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i rod Gleverdaie's Adventure.'
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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
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
"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,
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
"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
"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
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
"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
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.
"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
"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
'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
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
But nt least his resolution was good.
nnd proved tho nobility of his soul.
(To bo continued.)
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
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.
Developed by Broad-Minded Policy of tho
Republican Party.
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.'
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
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
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-
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
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-
"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
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, - " '

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