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paper making.

567. Printing paper (other than paper commercially known as
handmade or machine handmade paper, japan paper, and imita-
tion japan paper by whatever name known), unsized, sized, or
glued, suitable for the printing of books and newspapers, but not
for covers or bindings, not specially provided for in this section,
valued at not above 2j/^ cents per pound, decalcomania paper not
printed,

568. Parchment and vellum.

569. Paris green and London purple,

570. Pearl, mother of, and shells, not sawed, cut, flaked, polished,
or otherwise manufactured, or advanced in value from the natural
state.

571. Personal effects, not merchandise, of citizens of the United
States dying in foreign countries.

572. Pewter and britannia metal, old, and fit only to be remanu-
factured.

573. Philosophical and scientific apparatus, utensils, instruments,
and preparations, including bottles and boxes containing the same,
specially imported in good faith for the use and by order of any
society or institution incorporated or established solely for religious,
philosophical, educational, scientific, or literary purposes, or for the
encouragement of the fine arts, or for the use and by order of any
college, academy, school, or seminary of learning in the United
States, or any State or public library, and not for sale, and arti-
cles solely for experimental purposes, when imported by any so-
ciety or institution of the character herein described, subject to
such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe.

574. Phosphates, crude.

575. Phosphorus.

576. Photographic and moving-picture films, sensitized but not
exposed or developed.

577. Plants, trees, shrubs, roots, seed cane, and seeds, imported
by the Department of Agriculture or the United States Botanic
Garden.

578. Platinum, unmanufactured or in ingots, bars, plates, sheets,
wire, sponge, or scrap, and vases, retorts, and other apparatus,
vessels, and parts thereof, composed of platinum, for chemical
uses.

579. Plumbago.
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580. Potash: Grude, or "black salts" ; carbonate of; cyanide of ,
sulphate of; hydrate of, when not containing more than 15 per
centum of caustic soda; nitrate of, or saltpeter, crude; and mu-
riate of.

581. Potatoes, and potatoes dried, desiccated, or otherwise pre-
pared, not specially provided for in this section: Provided, That
any of the foregoing specified articles shall be subject to a duty of
10 per centum ad valorem when imported directly or indirectly
from a country, dependency, or other subdivision of government
which imposes a duty on such articles imported from the United
States.

582. Professional books, implements, instruments, and tools of
trade, occupation, or employment in the actual possession of per-
sons emigrating to the United States owned and used by them
abroad ; but this exemption shall not be construed to include ma-
chinery or other articles imported for use in any manufacturing
establishment, or for any other person or persons, or for sale, nor
shall it be construed to include theatrical scenery, properties, and
apparel ; but such articles brought by proprietors or managers of
theatrical exhibitions arriving from abroad, for temporary use by
them in such exhibitions, and not for any other person, and not
for sale, and which have been used by them abroad, shall be ad-
mitted free of duty under such regulations as the Secretary of the
Treasury may prescribe ; but bonds shall be given for the payment
to the United States of such duties as may be imposed by law up-
on any and all such articles as shall not be exported within six
months after such importation: Provided, That the Secretary of
the Treasury may, in his discretion, extend such period for a fur-
ther term of six months in case application shall be made therefor.

583. Pulu.

584. Quinia, sulphate of, and all alkaloids or salts of cinchona
bark.

585. Radium and salts of, radioactive substitutes, selenium and
salts of.

586. Rag^, not otherwise specially provided for in this section.

587. Railway bars, made of iron .or steel, and railway bars made
in part of steel, T rails, and punched iron or steel flat rails.

588. Rennets, raw or prepared.

589. Rye and rye flour.

590. Sago, crude, and sago flour.

591. Salicin.

592. Salep, or salop.

593. Salt.

594. Santonin, and its combinations with acids not subject to
duty under this section.

595. Seeds: Cardamom, cauliflower, celery, coriander, cotton,
cummin, fennel, fenugreek, hemp, hoarhound, mangelwurzel, mus-
tard, rape, Saint John's bread or bean, sorghum, sugar beet, and
sugar cane for seed ; bulbs and bulbous roots, not edible and not
otherwise provided for in this section ; all flower and grass seeds ;

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coniferous evergreen seedlings; all the foregoing not specially pro-
vided for in this section.

All mature mother flowerinf balbt imported exdoshrely for profMuratiac pvr-

po«e< were to be admitted free of doty bj a proviao annexed to paracraph 210

of Scbedale G of thla section, ante.

596. Sheep dip.

597. Shotgun barrels, in single tubes, forged, rough bored.

598. Shrimps, lobsters, and other shellfish.

599. Silk cocoons and silk waste.

600. Silk, raw, in skeins reeled from the cocoon, or rereeled, but
not wound, doubled, twisted, or advanced in manufacture in any
way.

601. Silkworm eggs.

602. Skeletons and other preparations of anatomy.

603. Skins of hares, rabbits, dogs, goats, and sheep, undressed.

. 604. Skins of all kinds, raw, and hides not specially provided for
in this section.

605. Soda, arseniate of, cyanide of, sulphate of, crude, or salt
cake and niter cake, soda ash, silicate of, nitrate of, or cubic ni-
trate.

606. Soya beans.

607. Specimens of natural history, botany, and mineralogy,
when imported for scientific public collections, and not for sale.

608. Spunk.

609. Spurs and stilts used in the manufacture of earthen, porce*
lain, and stone ware.

610. Stamps: Foreign postage or revenue stamps, canceled or
uncanceled, and foreign government stamped post cards bearing
no other printing than the official imprint thereon.

611. Statuary and casts of sculpture for use as models or for art
educational purposes only ; regalia and gems, where specially im-
ported in good faith for the use and hy order of any society incor-
porated or established solely for religious, philosophical, educa-
tional, scientific, or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of
the fine arts, or for the use and by order of any college, academy,
school, seminary of learning, orphan asylum, or public hospital in
the United States, or any State or public library, and not for sale,
subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall
prescribe; but the term "regalia" as herein used shall be held to
embrace only such insignia of rank or office or emblems as may
be worn upon the person or borne in the hand during public ex-
ercises of the society or institution, and shall not include articles
of furniture or fixtures, or of regular wearing apparel, nor per-
sonal property of individuals.

612. Steel engraved forms for bonds, debentures, stock certifi-
cates, negotiable receipts, notes and other securities ; and engraved
steel plates, dies and rolls, suitable for use in engraving or print-
ing bonds, stock certificates or other securities.

613. Steel ingots, cogged ingots, blooms and slabs, die blocks or
blanks, and billets, if made by the Bessemer, Siemens-Martin,

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open-hearth or similar processes, not containing alloy, such as
nickel, cobalt, yanadium, chromium, tungsten, or wolfram, molyb-
denum, titanium, iridium, uranium, tantalum, boron, and similar
alloys.

614. Stone and sand : Burrstone in blocks, rough or unmanufac-
tured ; rotten stone, tripoli, and sand, crude or manufactured ; cliff
stone, freestone, granite, sandstone, and limestone, unmanufac-
tured, and not suitable for use as monumental or building stone;
all of the foregoing not specially provided for in this section.

615. Strontia, oxide of, protoxide of strontian, and strontianite
or mineral carbonate of strontia.

616. Strychnia or strychnine, and its combinations with acids
not subject to duty under this section.

617. Sulphur in any form, brimstone, and sulphur ore as pyrites,
or sulphuret of iron in its natural state, containing in excess of 25
per centum of sulphur.

618. Sumac, ground or unground.

619. Swine, cattle, sheep, and all other domestic live animals
suitable for human food not otherwise provided for in this section.

620. Tagua nuts.

621. Talcum, steatite, and French chalk, crude and unground.

622. Tallow.

623. Tamarinds.

624. Tanning material: Extracts of quebracho, and of hemlock
bark ; extracts of oak and chestnut and other barks and woods oth-
er than dyewoods such as are commonly used for tanning not spe-
cially provided for in this section; nuts and nutgalls and woods
used expressly for dyeing or tanning, whether or not advanced in
value or condition by shredding, grinding, chipping, crushing, or
any other process ; and articles in a crude state used in dyeing or
tanning; all the foregoing not containing alcohol and not specially
provided for in this section.

625. Tapioca, tapioca flour, cassava or cassady.

626. Tar and pitch of wood.

627. Tea not specially provided for in this section, and tea
plants : Provided, That the cans, boxes, or other containers of tea
packed in packages of less than five pounds each shall be dutiable
at the rate chargeable thereon if imported empty: Provided fur-
ther, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to repeal or
impair the provisions of an Act entitled "An Act to prevent the
importation of impure and unwholesome tea," approved March
second, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and any Act amenda-
tory thereof.

Act March 2, 1897, c 868, to prevent the importation of Impure and un-
wholesome tea, mentioned in this paragraph, is set forth post, ff 8786-8796.

Act June 13, 1898, c. 448, S 50, 30 Stat. 470, which imposed a duty upon
tea of ten cents a pound, was repealed by Act April 12, 1902, c. 500, S 10,
82 Stat. 99, and tea was included in the Free List in the Payne-Aldrich Tar-
iff Act of Aug. 5, 1909, c. 6, { 1, par. 691, 86 Stat 80, with a proviso simi-
lar to that annexed to this paragraph.

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§ 6291 DUTI1B8 UPON IMP0BT9 (Tit. 33

628. Teeth, natural, or unmanufactured.

629. Terra alba, not made from gypsum or plaster rock.

630. Terra japonica.

631. Tin ore, cassiterite or black oxide of tin, tin in bars, blocks,
pigs, or grain or granulated, and scrap tin : Provided, That there
shall be imposed and paid upon cassiterite, or black oxide of tin,
and upon bar, block, pig tin and grain or granulated, a duty of 4
cents per pound when it is made to appear to the satisfaction of
the President of the .United States that the mines of the United
States are producing one thousand five hundred tons of cassiterite
and bar, block, and pig tin per year. The President shall make
known this fact by proclamation, and thereafter said duties shall
go into effect.

632. Tobacco stems.

633. Tungsten-bearing ores of all kinds*

634. Turmeric.

635. Turpentine, Venice, and spirits of.

636. Turtles.

637. Type, stereotype metal, electrotype metal, linotype com-
position, all of the foregoing, old and fit only to be remanufac-
tured.

638. Uranium, oxide and salts of.

639. Valonia.

640. Wafers, unleavened or not edible.

641. Wax, vegetable or mineral.

642. Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet arti-
cles, and similar personal effects of persons arriving in the United
States ; but this exemption shall include only such articles as were
actually owned by them and in their possession abroad at the time
of or prior to their departure from a foreign country, and as are
necessary and appropriate for the wear and use of such persons
and are intended for such wear and use, and shall not be held to
apply to merchandise or articles intended for other persons or for
sale : Provided, That in case of residents of the United States re-
turning from abroad all wearing apparel, personal and household
effects taken by them out of the United States to foreigii coun-
tries shall be admitted free of duty, without regard to their value,
upon their identity being established under appropriate rules and
regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury:
Provided further. That up to but not exceeding $100 in value of
articles acquired abroad by such residents of the United States for
personal or household use or as souvenirs or curios, but not bought
on commission or intended for sale, shall be admitted free of duty.

643. Whalebone, unmanufactured.

644. Wheat, wheat flour, semolina, and other wheat products,
not specially provided for in this section: Provided, That wheat
shall be subject to a duty of 10 cents per bushel, that wheat flour
shall be subject to a duty of 45 cents per barrel of 196 pounds, and
semolina and other products of wheat, not specially provided for

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Tit 33) DUTIES UPON IMPOBT8 § 6291

in this section, 10 per centum ad valorem, when imported directly
or indirectly from a country, dependency, or other subdivision of
government which imposes a duty on wheat or wheat flour or semo-
lina imported from the United States.

645. All barbed wire, galvanized wire not larger than twenty
one-hundredths of one inch in diameter and not smaller than eight
one-hundredths of one inch in diameter of the kind commonly used
for fencing purposes, galvanized wire fencing composed of wires
not larger than twenty one-hundredths of one inch in diameter nor
smaller than eight one-hundredths of one inch in diameter^ and
wire commonly used for baling hay or other commodities.

646. Witherite.

647. Wood: Logs, timber, round, unmanufactured, hewn or
sawed, sided or squared; pulp woods, kindling wood, firewood,
hop poles, hoop poles, fence posts, handle bolts, shingle bolts, gun
blocks for gunstocks rough hewn or sawed, or planed on one side ;
hubs for wheels, posts, heading bolts, stave bolts, last blocks, wag-
on blocks, oar blocks, heading blocks, and all like blocks or sticks,
rough hewn, sawed, or bored ; sawed boards, planks, deals, and oth-
er lumber, not further manufactured than sawed, planed, and
tongued and grooved; clapboards, laths, pickets, palings, staves,
shingles, ship timber, ship planking, broom handles, sawdust, and
wood flour ; all the foregoing not specially provided for in this sec-
tion.

648. Woods: Cedar, including Spanish cedar, Hgnum-vitae,
lance-wood, ebony, box, granadilla, mahogany, rosewood, satin-
wood, and all forms of cabinet woods, in the log, rough, or hewn
only, and red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) timber, hewn, sided,
squared, or round ; sticks of partridge, hair wood, pimento, orange,
myrtle, bamboo, rattan, reeds unmanufactured, india malacca
joints, and other woods not specially provided for in this section,
in' the rough, or not further advanced than cut into lengths suita-
ble for sticks for umbrellas, parasols, sunshades, whips, fishing
rods, or walking canes.

649. Mechanically ground wood pulp, chemical wood pulp, un-
bleached or bleached, and rag pulp.

650. Wool of the sheep, hair of the camel, and other like ani-
mals, and all wools and hair on the skin of such animals, and pa-
per twine for binding any of the foregoing. This paragraph shall
be eflfective on and after the first day of December, nineteen hun-
dred and thirteen, until which time the rates of duty now provided
by schedule K of the existing law shall remain in full force and
effect.

651. Wool wastes: All noils, top waste, card waste, slubbing
waste, roving waste, ring waste, yarn waste, bur waste, thread
waste, garnetted waste, shoddies, mungo, flocks, wool extract, car-
bonized wool, carbonized noils, and all other wastes not specially
provided for in this section. This paragraph shall be effective on
and after the first day of December, nineteen hundred and thir-

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§ 5291 DUTIES UPON IMPORTS (Tit 8S

teen, until which time the rates of duty now provided by schedule
K of the existing law shall remain in full force and effect

652. Original paintings in oil, mineral, water, or other colors,
pastels, original drawings and sketches in pen and ink or pencil
and water colors, artists' proof etchings unbound, and engravings
and woodcuts unbound, original sculptures or statuary, including
not more than two replicas or reproductions of the same ; but the
terms "sculpture" and "statuary^ as used in this paragraph shall
be understood to include professional productions of sculptors
only, whether in round or in relief, in bronze, marble, stone, terra
cotta, ivory, wood, or metal, or whether cut, carved, or otherwise
wrought by hand from the solid block or mass of marble, stone,
or alabaster, or from metal, or cast in bronze or other metal or
substance, or from wax or plaster, made as the professional pro-
ductions of sculptors only; and the words "painting" and "sculp-
ture" and "statuary" as used in this paragraph shall not be under-
stood to include any articles of utility, nor such as are made whol-
ly or in part by stenciling or any other mechanical process; and
the words "etchings," "engravings," and "woodcuts" as used in
this paragraph shall be understood to include only such as are
printed by hand from plates or blocks etched or eng^ved with
hand tools and not such as are printed from plates or blocks etched
or engraved by photochemical or other mechanical processes.

653. Works of art, drawings, engravings, photographic pictures, and
philosophical and scientific apparatus brought by professional artists,
lecturers, or scientists arriving from abroad for use by them tem-
porarily for exhibition and in illustration, promotion, and encourage-
ment of art, science, or industry in the United States, and not for sale,
shall be admitted free of duty, under such regfulations as the Secre-
tary of the Treasury shall prescribe ; but bonds shall be given for
the payment to the United States of such duties as may be imposed
by law upon any and all such articles as shall not be exported within
six months after such importation: Provided, That the Secretary of
the Treasury may, in his discretion, extend such period for a further
term of six months in cases where application therefor shall be made,

654. Works of art, collections in illustration of the progress of the
arts, sciences, agriculture, or manufactures, photographs, works in
terra cotta, parian, pottery, or porcelain, antiquities and artistic copies
thereof in metal or other material, imported in good faith for exhibi-
tion at a fixed place by any State or by any society or institution es-
tablished for the encouragement of the arts, science, agriculture, or
education, or for a municipal corporation, and all like articles im-
ported in good faith by any society or association, or for a municipal
corporation, for the purpose of erecting a public monument, and not
intended for sale nor for any other purpose than herein expressed;
but bond shall be given under such rules and regulations as the Secre-
tary of the Treasury may prescribe, for the payment of lawful duties
which may accrue should any of the articles aforesaid be sold, trans-

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ferred, or used contrary to this provision, and such articles shall be
subject, at any time, to examination and inspection by the proper
officers of the customs : Provided, That the privileges of this and the
preceding paragraph shall not be allowed to associations or corpora-
tions engaged in or connected with business of a private or commer-
cial character.

655. Works of art, productions of American artists residing tem-
porarily abroad, or other works of art, including pictorial paintings
on glass, imported expressly for presentation to a national institu-
tion or to any State or municipal corporation or incorporated religious
society, college, or other public institution, including stained or painted

' window glass or stained or painted glass windows imported to be
used in houses of worship, and excluding any article, in whole or
in part, molded, cast, or mechanically wrought from metal within twen-
ty years prior to importation; but such exemption shall be subject
to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.

656. Works of art (except rugs and carpets), collections in illustra-
tion of the progress of the arts, works in bronze, marble, terra cotta,
parian, pottery, or porcelain, artistic antiquities, and objects of art
of ornamental character or educational value which shall have been
produced more than one hundred years prior to the date of importa-
tion, but the free importation of such objects shall be subject to such
regulations as to proof of antiquity as the Secretary of the Treasury
may prescribe.

657. Zaffer. (38 Stat. 114.)

This was the first section of the Underwood Tariff Act of 1918, cited above,
entitled "An act to reduce tariff duties and to provide revenues for the Gov-
ernment, and for other purposes."

Section II of the act, imposing a tax upon inc(Hnes is set forth post, Sf 6319-
6336.

Section III of the act, amending the Customs Administrative Act of June
10, 1890, c 407, 26 Stat 181, is set forth post, SS 6519-6524, 6626-5528, 6629-
5533, 5591, 5592, 5594-U602, 5656, 5718, 5791.

Provisions of section IV of the act, relating to duties on imports, are set
forth post, SS 5292-6318; and other provisions of said section are set forth
post, S§ 5668. 5672, 5673, 5724, 6137.

All laws affecting imports into the United States apply to articles, etc., com-
ing from the Gasal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, by Act March 2, 1905, c 1311,
post, S 5323.

Provisions for lower rates of duty on specified articles imported from Can-
ada when Canada should impose reciprocal rates on specified articles imported
from the United States, and for exemption from duty of other articles im-
ported from Canada when specified articles from the United States should be
admitted to Canada free of duty, were made by Act July 26, 1911, c 3, § 1,
post, S 5326.

Grain brought, in wagons, etc., by Canadian farmers, to be ground in mills
in the United States, was not to be deemed imported or liable to import du-
ties, by Act Jan. 9, 1883, c 17, post, S 5320.

Articles, live stock, or wild or other animals, sent out of the United States
for exhibition at any public exposition, etc, held in a foreign county, may be
returned to the United States without payment of customs duty, by Act May
18, 1896, c. 195, and Act March 3, 1899, c. 454, post, §§ 5321, 5322.

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§ 5292 ^ DUTIES UPOlf IMPORTS (Tit 33

§ 5292. (Act Oct 3, 1913, c. 16, § IV, A.) Negotiation by Presi-
dent of trade agreements with foreign nations aiitfaorixed.

A. For the purpose of readjusting the present duties on importa-
tions into the United States and at the same time to encourage the
export trade of this country, the President of the United States is
authorized and empowered to negotiate trade agreements with for-
eign nations wherein mutual concessions are made looking toward
freer trade relations and further reciprocal expansion of trade and
commerce: Provided, however, That said trade agreements before
becoming operative shall be submitted to the Congress of the United
States for ratification or rejection. (38 Stat 192.)

This and the 26 paragraphs next following ware sabdivisiona A-J, L, and
P-U, of section IV of the Underwood Tariff Act of 1013, cited above.

The provisions of other subdivisions of the section, K, M, N, sabsec. 1.
and O, relating to the collection of duties, are set forth post, ff 5668* 5672,
6673, 6724.

Subsection 2 of subdivision N, providing for the mannfactnra of alcohol free
of tax for denaturaliaation only, is set forth post, S 6137.

§ 5293. (Act Oct. 3, 1913, c. 16, § IV, B.) Reciprocity treaty with
Cuba of Dec. 11, 1902, and Act Dec. 17, 1903, c 1, for execu-
tion thereof, not affected by this act, except as to proviso of
treaty abrogated.

B. Nothing in this Act contained shall be so construed as to abro-
gate or in any manner impair or affect the provisions of the treaty



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