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House of Representatives.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Francis W. Cushman.

Pay to widow.

Speaker
Automobile for.

Herbert D. Brown,
Services.

Clerks to Commit.

on

Folding room.

In House Office Building.

etc.

To pay the widow of Francis W. Cushman, late a Representative in Congress from the State of Washington, seven thousand five hundred dollars.

For purchase of an automobile, including driving, maintenance, and care of the same, for use of the Speaker, six thousand dollars.

To pay Herbert D. Brown for services rendered in connection with inquiry respecting rates of premium for surety bonds of officers and employees of the United States, four hundred dollars.

To continue during the first session of the Sixty-first Congress the in navy Department, employment of the clerk of the Committee on Expenditures in the and commerce and Navy Department and the clerk of the Committee on Expenditures

in the Department of Commerce and Labor who served in such capacity during the second session of the Sixtieth Congress; in all, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For equipment of folding room in House Office Building, to continue available during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and ten,

four thousand five hundred and fifty dollars. Removal of books, For removal of books and material from the annex folding room,

numbered seventy L street northeast, and from the Capitol to the House Office Building, to continue available during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and ten, three thousand three hundred dollars, or

so much thereof as may be necessary. Employees during For the following employees for the month of July, nineteen hunJuly, etc.

dred and nine, and until the adjournment of the present session of Congress: Forty-six pages, including two riding pages, four telephone pages, press gallery page, and ten pages for duty at the entrances to

the hall of the House, at two dollars and fifty cents per day each; Post-Office messen- fourteen messengers in the Post-Office, at the rate of one hundred

opera- dollars per month each; and for three telephone operators at the

rate of seventy-five dollars per month each; in all, six thousand four

hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Folding speeches.

For folding speeches, to continue available during the fiscal year

nineteen hundred and ten, two thousand dollars. Official reporters To reimburse the official reporters of debates and the stenographers

to committees for moneys actually expended for clerical assistance, and for extra clerical services on account of the first session of the Sixty-first Congress, five hundred dollars each, and to John J. Cameron two hundred and forty dollars; in all, five thousand two hundred and forty dollars.

Pages.

gers.

Telephone tors.

and stenographers to committees

Expenses.

Judgment, States court.

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JUDGMENT UNITED STATES COURT.

J. Henry Harper.

For the payment of a judgment rendered by the United States circuit court for the southern district of New York, under mandate of the United States circuit court of appeals for the second circuit, against Edward B. Jordan, collector of internal revenue, first district, New York, and in favor of J. Henry Harper, trustee under deed of trust executed by Mary S. Hoe, thirty-three thousand five hundred and eight dollars and sixty-one cents, as per certificate of settlement numbered sixty-seven hundred and fourteen of the Auditor for the Treasury Department, dated March thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine.

JUDGMENTS, COURT OF CLAIMS.

Judgments, Court of Claims.

J. M. Ceballos and Company

For the payment of the judgments rendered by the Court of Claims, reported to "Congress at 'its present session in Senate Documents Numbered One hundred and thirty-seven and one hundred and forty-three, namely: For payment

of the judgment entered up by the Court of Claims June tenth, nineteen hundred and nine, on mandate of the Supreme Court of the United States in cause numbered twenty-three thousand six hundred and eighty-nine, in favor of J. M. Ceballos and Company, two hundred and five thousand six hundred and fourteen dollars and thirty-seven cents, being allowance under contract for transporting prisoners of war from the Philippine Islands to Spain under treaty of Paris;

To pay the judgment of the Court of Claims in the case of the Atlantic Court Line Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company against the United States, numbered twenty-four thousand nine hundred and fourteen, in said court, twenty thousand eight hundred and seven dollars and eightyfour cents;

To pay the judgment of the Court of Claims in the case of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company against the United States, numbered twenty-nine thousand nine hundred and eight, in said court, two hundred and ninety-two dollars and forty-five cents; in all, two hundred and twenty-six thousand seven hundred and fourteen dollars and sixty-six cents: Provided, That none of the judg- Promiso ments herein provided for shall be paid until the right of appeal shall have expired.

Railroad Company.

Appeal.

Spanish Treaty Claims Commission.

Awards
Vol. 31, p. 879.

AWARDS, SPANISH TREATY CLAINIS COMMISSION. To pay certain awards made by the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission under the provisions of the Act of March second, nineteen hundred and one, certified to Congress in Senate Document Numbered One hundred and forty-four at the present session in favor of the following, namely: Jose Antonio Mesa, two thousand five hundred dollars; Enriqueta S. de Barros, guardian of Louis Santa Maria, Alice Santa Maria, and Henry Santa Maria, surviving children of William Santa Maria, six thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven dollars; Adolfo Santa Maria, ten thousand six hundred and ninety-one dollars; in all, twenty thousand one hundred and sixty-eight dollars.

Government Printing Office.

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE. The Public Printer is authorized to construct a steel bridge across Bridge across alley. Jackson alley connecting the Government Printing Office buildings, at a total cost not to exceed one thousand dollars. To pay Samuel Robinson and William Madden, as messengers on

Madden, night duty during the first session of the present Congress for extra Joseph De Fontes. services, four hundred dollars each, and Joseph De Fontes, two hundred dollars; in all, one thousand dollars.

Samuel
William

Robinson,

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

Library of Congress.

For balance of salary of the Register of Copyrights, as provided righe by section forty-eight of the Act entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copyright," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ten, five hundred dollars.

Register of

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ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION.

Alaska - Yukon - Pacitic Exposition.

Electric equipment.

For additional wiring, repairs to wiring, electric current, lamps and renewals of lamps, fiscal year nineteen hundred and ten, twentyfour thousand dollars.

Isthmian Canal.

THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.

Contracts

author

National Waterways Commission.

ized.

The President is hereby authorized to cause to be entered into izeduier completion such contract or contracts, not to exceed the amount of the bond

issue authorized in the Act entitled “An Act to provide revenue, equalize duties, and encourage the industries of the United States, and for other purposes," enacted during the first session of the Sixty-first Congress, and Acts supplementary thereto, as may be deemed necessary for the proper excavation, construction, and completion of such canal and harbors, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law.

NATIONAL WATERWAYS COMMISSION: Any officer or employee of Payment of govern. the Government heretofore or hereafter employed by the National services to, Sauthor! Waterways Commission not to exceed three persons at any one time

may receive compensation for such employment from the money

appropriated for said commission, notwithstanding the provisions of Bis, secs. 1763-176), Revised Statutes, sections seventeen hundred and sixty-three, seven

teen hundred and sixty-four, and seventeen hundred and sixty-five, and the Act approved July thirty-first, eighteen hundred and ninetyfour, entitled "An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for other

purposes," and any other law whatsoever relating to such employexpenses of persons inent and compensation; and, in addition to the traveling and other

expenses of members of the commission and their employees, the actual necessary expenses of persons detailed by any department or bureau of the Government while accompanying said commission on any inspection trip in the United States or elsewhere may be paid from the money appropriated for said commission.

Approved, August 5, 1909,

p. 314.

Vol. 28, p. 205.

August 5, 1909.

(H. R. 9135.) [Public, No. 7.]

CHAP. 8.-An Act To raise revenue for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes.

1909.

after 60 days.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Philippine Tariff of States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after sixty days Duties on imports, following the passage of this Act, except as otherwise specifically

provided in this Act, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, upon all articles, goods, wares, or merchandise of every kind and class entering the jurisdiction of the Philippine Islands, from any place or places, including the United States and its possessions, and in any manner whatsoever, either with intent to unlade therein, or which, after such entering, are consumed therein, or become incorporated into the general mass of property within said islands, the rates of import duty which are by this Act specifically provided.

SEC. 2. That the following rules shall be observed in the construction and enforcement of the various provisions of this Act:

Construction of provisions.

General rules.

GENERAL RULES.

Textiles.

TREATMENT OF TEXTILES.

Thread count.

RULE 1. NUMBER OF THREADS AND ASCERTAINMENT THEREOF.-By the number of threads in a textile shall, unless otherwise stipulated, be meant the total number of all threads contained in the warp and weft thereof in a square of six millimeters. Warp is the total number of threads which lie longitudinally in a textile, whether they form the foundation thereof or have been added thereto. Weft shall be considered the total number of threads which cross the warp, whether from selvage to selvage or not. To determine the number of threads in a textile, and the proportion thereof subject to the highest rate of duty, a "thread counter" shall be used.

Should a textile be more closely woven in some parts than in others, the number of threads in the most closely woven part and in the most loosely woven part of the body of the textile shall be ascertained, and the average number of threads resulting shall serve as the basis for levying duty.

Threads shall be counted on the finished side of the textile, if the nature thereof permits; otherwise, on the reverse side. If necessary, to ascertain the number of threads, the nap shall be removed or a sufficient part of the textile unraveled.

Should this be impossible without damaging a made-up article, the Made-up articles. textile shall be subject to the highest rate of duty applicable, in the group to which it belongs, and if the textile be mixed, it shall be dutiable at the rate applicable to the most highly taxed component material in the exterior of the article.

RULE 2. SURTAXES: (a) How COMPUTED.—The surtaxes appli- computation. cable on account of broché, metal threads, embroidery, trimming, or making-up shall be computed on the primary duties leviable on the textile, including therewith the increase of such duties in case, and on account, of admixture. (b) ON GOODS DUTIABLE AD VALOREM.–Articles of any character,

Ad valorem articles. dutiable at an ad valorem rate, shall not be subject to any of the surtaxes provided herein, unless the application of such surtaxes to said ad valorem rate is specifically provided for in this Act. RULE 3. ADMIXTURES OF TWO MATERIALS.—Textiles composed of

Mixed textiles. two materials shall be dutiable as follows:

(a) Cotton textiles containing threads of other vegetable fibers, Cotton, etc. and in which the total number of such threads, counted in the warp and weft, does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class V, with a surtax of fifteen per centum. .

When the number of threads of other vegetable fibers exceeds onefifth of the total, the textile shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraph of Class VI.

Cotton textiles containing threads of wool, hair, or wastes of these materials, and in which the total number of such threads, counted in the warp and weft, does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class V, with a surtax of thirty-five per centum.

When the number of threads of wool, hair, or their wastes exceeds one-fifth of the total, the textile shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraph of Class VII.

Cotton textiles containing threads of silk, and in which the total number of such threads, counted in the warp and weft, does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class V, with a surtax of seventy per centum.

When the number of threads of silk exceeds one-fifth of the total, the textile shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraph of Class VIII.

The provisions of this rule shall not apply to pile fabrics, knitted or netted stuffs, tulles, laces, or blondes (Rule Six), or to ribbons, galloons, braids, tape, or trimmings (Rule Seven).

(b) Textiles of vegetable fibers (except cotton), containing threads of wool, hair, or their wastes, and in which the number of such

Two materials.

Other vegetable fibers,

Wool, etc.

More than two materials.

threads, counted in the warp and weft, does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class VI, with a surtax of forty per centum.

When the number of threads of wool, hair, or their wastes, exceeds one-fifth of the total, the textile shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraph of Class VII.

Textiles of vegetable fibers (except cotton), containing threads of silk, and in which the number of such threads, counted in the warp and weft, does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class VI, with a surtax of sixty per centum.

When the number of silk threads exceeds one-fifth of the total, the textile shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class VIII.

The provisions of this rule shall not apply to pile fabrics, knitted or netted stuffs, tulles, laces, or blondes (Řule Six), or to ribbons, galloons, braids, tape, or trimmings (Rule Seven).

(c) Textiles of wool, or hair, containing threads of silk, and in which the number of such threads exceeds one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class VIII.

RULE 4. ADMIXTURES OF MORE THAN TWO MATERIALS.—Textiles composed of more than two materials shall be dutiable as follows:

(a) Textiles of an admixture of wool and cotton, or of wool and other vegetable fibers, containing threads of silk, but in which the number of silk threads, counted in the warp and weft, does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class VII.

When the number of silk threads exceeds one-fifth of the total, the textile shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraph of Class VIII.

(b) Textiles of an admixture of cotton and other vegetable fibers, together with threads of silk, but in which the number of silk threads, counted in the warp and weft, does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class VI, and in addition, shall be liable to a surtax of seventy per centum for the threads of silk.

When the number of silk threads exceeds one-fifth of the total, the textile shall be duitable under the corresponding paragraph of Class VIII.

(c) Textiles of an admixture of wool, cotton, and other vegetable fibers, containing no silk threads, and in which the number of threads of wool, counted in the warp and weft, does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraphs of Class VI, and in addition, shall be liable to a surtax of forty per centum for the threads of wool.

When the number of threads of wool exceeds one-fifth of the total, the textile shall be dutiable under the corresponding paragraph of Class VII.

RULE 5. SILK TEXTILES.-All textiles containing silk threads, the number of which, counted in the warp and weft, exceeds one-fifth of the total number of threads composing the textile, shall be deemed textiles of silk.

EXCEPTIONS.

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RULE 6. PILE FABRICS, AND KNITTED AND NETTED STUFFS.Plushes, velvets, velveteens, all pile fabrics, all kinds of knitted or netted stuffs, tulles, laces and blondes, containing an admixture of

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