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*' malt extract." The country of origin must also be stated.

No.966.— This Order, dated 24th July, 1907, states that watch chains

are imported wrapped in tissue paper, but with

Jewellery. each dozen or half-dozen chains attached to a

metal ring. Each ring has a tag bearing the

trade description of the chains.

The Government state that the application of the trade descrip-
tion in this manner will be accepted, provided each chain is hall
marked or stamped in accordance with Regulation 6 (2) h.

No 976.— This order of 28th August last, cancels Order 916 of
WMtA and Rftd ^*'^ May, 1907,* and substitutes the following
j^, regulation :

" Whenever white or red lead is adulterated
with chloride of barium or other adulterant, the trade description,
if any, must be qualified by the word * reduced.' "



♦ Sec "Board of Trade Joamal," for 27th JuQe, 1907.



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Tariff Clumges and Customs Regulaiians.

AUSTRALIAN COMMOHyfBAl/rH-continued.

No. 972.— It is notified in this Order, dated 12th August, 1907, that

it has been decided not to lulow the term

Cognac Brandy. *' Cognac " to be applied to Australian brandies.

With regard to imported brandies a request has

been made that the term *' Cbgnac '* may be restricted to brandy

distilled from pure grape wine in the district of Cognac in France,

but pending consideration of the question by the French Govern*

ment, no such resolution can be approved for the present.

SOUTH AFRICA.

The "Transvaal Government Gazette" for 20th September last
contains a Government Notice (No. 638 of
1907), dated 9th September, 1907, givinjg the
following classifications and tariff* decisions

which have been agreed upon by the Principal OflBcers of Customs

to the South African Customs TJnion : —



Cnstomi
Dediions.



Articles.


Item on
Tariff.


Rates of Duty.


Rebate aUowed
on Goods, th«

Qxe United
Kingdom

Ool<5iiet.


PlimsollB and riippere


42


. I6%adval
with a minimam per pair of —
Men's, 9^. per pair
Women's, 6d, „
Children's, Sd. „
The classiftcation is to be

as follows —
Men's, size 6 and oyer,

9^. per pair
Women's, size 2 and over,

6d. per pair
Children's—
Male, below men's sizes,

Sd. per pair

Female, below women's

sizes... M, per pair

[Note.— The measurements

are to be English standard

sizes.]

Slippers of -all descriptions

" Boocs and Shoes," as are
also " Plimsolls " and
Chinese footwear, and
ordinarily the sizes men-
tioned in the above item
shall apply to them, but
when tkey are of snch a
nature as will not render
it clearly apparent by
what sex or age they could


3%adv4U.



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219



Tariff Changes and Customs Regulations.


SOUTH AFRlCA-continued.








Bebete allowed








r on Goods, the


Articles.


Item on
TarifE.


Bates of Duty.


produce of
the United
Kingdom

Colonies.






or would be worn, then








they are to be classed aa
follows —

Children's, up to and in-
cluding size 3.

Women's, over size 8 to 6.

Men's, size over 6.




Containers, embossing and


... .


All tins and other recep-




kbelling of net weights




tacles containing ingre-




thereon




dients liable to a rated
duty and to which the
general note to the tariff
is applicable must bear
indelibly stamped in the
vessel as well as printed
across the label the actual
weight of the contents,
otherwise duty will be
levied on the reputed




, School requisites, whether




weights or measures.




imported for Government








•chools or otherwise


Ill


3% ad ml


3% ad vol.


Souvenir books


160


Free,


-.


Bspeseed ...


166


Free.





Capsules for wine bottles...


175


15% ad vol.


3% ad vah
3% ,,


Aladdin lamps


175


15% „


Bnbber solution — ^used for








jointing of electric wire








or cables, imported in








tins or larger receptacles








(but not tubes)


9di


3% „
15 % „


3% „
3% ,.


finlphurous ether


175





BASUTOLAND.

The " Natal Government Gazette " for 24th September last contains
llmort "D tv ^ Government Notice (No. 558 of 1907) notify-
^^ ^ ing that a Proclamation is being issued by the

. f, , High Commissioner, with effect from Ist Octo-

Angora wats. ^^^ ^^^^^ imposing an export duty of lOOZ.
upon every Angora ram or ewe exported from Basutoland, except
to Colonies and Territories having similar legislation.

It is farther stated that as Basutoland comes under the provisions
of the Natal Act, No. 12 of 1901 (for which see the " Board of
Trade Journal" for 8th May, 1902), Angora rams and ewes may,
with effect from 1st October last, be taken to and from Basutoland
without the payment of any duty.



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Tariff Changes and Customs Regulations.

EGYPT.

lie "Journal Officiel" for the 16th October contains the follow
revised valuation tariff for use in assefi
import duties on iron and steel manufacti
The tariff was to come into force on
16th October and is to remain in operatioi
a period of three months (until 15th Jani

908) or until denunciation : —



Sevised

Valuation Tariff

6r Iron and Steel

Mannfactoret.



Articles.


Valnation per kilogrami


Former.


New




MiUi^mes. f


MUliem



ron and steel plates, ordinary, without mark (J),
^-inch thick and upwards :
British, and similar gooils from all other

countries

Belgian or German, and similar goods from

all other countries

ron and steel bars and angles, "Y and y, without
mark ({) :
British, and similar goods from all other

countries

Belgian or German, and similar goods from

all other countries

ron bars, Swedish

ron, pig ...

ron hoops

„ with holes

teel hoops

„ with holes

ralvanised sheets (B.G., 16 to 26)

falvanized corrugated sheets (B.G., 16 to 26) ...

Ordinary cast-iron pipes and fittings

tuds (Benwiirs) new

)) }) old

„ small

fails (French), 15 by 85 to 24 by 200

i-on and iteel girders :

British, and similar goods from all other

countries

Belgian or German, and similar goods from
all other countries



7
6ft



6A


^


101


m


3A


Si*


'A


7/


8,V


»i


8


8


8A


8^


14


14


13


13


ad valorem


ad volo


26


26


21


21


26


25


lOJ


io»


6^


5l!


6A


6^



6J

6/



W



* Duty is leviable on these valuations at the rate of 8 per cent. The Ei
3n is taken as equivalent to 1,016 kilogs.

t 1,000 milli^mes = £E 1 = U. 0«. 6^.

} The duties on iron and steel wares bearing special marks are le^
i valorem. The following are not regarded as special marks : — Siemens-M
. M. Thomas, the names of manufacturers without crown-brands, or with a i
rown-brand, provided they do not indicate a special quality, »s also all
larks of which notice is given by the importers and which are accepted b
and by the Customs.

Iron tubes for gas, water and steam, and fittings therefor,
ron tubes for boilers, are assessed at various rates in accord
dth certain trade lists from which discounts are alio



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Tariff Changes and Customs Regtdations.



EG Y l^n^—eontinned,
Particalars with regard to these lists and discounts may be seen at
the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade,
73, Basinghall Street, E.G.

The Egyptian " Journal OfBciel " for the 12th October contains the
following revised Valuation Tariff for use in
assessing import duties on petroleum, which
came into force on the 16th October, and is to
remain in operation until the 15th February,

1908, or until denunciation : —



Beyised
Yalnation Tariff
for Petroleum.



Description.



Unit.



Valaation.*



American petroleum ...
Safety petroleum
Russian pctrolenm

Rusgian and American petro-
leominbttlk

Roumanian petroleom in bulk..



( Per case

] Per can (not in caae)

Per case

( Per case (containing two cans)...
( Per can (not in case)

IPer 66 lbs
or
Per ton of 1,000 kilogrammes ...
Per 66 lbs

( Per ton of 1,000 kilogrammes ...



Milli^mes.t
195
824
270
196
82|
120

4,010
105

3,506



* Duty is leviable on these valaations at the rate of 4 per cent. [See '* Journal **
for nth January, 1906, p. 70.]
1 1,000 milli^mess: £E1 =: II, Of, 6i.

Note — ^The above valuations include the cost of the cans (taken
as 22^ milli^mes each).

GERMANY-GERMAN NEW GUINEA.

llie Board of Trade are in receipt, through the Foreign Office, of
a translation of a notice issued by the Governor
of German New Guinea, on Ist August, to the
effect that all goods coming from abroad and
destined for the German Solomon Islands must
pass the Customs at Kieta. Goods sent with-
out a through bill of lading may only be shipped
from the port of importation to Eieta after the bills of lading have
been stamped by the Customs Authorities in that port.

TURKEY.

The Board of Trade are in receipt, through the Foreign OflSce, of
information to the effect that a circular, dated
15/28th May, 1907, was issued by the Turldsh
P ittMl Government to all the Custom Houses of the

Empire allowing the entry of pure cotton seed

oil from America which does not contain injurious matter.



CofltomB

Clearance of Gk>od8

dettiiied for the

Cferman Solomon

Islands.



Entry of Pure
Cotton Seed Oil



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222 THE BOAHD OF TRADE JOUIINAL. [Oct. 31, 19

SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT.

RUSSIA.

With reference tx) the notice on p. 131 of the " Board of Tra
_,, - - Journal" of the 17th October, relating to t

thltr2tll f ^*"*^*® ^^ Kertch, it should be noted that t
v ^^ V ^ equivalent of 7 copeks, therein stated as 13«. 4
Kertcn: Erratum, ^j^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^y^^ farthings).

NETHERLANDS.

H.M. Minister at The Hague has forwarded a memorandum on t

-^^ . subject of the deepening of the waterway frc

sSttTd^ Rotterdam to the North Sea. The amount

W t^J*"^ 35,000Z. originally assigned to this work in t

waterway. estimates for the financial year 1907 was su

sequently increased to 77,000Z. In submitting the propoa

increase to the Second Chamber the Minister of Public Works Is

stress upon the necessity for rendering the Port of Kott«rdi

Ebccessible to vessels of the same draught as will be admitted ii

the Suez Canal when the works of improvement there shall ha

been completed.

The required depth of 26^ feet at low water, which will enal
ships drawing 29^ feet to proceed to Rotterdam without dischai
ing part of their cargo at the Hook of Holland, already exists o\
ft length of 24 kilometres. The remaining 9 kilometres, dist
buted over 13 sections of the waterway, will have to be deepen
by dredging, the cost of which is estimated at from 83,0001.
125,000Z. In order to maintain this depth it is intended to incres
bhe force of the tidal currents in the waterway by lengthening t
Zuiderhoofd, and further by removing, by means of dredging
part of the Zuidwal. The cost of these latter works is estimat
at from 145,000J. to 165,000Z. The whole work would requi
three or four years to complete.

A map showing the proposed improvements in the waterw
may be inspected at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of t
Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.

COLOMBIA.

With reference to the notice on p. 319 of the " Board of Tra

-. . Journal " of the 15th August last, relative tc

-?? ^^ report on the trade routes to Bogota, describe

^'^^** the present position of the routes between t

^agdalena River and the Capital, the Board of Trade have nc

received, through the Foreign Office, from H.M. Minister at Bogoi

I copy of a report on the railways of Colombia.

It appears from the report that the total length of ezistii
railways in Colombia amounts to 660^ kilometres, while conoc
dons have been granted for the construction of further lines
I total length of 2,526 kilometres. Details of these concessions a
^ven in the report, which may be seen at the Commercial Intel
j^nce Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Stre<
London, B.C. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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223



[NERALS, METALS AND MACHINERY.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA.



AbrmsiTe
Corundum.



appears from '* A Review of Mining Operations in the State of
South Australia during the year ended 80th
June, 1907/' issued by the South Australian
Ministry of Mines, that the Government Geo-
ist examined a find of abrasive corundum, made near Mounts
b and Painter, in the Flinders Range, south of the Yudnamutana
brict. It is stated that the deposit is a remarkable one, and
t large quantities of corundum suitable for abrasive purposes
lid be obtained from it if required. Fragments of sapphire,
»y, emerald, and red transparent rutile were found in the
iples tested, and the presence of monazite was also detected.

3 '' Review " gives the following statistics of the output and
iri Aral value of the various metals and minerals pro-

. ^, . . duced in South Australia during the years





-




1905.


1906.




Quantity.


Value.


Quantity.


Value.








£




£


per


cwt.


180,959


426,511


164,160*


718,608»


d




M


1,040


369


1,000


550


rr :::




tons


2,563


28,434


t


t




oz.


10,983


45,853


13,961


58,463


ifltone




tons


84,483


48,577


75,226


38,852


lestone




)t


44,498


4,791


31,940


4,791


t




»»


32,500


13,000


55,000


27,500


er metals and minerals ...







1,261





1.263


Total





568,796





845,018


* Inclndli


ig copper


ore.




t Include


d in copper





NORWAY.

ith reference to the notice on p. 133 of the



Sydvaraiiger

ron Company,

Limited*



Board of Trade
Journal " of 17th October respecting the Sydvar-
anger Iron Company, Limited (Norwegian),
H.M. Consul at Christiania ^r. F. E.
Drummond-Hay) reports that at a Greneral
«ting of the Shareholders held there on the 2l8t October the
^posal of the Directory to take up a loan of 12,000,000 kroner
i to increase the capital by issuing new shares to the amount of
00,000 kroner was agreed to.

Kronessli. li</.



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224 THE BOAHD OF TEADE JOURNAL. [Oct. 31, 1907.

Minerals^ Metals, and Machinery.

FRANCE-ALGERIA.

The Acting British Consul-General at Algiers (Hon. H. C. Dundas),

..... in his report for 1906, writing on the subject of

Aining mining concessions in Algeria, states that no

fresh concessions were granted daring the year

in the Departments of Algiers and Oran ; two concessions were

granted in the Department of Constantine, viz., Heliopolis-

Bokedeman. The number of existing concessions in Algeria that

are being worked is 85, 9 of them being in Oran, 20 in Algiers,

and 56 in Constantine. The Acting Consul-General gives the

following particulars of these mines : —

Oran. — Zinc and lead : Djebel-Masser, Djebel-Marzis. Iron :
Bab-M'Teurba, Dar Rih. Camerata.

Algiers. — Zinc and lead: Guerrouma. Zinc: Djahamama,
Ouarsenis. Iron : Ain Oudrer.

Constantine. — Zinc and lead: Mesloula, Ouasta, Kef-Bekma,
Djebel-Soubella, Tiou-Knine, Chellala, Fedj-m*kamen, Kef-semmah,
Hammam-N'Bails, Djebel-Z'Dim, Chabet-Mazeli, Ain-Arko, Dra-
Sfa, Djebel-Felten, M'Cid-Aicha, Ain-Kechera, Djendeli, Afoural,
JJou-Cherf, Ain-Roua, Sidi-Roumain. Iron : Ain-Mokra, Bou-
Hamra, Timezrit. Iron and zinc: Djebel-Aiiini Copper: Ain-
Babar, Tadergount, Les Achaiches, Ouenza. Pyrites of iron :
Ain Sedma. Mercury : Taghit. Sulphur : Heliopolis.

Oran. — At Ain-Zeft, petroleum.

Algiers. — ^The mine at Ain-Oudrer has again been opened,
and the iron extracted is satisfactory.

The Djebel Hadid mine (iron) is also again being openei The
concessions of Sakamody yield zinc, and Liarrath, iron. The iron
and copper mine of Ben-Aquil is expected to yield good results.
(Foreign Office^ Anntcal Series, 3,935.)

The *' Bulletin de I'Office du Gouvemement General de TAlg^rie "

Vh li til f states that authorization has been granted to

^I?* ^ M. Albert Roux, of Constantine, to prospect

for phosphate of lime in the ** doaar " Ouled-

Sellem, district of Constantine.



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the total

. , ,, production of asphalt in the United States in

ikTS^^L 190^ amounted to 138,059 tons (of 2,000 lb.),

Koaucnon. ^^^^^^ ^^ 1,290,340 dols.,as against 11 5,265 tons,

valued at 758,153 dols., in 1905, an increase in 1906 of 20 per

cent, in quantity and of 70 per cent, in value. The production of

the several varieties in 1906 is shown in the following table : —



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Minerals, Metals, and Maehinery.



; Quantity.


Valne.


••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• •••

■efined, or gam

naltha

••• ••• ••• ••• ••> ••• •..

••• «•• ••• ••• ••• ••• •••


Tons of

2,000 lb.

24,086

2,543

24,178

9,900

\ 12,947 ,

1,952
62,454


Dole.

70,686

24,158

341,106
86,750

159,960

16,482
591,248


Total


138.059


1,290,340



lEines.

orkiog
as 302,



MEXICO.

g to the New York ** Engineering and Mining Journal,"
the Department of Fomento of Mexico has
recently issued a statement to the effect that
there are in the Republic more than 1,000
principally for copper. Of these the State of
Sonora 234, Michoacan 95, Lower California 65,
la 53, and Durango 51. The properties of Jalisco are,
comparatively small and the production light, so that for
;he State of Sonora with its Cananea camp is first, while
alifomia, with the Boleo Copper Company, comes next,
er company, which sends all its shipments to Europe, is
more than 25,000 tons of ore and producing about
) lb. of copper per month. The latest reports from this
of Lower California are to the effect that rich placer
8 being found on the Rio Tia Juana, about 80 miles
t of San Diego, Cal., and that a large Los Angeles company
ing to start dredging operations.



AGRICULTURE.



UNITED KINGDOM.

es of British com per quarter of 8 bushels, as received
from the inspectors and officers of Excise in

Mces. the week ended the 26th October, 1907, were
as follows : —



Wheat


... 35«.


9d.


Barley


... 275.


2d.


Oats


... 185.


7d.


rther particulars see p. 232.







lent is published on p. 233, showing the quantities of
^ . , the various descriptions of agricultural produce
D ^^" imported into the United Kingdom during the
Produce. ^^^ ^^^^ ^j^^ 26th October, 1907, as well
imports during the corresponding week of 1906.



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AgricuUuTe.



BAHAMAS.

The report on the Bahamas, recently issued by the Colonial Office,
contains an appendix by the Curator of the
Sisal Coltiyation. Botanic Gardens, in which it is stated that the
prospects of sisal there are most encouraging.
Sisal cultivation is steadily increasing, 25,000 acres being now under
cultivation.. The fibre produced is of good quality and strength,
although there are still complaints about short and badly-cleaned
fibre. As much as six cents per pound has been obtained during
the greater part of the year for hand-cleaned fibre, while 8 and 9
cents are common figures for machine-cleaned. 3,867,034 lbs.,
valued at 40,140Z., were exported in 1906, as against 3,040,045 lbs.,
valued at 37,522Z., in 1905. {Colonicd Office, Annual, 543.)

ITALY-SICILY.

With reference to the notice on p. 477 of the " Board of Trade
Journal " of 5th September, respecting sumach
prospects in Sicily, H.M. Consul at Palermo
(Mr. S. J. A. Churchill, M.V.O.) reports that
prices are fallingowing to the fear that foreign buyers are shy of
the product. The banks which are in possession of important
stocks on which advances were made are also seeking buyers.
Their stocks consist of last year's crop. Limited quantities are
being bought at 22-23 lire for the mascolino and 18-19 lire for
the femminello per 100 kilos, free at the mill in Palermo.



Sumaeh ICarket
at Palermo.



With regard to the citrus industry Mr. Churchill reports that
the local association of lemon growers— the
Meridionale — has ceased to exist.



Citrus Industry.



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

H.M. Consul at Portland, Oregon (Mr. J. Laidlaw) reports that it
Grajn Harvests ^® ^^^ possible to give fairly correct estimates



of Oregon,

Washington, and

Idaho.



of the grain harvests of his Consular District.
The yield of wheat is the largest on record and
the quality generally above the average. Heavy
and continued rains during the month of
September reduced the (quality of marketable wheat to a consider-
able extent. The following figures taken from the '^ Commercial
Review " are believed to be conservative : —





Wheat.


Oats.


Barley.


Oregon

WMhington

Idaho...


Bushels.

19,050,000

38.000,000

«,350,000


Bushels.

8,500,000

12,000,000

5,000,000


Bushels.
1,760,000
7,500,000
3,000,000




63,400,000


26,600,000


12,260,000



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Agriculttire,



«ITED STATES OP AMRRlCA-catUinued,

ing estimated home coDsumption and seed, the sarplus
t and consumption of export millers will be about

bushels of wheat, which is about 45 per cent, more
n^ 1906.

bated that California will draw heavily on the Portland
to supplement the shortage there, and from present
«s exports to Europe will be much larger than for some
t.

ig British Consul at Savannah (Mr. A. Harkness) reports
. - that the culture of Sumatra tobacco has grown

' . '® to considerable proportions below Bainbridge,
^^^^' in Decatur County, Georgia, and around Quincy,
bout twenty-five miles east of Bainbridge. This tobacco
fancy prides and is mostly shipped to factories in the
Tampa and even to Cuba. There is said to be no better
^rown than is produced in that section of Georgia and

ber of experiments in tobacco culture are being made also
it County, Georgia. It is believed that they will be success-*
lat eventually the tobacco industry of South Georgia and
ill prove an ijnportant feature in the agricultural products
Itates.

sported that a company has been organized at Madison,
ith a capital of 50,000 dels., for the purpose of cultivating
tobacco on a large scale ; stores and warehouses have been
id 160 acres of land purchased to be planted with tobacco,
so reported from Jesup, in Wayne County, Georgia, that
experiments in tobacco growing have been made there
and it is expected that a company for extensive tobacco
ill be formed in that county next year.

JAPAN.

^rence to the notice on p. 81 of the " Board of Trade
Journal " of the 3rd October relating to the

^op. prospects of the Japanese rice crop, a farther

communication has now been received from

)h Commercial Attach6 at Yokohama (Mr. E. F. Crowe)
that, according to the latest estimate of the Japanese

nt of Agriculture and Commerce (published on the 3rd

the crop would amount to 49,812,435 koku, which is

1 koku in excess of last year's figure.

1 koku = 4-96 bashels.



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MISGELLANBOUS.

UNITED KINGDOM.

The number of bales of cotton imported into the United King
daring the week ended the 24th October, 1
Cotton Statiitict. was 85,390 (including 17 bales British!
Indian and 69 bales British West African]
the number imported daring the forty-three weeks ended the
October was 3,565,633 (including 5.749 bales British West In
and 8,858 bales British West African). As regards exports
figures are, for the week ended the 24th October, 5,897 bales,
for the forty-three weeks, 414,739 bales.
For farther details see p. 232.

BRITISH INDIA.

According to the Eeport for 1906-7 on the Sea-borne Trade
Customs Administration of the Bombay I
dency, excluding Sind, the value of the im;
of merchandise (exclading coasting trade
Government transactions) during that
amounted to Rs. 38,06,17,864, as comj
with a value of Rs. 36,51,93,924 in 1905-6, while the expor
Indian produce during 1906-7 were valued at Rs. 42,76,35,94
compared with Rs. 45,73,65,514 in the previous year.

The trade is practically wholly absorbed by the chief port, Bon
The increase in the imports into that port was sharei



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