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£ 8. d. Manufactures of Silk, or of Silk mixed with any other materials not particularly enumerated or charged with duty, 1001. val.
15 00 By T. L., Jan. 7, 1854, in future " articles" of silk plush not otherwise described sball be admitted at a rated duty of 38. 6d. per lb.
Manufactures of Silk, being the manufactures of Europe, unless into the ports of London, Liverpool, Hull, Southampton, Leith, or Dublin, or ports appointed by the Commissioners of Customs, or into the ports of Dover or Folkestone direct from Calais or Boulogne, and unless in ships of 50 tons burden or upwards. See PROHIBITITIONS,
at the end of this TARIFF. SILKWORM GUT
Free SILVER ORE, or Ore of which the greater part in value is Silver
Free Skins, Furs, Pelts, and Tails, vis.:
Badger, undressed; Bear, undressed; Beaver, undressed; Cat, undressed ; Chinchilla, undressed; Coney, undressed ; Deer, undressed; Indian, half dressed ; Deer, Indian, tanned, tawed, or in any way dressed ; Dog, in the Hair, not tanned, tawed, or in any way dressed ; Dog Fish, undressed ; Elk, undressed; Ermine, undressed ; dressed; Fisher, undressed;
Fitch, undressed ; Fox Skins and Tails, undressed; Goat, raw or undressed ; tanned, tawed, or in any way dressed ; Goose, undressed; Hare, undressed ; Husse, undressed ; Kangaroo, undressed; Kid, in the Hair, undressed ; dressed; and dyed or coloured ; Kolinski, undressed ; Lamb, undressed in the Wool; tanned or tawed; and dyed or coloured ; dressed in oil ; Leopard, undressed; Lion, undressed; Lynx, undressed; Marten, undressed; Marten Tails, undressed; Minx, undressed; dressed; Mole, undressed; Musquash, undressed; Nutria, undressed; Otter, undressed ; Ounce, undressed; Panther, undressed; Pelts, undressed; tanned, tawed, or in any way dressed; Racoon, undressed; Sable, undressed; Tails or Tips, undressed; Seal, in the Hair, not tanned, tawed, or in any way dressed ; Sheep, undressed in the Wool; tanned or tawed ; dressed in oil ; Squirrel or Calabar, undressed ; tawed, Tails, undressed ; Swan, undressed; Tiger, undressed : Weasel ; Wolf, tawed ; Wolverings, undressed ; Skins and Furs, or pieces of Skins and Furs unenumerated, viz. :-raw or undressed ; tanned, tawed, curried, or in any way dressed
Free Articles manufactured of Skins and Furs
USES, PRICES, &c. The sable will sometimes sell for as much as ten guineas; and so many of these are employed to form a lining for a cloak, that such a living has not unfrequently involved a cost of a thousand guineas. The Corporation of London display their sable-furred gownsor robes on official occasions. The fur
called French sable is really that of the stone martin, which the French show much skill in dyeing. The ermine or minever, is one of the most remarkable of furs, naturally as well as socially. Its beautiful and delicate white can only be insured by killing the animal in winter, when all is white except the tip of
For QUANTITIES, see MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION, prefixed to the Journal.
SKINS—continued. the tail. In social dignities the ermine, perhaps, takes the lead of all furs; for--not only in many countries of the continent, but in England—there is a sumptuary law or custom respecting ermine; the sovereign, the royal family, the peers, the peeresses, and the judges, all wear ermine on state occasions.-Curiosities of Industry.
Lion skins, it would seem, are not very valuable, for“ a living dog is better than a dead lion."- Eccl. ix, 4.-Ed.
£ 8. d. SMALTS
Free SOAP, hard, cwt.
0 0 8 soft, cwt..
0 0 8 Naples, cwt.
0 0 8 scented or fancy Soap, lb.
• 0 0 2 By T. S., Jan. 16, 1864, in framing the tariff it was the intention of my Lords that soap only of such high quality and in such ornamental forms that it would be classed with perfumery should be charged with the duty of twopence the lb., and that all other soap shall be admitted at eightpence the cwt. Soy, gal.
0 0 6 SPA WARE, cubic foot
0 06 SPECIMENS OF MINERALS OR Fossils, illustrative of Natural History
Free Hardly do we guess aright at the things that are upon the earth : and with labour do we find the things that are before us.-Solomon.
Free SPELTER OR ZINC, crude in Cakes
Free rolled, but not otherwise manufactured
Free Oxide and White of
Free Rods for Bolts
Free Manufactures of, not otherwise enumerated, cwt.: 0 2 0
Free SPIRITS OF STRONG WATERS, Of all sorts
, viz. : For every gal. of such Spirits or Strong Waters of any strength, not exceeding the strength of proof by Sykes's hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater or less strength than the strength of proof, and for any greater or less quantity than a gal., viz.:
Spirits, not being Spirits or Strong Waters, the produce of any British Possessions in America, or the Island of Mauritius, or any British Possessions within the limits of the East India Company's Charter, and not being sweetened Spirits, or Spirits mixed with any articles, so that the degree of strength thereof cannot be exactly ascertained by such hydrometer, viz. :Brandy, gal.
0 15 0 Geneva, gal.
0 15 Other than Brandy or Geneva, gal.
0 15 0 Spirits or Strong Water, the produce of any British Possession in America, or the Island of Mauritius, not being sweetened Spirits, or Spirits so mixed, viz.:Rum If imported into England, gal..
0 8 2 Scotland, gal.
0 5 0 Ireland, gal
0 3 8
For QUANTITIES, see MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION, prefixed to the Journal.
Spirits other than Rum
£ 8. d. If imported into England, gal.
0 8 2 Scotland, gal.
5 0 Ireland, gal.
0 3 8 Rum, the produce of any British Possessions, within the limits of the East India Comany's Charter, in regard to which the conditions of the Act 4 Vict. cap. 8, have or shall have been fulfilled, not being 'sweetened Spirits, or spirits so mixedIf imported into England, gal.
0 8 2 Scotland, gal.
0 5 0 Ireland, gal.
0 3 8 Rum Shrub, however sweetened, the produce of and imported from such Possessions, qualified as aforesaid, or of and from any British Possession in America, or the Island of MauritiusIf imported into England, gal.
08 2 Scotland, gal.
05 Ireland, gal.
0 3 8 Spirits or Strong Waters (except Rum), the produce of any British Possession within the limits of the East India Company's Charter, qualified as aforesaid, not being sweetened Spirits, or Spirits so mixed, gal.
0 15 0 Spirits, Cordials, or Strong Waters, not being the produce of any British Possession in America, or the Island of Mauritius, nor of any British Possession within the limits of the East India Company's Charter, qualified as aforesaid, being sweetened or mixed as aforesaid ; and perfumed Spirits, to be used as perfumery only, gal
... 100 Strong Waters (except Rum Shrub), being the produce of any British Possessions in America, or the Island of Mauritius, or of any British Possessions qualified as aforesaid, sweetened or mixed with any article as aforesaid, gal.
1 0 0 Cordials and Liqueurs, (except Rum Shrub), being the produce of any British Possession in America, or the Island of Mauritius, or of any British Possession within the limits of the East India Company's Charter, qualified as aforesaid, being sweetened or mixed as aforesaid, gal.
0 90 Spirits or Strong Waters imported into the United Kingdom mixed with any ingredient, and although thereby coming under some other denomination, except Varnish, shall nevertheless be deemed to be Spirits or Strong Waters, and be subject to duty as such.
See PROHIBITIONS, at the end of this TARIFF. SPONGE
Free. SQUILLS, dried
Free. not dried
Free. STARCH, cwt.
0 0 4 Gum of, Torrified calcined, cwt.
0 0 45 STAVESACRE
Free. STEARINE, till April 5, 1858, unless the duty upon Tallow
be sooner repealed, in which case duty shall cease, cwt. 0 361 after April 5, 1858 .
Free For QUANTITIES, see MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION, prefixed to the Journal.
£ s. d. STEEL, unwrought
Free manufactured or wrought. See Iron. Scrap
Free STONEs, viz. :-Stone, in Lumps
, not in
Free Slate, in rough blocks or Slabs
Free marble in rough blocks or slabs, sawn into slabs or otherwise manufactured, Limestone, Asphalt Rock, Flint, Felspar and Stones, for potters' use, Pebble, for lithography, in blocks, shaped or rough scalped, Mill Stones, rough, shaped or hewn, Burr Stones, rough, shaped or hewn, Quern Stones, rough, shaped or hewn, Dog Stones, rough, shaped, or hewn
Free Straw or Grass for plaiting
Free SUCCADEs, including all fruits and vegetables, preserved in
sugar, not otherwise charged with duty, until July 5, 1854, incl., lb.
0 0 2 from and after July 5, 1854, ib.
0 0 1} Succades are those delicious jellies and preserves known as Guava jelly, preserved ginger, limes, and tamarinds, manufactured chiefly in the West Indies. -Ed. SUGAR
The following table shows at one view the present duties and those which it is proposed to take effect after July 5, 1854.*
Rates after July 3.
Foreign. 8. d.
12 0 11 0
13 0 12 0 White clayed
14 0 14 0 Refined
17 4 16 0 The duties named in the third column will apply after July 5. From last Monday, May 7, according to the resolution of the House of Commons passed on that day, the existing duties will be charged up to July 5, with an addition of 15 per cent. thereto.
The consumption of sugar in the last year of the various qualities and classes, was as follows :
283,000 tons of colonial sugar paying the 108. duty.
9,000 foreign under brown clayed at the 123. duty.
8,288 white clayed.
390,001 tons of all kinds. The consumption is still steadily increasing—that of the first three months of the year showing an increase of nearly 4,000 tons upon last year. It is probable, therefore, that the consumption of this year may be about 400,000 tons, and that it will consist of:
100,000 tons of brown sugars at the low duty of 118.
Thus, from this time until July 5, the duties will be the same as at present, with 15 per cent. added upon all rates alike, and from July 5 the new duties will take effect.—Economist, May 13, 1854.
SAMPLES OF CLAYED SUGÁR. For facilitating the due assessment of duties on white-clayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any
process equal to white-clayed, with reference to colour, grain, and saccharine matter, and on brown-clayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any process equal in quality to brown-clayed sugar, the Commissioners of Customs shall provide and renew, from time to time, samples of white-clayed and brown-clayed sugar respectively, which shall be deemed to be standard samples, for the purpose of comparing therewith sugars entered for home comsumption ; and no sugar shall, as regards the payment of duty, be deemed to be white-clayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any process equal to white-clayed sugar, unless equal to the standard sample of white-clayed sugar, or be deemed to be brownclayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any process equal to brown-clayed sugar, unless equal to the standard sample of brown-clayed sugar.–10 & 17 Vict. c. 106, 3. Aug. 20, 1853.
AVERAGE PRICES. The following are the Gazette average prices of Muscovado sugar, for the week ending, April 18, 1854, exclusive of Customs duties payable thereon, on the importation thereof into Great Britain :From the West Indies
248. 7 d. cwt. Mauritius
24 104 East Indies
22 14 Average price of the three foregoing descriptions
- Bankers' Circular, April 22, 1854.
CURE FOR CONSUMPTION. Dr. Cartwright, of New Orleans, asserts, from personal experience, that a few hours spent in a sugar manufactory, inhaling the saccharine fumes, is a certain cure for consumption.
£ 8. d. SULPHUR IMPRESSIONS
Free SWEET Wood
Free Tallow, cwt.
0 1 6 of and from and British Possessions, cwt.
0 0 1 Vegetable
Free [SUPPLY AND PRICES. There has been no increase in the quantity of tallow imported between the three years 1840-2 and 1851-3, the average of the former three years having been 1,151,437 cwt. and of the latter 1,149,713 cwt. Betwixt 1848 and 1850, of which we have details, the supply from Russia fell off from 1,049,157 cwts to 854,144 cwt. to 810,449 cwt. in 1851, and was in 1852 and 1853 respectively 609,197 cwt. and 847,267 cwt. In this last year it must be remembered that high prices and an apprension of war have brought hither an unusual quantity. but in the three years 1840-2, the average quantity of palm and cocoanut oil imported was 424,101 cwt. and in the three years 1851-3, 697,015 cwt. - Economist, April 1, 1854.
849 Do. since 1st. June 100,105 99,689
90,590 Arrived last week
2,468 Do. since 1st June 106,810 83,425 103,086 Price of YC this day 36s, 6d. ...478. 478. 3 d.
d. Town tallow
cwt. 61 9 Fat by ditto
3 31 For QUANTITIES, sce MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION, prefixed to the Journal.