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APPENDIX A.

TEXT OF H. R. 12812, WITH STATISTICAL AND OTHER COM

PARATIVE DATA.

A BILL To reduce the duties on manufactures of cotton.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twelve, the articles hereinafter enumerated, described, and provided for shall, when imported from any foreign country into the United States or into any of its possessions (except the Philippine Islands and the islands of Guam and Tutuila), be subject to the payment of duties at the rates hereinafter provided; that is to say:

1. On cotton thread and carded yarn, combed yarn, warps or warp yarn, whether on beams or in bundles, skeins, or cops, or in any other form, except spool thread of cotton, crochet, darning, and embroidery cottons, hereinafter provided for, on all numbers up to and including number fifty, ten per centum ad valorem; on all numbers above number fifty and up to and including number one hundred, fifteen per centum ad valorem; on all numbers above number one hundred, twenty per centum ad valorem. On cotton card laps, roping, sliver, or roving, ten per centum ad valorem. On cotton waste and flocks, manufactured or otherwise advanced in value, five per centum ad valorem.

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2. On spool thread of cotton, crochet, darning, and embroidery cottons, on spools, reels, or balls, or in skeins, cones, or tubes, or in any other form, fifteen per centurn ad valorem.

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3. On cotton cloth, not bleached, dved, colored, stained, painted, printed, or mercerized, containing yarn the highest number of which shall not exceed number fifty, fifteen per centum ad valorem; containing yarn the highest number of which shall exceed number fifty and shall not exceed number one hundred, twenty per centum ad valorem; containing yarn the highest number of which shall exceed number one hundred, twenty-five per centum ad valorem. On cotton cloth, when bleached, dyed, colored, stained, painted, printed, or mercerized, containing yarn the highest number of which shall not exceed number fifty, twenty per centum ad valorem; containing yarn the highest number of which shall exceed number fifty and shall not exceed number one hundred, twenty-five per centum ad valorem; containing yarn the highest number of which shall exceed number one hundred, thirty per centum ad valorem.

(For comparative statistics,kee paragraph 35.) 4. The term cotton cloth, or cloth, wherever used in the paragraphs of this act, unless otherwise specially provided for, shall be held to include all woven fabrics of cotton, in the piece or cut in lengths, whether figured, fancy, or plain, and shall not include any article, finished or unfinished, made from cotton cloth. In the ascertainment of the value, upon which the duties imposed upon cotton cloth are made to depend, the entire fabric and all parts thereof shall be included.

5. On cloth composed of cotton or other vegetable fiber and silk, whether known as silk-striped sleeve linings, silk stripes, or otherwise, of which cotton or other vegetable fiber is the component material of chief value, and on tracing cloth, thirty per centum ad valorem; on cotton cloth filled or coated, all oilcloths (except silk oilcloths and oilcloths for floors), and cotton window Hollands, twenty-five per vegetable fiber, whether composed in part of india rubber or otherwise, twenty-five per centum ad valorem.

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6. On all handkerchiefs or mufflers composed of cotton, whether in the piece or otherwise and whether finished or unfinished, thirty per centum ad valorem.

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7. On clothing, ready-made, and articles of wearing apparel of every description, composed of cotton or other vegetable fiber, or of which cotton or other vegetable fiber is the component material of chief value, made up or manufactured, wholly or in part, by the tailor, seamstress, or manufacturer, and not otherwise specially provided' for in this act, thirty per centum ad valorem; on shirt collars and cuffs, of which cotton is the component material of chief value, twenty-five per centum ad valorem.

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8. On plushes, velvets, velveteens, corduroys, and all pile fabrics, cut or uncut, whether or not the pile covers the entire surface, any of the foregoing composed of cotton or other vegetable fiber, except flax, and on manufactures or articles in any form, including such as are commonly known as bias dress facings or skirt bindings, made or cut from plushes, velvets, velveteens, corduroys, or other pile fabrics composed of cotton or other vegetable fiber, thirty per centum ad valorem.

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9. On curtains, table covers, and all articles manufactured of cotton chenille, or of which cotton chenille is the component material of chief value, tapestries, and other Jacquard figured upholstery goods, composed wholly or in chief value of cotton or other vegetable fiber, on any of the foregoing, in the piece or otherwise, thirty-five per centum ad valorem.

Item.

Present act- Proposed act

Results for Estimated re year ending sults for a 12 June 30, 1910. month period.

Imports.
Duties.

$235, 138.00
$117. 569.00

$146,900.00 $156, 400.00

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