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6 Tim Omaha Daily Bee . nOSKWATKU. KUITOR. I'tTBLlSHED EVKRY M'lHNINQ. TERMS OF SPBNOUPTION. rall Be iwlthnut Kiindnv), One Year M .no IhII Pw and Sundav. One Year iW Illu"irsted Hen. ore Year Sunday Bee, One ye ,r J-JJ R-itunley He. One Year J V Twentieth Century Farmer. One Tear.. 1.00 DEMVEKKD H Y CARRIER. Tnlly I'ee (without H-in!ayi, per apy... 5c Imlly Bee (without "undnyi. per week...lIo Iuliy Bee (Including dundayj, per week.li-J FiimIsy Pee, per ropy J7 Fvrnlns Bee without Sunday), per week. Be Kvenln Bee (including Sunday), p-r week ' - roruplstnts of Irregularity In delivery should be addresoed to City Circulation I'e r (irtment. . OFFICES riTHhn-The Bee Building, flouth Omans-dlv Hall Building. Twenty-fifth (ind M streets. Council BlufT in I'earl Street. hlcaro imo T'nlty Building. New Tork 23?S Park Row Building. Washington WVI Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. 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Hl.iHO j4 .i.o:o '".'"! 34.3 40 M 81.4IM) !7 81.T20 2ft aT.OHO a 31.030 Total 8TT.HO Ms unsold and returned coptea.... P. Ket total sales W17.4T3 fcet average sales 2,9ia GEO. B. TZSCIU'CK. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before ms this 1st day of March, A. D., 1904. M. B. HUNOATE. iBeal) Notary Public. If you see a hat on the sidewalk, don't fall to kick It. The way to move real estate up Is to keep taxes down. There are April fool Jokes and Jokes end sometimes the Joke on one man Is Joy for another. March, 1904, seems In some way to Jifive succeeded pretty well In sandwich lug Its Hon and lamb propensities. The Ohio river went the emperor of lAustrls several hundred persons better rhen It came to washing feet on Maundy Thursday. To Judge by the recent reports from Beoul, Corenns are not to be regarded telllgereuts by Husslii unless found with firms In their lunula. Perhaps after all the man from Maine was projected into the arena as a buffer to make the selection of thi man from Kansas more palatable. f lower lumber prices produce a bigger aggregate of building permits the fight among the local lumber dealers will be no great calamity. As .the Chinese army Increases Its Strength on the northern border, Russia becomes more and more Impressed with the danger of the "yellow peril." By the way decorations are being fconferred by the czar one Is led to won der what he will consider to be due Ilia first officer whose force wins a lctory. It will be noticed that the Illinois tonvict who selected the name of a statesman under which to be sentenced gild not pick that of J. Ralph Burton 0t Kansas. It Is greatly to be feared that after the rebuff he has received In his fight ver the Bennett will, Colonel Bryan m ill be In no mood to acquiesce In a com promise anywhere. , " If it had been suspected that Governor Jlulley would have a United States sen Btor to appoint the slump to Hoch as his successor in Kansas might not have been so unanimous. Coal miners of Iowa and Illinois may e wiser after they have lost a sum iner's work. John Mitchell generally knows when a strike Is Justifiable and he opposes this one. It la to be hoped the pleasant rela tions between the wooden nutmeg state and Nebraska will not be severed by the decision of the New Haven Judge In the Bennett will case. A lot of people have subscribed to the Auditorium fund several times, but there are also a whole lot more who ought to contribute who have not subscribed at alt It la time for them to step to the front It is strange that the most serious objection the democratic party has found to the candidacy of General Miles Is that upon one very Important occasion he did his full duty as an officer of the United States army. Tb distress of the World Ileruld about the railroad assessment Is always acute when republican state officials are to make the assessment and always care fully smothered wheu demo-pop officers liave to face the music. It Is easy enough to figure out the money the scavenger law ought to bring Into the county treasury, but no one (would want to put up a bond to guar antee that the money will come In in ven half the amount. -i If the promoters of the Boer war en terprise at the St. Louis exposition would provide a "little Eva" act, show ing the harmony between Boer and Brttoe. General Pelarey might ap( ob TIf DEMOCRATIC SITVATIVlt. There Is little In the presort situation lo ciicourngp dt'inftf-rat to hope for suc cess In the coming presidential election. In a recent Interview Mr. William K. Hnrrlty of ppniiMylvnnlu. who whs chalr mnu of the democratic iiHtional commit ter when Mr. Cleveland was last elected, fmnkly admitted that he did not find the outlook of his pnrty as hopeful ns it ought to lm. "There Is no leadership to stir our fighting spirit," he declared; "we have no Issues sharply enough defined to arouse Interest In tensely In the coming campaign." lie did not think that the trusts and the tariff ns Issues would awoken much en thusiasm, for the reason that most men are employed and are receiving satis factory remuneration for their work. This observant and candid democrat evidently realizes, . what many of his party do not, that the democracy can Justly claim no credit for anything that has been done relative to the trusts, but on the contrary made no use of the one opportunity the party had to show In a practical way the sincerity of Its professed hostility to Industrial and capitalistic combinations. It cannot ex pect, therefore, that the people will have any confidence In promises It may make on this question In the coming campaign. Bo In regard to the tariff Mr. Harrity shows an astuteness not common to his fellow partisans in say ing that with labor generally employed and receiving satisfactory remuneration an attack on the policy that Insures employment to labor will not awaken much enthusiasm. The worklngmen of America huve shown very conclusively that they are not hostile to the prin ciple of protection to our Industries and a great many of them have not forgot ten the distress brought upon them by the tariff tinkering under the last dem ocratic administration. It Is an Interesting fact in the situa tion that the so-called conservative wing of the demrtcracy wants a candidate for president who will have the support of the trust magnates a man as to whom the combinations can be assured that he will not be. If elected, partic ularly diligent or zealous in requiring them to comply with the laws and pun ishing them If they do not. Tills ele ment Is planning with reference to a generous campaign fund to be contrib uted by the combinations and corpora tions which are hostile to Theodore Roosevelt. The radicals, on the other hnnd, unqualifiedly avow a "trust-busting" policy and there Is reason to be lieve that they are sincere. At any rate they cannot fairly be accused of any Intrigue or dalliance with the forces and Influences to which the party gen erally professes hostility. Meanwhile it is difficult to determine which of the two factions has at this time the better of the situation. It ap pears probable that Judge Parker, who Is supposed to stand with the conserv atives, though nothing Is definitely known regarding his views on any pub lic question, will have the , New York delegation to the St. Louts convention. In that event he will be the strongest cnndldate for the nomination, but the radicals, with Hearst as their leader, promise to make a much stronger show ing In the national convention than was thought possible a month or two ago and may be able to dictate the candi date, especially In the event of the "two thirds rule being maintained. It Is an Interesting situation for the student of politics and undoubtedly will become more so as the date of the national con vention approaches. rOMBBTI.IO RUSSIAN KXitlTY. The semi-official newspaper at St. Petersburg Is a vigilant and persistent enemy of this country and has been do ing all It can to create sentiment in Russia hostile to the United States. A short time ago It referred to our govern ment as the real foe of Russia screened behind Japan, remarking that "when Great Britain has quite gone over to the United States the rest of Europe will realize the urgency of united action against America." Its latest screed Is In the same spirit, asserting that this country Is the common rival of both F.ngland and Japan and implying that the United States Is aiming at obtain ing the mastery of the Pacific ocean, to the detriment of other nations and par Jlcularly of England. It declared that "sooner or later the European countries will recognize that America Is their mutual enemy" and suggested that Russia and England should combine to safeguard their Interests. There would be no importance in all this if It were not for the fact that the St. Petersburg publication Is under stood to reflect the feeling of those high in the administration of Russian affairs. MsslhIy even of the czar himself. It Is this that gives significance to Its ut terances and causes them to make an Impression upon the European mind which the ordinary newspaper could not make. In view of this It Is Impossible to believe, notwithstanding the friendly assurances that have come from Russia and from her diplomatic representative at Washington, that there is not a very bitter feeling of enmity toward the United States In official circles at St. Petersburg. It Is needless to say that our government has done nothing to warrant this feeling. American popular sympathy is with Japan, perhaps even more strongly now than before the war, but the course of the government has been absolutely fair and impartial and will so continue to the end. This all Europe knows and It Is not likely to be greatly Influenced by Russian attacks uion this country. One of the first problems the new superintendent of schools will be re quired to meet will be the reorganization of the High school, which has become top-heavy and sway-backed by having its pay roll loaded .up with the sisters. cousins and aunts of former school board members and politicians with a pull. teCQ&lagle Aft J$fipx)ft Jbtf are jaera square pegs In round holes In the High school than In all the rest of our public school system. A UWD KT.Px.lRT RfCUItD. While domestic trade for several months past has ifot been so active us during the corresponding period a year ago, the statistics regarding the exports of manufactures make a highly satisfactory showing. Those for Feb ruary were greater In value than In any preceding February and formed also a larger per cent of the total exports. It Is also noted that for the eight months ending with Februury the total manu factures exceeded the total In the cor responding period of any earlier year. It Is pointed out that the fiscal year 1900 was the banner year In exports of manufactures from the United States, but from present indications the fiscal year 1904 will show an even larger total of manufactures exported. This Is n condition which is especially gratifying In the fact It demonstrates that notwithstanding the efforts of for eign manufacturers to head off Amer ican competition our manufacturers are not merely holding their own but mak ing gains In the world's markets. A good deal has been said from time to time about the necessity of buying in order to sell and while there Is un questionably something In the proposi tion, yet It Is seen that while our im ports In recent months have not been Increasing there has been a consider able gain In the exports of manufac tures. This fact would also seem to confute the assertion constantly made by the enemies of protection that the tariff law is a hindrance to our export trade. Indeed the experience of the lost four or five years Is very con clusively adverse to that proposition. It Is evident that American manu facturers have never been more active and energetic than they are at pres ent in seeking markets for their sur plus products and certainly never more successful. It Is noteworthy that within the last eight years the value of do mestic manufactures exported has doubled. pat as roi: go. The Real Estate exchange has done much good work for Omaha taxpayers, but the position to which It has com mitted Itself In opposition to the fund ing of the county debt by n low-rate bond Issue will scarcely commend itself to the rank and file of taxpayers. It Is conceded by the Real Estate ex change that the county has for a num ber of years post carried a very large floating debt, which compels it to make all purchases on the credit system and compels it to issue warrants bearing 7 per cent interest. In other words, it Is admitted that the county has constantly kept one year behind In Its payments and therefore pays from 5 to 25 per cent more for what it has to buy, while at the same time paying 7 per cent on evi dences of Indebtedness Issued in the shape of warrants. It is admitted that It would be very desirable that the County 'should be placed on a strictly cash basis, but it Is argued that this is not the time to try the experiment, be cause there Is a good prospect of paying the floating debt through the collection of back taxes under the scavenger law. In support of this fallacious assump tion figures upon figures are piled up without the remotest guaranty that the collection of back taxes will pay even one-fourth of the floating county debt, which is estimated in round figures at $ri25,000. While there Is no doubt that the scavenger law will In due course of time possibly two or three years bring about the cleaning up of the delinquent tax list, the most liberal estlmnte of the amount collectible this year does not exceed. $.r0,000, so far as the county Is concerned. It was to have been expected that the proposed refunding of the county's float ing debt would meet with strenuous op position from every dealer In county warrants, but we cannot comprehend why anyliody representing the Interests of the real estate owners should want to continue the system that has every thing to condemn and nothing to com mend It. What the taxpaylug citizens of Omaha need above till things Is n system of financiering that will do away with the issue of irredeemable warrants and make every voucher Is sued by the city,, school board or county payable on presentation at the treas urer's counter. Former Senator Pettlgrew of South Dakota has resurrected himself long enough to denounce the state and na tional policies of the republican party, Pettlgrew was one of those who bolted McKlnley in 18!K5 on the pretense that the republican party had departed from its traditional policy with reference to free silver coinage, while pledging fealty to all Its other principles, ret tigrew reached his level long ago. The Iowa legislature is being lm portGned to launch the state Into the consumption sanitarium business. It will not take long for the promoters of this benevolent project to come across the Missouri river and attack the Nebraska legislature. Nebraska, however, has Just now more state Institutions than It needs, to say nothing of more than it can comfortably support. Johnny Matter's friends are becoming quite anxious over his peculiar behavior since he was unhitched from his official position. An explanation surely Is in order and if the typewriter is lncapact tated, they would be willing to try at deciphering ordinary pothooks and dashes-provided he supplies plenty of dashes. The Fryanlte organ of these parts ap proviugly quotes the Lincoln News, very candid republican paper. Inasmuch as the News is reputed to be edited by a former secretary of William Jennings Bryan, Its candor, from the republican point ot jlewt wou,ld baya to go Brpul a strainer before passing as gospel truth. South Dakota democrats have In structed for Hearst, first, last and all the time, and afflnned the principles of democracy as enunciated by Jefferson, Jackson and Bryan. They could not have done much more, except, possibly, to read G rover Cleveland out of the party once more. ' Former Judge Sullivan Is becoming quite brash In making unseemly charges against the supreme court In bis briefs on appeal cases. When Judge Sullivan was on the bench a mild newspaper criticism of the court was enough to bring on a big fine for contempt. A Hooaler that Was. Indianapolis News. Senator Joseph Ralph Burton was an Indtanlan. Let the emphasis be strong on the "was," If you ploaae. Jndffe Parker Discreetly Silent. Minneapolis Times. One thing highly In Judge Parker's favor Is his discreet illencs concerning his pro posed nomination for the presidency. He has not Indicated In any way his willing ness to be a candidate, but sticks faithfully to his Judicial post. He Is not one who be lieves In taking a swim In the pool of poli ties with the Judlolai ermine as a bathing stilt A Doer of the Word. Louisville Post (dem.) The Montgomery Advertiser says "there was a time when Theodore Roosevelt posed as a reformer." Theodore Roosevelt Is a man who acts, not a man who poses. He does things and lets others talk about them. In office in New York, Albany and Wash ington he wus and Is a doer of the word. Until the opponents of the president rid themselves of false conceptions of the man their attacks will all fall. Admiral Dewey and the .Rroe. Philadelphia Press. The story widely circulated to the effect that Admiral Dewey did not land at Sun Domingo City when near there on the May flower, because he discovered that Morales, the preeident, wus a negro, la emphatically denied by the admiral. He knew before he started that the president of San Domingo was a colored man. He did not land because the Mayflower would have had to paes through a narrow stream over which the Insurgents were firing on that day. Tt would hnve been a needless and foolish rick, and was for that reason avoided. Admiral Dewey says that he has no prejudice against colored men. Cost of Great Wars. Boston Transcript. It cost France over 2,000,(KK a day to keep an army of 600,000 men In the field against the Germans. The Austrian econ omist, Shaffle, eight years ago declared that a war Involving the continental powers of Europe would cost France over $5,000,000 a day; Russia, 6,600.000; Germany, $5,000. 000, and Austria $8,000,000. The figures would probably be larger today and If made to Include Great Britain, the United States and China the expenditure for waste, destruction and death would aggre gate nearly $40,000,000 every twenty-four hours, or more than a million and a half an hour. , Money Paid In Pensions. Chicago Tribune. Several readers .have asked for Infor mation as to pension disbursements since the close of the wur. The following table gives by fiscal years the amount paid be tween July 1, 18G6. and June 30, 1903: 1S 115 6(6.000 185.. $ 5.1i'2.000 81)7 !W.i)3B.WW 1KMI...1 tu,-:u.iw 18118 23,782,000 1887 75,oy.OJ0 1888 SSU.&to.OiiO SH9 28.476,000 1870 28.340.01 1SS9 87,624,000 ISsW 106,936,0m) 18H1 124.415,000 1892 134.5s3.OlH) 2893 159,367.001 1894 141.177,000 18! 141,3!6,UU0 1896 139.4H4.0u0 141,13,000 1895 147,462,00) 18!)., 139.3f4.O0O 19n0 140.877. OX) 1901 139.323.000 1902 138.4RS.O00 19u3...' 137.T60,OjO 1871 34.443.0iiu 1872 2S,563,0Ot 873 ZS.aitf.OiJQ 1874 at.ow.ouo 1875 29.4.")6.(X 1876 28,257,000 877 27,93.0ui 1878 27,137.WM 1X79 35.121,000 1W 66.777.tM) 1881 50,059.000 1S82 B1.345.00U 1883.... 66.01 1.000 1884 55.419,000 It Is estimated that Commissioner Ware's policy will add between $15,000,000 and $60,. 000,000 a year to the pension expenditure. NO TH1IKAT TO PROSPERITY. Futile Attempts of Democrats to Create a Diversion. Baltimore American. Democrats both In and out of congress are doing their best to belittle the Impor tance of the Northern Seourltles decision and to make the people believe that the policy of the republican administration In dealing with the whole problem of the trusts Is thoroughly Insincere and un worthy of any confidence. This sentiment has been voiced In the house of repre sentatives by Williams, the democratic leader, who seems to consider the subject as one only worthy of Jest and not en titled to a moment's serious considera tion. He has even gone so far as to In quire whether the republicans Intended to use the merger decision as a theatrical political trick. Republicans can rest content. They hnve a right to claim all credit for the paxsage of the Sherman anti-trust law, under which this opinion was rendered, and the views of the majority of the su preme court of the United States are In Una with those of the administration and of all the party's leading statesmen. That the Sherman law Is perfect, none will claim, but It has blazed the way to legis lation and to legal opinions which are a permanent guarantee that there shall be no restriction of legitimate business, no repression of trade by combinations of capital formed with such ends In view. Democrats have quoted the words of Attorney General Knox that "this gov. ernmeut was not running amuck" against trusts generally, as an indication that all prosecution of the trusts would now halt and the government remain content with what has been accomplished, leaving other combines to continue their busi nesses as they sue fit. They know very well that this Is about as far from the truth as they could get. This administra tion has no Intention of going Into a reck less crusade against corporations of all kinds, many of which are keeping wholly within the law and the rights of which no one can call Into question. On the other hand. It will insist on observance of the law, as it now stands, by all the trusts, and those which, like the Northern Secu rities company, bade It defiance, will be called to account. There will not be the slightest disturb ance of the prosperity of the country. The republican policies of the last eight years having contributed In large meas ure to such prosperity there certainly will be no changes that might undo the good work of bringing order out of the chaos democrats left behind them. Republicans know exactly where they stand and ex actly what they want. They will Insist on such a regulation of the trusts that will make a dangerous monopoly Impossible, that will keep the way to legitimate com petition always open and that wfll make lSba ROtUD ABOPT MRW tOBK. Rlsnles on Camn mt Ufa In the Metropolis. It took a New Tork Jury less than two minutes last Monday to agree on a verdict for $75,000 against James N. Abeel for trif ling with the affections of Miss Eleanor K. Anderson. Abeel Is one of New Tork's "bloods." About the time Miss Ooelet mar ried the duke of Rocksburghe, Abeel repre sented himself to Miss Anderson as J. Ogden Goclet, Jr., and agreed to marry her last fall. Abeel did not defend the suit. Miss Anderson, dressed In black, appeared In court and testified that while she wns employed as telegraph operator at the Grand Union hotel, earning $100 a month, Abeel made her acquaintance under the assumed name of J. Ogden Ooelet, Jr. As the newspapers have told, she was Im pressed by his name and by a letter pur porting to be signed by J. B. Van Every, vice president of the Western Union Tele graph, In which "J. Ogden Ooelet, Jr.," was Introduced to all employes of the company. Then Abeel, who had sent her flowers and letters from the Waldorf, gave her a $100,000 check, which he afterwards got back from her, and proposed marriage. She ac cepted him, with the consent of her par ents, and 'the two went to see Father La velle at the cathedral rectory and made arrangements to be married on November 2. Abeel disappeared the next day, leaving his suit case at Miss Anderson's. This case was produced In court. It contained a shirt and other personal effects, and 100 'visiting cards Inscribed "J. Ogden Ooelet, Jr." The children of Thomas L. Watt, a mil lionaire horseman and banker of US Fifth avenue, entertained thirty of their society friends on one Friday afternoon recently at one of the most elaborate parties that have been given for little folk hereabout In many months. The affair was called an "Indiun luncheon." For the occasion the Wat mansion was transformed into an Indian "reservation," In which real redmen, Imported from the plains, presided and took charge of the children. Every child was dressed In In dian fashion, being clad In buckskins and bedecked with paint, powder feathers and beads. They presented a delightful picture as the diminutive "braves" and "squaws" assembled In the ballroom for a dance, which opened tho festivities. After the dance came the luncheon in the dining-room. Overhead was lattice work covered with vines, while about the walls a canvas cyclorama represented an Idaho plain. At one end was a tepee, with a real campflre and kettle suspended over it, and back of the Are est a real Indian ready to serve bouillon to the hungry guests. When the "warriors" and their "squaws" had entered In Indian file they squatted in a circle In the center of the room, and then one by one, entering a birch-bark canoe run on a trolley, they were propelled around the room until they reached the tepee. Here they were served with bouil lon In elaborate Mexican cups, and were provided with silver spoons etched with warlike. scenes. Then, with a hand-pnlnted paddle provided for the occasion, they pad dled back again. Ice cream was served In tiny canoes, fruit In odd Mexican Jars and cake In unique Indian dishes that had been procured In the far west. Each child was given his paddle and a cactus plant In an Indian pot for a souvenir. After the luncheon the children were ushered Into the main drawing-room, where each was provided with a bow and arrow and told to shoot at any one of a hundred presents suspended on evergreen trees In the miniature forest. To hit a present was to win It, and the tots soon proved them selves good marksmen. The old Brooklyn bridge Is oomtng to be regarded with something like veneration by New Yorkers. It has paid for Itself a thousand times, end It still nobly bears a weight of traffic five times greater than the designers promised. Three hundred and fifty thousand persons cross It dally; a hundred heavy trains such as were not dreamed of when the bridge was built are constantly crossing and recrosslng, and yet the old bridge stands the pressure without a tremor. A half mile up the river there Is a new bridge, costlier, heavier and designed to bear twice the weight the old structure does, but it does not give one-twentieth of the service afforded by the old bridge. When the new bridge was put In commis sion, about six months ago, there was a hope that it would relieve the old span of at least half of Its great burden, but up to date there has been no appreciable dimi nution In the crowds which surge around Park Row In the morning end evening hours. Before the new bridge comes Into Its fullest use It will be necessary to change the direction of travel for at least half of the population of Brooklyn, and this means a rearrangement of the street car lines, a matter which Is being agitated without great results up to the present time. In the meantime old New Yorkers feel like patting the Brooklyn bridge on the back. It Is doing Us work well, and for three years there has been no recurrence of the stories that It Is giving way to the tre mendous weight of traffic. Shamrock I, the challenger. Into which Sir Thomas Upton put $30,000. is being torn to pieces preparatory to going Into Junk dealers' hands. From time to time efforts have been made to sell the boat to private parties to be made over Into a pleasure boat, but, regardless of the fact that It was offered at ridiculously low prices, no sale was made. No one seemed willing to assume the ownership of a once racer, fearing. It would seem, that they would In a measure, be bound to always make some showing of speed. It was finally decided to break It up. A Newark (N. J.) firm paid $17,000 for the boat as It stood In the shipyard at City Island. Prob ably when the Darts are sold separately, much more than this amount will be real ised. Considerable aluminum was used In Its construction, and this material, even secondhand, should bring good prices. One of the pests of New Tork Is the scissors grinders. Most of these street mechanics go around blowing bugles or cornets, though Just why they announce their coming In this manner no one seems to understand, unless It Is that many of them come from the Austrian Tyrol, where horns are the order of tlie day for letting people know there's someone around. With true mountaineer energy these scis sors grinders get out bright and early In the morning, often trudging the streets by T or $ o'clock. Their rasping bugle notes, which arouse peaceful slumber, are not conducive to the proper spirit that should accompany morning prayers. A touch of nature often makes Judicial dignity unbend. A New York magistrate who is notoriously afflicted with autopbobla which Is to say that he always visits the limit of the law on speeders was sud denly cured when a young gentleman named William Gould was brought before him charged with exceeding the limit In running his machine. "What have you got to sayT" asked the Judge. "My baby was sick and I was hurrying for the doctor," said Mr. Gould. In two mlnutea the young roan was out In the sunlight. "The Judge told me he would do the same thing himself," he explained. A funny street scene occurred one after noon la Park Row. A motorman got Into an altercation with a cabman and the latter VICTOR WHITE 11M WU BUTus! SBiE j III I ni.il.il I -rnuaJ (3 Aflflcsxclk'S SSEXS his lever out of the socket, he threw It at the cabby. The heavy brass crank missed the cabman, but smashed a window In the vehicle and dropped Inside. The cabby saw his advantage at once. Whipping up his horse he quickly disappeared down the Bowery, leaving the motorman helpless to move his car. After fifteen minutes' oongestlon another car came along and bumped the helpless trolley back to the barns. T1IK IDEAL RAILROAD SEX ATOR, Short Discussion on the Rise and Fall of Barton of Kansas. WllllHm Allen White, editor of the Em poria Gazette, discusses In the Chicago Tribune the latest political tragedy In Kansas as follows: The conviction of United States Sena tor Joseph R. Hurton of a felony in con nection with his official conduct will sur prise no one in Kansas. Few of his sena torial associates will be even mildly aston ished. lturton'B character has been well known In Kansas for twenty years, and In the senate, while he has not been known so long, he has been shunned by the decent element there for two years, and his name has been written among the impossibles. For a dozen years before he went to Washington as a senator from Kansas he was a professional candidate for sena torial honors. He had served a term or two In the lower house of the state legis lature, where he openly solicited bribes and was charged dozens of times In the newspapers of the state with being a bood ler without the slightest resentment upon Burton's part. Time and again perfectly reputable and financially responsible news papers have charged Burton with violating every obligation of life, social, moral, po litical and financial, and he made no at tempt to bring these newspapers to the bar of Justice. His most ardent enemies promised nothing more for him when he was elected to the senate than that he would reform. Ills election was due to the influence of railroads In state politics. Every local at torney for the Rock Island, the Missouri Pacific, the Santa Fe and the Union Pa cific who had any Influence was at Topeka working for Burton. Peremptory orders came out of Chicago and St. Louis In the campaign which ended with Burton's elec tion demanding that local Kansas railroad lawyers support Burton or lose their places. A railroad has a right In politics for de fense, but the railroads' campaign for Bur ton was not defensive, but offensive. It was a war of conquest. Before Burton had been senator six months he had alienated President Roose velt by recommending Improper men for federal office. Ills candidates were Ig nored and the men whom President Mc Klnley had named for Burton were In continently thrown out of office. To win a place for a follower Burton forged a telegram from Congressman Long Indorsing the Burton candidate to Presi dent Roosevelt, and when confronted with his deed by the president Burton tried to laugh It off. He allied himself with the beet sugar Interest against the resolutions of the Kan sas republican convention and In violation of his promise to President Roosevelt to stand by the administration In the cam paign for Cuban reciprocity. He worked a shell game on the president by which Burton got Roosevelt's signature to an Indorsement of a midway show at St. Louts and tried to get the president to write a letter Indorsing a patent toy, for whose manufacturers Burton was an "at torney." He has sustained his Kansas reputation with remarkable consistency, and has ended his political career by furnishing a horrible example to young men who would go Into politics as a means of profit. He has been of no assistance to the railroads that elected htm, because he could not be trusted with any Important work, and his connection with even a worthy minor measure subjected It to suspicion. He was always being searched for "the goods." Summer Recreation for Senators. Pittsburg Dispatch. One group of senators will Junket to Utah, another to the Isle of Pines, and In a few days questions relating to other localities on tourist routes will be sprung. Hummer travel has become a very Irksome senatorial duty. Easter Lilies Given Away! See Ad in Evening Paper SroWmrYS- R. S. WILCOX, Mgr. "A wise man in a crowded street wins hi way by gentle ness." Quietly and gently Sheridan Coal has won its way into the homes of cleanly penult the people who1 like it best Nut, $6.00, for cooking; lump, $0.50, for ail heaters. There's nothing fbxt will ft sach speed rdiei and aire and at the same time strengthen the side and restore energy as an AOcockt Porous Plaster. A paii in tbe right side, however, Is often caused by thickening of the bile which may lead to gall stones. Tbe brsi treat- tnent is to wear an Alicock s Plaster as shown in the illustration, irrtil cmxd. You 11 be surprised to find bow soon you are relieved. KtWWKai -wtgrrr Pivtrrt are Mm qnrttien the most snoots at ex. ternsl imesy ki the worM nt-Say. nd the omir-M. tar n contain a kens. durmm osiam er any pHson whstevei. PKRIOSAL NOTES. Dowio says King Edward has no religion to spare. This Is taking a mean ad van tag. The king couldn't say the same thing about Dowle. K. II. Hartiman, the railroad magnate, has donated $11,000 to St. George's Protestant episcopal church of Hempstead, N. T., to have It remodeled. Colonel Vincent Mnrmaduke, who was commissioned by the president of the con. federacy to go to Europe to buy arms and ammunition to carry on the war, has Just dlod In Marshall, Mo. Walter A. Mason, for four years state examiner of Insurance companies of Illinois, has been elected president of the Commer cial and Farmers National bank Of Buitl more. He is only 82 years old and the youngest bank president In Baltimore. The reoent retirement of Sir William llarcourt from publlo life In England re calls the fact that he and the late Lord Randolph Churchill were the principals lu the most condensed debato ever heard In the House of Commons. Irritated beyond endurance at one session by the conduct of Lord Randolph, Sir William leaned across the table to where the former sat and said: "You llUlo ass I" to which Churchill retorted, "You d d fooll" and the debute closed. Barrett Wendell, the well known pro fessor of English at Harvard, crossed the campus the other day behind two sopho mores. "What Is the matter with youT" he heard the first sophomore say. ' "What makes you so blue?" "Why," replied the other, "I wrote home lust week for money to get text books with, and here this morning my father sends me, Instead of the money, the boo. themselves. How In the wor.: Is a fellow ever going to get on his feet this rate?" SMI I.I a I.IKES. "What are the city dotectives doing now?" "Oh, we have them hard at work Inves tigating each other." Chicago Post. "But do you think," asked the visitor In the local option town, "that prohibition really prevents?" "Well," replied the native, "It prevents a fellow from getting the best of whisky, but It doesn't prevent whisky from getting the best ot h'.m." PMludnlpmu, -Press. "It often happens that Investigations are failures, does it not?" "I should e-'iy ho," answered Senator Sorghum. "Every once in a while an In vestigation instead of quieting things turns tip a whole lot of facts that you didn't want known." Washington Star. "Your honor," said the young lawyer, "I demand Justice for my client. "I'd be only too glad to sccommodate you," answered the Judge, "but as the law won't allow me to give him more than six months I am practically helpless." Chicago News. "Of course, luck." a horseshoe always means "Oh, yes, and If the horsn passes It It up hard to you behind your hack it means luck." Indianapolis Journal. "I suppose." said the plain citizen to the British official, "If his majesty's forces get mixed up In this war In the east our policy will be 'the sword In one hand and the Bible In the other.'" "No," replied tbe official, "the regula tion uniform for service there will have a large pocket for the Bible, leaving the other hand free to operate a machine gun." Philadelphia Catnollo Standard. O, yes. sweet gentle spring la here There la no doubt at that. And Ethel now remarks to Tom: "1 want an Raster hat!" Somervllle Journal. SONGS MY MOTHER SANG. Italia Mitchell In Farm Journal. I hear them In the whispering winds, The forest's rythmic strain. The chime of bells, that sinks and swells The patter of the ruin. I hear them in the vesper call Of birds from copse and tree; Each note prolongs the dear old songs That mother sung to me. I hear them In the ocean's voice, Tho prattle of a child. The dashing rill, the fountain's trill, The tempest tierce and wild. I hear them through the silent night, In dreams that echo fre, Since mmnry throngs with tender Songs That mother sang to me. I heard them win'ii a babe I lay Upon her loving bn-ast. And when a child their charms beguiled My eager brain to rest. I hear them now. uml some last hour Across death's swelling sea Mv soul shall wing, while angels sing The songs she sang to me. COAL CO. 1605 Farnoia 1