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PARAGRAPH 99-WINDOW GLASS.

window glass we will not only abandon glass making to the foreign laborer and manufacturer but we will be buying our glass from one of these trusts which are so strongly condemned at home.

I attach two estimates herewith showing the cost of glass in two dwelling houses, which, at the price the retailer obtains for this glass, is only 1 per cent of the total cost of the buildings. Window glass is the cheapest form of construction and can not be duplicated in cost by using any other material. It is far cheaper than wood, stone, brick, steel, etc., per square foot.

When noting the amount of window glass being used it can not be said that prices are high and that the consumer is paying more than a normal price for our product. We hear of no complaints on prices, or tariff, excepting from a few importers whose selfish commercial interests cause them to lose sight of American laborers and the owners of plants who contribute no small part to the building up and support of our country.

Not only does foreign labor make the retention of present tariff imperative, but the low ocean transportation charges work to our tremendous disadvantage. The rates from Belgium to Pacific coast points

are about one-third of our freight charges on rail shipments from our factories to the Pacific coast. About one-tenth of our product is used on the Pacific coast.

In conclusion, will say that I firmly believe that if the tariff on window glass is removed or lowered the industry will be destroyed. The glass workers will be compelled to work for impossible wages until such time as they finally abandon their trades, and the factories we own will drift into the junk heap. Respectfully submitted.

J. R. JOHNSTON, President Johnston Glass Co., Hartford City, Ind.

GLASS IMPORTS AND EXPORTS.

The following tables are interesting as showing the amount of American money which has gone to foreign countries during the past 25 years in exchange for glass and glassware and the amount of foreign money which has been expended for our products during a corresponding period. The tables presented do not include all of the foreign glass which reaches our shores, plates or disks, rough cut or unwrought, for optical instruments, which come in free of duty, being an exception, and for this class of goods alone there was imported during the fiscal year ending with June 30, 1912, $383,234 worth, our total expenditure for foreign glass during the 12 months ending with June 30 of this year having been $6,210,625, while the value of our exportations during a corresponding period was $3,494,153. The record of window-glass importations for 25 years is as follows:

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PARAGRAPH 99—-WINDOW GLASS. The following statement shows the amount in boxes and pounds, and the value of cylinder, crown, and common window glass, unpolished, imported during July, 1912, at the ports of entry designated:

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The following statement shows the amount in boxes and pounds and the value of cylinder, crown, and common window glass, unpolished, imported during August, 1912, at the ports of entry designated:

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In the above table it will be observed that Columbus is credited with taking 11 pounds, the value being $6, while Denver imported 57 pounds, at a reported cost of $231. That strikes us as being sort of funny, but it is the showing made in the Government's official record.

The following statement shows the amount of boxes and pounds and the value of cylinder, crown, and common window glass, unpolished, imported during September, 1912, at the ports of entry designated:

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PARAGRAPH 99%WINDOW GLASS.

The following statement shows the amount of boxes and pounds and the value of cylinder, crown, and common window glass, unpolished, imported during October, 1912, at the ports of entry designated:

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Jobbers' list: B single, at 90-20-8.91-.011 of cost of house, $800; A double, at 90-25–14.02-0165 of cost of house, $800.

Above glass figured from manufacturers' list: B single, at 90–174-6.89–.0086 of cost of house, $800; A double, at 90–227–10.86–.0125 of cost of house, $800.

Glass in residence of J. R. Johnston. 16 lights, 14 by 22 A. D. S.. $25. 54 8 lights, 24 by 32.

$46. 22 2 lights, 14 by 22. 3. 96 2 lights, 25 by 41.

16.00 1 light, 14 by 26. 2. 28 2 lights, 26 by 28

10. 40 4 lights, 14 by 30. 11. 65 8 lights, 26 by 32.

46. 22 6 lights, 16 by 26. 17. 47 4 lights, 26 by 30.

23. 11 2 lights, 20 by 20. 5. 50 1 light, 26 by 41

8. 00 4 lights, 20 by 27 15. 23 2 lights, 30 by 36.

16.00 2 lights, 20 by 41 12. 44 4 lights, 30 by 41.

41.00 2 lights, 21 by 22. 6. 60 6 lights, 30 by 32.

42. 00 2 lights, 22 by 22 6. 60 1 light, 31 by 61

17.00 2 lights, 22 by 24. 7. 08 1 light, 32 by 32

32.00 2 lights, 22 by 26. 7. 61 1 light, 44 by 66.

42. 90 2 lights, 22 by 28. 8. 25 1 light, 56 by 66.

77. 14 6 lights, 22 by 32.

30. 46 2 lights, 22 by 41

14.00
Total..

623. 12 6 lights, 24 by 30.

30. 46 Jobbers' list, at 90-25-46.73-.0058 of cost of house, $8,000.

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12 pots.

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12 pots.

10 pots.
20 pots...

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36 pots.

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Alexandria Window Glass 1 furnace.... 10 pots..... Alexandria, Ind. Dismantled.

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American Window Glass 1 tank. 54 blowers... Gas City, Ind.....

Do.
Co.
Anderson Glass Co..

4 furnaces.. 40 pots... Anderson, Ind
Bellefonte Glass Co.,
1 furnace. 8 pots..

Bellefonte, Pa.. Brickner Window Glass Co. 2 furnaces..

Sweetser, Ind.
Barnesville Glass Co.. .....do.....

18 pots..
Barnesville, Ohio.

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Bates Window Glass Co.

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Dunkirk, Ind.

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Baur Window Glass Co.. 1 tank. 24 blowers.. Eaton, Ind..

Idle.
Bradford Glass Co...

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.do.. Bradford, Pa..... Removed to Clarks-

burg. B. N. McCoy Glass Co..... 2 tanks...... 60 blowers... Kane, Pa...

American Window

Glass Co. machine. Big Four Window Glass Co. 2 furnaces... 12 pots...... Fairmont, W. Va.... Dismantled. Buckeye Window Glass Co. do.

.do.
Albany, Ind.

Do.
Chambers Glass Co..
3 tanks.. 162 blowers.. Arnold, Pa..

American Window

Glass Co. machine. Chambers & McKee Glass ...do.. 168 blowers.. Jeannette, Pa..

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Co.
Columbus Plate & Window 1 furnace.... 10 pots...... Lancaster. Ohio....... Machines.

Glass Co.
Crystal Window Glass Co.. ....do.

..do. Summitville, Ind.. Dismantled. Clyde Window Glass Co... 2 furnaces... 18 pots... Frankton, Ind.

Do. Columbia Window Glass 1 furnace..

Greenfield, Ind..

Do.
Co.
Cunningham Glass Co., 1/2 furnaces.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Idle for several years. D. 0. 11 tank.. 30 blowers... .....do

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Cunningham & Co. (Ltd.).. | 1 furnace....

12 pots...
.do.

Dismantled.
Dunkirk Window Glass Co. 4 furnaces...

24 pots..
Dunkirk, Ind.

Moved to Charleston,

W. Va. Ely Window Glass Co.... 1 furnace..

Gilman, Ind

Dismantled. Enterprise Window Glass 4 furnaces..

Dunkirk, Ind

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Co.
Elwood Window Glass Co.. 1 furnace... 12 pots..

Elwood, Ind.

Do.
Estep Glass Co..
2 furnaces.
Marion, Ind.

Do.
Frankton Window Glass 1 furnace.. ...do.... Frankton, Ind.

Do.
Co.
Globe Window Glass Co.... 1 tank... 30 blowers... Findlay, Ohio.. Idle-abandoned.
Gem Window Glass Co.... 2 furnaces.

12 pots......
Dunkirk, Ind.

Dismantled.
Getman Glass Works... 1 furnace..

10 pots...
Avenmore, Pa..

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Hartford City Glass Co..... 2 tanks.... 120 blowers Hartford City, Ind.. American Window

Glass Co. machines. The Hurrle Glass Co...... 2 furnaces.. 12 pots...

..do.

Now J. G. Co., idle. Ihmsen Glass Co..

Pittsburgh, Pa... Dismantled. Indiana Window Glass Co.. ..do..

Pendleton, Ind...

Do. Lawrence Glass Co..... 1 tank.. 45 blowers... New Castle, Pa........ American Window

Glass Co., idle McKee & Co., S. 3 furnaces..

Pittsburgh, Pa..... Dismantled.
McCully, Wm. P., & Co.... 1 tank.

30 blowers...
.do..

Do.
Maring, Hart & Co...
do.. 54 blowers... Muncie, Ind.

Do. Marion Window Glass Co... 1 furnace..

10 pots...

Marion, Ind.
Mahler Glass Co., J...

..do.
.do. Du Bois, Pa...

Do.
Monongahela Window Glass .do.

New Eagle P. O., Pa..

Do.
Co.
Mutual Glass Co.....

8 pots....

Ithaca, N. Y Over, C. H.. 1 tank. 51 blowers... Muncie, Ind.

Do.
Ohio Window Glass Co..

.do... 30 blowers...
Arcadia, Ind

Do.
Pendleton Window Glass 1 furnace...

8 pots.
Pendleton, Ind..

Do.
Works.

..do... Phillips Glass Co..... * 1 tank..

Do. 36 blowers.

Pittsburgh, Pa.... Quaker City Glass Co.... 1 furnace.

10 pots..

Quaker City, Ohio... Do.
R. C. Schmertz Glass Co...ki tank.

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Pittsburgh, Pa.
51 blowers

Glass Co. machines. Stewart-Estep Glass Co... 3 furnaces.

Marion, Ind..

Dismantled. Shenango Glass Co... 1 tank. 45 blowers... New Castle, Pa. American Window

Glass Co., idle. Standard Window Glass Co 1 furnace.

10 pots..
Redkey, Ind

Torn down.
T. Campbell Co....
2 furnaces.
Pittsburgh, Pa..

Do.
Thos. Wightman Glass Co.. i tank. 45 blowers.. .do...

Abandoned.
Union Glass Works..

1 furnace.
10 pots...
Anderson, Ind

Do,
United Glass Co....
1 tank. 57 blowers... Orestes, Ind..

Dismantled.
Victor Window Glass Co.

do.
24 blowers.. Anderson, Ind.

Do.
W. R. Jones & Co....
1 furnace.
Eaton, Ind.

Do.
Wells, S. R...

do.
do. Greenfield, Ind.

Do.
W.C. Depauw & Co.. 1 tank. 48 blowers... Alexandria, Ind..

Do.

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22 pots..
20 pots.

26 pots.

Do.

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10 pots....

26 pots.

16 pots.

10 pots.

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Abandoned

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Atco Glass Co..

1 furnace.
8 pots.

Atco, N.J.
Baker Bros. & Co.... 2 furnaces..

16 pots..

Baltimore, Md. Christiana Window Glass .do.

do....... Wilmington, Del...., Co. Cohansey Glass Manufac 1 tank. 54 blowers... Philadelphia, Pa.....

turing Co. Cumberland Glass Manu 2 furnaces... 16 pots .....

Bridgeton, N.J. facturing Co. Edw. R. Wood..

1 tank.

18 blowers. Millville, N.J. Franklin Window Glass Co. 2 furnaces..

16 pots..

Woodbury, N.J Bennett & Co..

do.

Spring City, Pa.

furnace. Glassboro Window Glass Co

tank
29 blowers.

|}Glassboro, N. J..
Henrietta Window Glass Co .do.. 18 blowers. St. Dennis, Md.
Hires & Co..
2 furnaces.. 16 pots...

Quinton, N.J. More-Jonas Glass Co.. 1 furnace.

8 pots.

Bridgeton, N.J. Norristown Glass Co.. 3 furnaces..

30 pots..

Norristown, Pa. Henry Seim & Co. 2 furnaces..

Baltimore, Md. Swindell Bros..

do.

.do Wm. King & Bro.. 3 furnaces.

..do United Glass Co.

1 tank

48 blowers... Cleveland, N. Y.

do. 8 pots.

American Window

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doned. Converted to other

use.
Abandoned.

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