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(Pub. Res., No.1.]

Documents of 60th

[No. 1.] Joint Resolution Repealing joint resolution to provide for the distribu

April 23, 1909 tion by Members of the Sixtieth Congress of documents, reports, and other publica- [H. J. Res. 38.) tions, approved March second, nineteen hundred and nine.

Resolved by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the Uniteil States of America in Congress assembled, That the joint resolution entitled Joint resolution to provide for the distribution by Members Distribution to reof the Sixtieth Congress of documents, reports, and other publica- prins. Members, retions,” approved March second, nineteen hundred and nine, be, and perildi35, p. 1168, rethe same is hereby, repealed.

Approved, April 23, 1909.

[No. 2.) Joint Resolution Making appropriations for the payment of certain April 23, 1909. expenses incident to the first session of the Sixty-first Congress.

(H.J. Res. 45.)

(Pub. Res., No. 2.) Resowed by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are one of Representa hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise tives. appropriated, for purposes as follows:


30, 1909.

For stationery for Members of the House of Representatives, Dele- Stationery. gates from Territories, and Resident Commissioners from Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands, at one hundred and twenty-five dollars each, forty-nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For the following employees from April first to June thirtieth, nine- Employees to June teen hundred and nine, inclusive: Forty-six pages including two riding Pages. 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; fourteen messengers in the post-office at one hun

Messengers in post

office. dred dollars per month each; and for three telephone operators at Telephone operaseventy-five dollars per month each; in all, fifteen thousand three tors. hundred and forty dollars. For services of one additional messenger in the post-office from

ger in post-office. March fourth to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, inclusive, at one hundred dollars per month, three hundred and ninety dollars. For folding speeches, one thousand dollars.

Folding speeches. Approved, April 23, 1909.

Additional messen

June 25, 1909.

(S. J. Res. 33.] (Pub. Res., No.3.)

Amounts for river

[No. 3.] Joint Resolution Relating to the provisions of section ten of the sundry civil Act of March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of section Unexpended balten of the Act entitled “An Act making appropriations for sundry civil namo expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, the catered ink nineteen hundred and ten, and for other purposes," approved March Vol.37

, p. 1027. fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, shall not be construed as applying Restriction. to the unexpended balance of any river and harbor appropriation, the use of which may be essential, in the judgment of the Secretary of War, for the further maintenance or prosecution of the work to which it pertains as heretofore authorized by Congress. Approved, June 25, 1909.


July 1, 1909. [H.J. Res. 59.) [Pub. Res., No. 4.]

[No. 4.] Joint Resolution Amending an Act concerning the recent fire in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Chelsea, Mass.
Time extended for

fire at.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the time within which treating sufferers from certain accident, emergency, and maternity cases may be received and Vol. 35, p. 251, treated in the Marine Hospital at Chelsea, Massachusetts, fixed by

the Act approved May twenty-third, nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby extended until October first, nineteen hundred and nine.

Approved July 1, 1909.

July 12, 1909. (H.Š. Res. 54.] [No. 5.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to loan cots, tents,

and appliances for the use of the forty-third national encampment of the Grand (Pub. Res., No.5.]

Army of the Republic at Salt Lake City, Utah.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Grand Army of the States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War Loan of tents, etc., is hereby authorized, at his discretion and under such restrictions as Salt Lake City, Utah. are usual in such cases, without expense to the Government of the

United States, to loan to the citizens' committee having charge of the arrangements for the forty-third national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, to be held in August, nineteen hundred and nine, at Salt Lake City, Utah, and to deliver to F. M. Sterrett, the executive director of said committee, for the use of said committee, such cots, tents, and appliances as may be required at said encampment; the same to be delivered to F. M. Sterrett, executive director aforesaid, at such time prior to the date of said encampment as may be agreed upon between the Secretary of War and said executive

director: Provided, That the said F. M. Sterrett, or his successor in Indemnity for loss.

office, shall indemnify the War Department for any loss to such cots, tents, and appliances as not necessarily incident to such use.

Approved, July 12, 1909.


August 5, 1909.

(S. J. Res. 16.) (Pub. Res., No. 6.]

[No. 6.) Joint Resolution Authorizing the printing of reports upon preliminary examinations and surveys, and so forth.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Rivers and harbons: States of America in Congress assembled, That at any time prior to inary examinations, the assembling of Congress in December, nineteen hundred and nine,

all reports of preliminary examinations and surveys heretofore authorized by Congress that may be prepared and ready for printing shall, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, be printed by the Public Printer as Documents of the Sixty-first Congress.

Approved, August 5, 1909.



Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

(S. J. Res. 40.)

Income tax.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each llouse concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, wbich, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, shall be valid to all intents and purposes as a part of the Constitution:

"ARTICLE XVI. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect mere posibile constitu taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportion- tion. ment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.'

Speuker of the house of Representatives.

Vice-President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

Clerk of the Ilouse of Representatives.

Secretary by HENRY H. GILFRY

Chief Clerk
Deposited in Department of State July 31, 1909.




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A. Abandoned Merchandise, from sunken vessels, in American waters,

may be brought in free of duty. rights of underwriters to, etc., not affected

by repeal provisions of tariff act.... underwriter recognized as consignee of,

imported.. Abandonment of Imported Perishable Articles, permitted if over 10 per cent of invoice

damaged.. not liable to duty.. Abortion, importation of drugs, etc., for causing

unlawful, prohibited.
entry forbidden; seizure, etc..
punishment for aiding, by officials..

procedure for seizure, etc. Abrasives,

duty on iron or steel grit, shot, and sand for. Abrasives, Artificial,

duty on crude. Absinthe,

duty on. Abstracts of Decisions of General Appraisers,

weekly publication of, directed.. Academies, etc., on free list, books, etc., for; limit.

philosophical apparatus, etc., for. Academies, Scientific and Literary,

on free list, publications issued by. Acetic Acid, duty on..

duty on, acetic.

not specially provided for.
oil of vitriol

on free list, amidosalicylic.

arsenic or arsenious..
iron or steel drums for shipping, returned

from abroad..

Page. Acids-Continued.

on free list, nitropicric..

phosphoric. 88


picric. 105


silicic. 91 sulphuric, for agricultural purposes; re

taliatory duty.

valerianic... 102 Aconite, 102 on free list.......


duty on, prepared as coffee substitute .. 86

on free list, raw, unground...... 86 Actual Market Price, 86

ad valorem duties to be assessed on, in 86

principal markets of country from

whence exported... 24 meaning of..

Actual Market Value of Imported Merchandise,

appraisers, etc., to ascertain, etc., in 66

country whence imported... ascertainment of, when goods not sold in 40

open market, etc...

determination of... 101 cost at place of production to be ascer

tained by appraising officer if un74

able to obtain market value..... 78 Ad Valorem Duties,

to be assessed on actual market value or 73

wholesale price in principal markets

of country from whence exported... 12 Additions to Entries, 12 permitted by consignee, etc.

Administration of Customs Laws, 12 deficiency appropriation for securing in12

formation, etc., relating to maximum 12

and minimum rates in.. 12 employees authorized to secure informa12

tion for...... 12 Affidavits, 12 acceptance of, in lieu of invoices; condi12

tions. 12 Agar-Agar, 12 duty on. 12 Agate, 14 duty on articles of, not specially provided 12

for... 14 on free list, unmanufactured. 12 Agent, 12 declaration to be made by, with invoice of 12

goods actually purchased. 74 not actually purchased. 71 punishment for false... 71 Agreements under Tariff of 1897, Reciprocal 71

Commercial, 71 notice of termination of, to be given foreign 71

countries. Agricultural Associations, 72 exempt from corporation tax. 74 Agricultural Drills, 71 duty on; admitted free from country not 71

imposing duty.







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