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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 190&
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Monday, November 30, 1908.
Once again Colonel Gobbler strides
the barnyard in safety.
Kentucky and Tennessee may be ex
pected to oppose the duty on lead.
There are now 250,000 words in the
English language, but that isn't any
reason why- a presidential message
should contain them all.
The Brazilians must be the concen
trated Yankees of South America.
Last year our purchases in Brazil
amounted to $85,000,000 and sales
there to only $21,000,000.
Hitchcock ran the republican cam
paign so well that Mr. Taft thinks he
can look after the government mails
all right.' The. first cabinet selection
seems to be a wise and judicious one.
Carnegie's idea seems to be that the
infant Industry which must have pro
tection should at least have the grace
to shave before asking, having arrived
at the dignity of a full beard long ago.
A man named Taft, who a few weeks
ago was dealing out prosperity in great
big chunks, seems to have gone out of
business. At least the number of
empty dinner pails has not decreased:
W. J. Bryan narrowly escaped death
in a battle with a bear down in Mex
ico, but says with characteristic mod
esty that it was only a trifling affair.
Bet you will hear some thrilling stor
ies about Roosevelt less than a year
hence, which, whether real or imagin
ary, will not be minimized by the
Judge Taft's Luck.
President-elect Taft is a singularly
fortunate man, and he admits it. Ask
ed on Thanksgiving day if he had not
much to be thankful for, he said:
"I have much for which to be thank
ful and cannot help wondering if there
la not to be some compensatory sor
" ''When I consider all that has come
to me I wonder, with trembling, if
there is not to be some great misfor
tune to offset it alL We have our
health and our children with never a
loss of a child. My parents are dead,
but they lived to an honored and
peaceful old age. I have not had any
"Then,' politically, there were the
Philippines; it was the turn of the
band whether I should go there. If I
had not gone I do not suppose that I
sh6uld be the president-elect at this
time. It might be said that opportuni
ty comes to every man, and that it is
. to the credit of the man that he seizes
it. Yet, looking back, I cannot see
that I exercised any shrewd discrim
ination. I cannot persuade myself
- that it was my own wisdom that led
me into the work.
' ''Afterward came the offer of a
' place ' on the supreme court bench.
This offer was repeated later. My in
clination was to accept it. It was not
due, really, to my own Judgment that
I did not accept it."
' Things have come Judge Taft's way
in rapid succession. The American
people will prayerfully hope that the
president-elect's fears of a compensa
tory sorrow are ill-founded.
A Japanese-American Compact.
- Unofficial Washington advices are to
the effect that the governments of the
United States and JapanMiave en.
tered into a compact covering the pol
icies of - the two countries in the
Pacific, and to preserve the independ
ence and Integrity of China.
- The announcement, if true, is a most
Important one, and a triumph of peace
Great Britain entered into a treaty
with Japan following the close of the
' Russo-Japanese war, and that action
forced the hand of the Washington
government. ' With Great Britain a
possible ally of Japan in a war with
. this country, dangers too grave wid
, threatening of our security would be
presented,-for Canada, a British pos
session; borders on the Pacific, and
: between' the mainland of Canada and
the ; United States" there i only- an
imaginary lire. -. Furthermore, Gre.t
Britain is th? largest of the sea pow
ers, and Japan stands next to ' the
United States in naval strength, Ger
many being second.? . .' V:.
' The counsel to this nation to steer
clear" of -entangling foreign alliances
. was disregarded when we took the
; Philippines nd began what must
- prove to be iDour case, as in the case
of -every other nation on the face of
the globe, the disastrous colonial pol
icy. ,The seizure of the Philippines
made us a disputant with Japan for
power in the Pacific, and bag imposed
C TWADES 1 HamV) COUNCIL
On lis tho rprfKj;itir tt ovnoniKnor nn I
army and navy and in fortifications,
hundreds of millions of dollars which
will yield no return, and. which wenj
into a rat hole that will claim more
and' more. That we should .sacrifice
the lives of thousands upon thousands
additional co the lives'of the 10,000 al
ready offered on the altar, of imper
ialism in the Philippines tragedy, in a
war with Jfpan, no matter what
should be the outcome of that war, was
a consummation to be avoided If with
in the power of diplomacy to avoid it.
The possession of the Philippines
would strengthen the power of Japan
in the Pacific, and they are necessary
to Japan while to us they have always
stood and always will stand' as an ex
pression of retribution in poetic jus
tice. Our trade with the far east
has not been benefited by any develop
ments in tho Pacific, where the com
pensation for the enormous outlay, if
compensation' there be, should bo
evident. .. -
Note That $00,000.
Several who like to keep themselves
acquainted with " the affairs of the
wealthy and to discuss them in an in
timate way are remarking that after
all Count Boni de Castellane is not
such a bad fellow. In proof of this
they recite that Boni is now in a
French court in an effort to regain the
custody of his children from Mrs.
Helie de Sagan, who started as Anna
Gould and in the second chapter was
Boni's wife. The commentators are re
marking that if Boni was not a good
fellow at heart he would not be troub
ling himself to get these children.
. It is feared that some are overlook
ing a line or two in Count Boni's peti
tion to the court. It Is true that most
flourish and space-is given to com
ments on custody of the children and
many lofty reasons are assigned why
Count Boni's mother should have the
little folks, but down near the bottom
of the petition It is asked that when
the children are handed over there
shall come with them the sum of $60,
000 a year, the money to be furnished
by their mother, formerly Anna Gould,
later the count's spouse, now Madame
Helie de Sagan. Don't forget that $60,
000 a year the count is asking; possi
bly it has a bearing on the case.
TALES OF THE DERBY.
Mysteries of the Famous Classic
the English Turf.
If it were possible to write the full
and true history of the Derby It would
contain some startling revelations of
strange doings behind the . scenes of
which the public hjis little suspicion
and no actual knowledge.
There is, for instance, little doubt
that a very different tale would have
been told of Teddington's Derby but
for the prompt action of his wjjle
awake owner. Sir Joseph Hawley.
When the Kentish baronet attended
the York spring meeting of 1851 he
was amazed to find the bookmakers
eager to lay odds to any amount
against his colt, who was looked on as
a certain winner of the blue ribbon a
few weeks later. Sir Joseph at once
scented . mischief, and, leaving the
course, he traveled as t astv as relays
of swift horses could take him to his
training quarters, where be communi
cated his suspicions to Alec Taylor, bis
trainer. ' .
- As the result of their deliberations
Teddiugton was at once removed to
another box, placed under the charge
of a different boy and a strict watch
kept over him night and day. What
ever scheme was on foot to disable the
horse was thus effectually checked.
Teddlngton soon resumed his place as
first favorite In the betting and, as ev
erybody expected, won the Derby with
Another mystery which has not been
solved to this day Is associated with
Leander and that memorable Derby of
1844. It was more than suspected that
Leander was a four-year-old, but there
was not sufficient evidence on which
to base an objection to his running. In
the race his fetlock was broken by a
kick from Running Rein, and he was
effectually placed hors de combat. lie
was shot and buried, but when a party
of sportsmen who wished to test their
suspicions dug up his body at dead of
night they found that the head, which
alone could settle the matter, was gone.
Ratan, the second favorite for this
race, was made safe by " a cunningly
devised bolus, but who administered
It was never discovered, and. to crown
this Derby as .the most, shady and
fraudulent on record. Running Rein,
who came In first, was found to be
none other than Maccabeus, a" four-year-old,
and thns an Impostor of the
first water. But when It became neces
sary to produce the horse' for an. ex
amination by experts It was found that
he, like Lcander's telltale head, had
been spirited away. .
. In connection with Running Rein, by
the way, a dramatic story Is told. A
Captain Osborne had backed Orlando
for a very heavy sum, and when Run
ning Rein came In first he was faced
with the alternative of blowing out
bis brains or being declared a default
er. " He was Just on the point of choos
ing death rather than dishonor when a
note'was placed in his hand. "Run
ning Rein," ran' the missive, which
was from a "friendly tout, "is an im
postor; and be" won't' get the Derby
stakes. Buy up all the bets-on Orlando
you can get, and you will make a for
tune:" J.. .. ' ; w '
The captain pat away his revolver.
followed the tout's advice and, Instead
of providing work' for the undertaker,
found btmself 18,000 Jn rJocket. v ' -'
Fesr .horses Iha vs. ever, ataried.. a : hot.
ter favorite fof the Derby than Mc
Gregor In 1870. So . rosy were his
chances that odds of 9 to 4 were laid
on hjm to an enormous amount, and
the money was considered as good as
won. To the .consteratlon, however,
of; bis backers, he seemed unable to
move freely In the race and finished a
bad fourth behind horses who were
not In the same century with him.
,vThere was no doubt whatever that
Maegregor had been drugged, but who
the rascal was who did the dastardly
trick. Is ns much a. mystery today as It
was at the time.
It Is of this race that the following
remarkable story "la told: During the
night before the race a Jockey called
Swift saw the finish of the Derby in a
dream. He :saw .Kingcraft, which he
recognized, pass the post a winner by
a length and a half, followed by a
dark brown horse which he could not
Identify and with Maegregor, the fa
vorite, a bod fourth. In spite of the
Jeering of his friends, to whom he told
the story, he- backed Kingcraft for
every sovereign he could raise, and, to
his delight as to the disgust of the
scoffers, he saw" his dream exactly re
producedthe favorite badly beaten
and the despised Kingcraft winning a
smnll fortune for him.
Even more remarkable is a story of
that great Derby race of 18G2, won by
the despised outsider Caractacus, rid
den by Parsons, the stable lad. Al
though Caractacus was so badly
thought ' of that Jim Goater . point
plank refused to ride him and odds of
40 to 1 were freely offered against htm,
a tipster gave him as a certain winner
on the strength of a dream in which
his blind daughter bad seen the horse
win "with a little boy on his back as
pale as death." How vividly accurate,
was this dream forecast was admitted
by all who saw the finish of that sensa
tional race. London Tit-Bits.
READING THE STARS.
An Author's Mastery of the Science of
"By the end of the week, teaching
myself,'' writes Jack London -in Har
per's Weekly of his mastery of the scl
ence of navigation, "I was able to do
divers things. For instance, I shot the
North star, at night, of course got its
altitude, corrected for index errors dip.
etc., and found our latitude. And this
latitude agreed with the latitude of the
previous noon corrected by dead reck
oning up to that moment Proud?
Well, I was even prouder with my
next miracle. I was going to turn in at
0 o'clock. I worked out the problem
self Instructed and learned what, star
of the first magnitude would be pass
ing the meridian around half past S.
This star proved to be Alpha Crucis. 1
had never heard of the star before. I
looked it up on the star map. It was
one of the stars of the Southern Cross
What, thought I! Have we been saillug
with the Southern Cross In the sky of
nights and n?yer Jcppwn.i.t?., Dolts that
we are! Gudgeons and moles! I
couldn't believe if. I went over the
problem again and verified it. Charml
an had the wheel from 8 till 10 that
evening. I told her to keep her eyes
open and look due south for the South
era Cross, and when the stars came out
there shone the Southern Cross low on
the horizon. Troud? No medicine man
nor high priest was ever prouder. Fur
thermore, with the prayer wheel I shot
Alpha Crucis aud from Its altitude
worked out our latitude, and still fur
thermore I shot the North star, too,
and it agreed with what had been told
me by the Southern Cross.' Proud?
Why, the language of the stars was
mine, and I listened and heard them
telling me my way over the deep."
Colds and Croup in Children.
"My little girl is subject to colds,'
says Mrs. William H. Serig, No. 41
Fifth street. Wheeling, W. Va. "Last
winter she had a severe spell and a
terrible cough, but I cured her with
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy without
the aid of a doctor, and my little boy
has been prevented many times from
having the croup by the timely use of
this syrup. This remedy is for sale by
A Plate of Pancakes
There's nothing quite equal to
a - plate of well browned pan
cakes, with good old-fashioned
maple syrup, to warm you up
these cool, crisp mornings.
These, with a cup of coffee
containing good rich cream
make a breakfast that will make
the blood tingle in your veins
and put you in good working
We can furnish you with pure
buckwheat flour in 10 lb.
sacks, at per sack 45c
Or with prepared pancake flour
in 6 lb. sacks, at per , '
Mrs. Austin's prepared ready-to-bake.
package ..... 10c
Mrs. Austin's pancake flour,
per package 10c
O. P. T. buckwheat or corn .
flour, per package 10c
Pure maple syrup, per.
quart ........ ........... 45c
Coffee will delight you; only
per pound '25c 1
we wm take your, order and
guarantee you all goods as rep
resented. F. R. Kuschmann,
2207 Fourth Ave. Both Phone
Humor md Philosophy
By.pUNCAN N. SrflTl
She doesn't object to being incon
6picuously conspicuous when she Is
sure that her gown sits "well, her hair
is well done and her millinery becom
ing. ' . . '
Anything la a
miracle that you I
about and can't
that has never
less come to pass.
The way to be
happy is 'to tell
trouble and worry
to go hang and,
having told them.
V , . A see tha t they do it.
Handsome Is as handsome gets Itself
advertised. Hold up your heads, girls,
and jolly the reporter and the photog
The size of a man's pocketbook may
have nothing to do with the size of
bis heart, but in many instances it doesl
seem to have a bearing upon his num-
ber of mends. .
a he tactful people are those that
have a wonderful instinct that leads
them to search out the raw spots and!
by their manner deny the existence of
the same raw spots.
There is no question that some pee
pie are smart, and because of Just this
there Is no question that some other
people do smart.
The only reason that we ever hate
anybody is to give expression to the
downright meanness that is festering
In our own systems.
Good to you
Read it out
Distinct and clear
While I hum
A joyous lay
Of the coming
Ain't it grand
That the time
Is close at hand
When we sit
Around and eat
All the shades
Of turkey meatT
Light or dark
Both kinds are beat
Or a chunk
Prom off the breast.
Wing or leg
Or any part.
Or the heart. . '
Every bit '
Of it is prima. .. ; ,
Fill my plate
A second time.
Hold, for I
Must have a care.
There are goodies
And pumpkin plea
That are Just
About my size.
Goodness, as I
View, it all -With
Wish I had an appetite
That would let me eat all nightl
Took No Chances.
"Who is making all of that racket
"Maybe His Opportunity knocking at
your door." . ' : v
"Very rlfkely Go to the door and see.
and if it. is tell him I am not In and
that anyway I 'can't pay that bill be
fore the first of the month."
Fitting Him Out.
"Tbey .haven't named their baby
"And he is almost nine months old."
"Tbey can't decide what profession
to have him follow, and the mother
wants a name that will harmonize
with hla business."
'1 bear yon are going to marry a
vV " ' -
Not much. A plain American cltl
sen Is good enough for me
About a million dollars plain would
Affected by the Climate,
"The fall winds Wow Tery bard." :
"Yes; I can't talk straight on that ao
"How Is that?" : .
"The wlnuV twists my tongue every
time I open my mouth."
"You look serious." ... -
"Do I? Well, I was lost In thought'
- I'M NOT VCO)"
"Indeed! Wnose thought?"
1 ..v - .'i'.'w?f.v. ...
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The Argus Daily Short Story
THEIR PRETTIEST GIRL
Copyrighted, 1908, by
It was Ned Bellingham who disco v- j
ered the girl across the way. Cros
by Maurer booted at the suggestion
that she was the daintiest and most
wholly lovable young woman on the
Ned retorted with some heat, and
the result was that then and there the
domestic pnrtnershlp was threatened
It was the first time since they had
set up housekeeping in a bachelor
apartment three years before that they
had had a disagreement.
Maurer had flijng himself out of the
room with never a goodby, and Ned
had sat himself down at his drawing
board to make the girl across the
way the central figure in a set of il
lustrations be was doing for a story,
blissfully ignoring the fact that the
author's heroine was tall, above the
ordinary, a fair haired goddess of the
Norseland, while the girl across the
way was petite aud decidedly dark.
Maurer did not return to dress for
dinner, and Ned was fast asleep by
the time he did come in. There was
no reopenlDg of the discussion, and in
the morning the clash of the day be
fore was tacitly ignored.
More than a week passed and the
cloud had blown away when Maurer,
waiting for his breakfast to be sent
up from the restaurant in the build
ing, approached the wludow and gave
a low whistle of surprise.
"You're right, old man." he cried,
'and I'll eat all the humble pie you
care to feed me.' That girl is a god
dess in miniature."
Ned sprang to the window, a pleased
smile of triumph on his face. But the
smile faded when he looked closely
'It's awfully good of you to soy so
old chap," he said gratefully, "but I'll
eat that pie myself. Funny I should
have thought her such a stunner.
She's a good looker, but nothing like
the goddess I've been raving about."
"Don't be a beastly fool," ' urged
Maurer politely. "You're an artist.
You must know that she's one woman
in a thousand."
"Do you mean it?" demanded Ned
wonderingly. "I - thought you were
saying it to please me. Funny that
you should like her. Usually your
taste is very good."
Goodl" echoed Maurer. "Of course
It's good, and it tells me that that girl
is a remarkable beauty."
Nonsense!" scoffed Ned. "She's
good looking, but commonplace. There
are hundreds like her."
Maurer turned a look of ineffable
scorn unou his friend and silently
made his way to the table, where the
breakfast now was spread.
The meal was eaten in silence, and
for a second time within, ten days
Maurer departed for his office without.
the "good luck in your work, old man,"
which started Ned on his drawings In
proper humor with himself. . .
Instead , of going to his drawing
board Ned went to the window, and
for a long half hour , he studied the
dainty figure sewing by the . window
across the street ,
He turned away with a sigh, then
regarded the half completed sketch
tacked to his drawing board. It was
a remarkably good likeness of the girl
opposite; but, kneading his rubber
afresh, Ked started to efface the figure
with another sigh for his lost ideal.
He took a melancholy pleasure In'
drawing in a girl who was tall and
plump and whose hair glinted yellowy
against a crimson curtain. This was
to be the frontispiece of a magazine.
and he had wondered the afternoon
I before If the girl would see it and rec
ognize her likeness. He had drawn
nothing else but pictures of her since
that first morning, and now he won
dered how be had ever been such a
I That evening Maurer smoked his
pipe in front of the window where be
could watch bis new divinity, and
Ned, to avoid further rupture, clapped
on his hat and went out for a street
car ride, a form of amusement he de
tested, but which .was better than
I watching Maurer make a fool of him
. 8.611 --
BY HENRY BERLINGHOFF.
Associated Literary Press.
Ever since he had come to the city
he and Crosby Maurer had been the
firmest of friends. For three years
they had lived together In the little
four room apartment that had become
ajeal borne to them, and so closely
had they studied each other's peculiar
ities there were none of the outbreaks
of 111 humor that had spoiled many
such arrangements. This was the first
time that there had come a real clash.
and Bellingham felt it keenly.
In. time the edge of the trouble wore
away, but there was no real resump
tion of the old friendship. Manrer was
still too hurt to forget all that had
been said in the heat of passion,
though he had forgotten the things he
had said to Ned at the first disagree
ment. While there was a careful observ
ance of the old forms, back of them
was lacking the real regard that had
made them something more than
Vainly Ned sought t overcome his
reversal of opinion, but it was nearly
two weeks before he could change.
Then as he was dressing one morning
he chanced to glance through the half
opened shutters, and a moment later
he was in his friend's room.
"You win"' he cried with such ab
ruptness that Maurer cut himself with
the razor he was wiolding. "That girl
Ite a raving beauty, Maurlc. Funny
that I should have taken that dislike
to if r, but It's gone now. She's all
that you say she is.".
"And that Isn't much," was the re
ply in cold contempt. "Funny I should
have raved about her. She looks like
a chorus girl. It was a shock when
I saw ber this morning."
"Are you crazy?" stormed Ned.
"Why, she's the daintiest little woman
the world can show. She's better look
ing and sweeter than I thought she
was at first" -
She's a tricky sort of young per
son," observed Maurer calmly. "One
day she looks like the real thing, and
then again she looks utterly common
place. Funny you can only rave about
her on oue of her uninteresting days.
I suppose that from now on you'll be
drawing brunette dwarfs, no matter
what sort of heroines the author likes.
You'll lose your pull with the jublish
SR? It f t
Milk-white floors spotless and
wholesome enough to "eat 'off99 is
the quick result when GOLD DUST
is added to your
Floors and doors and woodwork are hard to
clean thoroughly because the dirt gets ground
into every crack and crevice.
Soap and'mop all you will, the job at best will
be only partly done.
A heaping tablespoonful of GOLD DUST
added to your scrubbing water will make it search
out dirt, grease, germs and impurities from every
cranny, and cleanse and purify wherever it
. GOLD DUST also re
lieves you of that weary,
torturing grind of Dend
ing and scrubbing, be
cause it does all the hard
part of the work without
your help. -Soap makes
housework hard work.
Let GOLD DUST ease
the burden. -
Made by -THE N. K.
Makers of FAIRY
era ir you keep that sort of thing up.
Better see a doctor about it"
"Y'ou'd better see an oculist yourself
if your eyes are so dull to real loveli
ness," retorted Ned, "When you have
finished your breakfast let me know,
and I'll come and get mine. The leare
here runs out at the end of this month.
I guess I won't renew, my share, Mau
rer. Better get some one else."
"Think I'll move, too," assented
Maurer. "I don't want to stay here
with a female freak like that living'
across the way. I'll stop at the office
on the way out and tell them to look
for another tenant"
He went out to a lenely breakfast,
and when he bad gone Bellington
came out to play with the cold chops
and the lukewarm coffee. He did not
go to the drawing board in 'spite of
the splendid inspiration of the girl
across the way.
He was tremendously fond of Mau
rer, and this abrupt termination of
their friendship, coming as it bad. on-,
settled him for work. He could only
puff at his pipe and wonder what it
would be like to set up housekeeping
alone in a smaller apartment lie
would take an apartment in the same
house to be near the girl, but be would
need only one room.
Maurer paid the larger share of the
Joint rental. He was making more
money and Insisted that he would pay
as much were be alone. Ned bad ap
preciated his kindness, and when be
did not look at the girl he reproached
himself for his new Ingratitude. '
But when he saw the little brown
head and the delicate profile through
the window opposite he told himself
that nn unseeing brute like Maurer did
not deserve sympathy.
The luncheon came up and was sent
back untasted, and the afternoon shad
ows grew Into dusk, and stHl Ned sat
and smoked and tMought '"
The girl was gone now, but he could
still fancy that she was there, and he
was so absorbed with' bis thoughts
that be did not hear the key turn in
the lock, aud not until Maurer burst
In with a whoop that rattled the
shades on the electric globes did be
"We're both right old manr shouted
Maurer as he dragged Ned from bis
chair and forced him to participate In
an impromptu war dance about the
tiny parlor. "The prettiest girl in the
world lives across the way, but your
prettiest girl Is not my prettiest girl,
thank heaven! There are two of 'em,
old ..man. .yours and mine at least
(Continued on Page Nine.)
brfth GOLD DVST Twin tn w trk
SOAP, the oval cake