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Power of Sunshine.
A French scientist calculates that In
an average day the sun will pour on
two aud a half acres of ground heat
which might be turned into energy
equal to the muscle power of 4,103
horses.
M. Mouchot believed that this heat
might be utilized and made to do the
work now done by steam and electric
ity. He found that by condensing the
heat played on less than a yard and a
half of ground he could boil a quart of
water. By arresting sunshine and
condensing it, small steam engines
have been operated successfully in
Paris but nothing has yet been done
to realize practically the great hopes
of revolutionizing civilization by using
directly the enormous power which
comes to us daily from the sun. This
power is calculated at that of two hun
dred and seventeen trillion, three hun
dred and sixteen billion horses, and a
thousandth part of 1 per cent of it
would run all the factories the world
will ever need.—New York World.
Ills.
An Abominable Legacy.
A tendency to rheumatism is undoubt
edly inherited. Unlike many other
legacies, it remains in the family. The
most effectual means of checking this
tendency, or of removing incipient rheu
matism, whether pre-existent in tho
blood or not, is to resort to Hostetter'a
Stomach Bitters as soon as the premoni
tory twinges are felt. Nullifying the in
fluences of cold, exposure and fatigue,
the Bitters not only fortifies the system
against their hurtful consequences, but
subjugates malaria, liver and kidney
complaint, dyspepsia and nerve disquiet
ude.
The Dear Girls.
"I see," said the girl with the com
mon-sense feet, "that one should not
wear a skirt that shows more than
eight inches of the boot."
"You needn't feel worried over that,
dear," said the light-footed girl. "It
means perpendicular measurement."—
Indianapolis Journal.
Seeking Information.
Pelie—Mr. Dudds. do you ever have
any trouble on the beach
Mr. Dudds—I don't understand, Pe
tie. What do you mean?
Petie—Why, sister says you're not
the only pebble on the beach, an' I was
a-wonderln' if you had eny trouble
wid de udders.—Philadelphia North
American.
ALASKA! Miner's Guide to the Gold Fields!
and latest authorized map, showing different
ro'JieB. All about Placer Mining. Outfits,
Rates, Etc.. by mail 20c. Taylor Publishing
Co., Box 2614, St. Paul. Minn.
Dlasatlsfleu.
Of course," said Mr. Kronnick. as
ne looitea through the smoked glass at
the eclipse, "it had to pick out a day
when it was comparatively cool and
comfortable."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean there would have been some
sense in the sun's acting this way dur
ing one of those scorchers, when we'd
have been only too glad to get rid of a
piece of it."—Washington Star.
Educate TOUT Bowel* with Cascarrti
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever
10c. If C. C. C. (all druggists refund money.
No Pity fo." the Poet.
Don't you think young Porticus is a
budding genius?"
"No I think he's more of a blooming
idiot."—Philadelphia Bulletin.
Proved His Devotion.
Cleveland Leader: "Do you think that
Hazslton married his wife for love or for
her money?"
"For love, undoubtedly. Why, he kept
on working for nearly three months after
the wadiinT. and ho might h? tolllni?
evei now if her father hadn't got
ashamed of having a common laborer in
the family, and sent them to Europe.
m*»
Our I's are just as strong as they were fifty years ago,
when we have cause to use them. But we have less and
less cause to praise ourselves, since others do the praising,
and we are more than willing for you to see us through
other eyes. This is how we look to S. F. Boyce, whole
sale and retail druggist, Duluth, Minn., who after a quarter
of a century of observation writes:
I have sold Ayer's Sarsaparilla for more than 25 years,
both at wholesale and retail, and have never heard any
thing but words of praise from my customers not a single
complaint has ever reached me. I believe Ayer's Sar
saparilla to be the best blood purifier that has been intro
duced to the general public." This, from a man who has
sold thousands of dozens of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, is strong
testimony. But it only echoes popular sentiment the world
over, which has "Nothing but words of praise for.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla."
...Any doubt about it? Send for the •'Curebook.?,-,,.
It kills doubts and cures doubters.
Address: J. C. Ajrer Co., Lowell, Mass.
Facta Abont Alaaka.
Write to F. I. Whitney, G. P. & T. A..
Great Northern railway, for "Facts About
Alaska," or send 10 cents in stamps for
"Alaska. Lund of Oold and Glacier," a
beautifully illustrated booklet, containing
maps and descriptive matter.
A Skeptic. s"
Cleveland Leader: She—Do you really
believe that Gabriel will sound the trum
pet for all of us, on the last day?
He—Well. I am somHimes! half Inclined
to believe that some will insist upon blow
ing their own herns, even then.
Awarded
"Highest Honors—World's Fair,
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fair.
•DR
CREAM
BAKING
POWER
A Pore drape Cream of Tarter Pswdtr.
40 YEARS THE STANDARDS
The Charge.
The other morning a man named Sis
sons, who stammered dreadfully, was
placed in the dock of a London police
court.
It was a very difficult thing for him
to pronounce his own name.
He had the misfortune to stay out
late and make an uproar over night,
and to account for it to the magistrate
next morning.
Sissons began to reply:
"Sss-ss-sssss-sss-sss—"
"Stop that noise and tell me your
name," said the magistrate, impatient
ly.
"Sss-ss-sss-sss
"That will do," said the magistrate,
severely. "Policeman, what is this
man charged with?"
"I think, yer honor, he's charged
with sody-water."—Spare Moments.
To Care Constipation Forever.
Take Cascareta Candy Cathartic. 10c or 250.
C. C. C. fail to cure, drugglata refund money.
Few and Far Between.
Browne—Who wrote "Birds of a
Feather Flock Together?"
Towne—
Some idiot who had never
been out shooting.—New York World.
Coe's Cough Balsam
Is the oldent&nd best. Zt will break up a cold quicker
than auyt-hing else. It is always reliable. Try it.
Readily Answered.
Poet—Give me a word that is synon
ymous with "crop."
Amateur Farmer (testily)—"Failure."
—New York World.
Mrs. Wlnnlow'8 Soothing Syrup
Forchlldren teething,softona the fruma.redtxcea inflam
matioo,allays pain, cures wind colic. 85 cents a bottle.
Facetiously Intended,
"One of Mack's bridal presents was
a lawn mower, and it made him furi
ous."
"Furious? He ought to have been
pleased."
"No you see he married a grass wid
ow."—Puck.
Had Hopes.
Stern Father—And do you think,
young man, that you can support my
daughter in the style that she has
been accustomed to?
Young Man—Well, sir, with a little
help from you every now and then, 1
rather think I can.—Somerville Jour
nal. 71
.Don'tTobseco Spit and Smoke Your Lift Away,
To quit tobacco easily and lorever, be m&g
netlc, full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To«
Bac, the wonder-worker that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 60c or $1. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address Ster*
ling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York.
Not un III AVInd.
First'Lady—There goes young Mrs.
Pedigree. I suppose She bores people
to death telling the bright things her
little boy says.
Second Lady—Oh, no fortunately,
lie says such dreadful things they
can't repeat them.—Boston Traveler.
Plso's Cure for Consumption has been
a family medicine with us since 1865.-
J. R. Madison, 2409 42d Ave., Chicago,
Irony ot Fate.
Guest—Who is that pale, frail-looking
man with spectacles who comes over
here every evening and drinks a bottle
of Apollinaris?
Bartender—Why that's the man who
writes those lively drinking songs that
the students like so.—Jugend.
A Fond Retrospect.
"I wish," said the unhappy, perspir
ing man, "that I cculd find that little
boy."
"What little boy?"
"The one who threw snowballs at me
last winter. I'd like to forgive him."—
Washington Star.
Hall's Catarrh Care
Is taken internally. Price, 75c.
Vindication Wanted.
"The Klondike stories seem to have
made you pretty glum," said the base
ball editor. "Getting the fever?"
"No," said the funny man, "but after
all the jokes I have written about the
frigidity of Boston, it seems queer that
I can't find any accounts of expedi
tions starting from that place to Alas*
ka."—Cincinnati Enquirer.
An Optimist.
She—Do you think the world is get
ting better or worse?" ,t
He—Better. ..
She—Why do you hold that opinion?
He—My wife's mother writes us that
she will not be able to pay us her cus
tomary six weeks' visit this summer.—
Cleveland Leader.
Very Similar.
Chicago Record:
Some tandems are like marriage—
And this truth we cannot shirk
The girl gets most attention,
While the man does all the work.
Painstaking.
Washington Star: "Henrietta doesn't seem
to believe anything she sees In the newspa
pers." said Mr. Keekton thoughtfully.
"It's a good thing not to be too credulous."
"Yes: but she goes too far. She can't even
read the advertisement ot a bargain sale
without going in person to And out whether
it's true In every particular."
ffo Say Nothing? of Typewriters.
Pens to the number of 3,000,000 are used
throughout the world every day In the week.
EYES ON PITTSBURG
GREAT ANXIETY REGARDING THE
INJUNCTION PROCEEDINGS.
Prominent Labor Presidents Gather
at PlttnbnrK to Assist the Miners'
Officials—President Ratchford Ex­
presses Confidence In the Out­
come ot the Fight—Miners' Grim
Determination to Stick It Ont
Pittsburg, Aug. 16. For the next
few days the eyes of the industrial
world will be turned toward Pittsburg.
The greatest anxiety will prevail until
the injunction proceedings against the
marching miners will be finally heard.
That there is much interest in the sit
uation is evidenced by the presence
here of a number of the foremost la
bor leaders in the country. Michael D.
Ratchford, national president of the
United Mine Workers of America
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, and J.
R. Sovereign, general master workman
of the Knights of Labor, have arrived
here and will remain a few days.
While they are here they will be kept
busy. They came from West Virginia
and were brown and enthusiastic.
Ratchford seemed to be well pleased
with the outlook, and said:
"The fight is in a better condition to
day than it ever was. The men are as
solid as a rock, while they are increas
ing in number and determination. I
wish to say for every man that is in
carcerated there will be 100 friends
friends gained for the cause. Fully 90
per cent of the American people are
opposed to oppressing the convictions
of the public, and if we shirk our duty
we would be unworthy of the trust and
confidence reposed in us. There was a
feeling among some of the miners,
both of this state aud West Virginia,
that their officers would desert them
when injunctions were encountered.
You can say for me that the officers
will stand by the faith anil this great
cause until the last."
President Gompers expressed a
hopeful view of the situation in West
Virginia. He said there was some coal
being produced in certain sections, but
the supply was being gradually cut off.
He claimed there was general sympa
thy for the cause in the Mountain state
and maintains that fully 13,000 of the
20,000 diggers of that state have joined
the suspension. A series of meeting
to be addressed by the labor leaders
will be arranged.
A leaden sky and fitful showers con
tributed to the feeling of oppression
which existed at the mines at Turtle
and Plum Creeks. The men huddled
together for shelter under the commis
sary tents, and having nothing else to
do put in the time smoking and dis
cussing the strike in all its phases. The
spirit of aggressiveness, however, has
largely died out. The same grim de
termination to stick it out until starva
tion brings defeat, or their efforts vic
tory. is apparent, but there is no prop
ositions to attain their end by force or
to go contrary to sheriff's orders.
The men all realize that in opposing
the law represented by the sheriff and
his deputies they would have about
the same success as in butting their
heads against a stone wall. They have
no particular love for the deputies, al
though there is an absence of that
cauptic repartee between the factions
that has characterized former strikes.
The march into West Moreland coun
ty will begin as soon as the injunction
is settled in court. Much anxiety is
expressed as to the outcome. The
men stake everything on their ability
to show the right to assemble and
march on the public road.
SI/ASHED WITH A RAZOR.
Plttsbnri Police Have a Hot Time
With an Anarchist.
Pittsburg, Aug. Hi. James Elbert,
arrested as a suspicious character and
supposed to be an anarchist, created
great excitement at No. 5 police sta
tion by slashing five policeuient with
a razor. One of the officers, George
Melntyre, is horribly out on the fact,
one wound extendiug from the ear to
the throax, taking part of the ear. His
condition is serious. The others are
badly cut, but not seriously. Elbert,
after cutting his way through the
guard of fifteen policemen, made his
escape from the station by jumping
thirty feet from a rear window, hotly
pursued by the officers while blood
streamed from their wounds. After
a chase of several squares Officer Cor
liss finally fired his revolver, the bul
let taking effect in Elbert's right arm,
and he was then captured. The man
fought desperately and had to be
clubbed into insensibility before he
could be taken back to the station.
Elbert now lies in the jail hospital in a
precarious condition.
NEW AMERICA\ PARTY.
Michigan Promoter** Meet anil Elect
Delegate* to the National Conven
tion.
Detroit, Aug. 1(5.—Promoters of the
new "American party," which had its
inception in Detroit, met here and
elected delegates to represent the state
at the national convention of the party
called at St. Louis Aug. 25. The plat
form adopted includes the following
planks:
All public utilities to be placed under
state control the the prohibition of
private armed bodies direct legisla
tion by the people through the initi
ative and referendum the simplifica
tion of elections equal suffrage for
the sexes on an educational basis ab
solute separation of church and state
abolition of all exemptions from taxa
tion the protection of wage earners
from alien competition and that of
convict labor.
Armor for the Wisconsin.
Washington, Aug. 1(. The Union
Iron works of San Francisco has ac
cepted the navy department's terms
for the diagonal armor for the bulk
heads of the battleship Wisconsin,
now under construction at its shlpyaid.
The arrangements for the supply of
this structural armor were made re
cently with the Cramps in the case of
the Alabama, being at the rate of $300
a
ton, which
is
lowed
the maximum rate
by
al­
law. r-V?
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ELEVATORS CHARGE) HANDS
Drooks Elevator Company Sells to
a Dnlnth Organization.
Grand Forks. N. 1)., Aug. 1G.—An im
portant transfer of property took place
in which the P»rooks Elevator company
sold its entire line of elevators, thirty
five in number with a capacity of a
million and a half bushels, to the Du
luth Elevator company, recently or
ganized, with headquarters in Minne
apolis. Some of the stockholders of
the new company are interested in the
Globe Elevator company, owners of a
large elevator in Duluth. and the two
concerns will work together. The sale
Includes the entire equipment and
stocks on hand of the Brooks elevator
here, the largest in the state. The
houses are mainly on the line of the
Great Northern and Northern Pacific.
The Brooks brothers will continue
their grain commission business at
Minneapolis aud Duluth. !*.
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BY FL.AMB AND SMOKE.
Considerable I,os* Sustained byv a
Concern in St. Paul.
St. Paul, Aug. 16. Fire destroyed
the establishment of tho Commission
Furniture and Carpet company, owned
by Joseph Levy, and located at 140-2
East Sixth' street. The blaze started
on the third floor, in th erepair room,
and spread rapidly through the struc
ture, giving the firemen a hard fight.
The loss is estimated at $10,000 on
stock insurance, $8,000, and $5,000 on
building. Lieut. Edward Murphy was
overcome by smoke and is in a serious
condition.
Dumper for Love-Making
Madison, Wis., Aug. 1G.—Premature
Iovemaklng is to be discouraged in the
village of Sun Prairie, ten miles north
of here. By a curfew ordinance passed
by the village board a week ago, no
person under the age of sixteen may
go on the streets after 8 o'clock, be
tween Oct. 1 and May 1, unless at
tended by grown company. From May
1 to Oct. 1 an hour extra will be given
them. Tho village marshal will toll
the village bell at those hours, to give
the warning, and airest all who vio
late the ordinance. This is intended
primarily to discourage young people
of opposite sexes from too frequent as
sociation.
'if?
Scalded to Deatli.^
Duluth, Minn.. Aug. 10. A steam
pipe on the steamer jortli Land blew
out while workmen were making re
pairs nnd C. II. Bergen, stoker, who
shipped at Buffalo, was fatally in
jured. lie and B. O. Mason were di
rectly opposite the pipe, and Bergen
received the full force of the escaping
steam. His throat aud lungs were
parboiled and the entire upper part of
liis body was terribly burned. His
deatli is expected momentarily. Mason
whs badly but not fatally burned,
Inhaled the Gas.
St. Paul, Aug. 10.—,T. E. Krenik nar
rowly escaped death by asphyxiation.
Upon retiring the evening before he
claims that he had turned out the gas
and throwu his shirt over the impro
vised bracket made by the fixture. It
is supposed that he in this way re
leased the stop-cock, as the jet was
partly open, allowing the room to
slowly fill with the poisonous sub
stance. Physicians worked over him
two hours before he was pronounced
out of danger.
Yellowstone Park Stn«- Robbed.
Washington, Aug. 16—The first stage
robbery ever reported in the Yellow
stone National Park occurreed yester
day. Col. Young, acting superintend
ent, announced it to the secretary of
the interior in the following telegram
"Transportation stage robbed by two
men on Sol Futuava Plateau $500
taken. Have ordered out everything
possible within means at my disposal,
aud desire authority to offer reward
for capture."
Claims Scaled Away Down.
Milwaukee, Aug. 10.—Judge Seaman'
has handed down a decision in the case
of Elihu Colmau of Fond du Lac, ex
United States district attorney, who
brought suit against the federal gov
ernment to recover docket fees
amounting to $2,940. Mr. Colman's
suit was on three separate claims of
$100, $20 and $2,820, respectively. The
court renders judgment for the plain
tiff for the amount of the first claim
of $100 only.
Fnur Roys Jailed.
Winona, Minn., Aug. 1G.—The police
have arrested foar Polish boys, all un
der thirteen years of age. They are
charged with assault on Josie Czaplew
ski, aged fourteen, who died a few
days ago from spinal meningitis,
whicii disease, it is alleged, was likely
caused by injuries received from rough
handling of the boys in question.
Died of the Shock.
Jackson, Minn., Aug. 1G. George
Ludorgsen, who was so severely
burr.ed on Thursday afternoon by the
explosion of a can of kerosene, is dead.
It was not the severity of the burns
that caused his death, but the shock
to his nerves. He had leen afflicted
for some time with heart trouble. He
was single and thirty years of a0t
Broiuvht Back an Answer.
tu'ainenl. Minn., Aug. 1G. Eugene
Iluntsinger. charged with manslaugh
ter in the first degree, and indicted by
the grand jury in this county in No
vember, 1S0G. was arrested near Tilla
mook, or., by Sheriff Erickson, and
brought back to this city, where he
will le tried at the September term of
court.
May Bullil the Road !»fow.
Milwaukee, Aug. 10.—The injunction
secured by A. B. Myers and others
prohibiting the Milwaukee jc Wauke
sha electric road from reducing its
capital stock from $3,000,000 to $1.
000,000 has been dissolved by Judge
Johnson. There is now no legal
hindrance to the building of the line.
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*, After Six Years.
St. Paul, Aug. 10.—Anthony Elchen
laub, alias Charles Dart, was arrested
as a suspicious character. Later the
charge of grand larceny was placed
against him. He is accused of having
stolen $18G from the safe of Peter
Beilen. a local butcher, six years ago.
Child Drank Gasoline. A?/.
WatertowD, S. D.. Aug. 1G. The
eight-year-old son of S.
J.
Mace of this
city, while at play, drank a teacup of
gasoline, and death resulted in a few
hours.
BOODCBOPS AND PRICE
PROSPERITY RAPIDLY RETURN
ING TO THE LAND.
Talk With a Distinguished Statesman
and Agricultural Expert—B. W. Snow
Ha* Some Interestlag Views ou Con
ditions and Prospects*
Washington, D. C., Aug. 1, 1897.
It is seldom that the entire country
is blessed with such an abundance as
this year. In no section is there re
ported "no crops." Illinois has
pehaps the poorest wheat yield
but her corn crop is magnificent and
the small losses from winter killed
wheat sections do not amount to any
thing in the grand total yield.
Mr. B. W. Snow, the ex-assistant sta
tistician of the department of agricul
ture, who is still making a specialty
of agricultural statistics, said, in
speaking of the great agricultural
wealth of the country at this time
"With the bountiful crops throughout
the United States not in prospect but
actually in hand, with increased aud
increasing consumption at home and
a larger foreign demand for American
products and with prices on the up
grade even while the crops are still
on the farms, this year of 1897 will
he remembered as a year of great agri
cultural prosperity and plenty."
"Harvesting is so far advanced, Mr.
Snow, that it is no longer a matter of
estimate and conjecture as to the yield,
but in many cises you have the actual
approximate figures?"
"Yes. The crop season is now so far
advanced that the final results can be
safely promised. Nevertheless the re
sult is no less pleasing than the earlier
prospective hopes of the most opto
mistlc. In no line of agricultural pro
duction is it a light year and in most
the yields are heavy. Hay has rarely
flourished as it has this year. The
abundant rains have given us a very
unusual crop and hay is a more im
portant crop than usually thought.
The rates of the new tariff law thor
oughly protcc: our farmers in this re
spect. The year's wheat crop is the
second largest in the history of the
country, running upwards of 500,000,
000 bushels and well distributed over
the country. The corn crop promises
to be a very large one. The oat crop is
also well above the average. All the
minor crops ars in promising form. The
fruit crop generally promises good re
sults. But these facts of large yield
and good promise do not tell the whole
story of prosperity. Prolific crops have
been harvested before, but in some
cases, have for want of consumption
and demand, proven a burden rather
than a blessing. It was a common
saying that the farmer would rather
have small crops with good prices than
large crops and no precis. But this
year come the abundant crops and high
prices, a rare combination and one
calculated to warm the cockles of the
heart of the thrifty farmer. Prfcss
are high and inclining upward. There
is no reason to fear a reaction and
slump because of the actual conditions
of the world's crops. The United
States holds the key to prices. The
wheat crop of the world i3 known to
be about 100,000,000 bushels short.
Argentina, India and Australia have
no surplus and Russia practically none.
Great Britain, France and Germany
are far short in their production of
their home demand. There was an
American surplus of last year's crop
of 70,000,000 bushels and the fortunate
thing is that this is in the hands of
the farmer. The advanced position of
wheat developed before the farmer had
disposed of his wheat to buyers and
now he will reap the full benefit of the
advance."
"Is not the present crop larger than
was expected sometime ago, Mr.
Snow?"
"It is, and the quality is of the fin
est. In winter killed sections the
wheat braced up wonderfully. Fields
in Illinois whose plowing under was
contemplated early In the season have
made very fair yields and othei'3 with
a supposed small yield have shown by
the thresher enormous returns. The
actual increase in money in the hands
of the farmers through their wheat
holdings throughout the country is an
enormous sum. Wheat Is worth now
about 20 cents a bushel more than the
crop last year and the advance for
this year has just begun. The market
will continue to rise. The increased
value of the wheat crop of Kansas
alone this year in comparison with last
amounts to nearly or quite 125,000,000,
while the increased value of the coun
try's crop at present prices is in ex
cess of $100,000,000 over that of last
year."
"What are the corn outlooks, Mr.
Snow?"
"Most gratifying. Although the sea
son started late the yield will be
large. 2,000,000,000 bushels is a fair
estimate as the rcreage Is the largest
ever planted. Every indication points
to advancing prices in corn. Last
year at this time prices were shrinking
at the prospect of a large crop this
year the tendency is upward. Millions
of bushels of old corn now lie in the
cribs in the west and with rising prices
for this as well as the new crop, there
can be but one result."
"All along the line of agricultural
production, including all live stock,
there is a general steady increase.
Large new flocks of sheep are con
templated as a result of the wool tariff
and the demand has increased the
value of the sheep holdings of the
country $10,000,000.
"But the finest point in all these
increases is the fact that they come
at a time when the farmer holds his
products and that he individually will
^SS^S^SSSSSSSSSBBSSSSSBm4
reap the full benefit, I
have
a
table here prepared some
for publication which shows the
provement in cash
little
days
ago
im­
values
of
leading
farm products. They, are recent Chi
cago quotations for 1897
In compari
son with those exactly one jrear ago:
1896 1897.
.68 .77
.25% -.27%
.18 ,. .17
.29 .39
.27
Wheat
Corn
Oats
Rye
Barley
Flaxseed
Hogs $2.90 to $3.20 $3.40 to $3.60
Cattle $3.95 to $4.30 $4.40 to $4.90
Sheep $2.00 to $3.80 $2.35 to $4.00
"In these articles named, with the
single exception of flaxseed thiB year's
supply is larger than that of last and
the supply, as I have said, Is in the
hands of the producer."
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.73 .83
G. H. WILLIAMS.
Com* In Out of the Wet Johnnie."
Tne Outlook for Wool.
We congratulate the American wool
growers upon their outlook. After
nearly five years of steady deprecia
tion in the value of sheep and wool,
brought about solely by the Democrat
ic policy of free trade in wool, our Am
erican sheep owners will have protec
tion restored to their agricultural in
dustry and with it, we trust, an increase
in the number and value of their flocks.
While we wish no harmvto Australian
sheep owners, the following extract
from the monthly woo! circular of
Messrs. Goldsbrough, Mort & Co., of
Melbourne, dated May 7, Is of inter
est: .jK
The pastoral position almost through
out Australia Is at present one of great
gravity the severity of the drought
is
almost as acute as it is widespread.
The preservation of stock reqqjres in
cessant effort, and mortality
is
increas­
ing with painful rapidity, while the
prospects of a lambing season have sel
dom, If ever, been more unpromising.
Even in stronger confirmation of the
unfavorable outlook for the Australian
flocks, with a consequent decrease in
the production of Australian wool, is
the following extract from a printed
letter dated at Sydney, Australia,
May 8:
"Here we are passing through a se
vere drought—one of the worst experi
enced for many, many years, and I
think that nearly the whole crop of
lambs will be lost and possibly eight
to ten millions' more sheep, so that you
may look for the numbers in this col
ony (New South Wales) going down
from 47 millions at December 31 last
year to about 35 to 37 millions at the
end of this year, because, even though
rain may come now, there must be a
tremendous mortality as the ewes are
lambing and the sheep generally are in
a very weak condition in most parts
of the colony. The bad season will al
so militate largely against the crops,"
If it be possible to collect a duty up
on all foreign wool Imported in antici
pation of the enactment of a protec
tive tariff, either in such manner as has
been suggested by Senator Warren or
by an internal revenue tax, then the'
improvement in the outlook for all
American wool Interests will be even
quicker, stronger and surer.
That "Endless Chain" Smashed,
The eagerness of importers to evade
the new tariff had one noteworthy re
sult. It smashed the Cleveland inven
tion, that the drain of gold from the
treasury was due to our currency,
which furnished an "endless chain" for
the drawing out of gold. The currency,
is the same to-day it was when Messrs.
Cleveland and Carlisle were casting
about for any reason but the true one
to account for their bond sales. The
currency is the same and the treasury
is not drawn upon for gold exception
ally. The reason is the treasury has
money enough to meet the govern
ment's expenses. Republicans said all
the while the drain of gold and '..he
bond sales were due to the tariff for
deficit and would cease as soon as rev
enue receipts equaled expenses.—Utica,
N. Y.. Herald.
Democrats Not Free Traders.
There are a great many editors and
a few public men who have deceived
themselves into believing that the
democratic party is a free trade party.
We need not pause here to inquire how
so confusing an error got afoot. It is
suflBcient to say that the time has
come to correct It.—"Constitution,"
Atlanta, Ga.
We are indeed very glad to hear it,
and gladly do our part toward cor
recting the misapprehension by giving
the above Democratic statement the
widest possible circulation among our
exchanges and through our various
press services.

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