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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1912.
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Thursday, August 29, 1912.
You notice Teddy In not calling
Billy Hearst a liar not yet
trust, When he began bis career
as a trust buster there were only 143
trusts with four billions of capital. A
the end of his career there were more
than 10,000 with more than thirty-one
billions of capital.
'How reach the question? Forfeit
the charter of every corporation
hlch mars another, or by "gentle
man's agreements'. Can this be done?
Why not? A corporation is only a
creature of the state organised to do
definite things. It is not a natural
person with Inalienable rights. It Is
only artificial, with conferred powers.
With limited liability a corporation's
powers are also limited to those ex
pressly conferred by its charter. The
states can revoke these charters. A
few revocations will take the swelling
out of some fortunes and warn others
not to swelL
"There Is another solution. Make
the lawyer who counsels, aids, abet
or advises the formation of a trust.
criminally liable. What right has he
because he Is a lawyer to draw vi
cious contracts which will enable his
client to loot the public? He ehould
be held responsible. He would not
buy a Jimmy for a prospective burg
lar. Yet he knows if he will stop to
think that many a contract which he
draws la more burglarious than a Jim
rcjy. If he will not quit make him par
! -V:x. tS -
There aro few
bull moose in the
There" are enough people In this
country whom Roosevelt called liars
to defeat htm alone.
It will ba interesting to have all
the facts in the Penrose probe
brought out Nothing could be more
instructive to the voter.
In New York they are after proper-
KYE8 OX VERMONT.
The "barometer" state, Vermont is
being watched with some considerable
interest by political leaders. The re
ports so far have been most encour
aging to the democratic party.
The election of state officers Is al
ways held some 10 weeks before the
presidential vote is cast.
Vermont is nominally republican for
governor with more than 25,000.
While the Green Mountain state has
only four votes in the electoral college,
political students declare that the fall
ing oft of the nominal republican ma-
eny owners wno rent tneir premises )rity ig a 8ure gign of democralic
Jor Illegal purposes. That is going , victory;
straight to the heart of an evil. Tne following table gives the vote
i for governor and president In Vermont
After all. Roosevelt a reply is that since
Senator Penrose should be ousted
from his scat, wbi'h no one disputes.
I'ut how about Teddy's defense of
President Taft has left the national !ih
tapltol for unoiher vacation. No mat-
history as the great national traveler
j.cd vacationer. It is hardly worth
take a vacation at this time, ux he will
be permanently relieved by the voters I jy m.
in November, ;
! Vermont Majority Popular
Fejit. Klrctural Majority
I ria. ("cil!go President
jlTf'S J9.634 R 1F,9 R 1.2.04
l'-'"4 31...S9 K 1 !5 R 2.545.515
31"" 3...SG4 H 137 K 849.790
lt!1 H.72 R r, H 01.g54
lii:'2 l!.7n2 I 110 T 880.S10
!is "nr. r n !8.oi7
ll 22.704 1 K7 I 2.3S
:lv 2'i.r,(3 Ft 59 R 7.018
1S7.J 23.73.". H 1 1 250.935
18T2 It:,. 833 R 23 R 762.991
l'ii 27.324 R 134 R 805.45
1NG 1VS77 R 191 R 4.'7.S42
18CO 23.370 R 67 R 491.195
;18:G 23.008 1) CO U 460.865
H4KT. THRM LILY WHITE OS
"I'm Invited to a swell card party
with peachy -prizes," declared The
Girl, "but how can I play cards with
She held out a pair of hands that
were brown where they were not red
and tipped with nails that even her
best friend would call only a dingy
"It what's in the hand that mat
ters at a card party, not the hand
itself. You can hold trumps with a
brown band Just as wll as a white
one," said the Woman of Thirty.
I don't care much what cards I
hold, but It always mortifies me when
my hands look like a plowboy's. How
do you keep your hands so nice look
ing all the time?"
"My hands look pretty decent all
the time If I do eay it as shouldn't
because I never allow them to get
badly tanned or burned, but remove
the attentions of Old Sol at the very
earliest opportunity with a little lem
on Juice or peroxide," said the Wom
an of Thirty.
"Some women try as hard as they
can every summer to get the darkest
coat of tan possible. Just to show that
they have been in the country. But
besides being unbecoming and often
permanently darkening the skin, tan
always seems to be a good deal like
the horse to an old darkey who used
to work for us when we lived in the
south. Uncle Zeke always said his !
boss had but two faults, out In de
field he's de hardest hoes to ketch ye
ever seed, and when ve do ketch him
he ain't worth a cu6s.' "
"Wha$ will I do to get my hands In
shape for Monday night?"
"First you must soak them In warm
eoapy water for 10 or 15 minutes, and
then rub cold cream Into them to
soften the skin. Then mix some fine
ly sifted oatmeal with enough perox
ide of hydrogen to make a paste and
smear all over the hands when you
go to bed, putting on an old pair of
gloves to protect the bed clothes.
This will take off the worst of the
jtan, but naturally It takes a little to
mae a pair or near s paws look like
the hands of a gentlewoman."
"I particularly wanted to look well
on that night for I have an especial
friend coming down from New York."
"Don't worry, 'you can make your
hands look white by giving them a
"What's a powder bath?"
"When you are getting ready for
the party wash your hands in warm
water, dry them and put a little cold
cream, rubbing it In well. Then shake
some talcum powder in a bowl and
lather the hands In this Just as If
you were washing them. Wipe this
powder all off with a soft towel and
you will find that the skin looks white
and pretty." ,
"Did you learn that trick down
"Yes, lndeedt the southern belles
used to do it 'way back before the
war. But the finishing touch is to
run an orange wood stick under the
nails and to polish them on the palm
of the hand.
"When hands are In very bad shape
I always advise rubbings them with
pumice stone every night for a week
to remove the outer skin and apply
ing a piece of oatmeal and olive oil.
9r tfvrcAr ft. JITM
Cool your fevered 3rowl
Calm youiVelf. child.
Let the wild
Wind blow through vour hair
Without a care
And with your locks play tag.
The world will wag
On no matter who
Of all the running; crew
Is elected-thla tall.
Of nature' processea"
Will function jut the same,
Ho matter which name
Leads the parade
When all return have been mad
Why, bias your heart,
Tbi part Is not new.
Once every four
Of oratory proclaim
Of several able men.
And press and pen
That, on the square.
On a mission grand
To save his native land.
Ooodness only knows!
Nor will goodness disclose
The secret great.
Nor If we wait
And listen patiently
Can w see
We never know
Any more than do we now.
We may allow
This and that.
But yeu may safely tell us
We're talking through our hat
Bo don't throw a fit.
But. take our word for It,
The country will aurvlvo
And thrive s
Under any of them.
Ttie Argus Daily Story
The Mystery of Mark Island By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted, 1912. by jJasociated Literary Bureau. -
There is no more attractive reyfea 1 di.l not know what niouu-nt it mi;;iit
on the Atlantic coast for summer olt- ' Ptri'.;e one of these reels, a hole lx
lues, than Casco bav. Maine, and the n,art in lts bottom and they would all
many Islands It contains.. There the hot
waves of July and August are diviV
rated. It is seldom that there is not t
a breeze there.
Suddenly they discovered within a
i dozen yards of them a shore in one
:irt tf tvhii h was a narrow indenta
tion in the roeks bv which iLey might
I lu winter the inhabitants of the Is- . nl;,Ke a lar.d;i:. They were so relieved
lands fish, mostly with huge nets. In i that all raised their vvoices in happy
summer those owning boats turn an
honest penny by taking visitors out
upon the glorious waters. At alnvnt
any time one may see ibe sail of a
pleasure boat bending to the breeze,
oud the engines of motorboat are al
waa throbbing like a rapid drumbeat.
Not far from Orr's island, where Har
riet Beecber Stowe laid the scene of i
one of her stories, and to the eastward
exclauiatious. As thev were making
their way to the landing place the dim
tisure of a iuau appeared on the shore
"Keep orT! You can't land here'."
"We will land here," replied the skip
per, "and we'll stay here till the fog
"You won't land here," said the other
As the ros? of the bout scraped th
Is Mark island. It contains possibly I shore of Mark island the n;au who pro-
COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL
lioosKVKiiT vi:ui: BIN-
A bo. Ales engineer proposes to 0 J' trU.S":" ,6d J"d6 er
build a bridge across San Francisco ?n,h ?f.
- - me; uuye lo control
the fiction of Mr. Roosevelt." To this
charge Mr. Koosevelt returtod with
the tpithot "liar."
In the yearB intervening some truth
huB come out. It was shown in the
life insurance investigation thut Per
kins paid J4S,7i'.'.50 out of the funds
of the New York Life into the Koone-
Vlf fiiTirl Tr h-.u ! -i -.
id Europe fre,r.,.ntly a nightmare in- p " ."T ,P". TV
... ,Le ateel trust had a political fund
. lead of a pleuture. I in ti,. lorn "
..... bUllluaiKU. LUK I ,1 1 I M f f 1 T 1 .
bay connecting the cities ef San Fran
cisco and Oakland in the plate of Cal
ifornia. Th 'a ie:,iiii(in one again that
there bl.f.uld be a bridge o. tr or a
tunnel uuJer the Euglibh channel
connecting Lngiand with the contl
rerit of Kurope. The channel Is the
worst piece of navigable water on the
late of tbf globe and makes a visit
KooKcvelt claitiib that if tb
i corning which were sworn to by Persian-
kins ami Pnnr.ol T n..i. ...... i. i
f, AT'''"? U,Vblun b,'en Kho4VU -Mr- Stotesbury. "a
of lluo.mo to bU campa.gu in 1SW4 parfnt.r of the 1Iorgan imereBl8'that
he d d not know i It would .evu. , arc BO friendly."ua Itoo.evelt wrote
it out. If money flowed Into that
ranipiilrn so freely that the chief can
didate did not Kvv of the contribu
tion of a lump turn of Jloo.diif). it is
lull time that thu s; tt m of running
; lilii.ul campaigns be chauf cii. If
Colonel ItuutievcU did not know that
the Standard Oil company had con
tributed $lu'). floti during his cauipan.
lie ur'ly inus't have ben reminded
of it,, wli-Mi lh:it great corporal Inn ap
peared In Washington to receive fur
Ihir favors, and he thnuld have re
pudiated It as hoon as It was called
to his attention and not have waited
until it wan brought out in an inves
tigation eight years later.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
Speclal Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Aug. 27. The squab
tie between Senator Penrose of Penn
sylvania and the third term candidate
has had the effect
CMAMI'CI.AKK rS HIGIIT
Champ Clark la bis closing speech
onxriBS Mid, in referring to the
collected a fund in Philadelphia
Mr. Armour boasted about the beef
I trust's contributions. Then thre
I is Harrimaa's disclosure of S2G0.0tm
jtalfccrt in Wall street at the iustnnce
i of Roosevelt, he said. Finally there
jis the 1100,000 given by Archbold of
I Standard Oil to Bliss, treasurer cf the
j national committee, and an additional
?2"..ooo that went to Penrose for use
in t-ennsyivania in tne Koosevelt cam
paign. "The trusts," said Judge Par
ker, "are furnishing the money with
which they hope to control the elec
tion." Time was to prove the truth
of what Judge Parker charged.
The PtibiKjue Telegraph-Herald
suggests that we approach this whole
matter from an entirely different an
gle, without eager willingness to con
vict Mr. Roosevelt and without cock
snrFdness as to his innocence. I-.et us
far ": 4.
nothing that has been brought to light
in the last few years so clearly re
veals the partnership between the
republicans and the trusts as this
latest exposure. Charges have been
made in the past that Standard Oil
bought political favor, but while the
democratic leaders in congress and
throughout the country had no doubt
that these charges were true, the
documentary evidence was not always
Now the case is different. The
chief distributor of the Oil trust has
testified under oath that his monopoly
contributed certain sums of money
to the republican campaign fund, and
the charge is not denied. The dem
ocrats will bear down heavily on this
admission in the campaign, and in
ihe same breath these democrats will
tell of the Standard Oil check that
was sent to the democratic committee
in 1004, and promptly returned.
.wythim; bit protfctiov
This latest exposure, together with
the revelation of the house investigat
ing committees at the last session of
congress, go to show that the pur- J
posa of the protectionists In seeking
a high tariff is anything except "pro- j
tecting the working man," and "main
taining the American standard of liv
ing." They show, on the other hand,
that the corrupt partnership exists
'.or no reason on earth except to make
Car Free Man.
"I never worry
"How can you
keep from it?"
"Oh. my wife
attends to it"
half a dozen acres, and Is densely wood
ed. It stands alone, there being no
other land within several miles o' it.
Its shores are rocky, and the waves
curling up on them even in fair weath
er warn skippers to keep off, while dur
ing storms they send watery plume
high into the air. ?
During the last decade of the nine
teenth century Mark island was nur
cbased by a man living in Portland,
some dozen mUes distant, wbo made
a summer residence of it. In the early
summer he would go there in his yacht,
remain during July and Angnst, and
when the hegira of summer boarders To
the city came around, the 1st of Sep
tember, he would lock, bar and bolt
his house and sail away by the same
Who was the owner of Mark island
the people living on the neighboring
land did not know. Orr's and Bailey's
,' Islands, well stocked with summer cot-
tngers and boarflers, lie to the west
I ward, while Sebasco U not far to the
I eastward. No one at any of these
MARMIAU, HITS IlOOSICVr.l.T
In his speecb at Augusta, Maine,
the other night. Governor Thomas
Marshall of Indiana, the democratic
vice presidential candidate, after
riddling the republican tariff policy,
bad this to say of the third party's
"The progrerstvea eay. "let not the
rople be dismayed.' We have the
man who can make the trusts come
tip and eat out of his hand. And they
firely have. If his record is any in-
SENATOR TOWNS END ;
' REPUBLICAN ORATOR-
work of t!it presfiit ti smoii. "We I consult an entirely different fact dis
lcut. 1 t'.io party ull shot to pieces and associated from the facts here dealt
inured to tho habit of defeat. Behold; with by a period of eight years, for
i'. today, united, defiaa, aggressive, what ever assistance it may give us in
militant and full of hope. We have j arriving at the truth concernimt the
won many victories, but what is bet-. 1104 campaign. This entirely different
tor, we have formed the habit of vic
tory." TheK are encouraging wor'Is from
the great leadt-r of the democratic
party in the house of representatives
rnd they are based on facts and tll
the truth and much of this is due to
the efforts of Champ Clark of Missouri,
. Mateeman and epeaker of house.
Champ Clark is all ribt. As speaker
of tho house, he has been the projier
man in the proper place, and the suc
cess of the democratic party In the
;.rencnt campaign will largely be due
to the work of this emineut patriot
Too much credit cannot be given to
Cbamp Clark, friend of tha people,
friend of Wood row Wilson and Ihe
man who has 'done much and will do
' more to brirg democratic success.
of changing the
plans of the dem
was there a more
tion of the old
adage that when
thieves fall out
just men get their
dues, and now
that the exact
truth about trust
paign funds is
known, it is not
'H J likely that the
Tjjpjt democratic cam-
CLYDE H V iiianagvia
TAVENNER e an PPr'
tunity to point
the lesson involved at every oppor
tunity. In fact, nothing is so cer-1
tain as the fact that the Penrose
third term quarrel will be the subject
of many a democratic orator's ser
mons before the campaign is over.
These democrats will point out that
it is not oi vuai importance tu b.hu . u, m,st manateB richer at the e
whethor Penrose or the third term-1 ,HinsP of the common people. Thes3
er guilty of accepting the Standard rovelations prove conclusively that
Oil trust's money. The important j 0erf3,n rich men beneficiaries of
thing is the fact that this money wns j t-,)e(.ial privilege demand an oppor
accepted and spent. Archbold tcsti-; tuuity to rol) an1 piUI1,jPr their fel
ficd that it was his distinct impres- low Anierif.an8( and that they are wil-
sion tnat me money wan to u-given . lini, t0 pay for tnis priviiege.
Democratic success in November,
hibited the landing pushed her away.
A man on the. boat seized an oar and
was about to bring It down on the oth
er's head when he stepped back and,
draw ing a revolver, threatened to siio..!
the flryt man who attempted to coma
There was a violent protest on the
part of the occupants of the boat
against being turned back in the fog,
possibly to their death. There wero
women aboard, and I hey begged tho
men to leave the inhospitable place and
finally prevailed upon them to do so.
So they drifted away, muttering curses
upon the man who bad refused them a
A deathknell had beeu sounded for
the secret of Mark Islaud. Ilad the
man permitted the landing the party
would not have remained long on the
Island and might not have gone 100
yards from their boat, for the fog
soon lifted, and they got safely back
to their destination with the story of
their Inhuman treatment.
But why hud they been thus treat-
places ever made the acquaintance of i ed? The reply was that something
the owner of Mark island. He neither
visited any other locality nor invited
his neighbors to visit him. Indeed, no
boat was allowed to make a landing
upon his shores. Several persons at
Gathering m Trousseau.
"I wonder why Mabel is going to j
marry Charlie. I thought she didn t
care for him." .
"I don't think she does."
"Then why marry him?"
"I think she is desperate."
"Oh, I see! Afraid she'll be an old
"Oh. no. She's years from that."
"Then what's the matter'"
"It seems to be the only way she can
i Induce her fatber to get her a new
' "I thought you and Edith were going
to be married this year. Jack?"
"1 thought so. too, but I guess not"
"Edith says I must just remember It
is leap year."
"What has that got to do with it?"
"She says do I suppose she wants
people to think that she corralled and j
A Good Job of It,
"Don't you know me. Bill?"
"Who are you?"
"I'm your long lost brother." replied
the shaggy individual. .
"Well, you are still lost. Move on."
on the understanding that the favor
would be returned.
Democrats in congress say that
the democratic campaign managers
w ill ponit out. is the one sure remedy
for these conditions.
if . - '
' -v -liv-kVir i
Chart E. Twnan4.
Senator Charles E. Townsend of
Michigan will be one of the busiest re
publican craters throughout the cam-
ce of results, we may be assured I paign. He has taken an Important part
I'i'at the provender will be not only In the Vermont campaign, and will
r ed l ut nu'rltioua. He will suspend speak in varous parts of the country
ic operation of the criminal laws at'durng September and October. Sena-
ry time lather than endanger the; tor Townsend has supported progres-1 and a statement of the expenditures.
j I.- : , v or a campaign coctriouior w r.o sive measures in
v: : to make money unlawfully. He : consistently championed
!:J i-U Ut tt Harvester and Suelvelt policies.
SEARLE STANDS PAT
"That family is badly addicted
"Yes; even the chimney smokes."
No feelings have steam rollers.
They never do repent.
With them It Is no profit
To hold an argument.
I Mi l.iulmrt- Peptctfrr 1 I with tha u r-L- r.t tVia (tntivantinn " Tha
Attending the county republican ! convention did proceed with its busi-j
committee meeting of McDonough ! ness the republican party entered the j other fellow beats us to it,
county Saturday was Charles J. battle against what seemed over-(
Searle, the republican candidate for j whelming odds and presen'ed their ;
congress in the Fourteenth district, j principles to the voters and won a !
In his talk to the committee, as re-1 great and decisive victory. In 1904 1
ported in the Macomb Journal be said , he attended another republican con- j
he attended the national convention vention and saw the La Follette fol- j
in 1896, when William McKinley was j lowers unseated, and he saw them i
nominated, and he aaw Senator Teller j march out of the convention hall, ;
of Colorado, with his big hand of i heads erect, and with a determination -free
silver followers, get up and j that brought them back again later j
march out of the convention, and it j with victory on their banners. And i
looked like it meant the disruption the same condition confronts thi re- j
of the republican party. He remem-1 publican party today as confronted it
When the joke is on ns it always
sounds b'etter if we tell it than if the
The twentieth century man prefers a
straw hat to a murtyr's crown
Some one always has to gel behind
and pusb. but most of us are willing to
TnEX BSJAM A SHAI1CH OP THE PUEMI3KS.
different times approached with the
view of going ashore, but they were
always warned off.
The denizens of Mark island, so far
ns those who were used to sailing by
it noticed, were two white men and a
colored man who acted ns a servant.
Besides, there was a white woman who
was occasionally seen sitting in iHeafy
bower above a rock ngtiiust which the
waters swished. Sometimes she would
be rending and ns boats sailed by
would look up at those aboard. But
usually she sat Idly gazing upon the
beautiful bay mid the Islands lying
tranquilly upon Its bosom. Yet. wheth
er reading or dreaming, there was al
ways a sad look on her fa - e.
No one could be better situated to
keep a secret than on Mark island for
the reason that there was no liability
to suspicion of having a secret to keep.
The only neighbors nve those passing
In boats. Kach Island In Casco bay Is
a locality of Itself. Within sight of
Orr's and Bailey's islands are n ntimler
of these small oases of the waters, on J landing wn
some of which are one or more bouses, I went up to the house.
was going on at Mark island mat the
perpetrators were unwilling to havo
known. The story aud this supposed,
reason for the party having been re
fused a landing at the point of a pis
tol passed from mouth to mouth. It
was suggested that the desolate lady
was kept there a prisoner. But if this
were so why had she not nsked to bo
taken away by those on some of tho
passing boats? Others thought that
some other person was held there and
the desolate lady was a party to the
outrage: but. though they differed as
to the crime, they all agreed that
Mark Island was used for a criminal
Meanwhile Mark Island remained an
unknown place. All were curious to
know what was going on there, but
it was no one's business to find out,
especially since this could not be done
except at the risk of getting shot.
More boats sailed about it than before,
aud on every boat persons stared at it
wonderingly. All had heard of tho
desolate lady and oxpected to see her
sitting on a rock, bke a mermaid,
combing her hair. But the lady did
not appear. Indeed, no one was to be
seen on the Island. Yet the house was
located in Its center and so surrounded
by trees lis to In? invisible.
Meanwhile the story of Mark island
reached a person who pricked up his
ears the moment he heard It Litter,
when the Portland boat touched tho
landing at Orr's island, be stepped
ashore and put tip at one of the ho
tels. He listened attentively to any
one who wnild talk to hini'ubout the
mystery, but K'id uothlng himself.
The next day several other men arrived
ut Orr's island, each mau bearing a
rlt'e. When asked why they were arm
ed they replied that Hiey were going
on a hurt for moose in the Maine
woods. Since it was about the 1st of
September, not f.ir from the shooting
Keasoii, the story was believed.
One morning the man who had fiiNt
arrived, accompanied by the hunting
party, hired a boat at'd sailed out
through ihe cut separating Orr's and
Bailey's Islands; then they turned their
course to the eastward.
A few miit-s' sail brought them to
Mark island, ami instead of gaping at
it they made straight for the uhore.
I On reaching it the men cocked their
j rllles and Jumped ou the rucks. Their
t 'Opposeii. ana tuey
Thy found it
while others have no inhabitants what
ever. Some are wooded, some barren
rocks. Few persons know to whom
they belong, and no one cares. Some
are occupied by the same persons ytr
after year, some change hands often,
while the barren rocks are always
The only excitant of curiosit y nt Mark
let out the job to uny one wbo likes It i Island was Hie deso'a'.e holy. Had
shut up. barred and bolted. Not even
a dog barked or a cat mewed.
They broke lii the d ors and began
a search of the premises. In the cel
lar they found a complete counterfeit
The leader of the party, a fnited
States government detectite. bad long
been looking for the makers of cer
tain spurious bills that had been (ind-
she been constantly in sight of the j Ing their way into t ircilatlon. A few
bered how the chairman remarked:
"Well, there are still enough of us left
to do business, and we will proceed
in 1S36, and the party must present
its case to the American people, in
the same broad way as it always has.
fact is the primary campaign which
Mr. Roosevelt made this spring and
summer the campaign preliminary to
the Chicago convention which reject
ed him and nominated Taft. Wo
know that George D. Perkins contri
buted to Mr. Roosevelt's prrr:ry
campaign fund and that Mr. Munsey
did also. It has been charged that
this campaign ccst $3,000,000. But
regarding'any details of the financing
of his primary campaign Mr. Roose
velt has been as dumb as an oyster
failing absolutely to publish a list
of the contributors to his fund or a
statement of the expenditures in the
campaign. He has to date ignored
Senator La Follette's challenge to
i make public a list of the contributors
essary, to make public this list? If
he had nothing to conceal, if he had
no supporters whom he was anxious
to keep under cover would he not
meet Senator La Follett's challenge,
thereby clearing his skirts of sus
picion, besides rendering a distinct
service to election purity?"
The answer to these questions Is
too obvious to reqdire statement. Mr.
Roosevelt convicts himself of insin
cerity. Not the interests, not the cor
rupt and corrupting politicians, but
Theodore Roosevelt himself is to
blame for the conviction in the public
mind that he is a fake progressive.
Many people admire the song of the same persons some of them would I (,f these biils had been put out In New
cricket, but the song of the mosquito is doubtless have l.-ceu Kuflieiently curl- j Knglat d. but the bulk of thetn in other
really much livelier. ; ous to make an attempt t diseoverthe ' location. A man of education and re-
i cam-e of her sorrow. But the ynehii ; fnetnent was finally discovered to be
A woman Is apt to tie willing that ; and the other difte-.eiit kinds of boat ! the. nert etrator' and the man w ho had
her husband should have the fun of that sailed by never contained the refused the befogged parly n landing
gambling if she can have the money. j same persons, and the vision they saw
lasted but n. few moments.
Onion are said to enre Insomnia. : For sever I years Mark island was
Probably the victim goes to bleep in occupied b the ntne persons. Ti e
order to escape his own breath.
One of the difficult things in life is ;
making believe that you enjoy a picnic.
Some men are Just as proud of never
taking vacation as others are of
never trimming their whiskers.
When a man is henpecked it is a safe
bet that be is chicken hemed
sat in her bower, and
was prohibited. I'ossl-
was his assistant. The desolate lady
was the former's wife. who. !e!i"vlng
that her husband would some day bo
posed, was simply waiting for that
day. Tl iis-ist.int. wh'le. the princi
pal and hi wife were away from the
Au. 29 in American
New York Water dripping through
a ceiling drowned a 3-month-old baby
in its crib while its parents slept be-
Most of ns prefer cinching
thing to pushing It along.
congress, ana Has , Now if Mr. Roosevelt were the genu-1 side it. The child was William the
the Roose- Ine progressive he professes to be, eon of Edward Barber, 64 South Sixth J
1 would ha not "strain a tendon" If neo- i street. Williamsburg '
Putting It Mildly.
"That man seeina to be proud of
his stupidity." said tbe impetuous per
"1 wouldn't put it that way," re
plied tbe conservative friend. "I'd
merely suggest that when It come
to a thirst for wisdom be' a protUbi
thinly " ISaiUniore AjBecican.
bly the secret attached to it might h.ve l t-,!; nl. h:id very foo'l.hly refue(l thon
been kept forever bad it not been for J who sought refuge n landing,
a mistake of judgment made by one vt
; The northesst Atlantic coast is su&
1 Jci-t to ttyi. One sui.iuier a low, al
1 ni'jst invisiliie Hue appealed on the
horizon frutn Mark is!.-ud. It broadi Ti
ed until It became a bank of fog whieh
spread itself oer the whole buy. We
ail know what a fog is to thos; who
: traverse the waters, both ship out at
I eea and saiail boats near ihe land. It
! happened that a b :;t load of pleasure
I keekers from Bailey's Island were
caught out ia t'-iis fog. For ii they
drifted, not knowing whether tU-y
were toiug out to Bea or toward the
land. The bay Is full of ret fs, and u
one Is fitted far a skipper ou its wa
ters except one who knows every reef.
' 2Je cccu&ania of Ihe befoed boat 1 enrollment frauds,
IfiOO Oliver Wendell Holmes, phyri
clun. poet and auibur. born; die!
1SC2 Beginning or the second Bull
Run battle, near Manassas. Va.;
Confederates met with reverses.
LS77 Brighati) You.s-. the Mo.'iuon
leader, died; born 111.
Detroit Tbe cour.cilmanic graft
cases were postponed until next week.
Jubticc JerfrieB adjournal hid
prand Jury investigation U.10 primary