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Twenty-seven American motor ve
hicle manufacturing companies, ten
resenting Invested capital 01 many
millions and the employment of thou
sands of workingmen and women,
have joined In a brief in which they
protest against the provisions of tho
Underwood Tariff bill in so far as they
relate to the motor vehicle industry.
The American manufacturers join in
saying that they know that the pro
posed legislation is a menace to tho
automobile industry In the United
Tho companies which join In the
protest brief through a committee of
five are as follows: John S. Clark,
vice-president. The Autocar Company,
Ardmore. Pa.;H*rry S. Honpl, gen
eral sales manager. American Loco
motive. New York, N. Y.: V. A. Long
aker. general manager. American Mo
tors Company. Indianapolis, ind.; H.
\V. Ford, secretary. Chalmers Motor
Company, Detroit. Mich.; V. C. f.e
land, vice-president. Cadillac Motor
Car Company. Uetro-t, Mic'c.; 0. U.
Cole, president. Coles Motor Car Com
patty, Indianapolis. Ind.; G. W. Men
uett. vice-president. The Oarford Com
pany. Elyria. Ohio; M word Hayes,
president. Hi yes Av.iojnubtle Com
pany, Kokomc. lot) : ( ha il's l). Has.
ings. secretary, Hupu Motor Car Com
pany. Detroit, Mich.; S. T. Davis. Jr.,
president. Th- Locomo'alta Company
of America. Bridgenort, Conn.; G. A
Kissel, president. Kissel Motor Car
Comptjby. Hart forth Wit.; H. M. Jew
ett. president, Los'rr Motor Company.
Detroit, Mich.; I/o A. Fri', general
skie-, manager., Mitchell Lewis, Ha
cine, Wir. ; George M. Dickrcu. aeon -
l»ry. National Mote V. h' ;-ie Com
pany, IndlanapeU.-. led.; Georg, o.
Daniel«. Ylco-preoideiat. Oakland Mo
tor Car Company. For.L-u. Mich.; O.
(1 Hnlebin'O '. t'.,- p" Cider;
Motor Werfer La.i.ùay. MicV.; riser/
If. Joy. prer-d-n', Pjl.
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redge, pres,Leu , TV." V
Car Compjoy, f n rv
Charles Cl if on. 1«: t. . .
Arrov. Motor Cciayr.a;'.
Georg" Pop. 1 , irtrsure
Manufaetnrinj; Ccio, ony
ttnn.; H. M Sn;:!::r, rcJ
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1 -r, .mn Den,., uJc .a h ..s, they
•' f >re cii I
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ri« . T. ej tt • ta f i i'> tn- is
tmt a •
• F? ■ c i au '• - am' «u onto
lifte M-- : 4* r r , ■
l, MJ v,,,'. „ ' ■ y !
••Finlahed parts <■« ntomooUea nm
inriud.i- tiret" o ih" Snt
'The" duty on'nit these under the :
Parne-Aldrich tarif« h,l! it; 45 per
tient., based -,.pe ; tc argttm n! and '
the far. «bow,, to bear it pc;: lor dif-1
ferem • I th ■ of production 1
abroa and lr be Lai'-L feta'e« '
"inV. proposed to;:: C. p-.-jenl be■
fore the Const« ;,r the Dcmotratlc ma
lot ,lr w nrra .ttr. hr. nro'. irions so
S to tifrer^uvf Ä manu
factor'r ; nil tr.a iir"'.gn workman, by
opening the Amctfran nnrkct to them
on th" lowiest post-finie terms.
"Th? Itnpcnerr t.nd tepresentattves
of for Agn ma.tufaclurere are con
suited and their ai/.te taker.
"Th ■ America-. ina-/u , 'acturer. seek -1
In g t" defend hr business and bis
Cmplc / ' i from fr tig.; cheap labor
prodm ia, is utterly ignored.
A Itr-jarkslile Tar't' Hill
f bill there
are in tine wi,c. tc
pqr'8 and the p tcprrLy i
ipanufa'- jtct
"T bc firs d'l-p-UT
the A«.- »elated Pr *. émana, log frotn
l.; Vvao'aiiipton
oio;- rar-, v,ai tj
sent cut by
Democratic anti
tabled the du/' r
lie maintained a
per ce,;».
"in tv. • Dor. -
are sem- remaicau
* cr lag » be motoi .
yeh.o: anrt LîautUle. Indus
trie - ' : ond lc none iu Importance in
in,,. T ; (il
*'i; were not fo- t -e 'mlomltahle
« rterg" sî •* « 1 far oa 'nveptmen
*C cap!:a- '.i Id- America.' motor car I
indu a. times when the „osMbP ■.
tty of Itr becoming n great Industry
aa.d o profitable one were in the i
grave- iloiib,. i' wou.il no' in year» i
hi» u-e-. built up to tak ear«' of tac I
ego _ • neoeaaltle« of thi coqntrv i
lor to.- vehicle transportation and
»uni! hu.itireü - of ra..ilons or dolian j
y ou a' bave been -eu' to European '
mnuiact urers to supp.y tde Ame,.-1
nr neuf, Goufitleas te» of mil
Ion . ; dollars in the higher: wage» 1
would never have been paid ;
American workmrn. but would
vp been paid to Cheaper European I
! # h rr
îubft;- f ,,\ Kurop# |h
authoritatively ackttO'.v -tiged to b", j
•doordin; io th- nature of the occu
patlon. from on-third !■• one-half ov
Iwo-tlurds of th- " ugee paid lor »iml
la; work in Anv>r!e
Taiili Joker Exposed
"Now who/ iv the ';c!ter' In the
motor car ucheduic recommended by
(he v.-uye and meana oommlllea to
the Congress of the Untied Suites?
. , . .. _ J __
i tbnr representations. Europeanman
: ofartupers are hungry for the Arnen
! pan market. They have great factor
I»» »u Italy. France. Germany, Eng- j
iaad. Belgium and elsewhere which
hare met a saturated condition of Eu
ropran market*, ami ar*' now large y .
1 running at limited eapicity. honing fo i
'reduction of the America tariff. ,
'What does the Wilson tariff mean
to those factories? t
1 "Pocsn't i mean that they are ;
going to place advertisements lu F.n-,
1 ropoan papers, fo artisans of all (
; c assev of the!;- cbv.p labor7 Doesn't I
1 '- tn-an that the forces of those fae-
t,.r e- are going to be doubled and
8U, ' ,B
I "Let lia look for a moment:
'Toe second mause in the motor c«'
schedu e of the uw W.laon bill reads;
tnlomohile ( basses SO I'er Cent.
"Think of It! Printed in the bill!
KecommrntiCd by an 'American' ways]
Und dteani; ccmmiUee tha: the duty
should be one-third lower than be-1
' fore, and three per cent, lower than
ti »4 requested by the European
mua j facturera' representative. Chtvs.
« Smrritl. in his plea to the ways
and means committee.
! • Ut ; read on!
"Lc tho American workman ron
c«t tne deligu and pleasure w ith
: whico the Démocratie tariff bill a*
proposed will bo welcomed by the
' W- of Ettrope. how it will be wri
«m, d by European Chambers of Com
1 morce. by European njMUfacturera.
' by Burooean labor and by the po\
ernments of Europe, who would near
11> K've their souls it. trade for a quar
' to r °f the benefits thus extended ah
«olu.ely «s a gift by the proposed
Democratic hill.
"American manufacturers have had
to flgnl for every
trade gained through the ^fforts ot
the captains of American Industry.
"I" 'P** of great obstacles. Amerl
can export trade increases. .
1 "The foreign commerce of America
j has grown enormously even In the
i face of governmental attacks on co -
I These aggregations of capital are
! indispensably necessary to competi
t.on with similar aggregations of
Look back Into tho quoted paragraphs
above ;
"Finished automobile« and automo- !
bile bodies. 45 per cent.
ways and Uieaus cumiultte«. What j
does this mean, if It is straightfor
ward and honest?
"It means absolute approval and
commendation by the Democratic uta
jorlty of the present wavs and means
committee that the Payne-Aldrioh
bill was proper and wise, because it is
a confirmation and affirmation ot ex-!
actly the same rate of tariff as was
Incorporated in tho Payne-Aldrlch bill
and which is now in force for the pro- 1
tection of American industry and i
American labor.
33 Per Cent. Bitty Asked by Italians,
"it has been shown U> the ways
and means committee (now mark you
not by American motor car manu
facturers, but by European motor car
manufacturers, through their repre
sentative Charles H. Sherrill , repre
senting the American Importers' Sa
lon, w^ilch was and is composed of
a group of European importers and
manufacturers) that only a slight
modification of tho duty of 45 per
cent, was necessary to bo entirely
satisfactory to European factories.
(Sen tariff hearings. Sixtieth Con
gress, schedule C, part 2, pages 2660
to 2717.)
"Mr. Sherrill staled before the ways
and means committee that the duty
ought to be reduced from 46 per cent,
to 30 or 33 per cent, in order to give
the European manufacturers eqtry
into the great market of America at
satisfartroy rates of profit to them.
"That was all that, was requested in
their b«'half. Ple.as were made to the
ways and means commit!ee by the
j Italian Chamber ot Commerce of the
city of New York to the same end. All
1 of *' lis 111 8et f or331 3,1 ,3le hearings
' on the Paync-Aidrich bill, as ar«
many other records of tacts of vital
"The European manufacturers and
i tfieir American shop>; and American
i agents have been most industriously
; busy in seeking to accomp.jsh the
j owning of the American markets
more fully to European products. In
1 33,0 Republican ways and means com
mittee in 1903 their appeals fell on
deaf ears. In their efforts today they
J hnvc a Democratic ways and means
committee entirely In sympathy with
' the objects sought to be advanced by
capital in Ku rope in countries,
Ktr/opecn agareganm* of capital
Urn.-' the aid of their national govern
imiwts In their efforts to go forth, ge.
the'r quota of international tra<l p In
I America, aggregations of capital have
>' • of y possible ailcU and stone and ob
»tructlon und much unwarranted
i °r iicism thrown In the way of theli
i foreign and interstate trade,
I "Th> motor car industry ts deaerv
i 'ng ot credit for the large export
tiade which hat been bui.t up as a re
j 8, 'lt ot great national prosperity at
' home, which has enabled It to adopt,
manufacturing methods to reduce the;
P0B< of ?"'duetton. and enter the war)
1 for the t .,fid's commerce with Bnro
; P« an concerns who are better located
I*° freight, fully equipped with
I Ame' icar. marhinery and with cheap
labot available at approximately half
jiwo-thlrrts thnt paid American
j lHl 'or. .
u,,al *merlrnn export trade of
''Ind» has grown to exceed the
fahuioua sum of $ 2 , 0 () 0 , 00 h, 0 l »0 annu
ally. This rouid not have been done
without a condition precedent to it of
prosperity first in America, which
properly has given the ways and
nteanr and ability to ^engage in the
««ht for world wide commerça. Pros
parity at homo la the Aral nccnaaary
factor for Increase of export trade,
"It Is proper to he proud of the|
Kreat trade of tho world which Is

brought to America by the energy, in
dualry, ability and Ingenuity of
American manufacturers and their or
j of the trade is that parts"-makors
P™dnee motors, axles, transmissions.
frames, steerings. wheels, magnetos.
. [* tr chipf c0 * t chassis in iu
i 'he labor and material necessary to
, make tip these •parts'—not In tho
labor necessary to unite them Into a
t chassis. The rost of Joining together
A Heal Joker,
"It certainly Is a 'joker' to have
tiles at 45 per cent,, and to havs au
tomobile chassis listed at 30 per cent.
31 is important that according to tho
records of the custom housu practl
('ally ail ot the imports ot motor cars
is In the form of chassis—that Is,
running gear of the car, without the
"The chassis itself is really a com
pleted automobile. European factor
les ouly. manufacture chassis. The
chassis is the car Itself from tho trade
point of view. .
"Especially should it bo noted that
'he chassis is tho thing the European
manufacturer wants to bring in at the
minimum rate of duty. European mo
tor car manufacturera do not make
tho bodies except to a very small ex
tent, as bodies are too bulky and too
subject to damage in shipping, and
loo expensive to ship by reason of
their bulk'in^jroportion to their value,
"Does it seem like a 'joker' to have
a ways and means committee put Its
stamp of approval on tho 46 per cent,
rate of duty for finlsln-d automobiles
exactly as was done by the Payne-Ald
rich bill and then place a rate of duty
of 30 per cent, on the chassis?
"Thc first clause Is ot no force and
effect, with the second also in the bill.
"The real duty if wc stop there is
30 per cent,
"It is clear to any man at all fa
miliar with the production of motor
cars that tho chassis is practically the
whole vehicle. II is the part requir
ing the ingenuity, the invention, tho
expensive material, and the elaborate
work of skilled manufacture, chiefly
repflcseuted In expense by American
labor at American wages, and Ameri
can material. There is practically no
material now imported. It is all made
In this country. Magneto factories,
parts makers, etc., etc., have been
transplanted to America and even mo
tor ear faefories also by the present
Payne-Aldrlch tariff.
Joker An, 2.
"A 'Joker.' dirt we say? Let 's Toad
further and take up the next clauses
in the new Wilson tariff hill, as far
as it, refers to automobiles!
"Finished parts of automobiles, not
including tires. 20 per cent.
"That acema like an innocent para
"But parts of an automobile make
an automobile. A chassis is composed
of parte The accepted phraseology
Parts or 'sections indeed a
minor one. It Is a negligible per cent,
of the chassis cost,
}• « European manufacturer going
to Import his product Into America as
chaaala at 30 per cent, duty when ho
can ship It at lead cost of freight an*
< ' n,w ' It, at a lower valuation for duty
purposes ns parts' or 'sections' and
P«v « ""ty of 20 per cent. only, and
hare simply to assemble the 'sections'
mt b chassis at a cost of approximately
U is celar that the foreign manu
facturer will provide for uniting the
'»ported 'parts' or 'sections' In Amer
ra Chassis as such will only be
Imported by the foreign manufacturer
without sufficient means to establish
i,n «•«'mbling branch here or by tho
''«»«»I purchaser who buys abroad.
' Theflrstand aecondclauBesthere
fore are of absolutely no force and ef
Sale of 350 Fine
Stylish Spring and
Summer Suits
$ 7.98
$ 9.98
$ 12.75
$ 15.00
$12.98- -Lot No. 1 consists of serge and mixtures.
Good values.
$15.50 Suits consisting of all-wool serges and
$20.00 Suits of mannish all-wool serge materials;
plain styles .
$22.50 Suits of Bedford Cord, in all the newest
shades at .
$8.00 three-quarter and full length"coats;
values at..
$12.00 three-quarter length serge and plaid Coats, OW
half lined . «P I «a/O
$14.50 Coats for Misses and Juniors of fine quality
serge. Extra special .
$ 4.98
$ 9.98
Some 25 different styles in
new lawn and voile waists.
Nicely made; regu- QQ/»
lar $2.00 value at... ÎfOO
New dresses of percale,
French tissue and gingham;
all colors; latest style trim
$2 98
value; special..
Boston Cloak Store, 4 «...T'
Wc Give Green and Gold Stamps for the Asking.
"The real effective duty ta 2U per
«Hh tho third clause also lu. thaï !
£ fleet Illustrated,
who buys
"The man In the grocery business
an American automobile.
sees his money distrubuteij In pay
roll to the American workmen making ,
, ' Jat automobile, who, buying grocer-1
the point of ready Hdniisaton of for-I
sign automobiles, or 'parts,' this
same grocer or clothier sees itis
money going to Europe to pay foreign
workmen, and be spent lor foreign ,
groceries and clothes. With the i>ur- j
('base of the American automobile the
buyer benefits the American manu- I
facturer, the American wotknian —
and himself. V Hit the tariff reduced
to admit foreign automobiles, the j
purchasers of them take away ih«
means of existence of the American
motor cat munufiKturcrs. the Ainerl- j
can workman- and himself, to Jtisl
that extent. ,
"The final effeet of the proposed
Underwood Hill is impossible of de-l"
termination in advance. It will affect I
different types and values and «tuait- j
ties of vehicles differently. It Is revo- ;
lutionary entirely. Tho advice of Im- 1
porters and foreign manufacturers
has taken the place of pulnstak ng.
scientific tariff making under the Tar- |
iff Board investigation methods. ]
Tariff Rales Merely Business (jnesllon j
"The tariff should not be the foot-)
ball of politics. It is only and should ;
be only considered as a business ques
lion and treated and considered as all |
business questions In business should
be considered—that is. strictly on the
merits of the facts! , ,
•'There are manufacturers in Amer
ica who think they are conducting
successful businesses by reason of
their great personal ability when in
reality It is because of wise tariff
"Lot them take their brains and |
their plant and their employes io i
Spain, Italy. England. Germany, |
France, Belgium, Austria or Canada
and even if they do manufacture effi
ciently they will then find sadly that
it is the lark of the American market
which xvIM reduce them to the level of I
the other factories in those countries.
"If through the wlxardy and ma
nipulation of securities Immense for
tunes have been reaped under the
'then' rules of the game, does it, follow
that we should cripple and limit and
destroy our industrial system by
which our people all live, and pros
per. too?
"Why kill tho dog now wo have got
the (teas mostly off of him?
"John N. Willys, vice-president, The
Willys-Ovcrland Company.
"W. C. Lelaiid, genera] manager, 1
Cadillac Motor Cur Company.
•'Charles Cliffton, treasurer, Piercc
Arrow Motor Car Company.
"Hugh Chalmers, president, Chal
mers Motor Car Company.
"Henry B. Joy, president, Packard
Motor Car Company.'*
Next week is LOLLY POP Week.*
An enthusiastic meeting of the
Factory l^eaguo was held last night
in the offices of the Pusoy & Jones
Company, when final preparations
were made for the opening of Mie
League on Saturday. The schedule
Pusey & Jones Company vs. Speak
man Supply.
Eastern Malleable Iron vs. P. R. R.
Harlan and Hollingsworth vs. Lob
dell Company.
Edge Moor vs. Electric Hose.
Workers And the Wants the most
eeonomieal and surest means of plac
ing their needs before employers.—
Interest in tho engagement of the
Ahorn Opera Company, in "The Mo- 1
hemlan Girl," which
at the j
evening 1» indicated in tho large ad
' produccd
and WHmliigtolnans w ill have an on-1
, poYtunity to hour this tuneful opera
j sur , K ), v H callable
Next week is LOLLY I'Ol* Week.*
j l.'MHIE »l>S MFMB' IIS
|, .. . . . ' * „
' ' 'nH *"'ev °î v ?.u C L > 'Îh''|
j | d ,, t a ' Î
il. ',., ' M V , , S J Brandywine
, Grange, conferred the first, and
l l , 'grees on a class of six candi
1 ** 8 , HNt ''vrnlttg.
I Owing to the lateness of tho hour,
j • ,1 '' social program was cut short.)
; 11 consisted of the following: Plano
1 solo. Miss Alice Ryan; "Putting the
Curb On," Ralph Wlnanf, humorous
.reading. Harley Mottsley; Ernest
| Smith spoke on the Untied States']
] délits and also on the question of re
j during all foreign postage to
Grand Opera House tills afternoon and
in a long while.
The excellence of
this offering is very generally known,
vocal solo, Miss Helen Mc
; Elroy,
On next Thursday evening tho do-|
| gre e team will confer the third and
fourth degrees, after which the usual
bravest feast will bo celebrated.
It is a gcod plan to lake tho time
to acquaint ouo's seif with the
portunities Iha*
through the Want Colunms.—Adv.
Special Menu (or Satnrday
"The Kind Like Mother Used to
Vegrtable Soup, Clam Chowder,
Stewed Snapper (MaryluSd Style)
Pot. Rossi of Beef.
Brown Potatoes,
Home-made Pies,
French Drip Coffee.
Brown Gravy,
Deviled Crabs,
Apple Pudding,
The Exchange
Seventh St. bet. Market and hing
I narb
Will Close Fridays at 6 p. m. Until
Further Notice
Clothes For the Entire Family
Charge Accounts Solicited
Open Tuesday
and Saturday
j Evenings
5 th and
Big pkg. Century Macaroni.. ,5c
3 lbs. new Rolled Oats.5c
13c can Childs' special Packed
A good size can White Pears...9c
While they last.
Ten Hotel Candles for.5c
Heinz's Baked Beans
Three cans for .
4 nice, fat juicy Mackerel,.. .25c
Ivins' Lunch-on-Thins.13c lb.
The real thing; not the ordinary
so-called butter thins.
Childs' Special Blend Coffee
. 27c lb.
Will stand comparison with a
great many stores' 35c coffee.
Childs' Golden Pcaberry at 25c lb.
4 lbs
Is far above the usual grades
sold. While our Golden Santos
Coffee at 23c is the best medium
priced Coffee we know of.
Childs' Pure Olive Oil, 22c bot
tle . Î
Now is the time for making
dainty salads, and you should have
the best Olive Oil which is Childs'.
Sewing Machine Oil...3c a bottle
A fine lubricant for sewing ma-j
chines, lawn mowers and other
small machinery. Won't gum or
Lcbonan Bologna ....
.19c lb.
The kind that makes you feel
like "keeping on eating"—made
by an old German fellow who has
the knack of knowing how—care
fully smoked and appctizingly sea
soned—thinkly sliced.
Childs' Young ladies' Brooms, 29c.
Made from selected dwarf
broom corn. Sweeping is play
when you use Childs' Young
Ladies'—it's a 35c quality for 29c.
Childs' Best Flour
22c can Asparagus Tips.15c
Pound can Childs' Pure Phosphate
Baking Powder .15c
Fresh Shredded Cocoanut, 15c lb.
at ...
4 lbs ..
Pound cans in Tomato Sauce.
2 cans Early June Peas
MTT.. 6c lb.
Big can perfumed Talcum Pow
Big pkg. Quaker Corn Flakes, ,6c
3 cans Childs' Best Condensed
Milk .
Big pkg. Corn Starch. 5c
Cleaned Currants.8c lb.
4 cans Sugar Coin
Big can Golden Pumpkin.5c
... 25c
1908 Market St.,
525 Madison Street
Goods Delivered Anywhere
Childs' City Stores
621 King Street
t 208 Delaware St.
New Castle.
The Silver Service
upon your dining table contributes an atmosphere of dignity and quiet
elegance to tho whole house.
Nothing quite so complimentary to your guests—nothing so In
dies! ivc of refinement.
The"Pxpcnse need be but small even though the
quality be
229 Market Street.
Our Window full of Suits at close Prices
has turned out a Good and Quick
Advertisement, so much so that We're
goin£ to let it have the Chiefest part
of the Glory of Bringing in Trade.
Beautiful styles of New Spring Suits, $8.75, $10.00, $11.25,
$12.00, »13.5ft $1,1.00. $16.50, $18.00 and $20.00.
And each suit from $.1.00 to $5.00 under the price of others.
Look at the wonderful—we'll just say that much and stop.
Look at the Suits and tho prices—they're the talk of
the > street.
Max Ephraim & Son
Just Around (he dimer of Fourth and Market Streets.

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