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Wellington, I. C. April 19. One
of th- rarly and puzzling problems
with which the president lias been
confronted is tbu complex one uf
finding suitable men willing to en
ter on the high foreign service of
the government. It Is known Dr. HI
iot's declination of the post at the
court of St. James was a deep dis
appointment to Tnft. The reasons
that l'tl to the Harvard educator's
negative decision are reasons that
naturally will have weight with other
men whom the president may have
in mind- for the place. Dr. Kllot's
Income In not large enough to admit
of his taking a position which would
cost h huge sum to maintain as it has
been maintained by former Ambas
sador to Croat Britain.
Already the great London news
papers are giving heed to the pe
' culiar position In which the presi
dent tlmls himsilf placed In the mat
ter of this country's chief represent
ative otliee In the island. London
correspondent In Washington are
telling their newspapers bluntly that
under present conditions no man can
be made nn ambassador to Oreat
Britain unless he has a great private
fortune, and the correspondents also
are saying that In America great
fortunes and diplomatic ability are
not always found together.
England would have welcomed Dr.
Eliot, and the expressions of disap
pointment over his declination are
many and apparently sincere. The
question of who Is to succeed White
law Reid is one of present and of ab
sorbing interest to the Englishman of
Not often has a president of the
United states with gifts In his hand
found within six weeks so many per
sons reluctant to accept his largess.
Dr. Eliot declined to go to England;
Judge Aleyer Sulzberger of' the
Court of Common pleas at Philadel
phia has said he cannot go to Tur
key; former Senator Hemenway of
Indiana found n" attraction In the
offer of the mlsMlon to Pekln; former
Repr illative Morvell of Pennsylva
nia has decided he cannot go to St.
Petersburg, and former Representa
tive Watson or Indiana twice has
turned away from the offer of -the
mission to Cuba. If any other Amer
icans have rejected the offers of for
eign posts their names have not been
It costs more money to keep up
"precedent appearance" in London
than it dots at any of the other
capitals, but no man without money
of his own can take any one of the
great foreign posts and do Justice to
it, as the foreigners look at Justice,
without, the aid of a heavy purse.
This matter has been threshed out
time and again. Congress knows all
about it. but ha declined to pay any
attention to executive recommenda
tions that the salaries of our minis
ters an, ambassadois be increased.
It has refused also to appropriate
money to build homes for our rep-
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A CHICAGO PROFESSOR CLAIMS THAT LoVK AND 1XDIC ESTIoX AI'.E AKIN
resentatlves abroad, so they may be
relieved of the necessity of paying
out all of their salaries in rent. The
foreign landlord takes it for granted
that any man who writes ambassa
dor after his name is a man of millions.
Former Senator Charles W. Pulton
of Oregon, now has the offer of the
Chlneso post under advisement. He
may take It. The offer to Fulton,
It is generally recognized, was made
because of political considerations.
It has caused an abounding surprise
In Washington, so frankly it must
be said that the opinion is that Tuft
in this Instance, has shown a dispo
sition to give first consideration to
party service rendered rather than
to marked fitness for the offlre.
It may be Fulton will make an ad
mirable ambassador. It Is entirely
possible, however, that some of the
adverse comment on Taft's selection
of the Oregon man Is due to the fact
that our present minister to China
is qualified beyond most men for
the post which he holds. The thought
was that, under the spirit which re
cently has controlled In foreign ap
pointments. Minister Itockhill would
be kept In Tekln.
The case of the minister to China
has been quoted time and again as
an example of the reward that can
come to a man after years of studi
ous attention to the duties of otliee.
it la a case of the civil service as ap
plied to high position.
William W. Roekhill hss been for
many years in the diplomatic Service.
He is u specialist In Chinese affairs.
He was made second secretary of the
Pekin legation in 1X84, and one year
later was promoted to the office of
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secretary. In 18S6 and 1887 he was
made charge d'affaires at Seoul and
from there went back to the Chinese
capital. He resigned in 1888, and
later led two sclentiilc expeditions
into China and Tibet for the Smith
sonian institution; afterward he he
came chief clerk of the state de
partment, to be promoted quickly to
the position of assistant secretary of
Since hirf service in the state de
partment In Washington, Roekhill
lias been minister to Greece, Rou
manlu and Serviu, and In 1900 was
appointed a special commissioner '
tho I'lilted States to settle the I'.oxer
troubles. He knows Chinese affairs
as few men know them, and he Is
personally grateful to the officials
and the people of the Flowery King
dom. Fulton, if he takes Rockhill's
place, will have to work hard to till
it as it has been tilled.
Within a few days Secretary of
State Knox has given unmistakable
evidence that he Intends to carry
out in spirit and in letter the rule
which his predecessor. Root, laid
down to govern appointments in the
consular service. In most instances
merit has ruled In consular promo
tions for two years. There are ca
pable men In subordinate positions
in the foreign service who are look
ing to high otliee in the future as a
reward for work well done.
Thi re is a feeling that Congress
before long will rouse itself to the
absolute necessity of making appro
priations to build homes for our
ambassadors and ministers. If this
is done the consul generals and con-
l suln now working t llieiently for com
paratively small paj- can have hope
that one day it the civil service rule
is to apply to higher places they
may be able to take these higher
places and perform their duty with
out falling under the censures of
the people of the foreign capitals for
not keeping up "social appearances."
'll.cre was much pressure brought
to tear upon Taft to Induce him to
make offers of positions to several of
tl:e former officeholders whom the
ruji'H had declined to re-enlist in
theii services. These men did hard
voik for the Republican ticket at
tht last election, and some of them
did loyal work on behalf of Taft
prior to the Republican convention.
Clratitude, of course, has entered
Into he matter.
. -Now that some of thcue gentlcmeti
have declined diplomatic, preferment
H Is possible, very likely probable,
Tuft Is glad of it. and that he can
see hi way clear to give the for
eign posts of honor to men whom he
lelievcs to be fittest to fill them.
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Frunklin. Ind.. April 19. J. it.
Clore, Indiana's "corn king," Is to tell
the secrets of his trade to the Cxar
of Russia. He's to get 14.000 a year
and all expenses for three years for
Clore Isn't one of the stock ex
change "corn kings." No. He ac
tually raises it. Plants the seed corn,
plows and harrows and husks 'em
and all that sort of thing. If the
czar had wanted one of the other
kind of kings he wouldn't have sent
down Into the country to get one.
They call Clore tho corn king be
cause he seems to have a trick of
raising more and bigger corn from
a little lOu acre farm it his down
here near Franklin, Ind., than any
un els Jn the world. He's won over
J". 000 in prizes, including awards at
the St. I.ouis, Chicago, liuffalo and
Paris worl I s fairs, am! more recently
at tiie Omaha corn Orowers' associa
tion. Now. the czar of a" the Russias,
or his James Wllsonovdky, or who
ever Is secretary of rgrlculture over
there, is trjlng to stimulate corn
growing on the Kurelan steppes.
When he looked around for someone
to put his subjects on to the fine
points, Clore of Indianu. loomed up
like a light house in a fog So he
got the Job.
New York, April 19. The im
provement in general business is un
doubtedly going on in a satisfactory
manner. The big men of the country
I tin hankers and merchants recognize
jthis. The improvement is more sub
stantial than at any time since tho
J panic of 1907. Hank clearings show
nus u oe true conclusively. There :s
a moderately confident tone pervading
inii-lness affairs generally, partly
based upon a spring demand for
The building trade stands out ns Hie
most active line of business so far
this year. The explanation for thl
exceptional condition will be found
In tho low cost of materials, brought
about through the cuts in Iron and
steel prices and in an increased el'rl
tbney of labor. It is estimated by
Ri-adstreet's that these two factors In
tho building trade are responsible for
a saving of from 20 per cent to :!3
per cent in the eo-U of building op
erations tills year as compared with
ars of general prosperity.
In addition to the demand for
structural steel which these building
operations bring into the market, the
lailroails have been placing orders
much more freely, particularly for
bridge work and a number of orders
for rails have been placed. The pro
duction of pig iron for a long time
past has been excessive In view of
the consumptive demand, but the
figures of March production indicate
that the daily uverage tends to de
cline. Consequently, consumption
may soon catch up with production.
Meantime, of course, the price of pig
iron is very weak.
Tho stock market was overshad
owed during the week by the wheat
and cotton markets. The wheat cor
ner started talk of government action
to prevent speculation In futures.
Such action would be the worst pos
sible. It would restrict business and
would result here as it did in fle
many, where the antioptlon laws
and anti-future laws hurt the farmer
so that new efforts are being mado
to repeal tho laws. This has happen
eed in the cotton states of this coun
try, eight of which have anti-option
laws. These laws according to one .f
the men who worked hardest to have
them passed has cost the cotton
planter J300.000.000 and this man U
now trying to have the laws repealed.
A wheat corner is a bad thing and
works temporary harm. If it is a
mere gamble, a speculative manipu
lation of prices, it is of only slight
importance. It cannot be perman
ent, and will pass away leaving no
trace. 31ut if it is based upon knowl
edge and foresight it will convert the
deficiency of today Into the abund
ance of the harvest time. Farmers
and dealers In both hemispheres ars
taking note and guiding themselves
accordingly. Millions of acres wili
raise wheat which otherwise might
have raised unwanted oats or rye.
The ilearness of todny Is the assur
ance of abundance hereafter. Who
ever would "peg" prices by law
vi.uld make as great a mistake as
has been proved by Germany, th"
southern cotton states and in In
numerable other instances familiar
to the student of wealth.
Wheat in April advanced from
$1.19 a bushel on tho first to 1.29
on the 15th. The highest price for
many yeans was reached during the
week on No. 2 contract wheat for
export. This class closed on Thurs
day at $1.40 a bushel free on board
at New York.
Cotton had a sensational rise and
sold up $1.50 a bale on Thursday.
The trading waa heavy. The cause of
th" rise was the drought in the cot
ton belt and the fear of a short crop.
The result of the high prices for both
cotton and corn will be increased
acreage and a larger crop than ex
pected even if conditions are bad
In the stock market prices advanc
ed but slightly on an average al
though some individual issues made
gains. On Monday the average prl?e
was 122.96 anil on Thursday 1 23.46.
Reading was strong on the story that
plans have been worked out for t
separation of the coal properties ir
respective of . the decision of the su
preme court In the matter of the con
stitutionality of the commodity clause
of the Hepburn bill. Denver & Rio
Cirande advanced as the result "f
competitive buying, which is said ,,
be for control.
The prices of stocks are high but it
looks now as if they would go high
er, but for the margin speculator
the market should be entered with
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