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Standard Sewing Machine The Best on thoMarket, ' Needles, Oils,' Belts and all: kinds of Repairs. Alsc Guns, Pistols and Ammunition the best. Affont for Columbia Uraphophone. UraphophonoB and records for sale. Bought, and which has been has borne the signature of Signature of . AUG. RIEKE, UNDERTAKER AND EiBALiER. MISSOURI. hand. Hearse furnished when desir ADOLPH'S ewelry Store, Ironton, Mo. oeks and Jewelejj, Washington Correspondence. Washington, D. C, July 25, '03. Still speaking of the Missouri delegation in the Congress of the United States, it will not do to ig nore the Hon. Macenas E. Benton, of Neosho, "the little giant of the southwest." Mr. Benton belongs to the family of Bentons'of Mis souri, of which Thomas H. Benton was the most distinguished. If he were alive to-day ho would be proud of the modest little gentle man who bears his name with honor and'dignity in the national House of Representatives. Mr. Benton is a very poor windjammer or hot-air merchant. He seldom gets to his feet, but when ho does there is some Republican . who wishes he had kept his seat. He comes about as nigh knowing what he is talking about as any man in the Congress, and is one of the ablest orators of that body. He has had very little opportunity to ndulge in pyrotechnic oratory in the House, and indeed he does not care to do so. He knows, as does every one else familiar with the situation, that he is going against the coldest proposition in the world; that he cannot change a vote on the Republican side of the chamber and that the Democrats who; would vote with him any way are either in the cloak rooms tell ing yarns or else writing letters and will not pay any attention to his remarks. If that is not enough to put a crimp in any man with oratory to unload, what would you call it? Mr. Benton did, however, submit a-iew remarks toward the close of the first session of the 57th Congress that both sides of the House listened to with close atten tion. He is a member of the Ap propriation Committee and he sub mitted a report of the expenditures of the first session of the Republi can Congress that made some Re publican eyes become unnaturally visible. His summary or compil ation of the extravagance of that first session proved that the Re publicans not only were -responsible for , the first billion-dollar Congress, but then for the first bil lion-dollar session of a Congress, as the appropriations aggregated over a billion dollars. Mr. Benton s complimented by having thousands of his reports printed and sent out by the Democratic Congressional Committee as one of its best documents. Mr. Benton is the first man who ever was discharged from office for "pernicious activity" in politics. This occurred in. 1886 when he was United States Attorney in Western Missouri under the first Cleveland administration. He was soon re instated and served in that ca1 oacity until 1889. There never was a bettor Democrat' on earth than this original "offensive parti san," and his constituents compli ment their own intelligence by re taining him in Congress. . The Littauer glove contract is still agitating the War Department and official Washington. On ae count of the peculiar relationship existing between President Roose volt and Congressman Littauer, the question is on the tip of every man's tongue, "What will Roosevelt do about this latest scandal that gets close to him?" At a Harvard Col lege dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria hptel in New York on the 23d of February, 1900, Roosevelt declared with pride and emotion that his closest personal friends and polit ical adviser was Mr. Lucius N. Lit' tauer, member of Congress from New York. To quote his exact language : "I want to tell you that it is a Congressman who is my most intimate personal friend, and who is my closest political adviser." "Who is he?" came from all sides?" : "Lucius Littauer," said Roose velt. V The laws of the United States forbid a member of Congress to take any government contract, Tlie New York Sun, a Republican newspaper, friendly to Mr. Roose velt, of course, reveals the fact that Mr. Littauer, during the Spanish American war, manufactured some five hundred thousand dollars worth of gloves and other supplies bought by the United States Gov' ernment. A man named Lyon got I I Toko Laxative Bromo Qiginme Ttuets. Seven Million boxes sold In post 12 montUs. Tfefe Signature, imiMnMiMiHimm Do You , Do You Do You Do You Do You Do You Do You CASH STORE OF IRONTON. Opposite American Hotel. MULLIN & BROWN. the contract from the Government, and Littauer made tho cloves for Lyon. In a letter to Lyon, Lit tauer, asks whether he (Littauer) shall go and see the responsible War Department official, General Luddington, "in regard to other glove contracts." And Littauer's brother acted as bondsman for Lyon in the procuring of contracts. What will Mr. Roosevelt do un der the circumstances? Will he instruct the Attorney General to investigate the matter? He cannot doubt that his indorsement of Mr. Littauer would have great weight with the War Department. Mr. Littauer may not have known, in spite of his offer to see a certain official, that Lyon really got the contracts on the strength of repre senting Mr. Roosevelt's intimate friend. But what will Mi'. Roosevelt do? He has not hesitated to give us his views of official purity. He has said, "Words are good when backed up by deeds, ancl only so." Will his words be backed by deeds in this case? Or is there a differ- once between an ordinary- indi vidual and the Harvard graduate who happens to be the President's "closest political friend and ad viser." The people would perhaps like to ask Mr. Roosevelt this question : What can be expebted of the Postoffiee people if the intimate political friend and most trusted adviser of the President "makes a profit of some ninety thousand dol lars on Government contracts, when the law says that no member of Congress-shall profit by such a con tract, directly or indirectly? Mr. Roosevelt has said that he proposes to have everything about him "as clean as a hound's tooth." Isn't it about time for him to buy a carload of tooth brushes? There is another phase of this glove contract matter that has never been exploited in the press of the country. Tho people know nothing about it and it contains a whole lot of meat for meditation upon the ways that are dark and the tricks that are vain, as pracM faced. Dy tne astute ana unscrupul ous Secretary of War, Mr. Root. Ho is at present making a lot of fuss about investigating this glove contract, but he is doing the cuttle fish act. He is spewing out a lot of stuff, that darkens' the. waters, and no one can see his work. Inr stead of placing tho investigation of this glove contract in the hands of the regular army inspector in charge, and who is thoroughly familiar with it in every detail, he sends for a "new man, a Mr. Gar- To Core -a ..Cold in One Day TIT ODESTIONS F Need Shoes? GO TO MULLIN & BROWN. Need Clothing? GO TO MULLIN & BROWN. Need Underwear, Hose, Etc? GO TO MULLIN & BROWN. Need Hats? GO TO MULLIN & BROWN. Need Jewelry? GO TO MULLIN & BROWN. Need To Save Money? GO TO MULLIN & BROWN. Need ANYTHING? GO TO MULLIN & BROWN. i n i n i r lington, who knows nothing about the true inwardness of it, and gives him his instructions as to how he is to carry on the investigation and what ho is to investigate. He cir cumscribes ancl limits his discre tion in the matter. He tells him to investigate everything except one, and that one contains the milk in tho cocoanut. That is the manner in which tho contract is drawn. It is drawn in such a manner as to call for a certain and specific kind of glove, and that kind of glove is made only by tho Littauer Broth ers, glove manufacturers of New York. Thus, no matter who got the contract from the War Depart ment ho would have to go to the Littauer Brothers to have the gloves made and they would reap the profits. Will President Roosevelt pleaso have that phase of the con tract investigated? If he does, his "close political friend and adviser" is in danger of wearing stripes. It is up to the President. Let's give him a chance. Since the "Iowa idea" has been knocked over the ropes by the Re publican party and the American Protective Tariff League has won a signal victory for the "standpat ters" there has arisen a demand for a sort of tariff revision that stands a good chance to receive re spectful attention at the December session of Congress. It is some thing radically different from the "Iowa idea." It emanates from the sugar trust, and is based upon assertions that German "cartel" producers intend to ship enormous quantities of cheap sugar to the United States as soon as the aboli tion of sugar bounties, recently arranged for at Brussels, goes into effect on September 1st. The mag nates of the American Sugar Trust pretend that this constitutes a grave danger, and that it is the duty of Congress to pass legislation pro viding for an extension of the sys tem of contrervailing duties. They devoutely believe in the necessity and benefits of countervailing du ties, ever since the United States Supreme Court upheld the right gf the Government to levy such duties on Russian sugar. The Sugar Trust has presented its demand at the proper psychological moment; that is, just when the Republican party is "in the market" for "dig nified" campaign contributions. It is a poor Trust that does not know its political opportunity. Considering tho fact that the "Iowa idea" is as exceeding unpopular, and protection alongrthodox lines still the supreme fotish in high Re publican circles, it is not at all im probable that tho sugar monopoly's In Two Days. S&YT wv every rvnrt box. 25c. n request that something be done in a legislative way to protect it against European competition will readily be complied with. As one of our most promising "infant in dustries," tho Sugar Trust must be given all the protection that it needs, or thinks it . needs.. Its capitalization is diluted with such a bit amount of water that a con tinuance of fat dividends on pre ferred and common shares would be made impossible by unre strained competition. The Trust's grip upon the domestic sugar mar ket must not be loosened. Con sumers are prosperous and do not mind a little more "bleeding." And the Trust needs the money, and the Republican party needs it still more. Tho Havemeyer idea of tariff revision should bo and probably will be given a rousing reception by the Republican ma jority in Congress. It is up-to-date and practicable. The men who conceived it are neither "cranks" nor "doctrinaires." They are just common, every-day thieves and that class is iust now in fine fettle and stand high in Republi can circles. T'ell with tho people. Charles A. Edwards. To Cure A Cold In One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggests refund the money if it fails to cure. ' E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. The Passing of a Righteous Man. Pope Leo XIII. is dead and the civilized world mourns his passing Sorrow is not confined to Catholi cism, but extends even beyond the bounds of Protestantism. The death of a righteous man is a uni versal loss and no church nor creed can monopolize righteousness There arc many who deny the doctrine of the infallibility of the Pope, there are those who dispute the methods and tenets of Cathol icity, but there is none who can deny the object the worship of God the object of all the churches of Christendom. Popo Leo, the man, was hardly less remarkable than Pope Leo, the Christian. Reaching the ex treme ago of 03, he was to tho time of his death active physically and mentally. He' gave audiences to pilgrims, officiated at masses, ancl wrote with vigor up to the very day he was stricken. His life was pure and peaceful ; his ago the fulfill ment of tho promise: "Let thine heart' keep My commandments: For length of days and long life, and peace shall they add to thee." It is on such occasions that man is brought nearer to the light and can perceive with clearer vision that righteousness is the only church; that denominations are but petty, finite bafriers to a universal brotherhood in the Creator. And it is evidenced in the universal sor row for a righteous man. St. Louis Clironicle. Free Speeeh Impregnable. There may be persons, in judic 'al office or elsewhere, so short- ighted or un-American as to sup pose that the constitutional right jf free speech in this country may in some, way be abridged by ser vants of the people, but thus far the history of the nation and of the states contains nothing to sup port the view. Missourians may safely assume that they are under no exceptional limitations in this respect and that no court can ever successfully dispute their right to say and publish what they please outside the few and clearly defined statutory limits of legal contempt. If the utterance is a libel there are legal remedies open to all citizens alike, subject to the common right of jury. Two kinds of constitu tional rights are not existent in Missouri, one for the state supreme court, and one for the rest of the population. In its arraignment of two Republican editors of Missouri for alleged contempt the state su preme court has imposed fines, with only a few words outlining the grounds on which the penalty was adjudged, one of the court an nouncing that "at a later time, so that all persons may have warning, an opinion will be prepared along these lines." It would have been fairer and and far more satis factory to the people to have the opinion at the same moment they hear of the punishment. One of the editors fined says ho merely copied the article the pub lication of which, the state su preme court holds, places the ed- 1 itor responsible for the publication in content of that court. Tho article charged the court with a corrupt decision of the suit of a citizen of Johnson county against a railway for personal injuries. After years of delay and numerous trials back and forth, the state su premo court decided in favor of the railway company. It is reported that almost tho entire population of Johnson county were surprised at the decision and hold it to be un just. A Warrensburg paper de nounced it as corrupt, and its ed itor, cited to Jefferson City, has been fined $500 for contempt. As the opinion of the court, beyond a few words, is withheld, full com ment and analysis must necess arily be postponed. Criticism will be searching when tho court ven tures to present its full opinion for publication. As far as this action of the state supreme court may be designed to intimidate the press of the state, or cover faults or usurption of the court itself, the result will be con trary to that intended. Missour ians, regardless of party, stand by free speech and will exercise it to the fullest extent, acknowledging, at the same time, their responsi bility for libel, subject to the ver dict of a jury They make the constitution and they elect state supreme judges to act under it. They will say precisely what they choose of the completed decisions of that court and of the porsonal conduct of its members. They have, disastrously as we believe, fixed the term of supreme judges at ten years. The object was to remove the court from political in fluences ; the result seems to have been the reverse. There is not a member of the present court who would not be overwhelmingly and deservedly defeated if he ever presents himself at the polls again for the suffrages of his fellow-citizens. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. OAi5?OXlIA. 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