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Way 31 Summer Draperies An immense stock of the newest, most beautiful patterns in plain and fancy Bilk stripe effects; specially priced for a" ...1.00 to 3.50 Great Embroidery Sale Thousands of .yards of the very finest Cornet Cover Tin broideries, in all the choicest patterns, worth from 50c to 75c per yard; mxvlnl Monday at, per yard . .. $1.50 to $2.00 EMBROIDERED SKIRTS 50 imhes wide will be sold at, yard 25c 50c JtMl LUL5UVJS THE RELIABLE STORE. Carpet Bargains Monday SPECIAL PATTERN AXMIN8TERS beet values in the city, at, yard fl.00, 87c and A special lot of all wool ingrains, extraordinary values, at yd.... WILTON VELVETS in beautiful patterns. with or without border at, yard 75c 50c 1.00 n n-t:. A complete mwrw nont- A lint. r " of the latest W!. tvnnTIT TTP TO 5.00. AW In onfl lot Mondav See 16th Street Window Display. Special Wash Goods Bargains OUR MAIN WASH GOODS DEPARTMENT undoubtedly contains the largest stock of high grade Wash Goods in the west. Our specials for Monday will be of intense interest to all economical buyers. Don't miss them. Half 811k Wash Goods. Tussah' Bilk, 'Bungalow Silk, Sole Boucle, Eollennes Voiles, Toklo Pllsse, Shadow Damask Sole Radient and a icore of others too numerous to mention IQc at, a yard, 6Bc, BOo and tv- POINT T' Lappet Organdies, Silk Crepe Organ- Kettlnas. ESPRIT 82 inches wide, all the finest shading In black, pink. Baby blue, violet, champagne, etc 4 flfl nt. yard .wvr TULLE NETTING Finest shading, all the new spring designs, worth 75o flOc a yard; Monday, at, a yard. ........ Organdie. Silk Spot Organdies, Uni. llnv ririrnnrilAK. dies, Gnuze Curreaux Organdies, St. Gaul Organdies, lrisn uwniuti urmnai nu preine, etc. 69c, 50c, 39a, 25c, 19c, 2C l&c 8,iid.tteeeeese,)',,,'" Shirt Waist Salting;. Mohair Lustres, Bradford Mohairs, Grecian Voiles, Ixjndon Voiles, Lattlsee Voiles, Embroidered VolleB, Ra-enforced Voiles, 811k Voiles. Necker Voiles, Summer Silks, Sole Iladlent, Koonalr Checks, etc. t9c, 60c, 38c, 25c, lo. l&o. Rp 10c and JW All Silk Wash Goods. Berlnco de Toklo, a strictly all silk habu tui. In all colors and both plain and Jacquard, 32- in. wide, worth 75c; CQC Monday; a yard v Banzla, strictly all silk habutul, Rf)c very fine, a yard Sampson's all silk taffeta,- 58C a yard Hljl. almost all silk, SO Inches Sc wide, worto $1.00 yard at, yd -' Tasar Silk, looks Just like Rajah, but will waHh and wear twice as long, all colors, SO inches wide, worth 11.00 vRc yard; Monday 86-inch Pongee, 80 per cent silk, all colors, worth 76c a yard; 39C uv,,u.r . . . . 8amples of Wash Goods free. Graduating- and Wedding: Dresses. Persian Lawns, French Lawns, Alr-llne Cloth. Wash Chiffon, Moussellne de Sole, Mercerized Batiste, Linen Batiste, Nov elties, Embroidered Novelties, India Linon, Victoria Lawns, Dimities, Nainsooks, Long Cloths, etc. a yard, from ttin $3.00 to v'w Dress Linens. Natural colors, 76c, 60c", 38o, 2Ro ln and Electric finished fine Irish Linen, 36 inches wide, high finish, fully shrunk, especially prepared for shirt waist suits; special price for Monday, 75c, 69o 50c Butcher's Linen, Irish manufacture, fine finish for shirt waist suits, 60c, 0r sac.. BSe and ""v Fine Sheer Walsting Linens, fine count special finish. $1.25 $1.00. 76c, 59c, gfJc Linen Lawn, a la gossamer, especially made for nne warnings, handkerchief, drawn and fancy work, round threttd, guaranteed not to break In draw- enr WW GREAT SALE OF BOYS' WAISTS 15c BLOUSE WAISTS-In liht and dark colors, with soft or laundered collars. attached or detached; garments worth up to $1.00; special Monday, at 49c, 25c, 10c and TIGHT FITTING WAISTS With belt, light or dark colors, very latest styles and all sizes, worth double the Q price, at 30c, 25c and. . 1 Jt 750 BLACK SATIN WAISTS Plain or pleated, a great snap; Mon- TQn day at, choice JJC CHILDREN'S HOSE Heavy ribbed, all sizes; very special values at price 12ft. 10c and 6c Some MondayLeaders 25c LADIES' NEW NECKWEAR Jq Handsomely Embroidered Collars and fnucy neckwear, worth 25c to 'Tlo 35c, in one lot at, choice 2 25c New Embroidered Linen Col- 1 O'p lars on sale Monday at x2' ALL SILK RIBBONS, No. 60, 80 and 100, worth 25c, 35c and 50c. all 1 4") I go at, yard laC 75c HAND BAGS ONLY 25c Come in black, brown and tan, with inside pocket and purse, limit of ' bugs to a customer, Monday 5c 25c Tooth Brushes, at 9o 60c Veilings, at yard 5c $1.00 Satin Girdles 49o 25c Novels In Book Department 5c 75c Hnlr Brushes 25c SEE OUR HAMMOCKS, best values fc(c shown in the city at $6.00 down to...t'v'v' Men's and Ladies' . Furnishing Bargains MEN'S MADRAS SniRTS in new spring patterns, all high grade stock, regular $1.00 values. 4.0 special Ht -. . . T C MEN'S BALBRIOGAN UNDERWEAR in light and medium weights, best values ever shown in qiuaha Q at 49c, 39C and 1 C LADIES' LISLE VESTS with deep lace yokes, silk taped, in white and colors. worth up to 50c, tremendous C with bargains at 19c, 8'c and. LADIES' FAST BLACK HOSE double soles, "worth up to 19c, special at 12 Vic, 10c and 7ic MONDAY'S CLOAK DEPARTMENT BARGAINS sssssBanasnssssnanssnnsnBssBssnsnnnassssjsnssasBna Our cloak buyer has gone to New York and during his absence we must greatly reduce the stock to make room for new goods. He has left instru ctions to cut and we propose to do so. Monday will be a starter. Every day during this week we will have one or more grand bargain offerings lng, $1.60, $1.25, 96c, 76c, 69c and. Fancy Linen Suitings, in fancy and colors, 75c, 69c, 50c, 36c and weaves 25c Shrunk Cotton, with an Irish Linen finish, wash and wear as good as any oin linen a yd., 25o, 19c, 15c and I5W Send In name and address. Tell us what you want. Wool Dress Goods Sale Spring Mohairs and Suitings at below cost of production. Now Is the time to buy your dress or skirt Read carefully these Monday Inducements: Cream 69c ..89c 2.50 ..89c Ik Warp Crepes .. tj ..79c ... 1.39 .... 1.69 BLACK GOODS. 50-inch Black Sicilian, Afn silk finish .. .T".C 54 inch Priestley's Cravcnetted Sicilian. . 60-inch Silk Finish Mohair Tamlse ... 42-!neh Silk Warp Crepe Of de Tarts .0C 45-inCh Silk Seeded Crepes 42-Inch Silk Warp Eolienne, our $1.25 quality .. 44- lnch Silk Warp Eolienne, our $1.98 quality 45- inch Silk Warp Eolienne, our $2.50 quality COLORED GOODS. Thirty-eight Mohairs, In all the new printed effects new . Mannish Etam ines, Covert Suitings and Seeded Voiles goods that sell for 50c and 59c in all the best stores, P for Monday only . J 50-inch Brown and Blue Sicilian, at 54-inch All Wool Panamas, in all shades, our regular" $1.25 QCl quality OJC 45-lnoh Shadow Checked Mohair, in all the new shades, goods worth AA 1.50, on sale Monday 1UU 45-lnch Overllne Checks, the latest for outing suits, will wash, one AA of the late fads, for Monday. . 1. UU 50-lnch Printed Silk Warp Mohair, our $2.00 quality. .. 49c 1.50 EXTRA SPECIAL 50-iuch Mohair, silk finish, our $1.00 quality for LINING DEPARTMENT. Skinner's Satin for 1.50 Opera Satin, 36 Inches wide, guaranteed for two whole seasons, I An .,,-... Jl j j all colors. Sampson's Silk Taffeta Linings, guar- 58c anteed for two whole sea sons, all silk. Gloria Satin, the best lining made , 35c Lustral, fine lining, 36 inches wide, all colors. Manhattan Silk, the best sateen lining made at the price, 36 inches p wide ZjC Other grades at 20c, 15c, 12c and Tyco Silk, best black made 10c 25c LiAmu silk Nuns ." new ones added to our already splendid stock, worth up to $15.00, choice Monday Come In beautiful new designs and made of Oivernaud's Taffeta. 8.88 2.49 FROM 8 TILL 9 A. M.-$6.00 Silk Un derskirts, made of Glvernauds QQ Taffeta, special tJJ WOMEN'S SILK DRESS WAISTS, in all sizes and colors, never before sold at less than $5.00 and $6.00, Saturday, special at - BEAUTIFUL SILK EVENING GOWNS In pinks, bines and white, M OA $30, $35 and $40 values at. . lf.JXJ WOMEN'S REDINGOTES All newest styles, beautifully trimmed, imported designs, $25 to $30 values, FA at $14.90 and 1. JU BEAUTIFUL LINEN SUITS In jacket and waist style, very newest designs, at $25.00, $18.50, $15.00, Q Qfi $12.50, $10.00 and 0.00 LINEN REDINGOTES Handsomely trimmed with applique; CI OH special, at. JJ3 $10.00 SICILIAN and LINEN COFFEE JACKETS Beautiful de- QQ signs; special, at U0 WOMEN'S SKIRTS-Beautiful 1905 de signs, in Sampson's Taffetas and Voiles -at $18.50, $15.00, $12.50 -J f A $10.00 and ,. JU 2.98 tVorth up 5.00 8.50 12.50 ACCORDEON PLEATED SKIRTS- With shirred yokes, all colors and black, $6.00 values. at WOMEN'S COVERT COATS-Worth up to $12.00; special, r A A Monday v?.UU Choice of any Coat in the house worth up to $20.00, at... Women's $5.00 Silk Coats at BEAUTIFUL LINEN WrAISTS Hand embroidered and tucked 1 CiQ at $7.50, $5.00, $3.98 and ,JO $3.00 Women's Waists, at $1.49 $2.50 Women's Wraists, at 95c $1.50 Women's Waists, at... 65c $1.50 Women's Wrappers, at 98c CHILDREN'S WHITE DRESSES In new est designs, at $3.98, $3.50, $2.98, 1 sye. $2.50, $1.60 and I.jSO A beautiful line of Dressing Sacques Bpecimiy priced CA at $6.00 to OUC FROM S TILL 9 A. M. , $1.25 Underskirts 3Qc FROM 8:30 TILL 9:30 a! M. One lot Women's Waists 15c FROM ' 9 ' TI Ll" 10 A. ' M." ' ' " Women's Dressing Sacques, light IQr" and dark colors, at OW TAILOR'S TRIMMINGS. Mohairs, Serges, Sleeve Linings, Vest Linings, Italian Hair Cloths, Canvas, Rubber Tissue, etc. Suitings and Broadcloths, etc., at all the lowest prices. Any person desiring samples of dress goods, wash goods and linings by send ing address on postal card will receive a package of samples free by stating which they want; also state price, color, quality, etc. Graduation Presents 1.00 A picture Is always an appreciated gift. We are showing an Immense line. PASTELS Beautiful subjects a pres ent sure to please at $25.00, down to $2.50, $2.00. $1.50 and HAND COLORED PHOTOGRAVURES Most popular subjects, artistically col ored ffi.?t.....l.00....2.00 SEPIA CARBONS Richest effects in brown. It's worth your while to see this line; special values $10.00 down to $1.00, 75c and 50c Spectacles Eyeglasses Correctly fitted by Experienced Optician, at Special Out Prices. CALL AND SEE. ANOTHER LOT OF PARLOR PIECES From 8. Karnen & Bros., Chicago, and C. G. Doup. Omaha. All bought at a great reduction. There Is Just one piece of a kind and the price on each piece Is a great deal lower than our usually low prices. If you are in the market for anything ef this kind you will save money by coming here. There are two, three, and five piece suites, divans, corner pieces, chairs and rockers, all new and the latest designs. Here are a few: 1 Mahogany Corner Piece, upholstered In Silk Tapestry .....$ 9 60 $6 85 1 large Oak Chair, upholstered In Silk Tapestry 9.25 6 60 1 Muhogany Parlor Chair, genuine Mahogany back 760 400 1 Arm Chair to match 900 4 60 1 Oak Corner Piece, damask red 8 60 6 85 1 Mahogany Corner Piece, damask upholstery, tobacco 16.00 8 60 1 Oak Chair, velour upholstery 550 860 1 Mahogany Ronkr. crush plush unholsterv. red s'nn ami 1 Mahogany Chair, crush plush, blue g 60 s'5 ? 'w'1? Iar Parlor Chairs- Mahogany frames, tapestry 10.50 6it 1 Mahogany Divan, tapestry upholstery 16 50 10 00 1 Oak. two piece Suite ... 15.00 10.50 1 Mahogany, three piece Suite 19 00 12 50 1 Mahogany three piece Suite, Verona upholstery , ... 19.00 12.50 i Jeathered Oak Divans, roan leather .. 21 00 15 00 1 Weathered Oak Divan, roan leather 1950 12 50 Have you seen our line of Folding Go-Carts. Prices range from $2.50 up to $350. Very Special Silk Bargains Monday We buy from, and are Our motto Is "The Best Silks for the Least Money." agents for the LEADING MILLS OF THE WORLD. Sole agents for the Winslow taffeta, which has no equal for wear, 100 colors to select from, 27 Inches wide and very special at, yard You will always find C. J. Bonnet black taffeta iu all widths and quality at our silk counter for loss than elsewhere. 21 inch C. J. Bonnet best grade, regular $1.15, for 27 inch C J. Bonnet best grade, regular $1.25, for 86 inch C. J. Bosinet best grade, regular $1.75, for Just received a shipment of fancy silk for suits. The choicest styles of th season and the best values ever offered. Silks worth up to $1.50 a yard, Monday in two lots, as folows: Lot 1. Fancy messallnes, chameleon checks, Roman stripes, print warps, in Deat designs, worth up to $1.50 for Lot 2. Fancy silks of all weaves and patterns, In fine colors for street P suits, worth up to $1.00, Monday for J JC The Thais silk, the advance styles for fall In the chnmeleon tones, a beau tiful silk for an elegant gown, 20 in. wide, our price Monday, yard... Color taffetas for linings, very strong- for hard wear, 19 inehes wide, Qi very special for, yard ...JifC Color taffeUis, a full line of new shades, 19 inches wide, regular C5c, Monday, a yard The Teau de Maple, a beautiful new silk In plain colors for suits and waists, 20 inches wide, sale price, yard The Crls Messaline, a large range of colors, regular 85c value, per yard - Sllks for wraps in the Rubyratt, Cawnpore, Heather, Peau de Sole, Pon gee and heavy taffetas, Monday on sale for, yard, $1.35, 08c and 1.00 quality 79c 89c 1.25 85c 55o 98c 39c 49c 85c 49c 75c New Summer Millinery $12, $10 AND $8 WHITE TRIMMED HATS, $4.98 AND $7.50 We have purchased from one of New York's leading pattern hat houses their entire stock of Trimmed nats, Lingerie Hats, high class Tailored Hats, Dress Hats, made of laces, embroideries, mollnes, hair braids and milans. They come in the polos, Charlottes, sailors, "Tommy Atkins" and the net high backs trimmed with American Beauty Roses, Lilacs, Foliages, Pompons, Wines and Owl Heads. They will have their first showing Monday, at $7.50 and. . . . 4.98 on Sale Monday NEW OUTING AND TOURING HATS Duck, linen, pique and embroidery hats, trimmed with light materials MnoXy 49c to 5.00 75c CHILDREN'S TRIMMED HATS 49c $3.00, $2.50 AND SHIRT WAIST HATS $2.00 TRIMMED $1.00, 75c AND 50c BUNCHES OF FLOWERS, 49c and.... I9c Grocery prices that have no equal The freshest, purest and highest quality goods on the market. pans Pure Fruit Jelly 150 jars Fine Fruit Preserves 7mc 5-pound 1-pound Bromangelon, Jellycon. Fruit Puddlne or Jello, per package 7V4c 1-pound package Best Corn Starch .... 4o Potted Ham. Devilled Ham or Potted Tongue, per can ., 314c 1-pound cans Fancy Alaska Salmon .... 9c OH or Mustard Sardines, per can 4c 16-ounce can Condensed Cream 7Hc Large bottles Pure Tomato Catsup ....7V4c Large bottles Pickles, any kind you , want 7V4c 1- pound cans Assorted Soups 7v.c 8-pound Fancy Table Apricots l2Vc 3-pound cans Fancy Table Peaches ..12fec 8-pound Dunkley's Michigan Plums ....12Vc 8-pound Fancy Golden Pumpkins 7Mic 3-pound cans Fancy Lye Hominy i4c 8-pound cans Solid Packed Tomatoes.. 7c 2- pound cans Fancy Wax, String or Lima Beans 70 10 bars Swift's Pride, Beat 'Em All or White Paris Laundry Soap 25c The best Pearl Tapioca, Sago, Barley or Farina, per pound 3 3-4o 5 pounds best Hand Picked Navy Beans, Pearl Tapioca, Sago, Barley or Farina igG 6 pounds Good Japan Rice 19c Choice Tea Siftlngs, per pound 10c Fanuy Golden Santos Coftee, per lb...livic FRESH FRUIT AND CANDY SPKCIALS. Large, Sweet, Highland Navel Oranges, per dozen 20c Large, Juicy Lemons, per dozen lOo Another shipment of fancy large, ripe Pineapples, as long as they last, each.7Ho Pure Colorado White Clover Honey, per rack 100 Fancy Chocolate Creams, regular 30c lb., for 16c Fancy Bon Bons, regular JOc lb., for.. 15c Hardware Prices that are money savers to you. Read them. 4 Tie Parlor Broom for 16o Challenge Wringer, solid rubber rollers.. $1.19 Large size Rotary Washing Machine... $5.49 No. 9 Copper Bottom Wash Boiler 9So Wire Frame Ironing Board 95c 6 dozen Clothes Pins 6c 50-foot Braided Clothes Line 10c Mrs. Pott's Sad Irons, per set 89c Ironing Wax, per cake lc All Willow Clothes Basket 49c No. 1 Galvanized Wash Tub 3Sc No. 2 Galvanized Wash Tub . 49c No. 8 Galvanized Wash Tub 69c 10-quart Galvanized Pail 10c 12-quart Galvanized Pall 12c 4-quart Laundry Dipper 16c Large Galvanized Chamber Pail 35c Large Galvanized Refrigerator Pans ....29c 16-lnoh lawn Mower $2.95 2-hole burner Gasoline Stove $2.49 Large size Refrigerator $8.25 Heavy Wire Carpet Beater 10c The best Screen Door or Window Wire per square foot lc The best Galvanized Poultry Wire, per square foot c Special Monday Bargains IN THE GREAT DOMESTIC ROOM 14c 75c Utica Mills Sheets, seamless, 72x90 size,; special A Monday .Uiv 75c Utica Mills Sheets, seamless, 72x90 , size; special, 5Q Monaav 18c Utica Mills Cases, 45x36 size; special, Monday 16c Utica Mills Cases, 42x36 size; special, Monday 18c Utica Mills Bleached Casing, 45 inches wide; special at, lC 15c Imperial Long Cloth to go 15c English Nainsook at, yard 121aC Snow White Cambric at 50c All Linen Lawn, 36 inches wide at, yard 69c Sheer Handkerchief Linen 36 inches wide, yard 30c Utica Mills Bleached Sheeting, 24 yards wide; special at 21 'n yard .. 10c ..8c 29c 49c 27c Utica Mills Blenched Sheeting, 2 yards wide; special at, 10' yard ItC 27c Utica Mills Unbleached Sheeting, 2M yards widn; special at, 1Cl yard - 25c Utica Mills Unbleached Sheeting, 2 yards wide; special at IT1 yard I 2C 16c Utica Mills Bleached Casing, 42 inches wide, yard 45c Home Made Bleached Sheets 72x90 size, at 8c Bleached Cheese Cloth; special at, yard $1.25 Bleached and Unbleached Table Linen, 72 inches O C n wide t . OJC $1.00 Table Linen, bleached and Inches wide at, yard 60c Bleached Table Linen, extra wide; special at, yard.. 69c Linen Wnistings, round 36 Inches wide per yard 12'c '32Jc 5c 68c 39c thread, 49c Flannel Department 25c White wool Flannel. at yard. .15c 10c Extra wide and heavy Shaker Aln VlAntiAl. at vard r2W 12Me Light and dark Outing Flannel, J 1 c at yard M w 12c Extra Heavy Twilled Drapery flc Cretonne, at. vard 10c 36 Inch wide Sllkollne, at yard 6ic 89c Feather Ticking, .. l40 hi yum $3.00 Extra superfine quality white or col ored Marseilles Bed Spread, with heavy and rich border In beautirui raised nom patterns. This Is one ot tne nnesi qum itles imported, extra large, f Aj a,h Am-W $1,00 Extra heavy white honeycomb Red Spreads, beautiful' Marseilles pat- 7Sc tern, extra large, each I $1.60 White fringed honeycomb Bed Spread, beautiful Marseilles pattern. This 1 splendid values for the money, heavy knotted fringe, fall size, Q8C The Railroads and the PeopleCredit Mobilier Em JVBTRCCTION companies organ- ThlrH l c t t, I and financed by railway of- ' a oi o benes ol Timely Articles Written by Edward Rosewoter, Editor of The fleers for personal gain have been Bee, on Different Phases of the Pending Railroad Problem the most pernicious factor In the capitalization of American rail- ur 5 tL.rlrjw.r..' - t amount Mnt t. meet these fixed v - . .- v ... v.? j i vu v tuv uiu uireciors. mall investment under our uu trammeled He finds that the road owns a vary lnade- yittera of railway chartering. The fail- Quate supply of rolling stock and that the ure of national and state legislatures to deficiency has been made up by the Car provide safeguards that would prevent pro- trust, also under the control of the old nilscuoua stock watering, and frenzied directors. Each of these things and per- flnance construction has caused the build- haps others must be made the subject of lng of parallel lines of railway In territory "sht or of a compromise. The latter Is that could have been well served by one aiways tne cheaper one. By its facts: That the Union Pacific 'railroad charge during the first ten years resulted from Omaha to Ogden was constructed unr la an Increase of the bonded debt by der three contracts; that through the Inter- nearly $10,000,000, for which the company ventlon of assignments made by the holders received less than $7,000,000. of these contracts and through the Inter- The construction ring organized by the ventlon of a construction company known promoters of the Central Pacific railroad as the Credit Mobilier of America, the was even more rapacious and conscience profits from these contract were secured loss than the syndicate that organized railroad and made it possible to secure "i the ring usually secures hundred "" " tmoa treo.ii moonier. me nrsi xniny-one mnes rstts of transportation based on the cost of of thousands more at the expense of the pcifl0 ""road themselves. The persons of the Central Pacific, commencing at service and a fatr Interest on an honest in vestment. The fraudulent methods pursued by American railroad builders was outlined by Prof. Hadley, now president of Yale college, in his work on the history of Amer ican railways, as follows: "An inside ring issues stock certificates to the value of $l,000,ouo, on which perhaps $100,000 Is paid in. They then publish their prospectus and place on the market $2,000, 000 of bonds, with which the road Is to be . built. They sell the bonds at 80, reim burse themselves the $100,000, advance by charging the moderate commission of 6 per eent for services in placing the loan anil have at their disposal $1,600,000 in cash. "These same directors now appear as a construction company and award them selves a contract to pay which Is worth $1,200,000 actual Investors." Subsidies p-y tne BUI. As already stated, for the construction these startling figures of transcontinental lines congress voted- Cost to the railroad company -- tiami oi iana witn Bona subsidies, which were eventually transformed Into second mortgages. The aggregate area of the Pacific railroad land grants exceeded a fraction of over 26,000,000 acres, of which the Union Pacific secured 11.399.844 acres, the Kansas Pacific 6,000,000 acres, the Cen tral Paciflo 8,000,000, and nearly l.Ono.OOO more acres were distributed in hr..h who received these profits determined the Sacramento, were constructed between 1S62 amount thereof by their own votes. The and 1864 at a cost of $22,00 per mile In icbuii oi mne inree contracts presented gold, when greenbacks were quoted at a or the road from Omaha to Ogden - $93,646,287.28 Coat to the contractors of the road frjm Omaha to Ogden.. 60,720,958.94 Net profit of the Credit Mo- blller construction ring $12,826,328.S4 "The bondholders, on the other hand. have paid $l,G00,0UO for a $L200,OiiO road, but the troubles f the bondholders and the advantages of the old directors by no means end here. When the receiver takes possession he discovers thut valuable ter aaioal necessary (or the uocesaful work- To this should be added the amount paid to the Credit Mobilier on account of fifty eight miles between Ogden and Promontory . 'clu,",ve- however, of the land grant Paciflo railroad. $1,104,000. making a total to the Burlington system west of the Mis- construction dividend to officers of the . . Union Pacific railway $,9-J9,S28.34. The The bonded subsidies to the Pacific rail- n,,ui ...,,. .i., $1,500,000 for work iL nlly ,65O00'0on- of wh'c contracts was substantially equivalent to only. The road m ,Ln " Pcln, received $27.23.- ho proceed, of the first mortgage bonds 512, he Central Pac fie 125 nss.i?o r,H ,. .r. . ... . v,.. ,." "i me company ana or tne government Kansas Pacific $6,303,000. In addition tn w.-. M the coat of the whole road to the Credit Mobilier contractors was $50,720,963.94, leav ing a difference between the proceed-- of the bonds and the actual cost of the road $112,213.11. 4 8am Mlerhevl Cneqoeee. The natural effect upon the Union Pa ciflo system of Credit 'Mobilier construc tion was that the annual Interest rate was vastly greater than It would have been had the road been honestly constructed is finished and probably does not pay Inter- of a receiver. Posxibly the old manage- ? e"0rmOU"J bnJ 'Ubidy the Paclflo ment may have an influence on his appoint- . w""! qual mount ' t ment. At th. worst, they hav got back "If-f"1 ln aU 'boUt flM-' II the money they put In plu the profit. V lth the '""ranee of of the construction company-in the case h1' ?b'"tywto mit niortag bonds guar- upposed. V00 per cent an,eed by the United States the promoters The landholder, nn h. mh.r hH ul ln" - nion ana central Pacific railroads proceeded to exploit those respective roads through construction companies controlled absolutely by themselves. DUelesaree ( th Fras. The disclosures mad by an Investigating and financed, and th Inability to cars discount of from 40 to 60 per cent and the mountain sections of the road Involved an expense of from $40,000 to $1CO.COO a mile, but the average paid by the company per mile, counting' the stock at 60 cents on the dollar, was $100,000 per mile, hm1 count ing it at par value, $178,000 per mile. $ Story of th Btm Four. For the construction of some portions of the road through the Sierra Nrvud.:s thi contractors, who also were directors i'f the corporation, credited themselves w t'i from $3(,0U0 to $-i00.0M per mile. T; e Crocker contracts, which embraced t:ie greater part of the Central Paclrte line, were awarded by the votes of Stanford, Huntington, Hopkins and Crocker, who constituted a majority of the hoard of director., and the profits arising out of these contracts were divided nmong these four persons. This same singular feature pervaded all contracts for construction of branch lines n.nd repair, for leases of the auxiliary lines, for She espre.-s business, for the sale of coal and all other materials, all of which were procured through the Intervention of construction companies, express companies, or development com panies. In which these four persons were 1 substantially the only stockholders. According to th report of th Union Ta- clfle Railway commission the mileage of the main line and auxiliaries by the Cen tral Paciflo construction syndicate aggre gated 1.340 miles, constructed at a cost of $58,301,835, for which the bonds, stocks and cash paid aggregated $130,730,129.69, leaving a net profit to be divided among members of the syndicate of $62,428,897.84. In addi tion to the stocks, bonds and cash paid to the contractors for building the Western Paciflo railroad, which became part of the Central Pacific, the contractors received the total amount of the land grant, which was also divided among the members of the syndicate. Extent of Padded Capitalisation. Within a few year, after the Central Pa clflc had converted half a dozen men of very moderate means Into multi-millionaire, the Pacific coast syndicate concocted and car ried out a plan to scuttle the Central Pa cific and at the same time amass another $50,000,000 by the construction of the South ern Pacific railroad, that was designed not only to compete with the Central and Union Pacific, but to eventually wreck the first overland ral'road and place the Southern Pacific construction ring in poKltlon to huy under foreclosure. A Kimllar scheme was under contemplation and came very near being carried out by Jay Gould and his as sociates with regard to the Union Pacific, ami it only miscarried after the conKulida lion of the Kansas Pad tic with the Union Pscltlc enabled Gould to rake in several millions and gave him the control of both roads. It will thus be seen that the amount ab sorbed by the construction syndicates that built the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rallroadj aggregated 106.36s,22H. 18. The cap italisation of those roads has been padded by that amount and the patrons of the Pacific railroads ore compelled now to pay tolls to mr.Ue good Interent to the tune of from $i;,fX;,000 to $8.0wU'X a ear. That the other transcontinental lines that compete with the Union Pacific system have also been credit mobtllerlsed Is a matter of notoriety. How the fraudulent capital ization engendered by Credit Mobilier con struction Is to be eliminated Is a problem that must sooner or later be solved. EDWARD ROSE WATER. Prattle of the Youngsters Visitor Are you at the head of your class now, Johnny? Johnny No; I'm at the foot But I can lick every boy in school. Mamma Now, as this Is your 6th birth day, Robert, would you like to hav a pretty cake with five candles in It? Robert Well I guess Id rather have five cakes and ono candle. Teacher In what son do w live. Tommy? Tommy Temp'rate .one. Teacher Can you tell me why it is called temperate zone? - Tommy 'Cause, it's too cold ln winter an' too hot in summer. "iftamma," called a tot from the top of the stairs, "come an' stay with me till I get to sleep I'm frightened!" "Didn't I tell you," was the reply, "that there waa no need to be afraid, because God would be with you?" "Yes, you did but he ain't showed up!" Mamma Did you have a good time at Dorothy's party, Harold? Harold I should say I did-great! Mamma-What little girls did you dano with? Harold Aw. I didn't dance none. But at supper I had two plates of ice cream an' got most of Jim Brown's when he wasn't lookln'. .An' he hit me an' I licked th' tuffin' out of him. Senator Beveridge was describing a pre cocious little girl. "She showed her pre cocity the ether dy." he wild, "by a ques tion that she asked me. It was a clever question. It was the question of a misogyn ist and a cynic I (sald to her. In the course of sn examination ln mental arith metic. 'How old would a person be who was born In 11?' She smiled and asked: "Was th person a man or a woman f " Out ol the Ordinary 4 One of the women in a slumming party in San Francisco lost her purse containing $60, and when it was returned to her by a prisoner who found it she rewarded him with 10 cents. The Incident is cited as a refutation of th calumny that women never give tips. The smallest full grown elephant In Europe Is on exhibition in London. He Is thirty-three Inches in height and weigh. 230 pounda. When he was taken to a pho tographic gallery the other day for hi. picture he went in a cab. A luncheon of buns and brandy and water was provided for him. "Died while trying to commit suicide." was the verdict of a coroner's Jury la London the other day, and It was In ac cordance with the testimony. The ex citement of getting a knife and preparing to kill herself was fatal to Maud Marshall, who had a weak heart. It Is estimated by statisticians that a man 60 years old has slept 6,000 days, worked 6,600 days, walked IxW days, amused himself 4.0(10 days, was eating 1.5"i0 days, was sick 600 days, etc. He has eaten 17,u"j0 pounds of bread, M.000 pounds At meat, 4.C00 pounds of vegetables, eKS and fixo, and drank, ln all, 7,0) gallons of liquid, namely, water, tea, coffee, beer, wine, eta. The Vatican Is a city, nay, a little king, dom In Itself. Its thousands of rooms hi divided up Into libraries, art fcallerten, chapels, monasteries, museums, inausolu urns, admlnlstralive halls and private suites. Within the portals of the Vatican, the Impression wrought by Its disappoint ing exterior vanishes completely. Hero all Is one vast silence. No echo from the out side world penetrates to disturb Its serene peace. When President Roosevelt visits Georgia, In keeping with his prondse to Senator Clay, he will be presented with two ru celpta and bills of sale for four negro slaves, by Colonel George H. Jones, of Cobfc county. These sales were made by tii4 President's grandmother that she mluhl obtain ready money with which to pur chase the trousseau for the wedding of her daughter. Martha Bullock, to Theodora Roosevelt, sr. of New York, tuther of Hi president. A London life Insurance company re cently got this letter from a bereaved widow: "I take pleasure In informing you of the death of my husband, who was as sured lit your company. I'leaae send in papers quick, so I can prove he Is dead." Ci n or the most unique canes In exist ence 1. the property of L V. Beans, pay master OI ine uuningiou railway. IMS cane represents $1UO.ouo.0uO In money, t.260,0o0 pay checks and fchO.ooO miles of travel. The same was made by Mr. Beans himself from part of the pay checks paid out In his niteen year ei experience as i