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The people's recorder. [volume] (Columbia, S.C.) 1893-1925, March 19, 1898, FIRST EDITION, Image 10

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in n wo . boro no man ronda
idlooft 1 * that aro,
tiy fori II io valley's hoart
tight o largest star,
now tb i io nrcssuro ot Lite ia
islloi ' Poath ls ?loop,
land sn tho tangled way
ads t gate ol Sloop.
and balmy breezes
combined to naiko
tho day au ideal
oue. Tho well
known bay ut
Algioi'fJ was most
delightfully still.
Thc sun glinted
down on thc white
sails of a yacht
lying a milo or twy
out, makin-.;" tho
hrasswork glitter and tho pretty little
breakfast table, ?et under the awning,
look most inviting. It was most
charmingly arranged a deux, and
everything, from tho delicate eggshell
china to tho littlo rat-tailed spoons,
?was of tho daintiest description.
Everything around looked so calm
nnd quiet; it seemed almost as though
a ?poll lay over it all, and the ship
were about to sail into an enchanted
city-the brilliant blue of the Mediter
ranean, and tho cloudless Southern
sky, with the white roofs and orange
groves of Algiers in tho distance,
making up a picture worthy of a fairy
story 1 At least, so thought tho mar
and woman who were leaning ngains'
thc rail watching a tiny boat whicl
was slowly making ivs way out t
them. Thc woman held a big scarh
sunshade over her, to .shelter her fa
curly head aud sweet mobile fa'
from the sun.
"Paney, Harry," she was langhin
"just a month to-day since we w<
married! What a charming rome
brnuce! nnd what a lovely idea
yours to have all thotio lovely How
brought over to decorate the ship v
for to night!" Tho sun boat down ot
tho littlo white hands holding tho pajr
aso)? and made tho brilliant vin
upon them glitter again. "We'll 1
gin at once, UH soon aa he comes," syhe
went on. "I think a festoon
yellow dowers would look ; i
over tho saloon door." . '
v "Oh, no," answered her 1 ti? ,
laughing; "we wov> begin . y\<
.v.- 1 have brr ',.;>-.-L
pape a,Jm
beJiOp ii
.unan? i ?
.', and wt i
. >d diroo^
-J izy oh!
! . . i?ji? .
V.oryttaj *
_ to look a *v
ur honeymot 'h,
ill a thing."
'ell, I am suri
..as for the let.
ighed; "it wot.
re were none,
ll this time fe
and he east a h
ok towards thc
io awning.
?'. on't go yet, Ha
"ho*s just coming now
fdic .-?>?> ok o the boat drew
side.- ll was, indeed,
. . don't'
? us to di
ant to leU
lld sit iu
'lingi" s*
\ 6|.H: w.
nd tho
pera wi
I ne
u wei
. Vin'r
ng and
tlo tabb
dio^cnrried, bask? t
as, and purple g
'?er Olid of thc boat ;
'hint blossoms, and ci
'he tall swarthy Afr.
f letters and news;
gaspoit Molly, w"
arti:? i small way; "oh,
ions . s of cjlor, wit?
Meanwhile tho mon
baskets! on hoard, and
with hi* letters, walked
table u'Ad ::at down in
?ni aa
in ires,
o seat
lay a
was an
curried th?
Mt. Asl
oler to
i ?low d
tweothcart," he s:?d, "you'll
give i
Here m
and si
flower? '
be coa>
stalled ;?
Harry h
down ti
Such a
her whit*
the se
kets < f .
T1 tc
po' die
fr .om c
tho 111
.oveel eil
. Had bi
?ked up
t a bi? .
i cup of toa,
vo letters Cor y
y was knee]in
?ying her fae
i in anotho)
way and ce
V (.illinois w
If before sh
.eakfast am"'
, i>< tty picture
dress and
Vgaiust th
i ??lind hr-.
. ..id fruits
otb cr
re her rii
town /
chat li . I li
tiring ' i
. a si
Won't you?
do come
. cshlo thc
j ? st' in one
.id had to
i rtobly in
. r chair by
ould settle
? er letters!
she made!
. let parasol
?op blue of
'io largo bas
? il"
satis ..-lion, I; !
refill. V;
"How per.,
here!" he sun
beautiful iscei
eyes rest lovir.
think you loot
teUj",Uo .addei
""iTancy piay
menta after, h
keeping up yo
HK?Fho t
truthX*. he answ
alwavflhad to sa
tod in their
first letters
., ho, looking
s and rcad
thrco weeks
?ometimes he
and read her
ked how h or
.a, and at last
ith a sigh of
her his cup to
ightful it is
; around on the
d then lotting his
n his wife; "and I
.ming pouring out
ii a laugh,
our wife compli
beoil married a
il; "you 'are not
lo of old married
afc tho oxpouso of
I "and you know I
^hat I thought.
Wo know i .. tko'problems ot Sin Rad
And th? . 1 ions Hint lend to orimo.
Aro tho r i des locked from ugo lo ugo
In th? ' v vnult of Time;
Yet we 1 r weary feet and strive
Turor, i ti.o miro and mist to gropo
And lin?, lodge on tlio mount of Faith
lu the ukprniiig land ot Hope.
-Harper's Weekly.
heart j what's tho matter? no bad
news, I hope?" ho said quickly.
"Ojb, no," sho returned. "This is
a ; ' r from Olga, and sho always
ru o up tho wrong way, somehow.
fih jrs: 'I presume you aro having
a . jct timo; now tell mo what is
tl ; .implcd roseleaf in all this bnp
\i ;?-for there must ho ono!' And
1 ight for a moment, if ever ono
s d come, if it could go on like
1 is always without changing. It-seems
t loigood to bo true," she added in a
lovJtoue; "but there is absolutely not
*?' a crumpled roseleaf so fur."
.'.io, dear," ho said quietly, bend
down aud kissing ber bands;
ro is no serpent, in our Eden!"
was only afterwards bo romom
d tho bitter irony of Fate Unit
uptcd those words, and they were
i absorbed again in their letters
, . . thom solves. Themen wore down
stairs in the eaton, and no one noticed
tAio tiny black adder which bad crept
from tho basket of Howers, and now
' sunning himself on tho deck just
dud Molly's chair. Tho warmth
;bc sun made him quito lively, and
.. liegan creeping about, and grad
'.' dy disappeared under tho chair.
Suddenly she sat up with a shnrp
. y: "Ob! Harry, something has hurt
y foot," she" said; and, looking down,
.ero lay across ber instep tho little
? ?ako, its bead firmly fixed into tho
ilk stocking. With a mutlled excla
'antion of horror Harry tore it ofT, and
lung it into tho sea; tho pretty white
not lay bare, and seen through tho
rent in tho stocking wera tbreo tiny
red punctures. .'. Astley rushed
down tho cabin ?;. a ; ad burry:
"Williams, Williams,' i. "vou
must go on shore, at once, li
do your hear? Mrs. Astley baa :>..
stung by a snake, go and bring a doc
tor as quickly as ever you can." Con -
ing back he took up tho hugo basl .
of ilowors, aud pitched them o' OJ
board; then, taking poor Molly in i
arma, ho carried ber to ber ( bi:
whore her maid bathed ber por : liv I a
foot. It was swelling airca-ty, :.at
there was no pain.
"I'll sit on tho deck until ' doc
tor c ??|C3, Hairy," fih< ,.i ghed.
"Plea-: ylon't worry, I doi * ? ?eve . -
was uv.m^ig Imt r. -,-.~v k 4ddci."
J3o!: J' ><V,. * -..-?. .'it. '-ut. che'doo*
BK .ti''''' ".t a ii' -joked very
"I cannot, say anything for some
limo yet;" ho said, after examining
tho sting. "I don't like tho entire
absence of pain. Can you not de
scribe to me what the snake or adder
looked like?"
Bat poor Harry bad Hung it away
without looking, and was in snob a !
state that bc could absolutely remem
ber nothing. Gradually poor Molly
got worse, thc swelling increased, and
ii "lerriblo numbness, which crept
slowly right over tho body, set in.
Tho doctor stayed on, but moro for
tho sake of Mr. Astley, who was be
side himself willi ,'.;rief, tiiau for Molly,
who lay quito still and quiet in akiud
. ' .?? . om which nothing could
r - .. ... Voon! six in tho evening
sho awoke, und ;. '.ly askod for her
"Dear love," sb. ? id, putting her
arms around his nee. ' . y not to take
it too hardly if I-' ' li Harry left
ber and rushed on deck.
"Good God, Wilson," i ned, to
tho doctor, "can't you do un. thing?.
Let's have someone else, le.-" j
his eye fell on tho native who bad |
brought over tho dowers in tho morn- ,
ing, standing talking to Williams, and
in bis frenzy, ho turned on him.
"You scoundrel," ho said, going np
to him, "do you know ymir careless- j
ness bas killed my wife? If she dies,
I'll bave you thrown into tho sea!"
"Master Harry," said thc staid
Williams, who hud been bis master
siuco bo waa a boy, "don't burt the
man; be's a native, and these natives
aro sometimes very clever with medi
cines, perhaps bo eau do something
for my mistress!"
"God bless you for 'thinking of it,
Williams," he said in a broken voice;
"you toll bim, you can under si and bis
jargon," and ho wont down again to
Williams explained as well as be
could what bad happened, and tho
man with a glimmer of understanding,
thought ho could seo what kind of a
snake it was from tho wound it bad
inflicted. He was accordingly shown
into Mrs. Astley' s cabin, and after
looking at the punctures, ut once hur
ried away, saying be would bring some
thing, but be was afraid, bo conlidcd
to Williams, that it was too late.
Most of us can call to memory some
time in our lives, Homo spocial hour
when every momout seems a year^and
though a suppressed oxcitemonu fills
ns, yet we seem unnaturally quiet,
waiting-waiting-wo knokv j not
whether for lifo or doath, Vii kappi
ness r.r misery to fall to our lot.
If ry Astley had been asked
whic s the supreme hour of his
life 1 - ? ould without hesitation have
said -* ono-when he sat beside bis
wife' bud in dumb agony awaiting
tho n of tho man, wondering if
be w be in time, for poor Mo!!;
Keon to bo losing strength > < .
every breath, and wondering*, too, if
ho could do auy good whoti bo did
At last, after what socmod to tho-Jj
worn-out man u perfect eternity of'r
waiting, tho nativo returned. Ilia;,
method seemed to Harry alarmingly
aimplo for such an oxtreme case, as it
mcroly consisted in putting a few
drops of a particular juico into tho
throe punctures tho adder bad made,
but lo bis delighted astonishment, as
well as tho doctor's, in half nil hour
Molly was Blooping quietly, and tho
swelling was already greatly decreas
ed, while Mahomed Nani, ibo Afri
can medicine-man left tho yacht con
siderably richer than when ho carno
on lo it!
It was a very palo little Molly who
was sitting a week later at tho sanio
breakfast t able, opening n little pack
ago ber husband bad just given _ber.
It was a bracelet in the Corni of a tiny"
gobi adder, wirb gleaming eyer, of em
eralds; and on its quivering tongue
ay a, crumpled roselea!" ol' rosy en
nui cl.
"Hov.- beautiful! Harry," she raid.
"Thank j-ou uth-.msniid times, and a-o
they actually cleve:- enough to muk?
such a thing in that bazaar in Algiers?"'
.'These Unstern people uro eonsu-.u
mate masters in? ibo ?u t of jewelry,
dearest," he answered; "and ?mw,
when my little wife wears this, may it
always bcatbo only crumpled roso?i??f
in ber happiness-thc solitary ser^ioilfc j
in our Eden!"-McC.'s Monthly.
Common .11 ist:iUr>>?.
Tt ia n mistake to work when yon
aro not in n fit con ail inn lo do so; to
taku (di heavy underclothing beeau-so
you have bocomo over-heated; to
think that the more it person eal s tho
healthier and stronger ho will be
come; to behove that children can do
as much work as grown people, and
that ibo moro they study tho more
they learn; to go to bed late at night,
ami rise at daybreak and imagine that
every hour taken from sleep is an
hour gained; to imagino that if a lit
tle work or oxerciso ia good, violent
or prolonged exercise, is better; to
conclude that thc smallest room in the
house is large enough to sleep in; to
sleep exposed t<? a direct draught nt
any season; to imagino that what r
remedy can - one. t > fe"' '.;..<
ly botter- eoho?c '' o' . ?ts.
example .?? y atom,
withou: .lo . .'icreflects; to
eat :> i . bad only ono minuto to
Uni; . *i . .neal, or to cat without nu
"'"'ti ' or eon', i uno after it bas'been
' died, to gratify thc tasLo; to give
i 'inecessary lime to ti certain estab
f ' od rout ino of housekeeping when
could bo much more profitably
. ^out in rest or recreation. We trust
that these little mistakes, which uro
so upt to bo made, wiil in future bo
avoided.-London Family Doctor.
.V A ' :.?wii;. auv'l ?.. nt: . i. ' .
? rv . .: v;' i . *?y.
,?.?. ?? \'v.-u*V''--. .'. '..
*^>?ii in i?o buaiUi>??( l.> . ili-w. uii u.
(usual sight," said Walter Wade, "but
that is just what I saw in a Tennessee
wc od a few weeks ago. The fciunlo
engineer's name ts Anuio Pables, and
she told mo she had been doing a 'full
band's' work at thc mill for six years.
Five years ago she decided abu could
mu thc eugine, and tho mill boss told
me she bad been'ono of ibo most care
ful, as well as ono of tho most com
petent, be bad ever seen. Mrs. Fables
lost ber husband six years and a half
ago, and a few months afterward she
asked for a pince in the mill where ber
liege lord has been employed, Sho
liegun working as an 'oil-boarer,' and
in a year and a half was put in charge
of tho mousier pieco of machinery
which furnished motive power for the
largo circular and straight saws. Sim
bas all along earned a man's wages
and bas been able to support and give
ber seveu fatherless little ones a good
common school education. Shu is
fond of tho bard labor, and bas lost
but livo days (luring lier connection
with tho mill, and then sho was min
istering to a sick child."-Louisville
Thou; "it His ".es V.':is Uro Icon.
' In um - uiy\ v/hen children
just beginning to . -o simula words
paralyze their dear m.?.Mimas by telling
them they aro "not ihe-ouly causon
tho dump," it is refreshing u: 'ti
across au innocent soul who L.
nothing of these things that wo hoar
on tho streets. A good old mother
received a shock the other day v/hen
she read a telegram from lier boy, who
is enjoying himself in the east, aud at
the same time alxording some amuse
ment for tho up-to-date members of
her family. Tho boy, who is having
a good time in New York, telegraphed
bia father for moro money. Tho
father, not relishing tho-toueb, took
tho telegram home to tho mater, who
read ns follows: "Had my leg pulled.
Broke. Send mo fifty by wire." Tho
good old mother was startled. "My
poor boy," sbo moaned. "Ile must
bave boon in ono of those cable car
tilings. Send bim a hundred, father,
and loll bim to get tho best doctor
iii tho city."-Louisville Couricr
Color III i nd nef e.
It has been scientifically proved
that a woman's color perception much
exceeds that of a mau, while mon, as
a rule, have a keener sense of smell.
Women's training in tho details of
dross doubtless acooant.s for much of
this Superiority. 'Men, however, who~
Twere^ almostc . blind havo yet
sh?wfcsurpris? . ^ood taste iu tho
selection ' of ? ->s goods for their
women,fOIK .
While- ? jis subject of color, ono
may* en that, a popular lecturer
on 1 .. 4 fl' I vised "women to wear
" I? gown J ibfegblor ot their bair,
-,e gown3. : ?^?i^of their eyes,
oning toilet '-Wwf?^Q? their coin?1
. plexious."-Ev ?i.-.e--^
gftrrt-eihlnE About tho Mon Who Win Eus*
gWOXI ; j(,lajatl'? Hattie* lit luilla.
?*TIieiC|?rkhns, to whoso valor wo o wo
.much^dn tho Jiuliati frontier, aro
nit afraid of death in any shape or
T?jrni, have tho instinct, of instant and
iquestioning obodionoo to orders
our suportare, and take an actual und
lysical delight in lighting. It is a
pLpular error to suppose that they uro
without casto. Thcro aro about* thir- i
tcim different castos among thuin, and
Baverai sub-division in ouch caste. But j
whan serving in British regiments and j
while on ti campaign, Gurkhas ?lo not
allow their casto system to interfere |
ylth their comforts, and will cat and j
olink freely with Europeans and i
milong themselves. They have, no ol?- ;
jeettan to taking a pull ut u British j
soldier's llnsk, ?iud will share a "cha- .
Ju^tT' with the -most menial canip-fol- {
Ibtvor. They will gladly take a cigar
oi| tobacco from nEuropean, hut. on no
account must a man of one caste smoko i
in tho company of another.
All Gurkh as trace their desoont from .
Hi 3 Bajputs, of Central India, tho j
Tltappns and Gurung? especial ly claim
iujj to have the bluest Hindu blood ill
India running in their vuius. They ,
havet.however, intermarried for gen
erations witii Mongolian women.
? Gurkhas have ono physical peculiar- !
tty.' Their stature is below tho aver-j
ago and at; they do not wear beards,!
and their mustaches, in spite of much j
caro, never attain a luxuriant growth, !
nnd to if casual observera Gurkha reg- '
i tu-mt appears to consist ot boys, not
men. It is ou record that when Lord j
Ihmerts was marching through the
Karrata, tho Pathan women and chil
dren caine, out to jeer at thc striplings
whom he was leading, as it seemed, to :
their certain death, and they only
changed their opinion, when, largely
owing to tho heroism of -these same.
CJlt'.'khns, tho Afghan anny aro driven
headlong from the Peiwar Ko tal.
The colonel of a distinguished regi
ment used to tell a story of a Paths'*
who had traveled a long distance to
got a glimpse ol' tho terrible soldiers
thai, had defeated his couutryincn.
When ho saw tho little boyish-looking
l!; has standing guard afc tho Bala
", ho committed ?"?<;i<ln "fnr vow
.. " at least--..ucl t/.*-* . ?,>'-? .,
iv" ' the. stosbv . . H . . ./.-.
;!a . * vhen asked to explain the
[ire? ... ce o? tho dead body.- London
j Mfcro-Orcanismii.
The investigations'of Nenki have
led him tn couelndn that the time will
joint!"when it will be possible to re
move.all micro-organisms from food,
jks regards the question whether their
IctSon is necessary for tho normal pro
1088 of digest ion, ho presents reasons
'or tolieving that it is not, this con
tl?sioti-be??lg based on tho following. |
rrounds: The acid of tho stomach '
-- *?? - . -vajori ty o? tho micro-nr
?.: fur..*- "\ sins" ." ; ? .
* , . ? , '. 1 (. W:'l . L?? .?iud
.iV:^'' . m-?liX{it- Iu tho snuiU
'SkitH ?'. theil* action is confined to
lecomposition of tho carbohy
f)i? formation of lactic and
iCidis alcohol, etc. It is only
^e^large.intestinc that the decom
(&6h^?.a?bumeiisnnd the formation
io bodies, and of the different
"their iull'.icuce, takeidacc.
To .Tail VOY a liai)- Cut.
"Willina M. Tibbs, a full-blooded !
Zulu, who acknowledged no home I
md wno was haled before a Ciuciu- j
uati Judge tho other day, was sen
tenced n<:<T imprisoned because ho ;
would not have his hair cut.
This is the first case on record j
where [a niall ol' much hirsuteness :
sacrificed Iiis liberty for his lock!*, j
Hut Tibbs ia a Zulu, and hair t tho I
Zulu:-, is sac??d. Tho head adornment
sf Tibbs stood in the air six inches'
ilbovo Iiis scalp, and when he looked
too long upon the wine that is rod his j
hair never tunned nor wilted, but
lifted itself erect in open defiance of |
thc Court.',- - ..-: -,
Tim technical charge, according to
Tustico Schwab^was loo much hair,
und to have itv.cut the bronze gentle
man from Africa was sent to the Cin
?innali Workhorse,. Tibbs vows ven
geance. WBat ?ind of vengeance he
will wreak upon .-yr-; jailers remains to
he seen. <
A F?iw I'nl lidromes.
? '.. -pa'indromist ?fonds us tho fol
list of woj?^ <;.-elipped from
t)0] 'V, \\i?'a?K^j^:':hc spelled
forward ba.ckv?i^ffi^p'?uiia, hal?,
Dib, bob, ; \ .CWc^ad, .dci'd, dei
fied, did, eec? < O^^^WO?' eye, gog,
giiS. ^^a4a??> noon,
)tto, pup, peep, ' jP^/pnTV. redder,
refer, repaper, rcVi* ^Mrptator, sees,
sexes, shidis, tai, Atu?l." This
lends us to ask: "W^^?tthc matter
with Hannah?" 'h
palindromic-al. ^ - Dr.-itjCjBPfVs family
name is equally c?pf?fe of hoing
moiled backward.'- But^cfn?* ' wo add
lo tho above liei^^?p*...^d.-*?*
nark to EVO, iit^Ml-' ' lam,"
md Nu^olsofr'?gBMBfc ' ;'i L flaw
Elba," should ; , ? ,uit of
ige."-Boston^Journa}. wffi'}
It is nd?' oSia'cYly th? .?'*: alco
ino coffee, but tho way \r er
? is niade. It ia av;:1 ' v.,' . ?d
:o learn, lor it gives a - ! ' '
yhicb canbn taken in ? < T
iimo^itho'iw injury to '[\
jVgaus, alio it answers r?1 . ,;.?*". ,
(oup-'mcat. ooo'co and .' ? : ',.?'.?"//
)'ue. This is t he way to i.o ii M[. v
?oioaes first in the propa*. \?hf-, ' ?
djj'lumps of sugar in a ' ' .^;?? v
mj); break into this two i IS&X?
,wo-thirds full with hot ? t,^ \ 'v
uld the cqll'eo and there yo 1 . t ;
vould lie ' in valuable ** . ''.-ij^f^
OOlllS, tho only o', ;? . .ei IM
he ingredients . ;ut. to bo
All EuropeConrnriin?! In the (liant Strlrfof*
Which Amorten in RlukJuir Tu wa rt I
Bolling Mio I.Ion*? filiara In thu Traita
of tho World-KiMimrkiiblo Ktutltttics.
Tho New York correspondent of tho
Sheffield Telegraph ie greatly im
pressed with Ibo evidences that abound
of ontiro confidence in tito lisent policy
of tito administration of President Mc
Kinley nnd i? the ultiuialo stability of
tho conditions of revived prosperity.
Writing under date of December 11 tito
correspondant informs bin English
rendent ol' tho extraordinary progress
made in tho internal und foreign Irado
of the United States nuder tho Proteo-1
tivo system. Twenty years ugo dur,
exports of manufactured commodities
amounted to only about $100,000,000,1
and in INS'.), just prior lo tho cutlet-'
meut of tho McKinley tariff, tbesi: ex
ports lind increased less thuu $10,000,-j
000, thc total being then ?138,075,570.!
lu tho iiscn! year of 1S97 the ligures!
had increased to $227,285,301, being:
noarlj' 20 per cent, of our total exports.1
If to this we should add the product of'
our mines, forests, and fisheries-in
cluding canned goods-all of Mhich;
employ in their production moro or
less skilled American labor, wo should!
have nu aggregate probably exceeding'
one-third of our total exports.
The free trade readers of tho Shef
field newspaper aro further informed
that "Ibo world ia only beginning tu
have evidence of tho enormous produc
tivo power of the United Stales.'' Tho
correspondent then quotes Mr. Mul
hall, tho English statistician, as fol
lows :
"There is a decided tendency in tho
trade of thc United Stales lt? open lip
new chanuols in other parts of tho
world than Europe. There is an ox
coptiou as regards Germany, with
which country commercial relations
havo made striking progress in ten
years, tho ratio of increase of trade
being 45 per cent. Tho increase of
trade with Europe has been only 12
per cent., whilo with other parts of
thc world i' has been 2S per cent.
I ? .1 . di. Ko of trade with Great
''. ,;r. ' .sc: . vy remarkable. Tn
lo lao A?! Dmitry stood for
45 per cent, of tl . "u trade of thc
United States, hut .!.?... ? fell to 10
per cent, in 1882-8,: ? 35 per
cent in lS:j2-!!f>. Wlu . nar in
mind thc free trade poll ? "cal
Britain, and the similarity oi i.. '*>
and race of the two countries, r lif
eline of trade is phenomenal, sc ,ng
that it is coeval with an increase of
dealings with Cl cr many. All tho
South American Republics have opened
up so many new channels of trado
within tho Inst ten years between fj
northern nud southern portions of
*r?\ ?ut yjp^.--*w??~ttll
.... '.: pv.- ?vi?^rn their deal
ings with, tho United States, whilo the
trude between O rent Britain and
South America has risen ouly 20 por
cent, in the same time. Ten years
ago British trade exceeded that of tho
United States in South America by 49
per cent.; at present thc the excess is
only 21 per cent., which shows that
before long the bulk of South Ameri
can trade will be carried ou with ihc
United Stales."
Attention is called to tho equally
surprising showing for tho internal j
trade of tho United States. It ls nine J
timos as great as tho amount of inter
change with foreign countries. lt
rose forty-nine per rent, in tho inter- j
val o? fourteen years; from 1.889 lo !
13!lt, tho increase of population hav- j
ing been thirty-six per cent. Thc de- ,
vclopmcut o': national resource.; is !
still more striking. ''If we count Ibo j
working years," says Mr. Mulhall, ?
"as three hundred day.; lise internal
trade will bo found to average forty- |
oig'.il million dollars daily, while ox- j
tornal cummeroo is little, over five !
millions. Moreover, internal trade |
progresses much faster, having risen I
forty-nine per cent. since. I SSO, !
whereat foreign trade is hardly len
per cent, higher."
lt interests Sheffield lo know that
our exports ol iron and steel manu- J
factures have more than doubled in ?
value since IS'.M), in spite of the dc- :
crease in tho unit of value. The sanie i
is true ol' our exports ol" leather goods,
which in tho year ending .lune "0, I
1SH7, reached a value of 820,000,000.
Thu value of bicycles jumped from !
$1,S98,012 in ISitii to $7,005,323 in ;
1897. I
All this must be extremely interest
ing,"ii not altogether gratifying, to ih:j '
great iron and steel and machinery in- j
terests of Sheffield, and the fact that
information of this character is eagerly ;
sought and conspicuously displayed i
hy thc British newspapers shows with
what keen watchfulness the unparal-j j
lelcd industrial and trado develop-!
lUQiits in tho United States are being I
noted abroad. All Europe is vitally cou- 1
ot?rned cha giant strides making in
the United States toward seizing upon
the lion's share of irado in tho world's
markets. The interest and astonish
ment will bc still greater when a show
ing is made of yet .heavier increases
both in foreign and internal trade in
the moro prosperous fiscal year end
ing with June 30, 1898.
Truly Hhocklit;;.
'\iv i ; a shocking shtt.i ? ',' .
uad^i-.Luc Dingley hiv.*. Wc
*ouio' squirming statistics ?ti lita
. Touial journals. Wo refer to those
ti policy is to return to tho eolon
. rtem, and h?ceme in commerce
r " -".sit subjects. Tho revenue has
Hint Hie month at. ?*
.?jr . ."> dollars a
W1' ??imrate?
' *p exhausted, ail'
' . . ?T?I. -Brooklyn (N.
riiat CoiisiTis XVIII l'cx-t Amer!? i r?>.
(luKirjr ?>:i ll u Ocrau.
Among Ibo measure:, tho people
'nive a right to expect of thin session
rv?ugrcss ?H nu n<-t to promote ttio
shipping interest!* of tito country, and
to give to American industry on tho
ocean tho Manic protection that Ls given
j ou hind.
j There is upparcuily no great dim
i salty in the way of ?providing tho de
I eired legislation. Tho Rep?blica*!! par
ty is not divided on timi braue un ;! is
! on tho money question. Amnjorit.v in
I tho Senate favors i! well ns: . .njor
J ?ty iii tho ??ousc. ft is oven , roi?..ide
j i hat several Democrat'; from th?* eu
.! roast. State-; wouhi support ii. ,-.-y
j prospect of the .situation is J' foi-jj
I ; favorable for thc enact men t - ' acoiii
; j proheusivo measure of thc hind, mid
! : there will boa widespread popular dis
I ? appointment if Iii ; session close.; with
' ; out ono.
! lu tho aggregate thc anion ni of tri
; buto paid by Ilii! United Slates lo
' foreign countries for ocean shipping is
j nuortrtous. According to tho estimates
;>f experts on th-; subject wc aro at
'? present paying nt the rate of S'-JOO,
i ?IDO,MIK) a year for r;-;c!i transportation.
' As our exports mocease the freight
; will inoiv.-.-u-. ?inda large proportion of
? thc profits of ourexpaiiding industries
': v. di thus be curried t<> foreign lauds
despite thc protection given to them
I hy tho ' -.?../
The ?*. ..' . * ' ' ' I? . boards
? of Iradi- alni ;lin ,?
i throughout tho country siio.iid
Petitions Hhouhl bc acut lo Congress
: urging tho enaclinetit of such legi !,\
; lion ul this session. American ship.-*,
manned by American sailors ami living
tho American flag, should carry Amer.
'< ?can goods to tho nations of thu world.
l t is folly to pay to foreigners an ctior
! motin tribute when by developing our
. snipping industry as wc have developed
j other industries wo can save tho money
i for tho enrichment nf our own people
j and thc increase of the commercial
! prestige of our nation.-San Francisco
Hero :iml There.
A r:.-.:... 't mil S?- t i:n ic? m.
"Wha? US? i- prolcciion ii' American
rails ure sohl ia India'.-" "Do wo
need a tariff'.viieu wc can export tin
[?late and trolley outfits'/'' (.1 ranting
that such talle bas a plausible so'.rol,
it is dangerous nu i disorganizing.
Certain arl ??rica can be made herc
belier and cheaper limn they can Im
produced abroad, liach youv will seo
il longer lisl of such lunnufact tired
product.-;. The iniloiprisu of our
people, tho superiority of our m:;
t'hillery, the pherum .-- o? our tiv.:u?
portation, tho system of international
paient righi? will 1; ';> us to gui i on
our rivals in many branches <>:' indus
try, lint it is ind tho p '.icy of tho
I?vM>ub!i'."iu pariy lo ih-serl thc wool
grower, "th? rico planier. Ibu iron
miner, the coal producer, or thc lnni
bcrmun. Kven if the faulorios of tho
sea-coast outgrow lue need of protec
tion, there aro vaal areas in which tho
uurestrictoil competition of tho Mexi
can peon or thc West indian c-> lie,
would be severely felt.
"Protection t:? American indunirics"
is a promise that must pay i nu
hundred cents o:i ? '.?:. dollar. I; docs
not mean that tho tariff is lo be lli.'nwn
overboard ?is soon nu a few nu n of Ibo
Carnegie typo have made their for
tunes." i( does not nii?:in that Ibo
pooplu of tho a rri mil".:.' and mining
communities are lo !>.. wb icdled with
a fnv." word*, and lhrtn "ntormel that
;i:.y can ??dr. ;ho-. .... m. m;
of the pwtc".'lio;i which their vole
helped to .\ in tor Low? ll and Pitt;
burg. The costly '->:>? 'vienen
t Creal P.riiain in sacrificing her ngr
! eu lt ur al interests : iiould not be 1

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