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' Btmember, The New York World and The Weekly Sentinel For Only 92 for One "Z ear. THE SENTINEL, Carroll, Iowa. THE CHICAGO TIMES KSTABL18HIOD 18.'M. 8. 13 and 1O Pitgot. Daily. to 48 Pages No great daily in the United States is so closely hi towvli "with the people as THE CHICAGO TIMKS. Ite policy is progressive, liberal, tolerant. T/ie Times holds that existing social, political and industrial conditions are not founded upon the principle of equal rights to all and special privileges to none. That under existing conditions injustice necessarily is donw the mass of the people. The Times has its own convictions as to how these conditions may be amended. While urging its own beliefs strenuously and intelligently it does not dismiss with contempt or without a hearing the advocates of other economic reforms. The TimW is fearless in its utterances and unswerving in ite devotion to the great body of the people. The Times believes in free speech, the free coinage of silver, and radical tariff reform. Tlie'Twrw believes in government control of all natural monopolies. The Times believes in such a tax on land values as ahull lighten the burden of the fanner and make tho ownor of valuable city property pay his just share. The Times believes in the wisdom and good faitli of the poo- pie. The Times prints «U the news from all the world in a man- Dei' interesting and instructive to all the people. 1 OH BAMPLi; CO1MICH. , ( C6|>YXI4MT.I8S9.frmeAVTHOJt.-> Read the People's Paper. SYNOPSIS. Thoimis Wlnglleltl was born In England of nn .English lather and a Spanish mother, me mother confided to htm that a certnlii Spaniard had sworn to take her life. II—One day, when Thomas was about 18. he went out Into the nwyflelJs toa tryst with Lily Boznrd. A Spiinlsli stranger attacked him on the road, and the boy cudgeled the ruffian Into helplessness, leaving him tied to a tree., til Lily's father detects Thomsa klcMhg the maiden to seiil a love compact and forbids further meetings of the lovers. Returning home, Thomas Jim's Die Spaniard gone and hi* motti- «r lying dead on a scene where footprints bv- i ray 11 struggle. IV—The mother has been stubbed by the Spaniard, Jean dc Garcia, her cousin. Thomas' father tells the story of his own early advent- urea In Spnln, of Da Garclii'g passion for his cousin and the vow to kill her because she fled the countrv the bride of a deadly enemy, Thomas Hweiirs vengeance on De Garcia. V—Ho Balls for Spain. Lily Bozard pledges eternal love. Viand VII—Thomas Is a medical student and finds employment In Seville with a popular quack—Dr. Konseca. He meets De Gaicln and Is prevented from killing him by a woman whom the villain tins wronged.. •> VIII and IX—Konseca dies and leaves vast wealth to Thomas. De Uarula has gone t» the Spanish Indies. Thomaa tends his wealth home to propitiate LUr's father and sails tor HIB- panlola. X—Thomas Is shipwrecked In the. Indian sens, escapes De Garcla's power and falls Among the Indiana or Tabasco, where a native maiden named Marina saves him from nacrlHue. Xt— Montezutnn's nephew, Gnatemoe, be- frlende I homns and takes him to the capital. Thomas eaves the life of the prince when he Is Httacked by a fierce puma. XII and Xlll—In MonteZ'una'spiilai'e Thomas meets Otomle, the Emrero;'s daughter. He Is made H god and doomed 1o fucrlilee according toAztPu custom, with one year's g-aco. The Spnnliirds Iund on the Mexican shore. XIV and XV—Montezuma'8 kingdom Id disturbed by evil omens and Hugnrelb. Four Mexican maidens are chosen us earthly brides of the god Tezuat, and Otomle is one of them. She discovers his love for the faroff Lily, renounces her brldeshlp, but resolves to die by his side on <,he H! inr of sacrifice. XVI and XVII—Cortes reaches the capital -and Is received by Montezuma, but tlifl nation rises the Spaniards. Montoziima is stricken down In Cortes' camp. Evii of the sacrifice of the god Tezcnt and Otomle. XVIII and XIX-The god and his bride are placed on the stone of sacrifice. At the Rppolnt- ed hour, but the Spaniards have fought their way to Ihe altar and confuse the hlow. The victims are wounded, but not slain, De Gracla and Thomas meet. CHAPTER XXXII. THE I/AST .SACRIFICE OF THE WOMEN OF THE OTOMIE. Hero in tho courtyard of the teocalli, by the -light of burning houses, for us they advanced tlio Spanish fired tho town, we mustered our army to find tlint there wro left to us in nil somo 400 fighting men, to- gotlicr with u crowd of. Hourly 2,000 women and many children. Now, although this tooealli wns not quito so lofty ns that of tho grcnt tcinploof Mexico, its sides arc steeper and everywhero fficcd with dressed atone, and tho open face upon its summit was almost as great, measuring indeed more than a hundred paces every way. This area was paved with blocks of marble, and in Its center stood tho temple of the war god, whcro his st.rxfruo Btill snt, although no worship had boon offered to him for many years; tho stono of snerifloe, tlio altar of lire and tho storehouses of tho priests. Moreover, iii front of tho temple, and between it and tho stone of saoriflco, wns a deep cemented halo tho sizo of a large room, which onco kad been used as a place for Mie safe keeping of grain in times of famine. This pit I had caused to bo filled with water boruo with groat toil to tho top of tlio pyramid, and in tho temple itself I stored n great quantity of food, so thnt wo had no cuuso to fear present death from thirst or famine. But now wo were face to face with a now trouble. Largo as was tlio summit of tho pyramid, it would not givo shelter to hulf our numbers, and if wo desired to defend It somo of the multitude horded round its base must seek rofugu elsewhere. (Jailing tho loaders (if tlio peoplo together, 1 put the matter before them in u few words, leaving them to decide what, must be dono. They in turn consulted among themselves, j and at length gave mo this answer: That It was agreed that all tho womuluil and aged there, together with most of the children, and with thorn any others who wished to go, should leave tho tooealli that night, to find their way out of tho city if they could, or if not to trust to the mercy of the Spaniards. I said that it wng well, for death was on every sldo, and It muttered little which •way men turned to meet it. So they were sorted out, 1,GOO or more of them, and at midnight tho gates of tho courtyard were thrown open, and they loft. Oh, it was dreadful to goo (ho farewells that took place in that hourl Hero a daughter <slung to tho neck of her aged father, bora husbands and wives bade each other u last farewell, hare mothers kissed their little children, and on every side rose up the sounds of bitter agony, tho agony of those who parted forever. 1 burled my face in my hands, wondering, as I had often wou- dorud huforo, bow a- God \vhosu immo ia Mercy cuii bear to look upon Bights that break tho hearts of bhiful men to witness. Presently 1 raised my eyes and spoke to Otomlo, who was at my side, asking her if she would not send our son away with the others, passing him off as the child of common people. "Nay, husband," sho answered, ' 'it Is butter for him to die with us than to live an u elavo of tlio Spaniards." At length it was over, and the gates hod shut behind tho last of them. Soon wo hoard tlio distant challenge of tho Spanish sentries us they perceived them, and the Bounds of somo shots, followed by orlos. "Doubtless tho Tlusculuns are massacring them," I said. ' But It was not so. When a fow had been killed, thu loaders of tho Spaniards found Unit they waged war upon an uu< armed jiu-ii, mudu up for tho most part of •god i>coi>l(>, women and children, and. their cotmliuudor, Bound Dlia, a, luuroj- ful man if a rough one, ordered that the onslaught should cease. Indeed ho did more, for when all tho uhlobudlvd men, together with tmoh ohlhlruu us wore sufficiently strong to boar, tlio fatigues of travel, hud been sorted out to bo sold au slaves iw •uffured thu rust of tlutt melancholy coin- puny to depart) whltbur they would. And so they wont, though what buuamu of them I do not know. Thut night wo spent in thu courtyard of tho tuoottlll, but iM'furo it WUH light I caused tho women uutl children who re- uutlued with us, perhaps somo 000 iu all, for Tory few of the former who wore uu- married, or, who, Uilug married, wen still young mul comely, hud chosen to dfi- ttorb our rofugo, to iiMuond the pyramid, guessing that the hJumiduuli; would utUwk us at dawn. I stuid, however, with tho 800 fighting men that were left to mo, a hundred or moro having thrown themselves upon tho mercy of tho Spaniards, With the refugees, to await tho Spanish onset under shelter of the walls of the courtyard. At dawn It began, and by midday, do what wo could to stay It, the wall wns stormed, and leaving nearly n hundred dead and wounded behind mo I was driven to tho winding way that led to the summit of the pyramid. Hore they assaulted us again, but tho road was Btcep and narrow, and their numbers gave them no groat advantage on it, so that the end of it was that we bcattlvm back with loss, and there was no more lighting that day. Tho night which followed we spent upon tho summit of tho pyramid, and for my part I was so weary that after I had eaten I never slept more soundly. Next morning the struggle began anew, and this time with better success to tho Spaniards. Inch by inch, under cover of tho heavy, fire from their arquebuses and bieccs, they forced us upward and back; ..ii'd.' All daylong tho fight continued upon tho narrow, road that wound from >.i\ge to stogo of tho pyramid. At length, us tho sun sank, a company of our foes, (heir udvaiico guard, with shouts of victory, emerged upon tho flat summit and rushed toward tho temple in its center. All this while tlio womon had been watching 1 , but now one of thorn sprang up, cry- Ing with a loud voice: ''Seize them. They are but few." Then, with a fearful scream of rage, the niob of women cost themselves upon tlio weary Spaniards and Tlascalans, bearing them down by the weight of their numbers. Many of them were slain indeed, but in the end the womon conquered, aye, and made their victims captive, fastening them with cords to tho rings of copper that were ant into the stones of tho pavement, to which In former days thoso doomed to sacrifice had been secured when their numbers wore so great that the priests feared lest they should escape. I and tho soldiers with me watched this sight, wondering; then I cried out: "What, men of tho Otomio, shall it bo said that our women outdid us in courage?" and without further'ado, followed by 100 or moro of my companions, I rushed desperately down tho stoop and narrow path. At the first corner wo met the main array of SpuniaFds'and their allies, coming up slowly, for now they were sure of victory, and so great was tho shock of our encounter that many of thorn were hurled over tho edge of tho path, to roll down tho steep sides of tho pyramid. Seeing the fate of their comrades, those behind them halted, then began to retreat. Presently the weight of our rush struck them also, and they in turn pushed upon those below, till at length panic seized them, and with a great crying tho long line of man that wound round and round the pyramid from its base almost to its summit sought their safety in flight. But somo of them found none, for tho rush of thoso above, pressing with over increasing force upon their friends below, drovo many to their death, sinco here on tho pyramid there was nothing to cling to, and if onco a ifcan lost his foothold on tho path his fall was broken only when his body reached the court beneath. Thus in 15 short minutes all that tho Spaniards had won this day was lost again, for oxcopt the prisoners at its summit none of them remained nlJvo upon the tcocalii. Indeed so great a terror took them that, bearing with them their dead and wounded, they retreated under cover of tho night to their camp without the walls of the courtyard. Now, weary, but triumphant, wo wended our way back toward tho crest of tho pyramid, but as I turned tlio corner of the second angle that was perhaps nearly 100 feet above tho level of tho ground a thought struck mo, and I sot thoso with mo at a task. Loosening tho blocks of stono thnt formed the odgo of the roadway, we rolled thorn down the sides of tho pyramid, and so labored on, removing layer upon layer of stono and of tho earth beneath till whore tho path had boon was nothing but a yawning,gap 80 feet or more in width. "Now," 1 said, surveying our handiwork by tlio light of the rising moon, "that Spaniard who would win our nest must find wings to fly with." "Aye, Toulo," answered one at my side; "but, siiy, whut wings shall wo find?" '"fho wings of death," I said «rlinly and went on my iwwunl way. It \vu» near midnight when I rcnohed tho temple, for the labor of leveling tho road took many hours, and food hud buuu sent to us from above. As I drew nigh I was amazed to luuir tho sound of solemn chanting, and still moro was I amazed when I saw that tho doors of tho temple of HuiUel were open, and that tho sacred IIro which had not shone there for many ywiru onco moro llaird llorculy upon his ultnr. I stood there listening. Did my cars trick mo, or iHd 1 hotir tho dreadful song ol sacrifice)' Nay, again Us wild refrain rung out upon the silence: To Thee wo siu'rlttcel (Save us, O UullKcl, Huitzel. lord t'uill I rushed forward, und turning tho angle of tho templo I found myself faco to fuco with the past, for there, us in bygone yours, were tho pauas clud la tholr block roUw, their long hair hung'ing abuut tholr shoulders, tho druudful kutfo' of glass fixed In their girdles, Thoro to tho right of t ho •tone of sacrifice were thosu dustinud to tho god, und there being led toward It WUH tho lint victim, u Tlusoalun prisoner, hlu limbs huld by mon clud in tho div ; .» of priests. Near him, arrayed in (lie : uirlet robo of sacrifice, stood ouu of my n\\ n cap- talus, wlw» I remembered hud once i-ervt>d as u priest of 'IVzout before idolatry was forbidden in tho City of i'lnes, and around wero n wide clruloof wuuiun thut wutohod, and from whose lips swelled thu awful CUttUU K«w I understood It all. In their last despair, lutuhUmoti by tho low of fathers, bmbunils and children, by their cruel fuUi, Wld etumllng face to fuco with ocrtulu dwtUi, tlio fire, of tho old faith hud burned up In tlielr suvugu hearts. There wan thu liVuplo, there woro thu «touo und luiple- mint* ot suurltluo, und there to tholrhuuds were tho vlvtlms taken In war. They would glut a last revenge, they would sue- rifloa to their lathers' gods us their fathers tytd douo Uufutv Uiuui, and thu victim* ehould bo taken from their own victorious foes. Aye, they must die, bitt at tho least they must sock tho mansions of the sun made holy by tho blood of the accursed Tculc. I hnvo snld that It was tho women who sang tills chnut and glared so fiercely upon the victims, but I havo not yet told all tho horror of what I snw, for In the forefront of thdr>, clad In white robes, tho JieoBlofcof gmvitemeralds, Gtmtenioc'sglft, flashltip upon her breast, tho plumes of royal givm set in her hair, giving tho time of the death chant with a llttlo wnlid, stood Moiileztnna's daughter, Otoniie, my wifo.- Never before hnd I seen her look so beautiful or BO. dreadful. It Wns not Oto- mle whom I saw, for where wns tho tender smilo and where the gentle o'ycsf Here before mo was a living vengeance wearing tho shape of woman. In an Instant I guessed the truth, though I did not know It all. Otomle, although sho was not of it, had ever favored tho Christian faith. Otomlo, who for years had never spoken of these dreadful rites except with anger, whoso every act was love, and whoso every word was kindness, was still in her soul an idolater and a savage. She had hidden this sidoof her heart from mo woll through all these years; pcr- ohanoe she herself had scarcely known its secret, far but twice had I seen anything of the burled fierceness of her blood. The first time was when Marina had brought her a certain robe in which sho might escape from the camp of Cortes, and she hod spoken to Marina of that robe, and tho second when on the same day she had played her part to the Tlascalan and hod struck him down with her own hand as he bent over me. All this and much more passed through »y mind in that brief moment,' while Otomio marked the time of the death chahPafid* tlio fifiTjos^draggod the Tlasca- lan to his doom. Tho nest I was at her side, ''What passes here?" I asked sternly. Otomlo looked on mo with a cold wonder and with empty eyes, as though she did not know mo. ''Go back, white man," she answered. "It is not lawful for strangers to mingle in our ritei." I stood bewildered, not'knowing what to dt>, while the flamo burned and'the chant went up before tho effigy of Huitzel, of the demon Huitzel awakened after many years of sleep. Again and yet again the solemn chant arose, Otomlo boating time with, her little rod of ebony, and again, yet again, the cry of triumph rose to tho silent stars. Now I awoke from my dream, for as an evil dream it seemed to mo, and drawing my sword I rushed toward the priest at the altar to cut him down. But though tho mon stood still the womon were too quick for me. Before I could lift the sword, before I could oven speak a word, they had sprung upon me, like tho jaguars of their own forests, and, liko jaguars, they hissed and growled into my ear: "Get you gone, Teule," they said, "lest we strBtob you on the stone with your brethren." And still hissing they pushed me thence, i I drew book and thought for awhile in I the shadow of tho temple. My eye fell upon tho long Itio of victims awiUting | their turn of sacrifice. They were thirty and one of them still alive, and of these flvo were Spaniards. I noted that tho Spaniards were chained the last of all tho line. It seemed that tho murderers would ' koep them till the end of tho feast; indeed i I discovered that they wore to bo offered j up at tho riKlng of tho sun. How could I save them, I wondered. My power was gone. Tho womon could not bo moved from their work of vengeance. They wore mod with their sufferings. As well might a man try to snatch her proy from a puma robbed of her whelps as to turn thorn from their purpose. With tho men it was otherwise, however. Some of them mingled in tho orgle indeed, but moro stood aloof watching with a fearful joy tho spectacle in which they did not share. Near mo was a man, a noble of tho Otomio, of something more than my own ago. He had always boon my friend, and after me ho commanded tho warriors of tho tribe. I went to him and said, "Friend, for tho sake of tho honor of your peoplo, help mo to end this." i . "I cannot, Toulo," ho answered, "and beware how you meddlo in the play, for none will stand by you. Now the women have power, and you BOB they use- it. They are about to dio, but before they die thoy will do us their fathers did, for their strait is sore, and though they have been put aside tho old customs uro not forgotten." "At tho least, can wo not save these ToulDsf" I answered. "Why should you wish to save tho Teulosf Will they save us somo fow days bonce, when wo are in their power?" ''Perhaps not," I said, "but If wo must die let us die clean from this shame." "Whift, then, do you wish mo to do, Toulol" 1 " This: I would havo you find some three or four moil who are not fallen into this madness, and with them aid mo to loose the Tonics, for wo cannot save the others, If this may bo done, surely wo can lower thorn with ropes from that point whe/ra tho road Is broken away down to tho path be- uouth, and thus thoy muy escape to tholr own people." "I will try," ho answered, shrugging bis shoulders, "not from any tenderness toward the accursed Teulos, whom I could woll boar to see strotolicd upon the stono, but because It Is your wish, and for tho sake of the friendship between us," Then ho wont, and presently I Haw several inen place themselves, us though by chance, between tho spot where tho last of tho lino of Indian prisoners and the first of tho Spaniards were made fast, in such fashion as to hldo them from tho sight of tho maddonod women ungrusHod us thoy were In their orglos. Now I erupt up to tho Spaniards. They were squatted upon tho ground, bound by tholr bunds und feet to tho copper rings In tho pavement. There they sot silently awaiting tho dreadful doom, tholr faces gray with terror, and their eyes starting from tholr sockets. "HUU" I whUporvd In Spanish Into the our of the first, un old man whom I knew as ouo who had taken part In thu wur of Cortes. ''Would you bo suvudC" lio looked up quickly und suld iu n hoarse voice: ''Who uro you thut talks of saving us? Who can suvn us fmm these sho devllnf" "i am a Tonic, u man of white blood und u Christian, and, alas that 1 must say Itl the uuptuln of this savage people. With thu aid of Homo few mun who are faithful to me, 1 purpose to cut your bonds, ami aftortvurd you shall HOC. Know, iSiimiluvd, thut I do this ut grout risk, for If we uro C"iight It U u ('Imnua but that I niyholf g .ill huvi) U> suffer thosu things fruni which 1 Imp* 1 to rtwuu you." "Jk> uhNtired, Toulu," unsworn! the Bpttulurd, "that If \vo should got tufu away wo slmll nut forgot thli> scrvltiu, wavy our lives nuw, uud thu time muy come whuu wo sUull (>uy you Jiuvk with yuuvM. Hut even If wo are UKJM*!, how uaii wo oroM the open space In this moonlight and escape the eyes of those fnrlosf" "You must trust to chance for that," t answered, and as 1 spoke fortune helped us strangely, for by how the Spaniards ill their camp below had perceived what was- going forward on the crest of tho toocallL A yell of horror arose from them, and Instantly they opened fire upon Us with their- pieces und arquebuses, though, because- of tho shapo of. tho pyramid and of their position bolioatli it, the storm of shot swept over us, doing Httlo or no hurt; also a great company of them poured across the courtyard, hoping to storm the temple, for they did liot know thnt the rood had been broken away. \ Now, though tho rites of sacrifice never- ceased, what with tho ronr of cannon, the- shouts of rago and terror from tho Spaniards, tho hiss of musket balls and the crackling of flames from houses which they had fired to give thorn moro light, and tho sound of chanting, the turmoil and confusion grow so great as to render the carrying out of my purpose easier than. I had hoped. By this time my friend, the captain of tho Otomle, was at my side, and with him several men whom he could trust. 'Stooping down, with a few swift• blows of a knlfo I out the ropes which, bound the Spaniards. Then we gathered ourselves Into a knot, 13 of us or moro, and In the center of tho knot wo set tho- five Spaniards. This done, I drew my sword and cried: "Tho Teules storm the templel" which- was true, for already their long line was. rushing up the winding path. "The- Teules storm the templel I go to stop' them," and straightway we sped across, the open space. None saw us, or, if they saw us, none- hindered us, for all the company were Intent upon tho consummation of a frosh. sacrifice. Mgijpover, the. tumult was such, ns I afterward'discovered, that'we'wero scarcely noticed. Two minutes passed, and our feet were sot upon the winding way, and now I breathed again, for we were beyond the Sight of the women. On we rushed swiftly as tho cramped limbs of tho Spaniards would carry them till presently wo reached that angle In the path whcro tho breach began. The attacking Spaniards had already come to the 1 farther side of tho gap, for though we could not see them we could hear their, cries of rago and despair as they halted helplessly and understood that their comrades were bo- ' yond their aid. "Now wo are sped," said tho Spaniard with whom I had spoken. "Tho load is gone, and it must bo certain death to try tho side of the pyramid." "Not so," I answered. "Somo 50 feet below tho path still runs, and one by one we will lower you to it with this ropo." Then wo set to work. Making the cord fast beneath the arms of a soldier, wo iet him down gently till he came to tho path and was received there by his comrades as a man returning from the dead. Tho last to be lowered was that Spaniard with whom I had spoken. "Farewell," he said, "and may the blessing of God bo on you for this act of mercy, renegade though you are. Say, now, will you not come with irio? I set my Hfo and honor in pledge for your safety. You toll me that you ore still a Christian man. Is that a place for Christians?" and ho pointed upward. "No, indeed," I answered, "but still I cannot come, for my wife and son are , there, and I must return to dio with them If ncod be. If j-ou boar mo any grafcitudo, strive in return 'to save their lives, since for my own 1 care but llttlo." "That I will," ho said, and I let him down among his friends, whom ho reached in safety. Now wo returned to tho temple, giving it out that tho Spaniards wovo in retreat, having failed to cross the breach in tho roadway. Hero before tho temple tho orglo still went on. But two Indians remained alive, and the priests of sacrifice grew weary. - "Whore are tho ToulesP" cried a voice. "Swift, strip them for tho nltar." But tho Teulos woro gone, nor, eearoh whore thoy would, could they find thorn. "Tholr God has taken them beneath his wing," I said, speaking from tho shadow and in a feigned voice. "Huitzol cannot prevail before tho God of tho Teules," Then I slipped aside, so that none know that it was I who lutd spoken, but the cry was caught up and echoed far und wide. "Tho God of'the Christians has hidden thorn beneath his wing. Let us mak» merry with thoso whom ho rejects," salfi tho cry, and tho lost of tho captives wert dragged away. Now I thought that all was finished, but tills wits not so. I havo spoken of the secret purpose which I hod read In the sullen eyes of tho Indian women us thoy labored at tho barricades, und I was about to see Us execution. Madness still burned in the hearts of these women. They hod accomplished their sacrifice, but their festival was still to come, Thoy drew themselves away to tho farther side ot the pyramid, and heedless of tho shots which now and again pierced the breast of one of them—for horo thoy wore exposed to the Spanish fire—runmliiod uwhtlu iu preparation. With them went tho priests of sac- rlllce, but now, as before, the rest of the men stood In sullen groups, watolling what befell, but lifting no bund or voice to hinder Its holllshness. One woman did not go with thorn, and that woman was Otomlo, my wifo. She stood by the stono of sacrifice, a piteous sight to seo, for her frenzy, or rather her madness, had outworn itself, and she wus as sho hud over boon. There stood Otomlo, gazing with wide uud horror strlckon uyo» now at the tokens of this unholy rite and now ut her own hands, us though sho thought to see thorn red und shuddered ut tho thought. I drew near to her and touched her on thu shoulder. She turned swiftly, gauplng: "Husband, husbandl" "It is I," I uuswurod, "but call mo husband no moro." "Oh, whuthuvo Idunet" sho walled and fell senseless in my urms, fTO BB CONTINUED.] | Under tho free wool schedule of th» now tariff f:tnuurs will become moro diHoouragud than over, .and manufacturers will bo (julU) us well oft' us thoy wwo before. Wliilo tlio duty on wooleji cloth und clothing in lowered, tho importation of wool fruo will imaulo the ujuu- ufttotwws to luulto just us much profit us tl»W did iHifoiu. Uut woolen clothing for both mon mul women ought to bo rpnsitUu'ubl; uhunpor thuu it was uuder thu MuKinlcy tariff, W'nun you liuvfuaibagrueublw thing to do, ikai't try to shirk it off on somebody else. Qo and do it. Kvory tlw« you do you will gain un udded power that will make it vaslur for you to perform tb« viipluiwuut duty i if.Jii,vk.i<.;.,ri i-,, .

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