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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUN-TELEGKA3I, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1910.
PAGE SEVEN. PRESIDENT -TAFT IS BUSY WORKER THROUGHOUT DAY During His Office Hours the Ante Rooms of the White House Are Always Crowded WithSolons. WINFIELD DESCRIBES VERY TYPICAL SCENE Shows Just How the President Receives His Visitors and How He Transacts Official Business. (By Jonathan Winfield.) Washington, Feb. 12. William How ard Taft, president of the United States Las office hours, instead of "holding court" as do the European rulers. Every week day, unless Pres ident' Taft is not adding more miles to his world's record for official travel, from ten o'clock in the morning until two in the afternoon, he holds forth in his room in the office part of the white house. There is a steady stream of public officials, office hunters and sightseers. The first arrival the other morning was Rep. Gardner, of Massachusetts, Bon-in-law of Senator Lodge. Gardner First Arrival. "Seen anything of a couple of con stituents of mine?" he asked one of the door keepers. "Out of a sick bed, laid up for a week. Some of my peo ple are here and want to see the presi dent." "Haven't seen 'em. What's the mat ter old a.-;e?" asked a reporter. "Say young man" said the Massa chusetts member," New Englanders eat plentifully and follow in the sim ple life. Just because I'm a son-in-law do not think I am not old enough to ehave." By this time it was just five min utes after ten o'clock the congres sional room was crowded with mem bers of congress, many accompanied by friends from their homes who just want to shake hands with the presi dent. Beveridge Makes 'Em Wait. Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, was, however, delaying the impatient mem bers. He was already in private con sultation with the president on the New Mexico-Arizona statehood bill. The house measure, with senate amendments Senator Beveridge is chairman of the territories committee was being approved by the execu tive. When the conference was over the: Indiana solons sought the news paper men and told him that he had fixed the matter and that statehood was assured. His shadow had "not cleared the white house office before Postmaster General Hitchcock, -was among the re porters. "Do you know anything about the statehood biU?" he queried. "Yes" was the chorus, "Were you there?" That was his cue, and the postmaster general told the story from the administration standpoint, elimin ating Senator Beveridge, excepting to say that the failure of the statehood bill in the last congress was due sole . ly to the Indiana man's opposition. Secret Service Guards. The two secret service guards of the president Jimmy Jloan and Fred Wheeler were quietly running around here and there among the visitors, keeping constant watch over those who successfully passed the two uni formed police officers at the main doors. "Look out!" was an exclamation that was startling. "Here conies Jeff pavis." It was the Arkansas fire eat ing democratic senator. He had with him a friend who desired to shake hands with the president. When the ordeal was over and the Arkausas senator was retiring he was surrounded by newspaper men. "Well senator why the visit?" was the query. "Wanted to see the president. Think 0BM he is a fine fellow. First time I hare ever seen him," said the senator. "You've been here three years and this is the first time you have seen President Taft? He was In Roose velt's cabinet." That Is correct was the reply, the words ringing with pride. j Gordon Peaceful Man. On his heels came a man of piece, although one who has a proud war record. Senator Gordon, of Mississippi. "Say boys," he said, "Taft is the on ly president I was afraid of. I am fearful that he will steal our good old democrat state. He ia too agreeable and kindly. I wish he were a demo crat" ! It was not a cabinet day and the representatives and senators had full fling until nearly one o'clock. Insur gent members called to tell their side of the story. They were followed by emissaries of the Cannon organiza tion. The president listened careful ly and attentively to both sides, but ; told them all he was billed to take an j active part in the fight, but still their j fighting would not prevent the carry ing out of the administration legis lative progrein. Representative Morehead of North Carplina one of the republican mem bers who squeezed into the house a year ago, laid before the president a comprehensive scheme to make many of the southern democratic states re publican." His was only one of a doz en propositions advanced during the i morning. Representative Madden, of Chicago, headed a delegation that was opposed to the publicity feature of the corporation tax law. The president had to listen intently, too, to the claims and counter claims of aspir ants for federal office. Rarely did he commit himself. He did however, glad den the heart of Representative Langley, of Kentucky, and incidental ly stepped on the corns of Senator Bradley, of the same state, by declar ing that he would not supercede Les lie Coombs, the American minister to Peru with some other Kentucky repub lican. A Chicago Delegation. The social side of the office of pres ident was not overlooked. A delega tion of Chicago men, headed by Sena tor Lorimer, representing the Fellow ship club of that city called. They have journeyed from the Windy City .iust to personally invite the president to Chicago for their Irish day cele bration on March 17. Senator Oliver, of Pennsylvania, arranged for the re ception of a delegation from the Am ericus club of Pittsburg, which wants President Taft to be the star at form er President Grant's birthday celebra tion April 27th. Secretary of the Interior Ballinger came in hurriedly. He was given pre cedence over all those who had been patiently waiting. He had no sooner disappeared when Attorney General i Wickersham dashed in. He had to talk over the administration's federal in corioration scheme. He found him self in somewhat of a tangle, which the president had to straighten out. 1 As fast as the visitors were admit- j ted to the president's private rooms, : fresh arrivals took their places in the reception corridor. Chased by the Cop. "Two o'clock" said the policemen i at the door. "AH over for luncheon." The disappointed visitors in the recep-! j tion rooms who had not yet been re I celved left. President Taft went to , the white house proper for his mid day repast. The clerks, secretaries and police fell to satisfying the inner man. At three o'clock and from then on until five o'clock the hustle of the morning was to be repeated. ' "Dull day today," said one of the door keepers. "Nothing doing around here." The pity of it all was that the doorkeeper was serious. NOTICE! All statements hereto fore made by me, at any time or place, or to any person whomsoever, charging Henry Atkinson with having stolen wheat from me, I believe to be untrue and unjust to Mr. Atkinson. I regret that I made such statements, and I do hereby retract each and every one of them. Dated this 10th day of February, 1910. Joseph W Palmer Witness, B. C. ROBBINS. Everything in High Schoo Books At Bottom Prices Thistleihwaiie's Drug Stores 8th and N. E and 8th and S. E " Were a Man. A WOMAN MAY TELL (American News Service) Chicago, Feb. V2. A woman em ploye of the National Packing com pany, who is said to be conversant with the secret workings of that company, will be one of the witnesses next week ! before the federal grand jury that is 1 investigating the beef trust. The wit ness is declared to be Miss Birdie Hau- ber, one of the stenographers in the office of President Edward Tilden. It is expected that this witness will be able to give additional information re j garding the absorption of the New i York Butchers' Irressed Meat company by the National Packing company the j deal in which Frederick Joseph was in- terested. Miss Hauber is said to have done much of the stenographic work in the office of the National Packing company. The remarks of clever and high-spirited women on the "If I Were a Man" text are always stimulating and read able. They invariably suggest the re marks of "the opposition" in any par liament on measures and methods adopted by the party in power. But we know what happens to minorities, when they succeed in obtaining office, and would not the same thing happen to women if they were, by some magic influence, to be transformed into men? There are many desirable things which men do badly, or not at all. Their short comings are many and painful as they are prepared humbly to admit in moments of heart-searching. But would women do better in their places? Would not women en counter the same physical and moral difficulties, same differences of opin ion. Would women disagree as men do on questions of economic and moral legislation? Are all women of one mind as to poverty, unemployment, vice suppression, taxation, the means of promoting order, justice, prosper ity? Give women equal suffrage and ev ery other right and privilege which they still lack, after decades of re markable progress for their sex. and the world would remain what it is for centuries. Women would divide as men do. There would be radicals, moderates anu conservatives among them, as among men. There would be individualists, socialists, opportun ists and other "ists" among them, as well as legions of unlabeled and un classified. Government would remain a matter of adjustment, compromise, experimentation, development. All of this is not necessarily an ar gument against equal suffrage, but it shows that the "If I Were a Man" for mula contains no solution of any of our great social, industrial and moral problems. Society advances slowly; it gropes and stumbles; it learns in the school of trial and pain and this is due to human nature as well as to the human habitat. If men were women, or women men, the same general and profound causes which now prevent more rapid ascent and greater harmo ny would still continue to operate. Chicago Record-Herald. II ?! mmmmk- . Special For Saturday and Sunday AWL CIGAR A Perfecto 5c Straight Cigar 8 r 25c P.S. Ask lor the little green ticket. A box of ci gars given away every Saturday night. Quigley Drug Stores TO ASK IIIJUflCIIOH (American News Service) Cincinnati, Feb. 12. dovernor Mar shall of Indiana will ask an injunction against the Cumberland Telephone company to prevent it from sending racing returns Into Southern Indiana pool rooms, particularly to Jefferson ville. Bert New, his legal clerk, ar rived tonight at Hammond. Indiana, ; to examine the bomb throwing there ' in connection with the anti-gambling crusade. School Supplies for all grades at Morris & Co's. CHICHESTER S PILLS wLiCs. THE DIAMOND BRAND. A lMf lt Ask ywr Unciirt foe . 1I1U in Brd and U.14 metallic' bases, scaled with Bu Ribbon. Tak. m tker. B.y of w DlTSuND HKABED PILLS, for Kft yean knows as Best, Safest. Always Reliable SOLD BY DftUGGISTS EVERYWHERE i 3 POSITIVE!. VALUES 7lO lain St UlcSSbsP. ? Why Be Bothered ? wltn taat leaky roof wtaea yon can get more than your money's worth in RUBBER ROOFING at CAIN LUMBER CO. PHONE 1010 10-27 South lit St. oo HUP alto OO Continues to Be the Leading Event off tho We've a lot of new rugs in Manor, Tapestry and Body Brussels from which to select at $10, $12.50, $14.75, $16.00, $22.50 and up. Dresser in Solid Oak, large 12x26 inch Mirrors, at $8.95. Chiffoniers in Genuine American Quartered that have the five large drawers, at $4.98. Some new Buffets just arrived that are beauties, at $24.85, $27.50, $30.00 and up. Don't fail to get one of our Special All Felt Mattresses at $7.98. This is just like finding money when you get our goods at these extremely low prices. Come in and get your share of them and when housecleaning .comes have enough money ahead by doing so, to get an extra article for the home. Salle Cootttanes UmtHIl Maurdlu isll 925, 927 and 929 MAIN ALLEN 925,027 and 929 MAIN RICHMOND'S NEW HOME FURNISHERS POSTAL BANK LAW WILL BE ENACTED BY THIS CONGBESS (Continued From Page Three.) strict the depositories to the postoffi ces of the presidential grade, of which there are about 7,500. Accounts may be opened by any person ten years or more of age. Married wom en may have accounts free from inter ference by their husbands. No person can have more than onj account. The minimum deposit which will t)e ac cepted is one dollar. Interest is to be allowed at a rate not exceeding 2 per cent nor annum, an evidence of the intention of the government not to compete with the banks. Xo account shall have a total credit exceeding $500 exclusive of the accumulated interest and not more than $100 may be deposited in any one month. America Behind Other Nations. The United States is behind all the other nations in this matter. The British government adopted a postal savings bank system fifty years ago. It has been a success from the day of its creation. It has grown from year to year until in 190S it carried ac counts to the number of 11,018,251 and had total deposits of $781,794,533, the average holding of each depositor be ing $70.95. In Great Britain, as in every other country where there are postal sav ings banks, these institutions have been found an important and valua ble adjunct to private banking estab lishments. In the judgment of the president, the system will offer proper inducement to thrift and saving to many people of small means who do not have banking facilities. It will also furnish a satisfactory substitute, based on sound principle and actual successful trial, in nearly all the countries of the world, for the system of government guaranty of deposits. A Poem That Paid Somebody. "My new hat is a poem," she said enthusiastically. "I have just received the bill for it," replied he. "I don't understand these stories of so many poets dying in poverty." Poultry Feed THE GOOD KIND That makes tbem cackle RICHMOND FEED STORE 11-13 N. 9lll Phone 2196 E 'l' you If You Need Money $ .60 Is a weekly payment en a $ 25.00 loan $1.20 is a weekly payment on a $ 50.00 loan $2.40 is a weekly payment on a $100.00 loan Other amounts In the same proportion. We loan on housuehold goods, pianos, teams, etc., without removal RICHMOND LOAN CO. Room 8, Colonial Blda. Phone 1545. Richmond. Ind. TRY OUR $i09 SOFT COAL Guaranteed to Be Gear of Slate sad Cllskers. H. C. BULLERDICK & SON 529 S. FIFTH. PHONE 1235 ANYBODY can make good ENLARGEMENTS with tbe Brownie Enlarging Cameras. Works like a printing frame. No Dark Room: No Focusing. $2. 3. aad $4. W. H. ROSS DRUG COMPANY PHONE No. 1217 804 MAIN STREET Ross Peroxide Cr ca m Greaseless. 25 Cents We, the Richmond Dry Cleaning Co.. will dry clean the following articles at special low prices for one week and one week only, commencing Monday, February 14, 1910, ending Saturday, Feb. 19, 1910: Men's Suits Dry Cleaned, $1.00, regular price $1.50 Overcoats, Dry Cleaned, $1.00, regular price $1.50 Ladies' Skirts, Dry Cleaned, plain, 50c; reg. price ...$1.00 Ladies' Skirts, Dry Cleaned, fancy, 75c; reg. price ..$1.25 Ladies' Waists, Dry Cleaned, plain, 35c; reg. price 50c Ladies' Waists, Dry Cleaned, fancy, 50c; reg. price 75c This is done in order to in troduce our new process of Dry Cleaning. lKJDlhinniinidl try DosiiniDinig , 1024 Main St., Phone! 1072 We are members of the Indiana Slate Association of Dyers and Cleaners, which means a protection to the people.