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Effect Of Free Trade

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The Evening News and numerous other free trade papen have been raakIng much over the fact that Mr. Macbeih, a fílass manufacture)', of Pittsburgh, h is boen before the Hou-se Comruittce and argued iu favor of free trade. The pith of his argumenta may be summed up in the following extract from tlie report of bis testimony before the ways and means commlttee: The chairman lnquired whethcr the con romer of the lamp chlmneys would be beneflted by allowlig Mr. Maobeth's raw matertal as well as the llulshed product to bc adinltted (ree. A dozen uhlmnyes were now xold al thlrty cents. How muil; would Uiey sell al i i the duty were taken oiï"? Mr. Macbelli- The dltlerence would be three or ïour cents a dozen. Mr. Gear- That Utothe retailer. Would tho woman who goes to the store to buy a chlm ney get Itfor less? Mr. Macbelh- My lndlvlduïl olpnlon Is that I doubt it. [Laughter.] His argumenta for free trrde were goveined ty liis desire to benefit his own pocket book, cvidenlly. The registry books in Secretury Wade's oflice at the University sliow au atlendance to-day of 2,112 students divided into dcpartments as follows: Llterary, 937 Law, 525; Medical, 300; Pbarmacy, 83 Dental, 105; Homeopatliic, 72. The U oí Si. stands at the head now, undlsputed Oood bje Harvard and Yale; we shal keep on advanclng. Not only in numbers but in the quallty of the men atu women w i)l nut into the world.


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