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Port charges.

Features of the year's construction

Tonnage and construction for 1894 compared with 1893, with statistical sum-
maries, by geographical distribution, power and material, and trade................

Progress during the past decade.

Increase in size of vessels..

Proposed department of commerce.

Proposed marine board...

Advantages of both secured by proposed concentration of bureaus

APPENDIXES.

Table of number of crews and men shipped on steam and sail vessels
in foreign and domestic trade, by ports....

2. Nationality of seamen...

Foreign element in British merchant marine..

Foreign element in German merchant marine.

Table of nativity of seamen shipped, by ports.

3. Available seamen, classed by nationality, in American ports.

4. Discharges of seamen, expenses of commissioners..

Table showing discharges of crews in foreign and coasting trade,
total shipments and discharges, total expenses of shipping com-
missioners, and per capita cost of services by ports

5. Manning of vessels...

Manning of British vessels..

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seamen

Curaçoa: Shipments for American vessels.

Valparaiso: Wages paid on British steamships, nationality of sea-
men, desertions...

Hong Kong: Wages paid on American steamships

Gross and net tonnage

French subsidy report on net tonnage, and French law.

British, German, and Danube measurement rules.

Gross and net tonnage and percentage of deduction of various nations.
Gross and net tonnage and dimensions of type vessels .

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E. Tonnage-tax collections for the fiscal year.
Text of present law.
Exempted ports..

Annual tonnage taxes since 1884

Collections for 1893-'94 by flag, steam, or sail, and 6-cent or 3-cent rates
Collections for 1893-'94 by ports...

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F. State taxes on shipping.

Laws of the States arranged in order of customs districts from Maine
down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, up the Pacific and through
the Great Lakes, with occasional observations by collectors of
customs and local assessment boards on operations of the laws.
G. Port charges in American ports by State law or local ordinance, including
pilotage, quarantine, whariage, towage, harbor-masters' fees,
etc., arranged by States as above....

H. Foreign taxation of shipping....

Synoptical table of taxes on shipping as property, port charges, object
of tax, and flag discriminations under laws of Great Britain, Ger-
many, France, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Sweden, Denmark,
China, Japan, Dominion of Canada....

I. American shipping entered during the last fiscal year at 45 principal sea-

ports of the world

K. Ocean mail compensation, subsidies, admiralty subventions, and foreign

Genesis of British mail payments (extract from article on subsidies
by Hon. A. T. Hadley)

Statistics of British merchant marine

Germany..

Postal subsidies.

Statistics of German merchant marine.

Domestic construction and foreign purchase.

Navigation bounties...

Construction with and without bounties..

Extracts from French parliamentary report (M. Siegfried) on opera-

tions of bounty law of 1881.

Navigation and bounties paid.

Statistics of French merchant marine

Conclusions

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