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THUR8DAY, November 9, 1905.
IRAPES|LAB£L i$-Weekly Courier. THE COURIER PRINTING CO. ^Founded 8th Augrust, 1848. USE Publisher POWELL.. .Business Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATttS. jljr-Courler, 1 year, Ty maU.... 13.00 |-Weekly Courier, 1 year 1.50 »e«: 117-119 East Second street lephone (editorial or business of Bcq) No. 44. adress the Courier Printing Co, Ot I tumwa. Iowa. tSntered as aeoond class matter Oe hb«r 17, 1908. at tha postofflce. Ottum 1. Iowa, under the Act of Congress of arch 8. 1879. WAGES AND HOURS. recent report of the bureau of declares that the- conditions of workers in the United States have improved wonderfully during the ten years. This report shows that conditions have been gaining le BY little but surely on the cost living. In the last three years the times period has caused a marked provement, considerably ahead of record for the seveti years pre ing. The report shows that in 1904, compared with the average for the years from 1890 to 1899, 25.7 per more persons were employed, i,urs of labor per week had been re iced 4.1 per cent, wages per hour had eased 17 per cent, weekly earnings employe, has increased 12.2 per t, and the weekly earnings of all sons employed had increased 41 cent. interesting table which is a part 3 bureau's feport, shows that in as compared with 1903, the total ber of employes decreased .6 per t, the hours of labor decreased .7 cent, wages per hour increased .6 ir cent, weekly earnings per employe Teased .1 peir cent, the total weekly ings of all employes decreased .8 cent. bureau reports that blacksmiths, ers, grinders, machine woodwork machinists, molders, painters and Uernmakers—in agriculturela impie ty Jnt work—have advanced in wages. 1' tside blacksmiths have los,t while seshoers' and forgers are getting money. About half the boot and oe workers have lost, while the ithers have gained—mainly because jjopen have been breaking into the ictories—the departments in which ien work showing decreases^ ckmakers and most of the depart ents of tie building trades show Ises since 1903—the paper hangers jtnd plumbers alone showing gains. %mon laborers appear in better de d, their pay increasing and their rs increasing by a slight fraction. )y for municipal laborers has ad nced and the hours are shorter, ist of the employes of meat packers total negro population has decreased. There was, however, an increase from 1860 to 1880. On the-other hand there was a rapid decrease from 1880 to 1900. The proportion of white children un der 5 years of age to the total popula tion decreased steadily, except vfrom 1850 to 1860, the number of such chil dren beinc in 1900 about three-flfths of what it was in 1830. The decrease during the last decade of the century was insignificant. The corresponding proportion for negroes was at its height in 1850 and 1880 and except for 1870 was least in 1890. The decades of great immigration and the divll war showed the greatest ratio of decrease in the proportion of children. The decades immediately following those of great immigration showed a reduction in the rate of de crease, probably because of the high birth rate among the Immigrants. The reduction in the proportion of children to total population during the century suggests but doe3 not prove that the birth rate was lower. The increase in the proportion of children among negroes from 1860 to 1880 and the decrease from 1880 to 1900 suggests a high birth rate during the twenty years following emancipa tion and a rapid fall iw the birth rate thereafter. The proportion of children under 5 years of age to women of child-bear ing age increased from 1850 to 1860 but has decreased since then, being in 1900 about three-fourths of what it was in 1860. The decline in the proportion of children since 1860 has been less marked in the south than in the nortb and west. The proportion in the north and west in 1850 was about five-sixths and in 1900 less than three-fourths of that in the south. A GAME OF PERILS. Ottumwa has been fortunate in that the has been the scene of no serious football accidents. The game has been played here by student teams and by elevens made up of more ma ture players. For several years it has furnished entertainment for those who admire physical strength and nev er has c. player been seriously injured. There are several cases of' serious, and some few cases Of fatal injuries, however, resulting from the game, these reports coming from all over the country and the conclusion the lay man must reach is that the game is truly one beset with perils^' Football is, almost entirely, a game between teams representing schools and colleges. In these institutions the object of athletics is, or should be, to afford the students a means of exer cise and recreation from their studies, building them physically while they are improving mentally by means of their studies. Track and field ath letics have their inning in the spring, and" a few wteeks are given in most schools to baseball. But football is the real college game,the season open- getting slightly, increased wages benefitted physically, at any rate for (ier last year. Book and job printers lower, while in newspaper work heroes are "husky," else they would jjale compositors are getting less not be' able to hold their places "on pney per hour and female composi JlTs more—the opposite, applying to Knotype operators. IjV^The summary of the report declares that conditions of labor are improved, [and that the workers are sharing in He general prosperity of the country. QUESTION OF THE AGE. \Xhough the question of race suicide s.'it affects the. United States is re .arded as unimportant by the average Jtizen, inspection of the census fig-i ons In some nations, notably France, ft is one of the great questions of the age. That it is truly the greatest can not be very seriously questioned when the enorblous decrease in the birth t$.te LA taken into account. A rectent census report on this sub ict is of more than passing interest It gives comparative figures and ows the decrease in its full rength. No census can furnish all the in irmatlon needed to compute the rate or number of births in a ar to each thousand persons,nor has is information been obtained for the nited States, or any considerable part of It, by an .other agency.- The attempts to approximate the birth rate cn the basis of census figures have been far from satisfactory. As a re sult, the birth rate in the United states, past or present, is unknown. The ratio of the living children un er 5 years of age to each 1,000 living omen or child-bearing age is used Wthe best available substitute for the a-th rate during the last half of the wneteenth century. The proportion of chldren under 10 iars of age to the total population be -ascertained for a longer peri- It has decreased almost uninter ruptedly since the early part of the century, the number of such children constituting approximately one-third OF the total population at the begin ning of the "century and less than one fpurth at the end. [»The decrease in the corresponding proportion for whites began as early ajg 1810 and continued uninterruptedly to the end of the century. Since 1830, when the figures were first obtained, the proportion of negro children under 10 years of age to the No matter how long you have suffered from STOMACH Poor Appetite, Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Heartburn, Weak Kidneys, Costiveness, or Malaria the Bitters will help you Try it today, I, "I 1K•* I Jf"* the time being. All the- gridiron the team." But many of them receive injuries, most of them of a minor na ture, but injuries just the same. A broken collar bone or a few broken ribs, a strained -ligament or a sprain ed ankle, are of frequent occurrence, and often reports from training quar ters are to the effect that half the members of a team are in the hospital squad. Naturally, the question arises: Is the benefit-derived from the game suf- flclent.to res and Consideration of the condi-j^ °^®®t thf a.tlon *ngs the conviction that President -isevelt is far from wrong 'and farmer of permanentinjury? When death rom sensational .when he says that °c°urs' i? us How much better that the game had never been played! How much bet ter that the danger httd been anticipat ed! There are, other games that can be played at this time of year and that are not nearly so full of danger. Of course it is useless to advocate A general cessation of the game. Play ers have been killed before and the game survives. The public and the football enthusiasts seem hardened to the fact that each year adds new vic tims to the roll of dead or maimed. President Roosevelt has taken an in terest in the matter with a view to attempting a revision of the rules that will lessen the roughness of the contest and thus decrease the d?nger. It is to be hoped his efforts will meet with early success and that meanwhile a kind Providence will keep the list of football casualties as low as pos sible. The students of St. John's school at Manlius, N. Y., who have, by a resolu tion in their athletic association, done away with football in that school, are trying to induce other similar institu tions to take the same action. The Courier is today in re ceipt of a letter fr6m the athletic association of the school, en closing the resolutions recently adopt ed and .in explanation of the action the letter says: "We believe the only thing that will clean up the game of football will be for all preparatory schools, academies and high schools to refuse "}P 1 to play for a year or so. This will qpmpel football authorities to radically change their rules." SUBSTANTIAL PROSPERITY.* While the American nation with stands the temptation to start a specu lative boom, and so long as the craze for speculation and its promises of great profit do not lure the dollars of the Yankee nation, financiers believe there is .little to-fear in the way of a break in the present prosperous condi tions. One of the largest and most dependable financial firms, in its week ly report on market conditions, has the following interesting observations: "Business conditions very promising. Great activity is reported in all sec tions of the country, keeping money actively employed and suggesting firm rates for weeks to come. In almost every department of industrial, com mercial or financial activity records have been daHy broken. It is quite safe to say that the volume of trade during the present year far surpasses all other years In the history of the country. There are signs here and there of its approaching end and yet the relative absence of dangerous speculation, the unquestionably rapid development of our natural resources, the great growth In population and the absence thus7 far of any general signs of over production give confidence in the belief that we are to enjoy at least another year of general1 prosperity. The wonderful demand for iron is such an old, old story, yet it is still the most convincing proof which we have of healthy condi tions. The great steel corporation has orders on hand or In sight which will keep it fully occupied for the next twelve months, and it could easily em ploy a very substantial increase to its present capacity. Real estate is also enjoying a boom which has never yet been equalled. Usually, activity in this quarter marks the culmination of an upward wave but as yet there are.no signs of overdoing, and the demands for increased office, home and work shop accommodation are the legitimate consequence of our natural growth and prosperity. In fact, considering the vast volume of business and traffic, the amount of speculation in force is not excessive. This is partly because of a restraining influence exercised by our leading bankers, who keenly, recognize that the greatest danger of the mo ment is the outbreak of a speculative craze. Attempts have been made too often to.infuse unnatural activity and strength into low grade securities and those of questionable value. When stocks that were given away a few years ago as a bonus to promoters are selling In the 30's and 40's It is time to call a halt and when the best invest ments are selling on a to 4 per cent basis, and good railroad stocks at a level where they bring a much inferior return to money, there is little basis for any prolonged bull movement unless prosperity brings them still better re turns and increased dividends later on ing with the school year and contin uing until Thanksgiving day. There is railroad stock's was short lived and no doubt that the football player is half-hearted, and tire probability of its being repeated soon seems .to be re mote. Such manipulations as have been seen iii Reading-and a few other shares are a menace and not a support to the market." Fortunately, the flurry last week in v! *^uriea inflicted onside,r- the loss of time, the stop in- eJf S?6? tion, for the too obvious answer is "No." In a game a few days ago between two high school teams, representing two Chicago euburbs one of the play ers, a boy 17 years old was injured so seriously that he died a few hours lat er. He was not the victim of a brutal attack nor was he in poor physical condition when he went info the game. His coach testified to the latter fact before the coroner's jury, saying in addition that the cause of death was "just the game." This coach was form erly. a player on the university of Illi nois team and should know whereof he spoke. The authorities of Oak Park, 111., where the unfortunate boy lived, have stopped the playing of football there for all time. Lacrosse or some other game less fraught with danger to the players will foe substituted for foot ball. But this action will not bring that lad back to life nor ease the sor row of his parents. :'3 WILHELM IS FOR PEACE. Emperor Wilhelm wants world peace, and for that reason he is anxious to placate the American government in the matter of the German tariffs. This is the assurance brought to this coun try by Ambassador Sternberg, who is the bearer of a proposition from the kaiser having to do with a new Ger man-American treaty, a trade agree .ment that will make the German na tion and the United States virtual al lies. "The world has regarded Emperor William as a man of war," Ambassador Sternberg is quoted as saying in Wash ington. "I tell you he's a man of peace. He always has observed and is closely observing the traditions established by his grandfather, the great Frederick Wilhelm, and those traditions call for the peaceful development of Germany and in international affairs adherence to those principles which are based upon the law of nations. The emperor seeks to preserve not to destroy, to build up, not to demolish. He has no wish to acquire additional territory but to maintain the status quo and develop the people. Take for example Morocco, He has never sought to grab territory there, but on the contrary, wishes the integrity of that empire to be pre served and the people developed through the improvement of their gov ernment." Replying to a query as to Germany's attitude toward America Sternberg told his interviewer the following: "In the web and woof of our inter national relations, it is especially pleas ant to me to find that the strands which unite us to America are straight and strong, with, it is true, some kinks, such as the tariff question, which, how ever, is capable of comparatively easy removal. "I cannot say too strongly that the mass of this German people enthusias tically admire America, and look upon your development wiih cordial sym pathy. The American government and people, are aware that Germany's de signs "are purely commercial, that we believe in the territorial status quo throughout the world, and that all we are seeking and all we desire is the world wide application of the principle John Hay established in China—open door, or to be more explicit, equality of treatment for our subjects and goods in all countries." Such assurances of good will can not but make Americans feel that the kaiser will not do anything to damage the chances of American trade in Germany. Just what the terms of the proposed new treaty are has not been made clear, bujt that will come in due time and if the indications count for anything it will be all that could be asked by the American government. An Ottumwa boy yesterday chose to go to Missouri rather than serve term in the reform school at Eldora. But maybe he had never been in Mis souri and he shouldn't be judged too hastily. Wives of destitute and idle men in England visited Premier Balfour THE OTTtJMWA OOURIBtl yes terday to tell him that unless condi tions improve rapidly in England tiiere 3 '-J' will be bloodshed. Mr. Balfour had better buckle on his coat of mail, for it is hard to make times good "while the women wait" in a free trade country. Perhaps G. Cleveland might tell him something about his experiences, both with free trade and With angry women. The sage of Princeton has had an in ning with both. Tom Lawson has spent $100,000 thus far in his campaign against the Insur ance companies. It is estimated that 3,000,000 pieces of mail having to do with the fight have reached his office during the time. Seventy-nine people afe employed in the office. It costs to tell the people what you know, just as it costs to learn. IOWA PRESS COMMENT. "It is about time that some of the^fe high rollers of finance were taught that the old fashioned law In reference to stealing Is still In force," says the Muscatine Journal. "It might be a very paying .investment If nir.e of them were given a chance to study the Inside workings of their,, own state penitentiary." All the same, the Burlington Hawk Eye would join the rank and file of this country's population in throwing, up its hat and -elllng hallelujah if Roosevelt should In spite of himself, be swept by public enthusiasm into another term of the presidency. The Clinton Herald notes that on the occasion of his recent visit to Ne braska, Grover Cleveland got out of the state as ouickly as possible after de livering his eulogy on J. sterling Mor ton. "The atmosphere was too strong ly Bryan for his lungs," says the Her ald. It is the belief of the Creston Adver tiser that A. I:. Smith's "equipment— or his lack of it—for the position is a proper sublect of debate and discus sion. it is also our opinion," contin ues the Advertiser, "that he is not the kind of a man whom the eighth dis trict would choose to represent it in congress." "The Thanksgiving proclamation is all right in its way." says the Coun cil Bluffs Nonpareil," but a recipe for getting more turkey and less football would be equally interesting." Mrs. Russell Sage says that-Jdleness makes women dangerous. "It does anybody for that matter, especially young men," suggests the Clinton Her ald. "And don't forget to bear in mind that one can be thankful without having a long list of things to be thankful for," says the Sioux City Tribune. "It is a lucky, story that gets into print before it is denied," observes the Keokuk Gate City. The Fort Dodge Chronicle says that Governor Cummins is certainly in need of no nerve tonic when he is able to eet up before a convention that liar invited him to address it and tell it its principles are wrong. O— The Jefferson Bee gays that the lat est and very potent sign of prosperity in Iowa is that a farm hand has been robbed of $1,20.0. O—— 'At no time has there boen such premium on decency," says the Washington Democrat. "There jiever has been. more, demand, .for. honest boys to go to work. Talk about all opportunity being gone, there is no sense in that kind of stuff. Decent men and boys are in demand every day. The world is walking around with a lantern, 1IK old Dlogenei, look ing for honest men." 'It is a satisfaction to know." says the Iowa City Republican, referring to the acquittal of Ed C. Brown at Prim ghar, "that twice in,the last week the courts have discovered that bankers were not so guilty as had been: sup posed and that the causes' of failure were of another nature than a deliber ate plan to rob the friends and pa trons of the banks In question." The Cedar Rapids Gazette suggests that when President Roosevelt suc ceeds in reforming college football he might -tackle the Hazing question. The Creston Advertiser-Gazette be lieves that the biennial election sys tem Is operating to the injury of the republican party in promoting fac tional discussion, in the absence of contest with the democrats. "It does make one feel rather lone some," confesses the Fonda Times, "to open the -morning paper and note the fun the voters are having down In Pennsylvania, Ohio and other states Where they keep In regular annual training." 'The next problem in Russia is that of how to make the people believe It," says the Council Bluffs Nonpareil. The' Cedar Rapids Republican says the power of removal which Governor Cummins would like to have i- dan gerous when confided In one man. For instance," It suggests, "the pres ent governor might And it hard to re move a county attorney who had per sistently "whooped It up' for him in political conventions, while he might find It easy to remove one who had been opposed to him." ro The Mason City Times-Herald states that the Iowa Insurance companies are quietly interviewing members of the general assembly to secure some insight into their probable attitude to ward an Investigation of the com panies when the assembly shall meet "Shall we abolish football?" asks the Des Moines Register and Leader. "Shall we abolish the third story win dow?" retorts the Ida Grove Pioneer. "More people were killed by falling out of windows last year than football has killed In five years." FEEDING GREAT BRITAIN. Edward Atkinson is Just returned from a visit to England and he is quoted in the Manufacturer's Record in some* striking observations with regard to future business dealings be tween the United States and the Unit ed Kingdom, sa -s the Buffalo News. It is well known that this country is the main source of food supply to England. It is not so well under stood that our corn crop is raised on 147,000 square miles and our wheat crop on only 82,000 square miles. Cot ton requires 30,000 more square miles and the minor crop3 enough more to run the crop area up to a total of not more than 300,000 square miles, or one-tenth of our area, excluding Alas ka. Mr. Atkinson puts the figure at 230,000 square miles, but the census gives the larger estimate. The first remarkable thing is that our awn DODUlatkm LA TED. trom. jthia t"* 'IS. IOWAX GOES EAST if 4 S iW A COL. WILLIAM H. MICHAEL WILL BE CONSUL GENERAL AT CALCUTTA Is a Member of the Famous Crocker —Shaw Cleans House at Treasury Building, Throwing Away Quantities of Counterfeit Money. :v"' (Special Correspondence.) Washington Bureau of the Courier, Washington, D. C., November 7. Colonel William H. Michael, chief clerk of the state department, will re tire from that office Wednesday of next week to be succeeded by Charles Den by of Indiana, son of a former minis ter to China. Colonel Michael will re main in Washington until about the first of the new year, sailing from New York, via Naples and the Suez canal, for his new post as consul general at Calcutta. Colonel Michael is pleased with the appointment and the opportunity it will offer to become familiar with an other part of the world and another line of work, but he regrets that it could not have come to him twenty years earlier. However, he does not regard himself as an old man by any means and will enter upon his new du ties witli enthusiasm and in the hope of giving a good account of his stew ardship as the cl^ief officer of the feon sular service in a country having a population five times as large as that of the United States. Temperature Like Florida's. Mr, Michael says he has looked into the question of climate and finds that the temperature in India and southern California-or Florida are very similar. The temperature during the summer rarely goes higher than 80 and in the winter it is delightfully warm. Be ginning with April and lasting until October it is the custom of the British government to move its headquarters from Calcutta to the mountains, and then return late in the fall. All the representatives of foreign governments follow and the capital of India during these six months is at a small city in the mountains. Of course the United States has no diplomatic officer, such as a minister, in India, that great country being un der the control of Great Britain. There fore the consul general really fills the office of minister and Is accorded the recognition that is commonly, bestowed upon a minister. Colonel Michael's ex perience covering eight years In the state' department, during which time he has been constantly ty-flve y.ears of his live in southwestern and norwestern Iowa, It was from small proportion of the national do main and- the surplus is still so great as to permit the sale ,of foodstuffs abroad to the extent of hundreds of millions -In valuo. "We may depend, says Mr. Atkinson,. on Great Britain for our permanent market over sea. in .both .foot stuffs and cotton. But there Is still In the United States, he says, an area as large as that now devoted to crops but which is not yet cultivated at all, an acre as suit able for grains and cotton as the ter ritory now given to them, and actu ally within the same states and terri tories as those containing the preuent crop producing tracts. Mr. Atkinson holds that within this area yet hardly touched for cultiva tion It is practicable to raise an addi tional 6,000,000 bales of cotton and 300,000,000 bushels of wheat at the av erage rate of production at the pres ent time. It is an idea to be tested and if found correct to be developed. It serves, at least, to emphasize the opinion that' Great Britain must al ways depend largely on the United States for her food and her cotton supply.' That is one reason why the British naval force In this hemisphere Is reduced to a skeleton and the great fortresses of Halifax and Equfmalt handed over to Canada to malntin in her own way. Great Britain and the United States are never to fight each other again. England prefers even humiliation to starvation. ANARCHY IN RUSSIA.. New York Tribune.—It Is lamentable that mob violence should be at all con tinued, and yet it was to be expected. There are always some extremists who are unwilling to climb a stair step by step, but try to reach the stop at a single bound, even if they break thpir necks in the attempt^ and there are In Russia somie entirely irreconcilable agitators who would conspire against a republic as malignantly as against an empire, and who Cdnsfequently con tinue to rage against the government In its concessions just as bitterly as ever they did under Its' repressions. It Is perhaps unfortunate'that General Trepoff has been in command of the troops and police.' Some' other man, equally firm, but less'arbitrary, might have restored and maintained order at less cost. But on'the 'whjJle'it is doubt ful if the disturbances will materially delay the great' work 'which Count Witte has In hdrid.' THey' riiay even promote it, by causing a reaction of the friends of ordered liberty against wild license, and their1 consequent ral lying to his support.' New York Commercial.—Russia is not by any means olear of the danger of blood-"- revolution- The radicals in the movement for freedom do not con sider that enough has been granted. They have forced so much—they know they have forced it by working on the fear of the czar and they are inclined to demand concessions to the very limit. The revolutionists do not be lieve that Emperor -Nicholas has been persuaded that the course he has pur sued ip the right one and that-he has granted this modicum of-liberty of his own.free will after such change of honest belief. They are of the con trary opinion. They feel that they have wrenched by threats and show of determined force what they have received from their ruler and If he could he would retract. There is not great confidence between czar and peo pie. The minor clashes that have al ready occurred between people and military, resulting in bloodshed, are but the outcropping of the distrust that exists in the light of the czar's many broken promises. If this one is not fulfilled there will be no further effort to convert the revolution into a ,naanatn! tnanaiHrtn of j&ovAciunani. .. J* A.-VU. b: linllnim. rilimiHU'iMiutiiMiiiMiiniimiiWIW iiiiiiiamiiiitinitiiHiiitiii«iit':»ii» •''^iH'"HiiiiiMtlimHHwiiMwmnliUM" AVfcgefable Preparationfor As similating IlicFoodanclBegula ting theStoinachs andBoweis or IN1: A.N is VC HIliDKEN Promotes DigesHon,CheerFuI ness and Rest.Con tains neither Opium,Morphine nor Mineral. Hot Narcotic. ASUESETA 1 AVE OF (HJI LLR SAMUEL PITCHER P^MFKUI SENT' JLX.SMNA Aperfecl Remedy for Constipa tion, Sour Stomach,Diarrhoea Worms .Convulsions .FevetisK* ness and Loss OF SLEEP. ,Facsimile Signature of NEW YORK. I I It I 1 N old DOS! S IMS JDciBflft flwearWKtseoLo Iowa that he went Into the war-of the rebellion, which brought him renown, and- In Iowa he obtained his education, marked out his }ife work and got his start in the world. He Is the orator of the Crocker bri gade and the biennial meetings of that rapidly diminishing organization would be lacking in an important element if Colonel Michael were not present. Since his promotion he'has received many letters from old Iowa friends, congratulating him upon his good for tune and feels grateful for the kind ly expressions and good will of the people of the Hawkeye state, which is more home to him than is any oth er state. 8haw Cleans House. The latter part of last week Secre tary Shaw cleaned house and now there are many thousands of dollars less counterfeit money, face value count, than before the raid. Every two or three years It is the custom of the secretary of the treas ury to authorize the chief of the sec ret Bervice to clear out the attic of the building and destroy the "junk" that has accumulated during that time. This is the accumulations of bogus coin, bills and the machinery and oth er devices for making the "queer" stuff. When the secret service men make a raid on a counterfeiting joint and capture the tools and bad coin or bills, the entire swag is taken to the attic of the treasury building and there stored under lock and key. All the metal secured is sent to the assay office and the gold and silver removed and turned into the treasury. The bal ance of the metal is returned and stor ed. It Is impossible to accurately esti mate the amount of junk taken down to tho navy yard and run through the foundry, but It was a very large amount, In fact for several months,the stuff has been stored In another build ing,* the attic having been filled to ov erflowing. The value of the coin, ac cording to Its face was about $40,000 and there were over a hundred thou sand dollars in face value of bank and treasury bills, to say nothing of great quantities of metal, postage and rev enue stamps, type for printing the Latin numerals on the bills, ink, acids, apparatus for photographing, dies, plates, molds, etc. The value of the silver obtained from the junk was about $800. The method employed by Secretary Shaw In disposing of this stuff was to appoint three treasury clerks who personally supervised the removal of it to wagons and remained on deck un til it was dumped into the big melting furnace at the navy yard and convert ed into pigs of iron or lead. Then the clerks make an affidavit that the prop erty has been destroyed and this Is filed, completing the task. Probably befort the week Is ended, fresh in voices of counterfeiters' junk will be *. MM JI F-'.'S GASTORIA For Infants and Children* The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears From Washington men who were present at the meeting it is learned that the Alexandrians do not regret having invited Mr. Shaw to speak to them. The old hall was not only jammed full, but during the two hours and thirty minutes Mr. Shaw spoke men stood in the aisles. There were not many women present: it waB dis tinctly a men's meeting and the only vacant space was a small section ,of the gallery reserved for colored people. At least two thirds of the audience were democrats, and notwithstanding that Secretary Shaw talked republican ism, pure and undefiled, democrats as well as republicans cheered the speak er repeatedly and cheered him heartily. Mr. Shaw spoke largely of the tariff and in treating this subject found It necessary, of course, to refer to tho policy of the,democratic party. In other words he literally skinned th(»' party to Which a large majority of his hearers belonged, but he did It so artis tically, with such a kindly touch and In such good humor that it did not hurl At any rate the democrats howled ami applauded while the secretary was peeling them, and when he had com pleted the job they gave him an ova tion and declared him a good fellow and all right. Perhaps Mr. Shaw paved the-way for this by telling his audi ence at the outset that it reminded him of an audience of the first families of Iowa. "First families of Virginia" is a favoritfe expression In the' "old dominion" and this paraphrase made an immediate hit. KING OF ALL DISEASES Secretary Shaw is very proud of the fact that he is the first and only cabi net officer to be Invited to address the voters of Alexandria since the begin ning of the war. To Contagious Blood Poison rigl Poison rightfully belongs the name King of al! Diseases. It is the most powerful of all human ailments—corrupting every part of the body and wrecking and ruining the lives of those unfortunate enough to contract it. When the first sign appears in the form of an insig nificant sore or ulcer, few persons realize that the deadly virus has entered the blood but so potent is the poison that one drop will vitiate and pollute the purest and healthiest blood, and in a short time the degrading and hor rible symptoms begin to appear. The mouth and throat ulcerate, the glands in the neck and groins swell, the hiir and eye-brows fall out, copper-colored spots appear on the body, and in the latter stages of the disease the poison even works down and destroys the bones. No other disease is so highly contagious, and many have contracted it and suffered its awful consequences through a friendly hand-shake, handling the clothing of one afflicted with. 3d it, or drinking from the same vessel. S. S. S., The King of Blood Purifiers, is the only cure for Contagious Blood Poison. It goes down into the cir- ,, culation and forces out every particle of the virus. It is nature's antidote jpA for this peculiar poison, and cures the disease in all its stages, and cures it permanently. ,v |'k 8. S. S. does not hide or cover up any of the poison to break out in future years but so com pletely eradicates it from the blood that no signs PURELY VEGETABLE, are ever seen again. S. S. S. is purely vegetables ,' we offer $1,000 for proof that it contains a par' tide-of mineral of any kind. 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Administrations have come and gone democrats have) controlled the government two terms of four yeara each in that period there have been ten cabinets during that forty years and only the Potomac river separating them from thlB ancient Vir ginia city, yet It remained for Spcrp tary Shaw to be the first cabinet officer of any party to be Invited to address the people on the political issues since the breaking out of the civil war. ^4 M' 'Si $ I T$ ^4 RI MIL