Newspaper Page Text
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1912.
Bock Island District, Central
minds Conference of Meth
odist Church Convenes.
AT LAFAYETTE CHURCH
April 9-10 Good Program for Meet-
tag Mr. CL I Lates In
r The eighth annual meeting of the
Woman's Home Missionary society ot
Rock Island district of the Central
Illinois conference of the Methodist
church -will be held at Lafayette, 111..
April 9 and 10. This convention
closes the district year when reports
are made, mite boxes opened and
pledges made as far as possible for
the coming year. Tie national divl
sion of the society closes July 1, but
the district meetings close earlier
that the various reports may be com
pleted by that ' time. The annual
election of oncers will be held at this
meeting and there will be a number
of delegates from this city, Mollne
and surrounding towns.
The program as prepared Is very
good and as Lafayette Is famous for
Its entertainment of visitors the dele
gates are assured of a good meeting.
Mrs. C. L. Lutes, formerly of this
city, now of Daren port Is the presi
dent of the district society.
The program follows:
TVBSDAY liSO P. M.
Convention subject, "Ideals."
Opening Devotions Mrs. T,
Address of Welcome Mrs. Grace
Response Mrs. O. E. McLaughlin.
Reading of Minutes Mrs. Pearl
Music Selected, Lafayette.
Our Locations Mrs. J. O. Morgan,
Our Departments Mrs. C. L.
Lutes, Davenport. Iowa.
Our Young People Mrs. C C.
TCESDAT T 1SJ8) P. M.
Praise Service Rev. E. E. Shawl,
Music Chorus, Lafayette.
Missionary Address Miss Carrie
Barge, field secretary.
Benediction. wed xestxa y s a a. k.
Morning Devotions Mrs. C. A.
Yearly Reports District officers.
Conference Business Mrs. O. T.
Election of officers.
Music Selected, Lafayette. v
An Ideal President Miss Emma
Speck, Little York. -
An Ideal Vice President Mrs.
Agnes Roadley, Lafayette.
An Ideal Treasurer Mrs. Amy
Power Through Knowledge Mrs.
F. E. Dack, Galva.
Hym n Convention.
WEDXE9D1T liSO P. K.
Devotlonals Mrs. Henry Brink,
Mite-Box Secretary Miss Louie
Supply Secretary Mrs. C. W.
Vocal Solo Mrs. Hugh Balrd,
Corresponding Secretary Miss
Myrtle Woods, Rock Island. .
Young People's Secretary Mrs. L.
E. -Turnbull, Kewanee.
Music Selected, Lafayette.
Our Development Mrs. C L.
Adjournment of Convention.
District officers: President, Mrs. C.
L. Lutes, Davenport: vice president,
Mrs. J. E. Murray, Galva; recording
secretary, Mrs. Charles Atherton,
Lafayette: corresponding secretary,
Mrs. J. G. Morgan, Aledo: young
people's secretary, Mrs. C. C. Farr,
Kewanee: treasurer. Miss Myrtle
Woods, Rock Island: literature sec
retary, Miss Bertha McCrelght. Viola;
mite-box secretary, Mrs. Oscar Little,
Program committee: Mrs. C. L.
Lutes, Mrs. T. G. Morgan, Miss Myr
DEATH IS DUE TO
Jury in J. D. Potts Case Unable
to Say That Murder Has
Physicians Who Conduct Postmor
tem Express Belief That Sand
- bag Was Used.
Democrats Hold Tariff
Board Report Incomplete
Washington. March 27. That the
tariff board In Its report to congress'
on the wool schedule proceeded upon
an entirely erroneous theory and that
Us report was "untenable" la the con
clusion of he democratic members of
the ways and means committee of the
house as set forth in a report pre
pared by Representative Underwood,
chairman of the committee. In connec
tion with the relntroductlon of the
wool bill placing a 20 per cent ad valor
em duty on raw wool.
This bill, which after slight revision
in conference last summer, was ve
toed by President Taft, who gave then
as his principal reason for exercise
of the veto power that the tariff board
had made Jio report on the subject
Last Deot mber the board reported and
the democratic members of the ways
and means committee, after an analy
sis of this report, reintroduced the old
bill claiming that there was nothing
In that report to justify any change.
Summarizing the conclusion ot the
committee, Chairman Underwood says:
"A careful and painstaking analysis
of the wool report of the tariff board
dictates conclusions as follows:
"The theory of applying tariff duties
according to the difference in the cost
of production in this and In foreign
countries, upon which the board has
projected and prepared its report, Is
entirely erroneous and untenable.
Furthermore, If this theory could have
been systematically and carefully ap
plied. It would not have afforded trust
worthy results for guidance In prepar
ing tariff legislation.
"The board's report Is fragmentary
and incomplete, and rests on an In
correct statistical basis. Hence It has
no claims to .confidence for the results
st't forth therein, even should the re
liability of the theory of the cost of
production be conceded.
"Those persons who are willing to
overlook the lark of theoretical sound'
ness and of statistical accuracy, will
Beauty Is Natural
To be otherwise Is to be con
trary to nature. Pompelan Is
an aid to beauty because Pom
pelan restores the skin to Its
natural state. What Is Its nat
ural state? Complete cleanli
ness of the pores. Pompelan
overcomes the effect of city
dust and soot. That is how It
restores the skin to Its natural
state. That Is why Pompelan Is
such a wonderful aid to beauty.
$1 jar Pompelan 79c
75c jar Pompeian 69c
50c jar Pompeian 39c
find the data of the report too frag
mentary and incomplete to admit of
conclusions with reference to rates of
tariff duty. Even under the most fa
vorable Interpretation of the report.
conclusions as to duties can be reach
ed for only a few paragraphs of the
wool schedule, and for these para
graphs it Is not possible to formulate
definite conclusions, because the fig
ures vary widely, and seriously lack
uniformity and comparability. So
much 1b this the case that justifica
tion is apparently afforded In the re
port or rates that are in conflict with
one another. It is thus seen that the
report leaves the question or the tariff
duties on wool as much unsolved as
before the tariff board was formed.
So far sb conclusions can be drawn
from the board's report, it furnishes
nothing to justify any change In the
rates proposed in the present bill.
In making the computations from
which have resulted the rates as jus
tified by the tariff board's data, the
most expensive and difficult conditions
indicated by the data as attending pro
duction have been employed with a
view to being more than just in the
conclusions. - The necessity of protec
tions to equalize the difference in the
cost of production beyond the rates
carried by this bill exists in but few
instances, and these are In all proba
bility the result of high costs which
have been presented by the board and
used In the computations.
"In (preparing this bill of last ses
sion and H. R. 22,195 of this session
no Intentional provision was made for
protection, the endeavor being to re
duce and adjust rates with, a view to
producing the largest amouat of rev
enue consistent with the proper con
sideration of the consumer. It la be
lieved that the rates of this bill ap
proach very cloeely, at least, to the
best revenue producing points, and
that rates should, if enacted Into law,
permit such quantities of Jm ports as
will effectively regulate domestic
prices. Such competition would be an
Important service to the people, as it
would encourage Increased consump
tion and production by making more
nearly normal the conditions of sup
ply and demand. The report of the
tariff board, so far as it admits of con
clusions, shows that the rates which
meet the consumer's needs also suffi
ciently satisfy those of the producer.''
After reviewing the democratic at
tempt of last year to secure revision
of the wool schedule and the presi
dent's veto, the committee quoted the
i report on the original wool bill to the
effect that "It would be trifling with
the people to stive further considera
tion to republican counsels ot more
delay In this matter."
"Notwithstanding this conviction,''
the report continues, "the democratic
majority of the house of representa
tives, impatient to respond to the de
mands ot the people for the speedy
revision ot a schedule of indefensible
rates, was forced to delay further ef
fort to respond to the protests of the
The message of the president sub
mitting the report of the tariff board
and his recommendations that the
board's findings be nsed as a basis for
a reduction of rates, Is then quo tad.
and the committee comments:
The committee has made a careful
analysis of the report of the tariff
board in order to interpret the findings
and to discover in what particulars
the committee's bill of the last session
We, the undersigned Jurors, being
duly sworn to inquire of the death of
John D. Potts, do find, on oath, that he
came to his death by a sudden attack
of apoplexy superinduced by alcohol
G. V. STROMBERG,
W. W. SACKV1LLE,
F. W. BUGG.
John X. Potts, who was found dead
In the hallway between Blllburgs sa
loon and chop euey restaurant, was not
murdered, was the conclusion arrived
t by the coroner's Jury at the Inquest
conducted over the remains yesterday
afternoon at Knox's undertaking par
lors, and the indenture over the left
eye, some two Inches deep, the puffed,
swollen and black eye, as well as nu
merous other bruises, were caused by
falling down the steps.
VERY LITTLE EVIDEJJCR.
With the evidence at hand this was
practically the only verdict which
could be reached, although it Is un
derstood that all the Jury were not en
tirely satisfied as to the exact cause of
death. Dr. A. E. Stocffer. who togeth
er with Dr. E. A. Soule, conducted a
post mortem over the body yesterday
morning, testified that the indenture
over the left eye could not have been
caused by a hard instrument, as there
was no abrasion ot the skin, but that
in his opinion It was very likely to
have been caused by a sand bang.
Froth was found at the nostrils and the
blood on the face was attributed to ex
ternal nasal hemorrhage. Upon open
ing the skull there was found to be a
large blood clot near the left temple,
but no fracture of the skull. The phy
sicians also stated that they could not
detect any odor of liquor. The pupils
of both eyes were distended, thus
precluding a poison theory, and there
were no other marks of violence on
Both physicians agreed that death
was caused by cerebral apoplexy, cause
Frank Garfield, the waiter who
found the body, testified as to the cir
cumstances thereof, but nothing new
Relatives of the dead roan, who re
side in Winona, Wis., arrived In the
city this morning to take charge of the
i EAUTY Is only attained after
a - careful analysis of your
features, a careful study of
each curvature and each forming ex
pression. We have the services of
an expert In our beauty parlors who
will gladly tell you how to become
beautiful for the mere asking. Let
ns make yon more beautiful.
Hair a Woman's
A woman of elegance or royalty Is crowned with
jewels.- Yon are crowned with your beautiful waves
of hair. Our hair goods department is stocked to the
minute with exceptional selections and values of all
the newest hair dress.
Our Drug Sundries
have enjoyed a great volume ot
business during the last year.
We have grown because we
give quality for a little less
Owing to our rapid growth we
were forced to enlarge our
stock. We have put In a com
plete line of our own which
bears our label and behind It
Is our guarantee.
Because the expansion of busi
ness demands larger quarters.
Our soda fountain has been
moved to the fourth floor and
our drug department to the
soda fountain location. i
Nev Spring Silks
Some remarkable news has come out of Young & McComba' silk department. Here is
more of it illustrative in the great desire for better silks and the low prices at which we
offer them. Unusual attractive novelties in silk. Exclusive patterns and designs.
was defective, or failed to adjust the
duties In an equitable and proper man
ner. This analysis has failed to re
veal anything that requires a single
change in the rates, fixed in the com
mittee's bill, and the committee Is con
strained to present again the results
of its investigation of last summer, as
embodied in the bill presented to the
house at that time.
"As shown in Jthe analysis, the data
of the report of the tariff board have
been found to be diffuse and unsystem
atic, to present insignificant findings
and, as stated, to afford the committee
no valid reason for any change In its
recommendations of last session with
regard to the rates of Schedule K."
The report of the committee further
states that the tariff board's report
largely consisted of a study of what
is called "comparative cost of produc
tion of wools and manufactures of
wools in various countries, and of this
it says: ,
"The view, that the proper basis for
tariff duties is found by comparing
money costs of production, rests upon
the opinion that money costs repre
sent the relative degrees of sacrifice
involved In turning out commodities of
a given kind In various countries. For
instance. If it be assumed that if a
given unit of a certain commodity can
be produced in England at $1, or the
equivalent of that sum, while In the
United States the money expenses of
production at $1.25, it is necessary to
have a tariff duty equal to the differ
ence In these money expenses 'of pro
duction, or certainly to the difference
in money expenses minus the allow
ance for variations in freight rates,
in order to place the producers In the
two countries upon an equal market
footing. If this is not done, it will be
possible for the producer in the coun
try where money expenses are lowest
to drive out of business the producer
in the country where money expenses
are highest This assumption is based
upon an erroneous view of interna
tional trade, and finds no warrant
whatever in economic reasoning."
The democratic report discusses this
matter at great length, and point out
that in every country there is a great
range of difference in cost. -
"Beside these considerations." the
report says: "It should be noted that
In every country there la a great range
of difference In cost of production.
Scarcely any commodity can be said
to have a uniform cost of production.
There Is more differencea 8 a rule, be
tween different, factories In the same
country, than there Is between the
best and poorest factories in one coun
try and those of corresponding grades
in another.' This has been amply illus
trated by the work of the tariff board
Itself. In Its report on pulp and paper,
the board found little difference In
42 inch shantung voiles with bordure
effects In Bulgarian Roumanla de
signs, very effective, all silk and
washable, five yards J '
42 inch chameleon effect, navy and
brown, dot design with heavy satin
bordure, chiffon "1 J J
pattern I OwSJtJ
40 4nch marquisettes in blacks, white,
pink, light blue, ceriB(X1 AA
and navy, yard ...., J Vr V
40 Inch all silk foulard In Pekln
stripes, with bordure effects, excluc
lve patterns. In blue, gray, black and
white. etcO Q f Q QQ
a pattern ;UivU) 7 7CP
A beautiful line of tub silks, white
grounds with dainty black and col
ored hairline stripes, 18 to 32 Inches
wide, yard " J
39c, to 11.00, P dmi3
28 inch Glace messallnes in the popu
lar tan and Copenhagen, navy, green,
cerise and blue. ' ffc S--v
26 Inch chiffon taffetas In the new
spring shades, fi ! ,
A full line of colored messallnes and
blacks, from (f f Z
68c to .v.;910
First Spring Showing of - Spring Shoes
Our spring opening revealed to many ladies a reality that very few have yet realized, j
The High Grade of Shoes Carried by
We have put in" the famous Pingree shoe for women who are par
ticular. We have found the Pingree shoe to meet all requirements of our critical
inspection. Our shoes pass 99 3-4 per cent on quality, style, fit, wear and charac
ter. Let us show yon our beautiful line at reasonable prices.
.OPERATIVE STORE CO,
Rock Island, III.
Where Quality ia the Chief Attraction.
money cost of production between the
United States and Canada in the best
mills, but It did find very great differ
ence in expense of production between
the best and poorest mills In - the
United States. The indication would
have been, therefore, that while pro
tection was not needed by the best
factories in the United States against
the Canadian, it was needed by the
poorer factories in the United States
against the better factories in this
country, but not against those in Cana
da. Owing to this variation in cost of
production within the same country,
it is not possible to compare In abso
lute terms the productive power of one
country with that of another.
"Even if it be granted, however, that
an ascertainment of differences in
money cost of production whether
highest, average or lowest would fur
nish a guide to the proper amount of
tariff duty needed for protective pur
poses, the problem would remain
S and "American " E
E Collars are seen at
the great outdoor
E game wherever E
S you turn. E
They are big; favorites
2 with the business men
because they, give both
style and comart. 25
ZZ "Xa tionar'and'A m er- ZZ
53 lean' have the " Slip-Over"
Button - bole, the " Easy -Tie-
Slide " space and ample room mm
for the scarf to show.
mm Ask your good .haberdasher
about the special features in
f m Aamrtca
ZZ ttmrlSe. Qimrur SUu
Vmttmi SUrt AxCaiUKA. lrUkm,Trar.
whether money expenses of production
could be ascertained in such a way
as to render the method available. Ex
perience, as well as theoretical con
siderations, show that this is not the
The committee, averring that the re
port of the tariff board "la not a tariff
document," says on that point:
'Probably the most striking feature
of the report of the tariff board is that
it contains little with reference to the
tariff. It is primarily an analysis of
the money expenses Involved in the
production and manufacture of wool.
"Volume I of the report, containing
the message of the president, letter of
submittal, summary of findings, and
glossary, will undoubtedly be of use in
explaining to the public the signifi
cance of the existing tariff and of the
terms used In it x The volume proba
bly contains little that was not already
available to any member of congress
who chose to avail himself of the fa
cilities at his command. It is essen
tially a clerical or library compilation
from printed sources, and as such af
fords" little other than Its convenient
form that is of service to the practi
"Volume IV, wages and efficiency of
labor and machinery In the United
States, treats a subject which has al
ready been exhaustively discussed by
the United States immigration com
mission in reports on the woolen in
dustry, and the tariff board undoubt
edly drew upon this source. Whatever
may be the intrinsic value of this vol
ume and however serviceable It may
be to students for reference, as a con
tribution to tariff discussion at the
present time it has no value, because
It does not contain, or profess to con
tain, comparative material on efficien
cy in foreign countries. It deals only
with American conditions.
"Volume III contains a discussion of
manufacturing costs, tops, yarns and
cloth, and ready made clothing. About
one-fourth of the volume is devoted to
a study of ready made clothing a sub
ject fully covered by the' immigration
commission in a report that has been
available for some time, which was
prepared at great expense.
"Apparently the chief reason for un
dertaking this inquiry was the opinion
that it would thus be possible to dem
onstrate the relative insignificance of
woolen goods as an item of common
consumption. It may be concluded
that, so far as the question of tariff
rates on wool and woolen cloths is
concerned, that part of the board's re
port which relates to ready made
clothing is largely irrelevant."
The committee charges that the tar
iff board in its investigations pro
ceeded upon the theory that mainte
nance of existing tariff was necessary,
"Throughout its Investigation of
costs of production, the tariff board
apparently considers the maintenance
of the existing tariff, or something ap
proximately to it, fundamental and nec
essary. Thereby it adds very greatly
to the 'cost' stated as representative
of the necessities of the American
wool and woolen industry under exist
ing conditions. This is an error which
runs practically throughout the whole
report and which needs to be consid
ered very carefully in order to realize
the far reaching character of the modi
fications which it involves." ,
The committee discusses at length
the conditions relating to the produc
tion of raw wool in this country and
abroad and, after reviewing the three
classes of wool as considered in the
report and in the Payne-Aldrich bill,
the committee says, In justification of
the bill placing a revenue duty of 20
per cent on raw wool:"
"Class III wool needs no protection,
because it 1b scarcely produced at all
In the United States.
"Class II wool needs no protection,
because those of our wools which com
pete with It are produced at a very
low cost of production.
"Class I wools need no protection as
indicated by actual figures of sales.
As shown by estimated cost of pro
duction the needed duty would not ex
ceed 15 to 20 per cent. A duty of 25
per cent would be considerably in ex
cess of the requirements of production
in the west than are Indicated by tbe
figures of the board; while in the Ohio
region the industry is partly at least.
incident to general farming and can
not be considered on the competitive j
Every item in the wool schedule as
treated by the tariff board is analyzed
at length by the committee, such as
tops, noils, yarns, cloths, carpets, etc,
and the report submits that there Is
nothing to Justify a change from the
rates proposed in the Underwood bill.
Regarding clothing the report says:
"There is no definite Information in
the board's data regarding the cost of
manufacturing clothing, inasmuch as
costs do not appear to have been ascer
tained abroad upon the same basis.
About all that can be said, therefore,
is that so far as the board's informa
tion goes, there is no reason for In
creasing the tariff on ready made
clothing above the rate of tariff im
posed upon the cloth and material out
of which such clothing Is made. The
rate of duty fixed in this bill upon
ready made clothing was 45 per cent,
which was the highest rate given upon
any article provided for except carpets.
The republican members of the
ways and means committee submit
ted a report on the minority bill, in
troduced last week, which would re
duce wool duties about 40 per cent
from rates of the Payne-Aldrich bill.
Democrats of the house are invited
to Join the republicans in passing a
republican wool bill and "make a
radical reduction now instead of pre
venting a reduction."
is like the fever after a wound
the moNt serious part of the
Caffeine, the drug in coffee,
"wounds" the nerves of the
body and the reaction is like
a slow, destroying fever!
Why trifle with beverages
such aa coffee and tea which
contain a drug, when it Is so
easy to And a wholesome, de
lightful hot beverage good fo
all the family.
i made of whole wlteat, in
cluding the bran-coat which
contains the phowphate of pot
ash (grown In the grain) and
required by nature In rebuild
ing brain and nerve cells.
There's no reaction from
"There's a Reason"
Postuni Cereal company, Ltd,
Battle Creek, Mich.