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Sec. 10. The Chief of Engineers is authorized in case of emergencies during the preparation for and the con- emergencies. sideration of river and harbor estimates and bills to employ such additional office force as he may find necessary for that purpose, to be paid from the appropriation for examinations, surveys, and contingencies of rivers and harbors.

Sec. 11. For the construction at the Engineer School of Engineer a building with library accommodations and other facili- Appropria: ties for the instruction of officers of the Corps of Engi- tion for buildneers in duties pertaining to the improvement of rivers and har bor and harbors, one hundred thousand dollars. Sec. 12. In order to make possible the economical fu- Dams.

To provide ture development of water power the Secretary of War, for developupon recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, is ment of water hereby authorized, in his discretion, to provide in the permanent parts of any dam authorized at any time by Congress for the improvement of navigation such foundations, sluices, and other works, as may be considered desirable for the future development of its water power.




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CHAP. 259.-An Act For the relief of Theodore Salus.

July 30, 1912.

!H. R. 13938.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- [Private, No. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is pt. 2, p. 1282.' hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Theodore Salus, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise Theodore appropriated, the sum of three thousand dollars for the loss of his eyes and other physical injuries received by to, for in

juries. him in an explosion at Agana, Island of Guam, on February twelfth, nineteen hundred and six, while he was in the employ of the Government of the United States and in the discharge of his duties as a foreman of labor at the town of Agana, Island of Guam, as aforesaid.




CHAP. 263.-An Act To prohibit the importation and the inter- July 31, 1912. state transportation of films or other pictorial representations of (s. 7027.] prize fights, and for other purposes.

[Public, No.

246.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 240.

37 Stat. L., tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be unlawful for any person to deposit Prize-fight or cause to be deposited in the United States mails for

Sending by mailing or delivery, or to deposit or cause to be deposited press un lentos

unlawful. with any express company or other common carrier for carriage, or to send or carry from one State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia to any other State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, or to bring or to cause to be brought into the United States from abroad, any film or other

or ex

pictorial representation of any prize fight or encounter of pugilists, under whatever name, which is designed to

be used or may be used for purposes of public exhibition. Receiving, SEC. 2. That it shall be unlawful for any person to take etc., unlawful.

or receive from the mails, or any express company or other common carrier, with intent to sell, distribute, circulate, or exhibit any matter or thing herein forbidden to be deposited for mailing, delivery, or carriage in inter

state commerce. Punishment SEC. 3. That any person violating any of the provisions for violations.

of this Act shall for each offense, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than one thousand dollars or sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor for not more than one year, or both, at the discretion of the court.

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Aug. 1, 1912. CHAP. 268.-An Act To harmonize the national law of salvage

(8. 4930.] with the provisions of the international convention for the unifica(Public, No. tion of certain rules with respect to assistance and salvage at sea,

249.) and for other purposes. 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 242.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemSalvage. bled, That the right to remuneration for assistance or

salvage services shall not be affected by common ownerfected by ownership of

ship of the vessels rendering and receiving such assistance

or salvage services. Assistance to be rendered SEC. 2. That the master or person in charge of a vessel by master.

shall, so far as he can do so without serious danger to his own vessel, crew, or passengers, render assistance to

every person who is found at sea in danger of being lost; Punishment and if he fails to do so, he shall, upon conviction, be liable

to a penalty not exceeding one thousand dollars or im

prisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both. Salvors of Sec. 3. That the salvors of human life, who have taken life, to share in property

part in the services rendered on the occasion of the accident giving rise to salvage, are entitled to a fair share of the remuneration awarded to the salvors of the vessel,

her cargo, and accessories. Time limit Sec. 4. That a suit for the recovery of remuneration for salvage sults.

for rendering assistance or salvage services shall not be maintainable if brought later than two years from the date when such assistance or salvage was rendered, unless the court in which the suit is brought shall be satisfied that during such period there had not been any reasonable opportunity of arresting the assisted or salved vessel within the jurisdiction of the court or within the territorial waters of the country in which the libelant resides

or has his principal place of business. Not applica Sec. 5. That nothing in this Act shall be construed as ble to ships of

applying to ships of war or to Government ships appropriated exclusively to a public service.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall take effect and be in force July 1, 1912.

on and after July first, nineteen hundred and twelve.

sa ved.

war, etc.

In effect

barrel estab

CHAP. 273.-An Act To establish a standard barrel and stand. Aug. 3, 1912. ard grades for apples when packed in barrels, and for other (H. R. 21480. ] purposes.

(Public, No.

252.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 37 Stat. L., tives of the United States of America in Congress as

pt. 1, p. 250.

Apples. sembled, That the standard barrel for apples shall be standard of the following dimensions when measured without dis- lished for. tention of its parts: Length of stave, twenty-eight and one-half inches; diameter of head, seventeen and oneeighth inches; distance between heads, twenty-six inches; circumference of bulge, sixty-four inches outside measurement, representing as nearly as possible seven thousand and fifty-six cubic inches: Provided, Proriso.

Steel bar That steel barrels containing the interior dimensions reis. provided for in this section shall be construed as a compliance therewith. SEC. 2. That the standard grades for apples when Grades estab

lished for packed in barrels which shall be shipped or delivered for apples in in shipment in interstate or foreign commerce, or which terstate etc., shall be sold or offered for sale within the District of Columbia or the Territories of the United States shall be as follows: Apples of one variety, which are wellgrown specimens. hand picked, of good color for the variety, normal shape. practically free from insect and fungous injury, bruises, and other defects, except such as are necessarily caused in the operation of packing. or apples of one variety which are not more than ten per centum below the foregoing specifications shall be - Standard grade minimum size two and one-half inches." if the minimum size of the apples is two and one-half inches in transverse diameter: - Standard grade minimum size two and one-fourth inches.“ if the minimum size of the apples is two and one-fourth inches in transverse diameter: or - Standard grade minimum size two inches." if the minimum size of the apples is two inches in transverse diameter.

Sec. 3. That the barrels in which apples are packed in Branding of accordance with the provisions of this Act may be branded in accordance with section two of this Act. Sec. 4. That all barrels packed with apples shall be Recuire

thers or deemed to be below standard if the barrel bears any warris statement, design, or device indicating that the barrel is a standard barrel of apples, as herein defined, and the capacity of the barrel is less than the capacity presribed by section one of this Act, unless the barrel shall be plainly marked on end and side with words or figures showing the fractional relation which the actual raparity of the barrel bears to the capacity prescribed by section one of this Act. The marking required by this para- Marking. graph shall be in block letters of size not less than seventy-two point one-inch gothic.

shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants from foreign countries or from our possessions for experiments with reference to their introduction into and cultivation in this country, and same shall not be distributed generally, but shall be used for experimental tests, to be carried on with the cooperation of the agricultural experiment stations.



to construct roads and trails.

Additional That an additional ten per centum of all moneys reexpenditures from receipts ceived from the national forests during the fiscal year

ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twelve, shall be available at the end thereof, to be expended by the Secretary of Agriculture for the construction and maintenance of roads and trails within the national forests in the States from which such proceeds are derived; but the Secretary of Agriculture may, whenever practicable, in the construction and maintenance of such roads, secure the cooperation or aid of the proper State or Territorial authorities in the furtherance of any system of highways of which such roads may be made a part.

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General expenses.

Investiga tion of in sects, etc.

GENERAL EXPENSES, BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY: For the promotion of economic entomology; for investigating the ħistory and the habits of insects injurious and beneficial to agriculture, horticulture, and arboriculture, and ascertaining the best means of destroying those found to be injurious; for salaries and the employment of labor in the city of Washington and elsewhere, rent outside of the District of Columbia, freight, express charges, official traveling expenses, office fixtures, supplies, apparatus, telegraph and telephone service, gas, and electric current, in connection with the following investigations:

For investigations of the Mediterranean fly in the United States, its territories and possessions, thirty-five thousand dollars, which sum shall be immediately available;

Mediterranean fly.

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General expenses. agricultural experiment stations.

GENERAL EXPENSES, OFFICE OF EXPERIMENT STATIONS: Support of To carry into effect the provisions of an Act approved

March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled "An Act to establish agricultural experiment statenance of meteorological observation stations, including cooperation with other bureaus of the Government and cooperation societies and institutions of learning for the dissemina- bureaus, etc. tion of meteorological information, as follows:

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VALUABLE An equal proportion of five-sixths of all seeds, bution, etc. bulbs, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants shall, upon their slonan distri

, request, after due notification by the Secretary of Agri- bution. culture that the allotment to their respective districts is ready for distribution, be supplied to Senators, Representatives, and Delegates to Congress for distribution among their constituents, or mailed by the department upon the receipt of their addressed franks, in packages of such weight as the Secretary of Agriculture and the Postmaster General may jointly determine: Provided, however, That upon each envelope or wrapper contain on Indication

, ing packages of seeds the contents thereof shall be plainly indicated, and the Secretary shall not distribute to any Senator, Representative, or Delegate seeds entirely unfit for the climate and locality he represents, but shall distribute the same so that each Member may have seeds of equal value, as near as may be, and the best adapted to bution for

Early distrithe locality he represents: Provided, also, That the seeds southern secallotted to Senators and Representatives for distribution in the districts embraced within the twenty-fifth and thirty-fourth parallels of latitude shall be ready for delivery not later than the tenth day of January: Provided, also, That any portion of the allotments to Senators, Rep- of uncalled for resentatives, and Delegates in Congress remaining un- allotment. called for on the first day of April shall be distributed by the Secretary of Agriculture, giving preference to those persons

whose names and addresses have been furnished by Senators and Representatives in Congress, and who have not before during the same season been supplied by the department: And provided also, That the purchases, etc. Secretary shall report, as provided in this Act, the place, quantity, and price of seeds purchased, and the date of purchase; but nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to prevent the Secretary of Agriculture from sending seeds to those who apply for the same. And the applvershenone amount herein appropriated shall not be diverted or used forbidden. for any other purpose but for the purchase, testing, propagation, and distribution of valuable seeds, bulbs, mulberry and other rare and valuable trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants: Provided further, That fifty-eight Rare seeds, thousand seven hundred and forty dollars of which sum, perimental or so much thereof as the Secretary of Agriculture shall tests. direct, may be used to collect, purchase, test, propagate, and distribute rare and valuable seeds, bulbs, trees,




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