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evidence for the United States when so specially directed by the Attorney General.

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For salaries of United States district attorneys and expenses of United States district attorneys and their regular assistants, including the office expenses of United States district attorneys in Alaska, $550,000.

District attorneys. Salaries.

Provisos. Actual attendance.

715, p. 136. Restriction.

of judges.

For pay of bailiffs and criers, not exceeding three bail- Bailiffs, etc. iffs and one crier in each court, except in the southern district of New York and the northern district of Illinois: Provided, That all persons employed under section seven hundred and fifteen of the Revised Statutes shall be deemed to be in actual attendance when they attend R. S., sec. upon the order of the courts: Provided further, That no such persons shall be employed during vacation; for the payment of the expenses of circuit and district judges of Traveling, the United States and the judges of the district courts of etc. expenses the United States in Alaska and Hawaii, as provided by section two hundred and fifty-nine of the Act approved March third, nineteen hundred and eleven, entitled "An Act to codify, revise, and amend the laws relating to the judiciary "; of meals and lodging for jurors in United States cases, and of bailiffs in attendance upon the same, when ordered by the court, and of meals and lodging for jurors in Alaska, as provided by section one hundred and ninety-three, Title II, of the Act of June sixth, nineteen hundred; and of compensation for jury commissioners, $5 Jury comper day, not exceeding three days for any one term of court, $275,000.

Jury ex

penses.

In Alaska.

missioners.

For payment of such miscellaneous expenses as may be Miscellaneous authorized by the Attorney General, for the United expenses. States courts and their officers, $490,000: Provided, That Proviso. in so far as it may be deemed necessary by the Attorney General, this appropriation shall be available for such expenses in the District of Alaska.

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Alaska.

COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY.

(Expenses for surveys and resurveys and making magnetic observations. See p. 225.)

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Station employees. Central sta

Yes Bay (Alaska) Hatchery: Superintendent, $1,500; foreman, $1,200; two skilled laborers, at $960 each; three tion. laborers, at $900 each; cook, $900; in all, $8,220.

Yes Bay, Alaska.

Afognak,

Alaska.

Division of Alaska fisheries.

Fur seals.

Salmon.

Wardens.

Alaska Fish

Protecting

seal fisheries

Food to natives, etc.

Afognak (Alaska) Station: Superintendent, $1,500; foreman, $1,200; two skilled laborers, at $960 each; three laborers, at $900 each; cook, $900; in all, $8,220.

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Division of Alaska Fisheries: Chief of division, $3,500; assistant, $1,800; clerk of class two; clerk of class one; clerk, $900; agent, fur-seal fisheries, $3,650; assistant agent, fur-seal fisheries, $2,920; two assistant agents, furseal fisheries, at $2,190 each; naturalist, fur-seal fisheries, $3,000; janitor service, fur-seal fisheries, $480; two physicians, Pribilof Islands, at $1,200 each; two school-teachers, Pribilof Islands, at $1,200 each; storekeeper, Pribilof Islands, $1,800; agent, Alaska salmon fisheries, $2,500; inspector, Alaska salmon fisheries, $1,800; assistant agent, Alaska salmon fisheries, $2,000; assistant agent, Alaska salmon fisheries, $1,800; warden, Alaska Service, $1,200; four deputy wardens, Alaska Service, at $600 each; in all, $41,530.

Alaska Fisheries Service: For protecting the seal fisheries Service. eries of Alaska, including the furnishing of food, fuel, and clothing and other necessities of life to the natives of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, transportation of supplies to and from the islands, expenses of travel of agents and other employees and subsistence while on the Priblof Islands, purchase, hire, and maintenance of vessels, including crews for same, and for all other expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Act of April twenty-first, nineteen hundred and ten, entitled "An Act Salmon fish- to protect the seal fisheries of Alaska and for other purposes"; and for the protection of the salmon fisheries of Alaska, including travel, hire of boats, employment of temporary labor, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, $90,000.

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Aug. 24, 1912.

CHAP. 356.-An Act To amend sections five, eleven, and [H. R. 24224.] twenty-five of an Act entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate [Public, No. the Acts respecting copyrights," approved March fourth, nineteen 303.] hundred and nine.

37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 488.

Aug. 24, 1912.

(See p. 227.)

CHAP. 373.-An Act To give effect to the convention between [H. R. 16571.] the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, Japan, and [Public, No. Russia for the preservation and protection of the fur seals and sea 320.] otter which frequent the waters of the north Pacific Ocean, con37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 499. cluded at Washington July seventh, nineteen hundred and eleven. Whereas the plenipotentiaries of the United States, Great

Fur seals. Preamble.

Britain, Japan, and Russia did, on the seventh day of July, anno Domini nineteen hundred and eleven, enter into a convention for the preservation and protection of the fur seals and sea otter which frequent the waters of the north Pacific Ocean, which convention was subsequently ratified by the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia and the ex

change of ratifications thereof was effected on the twelfth day of December, nineteen hundred and eleven: Now, therefore,

seals in north

Sea-otter

Equipping,

sealing or sea

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no citizen of the United States, nor person Killing, etc., owing duty of obedience to the laws or the treaties of the Pacific Ocean United States, nor any of their vessels, nor any vessel off the United States, nor any person belonging to or on board of such vessel, shall kill, capture, or pursue, at any time or in any manner whatever, any fur seal in the waters of the north Pacific Ocean north of the thirtieth parallel of north latitude and including the seas of Bering, Kamchatka, Okhotsk, and Japan; nor shall any such person or vessel kill, capture, or pursue sea otter in of any killing at sea the waters mentioned beyond the distance of three miles forbidden. from the shore line of the territory of the United States. SEC. 2. That no citizen of the United States, nor per-etc., vessels son above described in the first section, shall equip, use, for pelagic or employ, or furnish aid in equipping, using, or employ-otter hunting ing, or furnish supplies to any vessel used or employed, or forbidden. to be used or employed, in carrying on or taking part in pelagic sealing or in sea-otter hunting in said waters, nor shall any of their vessels nor any vessel of the United States be so used or employed; and no person or vessel shall use any of the ports or harbors of the United States, etc., forbidden. or any part of the territory of the United States, for any purposes whatsoever connected with the operations of pelagic sealing or sea-otter hunting in the waters named in the first section of this Act; and no vessel which is en- cluded. gaged or employed, or intended to be engaged or employed, for or in connection with pelagic sealing or seaotter hunting in such waters shall use any of the ports or harbors or any part of the territory of the United States for any purpose whatsoever.

Use of ports.

Vessels ex

mitted by na

Restrictions.

SEC. 3. That the provisions of the first and second sec- Killing pertions of this Act shall not apply to Indians, Aleuts, or tives. other aborigines dwelling on the American coast of the waters mentioned in the first section of this Act who carry on pelagic sealing in canoes or undecked boats propelled wholly by paddles, oars, or sails, and not transported by or used in connection with other vessels, and manned by not more than five persons each, in the way hitherto practiced by the said Indians, Aleuts, or other aborigines, and without the use of firearms: Provided, however, That the Proviso. exception made in this section shall not apply to Indians, employed by Aleuts, or other aborigines in the employment of other other persons persons or who shall kill, capture, or pursue fur seals or sea otters under contract to deliver the skins to any person.

Natives, etc.,

excluded.

SEC. 4. That the importation or bringing into territory Importing of the United States, by any person whatsoever, of skins illegally taken of fur seals or sea otters taken in the waters mentioned in hibited.

skins pro

to be made by

the first section of this Act, or of skins identified as those of the species known as Callorhinus alascanus, Callorhinus ursinus, and Callorhinus kurilensis, or belonging to the American, Russian, or Japanese herds, whether raw, dressed, dyed, or manufactured, except such as have been taken under the authority of the respective parties to said convention, to which the breeding grounds of such herds belong, and have been officially marked and certified as having been so taken, is hereby prohibited; and all such articles imported or brought in after this Act shall take effect shall not be permitted to be exported, Forfeiture. but shall be seized and forfeited to the United States. Regulations SEC. 5. That the President shall have power to make the President. regulations to carry this Act and the said convention into effect, and from time to time to add to, modify, amend, or revoke such regulations, as in his judgment may seem Enforcement. expedient. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, under the direction of the President, to see that the said convention, the provisions of this Act, and the regulations made thereunder are executed and enforced; and all officers of the United States engaged in the execution and enforcement of this Act are authorized and directed to cooperate with the proper officers of any of the other parties to the said convention in taking such measures as may be appropriate and available under the said convention, this Act, or the regulations made thereunder for the purpose of preventing pelagic sealing as in this Act prohibited.

Punishment for violations.

Forfeiture of vessel, etc.

Vessels with skins, etc., on board presumed to be violating law, etc.

Prosecutions.

SEC. 6. That every person guilty of a violation of any of the provisions of said convention, or of this Act, or of any regulation made thereunder, shall, for each offense, be fined not less than two hundred dollars or more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than six months, or both; and every vessel, its tackle, apparel, furniture, and cargo, at any time used or employed in violation of this Act, or of the regulations made thereunder, shall be forfeited to the United States.

SEC. 7. That if any vessel shall be found within the waters to which this Act applies, having on board fur-seal skins or sea-otter skins, or bodies of seals or sea otters, or apparatus or implements for killing or taking seals or sea otter, it shall be presumed that such vessel was used or employed in the killing of said seals or sea otters, or that said apparatus or implements were used in violation of this Act, until the contrary is proved to the satisfaction of the court, in so far as such vessel, apparatus, and implements are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

SEC. 8. That any violation of the said convention, or of this Act, or of the regulations thereunder, may be prosecuted either in the district court of Alaska, or in any district court of the United States in California, Oregon, or Washington.

Naval, etc.,

guard to be

SEC. 9. That it shall be the duty of the President to cause a guard or patrol to be maintained in the waters maintained. frequented by the seal herd or herds and sea otter, in the protection of which the United States is especially interested, composed of naval or other public vessels of the United States designated by him for such service; and any officer of any such vessel engaged in such service and any other officers duly designated by the President may search any vessel of the United States, in port, or in territorial waters of the United States, or on the high seas, when suspected of having violated, or being about to violate, the provisions of said convention, or of this Act, or of any regulation made thereunder, and may seize such Right of vessel and the officers and crew thereof and bring them into the most accessible port of the Territory or of any of the States mentioned in the eighth section of this Act for trial.

seizure.

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Delivery to

proper officials.

Seizures by

SEC. 10. That any vessel or person described in the first section of this Act offending or being about to offend against the prohibitions of the said convention, or of this Act, or of the regulations made thereunder, may be seized Seizure outand detained by the naval or other duly commissioned torial jurisofficers of any of the parties to the said convention other diction. than the United States, except within the territorial jurisdiction of one or the other of said parties, on condition, however, that when such vessel or person is so seized and detained by officers of any party other than the United States such vessel or person shall be delivered as soon as practicable at the nearest point to the place of seizure, with the witnesses and proofs necessary to establish the offense so far as they are under the control of such party, to the proper official of the United States, whose courts alone shall have jurisdiction to try the offense and impose the penalties for the same: Provided, however, That the Proviso. said officers of any party to said convention other than other than the United States shall arrest and detain vessels and per- officers. sons, as in this section specified, only after such party, by appropriate legislation or otherwise, shall have authorized the naval or other officers of the United States duly commissioned and instructed by the President to that end to arrest, detain, and deliver to the proper officers of such party vessels and subjects under the jurisdiction of that Government offending against said convention or any statute or regulation made by that Government to enforce said convention. The President of the United States shall determine by proclamation when such authority has Proclamation been given by the other parties to said convention, and his determination shall be conclusive upon the question; and such proclamation may be modified, amended, or revoked by proclamation of the President whenever, in his judgment, it is deemed expedient.

United States

to issue.

seals on Pribl

SEC. 11. That from and after the approval of this Act Killing fur all killing of fur seals on the Pribilof Islands, or any- lof Islands suswhere within the jurisdiction of the United States in years.

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