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TO RAISE INDEMNITY
Commission's Detailed Report to the
Ministers at Peking.
ALTERNATIVES ARE PRESENTED
Source* From Which China May
Raiae the »eea»ary
Revenue.
A'cw York Sun Soactaf Stwvfc*.
London, May 3.—The ' Peking corre
■ spondent of the Times sends a precise
statement of the indemnity commission's
report. Considering the improbability of
China paying from her own resources the
£ 05,000,000. needed, four alternatives, the
report says, present themselves.
First, a Chinese loan not guaranteed by the
powers. Such a loan would be almost ruin
ous to China. '
Second, a loan guaranteed by all the
powers. Such a loan would be easily obtain
able. It would hasten the payment of the
indemnities and the restoration of normal
conditions. It would be advantageous to
trade, but would involve heavy responsibili
ties for the government and might lead to
difficulties in the event of differences among
the guaranteers, who might requite control
of the revenues hypothecated.
Third, to issue Chinese bonds to each power
for the amount of Its indemnity, payable at
fixed terms. Boiida bearing interest could
serve as security for a national loan.
fourth, annual payments, which would be
inconvenient as involving an undue prolonga
tion of the time of i-ayment.
The committee decided to leave the de
cision as to which alternative shall be
adopted to the home governments.
The committee unanimously agreed
upon the following sources of revenue
to be utilized for payment of the in
demnities:
First, the maritime customs, which are
already under foreign control. Their total
n-vtnue is J22.000.C00 or $29,000,000, of which
{24,000.000 is absoibed in prying interest ou
tcreign loans.
:ii. an Increase In th" customs tariff
. ye Z per cent ad valorem. This
would give, opium being excepted, from
I
TiiirJ. inc. native customs, If placed under
the maritime customs, would yield from
iJ.CCO.OOO to $10,CC0,tXi0.
ities - Is such aa a»ur,
• .s>\ foreign clothing, shins, etc.,
v, bii-h aii no i free.
nznittee considers that the above
Ecurcc* would yield a minimum revenue
- and a maximum revenue
laels.
T k p recommends, but no:
Following:
A.i i:;crcr.Eß in the customs tariff to 10 per
cent, v.hich, it is estimated, would yield from
10,5'N\COO to IS,COO,OCG tacls. It is estimated
that the salt tax would yield from 4,000,000
to 20,000,000 taels, the Peking octroi produc
ing 500,004 taels. The commutation of the
rice tribute,' it 13 estimated, would bring
I.CCO.OCO to 8,000,000 taels.
Mancbu pensions and
iitary ixpensts are repom
iiieud .presses the opiu
ion that uei'.her the land tax nor the likin
can be touched. The ibcrame in the maritime
customs apply to imports oniy.
All the ministers, with the exception
of the British, American and Japanese,
favor an immediaie increase to 10 per
cent.
The commit lee concludes that without
the guarantee of the powers. China, to
pay £65,000,000 sterling would require to
raise $85,000,000 at 3 per cent, but with
a guar'anu?e she would not require to
raise more than £70,000,000 at 4 or 4i 2
per cent if the creditor conseiu to a post
ponement ot the redemption until the rev
enue is increased. China meantime need
pay the interest only.
FRAME FAVORS IJlTlliS
It Ik Arjjuod That This Will (.uar-
antet- the Open Door.
Paris, May 3. —The French foreign office
corrects the figures of the indemnity to
be demanded from China as cabled to the
foreign office by M. Pichon, the French
minister at Peking. Instead of 1,363,000,
--000 francs, the foreign office says the
amount should have been 1,635.000,000
francs. However, this amount, yet may
be reduced. These figures provide for ex
penses up to July 1.
The foreign' office is anxious that the
United States support Germany's proposal
to increase the Chinese customs duties,
insisting that it will be the best guaran
tee cf the "open doer." As no satisfactory
alternative is suggested to produce the
necessary sum, a disagreement of the
po.vers may result in the occupation of
portions c! Chinese territory by individual
powers as a guarantee for their claims.
Regarding the issue of a Chinese loan,
France aad Russia favor the collective
guaiantee of the rowers.
SOP FOR JAPAX
Port Arthur in Hrturii for Xo Opitu-
wit ion to lluKsiu.
Xexc Xork Sun Special Scr»ici<
Nagasaki, May 3. —Russian military of
ficials of high rank state that Port Ar
thur will be offered to Japan as compen
sation for its abstention from active op
position to the Russian occupation of
.Muuchuria.
The statement is received here with
considerable reserve, but it is regarded
as significant that all building opera
tions at Port Arthur have been suspended
by order of the government.
SETTLE WITH MISSIONARIES
Chinese OllUiuls Are Taking (he In-
V*w York Shu Special Serrie*
Peking. May 3.—The principal treasurer
of Chau-fu, who was appointed special
commissioner to settle fnission claims.
has arranged most of the claims outside
of Peking and the province of Chili, aud is
now negotiating with the Catholic and
Protestant missionaries and converts here
for a settlement of their claims. He pro
poses to pay one-third of the claims with-
ONE IN THREE.
Every Third Person Poisoned by Coffee.
It is difficult to make people believe that
coffee is an absolute poison to at least one
person out of every three, but people are
slowly finding it out. although thousands
of them 6uffer terribly before they dis
cover the fact.
A New York hotel man says, "Each
time after drinking coffee I became rest
less, nervous and excited, so that I was
unable to sit five .minutes in one place,
was also inclined to vomit and suffered
from loss of sleep, which got worse and
worse.
A lady said that perhaps coffee was the
cause of my trouble, and suggested that I
try Postum Food Coffee. I laughed at the
thought that coffee hurt me. but she in
sisted so hard that I finally had some
Postum made. I have been using it in
place of coffee ever since, for I noticed
chat all my former nervousness and irri
tation disappeared. I began to sleep per
fectly, and the Postum tasted as good or
better than the old coffee, so what was the
use at sticking to a beverage that was
ruining me?
One day on an excursion up the country
I remarked to a young lady friend on her
greatly improved appearance. She ex
plained that some time before she had
quit using coffee and taken Postum. She
had gained a number of pounds and her
former palpitation of the heart, hum
ming in the ears, trembling of the hands
and legs and other disagreeable feelings
had disappeared. She recommended me
to Quit coffee and take Postum and was
very much surprised to find that I had
already made the change.
She said her brother had also received
great benefits from leaving -off coffee and
taking on Postum Food Coffee." Henry
A. Mader, 221 W 33d st. Xew York.
in two weeks, and to give government
bonds for the remainder, payable at a fu
ture date.
It is understood that the proposition is
viewed favorably by the missionaries. It
at least shows the breadth of the Chinese
officials, who are taking the initiative In
settling these claims.
Reduced to (anulball*m.
Dcs Moines, lowa, May 3.—Minister Edwin
H. Conger sent $100 in a letter to the Chris
tian Herald as a contribution toward a relief
fund for 10,000,000 starving Chinese in one
of the northern provinces. His aid was solic
ited by Rev. Mr. Talmadge and the Herald.
He said:
"There are fully 10,000,000 of these sufferers.
Before leaving Peking one of the imperial
princes told me that the people were literally
eating one another. They had no crops for
two years. They have had no rain. They
have eaten the grass from the ground and
the bark from the trees. They are becoming
cannibals. It is a worthy cause. Supplies
cannot fee shipped from this country, but
must be sent from Shanghai. It will take
hundreds of thousands of dollars, perhaps
millions."
A PASSENGER WAR
The Chicago Pout Says One la
Threatened.
Chicago, May 2.—The Evening Post to
day says: -An eastbound passenger rate
war seems imminent. The Wabash to
day gave notice that it would put into
effect such reductions as would yeserve
its differential rate from Kansas City.
The Burlington and the Missouri Pacific
have declared their intention of meeting
any reductions affecting Kansas <Mty,
Atchison, Leaven worth and St. Joseph.
Others undoubtedly will follow this lead."
Leopold as a Trolley Magnate
ftmr York Sun SamoJat Sarvlcm.
Brussels, May 3.—Le Petit Blue says that King Leopold intends to create a net
work of electric railways, requiring a capital of about $100,000,000 to be constructed
in the following order: Brussels to Antwerp, Brussels to Ostend and Brussels to
Paris. According to the same authority the consent of the French government has
been secured.
This will be the largest continuous trolley line in the world. From Brussels to
Antwerp is thirty miles, from Brussels to Ostend seventy-five miles, and from Brus
sels to Paris 170 miles, making a road from Antwerp to Paris, 200 miles long. In a
direct line, but probably nearer 300 miles by the actual route.
HE STOLE A RIDE
New York Doctor Sent to the Mines
in Alabama.
WAS SOUTH FOR HIS HEALTH
A Hitch Class Convict With a Van
dyke Beard—Attempts to
Get Him Oat.
Birmingham. Ala.. May 3. — Drt J.
Elmer Adams, the New York physician
who was sentenced here to three months
at hard labor in the penitentiary for
stealing a ride on a Louisville & Nash
ville freight train, got his first taste of
convict labor in the prison mines last
week.
Dr. Adams is writing out the facts of
his arrest and being sent to the mines,
and he denounces officials of the county
from which he was sentenced in the loud
est terms. He wears his Vandyke beard
and also glasses, presenting a unique ap
pearance with the srtiped suit. He was
asked if he would give the address of his
family, but declined to bring them into
publicity. He admits that it is a hard
proposition to be made to work ninety)
days in the mines. B. B. Smith, an archi
tect of Montgomery, left here this after
noon for Montgomery after a long con
sultation with attorneys for Dr. Adams
and the other men sent up from Butler
county, Alabama, on the charge of un
lawfully riding on trains. He will go be
fore Governor Sanford to-morrow morn
ing and present the case of Adams in full,
expecting to get a pardon. If that does
not have any effect Smith proposes to
make an effort in the way of habeas cor
pus porceedings. He say? that he will
exert every effort to get Dr. Adams out
without paying the fine of $27. The pris
oner works out the cost at the rate of
30 cents a day. Warden Gibson, in the
penitentiary, says that ao favors can be
Child Dies of Hunger and Thirst
Prosser, Wash., May 3.—With her hands and mouth stained with green from the
grass and flowers she had eaten in her desperate hunger, and with her features
drawn in the dying agony of thirst, the body of the 5-year-old daughter of W. B.
Mathews, former county commissioner, who lost her way on the dreary wastes of
Horse Heaven plains nearly a week ago, has been found by searchers. The child in
her agony had crawled into a badger hole, where she was found. From the ap
pearance of the body she had been dead about thirty-six hours, so for five days and
nights she had been without food and water.
shown the prisoner because of his social
standing or appearance.
Adams says he was on his way south in
search of health, and being short of funds
he was making part of the journey on
foot.
Dr. Adams says he is a graduate of the
New York Medical school, and had served
as an interne in the postgraduate hospi
tal.
ONE THAT WILL LAST.
Philadelphia Press.
Aseum—Going to the inauguration ball?
New pop—The inauguration bawl that
interests me most occurred last night. A
lusty-lunged boy arrived at our house.
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
Yonkers Statesman.
She—l think the doctor Is just as mean
as he can be!
He— What's he done?
"Vaccinated me on the right arm, and I
can't use it at all."
"It might be worse."
"I can't see how."
'He might have vaccinated you on the
tongue."
KALAMAZOO COINCIDENCES.
Chicago Journal.
Yesterday, in Kalamazco, a daughter
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kas
tead, and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Kastead. Both babies weighting exactly
twelve pounds, and both were born in the
same house at exactly the same hour. The
fathers are twins, as are also the mothers,
and the couples were married a year ago
last November.
IN LUZON.
Puck.
First Insurgent—And was the last battle
a triumph for the Filipino arms?
Second Insurgent—No; it was a triumph
for the Filipino legs!
PERHAPS SARCASTIC.
"And what do you think of the Cau
casian race now?" we asked.
"It seems to be a race for loot," sadly
answered the intelligent, though heathen
Chinese.
For real bargains in real estate, watch
for Tie Journal's real estate page,
Saturday.
Smallpox Kills 4 of a Family of 6
Special t« The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., May 3.—A report received to-day is to the effect that in a half-breed
family of six.' living on Cheyenne river, in which smallpox secured a hold, four are
dead—the wife, her mother, and two children, leaving the father and one child.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUENAL.
MINE FOR A CHURCH
Rev. Dr. Gunsaulus Returns From
Cripple Creek.
SOME LIES TOLD ABOUT IT
Xo Solomon's Temple to Be Built,
but a Home for Evangelis
tic' Work.
Chicago, May 3.—Dr. Frank W. Gun
saulus has returned to Chicago from his
trip of Inspection to the gold mines at
Cripple Creek. Col., which have been do
nated by Andrew Whartbn, an old miner, ,
in order that a permanent home for evan
gelistic work may be established in Chi
cago. : ■
"From the proceeds of the mine no Solo
mon's temple will be built, neither will
there be. halls of shimmering gold," said
Dr. Qunsaulus at his residence, "but I do
feel sure that" through the gold obtained
at Cripple Creek a home will be built' in
the central part of Chicago that will be
open night and day and which will be dedi
cated entirely to saving and benefiting
sinners and unfortunates."
There are many rich mines in and about
Cripple Creek and the one which has been
given by Wharton has been pronounced by
the experts who have examined it to be as |
good as any there. • The mine proper has
already been sunk to a depth of 160 feet,
and the ore obtained pays over $10 to the
ton. Just now, however, the proceeds are
all used in developing the mine, for it i 3
thought beyond a doubt that deep down in
the earth and several hundred feet back
of the place which is now being worked
there is a plentiful supply of ore.
Fulfill** Ambition of Gunsaulus.
"That has been one of my ambitions,"
said Dr. Gunsaulus, "and now I feel that
the thing which I have longed for may j
be done. However, many things have been
printed and said about the mine which are
not true. When lam out of Chicago |
there are persons who take advantage of
the fact and quote me as making the most j
preposterous statements imaginable. For ■
instance, I read this morning that I
prayed at the mine yesterday and dedicat- |
ed it 10 God. I was also quoted as aay
ing that the temple which would be. built
would outrival Solomon's and make the
magnificent edifice of that character of
biblical history look like thirty cents.
"Well, as a matter of fact, I did not j
pray and neither did I use the slang at- j
tributed to me. Here are the absolute |
facts about this mining property: About i
eighteen months ago while Rev. James S.
Bitler, an evangelist, was holding a series
of meetings at' Sedalia. Mo. ; Andrew Whar
torf, the owner of the mines, went to him
and said he would like to give what he
could to further the cause of Christianitj.
Rev. Mr. Hitler Gets Offer. ' I
c '
"He offered Rev. Mr. Bitler ten claims i
near Cripple Creek, which embracecf 103
acres. Part of this had been worked and j
part of it was far from being d&w»loped, j
but it was known to be rich. Rev. Mr. \
Bitler came to me a few days ago when he
learned that the property was really of
great value and asked my advice. He con- j
ferred with several friends in this city '
and the result was that I went to the ;
mines and looked at them.
"R. A. Trevarthen, superintendent of the '
Portland mine and an expert in mining,
gave as his opinion that the claims would
some day be rich, perhaps richer than we
anticipate. He advised that the work be
pushed along and that the mine be devel
oped to its fullest capacity as soon as
possible. This will be done and just as
soon as it is fully developed the work on
the home for evangelistic work here will
be commenced.
"To Rev. Mr. Bitler belongs all the credit
of having obtained the property, and -my
position in the matter is simply that of an
adviser. There is no money-making
scheme afoot on the part of Mr. Wharton
or anybody else, for he has given over by
deed every foot of the property. Gifts
have been received from time to time
from men interested in the undertaking,
but this money has been used to push the
aiine further into the soil ao that its out
put might be greater.
"To reach the mine from Cripple Creek
one is compeled to ride a long distance by
wagon, and this I did. The scene was a
new one to me and I am afraid that if
those miners read about my praying while
there they will have a good laugh among
themselves."
THE MODERN WAY.
Smart Set.
In days long agone the fond lover would
Eternal affection, and sing
The praise of his love neath her window
—but now
We've grown out of that sort of thing.
The old-fashioned pledge by the bright
stars above
Is rather played out and effete;
We live in more practical times, dearest
love—
Let's go and have something to eat!
SAVAGERY.
Detroit Journal.
"And do these Indian girls never evince
a tendency to relapse Into their former
savagery?"
Tears sprang to the eyeg of the mis
sion worker.
"Ah, yes!" sighed she. "Only last
evening they set the table without putting
doilies under the finger bowls:"
But it was plain that she was by no
means disheartened, for presently a brave
smile chased the shadows from her fine,
sensitive face.
PERFECTLY HOXEST.
Brooklyn Life.
"They say that the girl you broke your
engagement with was engaged to several
other men."
"I guess she was. When I requested
her to return the ring she .asked me to
call and identify it."
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ANTI-SEMITIC PLAY
Paris Censor Forbids Production of
a Stirring Drama.
OFFENSIVE TO THE RICH JEWS
It la "Decadence" by Albert Guinon
—Mine. Rejane Had Lead
ins Part.
Paris, May 3.—A drama of Albert
Guinon, the brilliant young playwright,
has been interdicted by order of the min
ister of public instruction. The name
of the play, '-Decadence," sounds inno
cent enough. It suggests a laying bare
of the favorite transgressions of modern
society—a theme which has been pouplar
with dramatic authors from time imme
morial. "Decadence,'" however, contains
the most dariug attack on the JeW3 that
has ever been launched on the stage and
the leading role was to be played by Mme.
Rejane, the rival of Mme. Sarah Bern
hardt, and perhaps the only actress in
France who has dared to give vent to
her anti-Semitic sentiin&nts.
M. Guinon is still what might be called
a young author, but the originality he
has displayed in the few works he has
produced has popularized him with the
atrical managers in Paris. When he sub
mitted his new drama to M. Porel, the
husband of Mme. Rejane, who is also her
manager, the latter was enthusiastic over
the plot.
Spend* 95.000 to Mount Play.
Without fear of failure. M. Posel spent
some 25,000 francs to mount the play, and
engaged a number of artists to play the
various roles. Then came the final re
hearsal. Many theatrical critics were int
vited and the censor came also. Now, it
happens that one-half of the newspaper
critics of Paris, like in London, New
York and Berlin, are Israelites. They
were shocked at the brazen affront which
the plot offered to their race. The cen
sor was convinced by them of the impro
priety of allowing the production of a
play which contained racial and religious
satire during the present political feuds
in France, and the interdiction followed.
Now, the censor does not like the word
"interdict" as used by the press, so he
has written a letter in the Figaro, in
which he corrects it and says that pro
duction of the play has only been post
poned and that it will be heard as soon
as the objectionable features are oblit
erated.
Plot of Suppressed Drama.
The plot of "Decadence" is daring and
the scenes vivid. The Duke de Barfleur.
the hero of the play, is a member of the
old aristocracy without a penny to up
hold his rank, obliged to live from day
to day as he can, borrowing here and,
there. He has a daughter. Jeannine
(Mme. Rejane's character), whom Nathan
Stroman, the son of a rich Jew banker,
loves. Stroman pere made his fortune
trafficking in white 6laves in Constan
tinople.
Knowing his son's love for Jeannine,
old Stroman sets about systematically to
get possession of the Duke de Barfleur's
notes which he has signed to obtain
money. When he has the nobleman corri
pletely in his power he demands the hand
of Jeannine for his son. The duke ex
changes his daughter for his notes and a
large sum of money.
Jeannine, forced into a distasteful mar
riage, is not long in running oft with her
lover, a member of her own aristocratic
circle, M. De Cherance, who, by the way,
is as poor as he is noble. Nathan Stro
man pursues his wife and endeavors to
bring her home, proving to her that she
cannot be happy with her lover, who is
unable to assure her any means of sup
port.
There is a marvelous scene between
them, and the husband persuades his wife
to return. There are some lashing tirades
against the aristocracy of France and
some burning truths thrust at the Jews,
who, having obtained an inkling of the
piece, appealed to the government to
stop It.
SHIPPING NEWS
OF THE LAKES.
(The Journal's special marine service cov
ers vessel movements from noon yesterday to
noon to-day.)
Cleveland—Vesselmen have figured up the
results of the, engineers' strike and the ice
jam in the St. Clair river, and estimated that
the delay to navigation this spring has so
far cut into the season carrying capacity of
the lake fleet that the surplus tonnage which
confronted, them during the winter has been
entirely overcome. Every day that is lost
now on account of the ice reduces the season
capacity of the lake fleet 100,000 tons in the
ore trade. The prospects for keeping freight
rates up to the figures already established
are correspondingly bright, and marine men
are getting to feel very hopeful over the out
look for the season's business.
St. Clair, Mich.—The running ice caught
the barge Uranus a3 she lay at the dock at
Marine City yesterday and parted the lines
and drove the vessel against the steamer H.
S. Plckands, lying ou the bottom a short
distance below. All the upper works on the
Pickands' bow were torn away and a hole was
punched in the stern of the Uranus. The ice
has stopped running. The Plankin
ton lies just below the Uranus and the
Pickands, and is In a dangerous position
when the ice starts again. The Ice is crowd
ing the steamer Nyanza on to the head of
Fawn islann and she in likely to go aground.
There is less than IUU feet of navigable wa
ter between the boat and the shoal. The
steamer Edwin Hall, lumber laden, is fast
in the ice opposite Sehlinkert's coal dock.
The water is still high In the river.
Detour, Mich.—Up: Advance, 1 p. m.
('leivlaud—Cleared: Coal—Orion, Jackfiah.
Conueaut, Ohio—Cleared: Light—Joliet,
Griffin, La Salle, Carrington, Bryu Mawr,
Duluth.
Loruin, Ohio—Cleared: Light—Victory,
Maricopa, Constitution, Marsala, Two Har
bors.
Benton Harbor. Mich.—The H. W. Williams
Transportation company has bought an At
lantic ocean liner for the Chicago and South
Haven route. The steamer will be brought
to South Haven at onoe via the St. Law
rence river and Wetland river.
Port Huron—The northwestern edge of the
ice field almost reaches the lighthouse, and
is of considerable extent. The Canadian side
of the river is full of slowly drifting ice.
ON THE WAR PATH.
Chicago Tribune.
Hustling Stranger (with bulging over
coat pockets and valise—ls this Mr.
Pummy?
Mr. Pummy (leading grocer of String
town) —Yes, sir.
Hustling Stranger (shaking hands) —
Glai to see you, Mr. Pummy. How do
you do?
Mr. Pummy—Toler'ble, like.
Hustling Stranger—My name is Bryan.
You've heard of me, I guess. I publish
the Commoner, at Lincoln, Neb. In re
sponse to many requests, Mr. Pummy, I
have concluded to admit advertisements
—a limited number, you understand —into
my paper. In pursuance of that design,
Mr. Pummy, I am caljlng upon the repre
sentative merchants of your thriving little
city-
Mr. Pummy—What d'you say your name
was?
Hustling Stranger—Bryan—Bryan, of the
Lincoln Commoner.
Mr. Pummy (turning to wait on a cus
tomer)— Don't think I ever heern on ye.
an' I'm blamed certain I don't want to
do no advertisin' in no Nebraska paper.
Be keerful about steppin' on the dawg as \
you go out. What was you wantin'. ,
ma'am?
FEIDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1901.
Honeymoon in the Coach House
t/Bw York Sun Spoclsl Svrvfco
Binghampton, N. V., May 3. —Miss Louise Johnson, prominent in society as the
adopted daughter of L. M. Bowers, the manager of the Rockefeller interests on the
Great Lakes, has caused a sensation by marrying George Thayer, Mr. Bowers' coach
man. She renounced wealth, society and family to marry Thayer. The wedding was
performed by Rev. E. D. Hammond of the First Christian church.
The bridegroom took his bride to his quarters in Mr. Bowers' coach house, where
they now live. Mr. Bowers refuses to recognize her as his daughter, saying she is
simply his house maid,.who married his coachman.
Minister Champions the Saloon
Baltimore, May 3.—"1 left my reverend title and my church coat hanging together
on the back of a chair at home," declared Rev. A. F. Sturger of Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran church as he stepped on the lecture platform to speak on "Temperance,"
to the Retail Liquor Dealers Benefit association. He continued:
"I've only brought with me the sympathetic heart of a man for his friends. I
do not like to see you trodden down. J have spent many hours with saloon people
listening to their troubles, and I know that their lives are hard.
"When I go into a saloon and stay there for an hour and maybe take.a glass of
beer or wine, I come out as good a man as when I went in. I will not accede to tem
perance, for I take a glass of beer or wine myself and I take it when I choose.
"I would, if I could, go to the people who are against your business and tell
them to go and see it before they condemn it. It is as good and honorable as any
other business, and the day will yet come when people will respect it."
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