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SEC. 12. That nothing contained in this act shall be construed to affect any prosecution or other proceeding, criminal or civil, begun under any existing act or any acts hereby amended, but such prosecution or other proceedings, criminal or civil, shall proceed as if this act had not been passed.

SEC. 13. That the circuit and district courts of the United States are hereby invested with full and concurrent jurisdiction of all causes, civil and criminal, arising under any of the provisions of this act; and this act shall go into effect on the first day of April, eighteen hundred and ninety-one.

Approved, March 3, 1891.

(10822.)

Rebonding of the Clyde Steamship Company as a common carrier.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, March 14, 1891. SIR: The Department has received the bond executed before you on the 13th instant of the Clyde Steamship Company as a common carrier for the transportation of dutiable appraised merchandise, said bond to be in lieu of that of the company named, approved March 12, 1888.

The bond is hereby approved and one copy thereof herewith inclosed to be placed upon the files of your office. You will note the fact and date of rebonding upon the copy of the bond approved, as above stated, March 12, 1888, now in your possession, and retain the same, without cancellation, to meet any liability which may have accrued thereunder.

The Clyde Steamship Company is now authorized to transport appraised merchandise in bond between any places in the United States which have been or may be hereafter designated by law as ports of entry or delivery in suitable steamers or other vessels owned or controlled by said company and plying on such connecting waters as may be necessary to reach the port or ports of destination named in the entry and manifest in each particular case. In every instance where other vessels than those owned by the said company are used, such vessels shall be distinctly marked "Clyde Steamship Co." Respectfully yours,

0. L. SPAULDING,

Assistant Secretary. COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York.

(10823.)

Circular.Enfield, Conn., a port of delivery in the district of Hartford.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, March 14, 1891. To Collectors and other Officers of the Customs :

The following act of Congress, approved March 3, 1891, entitled "An act to make Enfield, Connecticut, a port of delivery in the district of Hartford,” is published for the information of officers of the customs and others concerned.

0. L. SPAULDING,

Assistant Secretary.

AN ACT to make Enfield, Connecticut, a port of delivery in the district of Hartford.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in addition to the places designated in the act of March third, eighteen hundred and eightyseven, as ports of delivery, the town of Enfield, village of Thompsonville, in the State of Connecticut, within the said district of Hartford, is hereby constituted a port of delivery within the meaning of said act of March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the act to which said act of March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, is an amendment.

SEC. 2. That the privileges of the seventh section of the act of June tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled "An act to amend the statutes in relation to immediate transportation of dutiable goods and for other purposes," be, and they hereby are, extended to the said town of Enfield, village of Thompsonville, district and State aforesaid.

Approved, March 3, 1891.

(10824.)

Circular.-Treaty of reciprocity with the Hawaiian Islands.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, March 14, 1891. To Collectors and other Officers of the Customs :

The following act of Congress, approved March 3, 1891, entitled "An act relating to the treaty of reciprocity with the Hawaiian Islands, is published for the information of officers of the customs and others concerned.

0. L. SPAULDING,

Assistant Secretary.

AN ACT relating to the treaty of reciprocity with the Hawaiian Islands. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That nothing in the act approved October first, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled "An act to reduce the revenue and equalize duties on imports, and for other purposes, shall be held to repeal or impair the provisions of the convention respecting commercial reciprocity concluded January thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, with the King of the Hawaiian Islands, and extended by the convention proclaimed November ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven; and the provisions of said convention shall be in full force and effect as if said act had not passed.

Approved, March 3, 1891.

(10825.)
Refund of excess of deposits.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, March 16, 1891. GENTLEMEN: The Department is in receipt of your letter of the 5th instant, in which you ask that the recent decision of the Department in regard to the refund of excess of deposits, notwithstanding the fact that the importers may have certain uncanceled export bonds, may be applied so as to cover sums determined by judicial decision and exacted without warrant of law.

In reply, I have to inform you that the grounds of said decision are that such excess of deposits are in the nature of a trust, and as this principle is not applicable to the case to which you desire to have said ruling extended, the Department must therefore decline to grant your request. Respectfully yours,

O. L. SPAULDING,

Assistant Secretary. Messrs. COMSTOCK & BROWN,

80 Broadway, New York.

(10826.)
Beet-sugar machinery.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, March 16, 1891. SIR: In reply to your letter of the 24th ultimo, addressed to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and referred by him to this office, I have to inform you that the provision of law contained in paragraph 237, act of October 1, 1890, that "all machinery purchased abroad and erected in a beet-sugar factory, and used in the production of raw sugar in the United States from beets produced therein, shall be admitted duty free until the 1st day of July, 1892," does not include machinery used for refining such sugar, but simply such machinery as is used in the production of raw sugar. Respectfully yours,

0. L. SPAULDING,

Assistant Secretary. The FRED. DAUT Co., Muscatine, Iowa.

(10827.) Circular.— Ration regulations and allowance table for crews of revenue

vessels.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, March 16, 1891. The following regulations concerning the rations issued to the enlisted men in the Revenue-Cutter Service are published for the information and guidance of the service:

1st. On and after July 1, 1891, the articles, in the quantities designated in the following table, will compose the ration to be issued to the crews of all vessels in commission.

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2d. One and one-fourth pounds of fresh meat may be issued on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays in lieu of the meat or fish portion of the ration for those days, and when so issued, one pound of fresh vegetables, 75 per cent. of which shall be potatoes, and 25 per cent. shall be onions, cabbage, turnips, or other small vegetables in proportion to make good soup, shall be issued in lieu of the vegetable portion of the ration for that day.

3d. Rations may be commuted at the rate of 30 cents per diem for not more than one out of every five men in each mess of enlisted men. Messes of seven or less men may have the ration of one member commuted. Messes of eight and not exceeding twelve men may have the rations of two members commuted. Messes of thirteen or more men may have the rations of three members commuted.

4th. Rations shall be cominuted for whole calendar months only, unless the vessel is placed out of commission and the crew discharged during the month.

5th. All commuted ration money (excepting to officers, stewards, cooks, and boys) shall be paid to the individual whose rations have been commuted, and who shall sign the pay roll for the amount. The officer witnessing the payment shall see that the money is paid over to the caterer of the mess of which the individual is a member.

6th. Commutation of rations to enlisted men is not a right which they can claim, and is only allowed by executive authority for the sole purpose of affording means for adding to and increasing the variety of the food provided by the Government. It is not intended to be used for increasing the pay of cooks, or as a personal emolument to any individual, and when it is found by commanding officers that the privilege has been thus misused, further commutation will not be permitted.

7th. Whenever an enlisted man is absent from his vessel, either with or without leave, for a longer period than twenty-four hours, his ration or commutation therefor shall cease.

8th. The attention of commanding officers is called to the importance of a better distribution of meals over the working hours of the day, and it is recommended that in future breakfast be served not later than: 7.30 a. m., dinner at 12 m., and supper not earlier than 5 p. m.

9th. The number of rations commuted by the enlisted men (not including those of officers, stewards, cooks, and boys) will be stated on each monthly abstract and on each quarterly provision return, before submitting them to the Department.

10th. A copy of these regulations will be placed on the berthdeck of every vessel in commission in the Revenue-Cutter Service, where it will be accessible to the crew at all reasonable times.

A. B. NETTLETON,

Acting Secretary.

(10828.)

Free entry of frozen fish for bait stored until used allowed.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, March 17, 1891. SIR: The Department duly received your letter of the 28th ultimo, in which the question is presented whether imported frozen fish in

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