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Annual reports to Congress; special investigations and reports.

Sec. 8. That the Secretary of Commerce and Labor shall annually, at the close of each fiscal year, make a report in writing to Congress, giving an account of all moneys received and disbursed by him and his Department, and describing the work done by the Department in fostering, promoting, and developing the foreign and domestic commerce, the mining, manufacturing, shipping, and fishery industries, and the transportation facilities, of the United States, and making such recommendations as he shall deem necessary for the effective performance of the duties and purposes of the Department. He shall also from time to time make such special investigations and reports as he may be required to do by the President, or by either House of Congress, or which he himself may deem necessary and urgent.

Act Feb. 14, 1903, c. 552, § 8, 32 Stat. 829.

The Secretary is required to submit to Congress, annually, estimates in detail for all personal services and for all general and miscellaneous expenses for the Department, by a provision of Act March 3, 1903, c.

1006, post, under Title XLI, “Appropriations." Custody of Department buildings, property, records, etc.

Sec. 9. That the Secretary of Commerce and Labor shall have charge, in the buildings or premises occupied by or appropriated to the Department of Commerce and Labor, of the library, furniture, fixtures, records, and other property pertaining to it or hereafter acquired for use in its business, and he shall be allowed to expend for periodicals and the purposes of the library, and for the rental of appropriate quarters for the accommodation of the Department of Commerce and Labor within the District of Columbia, and for all other incidental expenses, such sums as Congress may provide from time to time: Provided, however, That where any office, bureau, or branch of the public service transferred to the Department of Commerce and Labor by this Act is occupying rented buildings or premises, it may still continue to do so until other suitable quarters are provided for its use: And provided further, That all officers, clerks, and employees now employed in or by any of the bureaus, offices, departments, or branches of the public service in this Act transferred to the Department of Commerce and Labor are each and all hereby transferred to said Department at their present grades and salaries, except where otherwise provided in this Act: And provided further, That all laws prescribing the work and defining the duties of the several bureaus, offices, departments, or branches of the public service by this Act transferred to and made a part of the Department of Commerce and Labor shall, so far as the same are not in conflict with the provisions of this Act, remain in full force and effect until otherwise provided by law.

Act Feb. 14, 1903, c. 552, § 9, 32 Stat. 829.

An appropriation for rent for the offices of the Secretary and the Bureaus of Manufactures and Corporations is made by the deficiency appropriation act of March 3, 1903, c. 1006, 32 Stat. 1081. Provisions of the same act as to the buildings to be occupied by other bureaus, offices, etc., are set forth below.

Transfer of duties, powers, etc., of heads of executive departments, and

of duties, powers, etc., of Secretary of Treasury as to shipping,

seamen, etc. Sec. 10. That all duties performed and all power and authority now possessed or exercised by the head of any executive department in and over any bureau, office, officer, board, branch, or division of the public service by this Act transferred to the Department of Commerce and Labor, or any business arising therefrom or pertaining thereto, or in relation to the duties performed by and authority conferred by law upon such bureau, officer, office, board, branch or division of the public service, whether of an appellate or revisory character or otherwise, shall hereafter be vested in and exercised by the head of the said Department of Commerce and Labor.

All duties, power, authority and jurisdiction, whether supervisory, appellate or otherwise, now imposed or conferred upon the Secretary of the Treasury by Acts of Congress relating to merchant vessels or yachts, their measurement, numbers, names, registers, enrollments, licenses, commissions, records, mortgages, bills of sale, transfers, entry, clearance, movements and transportation of their cargoes and passengers, owners, officers, seamen, passengers, fees, inspection, equipment for the better security of life, and by Acts of Congress relating to tonnage tax, boilers on steam vessels, the carrying of inflammable, explosive or dangerous cargo on vessels, the use of petroleum or other similar substances to produce motive power and relating to the remission or refund of fines, penalties, forfeitures, exactions or charges incurred for violating any provision of law relating to vessels or seamen or to informer's shares of such fines, and by Acts of Congress relating to the Commissioner and Bureau of Navigation, Shipping Commissioners, their officers and employees, Steamboat-Inspection Service and any of the officials thereof, shall be and hereby are transferred to and imposed and conferred upon the Secretary of Commerce and Labor from and after the time of the transfer of the Bureau of Navigation, the Shipping Commissioners and the Steamboat-Inspection Service to the Department of Commerce and Labor, and shall not thereafter be imposed upon or exercised by the Secretary of the Treasury. And all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are, so far as inconsistent, hereby repealed.

Act Feb. 14, 1903, c. 552, § 10, 32 Stat. 829.

Similar provisions for transfer of executive powers, etc., of other departments, upon the transfer of any office, bureau, etc., therefrom, under section 12 of this act, are contained in that section, set forth below.

The previous acts relating to merchant vessels, etc., and to the Commissioner and Bureau of Navigation, Shipping Commissioners, their officers and employés, Steamboat Inspection Service and the officials thereof, mentioned in this section, are set forth in Comp. St. 1901, pp. 198–

200, 2801-3125. Sec. 11. [Relates to the Department of State.]

This section provides for the appointment of a person, to be designated by the Secretary of State, to formulate, under his direction, for the instruction of consular officers, requests of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, and to prepare from the dispatches of consular officers, for transmission to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, information pertaining to the work of the Department. It is set forth ante, under Title V, "The Department of State."

Transfer of offices, bureaus, etc., engaged in statistical or scientiflo

work, from certain Departments, authorized. Sec. 12. That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized, by order in writing, to transfer at any time the whole or any part of any office, bureau, division or other branch of the public service engaged in statistical or scientific work, from the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of War, the Department of Justice, the Post-Office Department, the Department of the Navy or the Department of the Interior, to the Department of Commerce and Labor; and in every such case the duties and authority performed by and conferred by law upon such office, bureau, division or other branch of the public service, or the part thereof so transferred, shall be thereby transferred with such office, bureau, division or other branch of the public service, or the part thereof which is so transferred. And all power and authority conferred by law, both supervisory and appellate, upon the department from which such transfer is made, or the Secretary thereof, in relation to the said office, bureau, division or other branch of the public service, or the part thereof so transferred, shall immediately, when such transfer is so ordered by the President, be fully conferred upon and vested in the Department of Commerce and Labor, or the Secretary thereof, as the case may be, as to the whole or part of such office, bureau, division or other branch of the public service so transferred.

Act Feb. 14, 1903, c. 552, § 12, 32 Stat. 830. Time of taking effect of act.

Sec. 13. That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage: Provided, however, That the provisions of this Act other than those of section twelve in relation to the transfer of any existing office, bureau, division, officer or other branch of the public service or authority now conferred thereon, to the Department of Commerce and Labor shall take effect and be in force on the first day of July, nineteen hundred and three, and not before.

Act Feb. 14, 1903, c. 552, § 13, 32 Stat. 830.

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ACT MARCH 3, 1903, c. 1006.
Appropriations made applicable.

That all appropriations made for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four for the Department of Labor, Fish Commission, bureaus, offices, or other divisions of whatever designation or character, transferred or that may be transferred from any executive department to the Department of Commerce and Labor under the act approved February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three, shall be available for expenditure in and by the Department of Commerce and Labor, and shall be treated the same as though said branches of the public service had been directly named in the laws making said appropriations as parts of the Department of Commerce and Labor, under the direction of the Secretary of the Department: Provided, That as to all general appropriations for printing and binding, rent, and contingent or miscellaneous expenses, the amounts that shall be transferred hereunder, except where the same are specifically fixed by law, shall in the case

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of each bureau, office, or other division be not less than the average amount expended on account of or allotted for expenditure to each of the same during the fiscal years nineteen hundred and two and nineteen hundred and three.

Act March 3, 1903, c. 1006, 32 Stat. 1082.

This is a provision of the deficiency appropriation act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, cited above. A similar provision as to unexpended appropriations is contained in Act Feb. 14, 1903, c. 552, § 3,

set forth above. Transfer of officers, clerks, and employés from Treasury Department.

That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed, as soon as may be practicable and before the first day of July, nineteen hundred and three, to transfer to the Department of Commerce and Labor all chiefs of division, assistant chiefs of division, clerks, messengers, assistant messengers, watchmen, charwomen, and laborers now employed in the divisions of his office who are wholly engaged upon the work relating to the business of the bureaus and offices of the Treasury Department transferred or to be transferred to the Department of Commerce and Labor under the Act of February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three; and in proportion to the number of persons in the divisions of his office whose time and labor are partially devoted to the work of said bureaus and offices he shall transfer approximately an equivalent number of clerks and other employees to said Department of Commerce and Labor, and the appropriations made for the compensation of all persons transferred hereunder shall be credited to and disbursed by the Department of Commerce and Labor.

Act Varch 3, 1903, c. 1006, 32 Stat. 1082.

This is a further provision of the deficiency appropriation act for the fiscal year 1903, cited above. General provisions for the transfer of officers, clerks, and employés to the Department are contained in Act

Feb. 14, 1903, c. 552, § 9, set forth above.
Buildings to be occupied by bureaus, offices, etc., transferred.

That all bureaus, offices, and divisions transferred to the Department of Commerce and Labor after July first, nineteen hundred and three, occupying quarters in any building owned by the United States shall continue therein until otherwise provided for by Congress, except the Bureau of Immigration and the Steamboat Inspection Service, which may be removed from the Treasury building to the Builders' Exchange building, numbers seven hundred and nineteen to seven hundred and twenty-one Thirteenth street northwest, premises now rented in part by the Treasury Department.

Act March 3, 1903, c. 1006, 32 Stat. 1082.

This is a further provision of the deficiency appropriation act for the fiscal year 1903, cited above. Provisions for the custody of the buildings, etc., of the Department are contained in Act Feb. 14, 1903, c. 552, § 9, set forth above.

TITLE XIII.

THE JUDICIARY.

CHAPTER ONE.

Judicial Districts.

(ALABAMA.] Sec. 532. Alabama.

The times for terms of the courts in the middle and northern districts are changed by Act Feb. 9, 1903, c. 533, and Act Feb. 16, 1903, c. 554, set forth below. And the division of the northern district into two divisions, by Act May 2, 1881, c. 38, § 2, Comp. St. 1901, p. 318, is changed by dividing the district into three divisions, by an amendment of that section by Act Feb. 16, 1903, c. 554, § 1, set forth below.

AOT MAY 2, 1884, c. 38, $ 2.
[Amended. Act Feb. 16, 1903, C. 554, § 1.]

This section, set forth in Comp. St. 1901, p. 318, is expressly amended by Act Feb. 16, 1903, c. 554, § 1, set forth below.

ACT FEB. 9, 1903, c. 533.
An Act to Fix the Time for Holding the United States District and

Circuit Courts in the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama.

(32 Stat. 820.) Terms of courts for middle district.

Be it enacted, &c., That hereafter the regular terms of the district and circuit courts of the United States for the middle district of Alabama shall be held at Montgomery, Alabama, on the first Tuesdays in May and December of each year.

Act Feb. 9, 1903, c. 533, § 1, 32 Stat. 820.
Terms of courts for northern district, northern division.

Sec. 2. That the regular terms of the district and circuit courts of the United States for the northern division of the northern district of Alabama shall be held at Huntsville, Alabama, on the first Tuesday in April and the second Tuesday in October of each year.

Act Feb. 9, 1903, c. 533, $ 2, 32 Stat. 820.

The terms of the courts for the northern division of the district as established by Act Feb. 16, 1903, c. 554, § 1, set forth below, are, by that section, to be held at the times and places prescribed.

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