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FIFTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION.

January 17, 1900.

Mr. Davis made the following report:

The Committee on Foreign Relations, to whom was referred the treaty between the United States and Peru, for the

extradition of criminals, fugitives from justice, signed at Lima, November 28, 1899, beg leave to report the same to the Senate with the recommendation that it be advised and consented to with the following amendment:

Article II, section 6, after the word “larceny," insert the words Provided, That the value of the property, or the amount of money, 80 embezzled or stolen is not less than $200 or 420 soles.

March 16, 1900.

(Senate Report No. 225.)

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, presented the following documents relating to the reciprocity convention with France: Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a conven

tion, signed at Washington July 24, 1899, between the United States and France, under authority of An act to provide revenue for the Government and to encourage the industries of the United States," approved July 24, 1897.

To the Senate:

I transmit herewith, with a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to its ratification, a convention sigued at Washington, on July 24, 1899, by the respective plenipotentiaries of the United States and France, under the authority conferred by section 4 of the act of Congress entitled “ An act to provide revenue for the Govern. ment and to encourage the industries of the United States," approved July 24, 1897.

WILLIAM MOKINLEY. EXECUTIVE MANSION,

Washington, December 6, 1899.

The PRESIDENT:

The undersigued, Secretary of State, has the honor to lay before the President, with a view to its transmission to the Senate to receive the advice and consent of that body to its ratification, a convention, signed at Washington on July 24, 1899, by the respective plenipotentiaries of the United States and France, under the authority conferred by section 4 of the act of Congress entitled “ An act to provide revenue for the Government and to encourage the industries of the United States," approved July 24, 1897. Respectfully submitted.

JOHN HAY. DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, December 5, 1899.

1 The United States of America and the French Republic ani2 mated by a desire to facilitate and increase the commercial inter3 course between the two countries, have agreed to conclude a recip4 rocal Convention for that purpose, and have appointed their 5 respective Plenipotentiaries therefor, namely: 6 The President of the United States of America, Honorable 7 John A. Kasson, Special Commissioner Plenipotentiary, etc. and 8 The President of the French Republic, His Excellency Jules 9 Cambon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Com. 10 mander of the Legion of Honor, etc. etc. who, after having com11 municated to each other their respective full powers in good and 12 due form, have agreed upon the following articles:

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14 It is agreed on the part of France that all articles of merchan15 dise being the product of the soil or industry of the United States 16 of America exported to France or Algeria (whether shipped 17 directly to a French or Algerian Port or arriving by way of an 18 intermediate port) shall be admitted into France and Algeria 19 upon payment only of the minimum rates of duty imposed on the 20 like articles of any other origin; and no port or other charges of 21 any kind shall be imposed upon such merchandise prior to enter22 ing into consumption unless they are such as are equally applied 23 to importations from all foreign countries; and no prohibition or 24 restriction of the importation of any of the products of the United 2.7 States shall be made except such as shall equally apply to the 26 like products in the like condition arriving from any other country. 27 The right to provide sanitary measures against the introduction of 28 pests or of infectious or contagious diseases is reserved. 29 The following articles of merchandise are excepted from the 30 provisions of this Article respecting the minimum rates of duty, 31 namely:

French Tariff No. 32 1. Horses.

33 37. Butter. 34 89ter. Lucerne and clover seed. 35 164. Fodder. 36 205. Cast iron. 37 476. Skins and hides prepared. 38 478 to 482. Boots and shoes, and parts of same. 39 488. Belts and cords and other leather articles manufactured for 40 machinery. 41 524. Dynamos. 42 525. Machine-tools. 43 536, Dynamo conductors, and parts. 44 536bis. Arc lamps known as regulators, 45 91, Sugar. 46 163. Chicory roots, green or dried. 47 34. Eggs. 48 36. Cheese. 4938. Honey. 50 347. Porcelain. 51 462. Cardboard, rough in sheets,

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ARTICLE II. 53 Reciprocally, it is agreed on the part of the United States that 54 the articles of merchandise the product of the soil or industry of 55 France or Algeria designated and described in the following 56 Schedule (whether shipped directly to a United States port or 57 arriving by way of an intermediate port) shall be admitted into 58 the United States on payment only of the reduced duties as 59 declared and set forth in said Schedule; and no port or other 60 charges of any kind shall be imposed upon such merchandise prior

to its entering into consumption except such as are equally applied 62 to importations from all foreign countries; and no prohibition or 63 restriction of the importation of any of the products of France or 64 Algeria shall be made except such as shall equally apply to the 65 like products in the like condition arriving from any other country. 66 The right to provide sanitary measures against the introduction of 67 pests or of infectious or contagious diseases is reserved

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69 Of articles the product of the soil or industry of France and 70 Algeria on which reduction of duties is conceded by the United 71 States together with percentage of concession upon the present 72 duties thereon:

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Per cent. Silk goods ....

384 to 391 inclusive ... 5 Cotton goods: Hosiery and knit goods .

317, 318, 319...

20 Suspenders, passementerio

320

5 Cotton fabrics mixed with silk

311.

5 Plush and velvet......

315.

5 Ready-made clothing.

314.

5 Laces

339

5 Articles of flax and hemp: Woven fabrics....

346.

10 Laces, embroidery, trimmings.

339.

10 Linen goods, ready-mado ..

338, 345.

10 Leather and skins: Gloves, excepting those known as schmaschen

440 to 445, inclusive... 10 Articles of Paris (fancy goods): Imitation jewelry..

193, 408.

10 Jewelry.....

434.

5 Buttons..

414. Brushes...

410.

10 Dice, chessmen, eto..

10 Toys and playthings.

418.

20 Fans.......

427.

10 Articles of amber, bone, ivory, mother-of-pearl, shell, meerschaum. 448, 449, 450, 459.

15 Buckles....

412.

10 Articles of food:

Prepared or preserved vegetables, pease, etc., including mushrooms........

241.

10 Fruits preserved in sugar or spirits

263

10 Chicory, roasted or ground .....

280

5 Macaroni, vermicelli and all similar preparations

229.

10 Nuts.....

272.

20 Prunes...

264.

10 Olive oil.

15 Chemicals: Colors and varnishes...

44 to 59 inclusive

10 Coal-tar dyes or colors

15.

20 Glycerine......

24.

10 Glue....

10 Potash..

62 to 66 inclusive

10 Soda..

73 to 80 inclusive

10 Medicinal preparations

67, 68.

10 Perfumery prepared with or without alcohol

10 Soaps including perfumed soaps..

72.

10 Ultramarine blue

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