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THE MONDAY, JULY 17. 1905.
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Monday, July 17, 1905.
Would that Fraud juries that have
f.o gr lit tjnipathits for the trust:; had
equal sympathy for the people.
Senator Cullom can rnal.o one strong
lint, says the Chicago Dispatch, in
farur of his return to the senate: He.
ha never been indie ed, and that, is
more than can be said of a pood many
of bin colleagues.
Tht: Panama canal, dest ini-d fur a
f.reat and necessary purpose, seems to
be fiiied wiili troubles as last as they
scoop the dirt out and all boeaus
i-elfish, designing in n are di-ser-inined
to din dollars out of the di'ch
ft th- expense of the people.
Secretary lionaparie has brought
uratiK" tio'ions with him into his cab
inet ofI!'-. Me starts out by returning
railroad passes sent to lnni by 1 lie rail
roads. For many years Mr. Honapaite
has been in dani;er of being classed as
a crunk. Now, at the risk of insuborna
tion h- rallies himself' with men who
have been retired from public posi
tions for being too scrupulous! Who
Knows but his next move will be an
other covert attack upon his superior
by announcing that he will not use
naval vessels for his own private pleas
ure or that of his family?
.Many n publican papers condemned
with righteous indication the coward
ly assassination of President MoKinley,
and demanded the summary punish
ment of the assassin, a demand in
which all democrats united: yet they
never peeped a whine of regret of
'ven feigned regret over the more
cowardly and brutal assassination of
Iov, (Joebel. of Kentucky-. And they
are today encouraging the protection
and scheming lor the release of his
alleged assassins and their alleged ac
complices. An average republican pol
itician is stone blind to sins in his par
ty, but alert to the deficit notes of his
political antagonists. They don't care
for morals, religion or decency. All
they want to know, is the fellow a re
publican? If so, he must be held live
Following I he FlaK.
Patriotism, says Pearsons, has be
come the basis of a ?;reat American in
dustry. I localise of the amazing in
crease of patriotic sentiment in this
country during the last decade, the
manufacture of American !lags has
quadrupled. More than o.0"0."'" star
spangled banners annually ie made of
silk and bunting, but these form only
a small portion of the toUu number
of the t'nited States flags that are
born, that live and die between Jan
nary and January. In remote farming
districts when 10 years ago the na
tional colors were rarely seen, every
Kiiitable occasion witnesses a Hag dis
play. Tim Hag has been added to the
household goods from Maine to Cali
fornia, and from the tlulf of Mexico to
the Canadian line. So far as individ
ual jtopularity is concerned, it ranks
with the firecracker on independence
day. and outranks all else on that day
of national patriotic observance. Me
Hob Taylor and I tie old Tunc.
What or who is mere happily asso
c'ated with old tiddlers and old tunes
than Hob Taylor, some t me governor
of T nncssee'.' No man loves them
better. IK- is fond of the society of
lac line old school who play because
nature Intended ii ; because they can t
help it; the old school who "learned
themselves" and who can within the
sweep of about three inches of hair an 1
roain evoke some of the spirit and
jioetry I'f the simple past: in short,
who can make a fiddle reminiscence of
log cabin days l'.ko a venerable and
squeaky old-timer. Hob would forget
I.:s hor.se at a eampmoet it: g ami wander
off r.u miles afoot to an old tidd!eis'
convention. And no wonder he hues
ti.t-m 15e.lt i natural born fiddler
himself ami can play all the oil tunes
He can also play on hi. bazoo about
as well its any man living, and iu his
magazine, which has reached its
fourth iiutnlxr this month, ho has con
sideiab'e to say about okl fashioned
music. He says that he doesn't i.-U
to Ih' understood as clamoring for rag
time, rigely jig luces, and hl-h, lone
some son go. and dotsiit ask the ambi
tious .n'lieians of the modern hour to
sacrifice the dignity of their profession,
or to place a barrier between them
seles and a caree r iu "tJraund" opera,
but that he. for one. falls to -e any
thing: criminal in their sometimes giv
ing iu a tunc tha; we liave hturd be
fore, or playing a piece which has more
of melody than of "teck-neck." Just
observe that contemptuous spelling.
"It may be," he says with a slight
oratorical crescendo, "a song whose
sweet but simple strains have floated
down the years to us out of the glory
of a civilization which "was greater
than ours, and it may spirit us back on
the wings of memory to a happy fire
side which is no more. It may have
trembied on mother's lips or swelled
from the white throat of a bride whose
raven locks are now turned to snow.
If so. the effect is all the sweeter, and
the artist's conquest ali the greater.
Let those who doubt, not forget that
the great Patti received her wildest en
cores when she sang "Old Folks at
Homt.' and that Oie Bull never touch
ed the American heart so profoundly
as when the enchanted strings of his
violin yielded the incomparable har
monies of "Home, Sweet Home.'"
We are all more or less susceptible
to thai kind of talk. There isn't a man
"wuth killin' " who doesn't thr.'ll a lit
tle bit at the old-fashioned oratorical
tune when a master like Hob Taylor
rings the changes, whether the hearer
has an ear for fiddle tunes or not.
Most of us have, though.
It is a satisfaction, the St. Louis
Republic says, to be able to assure the
governor that the old tunes aie actu
ally coming back, the old fiddle tunes,
the old piano pieces and the dear, old
fashioned songs, and particularly the
latter, of which the governor himself
sings so earnestly and so sweetly. Tile
revival of them, which has been so
long slated, is due this fall, and it will
call up sacred memories and revive
beautiful and tender visions. Inciden
tally, they af. going to sing iho old
Scotch songs, too.
Old Zeke Waffles, w ho can beat any
man in seven states playing "Old Dan
Tucker" and "Rabbit. in the Hilar
Patch." is getting terribly popular in
Georgia, as an indication of the trend
of things: and a professor named Va
bra has made quite a hit around here
playing "Turkey in the S'raw." "The
Arkansaw Traveler" and "leather
Hteechf-s" are nothing less than ram
pant, while "RulTalo Gals" is going
some. Hut these matters are naught
compared to the revival of the old
Mings, for the reason that the sweet
girls will sing them. After all. what
can compare to a sweet girl singing a
song, and singing an old, old song tha'
on used to "near a long time ago, or
can imagine that you might have
Hut really you do not have to be old
to appreciate the fine music in "P.o-
lieve Me. If All Those Kndearing Young
Charms." in "Coniiif Through tin
Rye." iu "Sweet Chainoni," in "Annie
Laurie," in a score of songs in their
class. Had these never existed and
should they be newly written today
their popularity would pass all bounds.
As it is. with their rich treasure of old
associations, they are surpassingly the
most beautiful melodies which our ears
could hear, and it is good to think that
they are coming into renewed popular
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DAILY SHORT STORY
HOW I WORKED OUT MY STORY.
I began my literary career as an au
thor and soou after bteanie an editor.
"When a friend once asked me the dif
ference between the two I replied,
"The auther is the person who snds
things in, and the editor is the person
who sends them back." After finding
that I could not make a liviug by
fccribbling I secured a position at a
small salary to pass" ou what other
people wrote. I supposed that my ap
pointment came on aeeouut of my
literary taste, but my employer tol l
me that I was wanted to get rid of per
sons whose manuscripts the eoneeru
didn't want without . trending them.
He had noticed that I had a pleasant,
plausible way with me and bad en
gaged ine on that a'-.-ouut. I was In
this iev of the case a very successful
editor. 1 received manuscripts with a
smile and "turned thern down-' with h
One morning u young girl called with
a story, and 1 ent iuto the anteroom
to see her. We never admitted callers
into the sanetum, not that we were
very tiuy, buf. because it was more
impressive to makf tliin think we
were. We wished them to fnucy doz
ens of intellectual lnkiug readers lur
ing over manuscripts hunting for some
thing worthy of our magazine. I ad
vnneed with my u-nial H'Tiile to iret a
girl whose smile was anythiug but
usual. It was unusually sweet. She
handed me the manuscript of a story,
apologized for its nt being typewrit
ten ou the ground that Inspiration did
not come m'nglid with meehatroal
means, and -he nvr worked with a
typewriter. In my own heart-my au
thor heart, not my editorial heart I
felt the truth of her words. I was in
terested in her pretty face and thought
it possible I might find a gem in b?r
story. She secured my promise that I
would read it myself, and I told her I
would take U home for the purpose.
A month passed. I had not only
abandoned authorship, but had direct
ed my mother to dear my closet of my
old "unavailable" manuscripts and
burn them. One morning the girl with
the pleasant, stnil" culled, and before
going out to see her it suddenly oc
curred to me that I had taken her
story honi and It was now doubtless
a part of th oblivion of my own
works. I gntherod my wits and, put
ting on my smile--I made a special
effort rulicd up to her with out
stretched hands. Her own smile was
more charming than ever.
"I have been delighted with your
story," I said, "but have missed the
last page, which you must have omit
ted to put in. Resides, some parts are
illegible. Have you another copy V
I itskeii the question with a quaking
heart and was paralyzed when she re
plied that she had given me the only
copy in existence. Then she began tj
talk to nie about the plot and the char
acters. Did I like Douglas Chichester,
the hero? Was the climax properly
handled? How about the love pas
sages? She kept up a tire of questions,
and I, having admitted that I had read
Imt story, mut needs give opinions ou
a work that 1 had never seen. While
I was doing so I was trying to form
some plan by w hich to extricate myself
from the perilous position. My very
bread and butter was in her keeping.
I determined that I must win her
kindliest feelings, and when confident
that she thought too much of me to in
form my employer of the injury I had
done her I would confess all. In order
to see her more familiarly than was
possible at the office I asked her to
come to my house in a few days and I
would tell her of some changes that I
thought would add to the beauty of her
otherwise beautiful novel.
She kept the appointment, and I, hav
ing instructed iny mother after a short
stay with us for propriety's sake to
leave us alone, had a whole evening
with the girl to myself. I made nu
merous blunders in discussing situa
tions and characters I knew nothing
about, but congratulated myself that
my masterly retreats from the entan
gling positions I fell into were suc
cessful, and whn she went away 1
told her there were chapters I must
read over befor making final recom
mendations. She thanked me again
and again for my "kindness" and de
parted to come again that day week.
I had now got enough knowledge of
Lcr plan and familiarity with her char
acters to talk about them with tolera
ble accuracy. I observed a downcast
look about her when her eyes met
mine that encouraged me. I was hope
fuk tint when the denouement to my
own little story came she would suffer
the wrong I bud done her without at
least reporting the matter at the office.
Well, after basking in the sunshine
of each other's smiles for some months,
I, all the while hoeing up my wily
deception, made a discovery. That
w as that she was a dear, amiable crea
ture, not very smart, but Just the girl
I would like to make a pet of for life.
I determined to handle the love part
the "heart interest" is the professional
term of my story first, and if I was
accepted th "complication" would
work itself out in a delightful climax.
My proposal was accepted, but my
confession seemed to pierce the poor
girl to the heart. She assured me that
he could forgive ench an lajury only
to an accepted loxer.
me Gay or our weaatng, wDen we
were speeding along on a train, she
startled me with a confession. She
had seen me before I Lad eTer seen
her and had determined to win mt.
The pasteboard box whkh wai Buy
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