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A Life of Trust at Last. [The Rev . Bruce Brown proposes a i ligious trust. He believes in consolidate the churches and presumably the creed: With all the churches In a trust Man ' s life Trill be complete; There 'll be no corner he may turn Withou t a trust to greet. The cradle trust when he Is born Receives him in its arms; The paregoric trust co mes In In infancy ' s alarms. Through boyhood' s happy days he goes With trusts to make him glad— Firecracker trust , toy pistol trust— These make his father mad. At Christmas time the stocking trust Provides the hose he swings Upon the Christmas tree to get The trust made Christmas things. Toung manhood finds him putting trust In some sweet , coy young thing; It also finds him putting on Her hand a trust made ring. Full soon he shakes her trust In him His go od resolves he slips . And smoKes the trust cigar again And takes the trust brewed nips. And so it goes—with wool trust clothes And hat trust hats as well; The pants trust walks with hjm through life ; The churoli trust fings lis bell. The germ trus . t keeps him full of dread : The ice trust tries his soul; The health food trust each dewy morn Kills up his breakfast bov/1. The c o.n l trust crimps his bank account . And if he builds a home The building trust in happiness Across his form will roam. The railroad trust takes him to ride . And so his life is passed Till on a bed trust bed he sighs , \The coffin trust at last!\ —W. D. Nesbit in Chicago Tribune. Haste Demanded of the Investigators of the Postal Scandals. So rapidly do Hie postal scandals ae- eunr.dato in the path of the invest .i ga- tors Tl>;;t there now seems little hope Df the completion of the necessary probing before the special session of congress convened. Fearful that the gathering of the representatives may find the task of investigating the vari- ous departments incomplete , the post- maste r genera l lias sent out a hurry call and demands of the investi gators all possible haste so that matters may be cleared before some congressman expresses a desire for more exhaustive research in the domain of peculation and loot. ; - ^. ; • - - .: v: -^--^^--- , -. - ;; -^ ---/:-;:- . - . . - . -- . : matter of - investigating the postal scandals haste be made slowly, but not so slowlv that others like Terry Ilenth escape by reason of the statute of lim- itations. Too much swiftness of ex- amination in various departments might result in the lcaviny to browse on public funds indefinitely certain other culprits. So thoroughly honey- combed with peculation and fraud is the entire postal service that full jus- tice cannot be done before the special session already called to meet on Nov. 9. It is not especially necessary that other cases be hurried now that Heath has escaped, and there need be no anxiety on the part of the postmaster general to finish the investigation be- fore congress meets. It would, per- haps , be better if the investigation ¦ were not quite finished, so that the matter mi g ht be taken up l:y the house of representatives. Haste at this particular time Is not Imperative. Time is needed for ex- haustive research into the matter of free rural delivery routes , tho payment for promotions, the rake-offs on the purchase of Iettc-r boxes , of locks and fasteners, of shoulder straps , of all the necessary and unnecessary supplies wh i ch are absorbed by tho postal serv- ice annually. Time is needed to fasten the responsibility, to prove culprits guilty, to round up each and every scapegoat of the present if not of the preceding administration. A thorough , not a swift , investigation is what the people want, and they will be satisfied with nothing loss. The louder the hurry cal! blown by the head of the department, the more insistent people and press for a complete and perfect investigation . THE HURRY CALL . Speaking of dock board sj andals in Greater Nov/ York it seems strange that the Republican press bureau would omit any reference to Mayor Low ' s giving the Odells ' Steamboa t company the ler.se of a pier at about .?:j( J . (;i!0 below its rea l vaule. Electors all over the state will recall \ that this valuable lease was given tho Odolls ' company shortly after the governor ' s visit to the pier and his interview with a certain pliant commissioner. Dock Board Scandals. ELECTION OF SENATORS. Press and People Everywhere Ap- prove the Democratic Position. The declaration of the Democratic state committee that the call for tho Democratic state convention in 1904 shall provide for the nomination of a United - States senator : ¦ ¦ ? to : succced od of choice shall be a party question meets the unqualified approval ot ' Dem- ocrats and independent electors every- where. The majority of people have wearied of the means employed to till the upper liouso of congress with rep- resentatives whose only qualifications have been either immense wealth , the ability to purchase leg islatures or ac- tive aid of monopolies or trusts. They desire opportunity to express then- wishes at the polls and to vote for representatives direct , a« in the case of members of tho lower house. Thus far the legislatures of twenty-nine states have declared in favor of making the senate a representative body. Time and again the United States senate has defeated a resolution for a constitutional amendment looking to such change . The Republican legisla- ture of the Empire State has gone on record as being opposed to popular election of its two representatives in the upper house of congress. Now the people, led by the great Democratic party , will express themselves on this important matter at the polls. Does any intelligent voter of New- York state for an instant believe that if Mr. Piatt depended upon a direct vote of the people for his election to the senate this representative of great corporations would occupy bis present exalted position? Had Mr. Piatt ' s name gone to the voters of the state last fall for their direct approval does any one imagine that he would have succeeded as against any capable citizen , who mi g ht have been nominat- ed by the Democrats? Certainly not. The Quays , the Hannas , the Addickses. the Platts and other representatives of corporate wealth are opposed to a di- rect vote of the people on the question of a commonwealth' s representation in the senate. The Democratic state committee has taken a long stride forward in the in- terests of the people. (Jerrymandered as is the commonwealth, intrenched sis is the Republican pa rty, the practical plan proposed and to be carried out by the Democratic party of this state is an Indication that there exists a remedy for the present representation of pri- vate rather than public interests in the hig hest legislative branch of the Amer- ican eovernmeut. It is high time that the voters of each and every slate in the Union should go on record in favor of the election \ of United States senators In- direct vote. Once popular sentiment is aroused , the task will be easy. Too long have legislatures been subject to the temptations of unscrupulous, am- bitious millionaires , of .gigantic monop- olies , of illegal trusts , of great railway or other industrial combinations. The action of the Democratic state commit- tee of this great commonwealth points the way to making the senate of the United StntoK a truly representative body, and the approving words of press and people everywhere indicate that such action was not only wise and pa- triotic , but in accord with an advanced public sentiment. NO OFF YEARS IN POLITICS. Democrats Should Be Active In Every Election District This Fall. There . are no off years In politics. Each recurring election is of impor^ tance to the electors of the state since annually there are chosen members of the legislature , biennially state sena- tors , state officers , mayors of cities , supervisors and other town or county Officers . Besides members of the as- sembly, county officers and mayors there are to be chosen this fall in near- ly forty of the sixty-one counties full sets of town o fficers. In all but one of these counties Inspectors of election are to be appointed from lists submit- ted to town boards. The selection of capable men for election officials is most important , as upon the faithful , honest and intelligent discharge of their duties depends the election of governor and other Important officers , and in case of a close jcontest next year may depend the fate of a Democratic candidate for the presidency . Karnest work is desired on the part of Democrats in every election district of the state. The recent recommenda- tions of the state committee in relation to the enlargement of general commit- tees of counties ought to be acted upon at once. Where county conventions have already been held the county com- mittees should act to the end that each district be represented by a capable and efficient general county committee- man. The action of the county com- mittee can be ratified at a succeeding county convention if deemed necessary . Elections have , been lost, to the De- mocracy of the state of . New York through lack of thorough , uniform and effective organization supplemented by the selection in certain localities of in- spectors of election who preferred to curry favor with Republicans rather than stand aggressively for their rights under the law. A change of two votes in each election district outside of Greater New York and Itul 'faio would have changed the political complexion of the state i- ,; .; fall ami given the peo- ple an honest and economical Demo cratic administration. The additional committeemen to l>e named mean (he fto^big £.%&, ^KS^^P4!»0J?V.H^^-:y^S£:yi' - cnuilt in districts whore an unscrupu- lous ouemy is largely in tin; majority. The outlook for the future ought to be inspiring to Democrats everywhere . Standing on the skirmish line of the great politica l battle which Is to be fough t next year every believer In the principles of the time honored party of the people should strip for action. Wherever it is possible the organiza- tion should be strengthened and proper election officials selected. Gain a mem- ber of assembly here , a county or town office r there , make inroads on the ranks of the opposition , bring out the dila- tory and negligent voter and score vic- tories, no matte r how small , wherever possible. There is opportunity for ac- tive political work in every election district during the next few weeks. To the citizen who loves his town , county, district, stale and country there arc no off years in politics. A THRUST AT TRUSTS. They Are Not Justified by an Honest and Unselfish Public Policy. In the course of a recent able public address at New City, Rockland coun- ty, Hon. David 13. Hill spiritedly and forcibly paid his respects to tho trusts. At a time when the Republican loaders and statesmen are afraid to discuss the unlawful progeny of a high tariff the clean cut utterances of tbo Demo- cratic leader are particularly welcome to the majority of people, who see In trusts and unlawfu l combinations a menace to tho welfare of tho country at large. The thousands who heard and other thousands who read the burning words of Mr. Hill will applaud his bold and timely sentiments on a subject so fraught with interest to the people. He said in part: \The tremendous combinations of capital which have been formed in re- cent years , whereby the prices of living have been unduly advanced, the mul- titude of schemes which have been de- vised to contro l the channels and ave- nues of trade, the unreasonable restric- tions which have been imposed by statute upon our commercial freedom in the pecuniary interest of those who ostentatiously style themselves the captains of industry, are largely the modern creations of able and design- ing men. intent upon vast and unearn- ed riches , and are neither sanctioned by Scriptural injunctions nor can they be justified by an honest and unselfish public policy. \ The above is in striking contrast to the weak and uncertain utterances of those who believe in no modification of existing high tariffs and who evi- dentl y pi-efti- that the whole podple should pay tribute to the exactions of a few rather than curtail certain spe- cial privileges granted. Roosevelt' s Popularity Lessening. Senator Piatt says that Mr. Roose- velt will be nominated for president at tho next national convention. Accord- ing to Harper ' s Weekly, the acting president \is growing loss popular ev- ery day \ in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, while in other states he is distinctly less popu- lar than was the late President MeKin- ley . DIET FOR THE INSANE. Tho Flint Dietary as Compared With the Odell Allowance. Governor ©doll' s boasting remarks at the Albany .county fair at Altamont re- cently concerning the liberality of the state in dealing with Its charges drew from the Utica Observer pertinent comment aneat the diet at present fur- nished the inmates of the state hospi- tals. The Observer called attention to the small quantity of food that was deemed sufficient for the patients—a dietary that was put in e ffect Jan . 1. 1902 . Taking exception to the Ob- server ' s comment , the Syracuse Post- Standard wrote to the state commis- sioners in lunacy for a copy of the lat- est dietary order for the state hospi- tals , receiving a reply in which the following figures are given: Farinaceous food , all kinds , 13 ounces: meats , 10.5 ounces; potatoes , 10 ounces; milk , 2 pints; 1 egg; cheese . .3 ounce; sugar , 2 ounces; butter . 1& ounces; coffee , .450 ounce; tea , .1175 ounce. The Increase of milk and eggs to affect onl y 10 per cent of the population, These figures are larger , by fractions of an ounce , than the figures quoted b\' the Observer , which were as follows: Farinaceous foods of all kinds , 12 ounces; moats , 9.8 ounces; potatoes , 9.S5\ ounces; milk, 1 pint . ; one-half egg; cheese , .3 ounce; sugar , J .Sti ounces; butter , 1 .43 ounces: coffee , .403 ounce; tea , .1175 ounce. The most not- able increases in the list are those of milk and eggs. But these increases apply to but 10 per cent of the popula- tion of these institutions. But in spite of the increase we still maintain that this is not a JiberaJ allowance for the needs of these people. For many years the food was admin- istered to the patients in our state hos- pitals under what was known as the Flint dietary—a schedule prepared by the late Dr. Austin Flint, an authority who ranked high in the medical world. It was formulated after a carefu l study by Dr. Flint of the needs of the in- sane. Its use continued for many years and was attended by most satis- factory results. As compared with the Odell allowance it was a sumptuous feast—and yet so eminent an authority as Dr. Austin Flint said it was only what the patients needed. isUnderv vtheKlTJlnt! :dietarv.:thfi '' - riiihw;. Meat , under Flint dietary, 12 ounces; under Odoll , 10.5 ounces . Potatoes , under Flint dietary, 12 ounces; under Odell , 10 ounces. Milk , under Flint diet- ary, 1 pint : under Odell , 2 pints for 10 per cent of the patients and 1 pint for 90 per cent. Eggs , under the Flint diet- ary, 1 egg : under Odell . 1 egg for 10 per cent of the patients and one-half egg for 00 per cent. Cheese , under the Flint dietary, 1 ounce ; under Odell , .3 ounce. Sugar , under Flint dietary, 1 ounces; under Odell , 2 ounces. But- ter , under Flint dietary, 2 ounces; un- der Odell , 1% ounces. Coffe e , uudei Flint dietary, 5-6 ounce ; under Odell , .450 (between 2-G and 3-0) ounce. Tea , under Flint dietary, .125 ounce; under Odell , .1175 ounce. This reduction has been made under plea of economy. The Post-Standard further says: Eggs , milk , sufficient cheese , sugar , but- ter , coffee and tea to accompany two pounoR oi meat, potatoes , bread and the like , it is surely enough to keep the aver- age man in a fair state of health. So fai from being- ashamed of the dietary pro- vided for the inmates of the state hosp i- tals , the department announces Itself as able \to assert without the slightest feai of contradiction that New York state is furnishing to its insane charges a better , more varied and more scientifically prop™ dietary than is furnished by any othei state In the Union. \ But tho point is the insane patients do not get \two pounds of meat, po- tatoes , bread and the like , \ and they are not average persons. They are sick people and need the care and strengthening food suitable for the sick. We have long since censed to find any sense of shame on the part of the state commission in lunacy foi any of the many disgraceful Incidents connecte d with its management of the State hospitals. The \fear of contra- diction \ long ago vanished. Secretary T. E. McGarr closes his answer to the Post-Standard' s inquiry by saying: In addition to the ration allowance scheduled in th.e. commission ' s orde r oi Nov. 12 the state hosp itals annually USG $75 ,000 worth of vegetables and fruits , which are grown in the respective hospi- tal farms, gardens, etc. So far from the percentage of recoveries decreasing- in the state they are markedly increasing, ag shown by official reports received at this office for tho olevon months ending Aug. 31. Tho Observer says that it does not wish to misrepresent the management Of the state hospitals. The truth is sufficient condemnation. That Extra Session. The extra session of congress that was to be called in October will be held a month later , and possibly not at all. Mr. Roosevelt is satisfied no sweeping currency legislation can be agreed upon, and the people generally believ e that there is no necessity for any currency leg islation whatever. A means of increasing the volume of cur- rency is already provided, as pointed out recently by Melvin Z. Haven in a newspaper interview on the currency question. Whatever business is neces- sary can be transacted during the regu- lar session in case the scandals in va- rious departments of the government do not demand ail the attention of con- grC93. MORE MONEY NEEDED. State Expenditures Still Largely K»- ceedlng Receipts. The receipts of the . state from till sources , despite the 50 per cent increaw in the cost of excise license s and tke direct Inheritance tax law forced th rough the last legislature , are less than the expenditures. There ta wi intimation from the executive that ttyj cost of licenses will be «till further in- creased by the legislature to bo elect- ed in November and that a larger pw* portion than one-half will be grabbed by the state to the detriment of local!- ' ties. Since tho economical administration of Governor Flower the increase In state expenditures has been out of all proportion to the increase in population and wealth of the state. The expense of administration lias swelled from lees than sixteen millions to nea rly twenty- five millions. It lias grown three tbu«8 as fast as the population and more than twice as fast as . the proportionate wealth of tho state. And the end is not yet. There is to be more money exacted from localities to meet the ex- travagances of the so culled \baeln<M« \ administration of ,th e present goyoraar. More money is needed. That fact has not been nor will it be denied by tho governor in any of his public ut- terances. The trick of depleting tho treasury in one year of six millions to bolster up a claim of direct taxntioe abolished , followed the succeeding year by burdening unnecessarily a great in- dustry and levying the meanest of ail taxes upon widows , orphans and in : lards , and still further depleting tne sta te treasury in order to continue the illusion , has not deceived the people. They are alert and anxious now to learn what new scheme will be un- veiled when election is over and the members of the legislature are chosen. The people want to know , and they want to know before the 3d of the coming November , just what to ex- pect from the administration now is power. If tho governor will not re- vea l his proposed new schemes of re- ' plenishing the treasury and meeting the current expenses of the state the various candidates for the assembly In the . - 150 . - districts should be- 9* k^d ., 1 tft Ing f rom one locality funds for tha enrichment of another? Will they stand for robbing localities and in- creasing local burdens in order to sup- port the specious claim of the \busi- ness \ governor that \direct taxation has been abolished?\ Will they favor the imposition of a stamp tax upon all legal certificates , the revenue there- from to belong exclusively to the state and none to localitiesV Will they fa- vor a recording tax upon all transfers of real and personal property for tha benefit of the state alone and not for localities? Will they favor a certain specific tax upon mortgages in lieu of all othe r taxes , state or local ? More money is needed. Whence is it to be drawn and upon what class of citizens , and upon what locality is the burden to fall? Odell said at Pough- lceepsie that \indirect taxation as ap- plied to revenue raising in this state is a misnomer. \ In the opinion of many taxpayers in the cities and incorpo- ra ted villages of tho state it Is tha robbery of one locality for the benefit of another, the paying of the expenses of one class of citizens by grabbing at the pockets of another class. The time to find out what is to be done in- the money raising line nt Albany the com- ing winter is now, and the person who can . if lie will , furnish the information is the Republica n candidate for mem- ber of assembly. Let reverence for the law ' s be breath- ed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on . her lap. let it be taught in schools , seminaries and colleges; let it be written in prim- ers , spelling books and almanacs; let it be preached from tho pulpit , pro- claimed in legislative halls and en- forced in courts of justice. And . in short, let it become tho political reli- gion of the nation , and let the old and young, the rich and the poor, the gra ve and the gay of all sexes and tongues and colors and conditions sacrifice un- ceasingly upon its altars. * * * There is no grievance that is a fit object for redress by mob law. —Abraham Lin- coln. MeClalland' G Seat Vacant. Charles P. McCiolInnd ' s acceptance of the position tendered him as appraiser by the present acting executive vacates his seat in the state senate. lie Is no longer a member of the state legisla- ture . By no act of his can he now pre- vent the election of a sueeftnaor , and through no influence ho may have can he dictate the nominee or affect the choice of the people of Westchester county as to who sdmli sueooiul him. Mr. Roosevelt may have successfully tempted Mr. McClelland , but he has not thereby corralled the entire Dem- ocratic vote of the district McClelland has hitherto repressnted. Steamship Subsidy. In the op inion of the Philadelphia Record (independent), steamship sub- sidy would not build one town or at- tract one immigrant or cause the ex- portation of one more bale of American Roods or seaure the cultivation of one acre of laud. Lincoln on Law. The Correct 01% I PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING IX THE TILLAGE OP SAG HAEBOE , SUFPOLK CO. , N. Y. BHIXLEY B. SLEIGHT , Ew ixoit & Vitor., H. D. SLEIGHT , B USINESS M ANAGER . T ERMS . 82.00 per an nu m , in adv ance. _ O FFICE in the brick block , on the \West side of J Ham Street , opposite the American Hotel , (Up-j Stairs) Sag Harbor , X. Y. j t^~So paper discontinued until all arrears are] paid , excepr at the option of the Publisher. ¦ —=T^r 5 Cents per Copy £^~No notice can be taken of anonymous communications. Wo do not want the nam© ttS correspondent? for publication, but as a taw. antoe .of firood faith. We cannot return rejected communications. m>?-Brrths , marriagroa. and deaths , w hea accompanied by name of .responsible pturty„ {published free , as news J Esy-Obituaries , Tributes of Rospeot , B K > , charged for at space rates. Advertiainir .rate* •furnished at request. i ONOE IS EMOUBH TQ SEE Gustave Dore ' s portrait of Dante is -worth seeing—once. But once is enough. Some such look you notice on tho faces of dose Who Lave suffered , and still suffer , much ph ysicolpain ; people subject to rheumatism , gout , neural g ia , periodic headache , lumba- fo , or pain from some old lesion. This pain- obit puts its marVq on them , as the custom, *C uanfiling ropes crooka a sailor ' s fingers ; or as too rauc!* riding of a bicycle stamps a worried expression on certain faces. No •wonder peop le said of the Italian poet aa Re passed along, \There goes THE MAM WHO NEV£8 LAUGHS, \ 5^ho comp laints above named all y ield fc> the action of Benson ' s Porous Plasters , and quickl y too. Uot onl y those , but eolds and coughs , kidney and liver affections , all congestions and muscular strains , diseasea otf the chest , asthma and all ailments ¦ which, flie open to external treatment. It is fre- quentl y said that Benson ' s Plaster is Pain ' s Master . It cures -when others are not even Abla Id relieve . For ikirt y years the lead. ing external remedy. Tho old-style plas- ters , as well as salves , linlmeate , oils, etc , have little or no efficacy as compared -with it. Uso it. Trust it. Keep it in tha boose. Ask for Becson ' s Plaster 1 toko no Other . All drugg ists , ot yre -prill prepay postage on any number ordered in th$ United States on recei pt of 25c. each. . Seabury & Johnson , Mf g. Chemist*, K.X- FIRE INSURAN CE Cornelius R. SSelgti t , Agent , Post Office Building Representing th@ Ijargesfc American and English Companies. ?HE LIVERPOOL & LONDON & 0LOBE INS , GO. , has paid over §70 , 000 . , 000 losses in the United States. 1 B££«3EffB 2IEWTOB K . . -JTJTOERWKPP'RTRS'- . -Jl CT.JirrV' j - Pp liciea ^ seeurfea by Assets of §11 , 183 , 659.90. * ?HE COMMERCIAL T3NION ASSURANCE CO. LTD., * Surplus , §1 , 500 , 000. < THE HANOVER EIRE INSURANCE CO , ] C a*h Cap ital §1 , 000 , 000. i THE NORTHERN ASSURANCE CO. . £10 Shares sell for £S2. < Lt»#ure in these Companies and get the Higiiest Security at the Lowest Rates. : l C B , SLEIGHT , Agent. NOTARY PUBLIC POST OFFICE BUI LDI N G. Theodore D. Dlmon , COUNS ELO R AT LA W. Office over Sag Harbor Savings Bank. BAG HARBOR , LONG ISLAND . ALBANY \WEEKLY JOURNAL , P ublished twice a week , Tuesday s and Friday s , SI a Year. ALBAN Y EVENING JOURNAL , S3 a Year. Tho Great Republican Family Newspapers of New York gtste. This is the time to subscribe so as to keep posted on political and general events. Address , THE JOURNAL COMPANY , A LBAST , GEO C. 11 1T3S O ii 9 Attorney & Counselor. NOTARY PUBLIC. S AO II AIIBOK , N. Y. Three Reasons Why ths People ue- sire a Change In Method of Choice. Chief anions: other reasons why the people Of the Uiiiit. -il Suites desire the popular election of senators is the faot that tht- hisi i u-st lawmaking body i- r no lon . uor amenable to public senti- ment. The senators represent politi- cians and political machines r.Ulicr than the people and find it perfect! . * safe to defy the public will. When tho question of froo cnnl was lit'ilijr de- bated last year the two senators frou: New York state refused to define the:; position, while Senators Ilanna. Qu:iy, Aldrieh and others also remained silent. The penile insisted that the duty on anthracite be abolished , and the peop le won in spite or * the position taken by leading lights of the Repub- lica n party, ritill another objection to the present nu'thovl of clioo^lnir sen- ators is tha t it interfe res with the leuitiniate work of leirNlatiires . con- suming time which should belong to lawmaking. A third objection is the bad effect uj'on the personnel of le . uis- lrttures. Men are elected to somite and assembly freiiuently with regard only to their vote for senator and with no rega rd for their fitness as lawmakers. It is a source of jrs-atiri c-ntioii to Ivra- ocrats of the Empire State that the Democratic party stands for the elec- tion of United Slates senators by popu- lar vote. The Democratic party plat- form :nIo:iti- a hist f;- .l! :tt S:initt«a «lo- ehuvd in favor of such election by the peop le (A their respective states. Else- where Itemocrats are committed to the quostioaC which is bound to come be- fore the -people again within a very few months. Such elections of United States scaintors has been favored Uy the friends of popular rights these many years and it is in the interest of good governmen t. It is an issue upon which Democrats are everywhere united and which cannot be ignored in coming state and national campaigns. A Peculiar Vindication. Congressman Lucius N. Littauer glee- fully says that Secretary of War Root has vindicated him in tho matter of the glove contracts because the secre- tary lias sent the scandal to Attorney CeneraJ Knox for his adjudica tion. But Judge Advocate General Davis , who braved the ill will of tho adminis- tration by discrediting the . attempted exoneration of Representative Littauer , insists that tho probe go deeper. He states explicitly that there was a clea r violation of the law in the Lyon con- tract of Dec 7. He also hints that if th-e inquiry had been more thorough more evidence of wrongdoing would have been found. If under the circum- stances Mr. Littauer is gleeful it must be on account of his escaping so easily thus far (lie coiiricqiit'iiccs of ]iis con- nection with the glove and gauntlet contracts. His vindication is , to say the least, peculiar. ELECTION OF SENATORS. LAXAKOLA cures constipation- CRQMB1E -S COUGH GORE CURES EVERY K1MD OF C0U8H.

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