The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, November 25, 1898, Image 6

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    Our Tliaulcsglvlus ; .
By Helen Ctmffee.
We'd thought on this Thanksgivin'
To eat oar punkin pie
With dear old mother at the farm ,
As in the days gone by.
But greater Power than we had milled
That mother shouldn't stay ,
An' then we couldn't bear the farm ,
When she had slipped away.
So brother John , he sent me word
Ter visit him a spell ,
An' eat in style Tlianksgivin' Day
Up at his big hotel.
Well , sech a bill o' fare as that
I never see afore ,
With all the things I ever cat ,
An' several dozen more.
I labored hard to do my part
At talk an' etiquette ;
Though John was hardened to this
Sometimes his eyes wuz wet.
t knew that though his purse could
The costliest liind of dish.
For mother's rare Thanksgtvin' treat
He often felt a wish.
An' when I left him for the night ,
I couldn't help but say ,
"It ain't the food ner yit the style
That makes ' "
Thanksgivin' Day.
"We are the first , " whispered Nellie ,
as she seated herself near the reading
"How queer Sunday school looks
when it is empty , " sa'd her sister
Ruth , climbing up by her side.
A scuffling step sounded in the aisle.
* "I know who that is , " said Nellie ,
soltly. "That is Annie Ridley. Her
hoes are so old. "
"Yea , " said Ruth , peeping over the
5 > aclc of the bench. "Her shoes are all
in holes , and her dress is patched ,
and "
"Hush ! " whispered Nellie.
Annie Ridley passed by without
' turning her head , sajt down on thn
veryenfl of the opposite bench , covered
her shoes with her dress , and frown
"Is she cross ? " asked Ruth.
"Hush ! " said Nellie.
One by one the other scholars ar
rived , and as each prettily dressed girl
came in Annie Ridley frowned at her
and turned her head away. No one
sat close to her the children seemed
rather to prefer to be crowded than to
do so. At last one girl came to Nel
lie and said :
"Move up , please. "
Nellie tried to move , but there wai
no room.
"Why don't you go over there ? " said
Ruth , pointing to the vacant seat by
"She is so ragged , " replied the girl.
"I don't like to. "
"She is clean , " said Ruth. "You
may have my seat. I will go and sit
by her. May I , Nellie ? "
"Yes , " she said , after a moment ,
"but you must be eoocl. " .
"I am always good in Sunday
school , " replied the little one , and
crossing the space between the benches
she said to Annie :
"Please may 1 sit here ? " -
"You may if you want to , " replied
Annie , rather crossly.
All the scholars looked at each other
and smiled. Her sister blushed.
"She is so small , " she said to her
Then the teacher entered , and Annie
and Ruth were forgotten.
When the scholars stood up to sing.
Ruth offered one side of her hymnbook -
book to Annie , who took hold of the
cover with the tip end of her fingers
and sang from it.
"How nice you sing , " whispered
Ruth. "I wish I could slug so. "
Annie smiled.
"You are too little yet , " she said ,
and moved closer. Then when the
singing was over she added : "You are
the nicest girl in the school.
But Ruth did not answer , for just
then a gentleman began to speak , and
she knew that she must pay attention.
So she listened and he told them the
stories of Thanksgiving day and ended
by saying : "No one is too poor or too
small to be of use. "
"He don't know everybody , " whis
pered Annie. "He don't know us. "
Then she added suddenly : "Say , what
is Thanksgiving for , anyhow ? "
"Mamma said that long ago , when
the people first came to America to
live , they were so glad when the grain
and pumpkins and potatoes were put
away safe in the barn for the winter
that they appointed one day to go to
church and give thanks. "
"Oh , " said Annie , "but suppose they
had no barn and no pumpkins and
things. Then what ? "
"We have no barn. " replied Ruth ,
"but mamma buys the pumpkin and
turkey at the store. "
"My mother never does , " said An
"Why ? " asked Ruth.
"Because she can't , " answered An
"Don't you have any Thanksgiving
dinner then ? " asked Ruth.
Annie shook her head.
"No , " she said , "we don't often have
bread enough , so you see I could not
do anything for any one if I wanted to
ever so much. "
"And I am afraid I'm too little , "
said Ruth , thoughtfully.
Just then the collection plate was
passed before them. Ruth had two
five-cent pieces in her hand , but when
she saw that her new friend had noth
ing to give she laid one of the coins on
her lap.
Annie turned red. but she gave Ruth
a shy smile and placed the money on
the plate.
"You see you are not too little , " she
"That was nothing , " replied Ruth.
When it was time to go home she
ooked around to say good-by to An-
lie , but the child had slipped away.
Ruth was thinking so hard of poor
ittle Annie that when Nellie dropped '
icr hand and turned to speak to. an-
ither girl she forgot to wait and start-
id to cross the street alone , and half
vay across she tripped and fell. Be-
br she could struggle to bar feet a
horse came swiftly around the corner.
She had no time to be frightened , how
ever , for the next moment her hand
was seized and she was pulled back to
the pavement.
It was little Annie Ridley , who had
seen the accident , and ran back to help
"There , " she said ; "now wait for
your sister. "
She was darting away when Ruth
caught her hand.
"You thought you could not do any
thing for any one , " she said , "but you
have saved me from being hurt , ilam-
ma will be so glad. "
"That was noliiing , " said Annie , and
hurried away.
Of course when Ruth got home she
told her mother all about Annie , and
you may be sure Annie had a splendid
Thanksgiving dinner that year , for
Ruth's mother was so grateful to the
little girl that she felt as though she
could not do enough for her.
The next time Annie Ridley came to
Sunday school she was dressed as
nicely as any little girl need be , and
her face wore a very pleasant expres
sion instead of a frown.
g a Record.
Reverend Party "Young man , do If
you realize what j ou have to be thank PC
ful for this day " atn
Brawny Footballist "Sure , pop. I n
sent three fellers to the hospital today gi
who belonged to the other team. " h
A Thanksgiving Discussion.
"What use are my riches , " i grumbled ,
"When there's never a sweetheart to
share ? "
With my watch fob I dallied and fum Dl
As we two sat alone on the stair.
The old folks still lingered o'er din ki
ner , tei
While the youngsters played hide- teim
and-go-seek. in
Dolly said : "I'm're a sin eij
ner , for
For you ought to be thankful and CO
meek. " ,
"To be thankful and meek were a
' ject
When singleness hangs like
a pall , be
And you don't know how lonely 'tis , .
To live In a bachelor's hall.
Why , I've turned on the dog in a passion - ,
sion , sn
Because the poor brute couldn't it
speak ! and
And here you go on In this fashion- su
I ought to be thankful and meek ! " I fe <
So we argued , and I had the pleasure
Of gazing down into her eyes , gr
Of taking her fairy waist's measure ure
Despite her reproving surprise ; The
'Till at last I grew stronger and bolder. rine
While Dolly no longer demurred ; ered
For as her dear head touched my he
shoulder vast
"Now , wilt you be thankful ? " she ou
purred tin
Increase In the Amount Paid to YTn-je-
Karnerrt During the Current Year
Estimated to lie Upwards or Two
Thousand Millions of Dollars.
The recently published coniprchenF
sive industrial census of leading Industries -
dustries in forty-seven states and ter-
ritories. issued by the American Prop
teclive Tariff League , proves that the
amount cf wages paid io labor in the
United States was 44 per cent greater
in 1898 than during the distressful
year of 1895. document v/aa pre
pared by Hon. Robert \V. Taylor , who
represents In congress the district for
merly represented by President Me-
The vitally important question
arises , What does the increase of 41 '
per cent in wages amount to in dollars
and cents ? This can DC answered ap
proximately upon the basis of the
wages paid during the census ypar
1S90. The wages paid in manufac
tures alone during that year amounted -
ed to § 2,253,216,529. Forty-four per
cent of this amount is $1,001,615,272.
This represents approximately the in
creased amount of wages paid to labor
in manufactures in the United States
during the year 1S9K , as compared with
the amount paid in 1895. It far ex
ceeds the value of the commercial ad
vantages which will be realized from
all the ten'torial acquisitions of the
country during the recent war , even
if we shall acquire Cuba. In a word ,
during ( he present adminlstvati oi
our national affairs the victories of
peace through the adequate protection
of American icdustry are far more re
nowned than those of war.
Again. Uiis increase in the amount
of wages paid to labor exceeds the
average annual valitf of the exports
of merchandise frora the United States
during thf last five years by $31-
662,966. This is not a strange thing.
The internal commerce of the United j
Slates many times exceeds In value 'Is
foreign rscnerce. The value of the
hcne inarkct is at jcast twenty times
tte eggreaate value oi cl ! our foreign
But the foregoing statement as to
the value cl the advantages derived
from protection ( ? 1,004,615,27 ) falls
very Mr sLort of th ? truth. H Is based
upon the wag s pa'd in manufactures
alone , in mining and in all olher in
dustries : he gain for the year 1S9S
over the year 1S95 would undoubtedly
amount to nearly , if not quite , two
thousand million dollars a year.
Under unbroken protection the num
ber ot persons employed in manufac
tures increased from 1,311.2-lG in 1SCO
to 4.712.C22 in 1890 ; the value of the
products of manufacture increased
frora f2.883,861,676 in 1SCO to $3.372-
437,253 ia i 90 , and the annual earn
ings per capita of laborers employed
in manufactures increased from . ? 2J > 9
in 1SCO to S-JS4 in 1810.
Again , the value of domestic ex
ports of merchandise from the United
Stales increased from $793,092,599 dur
ing the calamitous year of 1S95 io
$1,210.281,913 during the prosperous
year of 1 SOS. For the first time in the
history of the country the value of
the exports of inanurnctured poods
from the United Slates during the sn
year ended JHQP .10 , IS93. exceeded eCm
the value cf the imports of manufac eCm
tured goods into the United States. m
In his last annual message to congress - "
gress , submitted December. 1SS2 ,
President Harrison shewed that the
country wts then at the high water
mark of "prosperity. Upon the inaug
uration of President Cleveland in 1S93
the country was plunged Into the
depJhs of despondency as the result
of free trade. I3ut again , under pro
tection , it has attained unto n greater
degree of prosperity than e\cr be'-
It would seem that these important
facts are being lost sight of even by
many Republican speakers and uews-
pppers in the light of the brilliant
achievements cf our army and navy.
we fail to profit by the more 1m- \
pcrtant lessens of experience in the
arts of peace , the patriotic soul of this 5
nation may well exclaim , in the lan
guage of Rmlyard Kipling's recessional
hymn : :
"Lord. 1 God of Hosts , be with r.s yet ,
Lest < we forget ; lest we forget. "
Dliicriniinntlng ; Dutten u Bleann of ue-
storlntr Our aiurlno Prestige.
In view of the fact that Senator El-
kins' bill , providing for adequate pro te
tection to the American merchant pr
marine ; , by the imposition of discrim prm
inating duties against imports in for Ai
eign vessels , will probably be pressed tin
action at the ensuing
session of na
. It is well to
congress. consider what we
. be the attitude of
may members re m
garding measures having for their ob to
< the promotion of American fihip- sal
ping interests. The administration NE
being favorable to it. it is believed that
majority of the members of the '
house are also in favor of extending Tc
some degree of protection to American tri
shipping. If this belief is well founded ab
will need only well directed effort its
convincing arguments to secure th
such legislation as will be entirely ef isl
fective in accomplishing the much de shi
sired object. thi
Eight years ago the Fifty-first con- wi
ress had under consideration a meas foe
providing for a mileage subsidy. ou
* house committee on merchant ma Slli
and fisheries exhaustively consid- j ica
the measure , giving extended ini
hearings to interested parties , took a It
amount of testimony , and thor ItAr
oughly examined official reports with wi
object of obtaining all possible in-
formation bearing upon the Important
subject of placing the American mer
chant marine upon an equality with
that of other nations. The results cf
this investigation were submitted to
congress in an elaborate report by the
committee , accompanied by all the evi
dence , and this report completely sus
tained the contention that remedial
legislation of a radical character was
absolutely necessary.
The outcome of this inquiry was the
passage , Mvrch 3 , 1891 , of the postal
subsidy act , which measure was
amended in the following year so as to
provide that the privileges of the act
should be applied to the admission to
registry of foreign built vessels , owned
by Americans , upon condition that the
same number of ships of equal tonnage
should be constructed In American
yards. This law enabled the steam
ships "New York" and "Paris , " con
structed In England , to be admitted to
registry , while the "St. Louis" and
"St. Paul" v/ere built in this country.
This line of four ocean steamers , of
great cpeed and of most modem equip
ment , rendered effective service during
the war as auxiliary naval cruisers.
While the acts of 1891 and 1S92 have
been measurcably effective in promot
ing the object sought , they do not give
'the protection which is absolutely re
quired , and which , it is believed , can
best be given by the imposition of dis
criminating duties against imports in
foreign vesselo. The above acts pro
vide for postal subsidies. These in
volve annually increasing expenditures
by the government , and also involve
the probability that some future con
gress may demand the repeal of the
acts. These laws also provide for the
purchase by Americans of foreign built
vessels , which shall be admitted to
registry on certain condition ? . They
do not stimulate the organization of
new shipbuilding plants to the extent
that these plants would be established
were all vessels entitled to postal sub
sidies required to be built in this coun
There seeras to be no good reason
why Americans should go abroad for
ships , and contribute to the develop
ment and profit of foreign shipbuild
ers . , while American shipbuilding
plants have material of a superior
quality and workmen of equal or even
greater skill than are possessed by for
eigners. With 90 per cent of labor ex
pended upon a vessel , why should we
give it to aliens by purchasing ships
abroad ?
The acts of 1S91 and 1892 , therefore ,
give only a small measure of benefit to
American shipbuilding interests. The
chief advantages accruing from the
execution of these acts are in enabling
American ships to compete with for
eign vessels as regards cost of opera
tion , in wages and subsistence. The
v.-nera of thece ships are not benefited
to such an extent as to enable them to
meet the competition of low freights. | d
They have to seek for cargoes under
many disadvantages , ami they are subjected - '
jected to innumerable discouraging an
noyances in the prosecution of their
busine.s. If an inquiry should now bo
made i'rom the interested parties who
testified before the committee on mer
chant marine and fisheries in 1890 ,
doubtless it would be found that the
majority of these parties would de
clare that neither mileage subsidy ,
which they then advocated , nor postal
subsidy , which they obtained , had been
effective in restoring the American
merchant marine , and that the only
measure likely to accomplish the de
sired object would be the imposition
- discriminating duties against im
ports in foreign vessels.
An Astonishing 1'at-t.
Croatly to He Desired.
The American Economist is for pro-
ction * with a vengeance. It would
ovltle , in addition to the present
etnod of fixing prices and forcing the
merican consumer to accept or pay
iem , heavy penalties on ships of other
itious coming Into our ports , ana
ouhl pay high subsidies to Eastern
anufacturers to help them build ships
carry their surplus goods forth for Di
le in other lands. Dallas ( Texas )
DWS. ii
How ] about Western manufacturers ?
( > were under the Impression that
: xas had lately developed an Indus- ire
ial ambition and was desirous ot son
laudoniiig the folly of shipping dat for me
raw materials and then buying
em < back again in the shape if lin-
hed products. It the Lone Star State Fl
.ould be fortunate enough to realize
is laudable aspiration through the Sr
ise : economic industries to gain 2. firm r.ii.
otholtl , woulil it not be desirable that lieu
itsitle markets bo provided for its lioPi
rplus goods by means of an Anier- Pi
an merchant marine built up in the
terest of American trade extension ?
is this result , good friends , that the
merican Economist is striving for
1th all its might. Is it not a result
eatly to be desired ?
The ceremony of owning Edwards
" BOD.
R Evans , a cousin of "Fighting
S the pastor of a Congregational
church In Danbury , Conn. , got aa rar
as crowding the church with specta
tors to witness the rite before it was
' views
decided that the candidate's
were not sufficiently o'rthodox. wr.
ofthe Yale
Evans , who Is a graduate
divinity school , has preached several
times m the church he was to nave
taken charge of and is quite popular
with its congregation.
It's well enough to keep up to date ,
but it's foolish to borrow trouble
Blood Purified by Hood's Sarsapa-
rila ! and Health is Good.
"I was a sufferer from catarrn. One or
my neighbors advised me to toke Hood's
Sarsaparilla and I did so. A few bottles
pur led my blood and cured me. I have
remained In good health ever since. " JAS.
T. ADKINS , Athensvllle , Illinois.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is America's Greatest Medicine. 51 ; six for $5.
Hood's Pills cure all Liver IDs. 25cent * .
Speaking of the immense power of
Boss Croker , Bourke Cochran says ev
ery financial house in New York city
dreads his hostility , and that , if he
declared that he needed $1,000,000 for
political purposes , § 2,000,000 would bo
immediately forthcoming.
It's just as easy to buy Diamond "C"
Soap as inferior kinds. Your grocer
sells it.
Young Doctor I find It hard to draw
the line between hay fever and influ
enza. Old Doctor It is hard , my boy ;
but social distinctions have to be
made ; there's no help for it. " Detroit
General'Wheeler was the youngest
man in the confederate army to attain
the rank of lieutenant general. He
was 26.
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