Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 7 June 1888 p5 - Pres of Marble & Granite Manufacturer's Assn; their bill to protect vs default fails with state governor

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 - AJfGUY WITH TAB GOVERNOR. MoHOment...
AJfGUY WITH TAB GOVERNOR. MoHOment Nannracturcrs Think Han Lot of Sentiment, He The most unhappy and dissatisfied set of men In the city are the marble granite manufacturers. If their word Is to be accepted they are losers to no inconsiderable amount, In view of the fact that the law forbids their removing stones or Ornaments from the different cemeteries after having once placed them, and this, too, regardless of whether they have boen paid for them or not After the election last Fall the Kaole reported the proceedings ef a meeting of the Marble and Granite Manufacturers' Association at which it was unanimously resolved to attempt legislative action in their behalf on the line mentioned. To that end the influence of Assemblyman Bonnington and ex - Dlstrict Attorney Downing, of Queens Ceunty, was obtained to present their case to the Governor. On May 29, when House bills came up before the Governor, the Initial hearing of the day was the Granite and Harble Manufacturers' bill, and Assemblyman Bonnington was there in pejrson to defend the same and look after its success. It was not successful, and therein lies the unhappinoss of the gentlemen in whose behalf It was framed, and this nnhapplness is not without a certain amount of resentment. A number of the members ot the association were present, among whom were Mr. James Sharkey, the president of the organization. Among the many things Governor Hill is reported to have Bald In reference to the bill was that he did not approve of the measure on the ground that Us passage would not bo in accord with popular sentiment, and that he did not think monument manufacturers were called upon to prepare stones or placethem incemeiery grounds without some security for their pay. In speaking of the matter to an Eaolk reporter Mr. James Sharkey, the president of the association, said: - - Sentiment Is a good thing and the Governor Is full of it; but he is a poor business man."

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 07 Jun 1888, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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  • — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 7 June 1888 p5 - Pres of Marble & Granite Manufacturer's Assn; their bill to protect vs default fails with state governor

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