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Tllfc AKGrtTS, SiTTJRDAY, NOVEMBER 28. ih3.
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Saturday, November 28. 1903.
(J rover Cleveland is out of the run
ning" for the presidency in the ap
proaching campaign hut how about
In declining positively to he con
sidered 4i s a candidate for the demo
cratic presidential nomination. former
president Cleveland has acted both
timely and wisely.
Emperor William has taken to
smoking a most elaborate pipe, which
was especially prepared in Havana
He inherits the smoking- habit from
his father, who was a great smoker
of the well-known student pipe, such
as IJismarck substituted- for cigars
toward the end of his life. The old
emperor neither smoked nor snuffed.
although the latter habit was adopted
bv Frederick the (ireat.
In a novel just issued by a London
publisher, Frank Richardson, the au
thor, makes his characters utter these
more or less philosophical observa
tions: "Most men are honest; three
things make them otherwise women,
poverty and ambition." "A handsome
old man looks as if he had a past and
behaves as though he were sure, of a
future." "A mistress secrets are the
most valuable of a maid's perqui
sites." "Xo man worth the buying
can be bought."
An Iowa mother who knows the
value of education sent this letter to
the teacher in whose school her boy
was being instructed: "Deer Teecher:
You rite ta ma an sa ef ah shued ska re
ef yu vip Olaf. Ah hereby giv yu eh
legal reit ta lik hem eny teem ets all
rite. Ha ba yust lake has fadder on eh
haf to larn ba a cloob. Pond noiege
in hem. Ah wante ta gat her an
don't pa ana tenshun ta what heem
fader sa. El take kar heem al reit all
reit. I'r-, trulv."
.lames J. Hill has introduced a new
economy on the railroads which he
controls. Each engine has a tab kept
on its daily employment and against
it is charged every cent used for oil,
fuel, repairs and operation. Thus if
engine 200 is found to be costing more
than 2.0 the engineer of the former
i&oskrj to explain. The same plan
'is to be extended to every car on the
system. Then the conductors and en-
ginemen who make the best showing
are to have bonuses.
Savannah (la.) News: President
.lames Monroe, who gave to the Unit
ed States the famous doctrine to
which President Roosevelt is devoted,
waited from six to 10 year before
recognizing the independence of the
Spanish colonies in South America
after they had. declared themselves
free.. He. wanted to be sure that their
governments were stable ami able to
maintain themselves. P.ut President
Monroe was an old-fashioned fellow
with conservative ideas. The present
day diplomacy recognizes a new gov
ernment before it has even formed a
In mentioning the names of living
exspeakers of the United States
house of representatives one is in
variably overlooked. There lives to
day in:Auburn, X. V., at the ripe age
of 79. a rich banker named Theodore
Medad Pomeroy. On the 3rd of March,
1869, Mr. Pomeroy was elected speak
er of the house to succeed Schuyler
Colfax, who had been elected vice
president and resigned the speaker
ship to be inducted into the higher of
fice. It is said that Speaker Pomeroy
served only five minutes, but the en
cyclopedias and biographical diction
aries fail to tell why he was elected
for so short a period, why he left
congress so suddenly, why Colfax re
signed to get out of his way and what
Pomeroy did while speaker for five
Hsnns to the Itescue.
The egotistical announcement of
Senator Hanna during the Ohio cam
paign that a continuance of undis
turbed business conditions demanded
his return to the senate will soon be
put to the test. It is to be hoped that
Senator Hanna's statement, that his
reelection will preserve the industrial
and business situation from .disturb
ance, will be verified and that confi
dence, which he believes to be the
basis f rrosperity, will be preserved.
The signs of the times, however, do
not bear out his prognostications, as
since his election was assured the
stock markets have again largely de
clined and three banks failed, two in
Colorado and one in Iowa, the day
after election. That sure barometer
of business, the iron and steel mar
ket, is. becoming more and more de
moralized, and Nov. 5, the steel billet
pool reduced its prices from $27 to
$23 per ton. The steel trust being the
dominating power in the pool would
not have agreed to this cut unless the
conditions required it. Cut nails
have also been reduced 23 cents a keg
and other products of the steel trust
have also been reduced in price in
like proportion. While these cuts in
prices are taking place in the whole
sale market, the reduced- price to the
consumer has, so far, not materialized
and probably will not for some time
The reduction foreshadows the much
more serious problem of reduction in
wages that must certainly follow in
the spring of 1904. Then will come
the crucial test of Senator Hanna's
statement that "his reelection was
necessary to preserve the industrial
and business situation from disturb
There may be no panic such as oc
curred in 1K92 and 93, but a readjust
nient of prices and wages is under
way and ibe result may be as clisas
trous to business and labor as in the
former trying times. That the pro
cess has already commenced is cer
tain. The Xew York Journal of Com
merce. Nov. f. reports that a new-
scale of wages has been signed by
the employes of the American Sheet
Steel company at Scottdale, Pa. It
goes into effect the first of the vear
and carries a reduction of 20 per cent
in the wages of the skilled workmen
The same newspaper reports on the
same day that 8,000 coke ovens are
idle in the Connellsville region and
the remaining 14.000 ovens are only
running about half time. With an in
dustry in such shape a reduction of
wages is sure to follow.
The Innocent Filipinos.
Our unsophisticated" subject's in the
Philippines are again offering prayers
to the administration and congress for
relief from the Dinglcy protective
tariff. These innocent natives, though
they reside in Manila and Panay.
where numerous newspapers inspired.
if not edited, by the Philippine com
mission daily deal out wisdom, seem to
learn nothing. The cable, if the censor
allows it. keeps thorn in touch with the
main political movements here, and yet
they imagine that a Republican con
gress or a Republican president would
think of amending the sacred tariff on
tobaceo and sugar in their interest.
Roosevelt's III Timed Sermon.
With cloud after cioud" uivon his ad
ministration, with suspicion falling up
on one department after another, with
indictments and dismissals of corrupt
officials taking up the time of the cab
inet meetings and with senators veto
lug the punishment of their proteges,
he yet finds time to go and sing before
the assembled bishops the praises, of
"militant honesty." Well, it is one of
bis little ways, and we presume the
preacher in him will always be too
strong for the mere doer of the work:
but really on this occasion he seemed
to have chosen his time singularly ill.
Acts, not words, are now wanted.
New York Evening Post.
Republicans Must Explain.
The disturbed condition of business
outside of Wall street must be faced
by the Republicans in the coming pres
idential campaign. With complete con
trol of all the forces of government,
with high tariff protection that they
always claim is a guarantee of pros
perity, yet banks are bursting, the mills
are closing or shortening their running
time and notices are given of reduction
of wages. When a like disturbance of
business existed in 1893 they placed
the blame on the Democrats and the
passage of a tariff bill that reduced
the tariff. Now there is no fear of tar
iff reduction for at least two years, and
they assure us that President Roose
velt and a Republican congress will be
elected in 1904, and yet the business
depression has commenced under their
auspices. There is something rotten
in the state of Denmark, but the Re
publicans do not explain or cannot see
the reason, as they could in 1893.
A National Freebooter.
If we are to -throw over tne len
Commandments and enroll ourselves
among the national freebooters we may
as well do it frankly. Apologies are
fruitless wben inconsistent with our
Mr. Hay's plausible apology for the
Panama aggression, as a piece of spe
cial pleading, will unpleasantly " sug
gest the arguments put forth at rt.
Petersburg to justify some fresh ex
tension of Russian influence, which Is
always in "the interests of civiliza
tion." This has been the universal
plea of the land 'grabbing "world pow
ers." The government of the United
States, since joining them, has abdi
cated its old position in defense of
righteousness and fair dealing among
nations, of insistence on , the obliga
tion of the strong to respect the pos
sessions of the weak. If what we may
consider "the interests of civilization"
that is, our own are In conflict with
the moral law, the moral law is not
La force. Philadelphia Ledger.
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Those interested in American "so
ciety" often express an opinion that
the so-called "smart set" is a newspaper-made
plutocracy and that
America is unique in this rei-pect. To
read Lady Henry Somerset's article
"Hriti.sh Social Life." in the December
Cosmopolitan, corrects this view. Lady
Somerset is an important member
of the old aristocracy, and her article
on the new fashionable London of to
day is at once an interesting commen
tary on the tendency of the times and
a protest against some of its more
The Criterion for December is
among the handsomest holiday issues.
The cover design drawn by .lohn Ce
cil Clay, is in three colors and there
are many charming illustrations by
well known artists. The magazine
contains an unusual number of clever,
entertaining short stories covering a
wide field of human interest, including
"The Land Where the Fairies Linger,"
by Xigal Tourneur; "Miss I.urella's
Plum Pudding." by Harriet Preseott
Spotford; "While 'the Kettle lioils,"
by Charles 15. doing; "Confessions of
a Hen," by Ellen P. Sherman: and "A
Rebellious Christinas Hell.' by Eliza
beth A. Moore, etc. There are special
articles of an authorat ive, indepen
dent, original nature calculated to
win and hold the attention of every
reader. Of special note are "The Fu
ture of the Isthmus." by Edward Em
erson. Jr.. a paper of special value on
the present Panama crisis: "Count
von Moltke," by (ien. .James ('rant
Wilson; and "The Opera Season at the
Metropolitan," by A. E. Lancaster.
With seasonable poems, amusing
sketches, critical comments on mod
ern publications, the Criterion offers
an exceptionally line opportunity to
Wayside Tales for December con
tains stories by Robert Parr, (leorge
Ebers, Frank H. Spearman. George
Horton and other famous writers.
United States Senator Hoar, of Massa
chusetts, has also contributed a chap
ter from his "Autobiography of Sev
enty Years." "How to Talk." is a
striking department by Mary Rich
ards Cray which is calculated to at
tract unusual interest. The Christmas
story is "The Touchstone," by George
Ebers, the famous German author of
"The Egyptian Princess." 'Tarda."
etc. The new- publishers, the Sampson-Hodges
company. Chicago, have
made many marked improvements.
The new publishers of Everybody's
Magazine declare the holiday issue of
the publication to be much the best
they have yet produced. It is not the
typical Christmas number made up of
stilted fiction and pictures of the fes
tival in many lands. It is just an
especially lively and entertaining
magazine, full of really good stories.
clever pictures, and well written and
timely articles. In Everybody's one
never finds a distinguished name tack
ed to a dull tale. Among its contribu
tors are the ablest writers of the day.
but it is in connection with their best
work, not their pot-boilers.
The lively pen that created "A De
tached Pirate" has lost no vivacity in
its latest tale. "The Fascinating of
Mr. Savage." Hie wielder of the pen
is Helen Milecete, who tells a story of
intrigue, love, and final joy that
ought 'o eliminate sobriety from the
dullest existence. The novel appears
complete in Lippincott's Christmas
There are twenty-two items in the
contents page of the December Les
lie's, including ten stories, eight pages
of most attractive color work and a
number of excellent articles, among
which "the Degradation of Wall
Street" stands preeminent. The
Christmas flavor is delightfully sup
plied by a little story called "Christ
mas Memories," with illustrations in
color by E. Benson Knipe; by a strik
ing series of animal drawings, also in
color, by Charles Livingston Hull,
called "The Wild Uensts' Christmas
Dinner," and by the Christmas festiv
ities of "A Few. Real Roys."
"The Story of Rose Fortune," which
begins in this number, is a remark
able account of the struggles and
achievements of a country girl who
came to New York to earn her living.
A sketch of Charles J. Bonaparte
gives a vivid picture of one of the
most useful citizens and the article
on Wall street explains clearly and
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strikingly the wretched causes of our
present, financial ilitticulties.
There are stories by Eden Philpotts,
Harrison Rhodes, .1. .1. Hell. Yone Xo
guchi and many others, and the illus
trations for them are by Ha yard
.lones, I-'. Gruger. Harrison Fisher. (.
Toaspern and Mary Wilson Wat kins.
When Caspar Whitney became edi
tor of Outing, he promised a maga
zine which should reflect in text and
pictures, the human side of the out
door life in addition to being meliora
tive. In the December number he
seems to have made good his promise,
for, from coer to cover, the maga
zine teems with human interest and
Jiving photographs. There are the
usual helpful departments for sports
men, touching shooting, fishing, etc.,
and Mr. Whitney's comment on cur
rent maters of the outcoor world. Al
together, with its frontispiece in od
or, its profuse illustrations, and its
entertaining text, it is one of the most
inviting of the month's magazines.
Outing, in a word, is a living maga
zine. Interesting details of Tolstoy's lif"
in Moscow are told by Professor Ed
ward A. Steiner in his work. "Tolstoy
the Man." which is to be issued by the
Outlook company. "Tolstoy's favor
ite walk in Moscow." says tin? writer,
"was down the river bank to the
Krelm. that mixture of church anil
state, of barbarism and civilization,
that last citadel of an absolute mon
archy among civilized people. Rug
ged, (plaint, and qieer as is the Krelm
was this frequent visitor on' whose
footsteps fastened numbers of beg
gars from whom he never turned
away. One day. he says, he was going
to gie some money to a beggar when
the watch came and with the butt of
his gun began to drie away the im
portunate fellow. Tolstoy remon
strated., and a.'ke.l him whether he
did not know the gospel, in which
Christ commanded us to love our
neighbor and do good even to those
who hate us. and the puzzled gend
arme replied shrewdly, 'You may
know the gospel, but you don't know
the military regulations.""
The contents of the December Suc
cess (Christmas issue), show the re
markable manner in which this maga
zine has taken a leading place among
the popular publications of the world.
It contains the latest poem by James
Whitcomb Riley, "It's 'Got' to P.e," a
fascinating piece of work done in the
hoosier master's best vein. Mr. Riley
also contributes an interesting inter
view on children, evolving the ideas of
a bachelor who has a large family of
children and is overfond of them,
Mr. Riley being the bachelor and the
children of his poems his family.
Yance Thompson contributes a some
what startling article entitled. "No
table People I Have Interviewed," in
which he tells of his experience as a
journalist while trying to secure in
formation from such great men as
Zola. Dreyfus, and P.ismarck. and inci
dentally discloses hitherto unknown
diplomatic secrets. "The Peasant
Days of Pope Pius X.," by Salvatore
Cortesi contains some remarkable
stories of the pontiff's boyhood days.
In "How to Decorate Your Own
Home." Josephine Wright Chapman,
gives timely hints to those who cannot
afford costly-' adornments. "Does the
Higher Education of Women Tend to
Happiness in Marriage," by Charlotte
Perkins Oilman, explains itself. "The
Freedom of the Rlack-Faced Ram." by
Charles G. 1). Roberts, is oner of the
most, human of his uaturej'studies.
Every lawyer in America will read
with interest the witty sayings of
Judge Logan E. I'uekley, of Georgia,
who forms the subject of a character,
sketch by II. Gerald Chapiu. Good
fiction is suplied by Henry Kitchell
Webster, Samuel Mervvin. John Oxen
ham, and Miss Zona. Gale, and there
are new poems by Mr. Riley. Holman
F. Day, Alfred J. Waterhouse, Robert
Gray, and Mary age Heyer. "The
'Success Portfolio," on heavy proof
paper, contains a reproduction of a
painting by Robert H. Roth and por
traits of Miss Alice Roosevelt and
Pope Pius X.
Rock Island, 111., Oct. 27, 1903.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the People's Power com
pany w ill be held at the Rock Island
office of the company, corner Seven
teenth street and First avenue, Fri
day, Nov. 27, 1903, at 3:30 p. m., for
the election of directors, and any oth
er business that may come before the
PEOPLE'S POWER COMPANY.
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
OAILV SHORT SIOKY
People wonder when they hoar of the
blundering methods thieves take to re
alize on their plunder that they act so
stupidlj. Is it stupidity or have they a
difficult problem to solve? I've "been
there" myself and know something
One day I saw a bundle lying on the
sidewalk in front of my house. I picked
it up and was fingering it to discover
what was Inside when I saw a police-,
man looking at me. I didn't wish to
turn over my find to him, and even if I
did so he might accuse me of stealing
it. Assuming a careless air, I walked
on past my house and aronnd the block.
When I reached my door as I took out
my key I glanced down the street.
There was the policeman eying me
with a very suspicious look on his face.
Once insid'3 I opened the package. It
coutained a piece of silk, some hand
kerchiefs and stockings. At first I sup
posed some one had bought the arti
cles, but on second thought concluded
that a "shoplifter'' had stolen them
and, finding it dangerous to have them
in his or her keeping, had dropped
I felt very uncomfortable at my posi
tion. Indeed I became much alarmed.
I must get rid of the parcel as soon as
Mind you, I was not facing a prob
lem of securing their value. All 1
cared to do was to get them out of my
Iossession. My first thought was to
burn them. Unfortunately it is very
difficult to burn such fabrics without
creating an unpleasant odor, and I
could not tell when the policeman who
had followed me might enter the house.
The next expedient I conceived was to
hide them. That would never do. If
the house were searched it would be
searched thoroughly. These plans were
abandoned as soon as conceived.
I tied up the bundle and. going up
stairs to my wife, was about to tell
her what had happened wheu she
showed me that matters were even
worse than I had supposed by exclaim
ing: "Heavens, how white you are! What's
Then I knew that if found with the
goods on my hands my appearance
would be strong proof against me. I
told her the story, and she was at once
thrown Into the same state of anxiety
as I. We hurriedly talked over differ
ent plans of action and finally decided
that I was to make an effort to get the
goods out of the house.
Ours was separate from other houses,
standing in a yard by itself. The four
sides of Its sloping roof culminated in
a platform, from which one could see
in every direction. My wife went up
on to this platform, and when the coast
was clear, so far as uniformed officers
of the law were concerned, she called to
me, and I dashed out with the bundle
through the back door and into an al
ley. Up to the moment of finding myself
free from my own premises without in
terruption I had supposed that the rest
would be very easy. I did not find it
so. To drop the bundle in the alley in
the rear of my own house would be a
bad giveaway. I must reappear with
it on the street. Fortunately I was
able to get on an avenue where I
would not be liable to encounter the
men who had suspect ed me. Summon
ing what coolness there was left in me,
I emerged upon this avenue and en
tered the throng.
I could not have regained much of
my equanimity, for my telltale appear
ance caused people I met to glance at
me. This made matters worse, and the
farther I walked the more I was no
ticed. I turned into a recess between
several buildings and was about to
drop my . bundle when a door opened
and a woman came out. I dashed out
of the place and made no further effort
till I had gained the outskirts of the
city. Coming to a bridge, I tied a stone
to the bundle with a view to dropping
it in the water. Just as I was about to
do. so who should , drive by but my
friend Charley Peeves.
"Hello, Tompkins," he said, reining
up. "What are you doing away out
I stammered out something incoher
ent, and Peeves, looking at me search
ingly, made up his mind that I was ill
and "out of my head." He forced me
into his wagon and drove me home.
Hy this time I had given up in despair
and concluded to go back without re
sistance and submit to arrest. I entered
my house, expecting to find the police
thre waiting for me. I was relieved
that they were not and had not been
there. My wife made me lie down and
bathed my temples with cold water.
The bundle lay on the table, and , I
could not compose myself till she had
put it where I couldn't see it. I was
getting quieted down when there came
a sharp ring at the door bell.
"Now, keep up. dear," said my wife,
"for my sake." Then she went down
stairs and opened the door. I listened
from the landing and heard a boy's
"Will you please sign for the goods
you bought this morning? I didn't get
the receipt when I delivered them."
There was silence for some moments,
then my wife seemed to have recovered
sufficiently to say:
"I have not received them."
An idea shot Into my head. "What
did you buy?" I called.
"Five yards of silk, a dozen handker
chiefs, six pairs of stockings"
"Well. I have made an ass of myself.
The boy must have dropped the things,
and I picked them up."
Then my wife came upstairs and for
the first time examined the bundle.
No; I don't think thieves have an
easy time disposing of their goods. I'd
rather saw wood than be in that busi
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