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aya that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally. Morning.
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the month of April. 16. aa follows-
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iSeal) la. B. li UNGATE,
Notary Public.
absirlaera leaving; the elty tem
porarily ahoaia have ,Tli Bee
mailed to them. Address will be
chaagien Ms ofteat aa rt-aj nested.
Beatrice sends 500 tons of corn prod
ucts to Germany, but Peoria's record
Is still safe.
San Domingo has returned to its
normal state, a plot to assassinate the
president having been discovered.
The bill to prohibit congressmen
from dabbling in Wall street may
causa renewed Interest in the old game
of "blind pools."
Burglars seem to have treated "Joe"
loiter better than his associates in the
wheat pit. but they had no money
risked against his.
San Francisco dairymen are now
compelled to boll milk before they
offer It for sale. Will the hot water
tap stand the drain?
The sultan of Turkey has com
mended American energy, but it would
be more popular at home had it more
effect in Constantinople.
Today the reactionaries in Russia
have the upper hand, tomorrow they
may have the lower dungeons. Revo
lutions never turn backward.
Great Britain may imagine that it
sees the promised land from Sinai, but
the Turks strenuously object to follow
ing the steps of the Canaanltos.
With seventy carloads of printing
machinery en route to Srh Francisco
the people of the earthquake belt may
be certain of sufficient advertising.
Are you in favor of the candidacy of
Edward Rosewater for United States
senator from Nebraska? If so, attend
the conference at Washington hall this
There is still time to add a few
strokes toward the embellishment of
the front yard as a contribution to
beautify Omaha. Do your share before
it Is too late
Now that Newfoundland has barred
American fishermen Yankee ingenuity
should invent an acceptable substitute
for codfish and leave their rivals with
out a market.
The Union Pacific can make good
time with its trains when Mr. Harri
man is aboard. The traveling public,
however. Is not so eager for break-neck
speed as it is for comfort and safety.
Clerks and salesmen who are walk
ing , the streets of San Francisco in
search of work while the town is clam
oring for laborers will hereafter be
active champions of manual training
in public schools.
Now that Mr. Harriman has come
and gone, a definite announcement as
to the location of the oft-promised
Union Pacific headquarters and the
time when construction work will be
gin would be warmly welcomed.
: The telegraph poles and wires in the
down town district are almost eradi
cated. We used to pay a peualty in
our lire rates because of these obstruc
tions to fire fixating, but no one has
heard of any steps being takeu as yet
to remove the penalty.
Wltn two grand Juries doing busi
ness in Omaha at one and the same
time, one under the supervision of the
federal court, the other under the su
pervision of the district court, no one
a ho is carrying ugly rumors .around
with him ought to have any difficulty
is unloading them.
JCiyrriAt, nr.vir.w Atr.sTMr.ST.
The so-called Allison amendment,
declaratory of what the president de
clares to have already bfen in the rate
bill, proves to be the means of agree
ment for more specifically declaring
its effect In other Important points.
The amendment accomplished this by
rerognUIng Jurisdiction, of the federal
circuit court in equity to determine
salts brought against the Interstate
Commerce commission, thus being, a
starting point from which the senate
could proceed to dispose of other
propositions bearing on Judicial re
view. The result already is substantial
agreement, which goes a long dis
tance in minimizing the Interference
of the courts with the action of the
commission and obviating the delays
of litigation which have justly been
a main ground of complaint. Accord
ingly, one of the most Important fea
tures to be Incorporated in the bill
will do away with the ex parte pro
cedure, which had in practice de
generated Into little more than the
filing of a formal affidavit whereby
an Interlocutory order or decree would
Issue suspending or setting aside a
commission order under the amended
bill. Such a suspensory decree can
be made only upon a circuit court
hearing, and then only by concurrence
of two Judges thereof. On top of that
it is provided that appeal from the
circuit court as to any Interlocutory
decree lies only to the supreme court
of the United States and must be taken
within thirty days.
Thus all Judicial proceedines are
rigorously limited to a short cut from
any appeal whatsoever from the com
mission's orders to final decision
thereon. The scope of review, too, is
in fact left, as the friends of rate con
trol believe, at the constitutional mini
mum, precisely where it was originally
Intended In the bill to leave It.
When It is remembered that the bill
confers upon the commission the am
plest rate power which it was possi
ble to formulate, authorizing It not
only to annul as unreasonable a railroad-made
rate, but also to substitute
for it a reasonable rate, as well as to
regulate transportation service of
every kind, and that the agreement
among senators prevents any change
in the bill regarding this power. It can
be reen how far-reaching is the prog
ress for which the Allison amendment
as a working basis paved the way.
The fact that Senator Aldrich and his
coterie at length agree to the rate bill
proves, not that they have triumphed,
but that the movement for public con
trol has triumphed over them. They
yield, not voluntarily, but under com
pulsion. There is nothing else for them
to do.
It is Inevitable, however, in this case,
as in all such cases, that attempt will
be made in two different quarters for
opposite purposes to represent the re
sult of the legislative struggle in the
reverse of its true light. On the one
hand the defeated always want to save
their faces, Rnd when sure to be forced
to the wall to maneuver so as to claim
that that was the direction in which
they desired to go, as McClellan, when
driven by Lee back from Richmond,
claimed that it was only "a change of
base." If those who have been driven
off the field by the Indomitable courage
of President Roosevelt and the power
of ptibli: opinion find it convenient for
themselves to call their defeat victory
to thoughtful minds it only emphasizes
the contrary fact Instead of changing
On the other hand, such tactics Is
sure to be used in the democratic parti
san press to give color to their effort
to disparage to the utmost the great
achievement for public supremacy over
I corporations. The very thoroughness
! a V. . 1. . , a
I i mo wui n wuuiu in any event put
special stress upon habitual and in
terested partisan detractors.
I But the great mass of the people,
whose support, In line with their para
I mount Interest, has been the true basis
i of success, are not going to be de-
celved. They know well that the lead
ership of President Roosevelt through
out has been as wise as resolute, and
I their deliberate Judgment may be
i safely trusted to reach the truth that
his legislation represe'nts, as he de
clares, "the longest step jet taken in
the direction of solvlns the railway
rate question."
j The decision of the anthracite
J miners, in the crisis of the contro
versy with the operators, to yield on
j the terms of the Roosevelt arbitration,
rather than precipitate a long and
; desperate labor war, involving other
'interests even more seriously than
j their own, will in the long run greatly
' enhance the prestige of their organiza
! tion. Their final net conveys the lm
preaslon of self-control, Judgment, re
; gard for other Interests, appreciation
j of the practical situation.
There Is no concealing the fact that
i public sympathy has not been with
I the miners in this controversy, as It
, was four years ago. Then the miners'
; point was arbitration of the disputes
j between them and the coal mining
; companies, which obstinately stood on
! the ground that there was nothing to
! arbitrate until failure of fuel supply
made a crisis that forced them to give
, in. This time the miners seemed, to
j the general public, in danger of Incon
j siderately disturbing and repudiating
j the results of that very arbitration.
The outcome fortunately goes far to
show the binding permanent force of
arbitration when competently applied
to such controversies and to answer
the common aud hitherto sometimes
i warranted objection that labor org&nl-
rations fall to observe It. It is true
that the period of the Roosevelt com
mission's award had expired, but the
avowed purpose of that memorable
reference was a stable basis for quiet
ing mine labor troubles, so that later
details of grievance as they arose or
conditions changed could be adjusted
without ripping up the whole Indus
trial situation. Upon that line the
miners by their decision make sure of
public sympathy and support ti. the
In the meantime there Is the undis
puted fact that the anthracite mine
workers never before were so prosper
ous and so well paid as they are now,
nor as a class in so good position
steadily and solidly to improve their
condition, all of which would cer
tainly have been Jeopardized and
probably sacrificed but for the good
Judgment In choosing continued peace
In preference to war. '
The tribute paid by E. H. Harriman
in his statement given out at Omaha
to Mayor Schmits of San Francisco Is
couched in the strongest terms and
bears special significance, not only
from the character and relations of
Mr. Harriman, but also from the fact
that he was early on the scene of the
disaster and speaks from thorough'
personal observation. Mr. Harriman's
Indorsement crowns the general ver
dict of approval of Mayor Schmitg'
bearing and efflclence throughout as
trying circumstances as could befall
any man In his position.
Mayor Schmltt candidacy and elec
tion to his office as a representative
of the labor elements was regarded in
many quarters with apprehension and
treated with derision at the time. The
impression thus spread abroad quite
extensively was that San Francisco in
some sort of preposterous frenzy had
chosen a dangerous socialist or ran
tankerous radical. It is a signal tri
umph that in so fearful an emergency
he has borne himself with such calm
ness, Judgment, energy and ability as
to win the plaudits of all citizens of
every grade and political faith and the
public acknowledgment of the admira
tion of a man like Mr. Harriman,
standing at the very opposite pole of
class Interest and doubtless unfavor
ably prejudiced at the start.
It only once more illustrates how
great emergency, whether of war or
the fury of natural forces, cancels all
ordinary superficial distinctions In the
stricken community and demonstrates
that no class has a monopoly of the
manly qualities which are required to
meet the crisis and which it always
calls Into play. It would be fortunate
if this fact were better remembered
than it is in the. ordinary course of
Judge Sutton's instructions to the
grand Jury are comprehensive' and ex
plicit. They enumerate the particular
classes of offenses which the grand
Jury should investigate. These of
fenses are those which ordinarily
would remain hidden unless the evi
dence of their commission were drawn
out by compulsory process, which the
grand jury can exercise as distin
guished from the power of the county
attorney in filing informations based
on evidence voluntarily furnished to
Roughly speaking these offenses re
late to the Integrity of our govern
ment, frauds against the ballot, which
would Impair the right of tfelf-govern-ment,
corruption in the administration
of public affairs, bribery of public offi
cials and the misuse of official power.
The policy of convening a grand Jury
once every two years, which has been
adopted by the Judges of the district
court, should give an outlet for com
plaints of all kinds against public offi
cers and at the same time safeguard
public officers against unfounded
If there has been any crooked work
done hereabouts In the city hall or
court house, or in the conduct of our
elections, that can be traced down defi
nitely to the perpetrators, the people
of Omaha would like to have them in
dicted and will uphold the grand
jury in bringing true bills against
them. At the same time the grand
jury should not allow Itself to be used
for personal spite work or petty ven
geance, or to blacken the name of any
one on mere suspicion.
It must be confessed that most of
our grand juries in the past, with few
j exceptions, have proved disappointing
j either for overshooting the mark or for
1 doing nothing at all. It Is sincerely
j hoped the present grand jury will do
its duty conscientiously and fearlessly
! so that when its report comes to be
! made it will satisfy every one that its
j inquisition has been on the square.
Members of the city council-elect
wer very free during their campaign
with promises of tax reduction and re
trenchment. The fact is. however, that
the incoming council will not be up
against the making of a tax levy for
nearly a year, and by that time its
nvjinrors will have discovered that the
charges of extravagance made by their
own party organ and in their platform
were simply for political purposes only.
We would all like to have the tax ra:e
pulled down, and if the new council
can cut off a few mills the favor will
lie thankfully received, but it will be
well not to set our expectations too
The appoiutment ot Hon. K. B. Wind
ham of Cass county to the board of
trustees In charge of the School for the
Deaf at Omaha and the Institute tor the
Blind at Nebraska City will be a credit
mark for Governor Mickey. Mr. Wind
ham will be remembered as one of the
most forceful leaders of the house in
the' last legislature, where lie proved
himself to be man of broad views and
rwsd 'lily. As a director of the
I work of these Institutions his services
j to the state should prove most val-
State Treasurer Mortensen seems In
' clined to go back of the returns
1 of the railroads on their own val-
nation for taxation. That Is an In
! tlmatlon that the returns are more or
i less Juggled, an Intimation that the
I railway tax bureau representatives
I will, of course, resent. But Treasurer
j Mortensen is not the only one who is
I skeptical and wants further proofs.
Indications are that late Candidate
Berge Is to be shut out of another nom
ination for the governorship on the fu
sion ticket bee an be he was not a Parker
democrat. If none but Parker demo
crats need apply, the former populisU
vho have been lured Into the deroo
ciatlc fold may as well go on the
mourners' bench.
It Is still the duty of Americans to
see that those who survived the earth
quake and fire do not succumb to
famine. Three meals a day are as
necessary at the Golden Gate as in
other parts of the country.
When pipe lines are subject to the
opeiation of the interstate commerce
law the real means employed by the
Standard Oil company to secure re
bates may be discovered.
On the BlarR 1. 1st.
Chicago Record-Herald.
If Senator Aldrich ever starts a maga
slne Commissioner Garfield needn't expect
to become one of Its contributors.
ntr the Knocker.
Baltimore American.
The common growler hae about aa much
reason for hla anger aa the person who
frantically looks about the room for his eye
glasses when they bestride his nose.
Reolsroclty In Tremble.
Chicago News.
Doubtless the sugar trust would b glad
to proffer the oil trust the assurance of Its
sympathy, only It haa a premonition that It
Is going to need all Its sympathy for home
Monopoly's Grip.
t St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A monopoly has the power to advance
Its charges, as well as reduce them. It
may reduce them to head off opposition,
and then put them up aajain when the dan
ger to Itself blows over. The only ef
fective way to deal with a monopoly Is
to abolish It.
ratting Oat Sid Lines.
Springfield Republican,
Moved doubtless by a recent United
States supreme court decision and the
current government Investigation into
railroad relations- lth coal mining;, the
Raitimnre Ohldi-'has decided to sell Its
I stockholdings which gave to the road
control of several coal mining companies.
The anthracite, .roads should do llkewlsa.
Railroads should be compelled to stick to
the business exclusively of common car
rier. Somebody Sure to Be Hit.
Pittsburg Dispatch.
i fllmnft'imDOSslble to present any
legislation la theflmbllc Interest at Wsvhin-
ton that doer no hit some special interest.
Hehe Is the mood alcohol crowd opposing
the denatured alcohol bill, although as a
matter of fact Its passage will greatly In
crease the demand for wood alcohol in the
denaturing process. But the facts never
appeal to these special Interests. The beet
sugar opposition, to Cuban and Philippine
tariff revision proved that.
Lesson Taoaht by Plsnres.
Boston Trsnscrtpt.
The Cnited. States every year expends
about $140,000,000 in pensions for wars that
are past and somewhere between X180.000.000
and 1200,000,000 In being prepared against
wars of the future. In the last fiscal year
there was paid out for the naval estab
lishment Xir.OOft.OOO; for the support of the
army and the military academy 177.000,000.
Taken altogether, pensions, the navy and
the fleet called, for $340,000,000. A com
parison between the costs of the arts of
war and the arts borne by the govern
ment Is afforded by the fact that the agri
cultural appropriation for the last fiscal
year was $8,940,040. The comparison is
msde even more striking when we realise
that from 1X39 to the preaent day, counting
the present proposed spproprlatlon, the
aggregate appropriatlona for the Depart
ment of Agriculture are $65,737.27!.12. or
$11,000,000 less than was expended on the
army last year. Tet we are a peaceful
nation, depending- largely on agriculture
for our prosperity.
Varloaa Physical Troables Vanish.
When Others Trooa In.
New Tork Sun.
Ban Francisco, reports that a number of
persons who suffered from various ail
ments previously to the earthquake and
fire In that city find themselvea completely
cured. One paralytic, who for fifteen years
had been crippled by his dlseaae, la now
"entirely cured" and numerous other rev
coverles have been recorded. These are In
teresting by-products of the catastrophe,
auch, for example, as the case of the
young girl whose vocal organs would not
work after the shock but who recovered
her speech at the sight of her mother.
Travelera In lands subject to frequent
seismic disturbances hsve recorded many
curious Incidents of the effect produced
by shocks on human beinirs. During the
wsr between Japan and Russia a party
of foreigners gave a dinner to one of their
number in a Japanese city. The feast was
not food alone and when It had been In pro
gress some time the diners allowed them
selvea to act In a manner less dignified and
reserved than is customary among grown
men. The dinner was ended by an earth
quake. The effect ot the tremor was to re
duce every person present from the gwyety
produced by good wines to his normal
condition of sobriety. One distinguished
European military officer of middle life
found himself atanding on a table howling
a famous drinking song. Another man of
equal dignity was dancing to illustrate a
story he had Just told. Tbelr confusion
was most sppsrent and the party broke up
Immediately. If earthquakes counteract
the effect of alcoholic beverages the ex
periment ot conlining dipsomaniacs in ter
ritories subject to shocks might be worth
There is no mystery about the cures re
ported from California. It does not need
an earthquake to demonstrate the power of
fright, or any strong emotion or shock to
overcome physical maladies. A farmer so
crippled by rheumatism as to be unable to
do more than hobble along with the aid of
crutches haa been known to develop amas
lng asllity In the presence of an angry bull.
Medical histories are tilled with similar
cases The fact that they are common
dues ni detract from ilieli interest
Tksmah Journal (Rep.)
No matter whether Edward Rosewater.
editor of the Omaha Bee. Is In distant
Europe there Is a growing sentiment for hla
nomination for United P tales senator from
Nebraska. Though the press bureau news
papers of Nebrsska are doing their utmost
to keep back any suggestions aa to the
probability of Mr. Roeewater's advance
ment, yet even they are beginning to recog
nise the country newspaper men who are
advocating the elevation of Mr. Rosewater
to the United States senate. Nearly every
country newspaper In northeast Nebraska
says that Rosewater Is the man upon whom
their hopes are based. And why shouldn't
Rosewster be so honored? Because he has
Incurred the enmity of many leading men
in Nebraska because of his fearlessness In
opposing, with the Bee, their political and
financial scherrles. Is no Just reason why
the demand of the rank and file of the party
should not be heeded. Mr. Rosewater has
done more to advance the Interests of Ne
braska than any other single Individual.
He would enter the senate as one powerful
In Influence and hla Influence would be on
the side of the best Interests for the whole
Made Brown's Work Possible.
Wilbur Republican.
Edward Rosewater Is not now serving
the state exrept as a private citlsen. Aa
a private citlsen he has done more to make
possible the work that Mr. Brown Is now
doing than any other man. The antt-trust
law that Mr. Brown is now enforcing Is
largely due to Mr. Rosewater's efforts.
So Apolostes In Order.
Sioux City (la.) Tribune (Rep.)
With a man like B. Rosewater of Omaha
In the United States senste the people ot
Nebrsska would no longer be required to
apologise for the poor Judgment displayed
by their legislature In the choice of repre
sentatives of the state In the upper house
of congress. Rosewater's candidacy Is
formally launched today. The republicans
of Nebraska have been educated under the
Roosevelt regime to a point where they will
give the Omaha man a support which he
haa hitherto lacked and his aspirations do
not seem far fetched.
Straw Points the Way.
Lincoln Star.
Perhaps there Is something significant In
the fact that the man who announced Ed
ward Rosewater's candidacy for "united
States senator Is already a Victor.
Prats from Rdajar Howard.
Fremont Herald (Dem.)
On many oecaselons heretofore the Herald
haa expressed belief that Edward Rosewater
Is the strongest man In Nebraska In point
of popularity with republican votes. We are
still of that opinion. For thirty years he
has been the real leader of every republican
revolt asalnst the railroad rulings of the
republican party. Every time the choice of
the railroads has been defeated in a repub
lican convention Rosewater was responsible
for that defeat. Every time the anti-monopoly
element In the republican ranks re
volted the foisting of railroad candidates
upon the party ticket It was Edward Rose-
water who led the revolt and marshalled the
antl-monops for the polls. He Is peculiarly
fitted to become the leader of Nebraska
republicans at thla time. Just now, no mat
ter how Insincere the leaders may be, the
republican party In Nebraska la boldly pro
claiming for those antl-monoply principles
so long advocated by Mr. Rosewater. The
Herald Is able to detect upon the political
body of the Omaha editor many hideous
spavins and ring-bones, but at the same
time and through the same eyes we read a
record of splendid effort on his part to ac
complish something for his state In the mat
ter of driving the railroads and corporations
nut of the governing business. If the fair
sentiment of Nebraska republicans might
be spoken It would lead to the certain nom
ination of Mr. Rosewater for the senate.
Only 300 out of 670 members ot the present
British Parliament are In favor of women's
suffrage, according to a statement by Kelr
The last surviving member of the family
of Moxart, the composer, earns his living
by drawing beer In a railway atatlon
restaurant at Augsburg, Germany.
Governor Hanly of Indiana has written
and will shortly publish a book. In which
he purposes to treat the subject of "graft"
as he has found It to exist In public office.
D. H. Rurnham. the Chicago architect,
who has been Invited to San Francisco to
help plan the new city, haa wired to ex
Mayor James D. Phelan that he will be In
San Francisco before the 16th of the month.
King Edward Is largely his own physi
cian, and a happy combination of exercise
and self-denial accounts for the preserva
tion of a fine constitution. Now almost an
escetlc at the table, he may say, in the
words of the late Sir William Harcourt:
''I feel best when I eat least."
Richard Burke, the Englishman, has
given up hunting and will sell his establish
ment and go to San Francisco to help In
the reconstruction of his damaged property
tbere. He Is part owner of many buildings
In Ban Francisco and Is married to a
wealthy American, Miss Donaghue.
Tolstoi Is reported to be In excellent
health. He reads less than formerly and
his reading consists of English snd Amer
ican books on labor questions, working
class houses and municipal government.
He no longer rides on horseback every
day and now depends on walking for his
Governors will be elected this year In
twenty-five states namely, Alabama, Cali
fornia, Georgia. Idaho, Iowa, Kansaa.
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan. Minne
sota, Nebraska. Nevada. New York. New
Hampshire, North Dakota. Oregon, Penn
sylvania, Rhode Island. South Carolina,
South Dakota. Tennessee, Texas, Vermont.
Wisconsin snd Wyoming--
Benator Arthur Pue Oorninn of Maryland,
who for many yeara haa been a leading
figure In democratlo politics. Is a sick man.
He haa not been to the senate since Christ
mas, most of that time having been con
fined to hia room. His friends say he has
heart diseaae, the malady that stood In the
way of hla becoming a candidate for presi
dent at the last democratic national con
vention. The solicitude shown by King Victor Em
manuel III for his subjects during the re
cent terrible eruptions of Vesuvius was
not of a temporary kind. Whenever there
la serious trouble In Itsly the king alwsys
betakes himself to the scene of the catas
trophe and does whatever he can to relieve
suffering. This method of quick response
to public sentiment more than any other
thing has made Victor one of the most
popular royalties In Europe.
Judge Jackson of West Virginia haa been
forty-four yeara on the federal bench,
longer than any other living man has held
such a position. A few days ago hs ex
pressed the opinion that "unless a check is
put upon the present tendency toward cor
ruption, which has been gaining In fores
during the last few yeara, this country will
be In a bad way. That there Is corruption
in private life la demonstrated by the In
creasing number of divorce rases. The
antica of high life, aped by those of lesser
wealth, are largely responsible. The rem
edy for that Ilea In the moral precepts of
the Christian religion."
ficommtndid by
If.fJing physicians
ind chimliti
haa obtained the confidence of the public.
1. It complies with the Pure Food Laws of all states.
1. It is the only hinh-rrade Powder sold at a moderate price.
3. It Is not made by a Baking
4. Food orenared with it is free
9. it is tne strongest Baking
I ,000.00 civon for ny
Injurious to health found
Calnmet Is so carernny and aclenMflcelly
prepared that the neutraiitstion ol the
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Rochelle Kslts. Alum or any injurious
All Grocert art Authorized it
Calumet Baking Powder costs little. Costs
a little more thsa the cheap. Injurious
powders now on the market, but is a big
saving over ue trust powders.
Try Calumet
Same Chances FfTerted. Vome Dis
coveries Made.
The Oakland Tribune, which haa kept
close watch on events In the stricken city
across the bsy, notes a revolution In popu
lar sentiment toward E. H. Harriman and
the corporation over whose affairs he pre
sides. "He has suddenly become one of
the most popular men In Ban Francisco,"
says the Tribune. "He hastened to the
scene of devastation as soon aa the news
of the disaster reached the east and there
la no man In the city who Is taking a more
active Interest In Its regeneration now.
He Is credited with saying that If congress
declines to guarantee a bonded Indebted
ness for the rebuilding of the city, he will
personally enlist $100,000,000 In the east at
a low rate of Interest for the purpose. He
has cleared the tracks of his railroads to
give the right-of-way to relief trains, which
are speeding from all directions with sup
plies for the destitute and homeless In San
Francisco. The provision which he has
made for the removal of the debris from
the burned district free of expense has
simplified the work of the city's restora
tion. He Is a member of the municipal
committee of forty and has been elected
its vice president Harriman and his com
panies have thus suddenly become popular
In a community where they were, before the
earthquake and fire, losing caste.
The cable system of street railways,
which originated and had its greatest de
velopment In San Francisco, Is to be dis
continued. An officer of the merged street
railway companies says: "Under no cir
cumstances, after our experience with slots
during the recent earthquake, would we
think ot Installing any conduit systems In
San Franclaoo. The damage done to the
cable roads makes it cloar to my mind
that It would be foolish to Install any
conduit systems. It will take a year to
repair the damage done to the cable roads.
If they are to be repaired and operated
as cable roads. ' Conduit systems would
have been In a similar predicament had
there been any In San Francisco during
the recent calamity. Wherever we have
had trolley lines, however, we have found
It possible to resume operations ths In
stant the roadbed could be cleared of de
bris. This has been one big object lesson
In support of my previous contentions re
garding the comparative efficiency of over
head and underground electric systems."
Miriam Mlchelson, author of "In ths
Bishop's Carriage." contributes to the cur
rent Harper's Weekly a remarkably dra
matic and Illuminating account of the de.
structlon of San Francisco. One of the
most 'striking passages In her article Is
that In which she describes the pathetic
and unforgettable sight presented by the
procession of refucees who were forced
from their homes by the resistless advance
of the flames. ,
"All through that long silght of un
natural stillness," she ssys, "we heard
the fleeing footsteps. It was a horrible
sound, that continuous, hurried, strangling
exodus. The stricken people did not run
they were too exhausted by the time they
had reached our quarter but they tolled
doggedly on, on out toward the west, to
ward the cool eucalyptus forests In the
Presidio, out toward the edge of the bay.
One man I saw carried with care a brand
new pair of tan shoes. He had absolutely
nothing else, but these he bore on a stick
over his shoulder. Women carried their
babies, their canary .birds In cages, their
parrots. Next to a man who trundled all
his household possessions on a lawn mower
rode a group of negresses In a ghastly
hearse, pulled by stalwart negroes. A
chattering crowd of chinamen carried pa
thetic Uttle bunches of rice, their brightly
clad little wives and babies dragging mis
erably on behind. A man and his wife har
nessed themselves with ropes to a trunk,
and with bowed backs and blistered feet
went on. It was a fesrful procession. And
what did they go to? A sleepless, earth
racked night In the open, with mothers
seeking their children, with aged parents
separated from their families. A man I
knew wandered through the Presidio five
hours that night, calling his wife's name.
There was no ligbt. there was nothing to
distinguish one huddled mass of refugees
from another. My friend called and called
till he whs hoarse. When he dragged him
self back to town Thursday he had the
search to begin over again."
A large proportion. If not a majority, of
the business men who were thanking their
lucky stsrs during the big conrlasTafinn
Here is Your Show for Safe
To make your dollars look bigger than ever, hav placed on
the market a great number of Piano bargains; to taake room we are
obliged to mark down over fifty Pianos, both usl and shopworn in
struments. In addition we have had a carload of twenty Pianos hurt
In transit, some of them marred more than others; not so much so.
but what our Piano factory and repair shop can restore the Bame In
good condition. On this lot we have made claim on the railroad com
pany, and this amount of our claim we deduct from the price of the
instruments, bo that you now can buy a new up-to-date Piano for 114 5,
on terms of $10 down and f per month. A large variety of different
woods to select from. There are thirty used Pianos to select from.
High grades of well known manufacturers, medium grades and cheaper
Pianos ranging In price from S5, $60, $100, f 125, up to the hand
some Grand Pianos for $450. Easy payments. '
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from Rochelle Salts or Alum.
Powder on the market.
In Calumet
Guarantee this.
that Ihelr valtiahlrs were Inclosed In "fli -
proof" vaults have wakened to a i1cer.'-
realisation of the unconquerable force r
the San FrHncisco fire.
Within the lust seventy-two hours, s
the Chronicle, tnere have been STS h'-
and vaults opened by permisisou In the dl
trlct east of Powell and north of Hnr.
streets, and In not more than W per c
of these Instances were the contents font..'
Intact. Ill many cases a pile of allies !'
resented thousands of dollars' worth cl
The most striking example of tne h-iti1
heat to which motol was subjected, r -haps.
Is that of the Hairls Ioar. off.
which did buslneHs ot 105 Stockton sti.i1
In his two (urge safes Harris had H"
worth of Jewelry, including gems. jnie i f
which wtre redeemable pledges. whl
others belonged in the selling etock. Y-i-terday,
believing the safes had cooled suffi
ciently, Harris had them dragged nut i.f
the ruins and opened. In place of il,
Jewelry he found a small pile of dust and
ashes In each safe. The Interior walls ha. I
melted like so much fat on a griddle.
Harris says he purchased the safes ss fire
proof. He was Insured for 16,000.
The vaults in the Hall of Justice fared
almost as badly. The records of cas. x
pending and many other papers In the (,r
fice of the district attorney were destroyed,
although a number of aged newspaper clip
pings and some private bank books, chaired
almost beyond recognition, were found on
the floors of the vaults.
It will be many days before all the vaults
In the ruins have been opened. Some can
be raised only by derricks, so deeply are
they Imbedded In the debris. There Is no
lack of expert service In the work, how
ever. It is almost Incredible thut so many
safecrackers lived In San Francisco. For
every fragment of wall and every post
standing In the destroyed territory theie
Is at least one sign advertising an expert
safe-opener, while dosens of the experts)
go among the ruins soliciting business.
Mrs. Hunnimune You nasty tramp! How
dare you eat that lemon pie I set out to
Tired Timothy Well, it did tske nerve,
ma'am, but a starvln' man can't be very
partlclar about what he eats. Cleveland
Father (sternly) Now, Sophia, something
must be done to reduce your expense.
You sre actually spending more than your
Daughter It Isn't my fault, father. I've
done my best to get you to Increase It.
Brooklyn Life.
"What Is reform?" asked the Impresske
"Well," answered Benator Sorghum, -i
don't know exactly what It la. But It's
something we've sll got to holler foi.
whether we want It or not." Washington
"Well, how did you like the sermon'."
asked Dr. Oasaway.
"Well," replied Mr. Kandor, "there was
one part of It I thought you might have
brought to the front."
"And what was that?"
"The conclusion." Philadelphia Ledger
Visitor! see you have spaded up you:
back yard. What are you going to piant
Suburbanite I haven't decided yet. hut
it'll have to be something: that will grow
all right without needing any attention. -Chicago
Editorial writer You can't Imagine how
tired It makes a man to write all this stuff
day after day. year after year.
Proof Reader Oh, yes, I can. I read it -Bomervtlle
Mrs. Plnchitt I sm certainly going Into
a decline you must send me to the moun
tains at once.
Mr. Plnchitt What are your symptom
Mrs. Plnchitt My gowns are nil perl t ...
comfortable. Philadelphia Press.
f RAP 'HO eOWVrf"(t J
Washington Star.
'TIs true that 'neath the touch of :m.e .
these beauties fade away. '
His glory, too, must wither with the rsi.
His coat sleeves will be shiny st no vn
distant day,
But present Joy suffices, and we envy hn.i
his pride,
As we answer to his debonnalre salute
And wish we had a wardrobe that emu i
take ita place beside
The fellow with the new rprlng suit.
Of all the vernal beauties that shin
upon the scene
When the woods begin to waken
There's one that gaily bourgeons the
radiant and serene.
The leader of the alad and glorious
He's Jauntier than the daffodil!. Ih
ling of the day
He'a worthy of the poet's softest lui
The unsurpassed, the culminating fi!'
of the May
The fellow with a new spring auil!
a w