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tions from Ottawa on Saturday to that effect, and directing that he should be governed accordingly.

PHILIP CARROLL,
Commercial Agent.

COMMERCIAL AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Port Stanley and St. Thomas, Canada, February 28, 1882.

[Inclosure in the foregoing report.]

THE TARIFF--CHANGES IN THE TARIFF PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT-LIST OF ARTICLES ADDED TO THE FREE LIST-NATIVE INDUSTRIES TO BE STILL FURTHER ENCOURAGED-DUTY TAKEN OFF TEA AND COFFEE.

15.

[From the Toronto Mail of February 25, 1882.]

The following are the changes proposed in the tariff:

OTTAWA, February 24.

TO BE ADDED TO THE FREE LIST.

Anatomical preparations.

Bees, brass in sheets, britannia metal in pigs and bars.

Celluloid in sheets, China clay, chloralum, coffee, green, except by act 42 Vic., cap.

Fowls for improvement of stock.

Iron, sand or globules, and dry putty for polishing granite.

Quinine, quicksilver.

Spelter in blocks and pigs.

Tea, except as provided for in act 42 Vic., cap. 15.

Tin in blocks, pigs, bars, and sheets.

Woods, African teak, black-heart ebony, lignum-vitæ, red cedars, satinwood.

DUTIES TO BE CHANGED.

Bookbinders' tools and implements, including ruling machines and binders' cloth, from 10 to 15 per cent.

Glass, common and colorless, window glass, 20 to 30 per cent.

Scrap iron, now $2 per ton, to $1.

Lead, manufactures, from 25 to 30 per cent.

Sandpaper from 20 to 25 per cent.

Ships' hulls when containing machinery to remain at 10 per cent., but the machinery to pay 25 per cent.

Bags containing fine salt, 25 per cent.

Clock springs, now 35, reduced to 10 per cent.

Cotton seed, now 20 per cent., reduced to 10 per cent. per bushel.

Fireworks, 25 per cent. ad valorem.

Wrought-iron tubing, 14 inch and upward, 15 per cent.; it nows pays 25 between 1 and 2 inches.

Mustard cake, 20 per cent.; uncertain now.

Paraffine, wax, or stearine, 3 cents per pound.

Rice, unhulled, or paddy, 17 per cent.

Trees, apple, 2 cents; pear, 4 cents; plum, 5 cents; cherry, 4 cents; quince, 2} cents; grape vines, 4 cents.

Silk plush, or netting for gloves, 15 per cent.

Harness and leather dressing is placed under the head of blacking at 25 per cent. Belts and trusses under the heading of braces or suspenders.

Kentucky jeans to pay cotton duty, as they are cotton.

Knitted cotton cloth to pay 30 per cent.; black and bleached cotton, three and six cords only, to be admitted at 12 per cent duty.

Furs the same, whether wholly or partially dressed.

Bolsters and pillows to pay the same duty as mattresses.

Glass, pressed or molded, tableware, to be added to the 30 per cent. list.

Corsets, tarpaulin coated with oil, paint, or tar, cotton bags made up by the use of the needle, 30 per cent.

Paints, orange inineral reduced to 5 per cent., being the same article as white lead. Lacquers, Japan, and collodes are added to the list of varnish.

Spirits and strong waters mixed, now paying $1.90, 20 per cent. is to be added.

CHANGES IN THE CANADIAN TARIFF.

REPORT BY CONSUL LANGE, OF SAINT STEPHEN, N. B., ON THE CHANGES OF TARIFF AS ENACTED AT THE LAST SESSION OF THE DOMINION PARLIAMENT.

Acids:

1. Acetic, now twelve cents per imperial gallon, to be fifteen cents. (15 cents per I. G.)

Strike out the words "sulphuric and nitric in a combined state, twenty per cent. ad valorem," and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

2. Sulphuric and nitric combined and all mixed acids, twenty-five per cent. ad valorem. (25 per cent. ad valorem.)

3. Under the heading, "Books, &c.," in the item "playing cards," strike out the words and figures "thirty per cent. ad valorem, 30 per cent." and insert the words "six cents per pack." per pack.)

(6 cents 4. In the items, "Printed music, bound or in sheets," strike out the word and figure "six, 6," and insert the word and figures "ten, 10." (10 cents per pound.)

5. Braces or suspenders, now 25 per cent., to be 30 per cent. (30 per cent. ad valorem.)

Carriages:

Strike out the whole of this item and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

6 to 12. Carriages: Buggies of all kinds, farm wagons; farm, railway, or freight carts; pleasure carts or gigs, and similar vehicles, and all other carriages not otherwise enumerated, thirty-five per cent. ad valorem, to take effect on and after the tenth day of May next. (35 per cent. ad valorem.)

13. Railway cars, sleighs, cutters, wheelbarrows, and hand carts, thirty per cent. ad valorem. (30 per cent. ad valorem.)

14 to 19. Children's carriages of all kinds, thirty-five per cent. ad valorem, to take effect on the 10th of May, 1883. (35 per cent. ad valorem.)

20. Parts of carriages or other manufactured articles shall be charged with the same rate of duty, on a proportionate valuation, as that chargeable upon the finished article.

21. Under the heading "Cotton, manufactures of," in the item "cotton, duck, or canvas of hemp or flax, and sail twine, when to be used for boats and ships' sails, five per cent. ad valorem," strike out the words "cotton, duck, or" and provide that: The importer of cotton duck used for sails of ships or fishing boats or other vessels shall be entitled to a drawback equal to the duty paid thereon, less five per cent. of the value of the article, on furnishing proof that the duck had been so used, under regulations to be made by the minister of customs.

22.

After the item "all clothing made of cotton or other material, etc.," insert the item:

Lamp-wicks, thirty per cent. ad valorem. (30 per cent.)
And, also, the following:

tions from Ottawa on Saturday to that effect, and directing that he should be governed accordingly.

PHILIP CARROLL,
Commercial Agent.

COMMERCIAL AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES,

Port Stanley and St. Thomas, Canada, February 28, 1882.

[Inclosure in the foregoing report.]

THE TARIFF-CHANGES IN THE TARIFF PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT-LIST of ARTICLES ADDED TO THE FREE LIST-NATIVE INDUSTRIES TO BE STILL FURTHER ENCOURAGED-DUTY TAKEN OFF TEA AND COFFEE.

15.

[From the Toronto Mail of February 25, 1882.]

The following are the changes proposed in the tariff:

TO BE ADDED TO THE FREE LIST.

Anatomical preparations.

Bees, brass in sheets, britannia metal in pigs and bars.

OTTAWA, February 24.

Celluloid in sheets, China clay, chloralum, coffee, green, except by act 42 Vic., cap.

Fowls for improvement of stock.

Iron, sand or globules, and dry putty for polishing granite.

Quinine, quicksilver.

Spelter in blocks and pigs.

Tea, except as provided for in act 42 Vic., cap. 15.

Tin in blocks, pigs, bars, and sheets.

Woods, African teak, black-heart ebony, lignum-vitæ, red cedars, satin wood.

DUTIES TO BE CHANGED.

Bookbinders' tools and implements, including ruling machines and binders' cloth, from 10 to 15 per cent.

Glass, common and colorless, window glass, 20 to 30 per cent.

Scrap iron, now $2 per ton, to $1.

Lead, manufactures, from 25 to 30 per cent.

Sandpaper from 20 to 25 per cent.

Ships' hulls when containing machinery to remain at 10 per cent., but the machinery to pay 25 per cent.

Bags containing fine salt, 25 per cent.

Clock springs, now 35, reduced to 10 per cent.

Cotton seed, now 20 per cent., reduced to 10 per cent. per bushel.

Fireworks, 25 per cent. ad valorem.

Wrought-iron tubing, 14 inch and upward, 15 per cent.; it nows pays 25 between 1 and 2 inches.

Mustard cake, 20 per cent.; uncertain now.

Paraffine, wax, or stearine, 3 cents per pound.

Rice, unhulled, or paddy, 17 per cent.

Trees, apple, 2 cents; pear, 4 cents; plum, 5 cents; cherry, 4 cents; quince, 2} cents; grape vines, 4 cents.

Silk plush, or netting for gloves, 15 per cent.

Harness and leather dressing is placed under the head of blacking at 25 per cent. Belts and trusses under the heading of braces or suspenders.

Kentucky jeans to pay cotton duty, as they are cotton.

Knitted cotton cloth to pay 30 per cent.; black and bleached cotton, three and six cords only, to be admitted at 12 per cent duty.

Furs the same, whether wholly or partially dressed.

Bolsters and pillows to pay the same duty as mattresses.

Glass, pressed or molded, tableware, to be added to the 30 per cent. list.

Corsets, tarpaulin coated with oil, paint, or tar, cotton bags made up by the use of the needle, 30 per cent.

Paints, orange mineral reduced to 5 per cent., being the same article as white lead. Lacquers, Japan, and collodes are added to the list of varnish.

Spirits and strong waters mixed, now paying $1.90, 20 per cent. is to be added.

CHANGES IN THE CANADIAN TARIFF.

REPORT BY CONSUL LANGE, OF SAINT STEPHEN, N. B., ON THE CHANGES OF TARIFF AS ENACTED AT THE LAST SESSION OF THE DOMINION PARLIAMENT.

Acids:

1. Acetic, now twelve cents per imperial gallon, to be fifteen cents. (15 cents per I. G.)

Strike out the words "sulphuric and nitric in a combined state, twenty per cent. ad valorem," and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

2. Sulphuric and nitric combined and all mixed acids, twenty-five per cent. ad valorem. (25 per cent. ad valorem.)

3. Under the heading, "Books, &c.," in the item "playing cards," strike out the words and figures "thirty per cent. ad valorem, 30 per cent." and insert the words "six cents per pack." (6 cents per pack.)

4. In the items, "Printed music, bound or in sheets," strike out the word and figure "six, 6," and insert the word and figures "ten, 10." (10 cents per pound.)

5. Braces or suspenders, now 25 per cent., to be 30 per cent. (30 per cent. ad valorem.)

Carriages:

Strike out the whole of this item and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

6 to 12. Carriages: Buggies of all kinds, farm wagons; farm, railway, or freight carts; pleasure carts or gigs, and similar vehicles, and all other carriages not otherwise enumerated, thirty-five per cent. ad valorem, to take effect on and after the tenth day of May next. (35 per cent. ad valorem.)

13. Railway cars, sleighs, cutters, wheelbarrows, and hand carts, thirty per cent. ad valorem. (30 per cent. ad valorem.)

14 to 19. Children's carriages of all kinds, thirty-five per cent. ad valorem, to take effect on the 10th of May, 1883. (35 per cent. ad valorem.)

20. Parts of carriages or other manufactured articles shall be charged with the same rate of duty, on a proportionate valuation, as that chargeable upon the finished article.

21. Under the heading "Cotton, manufactures of," in the item "cotton, duck, or canvas of hemp or flax, and sail twine, when to be used for boats and ships' sails, five per cent. ad valorem," strike out the words "cotton, duck, or" and provide that: The importer of cotton duck used for sails of ships or fishing boats or other vessels shall be entitled to a drawback equal to the duty paid thereon, less five per cent. of the value of the article, on furnishing proof that the duck had been so used, under regulations to be made by the minister of customs.

After the item "all clothing made of cotton or other material, etc.," insert the item:

22. Lamp-wicks, thirty per cent. ad valorem. (30 per cent.) And, also, the following:

23. Provided that printed or dyed cottons, except jeans, coutelles, cambrics, silicias, and casbans, shall on and after the first day of January, 1884, be charged with a duty of twenty-seven and onehalf per cent. ad valorem. (27 per cent. ad valorem.)

Strike out the items concerning "Cordage for ships' purposes," and "cordage, all other, including manila, marline, etc.," and substitute therefor:

21. Cordage of all kinds, twenty per cent. ad valorem. (20 per cent. ad valorem.)

Strike out the item "drain-tile and drain-pipes and sewerpipes, etc., twenty per cent.," and substitute the following items. in lieu thereof:

25. Drain-tile, not glazed, twenty per cent. ad valorem. (20 per cent. ad valorem.)

26. Drain-pipes and sewer-pipes, glazed, twenty-five per cent. (25 per cent. ad valorem.)

27. Under the heading "Fruits, dried," in the second item, "currants, dates, etc.," the duty of twenty-five per cent. to be reduced to twenty per cent. (20 per cent.) 28. In the item "fruits in air-tight cans," after the words "including cans," strike out the words "three cents per pound if sweetened and two cents per pound if not sweetened," and insert the words: Weighing not over one pound, three cents per can (3 cents per can) and three cents additional per can for each pound or fraction of a pound over one pound in weight.

29. Under the heading "Furniture," after the word "furniture," and before the word "house," insert the words: Of wood, iron, or any other material. After the words "bolsters and pillows," and before the words "caskets and coffins," strike out the words "showcases," and add the following item: Show-cases, a specific duty of two dollars each, and, in addition thereto, thirty-five per cent. ad valorem. (35 per cent. ad valorem.)

30. Under the heading "Iron and manufactures of," after the item concerning "lap-welded boiler-iron tubing," and before the item concerning "bedsteads and other iron furniture," strike out the heading "Manufactures of iron or steel, or of iron and steel combined."

31. In the item "bedsteads and other iron furniture and ornamental iron work and wire work," strike out the words "bedsteads and other iron furniture," and include the same in the item concerning "furniture, house, cabinet, or office," thirty-five per cent. ad valorem. (35 per cent. ad valorem.)

After the item concerning "sewing machines," and before the item concerning "ink for writing," insert the following:

32. All articles rated as iron or manufactures of iron shall be chargeable with the same duty, if imported, as steel, or steel and iron combined, unless otherwise provided for.

Under the heading "Leather," in the item "sole and belting leather and all upper leather," after the word "sheep," and before the words "calf, tanned or dressed," strike out the words "buck and antelope," and substitute therefor the following item: 33. Glove leather, viz, buck, deer, elk, and antelope, tanned or dressed, colored or not colored, ten per cent. ad valorem. (10 per cent. ad valorem.)

34. Under the heading "Liquorice root, paste extract of, for manufac turing purposes," the duty of twenty per cent. to be reduced to fifteen per cent. ad valorem. (15 per cent. ad valorem.)

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