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The Resumption Of Business

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Krom all parts of the country :omes the news of the revival of business. All indications seem to point to a gradual resumption of business operations. From Charlotte comes the news that the Bennett furniture factory, one of the largest in the state, has informed its employés that tiie old sc.ale of wages will be restored at once. This firm has been running right along, but under a reduction of wages. Advices from Detroit also state that work in the various manufacturing firms there will start up gradually. The Detroit Bridge and Iron works will soon start and will increase the forces as work seems to warrant. The Griffin Car Wheel works now employ about 80 per cent. of their usual forcé and are working full time. The Art Stove works is running full time with the greater part of its force, and the Michigan Store works are running five days a week with a force of about 1,400 men. The Peninsular, which has been running with a small force, has now started both founderies and employs .700 men. The Michigan-Peninsular Car works are starting up gradually and increasing the number employés as business increases. Similar cheering reports come from the East. The Caldwell Lawn Mower Company, of Newberg, N. J., recently started up with more orders than it had last year at this me. The Brockaw Manufacturing ompany of the same place has osted a large sign, offering to give mployment to all sewing macliine perators who apply. The print milis of Garner & Co., at Wappinger alls, Dutchess County, are now unning until 9 o'clock at night. Twenty -five hundred people have one to work ia Yonkers since Janary 1. Alexander Smith and Sons' arpet milis, the largest in the United States which have been losed down since last July are now unning with a forcé ot 2,oco men. All the silk milis at Patterson, Nevr ersey, which closed down in August nd September are now running again. Very liitle, it is said, of the present product goes to the stock room, and there is but little stock in the hands of jobbers and agents. This leads manufacturers to beiieve that the spring trade will be fuliy up to that of last year.


Ann Arbor Argus
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