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Tariff hearings were begun on November 10, 1908, pursuant to the following notice:

The Committee on Ways and Means will hold hearings on tariff revision, at Washington, D. C., commencing on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 10, 1908, on Schedule A-Chemicals, oils, and paints. Thursday, November 12, 1908, on Schedule H-Spirits, wines, and other beverages.

Friday, November 13, 1908, on Schedule F-Tobacco, and manufactures of. Monday, November 16, 1908, on Schedule E-Sugar, molasses, and manufactures of.

Wednesday, November 18, 1908, on Schedule G—Agricultural products and provisions.

Friday, November 20, 1908, on Schedule D-Wood, and manufactures of. Saturday, November, 21, 1908, on Schedule M-Pulp, papers, and books. Monday, November 23, 1908, on Schedule B-Earths, earthenware, and glassware.

Wednesday, November 25, 1908, on Schedule C-Metals, and manufactures of.

Saturday, November 28, 1908, on Schedule N-Sundries.

Monday, November 30, 1908, on Schedule J-Flax, hemp, and jute, and manufactures of.

Tuesday, December 1, 1908, on Schedule I-Cotton manufactures, and on Schedule L-Silks and silk goods.

Wednesday, December 2, 1908, on Schedule K-Wool, and manufactures of. Friday, December 4, 1908, on Sections 3-34, and miscellaneous matters. Hearings on articles now on free list will be held on the above dates in connection with the above subjects to which they most nearly relate.

The hearings will be held in the rooms of the committee, third floor, House of Representatives Office Building.

Sessions will begin at 9.30 a. m. and 2 p. m., unless otherwise ordered.

Persons desiring to be heard should apply to the clerk of the committee previous to the day set for the hearing, to be assigned a place on the programme for that day. A person making such application should state:

1. His name.

2. His permanent address.

3. His temporary address in Washington.

4. Whom he represents.

5. Concerning what paragraphs he desires to be heard.

6. Briefly, what position he expects to advocate.

7. How much time he wishes to occupy.

He should also inclose a copy of his brief and of any documents he desires filed with the committee.

All brie and other papers filed with the committee should have indorsed on them the name and address of the person submitting them, and the numbers of the paragraphs of the present law (act of July 24, 1897) to which they relate. WILLIAM K. PAYNE,

Clerk, Committee on Ways and Means.

The committee subsequently extended the time for hearings to

December 24, 1908.

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