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Apparatus for scientitic societies, etc.
Plants, etc., for the Government.
FREE LIST=comid, petroleum, crude or refined, including kerosene, benzine, naphtha,
gasoline, and similar oils produced from petroleum.
640. Oleo stearin.
643. Ores of gold, silver, or nickel, and nickel matte; sweepings of
gold and silver. Paper stock.
644. Paper stock, crude, of every description, including all grasses, fibers, rags (other than wool), waste, including jute waste, shavings, clippings, old paper, rope ends, waste rope, and waste bagging, and all other waste not specially provided for in this section, including old gunny cloth and old gunny bags, used chiefly for papermaking.
645. Paraffin. 646. Parchment and vellum. 647. Pearl, mother of, and shells, not sawed, cut, polished, or otherwise manufactured, or advanced in value from the natural state.
648. Personal effects, not merchandise, of citizens of the United States dying in foreign countries. 649. Pewter and britannia metal, old, and fit only
fit only to be remanufactured.
650. 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, subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe.
651. Phosphates, crude.
652. Plants, trees, shrubs, roots, seed cane, and seeds, imported by the Department of Agriculture or the United States Botanic Garden.
653. 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.
655. Potash, crude, or "black salts;” carbonate of potash, crude or refined; hydrate of, or caustic potash, not including refined in sticks or rolls; nitrate of potash or saltpeter, crude; sulphate of potash, crude or refined, and muriate of potash.
656. Professional books, implements, instruments, and tools of trade, occupation, or employment, in the actual possession at the time of arrival, of persons emigrating to the United States; but this exemption shall not be construed to include machinery 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 Theatrical property, 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 admitted 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 upon any and all such articles as shall not be exported
within six months after such importation: Provided, That the SecExtending term.
retary of the Treasury may, in his discretion, extend such period for
Professional books, etc., of immigrants.
660. Rags, not otherwise specially provided for in this section.
662. Rennets, raw or prepared.
668. Seeds: Anise, canary, caraway, cardamom, cauliflower, coriander, cotton, cummin, fennel, fenugreek, hemp, hoarhound, mangelwurzel, mustard, rape, Saint John's bread or bean, sugar beet, sorghum or sugar cane for seed; bulbs and bulbous roots, not edible and not otherwise provided for in this section; all flower and grass seeds; evergreen seedlings; all the foregoing not specially provided for in this section.
669. Sheep dip.
672. Silk, raw, in skeins reeled from the cocoon, or rereeled, but not wound, doubled, twisted, or advanced in manufacture in any way.
673. Silk cocoons and silk waste.
676. Skins of all kinds, raw (except sheepskins with the wool on), and hides not specially provided for in this section.
677. Soda, nitrate of, or cubic nitrate.
678. Specimens of natural history, botany, and mineralogy, when imported for scientific public collections, and not for sale.
679. Spices: Cassia, cassia vera, and cassia buds; cinnamon and Spices, chips of; cloves and clove stems; mace; nutmegs; pepper, black or white, and pimento; all the foregoing when unground; ginger root, unground and not preserved or candied.
681. Spurs and stilts used in the manufacture of earthen, porcelain, and stone ware.
682. Stamps; foreign postage or revenue stamps, canceled or uncanceled, and foreign government stamped post cards bearing no other printing than the official imprint thereon.
683. Stone and sand: Burrstone in blocks, rough or unmanufactured; cliff stone, unmanufactured; rotten stone, tripoli, and sand, crude or manufactured, not otherwise provided for in this section.
684. Storax, or styrax.
685. Strontia, oxide of, and protoxide of strontian, and strontianite, or mineral carbonate of strontia. 686. Sulphur, lac or precipitated, and sulphur or brimstone, crude,
Sulphur, in bulk, sulphur ore as pyrites, or sulphuret of iron in its natural state, containing in excess of twenty-five per centum of sulphur, and sulphur not otherwise provided for in this section.
Skins and hides.
Stone and sand.
687. Sulphuric acid which at the temperature of sixty degrees Fahrenheit does not exceed the specific gravity of one and three hundred and eighty one-thousandths, for use in manufacturing superphosphate of lime or artificial manures of any kind, or for any agricultural purposes: Provided, That upon all sulphuric acid imported from any country, whether independent or a dependency, which imposes a duty upon sulphuric acid imported into such country from the United States, there shall be levied and collected a duty of one-fourth of one cent per pound.
691. Tea and tea plants: Provided, 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 ninetyseven, and any Act amendatory thereof.
692. Teeth, natural, or unmanufactured.
695. Tin ore, cassiterite or black oxide of tin, and tin in bars, Duty imposed when blocks, pigs, or grain or granulated: Provided, That there shall be reach 1,500 tonsa year: imposed and paid upon cassiterite, or black oxide of tin, and upon
bar, block, pig tin and grain or granulated, a duty of four cents per
696. Tobacco stems.
708. Wafers, unleavened or not edible. Wearing apparel,
709. Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar personal effects of persons arriving in the United States; but this exemption shall only include such articles as actually accompany and are in the use of, and as are necessary and appropriate for the wear and use of such persons, for the immediate purposes of the journey and present comfort and convenience, and shall
not be held to apply to merchandise or articles intended for other Residents returning. persons or for sale: Provided, That in case of residents of the United
States returning from abroad, all wearing apparel and other personal
710. Whalebone, unmanufactured.
etc., of persons arriying.
Works of art, etc.
For permanent exhibition by institu
712. Wood: Logs and round unmanufactured timber, including FREE LIST—l'ont'd. pulp woods, firewood, handle bolts, shingle bolts, gun blocks for gunstocks rough hewn or sawed or planed on one side, hop, poles, ship timber and ship planking; all the foregoing not specially provided for in this section.
713. Woods: Cedar, lignum-vitæ, lancewood, ebony, box, granadilla, mahogany, rosewood, satinwood, 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 suitable for sticks for umbrellas, parasols, sunshades, whips, fishing rods, or walking canes.
714. Works of art, drawings, engravings, photographic pictures, kortemente and philosophical and scientific apparatus brought by professional bition. artists, lecturers, or scientists arriving from abroad for use by them temporarily for exhibition and in illustration, promotion, and encouragement of art, science, or industry in the United States, and not for sale, shall be admitted free of duty, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe; but bonds shall be given Bond, 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 applications therefor shall be made.
715. Works of art, collections in illustration of the progress of the arts, sciences, or manufactures, photographs, works in terra cotta, tions, etc. parian, pottery, or porcelain, antiquities and artistic copies thereof in metal or other material, imported in good faith for exhibition at a fixed place by any State or by any society or institution established for the encouragement of the arts, science, or education, or for a municipal corporation, and all like articles imported 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 bonds shall be given under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, for the payment of lawful duties which may accrue should any of the articles aforesaid be sold, transferred, 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 promiso section shall not be allowed to associations or corporations engaged in or connected with business of a private or commercial character.
716. Works of art, productions of American artists residing temporarily abroad, or other works of art, including pictorial paintings tutions, ete:
or presented to insti. on glass, imported expressly for presentation to a national institution, or to any state or municipal corporation or incorporated religious society, college, or other public institution, except stained or painted window glass or stained or painted glass windows, and except any article, in whole or in part, molded, cast, or mechanically wrought from metal within twenty years prior to importation; but such exemption shall be subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.
717. Works of art, including paintings in oil, mineral, water, or other colors, pastels, original drawings and sketches, etchings and engravings, and sculptures, which are proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury under rules prescribed by him to have been in existence more than twenty years prior to the date of their
Of American artists, In existence one hundred years.
In existence over twenty years.
tute minimum tarifl.
Additional duty after March 31, 1910.
FREE LOST racont'il importation, but the term “sculptures” as herein used shall be construed tre," ete" understood to include professional productions of sculptors only,
whether round or in relief, in bronze, marble, stone, terra cotta, ivory, wood, or metal; and the word “painting," as used in this Act, shall not be understood to include any article of utility nor such as are made wholly or in part by stenciling or any other mechanical process; and the words "etchings” and “engravings," as used in this Act, shall be understood to include only such as are printed by hand from plates or blocks etched or engraved with hand tools, and not such as
are printed from plates or blocks etched or engraved by photoover chemical processes.
Other works of art (except rugs and carpets), collections in illustration 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 importation, 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.
718. Zaffer. Foregoing to consti- The provisions of the dutiable list and the free list of this section
shall constitute the minimum tariff of the United States.
SEC. 2. That from and after the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and ten, except as otherwise specially provided for in this section, there shall be levied, collected, and paid on all articles when imported from any foreign country into the United States, or into any of its possessions (except the Philippine Islands and the islands of Guam and Tutuila), the rates of duty prescribed by the schedules
and paragraphs of the dutiable list of section one of this Act, and To be the maximum in addition thereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem; which rates
shall constitute the maximum tariff of the United States: Provided, Minimum rutes ap That whenever, after the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred plicable.
and ten, and so long thereafter as the President shall be satisfied,
in view of the character of the concessions granted by the minimum Countries not dis tariff of the United States, that the government of any foreign coun
try imposes no terms or restrictions, either in the way of tariff rates or provisions, trade or other regulations, charges, exactions, or in any other manner, directly or indirectly, upon the importation into or the sale in such foreign country of any agricultural, manufactured,
or other product of the United States, which unduly discriminate Having no discrimi: against the United States or the products thereof, and that such duty, or prohibition." foreign country pays no export bounty or imposes no export duty or
prohibition upon the exportation of any article to the United States which unduly discriminates against the United States or the products thereof, and that such foreign country accords to the agricultural,
manufactured, or other products of the United States treatment Proclamation. which is reciprocal and equivalent, thereupon and thereafter, upon
proclamation to this effect by the President of the United States, all articles when imported into the United States, or any of its possessions (except the Philippine Islands and the islands of Guam and Tutuila), from such foreign country shall, except as otherwise herein
provided, be admitted under the terms of the minimum tariff of the Extension or limi: United States as prescribed by section one of this Act. The procla
mation issued by the President under the authority hereby conferred and the application of the minimum tariff thereupon may, in accordance with the facts as found by the President, extend to the whole of any foreign country, or may be confined to or exclude from its effect any dependency, colony, or other political subdivision having authority to adopt and enforce tariff legislation, er to impose restrictions or regulations, or to grant concessions upon the exportation or importation of articles which are, or may be, imported into the United
criminating against United States.
tation of minimum tarifl.