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Rate. by Contract. Years.
Years. counts,

Rate. by Contract. Years.

Years. counts, Years.

Years. Perit. Per ct.

Per ct. Per ct.

3 Nebraska... 7

10 511 Arkansas..


Any rate.

Any rate. 5

N. Hampshire


20 California Any rate. 5

New Jersey

6 20 Colorado Any rate. 20

New Mexico

12 Connecticut

6 (0)
New York..

677 20(n)

689 Delaware.

North Carolina

6 10

3. D. of Columbia

North Dakota.

12 10 Florida..


8 15(p) 15 6 Georgia.


12 5(h)

10 10 6 Illinois..



61 Indiana.


20 10 6 Rhode Island. 69 Any rate. 20 Iowa.. 8 20(d) 10 5 South Carolina

8 20 Kansas.

3 South Dakota.

12 10(1) Kentucky

15 15 5(a) | Tennessee.


10 Louisiana..

10 5 3 Texas....

10 10
Any rate. 20 6(0) 698 || Utah....

Aqy rate, 8

3 Vermont.


8 Massachusetts. Any rate. 20

6 Virginia..


20 5* Michigan.

6 Washington


6 Minnesota.

West Virginia.


10 10 Mississippi

7 6

10 20(n) Missouri

10 10

12 21 Montana

8 Any rate. 10(6) 8 * Under seal, 10 years. t If made in State; if outside, 2 years. & Unless a different rate is expressly stipulated. Under seal, 20 years. TStore accounts; other accounts 3 years; accounts between merchants 5 years, tt New York has by a recent law legalized any rate of interest on call loans of $5,000 orupward, on collateral security. It Becomes dormant, but may be revived. & Six years from last item. (a) Accounts between merchants 2 years. (6) In courts not of record 5 years. (c) Witnessed 20 years. (a) Twenty years in Courts of Record; in Justice s Court 10 years. (e) Negotiable notes 6 years, non-negotiable 7 years. (1) Ceases to be a lien after that period. (n) On foreign judgments 1 year. (i) Is a lien on real estate for only 10 years. (k) And indefinitely by having execution issue every 5 years. (1) Ten years foreign, 20 years domestic. (n) Not of record 6 years. (0) No limit. () Foreign. Domestic 6 years.

Penalties for usury difter in the various States.

Arizona, California, Colorado, Indian Territory, Maine, Massachusetts (except on loans of less than $1,000), Montana, Nevada, Rhode Island, Utah, and Wyoming have no provisions on the subject.

Loss of principal and interest is the penalty in Arkansas and New York.
Loss of principal in Delaware and Oregon.

Loss of interest in Alabama. Alaska, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina (double amount if paid), North Dakota (double amount if paid), Oklahoma Territory, South Carolina, South

Dakota, Loss of excess of interest in Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire (three times), New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, and West Virginia.


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73.77 .77 .85 92 1.00 1.08 1. 15 1. 23 1.31 1.38 1. 46 1.54 3.

1.15 1.27 1.38 1.1.0 1. 62 1.73 1.85 1. 96 2.08 2. 19 2.31 1.54 1.69 1.85 2.00 2.15 2.31

2.46 2. 62 2.77 2.92 3.08 5. 1.92 2.12 2.31 2.50 2. 69

2.88 3.08 3.27 3.46 3. 65 3.85 2.31 2.54

3.00 3.23 3.46 3. 69 3.92 4. 15 4.38 4.62 7. 2.69 2.96 3. 23 3.50


4. 04 4.31 4,58 4 85 5.125.38 3.08 3.38 3.69 4.00

431 4.62

4.92 5. 23 5.54 5.85 6,15 9.

3.46 3. 81 4.15 4.50 4.85 5.19 5.54 5.88 6. 23 6.58 6,92 10. 3. 85 4.23 4.62 5.00 5.38 5. 77


6.54 6.92 7.31 7.69 11.

4.23 4.65 5.08 5.50 5.92 6.35 6.77 7.19 7.62 8.04 8. 46

4,62 5. 08 5.44 6.00 6.46 6.92 7.38 7.85 8. 31 8.77 9. 23 13.

5. 50
6.00 6.50 7. CO 7.50 8. 00 8. 50

9.00 9.50 10.00 14..

5. 38 5.92 6.46 7.00 7.54 8. 08 8.62 9.15 9. 69 10.231 10.77 15....... 5.77 6.3.) 6.92

7.50 8.08 8.65 9. 23 9.81 10.38 10.96 11.54 20..

7.69 8.46 9.23 10.00 10.77 11.54 12.31 13.03 13.85 14.62 15,38 1 month.

10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 2.

20.00 22.00 24.00 26.00 28.00 30.00 32.00 34.00 36.00 38.00 40.00 3.

30.00 33.00 36.00 39.00 42.00 45.00 48.00 51.00 54.00 57.00 60.00

40.00 44.00 48.00 52.00 56.00 60.00 64.00 68.00 72.00 76.00 80.00 5

50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 70.00 75.00 80.00 85.00 90.00 95.00 100.00 6.

60.00 66.00 72.00 78.00 84.00 90.00 96.00 102.00 108.00 114.00 120.00 7

70.00 77.00 84.00 91.00 98.00 105.00 112.00 119.00 126.00 133.00 140.00

80.00 88.00 96.00 104.00 112.00 120.00 128, 00 136.00 144.00 152.00 160.00 9

90.00 99.00 108.00 117.00 126.00 135.00 144.00 153.00 162.00 171.00 180.00 10.

100.00 110.00 120.00 130.00 140.00 150.00 160.00 170.00 180.00 190,00 200.00 11.

110.00 121. 00 132.00 143.00 154.00 165.00 176.00 187.00 198.00 209.00 220.00

120.00 132.00 144.00 156.00 168.00 180.00 192.00 204.00 216.00: 28. 00 240.00 *Six working days in the week.

Roman and Arabic Numerals.


1 XI: II



4 XIV v.

5 XV VI.




O XIX 11151111111111 101

11 xxx
12 XL
13 L.
14 LX
15 LXX
16 LXX
17 XC
19 CC.


400 40 D,

500 500g

600 60 DCC

700 70 DCCC

800 80 CM

900 90 M

1000 100 M N.

2000 200 MCMIV.......... 1904 300

or XXC.

20c. p gal.


BY THE TARIFF ACT OF 1897. N. e. s. indicates "when not elsewhere specified." Tables showing comparison with the Rates by the Tariff of 1883 and the McKinley Tariff

of 1890 were printed in THE WORLD ALMANAC for 1895, and the Wilson Tariff of 1894 and the Dingley Tariff of 1897 in the edition of 1898. ARTICLES Tariff Rate.


Tariff Rate.
Alcohol, amylic, or fusel oil... 4. Ib. Earthenware, porcelain, etc., dec-
Animals for breeding purposes.


60 p. c. ad val. Barley, bushel of 48 ms. 30c.per busbel.Eggs.

5c. doz. Beads... 35 p. c. ad val. Engravings.

25 p. c. ad val. Beef, mutton, and pork. 20. #tb. Extracts, meat.

350. P 1. Beer, ale, not in bottles.

Fertilizers, guanos, manures.

Free. Beer, porter, and ale, in bottles.


(0) Bindings, cotton.... 45 p. c. ad val. Fish, American fisheries.

Bindings, flax..

Fish, smoked, dried...

34c. th. Bindings, wool. 500. Ib. and Flannels...

22c. tb. and 60 p.c. ad val.

30 p.c. ad val. Blankets...... 22c.mtb. and Flannels, value 40c. to 50c.

33c.m. and 30 p.c.ad val.

35 p.c.ad val. Blankets, value 40c. to 50c...... 33c. tb. and 35 Flax, manufactures of, n. e. S....... 45 p. c. ad val. p.c.ad val. (a)| Flowers, artificial.

50 Bonnets, silk

60 p. c. ad val. Fruits, preserved in their own juice. 1c. B Ib. and Books, charts, maps.. 25

35 p.c. ad val. Books, over 20 years old, for public

Fruits, apples...

250.bu. libraries....


Fruits, oranges, lemons, n. e. s... 1c. Ib. Bronze, manufactures of.. 45 p. c. ad val. Fur, manufactures of...

35 p. c. ad val. Brushes

Furniture, wood.


is Butter, and substitutes for. 6c. T b. Glassware, plain and cut.

60 Buttons, sleeve and collar, gilt 50 p.c. ad val. Glass, polished plate, not over 16x24. 8c. p sq. foot. Canvas for sails.


Glass, silvered, not over 16x24. ..... 11c.
Caps, fur and leather.

Glass bottles, over 1 pint.,

1c. Ps 10. Carpets, treble ingrain.

22c. sq. yd. & Gloves, men's, ladies, children's..
40 p.c. ad val. Glucose..

112c. th. Carpets, two-ply.....

180 sq.yd. & Glue, value not over 7c. per lb.... 22. Ib. (g).

40 p.c. ad val. Gold, manufactures of, not jewelry. 45 p. č. ad val. Carpets, tapestry Brussels..

280. P sq.yd.& Hair of hogs, curled for mattresses. 10

40 p.c, ad val. Hair manufactures, n. e. s.... 35 Carpets, Wilton, Axminster, velvet 60c. P sq.yd. & Hair, human, unmanufactured... 20 p. C.; not 40 p.c. ad val.

drawn, free. Cattle (over one year old)... 2734 p.c.ad val. Hams and bacon

5c. B. Cheese, all kinds.. 6. D. Hay

84 ton. Cigars and cigarettes.. $4.50 Pib.and Hemp cordage.

2c. 8. b. 25 p.č. ad val. Hides, raw, dried, salted, pickled.. 15 p. c. ad val. Clocks, n. e.s. 40 p. c. ad val. Honey.

20c. gal. Clothing, ready-made, cotton, n.e.s. 50

Hoops, iron or steel, baling.

5-10c, Ph. Clothing, ready-made, linen, silk,


12c, Pib. and woollen..

(k) Horn, manufactures of......

30 p. C. ad val. Coal, anthracite

Horses, mules...

$30P head (h). Coal, bituminous..

67c. Pton. India-rubber, manufactures of. 30 p. c. ad val. Coffee

India-rubber, vulcanized..

Confectionery, all sugar....
50 p. c. ad val. Instruments, metal...

45 (if more than I ron, manufactures of, n. e.s..

45 15c. b.). Iron screws, & inch or less in length 12c. 1 1. Copper, manufactures of.... 45 p. c. ad val. Iron, tinned plates...

14. th. Cotton gloves...,


Ivory, manufactures of, n. e. s. 35 p. c. ad val. Cotton handkerchiefs, hemmed.. 45


60 Cotton handkerchiefs, hemstitched. 55

Knit goods, wool, value not over, Cotton hosiery.. 50c.to$2 P doz. 30c. fo...

44c. lh. and pairs and 15

50 p.c, ad val. p. c. ad val. Knit goods, woollen apparel, 30 to Cotton shirts and drawers. 600, to $2.25 p 400. tb..

44c. 1. and doz. 15

50 p.c.ad val. P. c. to 50 Knit goods, woollen apparel, over p. c. ad val. 40c. th..

44c. Cotton plushes, unbleached.... 9c. 7 sq. yd. & Knit goods, silk

60 p. c. ad val, 25 p.c.ad val. Lard..

2c. th. Cotton webbing. 45 p. c. ad val. Lead, pigs, bars

2%&. Cotton curtains

Lead, type metal.

1%c. Cutlery, more than $3 per doz.... 200. piece & Leather manufactures, n, e. s. 35 p. c. ad val. 40 p.c.ad val. Linen manufactures, n. e. s.

45 Cutlery, razors, over $3 per doz... $1.75 B doz. & Linen, wearing apparel.

60 20 p.c.ad val. Macaroni.

14c. th. Cutlery, table knives. 16c. each and Malt, barley

450. bu. 15 p.c.ad val.' Matches, friction, boxed.

8c. gross. Cutlery, table knives, over $4 P doz.. 45 p. c. ad val. Matting, cocoa and rattan.

hc. sq. yard. Diamonds (uncut, free), cut and set 60

Meerschaum pipes

60 p. c. ad val. Diamonds, cut, but not set..

Molasses, n. e. 8.

400 to 560. 3c. Drugs (crude, free), not crude... 740. tb. and

gal. (0). 10 p.c. ad val. Muffs, fur...

35 p. c, ad val. Dyewoods, crude..

Musical instruments

45 Dyewoods, extracts of..

%C. P h.
Nails, cut ...,

6-100. P. 1b. Earthenware, common.. 25 p. c. ad val. Nails, horseshoe.

244c. Earthenware, porcelain, plain. 55

Newspapers, periodicals.




Tariff Rate.

Tariff Rate. Oilcloth, value over 25C. 8 to 20c. # sq. Soap, castile

144c. ib. yd. (.)). Soap, toilet, perfumed:

150. ib. Oil, olive.......

500. p gal, in Spirits, except bay rum ...... $2.25 prf.gal.

bottles, etc. Siraw manufactures, n. e. S....... 30 p. c. ad val. Oil, olive, n. e. S........

40c. gal. Sugars, not above 16 Dutch standard 95-100c. Pib (m) Oil, whale and seal, foreign, 1. e.s... 8c. B gal. Sugars, above 16 Dutch standard.... 1 95-100c. Onions 40c.bu.

Opium, liquid preparations. 40 p. c. ad val. Tin, ore or metal
Opium, crude and unadulterated... $1 tb. Tin plates

14c. D. Paintings and marble statuary.. 20 p.c. ad val. Tobacco, cigar wrappers, not Paper manufactures, n. e. s.. 35


$1.85 Paper stock, crude.

Tobacco, if stemmed.

$2.50 Pepper, cayenne, unground.

2%2C. P tb. Tobacco, all other leaf, stemmed... 500. Perfumery, alcoholic. 60C. P lb. and 45 Tobacco, unmanufactured,

not p.c.ad val. stemmed..

35c. Photograph albums. 135 p.c, ad val. Umbrellas, silk or alpaca.

50 p. c. ad val, Photograph slides.


Vegetables, natural, n. e. S..... 25 Pickles.


Vegetables, prepared or preserved. 40 Pins, metallic..


Velvets, silk, 75 p.c. or more silk... $1.50 P 1b. and Pipes of clay, common, 40c. P gross. 15c. P gross.

15 p.c.ad val. Poultry, dressed.. 50. ib. Watches and parts of..

40 p. c.'ad val. Potatoes.. 250. bu. Wheat, bushel of 60 t

25c. bu. · Pulp wood, for paper-makers. 1-12c, 1 tb., Willow for basket-makers.

20 p. c. ad val, mechanical-Willow manufactures, n. e. s. 40

ly ground(1). Wines, champagne, in 12-pt. bottles Quicksilver..

7c. th.
or less.

$2 doz. Quinine, sulphate, and salts.


Wines, champagne, in bottles, *2 pt.
Railroad ties, cedar

20 p. c. ad val.
to 1 pt..

$4 Rugs, Oriental...........

10c. p sq. f. &Wines, champagne, in bottles, 1 pt.
40 p.c.ad val. to lqt.

$8 Salmon, dried or smoked.

34C. P tb. Wines, still, in casks containing Salt...

12.100 ., more than 14 p. c. absolute alcohol. 50c. gal. packages: Woods, cabinet, sawed..

$1 to $2 P M ft. 8c. 100 W. Wool, first class. .......

ilc. " Ib. bulk. Wool, second class...

12c. Sauces, n. e., s.... ......

40 p. c. ad val. Wool, third class, n. e. 8., above Sausages, bologna....

13c. ib.

7c. tb. (e). Sausages, all other.

-25 p. c. ad val. Wool or worsted yarns, value not 27420. a 16. & Sealskin sacques...

over 300.PDb.

40 p.c.ad val. Silk, raw.


Wool or worsted yarns, value 30c. to 38%ē. tb. & 40 Silk, spun in skeins. 35 p.c.adval.(d| 40c. p bb.

p.c.ad val.(1). Silk laces, wearing apparel.. 160

Wool or worsted yarns, value over 3816c. D. & Skins, uncured, raw.

400. th.

40 p.c.ad val. Skins, tanned and dressed.

20 p. c. ad val. Woollen or worsted clothing.... 44c. Ptb. & 60 Slates, manufactures of, n, e, s... 20

p. c. ad val, Smokers' articles, ex. clay pipes...

* The Dingley Tariff increases rates on women's and children's gloves uniformly Tóc. per dozen pairs; on men's gloves the rates are the same as the Wilson rates. (a) Valued at more than 50c. per lb., 33c. per lb. and 40 per cent. ad val. (6) Specific duties ranging from $1.50 to $6 on each article and 35 per cent, ad val. (c) On goods above 40c, and not above 70c. per lb.; duty on goods above.Uc. per lb., 44c. per lh, and 55 per cent. ad val. (d) Value $1 per lb. , 200. per lb. and 15 per cent, ad val., with increasing duty of loc. per lb. for each boc. additional value up to $2.50; all over $2.50 per lb,600. per lb. and 15 per cent. ad val. (e) Wool valued at 12c. per lb. or less, 4c. per lb.; above 12c. duty is 7c. per lb.

. Two prices only in Dingley bill, 300. aad less, and above 30c. (g) If not over 10c. per lb. (h) If valued at $150; if more, 25 per cent, ad val. (i) Above 560, 6c. per gal. (1) And 15 to 20 per cent. ad val. (1) On woollen an additional duty of 44c. per lb. (1) Chemical wood pulp, 1-6c. perln. (w) When not above 75°, but for every additional degree by polariscopic test, 35-1, 000c. per pound additional, and fractions of a degree in proportion.

Articles of merchandise entering the United States from Hawaii and Porto Rico and entering those possessions from the United States are exempt from duty.

The act of Congress approved March 2, 1902, provides that the customs duties on articles entering the Philippines from the United States shall be the same as on those entering from foreign countries. On articles entering the United States from the Philippines the full tariff rates shall be collected, except that a 25 per cent reduction shall be granted on articles produced and grown in the Philippines.

RECULATIONS RESPECTING EXAMINATION OF BACCACE. Residents of the United States returning from abroad are met by a customs officer to whom they will make a declaration, under oath, stating the number of trunks in their possession, their dutiable contents, etc. A failure to declare dutiable goods renders the same liable to seizure and confiscation, and the owner to fine and imprisonment. Customs officials are forbidden by law to accept "tips.

Returning travellers by observing the following precautions will promoie a quick and easy exam, ination of their effects: (1) Prepare a detailed list of all articles obtained abroad, with the prices paid therefor or the value thereof, specifying separately articles of wearing apparel and other personal effects, all of which will be appraised at the market price in the country where purchased. (2) If possible keep the original receipted bills for purchases of importance for exhibition at time of appraisal. (3) In packing trunks place ail articles purchased in such a position that they may easily be found and shown for appraisement.

All personal effects taken abroad as baggage and brought back in the same condition will be admitted free, but if improved in condition they are dutiable. From the aggregate value of all articles purchased abroad (unless they are intended for other persons or for sale) goods to the value of $100 will be deducted, as that amount of personal property is admitted free of duty.

Government officers are forbidden by law to accept anything but currency in payment of duties. In case passengers are dissatisfied with the value placed on dutiable articles, application may be made to the Collector in writing within two days, and the appraisement will be reviewed by a General Appraiser,


Passport Regulations.

Rules governing the granting and issuing of passports in the United States:

1. By Whom ISSUED. No one but the Secretary of State may grant and issue passports in the United States. -Revised Statutes, Becs. 4075, 4078,

A person entitled to receive a passport if temporarily abroad should apply to the diplomatic representative of the United States in the country where he happens to be; or, in the absence of a diplomatic representative, io the consul-general of the United States; or, in the absence of both, to the consul of the United States. The necessary statemeat ray be made before the nearest consular officer of the United States.

Application by a person in one of the insular possessions of the United States should be made to the Chief Executive of such possession. The evidence required of a person making application abroad or in an insular possession of the United States is the same required of an applicant in the United States.

2. To Whom ISSUED.-The law forbids the granting of a passport to any person who is not a citizen of the United States, or who is not a loyal resident of an insalar possession of the United States.

A person who has only made the declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States cannot receive a passport.

3. APPLICATIONS.-A person who is entitled to receive a passport, if within the United States, must make a written application, in the form of an affidavit, to the Secretary of State.

The affidavit must be attested by an officer authorized to administer oaths, and if he has an official seal it must be affixed. If he has no seal, his official character must be authenticated by certificate of the proper legal officer.

If the applicant signs by mark, two attesting witnesses to his signature are required.

The applicant is required to state the date and place of his birth, his occupation, and the place of his permanent residence, and to declare that he goes abroad for temporary sojourn and intends to return to the United States with the purpose of residing and per. forining the duties of citizenship therein.

The applicant must take the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States.

The application must be accompanied by a description of the person applying, and should state the following particulars, viz.: Age, - years; stature, — feet - inches (English measure); forehead, ; eyes, -; nose, —; mouth, - chin,

; hair, complexion, -; face, --.

The application must be accompanied by a certificate from at least one credible witness that the applicant is the person he rep. resents hiinself to be, and that the facts stated in the afiidavit are true to the best of the witness's knowledge and belief.

4. NATIVE CITIZENS.-An application containing the information indicated by rule 3 will be sufficient evidence in the case of native citizens. A person of the Chinese race, alleging birth in the United States, must accompany his application with supo porting aslidavits from at least two credible witnesses, preferably not of the Chinese race, having personal knowledge of the applicant's birth in the United States.

5. A PERSON BORN ABROAD WHOSE FATHER WAS A Native CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES-In addition to the statements required by rule 3, his application must show that his father was born in the United States, has resided therein, and was a citizen at the time of the applicant's birth. The Department may require that this affidavit be supported by that of one other citizen acquainted with the facts.

6. NATURALIZED CITIZENS.-In addition co the statements required by rule 3, a naturalized citizen must transmit his certificate of naturalization, or a duly certified copy of the court record thereof, with his application. It will be returned to him after inspection, He must state in his aftidavit when and from what port he emigrated to this country, what ship he sailed in, where he has lived since his arrival in the United States, when and before what court he was naturalized, and that he is the identical person described in the certificate of naturalization. The signature to the application should conforin in orthography to the applicant's name as written in his certificate of naturalization, or an explanation of the difference should be submitted.

7. WOMAN'S APPLICATION.-If she is unmarried, in addition to the statements required by rule 3, she should state that she has never been married. If she is the wife or widow of a native citizen of the United States the fact should be made to appear in her application. If she is the wife or widow of a naturalized citizen, in addition to the statements required by rule 3, she must transinit for inspection her husband's certificate of naturalization, must state that she is the wife (or widow) of the person described therein, and must set forth the facts of his emigration, naturalization, and residence, as required in the rule governing the application of a naturalized citizen. A married woman citizenship follows that of her husband so far as her international status is concerned. It is essential, therefore, that a woman's marital relations be indicated in her application for a passport, and that in the of a married woman her husband's citizenship be established.

8. THE CHILD OF A NATURALIZED CITIZEN CLAIMING CITIZENSHIP THROUGH THE NATURALIZATION OF THE PARENT.--In addition to the statements required by rule 3, the applicant must state that he or she is the son or daughter, as the case may be, of the person described in the certificate of naturalization, which must be subunitter for inspection, and must set forth the facts of einigra. iion. Naturalization, and residence, as required in the rule governing the application of a naturalized citizen.

9. A RESIDENT OF AN INSULAR POSSESSION OF THE UNITED STATES WHO OWES ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES. In addition to the statements required by rule 3, he must state that he owes allegiance to the United States and that he does not acknowledge allegiance to any other government; and must submit affidavits from at least two credible witnesses having good means of knowledge in substantiation of his statements of birth, residence, and loyalty.

10. EXPIRATION OF PASSPORT.-A passport expires two years from the date of its issuance. A new one will be issued upon a new application, and if the applicant be a naturalized citizen, the old passport will be accepted in lieu of a certificate of naturaliza. tion, if the application upon which it was issued is found to contain sufficient information as to the naturalization of the applicant.

11. WIFE, MINOR CHILDREN, and Servants:--When the applicant is accompanied by his wife, minor children, or servant who would be entitled to receive a passport, it will be sufficient to state the fact, giving the respective ages of the children and the allegiance of the servant, when one passport will suffice for all. For any other person in the party a separate passport will be required. A woman's passport may include her minor children and servant under the above-named conditions. The term servant does not include a governess, tutor, pupil, companion, or person holding like relations to the applicant for a passport.

12. PROFESSIONAL TITLES.-They will not be inserted in passports.

13. FEE-By act of Congre ar March 23, 1888, a fee of one dollar is required to be collected for every citizen's passport. That annount in currency or postal money order should accompany each application made by a citizen of the United States. Orders should be made payable to the Disbursing Clerk of the Department of State. Drafts or checks will not be accepted.

14. Blank FORMS OF APPLICATION.-They will be furnished by the Department to persons who desire to apply for passports, but are not furnished, except as samples, to those who make a business of procuring passports..

15. ADDRESS--Communications should be addressed to the Department of State, Passport Bureau, and each communication should give the post-office address of the person to whom the answer is to be directed.

16. REJECTION OF APPLICATION.- The Secretary of State has the right in his discretion to refuse to issue a passport, and will exercise this right towards any one whom he has reason to believe desires a passport to further an unlawful or improper purpose.

Section 4075 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by the act of Congress, approved June 14, 1902, providing that “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 by such chief or other executive officer of the insular possessions of the United States, and under such rules as the President shall designate and prescribe for and on behalt of the United States," the foregoing rules are hereby prescribed for the granting and issuing of passports in the United States.

The Secretary of State is authorized to make regulations ou the subjeet of lesuing and granting passports additional te these rules and not inconsistent with thema

THEODORK KOOSKVELT. OYSTEM Bar, New Yoan, suplember 13, 1908.

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