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Visitors in England Find It a Great Shock to Their Humility—
The "American Peril" and How England In
tends to Meet It.
London, June 19.—With the Fourth of
July so near one can think of no subject
more- fascinating than the changed senti
ments toward America and her people of
those from whom, at the sword's point,
the colonies won their independence. And
this is fortunate, because just at the time
this letter is written there has been such
a succession of remarkable occurrences,
beginning with the investment by Andrew
Carnegie of ten millions of American
money in Scottish education and ending in
the double triumph of our countrymen
at Epsom Downs, with the receptions |
given to representatives of the New York
chamber of commerce coming in between,
that it would be difficult for an American
visitor to London to ignore this subject.
Really there has been in these weeks a
new apotheosis in England, and the gods
before whom the English people are now
bowing down, who are they, do you think
but our own modest selves? If hereafter
American visitors do the least thing to
merit the thread-worn English fling at
Yankee loudness and boastfulness, who
will be to blame? To stand so much adu
lation one must be more than human.
liy own humility never had such a shock.
"The American Danger," a phrase with
which the papers here have made us very
familiar, has now an altered significance
to- some of us. Originally it meant the
peril to which English trade is exposed
by American competition, and this "Amer
ican peril," we have been repeatedly as
sured, is more to be dreaded than "the
Yellow Danger from the East."
The English people themselves are
pleading guilty, and no American pen
could ever set forth more strongly than
they the inferiority of their own methods
to ours or the urgent need there is for
the old mother to wake up and at the
opening of the new century take a leaf out
of the wonderful book opened in the last
century by her enterprising daughter. It
used to bo that if the American people
wanted anything very good said of them
over here, they had to say it themselves,
and everybody knows that to the emer
gency thus created by an unappreciative
British publk 1, American visitors, as a
rule, were more- than equal. But what a
change! Now all one has to do is just
sit still, keep one's mouth shut and listen
to nothing but the bisr brass band of
British adulation from rosy morn till dewy
eve. From the president of the board of
trade speakiag before parliament an<? jus
tifying the government in buying Ameri
can locomotives on the ground that they
are better an'l cheaper than those made in j
England, all ihe way down to those news- j
paper writers, who apropos of America's
double triumph at Epsom, are askiug "Is
England going to the dogs?" there is only
one tune kept up. There are, however,
two strains in this tune, and I am wicked
enough lo confess that my chief amuse
ment for some time has been an effort
to determine which strain is produced
with the greater frequency, that in which
the people simply bemoan their own form
er stupidity, or that which so heartily in
sists that hereafter nothing must suffice
but the adoption as quickly as possible of
those trade ideals which have so long
dominated in the United States.
The mere circumstance that recently
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
held in London an entrance examination,
would, of itself, be scarcely worth nothing.
What give significance to it was the sig
niflicant comment it elicited from the
London press. In all branches of tech
nical training the English, upon their owr
repeated confessions, are so far behind
us as to be positively ashamed of them
selves. Too show, too, how deep is their
present feeling of humiliation, and how
sincere they are in wanting to learn
from us how to do things, some of the
papers indulge comments like this. "Per
haps," they said, "this tempting of Eng
lish pupils \o American schools is a good
thing for us. We must not forget that
Germany got its lessons in commercial
enterprise by sending young men to be
trained in the business offices of London,
and possibly we could not in turn more
surely provide for our own commercial
future than by encouraging the youth of
England to go for a few years of training
to the United States."
The change 1 of sentiment toward America
and her people has been so great in this
country in recent months, and was so
etrinkingly emphasized by the visit of
those New York magnates, that one can
scarcely describe it without seeming to
chuckle over it. One writes, too, with
the fear that because he cannot help be
ing a little playful on such a subject, he
may be suspected of exaggerating and
may not be taken seriously. But it is a
fact, that, far from New York visitors
article about in great big sugar-coated
receiving "patronage," they threw this
chunks wherever they went. And this
was just the thing to do. It was what the
situation called for, and the fact that
these shrewd business men so quickly
sighted the mark and then so efficaciously
Cole Younger as Robin Hood
Colonel Waters, who was United States [
district attorney for the Kansas City dis- I
trict of Missouri in 1871), tells a good story \
about Cole Younger in a Kansas City pa- i
per. When the first attempt was made to ;
release the Youngere years ago, Colonel !
Waters came to Xorthfield to talk over I
the matter with the prisoners. The case j
appeared hopeless because of the popular
prejudice against the Youngers in Minne
sota and Colonel Waters cautioned Cole,
the oldest brother, to be careful about
■what he said. The colonel tells the story
" 'I am getting the worst of it in the
newspapers,' said Colman, 'and I have
tried to be courteous, too. The reporters
insist on coming to see me, to ask me to
give them stories about our exploits. I
can't tell them anything that seems to in
terest them, and they write a lot of stuff
that prejudices my case.'
" 'Why don't you tell 'em a lot of stories
about robbing the rich and giving the swag
to the poor?' I asked him.
" 'I don't know that I ever did that,' he
replied, 'but I came very near it once.'
•' 'How's that?" I asked.
" ' It was down in Mississippi, just after I
the war,' he replied. 'We were trying to I
make our way through a friendly country
and one morning thought we would go
to a email hut near by, where we saw the
smoke curling out oft he chimney, for
breakfast. As we approached the place I
heard a woman shouting in a loud tone and
stopped the party to listen to her. "Lord,"
she cried, "come ,down and help Thy poor
servant." She told the Lord all her troub
les. Her son had been employed by a mer
chant in town and had run away with
some goods or money and the merchant
had got judgment and was going to sell
the widow's horse and cow to make good
the loes. I locked around and saw that an
auction sale had been advertised for that
day. Just then the woman cried, "Show
your presence here. Lord, now and help—"
I broke into the yard and answered: "Here
I am; I'll take care of/your case."
" 'The woman started to get down on
her knees to thank me, but I wouldn't let
her. I told her breakfast was what we
most wanted just at that time. We fell
to on the little she had to eat, and had
Just finished when the merchant and con
stable, followed by a email crowd, came
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hit it, was another instance of American
versatility. It showed, too, in what great
kindliness we can act toward people after
we've licked them. Altogether it was
very amusing, and yet it had its impres
sive features.
What these visiting millionaires found j
was that John Bull was on the stool of
repentance because he had learned so
poorly the latest device in making busi
ness go. It was evident in every paper
they read and in every conversation they
held that this hitherto self-satisfied and
rather conceited old gentleman was quite
out of the notion of himself and was hav
ing a fit of the blues. He was taking on
quite seriously because he didn't know
any more and hadn't done any better, and
was wondering, as many a man does when
pride or self will gets a sudden shock,
what would become of him in the future.
In saying that this was what these men
found when they reached England, one
does not exaggerate in the least, and in
proof of this one might put in the witness
stand, not only these men themselves, but
every single London editor and almost
every man who abcut that time was dis
cussing current business conditions from
English platforms. Naturally, therefore,
the one call upon these influential New
Yorkers was for words of friendly re-as
surance, and with the true Ameiican
genius for doing the right thing in the
right way, these were the sort of words
they began at once to utter.
"Don't be so frightened," they said.
"After all this is a great country. Don't
be down-hearted, old man. Don't think
that the star of England is going to set.
We've beaten you in some things—that's
true; but that's only a reason why you
should pull yourself together and go into
the battle with more vim. Look at us,"
they said; "ar'n't we of the same blood
with yourselves?" So did they express
themselves in substance, and then their
pointed query was, "If this spirit
of triumphant enterprise is in the
blood of the daughter, why isn't
it also in the blood of the mother?"
And this last remark seemed to
suit the patient better than anything, if
one may judge from the editorial com
ments upon it. "Yes. indeed." replied
these good-natured knights of the English
quill, "that's just the point to tie 10. It
is the energy and the adaptability of the
Anglo-Saxon that have done these great
things for America; now let us be encour
aged by this to make another supreme
effort ourselves; for ar'n't we also of this
great race?" And so, since then, John
Bull has been feeling better. He is more
hopeful; and I'm glad of it, for I never saw
him so really down in the mouth before
But one reflects again, what a change?
For it isn't so very long since this "same
blood and same race" argument was
brought into frequent service by the lead
ers of public thought in England in quite
a different way.
They used to wonder what would become
of us. The experiment of democracy, how
would it turn out? Badly, they feared,
badly. Yet, we were Anglo-Saxons, and
we ought to know how to U3e freedom,
whether we did or not. The civil war
and its great issues—especially its issues
of bitterness —how could these ever ad
just themselves to a common flag? This
would surely take generations, if not ages.
Yet, after all, was there not some hope,
for isn't it one of the traits of the Anglo-
Saxon to make the best of defeat, and
isn't he also in victory a generous foe?
Our working class population with the
ballot in its hands in a country which
was not so law-abiding as it should be,
hew was that ominous peril to be avoided
Probably it wouldn't be; probably there
would be revolution and all sorts of bad
things. Yet we might be saved, even
though it were by the skin of our teetb.
And, of course, if we were the saving
salt in our national make-up would be
that we belonged to the same Tace with
the law-abiding people of Great. Britian
and Ireland. So this "same race—same
blood' argument used to serve the turn
of these English editors in the years gone,
and perhaps, administered and brought
to bear by them as it was so unremitting
ly in every time of real or imaginary need
—perhaps under their wise and beneficent
application, it did us a good turn now and
then. But, O, the whirligig of time, what
changes it brings, for behold now these
same editors bolstering up their own
hopes by the identical argument which in
years gons they so magnanimously threw
out for salvation! Then, America's chance
was in the fact that in descent she was
English. Now England's chance is in the
fact that, if she only knew it, she is, in
spirit and capability, American! So they are
talking and writing over here at the pres
ent time, and everyone will admit that
this altered condition of things, while it
certainly ought to awaken in Americans
any feeling that is not generous, is still
not a matter calling for any apologies on
our part either in the glorious Fourth or
any other day. —Henry Tuckley.
up. They first took the cow and the con
stable began in a sing-song tone to ask
for bids. I brought my pistols around so
both of them glistened in the sun and the
other men did the same. The merchant
and his crowd eyed us rather suspiciously
and I could see that they were uneasy
" 'How much do I hear for this cow?'
cried the constable, in an uncertain tone.
" 'I'll bid one dollar for the widow,' I
" 'Who are you?' the merchant asked.
" 'My name is Cole Younger.' I replied,
'and I am representing the widow at this
"Nobody else bid, and the constable
cried. "Sold to Mr. Younger for $1.
"The constable started to get the horse,
but the merchant protested. 'We'll post
pone this sale to another date," the mer
chant said, but I stopped him. 'This sale
is advertised to occur to-day.' I said, 'and
will have to take place.' 'That's right,'
the constable said, 'how much am I offered,
for' this mare?'
" 'One dollar,' I said. 'Sold to Mr.
Younger for $I.' said the constable, and
the whole crowd left without any further
I ceremony.'
"I asked Cole if he had ever told that
story to the newspapers," continued
Colonel Waters, "and he said he hadn't.
"I told him to tell it to the first reporter
that came around. If you haven't got any
more as good as that, I said, make up a
few and have them in stock. There's noth
ing that so quickly popularizes a man as a
reputation for taking from the rich and
giving to the poor. If a half dozen stories
like that get in circulation they will let
you out and run you for governor.' I
haven't seen the story in print, but I
suppose the Younger boys have acted on
my advice, for I see they are going to be
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Tickets on sale July 6 to 13, inclusive,
and good returning until August 31st. The
Great Northern Ry., the short, fast line
to Pacific Coast points. See Great North
ern Ticket Agents for details of these
cheap trips.
How the Cow's Husband Develops a Taste at
Man-Baiting by His Success in Es
caping Death.
Mary Bronson Hart in New York Mail
and Express.
Nobody had ever more righteously seri
ous intentions than I, when, on the first
fair day of this scandalously drizzling sea
son, I went out to the Pan-American to
instruct my mind. 1 conducted myself
through the Court of Fountains without
once stopping to watch the rainbows, or
listen to the cool, light splash of the score
of plumy jets, and I was strolling past the
electric tower on my way to the big loco
motive exhibit beyond the Propylaea,
when sounds—such sounds — stayed my
steps. "Aw-aw-aw-aw! House Upside
Down!" "Hurry, people, the vulcano will
take place in htree minutes!" "Peanuts
popcorn and corn fritters; a meal in every
package, a nickel, a half a dime!" "Saw
aw-aw-aw! Squee-ee-eek! Bumbiddy-bum
bum" (the valiant Oriental band) "All
aboard! 00-oooo!" (the foghorn of the
airship on her way to the moon).
I faltered, one eye on duty in the shape
of locomotives, the other upon the unin
structive Midway. As I looked, there
burst from Streets of Mexico a troop of
madly mounted Mexican "vaqueros," fill
ing the Midway with the sharp, echoing
report of horse pistols. The signal for a
bullfight! Just then, not twenty paces
from me, I spied my long-lost friend,
Thomasina. Another moment and we two
were trotting hand in hand toward the
gates of the Streets of Mexico.
Mexico to the Life.
Thomasina and I jostled our way
through the pretty Spanish towered gate
way, and stood presently within the broad,
foreign-looking street. We would have
liked to linger over the fascinating leather
work and Mexican knick-knacks in the
shops under the low arcade, to examine
the queer Sjanish signs painted on the
walls and to stare at the curious Mexican
Indians in straw sombreros, sandals and
slinky, dirty-white cotton garments.
Lounging cross-legged in lunettes of sun
light under shadowy archways, these dus
ky fellows would tempt the brush of John
W. Alexander. But while we tried to see
all this the bull-ring ticket seller kept
calling insistently, "Hurry a little, please;
the bull is just about to enter the ring."
When the seats were too full to hold an
other spectator, the gates at the eastern
end of the arena swung open to admit a
dashing Mexican rider, the alguacil, who
sent his black horse flying melodramatical
ly about the ring and reined up sharply
at the head of a little procession of clean
limbed, seat little men, gorgeous in satin
and gold lace, with gray silken capes
swung gracefully over one shoulder, who
made their way daintily across the slip
pery, cinder-spread arena to the front of
the president's box. There they Baluted;
the alguacil received the key of the bull
pen and dashed away to the tune of a
spirited march by the band, to release the
first bull. Meanwhile the toreros ex
changed their silken capes for less splen
did ones of pinkish cotton, and disposed
themselves about the ring.
Teasing the Ball.
Thomasina fairly gasped when the bull—
a little red fellow with an inquiring eye
finally trotted into the ring. A moment he
stood, deciding which of the demons with
the Insulting capes he should demolish
first. Then a banderillo stepped directly
in front of him and trailed his cloak scorn
fully before his very eyes. The bull re
sponded. With a vicious snort he low
ered his great head and charged the cloak.
The little satin man stepped neatly to one
side and let the bull go thundering past
him, his horns ripping horribly through
the cloth.
Toro came to a halt and stood disgust
edly pawing the ground. "Fooled again,"
said his little red eye. "Come, we'll try
that fellow in pink." That fellow in pink
was no other than the matador, Llaverito
himself. He received the ugly charge
with a contemptuous smile and a graceful
swerve of his body which just evaded the
sharp horns without so much as moving
from his place. There was a cheer from
the Mexican part of the audience, which
knows a good thing when it sees it. And
then there came a warning shout. The
bull, instead of blundering on, as he should
to be teased by the next banderillo, had
made a sharp wheel and was almost upon
the unwary matador.
Llaverito left the cloak dangling across
The Distinguished Minnesotan Favored Construction of a Freight
Line—Some Interesting History of the Transportation
Problem—The River as a Valuable Factor.
Following the granger movement of the
early seventies and the hard times fol
lowing the panic of '73, questions of rail
way transportation, relating principally
to cost, became of prime importance in
state and national politics. In 1874 —dur-
ing the first session of the forty-third
congress—the >senate of the United States
appointed a "select committee on trans
portation routes to the seaboard," to in
quire ipto the question of bettering and
cheapening the service. t This committee,
impressed with the conviction that the
hard times were largely due to costly and
inefficient transportation facilities, went
earnestly to work and soon turned in an
exhaustive report. This was presented by
William Windom, then senator from Min
nesota, who accompanied it'with an ad
mirable summation speech, strongly ad
vocating the report.
Futility of Legal Regulation.
Many of the facts set forth in both
speech and report are of no little interest
in these days of railroad combination and
centralization. In view of the subsequent
failure of the interstate commerce act to
accomplish what was expected of it, and
the persistent violation or evasion of
state regulations, it is interesting to see
that Senator Windom then declared
against all forms of governmental regula
tion of rates as futile.
No Effective Competition.
He was equally convinced that nothing
was to be expected of competition be
tween railroad companies. "Actual and
effective competition between railways is
unknown," he says. "Combination is the
natural law of their development. Com
petition, which is so powerful a regulator
in other commercial affairs will not suf
fice to regulate railways unless it be
itself regulated by some power other than
the motives of self-interest which govern
railway managers. 'When combination is
possible, competition Is impossible.'"
In another place Mr. Windom says:
"Railroad competition, when regulated by
its own laws, will not effect the object,
because it exists only to a very limited
extent in certain localities; it is always
unreliable and inefficient, and it invaria
bly ends in combination. Hence addi
tional railway lines under the control of
private corporations will afford no sub
stantial relief, because self-interest will
inevitably lead them into combination
with other lines."
A Government Kallivay.
The conclusions arrived at by Senator
Windom, after a thorough and logical dis
cussion of the subject, are:
: The only means of maintaining re- :
: liable and effective competition b^- :
: tween railways is through netieral :
: or state ownership of one or more :
: lines which, being unable to enter :
: into combinations, will serve as :
: regulators of other lines. :
: One or more double-track freight : i
the brute's horns and himself came fly
ing over the first barrier, with the bull
not far from his heels. That immensely
tickled the American audience, which ap
parently regarded the bull as the star
performer, and is hugely pleased when he
A New Game.
But the Pan-American bull fight Is like
neither the Spanish nor the Mexican
sport, and so deserves a word of explana
tion. Word has gone out that the bull
fight in Streets of Mexico might well be
given for the benefit of the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
since neither horse nor bull is slain,
from which people argue that it is but
a tame affair.
Nothing coujd be further from the truth.
This Pan-American bull fight is really an
entirely new game, and should more prop
erly be called man-fighting. For while it
is no end of fun for the bull, who has
things all his own way, it may at any
time prove death to the plucky little bull
fighters. It is one thing to fight a bull
to the finish and put him to death; it is
quite another to permit him to live to
fight another day.
When after the first fray he finds him
self a perfectly good bull, he begins to
take an interest in man-baiting, and de
velops no small science at the game. He
learns to cut and come again/surprising
the foe by wheeling in mid-charge and
transferring his attentions from the teas
ing cape to the satin-clad man behind it.
Then it is no joke to play with him.
Llaverito, the matador, has refused to
fight a bull the second time since the day
when he came perilously near to being
gored by a sophisticated second-day bull.
Coffins In the Dark.
As we left the Plaza dcs Toroa, Thoma
siua remarked that now we would like
really to be horrified. I opined that if
anything on the Midway would do that for
her it must be Darkness and Dawn. So
we turned in at the elaborate entrance,
strolled through the foyer, gorgeous with
crimson and silver, and came presently
into a great darkened chamber half full
of people. A slight, black-robed figure led
us to seats and went away again.
When our eyes had adjusted themselves
to the gloom, Thomasina suddenly
clutched my wrist and pointed to a dark
object before us. "What's that?" she
said, in a thrilling whisper. I looked, and
behold! we were seated between ranks of
grim, black coffins. Thomasina's hold re
laxed. "I don't care," she said, tremu
lously. But a moment later, when our
chairs were violently shaken from behind
and the oppressive silence was broken by
a hollow groan, Thomasina got up de
cidedly and crossed the aisle.
"Oh-h-h-h! I've got a hot box!" wailed
the coffin. At that the awed crowd took
heart and began to break their small wit
upon the ghostly joker until the guide
appeared and begged some public-spirited
gentleman to come up on the platform and
die for the benefit of the assemblage.
Nobody taking kindly to the suggestion,
a ready-made mercenary went up, fitted
himself into an upright coffin, and before
our eyes faded into a grinning skeleton
and came back again as good as before.
Him we followed from out the chamber
along spooky passages to the infernal ele
vator, and so sank into the bowels of
the earth. Here Charon, gaunt and sil
ver-haired, poled his small skiff across the
lurid lake. Here through illimitable cav
erns roamed the dark spirits of the unhal
lowed dead. At last we passed into the
presence chamber of the king of the
underworld, where' his flame colored
highness received us with ill-judged
Thomasina Is a very remarkable gfrl.
She is deadfully afraid of spiders: but she
never so much as shivered through all
the :dread passage, not even when a live
skeleton leaped from behind.a pillar and
tweaked her arm. When we had' cor/re
from without the thick darkness into the
splendid chamber of the Dawn, where
angels floated stiffly among tumbling
feather pillow clouds and a fresh voiced
girl sang "The Holy City," we found our
selves again in the lobby with the silver
"Well," said I, "were you properly hor
"Alas," wailed Thomasina, "I -want a
great many more skeletons in mine."
: railways, honestly ; and thoroughly :
: - constructed, owned or controlled by :'
| : the • government and operated at a :
: low rate of • speed would doubtless ,:
: be able to carry freight at much less :
: cost than can be done ucder the : '
: present system of :■ operating \ fast :
: and slow trains on the same read; :
: and, being incapable of entering into ':
' : combinations would, :no doubt, serve :
: as very valuable regulator of j.ll ex- :
: isting railroads within the range of: : ;
.": their influence. !" i: ."• ■ - V
The committee's report speaks favorably
of such a government-owned line, extend
ing from the . Mississippi river to the At- i
lantic S coast; but, apparently on account I
of sectional 'jealousies and the logical se- \
quence—the building Of still other gov- |
roads —does not specifically rec- i
ommend ; its . construction.
; May Become a Live Idea.
But this idea of ono or more govern- '
ment-owned lines is something which may j
come to the surface again in the near fu
ture. If the great railway combinations
shall exercise their power selfishly and
despotically; the government may be con
fronted with the necessity of building
competing trunk lines !or taking over some
of the existing railroads. A great exclu- ■
sive freight railroad designed to move i
commodities and merchandise ,as cheaply
as possible would probably be a very effi- i
cient check on any tendency the railroad's I
might : develop :to raise freight rates to an j
unjust point. It is plain, though, on the I
whole, that freight rates tend ever to de- !
: crease' rather I than; : increase, " though with '
centralization of ownership and control !
exceeding anything known in the past it '■
may: be that rates may be raised in the
future. -—— -: ~ ■„-•..'. . .. i _r.
'•■•••V,:'-'- ~..:-I'.-. A . Suggestion. ;
In | line with this ..idea of a government
road designed as a freight regulator, cities
in danger of suffering from discrimination*
at the hands <-of;. ; the powerful latter-day
railroad combinations may find it neces
sary to build lines at their own expense to
preserve their trade, if not their very com
mercial existence. > '
Aside from such government-owned rail
road ; competition, ' the i Windom committee
found that the only efficient means of reg
ulating transportation is by means of the
maintenance and establishment by the
government of water routes from the inte
rior to the seaboard, open to free competi
tion. ! I ■'■
; The Four Water Routed. '
The four general waterways recommend
ed for government supervision and im
provement were the Mississippi river route;
from the Falls of St. Anthony, to New Or
leans; a Great Lakes route from the Mis
sissippi to the;ocean; a third route the !
Ohio and Kanawha rivers from the Missis- ■
eippi ' to the Atlantic, using canals or
freight railways to piece out the route;
and,; fourth, a route from ' the ; MissisaiDDi
I '£ J Are not more disfiguring to pure white paper than llMwßßHfe^^^fcgglß^HraTOß
I \ J blotches and pimples are to the clean white skin. Wt^WS^^^^^^^SSM
I w Both men and women are at a disadvantage when IB wBm^&BOBSBm 9hH
I the face is marred and scarred by an eruptive dis- 1 jßßfflWl^E^^^H^BßfflßßH
■ ease. Perhaps the woman is the more unfortunate ||lf 'C~"/'- ':^g^^MBMB|WW|
i because the beauty of a clean skin and clear com- (U Up l^^F^JtT^Y^^lß^^^
X a plexion is her rightful heritage. And while she has MSmWf /* _ / jAH
J^J/L the friendly shelter of the veil, it only covers what II I -^l
31 E. it cannot entirely conceal. The worst misfortune JC.U m LWir A fSB
fljttfc in the case of a man with a pimply face is that he J!£qSl ■)ulf *° •H 1
\\W% m ? enerallv set down as dissipated. If he seeks a (s£%}■ Ilif \Ss- 'M 'I ;B
*V A position his " dissipated " face discounts his abilities. S^SI KRjfr Jt W I
<\\) If he is a salesman he finds customers disinclined to 'irafBHHT T^^^^ft ffi
do business with a man whose commercial reliability '[■ lif S Hrf
against him. v^H Br if
The misery and discomfort of such disfiguring WP "Jl I |^^H--|
eruptive diseases is apparent to everyone. The lli|p*f 1 1
> ( ,*' escape from the torment of eczema and salt-rheum? R^H I* S I
Vm Can scrofulous sores be healed ? I fcflL y !b
■;, done." Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery has •/ j(B^SH) | V i
• cured eruptive diseases in men and women, and fj WJL >•§§[ h 1 « UraLi
jju^ cured them perfectly and permanently. It has cured IHH \ \ fW
JnK' pimples, boils, scrofulous sores, erysipelas, eczema, '^bBS \ \ 'I «
f7f\ salt-rheum and other distressing and disfiguring !'?• i
eruptive diseases. What" Golden Medical Disoov- ' K^| | -1 B
I" , i It almost done for others it can do for you. It is ymH-V^ I %tB
wlt gives me great pleasure to express my faith in the IbH' 1-" Iffl '• :" * I 101
virtue of Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery," writes Hill ll \ R'l
: ; -BzekielFloro, of Graytown, Ottawa Co., Ohio. «I suffered Iffill \ \ ml
everything for two years with a humor on my face, which (j|]| HP* » ' V •MB
baffled the skill of some of the most noted phys'idans. : J H» 1 mH
Was advised to go to the hospital; was doctored there for Ifflm '' I Wi
. toree months without success. Came home discouraged. mil \\ l«a
■..;,: Then began to doctor with a "chemist." He also failed to Ifllifcifc^ Vi IM
help me. Then I began Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Dis- /gfegffl flffl BfltffTTfrffliß. \ i mI
covery, with no faith whatever in it. Did it only to please :^^f)ff"[2!]*S-!^!^-!HssS?''-^'' J>""■^^IHMUU I WWlfm
my wife; but lam happy to tell you that after taking five ifo^S^^jjffi: ; ||
bottles I am entirely cured." s **&"^ ~Ow
&k wriis fMIs itlTH dMVT tO- infT?TyO^ °m 7 wonderful cure by the use of your: medicine," 9W 1
1 G?ld^rMedical BC ov^rv eryTT eav «*"**«». I was recommended to try Dr. Pierce. J I
i l 'I' cine?£ mvwSknes? not" thU? k a^\, six bottles,_l think. About three bottles of tnedi- I
I ?' that 15 bowk^i g °It!' h^ n S me in any other way, but I feel so thankful ■ I
I I would write to vniXf « 3?^ my ? aQks f°r the cure of the *«• Ita often thought . • H
1 of^ey^r be?nt cured V **$**** ? 080 .1 think it a miracle, for I had given up all hope 1
1 \ this was 31 that wl' t,™ ' ?U ** P« aiSe of the cure. My husband thinE H
W itna nolln mv^f^ tO If want proof you can ask all in the neighbor-
m nooa. iam now in my 68th year and am very strong."
1 • AdeUnTstrSrOatfJn^ 0?^ y9^f °f e^siP? las'" Mrs. Lolita J. Mitchell, of 1824 I
|: c^ la£tc^sS^ Medici Di^ovl 1
\ >-f ' tio^of hth^ nrscliy^^ Sin7 t l took r* '^° lden Medical Discovery,' for a scrofulous affec- I
1;}/ A N C and I gto^ll the neck » writes Mr. Zebulon B. Loftm, of Grifton, Pitt Co., A H
I VJ ■:^teSlet^ g£wtW^^t *}^ h&d D° retUrn °f the disea9e- 1 thought I would fife 1
1 ±y write and let you know that I have not forgotten you, and never will while I live." SHf, ! j
SP Dr T pi P re^°rn th-Jr^.°r^ cures of eruptive diseases effected by the use of S**\ H
I TOT . JJr. I lerco s Golden Medical Discovery is this :It entirely cleanse* the blood from $I*< U
f.^::^}^^^^'-^l^ CaUße the diseases. Until these corrupting impurities are v«-. rg
I ™™ye *> ere c, an 6no Permanent cure. Pimples, boils sores, etc., are only the =£& 1
|::.V::::.V;:: •'»!^!? lr n 5 lS? m the inward disease. To cure the disease the cause must be * ¥
1 ; • eor^t i^i " Mf lcal I>lS^ yery" absolutely eliminates from the blood the
I ..•;;;.:...... s£nTo [«* dogging elements^which cause disfiguring eruptions. It restores the
= SS; Co^?h blOOd "^ *
1::::::::::::: wll e'S Ple? sant Pf? Should be ÜBed with the "Discovery" when the
111 • aSedTo 6 b"^ F* °M he hT er Slu^ißh- The two medicines L especially
■ ............ W ed to be used together whenever a laxative is required.
I mi- manifest 1 motive for substitution is to enable the dealer to make the little
1 more profit paid on the sale of less meritorious remedies. To accept a substitute
1 Sfi / a-r ]U pSVf g°^ d""? "Golden Discovery" is to repeat the folly I
J . : , of the famiharfable and trade substance for shadow. ■ |
Cf Z^ BEST book yoaoMhwmammhtmamhot'' m9''iea' 1
:1 '•!%•'• :'» '' i 111 '„; , ,'. ', i,i ' ■ : g"/</e *P ***■ Pißfom'm Common Sanam ' M
1%-. *.I ... "^^ ■ ==™:: Medical Adviaoi: Tblm gnat work I
ilk 1: ITilfV^V*" * *——* *—" "*°~> •»- — «fc- ™ mmk
|« /» «em F#?ff o « rece/pf o> p a> expei,.. of m*iU» a OMLY. Smnd 31
I fjjP ono-cmnt mtmmp* for tho cloth-bound volumo, or only SI atamprn for th. book In I
Jg ■_, •; ; ■■ papar-eovara. < ■*' ■" ■■ •-. . •. ■,' fJ
I / \ Address: Dr. R. V. PIERCE, Buffalo, N.Y. 1
to the sea via the Ohio and Tennessee riv
ers and the necessary connecting canals
or freight railways.
Since 1874 the government has devoted
■much attention to the lake route, though
as yet little has been done to give ade
quate connection between the Mississippi
river and the Great Lakes or between the
i latter and the ocean. The other route of
i present interest to the people of the north
| west is the Mississippi river route to the
j seaboard. On this, too, the government
! has spent much money since Senator Win
dojn's committee made its report, and,
while the river is in a fair condition from
St. Paul to St. Louis and in excellent con-
I dition between St. Louis and New Orleans,
! it is not used so much as he undoubtedly
thdught it would be.
A Case in Point.
Yet it does to a certain extent act as a
1 regulator of freight rates—as a Minneapo
i lis business man found the other day when
| he had 164,000 pounds of wool to ship to
• St. Louis. The railroads were very un
i accommodating until they found that he
I could use the boats, then they offered in
: ducements.
Senator Windom presented figures as to
} relative cost of transportation to show that
I wheat could be shipped from Minnesota
j to Liverpool, via the river and New Or
| leans at some 28 cents less per bushel than
I via lake-and-rail to the Atlantic coast,
I the estimated rate via New Orleans being
39 cents.
How freight condition have changed
J since that time is shown by the fact that
1 wheat may now be sent from Minneapolis
! to Liverpool, lake-and-rail, for 12y z cents
j a bushel.
An Actual Shipment.
Fifteen years ago one consignment of
wheat was actually forwarded from Min
neapolis to Liverpool via the river and
New Orleans, It costing about 9 cents a
bushel to move it to the latter city, which
was 8 cents less than Senator Windom
thought it would cost. But grain export
ers say that the Illinois Central in its
determination to build up New Orleans as
a port is now prepared to haul wheat
cheaper than it can be moved by river
steamers and barges.
It is by no means impossible, however,
that there may come a time when river
navigation will be of great utility again.
New Orleans is rapidly gaining as a great
seaport and when the east and west trade
lines are once broken down and goods
move southward as easily as they cow
move eastward it may be found that river
connection with the gulf port will be of
the greatest value to cities otherwise at
the mercy of the railroads, combined out
of combines, and controlled by the com
munity-of-interest system.
It may yet be, as has been suggested,
that Texas oil will be brought up the
river for fuel purposes, the steamers and
barges taking return ci rgoes of wheat and
corn and wool and other northern prod
ucts. At any rate once freight begins to
move south to gat to the seaboard a wa^er
route will be a wonderful regulator of
rates, whether it be actually used much
or little.
Increased Car Comforts for Pitts-
burgh Passenger*.
Another sleeping car has been added to
equipment of The Pittsburgh Special, the
7:30 p. m. train from Chicago Union Sta
tion over Pennsylvania Short Lines. This
train also carries vestibule coaches and a
buffet car from which lunch and breakfast
may be ordered. Running on this train
between Chicago and Pittsburgh and inter
mediate points in Indiana and Ohio. Re
turning it leaves Pittsburgh daily 6:30 p.
m., arrives Chicago 7:4."> a.- m. Obtain
tickets through H. R. Dering, A. G. P.
Agt., 248 South Clark street, Chicago. „"
No one knows better than those who
have used Carter's Little Liver Pills what
relief they have given when taken for
dyspepsia, dizziness, pain in the side, con
stipation and disordered stomach.
Complete i 3^ifi^ : • -■ *■% ■" ft I r^ wm9 ■•■ /^ I
Bi^cles te,m H-- -i^rf- SEND 97 CTS.
jF\xSSlES^^^^-nBSB Cut this ad. oat and send to us and »tat»
' -jrfr*^**^*- m" % ™"^ ■ ' -~ ■• - • • whether Ladies' or . Gents' model Is desired,
aF^<2S#L m iitf^V^l'a'nii'i^*X height of frame and gear, and we trill »hip
i©\\\ ///3sN. » JrASv TtS< oneof our 1901 HIGH GRADE ROBERTS*
. ftjSSS, \ \ //>#smv % //ISV BPECIAti BICYCLES by freight or expraaa
«R>^\V/#>% % . FS! Jr fJC^BiX l/y^Bk (M.ron ma,.pecityj 0. 0. D.. subject to ex
|»OOt4 , fM>^<mi \ m^ fIS\W bf,y\i amination. You can examine it at your depot
B-~ivV\V g^y-11, \ fJW lf>vS^\L "nd if foand to be a Strictly HIGH QRADB
IS—^~^B y*S£iJt j&nSUr If" —-^^ j-rtT 11 19Q1 Bicycle, equal in all reipecta to any
WF^^^fe^^R^W-^VI It-—-^^l^^BJ $50.00 wheel yom ersr «aw and exactly a* re-
W7/ /Rs.V?^^"^^* WV77\\\\W S2l-9? less the the agent our or fZLOO and
T&/f\ / vty// \ \V^y AaV 971*"8 ***" 97° order> °'»2LOO mml
\3>C// \\\W idl^ y&//f \\\ jfJ' charges and bicyole is yours. .
\^e&*t!r 'Er >^c/ \ \^f' Thi» bicycle is covered by a binding on»
fgpir *&5r ■ ye&r. guarantee and ant parts proving defect*
" ' . ■• < :-, -feiU'ii '","-•'■' ;. , "! l«""' , , ire iruide of one year will be replaced FREE
ti^ScS^^^^^^^^H^^g^^ Beet quanoTShflbT •eamiees.teel tnbuk 'Mala
' highly ground and polished, which insures a perfectly smooth ruining wheel. HUBS, are turned
W^Sle MtaEgu.. Full get of tool* la n«rt tool bag f uraiahed with eachaoyJle! Se^d f oTapw*^
Boston Doctor Regards Both Drngl
and Prayer L'aelens.
Boston, June 29. —Dr. Immanuel Pfeiffer
of this city is about to engage in a fast
to demonstrate his theory that a remedy
for all diseases of the human family is to
depend solely on nature, independent of
drugs or even of prayer. Dr. Pfeiffer will
begin his fast on July 1 and he says h©
will for thirty days abstain from the us©
of all solid food. He declares there la
no such thing as medical or Christian sci
ence and hig purpose of fasting Is to dem
onstrate that by physical culture and re
gard for the simple laws of nature dis
ease can be cured. He claims that neither
drugs nor prayer do a sick man any good.
Keep your eye on Walton Park,
"Njorth Const Limited'—"Lake Su
perlor Limited."
Look the world over—you will not find
such magnificent trains; the former runa
via the Northern Pacific Railway via
Butte, Spokane, Tacoma and Seattle to
Portland and the latter via the "Duluth
Short Line" to Duluth and West Superior.
Why travel on railroads twenty years be
hind the times when tickets on these
trains cost nothing extra?

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