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COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

OSCAR W. UNDERWOOD, Chairman. FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON.

T. T. ANSBERRY. WILLIAM G. BRANTLEY.

JOHN N. GARNER. DORSEY W. SHACKLEFORD.

A. 0. STANLEY. CLAUDE KITCHIN.

J. W. COLLIER, HENRY T, RAINEY.

SERENO E. PAYNE. LINCOLN DIXON.

JOHN DALZELL. CORDELL HULL.

SAMUEL W. MCCALL. W. S. HAMMOND,

EBENEZER J. HILL. ANDREW J. PETERS.

JAMES CARSON NEEDHAM. A. MITCHELL PALMER.

NICHOLAS LONGWORTH.

DANIEL C. ROPER, Clerk. 2

GIFT OF
JUDGE L. C. CRAMTON

MAY 18'42

PREFACE.

This handbook, published as an appendix to the proposed bill revising the tariff act of 1909, contains the complete statistical basis employed by the committee in its work of adjusting the duties of a

revision bill, and the comparison of the text of the proposed bill with that of the act of 1909, together with estimates of the probable Pimports and duties for a 12-month period under the operation of the proposed bill.

The material is grouped under the following general heads:

1. Comparison of the text of the proposed revision bill with that of the act of 1909.

2. Comparative statistical data arranged by tariff paragraphs for one year under the Wilson tariff, one year under the Dingley law,

and two years under the present law, together with estimates, prepared by departmental experts, of the probable imports and duties for the first 12-month period under the operation of the proposed new bill.

3. Comparative equivalent ad valorem duties on selected articles under the tariffs of the United States and certain specified foreign countries.

Abstract of the Treasury Decisions under the tariff act of 1909 up to and including December 31, 1912, arranged according to the paragraphs of the act of 1909.

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PART I.

SCHEDULE A.-CHEMICALS, OILS, AND PAINTS.

Text of H. R. 10 and of the law of 1909.

H. R. 10.

LAW OF 1909.

or

A BILL To reduce tariff duties and to provide AN ACT To provide revenue, equalize duties

revenue for the Government and for other and encourage the industries of the purposes.

United States, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Be it enacted by the Senate and Representatives of the United States of House of Representatives of the United America in Congress assembled, That on States of America in Congress asand after the day following the passage sembled, That on and after the day of this Act, except as otherwise specially following the passage of this Act, exprovided for in this Act, there shall be cept as otherwise specially provided levied, collected, and paid upon all arti- for in the second section of this Act, cles when imported from any foreign there shall be levied, collected, and country into the United States or into any paid upon all articles when imported of its possessions (except the Philippine from any foreign country into the Islands and the islands of Guam and United States or into any of its posTutuila) the rates of duty which are by sessions (except the Philippine Islands the schedules and paragraphs of the and the islands of Guam and Tutuila) dutiable list of this section prescribed, the rates of duty which are by the namely:

schedules and paragraphs of the dutiDutiable list.

able list of this section prescribed,

namely: 1. Acids: Boracic acid, three-fourths 1. Acids: Acetic pyroligneous of one cent per pound; citric acid, five acid, not exceeding the specific gravity cents per pound; formic acid, one and of one and forty-seven one-thouone-half cents per pound; gallic acid, sandths, three-fourths of one cent per four cents per pound ; lactic acid, one pound; exceeding the specific gravity and one-half cents per pound; oxalic of one and forty-seven one-thousandths, acid, two cents per pound; phosphoric two cents per round; acetic anhydrid, acid, two cents per pound; pyrogallic two and one-half cents per pound; acid, ten cents per pound; salicylic boracic acid, three cents per pound; acid, two and one-half cents per chromic acid, two cents per pound; pound; tannic acid and tannin, four citric acid, seven cents per pound; cents per pound; tartaric acid, four lactic acid, containing not over forty and one-half cents per pound; all other per centum by weight of actual lactic acids and acid anhydrides not specially acid, two cents per pound; containing provided for in this section, fifteen per over forty per centum by weight of centum ad valorem.

actual lactic acid, three cents per pound; oxalic acid, two cents per pound; salicylic acid, five cents per pound; sulphuric acid or oil of vitriol not specially provided for in this sertion, one-fourth of one cent per pound; tannic acid or tannin, thirty-five cents per pound; gallic acid, eight cents per pound; tarta ric acid, five cents per pound; all other acids not specially provided for in this section, twentyfive per centum ad valorem.

482. Acids: Arsenic or arsenious, benzoic, carbolic, fluoric, hydochloric

muriatic, nitric, phosphoric, phthalic, picric or nitropicric, prussie,

silicic, and valerianic. (Free of duty.) 2. Acetic anhydrid, two and one-half [See paragraph 1.) cents per pound.

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or

3. Acetone, one cent per pound

3. Alkalies, alkaloids, distilled oils, essential oils, expressed oils, rendered oils, and all combinations of the fore. going, and all chemical compounds, mixtures and salts, and all greases, not specially provided for in this section, twenty-five per centum ad valorem ; chemical compounds, mixtures and salts containing alcohol or in the preparation of which alcohol is used, and not specially provided for in this section, fifty-five cents per pound, but in no case shall any of the foregoing pay less than twenty-five per centum

ad valorem. 4. Albumen, blood, two cents per 257. Eggs, dried, fifteen cents per pound; egg albumen, three cents per pound; eggs, yolk of, twenty-five per pound.

centum ad valorem; albumen, egg or blood, three cents per pound; dried blood, when soluble, one and one-half

cents per pound. 5. Alkalies, alkaloids, and all chemi- [See paragraphs 3 and 65.] cal and medicinal compounds, preparations, mixtures and salts, and combinations thereof not specially provided for in this section, fifteen per centum ad valorem.

6. Alizarin, natural or synthetic, ten 487. Alizarin, natural or artificial, per centum ad valorem.

and dyes derived from alizarin or

from anthracin. (Free of duty.) 7. Alumina, hydrate of, or refined 4. Alumina, hydrate of, or refined bauxite; alum, alum cake, patent bauxite, containing not more than alum, sulphate of alumina, and alumi. sixty-four per centum of alumina. nous cake, and all other manufactured four-tenths of one cent per pound; compounds of alumina, not specially containing more than sixty-four per provided for in this section, fifteen per centum of alumina, six-tenths of one centum ad valorem.

cent per pound. Alum, alum cake, patent alum, sulphate of alumina, and aluminous cake. containing not more than fifteen per centum of alumina and more than three-tenths of one per centum of iron oxide. one-fourth of one cent per pound; alum, alum cake, patent alum, sulphate of alumina, and aluminous cake, containing more than fifteen per centum of alumina, or not more than three-tenths of one per centum of iron oxide, three-eighths of

one cent per pound. 8. Ammonia, carbonate of, and mu- 5. Ammonia, carbonate of, one and riate of, three-fourths of one cent per one-half cents per pound; muriate of, pound; phosphate of, one cent per or sal ammoniac, three-fourths of one pound; liquid anhydrous, two and one- cent per pound; liquid anhydrous, five half cents per pound; ammoniacal gas cents per pound. Hiquor, ten per centum ad valorem.

(And see paragraph 3.] 9. Argols or crude tartar or wine 6. Argols or crude tartar or wine lees crude or partly refined, contain- lees crude, five per centum ad vaing not more than ninety per centum lorem ; tartars and lees crystals, or of potassium bitartrate, five per centum partly refined argols, containing not ad valorem; containing more than more than ninety per centum of bitarninety per centum of potassium bitar- trate of potash, and tartrate of soda trate, cream of tartar, and Rochelle or potassa, or Rochelle salts, three salts or tartrate of soda and potassa, cents per pound; containing more than two and one-half cents per pound; ninety per centum of bitartrate of potcalcium tartrate crude, five per centum ash, four cents per pound; cream of 18 valorem.

tartar and patent tartar, five cents per pound.

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