Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/462

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I JAI AN, 1858. 455 shall sign his name to the same. _ If any error is discovered in the manifest, it may be corrected within (24) twenty-four hours (Sundays excepted) without the payment ot any fee; but for any alteration or post entry to the manifest made after that time a fee of (15) fifteen dollars shall be paid. All goods not entered on the manifest shall pay double duties on being landed. Any captain or commander that shall neglect to enter his vessel at the Japanese custom~honse within the time prescribed by this regulation shall pay a penalty of (60) sixty dollars for each day that he shall so neglect to enter his ship. REGULATION sncoun. The Japanese Government shall have the right to place custom- Unladi ii g of house officers on board of any ship in their ports, (men-of-war excepted.) g°°d°· All custom-house officers shall be treated with civility, and such reasonable accommodation shall be allotted to them as the ship affords. No goods shall be nnladen from any ship between the hours of sunset and sunrise, except by special permission of the custom-house authorities, and the hatches, and all other places of entrance into that part of the ship where the cargo is stowed, may be secured by Japanese officers, between the hours of sunset and sunrise, by amxing seals, locks, or other fastenings; and if any person shall, without due permission, open any entrance that has been so secured, or shall break or remove any seal, lock, or other fastening that has been aflixed by the Japanese custom·house oillcers, every person so olfending shall pay a fine of (60) sixty dollars for each oltence. Any goods that shall be discharged or attempted to be discharged from any ship without having been duly entered atthe Japanese custom-house, as hereinafter provided, shall be liable to seizure and conilscation. Packages of goods made up with an attempt to defraud the revenue Bgvguqg g,-,,,,;,_ of Japan, by concealing therein articles of value which are not set forth in the invoice, shall be forfeited. American ships that shall smuggle, or attempt to smuggle, goods in Smuggling imo any of the non-opened harbours of Japan, all such goods shall be for- ¤°¤<>P·>¤°<l Ml'- feited to the Japanese Government, and the ship shall pay a line of l’°"“‘ (1.000) one thousand dollars for each offence. Vessels needing repairs Repairs etvesseis. may land their cargo for that purpose without the payment of duty. All goods so landed shall remain in charge of the Japanese authorities, and all just charges for storage, labor, and supervision shall be paid thereon. But if any portion of such cargo be sold, the regular duties shall be paid on the portion so disposed oil Cargo may be transhipped Transhipment or to another vessel in the same harbour without the payment of duty; ¤¤s<>- but all transhipments shall be made under the supervision of Japanese ollicers, and after satisfactory proof has been given to the custom-house authorities of the bona tide nature of the transaction, and also under a permit to be granted for that purpose by such authorities. The impor- s ni ii g gl in g tation of opium being prohibited, if any person or persons shall smuggle, opiumor attempt to smuggle, any opium, he or they shall pay a iiue of (15) llfteen dollars for each catty of opium so smuggled or attempted to be smuggled; and if more than one person shall be engaged in the offence, they shall collectively be held responsible for the payment of the toregoing penalty. REGULATION mmap. The owner or consignee of any goods, who desires to land them, shall Entry or goods. make an entry of the same at the Japanese custom-house. The entry shall be in writing, and shall set forth the name of the person making the entry, and the name of the ship in which the goods were imported, and the marks, numbers, packages, and the contents thereof, with the value of each package extended separately in one amount, and at the bottom of the entry shall be placed the aggregate value of all the goods contained in the entry. Ou each entry the owner or cousignee shall