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Monday, August 22, 1904.
Addicks says the state of Delaware
onn't be bought. Which would mean
that Addkks has just bought it.
John Sharp Williams is being ham
mered for making a speech of so great
a length as 0,000 words, and I'ncle
Harry Davis is being pounled for mak
ing one of only 2,000. What's the use?
An Omaha aeronaut is suffering
from a strange mental affliction that
physicians say can't be cured. He
feels continually as though he was
about to fall. He never lived in Port
It has been discovered that several
million dollars' worth of radium has
been thrown away at Cripple Creek
since I he opening of that district. It
has taken a long lime to throw away
that stuff when you remember a pound
of it's worth more than a million.
Senator Lawrence H. Stringer start
ed at the bottom of the ladder, has at
tained distinction, ami is still climb
ing. He paid his way through school
by working at a printer's case. He
became a lawyer. He was elected to
the legislature when but 23 years old
and afterwards was elected to the sen
ate. No man in the state has the con
fidence of those whom he conies in
contact to a greater extent than has
Pierpont Morgan says that the nervi
est man he ever met was with him in a
railroad car while traveling in Europe.
The stranger, a (!crman, took a seat
oplfosite him. and was much inter
ested in the big black cigar the linan
cier was smoking. "Vould you mint
Siting me one like dot?" he finally
said. Although most astonished at
the bluntness of the request Morgan
readily complied therewith. The Ger
man lighted the cigar, took a few
puffs, and beaming with good nature
said: "I vould not haf droubled you.
but 1 had a match in mine poggid anil
1 did not know vat to do mit him."
Texas is neck and neck with Illinois
in the race for the largest railroad
mileage. Illinois has been in the load
for some time, but it looks as if she
would not long hold the supremacy.
In the last authentic report Illinois is
credited with ll.r.s:;, Texas 1 1 . 1 Si.
Pennsylvania lo.M'u, Iowa H.soi;. and
.New ork S.1S2 miles. IJy the rate of
increase. Texas, which has only 14
miles less than Illinois, will go to the
head of the list. As indicated her
possibilities for future development,
it may be noted that if she had as
many miles of road as Illinois in the
ratio of area she would have a mile
age of 4.".S2.:. but if no more in pro
jM)rtion to population the number
would be 1.210 less.
Thirty years ago John Anderson re
sided in a small town in Michigan. A
friend came to him and asked him to
invest r,noo with him to embark in
the grocery business. John agreed
to do it. but the friend took the ?.".
'to and decamped. Nothing was heard
of him until last week, when a wealthv
mine owner from Colorado . went to
I hieago to be treated for an affliction
of the throat. He grew worse and fin
ally died. On his death bed he made a
will by which he bequeathed to Ander
son $2r,ou'. out. of his large estate. He
was the old friend who had taken the
$"..0(ii, and out of it had made a for
tune. The money finds Anderson ir
Mackinac City in debt, and the circum
stances will soothe his declining
For a Siv-Year Term.
The publication of Judge Parker
letter of acceptance has revived the
irusaue in favor of a constitutional
amendment extending the presidential
term of six years and making reelec
tion impossible. The National Rn
ness league has entered the campaign
u is indisputable that a nrpsi.tcnti
election is a disturber of trade an
commerce, and therefore i i.,oo-
has a double interest in effecting the
change. But at least one reason given
by the league should have the thought-
iui consideration of every citizen:
"T-.o president, during his first term,
naturally being anxious to succeed
himself, is kept busy considering the
den:-:. :: aZ ioIitieians and planning
for a setoRd term; meanwhile impor
tant legislation for the general good
Commenting on this Judge Tuley
says that the constitutional amend
ment "will mean an overthrow or tne
'boss' and 'machine' government of
the people now existing." Deprived of
patronage the "boss" and the "ma
chine" must cease to exist. .Then, in
the words of Judge Tuley, "the people
will again govern themselves.
Of the hundreds of replies received
in a canvass made by the league, not
more than 1 per cent are unfavorable
or indifferent to the movement. It is
a plan certain to be endorsed by every
business interest in the country. Add
to this the desirableness of a return
to genuine self-government through
freeing the president from the dicta
tion of the political "boss" and the
political "machine," and we easily may
forsee hearty popular commendation
of the initiative taken by the National
The practical politician may oppose
the movement because he is the only
one to be hurt by its success. But let
it once be clearly understood that the
people and the business interests de
sire the amendment, that the welfare
of the nation demands it, and there
will be few states in the union that
will hesitate to give to congress the
necessary authority to act finally, once
the question is submitted.
New Force in Politics.
The American Federation of Labor,
which has an organization in every
city and many villages, does not per
mit political action, but is nonpartisan.
The leaders have found, however, that
congress will not heed their request for
legislation unless the individual mem
ber of congress is brought to fear de
feat if he does not vote for such laws
as labor demands. The labor leaders at
Washington after two months of exec
ntive meetings and consultations have
organized the "labor lyceuin and bu
reau of information,'' whose objects
are set forth to be the discussion of
economic questions as they relate to
the educational, social and industrial
conditions of the wagewoikers of the
United States, to collect and dissemi
nate legislative data relative to labor
measures submitted to the congress of
the I'nitcd States, to ascertain us far
as possible the attitude of senators and
representatives toward such measures
and forward such information to their
resective constituencies and to advise
the use of the initiative and referen
dum in the election of federal and state
One clause of the constitution pro
riles that any one who is a member of
a trades union in the I'nitcd States
amy become a member of the labor ly
ceuin. The work of the lyeeiim de
rolves largely upon the executive com
mittee, of which the president is ex
otiicio chairman. All complaints and
statements calling for action are re
ferral to this committee, which is
charged with the duty of investigation.
Before any action Is taken the lyceuin
must vote on the report of the com
mittee. '1 he inspiration of the organization is
said to have lceii tne treatment of la
bor Interests by congress on the injunc
tion and eight hour bills. The record
of congressmen Is being scrutinized
closely at presvnt. and, without par
tisan feeling, the ban Is expected to
full heavily on at least a half dozen
congressmen, who are having all they
desire to combat with In the shape of
In its account of this organization
the Washington Post uuotes Mr. Mc-
Culre. the president of the lyceuin, its
'We expect to enter the close districts
and do something that will count. I lu
laboring man could not enter political
lights heretofore in au organized body
because such a thing would not be per
mitted of a union. His interests have
suffered. Then, again, there are u num
ber of -ongressmen who came here and
have done everything in their power
to defeat the etids of the laboring man
and then return home to tell the labor
er how much they have been doing for
him. We intend to put a stop to that
kind of work."
That action will certainly make it
uncomfortable for most of tho Kepub
Iican leaders, who. while pretending to
be favorable to lnlxr. have managed to
defeat all the legislation that labor
Mr. Hoot's Choice of an Issue.
Henry ii. Havls may outlive Koose
velt. Taii-banks and Boot. Who can
tell? Life is as mysterious as death.
An old bishop, recently appointed, at
that lime was sneered nt by his young
canon, who aspired to be a prelate
himself. "Why." he said, "have they
sent us this old man for a bishop?"
Overheating the ungracious remark,
the bishop said. "Young man. imma
ture fruit often falls first." Within a
brief period the young canon was dead,
and the bishop Iivsl to be ninety-two
and was useful to the last. It may be
that Mr. Boot was disincline to dis
cuss, for instance, the searching propo
sitions of the New York World directed
against Roosevelt and his administra
tion. It is easier to seek to create
alarm over Mr. Davis' age. August
(da.) Chronicle. .
The Unrest In Massachusetts.
If those who look to immediate and
concrete political results from the
movement in Massachusetts toward
reciprocity are likely to be disappoint
ed, it would le idle to ignore the fact
that this movement is sufficiently se
rious to give the Republican leaders
food for thought. The business men of
the btate see dearly that their inter
ests are at Make, and, while loyalty to
the president may keep them in line
this year, they will not remain in
definitely with a party which they be
lieve is delilK-rately sacrificing those in
terests. The unrest in Massachusetts
may soon concern intimately others
than Senator Lodge. Providence Jour
nal. . .
Daring the war between the United
Btates and Mexico Joaquin Corcuelo, a
native of the City of Mexico, where he
had been brought up among the wealth
ier classes, being of a somewhat law
less disposition, preferred to lead a
band of guerrillas to placing himself
under military discipline. Corcuelo was
but twenty-two years old, fearless and
exceedingly handsome. The conse
quence was that few of the country
girls he met failed to fall in love with
him. None of them affected him seri
ously till he and his band camped one
night on a small hacienda owned by
Miguel Sangrado, when Joaquin Cor
cuelo and Concia Sangrado met.
Corcuelo spent some time near San
grado's hacienda harassing the United
States troops. Every meeting with
Concia Sangrado bound him closer to
her and her to him. She soon came
to understand that In case he fell into
the hands of his enemies, not being in
the regular military service, he would
not be exchanged as a prisoner of Avar,
but would suffer death. This troubled
her greatly, and she Itegged him to give
up his guerrilla life and enter the army.
He finally consented to do so. and his
men agreed to go with him in a body.
Corcuelo sent them to the capital under
command of one of his lieutenants, in
tending to follow the next day. The
truth was, he could not tear himself
away from Concia Sangrado. and after
his troop's departure gave himself up
to spending each day with her, each
day intending to go the next.
One evening two companies of United
States cavalry, under the command of
Major Mackenzie, rode up to the hacien
da n nd crimped for the night. Corcuelo
was in the house, and as soon as the
soldiers appeared Concia placed him in
safe- hiding. But a young Mexican,
who was in love with Concia and was
beside himself at losing her to Corcuelo,
told the Americans that he was in the
house, and a search resulted in his dis
covery. Major Mackenzie, as soon as he was
satisfied that the man he had cap
tured was the notorious Coivuelo, who
h d given the Americans so much trou
ble in harassing their communications,
ordered that he be taken out at day
light the next morning and shot.,. His
decision was communicated to the pris
oner, who sent at once for Concia for
a last farewell.
When Concia left the chamber In
which her lover was confined there was
the light of a terrible purpose in her
eyes. The soldiers were camped on the
grounds of the place, while th:ir com
mander occupied a room in the house.
Concia went to her father's bedroom,
where she knew he kept his weapons,
and, taking a pistol, put It in the iock
et of her dress, went to the major's
room and without knocking opened Me
door. The major sat writing nt a table;
but. seeing Concia standing in the door
way, be arose and said:
"Sonorlta, to what do I owe this
visit? The customs of your country
Concia entered the room, shut the
d'xr behind her and locked it.
"I come," she said, "to demand tha
life of Joaquin Corcuelo."
Drawing her pistol as she spoke, she
covered the major. He had unclasped
his belt, to which were attached his
saber and pistol, and it lay on a chair
n few steps from him.
"Corcuelo is a guerrilla." he said,
"and that Is the same as a robber. My
orders are to shoot all such without
"Corcuelo has never been a robber,
no is too high spirited to submit to
military discipline; therefore he has
fought you Independently."
"My orders from my commander are
to shoot all citizens found in arms."
"And I have an order which comes
from my heart to kill you unless you re
"Then I shall not die on the battle
field," said the major with perfect com
posure. "But wait one moment till I
Lid adieu to my w ife."
"You are writing to your wife? Then
yen know what It is to love." Throw
ing away her pistol, Concia knelt be
fore the table at which the ollker hud
been writing. "I cannot take you from
one who loves you and cause her to
suffer what I suffer at losing the one
I love. Spare him to me. In the name
cf the blessed Mother of God, spare
him. I have induced him to abandon
his mode of warfare and enter the
army. His band went thrn days ago
to the capital to enlist in a body. He
would have gone with them but that
I could net bear to part with him. He
has delayed from day to day till your
coming. Spare him and I promise you
that when he meets you again it will
be as a soldier."
The major rose from his seat, went
to the kneeling figure and raised it.
"Senorita, your request is granted.
I shall disobey my order, and in doing
so am liable to punishment. I have
only the word of a Mexican girl, which
would not be sufficient for my general,
but it is enough for me."
Seating himseif against the table, be
wrote an order for the guerrilla's re
lease and handed it to Concia.
"Take this to the guard," he con
tinued," and tell the officer that you
forced me to grant your request, not
by your threat, but by your devotion.
I have a wife at home who wo'ild dare
as much for me, and I shall finish my
letter to her by telling her that I Lave
been conquered by a little Mexican
Major Mackenzie was court martial
ed for releasing his prisoner, but the
Mexican general, Santa Anna, hearing
of it. sent a message to General
Taylor giving special reasons why Cor
cuelo s ho aid have been spared, and the
major w&j acquitted.
AGATHA W. ODELL.
DAILY SHORT STORY
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Iowa; Miss A. McCenery. Wilton,
Iowa: G. C. Kuhlman. Cleveland. Ohio:
J. W. Baumgarten, Baltimore. Md.: E.
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Kaichen. Cincinnati: Fred J. Mar
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son. Macomb; Noah Knapp. Hindsboro.
111.; Frank T. Hanney. Buffalo. N. Y.:
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V. B. Samples; J. C. Morgan, S. T.
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York; J. M. Williams. Chicago: J
C. Tomlinson, St. Louis; J. C. Walters.
Kewinice: C. F. Riche, Chicago; E. C.
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Kelso, city; F. H. Eberhait and wife.
Monticello. Iowa; W. M. Gordon, Peo
ria: B. C. Dunlap. A. H. Ullman. Peo
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Sheep market weak, lue lower.
UK market c h.seil slow. I.ix'nt .vo."
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Live l'oultry Sprinpr ehiokens, $2.T.".
ti S.2.". per dozen; hens Sc per pound:
turkeys llu- per pound: iliicks So; kci-su
Vegetables Potatoes 4 0o.
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