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THE FOREIGN POOL.
FRANCE JOINS ENGLAND IN A TARIFF
LOBBY AT WASHINGTON.
A French Manufacturers* Committee For
the Repeal of the McKinley BUI—Wilson
Hopes That “Our Labors** Will “Benefit
Both of Them.**
The influence of the C'obden clnb of
London has for many years been a po
tent factor in American national legis
lation, materially aiding the Democratic
party in its free trade campaign. Backed
by the wealth of English manufactur
ers, it has endeavored to secure tariff
legislation more favorable to Great Brit
ain. But since the meeting of this con
gress last August a new organization
has come into being across the Atlantic.
This new Democratic ally bids fair to
outstrip at least in boldness the efforts
of the Cobden clnb to influence and con
trol tariff legislation in the United
Members of congress have received at
the postoffice of the house a pamphlet
containing 37 pages of printed matter.
On the fly leaf is printed in large type
France aiul the United States
For the repeal of the McKinley bill.
15 Document published by the French
6 Rue D’Uzes,
On page 35 of this document there is
printed a letter from M. Henry Petit,
the president of this French committee
for the repeal of the McKinley bill.
This letter is addressed to the chamber
of commerce and syndical chambers of
France. In it M. Petit said:
I Lave the honor to inform you that the
French committee for furthering the abolition
of the McKinley bill was completed Nov. 18 in
the sitting held at the Grand hotel.
This committee, organized to aid the
Democratic party to abolish the McKin
ley bill, is intended to be a permanent
organization, and as appears from M.
Petit’s letter is constituted as follows:
President, M. Henry Petit, manufacturer in
the firm of Gros, Roman & Co.
Vice president, M. Louis Tabourier, manu
Delegate in France and in the United States,
M. Leon Cbotteau, barrister, publicist, mem
ber of the Cobden club, London.
Treasurers, Messrs. Gros, Roman <fc Co.,
Assistant treasurer, M. Prosper Staehle,
cashier of the firm of Gros, Roman & Co.
Secretary. M. Leon Guillaumet, manufac
Here we see arrayed against the Amer
ican policy of protection and reciproci
ty not alone the wealth and influence
of the Cobden club of London, but also
the organized wealth and power of the
French bankers and manufacturers,
members of the one society being offi
cers in the other, the two co-operating
in their efforts to break down the bar
riers which have hitherto, protected the
American producer and restricted the
privilege of these foreigners to sell their
products in our market.
These French manufacturers are per
sonally represented in Washington,
their president, M. Petit, saying that:
Our delegate, M. Leon CUotteau, will attend
the legislative debates, give us an account of
the proceedings and endeavor to get the de
sires and wishes which we have imparted to
him incorporated in the new law.
What do onr Democratic friends who
claim to be and who are good American
citizens think of this proposition? This
information ought to arouse the Ameri
can people to a sense of the danger that
threatens their industrial institutions
and their markets by the adoption of
this proposed Democratic free trade Wil
son bill. Who will ever know the ex
tent to which the wishes and desires of
these French and English manufactur
ers have been incorporated in this bill,
and at the suggestion or request of their
representative, M. Leon Chotteau, who
is not their delegate only, and who does
not alone represent this French commit
tee, but is also a member of the free
trade Cobden club of London, represent
ing that organization as well, and who
is in Washington with instructions as
to what the wishes and desires of these
foreign manufacturers are, and to have
the same incorporated in the bill which
is now being considered.
Un page 26 of that pamphlet is print
ed a “Letter From Leon Chotteau to
Hon. William L. Wilson, Chairman of
the Committee on Ways and Means,
House of Representatives, ” dated Paris,
Sept. 4, 1893.
In this letter the author recites the
interest these foreign manufacturers
have in the proposed change in our tar
iff policy and instructs Mr. Wilson as
to his duty in the premises. In it also
are many facts tending to show the in
jurious influences of the McKinley bill
upon the export trade to the United
States of the principal European coun
tries. Says this Frenchman:
In 1890 $449,000,000 worth of goods and $391,
000.000 in 1892. The result is a decrease of $58,
000,000, lost, by the European exporters.
If the foreign exporter lost $58,000,
000 on account of the McKinley bill, the
American producer must have gained
that snm in consequence of that meas
That sum shows the influence exerted
by the McKinley bill on this side of the
This is undoubtedly true, but it shows
also the influence exerted by the Mc
Kinley bill on this side of the Atlantic,
which was to increase the consumption
of American products to the amount of
Of these $58,000,000, 3d were wrested from
England. 15 from Germany, 9tn from France, 6
from the Netherlands, 1 from Switzerland and
1 from Austria-Hungary.
He goes on to say:
Thus Belgium, which gains $936,000 in its
dealings with you in 1882 over 1890, is compelled
to buy from you for upward of $21,500,000.
As for France, she loses on both sides, since
her sales are $9,000,000 in decrease, while her
purchases amount to $48,000,000 in excess.
If this is so, the gain to the United
States must have been on both sides,
and we can understand why France is
aiding the Democrats to secure this leg
islation, and to this letter we find on
page 27 of the pamphlet that the bon
UNDER THE MISTLETOE.
Grandmamma, in yonr frame on th* wall.
Beautiful inaid of the long ago.
Stately and slender, blond and tall.
With the pinched in waist and the foot k
Prithee tell—for 1 fain would know—
What did you on that Christmastlde
When great-greut-graudpupu made you bride?
Handsome and courtly and debonair.
With his powdered cue and his Roman nose.
As richly dark as his bride is fair.
He rests a hand on your straight backed chair
To whisper to you, I suppose—
To whisper again as in long ago
When he kissed you under the mistletoe.
Say, beautiful bride in the antique dress;
Say, beautiful bride in your bridal white.
Did you let him gaze on your loveliness
Till lifted eyes did your heart confess
As you led the dance on your wedding night?
Did he press your hand as he bent to say
Sweet words—as the lovers do today?
Ah! courtly groom of the vanished years.
Beautiful bride of the days long fled.
Dust, but dust are your hopes and fears.
Cold your kisses and dried your tears;
But I hang here, over your head,
A sprig of such Christmas mistletoe
As you kissed beneath in the long ago.
—Mary Clarke Huntington in Good House
The use of hollow spars for boats de
signed to attain great speed has intro
duced a new and novel industry requir
ing workmanship of the finest charac
ter. The stick for this purpose is re
quired J:o be of exceptionally fine and
straight grain, and after being roughly
shaped is split longitudinally from end
to end; the center of each of the halves
is then hollowed out, and a greater or
less amount is removed, according to
the intended location of the spar, the
upper spars being much tho lighter.
These hollows run nearly tho length of
the spar, great care being essential to
have them follow the taper of the out
side of tho spar exactly, to insure uni
form thickness at every point--of course
when this has been done and the two
halves of tho spar replaced in their
original position, a circular hole is left
in the center of tho spar, running near
ly the whole length, and following its
taper from end to end. After this the
two halves are fastened in place again
by means of wooden dowels, which fas
ten the split together, being placed al
ternately on either side of the central
hollow, and both dowels and split are
carefully glued. These dowels vary in
size with tho size of tho spar, but are
usually as long as they can be made
without piercing its outside surface.
They aro placed slightly nearer the cen
ter hollow than the outside, in order to
give them all the length possible. In
small spars the glue and the dowels
suffice, but in large ones metal bands on
the outside are added.—New York Sun.
As to Giants.
There has been no subject concerning
which more lies have been told than
about giants. Until it was found that
modern men could not be squeezed into
the armor at the Tower, it was taken
for granted that we had degenerated in
size. This is not only not the case,
but in the matter of giants we have the
advantage of our predecessors. The Em
peror Maximinian indeed wTas said to
have been 8feet high, but ancient
mensuration, especially in the case of
an emperor, is not to be trusted; in
deed, from its not having made him
taller, it is certain that there was no
one else nearly so tall. Orestes, it is
true, we are told, was 10 feet long—aft
er death, but he was not thought so
highly of when alive; we may reasona
bly take 8 feet as his ultimatum.—Lon
On tlie Free List.
Poor Hankinson, who had come to
make an evening call, paused at the
doorway of the parlor. Young Fergu
son was there ahead of him.
*‘I can hardly hope for any inter
change of ideas this evening, Miss Ka
jones, ” he said, with a ghastly attempt
to be facetious, •' on the basis of unre
stricted reciprocity. You seem to be
fully protected. ’ ’
“Protected?” exclaimed Miss Ka
jones, with a ravishing smile. "Not at
all, Mr. Hankinson. Raw material is
on the free list here. Walk in. ”—Chi
There is a curious story of how the
Duke d’Aoste, when king of Spain, told
a muleteer to whom he was talking to
cover himself, the sun being hot, for
getting that by so doing he made him a
grandee. Marshal Prim, to prevent this
catastrophe, knocked the man’s hat out
of his hand, and according to some the
muleteer had something to do with the
assassination that followed a few days
An Office Secret.
Junior Partner—Our traveler cugnt
to be discharged. He told one of our
customers that I am an ignorant fool.
Senior Partner—I shall speak to him
and insist that no more office secrets be
In front of his early home, in Swe
den, stands a monument with this in
scription, “John Ericsson was born
here.” It is a large granite monument
and was built by the miners of his na
tive region wholly at their own chargee.
Conductor James McEnteeof the Un
ion Pacific railroad claims to have las
soed a deer with a bellcord, an experi
ence that is vouched for by the train
hands. The train was going at full
speed near Echo, U. T., at the time.
This is a progressive age. The king
of Corea has purchased an electric light
plant in this country, which will have
2,000 incandescent lamps and will illu
minate the king’s palace and grounds.
One of the largest retail dry goods
houses in Boston has a standing con
tract with a daily newspaper to take all
the small change received each day by
The average cost of building an Eng- ]
lish ironclad is £48 per ton; French,
£55; Italian, £57: German, £60.
THE CLEVELAND BADGE.
A Prevailing: Fart, Worn a* a NecMdity
leather Thau Oruaiueut.
Here is it story from actual life that is
too good to be lost: A lady in Macomb,
wife of one of our mechanics who voted
for Cleveland and reform, was down
town the other dittoing some trading
at one of the leading grocery stores.
She was well acquainted witli the pro
prietor, and after through ordering
goods fell into a chat with that gentle
man. After awhile she suddenly start
ed up and said: “Well, this won’t do. I
must hurry home and finish my hus
band's Cleveland badge.”
The grocer is a Republican, and lie
flew up in a minute, saying, “I should
think you would be thinking of any
thing but making Cleveland badges
these hard times, and I can’t imagine
what sort of a badge you would make.”
“I’ll tell you what it is, sir,’’ the spunky
woman retorted. “It's a patch about
the size of a palm leaf fan on tho seat of
his trousers. It’s the prevailing fad up
in the Second ward since the present ad
ministration came in. Why, even the
Republicans are putting them on. And
there never was a more appropriate
badge in the world,” and with a smile
the woman passed out, while the some
what sold grocer soliloquized:
“That woman diagnosed the case pre
cisely. It’s as appropriate a badge for
Cleveland and reform as the skull and
crossbones is the proper coat of arms for
a poison label.”—Macomb Journal.
LORD BACON ON PROTECTION.
II<; Givesdood Advice to Villicrs, tlie K’lijV
“Let the foundations of a profitable
trade be thus laid, that the exportation
of home commodities be more in value
than the importation of foreign, so we
shall be sure that the stocks of the king
dom shall yearly increase, for then the
balance of trade must be returned in
money or bullion."’ “Let the vanity of
the times be restrained. Let vanity in
apparel and, which is more vain, that of
fashion be avoided.”
“The excess of diet in costly meats
and drinks fetched from beyond the
seas should be avoided. Wise men will
do it without a law. I would there
might be a law to restrain fools. The
excess of wine costs the kingdom much
and returns nothing but surfeits and
diseases. Were we wise as easily as we
might be, within a year or two at most,
if we would needs be drunk with wines,
we might be drnnk with half the cost.”
“If we rnnst be vain in laces and em
broideries, which are more costly than
either worn or comely, let the curiosity
be the manufacture of the batives.”
“But instead of crying up all things
which are either brought from beyond
the sea or wrought here by the. hands
of strangers, let us advance the native
commodities of our own kingdom and
employ our countrymen before stran
gers. Let us turn the wools of the land
into cloths and stuffs of our own growth,
and the hemp and flax growing here into
linen cloth and cordage. It would set
many hands at wqrk, and thereby one
shilling’s worth of the materials would
by industry be multiplied to 5, 10 and
many times to 20 times more in the value
The Sheep Industry of Texas.
Texas alone possesses about 4,000,000
sheep, or about one-eleventh of all the
sheep in the United States. These sheep
bring into Texas each year about $7,000,
000, which is expended in the state for
feed, herding, shearing, salt, shedding
and the lease of lands. There is a vast
amount of rough lands in Texas now be
ing utilized in the sheep industry that
pays a good revenue, as the land thus
used increases its taxable value, and it
otherwise would be comparatively use
The agitation for a reduction of the
tariff on wools has caused the value of
the wool products to drop from 18 to 20
cents to 6 and 8 cents per pound—in
fact, to no sales at all—and the value of '■
sheep has fallen in proportion. Taking
into consideration the great number
of men, directly and indirectly, who are :
engaged in this industry and the vast 1
amount expended annually among all
classes of people, it must be conceded 1
that the position of the people connected
with this industry is less favorable than
has appeared at any previous time. It is
ruin that Senator Mills is advocating for
his fellow citizens in his own state.
Do Not Dread the Smoke Now.
About two years ago there was a great
outcry about too much smoke from the
smokestacks at Chicago and elsewhere,
and the question was mooted of making
laws to compel the factories to consume
the smoke, as it specked the clothing
while being dried on the lines. But the
solution of the vexed question was solved
in a way different from what was at first
expected. A large number of the people
voted for free trade, and the consequence
was that the factories soon stopped, and
there was no further trouble from the
smoke. But no w all the people agree that
they want the factories running, even if
they do have to put up with smoke. Let
the factory fires all burn again.
THE ENGLISH IDEA.
*N UNDERCURRENT OF ANXIETY TO
SECURE OUR TRADE.
Interesting Comments From the British
Press That Show How They Want to Sell
Tlielr Goods—Closed American Factories
Mean Hlches For Kngland.
Exports to the United States have not
been going out quite so freely as other
wise might have been anticipated, and
if the new tariff bill is accepted by the
senate a large increase in tonnage is
most probable.—Morning, England.
The (Wilson) bill would reduce the
duties in many cases if it became
law, and intending exporters to the
States are therefore holding back all the
goods they can in order to escape the
McKinley duties, should these be ulti
mately repealed.—East Anglian (Ips
It will be a bad lookout for Welsh tin
workers if America ever succeeds in
making enough tin plates to meet its
own consumption. It will be still worse
if America can manufacture more than
sufficient for its own wants, for that
will mean competition with Wales in
markets now its own.—Western Mail,
There is at present going through the
United States congress a measure which
ought to prove of vast importance to
Irish trade, but especially to the woolen
industry in this country. The time to
be in the field is not when the new tariff
has been in operation some time, but on
the first day that it comes into play. The
English and Scotch and other woolen
makers will make il rush for possession.
The Americans will settle their tariff
with an eye to their own interests and
not to ours. As free traders we may
think the two identical, but the Ameri
cans are a long way from seeing matters
in the same light. British manufacturers
should not let any chances slip them of
utilizing to the full any opportunities
for increased trade with the States a re
formed tariff may one day afford them.
But they must not trust too confidingly
to a reopening of an undoubtedly fine
I he truth is that the effectual cure of
the grave evils which afflict the body
politic in tl.e United States, and which,
in spite of the immense natural resources
of the republic, have evolved there a
social problem at least as formidable
and urgent as any which confronts the
crowded states of the old world, will
never be accomplished until the people
have got rid of the mere sordid adven
turers who have been allowed to usurp
the management of their affairs.—Glas
In the Swansea and Llanelly district,
which is by far the largest tin plate pro
ducing one in Wales, the news that the
tariff bill had been passed by such a
large majority was welcomed with un
mistakable demonstrations of satisfac
tion. At this moment, when the indus
try is in such a depressed state, no news
could be better than this from America,
for with a reduction to nearly the old
tariff rate the old prosperous and regular
state of the industry may be looked to in
the near future.—Western Mail, Cardiff,
The depression during the last two
years in Wales has been felt so keenly
that we can forgive the great rejoicing
over the failure of the trade in the States,
although Llanelly and Swansea people
who are rejoicing at the failure of some
of our employers who invested some of
their capital in the States would do well
to remember that had they been success
ful a goodly number were preparing
quietly to follow their example and are
now patriotic only owing to the force of
circumstances.—Western Mail, Cardiff,
We must expect that the Wilson tariff
bill will be keenly fought at every stage,
and that plausible reasons will be found
for not allowing it to interfere too sum
marily with vested rights and interests
which have grown up under the McKin
ley tariff. In such a state of affairs as
this and with so doubtful a future before
them it will be well for our own mer
chants and manufacturers not to expect
too much from the Wilson tariff bill and
not to be overforward in making prep
aration for changes which it may or
may not affect.—London Times.
The writer in The Industrial World
would have been more in place had he
vented his indignation against the tele
gram which a short time ago it was stat
ed would be sent to President Cleveland
by the tin platers, thanking him for his
efforts in repealing the McKinley bill,
which, on the face of it, was a glaring
indiscretion and would lead the Repub
lican party to believe that President
Cleveland was subsidized by South
Wales tin platers. The indications are
now that the immense popularity of
President Cleveland will insure his elec
tion for another term, and providing the
tarriff is now arranged on the lines
already laid down, and if President
Cleveland or the Democratic party with
a leader of the same pronounced opin
ions as Cleveland retain power after the
next election we can count upon a good
run of trade here for seven or eight
years.—Western Mail, Cardiff, Wales.
President Cleveland’s bill, while it
does not go so far in the direction of free
trade as it might do, yet makes changes
of vast importance, which must have a
highly beneficial effect, and in many re
spects it goes further than many people
in this country anticipated. The bill has
yet to pass through the senate, and it is
likely there to meet with more or less
strenuous opposition. The new section
dealing with income tax will in particu
lar be unwelcome in that assembly.
Whatever may be done with regard to
this portion of the bill, however, it is
practically .ertain that the senate will
have to pass the tariff portion into law,
even if some modifications are intro
duced. A fiscal reform which must have
an immense influence and impetus upon
the trade both of America and this coun
try is ther ore assured.—Leeds (Eng
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