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The Job department of the Pniss Is complete and affords facilities for doing the best class of Work. PAHTICULAB ATTENTION PAID TO LAW PRINTING. No paper will be discontinued until arrear ages are paid, except ai the optlou of the pub* usher. Papers sent out ot the county must be paid lor in advance A Sponge Garden. A beautiful effect may be obtained by means of a damp sponge and a few seeds. Take a large piece of coarse sponge and cut it in any shape de sired. Then soak it in water, squeeze half dry and sprinkle in the openings red clover seed, millet, barley, grass, rice, oats—any or all of these. Hang the sponge in a window where the sun shines at least part of the day.— Country Life in America. Essential to Matrimony. The inhabitants of the Green islands, in the China sea, are largely engaged in diving for sponges. No girl there marries until she has shown skill in bringing sponges from the depths. In some of the islands the father of a marriageable daughter bestows her upon the most successful diver —he who can stay under water and bring up the biggest load of sponges.— Woman's Life. Riches and Real Worth. Riches are for the comfort of life, not life for the amassing of riches. I asked a wise man: "Who is the for tunate and who is the unfortunate man?" He replied: "He is the for tunate who sowed and reaped, and he the unfortunate who died and enjoyed rest. Offer no prayer in behalf of that, worthless wretch who did nothing but spend his life in the accumulation of wealth which he used not." Attractiveness. A magnetic personality is often more powerful than ability, and is often, very often, placed in the balance against it. It. is therefore advisable to exert oneself to the utmost to cul tivate that wonderful charm to the highest degree, and she who lias it not is not so much to be pitied as blamed, for it is, more or less, within the reach of all.—Woman's Life. Girt In. It is not to die, nor even to die of hunger, that makes a man wretched. Many men have died; all men must die. Hut it is to live miserable, we know not why; to work sore, and yet gain nothing; to be heart worn, weary, yet isolated, unrelated, girt in with a cold, universal laissey faire. —Thomas Carlyle. What Gifts to Give. The different wedding anniversaries and gifts appropriate are: First year, cotton; second, paper; third, leather; fifth, wooden; seventh, woolen; tenth, tin; twelfth, silk and fine linen; fif teenth, crystal; twentieth, china; twenty-fifth, silver; thirtieth, pearl; fortieth, ruby; fiftieth, golden; seven ty-fifth, diamond; eighty-fifth, radium. Truth Versus Fiction. The mother-in-law is generally kind and indulgent; the landlady is more than solicitous about your welfare; the street-car conductor does not knock down fares; policemen do not goto sleep on their beats; there is no such thing as a gentleman burglar. Think it over. His Suggestion. Tommie was about to have a chil dren's party. "Mother," he said thoughtfully, "it won't look well for me to be stuffing myself when those other kids are here. How will it be if I eat my share before they come?" —Harper's Bazar. Result of Mince Pie Nightmare. After eating three pieces of mince pie, Albert Allen of Chicago went to sleep, and, dreaming that a man he was gambling with was cheating, he got his revolver, intending to shoot the gambler, but instead fired a bullet into his wife's head. Loquacious Britons. As a nation and as indivduals we are stifT"ring from acute verbosity. Everybody talks too much, says far more than is necessary, and a great deal more than is wise.—Lady's Pic torial Magazine, London. Analysis of Argument. "Dar is two kinds of arguments," said Uncle Eben, "dem in which you is tryin' to enlighten somebody an' dem in which you is tryin' to fool somebody." A Fashion Note. " 'Ecclesiastical' gown's the thing," says a writer on the modes. For ladies, of course, who make a religion of following the fashion. —New York World. WILL CLEAR THE AIR ONE GOOD THING TO COME FROM PRESENT TARIFF DEBATE. Will Put an End to Extravagances of Party Orators in Discussing the Question —Fairer Attitude Must Follow. Mr. Underwood paid in tin house re cently: "Although we occasionally find a free trader within the ranks of the Democratic party, the great rank and file of the party do not favor the doc trines of free trade." For a full quarter of a century our public men, in discussing the tariff, have dealt much in extravagances. In some cases what was said was meant. In other cases the discourses were col ored to catch votes. # An orator advocating a protective tariff has often warned his hearers in something like these terms: "The Dem ocratic party stands for free trade. Its desire is to abolish ail trade barriers, and open American markets to all the products of other countries without condition. That means ruin for us. Under such conditions many of our industries would goto the wall, and the wages of such of our laborers as still held jobs would be reduced to starvation figures. Beware of theorists. The protective tariff is a century old. We began with it. Our affairs are socketed in it. To abolish, or even radically to change, it would bring wholesale and widespread disaster." An orator advocating a tariff for revenue only has often said in effect: "The Republican party, if it dared, would build a Chinese wall around trade in this country. It, would shut out the foreigner entirely. It is the foe of competition. It has created the great trusts, and by them is managed. It dare not touch the tariff in the way of benefit to the great majority of the people. In campaign years its coffers are filled with trust money; and thus bought it stays bought when the tariff is taken up for action. The only way to increase our trade is to make it as free as possible, and you must look to the Democratic party for such action. Elect a Democrat president, and give him the support of a Democratic con gress, and the tariff question will be dealt with in a way to bring it to a strictly revenue basis. Protection is a fraud in theory and in practice." Mr. Underwood declares that free traders are not numerous in the Dem ocratic party. Then there must be many Democrats who accept in one form or another the principle of protec tion. And that we all know to be true. Mr. Gorman demonstrated the fact 15 years ago, and we see to-day Demo crats, north, south, east and west, ma neuvering to share in the protection bill now under consideration in the house. Are Chinese-wall Republicans more numerous than free trade Democrats? Probably not. At any rate they are not in numbers in evidence now. The Payne bill lacks a great deal of being a Chinese wall, and amendments which would make it so would stand no chance for adoption. If the present tariff debate puts an end to the old terms of the discussion, and brings out in clear lines the actual attitude of the two parties on this most important subject, we shall all have reason to be thankful, and future dis cussions will be the fairer and more, intelligent. The Tariff as a Local Question. How local a question the tariff is has repeatedly been shown since 1880 and is now being shown. It is local to Louisiana, where sugar is produced; to South Carolina, where rice and sea island cotton are produced; to Ala bama and Tennessee, where coal and iron ore are mined; to the west, where hides are a factor; to Texas, where wool is a factor; to New ling land, where finished products of many kinds are in evidence. Turn where you may, and, 10, the tariff confronts you. The tariff is like Charley's friend. You can't lose it. But out of Ihe local question grows the national question, as the nations* government grew out of the union of the state governments. The states compromised in order to establish a needed national strength and au thority. No one of them got all it de sired under the compact, but all were benefited. Just so with the tariff ad justed to national needs. No state gets all it asks for in the shaping of the schedules, but all get something and all are benefited. The local ques tion and the national question are harmonized, and we have a tariff cal culated at once to raise revenue and protect American labor against, low' wagep and deserving American indus tries agninst destructive foreign com petition The debate in congress opens prom isingly. There will bo at least two months of !t, and the result should be a measure fair alike to produce!* and consumer, and a compromise of their conflicting desires. Growth of Protection Sentiment. Selt-int errst quickens and enlarges the Intelligence. What is called the pocket nerve is the same everywhere. It has neither sex, creed nor politics. That protection which encourages and builds up, making grass grow where none grew before, and two blades grow where only one grew before, looks as good to ihe business men of the south of to-day as a free trade proposition ever did to the southern planters of 00 and 80 years ago. The cry has changed from the greatest good to f.ne industry to the greatest good to the greatest numh"r of industries. The south now has many industries. And oven cotton benefits from protection. CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1909. LABOR MEN IN OPPOSITION Fear Result of Tariff Cut in Iron and Steel Schedules Provided by New Bill. Opinion Is beginning to crystallize on specific proposals of the tariff bill. As coining events cast their shadows before, some of the more potent ex pressions of opinion, pro and con, may serve to foreshadow the inevitable modifications of the bill in the final enactment. To the wise provision for free hides no opposition worth mentioning haa as yet developed. The fact has been pretty well drilled into the public mind that the real beneficiaries of this burdensome duty 011 a raw material this country is inadequately supplied with are the packers, not the stock men and farmers. The packers are abundantly able to thrive without this duty on a byproduct of their immense industry which hits the whip hand in the world's markets. The free hides provision will be incorporated in the new tariff law. The provision in the bill threatened now with the most powerful opposi tion is the deep cut in the steel and iron schedules; and the most effective element, in this opposition is the or ganized steel workers. If President Buffington of the Illi nois Steel Company and Charles M. Schwab are correct in their computa tions, and in their deduction there from that this cut would necessitate a cut in steel wages to enable our manu facturers to compete against low for eign labor cost, why, the proposed schedule violates the principle of schedule measure in the party plat form. The measure of legitimate protec tion is there stilted to be approximate ly the difference in cost of production (mainly labor cost) here and abroad. A schedule that would compel a wages cut on the sheer comparative labor cost proposition is not a legiti mately protective schedule; and the party is not committed by its platform to any such Democratic folly. That a tariff rate" must at least be amply sufficient to protect American artisans in their American wages and standard of living against the com petition in their own markets of the products of foreign cheap labor is the cardinal principle of the Republican protectionist doctrine. It will be ad hered to. Whether the proposed cut in the steel schedules violates this principle remains to be demonstrated by the men of facts and figures in the steel business. How labor regards it is im pressively shown in the statement just made by the officials of the Amal gamated Steel and Iron Workers: "The tariff bill presents so many and drastic reductions in the iron and steel schedule as to be viewed with alarm by the workingmen employed in those industries included in the iron and steel schedule, and other in dustries dependent thereon, especially at this time following a long period of depression." Working of the Proposed Tariff Law. The new tariff law should cheapen materials for steam and street rail road building. It. will surely tend to prevent lumber and paper from ris ing, as they otherwise would, with the cutting down of the forests. Boots and shoes and all leather goods ought to be either lower in price or better in quality, or both. Coffee, remaining on the free list, will still further strengthen its position relatively to tea, which is to be taxed eight cents a pound. The great and growing pop ularity of cocoa will hardly be checked by the small increase in the duty on that luxury. Textiles, pottery and many finished products of iron and steel remain little affected. Barley is to pay half the present duty, while beer is not touched. Few Striking Novelties in Bill. It cannot be said that the schedules submitted in the Payne tariff bill con tain striking novelties. The most radi cal changes are in the tariff 011 iron and steel and their products, on lum ber and wood pulp and paper, and on chemicals and certain food staples, such as tea, cocoa and lemons. Hides goon the free list with iron ore. And wood pulp—if from countries levying 110 export tax. The changes in the tariff on metals are almost all down ward. as has been expected, but they are not severe enough to revolution ize industrial conditions in this coun try or cripple great American inter ests. In iron and steel, for example, they have been discounted already. Quick Action Seems Likely. There is a strong and general desire in the business community to get the new tariff schedules established as soon as possible, to the end that com merce and industry may know ex actly where they stand. This feeling is reflected 'by the pressure from the White House which will be felt in fa vor of prompt action in both houses of congress. Senators and represent atives themselves, being desirous of escaping from Washington as early as circunr.itanoos may permit, with the long session ahead next winter, will be in the mood to compromise differ ences and advance tbe tariff bill rap idly. Held in Abeyance. The income tax proposition, it Is stated, will be held in abeyance pend ing a short experience with the new tariff law without it. If by next win ter experience shows that more rev enue is necessary, then congress will be asked to find the money in that quarter. A nine months' discussion of the subject should prove very inter esting. A difference of opinion will appear in both parties, and it would be idle to speculate on the result at this time. (Pennsylvania [Happenings Harrisburg. Fish Commissioner Meehan says that the state has set out 9,000,000 trout fry this season. This number is larger than last year and the fry were distributed all over the state, special efforts being made to care for localities which were af fected by drought last summer. Canonsburg.—ln recognition of their services as nurses at the time of the Marianna mine explosion last Novem ber, Mrs. Charles Dewalt of Canons burg, Miss Ella Hayward, Miss Laura Hayward and Miss Margaret McVlcker of Monongahela were presented with purses by the officials of the Pittsburg & Buffalo Co. Kittanning.—While eating * from a manger, a horse belonging to R. K. Mitchell resented being petted and bit an ear off Mitchell's 9-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. The child was taken to the Kittanning general hos pital, where her condition is serious from shock and loss of blood. The horse, after tearing the ear from the child's head, it. Harrisburg. The statue of the late United States Senator M. S. Quay will occupy a commanding position in the rotunda of the new State Capitol. The house of representatives, by a vote of 104 to 49, concurred in the senate res olution instructing the board of public grounds and buildings to accept the statue from the commission appointed by Gov. Pennypaeker and to erect it in the rotunda. Washington.- The results of the ex aminations for mine foremen and fire bosses held at Monongahela last week, have just been announced. Of the 35 men who took the examination for mine foremen, A. M. Harper, Bellver non; John Carroll, Monongahela; Lewis Anderson, VanVoorhis, and Dennis A. Kerwin, Elizabeth, were successful. Sixty-one took the exam ination for fire boss and 16 passed successfully. These 16 will be given an additional oral test next Monday at the Naomi mine. Tyrone.—Gerald, the youngest son of Edward Lower, accidentally cut his mouth by falling 011 a tin toy, and, in spite of all that medical aid could do, he bled to death. This is the fam ily's third child that has bled to de&th in three years. Ralph, aged 2. fell down a flight of stairs and received a small cut on his face. The flow of blood could not be stopped and he died. A year ago Jessie, aged 2, fell and cut her head on the sharp edge of a wooden block. Site also bled to death. Physicians say that the Lower family's blood is in such a c on dition that it fails to coagulate when it comes iu contact with the air. Four other relatives of the Lower family have bled to death. Franklin. —Mrs. Lillian Sutton, who was recently removed as matron of the county farm, had a hearing 011 a charge of embezzling property of the county. A former employe of the county home testified that County Commissioner H. H. Baumgardner was supplied with'two pounds of butter every week for two years from the county farm and provided with large quantities of vegetables. The com missioner, it was said, got many articles for a wedding anniversary dinner at the county farm. The wit ness alleged Mrs. Sutton had dresses made from conuty dress goods. Mrs. Sutton denied the charges, but she was held for trial at court. Homer Sutton, the deposed steward, was held for court 011 a charge of attacking an inmate of the home. Harrisburg.— With the exception of a new school law the leg islature of 1909, which has just come to an end, did not enact any notable legislation. A feature of the session was the election of two United States senators —Boies Penrose of Philadel phia, being elected to succeed him self, and George T. Oliver of Pitts burg, being chosen to succeed Phil ander C. Knox. Far above anything else in import ance was the passage of the school code bill. Since the establishment of the free public school system in this state, more than 2,000 school laws have been placed upon the statute books. Two years ago a commission was created to investigate and report a comprehensive law to the present legislature. This was done, 'but the bill met bitter opposition from many sections of the state and for a time it was thought the measure would fail. As passed, the bill repeals all the old laws and covers everything from the little kindergarten to the big universities and includes the larg est city and smallest village. Among other important measures passed was the bill providing for a great public highway across the state- from Phila delphia to Pittsburg. Carlisle.—With four bullet wounds in the body and one in the head, John Pisciotta, a wealthy Greek merchant, who once lived in Washington, Pa., was found murdered in the cellar of his home. His wife and her brothpr, Angella Formatore, were arrested. Pisdotta's throat was cut. The wife's story is that, he quarreled with her over the day's cash and beat her. She called for help, and her brother came. Pisciotta shot, at him, and Mrs. Pis •iotta ran into the yard and remained ijl night. The wife'B brother haa aiade 110 statement. S The NAM U KIJ Cheap \ > J. F. 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