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New Methods Have Chanced
the W?lk of ?atheiing.
PEARLER WELL EQUIPPED
With a Suit of India Rubbert Coppei
lirons lu?alas, and Leuden Weight!
Ho Descern?s (o UK* IJolloiii of UK
Ben-Spends From Six io Kighi
Hein -, Xl i ere.
Tho Servilia pearl given by Jullul |
Causar to Brutus' mother waa ?aid tc
luivo been worth ? 175,001?, saya Lon
don Tit-Iii ta. For H pearl an incl)
in diameter a Persian Bilah ol' th?'
seventeenth century ls said to hav<
puid (320,000. The pearl market in
somewhat lower nowadays, but pricer
ure still high enough to make tiivinji
The ern of naked divots exposed
to peril from sharks has passed
away. Modern progress equips lit?
pearler with a suit ot' india rubber,
copper breastplate, with leaden
weights buck and trout; helmet, nias*
panelled and willi telephonic attach
menta; air pipes, life lines and ;>
submarine searchlight, 'rims equip
ped the pearl diver may spend six o:
eight hours al the bottom ol the sea,
whereas in olden limes three mi au toi
made a record.
Although pearls are found in neal'"
ly all mollusks and even in univulvcr
like the Australian halletts, a kind
ot barnacle, true pearls arc produced
only by the pearl oyster or mot bei
ol pearl shell. The latter is rouilj
the diver's bread anil hinter. Tilt
sholls ai o as big as dinner platCB an.'
weigh l\.o pounds when cleaned j
They fetch from $?.00 to $7;".0 a loll
The ancient fisheries were ch le ll) I
In tho Iudiatl Ocean and Persian (Jilli
but nowadays the best pearls com;
from Coy i o ii and from Australian
waters, especially Torres Strait:
Pearl hali.og in Ceylon ls a govern
mont monopoly, In March Um Heel
?tarts for tue pearling grounds, eaell
vessel with tWenty or thlrtj div erk ?
and their assistants. Uni th? head" !
quarters oi pearling arc? tc bu lo cud
in the de dato Country extending
from lOxn.muli Gulf lo Kine Soi.nu
lu Western Austin lia.
A gllsl. mug while coast lino i>
thia, whoa? monotony ls broken onlj
by mango .tinged salt ivntei creen
and scorching deserts ol' spinifex anti
sand, Lon,, before inland g<dd a
Chinese nn?i Malays IIB ... mi ut |
tribes of native black lollo.ws
there to-day, but Oe old nude ii ly*
ors, the reign of terror and ptracv
when a largo haul was made lim...
and similar conditions have p.i.vi;,,
away, giving place to Hems and I ig
gcrs carrying modern diving nullit*
and ropresontatlves ol the Ineyitnbh
capitalist In the person ol tin- masiei
pearlers. Here aie six hundred
julies ol' coast line, with perhaps ii\?
thousand hardy adventurer! m./ m
ed in the pearl trade.
There aro some thousands ol' .lap
ane.se, Manilamcn, Malays and men
ol oilier races acting chiolly tis ere.,
for the vessels. The vesacls an
schooner rigged and from seven m
fountoen tons burden. Kaell carrie'
li master diver and a crew ol' foul
one ot' whom ls til?* diver's usslstaill
and works the air pumps. Another
holds the life line and pays ultnillloi
to slguala; another is catching lisii
or peeling potatoes for dinner, an .
it may be a third has gone off in tin
dingey for fresh water ami lire wood
Th? sludls aro lound ou ledger
?bout nlnet) feet down in tho ,-:e?
but they aro far moro plentiful ai
greater depth. Fortune awaits th?
inventor ol' a diving apparatus which
will enable the pearler to work in
comfort one hundred fathoms down
Tho lugger bas a low freeboard KI
allow the diver with his heavy dress
and gear to bo easily hauled m
board ile earrie? a net holding '!
sh. ils tv ill! Iii III . a nd U hen i il i.
lull be bas lt hauled up so that A:'
himself may run no risk ol entang
ling lifo lino or air pipe,
When tho pearler works al, suv
twenty fathoms he moves easily, not
withstanding his forty-pound boots,
amid groves of coral trees, Interlac
ed with fluttering, fern-like plants,
among whoso branches swim gorge
ous tropical fish and sinister water
Bankes, which neem to resent the In
trudion of so strange a monster.
A good day's work ls anything
moro than two hundred pairs of
sholls. Tho business ls absolutely
speculative. One diver may gathei
ton after ton of shells without so
ctirlng anything of greater valu,
than a few seed pearls, while an
other may tako a fortune < ut in a
Tho most famous pearl (IISCOVCI
cd In Australia of late years ts known
lui the Southern Cross. lt consists
of a cluster of nine pearls in tim
shape of a cross 'rbis freak of na
turo was picked up at low water on
the Lad pode Island liv a beacbconib
ei flamed Clark, who, after burying
lt for some time for superstitious
remains, sold It for $?0; later, ii
Tho pearl diver of to-day, protect
ed as he ls by every dei Ice known
to modern submarine engineering, lu
exposed to many perils. He may IOHO
his life by the tearing of hi? dress
upon tho aharp coral rocks.
8RNT HACK HOME.
Thc Time? Says Florence Police Aid
in Rescue Work.
The Florence Times soys a very
sud on an wah brought to Um ut lon lion
of tho town authorities there Sunday
morning when two young girls. Mag
gie Smith and Idilio Campbell, ages
about IG and 18 yours appealed to
tho police to help thom got back to
their home in Columbia.
Lillie. Campbell told tho story to
Officer Cain of how she and her
friend had boon pursuuded to como
to Florence by a woman who lived
there. Saying that everything had
hoon misrepresented to them. They
wore told that this was a linc place
to Uvo and that they could easily
obtain employment ?nd would gol
Lillie accepted her story and came
down her?; with this woman Friday.
When they arrived al this womat) s
house they at once realized Hutt they
could nojt bo satisfied tit such a pl ac?.
They became dissatisfied and wuntcd
to leave and were ill treated ly I lils
woman who tried to force then-, lu
stay. They said that I hey were de
termined to leave that place and go
back to their people in Columbia if
They went to the residence of ll
citizen about IO o'clock Saturday
night and were allowed lo Bpend thc
night. The nexl morning their case
was reported to the police and tho
result of tho whole thing was thal
the woman who had pursuaded them
to come down ben- was made lo pay
their way back to Columbia.
Please Wall Street and Hie Thieving
The Springfield Republican says
Hie plat lot in adopted liv (lie Minne
sola Democrats in placing Gov. John
son before the conni ry as a Presiden
tial candidate, is manifestly keyed
lo soil (le- Rastern and Southern inn
serval ive wing of Hie parly, while
containing coin pli men I s and conces
sions calculated to conc?tate the fol
low (hu. bf Mr. Bryan. No one who
was ignorant of Hov Johnson's re
cord in Minnesota would know fro ni
this pla! foi ni bow much of a radii al
ho hud boon in his present olllce, for
Hie platform contains., ne bim ol'
some of the policies which, as Gov
ernor, be bas advocated.
This appeal to lite conservai ive
liol hy compel mu willi Mr Divan in
lils own line, inn by ?ottIn? himself
ni' as a contrast. Hov. Johnson's
Presidential candidacy had KM origin
In thc growing desperation of those
Democrais who could liol endure the
though! of (mother Brynn candi.luci
or the though! of Bryan in Hie SViii'i
House, and Ks cluer dynamic force hs
derived from Ibo bitterness fell foi
Bryan b> tho elements represented
most conspicuously bj tho New Vork
Th<' Johnson plat loi in will not
displease those elements, They are
making a stubborn coolest in the
hope ol' laking advantage of the two
thirds rule, and il is upon thai aloin
that, practical!} spooking; Gov. John
son's hopes now rest.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS COSTLY.
.Amounts spent by Parties iii Presi
dential election Veal's.
Recent debates in Congres.- on a
national puhlicit.v bill have revealed
some Interesting facts, not the leasjl
of these being thal as far back n*
1SG0. winn Lincoln and Douglass
were Hie opposing candidates ol' Hie
Republican and Democratic parties
respectively, tremendous amounis of
money were expended for campaign
purposes. in only two Presidential
elections sice 1S If Cl has thc R?pub
licain Miein les;' :|r ?i Hie Dnnio?i'nls
Those two y ba i's were i"i INN,, when
James G. Blaine and Grover Clove
land were Hie candidates, and in
I s ; 12. when Harrison and Cleveland
were Hie nominees ol' theil' party.
Tho following, which is believed lo
ho as accurate as il is possible lo
make it, shows the tot ii I expendi
tures of boih the Republican and the
Democratic parties since i860:
I860, Abraham Lincoln. ?I0O.
OOO; Douglass, $50,000.
I 80 I, Abraham Lincoln; $ i 25,000 .
I ses, ?. s. Grant, $150,0001 Sey
IK?L', U. S. Crant, $250,000; Hor
ace Creely, $50,060,
I 870, lt. .15. liayi s. $050,000; Til
issn, Garfield, $1,100,000; Han
ISSI, James c. Blain, $ 1,300,000;
Cleveland, $ 1,400,000.
I SILL Harrison, $1,850,000; (Move
1806, McKinley, $16,500,000; Rrj
1000, McKinley, $0,500,000; Dry
1004, Roosevelt, $8,1500,000 Par
ker, $1,250,000. *
"What made you kick Jimpson?"
"Ile called me an ass."
"Oh, weil, kicking is a character
istic of asses, but I shouldn't think
you'd want to confirm Jin p.'on's
statement so quickly,"
xo so.VT? Ni:?:i>Tr> vi DA: DJ cr
Wonderful Spring lb?}. Cnlh'orat.
Desert-Kl as? lc i .ottom.
m>*\ in i\iif Californio d?-?ert; if-'
ir '< (ro.ni ' s A IR; le'j. an J sri;
tn : ' fro tV'?i Hf o:' the BH'S'*?1!III
li. t? i i>.i;rc..'. art t.ic. leiiiu.i:!" o
win ; was <>nc* tho ''tYarcH'ii of IO?*
Som*; twf nty-llvo year?i ago so.no S:
Lot i. Mr! i??vat:avilly capitalists cor
.oiv I li? Ultu that tho desert tan.
coule u<) nilli ed, and by Irriga ?u-'
could be made a groat fruit-pro 'tic
Accordingly they pet out an Im
mense orchard of young tree*- -api
<:ot. lemon, orango and citron bull'
substantial bu Hollian for their over
seer ?nd workmen, laid artificial
walks and tieauilficd the ground
w tb shrubbery and flowers.
The) made a contract with n com
pan, which owned a reservoir on tlc
San Bernardino mountains, and soon
Mi liquid life from the uplands wai
flowing into the garden, beautifying
and transforming every growlr.':
tiling. rbis wont on for several
yea?' and from that sandy wa i'
grew Into promis ? and beauty, a love
ly orelia rd.
So V>M"-'!"O v>r'? t'm pro niel e**?
thal lbey Incurred tho expenso ot' a
narrow guage railway from their
properly Mo tho Southern Pacific,
making connection at Palms Sprin *.
Stalle.i. The grove was now at al
un: tho hearing point and thc luve:
lors were looking forward to quick
dividends, when, ns a result pl an
altercation between tho grovo owner i
a ti 'in? water company, thc latter
cul oft tile water supply, and lou;,
heft the matter could lie adjusted
by tiie courts tin- (lowers had with
e.- >c\ t lie t rees had dled and t he
win.le estate had reverted to He
desi i with otily the stump of a tree
1 re and there to point the mora'
and adoi a i he (ale."
A few miles from this wreck, saya
i ho Louisville "Courier-Journal.''
around the spur of a mountain, ls a
little rn ll ey j owned hy n canny
Scotchman, Dr. Murray. The doctor
has .nought tl ?> water from th
m mululu nefir by and has created ali
'onsj. ju the desi rt.*'
ile has about ten acres In orange .
ned alfalfa, anti nothing could bu
, nt pleasant to tho eye, after ran"
lng over a sandy waste, than thi'
rdia rm lng Utile valley.
An Indian reservation adjoins thc
doctor's ranch, and from thom hu
lea ie -vu SI Oil pei n ti mi ut. a rare
?sprillg. The pool formed hy thi-'
pun.; ls about as largo as a good
\/> i! room and is covered hy a ruin
-lia. !. The uniform temperature ol
ibo water i^ inn detr rees, and it \i
you aie apj'?reiitly in water about
? S in.-, e.- deep,. Al! al on fi a rip;.it
ito s over the surface, much as if
t ie.- nad boon thrown in. and no.ti
on \ou not Ice the sand has opened,
disclosing a hole as large as the cir
inferencia of vom- hod v. but li o VJ
. > ?a are frtj i tl tn think.
itv,} the dorter culla there ls. ml
d'jilger and yoi like your life ?il
niiig hands and plunge in. Down
you go up to your neck, and, fenri?t;|
a k|tllcl, sand, you call out to the doe.
w>t ion h? s.niling Import urhly, i.i >
\ o i keep quiet ti ucl await results.
Presently you feel a soft, im ;? t
. non tho soles ol' your feel, ai 1
-'owly but Irresistibly you feel you
si lt' being forced to the surface. Wlt'i
in thc space of tbiee minutes yin
are ugnlti standing in eighteen In he',
of waler, and the bole hits disappear
o', only to appear a tew feet further
? ou hasten to lt, plunge In timi
a nhl reach the surface as before,
Oill) om- ludo is formed .'it a tillie
lind between ti- closing of one an I
the appearing of another, there H
nu Interval of about five minutes.
In ihi? wonderful hath you dd not
I'Oijr'fO any brush or soap, but when
..m come out your skin is smooth
and spotless, here anti there appenr
llig upon your bod) minute scale: nf
s lien After dnshlng n hucket of
d water over VOU you tool wonder
full) Invigorated and refreshed.
People come hundreds of miles to
ho i. . .iCs?e beal'nu waters-, dud I
he doctor could only move tin;
pring to Los Angeles ho could tn a kn
h.r- fortune in a few years. TbC In
linns Mho Mission tribe? attach
g rent value to tho water nnd uso Hie
overflow of the pool for bathing and
lt. S. Cemetery in .Mexico.
'".'hough very few people aro aware
il the lac'," said nu army ofllcer thu
?tiler day. "the l ulled Stales (?nv
?Min .-ni owns and maintains anallen
?il cemetery in Mexico, ii ih locate I
?il Sn ll Cosme mar the City of Moxl
.o, nutt was purchased and establish*
d in tho year iNf.u for the purpose
,f Interring tho remains of soldiers
if tho United Slates who died Ol'
.vere killed in that vicinity (lil ri HU
ho war with Mexico and also for 111
terring the bodies of citizens of tho
tinted States who have died in thal
vicinity since that period."
"Seo here," asked Hm caution:)
stranger, "if I decide to slay herc for
i week, how much is lt going' lo cost
'ne? ' "You can answer that bc t
?.ourself," replied the clerk of tim
|>'l.M da lietel, "Hov much have yon
-, >V!"- Philadelphia Press.
(inmigration has almost stoppet,
lt ls reported from the East. Ho lo.qi
an lt Wrings in Black Ifnnd gauge i|
seems d?sirable to havo it cons? ab
Actaeon's "Ogs Again.
The Socialists of tho Eighth Con
gressional district, of Ohio, aro jub
ilant over tho nows that two English
duchesses have agreed to stump that
fl IM riet in the interest of their can
didate f<.'t' Oont',rea.v. Tno?c <;uen
.j&Si?s have plenty o? money and Hu
ent tongues, find will appeal espec
ially to thc negro voters. There ad
vent bodes no good for the Republi
cans of Ohio. The negroes are
among the most susceptible people
in the world to the influence of mon
ey, line clothes, and fine phrases.
They may yet be drawn into the
ranks of the Socialist party, which
was born of the protective policy of
the Republican)?. And, in that case,
we shall have another instance of Ac
teon devoured by his own dogs.
We Shall Sec.
The Charleston Evening Post says
it does not believe that a serious ef
fort will be made to pass, thc bill
reducing thc repr?sentation of the
South in Congress and the Electoral
College because the more liberal
minded people of the North, though
they do not altogether understand
our problem, have an instinctivesym
pathy with us in our efforts to solve
it and do not wish to make it more
difficult than it is by nature, and
public sentiment will not support
an undertaking to punish the South
for maintaining the barriers of race
The Post thinks the Crumpacker
amendment was passed alibis time
for campaign purposes ar.d it would
not be s uri ritt d if it acted as a
boomerang upon the Republican
party by arraying against it intelli
gent men who do not. approve of
playing with sole mn thingsand who
do not favor oppression of the
South for its'refusal to \ield an in
stinct that is ce n mon to all white
men of right mind in thc land.
The Republicans have no serious
notion of enacting this amend
ment Into law at this time. It was
passed by thc Republican Congress
men as a feek r, M d if they win the
fall elections by decisive majorities,
they will accept that os an endorse
ment of theil war on the South and
proceed to er act the amendment in
instructed their active agents, me
Republicen porty, to r< h the D?mo
cratie South vi ( v.o third (f its rep
resentation in Congress and the
Electoral College and thereby ma
terially lessen the ehti.ee of the
govcrr.ment falling into the hands
of Hie people. But as the Pest says
it will prove a I o< n erai g.
'Jin-: Republicans say tl.ev will re
vise the tarill' after the election.
They want to wait and see how lib
erally the trusts will contribute to
the campaign fund so as they con be
rewarded according to their liberal
ity in furnishing money to defeat
lilyan at the polls in November.
IT is about fixed that Taft will be
nominated for President on the
first ballot by the Republicans. He
may lack a few votes now, but he
will tap a fresh barrel at the con
vention and the colored delegates
from Die South will fal) over
one another in an effort to got to
the pie counter.
SENATOR Tillman's contention
that the solution of the lace prob
lem is the disfranchisement of the
negro has been enclosed by every
Republican Congressman by voting
ti rechice the Scuth'fi representa
tion in Congress and the Electoral
College because of the property and
educational qualification for voters
in this section.
'Jin: so-called currency bill as pas
sed by ('e ngross was fixed up by
the conference committee . to suit
Wall Street and tho frenzied finan
ciers, So these enemies of the pub
liol have things in their own hands.
WK would rather lose one-half of
our Congressmen and half of our
representation in the Electoral Col
lege than to nee the return of the
days of "good stealing" that held
sway in the days of the carpet-bag
ger and scnllnwag.
THE prese nt Congress has done
nothing for the people of real value.
It stood pat arel squandered over
one billion dollars.
DON'T discourage the boy when he
comes to you with his eau s or trou
bles. Sympathize with^him, and
thanktjod he confides in >ou.
TlIE sweetest, purest ornament
tnat a woman can wear, and of which
she SI should feel proudest, is the
clinging I necklace of her baby's
Wan-in;* on tho Mouth.
Thc passage by the House of Rep
resentatives on Fr ?day of au amend
ment to the publicity bill providing
for a reduction in Congress and in
t.be Electoral CoUeg? nf the reprc
s< ntativee nf those Stau.i winch
ai.ridge thc suffrage in violation of
the fourte? nth amendment to the
Constitution is u direct blow at the
South. The measure will not be
come a law at this session, but if
the Republicans carry the elections
this tail with decisivo majorities
they will no doubt pass this measure
as a punishment to the South for
not voting the Republican ticket and
helping that party uphold the Trusts
and other diabolical schemes for rob
bing the people. This is the first deli
mite step taken to enforce the alter
native provision of the fourteenth
amendment since the failure of the
main provision of that amendment
in thc killing of the force bill several
The adoption of this amendment
s a concession to the sentiment of
thc South on the race question and
agrees with Senator Tillman's con
tention that the negroes .should be
disfranchised, its adoption by the
Republicans would be an acknow
ledgment on their part of their
abandonment of the negro, as well
as thc abandonment by the Federal
government of the undertaking to
enforce negro suffrage in the South
ern States. This solution of the
race question has no terrors for the
South. As it has been said frequent
ly this section is prepared and is
willing to pay the price of maintain
ing white supremacy in politics, to
the extent of conceding a reduction
of its representation in the national
government. This abandonment of
the negro in the South by the Re
publican party means his ultimate
disfranchisement and loss of all poli
tical rights by the enactment of new
laws on the subject.
"If the worst conies to the South
in a choice between negro suffrage
and reduction of representation,
there will be no hesitation on its
part in choosing to be shorn of a
part of its political power in the na
tion rather than to share that and
H.. V?r>?>>r? (fnimrnyy\(%T)f ?r> ..w.ll tvith
and progress to such a pei pie as
those who have redeemed the South
ern States and have made them to
ilourish and grow rich in the face of
terrific odds. But iho Trusts are
badly frightened ami it is no telling
what they may do to perpetuate
their power in the government. If
they order the Republican party to
make a political raid on the South
or have their campaign contribu
tions shut off tiley will make the
raid. So we need not bo surprised
at any thing tho Republican party
does to please its lords and masters,
the iniquitous and theiving Trusts,
One of the chief clauses of the
railroad rate law passed by the last
Congress was "the commodity
clause" which wont into efi'ect on
May 1 of this year. There has
evidently been collusion be
tween President Roosevelt, his
Attorney-General, and thc Interstate
Commerce Commission to nullify
tho clause by refusing to prosecute
those railroads which are openly dis
obeying the law. Tlie provision
that railroads after May 1 could not,
without being law-breakers own or
sell commodities Which they
controlled, was intended especially
to cover thc mining and selling of
coal by the so-called coal roads.
That provision was added to the
law in defference to the united pub
lic opinion that for the railroads to
own and also transport coal was a
monopoly that was undesirable and
added greatly to thc cost of coal to
the people. When the law was un
der consideration by Congress, Pres
ident Roosevelt and a majority of
the Republicans in Congress were
insistent that the commodity clause
should be added to the law. But
the law is a dead letter, and has
been nullified by the Executive of
ficers of tho government refusing
to enforce it. Yet the Republicans
claim to be reformers.
Tn KKK is a good deal of talk about
idle money, but it is all nonsense.
lt is just about as hard to get a dol
lar now as it was when the panic
was in full blast.
THE negro can now see how much
thc great Republican party cares
for him. Fvery Congressman of
that party has voted to abandon tho
negro to his political fate in thc
Haired tu Deutli.
Some of the Republican members
of Congress fron? close and doubtful
districts are almost neared to death
at their political prospects because
of the do-nothing record of Congress.
Som?' of the Western members
were so frustrated that they pre
sented an ultimatum to Speaker
Ca'.non, the diclutor of (he Republi
can party, that they would join tho
Democrats in voling not to adjourn
unless an anti injunction bill was re
ported from the Committee on the
Judieiacy and an opportunity given
to vote up">n it. They also demanded
that they be allowed to make an ef
fort to save their political scalps by,
being allowed to vote for the pas
sage of the campaign publicity bill
which was before the House on a
favorable report. The Republican
leaders immediately got together
and agreed to lot tho last bi*. I come
to a vote but so loaded dow ; with
absurd amendments that it would
have no chance to pass even if the
Senate would stop to consider it at
this late stage of the session. So
this bi il was allowed to come to a
vote on Friday with an amendment
that the vote of the South be cut
down because of the disfran
chisement of the negro vote in
this section. Cannon and the other
conspirators knew that the Senate
would have the excuse of not having
sufficient time to consider such a
measure at this time, so the bill will
have to go over as Cannon knew it
would when he allowed it to come to
a vote in the House.
Wall Street Hupports Taft. ^
There may be some doubt about
how great the revolt of labor will
be against Secretary Taft, but that
Wall Street interests will warmly
support him with its money and
votes seem certain. That represen
tative Wall Street banker, Jacob H.
Schiff, the partner of that "male
factor of great wealth," Mr. Hard
man, has accepted the Vice-Presi
dency of the Taft organization of the
vState of New York. He declares,
"that with a rigid insistance for due
and proper regard of the law, all
classes of our citizens will, with Mr.
Tuft ns President heeome readily
receive the united support of the
Wall Street influence, and that
bankers und railroad managers will
vie with each other in filling the
"dough-bags" of the Republican
putty. The malefactors of great
wealth have evidently as Mr. SccifT
says: "Become readily convinced
that they 'will be safe' in the hands
Thc Spurious Congress.
The Sixtieth Congress will pass in
to history as the Spurious Congress.
It has done nothing worthy of a
great representative body. In its
appropriations, it has been more ex
travagant, than any of its predeces
sors, and will leave the government
$60,000,000 in arrears on the first
day of Julv next, and $100,000,000
in arrears on .luly 1,1909, soithat
money will have to be borrowed
even for running expenses. It has
refused to modify the tariff even on
wood pulp and print paper, lt has
enacted currency legislation of the
worst possible type, legislation not
in favor of the interests of the peo
ple at large but of Wall Street. It
has upheld the President in his wild
and dangerous assertion of the su
premacy ol Ute military over the
civil power. Its sins of commission
and its sins of ommission are equal
ly flagrant, because both are as
bad as possible. Its early adjourn
ment should be welcomed by the
American people. The only defect
in our Constitution is that it re
quires this Congress to meet again
before its dissolution.
A Itoforinor Quizzed.
A very pertinent question was
asked Mcdill McCormick, of the
Chicago Tribune by Representative
Ryan, a Democratic member of the
Committee investigating the Paper
Trust. "If similar couditionsshould
be shown to exist in other industries
should the tariff affecting them not
be revised also?" Mr. McCormick
declined to express an opinion other
than through the editorial columns
of thc Tribune. As the Tribune
has been noted for exploiting I tariff
reform in "off years" and then sup
porting standpatters for election, it
really hinders tari if revision more
than helping it.
Thero takes place many a slip
aftor thc cup has hoon to the lip.