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THE AHGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20. 1901.
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Saturday, August 20, .1904.
The czar will do away with the Rus
sian eagle and put up the stork.
A first presidential term Is occupied
with wire-pulling and log rolling for a
la the kaiser ashamed of the man
ngement of his army, that he has or
dered that all future military trials
shall he secret?
Philadelphia Ledger: A young Phil-
adelphian took $:;0.mm from the confid
ing public in New York the other day
on bo.gus securities and the police are
after him. He should get his securi
ties listed and issue them by the mil
lion and then they would be only v.a
One of tho most remarkable facts in
the cbction of four years ago is that
Massachusetts gave McKinley li,l!
fewer votes and gave LJryau fl,2S;
more votes than in lVt. The state
had not weakened in its support of
the gold standard. What. then, can
account for the change? Nothing, ap
parently, except the hostility of Mas
sachusetts voters to imperialism. If
this cut the republican plurality down
from 1?::.imm in Jss; to S2,0im in a
somewhat larger vote In "1uo, what
may it not do in r.i'M .' Hence an en
thusiastic meeting of J.himi persons in
Faneuil hall, the old "Cradle of Lib
erty," in spite of t ho heat and humid
ity, to listen to speeches in eb-nncia-tion
of the adniinisi rat ion's attitude
toward the Philippines is a fact of no
In various parts of the current issue
of his Commoner. W. J. Hryan opens
hi arguments for the election of Judge
Alton 15. Parker to the presidency.
Among other things Hryan says:
"Judge Parker's election will give us
i chance to look at the books and to
ascertain the full extent of the cor
ruption which became so flagrant it
could no longer be concealed.
The election of Judge Parker will save
u.J. from the extravagance and menace
of imperialism and militarism and
leave the people free to grapple again
with the economic questions which
confront the nation. Mr.
Parker's election will not end our fight
for economic reforms, it will open the
way for a more effective fiht by re
moving the things that distract public
attention. Let no one think that our
cause can be aided by his defeat. W
can never help our party or our ele
ment of the party by endangering our
country's welfare. We can not afford
to risk a continuance of the policies
for which President Roosevelt stands.
If our principles are sound, as I be
lieve they are. Mr. Parker's election
can in'! endanger them, even if he tip
poses us on some questions. Those
have little faith in the triumph of the
truth who think that our cause cau be
deteated by the opposition of any pres
ident, let us elect him and then with
peune of the evils removed we can
proceed witn renewed vigor to attach
the other evils."
Parker's Vote In the Past.
( ongressnian Pen T. Caldwell, of
the Springfield district, is a personal
friend of Col. Edward Metzger. former
chairman of the democratic central
committee for I'lster county, in which
Judge Parker lives and votes. So'ie
days ago Caldwell wrote to Metzger.
iishini; as a matter oi personal lnior
mation the standing of Judge Parker
with "the regular democracy" and the
extent to which he participated in the
campaigns of lS!il and 1 ;. In the
course of ;,is reply Col. Metzger said:
"I cau state with authority that in
lv.ej and again in 1 to the democratic
party of I'lster county, substantially
united, supported on each occasion
William J. Pryan. democratic nominee
for president. It was a very trying
tight for us during those two cam
paigns, owing to the lack of funds. My
self and a number of other members
of the demtK-ratic party of I'lster coun
ty stunijed the county quite thorough
ly loih of the elections, and we all.
like good democrats, put our hands in
our ckets and paid our own ex-lH-nses.
The county committee had
hardly money enough to defray the
expenses for getting out the vote, and
ihev assumed the responsibility of run
ning :r.to debt in the hope that the
active democrats would chip in to
make up t'-.e deficiency, and we did so
on each occasion. The names of
thoe who 'chipped' in to make up
this deficiency are Judge Alton Brooks
Parker, present presidential demo
cratic nominee. Hon. J. A. Bens, who
was then surrogate of Ulster county,
and myself, who at that time was clerk
of Ulster county's surrogate court.
Judge Parker was just as active in
that campaign as he has been in any
campaign since he had been placed on
the supreme court bench, and if the
democrats throughout the union are
as staunch democrats as he was dur
ing those two campaigns there is no
reason in the world why we should not
elect a democratic president and vice
president this fall. He neds no in
troduction or any one to vouch for
him in the state of New York, and we
are sure from what the public already
know of him in this brief period that
has elapsed since his nomination, they
too. are satisfied that we have as a
candidate for president a democrat
and one in whom, if elected, the
democracy of the union has honored
itself as well as its candidate by put
ting the affairs of this great govern
ment under his administration.
"It is true that he has not said much
to the public so far, but if the public
will read his decisions on all impor
tant questions that have been decided
by him as chief justice they will know
exactly where he stands on all impor
tant questions in issue. Neither lalor
nor capital need fear him. The great
ability displayed by him in distin
guishing the rights of labor and capi
tal make him a man on whom both
labor and capital can unite with the
assurance' that both will be honestly
and impartially dealt with. Nothing
fairer than this can be asked by any
fair-minded people, and we need fear
no danger with Judge Parker at the
helm of the government of being run
agroitna m tne great sea or national
affairs. I am sure that the people
throughout tfce union will fully realize
before election that he is the man for
the occasion and for whom non-parti
sans as well as democrats will give
their vote on election day."
Secretary Shaw is trying to trick the
voters into believing that the condition
jf the I'nlteil Stutes i.isuiy 1- more
favorable than It really Is hut the
truth must eve-iitually. be published.
The high protective' tariff Is getting In
Its deadly work not only by fostering
tho trusts ami allowing them to plun
der the consumers, but by reduehig the
customs receipts so that the expenses
of the government exee-.l the income.
"At tin; end of the last iie-al year the
unfavorable aspect of the treasury
statement," says the Journal of Com
merce and Commercial P.ulletiii, "wits
somewhat mitigatetl by holding hack
Iayments as i.uch as practicable near
the end of June.
"This luaile the tlelicieiiey of re-ve'liue
to meet expenditures appejir less than
it e-theTwise would and came near to
Justifying the secretary's e-stlmate of
last 1 eceiiiber, after tleilm-t itig the
Panama ami St. Louis exposition items.
It was the result ef foil ing the state
ment by deferring payments, hut these
had to he? added to the' heavy disburse
ments of July and tended to make the
statement for thai month still mure
unfavorable. It appeared a week before
the month ended that there would be
ii deticlency of over .Jl,o:o,ooo, which
was perilously near to one-third of the
expenditures, that weuM have- to come
out of the surplus. The oliieial state
ment after the mouth closed showed n
deficiency of only ?l7.1o7.72T.'.t7. which
was another mitigation. Not only
were payments again held hack, but
the amount of the Central Pacific rail
road note of nearly ?:i.ooo.ooo. payable
on the 1st of August, was included In
the miscellaneous recelpis of July,
where it el id not properly be Ion;:. The
ret-eipt of sr-tMi.ooo on account of the
St. Louis exposition loan helped eut n
"These- little tricks for making the
treasury statements look more favor
able sire unworthy of a great govern
ment and would he severely criticised
if openly resorted to by a private cor
poration. They are the more foolish
because tlcy deceive no one capable
of forming a Judgment. a:;.l ti.ey do
not obscure the fact that the govern
ment is rapidly running Itehind In its
finances. The secretary's estimate of
a deficiency of $2:k'Nto.ooo for the cur
rent fiscal year bids fair to be largely
exeeeded. He admitted a short time
ago that it might reach anywhere from
$7o.oo , o to $.o,ooo,oni t,u account of
11'-. .... . m
luiuiig cimoins receipts. inis tie ex
plained by the illuminating statement
that "the Pinclcy tariff is a tariff for
prosperity.' and, the-se not being very
prosperous times, it is ju t a 'good
revenue producer. Its main purpose
is to restrict importation and so check
foreign trad', and it is only when we
iiiiiort largely in spite of it that suf
ficient revenue e-an he counted upon.
Mr. Shaw admitted that the deficient y
of lv.' under the Wilson-t .orinan law
was less than it would have ben un
der the l'ingley ait, by way of aevount-
lug for the shortcoming of the latter
when prosperity wanes, but that he
considered really a merit. The less
the secretary manipulates and ex
rdains his statements the more char
itably will they Ik? judged ly those
who understand them."
A Sweet Breath
is a never failing sign of a healthy
stomach. When the breath is bad the
stomach is out of order. There is no
remedy in the world equal to Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure for curing indiges
tion, dyspepsia and all s'omach li
orders. Mrs. Mary S. Crick, e.f White
Plains. Ky.. writes: "I have been a
dyspeptic for years; tried all kinds of
remedies, but cemtinued to grow worse
By the use of Koded I began to im
prove at once, and after taking a few
bottles am fully restored in weight,
health and strength, and can eat
whatever I l:ke." Kodol digests what
you eat and makes the stomach sweet.
Sold by all druggists. i
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE FATE OF A DREAMER
Emery Melvin was a ne'er do well.
A friend of his once said to hirn, "Em
ery, you're a dreamer, and the worst
kind of a one." That made the young
fellow sick at heart, but he loved a
girl who comforted him by saying:
"Never mind, Emery. If you were
made a dreamer the worst kind of a
one means that you are very much of
a dreamer, and it's better to be a good
deal of one thing than a little of every
thing." However, Emery gave up dreaming
for awhile at least he thought he did
went to work at the trade he had learn
ed, carjentry, and married Hope Clark,
the girl who had comforted him. Put
it was not long he-fore he fell to dream
ing again. He worked daily at his
trad', hut made a very poor success at
It. His mind was not on hi.s work, but
on fanciful picture's that were constant
ly coming up before him. A troop of
actors coming to the town where he
livd, he went to see them. The next
day while he was sawing boards and
driving nails he was constructing a
play. For several years he continued
to conjure up characters, making them
move, puppet fashion, before his hrala
in various combinations. Then he
gradually devehped a plan. He knew
nothing about playwriting. but a nat
ural instinct told him that he must in
vent the things that his puppets would
do Iwfore writing out what they would
say. So he took some checkers and
marked them with the names of h!i
characters and moved them ou and off
his suppose-d stage, which was the
checkerboard, and in this way they
performed for him.
Meanwhile his wife stoenl by him.
She wished he was not u dreamer, but
if he had not be-eii she would not have
loved him so well. She took good care
ef what little money he earned ailtl
made It go it great way. Put children
were cominif on rapidly, and the poor
woman was worked nearly to death.
One day when Emery was out of n
Job he ceuicluded to go to the city and
tubiuit his play to an expert. He did
so, and the expert handed the play
back to him with 1ho verdict that It
was rubbish. Emery was not used to
stagecraft, he said, and had a lot of Im
possible situations. Emory, very much
discouraged, went back home with his
manuscript, but his wife, whose name
was we41 chosen, bid him not despair,
hut seuel It around to theatrical man
agers. He did so, hut at last bevaine
suspicious that the manuscript was not
be-::ig read. Pefore sending it out again
he stuck togetlwr several of the pager;
In different parts, and whe'ii t lit- manu
script came back to him these pr'ges
had not been separated, show'g that
h!s suspicions were correct. in ho
put his play in it closet, whe-re it lay for
several years, the dust gradually thM:
enlnr uion it.
One- day lie saw in a newspaper that
u certain manager who had been
hoiiuele-el by elramatlc authors because
he prod u 'fil such poor play and de
clined their very Kood ones had decided
to e.ffeT a prize of $ru( for a play. The
Judges were not to he the ree-ular dra
matic readers, hut representative lit
erary men und women. Emery bundled
up his piny and sent It to the address
It was tlirce months after this and
tho whereabouts of tho play were al
most forgotten when one day Emery
recedve 1 notice that his play had won
the prize. A check for $.i was In
closed, with a blank receipt and a note
stating 1hat within two months the
play would he put on the stage.
The coming of the play did not see "a
to make much of a stir In dramatic cir
cles. Hope saw an item in a newspa
per sneerlngly referring to the man
ager's prize plan as an advertising
doelge that would not pay, hut sl.e
burned the paper before her husband
saw it. At first Emery had great ox
peclations for his play, but his wife,
fearing that he would he disappointed,
tld him that she elouhted If more than
te S.-iin'i received would e-oine of it.
Put that was for them a great deal.
The Qight r the first performance
came, ana tne next eiay tan cry, wno
bad shrunk from being present at a
failure, eagerly seir.eel a morning paper
us soon as It came up from the city.
His play was dismissed by the critic
In a few sneering lines. He lmght
Other papers und found where there
wen e-omments they were severe criti
cisms, though eine er two papers said
the audience was a very kindly dis
posed erne and gave the play propeT
attention. In the evening e-ame a letter
from the manager saying that he ho
licved the play would do fairly well
aud might run perhaps thirty rights.
A few days later Emery received a
telegram to me to the city at once.
He readied the thaler that night just
before the close of the third act and
entered a bemuse crowded with an en
thusiastic audience. When the curtain
went down the're was a wild yell for
the author. The manager dragged Em
ery, in his work clothes, on the stage.
The audience seeined puzzled at - his
appearance, and some one criexl: "We
don't want the stage carpenter. We
want the author." Tho manager ex
plained, and there was a thunder cf
Eieery was badly 'Tattled." He ask
ed th manager how he ce.e.ld ge-t his
wife and children to town, and the
mamiger t'legTaphil. "Conn with the
kids at ence und Ndster up your hus
band." The next right Hope sat in a private
box and saw her husband's triumph,
laughing and wepinc by turns. That
wes the beginning of the celebrated i
play. "Th Old Oaken Bucket." whii
fin Tll e"htC Q Tl H TV 1 ( ? a TlJ tfWAA '
' Food "FopReCect Ion.
"Hello, old chapS What do you think
of that cigar I gave you the other
"Don't ask me to think. I'm trying
to forget it."
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JOHN TURNER WYETH.
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