The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, April 15, 1898, Image 6
LOVE'S LITTLE SISTER. ARLY In the morn ing there descend ed to cartli what appeared to bo a rosy cloud. It was Love leading uer little sister , Joy. "Where uhall i go ? " questioned Joy as they parted. "To those who have not known you , " returned Love. Fluttering down the first road Joy came to a countryman flinging eeed V \ the brown furrows of a rough and stony field. His face , burned with sun nnd wind and seamed with wrinkles , looked sullen and unhappy. Ho was thinking of how long he must toil be- for the seed would grow and ripen and how little it would bring him in re turn. His life looked to him toilsome and miserable In the chill , gray dawn. Joy whispered a word in his breast , and looking up , the poor man saw the heavens shining with wings of red morning light , stretching from the cast even into the far west. It was a glorious sight , and as he looked the man's thoughts became shining. "It's good to be always out of doors In sight of God's handwriting. Yes , I'm rich I'm happy. What a fool never to think of it before ! " Joy next entered a house where an overworked and fretful mother was preparing breakfast for her children. Everything went wrong ; the children were provoking ; the mother was cross. "How can I live through another day ? " the mother was saying , with harsh discontent , when a stir of soft air and flush o'f light entered the room. The youngest child , the first to see the radiant vision , clapped her hands for glee ; the other children dimpled with pleased surprise and the mother turned In time to catch the flutter of Joy's wings. "Joy , " she cried , holding the heav enly visitor fast , "Love has sent you. Why did we not think of Love be fore ? " In a moment every hard burden slipped from the mother's shoulders and the room was filled with mirth and sunshine. Going her way , Joy next came to a business man shut in a dingy office , reckoning over his accounts with knit ted brows. It seemed to him as if ha were nothing but a machine counting up figures all day long , and the sum of It all was nothing nothing but vanity and vexation of spirit. The tired man leaned back wearily and sighed. His life was to him as hard as the stone wall outside his window. He could not remember when he had had a day's happiness. "Is it not happiness , " Joy whispered softly , "to be such a power for good. GOD MADE THESE BUDS FOR ME. as you can be today and tomorrow and -every day ? " For awhile the man sat with his face hid in his clasped hands. "If money means bread for the hun gry , and shelter for the homeless , and care for the sick , and a helping handler lor the unfortunate , if it means that , the figures may count up to happiness. The Lord knows. " With a strange sensation of new life ( through his whole being , as when the sap begins to stir through an oak tree in the spring , the man went to his Once as Joy traveled on she came to a little child crying by the roadside , and the child ran after her a long way but could never overtake her until Joy turned smiling and caught him up in her arms. Tenderly she dried the child's tears and kissed him and told him sweet stories along the way ' ot Tiow God made the sun to shine , the birds to sing and the perfumed blos soms to spread their soft colors for the gladness of little children. When she put him down at last on his own door step , she filled his lap with flower- buds and left him murmuring with de light , "God made these buds for me. " Late in the afternoon , Joy flitting through a grove of trees , came upon two friends sitting upon a shaded bench with their backs turned toward each other the very picture of misery and despair. Full of bitterness , their thoughts dwelt upon vexations and wrongs , and cruel , stinging words which could never be unsaid. Joy paus ed a moment wondering , and then put her arms around them. "Foolish children ! " she whispered , "this golden moment holds the surety happiness for a lifetime in its of your bosom. Do not let it pass ! " The last of the rays of the setting them like a shower of sun fell over gently turned their faces "old as Joy towards each other , and the friends only knew they were in each other's forgetting all the world in a rapture arms , ture of tenderness. Here Love appeared , and taking Joy said entreatlngly : by the hand "Come with me , little sister , to one more heart and then we will go home. After a long flight , they entered an f imiiqp so old that it was ? rjs.s sun burned in summer. Joy fainted and sickened as they entered the foul place , but Love held her In her arms , saying , "It is for Love's sake , little sis ter. " Near the top of the house they came to a door standing ajar and saw a dark veiled figure gliding out. It was Sorrow row , and she e-as weeping. "Why do you weep for this woman ? " questioned Love , touching Sorrow's veil. veil.At At Love's touch , Sorrow lifted her veil , revealing a face tearful , but ra diant. "We have lived together for years now , we are parted forever. Hasten , Love she waits for you ! " Entering the room , they found on a straw bed in a corner of the poor , bare place an aged woman whose silvered hair ; white , shrunken face and dimmed eyes told their own story of privation and suffering. Her worn hands were lifted in prayer to the Father who holds unspeakable things in His heart for those who love Him , but the prayer was never finished. Seeing her heavenly visitants shin ing in the moonlight , the poor woman stretched out her arms to them with a glad cry , "O Love ! O Joy ! " and straightway she rose from her bed , young and strong , and beautiful , and the three went home together. Fran ces Gallaway in Union Signal. WHITE WOMEN IN INDIA. A Paradise for Girls Who Arc Consid ered Plain in England. There is no place in the world where women can have a better time than in India. I am speaking , of course , of the English-speaking society in military India , says a writer in the New York Mail and Express. If an English girl can only stand the climate India means paradise to her. A woman who , in London or New York or Paris , would be considered almost plain , would in Cal cutta or Bombay be greatly admired and besieged by adorers. Let her only have a little life and spirit and go and her position among Anglo-Indian society becomes at once secure. En glish mammas used to ship their un- marrlageable and rather passee daugh ters out to some relative or friend in the east and they would be pretty sure to become engaged before the year had closed. Of course , Rudyard Kipling has not given people on this side of the world a very pleasant idea of En glish society in India , while his sister was not any more charitable in the strong light she threw upon the do ings of the "society folk" in and about Simla in "The Pinchbeck Goddess. " They certainly seem to lose all that de mure reticence that is supposed to dis tinguish the women of the British isles , and their whole aim in life seems to see simply and solely how much enjoy ment they can squeeze out of life. In dian society , as I take it ( I have never been there , so I reason from deductions only ) , is not ostrich-like. It has a thor ough good time for no other reason than pure enjoyment , and gets well sat upon by its more conventional and less hon est sisters in consequence. For in stance , what would staid New York or London society think of a "ladies' race" that took place at Mhow , near Allaha bad , the other day. The competitors there were twelve , I think were some of the smartest and prettiest women in the English colony. The distance to be covered was 150 yards. They were dressed in fine white flannels , rather short skirts , blouse waists , white shoes and stockings "and small , close-fitting hat of soft white felt. Their belts were of any color that their fancy might dic tate , and the effect was extremely pret ty. The goal was marked by a line of twelve large willow baskets , three in the middle having flags waving from them , one white , the second blue , the third red. Each lady at a given signal at the end of the race was to lift a basket from the ground. Under the three.flag-decked wicker cages were discovered three tiny Indian boys , each bearing beautiful jeweled prizes , while to the horror of the remaining nine competitors from under their baskets scuttled a perfect medley of live stock , chickens , cats , puppies , tiny pigs , geese and hares. This denouement occurring directly in front of the grand stand gave' the spectators an extravagant amount of joy. Where Life Is Longest. More people over 100 years old are found in mild climates than in the higher latitudes. According to the last census of the German empire , of a population of 55,000,000 only seventy- eight have passed the 100th year. France , with a population of 40,000,000 , has 213 centenarians. In England there are 146 , Ireland 578 , and in Scot land forty-six. Sweden has ten , and Norway , twenty-three , Belgium five. Denmark two , Switzerland none. Spain , with a population of 18,000,000 , has 401 persons over 100 years of age. Of the 2,250,000 inhabitants of Servia 575 per sons have passed the century mark. It is said that the oldest .person living whose age has been proven is Bruno * Cotrim , born in Africa , and now living in Rio de Janeiro. He is 150 years old. A coachman is Moscow has lived 110 years. Peculiar Graves in Zululand. The most curiously decorated graves in the world are the natives' graves in Zululand. Some of these mounds are garnished with the bottles of medicine used by the departed in their final ill ness , and the duration of the Illness is guessed by the number of bottles. Student's Definition of "Quo Vadls. " She ( who had just "come out" ) What does "Quo Vadis" mean ? He ( famous half back , ' 97) ) What are you giving us ? or something like that. . . . . . . - - . FROZEN WITH LIQUID AIR. Compressing Everyday Atmosphere Ho- suits In Peculiar Phenomena. Perhaps the most striking exhibition of liquefied air and its properties which has yet been made was given by Prof. Barker in his laboratory at the Uni versity of Pennysylvania , Jan. 27. A report was given in the Philadelphia Ledger of the following day. The air was liquefied in New York , two and a half gallons of it being conveyed to Philadelphia In a milk can thickly cov ered with felt. In the process employ ed for liquefying the air it is compres sed by a pressure of 2,000 pounds and cooled by passing through a copper coil to normal temperature. It is discharg ed through a very minute opening , when it expands and its temperature falls , and , coming in contact with a second coil , cools that and its con tained air at 2,000 pounds' pressure. This cooled air is discharged also up on a third cojl , also containing air at the high pressure , and in this coil the cold produced is so intense that the air runs out in a liquid stream a quar ter of an inch or so in diameter. The liquid air remains liquid , just as water does , until its temperature rises to the boiling point- and then , as the opera tion of evaporation requires heat for its maintenance the evaporation pro ceeds slowly or rapidly , according to the rate of heat supply. The intensely low temperature must , of course , not be forgotten. Ice dropped into the liquid causes it to boil until the ice is cooled. The boiling point at ordinary atmospheric pressure is 191 degrees centigrade or 320 degrees Fahrenheit. As the boiling point of nitrogen is more than ten degrees below that of oxygen , it is found that it boils out first , and by a careful control of the evaporation the liquid" oxygen may be retained separate ; this process , there fore , affords a means of obtaining oxy gen for the many purposes for which it is required in the arts. The refrig- erative phenomena exhibited were nu merous and interesting. An egg placed in a tumbler of the liquid caused it to boil furiously. When the egg was finally "cooked , " or cooled to the tem perature of the air it was taken out and struck with a hammer , flying into the finest fragments ! Tin became as brittle as glass , while copper and plat inum were not affected in this way. Mercury was frozen so that it was used to drive a nail in a board. Cotton sat urated with the liquid oxygen exploded and burned brilliantly. CRAMP'S OPINION OF WILHELM Most Progressive Monarch Who Has Reigned Since Peter the Great. Charles H. Cramp , the great ship builder , in commenting on the enter prise of foreign countries , is quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer as saying this about Germany : "The magnificent en terprise of Germany at the present time covering almost every branch of industry is an example for the whole world to gaze on with admiration. Her manufactures , her commmerce , her merchant marine and her navy are alike receiving an attention and en couragement that are developing them rapidly into the most stupendous mon uments of industrial enterprise and back of it all is the young German em peror , who is regarded as crazy by half the people of the world. He may be crazy , erratic or anything else they like to call him , but I tell you that the manner in which the Kaiser William has stiffened the backbone of Germany since his accession to the throne pro claims him to be the most progressive monarch who has reigned in Europe since Peter the Great. One of his loft iest ideas is to make Germany para mount on the seas , the result of which is the shipyards in Germany were nev er so busy as they are today. Germany is not only building vessels for her own navy and merchant marine , but she is making every effort to control the ship-building industry of the world. This she can never do , but her pluck and enterprise are extraordinary in this particular. She has her agents in every country energetically ceeking obtain contracts for war vessels , and in her overtures to Turkey she not only offers to build it a. new navy but to take its old navy and put it through repair by overhauling and modernizing every vessel. " A Singular Luminous Animal. A most remarkable creature is the jelly-like luttninous animal known as the pyrosoma , or "fire-body. " It re sembles a cylinder , open at one end , from six inches to four or five feet in length , and is in reality a community of animals , better known as an asci- dian. A ship once sailed through a sea of these creatures , with a result that was awe-inspiring. The water had a milky appearance , and looked , upon examination , as though it were filled with red hot cylinders. The sea , when it broke , gave a spectral glare to everything , so that the sails and rig ging cast dark shadows on the deck. Picture 'Way Off. "Wb > papa , " said Frances , who was /ooking / at the family album , "surely this isn't a picture of you ? " "Yes , " re plied papa , "that is a picture of me , taken when I was quite young. " "Well , " commented the little girl , "it doesn't look as much like you as you look now. " London Figaro. Noncommittal. Carrie Did John come up very close to you when he proposed ? May Well , I hope you don't think he went across the street and shouted his love over to me : GREATERPKOSPERITY EVERYBODY IS NOW ENJOYING THE BLESSING. HIoro Worlc , Vast Increase In "Wages , New Mills , Nc\v Kailroads and General Change for the Hotter Ucuutics of the Protective TarIT. ! Neither "war scare" nor "peace talk" checks the progress of trade. During the first two weeks of this month our exports have been greater by 16 per cent than in the corresponding weeks of last year ; in the meantime our im ports have increased only by a little more than 8 per cent. The treasury re ceipts have been at the rate of about $1,100,000 a day. Europe has sent us $25,000,000 in gold , which is quite a pleasant change from the clays of Cleveland's and Wilson's tariff , under which we were draining ourselves of gold to send to Europe. The price of raw cotton has tended upward , while that of wheat has been high enough to afford a good profit to the grower. These two conditions insure prosperity to the agricultural districts of the north and south. Our iron products continue to in vade the markets of Europe , Asia , Aus tralia , and Africa. Contracts for steel rails , bridge iron , ship plates , for these continents , have been made largely during the past week. Our own local trade is good. The Illinois Steel com pany's books are filled with orders. The magnitude of the business of this firm may be inferred from the fact that it paid nearly $10,000,000 for freights duirng 1897. One of the complaints of the Municipal Voters' league is that about two years ago certain aldermen gave this company a franchise by which it was enabled to build a branch line , or , properly speaking , a long switch line , that it might get its cars more cheaply on the main tracks of the great trunk lines. The hostility of Mr. George E. Cole to the extension of trade is remarkable. In good times the Illinois Steel company pays nearly $6,000,000 a year in wages , nearly every penny of which is spent in Chicago. John M. Harlan , George E. Cole , and others regard this institution as "dan gerous. " They are peculiar people. Cramp's shipyards will take 2,500 tons of steel fioin Chicago , and 7,000 tons are ordered from hall of records at New York. The bank clearances of Chicago were greater by nearly 43 per cent during the last four weeks than in the like period of the preceding year. Railway earnings throughout the country are about 8 per cent larger than during last year. The continuous improvement of trade is as remarkable as it is encouraging. The South and Manufactures. The state of Georgia has appropriat ed § 10,000 for a textile school , pro vided that an additional § 10,000 be raised by private subscription , with the object of training up talent for use in the cotton mills , instead of depending , as at present , upon the north for its superintendents and heads of depart ments. Incidental to the development of the skill and knowledge that are to be the outcome of this proposed new branch of the Technological Institute , there is an excellent outlook for the development of some sound , sensible , old-fashioned protectionist doctrine. It is protection straight and plain that is talked by Mr. Glenn , one of the commissioners in charge of the under taking , when he says that "no state , no nation , no-people can ever become a prosperous people and do nothing elsa than produce raw material. " "When we become a manufacturing people , " he adds , "our farmers will prosper , " for their products "will be wanted by the people who labor in the manufac tures. " In the expounding of such doctrine by a prominent southerner the New York Sun sees evidence of the fact "that there is really a 'new south , ' ami the support it is receiving from papers like the Augusta Chronicle , of long and unvarying Democratic allegiance , is another among many similar indica tions that a radical transformation of economic opinion and theory is going on at this new south , involving , per haps , political changes not less larti- cal. " For nearly a hundred years the south has clung to the theory that the great est wealth lay in the production of raw material for other people to con vert into manufactured articles. This orthdox free trade doctrine seems like ly to give way before the advance of modern progress and enlightenment , which is only another name for pro tection. .Larger Foreign Purchases. During tne year 1897 Switzerland ex ported to the United States goods val ued at $13,169,040 , being an increase of $821,640 over the exportations of the previous year. The largest items among these exports were laces and embroid eries , $5,222,673 ; silk and silk goods , $3,628,179 ; clocks and watches , $828- 005 ; aniline colors , $646,781. In the months following the opera tion of the Dingley tariff there were heavy increases in the exports of silk goods to the United States , amounting to $905,807 ; of aniline colors , $299,946 , and in cotton laces and embroideries , amount not stated. It would seem that tinder the pros perous conditions attending the gener al revival of industrial and commercial activity in the United States , largely due to the Dingley tariff , the people of this country are better customers than ever in certain lines of goods that at present are not produced here as cheaply or as satisfactorily as in Eu rope , such as the Swiss laces and em broideries , aniline dyes and silk rlb- Jions. The expenditure of over $13,000OOC In one year for the products of so small a country as Switzerland does not look as though the effect of intelligent pro tection was to cut off our purchases from foreign countries. In the case of 'Switzerland we bought nearly $1,000- 000 more in 1897 than in 1896 , and the large increase in customs receipts for the month of February as compared with the same month of the previous year and with the corresponding months of the first year of the Wilson law plainly indicate thai with more money in our pockets with which to buy articles of necer-'ty and luxury , we shall continue to crease our pur chases from the outside world. Knglaiid' < Declining Trade. The population df Great Britain has increased 10 per cent during the last ten years. Under a healthy condition of trade its exports should show a cor responding increase , whereas its ex ports of domestic goods in 1897 were a trifle less than in 188S and consider ably less than in 1889 and 1890. The re-exports of foreign goods also show a considerable decrease during the dec ade. On the other hand , the imports show an alarming increase , arising mainly from requirements of breadstuffs - stuffs and provisions. The politicians and party press are loath to admit or even recognize the fact that the for eign commerce of Great Britain makes a wretched exhibit when compared with the wonderful increase in the for eign trade of protectionist Germany or the United States. On the other hand , nearly all of the leading-trade journals in England are viewing the position with alarm , and are eagerly discussing the nature of the change of that policy which , advisable as it was under the conditions of fifty years ago , is now proving ill-adapted to present condi tions. It is strange , but true , that the greatest dissatisfaction with the Free- Trade policy anywhere exhibited is now being expressed by the organs of in whose behalf the manufacturers , adopted in the middle that policy was of the century. Toronto "World. " The Countrj's Only Safety. The fact that in the recent addresses of Messrs. Jones , Butler and Towne and in the public utterances of Can didate Bryan regarding the issues of the congressional campaign of 1S98 no mention is made of the tariff as among the live issues , must not be construed as indicating that these political man agers have abandoned their hostility to the policy of protection. They are as far as they ever were from being pro tectionists , but they do not want to again face that question squarely in view of all the facts and arguments in its favor that confront them in this period of revived prosperity. They pre fer to conduct the campaign upon the 16-to-l issue alone , for they remember the tremendous strength of prptection in 1896 , and they have no reason to suppose it has lost any of that strength. Protection saved the day for sound money in the last presidential election , and in the coming election of mem bers of the fifty-sixth congress and of legislatures which will determine the political complexion of the United States senate on and after March 4 , 1899 , protection will again save the day for sound money , good government and prosperous times. It is the coun try's only safety now as then. What Would Happen. In a recent interview in the New Bedford Standard Thomas Asnton , president of the Amalgamation of Op erative Cotton Spinners of England , characterized as nonsense the state ment that English operatives would refuse to spin yarn for use in the cot ton mills of New England. "It is ut terly impossible for the operatives here to know who are the customers of their employers , " he said. "If our employ ers get a profitable order it has noth ing to do with us where it comes from , and we as trade unionists should never inquire so long as we get the standard rate of wages and the proper conditions of work. " So it appears that it is not the sym pathy which the spinners of Lanca shire feel for their striking brothers in New England that prevents the im portation of yarns with which to run American mills. Let us quote Mr. Ashton once more. "If it was not for the protective tariff , " he said , "we would flood the United States with yarn. " That is precisely what would happen under free trade conditions. An Admirable Understanding. The Republican party , in fact , has displayed a capacity and willingness to do things , and has exhibited an ad mirable understanding of the needs of the nation. It is not open to crit icism on the score of indolence or tim idity in the fulfilment of its pledges. It is in no danger of being condemned for not doing enough. It misht be in danger of losing a portion of the pee ple's confidence if it should undertake to do too much , especially in directions beyond and outside of original inten tions and platform promises. Roches ter Chronicle-Telegraph. Protccti\o hut Not Prohibitive. At present there is no reason to sup pose that the promises made by the framers of the existing tariff law will not be fulfilled if the act gets a fair trial. Sufficient time has not yet elapsed to determine what the law will do. Apparently , however , it imposes no such check upon importations as its opponents predicted. While it is pro tective , the rates of duty imposed are not prohibitive. Baltimore "Herald. " THE ANTI-TRUST LAW. An Enduring Monument to Itcpublican Legislation. An important decision has bean made by the United States circuit court oC appeals for the sixth circuit , applying the broad interpretation of the anti trust act of 1890 , which interpretation was established by the United States supreme court last year in the trans- Missouri case. The court holds that contracts as well as combinations in restraint of trade are forbidden by the act of 1890. Heretofore only combinations for the regulation of traffic or of trade have been brought to the attention of the courts. The court now holds that con tracts which were In unreasonable le- straint of trade were at common law : not unlawful , in the sense of being criminal , but were simply void and were not enforceable by the courts be fore the passage of the federal anti trust law. The effect of the act of 1890 was to render such contracts un lawful in an affirmative or positive- sense , to make them punishable as a misdemeanor and to create a right of civil action for damages. Every case which is brought before the circuit court or the appellate courts of the United States , on complaint of violation of the federal la\v of 1S90 , must , of course , be adjudicated upon its own merits. But the rulings oC these courts seem to be gradually grow ing broader , and they now appear to prohibit every conceivable form of Con tract which can be construed as a violation lation of the anti-trust law of 1890. This act is now found to be even , more comprehensive in its provisions , under the interpretation of the su preme court decisions than was prob r- ably contemplated by its author , Sena tor , now Secretary , Sherman. It stands as an enduring monument of Republic an legislation ; it has withstood thf ordeal of examination by the highest court in the land , and it can be cittul as evidence of the attitude of the Re publican party regarding trusts. A AVorthy Example. The free trade deficit shriekers and calamity croakers of the United States might profitably imitate the reasonable- and common-sense.tone of the London. Statis , a leading fiee tiade journal , in their attitude toward the present tariff law. Should they do so they would of course be deprived of the lisa of some of their favorite arguments , but they would gain in reputation for fairness and intelligence. The Statist of February 5 says : "It is not safe to conclude yet that the Dingley tariff is a failure , in the sense that it will not bring in revenue enough to cover the expenditure.It will be recollected that the imports into the United States immediately before the Dingley bill passed were on an enormous scale , and it was known , therefore , that for some time the tariff would fail to bring in much revenue. No doubt there ought to be a recovery , and as a matter of fact , there is a re covery for the month of January. Moreover , as we have pointed out in our review of the wool market , Ameri can purchases of wool have again be come active , and it is possible that the American imports of all kinds may largely increase. " Alliterative and Objurgatory. The "dead and damned Wilson biir is the alliterative and objurgatory man ner in which the St. Louis "Star-Say ings" alludes to a law that was chief ly notable for its fecundity in respect of imports , deficits and bond issues. As a tariff measure this law was in Dther respects quite notable. It secured the admiring regard of all foreign countries and the commercial wreck af its own country in about equal pro portions. In many ways it was a re markable law. Not the least among : its peculiarities was the fact that it was , so far as the people of the United States were concerned , quite generally ilamned before it was dead. Why Conceal Their Joy. With characteristic singleness ot mind the Free-Trade and Mugwump sditors throughout the land refrain [ rom uttering shouts of joy at the February showing of public revenues , rhe fact that the Dingley tariff yields i surplus of nearly $2.000,000 for that month ought to produce delirious grati ' fication in the breasts of the gentle j / men who have been so solicitous about leficits ever since July 24. 1897. but somehow it doesn't seem to work that way. Tally One. The customs receipts for the last month were larger than for any Febru ary since President Cleveland was in augurated. Tally one for the Dingley law. Scranton Republican. The New Mahogany Tea Tray. Now that the permanent tea table is banished from fashionable drawing rooms , and the service is accomplished by the fitted table being brought in. Lhe inconvenience of such a plan soon manifests itself. Two maids are neces sary to carry safely and easily the littln Labie set out with its service , and as : hese are not always available a better ivay is desired. This is supplied in the English tea tray , to be found at Lhe best house furnishing shops. It is tray of mahogany , with strong liandles. by which it can be carried. As its beauty is in its highly polished sur face , this is protected , but not con cealed , by a glass cover , which is fit ted under the edges of the tray , and is scarcely noticeable. Through it the beauty of the polished wood is reallv enhanced , while nil danger of stratch- ing or overheating la warded off. . New York Evening Post.