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FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION.
CHAP. 1.-An Act to carry into effect a convention between Dec. 17, 1903. the United States and the Republic of Cuba, signed on the eleventh [H. R. 1921.] day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and two.
[Public, No. 1.] 33 Stats. L.,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 3. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the President of the United States duties on imshall receive satisfactory evidence that the Republic of ports from. Cuba has made provision to give full effect to the articles of the convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, signed on the eleventh day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and two, he is hereby authorized to issue his proclamation declaring that he has received such evidence, and thereupon on the tenth day after exchange of ratifications of such convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, and so long as the said convention shall remain in force, all articles of merchandise being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba, which are now imported into the United States free of duty, shall continue to be so admitted free of duty, and all other articles of merchandise being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba imported into the United States shall be admitted at a reduction of twenty per centum of the rates of duty thereon, as provided by the tariff Act of the United States, approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, or as may be provided by any tariff law of the United States subsequently enacted. The rates of duty herein granted by the United Duration. States to the Republic of Cuba are and shall continue during the term of said convention preferential in respect to all like imports from other countries: Provided, That Provisos. while said convention is in force no sugar imported from the Republic of Cuba, and being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba, shall be admitted into the United States at a reduction of duty greater than twenty per centum of the rates of duty thereon, as provided by the tariff Act of the United States, approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and no sugar the product of any other foreign country shall be admitted by treaty or convention into the United
Limitation of sugar duties.
States while this convention is in force at a lower rate of duty than that provided by the tariff Act of the United States approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred Declaration and ninety-seven: And provided further, That nothing as to origin of customs legis herein contained shall be held or construed as an admission on the part of the House of Representatives that customs duties can be changed otherwise than by an Act of Congress, originating in said House.
No additional customs fees
SEC. 2. That so long as said convention shall remain in on Imports force, the laws and regulations adopted, or that may be adopted by the United States to protect the revenues and prevent fraud in the declarations and proofs, that the articles of merchandise to which said convention may apply are the product or manufacture of the Republic of Cuba, shall not impose any additional charge or fees therefor on the articles imported, excepting the consular fees established, or which may be established, by the United States for issuing shipping documents, which fees shall not be higher than those charged on the shipments of similar mechandise from any other nation whatEqual treat-soever; that articles of the Republic of Cuba shall receive, ports by both on their importation into the ports of the United States, countries. treatment equal to that which similar articles of the United States shall receive on their importation into the No discrimi- ports of the Republic of Cuba; that any tax or charge nation on place that may be imposed by the national or local authorities of the United States upon the articles of merchandise of the Republic of Cuba, embraced in the provisions of said convention, subsequent to importation and prior to their entering into consumption into the United States, shall be imposed and collected without discrimination upon like articles whencesoever imported.
Feb. 18, 1904.
[H. R. 10954.] [Public, No. 22.]
33 Stats. L., pt. 1, p. 15.
Mar. 12, 1904.
CHAP. 160.-An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and for prior years, and for other purposes.
(Naval station at Guantanamo, Cuba. See p. 48.) (Expenses taking testimony in Cuba in regard to claims pending before Spanish Treaty Claims Commission. See p. 75.)
CHAP. 543.—An Act Making appropriations for the diplomatic [H. R. 11287.] and consular service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, [Public, No. nineteen hundred and five.
33 Stats. L., Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representapt. 1, p. 67. tives of the United States of America in Congress assemDiplomatic bled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriations. severally appropriated, in full compensation for the diplomatic and consular service for the fiscal year ending
June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary Envoys extraat twelve thousand dol- ministers plen
ordinary and ipotentiary.
Second secretary of legation to Cuba, one thousand five hundred dollars;
For salaries of consuls-general at the following places,
namely: dollars *
* at five thousand
For salaries of consuls at the following places, namely:
pt. 1, p. 144.
entry of aliens.
Mar. 22, 1904. CHAP. 749.-An Act To extend the exemption from head tax [H. R. 11443.] to citizens of Newfoundland entering the United States. [Public, No. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa33 Stats. L., tives of the United States of America in Congress assemImmigration. bled, That section one, chapter ten hundred and twelve, Head tax on of the Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Fifty-seventh Congress, second session), is hereby amended by inserting in line four, after the word "Canada," the word "Newfoundland," so as to read as follows: Exceptions. That there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty Newfoundland of two dollars for each and every passenger not a citizen of the United States, or of the Dominion of Canada, Newfoundland, the Republic of Cuba, or of the Republic of Mexico, who shall come by steam, sail, or other vessel from any foreign port or any port within the United States, or by any railway or any other mode of transportation from foreign contiguous territory to the United States. The said duty shall be paid to the collector of customs of the port or customs district to which said alien passenger shall come, or, if there be no collector at such port or district, then to the collector nearest thereto, by the master, agent, owner, or consignee of every such vessel or transportation line. The money thus collected shall be paid into the United States Treasury and shall constitute To be per a permanent appropriation to be called the immigrant manent appro- fund,' to be used under the direction of the Secretary of immigrant the Treasury to defray the expense of regulating the immi
gration of aliens into the United States under this Act, including the cost of reports of decisions of the Federal courts, and digests thereof, for the use of the Commissioner-General of Immigration, and the salaries and expenses of all officers, clerks, and employees appointed for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Act. The Lien on ves-duty imposed by this section shall be a lien upon the vessels which shall bring such aliens to ports of the United States, and shall be a debt in favor of the United States
sels for tax.