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THE AUGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1904.
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Wednesday, December 7, 1904.
Tbe ?Cew Orleans States thinks that
In the next four years the Socialist par
ty wltt absorb what is left of the Popo-
The wise Christmas chopper is al
ways getting in his work. The early
bird catches the worm and the
worms are (at this year.
If Mr. IJoonevelt has an explanation
which will e.rplain his position In re
gard to bis position over tbe race ques
Con. tbe people of tbe south will be
more than glad to barken unto 1L
There has been a change in the
proprietorship of the Springfield
News. J. McCan Davis and associates
succeeding to the control of the in
terests heretofore held by F. M. Mills
The -iddy limit" in American poll-
tics has been reached. A woman in
Colorado has been arrested charged
with buying; the votes of her fellow
woman voters at the recent elation
Those banks in Ohio and others that
are failing with such unfaltering rig
ularity seem to have lost sight of tbe
fact that Roosevelt was elected a
month ago. These are the promised
prosperity limes and we can't stand
for but tip!."
Pm-b landslides as that which Las
Jnst given the Republican new power
do not come ofteiMT than once in a
generation. If Mr. Itooscrelt wants to
insure n Republican su-essor ha
should make his second administration
not merely one of strenuous action, but
of real reform. I udlaua polls News.
Congressman Grander of Rhode I si
and is finally declared elected by the
state returning board, his plurality
being fixed at 133. On a total vote of
about 33.0m there were 3.5!." defective
ballots under the strict rules of the
board regarding distinguishing marks
That makes a very large number of
voters disfranchised bvcause of super
fluous iH-ncil marks and spots on the
paper. Hut when it comes to recount
ing vites. a Rhode Island republican
returning board takes the premium
It can see fly specks on a ballot when
it can't see the ballot.
Presidium Koosfvelt says consider
able in the is.noo words of his
message, but utters no syllable con
cerning the tariff. The natural infer
ence therefore is that if he proposes
to keep in touch with the people, he will
take up this problem later and make it
the subject of a special communication
to congress. Now that President
Roosevelt fl bis tenure of the
White House to be in his own right
he may assert his desire for a little
tariff revision in the direction in which
his opinions turn, despite the platform
on which he was elected. The present
message is prosaic and unsensational in
most of its lines, but chiefly notable
for its frankness.
Hrilliaot us has been the success
achieved by American duchesses and
countesses in England, few women
from this country wield as much influ
eoce in Ixindon society as does Mrs
Anthony J. Drexel of Philadelphia.
Her tact and charm are more potent
than strawberry leaves and ermine in
luring royalty to her Mayfuir recep
tion. Indeed, there are members of
the reigning family who regard It as
a privilege to be her guests, while as
for the peerage it puts on no airs
with Mrs. "Tony." Yet with ail her
power and in spite of the overwhelm
ing attention shown her. Mrs. Drexel
remains a good American and ex
presses as much corn for the perm a
nent expatriates as If she never ha a
visited the other side.
Illinois: mm m Whisky Producer.
Statistics are really weak things
when they run acainM enduring im
pressions, by some called prejudices.
f the people. For instance, there arc
the infernal revenue Agure for tbe
lat flcC year. Just made public.
They iho that the tji- of Illinois
Is first in th amount of internal rev
enue i.t'!. Not only that, it i f.rt b
a big margin, in fact other state are
In the a'svrrn clas. Illinois paid in
$S2.ou.sm. aud the bent the nest
state otv.iM do was l.'fl.'Htrt.iMMr. which
was New York's contribution to ihv.
And where is Kentucky in tbe list?
It is aay down the line tvuie where;
in fact it is not entitled to' be men
tioned In the same breath with Illi
nois. Yet Kentucky continues tr w
associated in the minds of the people
with the manufacture of strong drink,
and nowhere will you find anybody
outside the revenue collectors who are
aware that Illinois does something
along that same "line. Yet the story
of this year's figures is not a new
thing; we have bad the same thing
for many years.
If Illinois enjoys distinction in the
matter of whisky production she ought
not to deny her sister commonwealth
what comfort she can gain on the sub
ject of whisky consumption.
The Western Idea.
If the I!piMk-aiis are wise they will
keep their eyes on La Follette. He Is a
representative of tbe western idea that
tbe tariff is in reed of reforming and
that the trusts should be curbed. He
has not hesitated to say that be stands
for reform along these lines. In all
probability if I.a Follette were to try
for the presidential nomination of the
Republican party on a platform Inimi
cal to the trusts he would never get it.
But Le Is a man of power and re
sources, and if Le gets after the trusts
nn2 the tariff with a sharp 6 tick In
cad earnest be" would make things
lively for a time. Savannah News.
At the Harper Henry Mortz. Hugo
Alsberg. New York; R. B. Maguire.
Cincinnati: J. N. Wilson. St. Louis;
Felix Flasher. Chicago: Frank Wing.
Middletown; L. B. Millington. Chica
go; P. Benjamin. Pittsburg; H. D.
Loupricb. I. N. Perrin. W. C. Holbert.
Chicago; H. H. Tucb. Cincinnati: F.
W. Hearvey. New York; C. F. Willen
water, Bloomington: H. B. Wildman.
L. I?mmel, Chicago; W. W. Lyall.
Clinton: U. G. Benedict. St. Louis; D.
T. Whelan. South Bend. Ind.: F. E. Ar
nold. Indianapolis; John Tinker. Ke
wanee; J. 11. Wilsuu, St. Louis: F. J.
Brown. C. Ketcham. O. W. Carothers.
Chicago: J. W. Lewis. Baltimore; S. D.
Crozier. Rock Island; Bert Kennett.
Cincinnati; C. H. Mosshart, Chicago;
G. D. Drake, St. Louis; F. L. Gregg.
Kansas City; W. N. Durkee. Omaha;
Lee Levi. Chicago; R. Sinsheimer. Chi
cago; Thomas Brown. Galesburg: H.
G. Davis. Chicago: 4. H. Richford, Pe
oria; W. V. Birley. J. F. Wyatt. Vir
ginia. 111.; W. H. Crill. Monroe; L. E.
lieidretb. Chicago: J. Wiliuont. Janies
ville; R. Loudberg. Kirkland; J. B.
Kilpatrick. Chicago; A. I Small. Bos
ton; G. E. McCoughan. Chicago; T. E.
Van Sant. Kansas City; W. S. Cokn.
Muscatine: S. C. GiiYon!. Roek IslanJ;
F. G. Rugh. Kewanee; Charles Jard-
ing: Abe Kosenheld; E. . Avery.
Quincy; Felix Mendelssohn. Chicago:
Abe Roseufield. Chicago; E. T. Curry;
II. A. Smith. Chicago; C. D. Pinggold.
Rock Island: F. B. Grilling. Chicago;
M. H. Douglass. Elgin; C. M. Jack.
IVoria: F. E. Lyou. Rock Island: A.
Carlson. Chicago; M. A. Patterson; S
Baker. Paw Paw, 111.; Emile Sauret
Edwin Cbimden. Chicago: Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Iing. Ottawa: Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Thompson; J. R. Breh
man. M. F. Hammond. Streator; H. E
Cornell. Chicago; Morris Stratton. In
dianapolis; R. C. Clark. Merrill, Wis
1 N. Hutchinson. J. J. Gaskell, Frank
Gaskill. Chicago: E. A. Bartholomew,
Dixon. 111.; I J. V. Maxwell. New York:
J. E. Sulhran. St. Louis; D. R. Stern
Cincinnati; H. C. N. Smith. Chicago;
J. F. McElwee. Peoria; H. I'. Meinick
Cincinnati; P. E. Simon, Chicago; II
. Crawford. Rock Island;" John H.
Merrill. O. R. White. Chicago; J. E. E.
Thompson. La Harpe: I W. Levi. G. E
Smith. P. I). Babcock. Chicago; F. D.
Patterson; W. J. Cornell. Omaha; J.J.
Donahue: A. W. Goodwin. Chicago: A.
Guenther. Milwaukee; B. F. Harker.
Bloomington: S. Phasley. Peoria; C. A
Shuraati. Rossville: S. S. Baughtman
and wife. Taylorville; C. C. Wagner,
T. J. Campbell. Bloomington: W. V.
Simpson. Mattoon. 111.; II. E. Ball, Mil
waukee: D. D. Watson. Clinton; J. f
Wyatt. Virginia: JA. Reavis. Decatur,
III.; J. Martin. Peoria; John F. Betts.
cnicago; a. e. Prems. Utica. III.; H.
D. Osgood. A. I Weston. W. A. Cav
anaugn. cnicago; E. A. Dryer; V. C.
Dush. J. T. "Walker. Kansas City. Mo.;
-m. C. Woodward. Tower. Minn.: G. W
Gale. Galesburg: Charles Becrer. M. S
Meyer. St. Louis; J. S. Hart.Cleveland.
At the Rock Island lEu rot .'! ri I It.
lawson. I. Kirk. J. Palmer. B I)
Whiteside. Chicago: C. C. Walker
Lansing. Mich.; D. II. Williams. Cleve-
land; R. L. Short. M. C. Miller. Chi
cago; h. IL Crane. I'rbana. 111.: E. W
tlood.shell. Dixon: F. IJubor. Canton
O.; E. W. Cobb. Mouniouth: t;. H. I).
lave, (.ale.-burg; A. W. Johnson. Peo
ria; A. S. Bruner. F. S. Sparks. Chica
go; T. W. Powell, city; M. Rehfus
Peoria: Gtu-t H. Poteshe. A. P. Kelloc
HOW MUCH WOOD IN A CORD?
A Knox County Jury Balloted 200
Times and Could Not Agree.
The question of what constitutes a
cord of wood was a knotty one for the
Kuox county jury to whom was given
Saturday morning the snit of Wilson
vs. Johuson. in which the former was
suing th defendaut for the value of
some wood sold hiiu. Mr. Johnson
rested squarely on the proposition that
IZN cubic feet make a cord. The plain
tiff claims that a cord of slabs, such
as he sold Johnson, is a pile S feet
hi nic. 4 feet high and tbe width of the
slabs, which in this case is said to
have teen a font. The jury wres
tled ocr the problem until Sunday
am! for ballots they tox six to
six. Being unable to agree thev were
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE COURT'S INDECISION.
Miss Eleanor Lee bad taken ber di
ploma lu tbe law and was hesitating
whether she would begin Its practice
or marry Mr. Thornton Merrioian, a
lawyer blmelf with a valuable prac
tice. Mr. Merriman had made a propo
sition for her band, intimating that a
wife with a husbnud able to support
her would not lie justified in entering
tipou any o-cnpation except that of
taking care of a home. This proposi
tion Miss Lee bad declined. One morn
ing as she was getting ready to go out
Mr. Merriman called ami sent up bis
card. Miss Lee came down with bat
and gloves 011.
I have -ome," be said, "to speak
about the matter of which"
-I believe that matter was settled."
the replied, -by my banding down an
-From which I propose to appeaL"
I assure you. so far as this case is
concerned. I am the court of last re
sort. There can be no appeal from my
"In that ease I beg leave to file a pe
tition for a rehearing."
"Such petitions are a mere formality
and usually denied."
"But I am sure the court in this case
will grant the petition."
"On the contrary, the court denies It
-But you have not yet beard the
grounds on which I make it."
-What are tbeyV
"My projosal was made in writing,
and I contend that a "case of this sort
caunot be properly presented by briefs,
but needs oral arguments. The omls
friou of these arguments should be held
to be an error."
Miss Lee scratched her temple with
ber gloved finger. She bnd spent much
thought upon her decision aud consid
ered her finding to be strictly in ac
cordance with the law. But here was
u new view of the case.
-I will take the case under advise
ment." she said, "and band down my
answer tomorrow evening."
The nest evening Mr. Merriman
called and got his answer.
Your jietition for a reheariug," she
said. "I nm loath to grant, having be
fore banding down my decision con-'
sldercd tbe case in all its bearings and
having spent hours of indecision which
I do not wish to endure again. But 1
am convinced that good practice, would
entitle you to a rehearing. I therefore
am compelled to reopen the case and
listen to your oral arguments. But
I make a counter appeal to you as a
man not to subject me to the pain of
again deciding adversely."
"You admit then"
"Your expectation is that I shall
forego the pleasure of n strenuous life
at the bar to embrace one for which I
have no taste, in the nursery.'
-I objec t."
"On what grounds?"
The case being reopened, it is I who
am to be beard, not tbe court."
"Marriage is made up of three parts
husband, wife and children."
"In reverse order."
"The point is not essential to this
case. The husband's duties are to
provide. No man does bis part in thej
aforesaid matrimonial copartnership
(see Contracts, volume '2. page 475) un
less be Is a good provider. No woman
does ber pnrt unless she takes care of
the home and attends to the education
of the children. Said children have no
responsibilities In the copartnership, said
responsibilities in their case coming
when they are old enough to marry and
have children of their own. Now. in
the case of I.ee versus Johnston"
-I care nothing about that case. My
brother was very unreasonable, and
Bessie Johnston was little more than
a wax doll."
"NeveriheleHs tbe court held in that
case that so long as the party of the
second part proposed to delay marriage
for three years in order to circumnavi
gate the globe the party of the first
part iher favorite brother) was very
"Any evidence on that point would
be ruled out as not iertinent In this
cuse. Therefore there is no necessity
for denial or affirmation."
To sum up, the plaintiff In this
case makes a fair proposition to the
defendant. In which he pledges himself
to loe. honor and cherish in good for
tune and adversity, to be at once friend
aud lover. All be asks of the defend
ant is that she will not deprive ber
family f ber core by entering a pro
fession for which I admit she is far
lvtter adapted than the plaintiff both
by the vltor of her brain and thebril
llaney of her talents."
He paused. Miss Iee sat plucking
tbe ietais from a chrysanthemum she
wore at her girdle. It was evident-she
had been much Impressed with his ar
guments, but he felt that an Immediate
verbal deeUIon would le more likely - to
le iu liN favor than a written one de
livered after consideration. He sat down
hesi.le her and laid his hand on hers.
-Far be it from me," he said, "to at
tempt to Influence the court to my side
by any underhanded means."
-In this case the means are over
handed." "I swear"
"In modern practice witnesses do not
kiss tbe book."
That if you grant my unit I will"
"It you propose to take the court into-
custody It Is not necessary to pat your.
arm round the waist. A grip on the
bracelet would suffice."
"I rest my esse. Do not send to'
away in an uncertainty. Tell me now.
that you accept my love, that you will-
be my wife, that I may work for you,
slave for you if necessary, and that
you will live for me alone."
The court finds for tbe plaintiff."'
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SEES WORLD UPSIDE DOWN
Strange Case of an Eight-Year-Old
of Lakeview, Iowa.
Sioux City, Iowa. Dec. 7. The world
appears upside down to Paul Taylor,
aged 8, of Lakeview, Iowa. When he
of AM Sales
During our third annual Decem
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place on Sale our entire line of
Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits
and Overcoats at from
25 to 50 Per Gt. Off the Dollar
this line of Clothing is the finest
ever placed on sale in the three
Gustafson . Hayes
sees things he sees them standing on
the wrong end lie writes from right
to left and makes letters upside down.
The boy is in Kood health anil seems
to suffer no inconvenience from his
strange condition. The case of the
lad is being discussed airong members
of the medical profession. "By con
stant training.' said Dr. George Park,
"his condition can be cured just as
by training a left handed person can
learn to write rifcht handed. '
All the news all the time THE
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with what we have in store for you right now.
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A PARLOR CABINET,
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A SET OF DINING CHAIRS,
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A CHINA CABINET,
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