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ERRATA AND ADDENDA.

FEES ON VESSELS PAYABLE BY PRIVATE PERSONS.

(NOTE.-By section 1 of the act of June 19, 1886, and section 22 of the act of June 10, 1890, the system of compensating officers of the Government enforcing the navigation laws was materially changed. Nearly all the fees previously collected by them from masters and owners of vessels for services rendered were abolished, and payment made directly from the Treasury on the basis of the former fees. For this reason, wherever practicable in the text of this compilation, provisions requir. ing the payment of fees have been omitted as no longer in force between the master or owner of a Vessel of the l'nited States and the Government, but in force only as determining the compensation, in some instances, paid by the Government to its employees.

Following are the sections of law above referred to, with a schedule of the fees which still remain payable by the owner, master, or agent of a vessel of the United States at ports on the seaboard and western rivers, and also at ports on the Great Lakes and northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers.]

On and after July first, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, June 19, 1886. no fees shall be charged or collected by collectors or other officers of customs, or by inspectors of steam.vessels or shipping commissioners, for the following services to vessels of the United States, to wit: Measurement of tonnage and certifying the same; issuing of license or granting of certificate of registry, record, or enrollment, including all indorsements on the same and bond and oath; indorsement of change of master; certifying and receiving manifest, including master's oath and permit; granting permit to vessels licensed for the fisheries to touch and trade; granting certificate of payment of tonnage dues; recording bill of sale, mortgage, hypothecation, or conveyance, or the discharge of such mortgage or hypothecation; furnishing certiticate of title; furnishing the crew.list, including bond; certificate of protection to seamen; bill of health; shipping or discharging of seamen, as provided by title fifty-three [R. S. 4501-4612.] of the Revised Statutes and section two of this act; apprenticing boys to the merchant service; inspecting, examining, and licensing steam-vessels, including inspection certiticate and copies thereof; and licensing of master, engineer, pilot, or mate of a vessel; and all provisions of laws authorizing or requiring the collection of fees for such services are repealed, such repeal to take effect July first, eighteen hundred and eighty-six. Collectors or other officers of customs, inspectors of steam-vessels, and shipping commissioners who are paid wholly or partly by fees shall make a detailed report of such services, and the fees provided by law, to the Secretary of the Treasury, under such regulations as that otticer may prescribe; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall allow and pay, from any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, said officers such compensation for said services as each would have received prior to the passage of this act; also such compensation to

June 10, 1890, sec. 22.

clerks of shipping commissioners as would have been paid them had this act not passed: Provided, That such services have, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury, been necessarily rendered.

All fees exacted and oaths administered by officers of the customs, except as provided in this act, under or by virtue of existing laws of the United States, upon the entry of imported goods and the passing thereof through the cus. toms, and also upon all entries of domestic goods, wares, and merchandise for exportation, are hereby abolished:

Provided, That where such fees, under existing laws, constitute, in whole or in part, the compensation of any officer, such officer shall receive, from and after the passage of this act, a fixed sum for each year equal to the amount which he would have been entitled to receive as fees for such services during said year.

PORTS ON ATLANTIC, PACIFIC, AND GULF COASTS AND WESTERN RIVERS.

$0.20

2.00

2.00 2.50 1.50 2.50 1.50

For inspector's certificate to cancel bond, etc....
Granting permit to a vessel not belonging to a citizen of the United States

to go from district to district, and for receiving manifest..... Receiving manifest, and granting permit to unload, for last-mentioned vessel on a

siend at one district from another.... Entry of ve

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Entry of vi
Clearance
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Post-entry
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out cargo but with taun For like services in vessels under 100 ure For like services on all foreign-going vessels nou un

ject to duty. Certitied copy of bill of sale, mortgage, or other conveyance. Duties performed by the surveyor on vessel of 100 tons or upwards, if there

be dutiable cargo. Duties performed by surveyor on vessel of less than 100 tons, if there be

dutiable cargo
Duties performed by surveyor on vessel of whatever tonnage with free cargo

or ballast.
Tonnage duty, if due.
Certiticate payment tonnage dues, foreign vessel.
Bill of health, foreign vessel..
Bond to retain cargo on board, if required.
Certificate of American growth or production, if required.
Clearance of an American vessel for a foreign port: Fee same as above (but

.67

no fee collectible for bill of health, certificate payment touage tax, crew

list, or bond). Certificate to shipping articles, if required..

. 20 . 20

40

. 20

. 20

The fees allowed to surveyors for services other than admeasurement on board vessels

may be charged by the collectors performing such services at ports where there

are no surveyors, but such fees will not be collected from coasting vessels. Fees for the admeasurement of vessels under 5 tons in burden will not be charged. Collectors may receive port warden's, health officer's, and harbormaster's fees where

it is a matter of convenience to all parties concerned. The term "legal fees,” used in section 4206, Revised Statutes, does not mean pilot

age, half-pilotage, or similar local charges. Masters of passenger vessels from foreign territory not contiguous to the United

States are required to pay, within twenty-four hours from entry, to the collector of customs at the port of arrival, $10 for each passenger over 8 years of age (not being a cabin passenger) who shall have died of natural disease during the

voyage. Collectors, naval officers, and surveyors are required to bave posted in a public place

in their offices a fair table of the fees demandable by law at their ports, subject at all times to inspection, and to give receipts for fees collected, specifying the particulars, whenever required to do so. Failure to observe these requirements entails a penalty of $100 for the benefit of the informer.

PORTS ON NORTHERN, NORTHEASTERN, AND NORTHWESTERN FRONTIERS.

sea

.50

.50

Entry of a vessel directly from a foreign port...

$0.50 Clearance of a vessel sailing directly to a foreign port otherwise than by the

.50 Post-entry.

2.00 Official bond not otherwise provided for, except when executed in connection

with crew list, or with the entry or passage of goods through the customs, or with the entry of domestic merchandise for exportation.

.50 Official certificate not otherwise provided for, except as above stated.

. 20 Special certificate to cancel bond not given in connection with entry, merchandise, etc., under act 1890.

. 20 Certified copy of outward manifest, if required.

. 20 Copy of marine document...

. 20 Copy bill of sale, mortgage, or other conveyance..

.50 The fees above mentioned are applicable in the case of all vessels navigating

the waters of the northern, northeastern, and north western frontiers otherwise than by the sea, and no fees other than those above specially enumerated can be legally collected from the owners or masters, as such,

of vessels enrolled or licensed on said frontiers. Post-entry, if made..

2. 00 Clearance of a foreign vessel for a foreign port: Clearance... Bond to retain cargo, if necessary

.50 Clearance of an American vessel directly for a foreign port: Clearance.. Bond to retain cargo, if necessary.

.50 Entry of an American vessel engaged in the coasting trade and touching at

a foreign port: Post-entry, if made..

2.00 The fees allowed to surveyors for services other than admeasurement on board ves

sels may be charged by the collectors performing such services at ports where

there are no surveyors, but snch fees will not be collected from coasting vessels. Fees for the admeasurement of vessels under 5 tons in burden will not be charged. Collectors may receive port warden's, health officer's, and harbor-master's fees where

it is a matter of convenience to all parties concerned. The term “legal fees,” used in section 4206, Revised Statutes, does not embrace

pilotage, balf-pilotage, or similar local charges. Masters of passenger vessels from foreign territory not contiguous to the United

States are required to pay, within twenty-four hours from entry, to the collector of customs at the port of arrival, $10 for each passenger over 8 years of age (not being a cabin passenger), who shall have died of natural disease during the Enrolled or licensed vessels upon the frontiers departing from or arriving at a port

voyage. Permits are not required on the northern frontier to unlade cargo brought from

an American port; but permits must be obtained, and existing laws complied with, previous to the discharge or landing of passengers, baggage, goods, wares,

or merchandise brought from foreign ports or places. Canadian steamers trading on the northern frontiers from one foreign port to

another, and touching during the course of such voyage at a port or place in the United States, and landing passengers, baggage, or freight are required to report and pay entrance and clearance fees.

in one collection district to or from a port in another collection district, although touching at an intermediate foreign port, are exempted from payment of the entrance and clearance fees of fifty cents each, and from the payment of tonnage tax, but in all such cases an entry or clearance must be made, and fees be paid of ten cents for certification of manifest and permit to go from district to district,

and ten cents for receiving manifest. Vessels used exclusively as ferry-boats, however laden, will not be required to enter

or clear, nor will the masters or persons in charge of such boats be required to present manifests or to pay entrance or clearance fees, or fees for receiving or certifying manifests; but such masters or other persons will be required to report to the proper officer of the customs in each instance, and to apprise him of any baggage, goods, wares, or merchandise which may have been imported in such

boats from any foreign territory. Collectors on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers are authorized to

keep on sale, at their several offices, blank manifests and clearances, and to charge there for the sum of 10 cents for each blank, and no more. But this does not prohibit private persons from furnishing their own blanks, if said blanks are in

accordance with law and regulations. Collectors, naval officers, and surveyors are required to have posted in a public place

in their offices a fair table of the fees demandable by law at their ports, subject at all times to inspection, and to give receipts for fees collected, specifying the particulars, whenever reqnired to do so. Failure to observe these requirements entails a penalty of $100 for the benefit of the informer.

IMMEDIATE TRANSPORTATION.

(Chapter 218, act of February 23, 1887.)

Feb. 23, 1887.

The provisions of the act entitled “An act to amend the statutes in relation to the immediate transportation of dutiable goods, and for other purposes," approved June tenth eighteen hundred and eighty, be, and the same are hereby, so amended as to allow merchandise liable to specific rates of duty only to be entered for immediate transportation without appraisement to any of the ports mentioned in the seventh section of said act, although the same may not appear by the invoice, bill of lading, or manifest of the importing vessel to be consigned to or destined for either of said ports, when the consignee at the port of first arrival shall make written application therefor to the collector, giving the name of the person at the port or destination to whom he desires the merchandise to be consigned; and whenever such application and entry shall be made, the original invoice presented by the consignee at the port of first arrival shall be forwarded, with a copy of the transportation entry, to the collector at the port of destination; and a copy of such invoice shall be retained on tilu at the port of first arrival.

The original invoice so forwarded shall be treated as the only invoice of the merchandise upon which entry shall be made at the port of destination, and the person making such entry shall be held responsible for the statements contained therein in the same manner as if the merchandise had been originally consigned to him: Provided, however, That the privileges herein conferred shall not extend to any merchandise the duties upon which, or any portion thereof, depend upon the value of such merchandise: And provided further, That such privilege shall be granted only in cases where no part of the merchandise shall have been landed prior to entry for immediate transportation as aforesaid.

CATTLE AND LIVE STOCK.

Section two of the act entitled "An Act to provide for March 2, 1895. the inspection of live cattle, hogs, and the carcasses and products thereof which are the subjects of interstate commerce, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and vinety.one, be amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 2. That the Secretary of Agriculture shall also cause to be made a careful inspection of all live cattle, the meat of which, fresh, salted, canned, corned, packed, cured, or otherwise prepared, is intended for exportation to any foreign country, at such times and places, and in such man. ner as he may think proper, with a view to ascertain whether said cattle are free from disease, and their meat sound and wholesome, and may appoint inspectors who shall be authorized to give an official certificate clearly stating the condition in which such cattle and meat are found, and no clearance shall be given to any vessel having on board any fresh, salted, canned, corned, or packed beef being the meat of cattle killed after the passage of this Act for exportation to and sale in a foreign country from any port in the United States until the owner or shipper shall obtain from an inspector appointed under the provisions of this act a certiticate that said cattle were free from disease and that their meat is sound and wholesome."

Also that section four of said Act be so amended as to read as follows:

“ SEC. 4. That said examination shall be made in the manner provided by rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, and after said examination the carcasses and products of all cattle, sheep, and swine found to be free of disease and wholesome, sound, and fit for human food shall be marked, stamped, or labeled for identification as may be provided by said rules and regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture. Any person who shall forge, counterfeit, simulate, imitate, falsely represent, or use without authority, or knowingly and wrongfully alter, deface, or destroy any of the marks, stamps, or other devices provided for in the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture, of any such carcasses or their products, or who shall forge, counterfeit, simulate, imitate, falsely represent, or use without authority, or knowingly and wrongfully alter, deface, or destroy any certificate or stamp provided in said regulations, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, aud on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both said punishments, in the discretion of the court."

The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to make such rules and regulations as he may decide to be necessary to prevent the transportation from one State or Territory or the District of Columbia, into any other State or Territory or the District of Columbia or to any foreign country, of the condemned carcasses or parts of

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