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7THE AHGTJS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1904.
Dreene's Attack on Uwma.
The aftermath of Thomas W. Law
moa'm campaign against Amalgamated
and other Wall street Interests was the
appearance of a "half page advertised
letter In tbe papers entitled "Thomas
W. Lawson IieadTbis .Ilctnre,- and
signed by W. C. Greene.; liead of tbe
Greene' Coiiaolldated Copper company,
which Lad teen tutrd Lit by tbe slump.
In It Mr, Lawson was severely called
to account for his method and wax de
scribed as a liar, a fakir and a charla
tan. Furthermore. Mr. Greene adver
tised Lis Intention of going to Boston
I text day to tell Mr. Lawsuu so to hi
face. Lawsou replied at first good
naturally, saying that Greene was a
good fellow and that Le bad been used
as a tool by tbe frenzied financiers.
1 Law son waited in rain two days, while
JWalJ street chuckled at the comedy.
Later Mr. Greene appeared In IJoatou.
Shipbuilding Company Reorganised.
I Counsel for tbe reorganization committee-of
tbe defunct I'ulted Ktatt
Shipbuilding company filed Dec. 10
tbe certificate of Im-orporatiou of tbe
new company to le known an the
Ilethlebt-in Steel corporation, wbicb Is
to 'take rMiieMkn of all tbe properties
of tbe old comfmny and of tbe Ib'thle
Lem Steel company. Tbe new cor
poration baa an authorized capital of
$3O.m).0uu. half preferred at 7 per
Vent and Lalf couuoou.
Pries of Rails Unchanged.
Tbe members of tbe Steel Rail ao
' elation In ttecret session at New York
(Lave decided to maintain tbe price of
128 a ton on steel rail for delivery In
liUXL This year's production of steel
la under 2,000.0" JO tons.
Morton Holds Shipbuilders,
t Secretary of tbe Nary Morton has
'ordered that tbe receivers appointed
Uor tbe Xeafle &. Levy Ship aud Eu
'trine Building company of Philadelphia
shall be held responsible for the con
tract with the government for tbe cou
'struction of tbe protected cruiser St.
Louis, now on tbe stocks and two
(Independent Tobacco Combine.
The three principal Independent to
bacco manufacturers were brought to
gether Iec. 14 under tbe name of the
iTobacco Manufacturers' Association of
,the Unftetl States for tbe purpoHe of
fighting tbe tobacco trust. .
Tin Plate Mills Resume.
The American Sheet and Tin Tlate
company started up thirty-seven of its
mills In the Pittsburg district Iec. 2.
j This leaves idle only seven of the 212
mills owned by this company.
'Pensions on Michigan Central.
Acting on the suggestion of the offi
cials of tbe Michigan Central railroad,
the employees hare formulated a icn-
slon system with a minimum of $20
and a maximum of S.V) after sixty
years of age and at least ten years of
I service based on. the reservation of 1
!per cent from the men's wages.
A New Marconi Record.
A report from Kansas City, Mo.,
Dec. 15 told of the successful trans-
I mission of a wireless message by tbe
Marconi system from that city to
.Cleveland. O.. a distance of 725 miles,
Lwithout relaying. If true, this Is the
(longest overland wireless transmission
Coal Scare In Pittsburg.
( The great manufacturing city of
fllttsborg. In the center of a great coal
district, has been suffering from a
scarcity of coal, which threatened to
become a serious famine. Tbe rail
roads are unable to supply cars enough
to handle the coal, extra quantities of
Bill to Aid Philippines Passed
With surprising promptness the deliberative senate, Dec. 16. by a vote
of 44 to 23. adopted the amended Philippine public Improvement bill
which passed tbe bouse at tbe last session of congress. Its malu feature
Is provision for tbe construction of a railroad system for the Islands.
The Spooner compromise amendment, which was accepted by the ma
jority, provides that the Philippine government shall guarantee Interest
on railroad bonds at not exceeding 4 per cent per annum Instead of 5
per cent, as provided In the bill as it passed the house.' The amendment
also gives the Philippine government a first lien upon the railroad prop
erty so guaranteed and provides additional means of saving that gov
ernment from loss.
As passed, the bill limits the total annual contingent liability to
f 1,200,000. It exempts from taxation all bonds Issued by the. Philippine
and Porto Rican governments, 'authorizes municipalities in the Philip
pine to Incur a bonded Indebtedness amounting to 5 per cent of the
aaseased valuation of their property at 5 per cent interest, authorizes
the Philippine government to Incur a bonded Indebtedness of S5.000.000
for Improvements at 4Vs per cent Interest, provides for the administra
tion of the Immigration laws by the Philippine authorities, establishes
a system for the location and ia tenting of mineral, coal and saline lands,
fixes the metric system for the Ulands and give the civil governor the
title of governor general
"The Importance of this legislation to the Philippines can hardly be
exaggerated.' said Senator Lodge, the chairman of the Philippine com
mittee. "It means tbe promotion of civilisation In the Islands, the open
ing op to the commerce of the world of vast sections of untold fertility
and productiveness. Such a railroad as Is proposed la the most powerful
possible guarantee of peace and prosperity. There Is now a short rail
road In the Islands, only 120 miles long, sad It Is payta a good profit
on the investment, although It suffered many vicissitudes daring the
recent troublous times In the archipelago-"
which were In use on account of the
dry spell and low water In the rivers.
Gould's Wsstsrn Outlet.
By tbe election of E. T. Jeffrey as
vice president of tbe Western Faclflc
railway Dec. 10 the way was cleared
for the construction of the last Jink In
tbe Gould system from Salt Lake to
San Francisco. Mr. Jeffrey la president
of Inver and Rio Grande. The route
finally selected' by the engineers for
crossing the Sierra Nevada mountains
Is through Beck with pass on the line
!. feet lower than that of the Cen
tral Pacific, so that snowsheds will not
be required at any point. In a abort
time construction forces will be plAeed
In tbe field. '
McClure on Crime. '
Tbe editor and proprietor of Mc
CTlure's; Magazine: challenges public at
tention in bis December issue with an
article- on tbe Increase of lawlessness
In the United States. From statistics
presented Le asserts that "at present
there are four and a hair times as
inanv murders and homicides for each
million of people In tbe United States
the causes of this increase, which In
cludes the corruption of officials whose
duty It is to protect tbe community, he
describes as our governing oligarchy
three classes of citizens: First. Saloon
keepers, gamblers and others who en
gage in business that degrades; sec
ond, contractors, capitalists, bankers
ami others who can make money by
getting franchise and otber projerty
of the community cheaper by bribery
than by paying tbe community, and,
third, politicians who are willing to
seek ami accept office with the aid and
Indorsement of the classes already
lie says these are criminals' who
destroy law and that In reality they
are stealing from their neighbors. lie
lies Ktutlxtk-s to show that this class
of wrongdoing Is not chargeable to for
eign element In our population. He
Irelicvc that perception of the facts
will be followed by u new passion for
obedience to law because it is law and
that the briber and grafter will be un
able to endure the scorn of his fellows.
Belmont In H anna's Place.
At the annual dinner of the National
Civic federation Thursday, Dec. 13, at
New York It was
bad been elected
with honor" was
the keynote of
Mr. Belmont him
self urged arbi
tration in lieu of
strikes to settle
all differences between labor and capi
tal. Charles A. Moore replaced Corne
lius N. Bliss as treasurer. Prominent
labor leaders Joined with wealthy capi
talists In expressions of good will.
Denouncer -of Creed Sustained.
Notwithstanding his formal rcnun
ciatiou of the faith In tbe doctrine of
the Westminster Confession, the Rev.
Samuel T. Carter of New York was
asked by the Long Island presbytery
at Its formal meeting Dec. 12 to con
tinue his "honored connection" with
that religious body. The presbytery
went further and by unanimous vote
urged the general assembly to adopt
the "brief statement," or revised creed.
This action was taken after an cxtend-
ed address by Dr. Carter. In which he j
claimed It was the duty of every
preacher to be entirely frank In his
teachings. He declared:
"There Is no such God as the God of '
the Westminster Confession. This
world, so full of flowers and sunshine
and holding the laughter of children.
IS not a cursed, lost world, and tbe
'endless torment of the confession is
not God's nor Christ's nor the Bible's
Idea of a future punishment. We have
sent out an evangelistic committee to
stir the church. Let them begin here
by getting the right of God. If this
God is the God of the Westminster
Confession they ,wlll never convince
or convert true or thoughtful 'men, sad
all their, music, meetings, collections,
will be empty wind.""
Pope Canonizes Saints,
In the presence of CO.000 persona as-'
seen bled at St. Peter's. Rome, Dec. 11,
Pope Plus canonized with elaborate
ceremonies Blessed Alessandre Sault
and Blessed Gerardo Malella.
Education and Monopolies.
. In an address before the Schoolmas
ters' Association of New York City
President Eliot of Harvard said that
the object of education In a republic
was the development of the efficiency
of each Individual and the Increase of
an object which
could be attain
ed only by de
veloping tbe in
thought, was es
sential to the
wllL From this
he reasoned that
the great objec
tion to tratfe un
ions Is that they
prevent the workmen from working
with good will. He referred especially
to what he said was their misuse of
power In limiting the output of work.
Republican education should teach the
principle of co-operation. In reply to a
question from the audience President
Eliot admitted that the trusts act on
the same motive ns tbe uulons.
Chicago Drops Doxology.
The faculty of the University of Chi
cago has discontinued the use of the
Doxology and other formal chants of a
religious character on recommendation
of the student body. Tbe students took
tbe ground that the proper nim of
morning chapel services was' college
spirit, which would be better subserved
by singing the "Alma Mater." The
faculty agreed to this arrangement.
College Men In Business.
A directory of the living graduates
of Yale university just published shows
a decided drift of Yale men into busi
ness occupations. This is tbe more
interesting because a large majority of
Yale men in the first century and a
half of tbe institution's life .went into
the learned professions. Out of 12.CU5
living graduates of the whole univer
stly there are in arts and music 150;
agriculture, 254; education, 1,489; en
gineering, 849; finance, 1,138; govern
ment service, 200; law, 3,150; journal
ism and letters, 330; manufacturing.
1,171; medicine, 1,151; mercantile call
ings, 037; the ministry, 1.141, and
Manual Training For Omaha.
A manual training department has
Just been added to the public schools
of Omaha, largely doe to the efforts of
the women's clubs of that city.
Six men were killed by the explosion
of three skiff loads of nitroglycerin
which were en route from Nortbpole,
W. Va.. to Maysville, Ky., Dec. 10.,
During a gale Dec. 13 a small steam
er was driven ashore near the mouth
of the Spey. Glasgow. Her crew of ten
men were drowned.
In a fire which caused a property
loss of $5,000,000 at Minneapolis.
Minn., Dec. 14 three firemen lost their
The Humble oil field, near Houston,
Tex., was totally wrecked by subter
ranean convulsions Dec. 13, which
turned the wells Into veritable volca
noes. Tbe destruction to property will
reach f 50.000.
The antebellum suspension bridge
which connects East and West Charles
ton. W. Va.. collapsed Dec. 15, killing
two persons end Injuring a score.
Three men were scalded to death and
four were seriously burned wtun a
rubber waher gave way oq a boiler In
the fire room of tbe battleship Massa
chusetts, causing a terrific rush of
steam and water, at Philadelphia Dec.
The Iter. Dr. John White Chad wick.
poet, lecturer and pastor of tbe Second
Unitarian church, Brooklyn, died at
bis home In that city Dec. 11. aged sixty-four.
L. Clarke Davis, the well known au
thor and editor of the Philadelphia
Ledger, died at Philadelphia Dev. 14.
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Do not write. lonjf business letter.
Do not write brief letters of friend
ship.' Do not offer advice unless you are
asked for it.
Never use words with which you are
Do not till your letters with lengthy
excuse.! for your silence.
Always use unruled paper of fine
texture. Avoid a pronounced color.
Never write of another- anything
which you would not wish bim to see.
Under no circumstances send half a
sheet of paper, even for the briefest
Never begin your letter with the
statement that you have little time
Douot write of personal or other
important matters to strangers or or
dinary, acquaintances. .
Do. not send an Important message
on a uostal card and never use them
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On sale December 24, 25, 26 and 31, 1904, and January 1
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An officer In the army laughed at a
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at tbe noise of a cannon wheu a salute
was fired. He subsequently married
that timid woman; and six months aft
erward he took off his boots in tht
hall when he came in late at night.
Pocket Cutlery in Pearl, Stag or Buf
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Scissors and Shears, single or in sets.
Razors, strictly Al grade In variety
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as to persons are so much a
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STENGEL. Se Plumber
This fall is more complete than ever before with a new and up-to-date
stock of the very best goo is, such as.
Watches, Clocks, Silverware,
Rings, Cut Glass, Etc.
W. A. Jackson, Manager of this department, having had 13 years ex
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