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S&VS G?t fc*L [i & ?»v Nop bgi Xv 1 vJ&-~ Published Daily By The TIMES-REPUBLICAN PRINTING CO. TESRMS: One year by mail $6.00 By the month by mull Delivered by carrier by the month. Rural route edition per year....... 4.00 Entered at the postoftice at Marshall town as second class mail matter. EASTERN OFFICE R. J. Shannon, Manager, Brunswick nullding, New York. N. Y. CUMMINS A "DISTURBER." Anti-Cummins newspapers are re viving the complaint that the governor i« a disturbur and therefore should be eliminated as a political factor. The charge is true in part. Ever since Cummins aspired to succeed John H. Gear in the United States senate and took up the advocacy of certain prin ciples anil reforms, he has been a disturber. He disturbed the equanimity under which certain men sat en trenched in party power in this state, because they feared, thru him, the loss of control of patronage by Which they curbed legislation inimical to the in terests they represented. Cummins grew as a disturber when the things he stood for secured to him the sup port of people who are ever ready to follow a leader who espouses the right. He became a disturber so obrfoxlous to corporate hirelings and selfish Job seekers thut they deemed it necessary to inaugurate a campaign to "pound 'Cummins into the earth." It was then the alignment in Iowa became very distinct. As a disturber Cummins grew in the confidence and affections of the people. The anti-pass, 2-cent fare and primary election laws had their inception and their fruition in these same disturbing qualities of the governor's and certain r&llWay attor neys are noW finding it difficult to earn gps^ their salaries because of laws adverse to the exercise of their peculiar talents. Cummins continues to grow as dls turber and the people that would embarrass President Taft. Of course he will have offers to become president of a university and could es tablish the greatest editorial-magazine in the world by becoming Its editor, We reached a crisis primarily be cause in a period of business expan sion we had borrowed up all of th» loanable funds of the country. This had to stop some time, but rising Interest rates and refusal of bankers to finance 1 new enterprises could have checked I business gradually and In a reason able way had not our banks been so weak in their organization. The crash was precipitated by the falling of trust companies and the trust companies proved the first to break because our jaws had failed to require them to car ry adequate reserves against their de posits. Then when the Calling of the weak banks shocked confidence and banks everywhere were suddenly In -i sore need of more currency than any ordinary reserve could supply, there was no place from which they could obtain it. The process of buying gov ernment bonds and taking out cur /fl rency Is too slow. They were com .,'jj pel led to resort to an Illegal, unauthor ized and panic breedingoiearlng house certificate which bears on its face a .sound of a^arm. re a a provided whereby a bank could have XT promise to con- '...v: fer on him the power of greater ac compllshment. Yes, Cumfnlns Is a disturber. So 13 Roosevelt. So is Folk. Let the dis turbance continue. O O O S E E Ms What shall .we do with Roosevelt, anyway? He will not be president again and he is too young to cease ac tive -work for his government. Some have suggested that he ibreak into the senate so as to let us see a few of the special Interest senators climb the tall tliriber. Others would have him suc ceed Root as secretary of state but (P.A S V' ^v" ^.rf ?w ,\ v^ 4 .- '.*• but in none of these capacities can ho inscribe his initials so deeply upon the man. marble slabs of history as he could from Iowa can be retained as a BIyth if he would be known in the school man and control over the organization i- boy's histories for thousands of years received credit from the government for its general assets and whereby it could have obtained currency by tele graph. By putting up wide margins and paying an Insurance premium in the way of a tax the government could be both guaranteed by tho banks' as sets and insured by the tax from all the banks against loss. There would then be currency enough available to allay panics and keep the public s.it lsfiod with money which looked no dif ferent from the money it had always received until a condition of overloans and strained credit could be eased off by gradual liquidation. Even business man In .distress about those notes at the bank which he Viad expected to renew and every wage worker laid off owing to temporary shut downs to reduce expense, have a vital interest In this subject. The farmer who has been caught by the drop in the price of hogs is interested. We should all study currency reform even In preference to trust busting or rate regulation. It is fully as important as testing seed corn or organizing la bor unions. AFAR REACHING SAME. It takes experienced politicians to play the political game. The amateurs may number ten to one but the one can always get half way down the course by his knowledge of getting started. In this matter of national delegates, for Instance, one would think there was little Importance in the result. Both standpatters and pro gressives are for Taft yet why do the manipulators prize control of the dele gate convention? Why do they select men of their own kind from normal Cummins counties for the delegate honors as they have done In Tama bounty? If their only Interest was In Taft they might let things drift but they get busy and make up their slates early. H«ye is the game as it appears from the look-out tower of a newspaper of fice. The delegates to the state con vention Will vote on four delegates at large to the national convention. The factional alignment in this state is dis tributed so, peculiarly that the antis can control six out of eleven districts in the district caucuses and still fail to control the state convention where all the counties in the state vote togeth er. By setting up standpatters or antls in the Cummins counties they will con trol the delegation from that bounty in the state convention. It then can be advertised all over Iowa from now un til the June primaries that a Cummins county has gone back on the governor because of Allfson. The four delegates at large can be named- from well known enemies of the progressive fac tion and notice served on the state that the antis are in the ascendency again, all to be advertised that the tide against Cummins, Is Irresistible. Then if Taft fails on the first ballot the delegation. will be right for Shaw or §ome reactionary, anti-Roosevelt and to come as the man who built the political game is best understood by canal. the Let Roosevelt 'become governor-gen- too busy at home. r* eral of the canal zone with instructions to stay by it until the canal has been built We have hia views of a quitter in his epistle to Engineer Stevens and it is assured us that if he. tackled the to it fffl Changing the geographies of two continents Is a Jdb of sufficient di mensions to attract the next ex-presi dent.- To divert the shipping of the entire western hemisphere and to change the course of commerce for all the centuries to come Is an achieve ment that would make the effort worth while. Then think of the wild game thiit abounds In these Jungles! Let the president dig the canal and give him every Saturday afternoon off for a hunting trip. The American people he assured of an honest Job. Hun dreda of millions and the destines of •future nations would be ably guarded. :»WZ V•. ^WE ARE ALL INVOLVED. It is difficult to arouse interest in currency reform and yet every busi ness man and every wage worker is suffering apprehension for the future because of a (business disturbance which could have and would have been avoided very largely had our currency and banking system been repaired In its weak parts. The national committeeman federal patronage preserved. The professionals. The other class ar« Topics if tiK Times When nearly every newspaper was predicting that Haugen would run for governor the T.-R. asserted that Hau gen had no such intention and Haugen has since said thru his political man ager that the T.-R. was right The Carroll Herald believes that people in Iowa would be delighted to see Lafe Young made minister to Spain. What does the Scranton Jour nal think about it? Every candidate in Iowa, democrat, republican and populist, this year will have to announce his candidacy "sub ject to the will of the voters." He don't even have to line up with caucus boss es except to go to the delegate con vention which has not yet come under the statewide primary. The Des Moines Capital repeats that the Marshalltown T.-R. says the Tor bert letter has been forgotten and then comments: "What a frost the T.-R. would be in a guessing contest." Come now, the T.-R. will compare Its delegate convention guesses with those of the Capital for the last six years. Who wants to show up? If any merchant or farmer has not yet learned the value of newspaper ad vertising let him watch the candidates. "I want to tell you, sir, that this panic don't affect the farmers." "Don't eh? Well, you jest oughter see the prodigal sons thet's been thrown back on us."—Judge. County, state and municipal bonds are safe enough for currency collateral. If we had a central bank of Issue, how ever, a bank could get currency upon a satisfactory showing of mortgages, commercial paper and general assets and the currency would be safe. Dollars to doughnuts, now, that Mr. Good will not get the support of his home newspaper or of any other in the district wearing a postoffice halter. Auditor Carroll Is a ciean, honest man and so is Oarst. Carroll is an able man and so Is Garst, but Garst has the courage of his convictions and you know where to find him. If the legislature last winter had been com posed of men like Carroll there would S -jv 1»- 1 4» 1 have been none to light for the legis lation that the people are so grateful for. One oan be passively competent and another can be uggresiveiy com petent. The only thing In politics that any living man can got the editor of the T.-R. to deliver is the support of the T.-R. and up-to-date he has never yet failed to deliver what he promised. "Cummins writes the letter giving tho assurance, Torbert and Allison's friends are satisfied Cummins is elect ed governor by the help of Allison's friends, and now he Is a candidate for •United States senator." argues the Burlington Hawkeye, as to the Torbert letter. Then why did the Hawkeyo argue that the Dubuque delegation was named against ('imimlns in Allison's interest? Was tho Hawkeye .liveived by the letter Into supporting Cum mins The T.-R. sincerely hopes that Thaw will go raving crazy and end this nauseating trial. It would serve a good public purpose. The man who advertised that the thief was known who stole his cow admitted the next morning when the cow came home with a new born calf by her side, that it pays to advertise. With presidencies of trust compan ies in waiting for our secretaries of the treasury even .before their chairs are warmed, there ought to be little criti cism of Inadequate salaries to cabinet officers. Suppose now that the standpatters are willing to agree upon a united sup port of Taft by Iowa's delegation, what would they dp about the nation al committeeman from Iowa? Eight years ago when Blythe controlled at Philadelphia. Cummins, who had served McKinley so well, was turned down for Ernest Hart, a henchman of the Burlington machine. Taft believes that labor unions have a right to strike but that they should not commit violence. He believes that injunctions are a necessary power permit courts to preserve order In times of imminent danger but he be lieves that injunctions should not bo issued without both sides toeing heard and he believes that where contempt has been committed a disinterested judge should hear the case. .Toe Lane's connection with an Alli son club probably surprises the state, but it does not surprise many Cum mins men. It would not have sur prised them a year ago. "It is an evil bird that fouls its own nest," reiterates the Sioux City Jour nal, and now if the Journal will ad mit the republican party to be its own nest, the self incrimination will have 'been complete. The old fashioned delegate conven tions and caucuses will have to do only with the naming of delegates to the national convention. The nominations of candidates will be made at the pri maries in June. v. Patient—Doctor, do you think that people are occasionally buried alive? Doctor (reaBsuredly)—It never hap pens to my patients—Catholic Trib une. IOWA OPINIONS AND NOTES. "Cummins has the courage of his convictions, while Allison never has had the courage to give an opinion one way or the other on any question, or vital importance," says the Baxter1 New Bra. The Council Bluffs Nonpareil can see that "the growth and development of the picture post card business of tho world in recent years, has been of amazing proportions and the post card has become a feature of social Inter course which may or may not live a long life." The Ackley World thinks that it would be better to wait until after the primary before asserting that all of the former candidates will be renom inated on the democratic ticket. Iowa Newspapers SWEET'S CANDIDACY. (Waterloo Courier) The candidacy of Burton E. .Sweet of Waverly, for the nomination for con gress, is significant from several standpoints. In/the first place it re veals the possibilities even in these later days, days when many say there Is but little for young men to hope for, of a young man built upon the right lines and possessing the right spirit. Mr. Sweet has been a distinct profes sional success. Few of the younger at torneys of northeast Iowa, stand as high as he. But it is in the political field that his ability has been most marked and his accomplishments most distinguished. When he entered the field in Bremer county it was supposed to be doubtful or democratic. His fine personality, force of character and un tiring energy changed its political complexion and he was rewarded ac cordingly. And now, having conquered local conditions,, he legitimately seeks a wider scope. And it is in this that another very significant feature of his announcement is apparent. For a period so long that the Mem ory of the younger men of this district runneth not to the contrary, Ed Knott of Bremer hafe been United States jnar ahal. and also political spoils dispenser in chief for his region. He has been one of the main pillars In the Allison structure. And, while he was willing that Burton should have anything that he wanted locally, of course Bremer could not expect all the federal offices, and as Ed couldn't get along without the marshalship, Burton should not aspire to congressional honors. This was the state of affairs when the Iowa progressives passed the pri mary law. The law that permits every citlaen to aspire to any office, and the law that does not permit nominations to be "fixed" up in back rooms of poli- -I ftntta-Hejmlilitan, fllarsltfdltaniit Jowa fmuraxg 17 .1303 tlclans' dens. This being true. Hurion Sweet defies the alleged monarchy of iid Knott, throws down the gauntlet and is a candidate for congress. The Courier takes no stand as to congressional affairs at. this time, but It is joyful that conditions now prevail under which honest ambition does not have to kneel before ring made god lets and plead for permission to ex ist. THE SPIRIT OK THE TIMES. (Mason I'itv Times-,Herald) We are for a progressive candidate for president whether It be. Roose velt. Taft or Hughes. We are for A. B. Cummins for United State* sena tor. We are for Warren Onrst for governor. We are for a progressive candidate for state senator from this district, and for a progressive repre sentative. l)r. Alarston. and we shall continue to tight for the principles for which these men stand and not waver uround watching the wind. Here we are. and what we stand for and we challenge the Olobe-Oazctte to de clare as plainly. Come on OI.D MAX, don't wait for orders. COMMISSIONER DID IT. (Montezuma Democrat) There has been a big Improvement In the service between this town and Grlnneil since the petition was sent to the commissioners. A new coach has been added. This was done on last Saturday and now travelers can find seats. The car Is heated before the train leaves .?rinnell. This coach may be taken off when court Is not in session, depending oil the amount of travel. It has been no fault of tlv* Attorney General Byers has replied to the questions of the Davenport Times as follows: First—Why, Mr. Byers, do you let the Elks' club of Des Moines, of which It is understood you arc a member, sell liquor at all hours? Why, if the Davenport Commercial club has to pay the mulct tax. does not the Des Moines Klks' club have to pay this mulct tax? I am not a member of the Klks club of Des Moines but have the word of several reliable members that the club has to pay tho mulct tax." I am not a mwnber of the Elks club of Des Moines, but have the word of several reliable members that the club abandoned its bar under some arrangement with the Anti-Saloon league several months ago and has sold no liquor since. "Second—If the Davenport Turner society has to pay the mulct tax and close Its place In conformity with the mulct law regulation, why Is it. Mr. Byers, that the Des Moines Turner society pays no mulct tax and sells liquor to members at all hours? I was not aware that Des Moines had a Turner society until a gentle man from Davenport called my at tention to It a few days ago, nor ha.* any one ever suggested to me that liquor was being sold by such a so ciety contrary to law. Since reading your editorial I have taken this mat ter up with Mr. Lawrence De Graff, the very faithful and efficient prose cutor of Polk county, and have his promise that the mulct law shall be enforced to the letter in his city and county. "Third—If the Davenport Commer cial club has to observe the provis ions of the mulct law, why is it that you. Mr. Byers. allow the Commercial club at Dubuque to operate without paying the mulct tax?" If there is a Commercial club at Dubuque operating a saloon or sell ing liquor to Its members, as your question would indicate, It will have to comply with the mulct law, and the county attorney of that county .has already been called upon by this de partment to enforce every provision of the law against every person or1 association violating It. "Fourth—Why Is It that, if you In sist upon Davenport saloons closing at 10 o'clock, you allow the Burling ton and Dubuque saloons to close at 11 o'clock?" The saloons in both Burlington and Dubuque are required to close their doors at 10 o'clock at night. If they are not doing so they will be prompt ly prosecuted. "Fifth—Why Is' It, Mr. Byers, that you allow as many as thirty drug stores In Des Moines to sell liquor contrary to their permits, at all hours of the night or day, when even The Register and Leader editorially has called attention to the fact? That liquor is illegally sold by Des Moines drug stores Is a matter concerning which there Is no doubt. Then why do you not put a stop to it?" Actions are now pending In the dis trict court of this county against fif ty-three drug stores in this city where it Is claimed, liquor is being illegally sold, and the county attorney and his deputy are working overtime In their efforts to compel compliance with the laws of the state. "Sixth—How does it happen that representatives of your office have been sent only to Davenport, while as a matter of common knowledge the liquor laws are violated at Council Bluffs by clubs and saloons, at Sioux City, Dubuque, iClinton and Cedar Rapids? Did you ever send represen tatives of your office out into Des iMoines to ascertain whether the law is being violated there, or ever write letters to the Polk'county attorney concerning law enforcement?" I have sent my assistants to such cities only as ihave asked for them. Up to date they have visited Burling ton and Davenport. If their services are needed at any time in the other cities mentioned by you, and a re quest is made for them, they will be sent. Barring your editorial, no com plaint of any kind has reached this office from Cedar Rapids or Siotix City. "Seventh—How does it happen, Mr. Byers, that when you were invited t:» Davenport to make an address on law enforcement many of those who heard you went away with the impression that you were inaugurating a cam paign for the governorship? Your ad dress so Impressed many here Sun day. Can It be possible that you, too, have joined in the game of playing to the galleries—making your appeal to the 'dry' counties without doing any thing at the same time to enforce the laws in other places where some sup port might be expected, but, where the liquor laws are violated?" This question Is unworthy the man who wrote it and the paper that pub lishes it. It is ibased upon an untruth and contains an innuendo that is con k* K-A Y, 1 A ijj* .V- -FAX M&KTISS' *1 -V *1 ... ...... 3 & voncn THE MAGAZINE BOARD OF NAVAL EXPERTS. Central agents here and at Grlnneil that the service has been so rotten in the past. They have frequently made application for additional accommo dations but the company never saw fit to grant their requests until the traveling public appealed to the com missioners. Tho superintendent of the Iowa Central has assured the patrons of the road that proper heat ing apparatus wilt be Installed in the coach and that the car will be madr comfortable hereafter. Byers Replies About Liquot Sales temptible In the extreme. Exactly the same attention Is being given to the so-called "dry" counties as is given to the river counties, taking them in the order In which the complaints are re ceived and getting to them as rapidly as it is posulble for us to do. You may rest assured tli-t while It may take some time to reach all of them, the job will be finished. Nothing was said tit the meeting last Sunday at Davenport that would Justify any one in thinking that I was Inaugurating a campaign for the governoshlp. and In order that thefe may be no mis take about this, let me say to you that I not only do not want to be governor, but if when the time coines I WTURY No Gossip In This Kansas Town. "The little town of Merriam, in my state," said David C. Banks of Topeka, Kan., to a Baltimore American repre sentative, "has entered on an experi ment that students of sociology all over the land will do well to watch. The city council of Merriam has passed Jiu ordinance it a fina ble offense for auy person of adult years to retail gossip or little tattle that could be considered as reflectiu^ injuriously on any Inhabitant of the village. So far «s 1 have been able to learn, nobody has been arrested as yet for talking about bis neighbor, but it is sfiid that already the denizens of Merriam are cultivating a conserva tism iu their speech hitherto un known,'' Extarnalty. The Doctor—You understand, don't you, that this is only to be used ex ternally* The Patient's Wife—Sure, sir, I alios makes him get out, o' bed to drink it!—London Scraps. f/, FRONT ELEVATION. Kitcac FIRST FLOOR PLAN. SECOND FLOOR PLAN. TliiB handsome frame house was designed for suburban use, but It Is as well adapted to any country town or village. Its striking exterior covers roomy and well arranged interior whose many good features are apparent in the plans. The unusually large porch and balcony make it an ideal summe: resi(letu',o post is estimated at about $5,000. P. T. MAC LAGAN. —Rogers in New York Herald. for filing nomination papers In the spring, the laws of the state which were enacted for the protection of the state and the peace and order of the cities and towns, are not more gen erally enforced than they were at the beginning of my term. I will not ask lor a renomlnation to the position which 1 now hold. Sure Proof. (Baltimore American.) The actor, rounded up In Russia with a bunch of others, retained his composure while his companions in misfortune were giving way to des pair. "1 can prove my Innocence of com plicity In any conspiracy to the com plete satisfaction of the authorities" he said. "How can do that?" one of his com panions asked. "You will always be suspected of being connected with a plot." He smiled confidently. "Not when I tell them that for years I have been playing In musloal com edies." 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