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River and harbor surveys.
sentatives, submitted to the Chief of Engineers, examine and review the report of any examination or survey made pursuant to any Act or resolution of Congress, and report thereon through the Chief of Engineers, United
States Army, who shall submit his conclusions thereon Proviso8. as in other cases: Provided, That in no case shall the ports limited. board, in its report thus called for by committee resolu
tion, extend the scope of the project contemplated in the original report upon which its examination and review
has been requested, or in the provision of law authorizing Board re- the original examination or survey: Provided further, duced.
Public Laws, That said board shall consist of seven members, a major232, amended. ity of whom shall be of rank not less than lieutenant
Sec. 5. That section five of the river and harbor Act approved July twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and twelve, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as
follows: Compilation “Sec. 5. That the Secretary of War is authorized and of river and harbor appro- directed to have prepared and transmitted to Congress priations directed.
at the earliest practicable date a compilation of preliminary examinations, surveys, and appropriation for works of river and harbor improvement similar in general form and subject matter to that which was prepared in accordance with the Act of June thirteenth, nineteen hundred and two, and printed in House Document Num
bered Four hundred and twenty-one, Fifty-seventh ConProviso. gress, second session: Provided, That the report to be
prepared in accordance with this provision shall be a Congress. revised edition of the report printed in the document
above mentioned, extended to the end of the Sixty-second Congress."
Sec. 6. That the first paragraph of section six of the river and harbor Act approved July twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and twelve, be, and the same is hereby,
amended so as to read as follows: Compilation “SEC. 6. That there shall be printed three thousand harbor laws to copies of a revised edition of the laws of the United be printed to include 620
States relating to the improvement of rivers and harbors Congress. passed between and including August eleventh, seventeen Distribution.
hundred and ninety, and the close of the third session of the Sixty-second Congress, of which six hundred copies shall be for the use of the Senate, one thousand four hundred copies for the use of the House, and one thou. sand copies for the use of the War Department. Said compilation shall be printed under the direction of the
Secretary of War." Allotment of Sec. 7. That where separate works or items are conconsolidated
solidated in this or subsequent river and harbor Acts and an aggregate amount is appropriated therefor the amounts appropriated shall, unless otherwise expressed, be expended in securing maintenance and improvement according to the respective projects adopted by Congress,
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River and harbor laws.
of river and
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after giving due regard to the respective needs of traffic.
Sec. 8. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized. Contributo receive from private parties such funds as may be con-therance of tributed by them to be expended in connection with funds projects auappropriated by the United States for any authorized work of public improvement of rivers and harbors, whenever such work and expenditure may be considered by the Chief of Engineers as advantageous to the interests of navigation.
Sec. 9. That in the preparation of projects under this Channel and subsequent river and harbor acts, unless otherwise dimensions expressed, the channel depths referred to shall be under-defined. stood to signify the depth at mean lower low water in tidal waters, and the mean depth during the month of lowest water in the navigation season in rivers and nontidal channels, and the channel dimensions specified shall be understood to admit of such increase at the entrances, bends, sidings, and turning places as may be necessary to allow of the free movement of boats.
CHAP. 145.-An Act Making appropriations for the Depart. Mar. 4, 1913. ment of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, (H. R. 28283.] nineteen hundred and fourteen.
430.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. tats.
p828 tives of the United States of America in Congress assem- Agricultural bled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropria
: appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the tions. United States not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, for the purposes and objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
GENERAL EXPENSES, WEATHER BUREAU: For carrying General exinto effect in the District of Columbia and elsewhere in the United States, in the West Indies or on adjacent coasts, in the Hawaiian Islands, and in Bermuda, the provisions of an Act approved October first, eighteen
hundred and ninety, so far as they relate to the weather service transferred thereby to the Department of Agriculture, and for every expenditure requisite for and in
cident to the establishment, equipment, and maintenance Cooperation of meteorological observation stations, including coopera
tion with other bureaus of the Government and societies and institutions of learning for the dissemination of meteorological information, as follows:
with other bureaus.
Provided, That hereafter all the provisions of the said Quarantine regulations Act approved March third, nineteen hundred and five, extended.
shall apply to any railroad company or other common carrier, whose road or line forms any part of a route over which cattle or other live stock are transported in the course of shipment from any quarantined State or Territory or the District of Columbia, or from the quarantined portion of any State or Territory or the District of CoTumbia, into any other State or Territory or the District of Columbia; and for carrying out the provisions of the
Act of June twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and six, enAnimals in titled “An Act to prevent cruelty to animals while in transit.
transit by railroad or other means of transportation, Collating
and to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to collect and disseminate information concerning live stock, dairy, and other animal products; to prepare and disseminate reports on animal industry; to employ and pay from the appropriation herein made as many persons in the city
of Washington or elsewhere as he may deem necessary ; Tuberculin to purchase in the open market samples of all tuberculin,
serums, antitoxins, or analogous products, of foreign or domestic manufacture, which are sold in the United States, for the detection, prevention, treatment, or cure of diseases of domestic animals, to test the same, and to disseminate the results of said tests in such manner as he
may deem best; to purchase and destroy diseased or exdestruction, etc., of ani- posed animals or quarantine the same whenever in his mals. judgment essential to prevent the spread of pleuropneu
monia, tuberculosis, or other diseases of animals from one
State to another, as follows: Viruses, That from and after July first, nineteen hundred and toxins, etc.
thirteen, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corbarmful, etc., poration to prepare, sell, barter, or exchange in the Disunlawful.
trict of Columbia, or in the Territories, or in any place under the jurisdiction of the United States, or to ship or deliver for shipment from one State or Territory or
the District of Columbia to any other State or Territory or the District of Columbia, any worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or harmful virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product intended for use in the treatment of domestic animals, and no person, firm, or corporation shall pre-Trade in pare, sell, barter, exchange, or ship as aforesaid any stricted to livirus, serum, toxin, or analogous product manufactured fien sed nestabwithin the United States and intended for use in the treatment of domestic animals, unless and until the said virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product shall have been prepared, under and in compliance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, at an establishment holding an unsuspended and unrevoked license issued by the Secretary of Agriculture as hereinafter authorized. That the importation into the United States, Importation without a permit from the Secretary of Agriculture, of virhermful any virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product for use in prohibited! the treatment of domestic animals, and the importation of any worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or harmful virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product for use in the treatment of domestic animals, are hereby prohibited. The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to. Inspection cause the Bureau of Animal Industry to examine and quality. inspect all viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products, for use in the treatment of domestic animals, which are being imported or offered for importation into the United States, to determine whether such viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products are worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or harmful, and if it shall appear that try, etc. any such virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product, for use in the treatment of domestic animals, is worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or harmful, the same shall be denied entry and shall be destroyed or returned at the expense of the owner or importer. That the Secretary of Agriculture be, and hereby is, authorized to make and Regulations, promulgate from time to time such rules and regula-issued. tions as may be necessary to prevent the preparation, sale, barter, exchange, or shipment as aforesaid of any worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or harmful virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product for use in the treatment of domestic animals, and to issue, suspend, and revoke licenses for the maintenance of establishment for the preparation of viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products, for use in the treatment of domestic animals, intended for sale, barter, exchange, or shipment as a foresaid. The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized Permits for to issue permits for the importation into the United States of viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products, for use in the treatment of domestic animais, which are not worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or harmful. All licenses issued under authority of this Act to establish- Inspection of ments where such viruses, serums, toxins, or analogous ments. products are prepared for sale, barter, exchange, or ship
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ment as aforesaid, shall be issued on condition that the licensee shall permit the inspection of such establishments and of such products and their preparation; and the Secretary of Agriculture may suspend or revoke any per
mit or license issued under authority of this Act, after Suspension
opportunity for hearing has been granted the licensee or importer, when the Secretary of Agriculture is satisfied that such license or permit is being used to facilitate or effect the preparation, sale, barter, exchange, or shipment as aforesaid, or the importation into the Únited States of any worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or harmful virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product for use in the treatment of domestic animals. That any officer, agent, or employee of the Department of Agriculture duly authorized by the Secretary of Agriculture for the purpose may, at any hour during the daytime or nighttime, enter and inspect any establishment licensed under this Act where any virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product for
use in the treatment of domestic animals is prepared for Punishment for violations, sale, barter, exchange, or shipment as aforesaid. That
any person, firm, or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment not ex
ceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, Amount for in the discretion of the court. That there is hereby ap
propriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct, for the purposes and objects of this Act, the sum of $25,000, which appropriation shall become available on July first, nineteen hundred and thir- · teen, and may be expended at any time before July first, nineteen hundred and fourteen;
BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY.
Foreign seed For investigations in foreign seed and plant introducand plant introduction. tion, including the study, collection, purchase, testing,
propagation, and distribution of rare and valuable seeds, bulbs, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants from foreign countries and from our possessions, and for experiments with reference to their introduction and cultivation in this country, $83,000;
Seeds, purchase, dis.
PURCHASE AND DISTRIBUTION OF VALUABLE SEEDS: tribution, etc. Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture, after due Contracts
advertisement and on competitive bids, is authorized to for seed pack- award the contract for the supplying of printed packets ing, etc. and envelopes and the packeting, assembling, and mail
ing of the seeds, bulbs, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants,