Weekly Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1900-1924, July 20, 1900, Page 4, Image 4

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    WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN. FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1900.
TKE IiIEKIY DM STAIEOI
; Published every Tuesday and Friday
by the
STATESMAN PUBLISHING CO,
266 Commercial SL, Salem, Or.
U R. J. HENDRICKS, Manager.
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well as of the office to which they wish
the paper changed. - - .
The free rural mail delivery system
Mill prove a mimns wIkji organized
on the wren projiosed route from the
Salem Mtstotti-e, ax it ha lieeu a suc--ess
from the Turner office.
We sh.'ill never have good roads In
Oregon until it i somelMsly's business
to keep track of the matter. We imhhI
State Engineer of Road. Such an
official would keep the matter alive,
liesidcs furnishing plans and direction
to enterprising communities.
New suliscriltors'to the Twice-nWeeti
Statesman are now eoming In at the
rate of aliout five hundred a mouth
and n good many of them voluntarily
from fields already -canvassed though
the larger proportion are -"sent in by
our hustlers iu the field.
'Although 110 definite action has 1 teen
taken ly any organization represent
lug the hop' grower,. It seems to Ik?
t he general understanding ; tliat. the
prlee. to .'be paid for picking ;thl year
.will lie thuty-fivo ut ImxS It the
present good Weather eon ti mil's, tins
price will lie as' good iu most .'yard us
wa. .forty cent a,loi that u-u ,,.is,i
last year. , .
The Hon. Henry M. Teller call Col.
Bryan the Uncolii of the Silver lie
publiiins. A newspaper paragrupher
comments;''-The Colonel is known to
Ik the Jefferson or the 1 temocra ts, the
Washington of the Aguiualdiau and
the Bryan of the Populist. Wliatever
deficiencies in i,hit of vote ho may
have rauw to complain ,f. hi collec
tion of complimentary notice must
1st complete."
The following is from that very stal
wart -Democratic newsiier, the Mo
bile Register, and It cannot therefore
! cluirgtil to prejudice: "Strange mu-rh-m
are told of the action
of the Massachusetts .delegation
on the nwd to Kansas City. The
delegation carrhil with them a car
load of litiuors and cigars, ami many
of thiiu cfmhl not Ktaiut the pressure.
In short, tiicr got drunk and boister
ous. They are decrilKil a parading
up and down the platform at Toronto
houtiug for the lloers anl waviii
green flags, all to the niauifest disgust
of the Canadian. The standard of
DenuHTiitle repreutation of .Massa
chusetts seems to. have fallen cousider
ally of late. ,
On Monday then werj? In the Oregon
Asylum lor the Insane 1173 patients,
811 Ning male and orj fctnalen. The.
PuiuIkt .of employee was 13k The
nmnlK.r has doubled, if we mistake
not in tirte'ii years the number
both of patients and employee. Iu
the same time then habecu pinctl-.
tally no increase in the uumlsT ettlier
of employees or prisoner at the IV nl
tentiary. We do not mentioti thi to
either find fault or to draw- condu
st;ns but merely as an interesting
fact. There are no patient at the
Asjluui that coiill. uuder the hiw, i4
discharged, or that might have been
refused admission, while there- are
me in private homes tlirouhout the
tate ' who Voud Ih x-oiuuionwetilth
l'arg l.nt for the tare and consider
ation f their relatives. But It si4uis
to ns iiiat a better system should be
adopted iu the matter- of receiving
pati. uts sent to the institution a In
sane iktmhi. The counties, or dis
tricts, ought to have charge of the
matter, as fn the state of New York,
and private parties Khould 1k chargtl
for the keeping or their ileiHndeut rel
atives in .the asylum, w here they are
financially able to do so. This i tlie
system that has I en adopted and 1
In suctessrul oMnitiou in the Empire
Stsitp. It would reduce the numtKr of
l-:itfeiits somewnat, ami It'wouhl less
en the cost to the general fund, which
now amounts to alnjut one-third of all
ti.M i late taxf-s. -
AND BOSS ENOUGH. ;
Bryan being the candidate of three
Iinrties liad a pretty good right to say
what sort of platform should be built
for hi ui to stand on. And he was lu-
deiiendent enough to make hi right
clear. Mobile Register.
Ami box enough. And be used hi
full power a such. ' .-;- "
REPUBLIC OR EilPIRE?"
New York Sun: What doe the talk
against "imperialisin amount to? Do
the Democrats really believe that any
man of sound and disiiosing mind can
be made to believe that the Republi
can iarty want to destroy Democrat-
ie-iRepubliean self-government in the
United State and establish an empire
In place of it? Democratic platform
and orators and newpaper chatter
aliout "the Republic or the Empire
ho wishes to change the form of
government? Who are the dangerou
fiu'H'rialixt who are going to make
tlie country all "slave?
Aparently they are Republicans,
the. Republican lwirty, in fact.
The Democratic party went crazy in
and it Is crazier in UMiO. To the
Sixteen to One madness ami the delu
sion about a conspiracy of the Money
Power, it now add this hypermauia-
cal lunacy of a conspiracy to. set up an
empire, i; r
Vnt the empire of reason still stands.
y Japan may7;ktcorea.
, : . . -..
The iKirt to lie taken by Japan Iu
the suppression of rebellion and an
archy in China seems likely to become
lireiHindenint. but this very fact will
ultimately raise questions not easily
inwered. Undoubtedly the Mikado I
iu a position to render at this juncture
nest liual.Ie and, iH'rhnps, indispensa
ble rervh-e to the cause of civilization.
It i equally -ertain that the lalwrer
worthy of hi hire. Nevertheless, when
the Western power are called upon to
letermiue the extent and nature of
the recompense to bo awarded to the !
Island Empire, they may not fiud it
easy to arrive at an agreement.
Russia will no doubt favor a money
ndemnity; but Jajwu may demand
Corea or nothing, and iu this case the
oj her nations may . press upon the
Czar the . justice' of yielding. But
these questions are for the future. The
lreseHt problem is to restore order and
punish China, so that order may be
maintained In the future and all civil
ization is Interested In this." Other cou-
sidtT.i1 ions must sink into insigultl-
I ; -
canee for the present. .
t.'ILlBS AT A STRAW.
j tl-ist Oregonian, Pendjeton.) i
j, Ex-Senator Corlett has caught his
jHfontl iolitical wliid .and is'a candi
date for t tin' United States senate
agaiu. He announce his candidacy
In a letter to the Portland Oregonian
as follows: - 1
j "I'revlous to the recent act of my
political eneutnes, I had hesitatinl to
tH-come agail a candidate for i tlie
tnitel States st'nate. I now offer my
wrvices to the state In that;capacity,
pltMlgliig myself to tiglit . for tlie best
Interests of tlie state with the same
Energy I use In fighting all blackmail
ing, air form of repudiation, for the
development of the Oriental trade,
aud for whatever will make Oregon
and the northwest great and prosper
ous." - .
Did mortal man ever witness valuer
and :coarsr work! There is even an
aiiH'arjinc that the ex-senator had
the ("blackmail" suit started against
himself, for "isilitk-tl reason, in or
der it hat he might have excuse for of
fering the worn -out issue of "too much
Corbet l' to tlie tieople of Oregon once
more. ';.."'' . ;' . ; '
The "fair Inez" should, never In for
Kiveu for driving the old statesmait in
to tlie field of iMlitics nxain, where he
expects to fight the Imttle of his life
for the double pun' of vindicating
lits character and satisfying an unruly
and unnatural desire to serve a ieiile
In the' Uuitel State when aud by
whm he 1 not wanted. Some ieople
have apis'lites and amliitton. but thi
a Red man has more than hi share of
them, i He really need" a guardian.
It requires more than a sciiudal, a
suit of blackmail, a fat purse, a sub
servient iuwspaier and an eay boss
to enable a man to break info j the
United States senate against the ieo
ple's nilL ;
AMERICAN
POLICY
IOWERS.
AND THE
The American iolicy in China ha
leen viudk-atetl, so far a China her
self is concerned, by the progress of
events. But that policy does. not re
late to China alone. It has reference
to the other iHwetu which are Inter
ested ami are intervening in r China,
setting forth sulmtantially this gov
ernment's attitude toward them and
their Chinese policies; and in that
respect It Is no less important: than In
tbe former. There Is of course, no
hint at dictation to other powers as to
what tliey shall or' shall not do. f Tlutt
Is not to le thought of by this or ; by
any ot her government. There I the
deari'st iossIble statement of this
government understanding of the
situation, of Its own plans amli pur
poscs, and of the extent to which It
will co-operate with the other iwwers.
From that it may lie possible to draw
dtplomatic-ally Home pretty definite
conclusions aa to what this govern
. rearer ;.j
The United States does not consider
that China has declared or begun war
against . It or therefore against
other power. Such war as there Is in
Ciu-Ll h civil war, Insnrrectlori ' and
rioting. Till country Is to protect its
people, there front barm. But it Is to
do so by maintaining amicable rela
tion with the lawful force of order
in China, and not by indiscriminately
waging war against all China. ;The
Inference U that It would not co-oper
atelwUb any other nation in .thus
waging war and .would not regard
with favor tlie 'waging of such a war.
It looks to the Chinese government to
make full amends for any Injury that
may hare been done to American.
and It will inexorably -require .such
amends. But lieyoud that it'seeks , no
revenge." It lias 710 ambition to burn
summer palaces or to plant its warlike
banners upon the vvalls of the ' For
bidden City. If any 1 other Power
wanfs to wage a eunqtaigu of simple
vengeance the' United States may not
interfere to prevent it, but It certainly
will not "co-operate with it nor give its
approval to such a war.
Tlie extent to which this government
will eo-oiierate with the other Powers
is' stated with unmistakable exactness.
It comprises the re-oiH-tnug of com-
niuniactiou with Pekln, the rescue
and protection of American life and
property throughout the empire, the
safeguarding of nil legitimate Ameri
can interests and Incidentally benevo
lent aid In saving the rest of the em
pire from the troubles which now vex
Chi-Ei. And "at the end this CJoveru-
nient expects to 'see in China peace.
territorial Integrity and the mainte
nance of f n-aty rights and the ! open
door. It will not, therefore co-operate
in or approve any war for the parti
tion of China,' for the breaking down
of existing treaties or for the estab
lishment of any "spheres of influ
ence." In such things it has no inter
est, save to regard them with dlsfavov.
If the present government in China
sliall be found too weak to guarantee
peace after order and quiet lias been
restored, then China herself will be
encouraged or obliged to form a dif
ferent government, and no doubt new
leader will arise strong enough for
the task, esiecially with the tempor
ary supiiort of the all civilized nations
of the world.
THE SOUTIUS OI'PORTUNITY.
-r A" dispatch of June 22d from Char
otte. X. C, says: . V (
The ticket nominatel at- Philadel
phia is satisfactory to ' the business
men of thi part'bf'fhe country. " Men
who own cotton j'uiUl say " ois-uly that
they will support MeKinley. and
Uoosevelt. ;I., W. Oaies, cashier of
the First National-Bank and president
uf the Charlotte Cotton Mills, said to
night: ' ' ;' -' l't ;..'' '"j,"'.'"'r .
'The ticket;! n good one, and it
will Ik- support e I by, the business men
of the state., generally. . I voted for
MeKinley 'four years ago and will
gladly lo it again. I meet former
Democrats-every day who will vote
tlie Republican national: ticket this
year. Many business men." who did
uot vote at all in l.SJW, will vote for
MeKinley in November."
; J6re titan a dozen leading mill men
have expressed tlie name sentiments
today. These men were loyal supiort
ers of the Democratic party before
i!M. Two-third of the cotton mill
men In the state will vote for MeKin
ley and Roosevelt. .
I This is good news, and the predic
tion of a heavy Increase of the Repub
lican -vote' In -'North Carolina ought to
connr true, whether it does or not. It
ought to come true in every Southern
state. A big gain In the Republican
vote this year aud an increase In the
uutnlsn of Republican Representatives
elected from Southern Congressional
districts would,. be, greatly to -the ad
vantage of the South. What "tlie South I
needs is a better showing of business
and ttolit ical sense. more tangible evi- j
dewe of eulightenment and progress,
more convincing proof of the spread
if progress anl development along
up to date lines. In no Way could the
South furnish a more -oncJusive dem-
oustratlou ofithe dawn of a Ijetter
and wiser order of things. More of
latter-day Republicanism and less of
antiquated Ltourlionism is the crying
need of the South today.' A rousiug
vote for MeKinley a ud Roosevelt Is
the South' opisirt unity.
The devil is to pay. John IV Rob
ertson has discoveretl that had some
one loaned tieorge WashIngtot ouly
one dollar, at sixteen and a iuarter
Icr eentj: ier annum, payable semi
annually, and comimunded every six
mohths, there, would on Octoler 1st
next, be i tlue to the fortunate lender
eight trillion eight hundred billion
dollars I And all tlie property under
our flag.; estimated at 75 billion dol
lars, would pay Mess than one per
eut. of t lie debt ! And all the wealth
of the world would nrobablv not nav
10 per cent!: Thi is one tf the dis-
closuri's In Mr. Rotertsons delight
fully dismal coiumnnication printed In
yesterday' Statesman. It Is fortunate
for this country and the world that
some calculating John P. Robertson
of his jime did not loan (ieorge Wash
ington a dollar at that rate of Interest,
and stay on top of the earth nntil Oe
toler 1st next to collect and compound
Ids' interest semi-annually.' ' Iitory
holds its breath In thankful considera
tion pt the 1 fate which tbe world es-
ment dee'ni
to do. ,. '
u Waste Not
Want 'Not.
: Little teaks bring to cja.ntP
and little imparities, of the
blood, if not attended to,
bring a. " Want" of health.
HooTsZ " Sarsapariltk is the
one and only specs fie that
will remove alt blood humors
and. imparities, thereby pat
ting yoa into a condition of
perfect health
Bad Stomach HejuUches nd
tired fteling, . bd con&Uon. 'of stonuich,
caused me . tc i .Uke'7 Hood's SrsiprSI a.
S stopped tM ftint troubled Cfuries
sf&CtES Saudpaiifk
. , l.iMIJ JJilll.i 1 imp- y :
Boad Fltl mr. Btw Hl; tb iwm-trrttrtnK mi4l
uly fthTttc to lr with HoodTT Srprtll.
caped on account of , the' tact that the
contemporaries i ofj-ihe Father of His
Country .were not good Tat figuring,
1 - -Y-
and irompt to act upon 'their knowl
edge. Mr. RolH'rtsou als .tells us, in
slightly stronger terms than usual,
that the "national banking system is
inchoate treason, and the national
bank have, been pUIng tap jirotits far
leyoud their sliare. Ami still a lot of;
owners ui private luinks persist in re-.
fusing to oiHn national batiks, and ae-1
tually go oat of the "national- franking
buuies-ajid- even- right here ia ; Sui
lem in spite of the factjtliat John P.
Robertson iwluts them -the way , to
much. greater afiiuence, and proves; it
by the figures and figures don't lie;
though John P. will figure. Onr 611
friend Uncle John M into has boat, the
national lianks making ujoney, by rais
ing sheep. 3 He lias made a hundred
per cent, ami more on' hi money a
hundred per cent, a year. And still
no one has .-been grejitlyj thjwutroilden
by Mr. Mluto's good fortune. Iiet Mr.
Roliertsou figure up the wonderful
profits made on s1hh-p, and advise
1-
every farmer to kep a. few sheep,;
and he will staud a chance of turning
his faculty for lijjuring to some ac
count. Then if the shec owners golv
ble uj all the wealth. anl crush out
even, the national baul-fs, thef wealth
will ''lie in good hands, Upd we "will al
be happy yet, and so will our chil
dren, despite the shadovy, -ast over th;
universe . liy , that . dollar -that wysu'
loaned to Oeorgo Washliigtou. s-
LOj THEi'OOK FOREIGNER.; I
A somewhat prominent advocate of
free'tradej ' in the course of a' ret'eut
siKtJ'ch In "behalf of ' Id iet theory,
siM)ke with scathing , sarcasm of the
argument that the. foreigner-pays the
tariff, under our prqtcttve system,
aut-ording to an litstiiru excluinge.
Not, that lie attempted to deny It. Oil,
no! ,He, with more frankness' than, is
always found among bis co-free trad
ers, accept ed that wouelustvely proved
fact,,' But the' vial of hi Wrath were
injured out because the foreigners iid
the tariff. I'oor ; foreigners! Our
American fn'-e traders are always
more concerned over tln-ir burdeus than
over those of our own ;psqle. vWhy
should he iay the tariff?" askeil' his I
r.-.-. ir,i,i..r. ..un. ':! 1..
live in this country; h gets mo bene
fits from our government; he is en
titled to no protection i from it and
owe no allegiance to lit. Why should
we make him contribute toward : the
expenses of our government?" v
"Speaking out in meeting" was iiot
allowed.- op- It would have lxeii sug
gested to this champion of foreigners
that the transaction was a purely bus-,
iness one; that, tlie foreign exporter
lays the tariff, which iMl'ps to? support
our government, as tbe price of hi
entry into our market. It is a ' jcao
of quid pro quo. iWc liave something
viz., the best :iiiarket iu the' world
which" the foreigner desires. We wt
a price on a share of that market, the
price lsdng in the shajK' of a .tariff
which Is but a fair price toithei for
eigner for what ' he gets, or otherwise
he would not pay' it, ami which, at the
sitnie time, is only a just, measure of
protect Ion to our own .manufacturers
and our own laltorers.' to whom! jour
government- owes its first duty. 3 ,
Says the New York Sun: The I ton.
Bob Taylor, sometime, the. musical
tiovernor of Tenuess, has burst Into
melody over Gov. McMilliu's ; with
drawal from tlie light' for Senator. 1
am glad to bear the ? harmony ; licll
ring, cries Boti; its the .. swivtesf
music to my ear. Bo has a tft-tneu-dous
ringing in his ears. He is sure
that the- hajTinouy lellst Will ;', ring oit
more joyously than now In N"ovetnber,
when the grand old Demwratlc? party
wiTI rsee daylight. U"nforttiuateiy the
grand old Democratic, iarty wouldn't
know daylight if it saw it."
LI Hung Chang, China's "gram! old
man,, has the clear vision to see and
the! cunning to grasp opportunity;' and
the present, troubles,' when they; are
over, will probably find him In aiposi
tion of authority in the empire. -f-
Bishop William Taylor, who has
leen placel rti the superannuated list
of the Methodist EPiscousiI . ehnn-h.' 4
has bad an eventful life. He has will lie thrown mon the market, and
preached regularly for AH yeanr and 'only the stockholders In these trusts
liegan as a street preacher. He wa and eonibltie will suffer. As sure a
afterwanl a missionary "in Africa, that ."the sun shine, whenever any in
South America and the Pacific islands. Js'tttut ion te onies unwieldy because of
Trusts and the People.
' I' Iter. Sam P. Jones.
iFrom the Manufacturers' Record,
" ISaltimore.)
im large trusts anu comoiuations
... ... . -".
aireauy lormcii auu ueiug lormeti oy
agjrregatiou of capital are considered
hurtful to the ,111a ss4 aud the
COlll-
mon people. This Is a theory. Theoret
ically, a thing may' b so, and practi-
11 v it tnnv ln vorr nntrne. When w
sneak of trust and combines we think
iHak ot trusts and tomtiim ne think
oi iue oianuaru uii irusi, xue jsugar
Trust, the Tobacco Trust, etc. When
the Standard Oil Trust ? was fonnetl I
was paying forty, cents a gallon for
kerosene oil; I am getting It now for
ten cents ,a ' gallon; I was paying
twelve and one-half t-euts for sugar
several years ago, but when the com
bine set in we got it at five aud one-
quirter. When the Whiskey Trust
wa organized I was In hopes it would
put up whiskey where the poor devil
eouldu'jt get it, but they luive seemetl
to cheapen that down to where they
can -pay-the government fl.l"i a gal
lon revenue on it and yet sell it for
$1.'J.7Yj, which demonstrates that they
are making it and letting the public
have It at about twelve ami one-half
cits a gallon. s
There is no doubt aliout the aggrega
tion of wealth, with brain controlling
it, that tliey can manufacture auj' ar
ticle cheaiHT than it i or has been
manufactured on a small scale. Tlie
great railroad combinations, many
think, will eat us, up blood rare. Oc--asioua)ly
I get on a little jerk-water
road that i not In the combination,
and I want to double my accident pol
icies and le satisfied With a 15-mile-an-hour
gait and consde myself with the
idea that I tan ride all day for a dol
lar, lut when I get on the' Pennsylva
nia or Vauderbilt -system of roads,
with .their schedule forty miles an
hour, vestibule trains, with parlor cars,
sleeping ca rs. dining, cars. I ha ve a
hotel on win-els carrying me towards
my destination, and all this for a 1 suit
two cents a mile. !ive me the road
that is in the combine to carry me
where I am going.
IMillic MMitinicnt is the safeguard
which is thrown arouud all aggrega
tions of wealth and all combinations
of interest. The Standard Oil. the
railroad ci.mhinatious, the Sugar Trust
are a sensitive to public sentiment as
tlie snow-bank to the ravs of the sun.
Trusts and combines will not hurt the
public, hut stockholders and liond
holders may suffer later" on. when
these .great bulky institution lieeome
unwieldy and fall with their own
weight. Fifty thousand men in the
United States, perhaps not more, are
interested , in the. great trust .of the
.country... "Those TSUiOrt men know that
there are 7fMXMMf other people In
America, 'and their wisdom teaches
tbeivi-'tvhere lioulidary lines are,-- over
which they cannot go without neril to
juiemsetves and disaster to their busi
us. No combination now says 'Marnn
the.iMjblie," but they have their wmth-
eres-ks out on every proinineut cuiohi
wa icmug now .the wtnd Wows.
Of Hmrse: politieal capital caii be
made out of such formations of wealth,
and social orders may raise the black
flag to fight them: but I am a thous
nnd times more afraid of demagogues
and politicians than I am afraid of
trusts ami combines, t'msl ' govern
ment which mean not only the well
lieing of the citizen, but the overthrow
of all that Will hurt: the citizen de
1 lends iqion good men In office, ana we
had iK-tter. iy less attention to what
we call trust and combination and
more attention to those whom we elect
to ottiee In the muuiciial. state and
national governments. Mr. Stead, in
his liook "If Christ Came to Chicago."
speaks of the "Big Four of Chicago."
and say of tliem- that 'their niethotl
are iean and their tmnsacttons
finsHction are
i'"nest. iut that In the road of
honest, but that iu the road of their
stu-ces lies the blood and Ismes of the
victims over -whom they have run to
u-ces." The suceessf til man or com
bination means tin downfall of other
men ami other combinations. One
preacher is ireaching to o,nni. .'twenty
preacher around him -onsider seven-.
tyrtive a full house, and a hundred a,
perfect. Jam; one physician making
$1MHK) a year, and forty little doctors
In the neighborhood not making their
grub. A Wauamaker selling ."M km ).
(Ml a, year means , many little mer
chants applying for clerkship in his
store. It i tlie survival of the fittest,
it. may lie. When Ood, made..; this
world. He made mountains towering
Into the clouds and valleys Iniow the
level of the sea; lle made lakes ! ami
oceans; He spread out the prairie of
the West and piled up mountain
around the little, .valley along the
ranges of the Rockies and the Alle-
iKtieuies. in ine oceans waters we
find Whales and some very small flslies1l,'arni f,'n a lire 1mx. She consider
and when the whales come atom? tli
iirtle fish have to hide out. I have
travelled over this country from ocean
to ocean, and from Montreal to (ial
Vestott, annually for twenty years. I
have watched - the progress of events
and the processions as they marched.
I have yet to kno' of a single instance
where combines and trust hurt the
mnsses or" iKrmanentIy raised the
price of any product. I am a thous
and times more willing to deal with
the trust and combines and purchase
their product than I am to put my
money Into their institutions and Im
peril my holdings, conscious of their
want of stability and Tearing their
final downfall. K
Of eourse these great combinations
affect legislation, if they do not con
trol It In many iustam-es, but while
they may procure legislation in their
own Interest, yet they liave one eye
uim the public sntlinent all the time,
conscious that they can go just so far
and no farther. Here and there thy
liave shut down a manufactory or
closed up an institution and affected
some individuals, but we are not look
ing from that standMint. When wo
look at the 7(MNNl,tM of our popula
tion, we say they are only procuring
t-heaper and Jntying for less nioney
tlu prcsluct than they could have
done under otlier circumstances, r
With , the final disintegration of
trusts and -om bine w hich will inev
itably come when financial ! disaster
and shrinkage of values shajl come of
conrse - tlie surolns of their iirotlnct
Its sbic and ltlk, It ipt futaljy 'fall of
its own weight, j I i ; . j - j 5
I am an expansionist, and' I ijellev
that one of the ca use of the stringen
cy, fend- shrinkage pt Value in. this
country 1 because we 'have not gone?
out over the seas with our products
as we should have done. While then
is n. demand for our nroduet of ti.
farm and manufactory of thi country
.1 . .ft, 1 . .. . . t . . . .
t m -utjr oi-money;
, ,n,t, when wheat and corn and eotton
' ,... ..... ' .
in. tip, mit aunt n..-., - urn, iivj .icmanil
for them, ttien we have stringency and
hard times. But when the highways
over the seas shall Is laden with our
i prtHll,Ct,t ,at ivigit- i-onntrles. aisl
, , , Urouut back iu the Kiiii
then we shall fiourlsh pen-niallv
These great combination are the "only
power in thi country that can do thi
thing for us.- A negro apd an old mule
can make corn and cott.);, a(t folio w
witb a two hundred ''dollar saw mill
can make Iundier; bnt '-only aggrega
tion of Wealth can build ships aud
oiHMi markets in foreign lands.
A nTTCDRED -MILLION CORKS. '
A ileal has jnst been closed whereby
a brewing association purchases nltotit
4HMKN( Kund of cork. Thl deal rep
res'iit :MHUoi. In two years this
company will deliver to the brewery
upwards of one bund red million corks.
This I said to lie the biggest deal in
corks ever made.' These one hundred
million cork in bulk weighing -J.mi.ooo
IMjnnfls, would suiiort 2HMKH) men on
top of water were they thrown over
lsiard each with a single life ircsei-v-er
on. . ;
Corkwosl comes from the bark of a
ecies of. live, oak tree, found at its
liest in the forest of Spain. The cork
tret i said to be on of tlie three
most valuable tree known, the other
Uiug the tre' producing rubler and
quinine. The corkwood luirk is strlp
IhI from the tre and the principal
liVancbe aitout once every ten years,
each tre --. yielding from ."VI to .Ktd
iMHiihl of crude cork. This i packed
lu SiMiin. shipH-l to thi country in
bal"". and Uiiled to make it less brit
tle, and I then handled by (machin
ery ami turned out in various! fjtdsiiiNp
priwlucts. j
The cork wxn1 trw require alxnit teu
year to recover from the hark strip
ping, and docs not. like most tri's; Hie
with the loss ot It bark. Tlie older
the tree the liet'ter the yield of cork is
said to Ik', aud in Spain many tree
are said to 1hi more than Km ytars ohl.
Tlie only care required of the tree is
that the underbrush lie cleared out
onstantly to guad against tlie danger
of forest tires. The trees. lK-causc of
their bark, are highly inflammable.
St. Louis Olode-Democrat. ,
NATURE U.VS PRECEDED MAX.
Nearly All Mislern Inventions Sen
to Have ItiK'ti Foreshadowed.
Almost all Of men's inventions have
Inh'U foresTiadwl by nature, says
the New York' World. The hypoder
mic syriiigt4' with which the physician,
injects morphine into a 'patient's arm
has its counterpart in the sting of,
a bee. The tunnel Imrcr ,is an adap
tation of the work of the 'teredo, or
shlpAyorm.' The principle of the ha I"
loou' Is found In certain fishes! The
paiier-making industry Is paralleled In
the building Of a wasp's nest. In tlie '
mechanism of a man's lsslr tliere are
joint and levers similar to those usml
In engines. The automatic "oiling of
surface Which rub together in im en
gine is on the-same plan as tlie lu
brication of joints hi our lnsliks.
plan's nervou system n'si'inble the
telegraph In its -mode of working.
'"The ball liearing of a bieyelor au
tomobile are-not. so very dissimilar to
the lall joint of human hips and
shoulder.- Thfj prinHpl of .the lever
was foreshadowed iu the long -bones
tf the human lsxly.
WHEN THE DAY IS DONE.
' Every religion Is grssl tliat teaches
man to. Ih gol. Thomas Paine.
Ouick-witted men., remarkable for
repartee, are, after all. rarely men of
much solidity of character or ability.
De-Oulnoey.
I'nh'ss you know as much alxiut
, r,FjF. ry uiilllin r ill, j ,n. , in ifi -
hoIvp. It in not wry safo to '-laugh'
HI VI IU UIUI 4 4 Mil Yllll IIM UI.
W. S, Forsten.
i nri i' me iwjiiic i 111 i'kwii v. 111 11 '
. .. r 1 !...:...:
who would gladly "burn their enemies.
but yet who forgive them merely 1m
catise it hi" hen plug eials of tire on
ineir iieaus. r. .v. jMirivage.
Mrs. Edward F. Croker, wife of the
chief of the fire detriment of New
jork. , Is a, much interested in the
fighting of fire a lwr husband. She
has drilled - her entire household in
what to do- in case of fire ami she ad- ,
vises every bousek'eer to do the
same thing. She has Instructed every
one in her home, servants, ; childnii
and all. in a simple line of action.
rami tiartlctilarlv how to send in
an
1 "
11 tne uuty or everyone to Know now.
to do this and 110 one can say that she
Is not right. , ,
Losing no Time. "Bixle.v is work
ing like a dog over there In New Jer
sey." What is he doing?" "Training
Jersey farmers to look like Chinese
Boxers for a series of biograph -battle-phi
tires taken ' on the spot."
Cleveland Plain Dealer. ;
A Question of Fun'ds.-"My "din-tor
onlerel a trip to Kuroiie jfor me!"
"Did you follow hi diwtlonr" "No
lle presented his and then took
the trip to Euroie himself. Wash
ington Star, v ,:
True; to his faith. Mrs, Sparks
Can't you get that stovepljs together,
John? Rev. Mr.. Sparks No. I enn
not, Mary; and if it wasn't that 1 10
a minister of the gospel,. I'd kick the
Whole darn business to pieces. Judge.
'That talkative Mr. . babble '. re-1
mind me of a heavy siege, gun." ' u
-whyr : . . , . -f
"As sorrn as it's, knowh lie s loaded
' everybody runs for. cover." Cleve
land Plaludealer. ' , .
v Iy Ird St. Alban said that wise
nature did never put her precious Jew.
el Into a garret four stories high; nd
therefore that ; . exceedingly talt "1"Q
had ever -ery empty heads. Bacon.
Tlie greatest of faults, I should Mft
I to Is? consciou of none. Carlylc.
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