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STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1912.
In Tabloid Form
Bernard C. Murray, son of n former
fire commissioner of Hartford, Conn.,
confessed to having set fire to thirty
hotels and public buildings In Con
necticut and western Massachusetts
In the last four inonthn
The battleship Nebraska ran on an
uncharted shoal near Newport, R. I.,
nnd was so seriously damaged that
she has been ordered 'to dry dock at
he Boston navy yard. The flagship
Connecticut, about tho pamo time,
broke her starboard crank shaft, and
has been ordered to Philadelphia for
Showing a frlsklness his years be
lie, Uncle Joo Cannon, at a dinner of
tho Congressional "Dog Days' Club,"
defeated all rivals by high kicking 4
feet 4 Inches.
Four Franciscans In English mon
asteries received Instructions from
the pope to go to tho Futumayo dis
trict In South Africa to Investigate
charges of atrocities upon tho natives
by rubber dealers.
Miss Maud Powell, a China motViU
missionary, who was thought to have
been lost on the Titanic, appeared at
her home in Washington, Pa., where
funeral services for her had been held.
Milwaukee union- men affiliated
with the. Federated Trados Council are
refusing to drink beer .served retail
from kegs. Tho unusual boycott was
tailed to aid the striking coopers'
union In local browerles.
More than a halt million dollars of
ld paper money, washed and Ironed
to the crisphess of new in tho 'govern
ment's currency laundry, was placed
in circulation. This lot roprescntn
Uncle Sam's first Job as a laundryman.
Nick Cave, who was nominated for
prosecuting attorney of Callaway
county, Mo., received every vote cast
In Callaway township, where ho was
bot;n and reared.
Representative Gardner of Massa
chusetts (Hep.) in the course of a
speech on the house "steel trust" in
vestigating committee's report, chal
lenged Col. Roosevelt to make plain
tils attitude on the trim problem.
Secretary Fisher has a plan to allow
government coal lands to cities, which
la lurn may operate them under cer
tain regulations to supply municipal
needs as well as thoso of citizens.
An army of reporters hunting the
stork is something New York never
saw before, and Fifth avenue's Inter
est is "about equally divided between
tho doings of tho newspaper contin
gent and events in the Astor mansion,
where Col. John Jacob Astor's posthu
mous $3,000,000 baby dally Is expected.
The secretary of agrlculturo has is
aued an order, effectlvo August 15, by
which the quarantine to prevent the
spread of Bcabies in cattle Is lifted
from tho entire Btato of Kansas and
cortaln counties In South Dakota, Ne
braska and Texas.
Exoneration of Secretary of Agricul
ture Wilson from any blame In con
nection with the so-called "everglades
scandal" In his department will be the
majority report of the Investigating
committee, members said.
Mary Leigh, suffragette, who was
tried in Dublin on the charge ot
wounding John E. Redmond, leader ot
the IrlBh parliivnentary party, with a
hatchet she had thrown at Premier
Asqulth's carriage, July 19, was sen
tenced to flvo years' Imprisonment.
Miss Jessie McKcnzle of Mlnot, N.
I)., was saved from drowning In tho
Mouse river by a tramp. Two hours
later the tramp was arrested for va
grancy. Mo told his story, explaining
his dripping clothing, but friends of
the girl denied the story for fear It
would reach her parents, and the
tramp, refusing to give hla name, was
ordered out' of fown.
Tho English house of commons has
adjourned till October 7. Except for a
break ot a fow days at Easter and
again at Whitsuntide, the house had
been in session exactly soven months.
Bishop Patrick A. Ludden, Catholic
bishop of tho Syracuso (N. Y.) dlo
cese, died after a lingering illness.
Robert W. Spe'or, former mayor of
Denver, Colo,, and owner ot tho Den
ver Times, was found guilty of con
tempt ot court by Judge Hubert Shat
tock and wan sentenced to flvo days In
Jail and a fine ot $1,000 and halt tho
costs of his trial.
A. J. Daly, Democratic national com
mitteeman from Alaska, who commit
ted suicide on a river steamer near
Fairbanks, Alaska, will bo burled at
Hot Springs, Alaska. Tho coroner's
Jury found that Dply suddenly wont
According to present olectlon odds
In Wall street, Gov. Wilson Is a 2-to-l
favorite over Col. Roosovelt and Presi
Information that SIdna Allen and
Wesley Edwards, tho Virginia out
laws, were believed to bo hiding in
the vicinity ot Seattle, Wash., caused
tho federal and county authorities to
conduct a thorough search of the sur
rounding country for the men, but
neither was found.
Rain turned to snow at Now Castle,
Pa., the (lakes melting as fast aa they
-ijj&SWi the ground. Many persona
Dam No. 3(1, just completod In the
Ohio river at aallapolls, O., by the
federal government, at a cost ot
$1,000,000, was washed away when tut
concrete foundation let go.
The wool tariff bill was vetoed by
President Taft In a special message to
congress appealing to tho legislators
not to adjourn "without taking advan
tage of the plain opportunity substan
tially to reduco duties," by framing a
protective bill along the lines recom
mended by the tailft board.
Chinese plratos attacked tho Portu
guese Island ot Kolownn at the mouth
of tho West river. Troop? were rushed
from Macao by the Portuguese gov
ernor. News of a battle Is dxpected.
As a mark of his sympathy for tho
victims ot the mlno disaster at Gcrthe,
the kftlsor abandoned further partici
pation In tho Krupp centenary cele
bration at Essen. Tho bodies of 09
miners have been taken from the
wrecked colliery. Six mon still are
Gen. Clnclnnatua Le Conte, presi
dent of the republic of Haytl, perished
In a fire which destroyed the national
palace at Port Au Prince. An explo
sion of a powder magazlno caused the
Henry F. Horlne, statistician and
price expert for tho Union Stock Yards
company at Chicago, issued a state
ment predicting that tho high prices
tor beef will continue for a good many
years at least.
Springing the sensallcn In the city
council-graft scandal that he has
promised for two wooks, Prosecutor
Hugh Shepherd put out a dragnet and
aa a result 17 aldermen were lodged
In cells In police headquarters In De
troit, Mich., charged with "suspicion
of conspiracy to get bribes from the
Ilorder fighting between the Turks
and guorlRa bands of Albanian tribes
men continues along the Montenegrin
frontier. Another severe engagement
occurred, the result ot which Is not
The American embassy at Mexico
City and Consul Edwards at Juarez
have been Instructed to renew tholr
representations to tho Mexican gov
ernment and tho rebels that Ameri
cans and their rights must be re
spected. That John D. Rockefeller, Jr., with
the assistance ot J. B. Reynolds, as
sistant dtstrict attornoy, nnd with tho
moral support of his father, has for
tho past year been operating a pre
tended disorderly house In New York,
for the purpose of getting evidence
against grafters, Including police, poli
ticians and procurers ot girls, has be
Democratic representatives opposed
to tho bouse receding from Its posi
tion of refusing to agreo to tho sen
ate's amendment to the naval appro
priation bill, providing for the build
ing of two battleships, caused the fail
ure of the Democratic caucus on tho
question by remaining away from the
meeting and thereby preventing a
Gov. Woodrow Wilson, presidential
nomlneo of tho Democratic party, an
nounced the appointment of Holla
Woll8, former mayor of St. Louis, as
treasurer ot tho Democratic national
The proposed additional bond Issue
oX $2,750,000 to completo the munici
pal free bridge at St. Louis, particu
larly tho East Side approach, was lost
by a vote of 43,022 for and 21,629
against, 2,078 short of the necessary
two-thirds, which was 45,100.
Plans for tho mobilization ot three
fleets of American warships at New
York, San Francisco and Manila, to,
comprise a now series ot battle ma
neuvers on a greater scalo than evor
before attempted by the United States,
wore announced by the navy depart
ment. Arthur E. Boyd, banker and city
commissioner, died at Aberdeen, S. D
ot burns caused by an explosion ot
gas In a bank vault which he had en
tered while holding a lighted match.
Tho Italian naval and military
forces occupied the town ot Kuara,
Tripoli, and the surrounding oasis
The Italian troops suffered very few
casualties, only a small number of
the men being wounded.
Pearl Williams, 13 years old,
chopped off her father's head while ho
slept In tho Williams home on tho
Adams ranch, near Stafford, Fort Bend
county, Tex. The girl was angered
becauso her father had re'fusod per
mission for her to visit her aunt.
Speaker Champ Clark was renomi
nated for congress in his district
again without Democratic opposition.
Prosecuting Attornoy Cole of Frank
lin county was nominated by tho Re
publicans. The late mikado's funeral cere
raonlos will be held on tho night of
September 13, It haB been announced.
Ho will bo burled at Kioto the next
Suspension of the constitution In
all states whero rebellion Is rlfo was
ordered by tho permanent commis
sion of congress in Mexico, Tho sus
pension amounts to a declaration of
An official charge ot 2 for com
mitting murder has just been quoted
at Vienna, Austria. This Is In the
form or a fine Imposed on a clerk
named Haas, who shot his wlfo dead
In a railroad carriage nnd then at
tempted to kill himself.
Sympathy for his prisoners Is de
clared by physicians who examined
Sheriff John Vlllwock, at Oahkosh,
Wis., to bo responsible for his Insan
ity. He has been taken to tho state
Hlllery Beachey, the aviator, lies In
a critical condition at Nicholas hos
pital, in Battle Creek, Mich., as the.
result .of Injuries recolvod in a fall
from his machine.
Moro than twonty-flvo clerks from
Wall street banks have been stricken
with typhoid (over. Five men from
the fore of one national bank aloni
IN SANTO DOMINGO
STATE DEPARTMENT MOVES TO
PROTECT CUSTOMS HOUSES
SITUATION NORMAL IN HAITI
Situation In. Troubled Republic Nar
row to Revolution Against the
Victoria Government Dif
ficult to Intervene.
Washington. Following representa
tions from the state department, tho
navy department has made prepara
tions for landing marines or bluejack
ets In Santo Domingo at a moment's
notlco to protect tho customs houses.
Tho recent fighting of Dominican
and Haytlan forces near Dajabon,
Santo Domingo, whore there Is a cus
toms house, nnd the fear that Domin
ican revolutionists may attack tho
customs houses clsowhcre In tho re
public, have led the Washington gov
ernment to be prepared for drastic
Nashville to Leave Haytl.
Reports received at tho state de
partment from Henry W. Furnlss,
American minister at Fort au Prince,
said there was no longer any need
of the presenco of an American gun
boat In Haytlan waters. This rellovcs
tho Nashville, in command of Com
mander Casey B. Morgan, from keep
ing watch over Haytlan troubles. His
services may propmtly be mado use
of to keep the Dominican territory
It was explained that tho United
States government could not afford to
run the risk of having the customs
houses pillaged. There is little in the
way ot spoils for revolutionists should
they attack tho customs houses, but
'.ho obligation of tho United States
under tho Dominican convention of
1907 calls for protection ot the cus
toms receipts. They will be protected.
Revolutionists Have Strong Support.
The situation In Santo Domingo
sow seems to narrow itself down to a
revolution ngalnst the Victoria gov
trnmont, with tho revolutionists hav
ing strong support from Haytl. Tho
reported revolt In Haytl appears not
to have m.crlallzed.
Tho fact that tho revolutionists nro
the chief sourco of disturbances In
Banto Domingo makes It difficult for
tho Btato department effectively to In
tervene or offer its good offices.
Girl, 20, Swlmt Across Bay.
San Francisco, Cal. Crossing diag
onally over tho course of tho forry
steamers nnd In full vlow ot thou
sands of passengers on the trans-bay
boats, Miss Nelllo Schmidt, of Alamo
da, 20 years old, swam across San
Francisco bay in three hours and six
minutes. Sho Is tho first woman to
accomplish tho feat.
Major Wins Nomination.
Jofferson City, Mo. Virtually com
pleto returns from ho 114 counties of
Missouri give Attorney General Ma
jor the nomination for governor over
W. S. Cowherd of Kansas City by
8,021 plurality. All of tho returns are
so-called official except thoso from
Ordinance Requires American Flag.
Senttlc, Wash. Tho city council
enacted over Mayor Cottrell's veto
tho so-called nntl-rcd flag ordlnanco
whlho provides that when any flag Is
carried in a procession tho American
flag shall be borne with equal promi
nence. Oldest Pensioner, 109, Is Dead.
Hoopeston, 111. Harrison Ingram,
109 years old, died here. His father
was a soldlor In tho war of 1812. In
gram was said to be tho oldest pen
sioner on tho government roll. He
was a tobacco user from youth.
One Dead; 19 Hurt In Wreck.
Sprlngfiold. Mo. Fireman Charles
Brynnt was killed nnd nineteen per
sons were injured when tho Frisco
passenger train No. C, double-heading
from Fort Smith to St. Louis, was de
railed near Rogers, Ark.
131 Murder Cases to Try.
Memphis, Twin. Shelby county li
confronted with' a murder' doekot of
131 cases. One hundred and nlno are
charged with murders alleged to have
been committed beforo 1912, and one
dates back to 1902.
No Contest of Attor Will.
New York. Persistent reports that
Madeline Forco Astor Is contemplat
ing a contest of tho will of her bus
band, John Jacob Astor, have been
set at rest by an emphatic denial by
W. H. Force, Mrs. Astor'a father.
Church falls; Three Die.
Chicago, Throo men were killed
and six burled alive In tho collapse of
an old church at Indiana avenue and
Twenty-first street. The men killed
wore members of a wrecking arew
engaged to pull down tho structure.
Life He Took Insured for $50,000.
Westchester, Ta. Col, Gibbons Gray
Cornwall, who ended his life on a
train when on his way to answer a
charge ot embezzlement, had mado a
will giving his life Insurance of $50,
000 to fall wife.
JlngocB got another setback when
tho White Houso announced that the
government of Japan had authorized
tho expenditure of $1,000,000 for the
erection ot a building and tea grounds
t the Panama Pacific exposition in
Representatlvo Gnrdu, ..
chusetts (Rep.), In thevourse ot a
speech on the house "steel trust" in
vestigating committee's report, chal
lenged Col. Roosevelt to make plain
his attitude on tho trust problem.
The Progressive party mado Its for
mal bow In tho seimte.-Senntor Poln
dexter, as a member of the now party,
asked that Col. Roosevelt's speech at
Chicago August 6 bo printed as a pub
Secretary Fisher has a plan to al
low government coal lands to cities,
which In turn may operato them un
der certain regulations to supply mu
nicipal needs as well as those of cltl
aens. By unanimous vote the house- dis
missed tho contest brought by Charles
J. Mnuer for tho seat In congress held
by Representative Richard Bartholdt
of St. Louts.
The Oldflold bill to revise tho pat
ent laws to meet the recent patent
monopoly decision ot the supremo
court was reported to the house by
Chairman Oldfleld ot tho patent com
mittee. President Taft told friends he ex
pected to vuto tho leglslotlve-cxecu-tlve-judiclal
appropriation bill, which
carries an amendment abolishing tho
commerce court. In addition to his
objection to abolishing the commerce
court, Mr. Taft is said to be opposed
to the proposal to limit civil service
employes to seven-year torms.
Tho new policy ot requiring all na
tional banks to have an examining
committee for tho detailed observa
tion of Its business and conduct of its
employes, asldo from tho visits made
by tho national bank examiners, Is
proving Its worth, according to a state
ment made by Lawrence O. Murray,
comptroller of tho treasury.
By a vote of 44 to 11 the Benatc re
fused to Btriko from tho Panama canal
bill the provision exempting American
ships from payment of tolls for pass
age through tho Panama canal.
Favorable report on tho senato res
olution appropriating $100,000 for the
relief and transportation ot refugees
from Mexico was agreed on by tho
house committee, which amended It
to make n fund available for all points
along tho Mexican bordor.
President Taft In a special message
to congress urged Immediate enact
ment of legislation to provldo an op
erating forco for tho Panama canal,
tho governing final zone and the fix
ing of maximum tolls. Tho president
indicated that the question of freo
passage to American ships might be
President Taft vetoed tho bill grant
ing the Dlxlo Power company a fran
chise to dam tho White river at Cot
ter, Ark., In furtherance of a water
power enterprise. That Uie bill nieu
uces navigation Intorests and tho gov
ernment's conservation policy aro tho
reasons set forth in tho veto message
transmitted to congress.
Tho fight to pass thy $150,000,000
pension appropriation bill was lost by
one vote In the senato and tho meas
ure wns sent back to tho houso for
After a motion to agree to tho house
amendment to abolish the seventeen
outlying pension agencies had been
lost on a tlo vote, tho senato agreed,
29 to 26, to stick to Its demand that
the pcmslon agencies bo retained.
Tho militia pay bill, which has been
favorably reported from tho house
committee on military affairs, con
tains a provision which will settle
once nnd for all tho mooted question
as to whethor tho mllltla can bo or
dered to duty outsldo tho limits of the
It has been asserted by tho presi
dent's friends In both houses that he
will veto all of tho tariff bills that
roach him. Such action would be ac
cepted as final by congress, and no
attempt would be made at this ses
sion to repass the measures.
Much unfavorable comment is hoard
about the senate over what seems to
be an organized effort to postpone
consideration of tho Panama canal
bill until tho next session of con
gress. Since tho first Monday ot Decern,
bcr, nearly 21,000,000 words have been
put Into tho Congressional Record.
If congress adjourns when expected,
the chatty score will exceed 25,000,
000. Tho Investigation of tho record o
Justice Daniel T. Wright In the Gom
pors contempt case has been begun
by membors of tho Nebraska delega
tion in congress In conformity with
the plnuk of tho Nebraska Democrat
Ic atato platform, which renounces the
decision and calls on tho congress
ment to inquire into It.
Tho absolute dlvorcoment ot the
ownership ot railroads and industrial
organizations was declared by Repre
sentative Stanley ot Kentucky In the
house of representatives as ono pre
ventive ot such monopoly as ho de
scribed the United States Steel cur
poratlon to bo.
The senato passed the Panama ca
nal bill by a vote ot 47 to. 15. Tho bill
as It emerges from the senato not
only disregards Great Britain's pro
test against free tolls for American
ships, but contains radical legislation
affecting several of the big railroad
Ferrell, Twice Convicted, Appeals.
Fulton. Tho supremo court has sot
October 9 as the tlmo for hearing tho
appeal of W. C. Ferrell, charged with
second degree murder. Ferrell has
been tried twice In tho Callaway
circuit court, convicted each
time nnd sentenced to a term ot ten
years In tho penitentiary under each
conviction. He has been out on bond
since his last conviction Forrell Is
charged with killing W. L. Moore,
near Holt Summltt, in Juno, 1908.
Shelby County Rallroad Extension.
Macon. Tho Shelby County rail
road, ot which Louis B. Houck is pres
ident, is now planning an extension
from Shclbyvlllo northward to Novel
ty, Knox county, thus providing a line
thirty miles long, with Sholbina as
tho southern terminus. Tho road Is
now In operation for only eight miles,
but Its promoters declnro that as a
strictly local enterprise It has proven
Accuse 37 of Bootlegging.
Wnrrensburg. Prosecuting Attor
noy Chaney Issued thirty-seven Infor
mations against alleged bootleggers,
and county officers and the police Im
mediately arrested fourteen offenders
and confiscated tho liquor on hand.
Tho transfer of tho liquor to tho sher
iff's on"ico employed a dray for sov
oral hours, and that officer's rooms
resembled tho warehouse of a beer
Thoroughbred Horses Die In Fire.
Montgomery. The stable of thor
oughbred horses, owned by Solon
Brandt of thi sclty, burned to the
ground with several line animals and
all contents ot the building. Among
the flno animals Uiat perished wero
Nutwood Gr&tton, Robert Gratton,
John Robinson and Vice Chancellor.
The cause ot the Arc Is unknown.
Fighting Editors on Bond.
Huntsvflle. Editors John N. Hamil
ton of tho Herald and Van W. Davis
of the Tli.'os, who fought n duel In
tho postofflco hero, In which both
wero slightly Injured by bullets, and
a byBtnnder, Pearl Gunn, was shot,
have been placed under $1,000 bend,
and their cases continued.
County Court Orders Surveys.
Poplar Blutf. Several surveys for
now roads wero ordered by tho Butler
oounty court, which also received a
petition for organizing a drainage dis
trict In ono section of tho county.
Begin Work on New Capitol.
Jefferson City. The work of con
structing the temporary capttol for
tho uso of tho legislature and state
offices while tho new state house is
under construction is under way.
Duelists' Victim to Live.
Huntsvllle. Pearl Gunn, a youth,
who was wounded when Jo ha Hamil
ton, editor of tho Herald, and Van
Davis, editor of the Times, engaged
in a street duel, will recover.
Live Frog Eight Feet In Ground.
Springfield. Workmen excavating
for n now building discovered a live
bullfrog at the depth of eight feet.
Tho frog was found at a spot where
a well stood 20 years ago.
Missouri Hogs Famous,
Columbia. Missouri hogs, like Mis
souri mules, are becoming famous all
over tho world. W. B. Wnllnco of
Bunceton, shipped two hogs to Brazil
by way of New York city.
Steers Are Sold at $10.10.
Chicago, III. Beef steers from Mon
iteau county, Mo., sold hero for $10.10
a hundred pounds. The price was due
to the shortage ot cattlo and hogs In
Hopkins Woman, 102, Diet.
Hopkins. Mrs. Nancy McKco Harsh,
aged 102 years, died here after an
illness of a woek. Tho was a native
ot Pennsylvania, but lived in Missouri
Hadley Liberates Two Men.
' Jofferson City. Gov, Hadley paroled
two convicts, swelling his clemency
record to 530. Ho let out Frod Zlm
niorleo of Harrison county, committed
November, 1911, for two yenrs for
assault with iutont to kill, and Joe
Mpyers of Kansas City, convicted Oc
tober, 1901, of burglary and larceny,
and sentenced to thirteen years.
Woman, 102, Dies.
' Hopkins. Mrs, Nancy McKeo Harsh,
aged 102 years, died hero after an ill
ness ot a woek. Sho was a native ol
Pennsylvania, but lived in Missouri
114 Graduated at Cape Girardeau.
Capo Girardeau. Tho summer torm
of the Capo Girardeau normnl school
closed and 114 were graduated. The
enrollment for tho summer term was
Caught In Machinery.
Huntsvllle. John Hughes, au cm
ployo of tho Northern Control Coal
company, was caught in tho machin
ery at tho slack washer. His arm was
crushed and broken and his head und
Ship Body to Scotland for Burial.
Fulton. Tho body of John McLaron,
who died In St. Louis, wa,Betit to
Denny, Scotland, for burlap I. 10,
Mnughs, a Fulton banker, went to St,
Louis to arrange for forwarding the
THIRD TARIFF HURTS
ELIMINATION OF THAT 10 UP TO
THE AMERICAN VOTER.
Admitting That In the Past the Tax,
Honestly Applied, Wat of Benefit,
the Prevent 8yttem It One
of Pure Robbery.
The Payno-Aldrlch tariff Is not
merely a single system of Imposts. It
contains three systems In one.
There Is a tariff for protection only.
Thore Is a tariff for revenue only.
There Is a tariff for robbery only.
There three tariffs nrr. Jumbled to
gether In tho PaynvAldrich achedulos.
Tho task of statesmanship Is to sep
arate them. 1
Tho Examiner believe that the tar
iff for protection nnd tho tariff for
revenue aro both legitimate In prin
ciple. They are indeed both absolute
ly necetary to the prosperity of tha
On tho othor band, tho tariff for
robbery Is, of course, wholly Illegiti
mate. It should be utterly abolished,
A protective tariff Is a tariff to pro
servo home markets for home prod
ucts to the advantage of do meat! o la
for and capital. Obviously, If such a
tariff It rightly levied It will tend to
restrict tho sale of foreign goods in
tie home markets. Therefore, it will
not yield much revenuo at tho custom
A revenuo tariff Is a tariff levied to
get money to run the government. It
should be levied to aB to bear mainly
upon luxuries that are not produced
In this country. Hence there cannot
bo much protection In it
Thus It Is a plain fact of fiscal sci
ence that a tariff system that Intends
to bo both protectlvo and revenue pro
ducing Is virtually two systems Joined
together. That is to say that tho
parte ot such a tariff that aro protec
tion are not productive ot revenue;
and that the parts that are productive
of revenue aro not protectlvo.
But the tariff system under which
wo are trying to llvo Is not merely
two tariffs; It Is throo.
Besides tho tariff that Is protective
and tho tariff that puts money Into
tho pubic treasury, there Is a third
.tariff that neither protects nor yields
Tho tariff for robbery only is a tnr
Iff levlod at n murderous high rato
on the necessaries of life to enablo
home monopolists to charge extortion
It does not In tho least tend to pro
tect American labor. On tho contrary,
ft enables a privileged class of manu
facturers to extort high prlcos without
paying high wages. It dries up tho
springs of national wealth by lowering
tho purchasing power of every honest
man's income. It produces no public
revenue, slnco It bars out foreign
goods keeps them from coming
through tho custom houso. It is sim
ply and wholly a crushing tax levied
by prlvato citizens upon the mass of
the people. Chicago Examiner.
Wise Naval Proposition.
The naval situation was thought
fully handlod In the Democratic plat
form. It says:
"We approve tho moaauro reported
by tho Democratic loaders In tho
house of representatives for tho crea
tion of a council of national officials
which will determine a deflnlto naval
program with a view to 'increased ef
ficiency and economy."
An effort was made in the senato
by Senator Overman of North Caro
lina, Democrat, to bring about a com
mlttco amendment calling for a na
tional council of defense, similar to
tho one proposed in the platform, but
his suggestion was defeated on a
point of order. Tho Democratic rec
ommendation appears sound. Why
would It not bo a wlso thing for con
gress to approvo two battleships for
tho present and then create tho coun
cil of defense?
Level-Headed Man Wanted.
Theodore Roosovelt wonts tho pub
lic to understand that refusal to fol
low his leadership will result In the
country going to pieces. While every
body Is willing to concodo that the for
mer president Is n man of ability,
everybody la not ready to acquiesce
in any foolish assortlon that wo nre
lacking In tho men of mark who,
when called upon by n crlslH, would
fall to meet every requirement. The
trouble with tho colonel is his Inabil
ity to coaso posing ns n great patriot
While the country must face many
problems, thero Is no call for n Caesar
or n Napoleon. A plain, level-headed
Amcrlcnn citizen Is what Is wanted at
WnBhlngton during the next fow
years. And the Democratic party
will supply that man.
Mr. Taft said at Winona that the
woolon schedule as It Btnuds Is "In
defensible." He knows that the rea
son why It cannot be defended Is be
cause It Is full ot theft.
Country's Real Need.
We need more federal regulation of
trusts that aro too powerful to be dealt
with by states. How far to go, how
much power to give to tho proposed
commission, tlmo must tell us. Trust
law, like commerce law, had better
be a matter of evolution and experi
ence. The power to fix maximum
prices will not be conferred now by
any congress on any industrial com
mission. Such power may be conferred
at some future time. Statesmen do
not anticipate facta and opinion toa
The average man make tha mis
take of overestimating nil greatness.
Courtship Is less expensive than
marriage, according to tho figure on
Not 8o Bad.
"I don't see how you can find life
worth living In such a small town."
"Oh, It's not bo bad. We probably
have Just as many soandalB hero as
thero arn In your neighborhood."
Lives on It.
Margaret They say that Mrs. Bak
er makes a fortuno out of a cure for
Katharine Yes. She Uvea on the
fat ot the land. Life.
More Tim Needed.
"Yon must get throe weeks' vaca
tion this year."
"Two weeks aren't enough."
"They're all 1 can get"
"I don't care. You've got to hare
three. Last year I had to come noma
with two now drosses that I hadn't
had time to wear."
"I'll admit," tald Kraatus Plnkley,
"dat de mule I done traded off foh a
bushel of oats warn't much good. But
Jus' do same I feels like I been
"What are de trouble?" inquired
Miss Miami Brown.
"I traded do mule off for a bushel otr
oats. While I bad my back turned
do mule dono et do oats, an' I don'
sse how I's gwinter break even.
New Idea for Dressmakers.
A Now York woman has inaugurat
ed a new doparture. Sho sent word
to a nnmber of dressmakers that she
had so many dresses to make, ot such
and such materials, and so many oth
ers to be altered, and named the al
terations to be made and asked for
bids. Sho will probably accept the
lowest bid, and this seems to open up
a new field In dressmaking. It will
also develop a new variety of shrewd
Mess on the part of successful dress
makers the ability to flguro on bias.
That One Thing Lacking.
Lady Augusta Gregory, the able and
ardent apostle of the modern Irish
movement, Is fond of telling the fol
lowing real Irish story:
"It wns the wedding day of Pat and
Bridget, and they were having a
church wedding. It was a grand af
fair. Pat was dressed with patent
leather shoes, white vest and flaming
tie. Bridget shone attractively In
many colors. The ceremony was over,
and the happy pair walked down the
aisle, out into tho street, where a
great crowd greeted them with dolight.
"Once seated within tho cab, Bridget
leaned over to Pat and said. In a loud
whisper, 'Och, Pat, If wo could only
have stood on tbo sidewalk and watch,
ed ourselves pass, wouldn't It have
In the Meantime.
There hnd been a row at recess
time, and Miss Martin had called in
all of the pupils, and had a sort ot
a school court, which lasted until tlmo
for school to be dismissed. Tho trou
bio had started with somo of the older
boys In a misunderstanding over a
game. After hearing both sides of
the question, sho decided proper pun
ishment for tho combatants, and1 told
them to remain in their seats after
tho others had gone home. She re
membered something sho wanted to
say to a llttlo boy who did not take
part in the affray, so she turned to
blm and daid:
"Now, In tho meantime, Guy "
"I wasn't in it, Miss Martin," Guy
"Wasn't In what?" asked Miss Mar
tin. "Why, In tho mean time," said the
eight-year-old. Mack's National
HOW MANY OF U8
Fall to Select Food Nature Demands
to Ward Off Ailments?
A Ky, lady, speaking about food,
says: "I was accustomed to sating
all kinds of ordinary food until, for
somo reason, Indigestion and nervous
prostration set in.
"After I had run down seriously
my attention was called to tho nn"
slty of somo change In my diet, and
I discontinued my ordinary breakfast
and began using Grape-Nuts with a
good quantity ot rich cream.
"In a few days my condition
changed In a rcmarkablo way, and I
began to liavo a strongth that I had
never been possessed of before, a
vigor ot body and a poise ot mind that
amazed me. It was ontlroly new In
"My former attacks of Indigestion
had been accompanied by heat flashes,
and many times my condition was dis
tressing with blind spells of dizziness,
rush of blood to the head and neural
gic pains In tho chest.
"Since using Grape-Nuts alone for
breakfast I havo been free from these
troubles, except at times when I havo
Indulged In rich, greasy foods In quan
tity, then I would bo warned by a
pain under tbo left shoulder blade, and
unless I heeded the warning the old
trouble would come back, but when I
finally got to know where these trou
bles originated 1 returned to my Grape
Nuts and cream and the pain and.fls
turbance left very quickly. 1
"I am now in prime health, 'aa k
result of my uso of Orspe-Nutsi'i Naiss
given by Postum Co., Battle-Creek,
"There's a reason,"' and it is '
plained In thv Ilttls book, "The Road t
to Wellville," ia pkga.
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