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LAMAR. .... COLORADO. Adam's lame excuse is playing too large a part nowadays with wrong .doers. No. Freddie, it is not "grafters" that have seized one of the Hebrides,'but "crofters.” The Chinese seem to be tuning up their hatred of the foreign devils to boxer pitch again. Venezuela has only 8,000 troops, but claims 23,000. Probably it counts Cas tro as the other 15,000. Now that Marconi has a baby, trans atlantic communication by wireless will doubtless be postponed. The crnck speaker at a deaf mute's dinner ir. New York was appropriately referred to as "our silver-tongued ora tor.” An account of the dog show with no mention of Harry Lehr? What’s the mutter with the New York re porters? The latest applicant for some of the Carnegie hero dough is a man who saved himself, and claimed he was a hero "per se.” New York’s swell set is taking to ballooning. The automobile Is now used by so many persons that it is no longer exclusive. Now that Esperanto, the new uni versnl language, has been set to music, perhaps It will be arranged next for the deaf and dumb. Mr. Yerkes-Mlznor says Alaska Is full of opportunities. However, It Is r.ot believed that there are any $lO. 000.000 widows there. M. Talgny denies that he called Cas tro "the monkey of the Andes.” He is much 100 polite to state his thoughts in that blunt, crude way. The attempt of a woman up-state to sleep In the open air, for her health, is n modified success, because the natives gnther around to see her do It. Now that science has discovered— as it thinks—that insanity is caused by a bacillus, the slang expression. "He’s bughouse!" takes on added force. A New York woman, said to be con science stricken, has returned a lot of stolen silverware to its owner. The fact that it was "plated" Is of no slg niflcance. It is said that ns many as 4,061 mus cles have been counted in the body of a moth. If the moth ever has the in flummutory rheumatism, how he must suffer! M. Fallleres did not distinguish lilmself at school, college or univer sity—but all the young men of whom the? same is true cannot become presi dents of Franco. The discovery of an artificial lamb chop ought to make the congressmen at last realize the value of the De partment of Agriculture for even their own practical uses. The theatrical syndicate has decid ed to drop Shakespeare. That is the bard's punishment Tor forgetting to put a double sextet and a leap for life into each of his plays. It Is to be hoped that the New York ritv official who gave up a $4,500 a year job in order to avoid any re striction on his freedom of speech really has something to say. John Hums says that Shakespeare did not understand the working people of his time. But the working people of our time understand Shakespeare, which is u more important fact. President Eliot says football is more brutal than bullfighting. If the help less dumb animals used for bullfight ing purposes could express an opinion they might sharply disagree with Dr. KI lot. Borrowing, says young Mr. Rocke feller, kills friendship, and should be shunned. We hope no one? has been so unwise as to forfeit the young gen demon's friendship by asking him for a loan. Two aeronauts who crossed the English channel in a balloon in one hour and three quarters must have looked down with pitying sympathy at the sea-sick passengers on the old fashioned steamer. A correspondent speaks of the uni versal smile in the streets of the Jap anese capital. We judge that there have been n<> graft scandals and ex posures there of late, or some smiles would have to come off. The annual report of Washington's chief of police In tabulating the po lice work of the year reports the ar rest "or one senator” and "two repre sentatives in congress." Naturally there is a good deal of curiosity tc know the names. The Portland Express prints a story about Si Jones—a suspiciously generic name—and his hens, which would "sit" in spite of him. The hen, be it re marked. is so constituted that she can’t “sit," unless laying the breast bone down on the ground is "sitting." A Minnesota man has committed the Bible to memory, so that’ ho cun repeat any passage in it from Genesis to Revelations, and tell where It is found. To do this took him eighteen years. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about it is that he is a commer cial traveler. King Edward, refusing to make ex ceptions, has ordered John Burns to wear gold lace at court receptions. Well, this about exhausts the king's power over Burns' official activities, and it isn’t worth making a fuss about. MORE EVIDENCE STEVE ADAMS CONFESSES INNER CIRCLE CRIMES. CORROBORATING ORCHARD Written and Signed Confession Gives Details of Many Murders—Tells Secret Workings of the Western Federation. Boise, Idaho.—The Statesman prints the following: "The Statesman is authorized to an nounce that Steve Adams, arrested at Haines, Oregon, on February 20th, ii: connection witlh the Stcunenberg as sassination, has made a full and sweep ing confession. "ThiH second confession Is far mor# important than that made by Harry Orchard. This is the statement made by James McFarland, the Pinkerton de tective last evening, in the presence of Governor Gooding and J. H. Haw ley, who is in charge of the prosecu tion. "Mr. McParland added that Adams confession fully and exactly corrob orated that made by Orchard at every point touched on by both. “Moreover, McFarland continued, Adams knows far more of the work ings of the ‘inner circle’ than Orchard did, and was able to give a mass of de tailed information that Orchard's con fession did not cover. The confession of Adams, he said, corroborated that given by Orchard on every substantial point connected witli the assassination of Governor Steunonberg. Adams, however, was not at Caldwell at the time of the assassination, nor was Or chard at the time of the unsuccessful effort in November. The man who as sisted Orchard on the latter occasion, as set forth in Orchard's confession, was Jack Simpkins. "Still another statement made by the detective was that the Adams confer slon gave the details of a large num ber of murders that were not referred to In any manner by Orchard. It was further stated that the confession had been reduced to writing, signed and acknowledged. It was a voluminous document, covering a greater field and in more detail than was made by Or chard. The further statement was made that Adams hud mude this con fession without being promised any thing. When talked with about the matter he simply made a clean breast of ail he knew of this ease and of the secret workings of the Western Feder ation. "It was announced by tlie governor, Mr. Hawley and Mr. McFarland that while they thought these facts should he made public, there would lie nc further information given out oi hinted at respecting tills confession. ■* INVESTIGATION OF STEUNEN BERG MURDER. Statements Reported to Have Been Made Before the Grand Jury at Caldwell, Idaho. Denver.—Under dnte of March lal the. Denver News’ correspondent tele graphs from Caldwell, Idaho: The witnesses examined to-day were Orchard, who, it Is believed, will go on the stand again to-morrow; James Me Parland, the Pinkerton detective; Andy Johnson of Boise, George Fra man, a resident of Caldwell, and Prof. S. R. Maeev, state chemist. McParland's testimony went to cor roborate the statements contained in tlu* confession of Orchard. The wit ness stated to the jury that his inves tigations had disclosed that a bomb hul been placed in the yard of Judge Goddard of Denver; tliai the death ol Walley in Denver liy a bomb explosion was due to the Western Federation of ficials. McParland also reported to the jury that the agents of the Western Feder ation hnd conducted their experiments with bombs on the prairies to the north of Manuhatton beach. Denver. Among the charges made by .McPar land were the death of Mnrtin Gleason, mine superintendent of Cripple Creek; the murder of Arthur Collins, the ex plosion in the Vindicator mine by which two men met their deaths, the mysterious disappeuiance of Barney, the mining engineer employed at the Tell u ride. thidcr the lutitude allowed witnesses in the grand jury rpom the witness gave many statements on information and belief in which he charged the miners’ organization with responsibil ity for no less than twenty-six fatali ties. He charged that Haywood was the mind which originated and com manded the execution of all tin* plots. Moyer was the dupe, said the witness, and Pettibone lent his counsel to the business for the financial returns it netted him. Professor Macey examined the bombs, said to number twenty-two, which were found in Orchard's room ami among ids effects. Andy John son was a witness at the preliminary hearing of Orchard. At this hearing lie was asked by Orchard's counsel if lie was working for a reward when he made tlu* arrest. Hi* denied the im putation, lint latei when he found there were rewards offered he asked Judge Church to have ills answer stricken from the records in order that he might share in the prise money. Among the witnesses subpoenaed to morrow are \V. S. Swain of the Thiel Detective Agency, and Joseph Hutch- Jnson. who was lieutenant governor with Stcunenberg. and who was the first man to break into Orchard's room tit the Saratoga hotel. It is believed that the grand Jury will lie ready to re port the indictments not later than next Monday. Under the law Indict ments must lie accompanied by a transcript of the testimony, and as a great number of witnesses will be ex amined it may take a day to prepare the returns after the work is con cluded. Thondhjem, Norway. A fishing fleet, consisting of 300 boats carrying 2,000 men and operating off Trondli- Jem, was caught in a terrific storm Fri day and it is feared the greater por tion of it was wrecked, as many boats are reported to have been seen float ing keel upward. Thus far seventy nine of the- boats with 550 men have been reported safe at Flntanger, Koks vlk and the Gjaeslingerne islands, and possibly others have reached shelter at some of the thousands of islands dotting the coast. Steamers are cruis ing in the hope of picking up surviv ors. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS Denver has a new anti-smoke ordi nance with two Inspectors at $1,200 a year each to enforce it. Governor McDonald has named Max Atencio as water commissioner for water district No. 35 at Fort Gurland, Costilla county. The police department of Victor has inaugurated a street chain gang service for the purpose of trying to reduce the number of vagrants. Frank Mario, a Colorado Springs gardener, whose wife had sued for a divorce, took parts green February 27th and died March Ist. After sending the drill as far as the machinery would carry it, the United Oil Company at Florence abandoned well No. 349 at a depth of 3,800 feet. H. H. Hammond lias been appointed by Governor McDonald to the office of county commissioner of Park county to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Charles D. Peckham. George Long walked into a winze at tlie Boulder County mine, near Ne derland, and fell eighty feet. He still survives, but with one leg and one arm broken. While fighting a fire in Denver on the morning of February 27th, Lieut. George R. Harper and Pipeinan J. P. Scavo were seriously injured by a falling wall. Scavo's injuries were considered dangerous. The Colorado railroads will grant a rate of one fare for the round trip to the meeting of the Elks’ grund lodge next summer and to the laying of the corner stone of the Shriners’ temple in Denver May 2d. The Senate public land committee has reported favorably the Teller bill granting Durango land for reservoir purposes and granting lands for a cem etery to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows ut Central City. John H. Morrison, aged 36, a shift boss employed on Robeson & Carter's lease in the Smugler-Unlon mine at Teiluride was suffocated by foul air nn the evening of February 28th and died before help could reach him. Governor McDonald lias appointed F. J. Chamberlin of Denver on the board of capitol managers to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph A. Thatcher. Mr. Chamberlin is managing director of the Investment Securities Company. Judge R. E. Lewis of the District Court ut Colorado Springs has Issued mi injunction to restrain cowboys from holding dances in the school house of District No. 36, El Paso county. Com plaint was made that their gatherings were reckless and immoral. A Salt Lake dispatch says: A. J. Gregory, who was live stock agent for the Denver &. Rio Grande here at one time, is dead at Provo insane asylum. Gregory was clubbed by holdups two years ago in Denver and never recov ered from the effects. A conference of active workers In tin* Young Men's Christian Asoclntions of Colorado has been called at Colo rado Springs, March 15th and lGtii. All members of the state committee, hoards of directors, committees of management and employed association officers are earnestly requi sted to at tend the meeting. In order to secure a fuller attend ance of United States troops for the military feature of the Pike’s Peak Cofitennial celebration at Colorado Springs, the executive committee has postponed t lie date,. The celebration, which will lie of six days’ duration, will begin September 24th, instead of September 9th. Proceedings have been commenced in the State Supreme Court for tlie disbarment of Attorney Charles A. Johnson of Durango. It is charged tHiit while district attorney of the sixth judicial district ho demanded money of a man accused of arson, agreeing to let him go free if the money was paid. The three months* short course in agricultural and domestic science closed ut the Agricultural college Feb ruary 27th. The students who at tended the short course were so well satisfied with their work that fully one-half of the number have registered for special work and will remain at Fort Collins until the end of the col lege year in June. As the result of a fire at Weston, a, camp fifteen miles west of Trinidad, March Ist, the Westeon hotel, two sa loons, one general store, a blacksmith shop and one resilience were totally destroyed, together with most of their contents. The loss is estimated at SIO,OOO, partly covered by insurance. The fire started in the general store and saloon of Barela & Abeyta, which were destroyed. Secretary of State James Cowie has issued a new compilution of the elec tloir laws of Colorado, in which he lias eliminated all laws except those actu ally in force at the present time. Tin list begins with the registration act of 1905, drawn by Judge Ben B. Lindsey and introduced in the last Legislature by Senator W. W. Booth. The law re lating to voting machines Is included, also laws covering tin* qualification of electors, the calling of elections and sample ballot. Th<* board appointed to select a el * sign for tin* Civil War Veterans' inonu ment at the state capitol grounds in Denver has rejected all designs sub mitted, including that of Miss Wnrei. who received a prize of SIOO for the best design. It is very probable that the board will decide upon- a shaft This shaft will cost about $15,000, tli amount appropriated by tin* Legisla ture. Later e»n, in the event eif another appropriation, a figure or figures, may be placed ut the top of the shaft. The Missouri Pacific lias completed arrangements to run a through train from Denver to Little Rock via Gen eseo, Wichita and Coffeyvllie, making connections for New Orleans, it will lie a fast train and will try for mail contracts from Denver to the South west . At the first public meeting held at Fort Collins to secure funds for pro viding right of way and depot site for the Denver, Yellowstone & Pacific railway, the sum of $30,000 was sub scribed. Business men have formed an organization and propose to raise SIOO,OOO. Plans are being made in Denver for the erection of a large free medical dis pensary building for the Denver-Gross Medical College, which is connected with tlie University of Denver. It is stated that 20,000 cases are treated an nually by the faculty and students of the college. Six students of Colorado College at Colorado Springs have each submitted to the extraction of a square inch ot skin, the whole being grafted on the feet of six-year-old Albert Helmer, who recently fell into an ashpit. The scri flce of the young students saved young Helmcr from being a life-long cripple STATE CONVICTS ARE TO BE ENTERTAINED AND IN STRUCTED. BY THE PRISON ASSOCIATION Course of Lectures to Be Provided— Will Hear Prominent Speakers and Listen to Music. Denver.—For the education and edi fication of tie- convicts in the Canon City penitentiary and the reformatory at Buena Vista, a series of lectures and entertainments has been prepared by W. E. Colb-tt, secretary of the Colo rado Prison Association. This society, of which Mr. Collett, is the active head, was organized to aid discharged prison ers and has done a great deal of valua ble work. Its office upon the third floor of the capitol is visited daily by former prisoners. The course will run through March and April. Those whose services have been secured are Chancellor Henry A. Buchtel of th<- University of Denver, Rabbi W. s. Friedman of Temple Em anuel, Rev. Frank T. Bay-ley. pastor of Plymouth Congregational church; Mrs. Scott Saxton and Mrs. Liska Stillman Churchill, both well known readers of Denver. The entertainments will he given mornings in the chapels of the two in stitutions. Roth Warden (’leghorn ami Warden Duteher heartily approve of the plan, ami are giving Mr. Collett every assistance. Chancellor Huchtel will begin the course with it lecture on “Theodore Roosevelt," ut Buena Vista, on the morning of March 91 h. A month later the chancellor will give the same lec ture at the penitentiary. Mrs. Churchill will present a varied program of impersonations under the general theme. "The Human Interest.” She will appear at the reformatory March 14th, anti ut Canon City the day following. Dr. Bayhy's topic will be "Some of tlie Mysteries of Common Things.” He will speak to the reformatory boys March 22d, and on the next day will address the prisoners at Canon City. Rabbi Friedman has chosen as his message to the wayward men and hoys, “Our Associates." His dates are at Buena Vista March 26th, and at Canon City March 27th. In the program Mrs. Saxton will have the assistance of several of her pupils. She will give a general pro gram of impersonations and readings at Buena Vista on April 20th. The next day they will go to the penitentiary, where, it is possible, a play will be put *>n. It is Mr. Collett's intention to make this course ;* permanent feature of the work of the association. Next year lie will endeavor to start it earlier, so that the entertainments may he a part of the life at tin* two institutions during the winter months. Mr. and Mrs. Collett have just re turned from a trip to the penitentiary. They gave audience to nearly 200 of the prisoners, with a view of learning what their needs would be when they were released on parole, assisting them in their efforts to be released, or assur ing them of the help of the association at all times. AUDITORIUM SITE. of Denver City Council Agrees on Location. Denver.—The Joint committee of the City Council yesterday recommended to the Council and the mayor the ground on the west side of Fourteenth street, between Curtis and Champa streets, as a site for the proposed au ditorium. The price to the city Is $105,000, which would leave $295,000 for a building. A majority of the Coun cil has signified its willingness to adopt the recommendation. As the se lection narrowed to the on** site, there is little else to he done, although the council and the mayor favored going further up town ir property at a rea sonable rate could lie had, which was not possible, however. A number of property owners inter esaterj in property near at hand are understood to have gone to the rescue in til*- ease of the site recommended and reduced the price to the figure named. Gould May Drop C. F. & I. New York. — George J. Gould, accord ing to a Wall Street rumor, has prac tlcally decided to relinquish his con trol of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company to the United States Steel Corporation. In consideration of this. It was said, the steel combine and the Great Northern road will give the Gould Wabash and Pittsburg extension lines traffic between the ore properties or tin* Grcnt Northern ami Pittsburg. This would mean that ore shipments will be made over the Great Northern, the Burlington ami rliq Wabash roads, into Pittsburg. Control of the Colo rado Fuel ami Iren Company is said to he held by Jr I*. Morgan & Co. pend ing the closing of the deal. Archuleta Divorce Granted. Denver. —After a week's trial, char acterized by much bitterness. Mrs. Adaline Archuleta was last night granted a divorce from J. Presley Ar chuleta on ihe grounds of desertion and infidelity. The jury was out sev eral hours when the verdict, was readied. 1* ia understood that if a new trial is not granted Archuetn’s lawyers will appeal the ease to the Supreme Court. Liquor Dealers Organize. Denver. —Retail liquor dealers of Col orado to th enumber of 150, met at tin* Adams hotel Wednesday, and effected an organization which they expect will result in much good generally. Ac cording to Secretary G. V. Richards, "it is an organization to elevate the business. Men will drink liquor and it is our business to see that only de cent men sell it: that people who drink gc t pure liquor and tlint those who deal in doped’ drinks are run out of the business.” Nearly every town in the state was represented. A banquet was h* I*l in the evening. The officers elected were as follows: President. Robert I). Stockton, Denver; vice president. Byron Haines. Colorado City; secretary. G. V. Richards, Den ver: treasurer, Frank McPhillips, Den ver. Former Speaker Honored. Washington. —The dentil of Former Speaker David B. Henderson was the subject of appropriate action in the House of Representatives Monday when, after the transaction of less than a day's business, resolutions of re gret and esteem were adopted and adjournment taken as further mark of respect «o his memory. SUGAR BEET VICTORY. Philippine Tariff Bill Killed by Senate Committee. Washington.— By a vole of eight to five Friday the Senate committee on the Philippines defeated the Payne bill, which had passed the House by a vote of 258 to 71. The action of the committee had been foreshadowed for nearly a week, although the exact vote had not been known. The senators voting for the bill were: Lodge, Beveridge, Long, Car mack and McCreary. The negative votes were: Hale, Bur rows, Dick, Nixon. Brandegee, Culber son, Dubois, Stone. After this decisive action had been taken, Mr. McCreary moved that the bill be reported to the Senate ad versely, in order to give the Senate a chance to consider it. Mr. Brandegee moved to table the motion and this was carried by a vote of 7 to G, Mr. Nixon voting with the minority on this proposition. This action effectually disposes of tlie measure, unless the chtiirman should appeal to the Senate by reso lution. After Brandegce's proposal that the bill should be tabled, Mr. ixjdge, the chairman, addressed the committee. Me said the course proposed was un usual and that there could be no good purpose accomplished in thus prevent ing the Senate from reviewing the action of the committee if it desired. The opponents cf the bill made no reply. After the bill had been effectually disposed of, Mr. McCreary moved to report his bill, which provided for free trade with the Philippines imme diately. This motion was lost, only four sen ators voting in the affirmative. They were McCreary, Culberson, Carmack and stone. The Payne bill provided for the re duction of duty on sugar, tobacco and rice imported from the Philippines, to thirty-two per cent, of the Dingley schedules, and for absolute free trado after three years. RIGHT OF WAY SUIT. Progress of Saratoga A Encampment Railroad. Cheyenne, Wyo.—The fight between the Union Pacific and the Saratoga & Encampment railway companies over a right of way for the latter over the iailroad grant lands of the former from Walcott south toward Saratoga, which inis been brewing for some time, is now on in dead earnest. On Wednesday the Saratoga & Encampment company filed suit at Rawlins 10 compel the Union Pacific to permit the former cor poration to lay a line of standard rail way from the southern edge of the Union Pacific lands to Walcott. Attorneys for the Saratoga & En campment say they have for months attempted to compromise matters with the overland route, but that the latter would not accept any of their propositions. They are now prepared to fight it out In the courts, and are sanguine as to the outcome. Graders for the Saratoga & Encamp ment, which is reported to be a part ot the Denver, Yellowstone & Pacific, are now at work between Saratoga and Walcott throwing up the grade as fast ns the work can be done. The com pany hopes to have the line ready for trains not later than May Ist. The present suit with the Union Pacific may cause n further delay, however, but so sure are the S. & E. officials over the outcome of the suit that they are already making preparations to handle business from Saratoga on M:i> Ist. King Edward's Holiday Trip. I.ondon.—The Duke of Lancaster, as King Edward will be known for two months, left Friday evening for a holi day in Palis and Biarritz and a sub sequent cruise in the Mediterranean. The King, who is attended only by General Sir Stanley Clarke and Hon. Sidney Greville. will stay at the Brit ish embassy in Paris until Tuesday, and during ills visit to the French capi tal will see President Fa Uteres, whom he has not yet met. From Paris the King will go to Bairrltz. France, and will stay there until the end of March, afterward joining the royal yacht in the Mediterranean, where it is said he will meet Emperor William. During his stay at Barritz. King Edward will see King Alfonso and discuss the de tails of the latter's mariiagc with Prin cess Ena of Battenburg. Royal Gorge Electric Line. Denver. —A Republican special from Canon City says: Engineers and sur veyors under City Engineer Wit ton be gan work Saturday on the proposed permanent route of the electric street car line between Canon City and the top of the Royal Gorge. F. S. Granger, who has the general management of tile enterprise, states that about two weeks will be consumed in making surveys and doing other preliminary work and actual construction will be gin about Match I.7th. The work will be pushed and the line completed by July Ist. Ties sire coining in and be ing treated with a wood preservative. Next week the directors will choose a corporate name for the road. Death of General Schofield. St. Augustine, Fla. —Lieut. Gen. John M. Schofield. U. S. A., retired, former head of the army, died hero Sunday night. He was attacked Sun day morning with cerebral hemor rhage. His wife and daughter were with him. General Schofield was secretary of war during 1868-G9. and his career was marked by a continuous service in the army from the time he entered West Point in 1849 until he retired Septem ber 29, 1895, with the rank of lieuten ant general, the highest military honor then permitted by law of Congress. His command of the army extended from 1888 to 1895. Child Labor Inquiry. Washington.—The Department of Labor has been ordered to investi gate apd report upon the educational, moral, industrial, social and physical condition of women and children work ers throughout the country by the House committee on labor. An appro priation of $300,000 is carried by the bill. Sovereigns to Meet. London. —Reuter's Telegram com pany is informed that King Edward will shortly meet Emperor William at sea or at some port. The announce ment, however, is unofficial. RAILROAD BILL ATTACKED BY SENATOR FORA KER IN A LONG SPEECH. HE PREFERS ELKINS LAW Declares Hepburn Bill to Be Revolu tionary in Character—Elkins Law Sufficient if Properly Enforced Washington.—For three hours, lack ing a few minutes, Wednesday, Mr. Foraker held the attention of the Sen ate while he read a carefully prepared speech on the railroad rate question. His speech was a protest against any general legislation, on the theory that the existing Elkins law could be so ex tended as to make it answer all the requirements. Mr. Foraker conceded that some evils exist In connection with the railroads, but urged that all of them could bo more effectively met by amending the Elkins law than by passing the pend ing bill. He announced his regret aL differing from the President, but said he could not see his way clear to pur sue any other course. He gave a generul review of the his tory of the railroad development of the country and passed to the evils of the system, which he said are necessarily incident to the upbuilding of so vast an Interest. His attitude toward the pendinrr railroad rate bi.i was correctly outlined in his first paragraph, in which he said of the bill: “It is so contrary to the spirit of our institutions and of such drastic and revolutionary character that, if not in its immediate effect, at least as a precedent, the consequences aro likely io be the most unusual and far reaching.” He discussed the railroad evils as of three classes, excessive rates, rebates and discriminations. He found little to complain of under the first heading, but said there are some instances of charges that are too high and he thought a prompt mid cf fective remedy should lie .provided. A more serious evil lie found in re bates, and he traced the present ex tensive railroad consolidations to the fact that the Supreme Court decisions against pooling had left the roads without protection from the rebate system except to resort to some gen eral understanding. Referring to the Elkins law he said: “There lias been no serious attempt to enforce this law to prevent discrim inations as to localities, but a glance at its provisions will suffice to show that It is as broad, direct, explicit anil efficient to remedy that kind of an evil wherever it may exist, as it has been found to be as to personal discrimina tions. That the law has not been tested in tills respect is not due to any fault of the law, but because no one has sean fit to invoke it. "The fault.” he added, "is not with the existing law. but with the officials who have not enforced it.” Announcing ids own position, he said: "I believe in the court plan, as con trndistinguished from the rate-making plan, not alone becouse it is much sini pier, much more expeditions, much more efficient, and without expense to the shipper, but because, in addition to all that, it avoids all legal and con stitutional questions, while the rate making plan as set forth in this bill encounters a. number of such questions that are of the most serious character and some of them, in my judgment, fatal.” DEFENDS RATE BILL. Its Success Predicted by Senator Dol liver of lowa. Washington. A large audience greeted Mr. Dolliver from the Senate galleries when he rose to speak on tin* Dolliver-Hcpburn bill. The senator outlined the bill, point ing out wherein it amends the existing interstate law, saying that, after all, the changes were comparatively few. “Instead of undermining the law the bill fortifies it.” he said, and he de clared that if the present law had been treated with the reverence and sanc tity it deserved the American people would have approached the subject ;n a frame of mind different from that which now prevails. He said that the railroad companies were unable to protect themselves ■ gainst the “flagrant abuses” of the private car companies under section 1 jf the present law. He had not fa vored the abolition of these cars, but he did believe that the car companies should be regulated by making respon sible the railroad companies employing them. Speaking of the Interstate Com merce Commission, he discussed Judge Grosscup's recommendation for a spe cific court, but he did not accept tlie theory advanced for the reason that he considered the present machinery sufficient for all purposes. He recog nized the fact that it had become fash ionable to speak slightingly of the In terstate commission and defended the body against such attacks. Mr. Dolliver declared he did not ex pect a protracted vendetta between the railroads and the business community, believing that when the law was en acted it would be observed by carrier and shipper alike. He predicted that within five years there would he boards of arbitration m every traffic center of the country, so that appeals to the commission would be the rule rather than the exception. He recognized the fact that the ques tion of appeals to the court from the orders of tlie commission was the bat tleground and he declared that as the bill stands it leaves the door to the court* open for the protection of all constitutional rights. No Seed Distribution. Washington.—The? House committee on agriculture decided by a vote of 8 to 7 not to recommend any appropria tion to buy seeds for free distribution by the Department of Agriculture. This means a saving of about $250,000 annually. The only seeds purchased by the department hereafter, if Con gress sustains the commit tee action, will be unusual varieties for use at ex periment stations. To Mark Confederate Graves. Washington.—The House on Thurs day passed tlie army appropriation bill, also the Foraker bill providing for the marking of the graves of Confed erate dead burled in the North. The discussion developed a unani mous sentiment in favor of marking Confederate graves, and as the bill had. during the morning session of the military committee, received favorable action, it was brought in by Mr. Prince and passed unanimously and : amid applause on both sides of the House. NERVOUS DYSPEPSIA A Desperately Serious Case Cured by Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills. Brought to the very verge of starva tion by t lie rejection of all uourishment, her vitality almost destroyed, the re covery of Mrs. J. A. Wyatt, of No. 1189 Seventh street, Des Moines, lowa, seemed hopeless. Her physicians utterly failed to reach the seat of the difficulty anil death must have resulted if she had not pursued au independent course sug gested by her sister’s experience. Mrs. Wyatt says : "I had pain iu the region of tlie heart, italpitation and shortness of breatli so that I could not wulk very fast. My head ached very badly and I was seized with vomiting spells whenever I took any food. A doc tor was called who pronounced the trouble gastritis, but lie gave me no re lief. Then I tried a second doctor with out benefit. By this time I had become very weak. I could not keep the most delicate broth on my stomach, and at tlie end of a mouth 1 was scarcely more than skin mid bone aud was really sturv iug to deuth. “Then I recalled how much benefit my sister lind got from Dr. Williams' Pink Pills mid decided to take them iu place of the doctor's medicine. It proved a wise decision for they hcl]>c(l mo as nothing else had done. Soon I could take weak tea and crackers and stendily more nourishment. In two weeks I was able to leave my lied. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills were tlie only thing that checked the vomiting aud as soon as that was stoppi'd my other difficulties left me. I have a vigorous uppotito now and am able to attend to ull the duties of my home. I praise Dr. Williams’Pink Pills for Pale People to nil my friends hecniS I am thoroughly convinced of their merit.” Dr. Williams’Pink Pills are sold by all druggists and by the Dr. Williams Med icine (Jo., Schenectady, N.Y. Pavements of Straw. Some of the streets of Warsaw, Po land. are paved with straw pressed into blocks and made hard enough to he used for this purpose. Shake Into Your Shoes Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder. It cures pain ful. smarting, nervous feet and ingrowing nails It’s the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Makes now shoes easy. A certain cure for sweating feet. Sold by all Druggists, 25c. Trial package FREE. Address A. S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. IMPROVEMENT SOCIETIES. How They May Be Organized in Every Town. The organization of a society is sim ple. A president,’secretary and treas urer arc the necessary officers, and ihe committees which are appointed may be ns many or as few as are re quired, says Harper's Lazar. It is very desirable to interest the town official’s and the prominent citizens of the place and secure their co-operation. The school teachers should be enlisted and through them the children may be i cached. The young people also should have a share in making plans for the town. The clues should bo small, possibly 52 a year paid in quar torly sums, and in some places a promise of two days' work a year is also added, one day being givcnjßto home Improvements, end the other to those of a public character. The most, important committee, lie cause the one w hose work is funda mental, is that on sanitation. The members are to investigate the town’s water supply, the public sewers and drains, and the back premises of houses. The refuse too often thrown in rubbish heaps is to be carted away and destroyed; a place is to be pro \ hied for ash piles, ami one where gar bage may be carried by a public official and burned. Those unsightly «pots should be far from the center of ilie town and a thick hedge may screen Hi'-* place from the highway. In all public places such as tiie railroad sta tion, the village corners, and park had the school house yards there should b<- neat rubbish boxes placed, painted, not a buniing red, us is too often the case, but a soft and inconspicuous leaf green. A PERFECT HAND. How its Appearance Became Familiar to the Public. The story of how probably the most perfect feminine hand in Ameri ca became 'known to the people it. rather Interesting. As tiie story goes the possessor oil the hand was with some friends in a j photographer's ere day and while! talking, held up a piece of candy The pose of the band with It* per ■ feet contour and faultless shape at - traded the attention of the artist nlr proposed to photograph it. The re- 1 stilt was a beautiful picture i ■■ the family until one day. utter r* ad« ing a letter from someone inquiring as to who wrote the Postum a: ti Grape-Nuts advertisements. Mr. Pi j said to li.'s wife, “We receive s-'J many inquiries of this kind, that it i J evident some people are curio < to know, suppose wo let the advert S tising department have that plctir ■ of your baud to print and uame it ' J Helping Hand.” (Mr*. Post has n-l sisted him in preparation of some tho mo3t famous advertisements). There was a natural, shrinking from the publicity, but with an ngri 4 ment that no name would nccorapaul the picture Its use was granted. The case was presented In tho IJg'J of extending a welcoming hand to tti friends of Postuni and Crape-Nnti so the picture appeared on the bn> 1 covers of many of tlie January a February magazines ar.il bcca: known to millions of people. Many artists have commented uj < l it as probably the most perfect hail in the world. The advertising dept, of the Pol uni C'o. did not seem able to resist temptation to enlist tho curiosity the public, by refraining from givi the name of the owner when tho i ture appeared but stated that name would he given later in one ) vhe newspaper announcements, t ! seeking to induce the readers to 1 ■ for and read the forthcoming iuivl tisements to learn the name of owner. - This combination of art a®^ rf § ® morce and the multitude of Inquirl furnishes an excellent illustration I the Interest the public takes In personal and family Hie of la| manufacturers whose names becif household words through oxtor.-Jf and continuous announcements newspapers and periodicals.