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Tuesday, September 27, 1904.
John D. Rockefeller. Jr.. has given
f 5MMt to a colleee. Wonder what it is
that we'll have to pay more for?
The Russians claim to have a sur
prise in store for the Japs at Mukden.
Maybe they don't intend to retreat.
(iov. Mickey, of Nebraska, admits he
rides on a railroad pass. Probably ev
erybody in Nebraska knew if. The point
is t hat the governor admits it.
The Pullman and International Har
vester companies have resumed opera
tions but on a limited scale, and with
non-union nun. Oh, these are great
It is said that the democratic cam
paicn committee in Illinois is fioing to
ask Deiieen to j;o in joint debate with
Stringer. This would certainly be edi
fying and lend zest to an apathetic
campaign on both sides, but would not
affect iie result. It will be generally
conceded that Stringer could outpoint
Deneen in a joint debate because he is
more ready of tongue and not quite so
ponderous. 1 ten ten has looked in the
mirror until 'lie has come to believe
that he is a comjwjsito of the typical
Roman senator. Napoleon IJonaparte,
and the late President McKinley. To
get away with this load requires more
dignity than could be successfully lug
ged into a joint debate. IMoomington
As King Kdward has cast his royal
eye with favor on the revival of knee
breeches, stockings and pumps for
men's evening wear, and as the latter
part of this month has been set for
the appearance of a ;i;irty at a dinner
in the Carleton house, London, garbed
as in the days of the tleorges. the imi
tative set in New York is in llutter.
Nothing will do but that this custom
shall be adopted here immediately.
The women, without stopping to think
how unbecoming "short clothes" would
be to many pairs of metropolitan
shanks, are more clamorous for the in
novation than the men. It is not pur
posed to appear in silken breeches and
stockinged legs on special occasion
only, but every evening after dinner.
whether in the home, at a theatre, ir.
the street or at a late supne,-.
The New York Globe recalls that a
few years ago the scientific sensation
was liquid air. as recently it has been
radium. Liquid air was to turn all our
wheels, heat our houses in winter, and
cool thorn in summer liquid air was
to destroy our garbage, anaesthttize all
our pain, and usher in a new era. It
was soberly argued by men who made
claim to scientific knowledge that
liquid air could be used to run com
pressors to make more liquid air, and
thus, with a thimbleful at the start, a
force could be created strong enough
to pry the earth from its orbit. A sad
commentary on these high hopes is an
item to the effect that judgment of
$r7:l against the company owning the
patent has been returned unsatisfied
Liquid air is as wonderful as it ever
was. but wonderfulness is not useful
ness. Science also has its toys.
Opposed to Kc for m.
The American Economist, the trust
supported organ of the protectionists,
entirely approves the Republican plat
form and especially commends the tar
iff plank, which it says Is "the pledge
against unnecessary tariff tinkering
and the pledge that no schemes for
reciprocity In trade with foreign na
tions shall be permitted to injure any
industry in the United States." It Is
well to have this, the highest authority,
tell us what the Republican platform
does mean on the tariff question. Those
Republicans who are anxious for rec
iprocity with Canada and other coun
tries will know their demands are net
to receive the slightest consideration.
The Economist also shows Its utter
abhorrence of the Cuban reciprocity
treaty which President Roosevelt
forced through congress, for it adds:
The fact will not be lost sight of
that had the principles enunciated in
the platform governed the Kepublieau
national administration during the past
two years there would have een no
such thing as reciprocal trade agree
ments with any foreign nation, no mat
ter bow great the incentive or how
charitable the spirit which prompted
such ner't'?ition. when the fact was
clearly demonstrable that more than
one industry in the United States was
certain to Le injuriously affected
That is certainly a fair slap in the
fjcefor V& silent llogYdU Who the.
Economist evidently thinks was not
governed by true protection principles,
for it is "clearly demonstrable that
more than one industry in the United
States was certain to be injuriously
affected thereby." The injured indus
tries are sugar and tobacco. Loth of
which are controlled by trusts, and the
lament of this Republican organ shows
clearly the connection between the
trusts and that party and the absolute
domination of the trust barons over
the late Republican convention.
The monopolists have so tied up the
Republican party in its platform that
for at least the next four years, if that
party Is successful, there will be no
tinkering with the sacred tariff law.
A Republican candidate for congress
may promise to favor reciprocity, or to
revise the tariff so that it will not
foster trusts, but if elected he will be
powerless to do anything for tariff
reform without breaking with his
party. It will be well for Republicans
who have hitherto voted the Republic
an ticket, but now think reciprocity or
a revision of those tariff schedules that
protect the trusts in selling abroad
cheaper than here should be adopted,
to question their candidates for con
gress on how far they will be willing
to go for reciprocity or reform.
Time to Draw the Line.
Adilicksism has been taken into the
Republican fold notwithstanding it rep
resents all that is censurable in poli
tics. The Addicks delegates from Dela
ware were seated in the Republican
national convention, although it was
well known that political debauchery
was the cause of their being there.
President Roosevelt has again approv
ed of the rotten side of Delaware poli
ties by appointing William M. Hynie
as assistant district attorney for Ner
York, who has been one of the princi
pal Addicks strikers and partisans. He
has only resided in New York for a few
months, so his appointment is therefore
the more remarkable, and when it is
remembered that the United States sen
ate refused to confirm his appointment
as district attorney for Delaware it is
the more extraordinary. To inject the
poison of Addicksism into the Repub
lican organization of New York by
planting one of its shoots in that fertile
soil for strategy and spoils in the im
portant ollice of United States district
attorney, where the opportunity for po
litical evils are so numerous, Is almost
Talk of home rule and civil service
reform and boast, as the Republicans
do. that President Roosevelt is for their
honest enforcement and then think of
such an appointment when the facts
were all well known. Usually excuses
can be made for bad appointments by
the president. He has to rely upon
what others tell him about those who
seek federal appointments, but in the
Ilyrne easy the appointee. Addicks and
the debauching of Delaware were all
notorious, and no one had more wealth
of details of the rottenness than Pres
"This is the last straw," says the
New York World. "We can stand Ad
dicks in Delaware if Delaware can. we
can stand Piatt and Odell in New Y'ork
if we have to, but 'when it conies to
making New York the dumping ground
for Addicks refuse which oven Dela
ware will not tolerate New York draws
When Chauncey Speaks.
Clumiio y M. r"('v in Kfnt: to address
a nm:it r of uiity fairs in the Interest
;f Hoi' vt it uiul Fa'rlnnks News Item.
Vheii c'hauncey speaks, what merry julba
And sri rklinjr ar, '!! ts
Will gu.sh J.x'o.-i. ly from Ids lips
To lur-; the Mttle'voo s!
MVby did the chicken cross the road?"
He'll ak In michty Kite.
And then with laughter he'll explode,
W'liilc you otis -rve "Tee hee!"
The Jokes Iiemosthonea sprung on
The poor, defenseless Greeks
We'll have a chance to think upon
When Chauncey speaks.
When C'haunc-y speaks the minstrel show
That opens In the town
Where h.- Is t illed will have to go
To ruin or iIi.k down.
For a!l thf ga;s I kstader's told
WoiiUI riot be one. two. thre.
When Chauncey tI!s yarns twice as old.
And his show is scot free.
Ah. how can any one deny
To him the votes he s. ks
Or k't-i) a dry and toirlfsa ey
When Chauncey speaks?
When Chauncey eperiks that dear old Jest,
"A door Is not a door,"
The er.e we know and loved the best.
Will Kreet our cars once mor?,
And all Jo Miller's witty strlr.g
That we so well have known
The sintl!latl?ie safie will pprinj
As If they were his own.
Who cures for issuea of the day
When all these Rrent antiques
Of humor point the voters' way
When Chauncey ppe.iks?
James Montag-je In New York America"
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in praise of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
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fered one week with bowel trouble
and took all kinds of medicine withour
getting any relief, when my friend, C.
Johnson, a merchant here, advised me
to take this remedy. After taking on?
dose I felt greatly relieved, anil when
I had taken the third dose was entirely
cured. I thank you from the bottom
of my heart for putting this great
remedy in the hands of mankind.'" For
sale by all leading drugrists.
What's in a Name?
Everything is in the name when it
conus to Witch Hazel Salve. E. C. De
Witf. & Co.. of Chicago, discovered
some years ago how to make a salve
from Witch Hazel that is a specific for
Piles. For blind, bleeding, itching and
protruding piles, eczema, cuts, burns,
bruises and ail skin diseases, DeWitt's
Salve has no equal. This has given
rise to numerous worthless counter
feits. Ask for DeWitfs the genuine.
Sold by all druggists.
DAILY SHORT STORY
I SIMMONS' LOVE STORY.
"Simmons, tell us a story."
Vhut kind of a story;"
A love story," put in one of the par
ty, with a grin, while the others guf
fawed. "I'll tell you a love story if you like."
'said Simmons soberly. The others
looked at each other as if wondering
what kind of a love story the unro
inantie Simmons would concoct. Then
they all agreed they would like to hear
It. This was the story:
"Ten years ago," began Simmons
"leastaways it was somewhere in the
eighties bein out of a Job. I was mov
iu' into Arizona. I was ridhi' alone
across the rolliu country, feel in" kind
0' desolate like, for I hadn't no rela
tives except way back in Indiana, and
the circumspection wasn't calculated to
alleviate no sich feelin's, there bein" no
shrubbery but cactus, which is no more
affectionate than a porcupine. Shortly
before sundown 1 was nioviii' parallel
with a rise In the ground on my left
toward the west when some'ers on
t'other side of it I Leered the crack of
a rifle, follered by three more cracks
comin' from a some'at different direc
tion. "I was in the Apache country, and
this set me to thinkin'. if there was
a disturbance 1 didn't want to git intu
it on the wrong side. Apaches haint
got no gratitude, and 1 preferred to
cast my fortunes on t'other side. 1
jir.t dismounts and climbs the rise and
when at the summit takes a peep
through the cactus without bein' seen.
Right down beiow was two wagons,
witli the stock and a family of whites
behind 'em. backed by the rise I was
on, while furder out was a small band
of redskins twenty or more, I reckon
crawlin" up en to 'cm, lirhi' as they
"I goes down to my horse, Mailings
two rifles, ineludin all the ammunition
I bad- there was plenty of it and
goes back to the crest. The 1'ijuns
bad scattered - deployed, as the sojers
say into a thin line curved like a bow
so's to take the whites bolh center
and on either think."
"Simmons," interrupted one of the
listeners, "do you call this a love
story V I call it a light in' yarn."
"The whites," continued Simmons
iinpertuibably, "was pretty much
liustered, for they never could tackle
the Injuns comin' from sich different
p'ints. There was ji middle aged man
and a woman about the same age. and
two young fellows about twenty and
eighteen, a kid. a boy of twelve, and a
gal. Every one of the half dozen of
'em had riiles in their hands, ineludin'
the kid. The ole man was tellin' 'em
not to tire till the Injuns got closer
I could hear every word be said not
to aim at the same savage and never
to fire without brin.yih down' :i ' inau:
He'd posted the gal on one extreme
flank and the kid on the other, where
there wasn't but one r two Injuns for
each to watch. The Apaches wasn't
firiu' jist then; they was doin soiuep'n
more turrable; they was a crcepm",
contract in' the line as they came.
When they got nigh the ole man hied
and dropped a redskin. At this all
the cithers fired, doin damage, except
the gal and the kid. Jist then the front
line moved fore'ad and the two Hunk
Injuns closed In rapid. It seemed to
me time for the reserve to come in, so
I dropped the Hank Injun goin' for
the gal, then tinned to the one before
the kid. which I sent back with a limp.
"Well. now. you'd oughter seen the
way them Injuns picked up their oars
and craned their necks to see where
the shootin came from. I knowed the
smoke hung over where I was. for we
hadn't no smokeless powder then, so
I moved purty quick a dozen yards
to the right and let fly again, but 1
didn't hurry, so I might bring down
an Injun every time. The family be
low was o.mal astonished, but not a
one of 'em dared take their eyes off'n
the redskins to se what was up. I
keeps movin' about behind the cactus,
firiu as rapid as I could convenient,
givin' the appearance of a line fifty
yards from tip to tip. In less'n ten
minutes I'd dropped five Injuns, and
the family, bavin" taken heart, dropped
as many more. I counted ten left.
Them ten d rawed oiT on ten range and
held a powwow, lookin" up at the crest
where I lay in the cactus, not wastin
no ammunition, therefore givin' no sign.
After awhile, likely conclndin' there
warn't much force on the crest, they
r.dvanced ag'in, usin' their ponies for
protection till they come within 200
yards, then made a dash for the wag
ons. "Of course I couldn't tell which
brought down the most of 'em, the
family or me. AH I knowed was that
four of 'em dropped, remainln' re
markable cjuiet: two of 'em dragged
themselves awny: the other three put
"em on their ponies and galloped away."
The story teller ceased to speak,
having apparently reached the end of
"Well." said a listener, "didn't the
family show no gratitude nor nothin'?"
"Didn't have no time. We was
afraid of more Apaches and lit right
"Rut where does the love part come
Simmons was evidently embarrass
ed. He took out a plug of tobacco and
tit off a big piece.
"I tol" yon it was to be a love story,
"Well, there warn't no time for love
Simmons coined restive under the
laugh that followed, and one of his
listeners, to help him out, asked a lead
"Did you travel with 'em long, Sim
mons?" "Been travelin with 'em ever since
and been keepin' bouse with one oa
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IN ST. LOUIS LAST SEPTEMBER.
That was the normal for the entire month. It ought to be
enough to convince you that now is the time for your World's
Fair visit neither too warm nor too cool, but just right.
The Burlington offers these very low rates this month:
In chair cars or coaches of any train;
7 days return limit. On sale daily ex
cept Friday and Saturday until and
including Nov. mill.
Starting any day in Rentemher; re
turning within M days.
Starlinjt any day in Septemher or Oc-
oher; ri'l iiruiii!; before lice. lii.
For full particulars about train service and a Free
F. A. RIDDELL. Agent.
'Phones Old 680. New b170.
Western Flour Mill
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Caterers and party cooks. Serve
parties of all kinds complete, O
also make and supply ice cream, x
cake, patties, croquettes and
salads. We also have a great
variety of china, silver, linen
and cut glass to rent. If you
are going to entertain, call up
'Phone 940 North, and see what
3 vve can do for you.
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Lost in A dmir action.
That la what "ii will 1i If you .
lect ynir jpan r from our slnck, as w
airn to K' l th- c-xclusl v- sale in the- city
of the li-st maiiiif.n-t ui'-rs In tin? Imri
ri. sh. also carry n In rue line of Ini-
portrd I'npiTM li nil I lie lirat lu loiill le
KmmIm. 10vm our cheap papers are ar
tistic. Prices run from ? cents to fl't
per roll. I'all and he convinced. W'e
also carry a full line of niouMiiiKS of
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