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A point of order raised by Mr. Tnwney was sustained by a parly X'otc, and the House proceeded i to adopt tho Senate resolution, providing that oono but American materials and supplies shall be purchased unless the President deems the bids "extort ionatu or unreasonable." This means that, so far as the law is eoncerncd, for all the material used in the construction of tho Panama Canal, the government most pay the high prices charged to consumer* in the Untied .Slates by the tariff protected Trusts of this country, notxvitluiamling the fart that the same make of materials may be purchased in foreign markets at much lower rates. Thus will be afforded this strango and unbusinesslike spectacle. A private cor poration in Panama desiring American made steel rails may purchase them for delivery at any point in Panama at priées 8(1 lo 40 per cent lower than our govern ment will be compelled, under this law of Congress,to pay for steel rails ueccssaiy for canal work. In the course of the deflate in the House over the businesslike proposition which was so inconsistently set aside, Mr. Ross, purchasing agent for the Panama Canal Commission, was quoted ns saying that American steel rails from foreign markets could lie laid down in Panama nt >30.40 a ton, while the railroads of tho United States are paying >28 per ton. Thus, Amcriran-mado steel rails, after being rent to Europe and then to Panama, are sold in tho latter country at >1.60 per ton 1res than the selling price in this country. But in the construction of the Panama Canal our government must not enjoy the advantage of the lower foreign prices for American steel rails, but must pay the higher prices of tlie United Stale* market, plus the cost of freightage to Panama. If tills is not a swindle, a bold robbery of the American people, then there was a victim of robl»ery or swindling in tho entire world. For the purpose of maintaining the protective tariff in all its Trust-protecting American people, in the costly undertak ing of constructing a great canal lo neet the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, must buy steel rails and other materials at exorbitant prices, in order to further enrich wealthy Trusts under the guise of "protecting home indust ry." ««ere private interests in charge of the canal const roof ion. they would buy material where it could ho obtained the cheapest, and their stockholder» would commend the prudence of tho manage ment. But because the American [»ooplt» are paying for this great work, a lot of Trusts must he permitted to sell their products to the Canal Commission priree anywhere from 25 to 50 per cent higher than they sell the same products for in foreign markets. This vital point never prrntion«, the '•"M at should he kept in mind; It is not a ques tion of buying foreign products because they are ehea|»er than home products. In *«ch event the question of home tection would apply. It Is a question of paying more for American products than they are sold (or in foreign markrts Panama is a foreign country, and the products of ths Trust* are sold there at much lower prices than In this country. But when the American people go to Panama to expend their money in the construction of the great canal, they not to enjoy the lower foreign prices for home products, but must pay home prices for them. Was there ever a proposition more ridiculous, or one that involved completely the elements of extortion ami absolute robbery T lot ua hope tlie President will protect the people by exercising a wise discrimination as to bids that may be "extortionate reasonable." pi»» it.' more or un The villain who kidnapped a little boy in Philadelphia, hoping thereby lo realize a large sum of money, was yesterday "railroaded" to prison (or a term of twenty years. This revere and summary punishment should be effective aa a waul ing to other fiends who may have a hankering after this form of crime for revenue purpose«. Absurdities of "Leave to Print." In the House of Representatives, on Mny aut Mr. Sherman ol New York ml Tlrested the chair and made a request for unanimous consent to print in the Con- 1 gressional Record, in connection with hut remarks, a speech which Secretary , _ ... , . . of the Treasury Shaw had made some time previously 1 adore the Missouri i 1/caguc of Republican Clubs, sired consent was given, and this political speech by tlie Secretary of the Treasury was printed in the Record at the public expense. Later, this "extract from the Record" was collated in pamphlet form and sent broadcast through the mails, under the franks of Senators ami Repré sentai ives, to do campaign work for the Republican party at the cost of the entire people. On June 14th, Representative William Alden Smith of Michigan secured ad mission to the columns of the Congres sional Record, and thus prepared the way for its subsequent pamphlet print ing and distribution at public expense, for n speech delivered by Postmaster General Cortelyou at the celebration of Lincoln's Birthday held thia year at Grand Rapids, Michigan. These instances show how the "leave The dt to print" is abused by cheeky Congress men who have not the nerve to ask openly for a public appropriation for the purpose of printing and distributing poli tical speeches. All they have to do is to make allusion to such speeches, in the course of their remarks on the* floor of Congress, ask unanimous consent for ''leave to print," and the trick is worked. Some years ago a member of Congress, by this subterfuge, secured the printing in the Congressional Record of the entire text of Henry George's book, "Progress and Poverty," and the subsequent frank ing of numerous copies of bis "speech" through the mails. But what an absurdity, what an impo sition, what u contemptible fraud, the proceeding is. Those Ridiculous Britons. In the British House of Parliament, on Monday last, Hon. Thomas Charles Aga Robartes, member for the Bodmin divi sion of Cornwall, was unseated in accord ance with a petition charging him with using corrupt methods in securing his election. And the principal offence cited in the petition was the entertainment of some voters at a garden party given at his residence. What a screamingly funny farce this appears in the fight of conditions that exist in Delaware. How very particular have our British cousins become in their regard for the purity of elections. How straight the fine that a candidate for Parliament must walk throughout the campaign if he desires to retain his seat after he is elected. Here in Delaware—and Delaware is no exception among the States— candidates openly electioneer by treating voters to free liquor and eigars, and nothing is thought of it. In fact, it is the customary method of campaigning all over this country. Here in Delaware, while a seat in the House of Representatives is not looked upon ns a negotiable asset, seats in the Senate are disposed of at auction for cxerutiatingly high prices. How different in Great Britain. A brewer who was elected to Parliament was unseated because one of his cus tomers, without his knowledge, had broached a barrel of ale and set it out for tho free eonsumption of voters. And now another member ha* been unseated because be entertained some electors guests at a garden party. Would that a smirtt fraction of the British circumspection with respect to the absolute freedom of elections from even the suspicion of contamination could be imported lo Delaware. ns Japan In Corea. Advices from Corea are somewhat prising. They show that a revolution is in progress there, and that the Japanese are suppressing it with great vigor. Ordinarily it would he supposed that Corea, as an independent kingdom, would assume the duly of suppressing rebellions sur within her borders. But the fact is that Corea is no longer an independent king dom. She is not a kingdom at all. is practically a Japanese colony, under Japanese rule, and the Emperor of Corea is but a figurehead, nod emperor in wool only and without the power to sign his name except as directed by the agencies of Japan. Immediately upon the determination to enter into war with Russia, the Japan ese campaign against Corea was inaugu rated. Japan went to war with Russia for the ostensible purpose of pretenting the occupation and control of Manchuria by her mighty European antagonist; and at the same time, and under cover of this war, Japan entered upon a scheme to steal Corea. She established ainty, hut it was only a shield to absolute occupation and control. The feeble agents of the Corean government, under duress, signed compacts which made them helpless to do any of those acts which an independent government may of right do, without the consent of Japan. And from this assumed control Ja|»an has passed to such absolut trol that her anuirs are lighting and beat ing down the inde|s-ndeol peopfi Corea who resist their transfer to the sovereignty of the Island Kingdom. A» the Imiter! Slates has done in the Philippines, so Japan has done in (' bin without the formality of treaty, such u* the United Niâtes entered into with Npain for possession of the Philippines. Japan has simply stolen Corea, through intrigue supplemented by brute force. Sin a surer oover e ron ol or. ,i The lax administration of the corrupt 1 nion Republican party in Sussex county was again demonstrated, yesterday, in a brutal attack by a disreputable negro u|«»n a while woman. Theae dastardly enmes by negroes in lower Delaware were comparatively unknown before the Union Republican party purchased its lease of power. The Man For President. Commenting on Terence V. Powderly's expired preferenee for Pres,dent Hoose veil s renommât ion by the Republican National Convention of 1908. the Mount Carmel. Pa., Item, in an editorial which we reprint elsewhere in thia issue, cor , , ,, _ ' dially presents Judge George Gray of Delaware for the Democratic nomination, Thia is a very pleasing compliment to _ , ,, , judge (.ray, and no doubt it will be warmly iinlorf*ci l»y good Democrat« all/ ovrr the country. Two years ago, with out any organized movement in hi» favor si ?• r » j r. s, . the suggestion of Judge Gray for the Dem erratic nomination, for President found many aupporters, and it wan then apar rent to those who were interested in the proposition that a concerted campaign, thoroughly organized and equipped, would have given him » formidable stand ing before the St. I/mi» Convention, with a very strong probability of his nomina tion. But Judge Gray himself was the firmest and most consistent opponent of the use of his name in connection with the Demo cratic nomination for President in 1904, and this attitude on his part would have nullified the results of the best kind of a campaign in his favor. That was two years ago. As he was disinclined to the honor then, it is not probable that he will look upon the suggestion any more favor ably two years hence, when he will be four years older than he was in 1904, and that much nearer the limit when tlie average man feels that he must put all thoughts of political preferment behind him. That Judge Gray would make an ideal candidate for President, particularly in view of existing conditions in the national government, is not to be disputed. But there is little doubt, judging by the ex perience of 1904, that in Judge Gray him self would lie found the greatest obstacle should the suggestion of the Pennsyl vania newspaper whose editorial print today find favor in other sections of the country. we re Y. M. C. A. Budding Fund. The address to the people by Mr. Henry B. Thompson, president of the A. M. C. A., in relation to the new build ing fund of that' organization, should ap[»eal to all who feel an interest in the welfare of the city. For the welfare of the city is very materially involved in the successful work of such an organiza tion ns the Young Men's Christian Associa tion. and the work of that body for the city's welfare will tre materially aided by the successful completion of the building project upon which it ia launched. Particularly should President Thomp son's appeal to the young men of the city meet with an appreciative and gen erous response. The Y. M. C. A. means much to the young men of a community, in the way of instruction, good compan ionship and wholesome diversion. The work in which the Wilmington organiza tion is now engaged should enlist their warmest sympathies, and with this agency, coupled xvitli the other forces of good which have been set in motion, tho success of the new building move ment will be assured. new now Vety properly State Treasurer Rawlins refused to pay the members of the Legis lature for 13 days' attendance upon tho recent special session, when they were in actual session only five days. The at tempt to "hog" pay for the entire time between assembling and adjournment sine die, despite the long recess that taken, was an impudent and lawless raid on the State treasury, and the treasurer was right in putting a veto upon it. In this ho was sustained by the opinion of the attorney-general, and now the mcm l»cra of the Legislature will have to go to court before they can obtain even the five days' pay to which - and no more— they arc legally entitled. It would be interesting fo know why the trustees of Delaware College derided to retire Dr. Neale us director of the Agri cultural Experiment Station. Dr. Neale's work in this position has received the approbation of the farmers who, through tficir granges, have expressed a high ap preciation of his services. They should know as much about the matter as the college trustees, and if the latter have good reasons for deposing Dr. Neale they should make them known to the people. The suggestion that the levy Court will Ih> inqicllcd to make an increase in the county tax rate will not be relished by tho taxpayers of the county, particu larly those resident in the city of Wil mington, On the surface of county affairs there is nothing to warrant even the suggestion of a higher tax rate, and if the levy Court knows when it is well off, it will continue the rate os at present— 50 cents on the >100--which is ample for all legitimate purposes. It is full time for those who have been talking trolley so vigorously in Kent county for the past four years to either do something practical or shut up. » IS BUT HE BROKE BEVERIDGE. New York World. "I don't suppose," said a Senator in a cloakroom symposium, "that the Presi dent meant to be so severe on Senator Beveridge as he was in his letter to Wadsworth." "No," said another, "1 suppose not. It reminds me of a case I hoard when I »vaa a judge a good many years ago. A man was brought in charged with hil ling his wife with a chair. The proof showed that he hit her so hard that he broke the chair. " You arc charged with breaking a chair over your wife's head,' I said. " Tt was an accident, I assure you, your honor,' he replied. "'Do you mean to say you didn't in tend to hit her 7* 1 n.-kral ' " 'Not that,' he »aid, 'but 1 didn't in tend to break the chair,' " Wanted A»latance. Here's a wireless message, announced the Imsiness manager, from a man who desires fo take our entire Help Wanted department for today'» issue. Where is he ? inquired tlie nisnsging editor. On a capsized boat about four miles out in the Atlantic Ocean.—Pittsburg Post. WHERE ARE WE NOW. Dover Del AM we™,dated establishme. ts at the end of fixed periods make it a rule lo ,a .' te an account of their assets to de ,e ", n ' T | e w *', at *he\' havu made or lost ' \\ c 'cvfilcmlv .u. . a ," e evidently reached the end of one period in our polities and Dels «■arcana had as well summarise for ..'V 1 "'™ our J"**» stand. Addicks personally has ad milledly stumbled shamefully into his political grave, hi« way thereto ungrmU »»illv «mootbed by the chief henetinatieK , . 8 corrupt munificence. Broken in fortune, forsaken by hm political lieu tcnaJ1ts , hom ho u ^„ obscurity, said to be physically a w reck of his former self, he serves only to point a moral, not certainly to adorn a tale. Could he now find, hidden away some where. II) per cent of the million and a half do liars he probably Delaware politics, he would possession of so much, at this time, com parative riches. So tar as he ia con cerned his punishment well fits the crimes he has committed, and while some may pity him in his broken down old age he will have no aynj[>athy or friends. The moral pointed by his fate is that no rich outsider can come to Dela ware and buy one of its I'nited States Senatorships—yet. The general dis gust of all, with the venal tools whose services were his to command, so long as he had money with which to pay them, may be trusted to provide appro wasted in esteem the priate punishments for his treacheious lieutenants. The passing of Addicks marks the end of the period of the rieh carpet-bagger attempting to buy a Senalorsbip. Hut where are ms now ? The richest of our native born citizens succeeds lo the vacant throne of cor ruption because he is best qualified to continue the practices by which that throne was erected and has proved his qualification for the place. Wo may as well, then, look this con dition in the face. So long as Republicans arc in the cendancy in Delaware, merit, ability, high ideals and honest efforts to pro mote the. common weal will not he recog nized us entitling those who possess them, or so labor, to the high political honors our .State can confer. Money and the willingness to use it in political contests, and money only, will entitle its possessor to aspire to high political place, if Republicans continue dominant here. Millionaires only arc wanted. None others need apply. The only qualifica tion other than the possession wealth is that its possessor must be bom here. That much Addicks' downfall and Henry A. du Font's success have proved. We wonder how Republicans of merit and ability in this State like this mani fest condition. Probably nothing narrows a man more and more, completely unfits him for public life, more rapidly destroys the natural sympathies one has for his fellow men, narrows his views and con 1 -■ tracts his intellectual powers, than money grubbing and the possession of great wealth. Wo doubt if Col. du Pont, for instance, either knows or wants to know a dozen men in lower Delaware We fancy he could more readily tell us the boundart of Abyssinia than where to look for Nanliooke hundred, that he probably might describe the Danube River and the Sea of Azof with some degree of ac curacy. but that ho would locate Indian River in Florida and Isle of Wight Bay somewhere in England. The needs of our [»copie for the com pletion of the Inland waterway may need discussion and elucidation in the Senate, but he will be mute—mute for two reasons, one because he will be mute on all questions except when ho vole« yes or no, ns he imitates Aldrich of Rhode Island, the chief of the Railroad Senators, and his second reason for re maining mute will be, that unless he has his secretary to look it up for him, he probably doesn't know whore the Inland waterway is or a single person it will benefit. Col. du Pont will probably cause all his generation of Republicans who have ability to remain in obscurity while he. jiossiüly until senile old age overcomes him, occupies unreservedly and un worthily his Senatorial chair. Then there will be other rich ones to take his place. A groat trust like our Powder Trust can breed millionaires faster than Senatorial scats become vacant. Other rich incapable« will crush out the political ambitions of the next generation of Republicans who are tread ing tho paths of political effort next be hind ex-Scnalor Higgins, Gen. Wilson, Judge Spruance and their types. Well, wc must do our best. Maybe ideals will improve. Maybe the slug gish currents of political thought will tie quickened here, and old days may come again when rich men and their toadies will not obscure the political landscape and block all pathways of honest and wholesome political endeavor and as piration. . Lucky Is tho baoy whose mamma u.es (•lenn'a Sulphur Soap, with which to wash tho little Innocent. No prickly heal, or other rash, can annoy the infant cutlulo with which this cooling and purifying anll-soorbutlc comes in dally contact. Dray Henris dally grow black or brown. Cause—Hill's Hair Dye.* LIBERTY. John Hay. What man is there so bold that he should say; "Thus and thus only would I have the sea ?" For whether lying calm and beautiful. Clasp! the earth in love, and throwing «KÄ The smile of heaven from waves of sme t byst ; Or whether freshened by th« busy wind«, It hears the trade and navies of the world To ends of use and stern activity; Or whether, lashed by tempests, it gives way To elemental fury, howls and roars At all its rocky harriers, in wild lust Of ruin drinks the blood of living things. And strews its wTeeks o'er leagues of desiv l«t<* «hon»— Always it i» the sea. and all bow down Before it« vast and varied majeely. And so in vain wall timorous men essay To set the metes and bounds of liberty. For freedom is its own eternal law; It makes it Or calm alike u'lhlls the unerring will. 1s t ua not then despise it when it lies Still a» a sleeping lion, while a swarm l if gnat-like evils hover around its head; Nor doubt it when in mad, disjointed times shakes the torch of terror, and its cry! Shrills o'er tlie quaking earth and in the flame Of riot and w ar we see its awful form Rire 1»> the Heaffold, where the crimson ax Rings down its grooves tlie knell of shud dering kings. For always in thine eyes.O Liberty, Shines that high light whereby the world ia saved. And. though thou slay us, we will trust in n conditions, and in storm it ' fire REVIEWS OF NEW BOOKS. '^^'mÙst^^ew^York CUy* Bum? Publishing Co., 275 Fifth avenue. Price. 81.50. "Resfdale" is the simple story of a y nun * American girl and her foreign artist lover. As ever the courre of true love does not run smoothly, although it ends as one would wish who ha* learned to love the gentle heroine. The scenes arc laid about an old and well-kept farm in thrifty New Kngland. and tlie simple life "led by the characters in the book is not only pleasing but convincing One feels that he lias gathered the wild flowers, brushed through the high ferns, circled the lake, lived in the old homestead, and wandered about the picturesque country, even knows the well-kept cattle, the ting, and the two horses, Billy and (.Tip tail. The orchard trees bud, bloom and bear fruit before one's exes. Not often is sueh a tender, winning picture of roun try life afloided ns. The volume contains 280 pages, exclusive of the illustrations, Inch are beautiful, and a frontispiece portrait of the author. The book i superbly bound and printed upon the finest quality of paper. An exquisite thought is the closing of the book with the father's prayer at night after his young daughter has gone from home after the wedding. Received of the publishers. < »II«' ■ IS ''Thk New Far East." By Thomas F. Millard. New York City: Charles Scribner's Sons. Price, SI.SO, net. Persons who.have endeavored to follow the tremendous questions inxolvcd in the Far Eastern situation will probably recall the series of articles which appeared in Scribner's Magazine during and im mediately after the Busso-Jnpanese war, and which were written by Thomas F. Millard, the special correspondent of that publication on the scene. At the time they appeared, some of Mr. Millard's articles were almost sensational, so widely did they oppose views then generally held regarding events and policies. However, ex'en the comparatively short time that has elapsed since the termination of that great conflict has already supported Mr. Millard's views and predictions lo a truly remarkable degree, and shows that in regard to many very important matters he saw clearly and with unusual accuracy. These circumstances, coupled with the fact that Mr. Millard has in the past few years spent much time in the Orient, and been a personal obserx'er of many of the he discusses, entitles his recently published book, "The New Far West, to serious consideration. Probably what will strike moat readers as the keynote of the work is the authqr s estimate of the true position of Japan, and the probable effects the Japanese policy, if it is suc cessful, will have upon other foreign and particularly American interests in that part of the world. Here Mr. Millard differ* very widely from most writers on this subject, fie holds the opinion that Japan has entered upon a selfish policy of aggrandisement. and that her success is more apt to prove detrimental than beneficial to the future of American com merce and political influence in the farther Pacific. events presenting his view of the question Mr. Millard relies upon a cogent presenta tion of what Japan is actually doing in certain sections of the Far East, rather than argument; and in these matters his statements are chiefly baaed upon personal investigation and obsenation on tho scene of events. Whenever possible ho compares the diplomatic utterances of the Japanese government with what it ia actually doing in certain localities, and the showing thus made will astonish those who entertain the notion that Japan is prompted by altruistic raolivçs. The chapters devoted to a delineation of Japanese policy and administration in Corea and Manchuria reveal an extraor dinary state of affairs in those regions. In Corea, especially, Mr. Millard shows how widely the actual operation of the Japanese administration differs from tho official statements given to the xvorld by the Japan. He contends that tho in dependence of Corea ia a perfectly trans ira rent fiction, and tliat Japan has not the slightest intention of keeping her promises to respect the "Open Door" in Corea pr in the part of Manchuria which has now fallen under her control. In fact, Mr. Millard holds tho opinions that in diplo matic duplicity the Japanese can give the Russians and Chinese long odd anil still best them. He gives many examples of the way Japanese methods arc already undermining American trade in Corea and Manchuria, and in other parts of Chinai and expresses the opinion that when it comes t o carrying out lier promise to evacuate Manchuria Japan will prove as evasive and dilatory as Russia has in tho past. But perhaps the most interesting and important part of the hook is the chapters devoted to a consideration of China and tho true inwardness of tlie various foreign policies exerted there. It is evident that tire author has studied the question in volved very closely and at first hand, and he deals with them with extraordinary frankness. He holds no brief for any policy or country, but presents the situations as it ap|»ears to him without regard to what national feelings irmy l»e ruffled. His elucidation of the new Anglo J»|iancse alliance and the Russo-Japanese peace treaty is extremely interesting and shows the important matters involved in a new light. Several chapters are given remarkably informing statement 1 the internal situation of China, and tho forces now fermenting within the old Empire. In fact, Mr. Millard secitys to regard the Chinese more highly than tbeir Japanese cousins, and secs a promising future for the nation if China is permitted to preserve her entity and develop along modern fines. The information as to what ha* already been accomplished along these lines is one of the most interesting features of the book. A matter of in «•I to a tense interest to Americans is Mr. Mil lard's description of the inception and development of the so-called "American Boycott." He attributes the progress of this peculiar movement, in a measure, to the Japsnese influence, and his reasons for this opinion are clearly and consist ently set before the reader. On the whole- this is an informin book. It is the first book dealing the Far Eastern situation written b, American with the special intent to ascer tain how American interests are apt to be affected by the course of events in that part of the world, and no student of this great question should fail to read it. an antidote to the tide of sentimental sympathy for Japan it has »distinct value. There is nothing in the book that in dicates that the author is swayed hv any personal bias. He presents all sides of the controversy and bis conclusions have an air of moderation, lie is a trained (»(»server anil if he is wrong in any rcs|»cct it will not be long liefere events will ,. this. On the other hand, there is so much of unquestionable troth in the book that it is of great value, ami it w ill exercise an influence in the controversies certain to arise before the Far Eastern Question is eventually settled. The full text of the Anglo-Japancw alliance, the Russo Japanese [.'»ce treaty, ami the Japanese Core« auaereignfy agreement are appended and there is an excellent map ol the Far ,Ea8t. Received of the publishers. 'A |T V H II \ •o» Use Silver Suds lor cleaning silver Sold by druggists and grocers.* a••••••■••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••eeeeee» • • • S Î • • 0 • • e c « * « In half-pound bags e o O and in smaller packages three for 10 cents. t N * •» « F « it Julian ß. Robinson, i ft E » «* o * » « Stationer, 6 » T e 718 Market St. I • Both 2 Phones. 4 O T a * « « » * ; SEE ROBINSON ABOUT CONFETTI. » a ; • ; • ••••••»•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••s* CURRENT LITERATURE. History is making faster in Russia than anywhere else in the world—and it is vital, deep-reaching history, too. Vance fhomp in the July Everybody's, brings before you with wonderful art the scene and incidents of that great^ national drama. Mr. Thompson was in St. Peters burg for Everybody's when the ( zar ceded to the Duma its memorable privi leges; he was an eye-witness of the death of autocracy; he descrilK*s each stage of the "Little Father's" visit to his capital. His story of a pageant and a revolution is distinctly the article of the month, ('harlcs Edward "Russell, who has also been at the other side of the world in the interests of eryl)ody's readers, contributes this month a highly important instalment of "Soldiers of the C ommon Ciood," dealing with the vigorous commercial policy of Japan. If you do not realize the extent to which governmental trust« are spring ing up in that surprising country, don t neglect to read Mr. Russell's article. If vou have shared the common fallacy that Japan is an imitative nation, learn of her greatt constructive feats in commerce and statecraft. There are important matters nearer home, one of which is the under the son. Kv great bucket-shop now searching lire of Merrill A. Teague. In his second article, this month, Mr. Teague names the leading bucket-shop thieves, and gives amazing evidence whereby theae criminals convict themselves. The bucket shop ia doomed. If vou are in doubt as the legitimacy of the "brokers" with whom you may yourself be dealing, this article will tell you how to determine the point. In this manner Mr. Lawson gives a brilliant picture of a Boston court scene and its significance, under the title "A Prediction Roll-Call; John L.Mathews tells the inspiring storv of "Sophie Wright : The Best Citizen of New Orleans' -a cripple«! heroine who alone has taught and virtually regenerated thousands of her city's poor; and Eugene Wood, who has come to l»e the most popular authority on national festivals, has a characteristi cally humorous port rayai of "The Glorious Fourth" as childhood sees it. Gilbert Parker's powerful storv. "The Errors of the Day/ and Macia Way," by the very able new short story writer, Richard Washburn child, are striking features of the Julv fiction, " P* ia a charming and unusual love story by 0. Bryson Taylor, of various interesting types is supp "The Saccular Sea-Serpent." by Brough ton Brandenburg; "Cupid," a story that every dog lover will want to read twice, by Robert Alexander Wason, and "Smith and the May Lee Association," by Gelett Burgess. Dorothy Canfield has a touch ing story, ''The Last of the Garrison;" there are "Little Stories" by Mary E. Q. Brush and Edward B. Waterworth, and the usual departments. to And So They Were and humor lied in Six articles of first-rate interest, six stories of unquestionable quality, make up the bulk of the American Magazine for July. In "The Taming of Rogers." Sher man Morse recounts in its full significance Attorney-General Hadley's successful at tempt to make Standard Oil obey the law. Hadley differs from many public prose cutors in that he obtained his results by the simple enforcement of existing laws. "Heaping Where Wc Have Not Sown," by Julian Willard Helhurn. is an illumi nating article on practical forestry as dis tinguished from sentimental preservation or stupid destruction. It is splendidly illustrated. Tho same writer, in "The Quickening Spirit," has assembled a num ber of incidents illustrating the "sand" and resourcefulness of the San Francis cans in their hour of distress. "The Confessions of a Life-Insurance Solicitor," by \\ illiam McMahon, is a bona tide ralive written with an Ade-like humor. Another article of strong personal interest is "The Single Woman's t i:t r which tells of an educated woman's struggle to support herself anil those dependant lier. "The Slave of Cotton" is the second article l»y Henry K. Webster the South's great problem. "The Mys tery," by Stewart Edward While and Samuel Hopkins Adams, is continued, and among the fiction writers are Mrs' LU. Harris. Gilbert P. Coleman, W. IL Cline and John Fleming Wilson. on SINFUL STRAWBERRIES. Harper's Weekly. On a recent Monday morning the pastor of a church in Virginia was the recipient of a basket of strawberries brought to him by a little girl of the parish. "Thank yon very much, mv dear " said the minister. "These berries are as fine as any I've ever seen. I hope, how ever. that you did not gather them yester day-—the Sabbath." "No. sir," replied the child. : 'em early this morning, but they a-growtii all day yesterday," "I pulled was Involved Vociterosity. 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Mexico is about to take a 1,200-mile kink out of the line of international com merce which has been using the Panama route, say* the Worlds Work Bv the end of the year the new railroad across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec I« to be opened to interoeeanic traffic on « large scale. The railroad has been completed (or some time, and is in operation for local traffic. It is only awaiting the comply tion of its terminal ports to begin Karcd ling ocean freight. These ports, though they will not be fully completed in led than two or three years, will soon he sufficiently advanced to be used by sels of any size. The railroad, being 600 miles north of the Panama Railroad, is that distance nearer the natural line of the world'« east and west commerce. It will bnng New York and North Atlantic porta 1,200 miles, and New Orleans and Gulf ports 1.41X1 miles nearer to San Francisco, Japan and China. The sailing time from New York to Coalzacoaleos, the Atlantic terminal port, will 1« six or seven days, tan days less than to Colon, the Atlantic port of the Panama Railroad. Cargo from a vessel landing at Coatiaroalcos. say, of 10,(XX) tons, ran be aboard an other xessel in the harbor of Safina Cna in four or five days. In an emergency the transshipment could be accomplished in 36 hours. Tin same freight could not be transferred across the Isthmus of Panama in lea than three weeks, possibly longer. At Safina Cruz, tho Pacific port, the vessel is two flays nearer ban Francisco than it would he at Panama. This servos to illustrate what the new route means ra saving tme. vss. THE MAN FOR PRESIDENT. Mount Carmel, Pa.. Item. Terence V. Powderly. in an interview at Wilkes-Barre this week, said hs was in favor of putting President Rooaevell hack in the White House for a thigd term, so that our strenuous executive might fini-h the laudable programme he hu begun in forcing monopolistic comhinz lions of capital to recognize popular right«. It can be set down a. a hard and fast proposition that the American people are firm in their opposition to a third consecutive term for any President. President Roosevelt, as one of the keenest politicians of his time, understands this Nevertheless, this unwritten law dne« not mean that the Roosevelt reforms need lag when their great advocate lets go the reins of government. There it, above all others, ooe man in the countty eminently fitted to carry on the work of popular emancipation, and that man is to be found in the ranks of the IJemoc racy. He is Judge Gray of Delaw««, Scholar, statesman, jurist and sociolo gist, he is peculiarly equipped to presidf with dignity in the nation s highest «e>t and to direct the policies of a people who are passing through a crisis second oaij to that of the Civil War. By his nomi nation the Democracy would corns b*rk to its ancient and liest slandsrds. outside of Roosevelt no man in the B» - publican party measures up to hi* rips experience and profound knowledge of things as they are. It would be tho beat possible politic* for the Democrats to name Judge GteJ as their standard bearer in 1908 He u at one with Roosevelt in all those Roose velt, policies which the American votei* have unqualifiedly indorsed. Of all tie men in tne country he was selected by the President to settle the great an thracite strike, and under be guidance the settlement was laid on tb* broadest lines of justice and equity, peace enduring to this day. The jÄopj* in this, the hard coal region, owe Judg* Gray an immense debt and so highly » he esteemed by the coal diggers and all with whom he came into conUct hcr» four.ycars ago, that, as a presidential candidate he wnuld poll a tremendou* vote in the coal counties of the Stale The Democracy here has an unpar alleled opportunity. The strong' 9 * available candidate for the Presidency is within its ranks, and the common people of the country want him " is not likely that the" big corporation*, who in the past have controlled Demo cratic as well as Republican convention*, will display much enthusiasm over lud>* Gray, but he ik little short of an M" among the every day voters who kn<>* him and a campaign tour on his part. "* are confident, would turn into a tri umphal procession. , It was the plain people who elect™ Roosevelt by such tremendous ni« jorities. It was not the Republica" [»arty, as such, for Roosevelt was is stronger than his party. Tho san is true of Judge Gray, and in the event of 'ria nomination for President by I' Ifilnocrat» there can bo but little do" ' that tlie Roosevelt majority would duplicated. a'.id Good Ite.ult. Must Follow the Clnsaified adv. if it la placed in tw proper medium. Every Evening csrri-« more classified advertising than aR other newspapers in the city combined.