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PROCLAMATION by the President of the United States, sus
pending the Collection of Tonnage Duty on Vessels from the Island of Tobago.—Washington, December 2, 1891.
WHEREAS satisfactory proof has been given to me that no tonnage or lighthouse dues, or other equivalent tax or taxes, are imposed upon vessels of the United States in the ports of the Island of Tobago, one of the British West India Islands :
Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 11 of the Act of Congress, entitled "An Act to abolish certain fees for official services to American vessels, and to amend the Laws relating to Shipping Commissioners, seamen, and owners of vessels, and for other purposes," approved the 19th June, 1886,* do hereby declare and proclaim that from and after the date of this my Proclamation shall be suspended the collection of the whole of the tonnage duty which is imposed by said section of said Act upon vessels entered in the ports of the United States from any of the ports of the Island of Tobago.
Provided, that there shall be excluded from the benefits of the suspension hereby declared and proclaimed the vessels of any foreign country in whose ports the fees or dues of any kind or nature imposed on vessels of the United States, or the import or export duties on their cargoes, are in excess of the fees, dues, or duties imposed on the vessels of such country, or on the cargoes of such vessels; but this proviso shall not be held to be inconsistent with the special regulation by foreign countries of duties and other charges on their own vessels, and the cargoes thereof, engaged in their coasting trade, or with the existence between such countries and other States of reciprocal stipulations founded on special conditions and equivalents, and thus not within the treatment of American vessels under the most-favoured-nation clause in Treaties between the United States and such countries.
And the suspension hereby declared and proclaimed shall continue so long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels belonging to citizens of the United States, and their cargoes, shall be continued in the said ports of the Island of Tobago and no longer.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my band and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 2nd day of December,
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in the year of Our Lord 1891, and of the Independence of the United States the 116th.
(L.S.) BENJ. HARRISON. By the President : JAMES G. BLAINE, Secretary of State.
PROCLAMATION by the President of the United States,
respecting a Reciprocal Commercial Arrangement between the United States and Salvador.--Washington, December 31, 1891.
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 3 of the Act of Congress approved the 1st October, 1890, entitled “An Act to reduce the revenue and equalize duties on imports, and for other purposes,” the Secretary of State of the Uuited States of America communicated to the Government of Salvador the action of the Congress of the United States of America, with a view to secure reciprocal trade, in declaring the articles enumerated in said section 3 to be exempt from duty upon their importation into the United States of America:
And whereas the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Salvador at Washington has communicated to the Secretary of State the fact that, in reciprocity for the admission into the United States of America free of all duty of the articles enumerated in section 3 of said Act, the Government of Salvador will, by due legal enactment, as a provisional measure and until a more complete arrangement may be negotiated and put in opera. tion, admit free of all duty, from and after the 1st February, 1892, into all the established ports of entry of Salvador, the articles or merchandize named in the following Schedule, provided that the same be the product or manufacture of the United States :
all Customs, Municipal, and any other kind of Duty.
6. Preparations of flour in biscuits, crackers not sweetened, macaroni, ver. inicelli, and tallarin.
7. Coal, mineral.
8. Roman cement.
11. Marble, dressed, for furniture, statues, fountains, grave-stones, and building purposes.
12. Tar, vegetable and iineral.
15. Machinery of all kinds, inclucling sewing-machines; and separate or extra parts for the same.
16. Materials of all kinds for the construction and equipment of railroads.
17. Materials of all kinds for the construction and operation of telegraphic and telephonic lines.
18. Materials of all kinds for lighting by clectricity and gas. 13. Materials of all kinds for the construction of wharves. 20. Apparatus for distilling liquors.
21. Wood of all kinds for building, in trunks or pieces, beams, rafters, planks, boards, shingles, or flooring.
22. Wooden staves, heads, and hoops, and barrels and boxes for packing mounted or in pieces.
23. Houses of wood or iron, complete or in parts.
37. Boats, lighters, tackle, anchors, chains, girtlines, sails, and all otlier articles for vessels, to be used in the ports, lakes, and rivers of the Republic.
38. Printing materials, including presses, type, ink, and all other accessories.
39. Printed books, pamphlets, and newspapers, bound or unbound, maps, photographs, printed music, and paper for music.
10. Paper for printing newspapers.
It is understood that the packages or coverings in which the articles named in the foregoing Schedule are imported shall be free of duty if they are usual and proper for the purpose.
And that the Government of Salvador has further stipulated
that the laws and regulations adopted to protect its revenue and prevent fraud in the declarations and proof that the articles named in the foregoing Schedule are the product or manufacture of the United States of America shall impose po additioual charges on the importer, nor undue restrictions on the articles imported.
And whereas the Secretary of State has, by my direction, given assurance to the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Salvador at Washington that this action of the Government of Salvador, in granting freedom of duties to the products and manufactures of the United States of America on their importation into Salvador, and in stipulating for a more complete reciprocity arrangement, is accepted as a due reciprocity for the action of Congress as set forth in section 3 of said Act :
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States of America, have caused the above stated modifications of the Tariff laws of Salvador to be made public for the information of the citizens of the United States of America.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 31st day of December, 1891, and of the Independence of the United States of America the 116th.
(L.S.) BENJ. HARRISON. By the President : JAMES G. BLAINE, Secretary of State.
ORDINANCE of the British South Africa Company, regulating
Trading and the Delivery of Fire-arms. No. 2.)
[July 30, 1891.] In pursuance of the powers for making Ordinances conferred on the British South Africa Company by or under Her Majesty's Charter of the 29th day of October, 1889, and of every other power enabling the Company in that behalf :
It is hereby ordained by the British South Africa Company (hereinafter called the Company ") as follows:
1. The limits of this Ordinance shall be Mashonaland, that is to say, Fort Tuli apd an area 10 miles round that fort, and the territories north of the 22nd parallel of south latitude, but excluding the territory known as the Disputed Territory lying between the Shashi and Macloutsie Rivers, and all territories belonging to the Chief
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Khama of the Bamangwato and the territory known as the district of the Tati.
2. No person shall be allowed to trade at any place within the limits of the Ordinance unless he shall have first obtained a licence for that purpose from the Company.
3. Every such licence shall remain in force for the term stated therein, not exceeding in any case the term of 12 months from the date thereof.
4. Such licence may authorize the holder either to move from place to place for the purpose of his trade, or to establish some fixed trading station at a place to be approved of by the Company.
5. The Company reserves power to refuse to issue any such licence on the original application, or to refuse to issue a fresh licence on the expiration of any preceding licence.
6. In any case in wbich the renewal of a licence shall be refused by the Company, and in any case in wbich a licence shall be forfeited as hereinafter provided, the holder of such licence shall be permitted at any time within three months (unless the same shall have become liable to seizure) to remove the materials of any building which he may have erected at his trading station, together with any movable property belonging to him, and failing such removal within the time appointed, such materials and property may be removed and sold by the Company, and the proceeds of such sale shall be applied, as far as may be necessary, to the payment of all expenses incurred, and the balance shall be paid to the owner of the same. No claim to compensation for loss incurred by such removal will be admitted. But such trader will be allowed to continue trading to the end of the three months on paying in advance at the beginning of each of these months the sum of 1l.
7. For the purposes of this Ordinance the term "trading" shall be taken to include exchange or barter.
8. The sale or gift or disposal in any way to any native of wine or beer or any spirituous liquor is strictly prohibited. Any person convicted of acting in contravention of this prohibition shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding the sum of 201., and in case of a second or any subsequent conviction shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding the sum of 401., and in the case of a holder of any trading licence he shall, whether upon a first or any subsequent conviction, be liable also to the forfeiture of his licence, at the discretion of the Company, and all wine, beer, or spirituous liquor that may be found in the possession of the person convicted shall be forfeited. No wine, beer, or spirituous liquor shall be brought within the limits of this Ordinance without the permission, in writing, of the Company first had and obtained, and if any person sball introduce any wine, beer, or spirituous liquors, without having previously obtained the