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larger, 35 per centum ad valorem; below thirty-six lines, 45 per
centum ad valorem ; buttons of shell and pearl in sizes twenty-six
lines and larger, 25 per centum ad valorem ; below twenty-six lines,
45 per centum ad valorem ; agate buttons and shoe buttons, 15 per
centum ad valorem; parts of buttons and button molds or blanks,
finished or unfinished, and all collar and cuff buttons and studs
composed wholly of bone, mother-of-pearl, ivory, or agate, all the
foregoing and buttons not specially provided for in this section, 40
per centum ad valorem.

340. Cork bark, cut into squares, cubes, or quarters, 4 cents per
pound ; manufactured cork stoppers, over three-fourths of an inch
in diameter, measured at the larger end, and manufactured cork
disks, wafers, or washers, over three-sixteenths of an inch in thick-
ness, 12 cents per pound; manufactured cork stoppers, three-
fourths of an inch or less in diameter, measured at the larger end,
and manufactured cork disks, wafers, or washers, three-sixteenths
of an inch or less in thickness, 15 cents per pound ; cork, artificial,
or cork substitutes manufactured from cork waste, or granulated
corks, and not otherwise provided for in this section, 3 cents per
pound ; cork insulation, wholly or in chief value of granulated cork,
m slabs, boards, planks, or molded forms, % cent per pound ; cork
paper, 35 per centum ad valorem ; manufactures wholly or in chief
value of cork or of cork bark, or of artificial cork or bark substi-
tutes, granulated or ground cork, not specially provided for in this
section, 30 per centum ad valorem.

341. Dice, dominoes, draughts, chessmen, chess balls, and bil-

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liard, pool, bagatelle balls, and poker chips, of ivory, bone, or other
materials, 50 per centum ad valorem.

342. Dolls, and parts of dolls, doll heads, toy marbles of what-
ever materials composed, and all other toys, and parts of toys, not
composed of china, porcelain, parian, bisque, earthen or stone ware,
and not specially provided for in this section, 35 per centum ad
valorem.

343. Emery grains and emery, manufactured, ground, pulverized,
or refined, 1 cent per pound ; emery wheels, emery files, emery pa-
per, and manufactures of which emery or corundum is the com-
ponent material of chief value, 20 per centum ad valorem.

344. Firecrackers of all kinds, 6 cents per pound ; bombs, rock-
ets, Roman candles, and fireworks of all descriptions, not specially
provided for in this section, 10 cents per pound ; the weight on all
the foregoing to include all coverings, wrappings, and packing ma-
terial.

345. Matches, friction or lucifer, of all descriptions, per gross of
one hundred and forty-four boxes, containing not more than one
hundred matches per box, 3 cents per gross ; when imported oth-
erwise than in boxes containing not more than one hundred match-
es each, % of 1 cent per one thousand matches; wax matches,
fusees, wind matches, and all matches in books or folders or having
a stained, dyed, or colored stick or stem, and tapers consisting of
a wick coated with an inflammable substance, and night lights, 25
per centum ad valorem: Provided, That in accordance with sec-
tion ten of "An Act to provide for a tax upon white phosphorus
matches, and for other purposes," approved April ninth, nmeteen
hundred and twelve, white phosphorus matches manufactured
wholly or in part in any foreign country shall not be entitled to
enter at any of the ports of the United States, and the importation
thereof is hereby prohibited: Provided further. That nothing in
this Act contained shall be held to repeal or modify said Act to
provide for a tax upon white phosphorus matches, and for other
purposes, approved April ninth, nineteen hundred and twelve.

346. Percussion caps, cartridges, and cartridge shells empty. 15
per centum ad valorem ; blasting caps, $1 per thousand ; mining,
blasting, or safety fuses of all kinds, 15 per centum ad valorem.

347. Feathers and downs, on the skin or otherwise, crude or not
dressed, colored, or otherwise advanced or manufactured in any
manner, not specially provided for in this section, 20 per centum
ad valorem; when dressed, colored, or otherwise advanced or
manufactured in any manner, and not suitable for use as millinery
ornaments, including quilts of down and manufactures of down, 40
per centum ad valorem ; artificial or ornamental feathers suitable
for use as millinery ornaments, artificial and ornamental fruits,
grains, leaves, flowers, and stems or parts thereof, of whatever ma-
terial composed, not specially provided for in this section, 60 per
centum ad valorem; boas, boutonnieres, wreaths, and all articles
not specially provided for in this section, composed wholly or in
chief value of any of the feathers, flowers, leaves, or other material

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herein mentioned, 60 per centum ad valorem : Provided, That the
importation of aigrettes, egret plumes or so-called osprey plumes,
and the feathers, quills, heads, wings, tails, skins, or parts of skins,
of wild birds, either raw or manufactured, and not for scientific or
educational purposes, is hereby prohibited ; but this provision shall
not apply to the feathers or plumes of ostriches, or to the feathers
or plumes of domestic fowls of any kind.

348. Furs dressed on the skin, not advanced further than dyeing,
30 per centum ad valorem ; plates and mats of dog and goat skins,
10 per centum ad valorem ; manufactures of furs, further advanced
than dressing and dyeing, when prepared for use as material, join-
ed or sewed together, including plates, linings, and crosses, except
plates and mats of dog and goat skins, and articles manufactured
from fur not specially provided for in this section, 40 per centum
ad valorem ; articles of wearing apparel of every description partly
of wholly manufactured, composed of or of which hides or skins of
cattle of the bovine species, or of the dog or goat are the com-
ponent material of chief value, 15 per centum ad valorem; articles
of wearing apparel of every description partly or wholly manu-
factured, composed of or of which fur is the component material
of chief value, not specially provided for in this section, 50 per cen-
tum ad valorem; furs not on the skin, prepared for hatters* use,
including fur skins carroted, 15 per centum ad valorem.

349. Fans of all kinds, except common palm-leaf fans, SO per
centum ad valorem.

350. Gun wads of all descriptions, 10 per centiun ad valorem.

351. Human hair, raw, 10 per centum ad valorem; if cleaned or
commercially known as drawn, but not manufactured, 20 per cen-
tum ad valorem; manufactures of human hair, including nets and
nettings, or of which human hair is the component, material of
chief value, not specially provided for in this section, 35 per cen-
tum ad valorem.

352. Hair, curled, suitable for beds or mattresses, 10 per centum
ad valorem.

353. Haircloth, known as "crinoline" cloth, 6 cents per square
yard; haircloth, known as "hair seating," and hair press cloth, 15
cents per square yard.

354. Hats, bonnets, or hoods, for men's, women's, boys', or chil-
dren's wear, trimmed or untrimmed, including bodies, hoods, pla-
teaux, forms or shapes, for hats or bonnets, composed whoUy or in
chief value of fur of the rabbit, beaver, or other animals* 45 per
centum ad valorem.

355. Indurated fiber ware and manufactures of pulp, not spe-
cially provided for in this section, 25 per centum ad valorem.

356. Jewelry, commonly or commercially so known, valued
above 20 cents per dozen pieces, 60 per centum ad valorem ; rope,
curb, cable, and fancy patterns of chain not exceeding one-half inch
in diameter, width, or thickness, valued above 30 cents per yard;
and articles valued above 20 cents per dozen pieces designed to be
worn on apparel or carried on or about or attached to the person,

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such as and including buckles, card cases, chains, cigar cases, cigar
cutters, cigar holders, cigarette cases, cigarette holders, coin hold-
ers, collar, cufF, and dress buttons, combs, match boxes, mesh bags
and purses, millinery, military, and hair ornaments, pins, powder
cases, stamp cases, vanity cases, and like articles ; all the foregoing
and parts thereof, finished or partly finished, composed of metal,
whether or not enameled, washed, covered, or plated, including
rolled gold plate, and whether or not set with precious or semipre-
cious stones, pearls, cameos, coral, or amber, or with imitation
precious stones or imitation pearls, 60 per centum ad valorem.
Stampings, galleries, mesh and other materials of metal, whether
or not set with glass or paste, finished or partly finished, separate
or in strips or sheets, suitable for use in the manufacture of any of
the foregoing articles in this paragraph, 50 per centum ad valorem.

357. Diamonds and other precious stones, rough or uncut, and
not advanced in condition or value from their natural state by
cleaving, splitting, cutting, or other process, whether in their nat-
ural form or broken, and bort ; any of the foregoing not set, and
diamond dust, 10 per centum ad valorem ; pearls and parts there-
of, drilled or undrilled, but not set or strung; diamonds, coral,
rubies, cameos, and other precious stones and semiprecious stones,
cut but not set, and suitable for use in the manufacture of jewelry,
20 per centum ad valorem; imitation precious stones, including
pearls and parts thereof, for use in the manufacture of jewelry,
doublets, artificial, or so-called synthetic or reconstructed pearls
and parts thereof, rubies, or other precious stones, 20 per centum
ad valorem.

358. Laces, lace window curtains not specially provided for in this
section, coach, carriage, and automobile laces, and all lace articles of
whatever yarns, threads, or filaments composed; handkerchiefs, nap-
kins, wearing apparel, and all other articles or fabrics made wholly
or in part of lace or of imitation lace of any kind ; embroideries, wear-
ing apparel, handkerchiefs, and all articles or fabrics embroidered in
any manner by hand or machinery, whether with a plain or fancy
initial, monogram, or otherwise, or tamboured, appliqu^d, or scal-
loped by hand or machinery, any of the foregoing by whatever name
known; edgings, insertings, galloons, nets, nettings, veils, veilings,
neck rufflings, ruchings, tuckings, flouncings, flutings, quillings, or-
naments ; braids, loom woven and ornamented in the process of weav-
ing, or made by hand, or on any braid machine, knitting machine, or
lace machine, and not specially provided for; trimmings not specially
provided for ; woven fabrics or articles from which threads have been
omitted, drawn, punched, or cut, and with threads introduced after
weaving, forming figures or designs, not including straight hemstitch-
ing; and articles made in whole or in part of any of the foregoing
fabrics or articles ; all of the foregoing of whatever yams, threads, or
filaments composed, 60 per centum ad valorem.

359. Chamois skins, 15 per centum ad valorem; pianoforte, piano-
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forte action, enameled upholstery leather, and glove leathers, 10 per
centum ad valorem.

360. Bags, baskets, belts, satchels, card cases, pocketbooks, jewel
boxes, portfolios, and other boxes and cases, made wholly of or in
chief value of leather or parchment, not jewelry, and manufactures of
leather or parchment, or of which leather or parchment is the com-
ponent material of chief value, not specially provided for in this sec-
tion, 30 per centtmi ad valorem; any of the foregoing permanently
fitted and furnished with traveling, bottle, drinking, dining, luncheon
and similar sets, 35 per centum ad valorem.

361. Gloves, not specially provided for in this section, made wholly
or in chief value of leather, whether wholly or partly manufactured,
shall pay duty at the following rates, the lengths stated in each case
being the extreme length when stretched to their full extent, namely :

362. Men's, women's, or children's "glace" finish, Schmaschen (of
sheep origin), not over fourteen inches in length, $1 per dozen pairs ;
over fourteen inches in length, 25 cents additional per dozen pairs for
each inch in excess of fourteen inches.

363. All other women's or children's gloves wholly or in chief value
of leather, not over fourteen inches in length, $2 per dozen pairs ; over
fourteen inches in length, 25 cents additional per dozen pairs for each
inch in excess of fourteen inches ; all men's leather gloves not specially
provided for in this section, $2.50 per dozen pairs.

364. In addition to the foregoing rates there shall be paid the fol-
lowing cumulative duties : On all leather gloves when lined with cot-
ton or other vegetable fiber, 25 cents per dozen pairs ; when lined with
a knitted glove or when lined with silk, leather, or wool, 50 cents per
dozen pairs ; when lined with fur, $2 per dozen pairs ; on all pique and
prixseam gloves, 25 cents per dozen pairs.

365. Glove tranks, with or without the usual accompanying pieces,
shall pay 75 per centum of the duty provided for the gloves in the
fabrication of which they are suitable.

366. Manufactures of catgut, or whip gut, or worm gut, including
strings for musical instruments; any of. the foregoing or of which
these substances or any of them is the component material of chief
value, not specially provided for in this section, 20 per ,centum ad
valorem.

367. Manufactures of amber, asbestos, bladders, or wax, or of which
these substances or any of them is the component material of chief
value, not specially provided for in this section, 10 per centum ad
valorem ; yam and woven fabrics composed wholly or in chief value
of asbestos, 20 per centum ad valorem.

368. Manufactures of bone, chip, grass, horn, india rubber or gutta-
percha, palm leaf, quills, straw, weeds, or whalebone, or of which any
of them is the component material of chief value not otherwise spe-
cially provided for in this section, shall be subject to the following
rates : Manufactures of india rubber or gutta-percha, commonly
known as druggists' sundries, 15 per centum ad valorem; manufac-
tures of india rubber or gutta-percha, not specially provided for in

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this section, 10 per centum ad valorem ; palm leaf, 15 per centum ad
valorem; bone, chip, horn, quills, and whalebone, 20 per centum ad
valorem ; grass, straw, and weeds, 25 per centum ad valorem ; combs
composed wholly of horn or of horn and metal, 25 per centum ad
valorem. The terms "grass" and "straw" shall be understood to
mean these substances in their natural state, and not the separated
fibers thereof.

369. Ivory tusks in their natural state, or cut vertically across the
grain only, with the bark left intact, 20 per centum ad valorem ; man-
ufactures of ivory or vegetable ivory, or of which either of these
substances is the component materistl of chief value, not specially
provided for in this section, 35 per centum ad valorem ; manufactures
of mother-of-pearl and shell, plaster of Paris, papier-mache, and vul-
canized india rubber known as "hard rubber," or of which these sub-
stances or any of them is the component material of chief value, not
specially provided for in this section, 25 per centum ad valorem;
shells engraved, cut, ornamented, or otherwise manufactured, 25 per
centum ad valorem.

370. Masks, of whatever material composed, 25 per centum ad
valorem.

371. Matting made of cocoa fiber or rattan, 5 cents per square
yard ; mats made of cocoa fiber or rattan, 3 cents per square foot

372. Moss and sea grass, eelgrass, and seaweeds, if manufactured
or dyed, 10 per centum ad valorem.

373. Musical instruments or parts thereof, pianoforte actions and
parts thereof, cases for musical instruments, pitch pipes, tuning forks,
tuning hammers, and metronomes; strings for musical instruments,
composed whdly or in part of steel or other metal, all the foregoing,
35 per centum ad valorem.

374. Phonographs, gramaphones, graphophones, and similar articles,
or parts thereof, 25 per centum ad valorem.

375. Violin rosin, in boxes or cases or otherwise, 10 per centum ad
valorem.

376. Works of art, including paintings in oil or water-colors, pas-
tels, pen and ink drawings, or copies, replicas or reproductions of any
of the same, statuary, sculptures, or copies, replicas or reproductions
thereof, and etchings and engravings, not specially provided for in
this section, 15 per centum ad valorem.

377. Peat moss, 50 cents per ton.

378. Pencils of ps^er or wood, or other material not metal, filled
with lead or other material, pencils of lead, 36 cents per gross, but in
no case shall any of the foregoing pay less than 25 per centum ad
valorem; slate pencils, 25 per centum ad valorem.

379. Pencil leads not in wood or other material, 10 per centum ad
valorem.

380. Photographic cameras, and parts thereof, not specially pro-
vided for in this section, photographic dry plates, not specially pro-
vided for in this section, 15 per centum ad valorem; photogn^ic-
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tion with moving-pictnre exhibits, or for making or reproducing pic-
tures for such exhibits, exposed but not developed, 2 cents per linear
or running foot; if exposed and developed, 3 cents per linear or
running foot; photographic-film positives, imported in any form, for
use in any way in connection with moving-picture exhibits, including
herein all moving, motion, motophotography or cinematography film
pictures, prints, positives or duplicates of every kind and nature, and
of whatever substance made, 1 cent per linear or running foot: Pro-
vided, however. That all photographic-films imported under this sec-
tion shall be subject to such censorship as may be imposed by the
Secretary of the Treasury.

381. Pipes and smokers' articles: Common tobacco pipes and pipe
bowls made wholly of clay, 25 per centum ad valorem ; other pipes
and pipe bowls of whatever material composed, and all smokers' ar-
ticles whatsoever, not specially provided for in this section, including
cigarette books, cigarette-book covers, pouches for smoking or chew-
ing tobacco, and cigarette paper in all forms, except cork paper, 50
per centum ad valorem; meerschaum, crude or unmanufactured, 20
per centum ad valorem.

382. Plush, black, known commercially as hatters' plush, composed
of silk, or of silk and cotton, such as is used for making men's hats, 10
per centum ad valorem.

383. Umbrellas, parasols, and sunshades covered with material other
than paper or lace, not embroidered or appliqued, 35 per centum ad
valorem. Sticks for umbrellas, parasols, or sunshades, and walking
canes, finished or unfinished, 30 per centum ad valorem.

384. Waste, not specially provided for in this section, 10 per centum
ad valorem.

385. That there shall be levied, collected, and paid on the importa-
tion of all raw or unmanufactured articles not enumerated or pro-
vided for in this section, a duty of 10 per centum ad valorem, and on
all articles manufactured, in whole or in part, not provided for in this
section, a duty of 15 per centum ad valorem.

386. That each and every imported article, not enumerated in this
section, which is similar, either in material, quality, texture, or the
use to which it may be applied, to any article enumerated in this sec-
tion as chargeable with duty, shall pay tlie same rate of duty which
is levied on the enumerated article which it most resembles in any of
the particulars before mentioned; and if any ncmenumerated article
equally resembles two or more enumerated articles on which different
rates of duty are chargeable, there shall be levied on such nonenu-
merated article the same rate of duty as is chargeable on the article
which it resembles paying the highest rate of duty ; and on articles not
enumerated, manufactured of two or more materials, the duty shall
be assessed at the highest rate at which the same would be chargeable
if composed wholly of the component material thereof of chief value;
and the words ^'component material of chief value," wherever used in
this section, shall be held to mean that component material which shall
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and the value of each component material shall be determined by the
ascertained value of such material in its condition as fotmd in the
article. If two or more rates of duty shall be applicable to any im-
ported article, it shall pay duty at the highest of such rates.

FREE LIST

That on and after the day following the passage of this Act, except
as otherwise specially provided for in this Act, the articles men-
tioned in the following paragraphs shall, when imported into the
United States or into any of its possessions (except the Philippine
Islands and the islands of Guam and Tutuila), be exempt from duty :

387. Acids: Acetic or pyroligneous, arsenic or arsenious, carbolic,
chromic, fluoric, hydrofluoric, hydrochloric or muriatic, nitric, phos-
phoric, phthalic, prussic, silicic, sulphuric or oil of vitriol, and valeri-
anic.

388. Aconite.

389. Acorns, raw, dried or undried, but unground.

390. Agates, unmanufactured.

391. Agricultural implements: Plows, tooth and disk harrows,
headers, harvesters, reapers, agricultural drills and planters, mowers,
horserakes, cultivators, thrashing machines, cotton gins, machinery for
use in the manufacture of sugar, wagons and carts, and all other
agricultural implements of any kind and description, whether specifi-
cally mentioned herein or not, whether in whole or in parts, including
repair parts.

392. Albumen, not specially provided for in this section.

393. Alcohol, methyl or wood.

394. Alizarin, natural or synthetic, and dyes obtained from alizarin,
anthracene, and carbazol.

395. Ammonia, sulphate of, perchlorate of, and nitrate of.

396. Antimony ore and stibnite containing antimony, but only as
to the antimony content.

397. Any animal imported by a citizen of the United States, specially
for breeding purposes, shall be admitted free, whether intended to
be used by the importer himself or for sale for such purposes : Pro-
vided, That no such animal shall be admitted free unless pure bred
of a recognized breed, and duly registered in a book of record recog-
nized by the Secretary of Agriculture for that breed : And provided
further. That the certificate of such record and pedigree of such ani-
mal shall be produced and submitted to the Department of Agricul-
ture, duly authenticated by the proper custodian of such b<x)k of
record, together with an affidavit of the owner, agent, or importer that
the animal imported is the identical animal described in said certificate
of record and pedigree. The Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe
such regulations as may be required for determining the ptuiW of
breeding and the identity of such animal : And provided further, That
the collectors of customs shall require a certificate from the Depart-
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nized breed and duly registered in a book of record recognized by the
Secretary of Agriculture for that breed.

The Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe such additional regu-
lations as may be required for the strict enforcement of this provision.

Horses, mules, and asses straying across the boundary line into any
foreign country, or driven across such boundary line by the owner
for temporary pasturage purposes only, together with their offspring,
shall be dutiable unless brought back to the United States within
six months, in which case they shall be free of duty, under regulations
to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury : And provided fur-
ther, That the provisions of this Act shall apply to all such animals
as have been imported and are in quarantine or otherwise in the cus-
tody of customs or other officers of the United States at the date of
the taking effect of this Act.

398. Animals brought into the United States temporarily for a pe-
riod not exceeding six months, for the purpose of breeding, exhibi-



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