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Way A ** Alan Adair....
Jabez Hutchinson received our hero
with a face as dark as a thundercloud,
hut it seemed that, when he heard
Alan’s news, he considered it import
ant enough to warrant hia intrusion
on his privacy. It appeared to Alan
that, of whatever Importance it was
to tiio firm. It was of still greater to
Hutchinson, which confirmed him In
his suspicions that he had private
dealings which had nothing to do with
the firm,
Alan talked the matter over, and
Hutchinson was Impressed with his
clear-headednpRB and the concise way
lie had of stating thiings. Little by
little he looked upon Alan with a more
favorable eye, and In the end Invited
him to stay and dine. Although Alan
did not v.ant to prolong his interview
with the brute, he accepted the invita
tion, thloklng that he would then see
the girl who had taken his fancy be
fore. Herein he was mistaken. To all
intents and purposes It was a bachelor
establishment, and the Spaniard who
came in to smoke a cigar with Hutch
inson after dinner evidcotly came
without expecting to see any ladles.
Alan rode homo. It was a perfect
moonlight night, and the road was as
clear as if It had been day. Hutchin
son had told him before he left that
he should be glad to see him again,
and the young mao was revolving in
his mind how he could accept the invi
tation, and yet not play the part of
traitor to his host. He felt sure that
Hutchinson was not acting square by
the firm; he also felt sure that he
would try and gain him over to his
aide. Instinct told him to beware of
the man; but, co the other hand, there
was the girl, who had touched the
young mail's heart by her loneliness
and her unhappiness and by her Depu
ty. If he did not go back to La Paz
all chance of seeing the gir> again
was at an end, and she had made such
an impression upon his rather suscep
tible heart that he was willing to
chance many things, but not the risk
of never seeing her again.
He was riding along in the moon
light; he was young, and adventurous
blood was in his veins. The brilliant
beauty of the night, the strong scent
of the flowers, all intoxicated him.
Suddenly a white figure flitted before
him. He reined in his horse sharply,
feeling sure that this was the girl he
was thinking of, and so it proved.
In the clear, cold moonlight her face
looked white, and the shadows round
her eyes deep. She had a soft, cooing
voice. Alan thought she was more
beautiful than he had even at first im
agined her to be.
“I have watched for you," she said
softly. There was not a trace of co
quetry in her voice and she was simply
stating a fact. "You were so long that
I grew anxious."
He could see that she wanted to say
something, and yet was half afraid.
She looked round nervously. “No one
is about,” he said, reassuringly.
"No.” She still hesitated and still
looked around her. “Mr. Mackenzie."
she said at last desperately, “do not
think ill of me. I do not want to say
what I am going to say, and I know
a child ought to reverence her father,
but-” She gave a long, shuddering
“I understand,” he said, quickly.
“No, you do not!” she answered
quickly. “It is not because he has
struck me—he did it before, and I
never mkided it until today. You see,
he still thinks I am a child, but I am
afraid for you. Ob, I must warn you!
Do not come here again!"
“Why not?” he asked. “I am not a
child to be told to do a thing without
a reason.”
“There was a young English clerk
who used to come out here to see my
father,” she said, very slowly, “and
after six months he had eqjbezxled
some money or something, and ki the
end he could not face the inquiry;
She stopped; he could see the horror
in her face.
“What did he do?” asked Alan, In
his quiet, manly voice.
“He committed suicide,” said the
“But I am not of that sort,” said
Alan. "I have my eyes open, and
never do anythkig without a reason.”
“There have been men—young men
—coming backwards and forwards to
the house, and there always has been
one end to It all, and I cannot bear It.
My father rulna them smvier or later.
As soon as they know too much some
thing happens.”
"What do you want me to do then?”
asked Alan.
"Don't come back here,” she begged
“I cannot promise that,” be said ,
quietly And In the moonlight he look t
ed into her dark eyea.
“Why not?” she asked, but she low
ered h*r lids
Itecawee * he said boldly, “It will
be my Ml/ chance of seeing you
again "
There Was a little ettenre and then
the girl spok* Hut If i<
prove dangerous to yog I should never
hirglve myself' ”
Then Alan laughed a good fraak
laugh “The one thing that will he
I a age rows |« me le you." he aald “and
I am guitg to court that danger '
•he laughed, loo Alae looked as
brave and bonny that any woman
would have loved to have been courted
by him. "Very well.” she, "Mr.
Mackenzie, you have been warned,
and so have I.”
“Tell me your name,” hp said.
"My name? It is a common enough
one here—It Is Veronica.”
"It Is a very beautifful one,” he
said. And then he took oft his cap
and bade her good night; and his
dreams that night were full of moon
light and a dark-eyed, slim girl, and
all the sort of thing that a young man
dreams about when for the first time
he enters upon the realms of ro
He remembered the financial crisis
only the next morning, when he saw
Hutchinson again. He told Demputer
of his Interview; but here he fojnd
himself In a difficulty. It was difficult
to talk to his chief of the man he mis
trusted, and yet to know that he was
valuable to the firm and knew many of
its secrets. He could not tell Demp
ster that what he suspected was that
Hutchinson had secret dealings with
the government, and that he moBtly
knew of events before they became
public property, and so could buy and
sell to greater advantage, using the
capital of the firm for his own pur
pose, for that was what Alan sus
Richard Dempster saw that the
young man was keeping something
back, although of course he could not
guess what It was.
"Rook here, Mackenzie,” he said. “I
don't want to force your confidence.
I can see you have something on your
mind; but I can trust your father's
son sufficiently to know that if It
ought to be brought to my notice you
would not hesitate to do so.”
i ne rad is, sir, sain Alan, 'nat i
have as yet nothing tangible to lay be
fore you; but that, not having any
proof at all, It is rather difficult to
come to you and to say, 'Do you trust
this man or that man.' ”
“Quite right,” said Dempste',. And
then they began talking of something
else, and had a good long consulta
tion on the present state of affairs. It
was only when he was leaving that
his chief said to him: "By the way,
did you have any difficulty In finding
Hutchinson's little cottage. He tells
me that it is some way out; he pre
fers the country."
Alan looked at Dempster to see if
he were speaking Jestingly; but no,
his words were evidently uttered in
perfect good faith. He believed in
Hutchinson’s cottage. "I had no dif
ficulty, sir,” he replied. “Any one could
tell you it is not a cottage, but a fine,
large place."
“Oh,” said Dempster, laughing,
“then that is Hutchinson's modesty,
is it? I must chaff him about it!”
“I hope you won’t, sir!” said Alan
quickly. "Pleabo say nothing about
Dempster looked at the young man
curiously. “I will say nothing If you
do not wish it; but I own that your
manner makes me strangely uneasy.”
“I want it to do that,” said Alan,
and left him.
Matters, however, grew very dis
turbed, and Dempster had reason to
believe that the government was very
unstable. Alan Mackenzie was sent
backwards and forwards to La Paz. It
began to be very exciting, for every
day he seemed to see more clearly
that Hutchinson was playing a double
game. He had Dempster's confi
dence. Alan knew that, among other
things the firm was importing, there
were firearms, and he felt almost sure
that Hutchinson was In league with
some malcontents, and that these
arms were meant for them. Life
grew very Interesting, and every day
seemed big with chances; and every
evening that he made his way to La
Paz he found Veronica awaiting him.
First of all she came to warn him,
then she came haauuse she feared him,
and lastly she came because she loved
him. And he—he felt that he loved
her. too. It was not the same tender,
all-enduring affection that be would
have given to un Knglish girl, not the
love thut desires nothing except to be
loved In the same absorbing way; but
It was more the tender, protective love
that a man gives to one weaker than
himself. Veronica was not his equal
In mental power he knew.
She had had very little education,
and could hardly do more than read
and write. She sang In a sweet, full
voire without any art, bemuse sing
ing came natural to her. and she play
ed a guitar by ear; but she had no ac
complishments nor any learning
She was a pure, Innocent, beautiful
child, who wanted to be loved and
cherished. Her father hsd been cruel
to her. and she feared him. Alan had
Keen good to her. and she loved him
passionately. and would have gone
through lira and water to serve him.
And ao weeks went by. and nt laat
there mme a day when the proofs of
llutchinaoa'a double dealing were la
Alan's bands lie must go with them
to Dempster nr the ruin of the brut
might ensue If by any chance ihe
editing gorwrameat Dario d that the
respected KagHah arm waa providing
1 he Insurgents w h flr<-aim* itfi»
would be an end to the boose that
Kb bard I torn peter bad built up wttb
mi murk rare
liut then there waa Veronica Alan
knew that the meat participate In h*»
father’s rivjn. Th» thought of ths
poor, genr*» girl, made to sufTer by her
father, without a soul to help her, was
U>o much for the young man. He
lcved her quite sufficiently to want to
rhleld her from auy harm. There was
only one thing to do: He must tell
Dempstcf of Hutchinson's treachery,
and he must persuade Veronica to be
come his wife sec'etly. It must be
secretly, for no one know either of
Veronica or of anything else. And so,
went to his chief.
Richard Dempster looked very grave
indeed at the news. The two men sat
up ail night in consultation. Hutch
inson was to be dismissed at once;
there was nothing else for it. And
then Alan made a requea*. “Will you
send me to Santa Rosa at once?" he
said. “I don't care to stop on here
after I have been the means of getting
rid of Hutchinson; 1 don't want to
benefit by his fall.'*
“I shall miss you. my lad,” said
Dempster. “I hail hoped you would
have settled among us; but 1 suppose
you have other plans."
He looked at Alan, who reddened.
The young man had known for some
time that even his chief's daughter
would not have denied him; but then
he thought of Ills lovely, dark-haired
Veronica, who had no one but him
self. No, he had ruined her father,
she must be his care—and a very
sweet care, too! Perhaps not the
ideal, the perfect marriage he had
dreamed of in other days, when soul
goes out to soul, and man and woman
have but one Idea, one thought; but
a marriage born of love and respect,
a protective, not a passionate love,
although Veronica was beautiful
enough to cause many a man’s heart
to beat quickly.
The very evening he had his talk
with Ills chief he rode out to Da Paz,
but this time not to see Hutchinson.
Veronica would he in the avenue, and
Veronica must be wooed to give her
consent; the two had but a short time.
"You will trust me, Veronica?" he
"To the death," said the girl; "but
Alan, I am afraid if he hears of your
part in his ruin he will kill you sooner
or later.”
"He will hear of it,” said Alan
gravely. "I am not the man to let
another do my dirty work. And will
you wait for mo at Santa Rosa, my
darling? I will make all necessary
arrangements, and will be married the
day I come.”
And so matters were arranged, and
Veronica promised; and this was the
end of Alan Mackenzie's life in Rio.
(To be continued.)
I’arlor Muglo.
A feat which any one can perform
with little or no practice Is that of
placing fourteen matches upon a table
and lifting them all up upon one of
the matches. This is how it is done;
Pick out one match—the one that has
the flatest surface—and then place six
of the other matches about one-fourth
each across the first one, each of the
six being parallel to each other and
the thickness of a match distant from
each other. Next place six other
matches one-fourth each across the
first match, but from the other side,
all parallel and In the spaces left by
the arrangement of the first six
matches. Now take the fourteenth
match, lay It over the twelve matches
where they intersect, and by carefully
lifting match No. 1 and holding match
No. 14 in place you will accomplish
without difficulty the feat.—Adelaide
Herrmann in the June Woman's Home
Fabulous I’rlce for Letter.
One thousand pounds was the sum
paid by the late Bernard Quarltch for
an autograph letter, of Columbus,
which he afterwards exhibited at the
World's Fair in Chicago. A wealthy
collector of autographs In Chicago in
1898 offered through the American
Press to pay $100,000 for a genuine
autograph letter of Shakespeare. Only
Severn are known to be in existence,
and as to three doubtB have been ex
pressed as to their genuineness. Two
letters of Mary Queen of Scots, writ
ten just before her execution, are said
to have cost an English collector $20,
000. The one letter existing in Ti
tian's handwriting was sold for $600,
ntnd a letter of Raphael's for $300. The
one letter written by Corneille which
was ever sold was purchased by Alfred
Morrison for $800.
Travelers' Anuoyancea.
A clever observer says of her expe
riences in a drawing-room car: "There
sit directly behind you those who wash
their family linen for the benefit of the
traveling public, he accusing her of all
sorts of Irregularities with other men,
whom he judges by himself, and she
defying him to name just one man. and
finally going Into hysterics. Then there
Is the woman in front of you all scent
ed up with white rose, and beside her
Is the man who pares and deans his
nails with a pocked knife and uses the
same blade to pick hta teeth. Then
there la the sweet tittle child who auaps
the window catch or thumps the win
dow paue. which aeenia to be mualc tn
the fond mother's ears '—New York
■»U Imm I'ofalsllns,
The population of Ireland still ap
pears to be on the decline The quar
terly return of the registrar-general up i
to the last day of March shows a de
cease of to lli, of whom $3o] was
debited to emigration The estimated
population of Ireland la now tMt.HO>
>*/ little more than half what H tews
la IMI, when it atiaat at PITS.Mo
There Is a limit at which hirhmp
save .eases to he i virtue Harks
flunk Depot 1(4 More Tlian Donhlfd
l mlrr 1 IiIn Republican A dm I flint ration
— A ( ompurlHon of (lie luurriMe In
\ulucii of I.lvu Stoc k and Staple Crop*,
The Democratic party Is notoriously
an anti-prosperity party, and the farm
ers and wage earners In Kansas and
Missouri must not allow themselves to
be led away by the false promises and
calamity bowling of their friends vho
are assembling today iu national con
Missouri has sained $128,000,000 In
wealth under this Republican admin
The state of Kansas has gained al
most $100,000 In wealth under this Re
publican administration.
These substantial facts, showing
that great prosperity has visited Mis
souri and Kansns during the last three
years, should not be forgotten by their
citizens during the whirl and excite
ment of the Democratic convention.
Our statements are from official fig
ures and show the Increase In wealth
in these two states to be as follows:
1896 1899.
Livestock ...$ 80,049,272 $132,759,873
Crops . 83.303,684 111,391.831
Hank deposits. 17,147,160 33,503,101
Total _$180,500,116 $277,656,805
In 1899. $97,156,689
1896. 1899.
Live stock ...$ 93,718,709 $113,806,386
Crops . 58,219.870 78,411,465
Hank deposits. 53.921,953 141,726,449
Total ....$205,860,532 $333,944,300
In 1899. $128,083,768
In Kansas it will be noted that the
farmers have Rained $80,000,000
through the increased value of their
live stock and principal crops this year
as compared with 1896. In Missouri
the farmers have gained $40,000,000
this year alone from the same source.
The following detailed statement of
values of live stock Is official, being
tkaen from the returns of the de
partment of agriculture:
Jan. 1, Jan. 1,
1896. 1900.
Horses .$20,609,057 $26,695,789
Muies . 2.845,995 3,827,859
Cows . 13.778.371 22,999,438
Cattle . 33,903.604 62,401,253
Sheep . 413,966 835,534
Swine . 8,498,279 16,000,000
Total .$80,049,272 $132,759,873
Jan. 1, Jan. 1,
1896. 1900.
Hornes.$23,039,549 $24,891,718
Mules . 6,914,427 7,210,321
Cows . 17.359,416 18,868,307
Cattle. 32,565,492 36,981,329
Sheep . 1,475,953 1,854,711
Swine. 12,718.709 24,000,000
Total .$93,718,709 $113,806,386
In Kansas the largest gains to far
mers have been in their cattle and
hogs. This they well know, because
their returns when selling their live
stock have been so much larger this
year than they were under a Demo
cratic administration.
The next table shows the improve
ment in the price of the staple crops
grown by farmers, which represent an
increase of $28,000,000 for Kansas, and
over $20,000,000 for Missouri:
1896. 1899.
Corn .$44,592,121 $59,405,306
Wheat . 19,400,505 19,963,383
Oats . 3,809,401 8,608,470
Barley . 19,065 839,455
Hay . 13,316,122 18,045,678
Potatoes . 2,015,803 4,259,866
Wool . 150,667 249,673
Total .$83,303,684 $111,391,831
. 1896. 1899,
Corn .$35,353,730 $48,874,519
Oat*. 3.374,583 4,871,844
Cotton . 747,689 1,324,800
Hay . 15,996.275 19,339,962
Potatoes . 2,435,869 3,502.998
Wool. 311,724 497,342
Total .$58,219,870 $78,411,465
Corn, oata. hay and potatoes show
the largest gains in both states While
wool Is not ao much grown here as In
the far western states, still the in*
crease under protection in the value
of the clip has been satisfactory to
those farmers who raise sheep.
tn Missouri this year's cotton crop
was worth almost twice as much as It
was in 1896 under the Democratic ad*
I.astly. an eaaminatlon of the num
ber of bank depcslta In Kanaaa and
Missouri la full of facta upon which
our cltlsens can congratulata them
selves. The figure* i*e taken from
the last annual report of the comp
troller of the currency:
In the stale of Kansas there were
(3,151 people who had bank accounts
in 1**4; last year there were luo »tu
bank accounts in thst state.
In 1*91 the total ilcjmetts In Kansas
amounted to $U 117.16m, last year th
iols! amount of the deposits was |-1J,•
Thera has been an increase of prac
tically 1*6 per rent, both In the num
her uf people who had money to de
posit In the banks, and In the total
amount uf money on deposit in Kansas
!n I ha stats uf Missouri there «e»e
V* »6T per eons PM had hnni a
counts In 1894; last year there were
213,009 bank accounts. In 1894 the to
tal amount of deposits in Missouri was
$53,921,653. In 1899 the deposits In
ail the banks of Missouri had increased
to $141,726,449.
While the number of depositors In
Missouri had increased by 90 per cent,
the total amount of money deposited
had Increased by 160 per cent.
These facts and figures do not show
the increase in the business done at
the stores, mines and factories, nor the
larger amount of wages paid to the
thousands of people who earn their
livelihood in these two states.
While the Democratic orators are en
larging upon the benefits that will
happen to tho country if a Democratic
president and Democratic congress Ire
elected this year, our citizens should
not neglect the blessings and pros
perity which they have derived under
the Republican administration that is
now in power.
It Is unwise to throw away the sub
stance for the shadow.
KnglDliiii*n Do Not ICiitliuae Over 111m
II* n o hi I nil t ion*
London, June 23 (Copyright, 1900, by
the New York Tribune.)—If there bo
any doubt in the United States respect
ing English opinion of McKinley and
Republican politics, it may be dispelled
by the reticence of tho London and
provincial press respecting the work
of the Philadelphia convention. There
are few comments on it, and such as
there are have a perfunctory sound.
These aro not eulogies of McKinley,
and the Republican party Is not em
barrassed by English patronage or
flattery. The party platform is des
cribed as moderate and tho nomina
tions as gooil as the circumstances
permitted. The nearest approach to
complaint Is the Spectator's remark
that McKinley is possibly too much of
a politician, but that he has won and
receives International respect.
i no r.iigumi press is preoccupieu
with affairs In South Africa and
China, and has no space in reserve for
a trivial Incident in Anglo-Saxon his
tory, such as the election of a presi
dent by a nation of eighty millions.
Moreover, there are no illusions hero
respecting either President McKinley
or the Republican party. Both are
known to be downright American anti
not In any sense English. President
McKinley is not suspected of having
ever made an apology for Introducing
the tariff bill which bore his name,
and the party which renominated him,
so far from repudiating protectionism,
has reaffirmed it and added to it subsi
dies for American shipping.
Nobody in England ever speaks of
McKinley as anything but an uncom
promising champion of American ideas
and policies. Hence his renomination
is received here without enthusiasm
and with quiet reserve, as possibly not
the best choice, but one which divides
the Republican party least.
$323,000,000 FOR FARMERS,
I Hut lVnr'ii Ntupl*) Crop* \V«*r» That
Murli More Thun In lHilft.
'flie American farmer is prospering
when well-paid wage-earners are
carrying well-filled dinner pails, as tho
following comparison of the farm val
ues of principal crops shows:
1895. 1899.
Crop. Total Value. Total Value.
Corn .$544,985,534 $629,210,110
Wheat. 237,938,998 319,545,269
Oats . 163,655,068 198,167,975
Rye . 11,964,826 12,214,118
Barley . 29,312,413 29,594,254
Potatoes .... 78,984,901 89,328,832
Cotton . 260,338,096 332,000,000
Hay . 393,185,615 411,926,187
Tobacco . 35,574,220 45,000,000
Flax . 12,000,000 24,000,000
$1,767,939,671 $2,090,986,735
Plenty of work and good wages fol
low the opening of the mills, increas
ing the home market for farm pro
duce so as to make these ten staple
crops worth upwards of $323,000,000
more to the American farmer than un
der the Democratic free-trade Adminis
tration, which shut our mills, killed
our home industries, and gave our
trade to foreigners.
Add to this increase of $323,000,000
the advance of $633,000,000 in the value
of live stock within the last few years,
and it will be seen that the farmers of
the country have gained almost a
round bllllou dollars through the bet
ter times under this Republican ad
ministration. without estimating the
Increased values of their fruit, butter,
cheese, eggs, vegetables and other
small crops, to say nothing of the In
creased price |mid for wool.
A Point for farmer*
Democrats are trying to make the
farmeis discontented because they are
paying a little more money this year
for their wire nails and wire for fenc
ing Of course they never point out
to the farmers that his extra profit this
year on two or three bushels of corn
will pay for any increase In the price
of a keg of uatia, and that his profits
on all bla farm products In this year
alone will pay for many times the
rtiai of his barbed wire, besides leaving
him a handsome surplus to put in
bank or pay off kla mortgage.
Hap«l»0«*N lurlS Maaalt
During President Harrison's term of
«iftt< e the total i lutooii receipts under
tke Kinley tariff amounted to $i«p,
tt > mm more than Ike receipts derived
from tke Wilson bill under President
Cleveland A tariff fur revenue only
la a misnomer
MW Me4 Me lae Matk.
Tammany will be somewhat w»rvooe
its Pmg as tW*ld H lllll teckigsaljr
|ix|l«i tke lee tonga
Their Vitlue as a Market for PiMifM
of 1’areot.
The non-British world buys 15 per
cent of its total foreign merchandise
from the United Kingdom; the British
colonial world buys 43 per cent of Its
foreign merchandise from the United
Kingdom. The total imports of the
British colonies amount to $1,075,000,
000 annually, and Great Britain, by
supplying 43 per cent of this instead of
15 per cent, which she averages in tho
commerce of other countries, makes an
additional market for $300,000,000 an
nually of her products. Her total ex
ports to foreign countries (omitting
the colonies) are $1,130,000,000, or 15
per cent of their total imports, and If
to this were added a like percentage of
tho Imports of the colonies her total
sales would be $1,190,000,000, instead of
the grand total of $1,480,000,000 which
she enjoyed in 1896, the year to whtch
these figures relate. It is thus appar
ent that her sales are enlarged through
her colonial system in tho sum of
about $300,000,000 In round figures per
annum, thus increasing by 25 per cent
her total exports, and creating by her
colonial system a market for $300,000,
000 worth of her products and manu
Not only has Great Brltlan added to
her market by bringing the 350,000,000
people of her colonies Into the colonial
relationship, but there has evidently
been, through the material develop
ment which lias followed this rela
tionship, a great Increase In the pur
chasing power. The construction of
highways, harbors, railways, and tele
graphs has evidently quickened tho
general business conditions and, with
the Increased activity and prosperity,
enlarged the consuming power.
That the construction of roads, har
bors, railways, and telegraphs and tho
establishment of postal and banking
facilities must Increase the activity,
productiveness, and consequent con
suming power goes without saying.
The railways now in the British colon
ies alone are more than 55,000 miles in
length, the telegraph lines nearly 150,
000 miles in length, and the highways
far in excess of that. A large propor
tion of the railway lines is under the
control of, and In many cases operated
by, the government, and It is an Inter
esting fact that the lines operated by
the government expend a smaller pro
portion of their total receipts in run
ning expenses than those operated by
private corporations. In nearly all the
colonies there are savings banks In
conjunction with the postofflees, and
the deposits in the savings banks of
the colonics umount to more than
In the Import trade of Gre*t Brit
ain the colonies also prove advantage
ous from the British standpoint. Over
one-flfth of the more than two billion
dollars which Great Britain sends out
side of her immediate limits in pur
chase of supplies is spent among the
people of her colonies, anu thus large
ly contributes to the prosperity of ei
ther British colonists or British cap
ital. That the industries of the col
onies are to a considerable extent con
trolled by British capital goes without
saying, and that the expenditure of
nearly $500,000,000 of British money In
British colonies each year for the
products of those colonies must benefit
the capital thus employed and so re
flect to the business advantage of the
home country whence that capital is
drawn is equally apparent. The total
Imports into Great Britain from the
colonies In 1896 were over £93,000,000,
and In 1891 were over £99,000,000, or
In round terms, $500,000,000, forming
more than one-flfth of the total im
ports Into the United Kingdom.
The following table shows the ex
ports anil Imports of the United King
dom to and from its colonies in 1897:
British India.£28.009,385
Australasia... 23,695,970
North Anuyican Colonies.,,. 6,464,880
Cape of Good Hope. 10,766,168
Straits Settlements. 2,538,916
Hongkong. 2,079,951
Natal . 3,621,373
Ceylon . 1.070,932
West India Islands. 2,709,497
Channel Islands. 1,303,259
. 52L204
Malta. 856,694
Gibraltar. 677,781
Niger Protectorate . 608,193
Gold Coast . 482.378
Sierra Leone. 387,728
Mauritius . 303.487
Aden . 173.357
British Honduras . 93,830
Other British possessions... 600.386
Total to and from colonies..£86.961.369
British India.£24,813 099
Australasia . 29.362.129
North American Colonies.... 19.538.998
Cape of Good Hope. . 4,195,741
Straits Settlements . 3.643,224
tlongkoug. 606.314
Natal. 752.251
Ceylon . 4 6*8 27*
West India Island*... 1,976 645
Channel Islands .. 1.327.111
I .ague . I I'rt) 913
Malta ....... . 71.903
Gibraltar . 59.365
Niger protectorate . 331 617
Gold Coast... 460.131
Sierra Leone .. 210.721
Mauritius ..... ............. 94546
Aden.. .. 175.319
British Honduras .......... 227.606
Other British possession* .. 331,745
Tolsl to and from colon lea £94 011 933
|| wilt be assn by lbs above tgures
that the • iport! from England to her
,oioalee amount* to 5430 000 000 an
nually as one third as much as the
total esport* of the Patted Stales ths
valve of the pound tier ting la tkkk
ths esport* are elated being 54 *6
leatova? caves* more evil than m>»*.
I »y and ease mure then both