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Exporting Cotton Goods

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The Fall Biver correspondent of the Boston Journal writes that tiie beiiefioial results acoming from the shipment of cotton goods to England are becoming every day more apparent, and the outlook is decidedly hopeful and encouraging. The sucoess of Mr. George F. Hathaway' visit to l'Jngland is shown in the great aotivity and busy bnstie among the Fall Rivor milis. About 15,000 pieces of print one-eighth of the en tire prödüctiön of thö cÜy - are now cXported eaüh -week, and for these goods bet-ter - 'net prioes are received abroad than at home. It has been said that the Fall Biver manufacturera sought by this movement sünply to ' ' tide over" an unusually depressed poriod, and the inferencr lias bëeii draira that vnih. ihe return of a brisk home demand they woiüd gladly tlirow the goods back again into the home chaünels. Bnt the developmentS thftt , bare arisen from the endeavor have giveri to the project a degree of certainty and of permanence that the mamtfactiu'er therhselres did not anticípate. They expected to sell mainly the 26-inch goode, which are two inches narrower than the American make, and to manufacture which would involve very iittle change in their machinery. They are now selling these goods and receivuig as high a price as the inch goods bring in this country, while the cost of making is much less. The wider styles of print eloths so i much in vogue, in Bnglands the 32, 04 ! and 36-inch goods, they did not expoct to sell. But the ÉngHsh buyers offered such desirable prices for these goods that the manuf acturers decided to make such changos in their machinery as i would furmsh a stated supply. But larger orders have been received and are yet coming forward, and several corporations are now plaoing their milis largely on this kind of oloth. Manufacturera elsewhere, moreover, are consultipg -with spinners respecting the preparation of their milis tor similar goods, arid in neighboring States arrangements to make a like description of cloth for exportaüoa have been or are being made. These things, therefore, indícate that the manufacturera feel assured that the movement has in it elemente of permanence and stability, and they are now taking means to form an assuciation and to agree in any event to ship abroad a certaiu portion of their production. The superiority of these goods, as compared with those of English manufacture, is readily apparent. They are made of better cotton, are firmer, and of much handsomer texture. The goods on the other side are so filled -vith sising that when they oome to be printed the shrinkage is enormous, averaging, it is said, fully one-flfth, while the shrinkage of the American cloths is oomparatively triiling, averaging at the otitside notover 5 per cent. In fact, so high an opinión have the English manufacturera of the cottons made on this side that they not unfrequently place upon their foreign shipments the American trade mark in order to dispose of them to better advantage.


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Michigan Argus