Tariff Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives , Sixtieth Congress, 1908-1909: Schedule D, Wood and Manufactures of

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Página 3198 - Act, two dollars per thousand feet board measure ; but when lumber of any sort is planed or finished, in addition to the rates herein provided, there shall be levied and paid for each side so planed or finished fifty cents per thousand feet board measure...
Página 3208 - ... other woods not specially provided for in this section, in the rough, or not further advanced than cut into lengths suitable for sticks for umbrellas, parasols, sunshades, whips, fishing rods, or walking canes.
Página 3102 - Representatives concurring), That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be and are hereby requested to use all honorable means to...
Página 3123 - ... grooved, one dollar and fifty cents per thousand feet board measure; and in estimating board measure under this schedule no deduction shall be made on board measure on account of planing, -tonguing and grooving...
Página 3206 - That the thin wood, so called, comprising the sides, tops and bottoms of orange and lemon boxes of the growth and manufacture of the United States, exported as orange and lemon box...
Página 2935 - Are you figuring the gross profit or the net profit now ? Mr. CLARK. Both ways. It finally comes to the same thing. Mr. HINES. No; you have to add to that, for a period of fifteen years, interest at the rate of 6 per cent. That would make about 200 per cent. Then you have to add your taxes. When you get all through you will not have such a tremendous profit. Mr. CLARK. It is only in the last three or four years that the people of Minnesota and Wisconsin and Michigan and the Montanas woke up to the...
Página 3012 - ... legitimate returns on his money. It has been this policy that has brought order out of chaos and prosperity out of adversity, peace and plenty to the hearthstone of the hovel as well as the fireside of the palace. Indeed, it has been this policy that has made " two blades of grass grow where only one grew before...
Página 3209 - Treasury. 173. Chair cane or reeds wrought or manufactured from rattans or reeds, 10 per centum ad valorem; osier or willow, including chip of and split willow, prepared for basket makers
Página 2845 - If the present rate of forest destruction is allowed to continue, with nothing to offset it, a timber famine In the future is inevitable. Fire, wasteful and destructive forms of lumbering, and the legitimate use, taken together, are destroying our forest resources far more rapidly than they are being replaced. It is difficult to imagine what such a timber famine would mean to our resources. And the period of recovery from the injuries which a timber famine would entail would be measured by the slow...
Página 2844 - ... farm. Irrigated agriculture will suffer most of all, for the destruction of the forests means the loss of the waters as surely as night follows day. With the rise in the cost of producing food, the cost of food itself will rise. Commerce in general will necessarily be affected by the difficulties of the primary industries upon which it depends. In a word, when the forests fail, the daily life of the average citizen will inevitably feel the pinch on every side. And the forests have already begun...

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