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THE OMAHA DAILY BKE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1P06.
The Omaha Daily Bix
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VICTOR KOSEWATCR, EDITOR.
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Root has Inspected the
May he. live to .Inspect
At all events, there is no monopoly
on writs of injunction and mandamus
in this bailiwick. , ' :
Mayor "Jim" will be the next one
who will have to pray to be delivered
from his fool friends.
With the British West Indies raising
sea island cotton, South Carolina may
find an excuse for wanting a protective
tariff. v ..--,r v '.
When 8peaiter "Cannon
Council Bluffifwwe may be
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aide of the river.
heard on this
' As the last resort the United States
may follow the example of the great
Alexander in dealing with the modern
Gordlan knot In Cuba.
After accusing President Roosevelt
of "stealing his clothes" Mr. Bryan Is
anxious to admit that he has '"swiped"
the- president a railroad policy.
The beauty of W. K. Hearst's advice
to voters to consider - their country
first and their party second Is that,
acted upon, it would retire him from
Emperor William la accuaed of at
tempting to enforce American ideas
in the government of Germany. Evl
dently the war lord is recognizing the
superior victories of peace.
The local political campaign is now
fully on, but the candidates will have
to tread lightly until his royal high
ness, King Ak-Sar-Ben .XII, who has
the right-of-way, makes his entry and
The liberal government's plan for
home rule for Ireland reminds one
of the democratic Idea of protective
tariffs mighty uncertain as applied to
commodlilea in democratic communi
ties. , Superintendent Kern ' of the Hast
ings lnssne asylum declares that the
contractor got out of constructing the
new food elevators on a technicality.
If that Is all he got out of it the state
No danger of the democratic candi
date for governor being accuaed of
reflectltfg"On any of his associates on
the UkwrXU U-bat blind to the most
indelible spots if only covered with
the .eniocratlc label. , ,
Ogtahaj bank clearings continue to
show: up on the Increased side of the
weekly comparative table. What is
true'of the bank business must be
true tf mercantile business generally
in the territory seVved by the banks.
It Is asserted that the Union Pacific
railroad and the Union Pacific Coal
company procured a divorce some
time . sgo. ' So far - as. the public is
aware, however; the. alleged separa
tion has made no change as to who
pays the. coal bllla.
If Hhat .aWlark oa President Smith
ot Utah had been made with aa honest
Intention of pun.Uhlng'crime the com
plainant ,wouJ4 probably have -waited
until Mr. Smith returned to the atate.
He cam now prolong his stay abroad
and the complaint accomplishes its
purpose VltbouC Injuring the church
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A t)tM(tytT1ZD COIX AGE.
' The whirligig of time has spun so
swiftly as to play avoo mlth the new
Philippine coinage, which is teas than
three years old,' the legal ratio operatr
Ing In existing market conditions to
drive out of circulation sllrer coins
which for the common uses - of the
people are the essential currency. The
old system, though legally free coin
age of both metals, was In reality the
silver standard, so that the coins fluc
tuated In Talus with silver bullion,
and Its great depreciation after Amer
ican occupation involved both the In
sular government and a large part of
the community in extensive loss. Dur-
og 103 and 1904 the old coins ac
cordingly were mostly called Jn. and
new system, fashioned on the ex
pedient adopted by the civilized world
for securing a bimetallic currency, was
adopted, the gold standard . with
limited minting of silver. But the
trouble it that the advance of bullion
in the market has lately been so great
that the metal in a silver coin is worth
more than its stamped value.
The intelligence of the average Fili
pino is not high, but even he is too
wise to let go a. coin for face value
which Is worth more as metal, so that
nils It-Is legal tender for debts at
face no one will tender it save at the
market figure. In i nutshell then,
the whole Philippine coinage has been
In effect demonetized by the sudden
fluctuation' of the two metal values In
the market, and the coins are being
held out of circulation and hoarded,
exported or melted down or passed in
trade only as metal at bullion ratings,
in- which the poor, the Ignorant and
those' who are ' unfavorably situated
inevitably get the worst of it'and
The only alternative to an embar
rassing disappearance of th'e silver
coins, therefore, seems to be an ente
recolnage on a higher ratio than the
old. ao that the metal stall be ma
terially undervalued in the coin de
nomination. Involving, of course, large
expense and annoyance, ana witn no
assurace that by the time the opera
tion is completed stjvervwill not have
fallen in the market to a point wnere
the present mint rating would be suf
ficient. The experience, however, strik
ingly illuminates a subject that puzzled
good many honest people in our
own country a few yeara ago.
PVJST or TBS BRYAN RULE.
Mr. Bryan, instead of proceeding di
rectly to the point, feels called upon
for some reason to multiply, words in
The Commoner .over, this position,
hlch he laid down at Chicago: "I
hold that no man who Is officially con
nected' with a corporation that is seek
ing privileges ought to act as a mem
ber of a political organization,- because
he cannot represent, his corporation
and the people at the same time. He
cannot serve the publlo while be is
seeking to promote the-financial inter-
eg te blithe corporation', wi$ which., he
Is connected." If jthatt b-really(rhis
rule, it only confuses the Issue to add
such . a quallOation as he does when
he declares through Ills organ "Doubt
less there are many' democrats con
nected with corporations who woujd
put the good of party above the cor
porations, but such men know enough
about human nature to know how Im
possible It ia to convince the publlo
of this disinterestedness, and if they
really feel a deep Interest in the
party's success they will not thrust
themselves upon the party in an offi
cial way, or even allow themselves to
become, officers of the party organisa
The point of Mr. Bryan'a rule, if he
Intended it to have a particle of prac
tical force, is that the mere fact of
"corporation connections" should be a
conclusive bar to official place in party
Organisation, and not a matter,, for
Individual volition, for everyone will
claim that his own political action is
disinterested. It would, of course, be
preposterous for Mr. Bryan to set him
self np as . mlndreader, finding one
democrat with corporation connections
disinterested and another democrat
with like connections selfishly inter
ested In political action. And he him
self has sensationally assumed to' de
mand peremptorily the ouster of the
Illinois national committeeman be
cause of corporation connections.
There la, in short. Just one thing for
the Nebraaka statesman in consistency
and sincerity to do, and that is to
apply his rule. Application involves
alwaya a: question of fact, namely:
Has any officer of ' the democratic
organisation, national, state or. local
"corporation connections?" If he has,
then off with his head. To follow the
deliberate announcement of the issue
with a train of glosses, qualifications
and apologies, and especially with con
sorting with .corporation-connected
democrats, would obviously be to con
fess that the whole business waa mere
buncombe. - -
National Committeeman Sullivan -is
"only one," but so far Mr. Bryan haa
balked or at all events failed to apply
his rule to others. Or was Mr. Bryan
proceeding in his publlo capacity In
announcing the rule, but only In hla
private capacity in applying it?
It takes cars as well aa money to
move crops, snd no sooner Is there
sssurance of aufflclant funds without
serious embarrassment, save in the
eastern speculative and stock Jobbing
centers, than a more formidable diffi
culty looms - up in tne form or car
shortage. The railroads almply have
not rolling stock to haul the three
billion dollar crop as' offered and at
the aame time to handle the nnprece-'
dented volume of other freights. The
crop Nmovement has only fairly begun
and yet from every section Is reported
Inability to meet the demand tor cars,
and railroad officials announce the
moral certainty of a far-reaching con
gestion within a few weeks.
A car' famine cannot. like a money
famine, be relieved by Imports from
abroad, nor Is any elastic" system of
rolling stock possible, Expanding and
contracting with freight volume. The
fact Is that car and lecomotlve works
have for two or three years been run
ning at maximum capacity, and trans
port facilities are not greater simply
because the roada could no get them.
The Impending car shortage thus af
fords some measure of the tremendous
Increase of tonnage in. general and of
this year's crops In particular.. This
further fsct Is to be considered also,
that the farmers universally are now
provided with vastly greater storage
facilities of their own and are finan
cially Incomparably better able to hold!
crops than they were not many years
sgo. " .
Perfect thjc mkrukr.
Suggestions are already coming in
for legislation to be procured on the
coming session of the Nebraska legis
lature providing for needed changea
affecting our local county, city and
school governments. Among the sug
gestions presented by one of the mem
bers of the county board la that the
office of county auditor be merged
with that of county clerk and made
elective Instead of appointive,' with
powers similar to those vested in the
The purpose of this proposal to fix
responsibility and consolidate offices
IS praiseworthy, but In our Judgment
it alms to make the merger in the
wrong - direction. What our' law
makers should do when they go to,
Lincoln next winter is to perfect, aa
far aa possible, the scheme of merger
already started by . the consolidation
of city and county treasuries and
city and county tax assessors by tsk-
Ing the present office of city comptrol
ler and transforming it into a city and
county comptrollership, with Jurisdic
tion over all the accounting In both
city hall and court house. y !
The eventual solution of the prob
lem involved In the duplication bt
government machinery for city and
counly ia the complete absorption of
the one' into the other, giving us a
government for the city and county
of Omaha which shall provide for
all the i collective needs of the
people -residing within the county
boundaries. While & constitutional
amendment would greatly facilitate
progress toward thla goal, much can
be done without first altering the fun
damental ' law by decreeing almply
that county officers shall be city offi
cers ex-offlclo wherever their work for
both city and county would be of the
same class and character.
With reference to the control of
public expenditures and the auditing
of public accounts it would be far bet
ter to leave things, as they now are
until the expiration of the Jenn of
office of the present Jclty comptroller
and bring 'about the' merger than to
turn the work of the county auditor
over to the county clerk prematurely
and erect another barrier against the
desired consolidation of city- and
The biggeBt boost that haa been
given the candidacy of Judge Boyd in
the Third district is the bolt of his
nomination by the Pender Republic,
which pretends to base its opposition
on the charge that he once rode on
railroad passes. The Pender Republic
is known farand wide as the thick
and thin mouthpiece of the ring of
Indian land grafters, who have been
desDollina the poor Indians on the
Omaha and Winnebago reservations.
Its opposition to Boyd means that the
land thlevea and their abettors do not
regard the republican candidate aa a
aafe man for them and that they pre
fer hla democratic opponent, who lives
nearer to the agency and is better
known to them. The Thurston county
delegation, which waa named by the
ringsters, waa against Boyd for nomi
nation, which waa one mark to hla
credit, and their continued opposition
should strengthen him still further
with decent and honest people -re
publicans and democrata alike
throughout the district.
. The proposal of Chief of Police
Donahue to wire the streets for the
Ak-8sr-Ben parades does not strike
us very favorably. , The crowds that
assemble to -watch the Ak-8ar-Ben
pageanta each year have proved them
selves unusually" orderly and tractable
and have never yet gotten beyond po
lice control. While the wiring might
be proper at the pointa of greatest
congestion, it would seem better to
rely on their own sense of responsl
bllity and a self-imposed restraint to
keep the Ak-Sar-Ben spectators where
Governor Mickey has gone to Nor
folk to answer a subpoena to appear
as a witness before the grand Jury ia
session there, looking into abuses of
the Norfolk Insane asylum. It is not
so many years ago that one of Ne
braska's governors set himself up as
exempt from all court processes and
assumed the divine right of kings to
defy court orders. That, however,
waa a fualoa governor, acting under
the advice of a fusion attorney gen
eral. South Pakota haa the merit of recog
nising Ita own associations by drop
ping bigamy cases against persons who
can aliow color of divorce. A atrlct
reading ot the law might kill IU chief
attraction for atrangers.
' The railroads centering in Omaha
are talking about compromising the
1903 city taxes on which they first
went into the enjoining business. The
whole object ot the railroads' tax ova-
slon progrsm Is to compromise the
money which they should psy aa taxes'
Into the public treasury so as to keep
the biggest part of It In the railroad
coffers. Prospects sre good, how
ever, thst they have about played the
game to the limit.
The amusing feature of the "penny-put-lt-back"
fund which the demo
crats are trying to play upon the First
Nebraska district Is that there is no
intention or pretension of putting the
pennies back, but that on' the con
trary they are to be converted Into &
democratic campaign fund to help a
democratic candidate connect with
the payroll. The "put-tt-back" fund
should be rechrlstened a "take-lt-out"
Principal Waterhouse of the high
school has Inaugurated a new system
of addressing the pupils In platoons,
requiring him to .make tlie same
speech only , four tlmes.Mr. Water
house should apply to the school
board at once for the purchase of a
'graphophone, which would enable
him to reduce his talking to a single
oration to be shot off at the pupils as
often as necessary.
A large majority of the republican
legislative nominations throughout
Nebraska have already been made, but
quite a few districts still have to name
their candidates. Every republican,
convention yet to be held in thla state
should put Its nominees aquarefy on
the state platform and leave no loop
hole for them to crawl out.
A camera fiend with a limelight
turned hla machine on a mob of lynch
ers lb Texaa with the result that the
local grand Jury is working overtime
to discover a method by which It can
fall to Identify the members of the
mob'. Cameras may soon be placed
on the list of dangerous weapons in
the Lone Star atate.
One of the democratic legislative
candidates in "Billy" ThoniDaon's
home county has been nominated on a
platform that he will not use railroad
passes "as a public officer, if elected."
The question is whether the voters ot
that district want to take chances on
such a wide open proposition.
The appeal of the local democratic
organ to all people whov want a 2-cent
passenger rate in Nebraska to vote
for the democratic 'ticket recalls its
appeal six months, agp to people who
wanted dollar gas to vote tor the dem
ocratic city ticket.. Promises are
cheaper than performances.
The people of -Council Bluffs are
making preparations 'to entertain the
Army ot the' Tennessee, which will
hold its reunion ibere In November.
If our across-the-rlver neighbors want
any assistance from - Omaha they
should feel free to make the requisi
tion: " ". .
Now that Mr. Bryan is accused of
splitting the. liberal party ot Great
Britain, he la entitled to be' recognized
as one of the most consistent men on
earth always -breeding dissension In
the house of bis friends.
The public announcement from Lin
coln that Governor Mickey attended a
game of ball gives reason to hope that
he may yet attend his successor's in
augural ball. "
Aa laterested Obaerver.
General Weyler, who made soma attempts
at suppressing rebellion in Cuba, la prob
ably reading the newa from Havana In a
very much I-told-you-eo frame of mind.
A Safe Prealetioa.
, St. Louis Republic.
AU paaaes will be void after. January 1
next. When the politicians find themselves
compelled to pay their way on the railroads
we probably ahall hear a good deal about
the reduction of farea.
Great Warrlara, Thai.
For once Mrs. Grundy has more than aha
can poeeibly aay to do full Justice to that
scandalous affair in her home town, when
fourteen youn men6" Mopped bullets In a
sham battle wltV Jealous rivals for the
favor of Grundy Center girls. .
Tim far a Saewaovra.
" Bt. Louis Globe-Democrat. '
President Roosevelt la accuaed bf stealing
Colonel Bryan'a campaign thunder and ua
Ing It for the purpose of boosting himself
into popularity with the 'common people.
Upon a proper ahowlng the colonel tan
easily obtain a writ of replevin for his lost
Peaalty af the Peacemaker.
The Latin-American In Cuba will probably
dislike Uncle Sam quite aa much aa do
their brethren in other American republics,
after be shall have quelled their revolution.
We shall expect from- the Latin-Americans
some day a declaration- at independence
their Inalienable rlcht to blow up the life,
liberty and'purauita of happlncaa of one
another without the convent of any other
Flajatlaar MSeaaol" Frata.
New York Evening Poat.
Newa Itama comlna from many localitlea
indicate that thla ,la to be a year of active
effort on the part of school authorities to
auppreaa entirely the high school Greek let.
ter fraternltlea. Dea Moines and Omaha
are the latest cities to adopt a ruts exclud
ing all members of tseee-associations ab
solutely from athletic teams and all other
echool honors. It Is rather noteworthy that
soma of the teachers and principals most
actlvs in thla campaign are themaelves
members of college fraternities. But the
elimination of the fraternity from eeeond
ary echool life la really of a piece with the
movement of which leading fraternity men
have long approved, to prohibit freehmen
from Joining or "pledging" to the olteglate
chapters. The fact is that the preparatory
school fraternity has every disadvantage
of that In the college with none of ita sen
ulna benenta. At beat, the Greek letter ao
ciety is ehleliy Justliled by the fart that
atudenta are bound to form cluba or co
teries of aome sort, and those which enlist
the active help and -Interest of representa
tive alumni are lesa likely to run to aeed
than others. But th high school "fret"
baa no reaaoa for existence, and the move
ment for its suppression deserves all en
couragement, ' ' .
Alwaya raagbt la Ope a.
Bllltnaa (Mont.) Oasetts.
Mors to his skill as an organiser and
manager than to hla ability as a writer
la attributable th great degres of success
that marked th career of Edward Boae
water, founder and editor of The Omaha
Bee. IV hen he did take up th pen it waa
to wield It with a vigor and force that
caused him to be both hated and feared
by those against whom hla efforts were
directed.' In politics Mr. Rosewater was a
republican of the moat uncompromising
type, knowing neither friend nor enemy
In his advocacy of party politics. He was
never known to resort to expediency or
subterfuge, but alwsy fought in ths open
and to the beet of hla ability.
West Will reel Laaa.
Baaln (Wyo.) Republican.
Edward Rosewater, editor and founder
of The Omaha Bee. died very suddenly In
Omaha. Mr. Rosewntnr lead a long and
strenuous csreer as editor of on of the
greatest dallies In th United States, and
aa a western politician. Thousands of
people throughout th country, will keenly
feel th loss.
' Bsrsel Hla Premetlea.
Pes Moines Capitol.
Edward Rosewater. the founder and edi
tor of The Omaha Bee, Is dead. Our tele
graphic columns give the particulars.
Mr. Rosewater wss the most distin
guished of the editors west of the Missis
sippi, possessing a personality that had
mad ita impress on the great west. He
was a man of sublime courage. Ha halJ
been railed stubborn, snd possibly he was.
He waa certainly a man of strength.
It would seem to the outsider that Rose
water had earned the senatorshtp. But he
had been on the firing line of politics too
long. He had fought abuses in which
strong men were interested and when th'
time came the strong men were all figur
atively, out "gunning" for him. Hla ser
vlr for the public and th public good
defeated him and prevented his securing
the honors to which he was entitled. But
he made hla newapaper a power. He was
hated by every man who dreaded th law
and was loved by th masses. This was
shown by the practically unanimous vote
he received In Omaha for th United
In the desth of Edward Rosewater th
Journalism of the west suffers an Irre
parable loss. He was one of the "old
guard," ranking with Watterson. He was
a particular friend of President Rooae
velt and had but recently returned' from
attendance upon a conference held in
Rome relative to International poatage ar
rangements. It was while in Rome that
he was brought out as a candidate for
senator in Nebraska. He Is survived by
two sons, Victor and Charles, who will un
doubtedly continue The Be on the Unas
laid down by thir Illustrious father.
Will Hot Be Fora-ettea.
. -' Leavenworth Times.
When Edward Rosewater, editor of The
Omaha Bee, died, there passed away a
pioneer of western Journalism. For nearly
half a century he had taken a leading part
In th development -of social, political and
commercial life in Nebraska an Influence
which has extended even beyond that com
monwealth. Edward Rosewater was a
fighter of the most uncompromising sort.
His unswerving adherence to his own be
liefs, no matter who might b affected by
his position, and his loyalty to his friends
made him a central figur in many fac
tional differences. There was little he
could not or would not do for those whom
he liked.; but the political preferment which
with him had been a lifelong desire he waa
denied., because of his aggressive and un
yielding personal independence. That wHloh
be haa done for pmaha and for Nebraska
will not be forgotten, even were there no
such splendid monument as Ths Omfiha
Bee to mark hla memory. .
Wis ssa Able Maa. .
' Council Bluffs Nonpareil.
Of a strong personality, possessing a
will that knew no subduing when con
vinced he was in ths right, Mr. Rosewater
was a man who wielded a powerful, Influ
ence personally.. His word on any propo
sition was never questioned for It was
never given to be broken.
Of a naturally generous nature, he was
many times Imposed upon, . but never by
the same person twlcs, and much of the
criticism of his public acts and utterances
sprang from, motives of revenge that were
the natural offspring of treacherous hate.
Becauae of the prominent place he occu
pied In the public eye, he was inevitably
a targetxfer the shafts of many who dif
fered front him. He was a born fighter,
enjoyed a combat with men of equal equip
ment, and held him in greater reapect and
admiration who declared and defended his
position than he did the man who was
ready at all times to agree with him.
. He was a wis and able man, and da
spite the fact that there were thoss In his
own stat who belittled and ridiculed his
statesmanship, his counsel was sought by
men of other states In high position. .By
some he waa regarded aa an egotist; by
those who knew him best his so-called
egotism wss but an honsst expression of
faith in his own works.
That he will now be honored for his
good works, a thing denied him In life,, is
the belief of many who knew him best.
His mark upon the history of Nebraska
will not soon be effaced.
Moat Remarkable Xeweaaper Maa.
Belle Fourche (S. D.) Post.
During legislatures and conventions, with
his Angers on the key, hs kept himself
Informed of every move of political friends
or enemies, and himself dictated directly
his schemes and plana. Knowing not fear,
caring IJttle for favor, he edited hla paper
to suit himself and became a power in
state polltlca admired. . hated, feared and
trusted. His nsme will go down into state
and national history aa ona of the moat re
markable newapaper men of the age.
Leader at th People.
Kansas City (Mo.) Labor-Herald. .
The death of Edward Rosewater of
Omaha la universally regretted. Hla pro
nounced vlewa on publlo questions, especi
ally those in which the great masses are
interested, had made him a leader from
whom th common people hoped for much.
Tireless in his work, peraiatent In hla
effort, Edward Rosewater fought te the
last asainat the domination of railroad
and corporation Influence In publlo effalra,
and for the rights of the people. Not only
waa hla influence felt In Nebraaka and
Omaha, but the eaat, th nation gavs heed
and consldsration to the utterances of Mr.
Rosewater, end national and International
gatherings of citlsens and atatesmen were
guided by hla advice.
Th ' working classes, ths organised
toilers, have loat a good friend, a stsuncb.
advocate, a counselor snd supporter, who
waa always ready to lend hla efforts toward
restoring peace between employers and
His place ea-n. never be filled. Hla life
work ia over, but Edward Rosewater'a
efforts on behalf of a higher civilisation,
were not In vain. ' His work lives after
him and the city and 'state and nation are
better for hla having lived a noble life,
during which he stood out In bold relief
for right and Justice, to the detriment on
many occasions of not only himself, but
also kls relatives and friends.
nov-ir aboit itw tork.
Ripples aa bs Carreat af Life la th
Several newspspers are making the enor
mous salary roll of ths New Tork City
government a text for warning and pro
test against the extravagance of the me
tropolis in this respect. It Is shown that
there sre over 00,000 persons en th city's
psyroll, snd that their sggregsted salaries
r nearly ).O0O,nne annually. Chicago,
Philadelphia. Bt. Louis snd Boston com
bined, psy less thsn tM.0O0.ftro a yssr to
th public servants. New York's popula
tion Is roughly equal to that of these four
cities together, but its salary list exceeds
their aggregated alary payments by more
than one-third. New York's population is
only double Chlcsgd's, but Its salary charge
Is mors than triple.
Mayor McC'lellan Is being urged to scru
tinise new appointments and increasea of
salarlea closely, th more particularly that
they ar being made In violation of legal
restriction. Vacancies ar filled more than
once. It Is declared, appointment ar
mad In evasion of civil service rules, and
various etlarlee ar paid for similar duties.
In other word, there Is already effective
a certain sort of municipal ownership
that Is ownership of th city's resources
by a bureaucracy Instesd of by th elec
Many of ths giant of th fore In th
uptown section of Broadway are shedding
their blue coat to go Into trad. Th de
partment store ar absorbing them and
ths floor walker Is making serious Inroads
on ths ranks of rh traffic squad. Within
a few weeks two of th best, known men
In the shoppirlg district have accepted
posts In the big shops. Th latest of these
deserters was th Ryan called "Big" to
distinguish him from a dwarf cf six foot
two, who stands a little further uptown.
He was ss familiar by sight to women
shoppers as the Worth monument, for he
haa piloted them for years across Broad
way at Twenty-first street. Th proprietors
of the big shops find that th preparation
of the Broadway squad makes the men
specially adapted to th duties cf a floor
walker and some of th most conspicuous
of th croaalng cops . uptown hav ac
cepted theas profitable Indoor posts.
Statistics cf the street passenger move
ment In New Tork conttnu t show that
it Is th elevated lines which suffer from
the opening of th subway system, ss was
tc be expected. But such Is th general
growth of traffic that the elevated system
Is rapidly recovering the loss. During th.
thre months ended June SO the elevated
llnea carried over . 000,000 passengers,
compared with 64,600.000 in th same pe
riod cf th previous year and 76,700,000
in the second quarter cf 104 before the
subway was opened. Ths surface lines
hold their own earning 101.070.000 pas
sengers In the past quarter, against ,
000,000 in th same period of 1006 and
100,000.000 In that of 1004. The subway
increased Its traffic from 24,141. 00 last
year to 17.161,000 In the quarter this
year. It thus appears that the tramo
taken on by the subway Is nearly equal
only to what It haa created Itself plus
the addition from the growth of the city's
Eight of the large aurety companies
doing bualness In New Tork City will loae
tneir charters ir an action begun sefors
the attorney general this afternoon provas
successful. Kenneson, Emley It Rubino,
lawyers, of 16 William street, appeared
before ths attorney general and made
application for an annulment of the char
ters of the eight companies under fire.
Th companies threatened with a loss of
their charters are the American Surety
company, the Fidelity and Casualty com
pany, the United Btatss Guarantee com
pany, th American Fidelity company; the
Bankers' Surety cumpany and th Uaited
Surety company..'' ' ;
The charge on which the annulment is
asked is that the eight companies hav
formed an unlawful combination In re
straint of trade and to prevent competi
tion have organised a - trust, which is
designated as th Exolse Bond trust. Ths
price of excise bends has been trebled
by the trust, according to Mr. Emlsy cf
th law Arm bringing action;
Again th plaint I made that the drug
gists of New Tork City are selling adul
terated drugs, which are ussd In the com
pounding of prescriptions. It la declared
that reputable physlclana all the city ever
are complaining bitterly that the altua
tlon haa become ao grave as to become
criminal, and that th practice I Jeopar
dising th lives of many of their patlenta,
in whoae treatment the uae of the purest
drugs Is of the utmost Importance. These
physlclana place the blame for thla grave
atate or affairs largely upon the ahoulderj
of the wholeaale druggists, who sell the
adulterated article te the . retail dealers,
who. In turn. All the prescriptions with
their spurious drugs, innocently, of course,
and the harm is done.
A prominent Wall street banker hurry
ing CUt Of his Office suddenly Itnnnail
upon noticing a man acroaa the street
ana uppea nis nat very respectfully. The
man was carrvlna a sandwich hm
blasonlng the merits of a nearby quick-
luncn parior. ana loosed altogether aeedy.
A friend of the banker, who had
the momentary performance, atarted to
uy mm. nnoi your mend," hb asked.
"He Is a man t have considerable respect
for." was ths reply. -He was once a
prosperous cltlsen down here, and worth
several thousand. He lost tvtrvthin. ..j
Anslly had to come to thla. Even the
wai or ua are nauie to go the aame wav,
you know, and that la why I am not afraid
to be respectful to a once brilliant man."
Plans are drawn and contracts stsrne.i
for the erection of over $76,000,000 worth
of buildings on Manhattsn Islsnd In the
next twelve months. This ia a hugs
flgure, and the only way to realise Its
magnitude is by comparison. Th assessed
realty values of the whole cf the states
Of Arlsona. Nevada and Wyoming aggre
gate about 670.000.000 16,000,000 short of
what New York will spend for new build
ings In one year.' The area of Manhattan
Island Is tl.6 square miles; that of the
three states above named Is 111, 410 square
miles, or 14.661 times aa large; yet In the
smaller area there will be erected In one
year new bulldlnge of greater value than
now stand In thoae three atatea.
For akyacrapers alona there will be
apent about 140.000,000, including thoso
already partly constructed. Excluding all
except those to be begun In the Immediate
future, the sum will be about 30,000,000.
Thla la represented In nineteen buildings,
whoae total number of atorles win be'
401. and whoae total height will be ap
proximately 6.000 feet, or Just about aa
high aa Mount Washington. They will
have a totat floor apace of 6.000.000 aquare
feet, or 61 acrea; thla la equivalent to
the floor apace of 600 three-story city
New Tork World.
Mr. Harriman by his control, In addition
to th Baltimore A Ohio, of the Union Pa
ct do and Southern Pacific systems, the Illi
nois Centrsl, ths Chicago Alton and the
Kansas City Southern, become America's
first "transcontinental" railway king, who
over hie own line could run a "coast-to-eoaat"
limited from New Tork to Ban Fran
eiaco. Not the laaat remarkable feature or
th achievement Is that it has bean accom
pllrtied by on who is not a practical rail
wroMino oi. la sn FRArnot.
Chicago Record-Herald: The Interstate)
Commerce commission's hearing st Omaha
ia revealing a coal land scandal comparable
with some ot th worst ef the revelations
last winter concerning ths FJklns opera
tions In West Virginia. Indeed in th
Union Pariflo cas a subsidiary scandal
sppesrs In the form of allegations of fraud
against the road In connection with Its
methods of acquiring government lands by
sid of dummy agent.
Cleveland Ieadert If the 'accusations
against the Union Pacinc and Its satellite
company arc aubetantlated by proof, th I
namee of aome eminent financiers snd rail
road men will be dragged In th rnud. snd
It la more thsn likely thst a few of th
conspirators will flnd themselves facing
open prison doors, it is not so safe to steal
from th government as from th general
public. Th case of Senator Mitchell, who ".
Mint with a kflann nnl.nM V,. '
him for land frauds, wss a strlhln leeson 1
on that point. President Roosevelt would '
not be likely tc falter because the Union
Pacific magnates are rich and powerful.
St. Paul Pioneer Press: The high finan
cial standing of the partie concerned and
th spectacular magnitude of th steal
will, It Is hoped, so impress Itself en the
country and on congress that action may
be taken at the coming session on the
president's oft-repeated recommendation
for th repesl of the commutation clause
cf th hemestesd act. ' That clause has
been th main Instrument of th fraud
which hav despoiled the nation cf lands
to th value of hundreds cf millions of
dollars. It has offered temptations In the
presence cf which many thousands of man
hsv aacrlAced honesty and manhood.
Aided by the timber and stone act It had
mad millionaires of men In every state,
from Michigan to California, at th expenaa
cf a numerous population of bona Ad
homesteaders who sooner or later, would
hav come Into possession of th tracts
now absorbed. ' ' '
Count Witt' nosa haa been Operated
upon. With Stolyptn as premier that fea
ture waa cut of Joint.
There is a spice of humor In th ' spe
tsols of th Spanish editor who ar telling
us how to manage th Cubans.
Th New Jersey Judges appeared last
week. In gown for the first time. It Is)
thus they differentiate themaelves front
sporting men and politicians.
Joseph Chamberlain was 40 when he first
wrote "M. P." after his name. Mr. Balfour
entered the parliamentary arena at tft.
Lord Rosebery was only Just of ag when
be. made his first speech In the House of
Lords. - ' ' , , : ' ' .
. The chief Justice of Delaware pronounoedj
this sentence upon the negro who' mad
s felonious attack the. other day upon a
wom id her daughter: "You are sen
tencea to pay a fine of $200. and. coats, b
whipped with thirty lashes and Imprisoned
for fifty years.".
Lotta Crab tree. Once' a favorite actress
Cf the kittenish -type,, but long since re
tired, has reached her 69tt) birthday, but
Is still as Jolly as Of old, determined to en
Joy every minute ot her life. Miss Crab
tree Is one of the heaviest taxpayers In
Boston, one piece of her real aetata alone
being valued at 6856,000, She also owns
a fine stock farm at Arlington, . N. J., and
has Just blossomed , out as-an Owner pf
fast horses, her pacer. My Star, having
gone a mile In 6:08 recently.' It Is hinted
that her arguments Induced Richard Mans
field, to announce hla forthcoming retire
ment. Bh advised him to "hav som
fun with your money before you're too old .
to enjoy It."
SAID IN Ft'N.
.. .,,.. ... ; t jsil!;.r-.e n9H! jn
"I see that you can't send leather poat
cards through the mails ajiy mors.',' ,
"Well, say 7"
"What7" i ..' ,
"It you did mall .on would it be sent t :
th dead leatner ofnc7'-Clvland . Plain'
Dsaler, - . -. .,
"What'a the matter with your' head?"
Inquired the Drat bunco man. . - - '
'A farmer 1 met today Just banged m
there with hla carpetbag," replied Use
"It muat have been a pretty bard carpet
bag." "Yea, it had a gold brick In It that I had
sold him yesterday." Philadelphia Press.
' Ths mother Willie, you're a good littles
boy. I left my purse on th bureau and
you didn't take a cent from It.
"No, mother. Papa says It's wrong to
take anything when you're aur to get
. ... , ,
"These eggs sre not nearly as large a)
the dosen you aold me laat week."
- "Evidently you are not familiar with the
new processes, ma'am. The small eggs
are steam sh'unk and much more compact,
ma'am." Cleveland Plain Dealer. .
Hla Coachman Profesaor, why ia it that
the moon allua shows the same face?
The Professor That Is due to the circum
stance thst its revolution upon Its axis Is
coincident with the revolution It wnakes In
The coachman Thankee. I thort it was
aomethln' like that.
"Yea." aald Mlsa Paseay, "Mr. Meekly
and I are to be partners for life."
"Mr!" exclaimed Mlas Knox, "what a
responsibility for you. having to be ths
aenlor partner." Philadelphia Press.
Mlaa Jarmer-Papa says I mustn't. se you
any more. '
Young Bpoonall Well, we mtistn t dis
obey papa- r 11 turn the light a little lower
still. Chicago Tribune. - .
"You know, poor Blunderberg is such a
fellow for getting up against t all th
time." . - ... "
"Wsll. whst of It?"
"He went to we his girl ths other even
ing In his best suit and the front door kad
Just been painted."
"He went up againat that.-too,' VBalU
"Doctor," asked his hypochondriacal pa
tient, "do you think hst when people s
to heaven they follow th sams occupation
thev did on earth?"
"Not sll of them, nudum, ssld the fam
ily physician. "I shall probably have to
learn a new trade unless you happen to be
But he added thla InaudlMy. Chlcaga
THIS MAN WHO IS WANTBlj. ,
Roy'Farrell Greene 'In Leslie's-Weekly. -.
The worid-of-sftalrs haa been - wanting a
For yeara. that muat meet with a certain
Meaatue up to a atandard, conform with a
plan, - ' ' ' '
By which he'll be teated who gate ths po
sition. He need not be brilliant, have erudite mind,
Though these sha n t count against him, .
theae attributea vaunted.
But the hap whom the rorld.-of-affslr6
hopea to find
Is the fellow who's always on hand when
A young man's preferred, but then age
sesree will count
Agslnst him If ne s one on whom they
To d hla work well, email or great th
amount, , ' ' " ' ,,
And be there to do It. without call or
beckon: " . .
Any one ot a million can turn off th taaks
If by the "boss'' shown them, ragged,
spurred oil, snd tsunted,
That ia, if he'a near but th kind the world
la t" fellow who's always on hand" whan
Proficiency eounta. aa a matter ef courae.
But the main thing is readiness, free from
An attention to duty that ne'er ask divorce
from tne deek for a ball gam or summer
)s It you thst they want? Will you dot
There a no doubt t
This demand for a mas in 'your face will
be flaunted. ...
For it's open 40 all the supply haa run cut
. Of the fellow whore always pa aaad
. hen they r wantsdl
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