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1st Session.

No. 144.

REDUCTION OF DUTIES ON WOOL AND MANUFACTURES

OF WOOL.

August 12, 1911.---Ordered to be printed.

Mr. UNDERWOOD, from the committee of conference, submitted the

following

CONFERENCE REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 11019.)

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 11019) to reduce the duties on wool and manufactures of wool, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the matter inserted by said amendment insert the following:

That the Act approved August fifth, nineteen hundred and nine, entitled An Act to provide revenue, equalize duties, and encourage the industries of the United States, and for other purposes," is hereby amended by striking out all of Schedule K thereof, being paragraphs three hundred and sixty to three hundred and ninety-five, inclusive, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"SCHEDULE K. WOOL AND MANUFACTURES THEREOF.

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"360. On wool of the sheep, hair of the camel, goat, al paca, and other like animals, and on all wools and hair on the skin of such animals, the duty shall be twenty-nine per centum ad valorem.

361. On all noils, top waste, card waste, slubbing waste, roving waste, ring waste, yarn waste, bur waste, thread waste, garnetted waste, shoddies, mungo, flocks, wool extract

, carbonized wool, carbonized noils, and on all other wastes and on woolen rags composed wholly of wool or of which wool is the component material of chief value, and not specially provided for in this section, the duty shall be twenty-nine per centum ad valorem.

362. On combed wool or tops and roving or roping, made wholly of wool or camel's hair, or of which wool or camel's hair is the component material of chief value, and all wools and hair which have been advanced in any manner or by any process of manufacture beyond the washed or scoured condition, not specially provided for in this section, the duty shall be thirty-two per centum ad valorem.

363. On yarns made wholly of wool or of which wool is the component material of chief value, the duty shall be thirty-five per centum ad valorem.

364. On cloths, knit fabrics, flannels not for underwear, composed wholly of wool or of which wool is the component material of chief value, women's and children's dress goods, coat linings, Italian cloths, bunting, and goods of similar description and character, clothing, ready-made

, and articles of wearing apparel of every description, including shavis

. whether knitted or woven, and knitted articles of every description male up or manufactured wholly or in part, felts not woven, and not specially provided for in this section, webbings, gorings, suspenders, braces, bandings, beltings, bindings, braids, galloons, edgings, insertings, flouncings, fringes, gimps, cords, cords and tassels, ribbons, ornaments, laces, trimmings, and articles made wholly or in part of lace, embroideries and all articles embroidered by hand or machinery, head nets, nettings, buttons or barrel buttons or buttons of other forms for tassels or ornaments, and manufactures of wool ornamented with beads or spangles of whaterer material composed, on any of the foregoing and on all manufactures of every description made by any process of wool or of which wool is the component material of chief value, whether containing india rubber or not, not specially provided for in this section, the duty shall be forty-nine per centum ad valorem.

365. On all blankets, and flannels for underwear, composed vholly of wool, or of which wool is the component material of chief value, the duty shall be thirty-eight per centum ad valorem.

** 366. On Aubusson, Axminster, moquette, and chenille carpets, figured or plain, and all carpets or carpeting of like character or description; on Saxony, Wilton, and Tournay velvet carpets, figured of plain, and all carpets or carpeting of like character or description; and on carpets of every description, woven whole for rooms, and Oriental, Berlin, Aubusson, Axminster, and similar rugs, the duty shall be fity per centum ad valorem.

367. On Brussels carpets, figured or plain, and all carpets or carpeting of like character or description, and on velvet and ta pestry relret carpets, figured or plain, printed on the warp or otherwise, and all carpets or carpeting of like character or description, the duty shall be forty per centum ad valorem.

368. On tapestry Brussels carpets, figured or plain, and all carpets or carpeting of like character or description, printed on the warp or otherwise; on treble ingrain, three-ply, and ad-chain Venetian carpets: on wool Dutch and two-ply ingrain carpets; on druggets and bockings, printed, colored, or otherwise; and on carpets and carpeting of wool or of which wool is the component material of chief value, not specially provided for in this section, the duty shall be thirty per centum ad valorem.

369. Mats, rugs for floors, screens, covers, hassocks, bedsides, art squares, and other portions of carpets or carpeting made wholly of und or of which wool is the component material of chief value, and not specially provided for in this section, shall be subjected to the rate of duty herein

370. On all manufactures of hair of the camel, goat, alpaca, or other like animal, or of which any of the hair mentioned in paragraph three hundred and sixty form the component material of Chief value, not specially provided for in this section, the duty shall be forty-nine per centum ad valorem.

371. Whenever in this Act the word wool" is used in connection with a manufactured article of which it is a component material, it shall be held to include wool or hair of the sheep, camel, goat, al paca, or other like animals, whether manufactured by the woolen, worsted, felt, or any other process.

Sec. 2. That on and after the day when this Act shall go into effect all goods, wares, and merchandise previously imported and hereinbefore enumerated, described, and provided for, for which no entry has been made, and all such goods, wares, and merchandise previously entered without payment of duty and under bond for warehousing, transportation, or any other purpose, for which no permit of delivery to the importer or his agent has been issued, shall be subjected to no other duty upon the entry or withdrawal thereof than the duty which would be imposed if such goods, wares, or merchandise were imported on or after that date.

Sec. 3. That all Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. This Act shall take effect and be in force on and after the first day of October, nineteen hundred and eleven. And the Senate agree to the same.

0. W. UNDERWOOD,
C. B. RANDELL,
FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON,

Managers on the part of the House.
ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE,
J. W. BAILEY,
F. M. SIMMONS,

Managers on the part of the Senate.

STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE.

The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill H. R. 11019, to reduce the duties on wool and manufactures of wool, submit the following written statement in explanation of the action agreed upon and recommended in the accompanying report:

The agreement reached by the conference committee is in the form of a substitute for the House bill and the amendment of the Senate, and is set forth in extenso in the accompanying conference report.

In brief, the salient points of agreement recommended as to the differences between the two Houses on the rates of duty on wool and manufactures thereof are as follows:

The rate of duty recommended on raw wool is 29 per cent ad valorem, instead of 20 per cent ad valorem as proposed in the llouse bill and the varying rates, ranging from 10 to 35 per cent ad valorem, on the three classifications of wool proposed by the Senate.

The rate on wool wastes and rags agreed upon is 29 per cent ai valorem, instead of 20 per cent ad valorem as proposed in the House bill and the rates of 25 or 30 per cent ad valorem as proposed in the Senate amendment.

The duty on combed wool or tops agreed upon is 32 per cent ad valorem, instead of 25 per cent ad valorem as proposed in the House bill and 40 per cent ad valorem as proposed by the Senate.

The duty agreed upon for yarns is 35 per cent ad valorem, instead of 30 per cent ad valorem as proposed by the House bill and 45 per cent ad valorem as proposed in the Senate amendment.

The rate of duty on blankets and flannels for underwear is fixed at 38 per cent ad valorem, instead of 30 per cent ad valorem in the House bill for blankets and the cheaper flannels.

The duty agreed upon for cloths, ready-made clothing, knit fabrics, flannels not for underwear, women's dress goods, webbingş, çorin, etc., and articles not specially provided for, is 49 per cent ad valorem, instead of the varying rates in the llouse bill, ranging from 35 to 50 per cent ad valorem, and 55 per cent ad valorem as proposed by the Senate.

Three classifications were agreed upon for carpets, ranging in duty from 30 to 50 per cent ad valorem instead of the varying classitications in the House bill carrying duties from 25 to 50 per cent ad valorem, and 35 per cent ad valorem as proposed by the Senate amendment.

The date when the act shall take effect is made October 1, 1911, instead of January 1, 1912.

0. W. UNDERWOOD,
C. B. RANDELL,
FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON,

Managers on the part of the House.

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62D CONGRESS | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

, 1st Session.

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FREE LIST.

August 14, 1911.-Ordered to be printed.

Mr. UNDERWOOD, from the committee of conference, submitted the

following

CONFERENCE REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 4413.]

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The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 4413) to place on the free list agricultural implements, cotton bagging, cotton ties, leather, boots and shoes, fence wire, meats, cereals, flour, bread, timber, lumber, sewing machines, salt, and other articles, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recom: mend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, and agree to the same.

On the amendments of the Senate numbered 5 and 7 and the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate numbered 8 the committee of conference have been unable to agree.

0. W. UNDERWOOD,
C. B. RANDELL,
FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON,

Managers on the part of the House.
ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE,
J. W. BAILEY,
F. M. SIMMONS,

Managers on the part of the Senate.
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