LAMAR. .... COLORADO.
Adam's lame excuse is playing too
large a part nowadays with wrong
No. Freddie, it is not "grafters" that
have seized one of the Hebrides,'but
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
An account of the dog show with
no mention of Harry Lehr? What’s
the mutter with the New York re
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
STEVE ADAMS CONFESSES INNER
Written and Signed Confession Gives
Details of Many Murders—Tells
Secret Workings of the Western
Boise, Idaho.—The Statesman prints
"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
"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
"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
"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
Statements Reported to Have Been
Made Before the Grand Jury at
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ARE TO BE ENTERTAINED AND IN
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After the bill had been effectually
disposed of, Mr. McCreary moved to
report his bill, which provided for
free trade with the Philippines imme
This motion was lost, only four sen
ators voting in the affirmative. They
were McCreary, Culberson, Carmack
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
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>
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
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
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.
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
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
He discussed the railroad evils as of
three classes, excessive rates, rebates
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
"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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
How They May Be Organized in
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
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.
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
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.
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