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Texas; New London, Connecticut, and Superior, Michigan, Bangor, Maine, and Apalachicola, Florida, and the ports of Dubuque, Iowa, and Toledo, Ohio, Evansville, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Gallipolis, Ohio; Wheeling, West Virginia; Burlington, Vermont; and Jacksonville, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, at the rate of one thousand five hundred dollars per year for each local inspector.
“And, in addition, the Secretary of Commerce and Labor may Assistant inspectors. appoint, in districts or ports where there are two hundred and twenty- met
merce and Labor may five steamers and upwards to be inspected annually, assistant inspect- appoints ors, at a salary, for the port of New York, of two thousand dollars a year each; for the port of New Orleans, Louisiana; the districts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; the ports of Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois, and the district of San Francisco, California, at one thousand eight hundred dollars per year each, and for all other districts and ports at a salary not exceeding one thousand six hundred dollars a year each; and he may appoint a clerk to any such board at a compensation not exceeding one thousand two hundred dollar; a year to each person so appointed. Every inspector provided
Mileage, eto. for in this or the preceding sections of this title shall be paid his actual and reasonable traveling expenses or mileage, at the rate of five cents a mile, incurred in the performance of his duties, together with his actual and reasonable expenses for transportation of instruments, which shall be certified and sworn to under such instructions as shall be given by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor.
" Assistant inspectors, appointed as provided by law, shall perform Duties. such duties of actual inspection as may be assigned to them under the direction, supervision, and control of the local inspectors.
“And the Secretary of Commerce and Labor may from time to time Detail. detail said assistant inspectors of one port or district for service in any other port or district, as the needs of the Steamboat-Inspection Service may, in his discretion, require, and the actual and reasonable traveling expenses or mileage of assistant inspectors so detailed shall be paid in the same manner as provided in this section for inspectors."
Sec. 2. That this Act shall take effect and be in force on and after Effect.. the first day of July, nineteen hundred and five.
Approved, March 3, 1905.
CHAP. 1456.-An Act To amend sections forty-four hundred and eighteen, fortyfour hundred and eighty, and forty-four hundred and eighty-three of the kevised' Statutes, and to repeal sections forty-four hundred and thirty-five, forty-four hundred and thirty-six, and forty-four hundred and fifty-nine of the Revised Statutes, all relating to the Steamboat-Inspection Service.
March 3, 1905.
(H. R. 18201.] (Public, No. 189.)
Be it enacted by the Senate and Horise of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section forty-four hun- , Steamboat-Inspec
tion Service. dred and eighteen of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 4418. The local inspectors shall also inspect the boilers and Inspection of boiltheir appurtenances in all steam vessels before the same shall be used, R. S., gec. 4418, p. 856,
amended. · and once at least in every year thereafter, and shall subject all boilers
to the hydrostatic pressure. All such vessels shall comply with the following requirements, namely: That the boilers are well made, of co
Requirements as to good and suitable material; that the openings for the passage of water and steam, respectively, and all pipes and tubes exposed to heat, are of proper dimensions and free from obstructions; that the spaces between and around the flues are sufficient; that flues, boilers, furnaces, safety valves, fusible plugs, low-water indicators, feed-water apparatus, gauge cocks, steam gauges, water and steam pipes
Fire doors. connecting boilers, means of prevention of sparks and flames from
fire doors, low-water gauges; means of removing mud and sediment from boilers, and all other such machinery and appurtenances thereof, are of such construction, shape, condition arrangement, and material
that the same may be safely employed in the service proposed without Compliance with peril to life; and the local inspectors shall satisfy themselves by regulations, etc.
thorough examination that said requirements of law and regulations in Hydrostatic tests. regard thereto have been fully complied with. All boilers used on
steam vessels and constructed of iron or steel plates, inspected under the provisions of section forty-four hundred and thirty, shall be subjected to a hydrostatic test, in the ratio of one hundred and fifts pounds to the square inch to one hundred pounds to the square inch of the working steam power allowed. No boiler or flue pipe, nor any of the connections therewith, shall be approved, which is made, in whole or in part, of bad material, or is unsafe in its form, or dangerous from defective workmanship, age, use, or other cause."
Sec. 2. That section forty-four hundred and eighty of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and it is hereby, amended to read as
follows: Tiller ropes, rods, “SEC: 4480. Every steamer carrying passengers shall be provided
bell-pulis, with such tiller ropes, tiller rods, or chains for the purpose of steerSidsec. 4480, p. 867, ing and navigating the vessel, and such bell-pulls for signalizing the
engineer from the pilot house, and such tubes or other arrangement to repeat back the signal to the pilot house, as may be prescribed by the board of supervising inspectors, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor.”
Sec. 3. That section forty-four hundred and eighty-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and it is hereby, amended
to read as follows: Fire protection for “Sec. 4483. Every such steam vessel carrying passengers shall river passenger steam
Esteam. keep such fire buckets, axes, and water barrels as shall be prescribed R.S.. sec. 4483, p. 867, by the regulations established by the board of supervising inspectors, Amended. Requirements.
with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor. The buckets and barrels shall be kept in convenient places and filled with water, to be in readiness in case of fire, and the axes shall be kept in good order and ready for immediate use, Tanks of suitable dimensions and arrangement, or buckets in sufficient number, may be sub
stituted for barrels.” Boilers and inspec. SEC. 4. That sections forty-four hundred and thirty-five, forty-four R.S., secs. 4435, 4436, hundred and thirty-six, and forty-four hundred and fifty-nine of the 1459, pp. 859; 863, re- Revised Statutes of the United States be, and they are hereby, repealed. pealed,
Sec. 5. That this Act shall take effect and be in force on and after the first day of July, nineteen hundred and five.
Approved, March 3, 1905.
Narch 3, 1905. CHAP. 1457.-An Act To amend sections forty-four hundred and fifteen, forty-four (H. R. 18202.]
hundred and sixteen, forty-four hundred and twenty-three, forty-four hundred and (Public, No. 190.) twenty-six, forty-four hundred and forty-nine, forty-four hundred and fifty-two,
forty-four hundred and seventy, forty-four hundred and seventy-two, forty-four hundred and ninety-eight, and forty-two hundred and thirty-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States, relating to steamboat inspection.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Steamboat-Inspec- States of America in Congress assembled, That section forty-four huntion Service.
dred and fifteen of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and
it is hereby, amended to read as follows: Inspector of hulls. "SEC. #415. The inspector of hulls shall be a person of good cbar. Qualifications of. R.S., sec. 4415, p. 865,
p. 865, acter and suitable qualifications and attainments to perform the services - Amended.
required of an inspector of hulls, who from his practical knowledge of
inspectors and assist
shipbuilding and navigation and the uses of steam in navigation is fully competent to make a reliable estimate of the strength, seaworthiness, and other qualities of the hulls of vessels and their equipment deemed essential to safety of life in their navigation; and the inspector Inspector of boilers. of boilers shall be a person of good character and suitable qualifications and attainments to perform the services required of an inspector of boilers, who from his knowledge and experience of the duties of an engineer employed in navigating vessels by steam, and also of the construction and use of boilers, and machinery and appurtenances therewith connected, is able to form a reliable opinion of the strength, form, workmanship, and suitableness of boilers and machinery to be employed, without hazard to life from imperfection in the material, workmanship, or arrangement of any part of such apparatus for steaming. The inspector of hulls and the inspector of boilers designated by
theinonenter of hiforo desicnoted ho Board of local inthe Secretary of Commerce and Labor shall, from the date of designation, constitute a board of local inspectors." · SEC. 2. That section forty-four hundred and sixteen of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended to read as follows: “SEC. 4416. No person interested, either directly or indirectly, in ing
Persons ineligible as any patented article required to be used on any steamer by this title, ants..
R.S., sec. 4416, p. 855, or who is a member of any association of owners, masters, engineers, amended. or pilots of steamboats, or who is, directly or indirectly, pecuniarily interested in any steam vessel, or wbo has not the qualifications and acquirements prescribed by this title, or who is intemperate in his habits, shall be eligible to hold the office of either supervising, local, or assistant inspector, or to discharge the duties thereof; and if any such person shall attempt to exercise the functions of the office of either inspector he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars, and shall be dismissed from office."
Sec. 3. That section forty-four hundred and twenty-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 4423. Every collector or other chief officer of the customs Certificates of inshall retain on file all original certificates of the inspectors required to R. 8., sec. 4423, p. 857. be delivered to him, and shall give to the master or owner of the vessel therein named three certified copies thereof, two of which shall be placed by such master or owner in conspicuous places in the vessel where they will be most likely to be observed by passengers and others, and there kept at all times, framed under glass, and the other shall be retained by such master or owner as evidence of the authority thereby conferred: Provided, however, That where it is not practicable
Exception. to so expose said copies they shall be carried in the vessel in such manner as shall be prescribed by the regulations established by the board of supervising inspectors with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor.”
SEC. 4. That section forty-four hundred and twenty-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by Act of January eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, be, and it is hereby, further amended to read as follows: “SEC. 4426. The bull and boilers of every ferryboat, canal boat, Inspection of ferry
i boats, canal boats, yacht, or other small craft of like character propelled by steam, shall yachts, etc. be inspected under the provisions of this title. Such other provisions ,
s R. 8., sec. 4426, p. 858, of law for the better security of life as may be applicable to such vessels shall, by the regulations of the board of supervising inspectors, also be required to be complied with before a certificate of inspection shall be granted, and no such vessel shall be navigated without a licensed engineer and a licensed pilot: Provided, however, That in proviso:
Launches under ten open steam launches of ten tons burden and under, one person, if duly tons burden. qualified, may serve in the double capacity of pilot and engineer. All gas, etc.
Vessels propelled by law.
Vol. 29, P. 489. vessels of above fifteen tons burden carrying freight or passengers for
hire, propelled by gas, fluid, naphtha, or electric motors, shall be, and are hereby, made subject to all the provisions of section forty-four hundred and twenty-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States
relating to the inspection of hulls and boilers and requiring engineers Enforcement of the and pilots, and for any violation of the provisions of this title appli
cable to such vessels, or of rules or regulations lawfully established thereunder, and to the extent to which such provisions of law and
regulations are so applicable, the said vessels, their masters, officers, R.S., secs. 4496-4500
and owners shall be subject to the provisions of sections forty-four hundred and ninety-six, forty-four hundred and ninety-seven, fortyfour hundred and ninety-eight, forty-four hundred and ninety-nine, and forty-five hundred, relating to the imposition and enforcement of penalties and the enforcement of law."
Sec. 5. That section forty-four hundred and forty-nine of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and it is hereby, amended to
read as follows: Revocation or sus “SEC. 4449. If any licensed officer shall, to the hindrance of comlicense for refusal to merce, wrongfully or unreasonably refuse to serve in his official capa
R.S., sec. 4449, p. 861, city on any vessel as authorized by the terms of his certificate of license, amended.
or shall fail to deliver to the applicant for such service at the time of such refusal, if the same shall be demanded, a statement in writing assigning good and sufficient reasons therefor, or if any pilot or engineer shall refuse to admit into the pilot house or engine room any person whom the master or owner of the vessel may desire to place there for the purpose of learning the profession, bis license shall be revoked or suspended upon the same proceedings as are provided in other cases of revocation or suspension of such licenses.”
Sec. 6. That section forty-four hundred and fifty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and it is hereby, amended to read as
follows: Appeals, etc., to su “SEC. 4452. Whenever any board of local inspectors refuses to pervising inspector. R.S., sec. 4452, p. 861, grant a license to any person applying for the same, or suspends or
revokes the license of any master, mate, engineer, or pilot, any person deeming himself wronged by such refusal, suspension, or revocation, may, within thirty days thereof, on application to the supervising inspector of the district, have his case examined anew by such supervising inspector; and the local board shall furnish to the supervising inspector, in writing, the reasons for its doings in the premises; and such supervising inspector shall examine the case anew, and he shall have the same powers to summon witnesses and compel their attendance and to administer oaths that are conferred on local inspectors; and such witnesses and the marshal shall be paid in the same manner as provided for by the preceding section; and such supervising inspector may revoke, change, or modify the decision of such local board, and like proceedings may be had by any master or owner of any steam vessel in relation to the inspection of such vessel, or her boilers or machinery, by any such local board; and in case of repairs, and in any investigation or inspection, where there shall be a disagree
ment between the local inspectors, the supervising inspector, when so Appeals to Super- requested, shall investigate and decide the case. In cases of trials for vising Inspector-Gen
the revocation or suspension of an officer's license, where either the license has been revoked or suspension for more than six months has been made, and such action has been affirmed by the supervising inspector, the officer whose license is in question may have the case examined anew by the Supervising Inspector-General, who shall have the same powers to summon witnesses, to compel their attendance, and to administer oaths as are conferred on local inspectors, and the Supervising Inspector-General may revoke, change, or modify said
R.S., sec. 4452, p. 861, Amended.
not to be carried on
decisions. Application for such reexamination of the case shall be Applications. made to the Supervising Inspector-General within thirty days after final decision by the supervising inspector.”
Sec, 7. That section forty-four hundred and seventy of the Revised Statutes of the United States bè, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows: “SEC. 4470. Every steamer carrying passengers or freight shall be Fire precautions.
R.S., sec. 4470, p. 865, provided with suitable pipes and valves attached to the boiler to con- amended. vey steam into the hold and to the different compartments thereof to extinguish fire, or such other suitable apparatus as may be prescribed by the regulations of the board of supervising inspectors, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, for extinguishing Apparatusdoruseo fire in the hold and compartments thereof by the introduction through pipes into such hold and compartments of carbonic acid gas or other file-extinguishing gas or vapor; and every stove used on board of any such vessel sball be well and securely fastened, so as to prevent it from being moved or overtbrown, and all woodwork or other ignitible substances about the boilers, chimneys, cook houses, and stovepipes, exposed to ignition shall be thoroughly shielded by some incombustible material in such a manner as to leave the air to circulate freely between such material and wood work or other ignitible substance; and before granting a certificate of inspection the inspector shall require all other necessary provisions to be made throughout such vessel to guard against loss or danger from fire.”
SEC. 8. That section forty-four hundred and seventy-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 4472. No loose hay, loose cotton, or loose hemp, camphene, Dangerous articles nitroglycerin, naphtha, benzine, benzole, coal oil, crude or refined passenger steamers. petroleum, or other like explosive burning fluids, or like dangerous
R.S., sec. 4472, p. 865. articles, shall be carried as freight or used as stores on any steamer carrying passengers; nor shall baled cotton or hemp be carried on Exceptions.
Baled cotton, such steamers unless the bales are compactly pressed and thoroughly covered and secured in such manner as shall be prescribed by the regulations established by the board of supervising inspectors with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor; nor shall gunpowder be carried on any such vessel except under special license; nor shall oil of vitriol, nitric or other chemical acids be carried on such steamers except on the decks or guards thereof or in such other safe part of the vessel as shall be prescribed by the inspectors. Refined petroleum, which will not ignite at a temperature less than Refined petroleum. one hundred and ten degrees of Fahrenheit thermometer, may be carried on board such steamers upon routes where there is no other practicable mode of transporting it, and under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the board of supervising inspectors with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor; and oil or spirits of turpentine may be carried on such steamers when put up in good metallic vessels or casks or barrels well and securely bound with iron and stowed in a secure part of the vessel; and friction 'matches may be carried on such steamers when securely packed in strong, tight chests or boxes, the covers of which shall be well secured by locks, screws, or other reliable fastenings, and stowed in a safe part of the vessel at a secure distance from any fire or heat. All such other provisions shall be made on every steamer carrying
Fire precautions. passengers or freight, to guard against and extinguish fire, as shall be prescribed by the board of supervising inspectors and approved by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor. Nothing in the foregoing or
Gasoline, etc., in
automobiles. following sections of this Act shall prohibit the transportation by