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VOLUME XXVIII. NUMBER 8.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 2, 1897.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,412.
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THE MAD AERIALIST.
an In midair on the
flying trapeze, how
ever expert, is not
Mi! so much of a nov
elty or sensational
attraction as when
I was actively en
gaged in vaudeville
0p? theaters and cir
cuses, if not ' the woods, are iuu Oi
them now. but then the appearance of
a female in such a hazardous perform-
ance 'was indeed "a drawing card," and
drawing cards that actually bring mon
ey to the box-office are not so plentiful
as some Imagine. For instance, pre
tentious anists with salaries far in ex
cess of their merits.
Folscm had written enthusiastically
about the wonderful woman from Lon
don, slating that she had "set Paris
erazy." Peraps. she had, but I noted
" i.o report of an insurrection in that
gar capital. My foreign agent, besides
being an excellent judse of the com
mercial value of an act. was an en
thusiast, and would go to no end of
travel or expense in his endeavor to
seenre the startling. If the treasury
survived his demands Folsam could be
relied upon to outdo all rivals.
It was fortunate that the agent's an
nouncement of the engagement of Za
rena, at such an enormous figure, ar
rived at a time wha I was turning
away peopK and making money hand
ever tist. Otherwise I don't know what
the eff-'t would have been. I have re
marked that Folsom was an enthusia-t.
and I made some allowance for his
ardor when he wrote that the charming
and daring lady was "a star gazer, a
regular beaut." 1 smiled at Folsom's
glowing description of his prize aorial
Ist, and then I smiled at the name,
Zarena. evidently one of those made-to-order
professional cognomens, then, as
now, so popular.
Why, I know a whole tribe of really
great Z artists, from Zaezel to Zuila.
It was not until the approach of Za
rena's dare that I looked over the bill
ing matter, and then I learned for the
first time that th sensation of the
century had a male partner, who did
a good part of the work, while the lady
fair gathered in the greatest part of
the gain and all the glory.
Zarena arrived on time, and she was
the Frenchiest of the Fren :h, and more
beautiful oven than Mr. Folsom's most
flattering pen picture, and was alto
gether entrancing and engaging. But.
as she explained, she had "one little
Whatever that "little trouble" was it
secerned to sit lightly on her head, for
she laughed as she explained.
A male partner for her act was nec
essary. AnJ the man had to do a good
chare of the act. but the great feature
of the performance, the "flight for life"
from the topmost gallery to the hands
of the man hanging head down on the
trapeze, was hers. All of which state
ment and explanation was wound up
with the announcement:
"I want a man."
"But where is the gentleman with
whom you have been performing?" I
asked, it occurring to me that the cer
tainty and the success of the act. if not
the safety, might be imperiled by the
The pretty artist became very red
in the face, hesitated, and then, with
the accompaniment of a ringing laugh,
"Fool, he make too much love, and I
I lauzhed too. fully comprehending
the situation. Zarena further ex
plained: "Any American man what do aeril
act do just as well with few practice.
See? And I no like to do act with
SHE STORMED AND RAVED.
man in love. Man in love not in his
right brains: let me fall and break
my neck. You comprehend?"
I comprehended and nodded, then the
little Frenchwoman, who was all busi
ness, informed me in her best English.
and that was not very good, that she
wanted me to prepare an advertisement
for an expert aerial artist.
The advertisement was prepared, in
serted, and accomplished the desired re
sult, and the pert and pretty Zarena
reported that her practice with the new
man was highly satisfactory. That was
their affair, and I knew little about
their progress until up to the very day
of the arst public appearance in Amer
ica of the dashing and daring French
woman. "Then we came in contact and ani
mated discussion. The auditorium of
the taeater was a lofty one. the seats
occupying a parquet and four circles,
and a great part of the act
was to be performed way up
under the frescoed ceiling, where
"ihe performers would look like
-a couple of flies. And all the dan
gerous and extra hazardous feats were
to be performed without the protection
cf a safety net. Against such a fool
hardy exhibition I protested, and de
. dared that the rule of the house should
be insisted on: "A net must be used
in the performance of all aerial acts,
when the exhibition is given above the
heads of the audience."
Then I foujid out that my beautiful
Queen of the Air had a will of her own.
Heavens, how she stormed and raged
'n French, and when she reached the
selght of the tempest she let out a
coed round North American:
Then, being out of breath, or greatly
relieved, she subsided for a moment,
and then renewed her -excitement, and
made known her state of mind by as
serting that she would leave for Paris
the very next day, if she had to
Rather than to have the pretty spit
ire drown I let her have her way, and
Iier way caine near costing her her
By the time for Zarena's appearance
I had become so nervous and over
wrought through anxiety and excite
ment that I could save wished the
French minx and all the rest of the
aerial female Z.'s "in the deep bosom
of the ocean buried."
How many times in the course of hi3
career does a manager solemnly vow
that he will never admit another danger-defying
aerial act to his theater,
and then go and put the most danger
ous one he can find in his programme
at the first opportunity?
Everything was at sixes and sevens,
anyway, in front of the house that
night, because the Frenchwoman had
drawn to an overflow, and there were
too many people in the house for com
fort. The doorkeepers seemed to have
lost their heads, and were snappish
and uncivil, and the ushers were any
thing but polite and obliging. On the
whole, I guess L was rattled myself.
"Here she comes! Ain't she a daisy?"
called an irrepressible small boy in the
The Frenchwoman came out and I
From my office den I could hear the
cheering reception to the lady frcm
France; then came a crash from the
orchestra, and the great midair perils
begun. I didn't want to see them, but
I couldn't keep away, and I felt rather
surprised at myself when I became a
part of the audience and was craning
my neck to catch a glimpse of the
tiny flcures as they appeared evoluting
a: a giddy height aloft.
It made me feel quite dizzy to look
at them, and I turned away to note
the averted gaze of others. I started
to return to the office, mentally vow
inz: "This is the last."
At the office door I turned back again
to view the dangerous performances. A
great hush was upon the audience. I
believe that I could hear everybody's
heart beat. Mine was thumping at a
Out of the stillness I heard a hissing
command from the lips of the man!
The Frenchwoman answered in an
excitable undertone. There was a
quick passage of words, the tennor of
which no one could catch. Were thev
quarreling up there over the heads of
Words, more words, and fierce words!
I was in a frenzy if they were not.
Suddenly the woman made a dash
down the elaborate rigging suspended
from the act: to me it appeared as if
she was attempting to escape the man.
her pursuer, who was close upon her
The audience took the movement for a
part of the performance, and applaud
ed, but intuition told me that some
thing was occurring "not down on the
Evidently fear lent celerity to the
woman's movements. I took it "that
she was fleeing from him.
The pursuer shrieked a horrible oath,
and was upon the little Frenchwoman
just as she reached the bar of a sus
"Help! Help! My God, the man is
At her agonizing cry many of the
audience sprang to their feet, just as
many others swooned.
Who was to help, and from whence
was the aid to come?
The lunatic was already attempting
to unloose the woman's hold on the
Part of what next occurred I did not
see. I heard the voice of a man in an
upper circle cry in French:
"Hold! I come!"
The next instant the figure of a man
clinging to a rope required for the fin
ish cf the "flight for life" shot across
the space with unerring aim, and a
powerful arm wrested the woman from
her perilous position. And then the
fools of auditors, thinking that what
they had seen was "a part of the show,"
made the theater ring with cheers.
As that act, thank the Lord, was the
last number on the bill, such of the
audience as were not overcome found
their way out, and the others were
sent home when they were sufficiently
The shock to the Frenchwoman was
a terrible one. but she came out of it
thankful for her narrow escape and
grateful to her former discarded part
ner, who had devotedly followed her
from Paris and been the means of sav
ing her life.
In all the hubbub the lunatic hai
walked off in his tights, and such at
tire in the street boing unusual, he
had promptly fallen into the hands of
the police, and in due time was placed
in such keeping as to insure safety
both to himself and others. Upon aft
er investigation it was learned that the
unfortunate aerialist had suffered a se
vere fall during the previous season,
resulting in an injury to his head,
which unfitted him from following his
For the remainder of the engagement
the Frenchwoman's now accepted ad
mirer appeared in their astounding
aerial act. After that they returned to
Paris, to indulge in the perpetual bliss
which forever finds place in two loving
A Bail aie.
"A. Swindle" is the name that ap
pears over the office door of a strug
gling lawyer in the city of Stratford.
Ontario. A friend of the unfortunate
gentleman suggested the advisability
of his writing oat his name in full,
thinking that Arthur or Andrew Swin
dle, as the case might be. would sound
better and look better than the signifi
cant "A. Swindle." When the lawyer,
with tears in his eyes, whispered to him
that his name was Adam, the friend
understood and was silent.
There is in the minds and hearts of
many people a profound conviction
that a new era of aggressive work is
about to be ushered in; that a new day
is already breaking a day of most
glorious opportunity. Rev. John W.
It is better to make mistakes than to
sit idle and inactive and view all things
from a pessimistic standpoint. Dead
people are the only ones who do no:
make mistakes. Rev. Charles G. Ames.
The energy whlea some people waste
in denouncing their luck would almost
enable them to sucand in spite of it.
GOOD SHORT STORIES FOR THE
John Broirn'a Last Ljt en EartM Re
tasrfcable Chain of Cirfcanwtanfce
Connected with the Death of Ga.
Ode to the Greek S!to
GREEK! by more
O marble prison
of a radiant
Where life is
ed, not en
wrought Why hauntest thou
enrobed In light.
And atmosphered with purity, wbere-
Ulne own soul Is transfigured, and
As though an angel smiled away its
O chastity of Art!
Benold! this maiden shape makes
Of all the busy mart:
Eeneath her soul's Immeasurable woe.
All sensuous vision lies subdued.
And from her veiled eyes the flow
Of tears, is inward turned upon her
While on the prisoning lips
Ker eloquent spirit swoons.
And from the lustrous brow's
Falls patient glory, as from clouded
Severe in vestal pra.ee. yet warm
And flexile with the delicate glow of
She stands, the sweet embodiment of
Her pure thoughts clustering around
Like seraph garments, whiter than
Which the wild sea upthrows.
O Genius! thou canst chain
Not marble only, but the human soul.
And melt the heart with soft control.
And wake such reverence in the
That man may be forgiven.
If in the ancient days he dwelt
Idolatrous with sculptured life, and
To Beauty more than Heaven!
Genius is worship! for its works
The Infinite Source of all their glorious
So bles.ed Art. like Nature, is o'er-
With such a wondrous store
Of hallowed influence, that we who
Aright on her creations, haply pray
Go. then, fair Slave! and in thy fet
What Heaven inspired and Genius
Be thou Evangel of true Art. and
The freedom of the mind!
John Browu Last Days.
The following characteristic letter
from John Brown, written only a few
days before his execution, has just been
published for the first time. It -was
addressed to the great grand uncle of
Miss Julia King of the faculty of the
Emerson College of Oratory. It is
worthy of a wide circulation:
Charlestown, Jefferson Co., Va., 13
Rev. Luther Humphrey:
My Dear Friend Your kind letter of
the l"th inst. is now before me. So
far as my knowledge goes as to our
mutual kindred, I suppose I am the
first since the landing of Peter Brown
from the Mayflower, that has either
been sentenced to imprisonment, or to
the gallows. Eut, my dear old friend,
let not that fact alone grieve you. You
cannot have forgotten how and where
our grandfather (Capt, John Brown)
fell in 1776, and that he, too, might
have perished on the scaffold had cir
cumstances been but very little differ
ent. The fact that a man dies under
the hand of an executioner (or other
wise) has but little to do with his true
character, as I suppose, John Rogers
perished at the stake, a great and good
man as I suppose; but his being so does
not prove that any other man who has
died in the same -way was good or oth
erwise. Whether I have any reason
to "be of good cheer" (or not) in view
cf my end. I can assure you that I feci
so, and that I am totally blinded if I
do not really experience that strength
ening and consolation you so faithful
ly implore in my behalf. God of our
Fathers reward your fidelity. I neith
er feel mortified, degraded, nor in the
least ashamed of my imprisonment, my
chain, or my near prospect of death by
hanging. I feel assured that "not one
hair shall fall from my head without
my heavenly Father." I also feel that
I have long been endeavoring to hold
exactly "such a fast as God has
choser." See the passage in Isaiah
which ycu have quoted. No part of my
life has been more happily spent than
that I have spent here, and I humbly
trust that no part has been spent to
better purpose. I would not say this
boastingly, but "Thanks be unto God
who giveth us the victory through in
I should be sixty years old were I
tc live till May 3, 1S60. I have enjoyed
much cf I if j as it is. and have been
remarkably prosperous, having early
learned to regard the welfare and pros
perity of others as my own. I have
never since I can remember required a
great amount of sleep, so that I con
clude that I have already enjoyed full"
an average number of waking hours
with these who reach their "Three
Score Years and Ten." I have not yet
been driven to the use of glasses, but
can still see to read and write, quite
comfortably, but. more than that. I
have generally enjoyed remarkably
good health. I might go on to recount
unnumbered and unmerited blessings,
among which would be some very se
vere afflictions and those the most
needed blessings of all. And now,
when I think how easily I might be
left to spoil all I have done or suffered
in the cause of freedom. I hardly dare
risk another voyage, even if I had the
It is a Icng time since we met, but
we shall now scon come together in
our "Father's house." I trust. "Let us
hold fast that we already have" re
membering that we shall reap in due
time if we faint not. Thanks be ever
unto God. who giveth us the victory
through Jesus Christ our Lord. And
now. my old. warm-hearted friend.
Good-bye. Your affectionate cousin.
Gen. FaUertoa's Death.
"A remarkable chain of circuin
t?jir?c i connected with thp dath of
"i i u .il mr iin 'ffdh ilSria ""fr ,-
Gen. Joseph 3. Fullertofi In the wrecS
cf the east-bound BiUimcre Ohic
express on the Youzhlogheny bridger
near Oakland, Md.," said AI'Trt Swa3
ey, who accompanied Humphrey Ful
Ierton to the scene cf the wreck, to
a St. Louis exchange reporter. "Gen.
j Fullerton came to St. Louis at my in
I vitation to see tlie first iron work put
I into his building at Seventh and Pine
streets. The day he arrived 'was the
first bt three days cr rainy weather.
The men could not work in the rain,
and I asked the general to -stay over
until the next day. Ha did so, but
the day was na better than the first,
and I had a few minutes of hard talk
ing to induce the general to stay over
for the third day. I finally succeed
ed, however, but the rain continued to
fall and the work was not commenced.
The continued bad weather put the
general a little out of sorts and mak
ing an engagement for the following
day we parted.
"That night he happened, to glance
at the weather forecast and seeing rain
predicted for the next day "'he wrote
me a note of apology and departed on
the 3 o'clock train for Cincinnati. The
train arrived at Cincinnati two houre
late and as a consequence Gen. Fuller
ton missed the eastern connection. H?
occupied berth No. 6 in the Pullman
going to Cincinnati.
"When the train failed to make con
nection he was told that the sleeper
would be sent back and was given a
check for a berth on another car. This
car was attached to the rear of the
next train and Gen. Fullerton. Instad
of going to his new berth, which wai
in the first of the three cars, went
into the berth he had occupied on his
way from St. Louis. About S o'colck
one of the conductors noticed the gen
eral in the berth he had been assigned
to while in Cincinnati. The General
said that he did not like the Idea of
sleeping in the rear ccach and had
changed his mind about occupying his
"The general was sick most of the
night and rested uneasily. When the
train was wrecked he was in his berth
and this wad probably the cause of his
death. When the train left the track
on the curve approaching the bridge
they were en the inside of the curve
and the engine and all but the three
sleepers rode over the bridge safely.
The two Pullman cars at the rear cf
the train were left on the bridge ap
proach, owing to the breaking of the
coupling and the first sleeper was
carried about half way over. Its coup
ling also broke and the car was hurl
ed over the bridge Into the river, leav
ing the trucks tottering on the edge
of the bridge. After it reached the wa
ter the heavy trucks fell with a terri
ble crash on the rcof of the car im
mediately over the berth of Gen. Ful
lerton and buried that part of the car
in the mud at the bottom of the river.
"Search was immediately made for
the dead and injured. The only one
missing was Gen. Fullerton and, al
though there are 125 men working at
the river and immense quantities of
dynamite have been used, the body has
not yet been recovered. It is suppos
ed to be buried beyond all hopes of
recovery in the bed of the river. The
general's clothing was recovered, as
was also his pocketbook. which con
tained precisely 113." The death cf
Gen. Fullerton will not interfere with
the erection of the building to be nam
ed after him.
Two of Grant's Aacctlote.
In his "Campaigning with Grant" In
the Century General Horace Porter
gives the following anecdotes that were
related by Grant at the headquarters
mess: "I was with General Taylor's
command in Mexico when he not only
failed to receive reinforcements, but
found that nearly all his regulars were
to be sent away from him to join Gen
eral Scott. Taylor was apt to be a
little absent-minded when absorbed in
any perplexing problem, and the morn
ing he received the discouraging news
he sat down to breakfast in a brown
study, poured out a cup of coffee, and
instead of putting in the sugar, he
reached out and got hold of the mustard-pot
and stirred lialf a dozen spoon
fuls of its contents into the coffee. He
didn't realize what he had done till he
took a mouthful, and then he broke out
in a towering rage.
"We learned something at Shiloh
about the way in which the reports of
losses are sometimes exaggerated in
battle. At the close of the first day's
fight Sherman met a colonel of one of
his regiments with only about a hun
dred of his soldiers in ranks, and said
to him, 'Why, where are your men?'
The colonel cast his eyes sadly along
the line, wiped a tear from his cheek,
and replied in a whimpering voice:
'We went in eight hundred strong, and
that's all that's left of us. 'You don't
tell me!' exclaimed Sherman, beginning
to be deeply affected by the fearful re
sult of the carnage. Ycs,' said the
colonel; 'the rebs appeared to have a
special spite against us.' Sherman
passed along some hours afterwards
when the commissary was issuing ra
tions, and found that the colonel's mec
were returning on the run from under
the bank of the river, where they had
taken shelter from the firing; and in a
few minutes nearly all cf the lost sev
en hundred had rejoined, and were boil
ing coffee and eating a hearty meal
with an appetite that showed they wert
still very much alive."
An Auti-remate La ml.
From one spot in the Grecian Archi
pelago weman is absolutely excluded.
It is said that as far back as history
reaches it has been forbidden ground
to all females. This bachelors Arca
dia is situated en a bold plateau be
tween the old peninsula of Acte and
the mainland. Here, in the midst of
cultivated fields and extensive wood
lands, dwells a monastic confederation
of Greek Christians, with twenty-three
convents, and numbering more than 7,
OCO souls. A few soldiers guard the
border of this ami-female land, and no
woman is allowed to cross the frontier.
Music is an art. but back of ail art
is the necessity for expression. Tiere
is in man a necessity for expression
a life within which he must utter him
self. Rev. A. J. Wells.
Connecticut has a state's prison con
vict who can recite the whole of
Shakespeare's plays. Here's a pointer
on education as a promoter of mcral-
- fV"iiBWifcM- iiTn.Tp'"' -' -t ' i ttrfTilflii
eAKKOT Gtrt HERE UNTIL THE
Tariff bill is passeP.
Somm KepUes to Zx-Presiilent ClevelaRcTs
BcsMat Attack Cpon the Kepobllcaa
Sons Good Logic
al Washington Correspondent.
greet fac!s have been made very
y this weeVs discussion of the
Questions before the cauntrv.
of these Is that while the Re-
publBtens are pressing hard for an
earlypassage of the tsriff bill the Dem
ocrat are holding it back in f?r4r to
crea dk content with the delay of
busiS3 activity. It is apparent to
anyjSdy who stops to think of it that
bosiiMEK cannot revive in the manufac
turing; world or that business world
dtoeicHent upon ntanufacturiEg. In
"spue of. this fact, however, seme meni
bers of Congress are receiving intima
tions from their districts and states
that tiiis seed which the Democrats are
sowing among a ceftain class of peo
ple is producing some dissatisfaction
"Of course it Is absurd that such
complaint should be made and that
people should think it worth listening
ro," taid Chairman Dingley. talking of
these critic'sms. "It is certainly un
reasonable to assume that business
activity in manufacturing lines could
revive pending action upon tariff
"Is it net a fact. Mr. Dingley. that
i-he knowledge that a tariff change is
in immediate prospect proves more de
pressing to the manufacturer than any
"Momentarily. res. j do not know
that the word depressing is jast the
en", but c?rtainly it does have the ef
fect of making it impossible for him
to make contracts even where he can
get them and of making it difficult to
get contracts at all. Dealers are un
willing to make contracts for future
delivery of goods during the pendenc
of the tariff bill because they do not
know what the rates of duty on im
ported goods of the same class will be.
Manufacturers are unwilling to make
contracts during the pendency of the
tarff bill because they do not know
what they will have to compete with
in foreign goods nor do they know
what they will have to pay for the raw
material which they bring in from
abroad fcr use in manufacturing."
"So the present period is probably
the most diff cult one for the manufac
turer to do business, to say nothing of
tho impossibility cf increasing business
or adding to the number of employes?""
"Yes. Then it ought to be remem
bered, too. that importers are rushing
gcods into the country at the greatest
possible speed and that nearly a year's
supply cf foreign goods will be in the
warehouses cf the country by the time
the new law goes into effect in spite
of everything we can do to prevent 't.
Th,s means that the manufacturers
will not be able to resume activity to
any great extent for several months
yet. The people ought to understand
this. I have no doubt that th new
law, v.-hen it gets at work, will brins
increased activity in manufacturing
and thus produce prosperity in every
branch of industry."
Clerel.imi Attack, on Rrpiihlit-ar..
Thp ether thing made clear by thii
;veeks discucsion is that the Repub
iirans are not at all disturbed ov.r
5X-President Cleveland's recent criti
cism of the fact that they are promptly
carrying cut their promises as to a
protrc ive tariff and international bi
metallism. One feature of the gossip
resulting from this attack has been a
revival of the recollection of Mr. Cleve
land own record in this particular.
"It was more than seven months."
said one of the old observers of na
tional politics here, "from the date of
Mr. Cleveland's own inauguration in
1?3 before his Congress met to con
sider any cf the propositions to which
his party was pledged and within a
few days of eighteen months bei'or?
the leading premise of its platform was
f'i!S!Ied in the enactment of a new
rariff law. The buines? uncertainties,
the long months of suspense, in which
manufacturers and dealers of all
classes were unable to prcceed intelli
gently with business undertakings, and
the stoppage of business end Toss of
employment canseqiient thereto, make
'he eighteen months cf masterly inac
tivity in which President Cleveland
md his party neglcc.cd to fulfill with
"hot haste" their promises of legisla
tion, the most disastrous in the busi
ness history of the country, a brief
review of these eighteen months of
delay in legislation by his party may
indicate whether the Republicans of
to-day ought to be deterred by his
camplaint' of their "hot haste ' in carry
ing out their promises. The number of
failures of commercial and business
concerns in the United States the first
year of President Cleveland's adminis
tration (1S33) were 13,2!2,with total lia
bilities amounting to 534S.743.SS3. This
covers only about one-half of the pe
riod be: ween the inauguration of Pres
ident Cleveland and the enactment of
the legislation which his party prom
ised. The record of 1S33. however, is
the mest disastrous the country has
ever experienced, the number of fail
ures being fifty per cent greater than
in the panic of 1S73. and the losses
also fif.y per cent greater. In addition
to thes-.- failures no less than 613 banks
failed .Turing that year. This great
number cf failures threw out of em
ployment such large numbers of per
sons 2-d reduced W3ges in so many
cases rs to cause an unusual number
of stri" es and lockouts, resnltinz in
great ' :sses of wages of workingmen
and k ses to employers. Over 230.
C0O eirnloyes were Involved in the
strikes occurring between March 4.
1S33, a-.d August 2S. 13-j. the date of
the enr ctment of the Wilson law. Thf
loss in wages to the persons thrown
out of employment by the strikes an I
icckous in those eighteen months, as
shown by the report cf the United
States commissioner of labor is over
flo.COO.QOO, while the business loss to
employers aggregated about half that
sum. Reports cf the interstate com
merce covering this period- also afford
interesting comment upon the effect of
the business troubles which existed
daring the pendency of the promised
legislation during the year 1S33. Many
of the most important railroads of the
chtfni?" -rere placed in the hands of"
receivers. T rtileage of thirty rail
roads so treated in tit first hall of the
period between President Cleveland's
Inauguration and the completion cf tb-
legislation promised in his platform
Tras 25,375 mites, or nearty one-sev-entfi
of all th railroad lines of the
United S(a'te3. Their Indebtedness was
The above recotH of' prominCii
events during the eighteen fseaths In
which President Cleveland and iis
party ileld tha country in suspense
prior td the enactment of the legisla
tion promised by titsta wilt indiCUe to
some extent whether ht ds justified
in complaining o! the "hot haste" with
which the Republican party is carrying
out its own pledges on this occasion."
G. H. WILLIAMS.
The ranaeffctt fio: Tnril?.
Chicago Times-HeracJ: Tha British
exultation over the new Caiia'lian
tariff will not fool any of the protec
tionista in the Fifty-fifth. Congressal
thongh it may provide some explosive
material for the popocraU in the sen
ate who are impressed with the neces
sity of making some kind of an assault
on the Dingley bill.
In estimating the possible effect of
the new Cinsdian tariff on our trade
with Canada it mua not be forgotten
that geographical conditions Jannot be
entirely obliterated by the Dominion
government, even though the desire
to promote the commercial and indus
trial interests of the great empire may
be dominant among the Canadian peo
ple. The United States provides such
an accessible and attractive market
that Canadians cannot be entirely di
verted from it by the pro-British tariff
policy just inaugurated. Gur market
is so much more valuable to the Cana
dians than the Canadian market is to
us that the members of Congn?sd will
be guilty of grave disloyalty to dc
mestic interests if they allow this Do
minion menace to deter them from put
ting a good tariff en lumber, coal and
The new Canadian tariff bill discrim
inate? in favor of British good.i by
schedules intended to apply to imports
from Great Britain alon. The prefer
ence amounts to 12 per cent, as
against the imports from other coun
tries, and will continue in forco until
July, 139S, after which the preference
will be increased to one-fourth.
The motive behind this double sched
ule is very obvious. It is projected tt
this time as a threat to the tariff
makers in the Fifty-fifth Congress.
Unless Canadian goods are admitted to
our markets under the conditions
which prevail under the Wilson-Gorman
law the Canadians propose to buy
all the goods which they do not make
themselves in Great Britain.
But the instinct of commercial ag
grandizement is stronger with the
Canadians than loyalty to the crown.
The Canadians are willing to be gov
erned by Great Britain. It is one of
the be3t governments on earth. Bat
the Canadians are certain to seek the
market where they can buy to the best
advantage, and that market la in the
Ex-President Cleveland is a good one
to talk about "protecting the fair fame
of our nation against shame and scan
dal." This is the expression of the
opening sentence of his Xew York
speech at a meeting last Saturday night
at which he and a handful of his fol
lowers made an attack upon the Re
publican party for carrying out the
principles laid down in its platform.
If .Mr. Cleveland had recounted the
scandals of his own administration, the
sugar trust scandal, the bond scandal,
the Chicago lake front scandal, the for
eign policy scandal, and numbers of
others which might be mentioned, his
speech would have been a good deal
longer and much more interesting. As
it was. he devoted it to abusing the
Republican party because it is giving
its first attention to carying out the
pledges of its platform, a protective
tariff, an effort for international bi
metallism, and the full maintenance of
the present safe standard of our cur
rency. lie attacked net only the Republican
party, but that large and growing class
of Democrats who believe in protection,
another large class of Democrats who
voted for Mr. Bryan, and another class
of voters who support the measures of
the Populist party. If Mr. Cleveland
keeps on attacking those "vho believe
in some of the things which he believes
he will soon find timself standing ab
Nobody ever before suspected Mr.
Cleveland of being a humorist. Upon
no other theory, however, it is possible
to explain his assertion made in his
Xew York speech the other night tha.
his party "defends the humble toiler
against oppressive exactions in his
home and invites him to the utmost
enjoyment of the fruits cf industry,
economy and thrift." The experience
of the "humble toiler" since llr. Cleve
land came to office four years ago will
hardly enable him to agree with that
gentleman in this statement. Ex
change. A Firm rrei:;ii I'ollry.
President McKinley's foreign policy
is evidently going to differ very ma
terially from that of his predecessor.
The first few weeks cf his administra
tion resulted in the release from the
Cuban prisons of practically every Am
erican citizen confined therein and this
has been followed by the quiet depar
ture for Hawaiian waters of one of our
war vessels, evidently intended to pro
tect American interests there and to
prevent control there by the Japanese
or other powers.
Vice President Hobart is winning
high commendation as a presiding c
cer cf the senate. One of the oldest
officials of that body says he is devel
oping greater capac ty and ability a.s a
presiding officer than any vice presi
dent whom he has ever known.
The thousands of old soldiers who
were dismissed from office by the Dem
ocratic administration are being re
stored to their positions as rapidly as
possible by the Republican party, now
in control of the government.
Democrats are srolding because the
prosperity of IS32 has not been restored
at once. The answer is that the protec
tive tariff cf 1S32 has not yet been re
stored to the statute books.
HOW TO SAVE THE SEALS.
Sogsestfost That Tensale B Braadd
So as to Spoil Their Hide.
Prof. David Starr Jordan, of Stanford
nnivsrslty, has returned fro Wsh
inrtofi, IX (?.. where he has b'v fcr
the last tire weeks attending to mat
ters connected with the iur seal in
vestigation. Prof. JorUa went to
Washington to see that the Baring sea
hir al investigation was properly car
ried rir from one administration to
the other, -ay the San Francisco
Chronicle. He was the United States
commissioner in the Investigation made
last summer at the seal islands, and he
fa Interested in seeing carried out his
recommendation fcr the protection of
the seal herd. He was accompanied on
his trip by the secretary of the com
mission. Georgtf A, Ciark. who is r.lso
secretary of Stanford university. When
asked abouS It Dr. Jordan said that
steps would be talwn by the new ad
ministration looking to x final settlc
aeat at the fur seal questl on the
basla of tk tn.Tetigtleiie lt
summer. 11 said: "Great Britain sent
to the fur seal Is!mf a commission of
her own. which, in cannStlon with the
American commission, has thoroughly
investigated the condition of the seal
herd. TnU commission agreed in all
matters of fact with the findings of ths
American commission. Their report,
however, has cot yet been published.
The only possible settlement of the fur
seal (iaestion lies in the total prohibi
tion of pelagic sealing. Great Britain
will, therefore, ddabtless bo asked to
unite with the United States in some
equitable arrangement whereb killing
of females at sea can be dtne away
'vith. It is believed that Great Britain
will not refuse to unite with us in tak
ing steps to preserve the fur seals.
However, in case she should refuse to
make any fair arrangement, the United
States will be prepared to take the mat
ter in its own hands and protect its
ov.n interests by aggressive measures.
Steps will immediately be taken to
brand the female seals in such a way
as to destroy the value of their skins
and also to protect the males by herd
ing them In the salt lagoon on St. Paul
island during the sealing season. Prac
tical experiments made last summer
have demonstrated the feasibility of
these two measures, and their effect
will be to put an end to the business
of pelagic sealing."
Tortureil an 01l Woman.
Two white men and a negro tortured
Mrs. Anna Beaman. aged 73. of Deca
tur. III., into giving up 3700, a few
nights since. They threatened burning
and offered all manner of indignities
during the four hours the burglar
were in the house.
To-day, marriage is considered as
simply an experiment, to last accord
ing to the whim or fancy of those who
contract it. Rev. Father Ferrell.
JUST FOR WOMEN.
The furnace fire is being snubbed
Tho magnolia trees look like giant
Xo one ever thinks your pen quite
good enough for them.
Robin's egg blue stationery is being
used in preference to violet, so long
popular. The most casual church-goer made
yesterday remarkable by strict atten
tion to religious duties.
Your umbrella may seem a burden in
the morning, but it is frequently a joy
ous friend before night.
It seems as though borrowing had
reached the limit when a neighbor
comes after your sewing machine
A skirt that bags well and a shirt
waist made by a tailor combine cor
rectly, according to the summer girl3
A woman who goes about with her
hair in curl papers has no reason for
wondering why her husband wants a
There is one thing certain, the bird
of paradise plume has not yet reached
a price that will permit of its getting
To feel a sense of utter helplessness
one only has to lose their bicycle pedal3
going down hill and discover when too
late that the brake won't work. What
happens next cannot be recorded in a
few brief lines. Philadelphia Times.
Xo fewer than 7,633 patents on kitch
en utensils have been taken out at
The tn."ee popular pictures in the
London shop wi-dews are those of
the queen. Mr. 1? nodes and Dr. Xansen.
A small number of wemen have
served as letter-carriers in England for
many years and they give general sat
isfaction. A Birmingham (England) tradesman
has turned loose in the streets a p.ur
of herons with advertisements attached
A Philadelphia board charged wkh
bringing order out of the chaos, has
made 1,730 changes in names of streets
the past year.
A olazing tail of a pet cat alarmed
Mrs. Arthur Gibbs of Munnsviile, X.
Y.. and enabled her to rescue her sleep
ing tabe from a fire.
Many savages think that fire aetual
Ty dwells in stone and wood, because,
frcm these substances, it can be ob
tained by striking and friction.
"Are you going abroad this sum
merT" "I don't know. Papa is in
Washington seeing Mr. McKinley abou:
It now." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
GEMS OF THOUGHT.
The onb faith that wears well and
holds its color in all weathers is that
which is woven of conviction and set
with the sharp mordant of experience.
Hope is the mainspring of human ac
tion; faith seals our lease of immortal
ity; and charity and love give he
passport to the soul's true and lasting
On great occasions it is almost al
ways women who have given the
strongest proofs cf virtue and devo
tion; the reason is that with men good
and bad qualities are m general the
result of calculation while in women
tb are impulses springing from the
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