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. Soy oounra O&prrttfhtaJ, fM8. by Robert onner' CHAPTER IX. -(Continued.) Tho unloading began at once, nnd Captain Elvln took from tho hand of Torrovo the tally Rob had mado In Drnzlt. Ho looked at It with a keen scrutiny, then hit) sharp eyes Hcarchcd Torrovo's fnce. But ho Raid nothing then. Kob was compelled by Torrovo to do his part In tho unloading tho snmo as bofore, but this tlmo Torrovo did not boat him. Somewhere, deep down In thnt outlaw's heart, tnero was a tender spot, and Itob had found it. When the cargo was nil safely stowed nway In the cave, tho very dampness of which made Hob shudder at tho momory of his former experience, Cup tain Elvln called Torrcvo ono side. "Who. wrote this?" ho ankod, thrust ing tho paper undor Torrovo's nose. "Why?" asked Torrovo, to gain tlmo. He did not know what was coming. "HocatiBc I want to know," answorod Elvln. "This Is not your writing. There Is not one of your gang that can wrlto llko this. Who did It?" "My nephew," said Torrovo, holding hlmsolf up proudly, ns If to lot Elvln boo that there wcro educated pooplo In his family, nnd ho wns proud of tho fact. "When wo loaded nt Itlo I was ill. I could not take tho tally, nnd I net my nephew at It. Ho did It very well, ns you sec." "Very well, Indeed. And what Is tho nnmo of this ncphow of yours?" "Itlcardo Torrovo tho samo n8 my own." "M. 'M. Ho does not look llko you. Where did ho get his light com plexion?" "From his mother, Honor Captain, tiho was an American lady." " 'M. 'M. And how does ho stand? Is ho with us? Can ho bo trusted?" "With our lives. That boy is truo ns Btool. Oh, you need not fear him, THEY TRAVELED captain. I would not tako him on tho 'Black Cat' if I did not trust him." "How much doon ho know about our plans, I mean?" "All that I know. I am not In tho necret correspondence, enptutn." "No you ilrlnk too much. But, It this ncphow can bo trusted, 1 can mako good ubo of him." Torrovo stared. "Good use, cnptaln?" "Yob; bring him here." Hob Btlll woro tho Spanish outfit, ns Torrcvo had ordorcd him to do. In fact, his own clothes had boon thrown away nt sea. That much danger of recognition had been dono awny with. "Hlcurdo," said Torrovo, when Rob had answered hut call, "Capt. Elvln speaks well of your work." "Whoro did you lcaru to wrlto?" askod Elvln. "At Bchool In Now York," replied Hob, unthinkingly. " "TIs bo," Bald Torreyo, quickly. "HIb mother spent moBt of her tlmo there, and Hlcardo went to tho Ameri can BCllOOlB." Elvln nodded. "You como with mo, Hlcardo," ho Bald, "I need u penman llko you." Hob'a heart beat faster, and Torrovo Btood nghust. If Elvln took Hob away from him, what might not happen? By a word tho young American might let put tho Bccrct, nnd then It would be nil up with him nnd Torrcvo, "Got whatever you havo on board," Bald Elvln, "nnd como nlong." Torrcvo nnd Hob wont back to tho schooner. "I don't, know what this means," said Torrovo, anxiously. "But I warn you You nro my nephew. If you let out tho secret of your escnpo from drown ing your Ufa won't bo worth n peso; nnd I will Ioho mlno as well. Now, ro- nicMbor what I say. You aro Hlcardo Torrovo. Hemomber your namo, and Io not allow Elvln to Biispcct. Keep out of tho young one's sight. It Lorn net sees you ho may know you, It ho does, you are n dead man, Do you hear?" "Ye' said Rob. "I will bo enro "And If anything doeB occur any thing that you cannot help and you w, nopKinii Bon. " jfy think you nro in danger, como here nt once. I shall remain hero with tho schooner for somo tlmo, till I know thnt all Is safe. Of course, I won't toll Elvln that. But you will find mo hero, if you need to escape In a hurry." Hob thanked the peculiar captain or tho "Dlnck Cat," nnd with tho few things ho had on board, most of which Torrevo had given him, ho rejoined El vln. CHAPTER X. The Englishman saw that tho rock was securely placed at tho opening of the cavo, and then ordered Hob to fol low him. Ho rodo off towards tho In terior, and paid no further attention to tho young fellow trudging behind him. They traveled in this way for sev eral miles, and at last camo to an old estate on tho plain. There wns n stono house, one-storied, with many windows and wldo portlcoH. Elvln turned into tho avenue that led from tho rough and llttlo traveled road, nnd dismounted at tho door of this house. There wns llt tlo about tho plnco that indicated it to bo occupied. Tho land wns not culti vated. There were men nbout tho sta bles, nnd ono camo forward nnd took tho Englishman's horBC. Tho cuptaln then strodo In nt nn open door. Hob found tho pluco comfortably fur nished, but thcro was nothing about it, oven with its. Interior comfort, that betokened tho prcsenco of n family. In fuel, this out-of-thc-wny placo wns simply tho headquarters of Richard El vln nnd tho gang of conspirators of which ho wns tho leader. They passed Into a largo room, nnd tho Englishman called for supper. This wns soon sprend, nnd Hob nto heartily, for ho was hungry after his long and hurried tramp. Ho was also excessive ly weary, and tho captain notlcod thlB. SEVERAL MILES. "Whnt'a tho mnttor?" ho asked. "Aro you played out?" "Yes, cnptaln," said Rob. " wnlkod fast after your horse." "Well, go rost yoursolf. Tomorrow you will havo plenty ot work." Tho plan ot tho house was comma dlous, oven though It was but ono story high. Rob wns shown to a comfortn bio room, In which wus a bed and other necessaries, and oven luxuries, ot bedroom. This room oponod off from n larger ono, which soemod to bo n sort of library or ofllce. Thoro wore other rooms llko Hob'a, all arranged on two Hides ot a great hall, Thrco only opened from the otllco. Hob wns not slow In obeying tho captain, nnd nfter bathing his aching limbs with cool water ho wont to bod Ho was weary enough to sleep, not withstanding tho now dangers that confronted him. And ho did fnll asleep and remained In a dozo for bov oral hours. Ho invoke somo tlmo In tho night, hearing voices outside In tho ofllce. Tho light of tho moon camo in through tho ono window ot his room, and Hob wns enabled to see Ho lay thura without trying to listen but suddenly became nworo that valco ho know was speaking. It wna Lemuel Stnrne. "Yes," Htnrno was Bnylng, "It was n lucky thing for mo 1 got rid of that Amorlcnn cub when I did. Why, If h had over reached old Ilorton, It would have been nil up with me. And Just ns I am getting on so woll, too. hnvo gained tho old man's confidence and nm well on to that of tho girl's, It would be u line thing, after I work up my case, Ingrntlnto myself with Horton nnd marry EIbIo, to hnvo tho old fool leave his wealth to thut young cub and lenvo mo out In thu cold. No no, It I win nuy, 1 must win till. Somo day old Ilorton will die, nnd then w shall control tho wealth of South America. It was n most fortunato thing thnt I heard of his eomlns. enabled mo to meet him nt Itlo and chuck him overboard." "What did Horton Bay about It? naked Elvln, "Oh, ho wan Btrlckon with grlof. But thnt will wear off. Elalo, tho llttlo fool Is crying yet. And she never saw the cub. Well, I'll take that out of her." "Are you sure no ouo suspected you?" Htarnc laughed harshly. "Suspect mo? Why, I was th most grlef-strlckcn of tho lot. When I re ported tho thing to tho captain ot tho steamer I could scarcely control myself for weeping. And I've been nssuagtng Elsie's grief and comforting tho old mnn over slnco." "When you aro his Bon-ln-law you can do It better." "Oh! worlds better." Both laughed. Rob lay quietly listening to this dia bolical conversation, It mado tho mys tery clear to him at last. Starnc was trying to win tho hand of his cousin Elslo, to get David Horton's fortune. And ho wanted It nil. Thnt wns tho reason ho throw Rob overboard to got him out of tho way and lcavo tho path clear for his own plots nnd plans. Hob clenched his fists and shook with rngo at this shameless story. Then fear overcame tho rage, and ho trembled with npprehenslon. Truly, ho wns In n bad fix now. In the very house with his enemy. Oh! If Htarnc would only leave before morning. What about the letters?" asked Starnc, after a fow moments of silence, In which Rob could distinguish tho clinking ot glasses. "I suppose you camo to write them," answered Elvln. "Yes." "Well, I havo dono bettor than that. It uccms that Torrcvo had n nephew with him who wns educated In Now York. Ho wroto the tally of tho last enrgo, and did It so well that I brought him hero to write the letters. Tho plans nro ripe now, nnd we must hur ry." 'Truo enough. But wna It safe to bring n strnngor Into 117" Ho Is only n boy. And nt nny rate It was safer than for you to wrlto them. You must not be known In tho thing nt nil. Thcro Is nlwayB tho pos- Iblllty of failure, and If the revolution does not succeed, then you will have Horton's money to fall back on. You must not bo known oven ns my Bon. I would ndvlso you not to como hero again, unless something important brings you." "Just as you say. Had I bettor Btny tonight?" "No. (let back boforo daylight, and no questions will bo nskod. Don't run any risks. Tho stako you are playing for Is worth nil tho caution you can ubc. Horton must bo worth twenty millions." 'Forty, If a cent. And It will all bo mlno somo day, und n lovely brldo in tho bargain." "Woll, bo careful. I will havo tho notices sent out In cipher tomorrow, nnd by tho following day tho first steps will bo taken to overthrow this hnto ful government." "Hateful! I should say so." Hob could now hear tho preparations for dopnrturo, and soon n horso paBsod his window. Lemuel bado his father goodnight and rodo nway. "I'll show them how to wrlto letters tomorrow," said Rob to hlmsolf, as ho clenched his lists again. "Perhaps Mr. Lemiiol Elvln Starno won't como out so big as ho thinks ho will. Oh! wasn't It lucky thnt Torrevo mado mo wrlto that tally? Now I can oavo my uncle and Elslo from tho worst villain that over lived." It looked bo easy to Hob. But thcro wero difficulties of which ho was en tirely Ignorant difficulties that would blanch his chcok nnd mako his heart nlmost stop beating when ho lenrncd them. But nt least his resolution was good. nnd proved tho nobility of his soul. (To bo continued.) A STRANQE ROMANCE. That Connect New York ot To-Dajr With Kgypt nt n,000 Tear Ago. A strnngo romanco of history, con netting ono of the oldest ot lands and civilizations with tho youngest of great nations nnd tho most advanced aystom ot government, finds Its sotting In New York. Thrco thousand years ago Egypt was ono day thrown Into a statu of excitement by tho birth, at tho Im portal palnco, of n princess ot tho royal line. Not nlono wna thero rejoicing nt tho advent Into tho world ot a future queen, but tho father ot tho Infant, tho great Thothmcs III., caused to bo be gun tho hewing ot nn lmmenso obelisk out ot solid rock to comtnomornto tho event. Ycnra went by nnd tho maiden blossomed Into beautiful womanhood, whllo tho obelisk was being worked upon by hundrods of skilled tollers. When It wns at last finished nnd act up before tho royal pnlace at 1 lollop oils Bho Bpont days In watching tho strnngo hieroglyphics bolng cut upon It. Nearly all that wo know of tho history ot tho world has occurred slnco then, und yet today, aftor a lapse of thirty centuries, tho body of that Egyptian princess, porfectly preserved Hon In stuto In tho museum in Con trnl Park, and not 200 foot nway stands the hoary obellBk as If keeping guard aver her remains. Thousands of mllca from tholr former home, these romlnd era of tho glory ot dynasties now but a hnlt-forgotton tradition of tho ro moto past nro strangely reunited. Tho obelisk Ib generally known as "Cleo patra's needle," whllo tho mummy ot tho princess, whoso namo was No foreyt, rests on u sarcophagus In the museum. Not In Ills 1. 1 no. "So your neck pains you?" said tho physician. "Yes, terribly," walled tho patient. "Sorry, sir, but I enn't help you. I'm not a specialist In rubber.' Detroit Froo Press. It Is said that worry kills more pco plo than work probably becauso tuort people worry t).n work. AMERICAN PROSPERITY Developed by Broad-Minded Policy of tho Republican Party. now oin PRODUCTS GO ABROAD. Throucli a Wonderfully Developing Trade, thnt It Ilolnff llullt Up the Peo ple of Till Country nro Heaping Uroat I'rut perl ty W lint the Hepubll cnu t'urty I'ollcy Una llrought About, Tho rivalry between the great At lantic and Quit exports of tho United States regarding their relative share in tho exportation of the products of tho country loads Interest to a series ot statements just completed by tho Treasury Bureau of Statistics, showing tho exports of corn, wheat, nnd flour from tho United States nnd from these prots during tho cnlondnr years 1839 compared with preceding years. Tho figures, it should be premised, Bhow n falling oft In exportation of wheat in 1899 ns compared with 1898 which was an abnormally heavy year; the corn exports of 1899 nro nbout tho snmo ns those of 1898, but greatly In excess of nny preceding years, whllo tho Hour oxports of 1899 aro slightly larger than thoso of nny preceding year, bolng 18,900,000 barrels, agaliiBt 1G.5C9.904 In 1898 und 17,408,713 bar rels In 1892. Exportntlons of corn havo grown steadily during tho decade, starting with 80 million bushels In 1890 and ending with 207 million bushels In 1899, the growth having been steadily upward nnd no preceding your equal ing tho flgureB of 1898 nnd 1899. In whont there has boon a much greater lluctntlon. tho yenrs 1891 nnd 1892 showing nn oxportntlpn of nearly 130 million bushels each. 1894 nnd 1895 dropping to nbout ono-half that quan tity, whllo 1898 mado tho highest rec ord of our exportatlons wUh 149,245,- GS5 bushels, 1899 again dropping to nbout tho normal or average amount, with 111 million bushels. Flour has steadily Increased, tho exports ot 1890 being 11,319,450 barrels nnd thoso of 1899, 18,000,000, nn lncreaso of over CO per cent. Tho following tnblo shows th9 ex portation from tho United States of corn, wheat and Hour In each calendnr year from 1890, to and Including 1899, tho figures of 1899 being subject to slight revision: Com, Wheat, Flour, Iiuh. bun. bblst. 1S0O 80,817,220 49.271.CS0 11,31ft. 136 1831 30.C93.SU." 129,C3S,'.l3l 13.023,692 1S92 77,471.179 123,518.411 17.40S.7I3 ISM 55.1U.918 108,377,569 16,140,603 1891 41.SXi.7U 72.S23.3S9 16,0:,6,3P0 1893 61,956,638 OJ.S0I.CSI5 14.S2X.711 1896 131,900,530 83,733.829 13,853,836 1897 189,127,570 109,909,328 1 3.596,339 189S 207,309,381 142,213,GS.". 16.596,901 1899 207.800.000 111,000,009 18,900,000 Tho nnnlysls of tho movement of oxjort by ports chows' thnt In tho ox- ports of corn several of tho great ports on tho Atlantic and Quit aro gaining upon Now York nnd that the move ment from tne grain fields toward the seaboard Is apparently being moro gonorally distributed than formerly. Tho oxports of corn, for Instance, from tho port of Now York Increased from 13 million to 40 million bushels be tween 1893 nnd 1899, nn lncreaso of 200 per cont, whllo thoso from Boston In creased from 5Mi millions to 17V4 mil lions; thoso from Philadelphia, from 4 millions to 29 millions; Baltimore, from Vk millions to 46 millions; Now Orleans, from G'A millions to 22 mil lions, whllo Newport Nows and Galves ton, for which tho record begins with 1895, show for Nowport Nows nn In crease from h mxilons in 1895 to 14 mllllonB In 1899, and Gulvcston from 1A millions In 1895 to 7 millions in 1899. Thus Philadelphia, Baltimore. Nowport Nows, Now Orleans, and Gal voston show a much larger percentage of growth In their exports of corn than does Now York or Boston. In whont exportntlons Boston has mado greater gains than nny other At lantic port, the total having grown from 3.034.125 bushels in 1893 to 11, 5G7.847 in 1899, whllo nt Now York, Phi ndolnhla. Baltimore and Now Orle nns tho figures for 1899 nro In each caso actually less than In 1893, tho figures for Now York being 30,437.499 bushels In 1893 nnd ZU,830,3HU in 18'J'J; Philadelphia. 5,057,298 bushels In 1893 nnd 4.013.927 In 1899; Baltimore, 13, 018.702 bushels in 1893 nnd 9,549,270 In 1899, and Now Orulans. 1.4,800,734 bush els In 1893 nnd n.&GS.si:: in ihuu uai veston however shows n mnrkod gain, tho figures for 189G bolng 3,438,309 bushols nnd thoso of 1899, 15,713,400. Prior to 189G tho whoat exportatlons from Galveston wore small, soldom teaching 1 million bushols, but In 189G they amounted to 3,138,309 bushols nnd hnvo steadily grown until, ns already Indicated, they wcro In 1899, 15,713,400 Bushels, in splto of tho fact that tho total oxportB of wheat from tho United States In 1899 wero materially bolow thoso of tho proceeding year. In Hour also tho drift appears to be nway from Now York, whoso ex ports of flour In 1893 wero G.448.931 barrels, and In 1899 4,741,035, whllo Philadelphia, Baltlmoro, Nowport Nows. Norfolk. Now Orleans, nnd Gal veston Bhow moro or less Increases In 1899 ns compared with 1893. Theso figures Bhow that In tho move mont of grnm tho west is being sub Btnntlnlly bonoflted, nsnow nnd shorter lines nro oponod wo nro nblo to get the benefit of better markets nnd obtnln n lnrger per cent of tho benefits which nccruo to tho people of tho United States from our Increased oxports Policies of government hnvo much to do with tho material prosperity of tho people, and tho broad-minded policy of tho republican pnrty Is wonderfully developing trndo and tho peoplo got tho benefit. I.:vrtn' I.t WoriU. Just before tho day of his doath Gen crnl Lnwton wroto to a frlond: "If I nm Bhot by n Filipinos bullet It might ns woll como from ono of my own men becauso I know from observations confirmed by captured prisoners, thut tho continuance of fighting Is chiefly uo to roports sont out from America.' ORIENTAL TRADE INCREASING. Iluilncss Hint It llelng Faltered by Wise Itepubllcnn Mnnngeint'iit. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson In an Interview tho other day said: Anything produced In tho United States will now permanently find Kb wny Into nil parts of the celestial orn- plrc. Our trndo relations thoro In tho futuro are secured. Tho trndo In cot ton goods hns been very heavy In Manchuria nnd other northern prov inces. Our interests generally, our dnl ry, poultry and other products from tho fnrmM of tho United Stntcs, now hnvo assurance of permanent mnrketa in nil tho provinces throughout tho Chlneeo cmplro whero bucIi things nro In de mand, nnd this demand Is growing nnd will contlnuo to grow. "Tho work of Secretary Hay In this regard supplements nnd compliments tho work of our nrmy nnd navy. A year ago no nation would havo listen ed to a proposition of this kind, (tho open door policy), but tho wholo world listens to tho United States now. The whlto mnn's burden' camo with the Islands. Secretary Hny'B work brings the rewnrd for lifting the burden. Somo idea ot tho vastness of tho Interests Involved mny bo gained from tho fact that whllo ten years ago our exports from tho Pacific coast to all countries aggregates $26,000,000, and five years ngo 142,000,000, tho steady lncreaso In Pacific coast exports has raised tho aggregate to $73,000,000 a year ago." Letter from Uen. Wheeler, Sends Sumplo of Cotton Grown in Philippines Regards Insurrection Over. MEMPHIS. Ten., Jan. 13. A local cotton Arm hns received n letter from General Joo Wheeler, now In tho Phil ippines, enclosing a sample of the cot ton grown there. Gonoral Wheeler says very llttlo cotton Is grown in the Philippines nnd most of tho cotton grown In Manila comes from tho United Stntes. Gonoral Wheeler says: "I regard the Insurrection as sub- 8tantllaly over. Hnd It not been for tho action of thoso who arc callod antl- lmperlnltjjts In tho United States who hnd deluded Agulnaldo into tho idea that they would securo him Independ ent it would havo been over somo tlmo ago. "Tho presldont of tho Filipino con gress, Senor Boutlsto, Is nt this placo. Ho tells mo that tho congress nnd cab inet nro dispersed and Agulnaldo is a fugitive, and this information wo have had from soverul other sources. Theso Islands aro very rich nnd aro charm ingly delightful. All thoy require Is n good, honest government. It will bo a very great advantage to tho United Stnte3 to havo our mercantile dopots so near tho vast population of castorn Asia." Iliutncit Willi Southern Countrlc. Tho Imports of troplcnl nnd suh-trop- lcnl products to the United States dur ing ten months ot 1899 amounted to $280,G24,871. Tho leading items wero: Sugar $91,000,000; coffoa 49,000,000; silk $32,000,000; rubber $27,000,000; fi bres $17,000,000; fruits nnd nuts $15, 000,000; tobacco $11,000,000; ten $8, 000,000. A closer relationship with tho tioplcal countries means greater pos sibilities for American products In ex change for tho articles mentioned. As an instance of the growing Amer ican trado In southern climes mention might bo mado of tho oxports to Africa for tho month of Octobor, 1899. They wero ns follows: Flour $209,784; wheat $120,988; refined oil $112,815; lumber $74,0G9; manufactured tobacco $73,064; canned beef $51,242; corn $49,890. Undor republican prosperity Ameri can products aro finding markets all over tho world. This trado will bo further Increased by our acquisition of tho sea Islands, nnd by tho building of tho Isthmus canal which will como under a republican administration. Vronporltj'd IIIrIi Title. The high tldo undor republican con trol wus reached In 1882, when the re ceipts exceeded tho expenditures by $145,543,000. In 1893, whon tho demo crats ngnln gained control, tho oxacss shrunk to $2,341,673.29, and In 1894 tho expenditures exceeded tho receipts by $69,803,000, although, as In 1858, It wns n tlmo ot peace. In 1894 tho total revenue wns $297,000,000, ns compared with $403,000,000 In 1892, nnd tho snmo nmount In 1890. Tho receipts for cus toms in 1894 nmounted to $131,818,130, ns compared with $220,410,730 in 1882, nnd $229,G68,584 in 1890. In tho flscnl year of 1899, which end ed Juno 30, 1899, tho receipts for cus toms nmounted to $20G,128,481, Inter nal revenue $273,437,101, nnd tho totnl rovonuo reached $515,9G0,G20.18. Tho dlfforonco botween 1899 and 1894, Is not duo to tho Internal revenue or "war tax," as tho Intornnl revenue In 1894 nmounted to $147,111,232.81. l'ronporlty liullcutlons. During tho yenr 1899 tho railroads wero moro nctlvo In building than In any yenr since 1890. A totnl of 4,500.10 miles of now track wero laid. In tho meantlmo there was n great decreaso In tho number of roads going Into rocelv- ershlps. Tho long dnrk era of railroad bank ruptcies which culminated In 1898, whon Bovcnty-four companies, with nearly 30,000 miles of lines wcro hnnd n.l nvnp in rnpnlvora linu nnilnil nml tlin now j ear starts with tho railways of tho United States, with very fow ex ceptions, In n solvent and hopeful con dition. Tho recolvershlps for 1899 cover only 1,100 miles, or n llttlo over onc-hnlf of ono per cent of tho present mllongo. Thcro was also n largo reduc tion lu tho record ot foreclosure sales Prosperity Kxpiiuilon In C.iiffo. During tho year 1899, tho farm mort gages released In Gage county exceed cd thoso filed by just $1G5,303. Thoro wnB n reduction of $99,710 in tho town nnd city mortgages, making n total real cstato debt reduction ot $265,013. The Public Debt Drc-reimlng, On Now Years' day tho national debt less cash In tho treasury, was $1,131, 300,007, a reduction for tho month of December of $5,790,824. ino uebt boarlng nolutereat wus $3S9,911,G40. Rqnnllty of nil Onr Money. "Hero ns tho American people stand on tho edge of a now era wo proposo to equip our business world with tho Inst tool of exchange known to mod ern commerce. Wo proposo to send our ships Into all pnrtn of tho world, as wo havo raised our flag In tho uttermost pnrtB of tho earth. And wo wnnt It understood in Europo and America, in Africa, in Asin, and tho islands of tho sea, that thcro Is no longer a debato In tho United Stntes ns to what tho stan dard dollar of tho American peoplo Is. Wo nro going to wrlto in tho laws of this country what Is already tho prao tlco of our government, that 'evoryj oongation or mo united States shall bo paid In gold. When a man comes to the counter of our treasury wo nro going to lay down two coins beforo him, tho gold dollar nnd tho stiver dollar. Wo nro going to Bay to him. "There nro tho standard coins: ono of them Is ns good as tho other; gold Is tho standard nnd silver Is conformablo to thnt standard. And tho credit of. tho United States is out to mako ono Just ns good ns tho othor; tako your choice." And for ono I belle vo that when It is thcro It will maintain tho gold standard and a Just enualltv of all tho coins of tho United States." Extract from Speech of Congressman Dolllver. Henator 8teirnrt' I'ntrlotUm. A few dttVH nco Snnntnr Stnwnrf nf Nevada took part In the debato on thn Phlllpplno question, nnd In tho courso of his .remarks said: The legislation lnrrnnnlnc iha ror. ular nrmy to G5.000 and authorizing a volunteer rorco ot 35,000 men and thrco regiments to bo organized in tho Phil ippines WHS for tho pxnrrsa mirnran of prosecuting tho war and of sup pressing mo insurrection In thoso is lands. Tho war undor Min nltMinrUv Of COIlCrOHS. has bm pnrrlnd nn fnr about eleven months, until it is too Into to inquire how the United Stntes bc camo Involved in it. If the inquiry had been mado in February last it might havo been pertinent, but now, nuer my country is engaged In war Under tho nilthnrltv nf thn InirtatnHirn nnd cxecutlvo departments of this gov ernment, mm niter thousands of pro clous Hvc3 havo been sacrificed and millions expended under tho nuthorlty of tho war-making power, It Is my country's war, and tho origin or motlvo ot tho war cannot now bo questioned. Tho llVPS Racrlflrnil nnrl thn mnnnv v- ponded In a war authorized, by con gress snouia preciudo any effort on tho pnri oi patriotic citizens to provo that the war was wicked In its origin." A Itcveriilble I.tatesmnn. In a recent interview at Mlnnonnniio Mr. Brvnn said: "I nm n nmi im Hover In tho enlargement nnd exten sion oi tho limits of tho republic. I uo not. mean oy mat tho oxtonslon by tho nddltlon of contlnguous torrltory, nor to limit mvself tn thnt. wh thoro is a peoplo Intelligent enough to iorm a part oi tins republic It Is my bollef that they should bo taken In. WherOVOr thero is a nnnnln whn nrn capablo of having a voico nnd a rep resentation in tins government, thero tho limits of tho republic may bo cx- tenucu. "TllO Flllnlnos nrn not. snnh 'nnnnln Tho democratic pnrty has over favored mo extension oi mo limits of this re public, but It has never advocated thn acquisition of subject territory, to bo hold under colonial government." ono day advocating expansion; th next day talking against It. In ono city praising tho Tagalas as patriotic mon porfectly cnpablo of self-govorn-mont nnd lauding Agulnaldo as a "Georgo Washington;" at tho next stopping placo denouncing tho Fili pinos ns unui to uecomo citizens. If Mr. Bryan wero president the peopl might expect a new policy every morn ing for breakfast. They Hnvo "Itlmutulllsro." Dr. Sponcer Franklin, a vonnir Amn. lean physician, has Just returned from Honduras, nfter a stay of two years. In speaking of tho financial svatpm nf that country, ho says: "Tho money of the conntrv In nltn. gother sliver, and any believer in the Bryan doctrine of the frou and unlim ited coinage of that metal ought tol mako a trip to Honduras. If ho should' after a brief sojourn thero, still think tho 10 to 1 doctrine cood. I will nnv his expenses nnd pnssnge both ways. tho worst reaturo oi tho Honduras financial system Is that ono can never tell from ono dav to nnothor what thn sliver will bo worth; It may be 41 cents on Monday and 43 by Wcdnes day, or vlco versa. No American who knows tho ndvantasro of llvlncr In n country where tho dollar is always what it purports to oo can easily oo como reconciled to a financial system that Is so variable." Cotton nnd Onlil, Tho world's output of gold In 1898 wns $287,428,G0O, nnd that In tho Unit ed Sites ws $61,463,000. Tho valuo of tho cotton crop In tho United States, that is, tho raw cotton, in ISj, was $319,491,412. Tho cotton crop in tho United Stntcs is therefore 11 por cent greater than tho gold output of tho world, and five times as great as tho gold output of tho United States. To this great value, howover, wo must add tho valuo of tho seed products and wo hnvo n total something llko three hundred nnd sixty millions of dollars. But tho grand total Is not yet renched, for wo nro working 17,570,000 spindles tn tho United States In making cotton cloths. Tho output of theso, minus tho cost of tho rnw cotton con sumed, must be ndded before we havo tho grnnd total of tho valuo of tho product and of the Industry to tho peo ple. Alnslco's Magazine. America leads the world In tho Iron Industry, thoro hnvlng been an In crease In the production of pig iron of nenrly threo million tons, comparing 1899 with 1898. Tho production of tho leading countries for tho year wus n3 follows: United States 14,000,000 Germany 8,250,000 United Kingdom 9,500,000 Franco 2,700,000 Belgium 1,200,0Q0 Sweden 550,000 Austria 30,Q00 'Ms Ib tho business wnlch aa rid iculed by tho free traders only a fow years ago, - " '