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KITTY'S HUSBAND
IL L By Author of "Hetty/1 Etc ,
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CHAPTEIl VII. ( Continued. )
' "Wo'movctl ' away from the window of
the staircase and wont downstairs to
gether.1
1 ' 'You ' don't mind < my laughing ,
dear ? " Meg questioned , utlll with gen
tleness. " 1 didn't mean It. In my
heart I liko. John very much all ex
cept well , all except the opecklcd
b'eard. If I laugh at him somotlmei ) ,
you won't "mind , will you ? It's iny
way I laugh at everything when ono
doesn't laugh one's spirits get co low !
Shall I toll you what mamma IB doing
in the drawing-room ? Bho IB secretly
whispering the good news to every
ono. TCvpry quo Imp CQpig , nnd , p.vory
ono ia duly jiinnroHspd by your goojj
fortune kitty. , Now for the , congratulations
' ' '
lations toh , poor clear , I'p'lty you for
the next few hours ! "
But the ndxt fo\V hours , bad'ns they
were , wcro over at length. ' Tho' ' piano
was silent again p tho'gns in the draw"
ing-room wus turned frugally low * beT
hind the last o { the departing guos.to.
Only John , Jityrtlmer remained behind.
Ho drew mo cloao to him whore ho
Blood , and looked at mo with n ques
tioning , very g'entlo glance. ' '
"You do not regret what you proni-
ised'mo this evening ? " ho queried.
. "Do you .regret what you asked me ? "
I said.
v , i
, Nclthcr question wasi answered. But
v $ were looking eagerly nt ono ain
other , and presently our eyes smiled ,
and that seemed all the answer wo re
quired. " '
"Good night , -Kitty , " said John.
" 'Good night- ! answered ; and ho
bent and kissed me.
John was gone , Aunt Jnno was. Iqok-
ing round , at thotdlsordor of , the , draw
ing-room ! smoothing away the qrcnscs
lii an a'nllniacassar that"ha'dvsu'ffc'rod
' ' ' " ' ' '
ln'th'6 revelry.
"So' we're going to lese ybu , Kilty , "
said U.'nclo Richard , putting his hands
kindly1 upon my shoulders asjt siooU'
up to hidhlni' good night. ' ' '
"Kitty Is very lucky , " said , , Aunt
Jane' , raising her hand to turn the gas. .
still lower. "A home -of her vown at
her ago Is moro than , she cquld reason
ably have hoped for ! "
"I wish you wcro a llttlo older , "
said Uncle Richard , regretfully. ' 'I've
been/tjilklng / to John ho must bo pa
tient'and wait. % Wo can't lut you run
' " ' '
away1'Just yet.
"Let the Child go to bed , Richard , "
Interposed Aur.t' Jane. .
'
"John's a good fellow-Kitty , ' " said
Uncle Richard , In a' hasty but kindly
\vay.s "I hope you'll , brf happy , dear , "
"Thank you , " 1 , eald hurriedly , aud , ,
disappeared. , . , , , ,
Meg had left a novel In the drawing-
room , and sweetly besought mo to re
turn nnd fetch It. I descended , there
fore , after a minute , to the drawlng-
ropp again.
' Aiini Jano1 was speaking : ' Shof'dlU
not see me ; she was too busy arrang
ing the displaced furniture1.
"Waiting Is nonsense , Richard , and
especially in this case. There 'shall
b'd'ho waiting * in the matter. If wo
wait until the winter , Madame Arnaud
will ho In London. If wo wait till then
wo'may wait forever. " "
I had stood for a minute In the d > or-
way ! now I quickly retraced my stops ,
Meg's novel unfouml , my errand , In
deed , forgotten. Aunt Jane's words
wore enlgmatjcal ; but , they left mo
with a heartache. " '
i /
CHAPTER VIII.
Aunt Jane had her way. When , in-
de'euir1 ' yas "Aunt Jane 'over kmWn jb
rertSunco a1 plan she had set hor'-henrt
ort1 ? Sffahifll det < jfml'n ' > ed'rthatJohn ;
and I should he'bdrrled 'wlthju't ' 'delay. '
nnd' tfie1 welgnTIesf icasons weighed as
nothing against her teBolutb-Tdbslrc. j
The plan for summer holidays In
Cor'nw.'iH ' Vas1' * forthwith' tob'Imdoncdf
John's visl't-tb Brittany wai given up-r
' 'undertook thtf business
whlch called him there ; and , before
September was a fortnight old , John
and I wcio married. Aunt Jane had
got rid of me forever got rid of my
hats and gowns and gloves nnd Hhooo
from all future blllH , got rid of the
price of my appetite nt breakfasts ,
lunches , tonn , and dinners henceforth
nnd for evermore.
Wo were married very quietly. I
were a llttlo gray bonnet and gown of
Aunt Jane's choosing , a bonnet and
gown so mature that they seemed to
reprove my 17 years. I had no cake ,
no curds , no wedding breakfast , no
wedding favorn , no rice , ilo satin slip
pers "In every way , " said the girls ,
"It was a hole-and-corner , mean , unro-
mantlc , perfectly dull and detestable
sort of wedding ! "
I never agreed with them. Except
for Aunt Jnnc'H presence , I would not
have had ono circumstance of my wed
ding different. v Evpn the , grlmy , , out-
of-the-way llttlo London church
scorned lovely the only fit church to
bo married In.
Our honeymoon was as prosaic. In
the girls' eyes , as olir wediltng had
been. Wo wont away for two' short
weeks to n qulot llttlo country place
Ibcsldo the sea not a fashionable ro-
norl , but au little outlying suufurlng
lamlct | where John and I were the only
visitors.
1(1
Before September was over wo wcro
nt homo In London at homo for the
llrst tlmo In'my'll'fo. The words had n
SAvedt meaning for mo. Wo had u
small house neat1 liydo Park , near the
larger ; much finer house that John
had taken fdr Madame Arnaud mnd his
.sister. It liiulia homelike look. As wo
droyo up in the gray , misty September
cvpnlng horowns , a lu-lght rayof light
falling across the pavement /roni the
open door ; gaslight shone through the
drawn red , curtains/ one , room down-
. ! } ! ' : - ' ° e' ' ' VPOiw , where no gas
was lighted , .nre.lisjltj was. dancing
gaily ,
( "Are you happ Kl.tty ? " , asked ; John ,
as , a' few mfnutes later , we stood to
gether In tho' pV'cttyJ'firelit'room ' , my
drawlng-roonV'and' I iwln6iV bV hands
about his driiii * " l''i : ' ' J > l
"So haiipy-1' answered1 , "that I am
almost afruld.'V * ' f
"Afraid of what , my dear ? " lib'quea -
tioncd with h'ls slow , grave , tender
smile.
- "I don't knowoof what but afraid.
I don'tt wantithddase to pass , John ; ' I
dfiu. ' . ! ; want aching , tothappon. I think
1 am growing p. coward. 1 am to afraid
of changca'/ „ , , ,
"Wo love ono another" well enough to
trust the future , Kitty. "
I knelt before the fire and held out
' ' '
jny'hands to 1119 welcome'b'lazo. John
jdrow forwArd n cosy thalr and' ' seatfeU
liimself near me , looking about with
au rihso'rvant Hjlance at all the dainty
trappings of the ( room , and looking
stiHoftqnqr , at mo. ,
. .J'lt's ntrango/toj th/nk. / of ! " j sad. |
' dreamily , drawing a long , deep breath ,
'and turning my face toward him.
'To'tlttnk ' of'what , dear ? " ' r'
"Of flur living"1 lioro' together for
jyoars and j'enrs I wonder how many
yearn ? " '
Wory many , I hopo. "
. ' 'Until we're quite old folk , and .you
wear spectacles , and i I wear -caps.
! J,9jp , do yoij knpw what I am. always
'w-Jshlng now ? "
"What , dear ? " "
. "That the years wprplpnger. , Tlmo
; rfoea W-'ilnlckly1 no\v , and' I'Vised to
'tHlitk'lt dr'aggeo . ' 'Used tfmo to > di'ap
AVjtltyoii.'tool'Oohn1 ' liL'forob.ooro'yoil
[ mnmlodnoS'i < * - ' ' 'Jl Wfi - - ' " ' "
'J&hn's ' * gray 'eyes were' loss1grAvb
| tW n'nflnrf. They twihlded'nt mc.
"Kometluies. " ho snld.
o. me.
sjc , tla.ttimQ } lwRyg drn&ped
with me. .Do you know , John , that. !
k
tan't hear to think of rny old self. I'm
BO sorry for her. Poor old nclf , nho
waa so miserable , HO very miserable ;
but she didn't know. "
"Don't speak of that old aolf as dead
and gone , Kitty. I won't have It. I
have a very tender fooling In my hoait
fr t that old self that 1 fell In love
with. "
"So have I , because you fell In love
with her ; I wonder why you fell In
eve with mo I'm plad you did. "
1 was sitting on the rug now hoaldo
iln chair. I looked up at him with a
inppy llttlo smile. He smoothed back
ny hair slowly with a caressing touch.
"Are you glad I fell in love with
r'ou ? " I asked , still smiling softly.
"Do you want mo to answer that
question , Kitty ? "
"No ; I ask silly questions , don't I ?
I'm going to ask ono moro question ,
lohn , a norloiis question : Were you
inppy , really happy , before you knew
no ? "
"When I know you first , Kitty , I'm
afraid you didn't make much differ
ence to my happiness , " ho replied ,
jantcrlngly , and a llttlo evasively.
"No , I know. You knew mo first so
nany years ago ! You knew me in'my
lerambulator. You've seen mo in a
ilgh chair eating soup. Oh , John , I
can't bear to think that you know mo
when I was such a silly llttlo thing ! I
w'ondor when you first began to love
me. I wonder when I first began to
care for you. Wcro you happy before
I loved you over' ever , John ? "
I scarcely k'now why I spoke so oar-
icstly. I had been speaking lightly
enough n minute ago ; but some pas-
ng expression on his face , some n\o-
ncntnry embarrassment caught my at
tention and gave my tone a sudden
eagerness.
' , ' 1 suppose you were often happy } " 1
added , after a moment , resignedly , yet
regretfully. "But It was different. You
were never quite as happy , John , an
rou arc now ? "
"No ; not as happy as now , Kitty , "
ho said ; but his air was a little ab
stracted as ho spoke , and somehow his
assurance did not satisfy me.
It was perhaps an hour later. We
liad had our first meal In our now
homo I installed In dignity at the
head of my table , John facing mo at
the other end. Wo had come back Into
the dainty , pretty llttlo drawing-room
to find curtains drawn , the hearth well
swept , and shaded lamps casting a
soft-colored light around the room. I
had brought John a newspaper , lookIng -
Ing at him beseechingly even as I laid
it down before him , and hoping that
ho would not read It. Ho did not see
or did not' rightly Interpret my be
seeching glance , and thanked mo with
a grateful smile. Ho was soon ab
sorbed in the leading article , nnd I sat
on the floor again beside him and made
llttlo efforts every now and then to
distract his attention.
Suddenly , ns wo were so engaged ,
there camd a smart tap at the drawlng-
loom door and nt the same moment
the door was opened.
( To bo continued. )
BATTLE-SCARRED HEROINE.
Wiu YOUIIK niul 1'rotty , but Lost ilcr
&oij nt Octtystinrsr.
There Is a very handsome young
womqn In Washington , rather well
known In art circles , who d the mis
fortune to fall down stairs a few years
ago , so badly fracturing ono of her
knees that Ihe limb had to be ampu
tated. The young woman , of course ,
walks with the aid of crutches. She is
not in the least .sensitive about the
matter , , arjd , .doesn't mind Informing
properly Introduced .people pf the na
ture of the accident which maimed her.
She has , set a little limit , ' .lowever , and
she was cpnipelled to use It pno after
noon last wepk. , She got into anF
street car , bound for the hill , and
fpund herself 1 the. same sent with a
sharp-eyed woman whopeemed to take
a whplculot of interest In her and her
cimtchos. She scrutinized the young
woman's face carefully for a couple of
minutes , then turned her attention to
the workmanship of the 'crutches ,
which slie took the Mberty to handle
'
curiously. Then she 'looked the young
woman over again , and leaned over to
her. "D'ye mind tollln. ' mo how you
lost your leg ? " she asked , rasplly.
"Not in the least , " responded the
young woman. "I lost it at the battle
of Gettysburg.1' Washington Post.
Anplniltcil Htroot In the WorM.
Philadelphia can boast of the long
est asphalted street In the world. Broad
street has that unique distinction.
First , as already stated , It Is the long
est asphalted street In the world ; sec
ondly , It Is- the only street which Is of
even width for eleven miles , and this
'width Is the greatest ever attained by
any street for a course of eleven miles.
It Is also the 'stral'ghtest ' street , for
from League Island to the county line
It does not vary an Inch , except where
the great cHy building causqg the. street
to turn around It. 80-911 jnllea of the
strcet , are asphalted , but the renmlnder
Is provided with a roadbed of fine
macadam , which Is continued by the
old York road , which extends for about
twenty miles farther on. A carriage
can drive on this street and road nnd
make only one turn In thirty-one miles.
Broad street is 113 feet wide and meas
ures sixty-nine feet from curb to curb ,
and thirty-five men can walk abreast
of It.
, Hicks Is your wife pny better since
she went , to Dr. Nihll , the Christian
scl9ntist4 Wicks No. ( The faijt js , ho
[ Is { fie mos ( consistent s lentls i over
'encountered. ' 'lie not only denies that
there are s"ucu" thihgs"as pain and d.'s-
case , but he declares there are no such
things as cures. Boston Transcript.
, Lqs.t rn.it noVM asWtnb bio' ' used by
GERMANY JS ANXIOUS
WORRIED DECAUS12 OF AMERI
CAN TRADE RIVALRY.
( Inuliml Ttm of llio III ? I'titlm ! Stutirt
JMiirkct anil Our Eiiciotiful C'oinpoll-
tlon la ttio Murkest * of this U'orlil Ho-
Bln to Allr.ict Attention.
The German chambers of commerce
arc manifesting deep concern on the
subject of the outlook for trade with
the United States. Our vice consul-
general at Frankfort , Mr. Htuiauer , has
transmitted to the state department
several reports of these commercial
bodies which betray not a little anxiety
at the prospect of losing the biggest of
all markets for German products. The
Frankfort chamber of commerce draws
attention to the fact that
"Today the United States looms up
as the greatest producer of breadstnffs ,
and with all the factors of gigantic
development In metal production. It
has already attained such a position In
all branches of Industrial power as to
enable It to boldly take up the gauntlet
of competition In the International
arena. Germany has no special treaty
with the United States ; the most-fa
vored-nation clause Is the basis of the
mutual trade , but this presupposes that
both nations maintain toward each
other such tariffs as not to make the
exchange of goods prohibitory. The
Dlngley tariff has affected German ex
ports Inlmlcally. Germany's Imports
from the United States In 1S9S exceeded
those of the previous year In twenty-
five leading lines , whereas she export
ed to the United States considerably
less In twenty Important lines than In
1S07. The question arises , Is the most-
favored-nation clause without a tariff
reduction on the part of the United
States of any value to us ? "
The Dresden chamber of commerce
notes the fact that , owing to the ad
vantages enjoyed In specializing and
subdividing the manufacture of arti
cles , In the Immense capital employed
In every branch of trade , and In the
cleverness of American consular offi
cials , "the United States Is enabled to
sell at lower prices , though paying
higher wages than its European ri
vals , " and adds :
"The opinion Is prevalent In various
quarters that If the present tariff con
tinues wo must familiarize ourselves
with the thought that our export to the
United States will some day cease alto
gether , and that If we want to do busi
ness with that country we must estab
lish branch factories there. "
The chaniber of commerce of Hagen ,
a center of Iron and steel manufactur
ing , puts forth a dfsmal wail regarding
the strained con'dltlons which exist In
the wire and wire-tack trade , all be
cause of the competition of the United
States :
"The iron trade .there has developed
in a stupefying'manner , ma'king'the
country a productive power of the first
class. The condition of this , trade In
Germany has , during the last year ,
grown more and more unfavorable , be
cause the Americans have steadily tak
en possession of the markets in Japan ,
China and Australia , which heretofore
had been supplied mainly by German
products. The prices abroad have nt
the close of the year declined so low
that oven German works that produce
rolled wire have to give up taking
contracts , on account of the cost of the
raw material. Nor is the outlook for
the lately established wire-tack trust
at all auspicious , as it must submit to
heavy sacrifices In order to snatch at
least a few orders from the claws of
American competition. " '
Sollngen's complaint Is that Its cut
lery Industry Is In a bad way , "because ,
owing to the closing of the American
market , the competition at home has
become so Intense as to undermine
prices , diminish profits and produce a
decline In the qualify of the goods
niade. , The manufacture of scythes , It
is noted , was sufficiently active ; but in
the future this branch is threatened
by the increasing import of American
grass mowers. "
Thus we find that In many lines of
Industrial activity German producers
suffer scrjo.usly because of the competi
tion of. the United States first , In the
Invasion of the German home market ;
second , In the invasion of competing
markets upon which Germany has
heretofore had a firm hold ; and , third ,
in lh" * diminished demand for many of
Germany's products In the valuable
American market. It is a condition
npt likely to be Improved by any recip
rocal treaties which the United States
will be willing to make , and still less
prospect of relief Is apparent In the
direction of tarllf modifications. The
United States some time ago ceased
making tariffs for the benefit of foreign
competitors. There Is , however , one
possible help for Germany that ; sug
gested In the report of the Dresden
chamber of commerce viz. , to ostab-
IJsh branch factories , In the United
gtates , Many European manufacturers
have already yielded to this necessity ,
and more are coming.
INSTRUCTIVE COMPARISON.
Wlmt the 1'eur of u Dnmourutlo Administration -
ministration and n Clionii Dollar Will Do.
A comparison of the present prosper
ous times with 189G will show what the
fear of a Democratic administration
and a cheap dollar will do for u pros
perous country. Then everything was
In doubt ; business was at a standstill ;
no one engaged In n new enterprise
( unless It was some charitable asso
ciation in some of the largo cities
started a now soup houao tofeed the
starving ) ; capital sought places of
safety and was afraid of Investment ;
labor \\as thrown out of employment ,
and the Industries of the country \voro
Idle or running on half time. Why nil
this stagnation In b'uslness ? What
ujado these hard tlmeVln1898 ? I'Thet'e
waa a possibility of electing Tlryan nnd
changing the monetary system from
the gold to the silver standard. Not a
hank would loan n dollar on ninety
days' time one or two months before
the election , It made no difference
what the security was. Why ? Because -
cause every hank knew that If the
change came It meant a panic and
"runs" would be made on all banks
nnd that the worst panic that ever
swept over this country would follow
quickly the news of Bryan's election ,
and bankruptcy would bo general.
Having passed through those distress-1
Ing times and having seen the sudden
change for the bettor on the announce
ment of McKlnley's election ; having
seen these banks open tholr doors
within n week after the election nnd
make extensive loans that they had
but recently refused ; having seen the
times grow gradually better until to
day the whole country Is happy , pros
perous and contented ; Isn't It strange
toisee a party clamoring for the same
jnan and the same policy that pro
duced so much alarm , distress and hard
times In 1 90 ? Of course there is
no one alarmed now , because It would
bo hard to find u well-posted person
that- believes that Bryan has a ghost
of n chance to ho elected to the presi
dency In 19CO ; but wo want to remark
right hero that If from any reason it
should appear in the fall of 1900 that
Democracy and free sliver had a chance
of success you would sco the Fame
close times you saw in the fall of 189G.
Bcnton (111. ( ) Republican.
Kolf-Dcpciidont.
American agricultural Implements
occupy the whole field in the Austra
lian trade. If any one had predicted
this a century ago , when this country
was struggling to make Its Independ
ence of Great Britain Industrial as well
as political , or even fifty years ago ,
when the free trade Walker tariff had
the country In Its crippling grasp , the
prophet would have found no be-
ifevers.
A century ago the dupportcrs of the
policy of frco trade , the very few per
sons who then believed In that fallacy ,
were content to have the United States
continue Indefinitely to be an agricul
tural nation. Fifty years ago the sup
porters of the Walker tariff were con
tent to have the United States stand
still so far as manufacturing was con
cerned , and to remain a practically
non-manufacturing na'tlon. They were
beginning to argue along the line so
much In evidence during recent years
Viz. , that of "buying where you can
buy the cheapest. " Had their policy
triumphed , we would still be indus
trially dependent on England. It Is to
the policy of a protective tariff that
we owe it that other nations arc de
pendent on us Industrially , and that
we are 'dependent on no one but our
selves.
Anxious Gcrmiuis.
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"
Reports of the German chambers of
commerce disclose a condition of gen
eral anxiety regarding the successful
competition of the United States in
the world's markets.
The Jiitorimtloiml Trust.
Without the Interposition of pro
tective laws , there would be such a
struggle for mastery that international
combinations would Inevitably result.
That there would be no special diffi
culty In the way of owners of largo
masses of capital living In different
cbuntrles and carrying on an Industri
al' rivalry reaching an agreement has
already been demonstrated. The suc
cess of the Standard Oil company
abroad Is notorious. The facility with
which It Induced the English house of
commons to lefuso the necessary leg
islation has been the burden of recent
review articles , and all the Orient
knows of the perfect understanding
( hat exists between the Russian oil
producers nnd those who control the
American trade. It has been possible
In England for the steel rail manufac
turers to agree ort a price ; does anyone
ono fancy for a moment that If they
were approached by an American com
bine with a proposition to divide and
respect territory they would not eager
ly accept It ? Snn Francisco Chronicle.
Will Not lo I'onlvil Again.
The country Is experiencing even
greater prosperity than it did the first
years of the McKlnley tariff , and It is
evident that the. Democracy will make
a poorer showing In next year's cam
paign than It did in 1896. There will
be absolutely nothing for It to stand
upon in its appeals to worklngmen.
Laboring men of all kinds are In de
mand and wages are high and ad
vancing. The country Is being scoured
for skilled help , and common every
day laborers are sought for without
the demand being supplied. The coke
regions want 15,000 men ; every ship
yard Is straining Its resources to keep
up with contracts ; cars sufficient to
carry coal from the bituminous regions
cannot bo obtained ; the iron compa
nies arc rushed beyond all reason , nnd
shops of nil kinds and railroads arc
crowded with business. Worklngmon
were fooled In 1892 by a clamor for a
change , but they will not he In 1900.
Ottawa (111. ( ) RerubJlcnn Times.1- " "
CAMPAIGN ISSUES. V
Socrolnry Hay's Letter to G'lmlrnmn IJJoki
of the Ohio liciiiilillr.tn Conimlttco.
Our opponents this year aio In an
unfortunate position. They have lost.i
for all practical purposes , their polltl-
cal stock In trade of recent years. Their
money hobby has collapsed underl
thorn. Their orators still shout IS to 1J
from time to tlmo from the force of'
habit , but they nro like wisdom cry
ing In the streets , in one respect nt
least , because "no man regardoth
them. " With our vaults full of gold , '
with a sufficiency of money to meet
the demands of a volume of business
unprecedcntcdly vast and profitable ,
with labor generally employed at fair
wages , with our commerce overspread
ing the world , with every dollar the
*
government Issues as good as any
other dollar , with our finances as linn
as a rock and our credit the best over
known , It is no time for financial
mountebanks to cry their nostrums in
the market place , with any chance of
being heard.
It Is equally hopeless to try to resus
citate the corpse of free trade. The
Dlngloy tariff , the legitimate successor
of the McKlnley bill that name of
good augury has justified Itself by its
works. It Is no only true that our do-
mcstlc trade has reached a proportion
never before attained , but the AmeriV. .
can policy of protection the policy of
all our most Illustrious statesmen , of
Washington and Hamilton , Lincoln ,
Grant and McKlnley has been tri
umphantly vindicated by the proof that
U Is as efficacious In extending our for
eign commerce as in fostering and
stimulating our home industries.
Our exports of domestic manufac
tures reached in this fiscal year the un
exampled total of $360,000,000 , an
amount more than $200,000,000 in ex
cess of our exports ten years ago.
These figures sing the knell of these
specious arguments which have been
the reliance of our opponents for so
many years , and which are only fruit
ful in times of leanness and disaster.
What Is loft , then , In the way of n
platform ? The reign of trusts , which
the Republicans themselves manage ,
having all the requisite experlenco
both of legislation and business ; and
finally , the war , which , it seems , was
too efficiently carried on , and has been
too beneficial to the nation to suit the
Democratic leaders. Wo have been
able to give In our tlmo some novel
Ideas to the rest of the world , and
none more novel than this , that a
great party should complain that the
results of a war were too advantage-
ous.
ous.Our
Our trade 'Is taking that vast development -
opment for which we have been preparing -
paring through many years of wlso
American policy , of sturdy American
industry , of thoughtful Invention and
experiment by trained American In-
telligence. Wo have gone far toward _ jt
solving the problem which has so long
vexed the economists of the world of
raising wages and at the same tlmo
lowering the cost of production something -
thing which no other people have ever
accomplished in an equal degree. Wo
pay the highest wages which are paid
in the world ; we sell our goods to such
advantage that wo are beginning to
furnish them to every quarter of the
glo.bc.
We are building locomotives for railways -
ways In Europe , Asia , and Africa ; our
bridges can be built In America , ferried
across the Atlantic , transported up the
Nile and filing across a river In the
Soudarrln , less < tlm.D thau any' European
jlatioh * witha start o'ffrtir-'thousand
miles , can do the work. Wo soil Iron
ware in Birmingham , carpets in Kid
derminster , * we pipe the sewers of
Scotch cities , our bicycles distance ah
Competitors on the continent ; Ohio
sends watch cases to Geneva.
All 'this Is' to the advantage of all
parties ; there Is no sentiment In It ;
they buy our wares because we make
them better and .at lower cost than
'other people. Wo are enabled to do
this through wise laws and the Amcri-
gah genius for economy. Our working
people prosper because wo arc all workIng -
Ing people ; our Idle class Is too meager
to count. All the energies of the na
tion are devoted to this mighty task-
to Insure to labor Us adequate reward
and so to cheapen production as to
bring the product within 'the reach
of the greatest number for least i
money. -A *
t I.o > nl IHncic 3
The sentiments entertained toward
the administration of president Mc
Klnley by the colored people of the
United States are Indicated by the res
olutions adopted by the Iowa Confer
ence of the African Methodist church ,
in session at Chicago , September 11.
With much enthusiasm the conference
placed on record its indorsement of
the government's policy regarding the
Phllfpphles , . Cuba and Portd-Rldo. On
the subject of economic policy the
resolutions declare :
Wo would congratulate the country
upon the fact that the present wise and
economical administration of national
affairs has brought a return of pros
perity.
Millions of wheels of Industry ,
which two years ago were Idle and
still , are now rapidly revolving , the
stream of commerce Is once more flowIng -
Ing throughout the land , and future
prospects arc bright for Increased proa-
pcrlty In all lines of Industry.
Free traders , mugwumps and cop
perheads are scarce articles among ,
the colored men of this country.
Itiul for Ciilnmltr Croukrrfl.
Scarcity of workmen and high prlcca
for common labor now characterize
the industrial situation throughout the
Northwest. Such conditions nro not
Sinn)1 ! ) Progress

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