New Yoi:k. Nov.,23.- A general lockout of sliirtmakers is imminent. The diffloulty arteea froni au inteution expressed by contraetors to reduce vrages 10 por cent. and to lock out their employés if the recluctioa is not accepted. A roeett&g w;vs hold aud tho shirtmakers resolved uot to accept the cut on the ground tlmt the coutroctors were eai'ning handsome profits. Six contraotors eloswl down their establishinents. Tlie shirtmakera have been given until Satarday to decide as to thu proposed ent.