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Monday, August 15, 1904.
Maybe tin- Russian fleet lias yono
to the christening.
King Edward i.s traveling incognito
in lioheniia. Ha, ha! That's why lie
started the packing-case style in trous
ers. Anyway, tin: Japs have made it jhjs
sible for the Russians to remember
easily the date of the future czar's
The Paris dressmakers have formed
a trust. Their object is either to pre
vent ruinous competition or reduce
prices forget which.
There's something suspicious about
the fact that Mrs. Maybrick will ar
rive in this country just as the vaude
ville t heat rep are opening.
"It does look finally for the repub
licans in West Virginia. One of the
presidential electors they nominated
has withdrawn from the ticket be
cause he will go this year with Grand
father Davis. He lias been a promi
nent republican worker for many
years. Another republican who has
been made republican nominee for cir
cuit court judge has also declared for
l'aiker and Davis. Such episodes
must be embarrassing to Mr. Hlkins.
During the ncont American tour of
Y. H. Yeates. the Irish poet, his in
tense patriotism impressed itself upon
everyone with whom he came in con
tact. This was characteristic of him
even in childhood. At school one day
his teacher read to the class Macau
ley's "Horatius," and at the end of the
reading said: "Would three soldiers
nowadays be likely to hold a bridge
against a whole army?" "No. sir,"
said the class. "Would three English
men, for example?" the teacher con
tinued. "No. indeed' cried tin boys.
"Would three Irishmen?" Yeates jump
ed to his feet. His eyes flashed. "One
Irishman." he said, "would do it."
Sir Harry Johnston, in an article on
the results of Stanley's work, says:
"In litu he was married with more
pomp than some royal personage in
Westminster abbey. In 1 ; I . he
should by rights, have found burial
there close to Livingstone, if he was
to be judged by his intentions. Hut.
recent events on the Congo had intlu
enced public opinion and had react e.1
tn the dean of Westminster, who
adopted the compromise of offering
the abbey for the recital of the fun
eral service over Stanley's remains,
but tendered no place under the abby
stones for the reception of his coffin.
If Stanley had died a few years ago
there is little doubt that ho would
have been buried as well ns married
in Westminster abbey.
A writer in Leslie's Weekly pro
duces figures showing that only China
and Russia exceed the United States
in population. Rut when it comes to
wealth this country occupies lirst
place. And then it is declared that
allowing for increase in territory, but
keeping the diminishing latio id
growth in mind, our To.ooimhmi Hernia
tion of r.iuo will, there is good reason
to believe, he 1 .". oiMi.nuO in 1!:M.
;;ni). (Mm. oho in i;7t and r"0,ntio,iMio by
the year "uiu, while the aggregate of
its wealth in the last named year will
be up in the dizzy heights of mathe
matics. Rut the question is. how
much better off will we be? Ry "we"
of course is meant out posterity, for
there are few of us who expect to he
hung business on this terrestrial ball
in the year .'eon.
Tin beautiful Rareness Hayashi.
wife of the Japanese ambassador to
London, ncently attf tided a dinner
party where a Frenchman held the
table spellbound for an hour by an
extraordinary dissertation on Japan.
He.deseriped the Japanese mode of
bathing, uie Japanese dress, the Jnpa-nc-se
religion and form of marriage
proposal, the geisha's manner of mak
ing up her lips and eyes and nails
in a word, the most intimate set-rets
of Japan were exposed and minutely
described by this Frenchman. He de
parted early. He had made a great
ucces?. After he was gone a young
stock r-oker said in a reverent tone;
"What a wonderful man. He seems
to know something about everything."
'Except commented the Rar
eness Hayashi quietly.
Bryan Predict Victory.
"Judge Parker is certain to be elect
cd," said William J. Bryan as he pass
ed through Chicago on his way home
from a speaking tour in Indiana, Ken
tucky, Illinois and other states. "Ev
ery bit of information I have been able
to gather indicates the success of the
democratic ticket. I want to see tho
ticket elected and intend to do every
thing in my power to bring about that
result." "Is this not a change in your
former attitude?" "No: I hope the
ticket will be elected. I believe the
elevation of Judge Parker will bring
about a reorganization of the demo
cratic party. He will put an end to
the military, swappering spirit that has
been inculcated and fostered by Roose
velt. The country is eager for a
change, and we are to have it."
"I shall speak in several states,"
he said, "but I do not want to an
nounce my plans now, because if I did
I might be subjected to considerable
SPOILED A DUEL.
The Scheme Senator Lamar Worked
to Prevent an Encounter.
During the course of a heated debate
once in tLe bouse of representatives
sharp words were cxehanged between
a congressman from New York and one
from Mississippi. A challenge was de
livered and accepted, and as lofli were
courageous and determined a bloody
meeting seemed imminent. Friends in
terposed, but in vain. Hotli men were
resoiute. and neither would yield to the
feuggestioti of an amicable arrange
ment. As a lat resort Senator Lamar
was called in to save the situ.Hion. He
realized that no ordinary methods
would serve bis purpose, and so re
bortil to strategy. The principals In
the propositi duel lire slid living, so I
will call the New Yotker Junes and the
Senator Lamar called on the New
Yorker, and after the usual civilities
had been exchanged he said:
"Joins, I've come here to do yon a
friendly turn. 1 know that you and
Smith are determined to tight and that
nothing will stop you. 1 have not come
aa mediator, but simply to mitigate.
If possible, the horrors of a fatal end.
to far ns you are concerned. As to
Smith, I have no fears. He Is a dead
nhot and can take care-of himself, Lut
he is not an unfeeling 'man. and i.s in
clined to respect any partiality you
may have in favor of any particular
part of your anatomy. Some men en
tertain a mortal divad of being dis
figured after death, and if the choh'e
were left thein would prci'cr not to be
wounded in the eye or mouth or cheek
lnuie. Now, if there is any particular
spot that ion would like to have
Smith's bullet enter be has commis
sioned me to say that your wihes will
This extraordinary proposition stag
gered the New Yorker. Even his un
doubted courage did not stand so se
vere a test, and he pa led visibly. After
he recovered bis composure be replied
that he would confer with bis second,
and Mr. Lamar, after an Impressive
farewell, took bis leave.
The tip was given to friends of the
principals and new negotiations en
tered upon. The dueUilid not iume olT.
Lamar's device had succeetlitl. New
Orleans Times Democrat.
COURT HOUSE RECORD.
In County Court.
Aug. LI. Estate of Anders Peter
son. Proof of notice to heirs of final
report and settlement tiled. Hearing
on said final report and settlement
and said approved. Proof of heirship
made in open court. Order of distribu
tion made in accordance with said
Estate of Jacob Roberts. Report of
final distribution filed and approved.
Administrator discharged and estate
Real Estate Transfers.
Aug. 1". Hugh E. Curtis to Ixmis
Mosenfclder. tract by metes and
bounds, nw' , 2 17. I'vv, $lo.noo.
Pauline Kelly et al to John Hynd.
e'o si-1 , :M. 1. Ivv, $."..00.
Victor Anderson to L. E. Telleen.
lot Aswege & Nelson's add., Moline,
Snbatttnten For natter.
A German chemist. Dr. Heuner, pro
poses to buy up all cocoa nut oils and
transform them into "vegetable but
ter." n savory, inodorous nnd succulent
substitute for true butter, says the
Ixmdon (I lobe. Cocoa nut oil. like but
ter, contains 7 per cent of soluble acids
namely, butyric acid and caprlo or
decyllc acid, which give a pleasant
nroma to butter and have a taste of
hazel nut. Cocoa butter contains less
inn triniJbuttcr and will keep
r twenrv 'lays without show-
ing any acid reaction. Therefore it Is
useful in making patry. Cocoa butter
has also been found by trial the better
antiseptic agalnt infection by mi
crobes, and as it is quite digestible the
various boards of health have not ob
jected to it.
Object of Old Maids' (lab.
At the annual meeting of the Old
Maids' league of Rristol, Wis., held the
ether night, four of the leading young
women of the village were elected to
iuomlHTship, says a Kenosha (Wis.t
dispatch to the Chicago Int'T Ocean.
Re fore they were admitted to the mys
teries of the organization each of the
girls was forced to take an outh that
she would use all honorable means to
become a wife during the next twelve
months. The girls Initiated under this
original obligation were Misses Lulu
Rowbottom. Lydia Curtis and Jessie
and Jennie Garland. It is claimed that
none of the girls is engaged to be mar
ried, but the work of the league has
been so successful in the past that
wagers of two to one are made that all
the girls will be married before the end
of the year, , .
DAILY SHORT STORY
A REALISTIC AFFAIR. j
Luther Upton had his own notions
about the treatment of those who for
the first time acted criminally. One day
he left a twenty dollar bill on his desk,
went into another room for ten min
utes, and returning missed the bill.
Calling his chief clerk. Frank Shepherd,
into his office, he said to him:
"Mr. Shepherd, a twenty dollar bill
has been taken from my desk at a time
when no time but the clerks was pres
ent, l'lease tell theci for me that if the
one who took it will return it he will
not be prosecuted nor even lose his
position. He will remain on probation."
Shepherd went away and the next
morning confessed that he was him
self the thief. He laid a twenty dollar
bill on his employer's desk, received a
kindly but impressive lecture and with
drew. That night he wrote a note to
Beatrice Chaffee, to whom he had re
cently become betrothed, tolling her of
the incident and offering to release her
from the engagement.
Let us take a back step in our story.
Shepherd had propositi, waited a day
for an answer, working himself into a
fever lest he be refused, and at last re
ceived an affirmative reply. We hear
a great deal of the inconsistencies of
women; the inconsistencies of men are
usually concealed. Frank Shepherd ex
perienced a very severe case of mascu
line inconsistency. 'The day after his
acceptance he sank into a state of
melancholy. Whether this came from
reaction, an overburdening sense of the
obligations he was assuming or some
thing of both, mingled with a great
deal more, it is impossible to say;
nevertheless he would have given
worlds if he had not been accepted.
Reatrice Chaffee made no reply to
her lover's confession for several days;
then she wrote him that. she was much,
influenced by what his employer had
doue in fact, found hcrelf in much
the same po-.it jon as Mr. Upton. She
felt that she ought to give him a
chance to redeem himself, and she had
decided to do so. If he would come
to her in two years with a record clean
from the time of his first sin she would
give her answer a second time. Mean
while they were not to have anything
to do with each other, and be was to
be free to marry any one else.
One inconsistency is liable to lead to
another. First, Shepherd bad been in
terror lest the girl would refuse him;
si"cond. plunged into gloom because she
bad accepted him; third, being free, he
was plunged into new gloom because
he was free. What distressed him be
yond measure was that he was a con
fessed thief and must wait two years
to learn if he would be taken again Into
One day bis employer called him into
his office and said to him:
"Slu pherd, you didn't take that twen
ty dollar bill you confessed to have
"Why do you say so;"
"Something about your way of con
fession made me suspect that you were
doing so to shield some one else. I
left a marked bill on my desk, had the
room watched by a detective and
caught the thief."
Shepherd was silent.
"The lady to whom you were en
gaged came to see me about the matter,
wondering if you did not have some
motive in making u confession of hav
ing stolen what you did not steal. I
have proved now that you did so to
shield the real thief, your cousin, Mark
"I have sent for you to say Hint Leon
ard will be treated with the same
leniency I have shown you, and that
you sire not only exonerated from all
blatiie, but stand far higher in my esti
mation than ever."
After a pause Shepherd asked Upton
if he had Informed Miss Chaffee as to
thesi? late developments, and received
the response that be bad left that pleas
ure to the man most concerned. Shep
herd thanked him and was about to
withdraw when be turned and said:
"I would like to have you inform
Miss Chaffee that I am not the real
thief, but say nothing ns to the motive
for in 3- confession."
Upton promised to do so at onoe.
There had come a crisis In Frank
Shepherd's life. Emotional people run
risks that other people are free from,
but so long as there is an undercurrent
of principle there is always a day of
grace for them. All Shepherd had to
do to be restored to favor was to let
the matter stand 011 liis employer's in
terpretation. Strangely enough, to do
so was no temptation for him. lie had
preferred to be considered a thief to
standing in the position of a man who
had one day begged a girl to marry
him and the next day a-.kel her to re
lease him. Now that he really wanted
the girl he scornitl to take her under
the false supjiosition that lie had acted
to screen his cousin. This is what Le
did. He wrote Reatrice Chaffee the fol
lowing note, which reached her simul
taneously with Upton's letter to her in
forming her that her lover was not a
I had no sooner lparn! that you had
cons?r.tvl to marry me than I w.ns sub
ject ! a terrible rearti.-n in which th-re
entfTftd many fitments of dubt. YVh'-n I
was told that the raney had fcn stolen
I con.fi'sst-d In order that you should break
our c-r-jrageraent. Kv-nts have Fince
shown me thit I shall be a wrf k with
To this he received the following re
ply: Tou arr fonriven. I fxperionej a sim
ilar reaction my-!f.
"Frank." said Reatrice after they had
met and gone over the whole matter
thoroughly. I wonder if the goody
goody, heroic, nol le people picture! in
novels real!y exist?"
"Don't know." replied her lover.
"We're not that kind, anyway."
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