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Wednecday, October 12, 1904.
Although Kin Peter of Sc-rvia is
now a full-fledged kins?, it wouldn't
do any harm to wash the throne with
While we are offering re-solutions
at our international congresses, let
us remember that there are two sides
or more to every question.
Henry Payne Whitney, democrat,
and Cornelius Vanderbilf, republican,
want to run for ronsrress. Kach ex
pects to set a run for his money.
Has anyone heard Charles S. Deneen
answer the quest icns propounded by
Lawrence U. Stringer: "Is it true
that there is an understanding between
you ami Co v. Yates whereby Gov.
Yates is to retain control of the state
patronage for a term of two years".'"
Isn't it strange that though there are
now 2Umh rural mail carriers in the
Vnited States there are less than rnu
democrats in the lot? The republicans
evidently believe in the civil service
rules as long as it permits the appoint
ment of republicans when democrats
are justly entitled to the place.
New York Mail: Certain crimes are
outside the comprehension ef ordinary
people. Honest and law-abiding men
can only stand aghast, wondering,
when confronted by their perpetra
tion. Such an offense as that of boring
holes in the bottom of a newly built
s-hip of the nation and otherwise injur
ing a great vessel in which every
American has an earnest pride is one
of this class of offenses. If anything
serious indeed had happened to the
Connecticut, or if persistent, malice
should succeed in establishing a "hoo
doo" suggestion for the ship, the un
toward fact would play Into the hands
of private contractors, who wish to
prove that a great battleship could not
be successfully built and launched in
a government navy yard. This factor
should not be- forgotten.
Graham L. Rice, former railroad
commissioner of Wisconsin, gravely
vouches for this story about the Chip
pew a Indians liing in the northern
part of the Hadger state. When they
have their annual dances, lasting thre
weeks or so. the firewater of the paU
face is always in demand, but hard to
get on account of the watchfulness of
federal authorities. A few days ago
thev actually discovered a fountain
of whisky flowing right out of the
Hocks on Lake- Superior. It is sonic
sort or a mineral spring which lias an
intoxicating effect on the red men. and
they have been imbibing freely and
the dance is likely to go on until snow
falls. The marshal and their depu
ties are disheartened. They haven't
any riant to prevent the Indians from
drinking spring water, but this foun
tain, which is up near Cranberry river
is almost like alcohol, and has ihe
same effect as liquor. Mr. Rice savs
the story is true, for he saw the In
Ape. German War Iortl.
w - - ...
i -eniiiianu .tegei, presiaent of the
Commercial Travelers league, recently
received at the New York headquar
ter? a letter from Ex-Senator David
li. Hill, in which the latter said:
If you are to Iihvc an executive who
loves war more than jx-ace and who
has pr-H-Ialmed his affection on the
house tops; who advocates that the
i.uiteu Mates should go abroad. In
his own words, "with a lig stick;
who says that we should act the part
of a policeman among the republics of
South and Central America, compel
ling them to keep order within their
own territory and eveu to pay their
debts; who has already threat en
til war on a small country, the United
Mates or olombia, without consult
ing congress: who. lefo-e he was
president, according to the testimony
of his then suierior officer. Secretary
Ixni5. when his honored predecessor,
McKlnley. was doing all that lay in
Lis -tower to prevent bloodshed, urgeS
that we. tvefore congress bad acted,
should make a piratical attack on
Spain and destroy her ship; who says
in his letter of acceptance that diplo
macy is useless unless accompanied by
threats of force; who has abandoned
the trxditlon.il language of diplomacy,
which i , o.irteous. and has dealt in
violent and threatening language ad
dressed to forei-jn nations la it likely
that we shall escape from leing
plunged into any great war ltween
atLm eveu if we do not become ia-'
voIveoTrn a private "war "on i5ur own
Itoosevelt's bellicose disposition and
bis love of military display show on
every occasion. He even went to the
national convention that nominated
Lixa for vice president partly in mili
tary uniform, wearing a military hat.
Ilia enemies might argue that this
was due solely to vanity and to a de
sire to advertise the short military
service that he had experienced. It
seems, however, more charitable and
more appropriate from respect for th
high office which he now holds to say
this was nothing more than a badge
of his love for the strenuous life.
The people ejf the United States have
loved and honored many soldiers with
experience In battles, but not one who
falied to display personal modesty or
who believed that war was a good
thing. The most famous and most ap
plauded saying of Grant was, "Let us
have peace." General Sherman's de
scription of war as "hell" will In quot
ed after his march through Georgia is
The voters of this country have nev
er shown a preference for a policy of
brag and bluster, advocated by a hero
of a single tight, nor will they elect
president a blusterer, a swaggerer, a
Bombastes Furioso or a Tartaiin of
Although the gospel of war is a new
doctrine in the United States, Presi
dent Roosevelt has not been original
in this. He has been the enthusiastic
imitator and disciple of another, a
foreign master, whom he lias surpass
ed in the other's own field. His lan
guage was the copy until it grew more
violent than that of hi great and
good friend, the war lord, the Emperor
William. H-x h der Kaiser.
Io you not believe that when the
dignified, courteous and conservative
pentleman who presided for so many
years in our highest court of justice
in this state is in the White House Im
will be nblv to assert the rights
Americans with more temperance and
lull ing ti e last, eight years, w hile tl
Kcpuh!i-:ut party has been in power,
we have seen a constant increase in
discontent between the different classes
of the community more and more
strikes and lockouts. Larger national
expenses, the burden of which we pay
in taxation, raise the price of every
thing that we buy.
Many of these evils can be cured by
the repeal of statutes that directly tend
to prodmo them, some by resolution
and fearless enforcement of the pres
ent laws. In this eniergencj- the ship
of state should be steered by a man
whose firmness, consistency, delibera
tion, respect for law and that moral
courage which Is rarer than the audac
ity of a boxer or the bold words of a
braggart who always has a cannon in
In which of the two candidates are
you more likely to find these qualities?
Doth have been tried by experience in
great public positions.
Examine the career and the insight
it affords of the character of the Re
publican candidate, and you will find
that next to loudness in words he is
most conspicuous for fickleness and in
consistency. Io you not think that we should
elect as president of the -United States
H man who will pay his. railroad faro
out of his own pocket? Should not a
public officer who receives a salary of
$.-,o.ooo a year be able to afford to do
I do not accuse President . Roosevelt
of taking these free passes, worth more
than JK.VUMMi in cash, as a bribe not to
do his duty. I presume that he would
not have accepted that amount of mon
ey or any amount of money in green
backs or gold from any eorporati n. It
displays, however, a singular ohtuse
ness In intellect or In the- moral per
ception to see any distinction between
one ease and the other.
The Democratic Hope.
Hon. t'ariu- II. Harrison, mayor of
Chicago, in -i h ttcr to the Philadelphia
Ledge:-, gives strong and convincing
tcasons for hi belief in Democratic
success next Novcml.ei-. Mr. Ilariiboii
"While idl prophecies are more or
less in the nature of gmvses and any
conjecture liable to go astray, the
prospect for Democratic success in' the
coining election is good.
"'Ihe personality of the candidates.-!
quest-oa which has always entered in
to every political campaign, has al
ready Ik-c.i hugely dwelt upon by the
press mid by political shakers. A
careful analysis of the characters of
the two m. n will show them to be-.the
almost exact opposite of one another.
in the Judgment of most of the Amerl
'..11 people a president of the United
Stales should be u man of coo! judg
ment. a!ni and equable as toitempera
tacnt and a irnux of firmness.
"Hy firmness is not ineautithat he
fchould carry a chip on hU sSiouIder,
or that he should exalt the military
above the civil in government nor to
le governed by impulses which niiftht
into embroiling the .TTnitotl
States in wars with foreign nations.
That the candidate for president of
the United States on the R
fide Is a very impulsive rnan'fclsbest
friends will tot deny. That the'Detuo
cratic candidate for president is u man
of an eveu, judicial a ndi conservative
temiteracient even his worst enemies
will cheerfully admit. The tempera
ment cf a man does not alwayschange
with advancing years. It Is .possible
for a man to retain the sanguine and
unfounded hopes of boyhood until tl.fi
last, and, while this quality is admira
ble in a friend, it is exceedingly tin-
safe in an official.
The manifold duties and responsi
bilities of the chief executive of our
country require the services of a man
who will bring to the position a just
and passion!ess view of m.oi un,l
measures, a resolution to do right
calmly aid uot la a spectacular J32JL.
1KT: to :;':i'::::;' T :- i!.e la '.rs v. t:ie
least possible lean::!!; oil the i::':!':ta r;
arm of government: " .l'.er vtricilv
to the policy of neutiali::- ;. t for
eign nations and th-!r wars; i t pur
sue, in a word, the -en ten -l" of oMi-t.-ial
ways, cevoting his entire time to
the peace, safety and prosperity of tiK
American people without regard to the
false dream of making us a vo:-ld
power in a military or naval sense.
"As to the platforms of the two par
ties, while they are similar in some
respects, the 'ame radical difference
is i-pparent in them as there is in the
doctrine's of 1 1 :i mi!t --n and Jefferson.
The greatest menace now existing, or
ever existing, against the government
of the United States is the trusts. The
Republican party, as the father of a
hih protective tariff, is responsible
more than any other cause for the
building up of the tr.ists. It is not a
logical proposition that a father should
destroy his offspring. particularly
when the offspring have grown and
flourished to such an extent as to be
now the main support of their parent.
It is idle to look for relief from the en
croachments of the trusts under a Re
publican administration. It is useless
to talk of curtailing the power of ille
gal combinations of capital by a party
which owes its continuance in office to
such illegal combinations. The trusts
are the immediate and vital concern of
the American people. Anil the people
will not be able to counteract or stem
this evil unless the-re is a change in
"Another salient point of difference
between the two platforms is regard
ing the Philippine question. This ques
tion, forced upon the country by a Re
publican president, has become a most
serious one. touching the very core of
our existence as a republic. The Dec
laration of Independence and the ctn
stitution of the United States have
been nullified, to the astonishment of
the world and the lasting disgrace of
our country. Reparation for this, while
It cannot wipe away the stain upon
our national honor nor atone for the
blood spilled by men fighting for their
liberty, can come, even as an act ef
tardy Justice, only from the bands of
a Democratic administration.
'The opportunity offered the Demo
crats in this :'inpai:i. both as to can
didate and principles. i- excellent. The
Democrats are united today as they
have not been for many years.
"With a candidate whose life and
record are Ix-yond reproach, with a
platform which stands for the essential
principles of Demociw.-y. with a party
united in every section ,f the country
and in every particular. I believe th-.t
the prospect of a Dcm M-ratie president
in the White Hou.se Is exceedingly
Itale of Centralism.
Judge Pa.ker's letter of accept ahce.
though calm and d:gi:iiied. will stir the
eo.mtry even more profoundly thin
did his famous telegram a mi mnci'ig
his "tiriri a..d Irrevocable adherence to
11. e gold standard." says the .V v
York Herald lul . Its calmness i-
the c.-iIm. of power, like that of the
It forcibly recalls Mr.
iished on Sept. L'T. 1'.)1'.
As a great but conservative tribnn
of the people, which Ihe author of this
statcsma in. he letter How shows him
self to I.e. his strong protests :iih,.?t
the oppression of monopoly and the
subversion of oust it ut ional gove.n
meut .-ted law by audacious and arro
gant extremists of imperialism will
h:ie iui men-fly -re. iter uvight with
nil independent voters I : use the
btaV'ii.'-nt s evidently emanate from a
man who soberly wchs his words in
the nice bai.mce of judicial accur.-icy
and are s:n.t.orted bv irrefutable f u ts.
lie backs up his exposition of the enor
mous hurilcn of Republican taxation
by" :!d.Jtrh:g from t!: governi: nt's
own . statistics the frightful increase
of taxation during the last f ur u-.irs
of Rept'bli. fin rule. And h!s arraign
ment of the R seve!t administ ra t! :j
for its rev. 1 of -xtr:ivacane and its
mammoth expenditures mu-t arot.sr
the most torpid voter to the perils cf
imp ria lism. militarism and an ever
growing centralism that drain l.evi!y
upon the e. mings of lnlr and of all
Classes of the Jwople.
If troubled with a weal: digestion
try Chamberlain's Storr.ch and I.iver
Tablt is. They wi:: do yon :-'oo!. Foi
tale by all Kadins druggi.su. j
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DAILY SHORT STORY
A LIVING TARGET.
Copyright. i: . bv T. C. McChav
' Now, I'il explain things to you a bit
clearer." said tie veteran to the re
cruit as they leaned on the barrels of
their muskets and looked at each other.
"There's a rebel picket about oppo
site us ;;!(! not cr musket shot away.
They are two men. the same as us.
and it's our business to kill them and
theirs to kill us. Just so l.uig as we
si:iy hidIi:i here they can't see us. but
It's ur d.:iy to crawl down towarel
them and get a shot. You see, the
idea of war is to kill. One man don't
count for much, but if we keep on
killing, by and by we'll have a hun
dred. Now, what's the matter with
The recruit had sunk down at the
foot of the tree ami was looking
arxuid him In apprehension.
"Do you mean that we're going to
skulk and creep and shoot men down
in cold blood?" he asked as his lip
trembled and he put his musket away
What tlie devil ails you':" growled
the veteran. "Who talks about cold
bloou down here at the front? We are
down here to kill or be killeil, ain't we?
I ain't going to let no feller kill me if
I can plunk him first. I had kind of
sized you up as having some grit, but I
guess I v..s wrong. I guess you'd
belter stayed at home and played
with a doll baby."
"And so had you!" exclaimed the re
cruit, made angry by the sneering
"Oli, I see. iot your mad up, have I
you? Well, keep it a-blling and come
along with me. We'll work down on
the left hank and see if we can catch
them Johnnies napping."
When they had gone about 3(10 feet,
making their way as carefully as In
dians on a hot trail, the veteran paus
ed and whispered:
"You wait here and let me go on
alone and locate 'e:n. Just keep calling
me a liar to yourself and get as mad
as you can. You haven't got any nmre
sun 1 th..u a girl when you ain't mad."
li.- .as gjiie ten minute:;. lulling
that interval the recruit had ui hang
oil tin. bushes to prevent himself froui
running away. When the veteran re
turned there was a smile on his face,
and he reached out and palled the
recruit on the back and said:
"Luck is with you. my boy. The
two Johnnies are sitting down and
smoking and playing car. Is, and we
rau creep Up within fifty feet of Iheui.
You can't miss- hitting a man in the
back at that distance.'
a man m tlr? back?" gasped
The ret r;:
'o followed hi-:; through the
; over the dead lags and
a halt was made beside a
At a distance of Hot OVCl"
rods the Confederate pickets were
ted on the ground, with pipes in
their mviuths ami cards In their hands.
"Rest your gun across the log there
and take dead aim at the big feller's
back." whispered the vet. as he pulled
Tiesh fish" forward.
"No. I can't I can't. 1 tell you it
would he murder, and I can't do it!"
-.Murder! P. h! Durn you for a boo
by and a coward! You hain't got saial
enough to tight a tly. Say. young fel
ler, let me tell you something. Wheui
I go back to the company and report
what a white livcrel. chicken hearted
nil are. wh
t are the boys
going to Fay about '!:"
"I-I thiol; 1 11 shoal him!" whisper
ed the recruit after a struggle with
himself. "Thai is, I'll shoot him if it
won't be m;:r-. ;cr."
".Murder : :r grandmother! Can't
i i:.g y
your Uncle Sam
mouth to kill
don't give a cuss
. It h a club or a
vl.at a fair mark
;'. I could plump
you've got to
a bullet into hi:n v. hit my eyes shut.
Sit down ta re aa 1 kill your first man."
Ti'4e reel a, it si iv.lv Undt down and
strtui bed out ;.t :'; il length and thrust
the barn I ef hi-: mr-ket over a log.
He breathed l::.rd. Ids eyes were shut,
and ih i:u.sk.-t p 'luted into the tree
"Hang you!'' growled the veteran as
he gave tin bay .". kick. "Rut have you
turned iuto a 1 : bv or an old woman?
Just draw a bead far the middle oi
that J Jinny's back and don't keep us
waiting I. etc all the a f ovno n."
"I tell vou I e-n't. I can't do it no-
the recruit as he
sat up ai:d
fa. cd i!
'..; vet. "-an. with all
r.ii Ins face and his
i en'isie 1 for a s d
:n 1 1 won't shoot a
WI.eii it comes to a
but i.ot here and
the color gone
diet', b.:t I :.:. t :
man in c !d LIoj.i.
battle l'il t-:.o .!.
"Uncle Sam got
signed t he r -ils. 1.
"vet" as l.e 1 tkel
a peach when you
e did!" sneerel the
hr.v:i upon the other
in supreme eo. iic;npt. "lbw we would
thin out iae .' i.its if we had a thou
sand lish worn; . like you iu the l'oiirth
brigade! Coin;: to shoot or not?"
The recruit laisil his hands to his
fae-e and began to weave his body to
and fro and sob and moan. A look of
pity crossed the veteran's face as he
regarded him for a moment, and then
he knelt down to take the shot him
self. The rebel picket had disappeared,
and he rose to his feet with a curse of
disappointment and said:
"It's because you're a blamed fish
worm and have no buaines down here
among men. Pick up that i.iusket and
come along. I'll tell the tain, an 1
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