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Democrats And Tin Plate

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True to its settled poliey of assailing American industrial interests, the democratie majority in the house o representatives will shortly pass a bilí to remove the protective duty from American tin píate. The measure framed by the house ways and means committee provides that on and after October 1, 1892, the duty on tin plates, terne plates and taggers tin shall be 1 cent per pound (instead of 2.2 cents), and that on amd after October 1, 18ÍH, they Bhali be admitted free of duty. The mugwump New York Times rushes to the support of this unpatriotic bill with the aseertion that the McKinley duty "did not enable any industry to Be carried on profitably in this country ivhich without it e.ould not be so carried on." It also declares: A year and a hall has passed since the Mclvdnley bill beeame a law, and there is nowhere in tlie land. from Alabamá to Oregon.á single factory turning out American tin píate in quantnies adequate lor commerelal Use. Hiere ts not one that dares engagti to furnish enough tin for the maaiufacture of thé babies1 rattles oí a small eity. These extraordhiary issertions prove that the "tin píate liar" is not dead yet. He has apparentiy beeu HSibernating during the winter, and he now emerges trom the woods with his tired hnagimition refreshed and his glib mendacity unimpaired. Less than' a week ago The Press republished 'rom the Cardiff (South Wales) Daily Xew.s of Mareh 24, an interriew with Mr. J. H. Rogers, ehairman of the Weloh Tiu Plate Makers' Association, vu me suuject oï tin plate manufacture in the United States. Mr. Hogers who is also mamagimg partner in the extensive South Wales tin plate works at Llanelly and the Cwmbwria works at Swansea, declared that "there is iiow no doubt at all that black plate will be largely coated in America." We reproduce a portion of the interview verbatim: _"It has been said, Mr. Rogers, that he tin plate industry would be as irmly established in the States in a ew years henee as the iron and steei ndustry." That is so, and it is ïut very long ago that l remember ir. .uenelaus of the Dowlias irou saying that America would lever make lron and steel sufflcient o meet her requirements. That was he general opinión at the time among the lron and steel makers, bui o-Oay we me the Amerieans making u?r "a ' Avll0le that the-V re"Do yon think that the MeKinley arm1 will eventuálly be repealcd '"' ■I dou't think that there is the mallest chance of the duty being takn off platea, as even the democratie r pree trade party have come to view ts imposition with a considerable mount of favor. The best thing that ve caai do i.s to try to keep the manu'iet uring of black nlate for as lontr n period as we can, and during that time to encourage new markets for our tin plates, so that when the Americajis will be able to make their own black píate, as well as coating it our milis and tin houses will be independent of them." The democratie newspaper that in face of this statement from the chairman of the organization of Welen tin plat-e manufactura declares that the new tariff "did not enable any industry to be carried on profitably in this country which without it could not be so earpied on," insulta the intelligenee of lts readers. N'ow, as to the limes' assertion that tliere Is not a single Amerieau factory "that dares engage to furnish enough tin for the manufacture of the bables' rattles of a small city." That rellable and non-partisan trade pubUcatkra th, American rer and Iron World, Btatés that the production of "brlght" tin plate in the United States last year was not lesa than 1,600,000 pounds. This is exclusive of the production of "dull" tin or terne platos for roofing purposes, of which the United States Tin Plate Manfacturing Company alone made 44,762 pounds. Not very long aR-o. R. H. De Milt & Co., of No. 238 Water su-eet, New York, announced through The I'rcss thát they were prepared to turaiah roofing tin plate in fommei-cial qnantities to all purcliascr. Wltliin the next six months niüny otlier extensivo factories win, we are assured on the hitchest ity, be able to make the same announcement in regard both to briglit tin and terne plate. If The Times had really desired to obtain accurate Information of the Amork-an tin plate industry it could have been done so with perfect ease. The followimg list of tin plate works iin proeess of construct Ion or running to whole or in part was furnished by the Tinned Plate Manufacturers' As sociation of the United States under dateof January 9, 1892: The American Tiu and Terue Plate Companv. Philadelphia. Pa. Arnericau Tin Plate ('ompany, Elwood, Ind. Andersou Tin Píate Compiiny, Anderson Ind Apollo Iron and Steel Company, Apollo, Pa. Jiiairsviile Koning Mm and Tin Plate Company, Blairsville, Pa. The Britton Kolling Mili Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Cincinnati Corrugated Company, Piqua, Ohio. Coates & Co., Loenst Point, Baltimore, Md. Cleveland Tin Plate Compauy, Cleveland, Ohio. ColumbiaTin Plate Cornpany, Piqua. Ohio. Falcon Iron and Nail ('ompanv, Niles, Ghio Fleming & Hamilton, Pittsburg, Pa. Grifliths & Cadwallader, Twenty-third ward Pittsburg, Pa ' P. H. F. minian & Co., Apollo, Pa. Marshall Brothers & Co.. Philadelphia, Pa. Matthat, Ingram & Co., Baltimore. Md McKiuley Tin Plate Company, Limited, Philadelphia.Pa. New Philadelphia Iron and Steel Companv New Philapelphia, Ohio. " Is'orton Brothers, Chicago, 111. Pioneer Tin Plate Company, Joliet, 111. Pittsburg Klectro-PlatingCompauv, Limited Pittsburg, Pa. Pittsburg Tin Plate Works, Strawbridge & Beaver, Kensingtou, Pa. Kecord Manufacturlng Company, Ciuciuuati, v . T. Simpson, Cincinnatf. Ohio. Somerton Tin Plate Works, Brooklvn, X Y Strauss, J. E., Philadelphia, Pa. Scott. J. B. & Co., Pittsburg, Pa Hummers Brothers & Co. Struthers.Ohio N. & G. Taylor, Philadelphia, Pa. l nioii Tin and Terne Plate Companv, Alleghanv, Pa. United States Iron aud Tin Plate MauufactnringCompauv. Demmler, Pa. Wallace, Banheld & Co.. Irondale, Ohio Western Tin Plate ComDany, Joliet, 111. When in full operation these works yplU have a capacity of 50,000 boxes per week. Th is is the present status of the valuable imdustry which the democratie party and the New York Times ■would lLke to see destroyed. Fortunately, as the Times acknowledges, the passage of the repeal bill by the house wtll "be useless," for the republican senate can be depended upon to see tbat the measure gets no further.- X. Y. Press. This sensible paragraph is clipped froni the Salime Observer:- "Our views of the characters of others are too of ten caricatures of the ir foibles and vices. Our views of ourselves are largely caricatures oí am inverse sort, -the vices and faibles beig dropped crat. Most mem believe tiiat, on general primciplee, men carinöt know themselves; but each onc is likely to cherish a belief tliat by sojne speciaj dispemsatiloii hie has a pretty accurate kmowteflge of iiimseif. uj imagines lie can prove itt by teliing you ïrankly wlwre he ís weak or vi-ieked. .But il lie wouM kraaw the truth of it, let him try. amd draw a caricature o liiniselí. What a subject for real caricature that offort would be. And !iow it wiouia. dcmcwiíWrate the seneral truth that the individual starts with, - mem cannot know themselyes.' Gov. Wiinans, ta trié inaugural message sa-Jd: "Good waon roads aU thc ycar ro'uind would be more to the ggemeral advantanc, would add more to th'e vahw' oí farms, and yield mora comfort, COTiventt-nce and profüt to a langer number of people than any oöier work for whilch public money i expeinded." But t'he squawbucí; tegIatui'e luad so mucli to do in attemptimg to bu,iM a political bridge tlnat they thoxi'ght would carry them safely over the presldanitial fiection, that they referred that portion of the message to a commiittee, and there i't líes Good wagón roads are mothüig M-hen political paths need attentiioa.


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