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Tim CAN" EAT WHAT YOU PLEASE If you follow eacb meal with a CAUTOKNIA PRUNE WAFER, which quickly dissolves the most indigestible food and helps to carry it through and out of the system In a gentle and healthful manner, without the 'lightest pain, griping or nausea. HENRY EVANS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS, 022-924 F st. d.w., Washington, D. C. APPEAL TO THE POWERS. Note of the Panama Minister to the Countries of Europe. Accredited to the United States, the re pu lie of France and the world at large as rrivlster plenipotentiary and envoy extra ordinary of the republic of Panama, M. Philippe Bunau-Varllla, under special in structions from his government, has ad dressed a note to the envoys of the powers represented at Washington requesting thii they notify their respective governments of the formation of the sovereign state of Panama, and expressing the hope that his government will receive recognition at their hands. Count Casslnl, the Russian ambassador, [ as dean of the diplomatic corps, was first ; addressed. The note to him Is identical ! wl h the notes sent to the other embassies and legations. The ambassadors, the min isters and the charges d'affaires will trans mit the communication of the Panama min ister to their foreign offices and await in structions. M. Bunau-Varllla's note to the Russian ambassador is as follows: "The government of the republic of Pan ama has intrusted to Its minister pleni potentiary to the government of the Unit-ad States the mission of notifying to the gov ernment of his majesty, the Czar of Russia, through your excellency, the formation of the independent and sovereign state of Panama. "In performing this agreeable duty I allow myself to call the attention of your excellency to the high motives which have Justified the overthrow of the former state of things. The people of the Isthmus have exercised the most Indisputable and the rntst legitimate of all natural privileges v hen they have broken the bond with Co lombia?a bond which at Its origin was meant to be purely federal, and the main tenance of which had to be subordinated to the free consent of the parties. This fed eral bond has been modified by Colombia in contravention of the stipulated condi tions. Since the revolution of 1S85 the lat ter power has without any consent of the people of the Isthmus suppressed the fed eral form and established a centralized gov ernment, which has caused the state of Panama to lose the title of sovereign state and the natural privileges attached to it. "More recently events have shown that the action of Colombia was tending to put Into jeopardy not only the very elements of the life of the people, but also the end which the obvious intentions of Providence have assigned to it. "The Justice of our cause, the pacific and majestic way In which the popular liberty has been reconquered, the care of the obli gations of my government toward foreign citizens have Justified the wise and consld ,ac?on of the governments of the I nlted States and of France, which have already, in an official manner, re-establish ed their diplomatic relations with the re public of Panama. .1 a!Low my8e" to hope, Mr. Ambassador, that the same considerations will Justify likewise a similar action on the part of his majesty, the Czar of Russia. "I have the honor, Mr. Ambassador, to present to your excellency the assurances o. my highest consideration." TO IMPROVE SALT RIVER.. Bill Introduced for That Purpose by Mr. Smith of Kentucky. Salt river, up which so many men once prominent In political life are supposed to have taken their little Journey, is to be improved, a fact that should be much to the delectation of the derelicts unwillingly strewn along the banks of this saline stream. There are many people who are yet Ignorant of the location of Salt river. It lies within the fourth congressional dis trict of Kentucky, whose interests are in the hands of Representative David II. Smith, who has proposed that Salt river be improved, and he has Introduced a bill to that effect The meaure has been referred to the com mittee on rivers and harbors. It provides that improvements shall be made in ac cordance with the survey and suggestions of Major Amos Stlckney, corps of engi neers, United States army, made in 188(1. No less than $175,000 is appropriated by the bill. To Transfer Military Rolls. Mr. Jones of Washington has introduced a Joint resolution in the House providing for the transfer of the military rolls and rec ords of the Indian wars, or any other wars prior to the civil war. now preserved in the Interior or other departments, to the rec ord and pension office. LACKED CONFIDENCE. "T ka<l no confidence In advertised medicines. But I bad heard so much of Dr. David Kennedy's Fa vorite Remedy I thought I would try it. I bad suf fered for a long time from a most horrible pain In uiy back caused by lumbago. "After 1 had used a second bottle of 'Favorite Remedy' I was entirely well. "A medicine ao worthy deserves the publicity t!iat its grateful beneficiaries can give it. "F. C. WILCOX. "55!? New Britain ave., Hartford, Conn." Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy Is the most successful medicine ever discovered for kid my. bludder, liver and blood disesses. Its record of cures ban made It famous in medical circles everywhere. It is recognised as a specific. It puri fies the blood and dissolves the excess of uric acid iu It, clears up the urine, restores the kidneys and bladder to their normal condition and gently movis the bowels. It Is better for constipation than any pills. Better for the nerves than any sedative. Better for the weak than any tonic. It Is purely vegetable It contains no minerals In any form, no daugeroub stimulants, no mercury or poisons. Chil dren and Invalids can take it with perfect safety. EDWARD STEVENS, Druggist, sells It in NEW jO CENT SIZE and the regular $1.00 slie bottles. Sample bottle enough for trial, free by mail. Dr. David Kennedy Corporation. Kondout, N. Y. "We sell and recommend Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy."?Edward T. Stevens, druggist. Uth and Pa. av*. n.w. Dr Kennedy's Magic Eye Salve for all Diseases >t Inflammations of (be Eya. 26c. It Is believed that the annual convention of the American Federation of Labor, in session at Boston. Mass., will come to a close next Saturday afternoon. There have been but few instances in the history of the federation when the annual session has run over two weeks. The present convention has left many matters that have come before it to the executive council for final adjust ment. It is likely that such matters will be taken up by the council immediately upon the adjournment of the convention. It is confidently believe# that President Samuel Gompers will again be elected to succeed himself. His re-election is appar ently a certainty, though, so far as Is known, he has never expressed a desire to be continued in the office. Mr. Gompers has a strong backing In the convention. To many of the more conservative leaders of the labor movement it seems unfair that Mr. Gompers, In view of his past record as the official head of the movement, should be displaced. Many of the leaders of W asn ington and other cities have often been heard to suggest that Mr. Gompers should be elected for a term of years. Instead of annually, as at present. The much-discussed "open shop contro versy came bofore the convention several days ago in a resolution of the committee on resolutions, in which it was 8U88^?d that the matter be referred to the commit tee of the executive council. Preslden Roosevelt was severely criticised in the res olutions for his attitude in the matter, it was further maintained thut the open shop." whether under private or K?ve'""" ment control, "cannot be recognized by or ganized labor." It was agreed that the suggestion of the committee be accepted. The words of the resolution that the 'open shop, whether under private or government control, cannot be recognized by organized labor." is. in the minds of many of the local leaders, an out-and-out Indorsement of the action of the International Brother hood of Bookbinders in the Miller case. The measures which are to be brought be fore Congress, mentioned in President Gom pers' annual report, the greater part of which has already appeared in these col umns, Include the eight-hour bill, the anti injunction bill and the violations of the eight-hour law. In connection with the vio lations of the last-named law President Gompers has included in his report the cor respondence with President Roosevelt, to gether with the substance of the reply of the latter. Referring to the eight-hour bill, President Gompers says: "The House of Representa tives unanimously passed this bill, and a large number of hearings were had upon the same before the Senate committee on education and labor. "Notwithstanding great pressure brought to bear by the opponents of the bill against its being reported, the committee ordered, and a favorable report was made thereon. Constant efforts were made to have the bill called up, but owlr.g to the consideration of the statehood and other bills which had precedence, it was not difficult for our op ponents to prevent its consideration by the S^ricito "The bill, therefore, failed of passage with the expiration of the Fifty-seventh Congress." As to the antl-lnjunction bill, he says. In part: "The bill commonly known as the antl lnjunction bill and drafted by the attorneys of the American Federation of Labor also passed the House of Representatives. The matter was before the Senate committee on judiciary, reported favorably, and then upon motion of Senator Piatt of Connecti cut recommitted to the committee. When that committee reported the bill it changed the essential features of the measure and contained a provision which made a pro injunction bill from an anti-Injunction bill. "Let me make the situation clear. There Is not now upon the statute books of the federal government or of any of the state governments any law which authorizes or contemplates the Issuance of writs of injunc tions as they havie been and are being issued In trade disputes between workmen and their employers. To such a change in the bill which made direct provision for the Issuance of Injunction we, of course, ob jected and preferred its defeat by non action rather than Its passage In the amended form." As to the violations of the eight-hour law the report contains the following: "Some time ago complaints reached me that the eight-hour law of the federal gov ernment was being violated by a Arm of contractors at Wheeling, W. Va., in the construction of work for the federal gov ernment. The complaint, with affidavits in substantiation thereof, was submitted to the Secretary of War, who replied by quot ing an opinion rendered by the Judge ad vocate general of the army to the effect that 'it is not the duty of the Secretary of War to institute proceedings for violations of the act of 18U2. Parties who think the law is being violated by contractors should submit their complaints to the proper United States attorney,' and that the War Department should be governed accord ingly." Mr. Gompers then gives a copy of the cor respondence he had with the President and with officials of the Treasury Department and says: "The President advised me that the mat ter will receive his Immediate attention It certainly seems fair that there should be uniform administration in all the depart ments of the government In regard "to the eight-hour law, which applies equally to all artisans, mechanics and laborers em ployed by the government or coming under the jurisdiction of the various departments This view was also orally communicated to the President, and it is confidently hoped that a general order, as indicated in the letter to the President, may soon be Issued by him." According to a statement by President Gompers the Immigration bill, with an educational clause, will again be brought to the attention of Congress. In that section of his report relative to the bill President Gompers states that the offi cials of the federation "advocated the passage of a comprehensive immigration bill containing an educational test clause It was made perfectly clear that the bill could not pass Congress including that provision. Your president was urged not to risk the fate of the bill by Insistence upon the bill sharing the fate of the eSS! cational test clause. I felt that no au thority was vested In me to withdraw the provision referred to. yet I could not persuade myself that the Interests of our fellow-workers would be furthered by Vlf uliUW a more comprehensive law Ihe bill was enacted without the educa tional test clause. The advocates, how ever, of this measure propose to intro duce it In this Congerss; and Inasmuch as the American Federation of Labor luis emphatically declared in favor of the educational test for the purpose of re stricting immigration, you are certainlv warranted In authorizing your officers to use every honorable means within the,? power for the enactment of this and such other measures as will protect the ln people of our country lOoTs-toSkV80*1 year endl?S June 1, 100,1, 8o7,04(J immigronts have come to our shores. At the Scranton convention we had presented to us a comprehensive address clearly showing the deteriorating ?wU,1V\?S weJl as the ^crease in quan* tity of the undesirable immigrants to our shores. We are not engaged in the dis cusslon of the relative merits of the free trade or protective tariff policies; bSt surely, if the manufacturers are to have the continued protection of a tariff the worklngmen of our country should not be compelled to bear the brunt of the fearful competition of the worst elements that can be gathered together from every corner, and the worst corners at that, of the whole world. The workers of our country are not narrow-minded i\or. c.in the charge be truthfully made that they are ungenerous. We assert in the interest of the masses of foreign countries as well as our own the flood gates of immigration to our country should be. If not entirely closed, at least >o guarded that we may not be over whelmed. So long as large numbers of the peoples or continental Europe can to a trc a* ft ii B?P CIRCLES a without restraint or restrlc our 8hores not only will they ?J?n? J,ear ''own the conditions of the ^!i ?S 1 .cLur country, but will afford the ??! ; ? the conditions obtaining In the countries which they left; In other words, the awful economic conditions obtaining in those countries, through tyranny and misrule, are bolstered up and given a lease of life, whereas. If proper re striction of immigration into our country ???if these people would remain in their own countries and compel changes and reforms to the betterment of their own conditions In their own homes; there by contributing to the uplifting of the entire human family." President Gompers calls attention to the fact that "under the guise of so-called anti trust laws lay the hidden purpose to attack the organizations of labor. We are all familiar with the so-called Sherman anti trust law, and we are also aware of the fact that under Its provisions the only per sons ever Indicted were a number of work men who sought to protect their Interests against an opponent, and that under the pretense of its provisions and the so-call3d Interstate commerce law the federal courts have issued the many injunctions enjoining workmen from doing those things for which there Is absolutely no prohibition in the : laws, and the doing of which is In no wise at variance or In conflict with the Constl "tion or any of the laws of our country. It Is because we have detected In the vari ous proposed bills, ostensibly to restrict or govern the trusts and other corporations or capital, the in&tdious purpose to attack the trade unions, which, by the way, have no semblance to the trusts, that we have urged in all measures of this character the following clause: Nothing herein shall be so construed as apply to the organizations of wage-earners having for their object the regulation of wages, hours and conditions of employ ment. With one exception this proposed clause nas always disclosed the real purpose whl?h the proposers had in Introducing their so called anti-trust bills both in the federal Congress and state legislatures; for when ever this exempting clause was submitted the proposers were unmasked and abandon ed their bills. The exception to which ref erence Is made Is the state of Texas, where, in the last session of Its legislature, a so called anti-trust bill was Introduced Th.? amendment exempting the unions from ths the bln was proposed, but not aaopted. The assurance was given by th? ro V^?a iSi?f the bl"' an<i the opinion was rendered by the attorney general of the i S under no circumstances could the provisions of that bill be interpreted to apply to organized labor; and yet, with nra?Jh? J"? after lts enactment, the Droli^nne dragged into court under its fabor in the s[|te members ?f organized th'ft^h?^L?EP??<:?ts are sut>tle and know that the work of the trusts and other corr b nations of capital are done by the few; A. operations are secretive whils labor6 e?ven rifla"^ 4 k? actions of organized e^en If only by reason of the laree numbers, must of necessity be ooen and tatlon orrtJhand s,u?cepllble to the interpre friinS r misinterpretations of the friend or foe as the case may be. ,aw?S?r Th^v avd Us members are the Li n?I1,.ask ?? immunity from ine law. rhey ask, and have a rie-ht t> that t?iere 8ha11 be accorded to before the LT" '0""' r'ght ?f toAthePeffteo,?a?hlte^reCelved ln thIs cl,y ! of St aS L ?We" M!,ler this city, delegates,' respe^wX^n?"1.t?f fnTeern^r F7eAdatI?" of mSSEIS and the International Association of Machinists to ?ie annual convention of the American Federation of Labor, are ill in Boston. Representative William J. Wynn. a mem dfstrirt ?*reSS from the flfth California district, was guest of honor at a recent , meeting of the Washington Lodge of the Mr Wvnnnt? Asso.claUon of Machinists. , Mr, Wynn is a union macninist and, with ! ST?K1Ve Edwal;d J" LK'ernash, also of California, was elected to the House of Representatives on the union labor ticket. His desk ln the House, on the open ing day of the session, was decorated with a huge floral piece ln the shape of the in fo^Modge machinists, the gift of the Owing to the absence from the city of the officials of the American Federation of nothing can 1)6 'earned as to what action President Roosevelt has taken In the controversy between the United States Ma and the American Federation of . ^i! Papers bearing on the con tention. together with a full explanation of the dispute, were presented to the Presi dent through Secretary Moody recently by Secretary Owen Miller of the musicians. After a suspension of operations for sev eral weeks, occasioned by the general sym pathetic strike of the union setters, the work of Installing the marble settings etc ln Stoneleigh Court, Secretary Hay's apart ment house, at the corner of Connecticut avenue and L street, has been resumed. The resumption of this work at that structure Is the result of"a signed agreement entered into by Mr. James Parsons, the contractor, and the officials of the national organiza tion of marble setters. The strike against marble firms which furnish the marble is still ln force, however. It was expected that the work at Stone leigh Court would be resumed several weeks ago. At that time the president of the set ters visited Washington and conferred with Mr. Parsons. It was agreed that if Mr. Parsons would write a letter to the marble firms suggesting that the dispute be sub mitted to arbitration the strike would be suspended pending the decision of the arbi tration committee. It was further under stood that notwithstanding the possible re fusal of the employers to receive the sug gestion the union setters should complete their work at the apartment houBe. Mr. Farsons complied with the wishes ol the national president, but when the date for the resumption of work arrived, none of the setteis put ln an appearance. Further correspondence led to another conference between Mr. Parsons and the president of the setters, at which Mr. Parsons agreed I to pay Its setters $1 extra per day. pro vided they would return to work imme diately. Under this agreement the setters returned to work several days ago. The union bricklayers and electrical workers of New York have submitted to ar bitration the dispute as to which organiza tion is entitled to the work of cutting holes in walls or cell.ngs through which electric wires pass. The bricklayers, it it, said, have been doing such w<?rk for several years. The Mormon Church and the labor unions of Salt Lake City are arrayed against each other. The fight is to compel the church to recognize organized labor. The lirst action ln that direction was taken by the union printers recently, it was agreed that the official org.ui of tho Mormon Church should be declared unfair and all local newspapers fo .d 'en to exchange matrices or type with ti e publication. The Mormon Church has l.&ewise forbidden any member of its fold to join the unions. The supreme court of Rhode Island re cently handed down a decision on the con stitutionality of a limited work-day law which will be far-reaching in Its effect, ac cording to the official Journal of the union street car employes, wti.-h says: "It has been a part of the tendency of civilization to shorten the working day, sometimes by mutual agreement through the influence of trade unions, sometimes by legislation. With one or two exceptions thus far the legislation has been llmiied in Its applica tion to women and children. This line was drawn on the theory that children are minors and women are wards of tho state, not being citizens and having no voting rights. "The legislature of Rhode Island passed a law restricting the working hours of em ployes of street railway corporatt- ns to ten hours a day, and making any contract to the contrary illegal. The supreme court has Just decided that this law Is constitu tional, on the ground that it In for the pub lic gf 'Kl, and In this op.nien the court had only 4,'iiu dissenting vote. The majority de 631 to 639' Mass. Avenue N. W. Bargains hi Sideboards, Our big lino of Dining Room Furniture is a striking combination of high qualities and low price-. The assortment is very generous, and gives you the choice of man; pat terns at all prices. Our reputation guarantees the quality of every piece, and you can judge the lo vness of the prices yourself, as every tag is marked in plain figures. The Handsome Side board Shown Here Is one of the hundred different pat terns. It is of solid oak, well made and finished. The carvings are well executed, and it has a large, flmvless French plate mirror. It is a big, capacious Sideboard and satisfac tory in every way. Price, $117.5(0). clared that 'the public safety rannot he made dependent on private contracts.' In other words, that workmen shall be pro tected against being compelled by mere necessity to make contracts which endan ger public safety." The long-drawn-out fight of the union quarrymen of Bethesda, North Wales, against Lord Penrhyn, the Welsh peer, for recognition of the union, lias ended in a manner unfavorable to the Interests of organized labor, according to a recent dis patch in the Philadelphia Press. Tl>;< struggle of the quarrymen against Lord Penrhyn has been in progress for the last three years and is known to every union leader in the world. The Central I,abor Union of Philadelphia has adopted resolutions imposing a tine upon all allied organizations which fail to employ regular union men for all kinds of labor. The resolutions were adopted aft<.r a long discussion, in which some interest ing points were brought out. One of the delegates questioned the right of union men to do the work of bartenders a;.d waiters at an entertainment given by his organiza tion. It was contended that the union bar tender and waiter was thus deprived of work by the action of the labor union men in filling the position without remuneration. President Leps defended the union men in question, and said: "Union men have a perfect right to do gratuitous work of that kind. We can do the work of other crafts in our homes without violating- any laws of trades unionism. If I choose to do so I can hang paper in my own home or do any other work. Is a man a scab simply because he allows his wife to mend a tear in his overcoat or suit instead of taking it to a union tailor?" When a vote was finally taken it was decided to try to break up the practice by the Imposition of fines. In a communication received by the sec retary of tihe Central Labor Union from Mr. E. J. Roche, the delegate representing the central body in the convention of the American Federation of Labor, now in ses sion at Boston, he states that it is a very busy convention and that an adjournment is not possible before nexit Monday. Mr. Roche states that he introduced the resolu tions recently adopted by the Central La bor Union relative to the members of the local organization of Amalgamated car penters taking the places of Brotherhood carpenters on strike; also tiie resolutions recently adopted by the local Central Union protesting against the letting of con tracts for mall pouches to the employers of convict labor. Several weeks ago the carpenters affil iated with the Central Labor Union report ed that in some departments of the gov ernment men of the craft were paid less than the prevailing rate of wages. At that time a committee was appointed to call on Col. Symons and secure the advance of wages to the carpenters In Ills department to $3.00 per day, which is the union rate of wages. It is stated that the committee was unsuccessful in its endeavor, and at the last meeting of the Central Labor Union the following statement and resolution submitted by local Carpenters' Union No' 884, were Indorsed by that body: "It being known to us that the rate of wages for carpenters and Joiners employed at their trades in and around the propagat ing gardens of the United States govern ment, under the direct control of Colonel Symons, Is $3 per dny, and It further ap liearing that the general rate of wages in the city of Washington for carpenters is ?3.50 per day; and it further appearing that certain bureaus under your control pay the aforesaid rate; and that Colonel Symons employed carpenters at the rate of ?1 a day; and it appealing further that a committee of the Central Labor Union of the District of Co'umbla called on Colonel Symons and requested that he increase the wage of the carpenters under his charge from W to $3.00 a day; and It further appearing tliait Colo nel Symons agreed to take the matter under advisement and inform the committee of his determination in the premises, and Colonel Symons not having informed the committee as agreed or communicated with the Central Labor Union, it is resolved that the Secretary of War be requested to Issue the necessary orders directing Colonel Sy mons to pay the men who were under his charge as carpenters from May, ltXKS. to the present date the additional sum of 50 cents a day." The claims of the national association of brewery worKers and the national organiza tion of teamsters to the control of beer drivers and stablemen has resulted in a local factional contention which at the last meeting of the Central Labor Union largely disturbed the usual harmony of the pro ceedings of that body. The trouble, it Is stated, was caused by the withdrawal of about thirty members from Beer Drivers and Stablemen's Union, No. 234. of the In ternational Union of Brewery Workers and the formation of a union under charter from the International Brotherhood of Team Drivers. As a result of the protest of the brtwery beer drivers against the seating of the union chartered by the team sters the matter was referred to the organ ization committee of the Central Labor Union, wldch, after investigation, submit ted the following report: "The committee unanimously reeomm md that Beer Drivers and Statesmen's Union. No. 818, of the International Brotherhood of Team Drivers be not seated in the Cen tral Labor Union until such time as ilie matter of trade Jurisdiction is settled by the organizations of the International Brewery Workers and the International Brotherhood of Team Drivers to the satis faction of the American Federation of La bor." After a very lively discussion of the re port of the committee th matter was dis posed of by the chair ruling that the cen tral body, consistent with the law of the American Federation of Labor, could not admit the union of beer drivers chartered by the teamsters so long as the rival claims of the two national organizations are unde cided. It matters little what It is that you want ?whether a situation or a servant?-a "want" ad. in The Star *111 reach the per son who can fill your need. sS, A DELICIOUS DESSERT, FOR DAINTY PEOPLE; fruit THE ACID OF FRUIT flavors is pleasant lo the taste, good for the blood and a splendid regulator. Jellycon comes in six pure fruit flavors, makes a delicious dessert and can be prepared in three minutes. All grocers have a fresh supply and it is selling rapidly. 10 Cents a Package. e. 5. BURNHAM CO., new YORK. CHRIS! IANCY TESTIFIES In the Trial of Miller and Johns at Cincinnati. In the trial of D. V. Miller of Terr? Haute, formerly an assistant attorney In the Post Office Department at Washington, and J. M. Johns of Rockvllle, Ind., for an alleged conspiracy to extort bribes, In Cin cinnati, yesterday Joseph T. Watson occu pied the witness stand during the forenoon, and Charles T. Nolan of St. Louis during the afternoon. The principal witness of the day was G^o. A. Chrlstlancy of Michigan, who was first assistant attorney in the Post Office De partment under Tyner, when Miller was second assistant attorney. Chrlstlancy. after testifying to all of the hearings an>l rulings in the Kyan ease, described the cir cumstances under which he had finally dis missed that case. He said that Miller had referred to the Arnold and other cases where the use of the mails was allowed, after investigations had been ordered, and thought the same should be done in the Ryan case. Christiancy said that Miller, In suggest ing the letter closing the Ryan case, had not advised him fully about the character of the latest reports of the post office In spectors, which were unfavorable to Ryan continuing the use of the mails. In his cross-examination Christiancy Identified his own interview In a Washing ton newspaper after tho charges were made against Miller, in which the witness said that the Ryan case was "as straight as a string." The witness stated that the facts in the article referred .to \*ere prepared by Mr. Huebner of the Post Office Department, and submitted to Gen. and Mrs. Tyner. Watson is secretary to Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow, and was con cealed behind Bristow's high roller desk at the time Miller was first confronted with the charges regarding the rulings permit ting John J. Ryan & Co.. turf commission ers, to continue the use of the malls. Wat son read Ills stenographic notes of the ques tions propounded at that time by lien. Robb and Chief Inspector Cochran, and the replies of Miller, the latter not knowing at the time that lie was being fully reported. FARMERS URGED TO ACT. Brigham Tells Grange to Fight Labor or Trust Tyranny. J. H. Brlgham of Washington, / ssistant Secretary of Agriculture, Mcnilay ad dressed the National Grange, of which he was master f(+r nine years, at Rochester, N. Y. He urged the farmers to take a lirm stand against the tyranny of organized labor and organized capital. Both, he said, were threatening problems which the agri cultural class alone could solve. "There are many important problems be fore the nation which can never be settled rightly without the intelligence and assist ance of the farmer. You must insist upon maintaining the liberty and freedom of the citizen. "You must prevent associations of capi tal or labor from defrauding any citizen of the liberty which is his, and which gives him the right to support his family 2:3 he best may. You must stand against the boy cott and lockout. "Also you must stand against the limita tion on the ojiput of manufacturers and agolnst restriction upon tne willing worker doing the best he can for his employer be cause he can produce bettor ? ?ork than his. associates. "You must also protest .wainst the mon opolization of production and the interfer ence with competition along proper lines. You must tal-e a lively inter- : in legisla tion. It Is for the good of your family (hat you object earnestly to class legislation." Assistant Secretary Brlgham, in conversa tion with the New York Tribune corre spondent, said the Department of Agricul ture intended to ask Congress for an appro priation of $500,000 for emergency cases, such a8 the foot and mouth disease, which it wai called upon to combat last year. He attributed the enormous crope this * '.ar to tlie climatic conditions, and also to the ad vance in - intelligence which marks the t&rmer'u methods. FOR SOME PUBLIC ENTERPRISE. Folk Will Ask That "Boodle Fund" B6 Turned Over. Cir-niit Attorney Folk of St. Louis will, in tl e course of a few days, file a petition in the circuit court asking that final dispo sition be made of the $7f>,<?00 "boodle" fund wlik'h played a prominent part in the re cent grand Jury Investigation, by turning it over to the city of St. Louis for us? in soma public enterprise. The money was licld In escrow in th? safely vault of the Lincoln Trust Company, pending the passage by the house of dele gates of the measure giving to the St. Louis and Suburban railway the right of way over certain thoroughfares In the city, together with other important franchises. The money, which was deposited two years ago, was to have been paid over to the members of the "boodle combine'' after the bill became an ordinance, but the grand Jury investigation, indictments and trial prevented. B>., F. and P. R. R. Co. Begins Suit. A dispatch from Richmond, Va., says: The first step looking to testing the valid ity of the franchise tax levies on the rail roads of Virginia by the corporation com mission was t;ikc>. yesterday, when the R., F. and I'. Railroad Company made applica tion to Judge Weilford of the city circuit court, Richmond, for an injunction restrain ing the auditor of public accounts from colle< ting the tax fr< m that road. Metsrs. Hill, Carter and W:ll!am J. Leake, counsel for the company, argued the case, contending that the visible property and tha profits therefrom were exempt from taxa tion, and by reason thereof the company was riso exempt from the payment of the franchise tax. Attorney <General William A. Anderson argued the case for the state, and the case was submitted to the judge for decision. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Com pany, it is stated on high authority, will make no contest over the amount of taxes It will bo required to pay to the city this year. The taxes are about ?54.000, as com pared with $1H,<XN> paid heretofore. The confident beli< f is also expressed in Inside circles that the company's general office* will be kept here. SISNED BOND PROTECTS YOU Mi-o-na Costs Vou Nothing if It Fails to Restore Health, Says F. S. Williams &. Co The poor, thin, emst-Iut**! dyspeptic, when he be comes pliunp, rosy antl robust, after using Mi-o-na, forgets that there is sueii a tt:np as Indigestion. 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