The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, May 12, 1893 Page: 2 of 8
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VI orODOftlFEflOUS - SWIMMER.
Tfc itfmkrat and th WIIm or noyi to
ptrafHlm for nil Skin.
Jiipferc8tingL.rqslplit the inusk- I
rat Is plentixni aiifainng tne Atlantic
eoaut in aplt'e of ttfrTfacttnat his skin
has a commercial value everywhere-
and his fiesn is marketed in some re-
gions south o'f Mason -and Dixon's
line. His enemies in Delaware and
Maryland call "him thc'mns'rat with-
out" sonn'dinff the "k' and he is -variously
called else'.rhere musquash.
muskbearer and ondsjtra. Muskrats
are shot trapped and speared by thou-
sands' all over the peninsula of Dela-
ware and Maryland and sold in the
street market of "Wilmington as "marsh
rabbits." The colored people arc
the chief consumers of the muskrat in
cities but in the cpuntry the flesh is
eaten y nil sorts of people. It is
weet tender and according to local
belief entirely clean and wholesome.
Students af the muskrat nflirm that he
carefully washes all his food in a run-
ning stream if possible and that his
habits generally arc cleanly.
Nearly all country stores in Delaware
and Maryland deal in muskrat skins
Rnd in. some cases the larger storekeep-
ers send many thousands of them to
Europe every j-car. The approved
method of drying the skin is to turn its
fur si'de'in over a pointed shingle and
the dried skins look like counterless
slippers. Many a country boy depends
upon muskrat skins for pocket money
though the storekeepers prefer bar-
tering for them to paying in rash. The
muskrat trade was so valuable in times
past that the marshes upon which they
have their burrows were rented for the
privilege of muskrat shooting. The
sport is best at night when the rats are
out in search of food. When there i.
an extraordinary flool tide in Dela-
ware bay and its tributaries however
thousands of rats are driven from their
burrows whether it. is by day or by
night and the slaughter is immense.
Now and then one -sees a black object
with a Minke-like appendage- moving
rapid by beneath the ire of a frozen
pond and the knowing boy recognizee
the. creature as a muskrat. A sudden
sharp and well-directed blow upon
the ice over the muskrat's head
may stun him and if followed
closely he may bo traced to his bur-
row or to the open water bv which he
reaches the land. The muskrat can
not lone remain under water and it :s
generally believed that he does not per-
mit the whole surface of any pond to
freeze over when he has his home on
Themuskr.it is an excellent swimmer
find only a very expert r a vci Inelcy
hportsmnii is able to kill him in the
water. His hind feet arc so placed that
he is able to feather the oars in swim-
ming and this materially quickens his
pace. When ashore and suddenly
alarmed he recklessly Hops into the
wnter making a great noise and ap-
pearing beneath the surfaee to come up
fifteen or twenty yards away or
perhaps to enter his cell by way
of a door opening under the war.
This device he employs not because
he prefers that method of egress
Hnd ingress but merely by way of
precaution. The hallway of his dwell-
ing crooks upward and the nest is a
cor.y place quite beyond the rcah of
any ordinary Hood. Doubtless musk-
rats that have been driven out by an
unusually high water extend their hur-
iow.n further above the leel of the
stream" if they live to set up housekeep-
The negroes of Maryland prize th
odoriferous glands f-tiiud in both sexes
of the muskrat. and use them as a sub-
stitute for the musk of coiiimeree.
K very negro cabin near the water has
from one to a dozen muskrat skins
up to dry in the sun. ami somewhere
about the house is likely t be secreted
the musk gland. N. Y. Sun.
THE JONES DICTIONARY.
Mnrls him! .Jtli: IiKlutfC ! I.I t Mr
'Meptha'' asked Mrs. .Jones. 'ar we
going to the World's fair?"
"Maria." said Mr. .Tones with a smile
that was spoony and idiotic "the
World's fair is here and now."
''What do j'ou mean?" inquired Mrs.
Tones shortly for she had an idea that
Jones was poking fun at her.
0h it's a joke. You see I'm getting
to be a humorist" cackled Jones.
"Yes an ill-humorist" snapped his
wife: "why don't you answer me about
the World's fair?""
"I'm not contradicting you. I think
the world's fair myself. Now Maria
try something harder. I .really don't
care n picayune about the World's fair
or any other fair except your own
Maria's lips curled and she stopped
sewing and it looked stormy for .Teptha
but another idea had entered the good
woman's head and crowded out all
others. After thinking a spell she
".Teptha what is a picayune?"
"A picayune?" echoed .Tones startled
"why it's a--a--why. Maria any child
can tell you what a picayune is."
VYcs. I suppose so; but I'm asking
you now .Teptha."
"Well a picayune is a piece of mon-
ey." "Hut how much is that and why are
people always saying they don't care a
picatine the way you did just now. I
like to know something about what I
do know so that I'm sure I know it."
"Exactly. It's a very good plan but
now if I should tell you what a pica-
yune is and give you its history 3'011'd
forget it by to-morrov night. Hut if
you look it up in the dictionary you'll
never forget it see?"
"Well there's one thing." retorted
Mrs. Jones."I may not get to the World's
fair but you'll never hear me using
words I don't know the sense of not
The next morning at breakfast Mrs.
Jones informed Jeptha that she didn't
care a six-and-a-quarter cents whether
she went to the World's fair or not
and he said she was right he'd walk
Spanish if he cared a picayune either.
"He had been at the dictionary too.
Detroit Free Press.
A Slight Chance
Painter (to a gentleman whose por-
trait he has just completed) Well sir
!how does jour portrait please you? t
1 Gentleman (after gazing at the pic-
ture for some minutes) Say you'd
oblige' me very much if you'd just
change this portrait into a landscape
Copyrighted last by S. S. Morton and pub-
lished by special arrangement.
CHAPTER rv. Cosnjfusn.
. Even in the midst of hisannoyance
North found tune to make" a mental
note of .-the jiew' fact that "Wymer's
words had elicited. t
"So I am the opposing candidate for
city attorney" he said to himself ac-
cepting1 with a half -satirical surprise
the honor that was thus thrust upon
him. "Actually dabbling in local poli-
tics; I never supposed that I could de-
scend to that!"
Mr. Wymer's brief enthusiasm pass-
ing off he relapsed again into a state of
harmless and peaceful imbecility; ond j
North thought that his moment of es-
cape had come.
Hut in this he was cruelly disappoint-
ed. No sooner had he turned away
than Wymer started up again exclaim-
ing with all the enthusiasm of a new
"I shay. North hold on; jush lemme
speak t' you!'
"Speak to me then and have dope
with it!" cried North desperately.
"North you're drunk!' asserted Mr.
Wymer with startling emphasis as he
steadied himself against the lamp-post
anil blinked sternly at North. "You're
drunk sir drunk. D'ye lu-ir? You'll
never do for city "torney: oh. no! Take
m home Iniys" he added waving his
hand unsteadily toward several gentle-
men who had cimgrega ted 0:1 the cor-
ner. "He feels sick now North does.
Told 'im er truth. Don't like to have er
truth told Mm. Take him home I
shay. His own mother wouldn't know
him now: he's drunk!"
I'pon this appeal one of the gentle-
men stepped forward quickly and t'jok
North's arm with the words:
"I think you'd better let me take you
home. North. Mr. Wymer will feel bet-
ter satisGed if yon do. Tome on old
fellow" h added drawing North aside
and speaking confidentially "it's the
shortest way to got rid of Wymer. He's
just in a condition to be troublesome.
If you can escape from him in this way.
you'd better do it."
North assented and started slowly
down the street with his arm linked in j
that of his friendly companion; but he
was not destined yet to escape. W mer
gazed after them f-r a moment in a
slightly bewildered v. ay then suddenly
started to follow them at ;: creditable
pace; creditable only in point of spe d
for he described all sorts of variations
from the straight line of direction in
his hurried course v. hile hi voice was
still heard above every other sound in
""Sawful shad!" he exclaimed very
nearly upsetting himself in his vehe-
ment efforts to extract n silk handker-
chief from his pocket with the obvious
intention of assuaging imaginary tears
of grief. "Young- man er North's lal-
en's throwin' shelf awav like thish!
Tur'ble warnin' young men. Drink
did it. D'ye hear? Steady there now
steady! Hooray! Here we go!"
Mr. Wymer's mood became slightly
hilarious at this point and eat'-hin
his hat in lus hand he swung- it glee-
fully around his head while he con-
tinued to cheer uproariously.
This was beyond endurance. Halt-
ing sharply. North had just turned to
signal a policeman half u square dis-
tant who with that disinclination to
active duty that seemed to penade the
whole local force had been witnessing1
this scene without any thmurht ap-
nareiuly beyond his own idle amuse-
ment when two young men. passi:ir op
the opposite side of the street. ".iurh'
sight of Wymer. divined the state of
.)r-.-c ;.:. lmvrvin.f nn lo im.-.
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They t-k forcible p ssession of Mr.
Wymer notwithstanding his manful re-
sistenee. and by their unitel powers of
command and persua-ion sm-.-eeded in
leading liim away.
North ami hi new frieii'l watched
the interesting frio ufttii they turned a
corner and disappeared then they con-
tinued their own walk down the stre'et.
"Mr. Wymer's friend's were evidently
disconcerted on finding that he was
making such a spectacle of himself."
remarked North as he recalled the
glances of chagrin that the young men
""Why yes: they see that he i . ruin-
ing his chances for election. Kvcry
one in X knows that Jack Wymer is
SWUNG IT GLKKFULI.y AJiOlXP His lli:.l).
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if HiY'rt 'Ml
now how long :: go was that.' e were
a dissipated fellow but this is the first . jnst out of college. Noll and I. and were
time for weeks that he has been seen on ' reading law with Judge Carroll and
the streets 'elevated' in the daytime. ' that was six years ago. Six years!
They have kept a close watch over him What a genius Noll had for spending
during the canvass; must have relaxed money! Now I always had enough with
their vigilance a little to-day. Oh. ' niy regular allowance and managed to
they're a hard lot that whole 'Labor n:iVo the ends meet very creditably.
Party' as they call themselves a hard though l.nele. Dick va'-n't exactly
lot!" added North's companion shaking princely in his generosity in this re-
his head dubiously. "Of course old sp.t; whereas Noll without one single
Wymer's money is the backbone of the
concern; everyone knows that ne got
up this movement just w xoi-st i".-
promising son into office. Couldn t run ; be u perfect mystery to me how he con-
on any regular ticket you see. Work- trivctl to spend so much money; it ;
ingraan's friends indeed! Why. the seemed to melt away like ice as
party leaders are nothing in the world soon as it got into his hands and
but & set of worthless demagogues ' that made I'ncle Dick wrathy
without a thimbleful of brains among .- that finally he cut off Nolls
them; audas to all their fine talk about allowance altogether and swore he '
being the poor man's friends and would disinherit the young spendthrift
looking out for the interests of and actually did forbid him the hous?:
labor versus capital it's just so much aud poor Noll too proud and angry to
trash and twaddle! -I can't see that the bid oven me good-by. drifted off to
movement is 'making any headway at Europe to live by his wits. Dear old f el-
ill: can vou?"' low! He had a better canital to depend .
"Well it is difficult to judge" re- on than most of the fellows have who ' The Yulcanthe British ironclad is
turned North with the wise non-com- are obliged to resort to that invisible provided with a rudder weighing twen-
mittal air eminently becoming his ig- ' means of support. And now ho has ' ty-two tons or something like six tons
norance on the subject. "These things j drifted back to the United States and heavier than iha rudder used on tho
pftWL tuna oui in a very unexpected ! is livinc here in X fully established Great Eastern.
! way. you know.. Jn fact. It may fee said :
preeminently otjpoiitics -tqniins al-
ways the unexpected that happens.
"Wis never cart tclli until the decisive day
Ooraes with what skill oureppr-ncnts j!
have been massing their forces.
"As to that" returned the other with
a laugn uyracrs party nnven 1 iiny
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forces to mass. Oh of course they
make some show; but with the ljcttei1
elements of the other! parties consoi
idated In this Independent ticket and
jdrawnppjn a.sortpf inTinclycphnlanJc
against them they ought to kuew fhat
this municipal fight will prove their
Waterloo. Ktill old Wymer's money 1
has done a irood many queer thintrs. If
nil reports tire true' and It may possibly
get Jack into pmcc.'
A sudden turn right here brought
them in sight of the Clement house '
greatly to North's satisfaction. Part-
ing from his friendly companion nt tlfe j
steps of the hotel North went up to
his room Vvhciice. 'n. few moments lateiS
he was summoned to the dining-room
bv the harsh music of the jfong.
-Hath tlirre been such a time IV. fain
Thnt I have positively said: "'TJs 30."
V.'hcn it proved othTwis4?
Hume Seal up your lips r.ml ci-r w word l;:t
This business ppkth silent scrrr;v:
Kin? Henry VI.
immediately after dinner North re
turned to his room with the intention
I of writing to his New York colleagues
i notifying them of his arrival in X
and giving them the benefit of his op.n-
ion as to the probability of his discover-
ing Dennis O'Heilly himelf to say noth
ing of his supposed clews.
Seated at the writing table deliberat-
ing gravely before commencing the .t-
I ter he drew his ejgar ease from 1p
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sniration in a fragrant Havana and
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with it came the envelope that he had
received from Mrs. Maynard's hand.
The Mght of it struck disagreeably upon
him. l.y this time his better judgment
having secured a tardy hearinir. wn
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j severely condemning the reckless spirit
that had led him to call on Mrs. May-
Tin- Hook pi:oppi:i 1 i:-m in- u vxns.
nard. ami he had the good gniee to be
heartily ashamed of himself for that
evploit. How he should make amends
for it wasa quf-tion dzfiieult enough un-
der :-iy circumstances but complicated
to thr extreme of awkwardness by his
pnsc-sionof that letter a letter which
?.1r. Mnrnard had evidently designed
for the-'perusal of a trusted and conti-
dential friend not of a total stranger
Willi a growiug sense of his own .111-
barrr.ssing position Nrth laid the en-
vebpe as far as possible from him on the
lesk: and. ashedidso.his glance fell idly
upui one of the hooks that were ranged
bener.th the pigeon holes. In his first
hurried examination of the room he had
r'anepd through several of the 1mhi;s
with mt linding anything iha would
idepfify the owner: but he had over-
looked this rohunc which
as his eye
to wear a
now rested uivn it. seemed
strangely familiar look.
lie drew itlrom its place and looked a
the :itle; it was a copy of Don Quixote
in the original. With growing excite-
ment he turned to the lly leaf. There.
a'iMive . date that carried him back in
memory several years to his college
days at Harvard he saw written by his
own hand the words. "Ollin. from
Allan." while underneath in the dog-
gerel in which undergraduates delight
were s-niwled a few slauzas. tin
authorship of which a remorseless mem-
ory immediately fastened upon him.
The 1xk1: dropped from his hands in
his agilat-i at this discovery. In tones
of incredulous amazement Ip-exclaimed:
t "At last the mystery is solved: l.y
; Jove! So my first suspicion was cor-
rect after all. Ollin. not Allan: the
similarity in sound deceived me: it was
Ollin North that he said" his thoughts
suddenly reverting to the gentleman
with the eye-glasses. "Actually Noll
my own twin-brother! No wonder they
can't tell us apart! Well. I am aston-
ished! I should as so. ui have expected
to run ngniii'-t the man in the moon or
any other person of doubtful existence
as to find Noll here. hy didn't he let
me know where he was? I hope he
doesn't lay any if I'ncle Dick's sins at
my door! What if the old gentleman
was always holding me up :im a mvdcl
for Noll to imitate ever since we were
in kiiickerho.-kers and calling me his
favorite nephew and all that rubbish:
' why bless his heart. Noll knew well
' enough how I felt toward him. and I
! don't believe there was ever the faintest
shade of jealousy or even so much as a
passing cloud between us up to the very
day we parted so suddenly. Let me see.
rice or even an actual extravagance
that you coulti lay your linger on was
mways ami lorever in ueui. iLusetiio
Ift his profession Slid actually running
fob a municipal oGi?e. H really wrsn't
is. r for liihl to throw foe over in this
hfenccreraonious way. iHy Jove! I'll
tell him what I think of this unbroto-.
crly. conduct when I sec 1dm again.
And ! can tell him something fclse that
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nmimi-rvsv mm nunc as mucn per-
naps inai mere
day in the Kst six Vcars
Uncle Dick wouldn't have given
his tight hand to make up his
tptarrdl with Noll ftnd fecejvc hini back'
Into full favor again if rtnlvNotl would
make the first advances. How I should
like to see the dear old fellow again
This Cervantes brings him npso vividly;
to think that he should 'Mill keep it
about him! It must be for the sake of
old associations. That is so like Noll!"
While these thoughts were passing
through his mind North had taken up
the book again and he war. now slowly
turning the pages pausing occasionally
to read soinc tnarked passage or mar-
gmal note. scrawled in pen-dl.
As he did so a folded paper fluttered
I from between the leaves and fell to the
; floor. North picked up -the paper and
unfolded it. It was n telegram ad-
dressed to Ollin North llefore h" was
conscious of what he was !:iij Allan
North had read thce wordi;
"Will prove n ie a forn ry. VO.-s 1 rcpoa-
j clhle for this V.'r look ta yonrtrV nd Mr.-.
Maynard for rxplanition-s Search tor Mr.).
Dunkirk's nirre uill lc proerutcd. Al.-o an
investigation of this forgery. Lct u henr from
' yo at one. IIorKiSs ft Sitr.riiriin."
! It would be impossible .to give any
i adequate description of North'? state of
mind as he read this message while its
tartH .nilleanee slowly penetrated
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; inrninrn i ill- iiil iiiix.i-it-i'. unii i lxi.il il
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creaieii. ny cgres u eicaranii (u'uiuit
idea shaped itself in his mind.
'Well!" he exclaimed aloud "if this
l.sp't the most remarkable coincidence
I ever heard of! And it plunges me
deeper than ever into cinoarrassmcnts.
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Mrs. .Mavnnm sureiv nun is tne name:
whv did it not occur to me at once?
Mr1. Maynnrd. represented in court by
Hopkins and Shepherd of New York. Is
the claimant in the Dunkirk will e.-i-.
In which tny partners Hunter iu:d
Ketehuin. appear as e.eciit-n-. and so-
licitors of the estate. I. win have pre-
viously had no connect iop with the case
come hern to N - - as th" representa-
tive of Hunter and Ketehum. toinve.ti-
gate n ele.v which they h-ipe may lead
to the divovery -f Annie Dupont. the
sole heir at law: and behold. I ni mis-
taken by the claimant for her own
lawyer! Could sm h a combination of
circumstances occur more than "n -e in
ti hundred years.'"
finer more he took up the telegram
and read it. Inhislir-t hasty prus:tl
he had ovrlooketl ope jmint which n
-e-oiul and more careful readimr H"W
bronirht out with stnrtlinc proiMinencp.
We look to yourself ami Mi?.
Maynard'" he rea I the sentetic" r.b'iiil
In a pu.r.letl way ' 'for evp'anations.'
What dies this mean? i'ai it 1. p -j.ibie
that they r-ip-pe -t :d
heaven! It all 'a-he? njK.p nv iiv. !
Why was I & blind as pot; to .. it U-
foic?'' Dashing the td(Mrraiu r'own 011 the
ile-.k. he rose to his feet with hs ftiee
grown suddenly white and commenced
to pace rapidly to and fp.
Mrs. Maynard. the claimant. Ollhi
North her confidential legal advisi r.
What hail been l;is own previous suspi-
cion con erning tlve two'.'t'nly tuiweil
1 lid he remember it no-.-J: and he saw it
plainly ret'lc-ted in thnt message of
Hopkins .t Shepherd. In a swift rip-M
of thought A'.ian North reviewed s-U
the mei.iciits ! tne case w; .i:M iM-i
I'd to his suspicion: he t-.k up one by
one 1 tie various nim .. un n. iii'i'iu-i
slight and insignificant in themsches.
yet when skillfully united formed a
complete chain of damaging evidenc;
and ly the tim this i-.vit revi'W v.a-
finisheil he had surrendered most re-
luctantly to the liflicf that eriiied t
be irresistibly forced iqvi.i him.
"Can it be possible." he asked him-
self still in a mae f bewildere-1
th night. ff unwilling conviction. ";h;it
Noll has so far forgotten his personal
and professional honor as to descend t
' such a deed as this? Tli--re i only oik
hyp t In -.is upon which I an evplain it
at all. He must have been mad in
fatuated A beautiful fpee has liirdl
many a man to his ruin and Noll has
" doubtless been the victim of the artful
wiles thnt were practi ed upo:; ne t'-
tvy. So be it! Kate has most stranire-
ly put it within my power to visit a
just retribution upon her. and I will
exercise that power without mercy. I
will ilelib-rately keep up the deception
in which I have thus far -ciuies-e.l for
my own idle amusement and in the as-
Mimed character of my brother asee-
tain how far Mrs. Maynard has kiPAV-
ledge and complicity in this forgery.
And if I find thatshe is responsible for
the wretched conspiracy let her be-
ware!" There was a pitiless anger in North"
heart as he spoke th-e words in
audible soliloquy and a pitiless e.x-
pressirn on his stern set face. He did
not for one moment question the cor-
rectness of his suspicions the justp-e of
his conclusions: he felt an inw.ird con-
viction f their truth which was to his
mind confirmation strong as proofs of
holy w rit." The thought -f theerime to
which he believed that hK brother had
been lured the exposure ami disgrace
that threatened him. the stigma that
would thenceforth rest upon the fami-
ly name was maddening to him. Ami
thus his resolution was formed: h-
would take advantage of the peculiar
circumstances in which an exceptional
turn of fortune had placed him. to learn
the whole truth concerning the forgery
and if possible divert public suspicion
nnd discorery from his brother for the
sake of the innocent ones who would
suffer if his crime became known.
to in: roNTiNf rn-1
The practice of dentistry iof great an
tiquity for as early as'.VKl D. C. gold
was used for stopping teeth ami gold
wire was employed to hold artificial
teeth in position and it does not seem
then to have been a new a t. Herodotus
declared that the Kgyptians had a
knowledge of the diseases of the teeth
In the writings
of 3Iartial (first century) a man is men-
tioned as either stopping or extracting
teeth. The date of the introtiuctiohof
artificial teeth into England or Europe
is uncertain. They came to America
from England but just when it is diffi-
cult to determine. "The Mathematical
Jewel" published 1'. contains an ac-
count of Sir John là. "who
caused all his teeth to be drawne out
and after had a sett of ivory teeth in
Why "Wotecllo.." Ht ! Kern Over-
The questions involved are really
simple ones but they have heretofore
been studied mainly by two classes
thotf interested so to manipulate prr
tcction as to profit by it and theorists
interested mofe irt philosophy than in
As between iritercbtexl classes and
philosophers the result of the discussion
of the economic question is. inevitable.
The interested classes gbt the practical
solution they want and the ptuioso-
J-j-phcrs the consolation of being- certain
that tlfey are themselves iii the right
.each getting what lie values most.
- Of the results Of a struggle intclll-
ircutlv carried on between those inter-
t.l tn rrnltlnrr rroit. rillt of the tariff r
1 !. -.- nt !-. ilnnnld mnc di-
unit lilt luuoan ui .it- i'-w.- .-- -
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a I .1 U 1. .-.. 1
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but one experience.
That was during
t was during
in England. '
the corn law discussion
As a result the starving 1:
ly forced free trade from their lory
which at a time when a government ' - ...
..;.. IK. l. nmteerive noliev.
iLs eitiens have had sutllcient intelli-
gence t discuss the question is that of
the 1'uited States nt present- There-
suit under universal suffrage must de-
pend upon what the masses of the vol- possimy innere in uiiua- "-""
o.now arqused. shall conclude are i to remain free and democratic
their Interests. In no other cases than . f What an illustration of the truto
that just noted have they possessed at : this is to be found in the fact that since
once sutlicicnt intelli-enccand informa- . the enactment of the Mckinley tariff
tion to have made their opinion worth or within the last two years there have
eonsultine- 1 been I0O:;ii cases of dispute between
In the face of the organized support merchants and treasury oflicials.accom-
of protection" by those who have pro- panicd by formal protest or appeals re-
cured it for their own benefit it i spectiug the construction or meaning
rather a wonder that the cans- of free " ot the law or the evidence of fraud. It
trade ba of late made such substantial true that very many of these are set-
advances. I.e.-alling our own late his- t.lol by a single court decision; but
the words of Adam Smith are
even more suggestive
than when they
"Were the officers of the army to op-
pose with the saui" al and unanimity
anv reduction in the number of forces
with which master manufacturers set
thenwivc-. against every new law that
is lil-cly to increase the numberof their
rivals In the hoin mafVet: were the
former toaniunt" their Aoidiers in the
inie nn nner as thritjr intlime tl'.eir
workmen to attaeV- with violence and
1 nt rage the proposers of any such regu-
lation to attempt to reduce the army
woiiM be as dangerous as it his now
become to reduce
111 it ii.wrtf ti.A
... ..... .. .v.w v...
have obtained against its"
I he lac: tmu protection nu-iccn nnu rn.ltr Moollr (;ir onrrr Jti-mnm Knr
remain- the economic creed of the favoring rrntectluu "to ilraiiliy In-
world proves no more a- to its soum- runt."
n..s than did the fact that for unniiii -I We heartily iceond the motion to re-
'.vred "es. m marchv had b 1 the !
prevailing forip of government prove ' the senate republicans who voted with
inything for -t agaii.-t popular gov- such enthusiasm in favor of it will now
eminent. So far as c mems precedent vote with equal fervor and unanimitv
in th- only instance in which an inte!- to abolish it. We cannot pass from
igeut people have settled this que.-- this subject however without quoting
tiou. 'Ifv have settled i in favor 4 of ' a few words from the great speech of
free trad Si far asan example -hould . Senator Moody of South Dakota in
guide. w have to ehoo-e between that the senate on August 12 19. when
pro-!..- like ourselves in IiIoikI nnd in . this duty on tin was so happtlv con-
liberie who Ji the end of a thousand '. reived and voted for. Mr. Moody's
ye irs of national life rcvolntioiiied its ' speech occupies ten pages of the .on-
jx.liey in free trade and the paternal J gressional Kecord and contains seme
institution of "protection" which we very conclusive documents from parties
lHirrowi-l from the aristocracy that "on the spot" which of course nobody
ruled alike our and their ancestors be- could gainsay. Said Mr. Moody:
fore popular freedom had raiser! its "In that portion of the states of
head nu either side of the water -lion. ! South Dakota and W3'oming known as
lohn.heWitt Warner. i-:l. ' the Black Hills there has been discov
The Trint PiiIh
I'lider the heading ''las Brigands
A'.'ain." the National ' I hiss Budget of
Kebin.irv I-. give- the details of the
recent advance of prices ami the metho Is '
of procedure prevalent in highly pro-'
Patrick I'leason. in his palmiest davs
as mayor of Long Island City in open
ilctiince of law and public opinion was
never more autocratic in disregarding"
the rights of the people than are six or
eight class trusts that arc organi.ed
rcgard'.e-.s of aiti-trtist laws and oier-
ated with supreme inditVercnec to the
weif.irof the people which has given
them nearly 1) er cent protection.
Inst reatl tills.
"The Welcm Kliut Bottle associa-
tion niet on Wednesday in its rooms in
thr Iron exchange. An unusual in-
terest had Wen taken in this meeting.
as the question of advancing the prices
was to nroiigii up. i-uuy per vciiu
of the association's capacity was repre-
sented. The meeting Wgan early and
continued until late in th.- evening.
"The advisability of advancing- the
price had been discussed at three for-
mer meetings. So as to make it possi-
ble to make the change a two weeks'
shutdown was ordered last December.
Tr.is was expected to so exhaust the
stock in hand that a move in this direc-
tion could easily be made. The tem-
pirary stoppage decreased the stock
alHiut JtM cars and accomp'ished just
what was wanted. The demand was
reported good but the pr dits of the
past year were not satisfactory to the
manufacturers. An advance of .. per
cent. w.i unanimously voted upon.
This step has only been made possible
after months of work to bring uootit
the proper conditions. The members
of the association control W per cent
of the prescription Wttles made so
thev have no fear of rates Wing cut
I 1. ... -... .1. tit?.. i1ili- Mtf tTl KMlt. ill Vr-w.
I ilt" tliiur 111 1 iii.- i. Ki.-K- -m-'ix..-'
indirectly concerns the people as the
dealing is done almost entirely with
druggis's. A systematic plan of ad-
. . ..
v:iniif nrices will be likely Wirun. as
it has Wen claimed for sonn'. time little
c.r.ild be made oa the present rates
and that they c.uil.l U advanced a gool
dc.it before anv protest could ! made. ""
Such organizations should receive an
application of Congressman Darter's
remeiiy for lawless trusts that is
have all duties abolished on competing
ood. Business would then W con-
ducted in the good old-fashioned com-
petuive way. and prices wages and
protection would again assume
from other gl.sS made as the demand '-.mien ouiu-s u.e ..t.x ..n.. . ...--..Hies
little throughout the vear. It is I mp more than a burden upon manu-
eonfined to a class of ciMmnrrs that Uactr. .. rorcign speculators are al-
INSTABILITY. even after the removal of the duty this
. ... . i coal cannot command a good market in
llhutratl... of it. i ruth. New England. On the other hand it u
One who has not studied the subject clearly shown that the followers of Me-
can hardlv realize the difiiculties in. the' Kinley are in error as to this point
wav of fransacting business in the But if the removal of the duty would
United States contingent on the com-! not cause the imporUtion of large
plication and obscurities which have quantities 0 this coai. why did tte ad-
eharacterized our tariff policv for the ' vocates of a high tariff so vigovous op-
last quarter of a century and many of pose a movement to put coal on the
which have Wen intentionallv created free list? And if the manufacturers of
with a view of iiidirccllv restricting New England do not want this coal
foreign c .-amerce or. what is the same j why did so many of them ask congress
tbimr. obtainimr hitrher ta.xes. to a J remove the duty ; m order that they
T .1...I ..i.i:. ..::....
greater uegree uurn puu u. . . ...
-mitil ni'o uini' nmci if attemnteil di4
Consider the situation of the British
and American business man under the
ncal policy of their respective coun-
tries. The former tos this
Of any description etrery morning. With
out a thought thai anything of dl
t im?.i - v.:-- '!.
lurocnoc is iiKciy o come j hiiuuj-
trlalor eomWreUl interests from par-
liamentary legislation for the tax sys-
tem of Great Britain the best in tha
World is so simple and so well adapted
to everj- fiscal exigency that any radn
Cal ttlovolicsticn 01 it is hardly within
the bounds of possibility. To every
American business man on the othef
hand the sessidi of the federal con
grdss has become a period of apprehea
slon of the enactment of laws affect
ing his interests and only tho2 fa-
miliar with the situation can have any
correct Idea of the number of persons
who annually gather at Washington-"
ami the amount of money expended to
effect dr defeat changes In nrt-
fical legislation. A flues
. hAr.i cfrrrCT II.-
sen is: ny noi i..-.i. ..-v ...
.... . l 1.A
LIIIII 1 lllUtl 111.. .J...I. .kW.' -v
-11 :- " ". "
present tarilT. an
Pol'O' that will 11
nu wny ot auvocaiu i
nvolvc further contin
ued and radical disturbances? A sufti-
' cient answer to it is that the existing
tariff is in a condition of unsUbleequi -
Hbnum as every tariff necessarily must
be that is founded.as is now the case.on
the c'airas of private interest rather
than on cons'derations of public welfare
and that the element of stability cannot
... . t ! . :f .t. . ..M...n..-.n
every one 01 iiieiu Mi-vnu....w...
sents worry the employment of legal
counsel n large expenditijire of time
and money on the part of the merchant.
1'nder the tari fi" in force in 1 '.) a com-
mittee of the 1'uited States senate re-
ported that "the calendar of customs
suits in the district courts of New York
had grown so 1 irgc that there is no
reasonable prospect of disposing of
them in this generation." Such a state
of things which is equivalent to a de-
nial of justice to the merchants docs
not exist in any other commercial coun-
try and its continuance in the I'nited
States is an outrage and a refiection im
its civilization. Davul A. teus in
BOGUS TIN MINES.
peal the duty oh tin. and we hope that
ered and developed within the last six
years the most extensive and probably
the richest quartz tin mines thus far
found upon the globe."
If they were the richest tin mines
ever found upon the globe so much the
more reason for making the American
people pay four cents per pnind extra
fnr their tin. Our only safety against
. m.u- ax consists in our not finding 1
n m.w ine or making a new discovery
yr Minnie continued:
..- extensive operations are vet in
progress in that district though com-
panics have Wen organred ami are. as
I am informed ready to commence the
necessary improvements as soon as it
; can In; demonstrated th;it they are not
to W crushed out by foreign competi-
tion." The richest tin mines thus far found
upon the globe although "developed"'
! during the preceding six years were in
'danger of Wing abandoned unless as-
i sured that they would not bo crushed
i mt t. freign competition
"Mav thousands of tons of ore upon
As they are all now in the dumps
this i a good place to: discontinue the
quotation. We have referred to Mr.
Moody's speech by way of showing how
absurdly congress plays ducks and
drakes with people's private fortunes
when it undertakes to protect one trade
or calling at the pi nse of another.
N. V Kvening Tost.
I'liiloin; McKlntcy'i Work.
A petition to congress to repeal the
section of the McKinley law providing
for a duty of four cents a pound on pig
tin after duly 1. is being circulated
among manufacturers and dealers in
all parts of the country. The paper is
in the hands of T. .!. Sons .v Co. of No.
UOi Pearl street anl is being extensive-
ly signed. Should the party now in
power fail to take action in the matter
it will be laid W'fore the incoming ad-
ministration. II. S. Dope said that as tin is not
mined in commercial quantities in the
ready snipping nn 10 tins wuuin aim
storing it in order to reap the profits
from the higher prices that may W ex-
. 1 . 1.11 .i. :.....:;... r )..
neCLeil 10 iono nc; uuirniiiuu j. ni
p--- " v 1
dg inonufllclurets have discounted
ihe w . hy lavInff in a suppy
an(i t.e wjth others who beli-vc in
i. nrotection theorv. of cours will
have nothing to do with the petition.
The investment of several millions of
uc.n -fio't.-i1 in the coal mines of
ywa Scotia h;is rcv-lved in that city
controVersy as to the quality of
the coal in question and our high tariff
friends still cling to the assertion that
nvcht obtain it? And U the coal can-
? d extensivelv
. . . . 1
in New En
gland why are the hard-headed cap-
italists of Massachusetts investing-
$5000000 or $10000000 in the mines
and in transoortation facilities? N. V.
11 hick U
numerous ainm wuoaft ywww
are now being rged mfam the poMfe.
There is no qaesUoa Mto tlw tri r
mcnUl effecift of theso pffrflS
system. Ercry Board of Health ety
physician will tell yon of ik
some qualltl they add to the food.
Some countries havvabiSfllrRnP
itd thoaala of bread eoatajbing alam.
Even wnall doses ofUhitri gvrcn to
chiMren hare produced fatal results
whi eases of heartburn. Indigestion
piping constipatroh dyspepsia arid va-
rious kindred (rastric troubles from irri-
tation of the mucous membrane caused
by the continuous u-m; of food prepared '-
with the alum or alum-phosphate pow-
ders are familiar in the practice of
It is not possible that any prudent
housewife any loving mother will
knowingly use an article of food thatv
will injure the health of her household
or perhaps cause the death of her chil;.
How shall thi dangerous alum powr
dcrs be distinguished? And how shall
the danger to health from their tise be
Generally alum powders may bo
known from the price at which they are
sold or from the fact that they are ac-
companied by a gift or are disposed
of under some scheme. The alum pov- v
der costs but a few cents a pound to
make and is often sold at '20 or 2."i cents
a pound. I f some .resent is given with
it the price may be el) -10 or :0 ccuts a
It is impossible to name all the alum
powders in tho market but any lvikiug
powder sold at a low price oradvertised
ns costing- only half as much as cream S
of tartar powder- or accompani-d by a
present or disposed of under" any
scheme is of this class detrimental to
health and to be avoided.
But the easy. sife. and certain pro-
tection of our bread biscuit and cake
from all dinger of unwholcviinen.es is
in the use of the Koyal Baking- j l'owder
only. This powder is nvntione-l h"'-ean.-.e
of the innum M-able r'p ut -. in i:
favtr by high medical authorities by
the lr. S. Government and by the of-
ficial chemists and Boarl of Health
which leave no doubt as to its entire.
frcediMii from alum lime and ammonia
its absolute purity and w holespmeness.
While its use is thus a safeguard
against the poisonous alum powders it-
is satisfactory at th mhi" time t 1 know
tint it makes the whitest lightest
sweetest and most delicious fool which
1 - - -- - .
will keep moi-t and lr-h longer and
that can be eaten with imniriuity hot
or cdd. stale or fr-sh. and also that
owing to its greater strength it Is more
economical than others.
These facts should iu-Iin'j consumers'
to" turn a deaf ear to all imp-n 'unities
to buy the inferior p r.vders. 1 ( " grocer
urges the sale of the eher-p.' impure
alum brands it should be burnetii
miiiil that it is 1 ini-f h can make
more profit on them. The -.. house-
keeper will decline in all ca.s.s t Uike
Ttk ni charrrt thro'"ih .. a 1iit-
ful nrticj'trlii're imp-rtnnt t hwtirt s
th'" health or life ofiiwr en h .-ttk.
CanpiToa "The consciences ft thnso two
bankrupts appear to In? cry elastic." As-
sipnce "Well djn't vmi c.xpcc. eh'sticity
in suspenders!"- Clothiers and Haberdash-
"Don't wait for me" said the boo'- to tho
braver bat. "Whv net!' ask-d the ii.
"Because it's vur business
bead repitrd the hoot.
to ro on a
a "rtf.v nnirN1'
nnd " usuil-iip ' feeling is
the fir-t wanuiijc that
your livrr i-..it iloing
its work. tVnd with a
torjid Hvcr iuhI th
impure Vh-A that fl-
low. it you're an easy
pr-y to all S"rts of ail-
n:cnti'. Tl-f.t h Him tune to
take 1 r. Pierre's 'olden
Medi'-d Iiiscov.-iy. A?
nn ippcrr.inj:. rswr.i-
tive tonic to roprl di.at n?nl build up tlia
uneilrd tleshnnd ftrength. there'" nothing to
vjual it. It roiii-s every or;:nn into h alth-
ful n'-ti'n purifies mid "enriches the bl-d
bra"es up the wholo system and retre3
health nnd vigor.
For evr-rv disenso rnused bv n. disnrdere.1
liver or impure biood. it. is the only fnu'rnn-
tretl reme.lv. If it don't Ujrietlt r cure in
every case" you have your money ick.
$500 is offered bv the proprietors of
Dr. Sage Catarrh Komrdy. for an in-
curable case of Catarrh. Their remedy
perfectly and permanently cure3 tha
A process that kills the
taste of cod-liver oil has
done good service but
the process that both kills
the taste and effects par-
tial digestion has done
stands alone in the field
of fat-foods. It is easy of
assimilation because part-
ly digested before taken.
Scott's Emulsion checks Con-
sumption and all other
Prpr1 br S-ott Rowns. Ohorntrtt.
-w York. Sold bj drucKil:Tr7wher.
RtfllTfetion Oil Try ItX mly
1 1 iii 1
I AM SO HAPPY!
Relieved me of a severe Blood trouble.
It has also caused my hair to grow out
again as it had been falling out by the
handful After trying many physicians
in vain I am so .happy to find a cure in
S. S. S. 0. H. Elbet Galveston Tex.
Sfl TDT7C Byforclneoutpermsof (119-
W KJ IV. UO eajg a tha pobon as well.
i ETIt Is entirely vegetable and harmles.
S Treatise oa Blood and Skin mailed free
! Vy a
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