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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES. MARSHFIELD, OREGON, SUNDAY. AUGUST 25, 1907.
No Time Like Th Present to Buy
Wearing Apparel for School Children
GET OUR. PRICES
BEFORE FITTING OUT
YOUR SCHOOL CHILDREN
THE MORE YOU COMPARE
OUR PRICES WITH OTHERS
THE MORE WE LIKE IT
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Some Good School Shoes
Our "Stonewall" for boys, Is rightly named. It Is made of an excellent quality calfskin, seamless
foxing, with riveted and trlpple sewed vamps. Double soles, sewed and riveted, and reinforced
with a mass of brass pegs. Especially durable, and wears like a $2.50 shoe.. d e
Sizes 9 to 4. Pair i Lt J
Another number of our boys shoes that will make a reputation for Itself this season Is the "Aca
demy." This shoo Is made of a. finer quality of box calf, good wide lasts, double soles, three lift
heels. Triple sewed, has laco hooks just like papa's and wears wonderfully. Prices J 5 OffV
aro according to size (G to 2Ys) pair $1.50 to f.'J'Hj'
Girls' "Academy" schoo. shoo Is the name of one of our leading numbers this season. It Is made of
good quality vlci, trlpple sewed vamp with seamless foxing. Self tip, double soles and three lift
heels. A girl's shoo that would be cheap at $2.00 to $2.50. We will sell It regularly & (ft!!f
this season, according to size, pair $1.50 P&JU'
Then we have the girls' " Academy" with the single sole, and three lift heel. Made of extra grade
vici, with patent leather tip. Doublo sewed foxing and vamps. A great value at fiJI (HlOl
our regular price according to size, pair $1.50 to Jpj&.ViJ'
Then another number we have for fall is a big girl's shoo In sizes ranging from 2 to G1,. Made
in blucher style, of good quality viol. Patent leather tips. Fancy double sewed loxlug with doublo
sewed vamps. Medium heavy soles, low heels and would sell ordinarily for $3. CO G
We intend running this number throughout the season at, pair ?. J?'U'
Twenty-five cases of Men's Hats were received on the Breakwater
Thursday. Although this is only a portion four fall consignment, of men's
hats, these twenty-five cases represent a value of over $1000.00
Hundreds of our gentlemen customers will herald with delight the nows given above. In all our
experience, wo have never seen so badly a depletod stock of hats as ours has been for the past month
or so. But there was a cause for It, and it, is a cause that renders us In no way liable.
Everyone on Coos Bay knows how bad the transportation fncilities are but wo have bored you so
much with belated merchandise duo to poor transportation, that we'll cut It out right hero.
Now regarding the fall hats. Among them aro a half dozen distinct blocks in stiff hats, repre
senting what Is correct In men's derbies the coming season. Other styles that will lead aro the
Telescope, the Pan Tlhirlst, the Turban, the Alpine and a fow of the Pocket styles. Black, of course
Is the prevailing shafle, and who doesn't become black. And from tho many different styles we are
snowing, you are suie 10 nnu one urmuru uiui is suueu 10 you.
) see the largoSt and most complete stock of men's hats In tho
Now Is the time t
cou'ntry, from $2.50
Children's and Misses' Caps
Caps are also to be considered In buying an outfit for tho school girl.
We have them, and In every conceivable style. Prices
are lower than ever too. Prices range from 14c each to.
black hose, 10 dozen in lot.
The coming week, pair . .
20c infants' black wool hose, sizes 4
week the entire lot goes at, pair
to G. The coming
Boys' "Buckskin" heavy cotton ribbed school hose, size G to 10. The
best wearers on earth. Wa3h well, and color 13 ab- "fc
solutely fast. An exceptional hose for the money. Pair. . . dkJC
Ladies' Handkerchief Special
100 dozen ladies' hemstitched and embroidered and lace trimmed
handkerchiels will be sold the coming week. This lot represents a
special job purchase, and the regular values run as
high as 15c each. This is a most remarkable buy at, each. . ,
Misses' Separate Skirts
The coming week we will be showing some handsome product
misses separate skirts. These skirts are made for us byNew
York manufacturer who makes nothing but misses' skirts. Hence,
his entire attention Is confined to making them just right. These
come In plain and fancy weaves, and aro wonderful values at
the prices named. They range from $2.75
Children's school dresses aro certainly excellent values for the
money, when you refer to the one3 we are showing tho coming
week. You would indeed think the n inufacturer must have
stolen the material, for how can we sell them at about what the
material would cost you, to say nothing of your time. But it Is
simply a way wo havo In buying and marking our goods that
make these low prices possible. Prices on chihlon's tiA "?L
dresses, ages 4 to 1G, are 75c to IS.G P
COOS -BAY'S! GREATEST STORE .
Bleached turklsh towels, extra heavy grade, size 18x42,
Somewhat heavier towel than nbovo, size 20x47, fringed, E
and a great buy at, each jjj(J
Another bleached turklsh towel Is the ono size 23x50 5 (J
Inches. Without fringe. A great buy, each 5 OC
Bleached turklsh towels, extra heavy, size 28x55, with- pa
out fringe, and very exceptionally priced, at each v3UC
Extra large turklsh bath sheets, size 54x90 Inches. Ex-
tra heavy and just the thing for a 1 uxurlous bath. Each
Big Sale of Cotton Towels
Worth 12 l-2c, each 5c
50 dozen cotton towels, with fringe, size 17x30, half bleached, and
worth 10c or 12 ic each. A gieat buy the coming
week, each, only JC
White Bed Spreads
Full Size 98c
100 white bed spreads direct from tho manufacturer in New York.
A great purchase wo made months ago. These spreads aro of
full size, medium heavy weight, handsome patterns, and would
sell regularly at about $1.35. Tho entire lot goes at,
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Your Uncle Sam Goes to University For Consuls:
New Opportunities In Government Service.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 23.
Tho modern idea of a govern
ment job seeking a man is one so
utterly foreign to American tradition
that it 13 dilflcult to grasp it easily.
Yet, according to what is said ot the
Uale department, Secretary Root re
cently was reduced to tho necessity
of communicating with the president
of un'versltles, in the hope of becur
Ing cnpablo appllcrnts for consular
His letters went to eastern and
southern universities and to those on
the Pacific slope, wth tho net result
thut two young men only were sug
gested as aspiring to enter Uncle
Sam's foregn service. Tho middle
west will ho tho next field swept for
promising material. If this fails It
may bo necessary to Insert an adver
tisement something like the above In
newspapers throughout tho country.
WANTED Llvo hustling university
Graduates for tho consular servco
of the United State. Attractive
posts In foreign lands. Congenial
duties. Well defined social status
accompanies appointment. Good
imy. Address, KMIIU HOOT, Sec
retary oi State, Washington, D. C.
(ituil SerUee Knler.
Tho difficulty the stato department
Is experiencing does not lio so much
w'th tho men as with tho qualifica
tions, or rather lack of them, of tho
candidates. Under an order of Presi
dent Roosevelt, thero is civil service
to all Intents and purpobes In the
Vaca-ncles in the grades of consul
jjoueral and consul of tho various
classes aro filled by promotion based
upon olllcloncy, as shown by tho work
tho ofilcor has accomplished, tho ab
ility, promptness, and diligence dis
played by him in tho performance of
all his official duties, his conduct and
fitness for tho consular sorvlco. En
trance Into tho sorvlco Is made cither
by tho promotion of consular clerks,
vice consuls, student intcrperters, and
consular agents, or by now nppoint
mouts. Ccndldatos for appointment must
pass examinations both of an oral
and i written character. Tho former
determines tho candidate's buslnoss
blll y, alertness, general contempor
ary information, and natural-fitness
lor tho feorvico, Including moral,
niontnl. and physical nuallficatlons,
chnraetor, address, and gonernl edu
cation and good command of English.
AVImt Is Hoiiiilml.
The written examination roqulroa
fluoney In at lenst ono inodorn langu
age other than English; knowledgo
of the natural industrial and com
luwital rosourcos nnd tho commerco
of tho United States, ospecially with
referenco to possibilities of Increas
ing and oxteudlug American forolgn
trade; nnd u grounding in political
economy and tho elements of Inter
Tintlon"l, commercial, nnd niaritlmo
law. It likewise Includes American
history, government and institutions,
political and commorclal geography,
arithmetic and modern history, with
particular referenco to political, com
mercial and economic tendencies.
Knowledge of these various subjects
is essential if the candidate Is to
mako a good consular olllcer. Ameri
cans who havo been abroad have
come in contact with uneducated con
sular officers who are ridiculed by tho
people of the country in which they
aro stationed and who put their na
tionality to shame.
lOMiiuinations Not Difficult.
The examinations aro not as hard
as they seem, but they result In tho
exclusion of a number of "undesir
ables" who havo had sulllclent politi
cal Influence to have their names
placed on the so-called eligible list.
In tho first examination held last
winter ten out of nineteen persons
examined successfully passed tho
scrutiny of tho board of examiners
and received appointments. In tho
second examination thirty-eiglit ap
peared and only thirteen passed. A
third examination was held a few
days ago, but tho results aro not
Tho department also is preparing
for tho examination of student Inter
prefers. By the consular reorganiza
tion act provision Is made for student
intcrpictera at the legation to Uhlan
and six at the embassy to Japan.
These officers receive annual salaries
of $1,000 and allowances for tuition
of $125 each, and nio required to
study tho language of the country
with a view of supplying Interpreters
to the American diplomatic and con
sular offices in China and Japan.
After acquiring tho language of
tho country they may bo nbsigned to
duty In diplomatic of consular offices,
und aro ellglblo to promotion to tho
position of interpreter and to that of
consul. Already ono young Callfor
ulnn who had picked up Chinese in
San Francisco, and who secured an
appointment us student Interpreter,
has become n consul. Unfortunately
thero does not seem to bo any eager
ness on tho part or American youth
to become student Interpreters, with
tho result that thero aro eight vacan
cies. For theso appointments there
aro thirteen applications, but It is not
believed all of them aro of the mater
ial desired. Moreovor, It Is tho In
tention of the department to nsk con
grobs at tho next session lor authori
ty to appoint ton student lntorpreteis
to Turkey. Tho opportunity is so
good for bright young unlvorslty
mou that tho department la astonish
ed that so little iutorest is taken lu It.
Bettor Consular Service.
In a general way It may bo said
that the reorganization of the con
sular service has glvon good results.
A groat' deal of now matorlal has
beeu Injected Into tho sorvlco which
Is hottor lu tho raw stato than was
that taken In umlor tho old political
spoils method. Tho department has
made tho mlstako ot assuming that
mero change of position or post
means Improvement, and reform.
Many men have been tranafered from
one post to another, but It Is yet to
be established that a bad man is con
verted Into a good one through the
simple expedient cf a railway jour
ney or an ocean voyage. For In
stance, ono consular officer, recently
sent to Mexico, Is probably more In
efficient than any transfered from
that country elsewhere.
The department has been engaged
In a cleaning up process for some
time. It has ipiprovcd consular con
ditions in China in a most satisfact
ory way. It has turned a searchlight
on Mexico, and discovered a number
of weak spots there. These are to be
strengthened. It was discovered
that one consul took up his time In
an Investigation of Aztec civilization,
calling at his office only to draw his
pay and to. attend to business which
could not be shelved.
Complaints havo been made that
Individual Americans take it upon
themselves to look after their coun
trymen, rather than to trust a con
sul who may or may not do so.
New System of Inspection.
Tho new reorganization law pro
vides a system of Inspection by
means of five officers specially design
ated for the purpose. Tho depart
ment claims thobo men, being dls
ibbociated from the service and hav
ing no interest lif any particular con
sular district, are able to mako Im
partial Investigations and to reach
independent conclusions. They also
aro able to unify conditions in tho
service. It is truo that to a certain
extent theso men do good work, but
it is believed by experts that better
results would be obtained through
genuino supervision by consuls gen
eral. There are fifty-seven of theso
officers as against fivo Inspectors.
Need of Commercial KxpcrtH.
Soveral years ago, when Francis
B. Loonils was assistant secretary of
state, ho made a recommendation to
tho president which probably will bo
revived during tho conling session of
congress. This was that commercial
attaches bo accredited to embassies
and legations In various forolgn
countries for tho purposo of aiding
both diplomatic and consular officers
In dealing with commercial subjocts.
Tho nood of such oxperts has been
felt tlmo and tlmo again. Most of
tho Important European governments
maintain financial attaches In tho
various financial conters of tho world
who are of tho greatest asslstunco In
advancing tho Industrial Interests of
tholr respective countries.
It is oxpected tho receipts for tho
Inst fiscal year will show that tho
consular sorvlco Is practically self-
suportlng, a condition not half so Im
portant, howover, as having an omci-
ent sorvlco. In view of this fact con-
gross Is expected at tho noxt session
to consider tho advisability of plac
ing an cousins unuer civil servico, ot
Increasing the number ot student in
terpreters, and of authorizing tho ap
polutmcut ot commercial attaches.
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