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AN ACT to repeal the provisions of an act entitled “An act to

amend sections forty-four hundred and eighty-eight and fortyfour hundred and eighty-nine of the Revised Statutes, requiring life-saving appliances on steamers," approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, so far as they relate to steamers plying exclusively upon any of the lakes, bays, or sounds of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of an act entitled "An act to amend sections forty-four hundred and eighty-eight and forty-four hundred and eightynine of the Revised Statutes, requiring life-saving appliances on steamers," approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty. nine, be, and the same are hereby, repealed so far as they relate to the carrying of line-carrying projectiles and the means of propelling them on steamers plying exclusively upon any of the lakes, bays, or sounds of the United States.

SEC. 2. That nothing herein contained shall be construed to repeal or affect the provisions of said act so far as they apply to ocean-going steamers; and that all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved, April 11, 1892.

[Act of September 4, 1890, in regard to collision at sea, to go into

effect December 15, 1890.]

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION. Whereas an act of Congress in regard to collision at sea was approved September 4, 1890, the said act being in the following words:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in every case of collision between two vessels it shall be the duty of the master or person in charge of each vessel, if and so far as he can do so without serious danger to his own vessel, crew, and passengers (if any) to stay by the other vessel until he has ascertained that she has no need of further assistance, and to render to the other vessel, her master, crew, and passengers (if any) such assistance as may be practicable and as may be necessary in order to save them from any danger caused by the collision, and also to give to the master or person in charge of the other vessel the name of his own vessel and her port of registry, or the port or place to which she belongs, and also the names of the ports and places from which and to which she is bound. If he fails so to do, and no reasonable cause for such failure is shown, the collision shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, be deemed to have been caused by his wrongful act, neglect, or default.

“SEC. 2. That every master or person in charge of a United States vessel who fails, without reasonable cause, to render such assistance or give such information as aforesaid shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable to a penalty of one thousand dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; and for the above sum the vessel shall be liable, and may be seized and proceeded against by process in any district court of the United States by any person ; one-half of such sum to be payable to the informer and the other half to the United States.

“SEC. 3. That this act shall take effect at a time to be fixed by the President by proclamation issued for that purpose."

And whereas it is provided by section 3 of the said act that it shall take effect at a time to be fixed by the President by proclamation issued for that purpose;

Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States of America, do hereby, in virtue of the authority vested in me by section 3 of the said act, proclaim the fifteenth day of December, 1890, as the day on which the said act shall take effect.

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

Done at the city of Washington this eighteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fifteenth. (SEAL.]

BENJ. HARRISON. By the President: JAMES G. BLAINE,

Secretary of State.

AN ACT to amend section forty-one hundred and seventy-eight,

Revised Statutes, in relation to the marking of vessels' names at bow and stern; and also to provide for marking the draught. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section forty-one hundred and seventy-eight of the Revised Statutes be, and the same is hereby, amended to read entire as follows:

“SEC. 4178. The name of every documented vessel of the United States shall be marked upon each bow and upon the stern, and the home port shall also be marked upon the stern. These names shall be painted, or carved and gilded, in Roman letters in a light color on a dark ground, or in a dark color on a light ground, and to be distinctly visible. The smallest letters used shall not be less in size than four inches. If any vessels of the United States shall be found without these names being so marked the owner or owners shall be liable to a penalty of ten dollars for each name omitted : Provided, however, That the names on each bow may be marked within the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one.

“SEC. 2. The draught of every registered vessel shall be marked upon the stem and stern post, in English feet or decimeters, in either Arabic or Roman numerals. The bottom of each numeral shall indicate the draught to that line.

The owner, agent, or master, of every inspected seagoing steam or sail vessel shall indicate the draught of water at which he shall deem his vessel safe to be loaded for the trade she is engaged in, which limit, as indicated, shall be stated in the vessel's certificate of inspection, and it shall be unlawful for such vessel to be loaded deeper than stated in said certificate."

Approved, February 21, 1891.

AN ACT To adopt special rules for the navigation of harbors,

rivers and inland waters of the United States, except the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters as far east as Montreal, supplementary to the Act of August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act to adopt regu. lations for preventing collisions au sea.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after March first, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, the provi. sions of sections forty-two hundred and thirty-three, forty-four hundred and twelve, and forty-four hundred and thirteen of the Revised Statutes and regulations pursuant thereto shall be followed on the harbors, rivers and inland waters of the United States.

The provisions of said sections of the Revised Statutes and regulations pursuant thereto are hereby declared special rules duly made by local authority relative to the navigation of harbors, rivers and inland waters as provided for in Article thirty, of the Act of August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act to adopt regulations for preventing collisions at sea."

SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized, empowered and directed from time to time to designate and define by suitable bearings or ranges with light houses, light vessels, buoys or coast objects, the lines dividing the high seas from rivers, harbors and inland waters.

SEC. 3. Collectors or other chief officers of the customs shall require all sail vessels to be furnished with proper signal lights. Every such vessel that shall be navigated without complying with the Statutes of the United States, or the regulations that may be lawfully made thereunder, shall be liable to a penalty of two hundred dollars, one-half to go to the informer; for which sum the vessel so navigated shall be liable, and may be seized and proceeded against by way of libel in any district court of the United States having jurisdiction of the offense.

SEC. 4. The words "inland waters" used in this Act shall not be held to include the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters as far east as Montreal; and this Act shall not in any respect modify or affect the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act to regulate navigation on the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters," approved February eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five.

Approved, February 19, 1895.

AN ACT To amend “An act to amend section forty-four hun.

dred of title fifty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States, concerning the regulation of steam vessels," approved August seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-two; and also to amend section forty-four hundred and fourteen, title fifty-two, of the Revised Statutes, “ Regulation of steam vessels."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the “Act to amend section forty-four hundred of title fifty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States," approved August seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out from the first section thereof all after the word “aforesaid,” in the fourteenth line of said section, also sections two to six, inclusive, of said act.

SEC. 2. That section forty-four hundred and fourteen of the Revised Statutes be amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 4414. There shall be, in each of the following collection districts, one inspector of hulls and one inspector of boilers, namely: The districts of New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; San Francisco, California ; Albany, New York, New London, Connecticut; Baltimore, Maryland ; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana ; Norfolk, Virginia ; Saint Louis, Missouri; Dubuque, Iowa; Detroit, Michigan ; Chicago, Illinois; Michigan, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin ; Port Huron, Michigan; Willamette, Oregon; Portland, Maine; Puget Sound, Washington ; Savannah, Georgia ; Pittsburg, Pennsylvania ; Oswego, New York ; Charleston, South Carolina ; Duluth, Minnesota ; Louisville, Kontucky ; Evansville, Indiana ; Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee ; Cincinnati, Ohio; Gallipolis, Ohio; Wheeling, West Virginia; Superior, Michigan; Burlington, Vermont; Apalachicola, Florida; Galveston, Texas; Mobile, Alabama; and Providence, Rhode Island.

"The inspector of hulls and the inspector of boilers in the districts enumerated in the preceding paragraph shall be entitled

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to the following salaries, to be paid under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, namely:

“In districts inspecting one hundred steamers and less to a salary of one thousand two hundred dollars per year each.

“In districts inspecting over one hundred and less than one hundred and fifty steamers, to a salary of one thousand five hundred dollars per year each.

“In districts inspecting over one hundred and fifty and less than two hundred steamers, to a salary of one thousand eight hundred dollars per year each.

“In districts inspecting two hundred and less than three hundred steamers, to a salary of two thousand dollars per year each.

“In districts inspecting three hundred and less than five hun. dred steamers, to a salary of two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars per year each.

“In districts inspecting five hundred steamers and upward, to a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars per year each.

“The Supervising Inspector-General shall report to the Secretary of the Treasury the number of inspections for the year next preceding the approval of this act and thereafter, at the end of each fiscal year, the number of steamers inspected in each local district in that year, which number shall be the basis upon which shall be determined the salaries to be paid to local inspectors for the following fiscal year, in the ratio described in the preceding paragraphs of this section. And, in addition, the Secretary of the Treasury may appoint, upon the nomination of the supervising inspector of the district, in collection districts where there are two hundred and twenty-five steamers and upwards to be inspected annually, assistant inspectors, at a salary, for the district of New York, of two thousand dollars a year each; for the districts of New Orleans, Louisiana ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida ; Bangor, Maine; New Haven, Connecticut; and San Francisco, California, at one thousand eight hundred dollars per year each ; and for all other districts at a salary not exceeding one thousand six hundred dollars a year each; and he may appoint a clerk to any such board at a compensation not exceeding one thousand two hundred dollars a year to each person so appointed. Every inspector provided for in this or the preceding sections of this title shall be paid for his actual and reasonable traveling expenses at the rate of eight cents per mile, incurred in the performance of his duty, together with his actual and reasonable expenses for transportation of instruments, which shall be certified and sworn to under such instructions as shall be given by the Secretary of the Treasury.”

SEC. 3. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved, March 1, 1895.

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