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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 190C.
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Monday, Jan. 29, 1906.
Tlie primary law seems to be a pri
Having acquired territory in the far
east does not give the president any
cause for interference with affairs
The primary election law if it has
done nothing ele is giving; the at
torney general something to do in writ
Anorher earthquake is reported from
Nicaraqua. There are also some dis
tant ruroblines in Panama, but they
are due 10 tther causes.
There is gratifying reason" to believe
that the life insurance companies are
going to make an effort to do better
this year. The Depew & Co.'s busi
ness seems to be ended.
Thousands of people are starving in
Japan. Thousands of bushels of grain
are going to waste in the United States
for want of a market. Couldn't they
be brought together somehow?
A republican says if president Roose
velt was allowed to be congress, the
cabinet and the supreme court with
out interference, that he would be all
right if he had a sure enough horse
The gold yield of the world has in
creased from $ 1 18."'m.imm in 1899 to
$:;73,0imMuu in ltm.",. As the tide is
still rising, the economics are begin
ning to speculate on its future relations
with orher values.
Robert U. Hitt. having decided to
retire from public life, the movement
U already on foot to induce Prank O.
lowdcn to accept the seat in the lower
house from Illinois thus to be vacated.
Wonder if Lowden can be induced?
Congressman Robert Roberts Hitt.
chairman of the house committee on
foreign relations, who announces his
retirement from public life with the
expiration of his present term, has been
a number of congress continuously
since 1HS2 from what is now the Thir
teenth Illinois district. When eb-cfed
to fill th vacancy caused by the death
of It. M. . Hawk he had already had
been, first secretary of the legation ar
Paris and assistant secretary of state
under James G. Blaine. In congress
his achievements have been in con
nectin with the foreign relations com
mitiee. of which he has been a mem-ln-r
since the 4Mb congress. In the
Cutting case he saved congress from a
mistaken menace against Mexico am!
has rendered brilliant service in nu
merous other diplomatic crises' His
first work was as a newspaper reporter
in Chicago: then he became official re
porter of the state of Illinois. He was
born in I'rbana. Ohio, in 1835, but was
reared in Mount Morris, III.
The Canal Scheme.
It Is no surprise that there is trou
ble over the construction of the Pana
ma canal. In the first place the cmount
involved in the work is so large that
the colossal sums are constant temp
tation to those having charge of the
work no mater how high tuch men
are in position. It will be remembered
that the house committee having in
hand the decision as to the route of
' fh Canal fircf r)incn iha . 1. 1 K.. n.An
of Nicaragua, but congress itself upset
the plans of this committee which had
been carefully considered, and chose tbte
Panama route, though generally ad
mitted to be more expensive. Then
came a block in the Panama plan by
the action of Columbia in refusing to
allow the ditch to be dug across its
territory. This difficulty was finally
surmounted. Panama is a state of Co
lombia, across which the canal was
projected. The state was encouraged
to secede from the Colombian feder
ation and the United States by its
great power forced Colombia to ac
quiesce in the secession. Then a bar
gain was made with the seceding states
and anothtr bargain was made with
the French company owning the franchise-
and which had already done a
portion of the. work and the United j
bta'es entered into full possession in
sp:t of the scandalous details which
were made public.
All 1-mr- of the appointment by the
president of a partisan commissioner,
the large pum voted by congress and
the pretense of work that was carried
on. Now the administration and the I
commissioners are at outs. They do j
not say exactly what Is the matter but
between the lines it i plain to see that
the trouble is over a division of the
Kffectof tbe Yates Campaign.
St. Louis Republic: If the plans an
nounced for ex-Gov. Yates campaign
against federal interference in Illinois
politics are fully carried out. the state
will have, this year, the first popular
contest for the United States senator
ship that it has known since the dem
ocrats of Illinois sent John M. Palmer
to the senate 15 years ago.
The issue between Gov. Yates and
Senator Cullom is that of boss rule and
machine politics, which has stirred
other parts of the country so deeply
during the past year. If Senator Cul
lom could be induced to return to the
state and defend his political methods
in joint debates with Mr. Yates, or
otherwise, this contest for the senate
might become almost as memorable as
that fought out between Lincoln and
Dougles in lSfS.
That Senator Cullom's methods need
defending is attested by the rising out
cry in Illinois against the federal office-holding
machine which he and his
allies have in operation in every part
of the state, and against the local ' fed
eral crowds" which sway undue infill
ice in Chicago, in East St. Louis and
in every congressional district.
But Senator Cullom has gone to Flor
Ida and will make no campaign in re
ply to Mr. Yates" assaults upon the bad
system on which Mr. Cullom depends
for reelection. He stands pat upon hi?
record and his machine, anil having
placed himself closely in line with the
president on all important measures
of the session he will doubtless re
ceive whatever additional aid the ad
ministration can give him. The hot
test of the fighting will be in Cool;
county, to which Gov. Yates will de
vote as much time as to all the rest of
the state, where Senator Cullom's
"federal crowd" is strongest and most
numerous, and where no little opposi
tion to it has been shown by the. po
litical friends and appointees of Gov.
The time remaining is rather short
for the great contest uion which Gov.
Yates will enter on the last day of
January. He would nor have had more
than enough time if illness in his fam
ily had not postponed the beginning of
his tour from December.
He may not defeat the wilj- veteran
against whom he sets his lance. But
by thorough exposure of. and well-directed
assault upon, the political boss
ism and machine system which are
Senator Cullom's principal political as
sets. Mr. Yates can at least make for
himself a record that will be of great
The people of Illinois are thorough
ly tired of patconage-bought political
power and of boss rule in politics.
They will listen with hearty good will
to Mr. Yates in his crusade to check
federal interference in Illinois politics.
IN THE SUBURBS.
Milan. Jan. 29. Mrs. Minnie Huy-
ett of New York speut a few days with
old friends in Milan before returning
to her homo in Rochester. X. Y.
Mrs. Ivou.'sa Tindall and daughter of
Bowling spent Thursday in Milcn.
C. D. McLaughlin has been kept
from work the past week on account of
Mrs. Karl Schofer and little ton of
South Moiine, are spending a few days
with her cunt. Mrs. Howe.
Mrs. Anusa Smith of Toledo. Iowa,
is spending a few days with her sister,
Mrs. G. A. Wiggins.
Mrs. Bert Waite of Reynolds attend
ed the funeral of her uncle, Hortilious
Pinkley on Friday.
Miss Marian Medill is ill at her home
on Dickson street. .
J. F. Heck of Moiine. Fpent Friday
afternoon with his friend and comrade,
J. D. LafTerty.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Baugh of Cam
bridge spent a few days with friends
in Milan. Mr. Baugh is on his way
home from West Virginia.
The Ladies Aid society held their
annual dollar social Thursday evening
at the home of C. H. Smith. A de
lightful supper was served by the la
dies. Progressive dominoes was
Miss Mary Thrope returned to her
home near Muscatine after spending a
few days with her friend, Miss Jessie
John Montgomery returned to his
home in Aledo on Wednesday.
Fixes Fair Date.
At the annual meeting of the Mercer
County Agricultural association at
Aledo last week the date of this year's
fair was fixed at Sept. 18-21.
the body, don't dose it
with medicine. Scott's
Emulsion- is the best
nourishment in existence.
It is more than a food;
you may doubt it, but it
digests perfectly easy and
at the same time gets the
digestive functions in a
condition so that ordinary
food can be easily di
gested. Try it if you are
run down and your food
doesn't nourish vou.
SCOTT at BOWSE. 409 Pearl Street. New Vtfrk.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A LONG SMOKE.
We were celebrating Jim Black
stone's wooden wedding and had load
ed bis wife down with tubs, wash
boards, bread boards, rolling pins and
the like. After eating u good supper I
said to the husband:
"Come. Jim; it's time for you to tell
the story about your wedding night.
"You've heard that story annually for
"Nine. Thls'll be the tenth."
"Well, if it's a part of the festivities
here goes. It's not much of a story
with only a horse for a hero. When
Doll and I agreed to get married we
were lotb living in the northeast corner
of New Mexico. Her father gave us
quarter section of laud 011 the Canadian
river not far below Its source, and I
built a house on It. I was delayed iu
srettlnr some furniture I'd bought at
Santa Fe. and on the wedding day, aft
er the ceremony, which occurred about
4 o'clock in the afternoon, I started out
to look for it. It was agreed that if
didn't get back by suus't the family
were to go to the new bouse and wait
for me there.
I rode my sorrel horse, Pete, nnd
made for the road leading past the mil
ltary post, for that's the route by which
I expected the furniture. I met the
wagon lumbering along and. looking at
my watch, calculate! that It wouldn't
reach the ranch before !) or 1 o'clock
at night. It was then about an hour be
fore sunset, and I hesitated whether to
go back to mv father-in-law's or to the
ranch. I decided for the ranch. When
I reached it darkness bad come down.
but a full moon was rising. I was rid
Ing through some tim1er, from which I
emerged in sight of the bouse, when
I'ete stopped suddenly. II is ears were
standing straight forward, and he trem
bled all over. I couldn't see what trou
bled him. Kverytliing looked peaceful
enough at the house. A man I bad
hired and in whose care I had left the
place was sitting in his cluflr on the
porch, , with his heels up on one of the
pillars smoking, I supposed. I could
just see him by the light of the rising
moon. Then it occurred to me that
since the place was not lighted the par
ty had not arrived and I would go and
meet them. I made one more effort to
get Pete to move forward, but failed
I rode all the way without meeting
the party asd when I reached Doll's
borne found them h!1 anxious for my
safety, for they had heard that Apaches
had lieen seen during the afternoon in
the neighborhood. Doll would have
doubtless thrown herself on my neck
nnd wept for joy at seeing me. only
she hadn't been married long enough
to do such things in company.
It occurred to me that Tete had
smelled Indians. But they couldn't
have been at the ranch house, far the
hired man was sitting out unmindful
of them. However, Mr. Gunther, my
wife's father; Tom Williams, a man
working on his place, and I all took
Winchesters and started on foot for
the ranch. When we neared it we
skulked through the timber and came
out on the edge of the clearing, near
where Pete had stopped. The moon
was partly obscured by clouds, but
there was enough light for us to see
that the hired man was still sitting in
the position In which I had left him,
which must have been an hour before.
I thought he was taking a pretty long
smoke or something was wrong. While
we were wondering two dark figures
came out of the house we at once rec
ognized them for Indians and, scrap
ing up some loose pieces of wood, put
them under the porch and set it afire.
"I didn't propose to have my house
destroyed, especially on my wedding
night, and whispered the order to crawl
quickly forward. The burning sticks
lighted up several Indians, who were
joined by half a dozen others from the
inside of the house. I told each of my
companions which savage to pick off,
and. taking a third myself, we all fired
together. Two of the Indians droppecL
and the others ran. More came dashing
ont of the house; but, our rifles being
repeaters, we pumped lead briskly, and
the Indians, not knowing how many
of us there were, ran away. I was
pleased to see that they took their
dead and wounded with them, for I
didn't want them around on my wed
ding night. As soon as they were gone
we ran forward, kicked the kindling
from under the porch, and a bucketful
of water put out the fire.
"Having examined the Inside to see If
the Indians had put any fire there,. we
approached the hired man, who through,
all the melee sat with his heels on the
pillar, 'apparently unmindful of what
was going on. The first thing I no
ticed about him was a bald spot on the
top of his head for his hat was not
on It and 1 knew at once what it
meant. He had been scalped. The
man was stone dead. He had been
placed as a decoy.
"About this time thetfnrnJture wagon
drove tip. and the man In charge, not
knowing what had taken place, began
to unload It. When he heard of my
narrow escape, and consequently his,
"Doll and I spent our wedding night
at her father's bouse. She declined to
lire at the ranch, which I sold to a
man who lost his scalp a year later.
We stayed awhile at the home of Doll's
parents, and as Doll wouldn't go on to'
the ranch I brought her here." ,
"What became of Pete?"
"Well, seeing that Pete had saved the'
groom's life, the wagon driver's life
and the lives of the others who when I
appeared were preparing to go to the
ranch in search of me, Doll fed him so
high that he'd have died if she had
stayed there. When we left, we soldj
him to a man who forced him agalnsti
his will among a lot of Apaches, and
his owner lost his scalp."
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