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Published Dally By The TIMES-REPUBLICAN PRINTING Ca TERMS: Bvening edition by mall 16.00 By the month by mail 46 Delivered by carrier by the month. .GO Laier edition tor morning circu lation 4-00 Rural route edition per year 4.00 Twlce-a-Week edition, per year.. 1.00 Entered at the postofCice at Marshall^ town as second class mail matter. The Association of American 3 Adftrtitcrt has examined ana certin^d to the circulation of '.his publication. Tbr detail no No. The Journal says: A tepoct of such examination is on file at the 4 N A a N I other figure* ot circulation guaranteed. AS TO HYMNS AND HIM. lournful hyi My "Wandering Boy WHAT IS A WOMAN WORTH? Since the terrible destruction of life In the fateful Green Mountn'n wreck in which mary a woman rad chr.-t met a horrible death under the d-?Lr'~ of crushed passenger coaches. remark* and rumor have become currer: that under the I"'-va law no one cou'd legal- vion. Upon inquiry at t'ie attorney gtner ors office and elsewhere it appears hat J' t'.ls story coniains m-'-r" of ium."r than 'rt fact. It °eems that in law th? ques ticn of damage? for "he loss of relation |f?: .vpries according to each and every in dependent case. It is governed largel r-:by the common law, and by precedent -A nan do** not have any pr,prie:?ry "If there is to be a contest between higher than that of battle as God is Taft and Cummins for control of the higher than angels. Xo dead conqueror Iowa delegation in l'.'l.. the in'.luence of the Des Moines Register and Leader I Governor Hadley of Missouri hasj •one up his sleeve for the legislature of his state which, when he brings it 'he wants out of the legislative branch. Instead of sending special messages to the legislature concerning the con ditions and needs of th? various state institutions, the governor will call upon each institution to send repre sentatives to Jefferson City who will deliver lectures, exhibit pictures and governor In dealing with state institu tions. why not also In the hands of the president in getting before congress the needs of the country in various matters. The idea seems to suggest a new fiel 1 for the moving picture ma chine. Possibly in this way and in due time messages from the president to conpress might be popularized even that. A MARSHALLTOWN HEROINE. A young girl died the other day who I was a truer heroine than Jeanne d'Arc or Boadioea for while heroism is great and notable at the head of charging armies under the eyes of a watching world is it greater tho unnoted when it bears uncomplainingly for three years the tortures of an agonizing disease smiling thru its pain, thoughtful of the dful of their sorrows and their joys. weariness of others and liee The mournful hymn "Oh Where Is ly. loving, penile and without com-: Tonight" as sung plaint, hearing her agony with silent by the progressives is taken up by the tears tor mother ake. inteiested in Sioux City Journal much in the same those she knew, glad in their gladness. spirit as the street Arabs catch the re- sharing their hopes and their sorrow*. frain of the Salvation Army's singing. I Imagine three years of Imagine it' you can a gill of 14 healthy and happy, suddenly cut down by cancer of the spine stepping for months upon hands and knees, living death in the flesh, tortured beyond tho power of language to express but kind- w)10 will be on the side of Taft. The Jour nal does not make this prediction with- pain, overcome self and risen above out reserve. It may be expected to hold only orlv in case something doesn't happen to cause Mr. Ingham to change his mind in the meantime. At any rate, the Des Moines Register and Leader, on the strength of its recent record, may now be counted for Ta:t. against Roosevel*. l^a Follette. Bristow. Cummins or any possible rival for the presidential nomination. Doe? this sur- *y recover damages from a rai'road for the loss of a life of a wife mother: ««rviHe Wright ir-.-s that aviation that while the principle of liability for I is less dangerous than automobiling. damages to the dependent? anc* rela tives of an injured man wa? finally established tlv.t "the rig!: of recovery for The loss of a wor.iar iv-rn the fam ily iies entire w.:h the mercy of the I rahroad corpo all this and you have apprehended a gentle heroism jlus stained historv red knew such conquest as she: for she had conquered suffering. And then she died uneomn'.ainingly. bravely and hopetuly as she had lived that is. gentle hands carried away with loving tenderness a wasted body and laid it in the earth. But tht spirit which radiated its influence over community shines on. Men and a prise you? If so. it is because y-.«u women are stronger for its light, haven't been reading the Register and Leader lately." Moines lesson remains, and thus the child iives on among those who knew her. helpful. teaching pateince. trustfulness and courage. "Lav her i' the dust, T«, to the public at large. If they are not fit to them to the chauffeur. It has been a very common practice among railroad lawyers and claim agents to represent that there is r.o pro vision !n the statutes of Iowa regarding -the recovery for death of a relation, •which in fact is strictly tru*». but at the same time deceptive and doubtless I when used is intended to scar*- claim- Italy proposes to neutralize the aero ants into easv settlements. The hus- plane. If the 3aw of gravity could be •band has practically the same legal right to recovery for loss of a wife as the wife for the loss of a husband, fx- I W support. I HADLEY'S PICTURE MESSAGES. cept tnat in tne case ot a husband, who Hello, here are the January sales al Is generally the wag* earner, it is sn pady. I much easie" to prove the matter of victual dependencv and of actual loss ^)i'3 J"ou i°rnf'hr,fiy ove .rturp.s lo in some instances stereopticon views. )jjm they should take the precaution to setting forth conditions in this way, screen the stage before exhibiting Governor Hadley believes, an infinitely him. better impression can be made upon the members of the general assembly, As Governor Hadley looks at the) matter, special messages touching the than any o-ther candidate for the va requirements of the state institutions, jcant L*n'ted States senatorship, re marks the Brooklyn Chronicle. 'He is necessarily made up largely of figures, I v! new experiment need not entail aiii'i^ini.' extra cost, since each institution must •end representatives to the capital at stated periods, anyway, to appear be fore the appropriation committees. Tho state university already is at work bor as himself, prepairing for one or more of these lectures an dthe state food and dairy department not only promises a lecture, The And from her fair and unpolluted flesh Shall Violets spring." Topics of the Times A high light of Columbia University says that a college course doesn't help a young man to '.ke up his mind what to do in life. Just so it doesn't! influence him to make up his mind to do nothing. Chicago boasts of an increased hotel and restaurant capacity f..,r the year of K',000 persons. All very well if it isn't at the expense of home capacity. I Carries'-' has an income of $23,000,000 a year. Where does it comc- from'.' Jt ,g right in a wife or mother and hence can Christmas tree fires. have no rigit in court on that basis. lut a husband or child may prove ac- tua! c'araagi hy r^astin of the !o=s a v. !fef. mothe- vr c'nii 1 or other female relation by reasoj? either of the los.-, of companionship or of service. not too 1S have a few ,att yet •f the leaders reported that one of the Mexican revolution is a poet, Perhaps that's why the revolution has been largely on paper. smoKe. give The pf-ople of Medicine Hat talk of changing the name of their town. That must look like rank foolishness to the manufacturer who has paid out a mil lion or two to advertise a brand. I neutralized, that would be more worth while from the poir.t of view of the aviator. ~r'1 s,jmething who from some- body lo whum you gave nothi °r' I \vr»r?5 difj you Five .somfrthin^r to /ou If LoP Al ies wjth the i'olhi"K'' dvnamite crop keepf Qn thrivj it nwv ,urist .rop. oforth this winter, seems destined to !mark him as a genius among »-xec- The red-haired man with a pink tie, utives when it comes to getting what has his troubles. The wertther ma did his share, gift was among the best. "Doc" Cook. If they get IOWA OPINIONS AND NOTES. "Ryers seems to have more strength a maR of good ab are not generally read and create little politica.1 record, and if elected would no impression. As a rule, members of doubt serve with credit to himself and the legislature have no personal I usefulness to the state. W know of ,„ty and consistent! no good reason why he should not run or why the legislature should not elect The Sioux City Journal suggests "it is a good thing that congress is in recess, for the opportunity is improv proved for every one to love his neigh- "Would the interests like to have a senatorial primary this winter?" in- QUires the but one illustrated largely with stere- goes on to answer its own query, "of opticon views. Thru means of this RnvBrnnr Hadley believes the members of the legislature readily tnay acquaint themselves with the con ditions and needs of each state institu "tlea, something not possible thru messages and reports. scheme. And if effective for a I terests do not slip one over on them in Hampton Chronicle, and course they would. They know that the bi gcities would absolutely control the iituat'o". nrimarv during the winter would not bring out one-fourth of the rural vote of the state. The farmers and rural communities are the backbone of Iowa, and as they are well represented in the coming legislature they will no doubt see that the big in TIMES-REPUBLICAN, the matter of holding a state primary when tt would be necessary to £0 sev eral miles thru all konds of snow drifts to vote." The Orange City Herald asserts that Senator Young "misrepresents Iowa in what he says and misrepresents Iowa intelligence when he supposes that any body in these days of newspapers will be fooled by bis demagogic notions about protecting the farmer." "If all former lowans had money enough to 'come back." how different things would be," says the Waterloo Times-Tribune. Looker-On In Iowa Malison, Dec. 27.—It is reported that Secretary Wilson finds more encour agement in his work along the line of "scicntitic" farming in the southern states-than in the west. Certain it is in the south corn culture and incident ally hus raising is just now a study in earnest. Raising cotton and nothing else was the southern planter's idea of how to make money. Now it has all changed, and raising corn in the south one land valued at $2r an acre is be coming serious corn competition foi the farmers in the western corn belt land The Iowa farmers to meet this competition have got to raise the aver age number of bushels to the acre, or his land will be less in price. It re quires no particular wisdom to an nounce that if the world's supply of corn is increased, and a proportionate demand does not increase in the same ratio, lower prices will prevail. Mot only do we find the south tremendous ly increasing its acreage and output, but even the New England states are "waking up." Tne writer as a boy woiked many a long day in a Con necticut corn tield, and knows what it means to make an acre of corn pay anything after the cost of fertilizers is taken into account, but they, too, are going into "scientific" corn raising.. "The Hartford Courant" the other day printed a brief account ot the Worcester corn contest inaugurated by the Bowker Fertilizing Company, wherein a prize of $50u was awarded for a luS-bushels acre against another of 133 bushels, the decision being based on the nutritive value of the product the crib-dry rating as determined by scientific tests. The chief prize was a special, there being others of lesser sums. I.. S. White of Collinsville, cap tured the second of the general prizes, getting $70 for his showing. Secretary Wiison has seen fit to commend the contest, as have others high up in ag ricultural matters. What will interest farmers chiefly is the difference be tween fully matured and ripened corn as against that gathered earlier in growth and which must of necessity shrink greatly in the drying, there be ing a large percentage of moisture in the under-ripe product. The contest will surely mark a nc-w era in corn culture in the east if not in the west, if growers take heed to the fact that it is possible to harvest corn that will show 75 per cent water and cob, whereas the standard for crib-dry should be about 12 per cent. In time the yield per acre will be governed en tirely on this basis, rather than bv the amount of bushels of partially cured and ripened, which are greatly inferior in food value." Not a thousand miles from Albion i a hotel run as a sort of farm house that, feeds people when they drop in. There i= no bill of fare, r.o table girl waiters, no serving of separate dishes to each guest. Everything is placed on a long extension table, the di»he» passed help yourself and pass it to your neighbor. Not very much "style" bu* oh Lord think of trying to eat every thing that is passed to you. Just to see how it will look on a printed bill o. fare, the "menu" of an ordinary meal served at this farm hotel—in fact its what we had for dinner one day last week, is given below: FARM HOI'SE HOTEL. Dinner. Relishes Relishes Cold slaw Soup Home-made chow chow. Meats Boiled fresh pork Vegetables Boiled Potatoes Boiled Turnips Mashed potatoes Boiled Carrots Esc-alloped potatoes Sweet Potatoes Boiled onions Cran'o?rry sauce Apple Sauce Baked apples Preserved ground cherries Apple pie 'preSentlv interfere His Better go or, a light diet for a day of two before writing those New Year's resolutions. ft Vaudeville managers are making Apple butter Pastry Pumpkin pie Cake C'offep Tea Milk And it was all cooked exactly as mother does it. Another thing, this dinner, and its as good every day and traveling men get acute dyspepsia that make the town regularly, was all the Iowa farm product excepting, the cran berries. sugar, coffee and tea. He was a pretty nice sore of a man, even if he was a Yankee and had some things to learn. It was in the smoker and he had two traveling men and one farmer for seat companions and a listener in the seat behind. Hear him: "I suppose my father in New Yor.t state feeds and milks more cows than there are in this county. Pocahontas county papers please copy). My father furnishes the Waldorf and Astoria six ty quarts of bottled milk each day. He has three big silos on his place, don't suppose you know what they are out here—just then the train passed a Pocahontas farm yard and standing out in broad relief was a big forty-foot high, painted red silo—they are some thing like your railroad tanks, to keep green corn stalks cut up in. My fath er's barn is all cement floored and every pound of manure is saved and carted out on the fields. Tes, your land is going up in price. I know of a piece of and near Marshalltown that two years ago sold for 138 an acre, and it just been sold again, a whoie section for (235 an acre. That's going some. And before this scribe could interview fills cheerful Yankee, the train whistled for Manson. Still if one's a good listener be learns much. "Who's the lucky Marshalltown man that has lately sold a whole section for 1235 an acre? Anti-Trust Law That Sting*. [Hampton's Magaxine.] Canada has a new anti-trust law that makes the utmost penalties of our Sherman act look like an engrossed endorsement for superior moral char- MABSHALMOWN, IOWA, DECEMBER 27 1910 acter. As an objaot lMson to ua, the Canadian government Is starting a fight against the United 8ho« Machinery Company, which our congress, state legislatures, and department of Justice have repeatedly given up as one Im pregnable combination. Under this new Canadian law, six citizens may go to any court and charge that any trust is oppressing or overcharging the consumer. If they make a reasonable showing, the court orders the department of labor to in vestigate. The complainants name one. the trust a second, and the government the third member of a commission to do the investigating. This commission may call for persons and papers, ad minister oaths, and look up folks who don't obey or who perjure themselves. If it finds the trust unlawfully enhanc ing prices, it can suspend any tariff duties which protect the trust's prod uct! Think what that would do to our sugar trust, steel trust, lumber trust, rubber trust, and all the rest of them! The commission, if it finds that a bad trust is the owner of patent rigtots which enable it to Increase prices and promote monopoly, may issue a sweep ing order suspending or abrogating all these rights. That is the provision un der which it is expected to bring the shoe machinery trust to time. The shoe machinery trust, as you will re member. has come nearer than any other combination ever formed to maintaining a world-wide monopoly, and it has done this thru a wonderful system of buying up patents and sup pressing invention. The minister of labor for the do minion is now proceeding vigorously against the shoe machinery trust under this remarkable law. He expects to drive the trust out of Canada, and to bring competition in. If he succeeds, he will give our American trust bust ers a valuable lesson. Where the Railroads Stand Now. [Collier's.] In the railroad rate hearing at Washington, Mr. Brandeis demon strated by witnesses that there is a science of efficiency, a science of re ducing costs: that it has been applied in a large number of the most im portant industries of the United States and Europe, and that it has resulted in increased wages to the la borer, increased profit to th" employer, and lower to the consumer. That th" proof was complete and satisfactory is shown by the following utterances from the two members of the inter state commerce commission who sat as judges in the matter: Commissioner Prouty—Mr. Brandeis. you can hardly add anything to your case by calling the representative of some other industry and showing that these same principles have been ap plied there. It is perfectly evident that if they have been applied ir. one case they can be applied in another analog ous case. If the railroads were to show, in answer, some facts which tended to prove that they rould not be applied to railroad operations, then you might desire to go further: but it seems to me you have made out your case now as iar as it can be made out. [Pages 3387-3388.] "Commissioner Clements ("sitting as chairman)—Of course this thing could be carried on and on almost indefinite ly with respect to different lines of business. "Mr. Brandeis—It could, indeed. "Commissioner Clements—And when you have shown that fact and what you have done with respect to several kinds of business, and the details of it, so far as it may be helpful to any ex tent, does not that illustrate the pos sibilities in all lines of business just as well as if you were to call them in oth er cases? "Mr. Brandeis—It does to my mind absolutely The significant point here is con tained in the words of Commissioner Prouty: "If the railroads were to show, in answer, some facts which tended to prove that they (the principles of ef ficiency) could not be applied to rail road operations ...." That is precisely the point. The rail roads have offered no evidence in re buttal of Mr. Brandeis's proof. Ob viously, if they continue to ask for higher rates, they must show either (1), that the railroads have already put the science of efficiency Into practice, or (2), that there is something in ths nature of railroading which makes the adoption of the science of efficiency impossible in that particular industry. The railroads do not claim the first in the second lies their only opportun ity. Before they can in good faith ask for higher rates, and before the interstate commerce commission can in fairness grant them, the railroad managers must show that there is something inherent in their business which prevents them from doing what has already been done in the Bethle hem steel works, in the Panhard auto mobile factories, in making concrete, in Mr. Prank Gilbreth's contracting business, in the manufacture of cotton, and in other similar industries. Chief Justice Stories. The recently appointed chief justice is a pretty good story teller. He was formerly a Louisiana sugar planter and this is one of the stories attributed to him: Two negroes on a Louisiana planta tion became involved in a row With another Ethiopian who was handy with a gun. The two started to run just about the time the bad man be gan to shoot. The fleeing ones had proceeded about a hundred yards when the following dialogue occurred: "Sam, you hear dat bullet?" "Yes, I hearn it—two times." "How you mean two times?" asked the questioner as he quickened his pace. "I hearn dat bullet once when it passed me. and den anudder time when I passed it," Jerked out Sam between short breaths. Chief Justice White vies with As sociate Justice Harlan in his perform ances as a pedestrian. Each is averse to the use of street car, carriage or automobile, and each walks mllefe daily. The chief justice has a beaten track—the White House Eclipse, a course about three-quarters of a mite around. On clear afternoons Mr. Jus tice "White can often be seen traveling his usual path. He geneiplly walks in a hurry and Is unaccompanied. This is about the only form of exercise he takes, excepting a short seance each day with a physical culture teacher. Venice Flooded! Mrs. Twothree—I hear the Smythes 1 1 ". Yenift* «tnd fom«» on here. Mrs. Footie—Yes I met Mrs. Smythe yesterday, and asked her how she liked Venice. She said they only stayed one night, as the streets were Hooded and people had to go about in boats." •-"J.- •.-'v a»T- Iowa Newspapers TOUBHAXOE. [Coon Rapids Enterprise.] The Enterprise opposed the aaloon petition in Coon Rapids and that sec tion of the county and in that connec tion notes a growing feeling of toler ance on the part of those who hold different views. It says: Only three Enterprise subscribers have discon tinued their copies of Enterprise, against a much larger number five years ago. Years before that more than fifty subscribers paid up and quit because of our petition against the saalon. This time we have been given a very square deal. So far as known no friendships have been sacrificed. Peo pleas a rule are growing more tolerant in all lines of thought—moral, religious and political. No doubt the Enterprise editor has become, also, more tolerant. There is no sense in scratching one an others' eyes out over difference of opinion. MITCHELLr-WIDOW'S HAVEN. [Osage Press.] Very probably the people of Mitchell county are not aware that they have in their midst a village which, in one detail at least, if the situation were known. Is unique, probably, thru out the United States. Lamentable as the cim ctimstance may seem, this unique feat ure chances to be one which does not especially appeal to the arrogance of a city: therefore Mitchell, modest Mitch til would remain forever ungloried by the fame that i* rightfully hers. The population of this gardenspot of the al mighty's handiwork Is something like 200 souls: between twenty-five and thirty of this habitation are widows, charming widows. Some are young and pretty, some are old and pretty and some are old and have been prettj*, but nevertheless they're there. Conceive if possible the sitpation if this proposition were to be found in some of the larger cities. New York for instance, with its 4.000.000 of people. Five hundred thou sand of them widows. Staggering In deed. Yet we have slept for years un aware of the awfulness of the nearby situation. Never again will we think or speak slightingly of Mitchell. She has got something on the most of us. ONE WAY TO GET EVEN. [Boone News-Republican]. There is a ioan shark in Cedar Rap ids who got what was coming to him the other day. These loan sharks have a habit of renting money to poor peo ple at the rate of about 100 ppr cent a year. As a result, the borrower pays back the principal several times and also pay the original amount. A couple of packing house employes, who got tired of paying the Cedar Rapids loon shark the exhorbitant In terest charged, fell down on their pay ments. The shark then garnisheed their wages at the packing house to pay the principal. This started some thing. The loan shark received a visit from the two employes, who peeled off their coats and gave him the privilege of giving them their money back, or being pounded thru the floor into the store below. The loan shark was not long in making hie choice and speedily disgorged to save his hide. That is about the only way to get even with a loan shark. It is said that such practices are going on in Boone, and that several victims have been paying an ^exhorbitant rate of interest and getting in deeper all the time so it is impossible to pay back the prin cipal, Of course these loans are hurry up accommodations but the loaner ought to be satisfied with something reasonable instead of wanting his mon ey beck four or five times in the shape of interest. The transaction is purely illegal and is only protected by the fact that the viotlm does not wish to be exposed. JOHN Jn. AND MARY JR. TShenandoah Sentinel-Post 1 A thousand Illustrations of humsn selfishness might be given. John Smith, Jr., awakes on a cold, bl'Jstiiry winter morning and sees the sidewalk covered \«i*h eighteen inches of snow. Does he hustle ouickly and shovel it off? No, he waits for his oil did to do it. May be there is no Junior. Smith, sen ior. shove is the enow up to hi* lot line and not one inch over ort the walk of his wlc'.ow neighbor. 1 low much better that boy would 'ee1 'f he had a a a in hungry for the warm pancakes and hear the "Well done, my boy" from the father and mother. How much better the old man would feel all day If he could just remember that he had shov eled the snow off for the neighbor not able to do It hersel? It Is the little deeds of kindness oft repeated that make life pleasant. Many a man or woman idles away his opportunities dreaming of some great deed he will do if the opportunity comes and it never comes. The opportunities are before us every day and hour. Then there is Mary Brown, Jr., snoozing In the morning while her mother does all the work. She accepts the sacrifices, the hardships, the over work that mother love prompts but seldom thinks of doing anything to make the life of the mother happier or easier. Then the home tasks are done grudgingly and snarllngly by all the members, each one trying to show a little uglier disposition about it than the rest. The mother usually gets the worst of it because the father gets away, the sons get away, the daughter gets away and the mother is left with the pots and the dishes and the scrub bing and the residue of the morning unpleasantness, and she gets sou" and crabbed thinking about her hard lot in life. A few simple thoughtful deeds of klndnesB. a few pleasant words in the morning would have made all r*eel better and the mother wou'.d he left singing at her tasks. YOUR JOB. [Ida Grove Record-Era]. Ever get tired of your Job, wish you were in the other fellow's boots and he In yours? Ever get tired of the everlasting grind of monotonous sameness and wish for anything, just so it's a change? Sure you do: we all do. There isn't a merchant in business but sometimes wishes he were a far mer,.nor a farmer but who at times has a longing for the counter and the deck there Isn't a professional man who does not at times yearn for the open and a close communion with the soil a housewife who has not dreamed dreams of the footlights nor an actress who has not at tiimw iVit ii«-i he-rt drawing her to the kitchen. We have even Known preachers to forsake their pulpits for the editorial chair—and others who felt like It, but resisted the temptation. It isn't on the cards that any of as gfeMild .be —Heflcd at all times with the job we hat* la fcMd. We all lofcg for change, but few of us really want It. How do we know? Been there ouvself! We've had our dark days when we would swap any old print shop we ever owned for 30 cents and a Job on a rock pile, and feel that we had beaten the other fellow out of the 30 ceftis. Tes. and the only reason we didn't make the .trade was because the other fellow wasn't afflicted with the blue devils on the same days that ours were working overtime. But next morning the sun shotte and our pulse beat normal and there was red blood in our veins, Joy In our hearts and a love of life and our work, and we wouldn't trade jobs with a king or a Standard Oil bookkeeper. It's seven-tenths in the atmosphere, two tenths in our digestion, and one tenth in the attitude of our friends. (To the normal man the attitude of his enemies doesn't count In the equation of his satisfaction or dissatisfaction with his Job). In our present state of mind and be ing w«T"wouldn't swap the Job of edit ing this disseminator of truth and democracy for any other Job on earth, not excepting the building of Carnegie libraries or the endowment of Rocke feller chairs of philosophy—but the mood may not last long: we advise you to beware what you offer In exchange tomorrow. And it Is so with everyone—the Job doesn't look the same from every angle of the mental horoscope. If the job looks good to you seven-eights of the time, you are seven-eighths happy— and that's far above the average. If It looks good to you more often than It looks bad, rest assured you are in your proper element: you've tackled the right job freeze to it don't let anyone pry you loose with a jimmy—even when you are feeling at your worst. You'll be cursing jourself for an idiot if you do—and that's bad for the mor als and does not materrlally assist di gestion: only serves to make you dis satisfied with your new Job—if you get one. No. don't let 'em pry you loose. Hang on until the mood changes—then they can't pry you loose. BILLY SUNDAY IN WATERLOO. [Waterloo Reporter.] Billy Sunday has been in Waterloo six weeks and before another issue of the Reporter appears he shall have closed his evangelistic campaign 1n this city. Columns could be written about his work here and even then all could not be told, for it is hard to express in cold type the joy in the heart of t.he wife whose husband has been snatched from the rocky road of sin, or the hap piness that comes with the realisation of the human soul that it has hope to which It was a stranger. Ink Is a poor vehicle for conveying the contentment that reigns within the home once more united as the result of the awakening of the father, mother, son or daughter who had wandered far, but has re turned in answer to the evangelist's pleading. The campaign has been a greai benefit to Waterloo in another way. This city has In times past been ad vertised in many ways, but it is safe to say that never before have the eyes of the country been so generally turned upon Waterloo as they have been dur ing this campaign. From Maine to California, in the islands of the sea and in foreign lands, Waterloo papers have been eagerly read and every night local press correspondents have flashed to distant states reports of the day's meetings. Of Bily Sunday himself two uncon tradictable truths can be stated. He is an evangelist of extreme earnestness and devotion to his Master and of mag nificent courage that enables him to speak plainly upon all occasions re gardless of whom his words may offend. As he declares, he Is a type of the old-fashioned preacher and he delivers the message of the gospel In the old fashioned way. Maligned without mercy he has proven the stories about him to be falsehoods and the campaign in Waterloo has witnessed the spectacle of many who were outspoken In his de nunciation before his arrival "hitting the sawdust trail" and taking him by the hand. Billy Sunday has made good In Wa terloo, and the city will reap the bene fits of the campaign for many a long year. SEC. WILSON* AXD THE RETAILER. [Mt. Vernon Record.] Secretary Wilson lays the high cost of living onto the middle man. Secre tary Wilson is a part of the Taft fam ily, and he has to do something to help out his boss. To what lengths he would go, and to what extent he would stulti fy himself in his effort to hold his po sition was never realised until the past year, when he has made the wildest imaginable statements in his efforts t? keep favor with the president. His statements in the Ballinger case, for instance, have branded him in the eyes of thinking people. But as to his lat est statement. The fact is there when the average profits of the retailer were as small as they are now. Fev retailers are making more than good wages, and many not that. Can the same be said of the trusts and the monopolies which are being given the privilege of robbing the consumer thru a tariff that protects them In their de sire to charge an exorbitant profit? This might be an interesting topic for Secretary Wilson to discuss. Important Decisions fThe following notes' of cases are from the West Publishing Company. St. Paul, Minn.] SIX CENTS FOR A SLANDER. "I am standing wthln the shadow of the court house where I can be in dicted if I am not tolling the truth. I charge Henry O. Bennum with having sold out to the liquor league for »400." This statement gave rtoe to an action of slander found In 70 Atlantic Re porter, 63, entitled Bennum vs. Cour sey. The court held that the words Imputed a crime, and were therefore slanderous, unless true. Plaintiff ad mitted that ha had suffered no speoial damages, and he claimed no compensa tory damages, but only audi as the law presumed he had received from the language used. Acting upon this pre sumption, the superior court of Dela ware awarded him 0 cents. TWO MASTERS. The question is decided in Murray vs. Liaotte, 77 Atlantic Reporter. 231, as to whether a detective engaged by plaintiff in a divorce »ui« iu ini trot gate and look up evidence can sever his connections with such plaintiff, and subsequently engage himself for de fendant In the same suit to furnish evl- v. THB LOOGH& A MANNI la Mew /yaVW»n aiwaa aiwayr wMmaj A. M. Week la mn| degree 9Migy,, Dec. 10, at ?:M p. 'm. tm aew tempi*, B. W. OhaasberlaiB, w. M. H. I. Lawreoo* MNIh^. mamtrr I. T. Fortes, Recorder. A. D. Me—i, POOL HALL MtUUStANCE. The board of trustees of Eldorado, Okla., being empowered by statute to declare what shall constitute a mii sanec and to prevent the same, passed an ordinance declaring billiard halls and pool rooms nuisances. Plaintiff Jones was oanvicted of violating the ordinance. In the caae of Ex parte Jones?, 109 Pacific Reporter, 570, he claimed that the ordinance was void upon the ground that manictpal corpo rations are creatures of the legislature, arvd can exercise only such powers as are expressly conferred by their char ter or by statute. The criminal oourt of appeals of Oklahoma holds that al tho a statutory grant of power to a municipality to declare what shall con stitute a nuisance does not empower a municipality to declare a thing a nui sance which la clearly not one, it does empower the municipality to declare anything a naisanoe which is so per se, or which by reason of its location, management, or use, or of local condi tions and suroundings, m^y or does become such: and that as the opera tion of a billiard hall, or pool room for fcain is not recognised by the law as necessary or useful, or as a business which a person has an inherent right to engage in, the genera! authority given the trustees empowered them to pass the ordinance in Question. BLOODHOUNDS.,' In State vs. Norman, 03 Southeast ern Reporter, 017, the defendant was tried for the burglarising of a store. The morning after the perpetration a bloodhound was brought on the aesaa in an attempt to run down the crim inal. The dog scanted several articles, and started the trail down a public road to a house where defendant and an other person were living. The dog did not recognise defendant, tho ha stood near him, and here his trail ended. On this suspicion defendant was arrested, tried, convicted, and now appeals. The owner of the hovnd testified that he was not In the business of training bloodhounds and trailing criminals, and that the dog had been on hat three trails, the results of which a ere not stated. The supreme court of North Carolina held that altho the action and conduct of a bloodhound in trailing a person is competent evidence, certain condltione must exist to render It com petent. The dog must be of para Mood, or a stock characterised by aiiftsaoss of scent, and trained in the exercise of tracking human beings. He must be laid on a trail at a point where the circumstances showed thset the gallty party had been, or on a track which such circumstances indicated to have been made by him. It was not sboawn that defendant's trsicks wers seen at or near the store, or that he had been there previous to the bufglary. or that he was in possession of any etelen property, or that the dog indicated that he wae the thief. The court hdld "that the evidence did not create a Jast sus picion against defendant, snd there was no proof of his gallt. -M cimi i— w*. m, r. a. m. Regular convention Dae. at, T:t0, la tfce aew tesaple. Oeorge H. Bag** «. H. F. I. a. Millard, •ccretary. xnvo aoLOicox cmmcii. No. so. r. tt 8. X., Mated' assembly, Monday. Jan. li. Mil. T:M P. m. T. I. M. St. AX.DBMAR COmA*fDttRY. Jfa. SO, k. T. Stated coaclava Ttoeeday evsa Ing. Dec. 20, 1010, at 7:30 o'clock. Sir knights be present If possible, in new temple. Fred Wallace, Reoenier. CENTRAL OHAJPTBR Ko. •?, O. K. 8.—Special meeting Wednesday even ing, Dec. at, 7: SO p. n., new temple. Mrs. Qeorga Downing, W. M. Edna C. Fularton, Secretary. dence of plalntMTs character. su preme court of Rhode Island decided that the contract was contra bono* mores that the detective therefore could not compel the payment, and that the attorney In hiring him anas guilty of unprofessional conduct. Justifying suspension as a member of the bar. It was held that the complainant when employed by the plaintiff was in a re lation involving trust and confidence and under the implied dnty of remain* Ing loyal to her and her cause. "No matter haw high, his-motives or haw honorable his Intention," said the court, 'no man can serve two masters for either he will hate the one, and love the other or ha will bold to the one da spise the other.* Neither een a man ride two horses going in opposite di rections at the same time. It is useless to attempt it. Fidelity .must and will be required from all those holding fiduciary relations. They must not lightly enter upon such relationships, but, if they do, they will not be per mitted to be disloyal, and of all species of dlsloyslty desertion and adherence to the enemy or to the opposing party in a suit Is recognised as the worst." il v* F. It. Wilbar, E. C. „S .:il ...".v, -Jf You Mutt Read This if Yeu Waal the J. w. Greer. Greenwood, La* suffered with a severe case of lumbago. "The pains were so intense I was forced to hypodermic Injections for relief. These attacks started with a pais in the small of my hack wMch gradually became fairly paralysing. My atten tion was attracted to Palsy's Kidney Remedy and am glfd to say after using this wonderful medicine am no longer bothered la fay way hy my old enemy lumbago." McBride A WIU Drug Company. In tMwday.tohool, "What happeaed to Bahytonl" asked the Sunday school teacher. "It fell!"* cried the pupil. "And what became of Ntoevah?" "It was destroyed! ••And what of TyrsT* •, "Punctured!" V| "•si /s.1 i\ Take Cara! kidneys are Remember that when yon affected, your life Is in Mayer. Rochester, N. Y.. trouble started with a pain over my baek which dally. I felt sluggish and tired, my kidney action was irregular aad ah»» quent. I started nalsg IMey CiM? I'U!s 5*?.^ dnse seemed t° put naif life and strength into me, ana now am completely cured. and' Ml hatter, aad stroagsr thaa fer yaan Bride Will Drag company.