RC Kells

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RC Kells - His statements were objected to by several...
His statements were objected to by several speakers Mr Holman editor ot the Pacific Rural Frest said the tariff affected the marketing ot iron clothes and most other commodities and he thought figs were no exception He did not think that the papers wonld be telling the truth if they reported that California did not want a duty protecting its fruits His remarks were received with applause Mr Maslm rose to explain that he had not intended to speak on the question at all - I know he said that nearly all those here are in favor of a tariff and unless Mr Lelong bad called on me I would have said nothing The subject of deciduous fruits was handled by RC Kells of Yuba He wanted higher tariff on preserves and canned goods and thought foreign manufacturers should be forced to plainly mark all adulterated goods Mr Cooper told the convention of his experience with English walnuts Sometimes they produced 12 cents but last year the price dropped to 3 cents He had been forced to dig up 128 acres of fifteen - year - old trees because they did not pay well enough Ji the 3 cents a pound tariff were removed hasaid the profits on walnuts with twenty - seven trees to the acre would be less than from pasture land Free trade means the en a of the nut business Twenty years ago almonds were never less

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 14 Jul 1893, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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