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LICENSE OF ARSENIC INDUSTRY.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, under and by virtue of an act of Congress entitled “An act to provide further for the national security and defense by encouraging the production, conserving the supply, and controlling the distribution of food products and fuel," approved by the President on the 10th day of August, 1917, it is provided among other things as follows:

That, by reason of the existence of a state of war, it is essential to the national security and defense, for the successful prosecution of the war, and for the support and maintenance of the Army and Navy, to assure an adequate supply and equitable distribution, and to facilitate the movement of foods, feeds, fuel, including fuel oil and natural gas, and fertilizer and fertilizer ingredients, tools, utensils, implements, machinery, and equipment required for the actual production of foods, feeds, and fuel, hereafter in this act called necessaries; to prevent, locally or generally, scarcity, monopolization, hoarding, injurious speculation, manipulations, and private controls, affecting such supply, distribution, and movement; and to establish and maintain governmental control of such necessaries during the war. For such purposes the instrumentalities, means, methods, powers, authorities, duties, obligations, and prohibitions hereinafter set forth are created, established, conferred, and prescribed. The President is authorized to make such regulations and to issue such orders as are essential effectively to carry out the provisions of this act.

And whereas it is further provided in said act as follows: That, from time to time, whenever the President shall find it essential to license the importation, manufacture, storage, mining, or distribution of any necessaries, in order to carry into effect any of the purposes of this act, and shall publicly so announce, no person shall, after a date fixed in the announcement, engage in or carry on any such business specified in the announcement of importation, manufacture, storage, mining, or distribution of any necessaries as set forth in such announcement, unless he shall secure and hold a license issued pursuant to this section. The President is authorized to issue such licenses and to prescribe regulations for the issuance of licenses and requirements for systems of accounts and auditing of accounts to be kept by licensees, submission of reports by them, with or without oath or affirmation, and the entry and inspection by the President's duly authorized agents of the places of business of licensees.

And whereas it is essential, in order to carry into effect the provisions of the said act, and in order to secure an adequate supply and equitable distribution, and to facilitate the movement of certain necessaries hereafter in this proclamation specified, that the license powers conferred upon the President by said act be at this time exercised to the extent hereinafter set forth.

Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the powers conferred on me by said act of Congress, hereby find and determine and by this proclamation do announce that it is essential, in order to carry into effect the pur37639—18

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poses of said act, to license the importation, manufacture, storage, and distribution of the following necessaries: white arsenic, and other insecticides containing arsenic.

All persons, firms, corporations, and associations (except those specifically exempted by said act of Congress) engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing, storing, or distributing white arsenic, or engaged in the business of manufacturing other insecticides containing arsenic, are hereby required to secure a license on or before November 20, 1917, and all those engaged in the business of importing, storing, or distributing other insecticides containing arsenic are hereby required to secure a license on or before December 10, 1917, which licenses will be issued under such rules and regulations governing the conduct of the business as may be prescribed.

The United States Food Administrator shall supervise, direct, and carry into effect the provisions of said act, and the powers and authority thereby given to the President, as far as the same apply to white arsenic and other insecticides containing arsenic, and to any and all practices, procedure, and regulations authorized or required under the provisions of said act, including the issuance, regulation, and revocation, in the name of said Food Administrator, of licenses under said act, and in this behalf he shall do and perform such acts and things as may be authorized or required of him from time to time by direction of the President, and under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the President, from time to time.

And for all the purposes aforesaid he may make use of the governmental organization called the United States Food Administration.

Applications for licenses must be made to the United States Food Administrator, Washington, D. C., upon forms prepared by him for that purpose.

Any person, firm, corporation, or association, other than those herein before excepted, who shall engage in the business of importing, manufacturing, storing, or distributing white arsenic or other insecticides containing arsenic, after the dates aforesaid, without first securing such license, will be liable to the penalties prescribed by said act of Congress

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done in the District of Columbia this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and of the independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and forty-second. (SEAL)

WOODROW WILSON. By the President: FRANK L. Polk, Acting Secretary of Stałe.

No. 1407.)

CERTAIN FURTHER EXPORTS UNLAWFUL IN TIME OF WAR.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas Congress has enacted, and the President has on the fifteenth day of June, 1917, approved a law which contains the following provisions:

Whenever during the present war the President shall find that the public safety shall so require, and shall make proclamation thereof, it shall be unlawful to export from or ship from or take out of the United States to any country named in such proclamation any article or articles mentioned in such proclamation, except at such time or times, and under such regulations and orders, and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President shall prescribe, until otherwise ordered by the Presldent or by Congress: Provided, however, That no preference shall be given to the ports of one State over those of another.

Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim to all whom it may concern, that the public safety requires that the following articles (in addition to the articles controlled by the second division of the proclamation ot August 27. 1917), namely: iron and steel wire rope, able and strands consisting of six or more wires: stud link chain cable: micrometers and calipers lathe chucks:antimony. antimony ore, asbestos, balata, mica, mica splittings, strontium ores, titanium, wolframite and iridium; arsenic and its compounds, opium, caustic soda, soda ash, methylethy: ketone and wood alcohol: acetic acid, glacial acetic acid, acetate of cellulose and all acetates; animal oils and vegetable oils: beans, eggs, peanut meal, flaxseed, soya bean meal, soya bean oil, starch, canned peas, canned tomatoes, canned corn, dried prunes, dried apricots, dried apples. dried raisins and dried peaches quebracho and chestnut extracts; vegetable fibre bags and bagging, except cotton bags and bagging; rubber, sponges, guttajoolatong gutta-percha, gutta-siak, shellac, seedlac and cinchona bark; hospital gauze and surgical instruments; yellow pine wood measuring 1' x l' x 25' and larger sizes; and poster paper: shall not, on and after the first day of December in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, be exported from or shipped from or taken out of the United States or its territorial possessions to Abyssinia, Afghanistan, Argentina, Belgium, her colonies, possessions or protectorates, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, her colonies, possessions or protectorates, Great Britain, her colonies, possessions or protectorates, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, her colonies, possessions or protectorates, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, the colonies, possessions or protectorates of The Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Persia, Peru, Portugal, her colonies, possessions or protectorates, Roumania, Russia, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia, Siam, Uruguay or Venezuela, or to any territory occupied by the military forces of the United States or the nations associated with the United States in the war, except at such time or times, and under such regulations and orders, and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President shall prescribe, until obherwise ordered by the President or by Congress.

The regulations, orders, limitations and exceptions prescribed will be administered by and under the authority of the War Trade Board, from whom licenses, in conformity with said regulations, orders, limitations and exceptions, will issue Said proclamation of August 27, 1917, is hereby confirmed and continued, and all rules and regulations heretofore made in connection therewith or in pursuance thereof, including the Executive order of October 12, 1917, are likewise hereby confirmed and continued and made applicable to this proclamation.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done in the District of Columbia, this 28th day of November in the

year our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-second. SEAL.

WOODROW WILSON. By the President, ROBERT LANSING,

Secretary of State.

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(No. 1410.)

CERTAIN IMPORTS PROHIBITED EXCEPT UNDER LICENSE.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas Congress has enacted, and the President has on the sixth day of October, 1917, approved, a law which contains the following provisions:

Whenever during the present war the President shall find that the public safety so requires and shall make proclamation thereof it shall be unlawfu to import into the United States from any country named in such proclamation any article or articles mentioned in such proclamation except at such time or times, and under such regulations or orders, and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the Presiden: -hall prescribe, until otherwise ordered by the President or by Congress: Provided, however, That no preference shall be given to the ports o one State over those or another.

Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim to all whom it may concern

that the public safety requires that the following articles, namely: an timony, antimony ore, or any chemical extracted therefrom; asbestos; beans of all kinds; balata; burlap; castor seed, castor oil; cotton; chrome, chrome ore, or any ferro-alloy or chemical extracted therefrom; coconut oil; cobalt, cobalt ore, or any ferro-alloy or chemical extracted therefrom; copra; industrial diamonds; all ferro-alloys; flax; gutta joolatong; gutta percha; gutta siak; hemp; hides and skins; jute; iridium; leather, manganese, manganese ore, or any ferro-alloy or chemical extracted therefrom; mica, molybdenum, molybdenum ore, or any ferro-alloy or chemical extracted therefrom; naxos emery and naxos emery ore; nickel, nickel ore, matte, or any ferro-alloy or chemical extracted therefrom; sodium, potassium, or calcium nitrates; optical glass; palm oil; platinum; plumbago; pyrites; rice; rubber, raw, reclaimed, waste or scrap; scheelite; shellac; sisal; soya bean oil; spiegeleisen; sugars; tanning materials; tin in bars, blocks, pigs, or grain or granulated; tin ore and tin concentrates, or any chemical extracted therefrom; titanium, titanium ore, or any ferro-alloy or chemical extracted therefrom; tobacco; tungsten, tungsten ore, or any ferro-alloy or chemical extracted therefrom; vanadium, vanadium ore, or any ferro-alloy or chemical extracted therefrom; wheat and wheat flour; wolframite; or wool, shall not, from and after the date of this proclamation, be imported into the United States or its territorial possessions from Abyssinia, Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Germany, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Great Britain, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Japan, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nepal, The Netherlands, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Persia, Peru, Portugal, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Roumania, Russia, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia, Siam, Spain, her colonies, possessions and protectorates, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, or Venezuela, except under license granted by the War Trade Board in accordance with regulations or orders and subject to such limitations and exceptions as have heretofore been made or shall hereafter be prescribed in pursuance of the powers conferred by said act of October 6, 1917, and the Executive order of October 12, 1917.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done in the District of Columbia, this 28th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen and of the

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