The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 179, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 25, 1890 Page: 4 of 8
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Galveston, Tex., October 1. 1HHX
A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE.
Th* McKlnley act is likely to get credit in
tome quarters for a great many things
which will happen, but which hare been
preparing through a ling train of circum>.
stances. The proverb says it is the last
straw that breaks the camcl'a back. That
Is what seems. Perhaps there is no future
condition in store for this ooantrj, no fu-
ture development to come for Eorope or
Africa or Asia, which would not hav«
come about in very little mora time
through tha Influence of the tariff as it last
was, assuming that tariff burdens are to be
the cause of certain changes to occnr. But
tho republican policy will bring tariff dis-
cussion more npon the lines of an aconomlc
policy and take it somewhat out of the
groove of such small partisan treatment as
frequently constructed for the idea of re-
form an artlflcial horizon in tho shape of
bags of silver and gold and bundlea of
greenbacks labeled the treasury surplus.
The stump speakers will talk about ths
surplus aud its squanderers and so about
other questions, and when they talk of pro-
tection there will be no surplus idea in
tbe way of a clear perception of the fact
that protection is intended eimply to pro-
tect those who receive the favor. Now pro*
tection is going on to fulfill its destiny, and
one part of this is to raise new combina-
tions against tha old ones. A vigorous peo-
ple should demand every sort of domestic
freedom for labor, capital and combination
to do all acts lawful to be done by Individ-
uals and should not fear combinations as
such. It is true that when a foreicner
comes and buys up an American mill be
simply puts so much money into the hand
of tbe former owner to engage in some',
thing, but even that helps in the general
welfare, while it does not necessarily
duplicate that particular factory. How-
ever, the foreigner will come and
build new factories where he can
choose better locations. Thus he will really
create domestic competition. The protec-
tionists are not the only peopls who do
things that turn out contrary to their
greedy expectations, and it is not even the
McKlnley act that is about to do all this.
It was coming in the general course of de-
velopment. Texas is ready to welcome
every industry which purposes making a
home here and the people of Texas should
advertise to the world that there is money
to be made by foreign capitalists locating
here. Tbey will be all right while protec
tlon continues. They will make fortunes
before they break the greedy combinations
and lower tho prices. Then they will be
strong and indifferent to protection when
it shall have played out, either in form
or by sufficiency of supply. And it
might be u good thing for our politicians to
assume a different tone about protection.
Robbery? Yes. But who enacted it?
When the apostle was unjustly cast into
prison the people who put him in had not
only to open tbe doors but to puli him out.
lie could stand it there as long as thoy
could stand keeping him there. So can
Texas stand protection now that it has
gone so far. When the northern brethren
get sick of an unjust system The News
hopes that thoy will be able to shake it off
without having to pay too much as com
The French have long had in use the sys-
tem of pledging candidates to support certain
clearly defined measures. It is a great improve-
ment upon the platforms for general straddling.
Judgment is required, however, either to limit
the number of issues or to doclde in lavor of
tho able and honest man who indorses enough
of the desired ends, raiher than the mere polit-
ical tool who will sign tho list If he has to shirk
afterwaril, and is of a character to plan the
evasion of tho issues to which he will not hesi-
tate to pledge himself.
CAMPAIGN CLAPTHAP EXPLODED
BY OFFICIAL FIQUKES.
The reports of the railroad companies cf
Texas now being received by tbe comp
troller and covering their operations for
the year ending September 80, 1890, should
undeceive those who haye credited
essentially false electioneering state-
ments of politicians with reference to
the earnings and expenses of the corns
panies. In the face of indubitablo evi-
dence to the contrary it was charged
in the late contest within the demo-
cratic party for the state offices that
tbe railroads were taxing the people to
enrich owners of their bonds and stocks,
and the party, reinforced and reorganized
by the non-partisans and independents,
enthusiastically sustained the demand
for reduced rates to be forced through
a commission. Now the first reports re-
ceived from the companies—one of them
which is made by officials, appointed
by a state court and under oath—show that
rates are insufficient to meet expenses aud
interest. The International and Great
Northern reports gross earnings 13,738,312 99
for tho year. Operating expenses were $3,-
147,618 67. Interest accrued to the amount
of (900,480, and rolling stock of the value of
$589,181 had to be purchased. Expenses,
Interest and new rolling stock cost $4,637,-
279 67. Here is a deficit at present rates of
$898,966 68 in one year's operations. The
debt of the company at tho beginning of
the year was $15,008,000 in bonds, $479,023 04
in overdue Interest,and $1,325,94995 in other
obligations, a total of $16,812,972 99, and at
the closo of the year the same bonded debt,
$1,679,445 overdue interest and $1,334,-
071 76 other Indebtedness, a total of $18s
021,516 75. So in one year, although the
company's gross earnings increased $509,>.
872 74 over gross earnings of the previous
year, its deficit as shown by increased debt
amounted to $1,208,544, instead of $898,-
966 68, the amount as shown above of the
excess of interest and expense over income.
This company is operated under the orders
of a state court and its exhibit mnst be
accepted as correct, and for the same rea-
son every expense and obligation incurred
must be accepted as legitimate. Its charges
can not be reduced, without a pro-
portionate increase of profitable traffic, by
law, by a commission or by the court,
without correspondingly incressing its
debt, and nder the state law regarding the
receiverships, such debts become first mort-
gage obligations. Upon the theory of the
attorney general and of the recent decisions
of the supreme court no state commission
can reduce this company's charges below
rates required to pay expenses and interest
npon its debts. What good purpose is sub-
served then in deceiving the customers of
that road with the promise of greatly re-
duced charges by ths creation of an expen-
sive commission? Were this an isolated
case there might be some reason for ths de-
mand, but every road in Texas is running
behind. The same day the report of tbe
Texas-Mexican was fiisd. Its gross earn-
ings, $208,050 23, were largely short of ext
peases and Interest and a deficit of $282,-
709 is shown. The debt of the company in-
creased from $2,825,259 to $S,107,95& Here
are parallel cases, one under state control,
or under state court control, strenuously
Insisted upon by the attorney general, and
the other under the management of the
company. It would be treason to Intimate
that state court administration or any other
stste control is consisteat with cooked
statements or permits excessive railroad
charges. Bnt as such control paralMs
ownership control in results which show
the utter groundlessness of the lata war
nnon the roads, and tbe hopelessness of
forcing by conrt or commission methods
any reduction in their earnings, it would
seem that for the sake of decency the elec-
tioneering ciapttap clamor against them
should cease. ___________
Osk feature of tbe world's fair will be a
comprehensive collection of idols, fetiches,
kobogg, tabus, kisses, enauizies. Ju-jus, guse-
grees, totem*, brass collars. Addle sticks and
claptraps. As it Is understood that the show Is
to be non-partisan, some of us are unable to
eoncelve bow these features are to be shown
so at not to injure our party.
TBE CARPET DUTIES.
In roply to what has been said in some
northern pspers on the changed rates of
duty upon carpets of various qnalities, the
Inter Ocean tries to dispose of that sibject
by indulging in some general statements.
It seems to misconceive tbe cbief point of
objection, which is not that the people pay
a large tax to tbe government on the car-
pets which they import, but that the plac-
ing of a large tax upon tbe imported article
protects tbe home manufacturer in extor-
tion. There is tbe further point that the
increase of duty is greater according to
values of goods resoectlvely upon the
cheaper than upon tbe dearer kinds. Says
the Inter Ocean:
The stuff sold In American stores as "im-
ported English" carpeting doubtless wonM
represent several millions of dollars, but in
good truth, very littlo more than three-uuarterB
of a million's worth was imported. The rest
was American mi'le, miscallc.l "Imported" to
plesse the vanity of foolish people who
have not yet learned that the United States oan
and dc,4 produce first-class carpeting.
Allowing 300 yards to one rich man's house
and fixing the price at $1 AO per yard, and both
estimates are ridiculously low, 2000rioh families
would consume nearly all the English carpets
brought into this country In a yoar. Wo hum-
bly submit that a tariff which alfects 2UU0 of tho
richest people of a population of ti5.000,000 la not
such a very infamous affair after all.
American made carpets are untaxed. The
2 *1) very rich people who use English carpe ts
can atford to be taxed. If "the tariff 1b a tax."
The tariff affects everybody who buys the
home-made protected goods, because if the
tariff were lower their option would be to
buy foreign goods. The Inter Ocean is not
always so dull of perception as it seems to
be on this Buhject. But it is guarded
enough to avoid figures on tlie other branch
of the carpet question, whereas the Mew
York Press rushes in with characteristic
intrepidity to assert that "the McKlnley
bill increases the duty on finer goods more
than on plain fabrics." This statement the
New York World meets with a comparison
based on the value of carpets imported in
1889. On the last item in the following list
(felt carpets), tbe cost can only be esti-
mated. It is placed at 22 cents:
Quality. Former price Increase
per yard, per oent.
Axmlnster $-'.37s le .'tl
Wilton 1 879 17.H8
Brussels. 1.039 23.IS
Tapestry velvet !>47 2.V81
Troble ingrain 707 10.2-
Two pij ingrain 556 20.71
Felt carpets 220 50 00
Here is a general progressive increase
bearing most heavily on the cheaper ami
most lightly upon the dearer kinds. Though
brussela and tapestry velvet aro certainly
above their place in the scale, these are not
the deadest carpets of the very rich—not
half the price of the finest. In short, tbe
New York PreBs is engaged in stating false-
hoods about tbe tariff and tbe Inter Ocean
is engaged in arguments which lead the
trusting reader away from the points
of pertinent observation, and from
reflection upon protective effects on
home prices rather than payment
to the government as revenue.
A prohibitory law would not give the gov-
ernment any revenue, but it would encour-
age some home Industries and raise certain
prices. Only it would encourage home ins
dustry in supplying the rich, whereas the
McKlnley act will perhaps quite kill im-
ports for ths poor in some branches, and
place the consumer at tbe mercy of the
home combinations until foreign capital
comes in and breaks tbe combinations with
goods manufactured here, while the same
law deals more moderately with tho im-
ports of the rich; hence those imports will
rood for one and bad for ths othsr. If It be
bad for on. it is bad tor all. taaMflfcOt tha en-
Galveston is getting a quantity of first-
class outside advertising just now.
The Globe-Democrat wanta a republican
majority in congress because it may b. neces-
sary to nndo some of the mischief of the new
tariff act. But the republicans have a majority
now Why not reform it at the ooming winter
TUX STATE PRESS.
congress is almply a war
A CIRCULAR from the lire brick trust says:
"In our investigation we find it was not the
large quantity imported, but the low price
offered by the Importer, that compelled us to
reduce prices to meet and protect our local
trade " The fire brick trnst hits the nail. It
has now got protection enongh to enable It to
Importers have money to spars iu at-
tacking the tariff act on tho question of infor-
mality This will probably bo an instance In
which tho Importers will be taxed (costsi and
will not bo able to recover from the people. As
such It will be unique.
TnE Now York Herald in its European
edition has the temerity to say about the same
thing as the London Times. If those papers aro
t*c wrong there is still timo to rofute their
statements, and if they aro right the anxious
ones on this side should not have their feelings
harrowed for political purposes. Says tbe
Just as Prince Bismarck used to trot out the
specter of European war whonever ho wished
to get the reicustag to p»ss a bill for the
strengthening of the Gennau army, so do his
would-be imitators in America conj ure up tho
Irish famine" to enlist the enthusiasm of tbe
Irish voters. When the partial failure of the
lotato crop took place in Ireland in 1*>79, Amer-
ca very properly responded generously to the
call, and poured alms into the country when
alms were really needed. But since then there
has always been an "Irish famine" invented
a few weeks before the elcotlon. This year the
magniloquence of our highly imaginative pol i-
ti ians surpasses itselt. Lot us look at thefnets.
The most tbat the politico-philanthropic com-
mittee can allege is tbat the potato crop is "be-
low the average" in the solitary district of West
Cork, which certainly includes some of the
poorest parts of Iroland. while "in the poorer
districts in the counties of Donegal, Claro,
Mayo, Malwoy and Kerry" it has failed, ihat
Is to say, out of the thirty-two counties of Ire-
land tbe potato crop is not as abundant as
usual in one county and has failed in most of
the barren districts of five others. But, after
all, this famine politics will be "a good enough
Morgan till after election "
The nailed lie is no good. It is the lie
which lies around loose which we like to play
If you baye a flue looking and eloquent
son persuade him to become an auctioneer. He
can use worn out jokes for repartee and bring
down a second-hand house full of Amorioan
THB devil is the only political boss who
is able to control both political parties with-
<Tat straddling the fence.
With some people the dog days seem to
continue all the year around.
The editor's easy chair is a stool—somes
times of repentance.
It would be a good idea for some of the
Democratic orators to explain the tact that the
volume of exports from this country to Furooe
is as large as ever, notwithstanding the new
tariff law, which they declare to be inimical to
the sale of our products in foreign mart«M
It will be very easy for them to do bo. The
European mills have been very busy making
goods for export to the United States and are
now bu»y filling other orders which were post-
poned. Their employers are rather flush with
money Just now.
Weddings always turn out badly where
both parties are marrying to get the best of
it. Marriage is a bargain which can not be
There is no world of flower gardens so
beautiful aa that in which the unchained imagi-
nation wanders and pluoks rosea after the
sleeper has filled up on cabbage and mince pies,
OUT OF THE GENERAL RUN.
It is a cold day when Georgia can't get np
a sensational political fight. It was for a
long time generally conceded that Louis!
ana could lay over anything when It came
to sure enough table stakes political games,
but Georgia has brought forth her latent
and reserve powers and Louisiana has bad
to step back and keep silent. Toe principal
coDtest over tbere now is who will succeed
Brown in the United States senate. Gordon
Bays "me," and Colonel Livingstone, the
Farmer's alliance leader, answers back and
says, "Well, I guess not, leastwise not aa
long as your Uncle Fuller knows himself,
aud be thinka be does." The old sotdier
element whom Gordon led in the war are
rallying around him, while Livingstone has
the principal support of tbe Farmer's alli-
ance—tbe political alliance^ Tbey seem to
be running neck and neck.
• • *
The United States Express company has
forbid its agents from handling any Louis-
iana lottery matter. If this thing keeps on
soon tickets can't be bought stall, and then
what a lot of delicious and delightful
dreams are going to be missed.
* * •
Over in Alabama there is also some ex-
citement as to who will succeed J as. L,
Pugh in the senate. Tom Seay, now gover-
nor of the state, but whose term expires
next year, has bedecked himself with war
paint and with a tomahawk in his belt sal-
lies forth to give Pugh a battle. In the
background tbere is Cocgressman Oates
from tbe northern Dart of the state, who
lets his ambitious eye occasslonally glance
over at the battle between Pugh and .Seay.
Oates is one of tbe most valuable southern
members of the house. He lives in an agri-
cultural district, where the Farmers' alll-
nnce and the subtreasury scheme are both
very popular, yet he was the only man who
had the temerity to speak ont and denounce
the "pondshop" business in the house. He
went home and knocked all opposition
to hliy out of tbe way, waa renom-
inated and will be re-elected. There
lsu't another man in Alabama who
could have said a tbing against that bill
and escaped without a political scar. His
popularity, tberelore, with all classes
tuakeR him a formidable opponent in that
contest. Tom Seay unfortunately possesses
a cold disposition. He never made a friend
out of a newspaper man in his life and was
never knowu to extend to one the slightest
civility. He therefore goes into the race
with a powerful factor in helping men get
office against hiui. Moreover, his intellect-
ual capacity and his statesmanship qualities
never were nor never \rlll be subjects for
With her many urderous secret socle*
ties, voudooism at 1 the Louisiana lottery
one can not help exclaiming: Poor old
Cause for Dignity-
Small darky (to very dignified' colored
coachman:) Say. Mlstah Ebony, what foh
you hole youah head so high? Pop says you
hain't bein' paid but foah dollao a week an'
Dignified coachman: Go 'way, you no
'count niggah. The gem'en wot pays me
dat foah dollas am rich enough to buy out
dis hull town. iNew York Weekly.
Couldn't Afford It.
Excursionist (to the captain of a cheap
excursion steamboat): Any danger of the
boat blowing up, captain f
Captain: Not in the least. We can't
afford to blow people up at these low rates.
Melssonier is painting in Venice, where
he expects to remain for soma time.
Edward Bellamy is an applicant for mem-
bership in the Springfield Press club.
Duchesse d'Uzes is still a millionaire de-
spite the fact that she has spent millions in the
Qneen Victoria will leave Balmoral castle
for this season on November JO, and will return
to Windsor for the winter.
Tbe baleful Influence of the Standard Oil
company is seen in Iowa, where a woman has
named her twin daughters Kerosene and Gas-
Hev. C. H. Spurgeon, tho eminent Eng-
lish divine, recently remarked that as soon as
a man loses hie religion he wants to know who
Cain's wife was.
General Butler owns the Craig ranch, be-
low Pueblo, consist! ng of 100,000 acres. He is
aL»o the owner of three-fourths of a 600,000-acre
ranch in New Mexico^
General Mahone has returned to Wash-
ington wearing a straw hat. Bnt this apparel
Is not so inconsistent as it seems, as the general
is a back number himself.
Miss Katherine Lee Bates, professor of
English literature at Wellesley college and a
well known writer of verse, is preparing to
enter upon a year's study at Oxford.
Rev. Edward Everett Hale is 68 years old.
He was a newspaper man in his youth, and
even now. if called on, he could set type or re-
port a fire In an entirely oredltable way.
Napoleon J. Haines of New York Is in-
formed over her own signature that Adellna
Patti does not contemplate returning to this
country. Mme. Pattl and Mr. Haines' family
have long been Intimate friends.
Holman Hunt baa completed tha picture
on which he has been engaged for tbe last two
years. The subject Is entitled May Momlag on
Magdalen Tower, on the Oxford university, and
Includee portraits of several eminent Magdalen
King Alfonso persists in calling his
friends by their christian names. His gover-
ness is trying to teach him to say "the duke"
or "the marquis," but the little king laughs at
her, persisting that he must say Juanlto or
John Habberton, who wrote Helen's
Babies, ie very fond of the sea and leoks some-
what like a sailor.with his bronud face, shaggy
hair and loose shirt oollar. He Is one of the
most successful authors and newspaper writers
of the day.
General Butler's weather eye still has the
peculiar droop the cartoonists have mads fa-
mous. The optical operation he recently under-
went was not to correct this familiar charac-
teristic, but was performed on the other eye.
Now the} both droop.
The widow of General Crook, the Indian
fighter, was in Washington a fow days ago and
secured a burial site at Arlington, to which she
will soon bring from Oakland the remains of
her hnsband. A monument is soon to be raised
over Qeneral Crook's gravs.
A correspondent who recently saw
"Oulda" describes her as a "square, yellow
woman, with short, obstinate hair," who was
dressed in a bonnet that was a "huge bower of
green reeds andsoarlet popples." Bbeis usually
accompanied by a couple of dog*
What the Payers Throughout
The Banner gives this gentle wave for
Brenham does business in a quiet, unos->
tsntatious style, but Brenham is still doing
business at the old stand. If you ask if this
is a wholeaale point half the people in the
city will answer in the negative, yet there
are several as large wholeaale houses bare
as can be found in any interior elty in the
state tbat are doing an immense business
in a way tbat one would think they were
afraid to let it be knowu bow much they
are doing, for fear others wonld embark in
the same business and take away their
trade. Brenham makes no claims, at least
her citizens do not ever blow about it being
a manufacturing city, but when you take
the time to count np tbe manufacturing in-
dustries of Brenham you will find tbat sbe
has exactly twenty^seven. Tbere are no
files on Breuham.|
The Banner remarks:
Tbe reporters in Richmond tried to get
General Joe Johnston to talk about tbe
military career of the connt of Paris last
week, but tbe . ex-confederate firmly re-
That was dignified and forbearing. What
could he have said for one who played the
mercenary for tbe stronger side in a war
In which he had no interest.
The Banner says:
In the Shoestring district J. N. Spobn is
opposing tbe re-election of Hon. W. H.
Crain, and the national executive commit-
tee is assisting the republican ineligible
with money to defeat him. If we are
to judge by the papers when they have
joint debates Mr. Craln is walking along
over him easy enough, but if he secures
any kind of a vote his next dodge and only
hope will be to contest the election, and if
the next house should happen to bo repub-
lican just as likely ss not he would be
seated, though be will come no ways near
Tbe Brownsville Cosmopolitan says:
Ws consratulate Galveston on the pass-
age of the harbor bill that gives her the ap-
propriation to have her harbor completed to
accommodate the commerce that enters at
her doors. Tbe only regret tbat we have is
that congress does not look to make avail-
able all ports where commerce may seek an
entrance. The people are entitled to be ac.
commodated and assisted, and our coast
harbors In Texas and elsewhere should be
improved by the government without all
the swapping and pairing that congressmen
have to resort to at present.
The Cosmopolitan seems to have some
idea of the difficulties Galveston had to
As aDpears from the Lockhart Register,
Colonel Brackenridge, of San Antonio, has
lsased the Burditt Wells property for a
term of years. He proposes to build a
number of neat cottages and otherwise
improve the place.
The Laredo Times of Tuesday says:
A Times reporter dropped in at the La-
redo foundry yesterday evening, the works
in full blast, executing large orders for the
Monterey and Oalf and the Rio Grande and
Eagle Pass roads. These works have sub-
stituted a fifteen horse power electric
motor, supplied with a current from the
streetcar power house, in place of the steam
engine, to drive tbe blast fan and the lather
The Colorado Citizen says:
Voters should stick to the road law
amendment. It is very important, and
should be adopted.
Tbe Greenville Banner q dotes the report
that an an important railroad transaction
is soon to be consummated, being nono
other than the securing of oontrol by tbe
Missouri, Kansas and Texas of the Interna-
tional and Great Northern railroad, and
If this trade is made the Missouri, Kan-
sas and Texas will secure possession of 835
miles of new roadbed. Galveston, which at
present ia only entered by two roads, the
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe aud tbe Inter-
national, would be opened to the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas. If this deal is carried
out it will put Greenville on the great
trunk line of the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas from St Louis to Galveston, by way
of Denison, Greenville, Mineola and Pales-
tine. As Galveston is the great coming sea-
poi't, this moans a great deal for our city.
The Laredo Times says:
Consul General Sutton has classified
Mexican Plloncillos as sugar graded as be-
low No. 16 Dutch standard, and the article
is now admitted under the present tariff
law free of duty.
So much for the 'protection of low grade
The Texas white ribbon paper, published
at Dallas, Tex., devoted especially to tbe
Interests of the Woman's Christian Tem-
perance union, to the educational, Indus-
trial and general good work of women and
Mississippi is going to keep her saloons.
To make assurance doubly sure not only
was woman suffrage, which would have
assured their destruction, defeated, but of
the two reports submitted by tbe commit*-
tee on temperance and the liquor traffic the
majority report recommending non-action
The El Paso Herald says:
The Progressive association is In receipt
of 4000 pamphlets of the paper read by Dr.
W. M. Yandell before the American Climat-
alogical association at Denver last Septem-
ber. These pamphlets will be distributed
throughout the United States, calling the
attention of tho afflicted to the advantages
of El Paso's climate....The largest anthra-
cite coal fields in tbe world exist in the
Mexican state of Sonars. San Marcial, the
center of the present excitement, is on tbe
extreme southwestern border of tbe field,
Los Broces being near the center. Round
about the last named place some twenty odd
veins have been opened, varying in width
from five to sixteen feet of solid clean coal
carrying 93 per cent of fixed carbon.
The rain falls on the just and unjust, and
cssts an equal damper on the church and
theater in Waco. The Day says:
The rain falleth on all alike," and if it
kept people from hearing the earnest and
eloquent Dixon Williams last night, it
was equally dampening to the aspirations
of bonnle Lizzie Evans at tbe opera house.
A memento: The San Augustine News
has been shown aa old home made leather
pocketbook, a very qnaint looking relic. It
is about four inches by nine, and has three
pockets in it with the letters E. R, the
Initials of the original owner, Elisha
Roberts, who moved from Kentucky to San
Aueustine county in 1834, and settled four
miles east of town. Elisha Roberts was al-
calde here from 1831 to 1833, Colonel Alex-
ander Horton being sheriff under him by
appointment at his hands. Colonel Horton
is still living and in good health. He came
to this county with Elisha Roberts in 1824,
being then but a boy. He was Sam Hous-
ton's first aid at the battle of San Jacinto,
was at one time president of the board of
land commissioners, and not one time yet
has a certificate with his name been suc-
The San Antonio Express says:
If any one wishes a view of the exhilarat-
ing spectacle of a set ef men gnawing a file,
only to turn their_eyes to the
tbe7 have . __ __
Seventh congressional district. The progn
that the opponents of Crain are maki
la of the crayfish order.
The Aransas Pass New Era says:
On the 1st of the present month the
name of tbe postofllce at Aransas City (for-
merly Fulton) was changed back to Fulton.
This was a good movs on account of the
many errors occurring in the names of
Aransas Pass and Axansas City.
deny that American good*
are sold cheaper to foreigners than tbey are
at home." Of course. Tbey always deny.
But this time they can't deny out of it. Tha
manufacturers themselves printed their
price lists in Spanish as advertisements for
circulation exclusively in Buenos Ay res and
other foreign countries. But some of them
circulated Into tbe hands of American tariff
reformers. Tue Republic bas printed them
several times already, aud it will print them
again as often as the truth ia pertinent
Denial Is of very little account after con'
vlction. [St Louis Republic.
Why do the protective tariff organs dsny
that the McKinley bill will increase prices?
If protective tariffs do not increase prices
to the consumer of what benefit are they?
Do the millionaire manufacturers and mo-
nopolists of the east log roll and lobby a
wbole winter through for higher tariff
taxes without a hope of higher prices for
their products? It seams to tbe Herald to
be the most groteaqe absurdity in the world
for tbe tariff idolaters to denounce cheap-
ness, to declare tbat tariffs enable manu-
racturera to pay big wages and then, when
they aecure a decided advance in the rate of
tbe tax, to deny tbat there can be any ad-
vance in tbe priae. If protective tariffs do
not increase prices no one can have any in-
terest iu their retention. Let us 411 agree,
then, to abolish them. [Chicago Herald.
Not least among the arguments for an
extra session with the majority of mem-
bers is tbat irreslstibls argumentum ad
hominem, tho little matter of mileage. As
an old-timer In Washington puts It in a
talk with a Chicago Herald representative:
"They would get 10 cents a mile Tor coming
to the extra session, and, without any fur-
ther traveling, they would receive tbe same
amount at the beginning of the regular ses-
sion. This double mileage would amount
to a good many hundred dollars to nearly
every one of tbe members, and to the far
western republicans it would run up Into
the thousands for each man—allclear gain."
As all clear gain is one of the things the
congressmen are there for, it is not difficult
to imagine in what direction of the extra
session question their moral suasion will
exert Its cbief pressure. [Philadelphia
The great victory which ths alliance has
won in Georgia is no greater than others
which were won during its brief life by tbe
know nothing party, or later by the green-
back party, or later again by the grangers.
Yet neither of these organizations was more
than a passing political event Neither of
them gave signs of or reason for coming to
remain. Neither does the alliance give any
such sign or reason for continuance. It is
a mero spasmodic effort to achieve some
things which are good, one of which Is
freedom from the corruption of the old
parties; and some of which are bad, for
they are radically socialistic, and, though
claiming to represent democracy, really
represent demagoglsm. The new party
which is to supplant tbe republican party,
is clearly not the alliance, though, if it were
not based upon some pernicious theories of
government, it might do a great deal of
good as a warning to the republican party
to restore its original strength by adoptlug
and consummating those principles of po-
litical reform which it could so well con-
summate, and which so many of its mem-
bers already approve and urge, [Philadel-
WITH THE WITS.
Friends get on better when each is will-
ing to come off a little bit. [Elmira Ga-
Visitor: Who is that crazy fool? Host:
He is not a crazy fool. He is metely eccen-
tric. Visitor: Rich, eh? [Good News.
Vaccine vims is on the free list, which
ought to make it take with the doctors
when It comes to the scratch. [Philadelphia
We are expecting every day to hear ths
Free Press say that hog lard would be much
cheaper if there was no duty on pig iron.
It is curious, but there are agnostics who
claim, simply because tbey know nothing,
tbat they must necessarily know more thru
anybody else. [Judge.
ilr to lead to
A close observation is likely
the conclusion that what the
meat craves is some slight pretext for going
crazy. [Washington Post
"Fritz, why do you always play alone?
Haven't you any little friends?" "O, yes,
uncle, I have plenty of friends, but then,
you seo, I don't like them very much."
"Who wrote the Psalms?" asked the su-
And then a little girl in tha infant class
began to cry.
"It wasn't me, sir," she said. [New York
"Yon were dissatisfied with your pastor
some months ago!"
"Has he resigned yet?"
"No; but the congregation is." [Yeno«
wine's News. ^
He (slightly rude): I called because I
thought you were out
She (sweetly): Well, do you know, I
thought I was out too. The maid must
have thought you were some one else.
President Oldworthy: Well, daughter,
how did they enjoy my lecture?
Gladys Oldworthy: Oh, very much in*
deed! Some of your freshmen were telling
tbe funniest stories you ever beard, all
through the evening. [Harper's Bazar.
"Is this a poor parish?" Inquired the
"Well," replied the deacon, "the parish
is rather poor at present, but the minister
1b engaged to a rich widow and we are
very hopeful." [New York Herald.
Miss Bud Noodle: What lovely capes
those arel I must have one this winter.
Mrs. Wisely: They say they are not
Miss Bt N.: Oh, I never supposed they
were anything but otter. [Harper's Bazar.
Boy: Mister, I want to get a— um-I—
want a pint of—a—thunder—I forgot
Druggist's Clerk: Little man, have you
forgotten what you came for?
Boy: That'a it!
Clerk: What's It?
Boy: Camphor. [Life.
THE MILKY WAY.
Unto the stars I said one nlghU
"Ye are unhappy, as I deem.
Yonr rays, so softly, meekly bright
Through boundless spaces sadly stream.
And oft I fancy that ys go
Like white olad mouroars through tha sky.
With myriad virgins holding high
Their torches in proceaalon slow.
IJvs ye one ceaselees life of prayer7
Is grief with your existence wed?
Tor these are tears of light most fair.
Not rays of glory that ye shed.
Oh, anoient stars, that lived and shone
Ere gods or creatures filled tbe years,
Within yonr eyes are bitter tears—"
They answered me: "We are alone!
Each one of ns is very far
From all her sisters seen by thee;
Our beams no messengers can he
Of what we feel or what we are.
And cold, unfeeling space devours
The final warmth of every ray."
I aaid: "I know what ye would say.
For ye are like these souls of ours.
For thsy, like you, with friendly light
Their sisters seem to warm and bless,
Yet in eternal loneliness
They burn in silenoe and In night"
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