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FREE-TRAD Ens UNRECONCILED TO THE AMERICAN POLICY. Trotecllon Mml Go, They Say, Huvlnj Oatllvcil It Vsoritlnois nnil llulng n llliiilruiico to tho i:imnilon of In Ututricn." "They Lag Superfluous," Is the cap. tion of an article In which a free trade writer on tho editorial staff of tho New York Times pays his respects to last week's annual meeting of tho Ameri can Protective Tariff league. The Times man professes to bo unablo to understand why the league should per sist In existing. Ho Is (Irmly convinced that protection is doomed to extinction as an American fiscal policy; that "President McKlnlcy nnd tho wisest nnd most Influential leaders of the Republicans nro feeling their way along toward free trade," and "are convert ing tho Republican organization into a low tariff party." Having argued himself into this frame of mind, tho Cobdonlte hot gos peller of'the Times readily reaches the conclusion that "They tho Republican leaders must abandon tho prohlbltlvo tariff policy or tho manufacturers will abandon them. Protection lias had its day, has outlived nil tho usefulness It ever had, and is now a hindrance to the expan sion of tho Industries of tho country. It must go, "Why doesn't tho American Protec tive Tariff league go? Its vocation Is gone, Its influenco is shattered, it Is pulling tho wrong way. It has $1, 133.22 In Its treasury. We advise the league to turn over this unexpended balanco to the Society for the Relief of tho Aged and Destitute and then tran quilly disband." On tho tiny that tho free trade con victions of tho Now York Times were recorded U3 abovo quoted, there ap peared in many newspapers of tho United States, some of thorn free trade newspapers, Washington dispatches, date of Jan. 19, 1900, containing state ments based upon figures Just Issued by tho treasury bureau of statistics to tho effect that In the yenr Just closed the foreign commorco of tho United States under tho full operation of the DIngloy tnrlff law "a hindrance to tho expansion of the Industries of tho country," according to tho Times amounted to more thnn $2,000,000,000, nnd of this enormous sum more than three-fifths was exports and less than two-fifths imports. The exact figures are: "Imports, ?799,83l,G20; exports, ?t, 275,4SG,GU; excess of exports over Im ports, ?475,C52,021. Tho excess of ex ports is larger than in any preceding year except 1898. Of the exports, man ufactures form n larger proportion than over before, whllo of the imports raw matorials for uso of manufacturers form a larger proportion than evor be fore. Of tho exports, more than 30 per cent are manufactures, agaInst-2G per cent in tho fiscal year 1897, 23 per cent in 1895, 20 per cent in 1885, 10 per cent in 1879, and 12 per cent in I860. Of tho Imports 33 per cent arc articles In a crude condition which enter into tho various processes of domestic industry, against 2G por cent in 1895, 24 per cent in 1892, 23 per cent in 1889 and 20 pet cent In 1895." Does this look ns though protection is operating as "a hindrance to tho ex pansion of tho Industries of tho coun try," and thoroforo "must go"? Does this look as though tho loaders of tho Republican party would bo com pelled to abandon protection, "or tho manufacturers will abandon them"? Docs this looks as though tho indus trial captains of tho United Stat03 wero dissatisfied with the workings of pro tection and wero anxious to seo frco trado tako its placo? Does this look as though tho Ameri can Protective Tariff league had no further reason for existence and ought to disband forthwith? There aro many manufacturers who would Ilka to seo protection displaced and frco trado installed as tho Ameri can policy; but they nro not American manufacturers. Tho manufacturers who hanker fa' ireo trade aro forolgn manufacturers for tho most part, with hero nnd there a "manufacturer" of frco trado sentiment like tho New Yorlc Times. SIGNS OF PROGRESS. The South Aivulcenlu; to tho Ailvimtu (( of tli ii Frntrctlvn I'ollr)'. As a matter of record and as Illus trating tho march of Ideas In a section of tho country which for moro than seventy years has stood for tho doc trlno of selling In tho dearest murkot nnd buying In tho choapost market, but which now Eccms to be on tho point of scolng a now light on the question of protection vs. freo trade, wo append tho following draft ot a memorial to tho congress of tho United Statos, in troduced by Mr. DIckorson in the Georgia state scnato nnd by that body adopted: "Memorial to our senators and rep resentatives in congress In referonco to n duty on Egyptian and long sta pled cotton, or on tho importation thereof: "Whereas, Tho present price of long stapled or sea Island cotton is now far below tho cost of production, causing a largo area of our state to langtilah nnd a onco profitable Industry to waver and die; nnd, "Whereas, Tho low price referred to is not duo to' overproduction, ns la demonstrated by tho fact that for a crop of 101,557 bales in 1896 and 1897 the avcrago price for tho grade of "flno" was 11 cents, whllo for tho last crop, 75,000 bales only, or 3" per cent less than the rir prevftf, fn aver age ptl'e fc tho grade "flno" was tiro centJ less, or ntno cents per pound; and, "Wheroaa, Tho Indisputable cause for our low prices, financial depression nnd agricultural discontent Is found in the annually Increasing importation of Egyptian cotton, tho product of pau per labor; and, "Whereas, Tho Democratic party and people have not deemed it derogatory to their principles au.-t interest to have a duty placed on wool, rice, hides and tobacco; and, "Whereas, Tho placing of said duty on tho above mentioned articles has proven n direct benefit to our people, nnd with which protection they would not part without n struggle; and, "Whereas, There nro but two ways whereby the money necessary to main tain tho national government can be raised, nnd since the funds derived from Internal revenue arc Insufficient, even when made enormous nnd bur densome, as thoy now nro; and, "Whereas", we ro forced from the nature of things to depend on a tax lnld upon goodd nnd products Imported Into this country from foreign coun tries to raise funds to assist In tho sup port ot tho government; therefore, bo It "Resolved, That It Is tho senso of this legislature that a tariff should bo laid for revenue only and nrranged so that If It shall prove n burden all mny equally bear it, and if a benefit, it may bo equally shared. "Resolved further, That vo are un alterably opposed to the free lmporta cents per pound on all long-stnplod cotton. "Resolved, That wo favor nn Import duty ot 50 per cent ml valorem nnd 5 cents por pound on all lonr stapled cotton Imported Into tho United States, and that a copy of thoso resolutions bo furnished tho senators nnd repre sentatives in congress." Who will say after this that the world does not move, nnd thnt tho South Is not progressing? Ono can excuse the curious inconsistency of tho declaration which In ono breath calls for a tariff for revenue only and In tho next breath stipulates that tho duty on long-stapled foreign cotton shall bo prohlbltlvo. It must bo remembered 'that the Georgia Democrats, having In their veins tho blood ot three genera tions of freo traders, aro not very well up In tho logic of latter-day econom ics, nnd hence do not know that a tariff for revenue only and a protectlvo tariff arc elements as Incompatible as oil and water, ns Inter-repugnnnt, in-ter-destructtve, nnd contradictory. Rut thero 13 hope for them. They nre surely ascending In the scale of Intelli gence and practical common senso.and to become full-llcdgod protectionists all they need is time nnd just n little moro Intelligence. . HOW HE LOST HIS REASON. "That man looks like a lunatic." "Ho Is crazy became so by trying to prove that frco trado was tho proper policy, and that under protection this country could not possibly prosper." Why Morn ItnllrnncU Woro Jtnllt. The Railroad Gazetto reports that, according to estimates and facts al ready at hand, It appears thut during tho year ending Dec. 31 moro than 4,500 miles of railroad wero built In tho United Stntes. Thero hnvo been no figures like these since before the freo trade blight fell upon tho country through tho election of Grover Cleve land to the presidency in 1892. During tho freo trado porlod tho average nm.ui'r of miles of now railroad built pe: year did not reach half this amount. Frco trado Is as proventlvo ot tho further development of tho country and of a greater opening up of Its re sources as It Is destructive to business already established. Every ono of thoso 4,500 and moro miles of new railroad was built In response to tho demands of somo new Industry, or to tho In creased demand for transportation facilities made by thosa Industries al ready In existence, nnd to which now life was given by tho enactment of tho DIngloy law. Altogether, as tho Ga zetto puts It, "tho exhibit Is a romnrk ablo evidence of tho widespread pros perity that has at last overtaken tho country." Toot Comfort. Mr. W. L. Terhune, publisher of tho Hoot and Shoo Record, says: "Tho boot and shoo trado Is closing tho most prosperous year slnco 1892." In spite of tho apparent fenrs of trio free-traders, tfiereforo, It appears that tho peo ple hnvo not suffered for foot comfort. Increase of work and wages has taken caro of tho shoo question. And It fur ther appears that tho much talked of tariff on hides, so loudly denounced by tLi free-traders, has laid no burdens on buyer of shoes. In Mr. Terhuno's opinion, tho tariff on hides has had "no detrimental Inlluonco" on tho boot and shoo buniness. He stntes, In fact, that scarcely any hides aro Imported for boots and shoes, Why They Aro Clnnoil, Four years ngo Mr. McKlnlcy said It would bo bettor to open tho mills than tho mints. Now the only mills which nro closed are those which cannot got mntorlal to run with. Ilurllngton Hawk-Eyo. THE SHIPPINQ DILL VTMciprcait Dcmnml for the Itnutgrntlot or tho Amerlcnii Morehunt Mnrln The bill now before congress for tho promotion of American shipping In tho forolgn carrying trado Is a bill upon which almost all of those engaged la shipbuilding nnd shlpownlng In tht United StntC3 hnvo united In advocacy It confirms to tho recommendations of the president In his last annual mcs sago to congress, and It Is In accord with the recommendations In tho last nnnunl report of tho secretary of tho treasury. It Is also In lino with tho suggestions mado In tho last report of tho commissioner of navigation, Is In dorsed by Senator Fryo, tho president pro torn, of tho United States aennto, nnd who is nlso chairman of tho senate commltteo on commerce. It has boon Introduced In the ltouso by tho Repub lican lender upon the Itoor.IIon. Soreno E. Payne, chairman of tho way and means committee. The shipping bill has been Indorsed by somo two hundred commercial nnd agricultural nrganlzatlons, In nil parts of tho country, ninny of which jiro of great national strength nnd influence Several state legislatures have peti tioned congress In behnlf of its pas sage. It has been before tho people for over a year, has been widely discussed In the press, and tho trend of comment Is largely favorable, many Democratic nowspapers, especially in tho south, warmly commending Its provisions nnd ndvocatlng its passage. , This shipping bill provides compen sation for American vessels, engaging In tho foreign cnrrylng trado Just nbout suftlciont In nmonnt to onablo thorn to compete with tho foreign ships which now monopolize all but 8 per cent of American foreign carrying. Thc3o for eign ships earn, It 13 conservatively estimated, between ?175,000,000 and $200,000,000 n year In frolght nnd pas senger charges, which sum, or Its equivalent In the products ot tho Unit ed States, must be shipped abroad to defray the cost of our ocean transpor tation. From this brief summary of facts, of largo importance In connection with tho efforts that havo been for nearly forty years bo unsuccessfully mado to secure adequato protection for Ameri can ships In competition with forolgn ships In tho carrying of Amer ican foreign coramerco; nnd con sidering, also, that tho Inter ests most Immediately and di rectly affected aro a practical unit In Its advocacy; besides which It com mands such widespread Indorsement from commercial nnd agricultural In terests nnd tho press, and tho ad vocacy of thoso mombera of congro33 whose support Is essential to tho pas sago of any legislation helpful to American shipping Interests In tho foreign carrying trade In vlow of all these considerations It , would seem that the pending bill should rocolvo tho support of nil who nro sincerely do slrous of bringing nbout tho restora tion of tho American merchant marine. Wo must bear In mind that tho ship ping of foreign nations that Is In com petition with American shipping, In tho forolgn trade, receives from for eign governments, ns subsidies, sub ventions, naval reserve retainers, bounties nnd the like, n sum exceeding ?2G,000,000 nnnunlly, and ngalnst tho competition thus enormously unstained unaided American shipping cannot compete, with tho result that tho Unit ed States loses tho protection It re quires upon tho sea In tho reinforce ment of our navy through tho posses sion of merchant ships and seamen, ns woll ns tho loss of botween $175,000,000 nnd $200,000,000 In ocenn transporta tion charges, which latter Is an enor mous drnln upon tho tho Industrial nnd financial resources of tho nation. Tho shipping bill Is now In tho hands of tho house commltteo on merchant marine and fisheries, of which Gen. C. H. Grosvonor of Ohio Is chairman, nnd It Is nlso In tho hands of tho sen nto committee on commerce. Each of theso committees has been holding numerous public hearings upon tho bill, nt which Its frlcndB and Its few opponents hnvo appeared, and, It Is bo lloved, will soon bo favorably reported by each commltteo to Its respective branch of congress. Its adoption bo foro tho closo of tho present sosslon of congress secmB assured, with tho rseult that tho long expected revival of tho Amorlcan merchant ninrlno seems now to bo measurably In sight. No I.lmlt Clin lie but. Tho Industries of Ohio nro fooling no lot-up from tho prosperity which enmo to them with tho passago of tho DIngloy law. On this point Mr. .1. O. Mass, president of the National bank of Sandusky, says: "I do not remember when Ohio was In better condition financially nnd otherwise. Tho situation could not bo hotter, nnd so far as I can seo, tho out look has In It nothing but what Is en couraging. . . . Tho railroads havo boon making much monoy, nnd I know In tho aystoms In which I am Interest ed tho Central Ohio, tho Midland and tho Sandusky our business Is ulmply limited by our capacity. . ,. . Man ufacturers are ruBhod to fill orders, nnd there is profitable employment tor tho workingmen." Tho only statement in this which might bo questioned is that "tho sit uation could not be better." That has been said so many times In tho past three years, and yet tho Industrial ult untlon keeps right on growing bettor and hotter, nnd prosperity continues to become moro extensive and stu pendous nil tho time. Ho Is n daring man who would, In vlow ot our experi ence so far, attempt to placo any lim its to tho prosperity which will ulti mately be reached undor the stimulat ing Influenco ot protection. SIX NINETY-SIX, MAIN "It's strange," said n bluo-oyed "cen tral" to a "central" with gray-sreen eyes, "that no ono ever calls up 69 G on this circuit. Tho 'phono una been In three or four months now, nnd I test tho wire regularly every morning, but thero Is no further communication with tho houso day In nnd day out." "Who answers when you call?" In quired tho girl with tho gray-green eyes. "A man. His volco sounds ns though ho wore old. I suppose It Is Mr. Rum ford himself." "Rumford, you say?" "Gcorgo Whitman Rumford. That's his whole mfmc. I looked him up In tho city directory, No placo ot busi ness Is given. Thero ts no occupation mentioned In connection with his name." "My goodness, ho Is a myjtery!" cried the girl with tho gray-green eyes. Havo you tested tho wires yet this morning?" "No." "Let mo try It then." Sho rang up briskly. A volco an swered: "Good morning." "Testing the wire," responded "Cen tral" cheerfully. "Tho wire responds," said tho volco. The gray-eyed "Central" turned to the blue-eyed "Central." "No ono over answered mo that way before," sho observed. "Ho said: 'The wlro responds.' " "Yes, ho always pays that. It seems a sensible thing to say, but it sounds curious. I think ho jloesn't know what pcoplo aro in tho habit ot saying over tho telephone." Tho weeks went by. From tlmo to time tho girl with gray eyes would say to Lldn Nelson, tho girl with bluo eyes: "Has COG been called yet?" "Nover," said Miss Nelson, "but tho wlro still responds." Ono day Miss Nelson', against all rules and regulations, attempted a di version. "It Is nn electrical sort of a morn ing," sho observed. "It mnkos tho volco sound unnatural over tho wlro." Thoro was an nccont of eagerness In the volco that ropllcd. "It docs, Indeed," observed GOG; "but don't you think volco always sounds a llttlo Btrangc In tho tolcphono?" Miss Nelson was quite aware that sho had no right to contlnuo tho con versation, but she had held her curl- "I'M ODLIGED TO YOU FOR COM- INO IN." oslty In check for months In tho face of a mystery, nnd she could endure It no longer. "You do not uso your 'phono much," the said politely. "No, no," responded tho volco, somo what sadly, "I'm not acquainted In tho city. I haven't much uso for a tolo phone, It Is truo. Iiut it's a great in vention. I enjoy it very much when you call mo up In tho morning. I can seo what a great convonlenco it would bo If I wanted to ask anything of anybody." Thoro was something so wistful In tho volco that Miss Nelson mado nn apology to horsclt for tho tears that camo In her eyes. It was a monotonous llfo thnt sho led. It had not much happiness in it, and no romance. So it was not sur prising that sho ondeavorod to probo this, hor first mystory. Sho took tho pains ono Sunday afternoon when sho was nt lolsuro to call nt tho houso of Gcorgo Whitmnii Rumford to mako nn inquiry nbout a fictitious address. Tho houso was now, ami ot red sandstone, elegant, and plain, nnd tho yard, tho walk, and tho steps woro In a condi tion of scrupulous nentness, A young colored man answered tho door. Miss Nelson, blushing at hor docolt, mado hor Inquiry In a loud tono ot volco. As sho had hoped nnd expected, this brought an elderly gentloman out of tho library. "What Is It tho lady wants to know, John? Can I bo ot any assistance, madam?" Miss Nelson, hating herself for hor duplicity, repented tho question. Tho tnll gentleman shook hl3 head regretfully. "I really can bo of no assistance to you," ho said. "I know so few persons In tho neighborhood. Hut If you will do mo the honor to como In nnd wait I will send John out to mako In quiries." "Oh, no, no," protested Miss Nolson. "I shall havo to glvo up trying to find my friends, I think. It 'la evidently n mistake. It Is sometimes hard to lo cato ono's friends In a city like thU." "It Is, Indeed, I suppose. Unfor tunately, I have no friends hero." "No?" "No; I have recently como hero. I havo always lived in a llttlo town, but I thought 1 would like to seo what llfo In tho city was like." "Yes." "I have built this house, Won't you ctcp In a moment nnd look nt If I take great pleasure out of IL Tho post man kindly stepped In tho other day nnd looked at it, nnd he admired it ouch." Mls3 Nolson hesitated between pru denco nnd amiability, nnd then, oust ing selfish caution to tho winds, sho went in. A prim, expensive, exquis itely neat, and altogether unhomcllko Interior mot her view. "I hnd to do It qulto nlone," ex plained Mr. Rumford. "t daro say n lady can discover many deficiencies In It, nnd 1 should bo glad ot sugges tions." "You must find It pleasant living on tho boulevard," said Miss Nelson. "Oh, very, very! So many pcoplo go by, I would like to ask some ot them In, nt times, but they might think It strange. I'm much obliged to you tor coming In. It has mnds n very agreeable break In tho day. I'm n llt tlo solltnry, you know. If it woro not for John I should bo qulto dull." Miss Nelson was moved to shako hands In paying farewell, and the hnnd that took hor's was unexpectedly hard with ancient callouses. Sho could not make tho man out. Ho was moro ot n mystery than over. Sho got In the way, after this, ot adding somo llttlo word over tho phono, after tho dally test of tho wires, and Anally sho confessed that It was she who had called. Mr. Gcorgo Whitman Rumford wns greatly pleased nt this. Ho laughed nnd chatted nbout It till Miss Nolson was obliged to ring off. Ho wnntcd to send her n llttlo gift, but sho refused very gontly to rocolvo It. Ho nsked to take her to church Sunday evening, but sho felt It to bo best to refuse that courtesy, too. Ho Inquired whether ho might not call for her and escort hor homo. Hut she did not nccord him tho permission. Ho took thoso rebuffs sadly. One morn ing there was no response when she rang tho boll, and nftcr many trials sho mado out that John was making futllo attompts to bo heard. It was John who mumblod ovor tho wires for four successive mornings. Miss Nolson grew anxious, nnd called personally nt tho houso. John camo to tho door, weeping. "Mlstah Rumfo'd ho pass 'way dla moh'iiln', ma'am. Ho ask mo ovah and ovah las' night, did you tea' tho wlaliB yet. Ho mighty ton' ob answer lug tho 'phono, Mlstah Rumfo'd." Llda Nolson Buffered a pang such ns sho had nover felt before It was ro morse. Sho wont Into tho room whoro tho undertaker nnd his assistants wero, having Just finished their sorry tnsk. and sho looked with penltonco at the white face of the loneliest man she hnd ever known. "I ought to havo had less proprloty and moro humanity," she said to her self. It was Miss Nolson, John, two or three of tho noIghborH, nnd Mr. Rum ford'B mnn of business who followed tho black cofflu to tho placo ot tho dead.' And tho next weok Miss Nolson had nil tho mystory solved. Tho man of business brought hor a manuscript. It was written for her by the dead man, and It contnlncd a slmplo story ot a man whoso monoy had brought him only Isolation. With tho manuscript was n gift. "When you rccolvo this," tho donor had wrltton, "I shall bo whoro you cannot return it to mo." "My contemptible, solflsh propriety!" sobbed Llda Nelson. "My cownrdly discretion! It's tho biggest chanco I over had for giving happiness, nnd I missed It. I let It go." Sho was glad when her circuit was clinngod, so that sho would havo no further occasion to ring up Six-ninety-six, Mnln." Chlcngo Tribune. The Iilont Wotunu. "Mold first her physlcnl framo, nnd then, ns tho strength sho gains will permit you, fill and temper her mind with nil knowlodgo and thoughts which tend to confirm Its nntural In stincts ot Justice nnd roflno Its natural taste of lovo. All such knowledge should bo given hor ns mny enablo her to understand, nnd even to aid, tho work of men. It la of no moment, ns a matter of pride or porfoctnoss In herself, whether sho knows many lan guages or ono, but It Is of tho utmost that sho should bo nblo to understand the sweetness ot a stranger's tongue. It Is of no moment to her own worth or dignity thnt sho Bhould bo acquaint ed with this sclonco or thnt; that It Is of the highest that sho should bo trained In accurate thought. It Is of llttlo conscqueuco how mnny positions ot cities sho knows It lu not tho ob ject of education to turn n woman Into n dictionary but It Is deeply Import nut thnt sho ho taught to oxtond tho limits of sympnthy nnd to understand tho nothingness of tho proportion which thut little world in which she lives and loves bows to tho world In which God Uvea nnd loves." John Ruskln. Why Called "UriKiuntto." A llttlo Memphis girl who Is con stantly surprising her oldora with hor sago remarks waa Invited out to lunch eon ono day, and whllo she wan nt table sho wan helped to a cromiottn, "What Is this you gavo mo?" alio queried with tho frank Inqulsltlvcness of childhood, fiho was told that It waa a croquette. "Woll, what la it mado of?" alio Insisted. "Of chlckon," her nmuseil hostess replied. "Oh, I sup pose thnt la tho reason It Is called a crow-quetto," sho nalvoly remarked. ruzMiiiff. Daisy Mcddors (sentimentally) Toll mo, Abnor, why do you lovo mo so much? Abner Appledry (practically) Darned If I know. MORPHINE PEAT THE DEAL BOX Young Uambtrr l'nrtmtlmt to Stop Whllo Ilo Wns n, Wlnn'r. "I coo gambling Is running wldn open In Colorado ngaln," said Walter Harris, n cattloman of Topoka to u Denver Republican reporter. "I don't suppose, though, It is ns wide open now as It was In tho Into S0j. I wna In Mnniloit overy summer nt thnt time and tho high games thnt used to run nt somo of tho clubs would bo nn eye opener to tho gamblers of tho present dny. Cattlemen woro making money then, ns wero tho miners, nnd they used to moot in Mnnltou nnd try for each other's pockctbooks, with tho re sult that tho professional gamblers got tho monoy. I remember how ono young follow was mado to quit winner ngnlnst his will. His namo was Rich Ho was n nophow of ono of tho big reaper men nnd his folks kopt hint supplied with monoy, a regular allow ance. Ho had boon gambling every cent of It, letting bills pllo tip for ho tel nnd livery nnd everything else. Hlo peoplo sent word that thoy wouldn't send any moro money, nnd said If he got Into troublo ho'd hnvo to get out hlmsolf. His creditors were Just nbout ready to Jump onto him, when ono night ho made n big winning. Ho was playing faro in tho club thnfa torn down now. It used to stand over from tho dopot nnd wns tho place for high play. I supposo ho had ?l,00J or $5,000 In front of him when I1I3 friends began trying to persnndo him to quit. Ho wns Just llko nil tho rest of them, going to broak tho bank and all that sort ot thing, and ho wouldn't quit. It was n red jiot night for Mnn ltou, nnd, with tho excitement nnd all Rich hnd pulled off his coat nnd rolled up his alcoves. Thero was a doctor among his friends, nnd though ho hadn't cnld nnythlng to Rich, I sup poso ho felt n responsibility, because tho young follow had como out bore for his health nnd hnd boon referred to tho Mnnltou doctor by tho doctor ho had at homo. I wns watching thu piny, though I didn't know any of the pcoplo. 1 saw tho doctor turn his back to tho crowd for n inlnuto nnd fiddle with somothlug ho had taken out ot his pocket. Then ho walked over to Rich nnd put his hnnd on his baro arm. 'You need a sedative,' ho said. Quick ns a flash he took tho hy podermic syrlngo ho had In his hnnd nnd fired a charge Into Rich's nrm. Rich said 'ouch,' nnd grabbed nt tho plnco where ho had beon pricked, but tho deal was going on, and ho turned to thnt again. Iloforo halt tho cards woro out his head settled on tho table, ho commoncod to drnw good long breaths and wns aslcop. Tho doctor took tho chips, cashed thorn In, then ho took nnd wroto n rccolpt for tho money nnd gavo It to another friend of Rich's to keep. Then ho took Rich, loaded htm Into n carriage, took htm out to his ofllco, nnd watched ovor him until ho camo around tho noxt day. Rich paid lits hills, but ho did no moro gambling In Manltou. They wouldn't lot him pluy ngaln." GIRLS USE COLLEGE SLANG. Homo of Their Uxprrinloni Would To tally Vptat Tholr Kttlan. Miss Mnry Chnrlotto Crothcrs, 1901, Crothora, Pn., read n pnpor on "Col lego Slnng"' recently, anya tho Bnltl moro Sun, In which aho nald: "Any ono who has been to Annnpolla has heard tho remark that n cortnln endot 'bilged because ho gauged;' and who would guess tho sontenco translated ru n a 'tho endot wua oxpollcd becnuao ho cheated.' You would bo puzzled If told that Cadot Drown wns 'rntoy nnd bo could go out in town nftcr tho 'fommo' ho wns to 'drag' to tho hop; but it meaiiB only that ho has privil eges which ennblo him to go out of tho yard for tho girl ho la to escort to tho bail. At'Weat Point n. modcat llttlo maiden wob greatly atartled by a ca dct'a naklng hor to 'spoon' with hltn tho noxt dny at 4:30, Sho drew herseir up haughtily and was nbout to admin ister a rcbuko when tho youth hasten ed to explain that nt Wcat Point 'to spoon' niennt to tnko a girl walking. At Wesloyan tho boys cnll the co-eds 'quail,' nnd their dormitory tho 'quail rooat.' Rut If wo havo no alnng. po cullnr to our own collego, wo cannot llattor oursolvcs thnt wo nro freo from tho evil, for any ono who apends u half day within our sacred portalB will hear an appalling nmount of tho Jnr gon Issuing from tho lips ot our state ly upper chiHsmen. I don't think n girl haa much right to act down ua rough and 'unpolished a poor llttlo freahmnn's English, when hor own vo cabulary consists In tho mnln of audi oxpreaslonn na 'bono,' 'dig,' 'pull," 'cram,' 'grind,' 'tncky,.' 'wnddy 'woolly,' 'simply great,' 'perfectly gor geous,' 'proud to death,' 'I caro for that,' 'forget It,' 'how ghaatly,' 'fustic,' '.flondlah,' 'fierce,' nnd 'that girl looka llko a peanut.' Tho freshman soon ndds to her list nil our alanglah nb brovlntlona ns 'aym.,' 'ehom.,' 'paych.,' 'eoch,,' 'quiz.,' 'lab.,' nnd ninth.' Theso belong atrlctly to u collego, nnd until sho Is fully vorscd In the loro, aho doesn't feel nblo to converse on equal ground with nn uppor clnasmnn." (Irent Halt f.uke Drying Up. According to tho Irrigation Age, the wnters of tho Great Salt Lake in Utah havo receded n mile In the paat year, nnd so in o poisons think thnt within tho coming century this wondorfnl body of water may bo completely dried up, Tho cuuso of tho lowering ot the water la ascribed to tho rapid extonalon of Irrigation dltchca, which drnw their supply from the streams emptying Into tho Inko, Thoro la now n "anlt dcaert" not fnr from tho lake, which was onco covered with wnter. Tho anlt doposll on tho floor of tho Inko ltselt la be lieved to bo of great thickness.