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Agent and Consul-General, B. S. Cave, C.B. ; Vice-Consuls, J. H. Sinclair, and H. C, l'enables; Lloyd's Agents, Smith, Mackenzie & Co.

ZARATE. 60 miles from Buenos Ayres, on the River Paraná.

Auth. Captain of the Port. Tr.-I. Coal ; E. Some grain. From 17 to 20ft of water, according to state of river. There are paper and cheese factories. Pilotage. C. About £2. ZEBU, Philippine Islands. Lat. 10° 17' N ; long. 130° 06' E.

Pop. 14,725. Tr.-E. Chiefly sugar and hemp. Accn. Vessels (merchant) generally anchor SSW. of the fort, in 7fms of water. Charges. On a vessel of 870 tons £103. Pilotage, 0. a vessel of 869 tons, in ballast inwards, and outwords with cargo of sugar, shells, hemp, &c., in or out £10.

Oo a ship of 1,434 tons reg. (1,763 Spanish tons), ballast in, and cargo of sugar and hemp out, shifting anchorage klos rod, inwards £5 16s 8d, outwards 62 18s 4d.

Official. H.B.M.'s Vice-Consul, C. A. Fulcher. ZIERIKZEE, Holland. Tr.--I. Salt, coals, wine, and pro

visions ;

E. Grains, cattle, onions, seed, &c. Accn. Harb. about it miles long, with accn. for ships drawing 16ft. There is a shipbuilding yard. THW. 2h; Sp. rise 10111*; N. 9ft. Charges. 6c per 1,000 kgs ; sailers, 1 to 50 kgs, 2c per 1,coo kgs ; 51 10 100, 30; 101 to 200, 40, &c. ; 600 kgs and above, 7 cts. per 1,000 kgs. Official. Outer Harbour Master, J, Dew. ZWOLLE, Netherlands. Pop. 28,000. Tr.-E. Cattle,

jute, &c. Only frequented by vessels up to 200 tons. Sft on bar. Charges On vessel of 79 tons drawing 63ft, £10 6s; harb. dues, id per reg. ton ; loading and unloading cargo, 6d per ton. Pilotage. In and out, £2 15s. Officials. Warner & Van der Biesen, Shipowners, &c.

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British Decrease, 2 per cent.
Foreign Decrease, 15'3 per cent.
British Shaie, 56 per cent. of the World's Output.

TARIFFS OF ALL NATIONS,

Corrected to December 15, 1904.

I.-UNITED KINGDOM.
Area ......sq. miles 121,115 | Imports (1904) £551,362, 124
Pop. U.K. 1901 ... 41,605,220 | Exports (1904) £371,139,815
l'opulation .........

........ 42,789,552 Articles subject to import duties in the United Kingdom, and the rate of duty levied upon each article according to tariff in operation at the present time. Cocoa.--Raw, per lb., id. ; husks and shells, per cut., 25. ; cocoa or chocolate, ground,

prepared, or in any way manufactured, per lb., ed.; cocoa butter, per lb., id. It

spirits used in manufactured. per lb. extra. Coffee. -Raw, per cwt., 145.; kiln-dried, roasted, or ground, per lb., 2d. Chicory.-Raw or kiln-dried, per cwt., 135. 3d. ; roasted or ground, per ll., 2d. ; cofice,

chicory, or other vegetable matter applicable to the uses of coffee or chicory, roasted

and ground, mixed, per Ib., ed. Fruit (Dried). --Currants, 25. per cwt.; figs, fiy.cake, pluis, prunes, and raisins, 7s. per cwl. Tea, per 1b., 8d. Tobacco, per lb. -- Unmanufactural: stemmed or stripped, containing in every 100 lbs.

Weight thereof io lbs. or more of moisture, 35, 3d. ; unstemmed or upstripped, 35.; containing less than 10 lbs. of inoisture, 3s, 7d., un temmed or unstripped, 35. d.; manufactured: cigars 6s.; cavendish or negrohead, 49. 4d.; cavendish or negrohead manufactured in boud, 3s. Iod. ; snuff, containing in every 100 lbs. weight thereof, more than 13 lbs. of inoisture, zs. 7d. ; not more than 13 lbs. of moisture, 45. 4d. ;

other manufactured tobacco, (cigarettes, etc.), fs. 1od. Wine, per gallon.--Not ex. 30 deg. proof spirit, is. 3d.; ex. 3

js. With an additional duty of zd. per gall. for every deg, or part of a deg. beyond the highest above charged. The word “degree" does not include fractions of the next higher degree. Still wines in bottles additional duty, regardless of strength, is. Wine includes lees of wine. The duty on sparkling wine imported in bottle, in addition to

the duties ia respect of alccholic strength, 25. 6d. Beer of the descrip ions called mum, spruce, or black beer, and Berlin white beer, and other

preparations, whether fermented or not fermented, of a character similar to mum, spruce, or black beer, where the worts thereof were, before fermentation, of a specific gravity not ex. 1'215 deg., for every 36 gallons, 61 12$. ; ex. 1'215 ce, 61 175, 6d. Beer of any other description, where the worts thereuf were, before fermentation, of a specific gravity of 1*055 deg., for every 36 galls., 8s.; and so on in proportion for any

difference in gravity. Spirits and Strong Waters. --For every gall, computed at hydrometer proof of spirits of

any description (except perfumed spirits), including naphiba or methylic alcohol, purificd so as to be potable; and mixtures and preparations containing spirits. Enumerated spirits. -Proot gall., brandy, 115. 4d., in bot. 125. 4d. ; rum, 115. 4d., in bot. 128. 40. ; imitation rum, ils. 5d., in bot. 125. 5d. ; Geneva, 115.gd., in bot. 129. 5d ; additional in respect of sugar used in Sweetening, 2d., in bot. 2d. Unenumerated Spirits. -Proof gall., sweetened, including liqueurs, cordials, mixtures, and other pre. parations containing spirits, if tested), IIS. 7d., in bot. 125. 7d. ; not sweetened, including liqueurs, cordials, mixtures, and other preparations containing spirits, provided they be both unenunerated and not sweetened, it tested 115. 5d., in bot. Is. 5d. Liqueurs, cordials, mixtures, and other preparations containing spirts in bottle, entered in such a manner as to indicate that the strength is not to be tested, in bot. 16s. 4d. ; pe fumed spirits, liquid gall., 18s. Id., in bot. 195. id. And so on in proportion for any less quantity. Any importations of naphtha or methyl'c alcohol purified so as to

be potable are rated under the heading of uneoumerated Spirits. Chloroform, per lb., 35. 3d. Chloral Hydrate, per lb., 15. 4d. Collodion, per gallon, Li (5. 3d. Confectionery, in the manufacture of which spirit has been used, in addition to any other

existing duty, per lb., ed.; if containing larger percentage of spirit than covered, id. per

1b., or accordiog to quantity of spirit used. Ether, Acetic, lb., 15. uid. Sulphuric, gall, 61 75. 5d. Butyric, gall., 165. 5d. Ethyl, lodide of, per gall., 145. 3d. ; chloride, rós. 5d. per gall. ; bromide, is. Id. per lb, Soap (Transparent), in manufacture of which spirit has been used, 1b., 3d. Playing Cards, per doz. packets, 3s. od.

zd. ;

Sugar (Act 1901] :-Not ex. 76 deg. of polarization, per cwt., 25.; ex. 76 but not 77, 25. C'8d.;

ex. 77 not 78, 25. 1'6d. ; ex. 73 nöt 79, 25. 2'4d.; ex. 79 Dot 80, 25. 3.2d. ; ex. 80 not 81, 28. 48.; ex. 81 not 82, 25. 4*8d. ; ex. 82 not 83, 25. 5-6d.; ex. 83 not 84, 25. 6 d.; ex. 84 110t 85, 25. 7'4d. ; ex. 85 not 86, 28. 8zd. ; ex. 86 not 87, 2s. D'ad. ; ex. 87 not 8S, 28. 1o 2d. ; ex. 88 not 80, 25. 112d. ; ex. 89 not go, zS. oʻtd.; ex. go not 91, 3s. 16d. ; ex. 91 not 92, 35. 2o8d, ; ex. 92 not 93, 35. 4d. : ex. 93 not 04, 3s. 5'2d. ; ex. 94 not 95. 35. 64d. ; ex. 95 not 96, 38.760. ; ex. 96 not 97. zs. 8.8d. ; ex. 97 not 98, 3s. rod : ex. 98

[Sugar candy will be dealt with as sugar polarizing over 98 degrees), 44. 2d. per cwt. Blacking, solid or liquid, containing Sugar or any other sweetening matter, per cwt., 15.

(Together with the duty on any prof Spirit contained therein.] Vote. -An additional \d. a 16. is chargeable in respect of any of the undermentioned

articles in which Spirit has been used in the manufacture: Candied and Drained Peel, per cwt., 35. Caramel, solid, per cwt., 4s. 2d. : liquid, 3s. Cattle Foods, containing Molasses or other sweetening matter. per cwt., 6d.; where duty on

sweetening matter of same exceeds 6d. per cw.., is. per cwt. Cherries, drained, imported in bulk, per cwt., 25. 3d. Chutney, per cwt., 25. Cocoanut, sugared, per cwt., 28. Confectionery.---Hard, such as Sugared Almonds, Caraway Seeds, &c., per cwt., 45. 2d. :

where sugar does not exceed 72'' of net weight, 3s. per cwt. Suft, viz., A.B. gums
inported in bulk, in barrels or in cases, on the entry for which the importer has de.
claied that duty on the combined quantity of sugar and glucose used in the manu-
facture of the goods did not exceed the rate of 25. the cwt., per cwt., 25. ; Other A.B.
Gums, Caramels, Chewing Guins, Jelly Beans, Turkish Delight. &c., per cwt., 35.;
made from sugar only, 45. 2d. per cwt. ; licorice (with less than 30% of added sugar),

Is 3d per cwt.
Containing Chocolate, viz.: When chocolate ex. 50% of total net weight, per lb.,

pot ex, 50% of total net weight, 14d. ; when made from sugar and contaioing no other

ingredients except Navouring, per cwt., 45. 2d. Flowers, as Violets and Rose Petals, &c., in crystallized sugar, as crystallized fruit, per

cwt , 4s. 2d. Fruit, canned and bottled, other than fruit liable to duty as such, preserved in thin syrup,

per cwt., 15. ; canned and bottled, other than fruit liable to duty as such, preserved in

ihick syrup, 25. 6d. Fruits. crystallized, glacé, and Metz, except fruit liable to duly as such, per cwt., 45. 21. ;

Imitation, crystallized (orange and lemon slices, &c.), 45. 2d. Fruit, except currants, liable to duty as such, preserved in sugar, or otherwise, whether

mixed with other fruit or not, per cwt., 75. ; crystallized sweets, is, per cwt. Fruit Pulp, excepting fruit pulp liable to duty as such, preserved in thin syrup, per cwt., 15.,

thick syrup, as jam, 35. Ginger, preserved in syrup or sugar, per cwt., 35. Glucose, solid, per cwt., 25. od. : liquid, 2s. Marmalade, Jams, and Fruit Jellies, if not made from fruit liable tu duty as such, per

cwt., 38. Marzipan, per cwt., as. 6d. Milk, condensed, sweetened, whole, per cwt., is. Sd. ; separated or skimmel, 25. ; slightly

sweetened, but not more than 18 p.c. added sugar, od. ; milk powder with no added sugar, free; with more than 36 p.č. added sugar, is, 6d. In all other instances, if

importer wishes to dispense with sampling and testing, 3s. 4d. Molasses, and all Sugar and extracts from Sugar which cannot be completely tested by the

Polariscope :- 11 containing 70% or more of sweetening matter, per cwt., 28. od. ; less

tban 70% and more than 50%, 25. ; not more tban 50% of sweetening matter, 15. Nestlé's Milk Food, per cwt., Is. 3d. Baccharin (including substances of a like nature or use), per oz., is. 3d. 8oy, when containing inolasses or other sweetening matter, per cwt., 1S. Tamarinds, preserved in syrup, per cwt., IS.

CUSTOMS CHARGES. On delivery from warchouse for home consumption of goods liable to Customs Duties, and

on British compounded Spirits, for every £100 of Duty, and in proportion for every

fractional part of 6100.-In respect of Tobacco, is. ;d. ; other goods, 2s.6d. Where any manufactured or prepared goods contain, as a part or ingredient thereof, any article iable to any duty of Customs, duty shall be charged in respect of such quantity of the article as shall appear to the satisfaction of the Treasury to be used in the manufacture

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or preparation of the goods, and in the case of goods so containing more than one such article, shall be charged in a similar manner on each article liable to duty at the rates of duty srepectively applicable thereto, unless the Treasury shall be of opinion that is necessary for the protection of the revenue that duty should be charged in accordance with the Customs Tariff Act, 1876.

Any rebate which con be allowed by law on any article when separately charged, shall be allowed in charging goods in respect of the quantity of that article used in the manufacture or preparation of the goods.

As respects the first levying or repealing of any duty of Customs, the time at which the importaiion of any goods shall be deemed to have had effect shall be the time at which the entry of the goods under the Customs Act is delivered instead of the time mentioned in section forty of the Customs Consolidation Act, 1076. (Finance Act, 1901, sec. 7.)

Voli.- The minimum sizes of packages of Saccharin, lobacco, and Casks of Spirits allowed to be imported into the U.K. and the Channel Islands are as follows:--Saccharin minimum legal quantity, 1 lbs. net weight : Tobacco, 80 lbs. gross weight : Spirits (im ported otherwise than in cases), in casks or other vessels of the size or content of not less than nine gallons Packages of Tobacco must contain Tobacco only, and under Tobacco are included Cigars, Cigarillos, Cigarettes, and Snuff.

CUSTOMS DRAWBACKS.
Coffee.-On roasted coffee exported, not mixed with chicory, &c., a drawback of 145 per

1oolb, shall be allowed.
Tobacco (all kinds ).-Gen. Customs Order No. 6., of Aug. 2, 1994.--Drawback to be

allowed on British Manufactured Cigars. Cigarettes, Snuif, or other Tobacco, including Stalks, Shorts, Offal Snuts, and other Refuse of British Manufactured Tobacco.

Drawback to be allowed on the following scale, upon every lb. or fraction not being less than a centesimal (i.., one hundredth part) of a lb. of Tobacco manufactured in Great Britain and Ireland, upon which the Duties have been paid, on the same being by any licensed manufacturer exported as marttiandise; or deposited in any bonded warehouse to be used as Ship's Stores or for exportation By by Parcels Post under the standing Regulations : On Cigars

at the rate of
Cigarettes

50
Cut, Roll, Cake or other Manufactured
Tobacco..

35. Ci
Snuff (not being Offal Snuff)

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35. 303 Stalks, Shorts, and Offal Smutf... (N.B. - Officers must weigh to the ounce, but show the weight'in centesimals or'a 1b.)

2. The Tobacco must be pached in cases or packiges not less than 20 lbs. net, if for export as merchandise, or &o Ibs. gross if deposited in a warehouse for use as Shivs St res or for exportation by Parcel Post,

Drawback on Manufactured Tobacco, provided that the Tobacco does not contain inorganic matter (including sand) exceeding 22 lbs., or sand exceeding 2 lbs. in every 100 lbs., exclusive of water, the drawback to be calculated on a moisture standard of 14 p.c., and in proportion when the percentage of moisture

exceeds or is below 14 p.c.
Snuff.--Drawback on Commercial Snuff is to be calculated on a moisture standard of 14 p.c.,

as in the case of Manufactured Tobacco, and in proportion when the quantity of
inorganic matter exceeds 22 lbs, in every 100 lbs. of such Snuff ex. water.

5 Snuff entitled to the drawback of 3s. 3d. per Ib., is Snuff bona fide intended
for human consumption only, such as Rappee, Scoich, &c., and not refuse of
Tobacco.

7. Stalks, Shorts, or Refuse of Tobacco, including Oftal Snuff, upon which Duries have been paid, on being by any licensed manufacturer exported as merchandise or deposited in the King's warehouse or in any approved bonded warehouse for the manufacture of sheep wash, &c., drawback allowed al 35. id.

16. Repayment for Stalks, Shorty, Refuse of Tobacco, and Offal Snuff on the standard of 14 p.c. of moisture, and deduction is to be made from drawback for every 15, of inorganic matter in excess of 22 p.c. on the dried Tobacco.

The under:mentioned places are approved for deposit in King's warehousc
of Tobacco Stalks, Shorts, Refuse of Tobacco, Offal Snuff :-London, Liverpool,

Bristol, Newcastle, Leith, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Cork.
Foreign Beer.- Os an original gravity of 1055 degrees, for every 36 galls., 75. 9d. ; and so

on in proportion for any difference of gravity.. Sugar.-Which has passed a refinery in Great Britain or Ireland, a drawback equal to the

duty on Sugar of the like polarization. On goods (other than beer) in the manu. faciure or preparation of which in Great Britain or Ireland any of the articles liable to duty has been used, a drawback equal to the duty in respect of the quantity of that article which appears to the satisfaction of the Treasury to have been used in the manufacture or preparation of the goods or, in the case of residual products, to be contained therein.

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