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THE "AllGUS. TUESDAY. JUNE 23. 1908.
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.Tuesday, June 23, 1908.
f.plinters in U,-
plank has lota of
Advice is a gift which Is often re
ceived with' ingratitude.
"The Naked Truth" Is the name of
a new play. - How shocking!
The "allies" endorsement of
sounds rather as an obituary.
The collapse of Governor Cummins
and the "Iowa idea" Alls the hearts of
the Protective Tariff league with Joy
not unspeakable but very loudly ex
pressed. '" The announcement of John Mitch
ell's declination to run for governor
will be received , with sincere regret
by democrats and the people generally
of the state. His election would have
followed as surely as the day the night.
, In all of the vast country of Brazil
there is not an American house
which handles' distinctly American
products, according to a trade Jour
nal. American manufacturers, look
ing for an outlet for the surplus
stocks now being accumulated should
get busy and take the trade at first
hand rather than leave it to manu
The deluded workmen for the steel
trust are between the devil and the
deep blue sea. They are supposed
to be protected by the same tariff
that protects the trusts, but as trust
high prices and the republican policy
of protection has produced a panic
and consequent , business depression,
more than half of the trust workmen
have found themselves unemployed so
far this y.ear. If in order to induce
buyers the trust reduces the price of
its products, it Is pretty, sure to re
duce wages also, which would be an
acknowledgement that protection doe3
not protect the workingman. But idle
workmen ' will surely come to believe
thatthe; boasted republican prosperity
is a fraud when they do not partici
- All Kyes on Denver.
-,..More democratic state conventions
will be held this week in Georgia
. today. North Carolina, tomorrow;
Iowa, Thursday, and Vermont, Friday
These conventions will give Bryan
enough additional votes in the Denver
convention to make certain the Ne
braskan's nomination on the. first bat
The time of. Bryan's nomination in
Denver of July 7 is drawing near.
The unanimity of endorsement of
Bryan by the rank and file of the party
throughout the country has been re
maikable. It is without precedent in
the history of American politics.
The situation i3 the direct antithesis
of that, in the republican party.
The republican party has nominated
a candidate picked by the professional
The democratic party will nominate
a candidate for president picked by
, the people.
The professional politicians in the
. republican party have forced a candi
date upon the rank and file of the re
The rank and file of the democratic
party have been and are unanimous
In endorsement of. Bryan; they have
forced the professional politicians in
the party to be for Bryan or he crushed
. Jiist look, for instance, how Roger
Sullivan and-a bunch of his followers
are cuddling up to Bryan now.
Bryan, is a sure winner at Denver,
and equally as sure a winner in No
vember. ' ' -
Now Who Is Taft?
The career of William H. Taft is a
long story of federal patronage. Borrt
of one of Ohio's wealthiest republican
families, half-brother to the owner of
he most powerful republican paper in
Ohio, he has always been the recipient
.'ot favors from politicians who wanted
. the support " of tha t" Da ber. ' It "was al
wftys forthcoming, but the price was. a
-job for brother. William. He was ap
pointed, collector,, of -.internal revenue
as the first step-. It is-not common to
regard Diet. Yatesas a great states
man, but he was equally as good
Tevenue . collector as Taft. - Appoin
ed as Judge of the superior court of
Ohio by. Foraker, who wanted the sup
porv oi unaries- -paper. . ne was : re
elected when ,the appointive term ex:
pired. . With such a lever to pry for
. re-election aa a short term and that by
appointment, most men are able to
win. Then President Harrison, stand
ing (or re-election, wanted him as so!
'" llcitor-general for" the - United Stales, j
Of all the cases be ever advocated, but!
two are worthy of note. The seal
fisheries dispute, and the matter, of"
Czar Reed's counting a quorum.
It was during this period that he
met Roosevelt, then , civil service
commissioner and advocate of reform.
His career oh the federal bench, where
he went out of his way to knock or
ganized labor, is too well known to
need comment. His work." in 'the Phil
ippines is said to be of a fair order.
et after ten years of occupancy we
have an armv there and even now the
fleet is being sent around the world to
over-awe the weaker nations of earth.
Federal patronage, supplied by
Theodore Roosevelt, i has nominated
Taft, seconded by his brother's bar
rel. If the Yates slush fund is not as
respectable as this kind of politics,
haf Is. the difference? Studying the
campaign "of men who have been elect
ed to high office, who during their.
terra appointed William H. Taft to
high place, you will find that Charles
Taft's paper supported that man's
candidacy, urged his election, and sup
ported his administration.
Who Iiiett Grant or Taft?
William H. Taft.' republican candi
date for president, made the speech a
rant's tomb on decoration day. Mem
bers of the Grant family were present,
and it was an occasion when oly good
should have been said of the great gen
eral. However. Taft went out of his
ay to say:
"In .1854 he (Grant) resigned from
the army because he had to. He hal
lelded to his weakness for strong
drink and rather than be courtmanial-
d he left the army." ."" I
In his memoirs, written when life
as fast ebbing away and when there
as no possible inducement to make a
misstatement if he had been so in
clined. Geenral Grant, speaking of why
he left the army says:
"My family, all this while, was at
the East. It consisted now of a wife
and two children. . I saw no chance of
upporting them on the Pacific coast
out of my pay as an army officer. 1
concluded therefore, to resign, and in
March applied for a leave of absence
ntil the end of July following, tender
ing my resignation, to take effect at
the end of that time." - '
If any one doubts the statement of
General Grant, he can find affirmance
of the truth of it in the: files of the
war department where can be found
the letters tendering his resignation as
"Humboldt Bay, Cal., April 11. 1854.
Colonel: I very respectfully tender my
eslgnation of. my commission as an
officer of the army, and request that
it may take effect from the 31st of
July next. . .
"I am colonel, very respectfully.
our obt. svt.
U. S. GRANT, Capt. 4th Inft.
To Col. S. Cooper, AdJ.-Gen., U. S.
A., Washington. D. C."
Who should be believed? - General
Grant writing as death stared him in
the face when he told of his-devotion
to his wife and two children or the
Let the old solriers who marched
with Grant and who revere his mem
ory tell who lied Grant or Taft.
GOV. JOHNSON IN
A LAST REFUSAl
Would Not Accept Nomination for Vice
President if. It Were Given
Him, Says Manager.
Chicago, June 23. The name of
Governor Johnson of Minnesota was
authoritatively withdrawn - from the
list of possible democratic, candidates
for vice president yesterday. Gov
ernor Johnson's position is the same
as was that of Governor Hughes be
fore the republican convention. He
wotald be glad to be named for first
place, but will not accept the nomina
tion for second.
The announcement was made by
Frederick Lynch, who is Governor
Johnson's ante-convention manager. It
was direct and positive and stated
that the governor not only was not
a candidate for the vice presidency.
OUR REPAIR SHOP.
There's this about our shop
' work:. We like to do .things
that will bring you . back to
jus and we're regular cranks
-about every job turned out.
. '.We've got good watchmak
ers and a fine man to look
after the jewelry repairing
and, special order work. The
prices are always reasonable.
We risk few contradictions
when we say "the' best shop
; in. town? . ' . , ; . ,
- SAFETY BLOC ; -
THE RIVER TO
END HIS LIFE
Robert Kimball Commits
Suicide by Drowning
Near Boat Yards.
Robert Kimball, a carpenter, com
mitted suicide this afternoon shortly
after 2 o'clock by jumping into the
river near the boat yards In the west
end of the city.: The deed was wit
nessed by several people, but before
Kimball could be reached he had dis
appeared. The search for the body
was begun at once and the police were
notified. The body has not as yet
been recovered, however. Kimball was
about 35 years old. , He resides at 702
Eleventh street. .
The reason for his ending his life
Is not known. He pulled off his coat
and hat and deliberately jumped Into
MANY GREET YATES
Ten Thousand Hear Former
Governor at Opening of
Campaign in Chicago.
SPEAKS IN THE COLISEUM
Devotes Much of His Time to De
nouncing Chicago Newspapers for
Chicago, 111., June 23. Between 10.-
000 and 11.000 persons cheered former
Governor Richard Yates for 14 minutes
last night when he rose to deliver his
address in the Coliseum which marked
the opening of his Cook county speak
It was the largest political meeting
with the one exception of a national
convention, ever held under roof or
canvas in Illinois. But few meetings
as large, except an inauguration as
semblage or, a demonstration in. honor
of a Dewey or the American Arma
da's entrance at the Golden Gate, have
been held in the country in many
years. As a political demonstration
in an Illinois campaign. Chicago nev
er witnessed anything like it.
But Few Vacant Sent.
The Coliseum seated comfortably 11
600 persons last week when the na
tioual convention was in session. Last
night all the seats were filled except a
few rows in the back of the main floor
ind the extreme north end of the gal-
Congrmmnan I.orlnn-r PreHldea.
Congressman William Lorimer pre
sided at the meeting. Speaker Ed
ward D. Shurtleff of the Illinois house
of representatives and Judge Willard
M. McEwen, formerly assistant state's
attorney under Mr. Deneen. were
among the speakers.
The former governor used the fcord
"lie" freely, varying his remarks oc
casionally by speaking of "Infamous
Mr. Yates said, in pursuing this
theme, that from now on not "one
word of truth" concerning his candi
dacy would appear in the Chicago
newspapers he picked out for attack
The former governor took up civil
service, and asserted that, as now ap
plied in the state, it was "a sham,
fraud, a farce, hypocrisy."
Drnlett story of Free Tlcketn. .
In his attack on the newspapers Mr
Yates declared that the "stories" print
ed yesterday morning, to the effect
that the lates campaign managers
were distributing free tickets to pre
cinct captains and township political
lights,. In. order to "get them to the
meeting, were "infamous vfaleshoods'
and "atrocious campaign lies."
but would flot accept the nomination
f it were given him.
The Johnson headquarters at the
Grand Pacific hotel will be closed
today ' and the managers who have
been conducting the Minnesotan's
campaign from there will go to Den
ver. They say they have not yet
given up hope of their candidate de
TRAVELERS FRIENDS OF ROADS
Association, However, Contends for
Interchangeable Mileage Bcoks.
..Milwaukee, Wis., June 23. Fully 7,
000 members of the Travelers' Pro
tective Association of America are in
the city to attend the 19th national
convention, which was opened yester
day with ' an address of welcome by
Mayor Rose. The president's report
shows a total membership of 40,000
to 50,000 commercial traveling men
and business men. The money re
ceipts for the year amounted to $300,-
884 and claims paid for 1907 amounted
to $229,161. . '
While . the association is avowedly
friendly. with the railroads, President
Johnson in his. address contended for
a mileage book for the traveling men
which would be universally . inter-
. I changeable, at a rate which is a con
cession below the rate accorded the
Humor mib Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
Tyranny is the wisdom of the foolish '
and the vice of the wise man.
The. man who is Indifferent Is the
man who Is not awake to bis. opportu
- No man Is .ty
The way to a
man's ill nature
Is through bis
When you have a grievance td nurse,
hire a trained uurse at $25 per and you
will soon get over it.
No one whose judgment Is worth the
trouble of getting Judges Impartially.
Set a thief to hatch a thief.
Being aaObld bachelor la" 'a credit to
no one and a satisfaction to but few.
Women are particular, . while men
are merely peculiar.
The thing that goes .without saying
isn t a woman.
The Short Cut. ..."
Lpssoiib in riding a brpnehoj.
Lessons in taming a goat.
Lessons In shooting a grizzly.
Lessons In writing a riote.
Lessons In skillfully keeping
On the: outside or the Jail
Full and complete and explicit ,
You can secure them by mall.
Why In your Ignorance tarry.
Uneducated and dumb.
When in a series of lessons
All the instructions will come?
Pick out the course you are needing.
Send right away without , fail.
Any profession or calling-.
You can secure it by mall
Lessons in running an 'engine.
Lessons in shoveling snow.
Lessons in making a pudding,
Lessons in catching a beau.
Lessons in using a razor.
Lessons in fighting the booze
Any or all of these branches
You as a starter can choosa.
Why plug away for a pittance.
Maybe a dollar a day.
When you can learn a profession
That will mean double the pay?
Give half an hour every evening
Any brief course to complete.
Then you can Just touch a button
- That will bring wealth to your feet.
"He wants to go far, far away from
civilization, where he can never again
hear a toot of a locomotive or see the
smoke of a factory.",
Disappointed In love?"' .
"No; got a lot of debts that he cannot
Nearly as Hard. "
"You're a student of political econ
"Yes, In a modest way." y . '
"Can you square the circle?"
"We don't do that lu political econo
my. You are getting it mixed with
some other branch of science."
"Well, to make J'our political, econo
my produce auy. results for you you
have to square yourself with the ring,
which ought to be about the same
Not Looking For Rivals.
"The senate doesn't appear to be
very enthusiastic over woman suf
Xo, not so a shortsighted man could
"Conservative old body."
"Not that so much as it is afraid
some woman might become a member
of the body who could outtalk it.'
Puffs Him Up.
"Strange that women cannot under
stand basebalL" '. '
"They could If they Just had a little
"But why don't men explain It to
"They don t want to. If women
knew all about the game, what would
man have to feel superior about?"
The Main Thing.
"When will your mother permit yu
to marry? . . "
"When I know enough."
"To keep house Y' : - j,
' "Dear me, no. ,
"To manage a husband." "
; . V
A Usual. '
"I wonder" ' '
"What?" . - -
"Why June doesn't come as often M
January." : - v
"It Is op to the weather man."
-' Hit Undoing, i
"Why. did he marry her?"
."It was leap year."
"well?" v ' . -t
"He had never learned fcsay Uf '
"Keep It to yourself,
"Tour adYtee." -
Thauks. I bATe.no use'for It"
beans ? Certainly not ! You want them
and mealy. If you ask for
you'll get them really ba'iced baked in the home way, in dry
ovens that are heated to just the right degree of
uniform heat baking each bean a rich, golden
brown, and making it deliciously tender.
10c, 15c, 20c,
SljeTIrgus Daily Sljort Story
Redney and the Lady By Frank Howe.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Clterary Press. '
Archibald Harris, better known to
his one time friends as "Redney," la
graceful allusion to his brightly colored
thatch of hair, gazed disconsolately
Into the shop window while the warm,
enticing odor of freshly baked bread
came through the grating beneath the
He was debating whether to buy a
loaf of bread and make aa evening
meal or to save his sole remaining dime
for a bed after he should have had a
cup of coffee and a thick slice of bread
on the "bread line." The bread line
did not open until 1 o'clock, and Red
ney decided in favor of supper Imme
diately. He was used to sleeping in
the open, but he was unused to going
He half turned to go Inside the bak
ery when his attention was attracted
to a girl who had joined him before
the plate glass. She was not uncomely.
in spite of a certain shabbiness, and
something seemed to stamp her as one
of the homeless. With quick sympathy
Redney turned to her.
"You hungry, too, sister?" he de
The girl sprang back at the sound of
his voice and made asi though to move
on, but the "too" was; a common bond
of sympathy, and she-nodded silently
'Ain't had liothin' since last night,"
she affirmed. "The landlady threw me
out because I owe three weeks' board,
and there ain't a chance in town for a
'Come on In," he invited, leading the
way to the door. The girl stood silent
while Redney purchased a loaf of
bread and half a dozen cakes, deposit
ing the last dime. Then he led the
way to one of the small parks aud di
vided the loaf and the cakes with her.
Both devoured the bread ravenously.
and neither spoke until the last crumb
of cake bad been eaten. Then the girl
turned to her companion.
'You're all to the good." she declared
gratefully. "What you golu t do
"VAthln't Tlmni'o nilhln' ha
decIared ;vlth llgntum0r. "No one
seems to want me for odd jobs, and
there's no chance for my regular job
in these parts."
"What's that?" she demanded.
"Rklin range," he answered, with, u
laugh, "tendln' cows."
You are a cowboy!" she gasped.
"You a real cowboy?"
Redney nodded his head.
"I guess that's what," he assented-
"You c'n throw a lasso?" she de-
I anded her eye8 growIllg brlght.
Redney nodded again
"I c'n fix you up.
"Got your lassos?" .
'They're at the place where I bunk
ed lest night" he assented. "I came
east to try the theaters, but the thea
ter fellows say they're all booked up.
which means that they are some few
shy of Jobs for me. I'd go back west.
but I'm busted."
"I'll show you," declared the girL
"You know amateur nights?"
Redney shook bis head.
"That's a strange brand." he said.
; "It's Tor the yaps," explained ,the
girl. "They have 'cm at all the thea
ters. If you're the biggest hit you get
$10. It's a cinch if there's a girl with
you. I'll . let you throw the ropes at
me. and we'll cop the coin."
'Where do they have em?" asked
Redney, growing interested. .
"All over." .The girl made a sweep
ing gesture with her hand to indicate
the sope. "They're all the go now.
They have to have. 'em on different
nights because there ain't enough ama
teurs to go around. We can play the
lot Come on and get your things, and
111 show you." .
She sprang to her feet, and Redney
followed after... He was' doubtul of
What Do You Want
bake a potato do you put it
You Say "Baked Beans"?
When you ask for baked beans do you
Sealed in the HEINZ Improved Tin the
tin without solder. Three kinds; With Tomato
Sauce; Plain Pork and Deans (Boston Style);
Vegetarian Without Pork.
H. J. HEINZ "COMPANY
ulti'iate "suei-ess. but he was' willing
to do anything that would permit him
to enjoy the cheering society of the
girl for a couple of hours.
They went over to the lodging house
where Redney had stored the valise
containing his spare shirt and hi
ropes, all that was left of the outfit
he had brought east. The rest had
gone to the pawnshops.
- The good natured clerk permitted
them to go into the empty dormitory to
"YOU BET I XrK'T," WAS THE FEUVEN1
practice, and presently the girl dragged
him toward a theater whose big sigu
entreated the passerby not to forget
that It was amateur night.
After a short parley with a gray coat
ed special officer in the lobby they
found themselves herded in a cellar
under the auditorium with an odd as
sortment of "talent."
It was a long wait before the ama
teurs were marshaled upon the Etage.
but at last the chance came, and with
the girl's final admouition to do his
best ringing iu his ears Redney fol
lowed her out upon the stage.
The lights bothered him a bit, and
he was glad that he was not obliged to
talk above the babel of noises, but the
catcalls and .hoots elicited tor bis at
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pearance died down when It was seen
that he was able to do strange things
with a rope. When at last the turn
was ended and he gought the compara
tive dusk of the wings the girl's warm
'You done great" thrilled him with sat
Then the amateurs all lined up on the
stage, and there was a lot of applause.
and the stage manager thrust ten one
dollar bills into his trembling hands,
and. with the girl's prompting. Redney
bobbed his bend in thanks and backed
olf the stage.
In the wings a man with a fur lined
coat was waiting to lead him over Into
a corner. Presently Redney beckoned
for the girl.
"This is the manager of the show
that's here this week." Redney ex
plained, "lie says he'll give us jobs
with the show. You get-eighteen In
the chorus, and I get thirty-five for
doin my rope act. I'll give you five to
help me out Want to come?".
"Do I?" echoed the girl. ."Watcher
want t' ask me for? Why didn't yer
say 'Yes before he changed his mlndT'
I'm not going to change my mlud."
assured tha fur coated one. with a,
laugh. "Come around at 11 tomor
row." ' .
He turned away, leaving the two
face to face. Redney looked into the
girl's glowing eyes. There lay knowl
edge of privation aud of toil and of the
ways of the world, but they met his
fearlessly, and Redney was satisfied.
"Thirty-five and eighteen makes fifty-three,"
he said softly. "Wouldn't
you rather share the fifty-three with,
"Sure." was her assent, half laugh
ing. half bashful. "The managers
eighteen aud your five makes twenty
Three, and that ain't no sort o luck.
Besides." she added, as her face grew,
tender, "you're a white boy, kiddoo.
an yer ain't ever golu' f be ashamed
o yer wife."
"You bet I ain't," was the fervent
assurance. "I knew it was you I want
ed out there in front of the bakery.
Let's go and get somethiu real to eat.
cow meat and cdffee and sweet truck."
"Just as you say,"" Bess assented
meekly. "It's up to you now." And
she followed him toward the stairs up
which they bad climbed an hour be
fore with such different feelings.
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got so bad on her hands that she could
not attend to her. household duties.
One box of Chamberlain's Salve cured
her. Chamberlain's medicines give'
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Chamberlain's medicines are for sale
by all druggists. ' ,
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