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What Is Golnii On nt (he
fC Nftw Record for Cabinet Members
t it r
ires from tho prcsl-
i .March I noxl. Iio will
( : il f'ir numerous can
r Tlio last cablnot
It i over will bo com
',. r of oorapnratlvoly
c will bo but ono man,
n who attonileJ tho
c lift thnt ItooscTelt
u 'anm of 1901. Thero
j ,i other. Searctnry of
( tcijou, who wag at
- fV. c In March. 1305, when
; , , c n't red upon hli pres-
r f and half year of hli
I. ksovcIi will haro hail
i net officers, but not
" men, for Mr. Itool
3 lit him first ai secre
i. J 'hen as secretary of
i ou has bad threo
3 under Itoosorolt
l 1 'abr. post oinco and
v (ienoral Ilona
! . .o Into tho cabluct as
' r navr
t Jr.t has mado so
a 1hcro have been six
3 ? t'ii uavjr slncu Mr.
noosovolt entered tho Whlto Houso-
Look, Morton. Moody, Itonaparto, Mel
cnlf nnd Newberry, nnd flvo postmas
ters iconerni -Smith, Payne, Wynno,
Cortelyou nnd Meyer, There haro
been two secretaries of stato Itay
nnd Hoot. Tho recent announcement
that Secretary Hoot Is to reslsn as
soon ns ho Is olrctod to tho sonato
from Now York nnd that Assistant
Bocrotary of Htnte Hobert Hacon of
Now York and Iloston will nicceed
him assures thrco secretaries of stato
during President KoosotcH's time.
Mr. ItooiOTClt has also had throo sec
retaries of tho treasury, threo secre
taries of war, thrco attorneys Renoral,
threo secretaries of commorco and two
secretaries of tho Interior.
OroTor Cleroland. tho only other
president slnco (Irant's tlmo who has
served two terms, had but 23 cabinet
oracers. They were. In two adminis
trations, separated by four-year po
rlod. In each of his administrations
most of tho men who came Into olTtco
with htm remained at his cabinet
labia till tho cloio of tho four years
for which tho president had been
elected. Hut ono of tho changes In
Mr. KooicvoH's cabinets has been on
account of death, and that was In the
When Mr. Hacon becomes secretary
of state threo of tho nlno members of
tho last Iloosovclt cabinet will be
men who were favorites at tennis and
have been counted as mombors of the
m - i am - v . . v r
lo bmbarK Again on Matrimonial Sea
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ti")il Josed In tho an-
' it the engagement of
': s millionaire clubman,
and playwrlRht. to
! Milian Jarvls, a niece
. rgt.m and ono of last
a' ft active and charm
er nt was announced by
' -m wife of tho lato sen
M 1 lean, who was ono of
t r,n la tho Wolvcrlno
l a son of the late Sen
'I." Gibson of Iullana
w ut Associate Justice KA
This Is Mr. Glbnon's second venturo
cn tho sea of matrimony. In 1900 he
married Miss Minna Flold, daughter
of Henry Field of Chicago nnd nlcco
of Marshall Klold, tho merchant dry
Roods prince. Tholr wedding eight
years ago was tho result of a ro
mance dating from their meeting In
school, but tho marrlsgo turned out
unhappily and two yesrs ngo Olbson
and his first wlfo were divorced.
Shortly afterward sho married Alger
non Hurnaby, a member of tho Hrltlsh
"smart sot," and thoy aro living la
After his dlvorco Preston Olbton
took up his realdenco permanently In
Washington nnd nt oncp, became pop
ular In tho set which comprises some
of tho host known beaux and belles of
tho capltsl. Hesldcs being a well
known author of Kentucky stories,
Gibson has dramatic talonts, and took
a prominent part In social theatricals
Hut It was as an athlctn and lover of
open air sports that Miss Jarvls camo
to know hint, and their lovo of nthlot-
les soon ripened Into tbo romance
which was announced recently.
Tho debut of Miss Jarvls last win
tor was regarded ns ono of tho smart
est events of tho season.
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' c t amusement wascro
'ic hearing of tho com
rs nnd means tho other
n- wspajier ortlolo was
attention of tha com-
C that "tho waya and
"pe which Is liow en
'ak of framing a bill to
can Industries, hnd pur
r barlng tha mark,
at Hrltaln." Tho clln-
"'i along to tho commit-
t-J flraliy ono of them sent
wn to n member of tho
- of the United States
' ' He Is also closely re
" : William V. Draper.
1 was former ambasss-
- ! 'h of wham atouow
f- " - i S rington soofcm 1
Amusing Stories on Tariff Revisers
from Hrussels, and that tho wood
work or ttio imposing ' throne upon
whlph tho committeemen sit at hear
ings, was brought "vor from Italy,
"In fact." said n Democrat, "tho only
article of domostlc production around
tho commlittco room theso days Is tho
hot air supplied by tbo witnesses who
appear beforo us.
All of this recalled to Democratic
members of tho committee a ludicrous
Incident that occurred during thu con
slderntlon of tho Dlngloy bill In tho
house, 11 years ago. Nelson V. Dlng
loy of Mnlno was In cbargo of tho tar
iff measure at that time. Ho was
speaking to tho theme, "Wo should
encourage American Industries;
Mr. Dlngloy wns followed on tho
floor by Jerry Simpson of Kansas,
whoso nlmblo wit and comlo stories
are n part or tbo traditions of tho
houso. Mr. Dlngloy woro a high lint.
and lnvnrlnbly brought It Into tha
houso with him, laying It on tho chair
adjoining tho ono ho occuplod
'The gentleman should practice
what ho preaches," shouted Mr. Simp
son, moving toward tho unsuspecting
Mr. Dlngley. Picking up Mr. Ding
ley's headgear, Simpson continued:
"1 find n label In thu gentleman's hat,
readlug thus; 'Mado In London.'"
erine Elkins to Become a Nurse
firmed thnt report, nnd ever slnco
Washington has been wondering what
tho young woman would do, it being
assumed that bor affections had bcon
as deeply wouudod as her royal suit
or's by tho breaking of thu engage
It Is now learned that Miss Elkins'
nttltudo toward soclaty for Ilia next
six months at least, and porbaps
longer, will bo moro serious than was
Arrangements have been mado by
Miss Klklns to bogln the serious work
of study In tho homeopathlo general
hospital In Washington,
Thu caurso which Miss Elkins will
hava to follow, under tbo rules of hos
pltal training, will include, attendanc
at all lectures, punlcs and operations
Sho will have to spend a certain uum
her of hours each day In various
wards obsorvlng the treatment of n-
tlunts and fitting herself to tako tew-
pcratures, dress wounds, apply baud'
agos and do all which a nurse must
: Dorform for tho sick.
' t r session Is ovor turn up
T t y n which you aro sitting
' " rr,ark " This was done.
r-veiled that tbo chair was
r 'nv iry disclosed that tho
j " e walls of tho commit
u3 Imported rrom Canada,
'2 ic's on tho floor camo
T L i T ho rc'nanco of Knthci
,c j 1"s and tbo duko of tho
of A t 'V"3 Mko ,ho llnnl chapter
t,.V lsl"'ned novel. In whfcli (ho
.... 1 w,n hor memories to
IWf , ,H..an" ,D0 Mro betakes
w ' woimoea hoart to thu
r; ' of the world lo seek for-
ehat t.- v , ." annbuncoment
Mt b0 uo n'n"'BO bo
r ( w Jikina and thu Italia
'Jc j i. , .'" 01 king was hard
Hti Vp , ?aMu "rought from
i'1 Uiat ,ho auko
But I It) n,?,M 01 y
m dlsuuUhcs haro ooe-
END THE ROBBERY jPLANK3 ,ntcndcd t deceivh!
OEMAND OF WESTERN FARMERS
FOR TARIFF REFORM.
Qrest Agricultural Beetlon of the
Country Has Paid Taxes to Rob
ber Trusts Long Enough
"Protection" s Fsree.
Tho bulk of surplus ensh In the Uni
ted States IS owned by western fnrm-
ers. They deposit It In tholr local
banks, whenco It flows through vari
ous channels to tho eastern money
markets for Investment.
At a recent national gathering of
presidents of Insurance companies the
statement was mado that money Is a
drug In tho market Tho lnsuranco
men Are In closo touch with tho finan
cial market, as they hava prodigious
surpluses to Invest. Just now tho
ranrket Is flooded with tho hoards of
Tbo Insgulnr fact Is thnt whllo the
east Is Just recovering from a money
panic tho agricultural west hnd no
panic to rccovor from. Tho farmers'
havo bad no hard times for a series
of yoars. Thoy wero still buying au
tomobiles nnd luxuries when panic
stricken eastern bsnks wero Issuing
clearing houso certificates.
Tho working capital of banks, rail
roads, factories and mines comes In
tho main from tho small accumula
tions of thrift put out at Interest. Tho
greatest creditor of all Is tbo Ameri
can farmer. Whllo bumper crops and
high prices for agricultural products
prevail tho farmors will remain su
premo in tho creditor class.
Tho farmer keeps up tho country
banks and stores, which In turn sup
port tho great marls of Industry In
tho cities nnd manufacturing centers.
Wall street and tho speculators mere
ly levy toll on tho teeming Industry
of the nation. Tho tariff barons got
their share of tho spoils through In
direct tariff taxation.
Practically everything the farmer
has to buy yields a tax to somo rob
ber trust. If ho would Improvo his
buildings he must pay a tax to tho'
lumber trust If moro implements aro
needed tho harvester trust gets Its
pound of flesh.
So It runs through the whole list of
necessities and luxuries. Tho trusts
tax the farmers llko all other con
sumers without giving anything tan
gible In return. Tho allegod "protec
tion" of tariff schedules Is n mockery.!
ss far ns tho farmers aro concerned.
Their coinage of wealth from tho soil
needs no artificial protection.
It Is to lessen plain tariff robbery
that western farmers demand gonulno
"The London Standard has discov
ered that on tho avorage Ainerlcnnj
wages aro 2V, times as much ns Urlt
Uh wages. In declaring that the dif
ference Is duo to tho protectlvo poller
tho Standard shows a logical mind."
St. Louis GIobe-Domocrnt.
Why then are not wages higher In
flermany and Franco than In Kng
land? Tho conditions of life in nil
thrco countries aw practically the
same nnd not different as they are In
England nnd America. Yet In England
under free trade wages aro far higher
than In Gormany nnd Franco under
protection. Moreover wages In Amer
ica wero higher than any In Europe In
tho beginning becauso of nntural con
ditions that still obtain, and tho fcrgu
mcnt for n tariff was that our "Infant
Industries." having to pay wages so
much hlghor than European Indus
tries hnd to pay, ought to havo protee
tlon equal to thu difference until they
got established. Hut now wo hnvo It
that protection Is what makes high
wages. How can a thing bo both
causo nnd effoett First wages aro
higher nnd thoreforo wo must havo
protection; second, protection has
mado wages higher and thcroforo It
must bo maintained. Verily, such Is
Tariff Taxing tho Small Home.
Tho ambition of cvory thrifty worh
earner or soil tiller Is to own his
home. Those modest abodes nro the
fruit of sclf-tacrlilco and plodding In
dustry. Tho lumber trust sits In tbo gates ot
prosperity nnd takes toll ot every
homo builder of modest means. It
tnxes every stick of finished timber
thnt goes Into tho dwelling. It taxes
tlio Dlaln. uniirotcntlous furniture. It
tnxes the fnrmor's barn whoro ho
houses his crops, and tho sheds for
Two Cents and $29,240,000.
A Michigan mun Is serving a 30
days' Jail sentence for 1HiotIR n
two-cent stamp from Undo Sam. You
can't got by with a thing of that valu
nt Ion, but if It's something llko 129.
240,000, for lustnuco well, thut's an
The real cost (ot steel) this year Is
tho hlghost In years bocnuso so few
mils nro mado. Charles Schwab to
tho Ways nnd Means Committee.
Cut tho tariff, drop tho price, then,
nnd It will bo chuapor to imiko them;
for demand will double.
Tho president having answered con-
i-riua In Ills usual tonn of volco In the
matter of the secret service Incident,
that co-ordlnatu branch of tho govern
ment mav consider Itself billeted In
the Ananias club until tho 4th ot
Mr IlnnKiivoH will Irv In cnnluro a
kleenn-boc, a kahau nnd Nelson Morris
& Co., but so rnr as mo nutnraciie com
trust Is concerned It may stamp nnd
race through tho Jungle at wiu
Hard to Put Other Constmetlon on Re
Mr Tnfl's position with regard to
(he enuttnblo limitation of negro suf
frage lr tlin south, as defined In his
address to tho North Carolina socloty,
bad tho support of tbo best sentiment
lit the north. Ills opposition to the
Vgrnndfathor clause" of tho proposed
Maryland constitutional amondmcnt
shows n "spirit of fairness nnd equal
ity" which has received gcnoral In
dorsement Hut In vlow of Mr. Tsft's liberal at
titude toward tho reasonable restric
tion of negro suffrage, what does this
plank of tha Republican platform of
"Wo declare onco more nnd with
out reservation for tho enforcement In
spirit nnd letter of tho thirteenth,
fourtfenth nnd fifteenth nmendmcnts
to the constitution, which wero de
signed for tho protection and advance
ment of tho negro, and wo condemn
all devices thnt have for their real aim
his disfranchisement for reasons of
color alono as unfair, un-Amorlcan nnd
ropugnant to tho supremo law of the
Mr. Itooscvclt on October 27 last
wrote to tho president of tbo Virginia
"I do not bellevo that there Is a sin
gle Individual of any convcqucnco who
seriously dreams ot cutting down
'southern representation, nnd I should
havo no hesitation In ststlng nnywhero
and at any tlmo that as long as tha
clctlon laws nro constitutionally en
forced without discrimination as to
color, tho fear that southern repre
sentation In congress will be cut down
Is both Idlo and absurd."
Yet your Itepubllcan national plat
form of 1901 declared:
''Wo favor such congressional ac
tion as shnll dctermlno whether by
special discriminations the elective
franchlso In any stnto has been un
constitutionally limited, and, If such
1b tlio case, wo demand that repre
sentation In congress and In tho elec
toral college shall bo proportionately
reduced, as dlroctod by tho constitu
tion of the United States."
The virtual repudiation ot tho Ite
publlcan platform declarations of 1001
and 1908 by tho president and the
president-elect raises nn interesting
question ot party honesty. Wero these
planks embodied in the platforms
merely to humbug negro voters la the
The President and the Courts.
In his statement tho president truth
fully says that he has no power what
ever to do anything In regard to the
recent decision of Justlco Wright In
the contempt cases. In order to show
his entire Impartiality, he refers to the
fact that he took no action In tho mat
ter of tho $29,000,000 Standard Oil
fine. This reference rather weakens
tho forco ot bis statement, for it will
bo remembered that ho severely criti
cised the Judges who reversed tho de
cision ot Judgo Landls, while for Jus
Ilea Wright ho has no criticism. Tho
president took no action In tho Stand'
nrd Oil case whllo It was, as It is now.
In tho courts. Ho took no action, for
tfio very good reason that thero was
nothing that bo could do. Hut he
gavo tho Judges a rather fierce lecture,
In the present case ho says:
"Whether tho president does or docs
not think tho sentenco ot Mr. Com'
pers nnd his associates cxcesslvo la
not at present ot consequence, becauso
ho cannot tako any action or express
any opinion while tho case is pending
beforo tbo courts."
That Is true. Uo can do nothing,
and ho ought not to crltlclso. Wo are
glad to know that tho educational
process to which ho has been sub
jected Is having its effect. ludlanap
Ho Longer "Infant Industries."
Tho news from Washington that Re
publican congressmen aro scolug a
great light on tariff reform Is gratify
Ing. Extenslvo revision downwnrd ns
a result ot tho tariff hearings and ad
vices from tho country is now nntlci
patod. Certainly tho predictions ol
free lumber, freo wood-pulp nnd papor,
freo hides and leather products, with
heavy cuts In tho wool nnd steel
schedules, point to genuine revision,
The Infant Industries can no longer
conceal their adult proportions.
From His Throne of Money Baas.
Andrew Carnegie, mado colossally
rlcb by iniquitous tariff schedules, Is
sued a Christmas messago to tha
world. It Is worded In truly regnl
Style, and tho bumptious nalvcto with
which this citizen tells nil his fellow
citizens why thoy should bo thankful
nnd contented beats oven tbo record
of 'tho Nino Tailors of Toolcy street
who on a celebrated occasion Issued a
proclamation beginning: "We, the
peoplo ot England."
Stock Growers Will Want to Know
If thu ways and means committee
puts freo hides Into tho tariff bill and
leaves a tariff on loathor, It Is likely to
hear somothlug from tho northwest
nnd tbo middle west, whoro tho stock
growers aro not yot convinced that
tho beef trust gets all tho benoflt ol
tho tariff on raw hides. Maybo thli
Itn't right, but it's so.
Under , tariff for rovonuo tho pro
ceeds ko Info tho fcdoral treasury to
bo used for the gonorul benefit of tha
taxpnyers. Undor duties Imposed foi
protection tho preferred classes col
lect tho toll nnd put It In tholr own
pockets. Norfolk Vlrglulsu-Pllot.
It, begins to look as It tho future
meetings of tho Ananias club would
hayo to , be held la Madison Squari
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