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III fwtvilUf prim. •V1BT BATDBDAT r. V. BT7BDIOK. : $1.60 P«r Y«ar, Strictly In Adv&reoe, TM Bttt Jkiftrtitint Medium to reach 0 *o* tostturMt Cerate Lawler ud TlMen >•• - THE PRODIGAL SON. Bov. Dr. Talmage GIVOB tho Old Story a Now Application. W. N. BURDICK Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUIt POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. Trails: |1.60, IrPiiD w ADVANNOE VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1892. NUMBER 23. "ADVEHTISINtJ R A TBS 1 wwk ... I weeks .. 8 week* .. 1 month , % months. 1 months. 4 months. lje .tr.... 11ll. a In. 4 lit. 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There has been many nil army defeated not so much for IneU of ammunition us for lack of bread. It was that fact that took the lire out of this young mnn of the text. Storm j and exposure will wear out any man's j life in time, hut hunger makes <iuielc work. The most awful cry ever heard j on earth is the cry for bread. j A traveller tells us that in Asia Minor j there are trees which bear fruit look- J ing very much like the long bean of j our time. It it named the earab. Once • in awhile the people reduced toilestl-' tution would eat these carabs, but gen- J crally the carabs. the beans spoken of ; here in the text, were thrown only to 1 the swine anil they crunched them with I great avidity. Hut this young man of my text could not got even them without stealing them. So one day amid the hog troughs he begins to soliloquize. "These are no clothes for a ] rich man 's son to wear; this is no kind of a business for a .lew to lie engaged in—feeding swine; I'll go home; I'll go home; I will arise and go to my father." I know there arc a great nviwy people who try to throw a fascination, a romance, a halo about sin; but notwithstanding all that Lord Hvi-on and George Sum! have said in regard to it, it is a mean, low, contemptible business, and putting" food and fodder into the herds of iniquities that root and wallow in the soul of man is very poor business for men anil women intended to be sons ai.d daughters of the Lord Almighty. And when this young man resolved to go home it was a very wise thing for him to do, and the only i |tics- t!on is whether we will follow him. Satan promises large wages if we will serve him, but be clothes his victims with rags and he pinches them with hunger; and when they start out to do better he sets after them all the bloodhounds of hell. Satan comes to us today arid he promises all luxuries, all emoluments if we will only serve him. Liar, down with thee to the pit! "The wages of sin is death." Oh, the young mnn of the text wns wise when he uttered the resolution: "1 will arise and go to my father." In tho time of Queen .Mary of England a persecutor enme to a Christian woman who had hidden in her house for the Lord's sake one of Christ's servants, and the persecutor said; "Where j is thut heretic?" The Christaln woman j said: "You open that trunk and you will see the heretic." The persecutor opened the trunk, and on the top of' the linen of the trunk he saw the glass. He said: "There Is no heretic here." "Ah," she said," "yon look in that glass and you will seo tho heretic!" As I take up the mirror of Hod's word to-day, I would that, instead of seeing the prodigal of the text, might sec ourselves—our want, our wandering, our sin, our lost condition, so that we might be as WIRO US this young man wns, and say; "I will arise and go to my father." The resolution of this text wns formed in disgust at his present circumstances. If this young man had been by his employer set tocultiiring flowers, or training vines over an arbor, or keeping account of the pork market, or overseeing other laborers, he would not have thought of going home. Tf he had had his pockets full of money, if ho hud been able to say: "1 have a thousand dollars now of my own; what's the use. of my going back to my father's house? doyou think I nm going buck to apologize to the old man? why, he would put nm on the limits; he would not have going on around the old place such conduct as I have been engaged in; I won't go home, there is no reason why I should go home; I have plenty of money, pleanty of pleasant surroundings; why should I go homo?" Ah! it was his pauperism, it was his beggary. lie had to go home. Somo man comes and says to ine: "Why do you talk abont tho ruined state of the human soul? Why don't you speak about the progress of tlje nineteenth century, and talk of something more oxhiliurting?" It is for this reason; A man never wants tho Gospel until he realizes he is in n f ainine-struok state. Suppose I should come to you in your home, and yon uro in good robust health, and 1 should begin to talk about medicines, and about how much better this medicine is than that and some other medicine, and talk about this physician und thut physician. After awhile you would get tired, and you would say: "I don't want to hear about medicines. Why do you talk to mo of physicians? I never have a doctor." Suppose I comu into your house and I find you severely slek, and I know tho medicine tlmt will cure you, and I know the physician who is skillful enough to mcot your case. Yon say; "Bring on all that medicine, bring on that physician. I am terribly sick and want help." If I came to you und you are all right in body and all right In mind, and all right In soul, you have Dead of nothing; but suppose I have persuaded you that the leprosy of am u* upon you, the worst of all sickness. Ohl then you say: "Bring mo that balm of the Oospcl, bring me that Pivlne medicament, bring uns Jesus Christ." But suys some one in the audi' ence; "How do you prove that we are In a ruined condition by sluV" Well, 1 can prove it in two way*. una you may ha ve your choice, i can prove it either by the statements of meibjgr_bj_jthj tereil into the world, and death by sin; 1 and so death passed upon all men, for, that all have sinned.*' "Oh!" says some man, "how do I know my father wants me? how do I know, if I go back, I would be received?" "Oh," Bays some man, "you don't know where I have been; you dont know how far 1 have wandered; you wouldn't talk that wav if you knew all the iniquities I have committed." What is that Hotter among the angels of (Jod? It is news, it is news! Christ has found the lost. Nor IHIIID'H can tln-tr Joy contain. Hut klmll"it with now fliii; Tllo sinner lost Id fouuil, tlwy stnu, Anil Mtrlki> tho KouinlinK lyi-u. Agnin, I notice thut this resolution of the young man of the text was founded in sorrow at his misbehavior. It. was not mere physical plight. It was belief that he had so maltreated his father. It is a snd thing after a father has done everything for a child to have that child lie ungrateful. llmr shnrpor than a mu'iiaut'rt to *H >th, it is, To Imve n tlmnkl>"n chllil. That is Shakspciiiv. "A foolish son Is the heaviness of his mother." That is the Itible. Well, my freinds, have' not some of us been cruel in'odigals? t Have we not maltreated our Father? And such a Father! So loving, so kind. I If He had been a stranger, if lie had for- j silken us, if lie had tlugclhitcd us, if lie! had pounded us and turned us out ol' doors on the commons, it would not have been so wonderful—our treatment of Him: Imt He is a Fattier so loving, so kind, and yet how many of us for our wanderings have never apologized. We apologize for wrongs done to our fid- lows, lnit some of us. perhaps, have committed ten thousand times ten | thousand wrongs against (lod and never ; apologized. j We rend nothing in this story—this parable founded on cverday life—we | read nothing about the mother. It; xiys nothing about going home to her. ] 1 think she was dead. I think'she had] died of a broken heart at his wander- i iugs. or perhaps he hud gone into dissipation from the fact that he could not remember a loving and sympathetic mother. A man never gets over having 1 lost his mother. Nothing suiu about her here. ISut he is homesick for his father's house, lie thought he would just like to go out and wall; around the old place, lie thought he would just like to.go ami see if things were as they used to be. Many a man, after having been off a long while, has gone home and knocked at the doorand a stranger had come. It is the old homestead, but a stranger comes to the door, lie llnds out father is gone, mother isgone. and brothers and sisters are gone. I think this young man ol the text said to himself: "Perhaps father maybe dead." Still, he starts' to lind out. He is homesick. Are there any here to-day homesick for (Jod, homesick for Heaven. 1 A sailor, after having been long at sea, returned to his father's house, and his mother tried to persuade him not to go away again. She said: "Now you bad better stay at home; don't go away, we don't want you to go. You will have it n great deal better here." Hut it made him iingi'3'. The night before he went away again to sea, he heard his mother praying in the next room, and that made him more angry, lie went far out on the sea and a Ktorm eaino up, and he was ordered to very perilous duty, and he ran up tho ratlines, and amid the shrouds of the ship he heard tho voice that ho had heard in the next room. He tried to whistle It off, ho tried to rally his courage; but he could not silence that voice he had heard in the next room, und there in the storm and darkness he said: "Oh! Lord, what a wretch I am. llulp me just now, Lord (lod." And 1 thought in this assemblage to-day there may be some who may have the memory of a father's petition or a mother's prayer meeting pressing mightily npon the soul, and thut this hour they may make the same resolution 1 find in my toxt, saying: "I will arise and go to my father." Hut I remark the characteristic of this resolution was, it was immediately put into execution. Tho context says; "lie arose and came unto his father." The trouble in nine hundred and ninoty ni«e times out of a thousand is that our resolutions amount to nothing because we make them for somo distant time If 1 resolve to become a Christian next year, that amounts to nothing at all, If I resolve to become a Christian to-morrow that amounts to nothing at till. If I resolve at the ser vice to -duy to become a Christian, that amounts to nothing at all. 1 f I resolve after 1 go home to -day to yield my heart to (lod, that amounts to nothing at all. The only kind of resolution thut amounts to anything is the resolution thut is immediately put into execution. There is a man who hud tho typhoid fever, lie said: "Oh! if could ever get over this terrible distress; if tills fever should depart, if could be restored to health, I would all the vest of my life servo Clod." Tho fever departed. He got well enough walk around the block, fie got well enough to attend to business, lie is well to -day —as well as he ever was. Where is the broken vow? There is a man who said long ago: "If I could live to the year 18U3, by that time I will have my business mutters all arranged, and 1 will hare time to attend to religion, and I will be a good, thorough, con .se, orated Christian. Tho year ISlia has come, January, Li 'ebruary, March, April, May, June, July—fully li.vlf of the year gone. Where is your broken vow? "Oh," says some man, "I'll uttend to tlmt when I c.un got my character flxed up, when 1 uiin get over my evil habits; 1 tun now given to 'iLrong drink," or, s-iys lii.> nun, "1 ti.ii g.vou to uuuluun ness/'or, says tho man, "I am given to dishonesty. When l get over my present liubH, then I'll bo a thorough Ohrlstlau." My brother, you will get worse uud worse until Chri"* takes you In hand. "Not the rightvons, sinners Jesus came to save." I will tell yea of two prodigals, the one that got back aud tho other that did not get back. In Itlchmond, Vn. there is a very prosperous and burnt tl ful home in ninny respects. A young man wandered off from that home, He wandered v^rjr__fju - __Jnto^ Bin. Pie said: "Out nf this house, Away with these children: I will dash their brains out. Out into the storm!" The mother gathered them up and fled. The next morning, the brother, n young man who had staid at home, went out to find this prodigal brother nod son, and lie came where he was, and saw the young man wandering up and down in front of the place where he had been staying, and the young man who had kept his in- j tcgrity said to the older brother, j "Here, what does this mean'.'| what is the matter with yon? Why do j you act In this way'.'" The prodigal j looked at him and said: "Who am I? Whom do you take me to be?" He said: | "You are my brother." "No, t am not. j I am a brute. Have you seen anything j I my wife and children? Arc thoy dead? I drove them out last night In the storm. I am a brute. I John, do you think there is any: help for me? f)o you think I will ever get over this life of dissipation?" He said: "John there is just one thing that will stop this. The prodigal ran his finger [.cross his throat and said: That will stop it, and I'll stop it before night. Oh! my bruin; I can stand it no longer." That prodigal never got home, 1 But I will tell you of a prodigal that did get, home. J lu this country two young men started from their fcther's house and went down to Portsmouth. J'lie father could not pursue his children; for some reason lie could not leave home, and so he wrote a letter down to Mr. (Iritlin, saying: "Mr. Oritlln, I wish you would go and see my two sons. They have arrived in Portsmouth and they ave going to take ship, and going a wav from home. 1 wish you would persuade them back." Mr. (Iritlin went and he tried to persuade them had. - . He persuaded one to go, lie went with very easy persuasion because he was very homesick already. The other young man said: "I will not go. have had enough of home. I'll never go home." "Well," said Mr. (Iritlin, "then if you won't, go home, I'll get you a respectable p iMlion on a respectable ship." "Xo, yon won't," said the prodigal; "no, yon won't. 1 am going as a common sailor: that will plague my father most, aud what will do most to tantalize and worry hi m will please me. best." i Years passed on and Mr. Orillln was ' seated in his study one day when a ' message cume to him saying there was a young man ill front on a ship at the lock—a young man condemned todealh —who wished to see this clergyman. Mr. (iviflin went down to the dock and went on shipboard. The young man said to him: "You don't know me, do yon?" "No," he said, "1 don't know you." "Why, don't you remember that young man you tried to persuade to go home and lie wouldn't go?" O! yes," said Mr. (irillin, "areyou [ that man?" "Yes, I am that, man," said tile other. "I would like to have yon pray for me. I have committed murder und 1 must die; but I don't want to go out of this world until someone prays for me. You are my father's friend, and 1 would like to have you pray for me." Mr. (Irillin went from judicial autlior ity to judicial authority to get that young man's pardon, lie slept not I'ht nor day. lie went from influential person to iullueutial person until in some way ho got (hat young man's pardon. He came down on the dock, and as he arrived on (lie dock with the pardon the father came. He hud heard that his sou, under a disguised name, had been committing a crime and was going to be put to death. So Mr. tlritlin und the father went on ship's deck, and at the very moment Mr. llrif- fln offered the pardon to the young man the old father threw his arms around the son's neck and the son said: "Father, [ have done very wrong, and am very sorry. I wish 1 had never broken your heart. I am very sorry." Oil!" said the father, "don't mention it. ft don't make any dilfcieiice now. It is all over. I forgive you, my son," and he kissed him and kissed him and kissed him. Today I offer you the pardon of the Gospel—full pardon, free pardon. I do not care ivhut your crime has been. Though you suy you have committed a, crime against (lod, against your own soul, against the day of judgment, against tho Cross of Christ—whatever your crime has been, here is pardon, full pardon, und the very moment you take that pardon your Heavenly Father throws His arms about you and hays: "My son, I forgive you. It is all right. You are as much in my favor uow us if yon had never sinned." Oh! there is joy on earth and joy iu Heaven. Who will take tho Father's embrace? i\ ^trnnrr Armirnpnt 1,118 nlw,iyB ,!Con 11,0 t:lcllcs m,0 l ,t '' 11 A Oil Oily Al^llIIlCllL by the foreign manufacturer, us the j first o'fort to s.op the development of . any niauufiietiitliig here. It is Made by a Farmer in the Cauao of MeKln- loyism. Diverse Conditions Which Exist In Hroootod America and Free Trade England. —In order to do good to others wo must come Into personal contact with them. It was never expected that Christians would hand bread to each other us Jonathan ate honey oil? the end of his staff.— C. S. Robinson. The blossom of tho i\ lid grape him ben ulopted us the, stuto lloivur of Oregon. Theory VerBua Fact In Relation to A Groat Economic j Problem. Said a inniier in my hearing a few days ago: "1 vote for protection becauso It Is tho polity of my party, but 1 dou't see that it helps me." t'liero are others like him. They believe ill protection to a certain extent. H is a kind of "greatest good to the greatest, number" affair. Hut deep down in their hearts they have a lurking suspicion that they personally, or funnel's as u class, derive Utile or no licnelit from it. Let .such looU at these tacts. Protection was adopted by ,ll\e tlrsi continental congress. Tlmt congress was composed largely of farmers —almost entirely of fanners and those representing fanner constituents. They adopted it because of their full persuasion that it would lie of benelit to fann­ ers, und none can say that they were uot ;i company of level-headed, clear- biaired men. They saw—and their con siUiunts saw—tl'.e evil of a big crop ami no market for It. Crops wasted and brought no income, simply because almost everybody was engaged In the one industry of l'arnuvs—all producers of crops, few outside as consumers, it was to remedy this condition of ninth's that lhe policy of protection became the established policy. Protection fosters diversified industries. It fosters manufactures. The men employed in factories must eat, and the farmer must supply their needs, thus selling what was unsaleable as long as everybody I was engaged lu agriculture. Under protection America has prospered. Under free trade England has declined. Agriculture was once England's source of wealth. Today 11,- O'.lty.HW acres of the best farming lands In tl.e world He Idle lu that country. Tile numbers who leave the agricultural districts for city life, for the provinces or for the United States reach hundreds of thousands annually. So nmcli for free trade hero. Shall we exchange our protection policy for ItV ; A home market is indisputably lhe farmer's best market. American funnels want to be independent of prices established in Liverpool. To tlmt end they must have a "euge class of consumers, who are not producers, of food products—the very thing that protection , is fast bringing about. No less MI nu- ! thorlty than Andrew Jackson—and we recommend It to our democratic brethren who are clamoring for free trade- said. In advocating lhe tariff of "Take from agriculture in the Hulled States (iOO.OOO men, women and children and you will at once give a market for more hreadstufts than all Europe now furnishes us." Is there no benelit to tho farmer lu this Increased mnrl^et at his door? I Senator Ewlng, of Ohio, said of the low tariff pel lod just before the tariff of 182-1 was adopted: "'Every portion of the world was searched by our Intelligent: merchants, mid till combined did not furnish u luitrke, adoii.iate to our surplus protections. Erery farmer In Ohio long knew and felt the pressure consequent on this state of things. Year ' after year their slacks of wheat stood imt'ircs'ied. scnrcely worth the manual labor of separating the grn.n irom the strawstraw. So low was It reduced In } comparison with manufactured articles that I have known forty bushels of | wheat given for a pn'r of boots." Do ! our farmers want to try the experiment of low tariff—pract'.cally free trade- over again and reach a like result? | The theory of free trade may he nil right. It has been asserted often enough to he true at any rate. But the fact remains thut American farmers and laborers, under tho protection policy which the republican party has given to our country, are the envied of the funnel's and laborers of an/ country on earth where free trade is the rule, When theory runs full against well-established fact, the fact Is not. fie side usually the "or the encounter. American fanners will continue to stand by the policy which has built up iiiaiiul'acturlng industries In this country and so supplied an army of hungry mouths to be fed by the product of the farmer's labor. Protection protects, und it; protects tho farmer. II. I 1 . 0. Lynns, Kas. in<:m<II i-.'.ii.1 MHIII. l-'t{iltvfn U7Wr/i S/nur thr lrii<|i(J(]/ <i/* (fii- Mention has been made of the v.'ld" variation in the population of it number of the assembly districts formed under the second gerrymander perpetuated by the Wisconsin democratic, bosses. More ligures are now nf hand and show the following disproportions, with accompanying figures showing how u perfectly constitutional apportionment might be mule, with ve -y slight variations in population: re, I-, It- it Wuiiwuli.. ''mill Oil Wliini'linijo. Wiuipjii'ii... . '•.'nil I 'luir'-. . slii-liuyKun... Iliitii- I liU;t)tiimn-. . Six millions of dollars are Invested lu tho uinuufacturo of 'Jyunuiite In tho Unite! States. During tho lust yenv there graduated from the medical colleges of the United States about 5,000 youug doctors. The city of New Orleans hits settled the Myni Olark Guinea case by the payment of $023,788 to the administrator of tho famous litigant's ettute. There are no great woolen factories lu Egypt, but luoiuu uro Hcatlored lu small numbers over the whole country. TUo Sampson weil at Waco, Texas, Is the largest one lu tho United Stated. It thrown up liBOO.OOO gulloua of pure Uot -water dully, A Pennsylvania Inventor has devised ft pair of eyogluttsea with a mirror mounted «n nu «» j'f.v •ritVTiis. Which Am Quito jfuljiuWant iJioit Now. An examination of the prices of tin in Liverpool nu tl the United States rturln, lhe period of low I miffs shows that tho English ttu-plule uwnul'neturor controlled absolutely tho price of his goods dictating to tho American consumer, 'Clio price during these years was lowered or raised In Liverpool at will, and of course the Amorlcuu price had to follow. Tho MoKInley law changed this. The fact that tho construction of nutu- hers of plants for the manufacture of tin-plate was at once commenced, and tlmt several woro put In operation opened tho eyes of the English manu fueturor. Wheu thu McKlnley bill passed congress Molyn grade tin ivas selling lu Liverpool at $5,04 per box of ]')8 pounds. Tho duty of one cent per pound added $1.08 to tlio cost lu Now York or Philadelphia, uud uindo tho total cost, Dxehwlvo_of_JreJjdit^J£u^l^^ I'nilllly. lllmvn. ... ollimlil.l. , Mint.. .. V-i'in- I Viltei t-iice in |i,i{illhit Kill IIIHIIT t't'i iy-, iiianiii-r. I, ?:!.-. •-',H!I| ;l,i Kl ii.y-t.-i iV.'iiu '.', ill l.7f>« a.twi a, .v:s 1.1.'.7 a.sit 7, ill blfTi'l-i'llce II MmtKtiti'iie.l out. ll]nll!:ti 'lllllg lih 11\ i> 11 ni i' within t-iiiiu- ly llni 'H. «7 K,r, •mo (i'.'rt lilt H'"' ins i os •JUT r*i7 1.IHH ass No resident of Wisconsin who Is iu bis right mind will, nftcr an examination of these ligures, pretend to say (hat the second genyiuander is a "just pportkmtnent," or tlmt it was not made for the purpose of securing political advantage to the democratic party ather than nv .ike a lair and equitable Apportionment of lhe work "according to the population." in the case of Brown county, for example, instead of arefttlly apportioning the two districts of the county so as to ghe equultty of epresenitilloii to the inhabitants of the 'dimly, and make the districts of compact and contiguous territory with the onimtinity interests carefully respeet- tl, tlie second gerrymander lmule by lhe democrat!:-, busses, in the teeth of a decision of the supreme court of the commonwealth, laying down express rules with respect to this question, from the two districts by dividing the Ity of Port Howard, and making a lilfeieiice of marly 5,000, or one-third of the unit basis for making the districts. The ligures shown In the third oliuun of the tabic presented above are obtained by making two districts with only a differen e of S7 in their population, end leaving the city of Port Ho ward Intact, adding one or two towns from the outlying country, but not I leaking county lines. It is very apparent that the democratic hosries In making that outrageous gerrymander did not heed the vigorous language In the decision written by Mr. Justice Orion of the supreme court in passing upon the first gerrymander. The second gerrymander ivas formed without regard to population. The same Is true of Itock coenty. There the city of Jnnesvllle Is made in assembly district, surrounded upon ill sides by the territory of another district, but the population disproportion Is so great that, instead of being less than .100, which Is shown to be possible under ti fair ued eqnilable appor- I intiment, the variance exceeds 0,l)!)(), or more than one-third the entire unit basis for an assembly district. Tho people should scan carefully these figures. They show some of the Iniquity of the second gerrymander. They show, particularly In the districts of Dane, Bock, Hticlne and Brown, that the democratic managers, instead of making an apportionment "according to the number of inhabitants," made It. according to the number of democratic votes that could be utilized. THSTIMOXY Or I'WV It KS of a speedy abolition of the McKlnley tariff. Tli.'i way to meet, them and beat them til their own game Is for American manufacturers to placard their own goods with tlie prices and wages paid in producing them, sldo by side with the wages paid to produce tlie foreign iirticlo.Soniethhig like this would be lhe result: Anicriinn manufacturers: Wire nails—price. 1 l-U cents n, pound. Average wages, if'J.50 u day lu tho United States; .ft a day In England. Steel billets—Price, $2'J a ton; average wages, .$:{ u day In the United States: .$1.'^5 In Kngland. ^ Calico—Price, 41-2 ccntfi fflBird. Average wages, $1.(10 In tho United States; ijiO.DO In England. Kngllsh nijinufncturers: Wire nails—Price. 13-4 cents a pound in Kngland. With McKlnley tariff added, 3 3-4 cents a potted. Steel billets—Price ?U0.00 a- ton in England. With McKlnley tariff added, ^•».).iH ti ton. Calico—Price, 5 cents a yard hi England. With Me.Khley tariH added, 10 cents it yard. No doubt visitors would bo impressed but It would be with the superior quality of lhe domestic product, Its phenom- inal cheapness as compared with the imported article considering the higher labor cost of lis n anufacturc, the uu- explainable stupidity ot him who would Import from England when so good and cheap goods can be had ut home, and tlie admirable Justice of male ing him, tf he persists In his determination to do so, pay roundly Lito the United States treasury' for the privilege of doing It. By all means let us havo tlie placard system at Chicago. A TAltlfl' I.KSXOX. CONDENSED NEWS.I 01 ""' '«»•" « «•»•<•. »v...- leu thousand men iu the valley will re­ sume Jti'iiiarkithli' Fiicttt In Jtvyunl to Our IC .r/MU 'l 'I't'mlf. The forthcoming report of the chief cf tlie bureau of national statistics will present; some interesting facts. It will show that the value of the goods Imported to the United States free of duly is greater by $01,750,073 than In the year preceding It. Tills is what tlie hill .which tho democrats describe as operating "lilio a Chinese wall for the prevention of foreign trade" has done. It has increased the value of free Imports by the greater part of $100,000,000. Tea, sugar, coffee, taw silk and a number of articles that wo need, but which wo cannot produce, or not in sutllcient quantities on our own soil, have been Imported, without a cent of duty, to an amount that comes near to $100,000,000 In excess of other years. So that the llrst evident effect of tho McKlnley hill has been to enlarge the free list by $01,750,073 in twelve months and If tlie tariff be a tax as the democrats say, then the republican party can claim credit for rediietlou of taxation by near to $100,284,705. But on Imports Unit pay duties there has been u decrease of $100,284,705. Our export trado has been unprecedented In magnitude. It has exceeded a billion of dollars. Our total foreign trade, exports and Imports, has oxceeded one and three- foitrllis billions of dollars. Tho value of our expo.-ts exceeded Ihoso of our Imports $202,0-14,4-12. This represents tho sum which tho world has paid, or has to pay, to us In cash after nil that we have received fran It in goods Is deducted from the year's bill of trade. No suoh balance of trado ever before has boon struolc In favor of tho United States. The ooiumoivlnl record of the tlBcal year that ended on tho 30th day of Juno, 1802, Is overwhelming ami unquestionable ovklonco ot tho wisdom and reotltudo of tho republican policy. A Clt<i}>tt>r J'rom thi' Itooli of JZjrperieno lu This t'ouiitvy. New York Tribune: Forty-five years ago, ou July 30, 184(1, tlie Walker tariff for revenue Inning passed the previous day, the New York Tribune said: "We fear that thousands on thousands who would have been steadily employed and comfortably situated during the coming winter If this bill had not passed will now be destitute of employment and depend on charity for bread. After this came California gold, famine iu Europe and other events which only deluyod the effect of the act, but the Tribune of January 15, 1855, describes In graphic words a state of things which has not been seen at uuy time since as folows: "Who Is hungry?—Go and see. You that are full fed and know not what It Is to be hungry—perhaps never saw a hungry man—go and seo. Go and see a thousand men, women, boys, girls eld aud young, black and white, of all nations but one—there are no Amerl cans—crowding and jostling each other almost lighting for iv llrst chance—acting more like hungry wolves than human beings In a land of plenty. • • Such a sceno may be seen every day from 11 till 2 o'clock around the corner of Orange and Chatham streets, where Llndenuiiiller gives a dinner to the pooi- and soup and bread to others to carry to their miserable families * * On Saturday wo spent an hour there at the time of high tide. We have never seen anything like It before. On Friday upward of a thousand peoplo woro fed with a plate of soup, a piece of bread, and a piece of meat on the premises, aud lu all upward of 1,000. On the same day 1,130 portions of soup were dealt out from Stuart's soup kitchen in the rear of tho great marble palace store, corner of Boado street tiud Broadway. At (he rooms lu Dunne street for tho relief of tho poor of the slxfli ward on the same day, It is calculated that 1,000 meals woro given- say 700 dlffereut poisons fed. Couutiug the number at the old Bowery mlslon at one-half that number we have hi the sixth ward a total of over 0,000 persons fed by charity on Friday, January 12. Becollect this Is ou'.y one day In one ward." It is scarcely possible by any one word to add to the force of tills object lesson. National disaster has conu» since tho protective poToy was adopted, but never such disaster. Short crops, the civil viiir with ill its horrors, widespread coinerclul calamity, have never brought hack to New York the scenes witnessed when a tariff for revenue only was in force. Merchants and bank ers by the thousand failed when tho civil war broke out, but tlie laboring millions were unable to earn their bread. Misfortunes havo come since protection began, but have never reached the laboring millions so far that tho distress of 1855, under tho reevnue tariff has been produced. Tho generation now living lias never witnessed, has no personal experience of the painful consequences which followed tho reduction of duties to a revenue basis In 1840. The striking switchmen lose ground slowly but surely. Predictions are made that Gladstone's government will soon full. .President Harrison celebrates the tlfty-utnth anniversary of his birth. Twenty-live youngsters of St. Paul IITO sent Into the country for two weeks. Two persons were, killed and twenty Injured lu a railroad wreck in Maryland. Pred Moore, 10 years old, was drowned lu the Coon river, near Des Moines, Iowa. The business portion of Ueneva, uhlo, was destroyed by tiro Friday. Loss, $175,000. Dunn & Co. report business stcadilj improving as a result of better crop prospects. Allan Hyson was killed by an explu- slcu at the Christy coal mine, near lies Monica, Iowa. Teal Pritchard, tho English champion, is defeated by Jim Hall, the Australian in four rounds. Fred Johnson, living near Spirit l,uk Iowa, accidentally shot and killed himself while hunting. Charles E. McDanlels, a brakeiuati, was killed Saturday while swltcUlui, cars at Coldwater, Mich. Buildings on the East Seventh street 11U in St. Paul slide into Swede Hollow uud are destroyed by lire. It Is estimuted that 50,000 acres ol wheat hi North Dakota were destioyeu by the recent hall storms. The value of banana meal as a sub stltute for Hour Is dilated upon by Mr L. F. Houston, of New York. The prohlbltloidsts of Winnebago county, 111., have uouiluatcd a eountj ticket, except state's attorney J. W. Ham Is arrested In Utah and will be returned to St. Paul to answer to the charge of embezzlement. There Is talk of the probable resignation of John C. Abbott, premier ol Canada, on account of 111 health. By the collapse of a building tit St Paul a 2-year- old boy was killed and two other persons were injured. Ella Rodgers, the 4-year-old child of Y. C. A. Hodgors, of Waco, Texas, was ffttnlly injured by a vicious horse. Police officers raided the Mercantile Telegraph Company's new pool-room at No. 100 Madison street, Chicago Queen Victoria Is met ou the road by a crank who informs her that he had sworn to kill her. He Is arrested, Kyrle Belleir airlvcd lu New York Saturday, on the City of Chester, from Liverpool, under au assumed name. John J. Mowatt, aChlcago letter-car rler, was discharged from his position jr,, Wlls i„ )ni \ n Soinervllle, N. .1.. Aug, for kissing young women ou the street, IH , isib, and graduated la llnlgei State Treasurer Morrison of Peim- college in 1S45, and tit New Brunswick, Hjlvanlu has paid out $152,000 on account of the Borvlco of troops at Home- 1 stead. Minors and soldiers In Tennessee fight a declslvo battle, tlie latter winning. Five men are killed uud many injured. John T. Beggs, of Chicago has been elected a director of the consolidated Thompson-Houston and Brush electric companies. The weekly statement of the New York banks shows it reserve decrease of $12,374,825 in excess of the 25 per cent. rule. JlML'l K. I' f i.'" •' " " " A Heated Controversy. Four- year-old Francis and her mamma got Into a heated controversy about wearing a certain garment which mamma wanted to put on the baby, and which tho latter objected to. Filially, after the affair had distressed the entire family and tho gar- meut was safely on, amid walling and soolding, mamma asked: "Now, darling, would It not have been better for you to obey mamma hi tho first place, and so saved all this fuss and worry?" "But, uinmmn," oamo tlie plaintive reply, "how was 1 to know In de first place oo was goln' to make all dis fwss and worry?" Mnn Wat Hade to Moars, t'etli»|i», and perbipa not. Uowaiar that mij tM, Lu Una no Mounts for utt miner}, It It la protiucad by uutrvouauvsa, to long tu ha naglaata to roln furc.o kin enfeebltd nerval thronga the medium u! tm»rov «d tlliieauoD. Uo turn aatiire tbla by tint regular ua» ot tloiteitar'a tHoaueh BUM;*, I(ti-ii to work at onee. The Lehigh Valley Transpoiiatlon nipaiiy and Northern Steamship company practically consolidate, glvini: tlie Heading combine access to the coast over lit' great Xorlb 'fit. Paul Floth, the owner of a local reelihonse, was bound over ti. the district court Friday iu the sum of ,-<-j. ilK). lie is accused of asstiultiin; Sadie White, a -1-year-old llnwer girl. Mrs. Merrill W. I'.eceher. of Itristol. 111., was killed by the cars Saturday, while both of her husband's legs were broken. lOlberl Seoit. aged was run over and killed Hear ('rawfoidsville. Ind. Governor Markhain, of California, has refused to interfere further lu the ease of John Mc.Nully. sentenced to he hanged at San Francisco Aug. 2(1. and he will therefore be executed on that date. Emperor William's opposition to a two year is xpectcd. will lead to tlie resignation of Chancellor Caprivi next year and the appointment of Count Kuleiiherg ill his lead. rhoinus Young, who murdered his wife lasl March in (iweiisbnro, Ky., for what he considered Indiscreet conduct with other men. has been sentenced in ninety-nine years in tlie penitentiary. in a seini-iillieial note regarding the two attacks made upon the French minister at Tangier, the Moorish authorities explain Hint the soldiers who made the attacks were tun aware of lhe minister's rank. Earuiei's who complained that hack water caused by lhe dam across lie Nceshe river at Oswego. Kan., ruins their farms, have blown lhe objection- ible obstruction up wiih dynamite. The dam was the linesl in lhe slate. apaiu-se are emigrating In Mexico in latge numbers. Several large colonics lave been established in lhe coffee districts of Oax tea. aud lhe rich-sugar lauds of Oaxai-a, and ill" p.tsl few mouths, and negotiations are pending looking towards the location of 2<n 1.1 X.M> more. General Weaver, iu an interview at tlenver .Saturday, expressed great con- lidence lu the people's party carrying all the western states and a number of the south, lie claims the result in November will be a great political upheaval. Friday afirnooit Edna, the IM-ycar-old daughter of Key. X. I). Iliirnell, of the Scaffold Cane. Ky.. neighborhood, committed siil'ide by poison. A young mail to whom she was engaged to be married shortly, it is said, procured lite drug for her. lie has lied. Key. Dr. John Van Sesl Tnhiiuge. brother of llev. T. l>e Witt Tahuage, died in Bound Brook, X. .1.. Saturday. At Santa Anna, Cul. Saturday, Francisco Torres, who murdered William McKelloy, foreman of Mine. Mudjcska, was lynched by a mob. X. .1., seminary In 1S-I5. Whltelaw Belli was given a reception by the friends of Ills youth at Ids old home at Ccdarvillo, Ohio, Saturday Tlie affair was entirely iiiiii-ptirtislan, William Harper, the president of the meeting being one of the prominent democrats of Green county. The steamer Grigorieuw, plying upon the Volga and its tributaries, lias been wrecked at Nljnl-Xovglrod, Kitssla. A heavy storm was prevailing at (he lime. Many of the passengers .lumped overheard and atleinplcil to reach the shore bj swimming. Thirty of lhe passengers and crew were drowned. A revolting outrage Is reported from the vicinity of Bristol, Tenn. Kecenily Ira MulHus, a desperate moonshiner, with his whole family, was nutrderctl President Harrison Issues a rotallu- near Pound Gup. Saturday a relative tory proclamation imposing tolls on all going to the graves found tlmt some vessels passing through the Soo canal one had dug a hole near them, inserted hi transit to Canadian ports. a dynamite carlrldge and blown the A. K. SulUvan, a fanner of Htllsboro, l)l) dl>' s «»< <•'' the ground. They were 111., was found dead In his yard by his fimn(1 scattered In all directions, daughter. He is supposed to have died from the effects of the heat. Eelwttrd Cody, colored, aged 18, who| ran away from his home In Arlington. Tenn., was run over and killed by a train Friday near Cairo. 111. Mary Gooding, aged 51 years, aud Harry Goodwin, both of Catlin, Md., havo Just ,been married. They had been engaged twenty-seven years. Escuplng gas caused un explosion nt tho works of the GoBhen.Ind., Gaslight company, which destroyed two- thlrds of the company's buildings. William Halm, of Ohio, has been selected by the Natiouul republican committee to take charge of the speakers bureau ut committee headquartem. Edward Buckingham, of Fulton! county, Indiana, Is at Lognusport searching for his wife, who Is 20 years i old, pretty and has fled from her home. Police are hunting for Clifford Town- Autiiniv t'urnlliirr. A |.ropiM of the general Ignorant'! about, antique furniture, a wrli"i in the uoness Miller Monthly says; Nut it ore than two icojile out of ten can tell whether a bit of fiirnltit •> Is Ln'.il* \'tV.. XV., or XYL, roencj or reicii-- siiMi. As a general ni'e who 'i tb -y don't know they tall It iivpne, as Hi.- h t rnrs call things grip wlu-i no diagnosis Is iKisllile. Chairs are the most e.l i.. (terlstlc pieces of fit • i • > of all tin so periods, as they do uot udmlt of laticli compll.uiti n of (i -bill, uiin niv usually carried out with more conscr- ixitie attention tu IIK > salient points Louis XIV. has !yi-> shaped legs, often with an effect of network -carried through tho deeoratlm; his predecessor Is very much tin same, save tha.t the network Is never seen. Louis XVI. furniture has straight turned legs, and rococo partakes of the same characteristics of all, with tho addition of shell or scroll ptttto;'iis wherever they scud, aged 10, who took his father's htrse aud buggy and $120 In cash und uin be introduced, run away from his homo lu HuverlUll. The empire stylo, pure and simple Mass. consists of dark woods Inlaid. The lu- Thirteen hundred grain shovelers em- laying WM originally of brass but tli.i: ployed in the Buffalo olevutors quit used to ceiuie looso and disturb th.i work Saturday night out of Hyinpuithy equanimity of tho court ladies by cateh- for tho switchmen, uud every elovulor l"K "i their gowns, so that what Is now Is Idle, known as marqiielerre, Inlaying with mother-of-pearl and different colored Au Amorican missionary's house In woo ds was lntrodueediu Its uiu«e. Em Asia Minor is bunted. The United nu . 0 s , vlo mul , lle nioAom Aa , ullB m .„ States demands Indemnity of Turkey m mil3 Umt lt tates u limi observer and Bends two enters to back up tho to tlio difference. There is one Uuy. demand. , infallible sign: In the Adams ovry- Sovoral hundred, Olydo shipwrights tiling is augidar; thero Is not u curve to havo beon discharged for luck of work, bo seen. Houaissauco furniture la all and there Is stagnation hi the Lancu- heavy and massive, totally unrelieved shire cotton trade, oau&ed by aver -pro- by any thing save the moac ponderous duotlou. carvings that only ompuasUe the gloo,n _ „, ,, . they were supposed to lighten, TUo cottage of George W. Vaudorbllt at Bar Harbor was robbed of $20,000 worth efjewelry and__»lnt£ "hout a «m<rir.

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