7-1 1 Americans Are Forest Lovers By Eben Grcenougb Scott. ' ' F all the forest-loving races of Europe, none hi sought the woods for the woods sake,, like unto the English-speaking people;: hor has ever, afforded the spectacle of an annual migration to he wilderness in such magnitude as do the: Americans of to-day They go with the eagerness of hounds loosed from the leash; and, "buoyant with the spirit of adventure, accept adventure's 'strokes o? rewards with the, indifference or delight of : ft knight of Lft llsneha. Nor have, the Americans stayed at the mere enjoyment of their adventure; they have embodied it in their literature. They have been the first people to, Introduce into" fiction flie life, ravage and civilized, of the forest, and to portray ln classical accents the-real 3ife of the voods, the lakes smd the plains. Tlieir first novelist of reputation. Cooper, laid his scenes la the forests of the upper Hudson of the Susquehanna; nd in the Qak Openings of Michigan; Irving descends the Big Horn in a bull! boat, 'and follows the adventurers across the Great Plains and the Rocky Moun tains, and through the desolation of Snake River to the Oregon; and Parkmau, uallghtened by his tribesbip with the Ogalallas, has endued history with the spirit of the wilderness, and has drawn inspiration from" its woods and streams. The greatest and best of the Americans, their-writers, fjoets, philosophers and-statesmen, all have worshiped Great Pan in his groves. Bryjmtj Lowell, I'lmerson, Agassiz made annual pilgrimages to the woods; Webster composed a 3:irt of his Bunker Hill Monument oration on a trout stream; death overtook Governor Russell on the banks of a salmon river; and the present President of ilie United-States was called out of the Adirondaeks to assume his DiSce, While President Harrison, the moment his duties were done, turned his back en the Vhite Houb and sought repose in a cabin on the Fulton Chain. These are a low only of the w.orthies of our land out of the. great number who have tyled -to the woods for rest", recreation, observation and inspiration; who, indeed, have gone into the woods for the woods' sake." We can say of the American forest what Jacques du Bois said of the forest of Ardcn: Men of great worth resorted to this forest every day. . 9 9 9 9 9 maglaafy Crimes rr w it- Li mm u 1 By Major Richard Sylvester. Superintendent of the Washington (D. C.) Police. Is I every walk of life-' we meet with queer and at times sur prising experiences, but the police hear and see more that tends to question humanity than employes in any other line of. work. , ; It seems strange, but nevertheless it is true, that persons; . have dreams and hallucinations which arc-reported to the police as facts for investigation. Dreaming of robbers, they have awakened suddenly with all the excitement and alarm that would attach to a genuine case, . fired revolvers at the proves it suen. . know of a case where it was reported that a burglar knocked at the eilromn door before Plltorinc tn cavrv nff vnrmpr- snd rnlnahlpa' Them was fcmorncr instance of a nrnfninpnt nfhri.ql nf tha linvprninpnt whn wlulo pv. odposr, imagining that he was attacked by burglars, and the exhaustion which" n1: runners, mis treniieman nan seen service in tnp Mexican war ani Ttirnn?n Uf: ;ivil Will", ann lia'l nann-To-nnnil pnpnmifprs to tip h linwevni waiv nUAtu . , .n . J i, I, . r tvnvim iiaiuir more serious resnns man tup nnamnnvr rnnmer. 1'he greatest imposition is that which occurs a great rnauy times a year f - i i n lrjvcrn Tvnrk nmif n in Ti-vr wont t--k iintr f h .m jTaK -.. i . .... N .. f . ;ivicuuo tiuw J UV1, t.ilUl I J I'll J ILiCli JU31 UL'JV?) ICJUl I I have, been robbed of sums of money. They -will prearrange to give ..i:" u nit: 1 1 in i! w.l intfjr renin uni h !iiti ii n v kiihiii out in Tim otii A man hns been known to have reported being held up by footpads in ovuer to nvoiu navmir our, twit or nis mcamp rn nis wire nnn .in Kinns nr imsspc i, 1 ae mouth. : ' ' The public should not lelieve everything they- read, and bear about burg- J;;rips and hishwav robberies, for manv of thp chuck sn rennrtpd nfter inv-sti. -!5rm nrn Hiirra-n in lio. with nn fninidntJin nil Mf4 Ropsevelt Makes Reconimendai lions t& Congress - SAYS COUNTRY IS PROSPEROUS tie Touches Upon the Trusts, Tariff, - Our Foreign Relations and Other flatters of Fubllc Pol'cy. 9 ' 9 9 9 9 , 1 if W t-J a By President Roosevelt. i Psaeara IiE-world' has never seen more marvellous prosperity than t.' xnai wnseu we now enjoy, ana xn;s nrosnenty is not ephermersl. -We shall have our ups and downs. The wavq at times, will recede, but the tide will go steadily hSgher. This country has never yet been called upon to meet a crisis in war or a crisis in peace to which It did not eventually prove equal, and decade by decade Its power grows greater and th-2 likelihood of its meeting successfully any crisis becomes even more assured, -We are optimists. ' We spurn the teachings of despair and distrust. Wc , , . . , . I-?."?" f . Ill f . . i . . .. ai'lTTntV Vftllti" imtiiMi sHIl In tr.a Hncli t7 ll-a i-ftiih nnrt r,f oWn,!,. -tfV lUiErnT fli a srinnt WhlMl ctTn cn o fnnhnont onil rrvo sno on nr.nnn -n-il altha Succeed? Of course we shail succeed. How can success fail to come to a race Ol mastertul pnerev and resoluto rharaptprwhipii baa a poiitinent fov iho hase of its domain, and which feels within its veins the thrill 'that comes to icnm ir. i hpivs t ' Ko greaf'festiny ever yet came to a nation whose people were laffffardsr or faiUt-hearted. Xn eTPflt -dPStinv PVW VPf fnmo tn i Tionr1a -ronllrJuw. with CieS On tilP "l'minn nnn thelP f.lfpa crirrvinlorl in r-lntm Vrt mint rlaetlnv fi 'Ci. came to a people who feared the future, who feared failure more than Wc know there are dangers ahead, as we know there are evils to fight and flVPVfmilfi lint ma fan! tn tha Tnll t-lio nnlCA nf th.- nmonnnifn wrVtt. 1 Ktout of heart we see across, the dangerg the great future that lies beyond, .mi we rejoice as a giant refreshed, as a strong: man girt for the race; and ive go down Into thjj arena wliere the nations strive for mastery, our hearts lifted with the faith. thai to us and to our children and our children's children it shall be given to -niakQ this Republic the greatest of all the peoples of i:;anKma. . .. - ; . - 9 9 9 9 Q - 9 w y Coiintpy By John Gilmer. Speed. oys Succeed X3XTrfffiMfii COv.TRJ bqysjack of opportunity Ibs best equipment for w:'" i itt .wl the serioras strueales of lifecv'lThis sounds naradoxiffll. but it is A true. ; ItTyis just as true jftfe opjiosite proposition, that the greatest; njnorances a city uoy nas, to.-onienu with are the op porttmities which beset him SVEen yiUl'g anil pursue him until he begins the real business of life-'-a fkisiness which each Indi A-idual must carry on for himself , ViFoir, the city boy everything is made, as; easy as possible. ;';-en.)le.sttre becomes to him n old story before, he is put of his, 'teens.. ' Broug$Vtjp; fcr the feverieh rush of .'i place where great things? are happening day -byj day, be sees i the world with a cynic's eyes and despises the small .tiling which, like the bricks in a wrase, go to the upbuilding of characters and; careers. ; iHe believes in using large markers in the came of lifer for lwmnies and. small units of value hp lias little taste and scant regard. '.L-- ' ' : ' " ' Thettpnditions'fuiTOunding the country boy sfi'eTs' different as possible. There Is a deal of .regular work that every cotinify boy lansf do, and This regularity of';je'mployment, mostly out of, dofejs.i inculcates Industrious habits, while it contrihutes to a physical development' which in after years is just as valuable as anyatbletic training that; can b had. He cannot run as fast, perhaps, as those trained by a system; he' may apt be able to jump so high k so far, or excel in"any:of the sports upon whl'ea we bestow so much time and from which we get. so ninch of pleasure, but h)deyel(jment enables him to buckle down to tfce hard Work In Which hours lara reonsimed and from Which vry little oi- no iioiniedja'pleaSuTe is exti-acte - His strength may be some-4 tbit!'' like that of the carf -orsebBt . the cari-lio5s o ba preferred whert a t loug and steady pull is required. The thoro'ugh'CR'ed yaee horse has a fine flicht speed and canters witli delightful lightness and grace along the. park bridle i ;;juug, uyt me neavy wopk-:i-uc ."y8- wei-iM. uemojuu, auu. max we want 'he draft animals ivery-tim; '; Enthusiasm is the spur-to endeavor, and at the same time it is the savor of life. The country: boy whose "ambition has taken, himfto town, comes filled with enthusiasms. Even tjie" Jittle thingsarc novelties fQ himrand as he accomplishes this and that he feels that he is. doing something not only interesting but valuable.- His simple tastes have not been spoiled by a multiplicity of gratifi cations, and so he is glad of everything good that comes his way. ".At thirty, it. "e leads a clean life, heJhas mOre of therboy in him than bis city cousin has left at fifteen. lie doe what is before him because it is his duty, while the other is too apt cynically', to Question the; xzlve of doing anything -and aak; What is Uit- use;' T- - , - - ".-v. V INTRODUCTION. To the Senate an6V House of Represen tatives: We still continue In a period of un bounded prosperity This prosperity ii not the , creature of law, but undoubt edly the laws utldsr Which we Work have been instrumental in creating the conditions which made it possible, and by unwise legislation it woald be easy enough to destroy It. There will undoubtedly be periods of depression. The wave will recede; but the tide will advance. This Nation is seated on a continent flanked by two great oceans. It is composed of men the i descendants of pioneers, orr in a j sense, pioneers themselves; of men winnowed out from among the - na tions of the Old World by the energy, toldntps, and love ui adventure found in iheir own eager hearts. Such a na tion, so placed, will surely wrest suc cess irom fortune. - As a people we have played a large part in the world, and we arc bent upon making our future even larger than the past. In particular, the ovoaw of the- hist ftuir years have definitely decided that, for woe or for weal, our place must be great among the na tions. We may either fail greatly or succeed greatly ; but we can not avoid the endeavor from which either great failure or great success must come, liven if we would, we can not play a small part. If we should try, all that would follow would be that we should play a large part ignobly and shame fully. But our people, the sons of the men of the Civil War, the sons of the men who had ivon in incir blood, rejoice in the present and face the future high of heart and resolute of will. Ours is nut the creed of 'the weakling ana the coward; o'u-s is the gospel cf hope and of triumphant endeavor. We oo not shrink from the struggle- be fort. us. There are many problems lor us i face at the outset cf the twen tieth century grave problems abroad aiul still grayer at home; but we know that W3 can solve tlrem and solve inem wen, provided oiuy iuai we bring to the solution the qualities of head and heart whiph were shown by the men who, in the days of Wash ington, founded this Government, and, in the days of Lincoln, preserved it. No country has sver occupied a higher piano cf material well-being than ours at the present moment. This well-being is due to no sudden or ac cidental causes, but to the play of the economic forces in this country for over a century ; to our laws, our sus tained and continuous policies; atbve all, to the high Individual average o-! our cltisenship, 'Great fortunes have been won by those who have taken the lead in this phenomenal industrial development, and most of these for tunes have been won not by doing evil, but as an incident to action which has benefited the community as a whole. Never before has material well-being been " so widely diffused among our people. Great fortunes have been accumulated, and yet in the aggregate these fortunes are small indeed when compared to the wealth oi' the people as a whole. The plain people are better oft than they have ever been before. The insurance com panies, which are practically mutual benefit societies especially helpful to men of moderate means represent accumulations of capital which are among the largest in this country. There are more deposits in the sav ings banks, more owners of farms, more well-paid wage-workers in this country now than ever .before in our history. Of course, when the condi tions have favored the growth of so much that was good, they have ah$o favored somewhat the growth of what was evil. It is eminently necessary that we should endeavor to cut out this evil, but let us keep a due sense of proportion; let us not in fixing our gaze upon the lesser evil forget the e'reater .good. The evils, are real and some of them are menacing, but they are the outgrowth, not of misery or decadence, but of prosperity of the progress of our gigantic industrial de velopment. This industrial develop ment must not be checked, but side by side with It should go such pro gressive regulation as will diminish the evils. We should fail in .our duty if we' did not try to remedy the evils. but we shall succeed only- if we pro ceed patiently, with practical common sense, as well as resolution, separating the good from the bad and holding on to the former while endeavoring to get "rid of the latter. TRUSTS. In my Message to the pres ent Congress at its first ses sion I discussed at length the question of the regulation Of those big corporations commonly doing an interstate -business, often with soma tendency -to monopoly, which are popularly known as trusts.-The ex perience of the past year has em phasized, in my opinion, the desir ability of the steps I then proposed. A. fundamental : requisite of social effi ciency is a high standard of individual enetgy and excellence; but this is in r.o- wise inconsistent with power to z'c m edmbination ror aim3 which oan I- . ' . ... - T - i a. 1 i-1 . J-. I not go Weu oe acuurveu uy vjuw m- tlividiial ' acting Alone, a. lunoamenta base of civilization is tbe inviolabilitj of property; but thi3 is in, no wtsi Inconsistent with the right bt society to regulate the-exercise, of the artifi cial powers which it confers upon the owners of property, under, the name of corporate franchises," in- such a way as-, to prevent the misuse of these powers. Corporations, : and especially combinations of corporations, should be managed under public regulation. Experience has shown that under; our: eystem of "government the necessary. supervision can not be .obtained by- Btate action,. It must . therefore .bo achieved -by national action. Our aim on the contrary, these big aggrega tion:: are an. inevitable development of modern industrialism; and the. ef fect to destroy then- wertild be futii unless accomplished h Ways that wbold vSrk tha - ut-iioat- mischief . td the entire bQdy politic We eaii do nothing of good itt theyway of regulat ing and supervising thege" corporation? Until we fix clearly in bur minds that we are not attacking tb6 corporations, bat endeavoring to do avay with any evil in theni. We &tS ifcot hostile td them; wfe are merely determined that they shall bo so handled as to sub serve the public" jrood.We. draw the line against misconduct, not, agains: wealth. The capitalist who, alone or in conjunction with the fellows, per forms come great' industrial 'feat by which: he wins money is a welldoer, not a wrongdoer, provided only he works in proper and legitimate lines. We wish to favor such a man when he does welj. We Wish to supervise and control his actions only to prevent him from doing ill. I-ublicity can dp no harm to -the honest corporation; and we need not be -overfender about sparing the dishonest !Orporatioiv One way Si which the readjustment sptight can be reached is by reciproci ty treaties. It is greatly to be deslreu that such treaties, may be adopted. They can be uaed to widen our mar kets and to give a greater "field for the activities of our producers on the one band, and on the other ."hand -to secure in practical shape the lowering of duties when they are? no longer need ed for protection among our own peo ple, or when'the minimum of damage lone may be disregarded for the sake of the maximum of good accom plished. If it prove impossible to rati fythe pending treaties, and if there seem to be no warrant for the en deavor to execute others, or to amend the pending treaties so that they can be ratified, ' then the same end to secure reciprocity should bp met by direct legislation. x . ? In continuing his discussion of the trust question the President argues ibat we should not ia any way inter fere.with the legitimate co.nblnation of capital which often results in cheapen ing production. He further argues that such conditions as are hurtful to the public should be throttled, even if plexity of the organizations: through which both labor and capital now find expression, the steady ; tendency ' to ward the employment of capital la huge corporations, and the Wonderful strides of- this country toward leader ship ih the international s - business world justify an urgent , demand" for the creation of such, a position. Sub stantially ail ; the- leading : commercial bodies In this country; have nn&ed ia requesting its creation; It is desirable that some such measure as thathicli has already passed the Senate be en a.cted Into law. The creation of such a department would vin itself be. aa advance, toward dealing" with- and ex ercising supervision over the "whol? subject of,, the .great corporations do ing an interstate business; and 'ith -this end in view, the Congress should endow thS department with large" powers, whichy. could be increased an experience might show the; need. : RECIPROCITY WITH CUBA. I hope saon to submit to the Senate a reciprocity treaty iwith CubaC On Ifay 20 last the United States kept it promise to the islandjby formally va cating Cuban son and turning Cuba over to those whom iher own. people had chosen as the first officials of the new Renublic. ISTHMIAN CANAL. On the subject of ah Isthmian canal the President commeads the action ; of the past session of -Congress, ana makes Jfurther recommendatiph that the great work be undertaken as early as practicable. 1 f j; ( Arbitration .between tha United States and the foreign powers is re commended where possible. The army has been' reduced to tht minimum allowed by , law. It is small for so large a nation. We can take pride in both our officers an1 enlisted men. . It is urged that the necessary ap propriations be made for the con tinuance of the naval manoeuvres. Also, that the necessary ofij.cersH should be provided for the proper oversight of the enlisted men. CIVIL SERVICE. . Gratifying progress has been made during the year in the; extension of the merit system of mak'ng appointment? in the Government service. It should it should become necessary to adopt be extended by law to the District of meet the case. PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. On July 4 last, on the ooe hundred and twenty-sixth anniversary of the declaration of our independence, peace and amnesty were promulgated in the Philippine Islands. Some trouble has since from time to ,time threatened with the Mohammedan . Moros, but ! with the late insurrectionary Filipinos . . , a - , r- i : . tne' war uas euineiy ct;a.at:u. vivii government has now been intro luoed. Not only does each Filipino njoy such rights to life, liberty, and he pursuit of happiness as he has lever before known during the re orded history cf the Islands, but the neople taken as a whole now enjoy a neasure of sslf-goverument greater than that granted to any other Orientals by any foreign power and greater than that enjoyed by any ither. Orientals under their own gov ernments, save the Japanese alone. We have not gone too far in granting ihese rights of liberty and self-government; but we have certainly gone to fhe limit that in the interests of the Philippine people themselves it was wise or just to go. To hurry matters, o go faster than we are now going, would entail calamity on the people of the islands. No policy ever entered into by the American people has vin dicated Itself in more signal manner than the policy of holding the Philip pines. The triumph of our arms, above all the triumph of our laws and prin ciples, has come sooner than we. had any right to expect. Too much Draise can not be : given to the Army for what it haB done in the Philippines both In warfare ana from an administrative standpoint in preparing the way for civil govern ment; and similar credit belongs to tne civil authorities for the way in which they haVe planted the seeda of self-, government in the ground thus made ready for them. The courage, the un flinching endurance, the high soldierly efficiency, and the general Kina-nearc-edness and humanity of our troops have been strikingly manifested. There now remain only some fifteen thousand troops in th'e islands. All told, over one hundred thousand nave neen sens there. Of course, there have been inai vidual instances of wrongdoing among them. They warred under fearful aim Milties of climate and surroundings; and under the strain of the terrible nrovocations which they continually received from their toes, occassional instances of cruel retaliation occurred Every effort has been made to prevent such cruelties, and finally these efforts have been completely successful. Every effort has also been made to detest and punish the wrongdoers. : After making all allowance for these misdeeds, it remains true that few indeed have been the instances in which war has been waged by a civilized . power against semiclvilized or barbarous for ces' where there nas Deen so unw wrongdoing by the victors as in the Philipnine Islands. On the other hand tire amount of difficult, important, and beneficent work which has been done is well-nigh incalculable. Taking the work of the Army and the" civil authorities together, it may be questioned whether anywhere else in modern times the world has seen a better example of real constructive statesmanship , than our people have given in the. Philippine "l Islands. High praise should also be given those Fili pinos, in the aggregate very numerous, who have accepted the Jiew conditions and joined with our representatives -to work with hearty' good will' for tha well-fare of the islands. ' . -The question of Alaska occupies a hwell written paragraph of the mes sage, in which, are a number of good suggestions. r ,. LABOR AND r CAPITAL. The relations of labor aid capital are discussed in the- message in a lucid manner. It is a delicate . question. Neither party should have Its . legiti mate rights invaded. It is suggested that whatever legislation is needed to adjust any present or -prospective dif ferences should 'be 'in the interest of harmony -between 'the parties without discriminating aeainst . either. ; NEW CABINET, OFFICER.,; -;It is earnestly hoped that a secre tary of - commerce niay be " created, with a seat in the Cabinet. The rapid multiplication. ..of. questions i, affecting labor and capital, the; growth and corn- Columbia. It is much to be desired (hat our consular system be establish ed by law on a basis providing for ap pointment and promotion only in con sequence of proved fitness. IRRIGATION. The message suggests the reclama tion of the arid lands by irrigation ani also the protection of game. - PROMINENT PEOPLE, Lord Tennyson has been appointed Governor-General of Australia for one Tear,;. ... :- , , r - . -. United States Ambassador o Eng land Choate is going to Egypt for the opening of the Nile dam.- .; ..." Emperor WilUam lias invited Coque linr the French actor, to be a member of his next hunting party. Crown Prince Frederick of Saxony the, other day broke his leg below the knee wThile hunting near Salzberg. The Sultan of Turkey and the Queen of the Netherlands are said to be the only total s bstainers among Europeau sovereigns. . : i "Paderewski has decided to appear at the festiyar in Berlin next October, de spile' his declaration not to play. again in that city. 4 .-Sir Richard J. Cartwtight. Minister of Trade and Commerce of the Domin ion of Canada, has been made a British Privy Councillor. . Prince Henry XV. of Pless, wno re cently visited the United States, said he thought President Roosevelt was full of electric sparks. . . . - Professor Wood, of the Department bf Agriculture," has been spending some months in Western States studying the dietary-conditions of men in lumber 4 camps. ) Social lionizing since his return from . South Africa' seems to have brought oUt the latent geniality .of "Lord Kitch ener. He is now ""described as not balf the bear he used to be. Sir Wilfred Laurier Premier of Can ada, will, it is said, shortly retire from public life, the step being urged by his physicians, who say that he can con--tmue his public activities only at phy-: si car peril. Among the multifarious duties as sumed by Governor Taft in the Philip pines is the voluntary duty of urging the development of Filipino music. One result has been a series of "symphony concerts by the Rizal orchestra at Manila. LOVELY WOMEN OF ElROPE. PORTO RICO. Of Porto Rico it isonly necessary to say that the prosperity of the island and - the wisdom with which it has been governed have been such as to make it serve as an: example of ail that is best in insular administration. ! In- dealing with the Indians our aim 1 should be to absorb them into the body politic. A large amount of educa tional work must be done.; among them. u- Continuing the President A .argues that irrigated land should provide the former with a never failing source cf revenue. 1 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. The President recommends special care for the Smithsonian Institution, and commends its good work. ;. DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA. A number of recommendations fol low concerning the proper government of the district, ; RAILWAY EMPLOYES.. The recommendation for the en actment of laws for the protection , of railway employes is concise and pointed. " : - THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT. The striking increase in the revenues of the Post-Office Department show clearly the prosperity of our people and the Increasing activity of the business of the country. i i The receipts of thel-Post-Office De partment for the fiscal year - ending June 30 last amounted to $ 121,-848,047. 26, an increase of $10,216,853.87 t over the preceding year, th? largest increase known in the history of the postal ser vice. The magnitude of this Increase will best appear fromUhe fact that the entire postal receipts for the year 1860 amounted to but $8,51.8 a Rural free-deliveryi seryice Is no longer In the experimental stage; it has become a fixed policy. The results following its introduction have fully justified the Congress in the larga ap propriations made for its establish ment and extension!;; fhe . average yearly increase in post-office receipts in the rural districts Of the country Is about, two per cent, yve are now able,, by actual results, to show that where ri-ril fre-deiivery seryice ha$ been es tablished to smcn anPe-ztept as -to en able us to make comparisons the year, ly fncrease has been upward of tan per cent. ' On November 1, 1902, 11,650 , rural free-delivei-y routes had been stab- Uahed and were In operation,' covering aoout cne-third of the territory Oi tne United Strtes available fc- rural free- delivery service. There are now awaiting the action of the Department petitions and applications for the jss tablishment of 10,748 additional routes. This shows conclusively the want which the establishment of the service has met and the need of further, ex tending it as rapidly as possible, ;It is justified both by the financial results and by the practical v. benefits to out rural" population; it brings thf mea who live-on the soil into close rela tions with the active: business world; it keeps the farmer in: daily touch with the "markets; it is a. potential educa tional force; it enhances tbvalue of farm property, makja; farm life far nleasanter and .less isolated, and will 4-do much to checlt thi undestrabi enr- rent irom country xof, cuy. . . : -, It is to be - hoped that th Congress will make liberal . appropriations for the continuance of the servics already established and foi4 Its further exten sion.:; . ., - ; ., : -':i:, yThe President commends the action of the last Congress ion1 the great Im provement made in the .White .House. The message is .urgent nX encour aging scientific 5 farming,, and farmera given every advantage ,-to; improved methods of farming, ii v -l i ; : ; - v CONCLUSION. - - v r r Tjie reports,-of the several . Executive Departments are sunmmea o tne (jon eress witli' this comm? tcation. ; Every Nation Has Its Peculiar Type of Beauty. . Every nation has. its peculiar type of feminine beauty. The American woman, whom Americans think is tae loveliest of them all, would play an inconspicuous part in a beauty show at Constantinople, v in Algiers or in Vienra, where the facial features, dress, manners, customs and styles are vastly at Tartar with the Gib son girl or her ccteslns. The; Egyptian Woman still clings to a blousy dress, " patterned something on the order of.-' the Chinese panta loon. The march of civilization "has had no effect upon the . womea-- of Egypt, But it costs more to dress one bi its beauties for a year than it re tires to keep an American woman Clothed for twice that period. NEWSY ' CLEANIfJC3-. , Odessa has been opened naln tor' commerce,, being free ofthe plague- lrisn lanaioras anu tenants are -to- -confer on a proposition to sell the lands -to the tenants. ' periment with a machine for. the tak ing of tickets. "7 . ; l " ; " Crematories for the destruction of . , the bodies of animqls which have .died ,: of infectious diseases are to be erected1 -In Silesia. - , - - ; . Rumors of a plan to consolidate the . passenger and freight-steamship com-? , panies of the Great Lakes are again rife in marine circles. . . - The new twelvc-incli "battery- at Point Bonita, Cal., .has been named Jtsatiery jvienaeu, in uonor oi me aaie . Colonel George II. Wendell. Germany has selected at the ExPosIr one that the board of lady managers picked for the women's building.. The army rifle competition held at : Fort : Sheridan ,- shows tha t the . scores ci made this year have never been, ex ceeded except during 1S92 and,lS9:i. In the International wrestling matcli for , the lightweight 2 championship, George Kennedy, ., of Montreal,, won - , from Max 'Wiley, of Rochester, N. Y., on a foul. : ' - . - ;. ... " ' ' Great Britain is about to spend $3, 000,000 in the port of London, and even -; , mat great sum is oniy tne nrst. install ment of $35,000,000 for planned " im- provements. , ' :-. " '-, It is announced in London that the. construction of the Russian railroad from Erivan, a town of ' Russia, 115 miles from Tiflis, to the Persian fron tier, will be cdmmenced at the begin ning of 1903. A railroad corps has just completed a survey for a line through the Ever glades of Florida. The work was very, , difficult. The party , had to traverse many miles of country that' had never before been explored. big Moths. The white-marked tussock moth is a .native of North America. It ranges the territory east of the Rocky Moun-. tains and attacks almost every variety of shade, fruit and ornamental tree?, with the exception of " the. conifers. icycle Repair and SKiiDtt Sftop Chowra Maha Vajiravudh, Crown Prince of Siam, says the Americans are "easy to get acquainted with." The Prince also seems easy enough x ept his name. TO CONSUrVIPTBVES. The ondersipned bavifitr been restored to beilth -by simple means, after suffering for several years with a severe lung affection, and that dread disease Coaaumptioa, is anxious to make known to his fellow euuerers the means of cure. To those who desire it, be will cheerfully send (free of charge) a copy of the prescription used, which they will find a sure cure for Consumption, Asthma, Catarrh, Broacbttla and all throat and hnjf Maladl. He hopes all sufferers win .try his remedy, as it is invaluable. Thosa desiring ' the prescription, which will cut thrm nothing, and but prove a blessing, will please address, Bev. E&wakj) A,WLLS05, Brooklyn, New York. Full line of Up-to-Date Bicycles just received, including RAMBLERS, . IDEALS AND CRESCENTS. rm-r "T-fn rnT i rT nTT n T t vrr - uuiiummd, uijiiviijai, ( NEW AND OLD FOB SALE OR RENT. New Wheels $12 GO to $40 cash. Old ones $5 to $10. Good new single tube tires $3 to $5 per pair. Repairing promptly done and all work guaranteed. Sundries and "Bicycle Parts al ways on hand. Give me a call and be satisfied U. M. EDWARDS, Lumberton, N. C. ' . ' . j IT'SIUST THIS VAY There's as much artand skill necessary in tbemaking of good clothes l as there is in the painting of a beautiful picture., " i. There are good painters and good tailors. The point now is, who are good tailors? s -, S T R A USS BROS. , f8s7? Chicago. Have been Good Tailors for over a quarter Century. ? ' . We know they make good clothes, otherwise wewould, not accept their exclusive loeai agency or urge you to order from their line. x - y We guarantee clothes made by Strauss Bros, will give satisfaction. They fit and wear well. Prices are low. - ' v, - Let us take your measure. - v C D. Townsend & Co., Agents, Lnmberton,N. C.'-, - - Strongest in the World THE EQUITABLE LIFE OF N E W- YORK. Outstanding Assuranee ' Surplus. . . $1,179,276,725.10 , 331)39,720.34 Largest cash settlements give to hying policy holders. Death claims paid in full at once. Strongest; . safest best and .most omptpayingrUfeGoro . , ; : . B. li PAGEr Agent,' felKSMB EM gent; !i - ; la not to-do away with corporations; laDor ana CRDital, the growth and com- ; . , THEODORE KOOSI5VELT. j , . , :Lumberton, N.C . "-- " - Gaddysvffle, N.: C Wbite;;Hpu6ef;:;

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