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The Omaha daily Bee
FOUKPfeD FT UPWARD ROSKWATER
VICTOR KOSEWATtK. EDITOR.
rlKK BCILWNO. FAKXAM AND UTH.
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Dwight Williams, circulation manager
et The Ba Publishing cumpany. being
dr-ly (worn, says that lb averaa dally
circulation, less spoiled, unused and re
turned eoplea. tor to month el February.
VOi. u -Wj)WIG,rT WILLIAMS.
Rqhsrrlbed tn mv presence and "worn U
. befer m this 6th day of March. 111
Snbaea-lbers leavlas th alty
reeapeevtlr ahssld bar Th
no all ta theea. Address
will be ekea-ed ea afte aa r.
OH, (tract and Joyous spring,
thon'rt even (entla.
"Palpable aprioc indeed, or toe
indications of It" It waa on April
t, Walt Whitman wrote thoae word a,
so that we hare ret a fortnight to go
before missing that test. Perhaps
the 'Gray Poet," who kept in such
close contact with God's glorious out-
of-doors and seemed to read its mys
tic secrets with Intuitive precision,
was also accustomed to belated
Unseen bttda, tn finite, hidden welt.
Under the anew and ire, under the dark-
Slam desires to become a repub
lic. What Is it now?
Under the snow and Ice the bods
are unseen this year, an assurance
if any bo needed to allay anxious
fears of premature bursting Into
bloom .only to be nipped by a vagrant
blast of winter delayed in the pass
ing. Tbe calendar spring is here; it
arrived yesterday with the mercury
hovering about the lower twenties
and snow and sleet and wind prevail
ing. Here Is another red-letter day
for the oldest Inhabitant to store np
In the chamber of bis reminlacenses
March to. Ill spring, that gen-
tlo thing of which poeta write. Let
no careless person forget and speak
again of "this winter." The eeaeons
are fixed by the calendar, not the
oracle who bands out dally weather,
bulletins. No matter what . the
weather man or anyone els tells
yon to the contrary, no matter what
your thermometer says, this la now
spring. Winter is eight months off.
Soon we shall see "The First Dande
lion." Simple and fresh and fair from winter's
As If no artifice of fashion, busituta.
politics, bad ever bean.
Forth from Its sunny nook ef sbaiter'd
sraea Innocent, golden, calm aa tka
daws. - .... -
The iprtDf i first dandelion shows Its
disputes with employes to tie up
great Industrial plants for Indefinite
"Progressive , is aa
does." President Taft,
"All the administration wanta la
square deal." President Taft
March la bleating a little too soon.
Somehow, it sounds like a wolf's cry.
Pinch yourself. According to the
calendar this is the first day of
a lot of mollycoddles.
Mr. Taft must know how to "bit
the line bard." lodging from that
Boston speech of his.
The fugitive were'- rounded . np
When they got out , of Lancaster
count Into the vicinity of Douglas
eoanty,'" T t.".rV -)'; )'
One would never guess from their
front name that OHIO Janet and
Tray Woodson were ragged old Ken-
State fair manager at Chicago
promise to Put the ban on fax and
freak exhibits. Here ia a tip (or the
Ak-Sar-Bea Midway managers.
Fortunately, , the primary law
leaves the door open a little loafer
for candidates who have filed to
withdraw. Dont crowd there!
' Now, If our tree do sot get too
Impulsive over this warm burst of
weather and come out prematurely
with their bud. aU will be well.
That democratic harmony at Lin-
cola, on the occasion of the Bryan
birthday dinner, waa thick enough
to cut. but it would back th best
knife Inte a saw.
While raspoadlnc te the demand
for a censorship for moving picture
shows, a eeaaorshlp ef the city coun
cil proceeding might be thrown In
for good measure.
Walt till the (rest north eat eta tee
acta te com In, than we'll show yon.
Chairman Dtxoa of the Rooeavelt Third
North Dakota ha Just arrived.
J to S, In favor of La Follette.
Strict order have been given at
Ue Roosevelt publicity headquarter
not to let the words "third term" get
into any - matter that leaves the
bureau. Wise politician, those.
llr. Bryan still heal tales to tell
whom be prefer for the democratic
presidential nomination. Can he be
afraid his decision might be subject
to reversal on appeal to popular
vote? , ...
,' Bulneti Sky Clearing".
The improvement ia buslneaa which
set In with the new year continues
and the prospects for a year of aver
age results are very good. Tha dis
tinctive feature In affair I ths
strength of the stock market, say
th Commercial Chronicle, and yet
It, as well aa Dun's Review, goes on
to show that In actual trading and
commerce there la substantial ad
vance, It I mot speculative im
provement "Th 'country' Indus
trie give evidence of widening activ
ity In face of political uncertainties,"
adds th Chronicle, and in th same
connection, Dun' observe: "Mills
are wall supplied with order and th
iraae generally w Beginning to ex
hibit a striking contrast to the de
pression aa I remembered existed
year ago, -S i
.It seems to us that inch obarrva
tlong : by thee .coaeervatlv T and
authoritative sources should - hava
great Influence In allaying anxiety
and discouraging Intentionally false
reports to th contrary. A vast com
bination of etrcumitances, natural
and otherwise, has conspired to dis
courage business condition and busi
ness condition go 01 Improving la
spit of this. In that ia all th room
for hop and encouragement the
eoeatry need, it probably ta true.
that, owing to th derangement of
prion schedule, seme of th indus
tries are doing business on narrow
margin, bnt they have no aerious
complaints on ' that score.' ' The
United 8tates Steel Corporation.
whose business Is steadily Improv
lng. It is said, ha not been reallxlng
wide margin ef profit, and ret it
stock ha been among th leaders in
the rise en the exchange.
Were There String on It!
Th debate on Colonel Roosevelt'a
public Acceptance of the. precedent
against a third term presidency and
his subsequent explanation that he
meant to limit his renunciation to a
third "consecutive" term, continue
all over th country. The exact lan
guage oed by President Roosevelt in
1104 Is follows: .
Th wise custom which limit the pres
ident to two terms regards th eub
stanee and not the form and under no
circumstance wis I be a candidate for
or accept another nomination. Theodora
Rpoeerelt. Kovembar t, IMS.
When he announced last month, "I
will accept the nomination for presi
dent If It I tendered to me," the
necessity of explaining away hi pre
vious declaration waa met with the
After the election of UM I announced
that I would not be a candidate for re
aomlnatlon. At that time good friend ef
mine surgeated that I should us seme
uch form as stating that I would not
be a candidate la IMS because ef the cus
tom that had grown up not ta elect
a man as president for a third eenaeeu
dve term, but ea thinking It ever I be
came convinced that K 1 used sueu lan
sva It would Inevitably be taken aa
an announcement that I would be a can
didate for another term In 1912. Tat even
as It was man began at .once to ask me
whether my refuaal waa to be held tn
apply te 0U or H. te which I, of
course, responded that It would be pre
posterous to answer, any such question
one way er the ether. Colonel Roosevelt,
January, iiU. to F. A- Munaey.
I want it underetAod that 1 hava not
chanced my mind. My position haa aim
ply bean, misunderstood. I said I would
not accept a nomination for a third term
under any circumstances, neanln. of
course, a third eoneeoutlve' term. Colonel
Roosevelt la publlo statement, February,
It just happen that Th Be I In
position to furnish a little additional
evldefcce In the case. While making
his western tour In DOS, th third
term talk was renewed, much to the
annoyance of President Roosevelt,
who, while pssslng through Ne
braska, In an authorised Interview,
which was printed at the time, per
mitted himself to be quoted aa fol
"You are authorised te stale that I will
not acain be a candidate for the office
ef president ef the t'nlted States. There
are no strings en this ata lament. 1
This Is President Roosevelt's reply to a
reporter of The Bee on his special train
aa It Journeyed across Nebraaka. A pub
lished statement to the effect that th
president would, be forced te accept a
renominatlon by the people who would
be areusad te that pitch by the failure to
enact remedial legialatlon was show
him. Hs sipraesed himself most entphat
lealiy that be was act t be a warred from
his determination by anv edvanoas that
might be made, no matter la what dls
gulee they eaae.-Tb pee, May W, IMS.
it seems that Colonel Roosevelt
succeeded in finding a string, al
though "he meant ft" In 1(05.
TIihDrv in Omaha
rcoMPiXato rwoivg mix fit j
. arHitAiiCH 81. j
Our disappointment caaaot be con
cealed ever the failure of Would-be
Senator Sorenson to dig op his 150
this year after making such n loud
noise about what he was going to do
te th other fellow. ' -
Dr. Wiley worked for the govern
ment for twenty-nine year and la
that time hi salary waa doubled,
from $!,S00 to ff.101. Evidently,
th economic waste ia our country
I not In public salaries.
- If President Taft aaoald suddenly
renounce hi candidacy for re-election
and turn over th machinery of
government to assist Colonel Kooee-
relt to land th prise, how ntoeh
protecting woald w hear about the
"as of patronag" and "the official
at earn roller?1 Hew Baca, 4)4 ww
hear fovtr years ago when th then
president waa ia charge of th
chlsery! :. . .
Efficiency tad Eevesaea.
Th wis maxim that efficiency In
bnsia cannot be meaeured by
dividend alone, was laid down for
th guidance f th new mclency
society organised In New York. This
I a truism which reeognlae th fact
that efficiency la bustn compre
hends th welfare of th employe as
wall aa tha employer, a fact gener
ally recognised la theory, of course,
but too often Ignored In practice.
'Tailur to pay a proper wag u an
Inefficiency which I producing so
cialism.", say manufacturer at this
organisation meeting. And th
economic waste doe not wait to
begin with th advent ef aocialiam.
It starts with th beginning of a dis
pute between th business man and
his employ, and It cornea to a climax
In th maintenance of a big strike
or Industrial straggle, rsa though
tn men have not ceased to work
Sooner or later human aeirtshneea
will bar to give way to U higher
consideration of th tremendous Is
it entail, and when It doea labor and
capital win hav a better chance of
getting on more friendly terms, and
then btuinecs efficiency will follow
aa matter of course. It ia a good
deal Ilk the old system of railroad
management, when th director of
railroads operated them apparently
for the sol purpose of queeslng the
largest poaslbl dividends out of
them, without much regard for the
physical condition of the road and
rolling Stock. In a comparatively
abort time th equipment became so
deteriorated that revenue and
dividend were quickly absorbed la
costly attempt at recaperatSoa, and
those roads, of which there are
few distinct type her tn th middle
west, bar not yet been able to re
cover their former dividend prodne
lng power. That was Inefficiency of
a radical type, but not at bit
radical than th poUcy that permits
Tl- D I II D'
Knowing th record tor political
team work by "Mik' Hsn-ington
and "Artie" Mullen, this apparent
eon flic t ever presidential preference
look like a littl (tag play by th
prestidigitator to divert attention
while th disappearing rtk)e passes
between them. .
Coming event cast their shadows
before. The street commissioner ha
been "Instructed to us $5,000 a
month In eleaalng streets "if nece-
aary." A city election la Impending
in which every member of th coun
cil 1 up for another term.
A lot of candidates are putting out
personal platforms declaring them
selves for or against all aorta of
propositions. "Th platforms ea
which th campaign will b waged,
however, will be written at Chicago
and Baltimore la Jnne.
New York Bus,
What will the effect of tha catant da.
daloB be upon the continued ue by the
Hon. Theodore Rseaevelt of th para
mount patents of the Ho. William 1.
Tears Shed. '
The late unlameted winter will go late
the oeuvien ef th past unwept. us
hoaorad and unsaow. It haa daa Ma
beat te add te the earn total ot lb rn-
lamy ef the tlreee.
Thirty Tear Ago
The opera boaae waa filled tonight with
a cultivated and Intelligent audience tn
see and hear Oecar Wilde, the celebrated
dlaclpi of aitbetfetsm. who has been at
tract! n se much attention ttroaa-hewt
the country. "He was drtasid very es
outer! eJy, but withall becomingly."
The overland train from the west wa
four hour late, the delay being caused
by a snow blockade on the Central Pa
dfie. and It had made up seven hours
Everything quiet at the B. A M. dump.
Mayor Boyd appointed J. T. hely.
earn A. Hoaerlaad and C. H. Oulou to
appraise damage to property ea Leaven
worth street between Sixteenth and sev
enteenth streets; also L. Reed, John
U MoCagwe and L. W. HUI to appraise
all real estate belonging to tn city.
A reeohitleB peaeed the city council
requesting the governor and mayor to
withdraw tha troops sow ea service ta
this city as aeon as possible.
Bxherltf Guy Is training his dog Bob
te play In a professional ban nine.
Pax ton A Oallegher had th floor tim
bers laid for th first floor of their new
store en Tenth street.
A large part of a billboard oa the
southeast corner dt Tenth and Howard
tracts waa blown down by the detached
portJoa of a sepher which struck Omaha.
At the raffle at tha Union Pacific band
room ticket No. lil drew th buggy, ticket
No. S drew the saddle and bridle, ticket
No. fit drew the horse and harness.
George B. Cook, a capitalist from Rhode
Ialand, has purchased the entire front
on the south side of 8t Mary's avenue
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth, ex.
cepting a single corner kit, on which be
will erect eleven store with second and
third stories on the French flat plan.
Dr. K. Den an -early and prominent
resident ef Omaha, ts on a visit here
from his present residence la Colored.
Henry W. Tales, cashier, ef the saw
Nebraska National bank, has gone east
to gain Ideas for th coming structure
ths new bank proposes to erect, which
probably will be aa iron butidln.
Ths county commissioners hav decided
on previsions for lowering the grade of
Farnam street. The excavation for
court house site will go down six feet
further, which will bring the main floors
of the court houee.aa4 Jail ea th level.
Twenty Year Ago
Colonel W; F. Cody came In from his
ranch at North Tlatta. He met hie In.
tsrnreter, O. C Crager, who had Just
come In frame the east, having escorted a
aumber ef Indians whe bad been with the
how, to Europe last year. The Indian
went p t th Fine Rida reservation,
A sneak thief vlalted the residence ef
I. J. Harris, IKt Leavenworth street, and
got away with IB worth of plunder, In
cluding jewelry aad allverware.
There was a meeting of the Bo
hemian Republicans elub at National hall.
Thirteenth aad Wllham street. Two hun
dred members and visitor attended. J eh
Rosleky delivered the principal address
ea the tariff. ' . . .
Charles Flelschmaan, " the bt yeast
ms)ufaetarr ef Cincinnati, .arrived m
Omaha la hie private car from California.
where he had spent the winter.
Mr. a ark Redick gave a dinner la the
evening at his heme.
Tea Years Ago " 1 ;
James K. Weodard ef Cretgbtea eel.
lege woa first place la the state orator
ical contest, giving him ths right to rep
ent Nebraska at the interstate con
test. Ths ether Nebraska eonteetams
were H. F. Huntington et Weelayan.
J. Fred Kerr of Beilevue, A. O. Xray et
Grand Island. W. U Melllnger ef Con
ner and A. W. Tarter of Doene.
Fwty-sla dtlssns ef Nebraska and
Omaha and Iowa cities, graduate of Ann
Arbor, gathered at th Omaha elub to
et th president of ths Michigan
srheol. Dr. James B. Angell, O. M.
Hitchcock served aa toaatmaater. Dr.
Angell had net seen some of the gradu
ates for twenty years. Chancellor fl
Benjamin Andrews of Nebraska waa the
first speaker. U F. Crofoob John A.
Rln of Grand bland. Dr. Donald Macrae
of Council Bluffs, Charie O, McDonald,
J. R. Broady ef Lincoln and C O. Ryan
re among the speaksrs.. J. Bterlln
Mortoa, unable to be preseat. sent his
Benjamin RcaeathaL president ef the
People's Store eempsny, accompanied by
Mrs, Rosenthal, returned from Califor
nia, where they spent ths month.
Owners of dogs are procrastinating la
th matte of buying lie e lea aad City
Clerk Bill ftp bourn has all but gone mad
aa a result, Me nearly kit eae man whe
went Inte hie office and asked for a re
duction as the price of a neense.
Oaorg A. - Heeglend ntuiusd from
Clerks, Neb., where he spent the week
hooting st water fowl' He said th only
thing tie reutd get we pintail dock.
Oeaaas Fewer Canal Fertl.
OMAHA. March -Te the Editor et
The Bee Don't be fooled with the de-
luaktn that tha west part of the state
will vote a constitutional amendment that
takes the water they want for irrigation,
or that they will vote a heavy tax to
Help the state take away that water, and
tall down with a state power canal. Many
voter do not favor state ownership of
public utilities and this will help th
west part of the state defeat a state
If the atate cannot handle one corpora
tion that builds, manage one fraction of
this water power biulneaa,' how can the
state manage the whole business?
Platte, Loup, Elkhorn. Niobrara rivers,
are enough to let a corporation do a
power canal now, yet leave plenty for
th stat te experiment with when It
gets around the Cspe Horn of conatlta
tional amendment empowering it to fool
with power canals.
City Star: Doctor Wiley's
raaarnstlea ta s reminder that Secretary
Wilson and Solicitor McCabe are still en
Houston Post: We extend a cordial
welcome to Dr. Wiley as be enter the
newspaper buslneaa, but we do sot mind
tailing him that experienced men In the
craft do sot expect hla entry wtll be
very apt te hasten the tndneratloa of
the earth very much.
Washington Herald: It ta a pity that
Dr. Wiley Is out of th Department of
Agriculture. There were others whe
could hav been better spared. Th hope
ef the pebllc la, however, that th presi
dent wtll see that the law Is enforced
without tear or favor.
Chicago Tribune: The most sinister
aspect of the sltuatma Is the known
wealth and power of the interests af
fected by the taw. The loss of a bard
fighter, an unflinching and unimpeach
able champion of the reform. Is In Itself
serious. His explanation for hie retire
ment makes It doubly alarming.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat : It la com
forting te know thai, at any rata, every
effort to te be made to find a fit. In
dependent, first-rate man for Dr. Wiley's
Heads of universities and scien-
Let a not kill factories and Industrial
prosperity, deny our workers their Jobs. ;uflc metitutlons are to be asked to re-
dwarf and hobble skirt our cttlscns, tn
a futile attempt to help the atate. Why
freckle, dwarf, drudge, spoil all the girls
(cities) to let Dad Bute hjleasly brag
of cold storaglng all our rivers to propa
gate Ash s tor leaf
Waco very ef Intra-atomic energy gives
a tores now that future folks will use
Instead of converted water power. Let us
not set the state up la a business that
will be dead by the time we snail
through constitutional amendments aad
get S,006.O08 of debt to start In It. Use
power we hav now for people now; new
forces will provide for future folks,
I would favor th state Idea, but facts
demonstrate It means no power canal at
all. Moreover, let private enterprise now
ready to build use a frartWm aff asie
power and boom us, then there will be oufrrV'
plenty of water left for the state to
have almost a monopoly ts furnish power
so cheap the privateers will have te be
We run a risk, have a euro thing, by
doing this and we give Omaha a sendoff
en the Inside track Instead of being
"broke aad distanced the first best
"A bird In the hand ta worth two la
Fslse promise not good as a power to
push, U V. CAKE. -
commend candidates, and merit alone will
govern th appointment of Dr. Wiley's
Indianapolis News: The fight for pure
food has but Just begun. Dr. Wiley's
going Is s signal and a rainforcement
for the contest. The American people re
fuse to be eacrlfloed, as they have been.
They Intend to have their behests obeyed.
Food adulteration has got to stop. No
"Interests" and no lease ef office will
be powerful enough te withstand this
in It yssA
. don't youV
Cearhlaar cw,alMaa Makers
Ohio's ' constitutional convention has
heard Roosevelt, cheered Bryan, elected
a recall president and Indorsed woman
VI or sheer seif-eaertfloe has
displayed by 'any body ef
public earvanta who cannot but realise
that the state wtll likely ge for Taft.
-I find that American dvillsetien
develop, n strong tendencies tower JF
finement," aaid the supercilious foreigiWr.
"Of emrae. It la," replied Mr. Claudius
Oeunorr: "and we've got oil refineries
and sugar refineries that yea haven t
seen yet." Waehingto) Star. i
-It's really outrageous the way eeuae
houloera neglect u clean their stde-
"of course yoa set the others a good
"certainly not I live In a ftaf-3v-land
i-hun Dealer. . . .
First Brtton-I say. It s deuced odd, this
being In society.
Second Briton How so, old c
Km Rrllnn Whv to keep
must be continually going out, c
know. Boston Trauacxipu
"Dld you read where a man died from
continually cheering match ticks and
absorbing the phosphorous ta his sys-
UnThat is what come of putting one
self on a light dlet-' -Baltlmora American.
WORD FROM TEE RECKOTT.
Denver Republican. '
We've heard from our son, Biuy n s
with a big league team
A-trslnin' In t e Southland-Its alius been
To be a Cebo the second. He Jest sent
There" aln 'taword open It about swat tin
But thlaw all he writes us. with Joy that
naught can quench:
Tm eatin' at a hotel where the menu
card a In French."
Hs don't tell how he's feelln' or what
his chances Is
Or how that curve's e-werkia be called
. the Grand Paaalxs: ,
No word he sends of slldln er battin
Or land in' right this season sad gleamln
This here la all he's wrltin' right from
the players' bench:
Tm eatin' at a hotel where the menu
card's ta -French."
We've turned It upside downward, and
reed it sldewaye too.
But to hie playln' chances we eaa t get
Hs dwft'sav how he's feelln' or bow
his spllball breaks.
Or if his tgs are weary er bow hi
shoulder aches: .
This word Is all dotrgons It) Id give
hla ears wrench
"Tm eatin' at s hotel where tit menu
card's ta French."
. 0a the atavek Track,
Th New Turk assembly ha rescinded
Its mdoraimsnt of s federal Ineeaaa tax.
Some residents ef New Tork City pre
tested that they didn't want to tell how
they got their money.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Tee snaefs pcaopavltr as see ts bar
killed aa automobile naaaufaeturlsg eom-
sany la Itew Tork. It eeuidn't keep op
with Its orders sod finally saccambed
It appears that evea prosperity haa lis
New Tork Tribune.
John Barrett, bead of the Pan-Amerloaa
anion, hi right ta ceatdeejualng the talk ef
our Intervention la if exie. . Cccie
could set make s worse Investment How-
aver els we assy fatt. let's all resolve Is
keep Ungoteaa out of this presidential
The Calaael's -Dei rb.se ima,
Indlanapolla ts "darkest Africa" ea the
eotonet'o political ma and he knows H.
Wbes.be bears that la the India nnllo
primaries, not a single, Roosevelt dele
gate was chosen, he will not be est pi lead
s bit There are several iiasass far the
lndiaaapeha feeling, of which w may
saeatleei three: Mr. Fairbanks ttves there:
the iDdianapotla New fa publumed then;
and there the "federal )odc ttva whom
th colonel la Hie. called a oroa and a
lackssa - te the state et India, Mr.
Raneevett Is es strong pollUcally as be Is
People Talked About
In Ceok ' county. Illinois, Judg Owens
has erdand a asperate ballot at the April
primary ea the question, D you ap
pro ef the extenates ef suffrage to
nemar Ths sestlmente of Chicago
aa that subjeet win be ef Interest .
For the hast HI year th postoffle
st DeaaysvtUe. Me., has, with twe ex-
eepoeae, beea la charge ef some member
ef lbs Ktlky family of that towa. It Is
thought this null trs set equalled say.
where ta the United States.
Smith aort. Pa., swes many et Its mod
ern tmpvovvrnents to ens ef Its rich res-
Meets. Henry Haatlla. Among ether
thing Mr. Hainan ha gives In to
a complete taw alarm system and has
paved th mala street for s mil er men
et hie ewa eapenee.
Elkhart. In, boasts ef man with the
longest surname in the state.. It
tains thirty-ctae letter. The pom
Is praprtstor et a Greek candy kitchen.
and when time permits or oiOciai title
and sxgsaturs are ueinwry gets by with
eotepoulo. When said P-asd-se-ea la In
a harry he' signs his asms . Speros
This year the butara medal ef Netre
Dam university wtll be conferred sson
Thoanaa Mauries MsJry, a New Tork
banker aoead for hla charttanl work
The medal ta a beautttsl reersrd ef
merit best wed uses a Catkelat layman
SlatlnguWved for services to the church,
couatry. art. tetters, acssnoa, etvOisstkea
er beans rity. Ths lata Count John
CreJghtoa ef Omaha waa awarded the
few yeas bfss h
The Caffee staestlea.
KEARNEY, Neb., March lk-To the
Editor of The Bee: In his letter te The
Bee A. J. Snowden desires ts hsve the
'coffee question" explained, sad looking
upon that request In the light et a chal.
tens t shall endeavor to atlghta hint.
la th first piaos coffees save not for
about a rear beea quoted ta New Tork
at 1 to It cents certainly not at t te
oe at a, aa Mr. Snowdea claims. Quota-
tloaa on No. T Rio, which Is the basis
upon which coffee prices are made, have
at no time during this period beea lees
tbsa UVi. aad hare beea aa high as If
its. Sosnetblng over a year age No. T
Hie sold at from t to V cents: last Sat
urday' quotations at New Tork were
lfH to 14. on actual sales In New Tork
Now let It hs understood that No. T Rio
Is actually the cheapest grade ef coffee
on the market There are some low-grade
Victoria and Bahlaa aoid a fraetioa
lower," but thee are so poor that few
roasters ears to use them. Let It be fur
ther understood that this price is for No,
T in ths green, full of defective beans,
foreign matter, sometime even quantities
ef gravel -In fact lust as It comes into
ths New Tork port from South America.
Nw ooffee shrinks about M per cent In
weight In roasting; nearly a similar
shrinkage eaa be figured en In screening
th coffee, and adding thee shrinkages
to Saturday's quotations on No. T yen
have already a cost of It eenta. Nothing
haa as yet been figured ea actual east ef
roasting, or freight charges to dee tl na
tion, en a reasonable margin to roaster
1 retailer. These necessary charges
added, anyone can see that at cents
ths price thai grade usually retails at
it Js sold at a very close margin. This
grade used to sell at U te It eenta whe
No. T was quoted st from te H cents
tn the green.
Mssy merchants do not ears te handle
se poor a grade as No. 7 Rio. They use
a better grade for their cheap coffee.
one the they ess sen st JS eenta, argsing
rightly that most people prefer ene cup
of fairly decent caffee to several cup
of a Mtter or tasteless brew.
As for the higher grades ef coffee.
which are usually Meads of the different
better grades, these can be bought today
at retail for practically the earns price
they commanded some years ago. The
margin en these may hav beea reduced
somewhat both te retailer and roaster.
but the retail pries Is shout the same. I
take pleasure la stating for Mr. Snow,
den's benefit that if be buys s coffee
today et at or M cent be is getting aa
good grade aa he did a few years age
at that price. At least that la what he
The reaaoa for the advance In Brasilisn
coffees, which constitute about per
cent ef the weridc coffee supply, that
as neve Hats say, is another story, it is
toe long a story to give tha details la
this brief letter. Suffice It to say that
at the present cost ef eof fees neither re
tailer Bar roaster are making aa much
profit aa they were when coffees were
ebaan, They are ap against a circtun
stance, however, ever which they have Be
I believe Mr. Snowdea Is familiar with
bee culture. I do not understand the
first thing about bee culture. Should 1
beam ts figure en the haste east et boney
I might figure like this: The bees work
for J heir owner without hlret they gather
th hooey frees Held that ds not neces
sarily belong to him. and se I might
com t th conclusion that the honey
does not really east him anything, and
therefore the price I pay for R Is al
together exorbltaat Yet sommoa aeaee
soaM teach aw that there Is sa expense
attached to bee culture, as well aa to say
other eatersTts: that th seas must be
fed and cared for during the nonpredsa
Uve season, sod then I might begin to
see that the pries I pay ta perhaps after
all both equitable and Just And thla la
Use tn nearly all mdastrisl Unas when
ene realty understands them.
. N. H. JOHNSON.
r A -a! '
s Madeta tWWas 1
HI rw etyiee Ineiat es year C
I I PAD choice either
ill seb.wnnra, PAD," '
llll verysmlr BotonOartr
oUy-ad I I r
CORD 111 " CORD
TU standard I I LI . Iw3 I atoetonCartar I I
thirty ysr 11 J -a;
'. 1 Jl . I
1 Holds your sock as 1
sriiooth as your skin
SeU ETrrwara -
Seawle pah by stag ea rsisipt ef price
CEOROE FROST Ca e . . Makers, BOSTON
II Alas sssksre ef tha fames!
II , Hoes Survortart far women end children .11
nln.iln -' 1
lias . r
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Pure by Nature
Uncoerced by legislation.
ONE TEASPOONFTJL MAKES TWO CUPS '
Published by the Growers of India Tea
Cheek sa Bardev nawdlea.
The Joint resotutloa ef eoosrraaa pro.
htwtlns the exportsttoa ef erne asd an
teamen ts ssy Anasrioaa country hi
violence exists I a awry
ktextcana that ths United
States Is going ta d arearytktaer he H
sewer ts lean them
msiillssl advance la set
has th hsmislsm sserkt
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