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THE SUN, SUNDAY, MAY 18, 1913.
walking cane 1h to ht cent, less. Im
ported combs will be iiviillulile lit half
the present liirlff and the i-ost to Mrs.
Consumer might to bo reduced by that
amount. Win n flu- wants to buy manu
factured articles of mother of poatl,
plaater nf purls, pupior inarho or hud ,
rubber they will be oftercd at u reduc
tion of 10 per Cent.
'All musical Instruments nnd their
parts, except tiilUlm? machines, me I'1 j
ior cent. less, nnd the latter lire reduced !
J!0 per cent., which might to put ft
phonograph u nearly every horn".
Kven pencils have l heir duty lowered
415 cents a gross.
', Vhcn Mrs. t'oiisnnter goes to buy
the materials for a dross she will Und
that braids nnd gortnijs are loiveicd 10
per cent, while Hi lace slio wants Is
decreased by fiom 1.'. icnts to .".0 wins
a pound In tho duty. Slm run huy u
travelling hag, bell or pockelbooli for
1:0" per cent. If.-.?, hut the propound
tariff won't let her have ltnlt.it int.
precious Hones a cent cheaper, thou'
being considered unnecessary to the
welfare arid happiness of the consum-i-.
Hho can buy her millinery and hair ,
Ornaments and pins for unr -quarter less
than at present, but she will have to
b,ay 1G per cent, i.ioro for powder,
cases, (damp ciimw and vanity cases.
Mrs. CotiHiuner i.in buy crinoline lor
'' cents a fqunro yard li than at
present mid I, an- -tiit.ng and pre."
cloth tor ."i i tr - She can buy g ld
(ihalns and buckles of all sorts for a
quarter lfsy than die pays tn-dav.
feathers won't be any cheaper, but
quilts or down will 1m -.'0 p-r cent. leu. !
While Mr. Consumer may be grilled
to hear that the duly on poller chip.- Is
Incrcnsert fr.itn :t."i Jo .''0 per cent..
It will help some tn get matches
for It eM.l-- .t gin's bo less
Playing cards are lncirned 10 rents
a .pack and in pt r cent., and 'f
they are too expenshe Mr. O'linitner
can buy bound or unbound books for lu
per cent. less. The duty on paper val
ued nt not over .. cent'" a pound Is re.
du'eed 3 per cent.
., "Ilk Articles T.rss. j
1 'lira. Consumer can buy articles nf silk ,
manufactures for 5 per cent. less, and
cords, tassels and ribbons for 1." cents a '
pound less, but tho cloth Itself remains
about tho same under the proposed j
tariff. Mrs. Consumer can Ret Aubuoti, 1
Axmlnster, Moquette or i'henllle car- t
pets for 60 cents a yard and ." per cent, i
of the value less than at preMjnt. nnd
Saxony or Wilton carpets at fit) cents a
ilquaro yard and 10 per cent. l'ss. I
Brussels carpets come 41 cents a '
square yard and "0 per cent, less, and !
Ingrain at -1' cents and 20 per c-nl ,
Iftss. Cotton, woollen or llax carpet are ,
reduced 30 per cent., and rugs of slim- '
lar make the same amount, other im
liorted rues, now taxed nt 10 cents a
MflllAra fnnt and 40 nr rent., will ci mi '
to 60 per cent., but tho duty will be
The whole Consumer family can g. t
their ready made woollen clothing at 41 t
cents a pounn nun ... pt r rem. l ss. iinn
shawlH and knitted articles come In at 1
lhft same nrlrrt. The. ilri.i critiwlu fur'
Mrs. Consumer and Mr children are re
duced accotdlng tn weight from 7 cents i
a square yard and l.'i per cent, to 11
cents a fcquurc yard and 15 per cent
Tho flu.t schedule, which includes
manufactures of hemp nnd Jute, has
been slashed in a way that will de
light Mrs. Cunsumer when slit come '
to buy pood?. t'ndrc.-sHl il,i comes in
nt one-half cent n pound less, and
dressed tlax nt H- cents less. .Into
yarns are from T, to 10 per cent, i.ms,
VhUo threads, twined or cords of hemp
or flax are from . to 10 per cent. less.
Wngle yarns are 10 per cent !.
Mrs. Consumer can lay In her spring
mipply of mattlni; or rtraw cotton or
hemp warp at 1 cent a square yard
less, wlille mats of the ,anie material
urn 10 per cent. less. Carpet or nut
ting of llax and Jute aro lowered from
24 to 27 per cent. Linoleum, either !
plain or .stamped, rimes In with a duty
of from 4 to 2.1 per cent. less.
I'nderrtrnr nt Urduetlon.
Mrs. Consumer can buy underweu-
of every sort for the whole family at ,
about 20 per cent. lews with the s.nne
reduction for p.irtcrs, r'hljtis and m-h
ncessary articles of apparel. Cotton
table cloths come down 2.1 per cm ,
but the most reduction she can cet for
towels, quilts, rheet.s, pillow ease.s and
blankets is 10 per cent. She can Ret
all things made on the Nottingham Urn
curtain macliin for from 10 to l.'i per
Tho members nf the Consumer family
ran get their i'henllle curtains tablo
covers, upholstery Koods and stocking
at a reduction of IS per cent., Mrs. Con
sumer can huy unbleached cotton cloth
for about 10 per cent, less, and bleached
or colored cloth Icfs 5 to 10 per cent.
Cotton thread or yarn comes m an
average of 10 er cent, reduction.
Mrs. Consumer can huv cream of tar
tar for 214 cents a pound ler.s and the
mipply of rorhelle salts for the medi
cine chest onsht to be sold half a
rent a pound less, marking of all kinds I
nhould be snld to her at 10 per cent.
less, and polishing powders per cent,
lower. The new tariff reduce all chem- '
leal and medicinal compounds not con- I
talnlng alcohol 10 per cent.
Essential oils aro from ." to 10 per
rent, less and all flavoring extracts will i
bo offered tn Mrs. Consumer at f0 cent
a pound and i pr cent of their value
leas than at present. Chloroform U low- ,
ered 8 cents a pound, l-'orinnldeliyd,
which ia now taxed nt RS cents a pound,
comes to ono rent a pound, which will
cause u sharp cut In disinfectants.
Gelatine find glue are Ih rents a pound
lower, and refined glycerlno a rent a
A reduction of 10 per cent, will
eend down tho prlro of Ink, while
licorice will be cheaper under a decrease
of m cents a pound. Castor oil is
lowered 23 per cent., and olive oil
nlmost an much, flusters ought to
pell to per cent, less and varnishes and
paints uro reduced la per cent. Mrs.
Consumer can get soap, both perfumed
and unperf timed, nt 10 per rent, less,
and if she wants to use benzouto of soda
when ahe does her fall canning sho will
llnd it reduced 15 per cent. Tho duty
on sponges Is lowered 10 per cent, and
on talcum 5 per cefd.
A Few More Hrilnrtlon.
Mr. Consumer can get the tiles for
his new house nt 2a cents a squnre
foot less, nnd mantles for ono-thlrd
loss than under the present tariff.
Uulldlng cement comes down 10 per
cent, and pumlco stone 2ii per cent.
The duty on fuller's earth Is lowered
ono-hnlf to $5 a ton, and on earthen
Ware 10 to IE per cent. China and
porcelain wares are rrom t, to 10 per
rent. less. Any one who wants glass
bottles can' get them at 10 per cent,
lens. Ornamental bottles ami decanters
aro 15 per cent. les.
In buying glass for his hoiie or
atoro Mr. Consumer can get common
window elan tot three-eighths of a
cent t two cents a pound less, and
Proposed Tariff Reduction
Exactly Shown in Figures
T11K following table, prepared by H V Downing A Co. of 45 Pearl stteet. shows tho reduction in the duty on merchandlsn
of general or household tl-e by tho proposed tariff In such case as II was posslblo to ascertain tho comparisons be
tween tho specillo, ad valorem und compound tariffs now in effect and tho duties proscribed by the bill that is now
befoio tho Senate.
Tho articles are listed as thoy appear on Iho various schedules:
V INCOMES TO SUFFER,
BUSINESS MEN SAY
le.iiu of tartar
Million I II C
1 uioinei ,
I lienileal i oiupo.llid . . . .
Uli", distilled essential, ...
I li.i'loloi in
I ol iiMlili'liydr
I ie. nl ill
1 1 i ii I in
I. H OIK c
nik-iiei, carbonate of .
I il-llll on
II. he ol
Mat. i, lienoato ol
.Sal -ml, i
'I an iiiii
I ',e lb
. ,4le .'"')' (,-al l.'i 3i'i f C.I 1
,1,'ie III i 4"r III ,
I ! lb
lUrltrtiwnrr nnd iln.
. 4e si ft
. ..se si It
. Se lul Ill
..II .iO toil
Htiek, enamelled ...
hath in ie
I in'", iilis'i.ued
'I l.es, in n iiiii'iiied . . .
i eim a:, r.ut,.iii.i
i ei, em-, .11 ulnei
I nilei h e.il I h
I ,ii I lien iale, oi uamellted
( I. in. i anil iiiiiiel.iili '
I .i.i-- IjulUes 4IC.
mi i, window, uliie not
over rac Hi I'.c Ib
ItlH-s, iiiatu c II
disss, piiiislieil plvte lee m ft
tlel.l.u-le, vulau oer It bi
iloeu . ..i0.
ilpeiu glasses, leleioies, .45.
Iilasn toindoMs, stMUieil . .45".
I '.e l tl
UU M ft
Article of Meichandlse
Cotton (.Moves Ml .
I ottmi iiiiderwear fi')".
Colluil iiIiImiIis, tnties, bind-
lllU", bell lllKs iWn
t'oiioii table ilalimsU in".
( otioti Hotels, luitli mats,
quills, hlallkets, slieelh. ,.X"t
Uii.iIhw I'll 1 1 mil-, pillow
Clot n, all aiTleles not pin-
Mileil lor 4"
I'lai, uiiille-si'd Ic lb
iesi'il :ie Mi
I'lax, mtv or K.'ii ton
.lllle ill lis '.'H
I otilane ",c lb
I mcaii", il.ii or beinp :w
S at us, single '--I.
Mutt nig-, nliuu, coltoti,
tu inp s'iC sq yd
Mais and rui.'s ..'."
llll'I'ls, M WIMlblll tlble .''I'".
I l.l k l,lii's . -t""o
laci I t uuti' '.Vo
Corn .11 pel 'Il"
I Hull), ti 4s"i
Mull con.its anil cutis 10".
I lav nlil'iin-, IniidliiiiM, ,u. im .
.Hue lill'in-, siiimid vii ins
I lax Ijliin s . . mi".
.tin. iias ... at .
Iliilidheii liiels, not lielillucil Dn.
Iieni-iiii m il
Articles of Metal.
( olst i tl.u.ps, dress steels... .40
W lies, ieie(ilione 4e.
x iim uipe 4ii".
1 en flutes, pocket Limes,
ulue not oxel tueilu.en 4a.
i.iu.e not oxer Ijilo.en. . tOeeacli .t
( utlery. table ...''; do.
Ixilenen utensils 40".
.Needle- tl per l.ooo
I inbrella ribs iO.
Hooks ami t es t ' jO lb .t
Troiiser buckles pel n
Pca. steel t'.'c mvv
XX.ili'Ii inoxenienlH. ? iexteU Tue eat.li
..iteii iiio.einents. It jewei-jt eaih
;ie inn Ib
IC SI ft
tVmil anil nollrn.
.,?1-Je II) A i0
Won en lubiics.
N ool, tombed
Ixnlt fabrics :i:u: ii.Af.fi-i :i;.
Hl.iiii.et.- i'.'e I b,x ;(),, v,'i,-o
l laiu.el-. ,.....'.' in.x.iur. iO".
xx omen's, iliildren's dtess
ituoiis, iohI liiiiUtin 7on yd A 35
Clothing, ready mada 4 ic 11)00 Si
impels, Aiininsier, Aubus
hiiil. MoiiiiHtte. ChenlUA
auu like AOosq yd
L'jirtipts. UruasaU. Haionv.
xxutoii 4o sq yd
.t 40 ;.
Velvet 40o hi) yd
Carpets, wool or cotton 50.
- . .
tl hi do..
atell ( .et'i.
I luck inuxenieiu.s.
Miliars . Sj-lOOc lb
Moi.i -., oxer JO. c itsl
.Mal'ie simar, s mp le iu
a tie, , Hue in er I4 ea i''
linl-e mi, I mules, value le-
tii.m .ii J:ia
Xi.uual-, oilier live i"i".
ha ne hoc ha
.M.i i. u run I, xennaelli t'jc Ib
iiai- 10c km
I, lie io Ib
Wheal Vie Im
I Xll 1 1 I- and slllislllUle-. . Me Ib
hee-e and suijsuuiles.. . uc Ib
I .'! ti- ... 4.',e till
ewi allies, packed or pre-
I'll kl. s 40
I liter '"' l.'al
luy i ion
lloliev vac khI
II in inn
ft. 14 do?.
tt tier l.noo
le per n3
4c vi o-
fas- eat li
Silks, thro n 14-40 16
IliiJiilkeiciiiers So;. 40
liiiiliun- nu,'. Im".
Woxen l.itini'H ,'ik 15
Ml lual.i.tautUli'S '.' 4i,
:'4.'o A ti
33o A 10
i'ic lb .V Ci.
iiu lb ic bU
70 & 16
440 k. UK
M0 h 6 M
440 k 18
400 k 10
MindrT Article of Jlnlljr I'se.
Hooks, bound or unbound.. 39
III -ill- u".
Hut ton-, horn, pearl or shell. 41
I l,i. , lui-eed
Mraxx . .
I isii, in tin packages .
ppie-, peaclie'), piunin,
I'lieme- . .ilc bil
Heine. to lt
I lalihernes. '.'!
-Heeiiaeais u in A :ii '.'o
I in- 'J'.olb
I 'run. :l Hi
11,11-111- i'iU lb
nine- iic sal
Lemon-, oranges I ': Ih
Piueippien Se cil tt
Alui'iml- le lb
Kntieii-, walnuts : in
I cmots ',' Hi
Meat, extract nf .'lie lb
poultn , live :c Ib
I lead .... in Ib
Chocolate, cocoa, xalue les-
iluin lit. Ib. . . S'-o Ib
Value ov rr .lie II la
Si inch I'jclb
Mai e., ground 3c lb
ak'e Ic Ib
.Mil-laid toe lb
iiiernr 7iO ital
Cottons nnd I.lnrm unit
Cotton thread, corded yarn..n
'Ihread aud yam, colored or
dyed . :o.
Thread, -pol. .'.'0
Cotton clot li, unbleached, . l(J.'.'i
Cotton cloth, bleailied . . .10
lotion, chenille, curtains,
table coveis 10
Clothing, lotion . . in".
Ilandkei chiefs, niiiffis, 41
71-liK Ib l-.1i'
.It Ib Ic lb
l i 17'.
Jll fa til
tic bu lie
Ic III V'
mo im ic Im
n lb ;c
I0e till l..e
.le II) lie
;n; Ih .a-
.'ie bu '.-oe
L'e tial 3
.' ton '-
ton ital l"e
.""( Il Vim-
'.-no hil Ac
se III -jr. Ib
me ton t
So ut '.c
; '.'o. i em a ti
Se Ib ,c
bC - 1 ft -'
;-C Ih -je
lie 111 -.no
ic lb :
:c Ib ,le
! Id Vc
e Ih ie
4c buI :i',e
VKrtiilile I' Hire a,
11 , 1
I OU, It lllll ions. . ,
II111-. uoiitiels, hooil-),
men, oini'ii, cliilUien,
. ..ti'.' f-r bis
. . to mi yd
ifa.s. tiasuei-, lielts, satlll-
els, tarn cases, pocket
hooks. ,v c. . . Anfe
Wnnieii s, ciiildreirs gloves.. It. .'1 ti. n ti iU pr ;'j
no .-ei yd
Aniner. lualnilaclines .'6
iiniia iiiiiiiet, umtu lercha..;ij
I aim lent .
W ualeiioue, uuills.. . .
1 011111-. . . . .
Mil-ual lll-l t Ullieiita.,
...4iu tr A
The Smt KP4e I.Ut.
Tho following articles, now dutiable, are on the free list
tuiiler ttio proposed aciit'itule.
Article of Merrhandl.se,
I'll I loth
Illil, l i
IIII IMll I.OIU
liucnw lieat Hour
1 o il. bit uiuitioii-
Ha -iniu ti tun
Lain ,t- Ib
.41-10C so. yd fien
.'J0e Mq yil tree
.') t reo
. .j.i ion
Iliu oils, hiiitis
Iron or steel nails
spike- , .
I! e Hour
XX ii.-al Hour
W ire, Inn lied
I.ok-, hiixxn or sawed ,,
s med boards
....loo mx pr
. .. . '.'Oi.' bu
1 c 1 00 1 lis
V 011 ft
1 ,000 ft
I .on.) ft
. . .10c pr
I I pe
1 1 ee
f 1 ee
plalo Klass at 4 cents a squaru fool
less. Opera Klasscs und stained glass
windows conio doxxn 1." per cent., mir
rors li) per cent., and electric. Unlit bulbs
30 per rent. The slato for Mr. Con
sumer's building Is 10 per cent. less.
When the duty iu steel xvtre xvus cut It
tent Mrs. Consumer'n corset steels,
cl.ispa and diess bteel down -.1 per
cent, lilcyrles aro 'JO per cent, less,
but motoi cycles only ft per cent, re
duced. Penknives worth 11 a dozen
aro reduced b cents each una per
Mrs. Consumer can Ket her table
uttenslls for ! per cent, less, nnd
needles for $1 a thousand less. Ifoolis
und eye.- aro down 4 Vs cents a pound, 1
and tmuscrs and wulstcoat buclilcs r. '
rents ,1 hundred, 1-110 decrease of I !
cents a uroas on pens Isn't much, but
It will help some. Watch cases and 1
parts and clock movements aro de-
creased 10 per cent. The window- blinds 1
for the Consumer resldenco are IB'
per cent, less, and cabinet furniture 20
per cent, lower.
Thn big decrease In the price of sutrar
won't come until ItUo, tho proposed
tarllf reduces suwir one-fifth nf a rent
11 pound immediately. Molasses ioes
dnxvn B per cent, and maple stiR-ar a
cent a pound.
Better than the imported
At half the price
Free from Capsicum
New Tnriff Won't, Solve ftiprli
Cost of Livinp
SOME ABE OPTIMTSTIT
Mnniifnctures Toll "Tlic Sun"
Cheap Foreipn Lnhor
Many American manufacturers, re
1 plylnc to a request from The SfN for
their views of tho probable effect of
llm propose,) tariff on the cost of llv-
) Ini;, me almost a unit In bellcvlns that
1 the income of the consumer will bo re
! dured as much as tho cost of Hx-inR,
le.ii ItiK the problem unsolved.
The Val . Toxvno Manufacturing
tVnipany, the only concern to take a
hopeful view of the proposed tariff in
spile of a 41 per cent, reduction on its
products, would havo preferred a tariff
cut by Instalments, but is "not alarmed"
and is "ready to tjlvo the new rates a
Other manufacturers say that the
proposed tariff Is the result of lncor
r.it Information and no Information in
all, that tho transfer of wool to the
treo Hot will lu-lntf cheaper mutton for 1
a time, but nuke sheep scarce and mut
ton hlfihcr eventually, and that suffer
I1.1; xx Hi be caused In various lines dur
ing the readjustment made necessary
by tnc nexv tariff. 1
A Dayton, Ohio, concern believes the !
Industrial starnatton" that will com
will be "paramount to tho Hood dlias-
L. P. Hollander & Co.
BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 10
GENUINE BARGAINS IN
GOWNS, DRESSES, COATS, SUITS,
HATS, LINGERIE, WAISTS,
INFANTS' WEAR and NOVELTIES
Sale goods will not be sent on approval,
nor will they be exchanged.
FIFTH AVE. at 46th St.
i :,ii lb
To loo Ib
i .'' ea
""c pr t.ooo
:nc pr t.ooo
Shoe manufacturers cay that three
workmen can be hired In England for ,
tho pay of one here, and that the Amer-
lean laboring man must bear the loss
flint will follow tho Introduction of for
eign ihoes In tho American market,
Tno manufacturers eay that American
machinery and business methods are be
ltiB used extensively nbroad and that
tho manufacturers there am Just wak
Inn tip to the possibilities of an export
trade to this country. Here aro some
Enterprise tfanafactarlaa- Cm.
James P. Verdery, president of the
1'nterprlso Manufacturing: Company of
Aurrusta, On., makers of sheetings and
Our builness may be slightly disturbed
by the passage of tho proposed tariff hill,
but nfter.adjustment to the new condition
of things, me look for a lonK period of
profltablo business. The effect of the
bill will tia to lower the cost of living
to some appreciable extent.
Laclede-Chrlatr Clar Product.
The Laclede-Christy Clay Products
Company of St. Louts sent the follow
Int:: The new tariff schedules will have no
Immedt&t effect on our business, Inas
much as wo bellevo that It will reduce th'
cost of MrlnB materially and In conse
quence lnorMin the general prosperity. It
will benritt our business.
America flaa-ar nelnlnrx Oo.
Cdwln F. Atkins, vice-president
mi 63'' Stmt "
Imported Models, former,y 200 to 350 now $9 5 up
Dancing Frocks, t.o. 25
Summer Dresses, 35to 85-" 10
Coats, J5'no 10
Suits, . " 65t'" 12
Blouses, ' - ts to 60. - 4
the American Sugar Refining Company, .
The American Sugar ReflnlnR Company i
niches to b ni-onUd In faioi- of it re- ,
duccd tariff upon sugar, ll is our belief 1
that a moderate reduction which Is not ,
to creat as P ciulanifr tho Jotnestlc and i
Insular Industries or to reduce such
sources of nipply, would accrue to the '
benefit of the consumer, and would nelthet
llicrejfo fotelmi values on law material,,
nor lnctedto the rttlntt's nmrKln of prortt
We ut-ise the retention of the smalt dif- I
ferentlal duty as u protection upon re-1
Pned UKar, If protection Is to be accorded
to any Industry, and tho continuance of
the present i-oliir standard as the most '
practicable distinction between raw and
refined suarar for I'ustom House classifi
cation. Tim present differential or protection of
"tj cents jwr hundnil pounds In hut
seventy-five ona thousandths of n cent ji.-r
pound upon pi.imilatoil sugar, and chould
Im rttatmd. If not 'in-reas'eil In order to
coer the w.ite tesultltiK from the pro
cess of letlnlna, as u.'ll us the hlgh-r cost
of lalwr Kti'l materials In this country.
We an; opp.i.si'd to the abolition of all
duty upon sugar for the following reason':
It would c-UFu tin- tel initiation of th
Cuban reciiuoclty trtaty under the provi
sions of which .1 preferential rate of "0 ' . . "
per lent. Is accorded tO Cuban sugars, and , , pr0I1Prt
Cuba gives preferential rates uihui goods ajro1,
Importers Makers Designers
EXTRAORDINARY REDUCTION SALE
A 50 SAVING
Gowns, Blouses, Waists, Millinery
J00 Chic Blouses and Waists of
Lingerie, Chartneuse, Chiffon, etc. n pa nt
Values S5 to $35 Now a.dV-pU
150 Artistic Gowns of
Lingerie. Linens, Silks. Crepes, etc. e
Values S10 to 5200 Now ipO-piO
All this season's latest novelty models
2441 Broadway, at 90th Street.
here over such cost
coming from th
In 40 p.-r cent
Tree i-ugur would
United States of 20
. U tTl.A,4 1
1 Tee M1K.II WUtl .'Jirn ill.- tui.-ii
States tnarkits to the Importation of re-'
Osrnr W. L'nderwoocl i dawes sees takiff peril.
Arbucklo Hros., coffeo and sugar Im-
rnlnt tn a l.pninn In lllatrtry
t'litc.iuo, .May 17, Charles O. Dawes.
i'x-Cumptrnllur of the Currency, hud
this to suy to-day of tarllf legislation
now before Congress:
"llepljine to your letter or Mayi.', ir tills
lioiertimetit decides in favor ol Iree trade,
many ol the Ijiger .tnierb-an iiiunill'ai--turers
are ready ti ronipeto llli thu hl.ill
and nt .Miiiliig ttenius of all the Morld, but
the (.i eminent that bids Its mainline -turets
meet sm h a challenge should not
in the next hrenth by operation of;l.iv
deHroj tho etlliieney nnd economic) po
lenil ility ol those who are willing to incept
thai i Imllenge,
"I'attli iilaily Is this to be avoided us
Europe Is seeking to i rente and build up
the ers- units ol production that America
is seeking to destroy,
"If the-e two policies persist -American
dlslntemittiou and i'.uropean lonsolldatlon
the n orld may then read the lute of Amur
b an exiiortsand later the latr of itsilutueMio
trailo In the iiuprening history of the Ameri
can luieicn nierchaiit murine. 'I hut
biislnrsn U now enlliely in strango hands,
l.lloi our liiiiiiufnctures it onie helped to
em it'll this nation and wus our boast and
pride It has been driven from tho seas
as rompletely as though it never had e lt-t-ern
e thtmigh unwise American legislation.
"Thn resulting loss to tho country Is
liiinieiiHiii.ihli) to-day, Thn remnant oi
that merchant marine Is reduced to tho
pitiable, plight of begging a Government
sulinidy to onset currying an American
Mag To-morrow enmsoulated Amer ban
inanul'ni Hirers may be reduced to the
iieiosniiy of begging a bounty on exported
"We cannot destroy a thing and hold It
too, Wo cannot cripple It and expect tn
nln the rare, This Is not a question of
politics; it Is purely one of business and tha
"If it lu to be settled to the advantage
of America it must ba dona by men "tho
have courage to declare that an unwise,
uneconomic, popular idea is a bad ideu.
No defence ot monopoly of manufacture
Is here Intended, nor Is the destruction of
competitive conditions approved. No ap
proval ol wrongful practices is here Nought
nor is any ri-ipeuy suggcsieii,
porters, hud this to say:
The new tariff will not affect coffee, It
hailng been on tho free list for some
time. Iu the case of BUgar the cost will
bo reduced to the consumer, which will
bring about an Increafe In consumption
us iiell as an Increase In the Importation
of tho raw product.
Suitor will continue to be grown In
those parts of the United States where
the climate and soil are adapted tn the
plant's economical growth, while in other
the' Parts, where the Industry Is now of the
nntnouse variety, mo nminess win ne
fined b.et sugar from llurope upon exactly
the cam" terms as raw suffar In com
petition with domestic reflntd, and we
should expect to see, as formerly, largo
luipnitx of this class of granulated sugar
from Hoi many nnd Austria.
In our opinion, the first ffect of free
stisars, while presnnt production Is main
tained. Mould bo to dtop prices here to, or
about, pieceut bond values. So low a
nrlce would destroy tho Lsiulslana Indus
try, also the beet sugar Industry in many
Ini-alttlcH ami nut t cularly east or
i ..i...i in...,. hi..i, li nut iirnteeti'd nomouse vnriei. I
I... '.. ").,,. r,.iir.,'nH n.l nualnst sucRrs l eliminated. This Is as It should be.
enrntne from thn Atlantic nnd Oulf ports;
It would carry the prlro of l'orto Itlcsn
and I'hiHpplne Island sugars far below
their cost of production, and makn
Hawaiian production unprofitable. Thus
our present sourcea of supply would bo
largely curtailed, for under normal crop
conditions thefe domestlo and Insular
pouiees of production are now furnishing
upwind of 1.800,000 tons, or halt our sup
ply. Once this production was so reduced,
foreign prices would udvnnce until they
reached u point where domestic producers
could again enter the Held; how long a
time this would require Is problematical ;
meanwhile, disaster would bo widespread
and ronsumets would get but n temporary
United Ntatea Hnbber C.
Col. Hamuel 1. Colt, president of the
United States Ilublier Company, said:
The proposod reduction lu tha hard ruh
ber schedule from 3.1 par cent, to 55 per
cunt, ad valorem leaves sufficient protec
tion, but tho proposed reduction from 35
per cent, to 10 per cent, ad valorem In
tho soft rubber schedule, which Includes
automobile tires, Is Insufficient protection
and should be modified to conform to
the hnrd rubber schodulo.
Thoro aro forty manufacturers of auto,
mobile and vehicle tires in the country
nnd the sharpest competition prevails be
tween them. Prices have been reduced
over 40 per cent, since 1010 und at the
same time labor has been advanced more
than half of that amount. With existing
lower prices for crude ruhber labor phiya
a mora Important part In the production
of tires than formerly and 10 per cent,
duty Is not sufficient to overcome tho
difference in wages In this country and
foreign countries, especially when taken
In connection with the higher cost of con
struction and maintenance of maniftocj.
We favor freo sugar and regret that it
has been taken off the proposed free list.
A 15 per cent, reduction is not big enough
and three years is too long to wait for the
article to become non-dutiable.
rrom llnmmoni! Typewriter Oo.
This Is tho response of Nell D. Becker,
president of tho Hammond Typewriter
Company, New York:
The business of manufacturing type
writers Is likely to suffer severely if the
proposed tariff bill becomes a law, The
bill retains n tariff upon many of the ma-
'turlaU out of which wo make typewriters,
hut takes tho tarifT off the completed arti
cle. This arrangement Is so unjust that I
think It must b tho result of an over
sight. The Oermans are able to buy their
material cheaper than we, and their labor
costs them much less, so that If the bill
goes through' they will bo able to deliver
typew-rltna In America cheaper than we
can furnish them. The effect will doubt
leas bo a reduction In wages of employees
engaged tn the manufacturing of type
writers. Our European reprosentalve re
port to us that tho aerman manufacturers
are Jubllunt over the prospect and are
freely predicting that they will compel
many American typewriter companies to
closo their factories.
As to the effect of the new bill upon the
cost of living generally I am of the
opinion that tho coit df living to th
people as a whole may bo somewhat de
creased, although considerable suffering
will ba caused lu certain lines because of
tha necessary readjustments, '
Lackawanna Strel Compaar.
VI. A. 8. Clarke writes as follows for
tha Lackawanna Steel Company, New
York, of which ho Is president:
The new schedule of the tariff will not.
(KSTAI1US1IED 1837 )
R. Simpson & Co.
143 West 42d St., near Broadway
Broadway, corner 67th St.
Loans to Any Amount on
Pledge of Personal Property
We haie a litge ttsoruntut of. Wruood
ll'nn". Dlnmnnd l'ln. 4c, at prices which
will mtlsfy cnrerul purehr. - '
; i i ii
60c. AMERICAN FLAG
Worth S1.7R, 5 feet by S.foet, fat
colore, now on nolo nt Mason's for 00c.
until Decoration Day.
Ko mail or phone orders tilled, Only
one to a customer.
HI1CAM9C W rrtle Are., Cor. Bridge tM ,
BROOKLYN. N. T,
Boats from . 99th St. Direct.
FREE FIREWORKS THURSDAYS
Queensboro Bridge Trolley Direct
in my judgment, have any immediate
effect on the prosperity of thla -company'
business, but with a roduoed de
mand for steel In Europe foreign manu
facturers may be tempted to dump some of
their surplus In this country, The effect
of this will depend upon the flemitnd for
steel In this country, und the Paclfla ooat
trade would probably ba tho llrst to be
uffooted. . .
1 doubt whether the tariff, bill., as a
whole, will havo any spoclal Influence
upon tho cost of living In the Ijnlted
states, In my Judgmont tho high cost
of living In this country Is due to the low
production of food stuffs per acre, a waste
ful system of dlsttlbutlon from tho .pro
ducer to th'i ultimata ronsumer ail)1
general condition of extravogancn and
luxury In tho mode of llvlnu i other thii
to tho Influence of tho tariff.
Wholesale Druggist' View.
This from Donald McKesson, for Mi
Kesson & IiobblnB, New York, whole-
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