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by Huntsville GAZETTE COMPANY, “With Charity For All; and Malice Towards None.” subscription, si.so For Annum. VOLUME XV.HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1893. NUMBER 5. "Jr tfla Brazilians want a king or an , r .|10v are at liberty to select p'r but no foreign nation will be al ! icd to force either on them. The doctrine is tolerably emphatic on thi* j)ir ,.r , ver Olympia (lid well on her . ;a: trip on the Pacific. She made a ‘ nr(i „f 21.67 knots an hour, which r6\ not quite what her builders hoped , hut which proved that she was a eicoiae addition to the new navy. Hi-tb'i' Wii.liam Taylor of the Meth ljst einirch is seventy-three years old, jiU( l,e has started for the fifth time for tfrira. and expects to be absent two rears and a half. The good bishop evi dently loves his work and, iust as evi dentlV, is well-seasoned for it. A New York banker very aptly re marked recently that just at this time tie man who invents a tax that will hit bale-, banks, bushels, barrels, Mids. beer ancl bullion alike, in forty eitrht states, can be made American pope oranything else he wants. It is a close race at present between the foreign noblemen and the coach men of this country in marrying the daughters of millionaires. The score . about even now, with the noblemen next at the bat. On the face of the re turns the average young man is not in I it. Tnr officers of the German war ships Kio Janeiro have given Admiral i\[ello to understand that Germany rSnot permit the slightest interfer mtt with her vessels in unloading faeir cargoes on the wharves of Rio by means of lighters flying the German flag. _ Un'< i.v Sam is in no worse fix than many business men regarding revenue, lor the time being the income of many manufacturers, farmers, mer chants and miners is below last year's figure-, out au improvcinenl in these conditions, it is to be Imped, will set in soon. Ik there were no more of this year's wheat crop exported there would lie left m the country, on July 1, 1894, 19, Hio.itoO bii-hcls less than on the 1st of tat July provided the people of this 1 wintry find any vv ay to earn the where I vh to buy their usual allowance of Uj The recent death of Prof. Torrey re ffli ves another of the loved and vener iMemen who made Harvard eminent a generation ago. Had he lived the rear out he would have been able to celebrate the semi-centennial of liis ' connection with the university as a teacher. EstPKitoi: \Yii liam allows no water tube put into tlie milk that is sold from his farms at Pottsdam. Possibly tliis is why he keeps his hold on the Hermans. Ir republics, he no doubt t»Hs bis people, they would have to take the kind of milk that is sold in republics. 'It! I’iEacmoxt, a Yorkshire expert, warns tlu* textile trade of Great Britain 'bat the American goods shown at the "’"•bl' fair in Chicago embodied a T^rc formidable source of disaster to r t'sh trade in woven materials with w hnerican continent than all the r.y.triiius tariffs that could he enacted.” A ballam I'nion veteran has been f erted president of the Swiss confed eration. This seems odd at first ■Hnught, hut something odder still Tnuiii occur should France again be I’Kic a monarchy and the count of vis. the royalist claimant, who is 'a I nion veteran, having served on tn ^'Cb llan's staff, should be called to the throne. hk new Countess of Essex (Miss n-'le lirant) is the daughter of the j ste Reach (.nint, of New York. Her C",n,l.WHs a widower, his first wife 1 T died eight years ago. He is a $;!' Hn'i tiaces his descent to .Sir mam Capell. wlio was lord mayor of m 1503. One of .the earl's an I!ar,,n ’ aPcU- of Hadham, lost if, ,or espousing the cause of • varies | iij ITII,N 1‘’" hist few years so much appeared in the farm press concern ► r'i.e general scarcity of hands and .. capacity, that all must realize i?.r , tri'llSl Problem confronts the V, f , . ^’e majority of the country ;' es'p fi' ^ ' aPitah ere drawn to the 10 tempting wages offered— Try,,',t,M' are apparently good, but :■ be’-\Z " ' a bimily in a city little » r the usual farm wages do ■n the country. ^ ™"*‘ *" " atria) m f ' ".KREI,Ij 8 bill to promote priatinn 'lya,‘on authorizes the appro ^Tentr,r°‘f ',ll0•00:, for payment to any j *ho shall '0'11 HU-V. Part tbe world Jacuf.at an-v thne prior to the 1st ka; w:i,'■ ‘-'tW. construct a vessel 1 SaMpat" remonstrate the safety of ' - an if, an at a 8P«ed of thirty f u an<f capable of carrying i ?'«'• s- -rf” b'eigiit to the extent of j aceorm.u.T e,S no felling whatmay *ies. '"ae<f before the century ,V’Kf.n th7,; -= | ■* ! ,,mp , . ‘lnan haiser heard of : :J%r , / f' "s‘on in the l-'reneh s'v. -s i v he exclaimed, it I infamous crime is too *'b*iU, '.f' e have no longer ""P*! to W i ut beasts, who nipc l out without pity.” NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Various Sources. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Is the senate, on the 20th, Secretary Car lisle's report was received and referred. Mr. Hoar presented a petitiou on the subject of common coads. and Mr. Cockrell one to secure aerial navigation. Mr. Frye's resolution call ing for information as to permission to land a Brazilian telegraph cable was agreed to. The urgency deficiency htH was passed. A number of other less important measures were dis posed of. and a joint agreement for adjourn ment front the 21st to January 3. for the holi days. was agreed to.In the house the New York and New Jersey bridge bill was passed, and the conference report on the urgency de ficiency bill was agreed to. Ix the senate, on the 21st. Mr. Proctor intro duced a bill to annex Utah to the state of Ne vada, which was referred to the committee on territories. After other unimportant business the senate went into executive session, after which the concurrent resolution for adjourn ment till Wednesday. January 3, was agreed to.Mr. Boutelle introduced a privileged resolution inquiring into the lowering of the American flag in Honolulu by Commissioner Blount, which was referred to the committee on naval affairs. Mr. Reed presented the mi nority report on the Wilson tariff bill, after which the house adjourned until January 3. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. Ont the 21st ex-Gov. Alfred H. Little field died in his home in Lincoln, R. I., of a complication of lung diseases. Thf. impeachment trial of ex-Minis ters Avakoumowiteh and Vormer and their colleagues in the former Set vian radical cabinet is in progress at Bel grade. On the 22d Col. \Ym. Clark Young, who was the oldest living West Point graduate, died at his home in New York. On the 22d John Dawson, the oldest citizen of Terre Haute, Ind., died, aged 104 years. 1 month and 8 days. He was horn in Stafford county, Va.. near the birthplace of Washington. He had a numerous progeny. He attended the funeral of Washington, cast his first 7ote for Madison, and served in the war of 1812. District Jttdgk Scott has vacated the order which prevented filing com plaints against Omalia (Neb.) gam bling houses. The judge declared that Mayor Bemis, who. as a sworn officer, permitted the violation of the state law against gambling on payment of a monthly fine to the city, ought to be impeached. Mrs. Sarah Johnson died at Cam den, N. J., on the 23d. aged 115. Slie was the oldest woman in the state. A cablegram from Minister Young at Nicaragua states that Honduras revolutionists are marching from Nica ragua to Honduras, and that the army of the latter country had been put in motion to meet them. Col. E. T. Lee, secretary of the Shiloh Battle-field association, and a commit tee representing the association, have been securing options on the land on which the battle of Sliiloh was fought, for the purpose of converting it into a national park. The committee have secured options on over 2,000 acres at reasonable figures and will urge con gress to purchase the land. The major-general commanding the United States army has approved that part of the new tactics providing for officers giving commands under certain circumstances by whistles instead of by word of mouth. The whistles are to be placed in the cross-pieces of the guards of the swords. Chauncey H. Andrews, multimil lionaire and foremost business man in northeastern Ohio, died at Youngs town, Christman morning. He built four railroads and established several iron concerns during his active career. He was one of the first partners in the Standard Oil Co. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. On the 22d Seth L. Keeney, formerly president of the Commercial bank of Brooklyn, was arrested on a warrant charging him with perjury. On the 22d Lewis A. Hill, paying teller of the St. Nicholas bank of New York, was arrested in N vark, N. J., on a bench warrant issued by Judge Martine, on the showing that he was $42,000 short in his accounts. The pris oner was admitted to $20,000 bail by Criminal Judge Ivalish. The great fly wheel in the power house of the Des Moines (la.) Electric railway hurst, on the 23d, wrecking the roof of the building and causing damages amounting to $10,000. No one was injured. The company has dupli cate machinery, and the stoppage of cars was very brief. Mli-f. Michailova, a favorite dan seuse of the Imperial theater, St. Pe tersburg. invited a party of friends to supper Christmas eve. While they were all seated at the table the hostess arose hurriedly, in a few brief, sharp words bid farewell to her guests, and before anybody could prevent her she swallowed a dose of prussic acid and fell dead before her horried friends. The Canadian government is taking no chances, and is at work to secure the retention of lumber on the free list in the Wilson bill. The opposition of certain interests in placing lumber on the free list has aroused the Cana dian government, and Mr. Courtney, the deputy minister of finance, has been sent to Washington to look after the Dominion's interest, A difficulty between a white man and a negro at Wildw#od, Fla.. Christ mas day, culminated in a riot in which two white men were shot by negroes, one seriously and the other slightly wounded. The negroes congregated at some distance from town and the white men were shot from ambush While on a drunken spree, celebrat ing Christmas. A1. Haines, of Olathe, Kas., after driving a buggy through the streets in a hilarious manner, drove to the Kansas City. Fort Worth & Mem phis depot and attempted to cross the track in front of a fast-approaching train. His vehicle was struck and demolished, and Haines received in juries that may result in his death. Fire at Montpelier, Ind., on the :15th, destroyed the leading business block of the town, including the Commercial hotel, Nehnider's harness and buggy store, Cloud & Son. furniture; Me Dor man’s saloon, and Wilkin’s restaurant. A new modern hotel was badly dam aged, and the guests escaped in their night clothes. The loss will reach $15,000. »>N the Both lire m San 1 raneisco de stroyed the block occupied by the Call and Bulletin newspaper offices; Fran cis, Valentine & Cox, printers; the Fosqui Printing and Engraving Co.; Blake, Moflitt & Townes’ paper ware house; 1’. J. Shattuek &, Co., ink manu facturers; the Commercial Steam Power Co. aud numerous smaller concerns. Loss, *100,000. (•Fire near Kittanning, Pa., on the 25th, destroyed the stables on the Key stone stock farm, owned by Bowser Bros., of Manor township. Twenty two horses were cremated, some of which were the finest stock in western Pennsylvania. MISCELLANEOUS. Instructions have been sent to the commanders of the Bangor and Alli ance, at Libertad, Peru, to look after American interests in Central America during the Honduras revolution. The weekly statement of the asso ciated banks of New York for the week ended the 23d showed the following changes: Reserves, increase, *1,768,950; loans, increase. $865,100: specie, in crease. *937,500; legal tenders, increase, *1,630,600: deposits, increase, *3,296,600; circulation, decrease, *199,900. New York associated banks held *77,937,775 in excess of the requirements of the 25-per-cent, rule on the 23d. The icehouse of the nuse «fc Loomis Ice and Transportation Co. in St. Louis was destroyed by tire on the morning of the 26th. The loss will be about *8,000. On account of the location, among elevators, frighthouses, the su gar refinery, factories and other struc tures containing valuable property a general alarm was turned In. The Carlisle Indian training school held its Christmas anniversary on the night of the 25tli. An immense audi ence was present to listen to an elab orate programme in which the pupils took part, assisted by the Indian brass band. The Paris Moniteur Vinicole pub lishes full returns of the yield of tho French vineyards. The crop is esti mated at 1,225,000.000 gallons, against 650,000,000 gallons last year. The total value of this crop is over *250,000,000, the best since 1877. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. The prospects are that during the present week the available cash balance of the treasury will reach a figure lower than has ever been recorded in its history. The city authorities of Brooklyn, N. Y., have decided to give employment to the idle men in that city, and 1,200 men were put to work on the 26th breaking stono at 10 cents per hour. Near Zanesville, Ohio, on the 26th, to avoid the payment of 10 cents Bud Logue swung around the end of a passen ger car to hide from the conductor. He was knocked off by a bridge and killed. An earthquake shock was felt at Hun tingdon, Pa., on the 25th of sufficient force to awaken many sleepers and create wild alarm. Santiago Lira, aged 14, is in jail at Santa Maria, Mexico, charged with horse-stealing. He is said to be the leader of a gang of Mexican youths who have operated extensively, stealing horses along the lower Rio Grande. A rarge Newfoundland dog, in resent ing a kick from 14-year-oid James Col lins, in Covington, 111., on the 25th literally chewed the boy to pieces. An express messenger was knocked down by a burly negro on the station platform at Marshall, Texas, on the 25th, and robbed of his pouch, contain ing an amount estimated at between £5,000 and £8,000. Cari. Korth, Tx-treasurer of Pierce County, N. C., has been indicted for em bezzling £32,000 of the county's funds. In a street duel ft Lawrenceburg, Ky., on the 35th, Joe Brown shot and killed Polk Moffet. The trouble arose over the arrest of Moffet's son at church. Ar Girard, Kan., on the 22d, while Mrs. Heady was preparing dinner the gasoline stove exploded, burning her to a crisp, and fatally burning her young baby. The band of so-called regulators who have reigned supreme six miles south of Brinkley, Ark., and spread terror over the neighborhood for several months past, during which time a num ber of citizens have been killed and others driven out of the county, are again at work. Cori.ector Kii.breth, of New \ ork, denies that frauds aggregating $1,000, 000 in relation to tobacco refunds had been discovered in the New \ork custom house. BOLD TRAIN ROBBERS Bold Up a Train on the Kansas A Arkan sas Valley—A Large Amount of Booty Secured—The Bandits All Young Men— The Pursuit and the Plunder—A Daring Robbery—Woke Up the Wrong Passen ger. Coffeyvii,le, Kas., Dec. 25.—South bound passenger train No. 32 on the Iron Mountain division of the Mis souri Pacific, which left here at 8:80 last night, was held up and robbed at Seminole station, five miles from here, in the Indian territory. Seminole is a small station on the open prairie. A switch-lock had been broken, and the train ran in on a siding. The bandits are supposed to be a remnant of the Starr gang and to have been led lit' dim Wooten, who led the raid on the Mound Valley bank. Every passenger on the train from the smoker to the sleeper was robbed by the leader while his comrades on the outside kept up a fusillade with their Winchesters. Quite a large amount of booty was secured. The train was held about an hour and a half. After completing their work the bandits mounted their horses and rode off and the train eoutinued on its waj- to Fort Smith. A posse was organized and is in pur suit.. It is probable that a tight will ensue if they catch up with the rob bers. Superintendent Fuller, of the Paeifio Express Co., when seen said that the package secured by the robbers from the exprjss car did not contain money. It is supposed to have been some cheap jewelry which was shipped from St. Louis. The Kamllls All long Men. Vjnita. I., T , Dec. 25.—The five or s'x train robbers who held up the south bound express and passenger train on the Kansas A- Arkansas Valley road at Seminole station, nine miles south of Coffeyville, Kas., last night, were all young men. They were dressed like cowboys, wearing top-boots and broad brimmed hats. The gang is believed to be the same that attempted to hold up a passenger train on the Missouri. Kansas & Texas road last Friday even ing at Kelso switch. Bot Rogers and Charley Wolf are thought to be the leaders of the bandits. The gang has operated in the northern portion of the Indian territory for the past year, ter rorizing the entire community. Cine of the gang was killed by officers last July, and another is now serving a term in the penitentiary for larceny. Marshal Crump of the western dis trict of Arkansas has telegraphed his deputies stationed in this part of the territory to spare no pains to capture the desperadoes. Deputy Marshal Brunner left this city last night with a strong posse for the scene of the hold-up. Every effort will be made to effect the apprehension of the robbers, but as they have friends in the country who keep them posted of the move ments of officers. It is not known how much booty was secured, but it is known that it was considerable. The mail and express cars were rifled of their contents and every passenger on the train was re lieved of everything of value he or she had. • A Daring Robbery. Marshall, Tex., Dec. 25. — At a o'clock this morning Pacific Express Messenger McCullough was knocked down by a negro on the station platform here and robbed of his pouch containing an amount estimated at be tween $5,000 and $8,000. Immediately after knocking the mes senger down the negro grabbed the pouch and quickly made his escape in the dai-kness. The scuffle and robbery were wit nessed by at least 150 persons about the depot, but it was all done so quickly no one bad time to recover from his astonishment and interfere till the negro had disappeared. The unprecedentedly bold robber was not recognized by any one, and was, apparently, an utter stranger in this vicinity. No one seems able to give anything like a coherent description of the rob ber, and no clew to his identity or present whereabouts has yet been gleaned. Woke l’p the Wrong Passenger. Leadville, Col., Dec. 26.—Two masked men went to the telephone office last night and knocked at the door which was opened by Harry Ap lin, the night operator. AVhen he saw who was there he started to throw the fellows out. The scuffle which ensued aroused Frank Messereau, who was sleeping next door. He jumped up and rushed into the room, when one of the men took a shot at him, but missed Messereau then secured, the gun and gave the fellow who had shot at him an unmerciful beating, but both men ^succeeded in escaping. The telephone men fired at them as they left, but did not hit them. The hold-ups evidently expected to get a large sum of money in the safe. Returned From a Wild-Goose Chase. Sax Axtoxio, Tex., Dec. 26.—The company of Texas rangers who have spent some time on the Upper Grande border scouting for Mexican revolu tionists supposed to be participants in the recent uprising in Chihuahua, have returned to their camps at Pecos, Tex. They did not discover a single revolu tionist and are o.t the opinion that the disturbance was largely of a myth ical nature. A QUE8TION OF REVENUE. IIow the Wilson Tariff Will Affect Amort can Industry. Chairman Wilson proposes to save the people several millions every year In the cost of various products. It is a beautiful idea, and at first blush it seems strange that the people do not appreciate his kindness. But they must have earnings before they can buy. It occurs to them that this scheme cuts off their earnings, and then tantalizes them with cheap goods which they no longer are able to get at any price. He doos not think so, and has some theor ies in his head which came to him from Mr. Wt.lker. fifty years ago, and if they are correct the industries of the country will be more prosperous with free trade, or his approach to free trade, than they are now. Theories are always delightful, but men who work eight or ten hours per day want something more satisfactory for their meals. Here are the iron workers, about 850, 000 strong. Part of them are get ting out ore; he makes ore free, and they are discharged. Part are making pig iron, and he puts the duty at $1.50 per ton to $2.25 per ton, so that Scotch iron can be imported here in unlimited quantities at lower prices than similar grades of American iron selling even at the unprecedented prices now prevail ing. It is evident that part of the ore producers, and part of the pig iron pro ducers, must stand idle, earning noth ing, in order that the rest may have their materials cheaper. The theory is that the rest will do better, but what are the facts? Beginning with steel rails, these can be shipped from Middle boro at $13 per ton, and how much less it is impossible to state, because no body can say what sellers will swear as to the value of the rails they have sold. In this country after great de pression rails are now selling for $24 per ton. It may be granted that the combination has been of no benefit to American industry, but of great harm to its development and defense. But the worker would suffer from a depression, and he ronly. Nobody pays their hands for lying idle. Mr. Wilson takes wages from them and they get nothing. Cheaper rails for the seaboard may result, perhaps, but what more? Back comes the question to the iron producers, for what are other minars and furnace-owners of New York and New Jersey, Virginia and West Vir ginia going to do, with foreign iron of fered at their doors for less than pres ent panic prices, and with the mills closed at the east which manufacture such iron? With round iron 30 per cent., now 50 per cent-; with beams 85 per cent., now 68 per cent.; with boiler iron 80 per cent., now 45 to 50 per cent; with forged iron SO per cent., now 50 per cent.; with cotton ties, in which a great industry has been built up, now 41 per cent., made free contrary to all regard for theories, or revenue either, in obedience to a sectional demand; with tin plates, in which many new estab lishments have been employed, put at 85 per cent, instead of TO per cent,, and with steel ingots at 25 instead of 45 per cent., what is this manufacture to do? Does anybody need to be told that a great proportion of the iron manufac turing works must close, and that a hundred thousand or more of the hands must be thrown out of employment with no hope of return? The situation evidently means the permanent stoppage of more than half the works in the country. Instead of 850,000 persons employed there may possibly be employed at the most 175, 000. The loss of wages for this alone would be about $75,000,000. If not more than 40 per cent- be taken from the wages of the rest, to enable them to compete with foreign producers, the difference would be $30,000,000, so that in all $105.000,00U would be taken from the amount which the iron workers are able to expend in a year. It is not an encouraging fact, for other industries which can hardly thrive when the iron industry is reduced to part time and short wagea Yet this is called a rev enue tariff. Who are to buy the prod ucts of foreign mills, American in dustries and American consumers being thus crippled? Within the last half year the demand for iron has been re duced nearly Co per cent because the people had stopped buying. Are we to expect that the demand will be greater, with the mills permanently closed which would ordinarily employ 175,000 bands? Is there a larger revenue to be raised by cutting off half the buying power of American consumers?—N. Y. Tribune. C^F’The message tells us that, if the president’s counsels prevail, we are to have a death-blow struck at American industries, and this government is to stand as the power behind the restored throne of a despised and rejected relic of debased royalty. These are the two definite propositions in the annual de liverance of President Cleveland. For the settlement of all the other great national questions the people are asked to trust to the unformulated wisdom of the administration.—Troy Times. CyAttorney General Olney has an easy time of it. The great “trusts,” which are fattening upon the life blood of the people, flourish and grow fatter while he smiles and takes his case. The people in time will tire of “a great trust lawyer” as attorney general of the United States. Even the demo cratic New York World asks: “Where did Mr. Cleveland pick up Attorney General Olney, anyhow?”—Chicago Inter Ocean. The growing deficiency Futility of Democratic Effort* to Cops with the Financial Situation. It is a singnlar fact in our political history that the democratic party has never been able to handle national finances with any success. The success of that party at the presidential and congressional elections of 18&2 was fol lowed very speedily by a business pros tration, due to the belief that a com plete tearing-up of'the protective sys tem would follow. The financial panic, caused by the dangerous decline in the gold reserve, and the stead3- increase in the volume of credit money under the Sherman law, sharply accentuated the business depression. As one result, our imports have largely fallen off and the revenues of the government ar« less than its expenses; and this condi« tion, it is clear, will grow worse during the coming year. It is certain that our imports will decline. No one is going to import for eign goods and pay the present scale of duties, with the oertatnty that when the Wilson bill goes into effect the same goods can be imported at far lower duties. As that measure cannot become operative for six or eight months, the administration is "eon fronted with a condition, not a theory" —the certainty that for more than half a year our import trade will be at a minimum, and the revenue, conse quently, still less than it is now. Already all sorts ot expedients have been resorted to. The gold reserve has been cut Into, the balances in the na tional banks designated as depositories have been run down to the lowest point reached for years, the appropriations for public buildings and other improve ments have been used to meet current expenses—a thing whlcn smacks of il legality. All these are, of course, only temporary stop-gaps; the deficiency still goes on, and some radical step must be taken to replenish Uncle Sam’s pocketbook. One scheme for doing this is to issue bonds—that is. to borrow the money to meet the deficiency in revenue. This will by no means be popular with the people. Ever since 1865 thev’ have seen the bonded debt diminished by millions of dollars every year, thus lightening the interest burden: and they will not allow the contrary course to be taken without strong protest. Another proposition is to increase the internal revenue tax and make It apply to whisky in bond. This would cause a rush to pay the present tax before the new law could go into effect, and would put over a quarter of a million into the treasury at once. What will be done, however, is uncertain, for the democratic party is alwa3-s at sea in handling the monc3’ affairs of the na tion.—Toledo lllade. NOT A REVENUE TARIFF. The Hybrid Production of the Wilson Cellar Conspirators. In spite of the pledges given in tho Chicago platform, in spite of the ex pressions used in Mr. Cleveland’s letter of acceptance, and in spite of the reiter ated promises of the campaign orators and party organs, the democrats will not try to enact a revenue tariff. The proposed tariff outlined by Chairman Wilson, of the ways and means committee, is protective in near ly every feature. He failed to indicate a single revenue duty except that on opium, which it is proposed to reduce, A revenue tariff is a tariff levied on articles consumed by, but not produced in ai.y considerable quantity in, the country collecting the duties. It yields the largest possible amount of revenue without affording protection to any "favored” home industry. A duty on tea or coffee would be a revenue duty. A tariff levied on articles produced at home is a protective tariff and yields less revenue in proportion as it affords protection. All duties on man ufactured and farm products are pro tective. While the American producer is iucky to escape the fulfillment of the democratic pledge, thousands of mills and factories will be disturbed by the necessity of adapting themselves to al tered conditions, should the proposed tariff bill become a law, and tens of thousands of workingmen and women will suffer for it. After the readjustment has been ac complished, wages will be found to have been ent In all industries, whether affected by the tariff or not. Perhaps the wage earners will be enabled by a decline in prices to benefit from the change. The democrats say they will. The Wilson tariff bill is a protective measure; but, while it must necessarily cause widespread disturbance and dis tress if enacted, it neither affords ade I quate protection nor provides sufficient revenue. It is a pity that an attempt will not be made to carry out honestly the pledges given to the country by the democratic party and a real revenue tariff presented to congress, so that the long argument between the pro tectionists and the free tradei-s may be settled at last As for this bill, it ia , neither one thing nor the other. The people did not vote for it Nobody ever heard of it or imagined it before Mr. Wilson described It. It is a hybrid, a mongrel, which should be kicked out of congress with a forcible request to Mr. Wilson to frame a revenue tariff or let the McKinley law alone.—Albany JournaL ^“Nobody seems to be satisfied with the tinkered tariff bill except, possibly, a few of the democratic members of the ways and means committee. Alba ny Journal