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F WEDNESDAY. JULY SI, i;>07.
SHORN LAMBS ARE AFRAID TO
The people who make their living
by shearing the lambs that venture
Into Wall street ate a dreary ha ?
these days. The gamblers who alone
haunt (he deserted precincts of Hie
Mock market uro shaking In their
shoes lor bar of another eruption
;lhnt will drive even further away
the Innocents who have It llgurod out
to their own satisfaction that they
can heat the professional speculators
nt their own game. The time for
the Unrrimnu mads to hold (heir an?
nual meetings has come around
again. The speculators liavo been
excited by talk of Increase of the
Southern l'aclllc dividend. After
what was done Insl year there In no
limit to the wild expectations enter?
tained. It will be remembered that
a year ago llarrlmnn and Iiis asso?
ciates In the Union and Southern
[pacific dlrcctorli s milked (he stock
market by juggling with dividend In
Knowledge of a most sensational
notion by the two boards was kept
'secret for twenty four hours till the
?fow In possession of the facts could
buy the stocks it was sure to send
up. The matter did pot Interest the
public much, because the public was
not fooling with stocks then and Is
not now. Hut those who lost their
money when Ilm aces eanto out of
<\ir. Hnrrlman's sleeve made n great
That deal will be long remembered
by the outsiders and it is no wonder
that tho men who sell stocks and
bonds are in great distress because
the public will no longer buy their
ptfares. They claim, however, that
ithcso wares are betier than they
trywere In ISOu when (ho public was
tumbling over itself to buy all kinus
?of new Issu.-s. Even if they are
cheaper the lambs are not so sure
that they are belter. They bought
- then without looking at the prices
but they cannot hi tempted by I ha
mont seductive bargains now. This
Is u serious matter when the rail
-roads and other corporations have di?
vided up or spent/in buying stocks
fjrom one another/The money realized
from surplus earnings or borrowings.
They are in desperate need of money
for (lie Improvements to which
overybody supposed the previous bor?
rowings were to be applied. Tint
business of the country continues to
Increase and they cannot handle their
traffic without these Improvements.
Win n they offer new stocks and
bonds to the public they are asked
what (hey did With (he last hundred
millions. Their only answer Is to
froth nt (he mouth in (heir righteous
Indignation that the people have the
nervo to ask such a question. Tho
people want a hotter nnswor to Iholr
question nnd it is not at all surpris?
ing that the only falling off In bust
ripSB activity in (his country is in
It Is jest as well that the public
i should remain scared until it has
been taught to discriminate by the
. honesty ami candor of the more wor?
. CASTRO THE BANE OF OUR
Prosldent Castro of Venezuela 1*
tho buno of our State Department. He
is not a serious menace to our peace,
but ho certainly in continuously ruf?
fling out diplomatic dignity. Johfi
l lay. who. us Secretary ol Stale, lind
many strong likes and dislikes, always
referred fa him us "thai dirty little
dog, Castro." Judging from recentj
happonlngs, Sccrotary Hoot probably
thinks th? same thing, bill ho Is not
tlio sort of man to glvo such a thought
public utterance. Hoot, like all of Iho
Secretaries of State of the the past
few years, l? having his trouhlos with
Castro, it is ono of ih,. inher lances
of the Department. Whether he will
he any more successful in handling
Castro than his prodocessors remains
to be seen, bnt it Is doubtful If ho
brings the trouble maker to terms,
Venezuela Is ono of Iho South Amer?
ican countries thai w H nol pay tho
claims of the foreigners without being
coerced by a warship. Tho United
States has gone on record as being
absolutely opposed to collecting priv?
ate debts at the muzzles of 12 Inch
guns. The countries which forced a
settlement from Venexuoln by Bonding
warships to her ports a few years ago
are being paid Recording to agree?
ment. Tho countr es which did not
send warships are not l/elng paid. The
United Slates is in the latter class.
Doyo'nd qiiesllon many of the claims
which the United States is trying to
colled for her citizens are of the rani:
variety. Among the most notorious
claimants was the asphalt trust and
for years the diplomacy of our Slate
Department was ill 11 zed In trying to
make Venezuela reverse Its Supreme
Court decision In the case of this
trust and to force that country to
continue a concession which the evi?
dence shows had been forfeited by the
Oar strained relations with Vene?
zuela are ilue to this I rust. It had
a very fine concession for which It
agreed In porform certain Borv cos to
Venezuela, it did not carry out its
part of the agreement und Castro de?
clared th.ncosslon forfeited. It
looks ns if Venezuela l.i bound to win
on this plain proposition, vet it start?
ed a contention which has nxtomled
to other concessions and claims. Sec
rotary Hoot has been much mote len?
ient with Castro than his prcth.s
sors, hut the tine approaches when
he must collect the claims according
to agreement or notify the claimants
that they must get their money as
host they can. 11 Is evident Unit Sec
rolnrj Root tloos not propose to allow
the trouble with Castro lo mar his
summer days at his country home or
Interfere with his trip to Mexico. Nor'
will ho allow it to Interfere with h s
Soatli American policy, .lust what Iiis
policy Is nobody seems to know, hut
whatever it Is, it is to be Imped that
Castro's respect for the United States
will bo greatly Increased when It lias
A London waitress was recently re
mcmbered by the patrons of (he res
tniirant where she bad sei veil for
years by a tip of $i>00. No, girls
there are no vacancies there the
place has gone out of business.
A man in Philadelphia is building
coffins for himself and family. A
peison just has to do something of
that suit In that town from getting
That New York man who disap?
peared the other day and now has
throe wives looking .for him must
have been popular at home
A sixty year old lady In New
Rochollo, N. Y. kicked a bnrglor till
he yelled In ngony. She is available
fur a place on the "All Star Ladles"
To be timely once In ills life some
statistical crank lias figured it out
that the human skin contains ll.fiOO
perspiration pores. They are all
working over time those days.
Nobody has called Porakor's can?
didacy "the .Ilm Crow boom." but It
would be a proper classification.
WITH THE PARAGRAPHERS
Evdry Texnn who lias any trust
wh si.ey In bis possession will do Well
to carry It Inside.?St. Paul Dispatch.
There does not seem to lie anything
seriously the matter with .Inly weath?
er when you get the right brand.
Tho most noted crop of Kansas Is
I at last being mowed. A farmer of
I that State has sold his whiskers lot
.lust at this lime the Hon. Charles
Warren Fairbanks Is being rough
housed t/y the churches.--Philadelphia
A Congressman turned somorsaplis
over two car scats recently In a
wreck, but ills training in Congr. ss
made the font an easy one.?Youngs
Whenever a man gets to foolishly
I thinking he Is the Idol of tho people
' he ought. In Justice to himself and
for the reduction of the size of his
i head, to umpire a ball game.?Chicago
1 Wih a record-breaking Immigration
fw- >'<nt'. and 10 babies borii i<> six
couples in ?Hu? little town In Alabama
in two weeks, wiiai is ilu* mnttor with
Theodora KoosovoltTv si. Louis Posl
Hespert for lite judiciary ami Ita
judgments mid decrees?are not the
state courts entitled to some of It:
Are tho Federal courts alone to mo
llopo|l/c It all even lo the po nt of
showing no respect themselves for tho
Slate Courts mid State institutions'.'
If tho Democratic Nnllonnl Com?
mittee doesn't meet ill the goodly, and
now quite godly, city of Louisville.
Marse Henry won't g'vo the party
even n peep into the reeesseu of his
Prosldentlal stable.?Cincinnati Com?
Now n Tennessee judge is thinking
of fining tiie Standard oil Company
abOlli $30.000,000. If this thing keeps
up .lohn I), may begin lo feel like HQ
cents.? Atlanta Journal.
Tin? fnot thai some Qcrman officers
were in a balloon over Berlin three
hours ought not lo h(. regarded as
record-breaking. The Csnr of llussia
has beet, up in the air for several
years.? Louisville Coiirlcr-Jpiiriiul.
Swell Society in Newport seems
surprised to learn that an ape dresses
as well and 1- haves as well at the ta?
ble as Its own members, but the rest
of the world Is not surprised. -Phila?
NATURE AND NATURE-WRITERS.
The Tendency to Sacrifice Truth for
"In writing or nature nnd lu-r crea?
tures there devolves upon me one the
necessity for an Integrity of observa?
tion and verification. The writer
must, guard against uncorroborated
facia," says .lohn Burroughs, n the
Angus') Delineator, "Literature ami
sclonco do not differ in matters of
fact, bill In spirit and method. There
Is mi live literature without u play
of personality, and there is no exnc'
sell nee without the clear, while light
of Hie understanding. What wo want,
and have a right to expect of the I l
ornry naturalist, is that his statement
shall have both truth ami charm, hut
we do not want the charm at the ex?
pense of the truth. 1 may invest the
commonest fact i ol'tervc in the
fields, or by Hie roadside, with the
ulr of romance. If 1 run. hut I am no!
to pm the romance in place of the
fact. If you romance about the ani?
mals, you must do so unequivocally,
tis Kipling does and as AlCsop did; Hie
fiction must declare Itself at once, or
(he work Is vicious. 'I'd nuikc litera?
ture out or natural history observation
Is not to pervert or distort the facts,
or to draw the long bow at all; It Is
to see the facts In their true relations
and proportions and with honest emo?
"Truth of seeing nnd truth of feel?
ing are the main reipt slte; add truth
of style nnd the thing Is done."
How We Do Change.
Oh, the dear old swimming hollow'
It was there we used to wallow
Ill nu unhygienic i.I of brackish
Whilst the Insects stung like fury nnd
a self-appointed jury tied our
clothing into knots and hid our
There were lots of bottles busted;
there were piles of tin cans rust?
ed: there were heaps of deadly
Junk on every hand.
And it makes mo weak und chilly as
I think of the bacilli. How we
dodged 'em I shall never under?
Oh, the dear old swimming hollow!
All Ilm pools love to follow hack
the trail that leads to boyland anil
But ns I recall lite brambles that were
wont to mar our rambles, my re?
grets. 1 must confess, nrc very
Youth Is ever gay and sunny and it
may seem very .funny to get b't
and stung and harried, when a
But the years those joys nie dimming
and I'd rather do my swimming
in the prim and porcelain pre?
cincts of a tub.
Compulsory education is not gener?
ally enforced, says Osslnil II. Lang,
in tin- Forum. The idea or compul?
sion does not appeal to the average
Interpreter of liberty ti this country.
It Is "sweet land of go as-yoii-please"
with him. Undesirable citizens rear?
ed under the sway of anarchical ten?
dencies have become the spokesmen
of untrnmmcled Individualism. A
natural result is the enthronement of
selfishness. It is this Which has en?
couraged child labor. Nor are ?seif Sil
parents the chief offenders. From h
purely selfish standpoint compulsory
RClipol nlliMldar.ee would sei m to be
a most desirable provision, livery
one is agreed that the welfare and
prosperity of the country depends up?
on the widest diffusion of ' ducatioll.
The natural resources derive their
value from Intelligent development
and exploitation. Assuming that he
does not value oduenb'on for its own
sake, he certainly can find abundant
advantages held out lo trained Intel?
lects ami skilled hands, Apparently
our failure to enforce the universal
education of tho young is hot due to
selfishness. In reality It is due to
unenlightened selfishness. Public op
Inion must grow strong In the faith
that rai; on compulsory education
laws, rigidly enforced, are essential
to human welfare. Of course, the
education offered must be really worth
having as equipment for the exigen?
cies of practical life. Thai Is tacitly
assumed by the vast sums of public
money ungrudgingly expended for the
Maxim No Infant Prodigy.
Sir Hiram Maxim, tho great engi?
neer and Inventor of the outnm.itlc
system of firearms, hfia confessed that
he was no Infant prod gy?In fact, he
believes that he was the most llt'.ipld
nnd also the bOSt-behaved pupil at
hi.- first school.
Nearly Half of Piltsburg's Mor?
tality Due to Accident.
LIFE THE PRICE OF INDUSTRY
Official Records of tho Coronor of Al?
legheny County Show the Awful Toll
Exacted by Mill, Mino nnd Furnace.
Railroads Add to tho Slaughter.
Only those who study the statistics
of coroners' offices have any concep?
tion of iho terrible price In flesh and '
blood this country has been for years 1
(laying and Is still paying to gala "in?
dustrial supremacy." And even such
statistics do not furnish a complete
record for tbo reason that many casu?
alties in large innnufiieturlug estab?
lishments arc "hushed tip" and never
reach the notice of the civil authorities.
Hut the information obtainable from
reliable sources Is BUlllcictll to stag
get' the SeUSlbllltles or all who bold
human life as one of the earth's most
valuable possessions, writes Joseph It.
Huehanan in the New York Journal.
When the story Is hoard one Is pnipo
to ask If. after all, progress, which
costs so much. Is a good Investment
Cor the human race.
Under the lawn of Pennsylvania tho
Various coroners In the state are re?
quested lo compile vt.rdB of the
deaths occurring from accidents In
their respective Jurisdictions, setting
forth Hie details III each case. A COr
res|.lent has Just been looking over
the records lit tlie ofltco of the coroner
of Allegheny county, which he says
should bear the Inscription, "Human
lives sacrificed upon the altar of In?
dustry." This record Is n volume
which mutely proclaims what it costs
besides money for Plttsburg and Its
district to maintain the title of "work
shop of the world."
It shows that nearly GO per cent of
the deaths In Allegheny county are
violent anil lire the result, directly
and Indirectly, of the rush nnd grind
of the manufactories of the district.
Tho deaths resulting from accidents
in Hie mills, mines und railroads of
Plttsburg In 1000 reported by the cor?
oner were 010.
Some of Hie victims were burned by
molten metal, a blast furnace burst or
a bilge ladle was upset In the steel
mills: others were caught In tho rollers
In a plate mill and some crushed hi the
machinery of the rail mills.
Many were hilled In mines by falling
slate, some by gas explosions and
others by falls from derricks, scaffolds
anil like slnu tuies. Not a few met
their death while working about the
numerous electric cranes those huge
mechanical arms that with almost hu?
man precision pick up massive pieces
of structural steel about the plants
and place Iticm wherever may he Indi?
cated at the simple lino tug of a lever.
For the first live months of the pres?
ent year there were 1,003 deaths, KM
of which may be classed as "sacil
Uccs." For the same period In the pre?
ceding year there were 1,015 deaths, of
which U50 may lie put in the same
Comparing the loss of life by the ac?
cidents with the tonnage ami produc?
tion of the Plttsburg district, one lifo
has paid fur every 50.000 tons of coal
shipped, mill the annual shipment Is
about GO.OOO.OOO tons. For every 3,800
curs that carry freight out of or Into
Plttsburg a life Is lost. This Is exclu?
sive of cars that tire carrying freight
through to other points. Every 7,000
tons of tue T.ooo.iMjo tons annual pro?
duction of Icon and steel has been put
out nt the cost of the life of one of tIf*
manipulators somewhere in its manu?
facture, ami of the 800,000 tons annual
output of steel rails every H70 tons bus
been put upon the market only after
some one of Its producers bus been
If the statistics were obtainable It
might lie shown that Plttsburg docs
not evact n higher comparative sacri?
fice of life In the mad rush than many
other Industrial centers.
The packing district of Chicago, the
sugar rcfluerlcs of Brooklyn and tho
building Industry of New York ami
other cities of skyscrnplng structures
could furnish a record that would rival
the "workshop of the world" In the
race for Industrial and commercial su?
Special Election For Shoe Workers.
The Hlckey-Tobln controversy over
the general presidency of the Moot
and Shoo Workers' union will bo set?
tled nt a special election Thursday,
Sept. 12, nt the same time the regular
election takes place. The general ex?
ecutive board In session recently nt
Montreal has so dccido/l. A motion ill
the general board to refer the election
controversy to the next convention
was defeated. Then was adopted n
motion to refer the matter to referen?
dum vote by the membership lu a new
The T'nlted Boilermakers and Iron
Shipbuilders' union met recently in on
nunl convention In Boston nt which
some Important changes were made hi
the laws. One new feature was tho
establishment of an organization
bo.-yd. Another was the provision for
nu examining hoard. Action was taken
respecting the handling of controver?
sies, especially tho difficulties now con?
fronting the union In New Knglulid.
Land of Small Wages.
Belgium Is a land of low wages. In
Ghent the minimum pay an hour for
printers, roofers, glaziers, painters and
bollenuokcrs Is 7 cents - 70 cents for
ten hours- ami of blacksmiths, lock?
smiths, carpenters, masons, plumbers
aud electricians bOceuts.
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