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TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 1, 1903.
The foregoing estimate by the Director of the Mint, of the values of foreign coins, I hereby proclaim to be the values of such coins in terms of the money of account of the United States, to be followed in estimating the value of all foreign merchandise exported to the United States on or after January 1, 1903, expressed in any of such metallic currencies.
H. A. TAYLOR,
Acting Secretary of the Treasury.
Drawback on veilings.
Drawback on veilings manufactured by Stern & Stern, of New York, N. Y., with the use of marabout or mousseline de soie.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 2, 1903.
SIR: On the exportation of veilings manufactured by Stern & Stern, of New York, N. Y., wholly with the use of marabout or mousseline de soie, imported in the piece in a plain state and exported in the piece after having been printed in various figures or designs by a stamping and flocking of chenilling process, a drawback will be allowed equal in amount to the duty paid on the imported material so used, less the legal deduction of 1 per cent.
The preliminary entry must show the marks and numbers of the shipping cases, and separately the numbers of pieces of each class or kind of goods (marabout or mousseline de soie) contained in each case, the width of the same, together with the number of yards in each piece and in the entire shipment.
The drawback entry must show the number of yards of each class or kind of goods exported, that the said goods were manufactured of materials and in the manner set forth in the manufacturer's sworn statement, dated December 22, 1902.
In liquidation, the quantity of imported material of each class or kind which may be taken as a basis for allowance of drawback may equal the quantity exported, as declared in the drawback entry, after official verification of exported quantities and kinds.
Samples may be taken or sworn samples furnished, as ordered by the collector, for required determinations.
COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York, N. Y.
O. L. SPAULDING,
List of registered Chinese laborers whose certificates have been canceled because of failure on the part of such Chinese laborers to return to the United States within two years after departure therefrom.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, Washington, D. C., January 3, 1903. The COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Washington, D. C. SIR: Inclosed herewith find a descriptive list covering two certifi cates of residence of Chinese persons who have overstayed the two years which is the extreme limit allowed under the treaty and laws relating to the exclusion of Chinese for their return to the United States.
Inasmuch as the described certificates can be of no further use to the persons to whom they were issued, it is requested that you issue instructions to the respective collectors of internal revenue for the cancellation of the stubs of the said two certificates.
F. P. SARGENT, Commissioner-General.
Approved: H. A. TAYLOR, Acting Secretary.
LIST OF CHINESE LABORERS' CERTIFICATES LEFT WITH COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS AT PLATTSBURG, N. Y., UPON FILING OF APPLICATION FOR RETURN CERTIFICATES.
Transportation of baggage destined for Canada.
In instances where a sufficient number of packages to fill an entire car is not available, baggage may be forwarded by bonded routes, when properly corded and sealed, in cars not secured by the prescribed customs fastenings.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 3, 1903.
SIR: Referring to previous correspondence, and particularly to your letter of the 11th ultimo, in relation to the transportation of baggage arriving at your port and destined for Canada, you are directed to regard the instructions contained in Department's circular dated April 26, 1901 (T. D. 22995), concerning the transportation of corded and sealed packages of merchandise to and from Canada,
as applicable to such baggage. The circular referred to provides that in instances where a sufficient number of packages to fill an entire car is not available such baggage may be forwarded by bonded routes, when properly corded and sealed, in cars not secured by the prescribed customs fastenings. In all other respects the existing regulations relating to baggage are to be observed.
O. L. SPAULDING, Acting Secretary. COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York, N. Y.
Limiting the duration of the salmon fishing season in southeastern
[Circular No. 3.]
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 5, 1903.
To officers and employees of the Treasury
Department and others concerned:
The instructions contained in the following letter, addressed to the agent for the protection of the salmon fisheries in Alaska, are published for the information and guidance of all persons concerned. O. L. SPAULDING, Assistant Secretary.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 3, 1903.
SIR: The Department has been advised that the perpetuity of the salmon-fishing industry of Alaska is endangered by the multiplication of establishments for canning and salting the fish and the fierce competition of their operators and employees, and that the depletion of the salmon fisheries is due to overfishing; that there is no restriction as to the number of canneries, the number of fisheries to be operated, or the number of boats, men, and gear employed; and that purse seines are now used in great numbers, one seine following the other in such quick succession that few fish can pass into the streams. Consideration has been given to measures necessary to permit the early arrivals of red salmon to ascend to the spawning grounds, and due notice was given, by publication, that, pursuant to section 181 of the act of Congress approved March 3, 1899, entitled "An Act to define and punish crimes in the District of Alaska, and to provide a code of criminal procedure for said District," on Wednesday, the 19th day of November, 1902, at 12 o'clock m., a hearing would be had before the Secretary of the Treasury to determine whether the fishing season for the taking of salmon in the streams of southeastern Alaska, included between the parallels of 59 degrees and 30 minutes north and 54 degrees and 40 minutes north latitude, should be limited and not permitted in said streams until after the 4th day of July of each year, provided that the native Indians be allowed to take salmon for use as food for their own consumption during said closed season.
Said hearing was duly held on the date named, and after due consideration of all the facts presented it is my judgment that the results of fishing operations on said streams of southeastern Alaska indicate that the number of salmon taken is larger than the capacity of the streams to produce, it having been ascertained that the persons
engaged in catching salmon do not maintain fish hatcheries of sufficient magnitude to keep such streams fully stocked. It is therefore ordered that the duration of the fishing season in the streams of southeastern Alaska, between the parallels 59 degrees and 30 minutes north and 54 degrees and 40 minutes north latitude, and east of the one hundred and forty-first meridian, be limited and not permitted until after the 30th day of June of each year, provided that the native Indians be allowed to take salmon for use as food for their own consumption during the closed season thus established.
You are directed to give due notice of this order to all persons, firms, and corporations interested in or affected thereby, and to take measures to secure its proper enforcement. You should make prompt report of any violation thereof to the United States attorney for the district of Alaska, for proper action, and to the Department.
LESLIE M. SHAW, Secretary.
Mr. H. M. KUTCHIN,
Agent for Protection of Salmon Fisheries of Alaska, Washington, D. C.
Rules regulating the execution of official bonds required by law to be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury.
[Circular No. 4.]
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 6, 1903.
From and after this date the following rules will be enforced in the execution of all official bonds to be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, and no advances of money will be made to bonded officers unless notice is received from this office of the proper execution and approval of their bonds, and of the renewal and strengthening thereof, as provided by section 5 of the act of March 2, 1895:
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL OFFICIAL BONDS, EXCEPT AS HEREINAFTER NOTED.
1. The Christian names of principal and sureties must be written in full in the body of the bond, but the signatures to the bond should conform with the customary signature.
2. The bond must bear date as of the day upon which it was actually executed.
3. The bond must be signed by the principal and sureties, and each signature must be made in the presence of two persons, who must sign their names as witnesses.
4. There must not be less than two individual sureties; but one corporate surety duly qualified under the act of Congress of August 13, 1894, may be accepted as sole surety.
5. A seal of wax or wafer must be attached to the signature of the principal and of each individual surety, but a corporate surety must affix its corporate seal.
6. A married woman will not be accepted as surety.
7. The sureties must justify in amounts the aggregate of which will be equal to at least twice the penalty of the bond.
8. The sureties must make and sign affidavits of the amounts they are worth over and above all their debts and liabilities, and such exemptions as may be allowed by law.
9. The sureties, other than corporate sureties, must state under oath that they are not responsible as sureties on the bond of any other official, or if so liable, the amount of such liability.
10. The affidavits of the sureties must be taken and subscribed before an officer authorized to administer oaths generally, who must certify that he administered the oaths and affix his official seal. In case such officer is not provided with a seal his authority to administer oaths, and his official character, must be duly certified.
11. A judge or clerk of a court of record, a United States attorney, or a United States commissioner must certify that the sureties are sufficient to pay the penalty of the bond; and except in the case of a judge of the United States, or a United States attorney, if the person certifying has no seal, his official character must be duly certified. (This rule does not apply to corporate sureties who have complied with Rule 7 hereof.)
12. Residence of principal and each of the sureties must be distinctly written in the body of the bond.
13. No surety can hold office under his principal.
14. Official oath to be of same or subsequent date to the bond. 15. All erasures and interlineations must be noted above the signatures of the witnesses as having been made before execution of the bond.
SPECIAL RULES APPLICABLE TO PARTICULAR BONDS.
Bond of collector of internal revenue.-There must not be less than five individual sureties to the bond, but one corporate surety, duly qualified under the act of Congress of August 13, 1894, may be accepted as sole surety. See act of March 1, 1879, Stat. L., vol. 20, p. 327. (NOTE. This rule to be substituted for Rule 4 on the bond described.)
A judge or attorney of the United States or a clerk of a United States court must certify that the sureties are sufficient to pay the penalty of the bond. (NOTE.-This rule to be substituted for Rule 11. on the bond described.)
Bond of assistant treasurer of the United States.—A judge or attorney of the United States or a clerk of the United States court must certify that the sureties are sufficient to pay the penalty of the bond. (NOTE.-This rule to be substituted for Rule 11 on the bond described.)