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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY IS 1904.
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Monday. July 18, 104.
When a silent man speaks the world
The Russian crops are reported to
be a failure. The only thins in Rus
sia that hasn't failed is the press cen
sor. A Kansas man has deserted his wife
because she was too good for him.
Tliis could happen nowhere else in the
The fight in? Japs, according to the
dispatches, know no such thing as
postponement on account of rain.
They keep th-ir powder dry burning
Apostle Smoot wired his COUgr&tUlsV
tions to Roosevelt. No Mormon
apostle thinks it worth while to send
a congratulatory telegram to Judge
Ijat every democrat become a mis
sionary to work for the cause of good
government from now until the No
vember election, and then vote as he
The cut of per cent in the
wag's of 2".Miu cotton mill operators
in Fall River. Mass.. is announced the
Bcccjnd cut within a year. What is the
sacred Hingley robber-tariff for. any
way. After Parker is elected president il
will be unnecessary for the United
States government to obtain a charter
as a colonisation, empire-building ami
trouble-founding corporation. He will
bring the Hag back to the constitu
tion and both back to the Declara
tion of Independence.
There are three terms in a boodler's
career the term of office, the term of
retirement and the term in prison.
The first follows from ambition and
a combination of circumstances, the
second is a sequence of the first, and
the third is entirely conditional, de
pending on various combinations.
Presidential Fitness Found in Judge
St. Louis Republic: Judge Parker
in one day made himself a command
ing figure in national leadership. Many
perhaps a majority of his own party
had looked with misgiving on
his former reticence, fearing that it be
tokened weakness. When the time
came to speak his message came in a
13-lnch projectile, the impart of which
startled the world into a realization
that here was a man.
The iolitical wisdom of the tele
gram laid before the convention may
be canvassed pro and ron. Whether it
showed a full regard for those western
democrats who had made some sacri
lices to accept a platform removing
silver entirely from the domain of
practical present debate is another
question which a preponderance of the
party In Missouri will decide in the
negative. Put the courage and decis
ion of the candidate himself has been
settled forever. It is a courage which
will be now trusted, for the courage of
him who thinks fir.-t. and long, is a
different matter from that of the man
who has only the courage of rashness.
On the platform adopted by the na
tional democratic convention there will
be more than one opinion: more than
two opinions, because the tree speech
of our country encourages each citi
zen to hold and express his own views
of any subject to which he cares to
give attention. Bveu within the demo
cratic party there are more than two
shadt-s of preference concerning the
languace in which principles should be
clothed. With substantial agreement
upon the general form of statement
reached by party leaders in conven
tion after faithful examination and pa
tient discussion, there is yet the feel
ing of groups and individuals that
some other words here and there
might have better pleased.
But on i he candidate named there Is
but one judgment. Judge Alton B. Par
ker's personality is of ideal presiden
tial quality. No degree of partisan
ship, among his democratic opponents
or among the voters of othr parties,
will wish to detract from the commen
dation bestowed upon his personal fit
ness for the presidential office.
TV.is campaign will be. as ail cam
paigns should bo. free from personal
charges. Mr. Roosevelt, like Judge
Parker, S man of clean and whole
some private life. Neither exhibits th
self-indulgence of weakness or the in
temperance of folly. In that respect
both candidates have the approval of
all American citizens. The great
campaign debate of the year, a debate
which will enlist every' man who has a
vote, will turn on the policies involved
in federal administration and the com
parative value of the public attributes
of the candidates.
Judge Parker less resembles the sit
ting president than be recalls the tem
perament of the lamented McKinley.
He is a man to whom any party leader
or humble individual would instinctive
ly turn for advice. However brilliant
and dogmatic the leader, he would
cheerfully seek and accept counsel
from the cool, self-controlled, sympa
thetic, well-informed justice whose de
meanor during all the struggle for the
nomination has been so admirable and
so admired. However lowly the Indi
vidual, he would confidently look for
courteous friendliness. Somewhat less
gentle on the human side than Mc
Kinley, ha is somewhat more aggres
sive and determined in the execution
of his convictions: but always after re
Uection and always with recognition
of interests which have a right to be
recognixed. Harrison and Oarfield
were lawyers of ability, especially the
former, but the bar will be likely to
agree that, regarded simply as a law
yer. Judge Parker, if elec ted, will be
the most accomplished in the entire
line of American presidents. What he
will be as an executive, what wisdom
he will display in the selection of sub
ordinates, the event only can show.
Rut it is reasonable to draw from his
life ami surroundings the conclusion
that he is clear of vision as to men
ami definite of purpose as to action.
Passing in review all the elements
of personal suitability, the Americans
who will vote against Judge Parker tor
reasons which seem to them good will
generously concede that he represents
as fully a.s auy man now living the
ideal of presidential fitness fixed in the
thought of the country by 6eorg
A Suit Over a Nast Picture.
Thomas Nast. the artist, painted a
picture of Christ and sold it to H. B.
Toler, of Near York, for 11,500. Later
he returned it to Nast to have it
touched up. Before this was accom
plished, Nast died. Now Toler has
sued to recover the picture, but Mrs.
Nast claims that Nast never sold it,
but only put it up as collateral secur
Ity. Toler now asks the court to ap
point a receiver to take charge of the
picture and sell it at auction.
Nast died while American consul at
a foreign port, from which it would
appear ,hat he was not in very good
circuinsiances m ilie time of, his death.
For a good many years Harper Broth
ers paid him $rno a week, but he was
a high liver. Success came to him
early and he did not husband his
means. And in later years his pencil
lost its cunning and his brain its clev
erness. As the father of caricature,
however, and a.s the man who smashed
the Tweed ring, he won a place in
history. But even now, the present
generation has forgotten him. The
process doesn't take long and that
happens t most of us.
Nast didn't lose his cunning, but he
turned it into wrong channels. Nast
was powerful only so long as he was
in the right. When he went wrong he
lost his popularity and his job.
His caricatures in 1 xT of Horace
Greeley, as pure ;i man as ever mixed
in American politics, were coarse and
false and brutal. They helped to kill
Greeley, but they did more to kill Nast
Nast never recovered from his atro
clous abuse of Greeley.
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York: VY. J. Spencer, Canton; C. O.
Campbeen, Dea Moines; F. H. Hand,
Cambridge: H. V. Russell. Warsaw,
Wis.: Rev. .1. A. Murtaugh. New Or
leans; C. EL Copeland, Milwaukee; F.
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Chicago; S. C. Gilford, Omaha; W. w.
NewhalL Kansas City: E. F. Baker,
Jacksonville; H. Grossman,
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1) Carey, Chicago; Mrs. J. L. Mitchell.
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Chicago: Charles Dad tea, Newport.
Ky.; H. 1. Hardin. Peoria; Frank A.
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and wife. Des Moines: William Wll
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R. C. Neville. Cambridge: John Blake
ty. Preemption: L. R. Mills. Brooklyn:
(Jrace E. Jameson. Maquoketa: C. K.
Leonard. Milwaukee; A. W. Kelso,
city; p. C. Leggett. Ft. Wayne:
Thomas R Wilson. Louisville; V. A.
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son. Cambridge: G. H. Keeley. Peoria:
Pat Carr. Ladd; W. R. Russell. Dan
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Piles Upon Top of Piles.
Piles upon top of piles of people
have the piles, and DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salve cures them. There are
many different kinds of piles, but if
you get the genuine and original Witch
Hazel Salve made by E. C. DeWitt &
Co.. of Chicago, a cure is certain. H.
A. Tisdale. of Summerton. S. C . says.
"I had piles 20 years and DeWitt's
Salve cured me after evervthing else
DAILY SHORT STORY
MY CONFIDENTIAL FRIEND.
July IS. WeD, it has come at Inst.
Walter came out from the city yester
day, and after tea we climbed the bill
ond sat In the summer house. There
he propos-d to me. I haven't the
Slightest idea What lie Said. He Lad a
hard time in getting it out. and I
didn't help him a bit. He made sev
eral attempts before be was success
ful; then it came out incoherently. As
soon as he began I knew what was
coining, and that was all I cared about
it. He talked on. while I w;is in a de
lirium of joy and never heard a word.
I don't believe be could repeat a sen
tence of what be said, and I'm sure I
When we went back to the bouse we
felt obliged to po into the library,
where the family v. ere. I felt so hap
py I wanted to tell them all alout it
then and there, but Walter looked as if
he had been stealing sheep. I can't un
derstand w hy men are so ashamed of
giving way to their gentler emotions.
July is. - Miss Gravis came yester
day. She is to be with us a Week. I
wish she hud stayed away. She lis
tened dubiously to all I had to say
about Walter and our engagement,
then threw a bucket of cold water over
me- at least she might as well have
done so. She said she had heard of so
many cases where men bad deserted
the girls they bad professed to love
that she bad at last kept a record of I
engaged couples and found that out of
twenty cases only live resulted in mar
riage. In the others It was the man's
fuult every time.
1 wonder how she knew that the man
Was always to blame.
Sept. S. We are to leave for the city
tomorrow. It has been the most de
lightful summer I have ever spent
that Is. since Miss Graves left. She
never sympathized with me In my con
fidence In Waller, always listening to
what I said of him with an ill sup
pressed sneer. She said she hoped I
would not be disappointed, but her
statistics indicated that there were
three chances in four that I would.
Sept. 10. We came home yesterday.
Walter is unfortunately away on busi
ness. I'm sure he is away on business,
though MISS Graves says that the prob
ability Is be has gone to the country to
see some other girl. What nonsense!
But I wish she hadn't said it.
Sept. 20. I am very miserable. I
was suspicious of Walter when he re
turned and showed it by being cool to j
him that is, I wasn't at all demon
strative. I am not satisfied with the i
reason be gave for bis absence. He
admits that he spent one night at the
seashore and that an obi friend of his,
Laura Goodwin, was there. Walter
and I parted coldly.
Sept. Miss Graves told me she
hud heard that Laura Goodwin and
Walter had once been on the eve of an
engagement. She bus convinced me
that there is something In this matter
and that Walter's visit to the seashore
was for a purpose. Miss Graves has
no faith In men whatever and advises
me to be very careful what 1 do. She
kindly took me Into her confidence and
told me that she had hud a lover w ho
treated her exactly as Walter is treat
ing me -that is, as she thinks be is
treating me. Her lover walked off de
liberately and married another girl.
This was ten years ago. I suppose I
ought to rely on her more than I do,
she is so much older than I and has
had so much more experience.
Nov. 12. It is all over. Our engage
ment Is broken. Walter's vlsll to Laura
GOOdWin last September did it. At least
that started it. Besides, Walter has been
very Jealous of Amelia Graves and has
warned me repeatedly to keep away
from her. If bis conscience was clear
be wouldn't mind how many frleuds I
might have to "spy on him." for he
says that's what Amelia Is doing. How
unjust: She Is simply giving me the
benefit of her experience. Heigh-ho!
What a miserable world to live in!
To think that Walter should have re
leased me so easily. When I told him
he was welcome to marry I. aura Good
win he said that she at least didn't
have any bosom friends to advise her.
and she would trust him implicitly. If
he marries her I don't know how I
shall be able to refrain from murder.
Dee. .'11. I am so mad that I would
like to tear the shingles off the roof.
That woman, that thing, that meddle
some creature, Amelia Graves, has
ruined me. Just listen to this:
Dtuta Helen I Imvc the ureat Joy to
Announce to uii my nt;a:-m-tit t. Mr.
Kno h BpeUmejrer (what a horrid name),
my lover that 1 told yon :ibui:l. Hut I
didn't teg jroa that bia w;f.- was dead.
We met a week ape. sad ho told torn that
be had never ceased t love dm He was
very considerate of his wife, npt blaming
hf-r at all becaoM she couldn t win his
hart from m thus ahowlns himself to
be n true man. I am happy. Toot ! v
inK AMELIA GRAVES.
P. B. How la your affair with Walter
coming er. ? Rumor baa it that Is dc-
! to I-iura Goodwin.
Talk alout men desert iv.z women'
If this isn't the meanest case of a wo
man's deserting one of her own sex I
don't know what meanness is. I'm
Jan. 1. Well. I'm happy once more
after months of misery. I wrote a
humble letter to Walter last night, and
this afternoon be came in radiantly
happy. He said be bad no alternative
but to let me go till 1 found out the
inexpediency of having confidential
friends who would prejudice me
against bim. He seemed to have
known w tint Amelia Graves was do
ing just n well as If I had told him.
Oh. I am so glad she "showed the
cloven foot" before Walter had gone
too fnr with Laura Goodwin.
We are to be married next June.
ELIZA B ARTHUR.
1822 Third Ave.
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