BHX THROUGH THE HOUSE. POSSIBILITIES OF PREFERENCE NEW YORK, April 10. The Payne Tariff Bill, which is designed to readjust the Dingley tariff'and' to increase the revenue from import duties by from £8,000,000 to £10,000,000, has been passed by the United States House of Representatives by 217 votes to 161. The bill includes a clause relating to preference to Britain and her coloniea and omits the paragraph providing for retaliation on Great Britain for her patents legislation of 1907, compelling foreign owners of British patents to make arrangements to have them worked in Great Britain. Petroleum, tea, and coffee are placed on the free list.
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