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er officers of the courts of the United States, except consular courts, made out and approved as required by law, and accounts relating to prisoners convicted or held for trial in any court of the United States, and all other accounts relating to the business of the Department of Justice or of the courts of the United States other than consular courts, shall be sent with their vouchers to the Attorney-General and examined under his supervision.

Judges receiving salaries from the Treasury of the l'nited States shall be paid monthly by the disbursing officer of the Department of Justice, and to him all certificates of nonabsence or of the cause of absence of judges in the Territories shall be sent. Interstate Commerce Commissioners and other officers, now paid as judges are, shall be paid monthly by the proper disbursing officer or officers.

CLAIMS, DOUBLE EXAMINATION OF.

SEC. 11. In case of claims presented to an Auditor which have not had an administrative examination, the Auditor shall cause them to be examined by two of his subordinates independently of each other.

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES TO BE REPORTED TO CONGRESS.

SEC. 15. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury annually to lay before Congress on the first day of the regular session thereof, an accurate, combined statement of the receipts and expenditures during the last preceding fiscal year of all public moneys, including those of the Post-Office Department, designating the amount of the receipts, whenever practicable, by ports, districts and States, and the expenditures, by each separate head of appropriation.

SEC. 16. In section three hundred and seven of the Revised Statutes the words "Secretary of the Treasury" are substituted for the words "Register of the Treasury.

CERTIFICATION OF TRANSCRIPTS.

SEC. 17. The transcripts from the books and proceedings of the Department of the Treasury, provided for in section eight hundred and eighty-six of the Revised Statutes, shall hereafter be certified by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and the copies of the contracts and other papers, therein provided for, shall be certified by the Auditor having the custody of such papers.

(Amended by act of March 2, 1895, 28 Stat., 809.)

('ONTRACTS TO BE DEPOSITED WITII THE AUDITORS.

SEC. 18. Section thirty-seven hundred and fortythree of the Revised Statutes is amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 3743. All contracts to be made by virtue of any law, and requiring the advance of money, or in any manner connected with the settlement of public accounts, shall be deposited promptly in the offices of the Auditors of the Treasury, according to the nature of the contracts: Provided, That this section shall not apply to the existing laws in regard to the contingent fund of Congress."

SEC. 19, Section twenty-six hundred and thirty-nine of the Revised Statutes is amended by substituting the words "proper Auditor" for the words "Commissioner of Customs."

CUSTOMS OFFICERS TO TRANSMIT PAPERS.

Sec. 20. It shall be the duty of the collectors of customs and other officers of customs to transmit, with their accounts, to the officers charged with the settlement of their accounts, all such papers, records, or copies thereof relating to their transactions as officers of customs as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct.

ACCOUNTS PENDING FOR SETTLEMENT OCTOBER 1, 1894.

SEC. 21. All accounts stated by the Juditors before the first day of October, eighteen hundred and ninetyfour, and then pending for settlement in the offices of the First or Second Comptroller, or the Commissioner of ('ustoms, shall be revised by the Comptroller of the Treasury in the manner provided by existing law, and the balances arising thereon shall be certified to the Division of Bookkeeping and Warrants.

PRESERVATION OF PAPERS AND PROPERTY.

SEC. 22. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to make appropriate rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of this Act, and for transferring or preserving books, papers or other property appertaining to any office or branch of business affected by it.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXAMINATION OF ACCOUNTS.

It shall also be the duty of the heads of the several Executive Departments and of the proper officers of other Government establishments, not within the jurisdiction of any Executive Department, to make appropriate rules and regulations to secure a proper administrative examination of all accounts sent to them, as required by section twelve of this Act, before their transmission to the Auditors, and for the execution of other requirements of this Act in so far as the same relate to the sereral Departments or establishments.

REOPENING ACCOUNTS.

SEC. 23. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the re-examination and payment of any claim or account which has heretofore been disallowed or settled.

SEC. 24. The provisions of sections three to twentythree inclusive, of this Act shall be in force on and after the first day of October eighteen hundred and ninetyfour.

SEC. 25. All laws or parts of laws inconsistent with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX C.

CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATIVE ACT OF JUNE 10,

1890, AS AMENDED BY ACT OF JULY 24, 1897.

AN ACT TO SIMPLIFY THE LAWS IN RELATION TO THE

COLLECTION OF THE REVENUES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all merchandise imported into the United States shall, for the purposes of this act, be deemed and held to be the property of the person to whom the merchandise may be consigned; but the holder of any bill of lading consigned to order and indorsed by the consignor shall be deemed the consignee thereof; and in case of the abandonment of any merchandise to the underwriters the latter may be recognized as the consignee.

SEC. 2. That all invoices of imported merchandise shall be made out in the currency of the place or country from whence the importations shall be made or if purchased in the currency actually paid therefor, shall contain a correct description of such merchandise, and shall be made in triplicate or in quadruplicate in case of merchandise intended for immediate transportation without appraisement, and signed by the person owning or shipping the same, if the merchandise has been actually purchased, or by the manufacturer or owner thereof, if the same has been procured otherwise than by purchase, or by the duly authorized agent of such purchaser, manufacturer, or owner.

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