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^PRESIDENT FIGHTS PEOPLE'S BATTLES Continued From First Page. til legislation, which, the president re conunends. Concurrently with this reaching out 6f the executive arm, there has come a marked change in the methods of choos ing the president. The electoral college has gradually lost its constitutional significance, and the people for years have voted for the presidental candidate direct, in fact, if not in form. And in proportion as this change has been wrought, the presi dent thus elected has become the per sonal representative of the people. The house of representatives in the meantime had ceased to be a delibera tive bodv, altho coming from the people directly overv two years. The senate, while deliberative, was not directly the creature of the people and they had no way of bending it to their will or making it expressive of their, policies. Turns to President., In this emergency, the country turned to the president for the time being, and insisted that he should be a man of opinions, and that he should express their opinions fearlessly and strive with all his' might to secure the legislation that the people wanted. Any president who would keep himself within the lim itations laid by the democrats in their present attack /upon Mr. Roosevelt, would be the most conspicuous failure of the past fifty vears in the presiden tial office, and it is not necessary to iiiak an argument to show that this is true. So long as the president is the person al representative of the people, he will labor to secure legislation which the people want. I passing, it may be said that if it naa riot been for the in sistence of Mr. Eoosevelt, and at times he stood almost alone, there would be no prospect now for any kind of rate legislation. But the democrats must have their fling for the sake of partizan politics and for the further purpose "of permit ting the steam of their great disap pointment to find a vent. The thing the countrv must do is to take the matter at its proper value and maintain a true perspective. Slxows Administration's Stand. The -statement hy the president and the attornev general covers the views of the White House and the cabinet on the question of whether the Allison amendment provides for broad or nar row ooiirt review. It has been repeatedly stated the kind of review the courts will make will be determined by the courts themselves, and nothing that can be put into tho law or withheld from it will alter the character of the review one particle, assuming, of course, that the law is held to be constitutional. As between the statement of the pres ident and Mr. Moodv, an opinion in which Mr. Taft and Mr. Root join, that the Allison amendment does not pro vide for a abroad review, and in fact, does not indicate an.y change in the essential character of the house bill, and the statement made with so much bitterness and venom by the democrats that the president, in accepting the Allison amendment has surrendered to the railroads and abandoned his origi nal position, the readers of 0 r a will be able to make a ehoiqe. They will also be alle to determine whether the president has been guilty of any offense or bad faith in trying to use his great office to secure.legislation which the people have been demanding with so much earnestness for years. Senate Takes Up Commission. Yesterday afternoon late and again today the senate devoted itself to dis cussing whether the nine members of the interstate commerce commission should come from the nine ju dicial districts of the country, or be selected on the basis of railway mile age, the country for this purpose to be diviclect* into nine portions as nearly equally as possible, with reference to the mileage in each. The bill as it passed the house, adopt ed the judicial district idea, but there is serious opposition to it, because under it the eastern states, north of the Po tomac and east of the Allegheny, would have a majority of the commission. These judicial districts have been made on a basis of population1. It is contended that the nine districts from which the members of the new interstate commerce commission are to come should represent not population but railway mileage, and should such an idea be adopted by the senate and accepted by the house in conference, it would mean that the middle .west and far west would have an increased num ber of representatives on the commis *sion. a Toilette Amendments G-o. The feature of the senate proceed ings yesterday was the defeat of an other batch of amendments to the rate bill offered by Mr. La Follette. Ho first brought forward his proposition for ascertaining the actual value of railway properties, exclusive of water, the interstate commerce commission to bo guided by this appraisal in determining what, in its judgment, is a just and rea sonable rate. Senator Hale, in accordance with an arrangement which seems to have been' made with him for that purpose, came forward with his customary motion to lay the amendment on the table, thus preventing all debate, under the fifteen minute rule. Mr. Bacon of Georgia protested vig orously and said that if this, motion were carried there would be no more tmanimous consent agreements on the ,rate bill, which statement frightened the republicans, and so when the motion was put, only two or three men support ed it, and the combined democratic side opposed it. The vice president an- WomenwhoKnow From Experience that Hostetter's Stomach Bitters will cure ailments peculiar to their/ sex can not be persuaded to accept something else, claimed "just as good," and con sequently thousands now enjoying ro bust health. 5K H^^^..^^^.^^^ Hostetter's Stomach Bitters will stimulate, tone and strength- en the entire sys tem and assist na ture in the prop er performance of its various duties, thus curing Sick Headache, Vomiting, Dizziness, Fainting Spells, Backache, Kidney Trouble, Dyspepsia or Indigestion. ""We urge a fair trial without de lay. 1 "3*', f-V, 'i W ^,n^ Wl tITT J^MP^^ \\l .r'r iiiiiiiL nounced the motion lost, whereupon the debate proceeded. The amendment was finally laid on the table, but it was not tfntil all de siring to discuss had had an opportunity to do so. Complains'and Threatens, Later during the day Mr. La Follette announced that he was the only senator against whose amendments to the bill motions to lay on the table were being made, and he announced that if. this pol icy was to be continued he, too, would see to it that there -were no further unanimous consents. The La Follette amendment provid ing that by 1911 oil railways in the country doing interstate' business must provide themselves with the block Signal'system was'defeated by the cus tomary vote, onlv the democrats and La Follette himself supporting it. The third La Follette amendment to go down to defeat was that tacking onto the bill an employers' liability section. This was freely debated. It came out during the debate that the senate committee on interstate com merce has been for several weeks con sidering such a bill as a separate meas ure, it having been passed by the house at this session, and before the debate was over the chairman of the commit tee, Mr. Elkins, promised that the com mittee would see that the" bill was re ported to the senate this week Friday, following which the La Follette amend ment was voted down. There was a good deal of honest op position to attaching this proposition to the rate bill, the ground being taken that it had nothing to do with rates, and that its being attached to the rate bill might make serious trouble for that bill. During the debate La Follette had read a history of the attempts to se cure this legislation since the forty ninth congress, twenty years ago. Ses sion after session, an employers' lia bility bill had been introduced, but only to be referred to some committee and there buried. Nelson in Attacks. _Mr. Foraker brought forward one of his amendments relating to judicial pro cedure, and it was severely attached by Mr. Nelson, who pointed out that it in effect would make the courts the rate-making power instead of the com mission. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 10 to 56. Mr. Nelson took a conspicuous part in the discussion of another amend ment, that relating to the keeping of books and accounts by the intersate railways, and providing that they shall keep. only the kinds of books indorsed by the commission. Several attempts were made to amend this section of the house bill by permitting -the railways to keep other sets of books, provided they were open for official inspection. Mr. Nelson argued against thi s, say ing that if the amendment were made it would be an invitation to rebates and other forms of discrimination. He said that the provisions of the house bill only applied to the books of the railway corporation as such, and would not, as had been, charged, prevent the several officers of the railways from making their own private or official notations for guidance in the matter of administrative detail. Mr. Nelson's contention was supported by Messrs. Lodge, Clay and various others, and finally it prevailed. It was against this provision in the bill that President Mellen, of the New York, New Haven & Hartford road, took Such serious exceptions last fall, and which helped cause a temporary break between him and the president. PRESrDEJJT REPELS ACOTJSEBS Pitchfork Brigade's Charges Refuted in Two Convincing Letters. Washington, May 15.The sensation al rate-bill incident in the senate Sat urday, during which Mr. Tillman, on. the authority of former Senator Chandler, made statements regarding the presi dent/a course in connection with pend ing railroad rate legislation, some of which statements were denied by Mr. Lodge on behalf of the president, had its sequel last night, when lin official statement was issued by the White House giving an account of the subject on the part of the president and Attor ney General Moody. The statem'ent comprised two letters, one from' the president to Senator Alli son and the other from Attorney Gen eral Moody to the president, both dated Monday. Democrats- in Conference. After a conference at Senator Bailey's home, lasting almost an hour, in which Senators Tillman and Bailey and ex-Senator William E. Chandler paf ticipated it was decided that no state ment or interview of any sort should be made public last night. On his return to his apartments at the Colonial hotel, Senator Tillman said, regarding the insinuation of.the president that he, Tillman, had sent Chandler to see the president: "That I sent Senator Chandler to the president cannot be denied too em-, phatically. I did~ not send him nor even suggest to him that he see the president as my intermediary.'' Saw Chandler as Envoy. The following was the president's letter: My Dear Senator Allison: As^Senator Tillman brought in your name In connection with mine in the statement he had made concerning our relations to the rate bill last Saturday, It is perhaps due to you that I should write you of the matter. After the rate bill was reported from the committee, and after by vote of the committee Mr. Tillman had been put in charge of it, many senators and many outsiders came to see me with reference to It. Among others I was asked to see former Sen ator Chandler as representing Mr. Tillman, who was in charge of the bill, stated In response that I was of course entirely willing to see Mr. Tillman personally, or to see Mr. Chandler or anyone else who could speak for him, and I accordingly directed my secretary to make an appointment for Mr. Chandler to see me. My understanding was that he was the repre sentative of Mr. Tillman. In this first Inter view he stated to me the views of Mr. Till man, with seeming authority. He called on me several times. During the same period I saw other gentlemen who professed to give the views of other senators. In addition I saw nurner ous senators, both republicans and democrats, some of them once or. twice, some of them many times. I also saw numerous outsiders, railroad men, shippers, newspaper men and students of traffic regulation, Including especiaUy the attorney gen eral and the members of the interstate com merce commission, and on two occasions I saw groups of newspaper men en masse. Told All the Same. To all of these, senators, representatives of senators and outsiders alike, I made the same statements, those that I made to Mr. Chandler being the same in substance that I made to ypu and to those of your colleagues of both political parties with whom I had any extended conferences on the subject. The letter of the attorney general, which I enclose, shows fully the facts as to the confer ence which, at my instance, he held with Sena tors TillmaS and Bailey. Those conferences were precisely such as at my instance he held with many other senators to determine the phraseology and discuss the effect of amend ments proposed by them. To all whom I saw I stated that, the Hepburn bill was In Its essence entirely satisfactory to me. The Hepburn bill as It passed the house simply recognised rthe right of review by the courtsthat is, the-jurisdiction of the courts but did not attempt to define it, thus leaving the courts to prescribe the limits of their own jurisdiction. This was in accordance with the ideas of the attorney general, his belief being that thereby we avoided all danger of the bill being declared unconstitutional, because of the attempt to confer either "too much or too little jurisdiction on the courts. I also repeatedly stated that while it was entirely satisfactory to me simply to leave the Hepburn bill in substance as it wasthat is, with the recognition of the jurisdiction of the." courts hu Yxrlth/tiitt anv aftamn Hoflncet that definition did not seek to grant a broad re view, but explicitly narrowed it to the two subjects which as a matter of fact I believed that the courts would alone consider in case ttiere was up attempt'to define the limits of their reviewthat' Is, would limit It to the question as to whether the commission hud acted ultra vires, und as to whether any man'b constitutional rights had been impaired. I stated that if the question of defining or limit ing the review was brought up at all personally felt that this was the way in which It should be limited or defined. Never Insisted. At different times at least a score of tenta tive amendments "were either prepared by the attorney general at the request of senators or submitted to me by senators. As to many of these amendments (Including among others the substance of the'so-called Long, Overman, Bacon and Spooner amendments) I stated that I should be entirely satisfied to have them in the bill asto others I buggested modifications which would make them satisfactory as to none did I ever say, either to Mr. Chandler or to anyone else, that I should Insist upon having them in the bill as a condition of my approving It. On the contrary, I was 'always most careful to Btate that I was not trying to dictate any particular program of action. Irt no case, either In the' case of, Mr. Chan dler or in the case of anyone else, was there the slightest opportunity for any honest misconcep tion of my attitude'or any belief that I had pledged myself specifically to one and ""only one nmendment or set of amendments, or that I would not be satisfied with any amondments which preserved the essential feature of the Hep burn bill as it came from the house. You will doubtless recall that in the course of the several visits that you personally made me we discussed a number, of these proposed amendments, trying to find out for which one there could be obtained a sufficient body of assent to secure its passage and the passage of the rate bill. To almost every amendment proposed by any one I found that there were other excellent men who objected, or who at least wished to chango It, and I finally became convinced that It w.as impossible for senators with advantage to use me as their Intermediary in coming to an agreement with their colleagues, especially when they1 Liir.nTjjjipB^B^ Evtn#, *f* .^.,TWEaMlNNEAPpLIS- only communicated with me thru another intermediary, and I earnestly suggested to all to whom I spoke that they should Communicate with yon, whose purposes and mine were identical. About this .time. I was informed by various democratic senators that they could not come to an agreement upon any amendment and that the best chance for success lay in passing the Hep burn bill substantially unchanged. Does. Not Weakert Bill. I was Informed and believed that this was Senator Bailey's view, and a number of the re publican senators who favored the bill expressed the same opinion. Shortly after this, you, in company with Senator Cullom, called upon me with the amendment which Is now commonly fcnown as tne Allison amendment. I told you that while I should prefer the Long and:Over man amendments, yet that yoat amendment was entirely Satisfactory. Your amendment does not in the slightest de gree weaken or injure the Hepburn bill. It merely expresses what the friends have always asserted was Implied by the terms of the bill. I may add that my own opinion that your amendment in no way changed, whether oy di minishing or enlarging the scope of the court re View as provided in the original Hepburn bill, is also the opinion of the attorney general, of Mr. Root and Mr. Taft. Their contention is that the amendment merely avoids the criticism that the Hepburn bill would he constitutionally Invalid in not expressly providing the court re view which its supporters have always contend ed was plainly implied in the original lan guage. The original Hepburn bill stated that the venue for certain actions wns in certain courts the amendment states thnt these courts shall have jurisdiction to consider such actions. To my mind it seems difficult to assert that this works any change whatever in the principle of the bill. Tours sincerely, Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Moody's Letter. The following is the letter of Attor ney General Moody: jfc My Dear Mr. President: I send at your re quest an account of the conferences which I had by your direction with Senators Tillman and Bailey upon the subject of the court review feature of the pending rate .'legislation5. On April 14 you told me that Messrs. Till man and Bailey had communicated with you thru a third person informing you that they were willing to support an amendment to the Hepburn J1U which, while expressjy conferring juriBdJctibn upon feWrts to review the action of the commission, sh6uld limit the' review to the1 two questions of the authority ofthe: connate sjon and the constitutionality nf its action, an include a provision forbidding the issuance of interlocutory injunctions. Yon told me that they were not willing to' con fer directly with you, but would meet me. You asked me if I thought congress had the power to prohibit the issuance of interlocutory injunc tlons by courts inferior to the supreme court, and I told you that having read only part of the debate upon that question, the subject being new to me, I had not formed a final opinion. You then asked me whether, "if such a pro vision were declared unconstitutional, it would affect other provisions of the law. I told you that in my opinion It wonld not, as that pro Vision would be easily separable from the reT mainder of the law. Recalling the advice which I had the honor to offer to you, that yon-should not at any stage become finally committed be yond recall-to any form oflanguage in any part of the bill, and affirming youri'belief in the Wisdom of that course, you then said thatv a provision limiting the court review 'to"*lhe authority of the commission and the constitu tionality of its acts, and a provision limiting the issuance of interlocutory injunctions, as far as was constitutionally possible, would be ac ceptable to you, provided It was decided not to try to pass the Hepburn bill substantially un changed, and you asked me to meet the gen tlemen named In conference. Arranged by Chandler. The conference was arranged by Mr. Chandler and occurred on April 15. It was full and free. It would he impossible to state all that was said In a conference- 'bt two hours, but I think no false color Is given to-the conference by the following statement!: I Informed the gentlemen ot my heller that you desired, if the se&pe.of 'the court review were to be expressed in the law at all, that It should be limited to the two subjects herein before named that in such case the so-called Long amendment was acceptable to you that 1. you would be glad to see a rigid limitation on the Issuance of interlocutory injunction, if such limitations were possible, and I stated further that I would not assume to agree to any form of language whatever for you, but would submit any proposed amendment to you for your con sideration. I also stated my doubt whether in any event it would be possible, to enact a pro vision entirely forbidding interlocutory Injunc tions. I found myself in entire accord with Senator Bailey as to the rules of constitutional law ap plicable to the situation, with the exception of those relating to the power of congress to for bid all interlocutory injunctions, upon which 1 did not offer any final opinion, only saying that Mr. Bailey's argument needed an answer. An attempt was then made to adopt phrase ology which would effect the intention of the two senators. I made some notes upon this branch of the subject, and at the close of the interview said t Senator Bailey that 1 would put my understanding of their views upon the question of phraseology In writing, send it to him and, if it met with his approval, submit It to you. This I did and on the next day sent the annexed memorandum to Mr. Baile*y enclosed in a letter, which read ns follows: "My Dear Senator: This rougdhr draft is as I understand your suggestionhsI of yesterday. I think it aite tnI S af likel bettered, but I simply send it to see if I understood you." Tillman Was in line. The conference among the democratic members Of the senate then occurred, tne press reports ot which indicated that there was not an entire agreement among them. Mr. Tillman, how ever, called to assure me that the prospects of an agreement among a large nnmtier of the demo cratic senators was stood. I heard nothing fur ther from .Senator Bailey until a later date. I informed yon of what occurred, at the in terview between the two senators and me and yoi.told me that you had been informed from various democratic sources that an agreement among the democrats upon any amendment would be Impossible. The two senators called upon me again on the 23d or 24th of April. There WBB some further talk about the form of the amendment. The eusrcrestlon was made that it might be possible after voting upon the provision forbidding all interlocutory Injunctions, to agree upon an amendment which should include the Long amendment and what has been known as the Overman amendment. I. then said that In my opinion any amend ment drawn by anrone representing the execu tive branch of the government, even tho It were inspired from heaven, would not be ac cepted without change By..the senate. That that attitude was natural and proper and that if the exact language of an amendment Vhich could be adopted should be agreed upon, It ought to be drawn by the senators themselves. I suggested Senator Allison as a proper person for further conference, and the matter, so far as I was concerned, ended there* butt withou any attemptt t+ft that I remember hearing nothing more of it until jurisdiction yet that I was entirely willing that I was just about taking the train for North gregation" shall "remove"their hats, there should be a definition, provided that this Carolina on Hay 4, when I 'was Informed by Mr. bands on the board did not. vote. Russian Steamer Collides JOURNAL Tillman and Mr. Chandler ,fhat you hud approved another amendment known'as'the Allison amend ment. There was nothing In the conversations between the senators which any way bonntl you to any particular amendment or In the slightest degree impaired your liberty at any time to oc quiesce in any amendment which you should deem expedient and in the public interest. Very respectfully, William II. Moody. FAMILY OF NINE SLAIN AND BURNED Florida Preacher, |His Wife and Seven Childi'en Mur- Pen'sacola, Fla., May 15.One of the most horrible crimes the history of this state, if not of the entire south, has been committed in Santa Rosa county, ten miles north of Milton. A preacher named Ackerman, his wife and seven children, the eldest about ,14 years old, were killed and their bodies $reiated in their home, which was fired by the assassins. Examination by physicians showed that Aeker'man and his wife had been struck on the head'1 with some blunt instrument, their skulls being crushed. The citizens of Milton have raised $1,000, which will be offered as a re ward for the apprehension of the as sassin, and Governor Broward has been appealed: to to. offer "a reward for the state. *?f''' Ackerman was considered a quiet and peaceable citizen. It, is not known he had any eneinjes whoj had a motive for the crime. --'i., BERNHARDT MPS IN RUINED FRISCO Famous Actress'-Is rVXoved to Tears by Scenes of Destruc- tion. San Francisco, May lSrMme. Sarah Bernhardt, the actress, yesterday vis ited the devastated sections Ao this tity, making -tie' trip in an autom o bile. The city, in its former aspect, had been well known-to. her, and when she saw the result of the fire she wept. The Call today-says that certain in surance companies doing business in San Francisco are,charging double rate fqr insurance on local business that wts assessed by them before the fire. Various reasons are.assigned for this. One. is, that water pressure is still weak, another that the fire-alarm ser vice is put of order. _. Rebates Xater. While the double rates are announced, persons seeking insurance are told that there will be rebates later, when nor mal conditions are restored and the underwriters have i had time to lodk over rithe afield. No time i& mentioned positiv-eiy, ^but .period ol from tw tovthreer rnofttdia 4s 1 snggeBtefl1 aa",tho [possible one during which the present high rates, will )tnht. 1f6 Reports were ^received, ^yesterday to the effedt. that a earef uf examination of all the roOflelds of the 1 state has led to the idiscovery that the oil industry escaped injury so far as. production' is (jonoemed, by the earthquake" of April 18. Three Girls Perished. The fact that three girls perished in the ruins .of Frost's bakery, on Sixth street as a result of the earthquake and nre* was established today, Afc6r a search of .twenty-seven :*lays in the ruins of their former place of business, E. T. Johnson found the charred body of his business partner and lifelong friend, Theodore Hanson, this morning. TEN DROWNED BY CRASH OF SHIPS with and Sinks an Italian Bax-k. Bordeaux, May .15.The Russian stearher Leo collided today in the estu ary of the Gironde, near Paui-llac, with the Italian bark, Teresina Migano. The bark sank and eight of her crew, find two pilots were drowned. TEARE ARSON TRIAL BEGUN Panel of Jurors Exhausted, When Eleven Had Been Accepted. Special to The Journal. Stillwater, Minn., May 15.What promises to be the most Sfensational case tried in Stillwater for a long time was commenced today when the first jurors were impaneled in the case of James Tears. I ia charg ed that Tears paid his son, Ellery, a sum of money to set fire to the Teare residence so that the insurance might be collected. At noon eleyen jurors* had been seenred, but the panel was exhausted, and the court took a recess until tomorrow moraine, .after ordering a special ve nire. It is expected the first witnesses will be examined tomorrow afternoon. Norwegians of Stillwater will cele brate the independence day of their na tive country on Thursday. Addresses y/ill be made by Piofcssor A. A. Veb len and Judffe Nethaway, both of Still water, and there will dancing and a program of amusements. The steamer David Swain will be launched on Saturday. She is being built for the La Salle & Peoria Packot company and will run on the Illinois river. No handsomer craft and few larger ones have ever been built here. FOR TOBPID LIVEB I Take Horsford's Acid Phosphate It stimulates healthy liver activity, relieves constipation, sick headache and malaria. JAEGEES GETS STATUE JOB. Journal Special Service. Washington, May 15.Albert Jaegers, the New York sculptor, was today awarded by the Von Steuben statue commission the contraqt to execute the., bronze statue of Baron von Steuben, major general, arid inspector general of the continental army. Congress appropriated $50,000 for the statue. The accepted model of General von Steuben appears in the familiar cocked hat and a long, full, all-embracing cloak, as tho facing or enduring the hardships of the rigorous campaign at Valley Forge. MUST BEMOVE HATS. __.' Journal Special BerVdoe, Franklin, Pa., May 15tTfie governing board of the Franklin Methodist Episcopal church has adopted a resolution that all women in the con- Timid bus- BOX-GAR MURDER SUSPECT KILLED Posseman Shoots Down Man Who Flees from Charred Corpse. Portland, Ore.. May 15.A dispatch to the Oregeonian from Pendleton, Ore., gives an account of the myste rious burning of a freight car near Foster, Ore., and the death of two per sons, one of whom is thought to have been murdered and the body consumed in the flames. The other was shot by a member of a sheriff's posse under the belief that he was the murderer. The car was one of an Oregon Rail road & Navigation railroad's west bound freight train and contained the household goods tond two horses of Colonel S. W. Taylor, commandant at Fort Worden, Wash. It was in charge of Private William Wilson, Twenty fifth battery, coast artillery, and was en route from Fort Riley, Kan., to Port Towneend, Wash. Horses Fell to Death. Aooording to Wilson's statement, while he was currying one of the horses yesterday morningi the animal kicked him in the breast, causing in sensibility. When Wilson came to he says he found the car on fire. He turned the horses \out of the car and they were killed in falling to the ground. Wilson made his way to the caboose and notified the trainmen, who cut out the car at Foster, a siding. After the car had been cut out, a body which, it is stated, may have been either that of a. man or woman, fell out of the end of the car. The body BIIOWB indications of foul play. "While the train was still standing at Foster a man who had been on the train de clared there were two tramps riding in it and that the body had been burned, to death. This man made his escape. Refused to Surrender. The sheriff's posse followed him and ran down a man near Pine City,, a few miles west of. Foster, who was thought to be the fugitive. When ordered to surrender he made a motion as if to draw a revolver and waB shot and fatally wounded by Posseman Otis McCarty. This man, before he died, gave the name of John Conkiey ,of Pendleton, Ore. It is said he is not the man for whom the posse was hunting. Wilson, who had proceeded with the train, was arrested at TJmatilla and taken back to Foster Wilson, in his statement,,declared that he was alone in the car. NIGHT OF STORM AND FLOOD AT MASON GITY Mason City, Iowa, May 15.This vi cinity was visited by the severest elec trical storm in years last night.,. Five buildings in the city were struck. Mrs. IJischner was seriously injured* A bolt entered the house thru the chim ney, following down the stovepipe and striking her in the side. She lay sense less for .two -hours and is still- not out of danger. &."- The Targe barn of A. W.: Are You Fit be Trotted with a Good Set of BRAINS? QKLAPfi NUTS i Keep them in Order, A BRAIN FOOD AND REPAIRER Every minister, lawyer, journalist, physician, author or business man is forced under pressure of. modern condi tions to the active and sometimes over active use of the brain. Analysis of the excreta thrown out by the pores shows that brain work breaks down the phosphate of potash, separating it from its heavier com panion, albumen, and plain common sense teaches that this elemental prin ciple must be introduced into khe- body anew each day, if we would replace the loss and rebuild the brain tissue. We know that the phosphate of pot ash, as presented in certain field grains, ha8 an affinity for albumen and that iB the only way jrrcry matter in the brain can be built. It will not answer to take the crude. phosphate of potash of the drug shop, for nature rejects it/ The elemental mineral must be presented through food directly from Nature's laboratory. These facts have Heen made use of in the manufacture of Grape-Nuts, and any brain worker can prove the value of the proper selection of food by mak ing free use of Grape-Nuts for ten days or two weeks. Sold by grocers ev erywhere (and in immense quantities). Manufactured by the Postuni Co., Bat tle Creek, Mich,' GREAT VALUES Tomorrow you will find the fol lowing displayed on our Bargain Tables- Misses' and Children's $1.50 dark tan Russia Calf Bluchers, sizes S to 1.1 and 11% to 2 at, no. pair.... ...yOC Ladies' $3.50 tan Russia Cajf luce and Bluchers, all sizes 01 JO at, pair... ,..VITO Indies' $2 tan Russia Calf Blucher Oxfords at, fl| pair. V1 *tO A half .dozen pretty styles of. ladles' dark chocolate vlcl kid Ox fords and Ribbon Ties at. 'tM HP! J!?miiipiiiiwjpjiiii iJUJJJfpipiPiii!J iii ,J|)J !i Armstrong in Falls township burned) and eight head of cattle were killed. South Mason City residents had to vacate their homes on account of the flood. Three and a quarter inches of water fell. KILL POTITAND CHALLS Legal Action Against "Indemnity Con tracts." Milwaukee, May 15.It is reported here today that steps will, be brought to compel state authorities of Illinois to begin aetioTi against the Chicago Board of Trade to annul its charter for dealing in puts and calls under the name of Indemnity contracts, which is illegal and contrary to the laws of Illi nois. Local dealers here refuse to dis cuss the matter. $1.69 Home Trade' Shoe Store H9-Z11 Nicolkt '&&> May 15, I906. .V-..**''Vf. .-,**,Ayj*- WOMAN'S ASSAILANT BIDDLED BY MOB Eastman, Ga., May 15.Mrs. Pope, a widow who lives alone about six miles north of Eastman, was assaulted by a negr o, "Will Wommock. told her if she made the assault known he would kill her and that he would be back the next night. When the negro returned Mrs. Pope began firing, one Dullet strik ing Wommock in the stomach and GIVE ENTIRE SATISFACTION. Your $3.SO shoes have given me entire satisfaction as to fit and quality. My next pair wilt also boa 'Douglas'" EDWARD IV. GR1EV1SH, Eyesight Specialist. IJUJUP i it i.l/V THE OLD RELIABLE. MISS HOFFNER is with us this week, and we want the ladies to consult her on corset matters. She has thorough knowledge of corsets and the models best suited for various figures. Her talks are helpful and interesting: She represents the "La Marguerite," a corset boned with genuine whalebone, strict- ly hand made, good wearing, and eomes in thirty different models. Fischer Pianos. Known and nsed the world over66 years before the public without a single break in manufacture 125,000 sold bespeak their great popularityno experi ment in the purchase of a piano like the FISCHER. I is worth something O E SURE of the wearing qualities of the piano you purchase. HOWARD, FARWELL & State Representatives. 707 NICOLLET. N. is* !& L^Ti orsets TH I S is our theme today. Many ladies do not give corsets the prominent place in their thought regarding their attire that they should. I is important. The required lines of the fashionable fig ure are not attained by every style of corset. There must be a scientific fitting of proper models, and this is the important feature of the corsetiere's work. passed thru his body. The negro ran and Mrs. Pope continued to snoot at him nUtii she had emptied Her pistol. Neighbors attracted by the shooting came and heard the facts. Thej went to Wommock's house and found him in bed wounded. At first he denied his guilt, but later he confessed. He was taken out and strung up and his body riddled with bullets, after which the mob quietly dispersed. Representatives Marfan nd Gronna barf recommended Richard McFadden for postmastel at Tyner, Pemhlna county Jennie B. Cas at Bantry, McHenry county, and E. C. Spengloi at Patterson. W-X/ DOUGLAS If I could take you Into my three large factories at Brockton, Mass., and show you the care with which every pair of shoes is made!youwould understand why W. L. Douglas $3.50shoes arethe best in the world, why they hold their shape, fit better, wear longer, and are of greater value than any other $3.50 shoe. BOYS SHOES, $2J0O 9k $1.73 Just tho ssune a my men's $3*SO mhoom, thm same loathorn, lot* $2MO and $1.78. CAUTION'. None genuine without W. L. Douglas name and price stamped on bottom. Take no substitute.. Sold in W. L. Douglas exclusive shoe stores in the principal cities, and hy the best shoe dealers everywhere. Fast Color Eyelets used exclusively. Catalogue mailed free. W. Douglas, Brockton,: W. Douglas $3.50 Shoe Store In Minneapolis: 405 Nicollet Ave. President Roosevelt on the Massachusetts Law. (Prom his Boston address, Aug. 25, 1902.) "Here in Massachusetts you have what I regard, as on the whole, ex- cellent Corporation laws.' I think tnat most oi ovtx difficulties would be" in a fair way of solution if we had the power to put on the national statute books, and did put on them, laws for the nation like those you have here, on the subject of corporations in Massachusetts." The Massachusetts insurance laws are part of the general corporation laws to which President Roosevelt refers. The in- surance laws are conceded to he superior, to those of any other state, and the developments in the New York investigation have emphasized the ^wisdom and the superiority of these laws, so that insurers now see the advantage of placing their insurance in1 a-Massachusetts company .more than ever before. The STATE MUTUAL LI FE ASSURANCE COMPANY OP WORCESTER, MASS., is 61 years old and offers unsurpassed advantages and guarantees to intelligent insurers. Full infor mation given by any of the Company's, agents. C. W. VAN TOYL, General Agent. 408-14 Loan & Trust Building. Augustus Warren, Geo. A. Atnsworth, F. W. Woodward, R. 8. 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