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Iron chains kilograms... ',455

Safes do

Galvanized iron piping do xx8 '

Iron piping do 13,695

Stoves„ do 5,757 '

*The metric weights and measures are given,



Imported from —



United

States.



Great Brit-



46,386

610

>5,633

#19,681
#3,643



43, 783

#36,907
449»230
44,599

133,626
>49,»50
140,354

#95,181
498,043
821,695
3,590,831
445, »33

52,743

»3
14,889,7x6



16,290,091
462,349
468,843

376
252
356

505

«34

a

«94



#17,066

45,4«6
140. 134
161,311

33,064

10,691

#27,639
22,948

96 :
3x0,169 I

9,367 I
1,160,564 i

2,494,765
4,434 1

viz: Kilogram:



Germany.



3,637

104,460

9,976

#7,»7o

#^38,984

416



14.598

#«5,843
64,653
6,384

83,557
"9,300
36,116

#«6,74x

",73»

X, 706,099

10,829,936

»55,095

52,594

4
934,004
384,386
154,693
73,233
396,032

',989
3



France.



3,900

xo

6.384

#8,367

#•3,069





«9,5X7

#75,257
360
"5

5.380

525,654

8,ao7

#12,995

4,095
153,696
86,461
47,4«3

11,950

8
1,680



'99



4,426



#2,931 #7 #709

684,656 17,904 92.323

365,740 18,089 133,714

867,779 >5,8o4 543,369

74,433 «8,X39 309,897

83,594 58,337

#16,094 #41,725 #47,9»8

»7.747 "6,974 5,475

160

8.8x9 535

3,644 1,465

23,443

39,176 5»5 7,450

16,566 980 90

=3.9046 pounds ; Utemx.0567 qnaits.



Italy.



790

92,519

6,817

#36,55»

#•,903

33



«7.492

#34,6ao
914,690



1,439,390



#18,803

68

390

3,971

1,915



65,830



Bdgia



7,400
4.889
7.905

#5.576

#»5,S39

38

3,610,791

5.708

#3,59x
960,499

3,59>

18,955
168,000
34,046

#10,477

138,468

4,068,571

11,786,466

197,11a

^5.5»



16,791,089

8,999,010

1,174,604

581.337

309,708

303
17
40



17*504



#3.698

577,909

130,135

356,366

50,309

131,315

#10,663

9,668

151

>o,4i3

3,926

36.976

48,889

io,xxo



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UNITED STATES TRADE IN THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC. 563
Argentine imports* — Continued.



Article*.



Sewing machines^... number...

All other machines.. value...

Motors, diversw do

Woven wire „ kilograms...

Pens.. do

Materials for electric lighting... value...

, Materials for mines.. do

Materials for street railways... ..do

Materials for telephone construction,

value..

Crude copperand bronze...k!]ograms...
Tin plate.. » do

Zinc do

Glass bottles and flasks dozens...

Glassware value...

Lamps of all kinds do

Stearin » kilograms...

CoaL tons...

Coke kilograms...

Gas oil do

Buttons. do

Pencils, all kinds do

Seeds.. do

Desks and office utensib value...

Cordage and hemp, in bales, kilo-
grams.

Earthenware value...

Cement do

Gold watches number...

All other watches. » do

Qocks do

Scales and balances. „... do

Copperand brass goods value...

Manu&ctures of lead do

Inmware and household utensils,
value.

Gas and electric chandeliers and
fittings.. value...

Oakum. kilograms...

Cork do

Fish, preserved, all kinds do

Guns and revolvers value...



Imported from —



United
States.



4,7^

l"3,95i

I6.164



137,375



l9»59o



4x,>97
76,38a

>39
1,136

|X7,755

^10,992

2,770

4,988

58,57a

4aa,037

Z16

»,57«
1,270

|6,"3

5,000

$495
I7.880



4,69a

3,5>3

«85

11,640

|M,887

18,980

450

233

89,904

#26,794



Great Brit-
ain.



598
#161,615

^7,553

58,367

4,638

#4r,896

#800

#2,502

$a,4i3

"38,937

3,803,950

181,883

44,»57

50,301

#30,976

I3.033

43,476

844,848

3,600,494

1,060,340

X3,4I3

376

31,420

^13.887

',299,873
#77,644
#134,6x2

6

5.033

110

13,227

#59,052

$a3,5i7

$49,95a

#23,636

30,334

1,134

60.485

l7,745



Germany.



7,0*9

l«47.8oi

#8,874

"5,784

»,333

^,374

|a3



#x,x6o

36,033

7,691

7,558

J3»,307

276,456

#85,690

I", 75a

46,990



99,54a

»o,795

34,482

123.389

52,905
#3a,94»
#xx,68o

339

7,825

18,675

3,392

#9,a67

#«3,487

#»3,933

#«5,625
32.337
«4,o39
87,687

#19,602



France.



36

#48#539

#1,580

877

4,7»9

$4,079



#40

3,603

800



«,3a5

36,203

#90,526

I953
30,837



36,736

94

563,885

^,756

5,6x4

#3,29»

f34,9»5

8,509

33,942

3,3»»

59

#18,597

#36,677

#5,900

#4,737



81,478

332,267
#15,206



Italy.



3

#31,905

#3,615



#5,889



470

353

733,984



8,394

#355

#3,165

10,258



120,900
XI, 699



336,961
#493



#3,036

#889

93

449

354

386

#3,544

#77

#673

#847

450

5,867

403,126

#7"



Belgium.



44«

#48,984

#3,341

54.065

18

#4,183



#ZX,230

#931
75,589

4»,3»6
io8,x94

945,931

95,700

#319,299

#11,536

50,764

800



5,354
16,408

3,x88
39,277
#4,241



#77,873
#162,952



1,145
684

4,812

#15,984
#8,166

#39,151

#ii,i3»
5,266

11,384
47, 37 J
#70,171



ARGENTINE TARIFF ON FOREGOING ARTICLES.

The tariff given herein is for the year 1897. For purposes of easy com-
putation, broadly speaking, leaving decimals aside, the kilogram maybe said
to be 2^ pounds, or i gallon to 2f kilograms ; in muslin, 7 yards may be
said to equal i kilogram ; in canvas, 2 yards ; and in woolen, 3 yards. A
new tariff law, with values and rates of duty prepared by the Executive
power, is passed by Congress each year. Usually, few changes are made in

* The metric weights and measures are given, viz: Kilograma.a.3046 pounds; liter»i.os67 quarts.



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564 UNITED STATES TRADE IN THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC.

the bill by Congress. Where an ad valorem rate is given herein, based on a
fixed value, the latter has been arbitrarily fixed by law and can not be changed
during the year by the Executive power; where no value is given, the rate
will be applied on the value sworn to by the importer. All duties and values
are in Argentine gold. The Argentine gold dollar is worth 96^ cents.
United States Treasury valuation. Duties are computed on gross weights
when based on kilograms, unless especially mentioned.

Cotton-seed oil, — Duty, 10 cents per kilogram, the same as that on olive
and other table oils. Argentine statistics include cotton-seed oil under the
head '* aceite de olivo '* (olive oil). Cotton-seed oil enters into direct com-
petition with a prominent Argentine product (peanut oil), which is protected
by the duty herein given.

Chicory, — Duty, in packages, 3 cents i>er kilogram ; in bulk, 2^ cents.

Starch, — Duty, 8 cents per kilogram. The Argentine production of
starch is increasing, as well as the consumption of the imported article.

Canned meat. — Duty, 20 cents per kilogram. This rate and the quan-
tities here given apply to and include all classes of canned meats.

Hams, — Duty, 25 cents per kilogram. Importation and consumption is
increasing. Very limited home production. It is believed many American
hams reach here after having been prepared for this market by English
houses.

Preserves. — Duty, 25 cents per kilogram.

Dried and canned fruits. — Duty, 15 cents per kilogram, excepting dried
figs, which pay 5 cents per kilogram in packages weighing 2 kilograms and
under and 3 cents in larger packages, and raisins, which pay 15 and 10 cents,
respectively, in packages of same weight as given for figs. An exception is,
however, made in favor of Corinth and Sultana raisins, which pay 5 cents
per kilogram.

Cheese. — Duty, 20 cents per kilogram. The Argentine production is
increasing. The importation of French cheese steadily decreases, while
that of Italy increases.

Vinegar. — Duty, i^ cents per liter in casks or barrels and 2 cents in
bottles.

Whisky. — Duty, 30 cents per liter, when in bulk or per bottle. This
rate is 3 cents lower per bottle than the rate for 1896. The importation of
whisky in bulk from the United States shows a marked increase, while that
from all other countries shows a large decrease.

Mineral waters. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of %2 per dozen for
quarts and J 1.20 per dozen for pints. There is a growing demand for min-
eral waters and a good trade awaits new and known waters.

Beer, — Duty, 9 cents per liter in kegs or barrels ; when bottled, 12 cents
per bottle.

Tobacco. — Duty, 25 cents per kilogram, with the exception of Paraguayan,
which pays 15 cents.

Raw cotton, — Duty, 2% per cent on a valuation of 25 cents per kilogram.



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UNITED STATES TRADE IN THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC. 565

Cotton yarns. — Duty, 2^ per cent on a valuation of 40 cents per kilo-
gram.

Cotton twine. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 60 cents per kilogram.

Cotton goods, — Duty, 25 per cent on valuations in part as follows:
Muslin, drilling, and cotton flannel, 80 cents per kilogram; prints, %\ per
kilogram; piques, ^1.20 per kilogram; cambric ("algodon crudo,'* called
''lienzo'*), 50 cents per kilogram ; toweling, %2 per kilogram; cotton goods,
silk mixed, |4 per kilogram; cotton flannel, bleached, J 1.20; jaconet, nan-
sook, batiste, and similar goods, %2 p)er kilogram ; crinoline and other sim-
ilar goods, 60 cents per kilogram; ticking and similar goods, |i.2o per
kilogram; cotton lace and edging, %i per kilogram. The trade of the
United States has steadily increased in cotton fabrics during the past two
years. This has been noticeable in large retail dry-goods houses, on whose
shelves American cottons have been seen in quantities for the first time.

Canvas. — Duty, 25 per cent on valuations of 30, 50, and 70 cents per
kilogram. The difference between this duty and that on cotton yarn (2 J^ per
cent on a valuation of 40 cents per kilogram) has induced several of the large
'*alpargata" factories and other concerns using canvas to put in looms and
weave their own canvas, using imported yarns. This has decreased the quan-
tity which would have been imported, but notwithstanding this, the impor-
tation has increased from the United States. All other countries show a
decrease. The large consumption of canvas here is attributable to its use as
the ''upper" in the "alpargata," the shoe worn by the peasant and work-
man of the country.

Cottofi bags. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 50 cents per kilogram.

Thread. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 10 cents per 1,000 meters
or 1 1 per kilogram.

Silk thread. — Duty, 10 per cent on a valuation of 28 cents per 1,000
meters.

Bagging. — Duty, 4 per cent on a valuation of 20 cents per kilogram.
In 1896, the duty was 5 per cent.

Twine and rope. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: For tying wool, 12
cents j>er kilogram; same grade, heavier, 20 cents; when 22 or more milli-
meters in diameter, 17 cents; when less than 22, 30 cents; in general, 60
cents.

Hemp bags. — Duty, 3 per cent on sworn value.

Binding twine. — Duty, 5 per cent on a valuation of 20 cents per kilo-
gram.

Linens. — See cottons.

Woolens. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of I3.50 per kilogram.

Woolens, mixed. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of $2.50 per kilogram.

Waterproof cloth. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Silk, I5 per kilo-
gram; wool, I3; wool and cotton, $2.

Collars and cuffs. — Collars, duty, I1.25 per dozen; cuffs, $2 per dozen.
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in small shirt factories. The duty has been lowered 25 cents per dozen this
year on each article.

Handkerchiefs, — Duty on silk or silk mixed, 40 per cent on valuations
of %\o to %\*i per kilogram; on linen or cotton, 25 per cent on valuations of
%\, 1 1. 50, %'it $^, $4f $St and $6 i^er kilogram, based on size and character
of work.

Umbrellas, etc, — Duty, 50 per cent. Valuations : Cotton, 60 cents each ;
»ilk or mixed silk, ordinary, Jii.50 each; same, finer quality, J3; silk, with
marble or stone heads, ^8 each.

Clothing. — Duty, 50 per cent. Valuations: Afternoon and dress suits,
wool or wool mixed, I15 ; sack suits, same material as last, $12; when of
cotton or linen, ^4. Valuation of children's suits, 30 per cent less than the
above.

Felt hats, etc. — Duty on wool hats, 40 cents each; fell hats, nutria, etc.,
%\. each; silk hats, %2 each.

Straw ^a/r.— Duty, 50 per cent on a valuation of 80 cents per dozen
for those made of wheat straw or common vegetable fiber ; for Italian straw,
%(} to %\2 per dozen; for imitation or genuine manila, |i2 to ^18 per dozen.

Towels. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Common cotton, J 1.20 per
kilogram; bath, cotton, %2\ bath, linen or linen mixed, I4; fine embroid-
ered, %%,

Sulphuric acid. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 5 cents per kilogram.

Linseed oil. — Duty, 10 cents per kilogram. The duty on this article last
year was 25 per cent on a valuation of 12 cents per kilogram. The duty
this year is the same it was pervious to 1896. This old duty has been restored
to protect the few Argentine linseed-oil factories.

Varnish. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 80 cents per kilogram;
for lithographs, 30 cents.

Borax. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 15 cents per kilogram.

Chloride of lime. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 5 cents per kilo-
gram.

Soda, — Duty on potassium, 25 per cent on a valuation of 15 cents per
kilogram; on soda, 5 per cent on a valuation of 3 cents per kilogram.

Colors y dry and prepared. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of from 5
to 30 cents per kilogram. The lower valuation is for ocher and sienna, the
higher for colors in tubes.

Sheep dip. — Free.

Gelatin. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 70 cents per kilogram;
when imported for the preservation or preparation of canned meats, 2^ per
cent duty on a valuation of 65 cents per kilogram.

Glycerin. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations : When of 30°, 50 cents per
kilogram ; when below 30°, 25 cents per kilogram.

Glucose. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 10 cents per kilogram.

Vaseline, — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Common, 35 cents per kilo-
gram; medicinal, in bottles or boxes, 70 cents.



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Wtcking. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of |i per kilogram.

Trunks, etc, — Duty on trunks, 50 per cent on sworn value ; boxes, knocked
down, for cigars, 25 per cent on a valuation of 25 cents per kilogram \ for
macaroni, same duty on a valuation of 1 5 cents each ; for wine or beer holding
I dozen bottles, same duty on a valuation of 25 cents each ; all boxes knocked
down and tin cut for packages, imported by meat packers, free ; staves, free.

Furniture, — Duty, 50 per cent. The valuation of furniture is extensive
in scope and too long to reproduce here. I will be glad to furnish it to any
one interested. The high valuation placed on nearly all articles should be
favorable to the United States, where these can be produced for less than in
other countries. Chiffoniers, bedroom sets, and desks and office furniture
should find a good market here. Bedroom sets composed of bed, washstand,
small table, commode, towel rack, four chairs, one rocker, and one night
table, are valued at from $40 to ^100 per set. This is about half the value
of the different pieces when quoted singly.

Pianos, — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Uprights, ^150; square, $300
to ^500 each.

Wood pulp, — Duty, 2)/^ per cent on a valuation of 4 cents per kilogram.

Soap. — Duty on perfumed toilet soap, 50 per cent on valuations of 50
cents, 1 1. 50, and I3 per kilogram; common soap, cocoa, Sapolio, and like
preparations, 25 per cent on valuations of 20 and 30 cents per kilogram;
medicinal soaps, 25 per cent on a valuation of ^1.50 per kilogram.

Medicines. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations are diversified. For instance,
Scott's Emulsion, I4 per dozen; Jayne's Expectorant, %(i per dozen; es-
sence of witch-hazel, 60 cents per dozen ; Pierce's Medical Discovery, $8
per dozen ; citrate of magnesia, up to 60 grams, J1.50 per dozen; Mellin's
Food, ;j2.5o per dozen.

Rosin, — Duty, 5 per cent on a valuation of 3 cents per kilogram.

Explosives. — Duty, 50 per cent. Valuations: Block, 40 cents per kilo-
gram; all others, %\ per kilogram; blasting powder for mines, free.

Sulphates. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Magnesia, 10 cents per
kilogram; iron, 50 cents per kilogram; copper, 60 cents per kilogram.

Stucco, — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 25 cents per kilogram.

Inks, — Duty, 25 percent. Valuations: Writing, 10 cents per kilogram;
printing, 18 cents; lithographing, ;Ji; colored, Ji; indelible, ^1.20.

Books, maps, etc. — Duty on chromos, lithographs, and engravings, ordi-
nary, 25 per cent on a valuation of %2 per kilogram; on finer ones, same
duty on sworn values; on maps and printed books, duty 5 per cent on a
valuation of 40 cents per kilogram or free; on photographs, 25 per cent
duty on valuations of J3 per dozen for plain and $6 per dozen for colored.

Crude steel. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 10 cents per kilogram.

Galvanized wire . — Duty, up to No. 14, inclusive, 5 per cent on a valua-
tion of 6 cents per kilogram ; above No. 14, 25 per cent on a valuation of 14
cents per kilogram ; twisted or barbed fence wire, 5 per cent on a valuation
of 7 cents per kilogram.



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Other wire, — Duty, for fence and vineyard wire up to No. 14, 5 per cent
on a valuation of 5 cents per "kilogram; above No. 14, not spooled, 25 per
cent on a valuation of 8 cents per kilogram; spooled wire for binders and
harvesters, 5 per cent on a valuation of 14 cents per kilogram.

Nails. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Galvanized, 13 cents per kilo-
gram; cut. Scents per kilogram; horseshoe nails, 30 cents per kilogram;
polished brads and shoe nails, ^1.20 per kilogram; tacks, 3 cents per kilo-
gram, specific duty.

Axles, springs y etc. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Axles, ^9 each for
carriages; for carts or wagons, 12 cents per kilogram; springs for carriages,
25 cents per kilogram; for carts, 15 cents per kilogram; other ironwork,
on a valuation of 20 cents per kilogram.

Carriages y carts ^ etc. — Duty on United States made two-wheeled carts,
50 per cent on a valuation of ^30 each ; on four-wheeled buggies, same duty
on a valuation of $50 each. From other countries: Landaus, coup^, and
vis-a-vis, same duty on a valuation of ^800 each; victorias and breaks, value
J500, same duty. In the tariff of 1895, ^ reduction was secured on farm wag-
ons and parts to repair the same. The tariff previous to that time had been
60 per cent on sworn values. This was reduced to 10 per cent in the tariff
for 1895, ^^ which rate it still stands. Notwithstanding this rate was made
known throughout the United States in 1895 ^^ effort has apparently been
made to extend our trade here in this article. No reason other than our own
negligence seems to account for the fact that with this great reduction in
duty and our control of the trade in this article, no advantage has been taken
by our manufacturers of this opportunity to occupy a new market. During
1896, the importation of American four-wheeled buggies has nearly doubled,
if not more than doubled, while it is not believed twenty-five farm wagons
were imported during the same year.

Iron. — Duty on ingots and bars, 5 per cent. Valuations: Ingots, 2 cents
per kilogram; bar iron, 4 cents; columns, beams, structural, and galvan-
ized iron, 25 per cent on valuation — beams, 4 cents per kilogram ; columns,
6 cents per kilogram ; galvanized iron, 8 cents per kilogram.

Nuts, etc. — Nuts, bolts, and screws, 25 per cent on a valuation of 20
cents per kilogram, with the exception of fine bolts with sunk heads for beds
and other uses, value 12 cents per kilogram and 40 per cent duty; iron
hoops, 25 per cent on a valuation of 10 cents per kilogram.

Agricultural implements. — Plows, duty 5 percent. Valuations: Common
iron, unburnished, with extra share, J3 each; steel or iron, burnished, extra
share, with or without cutter, ;J6; sulky plows, $20; cornshellers, ordinary
hand, 25 per cent on a valuation of I5 ; power shellers, including engines,
free ; horse rakes, 5 per cent duty on a valuation of $23 each ; binders, reapers,
and mowers, free ; scythes, duty 25 per cent on a valuation of 40 cents per kil-
ogram ; drills, 5 per cent on sworn value ; thrashers, with engines, free; all
agricultural machinery, with or without power, not otherwise mentioned, 5
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per kilogram; wood, J3 per dozen; hoes, 25 per cent on a valuation of 15
cents per kilogram; shovels, 25 per cent on valuations of 1 7 and 20 cents per
kilogram.

Pasteboard, — Duty, 25 per cent on valuations of 8 cents per kilogram for
ordinary and 15 cents for fine.

Paper and paper goods, — Writing paper and envelopes, 25 per cent on a
valuation of |i per kilogram ; on common colored straw paper, 12 cents per
kilogram, specific ; on newspaper and bookbinders' paper, 3 cents per kilo-
gram, specific; blank books, 25 per cent on a valuation of 30 and 70 cents
per kilogram ; printed books, 5 per cent on a valuation of 40 cents per kil-
ogram (partly free).

Pumps, — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Hand iron pumps, 10 cents
per kilogram ; all others, same duty on sworn values.

Iron chains, — Duty, 25 percent. Valuations: Common iron, 10 cents
per kilogram; iron, galvanized or tinned, 17 cents per kilogram; when made
of galvanized wire, 25 cents per kilogram.

Safes. — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of 20 cents per kilogram.

Galvanized pipes. — Duty, 25 percent. Valuations: Cast-iron pipe, up
to 75 millimeters diameter, 4 cents per kilogram ; when of greater diameter,
2 cents per kilogram ; galvanized pipe, 1 2 cents per kilogram ; wrought-iron
pipe, 8 cents per kilogram; lead and zinc pipe, 15 cents per kilogram; rub-
ber or canvas hose, 80 cents per kilogram.

Stoves, — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations: Cast or wrought iron, 15 cents
per kilogram; for gas or oil, 45 cents per kilogram.

Sewing machines, — Duty, 5 per cent. Valuations: Regular, |i2 each;
with cabinet, I50 ; for shoe or harness makers, $30.

Machinery, — Duty, 25 per cent. This applies to machines not specified
in the tariff law valued at less than ;Jioo; when valued at more than |ioo,
the duty is 10 per cent, based on sworn values in each case.

Motors, — Duty, 5 percent on a valuation of J 1,000 each. This refers
to all classes of engines (steam, gas, or oil), with the exception of locomotives,
which are free, unless they are part of thrashing or corn-shelling machines.

Wotfen wire. — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuations : Iron wire, 35 cents per
kilogram; galvanized wire, 15 cents per kilogram.

Pens, — Duty, 25 per cent on a valuation of J3 per kilogram.

Electric goods. — Unless for the installation of public electric-lighting
plants, when the duty on everything necessary is 5 per cent on sworn values,
the duty on electric machinery in general, when valued above J 100, is 10
per cent; when valued below ^100, 25 per cent; electric wire, silk covered,
5 per cent on a valuation of ^4 per kilogram ; cotton or gutta-percha covered,
same duty on a valuation of 60 cents per kilogram. (Companies frequently
secure free admission of necessary material under a clause in their contract
or concession.)

Materials for mines, — Duty, 10 percent on machinery when valued above
J 1 00 and 25 per cent when valued below J 100 on sworn values; fuses for



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mines, 25 i>er cent duty on a valuation of 5 cents per kilogram ; dynamite,
free (for the first time) ; blasting powder, free.

Materials for street railways, — Duty on rails and sleepers, where steam,
electric, or horse power is used, free. (The street-railway companies here
have, as a rule, special clauses in their concessions relating to duty. In many
cases the material they need is admitted free.)

Copper and bronze, — Duty, 25 per cent. Valuation : In ingots, bars,
wire, or tubing, 40 cents per kilogram.

Tin plate. — Duty, 5 per cent on a valuation of 8 cents per kilogram.

Lead. — Duty, 5 per cent in ingots and bars; in sheets, 10 per cent on a
valuation of each of 8 cents per kilogram.

Zinc. — Duty on ingots and bars, 5 per cent on a valuation of 6 cents per



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