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TTTI3 OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY. JITLY 12. 1890.
THE REPORTER AND THE BEAR , A Humorous Sketch. By KVUKETT McNKIL. "The funniest bear hunt I ever had took place twenty years ago , " said tbo old hunter , an ho poked a fresh bowl full of tobacco down Into his pipe with his flngcr and re sumed his smoking and his story tolling. "In them dayu tlicso mountains an' valleys were covered with a heavy growth of tim ber an' full of bears nn' wolves an' wild cats an * such llko critters with long claws an' sharp teeth , I lived over on Dog moun tain , just across Saes'fras valley from hero , In as snug a llttlo log cabin no you would want to sue , an 'used to earn moro'n enough to keep mo In tobacco an' powder an' balls guiding the hunters , who came up from Now York nn' , Boston to kill bear an' deer. IJut they weren't no real hunters , leastwise not many of them ; an' If they got a bear or dcor it was usually my old rlllowhat killed It. Dut I suspect they didn't tell It that way v/hen they got back to the city ; nn' as they always paid mo well I kept mum. Out that ain't my story. "One day , as I sat on a log In front of the door of my house , ehnvlng the fat off a bear skin , I heard some ono ycllln' down In the woods , " 'Hollo , there ! ' the yell said. " Wollo , yourself ! ' I shouted back. " 'Como down to the road. I've pot a guest for your hotel , ' an' then I knowcd It was old Dave Utter , who sometimes drove the hunters up to my plaeo from Cats Eye Wills , r.lno miles down the valley. Ho couldn't como no nearer to the houao bo- cauno of the trees an' the rocks , so ho yelled. "SWEARIN1 GOSH. HO W HE COULD SWEAR. "I went down to .tho road to see what Dave bad brought me. " Here's .a feller that's after bear. Can you take him ? ' Dave shouted the moment he caught sight of mo. " 'I reckon. Let him Jump out with his valuablco/ . ; , . . . * > . , B riU "Tho man was ft tall , thin specimen of a city chap , with an uncommon largo mouth an * a long , fhln nose , a-loomlh1 up between two high cheekbones. Ho warn't old , not moro'n 22 at tbo imost. " 'Are you Luke Jones , the bear hunter ? ' ho asked , lookln' at mu. " 'That's my name , ' I answered , 'an' I hunt bears. ' " 'Can you find a bear for mo to kill ? ' " 'I reckon. ' " 'All right. Help mo with my traps up to your place. ' "Ho had a great handbag that weighed about a ton , containing am'nltlon enough to kill all the bears In the state of Penn sylvania , an' the first magazine rifle I ever saw. A big horse pistol an' a long knlfo wore stuck In a 'broad ' belt around his mid dle. Sure , an' ho was loaded for bear. "Within ten minutes ho had told me , con fidentially , that ho was a reporter on a big FIND THE BEAU AND I'LL DO THE UEST. New York dally , an' bad run up just to kill a bear , so as to tell his readers exactly how it was done. I soon discovered that ho knowed moro about bears in one mlnlt than I had learned in all my trampln' up an' 'own the woodn. Leastwise ho thought ho old , an' I didn't care , for It gave him a whole lot of satisfaction , an' I knowcd that tomorrow was a-coniln' an' I had In mind the Identical old she bear I would turn him loose on , "That night , after turnln' In , ho cleaned his rlflo at least a dozen times , an' every time ho told mo just bow ho was a-goln' to kill the bear , an' cautioned mo , under no circumstances , to do any sbontln * myself. 'Find the .bear , an' I'll do the rest , ' ho said. "The next morning the dog-goncd idiot woke mo up at 3 o'clock an' told mo to get a move on me , as beard were uncom mon early risers an' would bo a npsln' round for their breakfast long before sun rise , an' he wanted to kill bis bear an' be back In New York In tlrao to get his story In the paper that night , I never saw a fel ler so all-fired hot for bear as ho was , "Well , we had our eat an' were ready to start by 4 o'clock , " 'You might leave your gun here , ' he laid , as ho saw mo pick up my rlllo. 'I'm to do all the shootlu' , you know. ' " 'Well , I wou't. ' I replied , shortly , 'Where I goes In thcso woods my gun goes. ' " ' 0' , ho said , 'you needn't bo afraid. I could punip a bear as full of holes as a slovo with this here gun of mlno afore ho could touch you. The magazine holds six teen shots , ' an' bo smiled , " 'Goldarn your old pump , ' I says back. 'When I shoots bear I shoots them with balls. I don't pump holes Into them , ' I was conslcrabfo rllrd ; but I didn't Bay more , because I had In mind that old she bear , an' knowcd enough about bear nature an' man nature to know thcro'd bo trouble when them two collided. "It was a beautiful mornln' . The air smelted sweet and fresh , with just a touch of pine In It , an' the sky was as clear as a whistle. I felt sure I could walk right onto the old bear , nestlln' down under the roots of a great tree , which the wind had blown down , an' where she had been kccpln' house for the last month. As wo went deeper Into the woods , on * the rocks an' trees an' air began to look moro wild like , I could eco .Mr. Hcportcr was bcglnln * to got nervous , an' the way ho kept flngorln' the trigger of his gun made mo mighty careful how I walked In front of him. "Well , after about an hour's hard tramp we came to the spot where the bear ought to bo. It was a wild lookln' ptace , down In a deep gully , all overgrown with great treea an' thick with underbrush. I told Mr. Ho- porter that I reckoned wo were near bear. Ho cocked his rlllo an' began to look scart ; but , with a desperate show of courage , ho again cautioned mo not to do any shoot- In' . When wo wcro within about two rods of the fallen tree , nn' where I could look Into the hole under the roots , I stopped an * picked up a great stone. " 'Get ready , ' says I. " 'Where1 ! Where ! ' an' ho looked" wildly around. . " 'There , an' I hurled the great stone with all ray strength right into the hole. ' 'Jlnlney ! You oughter BOO that bear como llyln' out of .that . hole an' make straight for the reporter. She was growlln' llko a thunder storm an' her hair stood on end all over her body , so that she looked as big as an ox , "Mr. neDorter threw his rifle wildly to j' ] his ' shoulder an' fired. As luck would have t , the ball struck the bear somewhere In ho " side an' made her madder than ever , "or ono desperate moment Mr. Reporter .rled to pump her full of holes , but he was jo flustered nn' scart that ho couldn't make the blamed old pump work. The boar reared up on her , hlnd legs right in front of him. I could see his face grow whlto is milk , and then , with a mad yell of terror , 10 flung the rlflo at her head an' bolted ' 'or a tree. The condemned Idiot didn't < now enough to climb a small tree , but scrambled up the trunk of a great oak what ho bear could climb as quick as ho could. The bear wasn't moro'n ten feet behind ilm , an' growlln' an' gnashln'- her long whlto teeth awful to hear. She went up the : reo so quick that the reporter didn't dare : o climb up high , but crawled out on a great limb , thlnkln' that the bear would 'ear to follow. When .tho bear came to the Imb she paused an' began to growl moro : orrlblo than over. Jlr. Hoporter sat straddle - dlo of the limb , a-holdln' on with both hands , an' swore at the boar , illo was thai scart he had plum forgot all about the big torso pistol an' knlfo ho had In his belt , The bear began cautiously to creep out on the limb. " 'Shoot her ! Shoot her ! For God's sake shoot her quick ! ' yelled the reporter hltchln' back further on' further on the limb. ' 'I'm not to do any shootln' , you know , I says back. 'You're to kill the bear. You was a goln' to pump her full of holes , ' 'Tho reporter did some moro swearln * 'Tho bear kept crawlln' nearer an' nearer an' the reporter kept hltchln' back further on' further an' swerln' harder an' harder The limb began to bond an' to ehako , an all of a sudden the reporter lost his balance an' wont down , but held on to the limb with bo.th hands. The Jar tumbled the bear off , but she , too , caught the limb with her fore paws an' there they hung , a facln each other an' klckln' , not moro'n six tee opart. Neither could get 'back on the limb because when the bear would try to swing lior body up the man would kick her In the stomach an' knock her back , an' when the reporter tried to do the same trick thn bear , with one vicious kick of her hind legs , ripped the pantaloons an * drawer clean off his legs an' took a lot of skin along with them. The limb of the tree had bent considerable with the weight of th man an' the bear , an' the reporter's fee wasn't mor'n six feet above the ground but he was too-scart to kno\y It nn' dldn' dare to let go , thlnkln' that cyery bono In his body would bo broke 'by ' the fall. "For a moment they hung 'there- this way the reporter yclfln * to me to short an Bwcarln posh , how ho could swear ! an the bear kl-kn' ( and growlln' an' gnashln her tcclh fit to make one's blood run cold then , all of a sudden , the limb broke , an boar and man went to the ground together the limb fallln' on top of both , with a crash llko thunder. "I don't know who waa the most scart , th man or the bear ; but I guess It was si of ono an1"n half dozen of the other. Th reporter Jumped to his feet an' ran yellln through the woods , the thick underbrue scrutcbln' his bare legs at every Jump ; an the bear , with a yelp of fright , bounded awa up Ilia mountain side. "I picked up the reporter's rifle an' startiK out to track him up , I found him a roostln In the 4op bran.-hes of a tall hlck'ry tree an' a shlverln' so I could feel the grouni tremble near the trunk. " 'Como down , quick ! ' I yelled , 'or th jcar will get away from youl' " 'Dash-lt-ta-dash ! Dash ! Dlank-lt-ta- blank ! Blank ! Blank the beer ! ' ho omarked , Then eccin" the monster wasn't n sight , he .began slowly an' painfully to rawl down the tree , "When ho reached the ground I offered him his rlflo. " 'D m the gunl' ho said , shortly. 'You an have It. Take mo to your home. ' Ho vas that gram all the long way back that not 'another word could I get out of him. tried to put him In good humor by tcllln' ilm how funny It all really was an' what a good story It would make for his paper. "When he came to my cabin ho grabbed his bag , took out a now pair of trousers , h' put them on. " 'I'm goln' home. Goodbye , ' an' ho tarted down the Icadln' ' path to Cat's Eye Hits , nlno miles down the valley. ' 'Bo you In such a hurry to tell your cadcrs how to kllf bear that you can't waite o longer ? ' I called out after him. ' " 'No , ' ho answered , savagely , 'An' If I ver hear of your tellln' any ono about this ioar hunt , I'll Bend a prize fighter up from few York to knock your teeth through the ack of your head , ' an' ho was gone. "That was the most fun I over had huntln * icar , " finished the old hunter , as ho knocked ho ashes out of his pipe and rcQllcd It with obacco. HILLY KMKKSON IS ILL. Inn "Who linn Miulc Tlioiinninln LniiRk 1 * Now Side mid Alone. Sick and alone In a llttlo stuffy room In a bird-class Clark street hotel , Hilly Emcr- on Is still "as happy as a big sunflower , " elates the Chicago Times-Herald. Ho Is ot looking for sympathy , and as for money , m says there is $250,000 awaiting him In an Francisco any time ho wants It , and II ho would have to do In the words of the eng would bo to "telegraph his baby" If ho ceded funds. News that the hoodoo that theatrical eopfo believe in was In hot pursuit of the loted black-faco comedian caused sorrow In 10 profession here , and friends have been ropplng In and offering to do all sorts of hings for tbo sick man's comfort. One f them began telling funny stories and okcs upon the theory that Hilly was down In ils luck and needed cheering up. The song nd dance man stood It for a tlmo and nterrupted his friend as follows : "Let up n that funny business. It Isn't In your line nd I don't need It. All I want Is a llttlo cst. " Emerson Is suffering from a fever and has ecn .compelled to cancer all his summer ates. Whllo not exactly stranded , ho Is ot surrounded by the luxury in which he oiled for years , and the trunks full of swell nd dapper suits that used to delight the carts of his female admirers are not In cvl- ence. Three months ago In Evansvlllo , nd. , while with W. S. Cleveland's minstrels. 10 sprained his ankle and had just recovered rom it when his present sickness came upon ilm. People who recall the tlmo when Billy 3merson set all Chicago , and the country or that matter , crazy with his songs and ances , and who know of the hundreds of housands ot dollars that poured Into his ockets , shook their heads and looked sad when they saw the untidy room where the omedlan Is confined , and told of the days vhen ho bet his money upon a horse race llko a prince and won and lost thousands at the gaming table without giving the matter a bought. Billy Emerson has undoubtedly made more money than any comedian In his line , and yet he has not a dollar of his own to- lay. Married to a very rich woman of San Farnclsco , he prefers traveling about the ountry and appearing on the vaudeville tago to living at homo In ease and luxury. Juch men as Tom Foley , Harry Powers and fay 'IUah tell of his halcyon days and do- : laro that ho was the kingof them all in ho song and dance line , and that he has made in his tlmo several million dollars. Only the old-timers remember Billy Emcr- on in the days before the great flro , when ho was In partnership with Billy Manning n the Dearborn theater , on Dearborn street , between Madison and Washington streets. Summer and winter ho and Manning , vhoso reputation was second to none , ran minstrel show , and Tom Foley says there was not a night when the standing room sign wad not hung out in the little play- lousc. ' This continued until the fire swept .ho 'building away and left Billy as poor as id was before largo box office receipts bc- ; an pouring Into his treasury. It was Billy ftmerson who originated artistic dancing n connection with singing , and bis every move upon the stage \\os full of the poetry of motion. His stage career began when ho was almost too young to remember. In Baltimore , in 1S62 , under the management of John Ulah , ho was singing "Willie , Wo Have Missed You. " Soon after ho took up minstrel work ho came to Chicago , and with the late U. M. Hooley organized the Meglthavlan Minstrels , which toured the country In opposition to Rice's Mastodons. Emerson was end man and got $500 a week and a generous percentage of the receipts. Later Tom McGulro , the "Napoleon of the coast , " took him west and gave him $1,000 a week. McGulre'a "El Dorado" is said to iiavo got the major portion of the salary whllo Billy was In San Francisco. These wcro the days of Klmball , Bob Hart , John Kelly and Dan Bryant. Emerson considers his greatest success the song , "I Am. as Happy as a Big Sunflower , " for the public kept him singing It for over ten years. Even now It Is frequently called for , and "Mor- lorlty , " "Mary Kelly's Beau" and "Lovo Among the noses" have nearly as great a ' cha'rm as ever. Emerson has made three successful trips to Australia , and , whllo he does not dance with the eamo grace as of yore and Ills voice has lost some of Its sweetness , do Is still a card that vaudeville managers do not overlook. HE LECTUllEO TO CLERKS. A. YOUIIRT Mnu' IlriKlit Scheme to Pay IIlH Vacation Ex-prune * , "A young friend of mine made his vaca tion expenses In rather a peculiar manner this year , " said a grayhairedNew Orleans merchant to a Times reporter. "He Is a department manager In a big New York re tall house , and conceived the Idea of getting up a lecture to clerks. The talk was de voted to practical advice In regard to every day life behind the counter how to address customers , how to make suggestions with out being offensive , how to avoid disputes how to meet complaints , how to refuse credli diplomatically when a refusal Is ordered , am a hundred and one other things on which an employe Is apt to go wrong without in tending to. The lecture was euch a cuccejs that lia was invited to repeat it at other establishments , and be has done so a num her of times , charging a fee of $50. It's a good idea. The average merchant hardly realizes what a menace ito hie business an Ill-mannered clerk Is likely tobe. . There are two kinds of 'bad clerks the rough robust , bulldozing typo and the pale , rat- faced snarling type , The last Is the mos dangerous to trade. A clerk of that klm Is generally a young fellow who feels It nee essary to assume a belligerent attitude to ward customers In order to show he Is just as-gool-p-you-aro and hasn't lost his dig * nlty by waiting on folks. If proprietor knew how much of that kind of thing wa going on there would be lots of Individuals without a job tonight. Still It's largely duo to Ignorance and false pride , and for that reason the lecture scheme strikes me at * tip-top. It wouldn't surpriseme If the gen -1 tleman of whom I speak found It profitable ! I to give his whole time to the work. When' ' It 'becomes known he will certainly bo' deluged with invitations to make engage -I ments. " I After V V Sunrise - ! And after Sunset , * 3 HIRE'S Rootbeer 3I Is the drink you should get I During the heat of the day HIRES I Rootbeer will keep your temperature be low the danger point. After the work of the II day it will refresh and invigorate you. HIRES I Rootbeer is a beverage you can enjoy to your if * heart's content with the comforting knowledge that it's good for you. It has no stimulating effect whatever and is , therefore , a strictly temperance drink. For those who are exposed to the sun , for those who are shut off from proper ventilation ; for the . , mother , the baby , the world in general , there is nothing so delicious as tt an ice cold glass of package makes five gallons. Sold everywhere. Beware of imita tions , Write and ask how a boy can make from 40 cts. to $4.50 a day. A beautiful picture book of rhymes frco. * PHILADELPHIA , PA. 7 S i l B MS il TEACHING TRlDjfEXPANSION Purpose of the Exposition to Be Held a Philadelphia in September. AMERICAN GOODS FOR FOREIGN MARKETS Frnctlciil HiiitM fur Manufacturers and ExiiortcrH DcHlriiii ? to Conii > ee for the Trncle of the AVorld. Beginning on September 14 a novel and unique exposition will "be held In Philadel phia. It will mark a new era In the com mercial policy of the United States , being devoted entirely to showing what trade ex pansion has done and can do for us. It will be a display for and by the American ex port manufacturer , and -will ibe known 88 the National Export Exposition. The exposition will be marked by some notable gatherings. It will bo formally opened by President WcKinloy. Official representatives will bo sent by nearly all foreign countries. President Diaz of ( Mexico has accepted a special Invitation to attend , and it is expected that ho will "bo present some tlmo during the month ot October. Aibout the middle of October a great Inter national trade congress , the first of the kind ever held In this country , will aEoemblo in Philadelphia. Jt will bo corapreed of dele gates from nil parts of the world , and all sorts of questions relating to International trade will > bo dlscur 2d by authorities In the various lines ot commerce and Industry. Notwithstanding the great gathering of forelcners that la expected to attend the exposition it will bo distinctively an Ameri can display. There wtll be no foreign ex hibits. Foreign goods will bo on exhibition , but they will be displayed as samples and for the curpoee of comparison. The primary object < ! s to show the Ameri can manufacturer and exporter exactly what ho must produce in order to compete with foreign nations in the markets of the world , By displaying thousands of samples of goods now used It will show what Is demanded In these markets. By placing before him the exact cost and selling price of these articles it will show whether he can compete suc cessfully against them. In short it Is de signed to bo a great school of trade instruc tion and will Impart its teachings by the object lesson method. The enterprise will undoubtedly result in giving a bis boom to the cause of national trade expansion. fTho now expansionist display Is to bo held under the patronage of the United States government and under the auspices of the Philadelphia Commercial museum and the Franklin institute , two commercial bodies in the city of Philadelphia. iAt Its recent session congress appropriated $350,000 for the project. iFor the local advantages qx- pccted to accrue from It the state of Penn sylvania has given $75,000 toward It , and the city of Philadelphia lia donated $200- 000 to the same purpose. Individual citizens have subscribed an additional $150,000 , The enterprise Is "backed " by many proml- r.cnt financiers. Ils president Is P. A. II. Wldenor , the street railway magnate , and among the directors are Charles H. Cramp , the shipbuilder , William L. Klklns and Thomas Dolan of the street railway eyiidl- catc , nod others as well known , Mr. Wldener says In explaining the pur pose of the exposition : "While practical demonstration has proved that American manufacturers are euperlor to those of foreign countries In most lines of production , It Is true that European na- itlons , like England and Germany , for ex ample , enjoy a certain advantage over our own exporters through their greater famll- illarlty with foreign markets and trade cun- ajditlon. "Such a condition of affaire Is natural enough. Great Britain , for instance , tas been a great exporter for half a century. Jn that time her dealers have become familiar v'ith the requirements of trade in all parts of the world. They know Just what is do- mandoJ in South ( America and Africa and the Orient. ( Moreover , they have learned by experience the best form In which to ship their goods to these countries. The same thing Is true to a greater or less extent of the other European countries , "The United States , on the other hand , is now to the business and Is somewhat handi capped by that fact. Until the panic of 1S03 this country was of small Importance In the commerce of the world , except In supplying food products and raw materials to the man ufacturing nations. Tlho surplus manufac tures left on hand by that period of depres sion naturally sought a foreign outlet. Our manufacturers found that In certain lines there was no question of the superiority of American goods. In other lines , particu larly those sent to South America , Africa and the Orient , the particular form or appearance - pearanco or preparation ot our goods preju diced them In the minds of buyers not familiar with them. "In spite of these drawbacks ouo. foreign trade has grown and It has received a re markable Impetus from the events of the past eight monthsThe superior producing power of American machinery and American workmen makes It possible for us to com pete with foreign exporters. But the compe tition is cfoso and If the American Is to take and hold a foremost place ho must know his markets thoroughly. For each exporter i or manufacturer to study this matter Inde pendently would require a great deal of ex penditure of time and money , but when done on a largo scale and on tbo collective princi ple It becomes a simpler matter. AVliat It Aim * ( o Do. "It will bring together within small com pass and place at the disposal of American producers and exporters all1 that our com petitors have learned from their long years of experience. "That is to eay the American boot and shoe manufacturer will find gathered hero all the kinds of footgear now Bold in the countries affording a market for that class of goods. Ho will sco , for example , just what kinds of shoes are supplied to Central 'America. ' Ho will see also the cost price of those articles and the price for which they sell. With a very llttlo effort ho will be able , therefore , to figure out whether ho can profitably make shoes to compete with those of European manufacturers In the Cen tral American market. "Of course this Is only ono small phase of the work contemplated by the exposition , but It serves to ehow the purpose of the undertaking. From the letters and inquiries already received wo know that it will at tract to this country a great number of for eign dealers who prospective customers. It will bo no less Interesting to the Ameri can producer and the American consumer as showing- what his own country and his fol lows are doing to meet foreign competition in the markets of the world. Unless all Indications are at fault the enterprise will benefit our trade to the extent of millions. " - Clinruoter of Kxliiliiis. The exhibits displayed at the exposition will bo unlquo and highly Interesting In character. They will all bo articles of com merce. Side by eldo will be shown , for ex ample , the various forms ot headgear worn In different parts of the world. Each dis play will bo marked liy a card Indicating where H is produced , what the cost of pro duction Is and for how much It sells. The clath manufacturer see exactly what styles and qualities of print coth go to adorn our new subjects in the Philippines and whether they are sold at a price that ho can meet In competition. On account of the divergent character of tbo exhibits and the worldwide area which they will represent the display will bo highly Interesting to the curious visitor and student of customs as well as to the seeker after practical In formation. Even In the efforts to make the exposi tion's displays 'attractive- the ordinary visitor the practical Js not lest to sight. In stead of a midway and similar attractions thcro will bo a Chinese * street reproduced exactly with people , customs and costumes. There will bo a. Filipino village and other up-to-dato features calculated to bo of value to the persons .interested In the possibilities of traffic with these countries. Ono of the most practical of the exposition features will bo a display showing how goods should bo packed and prepared for shipment to different countries. Ono complaint that has frequently been raado against American goods has been that they were not packed properly to meet local conditions In the countries to which they wcro shipped. Goods sent to Interior points in South America , where it is necessary to con voy thorn by pack imules , have been shlppod In 300-pound package cases. In other in stances goods have not been prepared properly orly to withstand the severe handling or the cllmatlo changes that they encounter. To remedy this a practical demonstration will bo made at Philadelphia by men famil iar with transportation conditions In the different countries showing how goods are to bo prepared for shipment. There will bo many other features of an equally practical nature In the progress of the exposition , The exposition grounds are located on the tanks of the Schuylklll river well within the city of Philadelphia , They comprise ninety acres and the main buildings coven eight acres. Alter the close of the exposi tion the principal building will bo used na a permanent homo for the Philadelphia com mercial museum. TIio Commercial MUIICIIIII. The exposition is in fact an outgrowth of the work of the Commercial museum , of which Charles II. Cramp la the president and Dr. William P. Wilson the managing di rector. fTho museum has ibeen actively la operation for two years. Its work conslsta In collecting and dlstrlbut Jg commercial In formation for American exporters and In call. Ing attention of foreign buyers to American , products. The museum maintains a perma nent exposition in Philadelphia , where it displays all the trade products that are likely to bo of practical Interest to 'Americans. Fen example , its wool exhibit contains over 1,000 specimen fleeces , Including samples of every ] variety grown In any part of the world. .Another . part of the Institution's , work ! n the Investigation of credits. It keeps a list of the principal dealers In all foreign porta , with all available Information as to his credit trustworthiness and the extent of his busi ness. This Information is at the dtepcsal of American shippers and is of great conveni ence to them. The museum collects and keeps on file all current Information regarding the progress of our export trade. Dr. Wilson says 011 this subject : "Tho Investigations which wo kcop-con- atanlly on foot shew that there Is a steady , rapid and healthy growth In the export of guncral manufactures. For Instance , nobody will bo surprised by the statement that wo shipped abroad JS2,000,000 worth of iron and Iron manufactures last year , but It may occa sion some surprise to know that wo also ex ported $ ! t,000,000 of agricultural Implements , $9,000,000 of chemicals , $7,000,000 of .bicycles , $13,000,000 of oil coke , $2,000,000 of carriages and the same amount of railway cars , $8,000- 000 of oleomargarine and $2,000,000 of bootii and shoes. This list Is sufficient to ehow that there Is considerable variety in the producta that we wnd abroad , "American manufacturers are likewise mak ing Inroads on fit-Ids which the British on Germans Two heretofore had exclusively to themsclve . "American manufacturers are pushing out In every direction. What they most need at present Is Information as to foreign mar kets und products , The museum and the forthcoming exposition will furnish this and will form a school of commercial expansion , by which our exporters and manufacturers can profit to the extent of millions , " "What rolKht have beeri"--lf that Mil * cough hadn't been neglected Is the sad re flection of thousands of consumptive's. Una Mlnuto Couuh Cure cures coughs and coldg. MAIN BUILDING OF THE NATIONAL SXPOHT EXPOSITION. r\\ \ \ 1 2 A A I I 4