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WEBB-KENYON LAW That the shipment or transportation, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, of any spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented, or other intoxicating liquor of any kind, from one State, territory or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, into any other State, territory or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or from any foreign country into any State, territory or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, which said spirituous, vinous, malted, feia mented or other intoxicating liquor is intended, by any person interested therein, to be received, possessed, sold or in any manner used. either in the original package or otherwise, in violation of any law of such State, territory or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, is hereby prohibited.
FEDERAL PURE FOOD ACT RELATING TO LIQUORS
JUNE 30, 1906–AMENDED AUGUST 23, 1912 SECTION 10. That any article of food, drug or liquor that is adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this Act, and is being transported from one State, territory, district or insular possession to another for sale, or, having been transported, remains unloaded, unsold, or in original unbroken packages, or if it be sold or offered for sale in the District of Columbia or the territories, or insular possessions of the United States, or if it be imported from a foreign country for sale, or if it is intended for export to a foreign country, shall be liable to be proceeded against in any district court of the United States within the district where the same is found, and seized for confiscation by a process of libel for condemnation. And if such article is condemned as being adulterated or misbranded or of a poisonous or deleterious character, within the meaning of this Act, the same shall be disposed of by destruction or sale, as the said court may direct, and the proceeds thereof, if sold, less the legal costs and charges, shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States, but such goods shall not be sold in any jurisdiction contrary to the provisions of this Act or the laws of that jurisdiction. Provided, however, That upon the payment of the costs of such libel proceedings and the execution and delivery of a good and sufficient bond to the effect that such articles shall not be sold, or otherwise disposed of contrary to the provisions of this Act, or the laws of any State, territory, district or insular possession, the court may by order direct that such articles be delivered to the owner thereof. The proceedings of such libel cases shall conform, as near as may be, to the proceedings in admiralty, except that either party may demand trial by jury of any issue of fact joined in any such case, and all such proceedings shall be at the suit of and in the name of the United States
PROHIBITION OF SALE OF LIQUORS TO SOLDIERS
SEC. 12 OF CONSCRIPTION ACT SEC. 12. That the President of the United States, as Commanderin-Chief of the Army, is authorized to make such regulations governing the prohibition of alcoholic liquors in or near military camps and to the officers and enlisted men of the Army as he may from time to time deem necessary or advisable: Provided, That no person, corporation, partnership, or association shall sell, supply, or have in his or its possession any intoxicating or spirituous liquors at any military station, cantonment, camp, fort, post, officers' or enlisted men's club, which is being used at the time for military purposes under this Act, but the Secretary of War may make regulations permitting the sale and use of intoxicating liquors for medicinal purposes. It shall be unlawful to sell any intoxicating liquor, including beer, ale, or wine, to any officer or member of the military forces while in uniform, except as herein provided. Any person, corporation, partnership, or association violating the provisions of this section or the regulations made thereunder shall, unless otherwise punishable under the Articles of War, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not more than $1.000 or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or both.
In effcct May 18, 1917.
PROHIBITION OF SALE OF LIQUOR TO SAILORS
AND NAVAL OFFICERS
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in construing the provisions of sections twelve and thirteen of the Selectivedraft Act, approved May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen. the word "Army" shall extend to and include "Navy;" the word "Military” shall include "Naval;" “Articles of War” shall include "Articles for the Government of the Navy;" the words "camps, station, cantonment, camp, fort, post, officers' or enlisted men's clubs," in section twelve, and "camp. station, fort, post, cantonment, training or mobilization place,” in section thirteen, shall include such places under naval jurisdiction as the President may prescribe, and the powers therein conferred upon the secretary of War with regard to the military service are hereby conferred upon the Secretary of the Navy with regard to the naval service.
Approved Oct. 6, 1917.
FOOD CONSERVATION ACT PROHIBITION OF MANUFACTURE OF DISTILLED SPIRITS DURING THE WAR
Sec. 15. That from and after thirty days from the date of the approval of this act no foods, fruits, food materials, or feeds shall be used in the production of distilled spirits for beverage purposes: Provided, That under such rules, regulations, and bonds as the President may prescribe, such materials may be used in the production of distilled spirits exclusively for other than beverage purposes, or for the fortification of pure sweet wines as defined by the Act entitled “An Act to increase the revenue, and for other purposes," approved September eighth, nineteen hundred and sixteen. Nor shall there be imported into the United States any distilled spirits. Whenever the President shall find that limitation, regulaton, or prohibition of the use of foods, fruits, food materials, or feeds in the production of malt or vinous liquors for beverage purposes, or that reduction of the alcoholic content of any such malt or vinous liquor, is essential, in order to assure an adequate and continuous supply of food, or that the national security and defense will be subserved thereby, he is authorized, from time to time, to prescribe and give public notice of the extent of the limitation, regulation, prohibition, or reduction so necessitated. Whenever such notice shall have been given and shall remain unrevoked no person shall, after a reasonable time prescribed in such notice, use any foods, fruits, food materials, or feeds in the production of malt or vinous liquors, or import any such liquors except under license issued by the President and in compliance with rules and regulations determined by him governing the production and importation of such liquors and the alcoholic content thereof. Any person who wilfully violates the provisions of this section, or who shall use any foods, fruits, food materials, or feeds in the production of malt or vinous liquors, or who shall import any such liquors, without first obtaining a license so to do when a license is required under this section, or who shall violate any rule or regulation made under this section, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both: Provided further, That nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the licensing of the manufacture of vinous or malt liquors in any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or any civil subdivision thereof, where the manufacture of such vinous or malt liquor is prohibited.
Sec. 16. That the President is authorized and directed to commandeer any or all distilled spirits in bond or in stock at the date of the approval of this Act for redistillation, in so far as such redistillation may be necessary to meet the requirements of the Government in the manufacture of munitions and other military and hospital supplies, or in so far as such redistillation would dispense with the necessity of utilizing products and materials, suitable for foods and feeds in the future manufacture of distilled spirits for the purposes herein enumerated. The President shall determine and pay a just compensation for the distilled spirits so commandeered; and if the compensation so determined be not satisfactory to the person entitled to receive the same, such person shall be paid seventy-five per centum of the amount so determined by the President and shall be entitled to sue the United States to recover such further sum as, added to said seventy-five per centum, will make up such amount as will be just compensation for such spirits, in the manner provided by section twenty-four, paragraph twenty, and section one hundred and forty-five of the Judicial Code.
In effect September 8, 1917.
ALASKA PROHIBITION LAW
[S. 7963.] AN ACT To prohibit the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquors in
the Territory of Alaska, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after the first day of January, anno domini nineteen hundred and eighteen, it shall be unlawful for any person, house, association, firm, company, club, or corporation, his, its, or their agents, officers, clerks, or servants, to manufacture, sell, give, or otherwise dispose of any intoxicating liquor or alcohol of any kind in the Territory of Alaska, or to have in his or its possession or to transport any intoxicating liquor or alcohol in the Territory of Alaska unless the same was procured and is so possessed and transported as hereinafter provided.
Whenever the term “liquor," "intoxicating liquor," or "intoxicating liquors" is used in this Act it shall be deemed to include whisky, brandy, rum, gin, wine, ale, porter, beer, cordials, hard or fermented cider, alcoholic bitters, ethyl alcohol, and all malt liquors, including all alcoholic compounds classed by the United States Internal Revenue Bureau as "compound liquors." Provided, That this Act shall not apply to methyl or wood alcohol.
That any person or persons, or any house, company, association, club, or corporation, his, its, or their agents, officers, clerks, or servants, who shall, directly or indirectly, violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $1,000 or shall be imprisoned for a period of not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
SEC. 2. That before a pharmacist shall be authorized to transport pure alcohol for scientific, artistic, or mechanical purposes or for compounding or preparing medicines, as provided by this Act, he shall procure a permit for that purpose from the judge of the district court in the division where the applicant resides.
SEC. 3. That to procure such permit a pharmacist shall make and file with the clerk of the said district court a statement in writing. under oath, stating that he desires to transport pure alcohol for scientific, artistic, or mechanical purposes or for compounding, preparing, or preserving medicines only as provided by this Act, and giving his name, the location of his place of business, a statement that he is a licensed
pharmacist, that he is regularly engaged in the practice of his profession at the location named, and that he will not violate the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 4. That if the judge of the district court of any division in Alaska is satisfied of the good faith of the applicant he shall issue to such pharmacist a permit to transport pure alcohol for compounding, preparing, or preserving medicines or for scientific, artistic, or mechanical purposes. Such permit shall be substantially in the following form: “Permit to pharmacists to transport pure alcohol for compounding,
preparing, and preserving medicines only or for scientific, artistic,
or mechanical purposes. “District, court,
division, Territory of Alaska, ss.
is hereby permitted to transport pure alcohol for compounding, preparing, and preserving medicines only or for scientific, artistic, or mechanical purposes. This permit can only be used for one shipment and will be void after six months from the date of issue.
“By order of the district court aforesaid.
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"Judge of the district court." Sec. 5. That said permit mentioned in section four hereof shall be issued upon forms supplied by the clerk of the district court and shall contain the permit, a copy of the application for permit, and a copy of the provisions of section six of this Act, and shall be issued under the seal of the said court and shall be void for transportation purposes after six months from the date of issuance. The clerk of said district court shall keep in a separate book provided for that purpose a record of permits issued under this Act, wherein shall be entered the date and the number thereof, the person to whom issued, and the purpose for which issued.
SEC. 6. That said permit shall be attached to and remain affixed in a conspicuous place upon any package or parcel containing pure alcohol imported into or shipped in the Territory of Alaska, and when so affixed shall authorize any common carrier or any person operating a boat or vehicle for the transportation of goods, wares, or merchandise within the Territory of Alaska to transport, ship, or carry such pure alcohol. Any person so transporting such alcohol shall, before the delivery of such package or parcel, cancel said permit and so deface the same that it can not be used again.
Sec. 7. That all express companies, railroad companies, public or private carriers are hereby required to keep a separate book in which shall be entered, immediately upon receipt thereof, the name of the person to whom pure alcohol is shipped, from what city or town and State the same was shipped, and the name of the shipper, the amount