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WMSHMT, IPUIill, ISM.
HOW TO GET RICK.
To you wnt to make money, jou y, Mid
And you've tried every war and you haven't
Tl the r'ght one that lead to a pile' In the
Well, yoitr case I) not bo uncommon, my
And ynu any you've sold good and made
trades of each kind)
Had a hand In the "market," a chip In the
Sold cigars down In Georgia, bananas In
Well, I've hoard others talk' In a similar
And you thought you'd strike out in the
world and Just trust
To your genius and luok, and you felt that
Eoon nutdo your two brothers, who tolled
with their tools!
Well, my friend, I believe those two brothers
Men llko Ktownrt, and such, were your mod.
ols, you said?. , -. , i
And you thought you might follow where
others had led?
You say luck was their capital, hazard their
ame? . ,
Well, l'vo often found olher.obaps thinking
tuo samel r j -i
And you dabbled In law, won a case, caught
somerees, i . . .
Till you saw something better that promised
toplcaso ' "'
More your taste, which, you. hinted, Inclines
to Fine Arts?
That's just like you young men of many One
Thon a sketch' which your 'friends all pro
nounced "quite a lilt"
Wns rejected (the editor, eh, had a fit?)
And you then turned reporter at fifteen a
I declnre, it Is queer, how like others you
Whnt'g that? Did you sayi "He's1 foolish
Ho enn e'er make a chain without Joining the
And you know that you've failed to "con
nect?" Well, now you
Aro beginning to speak in a way that's quite
now!" ' "
So you're now most convinced, even prone
That there's much in ambition that's apt to
And you think, since you've erred, you'lt
just ask my advice?
My young friend, hero- my hand! You
won't have to ask twice.
Fori know it Is hard 'for a young 'man to
Through long years to a 'task, when hll
mind's working qulok,'
And is polnt.ng to riches that seem within
And I know that its harder to aot than to
But thero'sono thing that's sure: if you want
to get rich.
You must ride on a track that's without any
And keep on without changing or jumping
If you don't you are sure to besoon on your
BKEAKING A MATCH.
Mr. Parks Takes as His Guide
Novel of the bay.
One evening Mr. Joel Parks, a wealthy
manufacturer in the thriving New England
Tillngo of Itedfleld, and Dr. Mills, leading
physician of the same place, satcbatting In
the doctor's office. A stranger noting the
ago and rather prosalo appearance of the
two men would hardly have guessed the
topic of conversation. They were discus
sing works of fiction.
"I must have been going on fifty years
old when I read my first novel," Mr. Parks
was saying. "You see a man that starts on
journey, as I did, barefooted, so to speak,
has got to attend to business and nothing
else for a good many years, It he expects to
et anywhere In particular at last. He
oesn't have much time for light reading,
doctor. But in the last few years, I've read
a good many, and I enjoy them, especially
when they seem true to life, and I think I
can generally tell when they are. I like
Trollop on that account. "I never, saw an
Archbishop or a Duke, bnt I know as well
as I want to that be Just hits them off to a
T. And I like Howells, if he does hold such
men asjbe up to ridicule. And let me tell
you, doctor, there's Instruction in novels.
Those writers have to study human nature.
I've got many a hint about managing men
from reading those books."
"Yes," said the doctor, "I've read them
all my life, and I like them yet love pas
sages and all. Funny, aint itl" he con
tinued, "how two old gray heads like -you
ana me win ioiiow we love story of a silly
ural guardians, and sympathise with them
very time. We never have anv feeling
for the sensible father and mothers of our
own age who are being plotted against."
"I don't know abont that." was the rerjlv :
"I do sometimes, sympathise with tha did
folks, and think.that if I had been in their
place I would nave been mora successful in
havinir mr wav."
"Well, Joel,!' said the other with a laugh,
"I guess that is one point on which, you
never get much' instruction from tbs story
teller. Fapa'and mama always hare their
idea of their daughter's future. The wrong
Joung man happens along and she develops
er ideas quite opposite from their. And
she always comes out ahead. It 'you want
to carry your point with your offspring you
will have to 'learn how outside of a story
"O, as to that, perhaps the instruction
is all there, only its Instructions how not
to do it.t I don't suppose (that I shall ever
want to Interfere with f my daughter abont
a husband or a lover; but, if ;I should, I am
not sure but that I could r learn something
from the novelists."
If there were no coincidences &'er would
be no stories. It was a -coincidence that,"
later on that same evening, Mrs. Joel Parks,
an amiable lady whose mind was In her
"Joel, bare too'' ever noticed J4if e
niton ana Aonif ifemeaio.De Eaxwsria
notion towards each other!' t) f 0 ,J7i i
Joel was engaged with hi newspaper at
the tune, and lie did not take hi eyes from
the list of newly-appointed postmasters
which he had been reading. But it cost
him an effort, for his wife' question waa a
shock indeed. Such an idea had never
occurred to him, and as be, sat there phyii-,
cally at ease, he found hi thought esdly
crowding each other. ' ' ww '
Lee Tilton) One of hi own clerk I
Likely fellow enough, pleasant and honest,
bnt he didn't like Lie Tilton. He didn't
know just why, and he bad never thought
of it before, but now he waa aura of so mueh.
Lee was nothjng bat a Redfleld boy any
war: and nnambltiona itavlnv in a little
place like that and living with bit mother.
ana sister. , Ana taea ais aaagater Annie i
What a future's possible Tor'thatgirl!
Beautiful a any heroine of fiction I No;
hi daughter should never be given to Lee
Tilton I That was on decision, absolute
and final. . A subordinate nasal Ita vuilm
discussed and settled in meatel' council of
war. It would perhaps be as well that Mrs.
Park should not for the preeeut know her
husband's feelings In the matter. Bo much
saving neen arranged, ne iiowiy nueea hi
ye from the paper, looked at his Wife
absently, and said: r r,r.
"Oom-ehl"" v ' '
"I waa asking if you had noticed, any
thing in particular between Lee Tilton and
Annie," replied Mrs. Park placidly,, t
"No, I think net; whatrhve you No
ticed!" . ,., .,.
"Why, I do' know: not tnuctrof any thing
perhaps. But be, kind. q' comas. up here
evenings and Mmt'MM together some.
And wel). one thine and another has led
me to think that they: UMi be getting in
terested In each other,' . rl
JoeTdkt aot 'oowaaiie' the conversation
bat eoon betook himself to the room, half
ofloa and halt Upra.wiere ha waa wont
to retire when he bad leisure Mr reading
'C when he had eone perpUxiag, bvuines
problem to think out 'Mere he sat awhile
keeaeet the feel Freeeatly he stepped, to
Ih shelve which toe tha room, and
hastily tamed over tha pages of several
novels, Jflst as a lawyer might in, an emer
gency consult books with which ha was al
, Yea, here were plenty of cases. Here was
the girl of high social position, the daughter
of. a Duke, who becomes enamored of. the
feres. Girl will hot disobey her father, but
neither will she give up her loter, Taken
abroad and no correspondence allowed.
No use. 'Takes 'no interest in any thing.
Rarely seen to smile. Father has to give it
up at last. i
"Of course ha does," soliloquised Joel;
"so should t. You don't want to break
your daughter's heart, and when a girl has
a mind of her own. like Annie, gets it fairlv
setupon nny thing, you can't change It for
nerpy iorce." t
Here wns another casa. .Youn or lad v loved
by a man of her own rank, and every thing
that he ought to be. Her friends plead with
nor in nis nonaii, sound nis praises, anu
faithfully argue with her about her duty.
She foars that she doesn't love him quite
enough. They try to persuade her that she
does, and then she is sure that she doesn't.
Then appears tho other yoang mnn, evi
dently an adventurer and probably a Jew.
Somehow she becomes intbrestod, and her
friends solemnly warn her against him.
Then her Interest increase, and she finally
marries him with her father's reluctant
And so on.
"Yes." said Joel to himselfifts he closed a
book, "the doctor, is right.; The girl in the
story always'has her town', way, and the
more they'eppoM her the, more she has it '
But dear tfietlUejr go' to I work exactly
wrong? Ddn'fm&ke' any allownnce for the
perversity of human nature. Thev fill the
girl's ears with praises of the right one till
she's tired and sick of him, and keep her
thinking about the wrong one, by forbid,
ding her to think of him at" all." , The way
to do it is to turn the thing end for end.'!
And. in accordance with this reflection.
Joel, before he slept, had outlined a plan
for managing his daughter. .
He began operations at brealifast tha
nextmornltfg, jlftX r -" "
"Annie" oVeSM in ;hls- blandest' tones
'and with nis most beaming smile, "vour
mother tells me that you and Lee Tilton
are likely to make a match of it.".
Auric's face was a picture a whole pan
oraint ircfact, in which astonishment, in
dignatlorfand'maldenly shame were suc
"Why, pa," exclaimed Mrs. Parks, "I
never said any thing of the kind."
"I have no idea what vou -are talking
about, father.," said Annie, recovering hor
voice, but not her self-possession.
"O, you needn't be' bashful about it!"
said her father with an odious chuckle,
"I've got eyes as well as your mother, and
if I hadn't been pleased I sbould nave
spoken before this. I like your choice,
AnnleJ if Lee isyour choice."
In spite" ofj herself the tears started to
Annies eyes,- 'v '
t'l think you are too bad, papa; Mr. Til
ton and I are good friends, of course, but
he never said a word, to me that all the
world mightn't hear, and II don't know
what puts such a thought into your head.
You make me ashamed, and I'm sure I've
no cause to be so'r! ' ' ;
"Of. course not,1 dear," replied her father.
"Lee is a nice young man, whether you
take him or not," .and so saying he rose
from the table and took his departure.
"Shouldn't be surprised if I had nipped
that thing In tho bud already," thought be
as he walked down the street.
When he came home to dinner his wife
said;" "Joel, I'm sorry you said what you
did at breakfast. , The poor girl was (fret
fully put out. Bhe has oeen talking about
it all day and telling me every thing that
they rever said when they were together.
I think she likes him and he her, but she
doesn't know it yet."
"O, nonsense I" said Joel, and then men
tally, "I didn't begin a minute too soon.
I'll follow that up."
At dinner he began:
"Speaking of Lee Tilton "
"O, don't father 1" interrupted Annie.
"But wait, my dear, let me speak. I'm
not trying to influence you. Of course Lee
hasn't spoken yet, and wouldn't unless he
thought I was willing. But if he had the
leastnint now just wait till I'm through ;
if I let him know in a roundabout way that
I'm willing, he'dspeak soon enough. Why
shouldn't he be willing to marry the pretti
est girl and the richest girl in this village!
And let me tell you, Lee Tilton is a nice
vonne man. Nothing flighty about him.
Once married he would settle down as sober
and steady going as a man fifty years old.
And I could make a business man of him.
for he would do lust as I told him."
"Father, promise me that you will never
say a word to htm, or 1 will never willingly
see him asrain. I never want to see him
again, any way,' it seems to me," said An
nie, witn iace aname anu nasning eye. "i
don't know what makes you talk so, indeed
"That's the way to do it," was Joel's in
ward comment, many times repeated dur
ing the rest of the day.
But circumstances were not apparently
wholly in bis favor.' 'A' few days after this
some of the young people had a picnic in
the beautiful grove which crowns the
highest ot Redfleld's: seven hills, and "just
for fun" , the Journey .was made in hay
racks: Lee Tilton,' who had a rare holiday,
drove one of ' these primitive coaches in
which was a merry party ot young men
and maidens. including Annie Parks. In
descending the bill on the return home a
break in the harness gave Lee an oppor
tunity to show bis bravery and coolness.
romotlv accented. He stood bv
his postSka ( typical engineer, and he
hadtheaatW&ttipn of 'earing his passen-
iand of being crowned a
bine the' adventure to her
mother Annie did ample justice to Lee'
deserts, and spoke ot hinaa .the "preserver
oiinewnoie party; out sne naa time to
say before-her'f ather. Joel "thought that
this1 was hardly a good omen, but he
courageously returned to the charge. For
two or three days ha would talk ot nothing
else but Lee's heroic act: "Hi wonderful
Sresence ot mind, his sublime courage, the
eep and -lasting .gratitude -due htm on
these the' change were, rung--until even
Mrs. ParU grew tired of tha- theme, and
Annie waa' led to declare that "she didn't
believe there) had been any danger at all;
he wished the old cart had been allowed to
go to the bottom of the hill, any. way."
w W K W w
, Joel's plan would not bare been complete
najd it not included bringing an acceptable
suitor into the i field. A.'. Boston business
friend of his, a Mr. Morton, had a con Will
iam who had just been admitted to the bar,
and who, in Joel's opinion, would be a suit
able match for his daughter. He was
handsome and bright, and at least he would
do to beat Lee Tilton with. For Mr, Parks
had become much more interested in his
phn in the mere question ot bis daughter's
future. Bo on a visit to the city he had
called upon the Morton and suggested that
the young-man sbould begin bis legal career
InjtledfleldjPromising to give him some
business. The proposition was finally ac
cepted, and 'William Morton became an
object ot Interest In Redfleld.
In due course be made the acquaintance
of Miss Annie, and she liked hi society, .a
'indeed'every one did. ' Her father," who bad
concealed hi agency in establishing Morton
in Redfleld.' epoke ol him rather slightingly
in the family circle, and compared him
with Lee, much to the latter' advantage.
He was delighted one day to meet Annie
returning from a little horseback excursion
with the lawyer, but he put on a look of
concern, and at tha first, opportunity he
gave her a word of caution.
"Young Morton is no doubt well enough
in his way, my, dear," be said, "though he
is too careful in his appearance and too
fond oIl pleasure to suit' me. But it 1
perhaps as well to be a little guarded in
forming a familiar acquaintance with a
stranger. And I am afraid, my dear, that
Lee would not quite approve.
Joel almost hugged himself a he noted
tha effect nroduced. but be thought that he
held a still better card to "play. The next
day he found an opportunity to say to Lee
"Lee, are yon acquainted witn lawyer
Hortoul" ' "
"No, sir." was Lee's answer; that Is, but
"There is something that trouble me,"
continued Park. "I don't know much of
that young man, but to say the least he
isn't my kind. Now mv Annie is voung
and iaexperienoed, and I eee that she is
rather taken i by his dashing ways. Bhe
ha ridden with him some, and he calls
of ten wall.il know that she would never
care for him in a serious war. but still, be
tween yoa aad bm,.L, I don't think girl
can pe too careroi about forming lutlma
cle with etraaaw young men from tha cltr,
now, usw, ,wsaaa lavar. us ot.no use
for ma to speak to bar? I am too, old, aad
aha wouldn't, aadersUsd ma. Bnt youare
l.herown age,iaa4 an, old friend. Tow
aladolt. Just give her a little friendly
hint, yoa know.,r
bee waa a wlee a moat young men, b tt
certain kinds of wisdom coma only with
experience; and, although at first he stren
uously objected, he was at last over-persuaded,
and reluctantly promised to "say
just one word."
That evenin g he called upon Annie, meet
ing William Morton just coming from the
house, as he entered the gate. As he
sat in the pleasant sitting room, Lee hated
!tla errand and his promise. There were
other attractive subjects of conversation,
perhaps other things that he was moreanx
lous.to say to the beautiful girl: But at
length he began his task.
"Are you much acquainted with Mr.
A little; are you!"
"Well, no. To tell the truth I think that
perhaps we ought to be a little careful
about about getting acquainted too much
too easily I moan, with those that we
don't that we are not much acquainted
with," stammered Loe; "don't you I"
Annie's eyes looked a shade darker than
he had over seen them before.
"I admire your prudence more than I can
tell," she said; "after I have seen more ol
Mr. Morton, perhaps I shall be able to ad
vise you whother you can safely make his
acquaintance or not I"
he young gentleman's visit was not pro-
en, ana wn
day or two after Mr.
e had spoken a word
Parks askod him if he had spoken
tn Annie, he answnred
"Yes, I mado a fool of myself." i
And the old man was obliged to abruptly
turn his back upon his clerk.
Leo very soon took occasion to offer an
humble apology tor his unfortunate speech,
though of course be refrained from ex
plaining how he had been led to make it;
and on the whole Joel was a little disap
pointed at the inadequate result of this
particular piece of strategy. To be sure,
Annie and Morton seemed to meet on
pleasant terms, but so, for aught he could
see, did Annie and Leo Tilton.
In these days Joel frequently consulted
his novels nrnfessionallv. and he one even
ing happened to read in "Tho Hoosier
Schoolmaster" the passage in which the
trustee's unprepossessing wife horrifies the
vnnnir mnstarhv hoastinir of her wealth and
shrewdness, and broadly hinting that her
daughter was at his disposal. It occurred
to Joel that ho had so far been working
upon only one of tho principles In the case.
Here was a hint that must be used. Bo he
soon contrived an interview with Lee Til
ton and began to talk. He bragged of his
success in life, of the sharp bargains he had
driven, of the money he had made and
would still make Noticing with delight the
lll-ronrealed look of embarrassment and
disgust on Lee's face, he went on to speak
of his daughter:
"Wondorful girl, sharp as a razor. A like
me as two pens in a pod." Borne day she
would marry, he supposed. He didn't want
her to marry a rich man. Rather she would
marry a likely poor young man, one who
would feel some gratitude for the lift he
was getting. He would see that such a hus
band made a success ot it There would be
no trouble about that.
"I tell you," said he, finally, with a leer,
"whoever gets that girl with my consent,
Ifcame to pass that Joel found it neces
sary to make a business trip of a mouth or
so, anu ne leit mat ne count nui. ku wuuuui
striking ono more blow. He thought that
hehad undoubtedly made progress, but he
feared that there was still danger. One
evening Annie met him with a look of scorn
in her face and a hard ring in her voice that
told hlra what was coming. "Read that!"
she said, and she placed in his hand a note
dated and postmarked at Boston.
Jff AnnU Parts: I feel It my duty,
though a stranger to you, to warn you that
Mr. William Morton Is a voung man not to he
trusted. Ho Is noted In Boston as a heartless
male coquette. Sincerely yours,
A Wr.r.t, WlHltr.n."
"Well, said Joel, "anonymous letters
don't amount to any thing. I shouldn't
"But, papa, Lee Tilton, wrote that," said
Annie, bursting Into tears. "It Is written
on the paper that you use In your office.
Don't you see as you hold It up to the light
a faint impress of your business heading!
This is the second page of a sheet, butjtbe
other page surely had that heading. o
dear I how mean a thing it is!"
"He never wrote that in the world," said
Joel.. "I'll ask him if he did."
"No, father, say nothing. It's of no use.
But, father," she went on, stamping herf oot
in her energy, "never speak to me of Lee
Her father argued with her long enough,
as he thought, to fix her determination, and
the next day. with a light heart, he de
parted on his journey.
Mr. Parks returned home on the expected
day some six weeks later, which day was
the 54th anniversary of his birth. It was
evening when he wended his way home
from the station, and he noticed that his
house was brilliantly lighted.
"Ah, a birthday surprise, perhaps,"
At the door he was met by his wife in
rich array, who, after the expected greet
ings, hurried him to his room, where she
gave him this note from Annie :
"Dear Papa: We havo a fow friends, and
I have a birthday present for you. You
mustn't tease mother to tell. Will meet you
in tho parlor. Annie."
"And now, pa, do dress quick and come
down," said Mrs. Parks, at the same time
prudently withdrawing. Descending to the
parlors Joel found a small and select party,
including Mr. Dale, the clergyman. In
front of him stood Annie, with Lee Tilton
by her side.
A single giauce inaue explanation almost
unnecessary, although Joel roared out:
"What the what in the world does this
1 "Hush," whispered Mrs. Parks, "it means
just what you bare been wishing. He's
going to begin pow."
C During the first part of the ceremony
which folloWed, .Mr. Parks seemed a trifle
daxed, but toward the .last he did some
rapid thinking. When the binding words
bad been pronounced, Annie turned to her
father with a dazzling smile.
" -''Ablrthdsfy present, papa a son-in-law,"
she said. "Is ft an acceptable one!"
"Joel kissed nis daughter and shook
hand with his "present." "Too much
affected to speak," it was afterward re
ported. noon Annie iouna opportunity to wnisper
to ber father. "O, papa, you don't know
how we have planned for the last two
weeks to give you this surprise. I Kmw
how sad you were when you went an ay
because i leit so aoout iee, ana wueu
every thing came right, as it did, I
wanted so much to make it up to you. O,
that letter ot course ay ou were right. Lee
didn't write it. Mr. Morton is to marry a
Boston lady, and one day he confided the
fact to me. And it came out by accident
tbat he and Lee bad become good friends,
and that Lee knew ot his engagement at
the timo that letter came. And then I knew
that I had done Lee injustice; and I
can't tell now just bow it all came about
but aren't we happy, papal"
Dr. Mills was present and he offered his
congratulations to the host.
"By the by," be said, "this would almost
do for a scene in one of our novels, you
know. Only there doesn't seem to be any
chance for relenting and forgtvlness on the
Bart ot the stern parent. The pleasant lit
e affair, is quite in accordance with your
wishes, I believe."
Emphatically so," responded Joel, witn
iut after tha sruests had rone. Mr. Parka
pent an hour in the privacy of his own
room in deep reflection. There was surely
no one to blame in this matter he admitted
himself, and Annie had a good husband, no
doubt. On the whole ha need have no deep
regrets on that score. But he mourned for
the fate of bis scheme. He critically re
viewed his work, and be thought he 'saw
some point that were capable ot improve
ment A he mused he mechanically took up hi
newipaper and his eye almost u consciously
fell upon the advertisement. Yes, he
thought that he could do better if be were
to have the opportunity again. He almost
wished that he could make a second trial.
Wife," said he to Mrs. Parks, as that lady
entered the room, "What should you think
of the idea of adopting a healthy, female
cblld. Bottom Jteaord.
Dr. Holmes says that "On horse
back a man's system becomes clarified,
because his lirer goes up and down liko
the handle of a churn.'' The doctor
has eviilontly taken a deok-passago
upon a Texas broncho some timo dur
ing his existence, but is diffident about
telling tho whole truth. Liver) lights,
stomach, lungs,' heart, and even feet.
go up ana aowtr, ana, u n mans sys
tem Is not clarified, a portion of it la
generally scarified, and, when the op
eration is conoiuaeu ne invariably
Knowieuges mat ne is'weuoE."
tents res.) Argm,
THE TARIFF BILL.
The Ways and Means Committee Hare
Cmpleted the Bill and will Esport
It Till Week.
A Minority Beport Will Accompany the Dill
Tha Average Rate Assessed Last
year Ktceeded Forty-Seven
, per cent. Wool Tax.
rnovisioss op thr ntt.T.
Washbioto, April 13. The Ways and
Means Committee havo completed the tariff
bill and will report It to the Houso early
this week. Tho majority and minority re
ports to accompany the bill were made
public last night. The committee Is divided
politically for and against the bill to be
reported, the eight Democratic members en
dorsing the majority and the live Repub
lican members the minority. The majority
In their report say the tax on Imported goods
Is as low as five per cent on some and
higher than 20U per cent on others. Tho
average rate for the current fiscal year ex
ceeds forty-seven per cent, or 847 In tax on
$100 worth of Imported goods. This, they
say, Is the highest rate paid In nny year
since 1S08 and above the average rate of the
war perlod'from 1833 to 1808. The reduc
tion in the revenues proposed by the bill,
the committee think, will amount to S24,
000.000 for the year.'
This estimate is based on tho Importa
tions of last year to meet an estimated sur
plus of $30,000,000.' It is tho purose of
the bill, the majority say, to correct some of
the classifications, rid the customs laws of
the complications ot which the Secretary of
the Treasury complains, and so change
these laws for the better that they will bo
capable of 'being administered with Impar
tiality to all our merchants.
The duties intended to be removed by the
.bill are chiefly those which tax articles used
by our own manufacturers, which now sub
ject them to a hopeless competition at home
and abroaG with the manufacturing nations,
none of which tax such materials, that our
own manufacturers may successfully com
pete, both at home and abroad, with manu
facturing nations which do not tax such
materials, thus securing markets for the
products of hands now idle for want of work
to do. Some of the materials upon which
great Industries are built, such as wood, salt,
hemp and wool, are placed on the free list
Of the tax on wool, the majority say:
The price of wool has been downward for
many years; It declined when the tax was
highest and protection greatest, and the at
tempt to make wool growing prolific by the
use ot the taxing power has not been suc
cessful, while the tax has been the great
national hindrance to the woolen manu
facturing industry, as well as most grievous
burden upon all buyers of woo'en clothing.
In some of the schedules, where It Is pro
posed to reduce rates, especially woolen and
nax, nemp, jnte or linens, tne industries,
the majority say, are left with substantially
the same, if not greater, advantages than
under existing laws. These, they say, will
find coinpensatlan In the burdens of taxa
tion sought to be removed for reductions
far greater than any proposed by the bill.
Sugar, with the present low price. Is left at
the high but still revenue rate, equivalent to
sixty-six per centum."
In concluding that portion of the report
relating to tariff taxes, the majority say:
"With the still existing high, If not un
warrantable, scale of current ordinary ex
penditure, and the one-half ot the money
obligations of the late civil war yet to be
paid, a high rate ot taxation must be long
maintained, and In submitting the proposed
bill affecting tho cost of shelter ot part of
the food and all of tho clothing of the peo
ple, it has been the effort of your committee
to adopt such rates of taxation as will be
permanent and as will only need to be dis
turbed by unforseen national emergency
and at the same time to exempt necessary
articles from taxation and thereby promote
The bill to be reported will contain
numerous provisions relating to the admin
istration of the customs laws. On this sub
ject, the majority say, some of the embar
rassments suggested by Secretary Manning
are sought to be removed, and whatever Is
formulated In the bill for tills purpose has
received the approval of the secretary. The
majority, however, do not pretend to have
dealt exhaustively with the evils which have
excited the condemnation both ot the mer
cantile classes and of the officers whose duty
It is to euforco the law. So long, they say,
as the present complicated tariff shall exist
and duties are imposed upon more than four
thiusand articles largely subject to ad
yalorem rates these evils will continue. All
that Congress can do In the absence of a
general revision ot the tariff, with new and
simple classification, Is to provide for each
cause ot complaint as It arises. In the bill
to be reported the most prominent
grievances are dealt with. In addition to
the settlement ot such controverted ques
tions, an attempt has been made to relax the
provisions of the law which Interfere with
the freedom of exchange, more particularly
with reference to the warehousing ot goods
in bond and their withdrawal for consump
tion or re-exportation. A provision has also
been Inserted for the allowance of draw
backs to the full extent ot the' duty paid
upon any Imported materials which have
entered into the production of articles ex
ported. The object of this provision Is to
remove an impediment to the growth of our
The provisions of the bill relating to the
duties upon coverings and packages, which
has been the subject of Innumerable protests
and many thousands of suits, and which
was partially adjudicated in the case ot
Oberteuffer against Hobertson, has had the
careful consideration of the committee and
the favorable scrutiny of the officers of the
treasury, vid will simplify very much the
complications which caused general dissatis
faction among customs officers and mer
chants. Mr. McKInley will submit tha views of
the minority, signed by himself and his
four Republican associates on the commit
tee. Tho minority, dissenting from the re
port of the majority, say the bill to be re
ported from the committee differ widely
from the bill Introduced by Mr. Morrison
last February, It is, they say, a new crea
tion, and embodies little that was In the
original bllL The assertion of the majority
that the average rate ot duty upon Imported
goods exceeds forty-seven per cent, they
say only means that prices and values were
nnnecessarily'low, and furnishes no Justifica
tion for the bill. What the average ad va
lorem rate of duty will be under our tariff
laws, if amended as provided by the major
ity, Is left to conjecture, for the majority
report does not discuss even an estimate,
but whether it will be higher or lower than
tbe present will depend upon raluee. Noth
ing, the minority say, Is mora unsound and
fallacious than to assume that a reduction
of duties is demanded when average ad
ralorem ratea show a high percentage. In
times of business depression and low prices
the ad ralorems corresponding with the
specific duties show Increased percentage
over periods of high price because, as
everybody knows, or ought to know, a given
specific duty is a larger percentage of a low
value than It Is ot a high value.
Criticising the statement of the majority,
that the rate of duty on Imported goods sub
ject to the duty is as low aa fire on tome
and higher than 200 per cent on others, the
majority say: "Is It not a remarkable fact
after this statement that the bill of the com
mittee area not correct these glaring In
equalities, but leaves the articles dutiable at
800 per cwit, where It finds them, and of
these bearing the lower rate ot duty tome
are placed upon tha free list while others
are slightly reduced.
There hi no attempt la this bill to equalize
the dutlea upt-n Imported goods on any just
principle, or to make equitable reductions
throughout the tariff list Ot thirty-one or
more article dutiable, at from 100 to 158
lv ao.pe eeot not one U dealt with In thU bill.
i j I while otter articles upon which la Imposed
a duty from ten to twenty per cent aiteu
1 town or trtMtarrad W tha frat list
The minority, continuing their criticism
of the proposed bill, say the recommenda
tions of the Secretary of the Treasury fot
the substitution of specific or ad ralorem
rates Is wholly disregarded by the majority
and the system condemned by the secretary
as Inviting frauds upon the revenue and
Injurious to home producers and honest im
porters Is supposed to continue without ef
fort at a remedy. The free Hat Is peculiarly
an assault upon the agricultural Interests of
the country, seeking out from the four thou
sand articles in the tariff their leading prod
ucts to be driven nut by ruinous competition
from abroad. The wool growers of the
country were led to believe from the bill
brut beforo the committee, that no adverse
action would be taken touching their inter
ests, and so were not beforo the committee
In any official way, and those who were
heard spoke for the restoration of the duty
ot 1807, without dreaming that the tnade
quato protection they now enjoy was to be
swept away from them. This first effort,
therefore, in the direction of free trade is
aimed at the organized farmers ot the coun
try. They are to be the first vic
tims ot the British policy through
the agency of the American Con
gress, rutting fish on the free list Is an
unexpected blow at tho fishing, interest of
the country, coming at a time when It will
be most severely folt The bill proposed by
the majority proposes to enact the very out
rage, the fear of the possibility ot which so
aroused the Indignation of the whole New
England fishery interests without distinction
of politics. In no case Is the failure of tho
majority to grasp and deal with tho great
question of taxation ot Imports, either on
the principle for taxation only, or for reve
nue, with Incidental protection to our In
dustries, illustrated better than In placing
salt on the free list In doing this the ma
jority assault several thousand wageworkers
without justification or reason, In a general
criticism of the proposal bill tho minority
say they regard It as tho first step toward a
reversal of the revenue system founded by
the fathers and the substitution of the Brit
ish system of tariff for revenue only. Tho
large free list which It proposes, comprising
so many Important productions of
home make and growth warn them that the
evident ultimate purpose Is to make dutiable
only such articles as we cannot produce in
the United States and release from customs
duties such foreign products, whether of the
field, tho forest or the factory, as competo
with our domestic products. We see In this
tho beginning of a system of levying duties
upon foreign imports as pernicious as It Is
unpatriotic; borrowed from our foreign
rivals, whose interest In destroying Amer
ican tariffs has never been concealed; a sys
tem destructive ot our productive Industries
and the home market for agricultural prod
ucts and degrading American labor and
which, whon it has been tried in the govern
ment has eventuated in falling revenues, a
tarnished credit and a depleted treasury.
Tfhy a Gentleman or I.ady Hhould Answer
Every Letter Received.
Tho man who deliberately and In
tentionally neglects to acknowledge a
gentleman's letter is a blackguard.
Tho moro fact that tho letter bo of no
proiit to the receiver, and that to send
an answer will inure In no way to his
beneiit, is no excuso for neglecting to
pay this debt which every man owes to
society. Every man is born into tho
world under certain obligations to tho
community, anil it is on tho condition
of his honestly meeting these obliga
tions that he can lay claim to member
ship in that community with its at
tendant rights and privileges. Among
these duties is that of aiding in the
protection of your fellow from physi
cal or moral outrage. If this tlutv
were not fully recognized tho crowilci
streets of a city at broad noon would
be no more secure for tho traveler thnn
the most lonely Western road at mid
night. And a person's character would
be no moro secure from aspersion in a
public assembly than in tho most se
cluded chamber. Tho robber and tho
slanderer could "gang their ain gait"
without hitch or hindrance. There
are many other duties and debts to
which a human being falls heir tho
moment he breathes the breath of life,
which wo will not enumerate, but re
turn to this matter of answering letters.
There are, of course, many letters
which require no answer, such as those
editors and business men often receive,
sucli as merely contain sorao suggestion
or information. Thero are other letters
which deserve no answer. It is not to
theao wo refer, but to tho ordinary
respectful letters which gentlemen are
in tho habit of writing to each other.
Not to acknowledge one of these is an
unpardonablo solecism. Yes, it is
worso than a solecism, it is an imper
tinence. Naturally there may bo many
exeuses tor neglect ill health, great
press of business, domestic affliction,
Some pcoplo claim that they are so
overwhelmed witli correspondence that
they can not attend to it all. In such
cases tho person is generally of suffi
cient importanco to be able to afford a
Wo Americana are sadly derelict
both in this matter and in that of keep
ing appointments, and were we to
carry this Xational habit into Europe
we should soon find ourselves dropped
(to usn the mildest term) out of all de
cent society. But fortunately we aro
an observant and adaptive people, and
reauuy "eaten on ' to tne usages ol
those with whom wo come in contact,
and so savo our dignity and our status.
' Texas Silings.
THE TROUBLE AT LAREDO. '
The Itest Iteturns Miow that Serenteen
Persons Were Killed and Mine Wounded
Larkdo, Tex., April 13. General Rob
erts, commander of the State troops, re
turned to San Antonio by special train and
Captain Schmidt, with his company of State
Rangers, will remain here for some weeks
and give the sheriff sach aid as may be re
quired in arresting rioters. Major Arlee
said; "I do not anticipate further trouble.
The fight was a most unfortunate thing for
our city. I did all In my power to prevent
a collision of the parties. I approve of
Colonel Barnard's action In putting down
the rioters tnd Governor Ireland responded
promptly to my appeal for aid. I have ad
vised that no arrest be made for a few days,
at least, in order to give people time to cool
down and act with reason. I am a member
oMhe Bota party, but do not permit my
party zeal to sway my official action."
State Senator Hall assured the Times'
correspondent tbat the law la supreme, tho
guilty will be punished and the city of Lar
edo will place herself right before the pub
He. The fight was one that Is liable to oc
cur in any city during a hotly contested
campaign. Matters will stand as at present
for a tew days, ine newiy elected munici
pals will be installed Monday or Tuesday,
after which the law will be vindicated.
Tha moat reliable returns show the
Huraehe killed seven, wounded eight;
Botas, killed ten, wounded one. The
famous funeral of the Bota party was moat
certainly postponed on account of the corpse
Died from Heart Disease.
Daixas, .Tex, April 12. John F. Ferris,
general manager of the Union Mutual lite
insurance company, of Portland, Me., was
found dead In his bed Sunday morning at
the Hotel Bogel, from heart disease. Ha
arrived In this elty with his wife last Thurs
day and waa In good health when last Man
alive. His personal asset are estimated at
nearly $1,000,000. The remains wlH ba
tklMMd to ate he la New Tark Cltr.
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