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TUB BUELINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, JIAUCIT M, 1010.
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DAT1.T M.00 year In advance. WEEKLY... S20 " 7"T tn ,T""C'' pnEE riusss association. Publisher, nurllngton. V. seriously Interfered with tho nogotla lions, If Indeed adverse criticism based on ex parte statemonts might not have blocked tho an mo altogether. President Taft hns adopted tho ex pedlcnt of frankly discussing with His audiences some of tho nolnts which some of his predecessors have kept to themselves almost entirely and tho result Is proving satisfactory .. . .,..,. 1 a In li When you want anyming, uj ,m innrcrneii. e.oneornlng Prosl- . . t M.ta rnnrr. I .. . the new rpeclnt column ji ui-ui imm uu 10 e.mcngo uio Post Borne bargains are offered thero tws of tilat ,.ly fnys: week which it will pay you i Where tlio President came Into tbout. See page two. This paper has closest touch with the largest number than S5.00O readers every ween Burlington, Thursday, mar, .n. WANTED. . ii .11 n. rent a word will reacn mem ... X Washington report says Speaker In scheduled to bo deposed. y' ........ n" people was at the conservation meeting In the Auditorium. And wo would say that that meeting alone was worth to him tho long trip from Wash ington. Tor It has rarely been our rxporlenen to see a speaker establish more quickly or more firmly a bond Probably the schedule Is subject to 0f understanding with his audience. .,,,,,,, notice "Thr President looked tired when lie Change Without nOtlLO. miWenrf tho ,M.nn,l.l,ln n,. .i tl.n n IS n Ii s Irn 1 1 1 . . t ,nn. 1,1,1 in iiii'-.i-iiau. n mil unci um ii i iu In spite of all efforts in . Pintform. i,t when he liegan to trary tho prices of beef and pork sppa-ti nftor t,p luimra,ij. f(.Holtou continue to soar to a discouraging do- Introduction by Alfred I Baker, his Is an ago of I voire was near and rrosn. And lie struck tlio right note from tho start irreo. But then this aviation. when he said- 'There is a good deal going on at Washington,' ho nld It In a whimsical way that made tho words moan a good deal more than a mere . frmn thl RUCCOSS Of tllO nostofflce burglaries In Richmond. Ya nnd elsewhere any postal savings excuse for not having prepared a dlg- .. - . mini. " --'V 1 "cnn:!.-. Kiil' bank snouiu nava u snu..,, " - where outsldo of the postofllcc build lng Itself. ed the Implication 'u a second, and thundered out their sympathy for tin man who holds tho most dllllcult Job In the United .States. 'What they rail In Washington his 'amazing frankness' Mr. Taft gave In full measure from this easy Informal iponlnjr on to the very end of his The democrats Troy Press says the only thing that can save the repub licans from overwhelming defeat next Xovember is the blundering of demo- speech. The long applauso for Hoose rrats themselves Our democratic volt caused various trained politicians , . , on the platform to squirm uneasily for friends can usually be trusted to do (,omonR,rntI()n m,Bht ,)p their duty. so Inslsent as to constitute a slight upon the guest of honor. Cut when Proper names often get curiously Mr. Taft leaned forward nnd whispered . . . ... . Lnnflnndnlh. tn fhrt n n.ltnnf.. Tin it altered, by use and by piionoucnni "" ....... ti,., l"" .M'l-'"--' " o say simpiinea rpuun.h. ln...P(, .s M. to ,,p n. m,.rh for thp tame "Centybar" sometimes appears prPsent President as for his predeces In nrint- It is "dollars to doughnuts" sor. The platform politicians squirm ...i..... ml no-filti tvlinn Hiav lir.urd Mr Tnff ii,,, t fhr. or it n;il word was -oaiiu -f - lubert;" pronounce.! a forestry movement to Clifford Plnchot ,nd with "h" and find ''t practical- Jut ncan thi I'rosiddit lirougbt his iv silent, according 10 rrenuw cun- uuoii-ni'i' i-n.-ci imk m m- "i'ir.n tlilc rnllil rein t Innshln of ner torn. A recent traveler in j-,ngianu, ' ' ' ... ' .,,. .,, . vho was looking for out of tho way t)ently rIpflr utllnc of tho whole lountry churches, Inquired of a na- ronervntlon movomont, and he was to reach St. Osyth's, and followed with a rapt attention that seemed to mean the limiting ot Hun dreds of ron verts earnest converts to tho following valnnblo utterance, from tho PlnttPburgh Prcs.t: The projected Improvements of tho Plattsluirgh harbor calls for a depth of tilno feet at low-lako level. This work will 1m) done this summer nnd tn do tho work Congressman Oeorge H, Mnlby has Becurnd an appropriation of fK.OX). That this Is only a teuioornry make shift Is shown by tho rejiriB of tho war department, for tho future holds for tho harbor a more Important position. Tho projected deep waterways from Montreal to Xcw Yorlt, via I.ako Champlaln, will malta this harbor one of tho most im portant In northern New York. Tlint this work Is even now recognized olHctal l.v Is shown by tlio report of Colonel Ulack, of tho United States corps of engineers-, to his Miperlors. Among other things he says: "Platts burgh harbor lies on tho western sldo of Lako Champlaln and Is connected with points to north, south and west by three lines of railroad. Tho Champlaln canal with n navigable depth of 12 fcot Is ex pected to be opened by 1913. I am Inform ed that the Canadian authorities aro ex pecting to deepen the waterways con necting with tho St. Lawrence river, to tho adopted depth of Canadian water ways, namely, 14 feet, at an early date." And ho recommended that tho ultlmato depth of tho llattsburgh harbor be 52 feet. In this irport another Interesting fact l disclosed that Plattsburgh harbor Is one of the three most Important on the lake. On this point the report says; "Plattsburgh harbor Is one of tho three most Important ports on I.akc Cluunplaln, the other two being llurllng ton, Vt., and Whitehall, N. Y. He sides having a considerable commerce ot lis own It is n pott of call, anil to a cer tain txt"iit of refiure, for the general trafllr bound through the lake from Ca nadian to Ameilrnn ports, The conimerco of tho haibor has rxctcdrd 2M),000 tons per annum since 1P0C. no reliable statis tics being available between 19(5 and 1902. Tho commerce during the calendar year ending December 31, IP-", was X3.C3 tons, of which nearly in) per cent, was general merchandise." Wo might quote somewhat similar tlguros In connection with tho nur llngton harbor, which is to bo further Improved, equipping it with still bet tor transportation facilities, rt is somtlmes necessary, however, for us to look at our.-elves through other eyes in order to appreciate our own grand possibilities. If any American is inclined to as sume that wo are talking without considering the Canadian point of view, It may be somewhat convincing at least to nolo that the Montreal Star has Just published a diagram showing the propnsed deep waterway from tho St. Lawrence river at Mon treal, through I-skc Champlaln and tlio Hudson river to New York, to gether with the following article on the subject: "Plans aro now complete for the gov ernment project of a canal from a point opposite Montreal to Iiko Champlaln, but the local agent of tho department of inllways and canals, Mr. Marceau, says tho Hon. Mr. Pugsley is undecided whether to havo tho St. Iowrence open ing at Longueun or St. Iambert, nnd tho AMERICA'S EASTERN POLICY Cosmopolitan, London Opinion That It I3 Mistaken. Seeretnry Knot, It Thinks, Unduly In fluenced nt Plrst by American IHp lomntK Who Kmc Lost Their Sense of Proportion. A London correspondent of the New York Evening Post, writes as follows: Hero In cosmopolitan 1ondoii, better per- I Imps thnn aywhere else, nno can take an Impartial and unprejudiced view of American-Japanese relations, for London is I full of specialists on every part ot tho earth. Its East Asia, China, Japan, straits settlements, and Innumerable oth er asuoclatloas are composed of men who have sometimes lived forty years in ttn particular portion of tho globe, with which the society deals, sometlmts na merchant princes, sometimes oven ns governors. In these outlandish associations, the most remote and little-known languages nro spoken with necurncy and fluency: hut narrowness oi outlet Is rendered Impossi ble by the moderating and broadening Influence of Jxmdon. In this modem Habylon I have met In one day Mr. Ayl mer Maude, the biographer of Tolstoy and the greatest translator of that ltu Man sage; Mr Arclmr, an expert In Nor wegian literature; Mr. Moore, an Austra lian piemler; ns well ns experts on tho subjects of Hungary, Japan, Abyssinia, South Africa. Ilritlsh Noith l'.ornco, the Sudan, (Jrei-ce, and Asia Minor. This expert opinion is seldom Chauvin istic, owing to the fact that It draws romo of Its Inspiration from non-English sources. Of India, for example, you get a better and Juster view here thnn you would get In Calcutta, because In Cal cutta the rulers nnd tho ruled keep severely to themselves and can no nioro mix than oil and water, while In some of the London clubs you find Indian stu dents hobnobbing with Indian civil ser vants, or Ottoman Turks calmly compar ing notes with Armenians. I say this by way of prefaro to an as sertion that In Indon the best-informed people on American-Japanese relations aro convinced that America Is making a mistake In her prefont policy In the far East. Mr. Knox evidently knows little of China and Japan. He Is a new hand, and unfor tunately ha has hardly entered on his du ties before he falls under the Influence of two young American diplomatic officials, who have been a long time In the Par East and who are consequently obsossi-4 by tho Idea that Tokio is tho hub of the universe. This exaggerated Importance which some foreigners resident In the l"ar East give to Pax Eastern politics Is a recognized complaint, generally known on the spot as "Toklo head," The symptoms arc (1) unceasing talk about tho Yellow Peril; (t) voluminous letters and articles about Japan's commercial policy in Man churia, tho construction of tho Chang chow line, tho Hamboo cose, the Klnchow Algun railway, etc. In Japan or China this talk Is bad enough but It attains the status of a recognized publlo nuisance when the talker not only keeps It up at homo but makes it more technical, vol- furthcr end at Chnmbly or St. Johns, umlnous, exaggerated, and Inexhaust- 11 ve how says with nn unwonted spark of In- tolllgence In his eye, the man re nlled. "Now I wonder Is Is Stooseys yes mane!" nnd Stooseys It was! THE LATE JUSTICE HIir.WEIt. The people of Durllngtcn will miss tho kindly face that beamed upon them every summer the late Justice David J. Brewer was able to visit the Champlaln valley he so loved. We had como to regard him as one of us, and ccrtninly no peimaner.t resident if this region could hav been mon .jithuslastlo than was ho, nor more Wvoted to tho promotion ot Its Inter- ets. lie wa i particularly Insistent 3iat the wateis of Lnko Champlaln hcu!d not b- pollut:d. holding that jollutlor. of tho Ink 3 tended to pro u fish from thriving as they once thrived. I'or Justice Hrewcr as a man our poopln had conin to have n high re Karil. lie had made a number of pub lic addresses In this vicinity since ho began to spend his summers on the hIioici of Lake Champlaln, and mnny of our peoplo came to know him per jonally nnd to eteem hi in highly, Concerning Justice Brewer as a Jur ist, tho Sprlngllcld rtopubllcan says ho "was nmnng tho ablest of the men who hnve sat upon tho supreme bench Surlng this generation. Many of Its most noteworthy opinions of the past to years wore wrltton by him, and he was universally regarded ns possess lng, alona; with a highly Judicial temper, tho cloar mind nnd the broad learning of tho Rreat Judge in ques tlons of constitutional law. Ills style was simple, his thought limpid and Ma bias, If he had nny, followed a balancing lino between conservatism nnd radicalism his earlier leanings on the supreme bench being perhaps moro dlstlnjrulshod for conservatism than his lator. His publlo addresses which were frequent, revealed In him keen Interest In all human affairs f.Hd a ripe philosophy for their discus slon. lie will be greatly missed, and his loss will be tho moro felt In view of the crippled condition which tho lupremo court was already In." It will probably bo somo time bo fore Vermont will again enjoy tho privilege and distinguished honor of extending hospitality to a Justice of the Supremo Court of tho United States, and we shall cherish the mem try of the dead Jurist nil the more to connldoiatlon of this fact. the cause he was advocating." President Taft Is thus seen tn have captured Chicago by his attitude of going "back to the people." It Is safo to say that ho will capture the peoplo of the whole country In the same way, If he continues the policy of taking them Into his conddonco and talking with them, heart to heart. IN BACK TO THE PEOPLE. As we havo already shown our read. rs, Preildont Taft Is manifesting; a gratifying disposition to take tho peo- ClIAMI'LAIN IJEEP Vt'ATEHWAY SKiHT. Every little while the publlo has to be reminded that talk about a deep waterway via tho St. Lawrence, Lake Champlaln nnd tho Hudson river is not a peep into tho far-distant futuic, but a present possibility that grows, moro probable with every year's de velopment. With projects pending before Congress in Washington and with Canada constantly promoting her magnificent system of deep canals, which would constitute links In such n route, It is too lnte to talk lightly about the impossibility of bringing the two countries together In connection with tills project. Indeed we rearard the present move ment In both Canada and tho United States In favor of moro reasonable tariff rates on traffic between the two countries as eminently calculated to hasten action by tho national authori ties of both countries regarding bet tor water transportation facilities as the best wny of enlMrtrlng the Interna tional commerce, which both coun tries now so plainly eco to bu desir able. When Uncle Sam Is almost thrown Into a panic by the prospect of tho automatic Imposition of maximum du ties provided by our own tariff law he 1b not far from reasonable consld eratlon of the question whether It may not be best to still further modi fy our tariff restrictions for tho sake of Increasing our trade with Canada. To go a stop further, when our na tional authorities aro deluged with appeals to adopt measures which It Is claimed will promote our trade with Canada, tho petitioners nro not far, either logically or practically or com mercially, from tho advocacy of other means llko better transportation facil ities which will still further promoto that trado with our neighbors wo aro Just now so earnestly seeking. To bring before our readers moro Immediately boiiio marked evidences of a disposition on the part of somo of the American people and author! ties to take early steps to establish deeper water channels between Can ada and the United States, we reprint Que. "Tho Immediate us? of tho canal," said Mr. Marceau Monday morning, "will bo to shorten the route between this port nnd Lake Champlaln." "The ultimate result svill be to estab lish a link between Montreal and New York, and grain carrleis of Canada do not fnvor the project on tho understand ing that whfn the Champlaln route Is deepened United States lake boats will carry grain from the head of thn lakes to New York, taking the trade away from Montreal and tho St. Lawrence route. 'The projected cut-off canal will mean saving of 72 inlh-s for canal boats. At present they carry lumber from Montreal nnd Ottawa river ports to Lake Chom plnln vl- Sorel and tho Richelieu river. The distance from Montreal to St. John's over this route m approximately W miles according to the government report on the subject. Tho canal for which plans ate in the bands of the Hon. Mr. Pugs ley will only bo IS miles long. It will havo to bo cut through without the nld of any natural waterway. "The plans submitted contain two pro posals. Ono for a canal from the south shorn opposite. Montreal to Chnmbly Itasl::, the other from Montrenl to BU Johns. If It Is decided to run the canal to Chambly It will not be necessary to build locks as the Chambly Basin and Bt. Lawrence are on an equal level. Tho alternative plan calls for locks to over come tho difference In height of the Hichelleu at St. Johns and tne St. Iaw- rencc. In the House of Commons on Friday the Hon. Mr. Pugsley sal.I It was Intend ed to deepen the Richelieu river also. Boats from the lower St. Lawrence ports will take advantage of this route and the Intention will be followed, It Is under stood, by a similar move on the part of tho government of Nnw York State through which the canal runs from Lake Champlulu to the Hudson." This would lools ns though the Bur lington Commercial club, which has been agitating tho subject and urging tho Vermont delegation In Congress to aid the promotion of this Interna tional deep waterway In every pos sible manner, had been modest In adopting ns Its motto "Burlington a port on tho Champlaln deep water way by 11)10," ten years from tho dato of tlio Champlaln tercentenary cele bratlon. Wo shall be surprised nt the prerent rate of progress If the consumma tion of a Champlaln deeper waterway cannot be celebrated five years earlier, or In 1914. When this groat public improve ment Is accomplished Rurllngtpn an well as tho other places In this valley named will be ports on a great water transportation route between Mon treal nnd much of Canada as well ns tho Great Lakes' region, on tho ono hand, and tho vast region trllui tnry to tho American metropolis on tho other, "Oreat heavens," cried the drug dork, "What's wrong?" usked tho druggist. "I gavo that boy hair tonic Instead of cough syrup." "Never mind. Wo mako a profit of f0 p. c. on each." Chicago Record-Herald. WliN'T FOLLOW DIRF. .ONS. "Huttln seems rather soto on you, old man." "Yes, ho annoyed mo yesterday and I told him tn go and tako a back seat.' "And he took affront, eh?"-JHost,, Transcript Ible; when he wakes people up at night to tell them that the authorities In rhaige of the Grand Shrine of Ise contemplate replacing the rape-seed oil Huhts used In the toro by electric light, that the Kwai. sal exhibition Is to bo opened niter all at Tsuruma park, Xagnya, and that threo fu and twenty-eight ki-n are to take part In It, and much moro to tho same effect. In London society where these cranks abound, various methods are recommend ed for their extermination. One colonial office official has only one chair In his room, his own chair, so that thu cranks soon get tired of standing. If they don't get tired he Just waits till they get on to "the policy of the open door," whereup on he tries the policy of the open win dow, nnd his visitors soon fade away be fore the Ice-cold draught that is allowed to play on thorn. As the minister himself wears a big Russian fur coat on such occasions, he generally emerges un scathed from the ordeal. Mr. Knox's bores are, howevtr, those of his own household. Two Far Eastern cranks who worn- h'm are officials In his own depnrtnient. Probably he strug gled feebly nralnst them at first, but now he has caught the dreadful malady him self, and, according to all accounts, his ngltntion aliut "the open door and equal opportunity," the alleged evasions of the customs duty at Dnlien, the working of the Peng-rht-chu colliery, the Il-chln- hot, and all the rest of the dreadful story, would touch a heart of stone. The worst of this affliction Is that it lo calizes tho patient's intellect in such u way that he tak.s no Interest In anything outside the nrea of hallucination. I once knew a bright young Journalist who was ruined In that way. He had bewn to the Manchurlnn war and got "fixed" on that subject like a limpet on a rock, so that no efforts of hit, Irritated but well- meaning employers could shako him loose. If he ws sent to Morocco he Im mediately Instituted comparisons betwwtn Maiagan and Mukden, finally writing on ly akout the latter. If he was sent to the Balkans, he discovered that the Hol lars aro a Mongolic ri-e of same blood as the Japanese, and probably thn out posts of the Yellow Peril. He haw now reached the foity-second volume (battle of Va-faug-gno) of his "RuHso-Japanero War," and his rooms In Woomsburg ai-o conjrestrd with cartloads of imsalablo MS3. All newspaper editors .re iirare of this tendency on the part of correspondents who remain a long time In .mv one place. They finally begin to Imagine that then Is no other place worth mentioning. The Tangier correspondent seilously thinks that tho Now York paper f'-r which he writes should print ten columns dally about Tangier. He loses nil stnc of pin. portion. In the same way .Mr. Knox's ad visers are obsessed by Ual Nippan. New and nale as he Is, Mr. Knox seems to forget that, so far as America Is con cerned, the Fur Koatern gamo Is not worth the candle. It Is only a question of a few million dollars annually at most. Let Japan have everything she wants. Bhe has the whole game In her hands, and the United States would not henetlt by any Interference with her. Opposition Her cnn only havo ono result, and thai Is not worth while to the United Slate. L.-t somebody else lackleb Dal Nippon. If America wanted territory It would i- i different mutter. With thn motto "' wunt no gold, we want no territory." lCtigland Is diiinunced by tho American yellow press for backing up Jupan, but If Knglnnd censes to bo Japan's nlly, Ger many will quickly take her place, and a. (lei inan-Japaiiisc toinblnatlon would bo far more loiinltl.-iblo to America than nn Anglo-Japanese, Inasmuch ns America. twnild thru Join Russia and Germany could nt once crush I tuftsin to puwd'jr. To (ho cosmopolitan publicists of lin don it Is nlmost Incomprehensible Hint Mr. Knox does not see that his business lies III the now world. Mexico, the canal, Smith America will be the liehls of Wnsh liigtonlan diplomacy for many jenrs yet. The United Slates should push her i-otn-inei-co thero, establish schools, maintain pence, keep out European powers, bring alinlit leagues and alliances, help thoso backward Latin Suites' In every way. Hy neglecting thrso Ilelils and turning her nttentlon to the Far Hast, tho United States is making tho mistake Russia mado when, at the ndvlco, It Is wild, of Ger man ilvnls who wished lo wenken her, she neglected her hlstoilc task among the sister peoples ot the lbilknns and bled nearly to death In a terrific strugglo for hind whl'-h can never belong to her and which Is Inrvltalily ih-stined to be deep yellow. As n eonsequenco of this mis take Ru.snla was unable to glvo any assist ance to tin; Serbs when Geimanlsm had lln-iii by the throat in the autumn of 1D0S. Why these facts, so patent here, aro not equally clear to the sbntp-slghted Yan kee Is Inexplicable to every dlplomatlo clmnccHery In Hurope. Tlio blamo rests laitly, I should think, with the Far Lnsturn bona who are afflicting Mr. Knox. The new system of educating Am-c-ilrnn diplomats rpeclally for the Far Last la also to blnme. Consular officials mUht with advantage bo kept In tho same rottnt'-y nil their lives, and made to spwlnllxo In tho k.uiio foreign innguago, but American diplomats should, llko Eng lish diplomats, bo always on the run, from St. Petersbuig lo Buenos Ayres, from Belgrade to Toklo. Most of the blam for Ibis Into null-Japanese onslaught. this artificial agitation against both Eng land nnd Japan, attaches to the mer- chnnt.s and speculatols who would havo made mote profit out of Manchuria If tho Japs had not bien theic. Undo Sam may leniembt-r that It was Just the same sort of proposition on the Ynlu that led to tho ttiribb- ltusso-Japanese conflict, Tho blamo rests to somo extent with an American Journalist who on the strength of ono or two Hying visits he paid to the Far Foist, and of ono or two books which he wrote about these visits has been represented as n regular walk ing encyclopaedia on the politics, religion Utuinture, trade, commerce, nnd every thing else of this part of the world. This gentleman does not know ten words of Chinese and Japanese, but has made hlniM'lf notorious by his anti-Japanese writings and his rabid Incitements to Am-crk-A lo take n line of action which will Infallibly lead her Into conflict. Yet ho Is selected by nn Ameilrnn minister to China to act as that minister's pilvato secretary In Peking! Unfortunately, the uniting power of tho press is more than countei-balanced by Its dividing power, so that, thanks to somo unscrupulous Journalists ami some "yel low Journals." we. am in vtry much the samo position ns our fathers, who be HoNcd in the existence of men whose heads "do grow beneath their shoulders." Our views of Japanese ambitions do not seem strange to us, because we do not, as a rule, know tho Japanese Intimately; because, as a matter of fact, wo cannot see their views of us any more than we can see our own faces, Let us tnke a mirror, however, In the shape, of a Japan ese paper treating on "American ambi tions" and we shall see ut onceo the hu mor of the whole situation, a humor ilch and subtle. The Asahl Is the Japanese paper re ferred to Asahl means Rising Sun, and the great Toklo newspaper which bears tnat naim iw-cupies a mgn position ill Japanese l-mi n.illsm. The particular article I refer lo Is by a member of the tdltorlal staff who has a seat In the IMi-t, and Is entitled "Comivtltlon for iseindnnc " it runs as follows: Tin re Is no denying that Gicat Britain Is nt present the greatest of all tho world powers, but the power whose keen am bltion for futuro predominance on the eaith It Is best worth while to consider aro Germany and tho United States of America. Especially the latter, with her unbounded n-soiu ( , the daring temper of her people, and the vustness of hnr domain, may eventually prove herself capable- of attaining such ascendancy. Not only has sho set her mind upon bringing under her swn tin- whole of North and South Ani'-rh-o. hut sl-e has a sclKine to have n Land In the affairs of tho Knst. Thero mu.st havo been othet Intentions besides that ot meicly menac ing tho Oile-nl 111 the dispatch of. tho At lantic lleet to tho Pacific in 1MS. Might not their cruise along the South Aniori- cnn roasts have been accompanied by a thi.iough survey of those coasts? The opening of the Panama cana: for traffic. bilng likely to nlt'ect the nll.ilrs of the orient, will jslvu tho United States base of operations in Central America and eventually enable In r to exert her lnllu ence over South Ameilcn. "Moj-eovi r. she dors not scon alto gether unambitious of African conquests One cannot be said to fulh understand the mind of the great statesman If ono ngaids Mr. Roosevelt's big game hunt ing tn A trim meudy n-s an adventurous recreation utter his long pri-snlcncy. Waa not sueh an undertaking nn excellent menus of directing his countrymen's at tention to that continent? It Is wen suld that u proposal had been made that Liberia bn made an American protector ate, Liberia being the new home of the negroes to whom liberty has been secured by the United Slates. Indeid, I do not hesitate io predict that in time to como the name oi Mi. Roosevelt will bu nlways i.hKoclnteil with Anieiieun domination In Africa. "Tho navigation subsidy bill is ltknly to pnsH this year's Cougtoss. and then not only will American companies como for ward as i onipelitors of th- Toyu ,lscn Kalsha, and the Nippon Yusen Knl-ha, but they may open new routes In the noithi-rn I'nellic, nnd crossing Alaska and the Hi ring stnilt, and then by w.ty ot the pen insula of Kamchatka and the Island ot .-'iighnllcn, may commence traffic with Russia In Asia. Tho rumoit-d intention of Aniorlcn to purchase the northern half of Snghalliiii cannot bo regarded us an entirely groundless report. And should she, by allying heiself with China, suc ceed In establishing her Iniluence In Manchuria and central China, we shall ilnd In Amuika a really foimidablo rival In thn East. It seeiiiH to me that the Americans possess certain characteristics in common with tho Chinese nnd that Hie two peo ples have somo common Inclinations. Ann-lien was politic enough to return to i hlna nil tlio Indemnity obtained from the latter after the Boxer troubles, on , .million that China should pend stu- l.-nls lo the Stuti-H and pay their oxpens- "Japan must by all means mako tho foundation of the Anglo-Japanese 0.111 nnce still firmer, and Include Australia and Canada within Its effective sphere, for It is disadvantageous to England her self to suffer Austrnlla nnd Canada to tnke sides with America, though It would bo quite another matter If a triple alli ance between Japan, England, and Am erica were to be foimed. Walt and see; It will not be long hefore America will claim tho right of speaking on European lilestions, )ust us she now claims the right to speak on Central American, South American, and Far Eastern emcs- tloiia." U. S. A BUSINESS FAILURE. .... tttt.. !..,.. ... ... . "Koi "or tne inteisr tv of 1' i im she could then hnl Into the fiay and s out of the Inlercst of the money Unix eiociBo wini uh pig ,i chunk of tonltoiy ns she could hold In her mouth. Also, It would bo a different matter If Japan could easily ,0 crushed nnd If there was not the slightest risk of failure. In the sacred cause of humanity America could then unfold u Bllr. , Ul0 bn,pz solemnly appeal to tlio god of buttles, and f"h "'V""11 wl,h 11 c,llm lu,arl' Thero Is no wny out of the difficulty. M-tinned to her. There are probably morn I'liliu-s,. students studying In tho United St.it now than Japaneso students. That the t'hineso students oie treated with me i n kindness und consideration In Am mi, i than In our own country Is shown i,y u.. f"t that so many of them on thru- ! i i io China from Japan carry nn an ' 1 " "10HO propaganda unions their coutiti") uu-o. Adoption of n Parrels Post Would Turn n Deficit Into n Surplus for thn Post Office flepnrtment. Tho government of the United States conducts ono business, the greatest, most fat-reaching In the world and It is a fail ure. The universal practice lias Been to leave everything to private nttprlu In this land ot the free which private en terprise could possibly attend to. Rail ways and telegraphs, banks and shipping lines, even the church, which are part and parcel of the government, and bossed by the king In countries where there Is a king, have nil been left for the fellow that should get there first. Uncle Sam has thrown the field wide open and stood by to see that there was no fouling In thn race, resrnlng for himself one single function-the task of delivering the mail. And while private enterprise hns reaped nnnunl profits of millions in the perform ance of nil tlio other tasks of public ne cessity, t.'tn-Ie Sam has gone forwnrd steadily, ploddingly, fulfilling bis port of the contract, tend losing I17,(i0,Cio0 a i-ar. It has arbitrarily limited Its Held of operation and so shut Itself oft from both service and profit. While the government of the United States was going into the hole ll,irVi) last year In the transaction of Ite busi ness, the Wells-Cargo Express company, transporting packages generally light, nnd covering the same territory as the postul pervlre, declared a cash dividend of per cent, Tnke the- two facta of tne government's loss and the express company's profit together, and look nt them squsrely, nnd what Is the answer? Tho average Individual looks and replies, U;t the government establish a parcelR post But that shows the lack of Judicial training on the part of the average In- f dividual. President Taft focuses his well-tralnd legal mind upon tho question and decides unhesitatingly. "Raise tho rate on serond-class matter; penalize the magazines " There I? n celebrated story told of John Wanamaker who once was postmaster general, and like all celebrated stories It Is old. An Englishman visiting our coun try and studying Its institutions was amazed that a nation otherwise so pro gressive should have failed to establish unythlng similar to tho parcels post which rendors such excellent service In most of the countries of Europe. "Why Is It, Mr. Wanamaker," he. asked, "that your gov ernment which could carry parcels at one- twelfth tho present rate, and at a profit. does not do It?" And Mr. Wanamaker answered, "My dear sir, thero are four excellent rea sons, The Adams Express company, tho American Express company, the Wells Fargo Express company and the south ern Lxprcss company. That was oacg in l'DO, nnd there are Just as many rea sons against a parcels post to-day, and no more than there were then. If tho Inauguration of a parcels post involved nny changes of a revolutionary character, there might be some reason for the long delay In undertaking It. But think how simply the thing could bo lone. Here is the government already sjulmied with all the machinery of an oxpress company. Including hundreds of thousands of branch offices, ssumj rural dellveij routes and a disciplined army of employes. Without Interfering in any wav with the even course of business. without even adding an employo to tho nav roll, parcels delivery could be tried out on tho rural routes and Its value proved. So great Is the need for parcels delivery on these routes that the post master-general hns been compelled to Is sue an order forbidding rural carriers to deliver packages along the route. If now instead of prohibiting this service, a small tariff, not to exceed twenty-five cents were charged for It, we should have a par eels post established at once, which could not harm anybody, leant of all the roun trv merchant, and It would be an Im mense convenience to the farmer nnd the source of no small profit to the govern ment. Postmnnter-General Meyer recommend ed this reform repeatedly, but for the four reasons originally urged ngalnst a par cels, post, his recommendations have never blossomed forth In legislation Equal consideration bus been granted to his second very mild proposal that tho government treat Its own people as well as it treats foreigners by reducing tho parcels rate of sixteen cents a pound to twelve, which Is the International rate It Is one of the delightful Inconslsten rie which are said to make our cnarac er Interesting to the visitor, that w Am erlcans who have set up a tariff wall as a protection against the foreigners, should allow these same foreigners to enter our country through the malls at a rate that Is four cents cheaper than Is granted to our own home talk. If the United Htstes can afford to trann port a package from Olasgow to New York and across the continent to Benttle for twelve cents a pound. It can certainly afford to perform the same servtco be tween New York and Albany at thn same rate. It Is difficult to discern anything In these proposals that might offend tho most sensitive nuture; yet Cnngiess has avoided them as It would an unclean thing. And the express companies did not broathe easy nor sleep secure until .Mr. Meyer's timid proposal that tho mini delivery plan be tested out In four counties had been safely and surely done to death. For there rises before the ees of these hoary oltenaers the vision of the camel and tho tent, and they dreiul to see even the tip of the nose of a parcels post in serted. lst the whole animal with nil his burden-bearing possibilities force his wuy Into the people's service and crowd them out. So far aa the actual Investment of the companies 1 concerned their tc Is undoubtedly groundless, for Congress would not enter Into competition with them without making full recompense for the loss wustnlned; and though this recompense should be given at the In fluted price of tho securities, the eonse quent gain to the nation would make tho bargain cheap even nt such a price, Sooner or later the parcels post must como. It will be opposed for a time uy misguided merchants. Teamsters' unions nnd organizations of middlemen win mem oriallze Congress against It. These peo nlu In an earlier day would have Joined with the mobs that burned the cotton gins because they threw men out of employ mcnt. But they fight ununit progress and ultimately, Inevitably, progress mubt win. Common aense la 'Joined with tho 17,u0,000 dellclt and the cry for economy In a sturdy demand for the parcels post. Against It are still the original four argu ments which have stood In opposition from the beglnulng.-Froiu Wprlfa Kvents THE STORY TELLER. WHY HE HURRIED AWAY. A quiet, bashful sort of n young fel low wan making a call on a Capitol Hill girl one. evening not so very lung ngo when her father camo Into the parloi wiwi nis watcn in his hand. It wni about 9:30 o'clock. At the moment tin young man was standing on a chnlr straightening n picture over the piano. i ii gin nnii nsitcn mm to fix It As hi turned, the old Rcntlcmun, a gruff, stout fellow snld: "Young mnn, do you know whnt tlm it Is?" Thn bashful youth got off the rhnlr nervously. "Yen, sir," he replied. "1 won Just going." Ho went into the hall without any de lay and took IiIh lint and coat, Th girl's father followed him. As the caller reached for the doorknob the old gentle man again asked him If he knew whal time It was. "Yes, sir," was the youth's re-nly. "Good-nlght." Ami he left without wait ing to put his coat on. After the door had closed the old gen tldnan turned to the girl. "What's thn matter with Hint fellow?" ne itskeii. "My watch ran down th.j afternoon, nnd I wanted him to tell m the time so that I could set ll'-bunvci Post. A GOLD MINE. Sir Thomas Ltpton has a keen fr cf humor, nnd tells n good story Scotchman who went to a nor- i f r the first time in his Mfe. i uukui uj siiy uiai ne toiii it to - i pany eif guests on tho Shamr M. I ' on evening when he was Ininentit - t -itg odds ngalnst his ever winning i rn en's cup because of the hard t - i n-posed. Well," said Sir Thomas, --p . toll man wan a feeble-minded oi 1 r , and his companions who took h m - - j raei meeting presently persuaded hin- . statu six-pence In the third r- o ,n a iO to 1 shot. By somo amazing miracle tuts o itsldet won. "When' the bookmaker gav- o:d S.indj golden sovereign nnd his rlxponre, tin Inner could not believe his e.es " 'Do you mean to tell m,' l.o s.il4 that I get all this for my saxp, :.-e" " 'You do,' sail the bookmaker. " 'Ma conscience!' muttered Kind Tell me, mon, how long has - beer. going onV " Tit-Bits. A TRAGEDY OF WHISK i .IS. Simeon Ford told this: "Tom Angus was an architect .mh- stone. When they expected Mrs ',-mg. try in Tombstone Tom was api'i.n.ed tc decorate, nnd made a good Job v it, unc after the mayor hud congratulated htm, he snld: 'Well, Mr. Mayor, slnro you llko mj work. Introduce mo to Mrs. Langtry of the banquet, will you?' 'Sure I will.' said tho Mayor, "but you must kno-k that spinach oft your chin first. Mrs. Langtry Is a lady and she could never stand for a rusty alfulfa llk OU.H.' " "So Tom removed his rich whiskers and that night among the bamiueters his white, nudo chin was a conspicuous object. 'But the mayor didn't Intreiduce him to the beautiful Mrs. Langtry after all. And the next day, after Mrs. Langtry was gone, the mayor, when Tom re proached him, gavo a loud laugh. 'Was that you,' he roared, 'nodding and winking all last night? By Jove, I didn't recognize you, Tom, without your whiskers!" "Philadelphia Record. THE ONE WAY OUT. After collection In a certain colored church In Georgia It was the- n.ti -u ol the minister to deposit the off.-- tm- in box which he turned over ii th- fcx ton. Tho two would then hide i e , together with its key, In a phi e k -i only to themselves. Despite these j.re- Mittlons, it was found that smtid sui j of money were being regularly ex'rai'M So one daj- there was a conferen e 1 -tween the two. "Joseph," said the r later, sternly, "someone Is taking h h money from tho box, and you knw t no one has nccess to It but you nl 1 ,v. self." The sexton was unmoved '- i, minister," said he, "It's like th s I thero Is a deficiency, It's between and mo to make It up and say n ' 1 about It." Harper's, OUR KALEIDOSCOPE. INFANT AND UMPIRE. He couldn't call the baby The name it, sweetly -laims, Yet he could call the umpire A thousand different names J-- U FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS Mabel Granny, Toddy's eaten -i Teddy Well, Granny, dldn t me always to tako Mabel's pat' Sloper's. HE GOT PLENTY. First Actor Whew! Hamlet must have found food for thought In the dia-n ' J editor's article this morning. 9cond Actor Food! I should say a full meal. He got a roast und nil his d-s scrts. TOO CONCENTRATED. "I am always cool In the face of din ger," he boasted, proudly. When the crisis came, we were ol's 1 to acknowledge that he told tho tr.it The only objection was that his coldne-a was nil In his feet Cleveland Leader. the A FOOLISH QUESTION. A Swedu entered a postoftlce In northwest and Inquired: "Bon any letters for mo to-day?" "What name, please?" "Ay tank de name 1h on do letter Everybody's Magazine. THE CUANOE HE WANTED. In a small California town a drummer brought the hotel porter up to his room with his angry storming. "Want your room changed, mister?" politely queried the porter. "Itoom changed, no!" fumed the drum mer. "It's the fleua I object to, that's all." 'Mrs, Leary," shouted tho porter to tits landlady down below, "tho agent In No. U Is satisfied with his room, but hi wants the fleas changed." Success Mag azine. THE REALITY. Knlcker-Aprll showers bring Mayftow era. Bocker-Huh! April chills bring Ma; bills. New York Sun. THE SORROWS OF CHILDHOOD Auntie Why are you fo end, Lulu darling? Six-Yea r-Old1 was thinking, a-untli what a bother that little brother of mini will be when I grow up and have a beau Boston Transcript i