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TTfE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FT? ID AT, APRIL 5, 1007.
al h il i ti w hi l m 3 ?1 .1 Tiie Omaha Daily Dee rOfNDED Br EDWARD ROSE WATER. VICTOR RoagWATliK, EDITOR. F.ntered 'st Omiti4 poslofflc S fwoml- matter. TERMS Of BC118CRIPTI0N. Dali Bee (without Runday), on yar...40 Bun.iay Bee,' one year'.. Saturday Um, one )Mr 1.60 DELIVER EI) BV CARRIER. Dally Be (Ineluding Bunriay), per week..lSe lally I lee, (wtthvt Bunriay), per wk...HM Kvenlnc H iwlthnnt Hnnriml. ner week. 6c j Evening Ie (with Sunday . per wek....lOo Address complaints of Irregularltle in de j llvry to City Circulation Department. offices. , Omaha The Bee Building. j South Omaha I'ltyHall Building. found! Rl iift 10 Pearl Street. ( hiraro-ltrt.) Unity Building. Nw York 15m Home Life IrMSHnrtr Bid. wahlnton (Vr Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to news ami ed itor In 1 matter ahould b addressed: Omaha He. Editorial I lepartment. rf:mittance8. Rmlt by draft, express or postal order, NnNa to The l?e Publishing Company. On,r 1-cent stamps received In payment of maJI accounts. I'eraonal check, except on OmAh or eastern exchange, not accepted. jTHE SEE PUBLISHING COMPANT. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. Btat of Nebraska. Douglas County, aa: Charles C. Itoaewater, general manager of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly inm, sys that the actual number of full and complete roples of The Dally, Morning, Evening and Hundsr Be printed during th month of March. 1907, via aa follow: 1 33,060 It 83J90 1 33.810 II 33,390 30,600 10 33,930 33,190 II 33,340 33,180 tl 33,390 31,970 21..... 33,690 1 31,860 it 30.4S0 31,950 26; 34,040 81,840 2 33,990 19 30,400 27 8350 11..... 39,370 21 33.790 12 9170 29 34,190 II 33,690 0 33.630 14 33,640 tl 30,660 It 38,380 14 33,380 Total 1,008,880 IT 80,410 Less unsold and returned coplea. 3,184 Net Total J99.3T9 Dally average .38,237 CHARLES C. ROSEWATBR, General Manager. Subscribed In my presence and aworo to before me thla lat day of April. 1107. (Seal) M. B. H UNGATE, - Notary Public WHKI OCT OF TOWJT. Sabacrlbera leavls,; the eity teni porartly shoald kaT Thm Be aaallea them. Aadreaa will be ehaaged aa fta aa reat. Exit Broatch. "What la a democrat?" asks the New York World. Why Is a' democrat? All good things must hare aa end even a reform Nebraska legislature. Leslie M. Shaw Bays the stock mar ket in New York has been overstlmu lated. It seems that for once Captain Eroatch has traveled the resignation route. As usual, the Omaha charter amend ments coma In only for eleventh hour I consideration. Mme. Emma Eames Story refuses td discuss her divorce case. She Is paid tor the use of her voice. - Colonel Bryan says he went Into pol itics by accident. However, premedita tion seems to mark his stay. g The base ball score card must now be I reckoned with by publishers In mak ii Ing up their list of "the sit best sell- o era. n Poor Dog Tray will have to bark pretty loud to get attention In the 8 midst of all these more exciting public b sensations. tl Cubans refer to Secretary Taft as t "the Jolly man." He has certainly handed them out a fine line of It from et time to time. V ai A con of Emperor William la to en ter Harvard college next fall. The J hating ..committee will soon find out ir be is a nmjlycoddle. . Colonel Ooethels has been elected president of the Panama railway. .He must be Qualified, all right, aa he was an. engineer In the army. Dr. Oorgaa reports health conditions at Panama as perfect since the army engineers have overcome the ravages of the resignation microbe. Mr. Carnegie's denunciation of Wall street stock speculation leaves the In ference. -that he is not as anxious to die poor as the country has been led to believe. The "discredited minority leader' had accumulated enough discredit for himself; and his followers without offering gratuitous Insult to the men who fought, for their country. Just when John Milne, the seismo logist, was expressing worry because the country had not had an earthquake for two weeks the Roosevelt-Harrlman correspondence was made public. The Sugar trust pleads the statute of limitations In the conspiracy charge brought by the Department of Jus tice. It Is refreshing to learn that the Sugar trust recognises a limitation In some directions. One ot th alienists says Harry Thaw Is suffering from dreams of "greater grandeur." Senator Depew must have had something like that when he though he was going to' be appointed ambassador to France. . ' President Roosevelt Intimates that Mr. Harrtman wanted to represent New York in the United States sen ate. Even Mr. Harrlman's enemies will hardly deny that he would have !r been an improvement over New York's present representation In th United Ctate senate. " ADnVT CAMPAIGN rVKD. Practical politicians ot all parties will And In the Roosevelt-Harrlman contributions to political literature" some Interesting revelations regarding the disposition of the. funds raised by democratic and republican national committee In every presidential cam paign. Both parties employ the same methods In ralslug these funds and, under ordinary conditions, with little difference In the amonnta secured or In the methods employed In distribu tion. The debate In progress between the president and Mr. Harrtman dis closes the fact that In politics, as In business, New York makes a specialty ot using other people's money for Its own advancement. Mr. Harrtman makes this point perfectly plain In this statement: The prealdent aent me a request to to to Washington to confer with him upon th political conditions In New Tork atate. I compiled, and he told me he understood th campaign could not be aucoeaafully carried on without sufficient money and aaked If I would help them In raising the necessary funds, aa the national com mittee, under control of Chairman Cor talyou, had utterly failed of obtaining thcra and there waa a larg amount due from them to the New York atate committee. Mr. Harrtman then goes on to show that he and his associates raised f 200, 000 for the republican national com mittee, which promptly turned the money over to the New York state committee to defray the expenses of the local campaign. " Accepting the Harrlman version, poli ticians outside the New York clique would like some explanation of how the national committee came to owe the New York state committee "a large amount," $200,000 or any other sum of money. There is no claim that the state committee had advanced any money to th national committee. The only Inference Is that the national committee was hoodwinked Into giv ing the New Tork crowd money raised under pretense of national campaign contributions. No financial aid was necessary for the success of the re publican national" ticket in New York. Mr. Roosevelt's triumphant re-election was assured, and the state contest In New York had no more bearing on the result than the municipal election at Broken Bow. Out of the debate now running, aside from the point of veracity between President Roosevelt and' Mr Harrl man, will probably come a change in the methods, ot handling national cam paign funds that will put New York on the same basis as other states Urg ing claims upon the treasuries of the national party organization. THE COLOR LINK IN WASHING TON. While negroes constitute one-third of the population of Washington, the national capital has been particularly free from race troubles, although the provocation has been often great. The color line, however, seems to be irre pressible and Washington now. has a case of trouble over the operation of the civil service law. When a negro, recently appointed after passing a civil service examination to a position in the draughting room of the supervis ing architect of tho Treasury depart ment, appeared for work other draughtsmen In the room refused to work at the same table with him and appealed to the department authori ties to hav him transferred to some other branch of the service. The Inti mation came back promptly that pres sure of such request would result In the dismissal of those making It. Now the protestants are appealing to their "Influence" to secure the-removal of the negro. The problem Is a troublesome one, with small promise of solution so far a government employment Is con cerned. The government is pledged by constitutional amendments to recognise no race or color distinctions in American citizenship or rights, and so long aa the negro can pass the civil service examinations the door ot fed eral employment Is open to him. Prac tical demonstration of this fact, as shown in the case cited, may have the effect of curing some of the young men and women of the country of their deluded notion that a government clerkship is the most select of all posi tions open to those seeking clerical employment. SWAMPBD BY EXPANSION. Out of the Immense mass ot data relating to railroads incident to the discussion over state and national reg ulation James J. Hill la finding abun dant proof In support of his recent as-' sertlon that It will require an expendi ture of at least $5,000,000,000 in the next ten years to enable the railroads to keep, pace with the industrial growth of the nation. The railroads have been simply swamped by an in dustrial expansion in which they hav been a great factor in bringing about, but whose development, which they have so enthusiastically and industri ously promoted, has turned out to be a veritable Frankenstein. While railroads have not been standing still, their development has not kept pace with growth In other lines. The railroad mileage of the country Increased from 92,267 In 1880 to 166, 70S in 1890. and to 194, $62 in 190. At the close of 1906 it was estimated that 223,000 miles of railroad lines were being operated in the United States, exclusive of double tracks and the thousands ot miles of sidings and terminal facilities. The equipment has no more than kept abreast of the construction of new tracks. In 1885 there were 1,265,203 fretght and passenger cars in service on American railways and this number was Increased to 1,798,424 at the end of 1906. Th Increase for last year and this year is limited only by the capacity of the car building shops. Notwithstanding Increased mileage and equipment, the railroad business has Increased In much greater propor tions. In 189? the freight business of the roads amounted to 88,567.770,801 tons, which Increased to 141,162.109, 412 in 1900 and to 187.375,621,53? la 1905. In 1900 the railroads carried 16,881,284,781 passengers, while in 1905 they carried 23.909,420,668. an Increase of nearly 7,000,000,000 In five years. Industrious as they may b In making constant Improvements, it seems alnrost Impossible to provide additional trackage, cars and motive power to handle the business In a man ner satisfactory to either the railroads, the shipper or the general public. Un der such conditions Mr. Hill's asser tion that $5,000,000,000 will have to be expended In railroad extensions and equipment In the next ten years does not seem so extravagant. OMAHA'S NSW POLICE BOARD. , Governor Sheldon has officially an nounced the membership of the long awaited new police board for Omaha. The names ot the appointees will surely commend, the judgment of the governor as to the character and cali ber of the board which Is to be in charge of , the administration ot fire and police affairs from now on. Robert Cowell Is one ot the few of our business men of first rank who does not shirk political duty. When it was found Impossible for him to Berve 88 railroad commissioner, to which he was elected last fall, the governor Im mediately Insisted he would want him on the police board. John L. Kennedy has Just finished a term in the national house of rep resentatives, having failed of re-election only by the fortuitous injection of the telephone franchise fight. His ability and high purpose will be con ceded by all. While th records of the two demo cratic appointees are less conspicuous, they are both highly recommended by those who know them. W. M. Oilier is an attorney who stands well at the bar and has never held office. E. C. Page Is another attorney of like good position in the profession who once aspired to a place on the district bench. The only criticism likely to be passed on the new board la that It is long on legal talent, three ot the mem bers being practitioners In the courts, but that Is not necessarily an objec tion, aa much of the business of the police board turns on questions of statutory construction. Starting out with the confidence of the people, the new police board should be able to inaugurate policies that will strengthen the discipline among the policemen and firemen un der its direction and Improve, the gen eral moral conditions of the commu nity, so tar as they depend upon strict surveillance of the vicious classes. It should be remembered, however, that these improvements must come grad ually rather than all at once, and that, much as it may help in that direction, ho mere change of police boards will of itself stop vice and crime. SCARCITY OK UNSKILLED LABOR. Strong as the demand is for trained and educated men in different Indus trial capacities, it Is insignificant com pared with the urgont need of un skilled workmen. Commissioner Sar gent of the bureau of Immigration at Washington calls attention to the con ditions in the labor market by answer ing a complaint from the south. The manufacturers and planters of ' th southern states have been making strenuous efforts to turn the tide ot immigration in their direction and have appealed to the authorities at Washington for aid In that effort. Mr. Sargent has replied that nothing can be done until the south offers better pay for unskilled workmen. He as serts that farm laborers are getting $2 a day In the western and north western states and that unskilled la borers on railroads and In factories ar getting pay that a few years ago was considered high for skilled work men. The milling towns in New England complain that the output of the fac tories Is being kept down by a short age of common laborers, and Canada Is offering special Inducements for workmen in various lines of Industry. Australia has a real labor famine and Is appealing to England to send more nen. Italy, Ireland, Sweden and Spain are trying to prevent the emi gration of their young men who are needed for the development of home resources. The labor famine seems to b world wide. . It mnBt be because the enter prises of the world are running ahead of the labor supply. Just to recall that all his state pa pers are not written by proxy, our rope-throwing mayor has expressed his opinion of the Roosevelt-Harrlman roundup in response to a request from a New York paper, wtth a verbose opinion winding up as follows: It lonka aa though Harrlman had quit the herd and gone to the wild bunch. Why should the Commercial club spend $25,000 to advertise Omaha when Mayor "Jim" can break into the New York prints over his own name in this fashion without chipping in a red cent? Roll call on the brewery hll In the house discloses the fact that of the sixty-seven affirmative votes twenty vere cast by fusion members, so th the bill would not have had the requisite constitutional majority had not the minority members come to Its rescue. In point of fact a larger pro portion of the fusion vote went for the bill than of the republican vote. Thee will be good figures for. some people to remember. A bill has Just been pas(d by the legislature to permit the city of Kear ney to buy Its water works plant.. If Kearney has as good luck as Onalin has had under the law for the Imme diate and compulsory water works purchase law enacted four years ago It may be in possession some time about the year 1920. Colonel Bryan has thrown a big bunch of bouquets at the Nebraska legislature for having accomplished more for the people than any of Its predecessors. Mighty few of the posies, however, hit the fusion part of the law-making body. Customs officials who recently classi fied frogs' legs as poultry have now declared that frog skins are leather. The frog, therefore, has been officially declared to be a near relative of the boarding house chicken. Financial reports show that the Wall Street Savings bank la one of the biggest financial Institutions in New York. It ought to do well if It saves what others lose in Its neighborhood. Policemen have been officially warned not to shoot at dogs running through the streets. Certainly not. !n an emergency of that kind the policeman is expected to use his trusty lariat. Force of Example. Washington Star. Railway magnates complain that labor la becoming Independent. Tbe working-men have had much opportunity to learn hu mility from the heads of that particular business. A Croat of Satisfaction. St. Louis Republic. , The corn belt of the United States takes pride in raising enough hogs to regulate the pork quotations of the world. Let there be many hogs, and all of them four footed ones. Too Swift for the Camera. Philadelphia. Press. It took Speaker Cannon only seven hours to go over the Whole of the Panama canal route. Going at such a pace he could hardly have any time to be photographed In the act of climbing a steam shovel. Cam for Lamentation. Kansas City Times. But if Harrlman did contribute SoO.000 to th campaign fund to help Roosevelt, you really cannot blame him for lamenting the fact. For he certainly has not been able to get his money's worth . out of the ad ministration since. ' A SUable Surplus. ' Indianapolis News. The government surplus for the fiscal year up to March 1 waa 161,200,009 aa com pared with Ifi, 000,800 for the same period last ye4r. But likely enough it will prove none too large when the appropriations Of the last session begin to reach Into th bag. , .. Ji A Pottering- Leader. Cincinnati Enquirer. ' It Is not th moat agreeable thing to say about William J. Bryan, but the rugged truth seems to be that he 1 "pottering." He has only one remedy for one distress, and he is not In favor of applying that for a good many years. Mr. Bryan should seise the abstract question of the tariff be fore Mr. Cleveland gets entirely away with th prlae. RAILROAD TALK OP Rl'IK. Am Iaataae llln1ratln th Shallow ness of Assertion. Springfield (Mass.) Republican. The railroad would have les trouble with state legislation for reduction of rates If they ware more considerate of the prin ciple that maximum revenue may be found In lower Instead of higher charges. They are quick and adept In figuring out a rev enue advantage from rate Increases, and very dull and slow In discerning a revenue advantage from rate decreases; and it is probably not an extreme statement to say that when, discovery has been mad of actual revenue gain from rate reductions which might have been considered ruinous. It has usually been forced upon the roads by the power of th publlo authority. It thus appear to be necessary to take with several grain of allowance the cur rent outcry ot the railroads that the rate reduction legislation of many of the states will prov absolutely ruinous and force numerous properties Into bankruptcy. Thl indeed I no more than what some of the managing officials themselves are quietly doing, one of them, unnamed, being thus quoted In a New Tork interview: "A great deal of this talk heard nowa days reminds me of a conference held at lhsn Moines twenty years ago between sev eral railway president and Governor Lara bee of Iowa, We were protesting vigor ously against a reduction In coal rates made by the state commission, and sus tained by the courts. We pleaded for three whole day that the reduction meant ruin to us. On the morning of the fourth day one of the commissioners called me aside and showed me a rate on coal made over night by the Rock Island, which waa much lower than the one established by the com mission. A soon a I could I got on other president out of the room and told him what had been shown me. That ntgh't we' all wurtf home." The point of this Is not so much the fact that ope of the roads waa talking ruin while secretly making rates lower than the "ruinous" ones. This might have been done to get business from other roads at any cost. The point is that the "ruinous" rates were maintained and submitted to by all the roads without any ruin and ap parently to their general advantage. This is not saying that the current rate reduction legislation Is generally moderate and reasonable. Much of It no doubt might prove too radical and bordering upon con fiscation. But it cannot be forgotten that the railroads of Ohio talked ruin very loudly over the enactment of a i-cent rate law last year, and have since found tht the law worked a positive advantage for them In Improving their passenger trafflo against the electric railway competition. Thry were unable to figure out any such result In advance, and lacked courage to try for It In any event; and this is far from being the only case where outside power ha had to be applied to bring a monopoly railroad Into knowledge of how to proceed for its own best Interests. The courts are going to be generally appealed to against much of this new rule legislation; but It Is quite possible In many cass that the courts would not help the railroad In giv ing Judgment according to th railroad demands ,ftOlSn ABOIT !KW YORK. RlpaJee n the Current of life ta the Metropolis. A novel, beautiful and Impreaslv Inci dent of Bfteter wa the "aunrlee serenade" to Ir D. 8nkey, the blind and bedrldjen slna-er, at hla home In Brooklyn. It wa an Impromptu HfTnlr In which a acore of frlemla. admirer and evmtwxthliera. partici pated. The aervlre wn led by Rev. Freder ick Mills, the rfinrln; evangelist, with a lara-e. choir from th Hanaon Plan Bap tlal church. Mr. Banker heard the flrat notes of "God Will Take Care of Tou," and asked that nil the window In hi room be raised and hla chair rolled to on Of them. In succession the alrnrcr sang Mr. Bankey favorites. "Onward. Christian Soldier," "When the Mlsta Have Rolled Away." "No Shadow There" and many others, while the blind evangelist wept More than 1)1,000,000 pennies were saved one by . one In the last eighteen years through the Influence of the Penny Provi dent fund, which ha recently published It annual report. The number of persona whose savings are represented Is only 81.114. The report also shows Jhat tl06.RS7 waa deposited last year, althouxh more than that amount waa withdrawn. Thl de crease In net deposits Is attributed to "the J constantly Increasing coat of the neces-. altles of living and higher rentals." Established In 18R9, the Penny Provident fund has assisted children and persons of slender means In the thrifty practice of saving their pennies and petty earnings until a large amount has been collected. There are 2C6 stations of the fund, twenty having opened last year. The greater proportion of these station are within the limits of New Tork City, but there are several in the eastern states. Many of the stations are In schools, or In children's clubs, but there Is also a large number connected with churches and charitable societies. One Instance cited in the report la that of a 10-year-old girl who saved 130 In small amounts to erect a tomb over the body of her mother. Twenty-six young women were turned Into full-fledged lawyers in one sweep at the graduating exercises of the law school of the New Tork university. It Is Immaterial what their scholastic standing was, but the fact Is Interesting that each wore an (academic black gown, a mortar board, a white frock and a flower In her hair. It Is refreshing to look over the list of names of these sensible and educated young women. There Is one "Nellie" and one "Minnie," while all the rest are plain Marthas, Margarets, Marys and EHxabeths, with one Mary Ann. A fleet of 107 steamships will carry 75,000 pleasure seeker to Europe from New Tork City during the months of May, June and tho first half of July. The fares collected by the steamship companies from these passengers will be In the neighborhood of $7,000,000. Never before has there been such an exodus to Europe as is promised for this season, unless a depression in busi ness should Intervene. The same story Is told at the offices of all the companies, "Most of our ship," say th managers, "from May to th middle of July are already sold out" One important factor In the tide of trans atlantic travel, Instanced by several of the managers, Is the conditions prevailing In Wall street. The recent financial troubles there were felt at once by the steamship companies In a marked decrease In tho number of bookings. In some case also people hav canceled their sailings or hav made them provisional on. the situation In Wall street. Should a serious and lasting period of depression occur there, the man agers Sook for a heavy withdrawal of bookings, while a prosperous and settled condition of the market would, they be lieve, undoubtedly Increase the number of people applying for tickets to Europe. In the latter case It would be Impossible for the companies to satisfy the entire de mand for transatlantic travel thla season. Last year about 260,000 people sailed from New Tork to Europe, the largest number of passenger on record. This year, how ever, according to present Indications, this number will be greatly Increased. No one knows quite so well as a curio collector how many queer fads occupy vth minds of people who have both leisure and money. One New Tork woman who Is an adept In the art of finding things in out of the way places and getting them at low price Is now working on no leas than fifty different collections, many of which are decidedly freakish. Here are a few of them: Stuffed toads for a West Side woman who already has various specimens of the genus toad in his various shape and sixes, fossilised vegetation, odd bot tles, teeth of famous people, photographs of particularly vicious animals. ' paper weights, door keys, exact miniature copies of inventions for the punishment of crimi nals and skins of cats of lofty lineage. The foregoing fads are selected at random, but serve to show the scope of the work undertaken by a person who adopts curio collecting as a profession. Taximeter cabs, which automatically reg ister the distanced traversed and the time consumed, as well as Indicating the legal charge to be made, are to run this sum mer In the streets of New Tork. The New Tork Transportation company will put out about 200 of them within the next six months. The taximeter looks very much like the cash register In street cars. It Is surmounted by a piece ofrnetal that looks like a flag, bearing In black letters the word "vacant." When this flag Is elevated It means that the cab Is for hire. As soon as the cabman gets a fare he turns down the flag. When the wheels begin to turn at a speed greater than four miles an hour the clock stops working, but the revolu tions of the wheels starts another part of the machine, and the distance and the re sultant fare are registered on a second dial. A third dial shows whether the first tariff, that Is, the tariff for two persons, or the second tariff, which Is twice as much and is for three or four persons, Is In use. Boost In Telecronh Rates. ' New Tork World. ' When th Western Union Telegraph I comrany celebrated it semi-centennial a year ago there was unkind comment on the fact that for twenty year it mea aage rates had remained practically un changed. That trouble ia now removed. Announcement is made of an increase on day messages amounting to about 31 per cent. Coat of maintenance has increased. It la said officially, without a corespond Ing increase of business. Somj figure will be Interesting while we are listening to the sorrows of this poor old telegraph company: Western Union profits for 1SSJ were 15. 790.924; for 1906 they war 17,188,084. Municipal Ownership In Chicago. Kanaaa City Star. It must be remembered that Chicago turned down municipal ownership of street railways only when it had the alternative of limiting private franchises to twenty years, holding the right to purchase the plant at its cash value anl securing to itself 65 per cent of the net earnings. Sen. tlment In favor of municipal ownership does not make much headway against sat lafartory public service at the hands of a private corporation. It Is at best, usually a last resort. PRRSOJAI. "OTF.8. The Philadelphia maa who- wore th first straw hat may hav been after a Camegle medal, but all he got was egsrs. Telegmph companies havs raised their rates because upon matur consideration they heller they could use the extra money. The U! Silent Sniilh w worth ;i.0OC,5a when Informed that ha had Inherited 6A. 000.000 more. He continued to say nothing, and his biographers are nnable to discover that he sawed any wood. Mrs. Clara Oottschalk Teterson of As bury Park. N. J.. a sister of the . noted pianist and composer, Loul Oottschnlk, has presented to New Orleans a splendid marble bust of the great composer, as well as one of his most valuable decorations and other priceless mementoes. Queen Victoria of Spain la a sad trial to her mnlds of honor. Educated In England, her majesty I an ardent believer in th virtue of fresh air and Insists on having windows open at all hours. This Is some thing almost revolutionary In Alfonso's domain, but, of course, the attendants do not dare to complain. Captain E. P. Grlswold, a veteran of the union army living at St. Johnsbury, Vt., and drawing a federal pension of $U a month, has made an extraordinary propo sition. It Is to the effect that he will turn over to any confederate soldiers' char itable association rnonthly the amount of hi pension, the only condition being that the association accepting the offer will apply the mone) to the relief of Indigent confederate soldiers. Captain Grlswold says he does not need the money, but knows there are many ex-confederates who do need help. . ; Prof. Alexander Graham Bell of telephone fame the other day was In Wsshlngton, where, as he strolled along Pennsylvania avenue, his snow-white hair and beard, ruddy face and easy carriage attracted much attention.' A newspaper correspond ent, long known to the professor, joined htm and In the course ot their chat aaked Mr. Bell's opinion of newspaper men. "Tou know, professor," said the correspondent, "but for us -you great Inventors would not be so widely known." "That's very true," coincided Prof. Bell, who added dryly: "And do you know, I sometimes think you newspaper men ar the greatest Inventors In the world." ) HIGHER TELEGRAPH RATES. Reasons for th Raise Lnck Financial Support. New Tork Times. The Western Union and the Postal Tele graph companies have advanced their rates, but have not thus far seen fit to take th publlo Into their oonlldence by a statement of reasons. The public ta manifestly Inter ested In th matter, for a prompt exohang of communications between near or distant points Is of business and social necessity. The telegraph companies ar publlo service corporations. An advance of rates for any kind of transportation, whether of passengers, goods or messages. Is something of a nov elty. For a generation the tendency has been the other way. Th strongest point, th most effective argument, mad in be half ot corporations subject to government control against attempts at regulating them has been based upon the progressive di minution of their charges. Now comes a halt, and charges ar Increased. It la well understood, of course, that th cost of supplies, like ' the cost .of living, has of late gone up. President dowry points out that there has been an Increase of from 26 to 100 per' cent in the coat of copper wire and other telegraphic materials, and that general maintenanoe Is more expensive than It was a few years ago. These apeoN fioatlons count for something. There Is an impression, however, that labor-saving In ventlons and new devices hav materially lowered the cost of telegraphic service. The publlo, which supports the telegraph companies, would like to know whether their financial condition, whether the re lations of earnings to capital, make the Increase In charges necessary. The United States Steel corporation has won much favor by Its policy of issuing full and detailed statements of Its busi ness. We are not aware whether the telegraph companies are' in a position to follow its example, but In these days, when there Is so much talk about th regula tion of rates, the prevention of stock watering and the general control and su pervision of service corporations, it would, we think, be wise for the Western Union and the Postal company to submit to pub llo examination and Judgment th finan cial grounds of their decision to increase rates. . Lighter Colors HE TENDENCY IN MEN'S SUITS AND OVER COATS THIS SPRINO IS DISTINCTLY TO WARD LIGHTER SHADES IN GRAYS, BROWNS, BLUES AND GREENISH MIX TURES. PLAIDS, SQUARES AND STRIPES IN IN--GENIOUS COMBINATIONS MAKE UP A NOVEL ASSORTMENT. OF PATTERNS. THE COATS ARE LOOSE AND BUT SLIGHTLY FORM FITTING AND THE LAPELS ARE BROAD AND LONG. WE'VE HALF A DOZEN DIFFERENT MODELS IN SACK SUITS. owning, King & Co ITU 8. WILOOX, Manager. ' Tho Piano That Makes You a Pianist. The greatest pleasure in owning a Piano Is being able to play it yourself. If a daughter or some member ot the family Is able to play the piano acceptably say all but the most difficult music that Is certainly an accomplishment to be proud ot. But would you not Ilk to be able to play yourself for your self whatever your taste or your mood prompUT How much would It be worth to be really master of the keyboard; not to be limited to "easy pieces", but to wander at will amongst the treasures of 8c human and Chopin, Beethoven and Grieg? Ten years ago, such a thing was only open to great talent, combined with great perseverance. Eight hours a day for years of the hardest kind of drudgery was the price many paid and even then success was only relative. Today the purchase of an Angelus-Plano carries this won derful ability with It. There are thousands of people who would buy an Angelus Piano at once If they fully comprehend how much pleasure It would bring Into their daily lives. Let us gfve you our booklet -on th "Angelus Piano". Angelus Piano f 650-f 700 op to $1,050. Bold on easy payments. A. Hospe Co. One Price No Commlselon. rt.ASIIRS OF Ft . Railroad Mtnt-What sat do yoq think la worse . for us In this natter ( adverse leslelatlon f Astute Lawyer Th state of suspense.-' Baltimore American. "Tou don't seem to consider my opin ion very valuable," ooniplalned Mr Chat tern. "My dear," repllert ber husband, "I eon rider them so y&taablc that It tho." m to see you giving them out so promiscu ously." Philadelphia lies. Distinguished Victor Let US now discuss, the sublect informally. President of the Club (severely) Thst cannot be, sir. Ws are- all ladle here, and th subject must be properly Intro duced. Washington Herald. , - - "What would you call Mis Oaylelgh blomle or a brunettsT" '1 don t know. I havsn't sn br for several weeks." Cleveland Plain Dealen "Are you going to favor government con' trol of railway?" ' "That depends," answered Senator Sor On what?" "On the preference Indicated by th men whose votes I need. "-Washington Star. , "Can't you realise that you'r merely wasting my time and your ownf" eons plained the busy merchant. "Why so?" asked the Insurance agent. "I told you some time ago that 1 was' Insured to the limit." "I know you did. but a man wilt say most anything to get rid of an Insurance man." Philadelphia Press. "Come, come, my little man," xClalmed. old Mr. Cheery. "I wouldn't cry Ilk th-it." . .. "All right," rpii2 th boy, through bl sobs. "Lemme give you a soak back 0 the ear with a stone like I rot an' see how you'd do It." Philadelphia Press. "The prisoner was going at the rat of SflO miles an hour." said the policeman. r The arrested chauffeur emlled. "look here," said the court, sharpry,' "you can't boom any make of auto Irftht tribunal of lustlcev I officially knock ot S00 miles and nne the prisoner $100 for th sixty." Philadelphia Ledger. MnnaatassasasssssnannsassmnasBnamBBMSsHa ' THE FINANCIAL VAMPIRE. Van Norden's Mag&slraa, A fool there was, and he bought some stock, (Even as you and I!) He was told It was strong aa eternal rorec (We called him a lamb of th newest flock); But the foot he bought an enormous bsock (Even as you snd I!) Oh, the risks we take and the deals WW make, I And the spoils of our head and hand Wei arm to the magnate who knew ton much (And now w know that he knew to much). But we didn't undem tandj. . . A foot there was, and his stock h sold (Even as you and II) And then, with a bound It upward rolled At the word of the magnate who con trolled. But the fool was scared and his feet got cold. (Even as you and It) Oh; the toll we lost and spoil w lost. And the excellent gains we planned Belong to the magnate who know too much (And now we know that he knew too much). But we didn't understand. N A tool there was, and his stock h held (Bven aa you and I!) And the price ' went down Ilk a tree (that's felled (Tetv somehow the magnate's surplus swelled). But ruin for that same fool was epelleda . (Even as you and I!) And It Isn't the drom and It Isn't th loss That stings like a red-hot brand. It's coming to know that W don't know much (Seeing at last w oan never know much) And never can understand. WHEN THE SHIP COMES III. I want to be watting upon the snore When the beautiful ship eomes rat I want to be waiting to see It sail Over, the seas or tne rairy tale. Laden with treasures of gold for me And my. heart as young.as.lt used to bs,.,, When the beautiful snip .cpmes. Ial... ... Oh, I shall know of the golden mom, 1 : When the beautiful ship comes lnl I've watched for its coming through all th years, Watched it wtth smiling and waited with tears; Dreamed of it breasting the wave and th foam; I want to be there when the ship comes home, . ' ' When the beautiful ship comes lnl "We'll all be happy." we used to say. "When the beautiful ship comes In.'1 'We'll all be happy.' the great throng cried. Who waited with us by the golden tide; For, eh, so many are waiting, dear, Day after day and year after year. Till the beautiful ship comes lnl Old or young. I will hobble down, When the beautiful ship comes In! Old or young, I will chase the gleam ' Of fairy, fancy and elfin dream; And all of my sorrows will fade away, And all of my troubles will vanish, torn day, . When the beautiful ship comes int 2613 Douglas Btr ' i. vr