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i'Uit BOYS AND GHIIS.
SOME GOOD STORIES FOR OUR
' Throe lltllc girls arc wcnry
Weary of books and of play ;
Bad is the world und dreary
Slowly the time sllpa nway.
Six llttlo feet arc uchlnjr.
Ho wed IB each little head ;
Yet they are up and Hhaklnjr
When there Is mention of bed.
Bravely they laugh and chatter ,
Just for a minute or two.
Then , when they end their clatter ,
Sleep comes quickly to woo.
Slowly their eyea are closing.
Down asaln drops every head-
Three little maids are dozing.
Though they're not ready fbr bed.
That Is their method ever-
Night after night they protest ,
Claiming they're aleepy never
Never in need of their rest.
Nodding and almost dreaming. '
Drowsily each little head < t
Still is forever scheming > #
Merely to keep out of bed. ; "
i * < f\
'Tor Valor. "
There never was
toy who found so many things to be
&fraid of as Allan Brent. His brothers
and sisters laughed at him , his father
gravely shook his head , and oven his
mother called him a dear little coward ;
but though he was ashamed of him
self and often determined to be brave ,
his fears always proved stronger than
his resolutions. There really seemed
no help for it till one afternoon when
his father sent him with a message to
his uncle. Professor Brent.
While the professor wrote a note in
reply , Allan's attention was attracted
by a small object on the library table.
Jt was a Maltese cross of bronze at
tached to a faded red ribbon. On the
cross was a crown and a lion , and be
neath these a scroll , on which were
some letters. Allan was trying to
make them out , when his uncle looked
over his shoulder and asked , "Can you
read it ? "
"For V-a-1-o-r , " spelled Allan.
"Yes , for valor , " said the professor.
"Do you know what that means ? "
"To be brave ? "
"Yes ; coUrage ; bravery ; and this
modal is what is called a Victoria
cross ; you can see the V just below the
"It oncp happened during a war in
India , when a town held by the Eng
lish was besieged , that one of their
ammunition-wagons exploded. They
had but a scanty store at bast , and
; here was great danger that the flames
He walked down the steps very slow
ly ; a battle had begun Inside of him ;
for to reach this door It was necessary
to go through a certain gate behind
which lived a great dog , of whom ho
was terribly afraid.
He glanced at the windows , but no
one was In sight. That poor baby
mamma had said It was very sick. He
went to the gate and looked through
yes , there on the porch he could see
Dion's brown coat ; then something
eeemed to whisper , "For valor , " and
the thought that he must not be un
worthy of his name gave him sudden
courage. He softly pushed the gate
open and made a dash for the kitchen
door , which he thought offered he best
chance of escape from the dog.
"For the land's sake ! " cried Patsy
the cook , as the door flew open and a
small , frightened boy tumbled in.
It happened that Miss Janet , the doc
tor's sister , was there giving some or
ders , and it was she who soothed his
excitement and after sending off the
doctor , made him rest a few minutes
in her sitting-room.
"Were you so frightened about the
baby ? " she asked.
Miss Janet was a friend of Allan's
and moreover was the sort of person
to whom you flnd it easy to tell things ,
so he confessed how afraid he was of
the dog , but how he had tried to be
. She looked rather puzzled as she
patted the plump hand. "I am glad
you tried to be brave , " she said , "but I
don't know how you could have seen
a dog on the porch , for Dion went to
the country last week. "
Allan was so certain that they went
to the side door to look , and when ho
peeped cautiously out , there was Dr.
Marvin's big bearskin rug thrown
down to air.
Allan's face grew very red and his
eyes filled with tears after all he hsd
not been brave !
Miss Janet wouldn't let him run
away as he wanted to do , but kept him
and comforted him , and finally heard
all about the Victoria Cross.
"You were brave in spite of the fun
ny mistake , " she said , "and you will
have another opportunity some time ,
so don't be discouraged. "
Allan went home feeling a little con
soled , though .still rather grieved.
Miss Janet knew the professor very
well , and from her he had the story.
The result was that he went to see his
little nephew a few days later.
"I have a favor to ask of you , " he
said. "I am going away for several
LOOK PLEASANT , CARLO.
Look pleasant , Carlo , hurry up !
Begin right off this minute.
Think 'bout bones an' an' oh , yes !
A hole with a woodchuck in it.
Sit up real straight an' fold your ears.
There' that will do , I think , sir.
Now , if a fly lights on your eye.
Oh , don't you dare to wink , sir !
An' 'member , too , you mustn't breathe ,
Now ready , one , two , oh , dear me !
would spread to the other wagons , and
to make matters worse , the enemy
turned their guns against the spot to
keep any one from approaching.
"The lives of helpless women and
children depended on that ammunition ,
and yet it seemed as though nothing
could be done to save it , when a young
officer with splendid courage dashed
forward , and while the shot from six
canaon fell around him , he tore apart
the burning mass and extinguished the
fire by throwing earth and water.
X Strange to tell , he was not even wound
"For this heroic deed he was given
the Victoria cross , which is presented
to English soldiers and seamen who
perform some act of valor in the pres
ence of the enemy.
"That" young officer was my uncle ,
and would be your great-uncle if he
were living , and his name , like yours
and mine , was Allan Brent. When he
died , the cross was left to me , his
namesake , and I count it one of my
treasures. Don't you think you and
I should be proud of our name and try
to be worthy of it ? "
His uncle was called away for a mo
ment and while he was gone Allan held
the cross in his hand , whispering under
his breath , "For valor , " his heart beat
ing fast at the thought of the wonder
ful courage of this other Allan Brent.
He thought about it all the evening ,
wondering if he could ever do anything
As he came in the gate from school
the next day , his mother called to him ,
"Allan , run as fast as you can to Doc
tor Marvin's and ask him to come ate
o ce to Mrs. Brown's. The baby is
very ill. I saw the doctor drive past
a few minutes ago , so I am sure he
is at home. "
Allan put his schoolbag on the step
rind .ran off , but when he reached the
house , which was only half a block
away , he found a card tacked over the
bell , which said , "Go to side door. "
You've winked an' breathed an * all un-
I never shall get as far as three !
Look pleasant , Carlo , hurry up !
I'll beg a chicken-bone from cook
I'll play with you , or anything ,
Look pleasant one , two , three
you're took !
A. H. D. in Youths' Companion.
weeks , and I want you to take care of
the Victoria Cross for me. '
Allan's face glowed with pleasure.
"You see , " the professor continued ,
I think you were truly brave the other
day. It is a very common experience
that the things we are afraid of turn
out to be quite harmless , so I want you
to keep on trying , and perhaps the
cross will help you to remember. "
Allan was very happy ; he held it for
a long time in his hand and then put
it away among his own treasures.
When he went to bed that night lie
said , "You need not stay with me.
mamma , I am not going to be afraid
of the dark any more. "
"Very well , dear , I am glad to hear
it , " she answered , a good deal surpris
ed , and turning out the light she left
Going back some fifteen minutes lat
er she found him asleep , but as nhe
bent over him to draw up the cover hs
stirred a little and murmured drowsily
"For Valor. " Mary Leonard in
It will hardly be possible for parents
to govern their children aright if the
mother and father dispute in their
presence as to the parents' mode of
government. When a child voluntari
ly confesses a fault and exhibits con
trition , it should not "be scolded or
at the time reproved in
any way what
ever. At such a moment a child"s
heart is peculiarly tender and sensi
tive ; and if its confession be met with
harshness , rebuke or punishment , the
child will smart under a sense of injus
tice , it will lose faith in its parents'
kindness , affection and goodness of
heart it will be afraid to confess its
faults thereafter , its heart will be
sealed up , and the child will become
deceitful , instead of continuing to be
frank , honest and confiding.
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
EXPANSION OF FOREIGN TRADE
UNDER THE DINGLEY LAW.
Net Gain from 1897 In the Eces of
Exports Over Imports Amounting to
8107,178,280 in the Fast Eight Months
und a Trade Balance of 8410,001,105.
A continued gain In the foreign trade
of the United States goes forward un
der the Dingley law. The gain is whol
ly in what we , sell and not what we buy.
This fact is totally destructive of the
theory that the policy of protection is
not compatible with the maintenance
of trade with the outside world. For
the past seven months the free trade
writers have been insisting that such a
condition could not last , but the treas
ury department reports for February
show the contrary. They show a hea
vy increase in our exports and also a
heavy decrease in our imports.
For the month of February , 1898 , the
exports of merchandise amounted to
594,981,017 , as compared with $79,821-
086 for February , 1897 , being a gain of
$15,159,931. Imports for February , 1898 ,
were $53,082,117 , a decrease of over $6-
000,000 as compared with February ,
1897 , and leaving an excess of exports
for the month of $41,898,900 , against an
excess amounting to $20,583,709 for
February of last year.
For the eight months ending Febru
ary , 1898 seven full months and a
fraction of the eighth month being the
period of the operation of the Dingley
law the total exports of merchandise
were $813,370,071 , against $734,998,213
for the same period a year ago , a gain
of $78,371,858 for the Dingley law pe
riod. For the same period the imports
were $393.708,966 , against $422,515,394 ,
being a decrease of $28,800,428 in the
gross volume of imports. The excess
of exports over imports for the eight
months is $419,661,105 , as compared
with an excess of $312,482,819 for the
eight mouths ending with February ,
1S97. The net gain in the excess of ex
ports over imports during the eight
months of the Dingley law period as
contrasted with the corresponding pe
riod a year ago amounts to $107,178,286.
Otherwise stated , the Dingley law has
in less than eight months swelled our
trade balance to $419,661,105 , and has
scored a gain of $107,178,286 over the
trade balance of the equivalent eight
months of the Wilson-Gorman law pe
riod of the preceding fiscal year.
No other country can produce such a
showing as that made by the United
States under the policy of protection
intelligently applied. Free trade Eng
land presents a striking contrast in
this respect. Returns for January ,
1898 , published in the latest issue of
the London Chamber of Commerce
Journal , show that during that month
British imports have increased $704-
116 as compared with January , 1897 ,
while for $6,000.000."A
produce and manufactures have fallen
off $2,774,160 as compared with the
same month a year ago. The excess of
imports over exports for January , 1898 ,
amounted to $103,425,435 , or at the rate
of over $1,200,000,000 for the year.
Trade returns of Austria-Hungary
for the year 1897 show an increase in
imports of 54,545,553 florins , while the
exports have decreased 627,607 florins ,
as compared with 1S96.
A similar story is told by France
for the month of January , the increase
of imports amounting to 13,199.000
francs , while the exports fell off 1,840-
Germany makes the best showing of
any European nation , but still far from
equal to that of the United States. For
the year 1897 Germany's imports , in
cluding precious metals , were in value
$1,208,222,000 , an increase of $68,735,000
over 1896 , and her exports were $947-
032,000 being $13,577,250 more than in
No country enjoys the peculiar com
mercial advantage possessed by the
United States that of exporting in
eight months $813,370,071 of her sur
plus products , while importing but
$393,708,966 of the products of other na
tions. Such is the record made by the
United States tinder the Dingley tariff.
FREE TRADE AND TRUSTS.
Monopolistic Combines Flourish luxuri
antly in England.
Recent developments in the world of
capital would seem to demonstrate that
trusts and combines do not flourish ex
clusively in countries where protection
abides , but that they make very good
headway under conditions of absolute
free trade. From the New York
Journal of Commerce , of March 4 , a
prominent anti-protection journal , we
learn that :
"Following the recent announcement
noted in these columns of the organi
sation of a flax thread trust in Great
Britain , to include the four principal
spinners , who control , it is said , four-
flfths of the trade , comes a repcsrt that
promoters are uo-v endeavoring to con
solidate Hie spinners of fine flax yarns
in the North of Ireland , the center of
the manufacture of table and handker
chief and other linens. Advices from
England state that a company with
4,000,000 is now proposed. A move
ment is also said to be on foot in Dun
dee , Scotland , to form a 2,000,000
company to control the jute spinning
trade of that city. There appears to
be a general impression in local thread
circles that the new enterprise will be
put through. The stock of the new
concern is to be publicly cffered.wherc-
as in the case of the flax thread trust
it was held among the constituent com
"Still another combination is reporr-
ed. This is intended to include the
spinners of fine Sea Island and Egyp
tian cotton in Lancashire and the
south of England. The capital will ,
it is said , be $6,000.000.
"A London cable dispatch yesterday
stated that twenty-six dyeing firms In
the Bradford district have arranged a
combination representing a capital of
It is a well established fact that un
der the partial free trade regime of
1893-1899 In the United States , trusts
multiplied rapidly and received the
encouragement and impetus which
have carried them along swimmingly
ever since. But it appears that under
free trade In the "altogether , " as they
have It in the United Kingdom , mon
opolies fatten and thrive at an amaz
The list presented above aggregates
$76,000.000 of capital concentrated for
purposes to control in a few lines of
textile industry in Great Britain.
There is manifestly something wrong
with the favorite Cobdenite contention
that protection is your only breeder of
At the present rate of demolition the
time honored assortment of free trade
arguments and maxims will soon bs
wholly wiped out. One by one they are
being relegated to the limbo of "in
nocuous desuetude. "
They "Would If They Conld.
"The organs are now busy showing
that the Dingley bill has taken $17,000-
000 more from the people in seven
months than the Wilson bill did in a
like time. Would it not be better to
the country if they were able to show
that much less spent by congress ? People
ple do not generally hanker for" greater
taxation ; they would prefer less ex
pense in hard times. " Milwaukee
Thus the expected happens. Nothing
could be more certain than that the
free-trade acrobats would execute pre
cisely this kind of a flipflop. Previous
to the February report the Dingley
tariff was condemned for its failure to
produce a revenue equal to government
expenditures ; but now that the return
of something like normal conditions
shows the law to be a good revenue
producer , behold , the Dingley tariff is
roasted because it has yielded in seven
months $17,000,000 more than the Wil
son law yielded in a corresponding pe
riod of time.
Let the present law continue to pro
duce surpluses for the next six months
and every free-trade flipflopper in the
land will be worrying about too much
revenue , "excessive taxation , " etc.
Meanwhile we can all take comfort
from the reflection that the Dingley
law will keep right on producing rev
enue , defending American labor and in
dustries , and promoting American
prosperity. Not all the free-traders
who ever howled and flipflopped can
prevent that agreeable consummation.
They would if they could , but they
A Stumbling Block.
They AVill Not See.
The calamity-howlers and those who
will not see improved conditions in the
business of the country shut their eyes
and say nothing about the advance of
wages in the iron mines , the coal
mines , the glass works , the iron works ,
the pottery works and the railroads
throughout the United States.
The men who delight to see some
thing wrong in the business of the
country for the selfish purpose of se
curing arguments to advance their po
litical chances will not acknowledge
that the bank clearings of the week
when Jones , Towne and Butler issued
their wails of woe in addresses to the
people of the country were 60 per cent
greater than those of the corresponding
week of the preceding year under the
administration of the party which they
are now asking the people of the Unit
ed States to return to power. The
bank clearings of the United States for
the week ending Feb. 19 were $1,524-
588,524 , against $955,135,768 in the cor
responding week of last year , while the
number of people employed in the
United States has vastly increased
meantime , and the wages paid have in
thousands of cases been advanced.
Trusts and the TiirilT.
The newspapers are commenting on
the failure of the Great Salt Union , a
British trust , which was boomed a.
first by enormous dividends , but which
has now ceased to be a profitable con
cern , owing to the unfortunate trading
with the United States and India. The
Commercial Advertiser of New York
takes advantage of the occasion to hit
"American free traders" a diff by ask
ing how a union , trust , or pool of any
sort can exist where there is no pro
As a matter of course , there are a few
free traders who seem to believe that a
Irish tariff breeds trusts , but a high
tariff , a low tariff , or no tariff has
nothing whatever to do with the crea
tion of trusts. There are dozens of
trusts in England , where free trade
prevails ; there are a number in the
United States , where the Dingley law
is now operating.
The tariff has no influence or effect
on them one way or another. Atlanta
Constitution ( free trade ) .
NO NEED OF FOREIGN WOOLS.
Known Kind of Shcop Can Be
Duplicated In Texas.
Since the Wool Record called atten
tion to the advantages enjoyed by Tex
as , in comparison with Australia , for
sheep industry , Interest in this In
dustry In Texas seems to have In
Importn of wool from Australia have
averaged about 62,500,000 pounds dur
ing past four years. Last year these
imports were exceptionally large by
reason of the efforts , by European wool
interests , to anticipate the change in
the tariff , and the imports were also
large in 1895. Under nominal condi
tions , however , it is unlikely that the
average imports would exceed 50,000-
Last year Texas produced 17,315,097
pounds of wool of comparatively fine
quality. Montana last year produced
20,110,391 pounds and Oregon 18,440,850
pounds. This makes a total of 55,866-
338 pounds , or more than the normal
average of imports from Australia. The
quality of the Texas and Montana
wools has been greatly impaired with
in the past few years. The greatest
progress in th's direction has , however ,
been made in Texas. Not only has the
quality been improved by the introduc
tion of merino blood , but the average
clip per sheep has increased.
Texas has a vast area ; it is well wat
ered with rivers , the climate is well
adapted to sheep husbandry , the tem
perature is even and the pasturage is
abundant during the whole year. As
respects all the essential requirements
for sheap raising Texas is certainly
equal if not superior to Australia. All
that seems to be needed for the en
couragement of Texas wool growers is
continued protection and the proper
presentation of her advantages as a
sheep raising state.
The flocks of the state are uow en
tirely composed of fine wooled sheep ,
affording a basis of improvement in the
grade of the staple. The area is be
yond all question ample for expansion ,
and it is doubtless true , as the Wool
Record asserts , that there is no kind
of sheep or class of wool in the world
that can not be successfully duplicat
ed or improved upon In the United
States , and particularly in Texas.
The wool industry of Texas should bs
encouraged in every way possible , and
with the protection afforded by the
Dingley tariff there is no reason why
the Australian imports of wool should
not be materially reduced from this
time forward , and Texas wool be
largely substituted for the foreign
The Cotton Industry.
In response to a demand for reliable
information regarding the conditions
recently prevailing in the cotton man
ufacturing industry , the American
Economist has engaged as a special
commissioner to investigate and report
upon this question Mr. E. G. Pipp , ed
itor and proprietor of the Chronicle ,
Burlingame , Kan. Mr. Pipp has given
much attention to economic questions ,
and is a forcible and fluent writer. His
investigations will embrace the condi
tions pertaining to the industry in New
England and in the southern states ,
and his facilities for obtaining reliable
and valuable information will be such
as to attach to his reports an excep
tional degree of importance and in
terest. Mr. Pipp came into prominence
in December , 1897t through a series of
articles contributed by him to the Topeka -
peka Daily Capital , as the special rep
resentative of that paper. These ar
ticles , descriptive of the iron and coal
industries of the eastern states , attract
ed attention by reason alike of their
matter and their manner , and stamped
the writer as a man of exceptional pow
ers of observation and description. It
is expected that Mr. Pipp's contribu
tions on the subject of the cotton in
dustry will begin in the Economist the
second week in April and cover a pe
riod of about tea weeks.
War and the Wilson 15111.
The sharp declines in stock values
since the Cuban imbroglio began has
been remarked. But it is interesting to
compare the prices of prominent stocks
now with prices prevailing when the
Wilson bill was furnishing the pros
perity for the country. Yesterday Bur
lington railroad shares sold at 93. In
1896 the same stock sold for 53. In
1892 , before the Wilson bill , Burling
ton sold for 110. Note how much more
destructive some things may be than a
fear of war. Panhandle sold yesterday
for 43. In 1896 it had fallen to 11.
Canadian Pacific sold in 1S95 for 33 ,
and was quoted yesterday at 80. Chesa
peake and Ohio in two years has jump
ed from 11 to 19 ; Illinois Central from
81 to 100 ; Lake Shore from 134 to 190 ;
Louisville and Nashville from 37 to 51 ;
St. Paul from 59 to 91 ; Rock Island
from 49 to 85 ; Sugar from 95 to 126 ,
and Pennsylvania from 48 % in 1S95 to
57 Jyesterday. .
War is a terrible calamity. But in
its destructive influences it must be
come infinitely worse than the shadow
that it is so far , or it is not to be com
pared with such a disaster as the finan
cial panic and the ruin of values that
came with the Wilson bill. Pittsburg
Two years ago , in January , the best
Ohio wool was selling in the Cleveland
market at 16 and 17 cents a pound. To
day the same wool is quoted at 25 and
26 cents a pounds , the increase being
9 cents a pound , or almost 53 per cent.
The Dingley law is justifying the pre
dictions of its framers in nearly all re
spects , and during the coming summer
its success as a revenue measure is
likely to be demonstrated in such a way
as to insure sweeping success for ths
Republican party at the congressional
elbctic-as next fall. Cleveland Leader.
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She Why did you insist on such a
short engagement , hubby ?
He There were financial interests
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frank with the reporters of reputable
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An Editor Say.
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Omaha , 2
Congressman Dolliver of Iowa went
from the state university of West Vir
ginia into a brick yard. Saving his
money , he soon had enough to go to
Iowa , where he opened up a law office.
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