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You will therefore assess duty on zinc dross and zinc skimmings as metal, unwrought, at the rate of 10 per cent ad valorem under paragraph 154 of the tariff act of October 3, 1913.

Respectfully,
(67877.)

COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York.

(T. D. 34071.)

CHARLES S. HAMLIN,

Assistant Secretary.

Drawback on medicinal preparations.

Drawback on medicinal and toilet preparations and flavoring extracts manufactured by Dr. Ward's Medical Co., of Winona, Minn., with the use of domestic tax-paid alcohol.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 20, 1914.

SIR: Drawback is hereby allowed under paragraph O of section 4 of the tariff act of October 3, 1913, and the drawback regulations (T. D. 31695 of June 16, 1911), on medicinal and toilet preparations and flavoring extracts manufactured by Dr. Ward's Medical Co., of Winona, Minn., with the use of domestic tax-paid alcohol.

A manufacturing record shall be kept, which will show, in addition to the usual data, the lot number and date of manufacture of each lot of medicinal and toilet preparations and flavoring extracts manufactured for exportation with benefit of drawback, the quantity and degree of proof of alcohol used, the quantity of the finished article produced, and the number and nominal capacity of containers filled from such lot. Where any waste occurs by reason of evaporation, absorption, or any other cause, the manufacturing record shall also show the percentage of absolute alcohol appearing in the exported extract or preparation, to be ascertained by a chemical analysis of a sample of each lot manufactured. A sworn abstract from such manufacturing record shall be filed with each drawback entry.

From time to time, in the discretion of the collector, samples shall be taken and analyzed for the purpose of verifying the data in the abstract from the manufacturing record, and where the waste shown to have occurred shall appear to the collector to be excessive, the matter shall be referred to the special agent for investigation and liquidation of the entry suspended pending receipt of his report.

The allowance shall not exceed the quantity of domestic tax-paid alcohol used in the manufacture of the exported preparations or extracts, as shown by the sworn abstract from the manufacturing record.

The sworn statement of the manufacturers, dated December 23, 1913, is transmitted herewith for filing in your office. BYRON R. NEWTON, Assistant Secretary.

Respectfully,
(98194.)

COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, St. Paul, Minn.

(T. D. 34072.)

Drawback on tin cans.

Drawback on sealed tin containers manufactured by the West Disinfecting Co., of New York, N. Y., with the use of imported partially manufactured tin cans, in combination with cut-out seal caps of domestic manufacture.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 21, 1914. SIR: Drawback is hereby allowed under paragraph O of section 4 of the tariff act of October 3, 1913, and the drawback regulations (T. D. 31695 of June 16, 1911), on sealed tin containers of from 1 to 10 gallons capacity when manufactured by the West Disinfecting Co., of New York, N. Y., with the use of imported partially manufactured tin cans in combination with cut-out seal caps of domestic manufacture and exported filled with disinfecting fluid.

The allowance for each sealed tin container exported shall not exceed one imported partially manufactured tin can of like kind and dimensions. The sworn statement of the manufacturers, dated December 16, 1913, is transmitted herewith for filing in your office.

Respectfully.
(100878.)

COLLECTOR Of Customs. New York.

(T. D. 34073.)

CHARLES S. HAMLIN,
Assistant Secretary.

Drawback on shoes.

T D. 33403 of May 10, 1913, extended to cover shoes manufactured by the T. D. Barry Co., of Brockton, Mass., with the use of imported cloth.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 21, 1914. SIR: The department's regulations of May 10, 1913 (T. D. 33403), providing for the payment of drawback on shoes manufactured by Thomas Cort Ine), of Newark, N. J., with the use of imported materials, are hereby extended to cover shoes manufactured by the T. D. Barry Co., of Brockton, Mass., with the use of imported cloth. The sworn statement of the manufacturers, dated December 15, 1913, is transmitted herewith for filing in your office. CHARLES S. HAMLIN,

Respectfully.

.992436

COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, Boston, Mass.

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(T. D. 340740

Preicheck on braid.

Assistant Secretary.

T. D. 33749 of September 25, 1913, extended to cover various braids manufactured by the Oneko Manufacturing Co., of New York, N. Y., with the use of imported TREASURY DEPARTMENT, J: Mary 22, 1914. SIR: The debatent's regulations of September 25, 1913 (T. D. 33749, 55 vidue for the payment of drawback en braid designated

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as No. 4261, manufactured by the Oneko Manufacturing Co., of New York, N. Y., with the use of imported artificial silk, are hereby extended to cover braid designated as Nos. 546, 1009, 2388, 2535, 2558, and 4262 manufactured by the said company with the use of imported artificial silk.

Supplemental sworn schedules covering other styles of braid manufactured by the above-named company may be filed, and upon verification of such schedules drawback on the braids covered thereby may be allowed.

The sworn statement of the manufacturers, dated December 3, 1913, is transmitted herewith for filing in your office.

Respectfully,
(99624.)

COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York.

(T. D. 34075.)

CHARLES S. HAMLIN,

Assistant Secretary.

Invoice for free and specific-duty goods.

Values of free goods and goods subject to a specific rate to be ascertained and a consular invoice required when the value exceeds $100.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 21, 1914.

To collectors and other officers of the customs:

It has been brought to the attention of the department that in many instances goods subject to a specific rate of duty are invoiced and entered at much less than the foreign market value, with a view to avoiding the requirement for consular invoices on shipments valued at more than $100.

In view of the foregoing, you are hereby instructed that appraisements should be made of goods free of duty or subject to a specific rate and certified invoices required, or a bond for the production thereof, whenever the foreign market value of such shipments is in excess of $100.

(101156.)

CHARLES S. HAMLIN, Assistant Secretary.

(T. D. 34076.)

Bonds Certificates of origin.

Bonds to be taken to produce certificates of origin of mail or parcel-post packages containing Philippine products.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 21, 1914.

To collectors and other officers of the customs:

In all cases where formal entry is made under T. D. 29826 of June 9, 1909, of mail or parcel-post packages containing Philippine prod

ucts unaccompanied by certificate of origin, bonds may be taken to produce such certificates, using Cat. No. 3377 for that purpose. Paragraph 8 of T. D. 30744 of July 1, 1910, is amended accordingly. CHARLES S. HAMLIN, Assistant Secretary.

(67700)

(T. D. 34077.)

Containers of tea samples.

Containers of tea samples dutiable under paragraph 627, tariff act of 1913.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 22, 1914.

To collectors and other officers of the customs:

It has been represented to the department that at some of the ports tin cans and other containers of samples of tea packed in packages of less than 5 pounds are admitted free of duty.

As paragraph 627 of the tariff act of October 3, 1913, makes all containers of tea packed in packages of less than 5 pounds dutiable at the rate to which they would be subject if imported separately, you are hereby instructed to assess duty upon the containers of tea whether imported as samples or for consumption, following the instructions contained in T. D. 33871.

(100317.)

CHARLES S. HAMLIN, Assistant Secretary.

(T. D. 34078.)

Customs employees prohibited from importing merchandise.

Section 2638 of the Revised Statutes prohibits customs officers and employees from engaging in business of importing merchandise.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 22, 1914.

To collectors and other chief officers of the customs:

Attention of officers and employees under your jurisdiction should be invited to the provisions of section 2638 of the Revised Statutes, reading as follows:

No person employed under the authority of the United States, in the collection of duties on imports or tonnage, shall own, either in whole or in part, any vessel, or act as agent, attorney, or consignee for the owner or owners of any vessel, or of any cargo or lading on board the same; nor shall any such person import, or be concerned directly or indirectly in the importation of any merchandise for sale into the United States. Every person who violates this section shall be liable to a penalty of five hundred dollars.

This provision of law is applicable to all customs officers and employees, and prohibits their engaging in any business or occupation connected either directly or indirectly with the importation of

merchandise, whether as importer, consignee, agent, or owner, or as counsel for the importer, consignee, agent, or owner.

Collectors are directed to see that the law is strictly enforced at their respective ports, and to report to the department any violation of the same which may come to their notice.

(101345.)

CHARLES S. HAMLIN, Assistant Secretary.

(T. D. 34079.)

Drawback on railway cars.

Drawback on railway cars manufactured by the American Car & Foundry Co., of Wilmington, Del., with the use of imported wheels and axles and vacuum brake equipment.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 22, 1914. SIR: Drawback is hereby allowed under paragraph O of section 4 of the tariff act of October 3, 1913, and the drawback regulations (T. D. 31695 of June 16, 1911), on railway cars manufactured by the American Car & Foundry Co., of Wilmington, Del., with the use of imported wheels and axles and vacuum automatic brake equipment.

Prior to exportation the manufacturers shall file in the office of the collector of customs at the port where exportation is to be made. a sworn statement describing each car to be exported with benefit of drawback and the imported parts appearing therein in the terms of the import invoice covering the same.

The allowance shall not exceed the number of imported parts appearing in the exported cars, as shown by the sworn statement of the manufacturers, provided for above.

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Approving bond of the Puget Sound Navigation Co. as a common carrier for the transportation of dutiable merchandise and for the lading and unlading of bonded goods under the act of February 13, 1911.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 23, 1914. SIR: The department has received your letter of the 13th instant, with which was inclosed a bond, in duplicate, of the Puget Sound Navigation Co. as a common carrier for the transportation of appraised and unappraised merchandise in bond and for the lading and unlading of bonded goods under the act of February 13, 1911.

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