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THE SUN, SUNDAY. MAY 18, 1918.
E 3
SENATE'S DELAY ON
TARIFF IRKS WILSON
TViiKM-raN Boliove It Will Pro-
rut I'flfsHijp of riim-ncy
Reform Bill.
MONTH RKKORK HKFORTIXU
Dcbiito in Senate Not Expected
t. Beirln t'ntll After Mid
dle (if July.
W.-iiinutov. May 17. Present Indl
.vtis nre ill.', ut least month will
before the I'nderwood tariff bill
v brought tip for debate In the
the I'nttnn and chemical schedules of the I
tariff Mil, Intimated in.il.is that the sub
committee will rocomtiif ml the return to
me ino n.i en !!,. n,.,.,) In ,.ttoii
manufacture ns a sort of compensation
to cotton muniifuctiirers to nMk tip for
out In manufactured cotton In the tmlff
bill.
Ilenlea Orrtlntial urltUm.
Mr. Smith took ncenHlon to deny
charges by Senator Hmoot f ruth that
In the pending bill the duties on tho flnfr
qualities) of cotton got! which are m.id
in :sew England had bim
intiti those on cheaper cotton goods
MindP inowtly In tho South. Mo declared
the ml vantage wit whollv with NVw
Kng.and.
Tho sub-eomtnltteo considering the
agrlculturnl ecliedul" has l.en dpluged
wltt 'atfpta urging that lemons be put
on th" frpp list. It wax assumed by
those opposed to the reduction of the
Iptnon duty that a tight to this end wan
being agitated by Now York Importer.
Because of this It wax said the Califor
nia and Florida Representatives will
wage their right for the duty ax vpspd
In the Wilson-Underwood bill a.s acatn.it
frpp lemon!".
INCOMES TO SUFFER,
BUSINESS MEN SAY
Continued from Second rage.
sate dniBRlsts anil nunufaeiurinK chemists:
expected, Th" annual Ir.onmp if .01 will I so pla.nl v visible that Hip debris will be
be reduced to a greater i-xtent than the ax uuteklc removed and the rnady quick,
cost of living at the Mart, but will -iJJut sharp and decisive."
i... i. . ...... ii - ,.i.. . . .. in .
US. It SO WWII HIV I'M'IH'I llUlir I.IM.
be about the same ax at present. I
After business has. udaptil llelf to tllP
1 SHOE MANUFACTURERS' VIEWS.
Th rm In tin itstiV. M.. ...im t.m
I'1'""-' I......"n..'.r.J I country Is affected.
nut I.iwit i . ""x injur)- in many
owi r ln,1ltMlfiG I. If II.U....I. . ...... I
- ...w.... s. s,up . MIIJT lUll
change the country will again Iip prosper
ou, but tho volume of business, decreased
Many extravagances now existing will b
ellinlnatxd. There will N moro )iroduorx
as many will return to tho fa.rm and thxrx
will not b tht Ineenllvp for the younu
man to leave that exists to-day.
Uur business will be Influenced to the
sm extent it th prosperity of the
'r. -idpnt Wllxon's hope that the de-f.-
v.xterdaj of the Tctiroe r.xolutloii
. fv'.ne th- CommttKo on l'inunce to
c 'arlnc would result In n x.vdy
-t t' the Senate probably will not bo
re '!
already apparent that the va
r1' is xub'comintttee.s of rmiocratx, to
n -.'b the xl.Meen xchedulcx ha i ! u ;
-i... intend to p'ruxe tho bill with .
t-.-it care The Keuernl pxppetatlon H!WII Help t Efeild f'oopei'a
i hi I'irnii (! iiuiriiiiiuf'uin in iiji
r r..f.r will t-e reconitiiendul to the full
i 'i.t-.ttPe--
T I.Midcrx do not hrlipw that tho
I' . I 'll will bp nuHlltlcil In an way
ti .' mlcht bo regarded by l'rp"id"nt I
W n hx an upxt of th Admlnlxtia-1 Wihnutov. May IT -- Seen tar of
fen 'arlff procramniP. It Ix taken for Atr, Milture Mourtn'n to-day appointed
gMn'"d that n demonstration will l 1 r'hatiex .T. Urand of Illinois ax chlt-f
1 1; d-before tho sub-eommlttcex ucainst , of the new dlelxlon of markets In tho
wool and free MUK'ar. to which the i ivpartment of AKrtnilturv. This !l-
C. J. BRAND HEADS NEW
DIVISION OF MARKETS
live MhImmN in Hitriliution
of I'arni Products.
of th prlmirle r wMrh l t drawn n
throutth lack of Information or Incorrect
Information on the purt of thes who
franvd It
Tho Hepubllcan procedure of protectln
Infant Industries was Rood, but they did
not recoKtilz that when these Industries
hue outKrown their Infancy they should
be weaned The Iipinocriits make i sim
ilar mlstakp In clinslfMiiR renl Infant In
dustries with then overgrown o-r,ilM
infant Industrlea"
A manufacturer of an articl not yet
produced In this country, when startlti
to produce In a small way, should be
protected against the difference In cost of
labor In this country and abroad until
his business ha, so increased that hit labor
cost Is reduced and the protection Is no
longer required A non-partisan tariff
board would be abl to drtermlm- when
the Industry hat, rtached the point of
efllcleney, where the reduction or remouil
of tariff protection could l madp with
out driving tin. tradf abroad once mor.
Cnalea Brother!., Wool Merchant.
Following are the views of r.iatin
Bros., wool commission merchants, Philadelphia!
Man lar r'nrrtm Itltata Witt
llsir nia: .dtantaae.
Sho" maniif.vturprs cxprexed the
following opinions about the effect of
tariff on their business;
Prratmi H. Krlth lo.
The I 'res ton U. Keith Shoe Company.
Ilrocklnn, Musi., said;
tt Is Impossible to tell how th- new
tariff bill will work out In the phoe busi
ness, but It seems to us, with the u of
American machinery operated by work
men who nrn t-nrist-ntlv IticreMsliih? tn
"We believe that should a bill such ..kill, and adopting mote and more the
the prttftoted t'uderwood bill, which pro-1 American stje nnd metho., with com
vldes for free wool, with a duty of 3S per paratlxely tnw priced labor, that even-
cent, on goods, ! paased, It will have a tually the forrltn shoe will affect seriously
very depressing effeet upon the wool rait
ing Industry of the country and the manu
facture of all textiles
"Purlng free wool under Mr rveland's
administration about one. third of the
'heep of the count! y were killed off. At
that time there was Si p-r cent protec
tion tui goods; th t.'nderwood bill gives
31 per cent, protection.
"However, th're Is one thing to be said
In the favor of the slirep raiser, a'.d tnat
Is wool Ix eare'! all ov r the world to
day lUid higher p-lcej than from 1?I t"
I'?. xo that it Is. po.slblo for 1lie wool
man to get along
he has at the present
Yale and Tonne Manufaetarlna Co.
the volume of business of the American
factories or reduee nnr labor prices to
an e,jiiallilng basis
Chicago Silrl.a1ty I n,
All offlclnl of the Chlcauo speolntty
Shoe t'ompany. Chicago, said:
I have. Ju completed an extended busi
ness trip through the South as far as New
Orleans, west to San I'ranelsco. through
the Sound ceunlr, middle West and north
to TMiluth. I found tiulne satsfaetor
for linniedlHte neul. I'liture order wire
tandard. but 1 at
om my oonerjii.
large retailers and Jobbers, to
market.
with less protection than ,,rb,lt,, y , f
sent time. Nc.erthel.ss. , h ,,.,,;..
Com., and whose general offices nre at
? Kast Fortieth "treet. New York city,
has lollowe.i close the discussion of the
nillT unestlon and has studied cardully
the (lending proposed new tariff ax affect
ing th" products n which the compan Is
interested, namely, locks of all kinds.
builders' hardware and chain blocks.
tnatist Wright Cnmpanr.
August Wright Company, el'tersbiirg,
in corns more io rajse nni n-re ,n.. . ,.,
ever before, and should the propieil Pill ,
The Yah A Towne Manufacturing b' paxsed 't is expected that many lfp
Company sends this reply to Tim Sp.v's , will sutigliterei .j this case mutton
Inquiry: ' should be cheaper for a while, but after
" the Mucks of the countrv have been reduced
The .. lom-.e Manufacturing, w ,,, nn. ..),,!, to prhn,)t t,-,e
ooiraiiy. no..c norax are ai t-iaimoro. of ,,,.,,,,. ..0nr ,trher than ever hefore,
on account of the scarcity
".Meanwhile our ports wilt ! open not
onlv to the kooiI wools of the world, hut sc how American manufacturers can
to the rags, shoddy, waste, and trash of all prt with other countries and pa the
sorts, which are mo! undesirable, as , laUirlng man the w.ag' s they ure n,w
the often bring disease with them. paying.
'From the manufacturers standpoint , doubt tf there Is any Industry where
more ne e. cimis a tore ,n its tMtute, I
therehv taking iiil conlldeti''- ltisi"ad
of restiirlns It Fund.imentMl condition"
are good,
McDonald Shoe ronipan.
MclJonuld Shoo Couipatij, T.uoma,
Wash., xald
i.iiir explanation of Ugh" lulng I-.
First, stocks In the retail stores are large
bv reason of oerluylnc, wlt the expecta
tlon of higher prlie xecnnd, the piisxlhle
radical chance In th x)pular last', fioin a
broad high toe to a narrow low t"e.
th'r.l. the uncertainty as to whut will be
tn. popular bathers In fall slnve. fouith,
prices at the high til.uk.
.1. W, l,ot c A t ii.
.1. W. U.ve & Co., Minneapolis. Minn.,
suld:
The Fntlerwood tariff bill will Increase
Imports of manufactured good Increased
Imports mean a deeieased payroll tn man
ufacturing centres. A decreased parutl
imans decreased purchas-s for cousuinp
tlon of all the neceti,. of life, including
hoes. A decr.acd pa) roll means a de
crease In the eon-utnptlou of all tn.- prod
in ts of the farm that, now tlnd maik-t in
th" matiufaiturliitf dlstrlits decrease
!n tho consumption of the products of tile
farm means that the fanner will not !
as prosperous and will buy less shots.
The, Fndernood bill Is In tavor of th"
foreign producer, and agalnt the home
produeer, both of the factory and th- farm.
A. V.. Npftleton )'nnipnn.
Said A. II. Ncttletnn Company, Syra
cuse, N. Y. :
i on- Judgment Is that tle removal of
th. tariff etitlnly from Isvits ,md slio-x
"III be the nicHiix of the Importation of
many foreign shoes into this countrv. nw
ing to th" dirferenc
pla.ti p o... who ott'i lavexLiiieut stooka
hu e l.t, "bra iiig" theine!ex by selling
nut win n'Ver t'ley ''ad a chance. The de-
cllii.. In maike: valu.x of securltlea, with
out a ihiiIc, has Ixen enormous. A prom! -h
ot in. nicer of Congress xayp he doetn't
ear. what happens to Wall Street, Prices
of this v.-ar's rllp of American wool ara
alr.nd.v on a "frie wiol" basis, but tha
owners of shee-p had no time to brc9'
th"tii-l.- against heavy losses, In our
opinion there Is plenty of trouble ahead,
but th" manufacturers will haw time for
tr!ng their wit bffore serious trotrbla
has had tlmo to develop
W.. shall know something after a yr
or two under a tariff law that redus-a Jit-t
r. venue 7fl.0OA..iiiii. with an Inooia fajl
to make up the loss, tty taking a hundred
millions out of the pockets of only M90
of our own people, while all the rest go
flee, th" Income tax will surely ba regu
lar will! Mi "i-tle'ltf.
II. II. Rarrotra.
Harrows, ,'w London, Conn.,
which t- pt untidily 50 per cent, under
norx tn ncarll- .ill the forelco countries
a., sent tnes" Mews: wh're Investigation has been ni.-ol" care.
We are of the opinion that if th I'nder- I fully In the coniparattre cost of .,b,r.
ncod tariff bill Is adopted the xhoe In- mi., t v.,.l,
dustry will (Ter cotislderabiy until the -sura . .iiphop...
rtadjustnient is p rfecteri We cannot N't" T. Stb-kney. Mihvauke. said"
mi-i T'ie pre ailing opinion of th's ni irk't
seuins to hi that foreign competition un-
Aa:ii nistratlon and tho House leaders
r ccmmltted as a matter of principle.
Senators of the two parties are con
'vinced that President Vllson recom
.mendat'.on that raw wool and sugar
s'lu'it be admitted frca will in the final
r.'v-ris prevail 1n the Senate, aa It did
in the House.
Disappointment Oter Delay.
T e certainty that th tariff bill will
re j'n In the Senate committee about
t res wfehg and possibly longer, with
-lr.sb.ihllltv that consideration In
t-o Pmocratio partv caucu- will con-, nl fconutnie stems or uistnt.ution and
s :.i stl'l another week, has caused a , marketing of farm products. Congress,
.v.) Jea' of disappointment In Admin-1 st ,," la-st regular s..s:on. made an
,,..fTi ,n ciTt.tf ' appropriation of ISii.nilO tn begin hn
T - .ielnv nn the tariff means In all ! The" business of farming Is nil
vr ,- th.. lL.nWln.r .n.l cur. Impnrtjint part of the great
Tic conclusloim thus reached by Its
managers are that while they would have
preferred a somewhat less seere reduc
tion than 41 per cent (from 46 per cent,
to 21 per cent, ad Milorem' and to have
the fact must not be overlooked that he Is uhc margin of profit Is so small in one
paying from two to three times th" ' portion to Its capital a- the manufacture
linen of the general exten- ,H-V ln two or ,nr'' Inttalinentr. they are works longer hours than he does here Can
cooperative method of hand- not Hln""' "I"1 r to fUr ,h! you expect our manufacturers to compete
etln ami distributing e.rm n"w Tx: H ,M,r .,.r,Bl- ,f ,he5r.P.r?ve not . against Slh'h odds If we are only to have
vixion wax created by the last Congrcsn
and SpO.noo was maoe available for Its
work, The work, according to a xtatejnent
to-day from Secretary Houston will be had the reduction take place, gradually
along the
slon of the
una-, marae.ing an mstnouting rarm to ,,urlmlx all concerned will be eon- I
pronucti. anu tne elimination or wiaste, i t,.nt. If experience shows them to be
los.s and unnecessary charges. Con- seriously Injurious It may fairly b as
cernlng tho new division, Secretary sumed that Congress will correct the error
Houston tald to-day: within a reasonable time and before any
"Thero ha-s been an Insietent and 1 permanent damage has Wn Inflicted
growing demand that the Government l J'"''1, ,1,H n ra,c? '"'rl- ,,'",n
...i,. ,,,. , ,,. , ,,, v, . tested no one can know whether their
take steps to help In the establishment ,,.,,. ..,n harmful nr bee.
ficlal. The company has long believed
that the present rates are needlessly high
and has favored their reasonable reduc
tion on the ground that excessive rates
tend to retard the development of busi
ness, especially In the export field.
and In some cases more, than Is paid
abroad. Take the sorter, for Instance.
who makes hr 115 and In some Instances
ISO a week, ln Kngland he makes 15 to
rT.i.r revision puis mat win pe pasxeu
1" 'he House some time In duly cmi-i,n-
be ,i at through the Senate at this
Sfff.0.1
H pe was expressed bv the Presl
.! n- s adviser a few weeks ago that
. - tt l.lll ..n..n,l 1... .1...
.aa i i a .v. . n"i f conditions of country life can b
s. :ia. t1! middle of July and that the . ,
e.-r In taat body might be persuaded
business
rtrurturp of the countrv and eeonoml
cnl methods of marketing farm prod
ucts and the supplying of farmers with
proper credit facilities at rejiwonal In
terest rates are the great practical prop, i clnnatl, writes:
leiiix that must be settled before radical The new tariff
Improvement In th social and eco-
I.odar hlnlr Maehlae Tool To.
William Lodge, prealdent of the Lodge
& Shipley Machine Tool Company, Cln-
d .wn to work on the banking
V. 1 it ,i! ,v.
T l'r- .!( nt was on.- of those who
'. n't . that th" linkln re-
. . . ' w .tild become a law at this
.-. i. I w Democrats now believe
"i. r- - ar ope of passing the Uink
r: . ; i' t time. They are prcpar
n a remain here until late in the
.iiin. r link, ling with the tariff.
Iomo--r;itio Senators are not pre-
-J to sav Just Low long It will take
- to comp'ple their tariff lalvirs Ke-
r .. .Mils predict that tne turlff tight
r. ast until late In August
' invitation of the Democratic'
T-Tiers of the Senate Finance Com-
who were taunted with "star I
a.T.bor methods" by llepubllcans in '
v ihiates of the last Week, newstiatier !
were admitted to-day to Hip hear--r.
tarhf jcheduks. which ure being
cor.-iuc.ed by the Democrats.
.No itrrordi Are Kept.
No revrds of the statements made
manufneturerx before these sub
r !.it..;:tec of the majority p.irty are
' .pt Hach witness comes to j.lead for
tariff on the particular Item In which
' ' Is Interested and has a chance, to
K-Kwer questions concerning It
The Democratx contend that this
i ip'hod fcuvet time and gives the oom
Pi. tee a good working knowledge of
t.:e cialms of the manufacturers, while
It ev iudes leolltioH) puch making and
M-.r.6cefcsary disputes beiween'inajorlty
und minority committeemen.
To fight of the Senate Democrat
C-.tt ended yesterday with the defeat of
,vie Penrose resolution, was to prevent
public hearings before the full com
n 'tee, with the llepubllcans being ac
i n-ded ijje right to cros-examlno wlt
r.ess and make it public record.
A: the Fiib-commlttpo heatings wit
.efj are merely allowed to toll thetr
et'jrtrs bnefly and the proceedings, may
I e discontlnufs-1 at uny time at the will
i f tlie Democrats.
P.epitbllcans ar hopeful that public
eplnion will force the Democrats to
' V I more extended hearinga on the.
i riff than they now plan to Rive,
l.?fo.-e u mih-commlttee of the Senate
'"onurUMee on Hnance, representatives
'' 'le big Insurance companies renewed
vdav the fiisTit they made without mio
"ti tn the. lfoit.se agalnat the Income
"x rrovlslon of the 1'nderwood tariff
Tisy h?ked particularly that the pro
rod law be so amended un to permit
them to rover under the head of oont of
maintenance, the wages and salaries of
rn":ovee.s. and officers. They set forth
(cjeh a concession was made to all
'! er rorporatlms and insisted that
'v.'ra wis no equitable reason why they
v"0-jM not b permitted to deduct from
v t earnings on which tha Income tux
-s ulrl te, levied, compennatlon p;tld to
employees and officers of Insurance
1 "Tnpa n:ss,
ft w.-ts pointed out that the compon
'alien paid to airentH la liberal, amount
"lir In some Instancea to ino pr cent,
rn the first ye.ar of premium payments
The ir.euranee rnp(i-ntatlvr also oh-.f-etf-l
to the proviflon of the bill pro
vMtng for the collection of -the incomi
ax at the source,
rionhle Tax Alleged.
They declared that huch a require
ment would enUII gre-lt expense In tho
"n'tftr of bookkeeping, it waj, aserted
' the, Incomo tax provblun u.s now
f.-sm'd doubly iacs the Insuranei
liyrifWlieH,
"We want to avoid double taxation In
v' ry'lnstanre If ptissible," said Senator
Wjiitams of Missippi, chairman of
I nt tub-committee. "Wo do not want
k 'ax unduly tho piillcyholdors. but th"
"reBntatlonx made In behalf of the
i , .tual lusuiuneo compunlp.s would up
1' to tn" im.ro siinnglv it I did not re
cii that out of thf tiiinlM that uro i.iip.
lo ed to bo dtstrlbulcd to the policy,
holders one of thpso concerns mad" a
rontrihutlon of S ISO, 000 to the liepubll
Lan Katlunul Committee."
Senator Smith of Georgia, one of
the sub-commlttee which li conaldariaat
schedule is delaying
thousands of enterprises at thlt minute,
many of which will be entirely abandoned
If schedule goes through. ,
The result In our own business will be
German and English competition In our
home markets.
As to change in cost of living and dally
nectsarles, home conditions regulate
that. The cost of a pair of Jumpers or
overalls, union made, Is ta cents; non
union made, 50 cents, an Increase of TO ,
per cent.
Tbf Mfekr niaaa Caaiaaar.
Tho opinion of S. . Richardson, Jr..,
vice-president of the Llbby Glass Com
pany. Toledo, Ohio, Is here expressed:
In my Judgment th" passing of the
attained.
"The office, of markets will as far
as possible be manned by experienced
men, Tit" cotton handling and market
ing studies will be continued and, as
quickly Jt pt-eslble, specific work with
food products will be taken up. Some- '
what better prices for the producer and
lower costs and better products for the
consumer and manufacturer are the aim 1
of the work. It Is a difficult one, but '
much good Is expected from It. Sav- (
ingx in selling and handling expense and i
reduction f loss through waste and
improper business organization will be prof.nt tariff bill will cause deprnslon tlon paramount In Its rfeCt to the flood
important features of the department's, tn all kinds of business. The cost of llv- disaster which this city has recently ex
nctivlty" I tr.X will be reduc.d, but not to the extent perlenced. the aftermath of which will be
35 per cent, protection on goods? If the
piesent bill Is passed wages must be re
dub's! considerably or many mills will
have to close down.
"When th large mill Is making good
money th" small one Is making a fair
profit; when the targe mill Is making a
small prorlt the small one Is losing money
tllve the manufacturr a chance, lt us
have a fair duty on toth wool and
woollens, then the manufacturers will be
able to keeji their mills running, give work
to thousands of employees, pay good
wage and make a fair profit.
"These are our views on the subject and.
we believe, the views of most manufac
turers, farmers and wool growers."
Darton MaaafartnrlaaT Company.
The Dayton Manufacturing Company,
Daton, Ohio, which makes all eorts
of furnishings for railroad cars, sends
this reply:
"We believe this. country will be face to
face wifh serious commercial and Indus
trial disturbances If tariff legislation such
aa hax teen passed by the House, of Rep
resentatlves Is finally enacted. Such legis
lation h now contemplated will not b re.
celved with confidence by our elllrens. a
great majority of whom heartily favor
and demand the tariff commission method
of securing adequate and reliable Infor
mation upon which to has tariff legisla
tion. "Furthermore, we believe the tariff legis
lation now proposed Instead of operating
to reduce the cost of living will bring upon
the country a period of Industrial stagna
of shes. Were It not for the enormous
volume of business done by some manu
facturers they would be forced to dose
their plants. Just as some manufacturers
IS a week and In Germany 14 to 15 andjhHVe hud to do recently on account of a
shrinkage in production. When you boll
It down to the final analysis In our opin
ion th" laboring man will bear the loss,
which will unquestionably mean a check
of prosperity fur thl nation.
II.
said:
The only danger, as It appears to me. In
thf t.w Iff situation Is this. If some of our
best miiiMiiactiirers go to Hiigtand with a
superintendent who can Instruct English
labor there and make the same shoes he
has been making here, they can hire
thr.s- men for about the pay we give one
heie. In shilling these shoes to America
our tn iioifnctiirers and shoem ikers would
be liable to siiffei.
rithlan.tlarkrr shoe Company.
rithliiu-ttarker Shoe Company, Port
land, rin . said:
We te,. If the tariff is, removed, thra
wilt b a areat many foreign shoes u,ed
In this lountry on account of the excellent
ot th- lalw.r problem, construction of them While they do not
nave the workmanship r snap tn tnetn
that the American sho'x do, they are much
superior in quality and It will only takn
a xhort time for them to embody th.eMylei
which thev do not possess.
"hir oimtre throughout the North
west Is not 'n i eooil financial condition
anvw.iv. and all the talk of free trade has)
not added, to our pro.pcrltv There seems
t'nderuno.l t.rlff bill to be a faek of eontldi"o" and fear that
tie Wniooratlc party will ruin the In
dus'tiis which ure th" most profitable
t us, namely lumber, wool and wheat
raij't g They have alresdv taken a crack
at all thre" f thee Industries, which
largely accounts for the stagnated condi
tion of the Northwest. Our rrospects for
crops art- better than they wcm a yeap
ago, which wn.s a splendid year for us, but
the trouble Is we are not getting a prlea
for our products.
Itolierls, Johnson A Hand.
Roberts, .lohnson Hand. St Louis,
Mo., eald.
Since about March 15 trade has shown
it slackening tendency. The disposition
seems to be almost universal with the
retalleis to buy from hand to month.
While orders are numerous they aio
small t'l sire We do not look for any
improvement In conditions utitU the tariff
bill Is out of the way and iuiothr crop
Is assur. d. There nre many things against
a boom In business, and the best we can
antlclpat" 's a fair volume under favor
able conditions The most pronounced
features against trade conditions appeal
to be the tailff question, the money ques
tion and the uncrtalnty of th" next
crop.
Hnrklnarhani A llrcht.
Cam an. Jimlt't tlmt fmr (Aaf rtni mf Gulf.'
Arrange for Your Summer
Telephone Early
Yi
'OU will want a telephone in your summer
home to help make the vacation brighter and
more delightful for yourself and your family.
The convenience of being able to send any kind
of a message at any time to your friends and busi
ness associates, whether they are nearby or at a dis
tance, makes the telephone an important contributor
to your vacation pleasure.
Why not arrange for your telephone now so you
can begin to enjoy it AS SOON AS YOU OPEN
YOUR SUMMER HOME?
Jutt teitphoiM or writ U our CoavoisMdaJ Office
BMrtwt your summer horn or tho Commercial
Office where yeu usually take up telephone matters.
NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY
der the terms of th
will not Hireo! nil. grades, but tm re
sult in considerable Importation of cheap
goods. It does not Seetll to 111" at this
tlni tlint these Inipoitatlotis will consti
tute any serious factor of th" boot and
shoe trad", but the eff.srt, If felt .it all,
must necessarily l felt In the price pdd
for labor.
lie Con Brother Compan.
D" Cou Bros. Company, Philadelphia,
wrote a.i follows:
Wp ar verv much opposed to th" re
moval of the present duty un hos, i,. w"
believe that the foreign shoe manufac
turers are wak'ng up to the possibility
of Increasing tbur export trade to th.s
oountrr VW htc info-med that the tor
eUn manufacturers are not only purchas
ing American machinery, but are also eni
plu.vlng American sup"ilntend"nt. and, If
this b true, they probably w'.il be strong
competitors for our manufacturers In the
near future, as their lalmr cost Is vei.v
much less than ours. Wo heev, how
ever, that the ."nioval of th" present dun
w 111 not be disastrous, us the foreign makes
of shoes (,re Inferior to ours, both in -ijl"
and workmanship. It ix ih" dutv of
statesmen to look forward lu all matters
of legislation, therefore vie believe It ex
ceeillngly unwise to remove th
footwear nt t'l" present time
Andre's- rowan A Co,
Said Andrew Cowan 4 Co.. Louisville,
Ky
FUNERAL DAY WAGES TO WIDOW.
Miners Vnxnr Plan tn Work Jnatea4
of l.alna Off,
W!i,vt:sBAf!t:K. Pa, May 17. Miner of
the anthracite fields ar Interested In a
new b.-netlt scheni" which Is being tried
by the Susquehanna cH Company,
Tor years It has been the custom In
mining circles to close down the colliery
on th day of the funeral of uny fellow
workman This plan has been expensive
to the iiimi anil to the company as well.
TI.p company suggested that the men
remain at work and give H rer cent
of ihe wages earned on that day to th
widow of th" dead workman Tin corn-
tariff on pany will add Kort to the fund.
Daniels Commend Ttto 'ary Mea.
following are the views of Bucking- j manufacturers, but competition with th
ham A Heoht, San Francisco: ; rest of th" world, which they niurt prepai"
We do not think thr effect of the Under- I to fac". Involve- more than whetting their
wood bill will be of any moment upon the ' wit, already ground ta a rar.or .dg". Can
tioot and shoe Industry. Judging from th" they grind several per cent off the pre.cnt
amount of shoes that this country Is now scale of wages" If they nr.- .omtielled to
exporting. There Is a sagging In th" bring wages down to the 1 ve of those
business of our Industry, hut we do not paid English and (Jermnn l ilior there
attribute It to the problematical bad effect will be hot times In the old shoe towns. Th"
In eonseriuetieo of the duty being taken chairman of the Ways and Means Com-
off of shoes. We believe th" sagging Is mltte Is reported to hae xald that the
more on account or adverse legislation of country hat
Congress and Hate legislators. It appear
ing that th" present trend of Nglslstlon
Wssinv.iov.. Mav IT Secretary Daniel
has written letters of commendation to
ree leather should benertt lar- shoe I Robert c. Mi hire, chief machinist's mate,
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ftilo I.Sm'-I.' eruiiipa, ni--i o'lioei oil lilt?
iletrover lbirrovs, for their conduct In
th" collision between thai vessel and tha
destroy, r innien on Mnrh .1 olT tho
i oast of Cuba
evonondc change1
concerns will go down
Cuba it liunhosl rnt for Indication.
Wahiii.ni.ton-. May IT -The Navy De
partment h.i been notified that the Cuban
gunboat Cuba will attend the dedication
of the Maine monument at New York on
hmreri" llself o in...., the ' i tie t ima win latin a pany oi nieti
braced Itself .o meet th - 1()r ,,e purade and ccremonie Practical)
iges and o:il th" sm..l ,," e,,ir.. .t,,i,j,. fleet w ill be at New Vork
Thousand of the ' tint du
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Summer Time
is Music Time
At the shore, in the mountains, or at home for all
of ns, wherever wc are, music is one of the greatest
aids to summer-time enjoyment.
Music fills the long summer evenings and adds new
romance to soft, moonlit nights. Music breaks like
sunshine into the stormy day with delightful concerts,
musicals and porch dances. And especially for those
of us w ho nre "stay-at-homes," music is the important
"something to do," for our recreation hours.
What does it matter if no member of the family
plays?
The Pianola Piano
Makes real musicians of us all enables everyone of us to
play as though our own ten lingers were the most talented fin- -gers
in the world.
The Pianola Player-piano will open a whole new world of
pleasure to you. And right nou; this summrr, you can enjoy
it most.
Prices from $550
Kasy motiUjJy payments as low asf3,."i0 n.wcrk, if desired.
The genuine Pianola Pianos arc the Sttinway, Sterk,
Wheelock, Stujivesant, Stroud and famous J? eber,nr
sale in Manhattan only at Aeolian Hall.
THE AEOLIAN COMPANY
29-31-33 West 42nd Street
AeoKan Hall
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