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including the Bureau of Entomology, the Bureau of Plant Industry, and the Forest Service, a Federal Horticultural Board consisting of five members, of whom not more than two shall be appointed from any one bureau or office, and who shall serve without additional compensation.

Act August 20, 1912, c. 308, s. 12, 37 Stat. 319. Appropriation for purposes and objects of act.

Sec. 13. That there is hereby appropriated, out of the moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct, for the purposes and objects of this Act, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars.

Act August 20, 1912, c. 308, s. 13, 37 Stat. 319. Time of taking effect of act.

Sec. 14. That this Act shall become and be effective from and after the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twelve, except as herein otherwise provided.

Act August 20, 1912, c. 308, s. 14, 37 Stat. 319.

Provisions prohibiting interstate transportation and importation of insects injurious to crops, vegetables, fruit, etc., and trees, except for scientific purposes under regulations provided for, and providing a penalty for violation thereof, are contained in act March 3, 1905, c. 1501, set forth on p. 198, ante, under “ Bureau of Entomology."

PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PUBLIC

SERVICE IN GENERAL.

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REV. ST. SEC. 161.
Departmental regulations.

Sec. 161. The head of each Department is authorized to prescribe regulations, not inconsistent with law, for the government of his Department, the conduct of its officers and clerks, the distribution and performance of its business, and the custody, use, and preservation of the records, papers, and property appertaining to it.

REV. ST. SEC. 173.
Chief clerks to supervise subordinate clerks.

Sec. 173. Each chief clerk in the several Departments, and Bureaus, and other offices connected with the Departments, shall supervise, under the direction of his immediate superior, the duties of the other clerks therein, and see that they are faithfully performed.

REV. ST. SEC. 174.
Chief clerks to distribute duties and report on defects in business.

Sec. 174. Each chief clerk shall take care, from time to time, that the duties of the other clerks are distributed with equality and uniformity, according to the nature of the case. He shall revise such distribution from time to time, for the purpose of correcting any tendency to undue accumulation or reduction of duties, whether arising from individual negligence or incapacity, or from increase or diminution of particular kinds of business. And he shall report monthly to his superior officer any existing defect that he may be aware of in the arrangement or dispatch of business.

REV. ST. SEC. 175.
Duty of superior officer on receipt of report of chief clerk.

Sec. 175. Each head of a Department, chief of a Bureau, or other superior officer, shall, upon receiving each monthly report of his chief clerk, rendered pursuant to the preceding section, examine the facts stated therein, and take such measures, in the exercise of the powers conferred upon him by law, as may be necessary and proper to amend any existing defects in the arrangement or dispatch of business disclosed by such report. REV. ST. SEC. 176. Appointment and bonds of disbursing clerks.

SEC. 176. The disbursing clerks authorized by law in the several Departments shall be appointed by the heads of the respective De71657--13---18

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