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the growth, prodnoe or

mana£actiire of


Any part of the



Balances, precision, for chemical and physical
experiments, with double bows, and hooks
inside the bows, for specific-gravity work,
and to carry a total load not exceeding

As assay balances

Balances for physical experiments, to carry a
total load not exceedinf? 250 grams, and
with a beam which slides up and down
and which can be fastened by a screw to
any desired height^-

As assay balances

Chrondrometers —

As manufactured articles of metal, n.o.e.

ad val.


As manufactured articles of metal, n.o.e.

ad val.

Machinery, refrigerating — ^viz., compressor
(not including the engine, whether form-
ing part of compressor or on a separate
bed-plate) ad val.

Machinery and appliances— viz., pumps,

fans and blowers, orine-tanks, coil-pipes,

for circulating ammonia or other gas, for

condensing gas or circulating brine —

As manufactured articles of metal, n o.e.

(claimed as refrigerating machinery)

ad val.
Machine, stereotype-casting —

As type -casting machine ... ad val.

Milk- testing apparatus — viz., burettes and
pipettes —

As scientific apparatus

Milk-testing apparatus — viz., cream-test
scales, specially suited for laboratories —

As scientific apparatus

Paste-stones, being imitation jewels —


Spiral springs for the manufacture of musical
instruments —
As articles and materials suited only for,
and to be used solely in, the fabrica-
tion of goods in the Colony i



30 % to 3l8t

March, 1908,

then 80 %

20 % to 31st

March, 1908,

then 30 %

6 % to Slst

March, 1908,

then 15 %

20 96 to Slst

March, 1908,

then 30 %

5 96 to Slst

March, 1908,

then 15 %













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Ta/rif Changes and Ctutomi Regulations.


The " Cape of Good Hoj)e Goverament Gazettes " for 15th, 19th, and

f, , 22nd November last, respectively, contain Cus-

i^*^"** toms Notices (Nos. 59-62) giving the following

ecuiOBS. Tariflf decisions which have been issued by the

Board of Control, for general information, respecting the rates of

duty leviable on various articles imported into the South African

Customs Union: —

Rebate aUowed

upon Goods, the


produce or manu-

Articles and how claased.


Rates of Duty.

faotureof the

United Kingdom

and redprooating


No. 59.

Acetylene gas generators...

98 B


-^^3% ad val.

•Ayer's cherry pectoral and Ayer's sarsa-

parilia when containing less than 3 ;

per cent, of alcohol and having the
formula on bottle


15% »

3% „

Drainage pipes, zinc, for ventilating


♦Shredded wheat


15% n

3% n

17 A (2)

2/6 per 100 lbs.

U. per 100 lbs.

•Triscuit 17 a (2)

2/6 „

3rf. t» jt

Woollen scarves, other than squares ...


16 % ad val.

^% ad val.

No. 60.

Disinfectants manufactured byMcDougal


Carbolic acid (liquid) and fluid car-



15% „

3% «

"A" soluble powder


Carbolic fluid, Nos. 5 and 6

[ 79


3% „

3% „

Kudo-bacteria powder

Non-poisonous purifier, No. 9

No. 61.

Account books

43 B

25% „

3% „

Note.— The term account book will

include any book of which the j

pages are so ruled that ir. is clearly |

intended for use as an account

book. 1

No. 62. j
Fruit wrapping paper, printed on ... : 43 A

i 25 % o^ ral.
1 or 2d, per lb.
*\ whichever is
' the greater

[n „




1 43 B

26 % ad val.

3% „
3% „

•Paraldehyde i 176

15^0 »

* Revised decision.

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[Deo. 19, 199f.

Tariff Changes and Customs RegtdaJUom.






With reference to the notice which appeared on p. 417 of the
** Board of Trade Journal " for 29th August
last rcspecting the introduction of a Bill into
the Legislative Council proposing to repeal the
Customs Duties Ordinance of 1903,* and to
empower the Govemor-in-Coundl to alter by
Order the Customs Tariff of the Colony, the Board of Trade have
now received a copy of an Ordinance (No. 25 of 1907) which gives
effect to the above proposal from 8th November last.


The Board of Trade are in receipt, through the Foreign Office,
. ^ . of information to the effect that the following

T '^StM^ alterations, which are to come into force on the
lare Ka . Ist January next, have recently been authorised

by the Bundesrat in respect ot the tare allowances on certain

articles imported into Germany : —






Tare Rates in Percentage
of Gross Weight.



From Ist
Jan., 1908.

208 Condensed milk in blocks .



Brass nipples for bicycles ...




The Board of Trade are in receipt, through the Foreign Office, of a
translation of an Ordinance of the Governor of
German East Africa, dated 11th October last,
adding barbed wire to the list of articles which
are exempted from duty on importation into the

Admission of
Barbed Wire.



The Board of Trade are in receipt, through the Foreign Office,
of a translation of an Ordinance of the Governor
of Togoland, dated 20th September last, im-
posing an import duty of 5 marks per 100
kilogs. on fish of African origin, dried, salted,
smoked, roasted, boiled or baked.

The same Ordinance also provides for the
duty-free importation of coins and money

tokens (Geldzeichen) of French currency up to the individual value

of 20 marks.

* The effect of this repeal is to only allow the free importation of " machinerj
for agricultural and industrial purposes " nnder the original Ordinance of 1900,
instead of all classes of machinery, as provided for in the amendinir Ordinance
of 1903. ^ f 6

Imposition of
Import Duty on
certain kinds of
Fish, and Duty-
free Admission of
i^ench Coins, &c.

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Tariff Changes and CvMoms ReguUxUans.


The following is the substance of some Decisions affecting the
Castoms application of the United States Customs Tariff,

DeclBlons which have recently been issued by the Treasury

Department at Washington : —


of the Tariff
under which


Rate of Duty.

Carlon dUcs for use in the construction of
electrical instruments but not for electric

• lighting

[This reverses a previous decision reported
at p. 128 of the *» Board of Trade Journal " for
19th January, 1905.]

Cotton and flax etaminet of whatever colour,
whether in the piece or otherwise, and voiles
or veilings

Automobile reilings.^Silk fabrics 65 centimetres
wide, which are of a light texture, have fancy
borders, and are generally used in making veils
for motoring, dutiable as silk veilings

Womffn*s collart made of silk braid or cord or of
both, dutiable under the specific provision in
paragraph 390 of the Tariff for articles of
wearing apparel made wholly or in chief value
of silk. When appliqu^^ed they fall within the
provision for appliqu^ed articles as well

Type metal, — ^An alloy in chief part of lead, con-
taining 9 per cent, of antimony, dutiable as
type metal

Agate hearings. — Small pieces of agate, cut,
polished, and grooved, in preparation for their
destined use as scale bearing, dutiable as
** manufactures of agate . . . not specially

provided for *'

[This reverses a previous decision reported at
p. 25 of the " Boanl of Trade Journal " for
4th April, 1907.1

Hand'inade surfaee'Coated paper ^ dutiable as
hand-made paper, not as suiiace-coated paper
not specially provided for

[This reverses a previous decision reported at
p. 26 of the "Board of Trade Journal" for
4th April, 1907.]
Collars and cuffs in sets to be attached to women's
garments, made of cotton braids sewn together
by hand and ornamented with cotton cords and
cotton threads, dutiable as wearing apparel " in

imitation of lace "

[This reverses a decision reported at p. 226 of
the "Board of Trade Journal" for 2nd May,

Sec. 6





20<^ad vol,
60% „

eoo/a „

60% „

11} cents per
lb. for the
ilead con-

50 % ad vol.

\ 3J cents per

lb. and
25% ad ral.


Chopaka (Washington) has been designated a sut-port of entry
New SuVport of Entry. ^" *'^« ^'^^^'^^ "^ ^"g^* ^""'^•^^^^1^

uigiiizea oy v^jOOy LC

576 THE BOABD OP TEADE JOTTSNAL. [Dec. 19, 1907.

Tanijf Changes cmd CtiHams ReffulaHoM.


With reference to the notice which appeared at p. 128 of the

^^ " Board of Trade Journal " for the 18th July

TV ihn °^ f ^®* ^^ *^^ subject of an agreement between the

i^A^ T **^ rljuA B,u88ian and Chinese Governments, relating to the

oooos po openincf of Customs houses on the Muichnrian

KHSBia Dy through the Foreign OfiBce, of information to

the eflfect that, in accordance with a further arrangement between
the two Governments, goods conveyed by the Chinese Eastern
Railway from Russia to China are to pay two-thirds of the Treaty
Tariff rates so long as they remain within the fixed areas of the
railway stations. If conveyed thence to other parts of Manchuria;
they are to pay the remaining one-third of the Treaty Tariff rates.
If they are transported into China proper, a transit duty of
one-half of the Treaty Tariff rates will be levied, i.e., the goods
will be in exactly the same position with regard to the payment of
duties as goods imported into China by sea.



H.M. Minister at Copenhagen reports the inauguration on the lOth

Iff !?• !•• November of the new fishing harbour at Skagen

new JTisni^ (*^® Skaw). The work, which cost 79,460t, has

^^ Sta * ^ taken three and a half years to complete. The

harbour is provided with two moles (1,600 and

1 ,700 feet long) which run out into the open sea. The entrance

between these moles is 200 feet broad. At the extremity of each

mole is a light and a small protected arm behind which small boats

can moor. Two cross moles divide the harbour into two basins of

unequal size and from the quay a so-called centre pier projects

which is provided with slips. The depth of water is stated to be

from 12 to 14 feet.


H.M. Consul at Cherbourg (Mr. M. E. Lofbus) has forwarded a
W Pil tftir translation of the new pilotage tariff for that

Tariff for^^ port, recently revised and greatly reduced by
rh im ^^^ French Gt)vernment. The new tariff came

tneroourg:. .^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ December. The transla-

tion may be seen at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the
Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.C.

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Dec. 19, 1907. | THE BQASD OF TRADE JOURNAL. 577

Shipping and Transport.


H.M. CJonsul at Bangkok (Mr. W. R. D. Beckett) has forwarded a

RAiwirt ^^P^ ^^ *^® Administration Report on the traffic

a« ♦^ •i^'^ ^^ ^^® Royal State Railways in Siam for the year

• 1906^*^* ended Slst March, 1907, in which the Director-

^ General states that the financial results of the

year's working have been most satisfactory. There were increases in

both passenger and goods traffic, the latter indicating a wider use

each year of the railway by the agricultural community in sending

their produce to Bangkok. The total length of line under traffic

remained the same as in 1905-6, viz., 423*79 kilometres of standard

gauge and 151*05 kilometres of metre gauge. Operations are,

however, being rapidly pushed forward upon the Northern line and

upon a new Eastern line, the present objective of which is the town

of Chachumg-Sao on Petrui, lying 64 kilometres due east of

Bangkok, and the centre of a fertile rice-producing delta. The

Director-General anticipates that during 1907 an additional 138

kilometres will be opened for traffic on the Northern line, thus

taking railhead to Pitsanulok, and the Bangkok-Petrui line will

also be opened.


Referring to the notice on pp. 322-3 of the " Board of Trade

P^., , Journal*' for 16th August, 1906, the following

Cmistrncti ^^ ^\ particulars relating to railways under construc-

Pr 'tusttA *^ *^^^ *°^ projected in Ecuador, are taken from

^^ ' the recently published report of H.M. Consul

at Guayaquil (Mr. A. Oartwright) : —

** The Puerto Bolivar and Machala Railway advanced slowly
during the years 1906-07 into the cocoa districts of the province,
and has continued, to render good service in bringing down the
products to the sea-port.

** None of the other railways projected [with the exception
of the Quito railroad] has been advanced in aijy way. The
Huigra to Cuenca railroad project (see ** Board of Trade
Journal," 28th March, p. 643) has apparently been abandoned by
the original projectors ; the works on the road to Chone, in the
Bahia cocoa district, though they were actually commenced with
public funds, have been abandoned, and the small amount of
material, &c., imported for them has been left exposed to loss and
damage from climatic efiects and from theft. Absolutely nothing
has been done so far as regards the Guraray railroad (towards the
Amazons district), the Santa Rosa to Zaruma road, or the roads
from Guayaquil to Salinas, and from Manta to Santa Ana."
(Foreign Office^ Annual Series^ 3,946.)

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578 THE BOABD OF TBABE J0T7BNAL. [Dec. 19, 1907.


Referring to the notice on p. 326 of the ** Board of Trade Journal "

of 14th November, respecting the discovery of

Mtnganese. a deposit of manganese at Fiiield (N.S.W.),*the

" Sydney Morning Herald " describes another

deposit about 18 miles from Orange (N.S.W.), which is being

worked by a syndicate, in the following terms : —

" It is an outcropping manganese lode, beneath which is a red
oxide of iron formation 2 ft. 6 in. in width in the form of fairly
fine powder. The surface formation is said to carry about 75 per
cent, of manganese, 2 dwt. of gold, and 4 ozs. to 5 ozs. of silver ;
the red oxide shows traces only of gold and silver. The powdery
deposit is in two distinct seams of colouration — one purple and the
other brown. Portion of the deposit is intermixed with small
lenticular veins of unoxidised red hematite, and is said, when
ground up, to be richest in colouration. The Standard Paint Co.,
of Sydney, are experimenting with a parcel of eight tons of the
material for paint manufacture, and the syndicate is said to be in
negotiation with a German company to take a shipment of manga-
nese, while other orders have been received. Some copper has
been disclosed in the assays. Very little development work has been
done on the property so far, but the assay value proclaims the
deposit as being a valuable one.**


The following particulars of the tin-mining industry of Northern
Nigeria are extracted from a report by Mr. James

Tin Industry. Scott, C.E , contained in the report on the Colony
for 1906-7, recently issued by the Colonial
Office :—

The Bauchi Tin Field is situated on the western boundary of
the Province of Bauchi, in the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria,
and extends into the Province of Zaria. The presence of tin in
this district has evidently been known to the natives for a consider-
able time, and they have smelted it on a small scale for many years.

The total output of black tin (cassiterite containing 65 per cent, to
70 per cent, metal) from the Naraguta Tin Mines for the 12 months
ending 31st January, 1907, was nearly 130 tons. The total output
of tin smelted at the mine from the above for the eight months
ending 3l8t December, 1906, was nearly 23^ tons. The quantity
of black tin in stock at 31st January, 1907, was about 42 tons.

The total quantity of tin exported from Northern Nigeria during
the year ending 31st December, 1906, amounted to 12 tons (11 tons
ingots and 1 ton sands).

The progress of the tin mining industry is greatly handicapped
by the very primitive methods of transport. The black tin and

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Minerals, MetaUj and Mcufhinery.

ingots are carried from the mines to Loko, on the river Benue, almost
entirely by carriers, who are only able to carry a bag of black tin
weighing 62 lb., or an ingot weighing 65 lb. The distance is about
190 miles and the journey takes 12 days. The Kano-Baro railway
will at once give a new and shorter route, and in time no doubt
the rail will run to the Bauchi highlands, and so bring the mining
district within a couple of days of the Niger River.

Until the supply of water in the mining district is conserved by
the construction of dams so as to enable the mining company to
carry on operations throughout the year, the mining industry can-
not assume large proportions. However, it is understood that the
Niger Company are at present considering the question of con-
structing a large dam or series of dams across the Kogin Delimi
above the present workings, whereby they would obtain an almost
unlimited water supply. (Colonial Reports, Annual^ No. 551.)


H.M. Consul-General at Marseilles (Mr. M. C. Gumey, M.V.O.)
• ... ^ reports the arrival at that port of the
mportationor ^^ ,, Rhodesian " from Newport News, Virginia,
"coIj^ with a cargo of 3,800 tons of American coal.

M 6ill ^^ ^^ understood that the coal was consigned to

the largest importers of English coal at Mar-
seilles under the order of the Marseilles Gas Company, and consisted
of gas coal of the quality usually imported from the Tyne. The
price paid was 22s. per ton, c.i.f. Marseilles, of which about 7s. was
the cost of freight and other charges, as far as can be ascertained.

In 1900 considerable business commenced to be done in the
importation of American coal, and in 1901 200,000 tons were
imported. The importation fell, however, in 1902 to 14,000 tons
and discontinued entirely in 1903, since when there have been no
signs of Revival until the present case. This consignment of
American coal is considered locally to be an isolated instance and
not likely to prove profitable, but should prices rise above their
present level there is little doubt, says Mr. Gumey, that further
shipments may be expected from the same quarter.


According to a report by the United States Geological Survey the
- year 1906 witnessed a marked revival of the

S?^"^»^ American manganese industry, the output ex-

Productton. ceeding that of 1905, 1904 and 1903, and
closely approaching the production of 1902. In 1906 the produc-
tion of manganese ores amounted to 6,921 tons (of 2,240 lb.),
valued at 88,132 dols.. as compared with 4,118 tons, valued at

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Minerals, MetaU, and MaeUmery.


36,214 dols., in 1905. All of this increase came from Virginia and
Utah, for no other States produced any notable quantity of man-
ganese in 1906.

In addition to the output of relatively high grade manganese
ores, there is in Arkansas and Colorado a very important production
of iron ores carrying 20 to 40 per cent, of manganese. Ores of this
class amounted to 41,300 tons, valued at 122,400 dols., in 1906, as
compared with 49,158 tons, valued at 117,139 dols., in 1905.

Besides the manganese ores and manganiferous iron ores, an
im}jortant source of manganese in recent years has been the resi-
dual ]>roduct from certain zinc oxide works using New Jersey ores.
The ciMde ore as shipped to the zinc oxide plant consists of a
mixtun* of franklinite and willemite, the former being predominant
After ro-isting off the bulk of the zinc the residue is a mass of
mangane^j^ and iron oxides. The production of this manganiferous
residuum in 1906 was 93,461 tons, as compared with 90,289 tons
in 1905.

The prodv ction of ferromanganese and spiegeleisen in the United
States in 1906 amounted to 300,500 tons, as compared with
289,983 tons in 1905.

The Geological Survey also report the production in the United

rimg8t€n ^^ tungsten ores, estimated at about 348,867

^^ ^^\. ^^"^ dols. in value. The output for the year is a

uction. g^j^ ^£ J25 tons, or 15*56 per cent, in quantity,

and of 80,191 dols. or 29 per cent, in value over the known production

of 1905. Boulder County, Colorado, produced 565 tons, valued at

221,627 dols.

During 1906 the actual production of vanadium from its ores
was begun in Colorado, and a small output was made. A reduc-
tion plant was established at Newmire, and another plant, at which
some vanadium concentrates were made, was put up on Dolores
River. A company have built a plant at Pittsburg, Pa., for the
manufacture of ferro- vanadium from ores imported from near Cerro
de Pasco, Peru. The ore is a remarkable new sulphide of vanadium,
called patronite, containing about 15 per cent, of vanadium. The
deposits are said to be large.

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Dec. 19, 1907.] THE BOABD OV TRADE JOX7KSAL. 581



According to the New York ** Journal of Commerce," the sisal
n 1^' # « 1 hemp producers of Tucatan have formed
tomDine or Sliai themselves into a Joint Stock Company. They
Aomp woaucers. ^^^ j^ Merida on 8th November, and elected a
manager v^ith instructions to provide for the financing of the new
Association by arranging credits in Mexican and foreign banks and
in other ways. Growers are to make all deliveries direct to the
Association at central points and on such deliveries are to receive
an advance of two- thirds of the value of their hemp.

It is said that the National Bank of Mexico has agreed to advance
the Association a sum sufficient to enable them to warehouse hemp
until such time as the United States manufacturers of rope and
twine come to terms. The State of Yucatan has practically a
monopoly of the production amounting annually to about 600,000
bales of 860 lb. each.



The prices of British com per quarter of 8 bushels, as received
from the ins{>ectors and officers of Excise
Com Prices. in the week ended the 14th December, 1907,
were as follows : —

Wheat S48. 8d.

Barley 27«. Od,

Oats ... ... 18^. bd.

For further particulars see p. 585.

A statement is published on p. 586, showing the quantities of

T rf f A • *^® various descriptions of agricultural produce

v^ 1 •D*-*,^^" imported into the United Kingdom during the

cultural Produce, ^^j^ ^^^^^ ^j^^ j^^j^ December, 1907, as well

as of the imports during the corresponding week of 1906.


H.M. Minister at Lisbon reports that, in spite of this year s vintage

- . . . ^ - having been scanty in quantity as well as poor

TT' rv.i*i +4 ^^ quality, the stocks of wine existing in Por-

vme uoitivation. ^^^^j ^^ ^^ j^^^^ ^j^^^ ^j^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^

production continue to be severely felt. In order to confine the
cultivation of the vine as far as possible to districts where the soil
and climatic conditions are most favourable, and to encourage the
sowing of wheat and maize, a Decree has been drawn up by the
Government, and published in the ** Diario do Governo," suspending
for three years the plantation of new vines at loss than 50 metres
above the sea level within the hydrographic basins of the Minho,
Lima, Cavado, Douro, Youga, Mondego, Liz, Sisandro, Tagus,
Sado, Mira, and Guadiana.

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582 THS BOABD OF T&ADE JOURNAL. [Dec. 19, 1907.



H.M. Congul at Palermo (Mr. S. J. A. Churchill, M.V.O.) reports

Pr ti f *^* *^® green fruit trade (citrog) in oranges

a ^P it *^^ lemons shows prospects of a more abundant

T?ad ^^^ ^^*"^ ^*®* season. The fruit is small and

about a month late in development. There will

probably be a scarcity of the large-sized lemon. Good business is

being done in " scarti " (refuse fruit) for the making of by-products.

Mr. Churchill adds that a new company has been formed for the

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