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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the seventh day of December, 1903, and was adjourned without day on Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of April, 1904.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President; WILLIAM P. FRYE, President of the Senate pro tempore; JOSEPH G. CANNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CHAP. 1.—An Act To carry into effect a convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, signed on the eleventh day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and two.

December 17, 1903.
[H. R. 1921.]
[Public, No. 1.]

Cuba.

Preferential duties
on imports from.
Post, p. 2116.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the President of the United States shall receive satisfactory evidence that the Republic of Cuba has made provision to give full effect to the articles of the convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, signed on the eleventh day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and two, he is hereby authorized to issue his proclamation declaring that he has received such evidence, and thereupon on the tenth day after exchange of ratifications of such convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, and so long as the said convention shall remain in force, all articles of merchandise being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba, which are now imported into the United States free of duty, shall continue to be so admitted free of duty, and all other articles of merchandise being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba imported into the United States shall be admitted at a reduction of twenty per centum of the rates of duty thereon, as provided by the tariff Act of the United States, approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, or as may be provided by any tariff law of the United States subsequently enacted. The rates of duty herein granted by the United States to the Republic of Cuba are and shall continue during the term of said convention preferential in respect to all like imports from other countries: Provided, That while said convention is in force no sugar imported from the Republic of Cuba, and being the product duties." of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba, shall be admitted into the United States at a reduction of duty greater than twenty per centum of the rates of duty thereon, as provided by the tariff Act of the United States, approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninetyseven, and no sugar the product of any other foreign country shall be admitted by treaty or convention into the United States while this convention is in force at a lower rate of duty than that provided by the tariff Act of the United States approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven: And provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be held or construed as an admission on the part of the islation.

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Vol. 30, p. 151.

Duration.

Provisos.

Limitation of sugar

Vol. 30, p. 168.

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No additional customs fees on imports from Cuba.

House of Representatives that customs duties can be changed otherwise than by an Act of Congress, originating in said House.

SEC. 2. That so long as said convention shall remain in force, the laws and regulations adopted, or that may be adopted by the United States to protect the revenues and prevent fraud in the declarations and proofs, that the articles of merchandise to which said convention may apply are the product or manufacture of the Republic of Cuba, shall not impose any additional charge or fees therefor on the articles imported, excepting the consular fees established, or which may be established, by the United States for issuing shipping documents, which fees shall not be higher than those charged on the shipments of similar Equal treatment of merchandise from any other nation whatsoever; that articles of the Republic of Cuba shall receive, on their importation into the ports of the United States, treatment equal to that which similar articles of the United States shall receive on their importation into the ports of discrimination the Republic of Cuba; that any tax or charge that may be imposed by the national or local authorities of the United States upon the articles of merchandise of the Republic of Cuba, embraced in the provisions of said convention, subsequent to importation and prior to their entering into consumption into the United States, shall be imposed and collected without discrimination upon like articles whencesoever imported. Approved, December 17, 1903.

imports by both countries.

No

on place of shipment.

January 7, 1904.
(S. 2022.]
[Public, No. 2.]

Exposition.

rights for exhibits of

etc.

CHAP. 2.-An Act To afford protection to exhibitors of foreign literary, artistic, or musical works at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Louisiana Purchase States of America in Congress assembled, That the author of any book, Temporary copy map, chart, dramatic composition, musical composition, engraving, foreign books, prints, cut, print, chromo, lithograph, or photograph published abroad prior to November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, but not registered for copyright protection in the United States copyright office, or the heirs and assigns of such author, shall have in the case of any such book, map, chart, dramatic composition, musical composition, engraving, cut, print, chromo, lithograph, or photograph intended for exhibition at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition the sole liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing, copying, and vending the same within the limits of the United States for the term herein provided for upon complying with the provisions of this Act.

Copies of exhibits, for Library of Congress.

Record of titles, etc.

SEC. 2. That one copy of such book, map, chart, dramatic composition, musical composition, engraving, cut, print, chromo, lithograph, or photograph to be exhibited as herein provided shall be delivered at the copyright office, Library of Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia, with a statement duly subscribed to in writing that the book or other article is intended for such exhibition and that the copyright protection herein provided for is desired by the copyright proprietor, whose full name and legal residence is to be stated in the application.

SEC. 3. That the register of copyrights shall record the title of each volume of any such book or other article herein provided for, or if the article lacks a title, shall record a brief description of it sufficient to identify it, in a special series of record books to be designated the Copy to claimants. "Interim copyright record books," and shall furnish to the copyright claimant a copy of record under seal of such recorded title or description, and the said title or description is to be included in the Catalogue of Title Entries provided for in section four of the Act of March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one.

Vol. 26, p. 1108.

Fees.

SEC. 4. That a fee of one dollar and fifty cents shall be paid to the register of copyrights for each title or description to be recorded and a certified copy of the record of the same, and in the case of a work in more than one volume the same amount, one dollar and fifty cents,

shall be paid for each volume, and the register of copyrights shall deposit all such fees paid in the Treasury of the United States, and report and account for the same in accordance with the provisions in relation to copyright fees of the appropriation act approved February Vol. 29, p. 545. nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven.

SEC. 5. That the copyright protection herein provided for shall be for the term of two years from the date of the receipt of the book or other article in the copyright office.

Term.

Extension of term.

R. S.. Title LX, ch. 3, p. 957.

Temporary copy

SEC. 6. That if at any time during the term of the copyright, protection herein provided for, two copies of the original text of any such book, or of a translation of it in the English language, printed from type set within the limits of the United States or from plates made therefrom, or two copies of any such photograph, chromo, or lithograph printed from negatives or drawings on stone made within the limits of the United States or from transfers made therefrom, are deposited in the copyright office, Library of Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia, such deposit shall be held to extend the term of copyright protection to such book, photograph, chromo, or lithograph for the full terms provided for in title sixty, chapter three, of the Revised Statutes of the United States, computed from the date of the receipt of the book, photograph, chromo, or lithograph and the registration of the title or description as herein provided for. .SEC. 7. That in the case of an original work of the fine arts (a paint- rights for exhibits of ing, drawing, statue, statuary, and a model or design intended to be foreign paintings, etc. perfected as a work of the fine arts) which has been produced without the limits of the United States prior to the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and four, and is intended for exhibition at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the author of such work of art, or his heirs and assigns, shall be granted copyright protection therefor during a period of two years from the date of filing in the copyright office, Library of Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia, a description of the said work of art and a photograph of it, and upon paying Fees. to the register of copyrights one dollar and fifty cents for the registration of such description, and a copy of record under seal of such recorded description. SEC. 8. That, except in so far as this Act authorizes and provides Copyright laws not for temporary copyright protection during the period and for the permanently affected. purposes herein provided for, it shall not be construed or held to in any manner affect or repeal any of the provisions of the Revised Statutes relating to copyrights and the Acts amendatory thereof. That no registration under this Act shall be made after the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and four.

Approved, January 7, 1904.

Term.

Time limit for registration.

CHAP. 3.—An Act To amend the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four," approved March third, nineteen hundred and three.

January 15, 1904. [H. R. 9160.]

[Public, No. 3.]

Department of Agriculture.

Emergency fund for eradicating contagi

Vol. 32, p. 1165, amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ous animal diseases. four," approved March third, nineteen hundred and three, as relates to the emergency appropriation to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to stamp out and eradicate the foot-and-mouth disease and other contagious diseases of animals, to be used for no other purpose, be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows: "Emergency appropriation: To enable the Secretary of Agriculture Mexican cotton boll to stamp out and eradicate the foot-and-mouth disease and other

weevil, etc., added.

Proviso.

Expenditure.

contagious diseases of animals, and to meet the emergency caused by the ravages of the Mexican cotton-boll weevil and other insects and diseases affecting cotton, and for no other purpose, five hundred thousand dollars, which sum shall remain available until the close of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and five: Provided, That of this sum not to exceed two hundred and fifty thousand dollars may be expended by the Secretary of Agriculture in such manner as he shall deem best, in cooperation with State experiment stations and practical cotton growers if the Secretary of Agriculture shall deem it advisable, to meet the emergency caused by the ravages of the Mexican cotton-boll weevil and other insects and diseases affecting cotton, and the remainder of the five hundred thousand dollars herein appropriated (not less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, however) shall be used exclusively to stamp out and eradicate foot-and-mouth disease and other contagious diseases of animals."

Approved, January 15, 1904.

January 15, 1904. [H. R. 9866.]

[Public. No. 4.]

District of Columbia.

Appropriation

for

CHAP. 4.-An Act Making appropriations for clearing the Potomac River of ice and for the removal of snow and ice in the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are removing ice and hereby appropriated, payable from any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated and from the revenues of the District of Columbia, in equal parts, namely:

snow.

Potomac River.

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For clearing the Potomac River of ice within the District of Columbia, five thousand dollars.

For cleaning snow and ice from cross walks and gutters, under the Act approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, five thousand dollars.

Approved, January 15, 1904.

January 18, 1904. [S, 2300.]

[Public, No. 5.]

Grays Point, Mo.
Time extended for

River at.

744,

CHAP. 5.—An Act To supplement and amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River, at or near Grays Point, Missouri," approved January twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and one.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section thirteen of the bridging Mississippi Act entitled "An Act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River, at or near Grays Point, Missouri," be, and the same is hereby, so supplemented and amended as to extend the time for the completion of the construction of the bridge and approaches by said Act authorized until the twenty-sixth day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and seven.

Vol. 31, p. amended.

Approved, January 18, 1904.

January 21, 1904.
[H. R. 7273.]
[Public, No. 6.]

Arizona.

CHAP. 6.-An Act To enable the city of Phoenix, the town of Tempe, and the town of Mesa, all in Maricopa County, Arizona Territory, severally to issue the bonds of said municipalities for the purpose of aiding in the construction of a freighting and wagon road from any convenient point in the Salt River Valley to the Salt River reservoir dam site in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Wagon road in Mari- States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Phoenix, the town of Tempe, and the town of Mesa, all situated in Maricopa County, in the Territory of Arizona, are hereby severally authorized and

copa County. Municipal bond issue for, authorized.

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