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ABILENt WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 27, 1900. TWELVE PAGES.
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance, AT LOWEST RATES. WCall and see me upstairs in Mclnerney Block. W. D. NICHOLS Stock - Sale! The undersigned will tell at public lale, on the Gillett ranche, 1 mile ooutbeast of Woodbine, on Friday, Sept. 28th, commencing at 2 o'clock p. m. Bharp the following property, to-wit: 98 head stock Cattle. 320 head of Hogs. Pasture will be furnished to cattle it and ol season it desired. J-For a detailed Hat of stock see ale bill. Tikms: All sums of 110 and under Man; turns over $10 a credit of 9 asonths will be given on notes with approved security at 10 per cent In terest; if paid when due only 6 per cent Interest will be charged; 5 per cent discount for cash. No property to be removed until settled for. iiyjAiMii J. N. Bukton, Auctioneer. 150 MILES ALONG The Columbia River BY DAYLIGHT ON "The Overland Limited" Only Three Nights IN . MAKING THE TRIP XAirBAB OUT TO PORTLAND For Tickets, Time Tables and full Information, call on T. H. JONES, Agent. to Ot Jnne 21, JulyS7,:8, 9, 10 18, and Aug-8. tickets from points west ot Mis aoarl river and east of Colby, Kas., to Den ver, Colorado Bprlniis, Manltou, I'ueblo Salt Lake City and .ORden, UtHb, and re turn, will be wild by the Great Bock Island Route -At rate of One Regular Fare Plus $2 00 for uoana mp Return Limit October 81,1600, ' BEST LINE TO DENVER ONLY PIRKOT LINK TO COLORADO Va SPRINGS AND MANITOU. Take advantage of these cheap rates and rid your vacation In Colorado. Bleeping naervatloDs may be made now for any of lb eicnralons. Write tor full Information ii4 the beautiful book "COLORADO THE ffAONIFICF.NT"-sentfree. 1. W.THOMPSON. A. O. P. A .Topeka, Kas. JOHN 8KBA8TIAN, O. P. A., Chicago. f I Fanmrrpi HAIR BALSAM ,t eti 15, t..in-tak Jt IToawtaa s laiaiaa i I! . I Mt.t Telle to BMtort Orty W bI t IWToMkfol Color. BUSINESS FACTS Commercial Prosperity Re sults from a Protect ive Tariff. Official Figures Show United States Now Second in the World's Foreign Trade. Calamity Cries of Bryan and His Followers Are Set at Naught. Miiketi of ths World Being Captured Gold Standard and Protection Triumphant Mr. Bryan i an advocate of free trade and free silver, but he and his follower have always maintained that a protective tariff would "deprive in of the markets of the world," while the gold standard, if maintained, would result In our absolute expul sion from them and our commercial ruin. What are the facts? We give below a, table made from the official figures furnished by the treasury department of the United States, showing the foreign commerce of the six great civilized and gold standard nations of the world for the year 1899, The flguret for 1900, so marvelous is the Increase in our prosperity, it is con fidently predicted, will put us at the head of the list or only excelled by one country, Great Britain. We have already, it is known, surpassed Great Britain In the volume of export trade. Country. Total Commerce. Great Britain 13,660.691.028 United St. lei ,. S.244.19S.M3 Ormwijr UWM.W France l.BM.BlS.OOa Netherlands 1.2an.lS,000 Russia 4W.093.000 In 1899 our commerce exceeded that of Germany by $57,347,203, making na that ytar the second nation in the world in foreign commerce, which is doing pretty well toward "capturing the markets of the world," and puts the calamity cries of Mr. Bryan and his followers in this respect on the list of discredited ravings of men grossly ignorant of the history of our commerce. Hut In the eyes of Mr. Bryan and his followers the gold standard "that the conspiracy against the human men" was to he the final nail in the coffin of our business in the markets of (he world. In 1S73, when the ter rible "crime" was committed and "silver was assassinated," we bought of foreign countries $30,533,651 more than we sold them. In other words we failed by that amount ot captur ing any of the markets of the world. In 1S72 before "silver had been struck down" we failed by $llfl.2S3,f48 in cap tiiritig any of the markets of the world, for we bought just that much more of foreign countries than we sold them. Hut in ISM the people of this coun try voted to adopt both a protective tariff and the gold standard. The result In "capturing the markets of the world" Is shown by the following table taken also from the official re ports of the United States treasury department: AMOl'NT SOLD FOREIGN COUNTRIES MORE THAN WE BOUGHT. Tear Ending. WW !273.011, )KW B34.IS4.S61 IfWK SHIM,!". WOO 671,384.061 This looks as though we were "cap turing the marketB of the world" un der a protective tariff and a gold tandard faster than any other na tion In the world ever captured them, and when the figures for the coming fiscal year are in it will be the pros perity record of the world. The truth of this Is shown by the fact that for the year ending June 30, 1900, the total commerce of the year surpasses by the vast sum of $317,- 729,250 that of any preceeding year, and we are still expanding. Do we want to take any step that will es tablish free trade and free silver and at one step paralyze this magnificent progress we are making? Ponder the above and answer with your ballot In November. IN SPLENDID SHAPE. Evidence Taut l.nhnr li FlonrtahlnR (liven by Amerlra'e Foremoat Labor Leader. The labor conditions in 1SS3 and lTO are stated tritely and truly by Samuel lumpers, the head of the American Federation of Labor. Mr. (tampers' exact words are worth plac ing In parallel columns. He said: 1893. Since August of this year we have been In the greatest IndustrlHldepresslon The revival of In dustry which we have witnessed within the past year li one for tblaeountry nasever experienced. It Is no general congratula tion. It Is beyond ixasKerntion to aay that more than Mm. Olio of our fellow-toll- question that the wages or the orean. lied workers have lieen Increased, and era throughout the country are without In many Instances the employment, a n dlhotirs of Ihdot either have been so since reduced or at least the time named. maintained. Mr. Gompers, beside eeping hli position at the head of the American Federation of Labor for many years (which Is r. tribute to his ability), has usually been Classen as a democrat; which would, ot course, nake bis opin ion as significant aa possible. Ones Dorrowlaaj. Son Solveat. The United States borrowed $262,000,. 000 In gold Id the last Cleveland admin. Istration in order to save Its credit The United States has $300,000,000 In bank to-day. FARMERS GAIN WIDER TRADE. Tae More Markets Opeaed, the Bel ter Prices Are Certain to lie. It is- often asked how expansion bene fits the fiarmer; how good prices and steady prices are to be obtained for bit crops if our foreign trade is ex tended; how, in short, the policy which our country has just begun to enter upon is going to affect him In the fu ture. Expansion is the natural, economic, inevitable outburst of a growing na tion, which cannot sell advantageous ly enough all of it product at home. Not ouly do the other nations of the earth wish to buy our food product, but they are feeling a greater and greater need for our machinery and all the other products of our mills, in order that they, too, may enter for the race of progress; Their demands have possibly been anticipated by our captains of production, Industry, transportation and finance; perhaps we have been ready for them jut a little before they were ready for us. At all events, we have the goodfc; and they have the use for them and the money to pay. The foreign market is diversified and steady. Uncounted millions, almost, stand ready to draw upon us for sup plies; they simply need to be reached. American good simply have to be shown. When their superiority is seen million of dollars worth of busi ness can be done. This cannot mean anything except that those who raise and sell our food products, those who manufacture and sell our machinery, cotton goocte, and any one of the thou sand and one other goods, are going, if there In anything In the law of demand and supply, to have a wider and stead ier demand, to meet a higher and stead ier scale of selling prices. There is this other thing in it all; it la, in a word, the tremendously beneficial ef fect of the growth of a foreign demand upon a local demand Thefigureasnow that the Increase of our export trade In the last two years has been simply astonishing; still more so ha the growth of our imports of raw mate rial or of material used by manufac turers, It is inconceivable that our monthly excess- of $50,000,000 of ex ports over import should mean any thing, to the biggest city or the small est, to Maine or Texas, to Washington or Georgia, but un increased demand locally, everywhere, and growing stead ier everywhere, for the products of the farm. Does it mean nothing to the neighboring farmer that those of our cities. th;it the census office hasialready report ei'iupcm have increased their pop ulation from 25 to 50 per cent.? Sure Iv it means that, within the range where this additional and growing population, must buy advantageously, the pricis of farm products that they niuM have will rise. It may be said in a general way that it is impossible for one group in the body politic to enjoy prosperous con ditions unless every other one does. Things industrial and commercial ad just themselves fairly for all con cerned; they do it ultimately and soon, because they (io it automatically. The rich man cannot prosper unless those who v u riii their daily wages do; nor can the working people prosper un less some in the community assumes the heavy responsibilities, and, just as inevitably, gains the great returns of leadership. Always, however, the tendency in every quarter is onward aud upward; onward and upward for price returns for products or for la bor, always onward and upward in the scale of living; which means that the last and mast important of all the stages of human improvement, the so cial and the intellectual, must climb, and. ever climb higher, also, ALL PRODUCERS HAVE GAINED Farm Product Art Worth Blllloa Dollari Annually More Thai In IMhJ. The growth in the exports of Amer ican manufactures has been accom panied by a growth in all other classes of exportation and home consumption. Export of agricultural product! in the three year under the Wilson law amounted to but $1,805,560,0-30, while In the three years under the Dingley law they amounted to $2,474,584,000, an Increase of over 33 per cent. Exports of products of the mine averaged $20, 000,000 per annum in the three years under the Wilton law, and in 1899 under the Dingley law amounted to nearly $i!t,0U0,SOu, and in 1900 to $38.- 997,550. Products of the forest export ed under the Wilton low averaged $33,' 000,000 per annum and in 1900 under the Dingley law amounted to $52,309,484, During the three years' operation of the Wilson law the total exportation of domestic and foreign goods aver,- aged but $7li.000,0OO per month, while diuring the three years' operation of the Dingley law they have averaged over $10o,0u0,000 per month, and in the fiscal year 1W0 averaged $116,000,000 per month, or more than 50 per cent, greater than the average under the Wilson law. The total exportation ot farm prod ucte during the three year' operations of the Dingley law exceeded that cur- log the three years under the Wilson law by $670,000,000 while the increased market at home, according to the low- eat estimates, haa been more than double the increase in exportation, thus indicating that the sales of the farmer during the three year' opera tions under the Dingley law have ex ceeded by over two billion of dollars their tale under the three years' op eration of the Wilson law. An estimate recently made by the department of agriculture ahowa that the value of principal farm crop and (arm animals in the year 1900 exceed td by more than $1,000,000,000 the value of principal farm crops and farm anl mtl Is the year 1891, V0I;K A i" GALVESTON Contract for an Army of Laborers to Cl-ar the Street. PASSOG R SERVICE IS RESUMED. A I llaiwer lr..m an (Imbrue of Dl-eeae la Him city P-n-eti-U.it-. yr. Will Ae- tloant for l.o itrlliHI...e To l)e tllUtt, lit Hi-mi irla Cuuiitjr. Galveston, Tex., Kept. 22. At noon yestei-iluy murtial law was abolished and the civil government resumed con trol of alluirs". The contract for clearing the at recta has beeu uwurded to Hicker & Lee. They will establish boarding camps on the beach and commence work Monday morning with un army of laborers at $2 per day. Ailjt. (ien. Scurry, of the Texas vol unteer guard, haa placed hia regiment of militia at the service of the city and they will remain here for guard and patrol work. No saloons will be permitted to keep open. There will be no impressment of men to work and there is plenty of work both for mechanics and laborers. A. J. Youens, Inspector for the Gal veston board of underwriters, is foot ing up the losses. He has finished the district east of Twenty-fifth street und finds that In the territory of to tal destruction east of that street 1,619 houses were destroyed. His dia gram shows that from five to seven blocks of the district lying along the (Julf of Mexico and east of Forty second street was shorn clear of build ings. West of Forty-secoitd street the settlement wn sparse and nearly everything but a few buildings far back from the gulf was demolished. Mr. Youens will continue his Inspec tion until a complete survey of prop erty loss haa been made. Mrs. Mussey, vice president of the Red Croat society, will leave for Washington Sunday night and will explain to the people of the country exactly what la needed In Galveston. Her Idea is that meetings should be held throughout the United States and the needs of Galveston thorough ly explained. The Galveston bay bridge was com pleted at three o'clock yesterday morning and the first train to nrrtve since September 8 pulled into the union depot nt 6:25 o'clock. It was Santa Fe train No. 5, due here nt 9:05 the previous night. Full passenger train service hns been resumed by all the linos entering the city via Virginia Point, The Gulf & Interstate rail road, which enters via Bolivar Point, find the ferry, will not be in operation for several days. The five lines which cross the bay bridge operate 30 pas senger trains daily, and they have nn enormous quantity of freight to come In nnil get out. The usual work of sanitation, coring for the sick and the disposal of dene bodies continued yesterday. Large amounts of garbage are being hauled from fhe city and burned and disin fectants are distributed. The sani tation of the city continues to im prove nnd Dr. Wilkinson, city health officer, snys that nil danger from nn outbrenk of nny disease is now passed. Will Aceoii it lot Contributions. Austin. Tex.. Sent. 22.-Gov. Snyers stnted last nio-ht to the. Associated press that he would, on Monday next, begin the preparation of his state ment of nil moneys received for the storm sufferers and the method of tboir evneniliture. The stntement will be full nnd complete nnd every contribution of money reaching him nnd passing through bis hands, how ever small, will be embraced in it. Conies of the statement will be for warded to every newspaper through out the United States that has as sisted In raising contributions. Gov. Savers savs that the loss of life occasioned by the storm on the southern coast ennnot be less titan 12,000 lives, while the loss of property will aggregate $20,000,000. Th lli-titnre In Hrnto-U t'onnrv. Houston. Tex.. Sent. 22.-N. Mills yesterday reported officially on con ditions In Krnzoria county. He says the people need money to buy ' shin gles, nails, lumber, etc. Unless quick relief Is given many will be compelled to abandon their homes. The state ment of the number of destitute Is as follows: Areola, 200: Sandy Point, 500; Chenango, 1.000; Angleton, 2.000; Velnsco, 2.500; Tinizorin, 1.500; Col umbia, 2,500. The figures embrace the country tributary to the towns named as well aB in the towns themselves. TWO STEAMERS BURNED. The Fire Which Cnnnmeit the Ve.elf Canard by a Klretnn-i Smoklne-One Man Hnrned lo Drain. St. Louis, Sept. 22.-The steamer War Eagle, of the Eagle Packet com pany, and the steamer Carrier, of the Calhoun Packet company, were burned to the water's edge yesterday and Joseph Sehultze, bill clerk of the former, wna burned to denth while asleep on the Texas deck. Both steamers are a total loss, which Is estimated at $100,000. Two wharf honta belonging to the Eagle com--nnv were also damaged., but not to uuiy deetroyotf. tne entire crew and pnssengera of the Carrier were on board when the fire started but all were aroused and got to shore snfeiy. The fire Is supposed to have started from hot ashes dropped from the pipe of one of the colored firemen, who was smoking contrary to orders. The Good Koada Conf teal. Topeka, Kan. Sept. 21.-The good roads congress will assemble in thu city next Tuesday. F. D. Coburn, sec retary of the state board of agricul ture, will preside. PROHIBITIONISTS STUMPINO. John U. Woolley anil Hear? R. Stutealt, Candidatea for President wad Vie Preel ttflnt, Mnkluc ipeecbe.. Omaha, Neb., Sept. 21. One thou aand persons greeted John G. Wool ley and Henry li Metcalf, candidatei on the prohibition ticket for presi dent and vice president, at Omaha last night. The special arrived early in the evening and a rousing rally was held in a large open tent at Eight eenth and Douglas streets. Volney It. Cushing was the first speaker, be ing followed by Messrs. Metcalf and Woolley, all meeting with a hearty ovation. After leaving Creston, la., the first atop of the special was nt Clarinda, where nn hour's meeting wns held in Williams' new tabernacle shortly aft er noon. Oliver W. Stewart made a short opening address to the 500 peo ple present, being followed by Mr. Metcalf, who pointed out the object and aims of the prohibition party. Mr. Woolley in his addresa stated that he would rather be sure of 500, 000 honest votes in the coming elec tion than to have a dead sure thing of being the next president and be compelled to bow his knee to the liquor traffic. A short stop was made at Villisca, where addresses were made from the rear platform to a small but inter ested assemblage. At lied Oak, the last stop before reaching Omaha, Messrs. Metcalf, Woolley, Hughes and Stewart spoke to 500 people at the city park, receiving a cordial recep tion. BRYAN AT HOME. The Accumulated Correapondenee Oone Through Npenrh to tho llryaa Vet eran' Bimttalllo Club Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 21.-Wllliam J. Hrynn spent the greater part of the day in going through correspondence which has accumulated during hia ab sence. He also received a large num ber of callers. The only formal event of the day was a visit from a committee of 25 members of the Hrynn Veterans' Bimetallic club of Lancaster county, who called to as sure hiin of their suppport. John W, Wilson acted as chuirmon of the com mittee and ppresented Mr. Bryan with nn engrossed copy of the mem bership of the club, numbering 259 names. In his reply Mr. Bryan re viewed briefly bis experience aa a soldier, of which he said that while it was brief, it was instructive. "If I om successful in this contest and become the chief executive of this nation," he said, "you may rest as sured that during the four years of my administration the soldiers of this country, who offered their services when their services were needed nnd made the sacrifices which soldiers are called upon to make, will receive just nnd generous treatment at the handi of the ndiiiinstriition." Mr. Hrynn has fixed the dnte for his departure on bis next tour for next WeifTiosduy. He will speak Wed nesday night at Nebraska City; Neb., nnd then proceed northward to South Dakota, making several speeches en route. ROOSEVELT IN UTAH. Thnlliivariior Umlml UN Spe chea to five Yeatenlay-Ji. KIIkii Ko.ter Appeala to Women Voteri, at Loean. Ogden, Utah, Sept. 21. (iov. Iloose- velt limited the number of his speeches yesterday to five, including the night meeting nt this place. The special train left Poeutello nt six yes terday morning nnd arrived at Ogden at six in the evening, where a stop was made for the night. At Logan the firBt stop of the day was made, and here the meeting was held in the Mormon tabrnacle, a mile from the station. Mrs. Ellen Foster made the introducing address. She had the band play "America" and Mrs. Fos ter called the attention of the audi ence to the fact that this was also the national air of England, "Owl Save the Queen," and it waa signifi cant as It might be Inferred that England and the United States with one national anthem a-nd one destiny would one day dominate the world. Many women were in the tabernacle, and, as they are voters here, to them Mrs. Foster made a 8peeial appeal. Af Tlriirhnm Citv Gov. liossevelt spoke in the open air from the band stand. The meeting at uguen wh held in the opera house. THE TRANSVAAL WAR. Hoert Reensnltint- the Hopelene.aof Their Ce-Meny Entering Pnrtugoene Ti-r-ritory-Artlllery Being De.troyfd. London, Sept. 21.-T.ord Roberts ca bles, under dnte of Wednesday, Sep tember 19, as follows: "Of the 3,000 Boers who retreated from Komnti poort before the British advance from Machadodorp, TOO have entered Portu guese territory, others have deserted In various directions nnd the bnlance are reported to have crossed the Komati river and to be occupying spurs of the Lombobo mountain south ii,a railway. A eeneral tumult seems to have occurred when they recognized the hopelessness ol ineir ,.i Their lonir toms and field guns have been destroyed and nothing is left of the Boer army out a lew ma rauding bands." fnrty Peraont Dfwneil. tiu S..nt. 21. A dispatch from Athens to Lloyds, giving further de tails of the disaster to tne r-FM'""11 mn .ipnmer t harkieh, now ashore on the Island of Andros, one of the Cyelades, snys that 40 of the passen gers and crew were drowned. linnW DniurhertT. a switchman at Kanua citv. Mo., was run over in the Memphis yurds yesterday. Both legs were cut off ana lie aiea toon met. To-BKfTow, and to-morrow, end to-morrow. Creep on la petty tpece from day to day Aad ell our yesterdays have lighted fools The way of dusky death." Procrastination is the thief of health i well at the thief of time. There are few things in which pro crastination it so much indulged aa in let ter writing. We mean to write, but " to-morrow and V to-morrow creep l nn " and a neglect It. Thit it bad enough when the corret pondence it social or busi ness in its character, but when it con cerns the vital issue of health it it in finitely worse. 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