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tt)t Chicago (Saglr PU1LISHED EVERY SATURDAY HENRY F. DONOVAN. Am ladependeat Political Newspaper. Fearles and Truthful. IUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.00 PER YEAR ADDR1U ILL COaMOHtCATIOXt TO EftlY P. DONOVAN. Editor tod Proprietor. 604 TEUTONIC) DUILOINQ, ImUhiI Corner WMhlngton St. nj Mh At (ttrtd tt the postoffloc Cblcfo, till m conjolan tntll matter.) LARGEST WEEKLY CIRCDUTION IN CHICAGO. E CKELS REVIEWS THE FLURRY. J. II. Kckels, ex-comptroller of the treasury, speaking of the Hurry on the Xew York Stock Exchange, said Tues day at Kansas City, In the course of an Interview: "The conditions which prevailed In Xew York will hardly continue. To-day things uro better, and undoubtedly after the beginning of the new year there will be n continuous upward trend on the part of the stock market. The truth Is speculation has been going at too fast a pace. It has been a specu lation la much that wax really good and some things that arc decidedly bad. And as Is always the cose, the men sup porting the unsound things have push ed them further ahead and at a faster rate than there was any warrant for, and all haro suffered together. "Two or thrco things can very well be kept in mind nt thlH time. Ouo is Hint the general prosperity of the coun try, as represented by commercial, agri cultural and manufacturing Interests, Is not loosened by the flurry hi Wall titreet Tho railroad earnings keep on Just as largo desplto tho lessened price of the shares uuder stress of conditions In tho stock mnrket. Then, too, our ex portation of products Is not lessened and will not bo as loug as wo have the world's markets. "I am conlldent that tho whole thing will exhaust Itself In the present flurry, mid at tho end all stocks will be In Ktronger hands than before the slump set In." T. N. JAMESON'S STATEMENT. T. X. Jnmleson entered an emphatic denial of the statement that his fail ure to vote lost the convention for Chi cago. He said he voted on every bal lot. Ho also said the published figures of the second ballot were wrong. "The count on tho second ballot stood 21 for Philadelphia, 2.1 for Chicago ami I for St. Louis," he said. "Col. Durbln counted tho ballots out of my hat, and I verified the count. When the vote was announced Mr. Kerens of St. IjuIs asked to have his vote chang ed to Philadelphia. His request was not entertained by the chair, but It went to show his attitude. "Thero never was a time when Chi cago had a chance. The Philadelphia argument In tho shapo of a certified thick for 100,000 went far to convince the committee. I believe tho conven tion was preordained to go there, ami that Chnlrman Hnnnn was tired of passing tho hat for funds for prelimi nary campaign work, and welcomed tin substantial bid. "As to tho charge that u remark dropped by President Miller of the Hamilton Club made- tho St. Louis del egates angry, that is foolish, The re mark was a Joking reference to St. Ixuls as a suburb of Chicago, and had nothing to do with Col. Kerens' voting for Philadelphia. I think the Payne resolution hurt Chicago's chances from the first. Tho Southern members op posed Chicago becauso of It. "I cannot imagine how the story that 1 failed to vote arose unless it came from a Joking remark I made to Chair man Hanna when tla count was finish ed in tho second billot. Mr. Hanna remarked tome ono had failed to vote and I picked up a piece of paper anil Kald: 'I guess I had bettor vote now.' .Mr. Hanna laughed and said: 'Never mind, Jamleson.' " S. II, Raymond said: "We made a dig nified and commendable effort to bring tho convention to Chicago. We had the active and earnest support of our Senators, Representative and nation al committeeman. I want to hay that if there Is any iinpreslwi that T, X. IjtfVjpL fi esaaaaaaaaaaaKam Jnmleson did not do his full rtuty It does liltn an Injustice niul In wrong. Ho made n splendid tnlk for Chicago lit the executive session of the com tnlttee." The Chicago men who went to Wah. button to pet the Republican national convention for this city s.nld that Dr. T. X. Jnmleson workeil, spoke nnd vot ed for Chicago In the national conven tion und that Gov. Tanner nnd William l.orlmer also lobbied for this city. Oth er' said that Comptroller of the Cur rency Dawes tohl them Dr. Jnmlcsuu's record was clear In the matter, and others said they knew of their own knowledge that Sir. l.orlmer and llov. Tanner did what they could to secure the convention for Chicago. Chicago lost, they said, because Philadelphia put up 11 certified check for $100,000. and because Senator Mark llanna and Col. Dick ued their Influence for Phil adelphia. Mr. llaymond said Mr. Dawes and Mr. Mauley of Maine came to him and told him Chicago must put iii) ston.ooo lit net the convention, lie -aid he replied that the Chicago men had not come to Washington to go Into the auction business, and added: "At that. Philadelphia only got It by true vote." ALD. POWERS AND HULL HOUSE The fact that Aid. Powers put an order through tho City Council permit ting' the free use of city water to Hood a skating pond controlled by Hull House, on West Polk street, has no spe cial significance as affecting the rela tions between the Alderman and the Hull House management, according to tho Alderman. "Hull House did not nsk me for the permit," said Aid. Powers. "I take an Interest In my ward, and each winter, upon tho request of children and parents In the vicinity of Hull House, 1 have an order passed to permit the use of water to llood tho Hull House play ground. Miss Addnms or her assist ants have not asked me direct to pass the order, for tho reason that they have not had to. In all probability, If they thought It necessary to nsk me, a favor, they would; but they will hardly find it necessary In such matters, as I keep myself posted as to the needs of each locality almost day by day, and I would find out whero a pond was needed about as soon as tho people would at Hull House. "There linn not been any truce patched up between Miss Addanis and myself, for the reason that there has been no enmity. I have the greatest re spect for Miss Addams and have had respect for her over since I have known her In her work In my ward. If she has any Ill-feeling toward me I have never found It out, and I will not be lieve It until I have some evidence of It. The Hull House people are willing to mipcrlntcnd the skating pond, for the reason that It is on their property, and t am certainly willing that they should have entire chargo of It. If there Is anything else that Hull House or any other Institution Jn my ward needs to have passed through the City Council and I find out about It In advance, they will not huvo to nsk me for It, ns I will have It passed. If there were any fnvort I could do for Hull House and I have not known of any I would glad ly perform them." An Interesting phase of the situation Is that the necessity of passing special Council orders for tho skating pond permits Is now done away with. The Idea occurred to Mayor Harrison when ho signed Aid. Powers' order of having an ordlnunco passed permitting the free use of city water to flood vacant lot for skating ponds, provided the rinks made aro not a source of profit. Cor poration Counsel Walker had tho ordi nance drafted and tho Council passed It Inst meeting upon tho request of the Mayor. COLONEL J. H. WOOD 8H0ULD BE REWNED. ('. II. Chappell, VIco President and General Manager of tho Chicago and Alton, admitted Tuesday that a mini lMr of Important changes In manage ment will bo made ou Jan. 1. Among those who nro to bo retired are Gen eral Passenger Agent James Charlton, Col. .1. II. Wood, general manager's as sistant, and A. V. Hnrtwell, general purchasing agent. Sir. Chappell unyn these changes aro duo to change In sys tem and organization, and In no way re flect on tho retiring otlleers. Mr. Felton, tlio new President, being fnmlllnr with tlio details of every department, will largely direct their work himself, mnk Ing it unnecessary to keep so large a staff. Mr. Chappell stated also that ho expected to retlro by Jon. 1 or soon thereafter, but tho matter had not Ix-on determined. "It Is evident thnt President Felton' object Is to make a large saving In oper ating expenses," said nn olllelal well acquainted with tho Alton's affairs, "but It is doubtful that the retirement of such olllclnls ns General Passenger Agent Charlton and General Manager's Assistant Wood will prove a saving. Roth have held their present positions for a quarter of a century, and Mr. Charlton is tho Xestor of general pas senger agents In tho country. Col. J. II, Wood will Iw missed ns much ns Mr. Charlton. Should Mr. Chappell also leave tho company tho loss to the Alton will Im felt keonly. Under ex-President Itlaekstono he had full chargo of the property for nearly twenty years, and the success of the road was largely duo to Mr. ChappeH'B management." DOCKS BUILT WITHOUT AUTHORITY In examining the records relative to the establishment of dock linen along tlie Chicago River front Assistant City Engineer Wilcox discovered that nn or illnaiico under which property owners have built dock lines was never pnssed, and tho survey to bo mailo may chango the lines on the north branch between Robey nnd Lenvltt streets. Should the olllelal survey show a material en eio.U'hmcnt of property-owners on tho river, tho docks nnd any buildings otveted could bo ordered moved back to comply with tho ordinance. Tho concerns affected by tho falluro of tho City Council to declare tho river boun daries nt this point nro tho Edwin S. Hnrtwell Lumber Company, William Deerlng & Co. nnd the Rrand Rrowlng Company. Thero In no legal authority for the existing dock lines of the threo companies mentioned except for 800 feet. The Deorlug Company has built dock lines all along the east side of the river to within 'JO feet of Dlversoy ave nue without authority. When the Peer ing Company wanted to build the re maining 230 feet of docks along Its river frontage, in connection with n viaduct nml subway scheme, the city officials called a halt and the true state of affairs was discovered. "Similar cases exist along the main river and the south branch," said Engineer Wilcox. "A new survey should be made of the whole river." MASTERS IN CHANCERY NAMED. Thu Judges of the Suiorlor Court havu handed their appointments- of masters In chancery of thnt court for the ensuing year to .ludge Chytraus, who had the namcH entered of record. There nre no chnuges In the list, the men appointed two years ago being re appointed to succeed themselves. John T. Xoyes was appointed by .ludge Chytraus for the position of master which has been vacant for over a year. Mr. Xoyes was formerly a master in chancery for the Superior Court. Fol lowing are the appointees of the vari ous Judges: Alexander F. Stevenson, .lodge Gary; John J. Healy, Judge Sears: Vic tnr Kltlmr. Judge Holdnm: Wirt 11. Humphrey, Judge Chetlnln; G. Fred Rush, Judgo Rail: Hiram Rarber, Judge Rrcntnno; John A. Rnrnes, Judgo Knvnnngh: Granville W. Brown lug, Judge Shepnrd; George M. Ste vens, Judge Hutchinson; Sidney Stein, Judgo Stein; George W. Miller, Judgo Freeman; and John T. Xoyes, Judge Chvtrnus. The terms of the nppolntees nre two years each. EAGLETS. Hon. George S. Foster, the well known lawyer, and ex-aldermnn of tho Twenty-seventh ward, Is tulked of for Judge of the Superior Court. A Washington special dated Dec. in snvs: "Gov. Tanner will announco hit candidacy for renomlnntlon at tho Springfield love feast, which Is to bo held on Dec. 20. Ills friends In Wash ington declaro thnt he will control the love feast against the comnineu torccs of his rivals, and that ueroro tnc rune tlon breaks up his nomination will be conceded. The Governor spent tho en tire afternoon In consultation with Con gressman Lorlmer. Dan Hogau was present part of tho time. The Governor came to town ou an early morning train. He went to the Arlington about 10 o'clock, and while In the lobby met Sen ator Cullom. Tho erstwhile political partuers touched finger tips and said "How nro you?" with chilling dignity and passed on. Tho Governor's move ment!) wero a matter of acute Interest to nearly every Illlnolsan at the capital. To-night ho Is keeping out of the way of politicians." Frank J. Ryan, former superintend ent of water plpo extension, was charged by employes of that depart ment under his regime of having placed men ou tho pay rolls who never did any work, In splto of the objections of lesser olllelata niadoMo him. Tho charges wero made at the trial of John F. Wa ters, a foreman of district Xo. 7, who wus suspended by tho department nf ter .Tamos Wallace was mado superintend ent, for kecplug on the rolls men who never worked. Tho witnesses against Ryan were James M. Flynn, a time keeper, also discharged pending a bear ing of his case by the Civil Service Com mission; Frank Rermler, a timekeeper, and Ed Poll I, also a timekeeper. The Civil Servico Commission will ask Ryan to appear and explain matters. Hon. James P, Mnllctte, tho well kuowu business man, has made a line record ns a member of tho Drainage Roard. Many Republican lenders are In favor of nominating Mr. Mnllctte for Mayor of Chicago. Col. E. R. Rllss would prove n good Judge or a good Attorney General of Illinois. Hon. John McGlllen reports that 1800 has been a very good year for his busi ness. Mr. McGlllen Is at tho head of tho Bermudez Asphalt Company, one of tho largest asphalt companies in tho United States. By hard and close appli cation to business Mr. McGlllen has built up his buslncM) until to-day ho stands In tho front rank of the most solid commercial men of Chicago. Tho asphalt pavement laid by tho lterniu dcz Asphalt Company ou Jackson boul evard In front of the Union League Club and on other well known Chicago thoroughfares speaks for itself. Rut it Is a well known fact that President John McGlllen, of the Bermudez As phalt Company, Is ready to meet any and all competitors, as tho Bermudez company defies tho competition of tho world. The contracting firm of John J. Morri son & Co. nro enjoying prosperity. In the long list of contractors' bids posted up lu Stato Supervising Architect Wat- son's office, 1808 Fisher Building, for the erection of additional buildings to tho Southern Hospital nt Anna, III., J. J. Morrlsou St Co. wore tho lucky and lowest bidders, having beaten all com petitors by about ? 1,000. This proves that John J. Morrison fc Co. are "crack er Jaclfj" in securing Stnte contracts. Stato Contractor John J. Morrison and Supervising Stato Architect It. Rruco Watson, both resldo In tho Elev enth Ward, whero thoy recently won out lu tho contest for ofllcors of tho Eleventh Ward Republican Club. Judge 0. X. Carter Is still undecided as to whether ho will go Into tho gu bernatorial fight. It can ho stated, how ever, thnt his homo ward, tho Twelfth, with tweuty-nlno delegates, Mauds ready to Indorse him. He has promised to decide within tho next two or three days. City Electrician Elllcott was surpris ed when n delegation of property own ers Hied Into his ofllco nnd presented him with a set of resolutions embody- Ing the thanks of Center avenue prop- j erty owners for the Installation on that street of electric lights. A member of the delegation presented the resolu tions with n speech and before the amazed otl'clal recovered himself the delegation Hied out, leaving only the written document to prove It was n reality. Gov. Tanner returned Trout Washing ton Tuesday night, and he denied hav ing worked against Chicago In the na tional convention contest. He was ac companied by Charles S. Deiioen, Sher iff Magerstadt, Congressmen Lorliner, Hopkins and .lett. "I did not talk with any of the na tional committeemen," said the Gov ernor, "ns to where the convention should go. 1 soon learned that they had agreed to let Philadelphia have It on Its bid of $100.(100. So there was no chance to do anything then that would have secured the convention for Chicago except to buy It." The Governor stated that an engage ment previously made prevented him attending the reception given by Sen ator Cullom. "1 was Invited." he continued, "and wrote a note expressing my regrets. I was not present either ut any political conferences and do not know that any were held. I called on the President and had n pleasant ehnt with him. So far as I know there Is no change In the Illinois political situation." The Governor went to Springfield nt midnight. Sixth ward taxpayers are complain ing of n lack of Improvements, and point to the condition of Archer ave nue nnd other thoroughfares In proof of their nllcgntlon. For this reason, nnd In tho hopes of obtaining better results, they will endeavor to nomi nate nnd elect that bright nnd aggres sive young business man, Robert K. Sloan, to the City Council next spring. Mlltod O. Xarainore would prove a splendid candidate for Attorney Gen eral of Illinois. The country towns In Cook County nre solid for Mr. Xnru more. Hon. K. J. Xovnk Is sure to be re elected alderman of the Eighth ward. John J. McMnhon of Irving Park Is iHjIng mentioned ns n Democratic nl dermnnlc cnndldate In the Twenty-seventh ward. MaJ. A. B. Russell, Thomas Demp ster, A. II. Watson and William Diets: are mentioned as candidates for the Republican aldermnnlc nomination In the Eleventh ward against Aid. Robert K. Colson. John P. Mocller of the Seventeenth ward Is being mentioned ns a candi date for the State Board of Equaliza tion lu tho Fifth district. Judgo Ilnnccy will have his head quarters at the Leland Hotel during the love feast at Springfield, nnd the Hon. II. Dorsey Pat ton will bo master of ceremonies. Thomas Byrne, for years tho recog nized Democratic lender In the Thir tieth wanVhus resigned ns county cen tral committeeman and asked that his brother, M. P. Byrne, n contractor, foe named In his place. Tho reason for this net Is tho fact that he will spend the winter In Texas, having left Chi cago with his family last Saturday. Thomas Byrne Is the hero of somo of tho bitterest contests over waged In tho ward nnd Is n relbntless foe of Aid. Boyd. Ho had been county commit teeman for ten years. Louis Rohan, n lending member of the Hamilton Club, who Is associated with Perry A. Hull's law firm, Is will Ing to bet anyone a box of good cigars thai Judgo Hunccy wll bo tho Repub lican nominee for Governor. Editor of Tho Eagle Does tho fol lowing "Personal," clipped from the Sunday Times-Herald, represent an other "Franklin syndicate"? "Specu lationTwenty dollnrs margins ono thousand Grain two cents. Seud for Our Hook, 'Successful Speculation,' FREE. J. K. COMSTOCK & CO., 2.1 Traders' Rldg., Chicago, 111." SUBSCRIBER. Tlie appointment of tho national con vention for Juno 10 leaves tho county organization freo to orgnnlzo for the State campaign. In pursuance of a time-honored party rule the Stato con vention will bo held thirty days lo fore the national convention, nnd local gossip Is virtually agreed that It will bo May 0 and 10. Under tho new pri mary law till political parties In Cook County which havo polled nt least 10 per cent of the voto cast at tho preced ing county or city election nre requir ed fifteen days beforo tho prlmnry elec tion to file with the board of election commissioners nnd tho county clerk n call for a primary election, ami tho election commissioners nre required within ten days of tho prlmnry election to publish the call. This process would make It necessary to publish the call March 2:t, provided tho prlninrles aro held on tlio day preceding the conven tion, which rule, however, Is not bind ing on any iiolltlcal parly. It Is expected locally that the fog which has Involved the gubernatorial situation will be dissipated beforo the Republican love feast at Springfield Dec. 21). Despite contradictory gossip regarding the plans of Gov. Tanner, his opponents have Insisted that ho was a candidate and was pursuing his pol icy of .llcneo for the purpose of be leaguering his enemies and filling tho field with candidates In tho hopo that ho might step into tlio breach. Tho report wns out Wednesday that Alderman Albert J. Olson of tho Twenty-third ward will not seek re-election next spring. The Republicans nro talking of hold ing their Stato prlninrles to elect dele gates to tho State convention ou tho day tho aldcrmanlc nnd town pri maries are held. If they dccldo to split tho primaries up that way tho county, congressional, legislative and sanitary district primaries will be held May 1. Chief Clerk Isaac Powell of the board of election commissioners will write the chairmen of the Republican and Democratic county central commit tees requesting them to file their lists of Judges and clerks of election for WOO as early as possible. John M. Smyth, William l.orlmer, Henry L. Hertz and James Pease will meet each other the last of this week In Chicago to have a last talk over the Springfield situation before the love feast. A. X. Todd, a plumber, Is a Republi can candidate for alderman for tlio long term, and Edward Ritgg, an Aus tin druggist, Is n candidate for the short term, from the Thirty-fifth ward. Justice James C. Martin Is already being spoken of as a candidate for Judge of the Superior Court. The Har rison street magistrate was defeated for a Judgeship at the last election. Friends of James Todd of the Thirty second ward are persistently booming him for tlie Democratic nomination for State's Attorney., Peter Llndstroin Is mentioned as a Republican aldermnnlc candidate of the Twenty-eighth ward. The new Municipal Loan Society, operating on tho same lines as tho State Pawners' League, Is expected to open Its doors with the beginning of the year 1000. B. P. Rosonfcld, Who has been made mnunger of tho concern, has been ne gotiating for some time with real estate firms having downtown quarters to rent, nnd his ultimate selection will, ho declares, give tho now society a cen tral location and a prominent comer upon which to Bwlng Its shingle for tho traditional "three-ball" sign will have no plneo with this second venture any mora than the gilt spheres and tri pod llgurcd In the calculation of the State Pawners' League. The ono nnd one-half per cent, rate ou loans will be adhered to, and In the opinion of Mnunger Rosenfcld, by a far-seeing policy and Judgment, the scheme may be made ns much of a money-maker for the stockholders as n public charity. The Supremo Court has decided that the Iraudsmen of Dan Coughlln, who Is a fugitive from Justice charged with attempting to bribe a Juror In a dam age case to give a verdict favorable to the Illinois Central Railroad Company, must pay tho nmount of the forfeited bonds. The public will bo glad to get even this much satisfaction out of tlio Coughlln case. Too frequently, in such Instances, the bonds nro found to be defective, so that nothing can be col lected on them. Credit Is due the State's Attorney's ofllco for seeing that the bonds In tho Coughlln case were proof against attack. Like vigilance In nil cases of ball bonds would serve to protect the public from tho Imposi tions that arc too often practiced. With tho payment of the forfeited bonds tho Coughlln case passes Into his tory. The disclosures which led to the hurried departure of Coughlln have not been without their effect on the admin istration of Justlco In this community. Col. Jacob Stangcr, tho well-known lithographer, Is mentioned ns a candi date for the Republican nomination for Alderman of the Twentieth Ward. His friends claim for him the support of the regular organization In tho ward, ami. In addition, tho backing of tlio members of tho Colonels' Olub, tho Revenue Cutter Andy Johnson Investl gratlug Society, and other organiza tions. As Juno 10 Is tho dato set for the Re publican Xatlonnl Convention, tho Stato Convention must bo held on or beforo May 17, us tho party rulo pro vides that delegates to tho national' gathering must bo elected at least thirty days beforo tho convention. May 0 or 10 aro dates which arc looked upon with favor. Aid. Boyd of tho Thirtieth Ward pro poses to make a fight for renomlnntlon, nnd ouo of the most spirited contests In tho history of the ward is predicted. Tho Indorsement of tho Alderman by the Hickory Club has given his canvass a good boost. "Bumps" Is dead, nnd gas stocks are ou tho decline. Our new Department of Agriculture, which, wheu first authorized by Con gress, was regarded by many ns likely to provo moro costly and ornamental than useful or prolltuble, Is gradually Justifying its creation. Whllo tho ex periments In agriculture carried on un der Its supervision may not have been of great practical value to the avcrago American farmer, tho Information It collects and furnishes to the public In Its monthly bulletins und annual re ports Is worth many times tho cost of collection and publication. It Is well kuowu that we raise cotton, wheat, corn, oats, various fruits and meat products to supply tho deficiencies of the rest of tho world, but it Is not so well-known that wo Import $200,000,000 worth annually of ,tbo agricultural and forest products of other countries. The annual report of tho Department of Agrlculturo for tho present year pre sents this fact lu clear aud uumlBtakn bio figures, And tho mcro statement in dicates that thero Is still a vast profit ablo and unoccupied field waiting for tho American farmer. Tho bulk of theso Imported products, which includo coffee, sugar, India rubber and a dozen varieties of fruit aro chiefly grown in tropical countries, with our recent ac quisitions In tho West Indies, Philip pines nnd tho Sandwich islands wo nre prepared to cngago In tho production of all theso articles and tho $200,000,. 000 prlzo Is certainly worth striving for. As a prerequisite to success in this Hue tho American people should cultlvato a llttlo moro pride and faith . , w mli L aHaBBBBBBBYBLsPI- VSIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbH LXXXXXXXXXiXXXYXXXXXXXW iSP'IP WsLsssssiiiiiiiiiiiiH mmmBmmmmmn:: FJkm IHHP'-' - LaLmmmm iHnB ammmW COL. E. T. Talked Of for In American products. We nre Im porting and using very inferior Amer ican wine, which Is exported first to bo furnished with n foreign label when we could get a much better article nt home If we were willing to be known ns consumers of home-made wines. There Is little doubt that we can pro duce figs, dates, prunes and other fruits which we now largely Import. Oranges of the best we already grow In Florida and California, and with our new West India acquisitions nil our tropical fruits can easily be of the home grown varieties. And why should we not be able to supply out own wants In the shape of coffee nnd ten and the sugar to sweeten both within n very few years? The fault of the American farmer to date has been his Inclination to confine himself to the cultivation of a few staple crops, with which he often overstocks tho markets. There should be greater di versity In his farming, nnd the rctorts of the Department of Agriculture point out very definitely the Held In which this diversity can be protltnbly exer cised. American farmers cannot study these reports too carefully for their own prosperity. So much bos been said about tho prevalence of food adulteration In the United States that many nervous per sons have becotno alarmed about the Integrity of their stomachs. Tbcy aro beginning to fear tbey will have to limit themselves to vegetables and boiled eggs. It will bo a comfort for theso persons to bo assured by a com petent authority that they havo been worrying themselves unnecessarily. Prof. Wiley of tho Agricultural De partment, who has been helping tho Senate Commltteo on Food Adulter ants In Its Investigations, rebukes the alarmists who havo asserted that near ly all food products for salo In tho gro ceries are what they should not be. He says: "You may select a hundred samples of food, bought nt random lu tho public market, and you will find thnt hardly S per cent, of them nro adulterated." Ho says further that "thero Is llttlo or no adulteration of our staple articles of food. Take flour, sugnr, meat, nnd other staples, and they will not bo found to bo adulter ated." This Is a consolation. Tho Pro fessor does not deny that thero nre somo adulterations not all Injurious to health, however and he Is In favor of the enactment of a pure food law which shall prohibit the uso of harmful adul terants, and which sbnll glvo notlco to consumers wheu harmful ones aro used, so they may know they nro buy ing oleomargarine, for Instance, and not fancy they aro buying butter. An authorltatlvo assurance that 05 per cent, of food products Is beyond re proach ought to dispel tho fears of con sumers. When thoy mako a purcbaso the chances aro nluctecu to ono tbey will not bo cheated. Tho odds aro not so much In their favor In tho horso market or at a primary election. There are other Bill Anthonys. Brave men who have faced dangers In flood and field, but flud tho everyday strug gle of llfo moro mcnuclng, moro trying tbau facing shot and shell. And there aro many men and women who have dono nothing moro heroic than to "keep up with tho procession" until now, but who feel discouraged nnd nro not suro of tho future. To all such It may be said that, however safe und easy our posterity may find the path of life, lu days to come when perhaps justice and order reign, the conditions to-day give a splendid opportunity for character-forming. For this cause wo should deem ourselves fortuunto that we live In an ago of stress and strife. For this reason wo should set ourselves stead fastly to our dully tasks, however hard Mark Tapley, ono of Dickens' clovcrcst crentlons, accepted every hardship and trial as an opportunity for gaining credit to himself for cheer fulness and helpfulness. That Is tho spirit In which wo can succeed. This Is tho ideal which wo can carry with us In dally life and conquer. Tho Whlto City of Chicago, llko tho Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia, gave to hundreds of thousands of peo ple some new Ideas of what art and taste can do for the embellishment of our surroundings and tho Increase of refinement. There has sprung up a wide and growing demand for "beauty In the city, In the street. In the bouse, nil In tha avtlntaa nf lt m ' m nH QlENNON. 8upc lor Judge. Schools of design have multiplied; so cieties of arts and crafts give annual exhibitions; nrtlsnns aspire to bo art ists; shop-windows shine with fair forms aud pleasing colors; many things thnt arc cheap arc also pretty; comeli ness nnd comfort meet In the furnish ing of lowly homes and In the attire of common people. For helpful Impulse nnd practical suggestion ws are deeply Indebted to other lands. First, to France, which wns long foremost In all the modes of elegance nnd adornment Next, to Jnpnn. whose decsratlon of pottery, screens nnd kakemonos, or hanging pictures, has merits far be yond the chhrm of novelty. Finally, from England, where the writings of Ruskln, the fine touches of Walter Crane, nnd most of nil, the genius of William Morris, have worked perva sively on the public mind, with nn In fluence which Is powerfully felt In America, especially along the many branched lines of household art. It Is easy to mako too much of mntcrlat en vironment ns a means of Improvement and happiness, but the world can never become too bcnutlful to match tho pos sible dignity of Its Inhabitants; and the things that arc lovely may be tho out ward signs of Inwnrd grace. All hall, therefore, to "the crusnde against ug llucssl" Tho success of the recent swindling schemes of Gotham should, lu tho opin ing of the Chicago Times-Uerald, check the smile that rises to the lips of the end of tho century mnn as he reads nf the gullible fools of tho past. Human credulity Is apparently as great ns ever. Nothing that Law conceived, no land fraud such as those thnt were satir ized by Dickens In "Martin Chuzzlo wit" sixty years ngo could be a grcater affront to common senso than tho pre posterous offers made by Miller nnd his tribe. Yet crowds Jumped ut them frantically, nnd, nlasl the greatest crowds wero furnished by Xow York herself. But It Is the story of something self. But It Is the story of something for nothing, which never has lost und never will lose Its charm for city or country. It Is the occasional success In speculation thnt Is tho Invariable bait of the tempter, nnd Miller nppenrs to have used It Judiciously. Ou no other ground can we explain the willingness even of tho guileless Gothamltes to take chnuccs with him. For 10 per cent, a week Is proof conclusive of fraud und humbug. It makes the swindle us clear us though tho meth ods of tho "syndicate" were fully ex posed. Equally certain also Is the de vious Intent of the gentlemen who promised to pay back three dollnrs for every dollar given him. Oue would think that ho might about as well huvo advertised himself as a contldeuco mnn nnd then asked for a contribution. But this philanthropist decamped with $700,000, two other tlnnuelers of the snmo sort with $150,000 each, and the trick was done In n few weeks. The necessity for some chango In foot-ball rules may bo sen when It Is uoted that lu proportion to men en gaged In action thero were more casu alties reported last fall from tho cam paign ou tho gridiron than from the war being waged In the Philippine Islands. Twenty-two men engago In n foot-ball gamo aud tho contest wages for au hour and a half. The casual ties In killed, wounded nnd disabled will average 20 per cent., which, wo believe, Is very much greater than have marked tho fierce and bloody battles of tho world's history. True, a man Is not killed In every game, but the death list, nevertheless, Is far teo heavy. As for broken limbs nnd noses ami ribs und collarbones, theso are but In cidents to the sport. A writer In tho Revlow ef Reviews gives this advice; "If yen savo a farm, keep It; If not, get em; for tho tlmo may como when the ftfialatlon of this country will bo largely divided into monopolists, dependents aad fann ers; and the farmer will be the most Independent of all men, and will be tbo saving power of our lustltatleaa." Wo venturo to say that It will Mt depend so much upon tho farm as veu tho fanner. It will always bo n puzsle te think ers that If 800 shots are nretf fer every person killed In war, why there la such a big percentage of loss, mat accl- dental shooting In the Inuittaff staaaa. SLi&H :& &tmS.u&&$l5iM M -MaV -l i rJ- ,, t&s.