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PRODUCTION OF THE NEW ALMADEN MINE, UP TO JULY 1, 1863.
1855, 12 months...

31,860 flasks.
1856, 12 inonths.

28,123 1857, 12 months..

26,000 1858, 10 months.

39,939

66

Total 46 months....

125,922 (The mine was closed by an injunction, issued by the United States Circuit Court, during the years 1859 and 1862.) Produced : 1861, 11 months...

34,765 flasks. 1862, 12 months.

39,671 1863, 6 months.

19,000

Total 29 months.....

93,436 Produotion to July 1st, 75 months, 16,451,550 lbs.

The steamer Oregon took down among other freight for Arizona, via Guaymas, a small steam engine and other machinery, besides an invoice of goods, for the purpose of developing the San Antonio Silver Mine, situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Arizona, six miles from the Mowry Silver Mines. The San Antonio Mine has been purchased by a few gentlemen, and is not incorporated. Working tests of the ore in quantity, by the ordinary Mexican blast furnace and vase, give about $200 per ton in silver, with a large percentage of lead. The character of the ores of the San Antonio is similar to those of the Mowry Mines, and can be worked by the simple process of smelting and refining. Among the purchasers of the San Antonio, we note the names of $. F. BUTTERWORTH, C. A. Eastman, Chas. K. Smith, E. L. Gould, Joseph Black, and SylVESTER Mowry.

IRISH EMIGRATION.

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The large and continuous emigration from Ireland to the United States is naturally attracting a considerable share of attention. Week by week, and month by month, the people leave for New York, some in returning grain ships, some in steamers, some in stow-aways, as fast as opportunity

The London Times says, too, that it is the best portion of the Irish population —the young, the hale, the hopeful, the energetic—and that nothing will stop them. The strongest influences are weak and ineffectual before the all engrossing thought of America.

In this connection, the great decrease in the population of Ireland which the census returns just issued show, is of interest. For instance, in the Province of Connaught there were 1,418,782 inhabitants in 1841 ; in 1851 there were 1,012,006; and in 1861 there were bat 913,125. The same return contains a summary for the whole of Ireland. It shows that in 1841 the inhabitants numbered 8,174,031; in 1851 they numbered 6,553,579 ; and in 1861, but 5,798,967. This gives a decrease of nearly two and a half millions of people in twenty years.

COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS.

DECISIONS OF TREASURY DEPARTMENT UNDER THE TARIFF ACT OF JULI

14, 1863.

The following decisions have been made by the Secretary of the Treas- ' ury, of questions arising upon appeals by importers from the decisions of collectors, relating to the proper classification, under the tariff act of July 14, 1862, of certain articles of foreign manufacture and production entered at the port of New York:

METAL CLIPPINGS.

Treasury Department, July 18, 1863. SIR: Messrs. L. BRANDIES & Co. bave appealed from your decision assessing duty at the rate of 20 per cent ad valorem on certain “metal clippings," and claim " the article to be old brass, and fit only to be remanufactured, wbich is provided for in schedule 4 of the tariff of July 14, 1862, consequently paying only 15 per cent duty ad valorem."

The question is one of fact to be decided by the appraisers. They declare the article to be “Dutch metal clippings," which, by the decision of June 25, 1859, was classified as non-enumerated ; subsequent tariff acts do not specially provide for it, and therefore it is subject, under the 24th section of the act of March, 1861, to a duty at the rate of 20 per

cent.

Your decision is hereby affirmed.

S. P. CHASE, Sec. of the Treasury. Hiram Barney, Esq., Collector, New York.

IMITATION JEWELRY.

Treasury Department, July 28, 1863. Sır: Messrs. I. Rosenthal & Co. represent that a certain importation made by them was classified by you as manufactures of brass, and assessed a duty of 35 per cent ad valorem, from which they appeal, claiming to enter the articles as jewelry at 25 per cent ad valorem.

The appraisers adinit the article in question to be an imitation of jewelry, alleging however, that being an imitation, it is not entitled to entry at 25 per cent ad valorem, as claimed, but being composed of brass or composition metal, as its chief value, must be classified as manufactures of brass, and subject to a duty of 35 per cent ad valorem, under the acts of March, 1861, and July, 1862.

Section 21 of the act of March, 1861, provides that diamonds, cameos, mosaics, gems, pearls, rubies, and other precious stones, when set in gold, silver, or other inetal, or on imitations thereof, and all other jewelry, shall be subject to a duty of twenty-five per cent ad valorem.

The article is imitation or mock jewelry, and in my opinion is entitled to.entry at the rate of 25 per cent.

Geo. HARRINGTON, Acting Sec. of the Treasury. HIRAM BARNEY, Esq., Collector, New York.

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Treasury Department, July 29, 1863. Sir: Mr. J. H. Dulles, Jr., has appealed from your decision assessing dutyUat 20 8 8 Barcelo kit walafedel, Mule kell oda ir KOEF 289 ,

, and claims to enter the articles in question ansaldrug at 40 perrent, under section 20 9f the act of March 2,41861.which imposeb khat fate pf duyts opul medicinal-19otaj apd leaves and all other drugs and medicines iallo crude, state at, otherwise provided for at 70 esloita ais199 to $281.AI

"That it is a drug," the appellant asserts.:11 iyabundantly prowadzbyttes appearing in the several Materia Medica and Pharmacopoeie in use in this country, and is particularly described. 19 Woor & Bache's United States Dispensatory, a work of high medical and chemical reputation."

The dall'et the importēt appears to he well founded. Musk is a drug, and if imported in a verude, state is entitled to contaýl att 20 pet/cent ad valorem under seption 20, bf, the act of March 2, 1861od: 16 zub yoizaga It is admitted that the article in question is: misk, and imported qala crude statajnit follows therefore, that the proper ráte af vduity is 20. peru cent, and you will be governed accordingly.iva whoswp900928141 -The 10 per cent exacted under section 14 of the

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CHASE, Sec. of the Freasuryf.:01 Hiram BARNEY, Esq., Collector, New York.

;01.1970 {} [ [ 6430800 , 29 ۱۹۲۲( 61125Y die hoort tot sold out for den weil Treasury Department" September's, 1883. SER: Mr. Hann EATON has appealed from your decisjab assessing duty at the rate of 2 cents per pound on a certain importation of sevena hogsheads of "melado, se described in the invoice, but which the appellent alleges[mereri blackpnd dirpy mglases and tank bottoms," and claims, "tlre right to enter the same as molasses, at six cents per gallanthracia quarters of the same being, molasses, of algery, inferior quality, and the other quarter dirty, sugar, commonly called tank bottomsint progollo (The question presented is one

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, to be determined by the appraiseras o After a careful examination, the article has been proppunced to be me il lado, and the proper duty being cents, per pounds as assessed by you, Lhereby affirm your decision. botuprovalovoudyine od 10 ods -oj bit oft bus bolo006 god P1, CHART Seguof .tke Treasury, to JED. Jewett, Esq., Collector, Portland, Me.

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. LA T Predouky Dopdrlment, September 15, 1868) Sir: Mr. W. H. Peror has appealed from your decision assessing duty on certain “sheathing metal ” imported per British brig“ Chesapeake." "intended ved KaWedia beathing the bottom FICHUP big, and hobbition of, which is intended to be lapded or used for any other purpose. T Mr. W. PEROT claims to have the amount of duty, refunded. bum - There is no provision of exisung laws extending exenuption fromidytyi to shreathing metal imported under the circumstances, as alleged by the sppellant, and the remissiowjof; duties asked foşucan not, therefore be lagali 1x grantedy jesütlirin 707 xa S. P, CHASE Sesijof the Tregsuryh

HENRY W. HOFMAN Esg: Collector, Baltimore. as zoibol Jey VI - 101 -val esbicou, Vior.969 ved bestandelojesi bor Do asw broclieu' syys!

Danied Gon A at that Jail 1931192284 bonne mai qind to clics Jud, Treasiny Department, September 16, 1863. Str: Mt. DU DAWL bras rappealediertom your revisiont assessing! duty at the rate of 35 per cent, as manufactures of glass on ertain "einpu troturbogs nifron Canada and claims thoplare vexetape from duty, being orts American manufacture, and were exported to Canada containing sulphario acid, and are now imported empty and have never become part of ille common stock and therchandise of Canadap but aro nierelyisent with the contents of domestic produce of this county.VbE2 18-11 154 eru bus e. It has been held by this Department that any article which bas been exported filled, if returbed to the United States empty. is not in the "Baruel condition, as when exported, as provided for by the allt of Marehl 21118610 fronqolov.b baiate'q ott 03 yubint eodoma tot Vin10990 the decision of the collector 18 therefore attitude oudi ette19.0i 1B:

S. P. CHASE, Sec. of the Treasurylow Thomas WILKINS, Esq., Collector, Erie, Penn.

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The following copy of a letter addressed by the Secretary of the Treasury to the Collector of Baltimore, in cases where the Collector's triplicate of invoice, from neglect or otherwise, fails to be received from the Consul at the time the consignee, importer, or agent presents his triplicate of invoice, and makes application to enter the goods, wares, or merchandise therein enu-merated :

Treasury Department, October 19, 1863. Sır : Messrs. ALBERTI & Co., of Baltimore, have asked to be informed if they are required to give a bond to produce to you the triplicate of invoice, which it is the duty of the Consul to send to you, and wbich he neglects to send.

No such bond can be required of consignees, importers, or agents; but, before goods can be obtained from the Custom-House, in such cases, the consignee, importer, or agent is to be required to give a bond to the Collector for the payment of any additional duty to which it shall appear by Collector's triplicate of invoice the said goods are subject over and above the amount of duties paid upon the consignee's, importer's, or agent's triplicate of invoice, which triplicate must be filed with the bond so given to the Collector, who shall retain the same until he shall have received from the Consul the triplicate of invoice required for his files and the completion of the entry. This done, the bond will be canceled, and the retained invoice be given up.

With great respect,

S. P. CHASE, Secretary of the Treasury. To HENRY W. HOFFMAN, Collector, Baltimore, Md.

འའའའ་ DIRECT STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS. The departure of the Tubal Cain, Saturday, September 12th, for Bermuda, St. Thomas, &c., initiates an enterpise of the first consequence in its influence upon the commerce of New York. It supplies, as the Journal of Commerce well says, a desideratum long and urgently felt in affording direct communication by steam with St. Thomas, the great center of traffic-the distributing reservoir, so to speak, for mail matter destined for the West Indies and South America. The Tubal Cain took out a large mail, and was offered freight far beyond her capacity, besides haring a good passenger list. This is a hopeful begioning.

The Tubal Cain was originally a blockade runner, but made one trip too many for the interests of her late owners, and fell into the clutches of Uncle Sam. She was then purchased from the government by the Amer-. ican West India Company, which has large landed interests in San Domingo, and having secured an advantageous contract for carrying the United States mails, has promise of a career of prosperity. She proceed. ed down the bay under steam with a number of invited guests on board, and was met near Sandy Hook by a steam revenue cutter with Mr. AnDREWS, the Surveyor of the Port, on board, specially detailed for this service through the courtesy of the Secretary of the Treasury. It is needless to say the trip was bighly enjoyed. The collation given afforded an opportunity for speeches relating to the promised development of commercial interests through the agency of this new steam line, which was well improved.

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