The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, April 15, 1898, Image 6

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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
"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
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
"Is it not happiness , " Joy whispered
softly , "to be such a power for good.
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
At Love's touch , Sorrow lifted her
veil , revealing a face tearful , but ra
"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.
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
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. . . . . . . - - .
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.
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.
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 :
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
.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-
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. "
An Enduring Monument to Itcpublican
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
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.