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THE BIDDLE OF JJ
W? YV-, ;. idovJTP1'' 'hero no man rcadu
? Ti-r> . 'tiple o! t^.l'.'.i that aro,
From * '?"ny terr lr. .'io valloy's heart
T . ?io light o? t ? largest star,
'io prosBiiro ol Lite is
hurd' ' ? '
&n*athe?Siier.< ? ipeath is deep,
As w " oi'.l and . ..i onthe tangled way
?ct nt Iliads t> ' gate ot Sleep.
5 TH B CRUMPL?
""TORY OF -A.
and balmy breezes
combined to make
the day an ideal
one. Tho well
known bay at
Algiers was most
Tho sun glinted
down on tho white
sails of a yacht
lying a milo or twp
out, makiug tho
Ibrasswork glitter and tho pretty little
|breakfast table, sot under tho awning,
look most inviting. It was most
charmingly arrauged a deux, and
everything, from the delicate eggshell
china to tho littlo rat-tailod spoons,
was of tho daintiest description. |
Everything around looked so calm
and quiet; it Heemed almost as though ;
a spell lay over it all, and.the ship
?wore about to sail iuto au enchanted
city-tho brilliant blue of tho Mediter
ranean, and the cloudless Southern
sky, with the white roofs and orauge
.groves of Algiers in tho distance, '
making upa picturo worthy of a fairy- i
story I At least, so thought tho mau
and woman who were leaning agains* ,?
the rail watching a tiny boat whicl 2
?was slowly making its way out t .?j
them. Tho woman held a big scarh . \?
sunshade over her, to .^shelter her fa f.
curly head and swoet my hi lo fae l\
from the sun. . . . ?ri
"Fancy, Harry," sho was langhin i [
.'just a mouth to-day since wo wi w.
married! What a charming rome
brance! and what a lovely idea . i
(yours to have all thoso lovely flow?.'- i
brought over to decorate the ship v .
for to night!" The sun beat down
tho littlo white bauds holding tho p
uso], and ju ad o the brilliant rin
?upon them glittervagain. "We'll
gin at once, as soon as he oomes,"
.went ou. "I think a festoon -*r
yellow flowers would look i ?.'.M/a'vl
over the saloon door;"
i "Oh, no,?' answered her.k "\
-laughing; "wo won't begin V *l$Vo' '?
*j"wo il have brrr"??^!. . :#Stli&Mf4'iuiJi '5
ut the papersjJa^^;. d?hW^Of
Ms .vornan? I >Nant to let) .? W?? ?
fit o'!,, and wt Vdd sitiu ? ?.
fiji? aiHWH? .'-.ni. ?.*.;.,. ' fe
i^'WHfc 'IIP' V'-i
..biery^aj : nd>;the n
it ii .g ttV l?p?t a ,??ap?r'^^fj i i ? i
>. ur^h'ori?ymbc \% I "ii?i > .
ot :?u ?h a thing." V,
' . 'roll, I am sun < ^<n wer
as I --fas.for the let. m . this nu ;nb:g,
h: laughedi "it woe ' sevvo .Vi ht
ii there were nono, keeping -?J - .it?
intv all this timo fe my bre.duu t,
to.< " and ho cast a lo? <:ng aud smil
i: . ok towards thc '. ttlo tallie un
d r tho awning.
on't go yet, Ha.
"bets just coming now.
ehe stooko the boat drew 1?
side., lt was, indeed, n
that ^ho^carried, basket
bena as, aud purple g. > >(.
tl..J oilier ond of tho boat 'i.
ot brilliant blossoms, and an
be.-"' She tall swarthy Afr.
pac 'f letters and news]--.
". ?i ." .gaspou Molly, wh
artis . 1 i small way; "oh, \?
ions i.,.i^.s of color, whaj
Meanwhile tho mon
basket? on board, and
with hil letters, walkod
table a^d sat down in
But " :
: on as
t a glor
er to tho
iwcothcart, " he s??d, ' 'you'll
i cup of toa, won't you?
? vo letters for y
i Hy was kneelin
t Inrying her fac>
i in anotkqi
: I .iway and cot
: .' . r Chinois wu
Harry ht ur If bef oro sh e
down tc- -cakfast anC
Such a pretty picturo n
her whit caress and .?.<.
ut V.gainst th i
kets <>. fl ?j: .
T y tc,
pel . sho.
: tho lo'
. had be ?
died np wi
V.-.t a bit < ?
A1.1..J.V .. Otf ill!
satis!..otion, 1i< 1
ey 4s* r?st "ovin u '
think you looL
i esido the
I i st iii ono
an'd had to
.:er chair by
. 'pul cl s ettie
. she made!
.1 eep blue of
. tlliind bei : he large bas?
l.'Oth or ,r -, ied in their
reading fiev first letters
?i JO her .'ii i, he, looking
: town nfev/fl and read
that h i I Imppenedin'his
i a sr..i
ws, a .
ul th 1
I?, and read her
:. kod how her
boys, and at last1'
'. > i th a sigh of
.1 her his cup to
ightful it is
.v ,r; H round on the
d then letting his
.n, his wife; "and I
i i.?ming pouring out
, i h a laugh.
our wife compU
ji| been married , i
'\ d? "you ^aro: if?fk
>' ftol? of old married
10 t ;
fhe answ ?
alwavJhad to so
HINGS TH'T ARE."
We know . "?.'?t tho'^pToplems ot Sin and
.Pal-i , ? ' * :? h
V And tb.?> \ ;>. -> iona that load to orime,
Aro the v ii .-rles looked trom age-to ago
' In the uwjnl vault ot Timo;
Y?t wo I ?' o .c weary feot and strlvo
Turo?; ii the miro and mist to grope
And Ami vledge on tho mount ol Faith
Ia tho u_orniug land ot Hope.
.1 -Harper's Wookly.
heart! what'B the matter? no '. bad
newsl I hopo?" he said quickly,
"Op, no," she returned. "This is
a i lor from Olga, Jind she always
ru1', to up tho wrong way, somehow.
91" .-.ys: 'I presume you are having
a .' . 'oct time; now tell me what is
tl rumpled roseleaf in all this hap
p . i?-for there must bo oue!' And
I ."lght for a moment, if over ono
pl.- 'd como, if it could go on like
i !u8j always without, changing. It seems
t mlgood to bo true," she added in a
lo\Jtono; "but there is absolutely not
(*? a orumpled rosoloaf so far."
"i?Of dear." ho said quietly, bond
dowu and kissiug her bauds;1
iuire ia no sorpout. in our Eden!"
was only afterwards ho remem
d tho bitter irony of Fato that
. . apted those words, and thoy were
* > i absorbed again in their letters
aud themselves. Themeu wero down
stairs in the cabin, and no ono noticed
tpo tiny black adder which had crept
from tho basket of flowers, and now
Fh sunning himself on the deck just
' dud Molly's chair. Tho warmth
.ol ;ho sun mudo him quite lively, and
r,. bogan creeping about, and grad
ra dy disappeared under tho chair.
$ Suddenly she sat up with a Bharp
jjjvy: "Ohl.Harry, something has hurt
?S y foot," sho* said; and, looking down,
" \ere lay across her instep the little
t lake, its head firmly fixed into tho
: ilk stocking. With a muffled excla
1 nation of horror Hairy toro it off, and
lung it into the sea; tho pretty white
ioot lay bare, and seen through tho
rent in the stocking wero threo tiny
red punoturos. Mr. Astley rushed
down the cabin biep ; in a mad hixrry:
"Williams, Williams," L. -nUcd, "vou
faust gp on shore at on ce, ul o. . -
do your hear? Mrs. Astley has b<. j '
stung by a snake, go and bring a doc- j
tor as quickly as ever you can." Corr.
ing back he took up the huge bask ?t
of flowers, and pitched them over- j
board; theu, takiug poor Molly in '?i.-* j
arms, ho carried her to her c->.!>i>.;:
where her maid bathed her por. J- lift la
foot." ?t Was swelling already, but.
there was no pain.
"I'll ait on, the dook until .Jfcj&j -flqe.
tor CICLOS, Harry," she labfflw?j?
"Pleas.jMon't worry, I dor.'.jfbejflgBit
i ur.?-jng but rs-corri;1^ *-??St?;.^"c
?a-h.MI.", hs looked v?ry j
'iKcanuot say anything for some
time yet;" ha eaid, after examining
tho sting. "I don't Uko tho entire
absence of pain. Can you not de
scribe to mo what the snako or adder
But poor Harry had flung it away
without looking, nud was in Buoh a
state that he could absolutely remem
ber nothing. Gradually poor Molly
got worse, tho swelling increased, aud
a 'terrible numbnesses which crept
slowly right over the body, set in.
Tho doctor stayed on, but more for
tho sake of Mr. Astley, who was .be
side himself with grief, than for Molly,
who lay quito still aud quiet in-a kind
of stupor iVoui which nothing could
r >:i? j 'i .". About six in tho evening
she awoke, uud faintly asked for her
"Dear love," sh?.- - aid, putting her
arms around his nec?, ".'ry not to tako
it too hardly if I-r" 1 il Harry left ?
her and rushed ou deck.
"Good God, Wilson," ne ried, to
tho doctor, "can't you do anything^.]
Let's havo someone else, let !-."
his eye fell on tho nativo Avbo had
brought over the flower's in the morn
ing, standing talking to Williams, and
iu his frenzy, ho turucd on him.
"You scoundrel," he said, going up
to him, "do you If now your careless
ness hus killed my wifo? Ii sho dies,
I'll have you thrown into tho seal"
"Master Harry," said tho staid
Williams, who had boen his master
sinoo ho was o boy, "don't hurt tho
man; he's a native, and theso natives
aro sometimes very clever with medi
cines, perhaps ho eau do something
for my mistress I"
?God bless you for thinking of it,
Williams," he said \n a broken voioe;
"you tell him, you can understand his
jargon," and. he wont down again to
Williams explained as well as he
oould what had happened, and the
man with a glimmer of understanding,
thought he oould see what kind of a
snake it was from the wound it had
inflicted. rHe was accordingly shown
into Mrs. Astley' s cabin, and after
looking at the punctures, nfc once hur
ried away, soyiugho would bring some
thing, but he was afraid, he confided
to Williams, that it was too late.
. Most of us can'call to memory some'
time in our lives, some special hour
when every moment seems a yeariand J
though a suppressed excitement^ fiUSj
us, yet we . seem unnaturally qoi^'*
waitinjef^-waitihg-?-we kuoky )ZM
Whether v?or Ufe:, or death, Whappl'^
ness ?r'n^?yy,t? f?li to our lot. : :[
^\t?| 11 ai^j?atley . -had, been nskod
wmcb \\ s the supremo hour o? his
Ufe'l? \'du;^d;Vithout hesitation have
said '. lis dn?--TWhen he sat beside, his
wife', hod in dumb agony awaiting
the i < . nra of tho man, wondering if
he w ? I ! be in time, .or poor Molly !
eeorx .< to bo losing strength vi j> 1
overy breath, ami wondering, too, if 9
bo could do any good whoa ho did ?j
At last, after what Roemed io tho
worn-out mau a porfeot eternity of
waiting, the nativo returned. Hi?
method seemed to Harry alnrmingl>
simple for such an extremo case, as it
moroly consisted iu putting a - few
drops of a particular juice into the
three punctures the adder bad made,
but to his dolighted astonishment, as
well ns tho doctor's, in half an Hour!
Molly was sloeping quietly, nud the
swelling was already greatly' decreas
ed, while Mahomed Nani, the AM-.:
i?an medicine-man left tho yacht con
siderably richer than when ho carnap
on to it! T
It was a very palo littlo Moliy who
was Bitting a week later at tho same
breakfast table, opening a littlo paek
ago her husband had just givon_]\eri:
It was a bracelot in the -?otni o? a tiny
gold adder, with gleamiug eyes of omi,
eralds; and on its quiveriug tongue"
.ay a crumpled roseleaf of rosy eiir
"How beautiful! Harry," she paid.
"Thank you a thousand times, aud ave
they actually clover enough to mako
ouch a thing in that bazaar in Algiers?''
"These Eastern people ave consum
mate masters in? the art of jewelrj?^
dearest," ho answered; "and no
when my littlo wifo wears this, may
always bc?the only crumpled rosel
in her happiness-the solitary serp
in our Eden!"-M?C.'s Monthly.
It is a mistake to work when yon
aro not in a lit condition to do so; to
tako off boavy underclothing because
you have becomo over-heated; to
think that tho moro a person eats tho
healthier and stronger he will be
come; to believe that children eau do
as much work as grown people, and
that tho more they study tho more
they learn; to go to bed lato at night
and riso at daybreak and imagino that
every hour taken from sleep is au
hour gained; to imagino that if a lit
tlo work or exercise is good, violent
or prolonged exeroise ?9 better; to
conoludo that tho smallest room in tho
house is large enough to pleep in; to
sleep exposed to a 'direct draught at
any season; to imagine that what? r
remedy eau- .?s ope to fen' iri'tuVJiu '.
ly botter- i ? Lobelie . Ijii ; niants, ?o?
example- .- ? '" -:i? ito ! .- oystoni,
without toga .to ! '. after.effects; to
eat a if y ; had only ono minuto to
finish tim .meal, or to eat without an
.."neti-,- or Continue after it has'baen
;? -' died, to gratify tho tasLe; to give
n .?necessary time to a certain estab
lished routine of housekeeping when
;' could, be much more profitably
( pent in rest or recreation. ?We.trust
chat theso little mistakes, which ure
so apt to bo made, will in [futtnio/ he
avoided.-London Family D?'otpr.
A'TTo'iuio ... Paw ft; v; .
. -VA brawny :?- .:n.?i -alad in hjua C;t ? j
i*ton;i I . waist srA ?k;r*, 'r> ?"?'V v< fy
inib a "f yIB^Kjrtf^"^ ' ,V?'! ft; '"''-' j
Luau iii toro buSiuoSu, i;* r+lkor.u-ii
jasual Bight," said Walter' Wide, "bht
.that is just what I saw in a Tennessee
wcod a few weeks ago. The female
engineer's name is Annie Fables, and
sko told mo she had been doing a 'full
baud's' work at tho mill for six years!
Five yoars ago sko decided slip could'
run tho engine, and tho mill boss told
mo oho had beon'ono of tho most care
ful, as well as one of tho most com
petent, ho had ever seen. Mrs. Fables
lost her husband six years and a half
ago, and a few months afterward she
asked for a place in thc mill where her
liego lord has been employed. She
began working as an .off-bearer,' and
in a year and a half was put in charge
of tho monster, pieco of machiucry
which furnished motivo power, for the
largo circular abd straight saws.1 She
has all along earned a man's wages
aud has been able to support and give
her soveu fatherless little ones a good
oommou school education. Sho is
fond of tho hard labor, and has lost ]
but fivo days during her connection
with tho mill, and then sho was min
istering to a sick child."-Louisville
TlioitgTi't lils Le: Was Broken.
'In these ;aa,v 'lays, when children
just beginning to i ?ip simple words
paralyze their dear ma*njnas by telling
them they aro "not tk?Aonly cans on
tho dump," it is refreshing to nih
across nu innocent soul who ki)o\.fl
nothing of theso things that wo hear
on tho streets. A good old mother
received a shock tho other day when
sho read a telegram from her boy, who
is enjoying himself in the east, and r*
the ?ame timo nfi'ording some amuse
ment for the up-to-date members of
her family. The boy, who is having
a good time in New York, telegraphed
his luther for more money. The
father, not relishing the-touch, took
the telegram homo tc the mater, who
read as follows: "Had my leg pulled.
Broke. Send me fifty by wire. " Tho
good old mother was startled. "My
poor Doy," she moaned. "He must
have been in ono of those cable car
things. Send him a hundred, father,
and toll him to get tho boat dootor
in the- city;"-Lonisvillo Oourior
Color Bllndner.s. - .-j
It has- been scientifically Qp?ft
that a woman's color porception;;j^e^
exceeds tho|;of a mau, wh?e'!.&?nyv! na
Sl?Jt?Stf??^ ' of BmolI?r
ts for much
:'gl\ ?ood tasto in the
THE FIGHTING GURKHAS.
bout the Heh Who Win ISo?
. Battles In India.
thas, to whoso valor wo owo
the Iud i un frontier, aro
>f death in nuy shape or
the instinct of instant and
iqucationing obedience to orders
jmS euporiors, and take an actual .and
lysioal delight ia lighting. It is a
miar error to supposo that they aro
chout casto. There aro about thir
teen different caste* among them, and
several sub-division in each caste. But
;jw', lexi .serving in British regiments and
|WhiJ[e ph a campaign, Gurkhas do not
iidioyr'their caste system to interfere
?[their comforts, and will eat ami
ile? freely with Europeaua and
among themselves. . They have no ob
jection to taking a pull at a British
soldiery's flask, and will sharo n "oha
.p^?j^ith. the ?nost menial camp-fol
wk^l They will gladly take a cigar
Oil tobacco from a European, but ou DO
account must a mau of one caste smoko
in tho ooinpnuy of another.
AU Gurkhas trace their desoont from
tho Rajputs, of Central India, tho
Tlihppas and Gurungs especially claim
ing to have the bluest Hindu blood in
India running in their veins. They
haAfPeJho-wevor, intermarried for gon
s have ono physical peculiar -
ir stature is below tho aver
they do not wear beards,
mustaches, in spite of much
r attain a luxuriant growth/
casual observera Gurkha reg
iment appears to consist of boys, not
men. It is on record that when Lord
Roberts was marching through tho
Kurrara, tho Pathau women and chil
dren came out to jeer at the striplings
whom he was leading, ns.it seemed, to
their certain death, and they only
changed their opinion, when, largely
owing to tho heroism of these samo
Gurkhas, the Afghan army aro driven
headlong from the Peiwar Ko ta!.
The colonel of a distinguished regi
ment used to tell a story of a Pathau
who had traveled a long distance to
get a glimpse of tho terrible soldiers
thar, had defeated his countrymen.
When ho saw the little boyish-looking
Gr has standing guard at tho Bala
] . s? -, he committed ?m?ojrlo. "for verv
1 at least- P. oil ! b e
the St?ry- <u Ate ?ilavd
?vhon asked to explain the
fr?senos of tho dead body.
Tho investigations'of Nenki havo
'led him to coueludo that tho brno will
'.whenr^lravill be possible to re
5 4V5*li^or^p-organisms from food.
ie question whether their
jjfssary for tho normal pro
lion, ho presents reasons
I that it is not, this eon -
' based on the following
fornido.':\-The. aoid of tho stomach
*^pfV?W?b.^?u^j?ity of the mioro-or
jraoisinp, SA .. ?^pm'aH iroVjub?r, <>j?%*.p~
J tf..;; .;f "wiV . tt?i food
ir. cc,?'. ?iai, tract. lu th e 'small
theil- action is confined to
^composition- of the oarbohy
formatiou of, lactic and
ni cobol , etc.1' It is Only
ntestiuo that the de co in
timen s and tho formation
dies, and of tho different
eir influence, take place,
.To Jail For
M. Tibbs, a full-blooded
Zulu; whp?-_aoknowl edged no home
and wno was dialed before a Cincin
nati Judge tho other'day, was sen
teuced and' imprisoned because he
would not have his hair out.
This is the first case on record
.where [a nf?u of much hirsuteness
sacrificed his liborty for his locks.
But Tibbs is a Zulu, and hair to the
Zulus is saosftd, Tho head adornment
of Tibbs stood in tho air six inches |
above his scalp, and when ho looked
too long upon the wine that is red his
hair never tunned nor .wilted, but
lifted itself ersct in open, defiance of
. Tho technical.ol
Jnstico Ber2 1
and to hnvj
e, ncoording to
too much hair,
e bronze gontle
sent to tho Cin
Tibbs vows ven
bf vengeance he
will wreak ui>on l^jr jailers romains to
be seen. J, -r$
A Few Vn\ jidromes.
'I ho palindromist
io'.v'.ug dist of
some p?j; ^
.bib, bob, t
fled? did, ccciv
gig, gagn*. J?*
otto,pap, peep, r"
refer, repaper, re\'
sexes, shahs, tat,
leads us to ask:
name is eqiif
to the aboveji
mark to Evo,
us the fol
) is, also
but the way
io. It is a
' for it gives
ffl?hn taken in ?
with^V injury to
;ai^'Nand it answers ?he
aprmeat. coffee and<w,! ?'?**'*'?^f?filft''
This is the way to ?. o i t : ?9$& i
es first in the prepareL':'''-^4?&?*
lumps of sugjjdrvln ?
ray t.> ?.'.fifi uftei
t- yobi'id) ifflLi ij?M
? t?; &M
fp; break into $fis twoi
two-thirds ful)?irwith hot
add the ca?e? and there
would l>8 invaluable
_'J??sx - . . : ...
ENORMOUS PRODUCTIVE POWER OF
THE UNITED STATES.
All EuropeConccrnod In the Giant Stride?
Which Auiuricu Is BXaklufc Toward;
Baizing the Lion's -Sitare In tho Tindo
of tlie World-Koinarkat>lo Statistics.'
Tho New York correspondent of tho j
Sheffield Telegraph is greatly ira-'
pressed with tho ovidences that abound'
bf entire coutideuco in tho fiscal policy |
bf the adniinistrotidn of President Mc-'
?Kinley and in tho ultimate stability of;
thu conditions of revived prosperity.
Writing under date of Decombor ll tho
correspondent informs his English;
readers of tho extraordinary progress1
made in tho internal and foreign trade1
of tho United States under tho Protcc-j
tivo system. Twenty years ago dur! !
exports of manufactured commoditiosi j
amounted to only about SI00.000.000,11
and iu 1889, just prior to tho enact
ment of tho McKinley tariff, these ox-;
ports had increased less thou $10,000,-!
000, the tptal being thou $138,075,570.'
In tho fiscal year of 1897 tho figures!
had increased to ?227,285,391, being!
nearly 20 lier cent, of our total exports j
If to this wo should add the product.of I
our mines, forests, and fisheries- - in-j
clading canned goods-all of whichJ
employ in their production moro or?
less skilled American labor, wo should!
have an aggregato probably exceeding;
one-third of our total exports.
The freo trade readers of tho Shef
field newspaper aro further informed,
that "tho world is only beginning to
have evidence of thc enormous produc
tive power of tho United States." Tho
correspondent then quotes Mr. Mul
hall, the English statistician, as fol
*'Thero is a decided tendency in tho
trade of the United States to open up
new channels in other parts of tho
world than Europe. There is an ex
ception ns regards Germany, with
which country commercial relations
have made striking progress in ten
years, tho ratio of increase of trade
being 45 por cent. Tho increase bf
trado with Europe has been only 12
per cent., while with other parts of
tho world i* has been 28 per cent.
Ibo declining <.';o of trado with Groat
H.'jkait' V:?.?LL' :e: ery remarkable. In
1?7L i ? tho liol ii v.* auntly stood for
45 per cent, of Abie ;"'?... - *n trade of the
United States, but t!ieV.\'<??" fell to 40
per cent, in 1882-8(1, i.-v ' .> 35 per
cent in 1892-96. . Whcu ill .'"?ar in !
mind tho free trado policy 1' . >',e.at j
Britain, and tho similarity oi lu'i.;?i': ;e-i
md raco of tho two countries, th'; de
stine of trade is phenomenal, st. .ug '
that it is coeval with au incroase of
ilealings with Germany. Al} tho
South American Republics hnvo opeued
ap so many 'new chaunels of trado ?
within tho last ten y ear a between 'tera,
lorthern and southern portions of m
*.TriK-Ic;*n - "i'r ?int ?j|?r*.?-?W*rTJailI
. ?v.'.i- o' Wi ?^. ?.v?itiuwrd their deal
ings with; tho United Statics, while the
trade between 'Great Britain and
South America has risen only 20 per
cent, in the same time. 1 Ten years
ago British trade exceeded that of the
United States in South America by 49
per cent.; at pres eut the the excess is
only 21 per cent., which sho\ys that
before long tho bulk of South Ameri
san trade will bo carried oh with tho
Attention is called to the equally
surprising showing for tho internal
trade of tho United States. It 1* nino
times as great as tho amount of inter
mungo with foreign countries. it .
rose forty-nine per cont. In the inter
val of fourteen years; from 1830 to
18?V1-, tho increase of population hav
ing been thirty-six per cent. The de
velopment of national resources is
still more striking. "If we count tho
working years," says' Mr. Mulhall,
"as three hundred days tho internal
irado will bo fonud to average forty
bight million dollars daily, while ex
Lornal commerco is "little over five
millions. Moreover, internal trado
progresses much faster, having risen
forty-nine per cent. since 1889,
whereas foreign trade is hardly ten
per ceut. higher."
It interests Sheffield to know that
our exports oT iron and steil manu
factures hnvo moro than doubled in
value since 1890, in opito of the de
jreaso in tho unit of value. The same
is true of our exports of leather goods,
which in tho year ending Juno 30,
1897, reached a value of $20,000,000.
rho" value of bicycles jumped from
51,898,012 in 189? to $7,005,323 in
All this must be extremely interest
ug.df not altogether gratifying, to the
?reat iron and steel and machinery in
cests of Sheffield, and tho fact that
nformation of this charactor is eagerly
lought and conspicuously displayed
jy the British newspapers Bhows with'
vhot keeu watchfulness tho unparal-j
eled industrial and trado develop-)
jypts in the United Statos are being
El abroad. All Europe is vitally cou
d *:.? oho giant strides making in
Fnitod States toward seizing upon
on's share of trade in tho world's
ets. The interest and astonish -
will bo still greater when a show
ng is made of yet heavier increases
joth in foreign and internal trade in
;he moro prosperous fiscal year end
ng with June 30, 1898.
is a shocking statis o'
Dingley law. Wo ??lull .. J a
irmiug statistics in tho
ninnie. Wo refer to thoso
cy is to return to tho colon
and become in commerce
r.bjec.ts. Tho revenue has
;? fi '.-int: tho month at a'
fed!.. ? on*j**'?;illiou dolli
ie p rep?rate?" v '?
JRttt exhausted, am
iii.. - -Brooklyn (N.
.- WHAT THE PEOPLEr.fc, r EC T.
That Congress "Will l'n>;cct Aincrlc. :i Tj,.
duBtry on thu Ocean.
Among ibo monsures ' tho people
have n right to expect of thia session
Congress is sn act to promoto tho
shipping interests of tho country, nhd
to give to American industry on tho
ocean tho same protection that is given
There is apparently no great dif??
sui ty in the way of ?-providing tho de
sired legislation. Tho Republican par
ty is nob divided on that issuo us it is
on tho money 'question. A ma jori ly in
tho Sonate favors it ns well an a major
ity in the Tfouse. ft is even probable
that several Democrats from tho dia
conat Staten would support it. i',\iu-y
prospect of tho situation is th reforjo
favorable for the enactment >.?;' a com
I prehensivo measure of tho hind, ami
thcro will boa widespread popular dis
appointment if tho session closes with
. In tho aggregate tho amount of tri
buto paid by tho United States lo
foreign countries for ocean shipping is
enormous. According to the estimates
of experts on tho subject wc are at
presc::t paying at tho rate of $300,
900,000 a year for snell transportation.
As our exports increase tho freight
will increase, and a large proportion ot
tho profits of our expanding industries
v. ill thus bo carried io foreign lands
despite tho protection given lo them
by tho I riff.
Tbs sue . r.ji? oh wi i iV4.h?hoards
of trade:: and bunin! i . . ' . ..uuim j u?
throughout the" country should
Petitions should bc sent to Congress
urging the enactment of such legisla
tion at this session. American ships,
manned by American sailors and Hying
tho American flag, should carry Amer
ican goods to tho nations of tho world.
It is folly to pay to foreigners an enor
mous tribute when by developing our
shipping industry as wo have developed
other industries we can savo thc money
for the enrichment of our own people
and tho increase of tho commercial
prestige of our nation.-San Francisco
XXero mu? T?tere.
A riai?.vc That r.?ttft !?? ttcjit.
"What use? is protection if American
rails are sold in India?" "Do wo
ncod a tariff when wc can export tin
plate and trolley outfits?" Granting'
that such talk has a plausible sound,
it is dangerous ami disorganizing..
Certain articles can be mado hero
better and cheaper than they can bo
produced abroad. Each year will seo
i longer list of such manufactured
produc?s. The enterprise of ocr
people, tho superiority of our ma
chinery, thc cheapness of our trans
portation, the system of international
patent, rights will help us to gam on
our rivals in many branches of indus
try. T?nt it is not tho policy of tho
Republican party to ?c^eiL the wool
grower, the rice planter, the iron
miner, tho coal producer, or the lum
berman. Even if the factories of tho
sea-coast outgrow the need of protec
tion, tbero are vast arcas in which tho
unrestricted competition of tho Merci
3an poon or tho West Indian coolie,
would bo severely felt.
"Protection to American industries"
ts a promiso that must pay ono
hundred cents on tho dollar, ft does
not mean that the tariff is lo ba thrown
overboard as soon as a few men of Ibo
Carnegie type have made their for
tunes. lt does not mean that tho
people of the agricultural and mining
??inmnnities aro to be wheedled with
?v fow words, and thrtn informed Min
they cnn fight, tho'batUe wivaout an*
of tho protection which their vote
lielped to win for Lowell and Pitt
burg. Tho costly experience
Great Britain in Bnoriflojug her ngr
?ulturn^nl^e^^^vould not be 1