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Record for the First Half Year Shows Large Drop. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS FALL Underwood-Simmons Tariff Measure, After Six Months, Meets with De creased Business of All KMidc ~ r Which Custom House Is Barometer —Beef imports 60,000,000 Pounds. WASHINGTON. me Mot year’s record of the new tariff law presents a spectacle of falling reven ues, increased deficits, reduction of in dustrial activities <nd smaller export ation of manufactures. Ihe new law ended its first six month’s record at the close of busi ess April 3rd, and the report of the treasury receipts tells the story of the full period so far as relates to revenue while other official reports just is sued cover in detail the commercial operations of five months and furnish a basis for an estimate as to the sixth month of the period. Fall in Customs. The actual figures for the six months shows a fall of over $25,000,0011 in customs receipts when compart i with the corresponding period of the preceding year. Not a single month in the entire period shows as large receipts from customs as that of the corresponding month of the preceding year when the Payne-Aldrich law was in operation, and in but one of the live months for which details of im p* rts are available are the imports of manufacturers’ materials as large as :-n the corresponding month of the previous year. For the five months for which detail ed figures of trade under the new law are now at hand, the imports of man ufacturers’ raw material amount to nut $253,000,000 against s2Bo,ofio,o'oo in Hie same month of the preceding year ;-nd those of manufactures for further use in manufacturing are but $122,50-0,- 0(00 against $149,500,000 in the pre ceding year. Export Re c ords as Bad. .Meantime the export records are equally bad so far as relates to forc ing our manufactures into foreign Markets. The official record of the five months ending with February, 1914, shows but $315,750,000 in exports and cf manufactures for further use in manufacturing $149,0-00,000 against *162,000,000 in the corresponding peri od last year. As to the increased food supply un der the removal of duties the quantity of beef imported in the five months for which a complete record is at hand shows a total of but 67,000,000 pounds and the reports for the sixth months from current publications which pre rent a weekly record indicate that the total for the full half year will amount to considerably less than one pound P* ’ capita. REA ASKS RATE INCREASE President of Pennsylvania Presents Some Interesting Arguments. WASHINGTON, Samuel Rea, president of the Pennsylvania railroad system, who submitted interesting ar guments to the interestate commerce commission in an effort to show the necessity for an increase in freight rates on the railroads east of the Mis sissippi, said in part: “Our company is owned by over 89,- €OO stockholders. Fully forty-eight per cent of this number is made up of womov, and two-thirds of the stock holders do not hold over $2,500 each of the stock. No return on many of our lines has been earned, and on al most all of them the return has beer inadequate.” PAY TQO SMALL; JUDGE QUITS Son of Justice Day of U. S. Supreme Court Leaves the Bench. CLEVELAND, O. William L. Day, judge cf the United States court for the northern Ohio district, sent his resignation to Attorney Genera’ Mcßeynolds and will leave the bench May 1 because the pay is too small. Mr. Day is thirty-seven years old He was 1 nited States district attor ney previous to 1911. His home is at Canton, 0., and he is a son of Justice Day of the I nited States supreme court. CROSBY WILL HELPS ART Pioneer Chicago Fiancier’s Testament Is Filed for Probate. CHICAGO. The will of Frederick William Crosby, a pioneer financier of Chicago has been filed for probate. The sum of SIO,OOO was left to the Art Institute; SIO,OOO to the Presby terian hospital, and SI,OOO to the Firs; Baptist church of Beividere, 111. The balance of the estate, valued at about $1,000,000 was left to relatives and friends. Judge Kirby Leads Clarke. LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Analy sis ol a total vote of 135,558 shows Judge W. F. Kirby to be exactly 102 votes ahead of United States Sena tor James P. Clarke, in the contest as the latter’s successor. Later re turns may change this lead. SECRETARY DANIELS Issues Sweeping Order, Abol ishing All Drink in the Service. WASHINGTON. A “dry” navy Is now to take its place as the right arm of grape juice diplomacy in the scheme of the Wilson administration. Secretary of the Navy Daniels ha signed an order which absolutely pro hibits the use or introduction of al coholic liquor upon any vessel of the navy or within the confines of any ravy yard or shore station. This or der will be issued to the service at once and will become effective on July 1, 1914. SHORT GUTS TO THE NEWS New York bankers charge “political patronage” in the selection of federal reserve centers. Scarlet fever has broken out at the Un versity of Illinois at Champaign. F’our students are striken. Thre armed men broke into a Rux bury, Mass., department store, blew up the safe and escaped with ?2G,• :00. Toledo, 0., now has three-cent car farts, the traction company “giving up the ghost” after a twelve-year light. Sale of the Chicago inter Ocean has been ordered by Federal Judge Car penter. The paper will be sold to the highest bidder. Emile Vedrines, brother of Jules Vedrines. end two others lost their lives in a fall while making a fiigii' across the aviation field at Rheims, France. An unkn°wn assassin, armed with an ax, murdered Mrs. Eliliu Francis, of Little Rock, Ark., and three of her children, after setting fire to the woman’s home. Edward Holler, chief of Police of Terre Haute, Ind., has been sentenced to jail for contempt of court. His trouble grows out of the election frauds in the Indiana city. Edward Hines, Chi c ago lumber man, has won his famous fight with the state of Mississippi involving tim ber holdings in the southern counties, valued at about $15,000,000. Two Chicago girls, Miss Marjorie Chauncey, 17, and Miss Mayme Con nors, 22, killed themselves after all night “joy rides.” Miss Chauncey said a man dared her to take mercury tablets. It is said in Washington that the speech in which Champ Clark '*r’t icisea the president’s canal tolls views, was inspired becausß the pres ident had not taken Rep. Clark into his confidence on the subject. Detective W. J. Burns declared up on his arrival in Chicago from At lanta, Ga., that Leo Frank is innocent of the murder of Mary Phagan and that he will produce the guilty man. A pardon is looked for for Frank. Harry Payne Whitnew, Frank So. Butterworth and Charles W. Somers, investing a huge fortune in down town Milwaukee building, have prom ised to build a clubhouse for the Mil waukee Athletic club to cost $500,- 000. New York courts have decided that Miss Florence Louise Brandt, the lowa school teacher, is not the legally adopted daughter of Wm. Zeigler, the baking powder millionaire. Zeigler left an estate of $15,000,000. Miss Brandt claimed half. Indictments for lar c eny, burglary and receiving stolen property have been returned by the grand jury against officials of the Terre Haute, Ind., traction company. It is charged tnev rifled the room of a street car men’s union organizer. Professor W. M. Moore, of Prince ton, has been confirmed by the senate as interstate commerce commissioner. The house of representatives did not “knock out” the “mileage grab” as was expected. It also increased the salaries of its secretaries from sls‘oo to SIBOO per annum. The exequator of George C. Caroth ers has been revoked by General Hu erta at Mexico City. The action is taken as a slap at the United States. General Carranza’s commission, in quiring into the death of William S. Benton, has declared Villa innocent of the murder. Rodolfo Fierro fs under fc.ent2c.oe tin* guilty man. Excising the Stolen Goods. An orchestra leader who has a fac .ulty for detecting reminiscences made himself unpopular with the composer of an opera of serious pretension re cently. It had been decided that the performance must be shortened, and the members of the orchestra had been assembled to make some cuts in the score. “Now,” said the leader, “we will be gin by shortening the overture.” “What shall we leave out?” asked the concert master. “Those thirty-two measures begin ning with ‘Carmen’ and ending with ‘Rigoletto.’ ’’—New York Post. The Sensitive Jester. “I)e VVooze seemed to get mad be cause I didn’t laugh at that weazened joke of his.” “Humor him when you can. You see, De Wooze is the sort of humorist that expects somebody to smash the bass drum every time he chortles a pun.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. 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