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AN ACCOUNT of the Gross Amount produced by Customs Duties

upon the Principal and other Articles of Foreign and Colonial Merchandise Imported, and Coal Exported, in the years ended 31st December, 1902, 1903 and 1904.

PRINCIPAL ARTICLES.

1902.

1903.

1904.

193,628

£
L

£ COAL, COKE, &c.—Exported 2,210,354 2,305,411 2,375,676 CHICORY (including roasted and ground)

56,490 51,316

52,230 Cocoa (including Husks and Shells,

Chocolate, and Cocoa Butter) 259,208 255,295 274,32; COFFEE (including roasted and ground) .....

205,672 192,962 184,853 * CORN, GRAIN, &c. : Corn and Grain

1,506,132 803,528 Meal and Flour

334, 362 Other Articles

42,424 25,225 Fruit, Dried or otherwise pre

served without Sugar :
Currants .....

118,620 106,944 106,859 Figs, Plums, and Prunes

90,282

115,105 110,956 Raisins

211,505 225,863 227,916 SPIRITS:

Rum (including imitation rum) 2,428,353 2,256, 774 2,296,433.
Brandy

1,358,464 1,274,869 1,255,964 Geneva and all other Sorts ... 1,277,278 1,184,229 566,711 SUGAR:

Refined and Unrefined....... 5,938,779 5,431,904 6,115,999
Molasses and Glucose

210,557 230,253 274,700
Saccharine and articles con-
taining Sugar

171,634 144,228 153,461 TEA........

6,361,016 6,387,5707,912,856 TOBACCO; Unmanufactured

11,955,520 12,112,394 12,769,224 Manufactured and Snuff (in.

cluding British Cavendish,
made in Bond)

786,180 502,710 672,791 WINE

1,521,861 1,382,657 1,198,300 OTHER ARTICLES.........

70,308 30,063

51,487

TOTAL.........£37,096,178 35,453,200 36,579, 317

*Puities Imposed 15th April, 1902, Duties ceased 30th June 1903.

NEW SCHEME OF ENTRY OF NAVAL CADETS WHO

ARE CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONS AS EXECU.
TIVE AND ENGINEER OFFICERS OF THE NAVY
AND OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL MARINES.

(Promulgated December 24, 1902.)

ENTRY EXAMINATION OF CADETS. The following the syllabus of the examination for the entry of cadets under the new scheme :

Part I. 1. English (including writing from dictation, simple composition, and reproduction of the gist of a short passage twice read aloud to the candidates). 2. (a) History and (b) geography, (a) History (simple questions in English history and growth

of the British Empire). (b) Geography (simple questions, with special reference to the

British Empire). 3. French or German (importance will be attached to the oral examination). 4. (a) Arithmetic and (b) algebra(a) Arithmetic (elementary, including vulgar and decimal

fractions). (b) Algebra to simple equations, with easy problems. 5. Geometry (10 include the subject-matter of the First Look of Euclid, or its equivalent in experimental geometry and mensuration. The use of instruments and of algebraical methods will be allowed).

PART II.

(One only to be taken.) 6. Latin (easy passages for translation from Latin into English and rom English into Latin, and simple grammatical questions).

7. A second modern language (of which, if not French or German, notice must be previously given), or an advanced examination in the language selected under Part I.

8. Experimental science (easy questions with the object of testing practical knowledge and powers of observation).

The list of successful candidates will be published in aiuk..betical order.

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TABLE A.-FUTURE ENGINEER OFFICERS.
Rank,

Pay per Diem.

s. d. Lieutenant (E.)

12 14 16 о 17

18 0 of 14 years (maximum)

20 Commander (E.)

24 27 30

33 Captain (E.)

35-40 Rear-Admiral (E.)

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Pay per Diem.

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15 Major After 2 years in rank...

24 6

26 Lieutenant-Colonel

30 After 2 years in rank

33 » 4

36 о Colonels

and Commandant will receive pay of rank and an additional allowance of 5s. per diem.

Colonels Commandant will receive pay at present rates, with an additional allowance of 12s. per day.

TABLE C.-EXISTING ENGINEER OFFICERS.

New Ranks and Scale of Pay.
Rank.

Pay per Diem.

d Engineer Lieutenant

After 2 years...

4
6

13
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16

17 12

18 0 14 Engineer Commander

24

27 4

30 6

33 Engineer Captain ...

35-40 Engineer Rear-Admiral

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Colonels and Commandant will receive pay of rank and an additional allowance of 5s. per diem.

Colonels Commandant will receive pay at present rates, with an additional allowance of 125. a day.

FUTURE EXAMINATIONS.

During the period of transition from the existing to the new regulations the examination of candidates will be held under both regulations three times a year at the customary dates.

Under the new scheme, a candidate will not be eligible for the examination in July, who is less than 12 or more than 13 years of age on September iş following, nor for the examinations in December or March who is not within those limits of age on January 15 or May 15 following, respectively.

Under the old scheme:

The last examination for naval cadets entering the Britannia at the ages of 143-151 will be held in November, 1905.

The last examination for engineer students entering the Engineer Students' Training College at Keyham of the ages of 141-164 will be held in March, 1906.

The last examination of candidates for commissions in the Royal Marine Artillery of the ages of 16-18 will be held in June, 1908.

The last examination of candidates for commissions in the Royal Marine Light Infantry of the ages of 17-19 will be held in June, 1909

FOR THE INFORMATION OF CANDIDATES.

All Officers for the Executive and Engineer Branches of the Royal Navy or for the Royal Marines will enter the Service in future as Naval Cadets under identical conditions between the ages of 12 and 13, and will be educated and trained together until passing as Sub-Lieutenants at the age of 19–20.

Appointments to Naval Cadetships will be made by nominations, subject to the nominees passing a qualifying examination. Candidates who fail to pass will not be allowed a second trial. .

No nomination will be given to boys whose parents or goardians do not declare for them that they are prepared to enter any one of the three branches of the Service at the iermination of their probationary period of service afloat.

As far as possible each Officer will be allowed to choose which Branch or Service he will join, but this must be subject to the proviso that all alike are satisfactorily filled.

Candidates must be of pure European descent, and the sons either of natural-born British subjects, or of parents naturalized in the United Kingdom. If any doubt arises upon this question, the burden of clear proof that he is qualified will rest upon the Candidate.

All nominations of Candidates for Naval Cadetships are made by the First Lord, with the exception of a linited number, which are at the disposal of individual members of the Board, and of the Secretaries to the Board of Admiralty. Applications for nominations should be addressed to the Assistant Private Secretary to the First Lord, and should not be made until the Candidate has reached 11 years of age.

The nominations will be made three times a year a sew weeks before the date fixed for the examination of Candidates.

The Educational Examinations will be held in March, July and December, and the appointments will date from the 15th May, 15th September, 15th January, following, respectively,

Every Candidate must be in good health, and free from any physical delect of body, impediment of speech, defect of sight or hearing, and also from any predisposition, to constitutional or hereditary disease or weakness of any kind, and in all respects well developed and active in proportion to his age. Besore undergoing the literary examination he will be required to pass the medical examination according to the prescribed regulations, and must be found physically fit for the Navy.

The following certificates will be required :--(I) a registrar's certificate of the date of his birth or a declaration thereof made before a magistrate (a certificate of baptism will pot be accepted); (2) a certificate of good conduct srom ihe masters of the school or schools at which he may have been educated during the two previous years, or, if educated at home, from his tutor or the clergyman of the parish in which he resides ; and (3) proofs of good health.

NOTE. --The Regulations as to entry under old scheme, will remain in force for Candidates of the ages of 143-15} until November, 1905.

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