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Mr. Carnegie"s testimony before the United States Commission on Industrial Relations

Andrew Carnegie

Mr. Carnegie"s testimony before the United States Commission on Industrial Relations

February 5th, 1915 ...

by Andrew Carnegie

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Published in [New York? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Working class -- Pennsylvania,
  • Industries -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Commission on Industrial Relations.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31, [1] p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23087954M
    OCLC/WorldCa25123651

    It is not too much to call the measure the foundation of a revolution in our commercial life. It was not a popular thing to do, for the slow progress of the war, the awful cost in life and money, had raised a strong party against Lincoln. Particularly did the iron mills, the woollen factories, the railroads, the produce merchants, feel this sudden cessation of trade. A few newspapers of free-trade principles tried to make an issue of it, but without success. After a fierce fight this Congress elected a Republican speaker, and this speaker put a young man destined to play a large part in National finances at the head of the Ways and Means Committee—John Sherman of Ohio. Lincoln and his cabinet when they found in the spring of that they were in for a war of more than 90 days, at once called an extra session of Congress to provide the means for carrying it on.

    He 4wanted his Vermont marble protected. Kansas and Minnesota were particularly disturbed, since they were laying track as rapidly as possible. Carnegie, right, with James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce in Although actively involved in running his many businesses, Carnegie had become a regular contributor to numerous magazines, most notably The Nineteenth Centuryunder the editorship of James Knowlesand the influential North American Review, led by editor Lloyd Bryce. He aided in the organization of various leagues and commissions to this end, and when Secretary of State Elihu Root returned from his tour of South America Mr. It was too much for me.

    Carnegie was interested, and after seeing a model he became convinced of its advantages. They toured Scotland by coach, and enjoyed several receptions en route. His brother Thomas had become interested in iron works, and Andrew, after consulting with him, organized the Cyclops mill for the production of structural iron to be used in railway bridges. Several Pinkertons were clubbed into unconsciousness. The great leaders of the party, Mr. The funds raised by taxation were a bagatelle beside the enormous loans which had to be made, the legal tender which had to be issued.


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Under his leadership, the AFL became the largest and most influential labor federation in the world. Carnegie devoted the remainder of his life to large-scale philanthropy, with special emphasis on local librariesworld peace, education, and scientific research.

Carnegie later joked that he was "the first casualty of the war" when he gained a scar on his cheek from freeing a trapped telegraph wire. Reporters were issued special badges which gave them safe passage through the town, but the badges were withdrawn if it was felt misleading or false information made it into the news.

Let us cast aside business forever, except for others. Much of the pressure, Mr. Certain cases of the first kind became familiar at the time from the fact that they touched everybody, and were explained clearly and in detail in Mr. If a member took to questions he considered immaterial in the debate he hauled him back sharply to his muttons, and it was a rash man indeed who offended a second time.

It was a singular achievement. InCarnegie took his family, including his year-old mother, on a trip to the United Kingdom. Soon after this Mr. Two of his fellow workmen, named Piper and Schiffler, had attracted his attention by their work on bridges.

One of his two great innovations was in the cheap and efficient mass production of steel by adopting and adapting the Bessemer processwhich allowed the high carbon content of pig iron to be burnt away in a controlled and rapid way during steel production. Carnegie's first job in was as a bobbin boychanging spools of thread in a cotton mill 12 hours a day, 6 days a week in a Pittsburgh cotton factory.

An expression of opinion then was unavoidable, and he gave it;—certainly it was moderate enough. He was a hard worker and would memorize all of the locations of Pittsburgh's businesses and the faces of important men.

From forward, public attention was turned from the shrewd business acumen which had enabled Carnegie to accumulate such a fortune, to the public-spirited way in which he devoted himself to utilizing it on philanthropic projects.

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