Congressional Edition Volume 6495

Congressional Edition Volume 6495

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...majority of your honorable committee that these imported biscuits should pay some duty, then we respectfully suggest that the rate of duty be fixed at not exceeding 10 per cent ad valorem. Iwill read you some figures giving an idea how the business has gone down. In 1908, which was the last full year in which the Dingley tariff law operated, the importation of these biscuits was $207,846.06; in 1912 the importations were $112,771.58, a decrease of 46 per cent. Mr. Hull. Has it been a gradual decrease? Mr. O'bryan. Yes, sir. In 1909 it was $214,915.01; in 1910, $146,007.26; in 1911, $132,805.19, and in 1912, $112,771.58. That shows a steady decrease. Mr. Harrison. You know that in the last bill which passed Congress, and which was vetoed by the President, biscuits, bread, and PARAGRAPH 244--BISCUITS, BREAD, ETC. wafers, not sweetened, were not included, but I understand you contend that the word "sweetened" is not a fair distinction between what are classed as luxuries and necessaries. Mr. O'bbyan. That is our contention; yes, sir. The Huntley & Palmers biscuits are recommended by physicians for children, for invalids, and for dyspeptics. A great many of their varieties are classed as high-class pure-food products. Now that you have raised the question as to luxuries it might be well for me to say that some years ago the collector of the port at New York assessed these sweetened varieties of Huntley & Palmers's biscuits at the then existing confectionery rate of duty. We appealed the case to the general appraisers of the port of New York. Judge Waite, the general appraiser at that time, decided that these were biscuits and not confections. The case was then appealed by the collector of customs of the port of New York to the more

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