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of the Isthmian Canal Commission, of the said David Du B. Gaillard, who died on December fifth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, from disease resulting from his long and arduous service in the construction of the Panama Canal.

Approved, December 22, 1913. [38 Stat., 1464.]

An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to prohibit the importation and use of opium

for other than medicinal purposes," approved February ninth, nineteen hundred and nine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an Act entitled "An Act to prohibit the importation and use of opium for other than medicinal purposes," approved February ninth, nineteen hundred and nine, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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SEC. 5. That no smoking opium or opium prepared for smoking shall be admitted into the United States, or into any territory under the control or jurisdiction thereof, for transportation to another country, nor shall such opium be transferred or transshipped from one vessel to another vessel within any waters of the United States for immediate exportation or any other purpose.

Sec. 6. That hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to export or cause to be exported from the United States, or from territory under its control or jurisdiction, or from countries in which the United States exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction, any opium or cocaine, or any salt, derivative, or preparation of opium or cocaine, to any other country: Provided, That opium or cocaine, and salts, derivatives, or preparations thereof, except smoking opium or opium prepared for smoking, the exportation of which is hereby absolutely prohibited, may be exported to countries regulating their entry under such regulations as are prescribed by such country for the importation thereof into such country, such regulations to be promulgated from time to time by the Secretary of State of the United States.

“ The Secretary of State shall request all foreign Governments to communicate through the diplomatic channels copies of laws and regulations promulgated in their respective countries which prohibit or regulate the importation of the aforesaid drugs, and when received advise the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Commerce thereof; whereupon the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Commerce shall make and publish all proper regulations for carrying the provisions of this section into effect.

“ SEC. 7. That any person who exports or causes to be exported any of the aforesaid drugs in violation of the preceding section shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $5,000 nor less than $50 or by imprisonment for any time not exceeding two years, or both. And one-half of any fine recovered from any person or persons convicted of an offense under any section of this Act may be paid to the person or persons giving information leading to such recovery, and one-half of any bail forfeited and collected in any proceedings brought under this Act may be paid to the person or persons giving the information which led to the institution of such proceedings, if so directed by the court exercising jurisdiction in the case: Provided, That no payment for giving information shall be made to any officer or employee of the United States.

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An Act To authorize the President of the United States to locate, construct, and operate

railroads in the Territory of Alaska, and for other purposes.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States is hereby empowered, authorized, and directed

to utilize in carrying on the work herein provided for any and all machinery, equipment, instruments, material, and other property of any sort whatsoever used or acquired in connection with the construction of the Panama Canal, so far

and as rapidly as the same is no longer needed at Panama, and the Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby authorized to deliver said property to such officers or persons as the President may designate, and to take credit therefor at such percentage of its original cost as the President may approve, but this amount shall not be charged against the fund provided for in this Act.

Approved, March 12, 1914. [38 Stat., 305, 306.]

An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the

fiscal year nineteen hundred and fourteen and for prior years, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fourteen and for prior years, and for other purposes, namely:

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Payment to Panama: To enable the Secretary of State to pay to the Government of Panama the second annual payment due on February twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, from the Government of the United States to the Government of Panama under treaty of November eighteenth, nineteen hundred and three, $250,000.

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On and after July first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, unless otherwise expressly provided by law, no officer or employee of the United States shall be allowed or paid any sum in excess of expenses actually incurred for subsistence while traveling on duty outside of the District of Columbia and away from his desiginated post of duty, nor any sum for such expenses actually incurred in excess of $5 per day; nor shall any allowance or reimbursement for subsistence be paid to any officer or employee in any branch of the public service of the United States in the District of Columbia unless absent from his designated post of duty outside of the District of Columbia, and then only for the period of time actually engaged in the discharge of official duties.

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PANAMA CANAL.

To continue the construction of the Panama Canal, to be expended under the direction of the President, in accordance with an Act entitled “ An Act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans," approved June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, and to continue available until expended :

For skilled and unskilled labor on the Isthmus, including engineers, conductors, firemen, brakemen, electricians, teamsters, cranesmen, machinists, blacksmiths, and other artisans, and their helpers; janitors, sailors, cooks, waiters, and dairymen, for the departments of construction and engineering, quartermaster's, subsistence, disbursements and examination of accounts, $2,250,000.

For material, supplies, equipment, construction and repairs of buildings, medical aid and support of the insane, and of indigent persons permanently disabled, while in the line of duty and in the employ of the Isthmian Canal Commission, from earning a livelihood, and contingent expenses of the department of sanitation on the Isthmus, $200,000.

For the following for fortifications and armament thereof for the Panama Canal, to continue available until expended, namely:

Submarine-mine structures: For the construction of mining casemates, cable galleries, torpedo structures, cable tanks, and other structures necessary for the operation, preservation, and care of submarine mines and their accessories on the Canal Zone, $55,000.

For the construction of field fortifications, $194,350.

Such portion of the appropriation of $180,000, made in the sundry civii appropriation Act approved June twenty-third, nineteen hundred and thirteen, for filling swamp in rear of defensive works at Margarita Island as may not

be required for that purpose may be applied to filling swamp land in the vicinity of the defensive works at Toro Point.

For the purpose of paying the expenses of formally and officially opening the Panama Canal as provided in section four of the Panama Canal Act, including the compensation of such persons as may be appointed by the President to provide for such opening under the direction of the Governor of the Panama Canal, the President is authorized to use out of the moneys heretofore or hereafter appropriated for the construction, completion, operation, or maintenance of the Panama Canal the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary. The appointment of persons in the military and naval service of the United States hereby expressly authorized : Provided, That, if any person so appointed shall be employed in either the military or naval service of the United States, the amount of compensation fixed by the President under this resolution shall be in addition to the official salary paid to such person.

The wage scale of the persons employed in the construction of the Panama Canal in effect prior to April first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, shall continue unchanged during the period of actual construction, but not later than June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen; and no claim of any person 'employed in connection with the construction of the Panama Canal shall be recognized or paid by the United States for longevity service or lay-over days accruing subsequently to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine.

Authority is hereby given to employ and pay, from appropriations heretofore or hereafter made, an attorney versed in the Spanish law, and familiar with the conditions on the Isthmus in connection with the acquisition of privately owned lands in the Canal Zone, and in connection with the codification of the Canal Zone laws, at a salary not to exceed $7,200 per annum.

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SEC. 5. That no part of any money appropriated in this or any other Act shall be used for compensation or payment of expenses of accountants or other experts in inaugurating new or changing old methods of transacting the business of the United States or the District of Columbia unless authority for employment of such services or payment of such expenses is stated in specific terms in the Act making provision therefor and the rate of compensation for such services or expenses is specifically fixed therein, or be used for compensation of or expenses for persons, aiding or assisting such accountants or other experts, unless the rate of compensation of or expenses for such assistants is fixed by officers or employees of the United States or District of Columbia having authority to do so, and such rates of compensation or expenses so fixed shall be paid only to the person so employed.

Approved, April 6, 1914. [38 Stat., 329, 335.)

An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending

June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ifteen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and for other purposes :

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And provided further, That after September first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, in time of peace, whenever any officer holding a permanent commission in the line of the Army, with rank of colonel, lieutenant colonel, or major, shall not have been actually present for duty for at least two years of the last preceding six years with a command composed of not less than two troops, batteries, or companies of that branch of the Army in which he shall hold said commission, such officer shall not be detached nor permitted to remain detached from such command for duty of any kind except as hereinafter specifically provided ; and all pay and allowances shall be forfeited by any superior for any period during which, by his order or his permission, or by reason of his failure or neglect to issue or cause to be issued the proper order or instructions at the proper time, any officer shall be detached or permitted to remain detached in violation of any of the terms of this Act; but nothing in this Act shall be held to apply in the case of any officer for such period as shall be actually necessary

for him, after having been relieved from detached service, to join the organization or command to which he shall belong in that branch in which he shall hold a permanent commission; nor shall anything in this Act be held to apply to the detachment or detail of officers for duty in connection with the construction of the Panama Canal until after such canal shall have been formally opened.

Approved, April 27, 1914. (38 U. S. Stats., 357.)

An Act To amend section five of "An Act to provide for the opening, maintenance, pro

tection, and operation of the Panama Canal and the sanitation and government of the Canal Zone,” approved August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second sentence in section five of the Act entitled “An act to provide for the opening, maintenance, protection, and operation of the Panama Canal, and the sanitation and government of the Canal Zone,” approved August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve, which reads as follows: “No tolls shall be levied upon vessels engaged in the coastwise trade of the United States," be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Sec. 2. That the third sentence of the third paragraph of said section of said Act be so amended as to read as follows: “When based upon net registered tonnage for ships of commerce the tolls shall not exceed $1.25 per net registered ton, nor be less than 75 cents per net registered ton, subject, however, to the provisions of article nineteen of the convention between the United States and the Republic of Panama, entered into November eighteenth, nineteen hundred and three”: Provided, That the passage of this Act shall not be construed or held as a waiver or relinquishment of any right the United States may have under the treaty with Great Britain, ratified the twenty-first of February, nineteen hundred and two, or the treaty with the Republic of Panama, ratified February twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and four, or otherwise, to discriminate in favor of its vessels by exempting the vessels of the United States or its citizens from the payment of tolls for passage through said canal, or as in any way waiving, impairing, or affecting any right of the United States under said treaties, or otherwise, with respect to the sovereignty over or the ownership, control, and management of said canal and the regulation of the conditions or charges of traffic through the same.

Approved, June 15, 1914. [38 Stat., 385.]

An Act To authorize and direct Colonel George W. Goethals, Governor of the Canal Zone,

and formerly chairman and chief engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission, to investigate certain claims of the McClintic-Marshall Construction Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Colonel George W. Goethals, Governor of the Canal Zone, and formerly chairman and chief engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission, is hereby authorized and directed to investigate the claims of the McClintic-Marshall Construction Company, a corporation of the State of Pennsylvania, having its principal office in the city of Pittsburgh, in said State, and to ascertain what amount, if any, is in justice, equity, and fairness due and owing to the said McClintic-Marshall Construction Company from the Isthmian Canal Commission for work and labor done and materials furnished in connection with the construction and erection of lock gates and appurtenances for the Panama Canal, and in connection with or incidental to the doing of the work and furnishing of the materials provided for in a certain contract between the Isthmian Canal Commission and said McClintic-Marshall Construction Company, dated June twenty-first, nineteen hundred and ten, taking into consideration the claim of the contractors that the work was done under requirements as to character and finish not fairly within the meaning of the specifications.

The said Colonel George W. Goethals, Governor of the Canal Zone, is further authorized and empowered, either personally or through such commission as he may appoint, to investigate such claims and the various items thereof in such manner as to him may seem best, and either personally or through such commission is hereby empowered to administer oaths and affirmations to witnesses, and to issue subpoenas and to compel the attendance of witnesses. He shall report in detail to the Congress of the United States his findings.

Approved, June 24, 1914. [38 Stat., 388.]

An Act Making appropriations for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal year

ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, severally appropriated, in full compensation for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

RELIEF AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN SEAMEN.

Relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, and shipwrecked American seamen in the Territory of Alaska, in the Hawaiian Islands, Porto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, and the Philippine Islands, $20,000.

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An Act Making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June

thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the naval service of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and for other purposes :

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That the sum of $104,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be expended, on the approval and authority of the Secretary of the Navy, for entertaining the officers and crews of foreign fleets which may be sent to attend and participate in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in consequence of the invitation of the President of the United States, extended in pursuance of the authority contained in the joint resolution of Congress approved February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and eleven, and of the authority contained in the Act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twelve, and for other purposes, approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and eleven, and for defraying such other expenses incident to the visit of the said foreign fleets as the Secretary of the Navy may deem proper, and the said sum shall be available until November fifteenth, nineteen hundred and fifteen.

That the tolls that have been or may be prescribed by the President, in pursuance of the authority contained in the Panama Canal Act, approved August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve, to be levied by the Government of the United States for the use of the Panama Canal shall not be assessed against nor collected from any war vessel of any foreign nation which may pass through the Panama Canal en route to or in returning from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition: Provided, That such vessel has been sent by its Government to attend and participate in the said exposition in consequence of the invitation of the President of the United States, extended in pursuance of the authority contained in the joint resolution of Congress approved February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and eleven, and of the authority contained in the Act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twelve, and for other purposes, approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and eleven.

The Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized and empowered to define and establish suitable anchorage grounds in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and the adjacent waters for the combined fleets of the United States and foreign Governments which may rendezvous there prior to proceeding to the PanamaPacific International Exposition, to be held at the city and county of San Francisco, California, in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, as well as to define and establish suitable anchorage grounds in the Bay of San Francisco and the approaches and waters adjacent thereto during the continuance of the said Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the Secretary of the Navy is hereby further authorized to make such rules and regulations regarding the movements of all vessels in all of the waters named as may be necessary in order to insure

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