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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1. 1904.
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Wednesday, June 1, 1904.
The charge that Lowdcn had picked
the lock during the recess s-em:; to
have been without foundation.
Exchange: Can it he possible that
the Ilitt rice presidential boon h al
ready on the wane? If H uai so soon
to he done for. pray what was it ever
Georgia should pass law prohib
iting lynching on the Sabbath. The
member, of a mob that lynched a
negro oa Sunday morning wen- all
late to church.
If a democratic administration were
eonducting the country's business
down at Washington what terrible
calamity howling there would be
boul Ihe extraordinary amount of
gold that i going to Europe! We
mean, of course, from the republican
Apostle Smoot must have read with
concerned interest the storv of a Des
Moines man's funeral, wherein it was
stateil that the deceased was followed
to the tomb and must sincerely mourn
ed In three widows. Mr. Smoot is not
likely to go tin- Des Moines man more
than two better.
An exchange, and a republican one
at that, says that "there will be a
change of governors in Illinois next
tear. This is the general opinion of
all familiar with political conditions
in this state and there Is abundant
reason for the opinion." Even the re
publican press acknowledge that Illi
nois needs a democratic governor.
"I hate to sentence a man to tin'
penitentiary," said Judge Wolford, ol
Kansas City, as he frowned upon the
prisi ncr at the bar. "Not half so
much aa I hate to go," replied the un
fortunate man. who had been stealing
hops. Then the Judge could not help
smiling, and the sentence was not half
as long as he hail intended to make it.
Is It for Political Purposes'.'
Both Joba II. Mercs and his son,
Charles Pierce, have resigned from
their official positions with the Ko
wanee Tube work- and the tube trust.
It was this trust connection which
was used as the only objection to
Pierce as : candidate for governor on
the republican ticket. In other re
spects he was considered a fairly
The ant I-Yates element in this sec
tion contributed very much toward
making Pierce a figure of state impor
tance. It was with their effort that
Pierce was placed on the state cen
tral committee, as well is brought
forward as available timber for the
gubernatorial nomination, and there
fore they would he glad to sec him
nominated for governor.
The Cost ot a Campaign.
Those who deplore the lavish use of
money in American politics may de
rive some comfort from the fact that
a huge share of this expenditure is
legitimate. When we read that cam
paign funds amounting to millions
are raised our first thought is likely
to be that this means the corruption
of voters to that extent, but that idea
It can not be denied that the un
lawful use of money in politics is de
plorably common, but it is just as true
that millions are expended in ways
that are perfectly legitimate. The
"literature" sent out by either of the
great parties is prepared and distribu
ted at great cost. Speakers cannot
Ik- expected to travel over the coun
try entirely at their own expense.
The mod loyal and devoted of them
are entitled to some allowance for
time sacrificed and hotel expenses
Hands, halls, clerical help and a thous
and and one necessary items must be
paid for. and they arc legitimate
Leaving out of consideration the cx-pen-cs
that must be met by commit
tees, national. state ami congressional,
the people themselves pay out a good
deal of extra money for the pleasure
of witne: ing the panic. It has been
estimated that a national convention
involves an ajrprejrate exiendit ore of
nearly $UO.OOu a day.
The Washington Star jjives the fol
lowing estimate: RVrpcassi of the
convention proper, paid by the city in
which it is held, from SBsVMQ to $7.".
OOO; f;m- for delegates and visitors.
JK.ti.oOO; hotel bills of visitors, $732.
(XXI; cost of reporting the proceed
ings for the various press wis
tions and for individual new -papers.
$ia0,0O0. This gives an aggregate ol
$1.10.1.000 for a convention of three
After all. is it not money well ex
pended? In a republic the people can
not know too much about the issues
presented for their consideration and
the candidates who invite their suf
frages. Certainly no citizen who
read.- or mingles with his fellow men
can plead ignorance of what the par
ties stand for when election day comes
and millions have been expended in
the presentation of the claims of the
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NEWS IN OUTLINE.
The board of lady managers of the
St. Louis lair entertained Miss Roose
velt at luncheon in the Woman's
The United states supreme court has
just ordered a new seal for the court
for the first time since 17'jo.
The United States consul tit Aden
has cabled the state department that
the plague which has prevailed ut
that port is over.
Secretary Loeb. accompanied by
Mrs. Loeb, has left Yllshinton on a
Vacation trip of throe weeks to the
Yellowstone National park.
Charles M. Schwab, ex-president of
the I'nited Static Steel Corporation,
has sailed for Europe It 7 In
Governor Odell. of New York, has
arrived at Paris for a week's visit.
Oxford university has decided to
confer the degree of doctor of letters
on William Dean Ilowolls.
The family physician of Mayor Ifc
I.ai.e. of Haltiuiore. and many of his
friends, refuse to believe that be com
The convention of the Brotherhood
Of Locomotive Engineers has elected
M. Cadle, of Sedallu. Mo., first u. at
aut grand chief engineer.
A dispatch stating that an attempt
had leen made to assassinate Russian
Foreign Minister LumsdortT is official
ly contradicted from St. Petersburg.
A Care for Piles.
"I had a bad ease of piles." says G
F. Carter, of Atlanta, lia.. "and con
suited a physicians who advised me to
try a box of DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve. I purchased a box and was en
tirely cured. It is splendid for piles,
giving relief instantly, and I heartily
recommend it to all sufferers." De-
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve is unequaled
for its healing qualities. Eczema and
other skin diseases, also sores, cuts,
burns and wounds of every kind are
quickly cured by it. Sold by ail druggists.
There are many mysteries in life
and one of them is why Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea makes handsome
women out of plain ones. It does it
and that's enough. 35 cents, tea or
tablet form. T. II. Thomas, pharmacist.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Girl From the Country.
The Empire express rolled into the
Graud Central station at New York.
The gate was opened. Those waiting
formed a line on either side, and the
passengers alighting came forw ard. A
man dressed iu the clothing of a gen
tleman, though his features were thus
of a commoner, carried a suit case iu
either hand, the two articles differing
somewhat in size, though of the same
drab hue. Beside him was a youug
girl. She had been traveling alone,
and on getting out of the car the man
had offered to carry her suit case for
her. Just before reaching the gate he
looked ahead, and his eye evidently
lighted on some one he knew.
"I'm sorry I must hurry, miss." he
said, and, putting down one of the suit
cases, he w ent on ahead of her. When
he reached the gateway and w as pass
ing through It a man tapped him on
'I'll cany your hand baggage for
you, Mike Conover," he said.
The traveler looked at him without
any marked surprise and willingly ro
Unqulabed his baggage. The other led
the way to a hansom, put the traveler
in and got in himself with the case.
"We'll go to headquarters and have
a peep at this," he said as they drove
Meanwhile the girl took up the suit
case the traveler had put down, pass
ed through the gate and on reaching an
exit was accosted by a man from be
hiud. "Carriage, miss?"
The girl walked on without noticing
"Carriage, miss?" he repeated.
"No, thank you. I'm going to take
a street car."
"I'll take you cheap," he said, mak
ing u grab for her suit ease.
A policeman standing on the side
walk saw the m t and, taking the man
by the collar, threw him into the
"You'd better take n carriage, miss."
said the officer. "That fellow is a well
known crook and was trying to get
"Oh, I can't afford a carriage," re
plied the girl, but the policeman In
sisted, and before she had recovered
her equanimity he bad called a cab
and put her in.
When Mike Conover alighted from
the hansom at police headquarters he
went upstairs with bis captor, and the
latter said to the inspector on duty at
the desk :
"I think I've got the funds taken from
the National at Albany. They're
probably iu this suit ease; but, not hav
ing a key. I couldn't open it."
Then the suit case was prhd open
before the Inspector and found to con
tain ladies' underwear, combs, brushes
ami like articles.
The inspector and the detective look
ed at each other with a disappointed
"We'll hold him anyway." remarked
the former, and Mike Conover was
Mabel Croxton, the young girl who
had come In on the train, reached a
boarding house iu which she had en
gaged board by letter and was shown
to her 7 by l apartment. She sat down
on the only chair and. as girls put it.
had "a good cry." She was a country
girl, barely eighteen years old, who
had come to New York to make her
living behind a counter, and the cheer
less look of her new home, together
with her unpleasant episode in having
narrowly escaped robbery, had ren
dered her very homesick. Hut her poor,
old mother would be looking for a re
mittance, and it behooved her to keep
a stout heart. So she lifted her suit
case on to the bed with a view to mak
ing her toilet before dinner. Taking
out her key. she Inserted It in the lock;
but, attempting to turn it. it came to a
dead stop. Then she looked tit the suit
case and noticed that it was larger
than her own. After all she had been
robbed. The polite man who had car
lied her hand baggage had exchanged
with her. She sat down oti her bed
and had another "good cry."
After dinner she took her landlady
into her confidence and told her of the
exchange. The good woman advised
her to report the matter to the police.
So without waiting Mabel took the
suit case and iu company with her ad
viser got into a car and started on her
quest. The landlady knew a bit about
New York and took her to the police
headquarters in Mulberry street. Once
there the two were ushered before the
"Mr. Inspector," said the landlady,
"this young girl has been robbed."
And she proceeded with the story. As
soon as the inspector heard the words
"exchanged suit cases" he pricked tip
his ears. Then he saw the case In the
girl's hands and, seizing it. picked up
a screwdriver, the same that had open
ed Mike Conover's case that afternoon,
and ripped the thing open. Remov
ing some linen, he exposed large pack
ages of bank bills pinned in narraw
strips of brown paper.
"What luck!" he exclaimed, and.
rushing to a telephone, he called np the
president of a bank in Albany and re
ported that he had secured a find
which he believed to be the whole of
the bank's loss. Then, taking the hand
of the timid girl before him, he said:
"My dear, I congratulate yon. This
is the money of which a bank has been
robbed, and I think it is all there. If
so you'll get the reward. $10,000 for
the recovery of half the amount and
$:!0.0m for the recovery of all."
A few days later Mabel Croxton, aft
er having identified Conover. went
back home with a check for $20,000 in
her pocket. Then she and her mother
had a "good cry" together, but this
time It vas for Joy.
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The local vessels plying to Seattle
during the year 19Q3 carried in the
aggregate Dearly 1,000,000 passengers
in and out of that port.
The United Kingdom continues to
lead the world in shipbuilding, more
than half of all the tonnage put afloat
being constructed at the yards of Eng
land, Scotland or Ireland.
There are twenty American steam
ships of four lines sailing to the Pa
cific from Atlantic seaports, and in ad
dition there are American sailing ships,
of n gross tonnage of 122,000 capable
of making the voyage to the far east.
In view of tin- fact t!::it the year
1003 was one of the most disastrous
that shipowner; have ever expevieuc
od it is somewhat surprising to learn
by the official returns that the amount
of tonnage put jitloat last year was
practically the same as in 1902.
Germany bays ::bro.id annually ovei
$12,OOO.0tH worth of green fruit.
In all the crematories of Germany
there was increased activity last year
Gotba led, with 271 eases.
In some of the theaters of Germany it
is customary to turn on green lights t
indicate a long Intermission.
During the German anuy manouvori
tlsero wore moved over one railroad in
two days, without suspending its rojr
alar traffic; 56,000 men. .vj'hi horses,
1jn wagons and 500 tons of iagav,e.
A laundry company in Berlin pro
poses to furnish linen free to all cus
tomers who will give them the wash
ing ol it. They estimate that in this
way they can get back twice ihe orig
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Try a G. SSL H. Special
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Anderson's Jams, 3eans
3-lb. can Apples, 2
1-pound pkg. serap
10 bars Cudahay's Dia
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Sugar, 21 lbs
Egg-O-See and Vigor,
New York gallon
3 lb. can Green
Pure Catsup, 3
3 lb. can Egg
Quart bottle Ammonia
2 lb. pkg. Cero-Fruto, Malta-Too
Bakes and ( era .Nut, 2 C
pkgs M. J
Best Patent Flour, everjj
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Seeded Raisins, 3 lhs. C
2 large cokes Ivory
2 cakes Sapolio
3 lb. can extra fancy
Toothpicks, 3 large
Pure Maple Syrup,
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tints and beauty of patterns they aro
uurivnlcd. Decorations from them
are furnishings in themselves, and wo
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a stock of paints, oils and room
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Old 'phone union 213, new 'pb" ie 5213.
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