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MARCH 18, 1010
Chief Justice Robert M. Montgomery
of the supreme court of Miohigan to
be presiding 3udge; associate judges,
William H. Hunt of Montana, James
P. Smith of California, Orion M.
Barber of Vermont and Marion Dev
ries of California. Nominations for
this court were made by the presi
dent several months ago, but they
were withdrawn when he found that
congress would persist in cutting
down the proposed salaries from
$10,000 to $7,000 a' year. "When the
court was first named Judge Alfred
C. Cox of New York was selected as
presiding judge. With the exception
of Judge Cox the court named today
is the same' as at first chosen by the
r A dispatch to the Lincoln (Neb.)
Journal says that Mr. Taft intends
to take the stump in the congres
sional republican campaign and the
keynotes of the campaign will be as
follows: "Vindication on the Payne
Aldrich tariff bill; insistence that
the republican party bo cleared of
corruption, wherever it may bo
Tound; reiteration of the administra
tion's determination to punish the
'bad trusts;' commands for party
solidity and regularity."
Representative Helm of Kentucky,
in a speech in the house, opposed
steamship subsidy, declaring that the
United States government was being
converted into a gigantic pawn
broker's shop for the purpose of ex
tending trade. He insisted that sub
sidies had not built up the maritime
interest of the United States. "I
do not subscribe to that course or
policy that would convert this gov
ernment into a gigantic pawnbroker's
Bhop, in order to acquire trade," de
clared Mr. Helm. "I do not think
we are materially improving our
trade relations with Central and
South America by attempting to put
.-men selected at Washington in con
trol of the, governments of certain of
the countries. In my opinion 'it will
require something more than sub
sidy to overcome the adverse feeling
engendered by our present policy in
that zone of the western hemisphere,
which should be our best market.
I am apprehensive that the good
effect of Former , Secretary Root's
visit to the Central and South Amer
ican republics, looking to tho closer
and more cordial relationships with
these governments, has been largely
discounted by our more recent domi
neering policy there. I fear some
blunders and mistakes have been
made. That quarter of the globe is
on the eve of great development,
from which wo are in position to
reap some of tho benefits, and I
surely believe that the Root policy
will yield us better returns than tho
coercive policy." Tariff laws, Mr.
Helm declared, had made the United
States a dear market. "It is unrea
sonable," ho added, "for us to ex
pect the foreigner to purchase in a
protected market, where the seller
insists on his profits that arise in
operation of laws, as it Is to expect
the individual to do his shopping at
the highest priced store in any given
locality. The report of the commis
sioner of navigation shows that we
have three subsidized lines on the
Carribean route, and tho full, com
plete and final answer to all argu
ments in support of subsidy as a
trade producer, is that notwithstand
ing these subsidized lines, our trade
in that sphere has decreased Instead
of increased." Mr. Helm concluded
his remarks by declaring his opposi
tion to subsidy of any kind.
much. Yet nobody suspected them
of compounding felonies or protect
Benjamin Harrison nnd Grover
Cleveland woro universally regarded,
wo believe, as presidents who gave
their country efficient government
and did everything they could to help
So we conclude that nearly every
body will regard Mr. Taft's new reso
lution as well taken. Wo congratu
late him on it. Chicago Inter Ocean.
Senator Gallinger of New Hamp
shire introduced in the senate a bill
establishing the Rockefeller founda
tion, which he says will be the ma
chinery through which the Rockefel
ler millions will be dispersed "for
the benefit of humanity."
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The treasury department shows
that the money per capita in the
United States is $34.87. The depart
ment, in reporting this calculation,
estimates the population of the
United States as 89,883,000 and an
nounces the amount of money in cir
culation on March 1 as $3,134,093,
350 which, if equally divided, would
give each man, woman and child in
the country $34.87. There is in cir
culation today $49,315,244 more
than there was a year ago.
The house committee on naval af
fairs had ,a heated discussion over
Commander Peary's alleged discov
ery of the north pole. The commit
tee is inclined to insist upon proofs
of Peary's accomplishments.
MR. TAFT'S NEW RESOLUTION
The president is Teported from
Washington to have made a resolu
tion. He is said to feel that his
speech at New York on Saturday
should be regarded as a final state
ment of his attitude to every Issue
now pending in congress.
"Therefore Mr. Taft has resolved
to devote himself less to communi
cating his thoughts to the public and
more to doing the things ho believes
ought to be done.
Mr. Taft is reported even to have
quoted with approval the advice that
a famous British educator used to
give to young men in public life:
"Don't excuse; don't explain; get it
done; let 'em yell."
We believe that nearly everybody
will commend Mr. Taft's resolution.
Mr. Taft has not denied tho people
the fullest expression of his views.
His inaugural address was compre
hensive. Then he made a trip of 13,000
miles, and talked 13,000 words every
fifty miles of tho way.
Then he sailed down the Missis
sippi, with speeches all the way from
St. Louis to New Orleans.
He sent a long regular message to
congress and two notable special mes
sages. In his New York speech he recap
itulated and summarized.
We have had presidents who have
not found it necessary to say so
IS IT A GREEK GIFT?
President Taft and others at
Washington who are honestly trying
to establish the proper sort of a pos
tal savings bank will do well to ex
amine closely the proposals of Sen
ator Aldrich concerning this institu
tion. Tho somewhat trite advice
that one should "beware of Greeks
bearing gifts" is particularly worthy
of consideration by them. We know
where Aldrich stands In American
political and legislative affairs today,
and we know for what ho stands. Any
postal bank bill that carries Aldrich's
endorsement is pretty likely to bo
bad for the people.
. The measure around which inter
est now centers is that offered by
Senator Carter of Montana, the
chairman of tho senate committee
on postofflces and post roads. Carter
himself will bear watching. Ho has
been in the senate several years and
has stood by most of the Aldrich
legislative programs. He is "regu
lar." The mere fact that he holds
so important a chairmanship indi
cates that he has been too subser
vient to the will of Aldrich to bo an
unqualified friend of the people.
The hand of big business and high
finance has been the guiding power
in the deliberations of the United
States senate for fifteen years. Only
as long ago as last summer it was
still the guiding power. If it is shap
ing the destinies of the postal bank
we will discover,?1 when the smoke
clears away, that the bank will bring
nine benefits to the great financial
Interests for every single benefit to
the people. Lincoln, Neb., Daily
NEWSPAPERS AND THE TARIFF
It will be difficult for the president
to convince unprejudiced observers
that tho newspapers of the United
States have been induced to misrep
resent the tariff law and attack the
administration because of dissatisfac
tion with the revision on print paper.
All the newspapers are in the same
boat so far as tho paper schedule is
concerned. If one can stand it, the
rest can. There is no threatened
competition from other sources with
cheaper material and the tax is mere
ly passed along to the reading public.
But the paper schedule may have
had this effect. It undoubtedly
taught even standpat editors that the
tariff in this particular instance was
levying a tax on the people for the
benefit of a trust that was denuding
the United States of timber. So it
opened their eyes to the sort of spe
cial privileges fostered everywhere
by the protective system and made it
hard to fool them into the belief that
the Aldrich law was revision down
ward. The notion that men interested in
the public welfare always inspired by
selfish motives is a favorite one with
Perhaps he suggested it to the
president. Kansas City Times.
kept in cold storago for eight. .years
before being sold to tho peoplo'lt
was reckoned that tho trusts had-
gone tho limit, but Dr. Bayard C.
Fuller, chief inspector of foojlH forj
New York City, comes forward and;
says that this 1b as eaHy as rolling
off a log.
According to tho doctor a dinner;
was recently given by a scientist at,
which steaks were served that had
laid Jn cold storago for 250,000
years, and they wero as fresh aa
when packed away.
Tho steaks wero from the carcass"
of a mammoth which was found in
Russia, and which had been lying in
ice slnco tho glacial period.
"Once meat or poultry has been
frozen," says Dr. Fuller, "tho pass-
age of tim6 has no effect upon it,
and formontation is completely ar
rested so long as iVis kept in a frozen .
condition. When thawing sets in,
howovor, disintegration is rapid." -Cincinnati
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