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Des Moines Daily News (Newspaper) - March 12, 1909, Des Moines, Iowa Tim DKS MOINBS NEWS FRIDAY MARCH 12 Whos Who in Tafts Cabinet Once Again a Banker Holds Portfolio and More Money May Be Wasted Kureau News Washlfiytou Ucs Mo AVnsliIngton C March II1 BY TAV Did Taft blunder in appointing a banker secretary of the navy Has he failed to take a from the horrible examples of the preceding administration the last six secretaries of the navy five have been bankers and lawyers Under their administra tions millions of dollars of public money have been wasted The ex travagance of the heads of our navy has been so colossal as to attract the attention of practically the entire out side world European military journals have repeatedly pointed out that much of the money appropriated for the navy is used to build political organizai lions instead of battleships Critics cf the system and business method of our navy in the United States as well as abroad have prac tically agreed that the cause of much of the wastefulness has been that the man at the head of the depart ment has been a lawyer or banker without the least knowledge of naval matters Prominent naval men hoped Presi 1 Sent Taft would not flnd the same pitfall his he wo an average knowledge o struction to take charge of our bil dollar navy It is pointed out there are a number of good men in the country that are familiar with the navy that he could have selected from without entering the ranks of bankers and lawyers Although many prominent naval officers have Indicated their disgust at Sir Tafts action in appointing another civilian to run the navy they hesitate to those who knowhim at all as the silent partner of the firm of Strong Cadwallader of Sew York This is one of those bis ttrms with big suites of offices in a big building with ti lo of doorkeepers and real Persian russ on the floors Its name has no real conneciion with the men who do the business To he properly intelligible the door ought to be labeled TAFT Tile answer to the question as to why Oeo Wickersham was chosen for attorney general is found in the connection of Brother Henry with this firm Little is known of Mr Wicker sham outside of his connection wit this firm He has no political pub lie or official record He never be fore held an appointive or electiv office He is a spectacled studious man who browses through books ii the back room of the law library HI makes briefs and helps to find the tlaws in law papers He knows ways to do it and other ways for no doing it For this he and his law firm draw enormous fees from cor porations And this is why Taft ib said to have chosen him as his at torney general President Taft be lieves in the motto Set a thief to catch a thief With a slight varia tion he applies the principle in this case so that it would read Set corporation lawyer to catch a cor poration1 This is the entire theory upon which Judge Taft has proceeded in this case He believes iu the quiet studious man who has been the brains of Brother Henrys law firm the important can public until the announcement He believes that Mr Wickersham general in Presiof his selection brought him to nocan be of very material assistance to him in restraining illegal comhina sliam was a stranger to the Ameri Up to this time he was known by tions in restrain of trade SCHOOLS GET II THIRD OOUDGETS State Institutions Requests Rigorously Pared Down by Visiting Committee University asked 523 It sot 513SOOO Ames asked It got 1153500 Normal asked It got JJ5000 GEO VnCKERSHAM ATTORNEY GENERAL his predecessor did but that The man holdin uld r Anoint a man with at least office of attorney naval condent Taffs speak publicly on the situation as it Is not profitable for a naval officer to incur the displeasure of the chief executive Former Postmaster General Meyer the new sacretary of the navy is a banker To begin with ho knows practically nothing about a battle ship or naval station The six men who preceded him as head of the navy entered upon their duties in a similar predicament And they did not remain in their position hardly long enough to get acquanted with the department heads According to Representative Dawson of Iowa a republican enough money was wast ed every year to build a modern first class battleship Dawson is a mem Der of the committee on naval affairs and his information from inside j f COMMERCIAL DES MOINESj Predictions of one of the biggest iorn shows in the United fur DCS Moines nest December were freely made at the close of a meeting of the board of direct PIE AND WAFFLES AT EVERY MEAL OF OLD SOLDIERS Members cf the appropriations com jmittee listened long and patiently yes terday to a representative of the sol diers home appealing for luxuries for in thi3 lty yesterday President Jouu Ithc members According to one of the Sundberp has received promises of support i mcmbers of the committee the peti from Lvory oilier agricultural orgiinizaiim i Uoner beefsteaK and pie at in the state More tian 5800 meal and Baffles three times ors of the Iowa Cora Growers voluntarily offered as n premium fund by merchants of Des Moines Tlie state lias beeu divided Into four sections to provide an equitable distribution of premiums ac cording to the nature of thc soil Commit tees ou transportation publicity programs and soliciting were appointed to tyke uji the wort of putting the show on Its feet Siipt c PSteurbel of the M St u railway announced while iu Des Muines yesterday that an improved freight ser vice will be established between Ues Moines and the Twin Cities Freight vhich is now three nigiits en route mil vithfn a few months reach St Paul tlie second morning A number of high rail road officials visited j csrs Thursda The appropriations members were tired and cross when they left the hearing having spent all after noon in a meeting which they expect ed to last only a few moments LIFE SENTENCE FOR PLAYING ON BANJO China Imposes Severe Penalty for Infraction VICTORIA E C March Senate Committee Will Not Take Action on the General Bill FLORIDA OPENS WAE OK THE FLY Educating People as to Harm fullness and Destruction JACKSONVILLE Fla March Preparations for a war ot extermination on the common house flr or typhoid Or are heins made in this state Edward Hatch Jr of Xew York came on reuentlr to confer with Dr Joseph V Porter commissioner of health who has Issued rules with instructions for dealing with the fly nuisances J H Augustine has puren umbia hotel property Hast ed the Col Fourth and The old building will be Locust streets The De Moiues Thresher club Is per fecting arrangements for the iiDntiil meet ing of threshing machine owners and oper ators of Iowa in Des Moiaes April 15J22 About 2000 visitors are expected A big display of machinery will be placed on the site of the old Fourth street ball park and sessions of the convention are sched uled for the Auditorium The best iu the real estate world is found on the News want page j India from China that some severe pun ishments have beeii meted out at Pekin to Chinese who hare Infracted the regulation for mournins owing to the death of the Empress Dowager and the Emperor Sev eral hundred were fined nud imprisoned for life with bard labor for playing a Chinese baojo The chief eunuch and former pow er behind the throne announced that he will shave off his hflir and become a priest spending tile remainder of his life praying that the soul of the Empress Dowager may speedily transmigrate into the body of some well boru infant Senator Allen got the school com mittee together to see if there was any chance of an agreement upon any thing in the way of legislation for the revision of the school laws He foui that not more than three of the senators on the commit tee would be able to agree upon any I thing of any consequence in school matters Senator Allen bad planned to take up the school bills and do a great deal of hard work upon them but in view of this disagreement he has virtually announced that no effort will be made to bring out a general school evision bill This will prove a great disappointment to those who had been laboring for a measure of the kind Feeling among the mem bers is tht there has not been suffi cient time since the filing of the school commission report for the peo ple of the state to fairly digest the whole report Eagle Coal is good coal Prompt delivery GENTLE MENS CORRECT CLOTHES FASHIONS Stylish wellhanging clothes command There is just as much difference in as there are in Some are expressive in their general ap pearance they have character Distinctive Clothes for Men and Young Men Cost no more than the ordinary simply in the judgment of selecting The contribute to the desired effect Clothes speak aol gel Hie best Our Clothes possess an indescribable some thing which stamps them as high class It is the result of Tailoring by tailoring the best tailoring are without a doubt the swellest shown in the city The economy of Good Clothes lies in their longer service and superior there are untold advantages in always looking your best You are cordially invited to sec our hand some display of the 1909 worth jour if not ready to purchase You arc Welcome Furnishings Everything for the male Xcw Designs in Spring wear Hosiery etc Hats The new Spring Styles arc Beauties hi Roth Soft and Stiff Shapes Come and sec for your be pleased Newest and Best RYANS 621 Walnut Street MRS RUTH MORRIS TO BE BURIED SATURDAY Arrayed in the reception dress in which she has celebrated her birth days for several years the body of Mrs Kuth McPherson Morris who was the oldest woman in Des Moines will lie in state from 10 a m until 2 p m tomorrow at the home of her granddaughter 1315 Capitol avenue Funeral services will be held at the Friends church East Grand avenue at It is probable that Mrs Etta B Hurford state president of the W C T U of which Mrs Morris was a life member will be present and will make rn address Mrs Ida B Wise will give talk and Miss Fern Gor don will sing Homeland Interment will be in Woodland cemetery POSTJJSICS Wealthy Banker Jumps With All Fours on the Roosevelt Plan James G Berryhill capitalist bank er and i ician bitterly assailed the postal savings bank law tee presented to the legislature today All the budgets were pared off about twothirds Though cuuiiIng the work of the three stale institutions of learning the committee the uni versity and normal school for taking the money of the state iu put up resi dences for the two college presidents college was also roasted extravagance In putting up the admin istration building using loo much j antique furniture ami wasting room Mine Owners Object I Owners of the gypsum mines at Fort uudge and their iriends appeared before the committee upon mines and mining Thursday afternoon to protest against the placing of their mines nn eoal Money received a oolrt reception I will report to the house cither Satur 2000 PREACHERS ON LAYMENS MOVE More than 2000 Iowa ministers will preach next Sunday on Slgulilcance of the Laymens Missionary Movement Tlie executive commltlce in charge of the coming Iowa conference for the movement have sled ministers all over Iowa to do this and responses in dicate that the request will be gener ally complied with In each Instance the Importance of the big parliament at Des Mollies March 23 24 and 25 will ba emphasized Change Drainage Laws Meinboi s of the special drainage committee will meet at the Savery tills evening to consider the bill which they been changing Ihe laws so they will conform to the constitution as It amended at the lust election TWO DOPE SELLERS ARRESTED IN ACT Two more drug slore owners who are charged wltr dealing Illegally in dope were arrested last night by Da tectlve Delmege and Officer Dock stader and taken lo Hie police station Those arrested are James Glenn 116 Bast Walnut street and Johu Early colored Sixdi and Chestnut Scs Noted Editor Celebrates ST PETERSBURG March Alexis Suvorin the publisher of the Kovoc Vremya today celebrated the fiftieth anniversary ot the beginning We Will Trust You There is no reason for putting off buying for the want of ready cash when our very liberal credit plan is at your entire disposal our Terms are mads to suit you Time Payments can be made on one piece or an entire outfit 221223 West Walnut St The Wage Earners Store We Cater to the Salaried man as well as the cash buyer and being noted as the Popular Priced House furnisher we are ii a position to fill your wants for goods of the highest char acter as well as the medium lines at the very lowest prices Furniture Bargains of Great Interest Here are some special values that cant help but interest economical buyers Qua lity merchandise that is taken from our stock which is backed by our personal guar antee In our 22 years of business existence we have furnished thousands of homes and the prospects are bright for us to continue in the good work This Bed This Bed 75 j Princess Dressers Princess Dressers of beau tiful design made of quar fining Chairs 2 Splendid Values in Brass Beds Box Seat Dining Chair up Both elegant uptodate Patterns the Products of one of the leading 18x40 Brass Bed Manufacturers of the country they are full size The and ot tne style ana design C0nsidLaquer finish and construction is the same as in the best of them is back rgain at j wuijiu in uj ujGui IB exception pretty naked bargain the Prlces are very lowthey should be seen to more full stock and i 8 their value a bargain at special price Special Mattress Values Our Puritan Elastic Cotton Felt Mattress made especially under our supervision Nothing but the finest pure cotton felt enters into its construction It is hand made and has a roll edge Regular value Parlor Suites The frames are made of Birch finished in mahogany and highly polished The upholstering is in the best grade of silk plush in green and it hag the slip seat cushions which can be removed for cleanliness and convenience An elegant suit and a bargain at the price The Reliable Furniture Store the popular priced furni turestore sells tie more mode rate priced furniture cheaper than any cither store in We are making a special of a very neat gas or elec tric lamp in weathered oak finish with color ed glass shade Priced regular at sale at Mission Library Table in Weather ed Oak is 33 inches long and lias a lower shelf It is a good strong table and built to meet the demand of a smaller size table specially Splendid Rocker Values One similar to cut in Golden Oak and a bolted construction throughout no glue joints to pull apart High back and roll saddle seat solid comfort and at a very low price Iff Davenports Good Values Big wide massive Golden Oak Frame polished The bed is covered in genuine Boston leather diamond tatted The construction is all steel and guaranteed It has a large wardrobe box underneath altogether it is an elegant Daveiiport and regular at Our Price proposed hobby of tlie Roosevelt administration in an address before the bankers meeting at the Savery hotel last night The plan is European and monarch ial was tne contention of Mr Berry hill who declaredthe foreign coun tries adopted the method for the pur pose of raising money to carry on wars Lieutenant Governor Clarke was the only speaker present that favored the postal savings bank idea and took S S S is the best treatment for Catarrh because it is a perfect Wood tiont woro alnnip f purifleri istte that is able to get down Into the circula tions were adopted by thc bankers j tioa and entirely e Sewing Machines High Grade Drop Head 1909 Model New Royal Sewing Machines dust proof ball bearing stand automatic bobbin winder selfthreading shuttle tension release woodwork highly polished quarter oak All attachments com plete guaranteed for ten years Our GoCarts price OO Per Week Payments Our Well Known Gendton best collapsible folder on the market It is the lightest strongest and easiest fold ing cart ever offered on the market com plete with hood and rubber tired wheels at BEST TREATMENT FORCATARRH tlie by John Foster Guthrio Center thetrouble and irritated by this impure and infected condition of Catarrh will jaws elected president of grouif remain Its disagreeable and dangerous symptoms of ringing noises in the for the ensuing year and A H mucus dropping back into the throat headaches watery eyes difficult dorf Newton secretary More than breathmg and even stomach disorders and weakened health cannot be perma nently relieved until the blood is purified Nothing equals S S S for this purpose Xtgoes down to the very root of the trouble and removes every particle of the catarrhal matter from the blood and enriches this vital fluid so that all the mucous surfaces are supplied with nutritive healthful qualities in 200 bankers and present their friends were Eddie Gets Good Place WASHINGTON March Oiiy Kdrtic of the U S nniiy medical department who accompanied Mr Tuft on his now famous tour Is to be the president family phTsiclim ac cording to n well founded rumor of being constantly irritated and inflamed by impurities ia the circula ton Then the symptoms begin to pass away and when S S S has entirely purified the blood Catarrh is permanently cured and the general health greatly built up Book on Catarrh and any medical advice desired sent free to all who write THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO ATLAHTA GA Through Car Service for shipping of Household Goods at greatly reduced rates to all points in California Oregon Washington Colorado North Dakota and Minnesota Write or call for folder glvmg full particulars Cars leave weekly Blue Line Transfer Co PACKING 200 FIFTH ST DES MOINES IOWA STORAGE MOVING ;