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Nuts of all kinds, shelled or unshelled, n.s.p.f..
Chocolate and cocoa unsweetened, prepared or manufactured, n.s.p.f...
Chocolate and cocoa, sweetened, prepared or manufactured, valued at 20c. per pound or less..
SCHEDULE H-SPIRITS, WINES & OTHER BEVERAGES.
grain or other materials, n.s.p.f......
Malt liquors, in bottles, jugs, gallons.
Mineral waters, in bottles, quarts..
SCHEDULE I-COTTON MANUFACTURES.
Cotton thread, uncolored, according to numbers.
$1.85 lb. to
25 p.c. ad val.
$8 per 1,000
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 hosiery, pairs...
Cotton shirts, drawers, and all underwear, n.s.p.f.
Cotton, plushes, velvets, corduroys..
SCHEDULE J-FLAX, HEMP AND JUTE AND MANUFACT-
$1.85 per doz.
214c. lb. to 28c lb.
1c. sq. yard to 8c.
4c. sq. yard and
5 to 25 p.c. ad
30 p.c. ad val.
30 p.c. ad val.
and 30 to 50
60c. doz. & 15 n.c. 30 p.c. ad val.
ad val. to $2.25
doz. & 35 p.c.
Flax hemp or ramie single yarns, finer than 80 lea or number....35
p.c. ad val. 3c. sq. yard
Clothing, ready made and wearing apparel of every description, 44c. lb. & 60 p.c. n.s.p.f...
Carpets, woven whole for rooms, and rugs........
Plushes, velvets and all other pile fabrics, cut or uncut.......
35 to 45 p.c. ad val.
sq. foot & 50 p.c. ad val. 40 p.c. ad val. Graduated rate 45 p.c. ad val.
United States Customs Duties.
Silk partially manufactured, or spun silk.
Silk, wearing apparel...
Silk, yarns, threads..
Printing paper, other than paper commercially known as hand
made or machine hand-made, valued above 2 c. per lb., n.s.p.f. 3-10c. lb. to 8-10c 12 p.c. ad val.
Books, of all kinds, bound or unbound pamphlets, engravings, photographs, n.s.p.f...
iron coated or not coated with paint.
Hoops, Iron or steel, cut to lengths.
meta 1, Furniture of persons or Household effects.
philo-Cork, unmanufactured. sophical, scientific or Corn and corn-meal. literary purposes, per-Cotton & cotton bagging. sons or familles from Cotton gins.
India rubber, crude.
Sulphate of ammonia, copper, iron, potash, soda.
T-rails, iron or steel.
Talcum, crude, n.s.p.f.
Ralls, flat, Iron or steel. Tapioca.
crude and Rapeseed.
or Tar and pitch wood.
fin, except plates.
Reeds, unmanufactured. Tobacco stems.
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. dried. Safety lamps.
Lithographic stones not Ore, cobalt, copper, Sago.
Lumber, planed or fin-Paper, printing, n.s.p.f. Sewing machines.
Machines, for spreading Paran and paraffin oil. Shellfish and shells.
Magnesite, crude or cal-Pebbles, Brazillan.
Photographic, and mov-Specimens, botany
ing picture films not
Whale oll, n.s.p.1.
ash; Vild animals.
sill-Wire, barbed fence, galvanized, nails, staples. Wood, n.s.p.f.
and Wood alcohol. natu-Wood pulp.
exposed or developed. ral history not for sale. Wool, n.s.p.f.
Pigs, copper, iron.
Medals of gold, silver or Plants, fruits, tropical Spirits, turpentine. copper.
Works of art.
Wrought and cast iron.
iron or steel
Yarn, Angora goat hair, alpaca hair, etc., waste.
Custom House Examination of Baggage.
The new Tariff 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 persons 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.
RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Residents of the United States must declare all articles which have been obtained abroad by purchase or otherwise whether used or unused, and whether on the persons, in their clothing, or in their baggage. The foreign value of each article, stated in United States money, must also be declared. Articles taken from the United States and remodelled, repaired or improved abroad must be declared, and the cost of such remodelling, repairing or Improving must be separately stated.
Clothing and other personal effects taken out of the United States by the passenger will be admitted free of duty if not increased in value or improved in condition while abroad. If increased in value or Improved in condition they are dutlable on the cost of the repairs.'
Pack in one trunk, if practicable, all dutiable articles. Receipted bills for foreign purchases should be presented whenever possible. Use does not exempt from duty wearing apparel or other articles obtained abroad, but such articles will be appraised at their value in the condition as imDorted, due allowance being made for depreciation through wear and use.
CUSTOM HOUSE EXAMINATION OF BAGGAGE-Continued.
NONRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Nonresidents of the United States are entitled to bring in free of duty, without regard to the one-hundred-dollar exemption, such articles as are in the nature of wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articies, and similar personal effects, necessary and appropriate for their wear and use for the purposes of the journey and present comfort and convenience and which are not intended for other persons or for sale.
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 desire the privileges granted by law to nonresidents must show to-the satisfaction of the Collector's representative on the pier, subject to the Collector's approval, that they have given up their residence in the United States and that they have become bona fide residents of a foreign country.
The residence of wife follows that of the husband; and the residence of a minor child follows that of its parents.
GOODS OTHER THAN PERSONAL EFFECTS.
Household effects of persons or familles from foreign countries will be admitted free of duty only If actually used abroad by them not less than one year, and if not intended for any other person, nor for sale. Such effects should be declared whether the passenger be a resident or a nonresident of the United States.
Articles Intended for use in business, or for other persons, theatrical apparel, properties, and sceneries, must be declared by passengers, whether residents or nonresidents.
CIGARS AND CIGARETTES.
All cigars and cigarettes must be declared. Each passenger over eighteen years of age may bring in free of duty 50 cigars or 300 cigarettes if for the bona fide use of sucn passenger. Such cigars and cigarettes will be in addition to the articles included within the $100 exemption.
The law provides that every person entering the United States shall make a declaration and entry of his or her personal baggage. The law further requires that the values of articles shall be determined by customs officers, irrespective of the statements of passengers relative thereto.
Passengers should observe that on the sheet given them there are two forms of declarations; the one printed in black is for residents of the United States; the one in red, for nonresidents.
The exact number of pieces of baggage, including all trunks, valises, boxes, packages, and hand bags of any description accompanying the passenger, must be stated in the declaration.
The senior member of a family, present as a passenger, may make declaration for the entire family. Ladies travelling alone should state that fact in their declarations in order that an expeditious examination of their baggage may be made.
When the declaration is prepared and signed, the coupon at the bottom of the form must be detached and retained by the passenger, and the form given to the officer of the ship designated to receive the same. A declaration spoiled in its preparation must not be destroyed, but turned over to the purser, who will furnish a new blank to the passenger.
After all the baggage and effects of the passenger have been landed upon the pler, the coupon which has been retained by the passenger must be presented at the Inspector's desk, whereupon an Inspector will be detailed to examine the baggage. Passengers must acknowledge in person, on the
pier, their signature to their declarations.
Examination of any baggage may be postponed if the passenger requests the officer taking his declaration to have it sent to the appraiser's store.
Passengers must not deduct the $100 exemption in making out their declarations. Such deductions will be made by customs officers on the pier.
Paragraph 347 of the new Tariff prohibits the importation of aigrettes, egret plumes or so-called osprey plumes, and the feathers, quills, heads, wings, talls, skins, or parts of skins of wild birds, elther raw or manufactured, and not for scientific or educational purposes; 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.
Passengers dissatisfied with values placed upon dutiable articles by the customs officers on the pier may demand a re-examination, but application therefor should be immediately made to the officers there in charge. 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.
Currency or certified checks only can be accepted in payment of duties, but, upon request, baggage will be retained on the plers for twenty-four 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.
Baggage Intended for delivery at ports in the United States other than the port of arrival, or in transit through the United States to a foreign country, may be forwarded thereto without the assessment of duty at the port of arrival, by the various railroads and express companies, whose representatives will be found on the pler.
Passengers desiring to have their baggage forwarded in bond should indicate such intention and state the value thereof in their declarations before any examination of the baggage has been made. SEALSKIN GARMENTS.
An act of Congress of 1897, as amended in 1910, 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; and unless the owner is able to establish by competent evidence and to the satisfaction of the Collector that the garments are not prohibited, they cannot be admitted.
PENALTY FOR NOT DECLARING ARTICLES OBTAINED ABROAD. Under Sections 2802 and 3082 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, articles obtained abroad and not declared are subject to seizure, and the passenger is liable to criminal prosecution.
United States Court of Customs Appeals.
Presiding Judge--Robert M. Montgomery. Associate Judges-James F. Smith, Orion M. Barber. Marion De Vries, George E. Martin. Attorney-General-James C. McReynolds. Assistant Attorney-General-William L. Wemple. Clerk-Arthur B. Shelton ($3,500). Marshal-Frank H. Briggs ($3,000).
SEC. 188. There shall be a United States Court of Customs Appeals, which shall consist of a Presiding Judge and four Associate Judges, each of whom shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall receive a salary of seven thousand dollars a year. The Presiding Judge shall be so designated in the order of appointment and in the commission issued to him by the President; and the Associate Judges shall have precedence according to the date of their commissions. Any three members of said court shall constitute a quorum, and the concurrence of three members shall be necessary to any decision thereof. In case of a vacancy or of the temporary Inability, or disqualification for any reason of one or two of the Judges of said court, the President may, upon the request of the Presiding Judge of said court, designate any qualified United States Circuit or District Judge or Judges to act in his or their places and such Circuit or District Judges shall be duly qualified to so act.
SEC. 189. The sald Court of Customs Appeals shall always be open for the transaction of business, and sessions thereof may, in the discretion of the court, be held in the several judicial circuits, and at such places as sald court may from time to time designate.
SEC. 195. The Court of Customs Appeals shall exercise exclusive appellate jurisdiction to review by appeal, as herein provided, final decisions by a Board of General Appraisers in all cases as to the construction of the law and the facts respecting the classification of merchandise, and the rate of duty Imposed thereon under such classification, and the fees and charges connected therewith, and all appealable questions as to the jurisdiction of said board, and all appealable questions as to the laws and regulations governing the collection of the customs revenues; and the judgments and decrces of said Court of Customs Appeals shall be final in all such cases.
SEC. 196. No appeal shall be taken or allowed from any Board of United States General Appraisers to any other court, and no appellate jurisdiction shall thereafter be exercised or allowed by any other courts in cases decided by said Board of United States General Appraisers, but all appeals allowed by law from such Board of General Appraisers shall be subject to review only in the Court of Customs Appeals hereby established, according to the provisions of this chapter: Provided, That nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to deprive the Supreme Court of the United States of jurisdiction to hear and determine all customs cases which have heretofore been certified to said court from the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals on applications for writs of certiorari or otherwise, nor to review by writ of certiorari any customs case heretofore decided or now pending and hereafter decided by any Circuit Court of Appeals, provided application for sald writ be made within six months after August fifth, nineteen hundred and nine: Provided further, That all customs cases decided by a Circult or District Court of the United States or a court of a Territory of the United States prior to said date above mentioned, and which have not been removed from said courts by appeal or writ of error, and all such cases theretofore submitted for decision in said courts and remaining undecided may be reviewed on appeal at the instance of either party by the United States Court of Customs Appeals, provided such appeal be taken within one year from the date of the entry of the order, judgment, or decrees sought to be reviewed.
SEC. 197. Immediately upon the organization of the Court of Customs Appeals, all cases within the jurisdiction of that court pending and not submitted for decision in any of the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, United States Circuit, Territorial or District Courts, shall, with the record and samples therein, be certified by said courts to said Court of Customs Appeals for further proceedings in accordance herewith: Provided, That where orders for the taking of further testimony before a referee have been made in any of such cases, the taking of such testimony shail be completed before such certification.
SEC. 198. If the importer, owner, consignee, or agent of any imported merchandise, or the Collector or Secretary of the Treasury, shall be dissatisfied with the decision of the Board of General Appraisers as to the construction of the law and the facts respecting the classification of such merchandise and the rate of duty imposed thereon under such classification, or with any other appealable decision of said board, they, or either of them, may, within sixty days next after the entry of such decree or judgment, and not afterward, apply to the Court of Customs Appeals for a review of the questions of law and fact Involved in such decision: Provided, That in Alaska and in the insular and other outside possessions of the United States ninety days shall be allowed for making such application to the Court of Customs Appeals. Such application shall be made by filing in the office of the clerk of said court a concise statement of errors of law and fact complained of; and a copy of such statement shall be served on the collector, or the importer, owner, consignee, or agent, as the case may be. Thereupon the court shall immediately order the Board of General Appraisers to transmit to said court the record and evidence taken by them, together with the certined statement of the facts involved in the case and their decision thereon; and all the evidence taken by and before said board shall be competent evidence before sald Court of Customs Appeals. The decision of said Court of Customs Appeals shall be final, and such cause shall be remanded to sald Board of General Appraisers for further proceedings to be taken in pursuance of such determination. SEC. 199. Immediately upon receipt of any record transmitted to sald court for determination the clerk thereof shall place the same upon the calendar for hearing and submission; and such calendar shall be called and all cases thereupon submitted, except for good cause shown, at least once every sixty days: Provided, That such calendar need not be called during the months of July and August of any year.
National Association of Letter Carriers.
THE objects of the association are: First, to unite fraternally all letter carriers in the United States for their mutual benent. Second, to obtain and secure rights as Government employés and to strive at all times to promote the welfare of every member. Third, to create and establish the United States Letter Carriers' Mutual Benefit Association, as defined in the Constitution and general laws governing said association. Fourth, in conjunction with the Posi-Office Department, to strive for the constant improvement of the service. Fifth, to create and establish the United States Letter Carriers' National Sick Benefit Association. dues are $1.50 per annum.
The officers of the association are: dent-Edward J. Gainor, Muncie, Ind. urer-Charles D. Duffy, Chicago, Ill. Avenue, Washington, D. C.
The association has a membership of 30,000. The President-William E. Kelly, Brooklyn, N. Y. Vice-PrestSecretary-Edward J. Cantwell, Washington, D. C. Treas The headquarters of the association are at 945 Pennsylvania