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Issue by Director of Mines Bureau.

portation in violation of any proclamation of the Presi

dent issued under any Act of Congress. Im porter's. (f) Importer's license, authorizing the licensee to im

port explosives. Technical, etc. (g) Analyst's, educator's, inventor's, and investigator's

licenses authorizing the purchase, manufacture, possession, testing, and disposal of explosives and ingredients.

SEC. 11. That the Director of the Bureau of Mines shall

issue licenses, upon application duly made, but only to Restriction.

citizens of the United States of America, and to the subjects or citizens of nations that are at peace with them,

and to corporations, firms, and associations thereof, and fuiscretionary he may, in his discretion, refuse to issue a license, when

he has reason to believe, from facts of which he has knowledge or reliable information, that the applicant is disloyal or hostile to the United States of America, or that, if the applicant is a firm, association, society, or corporation,

its controlling stockholders or members are disloyal or Rovocation. hostile to the United States of America. The director

may, when he has reason to believe on like grounds that

any licensee is so disloyal or hostile, revoke any license Appeals to issued to him. Any applicant to whom a license is refused

licensee whose license is revoked by the said direcon refusal, etc.

tor may, at any time within thirty days after notification of the rejection of his application or revocation of his license, apply for such license or the cancellation of such revocation to the Council of National Defense, which shall make its order upon the director either to grant or to withhold the license.

Sec. 12. That any person desiring to manufacture, sell, mont required in.

export, import, store, or purchase explosives or ingredients, or to keep explosives or ingredients in his possession, shall make application for a license, which application shall state, under oath, the name of the applicant: the place of birth; whether native born or naturalized citizen of the United States of America; if a naturalized citizen, the date and place of naturalization; business in which engaged; the amount and kind of explosives or ingredients which during the past six months have been purchased, disposed of, or used by him; the amount and kind of explosives or ingredients now on hand; whether sales, if any, have been made to jobbers, wholesalers, retailers, or consumers; the kind of license to be issued, and the kind and amount of explosives or ingredients to be authorized by the license; and such further information

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tional Defense

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Applications.
Sworn state-

ister oaths,

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as the Director of the Bureau of Mines may, by rule, from time to time require.

Applications for vendor's, purchasers, or foreman's izeofficers author licenses shall be made to such officers of the State, Territory, or dependency having jurisdiction in the district within which the explosives or ingredients are to be sold or used, and having the power to administer oaths as may be designated by the Director of the Bureau of Mines, who shall issue the same in the name of such director. Such officers shall be entitled to receive from the applicant a fee of 25 cents for (388] each license issued. They Fees, records, shall keep an accurate record of all licenses issued in manner and form to be prescribed by the Director of the Bureau of Mines, to whom they shall make reports from time to time as may be by rule issued by the director required. The necessary blanks and blank records shall be furnished to such officers by the said director. Licens- Removal of Iting officers shall be subject to removal for cause by the ete. Director of the Bureau of Mines, and all licenses issued by them shall be subject to revocation by the director as Ante, p. 387. provided in section eleven.

Sec. 13. That the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, may appoint in each State and Appointment in Alaska an explosives inspector, whose duty it shall be, under the direction of the Director of the Bureau of Mines, to see that this Act is faithfully executed and observed. Each such inspector shall receive a salary of etc. detalls, $2,400 per annum. He may at any time be detailed for service by said director in the District of Columbia or in any State, Territory, or dependency of the United States. All additional employees required in carrying out the endministrativo provisions of this Act shall be appointed by the Director of the Bureau of Mines, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.

Sec. 14. That it shall be unlawful for any person to lawful acts conrepresent himself as having a license issued under this nected with Act, when he has not such a license, or as having a license different in form or in conditions from the one which he in fact has, or without proper authority make, cause to be made, issue or exhibit anything purporting or pretending to be such license, or intended to mislead any person into believing it is such a license, or to refuse to exhibit his license to any peace officer, Federal or State, or representative of the Bureau of Mines.

Explosivos inspectors.

censes.

Distinctive marking of premsos.

Unauthorized presence at prem

den.

Effective rules, etc., to be made.

Unauthorized

Sec. 15. That no inspector or other employee of the
divulging of in-
formation forbid- Bureau of Mines shall divulge any information obtained

in the course of his duties under this Act regarding the
business of any licensee, or applicant for license, without
authority from the applicant for license or from the
Director of the Bureau of Mines.

Sec. 16. That every person authorized under this Act
to manufacture or store explosives or ingredients shall
clearly mark and define the premises on which his plant
or magazine may be and shall conspicuously display
thereon the words “Explosives-Keep Off.”

Sec. 17. That no person, without the consent of the
Ises, etc., forbid-

owner or his authorized agents, except peace officers, the
Director of the Bureau of Mines and persons designated
by him in writing, shall be in or upon any plant or prem-
ises on which explosives are manufactured or stored, or

be in or upon any magazine premises on which explosives
Discharging
firearms, etc. are stored; nor shall any person discharge any firearms

or throw or place any explosives or inflammable bombs
at, on, or against any such plant or magazine premises, or
cause the same to be done.

SEC. 18. That the Director of the Bureau of Mines is
hereby authorized to make rules and regulations for car-
rying into effect this Act, subject to the approval of the

Secretary of the Interior. violations.

Sec. 19. That any person violating any of the provisions of this Act, or any rules or regulations made thereunder, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment not more than one year, or by both such fine and

imprisonment. Investigations

SEC. 20. That the Director of the Bureau of Mines is oplosions and hereby authorized to investigate all explosions and fires

which may occur in mines, quarries, factories, warehouses, er eitles, etc. magazines, houses, cars, boats, conveyances, and all speciñod.

places in which explosives or the ingredients thereof are

manufactured, transported, stored, or used, and shall, in
Report of ind.
ings, otc. his discretion, report his findings, in such manner as he

may deem fit, to the proper Federal or State authorities,
to the end that if such explosion has been brought about
by a willful act the (389) person or persons causing such
act may be proceeded against and brought to justice; or,
if said explosion has been brought about by accidental

means, that precautions may be taken to prevent similar hority con accidents from occurring. In the prosecution of such nemploy.

investigations the employees of the Bureau of Mines are

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hereby granted the authority to enter the premises where such explosion or fire has occurred, to examine plans, books, and papers, to administer oaths to, and to examine all witnesses and persons concerned, without let or hindrance on the part of the owner, lessee, operator, or agent thereof.

Sec. 21. That the Director of the Bureau of Mines, Utilization of with the approval of the President, is hereby authorized etc., agencios. to utilize such agents, agencies, and all officers of the United States and of the several States, Territories, dependencies, and municipalities thereof, and the District of Columbia, in the execution of this Act, and all agents, Authority con agencies, and all officers of the United States and of the acts. several States and Territories, dependencies, and municipalities thereof, and the District of Columbia, shall hereby have full authority for all acts done by them in the execution of this Act when acting by the direction of the Bureau of Mines.1 Sec. 22. That for the enforcement of the provisions of Appropriation

or all oxponses. this Act, including personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and including supplies, equipment, expenses of traveling and subsistence, and for the purchase and hire of animal-drawn or motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles, and upkeep of same, and for every other expense incident to the enforcement of the provisions of this Act, there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $300,000, or so much thereof as may be neces- Proviso. sary: Provided, That not to exceed $10,000 shall be ex-motor vohicles. pended in the purchase of motor-propelled passengercarrying vehicles.

Amount for

“PATENTS ACT.”

October 6, 1917. [394] CHAP. 95.--An Act To prevent the publication of inventions by (8. 2531.)

the grant of patents that might be detrimental to the public safety (Public, No. 80.1 or convey useful information to the enemy, to stimulate invention, and provide adequate protection to owners of patents, and for other purposes. (Approved, October 6, 1917. 40 Stats. 394.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever during a time when the United States is Patents,

Withheld durat war the publication of an invention by the granting ing war il discloof a patent might, in the opinion of the Commissioner of detrimental, etc.

Post, p. 422. Patents, be detrimental to the public safety or defense

See Presidential Proclamation, No. 1404, October 26, 1917 [p. 142).

Proviso. Held

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or might assist the enemy or endanger the successful
prosecution of the war he may order that the invention
be kept secret and withhold the grant of a patent until

the termination of the war: Provided, That the invenabandoned i tion disclosed in the application for said patent may be

(395) held abendoned upon it being established before or
by the commissioner that in violation of said order said
invention has been published or that an application for
a patent therefor has been filed in a foreign country by
the inventor or his assigns or legal representatives, with-
out the consent or approval of the Commissioner of
Patents, or under a license of the Secretary of Commerce

as provided by law.
Compensation When an applicant whose patent is withheld as herein
dered to the Gov. provided and who faithfully obeys the order of the Com-

missioner of Patents above referred to shall tender his
invention to the Government of the United States for its

use, he shall, if and when he ultimately received a patent,
author- have the right to sue for compensation in the Court of

Claims, such right to compensation to begin from the
date of the use of the invention by the Government.

if invention ten

ernment by patenten

Suit ized.

“TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT."

October 6, 1917. [411] Chap. 106.-An Act To define, regulate, and punish trading (H. R. 4960.)

with the enemy, and for other purposes. (Approved, October 6, 1917. (Public, No. 91.)

40 Stats. 411.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Trading with That this Act shall be known as the "Trading with the the Enemy Act.

enemy Act."

Terms defined. “Enemy."

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SEC. 2. That the word “enemy," as used herein, shell be deemed to mean, for the purposes of such trading and

of this Act Persons resid (a) Any individual, partnership, or other body of indiing in enemy country of trad-viduals, of any nationality, resident within the territory

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(including that occupied by the military and naval
forces) of any nation with which the United States is at

war, or resident outside the United States and doing Foreign corpor- business within such territory, and any corporation ations included.

incorporated within such territory of any nation with
which the United States is at war or incorpore ted within
any country other than the United States and doing
business within such territory.

1 In this connection seo Presidential Proclamation No. 1420, January 1, 1918 (p. 150].

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