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The Diamond Drill.
TKOS. CONLIN, Editor. CRYSTAL' 1'ALLS. i" MICHIGAN. 4 T llliss Permits' ; Parry Dress. By mar? X. Fetter. I A IXT it almost too lovely to f wear?" askcsl Miss Luella Per kins, with a blissful sigh. She stood looking at a delicate lavender bilk dress which she had Jnst taken from its many soft wrappings. "It's the most beautiful thing I ever hw," answered Hattie Gimp, sishing too, but longingly. Mill Luella caught the ton, and promptly turned to her niece. "Hattie Fdna Gimp," she said, slowly, "next month I'll be 55 years old. Not," he udded, with dignity, "that you need blab that all around town. I don't sec any call for a woman to tell her oge to everybody, 'less she's that poorly she looks older'n she is. Hut 55 is whit 1 am." She dropped into a rocking-chair, and punctuated her remarks with rapid, un ceasing swings. "In all those years, I ain't ever had a party dress. What do you think of that, Jlattie Edna liimpr Hattie's soft little face flushed up to her iale golden hair as she said: "1 haven't either. Aunt Luella." "You!" ond Miss Perkins sniffed contemptuously. "Why, you ain't but 11) years old. llow'd you expect to go at that age?" "Most girls," said Hattie, timidly, but surely, "I guess, do go before then." "Weill" exclaimed Miss Perkins, "why ain't you been?" Hattie looked at her reproachfully. "You know," she said, slowly. "When I was going to school, mother had all she could do to keep me there, let alone dressing me up for parties. And since she dud, why-" the girl choked, and went up to the elder wom an and put her arms about her "why, If it had not been for you, I guess 1 should have been in the poorhouse, in stead of having a lovely home here and a chance to study music." And she putted her aunt's shoulder affection ately. Miss Luelia'fs face softened, but she speke. brusquely: "Pooh! You more'n pay for your keep; you're so handy ami comfortable uround the house. 1 declare, 1 didn't know how lonesome 'twas before you came. Put, us for parties and party dresses, there's plenty chances for you yet. And I guess you won't be 55 be fore you fcet one. You've got a better start'n I had. ' 'Till I was r.5," she went on rumin ffingly, "every cent 1 got went to help support a drunkard father. There wasn't any extra left for party dresses, I tell you. Then, when he died, I had a hard timo scrubbing nlong, looking after the boys. And by that time, even if I'd had any money to buy party dresses with, 1 didn't have nuy party to go to. Put three years ago, when Uncle Kd left me this house in Poston.nnd I moved here and began to take boarders, I thought I'd go around lots. "Put," and she sighed a puzzled sigh, "though I've been to church regular, and joined the missionary society, somehow they don't seem to be very sociable folks. I ain't had a sing!: in vitation to a single dressy thing. Most I've been to is the picnic out to Piver idde in the summer, and a church fair this winter. Queer 'taint the way 1 (should think folks would do. 1 guess I'm glad you've gone to L)r. Poardmnn's. They seem easier to get acquainted with. "However," nnd her face brightened, "now that our minister's married, and is going to give a reception In his new house, I've got a chance to go to a real party. I suppose It's silly for a wom an of my nge, but I declare; I've just nched for a beautiful party dress, ever nince I was a little chit like you, and had to refuse one of the few invita tions I ever had." Her sallow face flushed, ns she looked somewhat apologetically at the laven der silk on the couch. "I'm glad you've got it," said Hattie, sympathetically, "and you'll look lovely in it, I'm sure." Put she glanced n little doubtfully ot the dress us she spoke. Miss Luella was not old, of course, but the new silk seemed aggressively youthful. As her aunt he'd the waist against her face, Hattie's clear eyes suddenly raw that the rosy lavender made the sallow face look a sickly green, and the delicate, fluffy trimmings only emphasized the wrinkles and gray hair. Put Miss Luella only saw that the rioft, shining stuff was her very dream of a paity dress, nnd it never occurred to her that it could be unbecoming. So, though Hattie was much troubled, she f.aid nothing to mjr her mint's pleas are. That evening Miss Perkins was sit ting in her little ruom off the parlor, vhcn Jennie Smith called to sec liattie. The two girls took music lessons of the game teacher, and next week they were to play at ft pupil's concert. "What do you think?" Miss Perkins heard Jennie say, ".r. Lamonti has de cided to give the concert next Tuesday evening, Instead of ia the afternoon, nnd it's tc be at Plank hall!" "Is it?" nsked Hattie. "Does that make any difference to us?" "Any difference!" exclaimed Jennie. "Well, it docs ti me. I haven't nn even ing dress that is fit to wear, and it Is about as short notice to get one up in its one could have." "Oh!" said Hattie, "have we all got tc wear evening dresses? I should ay," retaite! her friend. "that we hare. My dear, no one ever plays at an evening concert, and cipe dally in such a hall, unless one la dressed for It. Pesldes, we are to have n reception after the performance," "Well," said Hattie, mournfully, but with decision, "I haven't got any even log dress, and I shall Just wear my brown cashmere, no matter what the rest do." Here Miss Perkins was called away; but she had heard enough. Next Tues day, and this was Friday rdghtl There was absolutely no way to get a dress ready for Hattie, even If she could af ford such expense. "And I can't afford it," she said to herself. "Three of the boarders going to leave this week; the bill for her music lessons $15 more'n I expected; and such a lot for my lavender silk! I can't do It, anyhow. She'll just have to put up with her cashmere. Land! she's lucky to have that. I'd thought I was made, if I'd had such a pretty dress when I was her age." "In spite of herself, however, she felt much upset. She knew so well the natural discomfort a girl feels when she is inappropriately dressed. Had she not suffered real agony, many times in her young life, b;causc she could never dress like her companions? "Well, I can't help It," she said to her self, impatiently. "There ain't time to get a thing ready, even if I could man age with the money." Aud she began to put away her own tew dress. She had almost finished folding the soft draperies, when she stopped short, and dropped the dress upon the bed. "I can't do it," she said, nloud, trem ulously. "For 40 ycara I've actually hungered and thirsted for nn evening dress. And now I've got it,it is too much to ask of a long-suffering saint to give it up to somebody else. And I nin't n saint. Nor don't want to be l it her," she continued, pomewhat bet ligerentty; "I never did have any opin ion of people who made a business of being pious. It's bad enough to do things you have to, without skirmish Mfmmm M 1 mmmm "you'vn just doni: this rem mi:. Ing round, hunting up land knows what! Self-Sacrifice ia very well, but there is such a thing as sacrificing one's self till you make pigs of other people. I ain't going to bring liattie up to think she's got to have the best of every thing, no matter if I go without." Miss Peikins shook her head victori ously, nud went on folding the dress. Pretty soon, however, she stopped, and npain began her audible sclf-commun-Ings. "Poor child! Tis menu. She ought to be dressed somewhere near right. Mr. Lamonti said, if she phied the an dienee, he'd no doubt she would get some pupils. And people nre such born fools, they let dress count n good dcul. And I s'pose I could wear my black silk. 'Twon't really be out of place. Don't make any difference, I s'pose, if a woman of 55 ain't dressed up to kill." Here she sighed voluminously. It did make such a difference to her! "You're a vain old woman," she said, scornfully, to her disappointed face in the mirror. "I'd like to know who you think is going to look at you, nnyway ? You ain't to be put on n platform, for n crowd of people to stare nt nnd crit icise. Put Oh, dear!" ond in the midst of her words, poor Miss Luella broke down completely, nnd hnd what she afterwards called "a regular house cleaning cry. Swept nwny all the cob webs, nnd cleaned out the dusty corners better'n any patent-scrubbers I ever used." She said nothing to Hattie,-however, for, as she told her discreet confidant in thclookfng-glass: "She's got a chance here, too. If she takes hold of it In the right way, she's worth the silk dress. If she don't well, we'll see." So she watched her niece carefully, nnd with glowing triumph. Once in nvvhtle she thought she detected n cer tain w 1st fulness in the girl's face, but that's nil. Cheerful and Interested ns ever In nil nbout her. Hattie never even told tier aunt that she wished she could be better dressed for the concert. Once Miss Perkins questioned tier a bit. "If your concrrt is in the evening," she said, tentatively, "won't the girls dress op a good deal?" "Well," said Hattie, slowly, "I think they may." "1 wish, then, I could afford to get you u liptter gown, child." "You're a dear aunt to think of it," nnswered the girl, gratefully. "Put you know you can't, nnd, nnyway, I guess I'm not too protul to wear that nice brown cashmere." Miss Perkins' face glowed, nnd she started Impulsively to say something, but instead only chuckled softly. The reception nt her minister's was to be on Monday evening. When the time came for tier to dress, she refused nil Hattie's offers of assistance, nnd locked herself In her room nlonc. Three-quarters of nn hour later, a handsome wo nan In black, courtrsied graciously before Hattie, and said, soberly; 'ITow do you like your blackbird aunt?" "What in the worldl" exclaimed her niece. Then, before Miss Perkins could unswer, "Oh! but how pretty you look. Aunt Luella!" Miss Perkins smiled a little grimly. "Well, I concluded on old woman like me had better stick to her own colors. When it come to putting on that light dud, I couldn't make up my mind to it. Made rne feel as if I'd have to be intro duced to myself." "Myl" said Hattie, with an unsus picious hug, "you don't know how glad I am! You look ever so much better in this than in the lavender." Miss Perkins gave a grunt. To be sure she did not want Hattie to realize the sacrifice she was making. Yet she felt a little indignant at the girl's man ner. "Just ns If," she said to herself, "it was for my good instead of hers!" Something In the elder woman's ex pression made Hattie took at her keen- iy. "Aunt Luella," she said, klowly, "what are you gng to elo with the lav ender silk?" "Oh! that?" replied her aunt "well, ns I ain't going to wear It, you might's well have it. Twon't take much altering to fit you first-rate." "Aunt Luella! Aunt Luella!" ex claimed Hattie, with tears in her voice and eyes. "You've just done tills for me; you know you have. And I won't let you. When you've wanted a party dress for so long. I guess I can do without one for a little while. You shan't do it, you shan't." And she hugged tier aunt convulsively. Miss Luella's face beamed affection ately, but she spoke with asperity. "Hattie Edna Gimp, we ain't got tej where you ci.n say 'shall' or shan't' to your nunt. I'm going to wear this gown to-night, and you're go ing to wear the lavender silk to-morrow. And the less words we have about It, the better. When I was your age, I took what was given me and was thankful." With much dignity, which did not In the least impose upon tier grateful, tearful niece, Miss Perkins left for the reception. Arrived at the minister's house, she took off her wrnps slowly, and looked with much Interest nt the rather elaborately-dressed women about her. It was not so easy when she saw the many light, rich gowns, to feel quite so happy over her own black silk as sho had pretended. "That lavender," she said to herself, "would have been just the thing. I do feel countrified in this. Now. there'? Miss Fitzw illiams" ns she spied one of the few women she knew "that Is an elegant green, but it ain't a hit handsomer than my lavender. I'd like to have had her see It." Then with a sigh she called herself to order. "Luella Perkins, for a wom an of your age. you're a wailing in fant. And nt the minister's, too. I'm ashamed of you." Miss Fifzwilllams and Miss Prrkinn, went downstairs together, and were Introduced to the minister's wife. She w as a lovely, simply-dressed young girl, with n cordial handshake and n man ner that made Miss Luella think of the f i esh summer breezes that used to blow about her old country home. "She nin't n mite stuck-up," stir said to herself. "I guess the came from the country: she is ko pleasant." Miss Perkins was watching her from behind some tall palms us she decided this, and just then the bride turned to her husband. "Henry, who was that handsome woman dressed In black who came in awhile ago?" "Isn't that rather nn Inadequate de scription?" laughed her husband. "Oh! you must know whom I mean. She was with that absurdly-dressed Mlsjj Fitzwilliams. Why will n woman of her nge put on clothes only fit for a young girl?" "Sh," whispered tier husband, with some amusement. "Yes, T know now. It was Miss Perkins. I'm glad you liked her. Somehow she nlwnys reminds mo of my mother. I don't believe she has many friends in the city, nnd I'm sure she'd like to know you. She has a very rare nature, or I nm much mistaken." "I'm going to sec tier to-morrow," said his wife, with enthusiasm. "She lias a beautiful face, and It Is such a jelief to see n woman who hasn't let the e-ity spoil her. Sometimes, Henry, I wish we had a little church in n quiet country village." Miss Luella suddenly realized that she was listening to n conversation not intended for her ears. With a deep blush, she moved away, her heart in a tumult. "And It netually was for my own good," she said to herself. "I guess I won't talk about self-sacrifice any more. 1 reckon we get our pay for anything half-way decent we.make ourselvcs-do." When she got home, late as it was, she took off tier black dress nnd care fully arrayed herself In the lavender. Then she looked nt herself in the mir ror, long and critically. "It Is queer," she said to Hattie, "but It's the first time I ever enw how this looks em me. I've enly seen the dress before. You are more'n welcome to it. I guess I won't try again to dress mut ton lamb fashion." Housewife. An Apt Ativrr. Mr. Asplnwnll, a clever nnd reckless barrister, famous In the Go's In Victoria for tils fun and audacity, was address ing nn election meeting In Pallarat, the golden city." The lively ndvocatc had come to that time in his career when much whisky nnd soda had wrought palpable havoc with his complexion. Ills speech ended, and rjuestions were Invited. "Asplnwnll!" bellowed a stal wart digger, "tell us what makes your face so red." "Mushing at your con founded Impudence, sir!" wns the quick reply. It carried the meeting. San Francisco Argonaut. In every school lu Parts there Is a restaurant where free menls are served to the children who are too poor to pay. AS TO SUGAR AND WOOL Anticipatory Importations Pro duced an Hxc3B8ivo Supply. rebronrr Imports Will Have flenched .Normal Figures anil Cm tomi lUirnuri Will Increase la CorreapondlnB Hatlo. The following brief but significant statement appeurs In the New York Journal of Commerce of Decembers: "Tho sugar trust was a purchaser of raw sugar In the local market yesterday for tho Mrst time since July last, buying l tons muscovado, fc!) degrees, at Z cents, and 5.2jO bogs of rnolaaseii sugar, t3 dt-grees, at 3U cents. On July X the trust bought CO.OuO tons." Themeaningof this is plain. It means that at last the sugar refineries are reaching the last of their vast accumu lations of raw sugar brought In free of duty under the Wilson tarilT in antici pation of tlhe duties levied under the Pinchv tariff. Sugar is again coming Into this country in large quantities, nnd by the end of the present fiscal year, while the actual anunint of sugar Imported under the Dingley law will be less than the amount lmjorted in the corresponding part of the last fiscal year under the Wilson law, the revenues will be greatrr. On the other hand, the next calendar year will show an In creased Importation and a revenue at least double that under the Wilson law. The monthly statement of the bureau nt statistics at Washington, just issued, shows that the total imports of dutiable sugar for the month of October amount ed to lS2.t'.tS,'jjl pounds, valued at $V G13.G13. This Is an increase of nearly 73,O0O,CO0 pounds over the amount of sugar Imported in September. The statement shows that the backbone of the dullest season in the history of sugar importations lias been broken; that the enormous reserve stork of sugar that was ruM'.icd Into this coun try last spring and in the early summer In anticipation of the increased duties under the Dingley law is at last becom ing exhausted. It was the sm:illne:s of the sugar imports since the Dingley law went into effect last duly th.it the opponents of the law have used as a basis for their outcries. .aying that the great Increase of the duty would keep out sugar, and thereby the law would fail in its purpose. Absurd as thi argu ment wns, it found believers, and ;Hiey have been making the mo-t of it ever since. When it became an assured f iet that a new tariff law would be passed aud that the duties on sugars, r;.v and relined. would be materially Increased, import ers started in to buy up all t!!ie fcreign sugar in sight and get it into the coun try before the law went into effect. As n result of this, when the new law went Into effect in the last of duly 1"iere was a surplus stcck on hand amounting in round numbers to soo.oco tons. fRie to tal importation of sugar in a year amounts to about 1, :;.'!(), o,j; tons, so that when the new schedule took effect there was six months or more supply on hand. The heaviest importations of sugar nre in the early summer months, and on August 1 there is alwavs a very large stoek of FUgar on hand, averaging about 4;i).rH) ton, so that doable the usual stock was in this country when the Dingley bill became a law, Huar Imports dropped from an abnormally high mark at once to t'je lowest point know n. I'onvequent Iy the revenue fell ( it in a proportionate degree, thus giving food to the anti-tariff how lers. It is estimated that fully one-half of the enormous surplus has been used up. f.r.d the rest of the stoek of sugar i be ing consumed at t he rate of about 21,01)0 tons a week. As the normal nirplus stock' for the United States is about -.)!).-Ooo tons, it is calculated that by Febru ary 1 Importations will have readied their normal average. 'Next year is ex pected to make a great showing in sugar imports. An authority In the customs service Rays: "I erdi.mate the revenues from sugar for the calendar .year of ISPS at about' JiS.OOO.OCO. The increase of duty is not going to make the least bit of di (Terence In the amount imported. The United States produce only nbout one-seventh of the amount they need. The rest 'must come from abroad. With an nverage duty of ?I.M per hundred weight against cents and w ith coun tervailing ilntics against bounty-supported sugars, tilie difference In the price to the people will not amount to more than one-half a cent a pound. The country is constantly grow ing. and with It the consumption of sugar imiM grow. The countervailing duties will be rjuite considerable, too. The greater part of our beet sugar comes from (Jer inany, and the countervailing duties on that nre 3 cents a hundred pound on re fined nnd 27 e-ents on raw. Under the old law it was ten cents on both. With the exhaustion of the present stoek of sugar importations will soon reach their normal value. Tllie coming cal endar year will show fully what the Dingley bill enn do." Importations of raw wool nre also rapidly recovering from the stagnation which followed the new tariff legisla tion, ami already 7,121.2:11 pounds hav been Imported nt Huston, New York and Philadelphia during October. The total Importations at Povton were 2.n:)..2.7.) pounds, of which lf, ,C,?,2 pounds were third-claa wool. The New York im portations during October were FS0 pounds, of which li.M0.210 pounds were thlrd-c!a. The Philadelphia Importations were 1.1 10.1 12 pounds, all third-class. The total of 126.96.36.199 pounds Is more than twice the totals during August and September, after the new tariff took effect. It is les than the Importation during the more ' nctive months tf previous years, hut ! more than any of the months from .Tune to October in IW.. October is usually : one of the large Importing month, and In 1c0." shown! wool Imports of ir.,r,2. 4M pound, of which a large proportion was clothing weed. October of ?r. however, shrived Importations of only 8,ro2,r,2S poundi ari-1 2ovcmbcr oaly y..'J!jbr.42 pounds. The big movement In anticipation of the new tariff then set in, carrying the' March' Imports' to 51. C7G.832! pounds and the April Imports to 03.5WJ33 pounds. The April move ment represented the maximum, since the majority of orders had been placed In anticipation of the possible enact ment of the law by April 30. NOT GOOD CITIZENS. Knenilr of Protection Amlnoi to See a Deficit Tile t p. No goo.l citizen would care io see a deficit pile up In the revenues out of a mere par tisan desire to sptte tho administration or Mr. Dingley and Ms bill. The proof of the Dlnxley puddlns will be In the eating. Uos ton ejlobv. Then Is must surely follow that free traders are rot, as a rule, good ciUzen. Certain It is that the e.nemie of protec tion, with scarcely any exceptions, are Intensely anxious that there shall be a deficit under the. Dingley law. They want to see a big deficit pile up, and the bigger the deficit the more they will be pleased. Put If, on the ottier hand, the law should work out ample revenues In nc cordanctN with the careful calculations of Its framers, these free-trade harpies will be bitterly disappointed. In such an event their last and only weapon agaltust protection will be sadly hacked nnd blunted. For If protection, besides bringing nbout a return of pros perity to the buslntfsaml the industries of the country, shall also provide reve nue sufticicnt for the needs of the gov ernment upon the basis of reasonable and prudent economy, what then will become of the free-trade arguments and theories? No; it will not do at all to have the Dingley tariff turn out to be a better revenue producer than the Wilson free trade aboration proved to be. Free traders are extremely scarce who can look toward such a result with any degree, of complacency. They hope for the worst, not the best. Therefore, the Postou (Ilobe is ex tremely uncomplimentary when it says: "No good citizen would care to see a deficit pile up." It has long been suspected that, in the strictest sene. free traders, were not good citizen. That suspicion now becomes certainty in view of the Globe." Incriminating uvowal. FOOLISH COMPARISONS. Hovt I'rer Trndrm Mnkr Out u llntl Minivhm for ph TurltT. Comparisons of the revenue-producing powers of tlhe tarilT law of ISO I and J'.)7 for the first four months of their operation are the favorite stock-in-trade of free trade sophists. They take the 'best ami the worst periods, respect ively, of the t w o laws as t heir basis, a nd nre delighted at the bad showing for protection. No one shuM lie misled by such mi open-faced manipulation of statistics. The first four months of the Wilson l iw of ls'ii found the country relative ly dest it ute of imported goods, for w ith 11.. e result of the election of 1S02. when the policy of low tariff and no tarilT was inaugurated, came a depletion of stocks to the lowest possible point !n preparation for the lower duties and lower values certain to come. With the Dingley law of 1S07 the case was diametrically opposite. Its first four months found the country heavily overstocked w ith good imported under the lower duties nwd no duties of the Wilson law. The excess of revenue from this source in the final faur m.inths of that law amounted to $ls nno.prm. Therefore noticing could be more pal pably unfair and deceptive than a com parison of revenue results in the first four months of the two laws. Yet it is this sort of stuff that the free traders mainly rely upon to prove their contention that as a revenue producer the Dingley law is a failure. Intellects which are swayed by that kind of argu ment must be either immature, feeble or in some manner defective. ol Mnklnu Much Iro(crcna. Protectionists maintain that the pro tective policy, by Insuring American capitalists against foreign competition, has led them to embark their capital, and has enabled them to buiid up large enterprises. In which thousands of wage-earners find employment. It is for the free traders to show wherein this contention is unsound. When they h::ve done this nnd they have never found It easy to do they will be called upon to convince the American public that If protection had not been the pol icy ef this country our capitalists would have been equally enterprising nnd equally successful, er else that some other equally valuable results would have been e)btaincd. And though the free trailers nre numerous, nnd though someeif them nre able, they do not make much progress in their clTorts to con vince the American public of these things. Milwaukee Sent in el. 'lilt ii at I - Interdependent. So long as America produces what Purope needs Uurope will buy It, pro vided she cannot get an equivalent value for less money. We have resources suf ficiently lar;;e and a soil and climate sufficiently varied to adapt ourselves to the world's needs, nnd if unduly crowd ed by competition in one dirrction shall find an outlet In another. There used to be some Americans who fancied that we could get along without "abroad." That was absurd: but not more absurd than the idea that "abroad" can get along without America. Poston Journal. I'lnlrna of Amcrlrnn Mtlpplnu. The protection of American shipping mt:t not be put In jeopardy by any weakening of the policy by which it Is to be protected and revived, however Im portant the diploma tie advantage that would follow such a weakening. Pro tection to American shipp'pg is not ad vocated to place a diploma tic w f apon in the hands of this government nor 1o wring concessions from other govern ments, but because protection is neces sary to the upbuilding of our merehnc marine. Seaboard. CURRENCY REFORM, Tb llopelca Taek of the Monetary; Commission. The convention called for the purpose) of urging the adoption of the monetary commission's currency reform plan, which met at Indianapolis a few days ago is made up of estimable men who have undertaken an Impracticable task that of persuading the people and congress that they should accept nn unsafe, retrograde plan of "currency reform" which If adoptenl would carry the country back to wildcat days and teach the present generation what the evils of an insecure paper currency are. The rnanagersof thlsconventton.who are the authors of the monetary con ference scheme, have undertaken to convince the American people that it Is best to have all the legal tender paper which the general government has coined nnd Issued funded Into Interest bearing bonds to the amount of $430, Ouo.OOO, thus adding over $13,0C0,OC0 to the yearly Interest bill. Nor is this all. The people are to be persuaded If possible that the gov ernment should Invite the banks to sup ply paper money to the amount of a billion or more dollars. These notes, which the baulks nre to Issue after the government "has gone out of the bank ing business," are not tole secured by Pnitcd States bonds, as at present, but nre to be a first lien on the nssets of the banks. The promoters of the monetary com mission plan will have their hands full endeavoring to convince the people that these notes, secured by assets which are mainly the property of depositors, will be any safer than the state bank notes which used to circulate before the war. The mass of the people will believe, in spite of all the delegates to the Indian npolis convention can say, that bank note issues under the monetary com misii:i plan would be dangerous to noteholders nnd depositors, and that when a financial storm came most of the banks would go Into the hands of receivers. The people are to be persuaded If possible that the legal tender notes which are redeemable in gold on de mand shall be funded and replaced by bank notes which are not to be redeem able In gold on demand. They are to be made redeemable lu "lawful money," which includes silver ns well ns gold. That silver which would be used nl wns by the banks for redemption pur poses is to be made redeemable in gold by the treasury. So the promoters of the monetary commission plan must make the people believe, first, that tho legal tender notes must be funded into Interest-bearing bonds In order "to get the government out of the banking hr.si ncs," and, second, that It should "go into the banking business" so as to n deem Soo.ooo.cO') sliver dollars In gold fn demand, in order that the banks may not have to redeem their notes in gold. The enthusiastic gentlcmnu nvhn have nssmtded at Indianapolis will find before they are much older thai they have "bitten off more than they can chew." It may be that after they h;.ve butted their heads for a few months against the stone wall of popu lar disapproval of their fcheme they will fee how hopcle.'s nre their effort to deform the currency system. Chi eairo Tribune. PRESS OPINIONS. C'Jf Senator Foraker and (lov. Push noil fee any more that they ilo-n't want politically, all they have got to do is to ask for it. Pittsburgh Press. C-'Those bribery investigators seem to have assumed at (he start that Mark Ilrnina Is a fool. There arc plenty of people who have cause to know better. Cleveland Leader. tTThe noisy chatter about "the Ding ley bill failing to raise revenue" grow s fainter ami fainter. Listen for the re vival of the old democratic howl: "Tho danger of an enormous surplus." Chi cago Inter Ocean. C Democratic papers that are point ing to the New Fngland cotton mills strike ns n tariff result fait to mention tiie fact that the savings bank deposits In Poston Increased $7,000,000 last year. St. Iouis (ilobe-Democrat. C-Pemoeratic. free traders who claimed that the enactment of the Ding ley law would ruin our market abroad are not saying anything nbout the offl il.il figures showing the exports of IS'JT to have been the largest In the history of the cotnntry. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. tJTlryan Is In no pucker and can take his ease. lie gets $500 per night for lecturing nnd half the gate receipts be side. In Wichita (Kan.) he pocketed $2,400 for one lecture. In n poor little eounty sent in Missouri he took away 5S75 in good 100-cnnt dollars. It pays to advertise. Chicago Inter Ocean. KTThe deeper the Investigation com mittce goes into the alleged charges of bribery against Senator Itanna and his managers the more apparent It becomes that there. Is nothing to them that they are. In fact, simply the result of the devilish ingenuity of. the plotters who tried to wreck the. republican ptrty at Colurnims. Clevclamd Leader. tFirst nnd foremost, the gold stand ard must be established Inviolably, and next, we must have n paper currency such ns w ill meet the just requirements1 of the business community nnd at tho time time be secure. Cold, the touch stonethe measure the test value tval n paper currency based upon gold and everywhere ns good as gold Chi cago Times-Herald. CVThe tarilT net of 197 is nlrendy be ginning to show the good results pre dicted for It by the advocates of the measure before its passage, fiinee tho beginning of the present year there has been such a marked Increase in the re ceipts from customs as to give assur ance uf n surplus from this time for ward In place of the deficit w hich com pelled rn fncrrnse of the r.ntlonal debt nnder the operation of the Wihon bill. It Is now estimated that the receipts for the present month will exceed tbo of January, ISO 7, by something iVl RJ,vX),r03. Chicago Tribune.