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AUGUST 9, 1854.
By T. L., May 24, 1854, goods imported prior to the repeal of the Navigation Laws, and warehoused for exportation, may be admitted for Home Consumption.
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN
NEW CUSTOMS DUTIES ON SUGAR AND MOLASSES.
In lieu of the duties payable by law on sugar and molasses, the several duties of customs, as follows, are to be paid, viz. :
8. d. Candy, brown, or white, refined sugar, or sugar rendered by any
process equal in quality thereto, until Aug. 2, 1854, inclusive, cwt. 17 4 And from and after that day, cwt.
16 0 White clayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any process equal in quality
to white clayed, not being refined or equal in quality to refined, cwt. 14 0 Yellow Muscovado and brown clayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any
process equal in quality to yellow Muscovado or brown clayed, and not equal to white clayed, cwt.
12 0 Brown Muscovado, or any other sugar, not being equal in quality to yellow Muscovado or brown clayed sugar, cwt.
11 0 Molasses, cwt.
4 3 17 & 18 Vict. c. 20, § 1. (July 10, 1854.]
Standard Samples.-For facilitating the due assessment of duties on white clayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any process equal to white clayed, and on yellow Muscovado, brown clayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any process equal in quality to yellow Muscovado or brown clayed sugar, with reference to colour, grain, and saccharine matter, considered collectively as they affect the general quality of such sugars, the Commissioners of Customs shall provide and renew from time to time samples of white clayed sugar and of sugar rendered equal in quality to white clayed sugar, and of yellow Muscavado, or brown clayed sugar, which shall be deemed to be standard samples for the purpose of comparing therewith sugars entered for home consumption, 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 samples of white clayed sugar or of sugar rendered equal in quality to white clayed sugar, or be deemed to be yellow Muscovado or brown clayed sugar, or sugar rendered by any process equal to yellow Muscovado or brown clayed sugar, unless equal to the standard sample of yellow Muscavado or brown clayed sugar; it shall also be lawful for the Commissioners of Customs, if the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury shall so direct, to furnish separate samples for the assessment of the duties on yellow muscovado and on brown clayed sugars, and also for the assessment of the duties upon refined sugar. § 2.
New Bounties, dc.-In lieu of the bounties and drawbacks now payable on the exportation of refined sugar, the following bounties or drawbacks shall be allowed, from and after July 5, 1854, on the exportation or on the removal to the Isle of Man for consumption there of the several descriptions of refined sugar herein-after mentioned, viz.:
a. d. Upon refined sugar in loaf, complete and whole, or lumps duly refined, having been perfectly clarified and thoroughly dried in the stove, and being of an uniform whiteness throughout, or such sugar pounded, crushed, or broken, or sugar candy, cwt.
15 0 Upon bastard or refined sugar broken in pieces, or being ground or powdered sugar, or such sugar pounded, or crushed, or broken, cwt.
Alteration of Bounties, dc.- It shall be lawful for Her Majesty by order in council, at any time or times before July 1, 1855, to alter or vary the bounties or drawbacks made payable by this act, or to substitute others in lieu thereof, or apportion them with reference to the qualities or kinds of sugar upon which the same shall, by such order or orders in council, be allowed or made payable. $ 4.
Repeal as to delivery from warehouse.—So much of the Customs Consolidation Act as permits or relates to the delivery from the warehouse, without payment of duty, of sugar for the purpose of being refined in bonded sugar houses, is hereby repealed. $ 6.
Existing Bonds. - All existing bonds entered into are to remain in force until the conditions thereof, or the objects of this act, so far as such conditions are hereby varied, are complied with. $7.
Sugar not to be taken from Warehouse for refining.–From June 25, 1854, no sugar shall be taken into any bonded sugar house for the purpose of being refined, nor shall any raw sugar which shall then be in any such refinery be melted or otherwise dealt with for the purpose of or in order to the refinement thereof. $ 8.
Sugar already refined.-All sugar which shall have been refined in such bonded sugar houses before July 2, 1854, and all treacle or other produce thereof, shall be removed to and deposited in some approved warehouse subject to the same rates of duties, laws, and regulations as are then in force with reference to sugar imported from any foreign country, so far as the same are applicable. $9.
Stock taking. - Immediately after July 2, 1854, and before any further supply of sugar shall be taken into any such sugar house, an account of the stock remaining therein shall be taken by the officers of customs, under such regulations as the Commissioners of Customs shall direct, of all sugar, molasses, syrup, or other materials in process of refining, and the duty due thereon shall be forthwith assessed and paid, according to the relative qualities thereof, under the directions of the Commissioners of Customs. $ 10.
Working up Sugar on hand.—Provided that if any occupier or proprietor of any such sugar house shall, June 25, elect to refine and work up all the sugar on hand in such sugar house without taking in any other sugar in the meantime, he shall have the option of so doing, and of warehousing the same,
on or before Aug. 10, 1854, for home consumption, upon payment of the proper duties thereon, or for exportation.
SPIRITS IMPORTED INTO SCOTLAND. On and after May 26, 1854, there shall be paid upon the articles under mentioned imported into Scotland, the duties of Customs herein-after specified, in addition to the duties now chargeable thereon, and in addilion to any duties granted in the present session of parliament; riz.:
Customs Duty. Spirits or strong waters, the produce of any British posession in Amer- 8. d. ica, or the Island of Mauritius, not being sweetened spirits or spirits mixed with any article, so that the degree of strength thereof cannot be exactly ascertained by Sykes's hydrometer, gal.
0 4 Rum, the produce of any British posession within the limits of the
East India Company's charter in regard to which the conditions of the act, 4 Vict. c. 8, have or shall have been fulfilled, not being sweetened spirits or spirits so mixed, gal.
0 4 Rum Shrub, however sweetened, the produce of and imported from
such possessions, qualified as aforesaid, or of or from any British possession in America, or the Island of Mauritius, gal.
04 17 and 18 Vict., c. 29. $ 12. (July 10, 1854.]
NEW CUSTOMS DUTIES ON SPIRITS OR STRONG WATERS.
Spirits or strong waters of any strength not exceeding the strength of proof by Sykes's hydrometer, viz., spirits or strong waters the produce of any British possession in America, or the Island of Mauritius, not being sweetened spirits, or spirits mixed with any article, so that the degree of strength thereof cannot be exactly ascertained by such hydrometer :
8. d. Rum :-if imported into Scotland, gal.
6 0 Ireland, gal. .
4 4 Spirits other than rum :-If imported into Scotland, gal.
6 0 - Ireland, gal.
4 4 Rum, the produce of any British possession within the limits of the East India Company's charter, in regard to which the conditions of the act of 4 Vict. c. 8, have or shall have been fulfilled, not being sweetened spirits or spirits 80 mixed as aforesaid: If imported into Scotland, gal.
6 0 Ireland, gal.
4 4 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 Mauritius :If imported into Scotland, gal.
6 0 Ireland, gal.
4 4 17 and 18 Vict. c. 28.
DANGERS OF THE SEAS.-ENGLAND.
BARROWS SAND, WEST SWIN. By T. H. N., June 22, 1854, on or about the 21st July next, a spiral buoy painted black and white in circular stripes, will be placed in 7 fathoms at low water spring tides, on the east part of the Barrows Sand, about 2 miles E. by N. 1 N. from the Maplin lighthouse, and about 1 mile S.E. from the N.E. Maplin buoy.
Further particulars in respect of the position of this buoy will be published after it has been placed.
Notice is also given, that at the same time, a spiral buoy will be substituted for the present West Barrows buoy, but that the character of the said buoy will not otherwise be altered.
By T. H. N., July 21, 1854, pursuant to the intention expressed in the advertisement from this house, dated 22nd ultimo, a spiral buoy, painted black and white, in circular stripes, has been placed on the east part of the Barrows Sand.
The buoy lies in 6 fathoms, with the following marks and compass bearings, viz. :
Canewdon church, on with a small dark building next north of Foulness church, N.W. by W. 1 W.
The north end of Wakering trees in line with the Maplin lighthouse, W. by N. 1 N.
Mouse light vessel, just open to the southward of the West Barrows Buoy, W. by S. S.
Swin Middle light vessel, N.E. by N.
Also a spiral buoy has been placed at the West Barrows station, in substitution of the ordinary buoy previously thereat.
OUT SKERRIES OF WHALSEY.
By 0. C., July 3, 1854, upon the erection and lighting of the lights, respectively, on the Out Skerries of Whalsey, and upon the island of Unst, there shall be paid in respect of each of the said lights, for every British vessel (the same not belonging to Her Majesty, or being navigated wholly in ballast), and for every foreign vessel privileged to enter the ports of the United Kingdom upon paying the same duties of tonnage as are payable by British vessels, which may pass or derive benefit from such light, the toll of two-sixteenths of a penny per ton of the burthen of every such vessel for every time of passing or deriving benefit therefrom, if on a coasting voyage, and one penny per ton for each time of passing or deriving benefit therefrom, if on an oversea voyage ; and for every foreign vessel not navigated wholly in ballast, and not privileged in manner hereinbefore mentioned, double the amount of the respective tolls herein before specified, according to the voyage on which she may be employed :
And the said tolls, in respect of each of the said lighthouses, shall be levied by the Commissioners of northern lighthouses subject to the abatement or discount of twenty-five per cent. on vessels engaged in oversea voyages, and of 10 per cent. on vessels engaged in coasting voyages.
By T. H. N., June 28, 1854, the Holm Sand in the Stanford Channel, off Lowestoft, having grown out to the southward, notice is hereby given, that the South Holm Buoy has been moved about 1cable's length to the S.S.W., and now lies in 3fathoms at low water spring tides, with the following marks and compass bearings, viz. :—
Lowestoft brewery chimney, in line with the low light house at that place N. 1 W.
Kirkley mill, open to the southward of the terrace at Lowestoft, N.W. I N.
Hydrographic Office, June 6, 1854. The Commissioners of northern lights have given notice that on the 10th of July next, a revolving light will be established on the N.E. point of Davar Island, at the entrance of Campbelton Bay, in lat. 55° 25' 45" N. and lon. 5° 32' 16" W. of Greenwich.
The light will stand about 120 feet above the level of high water spring tides, and will revolve twice in every minute, presenting a bright light every half minute, which, in clear weather, may be seen at the distance of about 15 miles, when between the bearings of N. i W. and E. by S. At a short distance the light will never wholly disappear.
ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH CABLE ACROSS THE FRITH OF FORTH.
Northern Light House Office, Edinburgh, May 24, 1854. The Commissioners of northern lighthouses hereby give notice, that they have granted permission to the Electric Telegraph Company to moor, on the line of their submarine telegraph cable, between Granton and Burntisland, on the Frith of Forth, five green buoys, having the words “ Electric Telegraph” marked upon them in white letters.
Masters of vessels and pilots are requested to take notice that the object of these buoys is to indicate the position of the telegraph cable, and thereby to enable them, in bringing up their vessels, to avoid doing damage either to the cable or their own moorings. By order of the Board,
ALEX. CUNNINGHAM, Secretary.
LIGHTHOUSE ON THE FASTNET ROCK.
Ballast Office, Dublin, October 7, 1853. The corporation for preserving and improving the port of Dublin hereby give notice, that a lighthouse has been erected on the Fastnet Rock, situate off the south coast of the county Cork, from which a revolving light will be exhibited on the evening of the 1st of January, 1854, and thereafter will be lighted during every night from sunset to sunrise.
Specification given of the position and appearance of the light, by Mr. Halpin, inspector of lighthouses :
The lighthouse tower is erected on the summit of the Fastnet (or Fastness) Rock, in lat. 51° 23' 18" N., and lon. 9° 36' 25" W., bearing :From the Old Head off Kinsale (new
W. N., distant 421 nautic miles. lighthouse on south point)... From Stagg's Rocks (of Castlehaven)
W. ; N.,
151 ditto From Cape Clear Island, south-west point W.
ditto From Calf Rock
S.E.S., 261 ditto From Mizen Head ...
S.E. | S.,
8 ditto The light will be a revolving bright light, showing its brightest appearance once in every two minutes, increasing and diminishing in strength gradually, and at short distances will not be totally obscured between the flashes-the focal point will be 148 feet in elevation over the level of the sea at high water of spring tides. The light will be shown all around, and in clear weather will be visible seaward at the distance of 18 miles.
The tower is circular, 92 feet in height from its base to top of the ball over dome, and will at mid-height be marked by one broad horizontal belt coloured red.