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THE AKGrUlS i PBIDAY, MAY (5, 1892.
I partial reason ror tneir aomry to sen as
cheaply as before the increase of the
Second tarifli. When we consider that this de
I cline of prices of wool is equivalent to a
. Mivir or of nnward of thirtv-two cents in
Publisher. I everj jjound of manufactured cloth we
.v. trn- An "y 11 u oe ine wnoie reason, uere
frtlifthed Daily and Weekly at 1621
Avenue, Bock Inland. Ill
J. W. POTTER,
is a J retty mixture of facts and fancies,
but t aen if every tariff advocate would
All communications 01 a critical or ancumvuw
rd n;C.Uibed "hi ro-. s-S-cS stick to facts their cause would Buffer
article, will be printed oyer fictitious e'gnatnrcs. badlj .
Anonymous communication not noticed. I -f. - f1 . -,
Correspondence rohci.ed from every township
In bock Island count v.
Fbixat. Mat 6, 1892.
THE KENSINGTON REFORM CLUB OF
they Give the Facts la Their Ova TJnea
of Labor and Totnt Out the Remedy,
I .Th'y Free Raw Materials
The following is a part of the petition
sent to congress by the Kensington Re
form club of Philadelphia, an organiza
tion composed entirely of workmen in
the highly protected textile industries:
While labor is the most directly in
terested in the arrangement of tariff
schedules it has been customary for
those who have favored high protective
duties to turn a deaf ear to its appeals de
spite their protestations of solicitude for
the welfare of the toilers. The clamors
f those who find a special interest in
high duties, having the time and means
to besiege the doors of congress, have
not been unheeded. The fat they fried
out of the workingman enabled them
to render special service to the partisan
machine, and thus they could make
their weight felt far better than the
Now, however, that there is once
more an opportunity for labor to be
heard upon an equal footing with the
capitalists, we, the Kensington Reform
club, as an organization composed of
working men in every branch of the
textile industries, send greeting to the
friends of fairplay and honest and equal
government, with a prayer for the im
mediate passage of a free wool bill now
under consideration in the house, whic h,
while it may not fully meet our desires,
is yet a measure offering great relief to
the whole people.
The labor in the woolen industries has '
never been in so depressed a condition
as in the past year. The carpet indus
try was never so demoralized. Wages
have been reduced both in a direct way
and by the various suterf nges called ad
justments, readjustments and fines, and
yet the cost of living has been percepti
bly increased until the condition of
labor is well nigh unbearable. Employ
ment has grown more unsteady, many
. that 1 he materials 01 manufacture are
not leteriorating. They dare not put
I taeir workingmen on the stand to tes
. tify t thia under oath, for they would
j fully corroborate the statements made
to your honorable committee of ways
and means by the wool consumers' com
mitter (themselves manufacturers) that
, the McKinley law has promoted largely
tthe alnlteratioa of woolen manufac
tures. It is only necessary to state on
fact ti slow the falsity of their claim.
Republican ticket witn large cxmcnou
tions, and I have no doubt the adminis
tration knows what it is about.
The claim that goods have not been
made higher by the McKinley law I am
able to deny with emphasis after a
practical experience of several days in
purchasing all classes of importations,
as well as home goods. In many cases
the quality of goods is degraded in or
der not to show increased cost. In other
cases expensive goods are dropped from
the counters of the wholesale houses,
and cheaper articles are substituted and
introduced as a "change of style." It is
but a poor subterfuge to make the poor
consumer think he is paying no more for
the same articles he purchased a year
ago. I do not think any buyer is deceived.
HOW IT ENDED.
riie Modern Courtship of Caleb Blnkley
and Maria Sutton.
Foi fifty years Caleb Binkley and
Maru Sutton had lived neighbors in a
!y- If all the wool in the country, domestic double house on a pleasant street of a
to and imported, outside of that used for J little old New England village. Th
carpels, were made up into pure wool
lens, there would be only about 80,000
800 pounds of cloths, dress goods, blank
ets, hitts and numerous other articles for
our 61,000,000 people, or a little over l1
had grown up together there, and they
had seen all the members of their fami
lies carried to the graveyard on the hill,
leaving them alone in their houses.
For twenty years they had lived thus.
pounds for each individual. What sane and their days went by peacefully and
man lelieves that 80,000,000 pounds will happily.
cover all the goous that are sola to the One morning
in May, Caleb was in
public as all wool American manufac- the garden kick of his house, prodding
get th it they have learned to manufac
ture wool by putting cast off clothing
throuirh a chemical process which eats
up all but the wool, and this residue is j
recarded and used to mix with other
wool, but as the chemicals have eaten j for our benefit, don't it?" remarked Ca
the life out of it, there is no practical' leb, dragging a tangled weed from his
differ nee between it and cotton. hoe handle. 1
t Wit i reference to the difference be- "Yes, Caleb, I guess it shines down
tween American and foreign wages we on my side about like it does on vours."
are p-epared to prove that in many Caleb looked nr at the blue skv for a
away . with his hoe, and Maria was in
hers fixing a flower bed.
It's a fine morning, Maria," called
Caleb across the fence.
"Beautiful," said Maria.
"Seems ez ef the sun was shining jest
, branches our rates are even below Eng-
1 lish rates, and the same is true even of
actual earnings. The rate paid now for
, woolen weaving in the Huddersfield
'(England) district varies from 1 cent
for 8 picks for plain work to 1 cent for
6 picks for fine work, with extra pay
, for extra heddles, extra colors, extra
, beams, while the highest rate paid in
. this co tntry is 1 cent for 5 picks, but no
extras, which levels it down to the high
est Ei glish rate; but there are very
many mills in this country, in fact
most of them, that pay only 1 cent for
8 picks and less. Thus for 60 pick work
me ji'iisu race is irom o1 j cents per
yard to 10 cents per yard, extras to be
added, while the American rate is 6 to
12 cents with no extras. If the Ameri
can weaver earns more monev than the
moment and then walked over to the
"I say, Maria," he said, 'Tve been
thinkin about takin down this fence.
Your pa and mine put it up here forty
year ago, but 'twan't never much use
What do you say to takin it down?"
"Might ez well ez not, I guess, Caleb,"
assented Maria, without changing her
A minute or two later Caleb, with an
ax in his hand, was back again.
"Maria," he said, "I guess ef a thing
hez got to be done it might ez well be
done right off, hadn't it?"'
"I guess it might, Caleb."
Maria went on with her digging, while
Caleb hewed and chopped at the wooden
i!ence. and at last the work was drne.
It'll make good firewood, Maria," he
English in a week it is simply because 1 said, as ho surveyed the wreck, "and if
he works faster and turns out more
J The stubborn perversity and dishon
I esty of the protectionist is nowhere bet
1 ter seen than in their steady refusal to
correct the most glaring inconsistencies
and mischievous discriminations of their
working but partial time, while 1
i 1 c i tariff h.ws, even after their attention has
ter to one-half time. This is no idle
talk, but the result of
it is one of the missions of our organiza
tion to intelligently watch the effects of
legislation upon labor, and we may here
add that there has never been an increase
in tariff rates that was not almost im
mediately followed by reduction of
wages. This is surely contrary to what
was promised as the result of the tariff
law passed by the last congress, and is
It surprising to find workingmen realiz
ing that they have been fooled once too
If, as has been asserted in congress
recently, the manufacturers do not need
or want a high tariff, and it is
been repeatedly drawn to them, and
trmv ilnna.'l Tirt A ini tlinm Ojii iu Mm
m.eatigation, as j 1Ha,,r;Tr;rirlt;n-i nrr-ninct .n.riiTi ,n,iT,n
facturers involved in the adjustment of
the dunes between the raw materials
and the finished products, and the other
is the placing of a heavier tax upon the
poor Iran's necessities than uion the
rich min's luxuries. We called their
attention to these points as far back as
the spring of 1SS6, anil the protection
ist National Woolen Manufacturers' as
sociation pointed out substantially the
same errors in their letter to the secre
tary of the treasury in the fall of 1885,
and yet in the makeup of the McKinley
goj j law this infernal piece of injustice was
lv for th lfir of lai- tW not. only retained, out maae worse man
ml w .m-vj S.UV.U Hlt4C
This shows that they had no idea
is not th KliThtsr imTuvl
oo-rmr w,, w.i; :of perfHrtinganact of justice inavi
since the trpntlmpn -hn mnW t hi. .c . ciously determined
sertion still oppose a reduction, the
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certainly justified in praying that those .ao11 iT.v f
kind souls may stop their benevolent en- to hose f XZ the
deavors to raise wages by law. which mide l the - .
- i i no r y hi TirniofTi.nnuT -m o titi m
ers now is mat me Mcivinley law be let
you'll tell me where you want your half
put 1 11 pile it up for you handy."
"It looks summat strange nut to see a
dividhi line between us, don't it. Caleb?"
she remarked as she stood up and looked
across both gardens.
"I was noticin that uiyseft, Maria," he
said quietly. J
" 'Twan't no use," was it?" she in
quired, doubtfully gazing at the fence
prone on the earth.
"Nevjr was," he answered. Then he
came nearer. "Ain't much more use in
two ieople livin in two houses either, is
there, Maria?" he said.
"None that I can see, Caleb," she re
sponded, with a faint glow of color in
her cheeks and neck.
Caleb seemed to le trying to swallow
something that would not go down. He
attempted to speak and failed, and then
he tried to go to her and that was an
ignominious failure also. At last he
made a successful effort at speech.
"Maria," he said, pulling himself up
straight, "where do you want your half
of the old fence piled?"'
"Caleb," she almost whistiered as she
came and laid her hand on his arm, "pile
few masters. In fact, it appears to them it up with yours." W. J. Lampton in
to be a pleasure to 6hift the burdens of ; Detroit 1 reo .Press.
they can't do, and set about raising them
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ui mo uiLiis, h uilu lutj can uo, ana u , , j ii:
they will only give to the workmen that tone 19,do;nS th manufac-
which thev otherwis hva to th rtT, i tureTS. P"eat deal of Jet in the
machine the workers will be able to buy
more clothes and thus make more work
for the mills.
We here reiterate the fact that the
greater cause for the inability of the
American manufacturers to compete
with their foreign rivals is because of
the unjustifiable tax on the raw materi
als, and not the differences in wages,
and that this tax amounts to from three
to five times more than the entire wages
account in the product. It is needless
for gentlemen to imagine that they can
foreveT foci the workingman by their
expressions of solicitude for wages while
yet willing and anxious to bear the
enormous burden of this unnecessary
tariff tax on the raw materials. To the
workingman of ordinary intelligence
this looks like trying to find excuses for
the further reduction of wages, for so
long as they can be made to believe that
their wages are princely as compared
with the wages of workmen on the other
Bide of the water, they may be induced
to submit to reductions without know
ing that they are rapidly nearing the
level of the "pauper labor of Europe."
Workingmen are praying deeply just
now that their protectionist friends may
stop awhile their hard labors to raise the
wind by tariff laws, so as to take time
to give their professions a practical turn
by raising wages in fact. But if we may
judge men by their actions, we are justi
fied in asserting that if these profession
al friends of labor thought that a tariff
would raise wages, they would drop it
In a recent number of The Manuf ac
turer,f the organ of the protectionist
manufacturers, its editor, in a labored
article, tried to show that the English
manufacturers were selling their goods
here as cheaply as they did before the
McKinley law went into effect, and de
ducing from that, that the foreign man
ufacturers were paying the tax for the
privilege of selling in our market. In
another article of the same number the
fact is stated that Botany tops have
declined in price in England sixteen
cents per poundt and this is given as a
fact of this there has yet to be recorded
one important instance of advancing
wages, but the instances of wages being
pared down are numerous. This is
another evidence of their false pretenses,
and . sue h indisputable facts ought to
surely be sufficient to cause labor to
open its eyes to the real purpose of its
protectionist friends a purpose to serve
the rich at the expense of the toilers of
the oui try and to impel the toilers to
rise in tieir manhood to throw off the
shakles that bind them to their insidi
We now declare, without fear of con
tradiction, that there is not a woolen
manufacturer in Philadelphia who does
not privately long for free wool, and
those w.io openly advocate taxed wool
are actuated by partisan rancor, and we
are still more emphatic in the declaration
that thtre i9 not in Philadelphia one
woolen worker out of a hundred who
would n t openly ask for free wool were
they all free from the sinister influences
of the losses. As we prefer our own
prosperi' y and bread and butter to party
success we ask for free wool first with
out reference to its effects upon parties.
' The giant Ferregus, slain by Orlando,
the nephew of Charlemagne, was twenty
eight feet high and so heavy that no horse
could be found that was strong enough to
It is said that colors passing through a
prism can be made to produce a sound, and,
as might b anticipated, red and greeE
make the loudest noises.
A Much-Married Woman.
Mrs. Fowler, f this city, was married
l&st January to her eix'h husband, and
etrasee as it may seem, five of them died
exactly two years from their marriage
day. Htr present husband has beet) sick
for the last four months with chronic
jaundice, and was given up by four of our
best pbyticUns; as a last resort be began
using Sulphur Bitters, arid yesterday told
our reporter that they bad saved bis life,
smilingly sajing that he guesied Mrs.
Fowler would be unable to take a seventh
better half for come time to come. Ei-cbanp?.
Poorer Goods and Higher Prices.
Mr. WTiiting, a congressman from
Michigan and one of the members of the
committee of ways and means of the
house of representatives, has an interest
in a large mercantile firm in St. Clarir,
Mich. Being in the business he ought
to know what effect the McKinley tariff
has had upon prices. When he was
asked, ( n his return to Washington
from Ne w York, where he had been
buying goods, what effect the high duties
have had upon prices, he Baid:
The iiaporters of New York are pro
testing with one voice against a policy of
the custcm house, which is now to exact
the higln-st possible rates of duty and to
treat all importers as dishonest and guilty
of undervaluation. I have no doubt that
the inovi ng cause is the fact that money
is needed to fall an empty treasury, but
the peop' e must pay the bills. The high
tariff now being collected encourages
America l manufacturers to support the
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EstMe of John G. Mueller, Deceased .
The undersigned having been apoointe I admin
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