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I. TYE DINGLEY BILL AS IT PASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

DECEMBER 26, 1895

II. THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS ON THE DINGLEY

TARIFF BILL-HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, No. 3, FIFTY-FOURTH

CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION..

III. THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE ON THE DINGLEY BILL..

1. The people do not want an expurgated edition of the McKinley

tariff

2. An extra session of Congress..

3. The Dingley bill as a revenue measure

4. Its offensive discriminations..

5. Why prolong them?..

IV. An “Open letter” by William Lawrence, March 13, 1896, to Hon.

Thomas H. Carter, V. S. Senator, on the Dingley bill.

1. Conditions then and now.

2. Why continue the Dingloy bill “until August 1, 1898 ?”

3. Sherman on the wool manufacturers

V. PROHIBITORY DUTIES AGAINST SHODDY, Rags, ETC..

VI. THE “SKIRTING CLAUSE" AD VALOREM DUTIES

1. Proposed amendments

2. Reasons in support thereof

VII. PROTECT THE WOOL MANUFACTURER

1. Footnote 20 on the degree of protection afforded to manufacturer.

2. Ample machinery now in the United States to manufacture all

needed woolen goods ...

VIII. THE DINGLEY BILL GIVES THE MANUFACTURERS BETTER PROTECTION

THAN THAT FOR WOOLGROWERS.....

1. The compensatory duties for manufacturers more than they seem

to be..

2. How the Dingley bill favors manufacturers more than wool-

growers.

3. As to yarns

4. As to flannels and blankets

5. The duty on tops, rovings, etc.

6. How carpet manufacturers are provided for.

IX. McKINLEY FAVORED BETTER PROTECTION THAN THE ACT OF 1890.

X. How the imports of third-class wools injure woolgrowers.

XI. AS TO CARPET WOOLS

59

1-2. Two errors in the report of the Committee of Ways and Means

on this subject.

59

3. The Dingley bill duties less than low revenue duties on wool.. 60

4. Why give protective duties to iron and some other industries,

but not to wool. (See the New York Tribune article, ante)..

50

5. The decline in the world's prices of wools since the act of 1890

requires more protection now.

59

6. Four reasons for increasing wool duties.

60

XII. IN FAVOR OF THE “MOST AMPLE PROTECTION" FOR MANUFACTURES. 60

1. Four answers to the wool circular of Justice, Bateman & Co.. 60

XIII. JUSTICE, BATEMAN & Co. ON THE DINGLEY Bill..

61

THEIR NINE REASONS FOR ITS IMMEDIATE PASSAGE WITHOUT AMEND-

MENT CONSIDERED

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(1) The footnote 24 gives the four amendments asked for by the

Farmers' National Congress..

62

(2) Theodore Justice has “no objections to the second, third, and

fourth amendments except that it opens the bill to delay"

62

To this FOUR ANSWERS are made....

62

3. Their sixth reason for passing the bill without amendment.. 62

(6) Five per cent a year no benefit-protection postponed to the

next century.

62

2. Ille est niger...

62

4. The protective benefit of the Dingley bill.

63

(1) Discussed in footnote 25. Also notes 7, 11, 12, 16 of Chapter I of

this document.

63

5. The gold premium discussed, footnote 27

65

6. The protective benefit to wool manufacturers. See Paragraph

VIII of this chapter.

65

XIV. WILLIAM H. B. THORNTON ON THE DINGLEY BILL..

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I. Defects in the act of 1890..

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1. The “skirting” and “sorting” clause

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2. As to second-class wools...

67

3. As to third-class wools, used in the manufacture of clothing. 67

4. Donskoi wools...

67

5. Defects in the act of 1890 defeated the Republicans in Ohio. 68

II. THE DINGLEY BILL

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1. Will only give a protective benefit of 3.6 cents per pound [on

WASHED Ohio Merino]...

63, 67

XV. WILLIAM H. B. THORNTON AGAIN ON THE DINGLEY BILL.

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1. Europe opposed to our protective duties

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2. An extra session of Congress..

68

3. The woolgrowers saved the election of McKinley.

69

4. How the solid Democratic South was broken.

69

5. The farmers did the work....

69

6. The Dingley bill not just to woolgrowers.

69

7. Promises must be fulfilled...

70

8. Defects in act of 1890 defeated Republicans in 1894.

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9. Third-class wools—tariff insufficient.

71

10. Wool dealers on the Dingley bill..

71

11. Dingley bill deceptive.

72

12. Democrats for the Dingley bill, Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

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13. The political situation-no section holds the balance.

73

14. Silver Republicans

74

15. Senator Chandler strikes the keynote

74

16. Specific duties required.

75

XVI. Hon. George H. Wallace, ex consul-general to Australia, on the Dingley

bill..

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