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THE ARGT7S. SATURDAY, JUNE 18. 1904
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
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Saturday, June 18, 1904.
Brazil has reduced the export duty
on rubber. This will offer advantages
to strollers on the Pike at the St
Iuis world's fair.
Admiral Sigsbee reports that the
latest revolution in Santa Domingo
has ended. Does he mean sarcasm in
saying: "Custom house here will be
gin transaction of business?"
The Cortelyou incident is another
evidence of the extent to which the
president regards political obligation
as paramount to patriotic duty. What
is a place in the cabinet as compared
with the head of the republican party
where the selfish ends of the head of
the nation are at stake?
With a cabinet minister giving 0
hi official post to do the political bit
ding of his chief, the public is afford'
an idea of the desperate tactics to
which the strenuous executive of th
nation proposes to drive his party in
order to secure absolute control 0
his party machinery for present and
For chilled-steel nerve we can com
mend Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of tin
treasury. He not only brazenly sup
ports the ship subsidy graft, but
whenever the opportunity is given lu
says other things which are only re
markable for the misrepresentai ions
Contained in them. Shaw knows what
his boss expects of him.
Rev. Dr. Iorge C. Houghton, rector
of "the Little Church Around the Cor
ner" in New York City, wants a church
tlag. He loves the stars and stripes
and has for many years displayed two
large national flags on national days
from (lagstaffs in the rectory elosi
Hut he wants a flag for the church and
has made a design for it. and "if it is
a success in color and device I hop
that it may become another parish
tradition." He wants to fly it on in
dependence day and place it in the
church on the Sunday before.
Among the students who were grad
uated by the Johns Hopkins univor
sity in Baltimore last Tuesday with
the degree of bachelor of art was
Charles H. Savior, who during his
course at the university worked eight
hours each night as clerk in the Bal
timore postofflce. Mr. Saylor attended
his classes at the university during the
day. slept only six hours out of "land
lived on two meals daily. He manag
ed during his course to stand second
on the class roll ami was graduated
with high honors. Mr. Saylor is '2'
The throwing of the l.a Kollette
delegation out of the national repub
lican Convention in favor of the stal
warts in the Wisconsin contest with
out discussing the merits of the bitter
controversy, will but widen the breach
in that state, and make more certain
the prospects of the state going into
the donuH-ratic column in the fall elec
tion. With Wisconsin practically sure
of going denucratic and Illinois and
New York in the category of the doubt
ful stall's, the democrats have only to
he guarded by wisdom in heir pro
ceedings at St. Ixiuls to adopt the In
itiative to the finish of the terrible
As we have had occasion to show
before, the shoe manufacturers of Mas
sachusetts are willing to surrender the
tariff on loots and shoes if they are
given free hides. That would indicate
that at least one industry had out
grown its swaddling clothes and is no
longer an "infant" requiring protec
tion pap. If it is good for the boot
and shoe industry to have free trade,
why should the steel trust be protect
ed' It cannot be claimed that the
gigantic trust is an infant which re
quires protection to keep it from be
ing swamped by steel produced by
the pauper lalor of Europe, for it is
underselling the foreigners In all mar
kets on some of its products.
War is coming to be looked upon
with greater aversion than ever, and
the trend of sentiment is slowly but
surely turning from such a course to
the submission of international differ
ences to a body such as The Hague
tribunal and the avoiding of unneces
sary saei .lice of life and proerty. Not
the least hopeful feature of the situ
ation is that men of high calibre are
to be found participating in these con
ferences. The discussions regarding
militarism and other questions are
marked with a calmness aad delibera
tion, the absence of passion and heat
ed controversy that bespeak the sin
cerity of the participants and augur
well for the perpetuation of the movement.
The Koosevelt Dictatorship.
"In demanding the election of Sec
retary Cortelyou as chairman of the
republican national committee Presi
dent Roosevelt Is laying the founda
tion of an organization that will en
able him to control tna nominating
machinery )f the party" in lifts. Hi
obvious purpose is to renominate him
self. The republicans of the country
are not going to stand for such a pro
gram. The national committee
nearly a unit in the affirmative fo
making an issue with the president
that neither be nor the committee can
evade or compromise."
This statement made yesterday by a
United States senator in Chicago, who
is also a member of the republican na
tional committee, epitomizes a situa
tion that is causing President Roos
velt's friends keen anxiety. The pre
ident has said flatly and unequivocal
ly in reply to many messages from
members of the national committee
that he will not withdraw Secretary
Cortelyou s name. The committee
men who sent the messages declare
just as unequivocally that Cortelyou
will not be chairman. They declare
that if the presdent does not retreat
from the position he has voluntarily
taken he will be treated to the same
sort of a dose that was administered
to Rutherford B. Hayes after that gen
tleman was nominated for presiden
in 1870. Hayes named for chairman
man who was distasteful to a ma
jority of the national committee. He
was urged to withdraw the name, am
upon declining to do so the commit
tee elected Zach Chandler, of Michi
gan. chairman. The revolting mem
bers of the national committee are now
threatening to elect Senator Holes
Penrose, of Pennsylvania, chairman
Senator Penrose will accept. Their
determination not to accept Cortelyou
has been strengthened since tin
learned that the president did not con
suit a member of his cabinet, nor, a
far as is known, any of his recognizee
political advisers in congress about
his decision to make Cortelyou chair
man of the national commit lee.
It has .become known during tht
past three 'or four days that when tin
news that the secretary ot commerce
and labor was to be placed at the head
of the republican national committee
was communicated to other members
of the cabinet they were too astound
ed to comment on it. National com
iiiitteemen have also learned iium
sources that they deem reliable that
not a single member of the cabinet
concurred in the president's view of
the wisdom of c reating Cortelyou man
ager ot the lortiiconuug campaign
They foresaw that the choice of the
secretary of commerce and labor, un
der the circumstances, would be con
st rued as a step on the part of the
president in the direction of renom
inating himself in 19S. One or two
of th"ir number undertook to offer the
president a bit of friendly advice on
the subject, but found him an willing
to receive it. He was equally an Will
ing to listen to the protests of his
friends among senators and represen
tatives who foresaw in the Cortelyou
tffair Complications that miiiht easily
involve the party in unfortunate con
sequences. He ton! these senators
ind representatives, as he has sinct
told members of the national com
mittee. that the appointment of the
secretary ot commerce and labor was
final and that he would listen to no
suggestions looking toward its revoca
ion. "This bosslike attitude on the part
f the president has done more to
anger members oi the national com
mittee than even the thought of hav
ng ( ortelvou. the iMluicaI novice, as
heir directing head. They are wili
ng to concede the president the right
0 boss the convention, but they re
sent his assumption that he has the
right to attempt to create a Roosevelt
machine, which he may use for his
wn purposes in 19X. The fight that
s now under way. therefore, is not so
much a fight against Scretary Cortel
you as it is a revolt against the am
bition of the president to perpetuate
his reign. They object to Cortelyou
for many reasons that have been ade
quately stated, but they object still
more to the audacious attempt to use
he secretary as a medium for seizing
upon the machinery of the party for
imposes of self-aggrandizement.
Thought ful members of the nation
il committee' men who do not view
current affairs with eyes that com
prehend only their superficial aspects
-set in the president's plan to seize
he party a dangerous precedent.
which, if successful, may in the future
ead to desperate complications. Their
listrust and suspicion of the presi-
leut's motives have been increased
by the secrecy wiih which he veiled
his purpose to select Cortelyou as
chairman as much as by the fact that
his choice fell on Cortelyou. The sec
retary of commerce and labor was t he-
one man in public life who was bound
o him by ties of gratitude and friend-
hip that were too strong to be broken
bv the ordinary vicissitudes of pon
ies. He could count upon his leyal
and subservient support in any emer-
cency that might arise, and that was
more' than he would have a right to
xpect from any other living man. Tak-
ng these things and others into con
sideration the members tf the national
ommittoe. who are preparing to give
battle to the president over his choice
of Cortelyou for chairman, feel that
they are performing a patriotic duty."
If Miur health's going wrong.
Your breath very strong.
Headache so you can't see,
Ge take orne Rocky Mountain Tea.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
DAILY SHORT STORY
Some forty years ago an American
who had made a fortune in organizing
wrecked railroads appeared at Baden
Baden. Germany. Baden Baden at
that time was what Monte Carlo is
now, the gambling resort for all Eu
rope. The American, Benedict Wuf
fles. was in fact a smart fellow. He
had unlimited uieaus. with which he
set to work to break the bank at
Baden Baden, and it was not long be
fore he found the secret of how to do
so. His play soon attracted universal
attention, and his operations were
watched inte-mly by every one pre sen
till he had accomplished his object
Then Mr. W utiles suddenly sank into
condition of e-nnui, awaiting some oth
er point of attack for his tremendous
One morning he was sitting on
bench In the grounds where the easim
stood, when a lady with her maid
came and sat on a neighboring bench
The women speke in the French lan
guage. and Mr. Wutfies did not uneler
stand what they said, but there was
one word he had learned while gaping
at royalty in I'aris. the prefix "high
ness." or "aJtesse." in French. Wuffiea
noticed that the lady's maid constantly
addressed her us "altesse-." The first
time she did so Wuflles pricked up his
ears. The second time he moved rest
lessly in his seat, and after that he got
up and walked before the lady in or
der to observe her face. He saw a
very beautiful woman. Them he sat
down again. Presently her highness
arose ami moved away, leaving her
handke rchief on the bench. Waffles
seized it and followed her. appearing
suddenly at her siele holding his hat
in one hand and in the other the hand
"Oh, monsieurl" exclaimed the lady
and followed tip the exclamation by-
rattling off a lot of French.
"I don't understand, altesse. 1 don't
speak French. 1 am an American."
"Oh, I see, ' replied the lady in bro
ken English. "I am much obliged for
my handkerchief, but I am troubled
that you shoulel know my rank. I am
Well, to make a long story short, the
lady turned out to be the Princess Ma
lie Erncstiiwi. Amelia Wilhelmina of
Baxe-Weimar-HoJstein that Is, she
was the princess to Wuflh'S and heir
maid, though to all else at Baden she
was plain Fraulein von Witzenburg
She Was stopping at a hotel, but soon
after Wuflles met her rented fer a
month a small furnisheel villa. She bad
heard of Wuflles coup at the casino
and, aill Europeans being either gain
biers or Interested In gamblers, she
conceived a great admiration for the1
American. She invited Wnfltes to her
villa, and Wuffles plumed himself in
the anticipation of a love affair, but
she soon showed him that, although
she permitted lam to call em her, she
did not forget the difference In their
rank. An atte-udant of some; sort was
always present at their meetings.
Her highness desired to know Wuf
Acs' method of breaking the bank, and
be trlenl to explain it to her. but she'
couldn't understand it, and. to tell the
truth, the success was largely elue to
bis unlimited means, which be knew
by instinct how to hamlle.
"You shall break the bank again.
said the princess. "I will he there to
see. and after it is all ove'r you shall
come to sup with me. and we will cele-brate-
Wnfltes agreed, and the next evening
he appeared at the gambling tables,
while the princess sat behind watching
him. He" would bet on one card, losing,
and continue' to bet without change 00
the same card, doubling the amount,
till be' won. This was all ef his plan
that was apparent, the rest of it being
based em certain mental calculations of
probabilities. Nevertheless lie seemeel
confident that be would break the bank
and did bo about 2 o'clock In the morn
ing. He stuffed his winnings in his
pockets. The princess slipped her little
hand within bis arm and led htm to
he'r carriage. In ton minutes they
we're In her supper room be-fore a table
loaded with delicacies. Two or three
acquaintances were also present for
Wuffles was in glory. Once he forgot
the difference In rank between himse'lf
and his hostess nnel sqnecsed her hand,
but was sharply recalled to himself by
a hauteur that chilled him to the mar
row. "Pardon me. your highness," he said.
"I forgot myself."
The princess smiled kindly ami in
token of her forgiveness offered him
her own unfinished class of wine.
Wuffles drank it off in an ecstasy.
The next thing Wuffles knew it was
morning. He was in he'd, and a man
was standing over him with a paper in
his hand. It proved to be an unpaid
bill for rent for the villa, made out In
"But where is" He must not give
up the princess and hesitated.
"Oh, they've gone. The woman took
the house in your name. She said she
was your wife, but I knew better than
that. She's been here before."
Wuffles stared at the man a few mo-
Menta Then it rushed upon him that
he had been "done." But he was good
grit, and his pride kept him up.
"All right," he said. "TO pay."
He knew well enough that his win
nings of the night before wen' gone
and did not look for them. Instead, he
told the man to come to his hotel Inter
on and he would reelve his monev.
Before Wuffles left the villa he had
also agreed to pay for the supplies "the
princess" was indebted for she had
paid none of them, besides running up
sundry miscellaneous bills, all in Wuf
fles name and he tit Inst paid for the
supper which bad been ordered! to cele
brate bis coup at the casino.
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