The high. McKinley duties were professedly imposed to help labor. Few oases, if any, have been made public where wages have been raised since Oct. 6. But there are many cases where wages have been reduced. The wages of potters in Trenton, N. J., and in Ohio have been rediiced. In Paterson. N. J., the wages of silk weavers have been reduced, and the weavers went on a strike. The wages of cotton weavers at severa! points in Rhode Island have been reduced. In the iron industry a reduction of the wages of the puddlers at Pottstown, Pa., has been reported, and 1,000 workmen in the rolling stock milis at Ormiston, Ala., have struck because their wages were not paid at all. At Pittsbnrg, Pa., the Oliver iron and steel milis have shut down and thrown 3,000 workmen out of employment. Is protection helping labor?