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THE ABGUS, MONDAY, JULY 4 1904
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MOuday, July 4, 1904.
it is nearly time ror the. campaign
poets to grind out their usual grist of
Dowie's announcement that he is in
favor of Roosevelt has been heralded
abroad. It is "another victory for the
The Chicago Dispatch exclaims:
' vhat a yell will go up for mope
judges after the present occupants of
the bench return from their summer
An eastern railroad requests 5,000
of its employes to take? compulsory
vacations, without pay. Russell Sage
is not connected with the road; that
is, he is not affected.
The Situation at Sr. Lioula.
8t. Louis Republic: Evidences ninl
tiply of the wholesome spirit pervad
ing democracy and enthusiasm rises
in the rank and file over the prospect
of harmony and united action in the
convention next week. Delegates are
criming to the convention with a zest
which reflects the state of mind of the
party in all sections. Iemocrats are
prepared for a great work upon a high
plane of politics. The talk of the
leaders plainly shows that factional
bickerings and narrow controversies
and individual influences have been
subordinated to a hearty feeling of co
operation and a strong desire to carry
the country. The preliminary inaug
ural features, the marked good will
between the leaders, sane and friendly
expressions, the spirit of fair play to
be accorded candidates, the interested
discussion of party prospects, are elo
quent of a truly democratic intent and
The striking utterance attributed to
D. J. Campau, national committeeman
from Mic higan, and proposed as a slo
gan for t he convent ion. is one of tlu
gratifying signs of the (one of democ
racy "No reorganisation; no repud
iation; no reaffirmation." It is charac
teristic of the hour. It is (quivaleiu
to a declaration that there need be
no quarrel among democrat! pan any
There arc live issues which demand
attention and which appeal to all dem
ocrats alike. There arc no disputes as
to the necessity for restraining illegal
eombinaiions of capital, as to the ne
cessity of tariff revision where the in
equities are manifest robbery of the
people on behalf of monopolies, and
as to tbe new and magnetic issue of
purging the federal service of corrup
tion. The country demands democ
racy's attention to tiiese issues, and
democracy will meet the demand
promptly and shoulder to shoulder.
liven as to the support of candi
dacies a splendid absence of bad par
tisanship is shown. Claims to party
consideration will be presented and
contested loyally and stoutly; but
the loyalty and strength will be trans
ferred eventually to center upon the
choice of the whole convention. Signs
point to a nomination by general con
sent after the strength of each individ
ual before .he convention shall have
been fully demonstrated and consider
ad. In that event it will be honest
triumph afier hard fought and honor
ably fought contests not the parrot
like voice of a machine aggregation
whose ayes have been rehearsed, at
it were, mouths beforehand, and shout
ed to the name of the candidate who
holds the wires.
Mr. Roosevelt pressed a button in
Washington and the Chicago delegates
did the rest. The nomination of the
democratic convention at St. Louis
will be spontaneous and genuine. The
nominee will await the will of the con
vention: the convention will not await
Broken Republican Pledges.
Republican mismanagement and re
publican disregard for the noattiTS
command of the constitution have
placed the penal institutions in this
state in a most deplorable condition
The last legislature, as is known, aaaa
ed a law to carry into effect a consti
tutional amendment adopted in 1SSC.
but which all the republican governors
except Gov. Yates had ignored. In or
der to make the law effective, a large
appropriation was made by the last
legiskJvro, and this money is now
tied up by an injunction issued from
the federal court, and it is not to be
even considered until the 15th of Sep
tember. After that it may drag its
slow length along for two or three
years. The state supreme court has
practically settled the main point at
issue, and in favor of the law; but that
will not stop appeals to the highest
federal court by the contractors, whe
are anxious to still further fatten off
the labor of the unfortunate men in
the prisons of the state.
The law passed by the last legisla
ture provided for the stoppage of all
work under the contract system on the
first of the present month, and Gov
Yates has notified all commissioners
and wardens that the law must be
complied with. He could have done
no less in view of his oath of office
No one can blame him for living up to
the law. The injunction in the federal
court ties up the appropriation and
prevents arranging to put the men to
work on the plan contemplated by the
In Chester and Joliet combined
there are in the neighborhood of 2.4i
prisoners. In the reformatory at Pon
fiac there are half that number. To
keep these men in idleness for any
length of time not only places a great
burden upon the taxpayers, but. worsf
than that, it will lead many of them
It would be useless for the governor
to call an extra session of the legisla
ture and have an emergency bill
passed curing the defect upon which
the federal injunction was issued, be
cause another injunction would be is
sued upon some other pretense.
The Springfield Register does nor
want to believe that the present nn
fortunate complications arise from
desire to fight Yates. If such an idea
has obtained, it should be abandoned
The governor has done what his re
publican predecessors failed to do
i hough their oath to Rapport the con
stitution was as binding as his. A
most horn Me conditions ot arrairs is
likely to arise because previous repub
lican governors treated with con temp
the oft -repeated pledges of their party
and the solemn obligations of the con
stitutions. There is danger of the in
sanity of hundreds of convicts becanst
of their enforced idleness. While this
is going on there is piling up for tht
taxpayers a mountain of debt, which
wilj have to be paid, as another con
tribution to the broken pledges of th(
republican party of Illinois.
The great majority of the Republican
party used to worship Jasies i. Iilalnt
and the policies that he stood for. Ht
favored reciprocity, especially witl
South American countries, and In
speech at Waterville, Me., Aug. 20,
1810, he siiid:
''Our great need is expansion.
mean expansion of trade with coun
tries where we can find profitable ex
changes. We are not seeking annexa
tion of territory. Certainly we do not
desire it unless it should come by the
volition of a people who might ask th
priceless boon of a place under tbe flag
of the I'nlon. I feel sure that for
long time to come the people of the
United States will be wisely content
with our present area and not luunch
upon any scheme of annexation. At
the same time I think we should be
unwisely content if we did not seek to
ei'gnge in what the younger I'itt so
well termed annexation of trade."
The Republican leaders today are
distinctly opposed to Just what Mr.
Blaine was striving for. He little
thought thnt within a few years a Re
publican president would tie forcibly
annexing countries not in this hemi
sphere and a Republican congress
would be standing pat and refusing to
ratify reciprocity treaties that McKin
ley Had arranged.
The Rlaine Republican must, like the
few followers of Abe Lincoln that are
left, view with dismay the dismal fail
ure of their present leaders, who fear
to legislate on important matters, but
In place adopt a policy of legislative
stagnation. Does any one believe that
Blaine would stand pat at the present
Juncture? . .
One Ladv's Recommendation Sold
Fifty Boxes of Chamberlain's
1 have. I believe, sold 50 boxes of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets on the recommendation of one
lady here, who first bought a box of
them alxut a year ago. She never
tires of telling her neighbors and
friends about the good qualities of
these tablets. P. M. Shore, druggist.
Rochester. Ind. The pleasant, purga
tive effect of these tablets makes them
a favorite with Indies everywhere.
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Dr. H. H. Hettinger, Indianapolis.
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All the news all the time
DAILY SHORT STORY
When I first saw Marshall Kingman,
I had Just been graduated from the
seminary, he from college. He had led
his class from start to finish, and his
familv was very proud of him. I re
member the old fashioned watch key
he wore, the badge ot an honor so
ciety, and it was more to me than the
decoration of the Legion of Honor to
a French girl or tle Victoria cross to
an English girl. Rut what was my
delight during those long evenings late
In June or early in July when be sin
gled meout from among the other girls
for walks after tea and seldom would
dance with any one else during our
gatherings after nightfall. He seemed
inclined to talk with me as to his choice
of a vocation: but, I confess, none of
the professions seemed to me to be ex
alted enough for him unless he was to
become a bishop, and this was not in
his line. He was rather calculated, I
thought, to invent a new system of
philosophy, as Herbert Spencer had
That same spring John Sisson came
home from a small institute where
they taught engineering or mechanical
drawing or something like that. It
was understood thnt he had barely
scraped through, and, the institution
not being known to us girls, taking the
two together, we did not place a very
oigh estimate on John or his education
The truth is that we were at an age
when education Is everything, and peo
ple were at that time education mad.
The point s?euicd to be to educate and
let the boy use his education as best
he could when he got it. John and I
had been brought up together, and now
that wo were grown he seemed In
clined to be very attentive. Rut why
should 1 accept the attentions of one
who had been graduated low on the
scale in an unknown institution when
I could nave those of one who bad
been graduated lirst in the oldest uni
versity in the land?
Five years passed. Marshall King
man had received the appointment of
assistant professor in his uluia mater,
but, whether it was because be had not
the faculty of imparting his knowl
edge, or did not think he was getting
on fast enough, he soon resigned it to
embrace a good opportunity to go into
business. John Sisson had managed
to pick up some knowledge of civil en
gineering, though it was said he bad
fuiled to take his diploma. Tbe truth
is John, from the time he was in
school, was infatuated with au out
door life mid was better satisfied with
building a culvert or a henhouse on
his father's place than in study, lie
whs always called crack brained from
certain impossible suggestions be
would make with reference to ways of
doing things. He went to the far west.
and the next we heard of him be was
back with a view to securing capital
to Invest in a wild scheme for draining
a lake or a marsh or something of the
sort. Of COOrSC no one would listen
to him, and be went west again. Two
or three years alter tins lie was DacK
again, but this time as quite an im
portant personage, for be had done his
draining, securing the funds by an is
sue of stocks or bonds, or something on
paper, and the property had become
very valuable. I ought not to say
what be came for, but my story com
pels me to admit that he came for me.
Hail lie come a year or two earlier
I doubt if I should have listened to
htm. I am a practical woman and ad
mit that in the choice of a husband 1
would always recommend a girl to con
sider Intrinsic worth. I am not roman
tic and see no sense in a girl choosing
a man who gives no promise. I had
long looked up to Marshall Kingman
and the wonders he would do. He
made a mistake by goiug into business.
i'hose who took him in. expecting be
would fill a certain department to their
profit, found to their cost thnt he had
no head for au administrative position.
The friend who had given h1m the
opportunity told him one day thnt what
he was trying to do was beneath his
acquirements and recommended him
to leave business and find something
nearer the lines on which he had been
educated. When Marshall came to me
and told me this, thinking, as he did.
that the man had paid him a com pi i
ment. the poor fellow's deficiencies
came out plainly to me. He had shown
in his tutorship that be had not the
faculty for Imparting knowledge to
others. Now It was evident that he had
not the faculty for using it in a practi
cal field. I could not advise him; I
could only sympathize with him. lie
wrote several books after this, but they
were not ou practical subjects and were
not largely rend. He is now doing
hack work for a publishing house.
Reing a practical woman. I could not
but listen to John Sisson. who pleaded
his cause verv deferentially and mod-
stly. lit' said that what be was about
was not a high grade of work anil thnt
deserved a more Intellectual mnn,
but he hoped I would take pity on him.
and be would return it with a life of
devotion. I considered the matter for
several days ami then became his af
Fifteen years have passed and have
brought a great change in my estimate
of p-ople"s attainments. My husband
astonishes me every day by the num
ber of seemingly inapoasthto things he
can do and the unusual methods by
which he does them. He is the most
prominent man in his stat. and no
project of moment Is undertaken with
out his having first lieen consulted.
The difference between him and Mar
shall Kingman was that Marshall had
great ability to absorb knowledge and
none to apply it, while John could take
a little knowledge and make it go a
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