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THE NORTHERN TRIBUNE DECMBER 20, 18S3.
Northern ' Tribune. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1883. WHAT 18 THE CAUSE OF HARD TIMK.4T Tbe hard times are anxious of settle ment. Business is dull, and the employ ment is not enough for all who are ready and willing to work. This causes dU treas, and want is beginning to utter loud complaints. In a country as great as ours, and whose chief glory is indus try, the question is a pertinent one. We are as different from the rest of the world as if we star tad to solve the relations of life on our own hook. We have no kings, no nobles, no standing army. We have a country with more tillable land than all Europe beside, and , distress to those who live by their muscle and do so whenever there is wages to compensate, is not very far distant from a rational solution. With us capital and labor try to adjust themselves, the one relying on the other for their shares in the profits. This rule seems to be inoperative. This is one question' uppermost just bow. We haye the greatest corporations on earth. and is it from those overgrown In st: t itions this stagnation arises. Let us boldly enquire into the causes of the present money stringency. We have a free government, a free press, a free peo ple. Our intelligence is a fact of public recognition, and let us probe the cause 10 the bottom. Is it over manufactured production, let us know it. Is it munic ipal taxation on our manufacturing in dustry, let us know it. Is it for the want o! diversified industry, let us know it. C.iuses here recited cover the whole do main of human industry. Let us sift these causes to- their fullest. Distress with us is without adequate reason. The troth Is at She bottom. If there is not . moral force enough guiding our plritof industry, let us know it. Let the press discuss this matter. Let us see where the blame is and remedy it. This Is the mission of the press. The people look to the pros for guidauce. Hard times cannot be attributed to any one cause, but it is apparent that capital, whioh is ever 'sensitive and cautious, is hesita ' ting for fear that the main cause of the country's prosperity for so many years will be radically disturbed by the Dem ocrats tinkering with 'the tariff, and threatening to revolutionize matters bo as to make other and unthought of meaus necessary to increase. The great "business element is alarmed at the rash ness of the Democratic party in men acing tne very foundation of pur unex ampled gains, and until it' is 'positively settled that protection will be given to money, enterprises, brains, industries and mnscle, that strive for American achievement, there will be restlessness and uncertainty. KlftNIXG SOG'IAHLI S. A Methodist church "sociable" has treated the world to a shameful scandal. In a Long Island town, at Flatbush, the church excluded dancing, but permit ted empty-headed boys and girls to meet often in "sociables, and being between 15 and 20 years of age, they could not converse profitably, had no. games, were not provided with amusemnnt, and thev degenerated into familiarity and luxuri ous kissing. All last summer they met, xomped, kissed, passed from one vulear ity to another without the church or parents thinking what was done. Lips were free for all, mock marrlaares. wild uproarious fun that led to something worse than vulgarity; a young girl was wronged, the court is now finding out what was done, and STew York papers abound with the disgusting details. Social life is cursed with vulgarity, wickedness, crime, and sorrow from many such gatherings Promiscuous hugging and kissing, hasty slaps, petty r quarrels, senseless iUrtations, . wild romps, daucerous familiarity leads to demoralization. It don't matter how much you talk, pray, or pwach against dancing. These uncalled fox and un civilized doings are wanting in good breeding, refinement and cheapen a young woman uutii virtue is gone. No female can forget good manners, the true reservo of her sex, or Indulge In boistero.il behayior and familiarity without forgetting self-respect, and she soon become3 a very cheap, common, and vulgar creature, amusing to dudis but never respectod. The young are not to blame, they will havo amusement if they have to steal it. It is the duty of parents to organize satisfying amuse ments for their children without ex posing them to the danger of vulgar familiarity. Carda, chess and dancing are infinitely better than the deplorable experience of the "sociables" of the Methodist church of Flatbush. The French have a job in Tonquin, .but they can finish it. It is no longer what politicians say, what do the people say, that's the question. The Empress of Austria wishes to visit the United states. She is a bright, sen sible woman, rides a horse like a circus rider, and talks English with ease. She will be welcome. Fredrick the Great is now in the press rounds. His talk and wit were, it is said, found in old papers in a pigeon hole. Old Fred, to use the language of Joakin Miller, was a 'brick. Let us hear what he said. The Manitoba secession Lieut. Gov. Robinson, speaking for that part of Vic toria's domain, does not see its further agitation as the "Privy Council" , can fix the boundary line of Ontario aid Mani toba, and all serenely bow to the result. "She was my whole heart," he sadi and "she was charming as a III ly. But she got mashed on the peddler of plated ware." These are the mournful strains of a State-o-Malner near Portland, whose better half broke the tie, and only two months wed. The United States and Germany are interested students of what passes be tween France and China, atd Prime Minister Ferry informs President urevy, he will consult Washington and Berlin, before doing anything in the France China embroglis. The effort to evaporate the earth and make it go up like steam from a Missis sippi river boat boiler, it is said is started in the planet mars. But there is some consolation, it will be a hundred thousand years before the heat from there can work up the job. The Democratic party in Louisiana, has nominated a state ticket, and re fused to eLt rtain the question of can celling the state lottery. This lottery has been declared a nuisance by the Postmaster General, and is deemed n fraud the the world over, yet the Demo cracy are for reform. Great Britain abruptly refused to consider the request of President Arthur, acting in accord, with Congress to let O'Djunell live a fewdajs until his claim as citizen could be met. This haughty spirit is in striking contrast with the courtesy of America that never failed to regard the rights of British subjects, during the war. They need in Great Britain more politeness than they manifest. JaiiesB. Ryan of Indiana made a fortune of two hundred thousand dollars by industry, and in the last presidential election was coaxed into politics. Since then he has dissipated, and is a total wreck. His wife now, moyes for his commitment to the asylum. The case ia a sad one. Dp. McCosh of Princeton accept evo lution as in accord with the scriptures. Science taachee tlte world was once yapor. He insists that in the Bible the words without form and void as applied to the earth hag the same meaning. Any way he permits science to become the inter preter of the universe. The orthodox will take note of this departure. The world moves, so does religion and sd enee. Platonic love is where one loves an other for the sense of the pure and beau tiful. What love is believed to be among the angels that Is the love of Plato. You could love a woman for her pure soul's sake, but your love must be likewise pure. That their is little known of this divine spirit is not proof that it does not exist. All over the world and in all climes is recognized the love of the in finite, electing this to ones conduct is what is called Platonic love. In plain words it is love without a taint and is due from one pure human being to an other. Sarah Bernhardt got mad lately in Paris, at Marie Colombier, her former confident. The madness was justly pro voked. Marie knew all Sarah's secrets, weaknesses, as well those delightful in trigues which a French woman deems her own business; and "peachin" on them, and by her friend, well that was too bad. Sarah went for her with whip and.dirk to Marie's house, and laid the lash on the fair face of her betrayer. Woman like, her anger was heavier than her blows. But the world is treated to a scandal, and Taris society to a duel or two. Sarah has several children by as many lovers, a fact well known, and Marie has none. Perhaps this provoked the publication of the brochure tint raised the whip and handled the dirk. The stone that drowned Morgan has been found. It should be Indicted for murder. . The Cork bonnet is now the rage in Paris. This is wise, as a bumper in kissing the nose is safe. The grim joke of the day, is the grand jury at Danville Va. indicting the colored policemen for the late riot. The angels she said are mostly feminine, and the Gods mostly men. But to strike a balance give her a divorce. The Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie ship canal, the Port Huron Journal thinks will side switch DetroU. Keifer is in trouble. He tries to be a leader, and his party set him back. , The question is a practical one that of brains. The Italian liberal don't like Fritz's visit to Rome. The hobnobing of the Prussian Prince and King Humbert are not a message for the popular good WiNnepig is said to have more gradu ates of Oxford and Cambridge universi ties, than any place of its size in t the English posessions. They are mostly sons of nobles. An Irish lady being inspected under custom regulations, and a bottle of bran dy being found among her trinkets was asked If she counted that as a trinket "yes" she rejoined "it is my husband's night cap." ChigagoJs a good place to have a con vention by the best political party on earth, to nominate the best man in the partv to be elected to rule over the great est of all nations. The republican party .will name the man. If the magneu " the earth as lately, the north pole will double itself up and displace the equator. In such an event Ireland would emerge a part of Virginia but near enough to be the center of the republic. The Detroit Evening News of the 17th makes the following exhibit of its cir culation of the week preceeding: Total for week, 130,931 daily averape, 38,489; Echo, (weekly edition of The News) 7,- 500. The model of Browning's Dryope is a beautiful Italian girl. The myth is Apollo changing himself into a serpent to woo the beautiful nymph. It is an other version of the Eve and the serpent story. A wag asks if culture is to transfigure humanity what is to become of the cradlo. He thiuks that in four or five thousand years the scientists of that day will be more in a muddle about that familiar trinket, than they are now on t'.ie missing link. The N. Y. Times is never timid, never hesitates, but is always bold. To the Re publican party it bends an energy ever strong and with a spirit above partisan ship. It sees in the party it upholds everything that is free. It needs do side issues. Abreast in all matters of public concerns, cliques, it disowns and broad principles it yields to none In zeal To the selection of suitable candidate for the next Presidency, it is on the hunt for the strongest and fittest. It is to the cnveution it divests itself, and thoso who will make up that body will likely give us all tljat la desired. But a little plain talk afore Is hot out of teason. One of the ablest leaders of the thought o the hour, is Henry Sedgwick, proffes sorof Cambridge university England. In reference to the tariff this astute thinker says: "It must be admitted that the Imposition of import duties is, under certain circumstances, a method at least temporarily effective of increasing a nation s Income at the expense of foreigners." The English mind is In tensely logical, aud this eagle eyed Eng lishman pays tribute to the fact that the tariff works advantage to "a nations income at the expense of foreigners." The American system of protection en riches American capitalists.nianufactur ers, and laborers in every department o' work and enterprise "at the expanse of foreigners." This is as it should be. and those who favor protection favor all that is American. The reverse proposi tion Is true of free trade would enlarge the wealth, of foreigners at the expense of Americans, to decide in favor of free tfadels to prefer the Increaseof England at the expense of impoverishing Ameri can interests. Had we best not continue our policy of taking care of our own homes, and friends, and comforts, and let England take care of herself? THE OLD 0. MdSe&aM t OCERES an Canned Goods of all kinds. FIRST CLASS1 BUTTER A SPECIALTY. All I ask is a trial of my Goods and Prices. A ONE TON OF FRnSI 0 Just Beceived. FRESH EGGS, HAM, BACON; Shoulders, Pork, Plate Beef, &c., in fact a Complete Stock of General Gro- nrwi net oItttottci rtt li r -- l 390 Barrels Winter Apples. The prices to suit the times. Honest weights and all goods guaranteed. Realism simply meaus tell the truth about it. , v i Carl Shurz, it is said, goes back to Germany to learn music. This is strange for he has furnished more chin music than any man in this country. George Francis Train rates 100 de grees in hnman virtue before transfigur ation. IU says he Is up in the 80's, but ;o climb higher is a conundrum.' Representative Hopkins is about to introduce a bill in Cod cress to prevent aliens from holding more . than oiie thousand acres of land in the country. Henry Villard has lost ' all his em ployments. Bnt it is said he has scoop ed $3,000,000. This sum is enough to enre any ordinary man's love of place. Miss Sargent, the daughter of our Minister to Switzerland, is an M. D. She is making a specialty of th eye., , How apt; a woman is always 'something in your eye. W. K. Vanderbilt's four or five mil lions evaporated in the Wall street sharps. He is now pensioned by his rich father on a $100,000 per year. The allowance seems to outsiders large enough, but not so to W. K. The Senatorial contest in Ohio, be tween Payne and Pendleton, is one of the freshest and raciest ones of any day. The country Democratic press are brim full for their favorites. But favorite means "t'other feller" "is a d d rascal." The averago Demotrat Is not yet a fossil as his intellectual provender 'has lost none of its savor. The Post and Tribune notices current literature, new books, maeazlnes and re cent publications. The criticisms are in a spirit of fairness. In no instauco Is there a loss of temper. Th& brickbat throwing nt things not esteemed is not a part of that paper. Everything is in taste. There Is little fault to find with the Tost and Tribune. On tho contrary it is one of tho very best papew of the country. In the variety of Its several pages there is surely a view of what is going on in tho world, enough for ordi nary reading in a family. Its editorials are thoughtful and often, when occasion requires, blows are dealt out from the shoulder on the side of its convictions. RELIABLE. 5 D AI T D ATOMIC1 IV 10MW D OTOBER BITTER! Rev. F. R. Clark, S. J., lectured lately in Detroit on Ireland, from an English liberal y iew. He can get hearers always, and it may be that from such men peace would make conquests where violence has failed. It is worth a trial.- Where great changes are effected by deeper knowledge and a fraternal spirit, vio lence is out of any excuse. Roger A. Pryor w nt to London to save 0 Donnell from being executed, for which absolutely useless service; he re ceived $15,000, taken from poor Irish peo qle who hae their p: ties err p' led of all they have by blatherskites who raid these people for silly, impossible pro jects. There is a sense of justice in the English mind that will not permit them to refrain from the punishment of crime. O'Donnell had great sympathy, but that he would hang noftne doubted who has and knowledge ojirEngllsli law, and it was wicked to gl people in giving their mii.ll mAtir in nt.xsai TJiA uiuui ucmcu iiiuuvjr iu hv i;uijv.-io. A lxu Irish people should and will be free, In the meantime they 6hould. free them selves from these money-getters who love themselves but have no interest in benefiting the Irish cause. And JEWELRY R. DeGRUEN, Ind'an River, Mich. Watok Gun xsn . A.T AN REPAIRED !