The billion dollar Congress has spent the surplus in the national treasnry and much more. Never before was money squandered with such recklessness. The mayor's message on our first page will be read with interest. Our readers will detect in every line the fact that the city possesses a mayor of more than ordinary literary ability. The message speaks for itself. One thing that will be noticed about the mayor's appointments is the equablc división by wards. The first ward gets a member of the board of building inspcctors and the treasurer, the second ward gets members of the board of fire commissioners and building inspectors, the third ward gets a member of the board of public works and a patrolman, the fourth ward gets a patrolman and building inspector, the fifth ward gets the marshal and the member of the board of health, and the sixth ward gets the city attorney.