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Before the Technology riul In .w
lurk recently Ir. W. J Morion of the
New York Poatarsduate Medical
Pchool and Hospital vxplalim many
of the uaea to which nullum may be
g.ut In the treatment of Internal din
fa. He exhibited a fluid containing
quinine sulphate hii-h hail teen fx
fed to the action of radium, and
tad acqured the property of fluoren
renr, so that when placed In the path
of a atronjr X ray It bciime luminou.
He ufeated the possibility of em
ploytn aueb a fluid for treating In
ternal dlaeaae. After being aUrlwl
la the body of a patient, X rays could
b aent through It, thua producing In
ternal radio-active effects. He regard
ed radium aa a promising agent In the
treatment of c nrer, and thought that
the curatir power ponwmus hy some
eprlng watera might be due to radium
i-ontalned In them.
Recnt discussion on the lawn of
heredity In scientific Journal refer lo
Ihe "Oregon wonder home," an equine
(family which wa famous not oimr
years ago, the lat representative of
srhlch la aald to have tx-eu exported to
Europe a few monthx ago One of
these honwa. known ai Ltnu I , had.
at 14 yeara of ate. a mane IS feet long
i.tid a Ull 21 feet A son of this horse.
I .kills II., whlrh was owned lit Wad
tlington. N. V., In lct. had lit a Unit 5
i'-ur of age a double mane trailing 2
fi-et on the ground on each aide HI
fa!) trailed l or 8 fwt on the ground.
The mother and the paternal grand
inothcr of I, (mm II. were n!m remark
Hble for the length and abundance of
their hair. One of them was known
I the "Oregon Bcatitq." Tlx
re aald to have belonged to the Mor
Klectrlrlty play many part on the
Baltic, the new White Star liner An
lectrle collision preventer register
even the Ih-mIm of the screws of an un
--ti steamer, another electric device
how the prope r hundng of the lyi'n
lights, an electric i..g give the spei'd,
n electric lend Indicate the depth of
the water, and one eh i trie apparatus
register all sigmtls Including Mcam
tiretl. Food need s .'ire Scrvei l.y elec
tric refrigeration il4 ,. ,,, ,,., iric
The magnet has heen ahown hy ('.
fitittoti, a French ; hysli-Nt. to cause n
brightening of p!.phnreceiit line
rulphlde similar to that produced hy
N" ray. It seem to he cnpnhle of
Vivlng thin effect only where the line
id magnetic force it re tiot parallel, hut
lit ei pin mi Don la given.
" Mr Illrum Maxim and others nre
said to have found that nonmagnetic
nelala may he acparuti-d hy rapidly
Untwine, a aeries of electro magnets
iat the metallic dust. Copper, for
sample, la attracted hy the electric
current act up.
NOBODY WANTS THEM.
Jlundrrd of I'utcnta for Window taut
"'Jln-re la a class of inventor who aj
ways manage to hit upon aotue inven
tion that nobody want and which,
from the very nature of thing, la fore
doomed to failure An Idea that Is
often brought to 11 l that of a self
lighted cigarette. This I attained by
ittachlng to the end of a cigarette a
tialflO lMTtlon of composition such as la
uho4 in safety matches. The Inven
tion fca. Ticch Painted hy different
people uiany tlnfti, "'V nV wl,b
aggravating perslad'ticy. Koirt? tW1
bring clgara with a blob of plioaphonis
atuck on top, rcgardiesa of the fact
that not only would audi n composi
tion In contact with good tobacco en
tirely ajxill It. but the effect of draw
ing In thp lighted chemical would pmb
hly half suffocate the uner. At other
(iniea the Igniting comjMinitlon la altiek
t the aide of a cigarette; and frequent
ly a match head la (lied on a wire let
Into a cigar. The Inventor of a self
lighting cigar U always a noiiMmoker,
we need hardly add. and alwaya fall
to why bin I one of the Invention
vhlch nobody want.
Probably no art hie hint even been
piore perltcntly taken up by thp In
ventor for Improvement and alteration
flian the window fastener. Many hun-
f red of patent have been applied for.
Tactically Identical In design, and all
ritend.Kl to prevent a knife being used
(from the ouUlde to push back the
catch. Klnlorate and expennlve, aome
of theao faatencrs are quite lmpoHlhle
and Impractical. One Inventor brought
a remarkable weighing machine for
fixing Juid nndcrneath the coal hole to
Bsecrtnln the correct weight of each
ack of coal delivered. Apart from
th fact that no one would pay tin
for audi an appliance, one might ciihI
ly Imagine the feeling of the house
wife who waa Udd enough to argue
with the coal heaver when he found
the conla would not go down the hole
through being abort In weight. Hrlt
LENDING A HAND.
Real Mra'iloii of Kihorlut Ion to
"Yon brought your work; thnfa
rlgbtr cried Jolly MIm Oordon. n alio
led ber guet Into the parlor. "We'll
iiave th eozleat kind of an afternoon.
Oh, thoao beautiful dinner tiapUlna!"
the ran on. while Mr. Mllburn wh
ttpenlng ber aewln bag. "You're brn
mlng them, aren't you? I'm fdl J""
brought eiMiugh no that we can all
"But I didn't bring them for that,
leerr nroti-ated Mra. Mllburn, with a
Ualble ahrlnkluf that Mia Gordon
must i,,r). nr,,, ,f tMr frIMlll)p
"r i-tauding Kreryone
ho kno.a Mr. Mi!.Urn well know,
that Cue table line,, , her pinion. ,,!
that every M:tch 1(. w,tJ1 jn (ju
wi!h crupulou workmanship. - w.a
fraid I d t l.t, if , ,Q out
bag and ran along."
"So much the Utter." Helen Gor
don per.i.ted. forcibly drawing the
napkin, out of Mrx Milburu a handa.
"I II cut and creaw the edge.; mother
and Mxrgaret shall hetn; France aliall
read aloud, and we'll make thing Ayr
"Hut. indeed. u j.()U
wouldn't, really"' entreated Mra. Mil
burn. "Won t you get your own work
"Indeed we won t: I can't abide
working on ,,iy Own thing when
there', a chan.e to help somebody
Then awuy went Heh n'a sclssor-i,
Klashlng Mr. Mllburn-. napkin apart,
lu recklcs disregard of the dividing
line that she alway. follow, ao cau
tlouoiy. In Ave minute, a hem three
time, the width sanctioned by Mrs.
Mllbuni' flue ene had been folded
and passed over to Mr. Oordon, who
wa waiting, needle In hand.
"I fee you're making a Trench hem."
ahe observed, casually, with a glance
at the half finished napkin 011 which
Mr Mllburn waa working. "I can't
get on o fast with that over and over
rltch. I auppoae you don't mind,
though, a long as the effect la the
Oentle Mr. Mllburn murmured an
"Of course not:' for whi. h ahe prayed
to be forgiven.
"Perhaps you like the hem broader
than Helen I folding themr asked
Mrs (ionhiu. pleasantly, a little later.
"Oh. no: In fact," with a brave ef
fort at frankness, "I usually make
them a little narrower."
"oli. then, we're all right," was the
eny reply. The reading aloud be
gan. The afternoon sped away. In spite
of the fact that Mrs. Mllburn went
early, seven napkins had been hemmed
before she start.il. and the Oordon
stood In a happy semicircle to receive
her gratitude as she said good night.
Seven; that meant fourteen edges to
rip out, ami, lung as the stiti-hen were,
it took Mrs. Mllburn most of the even
ing in do it. When she had cut the
last thread, trimmed all the uneven
edges, and wa beginning to coax the
s'.ff linen Into narrower hems. Khe
chanced to look up at the calendar
hanging by her desk She had read
Its dally quotation hurriedly that morn
ing, without giving It a thought. Now
it took on a new meaning.
" 'I. end a hand' suggests pulling a
drowning man out of the water. It
doc a not suggest as some people seem
to think aelxing a man who Is enjoy
ing a peaceful wlni. hauling him out
on the hank despite his protestations,
and then standing off to accept his
heartfelt thanks." Youth". Compan
ion. I A RACE rOR FAME.
Tiobcrt Harr. the novelist, who la
now 11 resident of F.nglitnd, wan one
day at Kuaton Station, txmdon, to aay
goodbye to I'r. McKenzle of MeOM
University, who was taking the steam
er train for Uvcrool, thence to nail
for the mited States. A they walk
ed tip and down the long platform
together, say n writer who tells the
story In Leslie's Magazine, l)r. Mc
Kenzle said Jocularly;
"Ix-t U8 go to the book Btall and see
If any of your Immortal works are
there, ff they art- rir buy one to take
&cW wlili Hift If Vj'Z I10t- I'D
tell nil your frlenda on the" oHie? flU
that your supposed RritWi reputation
Is a sham."
The two walked to he book (bII
ami examined It carefully, but nothing
with the name of Hnrr who found.
The novelist was annoyed and would
have entered a protest, but the doctor
claimed that that was against the
rules of the game. Time waa abort,
and Dr. McKenzle took bin place In the
train. Mr. Harr bade him good-by,
and then made direct for the book stall
to give the dealer n piece of hla mind;
but aa he glanced casually at the nr
rny of hooka, In the most prominent
place he saw a row of one of his nov
el. The whistle had founded; the train
was In motion. There was no time for
paying anything, bo Mr. Itarr grabbed
his book and run like mad up the long
platform. The energetic railway ofll
clalH thought he whk a belated piiH
senger, and determined to throw him
Into the train, lioors In the moving
carriages were (lung open, and oIIIcIiiIh
yelled frantically, "Jump In any
where:" It took great agility, but Mr. Harr
KUcci-eded. I r. McKenzle. wag leaning
out of hla window, thinking from the
outcry that hoiiio one had been killed,
when Mr. Harr came alongside and
wild, politely If breathlessly, "Mac, al
low 11 ie to present you with a token of
ranting but triumphant, Mr. Harr
atrolled back to the book Mall.
"lildn't Home one Kteal a book from
you u moment ngo?" he naked.
"yea." cried the Indignant atallkeep
er, "and he'a bolted off to America
"Why don't you telegraph a descrip
tion of him to Liverpool? It will be
hoiira U'fore the train la there," atig
gested Mr. Harr, sympathetically.
pcHcrlptlnn! I didn't see anything
but hi" hack and hla leg."
"O well, let It go!" aald Mr, Hnrr,
H,lrlly. "It was a good book, for I
wrote It myself, so I'll pay for It," and
ho laid dowu the money.
AIL ItUI'SIUI 01 IHt
RISSm GISBOU KORIUZ.
This 1 the funnel of the gunltoat
Korletx. the vessel the ItossianB found
It neesHary to sacrifice at Chemulpo
in the early stages of the war In order
to prevent her from falling Into the
hands of the Japanese. It waa at first
thought that the gtinlsjat could be
raised, but the Japanese naval con
structor have ai nee pronounced
against the practicability of the pro
ject. COLLEGE MEN IN BUSINESS.
Attitude of One Large Concern Toward
Applicants for I'uMitlons.
In view of the present discussion of
the value of a college training for bual
nesw men, It La iuireMtlng to note the
attitude of one of the larger concern
of the country towards young appli
cant. for position In the buslmws,
ays the I'niverslty of Michigan News
letter, The following Is the essential
jwirt of a letter received by a graduate
of iM.srt year's chiK of the l..'nlverslty
of Michigan, from the chief engineer
of one branch of a great construction
company. This branch ht Itself capital
ized at $I.").ih),ii:
Inclosed please find a Bheet giving
outline of Information deal red from
college graduates. Sl.iteliienU gener
ally limy be brief, but Home of the
subjects should be treated sultlclciit ly
at length to give us, as far aa possi
ble, what we would get from personal
acquaintance. Some of the subj'i'ts
nuiy strike you as (bs-idislly personal,
even a.s being none of our business,
but you must remember that beginners
almost liivarktbly ri-present an Invest
mentsometimes a long-time inve.Ht
nicttt. sometimes n Uid one. We have
no use, as some concerns, have, for
beginners as cheap labor. We take oil
but a few ech year try to s"cur'
only the best, and then feel a personal
disappointment In failure. Application
are confidential. So far as you can
prevent It, let no mock modesty, on the
one hand, nor egotistical vanity on the
other bund, enter Into w hat should be
a plain, manly statement of your can
did opinions as No. 7 and 8.
The questions which accompanied
this letter made up a remarkably
searching examination. Tbey are bo
low: 1. iMte.
2. Name and address, present and
3. (Allege from which graduated and
4. Married or expecting to be soon.
5. Age, weight, height, complexion,
(J. Henjth, past i and present
f. iiu'bits, tastes, lJefll's', ambitions.
8. Imposition nud temper.
5. Practical experience in engineer
Td. Practical experience with ma
chinery, tools or Implements.
Jl. Experience In any kind of man
ual work. Have you a trade, what?
i. JCxperlence In supervision or
1ft. 'hy took college course?
1. W'hy took engineering course?
15. Why took electrical engineering?
10. FatheT'f occupation.
17. Have yoM ever worked fof
wagis? Ioing what?
18. What have you contributed to
ward the expense of your education?
1!). Io you want work or opportuni
ty; 1. e have you debt or obligations
to meet which you must sacrifice the
future for the present or are you In
position to begin at the bottom and re
ceive promotion us you gain experi
ence and find your work?
i!. If convenient. Inclose unmounted
photograph and write essay equivalent
to one tyix'writlen page on one of the
"Assistant vs. Principal."
"The Art of Self-Advancement."
"Obedience vs. Inltiutlve. a Rasls for
'The Art of Executive, a Rasis for
"Vanity vs. Self Kelinnce, a Factor
"Tabulation and Oraphle Expres
sions in Practical Life."
Typewritten manuscript preferred.
Treat subjects In alwve order hy par
agraphs numbered as nlmve.
"After all," remarked the great ob
server, "I believe the Chinamen are
"Well," responded the man with the
glossy shirt Itosom, "they must be our
bosom friends." Chicago News.
Frod action of Gold.
During the last year California pro
duced twice na much gold as Alaska,
and Colorado produced more than
three times as much.
Many a first-class kitchen mechanic
I "made over Into n thirty-third class
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
The Practical Joker.
T1E practical Joker, the person who laughs at
the discomfiture of others, who gets fun out of
his neighbor's predicaments, who lays awake
night planning some piece of deviity that will
cause sorrow or at least chagrin, always has
been with us, Is now and probably always will
I -ant week a girl In a Scranton sijulb factory threw a
'iiib Into a stove, Just to scare her companions. Result,
six dead, aa many more seriously hurt, and factory
wrecked. It was In Pennsylvania also that a small boy
lighted the escaping gas from the exhaust pipe of a natural
gas line, to furnish light for a wedding serenade. Result,
one life lost aud valuable property destroyed.
These are only two of many cases taken at random
from the news columns. Neither of the young people In
tended harm. The girl wanted to see her companions Jump
when the w)ulb exploded. The boy purposed to surprise
the serenaders by furnishing an Impromptu bonfire. They
were simply heedless. If everyone who Is about to play a
practical Joke would stop to think alxiut it, to study out
the possible consequences, there would be fewer jokes of
this sort perpetrated. It is ludicrous to see a man who is
comfortably seated In a chair suddenly find himself sprawl
ing on the floor, through the dexterity of the practical
jnker, but the odds are that the victim's spine has been
Injured and that the effects of Ills fall will cling to him
through life. Play the same trick on the practical joker,
and he would be furious. Strange as It may seem, the
practical Joker Is the most III iiatured target on earth. He
doesn't like his ow n medicine.
The fault lies largely with parents. They don't teach
their children to respect age, to respect others' rights, to be
thoughtful and considerate. There is innocent fun that
hurts no one ami causes no damage, but It is not strenuous
enough to suit some people. They want to break a leg
or burn building. Such as 'hese are criminal In instinct
ami should be placed under restraint. The practical Joker
ought not to lie tolerated in any community. Toledo ltlu.de.
Eating Into the Western
HE reiM.rls of the lumber cut
w I I that the paper-making concerns of the country
I I are turning their attention to Wisconsin and
.tiiiiin'xiiii J13 it mini i 1- 01 wijij,v 01 ut e
timber. There are hundreds of thousands of
acres tributary to luiluth, not reached by rail
way lines, wliti ii are coveieo iiy spruce tim
ber suitable for pulp. ('nitii-stlomibl,v there Is enough
spruce in this country, notwithstanding the enormous uan
tlly used by the paper mills, lo maintain a pulp supply
Indetinltely. provided proper re forestation Is curried on.
Here, however, is the rub. The customary method of the
pulp-mill owner who is seeking a supply of spruce is to
buy the stiimpage and cut off the timber indiscriminately,
allow ing the denuded laud to grow up with any species of
wood that happens to be left. Hard woods commonly suc
ceed soft woods on deforested areas, and vice versa, and,
therefore, a spruce forest once cut down is not naturally
renewed for many years. The experience of the Eastern
paper mills, which have cut over most of the available
area of spruce forest, Is likely to be that of the Central
West. The systematic attempt at reforestation has been
Insignificant compared with the tremendous Rluugiitor of
The West should take time by the forelock and Insist,
by legislation if necessary, upon proper methods of cutting
and reforestation. The State has an interest In the preser
vation of Its forests which is paramount to the right of the
private landholder. Here in the East what Is being done
Is largely In the way of locking the stable door after the.
horse has been stolen. With the great forest areas, 1n
Minnesota and Wisconsin yet untouched these States
JUST VYORN OUT.
tStorjr that Wajite a Heat After a Very
Hrd Worked Life.
The worn-out story collupsed at the
feet of the Father of Fictions.
"WliufB wanted " Inquired, his Sa
tanic majesty with bis usual warmth.
"Oblivion, please," gasped tlje
wretiued creature. "I never pretend
ed to bo d good story, but thjit doesn't
Justify the way I've been treated ou
earth. Vou will remember me If 5'oii
happened, to see a cofiy of just Sun
day s Behind -f he-Tiiiies. I Va Among
the (iossip of the Stage, dressed this
" 'I!lanch('tilsh has a country home!
(in Iitig Island and Is occasionally
bothered by tramps'. One day a siniili,
thin specimen of hobo honored her
with a call. He told ri hard luck
story that would have brought tears
to the eyes of a Japanese Idol.
'""Anil do you call yourself a
man?' demanded Miss Walsh.
" ' "No, ma'am, not entirely. Just
now I'm only nn outline. All I need
Is a little iillin- in.'
"'And he got It, too, after that ad
mission of his Incompleteness.'
"When you turned to the Literary
Clint fhere I was again:
" 'Irving Bachellcr, the author, has
n country home at Sound Bench, and
Is occasionally liothered by tramps.
One day a small, thin specimen of ho
bo honored the novelist with a call,
lie told a hard luck story that would
have brought tears to the eyes of a
And do you call yourself n
man?" detnji tided the writer.
" ' "No, sir, not entirely. Just now
I'm only an outline. All I need Is a
little tl 1 1 in In."
"'And he got it, too, after that ad
mission of his incompleteness.'
The Woman's Page had me served
lu this style:
" 'Mrs. Roosevelt, when spending the
summer at their simple country home
at oyster Hay, Is occasionally bother
ed by trumps, etc'
"I also posed among Anecdotes of
" 'Owing to the scarcity of provis
ions at Port Arthur, begging Is dis
couraged; but, having eluded the vigi
lance of the guards, a small, thin speci
men of hobo the other day accosted
Viceroy Ale.xlcff. etc
"One page further on. the Toklo
correspondent hud his little say:
"'Notwithstanding the spiendld dis
cipline of the Japanese navy, a small,
A I Russia
In the West show
& "V I about
I I little
thin specimen of stowaway was lately
discovered aboard, the flagship, and
brought before Admiral Togo, etc'
"'But the climax; fame, your majes
ty, when I found myself In the clutch
of tjie gabbler of the Boulevard, who
said: 'A the Sinner given bo Carnegie
ou the eve of his departure, a story
told by Chaunce '
There was silence. The Father of
Film sunjmon.yl a mlnToif, Slid, Indi
cating the juiserjljle wreck, said In
pitying tonej Put Mm Jn the hottest
Ufa have. Nothing can hurt hlrn
now." New York juri "
JRADE IN THE WAR ZONE.
- - 5.
Amei-ii'Mii Commerce Now Amounts to
Loflce Part of the Trade.
In his article in the World's "Work
on "Our Trade iii the War Zone," 0.
P. Austin, chief of the bureau of sta
tistics of the Department of Commerce
and Labor, presents some striding
facts and figures. He says: Japan's
total commerce now amounts, In round
terms, to $L-iO,00,HM) a year, about
equally divided between Imports and
exports, and that of China to a little
over $:!HUXX,(HK) a year, of which Im
ports considerably exceed exports. Ko
rean commerce amounts to $15,000,000
From 1S.K3 to 1903 our Imports from
tlie countries named doubled, while
our exports from China, Japan and
Hongkong amounted to $37,000,000; In
HHKI, to $72,000,000. The amount
from Korea and Astatic Russln was a
mere tritle. In 1S.S3 our exports to
these countries, Including Korea and
Asiatic Russia, amounted to $."i(),-
This makes clear that our trade In
terest in these quarters is very groat
We buy n very large proportion of the
unmanufactured silk and practically
all of the tea exported by Japan and
we also buy large quantities of raw
silk and tea from China, ns well as
many other articles, such hs opium,
malting, rice, wool and manufactured
silks. Of the exports of $."0,000,000
value in 1!X3, $21,000,000 went to Ja
pan, $19,000,000 to China, nearly
$'.1,000,000 to Hongkong, and $1,500,000
to Asiatic Russia. As regards our
trade with the two countries now at
war our exports to Japan In 1S73 were
$8,000,000, In 1!X)3 $21,000,000; to Rus
sln, our exports In 1M73 were $12,000,
000, In 1W03 $15,000,000. Thus In thir
ty years our exports to Russia In
creased 25 per cent and to Japan 150
should adopt a forest policy before it is too late to make it
of any value. Denudation should be made impossible with
out some reforestation. The greatest benefit, however, will
be derived from a control of the cutting in such a manner
as to make denudation Impossible, and the State can do this
now better than later. Boston Transcript.
Asia for the Asiatics.
E look uixm it as a war between Janan am
not so the Chinese, the Burmese, the
or the Siamese. To them this is a
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forces of the West against those of the East,
between Europe and Asia. A Japanese victory
would send a mighty wave of Independence
aud pride throughout the populations of Asia, a wave of
self-confidence, of coutetnpt for their European rulers,
which would bear fruits of which no one can foretell the
Furthermore, Japan would receive a great prestige, her
Influence over the Chinese Empire would become supreme,
and no obstacle would He In the way of the realization of
her racial aspirations.
To any person who has even slightly followed the course
of Japanese feeling and policy, there can be no doubt that
these ambitions can be summed up In the phrase: "Asia
for the Asiatics, under Japanese hegemony." For several
years past Japan has been flooding with her agents the
remotest parts of Asia, to rouse the sleeping patriotism of
the jieople and prepare the way for liberation. Asiatic
princes and statesmen have bH'n flocking to Toklo; among
them we might name besides several Chinese and Korean
dignitaries, a deputation from Lhasa, the Siamese Prime
Minister, the Persian grand vizier, a high priest from Af
ghanistan, and several Indian muharajas under British
These men have had long conferences with the Minister!
of the Mikado, and the object of these visits, in spite of all
official denials. Is well known to and In full sympathy with
public opinion In Japan. Westminster Review.
Black Man's Burden.
has been a good deal said and written
the "white man's burden," and not a
of it has been pure cant. Hut there is an-
ui.l,. trt 41m T. 1,.tiii-o uii.l tlii 41. .,4-
the dark man also has a burden, and a most
In the Congo Free State he has been robbed.
mutilated ami murdered in a wholesale way that has
shocked civilization. In Oerman Southwest Africa his
property has been seized, he has been flogged, imprisoned
and shot, his wife has been made a beast of burden aud his
children have been tortured.
In China he has been robbed of his territory until his
integrity as a nation is threatened. In America he has been
enslaved, whipped, burned at the stake and lynched. In
the Philippines he has been introduced to the "water cure"
and oilier "civilized" Inventions.
Ixsik where you will on the native heath of the man
of dark skin, or in foreign countries where he has soughtj
asylum, and you will find the black man and the brown
man carrying a burden compared with which the "white
man's burden" Is a featherweight. If the dark man hag
been the white man's burden, the white man has been and
Is the dark man's curse.
And If the dark man finds his burden greater than he
can bear, and attempts to turn on his barbarous task
master, It is called a "native uprising," and soldiers are sent
to nhow hltn his proper place In the white man's scheme of
civilisation and progress.
The white man's burden Is largely a myth; but the
dark man's burden Is terribly real, oppressively heavy
grossly cruel and unjust. In a word, it is the white man's
selfishness and avarice. Chicago Post.
Commerce of the United States with
Japan, Korea, China, Hongkong and
Asiatic Russia, 1W3-1903, was as fol
lows; ImpoHs into the United .st2?,
from the countries named: In 1843,
$t,3851000; 1853, $10,573,000; 1803, $11,
634.000; 1873, $30,445,000; 1883, $37,r,
150,000; 1893, $49,349,000: 1903, $72,t
294,000. . L to-
Export from the United States to
th countries named: In 1843, $2,419,-
000; 1853 3J30,000: lgU3, $0,355,000;
1873, $17,770,000; 1883,
iS93, STl,464,0toh 1903. $19,9,000:'
Next tQ the United States comes
Great Britafn, 'fcl JJg commerce with
file jrrltory in quesUoh Jitis only
grown fr6iu 50.000,000 lu" 1S3.3 to
$100,000,000 In iT03 that Is, double
STORY JV1AY BE QUESTIONED. 1
Diner and Dined-Upon Crawled Swift! j
to a Creek.
Near the Canuucta Creek a water
snake met a blacksnake. The reptiles
did not Immediately clinch, but hissed
fiercely and circled around each others
as if seeking for an opening. Thei
blacksnake pressed the argument, and:
in a few seconds succeeded In getting
the tall of his opponent Into his mouth,
uud, to preclude all possibility of es-'
cape, began to ent toward the head.
This was exactly what the water
snake wanted. It started ou a straight
line for the stream, and his consumer
following him and dining upon him
simultaneously, was, of course, obliged
to travel a little faster in the same di
rection. The watersnake was a rapid
mover and the blacksnake a quick eat
er, and for a short time It seemed
doubtful whether one reptile or two!
would be visible when the stream was)
AlHiut half of the leading snake had
been devoured, and the edge of the
water was only a few feet away, whoa
the blncksnake suddenly realized that
a slinbby trick was being played on,
him at meal time.
He hastily attempted to disgorge his
repast, but the effort waa ninde too
late. Not more than five Inches of
watersnake had been yielded up when
both reptiles plunged Into the stream
and sank at once. A hundred bubble
rose, and the only spectator of tlie con
test Is Inclined to believe that thai
blacksnnke's life floated to the surface
in one of them. New York World.
Self-made men and eggs are too full
of themselves to hold anything else.
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