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THE -UXRCTS. TECTJIiSjOAY;, DECEMBER 31 lt3
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Thursday, December 31, 1903.
Tlie At " us extends its best wishe
fur a liappv ami prosperous New Yea
The people want the news wliiU
is news, that is the reason they hav
learned to rely upon The Ar-jus all
the ne all the time.
Cen. M we Arthur refuses tu' tell
whether there will be war between
Japan and Kussia. (iennanv am
America. r Anieiica an! Colombia.
Ilettv IJreen navs $1'. a nmnth for
a flat, a dispatch savs. The dispatch
is incomplete, in that it does not tell
how manv roomers she take, to keep
lier rent down to a reasonable stun.
I'errv Heath .-ays he is beinjj perse
euted on account of his friendship for
Senator llaiiua. It would be equally
interesting if he would tell whose
friendship aes him from being1 pros
The closing year has marked .-steady
progress in Hock Island. May the
couiinjr year ,-how a still further de
velopment in all that contributes to
the advancement and upbuilding of
It was a Kentucky justice of the
peace who threw out all the "technul-
ities" and decided a case on its mer
its. It would be well, as the Spriujr
liekl Uegister remarks, if less atten
tion were given "teehnulities" in
The last iluvs of the year were dark
ened by one of the saddest and most
shockinir disasters in the hitorv of
the country in the tire in the new Iro
quois theatre in Chicago. In the ut
palling calamity that has overtaken
her and her people Chicago will have
the deep sympathy of all throughout
What moral right has any Ameri
can to condemn Iliissia for slowly ab
sorbing Manchuria and reaching out
for Korea, in view of what lias been
done by the Itoosevelt administration
in seizing Panama by one swoop.
When a "world-power" wants terri
tory it simply goes after that slice of
earth in its own way. "Might makes
right" is the motto of the strenuous
Mayor Pat Collins, of l'.oston. is a
man of sentiment. He has just pro
hibited the holding of a prize poultry
exhibit in i-'anenil hall. "I regard such
use of Kaneuil hall as illegitimate and
.substantially a profanation. writes
the max or. "The hall is a resort of
all patriotic visitors who come to I!os-
tou. and its use for a poultry exhibit
or any kindred show ridicules and con
temns its sacred memories." Had it
been an exhibition of eagles instead
of Hrahmas. no doubt the mayor
would have thought differently.
Xew York Sun: Dissent from any
course of public policy which Mr. Hoar
follows conscientiously and splendidly
tlefeats can take nothing away from
that general and sincere respect his
countrymen have for his unsullied
uprightness, his strong, subtle anil
brilliant intellect, his various learning,
his command unequaled among
statesmen of the Knglish language
and its literature, his far darting wit.
His mind is saturated with the best
traditions of the common law, of con
stitutional and parlimentary prece
dent, of history and humane letters.
No other senator has a more astute
ideal of public service. No other
senator has a highereonception of the
dignity and responsibility of his of
fice. An imperceptible authority, a cer
tain majesty of age and experience
ami tine talent, cling to such a man.
He is a noble figure, right worthy to
sit in that chamber of illustrious
Bryan as a Succensfal Traveler.
William .?. Uryan sailed for home this
Aveek. It is only ai few weeks since he
left this shore, but in this time he lias
seen most of the civilized world and
talked to its rulers.
The remarkable feature of Mr. lry
an's trip has been overlooked by those
vvh comment on it. There is an
agency called Cook's that for more
than a 'feneration has had expert men
at work io discover a way to show a
traveler most of the world in a few
weeks. That agency had developed
its itineraries until it thought them a
liear approach to perfection.
Now along comes William J. Bryan,
and, without' any serious preparation
or study of the matter in advance,
discounts the best that Cook's has
done. Dryan saw more in a week than
Cook's gives its patrons in a month.
This indicates what a man -f genius
and invention can do; it was not for
nothing that he covered this country
in two presidential campaigns.
Rubbing in Prosperity.
The Associated Press announces un
der 'Pittsburg date that "the cut in
wages for more than 50,000 employes
of the subsidiary companies of the
I'nited .States Steel corporation in this
district, announced for .lan. 1. will, it
is believed, be followed by a general
reduction at all non-union steel mills
in the country. The new cut will av
erage 10 per cent, but it will not be
officially announced until after Christ
mas. The following table conveys an
idea of the number of men affected
by the cut:
Carnegie Steel company 17, .100
Crucible Steel company 3.000
American Steel & Wire company .'5.000
American Sheet Steel company.. 0.000
American Steel Hoop company.. 4.000
National Tube company ."i.000
American I'.ridge company :.200
II. C. Krick Coke company 10.000
The union men haing contracts,
the companies can not well cut their
In the light of this fresh evidence
of piping prosperity, let us all rejoice
that the republican party still rules
the land and let us all fervently echo
Senator Hanna's cry to let well enough
alone. This conditioned, of course, on
our desire to take what is left out of
the full dinner pail.
The first number of The Forum for
the new ear opens with an estimate
by Henry Litchfield West of the pres
ent situation in "American Politics."
the principal lopic considered being
the candidates and issues at the presi
dential election. A. Maurice Low fol
lows with a similar review of "Foreign
Affairs," including Russia's action in
the far east, the Panama revolution,
and Mr. Chamberlain's propaganda.
"Finance" is dealt with by Alexander
I). Xovcs, who discusses the conflict
ing trade opinions of the east and
west, and draws the lessons of the re
cent startling events of the stock
markets Sever.; I notable advances
of the past quarter in "Applied Sci
ence" are described and explained by
Henry Harrison Snplee. The greater
part of Herbert W. Horw ill's "Litera
ture" article is a criticism of Morley's
"Life of Cladstone." but the most im
portant recent fiction is also noted.
Henry Tyrrel! writes on the present
condition of "The Drama" in the
I'nited Slates, and Prof. A. D. F. Ham
lin on "Architecture." There are two
editorial papers, one by Ossian II.
Lang on "The Fdticational Outlook"
and the other by Dr. .1. M. Uice on the
results of his recent inquiries into the
methods and results of the teaching
of language. The magazine is com
pleted by special articles on "The
Husso-.lapanese Imbroglio." by Muh
ammad Darakatullah. and on "Inter
national Chess Tournaments," by F.mil
Generous I tan Woatan.
A wouiau doctor went to Utah to
practice. She was a pleasant lady as
well as skillful, and her patients were
very fond of her. "How I wish," said
one of them, "that I could convert you
to our religion! If you would only
marry my husband and come and live
The doctor tied in horror to another
friend to whom she told the story. Her
self respect began to revive and she
felt comforted, seeing how the eyes of
her listener blazed.
"I don't wonder you feel as you do,"
replied the friend indignantly. "The
idea! Why. that Mr. is perfectly
horrid! What you want to do is to
marry my husband and come and live
with us." riattsburg (X. Y.) Tribune.
The Flrnt Ice Cream.
A French chef, who prepared the dish
for the Due de Chartres in 1774. is said
to have made the first ice cream. Lord
Bacon was aware of the process of
congelation by means of snow and salt,
but to him it was a scientific fact o?
greater or less interest, and he bad no
idea of the delightful possibilities of
this process on various eatables.
Iced drinks and water ices were
known to the Parisian epicures a cen
tury and a half earlier, the dainties
having probably come from the far
east by the hand of some traveler who
bad tested sherbet. The English knew
or cared nothing for such artificial re
freshment till the present century.
Even now they do not regard the "iced
pudding" with especial favor.
A Costly Mistake.
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All the news all the time The
"Tb Hcb rryao ri?s io bis autofioe,
You bobble oo sbarjk's njare;
He tastes bis banquet and sips his win?,
Oo liverVaod tea,you fare;
Ani be is be real foigb ace of trurpps,
Wbile you're but a lowly deuce
Wbo sits and orjopes in tbe doleful durpps
And pondersoo'Wbat's tb use?'
The carrier beard what the breakers said,
And be wept by tbe 'lonely shore.
On a burorrjock cf'sand be laid bs bead
And whistled a wcary snore;
lod the Fates that rule o'er the lives of rnen
Looked down frorn their heights suprerpe,
nd, pitying spoke to bis fancy then.
And the carrier drearped a drearn.
He drearped tbtat a rnigbty financier
Canje close to b'S seaweed bed
k And, stooping, spoke in bis drowsy ear,
And these were the words he said:
4Ob I can manage a syndicate
nd pilot a merger through,
But who would know of my talent great
If 'twasn't for men like you?
"For when I travel the foaming brine
Or toy with a Wall street deal,
The papers give me the crimson line
And the lambkins read and squeal;
But if these papers were never read
Or never were carried out,
Ay plans would fall in a moment dead
And I should go up the spout."
"For I might speak to the public dear,
Wilh glittering phrase galore,
And wave the banner and drop the tear
Por patriots gone before,
And whoop her up till I split my throat
Expounding the people's views;
But where would I be on the final vole
If you didn't spread the news?"
I shout def is to the human race,
And the small boy loves my name,
And the papers bustle to print my face
And to boost me up to fame.
But say, old boss," and be made a bow,
"I'm givin' it straight and true,
I'd have to be swingin' the pick right now
If 'twasn't for men like you."
The carrier woke from his gorgeous dream,
And the sky was clear and bright,
And breaker's bellow and sea gull's scream
Were chorusing "You're all right!"
And he said: "Ob never a deuce am II
By George I I'm game and Jack,
And low besides, and likewise high
And every trump in the pack I"
sat y tb souo4ii?s sea.
By tbe sad 5W. waves be sat,
Aod b watcbed tbe skip of tbe frisky flea
And tb swoop of tb rjinjble goat,
i?d tb breakers , cbaoted io cborus tbcre,
' Witb never a pause or truce,
rf A sorrowful soi2 tbat seeroed to bear
A burderj of 44Wbat's tbe use?
"Wbat is tbe use of toiiins bard.
Of trarrjping a daily beat,
Afround tbat ods in tbe sarrje front yard
In tbe sarne old dusty street?
Of r carrying papers day by day,
Witb nevr a cbanc? ahead?
Oh, tbe world would surely be Just as ay
W SI WWl Jlfc d VI i
And next there stood by the carrier's sidei
A man with a leader's cbarm
A statesman great who could "p'nt with pride"
And "view with a keen alarm;"
And be whispered Softly behind bis band,
And b3 words were terse and few.
"Did boy," be said, "I may rule the land
But I owe it all to you.
Then up there sauntered a pugilist,
A kni"bt of be "punch" and "Jab,"
With a giant frame and a nimble fist
And a wondrous "gift of gab."
"Ob, I can settle the hash' said be,
"Of anything drawin' breath I
The blokes what bunts for a scrap witb m?
fAust fight or be talked to death
And then there followed a lengthy line
Of persons of every trade
An actress pretty, a great divine,
And a general, gay with braid;
Authors and merchants and engineers,
Coming to there confess
Tbe debt they owed through tb changing years
To the carriers and the press.
Oh It doesn't pay to have doleful dumpsr
And ponder on "What's the use?" .
Perhaps you rrjay be the ace of trumps "
Anl think you're a simple deuce. ,
Don't sit . and grurpble by Life's sad seas
But cheerily plod your way, .
And think of the carrier's dreajD and, please
Just think of HIcAt too, today.
DAILY SftoKf 510K
A Case of Identity.
I was silting down to breakfast when
there was a ring at the door bell, and
the maid handed me a note:
Dear Charlie Come round to the
police court and bail me out. I'm in trou
ble. Nothing serious, but don't want to
stay htre any longer than necessary.
Yours. HENRY FARXHAM.
I swallowed a cup of coffee and hur
ried oIT to the police court. What in
the world could the steady, matter of
fact Henry l'arnham have been doiug
to get himself jugged? When I arrived
I learned at the desk that Henry Farn
ham, a notorious swindler, had been ar
rested late the night before at a hotel.
He was marched out for my inspection.
"I know nothiug about the mau," I
said and turned on my heel.
"Charlie, for heaven's sake don't de
sert me!" cried the prisoner.
The voice was surely my friend Hen
ry Farnham's. I turned for another
look. A gleam of recognition struggled
through my brain. Was he or was he
not my I'arnham? It - astonishing
what a difference clothes will make in
a man. It was the same face I hail
been used to. but that suit of dingy
cheekerlioard, that tlaniing- red neck
lie! Surely something must be the mat
ter with my eyes.
"He's trying to fool you." said the in
spector, who stood looking on.' "We've
a requisition for him from St. Haul.
The reports from there are that he is
capable of fooling Heclzeluili himself.
He's probably found that he has some
chance in personating a friend of yours,
and he's trying it on."
"He certainly looks like my friend." 1
said. "Do you mind permitting me to
talk with him alone V"
".None at all."
During this colloquy the prisoner's
face was gradually being overcome by
a territie dread. He looked like a man
who had been caught in a trap and was
just beginning to realize that he might
never get out of it. We were shown
inta private room, where by a knowl
edge of tuy affairs he soon convinced
me that he was what he pretended to
be. Then he went on to tell nie that
he had beeu on a trip and had returned
at midnight. lie lived in a suit of
rooms in a private house a long dis
tance from the depot and was sure he
would lind the door of his lodging
house locked, so he went to the
hotel, a rather inferior house, but the
best near the depot. About o o'clock
in the morning he was awakened by
the poike and told to put on his clothes.
His own clothes had disappeared, and
the clothes he now had on were in
their place. Despite his protests he
was obliged to put them on and go
with his captors. He had been locked
in a cell, but as soon as it was morn
ing the note 1 had received had been
sent at his request.
I was puzzled to know how to con
vince those who had arrested him of
his identity. As soon as his bail was
fixed I became his bondsman and took
him home with me for consultation.
Thus far there was no publicity. True,
a newspaper report of the capture of
Henry I'arnham at the hotel was
published, but none of his friends would
suspect that he was the man arrested.
It was advisable, if possible, to avoid
having the matter come out. Z the
angel tiabriel were to come down from
heaven and get into trouble, there
would be some who would say, "Where
there's so much smoke there must bo
some fire." Hesides, was Farnham
sure that he could establish his iden
tity? In the famous Tichborne case
it was never proved conclusively wheth
er the claimant was Roger Tichborne
or not: at least opinion was divided at
the end of the trial. My own belief is
that when a case is ready for trial in
court the last chance for establishing
the truth concerning it is gone.
Farnham and I talked the matter
over, and I thought it over. I consult
ed a lawyer about it. The result was
that both the lawyer and I advised the
suspected man to go to Europe, forfeit
ing his bail. This he could do, as he
was possessed of some means. Hav
ing given me a check for the amount
of the bond, he got aboard a steamer
and sailed for Havre.
I received letters from him from
time to time asking whether it would
be safe for him to return, but I inva
riably replied that it would Ik? risky.
Finally I took up a paper one morning
and read of the arrest of Henry Farn
ham. I greatly feared that my friend
had returned in spite of my advice,
and I lost no time in going to the po
lice station to find out. The Henry
Farnham I found there was a flashy
looking man wearing clothes as shabby
as those left for my friend at the
hotel. lie gave me an explanation of
the puzzling affair in which my friend
had been involved. He (the real cul
prit! had come into town expecting to
be arrested. He knew that a requisi
tion for him had been made and that
the police were watching for him. He
had strolled into the hotel and no
ticed his name on the register. The
clerk was in led and the office in
charge of a negro porter. Farnham
yawned and remarked that he would
go to bed. The porter, thinking him a
guest, permitted him to go upstairs.
Keing expert at picking locks, he had
no difficulty In inserting tweezers into
the keyhole and turning the key.
Changing clothes with the other Farn
ham. lie had gone down and out with
out being seen. He had been shad
owed to the hotel, and, his name ap
pearing on the register, my friend had
I cabled the respectable Henry Farn
ham that the coast was clear. He came
home and felt once more at his ease,
lie put in a claim for the forfeited bail,
bnt I believe he never secured it.
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