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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1004.
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Thursday, October 27, 1904.
A political party, like a man's resi
dence, needs a liouseeleaning occasion
ally. That is what the republican par
ty needs at t h present time.
How ran any party explain away the
fact that the Richard Yaies adminis
tration has cost this state four mil
lion more dollars than did the John I.
Hy voting for Deneen yon will en
dorse th- extravagant administration
of Gov. Yates, who has cost this state
four million more dollars than did John
P. Alig'-ld. You also vote for a con
tinuance of the rank extravagance.
Thomas V. Kerns, the democratic
candidate for lieutenant governor, in
spires confid'-nce with everyone he
meets. He has served three terms in
the Illinois legislature and is well
adapted and perfectly fitted to fill the
position he now seeks.
The trusts have entered into state
politics and are now making a secret
tight on Hon. Albert Watson, demo
cratic candidate for attorney general.
They recoynie the fact that Mr. Wat
son is a man whom they cannot handle
and that he will enforce the law if
IMaiii Uverj Day Graft.
The Springfield News, a republican
paper, in speaking of the misappropri
ation of the Illinois world's fair funds,
has the following to say:
"Does the publie know that Il'.'o.oimi
were appropriated for this fair, that
$.(iO()ii have been expended in col
lecting and arranging exhibits of the
state's resources, that $si.imm was
blown in on the Illinois building, and
that the rest has gone for what'.' bed
rooms, salaries and wages, fine furni
ture, junkets for friends. Rorer lunch
es, automobiles and graft, plain, every
day graft ?"
What Will It lie?
The tax rate in Illinois last year was
W2 cents on tin- hundred dollars. What
will it be should the republican ticket
be elect ed and Charles S. Deneen have
control of the state funds? This man
who made $;'.7.om per annum while
public prosecutor of Chicago, this is
the man whom the republicans are en
dorsing. I. en Small is another candi
date on the republican ticket, and he
wants to be state treasurer. This milk
man from Kankakee who got rich in
two years on a salary of $."on annum.
This is the manner of men the repub
lican bosses would have us elect to
handle our state funds.
Hon. Jos ;h Cannon, commonly call
ed 'T'ncle Joe" because of his age, is
having gr-at fun in his speeches by re
ferring to Judge Alton It. Parker as
"Mr. Facing-Hot h-Ways." Some of the
republican papers have taken tip this
nickname and are using it at every
"I'ncle Joe" evidently docs, not real
ize that with every speech he makes
he reminds the Hryan democrats that
Judge Parker was willing to supjKtrt
Mr. Itryan and that it is now their
duty to give .Mr. Parker their support.
He also forgets that during the sec
ond term of President Cleveland he.
Mr. Cannon, made many speeches all
over the slate, in which he repeatedly
sail!: ";ive nie tree silver and plenty
of it." Just a year afterward Joe Can
non was advocating a gold standard.
Now who is the "Mr. Facing Hot h
Ways." Mr. Cannon?
Judge Parker did not favor free sil
ver but was willing to support Mr.
Itryan because of the other planks in
the democratic platform which he
thought more important than the ques
tion of tree silver.
Mr. Camion advocated free silver un
til he barned that tb1 republican lead
ers wanted the gold standard, then he
turned a political flip flop, lit in the re
publican band wagon and began abus
ing the advocates of free silver.
If any man of political prominence
today deserves the name of "Mr.
Facing I tot h Ways" that man is your
Vnclc Joseph,. The silver question is
not the only question on which he has
had "a change of heart" when he learn
ed that his views were in direct oppo
sition to N- views of the party leaders.
He can r' hi mind on a minute's
notice and always bobs up serenely
ami ready to abuse the d. niocra's.
Next year, when he has a democratic
chairman in the house of representa
tives "I'ncle Jo?" will be at the feet of
the new chairman asking for democrat
'Tncle Joe" Cannon won't call Judge
Parker ".Mr. Facing-P-oth-Ways" down
in Tuscola, where he once lived. Ho
knows that the voters have not forgot
ten the speeches he made there, only a
few years ago, in which he advocated
"I'll give any man five dollars who
will indose Mr. Cleveland's financial
policy." said Joe Cannon in a speech
at Edgar county. Illinois during the
second term of (J rover Cleveland. One
of his listeners arose and demanded
the five-spot, and Mr. Camion never
again renesved his generous offer.
The Cost of the War.
A military expert of the Tondon
Times figures out that the war in the
east is costing the belligerents -.,
Hint per day. He assigns threevfourths
of this expenditure to Russia on ac
count of the distance of the army from
horn'? and the extravagance and cor
ruption of lur government. It is the
universal testimony that Japan,
through the self denial of her people,
the efficiency of her governmenit and
the scrupulous honesty of her civil and
military servants, is making war more
cheaply than it ever has been made in
Nevertheless it is considered that
both nations will have to borrow more
money abroad if the war should con
tinue for lng. This makes the dis
position of other nations to aid them
with loans a highly iniKrtant feature
in the military situation. Of course
governments do not lend money direct
ly to belligerents; but if. is well known
that bankers are influenced by politi
cal considerations in taking or refus
ing national loans. Nearly half ot
Russia's great debt of $::.r,oo. (ioo.oimi is
held by her political ally, France. On
the other hand only about $::oo, iito.bnti
of Japan's small debt is held abroad.
The older debt was pretty w I: scat
tered over F.urope; but all of the last
issue of $r.(ui,iMiii was taken in Eng
land and the United States.
There is another indication of the
feeling of nations in the fact that it. is
generally believed Russia's next loan
will be placed in Ccrmany and that the.
political price of it is the new commer
cial treaty just made. Nations show
their sympathies in war now by financ
ing the military operations of their al
lies, just as they used to send armies
to the assistance of ' their friends in
ruder times. The modern method of
showing international friendship is
less arduous and cheaper. At worst
the ally loses only money, as when the
British loaded up with confederate
bonds. In rase of success, the ally
gets not only gratitude but a profitable
ENGLISH MOB FIGHTS
FOR AMERICAN SAILOR
Takes Part of Jackie When Arrest
ed and Handles Officer
liondoii. Oct. 27. A remarkable
spontaneous street demonstration in
favor of the I'nited States occurred in
the west end of I union after mid
night. It arose from an unpleasant
cause. An intoxicated sailor belong
ing to the American cruiser Olympia
was arrested by a io!icenian in Leices
ter square, the onlookers say needless
ly, as he was giving no trouble.
The sailor resisted and in the strug
gle both he and the olicinan fell.
The sailor's bead was badly cut. A
crowd of several hundred persons
gathered and demanded the sailor's re
lease. Other police came to the scene
ami the crowd, which continued to in
crease, accused the police of brutality
ami hooted at them.
Suddenly the hoots gave way to
cheers for the Cnited States navy.
They continued to increase in volume
until the police station was reached,
where a big force of men scattered
the crowd. Several spectators who
wished to testify against the police
were refused admission to the sta
IS STILL MEMBER OF MILITIA
Georgia Infantry Stands by Captain
Dismissed by Court-Martial.
Savannah. Ia.. (Hi. 27. Former
Captain Robert M. Hitch, who has
bet ii dismissed from the military serv
ice of the state by order of the govern
ment upon the rec (-.innmdat ion of tin
court-martial that tried him for failure
to prevent the mob at Statesboro from
securing and lynching the prisoners.
Cato and Reed, was night elected
an honorary member of the Oglethorpe
Light infantry, the company that Cnpt.
Hitch command !.
FEAR FOR MISSING PEORIA GIRL
Hazel Armstrong. Aged 16. Disappears
After Death of Sister.
Peoria. Oct. 27. Hazel Armstrong,
aeed 1!. daughter of Milliard Arm
strong, lias been missine for two
weeks. Her sister died recently- and
Hazel was plunged in grief. She was
without money, was a telephone op-r
ator. and had never talked of suicide.
Sje was a beautiful girl, and theories
are rife concerning kidnaping and foul
TWO A VERICANS MURDERED.
San Francisco. Oct. 27. Louis Kai
ser. Ame rican consul at Mazatian. has
arrived here en route to Washington
with a reiort of the murder i.f two
Americans. Clarence V':.y and Edward
Latimer, of Asua Calient, e Iv-baca. or.
July 1" last. Kaiser will take the case
to Washington with a demand that
some suitable reparation be made by
the Mexican sovernraent.
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE LITTLE GRAVE. j
Two negroes, a man and a woman,
emerge from the manor house of a
plantation in the south. The woman,
carries under her arm an oblm: metiil
box long enotvgh t j contain an infant,
the man a spade. Not far from the
house is a plot of ground in which the
bones of the Asbleys for geiierati n
lie burb-d. The two go to this spot; the
man digs a grave, the cotl:n is lowered
and the earth thrown back. In due
time a small headstone i., ereetetl bear
ing the name Alexander Ashley, aged
eight months aud seven days.
Twenty years pass. I.eoiiarJ Hunt,
a man jf thirty, is in possession of the
Ashley estate. He is the sou of Camil
la Hunt. m-e Ashley, it ii. i the planta
tion passed into his hands, his uncle
Charles A.d.ley dying childless. Leon
ard Hunt has inherited whatever is
bad In the Ashleys. They are a high
strung race, made domineering by the
possession of slavi. and in Leonard
this feature is abnormally exaggerat
ed. He is feared by the planters in
his neighborhood beeaus? he will brook
no will but his own and enforce his ar
rogant demands at the mouth of the
One afternoon a rear door of the
Ashley manor openo . and Leonard
Hunt, followed by three others, stepped
out on t j the veranda and walked
hastily toward a bit of ground sur
rounded by trees. There was a hard 1 ok
on his face, for be was bent on putting
out of his way the man next behind
him, young Harry lb kvith. who had
come between hi;n and the woman he
would make bis wife. The men hud
met for scial enjoyment at Ashley
Manor, and 1 1 tm; had deliberately in
sulted his guest. The two principals
wen- going to settle their affair, the
tv, , other men. Crldlcy and Stone, to
act as seconds. (iridley carried :t small
box conta iniiig pistols, mid as soon as
the ground was reached he and Stone
paced off the distance. Then the com
batants were placed in position and the
signal given. Peckuith tired into the
branches of a tree above- his antago
nist's head and received a bullet in bis
The party were bendimr over him,
stanching the blood, when an old negro
woman en me out of the manor house
and made her way hurriedly to the
group. When she saw P.eckwith lying
on the ground in a pool of blood she
began to wring her hands and wail:
"Wlia d" missy make me sw'ar I'd
never tell till he was t wt-nty-oneV And
to think he'd "a" been t"wciity-one nex'
month! I heard yo". Mars Hunt; I heard
yo eallin' him names no gentleman
would bear to hear. And he yo' guest!
Wli.i' all the Ashleys think to know
one of 'em killed a guest, and they the
most hospitable men in the s'tith!"
"What's the matter with you, Liz
zie':" growled Hunt. "I couldn't help
It that tin- quarrel arose in my house."
'Vo' Lille! hijn because Missy Agnes
loved him. and yo' know it."
"You infernal nigger, shut up!"
''Yo'll have a hard time sbuttin mo
up. Mars Hunt, and now if it is too
late I'm goin" to speak. I " yo' see that
grave over there"? Yo" think little
Alex Ashley lies there? lie don't; no
Kin h thing. He lies there" pointing:
to Keekwith. "I put the cotliu in the
ground myself. I was Missy Ashley's
m.'id. Colonel Ashley got a divo'co
and married again. Missy was afraid
his new wife would get rid of little
Alex to make sure of the estate fV her
own son. I told her 'twasn't any use.
fo little Tommy was sickly and died
soo:i after. Put she would have it. I
and my man put some stones in a
child's cothn and buried it. givln' out
that Alex was daid. while his mother
carried him off at night, and be was
brought up by her uncle. Mars Harvey
P.e kwith. as bis own son."
"Yon lying hag!" yelled Hunt. "Have
you gone mad':"
"If yo' want to find out yo' go dig
up the cotliu and see."
"There's nothing but dirt there after
s long a burial," said Hunt, terror
stricken lest the woman's story was
"Missy thought of that, and she had
It put in n metal box."
Meanwhile the two seconds, unmind
ful of the woman's talk, had !een con
sulting and. taking up the form from
the ground, had carried it to the house.
The men had been too hot to wait for a
PurgHn. but now one was sent for and
soon came galloping up on horseback.
After examining the wounded man he
pronounced the chances all against
him. Then came Acnes Parr, passing
limit In the ha!l without raising her
eyes to him. and. going to Iieekwitb's
room, she implored him to live for her
Hunt for awhile ignored the negro's
story, but the two seconds had heard
enough of it to wish to have it co
firmed or disproved, and when Hunt
at last yielded to the pressure of cir
cumstances and opened the grave It
was dotie in presence of witnesses.
While the party were at the grave
Agnes Harr was with her lover. Old
Lizzie stationed herself nt the window
where she could overlook the disin
terment. "They're pn'din It up. Mars Alex."
she said. "There It comes. (Jrrwious.
how moldy It Is! They're nibbin the
dirt off and feeiin fo" the place where
It's been soldered. Old Solomon's com
In' fo' tools. I reckon. There he g.ws
with the hatchet, and a chisel. They're
takin' off the lid. See Mars Hunt
stagger. Nothln" in it but stones.
Reckon I ought to know, 'cause I put
em there. Now, Mars Alex, to" in yo'
And so it was proved. On his rc v
ery he fosml himself In undisputed
WERE RUSSIANS ATTACKED?
i"e:iil!Oi-d from P.' A-
ing before it a statement of
presented by its own oncers.
ntf : Prom ikr Million.
P.encLendoi ff ids-o noimed out that
the emperor's telegram is regarded by
all Russians less as a personal com
munication to King Edward than as
an expression of the sentiment of the
whole Russian nation. There is no in
dication of Lansdowne withdrawing his
demand. Though the dispute has not
yet reached the ultimatum stage 1; is
likely to do so if today passes without
some- recognition of punishment in
principle by the emperor's government.
1ny H- notlit-r Si.le II.
London. Oct. 27. Hetickondorft" paid
another visit to Lansdowne at "
o'clock tliis afternoon presumably to
discuss Rojest v nsky's report. This
has caused considerable bewilderment
here since, while the statement that
two torpedo boats wvre among the
fishing fleet is generally scouted, thert
is the beginning to be evident- of
some disposition to believe in the pos
sibility that there is another side to
the fishermen's story.
May SiilonU A rliil rntioii.
London. Oct. 27. The Associated
Press understands tin- new phase in
troduced into the situation by Rojest -vensky's
report was almost the ex
elusive subject of discussion at two
conferences between Heiickendot ft" and
Lansdowne today. In cons. qn nee the
question of punishment is held in
abeyance. The g'-err.l situation has
improved to some extent. This even
ing i; is considered not improbable the
whole matter may be submitted to ar
bitration. 'I'll i rf I -!m-In hnrU'rviI.
Copenhagen. Oct. 27. The Associa
ted Press learns the Danish ministry
of marine was informed several ships
chartered by tin- Japanese were at
Hull and intended to attack the Rus
sian squadron in the North sea. The
Russians were informed of this.
The Danish ministry was officially
informed i hat ' '. vessels had been
chartered by the "Japanese to attack
the Russian squadron.
X Tiuit' l.imil Sol.
l.on. loii. Oct. 27. While no time
limit for the receipt of Russia's reply
has been fixed it is generally under
stood today the route of the Russian
squadron past Gibraltar will be barred
by the channel squadron commanded
by Vice Admiral Rerosford.
At :: o'clock this afternoon lans
downe expressed the belief that, a
peaceful settlement would be arrived
I.loomy l-V-liic lVrvuilr.
Russia's continued failure to com
ply with ihe Rritish demand in this
respect creates gloomier feedings in
diplomatic circles, which is shared
with Lansdowne. Yesterday the im
pression was Russia would eventually
agree to this point. During the con
ference between Ronckendorff and
Lansdowne- the French ambassador
(ailed, thus confirming ihe prevalent
belief that France is doing her utmost
to promote a satisfactory settlement.
All the cabinet ministers have bee'ti
instructed to hold thcmse-lves in read
in ss in case a cabinet council should
be n. e-essary .
llil-k'fl ! I:lli Toricl Hon!.
Vigo. Spain, Oct. 27. Prince Kere
ti l"i. an officer of the battleship Em
peror Alexander III., gives the follow
ing explanation of the North sea inci
"The transport Anatel, which was
steaming ahead of the squadron, was
suddenly surrounded by eight torpedo
boats and reejuostec assistance, where--upon
the battle-ship division advanced
and signaled to the unknown vessels
'o b-nve or disch;se their nationality.
The vessels refused to obey and ad
vanced among the Russian battleships.
OHm-i-k I M !-! I-'irNt.
'Suddenly a cannon shot was heard
from an unknown vessel. Then the
admiral formed in battle line and re
plied to the- (ire. afterwards continuing
Prince Keietelli added that tin- Rus
sians feare-d the Strang- torpedo boats
were Japanese, as the admiral was
aware that the Japanese had purchas
ed such boats in England.
liiTMix-s l';nil:ir Ansrr.
! ondoti. Oct. 27. The explan
ation of the attack upon the
fishing boats in . newspaper dis
patches from Vigo, where Vice Admir
al Roje atv ensky and other Russian
(!!( rs are- quoted as saying that they
t bought they were being attacked by
.h'pa'iese torpedo boats, that their sig
nals were disregarded, and that they
were actually fired upon, is re-eived in
London as irieredihio and has served
edy to ine-r-ase popular anger.
Hoi. I II HllllKT I I
St. Petersburg. Oct. 27. -So far as pub
lic opinion an b said to exi.M at ail
lore it is unfavorable- to the Rritish
demands. The r- are abundant expres
sions of sympathy for the victims, a
readiness to subscribe to th- relief
fend which a newspaper has started,
I but the id-a of any thing more being
! necessary is bevond Russian c-oncep-
"All this fuss abort a handful c.f
p as ant fishner." .i someth'rig i:'
conccivable to the minds of the official
aristocratic class. -s. who are incapabb-
t' comprehending the value set upon
tli" lives of h'inibb1 folk in tJreat 15ri'
This eompletely antithetical point
of view constitutes fine of the chdt-f j
dangers of the situation. How far the;
! gov rnment will be abb- to detach it-;
I s' If from his characteristic Mu.-eovite !
I k point i impossibie to say. j
Allowed tii foal. j
I Vigo. Spain. Oct. 27 The Spanish!
I authorities have given permission for)
'the Russian s.uadroa to coal limiting O
j vaeh vessel to 4:o tons. The squadron
I sails tomorrow morning r.t daybreak
1 ii:iiirn (trdf rt-d I '.:;?.
j Finnic, Hungary. Oct. 27. The divis
ion of the liritish Mediterranean squad
i roa now here has received urgent or
jders from the admiralty to unite with
the division anchored at Pola. Atistria.
(and continue the voyage eastward.
j t)t-i:intIritiiin ill Knnrrnl.
! Hull. Oct. 27. The funeral today of
the two victims of the North sea trag
edy was made the occasion of a great
;. folic demons! rat ion.
Knmi-r II-oiI lncrii-i!.
Paris. Oct. 27. The gravity of tho
Anglo-Russian situation excites nuist
serious consideration at the foreign
office here and in governmental quar
ters generally. It is expect ed Premier
jPalfotir will make an important and
(decisive declaration during his speech
tomorrow. Authorities here are doing
their utmost to secure a Russian ex
planation and hope this will have a
calming influence before Ralfour's
declaration is made.
Official advices from St. Petersburg
indicate that Russia is desirous eif
making ample amends, but is not de
sirous of being forced t a precipitate
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