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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 28, 1907.
r THE ARGUS,
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TRADES ,UV COUNaU M
Thursday, November 28, 1907.
The attention of Dr. Osier is re
spectfully called to Edward Payson
It Is a pity that the kaiser will not
see William H. Taft. He is as impres
sive as a battleship.
The dining room in Windsor castle
the other day held three kings and
live queens. Looks like a "cold deck."
Walker Weston was given a recep
tion ii Chicago, while the return of
Walter Wellman hardly attracted any
attention at all. This rocs to show
that the man who walks, but "ar
rives," has some advantages over the
man who flies, but who doesn't get
Municipal ownership of automobiles
doesn't seem to be a success, viewed
from the standpoint of the New York
taxpayers. The 74 cars that the city
provides for officials' cost $180,iM!),
and the annual cost of maintenance is
estimated at $140,000, nearly $1,900
Ship subsidy- lobbyists are already
beginning to gather in Washington,
which would seem to indicate that
the present session of congress will be
the golden opportunity for this fla
grant graft. With Japan's bitter ex
perience in ship subsidy, it would seem
a good thing to keep away from these
The Alabama legislature passed a
bill supplementary to the prohibition
measure that passed the same body.
In which the sale or disposal of
liquors in club houses was forbidden.
That Is. it passed it in the forenoon,
and took it back in the afternoon.
The chances are that club houses will
become exceedingly popular.
Sfyergus Daily Slt Story
"Their Frivolity."-By Troy Allison.
(Copyright, 1907,by M. M. Cunningham.)
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of the tariff which shall reduce the
overgrown treasury, surplus and curb
the Dingley monopolies without in any
way harming American industries.
The democratic party, in the coming
campaign, will. resist with all its might
thf encrnachnipnf s nf . federal nower
upon the rights and powers of the Mis3 Weston sat looking out the M in
states. It will wage war upon the re-' dow of lue m ho(el n.irloI. her face
publican tendencies of President Roose- ' fu of dtecoIltent She fingered the
veit to usurp judicial ana legislative go0(1 ,ace cm.taiu uuconst.jous,j.t ami
powers in addition to his proper execu-j just flg unconsclously frowIied at tbe
. . ' . . , , . 'group of schoolgirls standing outside street rornw
The democratic Dartv will insist that i . . " . ... sirni touiei.
u ,, , , ... I waiting for the sightseeing autouiot-Ue. "That ear suvs ''Glen Echo
inn nrnizinnnt tint nnlu citivtmrr thn srkii.l n c I i . v i . "
stitution of the United States and en- After a week iu Jamestown with sounds enticing," she suggested. j
force the laws made in v accordance 1 tno,u she acknowledged that the quiet 1 he professor was sure that at twen-.
therewith, but that he-himself shall be of the school year had its com- ty-one he would have felt sen imcutal-1
governed by tuem pensations. It could at least be count- ,v helmed toward a spot called (,len;
Thft .irmrK-rati. r,v win insist that od to follow its regular groove.' On the M "d h boiirJed the tar entuu-.
mg to the library, it was tne en:)
public lullding that they had not seen
in previous trips to Washington. j
Where now?" he asked as they came
down the broad steps after a little chat
in the library cafe and stood on the
The democratic party will insist that to follow its regular groov
justice be done to the inland states by other Hand, fifty schoolgirls on a sight-
adequate appropriations out of the ' seeing expedition, even under the chap
overfull treasury for betterment of eronage of the music teacher, the pro-
navigation in their watcf ways.
The party knows its own- mind so
well on these things that it can write
a better platform before than after
the republicans have spoken. On the
other hand, it is the very interesting
question whether it would or would
not be better to let the republicans
have their Kilkenny cat fight undis
turbed by knowledge by what the dem
ocrats are going to do.
The probability that there will be
"We'll chase that echo," he said
"SbAiff ton?'' Khn miorioil
fessor of psychology and two under-1 .A . men efforvestence of youth."
icacuers. couldn't be eounteo, upon to airily. "You mustn't be surprised at
do anything except break out in unex- j. anything I do or say today, my dear
pected places. They had managed to , lady I mean my dear girl. You've no
get scattered all over Jamestown, and . Idea what a holy terror I was at twen-
after "being safely gathered on the
boat for Washington half of them had
i seen 'fit to get seasick. The other half
had taken advantage of the fact that
the chaperones were busy looking aft
er tbf ailing and had got acquainted
more bickering and factional bitter-1 wlth "M" the boat that show-
ness in the republican convention if
it is held first is the only consideration
which should cause the democratic na
tional committee to hesitate to declare
offhand and unanimously for- holding
their convention in advance of the
date set by the republicans.
ed the least inclination to talk.
The professor came hurriedly into
the parlor, folding the morning paper.
"We will soon have them where we
can keep an eye on them for at least
two hours. Miss Weston. Did you ever
see such overflowjng youth and hap
piness?" He looked at the chatter
ing group, then suddenly noticed his
companion's woelogoue' countenance.
"Anything wrong V" lie asked quickly.
"Nothing, except I'm too young,"
she said despondently.
He put on his glasses and gazed at
The rivers and harbors committee,
it Is said, will not adopt any particu
lar plan of improving the waterways,
but merely define a policy. The ad
vantage about this latter is that it
doesn't cost anything. But the rivers
and harbors committee may be stirred
up by the time that congress is in ses
sion that it will be endeavoring at
least to do a little something more
than define a policy.
Oysters "It" Gmh1.
It is reassuring to hear that bac
teriological tests made in Washington,
Chicago and elsewhere disprove abso
lutely that the oyster is a sort of her quizzically.
clearing nouse ior typnoiu bacin. .Nol "i n iny research among psychic
only has it been established beyond . phenomenn it's absolutely the first
question that the generally enjoyed'
bivalve is free from typhoid germs,'
but it is, when fresh and properly kept, j
free from all things injurious, and is j
healthful, desirable and nourishing
Just on the day of Thanksgiving
. 1. i . : . . - . . I
uus is particularly good news, ior tne
oyster is a conspicuous factor in the
culinary establishment of the "turkey
Authorities who have been making
tests sustain the old tradition that oys
ters are good during all months the
names of which contain the letter "R."
Oysters are sold iu great quantities
in all the cities this time of year. All
that is necessary to safeguard against
danger to the cousumer is that only
oysters to be sold whfch are fresh and
clean. Care should be taken in hand
ling them, especially the bulk oysters.
This is an important duty the dealer
owes to the public.
It is indeed gratifying to have the
assurance that when properly handled
oysters "R" healthful.
"Corporations are, of course," says
Woodrow Wilson in the November At
lantic, "only combinations of individ
uals, but the individuals combined
in them have a power in their respect
ive fields, an opportunity of enter
prise, which is beyond all precedent
ivl private undertakings, and which
gives them a sort of public character.
Lawyers have always spoken
of corporations as -artificial persons,
but these modern corporations seem in
the uouular imagination and in the
minds' of lawmakers to be actual per
sons, tho colossal personalities of
modern society." This view of the
modern great bodies of business enter
prises is becoming more and more fa
miliar and reasonable to the public
As oppression and violation of laws
increase, the determined vigilance of
the sufferers attributes more and more
nearly to its true cause this prodigy
of corporate sin. That Thomas and
Richard and Henry are directors we
may have long known; it is only now
that we are beginning to identify ille
galities with the official acts 05 Thom
as and Richard and Henry and recog
nize them as undesirable neighbors
The time is coming when they will be
asked to move. ' .
As to lVnsioiiK.
One of the interesting features of
the latest report from the pension
commissioner's office is a tabulated
statement of the amounts paid out by
the federal government in the way of
pensions, arising from" the various
wars in which the country has been
engaged. The tabulation is as follows:
War of Revolution $
War of 1812
War with Mexico
Civil war ,.
War with Spain
An k'-nrly or Late Convention?
St. Ixmis Republic: The proposal to
hold the democratic national conven
tion next year In advance of the repub
lican gathering is In many ways at
tractive. In advancing it the demo
cratic national committeemen who
have been visiting Chairman Taggart
.at French Lick Springs are eminently
correct in the view that the democratic
party will make a great fight for the
presidency and will not wait . upon re
The democratic party will make its
own national platform without refer
ence to what the republicans may say
in tne'rs. There 1 reason why it
would he better if it were made in ad
vance of the republican declaration.
The democracy knows Its own mind
and will express It strongly for the
Jeffersonian principle of equal rights
for all, Bpeclal privileges for none. It
will declare war upon the special priv
ileges enjoyed, by law-created trusts
and monopolies' which bear oppressive.
ly upon the people.
The .democratic platform will con
tain no. word but of hostility to the
robberies of the Dingley tariff. It will
Naturally the civil war should cost
more than all the other wars combined.
It must be remembered, too, that the
pensions to civil war veterans continue
to increase, and under the omnibus
bill recently passed are likely to swell
this already large sum to proportions
that will make this wa& far more
costly than any mentioned in history
Another interesting and significant
feature shown by the pension com
missioner's report is that, the year
shows a decline of 18,000 in the num
ber of pensioners on the rolls: but the
amount paid out, in spite of this de
crease, shows an increase of $4,613,131
over last year.
It is stated further that about 350.
000 applications for pensions were
filed under the pension service act,
passed Feb. 6, 1907. Up to June 30.
li 6,239 of these claims, it is said, have
been approved. The great rush oi
claimants caused congestion in the
pension office, and the clerical force
was utterly unable to handle the
claims with its usual dispatch. It is
believed that before the end of the
next fiscal year all of the service pen -j
sion claims filed and to be filed will
have been acted upon, and there is
some prospect that the high record of
1902, when there were 999.446 pen
sioners on the rolls, will be broken
The total number enrolled on June v
last was 967,317, so that the predic
tion of a new record appears emi
nently.safe. It is not improbable also
that the aggregate value of the pen
sion roll will make an advance ovei
the record in 1893, when the cost of
the roll was $156,906,673.
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THAT MAN CALLED TOU MY WIFE.
time I ever heard of a woman having
such a thought."
Miss Weston tapped the floor with
her tnn shoe impatiently.
"Not in years. I'm painfully near for
ty, perilously near, but that makes it
all the more ridiculous that I waut to
act young. The enthusiasm of those
girls has depressed me. I am euvlous
of them. I feel their reverence and re
spect until it's oppressive. It doesn't
even cross their minds that 1 am not
an old woman, and they show me the
exaggerated respect due a teacher and
oid age. I think this lovely morning
has made me restless. I want to go
ail over Washington, but I want to en
joy it as an individual and uot have to
take my pleasure with fifty pair of
young eyes gazing at me with a
to-morrow-ye-die-from-olu-age ' expres
The professor chuckled.
"Miss Weston, I'm not going to ask by
what process you reached the opinion.
Doesn't matter whether it was induc
tion or deduction it's exactly the hazy
trouble (hat has been worrying me. It
seems like taking one's pleasure sec
ond hand or by reflected light. Let's
lose them today and do the town by
ourselves," he suggested in a tragle
"Do we dare?" Her voice was eager.
"Dare!" scornfully. "Am I such an
old fossil because I'm forty-five and a
teacher of psychology that I haven't a
latent bit of heroism? We are going
to play we are exactly twenty-one years
old today and to enjoy Washington
from that point of view. I'll go tell
Professor and Mis. Bingham that they
must do all the chaperoning. That
oh, yes, I'll say Just say, mind you
that you and I want to go to the Con
gressional library to er look up a
matter of importance."
"Our lost youth," she suggested, smil
ing. "Those girls will be safe enough with
two chaperons. They will at least be
so high up In those automobiles that
there's no danger of street "cars run
ning over them."
Miss Weston started to her room
with a determination- to put on her
best white linen coat suit and give a
less chaperonlsh touch to her hair.
"They'll not be' run over by street
cars,! she laughed, "but I'm iu mortal
'error that two or three of them will
come back enchanted with the mega-
phone man." . '
They salved their consciences with
I the thought that tbey really were gp-
I "Me, too" she began ungrammatic
ally. "Turn your head this way
1 quick," she whispered. "There's that
I automobile with all the girls just pass
The professor quickly jerked down
v "You needn't tell me that I wasn't
born WHJ4. a soul for adventure, and as
for hairbreadth escapes, I positively
dote on tlieoi?- And Miss Weston
thought that the professor at twenty
one, his face animated by a boyish
grin, must have been attractive.
"I feel," he said as they entered the
grounds at Glen Echo, "the awakening
of a craving long dormant. That pea
nut stand is attractive, and the Ice
cream soda is positively Irresistible."
He put a bag of peauuts iu his coat
pocket for further consideration, and
they drank the half warm soda, laugh
ing at each other over the tops of the
"There is one thing that I dare posi
tively dare you to do," he said, his
eyes twiukling. "You'll never have the
courage to ride ou the merry-go-round!"
Miss Weston strangled over her soda,
set her glass down, then pinned her
hat on firmly.
"I was rather a hoideulsh girl at
twenty-one. I think I would prefer
riding on a white horse. I never cared
much for a rhinoceros or a zebra," sho
said, following him.
After the ride, her hair loosened and
blowing iu short" tendrils about her
face, she walked with him down the
hill toward the canal. "Is the worst
yet to come?" she queried. "For heavr
en's sake don't tell me that you are go
ing to dare me to do anything less dig
nified than ride on a merry-go-round!
I'm do thankful, it didn't cross your
mind to suggest that we catch at the
rings for a free ride. You must have
been a rather energetic boy."
"Regular young devil," he assented
amiably. "But the uext is real sub
dued. We are going rowing on this
The man in charge of the boat gave
them a good natured send off from the
"Better row down that way!" he
shouted. "It's lots shadier. Your
wife'll like it better!"
Mis' Weston, her face crimson, talk
ed volubly about the luxuriant foliage
on the edges of the canaL The profess
or rowed abstractedly. Finally he rest
ed on his oars and looked at her in
tently. "That man evidently thought I was
old enough to marry,"he said slowly.
"Don't notice him. He seems very
ignorant," she said rather nervously. '
"I think I like that man." medita
tively. "There's only one thing I have
against him. I would like to sit by
you and ask you what you think of
his suggest ion. and he has given us a
boat with a round bottom. It'3 so walv
bly to move around in."
Mips Weston turned still more crlui
sou, and she remained silent.
The professor, taking his chances,
stepped gingerly across find sat leside
her. "That inan Called you my wife.
It sounded great. I wish you would
tell me you liked it," he said, the
youthful look becoming more apparent
in his fact."
"But the girls would think we were
such old fossils" she commenced.
"Fossils! Who says fossils!" bq de
manded happily. "We know how
young we are. There never was any
one so young as I am right this min
ute, dear girl," he said, bending toward
The boat lurched, and she grasped his
nrm frantically. "I I think you had
better not try that again while we're
in this wabbly boat," she said breathlessly.
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