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TILE OMAHA DAILY BEEi MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 1D0(T.
JTirc Omaha Daily Dee
' K. ROBE WATER. EDITOR.
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' THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANT.
STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, aa:
C C, Roaewater, general manager I
The bea Publlahinr comoany. batng duly
aworn, eaya that the actual -umb'
full and complete coplea of The DaHy.
Morning, Eveaing and Bunoay Bee printed
durlna tha manlh of JulT. ISO Was aa
1 n.. S0.140
I v... SB.S30.'
( ;.. a.soo
t ...w 90400 .
It B1.B80 f
11 4 11.M0 1
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Total ..I., ...sweo
Less unsold copies IP-6
Net total Bales..".
Dally average lea
. CC ROSE WATER.
; General Manager.
Subscribed In nf presence and eworn
to before roe this-gist day of July. HO.
(Seal.) ' U.B. HUNQATE,
(Beat.) . , siinTf .Public.
WHEN OVT OF TOWS.
Sobeerlbera leaving the elly lean
porarlly ehoalaV ; have The Bee
walled to theaa. Addreee will be
ehaaged, aa eftea aa repaired.
Perhaps the czar Is waiting to see
how Persia gets along nnder a consti
Those mldBhlpmen found guilty ot
hailng will And that certain punish
ment ensures enforcement of the law
Now that those Judges In Denver are
issuing conflicting writs and processes,
justice may have a chance to make
What Irish farmers seem to desire
above all other things at present is a
Burbank who can graft a tobacco plant
on potato vino. r jl
That New York street car company
which demands double fare In spite of
an order of court must be engaged in
a movement to make municipal owner
ship popular In Gotham. .
The anftouneerpent by Sven Heden
of intention to visit Thibet despite the
protest of Great Britain may force the
British government to show its hand
before all the cards are drawn.
Senator Tillman refers to Yankees
to be found- between Cape Cod and
hell. He might find more If he would
look In the opposite . direction, as he
would have more territory to explore.
Swindlers who have made American
checks worthless In Europe may not
have intended to play Into the hands
of the International bankers, but they
have nevertheless increased the de
mand for. dratu. ". -
v' 11 . '
Count Wltte'i expressed opinion that
personal 'recrimination are partlcu
larly harmful at present in Russia
evinces a lively knowledge of the po
tency ot . conviction and punishment
without .trial , which still obtain In the
realms 91 the ctar. -
Cbjrieae:: pirates who successfully
1 aided -av British launch prove that
Russia and Japan are not without ex
cuse In wanting'to control Manchuria,
But Uncle Bam may be compelled to
abolish piracy In the Pacific as he once
did in the Mediterranean.'
The .democrats-, .who , wyll go from
Omaha to UneoXn tp participate In the
democratic 'atkte. convention have de
clared where) , they ' atand on about
everything except Mr1. 'Hitchcock's plan
to aldetracV the' nomination of United
States ? senator. '. Perhaps they are
waiting on this for orders from head
quarters., .. .., , , .
The straw vote of the Douglas dele
gatlon to the demqcratlc state con
ventton uncovers ' the names ot two
possibilities for the gubernatorial
nomination right here in Omaha. If
It sUqul come to dark horses, the
democratic racing stables In the'' city
hall stands, ready ,to respond to any
One feature ot the new law govern
ng the city tax levy favors the bodies
which fix the rate especially when the
rate is hither, than' It ought to be
The tax does not . become payable or
delinquent' tor more than six months
after the levy Is ' made, and by that
time the taxpayer is likely to forget
oa whom to vent his kicks.
The local democratic organ I
greatly distressed, for fear the delay
In publishing th constitutional amend
ment notices may . not Invalidate the
amendments when ratified at the polls
It will be dreadfully- disappointed If
the amendment should carry an
should be declared safe and sound by
the court of last resort. -
Tht STANDARD OIL 1SDICTMIXTS.
The rebate indictments against the
Standard Oil company at Chicago, If
they shall be sustained on trial by
legal evidence, will set another mark
of Incalculable Importance in the en
forcement of the laws for equal trans
portation rights. These prosecutions
re aimed at precisely the class ot
(Tenses by which the vital purpose ot
the original interstate commerce acts
nd all amendments thereto have been
so extensively evaded, and nullified.
particularly by great shippers, and,
most of all, It is believed, by the Stand
The Indictments are not under the
interstate commerce act of 1887, which
did not make It an offense for a ship
per to receive a rebate or its' equiva
lent; but under the act of 1903, which
makes It unlawful to "solicit, accept
or receive any rebate. conc-slon or
discrimination in respect of the trans
portation of any property In Interstate
or foreign commerce," by which such
property shall "by any device whatever
be transported at a less rate than that
named" In the field tariffs, or "any
other advantage is given or discrimina
tion is practiced." The evidence on
hlch the government relies, and
which is believed to be conclusive, is
simply to the effect that the Standard
Oil was given by the Lake Shore rail
road free storage ! for Its freight,
whereas other oil shippers at the same
time had to pay for the same service.
It the evidence, shall establish the fact,
there is no question as to violation of
the law, and that thereby the Stand
ard Oil became liable to a fine of not
less than 11,000 nor more than $20,-
000 for each offense proved.
It Is noteworthy that the evidence on
which the government relies Is derived
from the officials and -agents. of the
railroad company, who are themselves
guilty of granting the rebates, but who
by. testifying will receive Immunity.
Under the Tobacco trust decision they
have produced the road's records and
papers and In addition have testified
fully of their own. knowledge, . thus
opening up to the government re
sources for prosecution the 'lack of
which during the whole previous his-.
tory of the Interstate commerce' legis
lation has Impeded enforcement.
The developments In these cases do
not comport with the solemn public
protestations of' Its highest officials
that the Standard Oil has received no
rebates since the Elk Ins law went Into
effect. Whether It has received direct
cash refunds there is no doubt that
the Standard Oil and other shippers
controlling big freights, In spite of the
law, hay continuously, and systematic
ally had theadvantage of Buch dis
criminations as the Chicago Indict
ments embrace. These are s much
law violations as rebates In the old
form of cash refunds, and as fatal Sn
effect on unfavored shippers - and the
public, at d by this unlawful system
the Standard Oil has been abfe as ef
fectually to stay competition aa, by, the
previous plan of direct rebates.' The
prosecution of the Standard Oil there
fore goes to the core of the evil. If the
greatest corporation dictator of freights
can be brought to book for such viola
tions under the old law the outlook lor
public protection with the Increased
penalties and amplified powers under
the new rate statute must be deemed
CVRRKSCY FOR WESTERN CROP8.
Statements of a large number ot
representative bankers in the grain
growing states west of the" Mississippi
river printed in a leading eastern
financial newspaper agree substantially
as to .the unusual local resources for
moving the crops to market this fall.
Not one of these western bank presi
dents dissents from the view that New
York will be called on. for fur less
funds this year than ever before, rela
tively to the total amount ot money
used, and not a few are of the opinion
that the local banks unaided will be
able to supply all demands on crop
account The latter, however, are prin
cipally outside . of the - distinctively
small grain belt, and In the old settled
parts of the corn belt, where the banks
of course hate greater, accumulations
and the crop moves more gradually to
market, a great portion .of, it being
flrat fed to live stock. '
These statements. 'howaver, evidently
refer to western borrowing in ' New
York tor crop use, and not' to reduc
tion of western balances carried there.
There has already been considerable
withdrawal of such balances and the
process will certainly be extenslverThe
effect of this demand on the eastern
banks for crop moving 'currency . Is
necessarily to subject them to a strain,
no matter whether It represents, west
ern . borrowing or merely western
drafts on balances. The difference is
great, however, as to the west for
whose annual crop moving borrowing
the Interest rates were formerly de
termined by the severe stress of Its
THE HOME-COJiXO RECKPTIO!? TVXD.
There seems to have been no ground
for Colonel Bryan's apprehensions lest
an excessive mass ot money should be
hurled at the committee which Is
carrying out his orders for the home
coming reception. And according to
the Indications" reported by the New
York newspapers without distinction
as to party his suggestion that contri
butions In excess of 15 be promptly
returned to the donors will not swell
the outgoing stream from 'that great
financial center. The dollar donations
not coming in, the committee appealed
to democrats In other cities for aid,
saying nothing about the 9 limit and
forgetting even', to ban ""tainted"
money, but, without substantia result.
Outright rebuff was experienced from
St Louis, where the enthusiastic de
mocracy, having troubles of their own,
replied that they-were arranging an
ovation of their own to Mr. Bryan at
their own expense.
The suspicion is spreading that even
the coloneVs New York committee may
bd preparing to remove the limit in
the arduous Job of compiling the ex
pense fund. At least the hiring of
John C. Collins, the noted professional
Connecticut "separator," Is naturally
regarded by discriminating . minds as
suspicious, since In all his famous ex
ploits he has never been known to dts
ttnguirh between sources of monetary
supply. And It is expressly affirmed
that the reception committee, so seri
ous is the exigency, has turned the
whole matter over to the Invincible
expert, without restriction as to
amount of Individual donation or
rrw.vo Tuna haxd.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary, the World-Herald, declares
that it "cannot agree with those dem
ocrats who would have the party re
fuse to endorse the constitutional
amendment ' creating a state railway
commission." This Is intimation that
a formidable element among the dem
ocrats Is opposed to the endorsement
of the constitutional amendment, and
such opposition can spring only from
a desire to prevent ratification of the
amendment at the polls.
Every one knows that the principal
opposition to the railway commission
in general and the amendment In par
ticular when It was pending before
the legislature came from the ratlroad
lobby, and the conclusion Is Inevitable,
In view of the long felt and wide
spread demand for such 'legislation,
that the inspiration of , those who
would defeat its ratification comes
from the same source. Even the dem
ocratic World-Herald, while pretend
ing to . favor endorsement of the
amendment in convention, is at the
same time doing its 'utmost to dis
credit the amendment ' proposition
with the public byquestionlng Its va
lidity. Indeed. If It. believed itsv posi
tion well taken on the question of In
validity its 'present plea for endorse
ment in the convention would be vain
and foolish by taking the step that
could lead to no' result.
There-Is no question but that the
railroads would like to beat the
amendment if they could.- but feel it
Incumbent upon them to work
through subterfuge. The efforts to
prevail on the democrats to block rati
fication by denying the amendment the
benelt of the straight party votes tips
the hand of the railroad bunch work
ing inside the party quite early In
the game. It would be quite like the
democratic double-dealers to promul
gate , their nominations for railroad
commissioner and at the same time
make a farce of the - nominations by
trying their best to see to it that no
railway commission is created on
which their nominees might act. It by
accident they should be elected.
; The Iowa league ' of Municipalities
proposes a" law1 to 'give 'the : state
auditor Jurisdiction over the accounts
of all public service corporations, bo
that the people of each city may know
all the ins and outs of the finances of
the franchised corporations to which
they contribute. . Where the services
are performed by municipally owned
plants ' all this information Is, of
course, accessible as part of the public
records. . Wherever the franchises in
clude stipulations for royalty the city
Is entitled to know what the output
or revenue Is. to make sure that its
share is correctly computed, but
whether it . has any right to. go into
matters of production expenses will be
open to serious question. ,
The latest-fulmlnatlon of theEp-
worth league politicians against. Ed
ward Rosewater appeals to cttleens to
prevent not only his election,, but the
election-of "any " candidate for office
who entertains the same views" as to
restricting the liquor traffic by high
license legislation. Inasmuch as when
the prohibition question was the Issue
those objectlonab'e views prevailed In
the election In this county, where, out
of more than 26,000 votes cot. only
1,555 were registered for prohibition,
this must practically - rule everyone
who lives in Omaha off the track.
The Jail feeding complication . has
been referred back again to the Judge
of the district court for a revision of
the rules that will permit readjust
ment ot the contract. If this thing
only hangs fire long enough the legis
lature may step In and solve the prob
lem by changing the law so as to au
thorize the county to "contract for
prison fare on specifications of quan
tity and quality with the lowest bid
der. v '
Should the Order of Eagles succeed
In extending its protecting arm around
the great American bird which serves
as its talisman, the Brotherhood of
Elks will be spurred on to take care
that Its namesake race may not follow
the buffalo to extinction. Unfortun
ately, the Order of Buffaloes was In
stituted too late to get In Its good
work. , . .
Wo beaten to assure Colonel Bryan that
the railroad-rate bill paaaed in his ab
sence doee not attempt to Interfere with
hie right to make speeches from the rear
Last la the Bhaflla.
i , Philadelphia lreea.
By the 1 way, what haji become of our
old friend Count Witte? Prom hie. con
tinued alienee we Infer that he (a secreted
somewhere among the tall grass.
Leaaevlty aad Wealta.
An attempt is being made elnce the
death of Bage to prove a connection Be
tween nili Hons and longevity. Rocke
feller is (7, Morgan . and Carnegie
HetUe Green ZL But If the poeseeslofl
of fort tinea like theirs Is to be an eeaen
tial qualification for old age moat of ue
will die young.
. t.mnm Ran of Peeee.
In the military view of Oeneral Mile
the opening of the Panama Canal will
he followed by a general war. If not till
ren the world may be aaaured of a long
Who Will l ift the i.ir
An Inveatigatlon Into the affairs of the
express com pun I a may develop the fact
that they, too, have been fully and ex
penalvoly doing their duty of saving the
Where rears le Needed.
New York Poat.
Serioue aa the servant problem may be,
Its solution hardly calls for the Intervention
of the army; yet the commandant at Fort
Walla Walla has ordered that a certain do
mestic be kept off the reservation unleaa
ahe consents to work for the commandant's
wife and not for a lieutenant's.
A Mrlklaar Preeedeat.
New Turk Tribune.
The great question now aaHatln Erie-
land, that of the status of Boer and Briton
the Transvaal, le, of course, one for
XJreat Britain to settle. If a striking
precedent Is wanted much might be learned
from the American policy of magnanimity
'hlch. after some eerioua mletakea in the
Reconstruction period, has at last obllt
crated ' sectional lines between north and
south and resulted In a happily united
people. . '
Aa t'neipeee4 Boom era a sr.
One of the amusing developmente In
Iowa politics la the Increase In the" aa-
semmenta on railroad properties In that
state by $4,000,000. During the recent dis
cussion respecting the renominatlon of
Governor Cummins, It was widely alleged
that Cummins had not Increased the as
sessments on railroads as he had on farms.
The object was to arouse the agricultural
communities to oppose his renominatlon.
An Investigation has satisfied Cummins
that the transportation companies were at
the bottom of that charge. This was a
genuine boomerang. .
PP. VERSI S TYPEWRITER.
Objection to the fee of the Latter la
Most of the denunciation of the type
writer as a foe to- social correspondence
comes from people who do their typewriting
at second hand or by proxy; thnt Is, from
peopl who dictate their letters instead of
typewriting them personally.
The man who manipulates the machine
in proper person knows that It can, turn
out Just as hearty and cordial letters as
ever flowed from the point of a pen. The
objection to the typewritten letter Is finicky
Admit that the typewriter la a mechani
cal device what Is a steel pen but a. me
chanical device? The personal flavor of a
letter Is not In Its physical appearance but
In the sentiments which It expresses.
It Is aald, of courre, that there Is Indi
viduality In callgraphlc writing ami none
In typewriting. That much may be ad
mitted and It constitutes' the only sound
objection te the machine. But the type
writer has w many points of advantage
that they easily offset the single senti
mental objection.- ' i
A typewritten letter can always be read.
which la more than cWn be said of a large
proportion of pen. written epistles. It Is
written easily ana 'fluently If the writer
enjoys any fafnlllarrtyt: with the machine.
It Is compact and .sightly Instead of being
scrawled over piany , sheets of blotted and
blurred manuscript- It Is not a dreaded
task to Indite a letter upon a typewriter
machine nor Is It an, ordeal for the recipient
to decipher It, r
Like a' great many other matters of a
sentimental kind, the prejudice ngalnat the
writing machine as the medium for social
letters is a matter of . habit rather than
Gummed envelopes were for a long time
condemned by people who insisted upon
using sealing wax. Other people continued
using flint and steel after aulphur matches
were invented. Bo It is with those who de
mand that- all friendly correspondence must
laboriously be "ground out" with pen and
Ink when It could be comfortably transacted
with, the rapid and ready machine. It is
People ' will eventually outgrow it. In
the meantime anybody who has enjoyed
the freedom and facility of writing with
the type machine will never go back to the
cramped and Jrksome slavery of the pen.
. ' , RATE LAW CONFERENCE.
Traflo ' Officiate aid Cosnnalsaloaers
... Chicago Record-Herald.
Railway traffl 4fflct8lk have been con
ferring with- the. Interstate Commerce com
missioners with reference to the construc
tion of various provisions of the new rail
road law. Which goes into effect on the
August It. , The railroads - are understood
to have submitted various requests to the
commissioners as to matters with their
discretion, and the latter themselves have
suggested that carriers appoint a represen
tative committee "for further conference
with the commission from time to time
with the view of co-operation and in aid
of uniformity of method-and praeHlee."
' Among the requests made by the car
riers are these:, That, they be allowed at
least thirty days additional for the prepa
ration and publication of ( rate schedulea;
that the law's provision regarding the
posting of the schedules . at the stations
and offleea be so Interpreted by the com
mission aa to allow the carriers to put
coplea In the handa and custody of the,
station agenta and poat notices Informing
the public that such achedulea are open to
Inspection by anyone , desiring to consult
them, and that the requirement of thirty
days' notice of any change In rates be
modified so as to permit changes in export
and Import rates on auch . abort notice as
may be necessary to meet the competition
of foreign carriers.
Of course, the commission cannot modify
the law where Ita language la explicit and
unqualified. It ahould be noted, however,
'that the act Itself gives the . commission
authority to make even the most Impor
tant of the changes sought by the car
Thua as regards the; thirty days' notice
ot new rates, the wet - says: Provided,
that the commission mar. In Its discretion
and tor good cause shown, allow changes
upon less than the notice herein specified."
With reference to posting and publication
the law likewise aaya that the commission
may modify the requirements of the sec
tion covering those polnta "either In par
ticular instances or by a general order
applicable to special or peculiar circum
stances or conditions."
The commissioners who are now con
ferring with the' earriera' representatives
cannot maks any of the concessions de
sired. The whole commission will be re
organised by the addition of new membara
whea the new law1 takes effect, and all
action must be postponed until then. The
present discussion Is preliminary, and may
lead to certain reoommendatlone on the
part of the reappointed eommlaalonera.
Per every change "good cause" will doubt
leas have to be shown, in conformity with
the spirit and Utter of the act
SEBRtSK.t SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN
Why This Dlaerlsalaatlear
Bridgeport Blade (rep ).
During the closing hours of the Ep
worth Icarus assembly at lincoln. last
week, a resolution was pa"ed condemning
Kdwurd Roaewater a candidacy for t'nlted
States senator because the league deems
him to be an enemy of temperance.
If Mr. Rosewater could have had the
choice of an endorsement or condemnation
of the league, there la no doubt but he
would have preferred them to do Juat what
they did do, If they were disposed to med
dle at all.
It Is unfortunate, but nevertheless true,
that the direct Influence ot the churchea
In politics Is very meager) The Influence
of churchea for the general uplift of the
community la beyond our power to esti
mate, but It la an Indirect Influence work
ing In the hearts of men guiding their
acta In all directions politics Included.
But when the church as an organisation
attempts to Interfere In politics It makes
a great mistake, because It la never eoTldly
united and. harmonious, while the other
fellows get together Immediately.
Now, the league was not Ingenious
enougk to offer anything even hinting at
an Idea, It would have been Juat aa sensi
ble to have said that It was opposed to
any sort of a sinner for United Btatea sen
ator. As Mr. Rosewater Is not a drunk
ard, he certainly la not opposed to tem
perance. What the league meant, was,
that Mr. Roaewater Is opposed to prohibi
tion. In that respect Is he different from
any other Candidate who aspires to the
honor of being senator?
Orvatloae of the Railroads.
Hastings Tribune (rep.).
Now that the railroads have taken up
the Norrls Brown campaign It begins to
look as though Edward - Rosewater will
have to do a little of the I,a Toilette cam
paign act smash the machine and win
All Indications surely point to the tying
up of the railroads with the Brown Boom
era, the lobbyists and the fake press
bureaus have joined handa and together
they will attempt to pull the wool ever the
eyea of the Innocent. We do not mean
to say that Brown la completely tied up
with the railroads, but we have every rea
son to believe that the railroads favor
Brown to Rosewater and that they are now
engaged In throwing their support Into the
Where Dlaoa Coanty Steads.
Emerson Enterprise (rep.).
About half the Dixon county delegation
to the atate convention are strong for Rose-
water for senator and the other' half ar8
presumably for Brown or some other good
North Sad Soath.
Norfolk News (rep.).
Tears ago, when the country north of
the Platte river was not recognised aa on
the political map of the state, the South
Platte made a practice of selecting can
dldatea for all' the fat places that were
within the gift of the people, but of re
cent yeara they have kindly allowed thla
section to be known In the state house.
During thla campaign, however, old-time
tactics seem to have . been adopted by the
South Platte In the United States sens
toriai contest,' and while It Is conceded
that the position this year rightly belongs
to the north, yet the South Platte poli
ticians propose to tell us whom we shall
select The boomers for Norrls Brown
have been making great ado over the num
ber of counties Instructed , for him, but
when an analysirSa made of hla strength
It la found that not one alngle county
north V' the Platte river, except hla home
county of Buffalo, haa pledged him a vote.
Owing, te a fortunate twist of the Platte
river, which plAcea Kearney, actually north
of the dividing boundary, while it la In
reality In the south central part of the
state. Brown Is able to claim the "North
Platte" district as his home, and yet from
his very location all his Interests must
necessarily remain In the country with
which he is moat familiar, and which la
now trying to name him aa our senator.
Two years ago the South Platte country
Indicated that It wanted E. J. Burkett for
aenator, and thla choice waa cheerfully ac
quiesced In by the people of the north,
who turned In with a will and helped elect
him. It would now aeem aa though the
people of the northern part of the atate
ahould have the privilege of saying whom
we wartt to represent ua without dictation
from the southern part of the state.
If the Platte river la to remain the di
viding line of the atate, as the people of
the south have made It from the time Ne
braska tvav-m state, then concede to the
North Platte the privilege of naming Ita
candidate when it Is our turn. Don't pick
out a man for ua and by a practically
united vote of the aouthern counties, aided
by one or two northern' ones which may
be Inveigled Into yielding support, set him
up as our candidate.! Let the north have
something to say In naming the man, and
let the Bouth Platte keep hands eft until
we have announced whom we want. And
from the lack ot Inatructlona given for
him In northern counties. It is evident that
Norrls Brown la not North Nebraska's
Coatradleted by the Figures.
' Crete Vldette-Herald (rep.).
The prohibitionists of Nebraska will
never ' forgive Mr. Roaewater for voting
In accordance with hia conscience snd best
Judgment on the prohibition amendment In
lg90. In the Epworth League resolutions
they claim that he and The Bee were the
two factors that defeated prohibition and
claim that Illegal votea run Into Omaha
from Iowa decided the contest. Poor, de
luded, forgetful prohibitionists! Please go
back with ua and look at the returns and
you will find that prohibition waa defeated
In the state by 17.696 votes outside of
The total vote In the atate waa 214,73
Total vote against amendment 132.14
Total .vote for amendment
Majority In the atate against 49 M
Majority In Douglas county against., tt.M
Majority outside Douglaa county 27,116
In view of the facts, would It not be
better for theaa religious politicians to
study the election returna before they
draw up any more 111 -ad vised condemna
tory resolutions? Let ua be temperate In
Caaaet See Se Cloae.
Btanton Picket (rep.).
Almost as the Epworth assembly paaaed
resolutions condemning the candidacy of
Edward Rosewater for United Slates aena
tor, the city of Lincoln by Ita council was
granting the privilege to the saloon keep
ers of that city to keep open after closing
hours during the state fair. We have much
respect for the Epworth assembly, but we
must condemn the action they have taken
In thla matter.' as will a great many fair
minded people throughout the stsieT
whether they are friends of Mr. Roaewater
or not. That asms body aeea the Uneoln
city council grant overtime lo the Lincoln
aaloon keepera and utters sot one word
Wstek the Kail reads
Wood River Intereats (rep,).
Plrst ef all the railroads and trusts don't
want Norrls Brown; second, they don't
like the looks of Roaewater. They want a
dark horae or the matter left to the legis
lature. Watch the delegates and see if we
we not right
ROt ND ABorT NKW YORK.
Ripples oa the cTrrTat ef Life la the
A reputation for generosity built up by a
century of lavish giving la menaced In an
unexpected quarter. Vestrymen in s num
ber of New York churchea are complaining
of the number of counterfeit colna which
Jingle ominously In the contribution boxes
nowadaya Hitherto people who were un
fortnuate enough to get stuck with the
spurious coins worked them oft on street
car conductors, slot machines and other
Innocent receptacles. Evidently the game
la worked out In these dlvectlona and the
contribution box la the last resort. Efforta
to determine whence they came have been
fruitless. The phenomena Is unamerlcan
and mysterious. As the great (lnflux of
aliens Is held responsible for the Increas
ing troubles of the town, so thla crime of
shoving the queer Into pious hats must be
Charged up to the foreigner.
The Intense heat has created a big hole
In the limited Ire supply of the country,
making a bad situation a good deal worse.
It la suggestive that the New Tork Medi
cal Journal recommends the establishment
of municipal Ice plants, holding that the
production and delivery of plenty ot Ice
at a moderate price to every household la
a matter scarcely less Important than the
public oa-nershlp of water reservoirs and
the supplying of cltlsena with water. There
la also the question of the public health to
be considered. The medical authority
arguea that the time must come for a
general abandonment of the dependence
on "natural" Ice. which la a precarious
crop at beet, and, with the growth of cities
upon fhe banks of lakes and rivers, must
constitute an ever-Increasing danger. Arti
ficial ice now competes with nature's
product, even after hard wintera, and Ita
substitution for the natural article Is
earnestly advised by thla medical Journal.
Here la scientific reinforcement for a popu
Several vegetarian restauranta established
some months ago are flourishing and many
persons are gradually abandoning the meat
habit. A business man who Is distinguished
by his rotundity bought a meftl ticket at
one of the restaurants a few weeks sgo,
thinking perhaps he would reduce hla
avoirdupois. He did not touch meat snd
put the kibosh on butter. Singularly he
gained nine pounds In the first month and
It seemed that every time a punch waa
made In his ticket he took on an ounce
more of flesh. He saya he feels like a
fighting cock and la chipper all the time.
He aald the other day: "Two months ago
I signed a ptedge against all meat and my
diet alnce haa been eggs, finely shredded
boiled vegetables with butter sauce (except
potatoes they are either baked or chipped),
every kind of fruit, salad's of all kinds.
Including cabbage slaw, tea. Iced of hot;
coffee, milk, buttermilk, bread and sand
wiches, dried beans and peas,, which, boiled
generally until done In salted water, with
pepper are moat delicious. Borne day I wilt
open a restaurant where vegetables, eggs
and milk only are served, cooked In my
A sermon may be written. If one were
so disposed, on the rise and fall of young
Halsey Corwln. who has been disinterred
from obscurity by the recent theft of dia
monds valued at $50,000, or thereabouts,
from hia wife. His father was one of the
prominent men of Brooklyn, and when
he died three years ago he left the young
ster more than a million dollars In cash.
He became known aa the "angel of Coney
Island." Tou may imagine . Jrhat that
means. No one went thirsty who knew
him. He married the young woman who
now bears his nams after a betrothal din
ner at which $16,000 worth of wine wen
opened. He heaped rare Jewels upoq her
and aquandered hla father's fortune aa
though it had no end. Hla wife no longer
recognizes hla exlatence. He is working
for $25 a month aa ticket taker in the very
resort where he once spent money by the
thousand dollars. ' If any one refers to
him, it la with a laugh.
The meanest man haa been -found again.
Thla time he la Bamuel Fuerat, 41 Allen
street, who la a prisoner In 'the Essex
Market police court. Charged with taking
ice from women and children after It had
I oeen given to tnem at tne ttoyie free ice
atation. , ,
The Ice wagqn arrived at the Hoyle ata
tion early In the morning. Because of the
great heat there waa an unusually large
crowd. Fuerst waa one of the flrat In line,
and after receiving Ma allotment went
I around the corner and lay In wait for
women and children. - He Jostled them and
' made them drop their Ic. Policeman
Lawler happened to see - Fuerst running
1 sway with a little girl's Ice and arrested
Lawler aald there are ganga of rowdies
around the various distributing statlona
who make a practice of stealing Ice In this
way and disposing of It to Ice cream vend
ers for the price of a drink." Fuerat waa
fined IS. He had no money and went to
priaon. '' ,
There Is a tall policeman stationed at
the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn bridge
whose presence Is a great boon to stran
gera meditating a trip across the river.
No matter how remote an address may be,
he ia usually able, at flrat breath,' to rattle
off the beat care line to take, transfer
points and the street at which to get off.
The other daj a skeptical Brooklynite. who
had heard of thla man's ability, determined
to put It to a teat. '1 say," he explained,
hurrying up to the officer, "can you tell
me where 22 Buckingham . road 1st And la
the Franklin avenue cr the Nostrand ave
nue line the best way to get thereT The
If ybu , are suffering from - impure
blood, thin blood, debility, nervous
ness, exhaustion, you should begin at
once with Ayers SarsaparillaV the
Sarsaparilla you have known all your
life. Your doctor knows it, too. Ask '
him all about it. Then do as he says.
We have no secrets! We publish 7.;:.
the formulas of all our medicines.
suae kg tee '. O. aye
ATXa'S lira VI0OX-r the salt.
efflcer looked at him calmly tor a minute.
'Nothln' doln', mister. Ter either batty
or klddln'. Move along, please."
There Is a Judge In New Tork In whose
district peopl will nt be Injured by reck,
less automobile speeding. If he la upheld
In his actions. He sent a chauffeur to Jail
who Injured two people by fast driving, and
Intends. If the law Justifies him, to send
the owner of the machine to Jail also, an
nounclng that In future thla will be his In
variable procedure where peP' r n,B
down. Flnea and warnings have- had no
effect, on a rapidly Increasing evil.
The fatal accident on a scenlo railway
at a New Tork pleasure resort Is -what
might be expected to happen sometimes '
In a form of appointment which gets Ita
spice from Its daring quality. That acci
denta are not more frequent shows that as
a rule the construction Is 'carefully done,
the actual safety being attested by the
multitudes who pass over such contriv
ances every season. But ths New Tork
accident emphasises the necessity of con
tlnuai care. r
J. P. Morgan haa saved the life of a
drowning man, Snd Is not the least con
cerned because no reward waa offered.
Governor Guild, of Massachusetts, has
been presented by the Society of the Bone
of the Revolution of that state with a
replica or the flag of BUhker Hill, which
was hoisted by the Colonists on June 17,
The Secretary of the Treasury hae
awarded life-saving medals to Emlle M.
Wagner and Harry H. Klttel. 'coxswains
on the battleships Alabama and Kear-
aarge. respectively. Both men ."rescued
shipmates who had been carried
board. ' ,
There la one respect In which It li a
the Japanese can teach the Chinese noth
ing In a military way. and that la In re
gard to the cavalry.. The Chinese have
horses as good as any known In the' world
and are born horsemen who have nothing
to learn from Europe or ' America. The
Japanese are notably deficient lit horse
manship. ' - ' '
Marry O. Turner, assistant editor of the
Hatchet, Mre. Carrie Nation's paper, le
looking for a "consecrated prohlbltlon
lat" to push a wheel-harrow front Guthrie
to Washington bearing a' message "from
Mrs. Nstlon to the president. Mrs. Nation
haa adopted this method as the on mora
likely to Impress the chief executive with
the temperance question. ' Mrs. Nation's
wheelbarrow trundler must lecture And get
subscribers for the flatchet on his way.
A bronse statue will be erected, to the
memory of Robert O. Ingersoll, the agnos
tic, by the Ingersoll Monument association
of Peoria, III.. In August, 1907. the anniver
sary of his death. The commission tor the
execution ot the statue, which will, cost
$10,000, haa been awarded to Fredrick E.
Tflebnl, a New tork sculptor., an Intimate
friend of Ingersoll. ..The statue will, be of
heroic alie and will depict Mr. Ingersoll
standing and addressing an audience In a
PASSING PLEASANTRIES. ;
"We'll live on bread and 'cheese and
kisses, won't we dear?" murmured the Im
"Well, If we do, Henry," answered the
practical maiden, "I want it distinctly un
derstood that no llmburger goes." Pitta
bur a" Poat
Naggua (literary editor) What sort ot
story are you going to grind out next? .
Borua (struggling author) One in , which
a critic tries to write a novel and makes
a monumental failure of It. Chicago Tri
"Here! you, sir." cried the Irate old gen
tlemen, "didn't I tell you never to enter
this house again?"
"No, air," replied his daughter's - per
sistent suitor. "You said not to "cross
your threshold,' so I climbed In (he win
dow." Pheladelphla Press.
Confidential Friend Old man, If you
had your life to live over again, would
you make It different?
Defeated Politician Yes, In two partic
ulars. Firefly, I'd be a bigger scoundrel.
Secondly, I wouldn't take any other man
Into my confidence. Chicago Trlbupa. ,.
"Yes, he chased the car for a whole
block, whistling as hard aa he. could"
"But all hia whistling had no effect
'JO! yes, It finally attracted the atten
tion of the mortorman. who put on full
speed when he saw what he. waa trying
to do." Cleveland Leader. ,
Tom My married brother solves this
vacation problem In a clever way."
Jessie How does he manage It? 1 '
Tom He collects these "Where .to Go"
booklets, and by the time he gets through
them all it'a September and too late to'
start. Brooklyn Eagle. - - '
A PITTS Br RG INSTANCE.
Louisville CoUrier-0 ?urnet
He started life a workman,
- And labored hard each day.
His little wife was quick to plan
And helped him on hla way.
His little wife did wash and scrub;
And when her beauty fled
She little cared, so long ss hub
Waa forgoing right ahead. '.
His hoarded treasure grew and grew.
He handled It with care
And soon became, aa all men knew,
And then hla lawyers came and told
Hla wife that she must go.
They handed her some bonds and gold
And left her to her woe.
For he was tired (to reach the pith)
Of thla poor faded peart
And wanted to replace -her with -
A painted chorus-girl.
This fellow a case la not so, rare; .
Hla la a growing clan.
Today he' a but a millionaire'
He .used to -be a man.
Oe., LeweU Haas.
aru - t rULe-lar eaastlsatlos.
ATXB'S aro CDBft-Vtx aalU sad ages.