"Similia Similibus Curantur."
Our merchant shipping is a subject which is pushing more and more to the front, and it is undoubtedly the most deserving and the most sadly neglected of all our national interests. The story of Cinderella is nothing in comparison with it, but like the forsaken child of fairyland, it is destined some time or other to come into its own. For many years a persistent few have been bending their efforts towards the resuscitation of our ocean shipping, and in the last decade such a momentum of public opinion has been accumulated in its favor that the day can be easily foreseen when the. American flag will again take its, old place upon the high seas. But this will not be until our people are educated to understand the importance of the question, as well as the influences that control it.