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Census Statistics as to Tobacco and Cotton, see CENSUS.
Cotton Reports, see AGRICULTURE,

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STEAM VESSELS.

Act of May 22, 1912, Ch. 130, 391.
Sec. 1. Steamboat Inspection Service - Supervising Inspector's Reports -

To be Made at End of Fiscal Year - Examination by General

Board, 391.

2. Effect, 392. Act of January 24, 1913, Ch. 10, 392.

Passenger Steamers Dangerous Articles Not to Be Carried On,

392. Act of March 3, 1912, Ch. 118, 392. Sec.1. Licensed Officers and Crew, 392. 2. Record of Minimum Deck Officers Licensed Officers Required

Master Mates Vessels over 1000 Tons Smaller Vessels

Increase Authorized, 393.
3. Limitation of Watch Duty of Deck Officers, 393.

4. Conflicting Laws Repealed, 394. Act of March 4, 1913, Ch. 159, 394.

Steamboat Inspection Service - Inspectors of Hulls and Boilers for

Los Angeles, Cal. 394. Act of October 22, 1913, Ch. 32, 394.

Travel Expenses Restricted, 394.

An Act To require supervising inspectors, Steamboat-Inspection Service, to submit their

annual reports at the end of each fiscal year,

[Act of May 22, 1912, ch. 130.]

[Sec. 1.] [Steamboat Inspection Service - supervising inspector's reports - to be made at end of fiscal year examination by general board.] That section forty-four hundred and ten, Revised Statutes of the United States, be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 4410. Each supervising inspector shall report, in writing, at the end of each fiscal year to the Supervising Inspector General the general business transacted in his district during the year, embracing all violations of the laws regulating vessels, and the action taken in relation to the same; all investigations and decisions by local inspectors; and all cases of appeal and the result thereof. The board shall examine into all the acts of each supervising inspector and local board, and all complaints made against same, in relation to the performance of their duties under the law, and the judgment of the board in each case shall

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be entered upon their journal; and the board shall, as far as possible, correct mistakes where they exist.” [37 Stat. L. 116.]

For R. S. sec. 4410 as it read prior to this amendment see 7 Fed. Stat. Annot. 165.

Sec. 2. [Effect.] That this Act shall take effect and be in force on and after the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twelve. [37 Stat. L. 116.]

An Act To amend section forty-four hundred and seventy-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States, relating to the carrying of dangerous articles on passenger steamers.

[Act of January 24, 1913, ch. 10.)

[Passenger steamers dangerous articles not to be carried on.] That seetion forty-four hundred and seventy-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by the Act of March third, nineteen hundred and five, and by the Act of May twenty-eight, nineteen hundred and six, be further amended by substituting a colon for the period at the end of said section as amended and adding thereto the following proviso: Provided further, That nothing in the foregoing or following sections of this Act shall prohibit the use, by steam vessels carrying passengers for hire, of lifeboats equipped with gasoline motors, and tanks containing gasoline for the operation of said motor-driven lifeboats: Provided, however, That no gasoline shall be carried other than that in the tanks of the lifeboats: Provided further, That the use of such lifeboats equipped with gasoline motors shall be under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the board of supervising inspectors with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor." [37 Stat. L. 650.]

For R. S. sec. 4472 as it read prior to this amendment see 1909 Supp. Fed. Stat. Annot. 651.

An Act To regulate the officering and manning of vessels subject to the inspection laws of

the United States.

[Act of March 3, 1912, ch. 118.]

[SEC. 1.] [Licensed officers and crew.] That section forty-four hundred and sixty-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States, be, and is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 4463. Any vessel of the United States subject to the provisions of this title or to the inspection laws of the United States shall not be navigated unless she shall have in her service and on board such complement of licensed officers and crew as may, in the judgment of the local inspectors who inspect the vessel, be necessary for her safe navigation. The local inspectors shall make in the certificate of inspection of the vessel an entry of such complement of officers and crew, which may be changed from time to time by indorsement on such certificate by local inspectors by reason of change of conditions or employment. Such entry or indorsement shall be subject to a right of appeal, under regulations to be made by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, to the supervising inspector and from him to the Supervising Inspector General, who shall have the power to revise, set aside, or affirm the said determination of the local inspectors.

"If any such vessel is deprived of the services of any number of the crew without the consent, fault, or collusion of the master, owner, or any person interested in the vessel, the vessel may proceed on her voyage if, in the judg

ment of the master, she is sufficiently manned for such voyage: Provided, That the master shall ship, if obtainable, a number equal to the number of those whose services he has been deprived of by desertion or casualty, who must be of the same grade or of a higher rating with those whose places they fill. If the master shall fail to explain in writing the cause of such deficiency in the crew to the local inspectors within twelve hours of the time of the arrival of the vessel at her destination, he shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars. If the vessel shall not be manned as provided in this Act, the owner shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars, or, in case of an insufficient number of licensed officers, to a penalty of five hundred dollars.” [37 Stat. L. 732.]

R. S. sec. 4463 as it read prior to this amendment is given in 7 Fed. Stat. Annot. 181. Sec. 2. [Record of minimum deck officers licensed officers required master mates vessels over 1,000 tons smaller vessels increase authorized.] That the board of local inspectors shall make an entry in the certificate of inspection of every ocean and coastwise sea-going merchant vessel of the United States propelled by machinery, and every ocean-going vessel carrying passengers, the minimum number of licensed deck officers required for her safe navigation according to the following scale:

That no such vessel shall be navigated unless she shall have on board and in her service one duly licensed master.

That every such vessel of one thousand gross tons and over, propelled by machinery, shall have in her service and on board three licensed mates, who shall stand in three watches while such vessel is being navigated, unless such vessel is engaged in a run of less than four hundred miles from the port of departure to the port of final destination, then such vessel shall have two licensed mates; and every vessel of two hundred gross tons and less than one thousand gross tons, propelled by machinery, shall have two licensed mates.

That every such vessel of one hundred gross tons and under two hundred gross tons, propelled by machinery, shall have on board and in her service one licensed mate; but if such vessel is engaged in a trade in which the time required to make the passage from the port of departure to the port of destination exceeds twenty-four hours, then such vessel shall have two licensed mates.

That nothing in this section shall be so construed as to prevent local inspectors from increasing the number of licensed officers on any vessel subject to the inspection laws of the United States if, in their judgment, such vessel is not sufficiently manned for her safe navigation: Provided, That this section shall not apply to fishing or whaling vessels, yachts, or motor boats as defined in the Act of June ninth, nineteen hundred and ten. [37 Stat. L. 733.]

For the Act of June 9, 1910, see 1912 Supp. Fed. Stat. Annot. 39.
Sec. 3. [Limitation of watch duty of deck officers.] That it shall be unlaw-

] ful for the master, owner, agent, or other person having authority, to permit an officer of any vessel to take charge of the deck watch of the vessel upon leaving or immediately after leaving port, unless such officer shall have had at least six hours off duty within the twelve hours immediately preceding the time of sailing, and no licensed officer on any ocean or coastwise vessel shall be required to do duty to exceed nine hours of any twenty-four while in port, including the date of arrival, or more than twelve hours of any twenty-four at sea, except in a case of emergency when life or property is endangered. Any violation of this section shall subject the person or persons guilty thereof to a penalty of one hundred dollarg. [37 Stat. L. 733.]

Sec. 4. [Conflicting laws repealed.] That all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed. [37 Stat. L. 733.]

An Act To create a board of local inspectors, Steamboat-Inspection Service, for the port of

Los Angeles, California.

[Act of March 4, 1913, ch. 159.]

[Steamboat Inspection Service - inspectors of hulls and boilers for Los Angeles, Cal.] That section forty-four hundred and fourteen of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended by inserting in the first paragraph thereof, after the words “New Orleans, Louisiana,” and before the words “Juneau, Alaska,” the words “Los Angeles, California”; and that the said section be further amended by inserting in the fifth paragraph thereof, after the words “Portland, Maine," and before the words “Juneau, Alaska,” the words "Los Angeles, California.” [37 Stat. L. 1013.]

See 7 Fed. Stat. Annot. 166; 10 Fed. Stat. Annot. 390.

[Travel expenses restricted.]

Hereafter inspectors and other employees in the Steamboat-Inspection Service shall be allowed, in lieu of mileage, only their actual necessary traveling expenses while traveling on official business assigned them by competent authority. [38 Stat. L. 223.]

This is from the Deficiencies Appropriation Act of Oct. 22, 1913, ch. 32

SURGEON GENERAL.

Sec HEALTH AND QUARANTINE.

TARIFF ACT.

See CUSTOMS DUTIES.

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