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HOW THE TARIFF
WORKS IN CANADA
Special Correspondence of Tie Journal.
Montreal, Nov. 8.The great politi
cal question in every protectionist
country is the tariff. It will.not down
it is always a more or less live ques
tion. Just now in Canada it is a little
more live than* usual. There is a tariff
commission and this week it is sitting
in Montreal, the commercial metropo-,
Ever sinc'eSi John Mac donald framed
the national policy which secured for
his party an uninterrupted lease of
power for eighteen years, the tariff has
Testimony Adduced at the Meeting of the
Dominion Tariff Commission at Montreal
Does Not Seem to Indicate that Demand
for Increased Protection Is Warranted.
$ W. S. FIELDING,
$ Minister of Finanoe and Chairman of $
fe Dominion Tariff Commission. "2
been the issue in.' dominion politics.
AVhenever the conservative party spoke
of tariff amendment, the liberals with
the cold sarcasm fostered by eighteen
years in opposition called it derisively
but alliteratively "tariff tinkering."
The liberals climbed into power with
Sir Wilfrid Laurier at their head and
immediately adopted as their policy
that of their predecessors, with micro
scopic modifications, and it is years
since we have heard anything about
tariff for revenue only.
OR the other hand, the manufactur
ers will never admit that they are ade
quately protected, but are constantly
clamoring for more duties against those
goods which come directly into com-,
petition with their products^'.: _.
Liberal Policy Not New.
The plan of the'. Iiaiirter^v^rnmajort
is, wlien the clamo?"becomes Unusually.
-deafening, to start on itsT travels the
tariff commission, which consists-, of
those members of the goyefhmehi whose
departments are most ihtiStiateJ^. con
cerned with the revetoue of the coun
try. W. S. Fielding is,the chairman as
minister of finance, and his lieutenant
is William Peterson, minister of trade
aud commerce. The former is a genius
in his mastery of figures and a states-
ruaW of great experience, having been
premier of the province of Nova Scotia
for ten years before being called to the
dominion cabinet the latter is himself
Minister of Trade and Commerce and
i: Member Dominion Tariff Commission.
a manufacturer who has amassed a for
tune with soda biscuits and is a clear
headed business man.
The commission has already this sea
son visited the Pacific coast and the
prairie provinces, holding its sessions
during harvest time, when, as the op
position papers pointed out, it was im
possible for the farmersthe free
tradersto appear before them to de
mand a reduction of the tariff wall be
tween them and the great republic to
Free Traders Not Demonstrative.
.It was extraordinary how little de
mandpractically nonethere was for
free trade. Yet there is in' Canada a
very strong free trade sentiment. But
the free traders either don't care or
lack confidence in the outcome of lay-
ing their views before the honorable
Here there wag no demand for reduc
tion of the tariff on any article. Sev
eral witnesses asked that the tariff oH'
certain articles be left alone, as those
interested were quite satisfied with
the protection afforded. But the great
majority of those appearing before the
Higher 1 highe higher!" Hershouted is an
instance: H. B. Grainer, representing
the Dominion Cartridge company, lim
ited, declared that under the present
ad valorem rate of 30 per cent which
the British preference reduced to 20
per cent, English houses were secur
ing from 75 to 90 per cent of the or
ders for paper shot shells. He asked
for a specific duty, as shells and powder
were sold at a considerably higher
price in England than in Canada. In*
England they had a wealthy sporting
class who were willing to pay fancy
prices for articles with fancy names!
He declared that most of the shells sent
out to Canada were remnattfcs of con
tracts, of which the manufacturers had
to dispose, at all costs.
Mr. Fielding pointed out that Mr.
Grainer was asking for a duty of $6 on
9 article and pointedly remarked:
There is nothing: that
equals this happy
blendinsr of the best
and brightest North
western grown barley,
fine hops and pure, nat
ural ppring water.
Prescribed by all phy
sicians and sold by all
Sent to any address in
Minneapolis that men
tions The Journal.
Write today. Address
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O. O. BALLANTYNE,
$ President Canadian Manufacturers' As
Bociation, Toronto. S
"That is rather stiff. We must draw
the line somewhere. vThere
High grade, box seat,
polish finish oak Din
ing Chair good size
cane seat and worth
every cent of $3.50
Special for Monday
Made of oak, the Imperial finish wood
seat a great, strong, durable* chair,
and worth much more than d* 1 f\f\
we ask Monday-only l/C/
Solid oak square Dining Table six
feet long has fluted legs, and is well
worth $10 special for tfVC SZf\
Monday, only .*pOOU
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^^i^j^g^jfa^., nMffi^iiWt^Siiti^!-"^ -~y rH-
things so expensive to produce in Can
ada that they should not be produced
here at all."
The manager of the Acme Can works,
hearing that there was a demand for
duty on tin plates, protested on the
ground that 75 per cent of the tin plates
imported were used for canning pur
The representative of a galvanized
iron roonn'g company asked that the
duty on raw material be not interfered
with. He said: A 25 per cent duty
on our goods is very nice against a
flooded market, but we make ^oods
which hold their own against any the
world and we don't base our success on
a protective tariff.''
The Montreal Steel works demanded
Made of maple, well finished, size
of top 24x32 on sale for three
hours only.. One to a" customer.
Polished wood or cobbler seat fin
ished in either golden oak or mahog
any good value at $7 while d
they last Monday, only $ 4
A lady on Bloomington avenue told
you Saturday that she heated three
good-sized rooms with two tons of coal
last winter. All Stewart Heaters are
warranted to do as well.
Special easy terms of payment.
j"V* i -i.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, -SUNDAY. MORNING, NOVEMBER 12, 1905/
increased protection onr, frogs and
switches and" intersection work from
25 to 35 per eent,
The Dominion wira Manufacturing
company dexnftndfttjt' protection on gal
vanized wire 'arid* barbed wire. Lasfr
year's import^ were quoted as: Gal
vanized wine,* 16yj302 tons, valued at
$658,123 banted "W4re, 20,579 tons, val
ued at $892,30V. Hjnety-three per cent
of this came from the United States.
They asked specific duty of 50 cents
per 100 pounds, which they argued
would antoually ke$o $800,000 worth of
labor and supplies .in Canada and the
Canadian steel mills would have addi
tional market foT 40,00~0 tons of rods,
equal to over $1,000,000 in value.
C. C. Ballantyne^ president of the
Canadian Manufacturers' association,
appeared before the commission, with
the statement' that various branches
were preparing demands which would
be submitted at Toronto -later in the
While some attacked the British pref
erence, Arch McGotin, K. C, asked that
if any change were made the prefer
ence be increased instead of decreased,
urging that the proportion-of manu
facturers in Canada who had anything
to fear from British competition was
Several high-class tailors asked that
cloth from England be admitted free,
and, on the other hand., the manufac
turers asked that $he duty on woolens
The tobacconists asked that the sale
of raw leaf tobacco by farmers, which
is quite an industry in this province, be
So far, broadly speaking, the tariff
commission's investigation shows that
no branch of trade has any grievance,
but if there is to be a revision* of the
tariff each branch wants to share in the
The customs' receipts for Canada for
the four months ending Oct. 31 were
$15,160,198, an increase of $737,813
over the corresponding period of the
previous year^ This indicates how
Canada's trade is growing.
$-, O. Gordonsmith.
BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL
MAINTAIN SPECIAL OFFICER.
Innovations Suggested by Frequent
Cases in Which Children Have Been
Forced to Provide a Living for Indo
lent ParentsSchool Principals Not
the Ones to Do the Work.
Thoro investigation of the reasons
behind applications for permits exempt
ing, children under 16 years of age from
compulsory school attendance in' order
that they may work, is to be made by a
special officer of the Minneapolis board
Frequent cases in which children have
been deprived of educational advan
tages and forced to provide a living for
the family in order that inhuman! par
ents may bask in luxurious idleness sug"
gested the innovation. The school
board committee on teachers, janitors
and salaries now has the matter iw hand
and is expected soon to appoint a spe
cial truant officer whose duty it shall'
to investigate all applications for per
Heretofore this work has been in the
hands of the principals of the various
schools. They found little time to
conduct investigations, and it was seen
that in many cases they unavoidably
alienated pupils. When an applica
tion was made for a permit a principal
would go to the home to see if the
child's assistance was really needed.
The children would always learn of" the
probe and thereafter, if "kept in school,
would feel coldly toward the principal.
He has been to my home and knows
my folks are up against it," is the
Tour choice of three colors made in
full and three-quarter sizes. This
bed is a high-grade bed and well worth
$10.75. Special while d rfk
they last, only............ *pUOU
Special Stewart Steel Ranges
BouteIVs Good Furniture
A .fine selected quartered white oak
Round Extension Table, polish finish:
8 feet long, 48-inch top worth $10.00
more than we ask. Sale
price Monday only. r?..:....$25
In order to have your turkey well
roasted we will sell you any Steel
Bange on our floors, between now and
Thanksgiving, at $4.00 down and $1.00
COMPLETE HoTyf^THOTEl- fe CLUB FURNISHERS
thought that officials say almost inevit
ably rises ih the mind of the sensitive
child, when the principal who has in
vestigated his case comes into his sight.
It limits the chance of the child, it is
declared, and he never forgets the visi
tation of the teacher as long as he is in
the presence of the investigator.
Superintendent Charles M. JordiSh'
saw-the danger in this lax system of in
vestigation and set about immediately
to improve it. He labored for years
and finally recommended the employ
ment of an officer to do the work. The
board adopted the suggestion and aW of
ficer will soon be on duty.
The Associated Charities, with its
abundance of data, will lend its assist
ance to the officer and tho there will be
no official connection between the or-put
anizations, the work of the school
will be augmented by the Char
ities society. The latter has the names
and conditions of some two thousand
families who are subjects of charity,
and also a great amount of informa
tion concerning persons who have asked
permits in the past. It investigated
over two hundred and fifty cases dur
ing the year ending Sept. 1 last.
A Case in Point.
Oriental Rug Dept.
25 Kashmirs, with rich dark reds and
blues, $28 $30 $33 $35.
A lot of 95 pieces, such as Daghestans,
Antiques, Kazaks, Carabaghs, Shir
vans, Moussouls and Beloochistans,
t4.50 $6.50 $10 $12 $14 $16
1 8 and $20.
20 Antique Kurdistans, Trans, Mous
souls and Feraghans, $18.50 $20
$25 $30 and $35.
A large lot of Anatolian Mats and
Saddle Bags, most of them antiques,
$1.75 $2 $2.25 $3 $5 $6.50
6 carpet size Beloochistans, $35
$39 $45 $55 and $58.
15 Kilims, small nice pieces for table
covers, $4.50 $ 5 $7.50 $ 8 and
$10. People who are tired of buying dam
aged Orientals are invited to see our
Speaking of the benefits that will
result from this systematic and
haustive examination of all cases, Man
ager E. D. Solenberger of the Asso
ciated Charities, said yesterday:
We had a case only a few days ago
that illustrates the fact that indolent
parents will deprive their children of
educations in order that thev may re
tire. An aged man applied for aid.vegetable
He told a pitiful'story of the refusal of
his sons, who he said had good positions,
to lend him financial aid. He gave the
addresses of his boys. I wrote to them
and learned that in their boyhood they
had been forced to support the family
while their father toiled, not, and they
did not see how he could justly censure
them for not supporting him in his old
age when he had made no effort to pro
vide for his future. The father admit
ted the truth of the charge of his sons
and also agreed that their contention
was just. He had spent the money they
earned for liquor. They had worked
OUR MANY GREAT
Carpet and Rug
5g Misfltr Yelvet and Tapestry Brus
sels Bugs, all carpet sizes, at $12.75
$15 $16 $18 and $20.
65 Granite Rugs, size 9x12,
Sale price. $4
40 Ardahan Bugs, size d 0*7 SZf\
.9x12, sale price .*p*Ji *J\J
25 rolls of extra heavy all wool super
fine Ingrain Carpet, 7 EZf*
per yard cJw
sT.'iX 'HZ. &X&!
faithfully for years, only leaving him
upon reaching their majority.
"We have encountered numerous
cases that presage a finish similar to 0
that of this old man," continued Mr. &
Solenberger. "Tho in many cases only,
the withdrawal of a child from school
and putting him to work will save the*
family from dependency upon charity,
there are innumerable cases where in
dolence of parents work a permanent
injustice to their children. There are
also cases of children who are back
ward mentally, or incorrigible, and who
have almost reached the age of 16. and
whose continuance in school would do
them no good. There are other cases,
just and unjust, and it is to distinguish
between these that Dr. Jordan has
asked for a special officer. We shall
all our information at the disposal
of this officer, tho we have no connec
tion with the board of education and
the idea is exclusively that of Dr. Jo?*
None of the many permits now out
will be examined by the new official*
but immediately upon his appointment
he will thoroly sift every case that
comes up in tne future and eradicate
the alienation aroused by. the present
system. Tho his work as an investiga-"
ter of requests for permits will occupy
only a part of his time, the new officer
will be employed full time by the board,
will act as an assistant to the
l-50 pair, reduced from $2.25
1-75 pair, reduced from $3.00
0 pair, reduced from $4.00
0 pair, reduced from $6.00
Real Marie Antoinette Curtains. Hand
made genuine French Curtains.
$6-50 pair, reduced from $9.00
8-50 pair, reduced from $12.00
10-00 pair, reduced from $15.00
12-50 pair, reduced from $16.50
15-00 pair, reduced from $20.0t
Real Brussels Curtains, beautiful parlor
$5.75 pair, reduced, from $8.50
$750 pair, reduced from $10.00
SIO-OO pair, reduced from $15.00
$12-50 pair, reduced from $17.50
Art Noveau Lace Curtains, new designs
In ecru only.
$8-50 pair, reduced from $10.00
SIO-OO pair, reduced from $18.50
$12-50 pair, reduced from $17.60
Real Point Calais Curtains, mounted en
fine Quality French net.
$2-75 pair, reduced from $4.50
$3-75 pa^r, reduced from $5.50
$4-50 pair, reduced from $6.50
$5-75 pair, reduced from $7.50
$6-50 pair, reduced from $9.00
Real Antique Curtains, all linen, hand
made inserting and edge, mounted on
$2-75 pair, reduced from $4.00
114-50 pair, reduced from $6.50
1(5-75 pair, reduced from $8.50
J!9-50 pair, reduced from $13.50
$10-50 pair, reduced from $15.00
Odd Bonne Femme Curtains no two
alike, just one-half price.,
$3.00 qualities reduced to $1-50
$4.00 qualities reduced to 12-00
$5.00 qualities reduced to 112.50
$6.00 qualities reduced to 13-00
$7.00 qualities reduced to 113-50
$8.00 qualities reduced to $4-00
Burmese Silk Draperies, one-third less
than regular price.
$4-50 pair, for $7.60 qualities
$6-50 pair for $10.00 qualities
$9-50 pair, for $15.00 qualities
WINDOW SHADES 50 EACH.
We will measure, make and hang window
shades, furnish best quality hand-made
oil opaque and best Imported Hartshorn
Rollers in quantities of 12 or more (big
and little) for houses and flat buildings
onlyalso furnish 10c silk ring orna
ments for bottom of shadesa grand op
portunity to shade your homes cheap.
Worth from 65c to $1.50 regular way.
FREAK POTATO EXHIBITED. If.
Special to The Journal.
Negaunee, Mich., Nov. 11.A freaX
on display in a Negaunee
store window is attracting attention. I
is a potato that has grown thru the
"ring" bone, commonly cut from
round beefsteak. It is not unusual
to fiird a cucumber that has grown thru
the small opening in some object and
swelled out to nearly its ordinary size
on the opposite side, hut this is the first
time a potato has been found growing
in this way in this vicinity.
A KlrtanrUlt, Mo., TO ..ain^fcw so rttt*4
when he started on Ua^HHtt&MVUip recent}*
that he handed the condoMtohis hat to ptmcfc
instead of his ticket and Insisted on boring
cigar for his wife from the train batcher.
Lace Curtains and
Imported English Bobbinet Ruffled Cur
tains- at one-third to one-half less than