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Mckinley Free Trade

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The protectionists cannot avoid showing that they do not believe their own words when they teil us that "the tariff is not a tas." In order to develop the manufacture of beet root sngar in this country the McKinleyites put a provisión iato the tariff law that all machinery for manuf acturing it should be admitted at the custom houses free of duty till Jnly 1, 1892. This was intended to enconrage the new beet root sugar indnstry, bat if the tariff is uot a tax how can this exemption from the duty help the sngar indnstry? The McKinleyites are anxkras to help a young and promising infant industry, and the first food they give it is a large chunk of free trade in their machinery. After doing thi3 these same McKinleyites go up and down the land trying to prove tbs this very free trade wonld nrin the country; that it is advocated only by "those who serve foreign interest8" and are enemiea to their country. Faith. A inelancholy case was brought to light over in Brooklyn the other day when a man was taken to court on the charge of neglecting to provide for his family. He solemnly asseverated that he carried home all the money he earned. Being further questioned, he admitted that his sole ïaeans of livolihood was serving as a juror, and that he only got a chance to prosecnte hia vocation about once a year. This is sometimes scoffed at as the age of the decadence of faith. But think of the faith which this poor man has exercised day after day and year after year! Is it any wonder if he has sometimes doubted whether, after all, trial by jury is the palladium of our lïberties? Certainly he were to be pardoned if qnestionings and suspicions sometimes arose in his mind. Still the calm winga of his faith soared abóve snch petty things, and he faced the future with confidence. As a family provider, though, it is plain that such a person has serious drawbacks. But there's no denying his faith. It might not be able to remove monntains, but it would not hesitate at a fair sized hill.


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