It is certainly gratifying to all true Americans to know that of late years our exports have largely exceeded our imports, not alone such staple articles as wheat and beef, but in almost every branch of industry. Ten years ago nearly all the perfumery and toilet articles used in this country were imported from Europe; today we not only manufacture for ourselves, but are large exporters to South America, China, Japan, and the Colonies. The immense growth of this particular industry on the Paciflc Coast is simply astonishing. Slaven, who is one of the largest cologne makers in the world, last year exported some 2,000,000 bottles of his famous Yosemite Cologne, for sale by Osburn & Shoemaker.
Reno (Nevada) Evening Gazette, January 14, 1881.
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