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FORWARDING.

R. F. DOWNING & Co. make a specialty of receiving, paying duty on and delivering merchandise for account of European manufacturers or dealers; but they never handle goods for their own 'account nor receive merchandise on consignment for sale.

R. F. DOWNING & Co. represent as forwarders many manufacturers in Europe, arranging according to instructions for free delivery, including payment of duties and all charges, collections of accounts, etc. Inmediate returns are made for all amounts collected by them. Correspondence invited on all subjects.

AN ACT

To Provide Revenue, Equalize Duties and

Encourage the Industries of the United States, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after the day following the passage of this Act, except as otherwise specially provided for in the second section of this Act, there shall be levied, collected, and paid upon 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 which are by the schedules and paragraphs of the dutiable list of this section prescribed, namely:

DUTIABLE LIST.

SCHEDULE A.-CHEMICALS, OILS, AND PAINTS.

1. Acids: Acetic or pyroligneous acid, not exceeding the specific gravity of one and forty-seven one-thousandths,

three-fourths of one cent per pound; exceeding the specific gravity of one and forty-seven onethousandths,

two cents per pound; acetic anhydrid,

two and one-half cents per pound; boracic acid,

three cents per pound; chromic acid,

two cents per pound; citric acid,

seven cents per pound; lactic acid, containing not over forty per centum by weight of actual lactic acid, -

..two cents per pound; containing over forty per centum by weight of actual lactic acid,

-three cents per pound; oxalic acid,

two cents per pound;

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salicylic acid, ...

-five cents per pound; sulphuric acid or oil of vitriol not specially provided for in this section,

one-fourth of one cent per pound; tannic acid or tannin,

thirty-five cents per pound; gallic acid,

-eight cents per pound; tartaric acid,

five cents per pound; all other acids not specially provided for in this section,

twenty-five per centum ad valorem. 2. Alcoholic compounds, including all articles consisting of vegetable, animal or mineral objects immersed or placed in, or saturated with, alcohol, not specially provided for in this section, -- --sixty cents

per pound and twenty-five per centum ad valorem. 3. Alkalies, alkaloids, distilled oils, essential oils, expressed oils, rendered oils, and all combinations of the foregoing, and all chemical compounds, mixtures and salts, and all greases, not specially provided for in this section,

twenty-five per centum ad valorem; chemical compounds, mixtures and salts containing alcohol or in the preparation of which alcohol is used, and not specially provided for in this section, ---- fifty-five cents per pound, but in no case shall any of the foregoing pay less than

twenty-five per centum ad valorem. 4. Alumina, hydrate of, or refined bauxite, containing not more than sixty-four per centum of alumina,

four-tenths of one cent per pound; containing more than sixty-four per centum of alumina,

six-tenths of one cent per pound. Alum, alum cake, patent alum, sulphate of alumina, and aluminous cake, containing not more than fifteen per centum of alumina and more than three-tenths of one per centum of iron oxide,

one-fourth of one cent per pound; alum, alum cake, patent alum, sulphate of alumina, and aluminous cake, containing more than fifteen per centum of alumina, or not more than three-tenths of one per centum of iron oxide,

three-eighths of one cent per pound.

5. Ammonia, carbonate of,

one and one-half cents per pound; muriate of, or sal ammoniac,

tbree-fourths of one cent per pound; liquid anhydrous, -

five cents per pound. 6. Argols or crude tartar or wine lees crude,

five per centum ad valorem; tartars and lees crystals, or partly refined argols, containing not more than ninety per centum of bitartrate of potash, and tartrate of soda or potassa, or Rochelle salts,

three cents per pound; containing more than ninety per centum of bitartrate of potash,-

four cents per pound; cream of tartar and patent tartar, .five cents per pound. 7. Blacking of all kinds,

twenty-five per centum ad valorem; all creams and preparations for cleaning or polishing boots and shoes,

twenty-five per centum ad valorem. 8. Bleaching powder, or chloride of lime,

one-fifth of one cent per pound. 9. Blue vitriol or sulphate of copper,

one-fourth of one cent per pound. 10. Charcoal in any form, not specially provided for in this Act; bone char, suitable for use in decolorizing sugars, and blood char,

twenty per centum ad valorem. 11. Borax,

two cents per pound; borates of lime, soda, or other borate material not otherwise provided for in this section,..

two cents per pound. 12. Camphor, refined, and synthetic camphor,

six cents per pound. 13. Chalk, when ground, bolted, precipitated naturally or artificially, or otherwise prepared, whether in the form of tubes, blocks, sticks or disks, or otherwise, including tailors', billiard, red, or French chalk, --one cent per pound; manufactures of chalk not specially provided for in this section,--

twenty-five per centum ad valorem. 14. Chloroform,

ten cents per pound.

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