Schedule 7

Schedule 7

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...annually growing scarcer. And if we are to be restricted to the 3,000,000 pounds from South America (nothing from India or Australia) and the common wiry wools from northern China, Africa, Persia, the Balkan States, about 8,000,000 pounds of black-faced sheep wool from Scotland, and a small quantity in Iceland, it is only a question of a comparatively few years when this supply will diminish and we will be left to find some substitute for the cheap wiry wools from the backs of native sheep. We should be permitted to buy the cheapest, commonest wools, which our domestic manufacturers throw aside, having no use for them in the woolen and worsted industry. We should be permitted to buy those wools wherever on God's footstool they can be found, and they should come in here under an ad valorem duty. If we should pick up an expensive wool somewhere, we should pay the regular duty on it, but if it is cheap, common wool, not wanted for manufacturing clothing in this country, we should pay a low ad valorem duty on it. It is absurd to say that this Government, with the vast experience it has had since 1867, is not equipped to determine the value of those wools from any part of the world. They are as well known to-day as they will be five years from now and our appraisers know those wools; they know all the kinds and qualities; thej' can tell what the shrinkage is; they can tell the minute they see a specimen of wool where it comes from, what the shrinkage is, and what the quality and character of the wool is. There will be fewer frauds on the Government, fewer cases, and fewer penalties if the Government permits this cheap class of wool--that no nation on earth tries to put into anything but carpets to walk upon--to be brought in under an ad valorem duty....show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 848g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492234
  • 9781236492234