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THE LACLEDE BLADE.
A. J, OAY WOOD. Editor and Publisher. Entered at the Lttelede poetoffle for transmission through the maila aa second Class matter. SATURDAY. OCT. 14, 1905. WASHINGTON LETTER. interstate commerce had induced him v uuaugw uia iqiuu in any decree. Ife replied emphatically in the nega tive. "The railways," he said, "were asked to send witnesses to the hearing and of course they knew whom to send. They declared it was uncon stitutional to confer any such power on the railways as the bill proposed, but they were confronted by the Our. Rejular Correspondent Wrltei From (he records showing that the commission National Capitol. nad exercised just such powers in the " . early years of its existance. Then It is the president who is standing there were a number of eminent law pat now, and he is standing as those yers called to show that the powers who knew him knew he would stand proposed by the bill were unconsti on railway rate legislation. He had tutional. But they called on the a long talk today with representative Attorney General and he assured them Townsend, co-author of the Esch- that the bill was constitutional. Thev Townsend rate bill and after it was also presented a lot of theories as to over Mr. Townsend said that the bill what the bill would do if it did be- would be introduced at the coming come a law. But I am satisfied that Bession aDd would have the President's not two per cent of the testimony fullest approval. Mr. Townsend in presented by the railroads could be speaking of the bill today said: "We called evidence. It was simply the had but one idea in framing it, and opinion of interested parties. that was to remedy the defeat in the The secretary of agriculture an present interstate commerce legisla- nounced to the cabinet meeting that Colorado and the West Virginia, are the pick of the whole crosier squadron of the navy, and it has been decided that these three shall be assigned the duty of escorting the president He will probabtysaiJ on the West Vir ginia, she being the flagship of the squadron, . and the other two will accompany her on escort duty. tion and to allow the commission to do he had decided on a scheme which what it was always intended they would relieve the department of agri ouuuiu uu, uniuviy, wa&.v a uewsum cuuure oi considerable expense in and enforce it. The commission did connection with meat inspection and actually exercise the authority it was enable a larger force of inspectors to supposed to have tor several years till be put at work. It was nothing less tne matter was tested in court and the than a plan to make the packers pay wording of the act found to be defee- for the labels used in the inspection tive. The rest of the bill as we intro- and thus relieye the department of duced it was merely to furnish ma- that part of the expense. Heretofore chinery for expediting the work of the packers have stood none of the the commission. The matter has been expense of inspection. The govern discussed a good deal since the bill ment has footed the entire bill. The was introduced, but I have heard cost of the labels alone is $65,000 and nothing said that changed my opinion if this were saved to the department of the virtues of the measure. There and a small fee charged for the services are a good many people , who say that of the inspectors, it would be a great the language used by the president in saving and would enable a much his last message to congress was am- larger force of inspectors to be put to biguous and he did not mean what he work. In this way not only would was popularly supposed to have meant, the inspectors for the smaller houses This is a mistake or the work of the engaged in interstate traffic- and who people who wanted to prepare for let- have heretofore complained that they ting the president down easy in case were discriminated against in favor of he saw fit to change his mind. But the big houses of the trust. as a matter of fact he did not want to change his mind and he did not want to be let down easy. His language was plain enough in the first place, and if I am not much mistaken, when his message goes to congress this time the first or one of the first things it will contain will be a paragraph on rate legislation. Mr. Townsend was asked if the tes timony before the senate committee on The navy department has about decided that there shall be three crusiers to make up the little "squad ron that will convey and escort the president on his trip from New Or leans to Hampton Roads. There are four new crusiers in Admiral Brown son's squadron, but one of them, the Maryland, is now undergoing repairs and will not be available. The other three, however, the Pennsylvania, the ; Stray. Pointers. The noble life asks for more ser vants. A man is a miBter a woman mystery, .. Every curriculum must be tested in conduct. Love never turns back because it ooks like rain. It's no trouble finding short cuts to no end of trouble. Some people are never grateful un til they get hungry. The prayerful heart will be proven by the practical life. The cash-register church makes but a poor record above. Any religion is easier to describe than to demonstrate. The sharper a man is the harder it is to make a tool of him. The worst infidelity is to live as though God had forgotten. A blot on a man's good name mav be traced to a fountain pen. No man should complain if meas ured with his own yard-stick. The greatest stand ever made for civilization was the ink stand. You cannot get into green pastures while you herd with the goats. It will take more than chicken pie ty to save this world from sin. A crank is a man who will not per mit his neighbors to turn him. Berths on a sleeping car do not nec essarily increase the population. A house without a mortgage lacks one of the modarn conveniences. Riches are roots of evil only to the man who has sailed to raise any. What a woman says goes, when she talks through a telephone receiver. ' Corkscrews have sunk more people than core jackets have kept on top. There would be fewer axes ground if the grinder had to turn the crank. No man can build his own reputa tion out of the ruins of another's. The man who is always in the way always thinks he is in the only way. 0 I I M :rr1 :: ; - A Food to Work Om Work! Work!! Work!!! Lots of energy is needed to keep up the pace. In the struggle, the man with the strong body and clear brain wins out every time. The man of to-day needs something more than mere food ; he needs a food that makes energy to food to work on. Although some people may not realize it, yet it is a fact, proved and established beyond doubt, that soda crackersp-and this means Uneeda DlSCUlt arc richer in muscle and fat-making elements and have a much higher per cent of tissue-building properties than any tther article of food made from flour. That this is becoming known more and more every day is attested by Ihe sale of rearly 400,000,000 pack ages of Uneeda Biscuits the finest soda cracker gver baked. An energy-giving food of surpassing value sold in a package which brings it to you with all the original flavor and nutriment perfectly pre served. Truly ihi food to work on. . Whoever you are whatever you are wherever you work Uneeda DIscult. I ". luicmuuuiiui i uuoriim L,Ok JSHfiffS'i A -riff A vuuu cia? m-GOOUt FITGOOD STYLE iA, . Ta. IJean Wl the perfclffltting of a gartnenti il mux wearers measemenfc JltVmearu persona. whkR: ,t .once tfrtfc . fclWHWlSSSK I YOU Give th cmkjMwv A4&iil -A.-, ..... 1 Ed Barrow Barrow Ed Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow ' Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow REMEMBER Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Ed Barrow Get the CASH IDEA and buy where you can buy the cheapest. In that way you who pay cash pay for what you get and not other people's bills. NO PLACE UNDERSELLS US. South Main St., BrooKfield Phone No. 7. When in BrooKAeld, Trade with Us. THE BEST, KNOWN LOW PRICE STORE IN MISSOURI. RATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY rsryll True spirituality is the ability to see the altar ia the washtub and the cookstove. Straight dealings are the best evi dences of being in the straight and narrow way. The fashion of replacing wooden beds with iron ones is breaking home ties tor bedbugs. When you see a man who has put all of his religion in a safety deDosit. ar m. you may know he hasn't any. It isn't at all difficult tor a man to have the patience of Job if the boils happen to be on his neighbor. If men talked religion as constantly aa they do politics; the churches would not hold half the converts. ..Only the numskull ever makes liriit of the old maid some of the sweetest women on earth are bachelor girls. After a woman discovers that her nose geta red every time she cries she don't try it on her husband so often. A woman has a hard time convinc ing herself the way she - convinces otnerg wnat a Rood husband she has. There is hardly anvthine so snr prising as to go to kiss a eirl against W 0 her will and find she really means it. A homely girl cete lots of attention from all the girls of her acquaintance if she happens to have a good looking brother. DONT SELL YOUR FARM! MUCH LESS BUY ONE without having aa abstract made. DON'T TAKE ANYBODY'S WORD FOR IT. If you want a complete, re- . liable abstraet, I will make it for you, and it will cost no more than at other places. It will be satisfactory both to yourself and to all others con cerned. CHARLES PETTS. , PHONE 647. BROOKFIELD We promptly obtain P. & and Foreign Hi Seodmodel, Ucetcli or photo ot lBTcntxra km raim, w iwramjuuT. tar irea doom.. Opposite U. S. Fatent U;..ce WASHINGTON D. C it- (l