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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 14, 1908.
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TRADES Ipl COUNCIL m
Saturday, November 14, 1908.
A new candy called "divinity" has.tal'ff barriers closer commercial rela-
supplanted fudge in the fancy of the
Murphy insists that Tammany was
loyal to Bryan. Then figures lie, and
that most emphatically.
, Treasurer Sheldon has spent the re
publican campaign fund. What is there
to prevent him from publicly account
ing for H? s
When the tariff finds itself in the,1
hands of its friends during the extra'""'
session it will smilingly cast care to
Mr. Harriman, is is said, is to take
in the New York Central next. Any
railroad" that is holding out may as
If it be true that a buried lake lies
in the way of the Panama canal, it'and former United States senator, and
will have to be dug up and hung on
the fence to dry.
The New York World says: "Adlai's
ax cut deep into the Deneen vote in
Illinois. It was probably aided by the
Yates battle ax."
It has been decided by a United
States court that the tobacco trust is
a trust. Some of the neighbors had
suspected as much.
Turkey is trying to get even with
Austria by refusing to wear the rcd!Bhow of enjoyment, i Here is the
fez that is made in the latter coun
try. Austria may conclude to retaliat-3
against the Turkish cigaret.
A Pennsylvania girl has sued a mar
ried man for $5,000 because he d? 1 not
get a divorce and marry her, as he
had promised to do. The man's only
excuse was that his wife wouldn't
San Francisco is again in sorrow
and again in disgrace. The sky will
never be completely clear until Abe
Ruef is put where he cannot disturb
anybody, and that cannpt be accom
plished while the technical side of the
law, makes travesty of justice.
A Victim or Politics.
F. P. Glazier, formerly state treas
urer of Michigan, in the bankruptcy
proceedings, . said :
"I should have attended to business
and let politics alone. That has been
the cause of my downfall. I was mix-
ed up in politics too much. Almost
every week I paid out money for pol-
The investigation into Glazier's books ,
showed .that while he had the reputa- Bryan himself declared that he would
tion of being an eminent financier andlgladly lead if the party so willed, and
a great banker, he knew no more of
the details of his business than a child
unborn. There was one item of $7S,-
000 charged to him that he had forgot- mand for Bryan's nomination from one
ten all about. The state accounts and .end of the land to the other, the Den
bis own private affairs were hopeless- ver convention did the bidding of the
ly mixed. For some years he had not rank and file. There was no one else
known whether he was afoot or horse -
back, and the result was that the first
financial stringency drove him to the
Many a man poses as a great finan
cier when his sole stock in trade is a
wise look and the confidence of the
people. These fellows sail along in
prosperous times and their word is
taken for law, but when the gales come,
they go down and are submerged.
The Democratic Party. -Alex
Miller in the Washington Dem
"Some foolish republicans talk about
the democratic party going out of bus
iness. Did you ever hear anything as
ridiculous? And'we do not say It by
way of whistling to keep our courage
up while inarching through a grave
yard, but we say it because it seems
eminently the truth. Democracy is his
torical and its principles will live while
the country lives. They are fundamen
tal and correct. Therefore, there is no
sense in talk of abandoning the party
or in the talk of It going out of busi
ness. Th'at is all the talk of people
who are not posted. Why, did you
ever hear of the democratic party in
the war of the rebellion? History says
it. was discredited at that time. It got
on the wrong side of the war question.
At least the republicans said it was
wrong, and they made enough people
believe it till they had not an office of
road supervisor anywhere, in America.
Tho, carpet baggers overran the south
till the negroes were In power in that
section. There was no ' democratic
party. We have heard old citizens tell
how they used to go to the polls when
they did not have a printed ballot, but
had to cut their ballot out of some
democratic newspaper, and yet in 1874,
after the overwhelming, stupendous de-
feat of 1S72, when the party Greeley-
izea, congress went democratic, and in
187C Tildcn was elected, though not
seated. And then you talk to us of
going out of business. What rot!"
The Cuban Election.
Cuba is also having a presidential icd
election today. There are two candi-,at
dates in the field and both are gen-
erals. That makes it a general elec-
lion. General Jose Miguel Gomez is.ana lne J"1 naa 1011 lne
the candidate of the liberals, and Gen
eral Mario Garcia Menocal of the con
servatives. There are several propo
sitions of public policy and future
legislation involved in the election
and some of them are not easily com
prehended in this country.
The question of American annexa
tion is not one of the issues of the
campaign. All parties are opposed to
that, at least nominally.
The principal issue is thu question
of whether by the lowering of the
tions shall 'be established with the
United States or not Generally
speaking, it may be said, that the
sugar planters favor the, closest pos-
sbie relations with the United States,
for this is their chief market. They
now enjoy a concession of .20 per cent
from the regular tariff rates through
the Cuban treaty and would be only
too glad to have the concession made
larger or the duty abolished alto
gether. The sugar planters are close-
identified with the conservative
The tobacco growers, who. in a
large measure, side with the liberal
party, are opposed to the establish
ment of closer relations with the
earmark's Great Speech of the South
The late Edward W. Cannack of
Nashville former member of congress
who at the time he was shot down in
the streets of Nashville by a couple
of hot heads, father and son, whom
he declined to permit to bulldoze him,
was editor of the Nashville Tennes
seean, and was a gifted orator.
When his seat in the lower house of
congress was contested by Josiah
Patterson, during the second session
of the 55th congress, Carmack deliv
ered a spetch which was reprinted
throughout the country. It was one
of the few speeches to which the late
Thomas D. Reed listened with any
"I speak, sir, for my native state,
for my native south. It is a land that
has known sorrows; a land that has
broken the ashen crust and moistened
it with her tears; a land scarred and
riven by the plowshare of war and
billowed with the graves, of her dead;
but a land of legend, a land of song, a
land of hallowed and heroic memories.
To that land every drop of my blood
every fiber of my being, every pulsa
tion of my heart, is consecrated for
ever I was born of her womb, I was
nurtured at her breast, and when my
last hour shall come I pray God that
I may be pillowed upon her bosom
and rocked to sleep within her tender
and encircling arms.'
It was this speech which saved his
seat in the house, and tragic as was
his end, his prayer was fulfilled
He died like a hero, mourned by the
entire south, a martyr to courageous
Uryan and Defeat.
No candidate was ever more unani-
niously the choice of his party than
was Bryan the choice of the democrat-
ic party for the nomination this year,
that he would as gladly follow the
leadership of another if the party will
e,d to that effect. In response to de-
1 who was even formidable as a candi
date. Governor Johnson was spoken
of, but there 'was little or no popular
demand for him as the nominee as
compared to the overwhelming demand
for the nomination of Bryan. If it was
a mistake to have nominated Bryan
again, it was democracy's mistake and
However, any man who uses his
grain can see at a glance that no man
the democracy could have nominated
could have made a better fight than
Bryan, and no man the democracy
could have nominated would have re
ceived anywhere near as many votes.
And today the democrat who criti
cises democracy for having nominated
Bryan, or criticises Bryan for having
been his party's choice, merely em
phasizes his lack of harmony with his
party and shows himself not in accord
with the will and wishes of the rank
Bryan made a wonderful fight. His
party fought bravely with him and for
him. It was neither Bryan's mistake
that' he was nominated nor the party's
mistake that it nominated Bryan, but
tho nation's mistake that it failed to
elect W. J. Bryan president.
And there isn't a democrat worthy
of the name but that knows down in
the bottom of his heart that this is a
FRANCIS J. HENEY, FRISCO
GRAFT PROSECUTOR, SHOT
(Continued from Page One.)
He says Heney's uncovering of his
past had ruined his business.
Brain Not Hart by Ballet.
The physicians in attendance on
'.Heney expressed the opinion that he
would live.' They bad ascertained that j
the bullet, which had entered the right (
cheek, had lodged under the lett earj
and had not entered his brain as at,
Mr. Heneywas taken from the Emer
gency hospital to the Lane hospital,
where he is receiving the care of f kill-
surSons- The shooting occurred
4:22oci0ck in tne afternoon, juuge
Lawler nad a rew momenls ueIore Qe"
clared a flvc minutes' recess of court
Former Supervisor Gallagher was In
the witness chair, and Heney, seated
at a table a few feet away, was talking
with him. Haas came in, walked be
hind Heney, and without a word, when
only four feet away, fired a revolver,
hitting Heney in the right temple.
People Too Stunned for Violence.
As soon as Heney was shot Judge
Lawler ordered the doors of the court
room closed and no one was allowed
to leave. The trial has been carried
on In Carpenter's hall, 130 Fultcn
street. The room is small and was
crowded with spectators. Thete was
no violence attempted toward Haas,
the people in the court room and the
udge apparently being stunned by
the enormity of the deed.
Heney lay on the dirty floor of the
court room. His head was propped
up by overcoats while Dr. H. E.
Franck who was the first physician
to reach his side, examined the wound
ed man. Dr. Franck, after a hurried
examination, gave it as his opinion
hat Heney could not recover, as the
bullet teemed to have penetrated the
The wounded man then was remov
ed in an ambulance and Haas, heav-
ly guarded by police, was taken away
After the crowd in the court room
ecovered from their first amazement
they clamored to get at Haas, but the
officers had jammed him into a corner
of the jury box and no one was al
lowed to get near him. Haas was
under the influence of liquor and
"Heney ruined my business by ex
posing my prison record, he saiu. i
wouldn't consider myself fit to live if
I hadn't killed him. I did it for the
benefit of humanity. There are thou
sands who wanted me to do it. 1
would rot have brought my four chil
dren into the world to bear such a
brand if I had known that the fact
that I was an ex-convict would become
Then, after a moment, he said:
"I have everything to live for.
have a wife and children. But
couldn't help shooting this man even
if I hang for it. He had done to me
what no man can forgive. He had
ruined and humiliated me."
Haas kept a small liquor store in
Polk street. ..He claims his prosccu
tion in San Francisco was a frameup
He appealed to Heney not to make
his record public, as lijs wife and chil
dren knew nothing of it. The expo
sure in court ruined his business and
he failed last July.
Haas was greatly excited and he
talked in a maudlin, drunken way. I
was plainly evident he had nerved
himself for the deed by a liberal use
Orville Wright's Schoclboy Essay.
"I was in high school at Dayton, O
at the same time as Orville Wright,
now famed as inventor or the aero
plane," remnrked Ernest F. Cruimnel
recently at Cleveland. O. "We were
not in the same class, but I remember
one essay that Wright prepared for
one of the literary programmes. It
was about airships, and Wright rca
from his paper that the time would
come when men would navigate th
air. He read on so enthusiastically
that the other students all laughed
good naturedly at him for writing
along such foolish lines. They all told
him a man would be crazy to try to
ride an airship. But. as everybody
knows today", Wright's youthful en tun
siasm has carried him along to success
and fame in just that very direction."
Rifle Proof Breastplate.
A new steel breastplate for infantry
soldiers was recently invented by
Herr Kcil of Munich, Germany. Tb
military authorities of the Bavarian
army will shortly test it at the Munlc
shooting range with a German army
- Plan to Lessen Sewer Gas.
Winnipeg Is trying to lessen the
city's supply of sewer gas by leading
pipes from the sewers through the
street lamps, which, when lighted, de
stroy vast quantities of the noxious
gas each night
'New Strength Needed.
When building a new house be sure
says the Charleston News and Courier,
that the roof Is aeroplane proof.
While o'er the land this question's heard
"Which Bill will 'fret In' on the third?"
To ma this question is the worst,
"What bills will I (tet on the first?"
W. Mitchell, Jr.. In New York Times.
A Tired Worker
WILL FIND. RECUPERATION
AND STRENGTH FROM A
.( AND CREAM.
"THERE'S A REASON"
Humor mid Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
One reason why life is such a Btmg
ie is because it takes so much of our
strength and time getting rid of the
things we don't want.
Single men and women ore wearied
of their situation mostly because they
find It awful hard to explain.
The man who
falls, in love with
a dollar feels just
as bad as any
other man when
be is jilted.
Nothing Is more
paralyzing for the
moment than the
discovery of truth.
Hearts are pret
ty generally apt
to be self healing,
so the broken
ones are soon
The one thing that we deplore about
man having a bad temper is the
fact that lie seems determined to let
us all feel the quality of It.
The.greed of gold is hardening to the
heart and when satiated Is softening
to the brain of the second generation.
Holding a membership card In a
charity workers' union isn't equivalent
to a guaranty of salvation.
rour opinion is highly valued by
your acquaintances or is scorned by
them according to whether it arnroxl-
Oiates theirs or is opposed.
There are women who are mad if
they don't look well even when they
are sick enough to keep the whole
neighborhood In a ferment.
The Day After.
o explanations or resort
To bickerings can square the debt.
So cut It short anil be a Eport
And pay up thnt election bet.
Single, but Happy.
"Why are you always sc cheerful
end happy, Mr. Bachelor?"
"Because I enn always drive away
a fit of the blues."
Yes, but how?"
'By thinking of all the women
have made happy."
iou; Happy; indeed! How have
you made them happy?"
"Never married' a single one
The winds bcRin to whistle.
I do not HKo their tunc.
They seem to say that winter
Is coming:' pretty soon.
The autumn leaves like racers
Are scurrvln? about.
Bo as defensive mcar.ures
I'll bloek some whiskers out.
Girls In the office titter
And chat about the crop.
The men say things sarcastic
And words like spinach drop.
The barber Is dlssrusted.
But what care 1 for that?
On comfort's solid platform '
You'll find me standing pat.
When nature took the trouble
To mold my classic form
She huns a frinpe of whiskers
To keep my features warm.
Should I be so presumptuous.
So silly or so smart "
To pnint, as 'twere, the lily
Or try to slur her art?
No; nature knew her business,
And that alfalfa crop
Her cunning tinirers planted
No right have I to chop.
8he went to nil the trouble '
To put them there, and so
I'm going to be a hero
And let my whiskers prow.
P. S. If my wife will let tpa.
No Poor Man's Amusement.
"What's the matter with him?"
"He committed crime while tempo
"Pshaw! I didn't know be bad aa
touch money 39 that."
"What Is the real cause of the awak
ening in the east?"
"Maybe some Yankee peddler has
sold the Chinese a shipload of alarm
AU of It.
"now much money does a woman
Deed to run her house7,
"On her husband's salary."
Saw the Point.
"I Irnow a sure cure for poverty.
"Tor goodness' sake, tell me."
"It will cost you 2.n .
"Nix; I do not feel the need of coring
It In your case." ,.,
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1 1 WONT
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you order coal from us.
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The Argus Daily Short Story
ILL WIND'S GOOD BY CHARLES GRAVES.
Copyrighted, 100S, by Associated Literary Press.
"A flood of golden morning sunshinsj
streaming through the windows and
falling full upon his face awakened
Tom Goodhue. It awakened hira with
a rather unpleasant start and brought
to his mind the disquieting suspicion
that he had overslept.
He came out of bed with a bound
and looked at his watch. It whs O:o0
half past 0, and he hid an appoint
ment to go sailing with Helen Caverly
at D sharp! Surely the gods of misfor
tune severally aud collectively wore
following in his train!
He dressed in record breaking time,
bounded down the stairs and, brenk
fastless, made all speed the long
pier in frout of the" hotel, his mind
busy with the many apologies he would
undoubtedly need in a few moments.
But tho apologies were doomed, for
the present at least, to remain unspo
ken, for when lie reached tho pier he
saw, running out of the harbor before
the smart breeze, a knockabout with a
well known pennant fluttering from the
Evidently Miss Caverly had grown
weary of waiting for him. Goodhue
took a long, lugubrious look at the dis
tant sail and groaned.
Yet he was not the man to submit
tamely to ndverse circumstances. At
the end of the pier lay hope In the
shape of hi-! own power boat, pulling
at her painir as she swung to the tide,
In a moment he had st-ramblel aboard
pulled the cover from the engine aud
turned over the flywheel.
There was a series of sharp-reports.
He threw off tho moorings, sprang to
the little wheel in tho bow, and the
power boat went tearing away from
the pier, sending up twin waves of
white spume at her bow as she sped
in pursuit of the distant knockabout.
The engine of a power boat, how
ever. Is not one of the things to be
classed anion? such certainties v as
death and taxes. Scarcely had he
passed the" can buoy on the outer
legde when there was an ominous
coughing of the exhaust.
Immediately it grew spasmodic and
seemed to take a half hearted, despair
ing note. Then it ceased altogether,
and with this cessation the little craft
lay helpless on the long swells coming
In from the bay.
Countless precedent cases had taught
Goodhue what to do. He pulled off
his coat, caught up a wrench and at
tacked the engine, not without a cer
tain grim wrath.
At the. end of half an hour, despite
all his art and all his mad efforts with
the wrench, the engine, beyond a few
derisive, choking puffs, refused to re
spond. Goodhue hurled the wrench angrily
Into the locker, shook a vindictive fist
at the balky machinery and delivered
himself of his opinions concisely and
Then he looked despairingly at the
sail momentarily growing smaller to
the eastward and refully surveyed
the blue streak of shore behind him,
not without certain poignant longings
j All his labors had merely succeeded
In getting him stalled here In the mid
dle of the bay. ne grunted his dis
trust, tied his handkerchief to a boat
hook as an improvised signal of dis
tress and set it up in the stern. Then
he stretched himself upon the cush
ions and calmly went to sleep.
He was awakened by rippling laugh
ter. He juuped up to find close along
side a knockabout with its sail rattling
sharply as it headed into the wind. By
the tiller was Helen Caverly, her eyes
sparkling as she took In his plight,
j Goodhue struck a melodramatic atti
tude, one hand on his forehead, the
other at Hi throat.'
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IT!p!-' ':.' cr'cd. v.: c'dii'g toward his
dlstrf-:-: vl -v::!.
Th; f.':lvl 1 v.irl.cd a- nln.
: "What f'ii c::rt!i "r" vc.11 doing out
here m 0:1 r!;.- i-i t'je r.:;rr.!n??" fdie said
moekinnlv. "Are yen r.ware that It Is
Lt:t a rrii past 10:"OV
"I am iu:v5ij!:ig yi:t. va'-.l he, "or,
rfthr. I va,-r'".'ruir..T .voti v.v.'A this
this ri;,!i,!:'.!'T:'.! Ic c!!.-;?:ie went back
"Avd wV.v were yeu pursuing me?"
"I v.t.:s?.s! that ;:! you promised
me this nuTiiing."
"I waited iVr you until long after ft."
Goodhue grinned sheepishly. "I I
nrorle'it." he confessed lamely. "Then
When 1 got down to the pier and found
you gone I started out In the power
boat without any breakfast."
"What noble self sacrifice!" she
And I'd have caught you, too, but
for that engine. Ir nlwavs breaks 1
down when you want it most. How
ever, you've scon my plight and come
alongside, ard that's the main thing,
after alt. We can have that sail now,
'I you think rho deserves It?"
"Frankly. I don't, but I'm going to
trust to your generosity."
She looked at him doubtfully for a
moment. "Of cohr.se," she said at
length, "I can't desert you like this,
helpless as you are upon the high seas.
Come aboard. I'll tow you back. You
must be very hungry by this time."
Goodhue caught up the boat hook,
pulled the power boat alongside the
knockjilout and scrambled over her
rail. In a moment the painter was
fast, and, towing the helpless craft be
hind her, the knockabout was headed
i The girl held the tiller. Goodhue
sat down beside her.
"I was particularly anxious to come
out sailing with you this morning,"
' said he.
I "So It would seem," she observed
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"There was-a very particular reason
why I shouldn't miss it." he went on
placidly, ignoring her tone. "I wanted
to finish cut w hnt I was saying to yon
night before last en the Gregorys
piazza when that idled: of a Benson
came out and interrupted us."
A wave of color surged into the girl's
cheek. Her noso went up in the air a
fraction of an inch.
"Under the circumstances." said she,
"considering the fact that I have just
rescued you from a rather trying sit
uation, it seems to me no gentleman
would take advantage" '
Goodhue moved closer to her.
"Xo gentleman would have missed
his appointment-with you this morn
ing." said he. "Therefore I am no
gentleman. Following out the same
course of logic, the fact that I am no
gentleman absolves me from playing
the gentleman's part of silence Just
now. I will take the tiller, Helen."
He took it. The girl began hastily
trimming the sheet.
"I am going to finish out that pro
posal," he declared. "If you won't
listen to me I shall refuse to be
saved. I shall return to the power
boat and trust myself to the mercies
of these treacherous waters," he end-
Pfl looking tragically at the ouiet sea
"P.osides which," he went on, "kind
ly reiombor that I have had no break
fast. Will you listen?"
The girl turned to him with flushed
face, but her eyes were shining.
"You certainly must have thnt break
fast." she chuckled. "Go ahead. I am
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