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AN ACT to reduce the revenue and equalize duties on imports, and for other

purposes, approved October 1, 1890.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after the sixth day of October, eighteen hundred and ninety, unless otherwise specially provided for in this act, there shall be levied, collected, and paid upon all articles imported from foreign countries, and mentioned in the schedules herein contained, the rates of duty which are, by the schedules and paragraphs, respectively prescribed, namely:

SCHEDULE A.-CHEMICALS, OILS AND PAINTS. ACIDS.1. Acetic or pyroligneous acid, not exceeding the specific gravity

of one and forty-seven one-thousandths, one and one-half cents per pound; exceeding the specific gravity of one and

forty-seven one thousandths, four cents per pound. 2. Boracic acid, five cents per pound. 3. Chromic acid, six cents per pound. 4. Citric acid, ten cents per pound. 5. Sulphuric acid or oil of vitriol, not otherwise specially provided

for, one-fourth of one cent per pound. 6. Tannic acid or tannin, seventy-five cents per pound. 7. Tartaric acid, ten cents per pound. 8. Alcoholic perfumery, including cologne-water and other toilet waters, two dollars per gallon and fifty per centum ad valorem; alcoholic compounds not specially provided for in this act, two dollars per gallon and twenty-five per centum ad valorem.

9. Alumina, alum, alum cake, patent alum, sulphate of alumina, and aluminous cake, and alum in crystals or ground, six-tenths of one cent per pound.

10. AMMONIA.—Carbonate of, one and three-fourths cents per pound; muriate of, or sal-ammoniac, three-fourths of one cent per pound; sulphate of, one-half of one cent per pound.

11. Blacking of all kinds, twenty-five per centum ad valorem. 12. Blue vitriol, or sulphate of copper, two cents per pound.

13. Bone-char, suitable for use in decolorizing sugars, twenty-five per centum ad valorem.

14. Borax, crude, or borate of soda, or borate of lime, three cents per pound; refined' borax, five cents per pound.

15. Camphor, refined, four cents per pound.

16. Chalk, prepared, precipitated, French, and red, one cent per pound; all other chalk preparations not specially provided for in this act, twenty per centum ad valorem.

17. Chloroform, twenty-five cents per pound. COAL-TAR PREPARATIONS. 18. All coal-tar colors or dyes, by whatever name known, and not

specially provided for in this act, thirty-five per centum ad

valorem. 19. All preparations of coal-tar, not colors or dyes, not specially provided for in this act, twenty per centum ad valorem.

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20. Cobalt, oxide of, thirty cents per pound.

21. Collodion and all compounds of pyroxyline, by whatever name known, fifty cents per pound; rolled or in sheets, but not made up into articles, sixty cents per pound; if in finished or partly-finished articles, sixty cents per pound and twenty-five per centum ad valorem.

22. Coloring for brandy, wine, beer, or other liquors, fifty per centum ad valorem,

23. Copperas or sulphate of iron, three-tenths of one cent per pound.

24. Drugs, such as barks, beans, berries, balsams, buds, bulbs, and bulbous roots, and excrescences, such as nut-galls, fruits, flowers, dried fibers grains, gums, and gum resins, herbs, leaves, lichens, mosses, nuts, roots and stems, spices, vegetables, seeds (aromatic, not garden seeds), and seeds of morbid growth, weeds, woods used expressly for dyeing, and dried insects, any of the foregoing which are not edible, but which have been advanced in value or condition by refining or grinding, or by other process of manufacture, and not specially provided for in this act, ten per centum ad valorem.

25. Ethers sulphuric, forty cents per pound; spirits of nitrous ether, twenty-five cents per pound; fruit ethers, oils, or essences, two dollars and fifty cents per pound; ethers of all kinds not specially provided for in this act, one dollar per pound.

26. Extracts and decoctions of logwood and other dye-woods, extract of sumac, and extracts of barks, such as are commonly used for dyeing or tanning, not specially provided for in this act, seveneighths of one cent per pound; extracts of hemlock bark one-half of one cent per pound.

27. Gelatine, glue, and isinglass or fish-glue, valued at not above seven cents per pound, one and one-half cents per pound; valued at above seven cents per pound and not above thirty cents per pound, twenty-five per centum ad valorem ; valued at above thirty cents per pound, thirty per centum ad valorem.

28. Glycerine, crude, not purified, one and three-fourths cents per pound. Refined, four and one-half cents per pound.

29. Indigo, extracts, or pastes of, three-fourths of one cent per pound; carmined, ten cents per pound.

30. Ink and ink-powders, printers' ink, and all other ink not specially provided for in this act, thirty per centum ad valorem.

31. Iodine, resublimed, thirty cents per pound.
32. Iodoform, one dollar and fifty cents per pound.

33. Licorice, extracts of, in paste, rolls, or other forms, five and one-half cents per pound.

34. Magnesia, carbonate of, medicinal, four cents per pound ; calcined, eight cents per pound; sulphate of, or Epsom salts, threetenths of one cent per pound.

35. Morphia, or morphine, and all salts thereof, fifty cents per ounce. OILS. 36. Alizarine assistant, or soluble oil, or oleate of soda, or Turkey

red oil, containing fifty per centum or more of castor oil, eighty cents per gallon; containing less than fifty per centum of castor oil, forty cents per gallon; all other, thirty per

centum ad valorem. 37. Castor oil, eighty cents per gallon. 38. Cod-liver oil, fifteen cents per gallon.

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