In a suit to recover alleged excessive tonnage duties the court held that the commercial treaties made by the United States with the Hanseatic Republics in 1827 (1 Malloy 901), and with Prussia in 1828 (2 Malloy 1496), were still valid and effective to exempt a vessel from duties that were imposed in 1921; but that U. S. Rev. Stat. sec. 4229-30 and 4 Stat. 2, exempting Prussian vessels from these taxes, were no longer operative. For facts, see note supra. The Sophie Rickmers, 45 F.(2d) 413.