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from contributing campaign funds. For years it has been customary for the House of Representativs to pass bills tbat labor demands, having ascertained in advance that the Senate would refer them to a committee and they would never be heard of again. It has also been customary for the Senate to pass bills that labor demanded, having a previous understanding with the House that they would be referred to the House Committee and never heard of again. In this way they have handled every bill labor has tried to secure in Congress for the last eighteen years.
The land frauds of wbich we have beard so much were the product of legislation especially secured by Cannon in order that those frauds might be perpetrated. I am the author of the law for the regulation and control of the forest reservations of the United States. I prepared this law and offered it as an amendment to the sundry civil appropriation bill in the Senate. It was adopted by the Senate, and as adopted contained a clause which permitted any homesteader whose homestead was embraced within the forest reservation, to release his homestead to the Government and be accredited with the time he had lived upon it, and allowed to take land from the Government in some other locality, Mr. Cannon was chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House, and chairman of the Conference Committee, and he inserted the words," or any other claimant," so if the lands of a land grant railroad were embraced witbin a forest reservation, the railrond company could exchange them for any other lands the Government might possess. The Senate did not observe this interlineation in the conference report, which was read rapidly and approved without first being printed. I did not observe it. But two years afterward I found that the Northern Pacific Railroad, for instance, was receiving scrip for the sections of land of its grant which were on the top of Mount Tacoma in Washington. Here were entries of thousands of acres of the snow-capt peaks and rocks of Mt. Tacoma, ten to fourteen thousand feet above the sea, absolutely worthless, and they were receiving scrip for this land, acre for acre, and selling it, or locating the best pine lands in Idaho or Washington, locating this scrip in any state where the United States Government had public domain, Lands that were absolutely worthless were exchanged in this way for lands of the greatest value. A reservation was establisht in the Rocky Mountains along the Union Pacific road where there was no timber, and scrip was issued and the exchange made according to the provisions of this law. I stated these facts in the Senate and askt for a repeal, and suggested an appraisal of those lands that were embraced in forest reservations on top of snow-capt mountains, and proposed that the exchange be made according to value. If they exchanged a section on top of one of those mountains that wasn't worth over a cept an acre for land worth ten or twenty dollars per acre, they should not get acre for acre, but exact value after appraisal, and I also moved that all operations under the law be suspended pending an investigation by the Interior Department. The Senate passed my amendments, with a full knowledge of all the facts, showing just what frauds had been practised, and how they were practised. The House refused to agree to the Senate amendment, and as is customary it was thrown into conference. Cannon vas chairman of the Com. mittee on Conference, and chairman of the Committee on Appropriations in the House, and he insisted upon standing by the railroads and continuing the frauds, and so refused to agree to the Senate amendment, but inserted a provision that hereafter rail. roads could only exchange for surveyed lands. But as the law provided that when three settlers in a townsbip petitioned for the survey of the township the Government is bound to survey it if they deposit money enuf to pay for the survey, and issue to the settlers scrip which can be used to prove up on public lands anywhere, or be transferred. So these railroad thieves would send three men into a township who would perhaps file three homestead entries, and then make affidavit that they were residing there and wanted the township surveyed, and they would deposit the money necessary, four or five hundred dollars, to get the survey made, and then the railroads could locate their scrip upon these lands all over the township, and when this was done these three men would move on and locate in another township, and so continue the fraud, and the prosecutions by the Interior Depart. ment have grown out of this legislation,
The real culprit was Cannon, and he is the man that should have been prosecuted for this infamous fraud, because he insisted upon this legislation in the face of full knowledge of all the facts. When the conference report came in, presented by Allison, of Iowa, who has always been the subtle tool of every rascally job passed by Congress, I objected to the conference report, and I said that they surrendered as usual to the railroads, that the action of the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations in the House, Mr. Cannon, and the action of Mr. Allison, chairman of the Committee on Appropriations in the Senate, was an unjustifiable enlargement of the grant to the railroads which was worth many millions of dollars, and I said that as usual the rights of the people had been surrendered to those corporations. I tried to get Congress to stay in session and insisted upon proper legislation in this connection, but Congress had decided, and we were then but a few hours from adjournment, and so they passed the bill, and it continued upon the statute books until one year ago last winter, when the railroads having located all their scrip and swindled and defrauded the public as much as it was possible, Congress under Joe Cannon's direction, repealed the law.
For several years the Senate of the United States limited the price to be paid for armor plate. The armor-plate manufacturers were in a trust, everybody admitted that. Carnegie Steel Works and Bethlehem Steel Works were in combination, and they
always bid for just half of what the Government wanted, and always bid the same price. Everybody admitted there was no competition. The Senate limited the price to $300 per ton, and under that provision no armor plate was purchast. Two years afterward the Senate passed an amendment to the navy appropriation bill limiting the price of armor plate to $425 per ton. These companies were asking $550 per ton and were selling the same plate to the Austrian government for $250 per ton, and the Senate amendment provided that if the Secretary could not buy armor plate for $425 per ton, that the Government should immediaetly commence to construct an armor-plate plant and make its own armor plate. Joe Cannon was chairman of the Committee on Conference in the House, and he absolutely refused under any circumstances whatever to submit to the Senate amendment, but insisted that the armor-plate makers should have their price, altho they were in a trust and in collusion. These facts were well known to him and to every member of both Houses. The armorplate manufacturers always contribute to the republican campaign fund.
I could go into the details of the Congressional Record with regard to the duty on white pine. The Senate reduced the duty from $2, the price fixt by the House, to $i per thousand. Cannon refused to agree to the Senate amendment, and insisted upon $2, which was finally allowed. Under it the lumber dealers of the whole country have formed a combination and have plundered the consumers, according to their own statement, of thirty-five millions per year.
These facts were known to Cannon and to both Houses when this duty was put on. It was well known it would not furnish any revenue to the Government or any protection to build up an infant industry, but it simply put $2 a thousand in the pockets of the owners of timber who were already too rich. The statement of Mr. Winchester and other lumbermen that if they could get $a on lumber it would be worth thirty-five million dollars each year, was read in the Senate, and yet Mr. Cannon will stand pat on the tariff, or have it revised by its friends. Who are the friends of the tariff? Why, of course, the friends of the tariff on lumber are the corporations and the enormously rich people who own the timber. The friends of the tariff on steel are the steel trust. The friends of tbe tariff on a gricultural implements are the manufacturers of agricultural implements who sell plows and other machinery in South America and in Europe for one-half what they sell it to the farmers of America, Who are the friends of the tariff on tobacco ? The tobacco trust. Who are the friends of the tariff on woolen goods and on cotton goods? The manufacturers of these articles who are in collusion to maintain the price to the limit of the tariff, and thus rob and plunder the American people. And, according to Capnon's program, they are the people who are to revise the tariff if it is to be revised It seems to me the tariff ought to be revised in the interest of the people of the United States rather than of the special interests Mr. Cannon specially serves. His promotion to the presidency would be in the interest of the scheming jobbery that has curst and controlled the republican party for the last twenty years. As the candidate of the corporations and the greedy trusts and the plundering rich, he is the ideal, and no other interests will be considered by him if he succeeds. He will have the support of Rockefeller, of Aldrich, and the great gambling railroad managers of New York, and he can raise a vaster sum of money to secure his election tban any man who is the champion of the interests of the people of this country.
R. F. PETTIGREW,
Should Be True to His Cliente.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.- The United States Supreme Court denied the petition of Joseph Ralph Burton, former Senator from Kansas, today, for a rehearing of the case in which he is under sentence of imprisonment for accepting a fee while a Senator as attorney in a case in which the Government was interested.
Burton must begin his term in prison immediately, unless his attorneys devise some other means of postponing the execution of the sentence.
There was no formal announcement of the decision in open court, the Chief Justice merely banding a brief memorandum to the clerk just before con vening,
The case was before the court since 1903, when he was indicted in St. Louis on a charge of accepting a fee for representing the Rialto Grain Company, against which a suit to debar it from the use of the United States mails had been brought. This is right. When a man accepts an office to serve the interests of the people, he should be true to his clients, the people. If he is shown to be untrue to his trust, he should be punisht. But it has seemed to me that Burton has been singled out, when in fact many more members of both houses of Congress should be punisht. For example, "Tom" Platt, of N. Y., has been for years serving the interests of the American Express Co. of which he is president, and other corporations, in the Senate, much more than he has been serving the interests of the people. W. R. Hearst, now candidate for governor of New York, has been in Congress for four years, and he says that he has found chiefly corporation attorneys there. If all the truth were known, and exact justice done, Burton would have much company.
The popular and able southern Senator, "Joe" Bailey, of Texas, has gotten himself into trouble by trying to “carry water on both shoulders.” The Texas people very reasonably thought that they were his clients. They now find that Bailey has accepted fees from the Standard Oil Co, to the amount of about $200,000, and his salary as Senator is only $5000 per year. Would it not be more honorable for a member of either house of Congress to resign before entering into the service of any corporation whose interests are opposed to the interests of the people (and they all are), than to take a fee from both sides and hold on to the office? The time is rapidly coming when all such cases will be clast with the Burton case and treated accordingly. When a man accepts an office, he should regard the people as his exclusiv clients, and be satisfied with the pay-he knows what the pay is to be when he accepts the office.
My views upon
any existing part is of the present
Tendencies of the Time. The following, appearing editorially in the Philadelphia Ledger this morning (Oct. 17), is interesting and significant:
According to the news from Washington, the President is searching for Judges to be appointed to impending vacancies in the Supreme Court who shall be liberal constructionists with no states' rights tendencies. The President has in mind a program of legislation which includes a graduated income tax law or a progressiv inberitance tax for the purpose of curbing swollen wealth, or, more properly, for the regulation of the transmission of vast estates and for the collection of a large income for the Government from those who are able to bear its burdens.
In other words, the President, not content with urging the passage of his legislation, wishes to make sure that the court of last resort will take such a view of the Federal Constitution as coincides with his own. This sort of activity in times past bas been called by the offensiv term, “ Packing the court."
There is a possibility that some time in the future there will be an income tax, and perhaps a Federal inheritance tax. The tendencies of the time are in that direction, and in the end the American people have a way of getting just what they want. But it is to be hoped that the President will let the Supreme Court alone; keep pernicious partisan and doctrinaire hands off, and graciously permit public opinion to bring its influence to bear in a legitimate way upon the evolution of our courts and Constitution. For a paper like the Ledger to admit that "the tendencies of the time are in the direction” of inheritance and income taxation is a great satisfaction to one who has been working for such taxation for many years, particularly the inheritance tax, applied only to the fortunes of millionaires. The President is perfectly justifiable in choosing Supreme Court Justices who will make a liberal and 20th century construction of the constitution and of the rights of the people of the present generation. The time has come when an instrument which was written more than a century ago should not be permitted to stand in the way of what the people want now. If Congress should pass laws providing for above-mentioned taxation, the Supreme Court should not be so antiquated as to stand in the way.
cated by their opponents, would be right, if we were to take the opponents word for it.
A new political organization may have a platform that is satisfactory to a great majority of the people, but when we look into the manner of its organization and into the history of the organizers we most always find that it is built upon a very frail foundation. We find in most cases that the organizers are persons who failed to obtain an office thru some otber party; that they are chronic office seekers; and that the new organization is built, not to benefit the people, but to spite some other party or political opponent. When I make a study of these new political organizztions, as well as the older ones, I find nothing to cause me to waver in my allegiance to the principles as laid down in tbe republican platform, the only party that has ever done anything for the workingmen of our country. I believe there is some good in all parties; that there are 30od, honest, honorable and conscientious men in all of them; that they all do some good, not so much by what they do as by keeping the dominant party in the straight and narrow way. Since the time of Lincoln, no law of importance has ever been passed that does not owe its life to the republican party; and in my bumble opinion none will be passed of any importance to us in the near future that are not fathered by the republican party. When I look back over the governments of our states and the legislation produced by the opponents of the republican party, I find nothing to afford me the least inducement to leave that party. Because I difter with a few, or even a majority of the republicans, is no reason why I should leave the party. I can be an independent in the republican party just as well as out of it, and accomplish more by doing so.
I believe it is my duty to attempt some method of punishment that will make the party honest and purge itself of the leeches that are hanging on and sapping its very life. I believe it is my duty to advocate the enactment of a primary election la that will compel every American citizen to go to the poils and vote for delegates to the county conventions of their respectiv parties. I believe in excluding from the list of delegates to the county, state, or national conventions, all persons who are office holders or candidates for office. I believe the people who do not hold office should be the ones to decide who should hold ofhce, but in no case excluding any one from the right of suffrage at the primary election,
My views upon political matters will be found to differ very much from those of any existing party, still I believe they are a panacea for nearly all of the political ills of the present day. I do not believe that any one man should have a life lease upon any office. I believe most of the corruption attributed to our party is not the result, of party corruption, but because we have kept one man in the same office too long. We have often been told to hold fast to a good thing when we get it, and this is given as a reason for keeping a good man in office. I have known (and everybody has) many a good man that ruined himself and brought disgrace upon his party, because he could not resist the temptations incident to his office. Had these men been removed from office, the party to which they belonged would not have been scandalized by their conduct, and it would bave done them a great favor. I believe in the civil service regulations in so far as they apply to the qualifications of government employees, but I do not believe in a civil service that keeps a set of dudes in cffice for life, nor in a civil service that says to the head of a department that you must take this person or none. I believe the unions could be made of great benefit to their members and also to the country if they were properly managed; but as they are at present, they are a detriment to advancement in almost any line, There are some exceptions to this statement, but not many. We sympathize with any organization that works for its own betterment; but when they go beyond reason we have no use for them. I believe that all laws of the states intended for the benefit of the states at large should be submitted to a vote of the people for ratification before becoming laws. I believe every electiv office holder should be elected by the people direct, instead of thru some other electiv body. I believe that alcoholic beverages have been the ruin of more people, the cause of more sorrow, of more deaths, and of more sickness, than any one other tbing, and that its manufacture and sale for other than medical and mechanical use should be prohibited.
I believe in the establishment of Postal Savings Banks, and in an income and inheritance tax; in the governmental control of all insurance companies doing an interstate business and in the state control of those limited to one state. I would bring the fraternals in under the same head. I believe in the municipal ownership or control of all the public utilities of the cities and in the state control of all of those upon which the state at large is dependent, I believe in the government control of every corporation doirgan interstate business, no matter for what purpose it might be incorporated. I would not favor the government ownership of any of the interstate monopolies, as they are called, but I would favor the government control of them, and especially of railroads, mines. and the like. I would have the government take control of all the railroads in the conntry, and issue common stock to the actual value of all the railroads in the United States, and sell this stock to whoever might wish to buy it, just as are government bonds. only with this difference: instead of the government guaranteeing a certain percent or dividend upon the stock, the stockholder would receive in the way of dividends wbatever the consolidated company would earn after paying all expenses, etc; in other respects the owner of the railroad stock would have no more to say about the management of the railroad than has the owner of an interest-bearing U.S. bond to say about the management of
Letter from a Partisan Republican, But One Who
Thinks. The following letter, tho crude in many ways, may interest many readers; and the position of the writer may be puzzling to many. Consistency is a thing that has a different meaning to different people.
Editor MEDICAL WORLD:- A question was put to the writer in a jocular manner by a political opponent who was familiar with the views of the writer upon political matters. The writer was askt why he did not sever bis allegiance to the republican party. In answering this question, permit me, as an introduction to the subject, to say that I am now, and always have been, a republican. That, while it is true that the republican party is rotten and has among its leaders some of the greatest rascals in the country, it is no more so, nor does it harbor any more rascals, than any other party in existence at the present time. From the time of the crudest form of government to the present, the dominant party or faction has invariably been classed as a pack of thieves : and nothing they could do, even to passing the legislation advo
the U. S. Treasury. The government would guarantee to run
the casting of illegal votes so difficult as in all probability the company upon an economical basis and earn as fair dividends to be unprofitable, you have provided a primary election as possible, doing justice to both patron and stockholder. Mines, law which guarantees to the voters free expression in the packing plants, etc., could be managed in a similar manner; so
selection of candidates for office; you have by law regucould telegraf, telefone, and express companies. I believe in
lated and improved the civil service systems of your chis way, and in this way only, can we ever expect to get the greatest cities; and, finally, you bave passed a law conupper hand of the trusts and monopolies. Railroad rates, both
taining a provision which I most earnestly hope will in freight and passenger, can be made uniform, free riding and substance be embodied likewise in a law by the Congress freight franking abolisht, and the poor man be able to receive the at the coming session--a provision probibiting the officers same service as the rich. The rich man's letter does not go any of any corporation from making a contribution of the cheaper than that of the poor man's; why should his cows or money of that corporation to any candidate or any politihogs? As I see it, this is the only remedy we have of breaking cal committee for the payment of any election expenses away from the grasp of the great octopus that is gradually tight whatever. It is surely not too much to say that this body ening its grip upon the country.
of substantiv legislation marks an epoch in the history of We may make laws that are sufficiently stringent to regulate the practical betterment of political conditions, not merely these trusts and monopolies, if enforced as they are passed by our for your state, but for all our states. I do not recall any legislatures; in fact we have enuf laws upon our statute books at other state legislature which, in a similar length of time, present to regulate every form of monopoly, almost, but the has to its credit such a body of admirable legislation. shrewd and unprincipled lawyers of these monopolies find loop
There are some inaccuracies in the above, but it is holes by which their clients are allowed to escape. By putting them under government control this loophole is closed and every
substantially correct; but the point is that reformers tbing is run honestly and upon its merits.
of every party have been working for these very It may be said that even when it is found that there is no things for years, but the Quay machine gave no heed method by which the trust can escape punishment, there will be until the republican machine was badly beaten last found many executiv officers that fail in their duty in enforcing year by the election of a democratic State Treasurer. the law. The government does not permit this among its em
Then "the gang," as they are called here, began to ployees, and it is rarely that we find a derelict in his duty.
“take notice." The republican governor called an There are many other things that I could mention that need government control, but space forbids my going any deeper into the
extra session of the legislature, and in order to try to subject.
regain the confidence of the people, the above-menThe reader of the foregoing will not wonder at the question tioned legislation was enacted. If the republicans that was askt the writer, and if we did not give the subject much had not been defeated last year, no extra session of thought we might want to make the change; but considering
the legislature would even have been thought of ; and the history of the democratic and other parties, and comparing
the above-mentioned legislation would not have been their records with that of the republican party, the wayfaring man, tho a fool, cannot help but see the right path to follow, in
enacted. The best disciplin for any party is an occaorder to reach the goal for wbich we are all seeking. There is
sional defeat. The opposition candidate for governor not so much difference in the opinions of the great masses of all now is an independent republican, supported by demparties as we might think : and if we could close the mouths of ocrats and anti-machine republicans, the object being the politicians there would not be so much bad feeling between to eradicate the remnants of the Quay machine, and people of opposit faiths, and more legislation that would be a
secure further progressiv legislation which the repubbenefit to the great masses. Now, do not for an instant think that I believe all of the legis
lican machine has been for years either opposing or lation advocated in this paper will ever become effectiv during
neglecting. the lifetime of the writer: still, while the legislation advocated is radically different from some of that advocated by the republican
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The Medical World
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Language is a growth rather than a creation. The growth of our vocabulary is seen in the vast increase in the size of our diction. aries during the past century. This growth is not only in amount, but among other elements of growth the written forms of words are becoming simpler and more uniform. For example, compare Eng. lish spelling of a century or two centuries ago with that of to-day ! It is our duty to encourage and advance the movement toward simple, uniform and rational spelling. See the recommendations of the Philological Society of London, and of the American Philological Association, and list of amended spellings publisht in the Century Dictionary (following the letter z) and also in the Standard Dictionary, Webster's Dictionary, and other authoritativ works on language. The tendency is to drop silent letters in some of the most flagrant instances, as ugh from though, etc., change ed to t in most places where so pronounced (where it does not affect the preceding sound), etc.
The National Educational Association, consisting of ten thousand teachers, recommends the following:
“At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Eauca. tional Association held in Washington, D. C., July 7, 1898, the action of the Department of Superintendence was approved, and the list of words with simplified spelling adopted for use in all publications of the National Educational Association as follows: tho (though);
program (programme); altho (although);
catalog (catalogue); thoro (thorough);
prolog (prologue); thorofare (thoroughfare);
decalog (decalogue); thru (through);
demagog (demagogue); thruout (throughout);
pedagog (pedagogue). “ You are invited to extend notice of this action and to join in securing the general adoption of the suggested amendments.IRVING SHEPARD, Secretary.
We feel it a duty to recognize the above tendency, and to adopt it in a reasonable degree. We are also disposed to add enuf (enough) to the above list, and to conservativly adopt the following rule recommended by the American Philological Association:
Drop final "e" in such words as definite," " infinite," "favorite," etc., when the preceding vowel is short. Thus, spell “ opposit,” “preterit," "hypocrit," "requisit," etc. When the preceding vowel is long, as in * polite,” “ finite,"
“unite," etc., retain present forms unchanged. We simply wish to do our duty in aiding to simplify and rationalize our universal instrument-language.
The Care of the Mouth in Typhoid Fever making of the toilet of the mouth. Beside
The toilet of the mouth in typhoid fever is the refreshing sense of sweetness and coolof more importance than is ordinarily ac- ness following thoro cleansing, it has an actcorded it. The physician should personally ual influence upon stomachic fermentation ;
————_____kkkkkkkkg////////??______,,, , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,k ,,, ,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, as careless nurses are prone to neglect it in and reeking with decayed particles of food or the early days, unless its importance is em portions of milk, this debris is swept into the phasized. Where there is no trained nurse stomach with the next food, and aids fermenin attendance, the physician must instruct tation. Moreover, if the mouth is kept in a the family regarding its importance, and at clean condition, both food and medicin are least once demonstrate the method of prop- more easily taken, and it is not unusual for erly cleansing the mouth. It will not do to the patient to retain an appetite thruout the assume that the lay nurse should know by disease. In neglected cases, it is not uncomintuition either that the mouth must be mon to note a reduction in the temperature, cleansed, or how to go about doing it properly. an improvement in the mental hebetude,
No single minor matter yields such satis- and a more moist condition of the tongue, faction to the patient as the early and regular after proper mouth cleansing.