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under the same regulations, restrictions, and provisions as have been veretofore established for the recovery, collection, distribution, and emission of forfeitures to the United States by the several revenue laws.

SEC. 16. That 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.

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1052. SEC. 24. That all goods, wares, articles, and merchandise manufactured wholly or in part in any foreign country by convict labor shall bot beentitled to entry at any of the ports of the United States, and the importation thereof is hereby prohibited.

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1053. SEC. 25. That the value of foreign coin as expressed in the money of account of the United States shall be that of the pure metal of such coin of standard value:

and the values of the standard coins in circulation of the various nations of the world shall be estimated quarterly by the Director of the Mint, and be proclaimed by the Secretary of the Treasury immediately after the passage of this Act and thereafter quarterly on the first day of January, April, July, and October in each year.

And the values so proclaimed shall be followed in estimating the value of all foreign merchandise exported to the United States during the quarter for which the value is proclaimed, and the date of the consular tertification of any invoice shall, for the purposes of this section, be considered the date of exportation:

Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury may order the reliquidation of any entry at a different value, whenever satisfactory evidence shall be produced to him showing that the value in United States currency of the foreign money specified in the invoice was, at the date of certification, at least ten per centum more or less than the value proclaimed during the quarter in which the consular certification occurred.

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1054. Sec. 3618. All proceeds of sales of old material, condemned stores, supplies, or other public property of any kind, except the proBeds of the sale or leasing of marine hospitals, or of the sales of revenueeatters, or of the sales of commissary stores to the officers and enlisted men of the Army, [or of materials, stores, or supplies sold to officers and soldiers of the Army] or of the sale of condemned Navy clothing, or of sales of materials, stores, or supplies to any exploring or surveying expedition authorized by law, shall be deposited and covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts, on account of "proceeds of Government property,” and shall not be withdrawn or applied, except in consequence of a subsequent appropriation made by law.

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TITLE XLVI.

THE POSTAL SERVICE.

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1055. SEC. 4014. The Postmaster-General or the Secretary of State is hereby authorized to empower the consuls of the United States to pay the foreign postage on such letters destined for the United States as may be detained at the ports of foreign countries for the non-payment of postage, which postage shall be by the consul marked as paid by him, and the amount thereof shall be collected in the United States as other postage, on the delivery of the letters, and repaid to said consul, or credited on his account at the State Department.

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FOREIGN RELATIONS. 1056. SEC. 4071. The testimony of any witness residing within the United States, to be used in any suit for the recovery of money or property depending in any court in any foreign country with which the United States are at peace, and in which the government of such foreign country shall be a party or shall have an interest, may be obtained, to be used in such suit. If a commission or letters rogatory to take such testimony, together with specific written interrogatories, accompanying the same, and addressed to such witness, shall have been issued from the court in which such suit is pending, on producing the same before he district judge of any district where the witness resides or shall be ound, and on due proof being made to such judge that the testimony If any witness is material to the party desiring the same, such judge hall issue a summons to such witness requiring him to appear before he officer or commissioner named in such commission or letters rogatory, o testify in such suit. And no witness shall be compelled to appear or bo testify under this section except for the purpose of answering such nterrogatories so issued and accompanying such commission or letters: Prorided, That when counsel for all the parties attend the examination, hey may consent that questions in addition to those accompanying the ommission or letters rogatory may be put to the witness, unless the pommission or letters rogatory exclude such additional interrogatories. The summons shall specify the time and place at which the witness is required to attend, which place shall be within one hundred miles of the place where the witness resides or shall be served with such summons. See $875.)

1057. SEC. 4072. No witness shall be required, on such examination or by other under letters rogatory, to make any disclosure or discovery which shall tend to criminate him either under the laws of the State or Territory within which such examination is had, or any other, or any foreign state.

1058. Sec. 4073. If any person shall refuse or neglect to appear at the time and place mentioned in the summons issued, in accordance with section forty hundred and seventy-one, or if upon his appearance he shall refuse to testify, he shall be liable to the same penalties as would be incurred for a like offense on the trial of a suit in the district court of the United States. 1059. SEC. 4074. Every witness who shall so appear and testify shall be allowed, and shall receive from the party at whose instance he shall have been summoned, the same fees and mileage as are allowed to witnesses in suits depending in the district courts of the United States. [See &

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1060. SEC. 4075. The Secretary of State may grant and issue passports, and cause passports to be granted, issued, and verified in foreign countries by such diplomatic or consular officers of the United States, and under such rules as the President shall designate and prescribe for and on behalf of the United States; and no other person shall grant, issue, or verify any such passport. Where a legation of the United States is established in any country, no person other than the diplomatic representative of the United States at such place shall be permitted to grant

or issue any passport, except in the absence therefrom of such representa tive. [See 212.]

1061. SEC. 4076. No passport shall be granted or issued to or verifie for any other persons than citizens of the United States.

1062. SEC. 4077. All persons wh shall be authorized to grant, issue or verify passports, shall make return of the same to the Secretary a State, in such manner and as often as he shall require; and such return shall specify the names and all other particulars of the persons to whom the same shall be granted, issued, or verified, as embraced in such pas port.

1063. SEC. 4078. If any person acting, or claiming to act, in any offic or capacity, under the United States, or any of the States of the Unite States, who shall not be lawfully authorized so to do, shall grant, issue or verify any passport or other instrument in the nature of a passport to or for any citizen of the United States, or to or for any person claim ing to be or designated as such in such passport or verification, or if an consular officer who shall be authorized to grant, issue, or verify pass ports shall knowingly and willfully grant, issue, or verify any suel passport to or for any person not a citizen of the United States, he shal be imprisoned for not more than one year, or fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both; and may be charged, proceeded against, tried convicted, and dealt with therefor in the district where he may be arrested or in custody.

1064. SEC. 4079. Whenever it is stipulated by treaty or convention between the United States and any foreign nation that the consul-gen eral, consuls, vice-consuls, or consular or commercial agents of each nation, shall have exclusive jurisdiction of controversies, difficulties, o disorders arising at sea or in the waters or ports of the other nation between the master or officers and any of the crew, or between any a the crew themselves, of any vessel belonging to the nation represente by such consular officer, such stipulations shall be executed and enforce within the jurisdiction of the United States as hereinafter declared But before this section shall take effect as to the vessels of any particula nation having such treaty with the United States, the President shall by satisfied that similar provisions have been made for the execution o such treaty by the other contracting party, and shall issue his proclama tion to that effect, declaring this section to be in force as to such nation [See $ 5280.]

1065. Sec. 4080. In all cases within the purview of the preceding sed 'tion the consul-general, consul, or other consular or commercial authority of such foreign nation charged with the appropriate duty in the particular case, may make application to any court of record of the United States, or to any judge thereof, or to any commissioner of a circuit court, setting forth that such controversy, difficulty, or disorder has arisen, briefly stating the nature thereof, and when and where the same occurred, and exhibiting a certified copy or extract of the shippingarticles, roll, or other proper paper of the vessel, to the effect that the person in question is of the crew or ship's company of such vessel; and further stating and certifying that such person has withdrawn himself, or is believed to be about to withdraw himself, from the control and discipline of the master and officers of the vessel, or that he has refused, or is about to refuse, to submit to and obey the lawful jurisdiction of such consular or commercial authority in the premises; and further stating and certifying that, to the best of the knowledge and belief of the officer certifying, such person is not a citizen of the United States. Such application shall be in writing and duly authenticated by the consular or other sufficient official seal. Thereupon such court, judge, or commissioner shall issue his warrant for the arrest of the person so complained of, directed to the marshal of the United States for the appropriate district, or in his discretion to any person, being a citizen of the United States, whom he may specially depute for the purpose, requiring such person to be brought before him for examination at a certain time and place. | 1066. SEC. 4081. If, on such examination, it is made to appear that the person so arrested is a citizen of the United States, he shall be forthwith discharged from arrest, and shall be left to the ordinary course of law. But if this is not made to appear, and such court, judge, or commissioner finds, upon the papers herein before referred to, a sufficient prima-facie case that the matter concerns only the internal order and discipline of such foreign vessel, or, whether in its nature civil or criminal, does not affect directly the execution of the laws of the United States, or the rights and duties of any citizen of the United States, he shall forthwith, by his warrant, commit such person to prison, where prisoners under sentence of a court of the United States may be lawfully committed, or, in his discretion, to the master or chief officer of such foreign vessel, to be subject to the lawful orders, control, and discipline of such master or chief officer, and to the jurisdiction of the consular or commercial authority of the nation to which such vessel belongs to the exclusion of any authority or jurisdiction in the premises of the United States or any State thereof. No person shall be detained more than two months after

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