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Fish, except shell fish, packed in oll or in oil and other substances
Fruits, oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes in bulk.
Pineapples in bulk........
grain or other materials, n.s.p.f..
Champagne and all other sparkling wines, quarts.
Malt liquors, in bottles, jugs, gallons.
Mineral waters, in bottles, quarts..
SCHEDULE I-COTTON MANUFACTURES. Cotton thread, uncolored, according to numbers.....
Cotton thread, colored, bleached, according to numbers..
Cotton cloth, uncolored, according to numbers...
Cotton cloth, colored, bleached, according to numbers......
Cotton clothing, ready made...
Cotton shirts, drawers, and all underwear, n.s.p...
Cotton, plushes, velvets, corduroys...
Nuts of all kinds, shelled or unshelled, n.s.p.f..
Chocolate and cocoa unsweetened, prepared or manufactured,
SCHEDULE H-SPIRITS, WINES & OTHER BEVERAGES.
Brandy and other spirits manufactured or distilled from $2.60 gallon
$9.60 per doz.
RATES OF DUTY UNDER
SCHEDULE K-WOOL AND MANUFACTURES OF.
Combed wool or tops, n.s.p.f...
Cloths, knit fabrics, felts not woven and all manufactures of
$1.85 lb. to
25 p.c. ad val.
$8 per 1,000
24c. lb. to 28c. lb.
44c. sq. yari and
35 p.c. ad al.
New Law of 1913.
$1.85 lb. to
10 p.c. ad val.
9c. sq. yard & 25 40 p.c. ad val.
p.c. ad val. to 12c. sq. yard & 25 p.c. ad val. 60 p.c. ad val.
35 to 45 p.c. ad val.
10 p.c. ad val. 2c. sq. yard
8 p.c. ad val. 18 p.c. ad val.
35 p.c. ad val.
35 p.c. ad val.
Dress goods, women's and children's. Clothing, ready made and wearing apparel of every description, 44c. lb. & 60 p.c. n.s. p.f... ad val. Carpets, woven whole for rooms, and rugs........ 10c. sq. foot & 40 p.c. ad val. Plushes, velvets and all other pile fabrics, eut or uncut........ Graduated rate 45 p.c. ad val.
35 p. c. ad val. 50 p.c. ad val.
SCHEDULE L-SILK AND SILK GOODS. Silk partially manufactured, or spun silk... Silk, wearing apparel...
Silk, yarns, threads.
UNITED STATES CUSTOMS DUTIES-Continued.
Silk, all manufactures of, n.s.p.f..
SCHEDULE M-PAPERS AND BOOKS. Printing paper, other than paper commercially known as handmade or machine hand-made, valued above 24c. per lb., n.s.p.f.3-10c. lb. to 8-10c 12 p.c. ad val.
Phonographs, gramophones, graphophones, or parts.
Bagging for cotton, etc.
THE FREE LIST.
Arrowroot, not manufac-Cast-iron pipe.
having been exported. Citizens of U. S. dying
RATES OF DUTY UNDER Law of 1909.
35 p.e. ad val.
25 p.c. ad val.
p.c. ad val.
in foreign countries, Flax.
for religious, philo-Cork, unmanufactured.
35 p.c. ad val.
10 p.c. ad val.
15 p.c. ad val. 35 p.c. ad val. 150 p.c. ad val.
50 p.c. ad val.
35 p.c. ad val.
Dyeing and materials. Dyewoods, n.s.p.f. Engravings, n.s.p.f. unman-Etchings, n.s.p.f.
Drugs, not advanced.
New Law of 1913.
20c. lb. to 35 p.č.
15 p.c. ad val. 25 p.c. ad val. 2060 p.c. ad val.
Flint, flints and fint
Flower and grass seeds,
20 p.c. ad val. ad 20 to 60 p.c. ad val.
10 to 40 p.c. ad val.
35 p.c. ad val. 35 p.c. ad val. 17c. lb.
tanning Guano, manures and all
substances used only in manure.
Gunny bags, old and
50 p.c. ad val.
10 p.e. ad val.
15 p.c. ad val. 35 p.c. ad val. 35 p.c. ad val.
gal-Hand sewing needles.
Hones and whetstones.
Cocoanuts in the shell. Fossils.
Fruit plants, for purpose
of propagation or cul-Horns and parts of.
Coins, gold, silver and
Fruits or berries, n.s.p.1. Horseshoe nails.
meta 1, Furniture of persons or Household effects.
families from foreign Ice.
Glass, plates or disks.
Custom House Examination of Baggage.
THE FREE LIST-Continued
Milk, preserved or con-Plates, copper, glass. Staves.
Potash, carbonate, crude,
and scrap. Jute.
Music for the blind.
Potassium, cyanide of.
or Tar and pitch wood.
Lamb and lambskin.
Leather, boots and shoes
harness, rough, sad-
Leaves used as drugs,
Lemon and lime juice.
Olls not provided for In sculpture. list under Schedule A. Roots, n.s.p.f. Lifeboats and life-sav-Orange juice, peel, not Rye and rye flour. ing apparatus. preserved, candied or Saddlery. Linotype machines. dried. Safety lamps. Lithographic stones not Ore. cobalt, copper, Sago. emery, gold, iron, Salt. manganese, manganif-Saltpetre, crude. erous Iron, nickel, sil-Scientific apparatus. ver, tin, tungsten-Seeds, all flower Lubricating olls, n.s.p.1. bearing. grass, n.s.p.f. Lumber, planed or fn-Paper, printing, n.s.p.f., Sewing machines. ished, n.s.p.f. stock, crude. Sheep. Machines, for spreading Paraffin and paraffin oll. Shellfish and shells." tar and oil and for Parchment. sugar making, lino-Parls green.
engraved. Loadstones. Logs.
type, sewing, thrash-Pearl, mother of, and Shoes, leather.
Magnesite, crude or cal-Pebbles, Brazilian.
exposed or developed. ral history not for sale. Wool, n.s.p.f.
Works of art.
T-rails, Iron or steel.
Medals of gold, silver or Plants, fruits, tropical Spirits, turpentine.
and semi-tropical, for Sprigs, cut.
Talcum, crude, n.s.p.f.
and Vitriol, blue.
Wagons and carts.
Whale oll, n.s.p.f.
ash, Wild animals. sill-Wire, barbed fence, galvanized, nails, staples. Wood, n.s.p.1. and Wood alcohol. natu-Wood pulp.
Wrought and cast Iron.
CUSTOM HOUSE EXAMINATION OF BACCACE.
The Tariff of 1913 provides for the exemption from duty of wearing apparel, etc., as shown in paragraph 642, as follows:
642. Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar personal effects of persous arriving in the United States; but this exemption shall include only such articles as were actually owned by them and in their possession abroad at the time of or prior to their departure from a foreign country, and as are necessary and appropriate for the wear and use of such persons and are intended for such wear and use, and shall not be held to apply to merchandise or articles intended for other persons or for sale: Provided, That in case of residents of the United States returning from abroad all wearing apparel, personal and household effects taken by them out of the United States to foreign countries shall be admitted free of duty, without regard to their value, upon their identity being established under appropriate rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided further, That up to but not exceeding one hundred dollars in value of articles acquired abroad by such residents of the United States for personal or household use or as souvenirs or curios, but not bought on commission or intended for sale, shall be admitted free of duty.
The law requires that every person entering the United States shall make a declaration and entry of personal baggage. The senior member of a family present as a passenger may, however, declare for the entire family. A failure to declare articles acquired abroad and brought in as baggage renders the articles subject to forfeiture and the passengers liable to criminal prosecution. (Sections 2802 and 3082, R. S.)
Returning residents of the United States should use the form of declaration printed in black; nonresidents should use the form printed in red.
The exact number of pieces of baggage accompanying a passenger must be stated in the declaratlon, including trunks, valises, boxes, hand bags, and packages or bundles of every kind. Forms of baggage declarations will be furnished passengers by the steamship officers. The declaration should
CUSTOM HOUSE EXAMINATION OF BAGGAGE-Continued. ›
be prepared and signed at least one day before the expected arrival of the vessel. Declarations spoiled in preparation should not be destroyed, but should be turned over to the purser, who will furuish a new blank.
When the declaration has been prepared and signed, the coupon at the bottom of the form must be detached and retained by the passenger and the declaration delivered to the ship's officer designated to receive the same. After all the baggage and effects of the passenger have been landed, the coupon which has been retained must be presented at the inspector's desk, and an inspector will then be detailed to examine the bagggage.
Passengers must acknowledge in person, on the pier, their signatures to the declarations.
RETURNING RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Returning residents of the United States must declare all articles acquired abroad, in their baggage or on their persons, whether by purchase, by gift, or otherwise, and whether dutiable or fire of duty. Exemption, however, will be allowed by customs officers of articles aggregating not over 8100 in value, if suitable for personal or household use or as souvenirs or curios, and whether intended for the personal use of the passengers or as gifts or presents to others, provided the articles are not bought on commission for another person nor intended for sale. Articles so exempt from duty must, nevertheless, be declared. Articles belonging to one passenger can not be included in the exemption of another.
Use does not exempt from duty wearing apparel or other articles obtained abroad. Such articles which have been used abroad may, however, be specifically noted on the declaration, and due allowance will be made by the appraising officers for depreciation through wear and use and duties charged upon the articles at their value in their condition as imported.
Passengers must not deduct the $100 exemption in making out their declarations. Such deductions will be made by customs officers on the pier.
All wearing apparel, personal and household effects taken out of the United States by residents shall be admitted free of duty without regard to their value upon their identity being established. If remodelled, repaired, or improved abroad, the cost of such remodelling, repairing, or improvement must be declared, and receipted bills for such alterations should be presented. The cost of such repairs is subject to duty, but may be included by customs officers within the 8100 exemption. If the cost or value of the repairs be not declared, the articles will be subject to duty upon their entire value. Citizens of the United States or persons who have at any time resided in this country shall be deemed to be residents of the United States, unless they shall have abandoned their residence in this country and acquired an actual bona fide residence in a foreign country. Such citizens or former residents who declare as nonresidents must present satisfactory evidence to the customs officers upon the pier that they have given up their residence in the United States and have become bona fide residents of a foreign country
The residence of a wife follows that of the husband, and the residence of a minor child follows that of its parents,
The examination of baggage will be facilitated and difficulties avoided if receipted bills for foreign purchases be presented, and if all articles acquired abroad be packed separately in one or more trunks. NONRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Nonresidents of the United States must declare all articles in their baggage or on their persons which do not constitute wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, or similar personal effects, whether intended for their personal use or for others. They must also declare alk articles of wearing apparel, jewelry, and other articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar effects when not owned by them or when intended for other persons or for sale.
Household effects, such as furniture, table linen, bed linen, tableware, etc., imported as baggage must be declared. If shown to the satisfaction of the customs officers to have been actually owned and used abroad by the passenger not less than one year and not intended for any other person nor for sale, such effects will be admitted free of duty. If not so owned and used abroad, duties must be paid thereon, unless included in the $100 exemption allowed returning residents.
CIGARS AND CIGARETTES.
Each passenger over eighteen years of age may bring in free of duty 50 cigars or 300 cigarettes, or smoking tobacco not exceeding three pounds, if for the bona fide use of such passenger. These articles must be declared, but will be passed free by customs officers in addition to the $100 exemption. CONTESTED VALUATION.
Passengers dissatisfied with values placed upon dutiable articles by the customs officers on the pier may demand a re-examination. Application therefor should be made to the officers in charge Iminediately. If, for any reason, this course is impracticable, the packages containing the articles should be left in customs custody and application for reappraisement made to the collector of customs in writing within ten days after the original appraisement, No request for reappraisement can be entertained after the articles have been removed from customs custody.
Examination of any baggage may be postponed if the passenger requests the officer taking his declaration to have the baggage sent to the appraiser's stores
Currency or certified checks only can be accepted in payment of duties, but upon request baggage will be retained on the pier for 24 hours to enable the owner to secure currency or certified checks.
The offering of gratuities or bribes to customs officers is a violation of law. Customs officers who accept gratuities or bribes will be dismissed from the service, and all parties concerned are liable to criminal prosecution.
Discourtesy or incivility on the part of customs officers should be reported to the collector at the custom house, to the deputy collector or deputy surveyor at the pier, or to the Secretary of the Treasury. Passengers should not, however, deem customs officers discourteous merely because such officers examine baggage thoroughly or appraise articles at a value different from that stated in the passenger's declaration.
BAGGAGE FOR TRANSPORTATION IN BOND
Baggage containing dutiable articles may be forwarded in bond to any other port of entry upon good reason therefor being shown.
Passengers desiring to have such baggage forwarded in bond should so indicate on their declarations, and also make a request therefor upon the inspector at the time he is assigned to the examination of their baggage. Similar action should be taken when it is desired to have baggage forwarded to another country in transit through the United States.
National Grange, Patrons of Husbandry.
CUSTOM HOUSE EXAMINATION OF BAGGAGE-Continued.
An act of Congress of 1897, as amended in 1912, expressly forbids the importation into the United States of garments made in whole or in part of the skins of seals taken in the waters of the Pacific Ocean Unless the owner is able to establish to the satisfaction of the collector that the garments are not prohibited by said act, they cannot be admitted.
AIGRETTES AND OTHER PLUMAGE.
Paragraph 347 of the present Tarift act contains the following proviso:
The importation of aigrettes, egret plumes, or so-called osprey plumes, and the feathers, quills, heads, wings, tails, skins, or parts of skins, of wild birds, either raw or manufactured, and not for scientific or educational purposes, is hereby prohibited; but this provision shall not apply to the feathers or plumes of ostriches or to the feathers or plumes of domestic fowls of any kind.
Any of the above-described prohibited articles will be excluded from entry when brought in by passengers as trimmings on hats or other articles of wearing apparel, and will be confiscated whether found in the baggage or on the person. In cases where there has been no wilful intent to violate the law, such prohibited articles may be exported to a foreign country.
W. G. MCA DOO, Secretary of the Treasury.
THE UNITED STATES CENSUS.
THE Constitution requires that a census of the United States shall be taken decennially. The First Census was taken in 1790 under the supervision of the President; subsequent censuses, to and including that of 1840, were taken under the supervision of the Secretary of State. In 1849 the supervision of the census was transferred to the newly organized Department of the Interior, and continued under the control of that department until the passage of the act of 1903, creating the Department of Commerce and Labor; by this act the Census Bureau was transferred to the new department. Congress, by act approved March 6, 1902, made the Census Bureau a permanent bureau of the Government.
The work of the Census Bureau is divided into two main branches, namely, the decennial census and special statistical Inquiries, the latter mostly made in the intervals between the decennial censuses. The Thirteenth Decennial Census was taken as of date April 15, 1910. It covered the three main subjects-(1) population, (2) agriculture, and (3) manufactures, mines and quarries.
The results of this census have been published, and have been used wherever available for the tables of the present ALMANAC. The aggregate cost of the census of 1910 was about $13,500,000, In addition to which $1,675,000 was spent in carrying on the annual Investigations of the permanent bureau during the census period. Of this amount $7,200,000 represents the cost of collecting the data through the employment of over 70,000 pald enumerators, besides supervisors, clerks, and speclal agents. The balance is the cost of tabulating and publishing the result. A more detalled account of the census of 1910 is given in the 1911 Issue of THE WORLD ALMANAC.
The permanent work of the Census Bureau is provided for by the act of Congress approved March 6, 1902, and amendments thereto. These acts authorize and direct the bureau to make statistical Inquiries regarding the Insane, feeble-minded, deaf and dumb, and blind; crime, pauperism and benevolence: deaths and births in the areas maintaining registration system; social and financia! statistics of cities; wealth, debt and taxation; religious bodies; electric light and power, telephones and telegraphs, and street rallways; transportation by water; cotton production, cotton consumed, Imported, exported, and cotton on hand, and active cotton spindles, and statistics of tobacco. The statistics of deaths (which now cover about two-thirds of the population, statistics of cities, and of production of cotton are secured annually; the other statistics mentioned are taken usually at Intervals of five or ten years, not, however, at the same time as the regular decennial censuses. The act of 1902 also provides for a census of manufactures in the fifth year intervening between the decennial censuses, and the new Thirteenth Census act further provides for a census of agriculture in 1915,
The Director of the Census is appointed by the President of the United States and receives a salary of $6,000 per annum. The present Director is William J. Harris of Georgia. The permanent office organization Includes a chief clerk, William L. Austin; four chief statisticians; for Population, William C. Hunt; for Manufactures, William M. Steuart: for Finance and Municipal Statistics, Starke M. Grogan, and one for Vital Statistics; a geographer, Charles S. Sloane, and eight chiefs of division. The entire number of employés in the Bureau at Washington is now about 600; In addition there are about 735 special agents employed intermittently in the Southern States for the collection of cotton statistics. The number of employés in Washington was greatly increased during the decennial census; on November 1, 1910, it was 3,565, in addition to field employés.
WHITE HOUSE RULES.
THE following rules have been arranged for the conduct of business at the Executive Omces during
the Winter of 1914-15:
The Cabinet will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 A. M. until 1 P. M.
Senators and Representatives having business to transact will be received from 10.30 A. M. to 12 M., excepting on Cabinet days. In view of the pressure of business at the Executive Offices during the Congressional session it would greatly facilitate matters if Senators and Members could telephone for an appointment before calling, as many will have first made appointments in this way, and those calling without appointments are therefore necessarily delayed in seeing the President.
The East Room will be open daily, Sundays excepted for the Inspection of visitors, between the hours of 10 A. M. and 2 P. M. JOSEPH P. TUMULTY, Secretary to the President.
NATIONAL CRANGE, PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY.
Master-Oliver Wilson, Peoria, Ill. Overseer-W. H. Vary, Watertown, N. Y. LecturerGeorge W. F. Gaunt, Mullica Hill, N. J. Steward-F. C. Bancroft, Wyoming, Del. Assistant Steward-J. A. Sherwood, Long Hill, Ct. Chaplain A. P. Reardon, McLouth, Kan. TreasurerMrs. Eva S. McDowell, 6 Norfolk Terrace, Wellesley, Mass. Secretary-C. M. Freeman, Tippecanoe City, Ohio. Gatekeeper-C. L. Rice, Austin, Minn. Ceres-Mrs. Esther E. Pattee, Laconia, N. H. Pomona Mrs. Cora E. Ketcham, Hastings, Mich. Flora-Mrs. Ella Peckham, Newport, R. I. L. A. Steward-Mrs. Mabel H. Harland, Payette, Idaho. High Priest-C. M. Gardner, Westfield, Mass. Priest Archon-Oliver Wilson, Peoria, Ill. Priest Annalist-C. E. Spence, Oregon City, Ore. Executive Committee: C. S. Stetson, Chairman, Greene, Me.; A. B. Judson, Balfour, Iowa; C. O. Raine, Secretary, Canton, Mo.
The National Grange has established over 30,000 subordinate granges throughout the United States.