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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1907.
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Wednesday, August 21, 1907.
Senators Knox, ('rati' and Fornker
are clearly "undesirable citizens." They
are actually saving and doing things
without consulting tlu oracle of Oyster
Kverybody in the twin territories
will listen intently to anything Mr.
Tnft niav say about the Oklahoma cou-t-.titution
as revised and amended, hi.
he will i;et a cold farewell if he a I
vlses the Republicans to Vote against
When Senator Dubois conies all the
way from Idaho to Illinois, to announc
that the country is slill in peril from
polygamy in I'tah. the country wV.l
hope that it is not peril of the kind
that i xplodes when the front gate i-.
In spite of its hnrmlessness, tli.'
loar of the thunder will always seem
more dreadful than the silence of the
lightning. Still it may be revealed t-'"
Fome "tru.-.t magnates" who hear Rotifi
paite reverberate that their actnil
suffering will not begin until Cortelyou
very much li
criminal action ngainsr
trusts again "listens''
ke Rryan. It is meie'.v
another reined v for the evils cf the
times borrowed by the republican lea 1
of his day from the democratic leadi r
of 11 years standing. The time wi 1
come when the people as a unit wi!I
admit, the wisdom of Rryan's posit ir.)
on all great questions.
The earnings of the tariff protected
teel trust for the last quarter show a
net profit of $ l.".rn:!,7nr, which allowed
the corporation to add $1.s.:,mi,iiio to
its surplus after providing for interest
on bonds ami regular dividends on its
watered stocks. Yet the standpatters
declare the tariff on steel must not be
touched so as to allow the trust to
continue to plunder the American pen-;
pie ami ami 10 lue minions oi its mil-
The Sling anil Curse of Ill-Ootlcn
Chicago Examiner: "Mike" Mc Dor
aid, the king of gamblers, was buriel
like a king of men. There were llo-v-eis,
tears, friends, orations and proces
sions. Rut as clothes are not. neither is a
funeral, an index to character no"
even i.i the obituary column.
Strangers, reading the storv of the
last day above, the sad of McDonald's
body, might have thought that Chi
cago had lo:-t a leading good citize:i.
They were told that McDonald had
amassed wealth, but they were not
told how he got it. Thev read of the
Rrcat men whom he had befriended,
but they were not told of the m'Mi
whom he had ruined. They were no!
told that "Mike" McDonald, living, had
violated the laws of the land, of so
cifty and of the home.
"Mike" McDonald died worth pos
sibly three quarters of a million dol
lars. A young man beginning life,
familiar onlv with the post-mortem
story of McDonald, and seeing lo
condemnation of his method of get
ting rich, might feel encouraged to
hold to the idea that the accumulation
of money bars all criticism for the way
It is acquired.
Though the publicity of cold typ
has put. a brand on the dead McDon
ald, the story of "Mike" McDonald's
life and fortune is not yet finished.
Suppose he' did die worth thre
qunrters of. a million dollars, whom
will it benefit? What good will it do?
There will he a fight in every dol
lar, a quarrel in every penny.
There will be a strife among men
and women over this fortune.
Much of it will go to lawyers to de
fend a woman charged with murde.
Much more of it will go to other law
yers who will try to break (he will.
As McDonald's money was ill-gotten,
f o will it be rpent to no good puriose.
In a few years McDonald will b?
forgotten except by those whom ii
life he ruined. His fortune will be
gonp. No one will remember him fo
the good he did, if he did any good.
Let not "Mike" McDonald's success
In securing money encourage you to
follow his methods.
ii you, young man, naa an oppor-
(unity of entering a gambling ventur.
with a certainty of securing tor your
self a fortune of a million dollars, yoj
would be a fool to take advantage of
There is nothing in the life of evei
a successful gambler worth imitating
and nothing that he does worth admir
ing. "Mike" McDonald may have bee?:
better than the ordinary class of
gamblers, but the occasional good
drcds that men of his character do arc
Xincty-nine gamblers out of a hu?
ured that amass fortunes die paupers
The money that a few accumulate
even as McDonald did, is as a rule a
curse to those that inherit it.
Rut if McDonid had sense and we
believe ho did have sense in the clos
ing years of his life he cursed the dav
when he started on a career thnt
wrecked him, socially and morally, am",
left him in his dving hour a bankrupt
in everything but the possession of a
few hundred thousand dollars whica
he could not take beyond the grave
And what has hapnened after Mi
Donald's death, and what will happen
in the courts of law. will prove to men
that ill gotten money carries a sting t -its
possessor and a curse to those who
inherit it .
Illinois tor Rryan.
Political bosses' disregard for public
interests is only exceeded by their ar
rogance when it conn s to making par
ty nominations. Illinois is now having
an illustration of both these conditions
in the preliminaries of tTie 1 1MiS presi
dential campaign. Of course nothing
definite has been done in the matter
of political nominations, but the poli
ticians are at work. They arc schem
ing and planning and are "lining up"
for certain interests. The people are
plodding along in tin ir usual indus
trious manner and are not playing much
politics. lint this much is true go
where you may in Illinois and get to
gether any considerable number of
democrats, and you will find a major
ity of I hem for V. J. P.ryan. As a rule,
they are unanimous.
There is no question but that a vast
majority of Illinois democrats are for
Rryan. first, last, and all the time. While
it may be difficult to determine who tin
politicians are for, it is a very simph
matter to see that the rank and file of
the party are for Rryan. In the inter
est of party harmony and success, the
politicians should line up with the peo
Learned physicians of two countries
are now engaged in an attempt to de
fraud us of the sacm! privilege of
crossing our legs. Dr. Joseph Garzou
ska of Paul a Pest visited this country
not long ago. While here ho granted
an interview to an enterprising report
er f one of the yellow journals of the
east and was quoted as saying: '
"In no country of the continent can
women be seen sitting in public with
their legs crossed. I have observed it
in New York, and here in Philadelphia
it is also the custom. No wonder young
women are nervous. Such positions as
ihcy assume while sitting is to my
mind sufficient cause to undornii,i.
their nervt s and health. In Hung:i-y
the women sit up straight and creel.
They do not lean against things. They
do not like rockin
chairs. The Anier
to like nothing bur
ican women seem
easy lounging chairs.
This view is upheld by Dr. Alice
Srnhtook of the Woman's hospital of
Philadelphia, who says:
"I deplore the fact that a foreigner
can come over here and make such a
violent criticism of us which is. tni".
We all cross our legs. It is comfort
able, and we don't stop to consider the
injury that it works nor the appear
ance we make. In past, generations in
this country the women sat as straight
on their chairs as the doctor says the
women of Austria do now. I person
ally remember the time whin I was
not allowed to sit in a rocking chair.
Observe the elderly women that one
sees right here in Philadelphia. The
great majority of them sit straight, not
even resting against the back of the
straight back chair. And that is the
correct way to sit. It indicates poise,
and physical poise means, as a rule,
Rut m spite of all this adverse criti
cism, we Americans will continue to
cross our legs. Our Washingtons.'.Ief
fersons. Jacksons, Logans, ('.rants. Lin
coins, Roosevclts. and Rryans crossed
their legs and they are good enough for
us. Crossed or uncrossed, these Amer
ican legs are the fastest on earth, and
so long as "we get there" and get there
first, leg-crossing can't be so bad after
all. Rut, of course, it cannot be con
sidered perfectly proper.
"Regular as the Sun"
is an expression as old as the raca.
No doubt the rising and setting of the
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HANLY STILL SHELTERS SLAYER.
GOVERNOR OF INDIANA CONTINUES TO COUNTENANCE KILLING
OF GOVEROR GOEBEL OF KENTUCKY ABOUT THE
(Special Washington Correspondence of
To an observer of political conditions
who still retains a sense of ottieial und
personal honor it would seem that J.
1 Hauly, governor of Indiana, is just
at present in a position almost as dis
creditable as that of former Governor
W. S. Taylor of Kentucky.
Taylor is wanted by the state of
Kentucky on a charge of having been
an accessory to the murder of Goveru
or Kleet (loebel six years ago. lie tied
into Indiana, and despite repeated de
mands for his extradition by the au
thorities of Kentucky the Republican
governors of the Heosier State have re
fused to gi e him up.
It is not necessary now to recount
the details of the Gochcl assassination.
While attempting to prove his title to
the governorship he was shot in the
back bv a marksman concealed in the
building in which Taylor's otiice was
situated. Men rushing- to search thu
building for the assassin were checked
at the doorways and denied admission
by oliiccholders under Taylor. Paring
the days that loebel lingered between
life and death Taylor iwcd the militia
of the state to prevent any meeting of
the legislature. When power parsed
into the hands of the Democratic party
Taylor tied. Two men charged with
complicity in the crime were indicted.
One, a mountaineer, shown to have
been brought to Lexington at Taylor's
instance, was sent to the penitentiary
for life. The other, one Powers, an of
ficeholder of the Taylor administva.ioii,
is now undergoing ins fourth trial. The
most telling piece of evidence against
Powers is that when arrested there
was found among his papers a pardon
signed by Govern. r W. S. Taylor,
granting him immunity from the crime
of murder. The pardon was dated
several days before (loebel was killed.
As Mr. Taylor could not be persuad
ed to return to Kentucky to stand trial
himself and as a succession of Repub
lican governors in Indiana thought it
their partisan duty to shield him. the
authorities of the former state have
made him a proposition t fiat seems
"If you will return to Kentucky and
testify La the Powers trial," said they,
"we will guarantee you immunity
from arrest and see that you are ri?
stored again to your Indiana refuge.
What we want explained Is the singu
lar circumstance of that pardon. It la
the most concrete piece ol evidence
against Powers. If it can be explain
ed away he will go free. You are the
only m;;:i who can make the explana
tion." Taylor has refused the proposition,
lie asserts that lie dare not trust the
Kentucky authorities, though scarcely
any one would believe a state govern
ment could be guilty of such baseness
as to break a promise of this kind. In
refusing Taylor may be condemning
an innocent man to death.
Rut what of Governor Ilnnly? Will
lie persist in violating the clear let
ter of the law in refusing to extra
dite one charged with murder on the
mere plea that the man cannot get a
fair trial in Kentucky? Gochcl was
slain six years ago. and the bitter pas
sions of that time by now have mod
prated, if not entirely disappeared.
Continuance of bis present course puts
llanly much in Taylor's class.
The Telegraphers' Strike.
Whatever the outcome of the strug
gle between the telegraphers and the
two monopolies by which they arc em
ployed may he. it is sure to produce
one interesting proposition in the next
congress. The companies claim they
cannot pay the increased rate of
wages. l. per cent, or grant the eight
hour day and still pay dividends on
their stock. The men claim- and the
figures bear them out that the stock
is watered to am extent that would
abash even the original promoter of
the telegraphs, the eminent Jay Could.
The Western I'nion company, for ex
ample, nas outstanding in stocks nnu
bonds !j!i;U',!ts.1.(HH), upon which $c,.(i',ir,..
7hi was paid in dividends and interest
in r.i'Hi. i ne I'ostai Telegraph Is em
ploying the favrite device of crooked
corporations for concealing their cap!
lanzat ion -namely, a holding company.
One cannot therefore be exact in stat
ing its capitalization. Rut the Mackay
company, me iioiumg corporation, is
capitalized at $'.l.".So. !Ou. upon which,
a dividend of .ftl.'.ISo.NT I was paid last
"ir. In passing it is interesting to
(Maybe Somebody Ha
paying the highest price, but
by getting the most for their
money. That is why more rich
people drink Arbuckles' Ari
osa than any other coffee.
ARIOSA is the cheapest good
coffee in the world.
ARBUCIILE EROS., New York City.
note that these two companies are
practically the personal property of
two families the Coiilds and the
It is estimated that more than a third
of this enormous capital is water. On,
this the public must pay Interest and
Obviously the first method of correct
ing this evil is to get an exact esti
mate of the value of the physical prop
erty of the corporation. At the last
congress a resolution was adopted in
structing the department of commerce
and labor to proceed to a valuation of
the physical properties of tin railroads.
It is probable that the Sixtieth con
gress may dud it necessary to amend
this action, as the task has beer, founfl
1 1 be colossal and its cost almost pro
hibitive. However, whatever may b
doue along this line, there will be n
determined effort made to persuade
congress to provide tor im oiiiciai ;q.
praisal of the physical properties of
the telegraph companies. Tni; would
be vastly less expensive and would
furnish data that will be invaluable
when the inevitable question of gov
ernment ownership of the telegraphs
shall come up.
Telegraphic Improvements and Cost.
In New York the other day 1 waa
shown a room in a big uptown ollice
building in which was installed a tele
graph line fifty miles long. The wires
were coiled around the wall from floor
to ceiling and covered the ceiling. It
wu:'- used to give a demonstration of
a new system of telegraphy to be
known as the telepost, invented by an
old associate of Thomas A. Kdison.
One curious feature of this system is
that the wires can Ik? used simultane
ously for telephone and telegraph !.:es
sages. Promoters of this enterprise told
mi? that a four wire line under their
system could be built for Sl.DTo a mile;
thai it would carry as much business
as a sixty-eight wire line such as the
old companies have, costing ."?7.io) a
mile. As to rapidity of operation,
there is no comparison.
Perhaps when that appraisal of the
physical properties of the old com
panies is iH'gun some investigation
might also be undertaken into the rea
sons why they have tailed to improve
In the slightest degree their operat
ing methods, while the patent ollice
here Is full of models of devbes for
Improving and expediting the service.
the inventors of which were never
able to get a hearing from the man
agers of the merged telegraph mo
History as It Is Written.
In a syndicate article printed re
cently Mr. Dexter Marshall offered
some reminiscences oi national ccn
vei'.tiens. Including the f anions Chica
go convention of l:n;. .Certain facts
are suggested by Mr. Marshall's con
tribution to history. It Is quite true,
as he says, that Mr. Rryan came to
that convention hoping t. make a tight
for the nomination. Rut certainly no
man ever came with a hope that at
the outset might have appeared more
forlorn. To begin with, he did not
reach Chicago as a member of the enn-vmtio-.i.
He was one of a contesting
delegation, and the committee on cre
dentials was in the hands of the en-
em v. Again, while Ins .Neiuasua neign-
bors were enthusiastically for him,
there was not one ether state delega
tion from which he bad assurance of
support. None of the leaders of the
convention was for him. Riand of
Missouri was the choice of by far a
majority of the radical silver men,
while Senator Tidier and Governor
Roies of Iowa had their devoted ad
herents. In the gossip of the two
days before the conv ent ion the name
of Rryan was not heard. His youth
was against him. He bail but passed
the constitutional age by less than-two
years. I recall very well speaking to
Covernor Altgeld in his behalf (lie day
liefore the convention met. "A line
man." said Altgeld. "but 'too young.
He has plenty of time to wait." All
geld did, as Mr. Marshall recounts,
hold his delegation away from P.ryan
until the very last possible moi. ;(.
Rut it was not. as Mr. Marle;ii said,
because he had hopes of Ivng himself
n candidate. Nobody accused Cov
ernor Altgeld of lack of knowledge of
the constitution or of our system of
government, and he knew that our
American presidents could not lie
born, as he was. in Cermany. It was
the magnetism of his speech that nom
get wealthy by
inated Mr. Rryan and not any snrewd
plotting or planning before the con
vention. Types of Statesmen.
Five southern states have brought
the railroads doing business within
their borders to their knees. Five
southern governors, of course all Dem
ocrats, have shown themselves to be
superior to corporation blandishments
and have led the attack of the legisla
tures upon railroad extortiou and ag
gression. President Finley of the
Southern railroad, after having been
arrested in one state and having seen
his road's license to do business for
feited in another, has surrendered at
discretion. In passing it may be fair
to say that Mr. Finley has acted
throughout this agitation with a fair
ness and in a spirit of conciliation that
reilected the greatest credit upon him.
Nevertheless the conciliatory attitude
of the railroad man most affected does
not detract in the slightest degree from
the excellence of the work done by
Oovernors Oleim of North Carolina,
fewansou of Virginia, Hoke Smith of
Oeorgia, Comer of Alabama and Camp
bell of Texas. Fleeted largely ou the
issue of railroad regulation, these have
proved faithful to their pledges and in
ollice have reilected the sentiment of
L:e people who put them there.
It affords rather an interesting paral
lel to contrast these live Democratic
governors with certain Republican
feeiuUurs who have lately come into
disrepute or worse. Never mind Piatt
und Depew; they are off the political
stage already and. not Ion-,- for the
worldly one. Rut there was Senator
Mitchell of Oregon, indicted and con
victed of complicity in land frauds.
There is Senator Rtirton of Kansas,
who has just finished a jail sentence
for violation of a Failed States, stat
ute. There is Senator Rora'ti of Idaho,
Indicted for laud trauds, but going
about a free man, not even, by souie
curious complaisance of the depart
ment of justice, having been put un
der bail. And there Is Senator Pu
Vht of Delaware, whose powder trust
U now lieiug proceeded against by the
government and whose indictment id
promised by the attorney general.
The Republican party is as luckless
In its senators as the Democracy id
fortunate in its governors.
V.'asldugton. D. C.
WILLIS J. AP.ROT.
A CHEERFUL LIAR.
Judson Castor, gentleman of leisure,
a member of many clubs, in order tu
escape the heat of the city -went to the
seashore. On the bench the morning
after his arrival be noticed a lady
whose appearance he admired greatly.
She was about twenty-live years old
ami tastefully dressed and had a strong
face and an independent mien. Castor
sat ou the beach where he could lHk
at her as well as the bathers and be
tween her and them divided his atten
tion. When the lady tired of (hem she
put up a huge parasol, took up a book
and began to read. At noon she arose
and went to her hotel.
This was repeated daily. The lady
was never seen by Mr. Castor with
any one else, lie saw her go in and
come out of her hotel, but never in
company. She did not appear on the
piazza or on the beach during the aft
ernoon nor In the drawing room in the
evening. Castor was obliged to be con
tent to see her for a couple of hours in
the morning. Not finding any one to
give him an introduction, he set about
contriving to scrape an acquaintance.
One morning he went to the city, and
when he returned in the afternoon be
had with him a handsome stickpin, a
largo pearl in a bird's claw. The next
morning he approached the lady, lifted
his hat most deferentially and said:
"I beg your pardon. I found this pin
in the sand yesterday at the place
where you had been sitting. May I
ask if it is yours?"
Hie lady looked at the pin, put her
hand to her throat, appeared surprised
"I had my pin with me yesterday
and thought I had It now, but I see I
haven't. I didn't know that I had lost
it. Thank you very much."
Mr. Castor made a remark about the
pleasure It gave him to restore her
jewel, but since it did not appear from
her manner that she desired the inci
dent to form a basis for an acquaint
ance he bowed again and passed on.
Rut be was astonished. He had found
no pin, and he was not aware that she
had lost one, and yet she had taken the
one he had given her and did not even
give him permission to chat with her.
What did it mean? She was certainly
a lady. Rut would every lady have
the strength of character to refuse a
jewel to 1 obtained so easily?
Mr. Caslor was much put out He
had no objection to buying a woman's
favor, but when liought he expected
the goods to lie delivered. He pur
posely passed' the lady Inter In the
morning wliile he was walking from
the foam line up the incline of the
beach. She did not notice him. He
looked at her the next morning on the
le;ich, but she gave him no recognition
whatever. Castor when cool had good
enough Judgment, but when irritated
it vanished. He made up his mind
that the lady was waiting for more
of the same kind.
The next day he went to the city
again, and on the following morning
the lady received through the mall a
little box containing a solitaire dia
mond ring. With it was a bit of pa
per on which was written, "Also found
on the beach."
The next morning Castor . went to
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the shore solicitous as to tne result (
of his daring experiment. The lady
was not there, but later he saw her
coming, followed by a man whom
Castor judged t, 1h a porter. As soon
as she reached the beach she pointed
to Castor, and the man approached.
Handing Castot the box he had pent
the lady, he said:
"I am told to say that you have
made a mistake."
Castor, coloring, took the box and
shoved it in bis pocket. The lady
turned her back broadly upon him.
What did it all mean? Was she play
ing him for a big stake? Probably not,
for she left the beach at once and the
next morning did not appear. She had
gone fmm the place. Castor went
back to the city much discomfited.
The next winter, one evening, while
Castor was in one of the orchestra
chairs at a theater, on looking up at
one of the boxes he saw the mysteri
ous lady of the seashore. He did not
catch her eye and. man of the worl.l
as he was, had not the assurance to
l.iok up again. Paring an intermission
he felt a tap on his shoulder, and a
gentleman be did not know asked him
if lie might see him for a moment
without. Castor's heart sank. He ex
Wfev keeps them
ever on the
a dfAj Vv keeps them on top vl
WsiV Vi. all the time. M,
I ym Zu'Zin
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pected to have to answer ior au nisun
to a lady. The man did not stop, us
expected, at the foyer, but passed
through it. mounted a flight of stairs,
passed down the gallery and entered a
box. Castor, following, stood before
the lady of the beach.
"I have sent fur you," she said, "to
return what I supposed bclongi-d to me
but was mistaken. 1 owned a stickpin
like the one you banded me, though
smaller. I never knew till after I had
left the beach of my mistake. I have
also the curiosity to know what in
duced you to send me the ring?"
And right here is where the genius
of mendacity comes in. Castor, with
out flinching, asked. "What ring?"
The ludy, astonished, explained that
he lia-J received a ring which she had
supposed came from him. lie looked
so painMlthat she offered a double
apology, one for receiving the stickpin
and the other for returning him the
ring. He was invited to remain with
the party in the box till the close of
the performance. He bad secured his
She had been at the seashore with
her invalid mother, which accounted
for her being on the beach at times
alone. AMY R. KEXXLbV.