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Lacked Confidence in the Weather Man
WASHINGTON. There la not yet
that absolute trust In tho weather
bureau that should exist, and If this
were not true the loss In the recent
Went India hurricane, which came on
schedule time, would have been much
less. Ports In tho storm district were
warned of tho approaching disturb
ances, and vessels In tho extreme
south Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
ports received advices to remain In
The storm apparently had Its Incep-,
Hon near the middle Islands of the
Icsser Antilles, and moved thence
westward over the Caribbean sea. In
accordanco with tho weather bureau
warning much of the shipping wns
placed In safe harbor and not Injured
at all. The loss of life would havo
been much less In nil probability had
not tho people who were warned dis
dained to heed the warning.
Thcro are really a lot of right sen
rlble people who believe that tho
weather bureau Is something to laugh
at and havo fun over. And thero are
a lot of other people, notably lTnlted
States senators, who while In Wash
ington direct all the operations on
thi-lr larins and ranches by tho weath
er bureau reports. Knrly In tho morn
ing senators and representatives bo
gin studying tho weather bureau maps.
If tho reports of tho weather from tlio
section In which thoy live show that
rnln Is Impending In harvest time, a
largo fnrco Is ordered to work, by
wire, and the mnnagcr told to hustle.
If hay Is to bo cut and tho wenthet
bureau reports say "storm," the hay
Is not cut, but by wire tho mnnagcr ot
the farm or ranch Is ordered to hold
tho "hands" for nn emergency call In
enso tho weather Indications art
brighten Particularly la tho weathct
mnp studied In tho winter by western
United States representatives In
congress have many of them much of
their wealth In rattle, hogs, sheep ot
.horses. A billiard means untold loss
to them. It tho weather Indications ot
that special locality nre forbad weath
er, the herds nro rounded up, where
thoy may be cared for Indefinitely In
caso tho storm breaks.
Indeed, although not perfect by any
means, the weather bureau prognos
tications havo saved tho people of the
country millions ot dollars a year, and
would savo them yet other millions II,
tho pcoplo would but heed tho warn
ing. It Is a common thing to say:
"What does tho morning paper say?
Rain? Well, I will put my umbrella
away. No rain to-day." Jnst the
same, flvo out of seven times the
rain comes. ,
WST TO BE HEARD
Liquor Men to Reform Their Business
THE world do more. Tho liquor deaV
ers of Washington nre engaged In
a reform ns Is a reform, say what you
will or may. They propose to have
liquor vended In tho national capital
In a perfectly ladylike way, nnd It
please you tho Retail Liquor Dealers'
association is at the head ot the re-
Among the Important features sug
gested as the futuro policy of the lie
form Liquor Dealers' association aro
the strict observ. nee of tho regula
tions now In fore? by the excise bond,
the partial elimination of tho "grovl
er," nothing to be sold In this form to
wagon drivers or Other passers-byr
the doing away with the free lunch,
except a screened bowr of cheese and
crackers, the free lunch being an un
warranted competition to regularly
licensed restaurants and cafes and at
the same time calculated to be Insani
tary and a means ot transmitting dis
ease; the discontinuance ot "cut
prices" and brazen competition; the
doing away with large signs, and the
removal of all kegs piled up In front
of saloons as an advertisement of the
volume of business being done.
No liquor U to bo sold to n female
over tho bars, nor In private upstairs
rooms or hallways, objectionable char
acters or language around saloons will
be placed under tho ban. Men known
to bo habitual drinkers or those In
any way under the Influence ot liquor
will be refused.
Well, now, you know, all this might
have been written by the W. C. T. U,
and certainly it Is a vindication of the
bard work they havo been doing .for
the betterment of large cities.
To stop tho "rushing of the growl'
er" and the serving of liquor to -women
will go n long way toward that re
form which all good, public-spirited
people havo long desired.
There Is to be nn absolute) closing
of all saloons from Saturday night
until opening time the next Monday
morning. Members of the association
will aid the authorities In running
down "speak-easles" and thS bogut
Tho members of the- association
hare held several conferences rwlth
MaJ. Sylvester, superintendent of po
lice, and for tho first time In the his
tory of the capital tho authorities nnd
liquor dealers are working hand In
hand to suppress tho evil saloons. As
a rule the capital's saloons are well
regulated, but In the lower' class' dis
tricts there have been complaints and
it is these that tho association wishes
to wipe, out. The association Is
backed by ample funds to carry out
the reform at which It alms and MaJ.
Sylvester Is glad to get Us aid.
Senators May Keep Themselves Clean
WHUN congress convenes in Wash
ington the first Monday In De
cember begrimed and perspiring sen
ators emerging from the toll and dust
ot tho senate chamber will no longer
be forced to hurry home to "wash up"
for dinner. Instead they will hide
their dcsheveled appearance in dark
corridors and slip stealthily through
the dusky subway to tho $4,000,000
ofllce building. Here baths, which ri
val those of millionaires' homes, are
ready for tho members of tho upper
In order to encourago tho senators
In tho cleanliness which tends to pur
ity, tho baths were made to exceed
in elegance anything found In a sena
A large room was set apart on the
first floor ot tbd building, marblo
floored and wainscoted with 1M pur
est of white stone. Into sections of
this room have been fitted tho baths,
shower baths, Turkish baths, needle
baths and other facilities for cleanli
ness which Invite nnd even entice.
Marble rooms, bound round with
gilded steam pipes, beckon while tha
senatorial waistcoat and modest neck
tlo nre hung up on solid metal hooks
fastened In nrnrbla walls.
In the rubbing rooms are two great
murblo slabs, supported upon hand
somely carved bases. These are wide
enough,. to accommodate tho ample
form of Senator Hoyburn of Idaho,
long enough for the tall Shlvely of In
diana, and bounded around by a for
bidding ridge, which will keep from
accidental fall the small and rotund
form of Chnmborlain of Oregon.
It Is not to bo charged becnuso tho
elaborate bathing facilities aro pro
vided in tho senate ofllce building
that senators have not bathed before.
Two plain tubs off tho room where
senators are shnven and trimmed at
tho expense of tho government wero
available, to senators or guests whom
they desired to entertain, but thoy
wero seldom used.
Football Star Can Kick Money Bags Now
LHK .McQLUNQ, who played half
back on, tho Invjnclble. Vale foot
ball, team of ,1891, haa.bein selected
by Piosldem Taft to 'succeed Ohaxles
II. Treat fn treasure of; the. United
States. Mr. McClung. wh2;jls treas
urer of Ya'o 'university, lookup his
sork In Washington November i.
Through his work at Yalo .Mr. Mc
Clung liar, been obliged to make Now
Haven his temporary residence, but
his home Is In Knoxvlllo, Tenu. Be
sides doing Important work in connec
tion with the finances of Yalo. Mr.
McClung has had other valuablo ex
periences In flnanclnl matters, having
been connected with tho Southern
railway for a time and also other en
terprises In his iistivo state.
Mr. McClung was probably one, bf
tbo greatest halt backs lit collogo foot
ball, playing on. tho Yalo team at tho
sama time as tho fatuous IfehTeKlngor.
It was largely duo to the work of Mc
Clung nnd Ileffolflnger that Yalo wont
through the entires season ot -ityl
ithout. belug once scored, acaluxt by
a rival team.
HCNCEFOflTH WILL TAKE PROP
ER PLACE IN POLITICS.
Most Intensely National' 3eton of
tha Country Means to HvV Posi
tion Commensurate to.
The great w,osl has chntiKodrits po
litical mood. It Is n prouifomnln
In -fact. It has tho name of, being
somewhat boastful. It Is happyMn lis
vast material possessions. It tins a
Just prldo In Its rapid development I
Its great farms nnd ranches. Its enor '
mous crops nnd herds, Its growing i
cities, Its wealth, Its standards of
living. It Is not nfrnlil to compare Us
state nnd municipal governments with
those ot other sections. It envies no
other section, no other country, Ps
view Is broad nnd Intelligent. The
ties of blood nnd tho bonds of busi
ness nnd social Intercourses hnvo kept
It Informed as to tho progress of tho
cast. Hy virtue of geographical posi
tion, the established order of trade,
the maintained connections with the
older parts of tho country and the at
tachments of consanguinity, tho west
Is tho most Intensely national section
of the country.
Yet this great productive, potential
region, growing In material wealth
and In commercial and Industrial pow
er, the granary of tho nation and tho
reliance of the world for bread, has
held a subservient position In national
Tho Democracy of tho south dom
lnntes the Democracy ot tho west
Tho Republicanism of tho cast dom
lnntes the Itopubllcanlstn of tho
west. The country has Just witnessed
tho remarkable spectnelo of a major
Ity ot western congressmen nnd sena
tors following the lead ot New Knc
land, more particularly the dictation
of Aldrlch ot llhodu Island, on roll
call after roll call In the tariff sqjwlon
of congress, nnd In defiance not only
of the national ptntform of the Re
publlcan party, but of a tariff plank
that the west forced Into thntvpl.it
form and also In detlanco of thn tost
tlon and pledges of a president whose
nomination wns compelled by the
Tho nomination and election of j
President Taft was a western achieve
ment, and It was an achievement
based on the avowed tariff reform
policies of the president. In no other
presidential contest did the west play
such a potential n.-irt If thin vlrtnrv
had been followed by absolute loyalty!
on mo part of all western representa
tives In congress, the rightful result
of that nomination and election would
have been accomplished. That re
sult would not have been the substitu
tion ot n now sectional tariff for au
old sectlonnl tariff, but a national!!
Hon of tho tariff. Tho woat Is not
seeking to securo any advantage over
any other section of tho country, but
to securo its own, and to relievo the
people of all sections of the gross, im
moral and burdensome abuses that
have grown out of tho tariff system.
For tho present tho great west has
a program of Its own. It Is going to
do some house cleaning. It has dem
onstrated that Its people can make
themselves heard In party nomina
tions and nntlonal elections. Now It
Is going to demonstrate that It can
securo consistent obedience nnd rep
resentation nt tho hands of Its con
gressmen and senators. It U not
going to consent longer to tho control
of national legislation frdm the little
state of Ithode Island. Kansas City
FOR MR. TAFT TO EXPLAIN
President Admits Thst Wool Inter
et,ts Dominate Party, but Why
Is It Thus?
Mr. TafC has inado It clear that the
wool men had thn vole In congress
to defeat the Pnyno-Aldrlch bill, lift
made It equally elenr that they irmtld
hnvo defeated the 'bill reported from
either committee" If the wool sched
ule had been changed or lowered Hi
has admitted that It nn better to
pass a bill which did not meet hi In
lerpretntlon of tho platform pledge
and was. In effect, n repudiation of the
platform promises, than lo havo re
fused to let the wool men bare their
Where did the wool vncrt get such
s grip on thn Republican party? How
did they gain such n hold that failure
to ncredo to their will would have de
feated the party program tn Its en
Itrvty? Obviously tho majority of rep
resentatives and senators were more
loyal tn the wool Interests than to
tho party. No other Interpretation of
tho president's language Is possible.
It was plainly wool first nnd the plat
It Is probable Mr. Taft will make
other speeches In which he will eluci
date other mysteries of tariff legisla
tion. Ho should not fall to explain
this one to an anxious people who
have heard from him that party soil
darlty Is more Important than tho In
hibitions of consciences. Ho must ex
plain how It was that the wool Inter
ests were cocksure that the wool
schedule would not be touched. Ho
must explain their settlement of tho
schedule before the Republican con
vention. He must brush away tho tes
timony that their contribution to tho
campaign fund was tho price ot nn un
touched schedule. If party solidarity
Is to be obtained only with tho con
sent of the wool Interests, Is It so trc
mendcusly Important as Mr. Taft
would have us believe?
THE CLEVER GIRL
War on "Hon. Combine."
The "progressives" In 'the Repub
lican party have the full support of
their constituents for tho course which
they pursued In tho tariff debate.
Senator Cummins' return to Iowa par
took of tho nature of a triumphal'
progress. In fact, the war against Al
drlch and Cannon has only Juat be
gun, and It gains force and Impetus
oil along tho line. If this should in
volve certain aspects of sectionalism,
tho reply Is that this Is compelled bb
a defense agalpst the greed of the
New Kngland "hog combine." Now
England hns In the present congress
six senators and 28 representatives,
and they act together as a unit, not
only on the tariff, but on all other im
portant Issues. Tholr Influence has
been exerted almost Invariably with
tho reactionaries, and they have ful
filled tho function of a congressional
"flying wedge." Ilut tho center of
population Is shifting, and after , the
coming census tho relative power of
the "hog combine" will bo sensibly
weakened. San I'runclsco Call,
Taft 8tands with Aldrlch.
People of tho west no longer aro
left In doubt where President Taft
stands on tho tariff question. Ills at
titude Is that of Nolsou W. Aldrlch
of the .Massachusetts mill owner, nnd
of tho trust millionaires who havo
piled up huge fortunes through Iniqui
tous taxatlou ot the necessities of
their fellow mon.
"Tho tariff bill Is the best tho Re
publican party has over passed,"
declares President Taft. In addition
be tacitly scores Republican senators
and congressmen who voted against
tho bill and ussorts that further revi
sion of the turift at tbls llmo is not1
to to thought of. ,
JHghtOnly Just Begun. j&
What tho Alfterlonns demand they,
will have, They aro betrayed In tho
Puyno tariff, hut Iho fight for right
turift Is only Just begun.- St Louis
Laborer's Choice of Meats.
Een If Secretary Wilson does say
that the average laborer of today Is
living better than Queen Kllzabeth
lived In her day, what of It? Tho as
sertion Is only partly true, at tho
best, and a a representation of the
financial ami social advantages of the
laborer in this day which Is the day
In which the laborer Is living It Is
entirely- fallacious nnd misleading. If
Queen Klliabeth were living to-day,
ho would not be living as the la
borer of to-day lives, and that Is tho
Important thing. Mr. Wilson com on
to say that most of tho laborer la
Washington and Incidentally all over
tho east cot meat three times a day,
are not content with any but the best
cuts, and can afford them. If the sec
retary will walk through tho markets
of Washington ho wilt discover that
tho Inferior cuts, so-called, ore dis
played in great abundance. Who buys
them? Somebody; or the traders
would not havo them for sale. Hardly
the residents of Ditpont circle, and
only to n limited extent tho steward
of tho New Wlllard hotel. Perhaps
the secretary of tho agricultural depart
mont nnd tho forces under his com
mand; but we suspect that he would
find laborers of Washington purchas
ing largely of the relatively cheap
cuts So everywhere. The laborers.
In spite of tho honorable secretary of
agriculture, cannot afford to buy tho
expensive meats and eat them three
times a day. Why should he Inflict
such nonsense on the people? New
'Tariff revision upward" I a fool
ish phrase. "Tariff revision down
ward" is hardly less of nn absurdity,
though It was forced Into use by the
rascally behavior of congress In re
versing the purposo ot tho special
Nobody on earth thought ot the
possibility of adding "upward" to the
"revision" that was promised In the
Republican platform. Even tho fat
tened manufacturers, who hoped to
evndo Just revision In tbo general
overhaul, never suspected that re
gion meant addition.
No man who defends tho Pnyno-Aldrlch
atrocity now would have dared,
In the Taft campaign, to say tbnt re
vising the tariff might rosult In slight
ly augmenting tho tariff tax; or even
that It might result In so small an al
teration, either way, that "exports"
could wrangle over whether n frac
tional general reduction or a frac
tional general advanco was accom
plished. No man who did not say It then has
n right to respectful attention It ho
says It now.
Wages and the Tariff.
The false preteiiso that tho mo
nopoly tariff In this country Is main
tulncd In order that tho American
worklnr.uian mny bo better paid thnn
the "pauper" laborer of Kuropo Is dls
credited by tho fact that In tree trade
Kngland wages aro higher nnd cost ot
living lower than In any other coun
try of Europe.
It Is not by accident that In free
trade Knglnnd wages nre somo 20 per
cent, higher and cost of living about
tho tame prcccnlngc less than In high
protection Oermnny. Tho difference
Is du'iTtu economic causes, chief ot
which Is tho tariff In tho two coun
tries. The protected Amarfcan mnnufac
tttrer pays his operatives no more
thuii tho labor market compels him
to pay. And in proportion as tho
monc' wage InAhls country Is higher
tkart'ln Europe tho tariff Increases tho
cost" of everything that thu American
worklngman must buy. The jurlff
with buo hand takes from thu Atnorl
can worklngmaii everything It given
lilni with tho other
Utile- fouryesroM T.nc,'
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answer: f ,nn ttoeii
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ttlmt can hvm ul
to ourselves and to .,, ' Irtr
right? -li,fk m ht tun
"Your father ordered somo wood
from me this mornltifr, miss. Do you
know whether ho wants hard or soft?"
"Oh-r not loo hard."
BABY'S WATERY ECZEMA.
Itched and Scratched Until Blood Ran
50 Spent on Useless Treatments
Disease Seemed Incurable.
Cured by Cutlcura for 11.30.
"When my llttlo boy was two and a
half months old ho broko out on both
cheeks with fcxe ma. It was the Itchy,
watery kind and wo had to keep his
little hand wrappod up all tho time,
and If ho would happen to get them
uncovered he would claw his face till
the blood streamed down on his cloth
ing. Wo called In a physician atonco,
but he gave an ointment which was so
levrre that my babo would scream
when It was rut on. Wn changed
doctors and medlclno until wo bod
spont fifty dollars or mora and baby
was getting worse I was so wore out
watching and caring for him night and
day that I almost felt sure tho disease
was Incurable. Ilut finally reading ot
tho good results of the Cutlcura Rem
edies. I determined to try them. I
can truthfully say I was moro than
surprised, for I bought only a dollar
and a hairs worth ot tho Cutlcura
Remedies (Cutlcura Soap, Ointment
and Pills), nnd they did inoro good Iban
all my doctor' medicines I had tried,
and In fact entirely cured him. His
face Is perfectly clear of the least
spot or scar ot anything. Mrs. W. M.
t'omcrcr, llurnt Cabins, Pa., ScpL 1G,
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Aunt Splnsterly I hope that your
opinions uphold tho dignity ot your
sx, Mamie, and that you bellovo that
every woman should havo n vote.
Mamie 1 don't go quite so far as
that, aunties; but I believe that every
woman should havo a voter. Sketch.
Harold What did she say when
)ou turned out the gas and kissed nor?
Rupert Said she felt as If she never
wanted to seo my face again. Phila
Fop Hesdseho Try Hicks Cspudln.
Wh0)r from CoM, ltt. Rtemnch er
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rvlfcvnt by Cnpudln. It' IJnuld-ptM-snt
to tak Kttx-u ImiucdlaUly. 10, a
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The serot of success In llfo Is for a
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