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MARCH 30, 13CS. PAOB Passe Make Hypocrites , A conductor of the Louisville & Nashville railroad testified In" the Swayne impeachment proceedings as follows: - - - . Q. According to the best of your rec ollection has he ridden with you once or more in each year? A. He has. Q. Will you state upon what manner of transportation he rides? A. On all trips but one he rode on a pass. - ; Q. On what did he ride on the other occasion? A. He had a ticket, sir. Q. When was that? A. During thetime that this commit tee was sent to Florida In this same case. On or about February 17. I am not quite sure that is the date but on or about that time last -year, 1904, he rode from Pensacola to River Junc tion with me on a ticket, accompany ing the party that was the t:ommittee sent there from this place to investi gate this matter. Q. That was the first and only time he rode on a ticket? A. It was, on my train. He thus tried to make the investi gating committee think he was in the habit of paying his fare. Just think of a Judge trying to create a false im pression like that. The pass system is essentially vicious and one of the yorst features of it is that it causes men to be hypocritical. York Demo crat. : For several years there has been a tendency towards independent thought in the higher order of republican ranks. Like a tethered animal they are uneasy and restless. They, want more freedom than the "stand pat" idea affords. Am'ong this class are Cummins, LaFollette, Van Zant and many others. It might also include President Roosevelt. Notice every in novation on the established principle of the republican party tms class nas made has been on DODulist lines or more properly speaking democratic lines. Where a person Is not chained to the republican party by a financial null or the hope of Retting one his svmDathies naturally tend towards a diffusion of power and wealth rather than concentration a government of trusts and corporations. Notice again, evervone of these innovations receive the plaudits of the people at large. A large majority, of "the republican party are opposed to trusts and while" they know their party is dedicated to tne promotion of trusts, they still hope and hope, that relief will come. The leaven is working and possibly good results will follow. But in the meantime, every voter should realize that purification must begin with the voter. Minden Courier. A Useless Navy Any one who has met naval officers end constructors of late and has heard them make" addresses must have ob served their growing distrust of ar mor for defense in battle ships. Ex perts are aware that the power of tne gun and of the new and more effective explosives have probably rendered it impossible for a ship to carry armor nlat.es sufficient to resist the Maxim and other new shells, the new explo- eives, and the new guns, and yet con-1 tinue to float. But there is yet another aspect of this case. The two Cunard steamers nhont to be launched under a subsidy from the British government are built for unarmored war vessels, fitted to carry the new guns and to use the new shells. ' They will outclass and out- Rtpam anv existing battle ship, and may take position far enough away from any battle ship to be practically free of dancer of being nit, wane send ing the new shells against them, as the .Tnnanese did in 'their destruction of the Vladivostock fleet. Under such fiitlons are not all the existing bat tie shins, whether launched or partly finished, already relegated to the junk hean? Other improvements nave ai ready rendered the life of a battle ship less than ten years. Do not these new development render them all as worth less for war as they are costly to tne taxpayers? , - At the Gate The above is the title of a neat little volume of poems by Thomas 0. Clark (Fleet-McGinley Company, Baltimore, Md.l The-poems are ail healthy, up lifting literature, showing the Insight of the true poet Into human nature All the noets are populists. The voice of liberty has always been attuned to rhyme and rythm. They all speak one language, the language of the soul. It is almost always of the lowly that poet sings, and so sings Mr. uiarK: The widow toiling in the night The fatherless to feed, Is a far more inspiring sight Than any soldier's deed. . The friendless girl who, poor and lone, In some drear attic sews, Has often times more courage shown And fights more deadly foes. Ik Hand That Wards Off Coughs, Colds, Grip And Restores Nervous, Dyspeptic . Catarrh Wrect& ( "During the recent Crip ' VVW V claiming a million victims or more, the fp) v ffff$ S'kVLa t efficiency of Peruna in quickly relieving vMmw$ Jgi. S this malady and its after-effects has been IwvJ ifV LIKE A DEMON grip has crossed our country, leaving behind scores of physical wrecks. Victims of catarrh of the head, catarrh of the throat, catarrh of the lungs, catarrh of the stomach, catarrh of the kidneys, catarrh of the pelvic organs, are to be counted by hundreds of thou sands. Grip is epidemic catarrh, and sows the seed of chronic catarrh within the system. , . This is so true that few grip sufferers are able to make a complete recovery until they have used Peruna. Never in the history of medicine has a remedy received such unqualified and universal eulogies as Peruna. If you do not derive prompt and satis factory results from tho use of Peruna, write at once to Dr. Ilartman, giving a full statement of your case, and he will be pleased to give you his valuable ad vice Tii l3 ' ' ! Cured of Obstinate La Grippe. - Henry Diatin, the inventor and maker of band instruments for the Henry Distin Mfg. Co., at Williamsport, Pa., is probably the most active old man in Philadelphia to-day. He writes from 1441 S. 9th street, Philadelphia, Pa : "I write to inform you that I had a bad attack of. la grippe last December which lasted more than three months, and which left me with catarrh,, and several of my friends advised me to try your wonderful medicine, Peruna. - . "I began with a bottle the first week in March and it certainly did me a great deal of good. "I was so well satisfied that I purchased another bottle, and followed your directions which you furnish with every bottle, and I am glad to say that it has cured me. I shall certainly rec ommend the Peruna to all my friends," Henry litin. Congressman Powers of Vermont Uses Pe-ru-na in His Family. Hon. II. Henry Powers, writes from Morrisville, Vt.: "Peruna I have used in my family with success. I can recommend it as an excellent family remedy, and very good for coughs, colds and catarrhal af fections." H. Henry Powers. Pe-ru-na For Catarrhal Nervousness ', and Stomach Troubles. Hon. W. J. Purman, ex-member of Congress from Florida, writes from 1422 Q street, N. W., Washington, D. C. : "Prom ; representations to me, and from my own experience, I feel Justified in recommending your Peruna to any and all persons suffering with catarrhal nervousness or stomach troubles." W.J. Purman. Address Dr. S. B. Ilartman, President of the Ilartman Sanitarium, Columbus Ohio. The Kaiser's Banquet. Give me of your loin, Oh, Beef Trust! Of your tenderloin, Oh, Beef Trust! For our King must have a banquet At the grand Waldorf Astoria, . And the wine will flow like water, At the grand Waldorf Astoria. All the trust magnates will be there; All the frenzied lords of finanee; All the captains of industry; All the senators and bankers; x And the wine will flow like water At the grand Waldorf Astoria. 'Round the festive board they gathered Air the barons lords and grand dukes, Clad in gold and royal purple. To do homage to their Kaiser. And the rich wine flowed like water, At the grand Waldorf Astoria. Then uprose our only Chauncey, With a gesture high and mighty: Hear me, all ye peers and all ye no bles, -Let us drink unto our Kaiser. ' And the rich wine flowed like water At the grand Waldorf Astoria; , - ' Marching by ten thousand workmen, Some in rags and some bare-footed, Headed by a priest In vestments. Give us bread! Oh, Heavenly Father! But the wine still flowed like water, At the grand Waldorf Astoria. A. L. HEMENWAY. DeKalb Junction, N. Y. er wink at bills containing special ad vantages, or to refrain from bringing relief to his constituents for unfair rates or discriminations. It would be a little humiliating to our distin guished representatives to place them selves on a level with Waiters, and we refrain from doing so. It was only a random thought Crete Democrat. Does not a legislator who accepts a pass place himself on a par with a waiter In a hotel who accepts tips. In return, one Is expected to bring choice dishes of grub quickly, the oth- Bribery and Courtesy There was once a case being tried in the courts of this county and, after . the jury had found for the plaintiff,! the defendant moved that the finding j be set aside because the jury had f been "tampered with," and that it was proven that while the jurymen were at dinner the plaintiff set up the cigars to three of the number. The motion was sustained because there was evidence of bribing. " " There was a bill before the legisla ture which if enacted into law would be unfavorable to a certain corpora tion, but favorable to a vast number of the state, hence the case might have been styled 'the people vs. the corpo rations." Out of the 100 jurors whose vote determined the fate of the meas ure 99 had been treated to paste board slips to the value of many dollars ; and there were some people so unwise as to contend that some of these Jurors might be Influenced against the party, who gave no pasteboard, and for the party who did give. But these paste boards were only courtesies you know, while the cigars were so many bribes. There is a difference between a bribe and a mere courtesy. The Granger. The new trusts are mostly of the lawful kind. It is unlawful for several concerns to combine and still remain separate companies, but it is .lawful if they will combine by forming a corpo ration., and all turning their business over to it. This is the president's view of the matter as we understand. Of course this lawful kind of trusts could be made unlawful by congress, and the president could further such a law to some extent by recommending it. But so far no move In that direction has been made. Missouri World. - Mr. Carnegie's library fad has Im posed such heavy burdens upon many communities trying to conform to the honorous conditions he imposed, that the load is too heavy to bear and they are letting the money go back, or the buildings to stand without books and librarians. Mr. Carnegie now says that he is coine to change the chan nel of his philanthropy and give to the small colleges. The Congregational mission com mittee, notwithstanding the protests of Rev. Washington Gladden and many others, accepted the Rockefeller money. The committee say they fol low the custom of all the. past "in re ceiving upon its alters of all who were moved to lay gifts thereon." There Is a story telegraphed from St. Petersburg to the effect that the r7nr attemDted suicide, and was sue- hv the emDress dowager. There has been a belief for a long time . among American physicians that the czar was an epileptic.