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Farmers And The Tariff

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Tlie deniocrats are failing ignally in tlielr efforu to conviuce the workingniet of the country tliat free trade, or tarif for revenue only, whicli is Uie same thing is a good thing for them, and they are now giving tiieir attention to the farmers Tbey teil the farmers that the proteclive tariö'discriminates against them, because wliat they buy is protected while the articles they raise to sell are not. I .et us see how iducIi truth there is in this statement: As the tariff law now stands the followng artieles raised by farmers are protected by tUe duties: Tobacc lea ves stemmed $1, and unstemme'l 75c ier pound. Bees, cattle, horses, nuiles and sheep 20 per cent. ad valorem. That is, a horse iinported across the line from Canuda, and valued at $200, must piiy a tax of $40 : a cow valued at $100 must piy a tax of $-0 and so on. Beef and pork one cent a pound. Ham and bacon 2 cents n pound. Cheese 4 cents a pound. Butler 4 cents a pound. Lard 2 cents a pound. Wheat 20 cents a busbel. Rye and barley 10 cents a Imshel. I nc li:ui corn 10 cents a bushel. Oats 10 cents a busbel. Rice, cleaned 2)4 een te per pound and uncleaned 1% cents per ound. Hay $2 a ton. Honey 20cfciits a gallon. Hops 8 cents a pound. Potatoes 1") cents a bushel. Beete, onlons, cucumbeis, pens, pumpkins, caulillowers, tomatoes, 10 per cent. ad vulorem. TUut Is, if onionsaru valued at $1 a bughel they must pay a duly of 10 cents a bushel. Vinejwr 7 cents a gallos. CurranU 1 cent a pound. Fifjs 2 cents a pound. Oranges 25 cents a box. I. cmons 30 cents 11 box. Urapeq 20 per cent. ad valorem. If valued at $4 oer bushel, they must pay 80 cents dury. JUisins 2 cents a pound. Almonds 5 cents a pound. FUberta and walnuta of all kinds 3 ets. a pound. l'eanuts 1 cent a pound. All othor mits not mentioned 2 cents a jound. Still wlnes 50 cents a nailon. Flax straw $5 a ton. Flax not hackled or dressed $20 ¦ ton. Flax hackled $40 a ton. Tow $10 a ton. Herup $23 a ton. Wools of Merino blood, iniuiecliate or remóte, clothing wools, etc, wortb 30 cents per pound or less 10 cents a pound duty. If worth more tban 10 cents, then í2 cents a pound duty. Wools of Lancaster, Cotswold, combu; and long wools if worth 30 cents a Muid or less, 10 cents a pound duty: If worth more tbau 30 cents, 12 cents duty. Carpet wools, very coarse, if worth 12 ceuts a pound, 2% cents duty. If worth nore than 13 cents, then 5 cents duty. Feathers of all kinds 25 per cent. ad valorem. II fjeese feathers are valued at GO cents 1 pound, the duty is 15 cents a pound. Hetnp, rape, cotton and other oil seeds except Ilax seed, XL cent a pound. Garden seeds, 2U per cent. ad valorem. Tallow 1 cent a pound. It will be seen that tbis republican protective duty is niada so as to cover the whole country. It protects the farmers D theeastern, middle and western states, who raiae wheat, corn, oats, potatoess etc.; lióse In the far west who make a speclalty of raising cattle and horses; those on the Pacillc slope wbo raise lemons, grupee, etc, and make ralslns and wine; those In he south who jjrow rice, tobáceo, etc. It is made to benefit the farmer of one jart of the country as well as another, and the Hst includes pretty much everyhiiiir that farmers have to sell. It shuts out the competition of ( 'anadian, Manitoba and other foreign farmers living outslde the United States and territorles, as well as those living in forelgn counries, who have their work done by labor costing them but a few ceuts a day. Nearly every article mentioned above placed on the free list by tbe Mills bill, except those raised in the soutbern states, 'or nortbein farmers must remember that bill is framed entirely in tlie interest of the south.


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