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SZkkT INTERN ATlflNAL SPECIALISTS el paso: texas
A Chat WitK Secretary
HE DISCUSSES HIS DEPARTMENT OF COM
MERCE AND "LABOR AND TELLS WHAT IT IS
DOING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
A Great Creative Force With' an Army of Workmen.
Tke Census and Its 80,000 Sands Surveying the
Coasts and Putting Up Lighthouses Sorne-
. thing About-Our Merchant Marine Cheap
Fish Food For the, Nation One Mil
Are Admitted Investi-
(Copyright, 1911. bypgrank G.-CarpenUr.)
WASHINGTON, D. C., Sep 2.
In describing the heir
schemes of Uncle- Sam. pa
triarch, it Is. W11 tn Tr-armr snmatlitTio-
of the mew at their hsarL TrpsirTi-1
Taft. f course, bosses every Job, 'hut
the detailed werk is under the cabinet
ministers. Take, for instance, secre
tary Charles JSTagel, the chief, of the
department of commerce and" "labor,
"with -whom. I have "been, talking today.
H is a fit manager of a great under
taking. Sis feet in height, as straight
as as arrow and muscularly well
"formed, at the age of 62, he is one of
the roost energetic and efficient of all
those 3rho are managing Uncle Sara's
, "business. He is a broad gage man,
fitted byvsride training and experience
for Ttis .place In the federal machine.
Bern, j Texas, which we easterners
look upon" as a part of the wild and
, woolly- west, he was .educated first la
St. IiOHis &a& then in Berlin, the pro
gressive aad aggressive capital of Ger
many. After graduating at the uni
verse ry- iere, he came back to St.
XjOtrie, where he made a great reputa
tteB. jus a lawyer, and where he -was
practising wfee he was je&de secre
- tary of the department ef commerce
.aad labor by president Taft.
Her Ngel Caase te'Texm.
In 4ny talk with thergecretary "asked '
him how ha happened to -select fTexas
as his birtkjila.ee. He replied that His
father was an Immigrant:, anil that he I
came Irom Cenaaay to Ihis- ooantrv in
184S, settling in"Golrado'jcnmty, Tex
as. " The old. gentleman was a aem-.
ber of oe of a number tof colonies
rfWhich were established In mr great
southwest at stfcat time by pertain
wealthy citizens ef the German, piobil-
-Ity. The Immigrants belonging to
these eeSoBies were '.men of fine educa
tion. Many thetntwere ralyersity
graduates, and they had s. cirillaation
far above -t$at of the hordes which.
secretary. Nagel is now allowing to en
ter this -aountry; Por instance, the
secretary father had been a physician j
is Gerjaaay and ne was a graduate
of "the university of Berlin. Theeecre-4
xarys . acnoot teacner in Texas was a
graduate of the same"" university, and
Jar. Nagel, recently found a printed
speech of the great prince Bismarck
which, was jaade in reply to a paper
'written by "his Texas schoolmaster. V
Upon -Bay speaking of; the German
revolution of 3S48, during which s.e
any prominent men left the father
land, I asked Mr. Nagel If lt was not
then that Car. Schurz and Joseph Pu
11 tee r came to this country.
-The secretary replied that Schurs
came several years, lajter, and that Jo
seph Pulitzer must "have, landed along
abeut the close 'of the civil war- Said
"I 3cnew Mr Pulitzer"" during my
early days in Stl Louis and while he
was still a. reporter on the "Westliche
Pest. JL&ter on he bought the Post
aad united it with the Dispatch, making--the
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which
he still owns. It was from the mon'ey
that he made from the Dispatch that
he came to New York and bought
Creative Feature TJhcIc Sam's
The .conversation here turned to the
development of Uncle Sam, patriarch,
and secretary Nagel referred to some
f the great' creative works now under
way in thV various departments. Said
hej f '
"Srery one of the -administrative of
09B 1 taking oa creative features.
The postoffSce, which was formerly a
mere transmitter of letters, has just
started postal savings 'banks, and it
is protecting the people' from frauds
through the mails. "The, department of
war, which is the great national and
Having devoted the greater part of our lives to treating and curing Chronic Dis
eases,-we are today able to say definitely what we can do ior the many lorms or
trouble that afflict Men and "Women, and we invite all who suffer to call on us
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a Year and How f
I international police torce of the gov
ernment, has taken. charge of the
Philllppines and our other island pos
sessions; and it Is doing all sorts of
creafivework there. It is even build
ing" the "Panama canal. The treasury,
Tvhlcti was once only a machine for
the collection, of revenues, is now the
foundation of our national banks, and
it is also erecting public buildings
throughout the country. The depart
ment of justice is watching your in
terests In the restriction of corpora
tions and trusts, and the department
of the navy has many creative fea
tures. As to the interior, that has be
come a. great conservation bureau,
which is conserving our coal lands,
"reclaiming our deserts and draining
the swamps. It is also watching over
the safety of the men in the mines.
And last, as to the department of
agriculture, that has so largely to do
with, creative work that it Is impos
sible to describe its ramifications.
The .Secretary Talks ef His Job.
"But -how about your own depart
ment, Mr. Secretary?" I asked. "You,
too, are not Idle. Give me an outline
of your work in a nutshell."
"It is dificult to put the department
ef commerce and abor in a nutshell,"
was the secretary's reply. "A year or
so ago we were employing more men
than there are soldiers in the "United
States sarray. That 'was whan the cen-
sus ln ul1 swing. "We had last
year over 71.P00 enumerators and also
a temporary force of clerks numbering
300or 4060. In addition to the cen
sps, we have a dozen different bureaus
here at .Washington, each of which has
its own work.
"This department, which was orig
inally organized to deal with commerce
and labor, and especially with the cor
porations and business Interests of the
"United States, has taken In many of
the bureaus of the other departments.
The bureau of manufactures for 'in
stance Is an offspring of the depart
ment of state. It is devoted to the
development of our domestic and for-
eIgrn trafle and lt publishes informa
tion gathered by the consuls, who are
under the state department. "We have
also bur own special agents who travel
over the world looking up trade and
trade openings. They are gathering
information as to certain classes of ex
ports, reporting the demand for them
in each country and telling how they
should be handled and markeld. We
.publisk daily reports from other coun
tries as to the opportunities offered
for American manufactures, and in
time we shall have a corps of such ex
perts going from trade center to trade
center in the United States and ad
vising the people how and where to
market their products abroad.
Oar Foreign Trade.
"In the same way we have inherited
the bureau of statistics from the de
partment of the treasury. This has
also to do with our foreign commerce
and, together with the bureau of man
ufactures, xit gives a vast amount of
valuable information as to Uncle Sam's
business and how it may be spread to
every .part of the globe. "With other
tilings we are now .making a directory
of the names of business houses which
handle imported merchandise in all
foreign- countries. The material for
this has already been gathered, and
the book will be published some time
"As to what our foreign trade is the
bureau of statistics will give you fig
ures. Last year our exports were just
about 1,745,000,000, or almost $6,000,
000 a day for every working day of
the year. Our Imports were a.bout the
highest they have ever been in the
history of the country, and they
amounted all told to almost ?5,000,000 J
FEANK Gh CARPENTER'S LETTER.
for evry such working day. These
figures are so great as to be beyond
comprehension but they give one some
idea of our foreign commerce which
Is still at its beginning and which Is
bound to increase from year to year."
The Marine Business.
"Tour department has much to de
with navigation has it not?"
"Tes, indeed, we are the friend of
the mariner,, and of all those who travel
by sea. We have a number of marine
bureaus, which have come to us from
other departments. We have a bureau
of navigation, one of steamboat in
spection, one of lighthouses, and also
the coast and geodetic survey. Xou
might not call the latter creative, but
still It gives Information as, to the ex.
act nature of our coasts for ships all
surveyed even than the land. We know
United States are much more carefully
over the world. The "waters of the
the depth and character of every bit
of sea which washes 'our shores, and
have made surveys of the rivers to the
head of tide water for ship navigation.
We furnish such maps to sailors. We
also erive information as to the tides.
and bv n rrATit firepntlnn th rnfs I
survey can tell you Just what the tide
is at any port of the world and at any
hour of the day. ITor instance, if you
want to know just how high the tide
will rise this afternoon in the bay of
Chemulpo, on the west coast of Korea,
this machine will tell you."
"How about your lighthouses, are
you putting up new ones?"
"YeB, replied the secretary. "We are
adding hundreds of lights and light
houses to the service every year. The
main lights along the Atlantic and Pa
cific were erected Ions: ago. but we
are establishing new lightc and sig-
nals between -them. We have put up
about 50 new lights, 16 fog signals
and 751 buoys. We are greatly ex
tending the lighthouse seVrice of Alas
ka, and are building lighthouses there.
We are also putting lights upon the
Yukon and other rivers. We are im
proving the lighthouses of Porto Rico
and Hawaii, and we have-officers of
the engineer corps of the army who
are inspecting the lights ort the Missis
sippi river and its tributaries.
Oer 3Iorchant Marise.
"And then as to the "bureau of navi
gation," continued tbe secretary. "We
are doing what we can to make our
merchant vessels better and to take
care of the sallprs. We are Inspecting
the steamboats and insisting that they
be properly equipped with llfevsaving
"I should like to see measures un
dertaken to Increase our' merchant
marine. As it is we have something
like 25,000 vessels with a. gross ton
nage of more than 7,500,000 but near
ly all this is devoted to our domestic
trade, a large part of our shipping be
ing on the great lakes.
"The most of our imports and ex
ports now come and go in European
bottoms. Last year we carried lesB than
9 percent of them, and we paid many
millions ofr dollars in freight to other
nations. Our great European competi
tors for the commerce of the world
find that It pays them to aid their
merchant shipping, and I believe that.
we should do the same. Th-e Is a
good deal of sentiment ln commerce,
notwithstanding all the proverbs .to
, the contrary. 'Trade does follow the
flag,' and the American flag in a "for
eign harbor Is a great advertiser. "2lf
the United States is to hold -its own
In the trade of the world it must have
equal advantages with other nations as
to that trade."
Cheap KiBh for the Nation.
Here the secretary spoke of the bu
reau of fisheries, saying:
"Another feature of this department,
Indirectly connected with the marine,
Is the raising of cheap fish for food
for the nation. A few years ago it J
was almost Impossible to get fresh lob-
sters, or .shad, but owing to the pro
tection afforded and the plantings of
the bureau of fisheries, they are now
to bo found In every large market. We
are propagating fish of many kinds all
over the union. We raise the spawn
and- send lt out to the states, and4 ln
addition do a great deal of planting
ourselves. Our total output of fish
and egg9 Jast year was more than three
billions; and this will be greatly ex
tended. The commercial fisheries of
the country are now bringing in a
product of something like ?62;000,000
a year, and from oysters alone vie are
annually getting something like $16,-
000,000. The salmon of Alaska bring J
In $9,000,000 or $10,000,000, and ,the
fish which come from the forest wafers
furnish a supply of food which annually
sells for something like $21,000000.
We are doing a great deal for the sal
mon both along the Columbia riVer
Insures You a Cure
and in Puget sound and Alaska. As
to the fur seals, they .are under the
department, and if we could protect
them Crjom the Tobbers who, contrary
to law try .to catch them on their
way to the Prlbaloff islands, we could
materially Increase the herd. As it is,
the sealskins now bring im something
like $43b,000 a yeai. In the past they
have beten worth a great deal."
Otee Million Imjasisrasts.
The conversation here tu--ra-to im
migratli, of which the departmeent .of
commerce and labor has charge, and
I asked the secretary as to the char
acter of the new citizens we are get
ting from Europe. He replied:
"The most of them come from the
southern and eastern countries. We ad
mitted more than 1,000,000 last year
and within the last 10 years we have
passed la between 8,000,000 and 9,000,
000. At present we are admitting more
Italians titan any of the others. In 1900
we had over 200,000 of them. Next came
the Poles, who numbered 128,000, and
then the Jews, Germans, English and
"You must remember, however, that
a great many of these "Immigrants
stay only a few years and that there
is a steady flow back to the old coun
try. I believe that some of them come
here with the idea of making a for
tune in a few years and then going
back home. Some such send their savings-
back from month to month, and
this is one reason for the hundreds of
millions of dollars worth ofmoney
orders which are annually forwarded
Keeping Out the Scrap.
"Do we get many bad immigrants?"
I asked. '
"Not if this department can help it.
We have a force of about 2000 men who
are engaged In guarding the ports and
our boundaries, to keep out those whom
the law forbids landing. These are, as
you know, all those who have con
tagious diseases, all who are mentally
weak, all who have been criminals In
the countries JFrem where theycame,
and all who atfepaupers and unable to
support themselves We turn about
25,000 such immigrants back every
year, and although at times it seems
almost cruel to do so, We are forced
to protect the people at home from
such invasion from abroad."
"What causes the- immigrants to
come to4he United States?"
"The number increases or decreases
with good or bad times. Just now the
country Is prosperous, and foreigners
come here to get the high wages and
better conditions of living. The immi
gration Is also largely a matter, of
freight. It la drummed up by the ocean
steamship companies" and the railroads
ln order that they may receive the
passage money for carrying the Immi
grants here." - t
"Can you keep out the Asiatics?"
"The law forbids us -to admit the
Chinese, and the same is true to some
J. extent of the Japanese. During the
past year we have passed, in 2600 Jap
anese, and .during the same time some
thing like 1500 came into Hawaii. Cali
fornia has also had something of an
Immigration' of Hindus."
"What are you doing along labor
lines 7' ,r
"We are gathering information of all
sorts not only for the government and
jthe scientist, but for the laboring man
"himself and those who employ him.
We are getting information as to child
labor and jjvoman labor, as to wages
and strikes" andas jto accidents and
how the laborer may Be protected from
Investigating the' Corporations.
"I suppose that a great part of your
work Is connected with the corpora
tions?" 'lYes, that was one of the main rea
sons for founding this department. It
wag to promote the best business In
terests of the country and to give In
formation which would lead to the
maintenance of the honesty and sta
bility of the vast machinery of our
industry and commerce. The bureau
of corporations gathers information
for the use of the administration and
others as to corporations of all kinds.
So far, we have been dealing chiefly
with the great corporations or trusts,
and we have Investigated a number of
them, such as the beef trust and the
steel trust. We have about completed
our work on the steel trust."
"I should think such a report would
be very extensive?"
"It is so. It would take several vol
umes to contain lt"
"Will it have as many words as a
big family Bible?"
"I should gay so."
"Hoyr do you go about Investigating
a trust of that kind?"
"We have to begin at the bottom.
We want first to know the purpose of
the organisation, to learn what its
charter gives It the right to do and
then find out whether it carries on its
business In,, accordance with that char
ter. We want to know all about the
methods., of the organization, its profits
and losses, the wages and prices, the
cost -of materials and everything con
cerning it. We want to know whether
it has combinations with the railroads
by which it gets unfair advantages
over Its pomnftHtfirs. smfl tn know
whether it is in a conspiracy to con- j
trol .or make prices. In the steel trust
we have had great aid from the man-
ement The books have all been
thrown open to us, and we have been
aided injmany ways. This., is t so with
most of the corporations with which
we have hato deal. It was" not so with
the tobaccorust. but the recent de
cision army mcke that organization
more compiant -iiNihe future."
"What investigations, have you on
hand at present?
"At the end of the lasf fiscal year
the work was still pending as to the
investigation of the lumber, steel and
tobacco Industries and also as; to the
International Harvester conjpany, ;
transportation by water in the United ;
States and the concentration of wster ;
I power industries. Some of this work :
has been completed." !
Testing Our Weights and Measures', :
I here asked as to certain other bu-
reaus or xne department, ana tne sec
"JLt will be impossible for you-to give
he details of the department of com
merce and labor in a single newspaper
letter. Every one of our off Ices teems
with creative work. Take, for instance,
the bureau of standard's, which Js test
ing weights and measures of all kinds.
jWe have' made almost 50,000" tests of
jsuch things during the past year, and
, these Included measurements of tests
ifor length, mass, capacity and density
They embraced measurements of time,
heat and electricity and of all sorts of
materials and forces under the sun. All
the thermometers of the United States
are now made after the tests of this
j department. Indeed, the most of them
are sent in to be tested. It is the same
with all measures for photographic
lenses and optical glasses. We are in
specting the ordinary woights and
measures used in the various states
and they are being brought up to
standard. Two of our inspectors visited
87 cities and towns the past year. They
worked chiefly in the east, covering 27
states, and they expect to go over the
western states during the coining 12
months. I believe the day will come
when all the weights and measures of
the .country will be based upon the
work of the bureau of standards."
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TO STATE THAT EEC A GREAT NUM
BER OF INSTANCES HE RECEIVED
REPLIES PROVING THE WRITERS
ABSOLUTELY ON THE SQUARE. -
"ONE, HOWEVER, FROM A FOR
MER COLLEGE PROFESSOR A VEN
ERABLE GENTLEMAN TOOK EX
CEPTION TO THE PROPOSITION
FOR 50 PERCENT CCfOHSSION, AND
DECLARED ONE-THIRD OUT TO
BE ABOUT RIGHT! ANOTHER NO
TED COLLEGE MAN OFFERED TO
MEET ALL PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS
AT THE TRAIN WITH HIS CAR
RIAGE, AND STILL ANOTHER AN
OFFICER IN A LEARNED SOCIETY
OFFERED TO BREAK UP HIS VACA
TION AND COME A LONG DISTANCE
TO CAPTURE TWO CASES ON A 50
"ONE OF THE MEN WHO REPLIED
AFTER THIS FASHION, WHO KNEW
OF MY ACTIVITIES AGAINST THE
FEE-SPLITTERS, MET ME ON THE
STREET NOT LONG AFTERWARDS
AND SLAPPED ME ON THE BACK,
SAYING: WELL, I'M, GLAD SOME
BODY HAS AT LAST ATTACKED
THAT AWFUL COMMISSION BUSI
NESS.' IT SO HAPPENED I HAD IN
MY POCKET A LETTER FROM HIM
TO MY COUNTRY FRIEND WHICH
EXPRESSED HIS WILLINGNESS TO
DO ANY OLD JOB AT ANY OLD
TIME AT ANY OLD COMMISSION.
BUT I SMILED AND SATD NOTH
ING." There is a disposition in tie Atlantic
states to hold up a hand of holy (horror
at secret fee-splitting as & piece of
moral depravity peculiar to the West
and Middle Wet. This may not be
hypocrisy, but it is at least (blindness.
So eminent an authority a3 Dr. Robert
Abbe, chief surgeon of St. Luke's Hos
pital and visiting surgeon at half &
dozen other big hospitals in Nevr York.
said to met
"I don't know how bad it is in the
East, but it certainly- exists. I know of
surcreons. men of th erpatest abiKtv
and highest standing, who are wonder
0 j O
ing why certain physicians no longer
Bend cases to them. And I know of
other surgeons, much less worthy and.
able, who are operating on cases for
which they are by no means as fit."
Another class of specialists who have
been coming in for 'big fees lately are
the gynecologists, and they too have
felt the fee-splitting pressure. I went
to one of the most noted of them, Dr.
Clement Cleveland, gynecologist and
surgeon in the world-famed Woman's
Hospital of New York.
Whatever the practice in the West,'
he said, "it is certainly a widespread
and corrupting, influence here. It h6
not affected me personally, but I see it
on all sides and the future appears to
be filled with many dangers. It is being
brought about by the fierce competi
tion for a livelihood."
There Dr. Cleveland placed 'his fings
on the spot where it ihurts.
Secret fee-splitting would never have
been anything more than a minor ail
ment, if it had not been for out neg
lect of the physician. It came into the
profession from the outside and our at
titude has given it a chance to "grow.
The manufacturers of trusses and other
Rjbodily appliances were originally to
olame. To promote their business they
biive pursued a policy ot always mail
ins: a check to the physician who sends
a case. This is made out for a
in .percentage of what the patient
is charged and, of course, k tacked on
io -vvinb me piuenu pays, xne patient
is afaeaVed and the business is under
handed, vnit the truss manufacturers are
not concerned with such matters. They
are after business and they have found
that it pajes to send out these checks.
They brings greatly increased, business.
Several meducal men have told me that
they have returned these checks time
after time with insulting letters, but
they have come next time just the same.
In St. Luke's Hospital, in New York, a
house surgeon is retaining such a check
as evidence against the Pomeroy Truss
company, but he might as well save
(himself the troubleV The country is
flooded with similarcheck3 every day,
and far outnumbering? them are the
checks for commassionX. sent tby drug
Now the constant receiving and cash-
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schools established by congress. The flrtt school in Texas or any Gulf
state classed "A" by the War Department!.
Murder of Hundreds
ing of these checks &i beea ih&vinc
bad effeot oa tbe professios. Ic i
been fare&kkig down the saor&l teoe, wi
making- it easier to stoop to otfeer wertt
deals. But tbe acceptance o & oom
mia&km from a foKxae&s house xaiwt set
be confused with ifee sfiittiBg of fees
within, tfee profeeaoo. UnfortaaateJy
tfce distinction (has not been, cleaxrj
made in the dkouseioag of the subjeet
and roaimisstbBrtakJDg aad fee-splitting
Of all kinds ha.VP ifwn lrann 4-jwH.
and condemned in 43b sajne treati. Bat
tuc": a pu-ay wioe oinereooe. iDe
acceptance of ij3niaek from 3aaa
facture s, drug stores and so oa deserves
& single-tbanded condemnation as petty
business, but tie mnch more importaat
and insidious practice of feeispKttiiig
requires a diff erect 'handling.
Here we are interested in fee-aplifctiae
because it is something we can take A
band in. So let us keep the issue clear.
What we want to stop is the dangerous
and growing practice of Tmdfffhmndqd
fee-splitting between tfee pgiciaa ad
the specialist. We can do it- ia jmt oae
way by sweeping away all tie hum
bug and hocus-pocus which has grown
up around "medical ethies" and. comiMf
to & clear understanding of 4be facts.
There are x. i&aa ooustrv 140$OG
physicians, one to every Sod peepk. and
their average income is $75 a month.
1 Some are making much sore and others
are running street cars for a living,
lii between is a great body of men wk
are 'barely Tble toiire and keep up aa
appearanee. Bui tfeey know tbefcr busi
ness and are trying to do tbe rigfrt
tbing. To oae of these some day comes
a patient who needs a doffkuJt opera
tion and he caBs ia a swgeon, wiio, ia
an hour and a ha,U, earns a bigger iee
than ike Scan make by mouths of devo
tion. Suppose a. aasgeoa lets it be
known among these mem tbfc fee rwHI see
tfcey are taken &re of by a afcare in
the fee, are not many of tbem bound to
fall? jind cant you see how easily tbe
! practice caa be carried i- a point w&ere
I j 1 f r
v&s paysiratH can sxana one sargeon off
against another until, as im. Kansas, the
surgeons find febey ewe getting tbe abort
end of tbe stiek?
Bet remember, fees are spHt behind;
the patient's back, surgeons feel they,
must operate to protect the pkysidaa.
who sent tfce case, there is "indiscrim
inate, reckless and useless eperating"'
and many of our finest hospitals have
become 'otibeds ef fee-spBfcfciar and'
commission, obbey.', An ugly" score
feas been piled up against tfcis delicacy
fabricated by "medical" etfcics;' Do youl
or I care anything about tfek deScaey
Have we any soft-handed notions at
times when we are preparing for aa
operation? Does it not make us feel
badly tfeat tne specialist is not going
to leave anything for our families and
have them afterwards realise the opera
tion was a needless one.
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