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THE MORNING OKEGON1AN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1913.
SHOE INDUSTRY TO
BET NO PROTECTION
Underwood Tells Representa
tives Tariff for Revenue
Only Will Prevail.
TWO PER CENT TOO MUCH
LONG'S SHOE STORE
264 Washington St.
Between Third and Fourth Sts.
Tariff Xow Prohibitive, Says Demo
cratic Leader, and American
People Kendcrcd Verdict
at Last Election.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 29. An un
successful fight to have the House
committee on ways and means retain
the present tariff of 10 and 15 per cent
ad valorem on boots and shoes occu
pied most of today's session.
Chairman Underwood, of the com
mittee, flatly told the representatives
of the wholesale and retail shoe indus
tries of the country that the tariff
now was prohibitive, that there was no
revenue, and that retention oi me
present rates was impossible. Ques
tions of the committee Indicated a
sentiment favorable to a big drop in
N. Protection To Be Given.
Numerous representatives appeared
for the arious branches of the shoe
business. National associations of the
manufacturers, wholesalers and re
tailers and of the labor unions, all fav
oring the present duties.
Mr. Underwood suggested that the
final arbiter, the American people at
the last election, had rendered a ver
dict for jla tariff for revenue." In
stead of "for protection." and that
"you cannot expect us to write a pro
tective tariff even of only two per
A variety of articles ranging from
sunshades to human hair and from
aigrettes to bituminous coal, all go
ing to make up a total custom's rev
enue of J26.931.900 last year, were at
Issue In the hearing today. They
comprised the "sundries" schedule of
the Payne-Aldrlch tariff law, the four
teenth and last schedule of that act.
"Sundries" Falling Off.
The average ad valorem rate in the
schedule now is almost 25 per cent
and the aggregate of the articles make
up almost nine per cent of the total
tariff revenue. The estimated pro
duction of all these articles in the
Tnited States on February 1 was $-.-640.000
and J173.4T9.2o6 worth was ex
ported in 1911.
The revenue from the sundry sched
ule has dropped more than J2.000.000
a year the last two years, though
above the records for many of the
L.udwig Nisson. a New Tork diamond
Importer, protested that higher duty
would encourage smuggling.
The boot and shoe Interests con
tended that reduction would necessitate
radical readjustment of wages and
standards of living to compete with
Knropean wages and standards, that
reduction would not benefit the con
sumers and there had "never been a
whisper of trade agreement" in (he
Chairman's Hat Illustrates Point.
While James Marshall, representing
tlie fur felt hat Industry, was arguing
against the duty on raw material used
in the fur felt hat industry, an attend
ant placed beside him a brown felt
hat. It was Mr. Underwood's and the
chairman asked the cost of producing
that hat in Italy, where it was made.
Mr. Marshall said that the hat could
bo manufactured in Italy for about 70
cents and that the duty amounted to
about 40 cents. Mr. Underwood and the
witness agreed that the hat cost about
$3 at retail in the United States. Mar
shall declared that the difference be
tween the $1.10. represented by the
cost of production and the duty, and
the selling price of $5 was ab
sorbed by the retailer and the middle
man. LAWYER FALLS 18 STORIES
Telephone Girl Calmly Tells Police
of Death Tragedy.
NEW YORK. Jan. 29. Morris H.
Ball. a lawyer, sat on the window sill
of his office this afternoon, glanced
outside and down Is stories to the
roof of tlie skyscraper boiler-house be
low. A moment later he was swaying
uncertainly on his narrow seat. Then
he somersaulted down and lay crum
pled up a dozen steps from a youns
woman at a' -telephone switchboard
near a window.
The girl calmly called up police
headquarters and told them of the
tragedy. Beall was dead when picked
RUSSIA SEEKING CHANGE
liar No Longer Would Be Tied to
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 19. Exten
sive experiments with agricultural lin
liloinnts were made by the Russian
Department of Agriculture during the
i-ci.-on of 1912 with a view to ending
the impendence of Russia on American
Many of these implements, according
in an official report Issued today, suc-
ttwyfully stood the requirement under
varied and dirricuit conditions nnt
My those coming from Canada, and it
is said that they can be manufactured
equally well in Russia.
HEARING TO RESUME SOON
Iribc on Freight Hates for Goods
Packed In Fiber Fixed.
!- .-: ANGELES, Jan. 29. The Inter
t.trc commerce Commission's Inquiry
tit nn appeal for an equalization of
; rates for goods packed in fiber
:choar.l and wooden boxes. Just
::! here, will be resumed In Chl
V.Tuary 27. according to a state
i. .iy iy l.eo J. Flynn. special
. .-r in tile case.
;.iti'in was instituted by R. Tv
;m A Company, af Lo Angeles.
ae;;:rers of fiber -hoxes, against
: reads which, it was alleged, dls.
ated in favor of goods packed in
Taft Greets Alumnus Agexi tl.
WASHINGTON. Jan. !. President
Taft. Yale '7S, sent today fraternal
Kreetlngs to August Smith, aaid to be
trie oldest living graduate. The oc
ralon was Mr. Smith's 97th birthday
anniversary and he had written to Mr.
Taft regrets that he could not attend
the Washington Yale Alumni dinner
. tonight, where the President win be
lh guest of honor. Mr. Smith lives
Stocks of Three
HERE IS THE SPOT WHERE PORTLAND'S
GREATEST SHOE SALE IS TAKING PLACE
LONG'S SHOE STORE
264 Washington St.
Between Third and Fourth Sts.
READ EVERY WORD-IT MEANS MUCH TO YOU
to Dispose of
Countless thousands have and are now attending this wonderful Shoe Sale. Have you
been one of the fortunate buyers that have thronged this store and packed our aisles?
If not it is time you were investigating tins wunucnux uu,yiii5 v
S3.50 Patents and Gunmetals $1.95
i.i. Qnt 0nn o-nnmptfil hlucher lace and button h "
One lOt WU1UCX1 jyaLCLLl Cv , , J , i u
boots, made over late nob toe lasts, are to be sold now, all sizes, foi, J)J JJ3
choice at only
$5.00 Shoes $2.45
Women's Shoes, in all the up-to-the-minute styles m
srun metals, patents, Russian calfs, etc d O AZL
Button and lace. Vnls. to $5; all sizes pTJ
S4.00 Suedes $2.95
Women 's Shoes, made in black Suedes and all fancy
fabrics. In both button and lace pat- tf O Q C
terns. Regularly $4.00. All sizes J
$3.50 Men's Shoes and Oxfords $1.95
Onf bi lot Men's Shoes and Oxfords,
leathers, all sizes, are to go now at this
$5.00 Shoes $2.85
All our best men's Shoes in gun metal, fans, vici and
patents To be sold at this one price, d O QC
All sizes. Buy them now at this price ij)iOJ
selling regular to $3.50, all A H f F
next-to-nothmg price, tne .pX.JU
$4.00 Shoes $2.45
Men's Shoes selling regular to $4, in dress, semi-dress
and work Shoes, in all the different (T O AZL
leathers. All sizes. Hundreds of pairs pt HtJ
400 Pairs Women's Shoes and Slippers, Now Only
All Sizes All Styles All leatners
I Size 8Vs to 11. j ' L1Jf pl
This Is the Location of the Spot
Great Sale Is Taking Place
NEAR THIRD ST-
THEFT DIMS HI
Carmody Says Law Calls
Sickles' Offense 'Stealing.'
BRAVERY NOT AT ISSUE
Widow or Confederate General Told
Views Arc Erroneous, Sympathy
Misplaced and Criticisms
ALBANY. X. T, Jan. 29. The fame
of General Sickles as a soldier should
not deter New York State in Its efforts
to collect the i:3.4T6 unaccounted for
. . i n. rhnirman of the New
York Monuments Commission. This is
the view advanced Dy Atiorney-vc"-
. j i a lAttnr i rw' A V to Mrs.
Helen P. Lontcstreet. of Gainesville.
(j. widow oi tne i.oniii -
In a telegram to Attorney-General Car
modv Mrs. LonKstreet orTered to raise
I '3 476 from "the ragged and maimed
louowers v -Attorney-General
Carmody s letter
'"'Your svmpathetic and patriotic ex
pressions do Justice to your heart, but
they do violence to the facts in this
..i sirviu Is belntr Drose-
cuted by the Stato of New York for
converting to nis o a
State's Moaey Used.
"This money came Into his hands os
chairman of the State Monuments
Commission, to be used, among other
purposes, for the erection of monu
ments to mark the resting; place on the
-i i j m , i ..-.Viiir tr nf the brave aol-
iieiu i vr t . j " o - - --- -
diers who fell in defense of their coun
try and to provide for a celebration
upon the field of Gettysburg in which
those living might participate, at the
itate's expense, in a fitting manner.
"General Sickles appropriated this
amount to his own use. This he ha
not attempted to Justify or to defend,
admitting that ho took the states
money for private use without authority
of law, an act which, tinder our laws
and under the laws of all civilized gov
ernments, means stealing. He was
given his own time to repay this
amount and that time was extended at
his suggestion, without any desire to
embarrass him. and with the full ap
preciation of the claim which he has
upon this Nation for the great services
he rendered in the rebellion.
Fame No Cloak for Crime.
"These services cannot be overesti
mated, but even the fame of the soldier
must not be used as a cloak or pro
tection for the commission of crime
and it is nothing less than misdirected
sympathy to undertake so to confuse
the question Involved as to make an
ordinary prosecution for a crime seem
like persecution and to elevate as a
martyr a person who confesses his
"New York State appreciates her
heroes and feels humiliated at the
spectacle which this case presents.
New York State also respects her laws
and seeks to enforce them in a spirit of
equality to all.
"I trust this brief statement of the
facts will show you how erroneous are
your views, how misplaced your sym
pathy and how misdirected your criticisms."
IDLE FUNDS CAUSE LOSS
Iteport on Goeke Bill Will Describe
Federal Opportunity Missed.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. A loss of
140.000.000 that the Government might
have received in Interests on idle funds
in the Treasury since 190S and a much
greater loss on funds deposited with
out interest in National banks will be
described in a report soon to be made
to the House favoring the adoption of
the Goeke bill for a compulsory deposit
The report of the committee is ex
pected to show that under a 2 per cent
Interest the Government could have
earned nearly $150,000,000 sine. 188
on idle funds in the Treasury and
money deposited in National banks.
Federal Labor taw Desired.
BOSTON. Jan. 29. A resolution me
morializing Congress in favor of an
amendment to the Federal Constitu
tion giving Congress the power to
regulate and make uniform the hours
of labor was agreed upon today by the
teglslativs committee on Federal relation.
EDUCATION FUND LARGE
87 STATE-AIDED rXIVERSlTIES'
INCOME IS $35,000,000.
n!n with Sl.711.393.
an additional $500,000
The State of Iowa sup- and university rank, with
Institutions of coliepe income of over $2.000,000.
Federal Government Contributes
$5,000,000, State $1,000,000.
Four Jn $2,000,000 Class.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. Approxi
mately $35,000,000 represents the total
working income received by 87 state
universities and other state-aided in
stitutions of higher education In the
last year, according to a bulletin is
sued today by the Federal Bureau of
Education. Of this sum the Federal
Government contributed about $5,000.
000 and the states $18,000,000.
The regular current income of most
of the Institutions from public appro
priations represent a capitalization of
about $400,000,000. The year's Income
passed the $2,000,000 mark in the case
of the universities of Illinois, with
$2,363,711; Minnesota, with $2,682,499,
and Wisconsin, $2,122,297.
Cornell University, which technically
is a private Institution, but which re
ceives state and Federal aid, reported
total receipts of over $3,000,000. with a
net income available for current ex
penses of about $1,500,000.
Other state-aided Institutions in the
million-dollar income class include the
universities of Michigan, with $1,343.
057: Ohio, with $1,011.571, and Califor-
In order to get rid of every Pianola
in our establishment, we're giving them
away in order selected. Simply agree
to purchase of .us each month at least
four music rolls for a year. All are in
A-l condition Just as good as new.
Can be attached to any piano. If you
haven't a piano, secure one now at the
tremendously reduced January Clear
ance Sale Prices, and secure one of
these fine Cabinet Pianolas free. Act
quickly. Twenty-eight more were se
lected yesterday. Ellers Music House,
the Nation's Largest, in the Eilers
Building. Seventh, and Alder streets.
WILL MARK THE CLOSE OF
This means that you have just three days more in which
to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to buy
Furniture, Floor Coverings, Drapery and Upholstery Goods,
etc., all of the dependable kind, at prices considerably lower
than at any time during the entire year. All furniture, even
to the very finest productions from such makers as Berkey
& Gay, Cowan, and others, is included. All floor coverings,
with the exception of a very few contract goods, is entei-ed
in the Clearance. Substantial reductions prevail through
out the entire stock of the Decorative and Upholstery De
partment. . Sale will positively end Saturday.
J. G. MACK & CO.