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Saturday, May 13, 1905.
Count Caswmi should not forget be
fore he leaves for home to tell us what
a wonderfully great people we are.
They all do that.
That Kansas City boy who pulled
himself out two inches in order to get
into West Point has been robbing the
trusts of one of their prerogatives.
Tom Law. son is billed to make a
Fourth of July speech in, Kansas.
There will be no necessity for having
fireworks in connection with this cele
The primary law was a secondary
matter with most of the legislators at
Springfield, but in the 11th hour they
got action and passed a measure which
may do to experiment with.
A bill amending the present libel
law in New York state has passed the
assembly. The law provides that per
sons claiming to have been libeled
must file notice with the publishers,
giving them an opportunity to publish
a retraction. The bill places upon the
plaintiff the burden of proof that the
alleged libelous article was prompted
by malice. It is also provided that
where a libel is unintentionally print
ed, the offending newspaper, after pub
lishing a retraction in two issues, shall
not be liable for punitive damages. To
any reputable publication this is a fair
A novel and somewhat scientific
method has recently been devised for
the railways of Switzerland owned by
the government to determine the half
fare limit for children. Instead of an
age limit, which has been the custom
hitherto, a standard of height is to be
employed, and a guage and scale will
he placed at each ticket office, so that
the agent can tell at a glance whether
the child requires a full fare. It is as
sumed that this is an equitable method
of doing away with considerable im
position on the railrqads. while at the
same time children of small size who
are above the legal age would be cor
W. E. Corey, president of the Unit
ed States Steel corporation, is little
known to the general public, although
he is at the head of a concern that em
ploys 1C5.000 men and the welfare of
millions therefore depends upon him.
Ho is in his office every morning at
9:30 and there he remains while there
is work to do sometimes until 7 or 8
o'clock in the evening. He Is not a
man of maxims, although he lays it
down as a general rule that if plain
common tense were oftener employed
there would be less trouble in the
world. Twenty-three years ago he was
earning $15 a month, now his salary
is something to make that of President
Roosevelt look small.
Affair la the Colonies.
The Cedar Rapids Republican recent
ly offered this editorial suggestion:
"Whenever peace is concluded be-
tweeu Russia and Japan, the latter
will come into possession of large sums
of money. The Japanese have been
lookine for more land on which to ex
pand their race and their natloual
characteristics. Their little island Is
filled to overflowing. Why not try to
sell them the Philippine islands? The
United States does not need those isl
ands. Very few Americans will ever
be able to live and thrive in that warm
climate. There is nothing in common
between the American and the Malay.
They do not understand each other and
they can not help each other very
much for that reason. But the Japan
ese do understand the Malays and
they can get along with them. They
can Intermarry and have a civilization
"So if Japan is willing to pay the
price, why not let her have the Philip
pine islands? What does the United
States want to go across the oceans
to engage in the unappreciative task
of trying to do something decent for
semi-savages? This nation might hold
a seaport or a coaling station or two in
the islands for naval bases, but out
side of those there is little in the isl
ands that Americans can not get along
without. There is still work enough
for development on this side of the
waters. The United States : wants to
get back to the good old Washington
practice of keeping as many of its
eggs as possible in one basket and
that the home basket."
To which Bryan's Commoner re
plies: "The Republican seems to be
tired of the Philippine problem, and
it has reason to be, for the nation has
lost money and standing in its attempt
to ape the colonial systems of other
countries. But . why regard the Fili
pinos as merchandise to be turned
over at a fair price to some other na
tion? Why not recognize the inalien
able rights of the people of the Phil
ippines, and turn the government over
to them? Has our nation so forgotten
its traditions and its principles as to
regard human beings as the proper ob
jects of bargain and sale? Can we go
out and buy people at so much a head,
and then dispose of them at an ad
vance whenever we can find a pur
chaser?" On the same subject it may further
be said that Secretary Taft admits
that the Philippine government is ex
pensive and that we are treating the
islands badly by maintaining high
rates of duty against their products.
The latter is the more serious charge
against the ruling administration, and
in view of the strength of the extreme
protectionists in congress there
is no immediate prospects of
our clearing ourselves of the
crime of oppressing a conquered
population. The former charge the
secretary seeks to minimize by refer
ring to large expenditures for schools.
But schools cannot account for the fact
that the Philippine government is 47
per cent of the value of the exports of
the islands, although we pay the mil
itary expenses, while the average cost
of the governments of five British trop
ical colonies-, with the military costs
included, is only 27 per cent of their ex
Our insular administration is not re
flecting credit upon us, and republi
cans in increasing numbers are coming
to deplore the lust of conquest which
led the Spanish-American war admin
istration to insist on Spain's cession
of the islands.
The Cooperative Municipality.
Some comment has been made on
the fact that Mayor McCaskrin has
neglected up to the present time to ap
point his council committees, other
wise to organize the municipal assem
bly for the distribution of aldermanic
labors. Two weeks have now elapsed
since Mr. McCaskrin's inauguration
and what has heretofore been one of
the first acts of an incoming admin
istration is still undone. To The Ar
gus' mind the new mayor will succeed
the better the more he has the good
will and cooperation of the legislative
branch of the municipal government,
and it would be much more pleasing
to the average citizen with the best
welfare of the city at heart to see the
right kind of a start than otherwise.
The council can of course accom
plish little in the exercise of its own
prerogatives unless the proper commit
tees are named to which matters rou
tine and otherwise may be referred,
and the mayor owes it to the aldermen
trt do all in his power to expedite
their method of procedure rather thau
to hinder it. '
In a word the cooperative munici
pality, one in which the mayor and
members of the common council work
together in harmony, is the best.
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DAILY SHORT STORY
fCopyrifht, 1905. by T. C. McClure.J
When the two touring- cars stopped
in the shade of some cork trees and the
hamper were being ransacked for
Inncb Chadwick managed to convince
Miss Norton that the view from the top
of the rocky little hill by the roadside
was well worth the climb. Together
they ascended the winding footpath
that wound its way up the hill and
stood on the sumtnit looking across the
brown fields of Tuscany to the faint
blue lib of water fu the distance.
CIoh at baud was a clump of stunted
olive trees, and beneath the tree was
the shrine of some saint. Tbey had
been on the summit of the hill but a
few minutes when a peasant woman
came toiling up the path and with
scarcely a glance at the two Americans
knelt before the shrine and began to
mutter rapid prayers while she deftly
fingered a rosary.
They watched her in silence; Miss
Norton with a smile of understanding
and quick ympatby and Chadwick
with that look of sardouie complacency
that men of his type affect in the pres
ence of religion devotions.
Her bead told, the womau shambled
down the path again, the bright ker
chief alKmt her bead making a moving
bit of color against the brown of the
"Her prayers seem to be a sort of
machine made product," Chadwick ob
served. The girl shook a finger at him.
"Don't scoff." she said.
Chadwick h ragged his broad shoul
ders. "I'd hate to be au interpreter of Ital
ian in celestial realms." said be. "Did
you hear how she reeled them off? I
couldn't make out a word of it."
"I didn't try to understand, said
she. "I was thinkiug of the plctnr
esqueuess of it."
"It did have its color." be admitted,
and. pointing to the shrine, continued:
"I wonder what saint that is? The
tip of his nose Is gone, and he seems
ratber weather beaten."
The girl laughed In spite of her ef
forts to maintain a grave expression.
"Aren't you ever serious?" she said
cbidltigly. "Don't such things ever
impress 3-011 as rather solemn?"
"I confeHH to au undue seuse of the
incongruous," said he. "Still, I think
it applies largely to externals. The
spirit of the thing its underlying
meaning - doe impress me tremen
dously. I'm very much In sympathy
with these shrines. Indeed, I main
tain one myself."
The girl eyed him narrowly. She
was vainly trying to fathom the im
port of his words.
"Where is this shrine of yours?" she
"Wherever I am." said he.
"Do j'ou ever worship before it?" she
"Many times daily," be declared.
"I didn't realize you were iu sym
pathy with anything of the kind," she
"Didn't you?" he asked cheerfully.
"Well, I've many excellent qualities as
"I'd like to hear about this shrine,"
said she. "A pagan so devout must
certainly appeal to that abnormal
sense of the incongruous you claim for
"Wheu I seek my shrlue I'm not a
pogau," he declared. "It's not a
shrine like this. It's a mental shrine,
and in It I have pi seed my patron
"What sort of saiut?" she demand
ed, with a hint of Incredulity in her
Chadwick looked at ber with a de
liberate gaee. He was smiling as he
"A very gentle saint that any man
might be proud to worship; a saint
with brown hair aud dark eyes and
all the (teauty and goodness of the
universe stamped ou hr face; a saint
that is enshrined in the heart of every
honest, right minded man; in simpler
words, th4 Ideal woman."
The girl looked at blm and colored
"And that's your vaunted shrine?"
He nodded. .
"It's not as picturesque as this one
hre," said she.
"It Is to me," be. declared. "Anyway,
the mere worshiping at the shrine has
made a different uiau of me."
Hhe looked across the brown fields.
lo yon aay Its Ian prayers to your
niiit?" sb anked. '
"I'd say good Knglisb ones If I
dared." be replied. "Thank goodness
my saint has not been transplanted to
spirttnal bodes astyet. But I only dare
utter Ineffectual petitions to ber image
In the shrine."
"Why?" she demanded.
"I'm afraid a direct intercession to
ker might result lu ber discouraging
my worship," saidV.
Terhsps not," Wbe said softly, look
ing toward the bhm thread of water.
He took a step toward her, but she
darted past him and began to descend
"t'orne, the called to blm; "they'll
have lunch ready tinder the cork trees."
He ran down tbe paMand caught bet
"Let mm say my rosary to tbe real
Int." h ridded. Th image In the
brin la, after all, rather nnsatiafae
tory." "Perhaps tbe ral saint will be." aha
TO risk It" he laughed, and. arm
In arm, tber. ran down th-narii ta tin
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