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tlif t I! n ;ii :e 1"B i 1 i III i ! HI 111 P bis sfiM 11 'Ji i-Mi kip i m m i IN t)c Chicago (Saglc PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY Bt HENRY F. DONOVAN. Am Independent Political Newspaper, Fearless and Truthful. SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.00 PER YEAR Or.I ALL COVtU-MCATIOXt TO HENRY F. DONOVAN, Editor sod Proprttlor, 604 TEUTONIO DUILDtNO, oathtait Ccttut WMtilogton St. anJ Sth Av. (IntftfJ at the totofflce, Chicago, Illl Mil, as itcood-claM mnlt natter.) LARGEST WEEKLY CIRCDUT10N IN CHICAGO. THE LEGISLATURE. The cheapest and crookedost Legis lature In the history of Illinois .has ad journed. It refused to pass the Greater Chi cago bill. It was paid for not passing It. It refused to repeal the Infamous Case Garnishment law. It was paid for refusing to do so. It failed to repeal the Infamous Gas Consolidation Act. It was paid for its "failure." It failed to repeal the Infamous Gas Frontage law. It received brlhu money for not re Iieallug it. It refused to lepcal the Infamous Warehouse law. It was paid for Its refusal. It refused to repeal the Infamous law limiting the amount of damages to he recovered from a railroad for taking a human life to $3,000. It was paid for refusing. It refused to grant Illinois cities the right to own their own gas plants. It w;as paid for doing so. And one of these days The Eagle will learn when the miserable wretches who betrayed the people will receive $750 each for all tholr work. This time the corporations pooled their Issues and for killing all hostile legislation that they wanted killed the friendly members will receive 750 each from the pool. Seven hundred and llfty dollars each for their manhood! And yet this Is the gospel truth! REASONING BACKWARD. Chlcagoans can have cheap gas, but to get It they must make sacrllices. They must bo content to get along without a Power or a Cullerton as an alderman or an O'Connor ns gas In spector. Are they ready to do It V Ap parently not. Then they need not look for cheap gns from municipal gas work. Chicago Tribune. Neverthek-s they are beginning to look for cheap gas from municipal gnu works, and will continue In Increasing numbers to look for It. Onr contemporary's argument has ls-n so often aud so persistently forced on the public by other newspapers that the public N beginning to suspect there must be something the matter with It. The Tribune apparently be lleves. tho city Is not yet ready for the ownership of Hitch public monopolies ns gas plants and street railway sys tems because its Council I- loo corrupt. That Is not n season why we should not have munlcli'.il ownership, but si reason why we should have It, for It is one of the very evils which municipal ownership Is designed to cute. The Tribune appears to loo sight of the fact that this city already owns Its waterworks, and despite occasional "water otllce stctls" manages to sup ply Jts citizens with astonishingly good water at astonishingly low rales. It Is true that there has bwn petty pil fering In the water otllce, but so far ns the public Is- able to Judge tho cor ruptlonlsts In the City Council are Hot the persons who are guilty of It. Their activities hae taken other di rections. In cities whrro the water supply Is owned by a private corporation It rare- xfkawwa ly falls to bo one more source of legis lative corruption. It would bo hero. In addition to the innk'f actors who have ngulu and ogaln corrupted the Common Council of this city, ntnl who made the Fortieth Assembly n disgrace to the State for the sake of getting pos session of the streets ami consolidat ing the gas companies Into a formld able monopoly, we should have anoth er corporation making corruption worse and harder to compter In the endeavor to secure privilege It should not have. The Tribune seems atlllcted with it singular blindness In thl regard, and It Is characteristic of such lack of In sight that It should make Its victim Ill mannered until It refers to those who differ with It ns "thoughtless enthusi asts and demagogues." The advocate of municipal ownership In Chicago are neither fool nor knave. One of them Is the present Mayor of the city, who says: "Chicago operates Its own water works and doe the greater part of It own electric lighting, and does both successfully. 1 fall to sec why n city should not operate Its own gas plant Just ns easily." The presence of Council corruption Is not n reason. The way to get rid of that l to get rid of Its cause. Chicago's gov ernment has not been corrupted by the monopolies Chicago own, but by those she docs not own. Chicago Jour nal. MAYOR HARRISON ON CIVIC COR RUPTION. Mayor Harrison's speech at tho Mil waukee banquet breathed a healthy spirit In Its reference to the duty of sincere partisans to strike down the corrupt element within their own party ranks. He said: "Duty requires us to strike tho llrst blow at corruption within our own party ranks. Let the word go forth that Democracy will not tolerate a man. no matter how profuse his pro fessed devotion to the party creed, who does not place his obligation to the public nlwve any and every personal consideration. If Democracy means anything It means the honest service of the people. No tnnn can be a Demo ctat whose Integrity Is not above sus picion. He who seeks public olllce for private gain Is a traitor to everything for which Democracy stands, and for him there should be no place within the party ranks. It should be the duty of every true Democrat to scourge him from the temple of (ho pari faith." Though addressed to Democrats, Mayor Harrison's remarks ate applica ble as well to any party. The tendency of Influential men In both parlies to torce Into retirement those politicians who seek to use public positions to ad vance private Interests Is a good sign. The people will not continue to endure corruption In public life. The party organizations must free themselves from the corrupt element If they ex pect to enjoy public confidence to an extent sutticlcut to enable them to carry elections. YOUNG MEN THE HOPE OF THE REPUBLIC. No subject touched upon at the Mil waukee banquet Is so worthy of sober thought as Mayor Harrison's appeal to the young men to take up their share In the burden of public life. The nation can get along on a gold basis or a sil ver basis. It can survive expansion or the sinking of the Philippines out of Its political horizon. It wJll prosper and progress under protection or a tar iff for reveuue. But It must have ab solute Incorruptibility In the manage ment of Its public affairs. "At the very foundation of our politi cal system," said the Mayor, himself a comparatively young man, "lu the vil lage and municipal governments the wotk of reform must begin. Let our young men, the hope and future bul wark of the republic, regard service In municipal politics as the highest proof they cau give of their patriotism. Let them work In the primary districts and in the wards, remembering that ward politics forms the foundation upon which rests the entire structure of tho national government. Ward politics Is Ignoble only in so far as those who labor lu that Held of activ ity make it Ignoble." Tito Mnyor nddressed his appeal to the young Democracy. Wo would broaden It to the young men of the re public regardless of party. Tho Held of politics opens to them with bound less opportunities, so long as they wotk honestly, fearlessly and energet ically for tho common weal. It Is full of temptations to the selfish, the slnewd and tho corrupt. Hut Its great prizes and Its fullest honors and re wards are reserved for those who serro the public primarily for the love of public service. Look abroad lu Illinois to-dny and seu how the public service Invites the am bitions of honest and courageous young men, HON. JAMES H. ECKELS. James II. Eckels, President of the Commercial National Itank of this city and former comptroller of the cur rency, wns born lu Print eton, III,, lu IS.'S, ntnl received his eatly education lu the public schools of that city, lu 1S7SI lie attended the law selmol In Al bany, N. V., ami upon ills graduation returned to Illinois, beginning the prae the of law at Ottawa. I'p to tho time of Ids appointment by President Cleve land as coiuptiollcr of the currency he was little known outside of that town, Ho had had no experleueo wlintever In the banking business and It Is said that lu- was not even familiar with the pro visions of the national hanking law. Ills appointment met with the severest criticism fioui all paits of the country, hut how thoroughly ho disappointed his critics and continued the Judgment of the President is well known. lie quickly showed himself to be n clear headed, practical, common sense man, who met the iltmnclnl crisis of 181M In a way that won for liini a natlonnl rep illation. The story of Mr. Eckels' ad ministration of his responsible otllce Is loo well known to need rendition at this time, rpon the expiration of ins term orolllce lie received a number of llattering offers to become connected with banks and trust companies anil Dually decided to accept tho proposi tion of tho Commercial National Hank of Chicago to become Its President. Al though it is only aiHiut a year since he assumed the duties of the latter posi tion, the deposits of the bank have been greatly Increased and Its Im pel tanee as a factor In the tluaiiclal world recognized all over the country. FOR SHERMAN AND M'QOORTY. At Springfield, 111., April II, imme diately after the recess for dinner, the House took occasion to offer Its felici tations to Speaker Sherman. Mr. Allen took the chair and called Mr. Hcgan. of ltockford, the lone Prohibitionist member, to the front. On behalf of all the members Mr. ltegan presented to the Speaker a finely executed oil por- trait of himself. As he returned his thanks to the members Speaker Sherman wns loudly applauded by the entire House. He said: ".My friends, let me suggest to you that whatever acts the chair has been guilty of during this session, whether of omission or commission, there is uot lu his mind n lingering trace of resent ment. For the minority side of this House I have tho most unbounded re spect. We get, In my Judgment, the best governmental results out of polit ical parties. Only a few partisan strug gles have marked the transaction of business here, and those have left no permanent scars upon the members. There Is something which rises above partisanship. This Is an age of liberty of opinion, and as wc have developed that Idea wc have grown lu sturdlness and strength of character, lu civic duty, In pride of citizenship; and these dif ferences of opinion by which this body has been marked arc simply common to our race. My friends, I liellevc we have discharged our duty; I believe no man In the years that are to come will have occasion to regret that he hag been a member of this House." Mr. McGoorty and Mr. Allen follow ed In n few well-chosen remarks, after which the members gave cheers for Speaker Sherman. Prior to this, when the House took a recess for luncheon, Captain Fnrrell took the chair and recognized Repre sentative Hurst. Addressing Mr. Mc Goorty, the lender of the minority, Mr. Hurst said: "You came among us a stranger to most of us, but your record had so en deared you to the people of this State aud to the members of your own party that you were selected ns the minority lender. In that position you hnvc so conducted yourself that you have fur ther won the regard of your party and I believe the esteem of nil members of this House. While you have been firm In looking after the rights of the minor ity, you have conducted yourself with such a degree of courtesy as to mark you as a true gentleman. You have so conserved the Interests of Democracy that we all believe you have a future that will place you high lu the councils of the party lu the State and In the na tion." On bchnlf of the minority and of Speaker Sherman Mr. Hurst then pre sented to Mr. McGoorty n gold watch and chain as a testimonial of regard. Mr. McGoorty replied ns follows: "I am profoundly grateful to my col leagues for this evidence of their friend ship and esteem. To the Speaker of this House and to the Itepubllcan and Democratic members alike, I deslro to say that If at any time In a moment of passion caused by party strife any thing has been said to wound tho sen sibilities of any of you I nm exceed ingly sorry. I believe this House has been marked by n feeling of good fel lowship unusual and unprecedented in as turbulent n body as the ordinary Illi nois Legislature." Tho applause was equally loud on both sides of the chamber when Mr. McGoorty concluded, and Mr. Allen closed tho Incident by saying: "On be half of tho Republican side of this House I say, Brother McGoorty, God bless you." MAYOR HARRISON TO YOUNG DEMOCRATS. Mayor Harrison's advice to the young Democracy Is deserving of espe cial attention, uot only by the young Democrats, but by the young men of nil patties. He tells them to regard service In municipal politics ns the highest proof they enu give of their patriotism and ho urges them to work In the primary districts nnd lu tho wards, keeping In mind always the wel fare of the community. Then he adds; "It lies lu tho power of tho young Democrncy of the nation, If it will but set to work In the llrst trendies, to carry forward tho crusado for purity In politics until corruption shall have been driven from high places, until honesty shall control In every depart ment of. the municipal, the State and tho national government." Whllo this Is addressed to Demo crats, ns before stated, there is noth ing pa it I san about It. It applies with equal force to Republicans, It would look ns well In a frame on tho walls of one political club as on those of an other, and none could do better titan to put it where It will meet the eye of every member. Not merely to vote, but to take an active Interest lu the ml ministration of affairs and to use evsry endeavor to promote honesty Is Impera tive on the part of every citizen who loves his country and believes in Its future. CALUMET WESTERN A QAS TRUST RAILROAD. WIso and patriotic aldermen are on their guard over the attempt of tho at torneys for tho Gns Trust to get n rail road ordinance through tho Council. The railroad should not bo permitted to bo built. It should never be granted nn oulln nn co. Tho Gns Trust Is very wealthy, and Its money will do wonders, but this rail road should not bo built In any event. The proposed Gas Trust road Is known ns tho Calumet Western Rail way, nnd It Is now waiting for tho City Council to give It nn ordinance, Tho proposed ordlunncc will glvo this road and Its backers tho control of tho streets of tho wholo bouthenstcrn por tion of tho city, It should never be pnssed. Tho Interested parties aro represent- ed by James F. Meagher, attorney for the Gas Trust. The line which Is to be constructed by Meagher's clients will extend from Hegcwlsch north to South Chicago on the west Bide of the Calumet River Railway and the South Chicago nnd Southern Railway lines. A loop will be put In for the use of nil three of the lines of road which extend through the Calumet district, nnd In addition It Is Intended to construct a railway through Thornton, The Trust has made pur chase of property In that town for the use of the three railways, and the rond will follow tho south Hue of the north tier of the sections of Thornton. The rond will start from Calumet Park, where the Michigan Central nnd the South Chicago and Southern Roads cross. It will literally own the whole sec tion asked for and will virtually shut out competition. Kvery alderman not owned by the Gas Trust should vote against the Cal umet Western ordinance. TO FIGHT THE BRICK TRUST. The Judiciary Committee of the Council has before It the question of di recting the corporation counsel to tight the consummation of n brick trust on the ground that the city's Interests are Involved. The city will use 50,000.000 brick this year on work already author ized. The natue of the trust Is the Cook County Brick Company, but, no cording to Secretary Hodge of the Na tional Hrlck-uinkcrs' alliance, It docs not own a foot of clay, a wheelbarrow or any brlckmaklng tool, yet controls the output lu every valuable brick yard of tho country. The city Is pay ing 9J to .110.60 a thousand for brick. Last year the minimum price was 94.75. PALL MALL FOR MAY. The fiction In the May number of the Pnll Mall Magazine will be of singular variety. Mr. Crockett's story, "The Silver Skull," will lie concluded. There will be Included n mystical talc by Mr. Laurence Ilousmnn, Illustrated by some powerful drawings by Mr. S. II. Slme, nnd other stories will be written by Miss Dora G. McChesney, Mr. John Foster Fniser, Miss E. Nesblt and Mr. W. L. Alden. with many Illustrations by Messrs. A. S. Hnrtrlck, Claude Shepperson. Lewis Baumer, Mnx Cow per, A. II. Bucklaiid, etc. . EAGLETS. It Is stated on good authority that the Sangamon County grand Jtuy pro poses to do n little "Lexow" business on their own hook and see If they can find out for the Illinois farmers and others who are In favor of law, order, honesty In public life, good govern ment, etc., why twenty-three Slate Senators wlllfuly nnd ruthlessly voted down Senator Hamilton and eighteen more honest men In their heroic effort to drag out of the Senate warehouse graveyard the House bill to repeal the Infamous warehouse act of 1807. We trust the Sangamon County grand Jury wlll 1m successful lu their efforts, ns the eyes of the honest people of Illi nois are upon them. There could be no more thoroughly equipped man for comptroller than Lnwrence E. McGnnn, He has re ceived an education In municipal mat ters that Is unequaled In Its complete ness nnd could take any department In the City Hall nnd manage It success fully. The study of municipal govei it incut lu all Its branches has been a fad with him, nnd his experience as super intendent of streets nnd commissioner of public works has made his knowl edge practical rather than theoretlc.il, so that he has become a recognized au thority In nil civic affairs. Charles M. Walker Is quite as well qualified to be corporation counsel. He Is n lawyer of excellent standing, a man of sterling Integrity nnd wns the rep resentative of tho administration lu tho Council during the troublous times when the franchise extension ordin ances were under consideration. He Is a personal friend of Mayor Harrison Olid was also a friend of the late Comp troller Robert A. Waller. Mr. E. R. Moore, tho well-known lender lu the hardwood lloor business, Is now a resident of Chicago. Mr. Moore has resided at Austin for years, and was one of the lenders of tho an nexationists until the handsome su burb became n part of Greater Chica go. Mr. Moore's place of business Is nt 48 Fast Randolph street, where he does n most prosperous business, en joying tho patronage of the best peo ple lu Chicago. Ills motto Is "Nothing succeeds like success," which has held true In Mr. Moore's case, for ho has amassed a competency, In his business, and Is now being much talked of for the Republican nomination for Gover nor of Illinois. Can Gns Trust money beat the new revenue law? The new revenue law seems to hnve been designed especially for the rich and against thu poor. Under Its provisions the notations Gas Trust, which cleared nearly ?2, 000,000 hist year by robbing the people of Chicago, will escape taxation nltnost entirely, Lnst year tho Gns Trust beat tho peo ple of Chicago out of ?310,000'lii taxes. Tills year It will beat them out of a clean half million. Tho deficit caused by this robbery will bo mndo up nut of the poor. Everybody's persounl property is to lie taxed. Stock In building associations Is to be taxed. Savings bank deposits are to be taxed. Industry Is to bo taxed, Frugality (s to bo taxed-In order that tho Gns Trust may grow, ilcher at tho people's expense, Hon. Washington Potter, who wns chairman of the Committee on Resolu tions, nt tho great mass meeting 'of business men nt tho Auditorium, 'who fnored Harrison's re-election, Is wow qulto likely to bo nppolnted ft member of tho School Board next Juno, Mr, Porter Is a patron of tho public schools nnd highly Interested In educational matters. The receipts of the Gns Trust should bo taxed. Clubs to fight the Gns Trust have al ready been organized in the 28th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 10th, and 15th Wards. Let the good work go on I It Is said Hint the majority of the men who voted for the gas consolida tion bill nt Springfield only received 9750 each, Cheap enough. Autl-Gns Trust Aldermen Rhould vote ngnlnst the Calumet Western or dinance. Calumet Western ought to ntttnet the attention of Aldermen whom a Gns Trust magnate called 9100 skates. . How much of the money put up by the Calumet Western will reach the City Council? Calumet Western Is a good name for n bad proposition. The Gns Trust had an awful nor re to buy up the Legislature and to se cure the passage of a measure killing all opposition to It when It bad no fran chise from Chicago to do business It self. If the members of our Legislature are to be regularly bribed, and If the tribunals of justice fall through cor ruption, what will become of popular liberty and popular rights? The pooplc of Illinois demand a con stitutional convention. Man wants but little here below But, lie It understood, No matter whether high or low, That little must be good; Which tuny explain why men of taste, Who always get the best, Their heads by Dunlap hats are graced When they would be well-dressed; For Dunlap blocks, the critics tell, In style nnd texture all excel. The surprising news comes from Que bec that the Plains of Abrahntn hnvc been surveyed for building lots, and that already uluo streets hnve been laid out across them. It Is added, and no wonder, that every historical asso ciation lu Canada has protested against tho desecration. Tho laud ought to have been purchased long ago by the Government, which has preserved thu famous site so far through tho pay ment of a small rental. It was a case lu which there was no need to tnkc any risks, and there would ucver have been any doubt about tho desirability of maintaining the grounds as near as might be lu their original condition. Nowhere on this continent Is there n place of greater historical Interest or one that explains nnd re-cn forces so clearly what Is told on the historic page. With a brief outline of the facts In his mind tho writer can himself till lu the details. Going to thu ramparts abovo he realizes nt once the desperate uaturo of Wolfe's enterprise. The com manding position of the upper town seems to preclude tho very idea of nn attack from any point higher up on the river. No book makes It so convincing ly evident why tho French were con tent with n careless guard upon tho Plains, Then a walk out of tho city aud across tho very grounds to thu spot wliero tho ludomltablo redcoats ap peared Intensities tho llrst Impression. Horntlus at the brldgo In the brave days of old had no heavier task than did thoo Englishmen. Tho steep bunks towering over, thu river aro for midable enough to the curious traveler who carries neither Arms nor ammuni tion, nnd has no foo to fear. It looks as though ouo proper man might stop a host lu that perilous path. That an army could reach tho summit seems fairly Incredible. But Interest docs uot censo thero at the brink. A superior forco was to bo met and conquered on the Plains, and every foot of way thrills tho nerves nnd appeals to the Imagination, Tho disposition of tho troops can bo readily figured out, aud tho wholo courso of tho battlo can bu closely followed till tho supreme mo ment, when Wolfe fell nnd tho shout of victory wns boruo on his cars as the routed French tied pell-mell for tho city. From any but tho numerical standpoint tho battlo was onu of tho most Important In history. It deter mined uot only thu fate of Canada, but that of tho wholo Northwest, nnd all the Inheritors of British Institutions In the region of tho great lakes aro Its beneficiaries. So much the Plains of Abraham stand for, and they should remain to tell their story to tho end of time. The Ohio penitentiary has become nn educational Institution of no mean or der, for one of Its most Important de partments Is that devoted to thu educa tion of tho convicts, In which tho branches taught lu tho primary and grammar guides of the public schools form the basis of Instruction. A re port shows that lnst year thero were In attendance at this school 770 con victs, which were nil that could bo tic coulmodntcd, but besides thero were about :i00 applicants for admission to tho school. From this It nppenrs that thero Is no charge mndo for tuition or books, nud that attendance Is entirely voiuntnry. Tliti' school opens nfter tho men have had their suppers, and the session Insts for au hour nud a half to two hours, tho entire corps of Instruc tors being themselves convicts, In tho year 180S tho uumber of prisoners re ceived at tho penitentiary was 1,272, of whom 831 could rend and write In differently, whllo 242 wero wholly Illit erate, not knowing tho letters of tho al phabet. From theso two classes, which composed 84 per cent, of tho total, thu pupils of tho school tiro taken. Tho number of prisoners who had attended tho school and wero discharged lu 180S wns 800, who ranged In ago all tho wny from 10 to SO years, Tlio number now enrolled lu tho school Is 718, divided Into two classes, as thero Is not room nmplo for tho accommodation of so pjpjpjpjLB r4SlapjpjLLH iwp" : - HIHH pjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjpjm n- c,a t tHvt ? ijV0kYfc3B3iWEHt L PHaaaaSMh't " ' ti!l$UMlmMWWMBl Bl .-." mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm HON. EMERY B. MOORE. The Well Known Chlcagoan, Who Is Talked Of for Gubernatorial Honors. Among the most prominent of tho public-spirited citizens of Austin Is numbered E. 11. Moore, who has been n resident of this "Ideal suburb" for many years and has seen It grow from n small village to a city of 12,000 In habitants. Mr. Moore comes of good old Revolutionary stock, his great grandfather, John Moore, being nn offi cer under Washington. E. B. Moore wns educated at the academy, Wllbru ham, Mnss. He was employed ns book keeper at 21 and nt 24 was the head of the tlrm of I. S. Parsons & Co., Flor ence, Mass. His health became Impair ed and he enme West, locating In Chi cago In 1878 nt 177 Madison street. From n small Iteglnnlng he has built up a business of which lie may well be proud, being the largest Individual manufacturer of wood cariiet and par large a number at one time, nud these nre taught by twenty-seven convict teachers. It Is significant to observe from thu report that there has never been a pupil or n teacher reported for au Infraction of a prison rule, tho deport ment being perfect. Under these cir cumstances It would seem that each Stato should officially take some notice of these schools nnd pass regulations under which they may bo eucottrnged and their usefulness Increased. Since Ignorance Is the chief promoter of crime, nothing better can bu done for these unfortunate criminals titan to give them the rudiments of an Loca tion while they are under the coutiol of the State. Wc sometimes spenk of this as a skeptical age, nud laugh hugely over the stories of medieval charlatans who bam boozed tho public, but It Is doubt ful whether the era of Jeruegnn, of Hooley and tho Keely motor has any reason to boast of Its sagacity. It Is safe to say that If thero wero any money In squaring the clrclo tho proc ess would bu thu basis of a stock com pany to-day. It Is rather curious In deed to see how tho world has moved from Its Incredulous posltlou of llfty years ngo. Scleuco is sometimes spoken of ns unsettling belief; It Is Just to say that It has shaken tho foundations of unbelief. Twenty-flvo years ago tho Idea of a flying mnchluo was Invariably ridiculed; Its eternal Impossibility was regarded as demonstrated. Tonlny vast fortunes nro being spent In tho effort to mnko a practicable airship. Then tho medieval notion of tho transmission of metals would hnve been scoffed at by thu most Ignorant. Now Professor Emtneus has merely to clto a fow mys terious chemical "analogies" and put his claims In tho Sunday papers to tlnd thousands of fairly well-educated read ers ready to bclluvo that silver has been mndo Into gold. A process for extract ing gold from sen water was no less en ticing, nud, on tho wholo, tho tltno seems rlpo for carrying out Dr. Swift's project for extracting sunshlno from cucumbers. In tho popular mind there Is a sort of awe of tho astonishing achievements of recent scleuco aud a dlttlculty lu drawing tho lino botween the posslblo nnd the Impossible. If wo can sco through opaquo bodies, hear music across tho continent, bottlo up tho voices of 'our dear friends, tele graph without wires and light rooms without vlslblo connections why not make things go of themselves? Lovers of dogs will bo Interested lu n short article by Mrs. Sarah K. llolton lu tho Philadelphia Journal of Koophlly on "How Llceuso nnd Dog Killing Wero Stopped In Cleveland, Ohio." Tho dog license lu Cleveland led to tho usu al aggressions of tho dog catcher, Dogs wero shot In tho streets nud drowned at tho pound, and one day n pet dog was coaxed out of tho arms of n poorly dressed little girl aud shot at her feet. This sort of thing aroused a certain Cleveland business mnu, C. M. Mini hall, to employ n lawyer and to Insti tute a test suit on tho ground that a dog wns property, the same ns a horse or cow, aud could uot bo legally killed llceuso or no license. Tho result was that Mr, Muuhnll obtained a perpetual injunction to restrain tho city from killing dogs, nud the llceuso law was of no effect nfter that decision. This was eight or ten years ago, nnd Cleve land has slnco been a paradise for dogs, Mrs, Bolton claims that tho city Is uot troubled with surplus dogs, and that It has no moro mad dog scares than any city of Its slzo In which tho dog llceuso is rigidly enforced. It Is to bo doubted, however, whether many sufferers from bowling and prowling dogs In cities would regard the preven tion of "the yearly slaughter of thou- quet Hoots In the United States. Mr. Moore has established a branch estab lishment In Boston, at 201 Tremout street, under the persounl management of his son, Arthur G. Moore, while bis establishment In New York commands n large patronnge. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have a beautiful home at 110 South Park avenue, where they entertain their many friends In the elite circles of society with generous hospitality. As n business man, ns a citizen, as a church worker, nnd as a friend, E. B. Moore occupies n position of which he may bo justly proud. Mr. Moore Is con sidered nn eligible candidate for Gov ernor of Illinois, nnd during the past two months he has been urged by many Influential Republicans throughout the State to consent to allow his name to be presented lu thu coming State convention. sands" ns an unalloyed blessing. The dog Is a faithful friend, but a bad neighbor, nnd his presence In cities should not be encouraged. The nondescript tongue known as "pldglu-Eugllsh" Is almost tho only medium of communication between for eigners and tho Chinese, nnd nlne teutlis of the enormous business done lu China between tho Euglisb, Germans and Amerlcnus aud the Chluoso Is done through this grotesque gibberish. Ches ter Holcombe, In his "Real Chinaman." gives two amusing anecdotes to show i how absurd It Is. A young foreigner who called upon two young Indies, also foreigners, was Informed by tholr Chi nese servant, "That two plecey glrlo no can see. Number ouo plecey top sldo mnkco wn slice, wasbce. Number two plecey go outside, makce walkce. walkee." Ho meant to say that the elder of tho two was taking a bath up stairs, aud tho younger had gono out. When King Kalnkaua, of tho Hawaiian Islands, visited Shanghai, ho occupied a suite of rooms up one (light of stairs at tho Astor House. Two American gentlemen called to pay tholr respects one morning, nud meeting tho proprie tor, Inquired If tho king was In. "I will sec," replied tho landlord, aud shouting to a Chlueso servant nt tho head of tho stairs, asked, "Boy! That plecey king top side, had got?" "Hnb got," laconic ally answered tho servant. "Gentle men, his majesty Is In. Pray walk up," said tho landlord. Perhaps It Is fortunate for Mr. Fltz slmmons that Mrs. Fitzslmiuous re fuses to permit him to become a farmer. Mr. Fltzslmmous scorns to have fallen a victim to tho persistent and almost universal delusion that anybody can "run a farm." .Possibly there Is a more general misunderstanding on this point than on any other. Aboard ship, every body wants to farm. Tho captain thinks because ho cau sail a vessel ho can suc ceed ut raising crops; The tnnto nnd thu boatswain feel tho same wny. The cook is posltlvo of his ability. lu town every other lawyor Is au agricultural genius who mndo au uufortuuato mis take lu choosing n career. Physicians, Journalists, actors, carpenters, black smiths, capitalists, butchers, bakers and candlcstlck-mnkors long for tho de lights of n bucolic life aud nro thereby convinced of their Illness for agricul ture. Mr. Fltzslmmons evidently feels that thu mail who could knock out Cor bet t ought to bo nblu to grow a fow soup vegetables. About tho only per son who really seems to have any doubts ou tho subject Is tho farmer himself. Why Old VlaU anil limine Don't Kent. Real cstato men and owners should not overlook tho fact that tho Lako . View Gas FIxturo Company, 233 Lin coln avenue, Telephone North 708, re finish old chnudcliers, making them equal to now at very small cost. 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