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sum of said $1,000,000 has been collected and repaid into the Treasury of the United States, as herein provided," and insert in lieu thereof the following:

“The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized, by his agents and representatives by him selected and appointed, to collect, receive, and control the said gross receipts until the full sum of said $1,000,000 has been collected and repaid into the Treasury of the United States as herein provided, and shall have access to and control of all books of accounts and contracts of said company; and said Secretary of the Treasury shall in such case first pay out of the moneys so collected such operating expenses as in his judgment and discretion are necessary and appropriate. Respectfully,

L. M. Shaw.
WM. H. Taft.

CHARLES J. BONAPARTE.
Hon. WILLIAM WARNER,
Chairman Committee on Industrial Expositions,

United States Senate.

DATA AS TO EXPOSITIONS. For the information of the House the following data, published in Hearings before the Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions, under date of February 19, 1906, is herewith submitted.

Synopsis of general legislation relative to the various expositions held in the United States,

beginning with the Centennial celebration at Philadelphia in 1876. CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1876, PHILADELPHIA, PA. Appropriated for Centennial buildings ..

$1,500,000 (To be returned provided any surplus remained in the treasury of the

Centennial board of finance after the payment of its debts.) Act of

February 16, 1876 (19 Stats., 4).
Appropriated for Government exhibits (to be expended by a board com-
posed of the heads of the several Executive Departments):
Act of March 3, 1875 (18 Stats., 400).

$505,000 Act of May 1, 1876 (19 Stats., 45).

73, 500

578, 500 For engraving and printing stock certificates, act of March 3, 1875 (18 Stats., 375)

30, 750 For admission of foreign goods, act of April 17, 1876 (19 Stats., 34)

40,000

2, 149, 250

OBSERVANCE OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE SURRENDER OF LORD CORN

WALLIS AT YORKTOWN, VA.

Appropriated for expenses of joint committee of the House and Senate in

arranging for the celebration, act of June 7, 1880 (21 Stats., 163).. $20,000.00 Appropriated for expenses of entertaining visitors from France, act of February 18, 1881 (21 Stats., 518)...

20,000.00 Additional appropriation for expenses in connection with the celebration, acc of August 5, 1882 (22 Stats., 257).

32, 328. 92 Appropriation for erection of monument at Yorktown, act of June 7, 1880, (21 Stats., 163)....

100,000.00

172, 328. 92 WORLD'S INDUSTRIAL AND COTTON CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, NEW ORLEANS, LA. Appropriated as a loan to be repaid in full, act of May 21, 1884 (23 Stats., 28)..

$1,000,000 Appropriated for Government exhibits (to be expended by a board com

posed of the heads of the several Executive Departments), sundry civil act of July 7, 1884 (23 Stats., 207)...

300,000 Appropriated for final payment of all indebtedness, premiums, and awards, sundry civil act of March 3, 1885 (23 Stats., 512).

350,000

1,650,000

POPULATION.

Four hundred and fifty thousand people live within two hours ride of the grounds. Within twelve hours ride there are 21,000,000 people, and within twenty-four hours ride there are half the population of the country.

TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES.

Steam (representing 21,000 miles of railroad track).- Norfolk and Western Rail

. road, Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line, Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, Norfolk and Southern, New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad, and Tidewater Railroad.

Water. - Daily line of steamships to New York, 5 steamers sailing to Boston every week, 3 steamers to Providence, R. I., every week, 3 steamers to Philadelphia every week, 2 daily lines to Baltimore. 2 daily lines to Washington.

This does not include river and inland navigation. Easy access to the grounds is assured by ferries, three electric lines, and steam lines.

[Letter of the Jamestown Tercentennial Commission.)

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, December 14, 1906. MY DEAR SIR: In response to the verbal request to the Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions of the House, made to the Secretary of War for a report by the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition Company, of $1,000,000, the Commission beg leave to submit the following:

The bill is practically identical in phraseology with the law which authorized the loan of $4,600,000 to the Louisiana Exposition Company.

Whether the proposed loan ought to be made is a question to be determined by the legislative department, and the best this Commission can do is to report the facts necessary to enable the Congress to reach a wise conclusion.

Unfortunately there is very little information on which to base an accurate estimate. Assuming that the claim of the board of governors relative to previous expositions is correct, the following facts appear:

The Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha continued six months and had an aggregate attendance, in round numbers, of 1,800,000.

The l'an-American Exposition at Buffalo continued five months and had an agte gate attendance, in round numbers, of 5,300,000.

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition continued five months and had an aggregate attendance, in round numbers, of 12,800,000.

If the Tercentennial Exposition can be managed relatively as economically as the one at St. Louis and has a paid attendance of 3,000,000, it will be able to pay the proposed loan. What the attendance will be no one can foretell. The exposition is to continue seven months. There are many new and interesting features. There is to be a great naval display and a great military display. It is a seashore resort. The population that can reach the exposition in twelve hours is probably as large as that contiguous to any previous exposition, while one-half of the population of the United States can reach it in twenty-four hours. While the railroad facilities are not as extensive as at most of the other expositions named, yet seven trunk lines enter Norfolk. In addition to this, there are regularly established steamship lines to Norfolk from Providence, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond. Several other lines of coastwise steamers touch at Norfolk, and, in addition, there are tive trans-Atlantic lines, though of irregular sailings.

The board of governors report association and church meetings with an aggregate attendance of a little over 1,000,000 actually pledged. This is exclusive of military and semimilitary organizations from the several States and different colleges.

If the exposition should be a failure, the Government would doubtless suffer some loss; but in view of the important interests involved and the Government expenditures already made, the Commission considers the risk one that can reasonably be assumed.

If the bill should pass, the Commission recommends the following amendments: Line 2, page 4, omit the words and in the same manner.” Lines 8 and 9, page 4, omit the words “forty per centum of said gross receipts." Strike out from line 14 to line 19, on page X, inclusive, the words "the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to supervise the collection and take possession of all said gross receipts and continue such supervision and collection until the full sum of said $1,000,000 has been collected and repaid into the Treasury of the United States, as herein provided,” and insert in lieu thereof the following:

“The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized, by his agents and representatives by him selected and appointed, to collect, receive, and control the said gross receipts until the full sum of said $1,000,000 has been collected and repaid into the Treasury of the United States as herein provided, and shall have access to and control of all books of accounts and contracts of said company; and said Secretary of the Treasury shall in such case first pay out of the moneys so collected such operating expenses as in his judgment and discretion are necessary and appropriate. Respectfully,

L. M. Shaw.
WM, H. TAFT.

CHARLES J. BONAPARTE.
Hon. WILLIAM WARNER,
Chairman Committee on Industrial Expositions,

United States Senate.

DATA AS TO EXPOSITIONS. For the information of the House the following data, published in “Hearings before the Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions, under date of February 19, 1906, is herewith submitted.

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Synopsis of general legislation relative to the various expositions held in the United States,

beginning with the Centennial celebration at Philadelphia in 1876. CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1876, PHILADELPHIA, PA. Appropriated for Centennial buildings

$1,500,000 (To be returned provided any surplus remained in the treasury of the

Centennial board of finance after the payment of its debts.) Act of

February 16, 1876 (19 Stats., 4).
Appropriated for Government exhibits (to be expended by a board com-
posed of the heads of the several Executive Departments):
Act of March 3, 1875 (18 Stats., 400).

$505,000
Act of May 1, 1876 (19 Stats., 45)..

73, 500

578,500 For engraving and printing stock certificates, act of March 3, 1875 (18 Stats., 375)

30, 750 For admission of foreign goods, act of April 17, 1876 (19 Stats., 34)

40,000

2, 149, 250

OBSERVANCE OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE SURRENDER OF LORD CORN

WALLIS AT YORKTOWN, VA.

Appropriated for expenses of joint committee of the House and Senate in

arranging for the celebration, act of June 7, 1880 (21 Stats., 163)...... $20,000.00 Appropriated for expenses of entertaining visitors from France, act of February 18, 1881 (21 Stats., 518)....

20,000.00 Additional appropriation for expenses in connection with the celebration, acc of August 5, 1882 (22 Stats., 257)..

32, 328.92 Appropriation for erection of monument at Yorktown, act of June 7, 1880, (21 Stats., 163).

100,000.00

172, 328. 92

WORLD'S INDUSTRIAL AND COTTON CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, NEW ORLEANS, LA.

Appropriated as a loan to be repaid in full, act of May 21, 1884 (23 Stats., 28)..

$1,000,000 Appropriated for Government exhibits (to be expended by a board com

posed of the heads of the several Executive Departments), sundry civil act of July 7, 1884 (23 Stats., 207).....

300,000 ppropriated for final payment of all indebtedness, premiums, and awards, sundry civil act of March 3, 1885 (23 Stats., 512)..

350,000

1,650,000

CINCINNATI INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION.

Appropriated for Government exhibits, sundry civil act of July 7, 1884

(23 Stats., 207).

$10,000

SOUTHERN EXPOSITION, LOUISVILLE, KY.
Appropriated for Government exhibits, sundry civil act of July 7, 1884

(23 Stats., 207).

$10,000

$400 000

1, 109,000

2,500,000

50,000

536, 375

WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO, ILL.
Appropriated for Government buildings:
Public act of April 25, 1890 (26 State., 65)

$100,000
Act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stats., 965)

300,000
Appropriated for Government exhibits (to be expended by a board of con-
trol and management):
Act of April 25, 1890 (26 Stats., 65).

$200,000
Act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stats., 965).

350,000
Act of August 5, 1892 (27 Stats., 362)

408, 250
Act of March 3, 1893 (27 Stats., 586)..

150, 750
Appropriated for coinage of Columbian half dollars (which were used in
paying for labor done, materials furnished, and services performed in
prosecuting the work of preparing the exposition for opening), act of

August 5, 1892 (27 Stats., 389).
Appropriated to reimburse the Treasury for loss of recoinage of silver in

Columbian half dollars, act of August 5, 1892 (27 Stats., 389)..
Appropriated for expenses of World's Columbian Commission:
Act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stats., 965)...

$95, 000
Act of August 5, 1892 (27 Stats., 362)

230,000
Act of March 3, 1893 (27 Stats., 586).

211, 375
Loaned to World's Columbian Commission and board of lady managers, to

pay committees, judges, and examiners (to be refunded by World's

Columbian Exposition), act of March 3, 1893 (27 Stats., 586).
Appropriated for international naval rendezvous and review and reproduc-

tion of Columbus's fleet, act of July 19, 1892 (27 Stats., 250)...
Appropriated for branch post-office and clerical services and transporta-

tion of mail to fair grounds, act of July 13, 1892 (27 Stats., 148)
Act of August 5, 1892 (27 Stats., 389):
Appropriated for 50,000 bronze medals..

$60,000
Appropriated for 50,000 vellum impressions for diplomas... 43,000
Appropriated for admission of foreign goods:
Act of April 25, 1890 (26 Stats., 64).

20,000
Act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stats., 965)...

20,000
Appropriated for Indian exhibit, act of March 3, 1893 (27 Stats., 634)...
Appropriated for naval exhibit, act of March 3, 1893 (27 Stats., 586)..
Appropriated for transporting steamer Blake to Chicago and exhibit her

with methods of deep-sea sounding, act of August 5, 1892 (27 Stats., 356).
Appropriated for World's Congress Auxiliary, act of March 3, 1891 (26

Stats., 966).
Appropriated for acknowledgment to foreign countries for participation

in exposition, act of August 18, 1894 (28 Stats., 387)
Appropriated for synopsis of department reports of exposition, act of

August 18, 1894 (28 Stats., 387)..

570, 880

50,00

63,000

103,000

40,000
25,000
10,000

6, 400

2,500

2,500

3,00

5,072, 255
OHIO CENTENNIAL AND NORTHWEST TERRITORY EXPOSITION, TOLEDO, OHIO.
Appropiated for Government buildings, act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stats.,
1348)...

$500,000
(Government's conditions not complied with and exposition was not
held.)

PÅN-AMERICAN EX POSITION, BUFFALO, N. Y.

$200,000

Appropriated for Government buildings, act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stats.,

1023).. Appropriated for general expenses of the exposition, act of March 3, 1899

(30 Stats., 1023)... Appropriated for payment of claims against the Pan-American Exposition

Company, act of July 1, 1902 (32 Stats., 555).

300,000

500,000

1,000,000 SOUTH CAROLINA INTERSTATE AND WEST INDIAN EXPOSITION, CHARLESTON, S. C. Appropriated to reimburse the exposition company for all expenses incurred on account of Government exhibit, act of January 21, 1902 (32 Stats., 735).

$90,000 Appropriated for the payment of all legal claims against the said exposition company, act of July 1, 1902 (32 Stats., 556).

160,000

250,000

COTTON STATES AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, ATLANTA, GA.

Appropriated for Government exhibit (to be expended by a board of

management), act of August 18, 1894 (28 Stats., 421). Appropriated for Government building (same act as above).

$150,000

50,000

200,000

TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, NASHVILLE, TENN. Appropriated for Government exhibit (to be expended by a board of

managers), act of December 22, 1896 (29 Stats., 477).. Appropriated for Government building (same act as above)

$100,000

30, 000

130,000

TRANSMISSISSIPPI AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, OMAHA, NEBR. Appropriated for Government building and exhibits, including all ex

penses, act of June 4, 1897 (30 Stats., 26) Appropriated for Indian exhibit, act of July 1, 1898 (30 Stats., 594).

$200,000

40,000

240,000

$458,000

LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION, ST. LOUIS, MO.
Appropriated for Government buildings:
Act of March 3, 1901 (31 Stats., 1440)

$250,000 Act of June 28, 1902 (32 Stats., 445).

208, 000
Appropriated for Government exhibit (to be expended by
United States Government board):
Act of June 28, 1902 (32 Stats., 445).

800,000 Act of March 3, 1903 (32 Stats., 1108).

100, 000 Act of March 3, 1905 (33 Stats., 1165)

6, 500 Appropriated for Indian exhibit: Act of June 28, 1902 (32 Stats., 445)

40,000 Act of April 21, 1904 (33 Stats., 207).

25,000 Appropriated for Alaskan exhibit, act of March 3, 1903 (32 Stats., 1108).. Appropriated for Indian Territory exhibit, act of March 3, 1903 (32 Stats.,

1108)...

906, 500

65,000 50,000

25,000

1,504, 500

5,000,000

Appropriated for general expenses of exposition, act of March 3, 1901

(31 Stats., 1444)... (As to the above sum, the Government was to share proportionately

with the exposition company and the city of St. Louis in the distribution of any surplus funds that might remain after close of exposi

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