the fields of commerce and business, MINISTER FURNISS. After fourteen years in the diplo made service of the Government, Harry W. Furniss, United States Minister to Haiti, has resigned. Mr. Furniss was appointed Consul at Bahia, in Brazil, by President McKin lev. in 1897. TIis record there was j marked by efficiency and faithfulness It is not too much to say, not only that he was the most useful American consul that was ever sent to Bahia, but that during his years there he was the most popular member of the dip lomatic agents who surrounded him. When President Roosevelt decided to recall William F. Powell from Haiti, he determined on the selection of Furniss as his successor.after consult ing only three statesmen, Root, Fairbanks Fairbanks and one other. From public reports and private letters we have kept up with Mr. Furniss' work in the black Republic, and it has given us pleasure and grat ification to" see how well he carried himself in a land of revolution, where to-dav to-dav to-dav is in no wise a barometer of to-morrow, to-morrow, to-morrow, and with what courage, alacrity and suavity lie has attended the interests of his country there. Trade has increased, and a happier attitude than ever before existed now marks the relationship of the United States and the land that spurned Na poleon and drove his soldiers from its shores. President Taft, we may be allowed to suggest ought to pick a diplomat to succeed Furniss, for his successor will succeed certainly a diplomat, whose influence may be destroyed over night, but whose influence ought never to be destroyed, for it tells in new and stronger bonds between .two countries whose interests are entwined in a way that on the surface does not appear. .