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•'THE TARIPMS A TAX." ioffle*here along tho Bowery, 1& Weather fair or showery, 'ones dally near the elevated track* t And whatever may be taid ot him, Of sung to him, Or read to htBo, Be has nothing else to say, except "The Tariff Is a tat." You may show hltft by what staws Protection makes big wages, Brings him side by side with him who makes the things he lacks; Saving cost of transportation From iv distant population, But i he purtot merely answers, "Tho Tariff is a tax." ' You may tell him that flic duty Is a thing of Joy and beauty, That It stimulates production, tixltos accounts of all the facts; When you make u tiling its Cheaper, When you buy abroad its steeper; flho parrot msroly answers, , "The Tariff is a tax." Thus tho bird goes on repenting This Invariable greeting, A oatchword from tho speeches of old democratic hacks; And tho Tariff of Protection, by Ben Harrison's election, Has not convinced the parrot that the Tariff's not a tax. THE NEW TARIFF. Trade Than 'Atiy Other It dives Us Wider uud Freer was Ever Knjoyed irnder Tariff raw. A thrill of surprise went through the great audience at the Tribune jubilee when Mr. McKinlcy stated in that deliberate manner which assured his hearers that he tnade no statement carelessly or without full belief of its truth: "The new tariff gives us wider and freer trade than was ever enjoyed under any other tariff law." Probably nine-tenths of his hearers were astonished. Some wondered if the statement could be strictly true. Yet it is the fact that at this very hour a greater proportion of the importations into the United States from other countries is freer of duty than \indcr any previous tariff since the government was established. Washington, Jefferson and the founders of the republic imposed duties on nearly all imports. The first tariff which they enacted, that of 1789. after imposing specific duties on many articles, and on others moderate ad valorem duties, added a five per cent, duty on all other articles imported. The only exemptions in the original tariff appear to have been of skins, hides and furs undressed, dye woods and drugs for dyeing 1 , raw cotton and wool, brass, iron or steel wire, unmanufactured pewter and tin, pig brass, copper sheathing and crude saltpetre. Eaw cotton was also made dutiable in 1701. It was not until the tariff of 1791 that tools and furniture of immigrants were made free, or philosophical apparatus, or plaster of Paris, or old brass, or gold or silver bullion. Nor were unmanufactured woods, sulphur, copper in pigs or brimstone made free until 1703, nor rags, bristles or un- manufactured clay until 1797. As late as 1821 the free imports were but one- twenty-seventh part of the entire imports in value, nor were they at any time as much as one-tenth in value under any tariff until the compromise tariff of 1883. Under that tariff the free goods were , at first a quarter of the whole, and gradually rose in proportion until in 1840 and 1841, they were nearly half of the aggregate. But under this tariff as a whole, the proportion of free imports was only forty-two per cent., anil it is now, as will be shown, more than forty- eight per cent. The tariff of 1842 reduced the proportion of free imports to about a fifth, and under the low revenue tariff enacted by the democrats in 184G the proportion never rose as high as a quarter of the entire imports. Since protective tariffs were imposed in 1861, the proportion of free goods has ranged from a quarter, and in some earlier jears much less, up to about one-third in the later years. During the five months ending with February, the latest month of which there are complete returns, the new tariff has been in force excepting in the first six days of October. The following shows the value of free and dutiable goods imported each month, and the dutiable imports of sugar included; Fret dutiable Dutiable Importi. Jmjiortt, x-ugar. October $3\873,109 $47,at>9,)68 K.O-K',880 November 120,557,430 84,633,990 4.C05,7e:> December 23,654,550 37,ia9,095 4,837,017 January S7,685,P51 84,7eO,75a 8,307.859 February 87,461,389 38,490,593 5,6E9,111 TH£ LION OR THE EAGLE. Th« ftfttffwnmps Sneer ftt A0ierl6ftri(tm— Do Democrats Approve of It? An Emphatic question by the Ataerlcan Econ- omlsti Are the people of these United States of America to produce What we use, or are foreign nations to do oar work for us? Are we to be an independent peo plo, or are we to be dependent for our supplies on other nations in general and Great Britain in particular? If these questions have not received sufficient emphasis during the last few weeks we propose to raise them so emphatically that our mugwatnp friends will no.t be able to sneak away without an answer, and that answer must be unequivocal. If the Anglomaniacs can afford to make A mericanism the coming issue we can afford to have them. A oolximn of sneers at American products may satiate n, few of the readers of the New York Times; paragraphs belittling American manufactures may tickle a few of those who stroke the lion's mane with the editor of the Post; but do loyal, patriotic democrats want to be numbered among this band of commercial sneak thieves, who would hand over our industries to that notorious "fence" known as the British crown? On the editorial page of the New York Times last Sunday appeared a reprint from an obscure sheet denouncing the Sun for giving a good report of the Tariff league banquet, and calling particular attention to its American features. This report appeared under the following headlines: THOROUGHLY AMERICAN. YOUNG BUT NOTED, a two-year-old GlwASSBOKO, N. J., hft8 roller skater A BOY was arrested in Philadelphia recently for stealing his sister's wed* ding ring the day before the ceremony. A six-WEEKs-orA baby has been sentenced to thirty day's imprisonment at Boston becaused its mother was intoxicated. A GEORGIA groom of eighteen who wedded a bride of forty paid the officiating clergyman a fee of four silver dimes. He couldn't rake together a larger sum. A TWEI/VE-VEAB-OLD boy carries the mail from Tucson to La Pas, Ari. The distance is seventy-five miles and the trail is through one of the wildest portions of the territory. JOHN GBUBB, aged twelve, who has been loafing around Mitchell, Ind., and living off a hard-working mother, "was given a severe whipping a few days ago by a mob of masked boys of his own age." A TWELVE-TEAB-OLD youngster at Robinson, Me., went to the woods four weeks ago with his ax and felled a rock maple and made a violin out of it. The other day for a caller he executed a reel, while his father, sixty-six years old, danced to the music in a manner that would test the powers of a young fellow of twenty years. UNIQUE BANQUET OF THE PROTECTIVE TARIFF LEAGUE. CELEBRATING GLORIES OF THE TARIFJ 1 . MAJOR M'KINLEY DT5SOHI11KS ITS BENEFITS TO THIS PEOPLE. TV/o Speakers and tlnir Stnttmtntt, Too, were Americana Through and Through. Then says this obscure sheet, which the Times so prominently indorses: After this conspicuous Illustration of Its strong sympathy with the leading feature of modern republican propaganda, it is difficult to conceive how the Sun can longer masquerade as a democratic paper. Is there any mistaking these words? CAN BE RELIED ON. THE thinnest and at the same tune one of the toughest leathers tanned is a frog skin, THE Japanese word for farewell means "If it must be so;" and the Chinese say: "Go away slowly." ALL the letters of the alphabet appear in the following sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." A BILLION is, according to the French and American method of numeration, a thousand millions, 1,000,000,000,000; according to the English method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000,000. PEARLS get sick, and, like men and women, require a change of cli- In Wide Awake for June the most enjoyable thing is that story with the Edward Bellamy touoh, "The Pursuit of Happiness," by Tudor Jenks—a quizzical look into the £uture for boys. A beautiful romance is contributed by Annie Branson King, tinder tho title, "This Way Went the Lady Mary to Paradise." A good old- time article, "A Vermont Boy's Trip to Boston in 1825," is from the pen of John L, Beaton of the Brooklyn Times. "Amanda Jinkum's Burdens," by Oliver Howard, has its serious lesson for eldest daughters. All the girls might take some tender teaching from sweet, bright, true Polly Pepper in Margaret Sidney's "Five Little Peppers Grown Up" serial, which has never been more interesting than in the present number. Quite a different little girl flora Phronsie Pepper, but a charmingly quaint child, makes her curtesy to Wide Awake's readers in the new serial, "Miss Matilda Archambeau Van Dora;" in the third serial, "Marietta's Good Times," we get delightful glimpses of the free open air life of Italian children. This serial is from the pen of an Italian woman recalling her childhood. Good things are as thick as roses in June; articles, beautiful illustrated poems; pictures, some fine, some funny; four pages of sparkling original anecdotes; "Tangles," and three pages of letters from the children crowd the number fulL Wide Awake is $2.40 a year, $1.20 a vol. (0 mos.); 20 cents a No. D. Lothrop Company, Boston, Publishers. BASE BALL, Pains and Aches -AND is the quartermaster of this car?" shouted the army officer, and the porter knocked over three umbrellas und broke V.vo windows in his anxiety to respond.— Eltnira Gaaette. THE BEST REMEDY ARE INSEPARABLE. FOR THE PROMPT, SURE CURE OF Sprains, Bruises, Hurts, Cuts, Wounds, Backache, RHEUMATISM, ST. JACOBS OIL HAS NO EQUAL. The 'Soap that Cleans Most is Lenox. 'I DO YOU WANT TO EABH HOLD, ^rtuaa tea SATIS, rmj «•» j« V Fruit and Vegetable Evaporators, Those wlshlnu to embark In a profitable buslnw*, requiring little capital, write ma nt once I manufacture one ol tlio IK-r, KVAI'OltvroitS in the market. OHA3. E. TREiSCOTT, - Ch'oagO, III. C2-UA1IE THIS PAPEIl ncrrr Urno jm «t«4. . SALESMAN WANTED **(acturln(? small Portable. Sti An old establteb- ._ cd concern, maun- „ ,.-. Stationary and HarlM Engines and Boilers want agents, with or without OarNAXJi THIS PAFiilt nor limt JM Wtta. The "leading feature" alluded to was j mate when their health is bad, or Total 9133,473,435 $103,338,199 «33.e'5,163 It will be seen that if sugars had been free of duty in these five months as they are now, and yet not more largely imported than they were when subject to duty, the total of dutiable imports would have been-only $108,078,087, and the total of free imports would have been $157,127,587, or 48.a per cent, of the whole. Beginning 1 with April, in all probability the imports of sugar largely increased by the removal of duties, so that the proportion of free imports is likely to be nearly if not quite 50 per cent of the whole. Never be« fore has the proportion been asgre at except as in the single year 1841, and if the free goods during this month rise above 49>< per cent, of the whole, as they probably will, the proportion will be larger than it was even m the year 1841. Mr. MoKinley was absolutely correct in saying that trade was more free than j it had ever been under any other tariff, and yet the imports during the current fiscal year are already larger by nearly $40,000,000 than in the same months of any previous year in the history of the Country, and larger in proportion to population than they ever were under »ny other feind of tariff. Protection tn the South. Gen. J. D. Jmboden, of Virginia, before the ways and means committee, When asked what influence, if any, he thought the general system of protective duties had upon the south, said: I have been a proteotJ<?njlst all my life. I first yoted in 1844 for Mr. Clay. I »»y to you today- gentlemen on this committee w.Ul differ from me—that i' we nact a fair und squftre election upon that single question, wittout extraneous tJroumstauces, we would carry four out of Jive <pf tbe southern states oror»neUntcgiy. OF T«E nations of the world Germany, France, Russia, Canada, Sweden and Norway, Austro-Uungxtry and the United btates favor protection, ^ajfl^ad, 2jew Zealand »ud New South Wajes $£$ io favor of a revenue tariff. Tlierje , OOU people who favor ,000 woo want the glorification of American institutions, of American labor, of American industry, of American progress. Is the democratic party then to join the mug- wump band of pirates who would 'infest the sea of our unparalleled prosperity, pull down the stars and stripes and raise the black flag of free trade and misery? Shades of Jefferson and Jackson and Randall forbid. But if it is to be so we want to know it, and we want the people to know it. Let the issue be made squarely and boldly. Let us. have no more straddling. Is it to be America for Americans or. is it to be Rule Britannia? The mask of "tariff reform'" is too transparent for farther use. If the following- utterances from Congressman Johnson, of Ohio, express the sentiment of the democratic party j let them be proclaimed far and wide; j I am a free trader because I am a democrat. I I ain for Mills, of Texas, for speaker of the j house, because I want to have an out-and-out ; .free trader tske the chair held by Reed. Let democratic loaders, then, be men. They acknowledge free trade In private, let them stop talking In public of percentage merely. Unfurl your flag, gentlemen, and let the colors bs tho same on both sides. Raise your emblem and let x\s hear whether it roars or screams. Are you for England or America?—American Economist. FREE SUGAR AND PROTECTION. The Difference Between Protective Tariff und a Kovenue Tariff i»« Shpwn In the CaHe of Sugar — Cheek and Ignorance of Free Traders. Now that the McKinley prices are at hand, and cheap sugar is causing consternation in the "reform" camp, the enemies of protection are driven to very absurd expedients in trying to neutralize the impression which free sugar for the people is creating in favor of the McKinley tariff. We call the attention of our readers to the following utterances on this subject from representative free trade sources: Is admitting sugar untaxed protection or free trade? If It Is protection, then I am a protectionist and urn willing to work for more of the same sort; If It is free trade, why are you so happy over It, Mr. Protectionist? Especially since you profess to believe that the foreigners pay the duty, and its removal is therefore a boon to him Instead of to us. — Mr. William Lloyd Garrison, Speech at Danvers, Mass., April 8. The tariff organs continue to Impress upon their protectionist readers a beautiful lesson in political economy in the repeal of the sugar duties. This remission of taxation, they declare, will be felt by every family in the land, altogether forgetting, in .their newborn zeal for free trado in sugar, their own assiduous teaching that the tariff is paid by the foreign niahufaot. urer or producer and not by the American con. sumer.—Philadelphia Record, April 3. Yesterday tho housekeeper had to pay one dollar for fourteen pounds of white granulated sugar. To-day one dollar will buy twenty pounds ot the same quality. ... This is a splendid free trad a lesson, siren to the people by the enemies of free trade. A tariff Is a tax. —New York Standard, April 1, To make sugar fr«e is protection, just as it was protection to make tea and coffee free, which was done by protectionists years ago. It is free trade, otherwise known as a tariff for revenue only, sometimes called Cobdemsra, which requires a tariff placed on these goods. Free trade is England's policy, yet tea and coffee both bear a heavy tariff, which is paid by the English, people. Protectionists everywhere and always have maintained that the sugar tariff was a tax, and never, as these free trade authorities represent, that it was paid by the foreigner. There is no room fpr controversy on this point. Any one, by consulting almost any speech or recorded utterance of any representative protectionist, can easily satisfy himself that we state the simple truth. That protective duties OR articles which can be produced here in sufficient quantities to supply the domestic demand are paid by the consumer, does not therefore follow. Because sugar dropped in price the amount of the duty as soon as it was abolished, it does no't follow that wire nitils, now selling at a 1-10 cents a pound, would sell f or i 1-10 of a Qent a pound as soon as the present duty of two cents a pouwl wg,s removed. The duty oo wire nails is protective, that on sugar, a revenue duty. That is the difference. It requires a, vast amount of cheek and a lamentable Absence of conscieupe for these free tracers to so .mi8r$gj;e$ent such else they will crumble and die. "When ill they lose their luster and become chalk-like, but rapidly improve if given a change of air. THERE are 14,056,750 horses in the United States, 2,296,542 mules, 16,019,591 milch cows, 36,875,648 oxen and other tattle, 43,431,136 sheep and 50,625,106 hogs—and all these animals are on the farms of the country, not counting those in th'c cities, towns and villages. ~~~ THE MARKETS. NKW YORK. June 1 *. LIVE STOCK—Cattle $2 B5 She«p 4 41) Hogs 4 30 PLOUK—Fair to Fancy 4 tit) Minnesota Patents 510 WHEAT—No. SHed 1 09 Ungraded Ked 108 McVloker'f) Theater, Chicago. "Blue Jeans" continues on the way of success and will be seen at McVioker's yet for some lime. "Mr social instincts are always very strong," said the_ policeman. "It gives me intense satisfaction to meet some good club- able fellow."— Washington Post. PAIN from indigestion, dyspepsia and too hearty eating is relieved at once by taking one of Carter's Little Liver Pills immediately after dinner. Don' t forget this. women folks are engaged in taking up carpets it is not fair for tho man of the home to get up and dust.— Baltimore American. ___ FOND Papa— "I've brought you home an English pug, my dear." Enraptured Daughter— "Oh, you dear, good papa; it's just like you."— Princeton Tiger. PAINLESS. S^ WORTH A GUINEA A BOX; to BILIOUS & NERVOUS DISORDERS Such as Wind and Pain in the Stomach, Fullness and Swelling after Meajs, Dizziness, and Drowsiness, Cold Chills,Flushings of Heat, Loss of Appetite, Shortness of Breath, Coativeness, Scurvy, Blotches on the Skin, Disturbed Sleep, Frightful Dreams, and all Nervous and Trembling Sensations, &c. THE FIRST DOSE WILL GIVE RELIEF IN TWENTY MINUTES. BEECHAM'8 PILLS TAKEN AS DIRECTED RESTORE FEMALES TO COMPLETE HEALTH. For Sick Headache, Weak Stomach, Impaired Digestion, Constipation, Disordered Liver, etc., they ACT LIKE MAGIC, Strengtlienlng the muscular System, restoring long-lost Complexion, bringing back tho heen edge of appetite, and arousing with theliOSEBUD OF HEALTH the whole physical energy of tho human frame. One of the best guarantees to the Nervous and Debilitated Is that BEECHAM'S PILLS HAVE THE LARGEST SALE OF ANY PROPRIETARY MEDICINE IN THE WORLD. PiM-piirocI only toy TiB«J8. BEECIIAM, St. Helen*, Innomhlre, England. Sold by Druggists generally. B. F. ALLEN CO., 366 and 367 Canal St.. New York, Sole Agents for tho United States, ic/io (if j/nur druggist does not keep them) WILL MAIL ~ ILLS on RECEIPT of PKIOE,25o: ^ PI . st does not keep them) WILL ts. A BOX. (JMENT1ON THIS PAPER.) CORN-NO. 2 03 Ungraded Mixed t« OATS—Mixed Western 4ii RYE—Western M) PORK—Mess, Nuw 12 UO LARD—Western Steam li 4?i Creumory. 14 CHICAGO. BEEVES-Shipping Stern's.... J4 3D Cows 1 50 StocUers B (VJ Feeders S 40 Butchers' Steers 8 50 Bulls 1 51) HOGS-Live 4 IS SHEEP 3 70 © (i 40 © 6 75 @ 5 40 © 6 15 © 1 Ot)'/} @ G4' <t£ BO'/, ffll 84 «<!13 50 ,@ o 50 <t!i 19 ®! 0 40 @ 4 Oil (ffi 3 50 . <ilt 4 30 <§» 3 50 r<$ 4 oo © 5 M) 1614 15 10 5'/4 to 1 30 («,IO 85 <a 6 as <8i 5 7ft @ 5 85 (8)435 BUTTKR—Oreamery 14 Good to Uuoice Dairy 18 EGGS-Presh 15 BROOM CORN-Hurl 23 Self-worUing 3J Dumuged i 8 POTATOES (perbu) 75 PORK-Mess in 45 LARD—Steam 8 20 FLOUR-Spring Patents 5 35 • Winter Patents 5 10 Bakers 4 10 GRAIN—Wheat, No. a 1 01'4vfe 1 03 Corn, No. 2. 59 1 4® 60 Oats, No. a 44V4<o Rye, No. a 84 © 85 Burley, No. 3 aumpie 65 © 70 LUMBER— 1 Siding 1900 (#33 00 Flooring S3 00 ®:*4 00 Common Boards 1300 gblS 50 Fencing i 1300 iftifi 00 Lath, Dry 2 HO & 3 70 Shingles i.' 10 <a> 3 «0 ST. LOUIS. CATTLE-Steers $3 OC @ « 00 Texuns and Indians 480 is f> Ml HOGS—Fair to Clinlco Heavy.. 44') @ 4 45 Mixed Grades 400 Oft 4 4f> SHEEP 340 @ 4 IX) OMAHA. CATTLE-Prime J4 <£> ®. 5 00 Fancy 585 <a & 8!i Butchers'Steers 375 <& 4 80 HOUS 4 U5 (& 4 35 FRESHNESS and purity are Imparted to the complexion by Glenn's Sulphur Soap. Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, 50c. • _ THE polite reporter wrote that "Miss Chromatic rendered several piano pieces," but the printer set up that she "rended the piano to pieces."—Exchange. • POH twenty-five cents you cnn get Carter's Little Liver Pills—the best liver regulator in the world. Don'tforgetthis. One pill a dose. PRIMA facie evidence demonstates that women are more expert colonsts than men. —Boston Courier. .Wo Opium in Piso's Cure for Consumption. Cures where other remedies fail 25c. P ISO'S KEMEDY FOB CATAKBH.—Best. Easiest to use. Cheapest. Ilelief is immediate. A cure la certain. For Cold in the Head it has no equal. WIN; It is an Ointment, of which a small particle Is applied to the nostrils. Price, 50c. Sold by druggists or sent by nwft. E. T. HAzEi.Trsra. Warren. Pa. B Threshers and Horse Powers. 'rite for Illustrated Catalogue, raailod Freo. LAPORTE MAV CCVCK) CURED T0 STAY CURED Ball • iCifkfil We want the name and ad- dressof every sufferer in tht U. S. and Canada. Address P.EaroUHayes.M.D., Buffalo, H.T, A. N. K.—A. 1340 WHEN wniTixe TO ADVERTISERS PJ.EASB state that you «aw the Advertisement In (hi* paper. •33 A WHOLE PAGE of Practical Hints and Helps about the Wedding Trousseau, the Ceremony, the Flowers, the Reception, the Going Away and the Coming Back. For particulars, see the June Number of The Ladies Home Journal On the News-stands, Ten Cents a Copy Pretty strong reasons for trying Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, In the first place, it cures your catarrh- no matter how bad your case, or of how long standing. It doesn't simply palliate — it cures. If you believe it^so much the better. There's nothing more to be said. You get it for 50 cents, from all druggists. But perhaps you won't believe it, Then there's another reason for trying it. Show that you can't be cured, and you'll get $500. It's a plain business offer. The makers of Dr. Sage's Eemedy will pay you that amount if they can't cure you. They know that they they OR 5O CENTS We will mail it to any address on trial, from Now to January, 192 (BALANCE OF THIS YEAR) For Summer, Autumn and Winter our features include stories by Mrs, A, D, T, WHITNEY MARY E, WHKINS SUSAN COOLIDGE MARY J, HOLMES ROSE TERRY COOKE F INEST Illustrated Magazine ever i«. •ued fpr ladies and the family, and having a circulation larger than any other periodical in the world- 750,000 Copies each issue, ! ^ "••&

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