Sivut kuvina

Packages to be used but once.

and furnish such blanks and forms as may be necessary to carry this section into effect.

Importation of obscene

SEC. 5. That from and after the passage of this Act every manufacturer of tobacco or snuff shall, in addition to all other requirements of law, print on each package, or securely affix by pasting on each package containing tobacco or snuff manufactured by or for him, a label on which shall be printed the number of the manufactory, the district and State in which it is situated, and these words:


The manufacturer of this tobacco has complied with all requirements of law. Every person is cautioned, under penalties of law, not to use this package for tobacco again.


SEC. 6. That on and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, the following sections shall constitute and be a substitute for Title thirty-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States:


Duties upon Imports.

tures, or

SEC. 2491.-All persons are prohibited from imbooks, pic porting into the United States from any foreign country any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, writing, advertisement, circular, print, picture, draw. be used for ing, or other representation, figure or image on


cines intended to


abortion, or or of paper or other material, or any cast, in


age whatever, or any part of one, in which any such articles are contained, shall be admitted to entry; and all invoices and packages whereof any such articles shall compose a part are liable to be proceeded against, seized and forfeited by due course of law. All such prohibited articles in the course of importation shall be detained by the officer of customs, and proceedings taken against the same. as prescribed in the following sections: Provided, That the drugs hereinbefore mentioned, when imported in bulk and not put up for any of the purposes hereinbefore specified, are excepted from the operation of this section.

violation of


SEC. 2492.-Whoever, being an officer, agent, or Penalty for employee of the Government of the United States, section shall knowingly aid or abet any person engaged in any violation of any of the provisions of law prohibiting importing, advertising, dealing in, exhibiting, or sending or receiving by mail obscene or indecent publications, or representations, or means for preventing conception or procuring abortion, or other articles of indecent or immoral use or ten dency, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall for every offence be punishable by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars or by impris onment at hard labor for not more than ten years, or both.

SEC. 2493.-Any judge of any district or circuit Method of court of the United States, within the proper dis- offenders to trict, before whom complaint in writing of any vio- &c., &c.



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affirmation of the complainant, may issue, conformably to the Constitution, a warrant directed to the marshal, or any deputy marshal, in the proper district, directing him to search for, seize, and take possession of any such article or thing hereinbefore mentioned, and to make due and immediate return thereof to the end that the same may be condemned and destroyed by proceedings, which shall be conducted in the same manner as other proceedings in the case of municipal seizure, and with the same right of appeal or writ of error.

cattle and

hides pro

cept as

of the

SEC. 2494--The importation of neat cattle and the hides of neat cattle from any foreign country into hibited, ex- the United States is prohibited: Provided, That the permitted operation of this section shall be suspended as to Secretary any foreign country or countries, or any parts of Treasury. such country or countries, whenever the Secretary of the Treasury shall officially determine and give public notice thereof, that such importation will not tend to the introduction or spread of contagious or infectious diseases among the cattle of the United States; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and empowered, and it shall be his duty, to make all necessary orders and regulations to carry this law into effect, or to suspend the same as therein provided, and to send copies thereof to the proper officers in the United States, and to such officers or agents of the United States in foreign countries as he shall judge necessary.

SEC. 2495-Any person convicted of a willful vio


of neat

Penalty for

violation of

of goods

trade marks

of those


tures pro

SEC. 2496.-No watches, watch-cases, watch move- Importation ments, or parts of watch-movements, or any other bearing articles of foreign manufacture, which shall copy or in imitation simulate the name or trade-mark of any domestic used on manufacture, shall be admitted to entry at the manufaccustom-houses of the United States, unless such do- hibited. mestic manufacturer is the importer of the same. And in order to aid the officers of the customs in enforcing this prohibition, any domestic manufacturer who has adopted trade-marks may require his name and residence and a description of his trademarks to be recorded in books which shall be kept for that purpose in the Department of the Treasury, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, and may furnish to the department fac similes of such trade-marks; and thereupon the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause one or more copies of the same to be transmitted to each collector or other proper officer of the customs.

which it

shall be lawful to

SEC. 2497.-No goods, wares, or merchandise, Ships in unless in cases provided for by treaty, shall be im ported into the United States from any foreign port import or place, except in vessels of the United States, or in such foreign vessels as truly and wholly belong to the citizens or subjects of that country of which the goods are the growth, production or manufacture; or from which such goods, wares or merchandise can only be, or most usually are, first shipped for transportation. All goods, wares or merchandise imported contrary to this section, and the vessel wherein the same shall be imported, together with her cargo, tackle, apparel, and furniture, shall be forfeited to the United States; and such goods,


articles, how assessed for duty.

shall be liable to be seized, prosecuted and condemned, in like manner, and under the same regulations, restrictions, and provisions as have been heretofore established for the recovery, collection, distribution, and remission of forfeitures to the United States by the several revenue laws.

SEC. 2498.--The preceding section shall not apply to vessels, or goods, wares, or merchandise, imported in vessels of a foreign nation which does not maintain a similar regulation against vessels of the United States.

SEC. 2499.-There shall be levied, collected, and paid on each and every non-enumerated article which bears a similitude, either in material, quality, texture, or the use to which it may be applied, to any article enumerated in this title as chargeable with duty, the same rate of duty which is levied and charged on the enumerated article which it most resembles in any of the particulars before mentioned; and if any non-enumerated article equally resembles two or more enumerated articles on which different rates are chargeable, there shall be levied, collected, and paid on such non-enumerated article the same rate of duty as is chargeable on the article which it resembles paying the highest duty; and on all articles manufactured from two or more materials the duty shall be assessed at the highest rates at which the component material of chief value may be chargeable. If two or more rates of duty should be

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