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KAD YEAR, upon,
wliosoblcr I lean!
Dead Year, whose
sheeted features lie
Half-formless In the
You brouRht such Joys, such sorrows keen,
Such m Inr, led pain and ecstasy,
T cannot lightly let you ko;
Hut pause awhile to shed a tear
That you should He so low, old Year.
How blithe you were when first we net!
A flying chorus round you sunc
The snowdrops poeped to see you pass.
And whei e your hasty foot you set
Deep violets and field daisies hung
Their trembling blossoms on tlio grass;
And hope, with swiftly-moving wing.
You brought to make eternal spring.
A grass-green klrtle next you wore.
And gathered wlld-llowers In the wood.
Sweet odors alt around you stole
Torth from the challeo that you bore.
.Knee-deep In tangled brakes you stood:
The red sun cast an aurcolo
About your golden head, old Year,
And that glad vision brought mo cheer.
Then with a sheaf of ripened grain
Xald closo against Your heaving breast.
And crowned with purple grapes, you
2 marked the brown and stubby plain,
J marked the forest's waving crest,
With tufts and branches all aflame.
With every feature grown more dear,
I l7ed you dally more, old Year.
At last the solemn winter laid
Its diamond crown upon your brow;
The leieles hung on tho eaves;
And deep within the beechen glado
IVio bare trees in tho Mast did bow
Their heads ail shorn of crisp, brown
"You taught mo how old ago might be
Made grand by simple majesty.
Now garbed and silent for tho tomb.
You He before me still and white.
AVith burning teari 1 say: "Good-by,"
And take from out the darkened room
Tho happy hopes that once w ere bright,
In guise of tender memory.
"What most was precious cannot die.
Old Year, although so low you lie!
Curtis May. In Youth's Companion.
-and Yonne were in
the library with their mother. Add
the ageb of the three and you will have
just :;o years. The last the little one
was only eight, the second nine, but
the eldest, who was 13, restored the
equilibrium and made the average ten
years a head.
It was tho 2d of January, and the
room was filled with great picture
books with gilded edges, with dolls and
with toys. Martha, tho eldest, seated
on a cushion, looked at a book posed on
.her mother's knee. The knees of a
mother serve as a tabic, a chair or a
refuge to little girls; even when they
grow big, very big, they are not
ashamed to climb them perhaps when
they wish to tease and does their
mother ever find them too heavy?
The second daughter was counting
the plates of a wonderful porcelain din
ger bet, which she had spread upon tb.3
floor. It was no longer a full set, how
ever, for she had broken three of the
plates since morning.
The little one, instead of playing,
sulked in a corner. Why does she sulk
on the 2d of January? It is not natural,
with all these beautiful surroundings.
Ami the other two sisters are listening
to every noise outside, and start toward
the door when the bell rings. Can they
bo hoping for more gifts?
Yes; a gift which they long for most
evidently, which they have seen in their
dreams for two weeks, a gift promised
"them by a friend who has known them
all their lives, who loves them with all
A little while beforo New Year's ho
had called them to him and said:
" Whatshall I give you for New Year's?"
They had expected the question and
Jiad an answer ready. With one voice
and as one man they made answer:
An indestructible doll!"
"An indcstructiblo doll?" he repeat
ed. "I will remember it. You shall
each have your indestructible doll."
"Oh, no!" cried Jeanne, "they would
be too small; we want one, only one,
but iisbig one, as tall as this, as tall as
"But are there any?"
"Yes, indeed; wervc seen them."
"And you will all play with the same
"Yes," replied Martha, the eidest, "r
shall be grandmother, Jeanne the
mother and Yvonne the aunt."
"What a charming family! You shall
have your indestructible doll, my dears,
us tall as this, early in the morning, on
.New Year's day."
But on New Year's day, neither in the
morning or the evening, did the inde
structible doll arrive.
"It seems to bo the invisible doll, uot
the indcstructiblo doll," said their
mother, who her&elf felt the chagrin
anil disappointment of her children.
How could the good friend have forgot
ten them so? It was extraordinary fot
him. If he were still in Paris she might
-write to him and say: "Is it possible
rycu arc keeping the doll to play wilJi?"
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But he had gone to spend New Year's
day with his mother In the country.
But as Jeanne on this 2d of January
broke her fourth plate the bell rang.
Martha left her book, Jeanne her din
ner set, Yvonne her corner, and nil
three in a row waited anxiously. The
good friend appeared. They rush at
him, embracing him, perhaps a little
absent-mindedly, looking all around
him. Of course he has the baby; per
haps he is dragging it by a limb. No,
he is alone quite alone; nothing In his
pockets, nothing behind him.
Martha and Jeanne, being big girls,
made faces, but did not dare to cry, but
the little one, who had not yet ac
quired a respect for conventionalities,
could not help it and began: "And the
"Well, are you pleased with it? Is it
Astonished and perplexed, they look
at him; at their mother, who says:
"Your baby must have stopped on the
way, for she has not arrived. You don't
know what a life these children have
"What? I bought her day before yes
terday evening, and they promised to
send her yesterday morning."
"You must have given the wrong ad
dress." "Not nt all."
"Then there is some mistake."
"Probably. Give me half an hour,
children, and I will bring your baby
back again, dead oralive."
He fled. Tho smiles returned to the
children's faces. Y'vonnc pouted no
longer, but helped Jeanne to break her
plates. Ten minutes elapsed, then an
other ring at the bell. The good friend
could not have returned so soon; it was
probably some visitor. No, the maid
entered and said: "There is a man who
wishes to speak to madame."
"What docs he want?"
"He did not say, but it seemed to be
something vcrv important."
"Where is he?"
"In the reception room."
"Very well. I will speak to him."
She rose, went out of the parlor,
leaving the door open, nnd advanced
toward the sfranger who was waiting
there. He was a man of 40 years, with
a sweet, sad smile, his bearing was
"What do j-ou wish? What have you
to say to me?"
"Madame, I want to explain to you,
but it will be a little long."
"Go on, I am listening."
So, with a trembling voice, which
gradually grew stronger, speaking
quickly, very quickly, as if he were in a
hurry to get through:
"Madame, lost year at this time I was
clerk in a banking house. My salary
enabled me to live and support my wife
and two little girls, and as the house in
which I worked seemed prosperous,
nnd the greater part of the employes
placed their sav ings there, I did as they
did. I gave all my savings and 3,000
francs which I had invested. In the
course of the year the house stopped
payments, dismissed its employes and
closed its doors. I had lost not only
what I possessed, but also my place."
He stopped, took breath, and with his
ejes lowered, twisted his soft hat with
nervous fingers, nnd continued: "
was desperate, but no one has a right to
allow himself to be discouraged when
he has a wife and little children. I be
gan to look for another place. Alas, I
could not And one. Everywhere they
said to me: 'Times are hard just now,
we have too many employes, come later
and wo will see. I came later, to have
the same reply. What could I do? I
was obliged to hide it all from my wife,
for she was very sick with consump
tion she died last month "
Mme. X. still standing, leaned against
a desk a few steps away from the man
who was speaking and listened without
much emotion. His story resembled
all others usually retailed by the needy,
the private beggars. She was tempted
to say: "There, that will do it tires
jne to stand up and listen to you. How
much do you want? Five francs I sup
pose! Here it is." But she did not, for
this unknown man inspired her with a
sort of unreasoning sympathy, and
then the three little girls, finding the
parlor door open nnd seeing their
mother in tho reception-room had come
out nnd were leaning against each
other looking with all their eyes and
listening with all their ears. So she
did not dare, before her littlo girls, to
interrupt this poor man nnd send him
away too abruptly. It was one of her
principles that children ought to be
taught while very yeung, to be charita
ble and listen patiently to the com-
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plaints of unhappy people. The man
"My last resources were exhausted
by my wife's illness, and I was so un
happy that I did not, know anything
and did not hope for anything. It is
f.till more pitiful you see, madame, at
this time of year, because the streets
and the brilliant stores have such an
rir of festivity. At each step you meet
people carrying flowers, candy, pres
ents; and all the toy stores with their
playthiDgs! Oh! It was that above
everything else which made me sick nt
heart! All these playthings nnd my
children would not have even one of
them! More than that, several days
before her death, my wife, with her
eyes resting on her little girls, mur
mured in my car: 'I shall not live until
the New Year. You will give them
some pretty New Year's presents for
me, will you not?"
As he said these last words, the long
repressed tears escaped their bounds,
and fell down his cheeks. AtlastMmc.
X. was moved, she no longer leaned
carelessly on her elbow against the
desk, but was standing up, resting her
hands on the three heads pressed in a
heap against her.
He wiped his tears, and with a
stronger voice, went on with his story.
"If my wife had thought of New Year's
gifts during her lust moments, my
children did not forget them either.
They did not know that I was poor and
miserable. What good would it do to
tell them? Would they have under
stood it? In tho evening when I came
home after a thousand useless attempts
to find a situation, they surrounded me
and said: 'Papa, you will remembcrus
en New Year's day, will you not?' I
leplied: 'Yes, yes, I think of you chil
dren, I always think of you.' Then the
older one, encouraged by my words
and my smiles, said to me one of the
last days of December: 'What wc want,
fcister and I, is a beautiful doll which
we saw the other day. Oh! suchadolK
A very, very large doll. An indestruct
"An indestructible doll! I repeated
the words over and over again, and ic
pvated them all night duringiny sleep."
Martha, Jeanne and Yonne, after his
mention of the indestructible doll, lis
tened more attentively than ccr, si
lently pressing their little hands to
gether with excitement.
"It was .seeral dajs afterwards,"
continued the unknown man, "that I
was returning for the tenth time from
an employment oflice, when some one
told me that X, the great toy dealer,
wanted more hands to deliver pack
ages and offered good wages. I did not
hesitate about applying, and was ac
cepted. And all day long, as well as
evening, I was truieling about to cery
quarter of Paris. I liked it far better
than staying in the stores, where the
sight of the toys, the parents and the
children who came to choose, made me
sadder and sadder. All day long I car
ried the toys, in my hands, by nrmfuls,
on my back, but they were all done up
in parcels and tied, so I did not see. I
was more hopeful then, for I would re
cche my wages at the end of the month,
they would add a little gift, and I could
buy my girls, if not the large doll which
they desired, at least a smaller one.
"On the 31stof Deccmberthey told me
nt the store that they could not pay un
til the first days of January. The firm
was too busy with receiving money to
DOLL," I REPEATED.
"How could I live until pay day?
And the New Year's gifte? To wake
up on the 1st of January with no
money in the house and nothing, noth
ing for the children! I did not have
courage to wait for them, for I dreaded
their New Year's greetings and their
kisses would make me sick on that day
for the first time. I went very early in
the morning before they waked up.
with a sort of feverish despair,
and for a longtimelwalked the streets.
At eight o'clock I went to the store
where I thought they might have some
presents for mo to carry to other chil
dren. Yes, they gave me a very heavy
load of them. I had taken several bun
dles and there were still threo to be
taken two in my quarter, and one far
ther off here in this street, where I was
to deliver the largest package, which
was an enormous one. I had Ilad no
breakfast, and I thought I would go
home to get a little to cat, without let
ting the children see me. I entered to
find that the two little rooms which I
occupied in a basement at the foot of a
court, were empty. A neighbor bad
taken my children out to amuse them.
So, as tho large bundle was very heavy,
I put it down in a corner, t,o take it
again soon, whrn I should have carried
the other two in tlfc neighborhood.
Half an hour af terwnrd on my return, I
heard cries of joy. I entered nnd my
children rushed to me and kissed me.
The older one exclaimed in the midst of
her kisses: 'Thank you, dear papa,
thank you!' And thelittleone: 'Thank
you, papa, thank you! Thank you?
For what? And while I was wondering
for what they could thank me me, who
had given them nothing, they ran into
tho next room and came back with a
magnificent doll an indestructible
dolll Oh! heavens! I understood then!
They had come in during my absencj
and seen in the corner the bundle I
had laid down. It was the shape of the
large doll of their dreams, and they
thought it was my New Year's gift.
They had undone the parcel and were
toon in possession of the doll. I ought
to have snatched it from their hands,
crying: 'That is not for you it is not
for you. It does not belong to us. It is
for some other little girls.' But they
w ere so happy! Oh! If you had seen
their joy! With what big eyes they
looked at their baby and devoured her
with caresses. I did not have the cour
age to take her away from them. I
w ent out, I was saved. I wanted to run
to the store nnd say: 'You owe me
money, give mo a large doll instead.'
Then I would have carried it to you,
madame, for I had read your name on
f the package. But I could neither speak
to the owner nor to the cashier, they
were so busy just at that moment, and
then, I was afraid. I was really afraid.
This morning I decided to come and tell
you all about It confess everything.
Madame, I beg of you not to complain
of me at the store. They know nothing
about it and think you have received it.
I have the reputation always of being
on honest man. I shall get my pay in a
few days, and I will swear to you that
I will bring you a doll exactly like the
one which my children kept in per
fect innocence, I assure you."
The door bell rang. It wns the good
friend back again. "They say positive
ly," said he, "that the doll was sent yes
"That is true," said the mother.
"Well, where is she then?"
"In the hands of some little girls not
quite .so fortunate as these. Isn't that
it, Martha, Jeanne, Yvonne?"
The eldest answered: "Yes, we have
given it away," and the two little ones
echoed: "We have given it away."
Andalltogethertheyru.shed from the
room, to return a few moments later
with the dinner set, which they thrust
upon the father, saying: "Give this
to your little girls from us."
The good friend understood nothing
of all this. Afterward, when they told
him the story, he looked up the man's
references, and finding them excellent,
he gave him work.
And he gave to his little friends an
other indestructible doll. For, al
though it is well to teach children to do
good, they ought not to regret having
done it; not until later will they learn
that one gives doubly when one makes
The two indestructible dolls have
neither heads nor legs now but that
only verifies this story. Translated
from the French by Annie E. Gardner
for Springfield (Mass.) Ilepubliean.
LOOKING AT THt PAST.
Think of the l'lfumnt Tlilngi, the Kind
Word and I. ovine Deeds Tim Nued of
Of the mistakes of life we read: "Ex
emption ftrom mistakes is not the privi
lege of mortals: and the man who, on
diseovering his errors, acknowledges
and corrects them, is scarcely less en
titled to our esteem than if he had not
erred." We believe the kind Father in
Heaven looks with loving compassion
on the struggles of poor, weak human
ity, helping and commending every
honest effort toward using past failings
as warnintrs and KafpirimnlK imltwincr
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better living in time to come.
L.ieh passing year is sure to have
brought its trials, its griefs and disap
pointments to many hearts; so the dis
couraged, sighing retrospective view is
not the wise, healthful way of regard
Take the second nnd better way of
looking at the past. Ask the old year
what the entire record has been. Ile
vicw the bright things, the kind words
you tried to speak, the visitations made
in homes of sorrow, the various little
deeds of charity willingly performed.
Over against some sins of omission,
set a bit of work done here and there
for the benefit of those needing your
help. There need be no over sclf-grat-ulution
in doing this. One good deed
helps on another, and self-encouragc-ment
is often sorely needed. Alone with
memory there need be no reluctance to
do one's self justice on the good, the
winning side of life's complicated re
quirements. If there have been days
of sharp sorrow to contemplate, remem
ber the helps kindly sent, the sustain
ing promises of Scripture, the tender
ministrations of friends, and, above all,
the sure hope of Heaven.
Take all consolation possible along
the entire line. Make retrospection
something to strengthen hope and to
stimulate courage. The whole scene is
to close before long. And when the end
ia reached, the tired feet and weary
brain are usually full ready for the rest.
Then it will be the motives, the honest
intentions actuating the entire past,
that will weigh with our just and mer
ciful Judge. Christian Work.
To the New Year.
One song for thee, New Year'
One universal prayer:
Teach us- all other teachlnc far nivft
T hl"rk hat ben"n the idnllof
To slay ad hatred strife.
And live tho larger life!
To bind the wounds that bleed,
To lift the fallen, lead the blind
As only Love can lead
To 11 vo for all mankind!
Teach us, New Year, to bo
Free men among the free
Our only master Duty; with no trot
Save one -our Maker-moiirchsS the nod -Teach
us, with all Its llrhfItne80J!
Its day, its night,
Its grief. Its gloom.
Its heart-beats trer-.ulous.
Its beauty and lts''oloom
God made the world for us!
A DEADHEAD TRIP.
As soon a the message was off my mind
I left tho burdens of state behind;
I packed up my traps expeditiously
And sailed away on tho wintry sea;
I sailed away for a week of fun.
For to hunt the duck with decoy and gun.
O, winds may ,weep o'er tho ruffled
And tho big waves go on a bender, O!
But I'll never refuse the Joy of a cruise
Aboard a government tender, O!
Her larder and locker are full of stuff;
There's birds and venison, grog and duff,
A goodly cargo of catcs and stores
For a venturous trip to theTar Heel shores;
There's a tlmo to talk nnd a time to think,
IJut on'the sea you must eat and drink.
O, tho sea may boll and the sailors
And tho squalls go on a bender, OI
But wo cheerily skip on a D. II, trip
Aboard a government tender, O!
I'm the favorite son and heir of luck,
Which Is why I expect to trap the duck,
By windless Inlet, by land-hedged sound,
I know tho spots where the fowls are
They rush In bevies to my decoy,
They Jump to my gun with pride and Joy.
For they understand that I'm great and
Tho nation's strong defender, O!
With a streaming eye they come and
When they sight the government ten
I love to steam over the watery way.
So free and easy, with nothing to pay;
The dolphins sing, the porpoises toot.
And tho big whales snort a glad salute.
And not a fish In tho ocean great
But trembles beneath the Fon of Fate.
O, tho sea may boll and 'tho sailors
And the squalls go on a bender, Ol
But cheerily I skip on a D. II. trip
Aboard a government tender, O!
-N. Y. Sun (Dem.).
SILENT ON THE REVENUE.
1 he rreldeut' aiciaago Avoided the Molt
At the time of the cnactnicnt of the
Wilson-Gorman tariff law now in force,
President Cleveland' denounced it as al
together unsatisfactory, and as involv
ing "party perfidy and party dishonor."
In the message recently read to congress
he applauds that tariff as positively ben
eficent. Th present tariff has been in opera
tion for a period of 15 months. Itwcnt
into effect under exceptionally favora
ble conditions. In the expectation of
large reductions of duties under the
new law, merchants had imported only
such amount of dutiable goods as were
absolutely necessary, and the result
was that when the Wilson-Gorman net
became a law there were enormous im
portations, and, according to the prom
ises of its framers, there ought to have
been a great increase in customs re
ceipts. But instead of this there was
a falling off in revenue. Under the. first
15 months of the McKinley law the re
ceipts were $451,299,201, and under the
last 15 months, $399,CG1,500, while dur
ing the same period under the present
law the receipts were $373,790,646.
There have been only two months in the
entire history of this law in which it
did not produce a regular monthly defi
cit. The total deficit, including both
internal revenue and customs receipts,
has been approximately, $72,000,000.
This is the result of. a law which Mr.
Cleveland commends in contrast with
the McKinley law, which produced not
only sufficient revenue to meet all the
expenses of the government, but also a
The expenditures of the government
under the present administration have
exceeded tho receipts by $127,927,254.
During the same period the bonded in
debtedness has been increased by $102,
315,400, ostensibly for the purpose of
preserving tho greenback redemption
fund. The estimated expenditures sub
mitted in the annual book of estimates
for 1897 show an increase over the esti
mates for 1890 of more than $10,500,000,
and nearly $21,000,000 over the appro
priations made by the last congress for
tho current year. The supreme ques
tion of the hour is ns to how the grave
financial emergency thus presented
shall be met how revenue adequate to
tho needs of the government shall be
provided? But as to this matter of
dominant national concern Mr. Cleve
land makes no suggestion whatever.
From the beginning to the end of his
message not one word of recommenda
tion is offered concerning it.
But amazing as this omission on the
part of the president certainly is, it is
not more astonishing than his refusal
to recognize plain and obvious facts
when they conflict with his personal
opinions. Thus, in face of the figures
showing that the McKinley tariff pro
duced ample revenue for all the pur
poses of government, he declares that it
was "inefficient" for that purpose.
Then, with the tame persistent con
tempt of the truth of history, he
charges all the industrial depression
and distress, the monetary derange
ments and the embarrassments of the
treasury, of the last two years or more,
to the greenbacks and treasury notes!
It has often been claimed for Mr. Cleve
land that he is a man of courage. If
obstinate adherence to opinions which
have nothing in reason or fact to sup
port them is an evidence of courageous
character, then the president's intrep
idity is undoubted. But to most people
his treatment of the financial and in
dustrial questions will, we suspect, be
regarded as neither honest nor coura
geous. It displays rather the audacity
of the arrogant and headstrong man
who believes himself to be the one wise
man in all the world. Leslie's Weekly.
CTTho belated and disappointing re
port of the secretary of tho treasury
shows perfect accord between Mr. Car
lisle and President Cleveland, not only
as to tho ills that afflict tho treasury
but also as to tho final and only com
plete remedy for them. The secretary
also upholds the president in the asser
tion that spasmodic and menacing ex
haustion of the gold reserve is not due
to decline in income from customs re
ceipts or nny other source, and he main
tains that, although there will be a def
icit of $17,000,000 for the current fiscal
year, next year thcro will be a surplus
of nearly $7,000,000. Unfortunately,,
Mr. Carlisle's sanguine former prophecy
on this head has not been fulfilled.-,
POLICY OF THEREPUBLlCANs
To Make Foreign Production, p
tho Revenue. ""'
The president of the republic ,
though cognizant of tho fact that W
nation's finances are in a deolo v
condition, the expenses of the sror
ment running from $40,000,000 tn'
000,000 a year above the rev, '
makes no suggestion of relief b , 13
pantly declares that the only jn f lp"
which we are suffering is that ofJ?
legal tender notes issued by the Jr
ernment between the vears ice
18G4. 16C1 "M
Although tho president has failed k
the performance of a manifest dtaS
there should be no hesitation on 17
part of Jhe republicans in the housed
representatives. They should nottrem
ble or falter in the face of the sentW
which made Grovcr Cleveland rrS
dent in 1692. The people have bT.
tremendous majority, reversed thefr
own action of that year. They W
proclaimed their error in tone 0f
thunder and they expect the republic,
an house of representatives, which thu
elected a year ago, to carry outthepij;
of protection to American industries.
which is the foundation stone of repib!
licanlsm in America to-day. Proser!
tive duties may not be advisable. Eat
established by the McKinley tariff 0j
1892 may not be suitable at thbtfta
but notably the agricultural schedule
calls for an advance in rates. Restore
tho duties upon wool, hay, barley.em,
potatoes and upon the other product,
oi our Canadian neignoors, the impor
tation of which into this country ha
sorved to bankrupt tho America
Kevenue must be raised, and vvhynot
raise it by making the foreign pro
duccr pay his portion? There should
not be the slightest hesitation on tie
part of the republican house of repre
sentatives. Neither should there be
the slightest reticence on the part ol
the jimembers of the house nor on tie
part of the speaker in stating what
the republican policy will be. The
first sign of weakness on the part of the
republican party in not supporting
the policy of protection to Americaa
industries with all the fervor which
should come from so grand a populsr
verdict ns has been recorded would
sweep the republicans from pener
more rapidly and with greater com
pleteness than was the democracy at
the last two general elections. Albsry
FREE TRADE CLOTHING.
It I Being Imported In Large Quantity
aud l'oor Quality.
When the democratic tariff bill wa
passed we were told that it would bene
fit the workingman by enabling him to
purchase good, honest, well-made, all
wool English goods at the same pricu
that he had been paying to Americas
manufacturers for the low-grade shod
dy clothes ho was then buying.
We have a few samples, just received,
of some woolens the English are now
fending us. While the goods are sight
ly and well finished and admirablv cal
culated in appearance to deceive, yet
of all the disreputable, worthless, rot
ten stuff ever sent to this country,
these samples show that Yorkshire U
now taking the unquestioned lead.
After paying duties these goods can
be landed here at a few cents less than
sound, honestly-made American goods
and consequently they are bought arJ
cut up into garments. What benefit
the American public will derive fron
buying such fraudulent stuff, however,
is problematical unless the esperi
ence obtained be of value.
These arc the goods which aremadc,
according to our Bradford correspond
ent, of linsey (old rags, largely cotton)
tit 1 1-0 cents per pound, as stated m
page 242 of the American Econonist
of November 22. In a letter just re
ceived from Bradford we arc informed
that business there is better than it ha
been for 30 years, and that many mill?
have American orders ahead to rai
them for a year. We may be assured,
therefore, of receiving large additionO
quantities of this worthless rubbisl
with which the democratic party de
sires to clothe the American people.
All interested parties are invited to call
and inspect these samples of free-trade
clothing. American Economist.
COMMENT AND OPINION.
ETThe wild f owTdTe, but the govern
ment at Washington survives! Alter
C7The present administration h
been a hard one for ducks and den"
crats. N. Y. Sun (Dem.).
Krllistory will say of Cleveland ffcrt
he hunted more ducks and disgustrf
more democrats than any other pre51"
dent. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
ETThe president is apparently deter
mined to throw all the responsibility
for complications between this country
and Great Britain over the VecezM
question upon congress. He eM
have followed the same course in respe
to Hawaii. Cleveland Leader.
CSpcakcr Reed is in the chair
house of representatives, and the
mous "Heed rules" of the 51st cocj
have been adopted, temporarily at
without a murmur of opposition- i
"czar" and his common-sense metaow
of legislation have been splendidly
dicated. Troy Times.
crit equally behooves tbe-pT'e
see to it at the next election l
democratic demagogues wUl nol
another chance to perpetrate s
piece of egregious folly as tiavtf
the industries of the country M
prostrated and the national rev
reduced $1,000,000 per weefc K '
penditures authorized by conre
Chicago Tribune. tJ
C3-Iri tho past democratic cort
have repeatedly inflicted grave i tf
upon American interests ia or .
embarrass and annoy republics i
ilntnts. These tactics will ""'jse.
lowed by the majority in ,h(f ' , tb
Patriotism which comprcW1
wliolo country in its scope "l"tft
dominating motives of its u.