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721. Hop-roots, for cultivation.
725. India malacca joints, not further manufactured than cut into suitable lengths for the manufactures into which they are intended to be converted.
726. Ivory, and vegetable ivory, unmanufactured.
731. Life-boats and life-saving apparatus, specially imported by so. cieties incorporated or established to encourage the saving of human life.
732. Lithographic stones, not engraved. 733. Loadstones.
734. Logs, and round, unmanufactured timber, not specially enumerated or provided for in this act, and ship-timber, and ship-planking..
735. Maccaroni and vermicelli.
743. Models of inventions and other improvements in the arts; but no article or articles shall be deemed a model or improvements which can be fitted for use.
744. Moss, sea-weeds, and all other vegetable substances used for beds and mattresses.
745. Newspapers and periodicals.
749. Oil, spermaceti, whale, and other fish oils of American fisheries, and all other articles the produce of such fisheries.
750. Olives, green or prepared.
751. Orange and lemon peel, not preserved, candied, or otherwise prepared.
752. Ores, of gold and silver.
754. Paper-stock, crude, of every description, including all grasses, fibers, rags of all kinds, other than wool, waste, shavings, clippings, old paper, rope-ends, waste rope, waste bagging, gunny-bags, gunny. cloth, old or refuse, to be used in making, and fit only to be converted
into paper, and unfit for any other manufacture, and cotton waste, whether for paper-stock or other purposes.
757. Personal and household effects, not merchandise, of citizens of the United States dying abroad.
758. Pewter and britannia metal, old, and fit only to be remanufactured.
759. Philosophical and scientific apparatus, instruments, and preparations, statuary, casts of marble, bronze, alabaster, or plaster of Paris, paintings, drawings, and etchings, specially imported in good faith for the use of any society or institution incorporated or established for religious, philosophical, educational, scientific, or literary purposes, or encouragement of the fine arts, and not intended for sale.
760 Plants, trees, shrubs, and vines of all kinds not otherwise provided for, and seeds of all kinds, except medicinal seeds not specially enumerated or provided for in this act.
761. Plants, trees, shrubs, roots, seed-cane, and seeds imported by the Department of Agriculture or the United States Botanical Garden.
762. Platina, unmanufactured.
763. Platinum, unmanufactured, and vases, retorts, and other apparatus, vessels, and parts thereof, for chemical uses.
771. Regalia and gems, statues, statuary, and specimens of sculpture, where specially imported in good faith for the use of any society incorporated or established for philosophical, literary, or religious purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or for the use or by order of any college, academy, school, seminary of learning, or public library in the United States.
781. Shingle-bolts and stave-bolts, provided that heading-bolts shall be held and construed to be included under the term stave-bolts.
784. Silk, raw, or as reeled from the cocoon, but not doubled, twisted, or advanced in manufacture in any way.
785. Silk cocoons and silk waste.
793. Specimens of natural history, botany, and mineralogy, when imported for cabinets, or as objects of taste or science, and not for sale.
795. Spurs and stilts, used in the manufacture of earthen, stone, or crockery ware.
796. Straw, unmanufactured.
812. Umbrella sticks, crude, to wit, all partridge, hair-wood, pimento, orange, myrtle, and all other sticks and canes in the rough, or no further manufactured than cut into lengths suitable for umbrella, parasol, or sunshade sticks or walking.canes.
815. Wearing apparel, in actual use, and other personal effects (not merchandise), professional books, implements, instruments, and tools of trade, occupation, or employment of persons arriving in the United States. But this exemption shall not be construed to include machinery
or other articles imported for use in any manufacturing establishment, or for sale.
816. Whalebone, unmanufactured. 817. Woods, poplar, or other woods, for the manufacture of paper. 818. Woods, namely, cedar, lignum-vitæ, lancewood, ebony, box, granadilla, mahogany, rosewood, satinwood, and all cabinet woods, un. manufactured.
819. Works of art, painting, statuary, fountains, and other works of art, the production of American artists. But the fact of such produc. tion must be verified by the certificate of a consul or minister of the United States indorsed upon the written declaration of the artist; paintings, statuary, fountains, and other works of art, imported expressly for presentation to national institutions, or to any State, or to any municipal corporation, or religious corporation or society.
820. Yams. 821. Zaffer.
SEC. 2504. Whenever any vessel laden with merchandise in whole or in part subject to duty has been sunk in any river, harbor, bay, or waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and within its limits, for the period of two years, and is abandoned by the owner thereof, any person who may raise such vessel shall be permitted to bring any merchandise recovered therefrom into the port nearest to the place where such vessel was so raised, free from the payment of any duty thereupon, and without being obliged to enter the same at the customhouse; but under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.
SEC. 2505. The produce of the forests of the State of Maine upon the Saint John River and its tributaries, owned by American citizens, and sawed or hewed in the Province of New Brunswick by American citi. zens, the same being unmanufactured in whole or in part, whch is now admitted into the ports of the United States free of duty, shall continuo to be so admitted under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasary shall, from time to time, prescribe.
SEC. 2506. The produce of the forests of the State of Maine upon the Saint Croix River and its tributaries, owned by American citizens, and sawed in the Province of New Brunswick by American citizens, the same being unmanufactured in whole or in part, and having paid the same taxes as other American lumber on that river, shall be admitted into the ports of the United States free of duty, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall from time to time, prescribe.
SEC. 2507. Machinery for repair may be imported into the United States without payment of duty, under bond, to be given in double the appraised value thereof, to be withdrawn and exported after said ma. chinery shall have been repaired; and the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to protect the revenue against fraud, and secure the iden. tity and character of all such importations when again withdrawn and exported, restricting and limiting the export and withdrawal to the same port of entry where imported, and also limiting all bonds to a period of time of not more than six months from the date of the impor. tation.
SEC. 2508. All paintings, statuary, and photographic pictares im. ported into the United States for exhibition by any association duly authorized under the laws of the United States, or of any State, for the promotion and encouragement of science, art, or industry, and not in. tended for sale, shall be admitted free of duty, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe. But bonds shall be given for the payment to the United States of such duties as may be imposed by law apon any and all of such articles as shall not be re. exported within six months after such importation.
SEC. 2509. All works of art, collections in illustration of the progress of the arts, science, or manufactures, photographs, works in terra-cotta, Parian, pottery, or porcelain, and artistic copies of antiquities in metal or other material, hereafter imported in good faith for permanent exhibition at a fixed place by any society or institution established for the encouragement of the arts or science, and not intended for sale, nor for any other purpose than is hereinbefore expressed, and all such articles, imported as aforesaid, now in bond, and all like articles imported in good faith by any society or association for the purpose of erecting a public monument, and not for sale, shall be admitted free of duty, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe: Provided, That the parties importing articles as aforesaid shall be required to give bonds, with sufficient sureties, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, for the payment of law. ful duties which may accrue should any of the articles aforesaid be sold, transferred, or used contrary to the provisions and intent of this act.
SEC. 2510. All lumber, timber, hemp, manila, wire rope, and iron and steel rods, bars, spikes, nails, and bolts, and copper and composition metal which may be necessary for the construction and equipment of vessels built in the United States for foreign account and ownership or for the purpose of being employed in the foreign trade, including the trade between the Atlantic and Pacific ports of the United States, after the passage of this act, may be imported in bond, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe; and upon proof that such materials have been used for such purpose, no duties shall be paid thereon. But vessels receiving the benefit of this section shall not be allowed to engage in the coastwise trade of the United States more than two months in any one year, except upon the payment to the United States of the duties on which a rebate is herein allowed: Provided, That vessels built in the United States for foreign account and ownership shall not be allowed to engage in the coastwise trade of the United States.