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on forms provided for that purpose, stating the number of permit, the date of entry, the general nature and quantity of the nursery stock, the country and locality where grown, and the name and address of the consignee to whom it is proposed to forward the nursery stock, together with the probable date of delivery for transportation.

At the same time a copy of the notice to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be sent by the permittee to the duly authorized inspector or other officer of the State, Territory, or District to which the nursery stock is to be shipped. Lists of such inspectors and officers may be obtained on application to the collector of customs or the Federal Horticultural Board, Washington, D. C.

Permits may be canceled and further permits refused if a permittee fails to give either of said notices, or gives a false notice, or knowingly mislabels any nursery stock with intent to evade any provision of the plant-quarantine act or of any regula tion thereunder.

Should a consignee named in such a notice ship or deliver for shipment to any other State, Territory, or district such nursery stock before it has been inspected by a duly authorized State, Territorial, or district inspector or officer, he shall, prior to such shipment, give like notice to the Secretary of Agriculture and to the duly authorized inspector or other officer of the State, Territory, or district to which the nursery stock is to be reshipped.

Imported nursery stock which has been once inspected will be allowed to move interstate without restrictions other than those imposed on the interstate movement of domestic nursery stock.

C. L. MARLATT, Chairman,

W. A. ORTON,

GEO. B. SUDWORTH,

W. D. HUNTER,

A. V. STUBENRAUCH,

Federal Horticultural Board.

Approved:

B. T. GALLOWAY,

Acting Secretary of Agriculture.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 30, 1913.

(T. D. 33496.)

Drawback on automobiles.

T. D. 33342 of April 16, 1913, extended to cover automobiles manufactured by the Briggs-Detroiter Co., with the use of castings made by the General Aluminum & Brass Castings Co., of Detroit, Mich., from imported aluminum.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, June 3, 1913. SIR: The department's regulations of April 16, 1913 (T. D. 33342), providing for the payment of drawback on automobiles and automobile engines manufactured by the Briggs-Detroiter Co., of Detroit, Mich., with the use of imported annular bearings, are hereby extended to cover automobiles manufactured by the said company with the use of castings designated as M. A. 25 (motor-crank case), T. A. 25 (transmission cases), and M. A. 702 (gasoline-intake manifold), made

by the General Aluminum & Brass Castings Co., of Detroit, Mich., from imported pig aluminum.

The allowance shall not exceed the weight of the rough castings as shown by the sworn statement of the Briggs-Detroiter Co., dated March 29, 1913, with the addition of 1 per cent for loss in casting, the allowance to be reduced according to the number of pounds of imported aluminum which will be replaced by the value of the waste incurred in machining the castings.

Respectfully,
(98250.)

COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, Detroit, Mich.

JAMES F. CURTIS,
Assistant Secretary.

(T. D. 33497.)

Shortages Wines-Liquors.

Lading inspectors should note on manifest all packages of wines, liquors, cordials, and distilled spirits in bad order, and reports should be made under T. D. 32280 of February 26, 1912, of all empty or broken bottles found in examination packages at destination.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, June 2, 1913.

SIR: The department duly received your letter of March 17, 1913, relative to reporting, under T. D. 32280, empty or broken bottles of wines, liquors, cordials, or distilled spirits.

It appears upon investigation that the practice in such regard differs at the various ports. At some ports no report is made of such shortages. At others all empty or broken bottles noted in the examination packages are reported, while at some ports particular search is made to ascertain whether any package contains such empty or broken bottles.

The department is of the opinion that the number of empty or broken bottles found is not sufficient to justify a special examination being made for that purpose. Carriers are, however, liable for such shortages or breakages occurring while the merchandise is in transit, notwithstanding the fact that no allowance can be made in the liquidation of the entry because of the prohibition contained in paragraph 307 of the existing tariff act unless it appears that the shortage was due to causes other than leakage, breakage, or other damage.

In order that the practice may be uniform, you are hereby directed to report all empty or broken bottles of wines, liquors, cordials, or distilled spirits found in examination packages, under T. D. 32280. The lading inspectors at ports of first arrival should be particularly

careful to note on the manifest all packages containing wines, liquors, cordials, or distilled spirits in bad order at the time of lading.

Respectfully,
(92200.)

COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, Chicago, Ill.

(T. D. 33498.)

JAMES F. CURTIS,

Assistant Secretary.

Shortages-Transportation and exportation entries.

Prescribing the method of reporting shortages from shipments under transportation and exportation entries.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, June 4, 1913.

To collectors and other officers of the customs:

It has come to the attention of the department that the practice at various ports under T. D. 32280 of February 26, 1912, and T. D. 32731 of July 22, 1912, in reporting shortages from shipments under transportation and exportation entries is not uniform, and that in many instances collectors at border ports are not furnished sufficient data to enable them to exercise the discretionary power reposed in them with respect to the cancellation of charges made against carrier's bonds in connection with such shipments, and the following instructions are issued in order that the practice shall be uniform and correct at all ports:

Where there is a discrepancy between the number of packages called for in the entry and carrier's manifest accompanying shipments entered at a port on the Canadian or Mexican border and the number of packages found at the port of exportation, in addition to the usual data, the certificate of inspection and lading shall show, by stamp or otherwise, whether the seals placed on the cars at the border port were intact on arrival at the port of exportation, and whether the cars bear any evidence that a shortage therefrom might have occurred while in transit in the United States.

Where such shipments arrive at the port of exportation with the seals intact and the cars bear no evidence that a loss occurred while in transit in the United States, the statement to that effect on the certificate of inspection and lading will be sufficient, and the report of shortage required by T. D. 32280 need not be made. However, where the seals are not intact on arrival at the port of exportation, or the cars bear evidence that a shortage might have occurred therefrom while in transit in the United States, and in all cases of shortage from shipments entered at ports other than Canadian or Mexican border ports for transportation and exportation, the report required by T. D. 32280 shall be made and forwarded to the port of entry with the certificate of inspection and lading.

(92200.)

JAMES F. CURTIS, Assistant Secretary.

(T. D. 33499.)

Drawback on aluminum articles.

Drawback on aluminum articles manufactured by the United States Aluminum Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa., with the use of imported aluminum in crude forms, aluminum scrap, and alloys of any kind in which aluminum is the component material of chief value.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, June 4, 1913.

SIR: Drawback is hereby allowed under section 25 of the tariff act of August 5, 1909, and the regulations promulgated thereunder (T. D. 31695 of June 16, 1911), on aluminum articles, as per list inclosed herewith, manufactured by the United States Aluminum Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa., at its plants situated at Niagara Falls, N. Y., Massena, N. Y., and New Kensington, Pa., with the use of imported aluminum in crude forms, aluminum scrap and alloys of any kind in which aluminum is the component material of chief value.

Where domestic materials are used in conjunction with imported aluminum or alloy in the manufacture of articles exported with the benefit of drawback, an abstract from a manufacturing record shall be filed with each drawback entry, which will show the character and quantity of domestic materials appearing therein.

In the case of articles manufactured at the Niagara Falls and New Kensington plants of this company wholly from imported aluminum or alloys, the allowance may equal the weight of the exported article, with an addition of 1 per cent in the case of "ingot forms" and 1.40 per cent in the case of all other articles to compensate for waste. In the case of articles manufactured partly with the use of domestic materials, the allowance may equal the weight of the foreign aluminum and alloys appearing therein, as shown by the abstract from the manufacturing record provided for above, with an addition of 1 per cent in the case of "ingot forms" and 1.40 per cent in the case of other articles to compensate for waste.

In the case of articles manufactured at the Massena plant, the allowance may equal the weight of the exported article where produced wholly from imported aluminum, with an addition of ninetenths of 1 per cent in the case of rods and 1 per cent in the case of other articles to compensate for waste; and where domestic materials are used, the allowance may equal the weight of the imported aluminum and alloys appearing in the exported articles, with allowance to compensate for waste at the same rate provided for articles manufactured wholly from imported materials, based on the imported aluminum and alloys appearing in the exported article.

The allowance for waste above provided for shall apply only to articles manufactured prior to January 1, 1914.

As soon as practicable after the 1st of January of each year there shall be filed in your office by the United States Aluminum Co. a

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sworn statement covering operations at each of their plants, which statements shall be in the form and shall contain all the data shown in the schedule submitted with their sworn statement of February 5, 1913, covering operations at the Niagara Falls and New Kensington plants during the years 1911 and 1912.

Upon verification of such statement by the special agent, the same shall be used to check the allowance for waste made in the liquidation of entries covering articles manufactured during the period covered thereby, and where the allowance made for waste is found to be in excess of that actually accruing, a report shall be made to the Secretary of the Treasury indicating the excess drawback paid. The allowance to compensate for waste during the succeeding year on articles manufactured at any of the plants of the United States Aluminum Co., the operations of which are shown by the filing of an annual sworn statement, as indicated above, shall be the average net waste incurred at all of the plants, as shown by the annual sworn statement filed.

T. D. 23875 of July 16, 1902; T. D. 27697 of November 10, 1906; T. D. 28083 of April 11, 1907; T. D. 29781 of May 25, 1909; T. D. 29941 of August 6, 1909; T. D. 30817 of July 22, 1910; T. D. 30978 of October 7, 1910; T. D. 31694 of June 15, 1911, and all unpublished decisions covering articles manufactured with the use of imported aluminum by the Pittsburgh Reduction Co., the Northern Aluminum Co., the Northern Aluminum Co. (Ltd.), and the United States Aluminum Co. are hereby revoked.

Drawback entries covering shipments exported on or after August 16, 1912, may be liquidated under these regulations, and entries covering shipments exported prior to August 16, 1912, should be liquidated under the regulations in effect at the time of exportation. The sworn statement of the manufacturers, dated February 5, 1913, is herewith transmitted for filing in your office.

Respectfully,
(96145.)

COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York.

(T. D. 33500.)

JAMES F. CURTIS,

Assistant Secretary.

Drawback-Sugar and sirup—Certificate of delivery.

Form of certificate of delivery for use in the transfer of sugar and sirup manufactured from imported raw sugar for exportation with benefit of drawback under T. D. 33062.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, June 4, 1913. SIR: The department is in receipt of your letter of the 20th ultimo, transmitting a form of certificate of delivery in connection with sugar and sirup manufactured for exportation with benefit of drawback under T. D. 33062.

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