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Stands Upon His Record on Floor and in
Committee. '
declares that He Has Been a Consistent Democrat
and Is Willing to Leave His Case in the Hands
of His Colleagues.
Iditor The Washington Herald
Since Congress adjourned three weeks
ngo. a Republican paper has persistently
attacked my record and objected to my
securing the chairmanship of the Com--mittee
on Interstate and Foreign Com
merce, to which 1 am entitled bv senior
ity and fourteen years of tfalthful hard
-work on the committee, and for which
-the eleven members of the Georgia dele
gation have unanimously recommended
The increasing violence of the assaults
"betrajs the consciousness that the attack
is a failure Av hat inspiration that paper
mar derive from others I do not know
If anj Democrat who want-, the place
for himself or another lurks in the brush
behind that paper he should disclose his
identitj so that we could compare records
for correct vote- in the House and com
mute and for thirt years or contribu
tion in labor and monej tc the campaigns
of the parti Of course. I realize that
mv consistent Democratic record cannot
be pleasing to that paper, and. stripped
of all confusing verbiage, the gravamen
of the charges is that I am a good con
stitutional Democrat and fullj understand
the work and duties of the committee,
but that I am too cautious, conscientious,
and conservative to deal with them as
that paper desires All good Democrats
will agree m pronouncing that a virtue
instead of a defect
Mlrcprecnted anil MIminoted.
Most of the statements of that paper
are untrue and such of them as are
tinged at all with the truth are like Joab s
Gttb, ana e-Uracts from m record are
garbled and incorrect statements are in
terlarded '
I bclicc the greatest misreorcsentation
is the assurance that that paper has
personal knowledge that I am objection
able to a majoritj. both of the nominat
ing committee and of the House Lp to
the time Congress adjourned not a par
ticle of objection had developed, although
a writer on that paper had tried hard
to stir up opposition I believe I have
the absolute confidence of the Democrats
in the Hou--e. and that very few of them,
if any. would line up with m Republi
can critic on an of the Issues made
bv it. It is inconceivable that thev would
delude me bv their friendly words and
actions, and at the same time confi
dentially communicate their unfricndlv
attitude to the paper, which is an arch
enrmv of the Democratic party
No mention is made of the great mass
of committee work in session almost
dtilj. dealing with every phase, aspect,
ard facility of commerce, in all parts of
the country, including safety appliances,
hours of service, aids to nav igation,
bridges, dams, quarantine, revenue-cutter
service. Pacific cable. Isthmian
Can-'l, and many others, besides m
uniform co-operation with the Democrats
Jn the House in fighting a thousand Re
publican enormities from destroying the
State militia through the Dick bill, in
order by indirection to create a large
standing army, to the ship subsidy, and
t'ie robber protective tariff, all these
being overlooked or admitted good, and
fault found with only four or five par
ticulars I defy my accuser to find a
tingle one of the thousand members with
v horn I have served who-will say I ever
neglected his interest when he had a
bill before our committee
Ovrcn Nothing to hpnlrr Cannon.
P rhaps the next wildest statement is
that my seniority is due to the grace of
Joe Cannon and should not be respected
3f true as to me. that applies with equal
Showing Dandruff
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Druggists are authorized to sell Sage and Sulphur under guaran
tee that the money will be refunded if it fails to do exactly as
It yemr drugrut doanot Jtctp tl tend 0cxn ttamft emdwtvitl M rem a lerrt M1U, trjrttt prepaid.
A 25e Cake of Wyeth's Sage waA SsIptsB-r Toilet Soap Free to anyone
who will send us this advertisement with 10c In tamp to corer coat
o! wropplne and mailing. the
force to Chairman Underwood. Chairman
Clayton, and all other chairmen Champ
Clark himself was the senior member of
l minority on Ways and Means last
year by Cannon's appointment I was
first appointed by Speaker Reed on the
recommendation of Henry C Turner.
Nat Hammond. Judge John W Maddox.
and Judge Charles I Rartlctt, four great
Democratic Congressmen, and all great
lawyers, every one of whom was in ac
cord with me on all the positions com
plained of Speaker Cannon and I never
agreed on anything political, nor did I
ever ask him for a committee place.
Speaker Henderson reappointed me with
out mv request, but I happen to know
that I was acceptable to Leader Richard
son Speaker Cannon appointed me be
cause John Sharp 'Williams recommended
it Leader Clarke would have recommend
ed me last time, but he was not invited
to make recommendations 1 have had
the hearty public and personal approval
of all the Democratic minority leaders
during my service, and have generally
been supported in the House by the Dem
ocratic members
Denies Rnilrond Regulation ChnrRe.
The charge that I have not supported
railroad regulation, but opposed the Esch
Townsend bill and the Hepburn bill are
notonuuslv false In the Fifty -fifth
Congress I made a speech advocating the
regulation of rates and practices, and
later introduced a bill I helped preparo
the Davcy bill in the Fifty -eighth Con
gress, which was indorsed bv the Demo
cratic caucus. We first voted for that,
and having lost it voted on a roll call
for the i:sch-Townscnd bill
Again, in the Fifty -ninth Congress we
members of the minority of the commit
tee prepared another Davcy bill, adding
to the original the amendment afterward
put on in the Senate by Senator Carmack
and known as the Carmack amendment.
The committee made a compromise by
elimination and unanimously reported the
Hepburn bill as agreed upon, and we
further agreed to vote down all amend
ments if possible and put It through the
House as reported For that reason we
did vote in Committee of the Whole
against a great many beneficial amend
ments which we wanted, most xf which
we succeeded in having the Senate put on
afterward, and supported the conference
report on the bill In our course the
Democrats of the House generally sup
ported us, understanding the reason there
for, just as in the recent consideration of
the Canadian reciprocity bill we all
steadfastly voted against propositions to
amend the bill, which we knew to be
meritorious and which we wanted to
adopt, but it was understood that we
ought not to amend that at all, and there
fore we did not
The Mnnn-Klkins Dill.
"As to the Mann-EIk'ns bill, all good
Democrats agree it was the result of th
transformation of one of the vilest
measure-, ever sent to Congress That
transformation was effected largely In
our committtee. we held it, and consid
ered it, and amended it, until we woke
up the Senate, and put them to amend
ing it, and together we pu a great many
(,ood things in it, and knocked out most
of the bad ones The only original good
things in it were taken from the Demo
cratic platform, and, of course, supported
by me and among wh'ch is the one re
ferred to under which the commission
recently suspended Increased rates but
no matter how good we had made It,
such statements were afloat about the
features of the orlgiml bill being re
stored In conference that I did not be
lieve it vvas safe to vote for the bill in
Germs At Work
m i"h
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and Makes the Hair Grow
Restores Gray Hair to Natural Color
FEW people are aware of the number of Dandruff Germs
that infest the human hair and scalp. The germs which
locate themselves in the follicle or sack which envelopes the
root of the hair, spend a lazy' existence in sucking up the
juices which should go to keep We and strength in the hair.
These germs cannot be seen by the naked eye, but with a
magnifying glass of from 300 to 400 diameters the spores
of this hair destroyer may be seen in masses, clinging to
the hair.
Wycth's Sage and Sulphur Hair Remedy riot
only kills the dandruff germs and prevents bald
ness, but it also restores faded and gray hair to
natural color.
Don't Expcrimeit With, Old Fashioned Hair Dyes
but save your hair and restore it to natural color
and luxuriance by using "Wyeth's Sage add
the House, no matter how good we had
made it,
"In this course we understood we were
indorsed by Mr. Bryan, whom, as the
nominee of my party for the Presidency
I had, with great pleasure, supported
three times with all my energy, from
Georgia to Boston. He was In Washing
ton, and the daily press" reported him as
saying that, while the bill contained
some good things. It was generally such
a-bad one that It would be wise to vote
again3t It, It was the notorious admin
istration bill and was handled in such a
partisan manner down to the end that
the Democratic conferees were not per
rritted to participate n the conference.
That is the bill about which my critic
has found such a mare's nest,
Favon Phyalcal Valuation.
The next false charge Is that I opposed
physical valuation of railroad properties.
The records of our committee will show
as to physical valuation that Judge Rich
ardson. Mr. Peters, Judge Bartlett, and
I have all tried hard to secure it; so did
Messrs Sims and Russell. We put it In
our minority report to the rate bill last
year. We got Mr. Madien to offer the
amendment on the floor, and we all sup
ported It. and practically all the Demo
crats agreed with us See the Record of
pril 29, 1910, page 5638, and my speech on
page 5700. also my proposition about
stocks and bonds. I have always favored
physical valuation, and also thorough
information about bonds and stocks to
help make rates. The House adopted It.
The Senate struck It out, but not by my
As to stock and bond control, my views
are set out In the views of the minority,
April 4. 1910. page 4313, bottom first col
umn and top of ihe second column,
signed by Messrs Richardson, Bartlett,
Peters, and myself. Also see my speech
of April 14 on the subject, printed In the
Democratic campaign book last year, and
supported by practically nil the Demo
crats, bottom part of pege 4S7S of the
second column and top of the first col
umn of 4S77 relate to thai subject. April
4. 1910. also April If, '910. page 43Si top
of the second column, lis? page C11S, May
6. 1910, speech, also pae fl22, same day,
first column As substantially all the
Democrats stuck to me on all of these
propositions, and the campaign com
mittee adopted them all bv prlntllng my
sreech discussing them, it seems to me a
Democratic victory ought not to result
In my downfall on that account
Together with the other Democratic
members of the Commerce Committee, I
always favored putting every public
service facility of transportation or com
munication under the Commerce Com
mission As to our agreement about the vote'
on the commerce bills and rule under
which the Esch-Tovvnsend bill was con
sidered, see speech of Judge Shackleford.
Februiry 7. 13TS, page 2024. second col
umn near bottom, also mv speech Janu
ary 3 1906, pages 1771-1772. also April 29.
1M0. pige 5636. also Fcbrti-.ry 7, 105, pnge
2022. I have always irslsted that the
commerce clause of the Constitution In
vested the Federal government with
Plenary power to regulate commerce be
tween the States fully and satisfactorily
without assuming unnecessary burdens
and duties to encroach upon local powers
c- interfere with local business
Pure Food Lesrlmlntlon.
There remains to be considered only
cne other subject of criiticism pure food
When I began to fight that bill its pro
v islons were horrible, championed a long
time by a Pennsylvania Republican
named Brosius The first time I fought
it. December IS. 1902. page 437. I received
very little help Zeke Candler. Judge
Charlie Bartlett. Judge Bob Henry, and
a few others securing only twenty -one
votes against It In a small House The
rxt time I had better Ii-ck I had the
help then of Judge Shackleford, who
made an individual minority report
against the bill and helped me fight it.
(January 17. 1904. page &V) Champ Clark,
Oscar I'nderwood, and John Sharp Will
iams all rendered me powerful help and
made votes in opposition to It, and ran
it up to 30, then to 6S. and then to 126. as
shown by the Record. See January 20,
1904, pages 939-340
Though passing the Hcuse twice in its
crude and unregenerate form, it failed In
the Senate both times through the abil
ity and vigilance of some great Demo
cratic lawyers there. Toe next time it
came up I had a great deal of help
Judge Bartlett, a fine constitutional law
er, had gone on the committee, and he
and Gordon Russell heloed me, and we
three made a minority r port fcee June
21, ltOG. page K1C5; and ne offered a good
D.mocratlc substitute. June 53. 1906. page
9347 A great many of tht obiectionable
r. ... itt ..j i .i tt
nd our opposition was moderated ac-
cordingly In the Seni.e and in confer-
ence the bill was made q ate decent and
almost harmless, and I have offered no
further oppciton to it. That was five
ears ago I am not doin? a thins to it
Weight and Measure mil.
There were two bills during the Sbcty
I'rst Congress along the sirae line as the
rure food bill One was for pure seed
:.nd one to require marking packages
with quantity and -n eight, and also a
juirc paint bill and one regulating in
secticides and fungicide-!. These were
the only bills on kindred subjects during
the Sixty-hrst Congress I frequently
made statements in the committee favor
ing the pure seed bill and the pure paint
bill and fungicide bill, and I made no
fight against the weight and measure
bill Judge Bartlett and I asked a great
mnn questions on the bearings In the
nature of opposition to the extension of
centralizing legislation Judge Bartlett
if ad some decisions showing that the bill
was entirely unconstitutional, but we did
not make any minority rerort against It,
nor intend to make any fight against it.
our position being that f 3 Congress had
already entered into that field of legis
lation it should perfect it and make it
useful, but it should be constitutional.
Followed Democratic Principle.
I have fought centralization and in
sisted on respect for ltcal self-government.
I have never fought a good bill
rtor supported a bad one knowingly. In
ewery position fortified by decisions of
the Supreme Court and supported by the
best lawyers in the House, I have re
ligiously observed the action of Demo
cratic caucuses when there were any, fol
lowed the chosen Democratic leader when
there was no caucus, and followed my
own Democratic instinct in the absence of
either caucus or leader.
Some other members have been more
radical than I in Insistence on unneces
sary extension of the functions of the
Federal government. There have been
some more conservative than I who re
fused to sanction the exercise of even
legitimate powers. While differing from
both. I have respected trio views of both
ciass'es, and have never thought of trying
to proscribe any of thpm because they
differed from me, nor apprehended that
they would try to proscribe me for in
sisting on my own honest opinions. I
don't jet believe they will do it.
""Will Rely on Fellow-Democrats.
I should not have wriUen a word, but
eternal reiteration of unjust aspersions
becomes annojing. and tho facts are so
easily demonstrable that my friends ad
vised me to make" a statement, every
pert of which can easily bo verified by
any one who desires to take the trouble.
I was and am content ti leave the mat
ter, with the Democratic members of the
.Ways and Means Committee Tiiey arc
not only great statesmen, nut wise and
tood Democrats, familiar with my con
sistent record of hard work, adherence
to -the Democratic party and 'its true
principles, which con only be established
through allegiance to the organization,
ay well as with my unswerving devotion
tj the cause of the. people as against Im
positions by special privilege, injustice,
and-dtecrirainatioB of Severy kind.
I cntertaia not the' slightest doubt or
Several Congressmen, who said that their information was direct
from members of the Ways and Means Committee, are authority for the
following list of committee chairmen, whom they say have been se
lected thus far:
Library Slay den, of Texas.
Accounts Lloyd, of Missouri.
District of Columbia Johnson, of Kentucky.
Post-offlce and Post-roads Moon, of Tennessee.
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Adamson, of Georgia.
Appropriations Fitzgerald, of New Tofk.
Rivers and Harbors Sparkman, of Florida.
Military Affairs Hay, of Virginia.
Foreign Affairs Flood, of Virginia.
Naval Affairs Padgett, of Tennessee
Judiciary Clayton, ot Texas.
Banking and Currency Pujo, of Louisiana.
Census Wilson, of Pennsylvania.
Public Lands Robinson, of Arkansas.
Pensions Richardson, of Alabama.
Invalid Pensions Sherwood, of Ohio.
Immigration Burnett, of Alabama.
Election of President and Vice President Ruckcr. of Missouri.
Irrigation Smith, of Texas.
Printing Finley, of South Carolina.
Revision of the Laws Watklns, of Louisiana.
War Claims Sims, of Tennessee.
In practically every Instance, with the exception of the Committee
on Military Affairs, the rule of seniority prevails. Representative Sulzcr
Is the ranking Democrat on Military Affairs, but the chairmanship 13
given Mr. Hay, of Virginia, who was second In rank on the committee.
Mr. Sulzer gets the chairmanship of the Committee on Patents. He was
also senior Democrat on this committee.
fear as to the wise and Just, disposition
of the matter by the committee- They
know that every bill I ever fought was
1 stand-pat Republican-Joe Cannon-Mark
Smoot-Balllnger bill If that be
treason, make the most cf it
There ire many subjects of commerce
on which Democrats could and should
legislate beneficially 'n perfect accord
with constitutional limitations, but the
Hamiltonlan doctrines of stand-pat Re
publicans will not permit them to enact
such salutary legislation Those doc
trines are not in harmony with our sys
tem of government nor the genius of our
institutions Therefore they, and not
good, orthodox Dcmocnts like me, have
been repudiated by the people I am
against them and for the people, and
v ould like to harmonize and co-operate
with all professing Democrats for the
f,ood of the country", but T do not expect
to be the whole committee on the Re
publican ilea. I propose to preside over
the committee while It deliberates and
acts as it pleases W. C. ADA1UJO.N.
Protection as Keynote of His
Interesting Talk.
Former Iowa Lofrfulator, In Address
Before Republican Club, Declare
Illalnc, Garfleld.or McKlnler Sever
dvocaled Trade Relntlonn F. H.
rwell Spenks on Conservation.
Old-fashioned Republicanism was ex
pounded in most interesting fashion by 1
Col W. P. Hepburn, for more than twen
ty veare a Representative in Congress
from the Eighth Iowa district, before the
National Republican Club last night.
Col Hepburn announced at the outset
that he had had no time to prepare an
address on "sidelights on Congress, out
would reserve that for some future occa
sion He declared there were no extras
attached to the Republicanism he laid
claim to. that he was neither an in-
isurgent. progressive, nor ultr.iconscrva-
he was just a KepuDiican. ana as
' Pre- "-; " -;-
JIG UCLmi oi Knai. ,......... ...
such stanch Republicans as
alnc. Garfield, or McKlnley could be
found "Mf ?.d5ac ot r"lp L thS
! threatened the fundamental doctrine of
Problem for People.
He asserted the problem confronting
the partj was simplv how to provide
good homes, good wages, and markets for
the productive output of the 26,000,000
workingmen in the United States. He
told of the millions of creative wealth
produced in the United States; of the
JIC.000,000 at the time of the civil war
and of the J27.OCO.000.000 of last year, of
which J2S.O00.00O.00O had found outlet in
the markets of the world.
Col. Hepburn declared the club should
advocate compulsory voting on the part
of those men holding suffrage, and said
under existing conditions those least de
serving ot wielding the ballot always
were sure to be found at the polls, while
these who could accomplish the greatest
good fall to perform the duty imposed
upon them by citizenship.
Talks on Conservation.
The meeting last night was the first
of a series of "educational evenings,"
?nd President Kdgar C. Snyder, who
presided, had as an additional feature
F. H. Newell. Director, of the United
States Reclamation Service, who talked
interestingly of the work of conserva
fon of the natural resources of the coun
try being prosecuted by Uncle Sam. illus
trating his talk with colored slides.
Joseph D. Mathleu, tenor soloist, and
Arthur "Whitcomb, corneOst of the
Marine Band, furnished music A colla
tion was served late in the evening.
Secretory DicUlnson, Gen. 'Wood,
and Others See Movlnit Pictures.
Secretary of War Dickinson and a party
of army officers visited the Colonial mov
ing picture show jestcrday to witness the
first pictures of the moDilization of troops
in Texas which has been represented
They saw how the soldiers disembarked
from the trains and many other different
scenes of camp life and recognized some
of the officers in the pictures. Among
those who accompanied Secretary Dick
inson were MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood,
Chief of Staff; MaJ. Gen. Arthur Murray,
and several bureau chiefs.
Pnplls Assist Teacher In Savin
Wellesley. Mass., March 25. Rockridge
Hall, a well-known boarding school for
boys on Cliff road, Wellesley Hill, was
burned to-day. The loss is estimated at
$50,000. The sixty-five pupils were, in
the class rooms when the fire broke out
in an upper story, probably from a de
fective flue. The boys assisted the teach
ers in removing the class room furnish
ings from the building, but were unable
to save their personal effects, which were
In the upper part of the building.
A mauxd for traUiac a rixrtafrusBta mplln. to
rraoacs the effect of aterenaMs reUrf'ia th -tan
bsx baa iaraatal'ey to rnaakaaa..
Will Frame Set Based on
Those of 53d Congress.
Ways anil Means Member ot
Alarmed nt Intimation from (he
White llonne that Legislation
Mnmt lie Finned on Merits of Kx
pert Inventlsntlon.
The Democratic members of the new
Rules Committee of the House will be
in session every da this week preparing
the rules that are to govern the loner
branch of the Sixty-second Congress.
The first meeting will be held to-morrow
morning Chairman Htnry has Invited
Charles I" Crisp, of Georgia, who has
been appointed a parliamentary clerk of
the House, to sit with the committee
while It is considering the adoption of
the new rules
The Rules Committee has gone back
to the rules In force in the last Demo
cratic Congress the Fifty-third and will
frame a new ret of rules based on them
and on the rules that hat been cm
plojed in recent jears A member of
the committee who has studied the rules
of the several Congresses said yesterday
that there is very little difference in the
rules that governed the last Congress
as compared with those in force when
the Democrats last controlled the House.
Do Xot Fear White Honse.
Members of the Ways and Means Com
mittee apparently are not paying any
attention to intimations from the White
House that the President will veto any
tariff legislation that is not based on the
l merits of an expert Investigation
I All of the members of the committee,
'with the exception of two. Representa
tives Underwood and Hammond, voted
against the bill to create a tariff board
at the last session of Congress, and It Is
practically certain that they will refuse
to act favorablv on the President's sug
gestion that revision of the tariff be based
on the findings of the board.
Tho members of the Ways and Means
Committee are now at work on the woolen
and cotton schedule After bills revising
these have been prepared, the committee
will pick out a hundred Items, or ap
proximately that number, which will be
subjected to the tariff reform pruning
knife. These hundred items will be taken
from various schedules and will include
agricultural Implements, worklngmen's
tools, and the articles the wage earner
finds necessary for use in his daily life.
The Democrats do not expect to slash
tariff rates right and left, but they pro
pose to frame legislation that will meet
the expectations of the people, and will
be in compliance with promises made in
the last campaign.
Berjrer with Minority.
The Democrats of the Wavs and Means
Committee have decided that they will
take care of Victor L. Berger. the Social
ist Representative from Wisconsin, and
see to it that he is amply provided for in
the way of committee assignments. The
Democrats regard Mr. Berger as a mem
ber of the minority, and he will receive
assignments on committee that ordina
rily would be allotted to the Republicans.
Instead of having seven members, the
Republicans will only have six members
of the committees to which Mr. Berger is
assigned by Minority Leader Oscar Un
derwood and his associates. The only
Socialist ever ejected to Congress has not
yet indicated whether he desires to sit
with the Republicans or the Democrats.
When it comes to a Socialist caucus he
will be all by himself.
James T. Lloyd, of the First Missouri
district, who, as chairman of the Demo
cratic Congressional campaign commit
tee that conducted the fight that resulted
In the election of a Democratic House,
will not get the chairmanship of the
Committee on Post-offices and Post Roads
which he has sought.
Will Get Another PInce.
The rule of seniority eliminated Mr.
Lloyd,' who is a popular member of the
House, but he will receive the chairman
ship of the Committee on Accounts,
which promises to become one of the
most important committees of the House.
It is now planned to make the three
Democratic members of the Accounts
Committee a -committee to apportion and
distribute the House patronage, which
amounts to J73O.0CO.
The Democratic membership of the
House is pretty well determined that
there shall be no "hoc; combine," such
as dominated the House when the Re
pib!cans last returned to power. Penn
sylvania, New York, and a few other
Slates, took possession of everything
worth while on that occasion. It is pro
posed that Mr. Lloyd and has two asso
ciates shall make an equitable division
of the offices among the Congressmen
from Democratic .districts. On this basis
each Congressman would -be entitled 'to
about $4,000 in patronage.
Granby Farm, occupied by Mrs. T. E.
Landin, on the Bunker Hill road
just outside the District line, was de
stroyed by fire yesterday afternoon.
Engine company No. 17 and chemical
engine No. 5 responded to an alarm, but
because of the lack of a water supply
were unable to save the structure. The
dunage Is estimated at M.5M, -Xk
arigia-ot-tlwflre'fr unknown.. , m
CI AAA !aeh 's "ered' and a" exPenses f inspection, if
IjUUU vaSII it is not as good as represented in this Com
pany's printed literature.
Lecture Showing 150 Colored Slides Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday Nights, March 27, 21, 29, and 30, FREE
Have you heard of the famous Florida Everglades?
No spot of ground In the United States Is attracting such attention
and arousing such Interest. ....
From Atlantic to Pacific, Alaska to Mexico, people are looking to
this New Eldorado. ,-..
3,00O farms sold in eighteen months. About l,a00 buyers in Wash
ington. D. C. J
Only REAL. UNPARALLELED values could produce such sales.
These values are certainly there, regardless of what anybody has
told you. And we want you to do what thousands of others have done.
60 SOUTH, SAYS SPEAKER CLARK I What Is Land Worth That Will Produce
Land of Promise for Poor Man, Asserts
Next Speaker.
Chicago. Ill . March 14 Rcpresenta
tive Champ Clark, of Missouri, the
coming Speaker of the National House
of Representatives, to-day amended
the famous saying of Horace Greeley,
"Go West, voung man; go West!" and
made it read, "Go South, my boy; go
South "
The Poor Man's Land.
"Believe me, the Month is the poor
man's land, and you'll live to see the
day when the South is going to be
the richest part of the United States.
"Why, saj, I know a man who
made 815,000 in one jmr off 3 acres
of lettnee. gonads nhy, doesn't It?
True, though, for I look the pains to
and oat. It's a great country, boys,
and if vou want a jcood tip, follow
m advice. That Is, ko early to the
Southland and crow up with its
Read These Indorsements of Famous Statesmen and
Eminent Experts:
Aapolron Bonaparte Broward, ex-Go-rrrnor of Florida:
"The soil as compared with other portions of the country, taking
into cosideration Its natural richness, location, and climate, is more val
uable for agricultural purposes than any other that Is known. It is my
opinion that within a few vears It will constitute one of the most val
uable agricultural areas In the United States."
V. ". Jrnnlngn, ci-Covrrnor of Florida:
"The Everglades, when reclaimed, would be a great State without
Florida. Florida has in the great muck land area called the Ever
glades an asset that will dwarf all the gold mines of California. As for
the soil of the Everglades. It is of almost boundless fertility."
Prof. II. W. Wiley, Chief of the Bureau of CbemUtry, U. S. Dept, of g
rlculture: "There Is practically no other body of land In the world which pre
sents such remarkable possibilities of development as the muck lands
(of the Everglades) south of Lake Okeechobee With the surface almost
absolutely level, it affords promise of development which reaches, beyond
the limit of prophecj.'
It. K. Rone, Mate ChemUt of Florida:
"When properly drained, no soil will produce larger crops at less cost
than will that of the Everglades The soil is a rich black mold, requiring
drainage only to make it enormously productive."
Elwood Mend, chief of Irrigation and Drainage Investigation, IT. s. Drpt.
of grlcnlture:
"The value of fruit products (from Florida) during the last two
j ears, as reliably reported, has been $200 to $1,000 an acre, which amount
would justify considerable expenditure for the reclamation improvements '
Prof. D. Tackle, Director Experiment Station, Drrnrn, Germany:
"Undoubtedly the (Everglades) soil as represented by the samples
will become very productive"
Clanx preckclii, the Great Sucar King:
"The soil (of the Kverglades) Is as rich as an that I have ever seen,
and, with proper cultivation, the vield of sugar should be equal to that
of any other country on the face of the globe."
A. A. Peraonx, M. S Florida Experimental Station:
"The Immense possibilities of this section of Florida (Everglades)
cannot be conjectured, and when these vast areas are made ready to re
spond to scientific sj stems of cultivation these great muck formations
are sure to be prominent among the most fertile lands in the United
MaJ. J. O. Wright, Chief Drainage Esjdneer, formerly la the TT. S. Recla
mation service:
"Three things are absolutely essential to the production of large
crops moisture, heat, and fertile soil. You have all these In the Ever
glades. The proposition of drainage is a big one. but not a difficult one."
Dan A. Simmons, In "World To-day Masaalnei
"Eleven official analv ses of Everglade muck, taken from widely sep
arated places, show an average of 2 21 per cent nitrogen. Think of it for
a moment. A soil varjing in depth from four to twenty feet, situated in
a subtropical climate, and having an actual commercial value of more
than $6 per ton. Can you wonder that a nation is interested in the recla
mation of a region so fabulously rich?"
Dr. John X. MacGonlgle, before the Eighth International Geographic COn
ftrmnt "The climate and productiveness of the Everglades arc not surpassed
in the world, presenting conditions in both winter and summer where
the maximum results of labor are produced by the minimum of effort. "
Go See for Yourself
This Is a case in which SEEING IS BELIEVING. On the last trip
onlv, 123 prospective buyers went to see. Every single one of them
Now. we want ou to SEE and be CONVINCED. We propose to give
you a FREE TRIP, on one condition, that If. on PERSONAL INSPECTION,
ou find the land all right and the proposition as represented, you buy.
What fairer proposition could you ask than that?
You want to know more about it Well, the EXCURSION goes on
APRIL 4th The other details we will give you here.
Come to our Stereoptlcon Lecture. 130 Beautifully Colored Lantern
Slides: Very Interesinp: FREE Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs
day nights, at 8 o'clock.
SEE THIS COUNTRY FIRST through Pictures, and arrange to see it
with your OWN EYES
809 G Street N. W.
'Phone Main 4260 Washington, D. C.
Political Enemies Expect to
Find Good "Copy."
Champ Clark's campaign for the Demo
cratic nomination for President in 1912
isn't to be permitted to progress smoothly
If his opponents can dig up anything in
his record to prevent and they think
they can. The first tiling to be flashed
on the Speaker-to-be is an address made
some years ago in the House, in which,
in characteristic Clarkonian English, he
paid his respects to Grover Cleveland.
Somebody has been peeping Into the
Congressional Record and has unearthed
the Spcaker-to-be's remarks about the
last Democratic President.
This is what Mr. Clark said:
"The election of Grover Cleveland to
the Presidency was the greatest calamity
that has happened to the human race
since the fall of Adam."
Now, that is putting It pretty strongly,
and even the anti-Cleveland men may
object to having the election of Cleve
land termed a greater calamity than, for
Instance. Ncah's flood or the fall of the
Roman empire, while the remark Is likely
to set the Cleveland admirers in the
Democratic ranks and there are thou
sands of them by the ears. The Inci
dent will bo quoted as typical of the
loose way Mr. Clark has of talking when
he cranks up his 40-horsepower vocabu
lary. There are a good many similar exam
ples of Mr. Clark's oratory 1" the Record,
and his Presidential boom Is likely to
have a trouble5omc flight.
It is no secret among Mr. Clark's
friends that he is taking his Presidential
boom very seriously. They believe he is
counting upon the support of William J.
Bryam. . .
an Income of Over 5598 Per
Acre Each Year?
The average value of farm products
in five great States Is as follows:
Missouri $3 38 per acre
Iowa 12.22 per acre
Illinois 12.48 per acre
Ohio ISSSperacre
Florida 109.76 per acre
Dade and Palm Beach
counties 463 00 per acre
The average in Palm Beach County
Is high, because the Palm Beach far
mer is not snowbound in the winter.
Hl land Is working for him twelve
months in the year. He gets his crops
into the market In winter and early
spring, when there is no competition
and when prices are high.
ingAverage Crops in Florida, Not
Extraordinary Yields
Statistics carefully compiled by Wil
bur McCoy, industrial agent:
Celery. SCO crates ff Jl 25 .. .. $1.000 00
Cabbage. 173 crates it $1 23 . . 21S 00
Cauliflower, 130 crates ft Jl 30 .. 225 fO
Cucumbers. 150 crates ir $1 "j0 223 00
Cantaloupe. 100 crates & $1.23 .. 125 00
Lettuce. 600 baskets (jj Jl 25 730 00
Tomatoes. 200 crates & $1 25... . 2o0 00
Beans. 173 crates JI'0 . . 2S2 00
Kgg Plant. SCO crates $1.00 ... S00 00
Okra 400 crates & $1.25 500 00
Squash. 600 crates ? 6Cc 3tt 00
Onions 4C0 bushels it $1 00 400 ft,
Peppers. 730 crates & $1 00 730 00
Irish Potatoes. 30 barrels co $3. 130 00
Sweet Potatoes. 30 barrels & $3. 130 00
Watermelons, 2-1 carload & $1 30 60 00
Strawberries. 4.C00 quarts 20c SCO CO
Quotations furnished by W. B Hibhs & Co.. n-m-bers
of the rvnr York Stock Euhmtc. Hibts BuiW
ire. New Tcrk, March 25. To-diy's cotton nurict w3
dull, and at time hTy. Pnoes were only sus
tained bj profession support and that eorennc on
a narrow market. The statistics and their effort on
the day previous was no lorjer discussed, and
traders turned their attenuon to the ctncral i
lunism which followed the reports from ginning
omttrs. Small sales of print cloths and lower price
lerels for cuds, with promise of curtailment by
Amencan mills. oflVts ether conditions. What is
calIed-1 "done fit" in supplies of raw cotton before
the end of the reason has no longer an effect in
shaping public sentiment. '
At the hour cf the New York opening LiTerpn'4
was somewhat better than expected, that market,
dosing with a net gain et (mm I to ; points.
Spot cotton adTincrd t points in Lirerpnn! to-da
to 7.77 in D for middling, at wtiich price t.OOO
bales were sold
Tbe weather repcrt from the South indicates that
the weather has been renrrally farorable during
the werk. Iteuricial rains hue fallen in many
sections, particularly in Texas. The wcrk of
preparing fur the rcw crop has made gord progress
as a whole, and planting of cotton is being earned
on in earlier sev-ticna. .
Opeo. High. Low. Clone.
May ltK ItSJ lie lt.
Jnry 1I.E 113 U.5 1J.M
October. 12.G0 U.CZ 12.35 12.35
Decembr 12J0 12.50 liS Jitf
BaltunoT. Starch 3.- Wheat desed dull. Spot
and March, 91N: Apil. SJ. May. 92--
Com dnwd dalL Spot and March. CH bid;
April.. a bid; .May. SH, bid.
Oats not qoo'eil.
Preponderance of Evidence.
From Harper'a Weekly.
'Sorry." said the constable, "but I'll
have to arrest je jou been drivin' along
at the rate of fifty miles an hour."
"You are wrong, my friend," said the
driver. "I say I wasn't, and here's a
ten dollar bill that says I wasn't."
"All right," returned the constable,
pocketing the money. "With eleven to
one against me I ain't goln' to subject
the. county to the expense of a trial."
Too Effeminate.
From Punch.
Host Have a cigarette, old man?
Guest No, thanks Tve chucked smos
imj too eCemtaate-don't yoa know.
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