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In case of doubt as to the clearance of crude petroleum, the following rules shall be observed:

1. A sample of 200 cubic centimeters shall be taken from each 50 cases or less comprised in the declaration and belonging to the same kind of goods. If the oil is imported in bulk or in tanks, samples of equal quantities shall be taken from each receptacle in which the oil is contained, sufficient to make more than two liters in all after mixing.

2. These samples shall be thoroughly mixed in a large receptacle, and when the discharge of the shipment is terminated, 2 liters are taken therefrom and put into separate bottles, which are sealed and furnished with labels signed by the customs employees and the interested party. These bottles shall be forwarded to the customs chemical expert in order to be assayed.

3. Immediately after this operation the goods shall be cleared and the corresponding duty applied, but the interested party shall always be bound by the results of the analysis, and the clearance shall not be deemed definite until that result be known.

4. The samples must be assayed within one month, and the interested party has the right to be present when the samples are opened and analyzed, provided that he has made a written request to this effect at the time of identifying the samples by affixing his signature to the labels. He may also appeal to the Collector of the Islands from the report of the experts.

5. Should the interested party in his appeal request that a new analysis be made, this operation shall be effected at his expense if the report of the experts be sustained. In contrary cases the expense shall be borne by the Government. 6. The following shall be considered:

(a) As crude oil derived from the distillation of slates or schists, those obtained from first distillation having a specific gravity of from 900 to 920, at a temperature of 21 Centigrade, or, measured on a Baumé scale for fluids lighter than water, which give a reading from about 27 (corresponding to a specific gravity of about 900) to 22 (corresponding to a specific gravity of about 924).

(b) As crude and natural petroleum, that imported in the state in which found when extracted from the well, and which had undergone no operation whatever, whereby the natural chemical composition is altered or modified. When gradually and continuously distilled up to a temperature of 300° C., this petroleum must leave a residuum exceeding 20 per cent of its primitive weight.

7. Tar and mineral pitch, bitumens, schists, unrefined creosote, asphalt and also asphalt paving blocks, G. W..... 100 kilos.. $0.10

The customs authorities must take care that under the denomination
of tar, or mixtures containing tar, no oils derived from schists are
imported. Tar must not contain in appreciable proportions volatile
products or oils which might be extracted by means of distillation at
300° Centigrade. Though imported under the name of asphalts, or
bitumens, impure paraffin or other products must be included in No. 102
of Class III.

8. Crude oils derived from schists, including crude petroleum and axle grease
for cars and carts, G. W.
.100 kilos..
Crude mineral oils mixed with crude animal oils, as well as crude
mineral oils mixed with crude vegetable oils when these oils are exclu-
sively destined to lubricating machinery, are likewise dutiable according
to this number.


9. Petroleum and other mineral oils, rectified or refined, intended for illumination or lubrication, N. W...........

.100 kilos.. $1.25

10. Benzine, gasoline, and mineral oils not specially mentioned, including vaseline, G. W..

..100 kilos.. 1.25

All mineral oils not having the properties described in paragraph (a) of Rule 6 of the rules for this group shall be considered as refined.


11. Ores other than copper, gold, and silver, G. W.


.1,000 kilos..


12. Common or ordinary hollow glassware and electrical insulators, G. W., 100 kilos....

(a) Siphons for aerated waters, G. W

13. Crystal, and glass imitating crystal:


.100 kilos.. 2.80

(a) Articles cut, engraved, painted, enameled, or gilt, G. 12.00
(b) The same, neither cut, engraved, painted, enameled, nor gilt, G. W.,
100 kilos

(c) Lamp chimneys, plain or ground, not decorated, per 100 chim


NOTE. Decanters, glasses, tumblers, cups, goblets, saucers, plates, dishes, pitchers, bowls, candlesticks, pillar-lamps, bracket-lamps, and other articles of table service and lighting, white or colored, and statuettes, flower stands, vases, urns, and similar articles for toilet purposes or house decoration are included in this paragraph.

14. Plate glass or plate crystal:

(a) Slabs for paving or roofing, G. W


• 25

.100 kilos.. 1.65

(b) For windows or in other articles, provided that they are neither
polished, beveled, engraved, nor annealed, G. W ....100 kilos.. 2.20
(c) Window glass set in lead and polished, or beveled plate glass, G. W.,
100 kilos

(d) Articles engraved or enameled, G. W

15. Mirrors and looking-glasses of glass and crystal:


..100 kilos.. 10.00

(a) Common mirrors, not exceeding 2 mm. in thickness, coated with

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(a) Spectacles, eyeglasses, and goggles, and glasses for the same,
per dozen....

(b) Incandescent electric lamps, mounted or not
(c) Other articles, neither cut, engraved, painted,

- per hundred.. enameled, nor gilt,

.25 2.00

..100 kilos..

G. W...
(d) The same, either cut, engraved, painted, enameled, or gilt,
G. W
NOTE.-Washbowls, wash basins, soap dishes, toothbrush holders,
and washstand pitchers are included in this number.


.100 kilos.. 8.00

Provided, that none of the articles classified under paragraphs 13 and 16 shall pay a less rate of duty than 30 per cent ad valorem, and none of the articles classified under paragraphs 12, 14, and 15 shall pay a less rate of duty than 20 per cent ad valorem,


17. Common clay:

(a) In common bricks, fire bricks and squares, unglazed, for building
and industrial purposes, G. W

..1,000 kilos.. $0.30
(b) Pressed, vitrified or glazed bricks or squares, G. W.1,000 kilos
(c) In tubes or pipes, not varnished, vitrified or glazed, for building or
drainage purposes, G. W

.100 kilos..

(d) In tubes or pipes, varnished, glazed or vitrified, for industrial or
drainage purposes, G. W..

18. Ceramic tiles:

100 kilos..

(a) Varnished, vitrified, or not, plain and undecorated, G. W.100 kilos.. (b) The same, glazed, ornamented or decorated, G. W.....100 kilos.. 19. Hollow ware, glazed or not, of clay or stoneware:

.100 kilos..

(a) Household or kitchen utensils, except dishes or tableware, not gilt,
painted, or ornamented in relief, G. W..................
(b) Dishes, tableware, or other articles, not gilt, painted or ornamented
in relief, G. W







.100 kilos.. 1.60

(c) Flowerpots of common earthenware and common bottles of the
same, G. W
100 kilos..



(d) Articles, gilt, painted, or ornamented in relief, G. W..100 kilos.. 20. Faience, in dishes or hollow ware:

(a) Neither painted, gilt, nor ornamented in relief, G. W..100 kilos.. 2.80 (b) Gilt, painted, or with ornaments in relief, G. W.

.100 kilos.. 6.00

21. Porcelain, in dishes or hollow ware:

100 kilos.. 5.60

.100 kilos.. 9.60

(a) Neither painted, gilt, nor in relief, G. W

(b) Painted, gilt, or with ornaments in relief, G. W Provided, that none of the articles classified under letter (b) of this paragraph shall pay a less rate of duty than 60 per cent ad valorem.

22. Porcelain, plain, in door knobs, electric insulator and similar articles not decorated, not otherwise provided for, G. W..

.100 kilos.. 4.00

23. Statuettes, flower stands, vases, high and bas reliefs, articles for toilet purposes and house decoration, all of said articles of clay, faïence, stoneware, porcelain or bisque, G. W... .kilo..



24. Precious stones and doublets, unset: Ad valorem, 15 per cent.

25. Pearls, unset: Ad valorem 15 per cent.

26. Imitations of precious stones and of pearls, unset: Ad valorem 15 per cent.

CLASS II.-Metals and all manufactures in which a metal enters as a principal element.



27. Gold and platinum or alloys thereof:

(a) In jewelry, plate and goldsmiths' wares, not otherwise provided
for, N.W.

(b) Same set with pearls or precious stones, not otherwise provided


for, N.W....

.hectog.. 25.00

(c) Same set with doublets, imitation precious stones or imitation
pearls, N. W.

..hectog.. 17.50

(d) Same manufactured into articles other than jewelry or plate, except

as otherwise specially provided, N. W

..hectog.. 3.00

28. Silver:

(a) In jewelry or plate and silversmiths' wares, not set with pearls or
precious stones, N. W.......

(b) In same set with pearls or precious stones, N. W .

..hectog.. $3.00 ....hectog.. 15.50

(c) In same set with doublets, imitation precious stones, or imitation
pearls, N. W....

.hectog.. 8.00

(d) Silver manufactured into articles other than jewelry or plate,

N. W.

29. Gold and silver plated wares:

(a) Gold and silver plated jewelry, N. W



.kilo.. 2.40

(b) Gold and silver plated wares other than jewelry, N. W.......kilo.. 2.00 Provided, that none of the articles classified under paragraphs 27, 28,

and 29 shall pay a less rate of duty than 20 per cent ad valorem.


Articles of malleable cast iron are dutiable as manufactures of wrought iron.

30. Pigs, G. W

.100 kilos..


31. Articles not coated or ornamented with another metal or porcelain, neither polished nor turned:

(a) Bars, beams, plates, grates for furnaces, columns and pipes, G. W.
100 kilos.


(b) Lubricating boxes for railway trucks and carriages, and railway
way chairs, G. W.......

100 kilos..


.100 kilos..


...100 kilos.. 1.20

(c) Articles, other, not elsewhere mentioned, G. W 32. Articles of all kinds not coated or ornamented with another metal or porcelain, either polished or turned, N. W... 33. Articles of all kinds, enameled, bronze gilt, tinned or coated, or ornamented with other metals or porcelain, N. W..


.100 kilos.. 2.00

34. Iron, soft or wrought, in ingots or "tochos," steel in ingots, G. W., 100 kilos....

35. Wrought iron or steel, rolled: (a) Rails, G. W..


...100 kilos..


(b) Bars and beams, neither perforated, riveted, with screws, nor cut
to measure, of all kinds (excepting fine crucible steel) including
rods, tires, and hoops, G. W
..100 kilos..

The rods in question are iron or steel rods exceeding eight millimeters
in thickness employed in the manufacture of iron wire.

(c) The same, of crucible steel, G. W


.100 kilos.. 1.05

Crucible steel is distinguishable from bar and other pieces of iron or common steel by its sharp edges. The surface is very smooth, of a bluish color darker than that of iron and its fracture is close grained. (This steel is generally imported in round, triangular, square, octagonal or flat bars.)

36. Wrought iron and steel sheets, rolled:

(a) Neither polished nor tinned of 3 millimeters and more in thick-
ness, G. W
.100 kilos..

(b) Neither polished nor tinned of less than 3 millimeters in thick-
ness, and hoop iron, G. W ...
.100 kilos..

By hoop iron (fleges) shall be understood unpolished, flat bands or
circles less than 3 mm. in thickness.

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(c) Tinned and tin plate, G. W
(d) Polished, corrugated, perforated, cold rolled, galvanized, or not,
and bands of polished hoop iron, G. W.


37. Wrought iron or steel:

Cast in pieces in the rough, neither polished, turned, nor adjusted, weighing each

(a) 25 kilos or more, G. W.

(b) Less than 25 kilos, G. W.

38. Wrought iron or steel cast in pieces, finished:

.100 kilos.. $0.75

.100 kilos.. 1.00

(a) Wheels weighing more than 100 kilograms, fish-plates, chairs,
sleepers, and straight axles; springs for railways and tramways;
lubricating boxes, G. W
.100 kilos..
(b) Wheels weighing 100 kilograms or less; springs other than for
railways and tramways; bent axles and cranks, G. W., 100

39. Wrought iron or steel pipes:

(a) Covered with sheet brass, G. W



(b) Other, galvanized or not, G. W

40. Wrought iron or steel wire, galvanized or not: (a) 2 mm. or more in diameter, N. W.

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(b) More than half and less than 2 mm. in diameter, N. W.100 kilos..
mm. or less in diameter and wire covered with a textile,
N. W

.100 kilos.. 1.40

41. Wrought iron or steel in large pieces, composed of bars or bars and sheets fastened by means of rivets or screws; the same, unriveted, perforated, or cut to measure for bridges, frames and other buildings, G. W.100 kilos.. 1.00 42. Anchors, iron or steel plates for vessels, chains for vessels or machines, moorings, switches and signal disks, G. W.

43. Anvils, G. W

44. Wire gauze:

(a) Up to 40 threads per square inch, N. W

(b) Of 40 threads or more per square inch, N. W

.100 kilos..

.50 .100 kilos.. 1.75

.100 kilos.. 1.75

.kilo.. .04

45. Cables, fencing (barbed wire), netting; furniture springs, N.W.100 kilos..
46. Tools and implements, not apparatus, of wrought iron or steel:

(a) Fine, for arts, trades and professions, partly or wholly of crucible
steel, N. W

(b) Other, N. W


100 kilos.. 5.00 .100 kilos.. 1.50

Provided, that none of the articles classified under this para-
graph shall pay a less rate of duty than 15 per cent. ad valorem.

47. Screws, nuts, bolts, washers, and rivets, N. W...
48. Nails, clasp nails, tacks and brads, N. W
49. Saddlery hardware:

100 kilos.. 2.00

.100 kilos.. 1.00

(a) Common, made of iron or steel, common bits, spurs, and all finishes
of common harness, not nickeled or covered with other metals or
materials, N. W.

.100 kilos.. 3.00

(b) The same ornamented, nickeled or covered with other mate-
rials, N. W

50. Buckles, not gold or silver plated:

(a) Bronze gilt, silvered or nickeled, N. W.

(b) Others, N. W................

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53. Crochet hooks and the like, hairpins, N. W.
54. Cutlery:
(a) Butchers', shoemakers', saddlers', kitchen, bread, vegetable,

cheese, plumbers', and painters' knives, with wood handles,
table knives and forks, with wood handles, scissors and shears,
with glazed or japanned bows, N. W

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