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TITE OMAITA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, APRIL 3. 1904.
MEN A PLUNGER TUMBLES A Pbait of Ep?oat'.iv Lifs that Gie Kew Tcrke-s Holy Joj. FORMER IDOLS HOuUD OUT OF SIGHT Favorite's and victims Alike Gloat Over their Misfortunes Flckle (M of be Pnblle Strike Ingly Ihom. Whit New York loves most about a plunger la the fun of seeing him knockfd over. The town keenly enjoys the apectaol of a rilRh-fljcr pusliel to the wall nni broken Into a thousand Irngnients. Ti l' enjoyment doenn't nccss.'irlly betoken any personal rancor against the plunger. It la simply a manifestation of that ele mental human Instinct, particularly strong In the midriffs of the groundlings, which extracts acute, not to say gloating, delight In the contemplation of the fallen mighty. The "I told you so" people are having a gorgeous time of It, now that Dan Sully saa walked the plank. Didn't they know It All the tlmeT Didn't they predict It long before Dan had nudged cotton along to the 17-cent figure? Didn't they solemnly aver and asseverate, as long as six months ago, that Dan 'ud surely be shredded of his pile? Buret Why, certainly they had! Oh, yes. It looked to shallow, undlseernlng people as If Dan had such a grip on the situation that no clique would ever be able to get him on the run but they knew I And ao on. This Is the kind of talk that has been beard all over New York since Bully "went to the mat for the count," as the more sporty brokers express It. And the New Tork papers are drawing a solemn moral from the affair and dilating ponderously Upon the Impertinence of the gambler who leads himself to believe that there la any possibility of cornering such a staple as cotton. Less than a month ago some of these same papers were devoting page Illustrated articles to telling at what angle Dan Sully wore his hats, how and where he had his nails manloured, the kind of ' cigars he smoked and how he smoked them, what he ate and where he ate It, and so on. Now, however, that Daniel Is a busted sonaation, even if he Is not In any wlae financially busted, they are shaking their heads over the aforetime gall of Dan. "Never hit a man when he is down lump on him;" that's a pretty fair presentation of the New York maxim. . There la, however, one dismal fly In the ointment with respect to Sully. He isn't completely cleaned out. That destroys the picturesque effect of his failure for the New Yorkers. "Well, I haven't pawned my overcoat yet," said Sully & couple of days ago, when a reporter asked him, gracefully, if he was so badly on the rocks that he didn't know whore the next meal was coming from. This really takes a lot of the fun out of the Bully failure for the New Torkers. ' If a yellow New York newspaper could " only truthfully state that Dan Bully had been seen partaking of a 7-cent meal at Beafsteak John's Bowery restaurant, why, then, New York would feel that it hadn't been cheated out of the full aramatlo el' feet of the cotton manipulator's failure. It's a great town for dramatlo effect, lit tie old New York. If they'd only sell at Auction the beautiful home which Bully presented to his wife last Christmas, and knock the pictures and works of art to muddy booted dealers trampling the Per sian rugs well, that would make an ac ceptable tableaux, and would help some. But, when .It was ascertained, after the first news of the failure that Bully still possessed at least the price of a shave and shine and halrout, New York sulked, and murmured that, somehow or other, Bully hadn't exactly treated 'em right. Now, all of this, as said, doesn't mean that New York has any sort of grudge against Dan Bully. On the contrary, New York has been rather disponed to regard Daniel, since his meteoric rise to fortune as a pretty good feller. But little old New York does so acutely enjoy the sight of a picked plungerl Exploiting Charlie' Seknrsb, About this time last year New York was holding up "Charlie" Schwab as one of the bulllest and brainiest young fellows "ever," You could hardly pick up a Sunday New York paper without seeing Schwab's picture In many attitudes. Charles was portrayed as a good feller, a boy of the people who had won out, after having had no beginning whatever worth mentioning. Oh, and he was "oo the level," too, from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet They held him up as an example to up springing youth. Not only was he "on the level," but he was a dead-game sport. Hadn't he broken the ban It at Monte Carlo, and hadn't J. I'lerpont Morgan tried to lecture him about it, and hadn't he told Morgan to mind his own business? Cer tainly ho had! Manly, Independent feller. Schwab. Wasn't going to let anybody, Morgan or no Morgan run him. Liked little old New York, too. Hadn't he given Pittsburg the go-by, and wasn't he building a palace on Riverside Drive T Schwab, less than a year ago, was one of New York's favorite sons, all right. Then that shipbuilding thing came along, and you'll never hear Schwab's name men tioned now unless that mention Is accom panied by objurgations. Brhwab was held up as a charlatan and a daylight burglar. Worse than that, he was pictured as a man both mean and small which he never He was pilloried as the robber of the widow and the arfltng. He was por trayed a an individual capable of steal ing a rug out of a poor woman's baby car riage. He was so crooked. It was said, that he had to aleep In nn 8-ahaped bed. He had grrwn lirh by plundering the poverty-stricken. He was a four-flush and a counterfeit. Schwab lost a good many millions through the puncturing of the shipbuilding thing. Hut New Tork never thought of that. New York was only sorry that he hadn't "gone broke" down to the lest atlver. New York waa sore becauae he wasn't radtxvrt to th nrw1ty of aaklng for a Job with the white wings. Experleace of Henry Ires. It has always been thus In New York. Ten or a donwi years sgo the great name on New York's Hps waa that of young Henry Ives. Ives went to work In a Wnll street brokoratte office, ns an office boy, when he was 15 years old. By the time he wsa 20 he had cleaned up nearly 15.000,000. Wasn't the "young Napo leon of finance" the phrase was Invented for him a wonder then In the eyes of the New Yorkers! They never finished talking of the marvelous financial Intellect of the slender, frank-faced boy. The newspapers were cluttered with stories of his amiable extravagances how he lived on a whole floor of New York most expensive hotel, how the fruits and fiowtrs on the tables of his living rooms were removed every hour and replaced by other lots, because he got tired of looking at the same things for as long as an hour; how he matched quarters with George Law, the devil-may-care street railway young fellow, for $60,000 a throw for a couple of hours at a stretch, and so on. They clamored to get him to write them his receipt for becoming rich while you wait, and hats and cigars and shoes and cravats and things were named after him. Juat a year after that, when Ives wasn't much more than 21, he had wrecked two or three Important western railroads and was In Ludlow street Jail. Then the storm broke upon him. He wasn't many degrees removed from a pickpocket, the only differ ence between him and a "dip" being that he'd had a lot of bullhead luck. He was a snipe and a shrimp who hjid Juat fallen ac cidentally Into the path of fortune. He had never n.'nl!y known enough to come In out of the rain and his wealth had been thrust upon him. They yelled to have a special retroactive bill passed by legislature that would permit of Ives receiving a sentence of several hundred years In Sing Sing, and the hope was fervently expressed that Ives would get some mean kind of work when he ar rived at Sing Sing In the laundry, for ex ample. The hats and cigars and shoes and cravats and things were hurriedly renamed. "Hit him again he ain't got no friends' bellowed New York, and even when It was announced that young Ives was a certain victim of consumption the yowl against him went on. . He got out of his scrape, and when It was found that he had a few hundreds of thousands left out of the wreck of his for tune he was literally hounded out of New York. When he died In obscurity, somewhere down south, a few years later, they printed one-stick obituary notices of him over here, pointing him out as a sorrowful ex- I ample of a brainless young fellow, of some what reprehensible Instincts and methods, who had too much luck early In life. That was the finish of the original Napoleon of finance. The frbaaa Mltklewlcs. Harking back a little farther. New York made a tremendous ado over the urbane Count Mltklewlca of the Russian empire,' Paris, Washington and the 'world In general, fifteen or twenty years ago. He was portrayed by the New York papers as the greatest Individual that had ever come out of the Muscovite empire. He had obtained, through the, favor of the Chinese empire, concessions to build rail roads and telegraphs and telephones and things all over the Chinese empire. He wo. In short, going to effect the Americanlsatton of the Celestial kingdom. He was a polished gentleman and scholar, master of all the languages, ancient and modern, a dead-game sport, a gay dog with the ladles, a diplomat and atateaman, an Admiral Crlchton from every point of the compass. New York became "mashed" on the Count Mltklewlcs beyond all redemption, for a fact! They began to have their slde-wisk-ers trimmed In the (lowing style a la Mlt klewlcs. The dear count's name waa In enormous demand to head charity lists. Well, some rubbering chap sped along then, about the tlmo that this Mltklewlcs worship was at Its height, and stated that, upon investigation, he had found that those billions of dollars' worth of Chinese con cessions wers "phony." They'd never been granted at all. The Chinese emperor had been aaked to grant them, that's all, but his mother, old Lady An, had declined to permit him to do It. The Count Mltklewlcs had to get out of New York Just as Boon aa he could make It The typhoon hit him, aa It hit so many othera before and after him, whether they were "on the level" or not. They pictured the urbane, genial and accomplished Mlt klewlcs as a common or garden variety of blackleg, a fellow who cheated his friends at cards. It was even Intimated that he had bor rowed some rings from women friends and then forgotten to return them, even after he had been asked to do so. It was averred that all of the beautiful decorations which Mltklewlcs strung serosa hla cheat at for mal affairs were tinsel-gtlt Junk things that he had made to order. The florists and haberdashers and livery men and Jewelers and restaurateurs ramped in the halls outside of the count'a hotel apartmenta and there is a story that he was forced to obtain ingress to and egress from Ms apartments by means of the fire escape. Then he quit New Tork and favored Washington with hla presence. There he was taken st his exact worth, and when he died his Washington friends, who had never appraised him too highly, were per fectly willing to admit that tho Count Mltklewlcs had been a pretty good fellow, even If he had been somewhat overxealous In his Incessant framing up of visionary money-making schemes. , "Plunger" Walton's Day. "Plunger" Wslten. who Is living In vir tual seclusion somewhere down In New Jersey now, was the boy for the New Yorkers, too, when he was on the top crest of his horse race betting success. They never got through talking of his miraculous nerve and his Hellogaballan ex travagance. But when New York heard that Walton had gone broke In Kngland, and that even the fine hotel In New Tork, of which he was the proprietor, had passed out of his hands, they beitan to point him out as an Imbecile who hadn't known when to "cash In." Grafters to whom he had refused to loan large sums of money came to the fore and told stories of what a natural-born piker Walton had really been all along, In spite of his reputation as a plunger. Five or six years sgo, New Yorkers were holding their breath while they talked of the horse-race plunges made by Riley Grannan. Nowadays, however, It tickles little old New York almost foolish to read of Grannan making miserable $8 bets with the dead-line bookmakers out at Lou J Angeles or at Hot Springs, or at some other obscure race track. And when he was "down and out," the usual coterie of croakers came forward and related purely fictitious Incidents of how Grannan had had a habit In his days of prosperity, of going back on his friends. "How they're enjoying It, hey!" ex claimed the good-natured John W. Gates, a few days ago, In talking of New York's attitude toward Dan Sully. "The original Knockopolla. little old New York, Isn't It?" Correspondent Waahlngton Star. N LINE! Election's warming up. More votes cast in the second contest. Forty more trips to be awarded. A mighty good chance for some one to call a few friends to their support and win one of these trips. Remember, you get 520 votes on a year's subscription in the city or 600 votes on a year's subscription in the country. So, you see, it's not much of a trick to win one of these trips, You certainly would not have to travel far to find eight friends who will be glad to help you with a year's subscription. And while we are not blessed with a prophet on our staff, we will nevertheless venture to say that some of the remaining forty trips will go for less than that number of votes. Ten free trips to the Woriu's jTair each week, Ses couoon on page L ASK YOUR DEALiE SENSE AND SENTIMENTALITY Father Williams Debates VlTltrptloa and Humane Society's Attitude Toward the Practice. OMAHA, March . To the Editor of The Bee: Father Coppens will pardon me, I am sure, for plagiarising In making use of the above caption from his letter in The Bee. I write, not because I think his article needs any strengthening from me, but because I think he would himself wish to correct, or to have corrected, any false Impression which his letter may serve to convey, or which he may himself hold of the women of the Humane society of Phila delphia. With his general attitude, it Is hardly neceasary to say I agree, except perhaps as to what he seems to say about physlciuns being required to be men of hellglous and moral princlpleB," before anyone should employ them. I am In full accord with Dooley, when ho says in his disquisition on Christian Science: "If Christian Scientists had a little 'more science, and if the doctors had a little more Christianity, It would be a great ideal better for the sick." But if Father. Coppens means that no physician should be employed who is not both religious and moral I am dread fully afraid many of us might die for want of medical aid. I agree that no Christian, at all events, should employ an Immoral physician, knowingly; but I fear he would have to go out of the world or "turn faith curist If he bad to wait always until he found a religious one, religious I mean in the Christian sense. Doctors, as a class, are not, I fear, re llglous men. More's the pity, for they art missing a tremendous power over religious people, and people who are not so religious, when they enter a sick room, relying mainly, If not wholly, on nature's force alone and on nature's remedies. A manly religion in the hands of a well trained physician would give him an immenso power over the minds of his patients, which would be worth more to him in many cases, In a perfectly natural way, too, than all Ills other skill. But that Is not what I Intended to say. I think Father Coppens has received a wrong Impression of what the women of Phila delphia desire to do by way of legislation against vivisection. I do not think they want to hinder or interfere with anything that the medical profession desires or needs to do in the way of proper Investigation, through the practic of vivisection, as humane doctors would practlco It. One of their most trusted, moat enthuslastlo ad visers la himself a physician of high repute. The thing they seek to prevent by legisla tlon Is abuse, a part of It the very abuse which Father Coppens himself desires to see checked, the abuse of "school inarms" and high school professors and curious minded boys and young men Indulging in vivisection, regardless of the absolutely useless, unnecessary brutality of It to help less animals. What Is humanely done In a medical col lege or In private by a trained, humane biologist, with the view of abating human suffering is one thing. What is done In high school, or In college, with no higher purpose than that of satisfying a curious Instinct to watch the effect of brute suf ferlna; is oulte a different thing. It Is that and that alone .and also the careless, reckless disregard of brute suffering, which sometimes finds Its way Into a medical school, that the humane people of Phila delphia. Waahlngton and other eastern cities are seeking to stop. That la, all they can stop, try ever so hard though they may. I am certain Father Coppens would support them In that. Here In Ne braska the humane society people have heard of very little abuse of vivisection yet. Though one complaint did reach ui of abuae in the Crelghton Medical school. some three or four years sgo, through one of the students. It was the reported case of a dog which was operated upon whtle under the Influence of an anesthetic. but which, after the class lecture, was placed In the basement, and allowed to come to itself snd suffer. I myself, In vestigated the matter, at the time, as much aa It wa possible, without Involving the student disastrously. I went to the dean of the medical school and was told by him that while, of course, such thing waa possible and might have hap pened, yet he knew the Crelghton faculty were on careful guard against such abuse. I took his word for that, as I felt bound to do snd sfter receiving his pledge that so far aa he waa able to prevent It, by precept and example, no such abuse would be tolerated. I write tMs. sir. simply to explain the position of the humane society here. From whi-t we have heard of abuse of vivisec tion In Nebraska, thus far there may not appear to be any urgent need of leglala tlon yet. still there may be. We mav go before the legislature next winter with a proposed statute against abuse. But If we do. It will he with a stetute thst will he satisfactory ' to the very best, most scion tlfle men of the medical profession, who ran have p desire to aufer reckless bru- tsittv toward tv.e unfortunate sfifmala, wblch car. In no way subserve the Just In terests of humane inlal eHanre. JOirW WILLIAMS Winners First Election. Vote. John U. Disney, David City 4,S32 John Wood worth, Omaha 4,494 George Backus, Omahji.. 3,574 M. A. Martin, South Omaha 3,556 Miss Ruby Spigel, Omaha 3,223 Anna Carlson, Florence..... 2,632 Emma Iloskovec, Omaha 2,381 Mrs. E. Peterson, Omaha 2,900 W. S. Robertson, Omaha 1,924 Miss Ruth Cornett, Nebraska City 1,723 Winners Second Election. Vote. John F. Flynn, South Omaha 9,303 Henry Johnson, Omuha 0,354 Carroll Burkhard, Omaha 5,776 S. F. Shannon, Nebraska City 5,619 Ella Rasmusscn, Columbus 5,090 Ralph A. Newell, Omaha 4,574 William A. Disney, David City 4,344 H. B. Christie, South Omaha 3,984 IT. K. Mann, Omaha 3,957 John F. Ayres, David City 3,931 (Third Election) Ten More Trips to Be Voted For This Week. The Third Election Starts Friday, April 1st Ends Thursday, April 7th, Twenty people have been elected to take the trip to the World's Fair at St. Louis at The Bee's expense. Forty more will be, and they will all go. Via. the Wabash firm ii.i.itMiiBrfcJj VyaV This road direct to the exposition grounds, and in addition to saving a day for you either going or coming, to be enjoyed at the exposition instead of starting from the station in St. Louis, it will save you time, because it is the shortest road between Omaha and St. Louis. THE DIAGRAM BELOW SHOWS: WABASH LINE WORLD'S FAIR TERMINAL STATION LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE I lpt- 1 ' . 1LL'J L." OE;6VtrWU.si Ae; r i t"Ne PIK6 WORLD'S FAIR U GROUNDS, m AV. r PLAN Or TRACKS TOB LOCAL, TRBOUOH AND EXCURSION TRAIN SERVICE-SHUTTLE EQUIPMENT TO CARE TOR 30,000 PASSENGERS PER HOUR. Wart on sb Wabash World's rair tormina! at now la progress end will bepuahed to oomple tioa ee rapidly aa possible. Tula la an Important undertaking and will oaU lor to outlay ol a0,O00 os U part ol tbs Wsbaah company for tbe eta Hon atruotars akDS. President Remeerhae given sauoh tfa end thought to the plan, lor tea tor mina! wbtcb Is loosed directly la front ft the tela entrance to tea fair asa through which a cry large volume ol it seeeoa't trafllo will pass. In the arrangement ol too tracks, doe sro tlatoa has baan mads lor handlist; tas local, las Urooh and the souraioa burineas Co rapid scbadutes, aah iDdacaadaatlr of tbs Mbar. and srary precaution will bs obaarrsd lor salstr. Tbs transit oompanr't torntaal loop la to ba lo cated aorta ol all tLa tracks ol tbs Wabash at Um World's Vatr tarmtaal sad as will ba aasa by tbs dlst rant shore, atrt car jaiaauta rs will raaeh tbs saala sotrano to tbs fair oa s broad plasa paaalsf nsdar the Wabaab taooka sod tbos atntdlot all tbs denser ol a trade croaain. xTbe two traekl nearest Undell arena are tba trsoks wblch will be used lor the ehuttte or local tralna between tJnlen ittdo, and tbemaha ea Iraaus. to lb World's Vsirgreaads, Thus two kraefcs laa4 Into Chs throotb mala traoks Joat west of Colon sveoM and these Bala traoka bare automatio eleotrio Moakataaal ever 1 AO leet Iroaa Pate (venue to the UdIod station, lbs oars lar this shuttle train ssrrtoa will be espe cially conatraoted lor tbs purpose, bsriac steel aoderfraaaes and with aeata arranged aoross toe car, similar to tbesuanet cart Id street car aery loo. and win hart a capaotry el tto pertonsto each ear. They will be run la traiua 61 aihl or tan ears, and President ftanieey eatiaatea taaltl win be possible to aaadto aboal .CW paaeciiaara per boar wlih these trait. . . . The atntuJe tralna caa be unloaded very otilefcry, aa they wiu have M steps, tbe ftoor of the oars will pe oa the seats hel es the pla term, awnc tbs treses, rasaencent wui ds ni loeded thV race will be required to deposit their the turastlles before beisf adiatned to tbe Jt (orraa. Tbe traoks la mediately Berth ol the sbdrns trains will be aaed lor etorlnf shuttle trains dur- lorsaa tnoi we iraeaa. raaaenaeiw wu am uw loeded oa tbe platioma eounde el the two tree, tad will be loaded irooi Mte plotfona betwee khe two track, ibe entrance to Ibis eentor Pats iora being between tbe euraeUte. where Msjar d&MM aa eroes fay tracks, but will descend Ire Jorra fay abort fUrbt of stairs to I under the traoks al we bail Tiers an tar tbe don htm re ol tbe day, and also for storlnf any suede) trains or private oera. Tbe Are main or throotb tracaewiU be peed lor abe tbroutb pod sacaraion tralna Plattonnt are aleo be tween Ibeee arsoaa, and paaecntera telnt of! ibe through or excursion trains will not hare to rom u pjat- tbe aubway vwaue. and It is but g few steM aovoea the ateig to tbe Beta eatraace to tne World's Pair gmanda. lilt Should e decided to ran aay local trains OTor It I throqait treoaa to Para graaue, and tbeaos via tbe fsrsalnaJ belt read, a large Dum per M baaewngers per hour oeuld be bandied that way. It li the Intamttop to run sxourslon traiua (rota tte Baa via the MtrcbanU' bridge and the Tertnlael belt to Pare avenue, and thence to tbe Pair frooada. and aleo via tbe Xadt bridge and kill Creek yafiey. and. ai atated above, all euob trains wiil bnload or load on tbe platform be tween the aeia tratk. lisatediateiy ewuib of she main tracks and fronting on the plaaa will be the Wabh termiaaJ stettoa. This will ba a commodi ous depot and win constat ol a main walling room Vk) (eel eqaase, wttk aa ta toe neater, ana au in tlohel offioea. parcel room i where baggage win ba yon going to the near-by bote! ofCce. Ob Ibe north aid o Joining the main wait! oa room fourclesetboeeloo pomp ueoal kwi pnnmsj ai a baggage roam, ved ui sassssgmg fib. quite a aniauo spaiur. gtr liMsaana. as a Una boor Phsr wul be srheateaed a w t bee throagb ey excaretou Praia. A sign n be t played over tbe entrance Co one 14 thsae oo iso aa eapresg i statu aa ae WIU be Lwated Ttmenaa, wwok wiil ba er artmBU fodltettug U track I i wui a which tea da oart. and Deaeeocers bntdai tioketa lor that train will be adndaasd to thai optapart toeut, and any passengers nteodtag to tab other trains whl not be permitted to enter that eompertineut. Wbea the train Is anaobared the gala fTota that compartment Will be eaened and paeseogere will prooeed to the pUUorej. gad Ueoce to tbnir train. Twos II win be seen that crowding will be not be allowed to excent tbe one I u7 MWUi SDue. be avoided, and pa anas sera wn to have adati ton to aay iraks i the saw to tea ana tor 4ik Rules of the Election" The ten persona recelring the largest number of votes at the close of each "election" will be furnished, at The Bee't expense, as prizes, each a free trip from Omaha to St. Louis and return, to be taken any time during the exposition. No restrictions are placed aa to where the party Uvea as a candidate for one of the exposition trips, No votes will be counted for employes or agents of The Omaha Bee. All votes must be made on coupons which will be published each day in The Bee. Trepayment of subscriptions may be made either direct to The Bee Publishing Company or to an authorized agent of The Bee. No votes sent in by agents will be counted aniens sent in in accordance with instructions given them. The vote from day to day will be published in all editions of The Bee. The "elections" will close each Thursday at 5 p. m. Votes may be deposited at tbe business office of Tbe Bee or sent by mail. No votes sent by mail will be counted which art not In the Omaha postofflce or delivery at 4:30 p. m. on the day of closinjr Address, "Exposition Department," Omaha Bee, Omaha, Neb. COUPONS ON PAGE 2 week. See coupon on page t Ten free trips to tne World's Fair sack