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The statement is often made that no
BjjSv man ever declined a nomination for
President. A convention of the Abo$m
Htionist iiarty was held in New York
- City in November, 1S47, and nomi
nated John P. Hale, of New Hampi.
shire, for President, and Deichester
{??' Kins, of Ohio, for Vice-President. 3Ir.
'J' Hale declined the nomination and the
0- ticket was abandoned. In 1S52 the
Free Soi! Democratic party held a I
f ' " national convention in Pittsburg and
-nominated Hale for President. He acIV
e cepted, and at the election received
plv",' 156.19& votes in twenty States. '
H Party nominations for Vice Presij
dent have been declined a number
of times. In the Democratic natiouSsVt:.:
. i;, .,r 1SJ.1 Silns \v rill tit. Ill
|[?/.; 'New York. was nominated for Vic-President
on the first bailor, receiving
T- - 23G of the 20G votes. He declined to
V accept, and George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania,
was nominated on the ticket
with James K. Polk. The Democratic
5; ' ticket was successful in the election,
p The nomination for second place on
; a national ticket by ihird parties has
been several times declined.
agsii z "V' V ,
Tuesday, after the first Monday in
v November was fixed as the date for
the election or appointment of presidential
electors by act of Congress in
1 1845, and the law took effect for the
first time in 1S4S. Prior to that time
each State fixed its own date for the
election of electors. The framers of
the constitution did not contemplate
the selection of. Presidential electors
by popular vote. In the early part
of the last century many States chose
electors by the Legislatures. South
Carolina continued that practice until
: Edwin D. Morgan, of New York,
was chairman of the first Republican
national committee. He managed the
Fremont campaign of IS5C and the
Lincoln campaign of iS6b. He was
gj: succeeded in 1864 by Marcus JL. Ward.
J. of New Jersey.- The Democratic party
V; d'd n?t organize a national committee
until 1856. David A. Smalley, of Verfe;
mont, was the first chairman. August
Belmont, of New York, was chairman
i/ of the Democratic national committee
|p in 1SG0, 1SC4 and 1SCS. In 1872 Edwin
tit ,D. Morgan, of New York, served a
third term as chairman of the Repubican
national committee. He was succeeded
in 1S7C by Zach Chandler, of
; , Michigan. In the same year Abrani
,vS. Hewitt, of New York, became chairman
of the Democratic committee.
ste .
S? In the election of 1SG0 Stephen A.
Douglas, one of the Democratic candidates
for President, received l.ilTS.157
votes in the popular election, hilt
carried only two States?Missouri and
New Jersey. The popular vote for
Lincoln in the same election was only
1.S66.352, but he carried seventeen
States. John C. Breckinridge, the Independent
Democratic candidate tor
President, received only S47.514 popuj
lar votes, but he carried eleven
J . States and had seventy-two electoral
votes. The electors of New Jersey, a
State carried .by Douglas, divided and
k - four of them voted for Lincoln. Douglas,
with the second highest popular
>t' vote, received only twelve votes in the
electoral college. In the same election
John Bell, the Constitutional
Union candidate, did not receive a
; . majority of the popular vote m any
g. \ State, om ne nan a inuiam.. ... .... v.States
and thereby obtained thirtysj
nine electoral votes?twelve from Ken
tucky, twelve from Tennessee, and
fifteen from Virginia. The electoral
vote for Lincoln was ISO, a majority
over all.
4/ .
; Martin Van Buren was elected Pres'
r. ident in 1S86 as a Democrat, was defeated
in 1S49, and in 1S4S wasrthe
candidate for the Free Soil party. In
| the latter election he polled 291,203
votes, of which 120.510 were cast in
j?, New York State. He did not carry a
State, and received no votes in the
u, electoral college. In 1S5U Millard
B? Fillmore, as a candidate of the Know
K Nothing party for President, received
f: 874,534 votes out of a total of 41.053,967,
and carried one State. Maryland.
. , receiving eight electoral votes. In the
Democratic national convention ot
; 1S5C ten candidates for the nomination
for Vice-President were balloted
for, and all were from Southern or
border States. John C. Breckinridge,
of Kentucky, was nominated on the
:- second ballot.
fi"; James K. Polk was the only man
w who had been Speaker of the House
itfidij. of Representatives who was elected
it,"" President. In the national convention
pi-".. of 1844 Martin Van Buren was the
&- leading car.di'ate for the nomination
5: . for President. The convention
|||s? -wrangled for a day and a half over
|pc"the rnles proposed, and finally adopted
two-thirds rule for nominations.
rone name of Polk was not mentioned
BB^Ht:'.';the convention until the eighth
Hg^&frllot, when he received forty-four
;'7_. On the next ballot he received
CTy^S^^58ae||ithe entire vote of the con
! vention. That was the last time that
! a Democratic national convention had
attempted to repeat the two thirds
I rule, which was adopted at the first
| convention held In 1S':2.
j The Democratic national convention
of 1S52 was in session for six days and.
j forty-nine ballots were taken on the
| nomination of a candidate for Presi|
dent. Frank]in Pierce did not receive
i a vote until the fortieth ballot, when
S twenty nine' were cast for him. On
| ihe forty-ninth ballot he was unanij
rnousiy nominated.
The Populist and Roosevelt.
Some of the Democrats are bogin|
ning to be exercise:! over the suspicion
tha.t the Populist s . in 1 9<j! will
si!)jport Roosevelt instead of the Democratic
candidate. They are painting
to the circumstance that a familiar
figure ai. the "Vvuite JTou.se these days
is Marian Pinler, of North Carolina,
a .fomcr Senator from that Stare, and
for a long; time at the head of the Populist.
National committee, a position
which lie still holds. It is said that
Duller is an ardent admirer of Roosevelt.
lie has been talking so strongly
in favor of the President that, some
of his old allies of the Democratic
party say he will support Roosevelt
this year.
There is a possibility that butler
will be the Republican line in 1904.
hots of old-time Populists will vote
the Republican ticket this year. So
will lots of old-timtf Democrats. The
Republican standard bearer of 1904
will draw heavily on the other parties
for support. Throughout the West
there is a general disintegration of
party forces when Roosevelt is the issue.
All political shades of votes are
in favor of him. He will carry the
West by a majority which will look
very imposing ^ in figures. He will
also carry every State in the East
which has been casting Republican
ballots in the electorial college in recent
Presidential years.
The Democrats regret the loss of
rheir Populist allies of 1S9G and 19U0,
but the drift among the Populists
is away from the Democrats now.
Many men who supported and shouted
for Bryan in the two latest Presidential
canvasses will be in the Roosevelt
line in 1004. These are days
when party ties in the West, among
all the people except the Republicans,
sit very l?gh.,y. in every State north
of the Ohio the Republican vote in
| 1904 will touch very high figures.
This will be true, too, in all the normally
Republican States west of the
Mississippi. Some of the trans-Mississippi
States which have usually
been Democratic are likely to be cither
doubtful or Republican this year.
Nevada, which has been going Democratic
recently, will be Republican in
1904. So will Colorado. Idaho and
Montana. This is going to be a grand
year for the Republican party and for
the great American nation.
Brother Dickey's Philosophy.
We got ter have somebody ter blame
fer our troubles. Adam said Eve wuz
'sponsible fer his. en Eve tol' de devil
he wuz no gentleman.
Climbin' up mil is lots er trouble en
wexation er sperrits. Roll in' down is
de easies' thing in de worl\ but it
don't look respectable.
Dey don't preach much hell dese
cla."*s?de gin-rul opinion bein' rtat
dar's too much er it layin* roun' loose
Dor's a song: 'bout makin* de gospel
fly. but lots er folks git in tie flyin'
business devse'f %v'en (ley sees de gospel
Y'en a man feels good en happy I
likes ter hear h?m holler "Hallelujah!"
Ka/.e happiness is ketchin', en somebody's
sho' tor cry "Amen!"?Atlanta
His Estimate.
e "You used to tel! me I was birdlike,"
complains the fond wife.
The brutal husband continues to
| bury his nose in the paper.
"You used to Tell me I was bird|
like," repeats the fond wife, "but now
i you never acr as if you thought so."
I "You're still birdliUe," growls the
j brutal husband.
i "One wouldn't think you thought so,
j to judge by"
"Isn't, a parrot a bird?"
From the Spanish,
j During the review of his soldiers
j the commanding officer, observing that
1 he could riot see the shirt of one of
the soldiers, approached him, unbut
j to lieu his coat and discovered thai
! he wore none.
j "I-j'jw is this, you dirty fellow," he
j exclaimed; "where's your shirt?"
"Ah, captain." replied the soldier,
"I sold it to buy some soap."
"When I married you," sneered the
aristocratic husband,^"your father was
in trade."
"True/' replied the wife, with a
sigh long drawn out, "and I was badly
sold."?Chicago News.
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Thcvc Srt tellltoi Are So Sameron?
Tli.it, I'?r I-'rora Counting? Tliem,
| Wo Cannot Even See Them Separately?One
of N'atnrc'x .Marvels.
The next to tlie largest world In our
j solar system possesses billions of moons.
There can be no doubt that the number
is literally billions. They are so numerous
that, far from counting: them.
u*e cannot even see them, separately.
They are so crowded and at the same
i time so far away from us that their
! ligrlit is inextricably intermingled, and
i tlie vast multitude looks, even in n
; powerful telescope, like a frosted sur!
face of silver.
j These innumerable moons are collectively
designated in astronomical text
j books as Saturn's rlrjgs. Iiut the word
j "rings" is misleading, as is the api
pea ranee of the objects to which the
i word Is applied. Tliey are not solid,
j connected rings, although they look so.
j They are little moons, arranged in
! concrete circles. Individually tliey
* ?
i uiny oe no larger imaa ujcuuis.
i there Is. no particular size that a monn
! must have before it is en titled to be
: called a 1110021. It is only necessary
that it shall revolve regularly as a
satellite around its master planet.
Our moon is comparatively a large
body, largo enough for a respectable
planet ir" it were independent of the
earth. Jupiter, and Saturn, too. for
that matter, has moons still largei
than ours. Mars, on the other hand,
has only two very small moons. Sc
size is 110 criterion of "moonship.
The larger uioons of Saturn revolve
around it at a greater distance tliuD
that of the rings. The latter are relatively
close to the planet, and in that
fact we have a clew to their originthat
is to say, their nearness to th?
planet explains why they are so sinaii
and so numerous. It can be proved
that our big moon would be broken in
to numberless fragments if it revolved
within about 11,000 miles of the earth's
surface. Then we, too. should have
rings of little moons about us in place
of the single large moon that travels
alone its monthly round.
I11 Saturn's crowd of moons things
happen that are characteristic of nli
crowds. They pull and haul one an
other, though perhaps always keeping
at arm's length. They vacillate and
lurch and waver to and fro. They collect
into jams, though probably without
much actual touching or clashing
together, and the crowd grows thinner
in some places, while thicker in others.
Great waves of commotion run through
this vast moon horde as through a flock
of hurrying sheep.
And yet.'upon the whole, they are an
orderly assemblage. They never pause
In their onward movement along their
fixed path about Saturn. The vagaries
of individuals do not affect the general
forward movement any more than the
dropping out and in of stragglers or the |
staggering- of unsteady marchers stays
the advance of an army. It is the
steady, onward sweep of a great company
governed by n single compelling
principle of action. Iii many respects
it is the strangest tiling in the whole
visible universe. Nobody would ever
have dreamed of the existence of such
a thing if telescopes had not revealed ir
Narrow, empty spaces divide this curious
host into three or four separate ;
Inasmuch as these billions of littb.
bodies are not separately visible from j
the earth, the question may naturally
be asked: "How do you know that tlie\
exist? How can you tell that the rings
of Saturn are not solid?"
There are two ways in which \vc
know and can tell. In the first place, the
law of gravitation assures us that solid
rings could not exist in such a situa
tion. I have mentioned before what
would happen to the earth's moon if it
came near enough to our globe to feel
the effects of the gigantic tidal forces
to which a close approach would subject
it. Mathematical calculation has
proved that Saturn's rings could not
even be liquid bodies without being
broken up into numberless separate
In the second place, tbe spectroscope
lias S110WI1 IIiaL tut; riliys ua\i:i .uuuuvi
Saturn witli a speed that gradually increases
from their outer to their inner
edges. How the spectroscope is able
to give us this information is one of the
most surprising stories in astronomy,
but it would take too much space to
tell it now. All that we need to say
here is that the spectroscope shows unmistakably
that the rings of Saturn
move in sucli a way as only a multitude
of separate, independent bodies. ;
traveling side by side in the same direction,
could move. The nearer they
are to Saturn the faster they go. and
accordingly If one could stand on the
surface of Saturn and look up at tlacircles
of moons over his head he would
pee the nearer ones racing past their
j next outer neighbors and those in turn j
| outstripping their more distant com 1
oanions, and so on to the outermost lim- j
j its of the wonderful system.
Truly, the heavens are more full o?
j novelties than the brain of a dreamer. J
?Garrett P. Serviss in Detroit Free
Gon.slp nntl Work Cornt>inc<l.
' Tt-. ruiilinnines the natives do
i their own washing in a way peculiar
i to the country. Once a week the wo- j
men gather at the riversides with the J
week's wash, and while they pound
die clothes with a flat wooden club on |
a stone they discuss every question or'
the day, from politics to village gossip, j
This is one of the events of the week
that lighten the labors of the Filipino
housewife, wherein she combines prof- I
{table work with pleasure. Unlike the
women of most ot her countries, the one j
subject they do not discuss is dress.
Head the WestJ Virginian. It has
the latest news. )
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Author cf -The C.~.r.'nt Pezzer cf Yes- j
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He is famous throughout Europe ami j
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the most, advanced scientific men of
the capital."?Washington,D.C.Times,
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