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THE AEG US, SATURDAY, JXXE 11 1904
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Saturday, June 11, 1904.
Heavy firing1 again has Wen heard
at I'ort Arthur. The eoa-t ought to
John I). Rockefeller lias withdrawn
his support of Baptist churches in the
west. Has the price of oil reached the
Unwell Saire would take a different
view of the vacation problem if he vrai
running a merry-go-round at a sum
Another American girl is tired of
her foreign title or her foreign
husband. She ought to be able to
write an appreciation of the Am. i l
ea n provider.
Deneen has said that be will make
a. vigorous campaign in every county
in the stale of Illinois. Republicans
admit that Illinois Is anxious for
democratic government ami Mr. De
neen realizes that he will have to
make a hard fight against a demo
era tic sentiment that i- growing erery
"Little" Yates, as the governor was
called bjf his enemies during the state
convents n, seems big enough to swing
a very large ax and to wiiuj- a very
large ax with sufficient force to knock
off 86 heads at one "swipe' The Yates
subordinates who did "stick" for
Yates on the floor of the convention
will now congratulate themselves
that when they feel themselves above
the houiders they will find their beads
are st ill on.
Not li nr ago an elder! man ap
proached t'en. Joseph Wheeler in the
lobby of a .New York hotel. "I want
to -hake hands with Jon. general." he
said, putting out the only one he bad.
"Gray r blue?" laughed the general,
who has friends all oer the broad
lam! of fr lorn. "Both, was the re
ply. "I fought with you under the
stars ami bars in the confederacy, and
my two Imvs fouyht with yoo under
the stars anil stripes in Cuba."
Washington Post: With the deter
minate ii on the part of the leaders to
adopt a platform at Chicago that will
contain bo reference to reciprocity,
unless it lie to denounce it as a demo
cratic wedge for free trade, it would
he decidedly awkward to give second
plaee on the tieket to a man who be
lieves in the most liberal commercial
reciprocity between the United States
ami Canada. In the light of Mr. Hltt's
record, his elimination as a vice-presidential
possibility niav be easily ex
plained. The democratic state convention
which assembles next Tuesday prom
ises to be an enthusiastic gathering.
The democrats of Illinois have great
ami good reason to be enthusiastic,
for there is ever.v reason to believe
that the democracy of Illinois is to
day in the ascendency and that Illinois
will Ik' in the democratic column when
the vote- are counted this fall. So
far as sentiment i- concerned and the
attitude f the people is considered,
Illinois i- in the democratic column
today in opposition to "bossism and
in opposition to republican govern
ment of job-, for jobs and by job-.
Senator Stewart, of Nevada, live or
six years ago pureha-ed a farm at
Ashbiirn. Ya. He set about making
an ideal plaee of it. and he succeeded,
but the experiment was an expensive
one. the eost one way and another
having been about $Ho.ioo. I.a-t week
the senator sold hi- farm to Judge
.lame- I). Yeoman-, of the interstate
commerce commission, tor $30,000.
But whatever may have been the re
sult financially, the farm fulfilled the
main purpose for which it was bought.
It pt'OtOSUjed that robust health for
which the senator ha- been known
durinir a long life. He is todaj a
picture of healthful manhood at the
ape of 77.
The Tariff Tax.
Our simple minded forefathers, when
they were framing our tirst tariff act.
were entirely unfamiliar w ith tlu laws
of political economy as laid down by
our modern professional Republican
The old fogies who debated the duties
.. jvosed ait that time foolishly sup
posed that tbe duties levied would have
to ! paid by our own consumers.
TI.i y tl. fore, mmmlmtg revenue very
baldly, put the Battles as Bh us they
Thought the people would staud 1. c.
they levied duties of B u 7' per cent
on most articles, but went a little high
tr on articles of luinry. such as wines
ana" liquors, glassware and carriages.
Their absunl notions on this point
were well voiced by Congressman
Livermore of New York, who said. May
"I)o not we all believe that the con
sumer pays the duty on everything he
consumes? This is a universal maxim,
and, although it may not be strictly
true to the utmost nicety of calculation,
yet it is generally true. Is the tax on
molasses paid by the planter in the
West Indies? By no means. It is a
duty paid by the people who use it
either raw in substance or distilled into
spirit. No person can possibly con
ceive that the duties we pay on
merchandise imported is a duty paid
by the jieoplc of foreign countries from
whence we get them, nor can they say
that they are any more necessaries of
life than the rice, flour, iron and lum
ber we ship to other nations."
Such gross ignorance of sound and
fundamental economic principles on
the part of our forefathers can be over
looked only when we consider their
lack of opportunities for obtaining
knowledge. Hail they been privileged
to sit for a few minutes at the feet of
our modern protectionists they would
have known how easy It is to levy
duties of 100, L'0 or 300 per cent and
collect them from foreigners.
Another delusion of our chump fore
fathers was the belief that our manu
facturers would be the greatest bene
ficiaries of protection and that our
farmers and wage earners would have
to pay. in Increased prices, the tariff
tax which would go to the protected
manufacturers. Apparently It never
occurred to these pioneer statesmen
that they could make everybody rich
and prosperous simply by levying
tariff taxes sutfleieutly high. But we
should not criticise them too severely.
We may have profited by their Ignor
ance and mistakes. Let us be chari
table, even if we tire ashamed of them.
BYltON W. HOLT.
Sent to the Junk Shop.
Mr. John Barrett, I'nite.I States min
ister to the Argentine lb-public, is
anxious for a reciprocity treaty with
that country, but be should know that
reciprocity, except in "noncompetitive
products," Is not looked upon with
favor in high Republican Quarters. Mr.
Barrett Is so far away from the politi
cal complications that beset his party
that he has not kept up with the pro
cession. The reciprocity that Blaine
and McKlnley favored and a vast num
ber of Republicans arc demanding has
been relegated to the political junk
shop, and a bogus reciprocity that doe-;
not reciprocate is to be installed in its
place. The Republican leaders don't
want reciprocity In hides and wool, and
there Is no market for foreign wheat
here, as we have a surplus to sell, so
there are no "noncompetitive products"
from Argentina to make a trade on.
According to the protectionists the
tariff is responsible for prosperity and
must rot be meddled with, though the
business depression now existing dis
proves that theory. Notwithstanding
Xi.OOO business men In Massachusetts
alone are demanding reciprocity with
Canada, the Republican leaders dare
not grant It, except in "noncotnpeti
tire" products, and those are nliout all
on tin free list now.
Reciprocity that would reduce the
tariff of both countries joining in such
a treaty would break down the protec
tion wall, and that would be disastrous
to some of the tariff fostered trusts and
corporations. How can Mr. Barrett
expect the Republican party to do that?
Who would the campaign fund be col
lected from If the tariff beneficiaries
did not respond?
More Railroad Curtailing.
The railroads enterinir in Chicago,
says the New York Journal of Com
merce, are still discharging employees,
cutting down the hours of labor and
curtailing expenses in every way. It hi
estimated that since Jan. 1. 1904, more
than SSjOOO railroad employees have
been discharged in the United Stales,
and the pruning process is still going
on. The result of all this will surely
be a reduction of wages to those who
are able to keep their employment and
conclusively shows that the protective
tariff does not insure prosperity and
high wages as the protectionists claim.
It Is certain that railroads that are cur
tailing expenses will bny nothing they
can get along without, and so other
workmen will suffer by loss of orders
to the steel rail mills and other fac
tories that manufacture railroad equip
ments. Rut the high trust prices stll!
continue under the stimulus of the pro
tective tariff, yet the Republicans say
the tariff makes prosperity. ' The men
out of work, or with reduced wages,
will hardly think so.
Snioot and the Republicans.
Recent press dispatches inform us
tl at Senator Smoot made an appeal to
a Morinoti audience at Salt Lake City
to carry Utah for the Republican tick
et. He declared that President Roose
velt could not carry New York and
would need the electoral vote of T'fah.
This anxiety of Senator Smoot for the
success of the Republicans1 corrobo
rates the charge that he has been prom
ised to retain his seat in the senate if
the Mormon vote is throw n for the Re
publican ticket. As the Republican
majority in the United States senate
postponed action on the Smoot case un
til after election, the Mormon church
will have to produce tbe votes or Apos
tle Smoot will be retired to private life.
sin"" of Prosperity.
The Pennsylvania Republicans can
not be expected to revise their pros
perity platform merely because 11.000
men have lieen discharged by a single
railroad company. New York World.
Chronic bronchial troubles and sum
mer coughs can be quickly relieved
and cured by Foley's Honey and Tar.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Surgical Case.
One morning a man entered the of
fice of a rising young oculist in St.
"Doctor," he said. "I desire you to
operate on one of my eyes. You see
that while my right eye is blffe the
iris of the left is completely covered
by a white streak. This is a blemish
which I would like to have removed."
"That is impossible," said the doc
tor. "Not at all," replied the patient. "1
am a member of the medical profes
sion, and I consider it a practicable op
era t ion."
"Operation? What operation?"
"One that has never been perform
ed and which thus far is simply in
my own brain. Naturally 1 have de
sired to get rid of the blemish, so far
as cosmetics (appearances) are con
cerned, and have laid a plan for a
remedy. I have with me the instru
ments for the purpose."
He produced a little bundle of fine
cambric needles and a vial.
"My Idea is to prick the cornea with
these needles and till the minute cavi
ties with India ink of a color similar
to that of the pupil of my right eye."
"Doctor. I am In a great hurry. Will
you do as I desire or compel me to
operate on myself?"
The patient spoke eagerly, and the
oculist was unable to understand the
cause of his haste; but. being a young
man. he was readily captivated by a
new idea and acquiesced.
"Sit down there," he said, referring
to his operating chair, and, filling a
dropper with a solution of cocaine, he
held up the eyelid and put two drops
on the iris. This was to neutralize
pain and keep the eye steady.
"Make haste, doctor," said the pa
"Make haste- in an operation that
has never been performed before and
In which the slightest overdriving of
the needles may cause the loss of the
"What nse is sight without life?
Hurry, I say:"
The ocnlist was puzzled. Was the
man insane? He was tempted to throw
up the operation, but he had become
intensely interested In trying it and
seeing what the result would be.
With the needles he picked carefully
all over the surface of the e ye affected
and when he had finished took up the
vial the patient had brought.
"Are you sure the color is right?" he
asked. "Remember, the ink cannot be
"Perfectly sure," said the other. "I
have prepared it myself."
The ink was applied, and after a few
moments, during which the operator
critically examined the eye to see that
he had left no part uncovered, he ex
claimed: "Bravo! Your eyes are exactly
"Your fee?" said the patient, jump
ing from the chair.
"Nothing. It would not be profes
sional to charge a brother practitioner.
Besides, your Idea and the experience
I have had will lie worth many fees to
me in other similar cases."
There was a loud ring at tbe office
"Doctor," said the patient, palintr.
"you will not betray a brother phy
sician?" Before the oculist could reply there
were steps on the stairway, and sev
eral police stepped iuto the operating
"A man whom we are looking for has
been traced here," said one of them;
then, turning to the doctor. "You are
"Then this other must be the man we
are after." And. taking a paper from
his pocket, he read, pausing to examine
the man from time to time:
'Konstantin I'roker. 'Dtventy-eight
years old. Five feet ten inches high.
Light yllow hair. Beard a darker
shade of same color. Right eye blue,
left eye white."
Looking at the eyes, he uttered an
exclamation of disappointment. The
patient cast an appealing glauce at the
'Well." said the latter, "what does
"This man corresponds to the de
scription, the eyes excepted, of a des
perate nihilist whose complicity with a
diabolical plot has Just been discov
ered. One eye should be white."
"But they are both blue."
"So I see."
"Those who directed you here doubt
less s.!v the similarity of personal ap
pearance, but did not notice tbe eyes.
There are plenty of men five feet ten
with yellow beards, but not one in
thousands of different colored eyes."
"But," stammered the policeman, "he
might have come here to to get his
eyes made the same color."
His statement was rcelved with a
smile by the doctor and laughter by
the other policemen.
"Come, come, my friend." said tbe
oculist, "your zeal is getting the liettcr
of your common sense. Please don't in
teirupt my consultations."
The police withdrew, their loader
casting doubtful glances at the sus
pected man. As soon as they were
gone the patient grasped the oculist's
"You have saved me," he said. "Tc
night I shall slip across the border and
tomorrow will be out of harm's way."
"I don't sympathize with nihilism,"
replied the oculist, "but my conscience
is clear in your case on account of
pew valuable contribution to science."
The fugitive was stopped several
times on his Journey, but every time
upon an examination of his eyes he
was permitted to proceed. He finally
reached the border and a few days
later sailed for the United States.
ROSALIE V. BERKELEY.
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to bathe in. Bring some cold water.
New York Evening Journal.
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Mr. Moneybags - It's been suggested
that I give a chair to one of the uni
versities. Mrs. Moneybags May I select it
whes you're ready?
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going to aiisHjit yourself from your
scholastic duties this morning-Willie-1
;-.' You're a regular Shy
lock Holmes! How'd you eve r guess
ft? Chicago American.
So It Warn.
Wooden Man- What an anwf ill rain
storm: I declare, it's a regular waterspout.-
New York News.
Cashier I am very sorry, madam,
but I cannot cash this check unless you
Mrs. Youngthing (confidently) Ob,
if that is all, you can identify me by
the mole tinder my lip!
War V lot i in.
Weary (huskily Yes'm. Fm a victim
of a Russo-Jap war.
Mrs. Nixey How's that?
Weary I sprained nre voice trying
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