Excerpt from The Democratic Assault Upon Maines Industries: Remarks of Hon. Charles a Boutelle, of Maine, in the House of Representatives, May 31, June 1 and 2, and July 9, 1888The House being in Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union,MoreExcerpt from The Democratic Assault Upon Maines Industries: Remarks of Hon. Charles a Boutelle, of Maine, in the House of Representatives, May 31, June 1 and 2, and July 9, 1888The House being in Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, and having under consideration the bill (H. R. 9051) to reduce taxation and simplify the laws in relation to the collection of the revenue -Mr.
Parker. I ask that the paragraph be read as it will stand if amended.The Clerk read as follows:Be it enacted, etc. That on and after the 1st day of November, 1889, the following articles mentioned in this section, when imported, shall be exempt from duty.The question being taken on the amendment of Mr.
Parker to the amendment, it was not agreed to- there being - ayes 89, noes 134.[Applause on the Democratic side.]Mr. Boutelle. I move to amend by striking out 1888 and inserting 1890.[Cries of Vote! Vote!]Mr. Boutelle. No- we will have some conversation before we vote, if the Chair pleases.Mr. Chairman, the gentleman from Texas [Mr.
Mills] has just stated to us with that positiveness of assertion which has characterized most of his deliverances upon the tariff question that the only possible effect of putting lumber on the free-list will be to lessen the price to the consumer, and that the only object in keeping the tariff on lumber is to increase the profit of the manufacturer.Mr. Mills. I trust that we shall have order. I desire to hear the gentleman.The Chairman. The House will be in order.Mr. Boutelle. Mr. Chairman, as I was remarking, the gentleman from Texas has asserted with that directness and positiveness which have characterized his utterances upon this question that the tariff on lumber has only the effect of increasing the profits of the manufacturer without increasing the wages of the laborer.
That statement was reiterated several times, and certainly I can not be mistaken in understanding its purport.Now, it would be important to know, Mr. Chairman, with what standard the gentleman from Texas was making a comparison.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
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