The Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Cherry Co., Neb.) 1896-1898, December 23, 1897, Image 3

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Four months 4S990S49 S34474321
This presents a balance of over 14
000000 in favor of the Wilson bill It
should also be remembered that the
revenue secured by the Wilson bill for
the time in question was collected
when business was paralyzed by the
panic of 1S03 while the Dingley bill
was operating under the glorious influ
ence of the McKinley prosperity which
is so much vaunted by the Republican
press Truly as Mrs Malaprop would
say comparisons are odorous to
Chairman Dingley Chicago Dispatch
Silver in India
It is said that a dear rupee will
ruin the export trade of India If a
dear rupee will ruin the export trade
of that country it follows inexorably
that a cheai rupee must foster and
stimulate it This is exactly what the
silver men in the United States have
steadily claimed wind what the gold
men have just as steadily denied Upon
this point we will now simply remind
our gold idolaters that the export
trade referred to is one that has been
built up very largely at the expense of
gold standard countries and particu
larly at the expense of the United
It is a rather late day though for
the government of that country to be-
i gin to whimper about its export trade
lAs has been sufficiently shown in other
mint which forced the rupee artificial
ly above the level of the coins of other
silver using countries the export trade
of India to those countries received a
terrible blow In fact it was almost
ruined In trade with China Japan
the Straits and other silver countries
India is now at a great disadvantage
by reason of the rising value of the
rupee But as that rupee is still away
lelow par in gold -which is 24 pence
he has a corresponding advantage in
trade with gold standard countries
Still upon the whole the government
of India plants itself upon narrow
The restoration of the par value of
the rupee would it is true deprive that
country of a bounty on exports to those
loing business upon a gold basis But
this bounty is already lessened by the
rise of the rupee and the more it rises
the smaller the bounty becomes On
the other hand though it would de
prive silver using countries of a like
bounty over her so that as a mere mat
ter of commerce it is doubtful if India
would lose anything It is to be grave
ly feared that the money lender has got
in his deadly work on the government
of tiiat country j
Puttinjr Pins iii McKinlcys Chair
Reed like Caesar is ambitious He
has desired to be President for many
yearst He is conscious that he -was
cheated out of the nomination to which
he was by merit entitled on account
of the wholesale purchase by money
and promises of patronage employed
Ty the political syndicate directed by
Mark Ha una Mr Reed can have lin
ger the circumstances no conscientious
scruples about throwing obstructions
in the pathway of the McKinley second
term boom Evidence is already com
ing to the surface that the speaker is
taking time by the forelock with onfc
hand and putting bent pins on the chair
-whereon sits the administration -with
the other Kansas City Times
Organ Predicts Defeat
The Republican party in Congress is
ax present divided on every important
proposition upon which action is ex
pected by the country No recommen
dation by the President is unanimously
indorsed Does this argue a do-nothing
session or only such results as carry
with them the scats of bitter factional
lighting A do nothing session of Con
gress and demoralized Republican or
ganizations in important States -will
inevitably lead to defeat next year
Washington Star
Honest and Bogus Pensioners
In the process of purging tlie pension
rolls -which 1ms become so imperative
there would be nothing to be feared by
those -who rightfully belong on the
lists The enormous amount which is
now expended in pensions would be
cheerfully paid by the people -without
one word of complaint if it were in
discharge of an honest and patriotic
obligation No retrenchment is asked
-which interferes -with the relief of any
f -A
Defenders of the Dhigley tariff rise
to tlie dignity of the occasion with as
sertion for lack of argument Chair
man Dingley asserts that In time his
famous deficit producer will bring in
sufficient revenue to meet the expenses
of the Government and he defiantly
adds that tliose who criticise the tariff
do not dare to make comparisons be
tween the iirst months of the Wilson
act and the first months of the present
This assertion was made in the face
of the fact that comparisons have been
made right along showing the failure
of the Dingley bill to secure as much
revenue as the Wilson measure which
was so roundly condemned by Repub
As an example of the comparisons
which have been made Chairman
IMngleys attention is called to the fol
lowing figures showing the revenue
which was secured by the two tariffs
during the initial four months of their
Wilson act Dingley act
First month S15rG4090 S9S7702
Second month 11102118 7043100
Third month 10JCO02 9713404
Fourth month 11203049 9830025
J veteran who was disabled in the ser
vice and who needs the assistance of
the government All that is demanded
is the abandonment of a policy which
encourages a spirit of mendicancy and
a disposition to work the governraeiyt
I Kansas City Star
Mr Howells Misapprehension
A statement is put forth by Assistant
Secretary Howell of tlie Treasury De
partment apparently designed to miti
gate tlie discouraging figures of his
chief as regards the operation of the
Dingley tariff The point made by Mr
Howell is that the responsibility for the
future of the Republican tariff to pro
duce revenue lies with the public not
with the law If we had the imports
that we had in 1892 or 189G he says it
would be all right But the purpose
of the Dingley bill is to shut out im
portations If the people do not import
as much under the Dingley law as they
did under the Democratic tariff is not
that according to Republican logic a
great and glorious triumph of the pro
tective principle Boston Post
Speaker Reed Able lo Dictate
The silence of Speaker Reed on all
the material points of President Mc
Kinleys message is pregnant Mr
Reeds mastery of the House promises
to be as complete through the regular
session as it was over the session called
by the President before the most valu
able part of the patronage had been
dispensed This being the case he
will be in a position to dictate terms to
the administration on nearly every
proposition affecting domestic as well
as foreign affairs St Louis Republic
As the Republican Reason
Wonderful is the logic of Republican
ism According to this system the Wil
son bill brought about a deficit of 70
000000 fourteen months before it was
passed and now it has brought about
a deficit of 40000000 five months after
it has been repealed Memphis Com
mercial Appeal
Only One Thing More Needed
The Illinois Republican leaders pro
pose to gerrymander the State again in
order to secure if possible a few more
legislative and congressional seats If
they could only deprive the minority of
representation absolutely they would
rest content Manchester X H Un
An Administration of Deficits
The biggest visible thing the McKin
ley administration has developed is the
deficit in the treasury but that is noth
ing compared to the deficit in the pock
ets of the people through the protection
afforded to trusts under the Dingley
law Louisville Dispatch
The Presidents Message
It is fortunate for the country that
President McKinleys peculiar financial
views as expressed in his message
stand no chance of being enacted into
law Knoxville Tribune
Late but a Republican Pres
ident acknowledges that the Republi
can financial legislation of the last thirty-five
years is unsound unsafe and
ought to be reformed altogether New
York Times
The President closes a remarkably
weak and meaningless message with a
good word for the civil service laws
which his officials just now are so in
dustriously engaged in trying to evade
Wheeling Register
A collection of words and not bril
liant ones at that Of positive expres
sion of individuality of pith and mar
row there is none The eiessage is
hardly warm enough to melt a hole in
the snow on the Fourth of July Quin
cy 111 Herald
He has missed a golden opportunity
for writing a great and patriotic mes
sage and has given the country instead
a tedious discourse filled with excuses
for inaction on some important sub
jects and making tentative and indefi
nite recommendations with regard to
others Buffalo Courier
The whole message is pitifully weak
Abstract where it should be concrete
wavering where it should be steadjT
and evasive where it should be frank
cautious where it should be bold and
disappointing where it should be in
spiring Minneapolis Times
That is a highly humorous paragraph
in the Presidents message which would
make our ships familiar visitors at
every commercial port of the world
The object of the high tariff being to
restrict commerce what use have we
for ships in foreign ports St Louis
Post Dispatch
Mediocrity apologizing for bad faith
and incompetency epitomizes the quali
ty of the Presidents message Charac
terized mildly President McKinley s
latest state paper is a tissue of unsound
and vacillating policies tediously pre
sented and feebly defended Kansas
City Times
It is les r markable in what it says
than in what it omits to say So far
from showing jggrpsve qualities it
is conservative to the verge of the com
monplace Not even the stock market
alert to extract a sensataon from any
public event reacts to anything the
President has to say to Congress Bos
ton Post
President McKinley seems to have
entirely overlooked that 9000000 a
month treasury deficit Only nine
months ago he insisted that an excess
of expenditures over receipts was a
dangerous condition which must be
stopped at once if confidence and pros
perity were to be restored Indianapo
lis News
One of the Most Striking Peculiarities
of the English City
Americans who have penetrated as
far away from home as London re
mark as one of the more striking pe
culiarities of that metropolis the ex
traordinary difficulty of getting some
thing to eat there after midnight
There are perhaps fifty open-all-night
restaurants in New York and in all
considerable American cities provision
is made for people who have occasion
for food when most people are asleep
The restaurant wagons which during
the last two or three years have come
to be familiar in most American cities
do business from sunset to sunrise or
later and in themselves form a suffi
cient safeguard against nocturnal fam
ine London seems not to have devel
oped even these itinerant havens Ju
lian Ralph lately communicated to the
London Mail a distressing narrative
though happy in its ending of the an
guish of an American gentleman who
left Paris with nothing more than a
cup of coffee in him omitting to take
food at Boulogne or on the boat I find
its throwing money overboard to eat
crossing the channel and who found
himself In London after midnight so
hungry that I was all one clamorous
appetite with a hat on and a suit of
clothes There was not a bite of any
thing at his hotel he had not tele
graphed He was recommended to
consult a cabman Cabby took him to
a proprietary club where he was first
refused admittance and afterwards
told he could got in by signing an ap
plication for membership and paying
an Initiation fee but as there was no
food in the house except a few sand
wiches he retired A house near by
was said to contain food which could
be had at a cost of a guinea for each
edible object ordered a guinea for a
chop a guinea for a potato and so on
That didnt do either Then the cab
by touched by the anguish of his fare
and assured that the plainest food
would more than satisfy a man the
sides of whose stomach were knocking
together like castanets drove to a lit
tle green cabin stranded in the road
way in Piccadilly frequented and
sustained by cabmen and there the
suffering American got the steak and
potatoes and bread and tea that his
system clamored for The food was
good and the company genial and well
mannered so the story ended with the
return of a happy man to his hotel
but he still wonders that the habits of
London should be so very differeut
from the habits of American cities
Other Americans have been heard of
whose experiences have stirred in
them the same surprise One of them
is Mr Ralph himself who says Why
London does not demand all night res
taurants I dont know except it be
that the English have developed the
home their love of it and its capacity
for giving satisfaction as no other peo
ple have And England be it remem
bered is all English Harpers
Lost the Subject
A few days ago Rev Dr Mclntyre
delivered a lecture in a new theater at
Washington Iowa says the Chicago
Times Herald It was a fine building
and the company which built and oper
ated it also owned a private electric
plant which lighted it A large audi
ence was present and the lecturer had
his subject well in hand when sudden
ly every light went out The theater
was pitch dark
A few words from the speaker pre
vented a panic and the lecture was re
sumed in tlie dark Tust at the climax
of a fine period the lights suddenly
flashed up again throwing the audi
ence into disorder and disconcerting
the lecturer After a fewminutesof
blinking Dr Mclntyre settled down to
work again and was -warming up nice
ly when another plunge into darkness
interrupted him
He was n earing the pero ration and
hoped to finish it in the dark without
further interference Patience he
said is absolutely necessary for suc
cess in the daily affairs of life Never
lose your temper It is foolish to dis
play such a weakness
Just then the lights flashed up The
speaker walked to the wings and shak
ing his fist at a brawny Irishman who
was tampering with the wires cried
out in a tone which could have been
heard a block away Confound you
you idiot Will you ever have sense
enough to leave those wires alone
That ended the lecture on Patience
Fortunes Awaiting Claimants
By order of Parliament a report has
just been made out and published con
cerning the unclaimed funds in the
keeping of the various English govern
ment departments at the present mo
ment The chancery division of the Su
preme Courtof Judicature has in its pos
session over 300000000 after paying
during the last two years 585000000
to successful claimants The Irish
Court of Chancery holds some 50
000000 of unclaimed moneys while
the unclaimed Government stocks and
accumulated dividends retained by the
treasury department amount to 28
000000 Unclaimed dividends in
bankruptcy are figured at 50000000
while unclaimed army and navy prize
money and accumulations of pay ex
ceed 3000000 All these funds are
used by the British Government until
claims thereto have been satisfactorily
proved An endeavor will be made to
transfer to the state the custody of un
claimed funds in the hands of bankers
and others These funds are known ro
amount to a colossal sum far exceed
ing the total amount of unclaimed mon
ey now in the keeping of the Goverii
ment Boston Transcript
It keeps some men busy in renting
schemes to separate other men from
their money
A3 a successful writer of fiction the
man who gets out the weather reports
easily distances all competitors
The homeopathic hospital which the citizens of San Francisco are to build is de
signed to be one of the finest institutions of its kind on the continent of North Amer
ica The University of California having refused to include the homeopaths in
the allied college the homeopaths and their friends set to work to get even and
the result will be a magnificent medical and surgical hotel which it is hoped by
the new school of treatment will make the regulars green with envy The in
stitution has already been endowed by Mrs Phoebe Hearst with a ward for chil
dren and some of the most prominent citizens in California are deeply interested
in the enterprise
Would Unite Europe in a Commercial
War on America
Count Agenor Goluchowski the Aus
trian Minister of Foreign Affairs who
desires to unite Europe in a commer
cial war on the countries of America
has the reputation among European
diplomats and statesmen of being a
peaceful man His speech in which he
almost violently advocated a concert of
Europe for industrial warfare on the
United States and the South American
lepublics would be startling were there
any possibility of the Counts plan be
ing put into practice The Count is a
man in the prime of life He comes
from a family which has been power
ful in Austrian affairs for several gen
erations and he holds one of the three
ministerial places within the gift of his
rountry His only associates of equal
power and rank are the ministers of
war and finance He has been regard--d
as one of the most brilliant diplomats
in all the countries immediately con
cerned in the troubles over the Balkan
States It was his calm decisive ac
tion in the last engagement between
Turkey and Greece that kept the small
provinces in a state of peace His word
s law on diplomatic matters covering
She uncertain territory between his own
country and the Bosporus he having
served for years as head of the diplo
matic corps at Bucharest the capital
Df Roumania It is to him that the na
lions have looked for a quiet adjust
ment of the Eastern problems His ut
terances against the crushing competi
tion of tiie transatlantic nations is
looked upon with amazement He
claims all the countries of Europe must
stand shoulder to shoulder against the
encroachments made -hi the world
across the ocean His remarks are the
more serious when it is remembered
that it is suspected that he made them
with the full consent of the other pow
ers which are trying to hold their own
against the commercial activity of the
Western world The Austrian authori
ties declare that the Counts warning
was more a desire than an expression
of a program
The Bicycle Woman
A cycling magazine broaches the
burning question Do men like wo
men who cycle V The magazine de
clares it to be a question that is agi
tating both sexes much of late and it
makes bold to answer It all de
pends There are many sorts of
wheelwomen too many sorts unluck
ily There is the mannish inartistlcal
ly garbed individual in such frequent
evidence who boasts of being among
the first women who ever rode the bi
cycle and whose conversation is all of
century runs and the records and
scorching Then there is the silly
weak minded little specimen of femi
ninity who only rides because her
friends do and because it is the fash
ion Wheelwomen of these two sorts
it is prettjr safe to say are not ad
mired by men and what is an even
sounder test neither are they by wo
men Did a girl but know It there is
after allr no surer test of character
than the way she rides her wheel Not
only the way she rides it but the way
she regards it the position to which
she relegates it among her other inter
ests and activities Bicycling brings to
the surface all sorts of undreamed of
possibilities in ones nature It is a
splendid gauge of personality Not
fast or hard rules can be laid down
concerning it of courser but this much
may be said at least The girl whe
behaves well dresses well and rides
well because she enjoys the pastime
and because she Is In need of suitable
outdoor exercise may be sure of calling
forth respect and admiration wherever
she goes
Tire Peculiar Story It Tells t Those
Who Take Time to Observe It
The faces of women one passes in the
street form a eurious story says the
Family Doctor One woman purses up
her lips another screws her eyes into
unuaturalness while a third will wrin
kle up her forehead and eyebrows until
she looks absolutely ugly The trick
is an unconscious oner but is none the
less a trick and a bad one-
There is no reason why any woman
should look forbidding and bad-tempered
just because she is annoyed about
something Deep seated trouble has a
way of writing itself upon the face
whether we will or not Sickness too
has its handwriting and will not be
concealed by art But the frown caus
ed by superficial trouble should not be
entertained by the face for an instant
We should strive to look as pleasant
as possible for the sake of others a
corresponding cheerfulness of tempera
ment will inevitably result and always
to the sweetening of our nature
We cannot afford to go about with
gloomy faces To depress others is not
for us our work is to cheer to raise
up to comfort but we shall never do
this unless we cultivate a pleasant de
meanor and the cheerful temper in
separable from it This brings us to
that question of worry
Can we put it more strongly than to
say that it is a duty to put care worry
fretf tilness behind one I The habit
must be learned or we shall not grow
straight in the strength of our spirit
and live out our life as the light as
Swinburne so well puts it It is diffi
cult to do that says someone
We all know that it is very hard but
women are not afraid of difficulties
The more difficult the right thing is to
do the greater reason for doing it All
we need is to make the first effort
strength Avill be born which will in
crease at each subsequent attempt and
we shall conquer it in the end Salva
tion for women lies in this not to be
overcome by troubles but to overcome
Information for Patrons
When patrons of a small laundry in
the upper part of the city failed to get
their wearing apparel Saturday even
ing they found the place closed and this
note pinned upon the door
Closed on account of sickness till
Monday Im not expected to live
Utica Observer
Real Aristocratic Touch
George met a duke while he was
A real duke
He must have been George loaned
him 7 Cleveland Plain Dealer
There is no parting so bitter as the
parting of a quinine capsule just as you
are in the act of swallowing it
Chasing the Feather is one of the merriest of healthful parlor games A larg
sheet or tablecloth is -held by the participants who sit on chairs placed in a circle
A small feather from a sofa cushion is laid upon it Tje one who is to catch it mus
do so standing To blow blow blow just jishard and fast and furious as possible
is the bounden duty of eveiy player The ene in vir iniv the rohaZ
caght is elected to d the caasimj
Dor lrawn Into Ambunh TricUtt to
Make Away with a Badger
No cuter animal Is found in the West
than the coyote The coyote is to the
plainsman what a fox is to an Eastern
farmer only the coyote Is more In evi
dence Forest and Stream tells about
a dog that had its principal sport chas
ing and otherwise worrying coyotes
and was led into ambush by one coyote
and then set upon by several other of
the prairie wolves and almost done to
Abont 0 oclock one night the pa
per says one of the coyotes came to
the kitchen door and howled aggra
vatingly at the dog which thereupon
set after the coyote full tilt The coy
ote fled around the house down to the
corral and around the blacksmith shan
ty the dog yelping after Behind the
shanty were other coyotes six or seven
of them and all of then made for the
dog in a way that made ft feel lonely
The ranchman heard the fight and the
dogs howls of pain and grasping a
rifle started that way on- the run yell
ing as he went The coyotes- each took
a farewell nip and fled a sore
dog behind Since then the dog ha
not been so much interested as on for
mer occasions fir coyotes- It follows
single coyotes vigorously but the ap
pearance of another sends It back a
fast as It can run
The coyote likes badger flesh very
much but one coyote is not equnl to- l
badger In a fight consequently the
coyote when It meets a badger has to
resort to strategem till aid arrives The
manner in which it does thisaccording
to the paper Is- Interest
A few weeks ago the writer says
as I was riding along I saw a coyote
and av badger The coyote seemed to
be playing with the badger He wouldi
prance around it first as- If to- bite it
then run off a little ways the badger
following evidently very angry Whens
the badger saw me it ran into Its hole
while the coyote went off forty or fifty
yards and lay downevidently knowing
X had no- gun- with me The coyotes
device was evidently to tease and so
keep the badger Interested till another
coyote happened along when the bad
ger would have- beem killed Nev
Yrk Sun
How She Became Noted
As every one- knows Lady Audleys
Secret was the novelwhlch lifted MIsst
Braddon into fame It may not be so
generally known that the author hadT
fo little confidence in her work as to
bring it out in an obscure serial Robin
The story of the story is a romance
In itself Mr Maxwell had started in
more or less rivahy to Dickens first
periodical the magazine called Itobin
Goodfellow Dr Mackey was its ed
itor and Laseelles Wraxall was his sec
ond In command There had been some
difficulty in regard to the opening nov
el in consequence of which the new
periodical was on the eve of postpone
ment a serious contretemps in the facer
of its extensively advertised date of
publication The day before a decision
was necessary Miss Braddon heard off
the difficulty and offered to write the
But even if yon were strong enough i
tc fill the position was the publishers
reply there is no time
How long could you give me5 ask
ed the aspiring authoress
Until to morrow morning
At what time to morrow inorningVr
If the first installment were on- myf
breakfast table to morrow morning
ho replied indicating by his tonu and
manner the utter impossibility of the
thing it would bo in time
The next morning the publisher found
upon his breakfast table the opening
chapters of Lady Audleys Secret
Robin Goodfellow did not hit the pub
lic It did not live to finish Lady
which indeed would ha vq re
mained forgotten buried dead had
Miss Braddon not been able to prevair
upon a publisher to bring it out in three
volume form rt then sprang intoan
instantaneouspopularity The success
of the novel was amazing and proba
bly the critics did no harm to the sale
by describing the work as sensation
al More- than 1000000 copies have
A Present from George XT J
Here is a picture of the fire tub that
George IIL presented to his loyal sub
jects of Shelburne N S in 1795 This
was in the days when the town was- a
populous and thriving place Halfitho
royalists who left Boston during the
revolution built houses in Shelburnej
and of course the king could not see
such loyal subjects suffer for lack r
proper protection fie TLaj
tub is still in a fair itate of preserva
Fill Teeth wth Glass
The latest use for glass is instead of
gold as a material for stopping decay-
ing teeth It answers splendidly and
is far less conspiciious than the yellow
metal Of course it is not ordinary
glass but is prepared by some new pat
ented process which renders it safe and
At threescore and ten a mvj ias uso
ally accumulated enough wisdom to en-
able him to acknowledge hla ignoraacej