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TUE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TIIUKSDAV, AUGUST 24, 1003.
TitE Omaiia Daily Bee
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WHK1 Ot'T OF TOWS.
abavribera lent in the city Iris
porarily . honld bare The llee
mailed to litem. It la better than
(tally letter from home. A it
drfu will be cbasffd as often as
As nu artist wltli u veto jicu Mnyor
Moored oh n niter any cxiiuctltlou with
out u huii(lit'ni.
ludiciitloiiM nr thnt KiixHla regards
It hh u choice to 1ok reputation or cash
anil Lutes to have to do eltlier.
To the iualmuitiou ih.it (ho Omaha
base ball team Is luckiest whea it ratm
we enter a most emphatic r moiistrr.uoe.
A Philadelphia paper Is telling how
Husslii secured Sakhalin, but what la
really wanted Is the true story of how
Jnniin xoi'iiroil It.
The sultan of Morocco doubtless now
understand! thut France as well as Ger
many prefers to settle some questions
before the other powers take a hand In
Two more parties have been inter
ested la Colonel P. E. ller's enterprise
at Sarpy City. Omaha knows now
where to look for Its prlnclpul business
competitor for the future.
Italy has begun u campaign upon
"Roman" fever." Here is an oppor
tunity for rivalry between the United
States and Italy iu which both winner
and loser may carry off honors.
There Is uo dauger that the conven
tion of graduates and former pupils of
tho Nebraska School for the Deaf, which
Is to be held at IJuooln next mouth,
will be a hilariously noisy affair.
Chicago Job printers can do Omaha
Job printers a favor by fighting out
their differences on the eight -hour ques
tion in time to make the promised
printers' strike here unnecessary.
The spread of yellow fever Infection
In Louisiana shows that the mosquito
yields to nothing but a fight of extenul
nation; and he finds an ally In everyone
who conceals A case of the disease.'
P.y the time the supreme court re
convenes County Clerk Drexel will Ikj
o accustomed to beUig belted fore aud
'aft with mandamuses aud injunctions
that ha won't inilnd one or two more.
Even tho official crop forecaster for
Nebraska considers that coudltloas lolut
to an . unprecedented harvest. When
this authority lakes the tmll end of the
.market It Is wife to put your coppers
The fact that dead hull a us were al
lotted land ou the Uintah reservation
.would iudloate that the Utes are not
backward in learning one of the lcusous
of clvllliutiou "put money In your
' Colorado courts must be as anxjous
to establish precedents tit bauk fuiluro
cases as they were lu the labor cases,
so the supreme court has tied the hands
.of all suhordluate courts iu the Denver
No doubt of liisirke t'uekran's eon
version to the Taft Philippine idea sluee
he has offervd to deliver a lecture lu
.Msuiia. nut he will take care not to
quote some of hi former speeches ou
the subject. ,
Officers of the bureau of animal In
dustry at South Omuha declare that
Ibvy will bo glad to extern! tho wel
com lug baud to any Investigating com
ruitteo that may vUlt them with cre
dentials from AYashtngton. If the lu
restlgators can be made to feel sure
they will b welcome, the cb.auv.fs ar
the wUI ot cart to vomo.
There Is do doubt that a very strong
feeling of hostility to word tho United
States' exists In Venoiuplft and U being
stimulated by President Castro of thHt
republic. Thnt pugnacious person, who Is
virtually n dictator, lias t.egtia making ;
preparation for possible future trouble
with this country. He proposes to create
a navy and lias ordered torpedo boats In
Ktirope and also a considerable quantity
of arms and ammunition. An American
who recently returned from Venezuela
told a newspaper representative that
Castro had declared he was going to
"fight the Yankees." This authority
further itated that the Venezuelan dic
tator Is seeking to enlist the sympnthy
and assistance of several of the neigh
boring republics, with a view to forming
a coalition against this country. In
fart It is snld that his comprehensive
scheme Is to effect a congress of South
AmerlcaVi countries for the purpose of
forming an anti-North American alli
ance. Kor this atnte of affairs an American
nsphalt company, which had a conces
sion from the government of Venezuela,
Is chiefly responsible. AlleKlng that the
company had given aid to the revolution
ary party Castro determined to deprive
It of the concession. In this lie was
sustained by tho high federal court of
Venezuela. Tha company appealed to
our government and nt Inquiry was In
stituted by the American minister. Ite
cently President Roosevelt appointed a
special commissioner to Investigate cer
tain affairs at the Venezuelan capital njid
this appears to have aroused Castro's
aiijrer aud resentment. Homemberlng
that the Intervention of the United
States saved the southern republic from
a conflict with England, It would seem
that cen n Castro would feel some grati
tude toward tills country, but that Is a
quality that does not prevail to uny
great extent among South American
politicians who, like blrn, attained power
through Intrigue aud revolution. It Is
knowledge of this that causes many to
doubt the expediency of Interposition
on the part of this country to protect
those people when threatened by for
eign nations against which they have
committed offeuses that deserve punish
ment. TfiE TREASURY PORTFOLIO-
There Is no authority, bo fur as ap
pears, for the reports that Secretary
Shaw contemplates resigning the treas
ury portfolio, but they persist, which
naturally causes it to be assumed, that
there Is sulntuntlal ground for them.
So far ns known the relations between
'resident Roosevelt and Secretary Shaw
ure entirely friendly, while the financial
nd business Interests of the country
have not recently Indicated any want
of confidence In the head of the Treas
ury Department. It has been remarked
that he is more of an administrator
than a financier, but it will hardly be
denied that he has shown a great deal
of financial judgment aud tact.
Meanwhile two men are mentioned
as possible successors to Secretary
Shaw. These are Postmaster General
'ortelyou and Mr. H. H. Hanna of In
dianapolis. Either would undoubtedly
make an acceptable secretary of the
reasury, though Mr. Cortelyou has had
uo experience In financial affairs. He
has, however, demoustmied the highest
ability in administrative work. Mr.
Hanna knows a great deal about finance.
He was prominent In the sound money
movement and had as much to do as any
man outside of congress in promoting
gold standard legislation. If the presi
dent should be called upon to appoint
a uew secretary of the treasury It is be
lieved he could find no better man than
TUE GERM AS ATTITUDE.
The attitude of Germany In regard to
trade with this country has been pretty
well discussed. It was tho most potent
Influence with those Interests which
promoted the national reclp-octty con
ference and it is expected to coiumaud
a good deal of utteutlon at the .text ses
sion of congress, for those who are In
terested iu preserving our large trade
with Germany will not permit tho sub-
ect to be neglected. They have started
a campaign with the earnest pur;ose of
having something doue that will prevent
tho curtailment of American exports to
German markets and it Is their evident
Intention to prosecute It energetically
It has been stated that tho Oermun
government has invited our government
to enter upon negotiations for a ne.v
treaty under the reciprocity iatne of
our tariff law, but It Is understood that
the iuvitatlon lucludes a rnser.utlon ou
the part of Germany to withhold ftom
the United States part of the conces
sions given to other nations with which
treaties have been made iu accordance
with the new German tariff. It Is said
to be the contention of Germany that
our law so rostrlets the articles that c-m
le used In effecting a reciprocal agree
ment that he will not obtain tho sarno
advantages lu trade from us as rho wUI
from other nations, consequently shi Is
not disposed to give the United 8ttes
the full benefit of the "conventional"
rates that she gives other countries en
tering into commercial treaties with her,
these rates being ivery much lower than
the rates called "general" which aro im
posed ou goods coming from countries
which do not make new treaties.
If this correctly respresents tho Gor
man attitude it will of course be useless
to enter upon the negotiation of a com
mercial treaty. If that country Is not
willing to place the United State on an
equal footing with tho countries -now
seven In number with which Germany
has made new treaties, auy eff rt to
effect a reciprocity agreement would to
doomed to Inevitable failure. What Is
desired hero Is that thoao American
products UKn which the new Germau
tariff Imposes duties in some cis- pro
hibitory shall bo given tho sauto raiea
that are accorded to the treaty couatrlcs
wo. Lk iToUiKt. . It Ika Qti nma o
eminent will not do this lu etHi:m"
for th lower duties nuthorlr.el by the
reciprocity climse of the lliixly hiw It
would le a .wnste of tltuo to nciMtliiit
a treaty and It Is snfe to ny tint Itiis
will be the view of the iidniiiilv.triitloii.
It Is possible, however, thnt ( ;!. miiy
will be found disposed to take n 1Hmt.i1
View of the matter and go farther than
Is Implied In the alxive statement. Tlieto
appears to le no dubt that 'h earn
estly desires to have a reciprocity treaty
with the United States and thtw nxevt
the possibility of a tariff war, realizing
that such a conflict would probab.y
prove far more damaging to herelf than
to this country. It Is to bo liorno in
mind that very nearly If not tu'ifo foiir
flfths of what Germany Imports from
the United States she must bnve iitnl
cannot obtain, at least In sMillcieiit
quantity, elsewhere, while nnicii that
wo Import from Germany we wi'd dis
pense with without very serlous!y feel
ing the loss. This, we may l.i? sure. Is
as well understood In Gerniun? ns hero
and ust exert an Influence against any
pylry that might be provocative of com
rREPAHS FOR AK-SA R-BKX.
The annuul Ak-Sar-Ren carnival and
pageantry Is less than six weeks ahead
of us and It behooves every loyal cltlzeu
within Ak-Sar-Reu's Jurisdiction to con
tribute to Its success. Ak-Sar-Reu has,
perhaps, not made so much noise this
year as on other occasions, but has leeu
none the lc as busy In his workshop,
and .factory, and does not hesitate to
promise that his coming court festivities
will be as attractive aud as notable as
niy In previous yours, and every one
who has had experience knows that that
Is saying a great deal.
The first thing to do In tho direction
of assisting in Ak-Sar-Ren's good work
Is to help swell the membership roll.
There Is no hustling committee this
japar, each and every subject being or
dained a special committee of oue to
act as a recruiting officer for himself
and friends. The point Is well taken
that the people of Omaha, who are chief
beneficiaries of the organization, ought
not to have to le drummed up year
after year to keep their names ou the
Another Important duty Is to see to
It that Omaha gets the fullest beuelit
from the Ak-Sar-Ren entertainment.
This can be secured only by attracting
a largo number of out-of-town visitors
for the carnival week. It takes time to
Interest out-of-town folks to the point
of attending on Ak-Sar-Ren's court, so
the preliminaries should be begun with
out delay. Omaha ought to entertain
100,000 visitors during Ak-Sar-Reu week
and It could and would do so If it weut
about the work In the right way.
Recause Ak-Sur-Ren has become a
permanent fixture, we must not lose
sight of the important part he plays In
our business and social world, nor over
look or neglect anything that will ex
tend his sway or Increase his prosperity.
Tho local newspaper mouthpiece of
the demo-pops has at last been backed
into a comer, where it Is forced to sus
tain its fulmlnations against the repub
lican party of Nebraska by the mere
assertion that those corporations were
never able to get their grip on the demo
cratic party "to anything like the same
extent." If it Is a question merely of
extent of railroad domination, the rec
ords will show that the railroads got
what they wanted mure' often and
easier when the fuslonlsts ran the state
house than they have since the repub
lican restoration. To the question, why
the railroads make such a mighty effort
to control the republican organization,
the answer Is that it takes more effort
to eoutrol it, while their experience with
the fusion bunch has loen that they can
be eorra'led any time at small outlay
after election as well as before.
The efforts of the charter makers to
eliminate wnrraut brokerage ou the pay
rolls of city laborers appear to have
failed to attain the desired object Tho
only way to keep some men from as
signing their pay claims would be to
give them their money at the end of
each day's work, and even then a few
of them would try to discount the fu
ture. Emperor William may do the most
talking about the divine right of kings,
ttit Emperor Francis Joseph is the only
constitutional monarch at present who
Is trying to put the theory Into practice
in the face of an adverse majority.
That times and inannees change Is
proven beyond a doubt by the remarks
of Mr. Falrlanks at the dedication of a
soldiers' monumeut in New York. Im
agine an Indiana republican talking that
way twenty years ago!
Illinois lnstHvtors explalu that the
cases of yellow fever from Missouri es
caped them in a row loat in the Missis
sippi river. Those officials will have to
apologise to their fellows for lettiug
The failure of the Russian govern
ment to float an internal loau lu a satis
factory manner should have a good
effect at Portsmouth if M. Witte thinks
public opinion has auy weight with his
Watch the Prrawader.
In case the Russian and Japanese feel
that they cannot come to terms, will they
be kind enough to step behind the barn
and look at the big stick?
Eahaarlaar the orld'a Gaiety.
The Justly celebrated professors of the
University of Chicago continue to swat
the heavens and the earth. They have
now kUled off the nebular hypothesis.
Thus, on by on, the Joys of childhood
Knilstlif the First.
Tha late Secretary Hay likened Theodore
Roosevelt to Abraham Uneoln. but the
latest president Is making great progress
In emulating the first. He was first In
ths sm with Spain, U am U tli vcs
between Russia and Jspan. and lie has a
vary wsrm place in the hearts of his coun
A t'nnatltntlnnal Impediment.
Bt. I.ouls Globe Iemocrst.
Jmlire Rt-ewer's su(rrstlon that we may
elect a woman president In the cogrse of
this century Is Impracticable, as no woman
could be Induced to admit tho constitutional
Were They Cheap Skates?
Chicago Record Herald.
A Nebraska man claims that he was Rble,
through an expenditure of tt.rno. to kill six
anti-trust Mils In the legislature of that
state. Pnealhly the Nebraska legislature
has a bargain counter attachment.
Where the Trnnhle Comes In.
Tha meeting of the reciprocity conference
In Chicago has once more made It clear
that the tariff problem would be a very
simple matter If there were not so many
persistent and pugnacious different opin
ions about It.
Haadelaea) of flrotherhood.
Down In Massachusetts a colored,
preacher recently took the members of his
race to task for "industriously seeking
after something easy." But Is this not an
Indication of equality between the white
and black races T
Wir'i llnakr Rival.
New York Tribune.
Not the least Impressive of the many fig
ures In regard to railroad mileage, passen
gers carried, etc, are those which show
that 10,046 persons lost their lives on Ameri
can railroads last year. In other words,
tho railroads annually kill as many people
as perish In a great battle.
"Some Good In the Worst of l'n."
Speaking of the Beef trust. It Is not alto
gether bad It has ift taken a smash at
ths Coal trust If only the Steel trut
would tnke a punch at the Beef trust and
tho Coal trust throw a ton of pain Into
the Steel trust we might be happy yet at
tending the funeral of all three.
A Dangerous Talent.
William Travers Jerome may be "the
equal of the late John J. Ingolls In stinging
Invective and cutting wit," as an admirer
declares him to be, but those qualities are
not likely to help him on the path to polit
ical advancement. It was precisely because
Senator Ingnlls possessed and employed
Invective and Irony In their highest de
velopment that ho died a disappointed man.
With his Intellectual gifts Joined to a
kindlier temperament he could have aspired
to any office, Including the presidency.
COST OF lSLILDIXi MATERIALS.
Present High Prleea Xot Dne to Tariff
New York Sun.
A few days ago we commented on the
relation of tbe tariff to the cost of building.
Opposing the view upon which the building
and loan associations propose to me
morialise congress for a repeal of the tariff
on building materials, we claimed that the
present high cost of building operations
is due to an increase In wages rather than
to the effect of tariff rates. This opinion
finds support in a bulletin Issued by the
bureau of labor In Washington, giving In
detail the course of wholesale prices on a
considerable variety of merchandise from
1S90 to 1904.
The basis of comparison tor the Items
quoted from this official report Is the av
erage price of the specified articles during
the decade 18f0-1899 and the average price
of those articles during the year 1904. The
following comparison appears In the Items
of lumber, the price being per 1,000 feet:
Oak, white, plain
Oak, white, quartered.
Pine, white, No. 2
Pine, white, uppers.
line, yellow 18.
Spruce ,r 14.35
In no way can this Increase, In some
cases enormous, be attributed to tariff In
fluences. It Is due almost, If not quite,
solely to decreasing supply. Increased de
mand and higher wages for those who
handle the wood from stump to building.
Among miscellaneous Items entering Into
building processes the following may be
cited. The basis of comparison Is the same
as that of the foregoing table:
Common domestic brick,
per M 35.56
Common mortise locks, each. .0S17
Iead pipe, per 100 pounds... 4 81
M wire nails J. 16
Portland cement, domestic. 1.90
Rosendale cement s7
Pine doors 1 09
Shingles, cypress 23
Window glass, firsts 2 15
Window glass, thirds 1.819
tlimmon lime 833
Screws, per gross 131
These Items may be taken as fairly rep
resentative and fairly Indicative. In some
cases there has been an Increase which Is
out of all proportion to changes made In
the tariff by the Dlngley law. In other
cases, clearly subject to tariff Influences,
there has been actual and sometimes large
reduction. Portland cement Is, on any
thing like Its present scale, a new Industry
In this country. Although we are using
vastly more than we did a decade ago, our
Imports are about one-half what they then
were and the "price. Instead of being In
creased by the tariff. Is less than It used
to be. IJme shows little change. Nails and
screws are cheaper. Pricks, which w
would not and Could not Import In any case,
are dearer, not because the crude clay Is
orth more, but because brlckmakers are
getting higher wages than formerly. Bo
might the whole list be analysed with slm,
Senator Clark of Montana complains of
having too much money. Pass It up.
The center man of the whole population
of the Vnlted States Is Henry Marr, a
farmer who lives near Columbus, Bartholo
mew county, Indiana.
Walter Pamrosch. If he can be released
from contracts previously made, will accept
the position offered hlot of the newly
created chair of music at the University of
A. S. Bams of Elklns. W. Va..,ls In
point of sen-Ice the oldest railway postal
clerk In the employ of this country. He
hss been In the department since Unculn
Louis A. Pradt, assistant attorney gen
eral of the I'nlted States, who sailed from
Philadelphia last Saturday for a tour of
Europe, Is to retire from office at the close
of this year lo resume private practice In
The first ascent of Mont Blane by a
woman in 16 was made by Miss Bessie
Norton of London under groat difficulties.
The cold was so intense that the breath
froie Inside M si Norton's helmet and one
of the men of the party had Icicles two
Inches long hanging from his mustache.
Baron Komura, the principal peacs envoy
from Japan, hardly says a word outside
his own apartments or the conference
chamber. Consequently there was more
or lees excitement In the dining room of
his hotel In Portsmouth the other day
when the diminutive oriental delivered
himself of a brief address. The baron
looked around with unwonted animation
and everybody felt certain that at last he
was about to speak- Catching the eye of
a startled waiter, be speks as fallows; "I
vast ocas beans,'
AMOMI THE rrcCF.MAKF.R.
Scenes and Incidents Roand Ahoat
Whether or not ft treaty of peace will
be the result of the Russo-JapRncse con
ference, Portsmouth has achieved a placo
In the history of the world and ol.talned
a vast amount of profitable publicity with
out money nnd without price. Knterprlslng
residents appreciate the opportunity and
are working It to the limit. Correspondents
are not allowed to slunitxT when news
slumps or a crisis escspe. They sre
shown things, entertained and Jollied In
such a fascinating way that letters over
flow with complimentary notices of the
quaint old town. Supplementing these ad
vance notices are pictorial booklets de
scribing and halftoning the attractions
of the town, old as It Is, Portsmouth
has a large bunch of Johnjiies-on-the-spot.
"I.t us have peace!" quoted one of tho
Japanese, peace commissioners when he of
fered cigars to a couple of officers from
the Boston navy yard who were visiting
Portsmouth a few days ago. He snld the
cigars were from a supply presented to
the members of both tho Russian and
Japanese commissions by a Cuban In busi
ness In New York, "who saw many years
of war In his own Island." Each cigar
was wrapped In silver tissue, with a tinted
American flag bearing tho mntto, "Pence
to all nations," on either side of which
was the name "Theodore Roosevelt."
Nearly all the Japanese names, It ap
pears, have a more or less poetic signifi
cance, btit they don't always flt the wear
ers. For example, Komtira means a "lit
tle village," and the baron's first name,
Tutaro, means "live long, big fellow."
Komnra Isn't big at nil and he lives In
Toklo, which Isn't a village by any
measurements. Takahlra means "a high
level," and his first name, Kogoro, means
"small fellow." Now. Takahlra Isn't small
as his people go, but It Isn't denied thnt his
Intellect Is on a high level. Kaju Nnko
mura, the name of one of the correspond
ents here, might be translated by a little
stretching Into "the simple life In a town
aboutmhe size of Manayunk," for "Kaju"
stands for "hnppy, live long." and Nako
mura Is "medium-sized village."
The Japanese are perhaps earlier risers
nnd are last to retire. This grows In part
out of their more deliberative methods and
the care and attention which they give to
details. Baron Komura and Minister
Takahlra are In the public dining room
ready for their morning repast by g
o'clock. Komura eats sparingly, ne of
the female summer boarders who was
seated not far from his table, noting his
diminutive stature, his stoop shoulders,
his thin, drled-up look, and the soft-boiled
egg, the half of an orange and the single
piece of tonst which usually contents him
for breakfast, commented. "They ought to
feed him on bird seed."
M. Witte seldom leaves his bedroom
until 8:30. The moment his door Is heard
to slam by the other Russians along the
same corridor the whole procession comes
trooping out. They make their way down
the long hall to the prlvato dining room
on tho second floor of the hotel and
breakfast is served. Witte, like his asso
ciates, enjoys his meals and each Is of
generous proportions. Steaks, chops, fruits,
eggs, and our much-advertised breakfast
foods and rolls, all go to the plate of the
big Russian and eventually to his capa
Hotel Wentwfcrth Is a great place for
dressing. As soon as the envoys return
from Klttery they rush to their apartments
to get Into evening toggery, although
Komura and Takahlra rarely wear dinner
coats. One young woman, a handsome
westerner, by actual account appeared In
four different costumes yesterday, and It
was raining at that. Some of the others
were only one gown behind her, and run
The best dressed woman at the hotel, apd
the best looking, too. Is the mother of a
wonderfully large family. She might easily
pass for the older sister of two of her
daughters, who are also at the Went
worth. The Russian envoys show a decided pref
erence for automobiles In returning from
the conference hall and for the decks of
the Mayflower In going over. The first
sure sign that the Russians are about to
depart, and that the hour of 9 o'clock has
arrived, Is the appearance at the right
and left of the porte cochere of the two
body servants of Wltte and Pokotlloff. A
still more certain sign that the exact mo
ment for the appearance of Wltte and
Pokotlloff has come Is the springing from
the doorway of a six-foot-six Chinaman,
whose Imposing proportions have already
been described In this correspondence. He
swings tho door open and Wltte and Poko
tlloff march forth. The Chinaman dashes
Into the hotel and a moment later Jumps
rut with a sole-leather case as large as a
generous slsed steamer trunk, but held by
a handle like a woman's handbag and
almost with as much ease by the big
Manchu. Baron Rosen Is next to appear,
and In the order of their rank and Impor
tance the secretaries and attaches come
silently marching forth.
If the trip Is to be made by water, the
distance Is a mile and a half through the
Plsacatqua river out Into the Atlantic and
back again to reach the island. If It is
over the land route, usually taken by the
Japanese, the distance Is three miles
through as picturesque, a country as can
be found east of the Rocky mountains. As
the machine puffs out from under the porte
cochere and down the broad driveway
fronting the hotel, tho envoys can look out
to sea across a placid harbor and toward
a semicircular horlxon. Interrupted at one
place by the crags and rugged rocks of
the Isles of Shoals, made famous to all
the reading world by Celia Thaxter, whose
home was there, and whose poems, aside
from their literary excellence, have given
to the world permanent pen pictures of
New England types of the last two de
cades. Down the driveway the chauffesr
sends his machine to the perfect dirt road,
which rises and falls In an undulating way
to Portsmouth and the quaint old town of
Klttery. First -they pass the small farms
of the New Englandcrs, which cut on the
broad prairies of the west would hardly
be considered more than truck patches In
sise. Each Is separated from the other
by walls of rough stones taken from the
not too fertile ground. Through the town
of Portsmouth the machine carries them
along streets which twist and turn In
graceful lines between old colonial homes
perfect In their preservation, glorious In
their glass doorknob, mahogany framed
windows and fancifully wrought brass
knockers, most of which came from abroad
In the last century. They do say that, so
proud are these Portsmouth old families of
glass knobs and brass knockers, that with
the approach of winter they are carefully
removed and stored away in the chamois
with which they ar dally polished In tha
Entering the town of Portsmouth, the
envoys pass a New England mill pond
framed In by hardy trees of luxuriant
green growth forming a picture which
might well be taken for the original of a
masterpiece by some great landscape artist.
There is the placid surface of the greenish
blue water, flecked by the graceful moving
hits fowl and flanked by the antique
mill, with Its ponderous wheel set below
! the mill dam On ore of the main streets
' ii.e eavvjs (ass lt ' JoLu Paul Jvoss
Th little rtd label on trry loaf.
Pure, Rich Appetizing
...5 Cents a Loaf....
Over four hundred grocers Fell it.
U. P. STEAM MARINO CO.
house, which today la perfect In Its preser
vation. Here It was that John Paul Jones
lived while his fleet was building In the
nearby water of the sea'on which he rode
and fought his way into eternal fame.
AMERICAN KSTKRP1USK ABROAD
Canse of Failure to Hold Sooth
Special Agent Hutchinson In Consular
Much complaint is also made as to the
spusnioillc character of American enterprise
In the Drailllan market. A dull year In
the domestic markets of the I'nlted States
sends a flood of circulars and a horde of
commercial travelers to South America In
an attempt to get rid of surplus product.
Usually theso efforts are fairly successful,
merchants hero being induced by the ex
cellence of tho goods or by unusually low
prices to enter Into Amerlcn connections.
But the moment the home market shows
improvement, thn American exporter grows
Indifferent and neglects or postpones atten
tion to his Bouth American orders. In
short, Braill is looked upon as a con
venient dumping grounds In times of need,
while the demands Of more regular trade
This complaint I And Is quite as univer
sal as the one concerning careless packing.
And In some cases the neglect takes the
most exasperating forms. For Instance,
I was told a few days ago by one of the
largest Importers of goods from the United
States, a man who fully recognises the
excellence of American manufactue and
the possiblllt!-s of development of our
trade, and who Is anxious to do a larger
business with us, that he has almost des
paired of Increasing his American purchases
or dealing with any but a few of the
largest and best-known American firms.
He told roe of numerous cases In which,
after forming new American connections
solicited by the Americans themselves, he
had had his orders neglected, or his ship
ments delayed, for months or even aban
doned entirely, with no more satisfactory
excuse (to him) than that the factory was
'too busy" on other orders. Such con
nections he naturally abandons at once
and for good.
This last complaint really strikes the
keynote of the whole difficulty; American
exporters have not met with greater suc
cess here largely because they have not
made sufficiently persistent effort. There
Is not aji Importer here with whom I have
talked, whatever Ms nationality, who has
not told me emphatically that there Is a big
trade' awaiting the Americans the moment
they are ready to take hold of It with
persistence and determination. But spas
modic efforts In the long run do more harm
than good. The opinion Just expressed that
Rrasll is ready to take American goods
In very large quantities as soon as tne
American manufacturers are ready to
spare sufficient time from the demands of
the home market to give proper attention
to the peculiar needs of the southern con
tinent, Is confirmed by the figures given
In my fifth report. There it is shown
that In spite of certain handicaps, which
our exporters suffer, In spite of the Inad
equacy of our methods as outlined In the
present letter, our exports have suffered
less in the last ten years of Brazilian de
pression than have those of any of our
rivals, with the single exception of Italy.
There Is every Indication that a relatively
little effort in the right direction will turn
our present decreasing trade Into an in
creasing one. ' In fact there are certain
lines of our export trade In which there
Is already marked Improvement, and I
shall hope In my next report to present
figures which show what thaae lines are,
and to examine the causes of tha satis
factory condition of their export.
Grand Army- Gallantry.
New Tork Tribune.
The Orand Army of the Republic Is grow
ing old, but age has not affected Its gal
lantry. Women's work has always been
appreciated by the organization, and the
Woman's Relief Corps has received at the
har.da of the veterans many courtesies.
But it has remained for the present commander-in-chief
to make comrades of tho
women by appointing three distinguished
members of the Relief Corps as aide on
his staff. The act was a graceful tribute
to a worthy and Important auxiliary body.
and It Is safe to predict that General John
R. King will have no helpers at the na
tional encampment at Denver who will be
more trustworthy or more willing to per
form the duties assigned to them than his
new aides, Mrs. Sherman, Mrs. Turner and
In the throat? That means hoarseness, sore
throat, tonsillitis. In the chest? Then bron
chitis, pneumonia, consumption.
Do not let your cold settle. Break it up! Drive
it out! Ask your doctor the best medicine for
this. If he says Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, take it
at once. If he has anything better, take that.
by She O.
For Perfection in
HOPR FOR TUB OPPRESSED.
Comlntt Investigation Designed te
Mralghten Political Kinks.
' New Tork Sun.
The Hon. William Jennings Bryan It
abut to set forth on his tour around ths
world. The oppressed and downtrodden In
habitants of the Philippines will have an
early opportunity to submit to his examin
ation. To Investigate the conditions under
which the Filipinos live is "one of the
prime objects" of Mr. Bryan's excursion.
He wishes to see for himself what Is "ths
trend" In the Islands. He speaks:
I tnsy unearth something thnt will be
Interesting,' he added, and smiled signi
ficantly. Colonel Bryan unquestionably will "un
earth something that will be Interesting." it
Is his mission and delight to "unearth" In
teresting things. He disclosed the Ore.it
Gold Plot of 1KW. He brought to light tha
Impending victory of free allver in the earns
year. He uncovered to the people of
America the Inevitable and unavoidable
ruin thnt would result from tbe election nf
McKtnlny and Hobart. He pointed out tj
them the political deluge that was to over
whelm McKlnley and Roosevelt In 1!'.
These are but samples of Colonel Bryan s
achievements In the "unearthing" Industry
slnco he grasped the nomination for prem
dent in the Chicago convention nine years
The Hon. W. Bourke Cockran will d
well to quit the Philippines before Colonel
Bryan arrives. The Nebraska soldier
statesman may "unearth" the New York
lightning change orator If he catches him
In our Asiatic possessions.
"I hear," said one financier, ,that Mr.
Rockefeller la bathing his feet in the early
morning dew to benefit his health."
"Yes," replied the other. "Having gotten
all there Is out of oil, he Is going to try
water." Washington Star.
"Bridget." snld Mrs. Hiram Often to the'
new servant, "the woman whose name you
gave as reference tells me you were not
always truthful and obedient."
"No, ma'am," replied Bridget, "I couldn't
be wld her a-tellln' me all the time lo say
she wasn't at home." Philadelphia Ledger.
Brlggs Is Perkins successful in his ahzV
Origgs Oh. yes. His wife has supported
him for years. Brooklyn Life.
"No." said the higher critic, "I can't
accept the truth of everything In the Bible.
Now, there's that story of Baalam; I don t
believe that an ass could speak, do you'"
"How can I doubt it now, with th evi
dence before me?" replied ths plain Chris
tian. Catholic Standard. ,
The Rev. Dr. Fourthly-There are ap
parent difficulties, of course, in reconciling
the seemingly contradictory doctrines of
foreordlnatlon and frea will, but
The Rev. K. Mowatt Laightly Not now,
my dear brother; not now. 1 made all tnat
as clear as noonday In a sermon I preached
six weeks rago. Chicago Tribune.
"Why do you call her the -regular out-and-out
summer girl?' "
"Because she s positively the limit. I've
known her to walk twenty blocks In ths
biasing sun Just to get an ice cream Soda
to cool herself off." Philadelphia Ldger.
OVER THE LIXE WITH DAD.
Topeka State Journal.
If I could be a boy again,
On the wings of fancy loose.
Free from the cares that makes us men.
In rn v dear nA Hu.v Q .
Of all there was I now recall
That made my boy heart glad,
I wish I might go aga:n
Over the line with Dad.
Churns with the brakeman laugh and Jcke
Hide on the engine a while.
hashing away the grime and smoke.
Standing up straight in the aia.e.
Climbing up on the counter higli.
Oh. what a treat for a lad!
Coffee, sandwich and custard pie
Over the line with Dad.
Sit way up on the lookout, too.
With an. eye on the Jostling cars,
Climbing there In the night to view
The way of the lanterned stars;
Snuggled close to the truest friend
That ever a fellow had.
Wishing the trip might never end
Over ths line with Dad.
I grudge no one the train de luxe
with its splendid wood and brass
Fc.- fond I keep In memory s bojks
A record none may surpass;
Ah. could I onlv bv magic ruse,
Take any trip to be had.
I'd rather ride In that old caboose,
Over the line with Dad.
The old caboose hss gone long sine.
And its crew has whistled tiie skv.
Fancy still with Its radant tints
Illumines the days gone by;
And when God s caller comes rounl for m
My heart shall be far from sad,
If only I know that I m to go
Over the line with Dad.
Ache all over? Feverish?
Chilly? Just coming down
with a hard cold? Where do
you suppose it will settle?
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