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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 27. 1912.
TARIFF BOARD ON COTTON
President Sendt Summary of Beport
to the Congress.
I5IQUAIITIES IS TEE SCHEDULE
-See Dalles Tolr aad Thee Thm
Difference la the tost aad
Other UK Sat Needed
'i WASHINGTON. March !t.-Preident
' Tafl lodT transmitted to consress the
tariff board's retort on the cotton sched
1 ul. wltli the rcctimmeDdstlon that that
rectkw of U tariff law be taKen tip with
' rl.w te revialon and reductions In the
. rates of duty.
The president advises congress that the
, board's Inrestlcatlons have shown that
' the duties on sum 'cotton yarns la two
and three tunes In excess of toe difference
of the coat of production In the Cn.ted
States and abroad. The duties Imposed
tweaue of flnlihlns prorews aro In ex
rest of the difference In the extra coat
due to lintaftlnf ans ara often In excess
. of the total domceite cost of flaisblnc.
mcea paid by consumers la the I'nlted
Mates are blither than abroad, even when
' prices received by manufacturers In both
' ' places ara the asms. This Is said to be
' dus to the hlxher soet of distribution
here, riain clottai aro aa cheap here aa
j, su) where, but an fancy fabrics ths duties
I, ant In excen of ths difference In coat,
I and In many cares ths duties are greater
' tkaa lbs conversion costs at ths mills of
t too United Hi ule. President Tart asks
a deficiency- appropriation of for
the board to -ooattnee Its work during
April, slay and Jons, and ones eoncress
to continue further the life of the board,
that u way prosecute investigations of
tta metal, leather, chemical and sugar
schedules, tuk-u -.the president has
directed . . . J
lusiMftrr ef Rrswrt.
Tt. president's asessaee Is a com pre
beast re summary f ths board's findings
Aa In Its report aa the woolea schedule
and tcs pdtp and-nsr schedule the
hoard makes no recommendations aad
suggest ao duties la Its review of a
ery .JCompJc subject. Ths president aevs '
ha bases his recommendations oa ths dee
taratloa of ths platform oa which ho was
elected "that a reaseaaMe protsetlsa sf
tho larllt should, ho adjusts to tho d'f-
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1 ferenee in cost of production at home and
The report of the board ehowa the dif
ficulty of stating In general terms dif
ferences In costs of production for a great
variety of cotton manufactures." the
president wrote. "The differences vary
widely, according to the character of the
"Tho report shows that the cost of spin
ning cotton yarn In this country l
greater than In the leading competing
country. In ths esse of ordinary warp
and filling yarn, forming the bulk of
the production of the domestic Industry,
the foreign coat of turning cotton yam
Is ahowa to bs about 70 pt-r cent of the
High Unties oa Taras.
'The duty on these yarns Is two or
thres tlmee In eicess of the difference In
coet of production. Cm some highly epe.
fiiltsed yarns and on yarns of ths high
est count-that Is. of greatest fineness
the duty In soma rases about equalises
the differences In conversion coats.
"In many esses, however, on the higher
grades of yarn which ara produced In
this country, the dtity Is In excess of the
difference In the cost of production,
though by a much less amount In the
case of ordinary warp and filling yams.
"The difference In ths coat of weaving
yarns Into cloth as between this country
sad Its chief competitor, varies according
to the character of ths fabric In the
csas of many cloths of plain weave the
American coat of weaving seems to be
lower than the foreign cost, due to the
greater number cf looms tended per
weaver In this country. This reduces the
labor cost per yard despite the higher
earning of the American weaver. This
conclusion la further substantiated by
the fact that cloths of this description
ara held by ths domestic manufacturer
In this country st prices as low as those
charged by the foreign manufacturer In
his own country. In proimrtlon, how
ever, so tho fabric becomes more com
plicated (and therefore permits of fewer
looms per weaver) the American cost of
production Increases. In the case of most
fancy fabrics bf complicated weave the
cost of weaving la higher In this country,
but on such fabrics the present duties
aro In excess of any difference In coet.
and In many cases are In excess of the
totsl conversion coats In this country.
Prices at raelorr sasae.
The report further -now that In ths
case of a large variety of fabrics which
permit of ths use of many looms per
weaver the prilces st which goods are
soil by the American manufacturer are
aa low as the prices charged by the for
elcn manufacturer In his own market and
in many cases lowvr.
"I'nder the existing system of dis
tribution, a slight reduction of duties
would in some capes materially reduce
the price to the consumer, while In cdher
cases a large reduction of the duties
would not change the price to the Ameri
can consumer st all." .
In the cost of the material, the board
reports, there 4a practically no advantaa
poasessed by either country . Comprtng
all of the yarns selected by the board a
samples, the English labor cost was found
to be on an average of pratlcally seven
eighths of the American In two mills se
lected. It was not possible for the board with
the time and money at Its dlspoeai to in
vestigate each of the Items of the cotton
schedule, and Its work was confined to
yarns, threads, textile fabrics and aurh
specialties as tapestries, plush, hosiery,
table damask and the like.
Item of Wain.
Figures aro presented to show that al
though labor costs In the cotton Industry
are In many cases lower In the United
States than In Knglsnd, yet the actual
hourly earnings In this country sre In
most cf the principal occupations much
greater. The conclusion Is that on many
plain fabrics the cost of production in
this country Is not greater.
The report gives some figures showing
the difference In con of cotton fabric at
the mill and the cost to the consumer.
Cloth sold at the mill at S or cents
yard reaches the consumer at 15 cents a
yard. Moms examples are given.
"In la) a quilt sold at ths mill for (SV,
cents was sold to tho consumer at fl In
Wit tho mill Increased the price to 75
cents and the price to the consumer wen'
up to $1.."
The board argues, however, that to
some cases a reduction In the mill price
might have no reduction for the con
aumer. A etudy of comparative atattsttcs
seems lo show that the English consumer
buys cheaper because there la less profit
between the mill man and the retailer.
In determining coats the board did not
take Into consideration the Hem of Inter
est upon Investments, but the coot flgurej
do allow for depreciation.
Olffereaeo la Mills.
"Taking all the mills covered by the In
vestigation In each country, there were
wider variations In the American costs
secured than In the English coats, due
partly to the fact that the' English mills
were all In the -Manchester district,
where wages and other conditions are
well standardised, while h American
costs were taken frorr- tr-li covering a
much wider area, with much greater dif
ferences In labor and other conditions
Another reason for the wider variation In
American costs Is that the English mills,
for which figures are secured, are all
of a modern aad efficient type, while
some of the American mills Included were
old and of low efficiency."
Discussing dutlea In their relation to
cost of weaving and finishing, tho re
"The ratio of the duty to the con
version coat bears little relation to the
ratio of the duty to the foreign market
value. Thus, In some cases, duties
which ara less than 3 per cent ad val
orem will be one and a half times the
total American conversion coat, while
In other rases, duties of nearly M per
cnt ad valorem will be three-fourths
of the American converalon costs. In
live greater number of cases, the duties
are greater than - the total , do.
meette ooats of spinning and weaving.
Coet of Utstrlbatloa.
"One Of the most Interesting rerulfi of
the Investigation la, to be found In the
facta Included la the rcpoci regarding the
different methods of dutrlbntkm In the
two countries and the greater margin
which exlsla between the price at which
the manufacturer sella his goods and the
price at which the consumer buy them
In this country as compared with similar
prices In England. The-relation of the
tariff to the prices paid by consumers can
only be understood by fully comprehend
ing the significance In American trade of
the principle of set prlcea." ' . t
The summary of the report la a large
pamphlet aad the full report probabty-wlU
Dll two to four volumes. The -wool re
port filled four. It probably wlU be
ordered printed by congress
f roduced Here by
The Beacon Press
The Beacon Presa, successors to A. I.
Root. Inc., 1210-u Howard street. Is
demonstrating that nowhere In tho coun
try can belter printing be secured than
la Omaha. The Beacon Press baa been
turning out some of the handsomeet
work In the history of Omaha's printing,
aad Ita reoent achievement with the
Howard H. Baldrtge posters brtng a
climax to tha beautiful and full-of-cnar-ecter
printing. ' ,
The Howard IL Baldrtge window carda
are printed oa rich, book paper, la
double-tone septa Ink. They are mounted
oa heavy mat board and make the hand
somest political posters ever seen In
Omaha. They are prominently displayed
la all the leading show windows of the
city. Everybody who passes the stores
la any section of the business district of
Omaha la attracted to tha beauty of these
Beacon Press successes. Howard 11. Bald
rtge la a candidate for the republican
nomination to congress at the primaries
oa April Mi These window cards contain
I the simple announcement of this tact.
I The name of Mr.-Baldrtga and tho words
"For Congress'" atipear above tho large
' halftone prrtwr of the candidate. Below
, the engraving are the words "Republican
Primary Election April I, I'll.
Tho engraving, whka Is an excellent
piece of work, was done by the Baker
Bros. Engraving company. UM Howard
street. Tho engraving la a copped half
tone and every detail of tho strong face
f'llr. BaMrlge M clearly- etched so
that the picture throws out proauaeoUy
the countenance of tho republican candi
date. " ' ''.- F" '
These window cards were distributed
, lees than a week ago and they are now
causing more comment than any other
simitar posters ever created. People riding
oa street cars aro daily heard to remark
oa the beauty and excellent character of
the work. A prominent ansa stopped a
printer on Farnam street and asked him
' who had done the printing of these cards.
! When Informed that the Beacon Press.
; successors to the A. I. Root eomfony. had.
I tho contract, ho remarked that It was
j by far tho best political advertising he
' had ever seen.
I Another prominent dttaea waa surprised
! nhea he leaned that the work had beea
' done by aa Omaha firm. He dechtred ae
1 bed not realised that - local companies
dtd such One printing. He SMKladed with
the ststement that there was abeotutety
: pms nMM fear as3rr-?dr what srav foreisn .
Con orders tor bigs class pnallng. n hea
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the Beacon Press was doing auch hand
some and commendable printing as these
Ilaldrlna examples. Me sakl Omaha
should be proud that It had a firm which
could do aurh high class work.
Both, the Beacon Press and Baker Bros.
Engraving company are Omaha firms.
The engraving company for many years
has been doing some of the finest half
tone engraving seen In the west. Its
success with the Baldrtge pictures proves
that It has tho right to lay claim to
being one of the beat engraving plant
concerns of the middle west.
Tho Beacon Press has received many
ordera for high class printing since tho
public, has learned thtt the Baldrtge plo
ttlrss were dime by 'this firm. Expert
printers have 'agreed that -the Beacon
Press ran produce si excellent printing
results as can bs obtained from any large
firm In all the west. ,
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Girl Muses to Go
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Juvenile court officials received a tele
gram Monday from the parents of Miss
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Probation Officer Carver met the train
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REPORT OF MURDER IS NOT -VERIFIED
BY THE POLICE
Was there a murder In Omaha yester
day? The police say there was not, and the
coroner says also that there was not.
The police reporters make the same state
ment. The officers were thrown Into confu
sion when some unidentified person tele
phoned In to learn who the man was
that bad been murdered.
rhone Douglag ISta. '
'- ' ' it "
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was. the murder r asked.; fee
"tj.. fcn here," answered the pactr
on te phone. : r H .t altt.
We)l, whereiere yat atKeoortadro
officer again. . y"
Instead- of answering tha "ojieatlqnct
hung up the receiver, and the Omaha
police, hate another mystery which they
are trying to solve.' ..':
"Bemeooe la trying to. Jolly, as tans.''
declared one of the detectlvee."
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