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- ^ Trade Journal" for 19th September and 17th

^ ^^. , October last, the Board of Trade have received
^^ ^' a copy of the Regulations, dated 3rd October
siores. 1907, which have been issued under the pro-

fl of sec. 1 of Act 14 of 1907, respecting the sealing up of
isumed " ships' stores," and also of goods the property of, or
^session of, the master or any member of the crew of any vessel
such vessel is in any port of the Colony,
ise regulations, which are to take effect from 15th October,
may be seen at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the
. of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.C.

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Tari-ff Changes ariB Customs RtguUUions.

GAPE OP GOOD VLO^^-continued.

The ** Cape of Good Hope Government Gazette " for 4th

- • ihitv contains a notice, dated 2ud October

ftl'* 1 f^ which has been published for general i

- .^ , tion, stating that no remission of eic

ColJnSTs^ts. T-^" be granted in respect of Foreupx
vuxuuM« »|#xAAi«. djgtnbuted as samples.

With regard to Colonial spirits, no remission of duty
granted unless the samples are distributed by wholesal
dealers or agricultural distillers to licensed spirit dealers or
in quantities not exceeding one reputed quart bottle, fret
and excise, for bond -fide trade purposes.


With reference to the notice which appeared in the "
Free Exuortation """^^^ Journal " for 16th August last re

of AngSa Bams ^^^ ^^^^ wfon'if ''^a'''^ ^""^^^ """^
E nance No. 3 of 1906, on Angora rams i

4.-. -D^ 4. 1 J exported from the Transvaal, the I
to BasutolancL m ^ i i • i r t^

Trade have received a copy of a Proc

(No. 80 of 1907), dated 14th September, 1907, notifymg

accordance with the provisions of Section 1 of the above Oi

no duty will be payable on the export of any such ram c


With reference to the notice in the " Board of Trade t

•n X « ^\. X* for 26th September last respectin^r the

?.«lt^'h *'«°' ""'^^'^ ^^* ^°- 3^ °f i^^^'

% rt t* exportation of ostriches and their eggs

JKxpo a ion Transvaal from a date to be named

19oT» Proclamation, the Board of Trade hi

received a copy of such Proclamation

of 1907), stating that the above-mentioned Act was to c

operation on 1st October, 1907.


The Board of Trade have received, from the Adminis
p. - , - • . Dominica, a copy of the " Citrate <

vx«uii»Mv«, xcrvf. ^p^i^ 1907^ which provides for
importation of chalk, whiting, or lime to be used in tl
facture of citrate of lime in the Presidency.

The Ordinance also provides for a reduction of the imj
on coal or patent fuel from 5«. to 1«. per ton, and for the it
of an export duty of Is. 3(i. per cwt. on citrate of lina
factured in the Presidency.

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Tcmff Changes and Customs ReguUUions.


Tie Egyptian "Journal OflBciel" for the 23rd October contains
nAviflAd *^® following revised Valuation Tariff for use in

— 1 f\ TftTifr ^sessing import duties on certain kinds of
fh* Sa? sesame. The Tariff was to come into force on

t ' the 25th October and is to remain in operation

for a period of three months (i.e., until 24th January, 1908), or
until denunciation : —

CJountry of Production.

Valuation per

Sesame from China

„ „ India

„ yj Zanzibar

„ „ Aleppo

„ „ Syria, Turkey and Cyprus

MiUi^mee. f

* Daty is leviable on these valuations at the rate of 8 per cent,
t 1,000 milli^e8= £B 1 = II, 0#. Bd,


With reference to the notice which appeared at pp. 561-4 and
•r.^1 fl^«« * 611-3 of the ** Journal " for 20th and 27th June
™^® tSS? respectively, on the subject of the new Tariff
xanfl. ^£ import duties for the Dutch East Indies,
H.M. Consul at Batavia reports that the wording " woven
kains, pandjang, and slendangs" (p. 611) is faulty, and should
read " woven and printed kains, pandjang, and slendangs."

The Consul has also forwarded a statement showing in detail the
classification of the different textile manufactures according to the
new Tariff", which came into force on 13th August.

From this statement it appears that the following are subject to
an import duty of 6 per cent, ad vaUn-em : —

Piece-goods of cotton^ unbleached. — Drills with stripes or squares of
coloured yam ; drills (other) and jeans ; twills ; calicoes ; other.

Piece-goods of eottoiij bleached, — Cambrics, diagonal stripes ; drills, jeans,
and twills, CTen with each piece packed in paper ; ^ elef antes " ; madopollams ;
bird's-eye cloth ; sateens, even ornamented with flowers or brocaded ; shirtings
and longcloth.

Cotton Batik goods, imitation and pr}7ited,—Ka.m8, pandjang ; sarongs ';
slendangs ; cloths of imitation batik ; brilliants ) knitting cotton, as yam ;

Printed cottons, — Rains, pandjang (not of imitation batik) ; sarongs ;

Other cotton goods, not elsewhere mentioned (piece-goods). — Turkey
and alizarine red piece-goods ; sateens and satinettes ; other (except real
kains, etc.).

I>yed cottons (piece-goods). — Cambrics (in the piece or not) ; light yellow
or cream cambrics ; shirtings ; drills ; Italians, lasting and sateens ; salim-
poris ; other.

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270 THE BOARD OF TBADE JOUBKAL. [Not. 7, 1907.

Tariff Changes and Customs Regulations.

DUTCH EAST lUTyiKS-contiwued,

Woten cottons. — Bed- ticks; sarongs; kains, pandjang; slendangs;
ginehams, citari, imitation (piece-goods) ; blouse materials (piece-goods) ;
tiellas (piece-goods') ; swan-skin (treble-milled cotton) cloths ; sacks ; packing
Cloth ; muslins and similar materials ; Batiste ; jacconets ; lawns ; klamboe
cloth (like tulle) ; lappets, muslin, tarlatan, cambric, tnlle ; organzine and
similar fabrics ; *' stramien ** (thread gauze) ; table linen and napkin stnffs in
the piece (without borders) ; all the above as piece-goods : sheetings ; em-
broidery wool (also yam) ; damask (piece-goods of cotton or half- wool) ; ydvet.

Woollen man/ufacturet, — Embroidery wool (yam).

Ualf'wool manu/arturfs. — Cotteline of half-wool (piece-goods) ; ditto,
ornamented with flowers in silk ; lasting |of half -wool (piece-goods) ; ** ever-
last *' of half-wool for use in shoemaking ; flagcloth (bunting;.

Manufactures r»/ *»/*.— Galloon ; cloths ; ribbons.

Maniifaotures of linen, half-linen^ wool, or other textile wm<<?r*af#.— Book-
binder's cloth of cotton ; passementerie ; velvet ; " plangics " (white) ; cloths ;
** stramien " (thread gauze) ; tasselcord ; twisted silk (Chinese) ; silk stufb,
black, plainly coloured, or changeant ; silk woven in various colours ; glac^ ;
** kalamsooth ** and ** meseroch " entirely of silk ; Chinese or Japanese sUk,
even if ornamented with flowers or brocaded ; all other silk wares not sepa-
rately mentioned elsewhere ; taffetas.

Manufactures of AaZ/-ii/^.— Piece-goods ; '^ stramien" (gauze) mixed
with cotton ; black silk stuffs not separately mentioned mixed with cotton ;
satin (piece-goods) ; Chinese or Japanese silks in rolls, mixed with cotton
(piece-goods) ; imitation ** kalamsooth *' and ** meseroch."

Manufactures 0fhalf'linen.' - 8BcikB and packing cloth.

Manufactures not separately mentioned of other textile materials, —
Gunny bags and packiog cloth.

The following are subject to an import duty of 10 per cent.
ad valorem : —

Cotton Batik goods, imitation and printed, -^Knin kalam-kari (not of
batik) ; galloon, point lace, etc., lace, of coloured cotton, also white, twilled or
netted lace.

Printed cottons,^Cloih8, dyed Turkey red or alizarine red or not.

Other cotton goods not elsewhere vientioned,~-ReAl kains, kalam-kari.

Woven cottons. — Cloths ; towels ; cord cottons ; lamp wicks, woven, not
woven (in bales or not), and in lengths ; muslins and similar materials ; articles
of tulle ; plushes or buttons for carriages ; serviettes and table-cloths cut ;
table linen and napkin stuffs cut, with borders ; bedclothes cut ; pillow-cases
cut ; handkerchiefs cat ; tape ; trimmings for carriages ; other trimmings
not of real or imitation gold or silver ; embroidery ; lace and lace-work :
tassel cord.

Woollen manufactures, — Galloon ; point galloon ; woollen passementerie ;
woollen embroidery ; table-cloths ; carpets ; ** bombazets *' ; duffels ; kersey ;
bedclothes (also of cashmir) ; satin of wool ; pelisse ; cotteline ; damask ;
lasting (also for use in shoemaking) ; flagcloth (bunting) ; blankets.

Manufactures of half -wool, — Galloon, flags, and carpets cut.

Manufactures of linen, KalfAinen, wool, or other textile materials, —Silk,
interwoven with gold or silver ; ** kalamsooth " and *' mestroch ** interwoven
with real or imitation gold thread.

Manufactures of half -silk. — Manufactures other than piece-goods ; cloths,
oolonred, ordinary Chinese ; ditto, of Bengal silk, ornamented with red and
yellow flowers, in pieces of 7 or 8 cloths ; ^dloon.

Manufactures of linen, — Bleached drills ; lining cloth (linen) ; tick drill
(grey) ; cloths ; table-cloths ; serviettes ; fnmitnre linen ; handkerchief ;
♦• Perzemiing " cloths.

Manufactures of half-Unen, — Bleached drills; half -linen, plain, bleachAd,
of 40 threads and under; ditto, of 40 threads and over; ditto, unbleached ;
table-cloths; serviettes; cloths; furniture linen.

Mant^ckctures not separately mentioned of other textile materials, —
Carpets and carpeting ; felt ; oilcloth ; pineapple silk.

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Tariff Changes and Customs Regulations.


. Consul at Beira has forwarded to the Board of Trade a
f Tinfv f revised list of articles which are allowed to enter

Art*l ' ^^^ Territories of the Mozambique Company
*^ ^' free of import duty, and of transit duty when

igned to Rhodesia, including those articles which have been

led by various Customs Orders as included under such general

r headings as " mining machinery," " agriculture implements "
This list may be seen by persons interested at the Commercial

lligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street,

Ion, E.C.

1 reference to the notice which appeared at p. 231 of the
ff f Trftd* " Board of Trade Journal" for 31st October, on
o aoing ^j^^ subject of a new tariff of trading licences
"^^^^ d/*^ introduced on the 1st September in the
^^rfA^ f Territories administered by the Mozambique
portea, etc. Company, it should be noted that the tariff
ides (under the head of " Variable Urban Tax ") the following
5 on goods imported, exported or transported in the coasting
K —
) On goods imported 1 per cent, ad valorem*

Except the following : — Gold and silver coins ; coal ; railway
material not under 1 metre gauge ; building material if con-
sisting of articles 11, 34, 37 and 90 in the Customs Tariff;
machinery and implements for agricultural and industrial
purposes, including all material for agricultural and mining
exploitation when imported direct by any agricultural or
mining company ; goods seized and afterwards abandoned ;
fragments of wrecked ships, such as rigging, sails, clocks,
timber, anchors and chains; articles cast up by the sea;
luggage and articles of personal use, and tools of passengers or
crews of ships ; articles imported for companies, societies or
institutions having that benefit guaranteed by an agreement
made with the Mozambique Company ; and samples of goods,
the duty on which does not exceed 300 reis (tobacco and
liquors excepted).
) On goods exported... ... ... 1 per cent, ad valorem.

^ ^ 'ns; agricultural.

alcohol; mining

cent, ad valoi'em.
roducts of the
lining products;

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Tarijf Changes and Customs Regvlations,


The Board of Trade have received a copy of a Roumaniaii Cd
T rtat* f Circular drawing attention to a recent
or Oil Decree which prescribes that the impor

trifitfid to ^^ olvfQ oil in barrels or other receptacles
' . -. . taining more than one kilogramme is in

cenwi t ma ^ 1^ restricted to the Customs houi
Jassy, Galatz, Braiia, Tuleia, Constants


The Board of Trade are in receipt, through the Foreign 01

SnflDAiLB'on of information to the effect that in conseque

ImDG^^DatY on *'^® scarcity of cattle food in Servia ow

l^ize Sta^ *^^ continued drought, the Servian Minii

H. ts and Stra Finance has suspended the collection of i

®^ ^' duty on maize-stalks, roots and straw.


The Board of Trade are in receipt, through the Foreign

i>i./.i.{i>;f4A«, «# ^^ telegraphic information to the effec

ExJart 5 Cora *^® exportation of corn from the V

fro the Adana ^^ Adana and Sivas has been proh

ULd Sivafl "^^ exportation from ports in the

Via tfl Vilayet of com from other Provinc


The Argentine " Boletin Oficial " for the 23rd September co

v T 1^ 4* * ■'^^ conceding to the Municipal

Jfree mportation p^g^das (Misiones) exemption from Ci

- ^ ., * , ^ . duty on machinery and material for the e

l^S^ ^'^^*5? "^.S" Munici^lity up to a so
P sad^ exceeding 500 pesos gold.


The Board of Trade have received, through the Foreign

- , .. an advance copy of a complete E

*f'th ^^^ translation of the newly revised third i

Bevifled Japanese ^^ *^® Japanese Pharmacopceia. This

-, '^ , lation, which has been made under the ai

FnannacopcBia. ^^ ^^^ Pharmaceutical Society of JapaE

be consulted by persons interested at the Commercial Intell

Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, Londoi

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plement to the " Government Gazette " of Western Australia
-j^^^^^ of 13th September contains the text of Regula-
ar K^ ^^j^g made by the Premantle Harbour Trust
., Commissioners, comprising, inter alia, particu-

^^ *' lars of harbour dues, pilotage, tonnage dues,

Qg dues, regulations respecting goods and the charges thereon,
ing wharfage dues and handling charges, storage rates,
3. The full text of these regulations may be consulted at the
ercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73,
jhall Street, London, E.G.


Government Gazette " of Southern Nigeria of 6th September
^ , publishes the tariff of goods rates for all stations

^ Tast ^^ ^® Lagos Government Railway. The
\ on iiagos j4 Gazette" may be consulted at the Commercial
rernment intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73,
"^^^y- Basinghall Street, London, B.C.


ritish Consular Agent at Lissa (Mr. S. Topich) reports that
^ - the Austrian Steamship Company " Dalmatia,
-. , . Limited," has recently been formed with a
steamsmp ^^j^j ^^ 2,650,000 krone (110,417i.), to
pa^, ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ existing steamship companies,

*^ „ ' ** Serafino Topic & Co.," " Fratelli Rismondo,"
°"^^ « Pio Negri & Co.," and the " Navigazione

na." The new company has just signed a contract with the
ian Government for the carrying of the mails in Dalmatia for
od of 14 years, the subsidy granted being about 900,000
(37,500Z.) per annum. The company will have four
Y sailings from Trieste, with new mail, passenger and cargo
ers, in addition to the entire service on the Dalmatian coast,
umber of steamers employed will be about 30. The new
B will be inaugurated on 1st January, 1908. The seat of the
my will be at Trieste. It is stated that the company will
y order sevei*al new steamers.

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[Not. 7, 1907.



In his report for 1906 (Foreign Office, Annual Series, 3,790),
Or Traffic ^'^' ^^^^^ ** ^®^"^ (^^- ^- ^' ^' Maugham)

througli Beira :
Samples of
Copper Ore.

gave the following figures regarding the tonnage
of ore exported from Rhodesia through the port
of Beira for the years 1905-6 : —



Concentrates ...
Chrome iron ore
Calcined ore ...
Copper matte ...
TongBteu ore ...











Mr. Maugham has now forwarded thre6 samples of the copper ore
referred to in the foregoing statement, which may be inspected by
persons interested at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the
Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.G.



With reference to the notice on p. 392 of the " Board of Trade
Journal " of the 21st February last and previous
notices respecting the oilfields of Trinidad, the
Board of Trade have received from the Colonial

OflSce a copy of a report by the Government Geologist of Trinidad

on the Central and Northern Anticlines (Western Districts).

This report may be inspected by British firms interested at the

Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73,

Basinghall Street, London, E.C.


In his recent report to the Colonial OflSce (Annual No, 544), the

Acting Grovemor of Barbados states that an

Oil Eesources. attempt is being made to develop, or rather to

explore, the oil resources of the island by an

application for an Order under the Oil Mines Act of 1904. This

Order requires the sanction of the Legislature, which will no

doubt in due course be given, as it is very desimble in the interest

of all that some measures should be taken to aecertain the actual

value of this asset of the Colony.

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Minerals^ MetaU^ and M(uhineTy.


Consul at Christiania (Mr. F. E. Drummond Hay) reports that
I ^ the Nordreisen Mining Company have amalga-

j\^ . ^^ mated with the Scandia Copper Works. The head

^ r "th ^® ^ ^^^ domicile of the amalgamated Company
La Coimer is *« l>© in Norway. The Company have now
_ ^ secured concessions on the Nordreisen mines,

' * LiUebottem copperfield and Taorstad pyrites

ision. An annual royalty of 5,000 kroner is to be paid until
5w laws regarding concessions come into force. The smelting

and water dams are to be ready by the end of June, 1910,
le mines are to commence working two years after the grant-
f the concession. Besides the ore from these mines the
ing works will also treat the ores from the Nantanen mines

3rummond Hay also reports that the Bustvangen copper-

iiniM Ei hto ^.Oros have been secured by Mr. Person
er muung jugnxs. ^^ Helsingborg.


Charg6 d'Affaires at Lisbon, in a short report on the trade of
W Ifram I^ortugal for 1906, remarks that although the
^* d ' value of copper exports from Portugal increased

I ^pLt» »f '^* year, the amount was less than in 1905, the
I Bxporu. g^j^g ^^j^g 377,000 tons in 1906 and 381,000

31*6 is a remarkable increase in the amount of wolfram
ted, viz., from 9 tons in 1905 to 336 tons in 1906. The
ipal mines now being worked are the Penasqueira, Cabeco
inhao, Cabeco do Seixo, in the Castello Branco District;
'Alegre, in the Villa Real District ; Serra das Pedras and
Nova de Parva, in the Vizeu District ; and Vieira, in the
\ District. The total output in 1906 is given as 570 tons,
d at 45,000Z.

B export of lead increased from 27 to 360 tons. The only two
I are those of Bracal, with a production of 151 tons, and
^alhos, with a production of 360 tons in 1906.


British Vice-Consul at Almeria (Mr. J. Murison) reports that

, , T more iron ore mines are being investigated

"n' .f '^.^ there, and there is every prospect that the near

nt t '^ future will show that the subsoil of that and

iga 8 nc ^j^^ adjoining province of Granada contains

reserves of good ore suitable for the manufacture of steel.

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Minerals y Metals y and Machinery.


The British Consular Agent at Mazarron (Mr. E. 6. Pe
•eports that the only part of that district where there is still
probability of obtaining considerable quantities of iron ore
VIorata, where, however, enterprise and capital are not fi

The British Vice-Consul at Garrucha (Mr. F. Ford-Wal
:^ports that transactions in iron ore are always difficult at
port, owing to the want of means of transport, and large mi
aroperties are lying idle in consequence. The sale of this ar
s practically limited to three or four companies, who have
jtructed either a railway or a ropeway to their mines. For
capital, he adds, is greatly needed to open up that mining dist
vhich is very rich in iron and other ores.

Mr. Ford- Walker also reports that a company are construe

- T |i f . kilns for roasting iron carbonates, which c

K'ln f^ * in abundance in the- neighbourhood of Garn

P . . - The carbonates thus treated yield 40 per cer

^StM ^ iron. {Forevjn Office, Annual Series, 3,937


According to a report by the Geological Survey the producti(

fli 4- A Ti ^^^ i^ *^® United States in 1906 was va

Z^A^^' a* 5,668,346 dols., as against 5,496,207 dol

KOduction. J9Q5 rj^^ production of slate for roofin

neasured by "squares," a square being the number of s
equired to lay 100 sq. ft. of roof allowing a 3 in. lap. S
1903 there has been a gradual decrease in the number of squ
>f roofing slate made in the United States, and a correspon(
lecrease in the value of the total product as well as in the ]
)er square. The production of slate for milled stock — that is
able tops, mantels, &c. — has been steadily increasing in quai
knd value, the output for 1906 having been larger than for
)revious year, the value being 1,219,560 dols., as against 921
lols. in 1905.

The Geological Survey also reports that metallic and stean
vere produced in the United States in 1906 in four wi
eparated localities to the aggregate value of 35,600 dols.


^he United States Consul at Cartagena reports that the platii
industry in Colombia is attracting consider
Platinum. attention abroad. Recently a French Comi

made some heavy purchases of mining

lerties, and intend shortly to send engineers to make a stud;

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Minerals, Metals, and Machinery.

)latinum region. Other capitalists have also recently secured
I holdings, which they expect to develop scientifically. It is
that these companies will make an effort to find whether
Qum is found in quartz lodes as well as in placer ground, the
r being the only source of the present supply.
le platinum of Colombia has been found only on the head-
rs of the Atrato river and the Bio San Juan in the State of
a and near the Pacific coast of Colombia. Most of these
nts are also gold bearing and they have been worked for a
many years, principally for gold.


report on the coal mines of Kyushu, Mr. "W. B. Cunningham,
Student Interpreter at H.M. Embassy at Tokio,
il Output. reports that the total output of the coal mines
of Japan for the years 1904 and 1905 was
3,796 tons and 11,542,041 tons respectively. The average
9kl rate of increase in output for the last 10 years has been
: 600,000 tons. The value has also increased very consider-
in recent years, having risen from 3,291, 226Z. in 1902 to
,722Z. in 1905. The statistics of the total output for the
1906 have not yet been issued, but it is estimated that it will
d 13,000,000 tons.

9 best Japanese coal is that which is mined in Hokkaido, and
idustry in that part of the country is of the greatest value,
ugh, however, the coal produced in Kyushu is generally of
ferior quality, the importance of the industry in the island
>e judged from the feet that of the 11,542,041 tons produced
pan during the year 1905, 9,132,221 tons, with a value of
,372Z., or about 79 per cent., were produced in the Island of
) principal coalfields in the Island of Kyushu are as follows: —

The Chiku-ho coalfields, lying in the two provinces of
izen and Buzen. The mines in this district produce more
iialf the total output of Japan, though the mines themselves

The Miike mines on the borders of the provinces of Higo and
igo. These mines produced in 1905 more than one-seventh
3 whole amount produced in Kyushu, and more than three

the amount produced by any other mine in the country,
the output is likely to increase still further during the next
r three years.

The Takashima mines on three small islands lying about

miles from Nagasaki in the entrance to the harbour. The
rom these islands is the best produced in Japan.

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