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I '.- a iu\ each yesterday of Ufa,
told we alt ttleua pr«eioa«i 8ter#
ray. sonic 'i i.'./.Ln l", r:..
TV if.et our pathway o'. .:mI o'i i
Ami make tti" heavy i-ii -us le-.*,
h'U ever ruuml in crmr ami press.
'I". ilnvls that day wli-'S" sun
i' -spends and I'Mvc-i no pa-tlng gleam
Ol purpling gwirv i'.' re lo lingo
Tin- radiance o! its clv'n.' boa-a
tirt holy 'lew distinct} anil ssvcet,
the path for blistered feet
Thrice blest the heart that fo-uVy floats
Kach ul/lii o'it some dear im n jrts won,
Thai cvi'Kit 4 its lutli slor« of wealth,
\:nl tin i'.s ble 'shi'js ono bv one.
A- hoards then) with ttneoascimt .-r.-t-l
A_.dnsi tin dari-eum,' tim..- of titvd
Each yesterday should consecrate
Sonic l.tviii toUi i, from a heart
Mayhap 1,0:110 tnl)"" li^.iily liel I
"I arise who i\iro .ss did their pr
inru with ro-'.iti' trio-.v the nl.r!i'
A:. wreath each shadow with (i dv v
And In• n the s-.v.ftiy clriui..! hours
Shall all bo t)umh"re I in their plac.
Each tr asuro bright shall be our nu ii
-To hoi'l with sweet uii lyiu fcraen.
Some hours by sweet -st htoen.se fe.l
S line days ttrtjrht rriario"! in let!- s r- I
—Helen N l' u:iurd. in Kpnn
That left a vacant placo at her side,
and tho idea occurred to me that
perhaps tho old pig would not
object to tho little bear cub occu
pying it. I concluded to try the ex
periment, anv how, and while the
now was lying sleepy content
ment, nnrsing her litter, I sat the
cub down among the pigs. It went
to feeding with them as naturally as if
it were suckling its own shaggy mother
in some hollow tree or hole in tho
rocks. The cub was twice as big as the
pigs, but they did not offer any objec
tion to its sharing in their sustenance,
and the old pig paid no more attention
to the presence of the bear than if it bad
been there from tho start. As a foster
mother she was a success, and tho cub
grew up right along with her own off
spring, and, except in looks, was as
much a pig as a bear. In fact, before
the cub was two months old he had
captured the heart of his foster mother
and held a place there that none of the
old pig's own litter held. How tho bear
discovered it I don't know, but he found
out that the mother of the family, like
all pigs, would miss a meal to have ner
back scratched, and that imp of a bear
used to humor this weakness of her's
and scratch her back by the hour, while
sho lay and grunted her appreciation.
,From what I know now, I believe that
tho cub was establishing himself in tho
entire confidence of tho sow as a part of
tho scheme he was
.even then planning.
Th® little pigs grew rapidly, but not
more rapidly than their foster brother.
"At the age of three months the pigs
•were fat and cliubby fellows, and the
bear was almost as big as tho old sow.
lie had begun earlv with his trjeks on
tho pigs, as ho had on their mother,
and they had come to regard hfa favor
ite pastime of snatching one of thetn
up, tuckingit under his arm and lug
ging it around here and there about the
premises, as a piece of rare fun for
them, as well as for the boar, although
at the start the bear was obliged to cuff
thetn roui.dly to induce them to submit
to it withcut squealing or kicking We
used to think that pig-carrying trick of
tho bear's was just the cutest thing
imaginable, and we always took pride
in exhibiting our pet bear in his act of
carrying one or tho other of his pig
brothers about,the farm.
"There were seven of the pigs, and
tho family, bear and all, were shut up
at night in a high enclosure to which
there was a door that was fastened by a
rude wooden latch, that could be raised
either on the inside or outside by pull
ing a leather string. This enclosuro
was made on purpose to keep pig-steal
in# boars out of tho pen, bears having
been numerous and bold at tho timo
the pen was built
•*One morning in July I went out to
feed tny pigs, and what was my surprise
to Itn i two of tho young pi#s missin/j.
he bear was lying in one corner of tb.o
pen scratching the old sow's back, but
came out yawning and stretc'alng him
self to yet bis breakfast I had dis
Charged a msii a
Who bad v.H'kod
cause 1 ha
Ih NtTrouble
iv luon
iy, and I
abng ...j jo4
couldn't have, gone in a
without their inukin# a
havo aroused soidm one in
v, i
A li.lsi-: INdHATE.
flxperio.ic i,i a Pine Creek Man
with a Pot Do:ir.

iH« Tlifiu, Hut Don't
Ilow Itruin Dcliv red Ov«r to th*
I nfmy Hi* I oster Mother and
Il«*r Children.
"I don't know what other peoplo
might do under tho circumstances,"
said Lewis Shaffer, of tho Pine crook
country, "hut if I should conn* across a
hear cub in tho woods that. 1 thought
.was an orphan and likely to perish for
lack of a mother's care, I wouldn't
take it homo and hecomo a
parent to it, but would kill
it then and there. 'I'here is no difficulty
in raisin# a bear cub, 1 don't care how
your# it may be when it falls into your
hands. And yon can train it as it
grows so it will bo as docile and trac
table as a do#. Uut you can't mako it
hottest. You can't make, it incapable of
b:i"»e ingratitude. It may not him or
scratch you, but it will bo sure to
wound you in a way that will pain you
more than a dig with its claws or a snap
with its teeth possibly ooiiltl 1 know,
fur I have hud proof ot it.
"A year ago last March 1 was going
through the woods up abut# l'ine
crook, the day after wo had had a terri
ble wind-storm, which had tumbled a
good many trees oo a lumb
or lot I own.
1 heard a peculiar whining cry among
some down timber, and. going to the
pot, found a largo pine tree lying
across the dead body of a bear. It was
a bis she bear, and, cuddled up close
to tho dead animal was a cub not more
Ithan a week old. It was doing tho
(whining I had heard. The tree had
blown down and crushed the* old boar to
kleath as it was passing the spot, and
'the cub would have remained at Its
dead mother's side and starved todeath
tlf I hadn't happened along just at that
Itittie. I took the little orphan bear
'homo with me intending to raise it by
ihand. That night an old sow ol mine
[that had a two days' old litter of pigs
laid on one of the pigs and killed it.
'hat would
house. It
was out -f 'ho question, too. that a bear
could have got in and carried off tho
pigs. The discharged hired man had
stolen them. I was sure. I found out
where he was, and detcrmin'-d to sot an
investigation going. Tho very next
morning, when I wont out to feed my
pigs, I was made wild almost by
the discovery that two more of
them were missing I was at !irst in
clined to have the suspected thief ar
rested forthwith, hut on second thought
concluded to wait and set a wau over
the, pen th.it ni#ht. My barn only
for mo to get there in timo the
rhanc.es are that I would not have done
so, for when the boar had got within a
few yards of the woods two other bears,1
tremendous big fellows, stepped out
from tho edge of the timb 'r and hurried
tov\art! him. Mv bear handed tho pigs
over to the two wild hears. The three
hears stood a moment together as if in
consultation, arid then the two returned
to the woods and mv bear trotted de
Uberatoly back home. When I #ot
there ho was just pulling tho latch
string at the pon. lie went in and shut
the door behind him.
"My first impulse was to get my gun
and blow the brains out of this petted:
protege of mine, but after deliberation
t, M.-i.-Oer r.mbirMi ttic Fllfine Mi!. v
it. (j,» s «*,m Kmg-t.
A' '.
the piga
few foot from the pen. and tho haymow
overlooks it. About eight o'clock 'hat
evening 1 ivont up in the haymow and
took a position whore could look out
into the pi# pen without danger of roy
being discovered h.v any one who might
come into the pen. Tho moon was
shining bright, and every thing could
be seen in the enclosure almost as plain
as dav. I lav thorn more than two
hours without any thing suspicious oc
curring, arid not a sound had been heard
except tho contented grunting of tho
pigs It must havo been nearly eleven
o'clock when I saw a movement among
the pigs, and the bear £ot up and
walk*-.*] quietly around for a minvito or
two, stopping now and then a" if listen
said I to myself 'Somo one
is coming, and tho qui:'ted bear
hears him."
"I was thinking that :n a minute
more I would undoubtedly have the
dastardly thief in clutches, when 1
saw the bear step over to where a couple
of the pi#s were sleeping, pick them
both up, and tuck one under each arm.
The gs merely gruntca good
naturedly. and evidently kept right on
sleeping. Tin bear walked to the door,
pulled the latch string with his teeth,
passed out, and pushed the door gently
to again. I was eo dumbfounded that 1
couldn't move nor speak was actually
momentarily parilyzod by this sudden
and startling clearing up of tho mystery
surrounling the disappearance of tuy
pigs. When I recovered myself I hur
ried down from tho mow and out of tho
barn. I could see the bea half way
across a field, striding at the top oi
his speed toward a piec.o of woods
about an eighth of a mile distant, 1
had no idea what disposition the bear,
intended to make of the pigs, and 1 ran
as fast as I could and reached the
shadow of the woods by a short cut, and
hurried along their edge, hoping ti
head off the conscienceless robber and
rescue his unsuspecting wciims if pos
sible. Hut the bear had too much the
start of me, and even if it h.ul been pos­
ties to the north of I
i I. kshire, Kti-.ri.ind. is V.
ilorse mil. on the Sins,m uhioh
there is a large llornanoii- -1:i eti'
cal ed tllngion Castie. A beiow
the ,-a-.t le. on the steep side of he nil i
facing tin northwest is the figure of a
gigantic white horse, the dimensions of
which extend over about, an acre of
ground. Its head, nock, body and tail
consist of one white line, as does aisn
each of its four legs. The out lines of
the monstrous specimen of the ps'im
H/HHM are formed by cutting trenches in
the chalk, of which the hi I! is tnai illy com
posed, he ditches being two or three feet
in depth and about ten feet wide.
chalk of the Iron "h being of a beat.'
white color and tho surrounding
the greonesi of green, the figure of tne
horse can be plainly seen at a distance
of twelve miles and even farther.it is
saiil, if the sun i iing brightly.
A white horse c.vn to have i
the standard of S,i\otis, and s
ha"o -•.jiosed that this •. em
ble-'. figure was made b, il •igist,
on- e Saxon Kings. Mr an
autnor who has y, -en mu !,
celebrated whi'» "so of I'•
brings several a".- .• nts to
this figure uas mad- ordc
Alfred, during tho ro:_"! Kthel i
his brother, and tha figure ..
monument to a victory over the Ianes
ill the year S71. Other well-known
writers are of the opinion that the won
derful white horse is a natural freak,
one of nature's oddest odditi A-.li
tnoad Kurton thinks that tho eolv
tribes noted the outlines of a horse
the i.iiiside and gradually worked it Sa
to its present grac-'fui symmetry, tl.cl
ever this may be, it has been a custom
since time out of memory for the neigh
boring peasants to assemble on a certain
day of each year, usually about mid
summer, to dear away the weeds from
the White Horse and to trim the edges
of the trench so as to preserve the color
and shape. This task is known for
mih-s around as "Scouring the Horse."
A largo mound at the foot of Whito
Horse Hill aril almost directly un lor
the "Horse," is called •.• gon Hill.
Here, according to tra il': •:*. St. (leorge
killed the dragon. On ip of this
mound, or "harrow," there is a spa'ij
about fifty yards -.^nare upon whieu not
a spear of grass has grown during t.!,e
last thousan I years, i'tio peasants say
that the grass can not grow on account
of tho ground having been poisoned
with the dragon's o.,d a» the -. i" s
ieorge gave tiirn :.. •,.• .u ...
Louis llopuh i
Journey TIiroiii !i pnr«* Kn Miles
AlMIVl! 1,1144 I-. H'lll.
The aeronaut lliggius wont un the
other day froai Croydon, near l.uelm,
on a trapeze a
I made up my mind that 1 might not
only deal out terrible vengeance to him
but to his accomplices at the same time.
I could hardly contain myself, though,
when 1 went out to feed my pigs next
morning tc see tho ono lone member o)
the family come to the trough, and the
hypocritical and villainous bear lying
there scratching the back of the mothe"
whose offspring he had delivered over to
bo torn to pieces and devoured in the
depthsof tho wilderness. That night Igot
two neighbors and we took our guns and
hid in tho woods near tho spot where
my treacherous bear had handed tho two
pigs over to tho wild hoars. 1 was suro
that the bear would fetch the last pig
to them that night, but I was not pre
pared for tho unheard-of heartlessness
and ingratitude that be exhibited. We
had been in the woods an hour or more
when the two wild hears came slouching
along and lay down not more than^thirty
feet from where we were hidden. They
remained very quiet, and at about the
samo hour as my bear walked out, of the
pen with the two pigs the night before
cently at his side. You can imagine i
my feelings then. The two bea:-s aroso
to go and get the plunder brought thus
freely to t.heir hands, but they never i
got it. My two neighbors emptied their'
guns into the old marauders, and they
fell dead in their tracks. IJefore roy
ungrateful bear had recovered fro'n his
surprise 1 was out and confron:ii hitn. i
He recognized uie, dropped the pig, and
made a break for the woods. 1 had the
small satisfaction of killing him at tho
first shot. You can raise and do:.)osti
cate bears, but you can't make 'ern rep
utable. They will always bo boara."—
N. Y. Sun. I
—Tho other day an eld woman en
tered ono of the savia-s banks and
when her turn in tho lino came ex
tracted a number of goli and :-ilvftr
coins from her reticule, and said she
wanted to deposit them. She was about
to sign her name in tho book when sae
remarked: "I want you to keep this
money so that 1 may get the identical
pieces whenever I care to. I have the
date of each coin here," and she ui-i
played a paper on which was a list of
the dates. The clerk at lirst thou :h'
she was joking, but was soon convirje -ii
that she was in dead earliest. 1
politely told her that it would he inv
possible to do as she re.| e ,teJ. "Wo'*
all right," responded the woman, "if
can't get the samo coins back again
won't deposit 'em." Then she «rt:
out.—-Albany Journal
1ached to his ballon,
moaning to come down by a parachute
but an accident happened to toe para
chute in a strong current, of air, and he
hal to cut it loo--e. This caused the
balloon to shoot up six thousand feet
higher, and on n*aeiiing tha! altitude
he met another current, which brought
liim back and he saw nothing until he
passed through some sleet, and snow.
He could hear the sound of trains, how
ever. All of a sudden ho found himself
in darkness, caused, he presumed, hv
snow and thick atmosphere, lie was in
this -snow-storm, as near as ho could
judge for at least ten min .'e, wid when
he had passed through it n- sun was
shining beautifully.
lielow him lie could s what ap
peared to be snowy mountains ri-ing up
and down for miles an-1 miles, lie
could see a distance of Mime fortv miles,
and was able to discern the sun glisten
ing on the sea of Hrighton. He found
the air getting very sharp and keen,
and Ion# icicles were, hanging from his
mustache, and ho had no sooner rubbed
them off than others formed. For a few
minutes he was quite deaf. He now
seemed to be descending on the moun
tains of snow, and he thought be was
get ting near Hastings or Iirighton. He
could smell the sea. Thinking ho was
coining down, lie took hold of four of
his guy ropes and pulked the balloon
partly over on one .side to allow some of
the gi»s to escape at. the mouth.
The balloon then turned round three
times, and he remarked to himself. "I
am descending.'' He did nothing more
to the balloon, merely sitting on his
trapc/c watching for terra firm a. which
he did not see for some considerable time.
At length he saw some ploughed fields.
When he was about two thousand feet
from the earth he prepared t.o descend
by hanging by one arm on to his little
trapeze rope as if he were using his
parachute, and got safely to earth
thirty miles from where he starto I. He
thinks he gut about, five miles above the
earth.- Yankee Mlade.
I saw him coming across tho tbdd this
night. As he drew near I saw that he
not only had the last, young pig undei
his arm. but that he was leading" he olo
sow herself, coaxing her aiong by
scratching her back as she trotted inno-
A Story of Calamity .lain*.
"Ibishels of chills and fever litera
ture have been written about 'Calamity
Jane,'" said Cassius Reynolds, a Wyo
ming ranch owner, "but a true storv of
her has never been given to the world.
These stories reflected upon her char
acter. when, as a matter of fact, she
was a good and brave woman. I saw
her a few weeks ago at llock Springs,
Wyo., where she is now living. Her
name is Jane Steers. She was the best
known person in the West, in the 'TO's.
She carried military messages for Custer
in the llig Horn country, where tho
savages were so thick that a white man
dared not enter the basin. She dressed
like a man, always wearing a buckskin
suit. She could ride any horse that,
ever bucked and never hoard of the
word 'fear.' After Oeneral Custer was
killed she went to the lilack Hills and
was the nrst, white woman to enter
Dead wood. When ild Hill'die 1 Hhe
tenderly nursed him. When the Indians
and outlaws were driven awav from the
JJlack Hills she drifted from place
to pla?o and finally located at Uoek
Springs."—Chicago Tribune.
"To marry your daughter Is the sole
object O: my life, sir.'"
"Uats! Young man, any one can do
that, (jet an object in life that, you
will havo to struggle for."—Munn'-y's
A U' eirtrk.ii»l Inf 'f r,i Iiig Sfnrr «t '"'i'-p
le i I Unit'* IntiMlii,' i-w.
'Well Htuck-fa n W a
Co shepherd do «..
intelligence and of -sue ark abb
strength that he was long :pros-e
into service to do the fan..., ...urnine.
although it would seem that the aimo«
humtti reason he manifests in the car"
and regulation o' the cattle on the fan
should have saved him from the menin
Service. The dog's name is deppoun
a' the word of command be will go
any field and separate from the herd
particular cow mentioned and do with
it as le
!. His mast' y say t'
lie do
"jej back low ami
fetch trie spotted heifer home."
Instantly the dog will trot awa :i
designated field, and in due time .-u
.\*'h 'be spotted heifer. 1 brindle
ae yearling Jersey .o black
••••w, 'he niulev cow, will -elected
and disposed
wav. Ib-wil
head of cattl
pair, or threo.
for. lie will
Held to anotht
••limb u i .• i
md do e
A Jef-". c., wis roe.,nt, v tiiNou 11 j,
its mo'i.^i i/r waning, an i it became
uch a pet with the Powell children that
has the run of the premises without
o't or hitidrai. .'eppo earlv showed
his disapprova. ,.• his calf, an I to see
it. free and id a he was laboring
on the tread-mill to churn the vor,
t"l'tnilk the calf was being pan:
with, evidently rankled in his
The tread-mill has a low sia'ted
cage around it. anl the mill stan Is
at such an angle that any thin/
walning on it has to keep walk
ing as long as it remains on tne
machine. The lower end orentrance to
the cage lias a door, but as it was known
that Jeppo. having b'-en fold to run the
mill, would not forsake his work u»ii i
lies duty was done, the door was \,
closed on him. A few days ago.)-
sent to the machine to do
churning. He obeyed, but the .m
had no' been running long hefo
sudden.V Stopped. Tt'e.
i- o e o a s i
She saw a s,gi'' ••-•i*
in i to su to itioti ••-. i'-'.v!' W .,,
Mr-. 1' iwell saw when a
•lep u driving the
1 .l.-rseyca
Ward the tread '. I His ex
envo with unw. '..tig .m", sroi.id
well now. and he to"e-',i i ,ecalf t.
cage dour and nipped its hods unt.
jumped throi
the mill, which
jumped against
Tne calf male
to keep g'dtl
walked abound to th" dairy door, i.v
tin' churns going, and, wagging his
contentedly. I rotted off to the ts'
where Mr. Powell was. The calf a i
removed from the mill, but when
ell was told of the dog's e vtraordir. tv,
act ho declared that .lepposhould ne.e
churn again. .\. Y. Snn.
tit teen years- -rt'iO every month, lie is
popular with whites and blacks. Demo
crats and Republicans, and studied law
so that he cotiid depend on himself to
manage his immenso plantation and
ranch interests. Senator Uurtou is
wort,11 over N"iii),nuu.
1 heri Henry lilack, Ihe great sheep
and cattle ranchman of Tom (Jreen arid
Pecos Counties, is worth nearly halt' a
million. He has made it all in less than
hfteeu years. Are these m,.,, Southern
negroes".' Yes. every one of thorn.
lint the la
st plantation owner and
e e a v i e s a -l a n a a y e i
rich county of Lamar was a li"-ht--ol- i
ored mulatto named llarvor. He die
V 'M.l AOL
.111.4 U.-.-1 Hiif III 1 lie toi liirr i:y t'
nine,' tin- lleKoil v 'ill K. ptilll' n
Mt-ti »'et v'« ori,i:i^Hi It »i.te ill
Urrin^ a Vi'jlitr frottm Ai
i*.it i"
untie'- tongue
t.. a-
the dog in th
•i 1 v select an\
i a pasture,
that may be
ive them fro o
rdor, and nov ^.
ire dog .s u.ide
l-mill a a we
n worl ,i!' 'i
possible that
biiiiMed, and
rod fp.ra -.e
detofm •. i •'•:•, i
his ma ./•
m• ,'
Jeppo t- b-eii i
:it out t- *.... •.%,•
r. (diaii
s i e
Example* of in ttie Kouth VYloi
U»v»» lirovvu Weal v.
It will probably bo surprising to k-p-i-A
that in ial veston there is a colored e, i u
who is worth over :i0,ijuu. His nan .s
Silvester, and he has a fine mansion i
the most, desirable residence por!ion
the city. And. what will more than sur
prise Chicago people, his wife employs
none but whit" servants. How did Sil
vester get rich
.' Well, he got. a start in
polities, then ran a saloon and a gam
bling-house for colored people for a few
years, then went into real estate and
speculated. He is shrewd and success
ful. One of tho most successful and
wealthiest real estate men in Houston
is a colored man. His name is Milton
Sterrett. He owns a fine residence, sur
rounded by immense grounds, all ter
raced off and planted in tho finest
flowers and shrubbery, and keeps a
landscape gardener to attend it. He' was
a waiter on the boats bet weon (ial veston
and Houston before and all during the
war, and made every thing he has in
real estate deals during the Jj st twenty
years. He owns several large planta
tions and is worth at bast r-tuo.uijo.
Then take Senator C. X. liurton. of
Fort P.etid County. When the war
closed and he was freed he lived on a
plantation belonging to his mistress.
wbo-,e husband and two sens were
killed, leaving her alone in the world.
She had given him a good elementary
education and lie was shrewd. P,y atten
tion to business le* soon acquired a good
farm. In a few years he added to it, and
bought in the plantation formerly owned
by s mistress, and had two other large
ones 011 the U.'azos in ten years more
His old mistref,., being reduced t,0 pov
erty, he undertook to care for her. J|.
said, when he was elected to the Stati
Senate, that, ho owed all he was to her
kindness, arid that he felt it his duty to
care for her. And he sent, her back 1,0
her native State--Virginia and regu
larly remits to her--and has done
.. I pio.vmi
.i..-.-, .•: the tut
I, 'I he Ptuiadelpl
u 1 tiat "nearly so vet
••n milis and deab
this citv and viciu
not PI.
and solid
'.he do and s
start -d at on
the do and
a gn-at ou tc- ,.
with the mill. J.
bill is". nit o|
.ndivid .el
leg shiUnn of
[H i vat*' L! t'*
II led expressl,
lot ti i. Its lull Ml One of
uiimi strniurle. rc«- Itaw Miti-rialn
i ,*» U ati'liW'-ml.
entisv 1 v.inia is tne great .stronghobl
protection in the 1'nited States,
lalelphia is its chief city, and has
years been the citadel of protection
:g i tariff Pennsylvania. For years
ladelphia has rolled protect on as a
'!. adelph.,i aeet inei
ling to gall in m. nth. Her
k'.legmen have b' u dil gently
oled in the doctritn wa"vs ar«
•mlent on pr on--thtr u .out
"ect-ion. in fa ". te'ro roi i be no
i's worth liaving. |!u». sll no,
n. v. i'ti-' i tiding ti-'- idgh
t. Ph lad- '1. i and
.. •. ,, «#m II. e hi
Uv num. .MeA'too
Igo Mr. Spr.ttge
sf on with speotii!
i. He '.
the 'J- ,-
wooleh .. is
there besn# 4,'.w
city interested in
:hut Philadelphia
•nanufaeturing ccn'.
n the 1'nit *.1 tc
••stablishtiii rr :i.
roe woo!, l',ee establishments have
1 capital at sii.j.o '11.1100 and .. .- ,,
mu.UiR) worth of goods ever-.
Mr. Springer said
fhat ,: -a.i,
states east ol the Mississippi which iiad
•lani'ired for the wool tariff of isi and
was at the.r demand that it was
i.issed. 'lhat v.-,^ twenty years ago.
«tid these t.vs 1" years of protection
lad '.ft'rly (-•. 1. in the very States
vhich 'demanded it. In Pennsylvania'
here are now only »0 sheep where there
•vere 1'KI in fsiis jjj \,,
Jersey the biss
s about the same, and in 'Jliio there are
lilt fill Where there were loo then. In
he States east of the ssjssippi there
were ill 1 si'iT over ::7.lt"U OoiJ sheep in
issy the number had f'allon to I s.otiu.fjdo,
Ihe ta
1 iff bad faileil to encourage wool
grow i rig and yet. the remedy wh oh has
failed once is now to be
applied again
stronger doses.
Pesides this failure to encourage i|,e
production of wool, what has been ihe
nlato of things in he woo] man ufaet ur
ing industry'.' The manufacurers them
selves have made the admission in their
H11Ilet n--the otlici il org.ui of their as
sociation -that "since 1 ss nearly one
third of th* woolen machinery of this
country has been idle, and the other
two-thirds has been run with lit
t'e or no profit,." And yet the cry
is for more prefect on. The aver
age duty pa last year on all rho
first and second e'ass wool imported
was is per cenl. According to ihe
Mi'Kin ley bill this average will be 57.04
percent. On third class wools carpet
w ools, which are not grown in this coun
try--the ir,crease is still greater,
amounting to 4!» per cent, on the im
ports of I.VJSl).
On woolen iiirinufa.-: i"i the.-,
"WoaW'n aFi*!
JiJntik*''?*, u 1
few weens ago and left, a widow, who
will bo able to pull through, probabl v
as her husband left four largo planta
tions, a fine stock farm, some citv prop
erty in Pans, and a big bank account,
liesides this he left l,«. a snug lit.Uo in
suranee policy ou ins life for Sl8,oJJ.
Clucago i
i s
"'try bom
two years ago have
protection party whi,
charged 111 t!:e fortu ,,f I
private interests
nies of the Tariff hill
bv interested partii-,
can undevstaml any cii^i'ii,,^
a tariff bill and so
•tnde,-stand it and who
rushed througli ill Imj.jj,
country were 1,1 eager w i
phia's work ,ng
-titig the tariff
also a"e we rv
When i-1
ir men 1 el
.1 '. n* w ho a'
.' .anufac
o bitte- 1
ifaet ur- i
•i'gly tin v 1
»r them, it is
make them
to be McKi-
I' ladelphia hn
:n tile same
..rers and m«-r
woiknigmen. and
semb'.ed in their r' •,
tbusiastn the great gaUt
fore a Presidential elooti
The met'ting of ihe bus
held iti the
Sft'eet The :', r.
re pres.
rapi ta
opposi 1 ion to Mi'Kmlev's'j,,
hat ho
clusion it was
must be prop
moans the bro-
let .1 :*ead
n the Wiiltit,
was fllie V
bstanttal uier
i.'l marmfacM
many. -1
»i the fifty
•ing aliou'
which show
'. in- Me K i ti ley bi
by no means eonSitn
that this opposit'.o.
•ky. 11.
'oysthe equa,
itl by hoi Ul iii'
the'poo: li,
•HIH'Mt I .1 I
rood tt e ...
ami one tor t!.
lance and e-
d\ itl le
tie- i
,l jiiHi:
fin a
'..'fe a good th
-l be also fot
1 then f.o- a 1
town .md Jin 1 •.
In th.
.- the p*""'
b. 0.1 wheel i e
Oomt. must. t»
Stinu. i'i- rod ti''! !••'., ,1
htmu': N n 1 be
,-i «g tin- w.,? el. I".
r.iv. Hiaieri- 's ti e v -r
1 II tils e'
'er to the II,
dent. I 1 o v eland said
'•I know that with th* fee'
in our land, it el w,t!i tho 1
SI Ull Jlelil.ly i.f siictl cbr
liiini pr -suiuptu usly uroie I
nt tin: Ins «le(" ion ti 11 it ly
tml'Jej' o' twriff in!) is cut
still more striking in- ri
an. pie
'•nt Av
Mr. Springer predicted lhat if the Me
111 ley bill were passed half of the
woolen mills of Philadelphia Would be
driven to the wall in ten years.
Mr. Me Ad
of ,Ww Jersey, pointed
out seme of the inconsistencies of tne
bill. He point, out Ihe effect of put
ting a tax of and t'i.75 on Sumatra
leaf tobacco, whi -h is used as wrappers
in making cigars out of native Atueri-i
can tobacco. Coverings of the #rade re
quired can not be #roivn here, and for
this reason the wrappers arc. all brought,
from the island of Sumatra. The result,
will he to raise the price of the poor
mans cigars and to make him smoke
fewer of them. The absurdity of the.
bill in putting straw on the tariff !i«t
was pointed out, whereas the farmers in
Indiana burn their straw to pet, rid ef it
And so with corn. In Kansas it is
burned for fuel but if goes upon Mc-
Kinb y s tariff list for a high, duty all
the same.
Mr. P.ynttrii pointed out the necessity
ol promoting manufactures by putting
fret raw materials within thei'r reach.
Mr. Rrcciienridge made a very forcible
speech showing that the present Tariff I
lilts t»
ull bent fit. of it writ.
they want and the MrK,
li," and
indorses it and then
choked off and the iiii.pu^
can not be shown up
tes fit
rt i I tic
Ins done.
i n
for hon
»f mat
The aftern.
access but
w orkinirinen
"n ng u
four 5,if.
Hall, an
w .'rii"n tr i i
rile la e
ad 1 I a
ps itti
I I'li'iii'r
Illnd v
(Wrk 01
l*trp ui
1 1
1 call v 111-n f"I a '1 I li em "i» ait''
-rue 1 s w 1 li 1-4.111 tine to a '.0 th
fit e|- II U'-Sl cuts invo'VH1K tlie.t Wet
iiicrensi'il zeal ntel 111 tlm ligtit
l' i. un'l 1 .Xpi'i ieio 'int
ilet viuin it llivtllv ami in eeir,U'
Ihe Aiiiej ean S' litiineiit ot fair pii
Meetings like these arc of t!
deepest, signifleence in a c-ty iin
delphia. They show t* matH
ers and workingmen abi-c arc!
from protection to a wise i-Wc
an editorial article on this meet
New York Commercial 11
o i i a a e a s e s e
(fcwn 1
llren i
•"I'll (llHIIOH St l' 'Oil" 11
miiv uiirt of tlie omit rv. 1 'I -»r'"
pu!»Iie npiniori. even t!
1- •:ts tie v Ml
nun es .011 mi the ilnin tiant Viot-.V
lad n
Kt-ess llelfi in I'll la.tetpliei til''?
exception 1 SiiTlliticare *. They iiit'8
in les- than th it Ihe 1 .1 p"»
bee, ii It it ^e JC (tell Ail-
til" .loeepl ion III
I'-r whtiui it was spec aii.v
von iiiiioriif 11 section of lhat
il hci o te ell aljeVl' nil il'"*
lis support and tiiey ..jiiai
Hi e e K lie II a e i 1
%f rin
=|b nt
rfor 1
t.li'-ial «a
-We bought last year from
land sl,')IH,r»si) worth of goods.
sum Kauri gum furnish* fL"
gold. ¥i' s(i,.it'r.*i spices.
/eaiand products tho
clothing wool, which w.
country would like to soli uA
'Tho 1
•iti.(Ki i.
finest, k
no.-d an«
Zealand paper says
States are still closed aga list
market for the chief articie i\c 1
to export thither wool- the

that taken in Jss'.i having been
•—The McKinley
i o n i n u e
ceivn the most, dead y slabs
of its friends. The Mitifl*1'
Journnl, which is a Republican
tadks out, in this frank fashion:
McKinley bill is too hard to defctti
th" party doesn't want, certatnl.*'
forced into the field perpc'iiiill,
plaining and apologizing for i
—Wherein does a prof.".'
benefit the Western farmei
increase the price of his corn, h'
his oats, rye or any other crop.
all. On the conirarv. it incrcaSB
cost of his farm machinery. h'
and every thing used in product

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