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‘Senator Bailey Has More to Say
About Evening Clothes.
Calls Vice-President Political Brie-a-
Brac. Would Trust Roosevelt's
Conscience Where He Wouldn't
Trust His Judgment. *“Entertain
ing Ancestors,” He Says of Givers
" of “Monkey Dinners.”
WASHINGTON, D. C.—The pro-,
visions for an increase in the sle:n'y‘
of the president to $lOO,OOO and of |
the vice-president and speaker of [h(:‘
house of representatives to $20,000
each contained in senate amendments
to the legislature, executive and judi
cial appropriation bill were wkeni
up in the senate today and the pnim_l
of order made against them by S(en-'
ator Borah was further considered. ]
Senator Bailey declared every
position in the gift of the government
should be sought for the honor and
not for the emolument, and that the}
salaries should be only sufficient tol
provide proper living and education
of children. '
“But we are told here that sala
ries are inadequate to provide enter
tainment, which high officials are ex
pected to give,” said Mr. Bailey. ‘I
am inclined to think that it would be
a fortunate thing to reduce the sal
aries, if to reduce them would reduce
the amount of entertaining. I have;
found that the men who entertain
most are not the men who do the
public work best, and if these men
want to spend their time in enter
tainment they should not spend the
people’s money.”
Speaking of lavish entertainment
Mr. Bailey said:
The President’s Conscience. |
“If a private citizen of New York
wants to give a feast to monkeys he
merely wants to entertain his ances
fgors, and he has a right to do it. If
the president is not rich enough to
give a banquet let him give a modest
one and invite men for what they are
worth instead of what they possess.”
Inquiring of Senator Warren, in
charge of the appropriation bill, how
the president spent the $25,000 al
lowed him for traveling expenses, Mr. |
Warren replied that he had never
made inquiry on that subject. |
“When congress voted $25,000 for
his traveling expenses 1 suppose we
are to leave it to his conscience,” he
“I would rather trust the presi
dent’s conscience than his judg
ment,” retorted the Texas senator.
““According to a statement sent to
me,”’ said Mr. Bailey, “$80,500 is
given the president over and above
his salary for the maintenance of
the white house. For repairs to fur
niture, horses and vehicles, $35.000
is allowed him; $6,000 is given for
fuel and tables; $9,000 tor the care
and maintenance of green houses.”
Bailey on Evening Clothes.
Speaking of entertainments in
Washington Mr. Bailey character
ized them as places ‘“‘where the men
dress up like head waiters and the
ladies hardly dress at all.”’
He opposed increases in salaries
of judges, and said it would bhe bet
ter to cut down their work than to.
increase their salaries. “There are.
many people in this country,” said
Mr. Bailey, with what was generally
accepted as a reference to his own !
case, ‘‘who think a senator ought |
not to have any business while in
the senate. So far as I am con-l
cerned, I do not want to have a sen
ator who has no business. 1 do not
want to see this republic run by pol
He wanted the right to lay aside
something for a rainy day by prac
ticing law when congress is not in
session. He declared that if money
is to be given for entertaining the
vice-president should have $50,000
a year.
Vice-President Is Bric-a-Brac.
“The vice-president,” he declared,
“‘is a piece of political bric-a-brac.
He has nothing to do but entertain.”
By a vote of 37 to 32 the amend
ment to increase the salary of the
speaker of the house was declared
to be in order.
Mr. Borah then offered an amend
ment to the amendment making the
salary $15,000, instead of $20,000,
as recommended by the committee,
and the amendment prevailed by a
vote of 30 to 32. The amendment
as amended, placing the salary of the
Speaker at $15,000, was adopted by
a vote of 37 to 27. |
R |
A notable wedding took place in
Trenton, N. J., the other evening.
The bride was Miss Lizzie Garra
brant, who was only recently out of
state’s prison after serving thirty
four years for the killing of her em
Impossible to be Well
It is impossible to be well, simply impossible, if the
bowels are constipated. You must pay attention to the
laws of nature, or suffer the consequences. Undigested
material, waste products, poisonous substances, must be
removed from the body at least once each day, or there
will be trouble. A sluggish liver is responsible for an
immense amount of suffering and serious disease. Ask
your doctor about Ayer’s Pills. He knows why they act
directly on the liver. Trust him. _J.C. Aver Co., Lowell, Mass.
A circle gathers every night,
Say twenty odd, or more,
Around the big, invitin’ stove
In Stokes' grocery store.
Nail kegs an’ cracker barrels take
The place uv fine settees,
An, here the circle spends its time
In most luxur’us ease,.
Here's where the farmin’s carried on,
Here's where the hay is raised;
Here's where cords uv wood are cut,
An’ where the stock is grazed.
Here's where the monstrous clams
are dug
Instead uv ’long the shore.
Great deeds are done ‘round the stove
In Stokes’ grocery store.
] Zach McGhee, the well-known
I\\'ashington correspondent, sends the
Savannah News the following:
“It is being breathed about here
today that the trip of E. H, Harri
‘man, America's Napoleon of trans
portation, to the south at this time
has to do with his efforts to get pos
session of the Seaboard Air Line.
Mr. Harriman was in Washington
vesterday spending some time closet
ed in his room at the hotel.
“Then as mysteriously he depart
ed, and report comes from Augusta
this afternoon that he is expected
there. Mr. Harriman is a mysterious
man at times. The last time he was
in Washington he told me he came
to show his 10-year-old boy, Roland,
the city, and that Roland was espe
cially interested in the animal heads
on the wall of President Roosevelt's
private apartments at the white
house. That was just prior to Ro
land’s father’s dramatic initiation in
to the Ananias Club, and this time
Roland did not take a look at the
fascinating animal heads. .
“Mr. Harriman now owns in his
own name a little over $154,000,000
worth of stock in the big railroads
of this country, nearly ten times as
much as any other man, and th’s
does not include holdings in numer
ous subsideary railroads. He does
not come to Washington for nothing,
and he does not go south for his
health. a
‘““‘He controls the Illinois Central
railroad in the middle west. The
Illinois Central's chief competitor is
the Louisville and Nashville, which
is managed by the same group as the
Atlantic Coast Line. It would be an
advantage for the Illinois Central to
have in the southeast the Seaboard
Air Line, which is the chief compet
itor of the Atlantic Coast Line.
“The Seaboard is now in the hands
of receivers. But the recent state
ment of its earnings gives the im
pression that it is not in such poor
condition as has been reported.”
It Is Talked by the New Democratic
Governor of Indiana.
The Indiana legislature is consid
ering the erection of a governor’s
mansion to cost $150,000. “Don’t
do it,” advised Governor Marshall
(democrat) the other day. ‘‘A house
costing $15,000 to $20,000 is good
enough for any governor to live in,”
he went on; “‘and to spend more than
that on an executive mansion would
be a waste of public money. More
over, no poor man could afford to
live in a $150,000 house, unless the
cost of running it were laid upon the
taxpayers, and that would be a waste
of money. A millionaire might be
able to keep up such a house at his
own expense, but the average man
couln’y” Somehow from time to
time these democrat fellows continue
to talk horse sense.
Condition Is Serious From Hysteria
Caused by Fright.
A Los Angeles, Cal., dispatch says
as the result of being placed in a
den of venomous snakes at a show
in that city Hildegarde Leuenberg,
10 years old, is in a serious condi
tion. She is suffering from hysteria
caused by fright. It is charged that
the child was placed in the pit with
Mrs. Leroy, a professional snake
charmer, the object of placing her
there being to accustom her to
snakes, so that she might learn to
handle the reptiles.
When officers armed with warrant
went to the place they found the
doors closed and the occupants gone.
You would not delay taking Fo
ley’s Kidney Remedy at the first sign
of kidney or bladder trouble if you
realized that neglect might result in
Bright's disease or diabetes. Foley’s
Kidney Remedy corrects irregulari
ties and cures all kidney and bladder
disorders. Dawson Drug Co.
The women folks around the town
'‘Low ef these great affairs
Would only happen close to home
They’d all be.millionaires.
But while they're luggin' up the coal
Or wood from out uv door
These warriors are fightin’ still
In Stokes’ grocery store.
The nights they come, the nights
they go,
Spring, summer, winter, fall,
An’ still they meet there regular,
The setters, one an’' all.
I'd tell you more uv what they do,
An’ rake them fellers o’er,
But I must go and take my seat
In Stokes’ grocery store.
The president was reminded by a
little incident the other day that it
isn’t wise to throw stones at any and
everybody against whom he may
think he has a grievance. He wrote
to Speaker Cannon as the spokesman
of congress for permission to take
with him when he leaves the white
house certain pieces of furniture for
which he has a particular fancy on
account of their associations, one of
the pieces being the desk, and others
the chairs and lounge that are in his
The smile that overspread the
Speaker’s face when he read this re
quest is reported to have been of the
kind that the house observes there
when he is about to make a member
of that body a victim of his grim hu
mor. Pending the reception of the
Speaker’s reply the president took
up with Col. Bromwell, who has
charge of the white house, the mat
ter of ordering duplicates of the
pieces he proposed to carry away
with him.
The Speaker gently but firmly gave
the president to understand that he
wasn’t the guardian of the white
house furniture, but courteously said
he would refer the request to the
committee on appropriations. Now
the chairman of the committee is
Mr. Tawney, who is one of the men
the president handled so roughly in
his special message to congress the
other day in responding to the house
resolution calling for information in
respect to that part of the president’s
annual message in which it was said
that congressmen objected to too
free a use of the secret service men
because they themselves didn’t wish
to be investigated.
| When the president got the Speak
er’s reply he immediately notified
Col. Bromwell that he needn’'t go any
further in the direction of ordering
duplicates of the pieces of furniture
'which he desires. He doubtless con
ic]uded that the committee on appro
priations either wouldnt grant his
request or would make it the occa
sion for a drastic criticism. The
president is beginning to understand
that if he doesn’t expect to he hit he
must cease hitting at others. But
for his quarrel with congress it is
probable that permission to retain
{the articles of furniture he hoped to
carry away with him would have
been granted without even the ap
pearance of opposition.
Teddy Is Going to Take a Lieutenant
| Colonel to Africa With Him.
Special orders issued by the war
department, which means by the
president, promoted Edgar A.
Mearns from major in the medical
service to lieutenant-colonel, retired
him as such, assigned him to active
duty with the full pay and allow
ances of a lieutenant-colonel and or
dered him to ‘“report in person to
the president of the United States for
The procedure is preliminary to
the attendance of Lieutenant-Colonel
Mearns during the latter’'s African
hunting trip. In this way Lieuten
ant-Colonel Mearns, beginning with
the new year, is enabled to draw
$4,500 a year and tne allowances of
a lieutenant-colonel.
Likewise, from January Ist, the
lucky officer ceases to have a direct
connection with the army routine
work and has no specific duties.
Probably the president will have him
take charge of the preparations for
the trip.
Dr. Sloan's Liniment and Veteri
nary Remedies are well known all
over the country. They have saved
the lives of many wvaluable horses,
and are a permanent institution in
thousands of stables.
Mr. G. T. Roberts of Resaca, Ga.,
R. F. D. No. 1, Box 43, writes: deli
have used your Liniment on a horse
for sweeney and effected a thorough
cure. I also removed a spavin on a
mule. This spavin' was as large as
a guinea egg. I regard Sloan's Lini
ment as the most penetrating and
effective Liniment 1 have ever
Mp, H. H. Gibbs, of Lawrence,
Kan., R. F. D. No. 38, writes: “Your
Liniment is the best that I have ever
used. I had a mare with an abscess
on her neck and one Hoc bottle of
Sloan’s Liniment entirely cured her.
I keep it around all the time for
galls and small swellings and for
everything about the stock.”
Dr. Bloan will send his Treatise on
the Horse free to any horseman, Ad
dress “Dr. Earl 8. Sloan, Boston,
Mass,, Station A.
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All Records for the Granting of |
Pardons Broke Last Year. ‘
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Sixty-Two Serving Sentences for |
Homicide Were Made Free. Theg
Many Pardons Granted Show That?
Large Per Cent. of Those Who |
Kill Never Serve Their Sontonces.!
New Parole Law Soon in Effect. i
ATLANTA.—During the period be- |
ginning Jan. 1, 1908, and the pres—:
ent time 78 persons convicted of
some crime involving the taking of,
human life have been released from !
the penitentiary by pardon or (‘om~3
mutation of sentence. Out of 211;
cases in which executive clemency |
have been shown during that pm‘iod%
62 of the beneficiaries had commit- |
ted homicides. !
On May 31st last 726 persons were |
confined in the penitentiary on mur- |
der charges, a larger number by more "
than 100 per cent. than for any other |
erime. All of these were convicted!
and recommex_]ded to the mercy of the}
court; or their sentences were com
muted to life imprisonment by the!
governor. : ' ;
Figures showing commitments for,
that crime during the year cannot be |
obtained, but owing to the length of
the sentences usually imposed it may|
be taken as a fact that as many were |
released as were put in. Among the |
cases in which executive clemency |
were shown are the following: ’
Murders, sentenced to life im
prisonment .., oo Gilpaae )26
Murders, sentenced to death, but
whose sentences were commut
ed’ to ‘life imprisonment. ..... 6
tPersons convicted of voluntary
mansiaughter ¢ 0.0 400 10
Persons convicted of involuntary
manslanghter . % o 0 g
Motal o . owt R
Among the remaining beneficiaries
are two convicted of the crime of at
tempt to murder, several for shoot
ling at another, many for carrying
concealed weapons, and the remain
der consist of those who were hailed
before the court for some form of
‘crime not involving personal vio
{lenco. :
| Those convicted of murder who
'were pardoned range from a negro
‘who was convicted of aiding in kill
ing a white man for the purpose of
robbery more than thirty years ago
to a white man who was convicted of
slaying a fellow citizen in Walton
county two years ago.
One to Twenty Year Terms..
The beneficiaries in the man
slaughter cases were serving terms
ranging from one to twenty years.
Just where the fault lies, if fault
there be, it would be difficult to de
termine. Most of these pardons were
granted on the recommendation of
the, prison commission. The hun
dreds of applications which that body
turned down, and the large number
of ones not acted on, proves that rec
ommendations were made only after
diligent effort to get at the facts and
comprehend the deserts of the appli
cants. A few were made by the gov
ernor on his own initiative, and in no
more than one or two cases has he
}x'efused to follow the advice of the
commission, whose duty it is to look
‘into and pass upon each application.
-~ The man convicted of murder is
one of friends and influence more
often than the ordinary criminal.
He leaves relatives behind who are
often able to employ good lawyers,
get up long petitions, and, as few
applications for pardon are opposed,
make a good showing before the com
mission. Then, too, the white man
convicted of murder or manslaughter
often has connections, and by the as
sistance of men of business, political
or social influence can be obtained.
The new parole law will, in a
measure, remedy the defects of the
present pardon system. As it has
been in the past a prisoner could
not be released subject to good fu
ture conduct, and cases of men gO
- away from the penitentiary to re
peat their crimes within a few days
have not been unknown. Under the
parole law, the operation of whichf
has not yet begun, a prisoner may]
be set free under restrictions which |
will, at least in part, protect the.
community from him. ‘
Billions Upon Top of Billions Given
to Ex-Soldiers.
The total disbursements for pen
sions by the United States for all
wars and for the regular establish
ment have been as follows: War of
the Revolution (estimate), $70,000,-
000;war of 1812 (on account of ser
vice without regard to disability),
$45,625,899; Indian wars (on ac
count of service without regard to
disability), $8,822,387: war with
Mexico (account of service), $39,-
397,733; civil war, $3,389,135,449;
war with Spain and insurrection in
the Philippine Islands, 318.909,512;
regular establishment, $9,864,344:
unclassified, $16,260,397. Tota) dis
bursements for bensions, $3,598,-
Many little lives have been saved
by Foley’s Honey and Tar, for
coughs, colds, croup and whooping
cough. It f% the only safe remedy
for infants and children, as it con
tains no opiates or other narcotic
drugs, and children like Foley's
Honey and Tar. Careful mothers
keep a bottle in the house. Refuse
substitutes. Dawson Drug Co. 1
If in Need of Winter Stockings
@ Fay Stocking for Children 4’”’
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We use Cotton Seed Meal as an Ammo
niate. It contains the highest element of
plant food obtainable for all crops. Not an:
ounce of plant food wasted.
The action of the Meal makes the goods
soluble at the pro(;i)er time to assist the plants
when young, and continues to feed them
throughout their growth.
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Dawson Oil Mill High Grade 10--1.65--2
Dawson Oil Mill Standard 8--1.65--2 .
Other brands of different grades. Acid and
Potash. Acid Phosphate. Nitrate Soda.
German Kainet.
Write for information and booklet.
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