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I A Liberal Tariff.
I As a matter of tact, the tariff of
I *he United States is one of the
I most moderate in the world. Its
I duties are incomparably lower
I than any other nation m the new
| world and much lower than those
I of the old world .
Take the tariff of Russia, Ger
many and France, for example, and
compare them with the existing
1 tariff law of this country, and the
last will be found a monument of
liberality. The contrary has been
asserted so vehemently and so per
sistently for partisan purposes
that many have been misled to be
lieve that the American tariff is a
I monstrous anomaly, yet nothing
| could be farther from the truth.
Take the Mexican tariff, for ex
ample. Nearly all its levies are
arbitrarily made by the pound,
and the results are almost incredi
bly incongruous and burthensome.
It is very difficult to reduce its fig
ures to a basis for comparison with
the duties of the United States
tariff. Nor is it necessary, since
[ the mere statement of the former
is sufficiently suggestive. The
Mexican duty on dressed lumber
!is 15 cents a pound. An ordinary
I door weighs from fifty to seventy
! five pouuds, and at the latter figure
the frontier duty would be £11.25.
| The duty on common bar iron is 5
cents a pound. The duty on a
; keg of nails is $lO, the same cost
; ing $16.50 in the City of Mexico.
The duty on glass is 25 cents a
pound, on white lead 5 cents a I
pound on stoneware 15 cents a
pound, etc. Rut there are other
duties besides the frontier duties —
for example, a city duty which
must be paid before goods can lie
entered into the town. A builder
i a few weeks ago imported forty
| carloads of doors, sash and blinds,
j into Mexico, and the frontier duty
| was $60,000, or $1,500 a car.
The Mexican duties, of which
the above illustrations are among
the least onerous, as a rule far be
low those of many of the other
! Bpanish-American countries.
It can be seen that Mr. Blaine’s
j policy of reciprocity, if it be put
| into practice, would give the Unit
ed States an immense advantage
over British and Germau trade,
t the duties standing against them.
And as the duties of the Uuited
(States, which are to be swapped
f off, are so moderate, the rescinding
of the same would have far less ef
fect on the revenues of this coun
try. The effect would merely be
the direct payment with the farm
and manufactured products of this
[ country of the vast imports from
the Spanish-American countries.
r_ifc is an important fact, in
many aspects, that the United
I fJtatos have a tariff which in com
parison with the tariffs of other
I countries is very liberal and, in
I the long run, favorable to interna*
[ tional trade. —Sioux City Journal.
Christmas number. New York: Rob-
ert Bonner’s Sons.
The Christmas issue of the New
York Ledger is a souvenir Worthy of
the source from whence it emanates.
| h contains a choice selection of arti
\ by George B“ M oroft, Margaret
i Delana, James Russell Lowell and
| others, who would certainly wear the
“palm embroidered coat” were there
i «n American academy of “immortals.”
I The veteran historiographer conlri
| butes to this periodical the second of
his papers on “Oliver Hazard Perry
i * n d the battle of Lake Erie” portray
j »ng with rare ability incidents of the
carnage and the fate of the flagship
Lawrence. In watching the vivid
•cenes depicted here the reader is
deeply impressed with the phenome
[ nal activity of the nonogenarian, en-
I ibling him to rise superior to physi
cal infirmity, and, like another Titan,
oontinue to cover his canvases to the
admiration of mankind.
Amelia E. Barr, author of several
much-admired stories, begins in this
uumber “Tho Beads of Masiner,” a
oovel of prime interest, whose scene
i is laid on the shores of West Ross,
the coast of Scotland. Between
William Black and Mr. and Mrs. Pen
cel the Land of Mist and tb«* stormy
Minoh seem familiar localities.
e Vigor
l eoW-
d laif.
l to*
1 Att»
Robert Grant begins “Mrs. Harold
* lively story of Am* ncan
life, displaying a profound knowledge
of the life he describes. The opening
chapters contain a striking illustra
tion, drawn by H. U. Edwards.
Mrs. Deland’s novelette, “To What
End?” is brought to a close, and so is
Old Elizabeth,” by the Marquise
j Clara Lanza.
ir H
tor 1
New York Ledger.
An admirable dialect story is
“ Forefathers’ Day,” by “Josiah Al
len’s Wife,” who is a much apprecu
iited memher of the community. Dr.
Julia Holmes Smith give? sensible
advice in the current number of
“Common Sense for Mothers and
A beautiful Christmas story of a
West Jetsey village is “A Happy
Leaf,” by Marion H&rland, a writer
who never fails to touch some secret
spring of happiness, and set it vibrat.
ing for all to hear.
Mr. James Russell Lowell’s poem,
“My Brook,” was written especially
for this paper, and is a feature of
pr ! me importance; in recognition of
its value the publishers print it as a
supplement in a loose leaf, with a
series of appropriate illustrations by
Wilson do Meza. In “My Brook”
the poet reverts to the days of his
youth “when the hours were so many,
the duties so few,” and sings some of
the dreams suggested bv the brook.
The imagery is aerial in its delicacy
and adapted to the evanescent “will
o’-the-wisp” character of the fancies
exhibited in the verse. While re
flecting on the “Laud of Dave,”
as he calls the past, Mr. Lowell sings
in a regretful strain, as if he mourned
the idyllic days.
The closing stanza implies a recon
ciliation with 'the Fate that had
changed the rural stream, with sug
gestions of naiads and water-lilies in
to a poor drudge, supplying “power”
for prosaic factories. But the mem
ory of the old joyous days abides
with the poet:
"As the Moor* in their exile the keys treasured
Of th?tr castle* In B>>ain, so have I; and no fear
But th** door* will fly op' n. whenever we will.
To the prime of the past and the eweet of the
The sentiment expressed in “Mv
Brook” places Mr. Lowell on a plain
with Mr. Ru-kin regarding the want
of poetrv implied by the flourishing
era of manufactures. When the in
dustrial arts, machine-impelled, come
in at the door, bringing wealth, plen
ty and luxurious comfort in their
train, poetry —according to these two
voices—flies out at the window.
The Christmas number of the New
York Ledger comes with a cheerful
exterior, in keeping with the festal
season. The cover displays a New
York girl, with her arms full of par
cels (Christmas shopping), hastening
forward to greet subscribers and
wish them a “Happy Christmas.”—
Philadelphia Ledger.
Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Colonists for Montana, Oregon,
Washington or British Columbia
points should take no other line than
the Northern Pacific Railroad.
This railroad, with its main and
branch lines, has brought into com
munication with the east all promi
nent sections of the great northwest.
It is the only line traversing Mon.
tana and Washington. It is the on
ly Ipie running through trains from
the east to and through the state ,of
Washington. It is the short line
from Sc. Paul to Butte City and He
lena, Mont., Spokane Falls, Wash.,
and Portland, Oregon, and the only
all rail line to Tacoma and - Seattle,
Under present car arrangements
Pullman sleeping cars and furnished
tourist sleepers are run via the Wis
consin Central, and Pullman Palace
Sleepers via tho Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul, and Northern Pacific
from Chicago through to the Pacific
coast without change.
In addition to this service the
Northern Pacific runs on its through
express trains regular day coaches,
dining cars and free colonist sleepers
from St. Paul to Tacoma and Port
The Northern Pacific line allows
the holders of second class tickets to
stop at Spokane Falls, Wash., and at
all points west thereof, ten days at
each place desired. This will enable
settlers to thoroughly examine all
lands for sale in the tiew state before
selecting a permanent location. No
other line offers holders of second
class tickets an opportunity of exam
ing all sections of this rreat state
without the payment of additional
fares of from 15.00 to $20.00.
For maps, time tables and illustrat
ed pamphlets, or any special informa
tion desired, address your nearest
ticket agent, or Char. S. Fee, Gen”
Pass, and Ticket Agent, St. Paul,
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a special meeting of the
County Alliance in Brookings at the
court house on Monday, Dec. 29,
1890, at 2p. m. All members of
the Alliance should be present as im
portant business will come before the
meeting. H. I. Stearns, Pres.
i c K
And Lemo Lemo.
Try onr Fine Line of
They are dandies.
We have a fine line of
Fruits, Ccr.feciionery and
Baked Goods,
Special Prices for Picnics,
So<*ialj, etc., for anything
in our line.
l(’K CREAM made to order in
any quantity on short notice.
ftom** seeker* will And the last of th*
public domain of agricultural and era- FREE
ziug value along the Ureal Northern LANDS.
Ky. in North Dakota and Montana.
10W or more, along the Great Northern
Railway Line. Business chance*.
Wrue F I. Wiiitnky, St. Paul,Minn.,
for book*, map*.etc. W’rite now.
M ettlern on free Government land*
alone the Oreut Morthem Ky. Line in LOW
North Dakota aud M ontana get low RATES,
rate* and fine maiket* f.r product*.
Finest resort* in America along
hunting, Great Northern Ky. Line in Mine*o
risuiKo fa, Dakota and Montana. Bert cli
mate for health-seeker*.
Montana prodne.* the finest h»rse* j
ami cattle. Free range* yet in Mouse, HORSES
Milk and Sun River valley*, and I CATTLE
Sweet Gras* Hills. !
In Montana Free Lands,New Town*,
New Railways, New Mines, Low
hates. Largest area of good vacant
Sweet Gras* Hills, Milk and Snn
Hiver Valley*. Montana, reached only SHEEP,
by the Great Northern Kailway Line. HOGS.
The stock raiser* narariise. I
The region tributary to Great North
GOLD, eru Railway line in’ Montana produce
COAL. all the precious and baser metals. New
town* ami railway* are being built.
Go to the Great Reservation of Mon
tuna aud get a good free homestead MILK
Low rates and free sleepers on Great RIVER.
Northern K'y Line. Go now.
| These have made Eontana the rich-
HERDS | est siate per caelta in the Union.
MINES. Plenty of room for more miner* and
I stock raisers. Now is the time.
Along the Great Northern Railway |
line In Montana ami free ranches aud j YOUNG
pas’ ur 'ge, mines of precious metals, |
iron and coal, ami uew citiee ami j MAN
town* Now is your chance.
| surrounded by n tine agricultural and
GREAT ‘grazing country, close to mines of
precious metals, iron and coal, pos
sessing a water power unequaled in
FALLS America, it i* Montana'* industrial
The valleys of Red, Monse.Missourl, I
Milk and Snu Rivers,reached by Great | G. N.
Northern Ry. line. Half rate exenr-1
siou* Sept. 9. 23, and Get. 14,1300.1 R. L.
Write F. I. Whitney, St. Paul, Minn. |
“Hello! Tom. Glad to see you. old fellow!
It’s almost ten year* since we were married. Sit
down: let's Uavo an experience meeting, liow'a
the wife t ”
”Oh t xhe’a M-M, same as nroal, —always want
ing something I can’t afford.”
r * Well, we all want something more than we’re
got. Don’t you f" m .
“ Tea: bat I races 4 want will be my master.* I
started to keep down expense*; and now Lll says
I’m ‘mean,* and she’s tired of saving and never
having anything to show for it. I saw your wife
down **rcet. ana she looked as happy as a aueen 1 '*
4 * I think she ia; and we are economical, too,—
bave to be. My wife can make a little go further
than anyone I ever knew, yet she’a always sur
prising me with some dainty contrivance that
adds to the comfort and beautv of our little home,
and she’e always * merry as a lark.’ When I a«k
how she manages it, she always lunchs and says:
*Oh! that'a my secret!’ But I think I*ve Dis
covered her 4 secret.* When we married, wo both
knew we should have to be very careful, but she
made one condition: she would have her Magazine.
And she was right I I wonidn’t do without it my
self for double the subscription price. We read
it together, from the tltle-pnge to the last word :
the stories keep our hearts young; the synopsis
of important events and scientific matters keeps
me posted so that I can talk nnderstandingly of
what is going on : my wife is always trying some
new idea from the household department: she
makes all her dresses and those for the children,
and she gets ail her patterns for nothing, with the
Magazine; and we saved Joe when he was so sick
with the coup, by doing just as directed in the
Sanitarian Department. But I can’t tell you half l”
44 What wonderful Magazine is it» ”
44 Demorest’s Family Magazine, and—”
“ What I Why that’s what Lll wanted so bad,
and I told her It was on extravagance.”
“Well, my friend, that’s where yon made a
grand mistake, and one you’d better rectify as
soon as you can. I'll take your ’sob.’ right bere,
on my wife’s account: she’s bound to have a china
tea-set In time for our tin wedding next month.
My gold watch was the premium I got for gctttng
np a club. Here'a a copy, with the new Premium
List for clubs,—the biggest thlngont! If you don’t
ace in it what yon want, you’ve only to write to
the publisher and tell him what you want, whet her
It is a tack-hammer or a new carriage, and he will
make special terms for you, either for a club, or for
part casti Better subscribe right off and surprise
Mrs. Toro. Onir £2.00 a yesr—will save fifty times
that in six months. Or send 10cents direct to the
publisher, W. Jennings Demorest. 15 East 14th
Street, New York, for a specimen copy containing
the Premium list.”
■■ ——- - " in———jjg—H—U——lJ— —J
|lt m wish fc m te clothes as white as the sun
I And •finish your 'work” as sood as begun.
ISanta1 Santa claus soap is Hie ting tat Will do it,
Ad fevinj once fagfit it
The Acorn Stoves ■
Still Lead Them All.
The line is complete from a soft coal heater
to a parlor cook and cannot be excelled by
anything in the market.
The Best is None too Good!
And we make a specialty of the ,
(Successor to Dox & Lorimer,)
j L - J I—--!, —L....RLJAJI mil' ■■
Great Slaughter Sale I
To be sold at public auction ana
private sale. A $7,000 stock t<l
sold regardless of cost. Now iJ
a chance to buy at your own
price. Everything goes at the
City Shoe Store
GE°. SIMMONS & CO., - The Shoe Men.
Brookings Machine Shop!
Threshers’ Supplies and Machine Repairs.
Flat, Round and Hemp Packing, Valves, Piping and General Re
pairs. Everything in metal repaired from a corkscrew to an En
gine. After using all kinds of Cylinder Oil, try sample of BEST.
Brookings, - - - South Dakota.
Wm. KISH EH, Pres. H. Q. HOLDEN, Vic* Pres. W«. S. FBOST, Hec’y
Obo . MORKHOUBK, Treat. O. U. LIBN, AbsH Soc’y.
Brookings County abstract and Title Guaranty Co.
Incorporated 1800. Authorized Capital $15,000.
Fnmiuhe* Abstracts of TUI* to Land* la Brooking* County. All kind* of Hot) KaUK) Convejrancta^.
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