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WEATHER-Snow in northern,
rain or sno,w in southern portion
tonight and probably Friday, cold
er Friday, southern ortkms.
'After dl, Jiow much good is all
of this italk in tho senate over the
Brownsville affair going to do the
pccjdc of this 011111177
If & New York alderman's vote
is worth ."KiOO, what, at the hainc
ratio, would be the value
Marion councilman' vote'
In recommending tho death pen
alty for men who attempt criminal
assault, Governor Ansley, of South
Carolina, shout? that he believes
ix preaohJng what you practice.
Marion niqthcrs need not be in
fear of their little ones being
drowned while skating, o long as
ithc streets remain jh the condition
in which pedestrians found them
- Columbus is not backward about
boosting for herself. She is now
claiming the distinction of having
She plot to aassinatc President
Garfiti'.d, hatched within Jicr boun
Varies. b Congress is standing by tho pros
ideiit with a vengenaiicc. The scn
jplc has done nothing but try tn
(overthrow him over since it assem
bled and Jhe house 'has donp noth-
Tho people of the United States
jet the emample of extending re
lief to those who lost everything in
tin earthquake. Great Britain can
jiiow take a few lessons and follow
itho scriptural injunction, "Go thou
and do likewise. "
i We can say
tliat wo hympathizc
tvs- sestkvietoio 1.. oseaa
with ilhe people of Kingston in the
igreat calamity which has overtaken
Ihc city and we probably do, but
the people of the stricken city can
look to San Francisco and Valpar
aiso for real sympathy.
I Eleven New York aldermen arc
.suported to have been approached
W offered $300 each for their
jyotes. If present trend of affiurs
continues, it will not be many years
tthitil a quotation on alderman vot
e's will be made daily in the ".hog
anurkot", under the classification
jl)f "stags and rouglis."
4' A auan so close to tho heart of
the nation as the secretary of
jjtate, Elihu Hoot, has publicly an
nounced that 'ho ds mi favor of sin
alteration of tariff rates. This will
probably put a quietus upon tho
talk puon the part of tho trust
magnates of Hoot for piesidcnt in
5 While tho Findhiy grand jury
was griuding out a grist of indict
ments ucraiiihl itho Standard Oil
company and it, officials, the Stcu
benvillc .body of like character was
contenting itself with ondietiiig the
pou of the vice president for hav
ing perjured Jiimsclf in sccuriug
th"e license for his recent secret
marriage. Steubenville is bVldiiig
lav prominence but it will diavo to
ffo a faster gait than that to draw
ho attention of the public from
best club offer of the year
we combination of
j and WORLD'S WORK;
I Regular single copy price is six
iollara, but the lot can be had for
fist half this sum. Wo can save
on Dig money on many other spe-
P. O. Wiant
The Thaw family is determined
to keep before tho public. Tlicro
has been a lull in the ifk about
Harry's trial, ro tho man who
married his nicco breaks into
prominence an Pittsburg, by getting
drunk and slapp:mg ladies, dressed
decoletto, on tlio back and should
ers, jast i let the people know
that Harry is not tho only.
Manon must be a delightful re
treat. John DcGollcy says its mayor
is crazy, Preacher Rouiku says that
two-thirds ol its people aro going
to hell, and now the humano society
.has ordered uiic of dls principal
directs closed because the amid is so
deep it's cruel to compel hordes to
pull vehicles 'through dt. Galion In
quirer. The Inquirer Is probably rubbing
its hands in anticipation of the
two-thirds winch it accredits Rev.
Rourko as saying going to hell, be
coming citizens of Galion.
Not dismayed by the defeat
which 'he encountered an the orig
inal trial of the cases against the
Standard Oil company in the pro
bate court of Hancock county,
ProMicutor David lias rolled up his
sleeves and started in for a new
deal all around. Thfo time he has
taken the route of the grand jury
for it will bring the action in the
court which 'holds that it has origin
al jurisdiction in all such matters.
The determination -with which he is
pursuing the officials of the octo
pus is indicative of victory in the
In Youngstown the grand jury
has taken up the trust question in
a local way. Sunc of the business
men of the city have apparently
formed a trust for controll.'mg local
prices, 'and the prosecutor lias
brought the matter to the atten
tion ciC 41m grand jury. There- is
scnicely a city of any size in the
state, whom a condition similar to
that which is said to exist ctn
Yoimg'stown cannot be discovered.
ThpsoAorganiations among the
merchants of a city are based upon
tho snino principle as the
combines which were
and aro conducted and there is no
renon why they should not be
'investigated, just tho same as the
oil trust, tho ccal trust, the steel
trust, the bridge trust and all of
itlie other trusts.
A reform in tho railroads ap
pears to be brewing tiiicc the in
terstate commerce commission has
taken a hand in the game of in
vestigating railroad wrecks and
their causes. Not, many years ago
there was a detennihafjou to 'place
all of tho blauio upon the em
ployes of the company and allow
the officials to escape. If a train
dispatcher put 'out conflicting or
ders, the man ho copied the or
deis and gave them to the train
men was to blame, and if rules
were violated, the men who woro
in charge of the train had to bear
all of the blame. But since the in
terstate commerce commission has
been active in looking into, the
cauMi f wrecks, the blame is
sought to be placed where it be
long. Jf the men violate tho rules
of the company, the commi-aion en
deavors to discover whether itho
violations was made with the con
sent of the company and, if such
ds found to bo the case, the com
pany is- ilicld responsible along
with tho fiuployes. A little of this
(oil of investigation and placing
of tho blame where it belongs will
do more toward correcting the evils
wih'Jeli arc suffered by the travel
ing public today, than any other
Drift of comment
FIGHT AGA1N,ST MONOPOLY
Every contest thus far waccd
againsf. the corporations by the pco-l
pio hsj been actuated by the de-.
sire lo share in the gicat benefits
accruing to piivato enterprise. '
Ilciotoforn privileges and profits
woro wholly dependent upon tho
people's good-natured acquiescence
to tan antiquated system whoroin
tho priviliged few ner permitted
tn exact, tho full ancasuro of bene
fit lesulting fiom constantly chang-'
ing conditions rather than bestow,
any xrtinn thereof upon thoso to
whom they aro indebtfd for thoir
Tho ntimrous suits against tho
Standard Oil monopoly, tho efforts,
t6 prevent tho 'merging of railroad i
properjies, the.jiiYostigat.ions' of.
the various coal combines, tho nu-l
jiii-jiikJ.' ike.A'i -iMXA'tl waJfirtiLiJmi.i&ji-,i&,
LmmmmW& S '-"' ' - iwflk If
LLLLrK!Ai$2gHBmTmmmmF $ V T
JULIUS KAHN, ONLY
Congressman .lulitis Knlm of San rrnnelxco, who has Introduced a bill
asking for an appropriation of S.VMtO.UOO to build submarine torpedo boats for
the defense of the l'.iellle coast. Is tin only actor In congress. Tor ten years
Mr. Kahn played prominent pnti In tlio companies of Edwin Hooth, Joseph
Jefferson, Tommaso Snlvlnl, Clnra MorrN and other famous stars.. After
quitting tlio stage he bee line a lawyer In San Francisco. He was first elected
to congress In IhD'.i. Mr. Kahn htrongly opposes the coeducation of Japanese
and white children.
nieroiis attempts to safeguard large
financial concerns, the inquiries
with lolatxm to the conduct of ex
press compnu'vs, tho eiiactmeiil of
laws regulating the iiianiil'actiiio
and sale of foodstuffs, the inquir
ies with lelalion lo railroad lelutca
etc., etc., uie simply the results of
an awakened public eonieieiico and
give full warrant for tho now well-
defined opinion that if corporations
an1 to endure they must take tho
people into their confidence, treat
them as pailners of their enterprise
and shaie with them their benefits.
The fight against 'monopoly and
monopolistic tendencies will not
1'ractically every city in the
land and every state in tho Union
is engaged in open warfare against
tho arrogance attendant on special
privilege, and the fact that it em
braces practically every form
from the merciless exactions of tho
Ice trust and the arrogant methods
r tho Bell Telephone monopoly to
tho destructive Standard Oil cor
poration and prospective railway
mergers may well be regarded as
But by far tho gieatest move
ment undertaken by many of the
leading cities of the country is that
whX'h is diieced against the Bell
Telephone mono-poly. New York,
Boston, Memphis, Kansas City and
other cities are making prepara
tions lo curtail the baneful intlu
ences of tho .Bell monopoly, first
through process of lowering rates,
and second in an endeavor to com
pel the lecognitiui of telephone
lines as common carriers. In the
first instance, competition has de
monstrated that lower rates aie
justifiable in every way. r'uilhcr
moie, the n outlet f id st tides in tho
telephonic and elect rical woild ren
der the old rates still maintained
by the Bell monopoly extortionate
in the extreme. In the second in
stance, me people content! that as
-opie come t mat as
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is tin Hid Hpeiisabli)
tcuieiici' -it should 1Q
niiiijceiuu ... piimif rogiiiuui.ii, urlofly, the bill provides that railway
municipal, state and national, to employes engaged in the handling of
tho end that all menage-, may bo tinlns Miall not work more than slx
traiiaiiiitted expeditiously and with- teen consecutive hours and that ev.
out interfeieiice due to the petty ery such neiiod of 'labor shall be
jealousies of competition as now.
In other wonK that the telcphono
be made a common carrier and sub -
I H poem
THE INDIAN'S LAMENT
KT me go to my homo
11',. t.n onnnnn T
j.i iuu D. wira i iii, t...l.4UUU 111 IMIIIH'CllCO OICSF,
Whero the tall cedar waves and the brlghtvwntcn flow,
YVhcro my fathers lepose; let me go, let urn go!
Let mo go to tho spot wheie tlio cataract plays,
Where oft I havo sported In boyhood's blight days,
Aud greet my poor mother, whose lieait would o'ertlow "'
At tho sight of her child then to her let mo go! ,s
Let rac go to my sire, by whose battle scarred side
I have sported so oft In the inoni of my prido
And oxulted to conquer the Insolent fou;
To my father, tho chief, let mo go, let mo got
And, oh, let mo go to iny flashing eyed maid,
Who taught mo to lovo 'nenth tho
Whoso henit, like tlio fawn, lcnp3 as puio as thp suow;
To tho bosom I love lt mo go, let mo go!
And, oh, lot me go to my wild forest home,
No moro from its life eheciing pleasures to loam,
'Neotlt the groves and the glens Jjt my ashert Ho low
To my homo in tho wooda let me jso, let mo goi t
,jin jf auAAfAA.iiikLiiiAj&diaMiMri&t
DAILY MIRKOR, THURSDAY, JAN.
ACTOR IN CONGRESS.
jectcd to the
The fight of the people against
the Bell monopoly i an interesting
one for the reason tli.il this particu
larly offensive monopoly has over
uroved one of tho gieatest handi-
Cms to in ogress. Secure in its
'position through ability to sway
legislative bodies of both city and
t-tnle, it hnAni.nJI tunes dominated
its own tcunsa"nd forced tho peo
ple to subscribe' to them. During
the long torni of yeins llud it. was
entrenched beh'nifl I lie special priv
ilege granted by the United States
patent lows its course was piratical
tin the extreme sailing
cial seas and levying tribute from
i overy craft. Today1 it operates in
cities 'at, various
maintaining Told "monopoly ( prices
where it is feeciiro' and meeting the
prices of competition where forced
to do so. And light here, it maybe
well to ndd, that every concession
on the pint of llio' monopoly has
been forced ficiii il. At nj lime
in its history was it ever known
U olunlarily concede anything.
But fortunalclyljip people have
become knowlcilgcous of the mono
poly's method of doing business
and are laying plans t,o checkmate
it. Souier or later the statu will
be compelled to luke cognizance of
conditions as they nie and make
answer to the people 'r demand for
rcl'i-'f. When that time comes tho
demand that the telephone bo rec
ognized as a coniniL'u oirrier will
have crystalicd and nothing short
of granting Hint 'demand will sat-isfv.-Press
HOURS OF IUIIAVAY LAUOH.
The bill which the senate has
passed tegulating the hours of em
ployment of railway trainmen seeni3
to lie such as will be universally ac.
ceptable. It is not the 1)111 which
the house passed at the last i-essiou
,, , .
but a substitute measure which, as
may be seen, avoids the ob
tlonable features of the other.
followed by ton bonis Off duty While
tho rule of not more than sixteen
ihours of continuous labor Is estab.
In the far distant west,
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green willow shade. WjAt
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. i?-l'. u tJ
:- i ?
llshod, It b not Inflexible, exception-,
being mado In case of accidents mid
(.rnMf.ArtM .iilliiMnMfllnil rl'l.( Ml
IIIUUIDUVII UUIlllllftVlliiViii ..iu vi.
forccmont of tho lawla put Into the
hands of tho Interstate commorto
commission nnd a line of from $100 to
$1000 for each anil every offense la
This gives statutory form to a
regulation which tho railway cm.
ploycs, through their organization!),
have asked for, which some railroad
companies have Incorporated In their
regulations ond which the general
public Is Itottixl to regard with nat
iBfactton. Men who liavo not had
tho lest that nature demands cannot
wifely bo placed In ehargo of roll,
road signals, switches, brakes nnd
locomotives. It Is unfair to them
and It Is a men. ice to the lives of
pasBcngcni and lo the property of the
companies and their patrons. An n
purely company regulation, the alx.
teen-hour rule has been subject to
too many exceptions, and the virtue
of the law lies In making the rule
obligatory under penalty, with re.
spect to all companies engaged hi
Interstate traffic. It Is eloir that
this law should Ijo worded so as to
accomplish the universally desired
result without working any hard.
ship to the companies or their em
ployes, but that sconis at last to
have been done. Columbus Wsnatch.
FORAKER SLIDES DOWN.
Continued From Page One.
Senator Ko raker, in taking the
floor, said be was not auaiu there
were to be any speeches cu the reso
lution and he desired to close tho
delate. By hi- Je.-oltitioii simply an
investigation of the facts was to be
made. The scone of his lesolution
was not Midi as to bring into the
investigation the question of the
president '.s power. However. he
said, ho was not particular about
language. He was more concerned
about securing an opportunity for
tho men charged with tho crime to
A peculiar sensitiveness hud de
veloped regarding the scope of the
inquiry, he said. To show this Mr.
Fornkor called attention to the prc-iGan
lini'm.iiv iTMiliitinn Mllinn- , tim
president for the facl. No cue hod
taken except io,us and he quoted Mr.
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.5 looner s remmks at I ho lime
favoring their adoption, lie callol
attention to this simply to Rlmw
Jiat then so senator hud any ob
jection to railing for "the facts"
connected, with4j!io discharge of
these soldiers. In his present re
solution he hail used precisely the
lr. . Foraker disclaimed that ho
had attacked the president. On
the contrary, iho said, he had de
fended Mm. Jlo bad said lit) believ
ed tho president had been imposed
upc:i in the evidence upu which
ho had based h'ts action.
There wa, he maintained, no
place as yet 'provided whom these
men could cMiblish their innocence.
He 'had iu doubt 100, maybe 3'-'."),
of thu men would satisfy tint com
mittee that they 'had 110 part in the
huntings. This would plaeu (huso
men wheie the president could ex
tend the help ho had promised by
restwing these men.
After his long soitVo .Mr. For
nker said he did not like the liinh
which had been thrown out thai his
motive, weie other than to pro
mi'te the public good.
To meet all bjeel,:oiis which
might possibly be raised "Mr. For
nkei' said he had prepaid! another
iciolut'ljii, wbii.li he offered 11s a
substitute .for the 0110 he had
pendisi.'. This resolution, he said,
was mi caniblo of bcimr interpret
ed by anybody 11 iliiniling in any
imiii'iei' the power it conferred upon
the committee to make a thorough
iuviNttant'un of all the .facts cou
ucc cd with Hit nfl'rav.
PERU IS TIED UP
BY A SLEET STORM
Peru, Intl., .Ian. 17. The severo
sleet torm which raged all night.
has badly ciiplcd the lines of tlm tel
ephone, telegraph nnd 'electric light
companies In this city. Interurban
lines have been unable to get cars In.
to the city slneo 10 o'clock last night.
WILL BE CONSIDERED
lndiiiiiupjlis, Intl., Jan. 17.
Ilcsolutiois were offered to, the
United Mine Workers' convention
'lore today covering overy subject
lo bo considered at this meeting.
Anli-child labor and onti-Chiueso
lociiMients were among them.
It is understood that Mitchell
dandi ready lo uso his influence
o prevent tho convention taking a
Maud in. tlio Ricifio cojsl Japanese
question, antagonistic lo Roosevelt,
Resolution of wnnio soil in Iho
interest of Iho iiidicaled Western
Federal ion c.r Minors offieors nro
tn bo introduced and thoy nro ox
necled lo meet with a hearty ap
OHIO RIVER DRIVES
PEOPLE TO HIGH UROUND
Portsmouth, O., Jan. 17, Tho Ohb
is now 3.8 feet over tho dancer line
'and rinsing 2 1-2 Inches por hour,
DO YOU NEED SHOES
Wo can oupply your every need in footwear, an wo have a '
largo and varied ntock and our prices arc na low aa any
where in the city, quality considered.
TheSmart&Waddell Shoe Store
Hundreds have been driven from tlio
homes and It Is almost Impossible
to llnd sufficient shelter for many.
The city authorities are providing
moving vans for those unable to
pay. As a lat resort the public
school buildings will bo placed at
the disposal of the flood sufferers.
Expected Upon Morgan
Stocks in an Effort to Test
Jack Morgan's Ability.
Now York, Jan. 17. Wall street
is waiting today for a heavy masked
attack ou tho securities of tho Mor.
railroads and corporations to
I test the financial cenlus of "Jack
Morgan, who Biicceeded his father.
J. Plerpont Morgan, In tho conduct
of affairs of the great Morgan bank
ing firm. Tlio elder Morgan has
withdrawn nil participation in the
Tho beginning of the nttack on
Morgan stocks was mado yesterday
when assaults were mado on tho
Southern and Erlo railroads. iTead.
Ing financiers am wondering 11
'Jack" will display his father's
market neutnen and put to rout tho
foes. Young Morgan took charge of
tlio business tho first of tho year and
Morgan Jr., retlrea with u forluno
estimated at ?1.'.0,000,000. Ho4 will
spend Ills limo with Ills books mid
care for his art treasurer at home.
A Sixty Foot Stage at Cin
cirnati is Indicated Before
Cincinnati, Jan. 17. Tlio lollowing
was issued by the local weather fore.
"The Ohio continues lidng. from
Parkersburg down, r.nd ralntall is
general. More ruin Is indicated. All
points in the Cincinnati dlstilct .aro
over the flood lino and tho end of
the rise Is not yet In sight. At Cln- '
clnnutl, the river will pass CO feet 1
hetore to morrow and continue rising 1
tomorrow and Saturday." '
Today the official maik allowed the
Ohio at SU.5 and rising at tlio rate .
of two tenths of u foot 1111 hour.
Traffic generally in tho liver dUtrlct
Is suspended and hundreds of ccllai3
filled. Tin eo bundled families aro
living on the river front at Newport,
Kentucky and.havo been driven from
their hornet . Hundreds have beau
thrown out of employment by the
closing down of tho manufacturing
SWITCH LEFT OPEN
FOR AIR LINE .EXPRESS
Kalelgh, N, C, Jan. 17. The Sea-
Marion Electrical Supply Co.
and Marion Talking Machine Co.
are now occupying their new quar
ters, opposite post office, with a full
line of Electrical Supplies, Talking
Machines and Records. Call and
board Air Line's tialn known a.t the
Florida Limited, ran Into nn open
switch two miles north of Hnlelgh
yesterday, but' none of the passengers
were killed or seriously wounded.
Conductor Haddock, of Hlchniond,
According to statements of the dl.
vlxlon superintendent liier.) is strong
evidence that the accident was duo to
the work of wreckers. Fire started
Immediately nnd the baggage rar,
the dining tar and two Pullman
sleepers were consumed.
The bed of John C. Uurbin, of
Huriisburg, Pa., who died at Palm
Dcach, Fla., was partially cicmatcd.
The engineer declares that he saw
four men hiding nearby Just as his
engine hit the switch.
RELIEF IS STARTED
TO STARVING CHINESE
Waslilgtcn, Jan. 17. The Amor,
lean National Hed Cross will ship by
tho Pacific mall steamer Coptic, from
San Francisco, today, six hundred
thousand rounds of flour for the ro.
lief of famine sufferers In China.
Contributions arc coming moro slow
ly than was expected .
Our oiitfit n btisiness" - this
month has been tho largest
we havo ever had in tho
month of January. Wo bo
lievo that a good volume of
this business was duo to
our special January offor
of a $10.00 act of dhhos
free. Now even if you do
net want your coeds at
once it would pay you to
come in aud pick out what
you want, make a small
deposit and have us storo
them until you aro ready
to start housekeeping.
Boar in mind that thh of
fer is only good for this
Trust tho People.
Young Alan for Office
An opportunity will be given
to tako a course in Book
kcoping and Shorthand to
prepare for a higher, position.
None but thoso proficient in
tho commen branches need
apply. Mako application in
your own hand writing. Ad
dress, H. W. Pears
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