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At Home and Abroad of inter est to Everybody. EPITOME OF LATE DOINGS Of the Entire Week That la Worth While of Mention nod of Interest to AIL WASHINGTON NEWS; A wage increase of 5 per cent was owarded all classes of civil employes in the naval establishment under a new pay schedule approved Saturday by Secretary Daniels, and which will go into effect "on the nearest pay day to Sept. 16." Expiration at midnight Friday of the 90-day period allowed the presi dent by the new merchant marine act to give notice of the intention of the United States to revoke certain clauses of commercial treaties brought no official announcement from the executive department of the govern ment. Exports of the United States to the principal countries of the world dur ing July totaled $651,381,827, an in crease of $82,694,312 over the corre sponding period last year, according to the department of commerce figures published Thursday. Imports for the same month amounted to $537,170,351, an increase of $193,424,281 over July, 191». Federal guarantees of railroad earn ings resulted in an increase in the public debt of $101,755,000 during Au gust, according to treasury figures is sued Thursday showing the nation's gross debt to be $24,324,672,000. STATE AND DOMESTIC NEWS. The pecan crop in the vicinity of SmithviUe, Texas, will be the shortest In several years on account of the late frosts. The crop was unusually large last year. Governor Hobby has tendered places to seven persons who are to cansti-. tute the committee to investigate the general conditions and environments of the State Medical College at Gal veston, Texas, as contemplated by res olution adopted at the last called Bession of the legislature. Until ac ceptances have been received their names will not be announced. Asserting that 154 counties of Tex as are paying $3,500,000 in taxes over and above their rightful share, while 94 counties of the state are paying less than their share, the Texas League for Equal and Uniform Taxa tion, with headquarters in' San Anto nio, has issued a call for a state meet ing to be held in Houston Sept. 23, "to devise ways and means of cor recting present conditions and for the further purpose of organizing a per* manent state league." A heavy rainstorm accompanied by a "young cyclone" blew down a num ber of oil derricks and did other minor damage at the Hull, Texas, oil field, Saturday. Seven to fifteen derricks were blown down. Colonel Billie Mayfield Wednesday submitted to Brigadier General Jacob F. Wolters, commanding the troops at Galveston, Texas, a written statement assuming full responsibility for the attempted arrest of Editor G. V. San ders of the Houston Press at the Houston Country Club Monday, and was promptly relieved by General Wol ters of his duties as provost marshal. Colonel Mayfield's statement includ ed a declaration that he had issued orders for the men to make the ar rest, and that therefore they had no alternative? but to obey. Captain O'Brien Stevens was named by Gen eral Wolters to succeed Colonel May field, as provost marshal. The house of representatives of the Tennessee legislature at the final ses sion of the special session Saturday, defeated the bill to require women to pay a poll tax, 41 to 34, and refused to allow spread upon its journal motion by T. K. Riddick, suffrage floor leader, to have the house declare il legal its action of last Tuesday in expunging from the journal its pre vious action in ratifying the suffrage amendment. Jack Dempsey, heavy-weight cham pion of the world, demonstrated that he still retains the terrific punch that won him the title. He knocked out Billy Miske of St. Paul, a fighter as big and game as himself, in the third round of their 10-round match, at Ben ton Harbor, Mich. A "sugar bowl" riot broke out among the 1750 Immigrants in the Ellis Island, New York, dining room Thursday when for the first time since the war sugar, substituted for molasses to sweeten coffee, was put on the tables. Several aliens were re moved to hospitals, one with three fractured ribs. Approximately 100 acres of Mexican territory was suddenly shifted to the American side of the international iine on Wednesday when the Rio Grande, at flood stage, cut a new course in the low lands 10 miles west of Brownsville. Texas, and left the Tahuachai ranch on the river 's north ern bank. Under an agreement be tween the United States and Mexico the land will continue under Mexican Jurisdiction. It was said to have been the iargest land shift there in tweaty year». n Queensboro y V Y y 2 e ¥ A tr\ » ss? m I br. I J ai :h, . «Ä fS/£ -L Ï t * 9 Id iff Queensboro Bridge, New York. THE Queensboro bridge, New York, is almost deserted these summer evenings. An occa sional pair of strollers, em braced in the shadows of the great girders, a solitary man whom years have taught a love of peaceful places, a group of small boys lured by the ad venture that beckons from boats and moving waters, a duo of schoolgirls, giggling over secrets. Otherwise you may have the bridge and the quiet grandeur of the view to yourself, says a writer In the Christian Science Mon itor. The best time for your visit is that Indefinable quarter of an hour be tween sunset and the beginning of twilight, the hour of color, when com monplace objects appear in the rich tones that fade into dim color under the intenser light of day. This evening the blue of the sky was Just beginning its dissolution into twlllght'B gray when I came up the long approach to the bridge. Faintly greenish, It stretched above and be hind the great superstructure, which has the eccentric curves of Siamese temple roofs, with pairs of delicate, needle-spires shooting up from the gables. I am on the bridge, and the city lies before me. How can 1 describe what I see? Far below Is a broad flowing river, with the rich olives and yellow browns of a moss jade. To the left, as I lean on the southern parapet. Is Queens, Its low-lying factories and work-yards now redeemed from their insignifi cance by the rusty browns and yel lows that they wear. Nearer is the symbolic geometry of Blackwell's Is land, Its grass plots emerald with new grass. To the right, and curving into the background, is Manhattan, rich In color and, built haphazard as it is, amazingly inevitable in composition. Brick factories and brick and brownstone houses built in the '80s line the shore In the near-foreground. Tonight they glow with incredible reds and russet browns. The sun's touch lingers in them, and In the warm grays and yellows, purple shadowed, of the city that rises behind them. A City on a Hill. Seen from the Queensboro bridge, New York Is a city on a hill. From the low buildings that line the shore, touched once with the green of wil lows that have been miraculously spared by the tramping city, there is a gradual rise to the heights of "dowh town." The graceful twin towers of St. Patrick's, the medieval bell tower of the Grand Central ter minal, Madison Tower, the Singer building—I can find them all, though they are vested from my vantage with an unaccustomed romance. They are part of a beautiful painting, har monious In color and composition. In the background, the Williamsburg bridge stretches In delicate outline, and beyond It is Brooklyn bridge, a vague, graceful garland In the fading light The shadows are deepening now. The towers are blue against the pale sky, just sinking into gray, and the buildings along the shore are losing their Identity. Evening, a careful shopkeeper, Is laying a gray-black cover over them. Curiously, the city Is seen now in three distinct planes, the dark shore line forming one, tire group of higher buildings a few blocks back, a second, all In black and white, the long line of Broadway, blue and pur ple shadowed, the center of the third. In the Evening Shadows. Ten minutes of tenderly reminiscent blues and grays, with lights appearing one by one. Wall street Is a town on a hilltop now. with a hundred lighted windows. Brooklyn bridge Is a neck lace of topazes. My thoughts go a wanderlng among the street markets of the lower Bast side, down familiar ways marked out by rows of lights. And then. Puck-like, It is in Broadway over which there hangs a delicate gold en haze, fata morganis. The superstructure of the bridge Is no longer merely a wonderful mechan ism. It has a mystery. Its massefl, Mnck and full of shadows, have taken >n a subtle flnvor of antiquity. They re not steel girders, erected by men •Ith " horn one rubs shoulders In the ►»»ay. They are something reared in forgotten times, by forgotten men, and they seem permanent, always ex istent, as only things whose origins are half-forgotten can seem. I look out again over the waters. The dockllghts have dropped floating ribbons, red and green and gold. Int» the water. The view of Paris from Montmartre is known the world over* This view, intrinsically as beautiful, and with more of grandeur In It, Is unknown, save by a handful of prowlers like myself. t That the Queensboro bridge Is not, like the Hill of Martyrs, an object for pilgrimages, is a profound commen tary on the nature of beauty. For beauty, after all. Is not in the object but In the eye. We have eyes but we see not. We hurry across the Queensboro bridge In street cars or elevated trains, on business bent There Is no time for seeing, and If there were, would there be any de sire? After all, there Is no view from Queensboro bridge—only a fantasy constructed from the dreams of boys seeking adventure, schoolgirls dream ing dreams, and idlers filled with vague poesies. SEEK FOR BURIED TREASURE Canadians Believe They Have a De. vice That Will Unfailingly Dis close Concealed Hoards. trip to the South Pacific islands to search for buried treasure, according to a Joint statement they made recent ly In Ottawa. It was said that the trip was being financed by a New York capitalist, whose name was not dis closed, and the fortune seekers were to confer with him before setting oft on the long hunt. A test of the machine was said to have been made recently In Toronto by hiding gold coins In a house, and the device indicated the presence of the money. According to the report of friends of Mr. Cullins, the Invention, if It proves successful, will be of more value In a search such as is planned than In Indicating gold locations In the mining districts, because in search ing for gold-bearing veins It will not determine the quantities or depth at which the metal would be found, and therefore the operators would not know whether It would be In sufficient quantities to Justify development. This is given as the reason of the Inventor in searching for hidden treas ure from foundered ships or buried by pirates in ttie South Sea Islands. Pinning their faith on the powers of a newly-Invented device for the detection of gold deposits, Andrew Cullins, a well-known prospector of Haileybury, Canada, and Rev. Father Therlault of the same town plan a Fight the White Whale. A campaign against the beluga, or white whale, was recently started from Douarnenez to Concarneau, in Brittany, by the French Océanographie society, tn which nets and poison tubes were used. The beluga, pest of the fisherman, is generally cream white In color, feeds mainly on marine fish and commits ravages among the shoals. The average length of the adult male Is about eighteen or twenty feet. To hunt down the white whale a net 1,100 yards long was set up at Douarnenez, while another was placed In a suitable position by the fishermen at Concarneau. Furthermore, the skip pers of the sardine boats used 4,000 Yves Delage poison tubes against the belugas. Search for Rare Plant. Tn 1803 a scientific man named Drummond discovered one solitary aronia plant in the woods of St. Tam many parish. Louisiana, and It is cher ished today at the Arnold Arboretum. New Hampshire has written to New Orleans asking to have Louisiana search again for the rare growth, and the New Orleans Garden society has offered a prize of $5 for the discov ery of another aronia plant. Har vard also wants Louisiana searched for a certain variety of ash. discov ered near New Orleans about a cen tury ago and never seen before or since. CITES BENEFITS OF "UNION" SHOP Gompers Explains Labor's Stand on Question Long in Dispute. WORKERS' RIGHT TO BARGAIN In Union Shop, Says Head of Ameri can Federation, the Employees Are Free Men, While the Reverse I« True Where the Right of Organiza tion Is Denied. "The symposium for 'union shop' and 'non-union shop,' respectively, are 'democracy' and 'autocracy,' " accord ing to President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor, In an editorial column of the Federation ist, official organ of the federation, making public the stand of labor on the "open" shop proposition, which was Indorsed recently after a refer endum by the United States cham ber of commerce. "In the union shop," writes Mr. Gompers, "the workers are free men. They have the right of organizing in trade unions and for bargaining col lectively with their employers through representatives of their own choosing. "Employees in the non-union shop are like dogs In a machine. They have nothing to say as to the condi tions under which they will work, but must accept any wages, hours and working conditions that may be fixed arbitrarily by the employer. "A non-union man who accepts em ployment in a union shop has the p ri vilege of Joining: rte ^™lo^ which v jg for jjje same reason they have been has a voice in determining with em ployers the wages, hours and condi tions of work. He is given time in which to make application, If he so desires. "No-union man, If known, Is per mitted by the employers to work In a non-union shop. "Most relentless propaganda has been used to discredit the union shop and to hold up to the public the great benefits of the non-union shop. No more malicious misrepresentation of a desirable condition In Industry was ever launched. It began in the early 1900 '8 when a number of asso ciations were formed to destroy the trade union movement. Law yers were employed to travel the country, delivering addresses, all of which were confined to denunciation of labor organizations. The most venomous charges were made against them. "When labor sought the enactment of laws providing for compulsory education, It was such men who fought them most viciously. The lat ter believed If the children of the workers were permitted to go to school that when they grew older they would demand better conditions of employment than their fathers. It and are now demanding the non-union shop." "Jap" Union Refused Charter. No charter has been Issued the Ha waiian Federation of Labor, which called the strike early this year of la borers on the sugar plantations of the Island of Oahu, nor is it Intended to issue one, says a letter which has been received by the Honolulu local of the Marine Engineers Beneficial association from Frank Morrison, na tional secretary of the American Fed eration of Labor. Recently the Hono lulu branch of the Marine Engineers association passed a resolution pro testing against the issuance of a charter to the Japanese labor organ ization by the national body at Wash ington. The resolution pointed out that the federation Is an alien one, and that It Is controlled by Jap anese. Must Insure Workers. The New York state Industrial com mission gave warning that It would prosecute employers who ignored the workmen's compensation law and failed to take out insurance for their employees. Conviction may carry a year's imprisonment or a fine of $1,000, or both. "A large number of awards to in jured workmen and to widows and orphans cannot be collected," said Ber nard L. Shlentag, counsel to the com mission, "because employers have neg lected to carry compensation insur ance and In many cases are financially -unable themselves to make payment" British Labor Takes New Stand. The British labor council seems to be toning down Its stand with regard to soviet Russia. The body has an nounced that it never had Intended to call a general strike as a demon stration against war with Russia. This attitude Is believed to be due to the many protests received by the coun cil from trade unions against being involved In any political strike. It Is predicted that, having shot Its bolt the council now will be allowed gradu ally to fade away. Army of Messenger Boys. The Western Union Telegraph com pany Is the largest employer of Ju venile labor In the country. about 8,000 messenger boys country, of which 1,100 are employed in New York city. Some of these boys earn as high as $100 a week in wages and tips, but this is not the prevailing rate. It lias In the Calomel is a dangerous drag. It ft mercury—quicksilver—and attacks you* bones. Take a dose ot nasty calomel to day and you will feel weak, sick and nau seated tomorrow. Don't lose a day 's work. Take "Dodson's Liver Tone" Instead! Here's my guarantee! Ask your druggist for a bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone and take a spoonful tonight If It doesn't start your liver and straighten you right up better than calomel and without griping or mak ' lng you sick I want you to go back An evil tongue gathers the largest audience. "STRANGE HOW mm SUFFER" Says Tennessee Lady* and Will Just Go Suffering, She Says, When Cardui Is Right at Hand. Caryville, Tenn.—Hoping her ex perience may benefit others who suffer from disorders common among women, Mrs. Charles Rains, of this (Campbell) county, says: "I had womanly trou bles till I couldn't rest couldn't sleep, and was nervous and suffered a great deal of pain In my head, limbs and back. I would get to the place where > j couldn>t move ^thout a great effort. Tor years I had known of Cardui, and It Is strange bow a woman will just go on suffering when the best remedy In the world is right at hand —but we do I "But finally the pain was worse, my ■offering so great I knew I must do something. A friend mentioned Cardtii and we sent for it One bottle helped me. "I took a course of Cardui, regained my strength, bnilt myself up and felt like a new woman. "Can I recommend Cardui? Yes, and gladly, for It Is a God-send to ■offering women. I hope when they suffer with troubles common to women they don't wait but get this sure remedy at once." Any druggist can supply Cardui promptly. Call on yours today.—Adv. Life Is grinding. a grind If your grist Isn't in A Feeling of Security Yon naturally feel secure when yen know that the medicine you are about to take ip absolutely pure and contains no harmful or habit producing drugs. Such a medicine is Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, kidney, liver and bladder remedy. The same standard of purity, strength and excellence is maintained in every bottle of Swamp-Root. It is scientifically compounded from vegetable herbs. It is not a stimulant and is taken in tea spoonful doses. It is not recommended for everything. It is nature's great helper in relieving and overcoming kidney, liver and blad der troubles. A sworn statement of purity is with every bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root. If yon need a medicine, yon should have the best. On sale at all drug stores in bottles of two sises, medium and large. However, if you wish first to try this great preparation Bend ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a ■ample bottle. When writing be sure and mention this paper.—Adv. Uneasy lies the face that wears the drug store complexion. MOTHER! "California Syrup of Figs'* Child's Best Laxative Accept "California" Syrup of Figs only—look for the name California on the package, then you are sure your child is having the best and most harm less physic for the little stomach, liver > and bowels. Children love Its fruity taste. Full directions on each bottle. You must say "California."—Adv. A fool may have brain enough, but lack the sensé required to make use of It to the store and get your money. 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