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Tuesday, March 6, 1906.
The Chicago alderman who says his
town is ripe for lynch law may be
something of an alarmist; but Chicago
certainly might do belter than it does.
Congressman Hull says army officers
waste much valuable apparatus, lie
forgot to specify whether the said ap
paratus was composed of solids or li
quids. Senator Spooner is the latest to pro
pose a compromise amendment to the
Hepburn rate bi!l. The conciliatory
spirit of railroad senators is one of the
most affecting things of the entire ses
sions. The Missouri supreme court h;s
ruled that the Standard Oil witnesses
must answer. Let the Missouri su
preme court now rule that the memory
of the Standard Oil witnesses shall do
its work properly.
The Chicago common council adopt
ed a $1,000 saloon license last night,
the result of a systematic campaign
conducted by the legitimate press of
that city. The effect will be to weed
out the dives, and thus lessen crime.
Ixindon Modern Society: A parallel
has been found for the young cricket
playing curate who said. "Here endeth
the first innings." A clergyman was
beaten in a golf tournament by a put
on the last green. This seems to have
preyed on his mind, for on the follow
ing day he gave out his text as fol
lows: "In the efghth chapter and the
SCth verse of the gospel according to
St. Mark you will find these words:
'For what shall it profit a man if he
shall gain the whole world and lost the
last hole?' "
While discussion of a military bill
was progressing in the national house
of representatives the members were
trying to understand what was meant
by "fire control of field artillery." Sev
eral army captains were in the gallery.
One member frankly asked what was
meant by "fire control" and Congress
man Parker of the committee on mili
tary affairs said he would explain,
having seen it work a few days before.
"The signal corps men." he said. "lay
a little telegraph line in the field which
operates by telephone. Then they
have a little bit of a spyglass up at tin
top of the hill which they level like a
transit. They take a sight on the en
emy and then take another on a
church steepel in the rear ami then
they know the distance. So the gun
ner shoots over the hill and hits his
mark without seeing it." Then the
army officers retired in disgust.
Niagara Already Ilained?
"Niagara Falls are already ruined,"
says the eminent hydraulic engineer.
Alton D. Adams, in Technical World
magazine for April. "Already enough
water rights have been granted by
New York state and Canada to divert
all the water which now, falling over
both the American and the Canadian
falls, makes the great cataract one of
the natural wonders of the world. If
the capitalists and promoters who now
hold franchises were all to establish
plants, the entire flow of Niagara river
would be diverted into underground
channels; and the mighty cliffs over
which the torrent now pours in resist
less grandeur would be left rugged and
bald and dry."
Mr. Adams sees small hope in the
proposed treaty between the Vnited
States and Great Britain. He does
not believe that Canada will be a will
ing party to any treaty which will cut
off the great income it enjoys from
leasing Niagara power. His plan is to
excavate and deepen the channel lead
ing to the American fall, which will
Uiuri n ISC lit U Ul J !'";- v 1 - i I in- - "
nadian or Horseshoe falls will be at all
Effective Rate .legislation.
The reports of a split between the
administration and Senator Knox on
the details of the rate regulation bill
are probably exaggerated. That there
is a difference of opinion between
them on some of the details is pretty
well established. But we venture to
assert that both sides are too reason
able to suppose that divergences on
details necessitate the friction that 13
This the more evident for the
reason ihzt while Senator Knox's bill
contains-many provisions calculated
to lend efficacy to the regulation it is
on the main issue open to debate. That
t th necessity for specific provision
as to appeal to the courts. While the .
facts as to power of review by the
United States courts are somewhat
clouded by assertions pro and con they
are practically as follows: The courts
have the power of saying whether con
stitutional rights are Infringed by the
law or the practices under it. This in
cludes the power already exercised by
the United States courts against state
regulation of rates namely: declarin
invalid rates which the courts hold to
be confiscatory or railroad property
Hut high legal authority, including Sen
ator Knox, holds that the limited jur
isdiction of the United States judiciary
will not enable it to reverse or affirm
the decisions of the commission as to
the reasonableness or unreasonable
ness of rates.
Is it necessary that it should? The
commission, organized in accordance
with the intent of the law, possesses
the special machinery to investigate
and determine the reasonableness and
justice of rates. Considering that this
is a question of fact and not of law it
is no disrespect to say that the com
mission will be better equipped to pass
on that issue than the courts can be.
Further, since the United States courts
in the exercise of the right to invali
date rates deemed confiscatory have
ruled out those made by state power.
though no lower than those made by
railroads to favored shippers, there
does not seem to be any necessity for a
specific extension of their power of re
vision. Senator Knox's provision on Miis pre
cise point is open to doubt; and the
general issue is that presented by the
complaint of the independent oil refin
ers. The ability of the great corpora
tions to tire out and practically defeat
complainants by a succession of ap
peals for decade after decade reduces
all legislation to nselessness unless
care is taken to make the procedure as
simple and prompt as possible. In con
nection with that letter an example of
the sophistry used to becloud this sub
ject is the proposal of Senator Kean.
1 lie recognized legislative agent of the
Pennsylvania railroad, to send the re
finers the recent decision of the United
States supreme court against railroads
dealing in the freight shipped over
their lines. That decision condemns a
notorious abuse. But it does not touch
the point brought out in the refiners'"
letter of the interminable delay of pro
ceedings in the courts, nor will it re
turn to them a cent of the discrimin
atory charges which have been levied
oil them for IS years.
It looks like right policy to give the
courts the exact power of review that
the constitution gives them. No law
can be so skillfully drawn as to give
them any less and to give them more
would be to increase the delays that
now render justice practically unat
tainable to disfavored shippers.
MAKING HORSES INVISIBLE
Methods for Warfare Being Considered
by German Commission.
A special military commission lias
been sitting in Berlin considering tho
best mean of making cavalry as invis
ible as possible in warfare, says the
Harmonizing the men's uniform
with natural conditions as much as
possible is not enough, and the com
mission lias Ihtsi discussing the advis
ability of dyeing the horses or screen
ing them with I!;:' cinvas trappings.
At the British war otliee tho other
flay It was said that several experi
ments had been made in this direction
during the war in South Africa.
One official said: "Many horses were
dyed, but it was found that thcdyn
poon washed off all except gray horses.
Several vegetable dyes and a diluted
fluid were used, but the experiments
proved of little value. Canvas trap
pings made the horses perspire and
Impeded their movements, and besides,
when the sun is behind the cavalry the
horses legs can. be seen through the
"The best screen for cavalry used in
South Africa was a combination of
various heatherlike shrubs picked up
on the veldt. These plants were in
many cases strung upward and down
ward from the trappings and gave the
appearance, when cavalry were moving
slowly across the sky line, of waving
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DAILY SHORT STORY
OUT OF THE DEPTHS.
A boy twelve years of age is beins
carried from a mine. On bis face is
that blight we see on a plant that has
grown in the dark, lie is thin and pale
and languid, but out of two largo black
eyes looks a soul which, though nour
ished in the depths of the earth, burns
with unusual luster.
The boy's health has at last given way
suddenly under a prolonged strain. He
is taken to Ids father's cabin and
doctor summoned. The physician ex
amlues the Invalid and looks grave,
He sees evidence of curvature of the
spine. The boy will be a hunchback
Hard, isn't It, that this child's share of
lalior should have ruiued his life?
Weights are attached to the frail ex
treuiities in the hope of pulling the
frame out to its normal leugth. This
the boy Is obliged to endure a number
of hours during each day. For mouths
the doctor comes and goes at Intervals
but there is no change; the suffering
from the weights has all been endured
One day the doctor approaches the
little bed, and on the wall against
which it stands he sees a pencil sketch
of himself. He recognizes it as his
own likeness, not only by the likeness.
but by a certain posture of the body
that is natural to him. He inquires
who made the drawing, and bis little
patient confesses that he Is the artist.
Then the child brings forth other draw
ings concealed under bis pillow. There
are people in all variety of attitudes,
sketched as they have passed through
the room on, various er rands.
On his next visit the doctor briu
a man with hi in. The stranger looks at
the drawings and gnes away. A few-
days later the postman brings a letter
stating that the boy is to be admitted
free to the art school. Meanwhile his
health has been so far improved that
be is able to take advantage of tho op
The gift Providence has bestowed
upon him grows under the culture he
receives. And now a new .element
comes into ins inc. A. gin anoui m
own ace comes to the school. She sees
his creations with pencil and brush.
she looks at his shriveled form, hi
wan cheek and into his dark eyes, from
which comes an expression of suffering
minded with the light of genius. Iu
her own eyes are sympathy and adinlra
Side by side they study she bis tai
perior as u thing of beauty, he lar
above her In bis conceptions and their
execution. A delightful companionship
springs up 1 H't ween them. Then, tin
first years of study having been com
Dieted, it is csseutlal to proceed In an
atmosphere where art is pre eminent
They meet again iu Paris. There they
work on, making trips into the country
to sketch from nature and seize upon
unique types. On one of these trips
they discover that this sympathy,
friendship, companionsliip, Is more thau
these. It is love.
Then comes the first shock. The
natural sequence of love Is marriage,
and what has a hunchback to do with
One morning It Is announced that a
picture painted by the young man has
been admitted to the salon. This means
that he has arrested the attention of
the critics. His work is taken from
among the thousands that grow dim iu
artists' studios and hung where picture
lovers will see it. Ho is successful In
art; be has all he can desire iu love.
But the days spent down away from
the sunlight have unfitted him for mar
riage. Tims he considers it, and his
resolution Is Immovable. Not so the
girl. With woman's devotion, she is
ready to spend her life In comforting
Then comes a surgeon who tells him
that there is one chance in a hundred
that his bent figure may be straighten
ed. He submits to a di the 11 It and dan
gerous operation. A plaster cast is put
about him, and he endures the agony
of remaining motionless. The nerves
cry out against this euforcd immo
bility, but he grinds his teeth together
and bears It Could he be sure the de
formity would bo cured and be would
stand before the girl he loves as nature
intended, he would welcome the suffer
ing that would produce such a result,
but there Is only a chance.
And now, time having been given for
tlie parts to grow with the new relative
position, preparations are made to
learn the result. Would the figure still
be bent or stand erect? A great deal
moro than a symmetrical person hangs
on the result. If he is cured nothing
stands between him and his love.
The day the plaster Is to be removed
and the result known the girl goes to
the hospital where lie lies and is ad
mitted to ji waiting room. She paces
to and fro in suspense. If an attendant
comes In' she looks anxiously for a mes
sage, but they come and go, and she Is
not informed. In that delay is the con
centrated agony of years.
Suddenly a door communicating with
the patient's room is thrown open and
there, a smile lighting his pale face,
nearly a head taller than before,
straight as an arrow, stands her lover.
Weak from confinement, he supports
himself by resting a hand on the shoul
der of a nurse, but the girl, springing
forward, throws her arms about him.
This Is a development of a child far
down In the depths of the earth, his
physical part broken by his confine
ment, to a man possessing normal con
dition of body and an expansion of
soul. The miner boy has not only, be
come a famous art!st. but has become a
healthy husband and father.
FLORA MILLIGAN. j
They may all talk about their March sales
and big discounts and big stocksi but we
will POSITIVELY GUARANTEE TO
SAVE YOU MONEY on Fvirniture, Car
pets, Rjugs and Stoves. No matter what
MAN TO CREATE LIFE
German Visitor Says He. Will
Do It by Science. ;:
MAY EVEN PRODUCE ANIMALS
I'rf-Ktr OaOmlil t.f I.t-ip.tio t niver-
ully rredlctN AmnziiiK K volution of
Jacques) I.ool DinruvrrieH "Who
Known but a "ew Order of Human,
ily .May Be Created f lie Sa.
Man through his advanced science
li;ay develop into a creator himself, I
the opinion of Professor Wilhilm Ost-
waiu ot the I-ui versify of I.eipsic, ad
vanced m a lecture at Columbia uni
versity on the results of the nttemnla
to create life through chemical nroe-
esses, says the New York World.
1 ro lessor Ostwald has siiven careful
attention to the experiments of Pro
fessor Jacques I.oeb of the I'uiversitv
of California and announces with con
fidence his belief that by slow develop
ment science may even create a tvie
of life as high as that of our domestic
The steps will be slow. One form of
life will be produced after another, nml
eventually the professor expects some
thing almost akin to man in Its nhvsi-
cal being may be produced.
Professor Ostwald is n bold thinker
and a daring talker. His belief that
man may eventually usurp some of the
r unctions of Ihe Creator is. lie savs
based 011 careful study and research,
and that some new form of lelii!r of
the highest type, with the ability to
proiagate Its kind, will walk the earth
:is a product of advanced science he
considers as certain as that modern me
chanical invention will take forward
strides iu the coming century.
"There is nracticallv no limit to what
man can do in this direction' he said.
Of course, at first he will be able to
Produce OlllV a niece of nrofnnlgcm
something like the water hydra or the
resemblance of the sea urchin that
Professor Loeli has evolved, but it will
.be Instinct with real life and will be a
step in the new evolution. This evo
lution can only result In the creation
of something the equal of our higher
animals, but what it will be who shall
'"It seems to me that the scientist
who does this will be able to determine
the phj-sieal form of his creation after
me development lias started, and ho
will have created a new Order of life.
for this being will multiply in its own
form Indefinitely, just tho same as nil
our modem animals.
"I am not n biologist. I am just a
chemist. I - cannot say whether this
creation of man will be crustacean.
amphibian, mammalian or whether bi-
Ihi, quaarupd. nsu, rowi or reptile.
I can onlv sav that after careful studv
of what has been accomplished I am
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ovPrwnelmea ar tne inevitable "prODa
bilities. I know that by inorganic
processes organie being can be pro
duced, and future generations may be
furnished with a living object lesson
in the doctrine of evolution. Who
knows but a new order of humanity
may be created? We cannot yet fully
explain the fact and phenomena of
life, and, after all. a living thing is
nothing but a system of energy and life
it is but a matter of chemistry."
'BABY BALL" IN SOCIETY.
Kurner?" II liy !;. Toy mid Short
Frockii I'or Cililicore Hollen.
Society at llaitimoie went back to
babyhood the other night, sang and
played "ICtng Willi.-im Was King
James' Son." "King Arwuud a Kosy."
"Opeu the cJates as High as the Sky"
Hnd all kinds of nursery rhymes and
danced baby d.mees. says a Baltimore
special to the New York World.
The occasion was the "baby ball"
fciveu by Mrs. Alexander Ifrowu. The
handsome ball room was turned into
un immense nursery, the young men
came iu knickerbockers and the worn
en iu short frocks. All the guests
were lined tip when Miss Harriet
lirown, debutante daughter of the
hostess, entered sitting in a baby car
riage, pushed by Miss Mary Van I.ear
l'indlay as a "black mammy" and at
tended dutifully by a watchful maid,
Miss liessie I.eale Wilson. She looked
sweet and pretty In a dainty long
waisted white frock of lace and nain
sook, with big blue bows at her waUt
and sleeves. Her long curls were tied
011 the side with a blue bow, and a
large picture hat was thrown careless
ly off her shoulder. They came pull
ing "moo cows," tin carriages and oth
?r infantile vehicles across the room. .
The favors were an entirely new set
of toys, hoops and animals, horns,
whistles, rattles and trains and all
kinds of mechanical toys. Each toy
suggested a new game until it seemed
that all the old nursery rhymes had
Come to life again.
At 11 ::. mipper was served. At each
tabl. were tiny bottles of milk for the
juvenile guests. At the supper more
nursery songs were played by the or
chestra, and after supier the regular
dance was held, and it was late in the
morning before all "the children"
"PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH"
Prenclier Advoonte lalnic Force on
. Oltnoxtona Car C'ouduetom.
The llev: Frank P.. Keazor. rector of
St. Mark's Episcopal church at West
Orange. X. J., in a talk to the niein
liers of the Men's club of St. Paul's
Episcopal church at East Orange the
other night advocated the use of a
"good, strong right arm" in dealing
with insolent conductors on trolley
cars, says an East Orange special to
the New York Times. He also sug
gested the formation of a "Society For
the Amelioration of the Condition of
Street Car Passengers and the Sup
pression of Brutal conductors."
"We are up against a condition to
day," said the clergyman, "that ia
gTowing worse. It Is the brutality and
shameful conduct of some of the em
ployees of our street corporation com
panies. The gruff manner of these
men is disgusting, and there seems to
be no remedy but to leave the matter
to an organization which will regulate
It. I am a man of peace, and I do
not like to advise any one to do any
thing rash, but I will confess that of
ten;!" am tempted toj'tbrow-out my
j -flO-, '
right hand wnen 1 s.e a connu-ioi- say
to some tired woman. tJ'wan.' Would
then that some good knight would get
up and throw that conductor off his
car, not In front, but at tho rear.
Don't stand for It.
"The other night 1 saw a young fel
low pushing a woman in getting on a
car. When I looked at him I saw he
was flie son of a parishioner. My
thoughts were not lit for publication.
Stop this evil by fair nwans if iossille.
I think when a nation falls off from
its constitution It is on its way to
break down. We have to have order
and give woman a f.iir chance. I'or
one tiling, give her the seat if it is tho
last one in t lie car. Now. let's do it."
Woman Doctor oC Plants.
Optimists who assert that all the nov
el schemes to cam an honest dollar
I ave not been exhausted are extracting
ii:H'.i comfort from the report that a
yo;urr won-.a'i from Ihe Hub has start
ed a littlo business iu New York which
is all her own idea, says the New York
Press. She always has been a Cower
lover and has given much study to car
ing for them. On her arrival In the
city he called on several prominent
Xew York women who adorn their
homes with potted plants. She asked
that the plants be gJveu into her
charge. The result Is that she is now a
sort of visiting Indoor gardener and
plant doctor. When a woman has a
palm with leaves that are turning 3-0!-low
she sends for this young wojuan,
who generally effects a cure.
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