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consumed in manufacturing establishments, the quantity of baled cotton on hand, the number of active consuming cotton spindles, and the statistics of cotton imported and exported shall relate to each calendar month, and shall be published as soon as possible after the close of the month. Each report published by the Bureau of the Census of the quantity of cotton ginned shall carry with it the latest available statistics concerning the quantity of cotton consumed, stocks of baled cotton on hand, the number of cotton-consuming spindles, and the quantity of cotton imported and exported. All of these publications containing statistics of cotton shall be mailed by the Director of the Census to all cotton ginners, cotton manufacturers, and cotton warehousemen, and to all daily newspapers throughout the United States. The Director of the Census shall furnish to the Bureau of Statistics of the Department of Agriculture, immediately prior to the publication of each report of that bureau regarding the cotton crop, the latest available statistics hereinbeföre mentioned, and the said Bureau of Statistics shall publish the same in connection with each of its reports concerning cotton.

Act July 22, 1912, c. 249, s. 2, 37 Stat. 198. Information furnished confidential; publishing or communicating without au

thority; punishment. Sec. 3. That the information furnished by any individual establishment under the provisions of this Act shall be considered as strictly confidential and shall be used only for the statistical purpose for which it is supplied. Any employee of the Bureau of the Census who, without the written authority of the Director of the Census, shall publish or communicate any information given into his possession by reason of his employment under the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than three hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned for a period of not exceeding one year, or both so fined and imprisoned, at the discretion of the court.

Act July 22, 1912, c. 249, s. 3, 37 Stat. 198. Owners, etc., of ginneries, factories, warehouses, etc., required to furnish in

formation concerning cotton. SEC. 4. That it shall be the duty of every owner, president, treasurer, secretary, director, or other officer or agent of any cotton ginvery, manufacturing establishment, warehouse, or other place where cotton is ginned, manufactured, or stored, whether conducted as a corporation, firm, limited partnership, or by individuals, when requested by the Director of the Census or by any special agent or other employee of the Bureau of the Census acting under the instructions of said director, to furnish completely and correctly, to the best of his knowledge, all of the information concerning the quantity of cotton ginned, consumed, or on hand, and the number of cottonconsuming spindles. The request of the Director of the Census for information concerning the quantity of cotton ginned or consumed, stocks of cotton on hand, and number of spindles may be made in writing or by a visiting representative, and if made in writing shall be forwarded by registered mail, and the registry receipt of the Post Office Department shall be accepted as evidence of such demand. Any owner, president, treasurer, secretary, director, or other officer

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or agent of any cotton ginnery, manufacturing establishment, warehouse, or other place where cotton is ginned or stored, who, under the conditions hereinbefore stated, shall refuse or willfully neglect to furnish any of the information herein provided for or shall willfully give answers that are false shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than three hundred dollars or more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned for a period of not exceeding one year, or both so fined and imprisoned, at the discretion of the court.

Act July 22, 1912, c. 249, s. 4, 37 Stat. 198. Information concerning production, consumption, and stocks of cotton and

number of spindles in foreign countries, to be furnished Department of Agriculture. Sec. 5. That in addition to the information regarding cotton in the United States hereinbefore provided for, the Director of the Census shall compile, by correspondence or the use of published reports and documents, any available information concerning the production, consumption, and stocks of cotton in foreign countries, and the number of cotton-consuming spindles in such countries. Each report published by the Bureau of the Census regarding cotton shall contain an abstract of the latest available information obtained under the provisions of this section, and the Director of the Census shall furnish the same to the Department of Agriculture for publication in connection with the reports of that department concerning cotton in the same manner as in the case of statistics relating to the United States.

Act July 22, 1912, c. 249, s. 5, 36 Stat. 199.

ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. (37 Stat. 269.)

SALARIES, BUREAU OF STATISTICS: One statistician, who shall be chief of bureau, four thousand dollars; one assistant statistician, who shall be assistant chief of bureau, two thousand five hundred dollars; one chief clerk, one thousand eight hundred dollars; six clerks, class four; nine clerks, class three; twelve clerks, class two; two clerks, at one thousand three hundred dollars each; seventeen clerks, class one; fourteen clerks, at one thousand dollars each; twenty-one clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; two messengers, at eight hundred and forty dollars each; two messengers or laborers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; two messengers or laborers, at six hundred and sixty dollars each; one messenger or messenger boy, four hundred and eighty dollars; one charwoman, five hundred and forty dollars; two charwomen, at three hundred and sixty dollars each ; in all, one hundred and twelve thousand three hundred and eighty dollars.

GENERAL EXPENSES, BUREAU OF STATISTICS: For all necessary expenses for collecting domestic and foreign agricultural statistics, compiling, writing, and illustrating statistical matter for monthly, annual, and special reports, and for special investigations and compilations, as follows:

Salaries and employment of labor in the city of Washington and elsewhere, supplies, telegraph and telephone service, freight and express charges, and all other necessary miscellaneous administrative expenses, twenty-four thousand seven hundred dollars:

Salaries and traveling and other necessary expenses of special field agents, sixty-eight thousand nine hundred dollars;

Salaries and traveling and other necessary expenses of State statistical agents, thirty-two thousand two hundred dollars;

Traveling and other necessary expenses of official and special investigators, two thousand five hundred dollars;

In all, for general expenses, one hundred and twenty-eight thousand three hundred dollars.

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A paragraph, here omitted, relating to reports from branches of the department and recommendations to Congress relative to marketing, etc.,

of farm products, is set forth above. Total for Bureau of Statistics, two hundred and forty thousand six hundred and eighty dollars.

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 295.

These are provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1913, cited above.

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LIBRARY.
REY. ST. SEC. 525.
Library of department in charge of Secretary.

This section, set forth on p. 13, ante, provides that the Commissioner

of Agriculture shall have charge of the Library of the department. ACT MARCH 4, 1909, c. 301. (35 Stat. 1039.) Advances for subscriptions for publications for department.

That hereafter section thirty-six hundred and forty-eight of the Revised Statutes shall not apply to the subscriptions for publications for the Department of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to pay in advance for any publications for the use of this department.

Act March 4, 1909, c. 301, 35 Stat. 1054. This is a proviso annexed to the appropriation for “General expenses, Library” in the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1910, cited above. Provisos in similar language, without the word “hereafter," were contained in the similar acts for the fiscal year 1904 and intervening fiscal years.

Rev. St. sec. 3648, mentioned in this provision, is set forth on p. 345, post, under the heading “ Public Moneys and Accounting.”

ACT MAY 23, 1908, c. 192. «(35 Stat. 251.)
Sale of copies of card index of publications of department.

And hereafter the Secretary of Agriculture may furnish to such institutions or individuals as may care to buy them, copies of the card index of the publications of the Department and of other agricultural literature prepared by the library, and charge for the same a price covering the additional expense involved in the preparation of these copies.

Act May 23, 1908, c. 192, 35 Stat. 264.

This is a provision of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1909, cited above. Provisions in substantially the same language. but without the word “hereafter.” accompanied appropriations for the Library in the similar appropriation acts for 1904 and subsequent fiscal years.

A similar provision, relating to the sale of a card index of agricul. tural literature prepared by the Office of Experiment Statious, is set forth on p. 253, post, under “ Office of Experiment Stations."

ACT MARCH 4, 1911, c. 238. (36 Stat. 1235.) Details of employees from and to Library and bureaus and offices of the depart. ment.

That hereafter employees of the Library may be temporarily detailed by the Secretary of Agriculture for library service in the bureaus and offices of the department, and employees of the bureaus and offices of the department engaged in library work may also be temporarily detailed to the Library.

Act March 4, 1911, c. 238, 36 Stat. 1261.

This is a proviso annexed to the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1912, cited above.

ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. (37 Stat. 269.)

SALARIES, LIBRARY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: One librarian, two thousand dollars; one clerk, class three; one clerk, class two; two clerks, class one, one of whom shall be a translator; five clerks, at one thousand dollars each; five clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; one clerk, eight hundred and forty dollars; two cataloguers, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; three cataloguers, at one thousand dollars each; one messenger, seven hundred and twenty dollars; three messengers, messenger boys, or laborers, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; one charwoman, four hundred and eighty dollars; in all, twenty-five thousand seven hundred and eighty dollars.

GENERAL EXPENSES, LIBRARY: For books of reference, technical and scientific books, papers and periodicals, and for expenses incurred in completing imperfect series; for the employment of additional assistants in the city of Washington and elsewhere; for official traveling expenses, and for library fixtures, library cards, supplies, and other material, fifteen thousand five hundred dollars.

Total 'for Library, forty-one thousand two hundred and eighty dollars.

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 296.

These are provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1913, cited above.

OFFICE OF EXPERIMENT STATIONS.

ACT JULY 2, 1862, c. 130. An act donating public lands to the several States

and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture

and the mechanic arts. (12 Stat. 503.) Public lands granted to States for agricultural colleges; mineral lands excepted.

That there be granted to the several States, for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, an amount of public land, to be apportioned to each State a quantity equal to thirty thousand acres for each senator and representative in Congress to which the States are respectively entitled by the apportionment under the census of eighteen hundred and sixty: Provided, That no mineral lands shall be selected or purchased under the provisions of this act.

Act July 2, 1862, c. 130, s. 1, 12 Stat. 503.

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Apportionment of lands granted, and selection thereof from lands for sale; land

scrip in lieu of deficiency in apportionment; location of lands for which scrip may be issued. Sec. 2. That the land aforesaid, after being surveyed, shall be apportioned to the several States in sections or subdivisions of sections, not less than one quarter of a section; and whenever there are public lands in a State subject to sale at private entry at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, the quantity to which said State shall be entitled shall be selected from such lands within the limits of such State, and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby directed to issue to each of the States in which there is not the quantity of public lands subject to sale at private entry at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre to which said State may be entitled under the provisions of this act, land scrip to the amount in acres for the deficiency of its distributive share: said scrip to be sold by said State and the proceeds thereof applied to the uses and purposes prescribed in this act, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever: Provided, That in no case shall any State to which land scrip may thus be issued be allowed to locate the same within the limits of any other State, or of any Territory of the United States, but their assignees may thus locate said land scrip upon any of the unappropriated lands of the United States subject to sale at private entry at one dollar and twenty-five cents, or less, per acre: And provided. further, That not more than one million acres shall be located by such assignees in any one of the States: And provided, further, That no such location shall be made before one year from the passage of this act.

Act July 2, 1862, c. 130, s. 2, 12 Stat. 503.
Expenses of management, etc., of lands selected, to be paid by States.

Sec. 3. That all the expenses of management, superintendence, and taxes from date of selection of said lands, previous to their sales, and all expenses incurred in the management and disbursement of the moneys which may be received therefrom, shall be paid by the States to which they may belong, out of the treasury of said States, so that the entire proceeds of the sale of said lands shall be applied without any diminution whatever to the purposes hereinafter mentioned.

Act July 2, 1862, c. 130, s. 3, 12 Stat. 504. Investment of proceeds of sale of land scrip; moneys so invested a perpetual

fund for endowment, etc., of colleges for teaching branches relating to agriculture and mechanic arts, etc. Sec. 4. That all moneys derived from the sale of lands aforesaid by the States to which the lands are apportioned, and from the sales of land-scrip hereinbefore provided for, shall be invested in stocks of the United States, or of the States, or some other safe stocks; or the same may be invested by the States having no State stocks, in any other manner after the legislatures of such States shall have assented thereto, and engaged that such funds shall yield not less than five per centum upon the amount so invested and that the principal thereof shall forever remain unimpaired: Providd, That the moneys so invested or loaned shall constitute a perpetual fund, the capital of which shall remain forever undiminished (except so far as may be provided in section five of this act), and the interest of which shall be inviolably appropriated, by each State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at

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