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Wednesday, May 9. 1906.
H. II. Hosiers is talking in a loud
ton of voice, and as if something were
It will be useless to try to keep Tom
i.awson from rising at this point, to
offer a few remarks.
Tillman's pitchfork and I .a Follette's
harpoon will be relegated to the junk
pile when the Hon. Jeff Davis of Ar
kansas takes his seat in the United
I.os Angtks has pulled off a prize
light for the benefit of the San Fran
cisco sufferers. This is what might
properly be called charity straight
from the shoulder.
lSx-tJovernor Morrill of Kansas is
part owner of an Sun-acre apple or
chard in Wallula. where 50.000 .trees
are expected to bear this year. Mr.
Morrill confidently looks forward to
making an average of about a dollar
net from each tree provided the sea
son shall prove a good one.
The steel trust has performed mira
cles in the last lo days. Since bills
were introduced in congress to admit
structural steel free for San Francisco
the trust has pushed nine months' ad
vance orders out of the way and de
clares itself ready to let San Francisco
have all the steel it wants at Ding-
ley prices, of course.
tion a bad example, hut should prac
tice what it preaches with respect t.o
taxes. Washington is the physical em
bodiment of the proposition that peo
ple must pay taxes, and there seems
to be no good reason way the country
at large should pay Washington's
of the great national parties. Prior to
18G0. said the informant, the campaign
fund at the command of any national
committee has never exceeded $23,000.
In IStIO and the subsequent years the
national funds of the two parties were
The memoirs of General Kuropatkin
a voluminous work covering the Russo
lapanese war. are being published at
Moscow under ihe supervision of the
author. The volume gives a defense
for Kuropatkin's strategy in all the im
portant battles of the war and criticis
es so frotly the lack of support given
he general in high quaiters in St
Petersburg and the conduct of certain
of hi? subordinates that, the author
thought seriously of publishing the
work only posthumously.
Speaker Cannon paid a visit to the
minority room in the capitol at Wash
ington the other day to see his ol
friend. John Sharp Williams. It is a
bright, cheery, cozy room, and as the
seaker settled into a big chair and
looked on .the surroundings in which
Williams does his work his eyes light
ed with pleasure. "John." he said
"this is a mighty fine room you've got
here." "Glad you like it. Joe." said
John. "For jou'll be occupying it next
Thomas McCarthy, a bartender at
the Lincoln hotel. New Castle. Pa., has
just learned that he has been a mil
lionaire for six years. So is his broth
er. Michael McCarthy, of Wampum
foreman of a Pittsburg & Lake Erie
section gang. Six years ago their un
cle. who left long ago and made a for-
nine in Australia, died in Denver, leav
ing Thomas and" Michael Jl.0o0.009
each. However, neither knew of this
until a day or two ago, when they learn-
d it accidentally.
If the truth was fully known, it
would be found, probably, that the
president keeps right on inviting Sen
ator Tillman to such official functions
and dinners of the White house as the
senator's official position and commit
tee assignments entitle him to. And
evidently the senator keeps right on
ignoring them. Last week it was re
ported there was a Tillman invitation
to dine with the officers of the French
squadron, but the senator, as usual
failed to obey the "command." This
sort, of thing will probably go on as
long as Mr. Roosevelt remains in the
Why Fay Washington's Kxpeniek?
Congressman Gillett. of the subcom
mittee on appropriations for the Dis
trict of Columbia, informs the country
that Washington has become a verita
ble paradise for tax-dodgers. The dis
trict's lax rate Is fixed arbitrarily by
law at $13 a thousand, and the valua
tion at :; per cent of market prices.
But the personal tax is practically
nil. Household goods above a certain
val'ie are taxed, but securities are al
lowed to escape altogether. The na
tional government pays half the exist
of the .!::rlct's administration, an
the result of all these conditions is an
alluring invitation to persons of great
wealth to ' flock to Washington and
rent safety-deposit boxes.
Washington should not set the na-
The figures sustain the contention of
Mr. Sulzer that providence in presi
dontlal elections has been on the side
that controlled the heaviest money bar
rel. They show, as the Philadelphia
Record has remarked, that politics in
this country have become a cold-blood
ed game in which lavish expenditures
are the main features. When it is re
membered that the legitimate expenses
ot elections are nearly all borne by
the public authorities, the conclusion
inevitable that the private contribu
turns constitute a vast corruption fund
The condition is scandalous and tne
call for remedial legislation cannot be
disregarded without involving the law
makers in a partnership with crime
Public opinion in this state has exert
ed itself and compelled a reluctant ma
chine legislature to set a limit to the
amount of election expenses and to
close up the main source of this risin
flood of corruption money, i. e.. the
treasureries of the corporations, if
the present congress shall fail to sup
ply the remedy, the people will elect
a house that shall more accuratelv re
fleet the revived civic spirit.
National Campaign Funds.
Nobody except those on the inner
most inside knows with any degree of
accuracy the amount of money con
tributed to the two great parties in
national campaigns. Possibly the in
siders themselves could not tell with
any degree of exactitude. The ac
counts of political committees are not
kept as carefully as those of a bank.
Mr. Sulzer of New York has given the
house of representatives "some infor
mation" on the subject, and while he
may have merely guessed, his guess is
probably as good as any other.'
The member from New York was
speaking on the bill prepared by the
National Publicity Bill association, the
purpose rf which is to provide a par
tial remedy for the evil of unchecked
election expenses by compelling polit
ical committees to file statements and
submit to accountings in court. It is
quite possible he got some of his in
formation from the gentlemen who
drew the bill hi question, several of
whom have been members of the na
tional committees of one or the otherf- The doctor held a test tube before a
Too Much Government.
The superintendent of schools of
New York City, carrying his authority
to ridiculous extreme, embraced the
following in his instructions to teach
ers: "Pupils should be required to
carry their books on the right side on
even days of the month, and on the
left side on odd days of the month."
The adoption of this policy, in his opin
ion, will promote ambidexterity in the
pupils. An exchange naively suggests
that lie should also require the pupils
to put the left foot forward first on
even days of the month and the right
foot on the odd days.
It is this nonsense that brings law
into disrepute and makes this a nation
of too-much government. It is small
wonder that fads should run riot in
the system of education when a man
holding a position of such prominence
links his name in serious mind with
As well require that the pupils write
with their right hands one week, and
with their left hands the next week, al
ternating throughout the term.
Let the mother take
Scott's Emulsion for the
two; it never fails to
benefit them both. One
can eat for two, but nourishing-
two is a different
thing. It calls for a de
gree of internal strength
that the average woman
lacks. People of luxury
are not very strong by
habit ; overworked people
are weak in some func
tions from exhaustion or
Emulsion can be depend
ed upon to overcome such
conditions. It is a won
derful food for a mother
SCO IT & IiOWNE, 4oy Pearl, Street, Nw York.
light and observed particles floating iu
a liquid it contained. The speaker
"Before Ellen became an invalid we
drifted together as other lovers drift
together. At that age I held a girl as
something holy, something far above
what I regarded man's coarse nature.
1 reniemlter one evening when we were
walking together she slipped her hand
within my arm. and it seemed as If I
had been touched by an angel from
heaven. That touch alone was enough
to decide my fate.
"You remember how I took all the
prizes, in college, and you and father
and the rest had great hojes for me.
The career you predicted tired me with
a desire for success. Then 1 cut a
brilliant figure at the law school, and
six months after graduation won the
Springer claim in court. It put me at
once at the head of the junior bar."
"I well remember." said the doctor.
It was just at this time that Ellen
met with the accident and you told me
that she would I au invalid for life.
I knew then all you said about her be
ing a drag on me as well as when you
mention it today. I had a long strug
gle between the career ahead of me.
which would need a ceaseless devotion,
and the care of an invalid wife, aud I
made a clear case in favor of the for
mer. Ellen needed a mother, not a
husband. It was not a case of wheth
er I loved the career ahead of me or
her the more; it was a case of inex
orable common sense. 1 confess I
shrank from breaking my decision to
her, but. kuowing it was the turning
point of my life, I served myself by a
"I well remember the night I called
on her for the purpose. It was among
the first warm days of the season, and
she was lying on a wicker lounge on
the porch. A wistaria vine hung down
from above and was in bloom. From
within the bouse came the fragrance
of roses. Ellen looked up at me loving
ly from her great flaring invalid eyes.
I maintained an inward stoicism. Aft
er a few irrelevant words I told her
that I had come to announce something
of deep import to us both. Beginning
with our duty to each other and to our
selves, I led gradually to the final an
nouncement. It would uever have been
possible for ine to make so able an ar
gument in court. No woman could fall
to see that under her mother's care
alone could she hope for comfort. As
to the effect of our marriage on me, I
drew a graphic picture of a lost career.
but told her that were it best for her I
would give it up in order to devote my
Self to her."
The speaker ceased and there was a
"She released you?" asked the doc
tor. "She neither released nor held me.
She listened without a word. I could
see at times her bosom heaving, then
repressed, by an internal struggle not
apparent on the surface. I finished
with the words, 'I shall never become
reconciled to that inexorable fate which
has forced us apart. Then I .waited
for her reply."
The speaker paused. lie was think
ing. , "
There was a silence while the doctor
was rumbling with his test tubes.
And your reply to it?" he asked pres
The doctor turned and faced his vis
"And you don't regret your Inde
cision .' '
There was a longer pause, during
which the doctor looked out of the win
dow. Then he turned and said:
"John, 1 am, as you know, at the
head of my profession in this city. But
I am forced to admit that you stand In
a far more eminent position."
That afternoon the doctor drove nr
to the home of the Invalid with fruits
and flowers and spent an hour enliven
ing the household.
Never again -did he question the ac
tion of his friend. And who shaJI gay
that the happiness of a man who was
denied the world's laurels that he
might devote himself to au invalid
wife was less than it would have-been
had he been free to win what the
world calls success? When his term
of service was ended he realized that
he had uot only chosen the better but
the happier part. What was his re-
rd to coine. of course, no man
kndws. AMAZA J. BABKElt.
DAILY STORY. ,
"Doctor, I reckon you'll have to come
around aud see Ellen. I know you
can't, do anything for her, but you
cheer us all up."
The doctor was pouriug something
from a vial into a liquid contained iu
a test tube. IJis expression was uot
cheerful: it was serious.
John." he said, "you sowed the wind
and are reaping the whirlwind. Your
marriage was a very unwise one both
for you aud for Ellen. Without it she
would have remained with her mother,
who now lives a thousand miles away
from her. As for you, the drag of a
nick wife upon you has been your ruin."
"In one sense, dortor, jour words are
true; in another 1 question if they are.
The great Creator has placed us in a
world iu which our better nature is al
ways struggling with our selfishness.
If we lived here always there would
le but one criterion for our judgment
success. But we know not what cri
terion will take its place in the exist
ence to come. The poet tells of a peri
who gained admissiou to paradise by
offering a tear of a repentant sinner.
Well, if I am ever admitted to heaven
I shall have gained my place there by
a tear, though not of repentance
CLAIMS TU BE OLDEST WOMAN
Clinton Dame Says She Was 16 During
Mrs, Abbie Perhani. a Clinton wo
man, claims to have seen General
Washington and his troops. pass her
father's cabin during the Yevohnlonary
war. She says she was then KI years
old. That would make her Up years
cf age and probably the oldest woman
In the world. She has no reeorrtsto
prove her claims, but looks the parr.
There is negro and Indian .ood in ier
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Nowadays scientists believe that in
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To prevent a disease, remove the
Just as unclean habits breed many
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dandruff, and, in time, will jusr as
surely cause baldness.
It's microbic infection, nothing more
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The sentiments of the California club
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headquarters at the Waldorf hotel the
other day were voiced by a breezy girl
when a friend asked her if he were
going to diue at the Waldorf, says the
New York Sun.
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cldedTy. "Two bit for coffee aud
sinkers now and then, and the rest of
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