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jl 4 OOODWSN'S WEEKLY j
Hj ' the exposition has been selected by
K Governor Spry. Let the character of
HK that structure and its contents be in
B every way representative Of the beet
H there is in the state. Nothing but un-
H truth has ever injured the state. Lot
H the truth and the whole truth be told
B by men and exhibits at the world's
H greatest fair.
H SMASHING THE ZINC INDUSTRY.
THE production of zinc in this
country Is one of the industries
H which tho Democrats sought lo
Hm extinguish by their tariff legislation
H in the existing congress The Geolog-
Hj leal Survey has just made a report
H showing that the value of tho product
H last year was $30,064,795. In 1880
H 1 there were 23,239 tons produced,
H which in 1890 had grown to 63,683
H i tons. The protection was increased,
H and last year 271.C21 tons were mar-
H keted. Missouri is the largest pro-
H ducer of zinc.
H If the tariff were abolished on zinc
H ores as proposed by tho Democrats,
H zinc vould come from Mexico. Tho
H imports from that country increased
H from 2,000 tons to 115,000 tons in eight
H years. Then tho existing law -was
H passed and there was a reduction of
H 30,000 tons in imports the first year,
H and a further reduction in each sue-
H ceeding year, while the production in
Hj Utah, Missouri, Kansas, Idaho and
Hl other states rapidly increased.
H As shown by testimony before con-
H gress it now costs $39.61 for a ton of
H zinc ore laid down at the smelters in
H Oklahoma and Arkansas. A ton of
H. Mexican ore can be laid down at the
H same smelters for $13.97, and the prln-
H clpal part of that cost is transporta-
H tion Shovolors in Mexico working ten
H hours get 50 cents, as compared with
Hj $2.50 to $5 for eight hours' work in
Hj the United States.
H To remove the protection means to
B close the American mines and throw
H a great army of workmen out of em-
B ployment. It Is difficult to believe
H that any party should want to strike
H such a blow at 'the zinc and lead in-t
HBl dustrles, but tho Democrats have
H shown their purpose in this matter by
H the bills passed in the existing house
B of representatives. Fortunately, the
H workman and the country were savod
HH by a veto.
H THIS IS A DREAM.
H ii r, ENTLEMEN," said the newly-
B VjLelectod Prosldent, "the tariff Is
Hj about to bo revised. How shall
H we do it? I await your pleasure."
H "Revise it so that I may buy things
H cheaper," said ithe consumer promptly.
H "Revise it so that I may got a b6t-
Hj ter -price for my product," said the
H protected manufacturer.
H "Revise it any way you like, so long
iH as you cut off none of my profits,"
IH said the monopolist.
Hj "Revise it so as not to offend any
H-' of the people who make campaign
H contributions," said the politician.
Hh "Revise It according to the judg-
B mont of experts who have studied it,"
H said the college professor.
H "Don't let experts have a hand in it
H whatever you do," admonished tne
H "practical" man.
JB "Revise It in euoh a way as not to
hurt business," said the business man.
"Revise It upward. It's too low,"
said the stand-patter.
"Revise it downward. It's too
high," said the Democrat.
"Abolish it," said the Free-Trader.
"Gentlemen," said the newly-elected
President, "I have heard your pleas
ure in the matter of the tariff. Any
body wishing my job for the next four
years may have it." Brooklyn Times.
AS TO THE CAPITAL.
WE believe in protection; but love
for that principle may be car
ried to an extreme. Some edi
tors are so devoted to it that they
spell the word a capital ' P."
We are willing to capitalize God,
and Washington, The Weekly, and, on
occasion, the Commercial club.
But we draw the line at protection.
WHO WANTS HARD TIMES?
BY way of argument before elec
tion it was right to tell the peo
ple that a Democratic victory
meant free trade, the decrease of
wages and the interruption of Ameri
ca's period of prosperity
But now that election Is over, and
the event settled, any common meas
ure of horse sense would dictate sil
ence on the prophecy thing. Tho
best way in the world to get hard
times is to get all the people talking
hard times, and believing hard times
It was all right to use the free trade
argument before election, because in
experience there lies rason for the
belief that Democratic victory would
lead to an abandonment of the prin
ciple of protection. Now that Demo
cratic victory Is a 'thing established
It were better for the country to hope
than to fear. It would be better to
use all the Influence of suggestion
against iree trade; to argue with the
Because a panic can bo brought
about by general timidity than by the
combined effort of all the money mani
pulators this side of Styx.
Cultivate bope. Talk confidence.
Look for the good. Find the upllfit
even in a table of statistics. When
you moot a man trying to manufacture
a cloud of gloom, buy him something
that will cheer him till he forgets
it. And ithen put him to bed.
All the people who don't want a
panic will unite In declaring that a
panic Is not going to come.
OLD AGE AT 40.
THE span of life of tho average
Amorlcan has been shortened
according to figuies made public
recently by the Equitable Life Assur
ance society. In England, in Ger
many, and in many other countries
men still live to a "good old aje."
In tho United States tho chances of
early death after passing the age of
40 are increasing.
The Important organs of tho body
are wearing out too soon, it Is as
serted And the diseases of old age
are continuull Teaching down into
tho younger age periods.
In commenting on these figures the
conservation commissioner of the
Equitable Life advises temperate life
and more vigorous fighting by tho
community of such diseases as ap
oplexy, Brlght's disease, arteriosclero
sis, and heart diseaso, which are the
diseases to which men past 40 most
often succumb. The remedy suggested
hits at the branches, but does not
touch the root of the evil.
More men in the United States die
after they pass the age of 40 and long
before they have reached a normal
old age because more men are
today old at 40. For this industry is
responsible. Industrial pressure in
this country is hastening old age.
But even more than Industrial pres
sure it is Industrial accidents that are
needlessly cutting numerous lives
short in the United States. At
tho International Congress on Hy
giene in Washington recently it was
shown that theie were hardly any
workers in bra3s foundries above the
age of 40. They died before that time.
Disease has killed them. Lead poison
ing, another disease which carries off
thousands of workers in 'he prime of
life, is of fourteen times greater fre
quency in this country than in Great
Britain. Other occupational diseases
are A equally greater frequency in
this country than in Europo
It is these industrial diseases that
must be eradicated, or at least re
duced to the lowest figures, if the age
of 40 is not to be made the age of
death in the United St" s.
GATHERING OF THE NATIONS.
THE market reports show that
the Balkan war has already be
gun to affect American prosperi
ty. Europe holds millions of dol
lars worth of American stocks, and
whenever bIio Is frightened and wants
to raise money quickly her first
course Is always to sell some of her
American stocks. The money to pay
for these stocks must be raised in
America, and immediately, for the
stocks thus sold are bought hero.
The United States had just started
on a period of great prosperity, but
if the Balkan wars turns out to be
a serious War, there is no telling what
harm It may do to our prosperity. In
one week Europe has sold iifty mil
lion dollars worth of American stocks
and this has already affected both
the stock market and money market
here. If the general European war,
now freely predicted, results from
the Balkan imbroglio, who can foresee
(the troubles that will result here
from the necessity of finding tho
money to pay for the Ameri
can stocks that will be thrown upon
the European market? It is folly ror
us to imagine we are not vitally In
terested in the peace of Europe.
All this emphasizes the truth of
Zeph. 3:8. It reads, "Therefore wait
ye upon me, said the Lord, until the
day I rise up to the prey; for my
determination is to gather the na
tions (by means of cable, telephone,
steamship and railway linos, wireless
telegraphy, automobiles and flying
maohlnes) that I may assemble tho
kingdoms (unite their financial, com
meicial and government Interests) to
pour upon them mine indignation,
even all my fierce anger; for all the
earth (the present social fabric) will
bo devoured with the fire of my jeal
ousy." The conflagration which is to de
stroy tho social earth is not literal
fire, for tho next verso goes on to
say, "For then will I turn to the peo
ple a pure language (truth undefiled),
that they may all call upon the name
of the Lord to serve him with one
consent." yway, the physical earth
"ab!deth foi -ver." (Eccl. 1:4).
THE WANDERING JEW.
FLUNKEYISM AT PRINCETON.
WHEN Woodrow Wilson was
president of Princeton he ran
afoul of the aristocratic senti
ment of the ancient university. They
complained that ho was a leveller, try- Jf
lng to make one man as good as an
other at Princeton; trying to establish
the rule that achievement in college
was more of a title to consideration
than the possession of fortune by a
student's father, or the fact that
"Mother" had always moved In ex
clusive circles. j
And because of the aristocratic ten-
dency he was forced to resign. He
couldn't reconcile his Conscience with
the idea of caste In tho school, and
those "who claimed the distinction of
caste couldn't afford to have him level
ling them down to mere scholars.
Now that Woodrow Wilson has been
elected President of the United States,
Princeton "bows the pregnant hinges
of the knee that thrift ma. follow
fawning." They want to be friends
with him. They want to emphasize ,
the fact that Princeton once followed
his direction; that they knew a great i
man when they saw him, and lifted I
him to be the head of Princeton; that i
they regretted so much when he felt
called upon to sever his connection
with tho institution, and that they
are overjoyed to congratulate him on
his wonderful victory in the national ,
All of which proves tho flunkeyism '
of Princeton. And It may sho, too, 1
that "God moves In a mysterious way I
His wonders to perform." m
THE MAKING OF A NEW INDUSTRY
DOWN at Petersburg, Virginia, a !
paper called the American Nut '
and Fruit Journal, is published. !
Its special mission seems Ho be, from
a careful reading of the one copy that
has come to hand, the stimulation of
nut culture. Pecans and English wal- .
nuts appear to promise the greatest
profit to the grower. And tho profit I
certainly is considerable, from the re
ports made by many actually in tho
business, both In the southern states
and In California.
Utah should be a promising field
for the culture of these nuts. It Is
certain that almonds grow in Utah,
and English walnuts are by no means
unknown to the orchardlst here.
If the business could be established
In Utah as generally as fruit -culture
Is now, It would be a blessing (to tho
people. The crop pays, and It os- j
capes that disadvantage, of many or )
our Utah fruits. It can bo handled, J
and oven held. It is not so perishable I
as most of the products upon which