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’ Neither The Speech Nor [ The Letter; The Money F Interests “Get" Pincbot I* Will The Latest Blunder Os Taft I In tha Dismissal of the Chief I Forester, Cause Regrets, In I South Africa? MBKf* DIFFICULT TO STRADDLE. AS THE GREAT QUESTION BETWEEN jPfIISipGCIAL INTEREST AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY; BETWEEN THE EBOES of the few anu the rights of the many, be I GOVERNMENT BY MEN FOR HUMAN WELFARE AND GOV. NT DV MONEY OR FOR ' PROFIT, BETWEEN THE 1 " *"2 FOR THE ROOSEVELT POLICIES AND THE WHO STAND T THEM. THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF THE CONSERVATION KM TODAY. . OMMrvatlon luu« la a moral iaaua. Whan a few man gat poaaa mo of tha nacaaaarlaa of Ufa, either through ownerahlp of a natural •r through unfair buaincaa msthodc, and uae that control to «**Oft *oftts, aa In tha racant caaaa of tha augar truat and tha bref pack i Injure tha avaraga man without good reaaon, and they are guilty nal wrong. . iM ILIEVE IN OUR FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND I BELIEVE IN LDEN RULE. BUT WE MUST FACE THE TRUTH THAT )LY OF THE SOURCEB OF PRODUCTION MAKES IT IMPOS OR VAST NUMBERS OF MEN ANO WOMEN TO EARN A FAIR RIGHT HERS THE CONSERVATION QUESTION TOUCHES THE JFB OF THE GREAT BODY OF OUR PEOPLE WHO PAY THE F SPECIAL PRIVILEGE. AND THE PRICE IS HEAVY, i prtoa may ba tha chanca to aava the boya from tha aaloona and the anQ| and tha glrta from worae, and to make good citizens out of ttaed of bad. for an appalling proportion of the tragedlea of life Iraotty from the lack of a little money. Thouaanda of daughters of ' fail Into tha handa of the white alave trade re becauaa thair pov. roe thorn without protection. uaanoa of families. aa the Plttaburg eurvey haa ahown us, lead brutalising overwork In raturn for tha baraat living, people of tha Unltad Stataa have been tha complacent victims of a If plunder often perpetrated by man who would have bean surprised measure to ba accused of wrongdoing, and many of whom in tneir Uvea ware modal citizens. But thay have suffered from a curious arvoralon by which It becomes praiseworthy to do for a corpora iga which they would refuse with tha loftiest acorn to do for them- Portunatoly for ua all that delusion is passing rapidly away, more successful we have bean In preventing land grabbing and tha an of water power by the special Interests, tha more Ingenious, the vlous and tha more dangerous these attacks have become. A fav- I la to assart that tha forest service. In its zeal for the public wei. l played ducks and drakes with tha acts of congress. , foot la, on the contrary, that the service, haa had warrant of law ythlng It has dona. Not once since It was created haa any charge llty, despite the moat searching Investigation and tha bitterest st ar led to reversal or reproof by either house of congress or by irooelonal committee. - « , , ~r , n , , „ 3E THE FOREST SERVICE CALLED PUBLIC ATTENTION TO *PID ABSORPTION OF THE WATER POWER SITKS AND THE TENINQ GROWTH OF A GREAT WATER POWER MONOPOLY, TACKS UPON IT HAVE INC REASED WITH MARKED RAPIDITY. I FATE THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. STILL [R OPPOSITION IS PROMISED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THERE ONE PROTECTION—AN AWAKENED PUBLIC OPINION. THAT I GIVE YOU THE FACTS.” bH| The Above it taken from a ipeech by Gifford Pinchot, chief forester the United States, in New York, December 27. HI What Mr. Pinchot forecasted in the last paragraph hat taken place. I f President Taft hat fired him. HI |§ He did the firing in a letter, the tone of which suggests Taft would HgH Hiked for a few minutes to have forgotten the dignity attached to the high K| aAoe of president and tossed him out bodily. was the charge against Pinchot. rnm The Hew York ipeech ii a lample of the kind of ininbordination that Ik meant. Hf m HIGHER UP THAN PINCHOT WANT TO TURN THE COUN- Kfn’B RESOURCES OVER TO THE FEW. HE pfNCHOT COULD NOT and would not subscribe to any such brazen HE jobbery of the MANY by standing by with hands folded and lips closed. HE; They blame his letter to Senator Dollirer for the action resulting in Ki fcfc dismissal. That letter was not the cause, but an EXCUSE. HE Pinchot has been marked for official decapitation since the Ballinger Kl charges, but Taft did not fire him because he would not have been able |Qs.\ The Dolliver letter was construed, as this New York speech was con-. Wmk- gtrued, as an attack upon Taft. HE nii 'The Dolliver letter was written in the interest of conservation of resources in danger of passing into the hands of powerful finan* ■§ ekl Interests FOR EXPLOITATION OF THE PEOPLE. >"Y, The Mew York speech was inspired by Pinchot’s same interest. HE i ‘ President Jaft poses as a conservationist. B' WL AMD THAT BEING THE CASE, WHERE IS THE REFLECTION hI mpom the PRESIDENT f Sg|" But, it was not the Dolliver letter nor the New York speech, nor in- Bf nor anything of the kind. The ohief forester called attention nearly a month ago to the attacks |||||||ttado upon his department for its activity against monopoly of the coun- WMt iKf* resources, and prophesied “still greater opposition in the near future.” HE That “still greater” opposition put in its appearance. HrE AMD THE INTERESTS HAVE GOTTEN PINCHOT’S JOB. HE President Taft has again put his foot in it and this time over his ihofr>top. m -Hi* action has resulted in high indignation wherever there is a |HH fina oonservationist or a Roosevelt Republican. Public service was as close to Roosevelt as Pinchot, HB«d Kiwhot was Roosevelt's advisor upon the subject of conservation. HS| Ijlaoeevelt’s interest in this subject was evidenced by his congress of of the sUtes, for which Pinchot undoubtedly was responsi *»d the nopular opinion of the man as formed from Roosevelt's con i??#®*** him » not shaken by Taft's action—an action, by the way. which jUir Acnld have been taken months ago if Pinchot has simply transgressed the ®f authority or trespassed upon the dignity of his superiors. The people of the country are with Pinchot. IK additional interest they await the congressional investi- HHlL ; B*tioft of Mr. Ballinger. \ WS& i*»*»tJg»tion. in the light of the chief forester’s dismissal, which *• “•"*“* ,nd ‘borough and which should proceed at once. HK g?™ 1 ** neWf of ' dismissal, on top of the treatment th, policies have received, cause the citizen a-hunting abroad to that HE SELECTED AS HIS SUCCESSOR HIS SECRETARY OF wmsM BATHER THAN HIS CHIEF FORESTER? a __ HB' has no attractions. v , ‘ ” I*®* W think the airship will ever bscome popular with the rlch , • , HE | "Mot anises they can fly low snough to blow pstrol smoke into the Bpw of the proletariat.” * The American people have evident, ly made up thalf mlnde that our nat ural. resources must bo constrved That lo good, but It settles only half tha question. For whose benefit shall they be conserved—FOß THE BENE FIT OF THE MANY OR FOR THE USE ANO PROFIT OF THE FEWf The great conflict now being fought will decide. THERE IS NO OTHER QUESTION BEFORE U 8 THAT BEGINS TO BE SO IMPORTANT OR THAT WILL BE Editorial Page of Tbc Detroit times Senator Burrows being much pleased by the dismissal of Pinchot, we know how Aldrich feels about It. • • • Having made $65,000 on the lecture platform, Dr. Cook appears this time to have gone south. • • • A St. Louis ragman is dead, leaving $60,000, despite the fact that the amount stands for that much blown in. c £r'4\\.\ w°MEm Father had received a hanasome student lamp as a gift. Frankie was much interested. “Please light It. daddy,” he tmplor ed. “so we can see how It looks In the dark.” Aunt Jessie brought our Maiy a pet dog. which wagged its tall in a friend ly fimhion. “Oh. lookee, the poor doggie's cold,” said the tot. “What makes you think so:” asked her aunt. . “Why, look how Its tail’s a-shlver in’!” was the reply. I- Frances, aged 3. was considered old enough to be taught some additional table manners. “Hereafter, dear,” said her mother, “fold your napkin after eating.” In Detroit Life Is Worth Living v> .** * v ■■ * Y-VYr? Jl I I I W yfflZ'fffi&SiSmsn j 1 . „ f "ijjKiMjMttgPrrßmm ';v*V. r '--c ■.c ,- / *;< >: r .„• * v/ ■ .’■ .H. . j;, .H -Mr r J, ’ < AsM : ■BIBB XH ''S W' - vAI £mL '■ - /‘V’Mx, ‘AL'S \ *;>*,. V; v -,. " i ji - Ik HHw F. B. DICKERSON. i President F. B. Dickerson A Cos.; Ex-Postmaster of Detroit. A Purse-ery Rhyme for Common People Being a Merrie Jingle on the High Cost of Living. TO THE FAIR; I I Simple simon to the pieman Tixt me taste your I TME PIEMAN TO SIMPLE SIMON,SHOW ME FIRST YOUR WAGES;! IWs Simple to the pieman,"You big crook? you r HAVE ALL OF MY WAGES IN YOUR POCKET NOW, - I From Another Point of View And at the end of the meal Frances gravely laid the napkin on the floor and carefully folded it. “When you speak through the tele phone.” said Mrs. N.. "what you say goes through this little thin wire.” “What long, thin words they have to use. don’t they?” said Dorothy, aged 4. Peter, aged was in a brown study. "What are you thinking about?” asked his big sister. "I was just wondering.” he said, “what used to run on the T&iiroad tracks before trains was invented.” Little Nettie was on her father’s lap. She inspected him curiously. "Oh-ooh, dada,” she cried in childish wonderment, “your head la full o’ holes!” ••Holes?” cried her father, puzzled. “What holes are in my head?” "Why. the holes where the hair goes in,” lisped the toddler. Little Wesley was in the barn in specting a hen's nest which had a freshly laid egg in It. "I don't see how the chicken can sleep comfortable with that thing in her bed." he remarked. -a * | LEE IN THE HALL OF FAME. ♦ —% When Grant waa on his sick-bed in 1885 the letters of sympathy and tributes of esteem he received from men of all parties and of every creed. ( from Confederate and Union soldiers alike, so affected him that in penning the last pages of his Memoirs" he declared bis belief that the war was finally over and tlfat “we are on the i eve of anew era when there Is to be great harmony between Federal and Confederate." Yet a quarter of a century later, when anew generation is on the stage, when the North and South are united in common Interests and aims, when the issues for which men fought and died have receded into the dim past, the proposal to place a statue of the Confedeiacy’s great soldier In the Washington Hall of Fame creates a riot in a Chicago Grand Army post, •provokes hisses and cries of “traitor'* for a former Union officer who urges this action and precipitates anew quarrel between the survivors of the great conflict. Is this the progress made In frater nity in the twenty-five years since Grant’s death? That stubborn fighter but magnanimous victor would have been the first to approve of the post humous honors •to his rival, whos;» eminence as a soldier and greatness as a citizen no one now disputes and whoce renown grows with the years. —New York World. 4 === • PROSPEROUS FARM. 1 I 4 1 Neighbor Nugent of Calverton has shipped over 1.000 barrels of cauli flower, gathered from four acre* and 'he was still shipping the last of No vember. As cauliflower brought, even 'during the heavy days of shipping, from $1.73 to $2.50 a barrel, a little easy multiplication will show one of i the reasons why Long Island farmers [never go into bankruptcy. From Neighbor Osborne, of Eaat Hampton, we have a different Item of ‘interest. Hi* hollyhock in the middle lot November had reached a highi of ten feet eight Inches and was still fur nishing him flowers of an extremely ilch red. , Neighbor Winn, of Ijike Grove, has 3.000 head* of lettuce heading up in rood shape. So his income season is not ended although sleighing has been enjoyed up York state. v iiy r Neighbor Tuttle, of East Moriches, gives us a few bits of data of crops raised with the aid of hia son. who han been studying book farming up at Cor nell Agricultural college Five hun dred dollars’ worth of cauliflower from one and one-quarter acres; 85G bushels of lima beans on four acres. These were sold at 85 cents a bushel. These lima beaus therefore yielded, as near as we can figure It, $727.60. Long Island Agronomist A nuttv knife with a reservoir In the handle from which putty can be squeezed by pressing a button, has been invented as a time saver for glaz iers by a Minnesota man. The governments of Great Britain, - France and Italy will send espert aviators to this country aa attaches of their embassies to note the pro gress of aerial navigation. A twoAvheelod automobile las re cent invention. It Is kept upright • when stationary by runners that drop 1 automatically on each aide when the steering wheel la released from the driver's grasp. j Famous Gems of Prose MAONA CHARTA. By Samuel 8. Cox. Krum an kddreu on “Th* Ptrll«m«iiUiy Hsross of 1 i ijir th« HuapU'va of tha Knights of Bt. Patrick. In tha Acadtu. .. Music. New York. March I?. ISO. These Institutions are founded on the munimeuts of traditional freedom and natural right. They ure drawn from the sacred aource to which Flood and Grattan and Curran and O'Con nell und Parnell have ever pointed. 1 mean Magna Charta. That charter waa the nebulous splendor of civil freedom out of which has beeu resolved the orbs of Independent and free state hood. That charter has done much to remove from England the reproach of her tyrannous excesses. It is sac red. not because it is old, but because it gave free customs, free trial, free tools to the artisan, a free plough and oxen to the farmer, free Interchange, free household, and freedom to man kind. Under its provisions no suspen sion of habeas corpus, no arresta without warrant, no possible crimes’ acts, and no trial by petty Judges or forgers commissions were possible The Jury of the vicinage—a Jury of peers and the guarantees of person, property and life —were at its es sence. “No freeman shall be taken, "Aldrich has never been a student. He nus but u superficial understanding of any of the great subjects upon which he has spoken the final word in legislation for a quarter of a cen tury. Under the system which con trols committee appointments and committee succession in the senate, he has long been absolute dictator. He was not appointed or chosen upon any bgsts of ability or merit. "In his reign, until recently, there has been little or no independence of party. He achieved his position by senatorial rotation and succession. He has formed the committees,* and through the committees advanced or suppressed legislation at will. He has never been obliged to give reasons. He Usues orders. Buch power begets abject servitude, and has given us a one-man senate. "For the first time, at the special session, Aldrich found a numoer of strong men witb*n his party who wouT? not take orders. They demand ed a revision that would establish rates upon the basis of the difference in the cost of production between do mestic and foreign manufactures. They called upon Aldrich for the facts upon which the duties had been fixed in the bill as reported from his com mittee. "Aldrich would not furnish the facts. He had never framed a tariff bill up- ’MOST ANYTHING “When a man hates ter observe his birthday, it’s a sign he’s giftin' old." With 11,600,000, W. Gould Brokaw says he is a poor man. This is not intended as an admission of his wife’s charge that he is a poor husband. China expects ultimately to have a million miles of railway, and is building them as fast as the brakemeu are able to prououuce the names cf the stations. Bifkins: Today for the first time in a year I rejoiced to hear Mis-i Thumpem's piano going. Mlfkins: Something really worth listening to, eh? Bifkins: That’s what. I heard the installment people taking It away.— Chicago Dally News. Graduates of Carlisle are said to be “making good.’’ There is a difference WHERE BOTH ENDS DON’T MEET. Philanthropist: What do you do when you >an t meat the rentt Applicant for Aid: I don’t meet the landlord. Monday. January 10, 1910 or Imprisoned, or disseised, or outlaw* ed. or banished, or anyways injured; nor will we pass upon him, ner tend upon him, unless by the legal Judg* ment of Ills peers or by the law of the land." The charter not only thus guarded reputation, person, property and life, but It prohibited distresses and reg ulated forfeitures of land. Had it beeu penned In view of Cromwell con* Aerations and tory tyranny in Ireland, this forced concession from a Norman king could not have been more pre cise In language or pertinent aa au thority for the maintenance of the rights of freemen. Nearly seven hundred years ago, on the morning of the 12th of June, 1216, the mailed barons wrested from King John this charter of liberties. In every line of Its guarantees It haa been violated by English rapacity, English law and English parliaments, and never more audaciously than for the suppression, confiscation, coer cion, harrassment and degradation of Ireland. on any economic principle. Again and again he asserted that the rate e in question was based on the difference in the cost of production. When preaa ed for facta he would state that he had taken the statement of the manu facturer that the rate fixed In the bill ‘was necessary.' and that he had ‘no reaaon to doubt the word of an Ameri can manufacturer.’ It soon became manifest that he had no conception of the cost of production or the obliga tion of congress to establish tariff ratea upon that basis. That bia dic tum should not be accepted without question filled him with amazement, then with wrath and disgust. "His position became more and more embarrassing as the debate pro gressed. and he would absent himself from the floor, taking refuge in his committee room to escape the humili ation of a constant exhibition of will ful Ignorance—or worse. With him would go Senators Hale. Lodge, and. as a rule, all other majority members of the committee, except Senator Bmoot. The Utah senator, with stolid courage, stood his ground, aud fur nished the best reasons he could for the bad work of the committee. They were always poor reasons and often foolish reasons, but Smoot, commanded a certain measure of respect for his willingness to stand under fire. —La* Follette, in January Everybody's Mag azine. between “Indians making good" and “making good Indiana.’’ Nebraska youth ate 16 bananas and died. This lad would have made a very poor Nicaraguan soldier. "Golly, Mike! Are you alive after falling two stories?" “Why, that's not far; this Is a Sl* story building."—Judge. I»ndon suffrage! disguised herself as a messenger. This is the reverse of entering the fast set. We have the word of Mayor Gaynor of New York lhat “Boss’’ Murphy does not weor horns and hoofs. Neither does Ben Tillman, but Ben carries a pitchfork. What Is Mur* phy’s weapon? , Kansas man Is building a 60-mile railroad ail by himself. He hgs two miles graded. It is thought he la building it for posterity. As for Dr. Cook, his wife being peeved at him, nobody loves him but the Eskimos. New peculiarity of American Ufa, that a 16-year-old girl Uvea alone in u hotel. What wouder that ahe is kid* naped, or elopes, or makes mistakes? Customer—ls this an up-to-date doll? Clerk—Yes. madam; It says, "Votes for women."—Harper’s Basar. Countless Cassini la the latest not able to become stage struck. Bhe is going to act In Paris. As her huaband Is a very renowned diplomat, she will probably get by with It. Dramatic angels have to be diplomats, these days.