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A rRIUHTFUL AFFAIB.
I do not recall whether tho uoulllct
that 1 am going to dun-rlbo occurred
11 tho mine ot ha Uata or in mat 01
Rayas. Both aro Biluated in tho
Mexican mineral district of Guana-
uato, and with tho reader porniiHion
will assumo that it hnppcni u in tne
Tho main shaft of the Rayas mino
has tho vertical depth of niuo hun
dred yards, and sixteen yards of dia
meter. For its dimensions, it is ranic
od as tho first mining "shaft of the
In tho epoch to which I refer, oight
windlasses, operated by mules, wero
constautlv employed in raisitg water
rom tins enormous nolo in tue pianut,
Tho administrator at that tuno was
Don Rafael II , 30 years of age,
:alc. slender, fecblo in appearance;
but in whoso trazo shono the tlamo of
lia.iglitiuess aud energy, and tho radi
ant spark of iuti llieence.
Tho caionero or person cnarceu
with the operation of tho windlasses,
was called Jose. Ho was au athletic
fellow, sinuwv and vitrorous: but with
tho hungry, apprt hensive, and unquiot
look of tho jackal. Undor his orders
and immediate direction were the
cables by which the miners descended,
tho stream-cables for hoisting water,
and all that related to tho various ser
vices of the shaft.
Among tho "properties" of tho ad
mimslrator was a vounii woman of
moro beauty than uhastitv, whoso vol
uptuotiB form had turned tho head of
the caionero, who bad a long tuno en
deavored vainly to ineratiato himself
in ber lavor. Tho lado treated his au
vauccs with arrogant disdain, and this
is easily cxpliiuud when it is known
that fro.o tho administtadora to the
cajonera the distanco is tho ssmo as
between tho housekeeper and thi
Jcho laid sieco to this stroug fortress
of virtue, but finding that tho garrison
was not likely to accept terms of oapi
tulation, ho one day made an assault
that cost him a superb whipping by
order of the administrator.
Jose endured the chastisement but
sworo in tho teeth oi his mailer that lui
would have his revenge. Don Rafael
treated tbo menace with contempt, and
the cajonera continued to occupy his
bomotimo afterward, tho damsel in
order to ivo a further proof of her
constaucy, ran avtay wit'i a cavalry
oflicer; whereat Don Rafaot manifested
neither indignation nor surprise.
Une morning Joso ent red precipit
ately into tho apartments of the ad
ministrator, belore the latter was
awake, and said to him that, to judge
from the unusual singing and hurrah
ing of tho miners at the bottom of tho
shaft, they surely must have found a
This word bonanza produces a moro
wonderful effect ou tho cerebrum of a
miner than all the cataclysms and
earthquakes joined together. Don
Katael sprang out oi tmt, leaped into
his garments, ami, withuut waiting to
make inquiries, rau to tho thaft, har
nessed himself to a cable of descent,
and so suspending himself over Urn
enormous abyss, said to tho cajoua:
"Ijot ber go."
The horses of one of tho windlasses
began to move, the cablo to unwind)
and Don Rafael, holding a torch in
ono hand aud with the other steadying
himself in his hanging saddle, slowly
descended into that immense black nolo
without observing that no Bound what
ever camo from below, nor that the
face of the cajonero betrayed a sinister
smile when he saw him goiug down.
l'eril not only awakens instinct, but
enlightens it. When Don Rafael
found himself suspended in that fright
ful abyss, ho suddenly remembered'the
menace of Jose, comprehended that he
had acted inconsiderately, and that his
life was suspended by.a thread which
his enemy could cut at his pleasure
and dispatch him to eternity without
notice and also without a passport.
By the reflection of the torch might
have been seen great drops of cold
perspiration upon his brow, the con
vulsive tremor that agitated his mem
bers, and tho look of anguish that ho
oast toward the black depth aud per
pendicular wall of tho shaft. Tho
cablo had descended porhaps a hun
dred yards when suddenly its move
ment was arresud. Don Rafael felt a
sudden chill that penetrated tho very
marrow of his bones and congealed his
blood. Ho comprehended tho horrible
plot. Jo.-o was going to out tho cablo
and dash him to a mass of lifeless,
shapeless flesh by a fall of six hundred
yards to tho bottom of tho shaft.
Directing a look of desperation to
ward tho nearest well, he perceived
projecting lrom it, half n yard or a
little more, a pieco of timber that had
served to support a scaffold,
To cast thu torch to thu bottom of
th'i shalt, swing himself upon that
treacherous support, aud detach him-
ten nom tno cauio was tno woric ot a
fow seconds and hardly had ho accoui
plished it when tho cablo parted far
above, and fell with a great splashing
noise, into tho water almost two thous
and feet below. Involuntarily a cry of
terror escapi-d him, which was ans
wered at tho mouth of the shaft with a
sarcastic and savage hoiso-lauch that,
n spite of himself, made him tremble,,
Afterward profound silence reigned
and Don Rafael, submerged in dark
ness, remained, seated on that frail
piece of wood; vacillating over that
enormous abyss, into which tho slight
est circumstunco might hurl him, with
the certaiuty of boing dashed to frag
ments at tho bottom,
The silenco was broken only by tho
cieaking of lopes, the water dripping
lrom the ascending mickots, and oo
casionally by tho smothered concussion
of the miners' tools somewhere- in tho
black depths below. But, suddenly,
among theso divers sounds, was dis
tiuguished ono that filled Dou Rafael
Tho wooden perch on which ho was
seated began to manifest signs of
Time and moist air had caused de
cay, and tho timber was yielding under
his weight. In affecting his safety ho
had only prolonged a little while his
Pressing closely, against tho wall, ho
tried to find somo'fi suro in tho rock
for his hands; but his fingers weroonly
torn by tho pitiless rock, which refused
to porruit any diminution of tho weight
on his fragile perch in this manner,
Presently a lugubrious ohaut swelled
up from tho depths of tho shntt an
immeiiFO sound of human voices that
Beemed a cry of arony wrenched from
many hi arts by tho pain of ton. it
was the alabado which is sung by tho
miners uuon tho death of ono of their
fraternity a melancholy medley of
ayes and lamentations that forms a
kind of sorrowlul and pathetic melody
with which thoso who aro condemned
to !ticosant labor to tho end of life
saluted tho happy depaituro of an
Already notico ot the supposed uoatn
of Don Rafael had arrived in those
subterranean caverns, and nil tho habi
tants of tho mino wero chanting tho
sonc of praiso which also was tho
pontr of mourniup;. meanwhile .
tho treacherous beam ou which Don
Rafael sat, hearing, far below tho song
that announced his own death, was
Tho sad cadence of that song, moio
dious and mournful, liko a psalm at tho
threshold of the tomb, ceased, and the
mutucd sound of tho stream cables,
going up with water and returning for
more, seemed to Don Rafael a pendu
lum marking tho moments of his do-
Tho fracilo beam was already inclin
inc toward tho horriblo depth of tho
abyss; tho hands of Dou Rafael word
grasping tho jagged points of rock
with desperation; the moment of his
precipitation to a horriblo death was
very near. Suddenly tho sound of
many voices camo fiom tho mouth of
tho shaft. Tho criminal had notified
tho directory of an accident, and all
the employ? s came to see tho body of
tho administrator brouglit from tho
bottom of tho shaft.
Looking up, Don Rafael saw
rapidly descending torch. In tho noxt
moment a man suspended on a cable
of descent, with his back toward him
passed h s fearful perch. ... It
was the caioneio, Jose.
Instantly Don Rafael sprang from
his perch and seized the cable, somr
distance abovo tho man at tho end of
it. This movement loosened tho beam
from its anchorage nnd it fell. Tho
noiso and tho movement of tho cable
caused Joso to look up. Seeing Don
Rafael ho commudced to blasphem
and holding a dagger between liH
teeth, to climb toward him. Between
tho two men there was a spaco of some
twenty yards, and while Joso ascended
Don Rafael fastened himself in a stir
rup of cablo that was swinging violent
As tho torch was impending tho as
cent of Jose, he cast it to thu bottom,
and tho shaft was again in darkness.
Seeing that the light was extinguish
ed, the employes feared eomo new ac
cident, and began to haul up tho cablo
with great rapidity.
Having secured his position, Don
ll.ilaei drew from bis pocket u clasp
knife aud tritd to cut the cablo below
him. Ho could hear the labored breath
ing of his adveisary, who comprehend
ed the design of tho administrator, and
was asserting his utmost strength to
gain tho posiliou of tho latter in time
to avert his own plungo to tho bottom
of the abyss to which he had a short
time before, dispatched tho mau who
had so strangely escaped tlio intended
death. Tho duel in tho darkness bo
tween tho two combatants suspended
by a cord over that horrible abyss was
prosecuted by both with equal haste
and desperation. Each knew that his
own esoapo from that friahtful situa
tion depended on the destruction of
the other; yet each was losing tbo con
sciousness of his own peril in his strug
gle to dispatch his foe.
Tlio cajonero was so war that Don
Rafael oould feel his hot breath on tho
hand that held tho knifo when the
cablo parted, and tho man below, with
a y-11 ol rago ana terror, weut down
through darkness to his death.
When the cablo was hauled up, tho
appearance of Don Rafael, who had
been reported dead, instead of Jose,
who bad been sent down to bring up
his manglod body, produced no little
surprise. Ho explained it all, how
ever, excepting ono circumstance
how it happened that his hair, had boen
changed, m so brief a period, to a sil
ver whiteness. Wrom the ispanislt oj
A well known Now Yorker, whoso
pen and pencil have aliko brought, him
money aud reputation, has had au ad
venture which discounts by about ten
thousand niuo hundred aud ninety-nine
the average conventional parrot story.
He was fond of knocking about in out
of the-way quarters of the world, and
left ship on tho Central Amcrico ooast
with a parly ot comraucs to cxpioro
tho wilderness. During a cruisQ of
several months the entire ship's com
pany had devoted their odd hours to
singing to a parrot, Tho sailors also
had lost no opportunities, and taught
tho bird all the soa-fuiing lingo, and a
few moro or less elegant expletives be
sides. When tho artist nnd his ex
ploring comrades had bidden the bird
and tho sailors good-byo they plunged
into the heart of the tropical forest.
After twonty.eight miles of mortal ef
fort thoy reached their camping place
for tho night. Just as tho sun was
going down they wire startled to hear,
in tho primeval silence, a familiar
voice calling down from tho top of a
"Avast there, yo, hcavo, ho!"
It was tho ship's parrot. But bo
fcro they could recovor their startled
senses the faithful bird, having flown
ahead to prepare this unexpected treat
for its chums of tho voyage, fluttered
down to tho top of a dead stump near
by, and, with a shrill call, summoned
thousands of tho little green parro
quota of the country. It is said 11,
000 of them were counted as thoy cir
cled around the great gray African or
acle on tho stump, and finally took
their places ou thu ground rank upon
rauk aud row after row. Tho explor
ers looked on in dumb amazement.
When the feaahorcd assemblage be
came quiet tho ship's parrot burst into
tlio familiar words of "Nancy Lee,"
and to thu iuextiuguishablu laughter of
the travelers tho cons ernatlon of the
rest of the tropical world and tho de
light of tho f i stive precentor, tlio 11,
000 parroquets, with one mighty burst
of song, broke into "Nancy Leo.1'
Advlso to youug ladies who ate set
tiug thoir capB; Use percussion caps
so that tho pop may bo heard. AVio
Auno's Bide for her Oow,
I nni not iiuito sure of datf b, but it
was Into in tho fall, 1 think, of 1777,
that a foraging party from tho British
camp in Philadelphia mado a descent
upon tho farm ol -Major uudoipn, south
of that city, at Darby. Having sup
plied themselves well with provender,
they wero about to begin their return
march, when ono of tho soldiers hap
pened to espy a valuable cow, which
at that moment unfortunately made
her appcaranco in thu lano leading to
the barn yard and poor bukoy was tm
modiatcly confiscated for tho usp of
rsow this uniortunato cow Happened
lo bo the prido of the farm, and was
claimed as tho oxcIubIvo property of
Mis Anno Rudolph, tho daughter of
tho house, aged twolvo years. Of
course no other animal on tho estate
was so important as this particular
cow, and her confiscation by tho soldiers
could not ho t leratcd lor a momeut.
So Miss Anno made an impetuous dash
for her recovery, but liuding the men
doaf to her entreaties and tho scrgoant
nroof nimlimt tbu Rtorms of her indir?.
nation, tho high-snirilod child rushed
over to tho stables, saddled her pony
and was soon galloning off toward tho
city, determined to appeal to tho com-
' 7 4 . . . .a a I
mnn.lnr.in.nhinl rt tin. ICritialt Armu I
f nothing less would savo tho life of
Meanwhile, poor Sukoy trudged
along, her roluctaut steps quickened
e . .. . .r . ...
tmur nml tlmn hv ii rrpnt n nrmk wltn
tho point of a bayonet if. her woll-
To reach the city before tho foraging
nartv was tho ono thoucht of tho child.
i,. .,., ,.,.,. ...t.rin,. oi.w, t,0
old Chester road that soon broutrht her
w 111 n Ihn !r t uh 1 npa S in urn lin.lt.
... ... .. .. " . . I
ed at tho first outpost by tho guard
and tho occasion of her hot hasto was
demanded. The child replied :
"I must sco the gencrol immediate
"But tho general cannot bo disturb
ed for every tritle. Tell mo your busi.
ms.s, and il important, it will bo re
ported to hini.''
"it is ot great importance, ami i can
not stop to talk to vou. Please lot go
my pony, and tell mo whoro to fiud tho
But my littlo girl, J. cannot let you
pass until vou tell mo whonco you
come and what your business is within
"1 came from Darby, and my busi
ncss is to teu tho general immediately.
No ono elso can tell him what I have
Thu excitement of tho child, togeth
er with her persistence, had its influ
ence upon tbo officer. General Wash
ingtou was in the neighborhood, with
hu ragged regiments, patiently watcu
ing the opportunity to strike another
blow for tho liberty of tho colonies.
1'ho oflicer well knew that valuable in
formation of tho movements of the
rebels frequently reached tho British
commander through families residing
n tho country, and still, m secret.
friendly to tho Crown. Hero might bo
such a gubc, aud this consideration do.
termincd the soldier to send the child
forward to headquatters. So summon
ing an orderly, ho directed nun to es
cort tho girl to tho General
It was late in tho atternoou by this
time, and Cornwallis was at dinner
with a number of British otlicers, when
"a little girl from the country with a
message lor the lienerar was announc
"Lot her come in at once,'' said the
General, and a fow moments later Miss
Anno Rudolph entered tho great tent.
For a moment tile girl hesitated,
overcome perhaps, by tho unexpected
bnllianoy ot tho scene. Alien the
spirit of , her Rudolph ancestors assert
ed itsclt, and to her Uomwailis m lull
dinner costume, surrounded by his bril
liant companions, reyrcsented only the
power that could savo her lavorito from
tbo butcher s knifo.
"Well, my littlo girl, I am General
Cornwallis," said that gentleman kind
ly. "What have you to say to mei
"1 want my cow r
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IllUtil, (.Mull V-IIJU Dlllll.l.MIIWIIQ Ulllfl,
tlt.it. ..ontr. o . ntn l.ttnntta lineal
of uproarious laughter from all the gen
demon around tho tabio. Tho girl's
face reddened, but she hel 1 her ground,
aud her set features aud flashing eyes
convinced tho General that the child
beforo him was ono of no ordinary
A few words of enoouragement,
pleasantly spoken, quickly restored tho
enuani Sty of tho girl. Then, with
ready tact, tho General soon drow from
her a conciso narration of her griev
ance. "Why did not your father at
tend to this for you T ho asked.
"My father is not at homo now. '
"And havo you no brothers for such
an orraud, insteod ot coming yoursell
into a British ramp.
"Both ol my brothers aro away,
But, General Cornwallis," cried sho
impatiently, "whilo you keep mo hero
talking they will kill my oowl"
"so your brothers also ure nwny
from homo. Now, toll me, child,
whero can thoy bo found T
"My oldest brother, Captain John
Kudolph, is with Ueneral Gates."
"And your other brother, whore is
ho t" inquired the Goneral.
"Captain Michael Rudolph U with
Tho girls eyes fairly blazed as she
Bpoko tho name of gallant "Ligljt
Hoise Harry Lee.'' Then she exclaim
ed, "But General, my cow I"
"Ah ha I ono brother with Gates and
ono with Lee, Now," said tho General
Bovercly, "wheio is your father T
IllTn ii, na u.illi flnttarnl Wnalnnntntt
frankly answered tho littlo maiden "but
au n io ..,,, uim mi ii iinntuuvuiii
ho is a prisoner now."
"ao, bo. Father and uroiuors all in
tho Continental Army 1 1 think then you
aro a littlo rebel,
"Yes, sir, if you please I am a littlo
rebel, But I want my cow 1"
"Well, you are a brave, straichtfor
ward littlo girl, and you shall have
your cow and something moro, too.
Then stooping forward, ho detaohod
from his garters a pair of brilliant kneo
buckles, which ho laid in the child's
hands. "Tako those," he Baid, "and
keep them as a souvenir of this inter
viow, and bcliovo that Lord Coinwnllis
can appreciate courago and truth oven
in a young rebel." Thou calling an
orderly, he instmcted him to go with
tho einiii nnu ihiougn mo camp in
search of tho cow, and, when ho should
find the animal, to detail a man to
drive her homo again. So Miss Anno
returned! n triumph with her cow, And
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XXII.NO80
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL til, NO 18
thoso eparkling kneo buckles aro still
trea nrcd by her descendants as a
memonto of Cornwallis and tho Revo
Tho Parachuto Nyer,
A WOSlAN AKltONAUT TOLLS ABOUT THE
FLIGHT Til HOUGH TllK A 111.
To most persons tho ordinary balloon
ascenBion scorns a dangerous enough
experiment, and this feeling is rather
increased than otherwiso when the
spectator stands near by aud sees tho.
air-ship with its passengers sail off to
wards tho clouds.' But a "now and Ben.
satlonal "act," as U is called, now adds
to iho thrilling' nature of ah aerial
flight. This is ''parachuto flying," and
a woman who piactlces the perilous
aot as a business thus talks nbout it
"I suppose a brief story on tho way
I jump would bo interesting to you.
It's all so simplo to mo, though, that I
can't understand why it should ovcite
peoplo as it docs, for 1 have actually
seen women faint away and raon turn
deathly pale alter i hoa cut tno ropos
and started Heavenward, iou Bee, i
always tako a look downward when I
am hi) a fow hundred foot just why,
am Buro I oan't say. And' right hero
l?t mo tell you that I bavo sometimes
airAnA rtiif fpnm till. Cai A nf II ft 11 fti tilt
ClllLlt - 'U uuu jivsut wiu ov w l'
0DC.S 1 ,?now wo S'n? lo
shaded with disappointment snouia i
lal.L al)a,oo smasnea to pieces.
? may ininK ino notion is h i in my
t...;H l.f T ftnt.fi ,f ftir-rrilw Hrnil Uinrn
""""i ' ""' """"J ..-Y- 1
at any rato i Know uiero aro BUUU Vw
pio m tno worm.
"wneroaro we. wi.yw, b
"1 T 100 c?rtn 19 orPPlnS
away beneath our feet you
that is always the sensation. Tho para
l. .. .- 1 : -1. tf rtt. f lnr.cn of
uuuiu wiuuii u io iw"
proper time hangs listlessly'downward,
Tho ropo which holds it to the ballobu
passes tnrougn a sioei ring, jv.aiiurn
knife-blade, worked by a cord, is so
arranged that at the proper time a littlo
crk and wo are tree.
'Xsow comes tno oxciung. moment.
ovon to tho veteran. Abovd you the
balqon, freod of tho weight which gavd
it steadiness, is rocking and reeling.
while tho parachuto is whizzing down
ward. You did not feel that you were.
ascending, but as y.iu shut your eyes
aud draw in your breath in littlo gasps
a long-drawn inspiration would, be
impossible vou are fully aware tha
you are descending that you are going
with such inghttul velocity, too, mat
unless thero comes an end, and that end
Boon, tho end of all things will bo at
baud. Prickly sensations shoot over
your frame and, as you 'jasp for breath
it seems as it a knilo baa been thrust
into your vitals, xour thoughts are
racing along with as great spcod as
your downward momentum ; your
courage, too, commeuccs to leave you
and you aro threatened with a total
collapse death I
Suddenly tho mad rush is checked.
The parachute has 'grasped tho situa
tion,' so to speak. At least it has 'grasp
ed' sufficient air to open it out, and as
it gradually expands the motion boj-
comes steadier, until you are uescena
ing so slowly and gently that you
actually have a sleepy sensation, ivna
after tho thrill, tho shock of tho mo'-
ment before, the feeling is so dreamily
delicious that really you aro in danger
from it unless you braco up ana ngnt
it off. Mother Earth is shoving hej-
smiling but rugged face close at you
again it really appears as it tho earth
camo back to vou, iust as it seemed to
recede aud vou must remoraber that
you ui st bo on tbo lookout for a safe
landing plaoe, and that more agility is
required in this part of tho feat than in
A Eebel Gold Dollar.
IT IS POUND 11V A NEGRO BOV IN A TRASH
PILE ANU IS WOItTH 050.
Jerry Johnson, a negro boy, was
standing on a trash pile, running his
toes through the debris. Ale noticea
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something bright in the pile, and,
whou ho picked it up, louna it to uo a
verv small yellow coin. At first he
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I lUUULUb It, Y ID WllllKl, imi, 3 w ""h
I ,.',. ." " . 11 , .
ureu it. ins miuvu &ensu tuiu iiuu tb
was to heavy for copper, bo ho at once
conjectured that it was mado oi goui.
IT.. !...! LI. XI- WolL.
J4U UUU BUIUU UUBIIIUBB WlltM'UI. 11 '-
er. and whilo in Ins othco showed him
tho piece of money. He asked tho
lawyer bow much ho would give him
for it. Woolfolk's attorney thought
it was a gold dollar, and, as bo was
particularly anxious to get Buuh a 'coin
to wear, on his watch chain, no oitereu
tho boy $1 for it, wuich ho gleefully
Mr. Walker gave tho com a careful
examination, aud became convinced
that ho had paid too much for it. Alo
was in Uolouel AtoJwiuo i omce, anu
took thu coin out and exhibited it to
tho great hnanoier. "What will you
give in? lor ill ' ho askod. "A'U givo
vou $1." was thu loply. "And I'll
givo vou Si 25." interrupted a man
who had come to renew a nolo
"Done,'' exclaimed Mr. Walker.
"Here's your money," was tho quick
answer. Tho buyer left tho ollice with
his coin, and thu lawyer thought hu
had made u good bargain.
Alurrying olt to a man who buys
coins, tho purchaser exhibited the
piece. Alio dealer scrutinized it close
ly and said: 'What will you tako for it!
f. I .1...
uiur a iiitio consideration mu ueuie
said: "Will vou tako 25 for It!
"No, but I'll take $30 for it." "It's
go; Here's your money," aud the
happy man walked out ot thu ollice
Alio com which ligured m tbrso
transactions is a Confederate gold dol
lar. A gentleman said to a roportir
"The worst sold man of thu four was
hu who sold the coin for $30. If
bo truu that it is, us is represented,
genuine Confedcr&to dollar, it is worth
9u5i). I am told that thero aro oul
six of theio coins iu existence Du
Au Important Element
Of tho success of Hood's Sarsaparlll
is tho fact that every purchaser receiv
cs a fair equivalent for his money. Tho
lamuiar headline "luu noses une col
lar," stolen by imitators, is original
with and truo only ol Hood s oarsapa.
nlla. Una can easily be proven by
any ono who desires to test tho matter
For real economy, buy only Hood
Sarsaparilla. Sold by nil druggists.
A half loaf is bolter limn
TIIIJ LONDON "DAILY NEW8M FEARS, TAR-
Tim London Dalit) News contains
the following editorial :
"Tho Mills tariff bill, which has lust
boon passed by tho American houso of
leprcsentativcs by joz votes against
140, clearly removes tho tariff isauo in
tlio United States from tho stago of
rhetoric and abstract platitudes ami
boldly places beforo tho voters tho com-
plntod measure upon which tno ucmo
cratlo party takes issuo In tho campaign.
But It has boen the habit of tho rcpub
lloans lo deride uvcry attempt of tho
lemocralH nt n reform of tne tanu as
freo trado tneasuro. It is thoir way
of giving a dog a bad name. Thoy
have employed most Bpccious pleadings
to convince the workingmeti that tho
presldont, as well as tho majority ot
oon gres, lod by Mr. Mills, bavo at-
tomplcd a reform m tho interest oi tno
British freo traders, and that tho bill
under consideration if passed would
swamp thd industries of tlio United
"Tho president has, howover, em
phatically protested against tho nttcmpt
to brans those who seek 10 correct tno
ovils of tho existing system f the rabid
protectionism as 'Ireo traders and ene
mies of our workingtnen and industrial
enterprises.' Whcthor English free
traders and manufacturers bave reason
to congratulate or oxiioct an increaso
of trado with tho United States from
tho ultimata enactment of tho Mills
bill is. a question of grave doubt.
BCnUTlNlZlNO THE BILL.
"An examination of tho bill seems
to show that", if anything, whilo reduc
ing tho taxation, it is moro a protect
ionist measure tban tno law wnicn it is
intended to supersede Tho present
American tarilf is a war tariff, arid it
was based on tho necessity of taxing
all and every commodity that could
possibly bo taxed. Many of its pro
visions aro duo to tho fact that tho in
land duties had to be compensated by
an equivalent upon import duties,
Theso ioland duties have long been re
moved, while all the equivalent import
duties bavo remained. Thus in point
of fact tho tariff, besido being practic
ally higher now than at its highest bo
fore, is absolutely increased in its pro
tective features by this removal of .the
equivalent inland duties.
THE WOOL TARIFF.
"The bill ,now beforo tho senate con
templates lowering the possiblo oost of
prodiietion by tho removal, whilo leav
ing all duties on manufactures almost
intact, of tho tariff on wool. For in
stance, tho duty is 10 cents per pound
on greasy wool, and on woolen cloth
made of tliis class of wool it is 35
oents per pound and 35 per cent, ad
valorem. It takes from three'to four
pounds of greasy wool to make a pound
of finished cloth, with tho additional
freight and expeuso, due to tho'fact
that almost all tbo colonial wools aro
shipped to tho United States from
London and Liverpool. Tho American
wool manufacturer has to pay from 11
to 1H cents more for his wool tban bis
British competitor. In oloth this
amounts lo as much 'is from 33 to 45
cents moro than tbo linglish cost.
Whatover it costs over and above 35
cents to get wool to tho American
manufacturer has to bo made good by
an ad valorem duty of 35 per cent.
"This frequently is tho case in a
number of oompoting importations of
foreign woolens, and it explains tho
largo imports under tho present Ameri
can tantt ot foreign maae wooien
goods. Now, tho Mills bill gives the
American manufacturer tree wool, ana
either freo or largely reduced chemioals
and dye-stuffs and places a protectivo
duty at 40 per cent ad valorem a dear
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raising oi tno protective, pruvisruu ui
from one-third to one-half its present
rate. Besides this, while in worsteds
the duties were graded according to
alue from 20 cents per pound to 40
cents per pound, tho bill makes the
duties on all woolens and worsteds
qually 10 per cent. In cottons very
light changes aro made and the re
duction in tho linen schedule is also
balanced by freezing raw material
which strango to say, had to pay duties
from 7 to 12J percent, although hard
ly a pound of flax is grown in tho
United atatcs for tho purpose ot manu
facture. The fibres used in manufac
turing aro imported. Tho flax grown
is raised for tbo seeds and not tor nbro.
THE METAL SCHEDULE.
"The metal schedule shows small
changes only except in steel rails.
where tho duty st 517 per ton is ro-
duced to Sll per ton. But even now
under the present tariff the difference
between the prico of steel rails In Liv
erpool and Philadelphia is not moro
than 8 or $9, and this in face of the
fact that the pig iron and spiegloisep
used in a ton ofrails costs tho Ameri
can manufacturer atloast $7 more than
the English rail producers havo to pay.
"Air. behoenhol, American counsel
at Tunstall, has lately made inquiries
into thu cost of production in England
and America. Alio result ot bis in
quiries are now publishing by the de
partment of stato. If any proofs wero
noedeu to convince ttio world ot tno
ability of the American manufacturer
lo take caro of himself, if on an equal
looting bo far as his material is con
cerned, Mr. Schoenhof's carefully col
lected data would supply them.
An Extraordinary Suicide.
Tho suicido in tho Ruo La Gucrro
bears tho marks of a genius. In a
room whose whitlows wero all closed
a headiest body was found upon a
rude guillotine. A note held in ouo
hand ot the dead mm said it was use
less lo attempt to discover his identity,
tor be bad made arrangements which
would prevont tho head from ever
being found. Suro enough tho body
lay headless in a closed room and thu
head could nowhere bo Jound. Abo
mau was buried as ono unknown, and
tho case bado fair to lie dusty in the pig
eon holes of the curator of mysteries.
A few days after this event a peasant
hi a department distant some 200 miles
away was attracted by a peculiar ob.
jtct in tho branches of a tree. Impel
cd by curiosity ho examined moro
closoly aud found a human head at
tached by a cord to a email silken bal
loon, lie reported tho affair to tho
nearest sergeant of gendarmerie, and
mystery number two was given duo
prominence By combination of tbo
mysteries it became clear how tho sui
cido disposed of the head, which,
being restored, served to identify him.
But how the balloon with tho head at
tacned escaped from a closed room
nono have ever been ablo to explain,
Paris Letter Zondon Nexos,
Warm Weatiieu is distressing, do
bilitating. It requbes great exertion
to accomplish one's daily duties. Wo
havo found much relief by using a littlo
of Pond's Extract in a bowl of water.
It is a positive luxury. It revives, in
vigonttft and refrtsheus tho heated
skin mid wonderfully improvts tho
complexion. "Wo caution our readers
against imltat ous. Get genuine Pond'B