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Some M'kinley Bill Accounts

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Credit these to McKinley. They are a few of the items on one side of the account of the "bravest and wisest of tariff measures," tho "trust killing tariff," as the New York Tribune calis it. This bill, that does not sustain a "higher rate of pronta, bui a higher rate of wages," as Professor Gunton told the Republican club, of New York, a few days ago. These are some of the items for the week ending April 15, 1892. When some I loyal Republican has filled out the other side of thü account, so that it will not j look too one sided, we vill continue our side: I April 8- By a strike of 200 girls and boys in the Dolphin Jute milis at Patersoa, N. J. The Pi-ess says "the boys Jiave been getting $2.50 aud the girls $2 a week" in this protected industry. April 8 - By reduction of wages of puddlere at Mcüvane &Sons' Píate mili, Reading, Pa., from $3.75 to $3.50 per ton, and the announcement that next week Seifert's two rolling milis, employing 300 hands, five müee below Reading, will close down indefinitely. April 8 - By the detennination of the Furniture and Cabinet Manufacturers' association to keep their faetones closed until the strikers give np their fight for eight hours. April 8 - By exactions of the rice trast which led a committee of rice merchants at New Orleans to take steps to build a rice mili to circumvent the trast. April 9 - By consolidation of the sis cottonseed oil milis of Georgia into the Georgia Cotton Oil company. The American Cotton Oil company owns 120 milis; for the purpose of economy those in each state are being merged into separate corporations. All of the trast milis are now reorganized under state charters except those in South Carolina. April 10 - By notice of general reduction of wages in all the furnaces at Newcastle, Pa. After April 17 the turn men will be reduced fifteen cents, the day laborers ten cents and the iron mt i three-f ourths cent per pound. This will give the turn men $1.75 and the laborers $1.35 per day. April 10- By closing down of the Dolphin Jute mili at Paterson, N. J., because of the inordinate request of the boys for $3 and of the girls for $2.50 per week. April 10- By strike of 200 electric light men in New York. April 10 - By strike of twenty helpers at the PhcBiiix silk mili, Paterson, N. J. April 10 - By the annonncement in The Tribune that Claus Spreckels cleared $5,000,000 when he sold his Philadelphia sugar refinery to the trust, giving the latter complete control of refined sngar east of the Rockies. April 11 - By a big marble trast which The Tribune announces is being formed in Georgia "to unite all the marble proprietorships in the country so that the output as well as the prices can be regulated." The dnty on marble averaged about 50 per cent. under this "trust killiag tariff." April 13 - By strike of workiaen at the Monitor Iron works at Sing Sing. April 14 - By the announcement that the whisky trust, whose total earnings for the year ending March 81, 1892, were $4,728,827, is to wipe out all opposition by a temporary reduction of prices. April 14 - By the fonnation of a trust composed of the thirty type founders in the United States. April 14 - By the closing of the Spreckels enormous sugar reünery by the sugar trust ao as to decrease production and luaintain trast prices. April 18 - By the completion of the Diamond match trust, it ha ving bought the Lebanon Match company, of Philadelphia, for $125,000. This was the last company to snrreiider to the trust. The retail dealers in Philadelphia, upon advices from wholesalers, r.t once advanced rii e of matches fifty cents pergross.


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