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THE AltQTJS, SATURDAY, J DUE 27,-1903.
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Saturday, June 27,
The boodle scandals 'in the post-
office department smell nastier every
dav. and dozens of trusted men seem
to bo involved. 'Who knows but what
official Washington is honeycombed
with the vice of malfeasance? A lit
tie democratic housecleaning might
not be n bad thing to take.
The Alton Republican, in discussing
some of the troubles attendant upon
the recent flood, notes: "The commu
ters from Alton to St. Louis are
wrathful because a steamboat does
not travel as fast as a train. That is
nothing. One hundred years ago the
commuter walked to St. Lands and
fought Indians all the way down. Just
sit down, light up and compare a few
There is a family named Fennen liv
ing in the north of England whose
original name was Purvis. Two hun
dred years ago Frank Purvis turned
pirate and was killed fighting on his
shin. The family then decided to re
linquish the name of Purvis and take
that, of Fennen, and ever since tne
eldest son of the family on attaining
his majority signs a pledge that he
will not resume the name of Purvis.
The pledge has been handed down
from father to son and bears some
Senator Knute Nelson of Minnesota
is one of the most accomplished lin
guists of the senate. A Norwegian by
birth, he speaks that language per
fectly. He also speaks Swedish, Dan
ish, German, and, of course, English.
He has a very good understanding of
French. Senator Nelson from the age
of 12 years was brought up in Minne
sota, where a mixed population of
Norwegians, Swedish, Danish and Ger
mans gave him a splendid opportunity
to acquire their languages, and. being
at all times studious, he lost no
chance to add to his knowledge.
Humors are afloat, very likely coin
ed under the stress of the summer
news famine in Washington, that
Postmaster General Payne is on the
verge of physical collapse, and will be
forced to resign, says the Pittsburg
Post! Why not alter the line of imag
ination and send forth the equally
plausible figment that Mr. Roosevelt
intends to remove his derelict minis
ter? It has been almost thirty- years
since Secretary I'elknap resigned
under lire. How would the
promotion of Gen. liristow to
the Payne vacancy suit? Would it
not be in harmony with that forgot
ten doctrine of civil service reform
once espoused by the president? Mr.
Payne's political work is finished, for
his chief is nominated, so they all say,
ami neither he nor C'larkson is fur
Heavy Increase In Railway Travel.
General passenger agents of the big
railroads say that the volume of pas
senger traffic throughout this country
now is so great that a record-breaking
year for this branch of railroad traf
fic is indicated. Within the last five
years some of the railroads have more
than doubled their passenger busi
ness. Up to date this year the principal
increase in the number of passenger
tickets sold by the railroads is for
east and west travel. This is said to
be due largely to the increase in pop
ulation in the eastern states, the con
stant current of immigration west
ward, and the frequency with which
eastern and western people visit each
other. The tourist business also is
A large proportion of the increase
in the through passenger traffic goes
to the Pacific coast lines. Special
excursions to the Yellowstone park,
the grand canon of Arizona, and other
scenic resorts in the far west are be
coming very popular.
By the Utmost Rigor of the Law.
President Roosevelt's declaration,
in connection with the postoffice de
partment scandals, that "there can be
no greater offense against the govern
ment than a breach of trust on the
part of n. public official or the dishon
est management of his office and, of
ciiiime, every effort musit be exerted
to bring Kuch offenders to punishment
by 'he utmost rigor of the law," has
something of the right ring. It is a
trifle belated, coming after the fail
ure of a most obvious movement to
suppress the fact in the case, and
voiced only when any other position
has been rendered untenable, but it
Aiid now, as the St. Louis Republic
says, let us hope that the offenders.
big and little, will soon be brought
to punishment "by the utmost rigor
of the law earnestly administered.
The largest immigration into the
United States .recorded of any year
took place in 1SS2, when the arrivals
numbered 78S,9!)2. Put this figure will
be surpassed the present fiscal year.
Already 75S.2S.1 immigrants have come
in no less than 1:17,514 arriving in
May and there is one more mouth to
hear from. It. is a phenomenal mi
gration of work-people, and still the
American labor market gives no evi
dence of being glutted. Springfield
The coming of the thousands to this
country hardly offers a problem, for
the problem has been solved. We as
similate the arrivals from all nations
It may take years to Americauie the
parent, but the children not only be
come imbued with American ideas.
but develop into good and valuable
THE POST OFFICE SCANDAL.
Bat a Small Part of the Whole Troth
Has as Yet Been Made Public.
The investigation of the rotten sys
tem in the post office department has
developed some more rascals, but there
are much more serious scandals yet to
be unearthed, involving officials of
high degree. It is hardly likely that
the whole truth will be known, for
even if a congressional Investigation
was ordered it would be In tho hands
of the Republicans, who are interested
In suppressing the facts that could be
uncovered. The railway mail service
offers a fine field for exploration, and
if some of the reports are true that
are openly talked of in Washington
the worst scandal by far has not yet
been developed. A Republican admin
istration long continued in power is
bound to become corrupt when the con
trol of vast sums is given into the
bands of the spoilsmen. The star
route frauds would never have been
unearthed if a Democratic congress
had not been elected, and the whole
truth alnjut present conditions will be
concealed until the voters conclude to
give the Democrats the opportunity of
cleaning the Augean stables. Fraud
and corruption are rarely uncovered
by the political friends of those guilty
of the crimes, and the only hope of the
country is a periodical change of ad
ministration to unearth and expose
the sins of commission and omission
of their opponents. The evident Inten
tion of Postmaster General Payne to
belittle and throw obstacles in the way
of a full investigation has been over
come by the honest efforts of Mr. Rrls
tow, but political necessity will have
great weight in helping to suppress the
real facts about the greater culprits.
There are so many congressmen and
senators who are directly or Indirectly
involved that great pressure will be
brought to bear on the most honest
officials to let up for "the good of the
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DAILY. SHORT- STORY
A Man Picked Up at Sea.
The American stealer Euphemla
was approaching Gibraltar, where she
was to touch j previous to proceeding
through the 'Mediterranean sea to
Naples. Captain Price stood on the
bridge straining! his eyes at some ob
ject out on his ifort quarter, then, rais
ing his glass, brought it to bear on the
object in question, t Lowering the glass,
he directed the course of the vessel to
be changed. Ten minutes later u man
In a ship's boat wtis seen frantically
waving to the steamer and the crew
and passengers were soon watching
his lonely craft, farfrom land on the
bosom of an ocean. A whistle Was
blown to 'let him kiiow that he was
seen, after which he ceased waving
and took up a pair of oars to be ready
to pull for the vessel iwhen she bad
"Wonder how he came to be out
here," remarked a passenger.
"Probably shipwrecked," replied his
"But we've had delightful weather.
"You can't count on that. It may
have been blowing! great guns ' near
here. Resides, there are fires and der
elicts and all sorts of dangers besides
Meanwhile the machinery had
stopped and the steamer was. drifting
past the man, a hundred yardsidistaht
lie pulled for her, a rope Iatlder was
thrown over the side and the man
climbed aboard. The captain stood at
the gangway waiting for him.
. "Captain," said the man, "I want a
few minutes' private conversation
"1 see no reason why what you may
have to say should not be heard by
every one here. Speak out."
"What I have to say is of very great
importance. It concerns the safety, of
The captain turned and led the way
to his cabin. As stnm as they were
there he shut the door and directed the
mau to speak out. lie had no occasion
to urge speed, for the man at once be
gan to talk in a hurried, .excited man
ner. "Captain. I am happy to see this
steamer afloat. You have an infernal
machine aboard. Get it out at once
and get rid of it. Then I will tell you
how I came to know about it and how
I came to be here. There's no time to
be lost. How long have you been out?"
"The thing is set for seven days and
six hours. Hurry!"
"What is It? Where Is it?"
"Among the baggage of John Rams
den, a box about two feet long, a foot
high and a foot broad."
Without a word the captain went
with the stranger to the hold, where the
box was found. The captain called a
man sitting on a coil of rope and or
dered him to throw the lox overloard.
"One moment, captain, said the pick
np. "This looks like a straight ca9e,
but we're not dead sure. To avoid any
possible mistake and the destruction of
real baggage I suggest that we lower
the thing into my boat and let-it drift
200 or 300 feet astern."
"Go ahead and do It," said the cap
The man seized the box, carried it
gingerly to the deck, tied a rope about
it and lowered it into hfs boat that was
tethered to the vessel's side. Then he
permitted the boat to drift astern to a
"There." he said to the captain. , "If
It goes off it won't hurt any one. And
now, captain, I will explain. I have a
brother In New York who belongs to n
gang of anarchists. They have deter
mined to destroy every large steamer
sailing from that city. My brother
knew of this attempt and wrote me
about it by a previous steamer. As
soon as I received his letter I deter
mined that there was a chance of my
saving you. I went to Gibraltar, took
a boat and pulled out here to meet
"Why didn't you inform the police
and have them come out In a steam
er?" "My brother, captain, how could I
bring my own brother to the gallows?"
"But this anarchist why blow him
self up? He might have shipped his
machine and stayed ashore."
"Are you sure he is aboard?"
The captain at once sent to the purs
er to know if John Ramsden was
aboard and learned that his name was
on the passenger list, but that his
room had not been occupied. This was
strong confirmation of the man's story,
and the captain grasped him by the
band and asked him what. he. could do
to show his appreciation of his brave
and hazardous effort.
"Save me from testifying . against
my brother. Do not inform the police
of this matter when you arrive."
"I couldn't do that," replied the cap
tain. "I'd be accessory to a crime."
The next morning when the Euphe
mla was putting Into- the strait of Gi
braltar the picked up man was miss
ing. Ills boat and the infernal ma
chine were also missing. A police
boat met the steamer, and an officer
came aboard to arrest John Ramsden,
who was supposed to have in his pos
session $100,000 in stolen bonds.
"Umph!" said the officer in great dis
appointment. "This Is the neatest Job
I ever heard of. The pick up learned
that we had been cabled to make the
arrest and came out to warn his pal.
They're gone together with the plun
der." The police boat put on all steam and
hurried to the nearest point on the
coast, hoping to intercept the fugitives,
but got no trace of them. The captain
of the Euphemla has since been very
heartless about picking up strangers
at sea. ROGER T. BERKELEY.
Weary Yessir, dere ain't nbiiody can
appreciate a fine dorg more'n me
Wraggs Dat so?
Weary Yep; specially when he's on
ae right side of de fence. New York
Lore of Nature.
The Boarder By Jove, I think sun
Bet is the prettiest sight In the land!
The Hired Man So do I, podner.
Thet's ther reg'lar time fer to quit
worklu', by hen! Chicago News.
Ills Point of View.
Mrs. Peck Here's an account of a
rnan who had throe wives, Henry.
Now, what do you suppose they'll do
Mr. Peck Try him for lunacy,
m'dear, I should think. Cleveland
Mrs. Carrot Willie resembles LTis'fa
ther, does he not?
Mrs. Cabbage Oh. yes, every one
lays he has a head like bis pa's. Fbll
"Haven't I seen you somewhere bo-
fore, my boy?"
"Shouldn't wonder, lady. I circulates
around in all kinds of society." New
Figure of Speech.
The Dude Your dog is trying to bite
me. You must not allow him to run at
Bad Boy Why, you don't call your-
elf large, do yer, boss? Chicag
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NEWS IN OUTLINE
Florence Cassin. 15 yearf old. Is miss
ing from ln-r home, the ISristol hotel.
On the reballoting in 1S1 districts,
the Socialists in Ceinmny gained twenty-live
scats in the reichstag, making
a total representation of eighty-one.
Feudists battling with pistcls near
Kaieigh. N. C. stopped by mutual con
sent to let a picnic party pass.
The czar has pardoned seventy-nine
r inlanders who evaded military serv
ice in and have thousht betier
The streetcar situation at Richmond,
Va., is quiet with the cars r inning un
der military, protection.
Elsie Ituehler, 21 years old, of Chi
cago, threw hcrstlf in front of an Erie
train at Jamestown, N. Y., and was
All is quiet at Wilmington, Del., and
the saloois were closed duiing the
Police raided a revolutionary head
quartets at. Kostcndil. P.ulgaiia. when
concealed dynamite was exploded and
six men killed.
At Yale one man spent but $.".V dur
ing his whole cause, while another
blew in .2."..K!0.
King Edward has invited the visit
ing I'liitcd Statesan ritle team to at
trnd the military review at Aldcrshot
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