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PROCLAMATIONS. Nos. 15, 16. 1979 Upon paintings in oil or water colors, lpastels, pen and ink drawings, and statuary, fifteen per centum ad va oreni.", of which the officers and citizens of the United States will take due notice. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be aflixed. Done at the City of Washington this Thirteenth day of July A. D. one thousand nine hundred, and of the Independence of [SEAL] the United States of America the one hundred and twenty- fifth. WILLIAM MCKINLEY By the President: · J 0HN HAY Secwetarw of State. [No. 16.] RECIPROCITY WITH ITALY. BY THE PRESIDENT or THE UNITED STATEs or AMERICA. ·’“lY18·*°°°· A PROCLAMATION. A Whereas His Majesty the King of Italy has entered into a reciprocal ,,,§,‘§§§‘}§,§°}§‘,],yf‘g'°°‘ Commercial Agreement with the United States of America Tpursuant ;[;>]£,Sé203- to and 1H accordance with the (provisions of Section 3 of the ariff Act '• of the United States approve July 24, 1897, which Agreement is in the English text in the words and Figures following, to wit:- " The President of the United States of America and His Majesty the King of Italy, mutually desirous to improve the commercial relations between the two coimtries by a Special Agreement relative thereto, have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries for that purpose, namely :— · The President of the United States of America, the Honorable John A. Kasson, Special Commissioner Plenipotentiary, etc. and His Majesty the Kingi of Itsgly, His Excellency the Baron S. Fava, Senator of the Kingdom, his Ambassa or at ashington, etc., ' W o being duly empowered thereunto have agreed upon the following Articles. ARTICLE I. · It is reed on the part of the United States pursuant to and in accordance with R°d“°°d d“‘i°¤ °” the proaxgsions of the third Section of the Tariff Act of the United States approved Italian pl-°d“°tS` July 24, 1897, and in consideration of the concessions hereinafter made on the part of Italy in favor of the products and manufactures of the United States, that the existing duties imposed upon the following articles being the product of the soil or industry of Italy importe into the United States shall be suspended during the continuance in force of this Agreement? and in place thereof the duties to be assessed and collected thereon shall be as follows, namely:- On argols, or crude tartar, or wine lees, crude, Eve per centum ad valorem. On brandies, or other gipirits manufactured or distilled from grain or other materials, one dollar and seventy- ve cents per proof gallon. On still wines, and vermuth, in casks, thirty-five cents per gallon; in bottles or jugs, per case of one dozen bottles or jugs containing each not more that one quart and more than one pint, or twenty-four bottles or jugs containing each not more than one pint, one dollar and twenty-Eve cents per case, and any excess beyond these quantities found in such bottles or jugs shal be subject to a duty of four cents per pint or fractional part thereof, but no separate or additional duty shall be assessed upon the bottles or jugs. On paintings in oil or water colors, pastels, pen and ink drawings, and statuary, fifteen per centum ad valorem. ARTICLE II. `· It is reciprocally agreed on the part of Italy, in consideration of the provisions of -011 U¤it€d Sl·¤Y€¤ the foregoing Article, that so long as this Convention shall remain in force the duties p’°d“"tS· to be assessed and collected on the following described merchandise, being the prod-