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.. Published Weekly.
nom. o e COLORADO.
1 Terms: $2.00 Per Year.
Editing the Consular Reports.
In the bureau of trade relations the
consular reports are carefully read
and, when neecssary, so revised as to
sliminate everything unsuitable for
Jublication from the standpoint of the
laterests of the government. Not in
frequently a report is of such charac
ter as to make it inexpedient to pub
lish any portion, in which case it is
@led in toto in the archives of the de
partment of state for future reference.
All statements in the reports calcu
iated to cause adverse criticism in a
foreign country, or to bring about
diplomatic representations on the part
of another government, or to embar
rass the administration of any execu-}
tive branch of our own government
are omitted from the material trans
mitted to the department of commerce
and labor for publication. Under the
head of matter that is objectionable
because of its probable effect in a for
elgn community, explains John Hall
Osborne in Atlantic Monthly, come
slighting allusions to any nationality
br race; adverse criticism, even im
plied, of the political, social or reli
gious institutions; disparaging state
ments in regard to the enforcement of
the laws; charges of dishonesty and
inefficiency of the officials, etc. In
\hort, anything that reflects on the In
tegrity and efficiency of the foreign
administration, or that might offend
the sensibilities of the people of the
country, is eliminated in the state de
partment, which is, of course, the best
Judge of the diplomatie proprieties. |
The Paris of South America.
Buenos Ayres is “the whole thing™
fn Argentina. I know no country in
the world which is so dominated by
its capital, writes Albert Hale in The
Reader. If the traveler comes from
the interfor after leaving behind the
splendors of Andean scenery and
crossing the 600 miles of prairie, he
feels like a swimmer who has been a
long time under water and takes his
first deep breath of civilization when
he enters the city. I arrived at six
o'clock in the morning, before the
busy l{fe of the harbor awoke. As we
rolled along the broad water front and
up the Avenida Mayo, I sald to myself,
“I must have taken the wrong steamer
or I am dreaming. Surely I am in
Europe.” It was not that things
seemed European or that it was easy
to detect an imitation; it was Europe.
No' amount of self-argument would
overcome this fllusion; the asphalt
smelt as it does in Europe and was
cleaned in the European way; the
little trees grew in the tradition of
European culture, the buildings were
French, the safes, the news-stands, all
the lazy life of the early morning was
continental. . . . No wonder a chatty
old French lady asked me at dejeuner,
“How do you like Buenos Ayres? It's
Little Paris, isn’t it?"
Physical Condition of the Poor.
It is an old saying that every inch
& man adds to his chest measure adds
to the measure of his days. America
can show twice as many physicians to
population as Great Britain, and four
times as many as Germany. We have
70 times as many physicians in pro-|
portion to the general population ul
physical directors. We permit this
disparity on the theory, perhaps, that
an ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure. Prevention needs more
numerical representation. I am, then,
pleading, contends Stickney Grant in
North American Review, that the fol-
Jowing steps may be taken in public
school instruction: 1. An effective sys
tem of physical education to be a rec
ognized part of our public school sys
tem. By “effective” I mean one that
sdoes for a boy, so far as his physique
Is suecceptible, what the United States
J»smy setting-up exercises do for a re
cruit. The precise system to be es
tablished by a committee of experts.
2. Athletic exercises in schools, using
gymnasiums, baths, etc. 3. Open-air
exercises and sports under official su
pervision. 4. Summer camps, free of
cost and compulsory in attendance,
for boys of school age. 5. A noon
meal for poor children in elementary
and high schools.
How Roosevelt found time to write
that article on “The Ancient Irish
Sagas” is puzzling many persons. It
will be remembered that the presi
dent announced that he would not
write any articles for magazines dur
ing his term. Perhaps the Irish saga
essay was written at Harvard, and has
been lost in the shuffie at the maga
zine office ever since.
In the charge that tke Cherokee In
dians make that there was graft in
the fee paid the lawyers engaged in
the settlement of their land claims
the Indians show that, though they
may be backwoodsmen, they are not
back numbers.
If the Standard Ofl company f{,
declared guilty it will have to pay
#ines, it is sald amounting to $60,000,-
00, but if this 15 so there will be a
great deal of friction that ofl cannot
’lue. before they are liquidated.
Facts About Biseases
Should be Made Public
President Harvard University.
Recent events have brought into strong light a
new profession which is sure to be amplified and made
more effective in the near future. I mean the func
tion of teaching the whole population how diseases are
caused and communicated, and what are the corre
sponding means of prevention. The recent campaign
against tuberculosis is a good illustration of this new
function of the profession. To discharge it well
requires, in medical men, the power of interesting exposition, with telling
illustration and moving exhortation. Obviously, the function calls for dis
interestedness and public spirit on the part of the profession; but to this
call it is certain that the profession will respond. It also calls for some
new adjustments and new functions in medical schools, which should here
after be careful to provide means of popular exposition concerning water
supplies, foods, drinks, drugs, the parasitic causes or consequences of dis
ease in men, plants and animals, and the modes of communication of all
communicable diseases.
Medical museums should be arranged, in part, for the instruction of
the public, and, with some suitable reservations, should be statedly open to
the public. The medical schools also habitually should provide popular
lectures on medical subjects, and these lectures should be given without
charge on days and at hours when working people can attend. In other
words, selected physicians should become public preachers, as well as pri
vate practitioners. America has much to *earn from Europe in regard to
this public-spirited service on the part of the profession.
In another respect the teaching of medicine must be broadened in the
century we have now entered upon. Medical study has been, in time past,
far too exclusively the study of man’s body by itself. Hereafter the study
of medicine must be largely comparative, or, in other words, must include
man’s relations to the animal and vegetable kingdoms. 'The Harvard
medical school enters into possession of its new buildings with three pro
fessorships of comparative anatomy, comparative physiology and compara- |
tive pathology. This tendency to comparative study already has been devel- |
oped well in other subjects, as, for example, in comparative psychology,
legislation and religion. Wherever this study by comparison wins adequate
place, it makes the study of the subject broader and more liberalizing, and
!the results obtained more comprehensive and just.
Medical students, therefore, should have studied zoology and botany
before beginning the study of medicine, and should have acquired some
skill in the use of the scalpel and microscope. It is absurd that anybody
should begin with the human body the practice of dissection or of surgery;
and, furthermore, it is wholly irrational that any young man who means
to be a physician should not have mastered the elements of biology, chem
istry and physics years before he enters a medical school. The mental
constitution of the physician essentially is that of the naturalist; and the
tastes and capacities of the naturalist reveal themselves, and, indeed, de
nd satisfaction long before 21 years of age, which is a good age )
entering a medical school. ' e
The Eronomg of
Simple Spelling
g s e———— gunerfluous letters. Mora
could be rendered superfluous by restoring the old single letters for “th,”
making new letters for “ch,” “sh,” “ng” and the vowel sounds in “how”
and “oil,” and agreeing on one vowel where we now write “goose;”
“rheum,” ete.
The percentage varied from three to seven and one-half and obviously
depended upon circumstances too complex to analyze the superfluities,
among them topics treated, the tense, past or present. Whatever the vari
ations and their causes it seems reasonable to set the average percentage of
superfluous Jetters in English words as now written at about five.
A publisher’s point of view, of course, covers the five per cent. of eye~
strain and time now wasted in reading superfluous letters and it embraces
also a much more serious waste—the time of teachers and pupils. There
are 455,000 common school-teachers in the United States. Allow them
S3OO each, which is probably too low, and their pay amounts to $136,~
It is generally estimated that the absurdities of our present spelling
cost a third of the average child’s life during school time. Say that one=
half of its absurdities is in the superfluous letters, tlrn $22,750,000 repre
sents the yearly waste in primary education. Leave out of question tha
waste of children’s eyes and ‘brains (the teachers are paid for theirs) and
our total financial waste of superfluous letters will total from $55,000,000
to $60,000,000.
Counting all residents of the British Isles, Canada, Australia and the
Cape Colony as English speaking, and offsetting those not really speaking
English, there are about 50,000,000. Allowing them to print and write
and teach as much in proportion as we do their waste would be seven=
fenths as great as ours, or about $34,000,000, the total for both nations
reaching about $95,000,000. .
The superfluous letters' make but a fraction of the trouble in our
spelling, but the rest of it is not so directly in the publisher’s province.
Dr. Morrell, one of the English inspectors of schools, reported that out of
1,972 failures in civil-service examinations in Great Britain, 1,866 candi
dates owed their failure to poor spelling. The results of examinations for
admission to the State Normal School in Massachusetts showed that 80
per cent. of the applicants who hoped to become teachers were unable to
spell correctly.
In a system of spelling, if we had one, each step would lead toithe
next, all leading to a definite result. But in our spelling books the child
has to struggle along in a haphazard way. v
How immense, then, the two-fold necessity of clearing obstacles from
the path of the young when in school. And yet the first avenue to knowl
edge that we place in the hands of the young—the apalling b~k —is probe
ably cur greatest cxample of chsei 2
From a publisher’s
point of view the most
natural question regard
ing simplified spelling is:
What will be saved by it?
From various authors I
have taken some 1,800
passages of 200 letters
each and sifted out the
Memorial to Patriot Presented to
America by Fellow-Countrymen
—Popiel’s Model Accepted
by Committee.
Washington.—Two years ago the
Polish National Alliance of the United
Hitates conceived the idea of present
ing to the American people a monu
ment of Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko, to
be erected at Washington in Lafayette
square, where the monuments of
Lafayette and Rochambeau are stand-
Ing and where a monument to Baron
von Steuben will be raised in the near
future. The plan was to have the
‘memory of all the most prominent offi
cers who fought for the independence
of the United States thus honored by
monuments in the capital of the
r ation.
The government having appropri
wted $5,000 for a monument to Gen.
Statue to Be Erected io Thaddeus
‘Pulaskl. who fought for the liberty of
this country and who fell in the battle
of Savannah in 1779, the Polish Na
tional alliance felt it to be the duty of
Polish-Americans to reciprocate by
presenting a monument of the other
Polish patriot who lent his sword to
the cause of liberty of America.
The gift having been accepted by
congress and the president, and the
fund having been started by means of
& special assessment from every mem
ber of the alliance, a contest was an
nounced in the Polish papers in Eu
rope and America for a model which
would satisfy the government’'s com
misdlon in Washington. In the middle
of December, 1906, models began to
arrive and finally there was opened in
the Corcoran gallery in Washington
Odd Monument Over Grave of Veteran
of Indian Fight.
The longest epitaph in Arlington
National cemetery at Washington is
that carved on the strangely shaped
monument of Captain John Williams,
of the marine corps, who died of
wounds received in an Indian fight in
Florida in 1812. The inscription fol
“Here lies the remains of John Wil
liams, Esq., late a captain in the Corps
of U. S. Marines. Was born in Staf
ford county, Virginia, the 24th of Au
gust, 1765, and died on the 29th of Sep
tember, 1812, at Camp New Hope, in
East Florida. The body of deceased
was removed to this spot, over which
his brother officers in the marine corps
have caused this pile to be erected
in testimony of his worth and in their
mournful admiration of his gallant
end. o
“On the 11th of September, 1812,
Captain Williams, on his march with a
command of 20 men to Davis creek
block house, in east Florida, was at
tacked towards evening by upwards of
50 Indians and negroes, who lay con
cealed in the woods. He instantly
gave battle, gallantly supported by his
men, who, inspired by his animated ex
ample, fought as long as they had a
cartridge left. At length, bleeding un
der eight galling wounds and unable
to stand, he was carried off the battle
ground, whilst his heroic little band,
pressed by superior numbers, was
forced to retreat.
“Eminently characterized by cool in
trepidity, Captain Williams evinced
Monument with Long Epitaph.
during his short but severe contest
those military prerequisites which
qualify the officer for command, and if
his sphere of action was too limited to ‘
attract the admiration of the world, it
‘was sufficiently expanded to crown
him with the approbation of his coun
try and to afford his brethren in arms'
an example as highly useful as his exit
has sealed with honor the life of a pa
triot soldier.”
Captain Willlams’ monument is an
elongated pyramid with two long and
two short sides. The inscription, which
is in script lettering, covers all four
sides of the stone. The ztone, though
llt Tippears large in tne ploture lis
an impressive exhibition of 20 models
all works of Polish artists. The Wash
ington newspapers spoke of this exhi
bition as of a very instructive one as
to the spirit of foreign art toward
The government committee, which
consisted of Secretary Taft, Senator
Wetmore, of Rhode Island, and Rep
resentative McCleary, of Minnesota,
invited a jury of three prominent
American sculptors, Messrs. Lorado
Taft, of Chicago, and Daniel Chester
French and Henry M. Schrady, of New
York, to choose the three best models,
there being three premiums of SI,OOO,
S6OO and S4OO, respectively. The first
premium was accorded by the commit
tee to the model sent by Antoni Po
piel, of Lwow, Lemberg, Austrian
President Roosevelt at a special in
vitation from the Polish alliance.visit
ed the exhibition and expressed his
opinion that the model of Mr. Popiel
is the most acceptable.
The model represents Kosciuszko as
a hero of both hemispheres, as he is
usually called by the Poles. At the
front of the pedestal is a hemisphere
showing the map of America with the
American eagle guarding its liberty.
In the rear the other hemisphere, bear
ing the outline of Europe and Asia, is
being strangled by a snake represent
ing despotism, which the Polish eagle
is trying to kill with his beak und
talons. To ‘the right, a Polish regular
soldier wounded and falling, is pro
tected by a Polish farmer with his
scythe; to the left, an American sol
dier is cutting the ties of the Ameri
‘can farmer, thus liberating him from
‘the foreign yoke. Above stands Kos
ciuszko with a map in one hand, the
other reposing on his sword.
Tadeusz Kosciuszko was born i,
Poland in 1746 and received his milg
tary education in the Academy foy
Cadets in Warsaw, and subsequently
in Paris. In 1776 he came to America
with a recommendation from Benjamin
Franklin and was given by Washing.
ton the commission of a colonel of en
gineers. He planned the fortified camp
of Gen. Gates in 1777, and was of great
service in the campaign, which ended
with the surrender of Bourgoyne at
Saratoga. He chose the place for a
fortress on the banks of Hudson and
planned and supervised the construc
tion of the works at West Point,
where a column erected by the cadets
still reminds the people of the serv
ices of the Polish warrior. Later Kos
ciuszko served with Gen. Green in the
south. At the end of the war he was
breveted general and elected a mem
ber of the order of the Cincinnati.
barely a foot high. It may be of sand
stone, but to one unskilled in such mat
ters, it appears to be of molded ce
Twenty-One-Months-Old Son of Ger
man Cavalryman Weighs 93 Pounds.
London.—To be born a record hold
er is a thing unique in itself, and con
stitutes, so to speak, a double-barrelled
record. The infant who made a start
Baby Dippe, 21 Months Old, Weighs
93 Pounds.
in the human race handicapped in this
fashion was born one year and nine
months ago, and is the son of August
Dippe, a cavalry sergeant-major, sta:
tioned at Malstatt, near Saarbrucken,
in Germany. The particular distinctio:
claimed for the child is that for hi
age he is the fattest, longest, broades
and strongest baby in the wide, wide
world. His weight is 93 pounds, he is
three feet three in height, and he
measures just over 37 inches around
the chest. Both parents are quite nor
mal, and, in fact, the mother is rather
delicate than otherwise. The infant
Hercules creates a sensation when he
appears in the street. He is healthy
and jolly, and has only one trouble.
His record may soon be taken from
him by his own little brother, who, al
though only five months old, already
weighs 52 pounds and is growing rap
United States’ Vast Wealth.
It is safe to assume that the wealth
of the United States differs but little
from that of Great Britain and Russig
combined, and is slightly in excess.
In like manner the property of the
United States at the present time ig
doubtless slightly in excess of the com.
bined wealth of the richest nations of
continental Europe—France, with an
estimated valuation in 1896 of $47,156,-
385,000, and Germany, with $39,185,-
058,000—a total of $86,341,443,000-
Ce wwus Bureau. |
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Ingredients Can be Easily Purchased
at Little Cost From Any Good
Prescription Druggist and
Mixed at Home.
A noted authority on lung trouble ad
vises that as soon as a cold is con
tracted the following simple treatment
should be given. The ingredients can
be purchased from any prescription
druggist at small cost and easily pre
pared in your own home. It {s said to
be so effective that it will break up a
>old in twenty-four hours and cure any
cough that is curable.
Take a half ounce Virgin Oil of Pine
(Pure), two ounces of Glycerine, and
elght ounces of good Whisky. Shake
well and take in teaspoonful doses ev
ery four hours.
Be sure that the Virgin Oil of Pine
(Pure) is in the original half-ounce
vials, which are put up expressly for
druggists to dispense. Each vial is se
curely sealed in a round wooden case,
with engraved wrapper, with the name
—Virgin Oil of Pine (Pure); guaran
teed under the Food and Drug Act,
June 30, 1906. Prepared only by Leach
Chemical Co., Cincinnati, O.—plainly
printed thereon. Only the adulterated
oils are sold in bulk; these create
nausea and never effect the desired re
Use for Hot Potatoes.
Dr. Herbert Claiborne of New
York, something of an inventive
genius and noted for good looks as
well as for medical skill, suffers from
cold hands in winter. And nothing
will warm his fingers except hot
water, a hot fire or a hot potato. He
can be seen almost any frosty morn
ing marching along at five miles an
hour with a hot potato in each over
coat pocket and his hands grasping
the tubers. He has two big potatoes
piping hot wrapped in silk handker
chiefs for this purpose. “They will
keep your hands warm for hours un
less you happen to sit on 'em,” he
says. “They are great for a football
match or when you go sleigh riding.”
Oats—Heads 2 Foot Long.
The John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse,
Wis., are hringin out a new oats this
year with heads g foot long! That's a
wonder. Their catalog tells!
Spetz— the greatest cereal hay food
America ever saw! Catalog tells!
Our mammoth 148-page Seed and Tool
Catalog is mailed free to all intending
buyers, or send 6c in stamps and receive
free samples of new Two Foot Long Oats
and other cereals and big catalog free.
John A. Salzer Seed Co., Box W, La
Crosse. Wis.
Value of the Newspaper.
Some Republican congressmen were
discussing the president’s suggestion
to shut out from the mails such news
papers as have been printing indecent
details of the Thaw trial in New
York. Mr. Lijttlefield of Maine in
dulged in a general review of the
press, its powers, functions and priv
ileges. “If it were not for the vigiiant
press of this country, with its trained
corps of representatives in Washing
ton,” he said, “I don’t know whether
I would care to serve in congress. My
experience here has taught me that
the newspapers perform a service of
inestimable value to the country. I
sometimes think that congress would
drift into many excesses if the press
gallery were not here to keep us in
New York’s Early Name.
Manhattan island was once named
New Orange for 15 months. When
the English took it from the Dutch the
name New Amsterdam was changed to
New York, and then when the Dutch
recaptured it in July 1673, they called
it New Orange. It held that name un
til the English retook it in November,
1674, when the name New York was
restored and has been retained ever
French Vineyards.
AN L S Sy T 18, eeel I )SO
The vineyard area of France in 1906
was 4,195,500 acres ylelding a wine
production of 1,375,774,921 gallons.
Production has steadily increased
since 1900, when it was 1,779,267,568
70-Year-Old Man Not too Old to Accept
a Food Pointer.
“For the last 20 years,” writes a
Maine man, “I've been troubled with
Dyspepsia and liver complaint, and
have tried about every known remedy
without much in the way of results
until I took up the food question.
“A friend recommended Grape-Nuts
food, after I had "taken all sorts of
medicines with only occasional, tem
porary relief. :
“This was about nine months ago,
and I began the Grape-Nuts for break
fast with cream and a little sugar.
Since then I have had the food for at
least one meal a day, usually for
“Words fail to express the benefit T
received from the use of Grape-Nuts.
My stomach is almost entirely frze
from pain and my liver complaint is
About cured, I have gained flesh, sleep
well can eat nearly any kind of food
except greasy, starchy things and am
strong and healthy at the age of 70
“If T can be the means of helping
any poor mortal who has been trou
bled with dyspepsia as I have been, I
am willing to answer any letter enclos
ing stamp.” Name given by Fostam
Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the lit 4
tle book, “The Road to Wellville,” in
Pkgs. “There’s a Reason.”

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