The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 15, 1890 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 15, 1890
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GOOD TARIFF ARGUMENTS. Extract* From Recent Speeches In the sea* ate - Decrease of Price* - Export DU» ctmht»-WftKp» in the Gtn«» Tndontry-Tlie Besult Of a thrift Pot Revenue Only- BUfiiffig Corn For Fnel. Monniti, OF vnnsfosT. It Is true that some agricultural prod* " L now bring a less price than was i for some years after the war of !,rebellion, hut this depression of is not peculiar to the United States. It pervades the whole world, and is more serious in Great Britain, where free trade prevails, than anywhere else. Here, however, farmers have the satisfaction to find that the chief articles of consumption, which they havo to buy, have been reduced in price even more than any reduction upon farm products. A bushel of corn in New England will buy more cotton cloth, or more crockery and glass ware, more salt, and more calico, gingham and other dress goods for women than ever before. I will append a list of articles in common use, which might bo greatly enlarged, to show tho decline in general prices ever since 1880. The following is a statement showing tho decrease in price of many articles within the past ton years largely consumed by the agricultural community: •o that we may sae the difference between that country and this. The following is a, table of wftj?*s paid fbt labor in the following places In tha window glass industries: Assoftera Teasers Goal wlieoler.. Master teasor Lour t 'tider ,. Wheel lurner Biiioksliiitii Bitchtnlxcr Blow furniicotnun Pttcker OlOrll Olcrk Clo k K? 3 0 0 P6 P.S ; O $6 72 5 *b 6 84 5 88 8 46 2 84 / 88 0 7^ 8 41 4 80 r> 75 5.114 5 7n V, 4n H 00 7 t( a. D Ji "•?•* BR ; c. $6 '24 ti.O' 0 72 <! 0 7 80 4 8 • 1 9 siyfi 8 00 4 "8 5 W >«•' rt M $£ o'-» 53 fg. . * $25.00 2S.OO 12.60 15, Oil 21.0) 11.86 13 <iO ^5.00 US 0 i 0 00 13 05 12.0) 21 00 U.'O l>f.ltO tf> 00 Mo win ur machine Bnrb wlrn, per pound Fence staples pur pound Iron nulls porkcg Pnttv, pur )•>' und Window glnss Xj'Xntern Common cluvls Milk pnns, per Uozcn Wlro doch, per foot Tin cup Zinc, per pound Cast butts, with acri-w« Chnlna, por pound -. . Door Ju 0)1 Covured pull Wheelbarrow I'lo plates, per dozen Mortlsw lock Cistern pump Universal \vrinitnr i— M HJ go 8 . JW3.CO 1 10 6.00 8.00 1.40 7.'' 10 (*) lift 75 1.5n 70 2.25 (H 1 10 10 1> 20 22 65 ?B cO 2.^6 70 00 4.<5 70! M? Bff .-O ."' SJO.O/ (14 05 2 I'C 2 8 1 4.60 85 40 05 (*) 01 50 "iS 1 1 1.00 03 (if) 05 10 I2V2 12 25 JO 10 1 60 i?5 B5 2 25 B.iO *Roclucetl 2.~i per cum. 8ENATOK IIISOOCK, OF NEW YORK. Mr. President, I have examined with great care the charges that have been so confidently made by Democratic newspapers, and reiterated on the floor of the Senate, that American manufacturers were soiling- their goods to foreign dealers and consumers, offering them freely at the large discounts given from the prices at which the same goods were offered to the same class of American dealers and consumers. The misunderstanding, if it is that and not an attempt to falsify and deceive the public, is occasioned by the fact that the retail price-lists, less the discoun ts, are given as the cost of the goods to foreign jobbers (there is no foreign retail trade), and the retail price-lists, without discounts, as the cost to tho American jobbers, when tho most casual investigation would havo satisfied Senators on the other side that equal or greater discounts were given from those retail prices to the American trade. It has been made a very material question. I confess that I do not know of an article that has received tariff protection for a series of years that it is not now sold for a much loss price than it was before it was protected. In tho general reduction of tho prices of manufactured goods the large amount of the American products and the great number of useful inventions to which Amer- 'ican genius has given birth are the potent factors of large reductions throughout the world. The charge, if true, would prove either that the manufacturers do not require the protection they have, or that on account of a combination among them they sold their goods in the domestic market at tho enormous profits indicated by the large discounts to the foreign trade; for it is fair to assume that only in exceptional cases, where the manufacturer finds on bis hands a surplus that he cannot dispose of at remunerative rates, or through bankruptcy, goods are forced upon the market, would they be sold abroad except at a profit, and I concede that tho charges made, if true, wero as trenchant against many customs rates now existing as they are vicious and even criminal. In debate, Senators upon the other side have hovered around and concentrated their forces around this point to launch their eloquent vituperations against the tariff question more than any other. It is 3. remarkable fact, in this connection, that in many individual instances manufacturers charged with this great crime against American consumers—for if tho charges were true it is a crime- have written to newspapers and gentlemen making charges explaining tlleir methods of business and refuting the charges, and in no instance that I can recall have the writers received the benefit of their denials, but on the contrary they seem, to call forth louder and more constant and specific assertions of their truth. I confess to surprise that Senators who should discuss this great economic question, basing their arguments upon facts and the logic of facts, have consented, as it seems to me, to descend to gross misstatements and to misrepresent honorable men in their efforts to excite prejudice and hostility to ^ groat economic policy. In this discussion, sir, we can not be too careful— .either side—in guarding against calling to our aid in support of our theories any matter that will not stand thf highest crucial test in respect to its verity. I, sir, have nothing but commiseration tor a party leader in this debate who finds it necessary to supply his constituency with erroneous or incomplete statements to hold them in party lines upon this great issue that now divides the two great political organizations. SBNATOK CULLOM, OF ILLINOIS. I will take occasion to read the letter of this gentleman: PiTTSBUaas, Feb. 6,1890, PEA.U SIR—I Inoioso you a list o( wages puid in Europe and America. Xhe wages are still about the saaie; {hey were given me by tUe workmen th •msolves, and I know they are correct. Respectfully yours, JA.MJSB CAMPBELL Mit IHOMis M. lUYtns, Washington, D 0. I simply desire that the tab|e tp whioh X have referred may go *Oto the IOWA STATE NEWS. BENATOK MITCHELL, OF OREGON. Mr. President, lot the doctrine of free trade or a tariff for revenue only, which is'the same thing, as insisted on by tho Democratic party, bo inforced as our American policy and the result will be that only those foreign products which can not be produced in this country will bo taxed, while all others will be permitted to come in by the shipload froe; and while for a short time tho cost of some of those articles, both domestic and foreign, may and undoubtedly would bo reduced to tho consumer, very soon tho tables would be turned, American producers would bo driven to tho wall, factories, mills and machine shops would be closed, the fires of furnaces would die out, hundreds of thousands of laborers would bo thrown out of employment, tho agriculturist, the wool grower, the cattle, hog, sheep and horse raiser, the dairyman, the manufacturer of butter, cheese and kindred products would all be com palled to compete with the unrestricted and unrestrained importation of these articles from foreign countries, for all of which tho United States would become the dumping ground—tho free and open market. And then what would bo the rosull further? Simply this: Tho excessive importations, having crushed out American production and having wiped out Amov can industries, would at once control tho markets in this country, and immediately prices on the necessaries of life would advance all along the line to the consumer, and, as a result, the groat masses—the mechanics, laborers and artisans—would be menaced anc smitten with a two-sided, double-edgec sword, one that would cut down un mercifully and relentlessly the rates of wages, if not indeed in many instances cause an entire deprivation-of employment, while tho other would carve oh the rate board of the consumer a marked increase in the price of every one of the necessaries of life. And not only so, another lamentable fact, and one which must not be lost -sight of, would result from such a state of things, and that is the money thus paid out by the American consumer in such a stato of affairs for the necessaries of life, would, instead of going to increase and aid in paying the wages of these same consumers, instead of going to our manufacturers and farmers, to the producer of this country, would go to fill the exchequer of foreign importers, and to swell the coffers of the producers of England, Canada and other countries. When, therefore, it is insisted that the tariff is a tax and is paid by the consumer, the answer is that this is only the case, or at least most generally the case, when the tariff is a Democratic tariff—that is, one for revenue only, and not a Eepublican tariff, or one primarily not only for revenue but which fosters and encourages American production, and the result of which is not to increase the price of the commodity to tho consumer to the amount of such tariff, or to any amount, but which prevents a destruction of industries by a ruinous competition , from abroad, and which, in fact, by stimulating competition at •home, reduces ifc far below in many instances, and in fact most instances, that which it would be but lor the tariff. SUXATOll PADDOCK, OF NEBRASKA. Protective tariffs do not operate in foreign countries to oppress the farmer, and yet he has greatly suffered and many have been ruined, while our farmers throughout the West have at least measurably prospered. It is, therefore, tho wildest vaporing for our Democratic friends to charge this world-wide depression in agriculture to the American tariff. It is quite as absurd to constantly ring the changes upon tho alleged burning of corn in the newer States on account of poverty from high tariffs. Why, Mr. President, there has never been any general burning of corn in my State because of poverty. Convenience and choice have been the incentive in the vast majority of instances. This story originated in the hard experiences of frontier settlers during some of the severe storms which occasionally prevail in that section in winter, when the railroads and wagon roads are obstructed and the cold so severe that it is impossible to move a rod in any direction, even without a wagon. At such times corn, which makes tho quickest and hottest of fires, is the richest blessing which wealth could command, because without it the farmer and bis family in many cases would perish, and at such times it is freely burned. It wpuld be so burned if it were worth four dollars a bushel .instead of twenty-five cents, which is a remunerative price to farmer in that section. Got Out of the Cottnty. James McDonald, of Anthon, Wood- iury County, was placed under arrest at Gushing for forgery, cattle stealing and mortgaging property which did not >olong to him. Constable Inschs and wo assistants had him in charge, from whom ho escaped to a corn-field which was quickly surrounded by several hundred people. The prisoner got away :rom tho whole outfit and swore out a warrant for Inschs before Squire Humphrey, of Morgan township, for lorse-stcaling, which he .mailed to the deputy sheriff of Woodbury, at Danbury, lie then got out of the county. Fire Apparatus Statistics, In the cities and towns of the Stato .hero are 34 fire steamers and 70 other fire engines for the protection of property from conflagration. There are 113 book and ladder trucks, 215 hose carriages, 5,980 members of fire departments, 00 horsos and 178,075 foot of hose. There are 18 electric fire alarms, with 248 boxes and 104 other alarms. There are 8,250 hydrants and 421 miles of pipe for water supply. The value of fire apparatus and buildings is $855,605. UNCHfsays to be done? ~"**~ Ought* stands for noHiin The house oughh l*o be cte&ne< 'V/ihh Sapq//o.Try&c&ke inyoitp nexKhouse-cledwninjI convinced Proposed Great Knllroad. Articles of incorporation of the Chicago, Iowa & Pacific Railway Company have been filed at DCS Moines. The chief place of business is Des Moinea and the capital stock is $100,000,000. Among the lines in contemplation is one from Chicago through Des Moines to the City of Mexico, with a branch extending from a point at or near Dos Moines to or near Tacoma or Seattle, Wash. Valuable Pearls Found. In Coon river, near Perry, Dallas County, several valuable pearls have boon found. Jeweler Frank Hewitt recently sent abbut twenty to Chicago, and they were pronounced first-class and brought good prices. They were found in live clams, which are numerous in the river-bed. Selected for I Vest Point. The examination at Mason City for a West Point cadetship resulted in the i selection of Herbert Arthur White, of Worth County, with Ole Hallingby, of Osage, as second, and John R. Arnold, of Mason City, as thira. This is the third member of the White family who has received the appointment. 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Ad- ross ror Explanatory Circular, gent free, THE OS1- VKRSAt AGENCY, C. UollMer, See'?, 39 Market St. , Chlest*. Positive cure. Sample pacJt- [efreeby.mail. W.L.DAX, ,_- West 12& St, N. V. City. O3-NAME TIBS PAPER twrttaejouimw. DYSPEPSIA WACUIMRTflU Write for Information. KHOmllUIUit STATB and Toww Juy Anderson,BorSS.Seattle.Wash Near anff TOWN. III I [WMIP A. N. K.-A 1313 WHEN WRITING TO ADVERTISERS PLEASE •tate that you raw the Advertisement t» tU* —A Cambridgeshire, England, farm of 303 acres, which, a few years ago w^s purchased for £10,000, and has since had £3,000 spent upon the homestead, has, it is stated, just changed hands at Wis- beach for the sum of £3,650—a reduction upon the previous cost of 60 per cent. Agricultural land in England has fallen in value during the past thirty years some 40 per cent.; so that there must be in this particular oaae some unusual conditions attached to the sale to ao- couut for this large depreciation. —The total of Great Britain's exports of tin-plates during the tibjlrteen yeare, 1877-1889, amounted fr 9, 69S, 650 -tons, of which the United States took move than throe tines the to all other NOIVH in Jlnef. A concerted raid has been made on >ho saloons at Ottumwa. Green County hogs took more pre- ceiums at the State fair than all the balance of the State combined. A young man passed a check for 5100 to which Mayor Duncan's name was forged in Burlington. He was arrested. Mary Leonard, of Council Bluffs, has taken out naturalization papers. Three horsos and nine cows were burned with the barn of M. Harris, an East Des Moines milkman. The insurance was small. James P. Stearns, a merchant of Sladensburg, walked off the Wabash train and was killed. Hog cholera is epidemic in Northeastern Iowa. Adair County has Decided to build a 825,000 court-house. • Mrs. John Devin was killed at Dos Moines by tho discharge of a revolver which dropped from her brother-in,aw's pocket. Tho Wilkes 3-year-old stallion Alcyon, owned by Dr. John Wilbur, of Palmer, Mass., and valued at $10,000, was burned to death in a barn near Iowa City. .Hall, tho sharper who caught Abe Uiichison, of Modale, on a patent right swindle, was arrested in Council Bluffs, where he was jailed. While the family of A. J. McCreary, of Waterloo, was tit breakfast a thief entered the house and robbed the room occupied by Mr. A. J. Zeiger of about 8300 worth of diamonds and jewelry and a gold watch and chain. The militia encampment this year cost tho State $30,000. Joseph* Brenon, of Emmettsburg, •irank a quantity of alcohol in lieu of whisky und is now dead. Burglars broke into the residence of Stephen Gulliokson at North wopd and stole a watch valued at $225. The residence of the late S. K, Bellamy at Knoxvilje was burned. Loss, $3,000; insurance, $1,900, O'Brien County doctors have decided to raise their scale of prices 35 per cent Forty casos of diphtheria were reported to the State Board of Health from Crawford County. The li. S. Heath oatmeal mill at Des Moines, together with a large ware house, were totally destroyed by fire. Tho loss was estimated at $150,000, partially covered by insurance, Prof. Gustavus Hinricbs, the founder of 'the Iowa weather service, is about to luavo lowtvCity for permanent residence In St. Louis. He has lived in Iowa City since 18(53. Tho Government has ordered a recount of Iowa City. The recent count gave the city a population of 5,fl28, wliioh, it was claimed, was 3,000 short. While two boys named George Mul)l« gan and Bi'own, of Creston, were stealing a ride on top of a passenger train, Mulligan was struck on the head by the rafter of a covered bridge and instantly IciHad,. 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