Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, August 10, 1899, Image 7

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' 'All the GnriucntH Smell of Myrrh , nnd
Aloes , nnd C'nMln , Out of the l\ory
I'nlncr " Kroin the Hook of Fanliug ,
Chapter xl , Ycru 8 ,
( Copyright 1S99 by Louis Klopsch. )
Among the grand adornments of the
city of Paris Is the Church of Notre
Dame , with Its great towers and elab
orate rose windows , and sculpturing of
the last Judgment , with the trumpeting
angels and rising dead ; Its battlements
of quntre-foll ; Its sacristy , with ribbed
celling nnd statues of saints. But there
was nothing In all that building which
more vividly appealed to my plain re
publican tastes than the costly vest
ments which lay in oaken presses-
robes that had been embroidered with
gold , and been woin by popes and arch
bishops on great occasions. There was
n robe that had been worn by Plus
VII. at the crowning of the first Na
poleon. There was also a vestment
that had been worn nt the baptism of
Napoleon II. As our guide opened the
oaken presses , and brought out these
vestments of fabulous coat , and lifted
them up , the fragrance of the pungent
aromatlcs In which they had been pre
served filled the place with a sweet
ness that was almost oppressive. Nothing -
ing that had been done in stone more
vividly Impressed me than these things
that had been In cloth , and embroidery
nnd perfume. But today I open the
drawer of this text , and I look upon
I ; the kingly robes of Christ and as I lift
them , flashing with eternal jewels , the
whole house Is filled with the nroma of
these garments , which "smell of
myrrh , and aloes , and cassia , out of
the Ivory palaces. "
In my text the king steps forth. His
robes rustle and blaze as ho advances.
His pomp and power and glory over
master the spectator. More brilliant
is he than Queen Vashti , moving amid
the Persian princes ; than Marie An
toinette , on the day when Louis XVI.
put upon her the necklace of SOO diamonds
mends ; than Anne Boleyn , the day
when Henry VIII. welcomed her to his
palace all beauty and all pomp for
gotten while we stand In the presence
of this Imperial glory , king of Zlon ,
king of earth , king of heaven , king
forever ! His garments not worn out ,
not dust-bedraggled ; but radiant and
jeweled and redolent. It seems as If
they must have been pressed a hundred
years amid the flowers of heaven. The
wardrobes from which they have been
taken must hnvo been sweet with clus
ters of camphlreand frankincense , and
all manner of precious wood. Do yon
not inhale the odors ? Ay , ay , "They
smell of myrrh , and aloes , and cassia ,
out of the Ivory palaces. "
Your first curiosity Is to know why
the robes of Christ are odorous with
myrrh. This was a bright-leafed Abys
sinian plant. It was trlfollatcd. The
Greeks , Egyptians , Romans and Jews >
bought and sold It at a high price. The
first present that was ever given to
Christ was a sprig of myrrh thrown on
his infantile bed in Bethlehem , nnd the
last gift that Christ ever had was
myrrh pressed into the cup of his cru
cifixion. The natives would take a
stone and bruise the tree , and then
It would exude a gum that would satu
rate all the ground beneath. This gum
was used for purposes of merchandise.
One piece of It , no larger than a chest
nut , would whelm a whole room with
odors. It was put in closets , in chests ,
in drawers , In rooms and Its perfume
adhered almost Interminably to nny-
thing that was anywhere near it. So
when la my text I read that Christ's
garments smell of myrrh , I Immedlate-
ly conclude the exquisite sweetness of
I know that to many he Is only like
any historical person ; another John
Howard ; another philanthropic Ober-
llu ; another Confucius ; a grand sub
ject for a painting , a heroic theme for
a poem ; a beautiful form for a statue ;
but to those who have heard his voice ,
and felt his pardon , and received his
benediction , he Is music and light , and
warmth , and thrill , and eternal fra
grance sweet as a friend sticking to
you when all else betray ; lifting you
up while others try to push you down ;
not so much like morning-glories , that
bloom only when the sun is coming up ,
uor like "four-p'clocks , " that bloom
only when the sun Is going down , but
like myrrh , perpetually aromatic the
same morning , noon and night ; yesterday -
terday , today , forever. It seems as If
wo cannot wear him out. We put on
him all our burdens , and allllct him
with all our griefs , and set him fore
most In all our battles ; and yet he Is
ready to lift , and to sympathize and to
help. We have so Imposed upon him
fy that one would think In eternal affront
j he would quit our soul , and yet today
he addresses us with the same tender
ness , dawns upon us with the same
smile , pities us with the same com
There Is no name like his for us. It
It more Imperial than Caesar's , more
musical than Beethoven's , moro con
quering than Charlemagne's , more elo
quent than Cicero's. It throbs with all
life. It weeps with all pathos. It
groans with all pain. It stoops with all
condescension. It breathes with all
perfume. Who like Jesus to set a
broken bone , to pity a homeless or
phan , to nurse a sick man , to take a
prodigal back without any scolding ,
to lllumlno a cemetery all ploughed
with graves , to make a queen unto
Qed out of the lost woman , to catch
the tears of human sorrow In a
lachrymatory that shall never be
broken ? Who has such an eye to see
our need , such a lip to kiss away our
sorrow , such a hand to snatch us out
of the fire , such n foot to trample our
enemies , such a heart to embrace all
our necessities ? I struggle for some
metaphor with which to express him ;
he Is not like the bursting forth of n
full orchestra ; that Is too loud. Ho Is
net like the sea when lashed to rage
by the tempest ; that Is too boisterous.
He is not like thu mountain , its brow
wreathed with the lightnings ; that Is
lee solitary. Give us a softer type , a
gentler comparison. Wo have seemed
to sec him with our eyes , and to hear
him with our ears , and to touch him
( vlth our hands. Oh , that today ho
might appear to some other one of our
five senses ! Ay , the nostril shall dis
cover his presence. He comes upon us
like spice gnlcs from heaven. Yea , his
garments smell of lasting and all-per
vasive myrrh.
Would that you all knew his sweet
ness ! how soon you would turn from
all other attractions ! If the philoso
pher leaped out of his bath In a frenzy
of Joy , and clapped his hands nnn
rushed through the streets , because ho
had found the solution of a mathemat
ical problem , how will you feel leapIng -
Ing from the fountain of a savior's
mercy and pardon , washed clean nnd
made white ns snow , when the question
has been solved : "How can my soul
no saved ? " Naked , frost-bitten , storm-
lashed soul , let Jesus this hour throw
around thee the "garments that smell
of myrrh , and aloes , and cassia out of
Ivory palaces. "
Your second curiosity Is to know
why the robes of Jesus are odorous
with aloes. There Is some difference
of opinion about where these aloes
grow , what is the color of the flower ,
what Is the particular appcaranco of
the herb. Suffice It for you and me to
know that aloes mean bitterness tbo
world over , and when Christ comes
with garments bearing that particular
odor , they suggest to mo the bitterness
of a Savior's sufferings. Were there
ever such nights as Jesus lived through
nights on the mountains , nights on
the sea , nights In the desert ? Whoever
over had such a hard reception as
Jesus had ? A hostelry the first , an un
just trial in oyer and termlner another ,
a foul-mouthed , yelling mob the last.
Was there a space on his back as wide
as your two fingers where he was not
whipped ? Was there a space on his
brow an inch square where ho was not
cut of the briers ? When the spike
struck at the Instep , did It not go clear
through to the hollow of the foot ?
Oh , long deep , bitter pilgrimage !
Aloes ! aloes !
* * *
According to my text , ho comes "out
of the ivory palaces. " You know , or ,
If you do not know , I will tell you now ,
that some of the palaces of olden tlmo
were adorned with ivory. Ahab and Solomon
omen had their homes furnished with
It. The tusks of African and Asiatic
elephants were twisted Into all man
ners of shapes , and there were stairs
of Ivory , and chairs of ivory , and ta
bles of Ivory , and floors of ivory , and
pillars of Ivory , and windows of Ivory ,
and fountains that dropped into baelns
of ivory , and rooms that had ceilings
of Ivory. Oh , white and overmastering
beauty ! Green tree branches sweepIng -
Ing the white curbs. Tapestry trailing
the snowy floors. Brackets of light
flashing on the lustrous surroundings.
Silvery music rippling on the beach of
the arches. The mere thought of It al
most stuns my brain , and you say :
"Oh , If I could only have walked over
such floors ! If I could have thrown
myself Into such a chair ! If I could
have heard the drip and dash of those
fountains ! " You shall have something
better than that If you only let Christ
introduce you. From that place he
came , and to that place he proposes to
transport you , for his "garments smell
of myrrh , and aloes , and cassia , out of
the ivory palaces. " What a place
heaven must be ! The Tullerles of the
French , the Windsor castle of the Eng
lish , the Spanish Alhambra , the Rus
sian Kremlin , are mere dungeons com
pared with it ! Not so many castles on
either side the Rhine as on both sides
of the river of God the Ivory palaces !
One for the angels , Insufferably bright ,
winged , fire-eyed , tempest-charioted ;
one for the martyrs , with blood-red
robes from under the altar ; one for
the King , the steps of his palace the
crown of the church militant ; one for
the singers , who lead the one hundred
and forty nnd four thousand ; one for
you , ransomed from sin ; one for me ,
plucked from the burning. Oh , the
Ivory palaces !
Today it seems to me as If the windows
dews of those palaces were Illumined
for some great victory , and I look and
see , climbing the stairs of Ivory , and
walking on floors of ivory , and look
ing from the windows of ivory , some
whom we knew and loved on earth.
Yes , I know them. There are father
and mother , not eighty-two years and
seventy-nine years , as when they left
us , but blithe and young as when on
their marriage day. And there are
brothers and sistersmerrier than when
we used to romp across the meadows
together. The cough gone. The can
cer cured. The erysipelas healed. The
heartbreak over. Oh , how fair -they
are In the ivory palaces ! And your
dear little children that went out from
you Christ did not let one of them
drop as ho lifted thorn. He did not
wrench one of them from you. No.
They went as from one they loved well
to One whom they loved better. If I
should take your little child and press
its soft face against my rough cheek ,
I might keep It a little while ; but when
you , the mother , came along It would
struggle to go with you. And so you
stood holding your dying child when
Jesus passed by In the room , and the
little one sprang out to greet him. That
Is all. Your Christian dead did not go
down Into the dust , and the gravel ,
nnd the mud. Though It rained all that
funeral day , and the water came up to
the wheel's hub as you drove out to
the cemetery , It made no difference to
them , for they stepped from the home
here to the home there , right Into the
Ivory palaces. All Is well with them.
All Is well.
It Is not a dead weight that you lift
whe.i you carry a Christian out. Jesus
makes the bed up soft with velvet
promises , and ho says , "Put her down
hero very gently. Put tbn head which
will never ache again on this pillow of
hallelujahs. Send up word that the
procession Is coming. Hlng the bells 1
Rlngl Open your gates , ye Ivory pal
aces ! " And so your loved ones are
there. They are just as certainly there ,
having died In Christ , ns that you are
here. There Is only one thing moro
they want. Indeed , there Is one thing
In heaven they have not got. They
want It. What Is It Your company.
But , oh , my brother , unless you change
your tack you cannot reach that har
bor. You might as well take the South
ern Pacific railroad , expecting In that
ill re 'ton to reach Toronto , as to go
on In the way eomo of you arc going ,
and yet expect to reach the Ivory pala
ces. Your loved ones are looking out of
the windows of heaven now. and yet
you seem to turn your back upon them.
You do not seem to know the sound of
their voices as well as you used to , or
to be moved by the slsht ot tholr dear
faces. Call louder , ye departed ones !
Call louder from the Ivory palaces ! "
When I think of that nlaco.nnd think
of my entering It , I feel awkward ; I
feel as sometimes when I have been exposed -
posed to the weather , and my shoes
have been bcmlred , and my coat Is
soiled , and my hair is disheveled , and
I stop In front of some fine residence
where I hnvo an errand. 1 feel not fit
to go In as I am , and sit among the
guests. So fiome of ns fool about
heaven. We need to bo washed ; wo
need to bo rehabilitated before we go
into the ivory palaces. Eternal God ,
let the surges of thy pardoning mercy
rc'l over us ! I want not only to wash
my hands and my feet , but , like some
skilled diver , standing on the pier
head , who leaps Into a wave and comes
up at a far distant point from where ho
went In , so I want to go down , and so
I want to como up. 0 Jesus , wash mo
In the waves of thy salvation !
And hero I ask you to solve a mys
tery that has been oppressing mo for
thirty years. I have been asking it of
doctors of divinity who have been
studying theology for half a century ,
and they have given mo no satisfactory
answer. I have turned over all the
books In my library , but got no solution
to the question , nnd today I como and
ask you for an explanation. By what
logic was Christ Induced to exchange
the Ivory palaces of heaven for the
crucifixion agonies of earth ? I shall
take the first thousand million years
In heaven to study out that problem ;
meanwhile , and now , taking It as the
tcnderest , mightiest of all facts that
Christ did come ; that ho came with
spikes in his fcot ; came with thorns In
his brow ; came with spears In his
heart , to save you and to save me ,
"God so loved the world that ho gave
his only begotten Son , that whosoever
bollovcth in him should not perish , but
have everlasting life. " Oh , Christ ,
whelm all our souls with thy compas
sion ! Mow them down like summer
grain with the harvesting sickle of thy
grace ! Ride through today the con
queror , thy garments smelling "of
myrrh , and aloes , and cassia , out of
the Ivory palaces" !
Many of the phrases one uses or
hears every day have been handed
down to us from generation to genera
tion for hundreds of years , nnd in many
cases they can be traced to a quuint
and curious origin. "Done to a turn"
suggests the story of St. Lawrence , who
suffered martyrdom by being roasted
on a gridiron. During his torture he
calmly requested the attendants to turn
him over , ns he was thoroughly roasted
on one side.
In one of the battles between the
Russians and the Tartars , 400 years
ago , a private soldier of the former
cried out : "Captain , I've caught n
Tartar. " "Bring him along , then , " an
swered the ofllcer. "I can't , for ho
won't let me , " was the response. Upon
investigation it was apparent that the
captive had the captor by the arm and
would not release him.
The familiar expression , "Robbing
Peter to pay Paul , " is connected with
the history of Westminster abbey. In
the early middle ages it was the cus
tom to call the abbey St. Peter's ca
thedral. At one tlmo the funds at St.
Paul's cathedral being low , those In
authority took sufficient from St.
Peter's to settle the accounts , much to
the dissatisfaction of the people , who
asked , "Why rob St. Peter to pay St.
Paul ? " Some 200 years later the say
ing was again used In regard to the
same collegiate churches , at the tlmo
of the death of the earl of Chatham ,
the city of London declaring that the
famous statesman ought to lie In St.
Paul's. Parliament , however , Insisted
that Westminster abbey was the proper
place , and not to bury him there would
be , for the second tlmo , "Robbing St.
Peter to pay St. Paul. "
I'oor Ilurnnot.
Sir Thomas O'Connor Moore , Bart. ,
has boon ejected from the room ho
lived In with his family at Cork , be
cause ho could not pay the rent of 25
cents a week. Ho Is the eleventh
holder of the title , which dates back
to 1801.
rroiirli Snldliirii Ilucoinlnic hnmllur.
At the semi-annual drawing In Paris
of conscripts for the French army the
number ot recruits was 11 per cent
smaller than one year ago.
The value of human life Is not very
high In Connecticut. A jury In that
state awarded $10 to the relatives of a
man vho had been killed on a railroad ,
Wlnil dm Uiitlcit Slat.-t Hurt Arcniu-
| illfili < > il by Adhering ( o tlio 1'rotiM'-
tlonUt t'olloy of DutelopliiK Donu-stlo
Remembering the yenra during which
disinterested free traders were urging
and often reiterating tholr advice that
the people of the United States conllno
themselves to the pursuit of agricul
ture , to food-raising and to the pro
duction of raw materials , and to leave
to other and far more favored conn
tries the business of converting those
raw materials Into manufactured com
modities , It Is Interesting to note snm"
of the Important consequences result
ing from the disregard of that oxliaor-
ill nary counsel and the consequent es
tablishment of the policy of protection.
From statistics gleaned by the tren ur }
bureau of statistics It appears that
manufacturers are now forming movr
than one-third of our total domestic
exports. During the last month they
were 33.77 per cent of the total do-
mestlc exports , during the three
months ending with May they were
35.50 per cent , and during the fiscal
year just ending they will form a larger
percentage of our total domestic experts -
ports than In any preceding year , and
exceed by many millions the total experts -
ports of manufactures In any preceding
year. The fiscal year 1S9S showed the
largest exports of manufactures In our
history , $290,09751 ! ! , and In the eleven
months of the Mscal year 1SOD the In
crease over the corresponding months
of the preceding year hns been $ ! .
101,000 , so that It Is now apparent that
the exports of manufactures in the
fiscal year now ending will bo about
$335,000,000 , as against the high-water
mark , J290.GD7.35l In the fiscal year
1898. Tills would seem to Indicate that
wo did well to run exactly counter to
the views and wishes of our Cobdenlto
Iron and steel continue to form the
most Important , or at least by far the
largest Item of value In the exports of
manufactures * In the month of May.
1899 , the exports of Iron and steel , and
manufactures thereof , amounted to
$8,001,1M , making the total for tbn
cloven months $84,873,812 , against $03.-
235,029 In the corresponding months ol
last year a gain In the eleven months
of over $21,000,000. The recent ad
vances in prices of Iron and steel
causes the belief that a reduction In
the exports of Iron and steel would
follow , but certainly this has
not been realized up to the present
time , Binco the oxportatlons of Iron and
steel in the month of May are 20 per
cent In excess of those of May of last
year , while those of April are nearly 50
per cent In excess of April , 1898.
The Increase which the year's exports
of manufactures will show over earlier
years lends especial Interest to a table
prepared by the treasury bureau of
statistics showing the exportation of
manufactures by great classes in each
year from 1889 to 1898. The following
extracts from It show the oxportntlons
In 1S89 and 1898 of all articles whose
total value exceeded $1,000,000 In the
year 1898 :
1SS9. 1S9S.
Iron and steel , ana , . , . .
inanuiiieturoB oC . $21,1MOiJ * iO.IOC,805
Rollncd mineial oil . Il.b3a.5l5 SUW.31G
Copper ,
10,747.710 .
> . 10,2.2.01. . . 17.02..092 .
Wood , manufactures of. C.150.2S1 0,008,219
ChomlculB , drugs ami
.lyes ' ' . 4,192,8,11 8Gfi5,47H
Abflcult'u'ral Implements 3C23,7C1) ) 7,009.732
Cycles nnd pints of . G,81CD29
1'iiruflln and purallln
wax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.029,002 C.030,292
Paper , nnd manufac
tures of . . 1,191.035 M91.5G4
Tobacco , and manufac
tures of . 3,703,000 1,818,193
KerUllzoJS . 8SS.GGD1,359,831
InHtiumunts for nelcn-
llllc purpose.- ) . 1.033.3SS 2,770,803
Flux , licmp , jute , and
manufactures of . 1,611,403 2,557,405
Hooks , maps , engrav- . ,
hiBS , etc . 1,712,079 2,131,325
India-rubber and guttn
porcha , and inanufuc-
tuies of . F31.7IS 1,951,501
Spirits . 2,218,101 1,850,353
Marble nnd stone , nnd
manufactures of . 510,031 1,702,582
Cars for railways . 1I2G , )7 l,7Jt > ,5Sl
Clocks and watches . 1,3)3,319 1,727,109
Carriages and liorso
cars . . 1,001,231 1.CS5.83S
Guni'owdpr and ether
explosives . . ' . 885,037 I,3u5,4w )
Soap . 839.35S 1,390,0113
Musical Instruments . 09S.072 1.3S3.807
Starch . 272,030 1,371,519
Zinc , manufactures of. . 23,031 1.3J9GbG
C'llH , vugtitnblu ( omlt-
UIIR cotton and 11 -
scod ) . 211.115 1,207,305
Glass and glns-iwaro. . . . 891,200 1,211,01
Wool , manufactures of. 313,919
007,7.9 .
. 1.032,376
Stationery , except of
paper . . . 471,839 1,005,010
Attracted by Prosperity ,
The figures of the bureau of immlgra-
' jji lately tabulated show a largo In
case In the number of Immigrants to
this country. The total number of
Immigrants during the last six months
of 1S98 was greater by about 20,000
than the number of Immigrants enter
ing the country during the correspond
ing period of 1897. This may or may
not bo a benefit to the country. If H
Is an ovll , there Is a way to remedy It.
There can bo no difference of opinion ,
however , as to the slgulllcanco of the
Increase. It shows conclusively that
the people of foreign lands have become
como nwaro of the return of prosperity
to the United States.
When the matter of restricting Im
migration was being agitated a year or
more ago , many of the opponents of
further restriction called attention to
the fact that the number of Immigrants
bad been falling off , and they claimed
that this decrease would continue In
the future. It was pointed out nt that
time , however , by protectionists , that
the decrease In the volume of Immigra
tion In 1890 and 1897 bad no bearing
upon the Immigration question as n
whole , Inasmuch ns It was duo wholly
to fie buslncgH depression which had
como upon the country as the result
of our experiment with partial free
trade. It was stated that when protec
tion was In full swing again Immi
grants would flock to the country In aw
largo numbers as over to participate
in the prosperity which would" surely
follow tbo le-onactment of n protective
tariff law. The f.ietB , as staled by tlu >
bureau of Immigration , provn that this
contention was correct. Prosperity at
tracts people ns wrll ns capital Into the
country. The Immigration problem la
of a very different character with a
protective tariff In force from what It la
under free trade.
Tht ( Hc 'pl r of Commerce.
Kngland to-day has the greatest licet
on the ocean , but her position as a car
rier is entirely duo to tbo fact that shoat
at one tlmo possessed enormous re-
Eonrces of coal and iron. With the
disappearance of tbeso her leadership
must depart. Cheap coal and cheap
steel will transfer the scepter ot com
merce to the United States and will
deprive Great llrltaln of the ability to
successfully compote In manufacturing.
It is vain for the British to doludn
themselves with the belief Unit they
possess superior qualllles which will
enable them to maintain their position
In the rno" There was a tlmo when
such a claim might have boon made ,
but recent experience has demonstrated
that Englishmen are not hotter IHted
to bo the manufacturers of the world
than some other peoples. Among these
must bo numbered the Americans , who ,
with an equally developed mechanical
Ingenuity , plus the possession of enor
mous stores of cheap fuel and Iron ,
must win In the struggle for commer
cial primacy. San Francisco ( Cal. )
To Sumo IJxtont H nioni ll > lo.
It Is useless to deny that the policy
of protection to American labor and
Industry Is moro or less responsible
for the existing deadlock on tbo wage
question between tbo tin plate manu
facturers and tholr employes. Had
there boon no protective tariff on tin
plate there would certainly bo no la
bor trouble in that Industry at the
present tlmo , and for the best of all
rer-sons : There would now bo no tinplate
plato Industries In this country , and
the question of wages could not possi
bly have como up. It will bo remem
bered that prior to the enactment of
the McKlnloy law there wore no tinplate
plato mills nnd hence no labor trou
Colxlon Iilolit In
The London Dally Mall , which claims
to have the largest circulation of any
English newspaper , warmly advocates
the Imposition of sugar duties for the
benefit of the British West Indies , and
other English newspapers urge the
granting of n preferential tariff to the
colonies. The Interesting part of this
Is that notwithstanding that the adop
tion of either plan would bo a wide do-
pnrturo from the policy of free trade no
such opposition as might have boon ex
ported has been aroused. England's
Cobden idols are In great danger of
partial , If not total , demolition.
It IVuH Appreciated.
The wave of prosperity that struck
this country with the Induction Into
olHco of President McKInlcy , and
which has grown to mammoth proportions
tions since , has not only had a benefi
cent Influence upon our worklngmen ,
but upon our working women as well.
The latest Instance where the latter
have been benefited Is an Increase of 10
per cent In the wages of 300 women In
the employ of the United States Wrap
per Company of Terre Haute , Ind. , last
Tuesday. The ralso was a surprise ,
but nevertheless appreciated. Clayton
( Mo. ) Watchman.
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From a correspondent In North Car
olina , who hns spent twenty years In
the business of native wine production ,
the American Economist line tvoalvod
some suggestions as to the bosl way
to promote the use and consumption of
the pure and wholesome wines of this
country. Those suggestions have the
merit of originality and are well wof-
thy of serious consideration. The
writer snys :
" \Vo shall not have any real progress
In the growth of the American wlno
business until there Is some modlPca-
tlon of ( ho legislation which places 'all
spirituous , vinous , malt and fermented
liquors' under ono"hcnd and thus ne-
ceHsltatos the sale of wines only lit
licensed places. The homo Is the place
for wlno consumption , and oven If the
saloon offered wines at reasonable
prices ( which It never does ) our wom
en will never become patrons 6f the
saloon to the extent of sending there-
regularly for the bottle of wlno for
dinner. "
This practical wlno maker would re
move the present tax of 10 cents ) per
gallon on light wines , and In place of
the present retail license would have
a special tax or license applying only
to the products of bona lido wlno pro
ducers duly registered. The corre
spondent adds :
"Let severe penalties bo prescribed
for Imitation wince or wines contain
ing antiseptics , and lot this class of
goods bo still sold at the saloon , under
the license which allows the sale of
other rectlllud spirits. Then the dis
tinction will BOOH bo drawn , and pub
lic sentiment will bo educated to the
fact that a merchant can carry wines
In his stock of family supplies without
prejudice from that sincere but mis
taken class who dub themselves tem
perance workers , but are as Intemper
ate In speech and work as the veriest
"Place wines In the class of agri
cultural products , subject to a revenue
tax If need bo a special tax on Its
sale , and not a tax per bottle , which
simply strikes a blow at the host pos-
slblo method of marketing wines , nnd
Induces dishonesty. With such a dis
tinction made , the demand for pure
wines would soon Increase , our people
would become wlno drinkers ( not tip
plers ) , our barren hills would bo pro
ductive of grapes , and the temperance
question would bo partially solved.
With the Immense whisky and boor
interests fighting It nt every stop , and
merely borrowing respectability from
It , the domestic wlno Interest , unless
unyoked from such fellowship , hns lit
tle show for development. "
In the enlarged consumption of pure ,
honest , wholesome native wines , In
place of the vast quantities of malt and
distilled liquors which now find tholr
way down the throats of the American'
people to say nothing of the largo
amounts of wines sold hero under for
eign labels lies the hope , almost the
only hope , of diminishing the curse of
alcoholism. No nation whoso chief
beverage has boon the pure wlno of Its
own production has over been a prey to
the evils of drunkenness. The Ameri
can Economist is n firm believer In
American wines. It earnestly longs
for the day when , through Intelligent
legislation and a gradual modification
of unreasonable prejudices , American
wines , like other products of American
skill and enterprise , will take their
proper rating : "Equal to the best. "
The Hey Crlr * "Cut Ilolilnill" '
The frankness of Mr. Havemoyer on
the subject of the tariff Is like the 1
frankness of the boy who cries "Cut
behind ! " when he has failed to got a
hold at the tall of -wagon. . The tariff
law Is an ovll In * Mr. Havomoyor's eyes
only when It frustrates his plans for
a complete monopoly of refined sugar.
The tariff Is a thing to bo denounced
only when It ceases to give him a free
ride over the necks of consumers. How
comes It that the bend of the sugar
trust never complained of the tariff
as the "mother of all trusts" as long
an his own trust was growing npaco ?
Mr. Havomoycr's outburst before the
Industrial commission at Washington
Is chlelly remarkable because of Us
cynical disregard for moral principles
of any kind. Chicago Tribune.
Wlirro Capital Combine * .
The evolution of the trust Is possible
anywhere that capital can combine and
crontrol the market. Buffalo Courier
( Free Trade ) .
That is precisely what has happened
In Great Britain , a country of absolute
free trade , where capital has already
combined and Is In control of the mar
ket to nit extent unknown In protected
America. Alike In number and in the
amount of combined capital , trusts In
Great Britain far exceed those of the
United States.
Full to Notion It.
The advance In wages of workingmen -
men In various parts of the country
goes merrily on , but the democratic pa
pers arc so busy howling at expansion
that they fall to notice It at all.--
Cleveland ( Ohio ) Leader.
Tin Mlnlnc In Cormuill.
J. H. Collins lately read a paper be
fore the Society of Arts , England , In
which ho stated that tin mining had
been carried on In Cornwall for about
4,000 years , If not longer. In his opin
ion the tin used in fixing the color of
the scarlet curtains In the Hebrew
tabernacle , In making the brass of Sol
omon's temple and the bronze weap
ons of Homer's heroes , came from the
west country , and the Phoenicians
traded for tin In the west of England
long before Solomon's temple was