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►♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ AFFAIRS AT WASHINGTON ♦ - ♦ Events of Int'rest from the ♦ Scat of Government. G •♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ he Biggest Business In lie World. Postmaster General Hitchcock is at lie head of the biggest business in titution in the world, and he asked iat Congress appropriate $281,791,508 >r the year beginning July 1, 1913. course this may all be expeced to ome back to the Department in the ay of patronage from the public, un Mr. Hitchcock's figures by which proves the postoffice department ilf supporting, are wrong—and lots people say they are decidedly mis lading. When the parcel post was Ing urged Mr. Hitchcock and his of cials, told Congress and the people, tat it could be expected to be a ioney-maker for the government, yet the estimate there is $7,240,000 for e purpose of the parcel post. Not ithstanding that there has been no id of agitation throughout the coun y as to the amount being paid the ilroads each year for carrying the tails the Postmaster General asks ir an increase of $2,015,000, which if lowed will leave in the hands of the Dstmaster General $49,661,000 to dis unite among the railroads. It is very Iticeable in respect to this last item iat the protests against such enor ous payments to the roads never se, and meanwhile each postoffice 11 increases the annual allowance for i* purpose. It has never been sug isted that Mr. Hitchcock is economi 1 in anything he does when spending ivemment money. Things appear to a good deal by jumps in the post ice. A few years ago quick dis ,tch and swift mail trains, were the d, but now it is said most officials tivlty is in reference to stage lines, irai and parcel delivery. A railroad in takes from five to six hours to from Washington to New York, yet letter mailed as early as ten o'clock the morning at the "granddady post ice" in Washington, will not be de ered in New York the same day, en in the big hotels, where mail is iceived up to ten o'clock at night, his incident illustrates that in two of >e supposedly greatest postoffices in e country that, more time is consum in making dispatch and delivery an the railroads find necessary to nsport the correspondence nearly 5 miles. It i s but one of a thousand stances that could be cited to show at the postoffice, with all its boasted atness, is still in need of some of e same energetic management found all great enterprises outside of the ivernment. where politicians are call upon to do things most unnatural them, inasmuch as they rarely ever e business men. ow About ths Money ust. For many months Washington has en hearing about the "monev trust," d in explanatijn of the term Mr. .muel Untermeyer of New York, one the prominent attorneys of the tropoliB, explains that a few bank ; control the outflow of money from principal source in New York, to » country banks; and he also ex lins that the great commercial group men who control the financial situ lon are what is generally understood constitute the "money trust." atistics have been gathered from the .nking and industrial institutions roughout the country, and the Com ttee of Congress having the matter charge will begin work on Novem ■ 15th, at which time those popular 'ormers upon all matters of great .tional interest, Messrs. ,T. Pierpont irgan, George W. Perkins, George Baker, John D. Rockerfellel, and the 5 t of the "big 'uns," are expected to iclose just how it is possible for a v men to rule the financial destinies a great people, scattered over so jad an area of land as that of the ilted States, ireiess Almost ilimlted. With the ew wireless station of the vy at Arlington, Va., shooting mes ;es to Key West, Fla., and Colon, nama—the latter nearly 3.000 miles, > scientific world is asking itself ether there is any limit to this king thru space, ns for Rural idit 'he question of better borrowing ilities for farmers has been fre ently mentioned in this correspond :e, and the speeches of Congressman orge W. Norris, of Nebraska, made ng the past year or two, have ap mtly been instrumental in blazing trail along which other statesmen re followed, and become acquainted (th the necessity for more modern thods of credit, if the farmer is to Ty on his business without being necessarily hampered and curtail for funds. President Taft has giv impetus to the suuggested reform avowing himself in favor of rural credit banks, and in his utterances has followed the suggestions made by Mr. Norris in the last two Congresses, in which particular emphasis was laid upon the Raiffesen system, which has been entirely successful in Germany. Mr. Norris took the position a year or more ago that the government should give the same careful investigation to rural credits as was furnished through the Aldrich Monetary Commission in its study of the methods existing throughout the world, and particularly in Europe, with reference to commer cial credits. He introduced a resolu tion a long time ago, which is still ending, providing for a Commission to study and report upon the systems in Germany, and elsewhere in Europe, which have offered a means for farm ers to obtain quick and adequate loans to finance their affairs. The German system is wholly co-operative, and in its operation is said to resemble the building and loan association plans more than those methods commonly used in banking. Governor McGovern, of Wisconsin in response to a re quest by the New York Times, states that the problem has already been taken up in his state, and he sheds much interesting light, in a lengthy communication, upon this great economic problem. Enlisting for Seven Years. The flighty-minded youths who have been the biggest asset in the business of army recruiting officers, may be a little more serious in regard to cut ting family and home ties and rush ing into the army, since the new law provides that enlistments shall be for seven years instead of three as hereto fore. The first four years the enlisted shall be for seven years, instead of three as heretofore. The first four years the enlisted men must spend in active service, while for three years more he is to hold himself subject to military duty at call; and for the latter there is no pay. Army officials opposed the new law when it was be fore Congress. Tipping Officially Approved. A new order has been issued in the interest of the Beau Brummels of the United States Treasury. In order that the employes may be dressed in be coming fashion the ruling decrees that all clerks be allowed one dollar a week in their expense accounts for having their clothes pressed. Six dollars a day is allowed for hotel bills, for officials or clerks, while in New York, and five dollars a day when in any other city. Fifty cents a day extra will be allowed for tipping. Newspaper Decision Delayed. The supreme Court has deferred a decision on the newspaper law, re quiring publicity as to ownwership and management of newspapers, until December 2nd. Quite a large number publications have not filed statements, and declare they will not until the de cision is handed down. In the mean time they are running the risk of the postoffice department taking drastic action to exclude their papers from the privilege of second class mail rates. Big Force in the Pension Office The provisions of the new pension law are being assidiously and industri ously executed, and a great force of extra clerks are at work putttng the claims for increased claims in shape. It is thought that the extra work will be completed sometime in February, by which time all the old veterans throughout the country will receive the extra amounts allowed them. BODY OFMCE PRES. LAID AT REST PRESIDENT TAFT, MEMBERS OF CABINET, SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN ATTEND FUNERAL. Utica, N. Y„ Nov. 2.—With President Wm. H. Taft, members of his cabinet senator. congressmen, diplomats and other promient personages present, the body of James Schoolcraft Sherman, vice-president of the United States, was buried here today. There was no display, the services being of the sim plest order. President Taft's offer to furnish a guard of regular soldiers to escort the body to the grave was de clined by the members of the dead statesman's family. The Rev. Dr. Holden officiated at the church, as sisted by Dr. Dana Bigelow with the Rev. Dr. Stryker delivering the fun eral oration. From the church the cortege proceeded to Forest Hill Ceme tery. where the body was placed in the Crypt of the Babcock Mausolem. Mrs. Babcock was Sherman's mother-in-law. A GOOD MESSAGE. Meritol Tonic Digestive has proven a good maessage to others, why not to you? It acts first upon the stomach strengthens the digestive organs, cre aes a healthy appetite, and makes rich, red blood. Imparts new life and strength to the entire body. Blair's Drug Store. 7S.000, LIVES HAVEJEEN LOST TURKS MAKING THEIR LA8T STAND AGAINST VICTORIOUS BULGARIANS. Budapast, Nov. 2.—A dispatch late today from the war front announces that 75,000 lives have been lost in the deciding battle now being fought be fore the walls of Constantinople be tween the Bulgarians and Turks. The battle front just oustide Constantin ople is thirty miles long. Fighting is in progress clear across the Peninsu-i la. I Vienna, Nov. 2.— Massed along forti fications from Silivrl on the sea of Marmora to Kera Burun on the Black Sea. Nizam Pasha's beaten Turkish army, a mere rabble today is making its last stand against the victorious Bulgarians almost in the shadow of the mosque of Saint Sophia. Small forces of the Bulgarians have contentrated in the suburbs of the city and as the fortifications sheltering tile Turks are admittedly crumbling it is expected that but a few hours can intervene be fore the forces of Czar Ferdinand will have realized their dream and the Turkish power will forever be broken in Europe. Numerically superior but hopelessly disorganized the Turks are still putting up the resistance of sav age hatred of the Bulgarians advance but penned within their defense this resistance avails little, and outside the lines the few bodies of Turks still opposing the Bulgarians advance are retreating steadily. More than 25.000 wounded Turks having been brought In from the front on Thursday and Friday alone. Every hospital in the city is full to overflowing and already a shortage of food and medical sup plies is seriously felt. COMING LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 1.—Hugh D. McIntosh, the fight promoter, lisa what he thinks is the coming light weight champion in the person of a 20-year-old youth from Melbourne named Herbert McCoy. This lad has beaten every one he has met in a most decisive fashion, his latest victim be ing Paul Till, a late arrival from France. He stopped him in nine rounds and there was never a time when the contest -was in doubt. MIKADO'S PHYSICIANS REFUSE TO COMMIT SUICIDE. Tokio, Nov. 2.-—In response to a pe tition asking them to commit suicide because they failed to save the late Mikado's life, the Mikado's physisians issued a statement, tonight saying his death was not their fault anil declin ing to kill themselves. LOS ANGELES CHURCH WON'T STAND FOR SALOME DANCE Los Anegeles, Nov. 4.—Protesting against the production of Salome by the Lambardie Opera Company the committee of Civic Righteousness of the Los Angeles Church Federation today sent a letter to manager Belin yer declaring the production of Strauss' Opera would result in the "corruption of public morals" Tar quina Taoquini. the operatic star who is to dance the leading part was dis gusted. She unburdened herself "I am an artiste. There is no wickedness in art. It is only in evil minds." MANDOT'S STOCK GOES UP. New Orleans, Nov. 2.—Joe Mandot, who is to fight Champion Ad Wolgast here Monday night, ruled the day a six to five favorite over the title holder. Wolgast appears somewhat peeved at the turn to the betting and declares he is willing to put up from one thousand to four thousand that he will knock out Mandot in ten rounds. 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W.tkiua Ulvrk - - E.rgn, N. D C A ft II New and Second Hand Goods Bought, Sold & Exchanged RANGES COOK STOVES TAKEN IN EXCHANGE COOK STOVES BARGAINS IN WALL PAPER HEATERS OLD HEATERS TAKEN IN EXCHANGE New & Second Hand Furniture—Everything Needed in a Home C. D. MORSE THE MAN WHO CAN SAVE YOU MONEV ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ WILSON GOT "RATTLED" ♦ ♦ - ♦ ♦ New ^ork, Nov. 1.—Greatly ♦ ♦ pleased at the reception accord- ♦ ♦ ed him here at Madison Square ♦ ♦ Garden Governor Woodrow ♦ ♦ Wilson left today for Röchest- ♦ ♦ er. Wilson confessed that for ♦ ♦ the first time in his life he was ♦ ♦ "rattled" last night. The thir- ♦ ♦ ty minutes cheering so affected ♦ ♦ him that he forgot his pre- ♦ ♦ pared speech and delivered ♦ ♦ another one. + ++♦♦♦+++++++♦+++♦+ MONEY TRUST COMMIT TEE TO RESUME Washington. Nov. 6 - The sub com mittee of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, which is en gaged In an investigation pertaining to the alleged control bv the banks of the money market, will probably re sume Its sittings on Friday. Some of the members of the committee who went to their homes to vote will be back in Washington tonight^atid by Friday it is expected that all will have returned to resume the work of the committee. One of the first witness es to be called will be William Rocker feller. The Pujo Committee has been trying to reach Mr. Rockerfeller for a long time, but was deterred until re cently from making a determined effort to subpoena him by information that he was too ill to appear. WASHINGTON INTERESTED IN MRS. ANTHONY Washington. Nov. 6.—Now that so ciety no longer lias the election as the chief feature of interest, it will turn its attentions to the plans of Mrs. Chas. Anthony of Muncie, Ind., who is reported to have many new things in footgear to introduce to the elite of the capitol this season. It was Mrs. Anthony who startled the smart set last winter by appearing in slippers with diamond heels. Her fad thi B year is reported to be slippers with miniature gold watches set in them. She literally will dance to time. The slippers are being made in Paris, ac cording to friends of Mrs. Anthony, and will be encrusted with precious stones In addition to the watches. All tlil s goes with about $50,000 worth of clothes. SENATOR WILSON DIES AT SEATTLE DEATH DUE TO ANGINA PECTORIS WHILE STOPPING OFF AT SEATTLE. Washington, Nov. 6. -Former sena tor John L. Wilson, owner of the Post-Intelligencer of Seattle, died suddenly at liis hotel in this city at 5:30 this morning from angina pector is. Senator Wilson expired before making any effort to rise for tlie day and Mrs. Wilson was at his side. Med ical assistance was hastily summoned but death appears to have been al most instantaneous Senator and Mrs. Wilson stopped off in Washington a day or two to learn the election results while on their way to New York City where they were to have been the guests of their daughter. Mrs. W. W. Chapin. The Wilsons had planned to sail from New York in a few days for Panama and after several weeks at the Isflhmus return to New York and spend tlie Christmas holidays at the Chapin home, after which they were to sail for Europe, for an extended tour. Ex-Senator John L. Wilson was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., 1S50. He won his A. B. at Wabash college in 1874. He was a member of the Indiana house of representatives in 1880 but left the East to accept an appointment as receiver of public moneys at Spo kane Falls, Wash., which office lie held from 1882 to 1886. He was a member of the 51st, 52nd, and 53rd congresses, resigning February 18 ,'95, and went to the U. S. Senate to fill out the unexpired term of John li. Allen republican. Mrs. Moffet at the Boston store will cut and fit your dress and you can help while you wait. Engage the hours wanted. Your hat is Here—Fad. SELECTION OF CABI NET FADES WILSON LEADING DEMOCRATS WILL PICK THE BIG PLUMS— W. J. BRYAN SECRETARY OF STATE. Princeton. Nov. 6.—Choice of his official family—the Cabinet—faced president-elect Woodrow Wilson today. It is known that Wilson has made no promise or pledge, but leading demo crats said several appointments were considered as virtually settled. These are: Wm. J. Bryan, as secretary of state; Ur. Harvey W. Wiley, former chief chemist, as secretary of agri culture; Loui s D. Brandeis, the Boston attorney, as attorney general. Wm. G. McAdoo. chairman of the democrat ic national committee, is slated for a cabinet portfolio cither as Postmaster General or secretary of war; Josephus Daniels, national committeeman from North Carolina, and chairman of the Democratic Publicity Bureau, is also regarded as a likely choice for Post master General. Chairman Wm. F. McCombs of the national committee, it is reported, will not be called to the Wilson cabinet but will be taken care of in some other capacity if he desires. For secret ay of treasury, Representa tive A. M. Palmer. Wilson's leader in Pennsylvania, or Representative Redfleld of New York, are generally regarded as leading in Wilson's con sideration. Redfleld who retires from the house March fourth is also talked of for secretary of commerce and labor Labor Commissioner Chas. P. Neill is also a possibility for the portfolio. Tom Pence, newspaper correspondent and Wilson publicity man. is talked of for secretary to the president. Mayor Baker of Cleveland is another thought to be considered for n job ns "little president." Meritol Rheumatism Powders sur prise everybody who try them. KILLS DESTROYER OF HOME Tragedy Takes Place on Raft on Rlv ver at Corvallis, Ore. Corvallis. Ore., Nov. 2. Henry Dodds, a bridge worker Is dead here today a victim of the unerring aim of Ralph Henry of Newport who shot Dodds for alleged alienation of his wife's affections. The tragedy occur red on a raft near the new company bridge. Dodds was working on the edge of the raft when Henry rowed up and tlie latter taking aim. shot Dodds, in the luic-k of the head. Dodds pitch ed headlong into the river and when he appeared on the surface of the wat er Henry fired two more shots. The body was reevered later . $219,000 TO BE EXPENDED ON BREMERTON NAVY YARD Navy Yard, Bremerton, Nov. -.—A eport issued by E. II. Brownwell, chief of the public works department of the navy yard, states that $219.000 will be spent in the near future in Improving the yard. Plans and specifications for tho new pier near the dry dock have been completed and will be sent to Washington at once. The pier will cost $175,000. JACK JOHNSON'S CAFE CLOSED Chicago, Nov. 2.—Jack Johnson's cafe He Champion is closed today and according to the announcement to city collector Edward Cohen will remain closed so far as the negro pug is con cerned. While the place was filled with customers a squad of police en tered quietly and escorted the revelers to the street and locked the donrH. SENTENCED TO HANG. Slayer of Brother Will Be Hanged January 24 at Lethbridge. Lethbridge, Alberta,Nov. 2.—Edward Stokeley, convicted of th*- murder of his brother Frederick in July Iasi, was sentenced today by Justice Walsh to hang January 24. His Lordship re fused a new trial and remarked on passing sentence that there was no ex cuse i n this land of ours for anybody carrying a gun. Get your watches at the Corner Drug Store. CNE WILL EAT CROW ♦ Los Angeles, Nov. 2.—Either ♦ ♦ Appellate Judge Shaw or W. E. ♦ ♦ Chapin will eat crow after el- ♦ ♦ ection day. Judge Shaw, if + ♦ Wilson * s elected. Eugene Fish- + ♦ burn, a Taft. man. is stake hold- ♦ ♦ er. He will produce the crow. ♦ ♦ • ♦++++♦+♦♦++♦♦♦++++ DU PONT'S AND DAHL GREN'S FLAGSHIP TO GO Washington. Nov. 6.—In spite of the protests which have arisen In certain quarters, the Navy Department will stick to ils intention to sell the old frigate Wabash, which has been sta tioned at the Boston Navy Yard as a receiving ship since 1875. The Wabash was launched at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Oct. 24, 1855. She is wood, 262 feet 7 inches long and 51 feet 4 inches abroad, with a mean draft of 23 feet and a displace ment of 4, 650 tons. Her cruises from 1855 to 1859 were as flagship of the home and Mediter ranean squadrons. While flagship of Commodore Hiram Paulding she brought from Aspinwall to New York in June, 1857 the filibusters of Gen. Walker's army. She sailed on May 30, 1861, from New York to join the Atlantic block ading fleet. She captured two vessels and took part in the capture of the llatteras inlet batteries in August^ 1861. She was the flagship of Reaf Admiral Du Pont at the battle of Port Royal, S. C„ Nov. 7, 1861, took part in the expedition ngainst Fermandina, Fell. 28. 1862, and was flagship of the South Atlantic blockading squadron un til 1863 under Rear Admirals Du Pont and Dnhlgren. Under the command of Capt. Melanc thon Smith she took active part in the bombardment and capture of Fort Fisher in the winter of 1864-5. From 1866 to 1871 she was laid up and tinder repair at Boston, and for two years she was the flagship of Rear Admiral James Alden .commanding the Med i t erra non n squadron. In 1875 the Wabash was put out of commission at the Boston yard, where she has shared the honors with the old Constitution as a relic of long and vali ant service. AUSTRALIA MEAT TO GERMANY. Adelaide. Australia, Nov. 6.—One hundred thousand carcasses of iiiiiHoq wore shipped from Austarlia to Ger many today, the consignment leaving here going to Hamburg. This is in agreement with the decision of the German government to solve the froz en meat problem by importing meat from Australia. The inland transport problem has been met by the aid of the French company which has contracted to furnish special refrigerator cars. The South Australia government in tends to claim the prize of $5,000 offer ed by the municipality of Duisburg for any one who solved the importa tion difficulty. Seattle, Nov. 4. Mrs. I). W. Hughes, a pretty young woman of 21, was hap py with her husband in Spokane until the advent into her life of William Madison. Madison was fascinating, he gave her that attention and adula tion her husband sometimes forgot. He understood her. lie finally per suaded her that he, and lie alone, could make her life eternally happy. Friday night she left her Inis I .md criming to Seattle with Madison, and registering at the Tourist hotel with him. Sunday morning she wok< up lo find him gone, and with him tier purse will) the $160 she had taken to keep them going till he got work. To day saddened by her hitter experi* nee she waits for the telegram of forgive* ness from her husband that wilt re unite them. She is now in the i ity hospital prostrated by the desertion and the los 8 of her money. BEAUTIFUL HAIR, A JOY FOREVER If you have a beautiful bead of hair, try to keep it. If you have not, try to get it. Meritol Hair Tonic keeps the scalp clean, promotes a healthy growth of beautiful hair, and keeps it soft and lustrous. Tr yit. Blair's Drug Store.