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Tariff Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, Sixtieth Congress, 1908-1909 ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...yet the actual percentage of foreign laces used here might be less? Mr.'smith. That is exactly what I mean; yes, sir. Mr. Dalzell. That is very well put, but the sense remains the same, notwithstanding. Laughter. Mr. Cockran. Yes; that is his statement, not mine. Mr. Randell. What are the laces made of? Mr. Smith. There are laces made of cotton and laces made of silk. Mr. Randell. What kind of laces are principally made in this country? Mr. Smith. Made in this country? Mr. Randell. Yes. Mr. Smith. I think silk. Mr. Randell. Cotton laces are made principally abroad? Several Gentlemen. No; that is not right; there are more cotton laces. Mr. Smith. There are more cotton laces made here. I understand. Mr. Randell. There are more cotton laces made in this country? Mr. Smith. Yes, sir. Mr. Randell. You are not an expert in the lace business? Mr. Smith. No; but I have a great many experts here, and I will be very glad to make way for one of them. Mr. Randell. I thought you knew something about the lace business. You are simply a lawyer representing them, are you? Mr. Smith. Yes, sir; but I have experts here, and I should be very glad to give way to one of them who will be very ready to answer any questions regarding the industry that any member of the committee might like to put to him. With the permission of the chairman I will do that. The Chairman. What is that? Mr. Smith. I say, the gentleman has asked me some questions which only an expert in the manufacture of lace can answer. I am, of course, a lawyer, and not an expert manufacturer; and I have suggested that with your permission I should be very glad to give way to an expert who can answer any questions that the committee might put to him. Mr. Dalzell. Have they any bearing on the question of fixing the du... Hide synopsis

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