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or any part thereof, for a period of not more than five years nor less than one year, if by such action he can best protect the interests of the United States. An equal pro- sional distribuportion of five-sixths of all seeds, bulbs, shrubs, vines, tion. cuttings, and plants shall, upon their request, after due notification by the Secretary of Agriculture that the allotment to their respective districts is ready for distribution, be supplied to Senators, Representatives, and Delegates in 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 containing packages of on wrappers, seeds the contents thereof shall be plainly indicated, and etc. 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 the locality he represents: Provided, also, That the seeds allotted to
Early disSenators and Representatives for distribution in the distribution for tricts embraced within the twenty-fifth and thirty-fourth tion. 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, Representatives, of uncalled for and Delegates in Congress remaining uncalled 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:
GENERAL EXPENSES, FOREST SERVICE: To enable the Secretary of Agriculture to experiment and to make and continue investigations and report on forestry, national for- envestigations, ests, forest fires, and lumbering, but no part of this Restricted to appropriation shall be used for any experiment or test made outside the jurisdiction of the United States;
to ascertain the natural conditions upon and utilize the national forests; and the Secretary of Agriculture may, in his discretion, permit timber and other forest products cut or removed from the national forests to be exported from the State, Territory, or the District of Alaska in which said forests are respectively situated;
Sale of timber.
For salaries and field and station expenses, including Maintenance, the maintenance of nurseries, collecting seed, and plant
ing, necessary for the use, maintenance, improvement, and protection of the national forests named below:
That hereafter an additional ten per centum of all expenditures from receipts moneys received from the national forests during each roads and fiscal year shall be available at the end thereof, to be ex
pended 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 with Statet aur
. 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;
Leaves of absence to em. ployees in Alaska.
That hereafter the employees of the Forest Service who are assigned to permanent duty in Alaska may, in the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture, without additional expense to the Government, be granted leave of absence not to exceed thirty days in any one year, which leave may, in exceptional and meritorious cases where such an employee is ill, be extended, in the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture, not to exceed thirty days additional in any one year.
Total for Forest Service, $5,399,679.
Migratory game, etc., birds.
of United States.
All wild geese, wild swans, brant, wild ducks, snipe,
plover, woodcock, rail, wild pigeons, and all other migrader protection tory game and insectivorous birds which in their north
ern and southern migrations pass through or do not remain permanently the entire year within the borders of any State or Territory, shall hereafter be deemed to be within the custody and protection of the Government of the United States, and shall not be destroyed or taken contrary to regulations hereinafter provided therefor.
Publication of regulations before final adoption.
The Department of Agriculture, after the preparation of said regulations, shall cause the same to be made public, and shall allow a period of three months in which
said regulations may be examined and considered before final adoption, permitting, when deemed proper, public hearings thereon, and after final adoption shall cause the same to be engrossed and submitted to the President of the United States for approval: Provided, however, That Erectson nothing herein contained shall be deemed to affect or in- local laws. terfere with the local laws of the States and Territories for the protection of nonmigratory game or other birds resident and breeding within their borders, nor to prevent the States and Territories from enacting laws and regulations to promote and render efficient the regulations of the Department of Agriculture provided under this statute.
OFFICE OF EXPERIMENT STATIONS.
GENERAL EXPENSES, OFFICE OF EXPERIMENT STATIONS:
To enable the Secretary of Agriculture to es- penses, tablish and maintain agricultural experiment stations in agricultural Alaska, Hawaii, Porto Rico, and the island of Guam, experiment including the erection of buildings, the preparation, illustration, and distribution of reports and bulletins, and all other necessary expenses, $110,000, as follows: Alaska, $35,000, of which sum $5,000 shall be immedi-Aaskai
, ately available; Hawaii, $30,000; Porto Rico, $30,000; Porto Rico, and Guam, $15,000, including not to exceed $2,000 for the purchase of land; and the Secretary of Agriculture is Sale of authorized to sell such products as are obtained on the products. land belonging to the agricultural experiment stations in Alaska, Hawaii, Porto Rico, and the island of Guam, and this fund shall be available until used;
CHAP. 149.-An Act Making appropriations to supply defi- (H. R. 28858.)
Mar. 4, 1913. ciencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirteen and for prior years, and for other purposes.
37 Stat L., Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt. 1, p. 912. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of
appropriaany money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, tions. to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirteen, and for prior years, and for other purposes, namely:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
CLAIMS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS FOR LOSSES IN SAMOA IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINE: For the payment Payment of of the amounts found by the Secretary of State to be due awards. to American citizens for losses growing out of the joint
naval operations of the United States and Great Britain in and about the town of Apia, Samoan Islands, in eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, the King of Sweden, by an international award, having found the United States and Great Britain to be responsible for such losses, $14,811.42.
May 8, 1911. [H. J. Res. 2.)
[No. 1.) Joint Resolution Making appropriations for the pay
ment of certain expenses incident to the first session of the Sixty[Pub. Res., second Congress.
No. 1.] 37 Stat. L., Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives pt. 1, p. 35.
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Legislative
That the following sums are hereby appropriated, out of propriations.
any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the following purposes:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
For stationery for Members and Delegates and Resident Commissioners, at one hundred and twenty-five dollars each, for the first session of the Sixty-second Congress, forty-nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.
May 8, 1911. [H. J. Res. 3.)
[No. 2.) Joint Resolution Making immediately available the ap
propriations for mileage of Senators and of Members of the House [Pub. Res., of Representatives.
No. 2.) 37 Stat. L., Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives pt. 1, p. 30.
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Mileagenap. That the appropriations for mileage of
Delepropriations for Senators gates from the Territories, and expenses of Resident and Members Commissioners, made in the legislative, executive, and
judicial appropriation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and twelve, approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and eleven, be, and the same are hereby, made immediately available and authorized to be paid to
Delegates from the Territories, and Resident Commissioners for attendance on the first session of the Sixty-second Congress.
Dec. 21, 1911. (No. 3.) Joint Resolution To pay Members, Delegates, and Resi(H. J. Res. 189.)
dent Commissioners, their allowance for clerk hire for December,
nineteen hundred and eleven, on the twenty-first day of that [Pub. Res., month.
No. 15.] 37 Stat. L., Resolved by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives pt. 1, p. 628.
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, House of That the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorRepresenta
ized and directed to pay to Members, Delegates, and Resi
dent Commissioners, their clerk hire for the month of Clerk bire
for December December, nineteen hundred and eleven, on the twenty- to be paid De
cember 21, first day of said month.
(No. 10.) Joint Resolution To amend the joint resolution to Mar. 14, 1912, prohibit the export of coal or other material used in war from 1S. J. Res. 89.] any sea port of the United States.
No. 22.] Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives 37 stat. L., of the United States of America in Congress assembled, pt. 1, p. 630. That the joint resolution to prohibit the export of coal or Export of other material used in war from any seaport of the
war material. United States, approved April twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, be, and hereby is, amended to read as follows:
That whenever the President shall find that in any President American country conditions of domestic violence exist may limiter
port of arms which are promoted by the use of arms or munitions of to American war procured from the United States, and shall make
domestic vioproclamation thereof, it shall be unlawful to export ex- lence exists. cept under such limitations and exceptions as the President shall prescribe any arms or munitions of war from any place in the United States to such country until otherwise ordered by the President or by Congress.
Sec. 2. That any shipment of material hereby declared Punishment unlawful after such a proclamation shall be punishable by for violations. fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both.
(No. 21.) Joint Resolution Making appropriations to supply May 30, 1912. deficiencies in the appropriations for contingent expenses of the [H. Res.
319.) Senate and House of Representatives for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and twelve, and for other purposes.
37 Stat. L., Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives pt. 1, p. 634. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any Deficiencies
appropria money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to tions. supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and twelve, namely:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
For miscellaneous items and expenses of special and Miscellaneous select committees, exclusive of salaries and labor, unless cial and select specifically ordered by the House of Representatives,
For stationery for Members of the House of Represent. Stationery. atives, Delegates from Territories, and Resident Commissioners, and for the use of the committees and officers of the House, $1,000.