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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.—
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."
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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