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SUNDAY. JANUARY 12, 1908.
DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS GROW |
When such a prominent and staunch
|RolMlbllcun ns former Secretary
Treasury Leslie M. Bliuw says -i
; ;hro not likely to havo a walkover in I
*|fJ8'' thore must bo cause for alarm |
hi tho Republican patty nn,i Corres
ponding hopefulness among Demo?
crats. Mr. Shnw declared further that
"it was not time for dissensions with?
in tho party ranks." Mr. Shaw ls|
acknowledged to bo ono of tho fore
most Republicans In tho country nnd |
the dissensions In his party mimt b
?^^^glv&Tortb n warning that the
wings of the party must cense their
.punrellnK If they liopo to win. In I
facti there is ovory Indication that
the dissension now existing in the |
fi^publlean parly 1b oven more wide?
spread than It was In 1902 when liar
risen was so overwhelmingly defeated
by (irover Cleveland. There seems J
to lie no disputing that the party lines j
-are broken everywhere throughout
the country. In commenting on tho |
situation a well known political writer
; j "If tho Democratic pnrly Is really
'lacking in optimism at this tnoinen
tons juncture, nn it seems to he, we
can account for it only upon one of I
two thoorios?either it does not read |
PBift signs of the time aright, or, made
vSiclt of heart by liopo long deferred.
Jta pessimism is become chrotrfe. Andj
file most liopoless type of pessimist
;'v,*o may add, Is that still loo ttblqul
"HotiB Democrat who obstinately refus?
es to f?eo In William Jennings Bryan
ifi\\e> man of tho hour -the Democrat
? , ;i Democrats to whom in 1908, the
iirpvesldonitnl nomination will ho least
likely to prove :'. forlurn hope."
!j lo no secret In Washington that
atitlng Is moro disturbing to the Taft
n and the Republicans generally
?''?the rapid growth of parly dls
Ion in Ohio, New York, lows and
through Now England. Fear
ily expressed that Ohio will bo so I
Ion torn this year that Bryan will |
q larger vote thun Taft?apart
i whatever defection liiere might
the negro voters and organized
Therefore the bitterness of the
)i?g1'3 between the Taft and For-'
factions is disconcerting to the
jrs of the Republlcun party in
states, especially so in view of |
fact that Foraker's friends have
up candidntea for Congress in a ]
aber of dt?trlcts which Indicate a |
termination on their part to carry
light Into the presidential cam
The conditions in Olilo are
still moro alarming by the
it of tho Foraker faction to hold
npS'rate state convention and send
ite delegation to tho Chicago
eentlori In order to resent the as
?theo too Roosevelt administration
iVitlg the candidacy of Taft.
,e i-uujc activity on the part of
rsoveU and hla force.; In behalf of
boom la creating a situation
JoW Yprk and New England simi
Mhat which exists In Ohio. Par
')i.,iuti la already very much
? nee in the Empire Slate. .-11111
,-.:i.v admitted by the most snn
-publicans that Now York will
jjxirjtaut and promising light
?::(I for the Democrats- after
iblioau nomlnoe hns been sc?
are leaders who fear
(lint the Republicans will lose tho
sixty-two electoral voles ?>r Now Yors
It' Taft I? nominated". There I? only
oiii- thing which will prevent Now
York easting Iis yotd for the Demo?
cratic honilnoe and that Ih dissension
Wltblll Ith own runkir. There Ih really
no Domocrntc party In New Yora
state today. There ate thousands of
Demoorats. of course, hut the party
baa i'"1 'he Bcmblance of organization.
Had as conditions nie In that Btato
the prospects of thore In Inn greatly
Improved by the time the campaign
opens are extremely bright. Koine ol
the old party lenders, who, recognis?
ing the magnificent opportunity that
patty now bus, are making an effort
to restore harmony, and there seems
to I" every prospect of success. All
that the New York siate Democrats
have to do Is name lenders in whom
the people have confidence, and tho
lest will bo easy.
If New York can bo made Demo
oratio it would mean the election ol
a Democratic president beyond a
doubt. Its 111! votes udded to those of
Ohio and the South would give its
Candidate ??N voles or fourteen loirs
than (he necessary number to elect,
anil Diese font teen could easily be oh
tallied frolll Connecticut or New Jer?
sey, or .some of (he Middle West 01
Pacific coast slates.
TODAY IS SUFFICENT TO CARE
If some mnn or woman would dis?
cover and apply some method for
making the whole world one great
"Don't Worry Club," ho would con?
fer on humanity the greatest boon
ever given It since civilization be?
gan. Then- Is no evil that so griev?
ously afflicts the race as that of dread
of the future, and worry over'lts pos?
sible fruits. The fact that this dread
is absolutely useless, und that worry
Is absolutely lion-productive, but ag?
gravates the evil. At the beginning
of a new year, when all of us are
more or less inclined to "take an a?.
count of stock,"? it Is well to ^t
thought of this- useless l.Mt-de,, W|t|,
Which we affllcl ourselves. yt\th the
possible hope that wo >Y!ay in part,
at least, put II nsldo> '|t Is loo tnueb
lo think that thfl( ? |oaj t|,.? the
race has carr^ t?r nil time can be
thrown off jKi'sily. hut a little thought
on the ^iiftt of cft0n of ,ls W|U B|,ow
that t?in.( every ono can lay down a
part of the burden. If we will but
realize that today Is all time?that
yesterday and tomorow are both non?
existent?it will not be found impos?
sible to get rid of the Incubus fat
lias hampered humanity for ages. A
good way to make practical applica?
tion of tlie argument Is to give a
moment's thought to the fact t.uit yes?
terday we dreaded today, and yet
when It came along things went along
Just has they had been going. The
terror and dread was of our own cre?
ation and existed In our own fnncy.
Too many of us waste our lives ]
dreading and planning to meet things
that never had any material exis?
tence. We carry tills to the point ol
actually robbing ourselves and those
for Whom we must provide for today,
the only pari of time over which we
can possibly have any control, it Is
btot advisable to have a reckless and
thoughtless waste of the days at liana
and to hnve no care for the days to
conic, but of what good Is all our
forethought and preparation If Ih
planning for the future we put our
! selves In a condition of being utter?
ly unable to enjoy or appreciate the
future when it becomes the present?
And worse still, and more utterly
useless, Is the habit of always pur?
suing tomorrow, creating a tomorrow
full of terrors and dreads and fears
with each passing day. The habit of
worrying and fearing what Is to
come makes, for all who yield to It,
an existence like unto what thnt of
the fabled SyslphUS, who was con?
demned to over continue rolling a
great rock up the hill, which was al?
ways rolling down again. This use?
less and foolish rolling of the rock
up hill Is what condemns the race
to suffering and distress, if each
man and each woman of us will mako
up our minds to live today, we will
each of us have contributed vastly to
the benefit of the race and lo the bet?
terment of the world. It is not. as
hard thing lo do as it appears. if
We will give but a few moments earn?
est thought to the subject. Fully one
half of the troubles we are prepoilug
to meet never come upon us except
as we suffer them in anticipation.
Half of our wounds are imaginary,
than wo think they are, niul the other
half aro far less serious. The
present is all that Father Time gives
us, and tho future, no mater with
what fearsome things we people it,
will be only today whoa tho sun in
Its course will bring it to us.
The New York World these days
does not know whnt It wants, It Is
so thoroughly nntl-T3rynn, that one day
Ii propose* Johnson for I ho presiden?
cy, ih.- next WoodroW Wilson nmi
then suggests Clovelnhd. if Ilm
World could cast IIa anchor, perhaps
i in- people would have more confi?
dence In li.
A leading paper up Now ?England
way rejoices because li can nrgue in
Iis own satisfaction thai too Ihlii
ranks In tin- army moan that tin*
young moil of iho coniilry uro turning
tiielr thoughts to itehce rather than'
war. Nonsense. It l? because wo
have nol a war ihut the army ranks
Dryan Is u public man and. like all
public men; Is a target for the news?
papers of the opposite faith, hill when
some of them sloop lo Jest about the
unhappy married relations of hit?
daughter I hoy are going beyond the
limits of decency.
The members ot the thirteen differ- j
? ?tit women's eliibs In Chicago have |
agreed among thonisclves '"it to wear
the plumage of any bird on their hats
other I ban the crow, which was al?
ways an unlucky bird anyway.
Pennsylvania 1ms n surplus of $12,-1
000,000, Fortunately the state does]
not need another mahogany table
right away, and so there are hopes
that the condition ot the slalo treas?
ury will remain satisfactory for some J
llttlo time to come.
P. Augustus Helmte bad a strenu?
ous life In the Wosl, but what be had
in Wall Mtrcot made his Montana ex?
periences look like an afternoon sob- |
Slot! of the Rockefeller bible class.
Sir Thomas Upton failed U\ flfj the
America's cup. but hhL&cAermlhntlon
lo llfi a.few golden/engioR through a
chnln of grocer../' B|oro8 wllI doubt?
less prove, 'fnoro successful.
OSe "f those Chicago sclenltsts says
- that women should he the proposing
-lex every year Instead of during leap
year alone. It Is a certainty that lit?
is In love and bashful.
Of course It was n paragrapher who
reminded the country that the only
real straits that th,. fleet would en?
counter were thus,, named alter Mr.
If Anna Could does marry nnotber
titled Frenchman there are a whole
lot of people who will feel that an
enormous amount of sympathy bns
The Reel has completed about one
third of Its cruise, hut the other two
thirds Is what the country Is most
it certainly would be a pity If this
Thaw trial is not decisive. The coun?
try has no desire to have It become
an annual affair.
WITH THE PARAGRAPHERS.
l.et ?bo women propose. They will
find tho men willing.?Washington
He laughs at scars who never Joined
a college fraternity.?Chicago Record
Tho new yenr Is now old enough to
talk, and It Is mostly talking bills.?
Richmond Times Dispatch.
Count llonl should remember that
there are more where Anna Gould
came from.?Cleveland Leader.
Hitting a man whose bands are Hod
will not go down In history M a
square deal.?Philadelphia Ledger.
If George Ado wants to do some?
thing in politics really funny, let him
go to tho Republican National Con?
vention us a Fttraker delegate.?Kan?
sas City Times.
Nevertheless, some very severe at?
tacks of presidential fever have been
known to yield to a treatment of pub?
lic Utterances on the part of the suf?
Among the novelties scheduled for
mos are five Saturdays In February,
two new Simons In April and a speech
by Colonel Dryan In July.?Omaha
This Thaw trial promises to be
sborler than (be other one. but It
won't be any too short to please the
Speaking of winter prospects, do
you realize that Groundhog Day Is
only about about three weeks off??
Happily there Is no requirement yet
that army men must bo nb\> to ride
horselack and stand.a?.?Philadelphia
With some men the Heb Tor office Is
the most lingering of diseases?Wash?
Revised presidential motto: Hit the
line and staff bard.?New York Mall.
I "Not a word," says Admiral nrown
( son, eloquently.?Washington Herald.
I j Mr. Williams' Method, i
"Hilly WllllaiiiB," snhl a friend of
Ida. "always lights on bis feet. He's
forever getting into trouble, bet gets
out of it ns easily ax be gets Into It.
Here is un explanation by example
of iiow Hilly managed it. His best
girl was Emma Scott; bin second best
was May Parkinson; his third best? j
Hut It doesn't matter About the others,
rhe two named are sulDeienl to show
the adroitness of Mr. Williams lu hau- j
Illing bis love affairs, (lue afternoon J
he drove up to Miss Scott's home und j
sent up word that bo would bo happy
to have her go to drive with bim. The
young buly came downstairs looking
like a tbuudercloud. Hilly was sur?
"I'm much obliged fur the Invita?
tion," she mild, "but I dou't euro to
risk accepting nny further iuvltutlons
"Why, what can you menu';" asked
"Were you not to eomu for mo last
"For what purpose?"
"To drive, of course."
It suddenly popped into Billy's head
that he hud invited Miss Scott to drive
with bun on that afternoon aud for?
gotten tho engagement. Worse, ho
? had taken Miss Parkinson to drive ou
that same afternoon. Ho said nothing,
I but looked the picture of ubject repent?
"Well?" suhl Miss Scott.
"I was so absorbed with another
matter that I forgot all ulxjut it."
"Absorbed with wirst'matter?"
"You know J in ?? ti?. house commit?
tee of my vinl.. There's to be a"?
".N.'.Vw. don't add falsehood to your
other sins. 1 happen to know that tho
matter which absorbed you was Miss
Parkinson, You passed here wiiii her,
I was standing at the Wludow with my
tilings on waiting for you. You gave
mo n profound bow, swinging your bat
lu the air ns if you were the llrst gen?
tleman lu America."
"Did IV" said Hilly, with eyes wide
"Yes, you did, und now you havo
the assurance three days later to come
and usk trie to drive. Do you expect
me to stand everything?"
Hilly hung his head.
"1 have no objections whatever,"
continued Miss Scott viciously, "to
your attentions to Miss Parkinson or
any other girl, but 1 do object to your
putting u positive slight upon me. It
was rude enough for you to forget
your engagement, but to take another
girl to ride nnd drive by this bouse
was positively Insulting."
Hilly looked crushed,
"Now. I wput you to understand,"
the girl ran on, "that you are perfect
I ly welcome to devote yourself to May
Parkinson nil you please. 1 don't care
that!" She snapped her lingers angrily.
"Only so long as you continue your at?
tentions to that kind of a girl I don't
want you to come to see me."
Hilly bowed himself out with such
manifest contrition, pain, disappoint?
ment, that the girl was half templed
to call him buck: but, since he bud
made no promise to discontinue his at?
tentions to Miss Parkinson, she Buffer?
ed bim to depart without a reconcilia?
tion. He got Into bis buggy and drove
away with such a sorrowful air that
the lady who was watching him from
behind the window curtains half re?
pented her severity. Still, till wily
Willy promised to "shake" her rival
she would have no moro of bim.
Unfortunately for Mr. Williams, the
next time he met his liest girl?It was
at a Chrysanthemum exhibit- he was
i dawdling nloilg in the companionship
of Miss Parkinson. Miss Scott gave
him n formal bow. and Hilly look off
his hat with ii melancholy expression
which might menu almost anything. If
might Indicate that some dreadful mis?
fortune connected Itilit with bis second
best girl or that he was too gallant to
turn nway from her. At any rate, It
did not mollify Miss Scott.
From time to time Miss Scott con?
tinued to meet Mr. Williams, and he
wns usually attending Miss Parkinson,
lie always greeted Miss Scott with n
melancholy smile, if he luul been so
ungallant ns to Indicate plainly that ho
was bored. Miss Scott would have de?
spised bim, He dhl no such thing. He
One morning the postman brought
Miss Scott a letter on which'she rec?
ognized the well known hand of Mr.
Williams. Tearing it open, she rend:
My Pear Miss I'urklnson?You must par?
don mo for the plainness of what I havo
lo nay to you. Your attentions to mo are,
not only Irksome, t>vit they arc keoppiK
mo front the society of another Whose
}:???? 1 opinion I prize. I trust this frank
statement will not render you my enemy.
Yours, WILLIAM WILLIAMS.
It didn't take Miss Scott long to see
that William Williams had addressed
his note to her by mistake. She wtis
pleased, to think that bis mind was pre?
occupied with her own sweet self. She
waited for moro definite information.
The next mull brought a note from
Hilly begging her lo return n letter
that he bad wrongly addressed to her
In a fit of abstraction. Miss Scott was
delighted. All was explained. Billy's
seeming attentions to Miss Parkinson
were simply Miss Parkinson's atten?
tions to Billy. He had finally been
driven by bis love for her (Miss Scott)
to unburden tils mind to the girl who
had appropriated him, in which he
was perfectly excusable. It novcr oc?
curred to her that Billy bad made tho,
mistaken address on purpose.
That evening there was an affection?
ate meeting between Billy and his best
girl, und the next afternoon they went
ro| a drive together. After that Billy
divided his nttentions between Ihn two
girls till another explosion necessitated
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AT THE STUPENDOUS REDUCTION OF
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$2.50 Separate Trousers... . SI.70
$5 00 Separate Trousers. 2.00
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