A combination of influences tended to place the labor problem on a new footing after 1896. One of the most important of these forces was the American Federation of Labor which greatly increased its size and activities, especially about the opening of the new century, growing from 950,000 members in 1901 to 4,302,148 in April, 1920.
Monongahela 2,100 4 0 Wood Constellation 1,186 8 0 Wood Jamestown 1,150 0 0 Wood Portsmouth 1,125 12 0 Wood Saratoga 1,025 0 0 Wood St. Mary's. 1,025 0 0 Wood Franklin 5,170 4 1,050 Wood Wabash 4,650 0 950 Wood Vermont 4,150 0 0 Wood Independence 3,270 .6 0 Wood Richmond 2,700 .2 692 Wood
By Catamount Silver Mine..................... $5,000 By the picnics............................... 3,000 By the lecture............................... 600 By profit and loss on capital in Pinkerton's business...................... 1,350 $9,950 to which must be added What remained of my grandfather's donation..................................... 8,500 $18,450 It appears, on the other hand, that
Parcels of tobacco weighing less than 200 pounds in 1730, later increased to 350, and finally 950 pounds, were not to be exported, in such cases the inspectors issued transfer notes. When the purchaser of such tobacco had enough to fill a hogshead, the tobacco was prized and the transfer notes were exchanged for a tobacco note. The tobacco could then be exported.
Thus the combined gross earning power of both land and labor is less than $600 a year; while the brain work applied to the improvement of the soil on the same farm brings a net return of more than $950. Once in three years 50 pounds an acre of kainit was also applied. This would contain only 5 pounds of potassium, or less than would be required for one 7-bushel crop of corn.
In these figures no account is taken of the Hottentots and others employed in menial capacities, nor of the black prisoners, among whom, in 1772, a Swedish traveller saw 950 men, women, and children of the Bushman race, who had been captured about a hundred and fifty miles from Cape Town in a war brought about by encroachment on their lands.
See, also, the damaging comments thereon by Rives, Life of Madison, i. 63, 64. 4 Am. Arch. i. 928. 4 Ibid. i. 947. Ibid. 4 Am. Arch. i. 949, 950. Ibid. i. 953. Ibid. 858. Ibid. i. 963. Hildreth, iii. 52. 4 Am. Arch. i. 1032. 4 Am. Arch. i. 1022. Ibid. i. 1145. Ibid. i. 1254. Ibid. i. 1062. Ibid. i. 1139. Ibid. i. 1171. 4 Am. Arch. i. 1340. 4 Am. Arch. ii. 167, 168.
Total loss, 1,425 men, besides the colours of the New York regiment, one six-pounder, 815 carbines and bayonets, and 5,950 rounds of ball and buckshot. The total British force engaged was 1,000. Of these 800 were regulars and militia, and 200 Indians. Killed, 14, including one major-general and one aide. Wounded and missing, 96. Total American loss, 1,425. Total British loss, 110.
In the expedition were also 1,475 saddles, 950 saddle-cloths, and 450 bridles. For the Cuban soldiers there were taken 7,663 uniforms, 5,080 pairs of shoes, 1,275 blankets, 400 shirts, 450 hats and 250 hammocks.
"There are 121 colleges in the States; with a total of 950 instructors; 50,115 alumni; 9,028 ministers; and 11,565 students; and having 769,079 volumes in their libraries. "This country, then, possesses all the elements which are usually considered as contributing to civilization and to power.