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1 TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, FEBKUAHY 1, 1907.
Tiie Omaiia Daily Dee.
BOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSEWATER.
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
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WHER OUT OF TOWS,
abaerlber leaving; the city tem
porarily shoal have The Be
aallea them. Address will be
. It It about time for the ground hog
0 exhibit symptoms of Insomnia.
Jim Hill's operating department
n blame the weather man now.
The Lumber trust Is to be investl
lated for taking to the tall timber.
I Prospects are good that the Thaw
tor tune will be removed from the
Railroad attorneys are a little elow
with their claim that the car shortage
la due to the operation of the Hepburn
- It now develops that Mr. Harrlman
iwna a number of steamships, thus as
suring him a water supply for his rait
lt Mr. Shonts makes a success of his
tew job on Wall street he will have to
ret water flowing more quickly than
10 did on his Panama Job.
It Is predicted that alcohol will soon
take the place of gasoline as a motive
power for automobiles. A denatured
automobile will help some.
Texas proposes to arrange a monster
Jack rabbit hunt. It will probably re
sult in a bigger bag than the octopus
hunt which has been on in Texas for
Jim Hill's son says everything possi
ble is being done to get coal to the
freesing residents of Montana and JQa
kota. In the meantime, he advises
them to keep cool.
It appears that the speeches at a
Gridiron dinner in Washington are no
longer kept a secret any better than
the proceedings of an executive ses
sion of the senate.
Carmen Bylva asserts that the heart
is like a fountain pen, filled but once,
but writes forever. It Carmen has a
fountain pea. of that kind. It la the
'only one ever made.
The president Insists that the United
States will retire from Cuba as soon
as conditions there warrant it. Eng
land. trade a similar promise when it
took possession of Egypt in 1881.
Oklahoma is arranging Its constitu
tion In response to hints from Wash
ington, with a mental reservation that
when it gets statehood it will fix up a
constitution that will suit Oklahomans.
Thirty-five Omaha letter carriers
will get neat little sums of money for
overtime work. In the meantime the
clerks In the postofflce keep 6n work
ing all sorts of hours for single time
A New York man claims to have made
11.000,000 by finding a new use for
cottonseed oil. He's probably the
man who' devised the scheme of put
ting Italian labels on it and selling it
for pure olive oil.
Governor Magoon has given a ball to
1,000 Cuban guests, and the report
, says that "the leaders of all the po-
lltlcal parties were present." It may
be accepted, then, that there are not
more than 1.000 political parties in
Members of the Thaw Jury are al-
lowed to read New York papers from
which all "references to the Thaws and
the trial have been cut out. This
leaves them the department store ads.
real estate transfers and lb mortuary
THE PASSKNOER PARE PROBLEM.
The widespread demand for a reduc
tion In the rate of passenger fare
chargeable in Nebraska is sure to be
met by the present legislature. The
S-cent maximum was established in
this state twenty years ago and no ap
preciable reduction In the charge for
transporting passengers hsts been
made by the railroads In all thatflrue.
The necessity for a reduction Is fully
realized by the legislature, the only
open questions being how far and In
A considerable publlo sentiment Is
backing the contention that through
the abolition of the free passes and
the exaction of fare from all passen
gers transported the railroads can
well afford to make a flat 2-cent rate.
On the other side, the possibility of a
court ruling that 2 cents is not com
pensatoryfor branch lines and poorly
patronized roads must be kept in
mind, and the constitutionality of
whatever measure is enacted pro
tected by some elasticity through ap
peal. One proposition is to establish
a maximum passenger rate of 1V4
cents a mile, with power vested in the
state railway commission to reduce
still further upon proper showing that
a lower rate would be Justified. An
other is to establish a 2-cent maxi
mum with power in the state railway
commission to Increase the same upon
proper showing by the railroads ythat
2 cent is not reasonable compensa
tion. The one plan puts the burden ,of
proof that the rate is too high upon
the public and the other puts the bur
den of proof that the rate Is too low
upon the railroads. A still different
plan haB been proposed In some other
states, to which we have already al
luded, by which the rate 1b, to be fixed
on a sliding scale according to the
average receipts of the different roads,
being higher for the roads with small
earnings and lower for those with big
Whatever plan should be finally
adopted for Nebraska, the legislature
should not make the mistake of pro
mulgating an inflexible rate without
providing some means of adjusting it
by review or appeal to the peculiar
conditions that may exist on particu
lar lines or roads. Unless this is done
the whole law will be in danger of be
ing upset in the courts to which the
railroads will have no hesitancy in appealing.
SKlfATOR CARTER'S ATTACK.
Senator Carter's speech in the sen
ate vehemently arraigning the Interior
department, and by Inference the pres
ident, for precautionary measures in
the issuance of patents under the land
laws is unwarranted and unjust. A
system of frauds and abuses under the
homestead, desert. Umber and mineral
land statutes had be'en notoriously es
tablished, imperatively calling for
additional safeguards in administra
tion and stricter enforcement of the
law. The emergency became so grave
that the senator's unqualified denun
ciation of the means successfully em
ployed to meet it practically lends aid
and comfort to the conspirators who
have been plundering the publlo do
The executive precaution Which Is
singled out for the special outpour
ing of the Montana senator's wrath
Is the department's order of last De
cember, which prohibits the issuance
of a patent to land under 'any of -the
land laws until after examination on
the ground by a special agent. It is,
however, only one among a number of
carefully drawn regulations, all clearly
within the administration's authority
and all designed to protect the peo
ple's land heritage from spoliation. It
is poor public service to attempt to
excite prejudice against uch meas
ures, the benefits of which have be
come so manifest.
The senator does not allege that any
honest homesteader will be injured in
his substantial rights by this order or
any of the other restrictions. . The
most necessary public rule, of course,
may occasionally cause Individual in
convenience. But the aim and the ef
fect of the administration's policy are
to conserve the public domain for
bona fide settlers. And these regula
tions, if they had been in force and
backed by the energy which the
Roosevelt administration has brought
to bear, would have saved to the peo
ple millions of acres that have already
been irretrievably lost..
THE EXTRA SESSION SCARE.
It would, of course, precipitate an
extra session of congress if some of the
main appropriations, and especially
the postal bill, should fall. The dan
cer may at least cause both houses to
stop the waste of time. The supply
bills are unquestionably , In an un
precedented backward condition for
the stage of the session that has been
reached, and it is demonstrably neces
sary for congress to hasten its pace It
the essential ones are to be dUposed of
The fault rests with congress fUelf.
and particularly with that element
which is more than suspected of hav
ing entered upon the session with the
deliberate purpose of consuming time
and so bringing things about that im
portant measures of affirmative legisla
tion, of which there were not a few
left over from the previous session or
recommended by the president, could
be balked. The senate manipulations
of the Stnoot and the Brownsville sol
dier cases were in line with this pur
pose, but tt now looks as if the antt
admtnlstratlon manipulators had over
played their hand.
The bare possibility of an extra ses
sion is as oB noxious to them as the
meritorious progressive measures that
should have had serious attention from
the outset. There Is no telling what
might happen after the new congress
had freshly organised, at It would
have to do for an extra session. The
president would have more trumps In
his hand than was possible In the short
session. From this time forth, there
fore, there will be more serious work
In order to get through the measures
for appropriating more than three
quarters of a billion of revenues which
must be passed for the government's
support to avoid an extra session.
WALL STREETS DISAPPOINTMENT,
The Wall Street Journal, a recog
nised authority on affatis of the fin
anciers, whose world is bounded by
Wall and Bond streets, expresses a sur
prise that carries a complaining note
at the slowness which marks the re
turn to New York of money which was
ent west last fall "to move the crops."
As a result of this tardiness of the
money In getting back to "little old
New York," there has been a decline
of activity in the stock market, a de
crease In bank reserves and a general
tightening up of conditions that makes
the outlook serious for the speculative
contingents. The New Yorkers fall
to understand It and seem to think that
they are being deprived of their rights.
Wall street Is slow to learn that
the west now has money of its own and
that the pleasant fiction of a 'demand
for money "to move the crops" orig
inates annually in Wall street and not
In the west and Is used for the purpose
of inducing the treasury department
at Washington to Increase its deposits
in the national banks of the country.
The plan works successfully every fill
and Wall street is almost Invariably
the principal beneficiary. A study of
the reports of the controller of the
currency will show the New York
financiers that the banks of the
west now hold more money on de
posit than, they can conveniently In
vest. When the western farmer sells
his crop these days he places the money
he receives for It In a bank to his
credit Instead of sending It east to pay
the interest on a farm mortgage.
When the western farmer finds it
necessary, for any reason, to mortgage
his property, he gets the accommoda
tion from his neighbor or from his
home bank, without the necessity of
applying to the big loan and trust com
panies of the eaBt that formerly had a
monopoly of this business. Western
farmers have had little to do with
mortgages for the last five years and
In that time have, enjoyed a prosperity
that has placed them beyond the fear
of mortgage burdens for years to come.
Western manufactories and enterprises
furnish an attractive field for invest
ment and western money is taking ad
vantage of it. It does not have to
go east any more to earn Interest or
pay interest, as it did in former years.
The "crop moving" money Is not
returning from (he west because it Is
owned in the west. Enough of It will
be sent to New York to maintain the
balances western banks carry in New
York, or to profit by high money rates,
when Wall street gets on one of its
speculative drunks, but It will no
longer make New York Its permanent
habitat. The west Is coming in to Its
SLOW MOVEMENT TO MARKET.
The conditions which have caused
western crops to move so slowly to
market have been uncontrollable and
have had some unfavorable conse
quences in general business. Through
out the fall car shortage by reason of
the overwhelming mass of freight to
be moved disorganised transportation
service, particularly In all the grain
growing region, and winter conditions
in the northern tier of states have been
the worst in years, grain that might
now be moved having to give way to
coal. One result of this condition has
found expression In the condition of
the eastern money market. This is
one reason' why the secretary of the
treasury haB deferred calling in from
the banks surplus funds on deposit,
the payment of which was to have
begun several weeks ago. ,
There are naturally also complaints
of the effect on local trade throughout
the northwest, although the general
prosperity has been so great aa to
make them comparatively lightly' felt.
This, however, Is only temporary. Jhe
situation leaves the farmers with j
enormous holdings of grain In store on
the farm or in the local elevators. The
grain and other products are as good
as cash in bank for all practical pur
poses and can be drawn upon as the
movement to market continues.
There is thus still a vast Preserve
from last year's extraordinary crop
which will fully compensate during the
next few months any reduction of
business through inability .to get
earlier to market. This fact. Indeed,
Is one of the strong grounds for the
general anticipation of an unusual
spring and summer trade in the west
The gain In business of the Omaha
banks during the last year Is not es
pecially surprising, but Is a gratifying
exhibit of the advance made by the
city in all lines of material prosperity.
The thrift as well as the Industry of
the citizens Is reflected In the In
creased deposits, while commercial
and industrial enterprise is shown by
the growth of the use of money as in
dicated by the increase In loans and
discounts. In a large way the banks
are the.best guide to the business con
ditions of a community snd Omaha Is
certainly to be " congratulated on the
excellent showing made by the local
Congressman Pollard proposes that.
If he (an help it, no congressman In
the future will have aa much difficulty
in putting it back as he encountered.
Report! from Washington Indicate,
however, that he Is getting very little
sympathy In his effort to establish a
clear bark track between a congress
man's pocket and the national exchequer.
The Interior department is asking
bids for live stock to be furnished In
dians 'on the reservations. Practi
cally all of this will go to reservations
where grating -Is the only Industry
that can be successfully carried on.
It Is an Interesting and not altogether
creditable comment on the work of
civilising the red man that he should
be periodically supplied with live
stock which, under even adverse con
ditions, should multiply much faster
than the needs of the Indian. A little
propef care would relieve the govern
ment of this one item of expense, at
Warring telephone companies have
at last gotten on a proposition tht
they do not want to get together.
Physical connection between the rival
systems would so far .destroy the
rivalry as to render one or the other
of them' useless. Public Interests are
not considered in the present attitude
of the telephone magnates.
United States Ambassador Thomp
son Is coming home from Mexico for
a short visit at Lincoln. The fact
that the new senator has been elected
and other important matters provided
for will relieve him of any suspicion
of "pernicious activity" or "undue in
fluence." With the opening of another large
tract in the great Sioux reservation to
settlement we have further promise
of the future expansion of Omaha's
activity as a supply department for
the west. Local Jobbers should keep
close track of this.
Iowa legislators are havUig trouble
over the anti-pass question, being un
certain just where to draw the line.
A good plan for this is to copy the sec
tion from the Hepburn bill referring
to the pass and let the railroads do
the rest. ..
Washington reports that 13,000,000
men are available for military service
In the ' United States. Washington
fails, however,; to furnish any figures
showing the difference between avail
ability and efficiency.
Under the pending Indian appropria
tion bill, white children may be ad
mitted to Indian schools in the Indian
Territory. In other words, white chil
dren are as good as Indians, if they
Will Wonder Ever Ceaaet
Railroad rates reduced 10 per cent, with
out reducing, wages? 'Why, thla is nothing
less thad reform running amuck 1
Troablea of Haasrlagr On.
The truth of the matter Is that entirely
too many member of the senate are spend
ing their lime trying- to prevent some on
from pulling their seats out from under
Beeda Go with Salary.
Free seeds will continue to be distrib
uted by the congressmen, who cannot af
ford to out them off Just when they have
to explain the increase In their own sal
arlea.' Uaaatural Alllea Come to Grief.
A we ventured to predict, the unnat
ural alliance between socialism and cler
icalism tn Germany has come to grief, thua
showing that even In politic a sacrifice of
principle to expediency I a fatal policy.
Shock Here and There. v
Nebraska has' recently been shocked by
some picture of Ruben. New Tork ha
been shocked by "Salome." Texas ha been
shocked by Bailey, and several other places
have had to be content with a mere earth
A Palatal Discovery.
When Mr. Rockefeller flnlahed reading the
Interstate Commerce commission' report
on the Standard OM company he must have
been pained to think that his edifying ex
ample bad had so little effect upon its
Hot Toplra to Handle.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The Gridiron club raised a squall by dip
ping Into the distant future, and a row has
been stirred up in clerical circle by the
story of Jonah. Only prehlstorlo or post
mundane topics seem cool enough to handle
at th present time.
Th president will get no Nobel peace
prise for having put down the Pornker
rebellion, but a tape line stretched from
hi right ear to hi left would show that
bis facial expression la the same that It
was when that trophy was handed to him.
Enlarsie the Mearaphone.
New York Bun. ,,
We canract believe the report that Mr.
Bryan, Insatiable of expression and find
ing himself Unrelieved by his weekly, I to
tart a magazine. He need a morning
and an evening dally, all editorial, to utter
even a small part of the thought that arise
Square Deal la Local Option.
Local option I one of the fairest thing
in the universe. Oreat injustice 1 done all
the time by dealing with large communi
ties In the maa. . Thla is necessary in some
things, but the smaller th population leg
lalated lor the better opportunity there i
of adapting the law to It needs.
Tip for Omaha Coarta.
If the . court of Omaha are so anxious
to preserve the purity of the populace It
might be suggested that certain alleged
variety theater and similar estab'.Uh
roenl which now nourish a the gxeen
bay tree in the city by the Platte, be given
sonic Judicial cor.aJderutlon.A beautiful pic
ture, whether it depicts the human form aa
the croatur mado it, or conceal It in an
cient or modern drapery, can have no In
jurious effect on a pure mind. The mind
that can derive salacious delight from su-ti
a picture Is essentially dirty and will revel
In filth no matter how strenuous the enV-ts
that are made by benevojent but futile per
sons to Opilft It.
ROISD ABOVT REW TORK.
Stipples oa the Correal of EJfo ta the
Supplementing the marked falling off of
th building record of Greater New Tork
for 1W6, compared with th preceding year,
I an equally notable slump tn th real
est Ate boom. A correspondent of the Phila
delphia Press, reviewing the signs of the
times In the metropolis, says: In th
Bronx district the real estate market
dead, whereas a year ago It was at fever
heat. So also the boom ha been punctured
on Long Island. With the exception of
some publlo building and other work, some
railway and tunnel terminals, and a few
business building there appear to be con
siderable falling off In building operations
In New York. Many men come to the
money market orsto those who lend upon
real estate security earnestly seeking loans.
Many others offer property for sale. The
loan can be secured If the property offered
justifies It. But there la Uttlo market for
the purchase or al of real estate com
The hardest problem ever put up to a
bachelor Judge Is before Judge Edward J.
Lauej of the municipal court. The question
Is whether 137 each Is an exorbitant price
for four pairs of corsets and whether they
are a proper fit. Suit was brought by Mrs,
Rose Scognamllo, for the payment of four
pairs of corsets ordered by Mrs. John S.
Woodruff In January, 1M5. Later Mr.
Woodruff obtained a divorce, and the bill
for the stays waa presented to Mr. Wood
ruff. Mr. Woodruff said in court.that Just
before separation his wife spent more than
$11,000 for clothes, for which he has been
receiving bills ever since. During their
married life he allowed his wife 81.200 a
year for wearing; apparel He said his wife
refused to accept the corsets, because her
figure had changed. Judge LJiuer reserved
decision until he could get some light on
Alarmed by the determination of Corpora
tion Counsel Ellison and Attorney General
Jackson to Institute active proceedings to
collect back franchise taxes, the Inter
borough Rapid Transit company and the
Manhattan Railway company turned In
$3,170,141.71 to the comptroller In settlement
of unpaid franchise taxes from 1900, when
the law went Into effect, to 1904, Inclusive.
There have been ho payments on the trac
tion lines of Brooklyn, Queen or Richmond.
Comptroller Met ordered this afternoon
that all the property of the companies op
erating traction systems In these boroughs
be sold. This order would result in another
payment Into the city treasury of an amount
nearly as large as that collected. The
Brooklyn Rapid Transit company also owes
the city $1,732,683.19.
An excellent opportunity to study the
working of the human heart Is afforded
by a model put on exhibition by Dr. Car
roll Henderson at the scientific exposition
In the American Museum of Natural His
tory In New York.
Th model Is . made of. rubber and glass
tubing. By means of pressure attach
ments a blood-colored liquid Is sent pulsing
through the various closely related cham
bers, and all the normal movement of the
organ are reproduced a in life, and not
only this, but the sounds of the valve.
Moreover, it Is capable of producing move
ments and sounds caused by various kinds
of heart disease. On applying the ear to
the cardlao region -two successive sounds
are heard, called the first and second
sounds, and which may be expressed by
the syllables lubb dup. When the valves
are affected by disease the normal sounds
may be Intensified or weakened, or they
may disappear entirely and be replaced by
murmurs, or abnormal sounds may be
neara simultaneously with or In the inter
vals between the normal ones.
The swain, who In the presence of hi
lady love, feel hi tongue and Up grow
so dry that he I scarcely able to speak
and whose power of speech Is further
paralysed by the thumping of his heart,
can see In th model what actually hap
pened by the Increase of the" normal beats
of that muscle from seventy-five or eighty
a minute to 150 or more. The effects of fear
and excitement are also manifested by
various degrees of accelerated movement
Overwhelming news of sorrow or Joy or
excessive fright may cause stoppage of
the heart's action, and then fainting en
sues. The other afternoon an attache of the
Tomb passed through the great corridor
with a bundle of letter In hi hand. They
were bills of fare written out by the pris
oners. Obviously a Jail Is not maintained
as a high class hotel. Nevertheless, the
prisoners have no hesitancy In presenting
the warden with the menus which they
would like served. Persons who have been
used to good living and persons who have
not take advantage of their Imprisonment
to express a preference for choice dishes,
and salads, fish, deserts and game In sea
son, which the prison caterer Is asked to
furnish, show a qecldadly epicurean taste.
If the prisoners have the money to buy the
food they desire at an outside restaurant
they can satisfy the cravings of a cultivated
The Tomb I the most modern and bert
constructed prison In the world. The great,
massive pile of white stone, with its towers,
from an architectural standpoint can be
surpassed only by a few structures In th
city. The Tombs is really a cherry place,
well lighted and ventilated, and persons
possessed of wealth may obtain any reason
able luxury and comfort while In prison.
The "Bridge of Sighs." over which Harry
K. Thaw walks from the prison to the su
preme court building twice a day, does not
strike terror to the heart of persons. The
exterior or the bridge I painted a brilliant
white and contain four larva wiiuinn
either aide. It Interior I bright and cheer-
rul and but for the absence of a box office
uninitiated persons while passing over Its
mosaic tiled floor would readily take It
for an entrance to a nrst class theater.
Ol'T OK THB ORDINARY.
Observing in the tropics how th Intense
heat of the sun accelerated the healing- of
wounds and burns, a French physician. Dr.
Asbfck. used the heat of ordinary fire lii
600 cases of .burns and wounds after putting
on the usual dressing and with uniform
By naming his ten children after as many
states, a South Carolina valley farmer has
proved his patriotism. His six daughters
are named Carolina. Virginia, .Georgia.
Florida. Jersey and Idaho, while the boys
are known as Texas, Tennessee, Ohio and
A German newspaper of recent date con
tains a news IWm In which a Llenlenlnfan
terleregimentatamburmajor and a Hof
achauspielhsusgarderobeaufaeherln are th
conaplcuou figures. These appellations
look more formidable than "regimental
drum major of infantry" and "wardrobt
keeper of th royal theater."
Samuel Sanford of Oeneva, O., will be
91 year old March 1. but th other day he
showed that evea now he Justifies the
fame which he won many years ago as a
rifle shot. A muskrat had been digging
around tha place and Mr. Bunford said he
" lowed to shoot that feller in tha eye"
at the earliest opportunity. The other day
he caught sight of the muskrst. Gulng Into
the houae, he brought his rifle and from
a distance of ten rods shot the animal
exactly In the eye. lie challenges the
world to produce a man of bis years who
can beat him.
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eesaful remedy In the country for
those painful ailments peculiar to
For more than 10 years It has
been curing Female Complaints,
snch aa Inflammation, and Ulcera
tion, Falling ard Displacements,
and consequent Spinal Weakness,
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Records show t'.iat it has cured
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Mrs. Pinkham's Standing Invitation to Women
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who has been advising sick women free of charge for more than twenty
years, and before that she assisted her mother-in law Lydia E. Pinkham
In advlstnir. Thns she is well qualified to guide sick women back to
neaun. Her advice Is free and always helpful.
Senators who attempted to take a fall
out of the president discovered too late
that the man In the White House eats
hard-boiled eggs for breakfast.
Congressman Butler Ames of Massa
chusetts Is said to be already In training
as an aspirant for the Boat of Senator
LodEe, whose term has still four years to
A score of expert Investigators and the
federal courts at St. Louis have about
given up th Job of locating some $61,000
missing from the local subtreasury cash
pile. The only fact clearly In the lime
light Is that the money Is gone.
King Edward draws more revenue In in
terest on American securities than Oecrge
III ever extracted from the American
colonies. King Edward's holdings In the
United States are typical investments here
of thousands of British capitalists.
H. ' II. Rosseau, recently appointed head
of the bureau of yards and docks of the
Navy department, is the youngest man
ever called upon to fill this responsible
office. He Is only 36 and ranks as a rear
admiral. His rise In the engineering world
has been phenomenal.
Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin told a
friend the other day that he had made
$16,000 clear during the last lecture season,
which was a short one because congress
did not adjourn until July and the political
exigencies In Wisconsin demanded much
of the senator' time In that state.
James' J. H. Gregory of Marblehead,
Magg., Is a rival of Andrew Carnegie In
the giving away of libraries. He has been
doing this for years. His libraries are
smaller than Carnegie's gifts, and are given
to small communities, to ministers and
educator who cannot afford to purchase
Former United States Senator Cockrell
of Missouri, who has been 111 at his home
In Washington for three months, has gone
to Florida for' three weeks' rest. He I
going on the' advice' of his physician to
spend most of his time fishing and will then
resume his active duties on the Interstate
The Carnegie Institution of Washington
has made a grant of $3,000 a year for a
period of four years to Dean W. F. M.
Goes of Purdue university, for the pur
pose of determining the value of super
heated steam In locomotive service; first.
In connection with single expansion en
gines; and, second. In connection with com
pound engines. ' This ' Is . the second grant
which the institution has made to Dean
MERRILY TIRXIXG THE SCREWS.
Striking; Object lesson In the Benefi
cence of Trnata.
Kansas City Star.
The publlo was given several striking
object lessons yesterday In the beneficence
of trusts. United States Steel announoed
that Its net earnings for the past three
months were to exceed 41 million dollars.
In other words, this corporation cleared up
a profit of about $450,000 a (Jay, each man
that bought a nail, built a house or pur
chased any of the multitudinous products
of Iron mills contributing his share. The
report points with glee to the fact that
the earnings for 1906 doubled those of 194
and were 37 million greater than those 'of
All this, of course, was the result of
great business saaracity In creating a mo
nopoly which allows the director to ar
bitrarily fix prices without reference to
the cost of production. Under this sys
tem the trust can double Its profits each
year and at the same time reduce the coat
of raw material. It has now grown so
great that It enn ruthlessly crush all do
mestic competition, and, with a benlarn
tariff protecting It against foreign com
petitors, the people can Py Its price cr
go without the products of steel and Iron.
The sime dlstmtrhes carried the nrws
that the Interstate Commerce ommlsslon
has discovered that Harrlman has an
Iron-clnd sgreement with the Santa Fe
which serves all the rumoses of s merger
between It and the Southern Pacific, de
stroys all competition and allows Mr. Har
rlman to fix rate arbitrarily. Under the
federal laws this Is a criminal offense. On
the same day a contract waa disclosed be
tween Gould and Harrlman which combines
these two great railway svstems and a'
low Mr. Harrlman to arbitrarily fix trnna
contlnntl rate. endlnr all competition
from Gould with HarrlmanV lines.
Plainly, railroad rrrrorntors snd tnjsts
continue to do as thev pleoae. defying th
law and paying no attnM-tt to lnvestlsa
tlons. Each dar sees the acrewa of mo
nopolies put a little tighter on the penile
and the revenues forced a little higher
INDIA AND CEYLON
Appeals to those accustomed to the best. Its aulformity of quality Is
one of the reason that has ronlributttl largely to it popularity.
McCORD-BRADY CO., Wholesale Agents, Omaha.
RAILROADS AS COAL MERCHANTS.
Need ef Lealslatloa to - Restrict
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
There Is nothing new In the report of th
Interstate Commerce Commission condemn
ing the ownership of coal companies by
railways, but It Is certainly to be hoped
that If the recommendations shall be acted
upon, the proposed federal legislation will
prove more effective than the measure to
the same end which have been tried by
the states. The commission has been In
vestigating the situation In the eastern
bituminous fields, but the abuse complained
of Is well known to exist In the anthracite
fields as well and to be the root of many
of the evils there 'existing. ' It has en
trenched an already powerful monopoly
by enabling the transportation companies,
which hre at the same time coal merchants,
to hamper seriously and often completely
strangle the Independent operators who
seek a share of the business. There can be
no objection to allowing railway companies
to mine coal for then- Own -purposes, but
to permit them also to traffic In It Is a
perversion of the purpose for which they
were chartered and an abuse of their cor
porate privilege. Pennsylvania ha tried
In vain to cope with the evil. The federal
government' arm should prove longer and
Its grip more tenacious.
The practice complained of Is very close
to the root of the railway evil and Its abol
ishment would go far to solve the railway
problem. Manifestly this Is not to be
solved unless the railroads shall become,
voluntarily or otherwise, what they were
Intended to be, once were, and even now
are supposed to be-nelther more nor less
than common carriers, serving all ship
pers alike. This consummation I not to
be expected as long as they are allrfwed
to mine and sell coal. Their own Interests
are. certain to be given the preference.
lio you Know a iinv iravuii-u niiiv "
"Then it must have been on a . night
mare." Baltimore American.
Pa Smith threw down his newspaper ta
"It's shameful," he exclaimed,' "the way
these 'ere colleges waste money on furni
ture! Hi-re's an account of somebody giv
ing Harvard $AK),000 for a new chair."
With a crash and a bang, a human figure
went flying; down the editorial stairs.
"What's thatT" asked the editor as
sistant. "Oh, a little poet I Just dashed off," re
plied the editor, and then, thinking the Joke
pretty gocd, made a note of It. Pbiladei
"I have traveled all over the world and
seen all kinds and conditions of men, and
the most sensible and far-seeing man I
ever met was an English duke."
"In what way did he show ItT"
"He was fairly decent to his rich Ameri
can wife." I'hiladelphia Pres.
"Is Mike Clancy here?" asked the visitor
at the quarry Just after the premature ex
plosion. "No, sor," replied Costtgan; "he's gone."
"Well, sor, he wlnt In that direction."
"I'm thinking of going abroad," said
"Fr, am I." replied Miss Poof-mam
"Nonsense! you're not well equipped fOTf
golnp abroad, as I am."
"Perhaps not, but I'm quite a well
equipped for thinking." Philadelphia Press.
"Is that your senator?" I
"He Is when he's on the floor; but when
he raises the roof we rub him out of th
record." Altanta Constitution. .
"This bill is too high." said the customer.
"Too high?" ejaculated the laundrymar.
"That's whst I snld; too hlich."
"But, man, do you know how long it take
to do up a shirt?"
"Why. about four washings!" Yonkere
BE MY SWKKTIIKAItT.
Sweetheart, be my sweetheart
When birds Hre on the wing.
When bee and bud and bubbling' flood
X)esp,'fiK me uirrii i airing,
Come, aweothoHit. be my sweetheart
And wear this posy ring.
Sweetheart, be my sweetheart
In the goldi-n summer glow '
Of the earth aflush with the gracioua blush
V iui-11 inn , ,rii,iB .it. it. m iui r.iiiun ,
Dear sweetheart,, be my sweetheart,
A into the noon w go. .
6wer.theart. be my sweetheart
When falls the bounteous year, '
When, the fruit and wine of tree and vln
Give us thflr harvest cheer:
O. sweetheart, be my sweetheart,
For winter it draweth near.
Sweetheart, be my sweetheart
When the year Is white and old.
When the fire of youth is siient. forsooth.
And the hand of na Is cold;
Yet. sweetheart, be my sweetheart.
Till tho year of our love be told.
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