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THE ARGUS WEDNESDAY. JUNlS faOSt: V
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township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, June 24, 1908.
Democratic tariff reform is the true
brand. Republican tariff revision is
the "just as good" kind.
How to Know a Mad Dog" is the
title of an article in a current period-
1 f0 1 1-1 11 r w n t u n n t d in ! ntn r v ml I
But who wants to know a mad
The rennhllraii l.n.t thnt "00-
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ridiculous. Hp is hardly n.,iiMl for
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xi iuu utrtiitra uul ill' net l.liil lie l
Z:"r.'r"l '"Ltl ri n";nt t
mem uy lujuuciiuii lie win piace nim-
self in the category with the father
who denies his own child.
8 cau.pu.gn managers warn io
iKiKe xan. 10ok iiKO Kooseveir. jurst
m . . n.
uiing iney musi ao is io run mo i
"steam roller" over him several times
to flatten him ilown to Rnnseveira
As Mr. Harriman is a "practical
man," he is no doubt prepared as an
"undesirable citizen" of great wealth"
to again furnish his share of the cam-
palgn boodle for the republican na-
tional committee. I
It is odd to see Chicago importing
cuiiiieu guuas; Dili so il is. canueu i
cand.dates and canned platforms, put
up at the great white house cannery,
were imported in jod lots ana alshea
cut to the delegates under the nameherms with an intervening period
The life of the late W. B. Leeds
paints no moral Suddenly possessed
; r Z luUUBU
manipulation he divorced the com-
panion of his early struggles and
vicissitudes, destroyed the happiness
of two homes for the realization of h's
own dreams and the gratification of
his selfishness. The world is no bet-
ler for the brief span of years that
such a man lives In it.
The Christian Herald was formally
edited by Rev. T. DeWitt Talmag
It is now edited by Dr. Lewis
Kionsch. who is a Christian nniia
thropist of fame and learning. He
evidently does not like the methods
of Billy Sunday, for in the last issue
of the Herald, he says:
"Evangelist William Sunday deliv-
ered an address to the Presbyterian
ministers at Pittsburg the other day
which, if correctly renorted. stamDS
the speaker as a man who has miss-
td his vocation. The stream of vui-
fiar abuse which flowed from im
lips might have' passed for wit on
the ball field, but It was altogether
out of place In the pulpit, especially
so on tne occasion in question, uer-
talnly, the man who could apply to
tne average preacner sucn cnoicenory, iu uis marriage m uie execuuve
terms as iuuge .eating moiiycoaoie,
stiff,'. salary quacK.' -gratter,
and 'candidate for the funny house,'
Is not one to command or deserve
the respect or any American audience
of average intelligence. His proper
..uce ia a unci lucuiur in a w.iinii ci
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"People may bear with Mr. Sunday s
t-ccentricltiss In language, and ever.
with the crazy, chair smashing theat-
rical tactics; but when he undertakes
to revile men wno are a tnousano-ioiu
abler, more respected and incompar -
tbly better quaiined by nature, train-
ing and experience for tneir work tnan
he can ever hope to be. he simply ex-
poses himself to ridicule. His amaz-
ing suggestion to tear down tne semi-
naries as useless and to stand me pro-
fessors on their heads in mud pud-
dies' was his wildest record night or
oratory, and shows to what extent it is
possible for a man to unmask his real
character when he cuts loose, as Air.
Sunday did. It would be a charitable
construction to say that his language
was that of a man who had lost his
"We regret to say that the Christian
spirit was conspicuous by its absence
throughout the address. Such an inci-
dent discredits evangelism and doea
more harm to the work than Mr. Sun
day can repair."
Promise of Big Crops.
Unless signs fail generally, this year
promises to be the highest in a series
of six in, the value of farm products,
Estimates are being made placing the
farm value of the various kinds of
crops and other marketable output of
the farm at. $8,000,000,000. Six years
ago it was less than ; $6,000.000,000.
An increase of one-third in six years
is not only a rapid rate of growth, but
is all the more remarkable because
of the enormous volume of wealth
Included In these annual totals. Thelhexbeen president at the time, the pur
official estimates of the secretary of
tic department -of agriculture "of thorbUippines'ouId hot'liave blotted the
value of the principal crops for the nation's annals.
past live years are as follows: " The closing days of his wonderful
Total value, career were spent, as had been the
1907 ;.. $7,412,000,000 years since his retirement, In the quiet
190C t.... 6,755,000,000 simplicity of domestic contentment, in
1905 ... 0,309,000,000 the company of his books and in the
1904 0,159,000,000 sweet companionship of the wife who
1S03 5,907,000,000 had come into his life at the heighth of
The addition of so large a volume of
wealth, comprised, of products used
for food and clothing mainly, and for
most of which there is a ready mar-
even in times "of depression, is
a saving factor of primary importance
to the business outlook, not only for
this country but for all countries de
penaent upon uie unneu aiaies lor a
necessary portion of their annual sup
G rover Cleveland is No More.
In the death of former President
Grover Cleveland, at his home at
Princeton this morning, one of the
most remarkable, as well as one of
His rise to fame was, as spectacular
as it was meteoric. From sheriff of
E,.ie county and niavor of Buffalo, he
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ji nit? uiuicu oiaira, an v i i 11111 u. tvuu-
Parauveiy snori space oi lime.
Scarcely more than a couple ot years
before he became-president the firs
Itime, he was little known even in his
own state outside or tine county, mis
til (irit imti in th siihnmtnrinl chair nf
the eninire stale, hv th exeatest ma-
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him into prominence, and his first
nomination for the presidency in 1S84,
resulted in his election over what was
.JrPMrrlp,! n the atrniiret tir-kpt th.
ranimnnnc nan frr t:ncn in int
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G. Blaine and John A. Logan. Thrice
In succession he ran for the office of
president, being defeated for re
election in i88S by Benjamin Harri-
son, but his hold was so firmly fixed
on the affections of his party and the
American people that he was called
from the ranks of private life in 1S92
and triumphed over his former
rival who was standing1 for a sec
ond term. He was the first and only
democratic president since the close
ic y' uh l lIlc v.coci.l time,
on.y man so rar nonoreci wnn tnree
nominations oy nis party, ana tne oniy
execuuve wno servea two ainerenr
Since going out of office in 1896, he L
has lived unpretentiously at .Prince-
ton, New Jersey, in which state he
took up his residence, and has spent
nis lauer jea.s in merary pui burn.,
and in the pastime of hunting and
fishing. Though out of politics in a
way his active life kept him in touch
with current events. He had been a
frequent contributor to magazines on
various topics of public moment
Spending his advancing years amid the
environments of a college town, he
was beloved by the student body
while universally admired and re
spected as, "America's
to the greatest office in the world that I
he was termed a man of destiny for
there was not the magnetism in his
nprsnnnlitv that pops cn mnnh tn dp.
veiop tnewiueai in American pontics.
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"Ul"cl naa ,,e u.b.
on the whole apparently indifferent.
He W3S regarded as a man who had
aealt m coia ara iacts. a man to
meones. ne was a logician an e
" iuruuSu, jet sionu as ms
nature was, so. free as Ms
character seemed from the least tinge
of the sentimental, his first term in the
tvime uouse was uuenuea oy one oi
me prettiest romances in American nis-
mansion witn nis ward, r rancis foi-ity
som, one ot tne most Deautuui oi
I American women, a consummation
1 mat all tne woria viewed witn nappi-ly
1 he dominant traits of the Cleveland
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i tuai ulici weic ..is ieuiuie w.n, ii.
I firmness of purpose, his. courage of
I conviction, and his indomlnable energy.
Once convinced of the right, as he
saw it, nothing could change him. He
I was president, in this respect he wafeliion
closer to tne type that Jackson pre -
1 sented than any man who had sat in
the White house in the first century ofjbe called to supplant the president
the republic. He was absolutely fear -
less, standing above party considera-
tlons or other influences that would
swerve him from the path of duty as
he saw it.
His administrations were distin-
guished by his stand for civil service
reform and tariff revision, and the en-
forcement of the Monroe doctrine. His
position in this latter respect, for a
time threatened war with Great
Britain, and it -was during the corre-
Jspondence relating to" the subject that
his secretary of state, Richard Olney,
sent to England the famous ultimatum
jn which ft was said that America was
supreme on this continent and its fiat
was law. President Cleveland wasready
- 1 to sustain the declaration with the force
I of arms, and England backed down,
He inaugurated the modern American
navy, which In the administration sue-
ceedlng his own wiped Spain off the
Western hemisphere, and out of which
achievement America has today a war
fleet that is winning the admiration of
the world, powers. - V
President Cleveland was opposed to
the imperialistic doctrines that be
1 Came fastened upon the country at thelMrs. Frances S. Jensen. Clinton, Iowa
close ; of the Spanish-American war.
holding them contrary-to the spirit of
I the founders of the republic and Amer -
I ican precepts and institutions, and had
i chase and subsequent conquest of the'
his fame and glory and surrounded by
his children, in whose happiness he re-
A world of nations will hasten
pay tribute to his memory,
Theftiver and the Iieeeon.
St. Louis Times: View the Missis
sippi these days. Go to the wharf and
look at its yellow ugliness and its mass
of drift. Board a ferry and go to the
Illinois shore, looking over the rail in
to the mad. flood. Regard the forests
of trees that are on their way. to the
ea. Note the masses of green stuff
that teIls of wheat fields sweI,t int0
the torrent sou and crop together.
You have never seen a muddier
Mlssissippi The mud is the soU of tne
Louisiana Purchase and the great
midland valleys. Millions of tons of it
the very richness of the earth, the
ti 1 I i i i : a.
flowering fields, the herds of uatient
.-(lltt tilt? KIUUIIUVYIJI K Ul I'.V.l.Zctl.O"
iteself, go out into the salt ocean o
fiich a flood as that which is passing
stt3t. Louis at the speed of six or eight
miles an hour,
The lesson will be found in a- visit
io Washington. The forester will tell
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11 lu l"K "l1"1 " nu,ts
department of agriculture knows its
every syllable. Ruthless destruction
of the forests means that the rains
which should leave the ground slowly
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",,u a" MVf.a
f forinal excess, now rush madlv off
Ihe denuded earth. They carry with
them the top soil and such trees as are
itft on the crumbling banks. There
passes S. Louis within a week enough
firewood to heat the homes of Missouri
for a season. Acres of forests give up
their timber to satisfy the cravings of
a flood such as that which is now
sweeping from the mountains to the
The Ohio river is a menace instead
of a benefit to the communities that
rest on its banks all for the reason
t the mountaln' haw been gtrlp;jed
of their hardwood wealth, allowing
lh ra,ng tQ dash down into a stream
that shoujd maiIltain
a good boating
mean throughout the four seasons.
The Missouri, an unweildy torrent at
t . , 'min n ' (ianrmls
,UJ t. raarB Th Miieinni'a .
, OM lnBtM(l f oro1v
occasional and each year the acute
cost Js greater and the charge in the
ultimate beyond calculation.
Mr. Roosevelt's conversation con
gress was not called too soon. It Can
get to work at no day too early. It
has ahead of it the most important
task left for the American people.
"Sherman a Blunder." '
Under the above head the Philadel-
phia North American, a republican
paper, speaking of the nomination of
oiner unngs says:
vvnat the party did was to choose
I. loo fnnnnn's chore hnv
"Even as nolitics in the cheapest
snnse nf tliA word it w!,a sillv nolitics
Ag oppoBed lo Br'van Taft represents
the East m defau'u of an eastern
n .if , Ktrnth irhnnUs
would have been a more useful vote
getter than the Utica person.
"That subserviency is the sum total
of Sherman's statesmanship. We have
l:ad -uaniraroo' tiekpu in this country
tickets when it seemed that the tail
might 'wag the dog.' For the first
time we see how lucky a tailless dog
may be compared to one with a weich
tjn can attached
"Am admirers of Taft and all be
I Hevers in the nolicies of riirht will ral
a little later and regain their en
thusiasm. But it must be admitted
I frankly that the counlin" of Sher
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i man s name with Taft s comes as an
"Fairness above all things however
Sherman has his admirers. One noted
man said these words in the conven
1 f ever the contingency should
I arise which Gcd forbid that he should
1 there Is no man I would trust more to
fulfill all the duties of that high office
than James S. Sherman.'
I "The nayer of this tribute was Joe
Cannon, and we have not the slightest
doubt of his sincerity.
"The remainder of the republican
party will go to the noils feeling that
the safety of the nation is dependent
upon a single act of providence; and
after voting for Sherman because they
must, will settle down for four years
to a daily prayer of 'God save Taft.' "
I If a republican paper can thus speak
o its party's nominee for vice presi
dent, every republican voter should
not only hesitate to vote so that his
vote may help place such a man In the
presidential chair, but should vote
against a ticket so handicapped, hut
vote against the possible contingencies
of his ever becoming president
- Licensed to Wed,
carl Edward Kruse
Helen Olive Odean
Frank A. Murrln . . .
Frieda W. Lindhorst
, .Rock Island
- John F. Brockman .
Gustaf Frederick Johnson... Buda, IH.
Hilda A. H. Bergen Moline
1 John E. Burkett Chicago
-Maurice E. Servis ..Moline
- JRobert L. Stone Rock Island!
Eva Wright ....Rock Island j
Notable Career of a Forceful American Who
Made His Own Way.
Twice Elected President, He Became In His Last Years "The Most Dis
tiaf lushed Private Citizen In the World" Aiwcys Dignified, but
. Not. Wholly Devoid of Humor With sn Iron Courage
j ,-r ::-.. aad Remarkable Self Confidence He
' Seemed Always Prepared. ,
By ROBERTUS ' LOVE.-" '
HE most distinguished private
citizen in the world," said a
celebrated Ilepublivau ex-senator,
in trod uciug Grover Cleve
land at the dedication ceremonies of
the St. Louis world's fair iu l'M?.
Nobody disputed the characteriza
tion. Mr. Cleveland had ppenttwo fuli
terms in the White llousaCtllrlQed by
an interim of. private "citizenship, and
he had survived his relirenwut for
years. He was not like an ordinary
ex-president, who retires fivm one
term or from two terms served con
secutively. This man had suffered de
feat, after victory" and hajl won vic
tory after defeat 'l'bat. record is
unique in our history. It added to that
high distinction which Inheres in any
man who has held the greatest elec
tive office lu the gift of the world's
nations." It made him indisputably the
most distinguished private citizen iu
But the ex-senator . mentioned hadiu1 "1S
still further justification.
the ex-president retired to the classic
shades of Princeton his distinction has
widened aA. a man. as a personage.
one might say as a "character" in the
best sense of that term when it needs
quotation marks to qualify its mean
ing. Affectionately Known as Grover.
Early iu life Mr. Cleveland discarded
his first name. Stephen. Therefore he
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could not be called Steve by the people
of the United States. But as the one
great national character of his day ho
became respectfully aud affectionately
known as Grover. Everybody was iu
terested'ln knowing vhat Grover. was
doing' at his Princeton home. When
Grover went fishing, everybody wanted
to kuow how many he caught and i?
they were cats, suckers or llouudeys.
When Grover went duck bunting,
everybody waited eagerly to learn how
many he bagged.
Even the simple story of the self
preservation frog was highly diverting
to the great public.' This frog Mr.
Cleveland was using for bait. He had
not had a bite for an hour. Finally ho
happeued to glance down at his feet,
and there on a rock sat little Mr. Frog,
with the hook iu his skin, enjoying life
in the. open air.
Counting, at any rate, from the time
when he first became president. Mr.
Cleveland never eviuced any of the
persoual maguetism qualities which are
calculated to make people think of him
by Jils first name, much les3 to "Ted
dyize" It - Mr. Cleveland was always
a dignified person. More than that, he
was essentially austere and ponderous.
Of course he may have been quite oth
erwise ,when he "went fishing. The
statement refers to his public appear
ances, lie gave the Impression of be
ing a mountainous mass of mind, mov
ing slowly, but surely, toward its' ulti
mate goal, aml 'when he" reached the
goal he stayed there and went Into
camp. He did not get there by jumps
or jerks, by impulsive catching at con
clusions, butiby.lhe laborioumctbod
of feeling his way "and trending care
fully, though perhaps not softly. Presi
dent Cleveland was a big thinking ma
chine in constant operaticu. but so well
oiled that he made no unnecessary
notst. He took his work so seriously
and found it -so exacting thit no time
was left him foi' tiTo lighter side of
. things, even if be had had the inclimi-
tion. Yet he, was not always devoid
At a White House reception some
how a seedy looking tramp got iu line,
lie was immediately behind one Dr.
Lucky, who was introduced to the pres
ident. Nobody was acquainted with
the tramp. Both he and Mr. Cleveland
seemed embarrassed for the moment,
but the president rose to the occasion.
Releasing the band of Dr. Lucky, be
grasped that of the tramp and said cor
dially: "And you, I suppose, are Dr. Un
lucky." Messages to Congress Penned by Himself.
It is said that all the presidents to
gether up to Mr. Cleveland's time did
not leave so mauy state papers in their
owu handwriting as did this hard
worker. Mr. Cleveland insisted uiion
attending personally to many affairs
which otlser presidents turued over to
their secretaries. Ilis mind worked
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wrote witn ins ru liana, as, m ract.
all his iiuiHirtant state papers. Thus
nobody could charge him with being
President Cleveland's severe concep
tion of dignity was indicated by his
quarrel w ith Colonel Henry Wattersou,
the famous Kentucky editor. Once the
president was . too, busy to tto to the
theater when young Mrs. Cleveland
expressed a desire to hear Clara Mor-
ris. Colonel Watterson happened to
be at the White House. The president
requested him to escort Mrs. Cleve
land, which the gallant Kentuckiau
was happy to do.. Between the acts
Mrs. Cleveland suddenly announced
that she desired very much to have a
chat with the noted actress. The colo
nel arranged for her to visit Miss Mor
ris iu the hitter's dressing room. De
lighted with her experience. Mrs. Cleve
land enthusiastically told her husband'
about it as soon a9 the colonel took
The president turned to Colonel Wat
terson and somewhat angrily reproach
ed him for permitting the first lady of
the land to visit an actress in her dress
ing room instead of having the actress
call at the box. He had trusted to
the colonel's age and discretion, he
said, to protect Mrs. Cleveland from
yielding to a "schoolgirl fancy" so un
dignified. Grover Cleveland was the first Dem
ocratic mayor of Buffalo and the first
Democratic governor of New York
since the civil war. Thou he became
the first and only Democrat 'elected
to the presidency since James Buch
anan, who defeated John C. Fremont,
the first Republican candidate, in ISoO.
These facts enhance his distinction.
Helped Fanny Crosby With Her Hymns.
From his boyhood- 5Ir. Cleveland
manlfestediose traits of iron courage
which may be termed self confidence,
so characteristic of his official career.
Young Grover's first job away from
home was a clerkship iu a school for
the blind. Fanny Crosby, the noted
hymn writer, herself blind, was a
teacher there. Youug Cleveland used
to assist her by taking down her
poems in haudwriting. The principal
of the school upbraided Miss Crosby
for utilizing Grover in that way. Gro
ver heard of it
"Look here," he said to the blind
singer. you have a perfect rght to
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use my ser-iees n jinis way. iour
hymns do nmcli.goo4 for this sciiool.
You tell the principal so next time be
Miss Crosby boldly stood up for her
rights - after that, and the principal -meekly
submitted, while the young
amanuensis continual the penmanship
practice which enabled him later along
in life to write presidential messages
Mr. Cleveland made his own way in
the world. His father, a Presbyterian
minister, died when Grover was six
teen. The boy after LU brief experi
ence in the school for the blind started
for Cleveland, O. It is said that the
name of that city was its chief attrac
tion for him. But Le visited an uncle
in Buffalo on his way west and was
induced to remain In that city. Gro-
ver's mother when be left home gave
him a little Bible. Daniel Laniont,
who was private secretary to Governor
Cleveland and later .a member of Pres
ident Cleveland's cabinet, told a high
ly interesting story of this Bible.
"I first saw it," said Mr. Lumout, "on
a table iu Cleveland's law office in
Buffalo. When Mr. Cleveland became
governor the little Bible was generally
to be seen on the bureau in his bed
room in Albany. Just before his inau
guration as president I found the book
iu bis rooms at the Arlington hotel,
Washington, and I curried it to Chief
Justice Waite. requesting him to use
it when be swore the new chief mag
istrate iuto oHice."
About 40,000 witnesses saw Grover
Cleveland press his mother's gift to bin
lips on that memorable occasion.
Later the little Bible lay on" Mr.
Cleveland's writing table in his library
at Princeton. On the outside cover is
inscribed in gilt letters the name "S. G.
Cleveland." aud on the fly leaf in bis
mother's handwriting are the words,
"My sou, Stepheu Grover Cleveland,
from his loving mother."
Display of Self Confidence.
The late Senator Ingalls, himself a
brilliant orator, ouce confessed that he
was stricken dumb with wonderment
by Mr. Cleveland's display of self cou
fideuce at his first inauguration. With
40,01)0 people in hearing and 70,000,000
waiting to read the words he was
about to utter,, this man, altogether
new to Washington aud to the national
arena, stood forth to deliver his in
augural address oti'hand. He held iu
the palm of his left band a scrap of
visiting card on which he had noted
the merest catchwords of his address,
The sight of this scrap of card caused
Senator Ingalls to say:
"Suppose his memory had failed him.
Such things happen to speakers skilled
by a lifetime of experience, and why
not to Cleveland, a novice in the art?
Vet he stood there, with all the confi
dence of a prophet of old, and without
manuscript spoke for an hour to 70,'
This courage, this self confidence.
characterized his entire career as pres
ident. He seemed always prepared,
lie had loaded his gun beforehand, aud
wheu be got ready to fire he fired.
During his first term he vetoed 413
bills. TbU unprecedented exercise of
the veto power astounded cougres3 aud
caused the people to sit up aud take
notice. No adverse criticism swerved
him. Among the bills vetoed were 207
private pensions. Cleveland, who help
ed to support his mother during the
war on a meager salary as assistant
prosecutor in Buffalo, had hired a sub
stitute when he was drafted into the
army. This was brought up against
him by indignant Grand Army men.
but he believed that the pension bills
he was vetoing were improper under
the laws, and he Ignored the inslnna-
Mr. Cleveland devoted his entire con
gressional message in 1SS7 to the tar
iff. He characterized the then existing
tariff laws as "vicious, inequitable and
Illogical." His lKld stand for a reduc
tion of duties contributed largely to
his defeat for re-election the next year,
though he received n majority of the
It was iu his second terra that Mr.
Cleveland's policy or principle of
standing pat with his own convictions
spilt his party wide open and made
him millions of political enemies, lie
was unalterably in favor of the gold
standard. In the summer of 1S03 he
called a special session of congress to
repeal the Sherman ict requiring the
government to make large purchases
of silver bullion. Succeeding chapters
in the monetary struggle are of fcuch
ecent history that it Is unnecessary
to mention them.
Perhaps the one act of President
Cleveland which aroused the deepest
indignation iu some quarters and
evoked the highest commendation from
other quarters was the sending of fed
eral troops to Chicago during the great
railroad strike of 1S04 "to prevent ob
struction of United States mails"
against the protest of Governor Alt-
geld of Illinois, who held that his state
forces were adequate to cope with the
Made Him a National Hero.
His vigorous assertion of the Monroe
doctrine in the Venezuelan boundary"
case, even to the extent of inviting
war with Great Britain, swept nway
partisan prejudices for the time aud
made President" Cleveland a natlona!
"A public office is a public trust, iu
seven words. Is Mr. Cleveland's noblest
Time softens even political asperi
ties. It is yet too early for unbiased
history to be written aronnd the Cleve
land administrations, but one may
venture the prediction that, when the
scroll of history is made up. on the list
of the greater American presidents
will be the name of Grover Cleveland,
"the most distinguished private, cit
izen In the world" for many years to
ward the end of the nineteenth and at
the beginning of the twentieth century.
THE ARG US DAILY
By Crrllr Allra.
Copyrighted. ' 190S, by Associated
Literary Press. .'. .
"Well, of all the unpfopltJous' and In
considerate times to ask such a ques
tion!" cried Judith BralnarL,Xo. one
ut you, Dick Sanderson, would have
Her tones were almost wrathful, and
Sanderson shifted his gaze from her
mobile face to the top of . his stick,
which he twirled Idly.
The idea of asking me for the
steenth time to marry you just as I
was trying to decifle whether to bor
row a lemonade bowl and glasses from
Mrs. Drake or from the Bennington
girls'." . "
Judith pursued her troubled way,
with romance pushed far Into the back
"I guess it had better be from Mrs.
Drake, because she's right next door,
though the Bennington bowl is much
Dirk Sanderson rose abruptly and
towered above the girl of his heart.
I think that it Is all nonsense, and
I wish that you'd let your career go to
irot As my wife you can sing for
charity, you can run a church choir,
you can teach the little daughters of
the poor, you can"
And all on your "money! If you
really loved me all these years as you
say you did why did you wait to tell
me until until all our money was
gone and I was poor as a church
mouse?" demanded Judith, forgetting
her mora present vexations In the old
Dick turned suddenly grave.
"I wanted you to have your fling. I
think every girl should. It's wrong to
marry the first man who keeps you
supplied n violets and things. You
may find out that American Beauties
and another man are preferable after
you've been out a year or two. Aud I
wanted my wife for keeps, not for a
brief honeymoon. I wanted"
Judith rose abruptly. '
"I know it all by heart and so I'm
going over to see Mrs. Drake about the
bowl and glasses."
"Really, from what I've heard of
critics and writers and other bohe-
mlans, I should certainly advise a
strong dash of rum in the bowl."
His tone was light, but behind it lay
conviction, and Judith flushed vividly.
"I might have expected you'd say
something nasty. Of course all the big
people in music and art are not brand
ed 'drawing room. but they do things.
And, oh. Dick, I want to do something.
I want to show the world that my ed
ucation was not all veneer that it is
Dick's eyes softened as they always
did at an appeal from Judith.
"May I come? I've never seen the
lions of the musical menagerie, and I
promise solemnly that I will not pro
pose to you until it is all over."
"That sounds like my old Dick. You
may come and see the menagerie and
well. I won't scold if you propose aft
er it is all over." .
Judith's world had gasped when she
had fled the prosperous New England
city after her father's death and es
tablished herself in New York as a
teacher of music. It was all entirely
unnecessary. There were relatives
and Dick Sanderson.
The relatives on the whole were re
lieved. Dick Sanderson spent most of
his time in New York for the 'purpose,
as he expressed it to himself, of coun
teract in i. the influences of studio life.
Judith and' her" mother had a cunning
little ap2rraent In an eminently re
spectable neighborhood, aud Judith had
a few very prompt pupils. And now
she was giving the first of a series of
evenings at home. She had met many
clever men and women at other "at
homes" the season before and had
scattered her invitations broadcast.
"You'd better not come too early,
Dick," she called after the persistent
one as he weut down the narrow hall. .
"I do love some 'homey ieople to talk
it over with on the finish."
"All right. I'll bold back as long as
But when Mrs. Drake came in with
the bowl and glasses the rooms were
a mass of ferns and. flowers from
How lovely T she exclaimed. "Flow
ers do give a room such an air. It
makes me feel worse than ever that
we cannot come tonight But every oth
er Tuesday, have you not?"
Judith nodded her head absently. She
was trying to decide between a plain
or lace centerpiece . under the bowl.
And not for worlds would she admit
that she was disappointed. Mr. Drake
was the critic on a prominent paper.
and she wanted, to. cultivate critics.
bo sorry," she inurmred perfunc
torily, "i hope Mr. Drake Is not 111."
"Xo, but some out of town relatives
are coming, and they are not the sort
to understand our slipping away.. But
well surely come next time. I under
stand that Miss Morton, the new Eng
lish violinist, is to receive with you?"
"Yes; we studied together in Paris."
At 8:3 they were all in lne, Mrs.
Brainard in pearly silk and weal lace.
Miss Morton oddly English as to cos
tume, delightfully alive as tp the pleas
ure of the evening, and Judith a dream
In black net and -' violets her eyes
a-gleam with anticipation. Everything
was typical of New Euglaf id and most
unbohemlan, even the little white cap
ped maid engaged for tbqf occasion.
Nine o'clock, and the krio found It
Impossible to "keep" uptonversatloii.
Not once had the doorbell rung. Nine
thirty, and the odor of cut flowers was
nosinvolv nnnifKKiT. - .. t. t
lip yon suppose mat Man v one l
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