Congressional Edition Volume . 3043

Congressional Edition Volume . 3043

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... branches. There is an excessive supply of all of them produced in England, and their sale in the United States would at once become a source of immense profit to the British manufacturers. It is not alone the foreign wool clip that the majority proposes to admit to overwhelm our domestic wool-growers, but every variety of foreign wastes which by any ingenuity in the use of machinery can be made to take the place of wool. There is a provision here that shoddy, and wastes advanced by labor or machinery beyond the original condition, shall pay a duty of 25 per cent. It is difficult to understand the theory upon which this provision has been introduced. It is certainly a confession by the majority that there is danger of an influx of foreign wastes and deteriorated materials. But the bill is absolutely no guard against this. All these wastes will simply come in in their "original condition." Shoddy is but one form of them, one of dozens of forms of the same thing, for which the doors are opened wide. Bags and flocks and refuse of every description, the use of which is detrimental to the quality of the manufacture, are welcomed here from all quarters of the globe. A Premium; Upon Shoddy. The majority intimates that the effect of the present law is to stimulate the use of shoddy, wastes, and other substitutes for wool in our manufacture. It presents elaborate statistics from the census, showing the quantities of shoddy, cotton, and other adulterants employed in the woolen manufacture. It refrains from presenting other statistics, equally available, which show that these adulterants are employed in the woolen manufacture of other countries, and particularly in Great Britain, into which country are imported every year from 60,000,000 more

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  • English
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  • 9781236559777