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WORK OF THE McKINLEY TARIFF'
Woonsocket, K. I., is " n0,,,l I'''"
in which to stii'ly 111' prnrtiriil oper
ation of tin- NcKinley tirilT ;ut.
.Ainon t lie new cstiililisliiiientsi
which hiive been brought into exis
tence ly Unit net nre the River Spin
ning company's worku for inami
factui ing tine woolen ami worsted
yams. When tin? act was pushed a
Heljiian firm having a plant worth
f2,(XH).lH)() whh exporting line urailcn
of yarn to the I'niied States on a
lare acnle. It determined to put up
11 plant in Rhode 1-1 and with the as
niatance of Iinnliuli and American
capital. Hreakintf ground in Woon
Hocket last July, it had in operation
by January four tniildinH and an
extensive plant. Its first invest
ment was lf2'-H,iKK),and within, three
months it has found itself able to
manufacture the finest linen of
fcoods most Hiiccc Hsfully. The cap
ital is to be increased to $ 1,(KMMKKI,
mid the works are to be speedily en
larged ho iis to incliidesixteen build
ings und to employ 4K) operator.
As the qualities of the yarns is hu
perior in fineness, the most skilled
labor is requited, so that wajje earn
ers in the new factories will have
the best class of mechanical labor,
aud will receive the highest waes
for it. The success of the venture
is ho well marked that it is not im
probable that thcHcljrian plant will
be abandoned or largely transferred
to Woonsocket, and n ;reat industry
introduced on n larsje scale. The
THE NEW SHIP.
The launch of the Raleigh at Nor
folk on Thursday hns an interest
not only because another fine war
nil i p is now added to those we have
afloat, but from the circumstances
of her construction. She is the first
unarniored modern steel war vessel
ever put into the water ut the gov
ernment yards, and Is likely enough
to pe the first completed. The
Maine preceded her at the Brooklyn
yard, but is an armored vessel, the
completion of which is likely to be
delayed beyond that of the Raleigh.
The latter and the Cincinnati were
begun by Secretary Tracy's orders
in the navy yards, because the bids
of the contractors wre not within
the limit fixed by congress. The
problem was one which the secre
taryhnd to face soon after assuming
office, and it was not an agreeable
one. However, he was not long in
determining to take advantage of
the proviso in the act of congress
which enabled him to build these
ships in the government yards, and
no doubt the general effect was
good, while so much was added to
the resources put under contribu
tion to hurry forward the new navy.
With the high speed which her
1,000-horse power will give her, a
good ladius of action, and a fine
battery of rapid-lire guns, the
Raleigh will be a valuable addition
to our navy.- New York Times.
HOW PROTECTION HAS WORKED
He-fore, we made any (cotton prints
in this country they were bought in
Kurope, and we paid : cents a yard
for them. We placed a protective
duty upon them. We immediately
began to establish the manufacture
here, and the price has kept on go
ing down, until to-day what do we
see? The duty on cotton prints is
4 cents a yard. They are worth
! cents, common standard prints,
in Great Britain. Xow, if the tariff
is a tax, all the domestic prints in
America should be sold for
cents a yard. AretheyV Two years
ago I sent to a friend in Manchester,
Kngland, and asked him to buy me
a piece of Knglish cotton print. He
paid 5 centaa yard for it and sent
it to me.
I asked my wife to go to a store
here in Washington not distin
guished for its cheap prices, per
haps, and get me an American print
of cqiial.quulityaud inform me what
she had to pay for it. She bought a
piece that she said was better and
she paid 3 cents a yard for it, pre
cisely the Knglish price. Thirty
tents a yard when we first applied
protection, five cents to-day, and
every yard made in this country.
We never could have established
the manufacture of those articles if
we had not adopted protection. The
price would never have fallen as low
a It lias if it had not been for pro
tection. --Congressman Dingley of
A M KINLEY DEMOCRAT.
About a week ago Governor Mc
Kinley of Ohio received by express
a big pocket knife, the first made by
the Cattaraugus Cutlery company,
whote factory at Little Falls. N. Y.,
was opened as a result of the in
creased protection to the cutlery in
dustry afforded by the Mc Kinley
law. With the knife came the fol
1 voted the democratic ticket for
nearly thirty years, but a drive
through New Luglaiid in the year
past idle cutlery factories in
BriCgeport, Naugatuck. Union City
atul lorriiigton, together with the
nearly paralyzed industries of Lake-
ville, Xorthfield, Thomaston and
Shelburne Falls, convinced me of
the error of mv ways.
1 found old fntu U. who wen
good mechanics in oar line, driven
by the cheap Dnteh knives, which
were on sale in every city mid ham
let through which I passed, out of
profitable employment, and seeking
work as common laborers, ditcii
diggers ami coal heavers. Grass
grew around many of the doors, of
Passing through the towns, I
heard Hill McKinlev and the Mc
Kinley bill talked of on every side.
1 was first convicted, then converted,
and, like Saul ot Tarsus, the scales
fell from my eyes and 1 saw the
parties contending over American
industries in their true light.
Thanks to your elforts, the Me
Kinley law was enacted, anil hard
times in our line of industry are
past. Trade is good, wages are
good, our little town has nearly
doubled its population in two
years, and we believe it will double
again In two years more.
Hoping in the near future to ad
dress you at the Kxecutive Mansion.
Washington, 1. C, instead of
Columbus, Ohio, we remain, yours
J. H. F. ClIAMPMX.
For Cattaraugus Cutlery Co.
AN ingenious superintendent of a
reform school in Jersey hasdevised
a scheme of corporal punishment
that keeps the igost incorrigible of
the boys in complete subjection.
He found after repeated trials that
the dark cell with bread and water
treatment had no appreciable effect
on the bold mid bad pupils, and it
was necessary to find a substitute
for that time honored method of
administering punishment. Taking
an ordinary electrical battery he
I laced a nponge on one handle and
an electric brush on the other. The
subject for punishment is now
taken into the private room where
this mysterious machinery is kept.
The sponge is applied to the base
of the skull and the brush is applied
to the face, neck or arms, giving
shocks that are painful enough to
leave a deep impression on the
memory if not on the body. There is
something mysterious about the
machine that inspires the culprits
with the deepest awe, and it is not
found necessary to repent the oper
ation. The apparent similarity of
the process to the o.ie used in exe
cuting criminals by electricity un
doubtedly has a great deal to do
with impressing the youngsters
with the uudesirability of under
going this particular form of pun
ishment. Lincoln Journal.
REPU3UCAN SUCCESS IN THE AIR.
Mr. Charles W. Hackett of Utica,
N. Y., who was for two or three years
chairman qf the Republican Staie
Kxecutive Committee, in talking a-
bout the outlook in New york State,
said: "The strong enthusiasm
among republicans in this state,
growing out of their earnest work
and grand success at the spring
elections, is a certain harbinger of
our Hii;cess this fall. We have the
votes to carry the state in any pres
idential election if we can hold
them together. There wasn't the
sligtest friction in any of the cities
or counties where I am acquainted
between individual republicans or
republican factions while the con
tests were going on this year. The
ojective point in every republican's
mind was the defeat of Hill ami his
methods, and the result was a
Waterloo. It is rather difficult to
say atthis time anything about the
IHcntiinent f republicans on the
presidential question. It is proba
ble that we will just drift along un
til convention time and send an tin
instructed delegation to Minneapo
lis to select the best man."
Do the veterans understand what
is being done by a democratic con
gress? The house has passed a
pension bill $.'15,(XX1,000 below Com
missioner Ratlin's estimates, and
$,00(),0(H) below the estimate of
Secretary Foster; but this same
body of democratic statesmen is
almost daily passing southern war
claims. The question of the war
being a failure seems to be a ques
Why can't the republicans of each
county organise a lodge of
"Knights of Reciprocity?" This
order is educational in its aims and
its object is the discussion of gov
ernment financial policies.
MONKY to loan on farms from til2
per cent up, on 1 to 10 years time, to
suit the borrower. Also loans tin
J. M. LKYliA, PlattsmoutU.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
WtiMi IWr vat tick, wa bar Caatona.
Wbaa aha vat a Child, aha ana fnr Caoria
Wlti aha bmni Miat, akioc to CaaMria,
WWnahh40hiltrMa. aha yaw Own Caat
Nut In Ilia I'urrhaaa.
Many New England farms are know a
to tho jieople in the ftarrutiiiding country
by tlm names of former owners, who
I rliais moved away or died many years
aj,o. Martin Baker caino from "York
state" to live cm a tine, old Vermont
The farm had lielonged to his cousin,
another Baker, and the present owner
was cuhivarinx it, an ho said, "to the
very top of the notch."
lie painted a nigti for the barn, which
announced to all lieholilers that this wad
"Mountain View Farm," but to his dis
pist he heard his new property bitokiu
vf on every hand as "tl' old Batchelor
HiH patience was greatly tried by this
fact, and at hunt he broke out in a rago
one day when a fanner who lived a
abort distance from him was explaining
to a newcomer that he, Martin Baker,
was a man who was "lixiu up th' old
Batchelor place an eal'lated t' hev it
known th' kentry raound."
"I ain't caleulatin to have it known as
tho 'Butchelhr place,' though, 1 can tell
you!" blazed Martin Baker, turning upon
his jH-trified neighbor.
"Haven't 1 lived on the place over a
year now? Didn't I buy it and pay hard
cash for it? Didn't I buy the stock, and
the pasture land, and the wood lots, and
tho meadows, and everything that ever
belonged to Batchelor? My cousin didn't
own all the laud, but I do. I've bought
every inch of it and paid for it. What
is there 1 ain't done in the huyiu line in
regard to that farm, and why don't the
folks call it by the name I've given it?
It tnads me!"
"I Bee it (loos; 1 seo it (loos," replied
tho old farmer calmly. "Ye Bee, friend
Baker, tiler's jest one way ye've over
Kjiec'lated a grain. Ye ain't bought all
of us old folks' rec'lections; an I'm
ufeard ye won't bo able to f r a year or
bo, t' put a low bgger on it. I cal'late
it's ono o' them few cases wher' time
shown for more'n money!" Youth's
Origin of the Lone Star.
Colonel J. F. Troutinan, of Fort Val
ley, (la., a courtly gentleman of the old
school, gave this interacting history:
About 115 Captain Mirabeau B. Lamar
organized a Georgia company, of which
Justice Lamar, of the supreme court,
was a member, to go to Texas to light
for her independence against Mexico
As this company passed through Knox
villo, Ga., Miss Johanna E. Troutinan,
sister of the colonel, then a beautiful
girl of eighteen, presented the company
with a silk flag, embellished only with
the "Lone Star," the Hag and the em
blem frAng her own conception. This
Georgia company distinguished itself
for bravery, and was allowed to retain
two specimens of plate, a huge silver
spoon and fork of antique design, cap
tured from Santa Anna.
When the Lone Star was adopted and
placed on tho seal of tho state of Texas
this company, by unanimous vote, at the
instance of Captain Lamar, presented to
Miss Troutinan these articles of silver
pluto in honor of being the author of the
Lone Star emblem. Captain Lamar was
afterward one of the presidents of the
Texas republic, and in his honor Lamar
county was named in 1840. Miss Trout
man afterward married a Mr. I'ope of
Montgomery, Ga., and died a few years
Bince, leaving one son, II. B. Pope, who
now lives at Home, Ga., and luw in his
possession these two pieces of tmiiiue
silver given to his mother. Dallas
Smoking In Church.
Thecustomof smoking during church
service was not confined to the laity and
minor clergy, for it is recorded that an
archbishop of York was once reproved
by tho vicar of St. Mary's, Nottingham,
for attempting to smoke in the church
The Hew John Disney, of Swinderley,
in Lincolnshire, writing on tho i;Jth of
December, 1773, to James Grainger,
says: "The affair happened in St. Mary's
church, Nottingham, when Archbishop
Blackburn was there on a visitation.
Tho archbishop had ordered some of the
apparitors or other attendants to bring
him pipes and tobacco and some liquor
into the vestry for his refreshment after
tho fatigue of confirmation. And this
coming to Mr. Disney's ears he forbade
their being brought thither; and with a
becoming spirit remonstrated with the
archbishop upon the impropriety of his
conduct, at the same time telling his
grace that his vestry should not lie con
verted into a smoking room. All the
A Fhllimophio Frenchman.
About half past 1 1 one night the con
cierge, in delivering a letter at the door
of M. Meilhac, noticed that the entrance
hall was full of smoke, and that flames
were issuing from a wooden panel. He
immediately alarmed the other families
in the building and sent for the firemen
stationed at the ministry of marine,
who were quickly on the spot. The
flames were extinguished without great
In the course of the excitement M.
Meilhac proved himself to be a philos
opher as well as a talented librettist.
Ou iH'ing told of the fire he asked
whether the pompiers had been sum
moned, and on hearing that this pre
caution hiid been taken, replied: "Well,
it is their business to put the fire out. I
rIihII not get out of bed." Pari Cor.
A I'llnlrr'a lilumlrr.
Not long since a London lady went to
a stationer and ordered a number of in
vitation cards which she proved to is
sue for an evening party. She particu
larly instructed the stationer to print
" 'igh tea" in the left hand comer of
each. When at length the cards came
home they all bore the letters "I. T." in
the corner specified. Public Opiniou.
Always the Kama.
Dix How old was yonr wife when
you were married?
Dix And that was ten years ago; she
must be thirty-six now?
Hicks No; twenty-six. New York
Jacques Jasmin, a barler and poet of
France, began life in extreme poverty.
That the pathetic events of such a child
hood must have sunk into his soul may
lie guessed from oue incident which, m
nfter years, he set down in his "Recol
lections." His grandfateV, when too
old and iuiirm to solicit alms, quietly
mado arrangements to be carried to an
almshouse in order that he might no
longer burden tho family. Jasmin says:
I was then ten years old. I was play
ing in the square with my companions,
gin led with a wooden sword, and 1 was
king, but suddenly a dreadful spectacle
disturlied my royalty. 1 saw an old
man in an armchair borne along by sev
eral persons. The bearers approached,
ami I recognized my own grandfather.
In my grief I saw only him.
I ran up to him in tears, threw myself
on his neck and kissed him. He re
turned my embrace and wept.
"Oil, grandfather," said 1, "where are
you going? Why are you leaving our
"My child," said he, "1 am going to
the almshouse, where all the Jasmins
He again embraced me, closed his
eyes and was carried away. We fol
lowed him for some time under tho
trees, and then 1 abandoned my play
and returned home, full of sorrow.
In five days the dear old man quietly
breathed his last. His wallet was hung
up on its usual nail in the room, but it
was never used again. One of the bread
winners had departed, and the family
was poorer than ever. Ou that Mon
day 1 knew and felt for the first time
that we were very poor. Fortuno came
to me years after, but for some of those
I loved she came too late.
Cactuses are the hedgehogs of the
vegetable world; their motto is "Nemo
me impune lacessit." Many a time in the
West Indies I have pushed my hand for
a second into a bit of tangled bush, aa
tho negroes call it, to seize some rare
flower or some beautiful insect and been
punished for twenty-four hours after
ward by the stings of the almost invisi
ble and glasslike little cactus needles.
The reason for this bellicose disposition
on the part of the cactuses is a tolerably
easy one to guess. Fodder is rare in the
desert. The starving herbivores that
find themselves from time to time be
lated on the confines of such thirsty re
gions would seize with avidity upon any
succulent plant which offered them food
and drink at once in their last extremity.
In the ceaseless war between herbi
vore and plant, which is waged every
day and all day long the whole world
over with far greater persistence than
the war between carnivore and prey,
only those species of plant can survive
iu such exposed situations which happen
to develop spines, thorns or prickles as
a means of defense against the mouths
of hungry and desperate assailants.
Urant Allen in Macmillau's Magazine.
The Father of Modern Jurisprudence.
Louis IX was practically the founder
of modern jurisprudence. About the
year 12 11 he noticed the abuses which
were caused in France by men taking
into their own hands the work of re
dressing their own wrongs, and pub
lished a proclamation establishing the
quarantine du roi. This forbade private
redress for wrongs for the space of forty
days after the injury was committed.
During that time the injured person
must seek redress and satisfaction iu the
king's court, and if his wrong were uot
righted at tho end of forty days he
might then take its rectification into his
This proclamation made justice speedy
and tolerably sure, although of course
its administration was in a rough and
ready way, and unless the records are at
fault some law of this kind prevailed in
Louisiana at the time when Missouri
was a part of the French king's posses
sions. Philadelphia Ledger.
How Now York Ait-Hr to a Foreigner.
Of the ugliness, conf usedness and shalv
biness of New York nothing new can be
said; but full justice is done to the Cen
tral park, which in another generation
will be the most beautiful public resort
in the world. It would, however, be al
together unfair to judge of America by
New York; no other town in the Union
can vie with it in dirt, inconvenience
and meanness of appearance. London
Writing letter Without Right.
A woman whose eyesight has passed
almost beyond the failing point finds
such relief in using the ridged tablets
upon which paper is laid that she says
all nearly blind persons should do like
wise. "They have made letter writing
a pleasure," she says, "where before it
was a pain. 1 put a pin in where I leave
off, and I can begin right again after
any interruption. Ne York Times.
Whea I on Are in Iloobt Abont a Dlamoud.
Put your finger Ijehind the Btone and
look at it through the diamond aa
through a magnifying glass. If the
stoue is genuine you will be unable to
distinguish the grain of the skin, but
with a false stone this will be plainly
visible. Furthermore, looking through
a real diamond the setting is never visi
ble, whereas it is with a false stone.
New York Herald.
The l.aM onto.
Poet They tell me I've got to die.
Editor (weeping) Yes, John.
Poet We can't take anything with us
into the ntjxt world, can we?
Editor No, John.
Poet (sadly) Then I'll have to leave
all that unpublished MS!
Editor Don't worry about that,
John, I'll see that it's buried with you.
Kate Field's Washington.
A Hear That Mould
Not He Tniueil.
ar tried to make
War which they
brook no fnmil-
The oftieers of the IV
a pet of an arctic cub
had caught. It would
iarity of any kind, but
and down the deck,
ahead aud growling
wotild walk up
aud gnawing at
fftrythinj. New Yoi
"aryth largest lino of carpets ia tho
A 11 of which wo off or at lowest possi
T3 CHEST designs in "body Brussels and
pRETTIEST and no west designs in two
ply and throe ply carpets.
EVERT piece of carpeting sold on its
merits if we scll you an all wool carpet you
iiiCriie, CAN DEPNO ON IT BcINC SO.
"PHS clis&pss'fc grades wo aro showing
this season will merit ycur attention.
(SIiEGT your carpat now and have it
mado up ready for house-cloaning.
In our line ot
SPRING :-: GOODS,
We have tlie largest and best selected line ot Dre?s
Goods we have ever showrn, both in woolen and wiwh-
00111I4 In ull tlm
New Spring Shades
AND IN BLACK.
Serges Hew French Cighams
Henriettas, Scotch Gigham
B sdf or Cord Printed Zephers
L G. DOVEY and SONO
lOFT YOU THINK
jjJf Tliat Old. Car-cot
of yours has been turned for the last time, it will hardly
stand another such beating as you gave it last spring besides
we know you are too tei.der hearted to give it such another
lashing. It will be u useless task as you cannot lash back
its respectability. I't-tte- discard it altogether and let us
fell you one of these elegant new patterns that wc have
Spi'hijj l-oqse Glebing
Will soon be upon us and you will want new carpets, cur
tains, linens, etc. We are head quarters tor anything in
this line, we can sell you hemp carpets as low as ten cents
a yard, Ingrains as low as twenty-five cents and Urussells
from fitty cents upward. This is a
NEW : DEPARTMENT
with us. We have handled them with samples but finding
that we could sell them much cheaper by having them in
etock wo liavo discarded the former method and are now
able to sell them at a very low price, will duplicate Omaha
prices every time, kind, and quality taken into consideration
Being all new goods we have no old designs iu the line, We
have just received an excellent assortment of
We can wll lace curtains tor 5 cents a pir upward, Irish
I'oint ; curtains, Tambour muslin curtains, Swiss curtains,
curtain screen in plain and fancy, table silks lor draperies,
Chenille Portieres. Also a tine line if window shades at
he lowest prices.
We have the finest line ot hiie'ns ever brought to this city.
Table cloths with nnpkins to match, Table scarfs. Burlan
drape, bleached table damask with drawn work and hem
stitched by the yard, plain damak lor drawn work, linen
crim, stamped linens, an elcjaut assortment of towels with
huiey and drawn work borders, plain and fancy Iluck and
Turkish Towels, linen sheeting and pillow casing etc.
WM. HEROLD & M.
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