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ported into the United States or into any of its possessions (except the Philippine Islands and the islands of Guam and Tutuila), be exempt from duty:

519. Books, maps, music, photographs, etchings, lithographic prints, and charts, specially imported, not more than two copies in one invoice, in good faith, for the use and by order of any society or institution incorporated or established solely for religious, philosophical, scientific, or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or for the use and by order of any college, academy, school, or seminary of learning in the United States, or any state or public library, and not for sale, subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe.

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650. Philosophical and scientific apparatus, utensils, instruments, and preparations, including bottles and boxes containing the same, specially imported in good faith for the use and by order of any society or institution incorporated or established solely for religious, philosophical, educational, scientific, or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or for the use and by order of any college, academy, school, or seminary of learning in the United States, or any state or public library, and not for sale, subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe.

Act August 5, 1909, c. 6, 36 Stat. 71, 74, 78.

These are provisions of "An act to provide revenue, equalize duties and encourage the industries of the United States, and for other purposes," cited above.

PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.

ACT AUGUST 1, 1888, c. 728. An act to authorize condemnation of land for

sites of public buildings, and for other purposes. (25 Stat. 357.) That in every case in which the Secretary of the Treasury or any other officer of the Government has been, or hereafter shall be, authorized to procure real estate for the erection of a public building or for other public uses he shall be, and hereby is, authorized to acquire the same for the United States by condemnation, under judicial process, whenever in his opinion it is necessary or advantageous to the Government to do so, and the United States circuit or district courts of the district wherein such real estate is located, shall have jurisdiction of proceedings for such condemnation, and it shall be the duty of the Attorney-General of the United States, upon every application of the Secretary of the Treasury, under this act, or such other officer, to cause proceedings to be commenced for condemnation, within thirty days from the receipt of the application of the Department of Justice.

Act August 1, 1888, c. 728, s. 1, 25 Stat. 357. ACT JUNE 25, 1910, c. 383. (36 Stat. 676.) Plans, etc., for buildings for departments, etc.; preparation by Supervising

Architect; reimbursement for cost of work. Sec. 35. That hereafter the Secretary of the 'Treasury may, in his discretion, upon the request of the head of any other executive de

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cause the plans, drawings, designs, specifications, and estimates to be prepared in the office of the Supervising Architect, for any building or buildings for governmental purposes which the head of any other executive department authorized to have constructed: Provided, That the proper appropriations for the support and maintenance of the office of the Supervising Architect be reimbursed for the cost of such work.

Act June 25, 1910, c. 383, s. 35, 36 Stat. 699.

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ACT JUNE 23, 1874, c. 476. (18 Stat. 275.)
Selection of sites for public buildings.

Sec. 2. That in the selection of a site for any public building not yet commenced, reference shall be had to the interest and convenience of the public, as well as to the best interests of the Government; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall have power, and it shall be his duty, to set aside any selection which in his opinion has not been made solely with reference thereto. No expenditure shall be made upon any building, a site for which has been selected, and work upon which has not been commenced, until such of the persons who acted as commissioners in selecting such site shall make and file with the Secretary of the Treasury an oath or affirmation that he is not at the time of making the affidavit, and was not at the date of making the selection of such site, directly or indirectly interested in the property selected for the same, and a similar affidavit shall be made and filed by each and every person hereafter appointed as such commissioner, before any site shall be finally adopted. In either case a failure on the part of any commissioner to make and file such an affidavit shall render the selection void.

Act June 23, 1874, c. 476, s. 2, 18 Stat. 276.

ACT MARCH 2, 1889, c. 411. (25 Stat. 939.)
Plans not to be approved until selection of site; expenditures not to exceed

appropriations. That hereafter no plan shall be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury for any public building authorized by Congress to be erected, until after the site therefor shall have been finally selected; and he shall not authorize or approve of any plan for any such building which shall involve a greater expenditure in the completion of such building, including heating apparatus, elevators, and approaches thereto, than the amount that shall remain of the sum specified in the law authorizing the erection of such building excluding cost of site.

Act March 2, 1889, c. 411, s. 1, 25 Stat. 941.

ACT MAY 30, 1908, c. 228. (35 Stat. 520.)
Contracts for public buildings authorized within limit of cost fixed, although

appropriations are in part only. SEC. 34. That hereafter in all cases where appropriations are made in part only for carrying into effect the provisions of legislation authorizing the acquisition of lands for sites or for the enlargement of sites for public buildings, or for the erection or remodeling, extension, alteration, and repairs of public buildings, the Secretary of the Treasury, unless otherwise specifically directed, be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to enter into contracts within the full limit of cost fixed by Congress therefor.

Act May 30, 1908, c. 228, s. 34, 35 Stat. 545.

ACT AUGUST 24, 1912, c. 355. (37 Stat. 417.)
No building on public grounds, etc., within District of Columbia without au-

thority of Congress. Hereafter there shall not be erected on any reservation, park, or public grounds, of the United States within the District of Columbia, any building or structure without express authority of Congress.

Act August 24, 1912, c. 355, s. 1, 37 Stat. 444.

This is a provision of the sundry civil appropriation act for the fiscal year 1913, cited above.

ACT AUGUST 5, 1882, 0. 389. (22 Stat. 219.)
Rent of buildings in District of Columbia, instead of others rented.

And where buildings are rented for public use in the District of Columbia, the executive departments are authorized, whenever it shall be advantageous to the public interest, to rent others in their stead : Provided, That no increase in the number of buildings now in use, nor in the amounts paid for rents, shall result therefrom.

Act August 5, 1882, c. 389, s. 1, 22 Stat. 241.

This is a provision of the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act for the fiscal year 1883, cited above.

Contracts for rent of buildings in the District of Columbia are not to be made until appropriations have been made therefor, by a provision of act March 3, 1877, c. 106, s. 1, set forth on p. 324, ante, under “ Contracts."

Heads of departments are required to submit to Congress each year in the annual estimates statements of the buildings rented in the District of Columbia by their respective departments, by a provision of act March 3, 1883, c. 128, s. 1, set forth on p. 312, ante, under “ Estimates and Reports."

The Secretary of the Treasury is required to submit to Congress each year in the Book of Estimates a statement of the buildings rented in the District of Columbia for the use of the Government, by act July 16, 1892, c. 196, s. 1, set forth on p. 312, ante, under “ Estimates and Reports."

ACT MARCH 3, 1893, c. 211. (27 Stat. 675.)
Public buildings not to be draped in mourning.

Sec. 3. That hereafter no building owned, or used for public purposes, by the Government of the United States, shall be draped in mourning and no part of the public fund shall be used for such purpose.

Act March 3, 1893, c. 211, s. 3, 27 Stat. 715.

This section is a part of the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act for the fiscal year 1894, cited above.

ACT APRIL 28, 1902, c. 594. (32 Stat. 120.)
Use of public buildings for ceremonies of inauguration of President, or other

public function, forbidden. That hereafter no public building, or the approaches thereto, other than the Capitol building and the White House, in the District of Columbia, shall be used or occupied in any manner whatever in connection with ceremonies attending the inauguration of the President of the United States, or other public function, except as may hereafter be expressly authorized by law.

Act April 28, 1902, c. 594, s. 1, 32 Stat. 152.

This is a provision of the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act for the fiscal year 1903, cited above.

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ACT MARCH 3, 1883, c. 143. (22 Stat. 603.)
Shutting off flow of water in public buildings.

all officers in charge of public buildings in the District of Columbia shall cause the flow of water in the buildings under their charge to be shut off from five o'clock post meridian to eight o'clock ante meridian: Provided, That the water in said public buildings is not necessarily in use for public business.

Act March 3, 1883, c. 143, 22 Stat. 615.

This is a provision of the sundry civil appropriation act for the fiscal year 1884, cited above.

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ACT MARCH 3, 1877, c. 105. (19 Stat. 844.)
Report of consumption of gas in public buildings.

That the superintendent of meters at the Capitol shall hereafter take the statement of the meters of the several Department buildings in the city of Washington and render to the proper accounting officers of the Treasury Department the consumption of gas each month in said buildings respectively.

Act March 3, 1877, c. 105, 19 Stat. 359.

This is a proviso annexed to the sundry civil appropriation act for the fiscal year 1878, cited above. A proviso in the same words accompanied the similar appropriation act for the preceding fiscal year.

ACT JULY 29, 1892, c. 320. (27 Stat. 322.)
Laws of District of Columbia for protection of property and preservation of

peace and order, extended to buildings and grounds of United States in the District. SEC. 15. That the provisions of the several laws and regulations within the District of Columbia for the protection of public or private property and the preservation of peace and order be, and the same are hereby, extended to all public buildings and public grounds belonging to the United States within the District of Columbia. And any person guilty of disorderly and unlawful conduct in or about the same, or who shall willfully injure the buildings or shrubs, or shall pull down, impair, or otherwise injure any fence, wall, or other inclosure, or shall injure any sink, culvert, pipe, hydrant, cistern, lamp, or bridge, or shall remove any stone, gravel, sand, or other property of the United States or any other part of the public grounds or lots belonging to the United States in the District of Columbia, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than fifty dollars.

Act July 29, 1892, c. 320, s. 15, 27 Stat. 325. ACT MARCH 4, 1907, c. 2918. (34 Stat. 1295.) Restriction of expenditures for production of electricity, from appropriations

for buildings. Sec. 9. No appropriation heretofore or hereafter made for the construction or equipment of any executive or municipal building in the District of Columbia shall be expended for the production of electricity for light or power, unless, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Treasury, such necessary electric current for light and power can not be obtained at a less cost.

Act March 4, 1907, c. 2918, s. 9, 34 Stat. 1371.

This section is a part of the sundry civil appropriation act for the fiscal year 1908, cited above.

PUBLIC PRINTING,

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ACT JANUARY 12, 1895, c. 23. (28 Stat. 601.)
Department printing offices to be part of Government Printing Office; control

and supervision of Public Printer; act not to apply to Weather Bureau printing office; requisitions for work. Sec. 31. All printing offices in the Departments now in operation, or hereafter put in operation, by law, shall be considered a part of the Government Printing Office, and shall be under the control of the Public Printer, who shall furnish all presses, types, imposing stones, and necessary machinery and material for said offices from the general supplies of the Government Printing Office; and all paper and material of every kind used in the said offices for departmental work, except letter and note paper and envelopes, shall be supplied by the Public Printer; and all persons employed in said printing offices and binderies shall be appointed by the Public Printer, and be carried on his pay roll the same as employees in the main office, and shall be responsible to him: Provided, That the terms of this Act shall not apply to the office in the Weather Bureau, but the Public Printer, with the approval of the Joint Committee on Printing, may abolish any of these excepted offices whenever in their judgment the economy of the public service would be thereby advanced.

All work done in the saiờ offices shall be ordered on blanks prepared for that purpose by the Public Printer, which shall be numbered consecutively, and must be signed by someone designated by the head of the Department for which the work is to be done, who shall be held responsible for all work thus ordered, and who shall quarterly report to the head of the Department a classified statement of the work done and the cost thereof, which report shall be transmitted to the Public Printer in time for his annual report to Congress. The Public Printer shall show in detail, in his annual report, the cost of operating each departmental office.

Act January 12, 1895, c. 23, s. 31, 28 Stat. 605. Form and style of work for departments.

Sec. 51. The forms and style in which the printing or binding ordered by any of the Departments shall be executed, and the material and the size of type to be used, shall be determined by the Public Printer, having proper regard to economy, workmanship, and the purposes for which the work is needed.

Act January 12, 1895, c. 23, s. 51, 28 Stat. 608. Ilustrations and maps in documents and reports; orders for printing to be

acted upon within one year. Sec. 80. No document or report to be illustrated or accompanied by maps shall be printed by the Public Printer until the illustrations

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