OCR Interpretation

The Lamar register. [volume] (Lamar, Colo.) 1889-1952, July 06, 1904, Image 2

Image and text provided by History Colorado

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063147/1904-07-06/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

The queen of Ho'.land is said to he
an enthusiastic farmer. Luckily
can afford it.
The goat is a wonderful animal.
Think of the things it eat 3 and tt ■
rich milk it gives.
It would be something of a calamity
Jf one of those floating mines should
strike the sea serpent.’
A New Jersey bridegroom fainted a:
the altar the other day, but it is not
recorded that he “got away."
When a woman Is mad clear
through sometimes you can tell it by
the extra sweetness In her smile.
When you see a portrait of Mrs.
Eliaa. that octoroon adventuress ol
New York City, you wonder still more.
If space is scarce they can desig
nate Just as well by printing the name?
of the two opposing generals, Patkin
and Kl.
Another trouble about educating the
girl* Is that they get too wise to put
up with man's rules for the regulation
of wives.
Sea serpents come in striped effects
this summer. Proprietors of resorts
will have to repaint their old serpents
•or Jose trade.
Georgia farmer cured of rheumatism
'by a stroke of lightning. Physicians
are. now trying tc cure him of the
•stroke of lightning.
» If King Edward does attend the Ox
ford-Cambridge-Harvard-Yale games
the Yankee college boys will' win or
snap a tendon trying. f
Never mind if it is an old Joke
When anybody asks you: “Do you
think It is going to clear up?" reply
languidly: “It always has."
, !
A western man committed suicide (
‘because he could not guide his auto
.mobile. Most men guiding automo
biles to commit homicide.
Troubles never come singly. On the !
contrary, they come in packages, and
the bigger the package a man tries
to carry the more trouble he has.
Did it require an appalling catas- 1
trophe to teach inspectors that a few .
pounds of rotten cork tied up in rotten
canvas do not make a “life preserv
The enapejof of Korea still has hi*
crown on reasonably straight, hut his
.fears intensify that the rough-house
proceedings all around him will Jar it ;
The Boston Globe reminds us that J
“'Dammet" is Swedish for dust. Ii I
may relieve your feelings some 01
those windy,, dusty days to speak !
The suggestion that families ought
•to keep goats should be enthusiastic ■
'ally received. With a goat in the
house every man could he his own se
cret society.
The decision of the treasury depart j
■ment thnt pigeons are birds and'not:
poultry seems to be In line with a do
clsion promulgated some time ago bj
the late Noah Webster.
The next time a member of the Goo
let family gets married It might be
well to avoid the mob by having the
ceremony in a submarine boat or on
a coral reef somewhere.
“Quite frequently* this year's June
bride is last year's^ street girl gradu
ate,” says the Boston Globe. But alas j
for poor mama! The same frock will j
never do for both events.
The Italian now in the Connecticut j
state's prison on a life sentence who
prefers to remain there to being par
doned and - sent hack to Italy must
have left-bis country for his country's
No-Vacation Russell Sage should
write a letter of appreciation of Judge
Miller of Mississippi, who says that
high wages cause idleness, because
men do not have to work all the time
lor a living.
A New York worgan who was worth
$75,000 died the other (lav and left
her husband only $5 because he hadn't
kissed her for nearly seven years. Per
mitting the heart to grow old doesn't
always pay.
According to a new encyclopedia,
poverty is caused by four things—
drink, inefficiency and shiftlessness,
crime and a fondness for roving. One
other cause that might be mentioned
is a lack of money.
A Ixis Angeles woman wants a di
vorce from her husband because he
brought snakes Into the house. If the
divorce la granted on this ground, it
will constitute a sweeping and unex
pected victory for the W. C. T. U.
A Philadelphia chemist claims to
"have discovered a process whereby lie
can reduce the price of radium from
$10,000,000 to less thanff.Ql',ooo a
pound. With meat and almost every
thing else soaring skyward .ttfis must
he welcome news to the struggling
Brig. Gen Charles L. Cooper, re
cently appointed by the War Depart
ment to serve as aide and military ad
viser on the staff of Governor Peabody,
has reported for duty. General Cooper
formerly commanded at Fort Lagan
and was retired from act live service
three*months ago on account of age.
State Engineer L. G. Carpenter re
ports that the reservoir of the Denver
Union Water Company at Lake Chees
man now contains 155 feet of water.
This is the greatest quantity of water
that has ever been in the reservoir, it
being fifty-seven feet higher than at the
same time last year. Sufficient water
is said to he on hand to run the city of
Denver for several years. The water
comes within fifty-seven feet of the top
of the dam.
George A. Richardson of Roswell.
New Mexico, who has been appointed
by the United States Supreme Court
to take testimony in the Kansas-Col
orado litigation over the waters in the
Arkansas river, has been conferring
with the attorneys on both side* of the
case. He announces that the taking
of evidence in the suit will begin July
15th at a place not yet selected. The
hearing will not be finished before
May 15th of next year. Kansas. Colo
rado and the federal government will
want to present testimony.
A copy of the Ceylon, India. Observ
er. of May 17. 1904. has been received,
containing an interesting account of
the travels of Dr. Francis Ramaley.
professor of biology In the State Uni
versity of Colorado. He has arrived at j
Terademiya from Java and intends |
making a stay of three months so as
to take advantage of the great oppor- '
tunity offered by the royal botanical
Ardens for the study of seedlings. Dr. ;
Ramaley has been making similar hot- 1
acical investigations in Japan and
Java, according to the Observer, and
has also studied seaweeds, especially
those of the North Pacific ocean. He
is globe trotting in the Interest of the
university and is gathering valuable
specimens for his and other depart-'
ments on the way. i
The game and fish department has
completed the taking of fish spawn
from the native trout at Emerald lakes
and placed in the hatcheries as fol
‘lows: The new hatchery' at Durango
2.000,000 eggs; Denver hatchery. 320,-
000 eggs; Gunnison hatchery, 320.-
000 eggs; Emerald I-akes Hatch- 1
ery, 800.000 eggs. This work has
been successfully done under the
supervision of W. E. Patrick, sup
erintendent of the Durango hatchery
The department has now In hatcheries
at Durango. Emerald lakes. Gunnison
and Denver, from the rainbow trout.
2.320,000 eggs, and from the native
trout. 3.440.000 eggs, or a total of 5.
760,000 eggs, with Steamboat Springs
hatchery yet to be filled, where will be
placed 1.500.000 eggs of native trout
taken from Trappers' Lake.
Where is Sunflower valley? On this
question hinges the proposition ol
sinking an artesian well, for which
purpose the last Legislature appropri-1
ated $5,000. In an indefinite way the ,
people of Las Animas county know !
that Sunflower valley is about twelve
miles from Trinidad, but how big is It.'
how long and how wide? Some say it
covers a little stretch of about twe j
miles; others say it is fully six mile* 1
long Until the people came to some
agreement the well cannot be sunk j
It has long been held that there is ar.
artesian basin under the particulai
portion of Las Animas county so in |
definitely described as Sunflower val ,
ley. and as the people living in that
vicinity could use it very nicely foi
drinking water if for nothing else. the
state was asked to appropriate, which |
it did to the extent of $5,000. Th«
money is ready and now the only thing
in the way is the question as to what
portion of the valley the well shall b« 1
located in. The matter has caused
considerable agitation, but State En
glneer Carpenter, who has just re
turned from a visit there, states that
an agreement will undoubtedly b<
reached in the near future and th«
wort then proceed.—Denver Repub
If the work of R. E. Esteb of Boul
der is found to be correct, and if the
courts of the state uphold the conten- j
tlons which will be made by him ot
behalf of the city and county of Den- |
ver. the city and county will be rich- i
er by some $3,000,000. Mr. Esteb re- ;
cently submitted to Treasurer Eldei j
of the city and county a list of the ,
names of persons who are said to bav« |
'had their assessments on persona
property omitted since 1800. Mr. Estet
was appointed by the old Board ol ,
[ County Cimmissioner? for the purpose
' of looking into the omitted assessments
! from 1890 to 1900. The list includes the .
names o£ some of the most prominent
people in the city. Treasurer Elder
will make an effort to collect the
amounts which it is claimed are due. i
Suits will be instituted. If necessary. ;
Esteb is to get twenty per cent, of the
taxes collected. It was stated at the 1
court house that Mr. Esteb has engaged
legal talent to assist in the prosecution
of the claims against the parties
named. Notices will he sent out by the
treasurer to those named in the last ,
list submitted to the treasurer. It is
expected that the payment of the mon- I
evs asked will he protested and that
lawsuits will follow. It Is expected
that a number of legal questions will
arise If the case? are taken into the
courts. One is whether the statute of
limitations will run against the claim
of the city and county. Those who seek
to have the amounts paid claim that
taxes become perpetual liens on the J
personal property sought to be taxed. 1
Complaints are coming in at the of- j
flee of the state game commissioner '
that various fishermen are trespassing
on private grounds contiguous to pub-1
lie waters. Many farmers are protest-1
lng against this, and some of them, it
is believed, without occasion. “The
land owners should not get the idea
that they own the fish that swim
through their property in rivers and
creeks." said an official in the game
commissioner's office. "Neither must
fishermen think that because they
are allowed to fish in the streams that
they have a right to encroach upon
private grounds. There is just this
Imurli about it; during the open season
fishermen are at liberty to follow the
course of streams, both in them and
along the channels, but the limit must
be observed and the rights of land
owners respected.
Verdict of Coroner's Jury in Victor
Riot Case Charges Western Feder
ation of Miners With Inciting Riot
and Murder.
Cripple Creek. Colo.. July 2.—As a
result of the finding of the coroner's
jur>* which investigated the death of
Roecoe McGee and John Davis, who
came to their death during the riot ;n
Victor on the afternoon of June 6th,
Charles H. Moyer, president of tne
Western Federation of Miners, toge'b
er with some thirty-odd men, is
charged with murder and Inciting to
riot. Judge Louis Cunningham, sitting
in the District Court, yesterday fixed
the bonds of Charles H. Moyer and VV.
D. Haywood at SIO,OOO each. The
bonds of the others will be fixed at a
special session of the court later.
Eld ward Bell, sheriff of Teller coun
ty, this afternoon filed two direct in
formations in the District Court chang
ing forty-eight men with murder, con
spiracy to murder and assault to kill.
In the first complaint the men ar
rested are charged with the murder of
tvoscoe McGee. June 6th. and the de
fendants in this case are Charles H.
Moyer. William I>. Haywood. Char—s
Kennison. Sherman Parker. W. F. Da
vis. Patrick J. Hall. G. M. Hooten. Mike
Hannigan. William Johnson. W. E.
Haskins. A. M. Weir. William Welsh.
James Tedrow. J. R. Shoemaker. Clar
ence H. Say. Jack Pheby. Frank The
lan. D. Ted Mitchell, Jerry O'Brien.
Peter O'Neill. Tom Nolan. Lyman
Nichols. Mart F. Nichols. P. J. Murphy.
D. A. McCloud. Fred Minister. Thomas
Lloyd. F. H. Greff er. Peter Caleb r
wood. John Brogan. Nick Voyle, Wil
liam Voyle. Albert Bilat. D. A. Cam
eron. William Graham. J. R. Jen Its.
James Whalen. John C. Williams. J.
T. Lewis. L. J. Simpkins. James P.
Murphy. D. C. Copley. James Kirwin.
James A. Baker. John M. O'Neil.
Michael O'Connell. Fred Hosburn and
Frank Fielding.
The second information is filed ;
against the same parties and charges '
them with intent to kill one Fred 1
The verdict of the jury places the (
onus of the crime upon the Western j
Federation of Miners in the following
• The Jury further finds that upon
the 6th day of June. 1904. an armed j
body of men. being about ninety, mem- |
hers of the Western Federation of i
Miners, assembled in the city of Vic
tor. in said county, in the afternoon,
pursuant to a prearranged plan, un
derstanding and conspiracy, from dif- ,
ferent parts of said county, principal
ly the city of Victor, town of Goldfield. (
town of Independence and town of An-
The jury finds that Roscoe McGee
was shot and killed by Alfred Bilat
and that John Davis was killed by
William Boyle. In conclusion the ver- ,
diet says:
“We further find from the evidence
that the officials of the said the W< .
ern Federation of Miners are primar
ily responsible for the crimes commit
ted as aforesaid.’"
Galbraith Sentenced.
Denver. July 2.—A Central City dis
patch last night says: Aze! Day Gal
braith. the convicted murderer of his
wife, was sentenced by Judge De
France in the District Court at 5
o'clock this afternoon to die upon the
scaffold in October.
The sentence instructs the sheriff to
take the prisoner to Canon City within
three days' time to be delivered to the
warden of the penitentiary, where he
will be confined in solitary confinement
until the week of October 16th to Oc
tober 22nd. inclusive. Some time dur
ing that week, as designed by the war
den. he will be hanged by the neck un
til dead.
Galbraith received his sentence with
out flinching and in the fame stolid
manner which characterized him dur
ing the trial. Before leaving the court
room he shook hands with Judge De
France, District Attorney Thurman, his
attorney. W. C. Mathews, and a few
of his friends who had gathered, and.
though he looked serious, he smiled
as he shook hands with them before
being taken to his cell.
Chandler Acquitted.
Denver. July 2. —A News special from
Central City ia?t night says: Now that
the first trial in the Sun and Moon
dynamiting case is over, the tension
throughout the city and county is not
ed. Although there was not a very
large attendance at the trial of Chand
•’er. yet there was considerable inter
est taken in It. as was noticed this af
ternoon after the verdict of “not guiltv"
had been reached.
The jury was out twenty-one and a
half hours, retiring at 1:20 Thursday
afternoon. Although they stayed up
the greater part of last night, there
were eight for acquittal and four for
conviction until after breakfast this
morning, when one of the four broka
away. It was only an hour afterward
before the other three came into line.
Chandler left on the afternoon train
for Denver, where he has employment
at the Denver Omnibus and Cab Com
pany. and will remain there for a
month or so. He will then go to his
1 wife and children in LO3 Angeles.
Pushing for Eldora.
Denver. July 2.—"By December Ist
the Colorado & Northwestern will have
Its line to Eldora and we hope to have
trains running to that place.”
This is the way Col. S. B. Dick,
president of the road, summed up the
situation yesterday after examining
the construction work and starting ev
erything for the summer’s campaign on
the new extension. President Dick came
down from Boulder yesterday and
spent the day in conference with Vice
President Robert Law. In the evening
.Mr. Law returned to Boulder and Pres
ident Dick left for Glenwood Springs,
where he will be gone a week.
"A large amount of ties and bridge
material came to-day.” hr- said, "and
from now on the work will be pushed
as fast as men and money can push it.”
Daniel Emmett, the old-time min
strel, famous as the composer of
"Dixie.” died suddenly at Mount Ver
non, Ohio, June 28th. aged 86 years.
Syracuse College won the intercol
legiate beat race on the Hudson. Cor
nell second. Pennsylvania third. Colum
bia fourth. Georgetown fifth and Wis
consin sixth.
The total attendance at the St. Louis
World’s Fair for the week ending June
25th was 540,485, a gain of 65.000 over
the previous week and an average or
90,000 a day.
During the parade of a circus at
Findlay. Ohio, June 25th, four specta
tors. were prostrated by heat. Twelve
horses in the procession fe»* and seven
of the animals died.
The glove cutters’ strike at Glovers
ville. New York, proved to he a failure
and has been declared off after lasting
for six months. The strike was inaug
urated as a protest against the open
Secretary Hay has instructed General
Porter. American ambassador to Paris,
to thank the French government for its
services in assisting in the negotiations
for the release of PerdicarL, Raisuli's
American captive.
Mrs. W. N. MacMillan of St. Louis
reached uondon June 27th after
traversing Abyssinia at the head of her
own caravan. She is the first white
woman to cross Emperor Menelik's
country’ from west to east.
While the landlady of the Bell inn at
Totwell. England, was at dinner the
other day. an aerolite crashed through
the chimney, spun around the room
and exploded. Though the house was
considerably damaged the landlady es
Benjamin and Edwin Cosh key, broth
ere?. were electrocuted a few days ago,
at their home, near Wabank, Pennsyl
vania. while picking cherries, coming
in contact with a wire that fed the arc
lights and which ran uirough the
The Navy Department has been noti
fied that Grace Herreld. daughter of
Gov. Charles Herreld of South Dakota,
has been invited by the Union Iron
Works. San Francisco, to christen the
armored cruiser South Dakota, now
building at that place.
Attorney Samuel P. Hayden of
Washington Is now in England making
plans to bring Mrs. Florence Maybrick
to her home in America. It is expect
ed that she will be released from the
home of the Sisters of the Epiphany at
Truro some time in July.
The Supreme Court of Montana unan
imously held that the fair trials bill
enacted at special session of the Leg
islature: last December is constitutional.
The law was attacked in the case of the
Anaconda company against the Montana
Ore Purchasing Company, and much
litigation between the copper interests
is Involved.
A Philadelphia dispatch says that
4.000 more men will be discharged from
the Baldwin locomotive shop works
within the next few days. Six thou
sand have already been dropped from
the company’s service and the working
force will scon be reduced to 6,000
men. The greatest number ever em
ployed is abo»it 16,000.
Walter Scott of New York reported
to the police at Philadelphia that lie
had been robbed of $12,000 In gold
while on a Pullman car between Pitts
burg and Harrisburg. Scott said he
had been in Dawson City. Alaska, for
several years and acquired a fortune
there by mining. He thiak3 the money
was stolen while he was asleep.
What purports to be a well- founded
report from Ottawa Is that the terminus
for the Grand Trunk Pacific on the Pa
cific coast will beat Kitimat, B. C.. and
that the terminus will be officially
named In about three months. Hun
dreds of thousands of dollars were
spent In Port Simpson by speculators
who believed It woald kfc the terminus,
j A dispatch from Lisbon says that a
, punitive expedition is about to be dis
patched to Portuguese West Africa in
consequence of the threatening attitude
of the natives there. Since the revolt
of the Hereros tribe the native? of both
East and West Africa have been show
ing signs of insubordination, which
caused the government much uneasi
Mgr. Guida. apostolic delegate to the
Philippine islands, died at Manila June
26th of heart failure. Mgr. Guida was
rent to the Philippine islands two years
ago as the representative of the Vati
can In the negotiations with the Fili
pino commissioners for the sale of the
Friar lands to the American govern
ment. The sale was accomplished at
the price of $7,250,000.
Judge J. T. Debolt of the First Cir
cuit Court at Honolulu has sentenced
Jonah Kumalae. member of the Ha
waiian House of Representatives, and
E. H. Johnston, a lawyer, to imprison
ment for one year at hard labor for
conspiracy to defraud the territory
through the collection of fraudulent
vouchers for expenses incurred by the
House of Representatives.
The Navy Department awarded to
the battleship Oregon the trophy for
excellence in gunnery In the last an
nual target practice, for which the
ships of the navy have been in compe
tition. For the gunboat class it was
determined that the Dolphin is entitled
to the trophy, while the trophy for the
destroyer class goes to the John Paul
Jones of the Pacific squadron.
: The last report shows that the Non-
I conformists have half the churchgoers
in England and more than half the
Sunday school pupils the la?t year,
bringing them an increase of 28.000
communicants and C 3.000 scholars. The
Anglican Church possess 7.127,834
church sittings, with about '5.000,000
attendants. The free churches have 8.-
000.000 sittings, with about 5,500,000 at
The German government ha= decided
to send a warship to Port Au Prince.
Haytl. after having agreed with the
Freneh government that a simple apol
ogy was not sufficient reparation on the
part of the government of Hayti for
the recent stoning of the French and
German ministers by the palace guard
{at the Haytian capital. What form of
(expiation the two governments will de-
I mnnd is not yet known, but Germany
has decided to act harmoniously with
| City Built by the Self-Styled Prophet
j Gives Him a Magnificent Reception
on Hia Return from a Tour of the
Chicago. July 1. —After a trip which
covered the earth. John Alexander
Dowie arrived here yesterday and went
1 out to Zion, where a notable welcome
was accorded him. There were no
cheering followers here to meet him.
He had sent word ahead that be would
not soil his feet with the dust of Chi
cago. He remained in his private car
while it was switched to the Chicago &
Northwestern depot, where it was at
tached to a train for the Dowie settle
ment at Zion City, Illinois.
Beside Dowie sat his eon. Gladstone
Dowie, and a young woman. Mrs.
Dowie was not visible.
Though many residents of Zion were
busy all night making the finishing
touches in the preparations for the ar
rival of Dowie. the entire place was
astir early yesterday. The streets were
decorated with flags and bunting. They
had been rolled and sprinkled and all
the stores were closed. Aside from a
triumphal arch, the Tabernacle was the
chief object of decoration. Here Zion
flags, blue and gold with a cross in the
center, flourished in the breeze in large
numbers. Higher up was the “Union
Jack” of England and surmounting all
was a huge American flag.
The “Arch of Triumph.” situated
near Elijah avenue, was made of imita
tion blocks of atone. Each block bore
the name of a city that Dowie had vis
ited in his travels. Black letters de
noted the cities where Dowie has been
received, while the names of the cities
that had spurned him showed in glow
ing red. The red-lettered cities were
San Francisco. Sydney, Melbourne,
Adelaide, London.
At the sound of a whistle the entire |
population spent two minutes In silent
devotion and were then given six min- j
utes in which to assemble for a proces- |
sion that was to greet Dowie.
Ten companies of Zion City Guards
of seventy men each formed in line,
while the so-called “Restoration host,”
3.500 strong, lined up at the Taber
nacle. At the arch the guards met the
JDowiette senior and junior choirs, robed
in surplices. The march to the depot
was taken up. the other residents fall
ing in behind.
Upon the arrival of the train at Zion
City Dowie's carriage, a victoria,
trimmed with carnations, ferns and
smilax. conveyed the "Doctor" and his
chief “overseer” at the head of the
procession to the arch, the Zion City
brass band furnishing the music. At
the arch ten little girls stepped forward
robed in white, with blue badges across
their breast bearing in gold letters the
names of ten of the principal coun
tries which Dowie had visited.
The children carried large bunches of
roses which they threw over Dowie and ,
his party, and then unlocked the gates
of the arch, handing over to Dowie the
Jtey which on his departure he had.
given to the chief overseer. Addresses I
were then made by Dowie. his wife j
and Gladstone Dowie. The white-,
robed choir sang an anthem and Dowie
went into retirement to receive reports ;
from his lieutenants.
Educational Association.
SL Louis. July 1. —“The Educational
need of the South" was the subject of !
an address before the National Educa- j
tional Association by John Herbert j
Phillips, superintendent of schools.;
Birmingham. Alabama, who declared I
that outside a dtizen cities in the,
South there can be found to-day but j
few men and few women who have re
ceived even a part of their training in j
the public schools. The primary need
of the South to-day. he said, was a
more liberal infusion of the spirit of
true democracy, as represented, by
Jefferson 100 years ago: the realiza
tion of the American ideal which opens
wide for every child. If whatever race
or color, the door of opportunity. Con
tinuing. he said: “While the South is
not indifferent to the problem of ne
gro illiteracy, she has reached the de
liberate conclusion that her greatest
and most serious problem is the Illit
eracy of her native white population.
While the Southern states have only
twenty-four per cent, of the total wnite
population of the United Spates, they
have sixty-four per cent, of all the
white Illiterates over ten years of age
ia the country-”
later E. B. Bryan, former superin
tendent of education In the ' Philip
pine islands, talked on education In
the Philippines. Mr. Bryan spoke of
thd great results accomplished in an
educational way by the United States
in the past three years, saying that
no less than 300.000 natives in the
Philippine archipelago now speak and
write the English language.
Z. X. Snyder, president of the State
Normal School. • Greeley. Colorado,
spoke on “Our Educational Creed.”
Denver Physician Murdered.
Denver, July 1. —The death of Dr.
Seymour T. Jareckl, assistant county
physician, occurred yesterday morning
under most mysterious circumstances.
The doctor lived with his wife and
two children at 2300 Ogden street and
was one of the best known of the Jew
ish physicians of Denver.
Early yesterday morning he went
alone to his home, having left his wife
and children at the residence of
friends. A few minutes after 4 o’clock
two pistol shots were heard, and short
ly thereafter the dead body of Dr. Ja
recki was discovered lying very near
the back door of the kitchen. Beside
the body lay Jarecki's revolver. There
was a bullet hole in the screen, which
accounted for one of the shots. A bul
let had passed through the young doc
tor's heart and had lodged in his spine,
producing instant death.
To the authorities the case is a puz
zle as yet unsolved. The tragic death
of Dr. Jarecki. considered in connec
tion with a vicious assault of which
he was the victim some months ago.
has aroused much speculation, and
while there are theories advanced that
he ended his life with his own hand,
yet the preponderance of evidence, his
friends declare, goes to show that he
was stricken down by a murderer.
Good Intentions Do Not Excuse
Usurpation. —Officials Should Be
Held to Constant Accountability.
New Haxen. Conn.. June 30.—1 n his
address before the Yale law school sen
iors, ex-Secretary of War Elihu Root
spoke on “Some puties of American
Lawyers to American Law.”
i "in all the field of the law regulat
( ing the relations of citizen* to each
, other,” Mr. Root said in the course of
| his address, "the proper function of the
lawyer ia to promote national progress;
! to maintain stability against all fads
and crude innovations and at the same
time to keep the development of the
law moving with equal step abreast of
the progress of the age. satisfy the
moral sense of the time and meeting
the changing conditions of human life
and activity.
“There is one general chance of our
system of government which is essen
tial and which it is the special duty of
lawyers to guard with care—that is the
observance of limitations of official
“There Is a constant tendency to ig
nore such limitations and condone the
transgression of them by public offi
cers, provided the thing done is with
the good motives from a desire to serve
the public. Such a process, if general.
Is most injurious.
“If continued long enough it results
In an attitude of personal superiority
on the part of the great officers which
is inconsistent with our institutions, a
destruction of responsibility and inde
pendent judgment on the part of the
lower officers, and a neglect of the hab
it of asserting legal rights on the part
of the people.
“The more frequently men who hold
great power in office are permitted to
override the limitations imposed by
law upon their powers, the more diffi
cult it becomes to question anything
they do; and the people, each one weak
in himself and unable to cope with
powerful officers who regard any ques
tioning cf their acts as an affront, grad
ually lose the habit of holding such of
ficers accountable and ultimately prac
tically surrender the right to hold them
“Constant accountability of public of
ficers for strict observance of the lim
its imposed by law and customary and
undoubting assertion of the private
right of the citizen to have no power
exercised over him except in strict ac
cordance with the letter and the spirit
of the law—these are the essential con
dition? of free government and person
al independence.
“The officers exercising power not
conferred by law may in a particular
case destroy no man’s property nor re
strain his liberty, but it weakens the
title to every man’s property and in
jures every man's liberty, because it is
one step in a process which, if contin
ued. would be destructive of our free
“Abundant evidence that our people
have not become indifferent to the nec
essary limitations is furnished by the
frequency with which political oppon
ents Impute disregard of them to pub
lic officers. The charge is often un
founded and often made upon slight
foundation with great exaggeration.
But the fact that it is made shows that
political leaders recognize that If they
can make the people believe that a
public officer ha? usurped power he will
he condemned without regard to his
“The cry of emperor, czar and man
on horseback are but extravagant ap
peals to an instinct which ought to ex
ist. and happily does exist, among us,
against submission to unlawful author
ity. however trifling may be the exer
cise and however beneficial its despot
“The extravagance and lack of foun
dation for many of these appeals, how
ever. involve the danger leet the cry
of wolf should be heard so often that
men will become incredulous and in
different and turn a deaf ear to state
ments and proofs of real encroach
ments. made with moderation and not
for political effect, and that thus indis
criminate and unfounded charges
against the innocent shall serve as a
protection to the really guilty.
“No one is so well fitted as the law
yer to ascertain the true limits of of
ficial authority, and no one can do so
much as he to form public ; opinion re
garding this class of questions, upon
the lines not for partisan political ad
vantage. but of independent and im
partial Judgment.”
Will Investigate Colorado.
Washington. June 30.—Acting com
missioner of Labor Hanger has an
nounced that some time ago Commis
sioner Wright had detailed a special
agent to visit the scenes of the labor
troubles in Colorado and make an In
vestigation. It is understood that this
was done at the direction, of Presi
dent Roosevelt
Mr. Hanger declined to give the
name or location of the special agent
as if his Identity were known it would
interfere with his work. The bureau
desires to have him view the situation
as a disinterested spectator and take
notes and make a report.
If necessary, other special agents
will be sent to Colorado to assist the
agent now there.
The investigation may last for sev
eral months, as it is the intention of
the bureau to go to the very beginning
of the trouble to endeavor to ascertain
exactly what the difficulties are and
the causes leading to them.
Coin-in-Slot Turnstiles.
St. Louis, June 30.—Gates at the
World’s Fair have been equipped with
electric coin control turnstiles which
obviate the necessity of purchasing
tickets by visitors and result In 'saving
much time when crowds are entering
the grounds.
Seventy-five machines have been put
in operation. Now All one has to do
is to have the.admission fee. The turn
stile *lll do the rest. The machines
work admirably and It is probable g
that the scheme will he adopted at "
concessions where a fixed fee Is
charged for admission.

xml | txt