U.S. Supreme Court
Ferguson v. Arthur, 117 U.S. 482 (1886)
Ferguson v. Arthur
Argued March 24, 1886
Decided April 5, 1886
117 U.S. 482
Under § 2504, Schedule M. of the Revised Statutes (p. 480, 2d ed.), "Henry's Calcined Magnesia," imported in glass bottles, is liable to a duty of 50 percent ad valorem, as being a medicinal preparation recommended to the public as a proprietary medicine, and not to a duty of 12 cents per pound, as calcined magnesia, under the same section and schedule (p. 477).
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.