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For American Industries in tbo
Wilson Tariff Bill.
The Tariff for Revenua Only Linos
Strictly Followed Out.
On th? Free List, and Tariff on Her
Manufactured Ooods
?t/s it nrtfruur nnnm
Fres Trade Features Even Surprise
Democratic Congressmen,
The Democratic Platform Declaration
that Protection is Unconstitutional
mid that a Tar iff- for- Revenue Only
Ik tbo True Doctrine Adhered to,
Aud the Free Trado Theory is Embodied
in the Measure?Expressions
of Optniou?McKinley Interviewed.
An English Newspaper Congratulates
the Democracy on Carryiug
Out Its Convention Pledges.
fycial Dispatch to Vie Intelligencer.
Wabuisgton, D. C., Nov. 27.?Thoie
who expected that .tho Democratic
wsya sad means committee would frame
a tarifl bill oo the linoi laid down in
the Democratic national platlorm ot
2892, which declared ior a tariff ior
revenue only, and that protection to
American industries is unconstitutional,
are not disappointed. The new tariff
bill, which will hear the name of Congressman
Wilson, who misrepresents
the Second West Virginia district, was
given to the public to-day, and is bo
radical in its free trade features that it
surprises even the Democratic members
of Congress.
it is distinctively a tariff-for-rovenuoonly
bill. The addition to the free list
is startling in its length and the number
of industries it will affect disastrously
are numerous.
"Free raw materials" with a
vengoancel The list includes every
principal product of AVest Virginia?
coal, lumber, salt, wool. Iron ore among
the most important, in apite of the protest
of West Virginia Democrats and
the Democrats of othor states that depend
on like industries for their prosperity.
The blow to labor in West Virginia
and to every other state, throatenod
so long by tho Democratic party,
has beon delivered straight from the
The tariff on tho manufactured products
of the country, almost without exception,
is reduced to the revenue
baslt; tho protective features of the McKinl?v
bill have been roDealed; ad
valorem duties have been substituted
for specific duties, thus currying out
tbe tarifl-fpr-reronue-only theory, and
whore revenue duties could not be imposed,
oxcopt in n lew instances, tho
article is placed on the (rco list.
That bete noir of tho free traders, the
principle of reciprocity, the legacy of
James 6. Elaine to the American people,
is emphatically repudiated and
thus tho tariff bill, in addition to tho
"reforms" it makes in the customs laws,
will necessitate immediate readjustment
of treaties with those South American
countries which enjoy practical or
theoretical reciprocity with the great
American republic of tho northern
The bounty on sugar, which was to
he so promptly repealed, is, instead, to
be repealed by easy graduations, and
will not roach its conclusive effect until
after the end of the present century.
The meeting of the ways and means
committee was very brief. All the
Democratic members woro on hand, but
the only ltopublican membors presont
were Keed," Burrows, Hopkins, I'ayne
and Dalzell. Immediately after tho roll
call Chairman Wilson spread tho bill
beforo the committee, and the clerk instantly
thereafter supplied it to the
members of the press on the outside.
Tho only advance copy furnished was
theono given to the white house messenger
a halt hour previous for transmission
to the President.
No business whotovcr was transacted
by the committee. The Republican
members were supplied with copies of
tlie bill, a few jocular remarks being
made, and the committed adjourned to
irivo time to the minority to examine
the measure. Most Republican members
declined to express any
opinion to the bill until they
Iiould have an opportunity to examine
it in detail.
llepreseutative Bynum, of Nebraska,
? Democratic member, gave out the following
statement in regard to tho bill:
"1 am very much pleased with the
tnrifl bill; in fact it so nearly carries
out the platform upon which 1 was
elected in 1890 that 1 could not well be
'Unsatisfied with it. I wrote the tariff
plank for that platform and went into
detail more than ii usual."
Mr. Daliel!, of Pennsylvania, said
that it would be impossible for him to
express any opinion except in a goneral
way. As to the effect of the bill,
h? said, would be to reduce the revenue
"bout $00,000,000 per annum. He
thought the bill should be called "a
tariff bill only for revenue."
Mr. Dalzeli criticised severely the ad
valorem system of rovenue which the
"ill incorporate), as be claims that it
invariably results ia cheating the gov('turnout
and bM been condemned by
every secretary of the treasury,
Democrat and Republican alike, from CI
time immemoriable. He said that tlio .
free liat waa a winder. h,,
"If I am not very much mistaken,"
lie aaid, "the bill will give rise to law ,
snit* without number, l'ho bill cannot
prove otherwise than a severe blow at ,
our supremacy as a manufacturing nation.
In fact, it must necessarily fall '
upon the caaso of labor. This moans a
long step backward to the laboring ,j
man. I am at a loss to know bow any .
sincerely patriotic American can wish
for its passage."
Ex-Speaker Tom Reed, a member of rol
the ways and means committee, said J
to-night: ne
"Of course it is very easy for the gen- str
tlemeu who prepared the bill to give cei
their views, since thoy have been busily 1
engaged in tho work for a number of ce]
weeks, while the first the minority had wi
rvf IliA Kill imo of 11 n'flnolr Ifutnv ?tl
"The Democracy have taken tho gri
lion's share of the committee. They ]
have done this {or a purpose, for while ire
the qoi thorn Democrats are represented 1
upon the committee,thoy are represent- pe
ed in such a way that the south holds a J
strange and very unfortunate predomi- an
nation. As their industrial status is coi
very much different from the average ste
of tho whole country it necessarily fol- or
lows, and absolutely in fact has follow- ire
ed, that the bill it about as bad as could
bo reasonably imagined. This may not all
be true with regard to every it?m, but wh
it is certainly true with regard to the pi:
most important matters in the bill." wt
A I-ong Free l,ltt? 3Iunufacturei Got n '
IloaTjr Cnt?Th? Main Venture!. pll
(For CDalnaan Wilson's Jtstement i? Cih psge.) va
Washington, Nov. 27.?The ways and !
means committee met at 11 o'clock this
morning, and alter the roll call Chair- J?"
man Wilson at once laid the bill before J"1
the entire committee. On and after taj
the 1st of March, 1894, tho following
articles are to be added to the free list: an
the free LIST. ,tj
Articles for the use of the United pe
States:?Bacon and hams, beef, mutton
and pork, and moats of all kinds, pre- j
pared or preserved, not specially pro- st?
vided foi in this act. foi
Baryta, all binding twine man- ate
nfactiired in wholo or in part cei
from istle or tampico fiber, ma- ]
nilla. sisal grass or sunn of single ply, sto
and measuring not exceeding six hun- coi
J r? ?. _A_rr_j .
area leet to toe pouna. iiirus, hiuubu, i
not suitable for millinory ornaments, pe
and bird skius prepared'/or preserva- I
tion bat not further advanced in manu- ate
facturu. Blue vitriol or sulphate of
copper. Bone char, suitable for uie in .
decolorizing sugar. /
Cool, bituminous and shale, and coal kit
slack or culm coko coal. Tar, crndo, rn;
and all preparations air.' products of val
coal tar, not colors or dyes, notspeeially do:
provided for in this act. Oxide of co- th;
Copper imported in the form of cai
ores. Old copper?Bt for manufac- foi
luring clapping from new coppor, un
and all composition metal of which J
coppor is a component material of chief an
valuo, not specially providod for in this or<
act; regulus of copper and black or (
coarse copper and copper coment; cop- an
per in plates, bars, ingots or pigs, and co:
other forms not manufactured, not {
specially provided for in this act; cop- gte
peras or sulphato of iron. otl
Cotton ties of iron or steel, cut to sp
lengths, punched, with or without j
buckles, lor bolting cotton. ch
Diamonds, dust or bort, and jewels an
to be used in tho manufacture of (P
watches or clocks. Yolks of egg? of I
birds, llsh and insects. Downs of all en'
kinds; crude, not specially provided otl
for in this act. Fresh fish. Furs, un- !
dressed. Iodine, resumblimated.
Iron ore, including maganiferous iron ire
ore, also thedrossof rosidumfrom burnt foi
pyrites and sulphur ore, and pyrites of or
sulpburot of iron in its natural stato. lo<
Lard. Lemon juice, lime juico and pa
Bour orange juice. Mica aud metallic fa<
mineral substances in a crude state and
metals unwtought, not specially pro- for
Tided for in this act. Ochre and oefiery i
earths; nmbro and umbre and umbre zic
earths, n'ot specially provided for in co
this act. Cottonseed oil. Paintings in va
oil or water colors and statuary not
otherwise provided for in this act". ce
Plows, tooth and disc harrows bar- tai
vesters, reapers, drills and mowers, as:
rakes, cultivators, threshing machinos on
and cotton gins. Plush, black, for mak- tb
ing men's bats. Quicksilver. Salt, gri
Bilk, partially manufactured from co- ac
coons or from wasto silk and not farther en
advaucod or manufactured than carded
or combed silk. Soap, all not othorwiso re
specially providod for in this act. Sul- an
phato of sodn or salt cake or nitre cako. fai
Sulphuric acid. Tallow and wool grease,
including that known commrcially as pc
gras or brown wool grease. Straw, pe
Buhr stone, bound Up to mill stones; pe
frco stone, granite, sandstono, limostone
and other building or monumental sh
stone, oxcopt marble unmanufactured kn
or undressed, not specially providod va
for in this act. 1
All wearing apparel and other per- ad
sonal effects shall bo admitted frco of
duty without regard to their valuo upon va
their identity being established under va
such rules and regulations as tho secretary
of tho treasury may prescribe. up
limber, hewn atid saived, and timber po
usod for spars and in building wharves; wl
timber, sqnared or sided; sawed board 25
planks, deals and other lumber; laths; pe
pickots and paling; shingles; staves of
wood of all kinds; wood manufactured, ,
providod that if any oxport duty is laid
nuon the above mentioned articles, or P*
either of them, all said arliclos imported at:
from said country shall be subject to bo
duty as now provided by law. P?
Chair cane or reeds, wrought or man- ye
ufacturcd from rattans or reeds. ex
Woods? psxsly: cedar, lingum vita;, ?h
lancewood, ebony box, granda, mahogany,
rosewood, satinwood and all forms on
of cabinet wood, in the log, rough or M
hewn; bamboo and rattan unmanufac- ce:
tured; briar root or briar wood and 1
similar wood unmanufactured; bamboo, of
reeds and aticka of partridgo, bairwood, pe
pimento, orange, myrtle and other en
woods, in the rough, or not further mau- pe
ufactured than cut into lengths, suit- po
able for sticks for umbrsllas, parasols, ? un
shades, whips or walking canes.
All wool of the sheep, hair of tho >?
sheep, liair of the camel, goat, alpaca mi
and other like animals, and all wool and 1
hair on tho skin, coils, yarn waste, card kn
waste, bur waste and floes, including all ?n
waste, or rags, composed wholly or in 101
part of wool. ce:
All manufactures of iron and steel
have a tariff of So per cent ailvilorem, in
ccptine cast hollow-ware, coatod,
izod or tinned, and chains of nil kinds
ids of iron and stool 30 per cent adlorem.
The metal schednlos are almost
tolly by ad valorem duties, as folvs:
Iron in pigs 22} per centum ai vaem.
Ml iron in slabs, blooms, loops or
lor forms more advancod tban pig
in and less finished than Iron in bars,
per centum.
Bar iron, rolled or hammered iron, in
ils or rods and bars, or shapes of
iled iron, 30 per centum.
Beams, girders, joists, angles, chanIs,
car truck channels, and ail other
uctural shapes of iron or steel, 35 per
a turn ad valorem.
Boiler or other plate iron or steel expt
saw plates not thinner than No. 10
re guage, sheared or unstieared, and
alp iron or steel, sheared or rolled in
jovoe, 30 per centum.
Forgings of iron or steel, or forged
m or steel combined, SO per centum,
btoon, band or screw iron or steel, 30
r centum.
Railway bars, made of iron or stool
d railway bars mado in part of steel,
aimon or black, including all iron or
iel commercially known as common
black taggers iron or steol, and ekolp
m or stoel, 35 per centum.
4U iron or Hteol sheets or plates, and
hoop, band or screw iron, excepting
lat aro known commercially as tin
ites, terno plates and taggers tin,
len galvanized or coated with zinc, or
alter or other metals, or any alloy of
Die metals, 35 per centum ad ralorem.
sheet iron or sheet steel polished,
inishcd or glanced, 35 per centum ad
sheets or pistes oi iron or steel, or
rgers iron or steel, coated with tin or
d, or with a mixture commercially
own as tin plates, terno plates and
rgers tin, 40 per centum.
Steel ingots, cogged ingots, blooms
d slabs, sheets and plates not osnially
provided for in this act, and
iel in all forms and shapes not escially
provided for, 25 per cent ad
inchors, or parts thereof, or iron or
iel and wrought iron lor ships and
gings of iron or steel for vessels,
iam engines and locomotives, 25 per
it ad valorem.
Boiler or othor tubes, pipes, flues, or
lys of wrought iron or steel, 25 per
Jast iron pipe of every description, 25
r cent ad valorem.
Chains of all kinds made of iron or
.'el, 30 per cent ad valorem.
Pen-knives or pocket-knives of all
ids, or parts thereof, and razors or
sor blades, finished or unfinished,
lued at not more than 60 conta per
zen, 3o per cent ad valorem; above
it 45 per cent.
fable knives, forks, steels, and all
rving, cook's and butcher knives^ kg
and steels, all sizes, finished or
finishod, 35 per cent ad valorem.
Nluskots, muzzle-loading shot guns
d parte thereof, 25 per cent ad valsra
(no change).
Sporting breech-loading shot Runs
d pistols and parts thereof, 30 per
nt nd valorem.
3ut nails and cut spikes of iron and
ioI, horseshoe nails, hob nails and all
ler wrought iron or steel nails, not
eclally provided for, 25 per cont.
Needles for knitting or sewing maines,
crochet needles and tapo needles
d bodkins of metal, 25 per centum,
resent 25 per centum).
Jrosi-cut saws, mil), pit and drag
ivs, circular saws, hand, back and all
lor saws, 25 per cent.
Screws, SO per cent ad valorem.
Wheels, or parts thoreof, made of
m and stool aud steel tired wheels
railway purposes, whether wholly
partly tiniaLied and iron or eteel
lomotivo, car or other railway ties or
rts thereof, wholly or partly manuitured,
35 per cent ad valorem.
A Inminnm /%r nlnmintim in nnu!?
m or alloys, 25 per cent ad valorem.
Copper in rolled platci, called Brara
copper, sheets, rods, pipes and
ppor bottoms 20 pur centum ad
ore and lead dress 15 per
nturn ad valorem upon tho lead conned
therein, according to samploand
lay at port of entry, provided that all
is containing silver and lead in which
o value of tho silver contents shall be
sater than the value of lead contents,
cording to aamplo and assay at port of
try, shall bo considered silver ores.
Loud in pigs and oars, molten and old
fuse load run into blocks and bars,
d old scrap lead tit only toberemanu:tured,
1 cent per pound,
['one, metallic, oxcept gold pens, 35
r cent ad valorem; pon-holder tips,
n-holdcrs or parts thereof, and gold
ns, 25 per cent ad valorem.
fins, metallic, including hair pins,
awl and bolt pins, not commercially
own as jewelry, 20 per cent ad
Typo metals and now types 15 per cent
2inc in blocks or pigs 20 por cont ad
lorem. Zinc in sheets 25 per cent ad
Manufactured articles of wares, not
ecially provided for in this act comscd
wholly or iu part of any metal, or
lethor partly or wholly manufactured,
per cent ad valorem (present law 45
r cent).
rho bill repeals tho provisions of tho
esent law ior sugar bounties by inilmcnts,
by providing that \hoso
unties shall be reduced one-eighth
rt of their respective amounts etch
ar, beginning with July 1, 1805, and
tending to July 1,1U02, inclusive, and
all thereafter eeaae.
riio Wilson bill also reduces the duty
all sugars abovo 10 standard from
0 of 1 cent per pound to 5-20 ot 1
On all leaf tobacco, or such part theroas
is commercially known as wrapr
tobacco and suitable for cigar wrapi,
if unstemmod, the duty is to be $1
r pound. II stemmod, $125 per
und. The present duty is $2 and
75 per pound.
All other loaf tobacco, if unttommed,
tixed at 35 cents per pound; if stemid
50 cents per pound as at present
Sigarg, cheroots and cigsrottoi of all
ids, including wrappers, $3 per pound
d 25 por cent ad valorem. The preot
duty is $4 per pouud and 25 per
Spool thread of cotton containing one
sh spool not exceeding 100 yards of
thread, 4} cent* per dozen, and alio for
every additional one hundred v?rd? of
thread 4} por pound. (Present law 7
cents per pound.)
Clothing, ready made and article! of
wearing apparel' of every deicription,
handkercbieia compoied of cotton or
other vegolablo fibre, or of which cotton
or other vegetable fibre it the component
material of chief value, 40 per
cent ad valorem. (Present law 50 per
Flushes, velvets, velveteens, etc., not
bleached, dyed or colored, 30 por cent
(Presont law 10 cents per vara and 20
per cont.)
Stockings, hose and half hose made on
knitting mnchinos or frames, shirts and
drawers valued at not more than $1 50
per dozen, 30 cents ad valorem.
Stockings, hose and half hose, solved,
edged, including such as are commercially
known as seamless, 40 per cent
ad valorem.
The classification in the wool schedule
proper was disposed of in two short
The first provides that wool, hair,
etc., improved or advanced boyond its
original conditions as waste by the uso
of machinery or the application of
labor, or both, shall be subject to a
duty of 15per cent^id valorem.
Tlio second, that on like material,
valuod at not more than So cents per
pound, the duty sball bo 25 Dor cent;
valued at over 33 cents per pound, the
duty shall be 30 per cent.
D'utioi are fixed ou manufactures of
Tool as follows:
On woolen and worstod yarns 30 per
centum; valued at more than 40 cents
per pound, 35 per centum ad valorem.
On woolen or worsted cloths, shawls,
knit fabrics and other manufactures, 40
per centum ad valorem.
On women's nnd children's dress
Roods, coat linings, bunting and goods
of similar description or character, 40
per centum ad valorem.
On cloaks, dolmans, jackets, ulsters or
other outside garments for ladies or
children's apparel, 45 per centum ad
Aubusson, Axminster, Moquette and
Chenille carpets, and all carpets of like
character or condition, and oriental,
Berlin and other similar rags, 35 per
cent ad valorem.
Saxony, vrilton and tourney velvet
carpets, 30 per cent ad valorem.
Brussels carpets, 30 per cent ad
Tho bill provides that on all rates of
duty in the woolen schedule, except on
carpets, there shall be a reduction of
one cent on the hundred on the 1st of
July 189G, and thereafter of a like
amount on the first davs of July, 1807,
1898,1899 and 1900.
Flax, hackled, known as dressed line,
1} cents per pound.
Yarn made of jute 20 por cent ad
Banging for cotton, gunny cloth and
all similar material auuauiu mr cuvering
cotton, 15 per cent ad valorem.
Linen collars and cuffs and shirts of
oil articles of wearinz apparel, not especially
provided for 35 per cent ad
All manufactures of flax, hemp, jute
or other vegetable fibre, except cotton,
30 per cent ad valorem.
Sole leather 5 per cent nd valorem,
present law 10 per cent
Leather made into shoe uppers or
vamps, or other forms, "0 per cent ad
The glove schedule has been entirely
re-arranged and differs trom the McKinley
lav quite materially.
Printing papor, unpiscd, for books
and nowapapers,12 per cent ad valorem.
Envelopes, 20 per cent ad valorem.
Flaying cards, 10 cents per package
and 50 per cent ad valorem.
Some of the specific dutiea of the McITinlair
law nn nar^iAniBoraa onH rrlaao.
ware have been changed at follows:
Brick, not glazed or ornamented or
decorated In aDy manner, 20 per cent
ad valorem. Glazed, ornamented or
decorated, 30 per cent ad valorem.
(Present law 45 per cent). China,
porcelain, parian and bisque ware not
decorated in any mannor, 40 per centam
ad valorem. (Present law 55 percent ad
valorom). Decorated, 45 per cent.
(Present law 60 per cent ad valorem).
Plain green and colored, molded or
pressed and flint and limo glassware
including bottles, vials, demijohna and
carboya (covered or uncovered) whether
filled or unfilled, and whether the contents
be dutiable or free, not specially
provided for in thia act, 30 per cent advalorem.
(Present law, 1 cent to 1J
cent per pound, according to size.)
All articles of glass, cut, engraved,
painted, colored printed, ataincd, decorated,
silvered or gilded, not including
plato glass silvered or looking glass
mates, 35 per cent ad valorom. (Present
law, 60 per cent advalorem.)
All glass bottles, decanters and other
vessels or articles of glass, when cat,
engraved, painted, colored, printed,
Btained, etc., or otherwise ornamented
or decorated, except snch as havo
ground necks and stoppers only, not
especially provided for in this act, 35
per cent ad valorem. (Present law 40
per cent ad valorom.)
Unpolished cyliuder, crown and common
window glass not exceeding 16 by
24 inches square, 1 cent per pound.
(Proeentlaw lfr cent.) Above thatand
not excoeding 24 by 30 inches aquare,
lit cent per pound. (Present law 2].)
Above that and not exceeding 24 by 36
inches square. 1} cent per pound.
(Present law 2J.) All above that 1}
cent per pounn. (Present law 3} cents
per pound.
Cvlinder and crown glass, polished,
not'exceeding 16 by 24 inches squaro,
2J cents per square foot. (Present law,
4 cents.) Above that, and not exceeding
24 by 30 inches square, 4 cents por
square foot. (Present law, 6 centa.)
Above that, and not exceeding 24 by 60
inches aquare, 15 centa per square foot.
(Present law, 20 centa.) Above that,
20 centa per squaro foot. (Present law,
40 cents.)
Fluted, rolled or rough plated glass,
not including crown cylinder or common
window glass, not exceeding 16 by
2(1 inches square, j of 1 cent per square
foot. (Present law, 1 cent.) Above
that, and not exceeding 24 by 30 inches
square, lcent per square foot. (Present
law, u cents.) All nbovo that 1} cents
per aquare foot. (Present law, 2 centa.)
And all tinted, rolled or rough plate
glass weighing over 100 ponnds per 100
square feet shall Day an additional duty
on the excess at the eamo rates herein
imposed; provided, that *11 of the above
plate glass, when ground, emoothed or
otherwise obscured, aball ba lubject to
the eame rata of duty aa cait polished
plate glass uniilvered. 1
Spectacles, eyeglaaaes, opera glasses
and other optical instruments and
framos for the tame, 36 per cent ad
valorem. (Preient law 60 per cent ad r
valorem.) 1
Leniei of glass or pebble, wholly or
partly manulactured, 35 per cent ad _
valorem. (Preient law 60 per cent ad
All atained or painted window glaai
and atained or painted glaai windowa,
and all mirrora not exceeding in a lie
144 iquare inches, with or without
framea or cues, and all manufacturea of
glaaa or of which glaai ia tho component
of chief value, not apecially provided
for in thia act, 35 per cent ad
valorem. (Preient law 45 per cent ad
The marble atone schodule ahowi an o
almost general reduction. I
The agricultural achedule includoa all ii
farm producta and proviaionB. Many 1
changes have been made, specific dotiei p
being changed to ad valorem in many v
inatancea. All live animals not placed ?
on tho free liat by thia bill are mado j
liauio at zu per cent au voiviuuj, mu
same ns the present lav. t
Anchovitos, sardines and otbor fish g
packed in oil, tin boxes or in any other
form, 30 per cent ad valorem. (Present
law 40 per cent ad valorem.) '
Fish in cans or packages of tin or J
other material, except anchorites and f
sardines and fish packed in any other s
manner, not especially enumerated or 'j
provided ior in thia act, 20 per cent ad c
valorem. (Present law 30 per cent ad t
Brandy and other spirits manufac- ji
tured or distilled from Brain or other \
materials and not Especially provided t
for in this act $1 80 per proof gallon. t
(Present law $2 50.) c
Cordials, liquors, absintho and other t
spirituous beverages, or bittera of all t
kinds containing spirits, and not es- s
pecially provided for in this act, $1 SO v
per proof gallon. (Present law $2 60.)
Champagno and other sparkling t
wines in bottles containing sot more t
than one quart and more than one pint, c
$7 per dozen. (Present law $8.) ,
Ale exported and beer in bottlei or
jugs 30 cents per gallon. (Present law c
40 cents.) e
Buttons and button forms, pearl and 1
shell buttons, wholly or partly manu- [
facturod, 40 per centum ad valorem.
(Proiont law2J.) c
Jowelry and precious stones, all arti- I
clcs not specially provided for in this
act and commercially known as "jewelry,"
and cameos in frames, 25 per. cent ^
ad valorem. (Present law 50 per cent,)
Precious stones of all kinds, cat but
not set, 15 per cent advalorem. (Present
law 10 percont.) =
Pipes and all smokers' articles not g
specially providedfor50percent. (Pres- 0
ent law 70 percent) .
Umbrellas, parasols and sunshades,
covered with material composed wholly i
or in part of silk, wool or goat hair, 45 t
per cent advalorem. (Present law 55 g
per cent.) I
Many articles in the chemicals, oils 1
and paint schedule have been trans- t
lerred to tbo free list. c
Ink and ink powders, printers ink 1
and all othor ink not specially provided s
for in this act, 20 per cent ad valorem. I
Opium containing leas than 9 per 1
centum of morphia and opium prepared
for smoking, $0 per pound.
(Present law $12.)
All medicine preparations, including
preparations of which alcohol is a component
part, or in the preparation of
alcohol 1b used, not specially provided
for, 50 centa per pound.
Preparations used as applications to
tbo hair, mouth, teeth or skin, and
articles of perlumery not specially provided
for, 40 per cent ad valorem,
(Prosent law 45 per cent.
Soap?Castile eoap 20 per cent ad
valorem. (Present law 11 conte per
pound.) Fancy perfumed and all description
of toilet soap, 33 per cent ad
valorem. (Present law 15 cents per
A larce portion of the new tarifl bill
ia devoted to the administrative law.
Under the McKinley revision this was
made tho subject of a separate bill, but
the Democrats have simply added tne
administrative provisions to the customs
bill, and thus included tho whole ?
machinery of customs collections in one i
The changes in the administrative
law aro more numerous than was at
first contemplated, and some are of con- 1
siderable importance. One of these t
authorize* the secretary of tho treasury i
at bis discretion to permit the certifica- c
tion of invoices before United Mutes o
consular officors in adjoining districts
from that in which tho goods are manufactured
or purchased. Consuls aro
also authorized to refuse certificates of v
invoice not mado in strict accordance c
with tho regulations. The invoice shall ?
alio state tho namo of the consular dis- 0
trict and tho name of tho port or placo
from which tho merchandiio was pro- *
When ontry of merchandise nxcooding
$100 in value is made by a state- v
mont in tho form of an invoice, the :
collector shall requires bond in a penal
sum which shall bo double tbo amount
of the estimated duties and in the sum
of $100, it tbo merchandise be free of
duly for tho production of a duly certified
The decision of the collector as to
rate and amount of duties chargeable
on imports of merchandise, including
all dutiable costs and charges, and as to
all fees and exactions of wltatevor character,
shall be final and conclusive
against all persons interested therein,
unless the owner, importer, consignee
or agent of such merchandise, or the
person paying snoh fees, charges
and exactions shall, within ten days
alter, but not before such ascsrtainment
and liquidation of dntios as will in case
of merchandise, entered in bond as for
consumption, or within ten days after
the payment of such fees, charges and
exactions, if dissatisfied with such
decision, give notice in writing to tho
collector, stating therein distinctly and
specifically and in respect to such
entry or payment, the reason! for his
objections thereto, and if the merchandise
ii entered for consumption pay the
, [Gmlinucti on Second Fafe.]
:he Situation la Growing Very
Sorioua Along tho Lin*.
'be Men Declare They Bar* No Hand
in It?Demolished Engines and Hia>
lie* That Were Thrown at Thetn.
Non-Union Men Who Are Afraid to
Take Out Traioi?One Man Who
Waa Not a Candidate for the
Wjlkesbabrk, Pi.., Nov. 27.?The i?emd
week of the great strike on tha
vobigh Valley railroad is sow on and
ho chances ot a settlement either amcablv
or otherwise are us far off as ever,
'ho feeling between the contending
larties is growing in bitterness, and
rhile the strikers themselves are not
aking part in the many acta of vioencu
reported, their frfends are doing
be work for them and tho strikers are
ettine the blame.
An Aaaociatod Prcis reporter made
rip over the road from White Haven to
unkbannock this afternoon. He
ound very low trains running, bnt the
idings and yards were filled with carl,
ho impression he formed waatbat tba
ompany was not handling as many
raina as they did any day laat weak. ?
Five engineers, who had been workng
on the Lehigh Valley part of laat
reek, in tbe place of ihv strikers, told
heir story to Superintendent Eater
his morning. Tboy claimed that they
ould not go on their engines from Colon
to Mauch Chunk without taking
heir lives in their bands. Another engineer
who hud come in for his tim*
ras asked what was the trouble.
"I am not a candidate for tha
norgne," he said, "and, if three or foar
aen are going to be killed before thing!
uove smoothly, I want to be oat of here
rben the tblng happens."
Detective O'Brien informed an Aiioiated
Press reporter that there were
Ight or ten engines at the ronnd home
hat bad been smashed, and that np
lear the ronnd house there could bs
licked up 500 poandt of stones that
iad bcon thrown at engines yesterday.
The air la full of minora and they are
if a kind that alwaya materialize under
irevailing conditions.
Vtth the Election of Sovereign to Succeed
Himself? How It Wu Done,
PittT.ADEr.pniA. Nov. 27.?James Tt
lovereign, of low*, who in elected
;eneral master workman of the Knight*
f Labor thia afternoon by ? rote of 23
o 3 for Jamea Campbell, i* the third
nan to hold the office of general muur
workman In the order since Its or'anization
in 1869, Mr. Stephen* and
ilr. Powderly being the two other*,
"ho afternoon lesiion waa characterized
>y very peaceful and harmonlont proofing*.
General Worthy Foreman
Sishon occupied the chair. Upon aaemblinj:
the delegate* announced the
ollowing nomination* for a general
izecutive board, three of whom were to
ia a I AO t An
H. & Martin, Minnesota; J, W.
Jenna, Indiana; Jamea McGnirlf, Pi*-,
rict of Columbia ;T. Ohonforker. Mary*
and: J. Robinson, Indiana; D. I* Boy,
loath Dakota; 8. C. French, Maaaachiletta.
Martin, with twenty-four vaUa,
,nd Kenna and Roy, each with eiahoen,
were declared elected. T. B. MoJuire,
of New Yorlc, was elected oa
"riday, making a complete board of
Mr. Powderly waa aeen ihortly afterTarda
by an Aaaociatod Preaa reporter,
ie aoemed in excellent humor. When
aked hia opinion of the aiaembly'a
ctlon, he aaid:
"The king ia dead, long live the kta(Jr.
Sovereign will have no heartier
upport by any individual of the order
han he will receive from me. Ho 1*
iminently worthy of the poaitlon and I
leliove ho will fill the office at well a?
iny one can. He ai well aa I haa the
;ood of the order and mankind in genrai
at heart, and will labor hard to
mild the Knighta of Labor to the
'eighth it occupied before factional
Ighta and internal diaaffectlona reduced
t to ita preaont level"
Earthquake at Albany.
Ai.bany, N. Y., Nov. 27.?There waa
luite an evident ahock of earthquake
o-day, and aevoral of the large bulldnga
wore ao badly aliaken that the ooupnnta
loft in alarm. The ahock
iccurred about 2:30 p. in.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For West Virginia, rain, followed by clearing
reather: wait winds and clear.
For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio, rain;
learinR in the southern portion Tuesday; brisk
nd high southwest winds; slightly colder Tueslay
s famished by C. Scmrtrr, druggist, corner
farket and Fourteenth streets.
7 a. m? - 3d I a p. fi2
5 a. m...... 47 7 n. m 37
2 m. .. 61 | Weather?Rain.
|Art Portfoliol!'
t | PART I. j 11
Coupon No. 2.);;
f To secure this superb souvenir r
x i?nd or brlug 6 coupona like ,
f thUof different number* with I'
A 10o in sumps or coin to I
i Intelligencer Office, i
4 25 and 27 Fourteenth Street l
f avWrite your name and addresa I '
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