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TRADES"tR? C0UNCIL m
Friday, November 8, 1907.
The war 'on the
merely on paper. .
paper trust is not
Johnson wins by nearly 10,000. Bur-ton-Roosevelt-Taft.&
Co. lose by a sim
his seat in the federal
if not sadder man.
will return to
house a wiser
The robber paper trust is to be torn
to atoms before the publishers get
through with it.
From all present indications the
country -has recovered nicely from its
attack of financial brain storm.
ing without requiring them to 4
through West Point instruction. Thi
reason assigned for tho young grad
uates of these colleges declining to
accept commissions is the objection
able character of the Philippine sfc--vice
to whTclthey might expect to -'e
When the federal government pail
$20,000,000 for the Philhinine islands.
and sacrificed thousands oT;lives in the
"benevolent assimilation"' of the n;i
tives, the "whistle" was not only pail
a narrow margin, .while, many of, the
now arid districts went dry", by large '
pluralities, the city . of Jacksonville,
with 18,000 population, taking the .
white ribbon by a plurality of 773.
While ' the anti-saloon leaders are
waging war directly upon the liquor j
traffic, the large vote cast may not bet
entirely actuated by this same motive.
There are people everywhere who are'
not especially hostile to the liquor!
traffic under" certain restrictions, butj
who would throw their vote and in-1
dearly for, but a most distasteful an Influence with the anti-license movement
because of the abuse of the liquor bus
iness by-many engaged therein.
There is least agitation against sa
loons where the saloons protect them
selves by protecting the- public by ob
servance of laAv, and keeping their bus
iness within the restrictions specifical
ly laid down for their business. '
Tuesday 's warning is, in no uBoer-
deadly job of policing these Oriental
colonies was forced upon the army. It
is not surprising, f therefore, that the
army is becoming . depicted that
Americans who otherwise would be
willing to enter the military service of
the country refuse to do so, and that
those who are in the service are de
sirous of leaving it.
The imperial policy of colonization
adopted by the republican administra1
tion is bringing forth bitter and deadly
fruit. Not only is this tasted by llie
army as it is, but if is declared by
sonic officers connected with army ad
ministration that, as a deplorable re
sult, conscription is the only practica
ble method of maintaining t'.ro author
ized strength of the army, a plan thui
is consistent with imperialism, but one
that is so repugnant to American
ideas that if adopted, would probably
produce a rebellion.
It may have been the hunch on how
things were going in Cleveland that
caused Secretary Taft to alter his itin
erary abroad and to arrange fo come
home earlier thanvhe anticipated.
The calamity which has overtaken
Kentucky in a breaking out of its re
publicanism Is not confluent. It is
merely the varioloid form, which leaves
few marks and makes the temporary
sufferer immune from future attacks.
President Roosevelt may be still in
possession of his "profound convic
tion" that he is entitled to name the
mayor of Cleveland from the White
house. In that event Cleveland prob
ably will be willing for him to keep it
for his own personal comfort.
The Army Depleted.
The artillery, cavalry and infantry
of the United States army have lost
eo heavily by failure to reenlist, by
men purchasing their discharges and
by desertion that the situation is felt
to be serious by the officers charged
wifft the duty of maintaining the en
listed strength: of the standing Narniy.
It Is .slated in a Washington dispatch
to the New York Tribune that the
army as a whole is now 33 per cent
short of its authorized strength. Some
companies theoretically of 100 men,
are represented by' actual organiza
tions of 11 or 15 privates. Battalions
of presumably 300 men, in many in
stances, muster not over SO or 00 pri
vates and non-commissioned officers.
. Illustrations are given by the war
department which show that the reg
ular army has lost its attractions to
young men and indicate that the army
as a whole is in a bad way.
One of the most striking instances
of the depletion of the army is shown
by the case of the KUh company of
coast artillery, which paraded in Jan
uary, 1900, with 101 men in the ranks.
but which, when called upon to iwirnrl"
-on OcL 15 of this year, could muster
only 14 men in the ranks, that being
the total strength of the company. A
hardly less striking Instance is fur
nished, however, by the 7th infantry,
which recently attended the McKinley
memorial exercises at Canton. The
entire regiment of 12 companies was
ordered to Canton, and should have
been about 1,200 strong. As a mat-
- ter of fact, the 12 companies and the
- band were represented by only 10",
men, while one company could muster
. only 10 privates fit for duty. One In
fantry captain reports that for some
time his command has been so small
that It has been impossible to have
other than squad drills. His companv
attended the 'lake maneuvers with 1.0
instead of 100 men, and at the grand
review, "before, the soldiers of many
nations," a battalion turned out with
less' than 80 men in line, while one
company, contained one officer and 14
men. ' " .
p . There are various reasons assigned
fof this condition of affairs in the mi!i-
tary service, but "the. most reasonable
one is that Americans do "not like the
foreign assignments especially In th?
far away Philippines, where when scat
they have'to remain away from home
and friends for two years. The cli-
- matic. conditions there are such as to
break dowftthe health of the men, aulj
In many Instances the enlisted men
either lose their lives through disease
or return home physical wrecks.
This dissatisfaction with the Phil
ippine service is not confined to en-
' listed men. Commissioned officers,
who are supposed to be able to tako
better care of themselves, complain
bitterly of the climate and the condi
tions that result from it. Some offi
cers, It. is said, rather-than go there
and be cut off from home and friends,
have resigned. And an article was re
cently published . in which Captain
Haygood -of the, coast artillery, is re
ported' to -have stated that the govern
ment did not receive one response this
'year from an offer sent to 125 colleges
tendering commissions as second lien
tenant to graduates of specified stan 1-
Blamc Where it Belongs.
The Commoner: Charles G. Dawes,
former comptroller of the currency, ad
dressing the National Civic Federation
in session at Chicago, criticised At
torney General Bonaparte, the maga
zine writers and sonnj other peopio
for present day financial .conditions.
He defended the financiers of New
York, asserting that' many; of then:
who have borne the fash dining tho
last four years are doing a wink fo.'
the good of the country, the value of
which it is hard to estimate, lie fur
ther urged the amendment of tin
Sherman anti-trust law so as to avoid
embarrassment to the '"good triiHts:
It is strange that men whi take' tho
position Mr. Dawes' do?s have no' word
of censure for the men whose greed
for gold has brought about present day
financial conditions. He accuses tha
attorney general and tlio magazine
writers of attacking the "business in
tercsts" of the country and lie has
much to say of the importance" of up
holding those interests. But so far
we have seen hehas had not one worl
of censure for those men" who have
manipulated the banking business to
their own seSfish ends and who throng',;
wildcat speculation have brought on
a panicky condition.
Mr. Dawes' -words would carry great
er weight If he had something to sav
in condemnation, .of. Ui9 wealthy and
Field of Literature.
St. Nicholas in 1908. It is good
news, to all. bovs and girls, lug and
little, that. Frances Hodgson Burnett
has written another. "Queen Silver-
bell" fairy story, "A Spring Cleaning,"
which will appear in an early number
of St. Nicholas. There are to be many
other short stories, , in every number
of the year, from such well Vnown
writers for children as Temple Baile,
Rebecca Harding Davis, Elaine (ood-
ale Hast man, B. J. Daskam and Cap
tain Harold Hammond, the author ol
"Pinkey Perkins;" and there is to hi
another serial story by Agnes McCJlo-i
laud Haulton, author of "From Sioux
to Susan" and "Fritzi," which will irnn
through several numbers under tho
title of . "The Gentle Independence ; of
Gab."' : ! "
powerful evil'' doers' of the country.
license vs Ant i-I.lcetiKO.
The saloon element in the' state of
Illinois may well sit up and take no
tice of Tuesday's election , returns .on
the license issue.
Thc.ro is a warning in those results.
Of the 137 districts in the state vot
ing. Tuesday under the new local op
tion law, 131 voted against licensing
saloons, and only (J voted for license
In most of the six districts which voted
"wet," the liquor interests won by only
V rtathcr Ncciscary Question). i
Ontuiarily Mr. I.awton wid a reason
ably .immI tempered man. but j hot
weather did not agree with him. ;an.l,
uii'dor Vtho stress of it lie became liVitl
ble aiHj.niost unhappy. j ;
"I never saw anything like sone of
these country men I" he grumbled; one
day-, when he returned from a fishing
expedition. He bail started when' t'.ie
wind was east and the sky overcast,
only to have the wind die down and
the sun come out hot aud blinding, nud
his feeliiigs were injured in conse
"What 'Is the matter now?" inquired
his wife. iV3 she hastily removed some
work from the chair toward which she
saw his feet were tending.
"Why, I asked a farmer out on the
Greenham turnpike, not more than
three 'miles away from Long poid.
whether I was half way there, and, hi
said in the most indifferent way ijiat
he wasn't prepared to toll, but lio'd
like to know where I was stopping-.!
"Well, didn't yo tell him?" quaver,
ed Mrs; Lawtonj her face half hidtjei
. !? fcer.lMwIkeFfWefi ,i hi, ,' ,V ii 1 .
"Tell him? No: What business was
it of his,' particularly- when hel. re
fused to auswer'a civil question?" saj.l
Mr. Lawton Indignantly. "I Just
stumped along till I came to a gulde
board. They're the most disobliging
lot!" Youth's Companion. I ." .
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for piles. 'Sold by all druggists.
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RICHARD YATES 1 901-1965.
college in Jacksonville-, completing bisstndies In the law
University of Michigan. He was clt attorney at Jacksoi
1.S01, and was Republican nominee fof congressman at larj
Richard Yates, the first native born governor ot Illinois, was born In Jack
sonville, Dec. 12, ISfiO, between the election and Inauguration of his father
aa governor. The young man was educated In Whipple academy ana Illinois
department of the
sonville from 1SS5 to
large in 1S92, but was
defeated. ; In 1S94 he was elected fonutv iudsre of Morcan county", which
office he resigned in 1897 to becoin f collector of luternal revenue at Sprin
field. He was defeated for euomttion, for governor by Charles Deneet:
in 1904 and was defeated in the Republican primaries in 1900 for the office
of united States senator to succeetf SheiHy M. Cnlloni. Since retirinff from the
law in Snringfield. , '. '." . T
office of governor he has practiced
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"Aggreeing with Beamish" By Lulu Johnson.
(Copyright, l!Hi", by Jessie Morgan.) "
"It looks like a graveyard," said Au-, Moria," wiis the terse command. '"TluU
drey, with a little shiver, as she stared ("tick you ve pot there is rotten."
into the body of the theater. "She will jlay all right." was the re-
On the stage the open lire skylights Fponse. "She rehearses badly, and
flooded the l)are space with liuht and thou she is nervous because you are
created a grateful draft, but the body j out -here
of the house was swathed in while
thin cloths over the rows of the round
ed backs of seats, suggesting an order
ly row of tombstones. . .
In the broad foyet back of the bal
cony one of 'Manager Ileaniish's "Xo.
2" companies 'went through' its re
hearsal, while still another touring-or
ganization occupied the- side lobby
downstairs, but it was tho Avenue
stock company, the pride of .Ilea-
mlsh's attractions, thnt occupied the
stage. Audrey Harwood smiled at the
thought that this season she was re
hearsing with the crack company.- prt
the stage instead of oue of the less im
portant companies in lite loWy. , '
The year lefore she had labored
through a. small part with a road com-!
pany, and it had npt been until the
last of the season that r.asil, the gen-'
eral stage manager for Rcamlsh, had
noticed her work on one of his trips
of inspection and had promoted her
to the metropolitan company.
''It's been the graveyard of many a
blasted hope," retorted Maida Terry,
the leading lady, witb a'. laugh, "and
Beamish is the ghoul, that goes prowl
ing around the place seeking whom he
may" devour. There he comes now",
she added as the burly form of the
manager was discerned descending the
staircase leading from the balcony,
wliere he had been watching the re
hearsal of the minor company.
Jsow he settled his Huge bulk in a
seat at the rear of the house, his
pudgy bands clasped across his fat
stomach, wjiile he viciously chewed
the end of cn unlit cigar. Beamish
was nn Inveterate smoker, Imt he
lived In dread of a fire that might put
his house out1, of business for a time,
and he never smoked in the theater,
even in his own office.
His presence made Itself felt to How
ard Basil, though the latter stood with
his back to the euditorium. Some of
the actors played better with the man
ager's eyes upon them, others , grew
nervous , and conf used, and Audrey,
coming under Becmish's notice for the
first time, failed utterly In her scene.
As her voice faltered and broke there
came a gruff Bhout from the rear of
the house, and the company eyed the
girl comm!seratlnf;ly, while Basil drop
ped the rehearsal to answer Bea mlsh's
summons. " ;
. "Get another E3rl for that Dart ,of
I want another girl," was Iicaiu-
ish's emphatic answer. "It's only a
bit that she plays, but it comes in
Terry's bjg scene, and we can't havo
that spoiled.', !ct rid of her."
"If I thought that she -would spoil
it, I should not have engaged her."
answered, Basil quietly. "The girl will
remain in 'the east."
"(live the part to Ashton," ordered
Beamish. "Let this' girl out tomor
rowT' ; '.
"I have full control of the compa
nies," said Basil, whose face had
grown very white. "Miss Ashton can
Ii!iy the part at a f-.inch. Miss Har
wood can live the part. If she goes,
"I've got you under contract," sput
"I just mentioned the important
clause of that contract," retorted ISisil.
"You . will break it by. your own ac
tion." -..,.. -.
The younjjcr.iuai stood quietly Tor a
moment,' while Beamish chewed lvi.
cigar viciously. Basil was a man
hard to replace. Moreover, he bad
seen the KiigUsli production of the
piece and had read the play with the
author. It would never do to iet him
go on the eve of a production. Beam-;
ish iojc heavily to his feet. . t
"'I don't suppose tjiat you will object
to Ashton understudying? he asked,
gruffly. 4 H
"Not In the least." said Basil. "I'll
swer to bcr, question. The' temptation
was stio'ng' rtpon htm' to-" take her in"
his arms and. tell her that he .loved her
and it was because of his love that he
hal. fought. To do so would seem to
be presuming upon Vis action". Men
tally he cursed Beamish for raising
this barrier against his hopes.
Miss Ashton appeared the following
morning, sitting In one of the front
seats and studying the business care
fully, but Audrey played without a
break, and at the dress rehearsal eten
Beamish was pleased to grunt a
grudging assent to Basil's praise
Then came the opening
house was crowded, for
ersiiiu"T0ire h'-il on!; the cluster of
electric lights' the 'center of the
stage illuminated the place, emphasiz
ing" file', dark shadows 'thrown by the
Beamish and Basil were talking as
she came down the dressing room cor
ridor, and they did not hear her soft
footfalls as she approached. ,
"I suppose you'll marry her. you're
so stuck on her," grumbled the man
ager. "Your objection to her work sealed
my lips," said Basil coldly. "I jruld
not seem to demand her love as the
night. The price or ner iwin rotamea in i ne vom
it was au pan v. i
early opening of the season, and the! "Bosh!" said Beamish, with art un
other theaters were still dark. Beam-'
isli gleamed upon the crowd of nota
bles streaming into the house. He
knew that he had one of the strongest
plays of- the hour. To score a hit
would mean perhaps au all season run
at the home theater and a tremendous
advertisement for the road companies'.
. But his Iiojhns were da-shed when
Basil came out front with a worried
look upon his face. " . ,-
"Terry was throwu out of her auto
mobile on' her way to (the- theater,"
he reported. " "The physician thinks ;
she has fractured her skull."
"And we've gt to lose nil this?"
asked Beamish, with a wave of his ci
gar. The accident to his leading wo
man apjK'aled only to his own sellish
ness aud cupidity.
"Miss Harwood is dressing fejr the
part," explained Basil. "She can play
it, Ivani certain. It would never do
to turn the'Vrowd away. We could
never get them back on a later night."
Beamish nodded a grudging assent,
lie knew that Basil had stated the
situation properly. To get another
woman or wait for uss Terry to re
cover would upset the play and give
it a blow from which it could never re
"Go ahead," he said shortly. "It's a
last chance. Terhaps the play will
' carry the girl through." ' j
I Basil hurried behind the scenes" to
make the announcement, aud Beamish
lumliered in to lonti over the rear rail (
of the orchestra floor. At the end of
the first act ' he went, back on the'
"Going great" he said shortly. Then
he turned upon his heel and walked
back to his place of observation.
! In the second act Audrey had her
big scene, and, forgetful of self, she
threw herself into the part. She could
not act well at rehearsal, but now the
lights and the crowd acted as a stim
ulus. Nerved by the further desire toi(
justify Basil's coufldence, she surpass- j
1 1 - . 1 .1 n . t. T. I
tru lll i 1 1 . - ai L ill truu vi lutr iL Liiu
easy laugh. "You're a fool not to grab
her.up liefore some one else does.'';
"I llon't agree with you," said asll
grimly. Audrey stepid Into the irele
i'l loT' she said quietly. "Howard,
may I ask your escort to my hotel?"
Beamish In his excitement forgot
himself and lit his cigar as the two
passed out. For once a meir.ler of his
rnnm.mv h:id niTreed with hi'.ll.
Chapped hands are quickly eiudd by
applying Chamberlain's Salve Prire 23
cents. For sale by all lrnggists.
nend for her this afternoon."
- lie returned to the stage. Those let
ter versed in the Beamish methods had
guessed that the Mage manager had
leeli lighting for Audrey and had told
the girl so. She flashed him a grateful
glance, but he merely took his place
by the table and ordered the rehearsal
of the scene over again: It was hot
until after the company had been dis
missed that Audrey had a chance to
rpeak to him.
. "How can I ever thank you?" she
said gratefully. .
Basil looked down into the -wistful
face. "By doing as well as you los-!
sibly can," he said. "I want you to
justify my judgment, aud 1 am certain
that you can. There will .be an under- house rang with cheers, and her buc
study here tomorrow, but don't worry- cess was assured. .' .
If Beamish wants to pay any extra j After the last curtain the crowds in
salary, let him. It is seldom that he the restaurants were discussing her
indulges in that lnx'nry." . ,1 wonderful work, but she,' still lingered
lie. turned n.wy.to hlde.ti'e. reat.oh- ,in the dresslng room. .The other clay-
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