Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 02, 1907, Page 6, Image 6
l! HIE OMAHA DAILY HEE: TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1907. 1 The Omaha Daily Bee FOL'NDKD HT EDWARD BOBEWATF.H. I VICTOR ROBKWATER, EDITOR. i Entered at Omaha postofflce eecond ;claaa matter. j TERMS OK SCRHCRIPTION. ,Fall Pn (without Sunday), on year...H0S Imlly Her, and Humlay, on year 0 ; Sunday Li, one yfnr 2 50 eaturoay nee, on year l ow DEUVF.RU) HT CARRIER. Dally Peo (Including Sunda)), per wek..lSfl Dally Ho (wlihmt Sunday), per week... 1J Evening IX (without Sunday), per week. o Kvenlng Bee, (with Sunday), per week. ...loo AdrtrMi complaints r-f leresularlllea In de livery to CUy Circulation Department. OFKICF8. ' Omaha Tha Baa Building. South Omaha City Hall Hulldlng. Council Bluffs 10 Pearl Street. Chicago ll.ai I'nttv Builillna New Yoi kl&OK Home, Ufa Insurance Bldg. Washington cfll Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. Commutllratlona relating to news and ed itorial matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee,, Editorial Department. . RKMITTANCES. ' Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to Th Bee Publishing Company. Only 2-cent stamps received In payment of mall account. personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted. THE! BEB PC BUBHINO COMPANY. STATEMENT Or CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss: Charles C. Kosewater, Rienpral mnrniter of The Bee Publlshlne; Company, being duly sworn, says (hat the actual number of full and complete copies of The Daily. Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the month of February. 1907, was ea follow: l , aaoeo is as.ae J 38,810 1 33,30 I i., 30,000 20 33,30 i ..,...... 89,160 21 33,340 ? s r... aa.iao st 33,30 5 t.y. 31,970 21 33,90 J 7 ., 8180 24 30,480 1 t i.; 31,980 ti 34,040 f 31,640 ' it B3,90 ! 10 30,400 27 33,860 11 ... 33,370 i 33.790 ' 12 81.R70 29 34,130 IS 33,890 SO 83,680 14 3340 81 80,600 a '. . 33,080 1 33,880 Total 1,008,060 IT 30,410 Leas unsold and returned copies. t,194 Net Total 69,876 Dally average .33,337 CHARLES C ROSE WATER, General Manager. Subscribed In rr.y presence and sworn to before ma this lat day of April, 1907. (Seal) M. B. II UNGATE, Notary Public WHEN OUT OF TOWH. Sabecrlbera leaving; th elty tem porarily ahonM Bate Tbe Be-e mailed to them. Addreaa will b A few April showers would come In light handy hereabouts. It way yet be necessary to muzzle something beside the dogs. Just to disabuse the public mind Governor Sheldon bas taken bis veto pen In band. Railroad manngers are caring less about the square deal than they are about the fare deal. Mme. Emma Karnes refused to dis cuss ber divorce suit She does not need the advertising. Morocco would doubtless be glad If France should lay claim to Ralsull and Insist upon taking possession of him. The simplified spelling board will bold a banquet tonight It should be compelled to eat some of Its words. Louisiana reports a particularly fine looking line of peaches this spring. The Omaha peaches look fine all the year round. The Methodist church has selected New York, Cincinnati and Kansas City as centers of a campaign of education. They need it. , That Chicago woman who wants a divorce because ber husband is ngly , will know better than pick out a Chi cago man next, time. J Railroad managers probably will view with alarm the report from Washington that President Roosevelt bas been hart lug his teeth repaired. Senator Stone of Missouri thinks the Japs want the Philippines, but the Japs insist that Senator Stone la not doing their thinking for them. The local bank teller who sprained his wrist counting money can sympa thise with other folks who have sprained their arms reaching for It Mayor "Jim" has turned the old mar ket houee building Into about every .thing except a prise-fighting arena arid he aiay get to that yet Mr. Carnegie wants an end put to stock gambling. The man who has made a big winning often joins a cru sade to have the game closed. The statement that more persons die each year from drinking milk thjn from Indulgence In whisky probably had Its origin In Kentucky or at Peoria. A Connecticut man Is telling how it feels to be electrocuted. That's one subject ou which even Mlasourlans are willing to accept hearsay evidence. The New York, surgeons who bored a hole in a man's head to make hi in talk ought to have been, engaged In better business. Too many" men are talking ulr?ady. That Lincoln paper that denounced Omaha, as "a sponge and a hog" must have been trying to cover up the tracks of Lincoln wadiug into tho state appro priations. Kentucky is about ready to charge that the proliibltlonNt movement Is a t'ombtnatton In restraint of trade. Another distillery town In the state has gone dry. If the canine population of Omaha can scare up such a fuss at this seaeoa of the year, what may we not expect when the do:r days are really upon u licit Ai'guetl w oalvsua a. onotv. The west owe a debt of gratitude to Galusha Aaron Urow. whose death at his home in UlenwooA, IVnn., has Jnat been announced. ITomlnent in public life for more than half a century, as a member of congress and In other of ficial rapacities, his greatest atbleve ment was hts authorship of the home stead law which wss passed during the last years of the civil war and re deemed the promise held otit In the song that cheered the nnlon soldiers In the trying dnys of the crnclal campaigns: Theft mar-h along, boys; feel no alarm. For Uncle Sam la rich enough to give us each a farm. Mr. (Jrow was a member of congress from Pennsylvania during the war and devoted much of his time to a plan for making It easier for the men engaged In the struggle for the union to find homes aud occupation when the war should close. The homestead law, with the commutation clause deducting from the five years residence required for a title the time ot service of tho soldier entryman, was his work The result ex ceeded the most sargnine expectations of the f rattier of the measure, the veterans of the war flocking by hundreds of thou sands to the new states and territories west of the Mississippi and taking up their homesteads. The law and the timeliness of it were potent factors In the rapid upbuilding and development of tho great weRt, and Mr. Grow lived to see the complete realization of the possibilities of the legislation of which he was the author. After being speaker of the house of representatives in congress from to Mr. Grow retired from public life, but kept in active touch with public affairs until when he was returned to congress and served until 1003 whon he again voluntarily retired. In his latter service In congress he devoted much of his time to legislation on edu cational subjects and succeeded, among other measures, in securing tho enact ment of a law extending the franking privilege to publications for the blind. He belonged to the old school of public men, rugged in his honesty, .stubborn In defense of a position once taken and was always a power on the side of good in legislation. . CHICAGO' CITY CAMPAIGN. The municipal campaign In Chicago which culminates In an election today has been one of the most bitterly con tested that has been held In years. City elections In Chicago are always fiercely contested, but the limit in vln dlctivenss and vituperation seems to have been passed in the present fight Ostensibly the contest la Over the proper solution of the street railway and local traction problems, the repub licans supporting Candidate Busse on a platform providing for granting twenty year franchises to the street car com panies, under certain rules calling for a payment of percentages on their gross earnings and reserving to tho city the right of purchase. Mayor Dunne, the dtmocratic candidate for re-election, still adheres to his platform calling for municipal ownership of the street rail ways. While this would seem to be a clear drawing of the issue, both parties have been persistent in befogging the situa tion by dragging In other questions. Argument has given way to new styles of billingsgate that would make the proverbial fishwife's talk sound like a lecture by a Sunday school teacher. As a result, the voter has little assurance that the election of either ticket will give the city the efficient and honest administration It so sadly needs. The redeeming feature of the situation is that the issues Involved in the cam paign are purely local to Chicago and that the result whatever It may be, can have no significance affecting na tional politics. TUB LIMIT IS TSXAS. Cartoonists and writers of lurid fic tion will have to go outside of Texas hereafter to get their types of bad men. The wavs of reform struck the state some time' ago and has grown amaz ingly until now every citizen of the vast domain has been made good by legislation. The temperance people scored the first victory by securing the adoption ' of local option laws under which liquor Is now as scarce as water In a good many counties of the state. Then the reformers turned their atten tion to the race track and closed all the pool rooms In the state and drove the bookmakers out of business. This was promptly followed by a crusade against gun toting, with the result that the man who used to attract admiration and command respect by making a walk ing arsenal of himself is now Ignored or scorned by everybody except the police. Difficult as it Is to think of Texas without having thoughts of guns and pistols crowding into the picture, it is almost Impossible to grasp the signifi cance of the latest 'innovation, a law absolutely prohibiting gambling. The gambling den has been a fixed institu tion in Texas since Ham Houston's time. It has never been a skulker, but has oc cupied the ground floor and the front rooms of the best business buildings, easy of access to the cowboy, the miner and the sporty wayfarer. In the early days it was the clearings house for the caching of checks, a meeting place for clt Isens, an open house day anil night. Locks were never usd on the doors and the lid was a thing unknown. Now the re form legislature bas passed a law mak ing gambling a felony, holding tTie owner of the property responsible for what gambling teunnta do and making It worth a man's life almost for him to lie caught promoting or Indulging In any game of die nee. The awful fea ture of the situation, so far as the sport ing fraternity Is concerned. Is that Texas eeeina to be v-ry much la fttrneHt In the reform program, the state, county and city officials being united In a pledge to, secure a strict enforcement of the laws. The Texan who can not live without gambling and his partner, the man who Is always "ready to shoot at the drop of the hat" will have either to reform or move to New York. GOVER.TOfl 6HELDOX8 fKST ft TO. Governor Kheldon's first veto proves to be of a, bill granting authority to the mayor and city council of Omaha to vacate streets and alleys. Tale author ity bas been exercised chiefly for the benefit of the railroads that have been extending their trackage through the wholesale district. The most objection able part of the bill Is the provision validating all the acts of the mayor and council along this line since the new charter was adopted two years ago. While the city bas proceeded on the theory that it bas bad . the power to va cate these streets, the railroads appar ently are not satisfied that their title is clear, whereas a legislative act would cure the defects. While there is some demand that the city should be compen sated for streets closed for the use of the railroads, there has been general acquiescence In the object of the move which Is to give trackage to all the ter ritory occupied by the big Jobbing houses. At the same time these privileges were secured on distinct promises of teclprocity In the way of improvements which the roads have' more recently manifested a disposition to withhold. Nobody will object to the continued use of these streets by the railroads, but the people of Omaha will expect them to keep faith on their side of the com pact. If they will fulfill their obliga tions they will have no trouble later in securing the coveted quit Claim. The governor's veto of the validating bill leaves Omaha In the same strong post tion It now holds, which would have been lost had he approved the measure. The veto Is convincing evidence that Governor Sheldon has a watchful eye out and does not propose to be caught napping. OUTLINING piS RAILROAB PLANS. Most of the state legislatures having, either adjourned or being on the eve of adjournment tlie raHroad managers have turned their attention from the state capitals to the White House and are concentrating their efforts In an at tempt to induce the president to do something to quiet or attempt to quiet the anti-railroad sentiment aroused by the adoption or . discussion of railway bills id the1 different state legislatures. As a result of the conferences between the president and railway managers and the publication of interviews with prom inent financiers, the railroad managers have practically united upon three thlnaa they will urge President Roose velt to as a means of restoring con fidence in securities and opening the public purse to railroad Investments. These are: (1) A public statement from the White House that the presi dent will not favor making a valuation of the railroads that will Interfere with the present market valuation of rail road securities; (2) Urge legislation that Will permit pooling and co-operation among railroads; (3) Urge federal control of railroads and exclude the states from the department of govern mental activity. This Is a complete reversal of the at titude on the part of the railway mag nates who were so bitter In their at tacks upon the president charging him with responsibility for, all of the agita tion against existing railway methods of operation. The change has been rap idly affected. Mr. Jacob Schiff, the New York banker, led the way with a suggestion that the rail way sVppolnt a commission to represent their Interests before the Interstate Commerce com mission, and to suggest a line of rail way legislation which should secure the sanction of the president and adop tion by congress, leaving the state legis latures to follow the lines thus laid down.- Mr. Ripley of the Santa Fe, Mr. Yoakum of the Rock Island. Mr. Me Crea of the Pennsylvania, Mr. Bacon of the Baltimore & Ohio and other railroad magnates have argued along similar lines and have been supported, in a measure, by Chairman Knapp of the In terstate Commerce commission, who suggests a system offederal licenses for railroads. Different methods have been suggested by these experts, but they are now all enthusiastically anxious to accept this program or one similar to it if the president will accept it and work for its adoption by , congress. There has been no change in Presi dent Roosevelt's attitude toward the railways. He declared In his message to the last congress that he was op posed to government ownership of rail roads, but was In favor of "the govern ment exercising such supervision as will Insure its being conducted in the Inter ests of the nation." Every- utterance he has since made on the subject bas been in harmony with that expression of the message. The change has taken place among the railroad managers, who now realize that they can not go on Indefinitely on bad terms with the traveling, and shipping public. There has been no agitation either by the pres ident or by the legislatures against rail roads, only an agitation In favor of leg islation to correct abuses which the rail road managers frankly admit have be come aggravated under recent railroad management. Nor Is the railroad claim correct that the scarcity of capital H due to "hostile legislation." Capital Is senrce for all purposes owing to the unusual deuiand for It. Railroads feel this scarcity the more because tl.elr re quirements are greatest, due to the ne cessity of Increased equipment to meet the crowing bnstnce of the country. resident Roosevelt wls lj- Is refrain ing from committing himself to the program outlined by the railroad offi cials, although it Is generally conceded that he Is In accord with some of their plats. Ou AafctliUig fmt mnuua Oilt prominently as the result of the discus sion that has been raging. The happy, careless days of railroad Irresponsibil ity and arrogance have gone forever, and while there may be need of co-operation between the government and the railways to case tho situation and restore confidence, a long step toward hotter Conditions bas been made by the acknowledgment on the part of tho rail way magnates of the higher anthorlty of tho law and their plaeo in the system of things. A reform sadly needed In Nebraska Is some provision "for giving publicity to laws enacted with the emergency clause before the penalties begin to ac crue. In other states such laws must be published in the newspapers, but In this state people may innocently com mit acts that will take them to the pen itentiary without any opportunity what ever of finding out that they are doing wrong. It Is now unlawful to employ any child under 18 years of age at any re munerative work in Nebraska except on the farm, unless be Is supplied with a school certificate giving bis weight and height and the color of his hair and eyes. Presumably, however, prose cutions onder the new child labor law will not begin for a few weeks. It Is refreshing to note that the home newspapers are keeping close tab on the votes of their respective members of the legislature on all Important legisla tion. Every man who went wrong at Lincoln will have to do a lot of tall explaining when he gets back to his neighbors. The president has written a 2.006 word letter to Congressman Pollard thanking him for his vote on the ship subsidy measure. At that rate, he ought to write a couple of books to General Grosvenor who haa been voting for the measure for over twenty years. The census estimate gives Omaha and South Omaha a combined popula tion of a little more than 100,000. That means that to reach the 200.000 mark for a Greater Omaha by 1910 we must not only consolidate the two cities, but secure 40,000 more people besides. The president's letter ought to square Congressman Pollard with such of his constituents as are opposed to ship sub sidy appropriations. The Nebraska congressmen who voted against ship subsidies will have to square ' them selves. A railroad president bas been sent to Jail in Nevada for refusing to show the company's books to the grand Jury. He is behind the times in not having his books so fixed up that the grand Jury could not make heads or tails of them. The mayor of one of our Nebraska towns has appealed to the school boys to put In their vacation time cleaning np the streets and public places. Most of the school boys have all they can do wrestling with the back yard. Chicago has had a real lively munici pal campaign, considering the fact that it baa been a Carter Harrisonless one. Steadily on the Go. Chicago Tribune. Notwithstanding- the Wall'- street exelte ment, prosperity appeara to bs keeping Its lick. "Calamity" Is afar. - Traits of Noted Grafters. Philadelphia Ledger. Th difference between the two big cases of graft now on display la that the Call fomlans have confessed while the Pennayl vanlan are still In the haughtily silent stage. . Forget It. Cleveland Plain Dealer. What Is eonaldered a conservative esti mate puts the number of telephone calls throughout tha country at 88.000,000 a day. But tha man who made tha estimate falls to tall us how many times tha Una was busy. Harmoar of Ideas. Bt. tsxila Olobe-Dernocrat. Secretary of Agriculture Wllaon eays the prosperity of tha United Btitea cannot be deatrevtd by Wall street flurries. The people throughout tha country are deary ot tha same opinion. la AU-Honnd Phlltia t hroolal Baltimore American. By the atmultaneoua raising of the wages of the laborers of his estate and the price Of orl. Mr. Rockefeller gerterouely gives the public a chance to be hla collaborators In his phllanthroplo enterprise Demands oa the Peacemaker. Baltimore American. President Roosevelt has been appealed to to put a stop to the massacres In Rou mania. But It may have been noticed that, while- the duties of the big Inter national policeman are constant and oner oua, there la no .salary or offer of one to go with the Job. Battle Aaalast Spoils. Plttsbur.f Dispatch. The corporations and the New York po litical machines are Joined lrf fighting Gov ernor Hughea' public utilities bill. In the last analysla the two powera are usually revealed aa part a of one tremendous whole. But Governor Hughes la making both to gether do their utmost and haa got some of them In tha preliminary atagrs of stampede. Bare Check to Grafting;. Portland Oregonla.i. The hlatory of graft In Ban Francisco shows that the aucaesa or failure of a graft administration depends upon the character f the man who occupies the office of prose cuting attorney. Graft cannot be carried on to a very corulderuble extent without there being evidence of it eufnclent to arouae the suspicions of an alert prosecut- flng attorney. Ban Fraiiclsco has had graft ing borsea almost continuously a. nee It had municipal businesita that urTjr.lfd impor tunity tor graft. The election of an honest man to tha office of d'Mrlct attorney waa what led to the proeecutlona row occupy ing the attention of the whole clvlliaed world. Where extensive graft prevails the district attorney must be stupid. In4.ff-reit r dibhonest, ', ROIKSD ABOIT DEW YORK Rlpplea oo the Carreat of I.lfe la tho Metropolis. Greater New York's potloe force totals man. SsJaries rang from TJ0 for the Mrat year's service of a roundsman to 16,000 per annum for the ehe Inapector, and the averag la about 12,000 a year. Members are retired on one-half pay after twenty five years' aervlee, and after twenty yeara' aervlca If a veteran of tha civil war or for permanent disability contracted on Una Cf duty. Membera are alao protected by civil service taw and cannot be fllsnilssej without cause disclosed at a regular trial. An organliatlon ao vast, ramifying tha comple llfo of over 4,000,009 people la a conceded power for good or evil and a mighty difficult body to line up on a atrnlght and narrow road. As a political factor It Is often the making of party vic tory. Just ruTW the force Is lined up, on the quiet, aa Usual, agalnat a bill peinllng in the legislature designed to grant power to the police commissioner to handle the members as he wills and materially relax ing the right of dismissal. In the ftgjit for the bill Commissioner Bingham and Lta trlct Attorney Jerome led a raid on tha headquarters of the police beneficiary fund where they found records and moat of the caah of a surplus of fx, 000 supposed to have been raised to defeat Unfriendly legisla tion. Tha discovery Is expected to advance the measure. On the heels of this shake down comes tha discovery that Commis sioner Bingham a executive clerk, James Li. Mock, bas been Industriously borrowing money from members of tha force and la said to be $.10,000 to Jhe good. Evidently whatever side snaps the members enjoy are barely sufficient to meet the exactions of grafters "higher up." A gigantic globe tower, the biggest build ing In the world, Is In course of erection on Coney Island. It will be 700 feet high and 900 feet In circumference. It will have eleven floors and 600,000 square feet of floor space. On these eleven floors there will be all sorts of things to amuse Coney's millions of summer vlattors, but the star feature of them all will be the revolving res taurant and cafe, first of the kind In the world. If you are facing north ' when your oyaters are served you will be looking west for the soup and south when the roast ar rives. By the time the coffee and cigars come on you will be back north again. In half an hour yon will have traveled too feet around a great circle, or thirty feet a minute. The ground floor will be an automobile garage. Jnat 1E0 feet above the ground will be the pedestal roof garden, 800 feet In circumference. When you get ISO feet In the air you will come to the aerial hippo drome. Here there will be a continuous four-ring circus. The main hall and revolving cafe will be 800 feet above the ground, circling around the great ballroom. Another fifty feet and you come to the palm garden in tbe air, a third restaurant, statuary, foun tains and cascades, a scenlo aerial railroad and all kinds of novelties. At 600 feet you oome to the observatory platform, fitted with, telescopes. At 600 feet will be sta tioned the United States weather bureau and a wireless telegraph station. The total land values of New York City by Its recent census reached the enormous figure of 15,800,000,000. This Is an increase of StOO.OOO.OOO In 1907 over 1906, and 1906, In turn, showed an Increase of 1480,000,000 over 1906. Within a decade, says Moody's Magaslne, the Increase haa been considerable over 100 per cent. New York real estate Is to day valued at more than one-twentieth of the entire wealth of the United States. It la greater than the entire wealth of many states, and even of many foreign countries. It Is 28 per cent more than the entire wealth of Holland, Spain, Sweden and Norway; 60 per cent more than Swltxer. land, Denmark or Portugal; It is one-third that of Italy; one-fourth that of Austria Hungary; one-fifth that of Russia, one seventh that of Germany, one-eighth that of France, one-tenth that of Great Britain and Ireland. . Every old New Yorker has his favorite eatery that's the word because one must be careful not to call a cafe; a restaurant. a rathhaus or a chop house In that town. Cvery eating house on Broadway that la not a restaurant la a chop house. When It is not a chop house It is a rathhaus. Oppo site tine of the large hotels there are two of these Institutions, literally Jaw-to-jaw. Each flings its hated sign In the face of the other vertically. The letters might be Chaldean or Arabic. I wonder why one of the hosts does not call his place a steak house or a sauaage basar. Everybody ean. hot " be chop eaters. Peradventure the chop" refers to the jowl of the hungry one. It la a subtle point. It Is peychologlo In Its scope. Then Broadway has Its beef steak garret and bear tunnels. Possibly the roast dormitory will come next. Saying he believed burglars who have been operating in . New York City for months had organized a trust, with funds for defense and a corps of lawyers to aid them to freedom, Magistrate House held two men for trial In $10,000 ball each on a charge of burglary. One, who was charged with felonious assault for attacking a po liceman with a revolver, was held In $10, 000 ball additional. Jacob Frey and Philip Harvey were the prisoners. " They Were arrested Saturduy afternoon In an apart, ment houae. Before the prisoners were arraigned a roan approached a policeman In Morrlsanla court and told him to tell tha magistrate he was prepared to give $5,000 ball for each man. Magistrate Houae quickly set . the ball at $10,000 on each charge. The man who was willing to give $5,000 security left tha court room In a hurry. Magistrate Houae explained after ward that he had aet the ball at $10,000 because of the announcement thnt the man was ready to give $3,000 ball. "I believe there Is what might be called a 'burglar prcof," he eald, "for It almost always happens that when apparently ex perienced burglars are arrested some one mysteriously appears In eourt to furnish bonda tor them.' WESTERN FOHBST RESERVES. Goverameat Policy Not Opposed to Settlement. Portland Oregonlan. Nearly all thoaa wtio have proteated against the creation of forest reserves do so upon the ground that auch action re stricts hcmebuildlng. There ,1s no founda tion fvv this objection, for two reasons creation of a reserve doea not prevent set tlement, and aa a rule there are very few place a In tha reserves where any cna would watit to make a home. Tho department haa many times declared Its policy of remov Inet from the limits of a reserve any lands that are wanted Tor aettlement. This policy was announced In the letter written by the president when he issued the last of hia urcclamationa. Practically tha same atti tude waa shown in the staument made to Senator Bourne oa Saturday, when be In quired regarding the rights of thuse who have already made settlements, but have not acquired title Tha government Is not standing In the way of any homebullder. When opponents of forest reserves assert that aettlement la being retarded. It might not be a bad idea fir them to give the names of Intending aettloro, the landa they oealre to locate upon, and tha time when they asked the government Id release the lands and were refused, - 1 1 rHB 1 - W I K. US) ' a Absolutely Furo A Cream of Tartar Powder free from alum or phos phatlc acid aStcs Homo Dalting Easy WOfLDlTT BRTRAY TRUSTS. Baalaeea Seereta that Glrla Have Faithfully Kent. Kansas City Star. Not long ago a Kansas City stenographer learned that the railroad for which she was working had determined to extend Its line. She had a friend living In a town through which the line was to run. A letter to him with her savings would have enabled him to bny at a low price the land the road needed, and, the peculiar -nature of the ground In that neighborhood would have enabled him to sell at a great profit. It would have been a business move on the part of the girl, but she would gain her money by the betrayal of the confidence of her employers. She did not vonslder the thing more than a minute and then de cided that It would be a dishonorable thing to do. c Another stenographer In a large real es tate office became aware of a deal In which 1160,000 was Involved. Certain information she possessed would be worth thousands to the other parties. They made a few ad vances and hinted at rewards as high as $5,000 for her betrayal of her firm. She In dignantly refused and told her employers of the scheme. It never entered the mind of that young woman to betray her trust. Another stenographer was offered $1,000 for copies of three letters which she had written. A law suit In which her em ployers were Involved might have gone agalnat them had the opposing party been able to secure the Information contained In the three letters. The lawyer for the other side laid ten $100 bills on her mother's table and told her they were hers for the per mission to read the letters. The girl scorned the offer as an atetmpt to bribe her to do a dishonorable and dishonest act. and she never even told her employers about It PURE FOOD IN DINING CARS. Btaaasjera of tho Service Give Away Their Case. Chicago Tribune. The American Asaoclatlon of Dining Car Superintendents has appointed a lobbyist to represent It at Washington, fearing that the enforcement of the pure food laws may prove fatal to the dining car buelneas. That Is a partial admission of the need of government regulation of dining cara. Travelerahave suspected at times that the peiiahablefoods served In dining cars, other than fruits, were preserved by chem icals. If there is any ground for the sus picion It Is time the practice was atopped. There Is nothing about the motion of a railroad train whloh makes drugs any leas Injurious there than In a hotel. The argu ment that a passenger is not on a train long enough to be Injured by the minute quantity of preservatives which he absorbs Is not applicable to tbe thousands of men whose business oompels them to spend a large part of their time in traveling. Many commercial travelers eat more meals on trains and In railway restaurants under the same management than they do In their own homes. It la Just as easy to carry Ice in a dining car as It Is to put It In a hotel refriger ator. It Is not neceeBary to carry a large stock of milk or anything else on one run, and It la always possible to replenish the stock If careful calculations of the amount needed prove erroneous. A large part of the soups and cold meats are canned, but at the prices paid travelers are entitled to the best quality, and under the new law It is always possible for the dining oars to be provided with pure food. To gam public confidence the dining .car superintendents ought to call back their lobbyist and advertise on f every railway folder and every bill of fare used the fact that all articles served are guaranteed to be prepared In conformity with tha laws of the United States and are free from anything Injurious. It will pay them much better than to wriggle away from the law and thereby auggest their lack of inno cence. It doea not necessarily follow that their gooda ore bad because they do not want them Investigated, but they muet con fess that it Is suaplcloue. 7 PERSONAL NOTES, The world Is either growing better or more absent-minded. Two or three New York mllllonalrea have not visited the aaaeaaor for the purpoae of swearing to property. Senator Whyte of Maryland attributes his vigor at $t to a diet of terrapin. Maryland style. The terrapin la a long lived reptile, and If It can Impart that quality, there may be, something In It. George T. Angell of Boston has been elected for the fortieth time as presi dent of the Massuchusetta Uoclety 'for tha Prevention of Cruelty to Animate. In 1168, with the help of a few others, be organised the aoclety. Dr. E. P. Oberholtser's "Life of Jay Cooke" will shortly be brought out. The hundreds of letters written to Cooke dur ing J ha civil war by distinguished per sonages then engaged In making history are to be deposited In the library of the Pennsylvania Historical society. Harr Bebel, the leader of the German soclallsta, who has been so much In evi dence of late, la a wheelwright by trade. Although entirely self-educated, he la one of the finest orators and debaters In the fatherland and, distasteful aa hts views may be In the Ralchatag, whenever he addresses the assembly he la certain ef having a large and attentive audience. a owv( a not needed rs vice Wl ,u LI.-. i i . r VANISHING VETERANS. Remorseless Time Declmatlaar tho Grand Army. Chicago Tribune. Another evidence that the great army of soldiers of the civil war Is fast vanishing to afforded by the organisation of a new post of the Grand Army of the RepuMIO which Is to hold Its meetings Sunday afternoons. Because of physical Infirmities the charter memlw-rs of "Old Glory" post have found It hard to get out for the usual evening meetings. So they have sought re-, lief by the establishment of a . daytime post. In mustering them 1n the past department commander expressed his belief that this may be the laat post of the Grand Army to be organised. The ranks of the veterans are being depleted rapidly by death. Each year's summary reveals the absence of a. host who responded at roll call the year before. Most of the great commanders have gone. The man who was 20 in lfW) Is now 67. There were thousands who were far past 20 when they rallied at the call of Abraham Lincoln. Each year now Is bound to show a relatively larger death rate and It cannot be long until the Inst of the vet erans of a great conflict Is gone. With the passing of these who preserved the union In Its time of distress is spring Ing'tip a race of people who know little of that great contest and can little appreciate the strength of the sentiment which Is be-, hind the Grand Army of the Republlo. Millions of other cltlsens have no personal relationship to the men who followed the flag between 1861 and 1806. Not only the In dividuals are passing away, but the era la which they played a part. So dominant has been the Influence of the soldier during the last forty yeara that It will Indeed seem strange when the bugle call fails to secure the attention of a single veteran. But no change of citizenship or shifting Interest will make the world forget what the . Grand Anny of the Republic accom plished. The strength and glory of the nation la its monument. There Is no regret over things undone. The members of the Grand Army of the Republic have tho peculiar Joy of a happy memory of ac complishment. The kindness and care of a -grateful people will be theirs during the evening of life. Their work will not be forgotten when they are gone. SMILING REMARKS, Stella In what period Is your parlor fur nished? Bella None, except that the sofa Is planned for an Interrogation point. New York Sun. She stepped off the street car backward. Kindly persons lifted her from the pave ment. "I declare," she said, "if it wasn't for fear of being mistaken for one of those bold -new women I'd get off the cars In sensible manner after this." Philadelphia ledger. , Customer (sniffing) What causes this strong, peculiar odorT Salesgirl There ain't any one partte'ler smell, mister. Them's the cheeses, next counter down. Chicago Tribune. -'Why don't you state your Ideas In sim ple language that everybody can compre hend ?" "My friend," anawered the lecturer, "what is the use of Inviting argument?"" Washington Star. "Did you mean," thundered the flowery orator, "by your recent statement that my veracity was not Impregnable to the aa aaults of a categorical verification?" "No, I didn't," replied the plain cltlxen. "I Just meant you weru a liar." Philadel phia 1'reta. . "Henry," declared the humorist's wife, "these jokes you clip for tha paper are better than the onea you write." "I can't help It, Maria. I clip the worst I can find." Washington Herald. "Why Is It." aharply demanded Mrs. VIck-Scnn. "that these ensealled 'Chautau qua attractions' arc always men?" "Thev'ro tint ,v . .. " rtit- . i , ..urn, , rriiiniiBir 111 I J answered her husband. "It was at a cnautauo.ua, you remember, that I Mrat h'm met you." Chicago Tribune. "My but you've got a nerve on voui" aal.l the deiulat, examining tha e'.ifferlns; too:h "It takes a man with a nerve to come to a man with a pull lite vou." sighed the patient. lialtlmore American. "John," aald Mre. .Spendere. "I've got lots of things I want to talk to you about" ' Glad to hear It," anapred her husband; usually you want to ia:k to me about lots of things that you haven't got." Philadelphia Press. SINCE MOLI.V WENT AWAY. Frank L. Stanton in Atlanta Constlttitioa. ' Don't seem Jeat like it used to seem biace Molly went away: The dark haa lost the rosy dream. The au:.shiua left tha day, . The birds don't sine; aa aweet as when 1 hey saw the roses tlr An' look, an' HMen In tha glen To hear the step of her. It J"st aeema like for bird an' brook There's never no more May; An' that when Molly went aha took The world an' all awayt I Jeat act here when day's begun An' feel the lonely place. The sunflowers fnllerin' the sun An' dreamln' of her face. An' wonder why In shrub an" tree The sweetest birds are dumb. While all the roe look at me, An' whlbper; "Will r.he come?" I didn't think It would seem ao etrange That any heart would break: But how this world o' God s can change Fur Jest one woman's sake! One llttla woman "Will ahe coma?" Tha roses, day bv dnv; I answer not, my heart ts dumb, time Molly want awayl Ayer's Sarsapanlia Is not a strong drink. As now made, there is not s drop of alcohol In It. it i a non-alconolic tonic and alterative. Ask your own doctor about your taking tbis medi cine for thin, Impure blood. Follow bis ad every time. Hs knows. Trust Dim. km U Montil W BnihlUk I.O.iwOt., nil. is l l w .I" r"U.r.l u! . 1, J .