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For construction of buildings at bureau experiment station at Bethesda, Maryland, and bureau experiment farm at Beltsville, Maryland, sixteen thousand five hundred dollars;

For general administrative work, including traveling expenses and salaries of employees engaged in such work, rent outside of the District of Columbia, office fixtures and supplies, express, freight, telegraph, telephone, and other necessary expenses, forty-two thousand six hundred and six dollars;

In all, for general expenses, one million two hundred and seventeen thousand eight hundred and sixty-six dollars;

A paragraph, here omitted, relating to the sale or exchange of breeding animals or animal products produced or purchased under appropriations

made by Congress, is set forth on p. 45, ante. COOPERATIVE EXPERIMENTS IN ANIMAL FEEDING AND BREEDING: For experiments in animal feeding and breeding, including cooperation with the State agricultural experiment stations, including the repairs and additions to and erection of buildings absolutely necessary to carry on the experiments, and the experiments in the breeding of horses for military purposes, including the employment of labor in the city of Washington and elsewhere, rent outside of the District of Columbia, and all other necessary expenses, one hundred thousand dollars.

Total for bureau of Animal Industry, one million six hundred and seventy thousand three hundred and sixteen dollars.

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 272.

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

BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY.

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ACT MARCH 2, 1901, c. 805. (31 Stat. 922.)
Chief of bureau.

One plant physiologist and pathologist, who shall be Chief of Bureau,

Act March 2, 1901, c. S05, 31 Stat. 926.

This is a provision of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1902, cited above. Provisions in the same words are contained in the similar acts for subsequent fiscal years. The provision in the act for the fiscal year 1913 is set forth on p. 81, post.

ACT JUNE 3, 1902, c. 985. (32 Stat. 286.)
Establishment of Bureau.

All existing statutes relating to the Division of Botany, the Division of Pomology, the Division of Vegetable Physiology and Pathology, the Division of Agrostology, and Experimental Gardens and Grounds, reorganized into the Bureau of Plant Industry, not otherwise repealed, are continued in effect as applying to the bureau into which the divisions are reorganized, by a proviso annexed to the agricultural appropriation act for

the fiscal year 1903, cited above, set forth on p. 11, ante. REV. ST. SEC. 527. Purchase and distribution of seeds, plants, etc.

Sec. 527. That purchase and distribution of vegetable, field, and flower seeds, plants, shrubs, vines, bulbs and cuttings shall be of the freshest and best obtainable varieties and adapted to general cultivation.

Rev. St. sec. 527, as amended by the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1897, act April 25, 1896, c. 140, 29 Stat. 106.

Provisions relating to the purchase and distribution of seeds, plants, etc., are enacted in the annual agricultural appropriation acts.

The provisions of the act for the fiscal year 1913 are set forth below.

ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. (37 Stat. 269.)
Expenses of purchase, distribution, etc., of seeds, plants, etc.; seeds, plants,

etc., purchased to be of best and adapted to localities; allotment of seeds, plants, etc., to Members of Congress for distribution; distribution of uncalled for allotments; report of place, quantity, price, and date of seeds purchased; diversion of appropriation forbidden; purchase of rare seeds, plants, etc., for experimental tests. PURCHASE AND DISTRIBUTION OF VALUABLE SEEDS: For purchase, propagation, testing, and distribution of valuable seeds, bulbs, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants; all necessary office fixtures and supplies, fuel, transportation, paper, twine, gum, postal cards, gas, electric current, rent outside of the District of Columbia, official traveling expenses, and all necessary material and repairs for putting up and distributing the same; for repairs and the employment of local and special agents, clerks, assistants, and other labor required, in the city of Washington and elsewhere, two hundred and eightyfive thousand six hundred and eighty dollars, of which amount not less than two hundred and twenty-six thousand nine hundred and forty dollars shall be allotted for congressional distribution. And the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby directed to expend the said sum, as nearly as practicable, in the purchase, testing, and distribution of such valuable seeds, bulbs, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants, the best he can obtain at public or private sale, and such as shall be suitable for the respective localities to which the same are to be apportioned, and in which same are to be distributed as hereinafter stated, and such seeds so purchased shall include a variety of vegetable and flower seeds suitable for planting and culture in the various sections of the United States: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture, after due advertisement and on competitive bids, is authorized to award the contract for the supplying of printed packets and envelopes and the packeting, assembling, and mailing of the seeds. bulbs, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants, or any part thereof, for a period of not more than five years nor less than one year, if by such action he can best protect the interests of the United States. An equal proportion of five-sixths of all seeds, bulbs, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants shall, upon their request, after due notification by the Secretary of Agriculture that the allotment to their respective districts is ready for distribution, be supplied to Senators, Representatives, and Delegates to Congress for distribution among their constituents, or mailed by the department upon the receipt of their addressed franks, in packages of such weight as the Secretary of Agriculture and the Postmaster General may jointly determine: Provided, however, That upon each envelope or wrapper containing packages of seeds the contents thereof shall be plainly indicated, and the Secretary shall not distribute to any Senator, Representative, or Delegate seeds entirely unfit for the climate and locality he represents, but shall distribute the same so that each Member may have seeds of equal value, as near as may be, and the best adapted to the locality he represents: Provided, also, That the seeds allotted to Senators and Representatives for distribution in the districts embraced within the twenty-fifth and thirty-fourth parallels of latitude shall be ready for delivery not later than the tenth day of January: Provided, also, That any portion of the allotments to Senators, Representatives, and Delegates in Congress remaining uncalled for on the first day of April shall be distributed by the Secretary of Agriculture, giving preference to those persons whose names and addresses have been furnished by Senators and Representatives in Congress, and who have not before during the same season been supplied by the department: And provided also, That the Secretary shall report, as provided in this Act, the place, quantity, and price of seeds purchased, and the date of purchase; but nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to prevent the Secretary of Agriculture from sending seeds to those who apply for the same. And the amount herein appropriated shall not be diverted or used for any other purpose but for the purchase, testing, propagation, and distribution of valuable seeds, bulbs, mulberry and other rare and valuable trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants: Provided further, That fifty-eight thousand seren hundred and forty dollars of which sum, or so much thereof as the Secretary of Agriculture shall direct, may be used to collect, purchase, test, propagate, and distribute rare and valuable seeds, bulbs, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants from foreign countries or from our possessions for experiments with reference to their introduction into and cultivation in this country, and same shall not be distributed generally, but shall be used for experimental tests, to be carried on with the cooperation of the agricultural experiment stations.

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 278.

These provisions of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1913, cited above, are re-enactments, with alterations and additions, of those contained in the agricultural appropriation acts for the fiscal years 1881 and thereafter.

“ It is questionable to what extent, if at all, its provisions can be considered permanent, or whether each is in force only in relation to the particular appropriation made by the act in which each appears." (Compilers' note, 1 Supp U. S. Rev. St. 773.)

ACT MARCH 3, 1875, c. 128. (18 Stat. 340.)
Seeds and reports from Department of Agriculture, to be transmitted free.

Sec. 7. That seeds transmitted by the Commissioner of Agriculture, or by any member of Congress or delegate receiving seeds for distribution from said Department, together with agricultural reports emanating from that Department, and so transmitted, shall, under such regulations as the Postmaster-General shall prescribe, pass through the mails free of charge. And the provisions of this section shall apply to ex-members of Congress and ex-delegates for the period of nine months after the expiration of their terms as members and delegates.

Act March 3, 1875, c. 128, s. 7, 18 Stat. 313.

RES. MAY 19, 1902, No. 23. Joint resolution providing for the printing annually

of franks required for sending out seed. (32 Stat. 741.) That the Public Printer shall furnish to the Department of Agriculture such franks as the Secretary of Agriculture may require for sending out seeds on Congressional orders, the franks to bave printed thereon the facsimile signatures of Senators, Representatives, and Delegates, also the names of their respective States or Territories, and the words “ United States Department of Agriculture, Congressional Seed Distribution ", or such other printed matter as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct; the franks to be of such size and style as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture; the expense of printing the said franks to be charged to the allotment for printing and binding for the two Houses of Congress.

Res. May 19, 1902, No. 23, 32 Stat. 741.

ACT APRIL 28, 1904, c. 1486. (33 Stat. 276.)
Tests of seeds of grass, etc., for adulterations.

The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby directed to obtain in the open market samples of seeds of grass, clover, or alfalfa, test the same, and if any such seeds are found to be adulterated or misbranded, or any seeds of Canada blue grass (Poa compressa) are obtained under any other name than Canada blue grass or Poa compressa, to publish the results of the tests, together with the names of the persons by whom the seeds were offered for sale.

Act April 28, 1904, c. 1486, 33 Stat. 283.

This is a provision of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1905. Provisions in the same words are contained in the similar appropriation acts for the subsequent fiscal years including 1909. Provi. sions for the same purpose are contained in the similar appropriation acts for the fiscal years 1910 and thereafter, in the words of the provision of

the act for the fiscal year 1913, set forth below. ACT AUGUST 10, 1912, c. 284. (37 Stat. 269.) Tests of seeds of grasses, etc., for adulterations.

For studying and testing commercial seeds, including the testing of samples of seeds of grasses, clover, or alfalfa secured in the open market, and where such samples are found to be adulterated or misbranded the results of the tests shall be published, together with the names of the persons by whom the seeds were offered for sale,

Act August 10, 1912, c. 284, 37 Stat. 276.

This is a provision of the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1913, cited above. Provisions in the same words are contained in similar appropriation acts for the three preceding fiscal years. Provisions for the same purpose, in the words of the provision in the act for the fiscal year 1905, set forth above, were contained in the acts for that and

subsequent fiscal years. ACT AUGUST 24, 1912, c. 382. An act to regulate foreign commerce by pro

hibiting the admission into the United States of certain adulterated grain

and seeds unfit for seeding purposes. (37 Stat. 506.) Importation of alfalfa, grass, and grain seeds adulterated or unfit for seeding

purposes, prohibited; delivery under bond; seeds shipped in bond through United States or for manufacturing purposes. That from and after six months after the passage of this Act the importation into the United States of seeds of alfalfa, barley, Cana

dian blue grass, Kentucky blue grass, awnless brome grass, buckwheat, clover, field corn, Kafir corn, meadow fescue, flax, millet, oats, orchard grass, rape, redtop, rye, sorghum, timothy, and wheat, or mixtures of seeds containing any of such seeds as one of the principal component parts, which are adulterated or unfit for seeding purposes under the terms of this Act, is hereby prohibited; and the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Agriculture shall, jointly or severally, make such rules and regulations as will prevent the importation of such seeds into the United States: Provided, however, That such seed may be delivered to the owner or consignee thereof under bond, to be recleaned in accordance with and subject to such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, and when cleaned to the standard of purity specified in this Act for admission into the United States such seed may be released to the owner or consignee thereof after the screenings and other refuse removed from such seed shall have been disposed of in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture: Provided further, That this Act shall not apply to the importation of barley, buckwheat, field corn, Kafir corn, sorghum, flax, oats, rye, or wheat not intended for seeding purposes, when shipped in bond through the United States or imported for the purpose of manufacture, but such shipment shall be subject to provisions of the Act of August fifth, nineteen hundred and nine.

Act August 24, 1912, c. 382, s. 1, 37 Stat. 506. Adulteration; red clover; alfalfa; other seeds.

SEC. 2. That seed shall be considered adulterated within the meaning of this Act

First. When seed of red clover contains more than three per centum by weight of seed of yellow trefoil, or any other seed of similar appearance to and of lower market value than seed of red clover.

Second. When seed of alfalfa contains more than three per centum by weight of seed of yellow trefoil, burr clover and sweet clover, singly or combined.

Third. When any kind or variety of the seeds, or any mixture described in section one of this Act, contains more than five per centum by weight of seed of another kind or variety of lower market value and of similar appearance: Provided, That the mixture of the seed of white and alsike clover, red and alsike clover, or alsike clover and timothy, shall not be deemed an adulteration under this section.

Act August 24, 1912, c. 382, s. 2, 37 Stat. 507.
Unfit for seeding purposes; clover and alfalfa; other seeds.

Sec. 3. That seed shall be considered unfit for seeding purposes within the meaning of this Act

First. When any kind or variety of clover or alfalfa seed contains more than one seed of dodder to five grams of clover or alfalfa seed, respectively,

Second. When any kind or variety of the seeds or any mixture described in section one of this Act contains more than three per centum by weight of seeds of weeds.

Act August 24, 1912, c. 382, s. 3, 37 Stat. 507. Violation of act; penalty; sale for seeding purposes of seeds imported for manu.

facturing purposes. Sec. 4. That any person or persons who shall knowingly violate the provisions of this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor

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