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THE AReUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1903
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Thursday, August 20. 1903.
-Cannon wants it distinctly under
stood that politically he is no toy,
even if he does play with the currency
and tariff problems.
The Cirand Army is in. evidence on
the Pacific slope this week 20,001)
strong. The veterans are still a
mighty host in this country. In the
language of Hip "May they live long
Says State's- Attorney Deneen, of
Chicago, to States Attorney Folk, of
St. Louis: "There, is plenty of good tim
ber for governor to be found in any
well regulated prosecutor's office. To
which Folk replies int a stage whis
per, "Aj c. aye, sir."
That Fall Session of Congress.
Interesting but conflicting reports
are coming froni Oyster Bay regard
ing the extraordinary session of con
gress and financial legislation. From
the "high authorities" quoted it is
evident that the president himself is
at sea in his efforts to serve all in
terests. Bound- by what he regards as
a pledge to urge the consideration of
the Ciiban treaty, legislation in ad
vance of the financial measure now
being prepared by Senator Aldrich
and his fellow members of the sul
eommittee of the senate committee
on finance, the president is being sub
jected to such- strong pressure from
the capitalistic classes in the east
that he ha been comjwlletl to con
sider the advisability of calling con
gress in extra session even earlier
than had been anticipated, Nov. 0.
That the president has seriously con
templated such a move is proven by
an interview Senator Aldrich gave to
the presR in which he refers to the
likelihood that, congress "vriy she call
ed to com ere in October.
No sooner was the possibility of
such an early sess-ion learned in Wash
ington than it was met with protests
of the practical politicians who say
that they will be fully occupied with
the various state elections in October
and that no member of congress can
be spared to attend to national affairs
until the November elections are dis
posed of. Attention is. called to the
precarious situation in Ohio, where
the democrats give promise as acting
as one man to defeat Senator llanna
by electing a legislature hostile to
him. Th' secretary of agriculture has
even promised to go to Ohio and take
the stump to save the day for the
Ohio leader and it is appreciated that
the most energetic measures must be
taken to recoup the political. fortunes
of the patron of Perry Heath, August
W. Mechen, "Cliff" Long and other
members of the Ohio gang.
The situation in Rhode Island is
also most alarming to the republicans.
The democrats in, that state have
made unprecedented gains and bid
fair to control the legislature and all
other important offices. If they are
successful this fall it- will entirely dis
rupt the republican machine and there
will be every chance that the legisla
ture elected a year later will defeat
Senator Aldrich, who comes up for re
election then, and will send a demo
crat to the senate. In the face of this
alarming state of affairs the republi
cans feel that they must put forth
everj- effort to save the state ami ulti
mately save the leader of the republi
can party in the senate.
There is also an important contest
on in West Yirgina, where the re
publicans are badly divided, many
members of the party having deter
mined that, they will no longer be rep
resented by Senator Scott, whom they
appreciate is bound hand and1 foot to
the great coal, iron and railway in
terests of the state. Under these con
ditions the; regular members of the
party are being urged to enter the
state and exert their best efforts to
save Scott from defeat. These are
but a few of the problems which con
front the republican leaders and
which would be seriously aggravated
if Mr. Roosevelt were to call congress
in session in advance of the elections.
American Street Improvement.
There seems to be considerably less
talk of a favorable nature about Eu
ropean street car systems than there
was a few years ago in the United
States. In this part of the country a
few years ago it was the fashion to
decry American street railways and
compare them unfavorably with Euro
pean systems. Times have changed.
Terhnps the reason therefore was giv
en bv Herbert II. Vreeland, president
of the lnterurban Street Railway
company, of New York, who
has just returned from a
few days tour, which embraced
part of Holland, Brussels and Paris.
He was asked what he thought of
street railway transportation in Eu
rope. He said:
"I really haven't seem much of it,
for most of my getting about since
I have been over here has been done
in cabs. Yes, I did ride on the Metro
politan in Paris. What do I think of
it? Well, I am afraid if we tried to
maintain a similar service in America
people wouldn't stand for it at all."
and Mr. Yreeland's gesture was even
more emphatic th'in his words.
"Light passenger cars are all right,"
he. continued, "for slow' and steady
traveling, but when you are making
speed they are a bit. uncomfortable.
Coining f rom Paris to Boulogne on the
express the other day as we. did with
a forward .motion of miles an hour,
a sideward motion of ten and an up-and-down
gait of 20, I tell you it kept
one guessing where one was.
"I tried the Central of London the
tube this morning and found it ex
cellent, all except thei air. Riding a
long distance to Jsheepshead Bay no
Shepherd's BusK, I mean with every
thing smelling or carbolic, acid, makes
you keep longing cont innaUy f or just
one deep breath of fresh' a hv 1 took
the double-decker "ear at Shepherd's
Brush, and I like them, but they
wouldt not do for New York they
might do for the suburbs. "
"You know they have been tried in
Pittsburg. New York and Boston
ami found impracticable things. Traf
fic has to move quietly with us. We
can load and unload our cars in much
less time. Fancy a 200-pound woman
getting up in the middle upjier story
in one of these double-deckers on
Broadway when it is under ten sec
onds headway. Talk about tying up
traffic! We take a passenger from
South Ferry to Fort George for a 5
cent fare. Here for the same dis
tance, it would be on a calculation of
about a 22-cent fare.
"The fact is so far as street trans
portation is concerned we have ac
complished what they are only talk
ing about over here."
It. will at least oe admitted that
there has been vast improvements in
the street car systems of America in
the past few years and there will be
more improvement in the next few
Roosrvrlt Wall Street Favorite.
"This Is the ape of the men who do
thlnps. They are our lenders and
heroes. Wo adore achievement. We
worship success. The 'strenuous life'
has become our Ideal, and the president
of the United States, whom we nil ad
mire. Is the exemplur of that life."
The nlove quotation from the Wall
Street Journal, Aug. 4, 1903, indicates
the real Wall street opinion of the
man who is being paraded In Repub
lican papers as a trust buster and an
unrelenting enemy of Wall street, with
its watered trust and monopoly stocks.
The trust promoters understand per
haps better than the public the mean
ing of the president's trust fighting at
titude. They know that Ik; has really
done nothing to greatly Injure the
trusts and has at the critical moment
always favored trusts and great corporations.
Can't Elide Them All.
Whitewashing the O. O. P. for 1904.
The Death I'enalty.
A little thing sometimes results in
death. Thus a mere scratch, insignifi
cant cuts or puny boils have paid the
death penalty. It is wise to have
Bucklin's Arnica Salve ever handy.
It's the best salve on earth and will
prevent fatality when burns, sores,
ulcers and piles threaten. Only 25
cents at Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug
Save the Children.
Ninety-nine out of every 100 dis
eases that children have are due to
disorders of the stomach, and these
disorders are all caused by indiges
tion. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is just
as good for children as it is for adults.
Children thrive on it. It keeps their
little stomachs sweet and encourages
their growth and development. Mrs
Henry Carter, 705 Central street,
Nashville, Tenn., says: "My little boy
is no 3 years old and has been suf
fering from indigestion ever since he
was born. I have had the best doc
tors in Nashville, but failed to do him
any good. After using one bottle of
Kodol he is a well baby. I recommend
it to all sufferers." Kodol digests
what you eat and makes the stomach
Sold by Harper House pharmacy;
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Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
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Accidents come with distressing fre
quency on the farm. Cuts, bruises,
stings, sprains. Dr. Thomas' Eclec
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Never safe without it.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Sailor's Find.
(Copyright. 1903. by C. B. Lewis. J
We were well to the south of the
Chagos islands, iu the Indian ocean,
when we picked up a man afloat on a
raft. He was not only a white man,
but u sailor, and his rudely construct
ed craft had n cargo. Securely lashed
to the plauks and tlmliers were four
large elephant tusks and an earthen
Jar, together with two other jars con
taining food and water.
The name of the rescued sailor was
William Scott. He was second mate
of a Ceylon schooner called the Hap
py Day. Three months before we
found him the schooner was wrecked
on an Island.
Of the crew of right men Scott
alone escaped. lie believed this island
to be one of the easternmost of the
Chagos. It was, he said, about a mile
In circumference, jrocky and barren, but
having plenty of fresh water on it.
Scott lived on the barren rock for
fourteen long weeks without once
sighting a sail, and but for his own
strenuous efforts the time might have
been indefinitely prolonged. One day
a lot of wreckage from some unfortu
nate native craft drove ashore, and he
secured planks and timbers and set
about building a raft.
He had made up his mind to go to
sea and take the chances of being
picked up. His raft had been com
pleted and he was collecting shellfish
for food when he found the mouth of
a cave under a bluff. It turned out to
be n wonderful discovery. In the cave,
which ran back for a considerable dis
tance, he found over 200 elephant
tnsks and five Jars of gold dust. On
leaving the island on his raft he
brought away four of the tusks and
one of the jars, and there they were
for all of us to see.
Had the raft been without cargo the
man's story would have been laughed
at and ridiculed. lie said he had
found a great fortune in gold and
ivory. He had proofs of it with him.
It made no difference that he could not
exactly locate the island or that none
such os he described was on the chart.'
He could only have come to us from an
island not so far away.
Our Scotch captain was Incredulous,
and yet he had to believe. He thought
the matter over and then made the
castaway a proposition. The sailor
knew the value of what he had se
cured; knew that he was well fixed for
the rest of his days, and, having
knocked alout on the raft a w-eek be
fore we rescued hinj, he was not at all
anxious about what he had left behind
in the cave. The captain was, how
ever, and so was every man of the
The proposition was that Scott
should do his lest to pilot us to the
island and take another Jar of gold
dust for his full share. The rest of the
treasure would fall to the brig for de
viating from her voyage and landing
him in some civilized country.
It was a hard bargain our captain
wished to drive, and the castaway
would never have consented had he
not been told the crew would come in
for a fair share of the loot.
We were then 200 miles to the south
of the Chagos, and, as the wind was
from the north, we had to beat back.
This was slow work, and we had not
yet made half the distance when we
got a gale from the west which sent
us driving away toward the Japanese
coast, and It was sixteen days liefore
we reached the islands.
The Chagos" archipelago consists of
a score of islands, banks and reefs.
While Scott believed that his Island
was the easternmost of all be could not
be sure about it, and we had to ex
amine each and every one as we came
to it. Running between them and
around them was slow work and we
had to feel our way, and thiu it was
six or seven days before we reached
We found no such Island as described
by the castaway, and in our disappoint
ment and chagrin were inclined to be
lieve him a liar who was working out
some scheme. He retaliated by point
ing to his treasure.
At the close of the fourth day of sail
ing back and forth across a sea of
which the chart showed no land for
hundreds of miles In any direction but
the west, we sighted an Island which
Scott identified as soon as it could be
seen from the deck.
As we came up to it we ran into a
small but deep harbor and anchored
for the night within a cable's length of
the beach. Had the night not been so
dark the captain would have had a
boat down, but as it was he did not
dare chance it. Such was the excite
ment aboard that no man slept for an
hour, and as soon as daylight had come
and the men had a bite to eat we -set
off to secure the treasure.
We soon found the opening of the
bay and rowed toward It. tv-ott had
been on the island for over a year, and
the hut lie occupied and the flagstaff
he erected were in plain sight. At the
end of the bay we came to the cave,
and, leaping out of the boat, the cap
tain was the first to enter.
A moment later he reappeared, and
for the next quarter of an hour he
cursed as I have never heard a seaman
before or slucc. The cave had been
One broken tusk had been left behind
nd there was jierhnps an ounce of
o!d dust lying on the spot where Scott
had emptied the jars. That was proof
enough that he had told a straight
When we landed and went up to the
hut we soon solved the problem. Some
whaler had touched there for food and
water. For wood they had used all the
wreck stuff lying around and had also
partially pulled the hut to pieces. They
had filled their casks at the spring, and
we could still see the marks where
they had been rolled down hill to the
boats. . ...... . M. QUAD.
"Why uon't you work for a'liviug?"
"Work? My dear sir, I was once
worth several millions; but. consider
ing it a sin to die rich. I gave it all
away, and then I didn't die as soon as
I expected to. and now I am unablu to
work." Chicago American.
"No, George, I can never bo your
"What! You're not going to throw
me down way up here, are you?"
New York Evening Journal.
or Xo Account.
Doctor Tell your mamma I have
leen so busy that I was unable to call
Little Girl Oh, mamma Just sent me
to tell you she began to get better just
os soon as you stopped calling, and
she's all right now! New York Times.
Ami lie Had to Go.
Tercy Aw er Miss Cutter, there is
something I've been trying for three
hours to say to you. Cawn't you aw
er guess what it is?
Miss Cutter oh! Do you mean "good
night?" Strange! I've been thinking of
A Oootl Al
mere! Stop that!"
"What for? Ain't you the man what
said every boy should have some aim
in life?" Chicago American.
The Man In Lore.
"Do you know, sweetheart, before I
met yo I thought life was not worth
Now I'm so glad I'm alive that I
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IMMENSE TOBACCO PURCHASE.
Forty-Eight Thouanl Iollart Paid
for a Fancy Ixit of Tobacco.
The biggest purchase of high grade
tobacco ever made in Lue West by a
cigar manufacturer was made last
Wednesday by Frank 1 . Lewis, 1'eorla
111., for his celebrated Single Binder
cigar. A written guarantee was given
that the entire amount was to be fancy
selected tobacco. This, no doubt,
makes the Lewis factory the largest
holder iu the United tStates of tobacc
of so high a grading. Herald -Traru
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