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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, JULY 12, lPOff.
Tiro Omaha Daily Dee.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Jttata of Nebraaka, Douglas County, ae:
C. C. Rosewater, general manager of
The Bea Publlahlng Company, being duly
worn, irvi that the actual number of full
and complete eoplea of The Dally. Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during
the month of June. 1906, was aa ioiio
1 . 91,790 1
7 a.oio -.
It , 3L830
14 , ... 31,890
Less nnsold copies.
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C. C. ROSEWATER.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before ma this Smb. day of June. 1906.
(Seal.) M. B. HUNOATK,
WHCH OIT OP TOWR,
Subscribers leaving; th city tern
pararlly shonld. havt Th Be
mallet to them. Aaareaa will be
ebB(t as oftea aa reaalre.
Omaha's heartiest welcome to the
visiting Baptist Young People's union.
Omaha again has a full Water board
membership to ' manage Its water
If ' the district attorney at Cleve
land is not careful he will be getting
the wrong man Into the Immunity
Anyone who wants real amusement
without paying for a ticket of admls-
aion will take In the city council meet
Ins once a week.
With British consumers balking on
American meat and British bread and
Jam, Battle Creek ahould' be able to
run lta food factories night and day.
The semstvo congress at Moscow
seems to be particular aa to the com
pany tt keeps since Its advice waa re
jected by the government a year ago.
The fact that Harry Thaw declares
himself sane will doubtless be used as
evidence that he Is crazy when his
lawyers appear before the court to
save his neck.
With $40,000 to pay as a penalty
for granting rebatea, the directors of
the Alton might be Justified in levy
lng an assessment on (he salaries of
executive officers. ,,.r
Some of tne men of Omaha who en
dorsed the 'Jlowell compulsory water
works purchase bill and refused to
heed the warnings of The Bee have at
last bad their eyes opened.
It Colonel Bryan Is going Into the
presidential race in earnest he should
take tare to avoid the gout while
serving aa guest of honor at so many
swell dinner In England.
with all Peoria school Inspectors
declared Illegally chosen, It would
seem that Prof. Dougherty failed to
try every technicality before admit
ting that he took, the cash.
The statement that the revolution
In Guatemala la under the direction
of reactionaries Is hardly In keeping
with the fact that It is pressed by
men carrying American guns.
A French savan haa 'decided after
much time and study that It la Im
possible to foretell the result of the
pending Russian revolution, and yet
Frenchmen are not considered conser
vative. With practically a million aliens of
all ages bringing to the United States
more than $19,000,080, It would seem
that the , new arrivals are not per
ceptibly lowering -the circulation per
If the services of special attorneys
for the Water board are worth $12,000
tor testing the right of the city to
regulate water rates before the ex
piration of a contract, how much will
the special attorneys . of the Water
board charge for litigating the water
works appraisement of alx and a quar
ter millions through all the federal
courts, including the supreme court?
The caricaturist of the W.-H. has
Illuminated the town pump and evi
dently haa Just discovered that th
aforesaid town pump la in the market
toy alx and i quarter million dollars.
Bat the editor of the W.-H. Is aa dis
creetly silent to the irrepressible Issue
as he haa been for the last few years,
excepting when Howell was a candi
date aad had vote to trade,
THAT tonic Cot !tTY LtTTtn.
Governor Mickey la represented
very much Incensed over the following
letter circulated la York count prior
to the republican primaries tan days
My attention haa been directed to a con
troversy between the supporters and oppo
nent of Hon. Norrls Brown which tends
tti place me In a false light before the
Voters of York county. It la absolutely un
true that 1 have either before my depar
ture for Europe or since my return held
any communication directly or Indirectly
with any railroad official or anybody pre
tending to speak for the railroad corpora
tions concerning my candidacy for United
Btates senator. My attitude toward the
railways and all (it her public carriers Is
well known and has undergone no change.
For more than a quarter of a oentury I
hare carried on the educational campaign
of railway supervision and regulation. 1
was the only Nebrasknn who advocated
the enactment of the Interstate commerce
law before the committees of both houses
of congress In 1886 and have unwaveringly
battled for principles and policies cham
pioned by Theodore Roosevelt.
Without dlaparagtng the services of Mr.
Brown as attorney general, I need call your
attention only to the fact that there would
have been no Nebraaka railway tax caaes
had It not been for the fight waged by me
before the state boards of assessment, that
resulted In an Increase of more than nine
teen million dollars In the assessment of
Nebraaka railroads It la a matter of ho.
torlety that the railroad attorneys In their
hefnre the rmirta fne uttlm M
this assessment claimed the board had been
j subjected to undue pressure In making this
i Increase, and inasmuch as I was the only
man that appeared before the board Urging
that assessment It is equivalent to saying
that a majority of the board exceeded their
authority because Of the Influence exerted
by myself and The Bee In behalf of equita
ble taxation. I make this statement merely
to dispel the false Impression created ay
parties who are conducting the campaign
for Mr. Brown, for which, however, I do
not believe he Is personally, responsible.
According to the Lincoln reporter of
the World-Herald, Governor Mickey ie
represented as making these remarks:
What makes the attitude of Mr. Roue-
water particularly ludicrous Is the fact that
he and his paper have both been silent on
the last railroad assessment. lie seems to
have lost all desire to see the railroads pay
their taxes and haa nothing to tay in com
mendation of Treasurer Mortenaen and my-
elf, who favored Increaaing their assess
ment to 150,000,000 this year because It was
hoWn that the net earnings had gone up
many millions.' Since -Mr. Rosewater en
tered the race for senator he has lost all
Interest In the Subject . and It looks as
though he had Joined the other crowd. -
If Governor Mickey's remarks are
correctly reported. It only shows that
he Is altogether too sensitive and lack
ing In appreciation of conditions. The
railroad assessment for 1906 was made
in the month of May. when Edward
Rosewater waa not within 6,000 miles
of Nebraska, and while Mr. Rosewater
Is versatile, he is not a long distance
editor. As a matter of fact, he did
not know what' happened before the
board and does not know even now at
what valuation the railroads were as
sessed this .year. It was certainly not
to have been expected that- -he would
a few. hours after his return
take up an issue already disposed of
for th4a year. ..&,. v .
If it is really true that the railroads
are undervalued this year, who is to
blame? It is passing strange, how
ever, that other candidates for ynlted
States senator, who were within ,easy
reach of the state capital, kept dis
creetly away. Where, tor example,
was Judge CrounaeT where was
Gilbert M. Hitchcock? And where
were the others, and why did no one
of these people appear before the
board, whether democrat, populist or
republican, If there was rank under
t: lectio of ixscrasce officers.
Those primarily and paramountly
concerned in the big life Insurance
companies, namely, the policyholders,
wisely show no disposition to abandon
their Interest in their management but
are bestirring themselves to take full
advantage of the multiplied opportuni
ties which new. legislation affords for
making their influence felt. While the
effect of publicity and the resultant
legislative changes has been such as
to compel the companies to introduce
not a few reforms and economies, there
Is a feeling amongx policyholders that
the interests which were really re
sponsible for the old abuses have by
no means been thoroughly eradicated,
and at least thst prudence requires
the management to be actually and
conclusively divorced from .every
vestige of discredited authority.
There la accordingly an arduous
struggle on behalf of policyholders in
most of the big companies to take com
plete possession of the boards of di-
' rectors In the elections for ,?hich the
new life Insurance law of New York
provides. The root of most of the old
insurance evils tnat nad sprung up
ran back to the grasping of power over
the companies through a system of
proxies and kindred methods of ma
nipulation, by a few men who were
under tremendous temptation to use
the power for' their own selfish Inter
est aa against that of the policyholders.
The new law. besides rigidly restrain
lng the boards of directors and ex
ecutive offlcera, greatly enlargee .the
chance for the policyholders to choose
those iu whose hands the affairs of
the companlea are to be entrusted, and
It la a wholesome sign that they are
taking energetic measures to do so
That great Improvement haa,. been
realized la conceded, but men do not
willingly let go such vast power aa
control of the life companies neces
sarily implies, even though under pres
sure of aroused public sentiment they
may make large concessions. It was
inevitable that those who have long
been la control ahould be resolved to
retain their hold as long as possible,
even when so many officials were com
pelled to resign. This Is what .causes
the controversy now reaching out to
the multitude of policyholders as an
Individual matter, and however the
election ot dlrears may go, It is likely
to Impress all concerned, and es
pecially all who mar coma Into a
fiduciary relation, with a deeper sense
of the responsibility to policyholders'
ixrr.s no a rro.y or an a tx sMPrixa
In no part of the country will there
be so much Interest as In the west In
'the announcement that the Interstate
Commerce" commission will begin at
once the Investigation under the sen
ate resolution Into the relations be
tween the railroads and grain ship
pers and elevators, although the tak
ing of oral testimony will not com
mence till after the reorganization of
the commission by the addition of two
new members in September. But the
Investigation, which Is planned to be
the most thorough and sweeping ever
made by the commission, going Into
the minutest detail regarding discrim
inations in handling grain, is already
started by calling on all the railroads
to answer a long list of questions and to
furnish data covering grain contracts,
rates and methods. It is proposed to
have all the records and Informa
tion of this character in hand, so that
when the membership of the commis
sion Is Increased from five to seven
and clothed with the powers conferred
by ' the new railroad control law. It
can' go at once exhaustively Into the
While the existence of widely rami
fied abuses In grain transportation has
long been charged the various state
authorities have failed to grapple with
the subject. The thorough-going in
vestigation to be thus conducted by
the Interstate Commerce commission,
however, will be reasonably expected
promptly to turn on the searchlight of
efficient publicity, so that the way will
be made clear for action over those
phases of the business which require
OCR MKATS ABROAD.
The president's response, transmitted
through Ambassador Whltelaw Reld,
to the British grocers' confederation,
shows how great a power has been put
in the hands of the United States gov
ernment by the meat inspection law
for restoring and extending our canned
meat trade In foreign markets. The
British grocers' federation's direct ap
peal to President Roosevelt was
prompted by the damage to our meat
trade resulting from the sensational
disclosures as to conditions in the Chi
cago packing houses, since consumers
in great numbers suddenly refused to
take American preserved meats and
meat products. It Is obvious that un
less means had been supplied by con
gress, in line with the course urged by
the president, to insure the whole-
someness of our meat foods, It would
have been Impossible to satisfy foreign
consumers, and In spite of the fact that
the proper legislative means were sup
piled, they required further official spe
It Is fortunatetherefore, that Presi
dent Roosevelt la able in the strongest
and most explicit manner officially to
guarantee to the associated dealers and
the consuming public of Great Britain
the purity and healthfulnesa of all
canned meats bearing official stamp
under the new inspection law. In no
other way would It be possible to put
life into our paralyzed canned meat
trade in that market, for not otherwise
could the president have given the
necessary assurance to disgusted and
Clearly the new inspection law must
operate as beneficially to our packing
Industry and also to the live stock in
terest as to consumers, and it can now
be seen that the president has been
the true friend of the farmer from the
The Hitchcock organette never loses
an opportunity for exhibiting the
malice of mediocrity. Ua report of
the controversy between .Treasurer
Pink and the city council is a striking
example. It is conceded on all hands
that the consolidation of the city and
county treasurers' offices would re
quire more room for the efficient
transaction of business than has here
tofore been assigned in the city hall
to the city treasurer alone. The re
quest, of Mr. Pink for additional room
was reasonable and businesslike, bet
the council has seen fit out ot political
spleen or conceit about its extraordU.
nary powers to turn down Treasurer
Fink's request. The latter, without
suggestion from any quarter, has not!
fled the council that he would remove
the consolidated treasurer's office to
the court house. This action Is Inter
preted by the hyphenated smallbore
as inspired by The Bee. in order to
prevent the relocation ot the court
rooms from the Bee building to the
court house. When it is borne in
mind that the consolidation of the
county and city treasuries and city and
county tax commissioners' offices was
first advocated by The Bee and cham
ploned by it through the entire legis
lative proceedings and the subsequent
content in the courts, the insinuation
that Fink's demands on the council are
Inspired by the chief proprietor of The
Bee for selfish, purposes Is simply be
neath contempt. .
Another attempt has ben made by
the city council to discredit the city
asphalt repair plant. This la simply
the preliminary for throwing It into
the scrap pile or turning it over to
some contractor. But the taxpayers
of Omaha, ana4 especially the property
owners adjacent to asphalt paved
streets will not tamely allow Its aban
donment. The city, haa invested good
money in , the plant and the plant haa
done excellent service. Repairs of
asphalt paved streets which formerly
took months and even years, have
been effected within a comparatively
short period and without the red Upe
that formerly Impeded repairs abso
The decision' of the insular govern
ment to try all ladrones caught In the
Philippines will do more than sum
mary executions to show the natives
the difference between highway rob
bery and Insurrection.
A Very Live question.
Secretary Shaw favors smaller dollar bills.
John Wesley Gaines favors cleaner dollar
bills, and the rest of ua favor more of nny
old dollar bills: and stilt they say the money
question Is dead.
Enforcing; the OoMen Rale.
Toledo Is making records. Having
achieved the unique feat of sending Ice
trust conspirators to prison It added to
that record the feat Of maintaining a safe
and sane Fourth of July. If it keeps on it
will soon be in a position to establish a
training school for reform with the bark on.
Wha Mill Pass the Word!
Chicago Record Herald.
The English tailor who came over to de
sign new uniforms for the members of our
army says American soldiers make a bet
ter military appearance than the English.
German or French warriors. If somebody
will hasten to assure us that our soldiers
are finer looking than the Japs our confi
dence will be fully -estored.
Slurs from a Safe Distance.
Assistant State's Attorney Nott of New
Tork has lately declared that "the Thaw
murder case Is simply a question of
whether New Tork has got down to the
level of a mining camp." It Is very clear
that Mr. Nott haa no expectation of ever
going out west among the mining camps
or he would not say thst. They will not
tamely admit out there that New Tork
can ever reach their level by going
The Country Safe.
Wall Street Journal.
The nation has reason to be proud of the
Fourth of July addresses of President
Roosevelt In Oyster Bay and of William J,
Bryan in London. It Is not necessary to
agree to all that they said In order to ap
preciate the value bf their addresses as a
whole. Certainly a country cannot go far
wrong which haa as the leaders of Its two
opposing parties men capable of addressing
the people with so little of bitter partisan
ship, and so much of uplifting patriotism.
Both addresses, It Is noteworthy to ob
serve, . wera extremely optimistic In tone, '
Fidelity to Principle.
Senator Gearln of ' Oregon has given a
remarkable proof of fidelity to principle.
Recently an amendment to the state con
stitution waa adopted providing for a di
rect primary nomination of alt candidates
for office. Including United States senators.
The democrats, under this provision, nomi
nated Mr. Bourne. The democrats have a
majority In the legislature, but the repub
llcana polled a majority In the popular vote.
Believing that the Intent of the law was
that a popular majority should determine
who shall be senator, Mr: Gearln urges the
legislature to elect his republican opponent.
In spite of the existence of a democratic
majority. This Is testifying by works,
surely; and It would not require many
such manifestations nf fealty to the prin
ciple of popular election of senators to
bring the agitation, .pr , that object to a
"America fof Aiuerteans" North and
South. " i
Secretary Roofs' visit to the leading cap
itals of South' America will supplement the
part the United States la to play in the
ran-American congress at Rio Janeiro.
This country's relations with the Itln re
publics are generally friendly, nlthntio'h
once In a while there Is a sudden blaze
Nearly a century ago Henry' Clay plan
ned a grand scheme' of what amounted
almost to an American empire, compris
ing the United States, Mexico, Central
America and the whole southern continent.
Secretary Root has apparently no such ent
bitlon, nor is he likely to try to do more
than carry personally this country's good
wishes to all the nations he visits.
The United States has rendered an In
calculable service to Its smaller sister re
publics by adherjng to the Monroe Doc
trine. There Is no reason to doubt thnt
these republics recognize the protection af.
forded them. They must also realize now,
If they have not always done so, that the
l nlted States haa no potion of absorption
n their direction.
America for Americans Is still as strong
slogan as It ever was. It can be. put
down as certain that Secretary Root's great
tact and diplomacy will add still greater
potency to that cardinal principle.
Government Reaonrees Kern
with Increased Expenses,
St. I,ou1b Globe-Democrat.
Au agreeable feature of the treasury
statement for June ahd for the fiscal yea
ending with that month Is that the sur
plus Increases ss fuller returns come In
The revised figures show sn excess of oior-t
than 82fi.O0O.OiJO In the government's re
ceipts over Its expenditures for the fiscal
year. There waa a deficit of 842.000,000
In 190) and of 83,mn.oOO in 1904. This change
in which there Is a balance of rxooo.nuO
on the right side of tbe ledger for 1906 is a
decidedly satisfactory development.
Necessarily the government's outgo In
creases aa the years pass. The country Is
growing In population and business, snd
the extent of he government's activities
constantly broadens. There are excellent
reasons why the cost of the government la
greater in 19f than It was In IK or 1900.
The cost will be still greater" In 1910. But
Income Increases faster than outgo. Not
only are the people better able to pay the
new burdens of government, but the fund
for their payment keeps on growing. This
is why the treasury officials are feeling
an exhilaration these days which has been
absent in recent years.
'The republican Is a dobt paying and sur
plus providing party. It cut down close
to the vanishing point the debt caused
by the democratic rebellion. But the coun
try thought that debt paying waa going
on at too fast a gait and It elected a demo
cratic president. Then, after an interval
of four years. It chose that democratic
president again, and as a consequence of
the second blunder bonds had to be aold
to meet the deficit In the treasury which
democratic rule cauaed. The Interest bear
ing debt of the government was increased
8J83.O0O.OO0 during Cleveland's second term
In buying gold to protect the greenback
redemption fund and to keep the govern
ment from dropping to the silver basis.
Tha deficit ss a relle of democratic sway
waa soon ahollsled after the republicans
went to tha head of the government In
1K9T. notwithstanding the greatly increased
expenditure which the Spanish war caused.
The Panama canal la bow putting tha gov
ernment's expenditures up, but republicsn
sway ta Increasing the revenue still faster.
This fXOTO.OQO surplus for the fiscal year
just ended Is a powerful argument In favor
of continued republican ascendency In tha
congressional election ef 1W
ERR ASK 4 SRI tTORtAI. CAWIMICiN
Hastings Tribune (rep.).
Now that Edward Rosewater Is home
looking aXtcr his own campaign more In
terest than ever will be manifested In the
progress of the senatorial race.
As tha situation stands today Rosewater
and Brown are the only candidates who
have developed any strength. Crounse Is
down and" out of It. as the Rosewater vic
tory (n rvniglas county decided his fate In
short order, and Incidentally exposed the
weak political Influence the World-Herald
wields outside of Its own party. Senator
Millard cannot be looked upon aa a candi
date for renomlnatlon because he failed to
permit the people of hla own county to
voice their sentiment In regard to his
candidacy during the late primaries. He
knew then whether or not he wss a candi
date, and If he was he should have given
his people a fair chance to express them
selves: and If he was not a candidate at
that time, but has become one since, he is
trying to stack the political cards so as to
take the nomination of a senator out ot the
convention and leave It entirely with the
legislature to settle. But that little deal
cannot be worked this time. The only thing
left tor Mr. Millard to do Is to sidestep In
the most graceful manner that Is becoming
to him. and then let the best man win.
So far Rosewater has a total of W votes
pledged to his support, while Brown has
but 81. Rosewater has 11 from Cedar, 4
from Garfield and 88 from Douglas. Brown
has 16 from Buffalo and 18 from York.
There are still 78 counties ta hear from,
with a total delegation of 74.
There are many reasons why Edward
Rosewater would make a good representa
tive for Nebraska In the upper house of
the 'United Btates congress: He la sound
on all republican principles, he Is In per
fect touch with the needs of this stats and
he knows how to champion the people's
rights. Mr. Rosewater has never posed as
a radical reformerbut he has persistently
fought for equal taxation, opposed corpora
tion rule and denounced the free pass evil.
When he fights he fights In the open. He
never plays to the grandstand that he may
be tickled with a little flattery and the
plaudits of the people. He Is conscientious
In his work and the republicans of Ne
braska will know where to find him should
they honor him with a seat In the Vnlted
Snre of ai flood Following.
Sliver Creek Sand (ind.).
In the contest over who should be the
senitorlal candidate from Omaha, Edward
Rosewater won out about 2 to 1. He Is a
fit candidate for United .States senator.
and will go Into the state convention with
a good following. If the railroads can
beat Rosewater ahd Brown both out they
will do so. If they can't, they will prefer
to defeat Brown to Rosewater. Sand would
like to see the virile young attorney from
Kearney In the United Btates senate, but
it Is not opposed to Rosewater, for he will
be a senator among the best, If he gets
Cornea Ont with Flylna; Colors.
Tekamah Herald (rep.).
Edward Rosewater came out of the
Omaha contest with colors flying. He will
have a solid delegation from hla home
county to the state convention. This will
make Brother Rosewater the strong
candidate, entering the convention with
eighty-three delegates from Douglas. It
looks to us that the choice for United
States senator is between Edward Rose
water and Norrls Brown. In either event
the people of the state would have a good
representative. They both stand for a
square deal and clean things In politics.
Gives n Blif Leverage.
.Schuyler Quill, . (deni. ). . .. .
E. Rosewater secured the entire delega
tion from Douglas county to the republicsn
state convention. This gives him a big
leverage over other candidates for United
States senator. Rosewater has a good fol
lowing in this county.
Type of Mnn eded.
Uloomneld Monitor (rep.).
Of course It is true that Mr. Rosewater's
candidacy for the endoraemcnt for United
States senator would look much better
could he come down to the state convention
with the solid backing of Douglas county.
That fact alone would cut a big figure In
the result. But, when did you ever see
that bunch harmonious enough to achieve
any great results? Ther is too much of
the rule or ruin policy among the politicians
of Omaha. We do know though, that
whether Douglas county would have It so
or not, that Edward Rosewater would make
Nebraska the best senator that could be
found this year, or any other year. He Is
a man of and for the people. He is a re
publican and a harmonloua co-worker with
the president. He understands our every
need better than any living man In the
state of Nebraska. Because of his friendly
and Intimate relations with the administra
tion, he Is In a position to accomplish more
and get better results for his state In two
years, than any other man could hope to In
six. There is no man In the couutry with
broader conceptions of the workings of
our Internal developments and resources.
with clearer and cleaner knowledge of our
foreign relations, than Edward Rosewatev
Ha la the type of man needed In" the senate
of the United States In this day and hour
of his adopted country's greatest triumphs
and achievements, when strong men are
needed at the helm. He Is the Strongest
man In the state by many, many lengths,
and for Immediate, effective and wholesome
work In that august body of men he Is the
peer of any man in tha nation, today. These
are facts, and not one or a doxen of the
lesser lights In Omaha who are constantly
blocking his progress, through fsir means
or foul, but sre adding dignity snd luster
to his name before the rank and file ofj.
the people of this state. If Omaha and
Douglas county go down to the state con
vention with another wrangling and In
harmonious delegation, the people outside
of Omaha should nominate him anyhow.
That Is our ticket this year of our Iyrd,
A. D-. 190.
- Looks Mirk that Way.
Bloux City Journal rep.).
The Rosewater senatorial boom ta now
being driven about In a brand new vehicle
that looks very much like a band wsgon.
Celjher the Jtallroad
Neither the .Railroad Choice.
Grand Island Independent (rep.Jf.
Republican county conventlona have
been held In less than a dosen countlea,
three of which have declared for Rose
water and two for Norria Brown. In the
others "favorite sons" have the pref
erences of the rank and file for senator
on the block for barter and they may
possibly be apportioned off between Rose
water and Brown delegations for votea In
the gubernatorial contest, which followi
the senatorial selection. But the develop
ments are such as to confine the contest
to Norrls Brown and Editor Rosewater,
neither ef whom ran be regarded aa the
Ideal candidate from a railroad standpoint.
A OaoI Strong? Hrsi.
Scott's Bluff Republican (rep.).
Edward Rosewater, editor of Tha Omaha
Bee, seen red the entire Douglas county
delegation to tha state convention at tha
primaries held in that county on July 8.
Rosewater now leada In the senatorial
race and it looks aa though bis lead is
such that it cannot be overcome at tha
coming state convention.
not'xn a not t yr.w tork.
Rinplea on the Current of l.tfe In the
Over Snrt.Oin children trpoped Into New
York's vacation schools, which opened tot
the summer season last .Tuesday. The
attendance laat year passed the half mil
lion mark and a much lnrger number will
be gtvef. Instruction this year. Accommo
dations sre provided for snn.ono children
School hours sre much shorter thn:i . .ic
ing the regular sessions and play Is g.ven
a larger share of the dy's duties. Studies
Include sewing and domestic science for
the girls. Industrial work for the boys,
basketry and city historical excursions and
kindergarten and connecting classes for
the younger children. At the playgrounds
there are gymnastics, athletics and kin
dergarten work, and libraries and game
rooms are slso features.
A supplementary feature of the vacation
school system one thst commands vsstly
greater attendance are the vacation play
grounds, which were opened on the same
dsy. The latter Include roof garden, where
band concerts are giver. In the evening
and where dancing la allowed, roofed piers
on East and North rivers, reserved sec
tions of the parks, and many school
grounds. All these places are In charge
of men ,who preserve order and glvs all
children opportunltlea to participate In the
various games provided. Three million
people, young and old, enjoyed the public
playgrounds laat year.
Two men, dressed In the uniforms ot
Jack tars, ens wearing a cap with Glouces
ter Inscribed thereon, while that of hla
mate indicated that he was a middy on
the Manhattan, rolled up Broadway and
stopped In front of a fashionable cafe.
They both had considerable grog aboard
and began to spin navy yarns fore and aft
to a crowd of men. Before they left the
uniformed men collected almost 15 from
the crowd. Their hard luck stories reached
the purses of their listeners, une man
who loosened up laughed and said he
would not feel uncomfortable were the big
Gloucester to hsve a thlrteen-lnch gun
sighted upon him. The crowd bit hard.
The uniforms of the "sailors" came from
Baxter street and they covered two pro
fessional yeggs. ; "TlAse fellows wera
crooks," aald the cafe detective ss they
were disappearing. "One of the men. the
big fellow, Vas Injured In the subway two
weeks ago and was sent to a doctor's
office. After he was patched up the police
wanted to send him to his vessel. At that
time he said he. belonged .to a government
revenue cutter. He remonstrated, and after
some tittle Investigation It wss learned
that the pseudo sailor, never did a stunt on
a sslt water boat In his life." The officer
explained that any kind of a uniform, can
be purchased In "Baxter street, the pawn
brokers and second-hand dealers charging
high price for '"stage" goods.
"Completed plans have been filed In the
building department for the new Singer
building with Its forty-one-story tower,"
reports the New Tork World. "The loca
tion Is to be the site of tha present Singer
building, enlarged by adjacent property.
"The tower wilt be 626 feet high, tha
highest commercial building ever known
and higher than any church spire In the
United Slates. Its construction will present
no novel problem, except In the engineers'
calculations for resistance to wind pres
sure. The erection of the walls, the pro
visions for their lsternl strain and the
foundation can all be readily planned.
."With the limited area of the financial
and business center of New Tork and Ibe
high cost of land it wilt become more and
more necessary to build very tall office
buildings to secure adequate returns on In
vestment. If a 86,000.000 building will give
twice the floor area of a 83.000,000 building,
and the land in either case costs 83.000,000,
It- Is obvious that ah additional Investment
ef GO per cent will double the rental In
come. This financial argument makes the
new Singer building only the pioneer of
taller office buildings."
An Interesting compilation of figures has
been made to show how great an army of
"commuters" Invades New Tork City from
New Jersey every day. There are about
25O,0o0 of them, and In the evening they
swarm back across the Hudson river again,
so that their time Is fairly divided between
the two neighboring atates. To the stran
ger In New fork one of the sights of the
city Is the rush-hour crowds thnt stream
every evening down the streets that lead to
the North river ferries. For more than two
hours this great throng, pouring steadily
westward, resembles a great army march
ing Upon Jersey in various divisions.
On the Jersey side, the transportation of
the army to hundreds of towns and villages
is a difficult problem In transportation.
Five railroad systems, each with many
branches, and scores of trolley lines are
needed for Ihe work. During the crowded
afternoon hours trains leave the railroad
terminals under an average headway of
between two and three minutes. This Is a
thorny period of the day for the trsln dis
patchers' In their rooms where the tele
graph never ceases Its Insistent clacking,
for the switchmen In their lofty towers In
the terminal yards, for the yardmasters
and for the legion of assistants, each a
necessary cog In the machinery of the ter
minals. It la estimated that In the neigh
borhood of eighty tralna an hour, during
the ruah, bearjhe Jerseymen homeward
acmes the meadows.
New York Pity, at a cost of several mil
lion of dollars, Is soon to have a parental
school that will be a model for all the
world. The plans have the enthusiastic
endorsement of City Superintendent Max
well, the members of the Board of Edu
cation snd of Mayor McClellan and the
Don't have a falling out with your
hair. It might leave you! Then what?
Better please it by giving it a good
hair-food Ayer's Hair Vigor. The
hair stops coming out, becomes soft
and smooth, and all the deep, rich
color of youth comes back to gray hair.
The best kind of a testimonial- .
"Sold for over sixty years."
ataae ? the I. e. Arm .. bewail, arm.
Alee lLaaataaswas mi
ATTS'B ilBAPASIIXA Fsf tke Meet. A TBI'S KLIe-For aeostlsatioa.
ATM CaAkal lkC10BAl.-ei eeacaa. ATUt'S AO0K CDkB far atalanaaaa Ipt,
heads of the city who must appropriate
The school Is designed for the Instruc
tion of boys mho are orphans and for
those who may I committed to It from
the children's court of the city. Tt Is one
development of the socialistic Idea that
the municipality should be tha protector
of all Its wards. In many respects It Is a
new departure, and It Is being watched
with the greatest Inteteat by studenta of
phllanthropio efforts throughout the coun
try. The school Is to be on a tract of 170
acres on the Mils which form the back
bone of Ixing Island near Flushing avenue.
In the borough of Queens, half way between
the former villages of Flushing and Ja
maica. The achool Is designed to give the
boys sent there the advantages of a home
life, a common achool education, together
with manual training.
Andrew Carnegie's gifts to libraries In .
the United Steles last year numbered 211
and amounted to over 83.000,000.
At any rate, Mr. Cleveland's Indisposition
did not arise through exposure experienced
wlille rldliy? In the Bryan band wagon.
8. A. D. Puter of Oregon wept when
sentenced to prison for land frauds. Evl-,
dently he desires to live up to his Initials.
President Roosevelt denies that he is
tired, but tacitly admits that he has con
tributed to tha weariness of certain mem
bers of congress.
President Arthur T. Hadley of Ysle will
lecture In Berlin In the winter of next
yesr In connection with the scheme of ex-,'
changing professors between Germany and
the United Btates. "
Dexter M. Rogers, assistant stste super
intendent of the work against the gypsy -and
brown-tall moths, a Massachusetts
man, haa Just been appointed head of the
national campaign against the gypsy and
brown-tall moths In New England.
The emperor of Austria was the : first
royalty to have a newspaper specially con
densed and written out for his private
reading. This wss started some thirty
years ago. Nothing which concerns him,
whether pleasant or the reverse, la omitted.
The son. of the late Marshal Basalne of,
France Is an officer In tbe Spanish army.
He will soon publish a book intended to ,
vindicate his father's memory and show.'
that Marshal Basalne did not act as a ,
traitor and coward In surrendering Mets '
to the Germans In 1870.,' " '
"You compel an army of men to work for
rou," exclaimed the reformer, 'In , oraer
hat you may roll In luxury I"
'You are rlght,' said tha conscience
stricken captain of Industry. "I will let
all of them go and procure machines to do
"You Inhuman monster!" Chicago Trib
une. "Had a good time on the Fourth, I sup-
With his one sound hand Johnny pushed
his bandages aside.
"You bet I did," he answered.
"But how about your burnsT"
"Huh! 1 don't care. It was the very lsst
cannon cracker I had that blowed me up."
Philadelphia Ledger. t ,
"Mrs. Goodform Is always prepared for
any occasion, Isn't she?"
Yes, Indeed. Bhe even keeps a pin silk
kimono hanging by the window so that In
case of Ore In the night she can slip it on
while she's getting Intd the fire escape."
Detroit Free Press.
"Do you think I'll stand any chsnce for
promotion here, sir?"
"Young man, do you drink?"
'"Then you'll stand sn excellent chance
for promotion. This office Is full of peri
odical boozers." Philadelphia Press.
Knlcker An Engliah writer says sh
thinks in the country and writes In town.
Booker Same way with us; mv w:fr
thinks, at the sea and I write a check ir
the city. New, York Bun.
"She's not happy, you sav? That'!
strange! The last time I saw her she told
me she had found her Ideal."
! "Yes. hut unfortunately she married It."
"Pop," Inquired Tommv. "is a Colt re
volver a little horse pistol?"
"Of course not."
"Well, pop. Is the garbage man mad when
he gets in the dumps?"
"Don't ask such foolish questions, child."
"Just tell me this. pop. and I'll slop. I
the cradle of the deep the ocean's ricks
bed?" Baltimore American.
There's a whisper In the branches of tl.e
heaven rearing pines,
And a purple blossom smiling from behind
the clinging vines;
There's the chatter of a chipmunk, us h
leaps from tree to tree.
While the daisies yonder whisper: "Come
out here and play with me."
There's a path, a winding ribbon, lust the
clover fields beyond.
That goes stealing through the meadows to
the distant plck'rel pond;
There's the cool, dank, grateful shadows;
there's the Ihbv, droning bee.
And I fancy them a-saying: "Come oil
here and play with me."
There's sn orchard where the fragrance of
the fields comes lilting sweet:
Where the sod Is velvet tenderness to pave
ment weary foot;
There are songs, without restraint, from
songsters winging to the blue.
And each feathered throat la singing of Its
song at me and you!
There's a quaint, nid-faahloned garden with
Its pess snd hollyhocks,
And Its blushing, loving roses, timid pan
alee, flaming phlox:
And a sweet old-fashioned lsdy, with a
blossom In her hair.
Winding In and out among them, watching
every one wlh caYe.
And the dear old-fnshloned lady, with her
crown of wavy snow.
Reams a smile and hums a lova song as she
pattens to and froj
And It's oh, so sweet the dream'ng'
They're so much of life a pert.
For they've somehow found a dwelling here
within a rugged heart.
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