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Increased Price of Elk Teeth.
"During the last five years the value •f «lk teeth has more than trebled," •»Id a western traveler at the Fred eric, according to the St. Paul Dis patch. "In 1904 you could get any num ber of fine specimens in Idaho, Mon tana, Washington and bordering states tor $2.50 apiece. Now you will pay ffeom $7.50 to $10, and they are hard to get for even that. The Apache, Sîoux. Comanche and Chippewa Indi ans used to have dozens of them in their possession and traded them for trinkets. But the redskin pot wise to their value, and you can buy them from a regular dealer cheaper now *haa from the Indian. The passing -of f.be elk and the great demand made by t!ie members of the Elk lodge for teeth for emblems have boosted the pritv " The traveler recited an incident of en Oklahoman who bought a robo cov ered with elk teetli from a Wichita Indian for $100. He cut off the teeth and donned up $2,200 on the deal. Happiness in marriage would b*> (more prevalent if a man would handle his ' as tenderly and carefully as Sbe iloi'S an old briar pi^e in Some people swell up on "emotion" orevwd l'rom absolute untruth. It - an old trick of the leaders of the ÜAbor Trust to twist facts and make the "sympathetic one.-;" "weep at the See bouse." (That's part of the tale furth'T on.) Gonipers et al sneer at, spit upon titid (!•;•! y our courts, seeking sympathy •by falsely telling the people the courts •were trying to deprive them of free speech and free press. Men can speak freely and pri-nt opin ions freely in this country aud no court will object, but they cannot be Allowed to print matter as part of a criminal conspiracy to injure and ruin other citizens. G-ompers and his trust associates .started _ out to ruin the Bucks Stove Co., drive its hundreds of workmen aiit. of work and destroy the value of the plant without regard to the fact that hard earned money of men who worked, had been invested there. The conspirators were told by the ,<ouT 't.s to stop these vicious "trust" k et hods, (efforts to break the firm that won't come under trust rule), but instead of stopping they "dare" the courts to punish them and demand slow laws to protect them in such de structive and tyrannical acts as they zaay desire to do. * * * The reason G-ompers and his band persisted in try <jsg to ruin the Bucks Stove Works ■was because the stove company insist ed on the right to keep some old em ployees at work when "de union" or dered them discharged and some of "üe gang" put on. Now let us reverse the conditions and have a look. Suppose the company had ordered the union to dismiss certain men from their union, and, the demand being re fused, should institute a boycott against that union, publish its name in an "unfair list," instruct other man ufacturers all over the United Statc .3 sot to buy the labor of that union, &ave committees call at stores and f.h;-' '<ien to boycott if the merchants nslil anything made by that union, picket the factories whore members work and slug them oa the way home, Alow up their houses and wreck the works, and even muni.;- a few mem bers of the boycotted union to teach tu-'::: they must obey the orders of "or.; : c ni zed Capital ?" il would certainly be fair for the company to do these things if lawful ithe Labor Trust to do them. In such a case, under our laws the tsoy.otted union could apply to our courts aud the courts would order tbv' company to cease boycotting and tr-sr' t to ruin these unicn men. Sup pose thereupon the company should £»•■■»r at the court and in open defiance continue the unlawful acts in a per sistent, carefully laid out plan, pur posely intended to ruin Hie union and force its members into poverty What a howl would go up from the union demanding that the courts pro tect them and punish their law-break ing oppressors. Then they would praise the courts and go on earning a living protected from ruin and happy in the knowledge that the people's courts could defend them. How could any of us receive protec tion from law-breakers unless the courts have power to, and do punish such men ? The court is placed in position where It must do one thing or the other— punish men who persist in defying its pence orders or go out of service, let anarchy reign, and the more powerful «listroy the weaker. Peaceful citizens sustain the courts «s their defenders, whereas thieves, forgers, burglars, crooks of all kinds and violent members of luhor unions, hate them and threaten violence if their members are punished for break ing the Jaw. They want the courts to Jet them go free and at the sa**, ,;ime demand punishment for other men ''out aide de union" when they break the law. * * * Notice the above refer ence to "violent" members of labor unions. The great majority of the "unheard" union men are peaceable, A Lesson in Economy. "I notice you always fling the driver your purse when we take a convey ance," said the heroine of the his torical novel. "I do," admitted the hero of the same. "How do you expect to support a wife? Give him the exact legal fare hereafter." — Louisville Courier-Jour nal. The Novice. Old Lawyer (to young partner)— Did you draw tip old Moneybag's will? Young Partner—Yes, sir; and so fight that all the relatives in the world cannot break it. Old Lawyer (with some disgust) — The next, time there is a will to be drawn up, I'll do it myself!"—New York Sun. Ar.d Mother Officiates. Eddie—Do you have morning pray ers at your house? Freddie—We have some kind of a service when father gets in. Occasionally we meet people who spend half their time telling what they are going to do and the other half evnlainiru: why they didn't do it. upright citizens. The noisy, violent ones get into office and the leaders of the great Labor Trust know how to mass this kind of men, in labor con ventions and thus carry out the lead ers' schemes, frequently abhorrent to the rank and file: so it was at the late Toronto convention. The paid delegates would applaud and "resolute" as Gompers wanted, but now and then some of the real work ingmen insist on being heard, some times at the risk of their lives. Delegate Egan is reported to have said at the Toronto convention: "If the officers of the federation would only adhere to the law we would think a lot more of them." The Grand Council of the Provincial Workingmen's Ass'n of Canada has declared in favor of severing all con nections with unions in the U. S., say ing "any union having its seat of Gov't in America, and pretending to be international in its scope, must fight industrial battles according to Ameri can methods. Said methods have con sequences which are abhorrent to the law-abiding people of Canada involving hunger, misery, riot, bloodshed and murder, all of which might be termed as a result of the practical war now in progress in our fair provinces and directed by foreign emissaries of the L'nited Miners of America." That is an honest Canadian view of our infamous "Labor Trust." A few days ago the daily papers printed the following: (By the Associated Press.)) Washington, D. C., Nov. 10.—Char acterizing the attitude of Samuel Gom pers, John Mitchell and Frank Mor rison of the American Federation of Labor in the contempt proceedings iu the courts of the District of Columbia, in connection with the Bucks' Stove and range company, as "a willful, pre meditated violation of the law," Simon Burns, general master workman of the general assembly, Knights of Labor, has voiced a severe condemnation of these three leaders. Mr. Burns ex pressed his confidence in courts in gen eral and in those of the District of Columbia in particular. AI'IT.OVKl) BY DELEGATES. This reLuke by Burns was in his an nual report to the general assembly of his organization. Ile received the hearty approval of the delegates who heard it read at their annual meeting in this city. "There is no trust or combination of i capital in the world," said Mr. Burns, j "that violates laws of toner than do the I trust labor organizations, which resort j t : I more dishonest, unfair and dishon orable methods toward their corapeti ! tors than any trust or combinations in j the country." J Mr. Burns said the action of "these j so-called leaders" would be harmful j i'or years to come whenever attempts were made to obtain labor legislation. "'I ho Labor Digest," a reputable workingnian's paper, says, as part of an article entitled "the beginning of 1 he end of Gompersism, many organ izations becoming tired of the rule-or rum policies which have been en forced by the president of the A. F. of L." "That he litis maintained his leader ship for so long a time in the face of his stubborn clinging to policies which the more thoughtful workingmen have seen for years must be abandoned, has been on account partly of tho senti mental feeling on the part of the or ganizations that he ought not to be de posed, and the unwillingness of the men who were mentioned l'or the place, to accept a nomination in opposition to him. In addition to this, there is no denying the shrewdness of the leader of the A. F. of L., and his political sa gacity, which has enabled liim to keep a firm grip on the machinery of the or ganization, and to have his faithful henchmen in the positions where they could do him the most good whenever their services might be needed. "Further than this, he has never failed, at the hist conventions, to have some sensation to spring ort the con vention at the psychological moment, which would place him in the light of a martyr to the cause of unionism, and Knowledge Enough. At the moment of their fall Adam and Eve, being innocent, were used to doing things in an unconscious man ner. That is to say, they didn't Fletcher ize. With the result that they failed of getting the full effect of the apple all the proteids and carbohydrates. However, in thier blind, blundering way, they attained to enough knowl odge of good and evil to mane them terrible bores to themselves forever alter, and to all their descendants liKe wise unto the present generation.— Puck. His Business. "You see that man across the street? Well, you can always get cut rates from him for his work." "What is it?" "Trimming trees and hedges."— Bal timore American. Where Pepys Won Fame, "Who was this fellow Pepys, and what is his claim to fame?" "His claim to fame is well founded, my friend. He's the man who kept a diary for more than a vear." excite a wave or sympathetic enthusi asm for him, which would carry the delegates off their feet, and result in his re-election. "That his long leadership, and this apparent impossibility to fill his place has gone to his head, and made him imagine that he is much greater a man than he really is, is undoubtedly the case, aud accounts for the tactics he has adopted in dealing with questions before congress, where he has unneces sarily antagonized men to whom or ganized labor must look for recogni tion of their demands, and where labor measures are often opposed on account of this very antagonism, which would otherwise receive support. "There is no doubt but what organ ized labor in this country would be much stronger with a leader who was more in touch with conditions as they actually exist, and who would bring to the front the new policies which organ ized labor must adopt it' it expects to even maintain its present standing, to say nothing of making future progress." e quote portions of another article, a reprint, from the same labor paper: "Organized labor, through its lead ers, must recognize the mistakes of the past if they expect to perpetuate their organizations or to develop the move ment which they head. No movement, no organization, no nation can develop beyond the intellects which guide these organizations, and if the leaders are dominated by a selfish motive the organization will become tinged with a spirit of selfishness, which has never appealed to mankind in any walk of life at any time since history began. "It can be said in extenuation of cer tain leaders of organized labor that the precarious position which they oc cupy as leaders has had a tendency to cause them to lose sight of the object behind the organization. The natural instinct in man for power and position is in no small measure responsible for the mistakes of the leaders, not neces sarily in labor unions alone, but in every branch of society. This desire lor power and leadership and personal aggrandizement causes men who have been earnest and sincere in their ef forts in the^ start to deteriorate into mere politicians whose every act and utterance is tinged with the desire to cater to the baser passions of the working majority in tho societies or organizations and this is undoubtedly true when applied to tue present lead ers of the Federation of Labor. We mention the Federation of Labor par ticularly in this article, because that organization is the only organization of labor which has yet found itself in direct opposition to the laws of the land. There are other organizations of labor whose leaders have made mis takes, but they have always kept them selves and their organizations within the bounds of the law and respected the rights of every other man in con sidering the rights of themselves and their constituency; whereas, the motto of the Federation is just the reverse, and unless the loaders conform them selves and their organization in accord ance with the laws of the land, the leaders and the organization itself must be disintegrated and pass into history, for in America the common sense of mankind is developed to a greater extent than in any other nation on the earth, and the people, who are the court of last, resort in this country, will never allow any system to develop in this country which does not meet with the approval of the majority of the citizens of the country. "This must have forced itself upon the leaders of the Federation by this time. If it has not, the leaders must be eliminated. The organization whic h they head has done many meritorious things in times past and the people are always ready and willing to acknowl edge the benefits which their efforts have brought to their constituency as a v. hole, but at the present, time labor organizations in general, and the Fed eration of Labor in particular, stand before the bar of pubiic opinion, hav ing been convicted of selfishness and a disposition to rule all the people of the country in the interest of the few. The people are patient and awaiting to Interesting Information. In an interview published in the Kieler Neueste Nachrichten, Grossad mirai von Koster says many interest ing things about his visit to New York, among them the following: "In the absence of President Taft, who was away on a trip to the Mexican frontier, the place of honor was taken by the vice-president of the United States, Secretary of State Sherman of New York." Graphic Variations. "Civilization," remarked the canni bal king, "promotes some strange ideas." "To whom do you especially refer?" Inquired the missionary. "Among you the ultimate con sumer is regarded with sympathy. Here he is considered very lucky." Mistakes Will Happen, Lady (to her sister, a doctor)— There—I cooked a meal for the first time to-day and I made a mess of it. "Well, dear, never mind; it's noth ing. I lost my first patient." If you soe a fault In others, think of two of your own, and do not add a third one by your hasty judgment. seo if the object lesson which they have been forced to give to these lead ers is going to be recognized and if they are_ going to conform themselves and their future work and actions in ao cordance thereto." Let the people remember that com ment, "The Federation of Labor in par ticular stands before the bar of publia opinion having been convicted of sef ilshness and a disposition to rule all the people of the country itx the inter est of the few." The great 00 per cent of Americana do not take kindly to the acts of tyranny of these trust leaders openly demanding that all people bow down to the rules of the Labor Trust and we are treated to the humiliating specta cle of our Congress and even the Chief Executive entertaining these convicted law-breakers and listening with consid eration to their insolent demands that the very laws be changed to allow them to safely carry on their plan of gaining control over the affairs of tho people. The sturdy workers of America have come to know the truth about these "martyrs sacrificing themselves in the noble ceuse of labor" but it's only the hysterical ones who swell up and cry over the aforesaid "heroes," reminding one of the two romantic elderly maids who, weeping copiously, were discov ered by the old janitor at Mt. Vernon. "What is it ails you ladies?" Taking tho handkerchief from one swollen red eye, between sobs she said: "Why wo have so long revered the memory of George Washington that we feel it a privilege to come here and weep at Iiis tomb.' "Yas'm, yas'm, yo' shore has a desire to express yo' sympathy but yo' are! overflowin' at de wrong spot, yo' is weepin* at de ice house." Don't get maudlin about law-break ers who must be punished if the very existence of our people is to bo main tained. If you have any surplus sympathy it can be extended to tho honest workers who continue to earn food when threat ened and are frequently hurt and sometimes killed before tho courts can intervene to protect them. Now the Labor Trust leaders de mand of Congress that tho courts bo shipped of power to issue injunctions to prevent them from assaulting or per haps murdering men who dare earn a living when ordered by the Labor Trust to quit work. Don't "weep at the lee House" and don't permit any set of law-breakers to bully our courts, if your voice and vote can prevent. Bo sure and write your Representatives and Senators in Congress asking them not to vote for any measure to prevent the courts from protecting homes, property and persons from attack by paid agents of this great Labor Trust. Lot every reader write, and write now. Don't sit silent and allow the organ ized and paid men of this great trust to force Congress to believe they rep resent the great masses of the Amer ican people. Say your say and let your representatives in Congress know that you do not want to be governed under new laws which would empower the Labor Trust leaders with legal right to tell you when to work, Where! For whom! At what price! What to buy! What not to buy! Whom to vote for! How much you shall pay l>er month in fees to the Labor Trust! etc., etc., etc. This power is now being demanded by the passage of laws in Congress. Tell your Senators and Representa tives plainly that you don't want them to vote for any measure that will allow any set of men either representing Capital or Labor to govern and dic tate to the common people, who prefer to bo free to go and come, work or not ,and vote for whom they please. Every man's liberty will disappear when the leaders of the great Labor Trust or any other trust can ride rough shod over people and mass their forces to prevent our courts from affording protection. "There's a Reason." C. W. POST, Battle Creek, Mich. PUBLIC TO KNOW BALLINGER-PINCHOT AFFAIR IS NOW BEFORE BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS. COMPLETE EXAMINATION Joint Resolutions Ordering Full Inquiry Is Introduced in the Senate by Jones and in the House by Humphries. Washington, Jan. 5.—An investiga tion of the Ballinger-Pinchot contro versy was ordered by a joint resolution today introduced in the senate by Mr. Jones, and in the bouse by Mr. Hum phrey, both of Washington. As here tofore announced tho provision is for the broadest kind of public inquiry, tha resolution being of the character re quiring tho signature of the president which gives to it all the force of gen eral law. A comittee of twelve is to he ap«. pointed to conduct the investigation, six of whe m be designated by Vice President Sherman and six by Speakec i'annon. Unquestionably Senator Nel son, ehai-man of the senate commit tee on public lands, will head the list :>f senators and this doubtless will re sult in Iiis selection as chairman of thu Joint committee. Tin- scope of the in vestigation is outlined as follows: " The committee is hereby empower ed and directed to maki a thorough Mid complete investigation, of tho ad ministration and conduct of the in terior department., its several bureaus, ollioors and employes, and of tho bu reau of forestry in the a'.ricultural department, its officers and employes, touching or relating to the reclamation, conservation, management and dispos, ni of the public lands of the ITnit^d States, or any lands held in trust by the United State for an;, purpose, in cluding all the natural resources of such lands, and said committee is au thorized and empowered to make any further investigation touching : aid d - partaient, its bureaus, ollicers and em ployes, and of said bureau of forestry, Its officers or employes, as it may deem desirable." The authority to sit during sessions of congress and in recesses, to require the atte .dance of witnesses and tho production of papers, usual to con gressional inqui.iof. is granted by tho resolution. It is provided further that any person refusing to obey the pro cess of tin committee or to answer any qui stion propounded shall be d omed guilty of ccntempt, and juris diction is conferred upon the court of ■appeals of the District of Columbia, to try and determine any such eliarf a af contempt. INSURGENTS SURPRISED. °.re Amazed at Purported Statement of Punishment. Washington, Jan. —With amaze ment in some eases bordering in an ger, the insurgent republican members of the house todoy read the published reports that they are to be singled out by the administration for puni, liment for their "rebelliius conduct" by tha .'mi mbers of tho majority party of tlie house. Several I f the insurgents were un sparing in their denunciation of tho uoliey which sought to punish a man f >r freedom and independence of thought and astion, as they expressed Xot a few were loath to believe that President Taft would lend his aid to ."u effort to adminhter castigation to t • m for supporting the very prin ciples and policies for which the party claimed they stood pledged for. JUMP TO FIERY DEATH. Mother and Babss Perish in Burnish Building. I'ooria, 111.. Jan. 5.—Mrs, Linton Davidson and lier two children were Inirnrd I o death today in a lire which destroyed the Hovenden livery barn on .Main street. Mrs. Davidson's hus band jumped from a second story window to the. pavement and suffered injuries which may prove fatal. Davidson did not jump until after he had put his wife and children on the roof where he thought they would h > safe until rescued. Mrs. Davidson feared to jump from the roof with tlie babies and when it tumbled in, all three were precipitated into a veritable furnace of fire. Joseph I'acey, an »god man is also supposed to have perished in the 11. INDIANA GOVERNOR FIRM. Chicago Concern Cannot Sell Pools in Indiana. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 5.—Every attempt by Chicago sports to start a pool room at Clarks Station. ïnd., even if race results are obtained by wireless, will be repulsed by Governor M arsliall. Sheriff Grant of Lake county has been ordered by the governor to seize any wireless apparatus. Following the cutting of the wires t I the pool room Saturday by deputy sheriffs, it was announced that a ". in less apparatus would be installed. "They can't beat Indiana," said tho governor today. "I will stop pool Felling in Clarks Station if it takes all the cash and the men Indiana can summon to do i£"