Seeberger v. Farwell
139 U.S. 608 (1891)

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Seeberger v. Farwell, 139 U.S. 608 (1891)

Seeberger v. Farwell

No. 1441

Argued March 30-31, 1891

Decided April 13, 1891

139 U.S. 608

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

Syllabus

Under Schedule K of § 2502 of the Revised Statutes, as enacted by § 6 of the Act of March 3, 1883, c. 121, 22 Stat. 509, women's and children's dress goods, composed of wool and cotton, valued at less than 20 cents per square yard, and weighing less than 4 ounces to the square yard, the cotton being carded in with the wool from which the yarn composing the warp was spun, there being 94 percent of wool and 6 percent of cotton, the cotton being put in to secure a lower classification for duty, and an ordinary examiner not being able to detect the cotton without a careful examination, and there being no threads or yarns made wholly of cotton or other material than wool, are dutiable at 5 cents per square yard and 35 percent ad valorem, and not at 9 cents per square yard and 40 percent ad valorem.

Page 139 U. S. 609

MR. JUSTICE BLATCHFORD delivered the opinion of the Court.

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