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"D--NS" THE TARIFF. .iaA- CURSES THAT mav rniup uniwr TO HOOST. Bonllmcnln Not Likely to llo Stmr,nl by Hheeu Italsorn Who- Have l'rollted Enormously Through tlia ltcitorntlou of l'rotectlre Outlon on Wool. "D-n tlio tariff nml all Its fools!" Such Is tlio messngo of tho Field and Farm, nn agricultural Journal pub lished In Denver, Col., In response to a request by tho American Protective Tariff league for Information concern ing tho Industry of Bheep raising. Tho Inquiry sent out by tho tariff lcaguo wns as fallows: "Dear Sir: Wo are anxious to show by rollablo reports tho actual effect of tho Dlnglcy tariff upon the Industry of sheep raising. Wool was upon tho frco list under tho Wilson free-trado tariff nnd is now adequately protected by tho provisions of tho Dlnglcy tariff. "Kindly fill out the blank spaces on tho reverso sldo of this card and re turn tho samo to us at your earliest convenience. "Tho information asked for will be hold strictly confidential, and In no case will tho figures furnished be used otherwlso than making up the totals upon which general percentages nro to bo computed. Yours very truly, "THE AMERICAN PROTECTIVE TARIFF LEAGUE. "Summarized returns of this Investi gation will bo printed in tho American Economist, and a copy mailed free to persons furnishing reports." Accompanying this Inquiry was a leaflet showing tho effects of protec tion and frco trade on wool growing and sheep raising. For example, from 1878 to 1882, Inclusive, under tho Mor rill tariff tho number of ehecp throughout tho country increased by over 11,000,000. Under tho tariff of 18S3, in which tho duties on wool products were materially reduced, tho number of sheep decreased by about C.000,000. With restored protection to wool through the McKlnley tariff of 1890 the number of sheep Increased by nearly 4,000,000. Tho Wilson tariff, with free trade in wool, practically went Into effect when Mr. Cleveland was elected, and Immediately tho flocks throughout the country began to decrease, nnd from '93 to '9C de creased by about U.000,000. The Dlng lcy tariff relmposed the sclontlllc schedules of tho McKlnley tariff, and with tho promise of protection through tho election of McKlnley nnd a Repub lican congress tho sheep Industry Im mediately began to advance. From 3S9G to and Including 1898 tho number of sheep ndvanced by about thirteen hundred thousand. Tho effect of protection and free trade in regard to tho number of sheep owned throughout tho country is not more impressive than the effect as to values. Under the Morrill tariff tho lowest price per head was 52.09, nnd tho highest 52.55. Under tho tnriff of 1893 tho lowest price per head was 51.91, and tho highest price was 52.27. Under the McKlnley tariff tho lowest price was 52.19 nnd tho highest prlco 52.CC. Under free trade tho lowest prlco was ?1.58 and tho highest prlco 51.92. Under tho Dlngley tariff tho highest price in the history of the na tion is recorded namely, 52.7D. These facts of vital Interest to tlio sheep raisers of Colorado and adjoin ing states seem to have nn Inflamma tory effect upon the editor of Field and Farm: Henco his objurgatory re sponse, "D n tho tariff nnd all Its fools!" Why? We do not know. Wo could not possibly have supposed that tho citation of acts liko those gleaned from official statistics and quoted above would operate on tho mind of the editor of Field and Fnrm as a red rag operates on tho sensibilities of n bull, and causo him (tho editor) to loso his temper and fall to cursing like a drab. Wo hardly think tho sheep raisers of his section will Join this Bryanlte In "d nlng tho tariff." Over tho bor der In Utah they will not be likely to echo his profano sentiment. A sheep raiser In Utah county, for example, will not "d n tho tariff," for ho re ports that whereas In 189G (Wilson free wool tariff) ho owned 8,000 sheep of nn average value of $2 per head, ho owned In March, 1900 (Dlngley pro tective tariff), 11,000, of an average valuo of 54.25 per head. Sheep raisers In Chotneu county, Montana, do not "d n the tnriff." Ono of them reports that his flock has increased from 4,000 In 1890 to 0,500 In 1900, and that tho valuo per head has Increased from 52.25 in 1890 to 55 In 1900. From DInghnm county In Idaho comes tho statement from n fnrmor who owned 2,900 sheep In 189C and now owns 0,000; market value in 189G, 52.50 per head; market valuo In 1900 55 per head. Reports from Colorado nro even more Impressive. A Trlnldnd man now has 8,000 sheep, against 0,000 four years ago, and tliclr present vnluo Is 54. 0 per head against a value of 52.00 per l'ead In 1890. Another Trlnldnd man ?ias Increased his Hock from 3,500 to 5,?0, and quotes value at 54 per head Instead of 51.25 per head In 1890. A Trlnchera flock owner has 4,200 sheep, or 2,700 moro than ho had In 1890, and tho valuo ut 54 per head, or Just doublo the valuo of 1890. Theso aro fair samples of the largo number of reports received from the localities from which (presumably) tho major portion of tho reading pat ronage of tho Field nnd Fnrm of Den ton' Ik forthcoming. Do theso prosper ous farroors, who aro, In tho aggregate g ninny mfillnns of dollars richer be ' cause of X'aa .&ango from free wool to '' protection, "a n the tariff?" We should think not. It Is much more reasonable to suppose thnt their pro fano expletives, If they uso any such, will bo applied to an editor who, while publishing a paper for farmers, has so little sense a3 to shower curses upon nn economic policy through whoso operations, directly nnd lndlrecetly, tho farmers of tho United Stntcs hnvo In tho past three years been nblo to recoup In great measure the frightful losses estimated at upward of five billion dollars which they suffered during the four years of Cloveland frco trade. "D n tho editor" tho farmers might, and with Just cause, but not the tariff. How tbo Now llruotn Hneepi. Ono wcek'B record of now railroad equipment shows a total of 7,800 cars of different kinds distributed among eight different roads. In addition four other roads havo put In orders for a total of twonty-threo engines. It Is this sort of thing which hns been re ported almost every week, In tho news of tho railroads, for many months back. There seem to bo no signs of a let-up, but, on tho contrary, tTio de mand for more equipment by the rail roads, which demand Is only a by product of tho Increasing demand for all kinds of American products, con tinues to bo steady. Tho Dlngley law, liko tho proverbial now broom, swept clean; nnd In a very brief space of time freed us from the want and idle ness and poverty which free trade had brought upon us, nnd, unliko tho now broom, it grows moro cffcctlvo ns It grows older. As It and tho protection which It gives to American Industries grow In length of dnys, our national prosperity grows in volume Tho American peoplo will sco to It that tho law continues In force for many a long day yet. Who gnlil Stun? "I- shall not stop talking about the money question until 70,000,000 peoplo secure the right to attend to their own business without asking tho aid or consent of nny ono to attend it for them." Wm. J. Brynn. Well, now, who said stop? Nobody, so far as wo know, has over expected William Jonah Bryan to stop talking, unless his tonguo becomes paralyzed or his Jaws drops out of place from In cessant wagging. It seems that tho people were attend ing strictly to their own business on the Gth of November, 189G, when they chose between tho policies of Wm. Mc Klnley and W. J. Bryan. Elizabeth town (111.) Homo Nows. A POSSIBLE PRESIDENT? ?iO! evidently Dangerously III. "Alas, poor Bryan!" said tho thoughtful man, as ho laid aside his paper. "What's tho matter with S:2.?" asked the Populist In alarm. "Sick," replied the thoughtful man, regretfully; "dangerously 111, beyond question." "Nonsense!" exclaimed the other, reaching for the paper. "How do you know? What proof havo you?" "Only yesterdny," answered tho thoughtful man, pointing to the para graph ho had Just been rending, "he asked to be excused when called upon for n speech." Chicago Post. (loot! Itmlnrris Toller, Under the wise policies of Republic anism, as exemplified by President Mc Klnley, the country has beeomo moro prosperous than ever. Work and good wages aro tho rule. Merchants nnd manufacturers aro making monoy. The credit of tho nation Is better than ever before, and tho demand for our prod ucts Is greater than tho supply. This is something which tho peoplo will not overlook, nnd that party which has proven Itself the most competent In Its management of national affairs will again be selected. Good business pol icy and tho peoplo dcnuul It. Grand Rapids (Mich.) Herald. Just tho Ilevcrie. Under the Cleveland regime u deficit used to turn up at the end of each month. Matters arc just the reverse now. Each mouth shows nn Incrcnso In the surplus of the United States treasury, nnd, besides that, tho public debt Is being steadily reduced. St. Louis Star. On the Ilrlnk. And now It nppenrs that New York cabled to London on ono day nn offer to tako the whole of the 5150,000,000 war loan which England Is floating. Protty good for a nation that Is on tho brink of moral, political and financial ruin. Sioux Falls (S. D.) Argus-Leader. PISCOVER.ER OF p I r .. The Fact IteniRlns. It Is no longer necessary to put n for eign label upon home-made goods In order to hasten their sale. Philadel phia Record. Why Is It no longer necessary? How has the silk Industry of tho United States, to which tho nbovo remark is applied by tho Record, attained to tho enviable position of being ablo to mnrkct Its products as homo-mndo goods nnd to supply 85 per cent of all tho Bilk fabrics worn nnd used In this country? Because of tho sound com mon sense of Insuring to thnt Industry n fair living chance to sell Its products In tho homo market through the opera tion of protcctlvo duties. In tho nb senco of such defense against the rivalry of silks made In countries where labor Is cheaper tho silk makers of tho United States could not possi bly have succeeded ns they havo done. They would have failed In splto of all their energy, skill, enterprise nnd busi ness nblllty, Just as many other flour ishing Industries would havo failed, nnd for the same reason. Tho Phila delphia Record points with prldo to tho tremendous development of silk manufacture In tho United Stntcs, not nbly In Pennsylvania, which heads tho list In tho total number of silk mills within Its boundaries; but tho Record carefully refrains from pointing with prldo to the truo reason for this tre mendous development. Tho fact re mains, however. Thine Thnt Have Come True. Who could havo predicted, in Octo ber, 189G, when paralysis extended to every Industry, that In tho brief period that has elapsed since thnt date tho representative of n Democratic paper liko tho Cleveland Plaln-Denler would say that "our labor Is fully employed and our peoplo contented?" Four years ago, when the wall of calamity cqmo from Knnsas thnt Its farmers were hopelessly burdened with mort gages, who would have dreamed that four years later tho editor of n silver paper would bo able to declare, In New York, that "business conditions were never so excellent In Kansas as to dny," and thnt "Its farmers havo prac tically all paid of the mortgages on their farms and most of them havo money to lend?" There has never been so mnrvelous a change in tho his tory of this or any other country ns has taken placo during tho four yenrs. It may bo added that if Bryan politi cians fall to tako Into account the ef fect of these conditions upon tho elec tions next November they nro reserv ing a painful surprlso for themselves. General prosperity Is a vnstly moro potential factor In the pending cam paign than any question affecting tho status of the Philippines. Indianapo lis Journal. Cnlamlty vi. Prosperity. "Calamity n,walts Colorado this year unless the Republican party Is success ful. Even tho ores of Cripple Creek will undergo a chango and refuse to yield the yellow metal. Georgetown Courier. Brother Randall should havo added to his sarcastic remarks quoted above a few more words as follows: Even the Cripple Creek ores with their wealth of yellow metal cannot offset tho blight thnt a continued Brynnlsm In Colorado would bring. The success of tho Republican party this fall In Colorado Is absolutely necessary to save this grand state from the effect of tho embalming fluid of Democracy that now flows In her business veins, In placo of tho red rich blood of Mc Klnley prosperity. Golden Globe. Flrt Oft tho FucU Straight. It Is a question how much of tho popular feeling on this subject has been worked up secretly by certnln commercial Interests, which had pre pared for a hnndsomo speculation by accumulating a stock of Puerto Rlcan products, vMioso American prlco would bo Increased by the abolition of duties on Imports for that Island. Tho only peoplo really Interested are thoso who bought up sugar and tobacco, and who aro holding them for tho rlso that would follow such a law; and tho only stagnation of trndo Is that caused by this selfish Interest. It Is Just as well to get the facts straight beforo rush ing off into a sentimental outcry against tho president In this matter. Toledo Blade. Would Simplify Mutter. If Bryan is to dictato the stato and national platforms of his party, why not nbandon tho attempt to hold a con vention? Much time, troublo and ex pense would bo saved If tho NebraBkan wero authorized to go to Kunsas City, nominate hlmsolf for tho presidency and liamo his own platform. Cleve land Leader. Hume Itntlo. Tho public debt Is decreasing at a rapid rate, notwithstanding extraordi nary expenses for tho Phlllpplno trouble. During the last Democratic administration tho public debt In creased, In tlmo of peace, In Just about tho samo ratio that It now decreases. Dixon (III.) Star. Extern Toit for Watt-he. At Kew, at tho meteorological obser vatory, a watch Is tested In every po sition nnd Its rato measured and re corded by the hour. It Is hung upsldo down, hung from each side, placed dial down, nnd back down nnd at any num ber of angles, nnd to finish It Is baked In nn oven und frozen In a pall of ice. When It la considered that 19,000 vi brations an hour occur in a watch nni It must not vary a second In n week It Is oasy to see why no watch has ever been ptrtect AN UNAVOIDABLE DELAY. "A drink," entreated tho weak volco. "A warm drink, nurse." "I shall bring it to you," answered tho trained nurso. Sho rose, placed tho bell connection within reach of tho fceblo fingers, left tho room, her light steps soundless on tho rich, deep car pet. Along tho corridor, down tho Btnlrwny, sho pnssctl. It was late after midnight. Lights had been ex tinguished In tho drnwlng-room, tho dining-room, tho library. Only a sin glo globe, opaquo nnd mellow, lighted tho way. Thfs led to tho servants' quarters. Under nnd beyond It tho nurso hurried, n chaste vision. Her bluo and whltc-strlpcd gown and tho snowy linen nt throat and wrists nnd on tho colled dark hair accentuated tho pallor of tho patient, serene face. It was still In that great houso on MIchlgnn boulevard. Now that tho thaw-had como, tho crunching of run ners over tho frozen snow, tho cheery Jlnglo of sllghbclls, tho softened mur mur of gay young voices no longer reached tho car. Not that Nurso Nor lno had anything to do with Blelghlng parties nor any other form of Indi vidual diversion. But thoro hnd been nights out of tho last two months when sho had been a bit bewildered at times by tho recollections theso chim ing, irresponsible bolls awakened. Sho had caught herself standing still, with ono hand nt her h'enrt listening to note should they stop beforo this door. Sho had dropped her hand with a llttlo sweeping gesturo of self-scorn. And she hnd resumed her duties with tho sudden glow In her cheeks dying out as tho flush of embers dies under tho pall of gray ashes. Tonight, howevor, there wns no ex traneous sound to divert no pcrsonnl remembrances to distract hor. Sho passed Into tho great, Immaculate, de serted kitchen. Tho servants hnd gono to bed. She saw nn expanso of polished wood floor, tiled walls, sinks of mnrblo and metal that glittered liko silver; gas and alcohol ranges, nnd tho numer ous minor commodities wblch mnko tho drudgery of domestic labor com paratively light and easy. Hark! What was that sound Just without? A cniftlous, scraping footstep! Sho lis tened tho saucepan poised In ono lift ed hand. Silence. Pshaw! It was nothing. It wns no ono. As if nn at tempt at burglary would bo mndo In this neighborhood and with tho light burning! "I nm getting nervous," sho told herself. "Constant vlgllnnco, con tinunl wakefulness will tell on tho strongest of us after awhile. I wish I might warn all young girls who deslro to become nurses, dreaming only of the romantic aspect of tho profession what tho real llfo Involves what tho actual cxpcrlenco moans." She looked around tho kitchen, and a swift retrospect brought tho roso color to hor cheek. Here It was down hero that sho and llnrry had stolen, ufter tho cook was asleep, to nttcmpt tho compounding of ono particular, dell clous dish. What a blunder they hnd made of It! And sho hnd cut her hand In wielding a hugo knlfo over n smnll bunch of parsley. Harry had torn his hnndkerchlof into strips, and tied up tho Injured member. Ho had kissed the palm, and said: "You havo such pretty hands, Norlno!" She had smiled back at him, saying: "They are not nfrnld of work." And ho had answered, with tho prldo of per sonal possession, they nro not afraid of nnythlng." Ah, well! Sho roused herself with a sigh. "That was all so long ngo, -And time works changes, as wo must know." Tho milk on tho rango was at boiling point. Sho added a teaspoonful of vinegar to the foaming mass In tho saucepan, and quickly removing tho samo poured tho strange-scented mix ture through n flno wire slovo. Her remedy and refreshment wero In rondl ness tho potent "whey" dear to tho heart of trans-Atlantic physicians. Hark! Again! Sho set down tho bowl hurriedly. Nearer that tread and nearer! It was on tho back porch now. Ho whoover lie wns had laid ono hand upon tho window frame was trying It was shaking it softly. Involuntarily Nurso Norlno stepped back. She was not ono of your heroic women. Sho could foel hor heart pounding, until It seemed to strnln Its :ords as a hound strnlns Its lcnsh. Ought sho to turn out tho light? Should sho try to leave tho spot? "Thank God!" sho panted, "Bcsalo will never learn nursing." Although tlio nssoclntlon of burglary with nursing wns decidedly Illogical. There was a grating sound nt tho window. The window wns lifted by n strong, stealthy hand. A blurred, wrlggllug shadow fell across tho floor. "Now!" breathed Nurso Norlno. "Now!" Her profcBBlonnl habit of self-control tho senso of responsibility to hor patient theso sustained her. Just as tho clump of shoes struck tho floor, sho ndvanced. A lofty, Ill-clad flguro con fronted her. A face, distinguishable between slouch lint nnd chin bandage, wns nenr her own. A .ffclmy hand ErlppoJ her thront. "Keep still!" commanded tho volco back of tho swathing handkerchief. 'Keep Btllll" Tho command wan superfluous with Iho herculean grip of thoso strong lin gers nt her thront. "I won't hurt you," went on tho auto cratic volco. "Not If you don't mnko n racket. Ho Isn't homotho muster. I fxw tat In tho paper. I want her Jewels aho's dying. Sho won't miss them. Whoro aro they? Aro they In tho secrot closet off tho drcsslnft-room at tho head of tho prlvato Blnlrcaso? That Is whoro my wlfo kept" Ho broke off abruptly. "Wharo nro thoy?" Tho grip on her throat relaxed. "I know where you menn," sho cried In her surprise hor bowlldcrment. "I know." Why should sho not know sho to whom this houso hnd been n woddlng gift! Sho, who had once placed her own Jowols in that samo receptacle. Sho who had como back ns a paid servi tor to tho scene of hor only full, real, transcendent hnpplncssl "Quick, then! Quick!" An cncournglng onth from oulsldo tho window reached them. Again tho man's flngors closed around tho smooth whlto throat. "You know. Bring them, then or, wait I'll go with you. But no noise, you understand.' Not a sound, or" His right hand slid back ward. Ho shook beforo her eyen tho llttlo toy of metal and wood ho drow forth. "I can find tho placo nlono," ho said. And then, to him without: "Bring tho cord, Marty!" In thnt Instant of diverted nttcntlon sho wrested herself frco. "Listen I" she gnsped. "Tho woman Is dying. Any comomtlon will kill hor nt once. And I cannot 01" Onco moro tho flngorB, florco In ti convolution born of rage, woro at hor throat and tho masked faco bont lower. "You must! You shall or, by" Tho fingers tangled In a chain a mcro thread of gold. Something fell, with a mellow clatter to tho floor. Tho man stooped hastily. Ho plckod up tho fallen bnublo. "Don't take thntl" entreated tho nurse. Sho hnd fallen back onco more. "It Is of no value. That Is of no In trinsic value. It Is mine only mlno. GIvo It to mo!" Sho was whlto as death, and shiver ing, when sho held out piteous, en treating hands. Sho forgot fenr In do Blrc. But tho man wns staring stupidly upon tho medallion In his palm an Ivory medallion upon which wns paint ed a girl's fnco, How- sweet that faco was how near, reproachful, tender, familiar! A lifted young face, full of love.Bhyness, half-fledged courage And tho shyness that was sulntllneas ho know nil these. "Olvo It to me," tho nurso cntrentcd. "Glvo ino my llttlo girl's picture Glvo it to mo. it Is nil I hnvo of valuo Bessie's picture." Tho man hesitated. Ho still looked down on tho trlflo In his great hand motionless, entranced. From wlthmt sounded n crackln at cursco. "I will go," tho man said, "If you will answer theso questions. Whero Is this chlhl? Where Is hor father? Why nro you horo?" Sho put out both hands nnd felt blindly for tho tnblo behind hor. "Sho Is at tho Sacred Heart convent. Sho Is good. Sho is beautiful. Her fathor left his home long ngo In a mis taken a Jealous rago." Sho paused. Something In tho poso of tho great bulk confronting her In tho echo of the volco thnt had Interrogated, mado hor nostrils rigid hor lips blue. "I am hero becauso I must support my child nnd myself. Thnt Is all." "Your child!" ho repented. Ho wns gazing down on tho bright thlng.ln tho hollow of his hnnd. That faco! Tho broad brow; tho eyes, Icas-llddod and long-lnshcd; tho serious "aweop of hair about tho tomplos theso woro IiIb own. And tho mouth thoso squnro cut, son sltlvo Hps with the beguiling dlflldonco that was half audacity thoso woro hers. 'INora," ho began. It wns his old namo for her. "Nora " "Git to work!" ndvlsed a husky volco from the outer darkness, "ait to work, you bloomln' fool." That "bloomln' fool" moved nearer to tho nurso, Ho had cast nslde his disguising lint and 'kerchief. "Norn, you rcmombor how wo enmo down horo to cook n post-opora Biippor ono spring night, after wo had como back from Now Orleans? I did not recognize you nt first. Dress tlmo chnngo mnny things. All theso havo causod natural alterations." It wns no longer tho Intrudor who wns spoaklng. It was tho gentleman tho Bcholnr. "Wo woro so nfrnld of tho cook, you recollect? And that confounded omo let, ties herbes! Wo trlod to make It as It was served to us in dim, dark, dear Now Orleans. What dinners wo had In thnt llttlo, gloomy restaurant on tho Ruo Chnrtresl What prowling In tho French quarter! How you huted tho lazy old mules on Tchoupltoulas street! Then, thoro were tho mornings In Jackson squnro! And tho strolls through tho French market, nnd " There wns no mistaking tho fervor of tho curso which camo through the opened window. But tho man lingered although ho had handed back tho biuble. To you remcmbcr7" ho Insisted. "Could I forgot?" sho counter-queried. Tho bell rang. "I nm needed." Sho lifted tho pitch er of whey. Sho opened tho door. "Go!" jho sild. "Will you toll Bcsslo " "What?" "Nothing, Nora. Novcr mind, dear." "You havo been gono n long tlmo, nurso," objected tho patient, fretfully. "I nm sorry, madamo, but tho delay wns unavoidable. Drink this." Sho slipped her strong arm under tho pillow. Sho directed tho wavorlng head upon it. Sho hold tho cup with firm flngors. But her gaze strayed to n corner whero n crib used to stand n llttlo rose-hung crib, whero tho origi nal of tho portrnlt on tho medallion Baby Bessie had lain! OSTniCH AS A WATCHMAN. Sngnclmie Hint, Nmnrrt Nnpotean, Keep Uuard. An ostrich watchman Is tho latest trained wonder In Florldn. Ho enn bo seen every night making his roundii through tho pens of nn ostrich farm near Jacksonville, says n correspond ent of tho Philadelphia Times. About n week ngo tho sagacious bird, which has been nnmcd Napoleon, proved his capacity for tho appointment. About eight months ngo the owners of this herd of ostriches established tho farm at this place. Provlous to this tlmo und clnco 1885, when they mado their 11 rat Importations of birds Into thin country.thcy carried on their cxtciiBlvo farm In California. Attracted by tho calubrlous cllmnto and tho shorter dis tance to their mnrkets, they determin ed upon this step. When they estab lished their farm at Jacksonville, thoy nddod as nn especial attraction speci mens of mnny rnro birds and animals capable of easy domestication. Among tho former wns a flock of over 200 golden nnd other vnrlctlcs of pluft snnts. In tho course of events thlo fnct becamo known to the mnny color ed gentry, nnd knowing the dnrky'a nntural penchant for "chlckln," tho owners feared for their latest purchas es. Tho pheasants, they knew, would bo tempting, becauso nil birds -look nllko to coons, nnd thoso resembled moro than anything else, nice, fat yellow-legged roosters, nnd so would beeomo doubly tempting. Nor wero the fen is of the owners groundless. Tho "cullod" population rnpldly pass ed through tho stngca of hearing, In vestigating and finally seeing. At thla stngo of tho gamo tho ownors of tho ostrich herd took steps to provent tho loss of their property, and Napoleon was called Into requisition. RICH PICKINQ FOR SAILORS. IlrltUh inti Often Morlvo Fortune In Prlxo Money, As tho minister of war has said, wo nro now at strlfo with nn enemy which docs not oven possess n cocklo-bont, nnd those bravo sailors who aro fight ing patriotically with their soldier brothers havo not tho additional In centives that used to bo hold out to tars In tho way of trensuro ships, tho enpturo of ono of which, Incredible ns It mny seem, in somo casoa gavo each ordlnnry soamnn as much as 2,000 worth then much moro thnn now prlzo monoy. It Is not very long slnco nn old sailor died In London who re membered sorvlng on vessels In tho royal nnvy that sometimes waited off ono stntlon for n year for n trensuro ship thoy had been wnrncd of, nnd who was present when our craft, tho Etna-" llan, enpturod tho Thetis, with 51,75o, 000 on board. About tho samo tlmo thrco of our warships, nfter lying In wait for months, captured tho Santa flrlgnda with a troasuro of nearly 52, 000,000 In her hold. It ncodod nlxty threo nrtlllory wagons escorted by armed men nnd bands of music to convoy tho treasure to tho cltadol of Plymouth, nnd each captnln received ns prlzo monoy 40;730; ench lieutenant had JC 5,100 and each Bcamnn nnd ma rlno 182. Kettle Americano. All winter long, nnd Into this, tho second month of tho vlolct-sccntctl springtime of Mexico, wo hnvo heard two distinctive sounds tho click of tho kodak and tho "tnconeo," or tick tack of tho llttlo IicoIb of tho American girl, marching through San Francisco, Profesa and Plnteros Btrcots. And still they como, this flitting army of rest less Americanos, mulo nnd female, ns tho Lord created thorn, nnd Instinct with tho horcdltury nomadism of our race, for no ono Btuys close nt homo except for flnnneinl reasons. Thnt la nlso why mnny of us here In tho trop ics will not go to tho Paris exposition. It Is well to bo "franc" about It. Bos ton Heruld's letter from City of Mexi co. A Now Mineral. Mohawklto Is tho name given to a now mineral discovered In tho copper mines at Houghton, Mich, It Is nn arBenldo of copper In connection with an nrscnldo of ulckol, united rhomlcnl ly, not mechanically. An alloy of cop per and nickel Is In good demand, nnd tho now oro, It Is said can ho turned into copper, nlckol, arsenic nnd cobalt with less than 1 per cent of wnsto. Cobalt is tho base of tho deepest bliu dyo. Arsenic Is worth flvo cents n pound, copper 17 cents and nickel morn than twlco as much ns copper. llarveit for Dentin. If n child would eat candy once n day nnd then wush out his mouth thoroughly ho might keep up tho prac tice for rtfty years without harm to his teeth, but It Is tho constant suck ing ofcnndy, always having something sweet in tho mouth, that cats nway tho euumol nnd reaps mighty harvests for the dentsU.