On Verge of Nervous Collapse,
Indiana Woman Wan Almost
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Toomsboro, Ga.—*1 suffered terribly
with backacheand headache all the time,
1 was so weak and ner-
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I trouble was deficient
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IN NEAR EAST
Alms of the American Chamber
of Commerce for the Levant
Are Set Forth.
TO OPEN UP IMMENSE FIELD
Constantinople Destined to Become
the "Chicago of Europe," 8ays New
President of Organization—Oppor
tunity for American Capital.
New York.—Constantinople is des
tined to become the "Chicago of
Europe," according to\ an interview
authorized by Mr. L'ucien Irving
Thomas, a director of the Standard
Oil company of New York, which com
pany has extensive interests through
out Asia and the Balkan states.
Mr. Thomas lately returned from
a visit to Europe. "I learned, while
In London, that I had been elected
president of the American chamber of
commerce for the Levant," said Mr.
Thomas. "I refer to the newly-organ
ized American section of the chamber,
now maintaining headquarters in New
York. It will co-operate with the long
established chamber of the same name
which h&s its seat in Constantinople.
"The organization of this chamber
is a timely movement to promote re
ciprocal trade relations between Amer
ica and that great area—extending
from Egypt to Russia, and from Per
sia to Italy—of which Constantinople
is the center.
Gateway to Vast Empires.
"Very few people appreciate that
Europe and Asia meet at the feet of
Constantinople," continued Mr. Thom
as. "The chain of waters, the Dar
danelles, tiie Sea of Marmora and the
Bosphorus, made available for free
commerce, open the gateway to vast
empires of populous and fertile terri
tories beyond. When we realize that
Russia, a country considerably more
than twice as large as the United
States, has few seaports that are not
ice-bound for the greater part of the
year, except those situated on the
Black sea, we may imagine what
enormous traffic will flow through Con
stantinople when Russia, with a hun
dred million of her people nearby,
gets into her commercial stride."
"Then consider Roumania, now with
twice her former area—a country of
great natural resources, with a pres
ent population of 15,000,000. Bulgaria
too, noted for a sturdy and industri
ous population, has her commercial
outlet on the Black sea. And even
on the farther side of the Black sea
is a group of states which eventually
must occupy an important place In
"Jugo-Slavia, now vast ill area by
comparison with Old Serbia, with
substantial natural resources and a
population of over 14,000,000 has, of
course, one trade outlet via the Adri
atic, and another via the Danube to
the Black sea. Without any doubt the
Danube is soon to play a much more
important part in the trade of the
Balkan states than it has ever done
in the past.
Has Natural Wealth.
"Both Jugo-Slavia and Greater
Greece will hold a more important
position than now In the Levantine
trade of the future. Egypt is growing
into a land of commercial significance,
While certain territories have been
detached from Turkey since the war,
there remains much fertile and valu
able land. Turkey is rich in minerals
of all kinds.
"The war and Its aftermath upset
exchange throughout the Near East,
and this has made commercial trans
actions difficult for the present. But
the natural wealth is there and a
population for the most part industri
ous. Trade must surely grow.
"A high official of an interriational
bank, one who is recognized as having
unusually broad and accurate knowl
edge. of Ottoman financial matters,
stated to me at Constantinople that
In Turkey fully 65,000,000 in gold is
hoarded by the people in 'stocking-leg
banks,' and not deposited at all-with
the public bankers. In this connec
tion it should be remembered that the
oriental mind is accustomed to think,
financially, in terms of 'hard money,'
and that prior to the European war
only gold and silver were in circula
tion, to any extent, in Turkey. There
is evidence that great private wealth
exists there today, In gold, silver and
jewels, not to mention other valuables,
and this wealth will come into the
current market as trade returns to
"The Levant offers a splendid op
portunity for the investment of Amer
ican capital, in a wide range of en
terprises. One of the great openings
of the present is for the ^construction
of dwellings, warehouses, harbor im
provements, and so forth. Constanti
nople alone has lost 25,000 to 30,000
hdbses by flre since the war began,
and affords a magnificent opportunity
for housebuilding activity. I know
for a fact that the Turkish authorities
would welcome anyone coming there
for the purpose and that they would
even lyj glad to offer concessions. The
prevailing spirit is progressive. Mod
ern industrial equipment, too, is now
sought where formerly it was
3hunned. I recall that a long time
ago, prior to the coming Into power
of the Young Turk party, a business
cablegram was intercepted by the
Turkish authorities' because it con
tained an offer to Import' some elec
tric dynamos capable of '1,500 revolu-
A E I O N E E E E S S
of Abdul Hamid Is said to have thrown
up his hands at the suggestion and
remarked with some heat that Turkey
'had enough revolutions on her hands
at the moment without 'encouraging
these new-fangled trouble-raisers.'-
Opportunities Are Great.
"Constantinople now has an Inade
quate system to provide substantial
harbor craft for use «in the waters
around Constantinople. People living
on the other side of the Bosphorus
lack sufficient facilities for commuting
"The development of roadways on
the European side of the Bosphorus
is another matter for business enter
prise. If the Bosphorus is not the most
beautiful body of water In the world,
I should like to know where it is to
be found. A proper driveway along
the shores of the Bosphorus would
rather tax the memory of a world-trav
eler to recall anything more charm
"Opportunltes for housebuilding and
other forms of construction 'are open
in the other cities of the Levant as
well as In Constantinople. There Is
widespread need for railroad construc
tion and rehabilitation while at the
seaports modern docks and wharves
and up-to-date freight nandl'ng equip
ment must be provided.
"The Levant should become a grow
ing market for American machinery
and manufactures of all kinds. Im
portations from the Levant must be
stimulated, too, in order to improve
the exchange and credit situation so
that the Near East can buy more from
America. Tobacco, licorice, vaionia,
attar of roses, raisins, currants, dates,
figs, goatskins, hides, furs, olive Oil.
long-staple cotton, rugs, carpets, and
oriental objet^ d'art are among the
imports coming into the United States
from the Levant. It will be the aim
of tlie American chamber of commerce
for the Levant to help establish trade
connections between responsible mer
chants on either side of the ocean,
and to furnish all possible informa
tion and assistance to those engaging
in trade in this field."
Those in Movement.
Officers of the American chamber
of commerce for the Levant Include,
in addition to Mr. Thomas, president,
the following: Chairman of the board,
Mr. J. M. Dixon of the Tobacco Prod
ucts corporation vice president, Cap
tain J. F. Lucey of the Lucey Manu
facturing company treasurer, Donald
Frothingham of the American Express
company secretary and managing di
rector, Dr. E. E. Pratt.
Temporary offices have been estab
lished at 200 West Fifty-sixth street,
New York city, but It is expected that
after May 15 the chamber will be lo
cated ip the down-town district of
Firms represented on the director
ate of- the chamber, or as life mem
American International corporation,
E. I. DuPont de Nemours Co.,' U. S.
Rubber Co., Guaranty Trust company
of New York, General Motors company,
Amory, Browne & Company, Great
Lakes Trust company, Commercial
Union of America, Lockwood, Greene
& Company, Hammond Typewriter
company, -A. B. Farquhar company,
Robert H. Ingersoll & Bro., Robert
College, James A. Farrell, U. S. Steel
corporation, Phelps-Dodge company,
Brown Shoe company, International
Western Electric company, H. J. Heinz
company. The membership covers' a
growing list of merchants, shipowners,
bankers, manufacturers and other busi
ness men of the United States.
GAINED AND LOST FORTUNES
English Dandies Played for High
Stakes in the Latter Part of
Almack's was one of the famous old
gambling clubs of London. It was at
its height in the latter part of the
Eighteenth century, and the play there
was enormous. It was not uncommon
for the losses in a single night to
amount to upwards of $100,000.
The young men, dandies all, who in
tended to play set about the matter
with a great deal of ceremony. They
wore straw hats with wide brims,
flower and ribbon trimmed the brims
intended to keep the light from, their
eyes, and that the spectators might
not see their emotions they often wore
masks. They also often took off their
ruffles and silk or satin coats and wore
in their place a rough great-coat or
else wound leather bands about their
arms to protect the delicate lace and
hues of their coats from the soil of the
At each player's side was a small
table that held their tea, wine 'cakes
and rolls of rouleaus or chips. Most
of the players wore long curls, eye
glasses mounted on long sticks, were
perfumed, powdered and painted like
court ladies, and some of them even
affected a mincing ladylike walk. But
those who made the error oi thinking
them ladylike in their fighting ability
made a mistake that often cost a life,
for the gay young sparks would draw
swords at the drop of a hat and meet
death with a laugh.
"How was your after-dinner speech
"Not so well. While I was talking
one of the guests actually snored."
"You should not have stopped for a
little thing like that."
"I nad to stop. The other guests
woke him up and wanted to know
where he got it."—Birmingham Age
Jones—I want to do something big
and clean before I die.
Bones—Wash an elephant
SUGAR UTE SLASHED
All Transcontinental Railroads
Announce Big Cuts in
Many Necessaries Affected in Sweeping
Reductions Made to Compete With
Ocean Traffic Between East
and West Coasts.
ashmgton.—Tariffs proposing re
ductions in rates on sugar from the
Pacific to. territory as far east
as Chicago, amounting to from 7 to
12% cents hundred pounds, have
been filwl with the interstate commerce
commission by the transcontinental
Chhign.—Reductions of freight rate*
on certain commodities amounting'to
approximately 20 per cent, have been
deided upon by ail transcontinental
railroads west of Chicago, it is an
W. Luce, freight traffic
manager of the Southern Pacific rail
This decision was reached at a meet
ing of executive officers of all the
roads affected. The reduction was
decided upon to enable .the roads to
meet tlie competition of the water lines
operating through the Panama canal.
Apply Only to Long Hauls.
The westbound rates, it was de
clared. have been checked to apply
from points in eastern defined trans
continental territories, groups A to in
clusive to Pacific coast terminals only.
In addition to the concurrence of east
ern carriers, it will be necessary to file
applications with the interstate com
merce commission for authority to ap
ply ilie rates to terminal points only.
The eastbound rate.® checked in will
apply from Pacific coast 'terminals and
intermediate points to eastern defined
territories, groups A to inclusive,
and will be made effective as soon as
concurrences are obtained.
List of Goods Affected.
The new eastbound rates will apply
to beans, peas, canned salmon, canned
goods, condensed milk, dried fruit and
other commodities. The proposed
westbound rates would affect canned
goods, oil clotli. drugs and medicines,
cotton piece goods, drugs, belting, hose
and rubber, iron and steel, structural
iron, blank books, paper, roofing, sew
ing machines, soap and washing com
pounds. and other commodities.
PROBE VIRGINIA MINE BATTLE
Senate Considers Resolution Seeking
Investigation of Shootingc.
Washington.—An inquiry by con
gress into the situation in the Tug
river district along the West Virginia
Kentucky border appears probable
since the introduction by Senator
Johnson, Republican, California, of a
resolution directing the senate educa
tion and labor committee to make such
The resolution was referred to the
education and labor committee, which
will meet Thursday. Senator Kenyon,
Republican, Iowa, chairman of the
committee, latter said that he himself
favored the resolution.
Belief that the resolution would be
approved by the senate was expressed
by Senators Elkins and Sutherland of
West Virginia, both of whom told a
delegation of United Mine Workers
that they would support the resolution.
WHEAT HITS THE HIGH SPOTS
Dealings on Board of Trade Affected
by Crop Damage Reports.
Chicago.—Wheat futures continue
the rapid upward trend begun several
days ago. A new high mark was set
for July option while May was within
one cent, of the best figure of the sea
son, with the close well toward the top,
at net gain.'.'of G\i and 6%.
The high for May wheat was ?1.741,4
and the close .$1.73^. .Till.* wheat
reached a high of $1.35 and closed at
The advance in the price of wheat
is caused, traders say, by continued re
ports of crop damage in the winter
wheat states of the southwest.
Great Northern Shops Close.
St. Paul.—Headquarters of the Great
Northern railway here announce that
every shop on its system, except two.
will he closed from May 27 to July 5.
More than 3.000 men will be affected.
Light traffic is the reason for the shut
down, it was stated at the railway
The shops to be closed are those at
Superior. Wis. Devils Lake. N. D.
Great Falls. Mont. St. Cloud, Minn.
Hillyard. Wash. Delta, Wash., and the
Dale street shops in St. Paul. The
Jackson street shops. St. Paul, and that
at Havre, Mont., will remain open.
Will Decorate 43,000 Graves.
Paris.—All the nations with which
the United States was associated dur
ing the war will pay tribute to the
American soldier dead next week.
Ceremonies covering two days will
take place in the Surnes cemetery.
Paris, beginning Sunday and ending
The. day will be observed through
out France, where approximately 43.
000 graves will be decorated. Special
ceremonies in all American churches
and a parade of troops will mark the
beginning of the ceremonies
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Nothing better, purer, sweeter, espe
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As Funny as Ever.
He bad one of those long mus
taches—one of the kind that, if you
had been buying him a birthday pres
ent a few years ago, you would have
thought of a mustache cup the first
Everybody had been making fun of
it, so one Sunday morning he shaved
It off. The first person to get a look
at his upper lip in 20 years was a
neighbor girl about the age of four.
As she came into the' house she said:
"Oh 1 Mr. Bowin, you look just as
funny as ever."
Edith—I have only two girl ene
mies and they don't speak to each
Beauty is always eloquent.
Mothers Know That
"Run Down" People Easy Prey
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SARAH HAD GENTLY HINTED
Remark Might Have Led Beau
Imagine She Disapproved of
His White Clothes.
Mrs. Morgan had a colored maid
pained Sarah. One Sunday afternoon
the mistress saw Sarah's lover leaving
the house clad in a suit of white flan,
nel. A littie later, when the maid ap
peared. her mistress laid:
"Sarah, that beau of yours should
never wear white. He is so black thai
white clothes makes him appear all
the blacker. Why don't you give him
"Why, Mis' Morgan," said Sarah,
with animation, "I done give him loti
ob hints, but he jes* natterly ain't gol
no sense an' didn't take 'em."
"Probably you didn't make the hinti
strong enough," said the mistress.
"Well, no'm, dat's Jes' what I thinli
myself," agreed Sarah, reflectively
don't believe I did. I jest looks al
him right hard, an' I says, 'Niggah,
yo' slio' do look like a black snake
crawlln' out ob cream, you do!' Thet:«
je* all I says to him, Mis' Morgan.
It is the derby hat that helps a man
to look as if he were of some impor
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