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About Albany daily democrat. (Albany, Or.) 1888-192? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1889)
It Is almost Impossible to keep pace with
the republican party in the rapidly chang
ing and contradictory positions which from
day to day it assumes on the tariff ques
tion. During the late campaign the howl
was kept up from Minnesota to Florida.and
from Cape Cod to the Golden Gate by all
the organs of the republican party ,from the
Ktw York Tribune down to the Oregottian,
charging that the Mills bill was sectional
entirely In the interest of the South.because,
as these organs all alleged, that bill did not
make large enough redaction of the tariff
duty on sugar. It was boldly asserted all
around, the Oregonum being the most em
phatic In its declarations on that subjectj
that all the duty should be taken from su.
gar, and that just as soon as the Mills bill
reached the Senate.that body, being repub
lican, would make at least 50 per cent re
duction, if it did not put that article alto
r,ther on the free list. Wcll.the Mills bill
oassed the Home and the Senate proceeded
at once lo prepare a substitute iti which
they made the 50 per cent cut on sugar.
But now, when the bill comes up for final
action In the Senate, the innate selhshness
and greediness of "protection" again assert
themselves. Senator Stanford, of Call
fornia, rises up, and, as the representative
of that selfishness that would tax bis
neighbor for his own benefit.objects to the
reduction of duty on sugar for the reason
that such reduction would injure the beet
sugar production in California. Republi
cans are growling at Stanford for taking
this position, but from the standpoint of
"protection" Stanford is right. It is just
what republicans have been battling for
the last four vears the friends of tne tariff
adjusting it fair themselves. Isn't Stanford
a friend of -'protection ?" No deubt of it.
Then another great friend of protection
rises up and says he will not support this
reduction on sugar because it will ruin the
sorohum industry In Kansas. Plumb is
fully justified in this by the policy of "pro
tection" itself. It is the friends of "protec
tion" revising the tariff, don't you know,
This "revision of the tariff by its friends"
is destined to cause them,(the republicans,)
an endless amount of trouble. The attitude
nt Standford and Plumb in the Senate
would insure the defeat of the republican
tariff bill, so a caucus of republican Sena
tors have agreed that the 50 per cent n-
ductlon shall be made, but to compensate
the sugar manufacturers for this loss.it has
been agreed that a bounty of one cent pe
pound shall be paid to the sugar producers
for every pound of sugar hereatter produc
ed. This bounty money, of course.will be
paid out of the treasury ef the United
States, tnus compelling every man who
uses sugar to pay back to the sugar pro
ducers all the consumer may have gained
in conscauence of the reduction. This is a
reduction of the tariff with a vengeance.
mure outrageous proposition was never
made to tax payers in the history of legis
' lation than this. There are three grades
f sugar. Under the present law the tariff
duty is as follows : Sugar above No. 1
and not above No. 16 two and seventy-five
hundredths cents per pound. All abovi
No. 16 and not above No. JO three cents per
pound. All above No. 20 three and a half
cents per pound. The Senate bill would
reduce these rates one-half and then add
one cent to each pound so far as consum
ers are concerned, which would give the
following rates : Sugar aboye No. 13 an
not above No. 16 two and thirty-seven an
a half hundredths cents per pound. (Thi
Mills bill put this class of sugar at two an
twenty hundredths cents per pound, being
a greater reduction than the Senate bill
Dronoses.t Suzar above No. 16 and not
above No. 30 two and a half cents pe
pound. (The Mills bill puts this class of
suar at two and two-fifths cents per pound,
being a greater reduction than the Senate
bill proposes.) Sugar above No. 20 at two
and seventy-five hundredths cents per
pound. (The Mills kill puts the duty on
this class at two and eighty hundredths
cents per pound.being five one hundredths
of a cent per ponnd higher than the pro
posed Senate bill.) So that taking all the
grades together the Mills bill, about which
republicans kept up such an interminable
noise during the campaign .makes a great
er reduction than the republican bill. Re-
publicans, what do you think of it ? Do
you not see that the only effect of this re
publican bill is to take this bounty of one
cent a pound out of the treasury of the
United Stales and transfer it to the pockets
of the producers of sugar,whl!e,practically,
the consumer will have to pay the same
price for his sugar ? What difference does
it make to the sugar producer whether his
benefit comes through a high protective
duty or a bounty paid out of the treasury
of the United States ? We trust that farm
ers may open their eyes and behold the
"stone" offered them in lieu of the "bread"
they have asked for.
RAILROAD TO ASTORIA.
Steps were taken at a public menting, Man
day evening to promote the building of a rai'
road from Astoria to Albany. No more import"
ant matter has ever been presented to the citi"
zens of Albany for their consideration than this'
The advantages to accrue both to Albany and
Astoria from the completion of such an enter
prise are incalculable. It would give Albany
two, instead of one direct outlet to the sea, an
advantage whose influence in determining the
future growth and prosperity, of the city can
not now be weighed. It would permanently
fix the status of Albany as the great railroad,
manufacturing and business center of the Wil
lamette Valley. In a very few years the carry
ing trade from Albany will be immense and
healthy competition iu transportation will ac
celerate the growth of the city largely. This
needs no proof. The experience cf every grow
ing city in the country proves it. The time has
come for action. Those mostly benefited by
the building of this road would be the fanners
of Linn county. They should cheerfully put
their shoulders to the wheel and push on this
nterprise to completion. It is mainly the pro
duct of their labor which is to form the carrying
trade of railroad lines, heuce they will become
the immediate beneficiaries 'of this enterprise.
Let every man, woman and child in Albany
and Linn county open his mouth and declare
in favor of this enterprise. Just at this time
Albany feels, sorely, the need of manufacturing
of various kinds in her midst. Nothing would
give that line of enterprise a greater impetus
than the earnest inauguration of this inilroad
Selling at Cost. Until after the holl
days all my stock of felt hats and bonnets,
baby hoods, plushes, fancy feathers, etc.
Special sale, call early. Ida M. Brush,
first door -east Strahan's new brick.
This apses is reserved for Dr. Oul
snil Sou, ol the City Vraj Store.
Wstca, for their dv.
H.Ewert, practical watchmaker and , -
If vou want a olean and fine smoke ask for
J. Joseph's home tnads white labor cigars
For sale by most cigar dealers and at his
CHANCE IN BUSINESS.
All parties knowing theuselvea indebted
tn th firm of Thompson & Wateri, either
bv note or account, must come forward and
settle tbs same wunin Enircy uaya, m bucre
is going to be a change in their business.
Brownsville, Or., Jan. 1st, 1889.
Thompson & Waters,
A pain in the back often leads to comoli-
cated diseases that are almost incurable.
Oregon Kidney Tea cures the first and pre
vents the latter. It is sorely vegetable, and
is warranted and sold by Foshay & Mason.
Rather than the Cheapen
lisncd remilallt.il, Kr"'v'"- l,l,lr"- '".
M...knn v-m.in Krhootand Ptnmanshlp Depart'
'....I.. KiiLiMiia lulu.iiinl ut any time. Csta-
l.."iie nivl tei"iiviis ( i,eU",ilk!i?"'nt Jrfe'
4. A. WWII ". F AKJ1STU..U.
NEW SMYRNA RUGS AND PORTIERRES.
NEW TABLE COVERS.
infn TARLE SETS. NAPKINS TO MATCH,
A LARCE ASSORTMENT OF LINEN AND SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.
FINE LACE HANDKERCHIEFS.
TRUNKS AND VALISES.
SILK DRESS PATTERNS.
COLORED AND SILK WARP HENRIETTAS.
Boot and Shoe Department.
IADIES AND CENTS FANCY SLIPPERS.
RENTS FINE SHOES.
MISSES AND CHILDRENS FINE SHOES AND SLIPPERS,
FELT SLIPPERS OF ALL KINDS.
For Fall and Winter
CHOICE NOVELTIES IN DECORATED GHINA-
FRUIT PLATES AN DSAUCERS.
DECORATED BEDROOM SETS
AND A LARCE ASSORTMENT OF NOVELTIES IN unlNA
L. E. BLAIN'S.
Rubber Coats and Boots, Shoes
Pay by day it becomes more apparent that
Stanford and Dumb are to become the Randalls
of the republican party.
Pea Jackets-Chinchilla, Astrachan
Full Line of Duck Suitings,
ALL GRADES WOOLEN OVER SHIRTS
Big Stock Cardigan Jackets,
HEAVY MERINO AND ALL WOOL UNDERWEAR.
Winter Gloves and Mittens
ALL WEIGHTS LEATHER BOOTS AND SHOES.
UMBRELLAS, HATS, ETC.
List but not least a I.re stocky CLOTNINC AND FURNISHINGS
Samuel E. Young.
Stick a Pin
the fact that I atn offering better bargains than any one else in Albany
tne ia tu BoUBht at bankrupt sales I can bM
at or below COST.
General merchandise of all kinds call on me. Particular bargains in sample
Cash or Goods for Country Pro duce.
G, W. SIMPSON,
STOCKMEN AND FARMERS
' I hereby oertlfy that Dr. 1. N. Woodle
has successfully operated on my rldeling
horse, ISAAC HAYS.
For further reference In regard to rldg
Ings Inqntrs of (I'm. Peterson, Dare Pe
tarson, Lebanon t John Haxrimsn, Alfred
Wolverton. Albany ! 8am Gaines, 8oio:
Wm. Foster, Prinevlllsj. I practice veter
lnsry medicine In Albany and country
surrounding. Office and residence corner
6th and Washington 8ts.
I. N. WOODLE,
A. J. ROSSITER, V. S.
Graduate of Ontario Veterinary
and member of the Ontarlon Veterinary
Society. Is prepared to treat diseases of all
domostlo animals on acientlno principles.
Kesldenoeand office two doors east of
Opera Honae, Albany.
DR. G.WATSON M ASTON
Physician and Surgeon.
O ffloe opposite the Democr