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ESTIMATE BY DIRECTOR OF THE MINT OF VALUES OF FOREIGN COINš-Continued.

Country.

Standard.

Monetary unit.

Value in terms of U.S.gold

dollar,

Coins.

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France

Gold. German Empire. Gold. Great Britain.... Gold.

.238

Mark
Pound sterling

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.498

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$1.000 Gold: condor ($9.647) and double-con

dor. Silver: peso. Gold: 10 and 20 crowns, Gold: 10 sucres ($4.8665). Silver: sucre

and divisions. 4.943 Gold: pound (100 piasters), 5, 10, 20, and

50 piasters. Silver: 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20

piasters. 193 Gold: 20 marks ($3.859), 10 marks

($1.93). Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 francs. Sil

ver: 5 francs.

Gold: 5, 10, and 20 marks, 4. 866, Gold: sovereign (pound sterling) and

sovereign. 193 Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 drachmas.

Silver: 5 drachmas. 965 Gold: 1, 2, 5, and 10 gourdes. Silver:

gourde and divisions. 4. 866, Gold: sovereign (pound sterling). Sil.

ver: rupee and divisions. . 193. Gold: 5, 10, 20, 30, and 100 lire. Silver:

5 lire. Gold: 5, 10, and 20 yen. Silver: 10, 20,

and 50 sen. 1.000 498 Gold: 5 and 10 pesos. Silver: dollar 1

(or peso) and divisions.
Gold: 10 florins. Silver: 2), 1 florin and

divisions.
1.014 Gold: 2 dollars ($2.028).

Gold: 10 and 20 crowns.
1.000 Gold: 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 balboas. Sil-

ver: peso and divisions, Gold: 6, 1, and 2 tomans (3.409). Sil

ver: , 4, 1, 2, and 5 kruns. 4. 866) Gold; and I libra. Silver: sol and

divisions.
500 Silver peso: 10, 20, and 50 centavos.
1.080 Gold; 1, 2, 5, and 10 milreis.

1
Gold: 5, 71, 10, and 15 rubles. Silver:

5. 10. 15. 20, 25, 50, and 100 copecks. 193 Gold: 25 pesetas. Silver: 5 pesetas. 4.866] Gold: sovereign (pound sterling). Sil

ver: dollar and divisions.

Gold: 10 and 20 crowns. . 193 Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 francs. Sil

• ver: 5 francs. .014 Gold: 25, 50, 100, 250, and 500 piasters. 1.034 Gold: peso. Silver: peso and divisions. . 193

Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 bolivars, Sil.

ver: 5 bolivars.

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NOTE.-The coins of silver-standard countries are valued by their pure silver contents, at the average market price of silver for the three months preceding the date of this circular.

* The sovereign is the standard coin of India, but the rupee ($0.3244;) is the current coin, valued at 15 to the sovereign. + Seventy-five centigrams fine gold.

| Value in Mexico, $0.498. $ The current coin of the Straits Settlements is the silver dollar issued on Government account and which has been given a tentative value of $0.567758}.

(T. D. 29452.)

Drawback on binder twine. Draw back on binder twine manufactured by the Plymouth Cordage Company, of

Plymouth, Mass., with the use of imported degras.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 2, 1909. Sir: On the exportation of binder twine manufactured by the Plymouth Cordage Company, of Plymouth, Mass., with the use of imported degras, a drawback will be allowed equal in amount to the duty paid on the imported material, less the legal deduction of 1 per cent.

The preliminary entry must show the marks and numbers of the shipping packages and the gross and net weight of each package in the entire shipment.

The draw back entry must show the total net weight of each grade of twine exported and the quantity of imported degras used in the manufacture thereof. In addition to the usual averments said entry must further show that the exported twine is manufactured of the material and in the manner set forth in the manufacturers' sworn statement, dated October 31, 1908, transmitted herewith for filing in your oftice.

In liquidation, the quantity of imported degras which may be taken as the basis for the allowance of draw hack may equal the quantity used as shown in the entry, after official veritication of exported quantities, but in no case shall it exceed 2.57 pounds for each 100 pounds of twine exported. Respectfully,

JAMES B. REYNOLDS, (59712.)

Assistant Secretary. ('OLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, Boston, Mass.

(T. D. 29453.)

Drawback on stereoscopic views.

Drawback on stereoscopic views manufactured by Berry, Kelley & Chadwick, of

Chicago, Ill., with the use of imported mounts.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 4, 1909. Sir: On the exportation of stereoscopic views manufactured by Berry, Kelley & Chadwick, of Chicago, III., with the use of imported mounts, draw back will be allowed equal in amount to the duty paid on the imported material used, less the legal deduction of 1 per cent.

The preliminary entry must show the marks and numbers of the shipping packages and the number of stereoscopic views in each package and in the entire shipment.

The drawback entry must show the total number of stereoscopie views exported and the number of imported mounts used in the manufacture thereof. In addition to the usual averments said entry must further show that the merchandise was manufactured of the materials and in the manner set forth in the manufacturers' sworn statement, dated December 4, 1908, transmitted herewith for filing in your office.

In liquidation, the number of imported mounts which may be taken as the basis for the allowance of draw back may equal the number shown in the drawback entry, after official veritication of exported quantities, provided it shall not exceed one for each stereoscopic view exported. Respectfully,

JAMES B. REYNOLDS, (61475.)

Assistant Secretary. COLLECTOR OF Customs, Chicago, II.

(T. D. 29454.)

Drawback on suit and sample cases. Draw back on suit and sample cases manufactured by S. Meyerson, of New York

City, with the use of imported cardboard.--T. D. 27016 of January 23, 1906, extended.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 4, 1909. Sir: The Department's regulations of January 23, 1906 (T. D. 27016), providing for the allowance of draw back on suit and sample cases manufactured by the Alstermo Fibre Company, of New York City, with the use of imported fiber cardboard, are hereby extended, so far as applicable, to cover the exportation of similar cases manufactured by S. Meyerson, of New York City, in accordance with the sworn statement, dated December 7, 1908, transmitted herewith for filing in your office. Respectfully,

JAMES B. REYNOLDS, (33494.)

Assistant Secretary. COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York

(T. D. 29455.)

Casein.

Decision of the United States circuit court of appeals, second circuit (suit 4586; T. D. 29374), United States v. W. M. Brownell, acquiesced in.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 4, 1909. Sir: The Department is in receipt of a report from the United States attorney for the southern district of New York, in which he states that suit 4586, United States v. W. M. Brownell (T. D. 29374), was recently decided by the United States circuit court of appeals for the second circuit adversely to the Government.

The merchandise in suit consists of casein," which was assessed with duty under section 6 of the tariff act at the rate of 20 per cent ad valorem as a nonenumerated manufactured article, and was claimed by the importers, in their protest, to be free of duty as “lactarene" under paragraph 594 of the said act. The Board, United States circuit court, and United States circuit court of appeals sustained the importers' contention that the merchandise was entitled to admission free of duty as "lactarene."

The Attorney-General advises the Department that no further proceedings will be directed in this case, and you are, therefore, hereby authorized to take the necessary steps looking to the refund of the duties collected in excess upon the merchandise the subject of the suit. Respectfully,

JAMES B. REYNOLDS, (1326+).

Assistant Secretary. COLLECTOR OF Customs, New York.

(T. D. 294.56.)

Sawed soapstone.

Decision of the United States circuit court for the southern district of New York

suit 5005; T. D. 29391), M. Kirschberger & Co. v. United States, acquiesced in.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 4, 1909. Sir: The Department is in receipt of a report from the United States attorney for the southern district of New York, in wbich he states that suit 5005, M. Kirschberger & Co. v. United States (T. D. 29391), was recently decided by the United States circuit court for that district adversely to the Government.

The merchandise in suit consists of small pieces of soapstone, cut in regular sizes, and used in the manufacture of gas burners. It was assessed with duty at the rate of 35 per cent ad valorem under paragraph 97 of the tariff act. The importers protested, claiming the merchandise to be properly dutiable at the rate of 20 per cent ad valorem under section 6 of the said act as a nonenumerated manufactured article, which claim was sustained by the court.

The Attorney-General advises the Department that no further ceedings will be directed in this case, and you are, therefore, hereby authorized to take the necessary steps looking to the refund of the duties collected in excess upon the merchandise the subjert of the suit. Respectfully,

JAMES B. REYNOLDS, (61481.)

Assistant Secretary. C'OLLFOTOR OF CUSTOMS, Neil York.

(T. D. 29457.)

Samples of seeds for Department of Agriculture.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 5, 1909. To officers of the customs:

At the request of the Secretary of Agriculture it is directed that, until July 1, 1909, 2-ounce samples of all importations of 100 pounds or more of grass, clover, and forage-plant seeds be prepared at the

earliest practicable date after entry and forwarded to the seed laboratory, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., labeled with names and addresses of consignors and consignees, name of seed as given in the invoice, and quantity of the consignment.

JAMES B. REYNOLDS, Acting Secretary.

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(T. D. 29458.)
Drawback on camel's-hair yarn, tops, and other products.

Draw back on camel’s-hair yarn, tops, noils, and other products manufactured by

E. S. Parkhurst & Co., of Gloversville, N. Y., from imported camel's hair.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 5, 1909. Sir: The Department's regulations of May 3, 1907 (T. D. 28133), establishing a rate for the allowance of drawback on the exportation of carded wool manufactured by E. S. Parkhurst & Co., of Gloversville, N. Y., and the Department's instructions of February 26, 1908, extending said regulations to the various products of the New Jersey Worsted and Spinning Company, of Gartield, N. J., are hereby extended so as to cover the various articles produced by the J. T. Perkins Company, of Brooklyn, N. Y., from imported camel's hair.

The draw back entry must show, in addition to the usual averments, the quantities and values of the several products obtained from the imported camel's hair and the percentage of waste incurred in the manufacture. Said entries must further show that the several products more fully described in the manufacturers' sworn statement of December 23, 1908, which is herewith transmitted to you and made part of these regulations, were manufactured from the imported material.

A manufacturing record shall be kept showing the quantities of each of the several products manufactured, the quantities of imported camel's hair used, and the percentage of waste incurred in the manufacture. A sworn abstract from this record shall be filed with each entry.

In liquidation, the quantity of imported camel's hair which shall be taken as the basis for the allowance of drawback may equal the quantity used as declared in the draw back entry and shown in the sworn abstract, after official verification of exported quantities, the proper allowance being made for worthless waste. The drawback shall be distributed to the several products according to the relative market values of the latter as shown in the drawback entry. Respectfully,

JAMES B. REYNOLDS, (45907.)

Assistant Secretary. COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York.

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