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FRANK L. HOOGS MANAGER
THURSDAY JUNE G, 1907
Plan Tn Dpfent
M M. MM M. Mr w m.
Information from Washington is
to the effect that ucorgc 15. Cor-
telyou, Secretary of the Treasury,
is the most active and influential
enemy to the Taft presidential
boom. He is not an open and de
clared opponent of the nomination
of Taft, but his work is none the less effective. He is the only member
of the Cabinet who maintains any political relations with the "reac
tionaries." Originally Cortclyou was taken up by what is known in politics as
"the old guard," of which Mark A. Hanna, Cornelius N. Bliss and
Henry C. Payne were the leaders. His relations with "the old guard"
has never altered, despite his membership in President Roosevelt's
Cabinet. The "reactionaries" know that they cannot nominate Fair
banks, Forakcr, Shaw or Cannon. They must take somebody who is
identified in the public mind with President Roosevelt. Mr. Cortcl
you is alsq aware of this.
Some time ago it became apparent that somebody close to President
Roosevelt was unfriendly to the Taft boom. Finally Cortelyou made
overtures to Senator Dick and the Ohio leaders of "the old guard.''
From that day Dick and his colleagues counted Cortelyou as one of
themselves. About this time it began to be observed that callers who
talked with Cortclyou on politics had better not talk about Taft. At
the mention of Taft's name he froze up. He became alert attention
as soon as the callers mentioned the Cortelyou boom or the Roqsevelt
third term boom.
Cortclyou 's chief lieutenant is Assistant Postmaster General Hitch
cock, whom he created. When Cortelyou became Secretary of Com
merce and Labor, Hitchcock was made chief clerk. When Cortelyou
became Postmaster General he took Hitchcock with him and made
him first assistant. When he became Secretary of the Treasury it was
expected and even announced that Hitchcock would go into the Irca
sury Department, but he remained where he was.
A little while ago Cortclyou sent Hitchcock South nominaly to look
into the reports of disaffection against Taft. Hitchcock held private
conferences with postmasters, State chairmen and miscellaneous poli
ticians. When he got back he threw cold water on the Taft boom
and proved that there was 110 use trying to do anything with it in the
South ; but he wanted everybody to understand that there was a tremen
dous amount of Roosevelt third term sentiment there. He talked
third term without limit, not as a thing he himself favored but as a
regrettable feature which could not be overcome.
Then things began to happen in Tennessee. There are two factions
in that State, one headed by the only Republican Congressman Walter
P. Brownlow, the other by H. Clay Evans and State Chairman Newell
Sanders. Sanders is hand in glove with Cortelyou and Hitchcock.
Brownlow was for Taft. Cortelyou got the President's car and
Roosevelt got the impression that these Taft declarations were insin
cere. Then the Federal patronage club began to swing and the Brown
' low men were removed from office. Cortelyou bounced the Treasury
Department employes and Hitchcock the postal employes. Subordinates
in Federal offices were induced to desert their chiefs and join Cortcl
you's friend Sanders on promises that they would get their chiefs' jobs.
They got them. - :--.-
Not only the removed Treasury employes, but the postal employes
as well found that they had to do business with the Secretary of the
Treasury. They and their friends went to sec him and innocently as
sured him that they were for Taft. Then they saw a light, and began
to sound him on the Cortclycu presidential boom. They all found
that they could get a hearing by talking up either the Cortelyou boom
or the Roosevelt third term boom.
The Brownlow men arc going to keep on fighting for Taft. Every
man of them is convinced that the object of the Sanders men is to keep
Taft from getting the delegation by instructing it for Roosevelt and
then turning it over to Cortclyou. So the strange spectacle is pre
sented of the faction which the President, at Cortelyou's behest, has
turned down, fighting tooth and nail far the President's candidate.
SPIIUT OP THE PRESS.
The series of treaties and nlllances
that Japan has made for the main
tenance of the status quo In tho Far
East cannot be regarded tn any other
light than as making for peace. They
are essentially self-denying ordinan
ces, Intended to eliminate the chief
cause of international friction and
Jealousy. A few years ago, when tho
dissolution of the Chinese Empire
seemed to thoughtful statesmen the
world over to bo on tho eve of ac
complishment, there was a not unnat
ural anxiety on the part of tho com
mercial Powers lest their rivals should
get the best of the situation. It was
this anxiety in largo part that gave
Germany a foothold in China and jus
tified the land-grabbing operations
that have since been indulged in.
Japan's firm stand against Husslan
encroachments and ambitions has giv
en another complexion to affairs in
the Par East, and Japan has inherited
the distrust that was felt by the Pow
ers for one another, it is impossible
to see, however, in the alliance with
Great Britain and in the agreements
that are pending with France and
Russia, nnytnlng elso but effective
guarantees against both the "Yellow
Peril" and the exercise of dreaded Jap
anese ambitions. The Island Empire
is just as ilrmly bound Dy these trea
ties to observe and respect tho status
quo as are the European nations, and
their effect should be to confine future
enterprise in Eastern Asia to legiti
mate commercial rivalry. That such
rivalry Is easily converted into politi
cal antagonism is true, but the trea
ties will clear the air and remove one
great excuse for suspicion and dis
trust. Least of all has the United States
ground for viewing them with disfa
vor. They do not affect American in
terests in the slightest. We have no
designs upon Chinese territory, and
there is no excuse for the pretense
voiced in certain European quarters
that these agreements are "aimed by
Japan against the United States." The
United States will mind its own busi
ness in the Far East. That business
is troublesome enough, and we should
welcome any alliances and treaties
that would eliminate causes of trouble
for the nations with whom we may
come In trade competition. If they
want to bind themselves to let China
alone, so much the better for us.
Public Ledger, Philadelphia.
rexeittt:' Attorney General Bonaparte re-
V cently gave a hearing to a number
BOgUS WnlSky of representatives of leading distil-
Z lenes and rectifiers on the question
ijj of the modification of the Attorney
General s opinion relative to the la-
beline or branding of different
kinds of spirits under the new Pure Food Act.
Former Commissioner of Internal Revenue Yerkes and former
Congressman Hemphill represented the interests which were opposed
to the Attorney General's ruling, which, it is said, would deprive the
makers of blended whisky of the benefit of the word "blended" as
formerly used upon their labels. It was represented that fully 90 per
cent, of the whisky sold in the United States was blended whisky and
that to deprive them"T)f the use of the word would involve heavy finan
cial loss. ' It was insisted that the word "blend" could not, under the
Attorney General's opinion, be permitted on labels except in the case
of a blend of two or more "straight" whiskies and these, it was con
tended, could not properly be called a "blend" at all.
The Attorney General, without passing on the question of whether
or not rectifiers could, under the law, use the word "blended" as they
have done for many years, said that the whole question was so im
portant that he thought a test case should be brought in the courts for
a final determination of all questions involved. The Department of
Justice would afford every facility for making this test case.
JAPAN FORCING WAY.
The Jap surely Is trying to force his
way into the world when he knocks at
the porte and demands the benefit or
"the most favored nation" clause,
even to participation in the govern
ment of Turkey. Evidently the Jap
does not know, or he refuses to know,
that Turkey was erected into a bar
rier to keep out the Eastern peril,
whether that peril was Russian, or
Mongol. But there Is one thing about
it, Japan can have no hope of enter
ing her thin wedge into Turkey until
Germany Is appeased by the recogni
tion of a share in the Far East. It is
not England and France who now hold
the trump, cards in Turkey, as it was
a quarter of a century ago, but Rus
sia and Germany. And these are the
iwo nations mat are rar from eager
to share their spoils and their oppor
tunities with Japan. St. Paul Dis
Dr. McGregor mny rail at the slim
waists, but am II the fashion changes
he wastes his breath.
If this criminal carelessness in rail
roading keeps up, it will have to be
treated the same way as other crimes.
It is not easy to understand the de
mocrats of the South at this distance,
but their alliance with the Sunday
school people in Baltimore makes it
Ireland can furnish police to all the
rest of 'the world, but is still denied the
chance to supply herself.
What wonder that bogus "antiques"
impose on museums and collectors
when the very spade that began the
subway has been counterfeited!
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Luscious Peaches, and Pears
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present in all Curtice preserves. These pure preserves, the best
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Also the delicious Curtice Sweet Pickled Peaches and Pears
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Maxim Gorky, the Russian nov
elist whose peculiar ideas of moral
VentS ni Opleen $ ity failed to meet with approval on
On New York
his recent visit to New York, ant
who was turned out of several ho-
VWJW.VWAWAVMWi tels with a woman companion, has
taken a characteristic revenge on
the city which rejected him. He has written an article entitled, "New
York; the City of the Yellow Devil," every line of which breathes
abuse. The following arc some characteristic extracts-:
"From afar, the city scorns a black maw with uneven black tooth.
It exhales clouds of smoke, and appears like a jrjnnt "fTcrinK" from
ob'aiity. On entering you fool that you have chanced into a holly of
stone and iron, into ft stomach which lias fltigulfwl millions, ami which
crunches and digests them. And yearly awaits more and more.
"Locomotives and cars crawl like great worms ; mqtor horns screech
like fat ducks ; electric wires wail grimly. The suffocating atmosphere
is permeated, a,s a sponge with moisture, with thousands of roaring
noises. Packed in this dirty city, grimed with the smoke of factories,
may is imprisoned as in a gaol between high walls covered with soot.
He shudders apprehensively, exhales "foul odors in one's face.; he has
been poisoned, is suffering and moaning.
"There are many energetic countenances, yet on each it is the teeth
which first strikes one. Inner liberty, freedom of soul, gleam not in
their eyes. And this energy, devoid of inner freedom, recalls the glit
ter of a knife, which has not yet been dulled, the gloss on a rope, which
lias seen little service. It is the freedom of blind instruments in the
Hands of the yellow devil gold. -
"I have seen much beggardom ; its green, bloodless, bone-stretched
face I am acquainted with. Its eyes dim with huntrer. and burninc
wun aviuuy, cunning ami revengetul, or slavishly submissive, and al
ways inlniman, everywhere have I seen yet the horrors of destitution
in East Side are blacker than anything known to me.
"In those streets, packed with people as a sack with grain, children
seek eagerly in the garbage pails, which stand unon the footwav. for
rotten vegetables and devour them, mildew and all on the snot, amid the
acrid dust and exhalations.
"When they discover a crust of rotten bread it arouses fierce enmity
among them r sorted by the wish to devour it. thev fip-ht like small dorrs
They pervade the pavement in groat flock's, like glutfjjnbus pigeons; at
1 in the morning, nt 2, and later thev arc still wallowing in filth. tw
wretched blossoms of destitutions, livintr runronnh
tlVo woaltli." - " ' T W'
CLEVER LITTLE STORIES.
"The duel," said Senator Tillman, at
a dinner In Washington "Is a thing
abhor. I believe, though in manliness
and pluck, and I hope the time will
never come when a conversation such
as was recently overheard in a New
York club will be typical of American
chivalry. A New York, clubman ap
proached a friend and whispered:
"Bludd threatens to kick mo the next
time he sees mo in company. If he
should come in here now, what would
you advise me to do?" 'Sit down,' was
President Hadley of Yalo not long
ago entertained at dinner the son of
one of his classmates, the youth being
a Yale freshman. The conversation
turned to football, and what tho presi
dent had to say on tno subject was
news to tho freshman, who realized
tho 'fact with considerable surprise. He
listened for some time and then said
to Mrs. Hadley, condesendlngly
enough: "Do you know, Mrs. Hadley,
that only Illustrates tho old saying
that ono can loam Bomothlng of any-
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