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Title amended.

SEC. 2. That the title of said act be amended so as to read as follows: “An Act for the relief of soldiers and sailors who enlisted or served under assumed names, while minors or otherwise, in the army or navy, during the war of the rebellion, the war with Spain, or the Philippine insurrection."

Approved, June 25, 1910.

Oklahoma western

Terms

of

June 25, 1910. CHAP. 394.--An Act To provide for the time and places for holding of the regular (H. R. 8913.) terms of the United States circuit and district courts for the western district of the State of Oklahoma, and for other purposes.

(Public, No. 276.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That two terms each year of judicial district. the circuit and district courts of the United States for the western

court,

Woodward. district of the State of Oklahoma shall be held at Woodward, Okla Vol. 34, p. 275. homa, and the regular terms of said courts at Woodward shall be held on the first Monday in May and the second Monday in November of each year: Provided, That suitable rooms and accommodations for Proviso. the holding of said courts shall be furnished without cost or expense to the Government of the United States.

Approved, June 25, 1910.

Court rooms, etc.

June 25, 1910.

[H.R. 12315.) (Public, No. 277.]

White slave traffic act.

tion.

CHAP. 395.-An Act To further regulate interstate and foreign commerce by prohibiting the transportation therein for immoral purposes of women and girls, 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 term “interstate commerce," as used in this Act, shall include transportation from any Application of interState or Territory or the District of Columbia to any other State or merce to transportaTerritory or the District of Columbia, and the term “foreign commerce, as used in this Act, shall include transportation from any State or Territory or the District of Columbia to any foreign country and from any foreign country to any State or Territory or the District of Columbia.

SEC. 2. That any person who shall knowingly transport or cause to Transporting, etc. , be transported, or aid or assist in obtaining transportation for, or in practices a felony. transporting, in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or in the District of Columbia, any woman or girl for the purpose

of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose, or with the intent and purpose to induce, entice, or compel such woman or girl to become a prostitute or to give herself up to debauchery, or to engage in any other immoral practice; or who shall knowingly Furnishing tickets,

. procure or obtain, or cause to be procured or obtained, or aid or assist in procuring or obtaining, any ticket or tickets, or any form of transportation or evidence of the right thereto, to be used by any woman or girl in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or the District of Columbia, in going to any place for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose, or with the intent or purpose on the part of such person to induce, entice, or compel her to give herself up to the practice of prostitution, or to give herself up to debauchery, or any other immoral practice, whereby any such woman or girl shall be transported in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or the District of Columbia, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment of not more than five years, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 3. That any person who shall knowingly persuade, induce, Inducing, etc.; entice, or coerce, or cause to be persuaded, induced, enticed, or co- women for immoral erced, or aid or assist in persuading, inducing, enticing, or coercing purposes a felony.

Punishment.

:

Punishment.

Inducing, etc., interstate

Punishment.

courts,

any woman or girl to go from one place to another in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or the District of Columbia, for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose, or with the intent and purpose on the part of such person that such woman or girl shall engage in the practice of prostitution or debauchery, or any other immoral practice, whether with or without her consent, and who shall thereby knowingly cause or aid or assist in causing such woman or girl to go and to be carried or transported as a passenger upon the line or route of any common carrier or carriers in interstate or foreign commerce, or any Territory or the District of Columbia, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 4. That any person who shall knowingly persuade, induce, tion of females under entice, or coerce any woman or girl under the

age

of eighteen years lic for immoral prac- from any State or Territory or the District of Columbia to any other

State or Territory or the District of Columbia, with the purpose and intent to induce or coerce her, or that she shall be induced or coerced to engage in prostitution or debauchery, or any other immoral practice, and shall in furtherance of such purpose knowingly induce or cause her to go and to be carried or transported as a passenger in interstate commerce upon the line or route of any common carrier or carriers, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or

by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. Jurisdiction of Sec. 5. That any violation of any of the above sections two, three,

and four shall be prosecuted in any court having jurisdiction of crimes within the district in which said violation was committed, or from, through, or into which any such woman or girl may have been carried or transported as a passenger in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or the District of Columbia, contrary to

the provisions of any of said sections. Alien prostitutes. SEC. 6. That for the purpose of regulating and preventing the Information burean

transportation in foreign commerce of alien women and girls for purposes of prostitution and debauchery, and in pursuance of and for

the purpose of carrying out the terms of the agreement or project of Vol. 35, p. 1981.

arrangement for the suppression of the white-slave traffic, adopted July twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and two, for submission to their respective governments by the delegates of various powers represented at the Paris conference and confirmed by a formal agreement signed at Paris on May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and four, and adhered to by the United States on June sixth, nineteen hundred and

eight, as shown by the proclamation of the President of the United Authority of Com: States, dated June fifteenth, nineteen hundred and cight, the Commissioner-General of Iminigration.

missioner-General of Immigration is hereby designated as the authority of the United States to receive and centralize information concerning the procuration of alien women and girls with a view to their debauchery, and to exercise supervision over such alien women and girls, receive their declarations, establish their identity, and ascertain from them who induced them to leave their native countries, respectively; and it shall be the duty of said Commissioner-General of Immigration to receive and keep on file in his office the statements and declarations which may be made by such alien women and girls, and those which are hereinafter required pertaining to such alien women and girls engaged in prostitution or debauchery in this country, and to furnish receipts for such statements and declarations provided for in this act to the persons, respectively, making and filing them.

established.

re

Statements quired.

Failure to file statement a misdemeanor.

Punishment.

Every person who shall keep, maintain, control, support, or harbor Statements of alien in any house or place for the purpose of prostitution, or for any other by keepers of houses immoral purpose, any alien woman or girl within three years after she of Dream shall have entered the United States from any country, party to the said arrangement for the suppression of the white-slave traffic, shall file with the Commissioner-General of Immigration a statement in writing setting forth the name of such alien woman or girl, the place at which she is kept, and all facts as to the date of her entry into the United States, the port through which she entered, her age, nationality, and parentage, and concerning her procuration to come to this country within the knowledge of such person, and any person who shall fail within thirty days after such person shall commence to keep, maintain, control, support, or harbor in any house or place for the purpose of prostitution, or for any other immoral purpose, any alien woman or girl within three years after she shall have entered the United States from any of the countries, party to the said arrangement for the suppression of the white-slave traffic, to file such statement concerning such alien woman or girl with the CommissionerGeneral of Immigration, or who shall knowingly and willfully state falsely or fail to disclose in such statement any fact within his knowledge or belief with reference to the age, nationality, or parentage of any such alien woman or girl, or concerning her procuration to come to this country, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

In any prosecution brought under this section, if it appear that any Presumption if such statement required is not on file in the office of the CommissionerGeneral of Immigration, the person whose duty it shall be to file such statement shall be presumed to have failed to file said statement, as herein required, unless such person or persons shall prove otherwise. No person shall be excused from furnishing the statement, as required by this section, on the ground or for the reason that the statement required by him, or the information therein contained, might tend to criminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture, but no person Immunity for truthshall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture under any law of the United States for or on account of any transaction, matter, or thing, concerning which he may truthfully report in such statement, as required by the provisions of this section.

Sec. 7. That the term "Territory,” as used in this Act, shall include the district of Alaska, the insular possessions of the United States, and zone included the Canal Zone. The word "person,” as used in this Act, shall be "Territory .”. construed to import both the plural and the singular, as the case strued. demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies, and associations. When construing and enforcing the provisions of this Corporations, etc., Act, the act, omission, or failure of any officer, agent, or other person, etc! acting for or employed by any other person or by any corporation, company, society, or association within the scope of his employment or office, shall in every case be also deemed to be the act, omission, or failure of such other person, or of such company, corporation, society, or association, as well as that of the person himself.

SEC. 8. That this Act shall be known and referred to as the “Whiteslave traffic Act."

Approved, June 25, 1910.

statement not on file.

ful statements.

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Canal

in

“Persons," con

responsible foragents,

Title.

June 25, 1910. [H. R. 12353.]

Turtle Bay, Tex.
Lone Star Canal

Proviso.
Lock.

Closing passes.

CHAP. 396.-An Act Authorizing the Lone Star Canal Company, of Anahuac,

Chambers County, Texas, to erect à dam across the mouth of Turtle Bay, and [Public, No. 278.]

for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Lone Star Canal Company may dam. Company, of Anahuac, Chambers County, Texas, be, and hereby is,

authorized, under the supervision of the Secretary of War, to construct and maintain a bulkhead or dam across the mouth of Turtle Bay, north of Browns Pass of the Trinity River, commencing on the mainland abutting on the property of said company, extending westwardly about one thousand nine hundred feet to a point three hundred feet north of the mouth of said Browns Pass, abutting on state land: Provided, That said company shall, at its own expense, provide and keep a lock in said bulkhead or dam at such place and of such dimensions as may be approved by the Secretary of War.

SEC. 2. That said company, under the supervision of the Secretary of War, is hereby authorized to close by dam all passes from the Trinity River to said Turtle Bay, also Jacks Pass, connecting Trinity

River with Galveston Bay. Ditch from Trinity SEC. 3. That said company, after it shall have acquired title to the

right of way, shall have and is hereby granted authority to cut a ditch of such depth and dimensions as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War from the Trinity River, opposite the junction of Old and Trinity rivers, to Smiths Bayou.

SEC. 4. That the work herein authorized shall not be commenced until the plans therefor shall have been filed in the War Department, and that the said work shall be constructed under the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construction of dams across navigable waters," approved June twenty-first, nineteen hundred and six, and the Act amendatory thereof, approved June, nineteen hundred and ten, so far as the same may he hereto applicable.

Sec. 5. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, June 25, 1910.

to

River
Bayou.

Smiths

Construction.

Vol. 34, p. 386.

Ante, p. 593.

Amendment.

June 25, 1910. CHAP. 397.-An Act To make uniform the salaries of United States district (H. R. 12431.]

attorneys and marshals in Texas. [Public, No. 279.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Texas judicial dis- States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after July

Pay of district attor- first, nineteen hundred and ten, each United States district attorney neys and marshals to be $4.000 each.

and marshal of any Texas district shall receive as salary the sum of Vol. 29. pp. 181, 182, four thousand dollars per annum. amended.

Approved, June 25, 1910.

June 25, 1910.

(H. R. 13448.] [Public, No. 280.]

Customs.

CHAP. 398.–An Act Amending the statutes in relation to the immediate transportation of dutiable goods and merchandise.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the privileges of the granted immediate first section of the Act approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and transportation privi- eighty, entitled “An Act to amend the statutes in relation to imme

diate transportation of dutiable goods, and for other purposes," be, and the same are hereby, extended to the port of New London, in the customs collection district of New London, Connecticut.

Approved, June 25, 1910.

leges.

Vol. 21, p. 173.

CHAP. 399.--An Act To authorize the President of the United States to place upon the retired list of the United States Navy Lieutenant-Commander James H. Reid, with the rank of commander.

June 25, 1910.

(H. R. 14760.) [Public, No. 281.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the Best II. Reid may United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to place upon the be retired as com retired list of the United States Navy, with the rank of commander, the name of Lieutenant-Commander James H. Reid.

Approved, June 25, 1910.

mander.

June 25. 1910.

(H. R. 16032.) [Public, No. 282.)

Claims of Saginaw, Swan Creek.and Black

to Court of Claims.

on

Advancement docket.

Attorneys' fees.

CHAP. 400.-An Act For the relief of the Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River band of Chippewa Indians in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. That jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the Court of Mich.

Chippewa Indians, Claims, with the right of appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, to consider and adjudicate any claim, arising under treaty stip- River bands referred ulations or otherwise, which the Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River band of Chippewa Indians, of the State of Michigan, have against the United States; and such suit or suits as may be instituted hereunder shall, upon notice, be advanced upon the docket of either of said courts for trial, and be determined at the earliest practicable time.

SEC. 2. That upon the final determination of such suit or suits the Court of Claims shall decree such fees as the court shall find to be reasonable upon a quantam meriut for services performed, to be paid to the attorney or attorneys employed by the said band of Indians, and the same shall be paid out of the sum found to be due said band of Indians when an appropriation therefor shall have been made by Congress: Provided, That in no case shall the fees decreed by the court amount in the aggregate to more than ten per centum of the amount of the judgment recovered, and in no event shall the aggregate exceed ten thousand dollars. Sec. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is

Yuma Reservation, authorized to permit any religious or missionary organization having Religious organiza. lands reserved for mission and school purposes on the Yuma Reserva, gable lands on. tion in California, to select irrigable lands on said reservation equal in area to, and in lieu of, lands so reserved, and to issue a patent in fee therefor.

Approved, June 25, 1910.

Proviso.
Limit.

Cal.

Extra allowance to

p.

600,

CHAP. 401.-An Act To amend section thirteen of an Act entitled “An Act to June 25, 1910. establish a Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, and to provide for a uniform

(H. R. 16871.) rule for the naturalization of aliens throughout the United States," and for other [Public, No. 283.) naturalization purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section thirteen of the Immigration. Act approved June twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and six, entitled clerks of courts An Act to establish a Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, amended. and to provide for a uniform rule for the naturalization of aliens throughout the United States," is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence of the section, which reads as follows: “And in case the clerk of any court collects fees in excess of the sum of six thousand dollars in any one year, the Secretary of Commerce and Labor may allow to such clerk from the money which the United States shall receive additional compensation for the employment of additional clerical assistance, but for no other purpose, if in the opinion of

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