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OJibY DEMOCRATIC DAILY NEWSPAPER Hill STATS. EVERY BAY EXCEPT SUNDAY. Journal Printing Companj, I. PUBLISHERS. FOURTH AND SHIPLEY STREETS, xtumoroa. dsuawaha Entered At the Wilmington poet Office a» Second oiaae matter,^_ SUBSCRIPTION RATES,! (In advance.) I » One year. Six month«. Three months One ra mth i V ,75 ADVKRTÎ81NU RATES. Carde furnished on application. lit CBM XI EH IT. I *«». CoüciHUN, Burke and O'Sullivan should have been hung but It Is a great victory to convict them all. TUESDAY No matter what may be the merits of between Great controversy the Britain and Portugal over the territory of East Africa there Is no question that Major P nto Is waging a treacherous war on the peaceful natives. Tine pictures of the notorious criminals condemned to lifetime imprisonment are printed to day. Their faces are not pro possessing but there Is nothing in them to give warning of the wondrous cruelty, blackness aud treachery of their hearts. We have a long and dreadfully dull essay on practical economy but we shall not print it till after the holidays. It will have an admirable effect when the money 1s all gone. Everybody will agree t hen that economy Is a grand and beauti ful theory. Chicago beef men put $60,000 where it would do the most good among the Penn sylvania Legislators. The same thing was done in the Missouri Legislature and probably something similar occurred at Dover, when the beef bill was killed. Still it was right to kilt the bill though the Legislators should not have taken money to do right, Du. Rylance, an Episcopal clergyman, in New York occupied bis pulpit and preached to a congregation of people who must have been thinklug more of the charges of immorality peudiug in court against him than about what he was say ing The doctor is marvelously innocent or marvelously cheeky. So far as a sense of clerical propriety is concerned, it does not matter which. Mu. Washington Hastings keeps a curious stock of crochets and misinfor mation stored away In his imagination. Mr. Bent of the Pennsylvania Steel Com pany said ''give me free ore and I will sell steel rails in England." Mr. Hasting» replied that Mr. Bent could not have been guilty of such treason to protectionism and that he was mistaken anyhow. Mr, Bent replied, confirming his previous statement, and uow Mr. Hastings bobs up with the perfectly loaue ques tion as to what Mr. Bent would do If Congress were "to give him free steel rails?" Think of the condition Mr. Hastings's mind must be In to Imagine that Mr. Bent would be iu a deplorable condition if he could pay $4 per ton freight and still undersell the mills of England with American rails! Mr Bent being enabled to sell steel rails In tbe United States with the profit he wishes and per tou additional for freight, would not need much pro tection. Now, Mr. Hastings, as we said before, is too amiable a little gentle man to commit himself to such absurdi ties. He can furnish backbone but not protectionist letters to the Morning News. He should let the editors of the News retain their private and compreheu sive proprietorship on absurdities. . STATE. LAW AND SOCIETY. Thk verdict of the Cronin jury ha* ueen brought in. It meet* more uni versai approval than any important vor diet since the verdict against the anarch ists. In these days of mawkish sentiment, superficial education and culture It it very difficult to procure capital punish ment, even for the most heinous crime In the catalogue. Many people, for reason* best known to themselves, often, for no sufficient reason whatever, become so deeply Interested in the criminal that they lose sight of the crime, its effects, and of the demands of society and of the law that the criminal shall be prevented from further crime and punished for that which he lux already done. As a matter of fact, the criminal Is an -outlaw, aud after tbe crime shall have been established, he has no rights what ever. He has forfeited citizenship. But there Is a sentiment prevailing, affecting juries because it affects the community, which demands that ©very criminal shell be spared. There will be many petitions, many delegations to the Governor, and various efforts of other kinds to save these men, Coughlin, Burke, O'Sullivan and Kunze from the conse quence of their crime. Yet there was never a fouler, a more inexcusable, a more cold-blooded murder ever commit ted than that of Dr. Cronin. The Cltn-na Gael condemned him to be ''removed and appointed men to decoy and murder him In order that he could not expose them. It is a pity that the law cannot extend its clutches to include those who attended the trial and ordered the murder. But it is well to have secured so much and the benefit of it is that it is a notice to the Clan na Gael that the law and so ciety are supreme in this country and that an edict of removal from a gang of political outlaws is murder and that the murderers must be punished. In that view the verdict of the Cronin jury is a victory for the State, the law and for society. WHO ADVOCATES PROTECTION? The Ways aud Means Committee have fixed dates on which they will give heal ings to the various industries which are engaged in tbe business of robbing the people by the various subterfuges of the tariff. These infant industries representing snilUcuS v>( dollars will appear by high I nriced attorneys to demand and to threaten, to wheedle and cajole, to do celve and betray the members of the committee into making the^duties higher on the respective commodities for what? For the benefit of the American work ingmen? Does anybody believe that these mil lionaires are so solicitous for the wealth cf the American woikingman? The man who professes to believe that, is himself unworthy of belief. If that plea, then, is preposterous and absurd the only plea remaining U that the in dustries themselves owe their existence to the tariff. Many cf these Industries are "pro tected" to the extent of one hundred, some even three hundred per cent. The average protection of all industries Is al most fifty per cent. It costa- the people about $80 ),000.000 annually, of which, only one-third is required by the Govern ment. The question is, can this enormous tax and burden on the whole people be justi fied, even If It does support a small class of tbe people? The next question Is, does it really support the Industries? Are not these beneficiaries lying and deceiving the people and procuring ben efils which they have no right or warrant to, even on their own showing? It is a fact that the industries from which the tariff has been removed have quickened and profited thereby. They are quinine, leather and silk. President Hent of the Pennsylvania Steel Company says, that his company would profit by a reduction of tariff. Governor Antes says, that tho iron in dustry of Now England would profit by a reductlou. Tue woolen manufacturers say the same thing. Men like Mr. Wash ington Hastings, without examining the subject, commit themselves to various absurdities in denying these propositions. Mr. Hastings, for instance, seems to think that goods which can be exported and sold at a profit still need protec tion. Probably even Mr. Hastings will appear before the committee to ven tilate such a proposition as he has made to Mr. Bent. Of course Mr. Hasting- 'a motives can ot be impeached. Ho Is In every way a worthy, honorable, and mis taken advocate of a fallacy which has assumed tbe conditions of a popular bat costly and dangerous fad. But there are many men advocating protection who are not so honest as Mr. Hastings, We are after those fellows. TO LEGALIZE BRIBERY. It would be well to inquire what the Republican machine is asking for now. As a matter of fact they have secured the registration of an enormous and un reasonable number of negroes. This lias been done, as has been pointed out from time to time by the public journals, in such a manner as to show that bold and aggravated frauds were committted. The number of names, 8,000, on tbe list is au indubitable evidence of fiaud. The daily journals have '.published also frequent accounts of the manner In which the tax receipts were procured to fit these names. A committee on bribery has been sit ting in the Aekew Building to which dis reputable and vena! negroes and worse white men were invited for the purpose of obtaining money to pay for receipts. Leaving the question of this open and notorious bribery without comment, the evidences obtained from those who came to pay their taxes have been sufficient to condemn and convict any party of whole sale bribery. Boys have been sent to represent vo ters, men have been sent who did not know the names under which they were to procure a receipt, felons fresh from jail have been sent, men have come who were so conscience struck that they fled at the least suspicion of detection, the negroes have come in blooks-of-five, with the exact change in their hands aud under the leadership ot white men who are no torious for the practice of every art and scheme of chicanery known to the ward bummer aud vote procurer—men who for years have done nothing but disreputable political work. Such is the situation. The Republican managers have filled the assessment lists with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of bogus names, they have procured all the receipts that they think they can safely procure by bribing men to take money to the office and in proper person secure a receipt What next? is their question. Why affidavits of imaginary and bogus ne groes? If they can obtain receipts they will find negroes to fit them. That is the meaning of this mandamus business, It has been proven, time and time again, that any man may pay his taxes. There is no question about this, but that is not what the Republican mauagers want, Their demand, in plain terms, is that they may have au opportunity, under the color of law, to bribe and control not only the entire legitimate negro vote, but enough receipts to control the election, The various subterfuges under which these shameless outrages have been com mitted and under which the more re spectable men of the Republican party seek to justify them are too patent to need special exposure. The preten8e that they wish to fill the county treasury is false. The pretense tha t an honest man who wishes to vote cannot obtain a tax receipt is also false, ls disproved everv day. The plea that iazy negroes cannot afford to lose the time to pay their taxes aud can afford to lose tbe time to vote is frivolous The Republican managers are attempt lng to legalize aud to palliate bribery That ls all there Is in this whole agita t j otl Meath of a Famous Treasure Bunter. Dr. Seth Pancoast, a well-known physician of Philadelphia, died suddenly this morning of heart disease He was recently at the head of tho enterprise to recover the treasure, said to amount to »10, O'.0,000. supposed to have been sunk with the British sloop of war De liriak, which went down in Delaware bay, off Lewes, In 1708 Dr. Pancoast Invested several thousand dollars in this enter prise. but recovered hi* investment by sales of stock in a company he had formed. Several effort* were made to locste the wreck at a Urge expenditure ui money, hut »about sicO;-o ELKTON'8 NEW BANK. Strangling for the Post OfHoe—Case« Be fore the Cecil County Court. Special Correspondence Evb.iho Joübwal. Ei.kton, Md„ Dei. 17.—Sheriff J. Albert Boyd, of Cecil county, has selected Harvey Mackey, son of ex Sheriff Mackey, deputy sheriff. Mr. Mackey held the same position under his father. The Second National Bank of Elktou has commenced business. It occupies a handsome brick building on North street, which was constructed for the purpose. The banking-room is believed to be the finest on the Peninsula. William M Kingerly of the Pbllsdelphia Becord, ex Goveruor Kobort E. Pattison of Pennsyl vania, and other prominent Philadel phians inspected the building yesterday. The officers are : President, William T. Warburton: vice president, William M Slngerly ; cashier, Colonel Isaac D. Davis, until recently clerk of the county com missioners; teller, C. H. Johnson, form erly deputy sheriff. Ex-Postmaster General Cres well called at the Post Office Department in Wash ington yesterday and introduced gal ion of gentlemen from Elktou. They left a number of papers indorsing Joseph Wells for postmaster at this place. The term of Henry H. Gilpin, the present in cumbent, will expire January 13. The two candidates for tho office are Joseph Wells and William T. Smith. Tbe latter lias the support of Colonel Lang, the de foated candidate for Congress. In the Cecil County Circuit Court yes terday Charles Haste, alias Charles Haislor, was tried ou the charge of steal ing a horse from S Delaplaine McCul lough of North East, In October, 1888. The case of Henry Anderson against the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company was taken up. Ander son, who is a retail liquor dealer of Chester, Pa , sues for $20,000 damages for injuries sustained by being struck by defendant's cars at tbe Chester station. It is alleged that the cars stopped before reaching tho station, and that the con ductor called "Chester." Mr. Anderson got off, and was struck by another train ami badly injured. The trial will prob ably occupy several days. Tlie grand jury, which had not met since Wednesday on account of the ill ness of the foreman, R. Emory McClena ban. lias been, owing to the continued illness of Mr. McClenahan, discharged from further attendance. Buttivo in diet monts were found. Burglars entered the ticket office of the agent for tho Philadelphia, Wilmington mid Baltimore Railroad Company. North East, early Friday morning last. The moueyedrawer was broken open, but was already empty. There is said to bo no duo to tho burglars. Detective Jones of Wilmington is investigating the matter. as a dde Tho best and cheapest, place in the city to buy pictures is at Teller's, 419 Ship ley street. __ NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH. Fun With Mur./.led New Castle Dugs. Suece««rul Kazitar. Special Correspondence Evkniso Journal. Nkw Castle, Deo 17.—William Mat tix, a young man employed at the Dela ware Iron Works as an oiler, while at work yesterday moruing. had his clothes caught in some shafting aud literally torn from his body. Although whirled around the shaft several times, he mirac ulously escaped injury. Since tho order compelling the owners ot dogs to muzzle their pots has been in effect, there is not a muzzleless hound to he found in the municipality. The small boy is having immense fun with the dogs in the matter of tin pans, etc., be cause he knows that the dog cannot bite him. J. Herbert Dnngan has resigned his position in John' Thompson's grocery store, and will shortly enter Harlan and Hollingsworth's shops to master the in tricacies of mechanical engineering. The Young Men's Christian Endeavor Society of tht Presbyterian church, held a meeting in the lecture room of that church last evening The windows of our stores look almost like a Christmas workshop, they are trimmed so prettily. The heart of many a child is made glad by even gazing on tho numerous articles displayed in the windows. There was a missionary meeting held at the residence of Mrs. Boyd last even lng. The American Line steamship Lord Gough is now several days overdne. As she sailed from Liverpool on December 4, she should have been here on Saturday, as tho regular time from Liverpool to Philadelphia is ten days. It is supposed that sue was detained at Queenstown, as on her trip across either way she touches at that part. The roof of the Presbyterian manse is undergoing extensive repairs. The dancing school in the K. of P. Hail is becoming well patronized. The bazaar aud supper which was held at the State Road Sunday school, ander the auspices of the Young Ladies' Guild, has been quite a success. All the deli cacies of the season were in abundance, and every thing nice was obtainable. An elegant assortment of gentlemen's gold and plated watch chains at Millard F. Davis's, 9 East Second street. Another Mysterious DUappearanoe. Special Corre»i)Oudence Etem.no Journal. SMYRNA, Dec. 17.—Carl W. Willlam sen, clothier of this town has disap peared. He was in business here for several years aud a number of creditors regret the hasty departure. He shipped his household goods to Baltimore some days atro. His family followed, and finally Wllliamsen left. Strikers in Trouble. Charles Lawson aud William O'Connell, charged with threatening bodily harm, and James Bradley, charged with carry ing concealed deadly before Justice Smith weapons, will be to-night on war rants sworn out by James Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh is oue of tbe new workmen at the W* leabie In n Company's Works, and tbe defendants are locked out. Weather. Bsynard's thermometer, 7 a. m., 46; 9 a m.. 44; 11 a. m.. 46; 1 p. m. 48. Keui«mb«r Hart's, purchasing go to Hart's, 408 King street for Holiday Goods. Etchings and Engravings ready framed at Yorger's. 419 Shipley slieet. In WELL-KNOWN PERSONS Governor Foraker contemplates a trip to Europe. George Augustus Pala will shortly pub lish his reminiscences. John O. \Yhittier will be 83 years old next Tuesday. The Comte de Paris will spend tbe mainder of his days in England. Marshal McMahon, the veteran French soldier and ex-Presldent, is at work on his memoirs. Princess Christian, the most popular of Qneen Victoria's daughters, Is threatened with the loss of her eyesight. King Wilhelm of Holland and the baby Alfonso XIQ, of Bpain are respectively tbe oUest and youngest of European lUte Id. re What Wo Ara AU Talking; About. Chief Jus*V a Oomeorya sugrested in court this morning that the Pau Ameri can delegates be shown the County Court House, when they visit this city next Saturday. He thought it would be emi nently fit and proper, The building is the handsomest structure in the city, Ifcan lay claim to considerable architectu ral excellence, and its surroundings set it off to a peculiar advantage. It would be well for the committee on en tertainment to bear this suggestion in mind when making up the program, A small reception might be held in the court room, at which members of the bar and others could meet tho delegates. Chief Justice Comegys and his associates would receive the delegates with all due courtesy. Anderson & Son have a strong case ; what will the city say in defence? General Wilson Is the first man whose It is a voice filled Institute Hall, wretched place to speak in, and the gen eral said the sound of his own voice came 'round his ears. The Christmas holidays are filling the youthful mind with expectant thoughts of approaching happiness. Erastus Wiman and General James H. Wilson were "received" at the Young Men's Republican Club house on last Friday night. Mr. Wiman told a number of stories alnut the natural resources ot Canada. He said the trees were so thick that birds could not fly through them, and General Wilson added : "I suppose they were so high that It took two men and a boy to see the top of one. salmon are very thick," said Mr. Wiman, "the passengers on the cars can see them working thoir way up the streams. " Tho usual mob of City Court spectators congregated at 9 o'clock this moruing. and after waiting half an hour found that court sat at 8 o'clock. "The The Market street jewelers and mer chants are putting a Christmas touch on their windows and the eye is pleased with the effect. Mr and Mrs. McGiuty aud their heirs are exhibited in one wiudow. Tbe wet weather to-day is bearable when it gives hope that next week will be clear and crisp. Councilman Isaac Dillin was down the state last week. Rumor says that Isaac has a sheriffalty bee in his bonnet. Rumor also has asserted that Henry A. Hickman, the Levy Courtmau, will ruu for sheriff. Wilmington Clearing House. The exchanges of the Wilmington banka it the Clearing bouse to-day were- Clear ■n«rs. $143.767.83: balance«, »26 00» 31 WANAMAKEU'S. Philadelphia. Tuesday, Dec. 17. 188». Store open this evening , and every evening till Christinas Eve. The Christmas tide rises here daily. Years ago it was our habit to ask you to come in the morning, and we also told you that goods bought ten days before Christmas were not ex changeable. Now we do neither. Crowds at times, of course, but the increased room accommodates them. The privilege of ex change is not suspended. An additional room for checking wraps and parcels has been prepared in the Basement at Juniper and Mar ket streets corner. Down one easy broad stairway. White All-silk Mufflers, 30X 31 inches, that we sold last season at $1.50, are now 75 cents. New lot open to day. That's all. Enough to clear them. The New York price is $1.50. 188 styles Women's Linen Handkerchiefs, new, fresh and beautiful, are added to our stock to-day—prices 25 cents to $1.50. These additions to the greatest stock of Hand kerchiefs in the country are extraordinary. We are break ing our own past—to us the only real competition. Seven styles Table Linen Sets; cloth 68x86 inches, and i dozen ^square napkins, at $3.75 the set; another lot, finer, at $5 the set. French Embroidered Towels at $1.75. $2, $2.25, and $2.75. Beautiful for decoration. Low prices secured by a great importation. Towels and Table Sets— Housekeepers' Christmas. North of Transept. Boxed Dress Robes $1.75 to $7. The stuffs would cost you more by the yard. And then the matching is perfect with out a worry on your part. Handiest shape for a gift. A variety of medium priced goods have been tied up in Dress Pattern lengths. Like this: Half-wool Reps, 10 and 12 yards, $1.25 and $1.50, Printed Cottons in patterns of 10 to 13 yards at 10c a yard. Yard goods at 25, 37^, and 50c in choice weaves and handsome patterns are legion. All around tbe centre. John »Vakamakek, ISO w'S i . China Depot Decorated Chamber Sets, Tea and Dinner Sets, Lamps and Silver Plated Ware Are our Special strong points. Come here for whatever price or grade of goods you wish— we have it—except silverware; this we have only the best, but shorn of large profits. Pottery Ornaments, Orna mental and Table Glass, for eign and domestic; Gift Cups and Saucers, an extraordinary assortment; Toy Sets, Dolls, Wicker ware, Mirrors and everything in our line that is desirable. I. LEWIS ROW No. 413 KING STREET. CHILDREN'S BOOKS. CHILDREN'S BLOCKS, CHILDREN'S GAMES, WITH A NICE LINE OF STATIONERY. DAILY AND SUNDAY PAPERS All the popular Magazines and Ladies' Fashion Papers. Careful Carriers aud Prompt De livery. DAN. P. G00KIN, 219 West Eighth St TELEPHONE *10. JOHN L. MALONE, DIAMOND STATE MARBLE AND GRANITE WORM DELAWARE AVE. AND MADISON Ifi Wilmington, Del. Monuments of all designs, head-stones, fool • at mes. and the different qualities of granit* ITALIAN, GEORGIA. VERMONT. and all other kinds of marble. Marble an* slate Mantles. Orders from out. of the cltya ) tended to promptly. I respectfully solicit, share of your patronage. RLOME JOHN L. MEDICAL. ELY'S CREAM BALM CATARRH ■jtLY S'lll cam Clean s es the Nasal Passages. ■« Allays Pain and By'f5-v c 0/.o Inflammation,! "HAYFEVER Heals the Sores, Restores the Senses of Taste and Smell. CO IN <s> 1 — ■a.-ar Try the Cure. HAY-FEVER 1 A particle Is applied into each nostril and' i agreeable. Price 5» cents at Druggists; bj mall, registered, «0 cents. ELY BROTHERS 5 Warren street. New York. «gpa ANS Y P8LLS1 0 WUXRD." WU«#k Hpociflo t 1 «., l'Kllau. P»* D R. MONTGOMERY, au N. wu 6t., Phlla. Reliable Medicines for Ooaghs, Colds Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis, Consumption WaIU* 1 In S duv» * dwipF ftv«,loir «■>« BUSINESS CAICOS. DAR LOW & WIER, Eighth Street Market. On and after November 15. we will have ALL KINDS OF GAME At the LOWEST MARKET PRICES. y'HOMAH MCHUGH, WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER Ne. 13 Market Street Delaware. Wllminstoa, J A MBS A. KELLY, WJHJl MMvUUAN'l. ****** a**n* for Bo • "•..-r i n » c-. .e- Mil - t.T. Tl< WE HAVE JUST OPENED A TREMENDOUS LINE OF HOLIDAY GOODS, Consisting of ANCY BASKETS, (i peat variety,) FANCY WORK STANDS, UMBRELLA STANDS, DECORATED COAL HODS, Fine Sets of Carvers, rubber, bone and ivory handled Knives and Forks, Children's Sets, Plated Ware, etc., together with a full line of HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, all of which we shall offer you at a price that will enable you to make your Christmas Offerings without depriving you of your Christ mas dinner. We also sell STOVES, which are as good as the BEST in quality and CHEAP as the CHEAPEST in price. Come in and see us. Oleaver à learn MTg Oo. 221 MARKET STREET. A Merry Christmas ! Is what we wish everybody, and we work for what we wish. I We have a large stock of goods suitable for Presents, such as M y Plush Rockers, Rattan Rockers, Carpet Rockers, Hall Racks, Hat Racks, Pictures, Clocks. Easels, Mirrors, Secretaries, Fancy Tables, Marble Tap Tables, Plush Top Tables, K m Rugs. Y V Bouquet Tables, Wall Pockets, Hanging Lamps, What-Nots, Children's Carpet Rockers, Children's Cane Rockers, — Children's Wood and Perforated Hockers, Children's Bedsteads, Children's Tables, Children's Settees, Children's High Chairs, Children's Desks, and many other articles that would make nice presents. Also a full line of Furniture, Stoves, Carpets Blankets, Bedding Comforts, etc. Weekly and Monthly Payments, or 5 per cent, off for cash, C3f"0pen in evenings till 9 o'clock. THOMAS CRINSELL, S. E. COR. SECOND AND ORANGE STS. BURNS & MONAGHAN, 419 Market Street, Have now in stock the largest and best selected stock ot goods the, have ever offered to the public. We have Men's Shoes at $1.35, $1.50, $1.75, $3 00, $3,50, $3.00, $3,50, $4 00, $4.50, $5.00, $6,00 and $6.50. The $6.50 Shoes are our own manufacture. We have fifteen different kinds of Mens' Slippers from $1.00 to $3.00. We have thirty-seven different kinds of Ladies' Shoes, prices ranging from $1.25 to $6.00. All fine goods are kept in five different widths, with Square Opera and French Toe, Short and Long Vamps. Misses' aud Children's Shoes in all styles. Rubbers in every style, from a Child's Spring to a Man's Hip Boot. None but the best quality of rubbers sold. Prices the lowest, for the quality. Prices marked on every pair in plain figures. Ladies' and Gent's custom work promptly made. • ) BURNS * MONAGHAN, No. 419 Market Street. DO YOU WANT CARPETS If so, inspect my stock and you will find I am selling cheaper than any other house in town. Do not be deceived but come and see for yourself. I CHAS, J, H. BECKETT, Furniture and Carpet Dealer, No. 309 Shipley Street. --<73 , - '/j Corner Fifth and Market StrooU. WlimlnrtoQ. Ua>* FINE GOLD SPECTACLES ONLY $ 3 . 00 , ~IEL A. 0. S. WILLIAMSON'S. Lltlii'v. i<)j 5 A. COAL, COAL, COAL! Only the best quality, Hard and Free Burning. Careful!» prepared and screened. No clinkers. Also KINDLING WOOD* PINE, OAK, HICKORY, GEO. W. McKUE OFFICE AND YARD, South Side Market St. Bridge. Lumber, Lime, Sand, C« ment, etc. TELEPHONE 187. PU KNNIBS AMU 8MSLXANGCH CAM HK HAD AT THE COUNTING BOOM OF in «: v<*t* «« Am.