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ACT OF MARCH 3, 1891.-INSPECTION OF
(L. S. Statutes, vol. 26, page 1089.)
An Act to provide for the inspection of live cattle, hogs, and the
carcasses and products thereof which are the subjects of interstate commerce, and for other purposes.
Inspection of Cattle for Exportation-No clearance to vessel
without certificate. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall cause to be made a careful inspection of all cattle intended for export to foreign countries from the United States, at such times and places, and in such manner, as he may think proper, with a view to ascertain whether such cattle are free rom disease; and for this purpose he may appoint inspectors, who shall be authorized to give an official certificate clearly stating the condition in which such animals are found, and no clearance shall be given to any vessel having on board cattle for exportation to a foreign country unless the owner or shipper of such cattle has a certificate from the inspector herein authorized to be appointed, stating that said cattle are sound and free from disease. (See Act March 3, 1891, page 222.);
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of Agriculture shall also cause to be made a careful inspection of all live cattle the meat of which is intended for exportation to any foreign country, at such times and places, and in such manner, as he may think proper with a view to ascertain whether said cattle are free from disease and their meat sound and wholesome, and may appoint inspectors, who shall be authorized to give an official certificate clearly stating the condition in which such cattle and meat are found, and no clearance shall be given to any vessel having on board any fresh beef for exportation to and sale in a foreign country from any port of the United States until the owner or shipper shall obtain from an inspector appointed under the provisions of this act such certificate. SECS. 3, 4 AND 5. Relate to Interstate Commerce.
Certificate for sound cattle and meats to be given. SEC. 6. That the inspectors provided for in sections one and two of this act shall be authorized to give official certificates of the sound and wholesome condition of the cattle, sheep, and swine, their carcasses and products described in sections three and four of this act, and one copy of every certificate granted under the provisions of this act shall be filed in the Department of Agriculture, another copy shall be delivered to the owner or shipper, and when the cattle, sheep, and swine, or their carcasses and products are sent abroad, a third copy shall be delivered to the chief officer of the vessel on which the shipment shall be made.
SEC. 7. Relates to Interstate Commerce.
ACT OF MARCH 3, 1891_COPYRIGHTS.
(U. S. Statutes, Vol. 26, page 1106.)
An Act to amend title sixty, chapter three, of the Revised Stat
utes of the United States, relating to Copyrights.
SECS. 1 TO 9 inclusive, amends Sections 4952, 4954, 4956, 4958, 4959, 4963, 4964, 4965, 4967 of the Revised Statutes, supra, which see as amended.
Sec. 10. That section forty-nine hundred and seventyone of the Revised Statutes be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Books in Volumes and Periodicals-How treated. SEC. 11. That for the purpose of this act each volume of a book in two or more volumes, wher such volumes are published separately and the first one shall not have been issued before this act shall take effect, and each number of a periodical shall be considered an independent publication, subject to the form of copyrighting as above.
When the act to take effect.
SEC. 12. That this act shall go into effect on the first day of July, anno Domini eighteen hundred and ninetyone.
Citizens of what foreign countries entitled to the privilege
of this act. SEC. 13. That this act shall only apply to a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation when such foreign state or nation permits to citizens of the United States of America the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as its own citizens; or when such foreign state or nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United States of America may, at its pleasure, become a party to such agreement. The existence of either of the conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the President of the United States by proclama. tion made from time to time as the purposes of this act may require.
ACT OF MARCH 3, 1891.
(U. S. Statutes, Vol. 26, page 833.)
An Act to provide for the safe transport and humane treatment
of export cattle from the United States to foreign countries, and for other purposes.
Export cattle-Rules for treatment. Be it cnacteil by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to examine all vessels which are to carry export cattle from the ports of the United States to foreign countries, and to prescribe by rules and regulations or orders the accommodations which said vessels shall provide for export cattle, as to space, ventilation, fittings, food and water supply and such other requirements as he may decide to be necessary for the safe and proper transportation and humane treatment of such animals. (See Act March 1, 1891, page 220.)
Penalties for violations. SEC. 2. That whenever the owner, owners or master of any vessel carrying export cattle shall wilfully violate or cause or permit to be violated any rule, regulation or order made pursuant to the foregoing section the vessel in respect of which violation shall occur may be prohibited
from again carrying cattle from any port of the United States for such length of time, not exceeding one year, as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct, and such vessel shall be refused clearance from any port of the United States accordingly.
ACT OF JUNE 3, 1892.
(U. S. Statutes, Vol. 27, page 41.)
An Act to amend sections twenty-eight hundred and seven and
twenty-eight hundred and eighty-one of Revised Statutes. SEC. 1. Amends section 2807 of the Revised Statutes, supra, which see as amended.
SEC. 2. Amends section 2881 of the Revised Statutes, supra, which see as amended.
ACT OF MARCH 3, 1893.
(U. S. Statutes, Vol. 27, page 734.)
An Act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture
for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four.
Importation of neat cattle and hides, when allowed-Certifi.
cation of Breeding Animals. That whenever the Secretary of Agriculture shall certify to the Secretary of the Treasury what countries or parts of countries are free from contagious or infectious diseases of domestic animals, and that neat cattle and hides can be imported from such countries into the United States without danger to the domestic animals of the United States, the Secretary of the Treasury shall suspend the prohibition of the importation of neat cattle and hides, in the manner provided by law. That the Secretary of Agriculture shall
determine and certify to the Secretary of the Treasury what are recognized breeds and pure bred animals, under the provisions of paragraph four hundred and eighty-two of the Act of Congress approved October first, eighteen hundred and ninety. (See paragraph 373, and section 17, Act August 28, 1894, post).
An Act establishing a standard gauge for sheet and plate iron
See Text of the Act and the Table of Standard Gauge in the Appendix.
ACT OF JUNE 5, 1894.
(U, S. Statutes, 1893-94, page 85.)
An Act to facilitate the entry of steamships.
Immediate unlading upon arrival at the wharf. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the master of any steamship, trading between foreign ports and ports in the United States, and running in a regularly established steamship line, which line shall have been in existence and running steamers in the foreign trade for not less than one year previous to the application of the privilege extended by this Act, arriving in a port of entry may make preliminary entry of the vessel by making oath or affirmation to the truth of the statements contained in his manifest and delivering said manifest to the customs officer, who shall board said vessel, whereupon the unlading of such vessel may proceed upon arrival at the wharf, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, but nothing in this Act shall relieve the master of any vessel from subsequent compliance with the provisions of existing laws regarding