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81 ABK COUNTY PBMOCBAT. TUESDAY, JULY 3, 1000.
Battleship Oregon Is In a Bad
Way And Has Been
UNCLE SAM'S FIGHTER
Ashore On An Inland Fifty Silica From
Che Foo and Is Of No Service.
LIGHTERS SKNT TO HKR.
'commander Makes Report That Forward
Compartment Date Water la.
Them and That There
Are Hole In
tNews-Democrat leased "Wire Service.
Shanghai, Juno 29. (Bulletin.) It Is
reported hero that the United States
Battleship Oregon is ashore on the Is
land of Hoo-Kle, In the Mtato-Ho group,
flf ty mllea north, of Che Foo, and that a
steamer of tho Indo-Chlna Steam Navl-
atlon company has gone to her assist
Washlngton, Juno 30. Tho navy de-
ViloD-rnma nml announcement retrardlnir
f: the Oregon. The flrst telegram Is dated
" Cho Foo, June 29, 11: DO p. m., and read
"Iris gone to the assistance of the
Oregon. Signed Raymond Rodgers,
' Tho second telegram is as follows:
"Che Foo, Juno 29. Ancnorea yester
day In a dense fog In seventeen fathoms
L three miles south of Haw Ke Light
north of Pechlll. Sent out two boats
and sounding. At least water 5
fathoms. Water clear. Got under way
but struck Pinnacle rock. Much water
In forward compartment. Perfectly
smooth. Shall charter steamer if pos
sible at Che Foo and lighten tho ship.
Rock through side of ship about dou
ble bottom. About from nineteen.
Some holes also through bottom of ship.
The department adds that the Zaflro
has gone to Che Foo Jn addition to the
Iris to help the Oregon. The follow
lng dispatch from Admiral Remey was
eceived at the navy department at 4:28
his morning: .
"Hong Kong, June 29. Princeton ar-
lved, Brooklyn leaves for Nagasaki,
,'afirp at Che Foo. Has been sent to
ssltft'the Oregon reported by Rodgers
on rock south of Haw Ke Light. Iris
gone to her assistance. Signed
RELIEVING FORCE CASUALTIES,
Shanghai, June 30. A message from
Tien Tsin says that Admiral Seymour
states he was forced to retire from the
neighborhood of Peking because 70,000
Chinese Imperial troops had made com
plete preparations to leave Peking,
throwing all the responsibility on the
Chinese foreign ofllce. Four French
' priests have been murdered In the
southern part of Chill province. It Is
reported the allies captured 50 MaxlmB
and some large Krupp guns in the
vicinity of Tien Tsln. The casualties
of the relieving force were, Americans,
fnnr klllori. twn wnnnilnfl? TtHttalv
li three killed, one wounded; Russians,
! nine killed, 36 wounded; Germans,
fourteen killed, 30 wounded; Japanese,
J WAR MINISTRY TO BLAME.
i Shanghai, Juno .30. Vlcoroy Chang
Chi Tung has Informed the Amerlcun
consul here that Knyl, the head of the
Chinese war ministry, is the head of
1 the present disturbances. A message
'j there were very few civilians killed
I there during the siege. The Inability
, or tne roreigners to urive ore tne
?lllllt;pt3 nun uuc jn ilillimuy iu uiu iuui
that they had only old-fashioned muz
zle srrew guns, whereas General NIeh,
comiifiandlng the Chinese, had six bat
teries of Krupps. The inability to get
oolles for transDort nurnoses delays
the advance on Peking. Unless rein
forcements arrive there are fears that
disaster will ensue.
MINISTERS AT PEKING.
Washington. June 30. Tho following
dispatch from Rear Admiral Kempff
"was received at the navy department
Che Foo, June 30. Ministers at Peking
given 24 hours to leave on the 19th.
They refused. Still there. Peking re
lief force not half way. Attacked by
' 4n.naln1 linnna tr ta tilth IfnPn 11a ',
. .A'w.. .uuu v.. w.f .tut... wu. a
'-command had 4 killed and 25 wounded.
McCalla and Ensign Taussig wounded,
not seriously, jnow over n.uuo troops
ashore. Commander Wlse'a command
(at Tong Ku (Taku) In charge of trans
portation, rail and river. Combined na
tionalities find It necessary to make
'use of some civilians to operate ..rail
road. (Signed) KEMPPF."
Nanking, June 30. French priests
here have received reports that begin
ning June 20, a public execution of for
eigners has been going on in Peking.
Tho reports add that French priests
administered the last rights to those ex
ecuted. CAPTURE OF CHINESE ARSENAL.
London, June 30. Col. Dorward at
Che Foo sends news under date of today
(Saturday) of tho capture on Wednes
day of the Chinese arsenal, north east
of Tien Tsln. A Chinese regiment oftl
ered by Britishers assisted in the as
sault. DETAILS LACKING.
Che Foo. Juno 30. Lieutenant Jane.
of the U. S. cruiser Newark, who re
cently started with a few marines to
make sounding up tne l'ei ho river
owards Tien Tsln, nas naa a snarp
lght frith tho, Chinese, Details are
aiuaAT anaijaixx iu aid a o;
Taku, June 27. (Delayed) The great-
t anxiety exists concerning tne ref
ers at retting. Aamiru Jtempn
(eves that large reinforcements are
necessary to reach Peking. Major
Waller's: command witn 4io Russians
was ambushed threo miles from Tien
Tslnm Juno 21st. They were com
pelled to retreat. Americans abandoned
a 3-lnch rifle and a Colts gun, losing
four Killed ana seven wounueu. Ameri
can casualties In relief of Tien Tsln
Killed, John Hunter, private; .
Nichols, private; wounded, Tay
lor, sergeant: Pedrlck. cornornl:
Lieutenant Irwin ana caaet Petting 11
with forty men were found In good con
dition at Tien Tsln.
COUNCIL OF WAR.
Washington, Juno 30. A council of
war Is being held at noon In tho ofllce of
the secretary of state, Secretaries Hay,
Long and Root being present.
Washington, June 30. The conference
this noon between the secretaries of
state, war and navy, which was
practically a special cabinet meeting In
the absence of the president, was called
for the purpose of deciding whether
any new Instructions were necessary to
be sent to any of the United States
officials in China in view of tho dis
patches of this' morning. Secretary
Long, who was the first to leave, an
nounced that It had been decided that
no additional Instruction were neces
sary. It was also decided not to be
necessary to communicate especially
with tho president beyond forwarding
to him copies of the several dispatches,
Shanghai, June 30. According to
Japanese advices serious outbreaks
have occurred among the Chinese In
Formosa. Tho revolt has been institut
ed at Peking. It Is believed here that
the empress Is trying to Induce the
Chinese In the Philippines to Join In the
ASKED FOR HIS CARD.
The Bricklayers' Union Request
McKinloy to Return His
News-Democrat1 Leased Wire Service.
Chicago, June 30. President McKln
ley again looms up In the Chicago
labor field. The president was made
an honorary member of the Bricklayers
union about a year ago, but now the
Chicago unions are going to ask the
president to send back his card be
cause the bricklayers deserted the
Buildings Trades Council, and, accord
ing to the uncontradicted statement of
Contractor Victor Falkenau, are work
ing sldo by side with "scab" brick
If the president does not return his
card he will be personae non gratia
with the local unions, who pledged
themselves, through tho executive
committee of the Trades Council to ex
pel him for cause. ,
BRYAN AND TQWNE.
Milton Sliaeffer and Ohio
Delegation For That
Milton Sliaeffer, of the Ohio State
Silver Republican party, will leave for
Kansas City Sunday morning to at
tend tho National Silver Republican
party convention to bo held In that city
July 4th. He says the Ohio delegates
are all for Bryan and Tawne, and pre
dicts their nomination by the Silver Re
publican and Democratic conventions.
Ho states that tho delegates from this
congressional district will leave on Mon
day, and are as follows:
M. M. Herbst, Col. Nathan Holloway,
A. N. Dunbar, W. T. Goodwill, Jamesl
Sterling, all of Canton; Dr. J. M. Hole,
Hon. J. W. Northrop, Hon. John E.
Rogers, of Salem, O.; James Cope, Ben
jamin Balrd, of Elkrun, O,; Hon. S. L.
Clark, Hon. Walter L. Campbell, Hon.
A. P. Brown, of Youngstown, Ohio.
Several others who cannot attend
havo given Mr. Shaeffer their proxies.
The delegates at large from Ohio are
Judge J. J. Harper, Washington C. H.;
Judge L. W. Urown, Wauseon; Col. J.
Htrrlck, Cloveland; Judge Grant, Ak
ron; Hon. Abner L. Davis, Flndlay;
Milton Shaeffer, Canton.
SHOPS SHUT DOWN.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Shop
Men Are Out of Steady
The W. & L. E. R. R. shops In Canton
are virtually shut down. The employes
are working but two days a week.
Tuesday a notice was posted that begin
ning Wednesday morning June 27th,
the shops would be closed until Monday,
July 2, and then to bo opened long
enough to do any pressing work that
may havo to bo done. Next week the
nhops will again bo closed. A Nows
Democrat reporter met Bomo of tho em
ployes at noon Saturday, They were
feeling pretty blue and said that they
could not make a living working two
days a week as they have been doing.
Some of them will begin at once to seek
other positions. Tho men can not un
derstand why they aro out of employ
ment. The officials at the shops ars
mum. They cannot assign a reason,
claiming that they havo not been ad
vised. FLURY FUNERAL,
A Very Lengthy Cortege and a
Large Number ot Floral
Tho funeral service over the remains
of the late Albert Flury occurred Satur
day morning at 8:30 o'clock. The
funeral cortege was a lengthy one and
they accompanied tho remains to St.
Peter's Cathollo church where Father
Arnould spoke words of kindly sym
pathy and condolence to .the .membors
of the family and friends. Tho re
mains were then removed to St. Peter's
Catholic cemetery where they were in
terred. A number of gentlemen friends
and relatives of the deceased acted as
pallbearers. There were many tributes
of floral, pieces and boquets.recelvod. by
the famlly,..whlch were, placed upon -the
Possibilities of the Greatest
Photographic Decoration of Metals Ger
man l'eat An Arc-Light Without
Carbons Flexible Glain
The earth within the Arctic Circle
supports a considerable population, but
tho Antarctic Circle Is without trace of
human life. Upon 80,000,000 square
miles surrounding the south pole the
foot of man has never trodden. Dr. F.
A. Cook dissents from the general belief
that this vast waste offers nothing to
repay Investigation, and points out that
whales, seals and penguins are abun
dant, that immense deposits of guano
exist and that the region is especially
adapted to the farming of fur-bearing
animals. Possible future Industries are
thus suggested. The prospect,, how
ever, is a forlorn one to the home-seeker,
as beyond the Antarctic Circle the
line of perpetual snow extends to the
seashore, and only an occasional island
or cape is bare for a few weeks in
summer. Tho coast is made Inaccessi
ble by an almost unbroken Ice wall from
60 to 200 feet high. There aro no trees
or plants except a few mosses and Itch
ens upon rocks too steep to hold snow,
yet animal life seems to be well dis
tributed. The average temperature Is
low, though the extremes are less than
in Arctic regions. Dr. Cook has exper
ienced 60 degrees above zero In summer,
to 53 degrees below in winter In the
north, while In the south the mercUry
went to 45 degrees below in winter, but
did not reach 2 degrees above on any
day In summer. The Antarctic temper
ature is less trying than the excessive
humidity, and the gales and snow
storms Which arc almost continuous
through the year.
An air perfume, In two papers, on
the plan of scldlltz powders, Is a French
Idea. The white paper contains blnox
lde of barium, saturated with a concen
trated perfume, while the colored pa
per holds powdered permanganate of
potash, In the proper proportions to
liberate oxygen when the two powders
are dlssolevd together. The liberated
ozono or oxygen carries the perfume
Into the air, which it disinfects at the
An amorphous silicon that is so active
as to burn when gently heated In the
air Is produced by two German chem
ists by causing sodium to act on the
fluoride of silicon and subsequently fus
ing the powdered mass with aluminum.
The red end of the spectrum has been
found to be exciting to the nervous sys
tem. Henri de Parvllle points out, while
violet, blue and green have a soothing
effect. Bulls and turkeys are angered
by red; blue glasses are sometimes used
to quiet horses. In a factory at Lyons
sensitive plates were formerly made by
red light, nnd the workmen continually
sang or gesticulated; but in the green
light now used the men are calm, talk
little, and are less tired at night. The
effect of sunshine In cheering nervous
patients Is often very marked. It has
been further suggested that the green
'of vegetation, the blue of the sky and
the blue-green of the ocean may pow
erfully effect health through their
calming Influence. With such evidence
as we have of the effects of colors on
the organism, De Parvllle considers the
subject worthy of thorough Investiga
tion. Petroleum residue Is now used for
fuel for the locomotives on thirteen per
cent of the Russian railroads. It is re
quired that the oil be of a greenish
color, never black, and free from sul
phur, water and sand. Its specific grav
ity must not exceed 0.911 at 63 degrees
F its boiling point not to fall below
284 degrees. To ensure fuel for winter,
when transportation Is difficult, stor
age tanks are placed at Intervals along
the railways,' and have capacities up to
2,500 tons. The locomotive carries about
Ave tons, which is stored under the
water tank of the tender.
A new process of engraving photo
graphs on metal Is claimed by J. Pat
erson and W. Dickson, of Edinburgh.
The clean nnd polished metal Is coated
with a hot solution of 3 ounces of fish
glue in 8 ounces of water, to which 5
scruples of bichromate of ammonium
has been added; and when this coating
Is cool It is printed by exposure to light
under a photographic negative. The
coating or enamel Is then heated by a
gas stove or spirit lamp until given a
rich brown color. The metal under tho
unhardened parts of the enamel is then
chemically etched, and the design is
given sharpness by burnishing.
Insanity Is not largely due to mental
worry, according to Dr. Clouston, of
the Royal Edinburgh asylum. He
traces only 11.5 per cent of the cases to
thlscause, bodllyaffectlons, drink,faulty
development, etc., being the chief
An estimate of the possible value of
the great peat beds of North Germany
has been made by Dr. Frank. He finds
that an acre of turf, ten feet thick,
gives one thousand .tons of dry turf,
equivalent to 480 tons of coke, and that
the mosses of the Evus Valley, covering
1,000 square miles, might yield the
equivalent of 300,000,000 tons of pit coal,
or more than the total production of
Germany for three years. It is pro
posed that the peat be burned at cen
tral stations of 10,00 horse power ca
pacity, consuming annually the prod
uct of 200 acres. The pqwer would be
useful on the new canal connecting
Dortmund to the Enus, but more so in
tho manufacture of calcium carbide for
acetylene. With 10,000 horse power, the
acetylene produced would have an an
nual value equal to that of 20,000 tons
of Imported petroleum.
A new arc lamp, which seems to be of
German origin, is designed to avoid the
Inconvenience of regularly renewing
the carbons. It consist of a' vacuum
bulb containing two L shaped alumi
num rods pointed, with platinum, and
it is claimed that the points between
which the aro forms show practically
no wear. The arms are regulated by
a simple pendulum arrangement, ln-
stead-of requiring the complicated feed
mechanism of the usual carbon rods.
Tho lamp, which Is to bo used In hor
izontal position, casts no shadow.
To produce flexible transparent plates
not easily broken and proof against
acids and alkalies, it Is recommended
to dissolve four to eight parts of col
lodion wool (soluble pyroxylin or gun
cotton) In 1 part of ether or alcohol.
and mix tho solution with 4 parts of
castor oil and 4 to 6 parts of Canada
balsam. A little zinc white gives tho
appearanco of Ivory. The inflamma
bility is claimed to be less than that of
other collodion plates, and Is made still
less by magnesium chloride.
Bacteria aro held by R. Renault to
have been a most powerful factor in tho
world's geological development. Ho
believes that they transformed wood
Into coal, and that several species of
the fossilized bacteria have been dis
covered In coal by himself and C. E.
Fixes the Time Two Women
Are Apt to Die.
WAS OBLIGED TO DO IT
la Order to Gompnte How Much Collateral
Inheritance Tax Was Dae From
the Kstate of Ilenjamln
Judgo Aungst on Thursday made u
finding In tho estate of Benjamin F.
Shoemaker, of Plain township, with
reference to the collateral Inheritance
tax. Tho law provides that legacies
left to others than relatives must pay
a per cent, to tho state. In this estate
Samuel H. Adams Is executor and the
court had to make quite an ingenious
computation beforo being able to tell
how much the Inheritance tax should
be. The estate consists of notes amount
lng to $1,700 from Lucy Kryder. Tho
will provides that they shall not be col
lected till her death and then the inter
est and principal shall be collected and
placed at Interest and the Interest paid
to his sister, Sarah E. Braucher. At
her death the entire estate is to go to
the Ohio eldership of the Church of God.
The law only made It possible to col
lect on tho legacy going to the church.
It was therefore necessary to find out
how much was the present worth of the
church's chance at the estate. Lucy
Kryder Is 73 years old and the court al
lowed her seven more years to live and
figured that at that time the estate
would have grown to $2,414. Sarah E.
Braucher is now 45 and the court from
all statistics at hand figured that her
chances were good to live for 23 years.
It will therefore be 23 years before the
church con get hold of the property.
To find the worth of the estate now
the Judge did a little computation in
arithmetic and discovered that $632.12
at compound Interest would at tho end
of 23 years amount to $2,414 and that
therefore the present worth of the es
tate would be that sum. The law allows
$200 to be exempted from the inherit
ance tax and this left $432.12. At five
per cent, this yielded to the state $20.61
and the sum was so fixed by tho court.
That the Lists Are Growing And
That Results Are Satis
factory. Mr. A. W. Weber, the veteran circu
lation manager of the News-Democrat,
and Stark County Democrat, reports
that the subscription lists of both pa
pers are increasing rapidly. Every day
numbers of subscriptions and old time
Democrats call at the News-Democrat
ofllce and renew their allegiance, stat
ing that they cannot do without It and
that tho paper, under its present man
agement, is giving the best of satisfac
tion. Advertised Letters.
Letters, women's list Miss Wyrln
Berkeblle, Mrs. Charles Cook, Mrs. Lu
lu Flood, Miss Florence Fisher, Miss
Kittle Laird, Mrs. Anna Nelse, Mrs.
Annie Robinson, Mrs. Olle Stone, Miss
Letters, men's list H. C. Bucklus,
Elmer Boles, J. H. Bowers, F, L. Byard,
J. S. Blssell, Jr., Canton Telephone Co.,
Nathan Chayes, L. Davis, Jacob Eb
llng, Fred Gelb, C. P. Green, R. Gage
Gunnison, Neal Robert Hope, George
Reese, Artchte Smith, Ira L. Smith,
E. T. Wells, L. C. Willis, S. P. Warner.
Foreign letters Ontolne Costaz.
Postnl cards Christ Bowers, Elizabeth
J. Bowers, Challenge Bicycle Co., M. J.
Dehoff, II. H. Gardner, Tlllle Janeran,
Thomas Lewis, Robert Long, B. R.
Lane, Manhattan Pool Tabic Co., Allen
Mercer, Mrs. Henry Mills, Pitt Miller,
Willis L. McKlnney, Southerr Wheel
Stock Co., Catharine Shank, F. S.
Scheetz, Alford Taylor, Mrs. Clara Wil
liams, Miss Jennie Whitney.
Fourth class matter Joe Schrlver.
Married in This City.
Jacob Mangus, of Homeworth, nnd
Miss Sarah Allco Good, of New Frank
lin, were married Thursday afternoon
by Squtro Relgner at his office Tho
parties left at onco for Homeworth
whero thoy will reside.
Settled the Case.
Howard Keller, who was being held
at the police station on the charge ot
embezzling mortgaged goods, was re
leased from custody Friday, Keller
succeeded In compromising the matter
with Klein & Heffelman by giving
security for the remaining money due
on the piano and securing the costs.
What Has Been Forcasted Has
Come to Be a Fact.
MILLS HAVE CLOSED DOWN.
And Men Have Ileen Thrown Out of Em
ployment by the iMck of Competi
tion A Well 1'resented Ar
raignment. BY HENRY W. LAMB.
The series of articles upon Tariff
Trusts was completed recently by a col
lection of opinions publicly expresed by
eminent Republicans, demanding the
removal of protective duties which fos
ter monopoly. It remains only for me
to add a few words of comment, sum
ming up on behalf of tho New England
Free Trade league, which edited the
The writers of these article set out to
prove the connection between protec
tion and trusts, rather than to discuss
the whole trust question; and they have
mado out a clear case.
These writers proved In specific cases
tho extortion practiced by trusts whose
products were directly protected by the
tariff, but it was not possible to follow
out all the relations of these trusts
to others. When tariff trusts extort
high and arbitrary prices for galvaniz
ed iron, for steel sheets, hoops or wire,
or for tin plates, those who control the
production of the Inferior articles which
can be substituted mark up their prices
also. So long as protected duties ena
ble those monopolies which make ma
chinery and other finished products to
extort their high prices, they must
bear with the extortions of the trusts
which control tho materials they use.
It is often In such hidden corners that
tho protective tariff becomes the "Mo
ther of Trusts;" and, while some of
these children of protection are en
couraged to steal by their mother, oth
ers are unwillingly driven Into combin
ation In self defense against the favor
In addition to the difficulties arising
from the Involved and complicated re
lations of tariff trusts, there are the
difficulties of obtaining Information
In most cases those who know either
will not tell, or else try to deceive. In
other cases, however, It Is possible to
secure Information and fortunately
these Instances are of such prominence
that they furnish overwhelming evi
dence of the extortion in which the
trusts and the protective tariff are
partners. Although It is not possible
therefore, accurately to measure the
extent of tho tariff trust extortions, any
more than we can measure the danger
of fllth and bad drainage to health, it
Is plain enough In both cases that the
evils exist and that their prompt re
moval Is necessary to clear and purify
The statements made In the league's
series of letters have already been Jus
tified In so marked a manner that at
tention may well be called to one or two
of the Instances. On January 9, 1900,
the league published an article on the
American Steel and Wire company, in
which It called attention to the evidence
that this trust's extortionate prices
were checking Industrial enterprises.
The letter closed with this prediction:
"But the wage-workers will more ful
ly appreciate the benefits of this trust
when demnnd for Its product falls off
greatly and when Its attempts, by clos
ing mills nnd restricting production, to
maintain high prices and pay dividends
on Its highly diluted stock. Such a
time will surely come."
The time has already come, as every
Intelligent reader of newspapers knows.
In the middle of April the trust sudden
ly announced the closing of twelve
mills, whose estimated capacity was
4,000 tons dally, their managing direc
tor giving poor business and accumu
lated stocks as the cause. Those Inter
ested In other iron and steel trusts vied
with each other In denouncing him for
what they termed "reprehensible con
duct." Within a week a meeting of the
directors of that company admitted
the truth of his confessions by making
a cut of about 30 per cent In tho trust's
price on nails and wire.
While this reduction was enough to
bear out the league demonstration that
the tariff trust extortions were a seri
ous Injury to business, as well as a bur
den upon the consumers, It soon re
ceived support from other metal trusts.
Quotations on steel billets, which had
dropped from $39 a ton In November to
$33 by April 1st last, have since fallen
to $28, while prices of wrought iron pipe
have been reduced at least 25 per cent
the last two months.
In another place tho league ridiculed
the claim put forward by protected
trusts that their effect would be "a
steadiness of prices," and the ridicule
has been stgnallv Justified. The Iron
Age said of the Steel and Wire trust's
cut In prices, "It Is believed to have
been the longest horizontal reduction
In the history of the iron trade." But
ns other steel Interests have since al
most matched It It is evident that in
practice the protected trusts do not re
sult In "a steadiness of prices." On the
contrary, open competition would tend
to steady them and prevent violent
The events which Justify the league's
position are by no means confined to
the Iron and steel trusts. The lead
trust has reduced Its prices on pig lead
by sudden and arbitrary drops. It was
$4,75 per hundred pounds on May 4th.
Ten days later It was $4.05, and early
In June It fell to $3.75. The protective
tariff, which excludes foreign lead, en
abled the lead trust to extort such a
price os $4.75 and prevented the compe
tition which would have regulated the
But all these reductions, however
tnrdy or violent, at least tAmd to relieve
tho people from extortion and removo
the cloak under which other trusts are
hiding. It Is no longer possible to
maintain that the high prices of sheet
steel and galvanized Iron and tin plate
are Justified by the prices of materials,
a pretence which has deceived many
who really had no excuse for not know
ing better. The league exposed this
pretence months ago and now the fall
In steel prices sweeps It entirely away;
but though the market price of he steel
In 100 pounds of tin plates has .alien
about half a dollar, tin plates are held
at the top notch, $4.70, and steel sheets
and galvanized Iron at almost the
hlghes prices reached during the boom.
Why? Simply becaues, as Is plain at
last to everyone, tho tariff makes tt
possible to hold the prices and the man
agers choose to do It.
In short, all the business of our coun
try affected by tariff trusts, Instead of
being regulated by the law of supply
nnd demand, Is regulated by the will of
the Individuals who manage the trusts,
and no business Instinct or experience
can foretell what It may please them
to do. This power was bestowed by the
protective tariff, In spite of repeated
declarations that there should be no
such monopolies under It; and the ut
terances of eminent Republicans, pub
lished by the league, show how wide
spread is the feeling that Justice de
mands the removal of tariff favors ob
tained under false pretenses, and how
strong will be the support which con
gressional candidates will secure who
pledge themselves to the removal of
duties which foster monopoly.
Extraordinary conditions, both nt
home and abroad, have kept us from
seeing the full extent to which these
trusts have put our whole business sys
tem upon an unsound basis. This, and
the other evils of extortionate and ar
bitrary prices , will be keenly felt when
the agricultural west has to face again,
as it may, at any time, the competition
of great harvests abroad. When our
export trade In manufactures, now be
coming such a source of satisfaction In
new quarters, has to meet the fall In
foreign prices, which will attend any
serious check to the present world wide
Industrial and commercial activity, It
will become unbearable that the price
of material here should be held up by
tariff trusts above the price at which
foreign manufacturers purchase their
When these conditions come, and they
are sure to come, other trusts may or
may not be hurting us; it has not yet
been proved. It Is open to question how
much benefit there Is to the communi
ty In great combinations of capital
which dictate their own terms after
they have secured their monopoly by
better and cheaper service than any
one else could render. But thero can
be no such question about combinations
which do not render that service and
secure their monopoly by a tariff law
which prevents any one else from ren
dering It to our people, dictating the
rates of duty in that law as a reward
for the assistance of their wealth In
electing the dominant party. And in
all the uncertainty about other trusts,
one thing is certain, pull the teeth of
the tariff trusts by removing the duties
which protect them and those trusts
at least, will no longer bite hard
enough to hurt.
OIL AMD GASOLINE
Take a Drop and Prices Are
Lowered Annual Grocers
A largely attended meeting of the
Grocers' association was held Friday
night at the business place of one ot
their members. A number of Import
ant matters were to be discussed and the
members were enthusiastic In their dis
cussions. The annual picnic of the association
received some attention. In past years
it has been customary that the grocers
observe this annual outing by them
selves, but last year It was decided
that the business men would be asked
to accompany them this year. However,
nothing definite has been received re
specting such an outing, from tlie bus
iness men's association, and therefore
the question was not settled. The last
of August was believed to be the most
propitious time for holding the outing.
Threo committees were appointed by
the president to serve during the year,
the trade, entertainment and grievance
committees, who will settle all questions
referred to them.
Oil and gasoline dropped In price in
wholesale quantities recently and after
some discussion the grocers decided to
lower tho price of oil from 12 to 10 cents
and gasoline from 13 to 12 cents.
The next regular meeting of the gro
cers' association will be held on the
third Tuesday In July, when the picnic
question will be taken up and finally set
tled; and the business men will be ap
proached In the meantime as to the
Joint trade picnic, nnd a definite answer
secured from them.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. "
Martha Powell to Augusta L. Her
mann, part lot 318, Second ward, $1,100.
Andrew Wiener to Peter A. Rost, lot
393, Fourth ward, $900.
Elizabeth Slbln to Sarah Slbla, 5 2-100
acres, 1st ward, $1.
Josephine Welner, by sheriff, to An
drew Welner, lot 395, Fourth ward.
John Horwlg to Bell D. Jones, lot
33U, 5th ward, $5,000.
Annie Anderson to L. Stroup, lot 135,
6th ward, $500.
Nettle yohe to August Romary, 9-100
acre, 4th ward, $300.
Nettle Yohe to Charles A. Llndeman,
9-100 acre, 4th ward, $400.
George Cook by Bherlff to Indemnity
Savings & Loan Co., lot 1816, 6th ward,
Ella Wllker to Mary Stein, lot 2089,
Fourth ward, $750.
Mary McCrea to Henry A. Robinson,
lot 3029, Second ward, $975.
Sam'l McMacken L.helrs to Jos.
Powell, lots 10 and 11, Minerva, $600.
Isaac Acker heirs to John C. Acker,
39-100 acre, Lake township, $1.
Relief In Six Ilonrs.
Distressing Kidney and Bladder Disease.
relieved In sir hours by "TUB NEW CHEAT
SOUTH AMERICAN KIDNEY CUHK." U
Is a great surprise on account of Its exceed-
ing promptness in relieving pain in the
bladder, kidneys and back. In mile or
female. IteUerea retention of water almost
Immediately. If you want qulcc relief and
cure this Is the remedy, bold by Durbla.
Wright Co., Druggists, Canton. Ohio.
H. L. Howard, thn well Irnnwn m.i.
caturist, who was a staff artist with
iticnara xiaraing uavts auring the Phil
ippine war, accompanied by Mrs, How
ard, are guests of the Yohe.
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