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The New English Topper The New Convertible Collar Coats
The New Belted Back Coats The New Fly Front Box Coats
The New Shawl Collar Coats The Handsome Auto Coat
Eig-ger and bigger every day glows the sale of overcoats here, simply because we're show
ing the largest and finest seleotion in the tri-cities. Here are all the coats as listed above,
with a special showing of the new shawl collar chinchilla overcoats, with belts at $25 and
$28. New convertible collar overcoats, full length auto coats. 48 inches long. The hand
some new Enblish toppers. Fly front and the button through styles. Double breasted box
coats. All new materials.
Don't make a particle of difference how much you want to pay for an overcoat, because
whether you have $10 or $40, you'll get the best value for your money. Among the models
you'll see such makes as Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Society Brand, Yorkshire, Clothcraft and
others as well. We sell you an overcoat on the guaranteed satisfaction basis and even after
you buy a coat and are not entirely satisfied with it, we will cheerfully refund your money.
That's why more men are coming here than ever.
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Display of O'Coats
CANAL TOLLS ARE
SETTLED BY TAFT
Washington. Nov. 15. President
Taft Usued a proclamation fixing the
ruin that the foreign shipping of the
world shall pay fir passage through
th Faxama car.al.
The proclamation, made under au
thority of the caual act. passed by con
gress In August, establishes a mer
h.uit Tense! rate f 11.20 per net
ton of actual carrying capacity, with
a reductiou of 40 pt-r cent on ships
The provisions of the proclamation
re as follows:
On merchant vessels carrying pas
sengers or cargo, $1 TO per net vea
fcel ton each 100 cubic feet of actual
On vessels In ballast without pa
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sengers or cargo 40 per cent less than
the rate of tolls for Teasels with pas
sengers or cargo.
Upon naval Tesaels other than trans
ports colliers, hospital ships and sup-j
p'y ships, 50 cents per displacement ;
Upon army and navy transports, col
liers, hospital ships and supply ships
, $1.20 per net ton, the Tesaels to be
j measured by the same rules as are
I employed In determining the net ton
' naie of merchant vessels.
The secretary of war will prepare
j and prescribe such rules for the
' measurement of Tesaels and such reg
; ulations as may be necessary and
I proper to carry this proclamation into
full force and effect.
American coastwise shipping was
exempted from toll payment by con
gress. It was to this provision of
the act that Great Britain diplomat
ically protested, but no reference to
the Incident was made In the presi
American naval Teasels are exempt
ed without specific mention either in
the act of congress or the proclama
tion because the authorities, believed i
it unnecessary tp explain the useiess
ness of payment from its navy depart
ment pocket to the one belonging to
the treasury department. j
The raves named in the prodama-
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS Friday. November is. mi
tion are practically the same as those
which will be In force at the Suez
canal next year.
The president based his declaration
of rates upon the report and investi
gation of Professor Emery R.' Johnson
of the University of Pennsylvania, an
expert designated by executive order
for the task.
According to Professor Johnson's re
port to the president, also made pub
lic, the Panama canal should be upon
a self sustaining basis in 20 years.
It should compete successfully with
the Suez route for the traffic of Europe
with South American west coast points
and with New Zealand, but cannot be
expected to compete successfully for
Europe's trade to the far east.
Taking the estimatesVof the canal
commission for expenses of operation
and maintenance of the canal and for
the improvements held to be neces
sary at the end of a decade, Professor
Johnson figures the rate per net ton
can be reduced at the end of 10 years
Even with this rate, which, he says.
probably will correspond closely with
the rate that may then be enforced
through the Snez canal, the United
States will obtain enough revenue
from foreign Tessels to pay all fixed
charges, provide a sinking fund of
one per cent to retire the Panama
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canal bonds, and still find a pearly j
The Johnson report shows that a
foreign traffic of about 9,000,000 tons
may be expected through the canal
during its first two years of opera
tion; a traffic of more than 11,000,000
tons in 1920 and 14,000,000 tons in
The report goes Into all phases of
the canal tolls question. Professor
Johnson's defense of the $1.20 rate
for merchant vessels is based on sev
eral grounds. It, reads in part as fol
lows: "A toll of $1.20 per net ton on
loaded merchant vessels and a reduc
tion of 40 per cent from the standard
rate in the case of vessels in ballast'
will place the Panama canal and its I
rival, the Suez canal, upon an equal
"The Panama canal must compete
with the Suex route for the commerce j
of the eastern seaboard of the United j
States and of the Atlantic-North sea
ports of Europe with the orient east
cf Singapore. For voyages between
the eastern ports of the t-urted States
and the orient, fuel expenses via
Panama will be less than by way of
Suez; and, with eqial tolls at each
canal, the Panama oute will readily
secure the traffic.
"It is not to be expected that much
In men's and boys' suits we have the call easily in the tri-cities. Here are the latest Nor
fclks in blues and browns, English suits, and many others in finest materials at from $15
to $35. Special showing of our Duplex two pants suits in pure wool materials and hand
some styles at $5 and $6.50. New boys' Norfolks and double breasted styles, finest tailor
ed boys' suits on the market, some as low as $3.50, others up to $12.50. This is the real
economy center for parents who want the best at saving prices.
See our great showing of men3 and boys' sweater coats at from $1 to $6.50. Military col
lar styles, $2.50 to $5. Shawl collar styles, $4.50 to $6. Boys' sweater coats with mili
tary collar at $1 to $1.50. Men's colors, gray, maroon, tan. blue and cardinal. New mack,
ir.aw coats, the latest thing, grey, brown and tan plaids, some with shawl collars, some com
bination, at $7.50 to $8.50. Staley underwear, best on the market, at $2 to $7 per suit.
Other good makes at from $1 to $5.50. New showing of Cheney silk ties. See them.
of the commerce of Europe with the
Pacific seaboard of Asia can be di
verted to Panama from its present
route via Suez. Distances are less
via Suez; and, with the exception of
voyages from north Europe to Japan
and return, the fuel expenses axe low
er by way of Suez.
"A Panama toll of $1.20 per net ton
will not unduly burden the commerce
served by the canal. The costs of
transportation between the two sea
boards of the United States will be
reduced several times the amount of
the toll; and for the commerce of the
eastern seaboard of the United States
with western South America and with
Australia, the economies effected by
the Panama canal will largely ex
ceed the toll suggested.
"Nor will a toll of $1.20 per net ton
Eeriously restrict the use of the canal
by European countries. For the com
merce of Europe with Chile and with
New Zealand, the saving resulting
from the shortening of the time of
voyage via Panama as compared with
the Straits of Magellan, would not
warrant the payment of tolls of $1.20
per net vessel ton for using the
Panama canal; but the fuel expenses
via Panama will be so much iess than
via Magellon as to make the canal
route preferable even with tolls of ! called t lrivcBiiKte alleged legislative
$1.20 per net ton. I "jraft" in Wayne county has be,im
"The normal growth of traffic of the i delibeiations. Jude Mandell i-re-Panama
canal will not be Interfered : s.-nted these subj.-cts for In vesication:
with by a toll of $1.20 per net, ton. i Scandals in municipal politics, i.f
The tonnage of shipping using the f'-nHes against election laws, unlawful
Suez canal has increased rapidly, the combinations In repaint of trade; pol
growth of traffic having been about Hies in the handling of Ire, milc and
70 per cent during the last 10 years, ' foodstuffs, and tretipa sing up ju ub
although the tolls at the opening of i.c property.
the decade were $1.74 per net ton and j
in lyii zi.30 a higher rate than is
recommended for Panama."
In the president's proclamation the1
rate upon war vessels was fixed at 50
cents a displacement-ton, and Profes
sor Johnnon had this comment to ,
"The tolls upon merchant vessels
should be fixed low enough to en-
able the Panama canal effectively to
promote the commerce of the United '
States and the world; but the United'
States government is not called upon ,
to make the Panama canal toils upon
warships low for the purpose of light
ening the naval burdens of foreign '
countries. In sending their warships i
through the Panama canal foreign na-1
tions should Day tolls hiirh enough to!
cover costs and risks Incurred by the,
Detroit The grand jury recently
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days and Fridays. Light
lunches and oyster stews
j served. 2736 Fifth avenue.
3 West 1709.