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WHEN OUT Or. TOWM.
Sabscrlbars leavlna? the city tem
porarily shoald hare Tle Bee
mailed to tbem. Address will be
cbaaaed aa oftea aa requested.
Japan's Intention of sending ships
to Jamestown indicates that Its Indig
nation la not strong enough to pass the
The grim reaper With bis sickle
seems to be particularly active in hit
ting at shining marks hereabouts at
the outset of 107. ""
It la hard to tell which will make
them mors trouble the foolhardlnesa
of the liquor dealers themselves or the
reckless teal of fool, friends.
Now that 'Cuban, politicians , have
takon to fighting with fists rather than
with machetes, there can be no doubt
of the spread of American ideas on the
Island. ,V- -.""
Mayor Dunne's opposition to an Im
mediate settlement of the Chicago
street car question Indicates that he
finds it easier to make a new ticket
than a new issue.
me "Iowa idea" of etates' rights
is scarcely compatible with that held
south of Mason and Dixon's line, but
Iowa la not going to lose its reputa
tlon for originality. . ..
It does not necessarily follow that
the democratic senators who are de
fending the president's course in the
Brownsville affair have Joined - the
"third term leajue."
In suggesting amendments to the
eaeral constitution as a remedy for
existing evils Governor Cummins may
be right, but he Is taking the longest
route to the object desired.
ine announcement that energetic
measures would end the Moroccan re
bellion in a short time would be more
Important If it were shown that the
sultan could become energetic.
The eagerness of certain members
of the legislature to investigate ru
mored charges against the conduct of
his office by the last attorney general
seems to have been suddenly abated
- Panama hotel keepers who object
to competition by. Uncle Sam should
either provide a better meal at a lower
price than obtains at the government
hostelry or accept the situation with
The positive announcement that In
surance companies pay no losses
at Kingston leaves San Francisco some
prospect Of getting. a settlement: but
earthquake Insurance offers a field for
speculation if not for fortune.
Our democratic council abolished
the gag Inspector's office in order to get
rid of a distasteful incumbent and now
re-establishes It under a new name.
The pretense of retrenchment and
economy has been thrown to the winds.
Senator Burkett seems to be partlc
. ularly apprehensive for fear his new
Judicial division Jobs may not mater
lalixe before the 4th of March, .after
which he might have a colleague un
willing to let him have his own way
altogether in selecting the recipients
.of the favors.
' It is suggested that Iowa is getting
the best of it la providing the birth
place of Nebraska senators. Illinois
however, has also given us several
while the outgoing senator is a Cana
dlan by birth. But the day is sure to
come wheo a. native Nebraskaa will
represent his state in the upper branch
ot the national legislature.
THE KIQSTO DtftJSTM
The worst fears awakened by the
first vague earthquake reports from
Jamaica are shown by later advices to
be more than warranted. The details
reveal a typical earthquake C'.saster at
Kingston, the chief city of the Island,
the shock that wrecked the buildings
baring been followed by the horror
of fire, panic and disorder. Though
the city was not so great as San Fran
cisco or Valparaiso, It was a thriving
and populous conwnunlty and the re
ports indicate the same conditions of
human suffering and need as In the two
memorable earthquake horrors of last
The world's sympathy and Impulse
to succor the stricken community are
as quick and generous now as then. It
Is especially fit that our government
should take Instant steps towards re
lief because relief can reach the vic
tims earliest from us, and In such ter
rible catastrophes it Is speedy relief
Though Kingston Is a possession of
a foreign nation, there can In this day
among civilized peoples be no foreign
ers In case of overwhelming misfor
tune and suffering. The people of the
United States will heartily approve
the prompt action of their government
and congress can be counted on to
validate and amplify it as the exigency
SECRETARY KUUT8 VISIT.
If Secretary Root can In his visit to
Canada duplicate or approximate the
success of . hlB South - American tour
notable practical results for both coun
tries will follow certainly though per
haps not immediately. For no one is
blind to the fact that this visit, though
it is one of courtesy, is directed by far
deeper motives. Unquestionably gen
eral feeling in Canada towards .the
United States is far from, cordial, not
only because of belief that in settle
ment of most important questions here
tofore the former got the worBt of It,
but 'also' because irritating4 disputes
hare been permitted to drag along for
generations and are still unsettled. It
is the disposition or the Roosevelt ad
ministration in general and of the State
department In particular, under Ellhu
Root conclusively to dispose of such
One grave difficulty in adjusting re
lations with Canada has always been
that they could not be directly dealt
with, but everything had to be done
through London. The Canadians thus
ave naturally felt that their substan
tial interests have , been sacrificed by
th.i British government through desire
to conciliate Americans 'even though
the fact might be the reverse. It would
be a plausible explanation, if there
were not many known proofs, that the
secretary's visit will enable him better
to ascertain directly though infor
mally Just what the Canadians Want In
the important negotiations soon' to be
carried 'on through the regular diplo
matic channels, including an effort for
reciprocal tariff concessions.
The last has indeed been considered
as weii-nign nopeiess, Decause me
Canadians are committed to the policy
of holding their market for their own
manufactures, while free or freer ex
change of agricultural commodities
would not be reciprocally advantage
ous, the Americans having vne oniy
large market therefor. But Secretary
Root's diplomacy is the only way to
results, if any be possible, and it at
least promises to promote cordiality
and good will and thus to prevent the
more intense tariff strife that has been
StQRKQATlKQ MINERAL VALVES.
A precedent of far-reaching Import
would be aet by embodying in law the
recommendation of the special senate
committee in favor of selling for set
tlement only the surface of the 600,000
acres ot land in Indian territory that
were withdrawn from sale two years
ago, reserving all mineral rights lor
the benefit of the five civilised tribes,
owners in fee. The principle Is not
less applicable to. the remainder of
the public domain, and in aome re
spects the circumstances there render
resort to it even more necessary.
The withdrawal of the lands In ques
tion was caused by the rapid monopo
lization of .their coal, oil and gas re
sources under the terms on which ab
solute title could be acquired. It be
came apparent that great corporations
would certainly make effective through
those forms conspiracy to secure title
to all the most valuable land for prac
tically the price of the surface, al
though the coal alone is worth many
times as much, and that the Indians
thus defrauded In the first Instance,
would thereby alBo be perpetually sub
jected to the exactions of fuel
monopoly. Summary withdrawal from
sale saved the mineral values only
temporarily, but the recommended
measure proposes to save them per
manently, since tbe profits when real
lied are to Inure to the Indian owners
the government acting merely as tru
Not to speak of other minerals
monopolization of coal and iron has
already reached In this country a point
gravely challenging public attention
the Steel trust having got control ot
far more than halt the known work
able iron deposits. Indeed, there Is
only a relatively small proportion of
coal and Iron lands not now in the grip
of corporations which, by the com
nlnation processes lately operating so
rapidly, might conceivably establish
absolute monopoly. It is therefore high
time to consider protection ot public
Interest in mineral resources still held
under government title against power
ful and grasping corporation monopoly
specially when it is found necessary
to employ this principle on. so Urge
scale in the case of Indian tribal lands
The incalculable value of tne atake
Is forcibly shown by .tne uesperate
methods resorted to for monopoly sels
ure of the people's heritage, the elabo
rate frauds perjuries and other crimes
under the land laws lately exposed
centering In this purpose. It Is pre
posterous that land worth hundreds
and even thousands of dollars an acre
should be exposed to the ' grasp of
monopoly at the pittance fixed by law
for the surface soil, which often no
one would take even as a gift for cul
tivation. The mineral value no less
than the soil value Is the property of
the people, and at least as to those
fundamental minerals selected for
monopoly exploitation should be
MAKE CITY ATTOBSET AFW1KT1VE.
While the' members of the Douglas
delegation are considering amendments
to the Omaha city charter they should
by all means make; the city attorney
When this position was made elec
tive by the revision four years ago,
The Bee voiced objections to Buch a
change and the disadvantages then
foreshadowed have become realities
through actual experience.
In the first place, great difficulty Is
encountered in getting a lawyer ot tbe
first rank and of such ability as the
city should, command to seek election
to this office.
In tbe second place, the city attorney
should be the close legal adviser of the
mayor as well as the law officer of a
municipal corporation, and as such
should be able - to maintain intimate
relations with the mayor. The possi
bility of the election of a republican
mayor and a democratic city attorney,
each suspicious of the other and at
variance in matters of public policy,
pointed out when this matter was up
before, actually came to pass with un-
satisfactory if 'not disastrous results
for all concerned. And at our last
city election, which resulted in the
choice of a democratic mayor, only the
tralght party lever of the Toting ma
chine saved him from being yoked up
with a republican city attorney. 1
The Bee Is not advocating action de
signed to legislate the present city at
torney out of hls office, but It is advo
cating action that will enable the next
mayor to appoint his own city attorney.
It is notorious that the change of this
office from appointive to elective was
Inspired by particular animus against
the then incumbent, who would not
now resume the office under any con
siderations. Having accomplished what
was Intended, although at great cost
to the taxpayers, no special obstacle
should stand in the way of giving the
appointment of the city attorney back
into the banda of the mayor.
Representative Cone has hit a sound
trail in pushing his plan for reform in
the publication of the legislative Jour
nal! The 'printing of these Journals
day by day to be corrected and bound
up into a complete volume later should
not only give the taxpayers a substan
tial saving in cost, but also bring the
printed volumes of the session laws
out within a comparatively few days
after adjournment. The law provides
for this publication within ninety days,
but the requirement has been chron
ically neglected and often it has been
six months-to a year before the legis
lative records were accessible. Mr
Cone should keep at it until he accom
plishes his object.
While the legislature is in session
at least one defect of the Nebraska In
heritance tax law should be corrected.
As that law now stands public be
quests are mulcted for the inheritance
tax the same as bequests to private in
stitutions and individuals. A bequest
of the late Frank Murphy, for exam
ple, giving $10,000 to the Omaha pub
lic library, underwent shrinkage to
the amount of the inheritance tax per
centage before coming under control
ot the Public Library board. There
is no good reason why, when the whole
bequest goes to the public, a part of It
should be diverted to some iise not in
tended or contemplated by the donor.
Members of the democratic clpy
council are now playing to the galleries
by proposing a municipal electric light
ing plant. The proposition waa put up
to the people two years ago, but the
democrats were all against it and took
the money of tha electric lighting mo
nopoly to boost the campaign of the
democratic candidates. The excuse
then was that the city should first
complete Its pending purchase of the
water works and the purchase of the
water works Is still pending.
Senator Millard is entitled to com
mendation for gracefully congratulat
ing his successor after the election is
over. He should, however, have per
formed this act in the republican state
convention when the delegates gave
the nomination to another after a con
test which he had himself entered and
watched from a seat on the stage.
Senators who are certain that Secre
tary Hitchcock haa violated the law in
creating a forest ' reserve should re
member that his act perhaps prevented
flagrant law defiance by others for
the Indian Territory has seldom re
garded land laws as binding.
Unless It is positively shown that
the child , labor law will not prevent
feeding bogs, milking cows and hoeing
the vegetable garden after the regular
farm work is done it will have diffi
culty In passing a farmer legislature
by unanimous vote.
Tbe report that the Chineae govern
ment is to discharge an official because
he appointed a relative -as secretary In
dicates that nepotism Is to have no
1 place la the new order something
which ' may surprise American office
Take tbe abort V.nA.
t Chicago n.crd-Herald.
The Standard Oil crowd may be fined
IM.0OMW by (he Ohio courts. Don't, how
ever, make any big w&gera that the maxi
mum penalties will ha imposed.
A Fortnnat Keeape.
Baltimore American. .
While the congressional pnrty of Investi
gators were on the Isthmus of ranama an
alligator tried to eat one of the members.
Roth the . alligator and the congressman
Sometimes It almost seems as If
senate might be better engaged than In J party he will at last come to the loader
wrangling over th race question In a way j ahlp. Ills fight against Mr. Bailey may trot
that doesn't accomplish anything except be entirely won at present, because It la
rouse tha Ire of the members.
Hitting- the tagsr rile.
St. Louis Republic.
The siia-ar combine may be sued for
I7),000,0no on the charge of effecting the
financial ruin of a competitor. Thle time
an awakened public Is taking the place
of the government as propecutor.
. Ahead of the Jadare.
Chief Justice Fuller says when he gts
ready to retire from the supreme bench
he will be the first to know It. Still, from
the reports In- circulation, the newspaper
men have beat him to It.
Right la His l.fae.
Kansas City Times.
While' the peril of .'the' adventure must
have been disquieting. Mr. Bryan must,
nevertheless, have found hts runaway ex
perience In Spokane, Wash., both exhil
arating and novel. The Nebraska states
man should try a sleigh the next time he
runs for the presidency. It goes faster.
Hard Times for Political Bosses.
The bosses everywhere are looking blue
at the public sentiment and the consequent
laws curtailing "fat" opportunities: poli
ticians are ataylng away from legislative
assemblies because passes are no longer
easy to get; publicity and Investigation are
cutting off various sources of comfortable
incomes without work, and It looks really
aa though politics aa a trade Is not sharing
In the reneral prosperity of the business
of the country. ,
Senator Alison to the Fore.
Cincinnati Enquirer. ,
Senator Allison of Iowa waa kept
home for a month after the opening
congress by Illness. His condition
such as to give grave apprehension.
has taken his seat again, however, and
haa shown his old aptness for public busi
ness. Tha first thing he did was to sit
nrmly but amiably on the house provision
for the Increase of certain salaries. Mr.
Allison la ona of the few of our construc
tive statesmen. And he la not without
accomplishments In destruction. Who will
wear the senate's watchdog collar when
Mr. Allison retires ,to. the seclusion of an
honorable age? '
CANADA'S ANTI-STRIKE BILL.
How the Dominion Proposes' to Deal
with Labor Dlapates.
Tha Canadian Minister of Labor haa In
troduced Into tha Dominion Parliament a
compulsory arbitration bill, supported by
tha labor organisations, which, If enaoted,
will furnish an Interesting experiment In
labor legislation. ;
Boards of Investigation and conciliation
are to be appointed, consisting of ona repre
sentative chosen by each aide and the
third by those two or by the minister of
labor. The bill will make It an offense for
any person to Incite others to declare or
continue a strike tor lockout prior to or
pending a reference of the dispute to a
board of conciliation or Investigation. The
finding of the board may be accepted or
rejected, so that the bill really provides for
compulsory Investigation only. But ex
perience has been that where an attempt
haa been made to have a fair discussion of
trade disputes settlement has Usually fol
lowed. In obstinate cases the investigation
and the publication of the commission's
finding would do much to force a settle
ment by the pressure of public opinion. A
notable point la the authority conferred
upon the board of Investigation to summon
witnesses, place them under oath and com
pel them to produce documents or to com
mit them for contempt
As the labor organizations ara supporting
the bill. Its chances of passage ara excel
lent. Ita provisions are fair and It avoids
the difficulties and defects of most other
compulsory arbitration bills. Its effect will
be watched with Interest In this oountry.
A DEUGHTFIL CASIIST.
California View of Traffic Manager
Stabbs aa a Witness.
Ban Francisco Call.
Mr. J. C. Btubba, the able traffic director
of tha Harrlman system, Is always Inter
esting, If It were only for tha humorous
Ingenuity with which the contrives to
obscure a subject and baffle Inquiry which
he deems Impertinent. Whether It ba a
reporter putting Inconvenient questions or
an Interstate commerce commissioner
making uncomfortable Inquiries about law
breaking traffic managers, . Mr. Stubba
pursues hla easy way of talking about
something else. No man haa ever yet nailed
SiUbbi to the cross.
"Competition among railroads! Why,
bless your soul, Mr. Commissioner, the
Southern Pacific beats the band aa an all-
round competitor for everything In sight."
Buch waa the general tenor of hla evldenoe
before the Interstate Commerce commis
sion In Chicago on Wednesday. Of course
It waa quite evident that Mr. Btubba waa J
talking of one thing and the commissioners i
of another, although they both uaed tha
same name for two distinct and separate
Ideas. When Mr. Btubbs speaka of com
petition he confines the word to service.
The commissioners were talking about com
petition In rates.
'Mr. Hill," aald the wltneas, "Is prob
ably tha leading railroad man In this coun
try, and he cannot. If he would, destroy
competition between the Great Northern
and Northern Pacific. He must employ
vice presidents and general managers.
Theee men have their imputations to uphold
or to construct. They will work for their
own lines against the other line. and com
petition la Inevitable. If Hill should take
that spirit out of his men ha might aa well
hand their management over to a tlOO
All that la very pretty, but If any of these
skillful and able railroad men under Hill
should presume to make an open cut In
rates he would be Incontinently dismissed.
Indeed, Mr. Btubba. In a moment of unex
pected candor, admitted aa much when ha
aald he dared not change run without
consultation with hla "eompetttore."
This form of competition he Jurtiflt a a
ona of the penalties of civilization.
"A railroad." he explains. "Is just aa in
dependent as any member of society can be.
Every man In the community la compelled
to forego a portion of hla natural rights
for the good cf the whole. I sea no dif
ference In this case."
. Is not that admirable casuistry? A rail
road la compelled to break the law by way
of paying the debt It owes to society! M-.
Stubba Is quite aa entertaining aa the Im
moral monster of a Punch and Judy show.
BIT" OF WA'HI-ftTO I.IFK.
Minor Scene's sad laeldeata Sketched
j an tbe 9 ant.
I Democratic harmony In the halla of
congress la not sufficiently cohesive to turn
the edge of a cheeao knife. Efforts to cut
the ground from under John Sharp Wil
liams, minority leader In the house of rep
resentatives, though unsuccessful, served
to uncover the prevailing factional
spirit among democratic statesmen. "Back
of tha opposition to Mr. Williams,"' writes
the Washington correspondent of the Balti
more American, "Is tha same Influence that
la threatening the political future of
Senator Bailey fr Texas. Mr. William
Randolph Hearst Is engaged In the busl-
l nesa of killing off. poltlcally. every proml-
I ncnt democrat In this country who Is cp
' posed to him, so that by the gradual
elimination of Vie able men allll left In tha
possible that Mr. Bnlley may be re-elected.
I but the Texan senator's prestige has un-
aouDieaiy neen ssmy aiminisnea ana ne
will no longer be the commanding figure
In the councils of the democratic party that
he has been heretofore. Mr. Williams will
probably be defeated In hts contest for
the senatorahlp, and If Mr. Hearst ran
elect Champ Clark minority leader, he will
have practically destroyed another pbwerful
enemy. With these two men out of the
way Mr. Hearst will continue picking out,
one by one, the few great men still left
In the party until he himself will obtain
the leadership through the destruction of
the best element of the democratic party,
and thus at last. In 1912, secure the demo
cratic nomination for the presidency, tha
goal of his ambition."
Representative John Garner, of the
Brownsville district, has easier access to
the presidential ear than has any other
Texas stateman. This was the case even
before the nations were excited to fever
heat over the Twenty-fifth Infantry Inci
dent. Mr. Garner called at the executive
offices yesterday with a picture of one of
his constituents, Bill Wright of Atnacosa
county, surrounded' by his fourteen chil
dren. He showed It with pride to the
"You can see from thle that there Is
no race suicide In Texas," said Mr.
Garner. "Bill Wright, as you can see
from his picture. Is still a young man, and
his wife Is still a young woman and a
good-looking one, too. The fourteen chil
dren you see In the picture are all theirs."
"Fine! Fine!" exclaimed the president
"That's what I call a fair to mlddlln'
slsed family. Bill Wright Is the sort of
citizen we need In this country, and he's
raising the right sort, too, I dare say."
"You can bet he la," replied Mr. Gar
ner. "Bill Wright's a stanch democrat,
and all those nine boys of his you see In
the picture will be democratic voters In
Texaa after a while." ,
"Ah!" said the president.
"Ah!" said the congressman.
"I understand now what Is going on In
Texaa," volunteered the president.
"Yes, sir," assented the congressman;
"this shows that we are Increasing the
democratic majority In Texaa all tha time."
"Perhaps so," somewhat dubiously agreed
In a speech the other day Senator Daniel
of Virginia referred to the Philippines and
pronounced the last syllable of the name
as though he meant a certain kind of tree.
The prevailing pronunciation of the syl
lable Is "peena," of course, and someone
asked Mr. Daniel aa to hla authority for the
new reading. "I think," answered the
Virginia senator, "that the authorities are
silent oh the subject. It Is merely a matter
of Individual taste. By the way, did you
ever hear anyone speak of the 'Isle of
Peens' In referring to tha little Island
off the coast of Cubat Not Well, why
don't you Invoke your ruleT This seems to
be an age for go-as-you-please spelling.
Why not extend the same liberty to tha
matter of pronunciation? The main thing
after all Is to make one's self understood."
Major George W. Evans, chief of the
division of finance and disbursement.
Department of tha Io'erlor. waa congrat
ulated by the head of the department this
week because In the twenty-three years
that he haa held the position, under six
teen different secretaries of the Interior,
he has never made an error In his ac
counts, although he has handled several
hundred millions. Prior to hla appoint
ment as a messenger boy In the depart
ment In 1864 he waa a newsboy with the
army of tha Potomac. He was present at
the theater when Lincoln was assassinated,
spoke to Booth the day of the asaasinatlon
In front of the theater, attended the trial
of the conspirators and witnessed their
With Representative Capron of Rhode
Island presiding, the house on Saturday last
broke even Its own record in tha matter of
pension legislation. In exactly ona hour
and thirty-five minutes by the clock (28
special pension bills were passed. Had the
clerk been able to read tha titles faster
there Is no doubt that a greater number
would have been passed. How many hun
dreds of thousanda of dollars will be
eventually paid out of tha treasury under
the terms of this record-breaking legisla
tion cannot now be eatlmated, as the total
amount will, of course, depend upon tha
length of time tha beneficiaries will sur
vive. No objection was raised to any of
the bills. It will take almost aa much time
for tha president to affix hla signature to
the bills aa waa consumed In paaslng thank
Senators Morgan and Pettus of Alabama
are always pointed out to gallery visitors
aa the two oldest members of tha body. In
point of years, but It la not generally
known that for over -half a century their
friendship has been like that of a Damon
nri PvthlasA Tha home nf M.k f M
Selma and they practiced .law In the same
courts long before the civil war. In which
both won distinction. Each wstches the
health of the other now with an Interest
that la genuine and that haa a touoh of
pathos. Their ahadows are lengthening to
ward tha east, but they gase upon tha re
ceding sun with steady eyea and hearts un
Senator Depew's automobile ran Into a
dirt cart In Washington the other day and
tha darky driving the cart waa thrown to
"No, air I ain't hurt," tha darky aald,
clambering back on the seat of his dirt
cart. "I ain't hurt a bit."
"Well. If there's any trouble notify Sena
tor Depew." aome ona In the automobile
told the darky.
"Lordy! Lardy! I'ae Jes' about dead!" tha
driver yelled, on learning tha ownership of
the motor car. "I'se got palna In man hald
and back something dreadful, and I'se got
a misery In my side what' awful." Tha
man raised such a wall that he waa taken
to the hospital, where It was found that
bis Injuries were trifling.
Senator Allison of Iowa met with a most
flattering reception the other morning,
when, for the first time this aeaalon. he
appeared in hla aeat. Democrats and re
publicans vied with each other In con
gratulating tha dean of tha aenata on his
recovery. Tha Iowa ststesman waa much
affected by the warmth of his reception.
Hla voice trembled and he swallowed a
lump In hla throat several times. During
Senator Allison's thirty-three years of con
tinuous service in the avpate he haa never
mlsaed being present at tha opening of a
session until this one.
The greatest menaea to woman's
permanent happiness in life ia the
suffering that comes from some de
rail cement of the feminine organs.
Many thousanda of women have
realised this too late to aave tbelr
health, barel in time to aave their
To be a successful wife, to retain
the lore and admiration of her hus
band, should be a woman's constant
If a woman finds that her ener
rlesare flagging, that aha get easily
tired, dark shadows appear nndar
her eyes, she haa baekache, bead
ache, bearing-down sensationa, ner
vousness. Irregularities or the
"blues," she should start at once to
build up her system by a tonlo with
speoifle powers, such aa
Lydia E. Pinkham's
the a-reet woman's remedy for woman's ills, made only of roots and herbs.
It cures Female Complaints, such aa Dragging Sensationa, Weak
Back, Falling and Displacements Inflammation and Ulceration, and all
Organ lo Diseaaea, and is Invaluable in the Change of Life.. It dissolves
and Expels Tumors at an early stage. Subdues Falntness. Nervous
Prostration, Exhaustion, and strengthens and tones the Stomach. Cures
Headache, Oeneral Debility. Indigestion, and invlgoratea the whole
female avsem. It is an excellent remedy for derangements of the
Kidneys n either sex.
It Is Interesting to Imagine the disturb
ance they could create If the 800 widows
of the shah of Persia were to take It Into
their heads to make It unpleasant for his
William Baoh, sr., of Bloomlngton, 111.,
la the last survivor of the union guard
that stood watch over President Jefferson
Davis when he waa confined at Fortress
Monroe at the close of the civil war.
The venerable John W. Hutchinson, the
"bard of High Rock," the only survivor
of the famous Hutchinson quartet, which
by Ita patriotic songs stirred the hearta of
departing regiments during the civil war,
haa Just celebrated his eighty-sixth birth
day anniversary at Lynn, Mass.
Ramon Plna, the new rpanlsh minister to
I lie United Btatea, Is 47 years old, and haa
been In the Spanish diplomatic service nee
he waa 22 yeara old. It Is understood that
his appointment to 'Washington la a re
ward for his services to the government as
secretary to the Algeclraa conference.
In the Brooklyn public library there la a
young woman In charge of the department
tot the blind, who has been sightless since
her fifth year. Her name Is Beryl H. Clark.
Out of about 1.000 aightless persons In her
city nearly 100 of these are members of her
department. One of Miss Clark's pupils is
60 years old.
Hudson Maxim, the Inventor, haa con
cluded experiments from which he asserts
that the range of naval torpedoes will be
doubled and naval warfare revolutionised.
The Invention is a self-propelled torpedo,
which Is driven by steam generated In the
burning by explosives carried within the
torpedo In conoentrated form.
Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet of New York,
now almost 80 years of age. a grandnephew
of tha Irish patriot, Robert Emmet, and who
has been made a count of the Order of
St. Gregory by the pops, Is aa authority
on .questions of Irish history and . has dis
tinguished himself during a long and hon
orable life In the field of literature and his
Rev. Oliver Dyer, the first person to mas
ter stenography In the United States, an as
sociate editor with Robert Bonner In pub
lishing tha New Tork Ledger, and an Inti
mate of many prominent statesmen, and a
well known author, has Just died In Boston
at the age of 72. He learned stenography In
England personally from Isaac Pitman and
was the first stenographer Jn tha United
Btatea aenata. His protege. Murphy, for
merly his office boy, became the fastest
stenographer In tha world .
Pro8t on the I'nloa Paelfle Loan Not
New Tork Evening Poat.
The very Interesting ' disclosures at the
Interstate Commerce commission hearing
respecting the fs.000.000 loan made by Wil
liam Rockefeller to the Union Pacific tn
1839 have excited varied comment. He ad
vanced 88,000,000 In cash and agreed to pay
tll.2SO.000 fourteen months later for 800,000
shares of Southern Pacific stock which the
Union . Pacific management apparently
wanted to gat rid of temporarily so aa to
enable it to deny In court that It exer
cised a controlling Interest In the Southern
Pacific property. Six months before the
date set tor the company to buy back tha
stock Mr. Rockefeller offered to "reduce
the commission agreed upon to five-eighths
of 1 per cent, or 2187,000," If the Harrlman
Interest took up the loan then. This they
did, and tha transaction waa cloaed, Mr.
Rockefeller receiving his W. 000. 000 back with
t per eent Interest, besides tha commlsalon.
Tha question which mora particularly In
terested the banking community waa tha
rata of tha commission originally agreed
upon and what other conditions. If any,
governed the extraordinary contract.
There are, perhaps, not mora than twenty
or thirty men in tha United States able to
make a 6.000,000 loan at short notion. None,
van of these. Is apt to have that amount
of cash, but they possess the sort of cot
lateral that a bank always accepts without
queatlon. During tha money stringency of
1903, tha very date of tha Rockefeller loan,
tha Virginia-Carolina Chemical company
was forced to pay something like It per
cent for a 26,000.000 loan. At that time tha
sum waa advanced by half a dosen banking
Interests, who professed to think they were
doing tha company a favor by taking tha
loan on even these terms.
When Ruasell Saga wsa In active busi
ness he was usually the first man appealed
to for large loans on the "double-quick"
basis. This venerable expert often re
ceived such propositions cordially, for the
collateral was usually ample and tha rate
moat profitable. He would have taken leis
INDIA AND CEYLON
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IKDAY CLOSING - OF POSTOFF1CF.8.
Senator Bnrkrtt'e Proposition Prow
vokea Gentle .Sarcasm.
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
If Senator Burkett of Nebraaka Is In deep
and deadly earnest In desiring to - bring
about blue law observance of Sunday by
closing the p"tofflces pa that day, he la
not going far enough. His proposed, bill
haa that one object In view the prevention
of mall delivery on Sunday and, of course,
he Is also moved to the deepest depths by
the additional labor placed or the clerks
In attendance at the windows. So far as
the additional labor la an element. It la not
observable that clerks are threatening to
resign because of an hour's work on Sun
day. But that Is another and a minor consid
eration of the senator from Nebraska. Ue
objects on high moral principle to keeping
a postofftce open ru Sunday.
But why not prevent mall coaches being
hauled on Sunday from, a paint. In onn
state to a point in another? Why net, In
fact, Incorporate In his bill a provision
stopping the running ,pf all trains on Sun
day? Why not stf'P passenger, or mall
traffic between Washington, In the District
of Columbia and Alexandria, In the State
of Virginia? These things are as. innately
wicked aa opening a .postoffloe on, Sunday
for a brief hour for the convenience bt the
public, and he would tie 'very much mora
consistent In his war on wickedness on the
Sabbath. It is not probable the congress
will enact his bill Into law, but he ought to
play the limit If a gentleman so austere
aa the aenator from Nebraaka knows the
meaning of the term. " "' "' ' ' "" '
"If roil don't quit eating so ' much,
Johnny," exclaimed Mrs. Ijipsling. horrified
at the gluttonous propensities of . her
youngest, "the first thing you know you'll
be a regular filibuster!" Chicago Tribune.
'.'What do- you. think of h! ..mova.otJha
London dressmakers to revive the hour
glass figure for women?"
"I think It Is because they want' the
snnd." Baltimore American. , ,
Ethel la Dolly's fiance very old?
Edith Awfully! Why, folks are begin
ning to tell him that ha doesn't look old.
Judge. . .',..,.
Wise Why on earth did you-- speak of
Skinner as "a bad Kg" before Barnes?
Don't you realise how aenaltive Barnes
Dubley Why so? Is Bnrnes related to
Wise Oh, It isn't that; but Barnes la an
actor. Philadelphia Press.
Senator Tillman had lust described him
self as a cornfield lawyer.
"Hayfleld man. hay.'r Interrupted a Voice
from the gallery. "You don't use a pitch
fork In a cornfield. "
Aa gently as possible they thrust the
farmer forth. Philadelphia Ledger.
Boms (struggling author In search of
material for detective story) Captain, give
me the particulars of the tjlggeet Job of
shoplifting that ever came under your no
Captain of Police Well, I remember One
that happened along In the 'Mis. ' A' fellow
put a can of dynamite under a little drv
goods store and touched It off.1 it cleaned
nit the entire establishment. Chicago
Under the pines by the river, ' '
Up on the bluffs so high; .
Away from the strife an' the motion Pf life
Watchln' the boats go by.
Down on the aand by the river,
Where the waveleta lap on the shore,
Lyln' there flshln' an' dreamin' an' wlahln'l
Olad to be lasy though poor.'
High on some moss-covered boulder.
On Nature's own couches to He,
Hummln' sweet tunes to the softest ef
Watchln' tha cloudlets fly.
Down by the brook In the meader.
Deep In a tangle of grass,
Lyln" there snorln', creation lgnortn',
Walten' fer trouble to pass.
Out on tha rocks by the ocean, ' , ' ,
Watchln' the dash of the s-3iay; 1
Benin' there bllnkln', too Issy fer tninain',
Waltin'. fer care, to g' way.
In the crowded parka of the city
He haa no Inclination to stop.
For he has pallpltetion at - the slightest
That aounda like tha tread of a pop.
So deep In the forest s-hidln".
Away from the restless throng,
Not stewln' nor frfttln,', but simply far
gettln', ..,.- . v
Waltin' fer toll to g' long.
On the friendly rocks by the river", .
They found hla poor body at last v
Asleep on a boulder," but tha pig hts ha
grown colder. .--,.
And the Angel of .Death , had .passed.
So under the sod In the 'graveyard,' v
With never a headstone at all, L
Hla toes to th dalslas In that orthodox
way of his .
He's altln" the last trumpet call;
Omaha. January,' 1S07. . T-
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