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SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS.

These Instructions are Correct as Per United States Customs Laws and Should Be Carefully

Complied with.

1. Every package must be distinctly marked with name

or shipping mark of Consignee, and have Bill of Lading and Invoice made out. bearing same mark as goods.

2. Every package must be distinctly marked "In Bond

to*...

3. Present four Invoices to the U. S. Consul for certifica

tion. The Consul will return two copies.

4. Mail immediately one certified invoice to R. F. Downing

& Co., 47 Pearl Street, New York, and the other to Consignee.

5. Instruct the Forwarding Agent to consign goods on

Bill of Lading to R. F. Downing & Co., 47 Pearl Street, New York, and also insert on Bill of Lading “For transportation in Bond to*.

6. Instruct the Forwarding Agent to mail a copy of the

Bill of Lading to R. F. Downing & Co., 47 Pearl Street, New York, by steamer carrying the goods or by first Mail Steamer, and mail all other documents to address of Consignee.

NOTE.-It certified Invoice and Bill of Lading do not reach R. F. DOWNING & Co. as soon as goods arrive at New York, the goods will be sent to “General Order Warehouse" by Customs Officers, thereby incurring great expense and delay. If value of goods is less than $100 no Consular Invoice is required, and goods can go forward IN BOND without customs examination at New York; but a complete detail of goods and values must be produced.

* Insert Port of destination.

FORWARDING.

R. F. Downing & Co., New York, are expert customs brokers and forwarders. They handle merchandise at minimum rates from factory to any point in the United States or Canada.

R. F. Downing & Co., by special arrangement, quote low rates, including all transportation charges, payment of duties and collection of accounts. Quick returns are made for accounts collected.

Correspondence invited on all subjects.

AN ACT

To Reduce Tariff Duties and to Provide Revenue

for the Government, and for Other Purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after the day following the passage of this Act, except as otherwise specially provided for in this Act, there shall be levied, collected, and paid upon all articles when imported from any foreign country into the United States or into any of its possessions (except the Philippine Islands and the islands of Guam and Tutuila) the rates of duty which are by the schedules and paragraphs of the dutiable list of this section prescribed, namely:

DUTIABLE LIST.

Schedule A-Chemicals, Oils, and Paints.

1. Acids: Boracic acid, 34 cent per pound; citric acid, 5 cents per pound; formic acid, 142 cents per pound; gallic acid, 6 cents per pound; lactic acid, 142 cents per pound; oxalic acid, 142 cents per pound; pyrogallic acid, 12 cents per pound; salicylic acid, 242 cents per pound; tannic acid and tannin, 5 cents per pound; tartaric acid, 342 cents per pound; all other acids and acid anhydrides not specially provided for in this section, 15 per centum ad valorem.

2. Acetic anhydrid, 242 cents per pound.
3. Acetone, 1 cent per pound.
4. Dried egg albumen, 3 cents per pound.

5. Alkalies, alkaloids, and all chemical and medicinal compounds, preparations, mixtures and salts, and com

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binations thereof not specially provided for in this section, 15 per centum ad valorem.

6. Alumina, hydrate of, or refined bauxite; alum, alum cake, patent alum, sulphate of alumina, and aluminous cake, and all other manufactured compounds of alumina, not specially provided for in this section, 15 per centum ad valorem.

7. Ammonia, carbonate of, and muriate of, 34 of 1 cent per pound; phosphate of, 1 cent per pound; liquid anhydrous, 212 cents per pound; ammoniacal gas liquor, 10 per centum ad valorem.

8. Argols or crude tartar or wine lees crude or partly refined, containing not more than 90 per centum of potassium bitartrate, 5 per centum ad valorem; containing more than 90 per centum of potassium bitartrate, cream of tartar, and Rochelle salts or tartrate of soda and potassa, 242 cents per pound; calcium tartrate crude, 5 per centum ad valorem.

9. Balsams: Copaiba, fir or Canada, Peru, tolu, and all other balsams, which are natural and uncompounded and not suitable for the manufacture of perfumery and cosmetics, if in a crude state, not advanced in value or condition by any process or treatment whatever beyond that essential to the proper packing of the balsams and the prevention of decay or deterioration pending manufacture, all the foregoing not specially provided for in this section, 10 per centum ad valorem; if advanced in value or condition by any process or treatment whatever beyond that essential to the proper packing of the balsams and the prevention of decay or deterioration pending manufacture, all the foregoing not specially provided for in this section, 15 per centum ad valorem: Provided, That no article containing alcohol shall be classified for duty under this paragraph.

10. Barium, chloride of, 14 cent per pound; dioxide of, 142 cents per pound; carbonate of, precipitated, 15 per centum ad valorem.

11. Blacking of all kinds, polishing powders, and all creams and preparations for cleaning or polishing, not specially provided for in this section, 15 per centum ad valorem: Provided, That no preparations containing alcohol shall be classified for duty under this paragraph.

12. Bleaching powder, or chloride of lime, no cent per pound.

13. Caffein, $1 per pound; compounds of caffein, 25 per centum ad valorem; impure tea, tea waste, tea siftings or sweepings, for manufacturing purposes in bond, pursuant to the provisions of the Act of May sixteenth, nineteen hundred and eight, 1 cent per pound.

14. Calomel, corrosive sublimate, and other mercurial preparations, 15 per centum ad valorem.

15. Chalk, precipitated, suitable for medicinal or toilet purposes; chalk put up in the form of cubes, blocks, sticks, or disks, or otherwise, including tailors', billiard, red, and other manufactures of chalk not specially provided for in this section, 25 per centum ad valorem.

16. Chemical and medicinal compounds and preparations, including mixtures and salts, distilled oils, essential oils, expressed oils, rendered oils, greases, ethers, flavoring and other extracts and fruit essences, all the foregoing and their combinations when containing alcohol, and all articles consisting of vegetable or mineral objects immersed or placed in, or saturated with, alcohol, except perfumery and spirit varnishes, and all alcoholic compounds not specially provided for in this section, if containing 20 per centum of alcohol or less, 10 cents per pound and 20 per centum ad valorem; containing more than 20 per centum and not more than 50 per centum of alcohol, 20 cents per pound and 20 per centum ad valorem; containing more than 50 per centum of alcohol, 40 cents per pound and 20 per centum ad valorem.

17. Chemical and medicinal compounds, combinations and all similar articles dutiable under this section, except soap, whether specially provided for or not, put up in individual packages of two and one-half pounds or less gross weight (except samples without commercial value) shall be dutiable at a rate not less than 20 per centum ad valorem: Provided, That chemicals, drugs, medicinal and

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