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1236c. Contracts for publication of Official Postal Guide.-Hereafter contracts let for the publication of the Official Postal Guide shall provide for the supply of such copies as may be required for public use by the several executive departments and other Government establishments at a price not exceeding the cost of such guides to the Post Office Department. Act of May 10, 1916 (39 Staf. 108).

1253a. Accused persons may testify.-In the trial of all indictments, informations, complaints, and other proceedings against persons charged with the commission of crimes, offenses, and misdemeanors, in the United States courts, Territorial courts, and courtsmartial, and courts of inquiry, in any State or Territory, including the District of Columbia, the person so charged shall, at his own request but not otherwise, be a competent witness. And his failure to make such request shall not create any presumption against him. Act of Mar. 16, 1878 (20 Stat. 30).




Par. Sale of alrplane war material to

foreign Governments, etc., en-
gaged with United States in
prosecution of war..

125Ja Same-Proceeds to be credited

to appropriations for ------- 1255b Secretary of War to prescribe

regulations for accounting for

Army supplies or property--- 1259a Loan of tents, restrictions on--- 1259b Exchange of sewing machines,

etc., motor trucks, passenger-
carrying vehicles, and band
instruments on purchase of

1261a Exchange of motor-propelled ve

hicles, aeroplanes, engines,

etc., on purchase of new ----- 1261b Exchange of motor-propelled ve

hicles, airplanes, and other

1261c Soldiers' homestead, military

service on Mexican border,

etc., equivalent to residence-- 1272a Soldiers' homestead, military or

naval service equivalent to
residence, etc.; contests on
ground of abandonment pro-

1272b Same-One year's residence,

etc., required condition

precedent to patent------ 1272c Same-Widows and minor chil

dren of applicants, etc., for homesteads dying in military service, etc., right to homesteads--

1272d Desert lands.------ 1272e-1272h Requirements as to expenditures

on and cultivation of land suspended as to persons in military service, etc., during war with Germany-


Par. Same-Entry must have been

made by claimant prior to his

1272f Same--Notice of muster into service to be filed...

1272g Same-" Enlisted man defined for purposes of act-

12721 Persons in armed forces of

United States, before whom
affidavits required by law af-
fecting application, entries,
etc., may be made.

12721 Mining claims.-

1272j-1272n Provisions of R. S. 2324, as to

labor on, not applicable to
persons in military service,
etc., during war with Ger-

1272; Same-Notice of muster into

service to be filed------ 12721 Labor on mining claims, sus

pension of, during years 1917
and 1918

1272m Same-Claimant to file notice of

desire to hold such mining

1272n Provisions relative to labor on

mining claims of persons in military service, etc., not affected by

12720 Lands for military purposes.- 1274a

1274p Donation of lands for aviation

field and remount station, acceptance of

1274a Purchase of lands for aviation

purposes, provided military

reservations are not available. 1274b Donation of lands for mobiliza

tion, training, and supply stations, acceptance of; also report as to additional needs for National Guard and Regular Army



Par. Report as to land and buildings ·

required for airships, etc., for seacoast defenses.

12740 Acquisition of sites for aviation

schools, posts, and stations.-- 1274e Land-site funds available for

other purposes; leasing of aviation fields

12741 Site for aviation station at

North Island, San Diego, Cal.,

taking possession of.. --- 12718 Same-Procedure for determi

nation of rights of private parties in ----

1274h Same-Payment into court of

value of such rights.---- 12741 Appropriation for payment of

award and distribution by order of court.-

12743 Proving ground for testing ordnance material

1274k President authorized to take

over necessary land, etc., on

failure to purchase----- 12741 Same-Just compensation for

land, etc., taken, method to determine

1274m Same-Title to immediately

vest in United States.------- 1274n Examination of title by Attor

ney General not required.--- 12740 Purchase of land, etc., for Ord

nance Department exempt from provision of Revised Statute as to examination of title

1274p Erection of Young Men's Chris

tian Association buildings on

military reservations-------- 1279a Revocable license to American

National Red Cross to erect buildings on military reserva

tions for storage of supplies-- 1279b Express authority for buildings,

etc., in parks, etc---------- 1279b Temporary buildings for Ameri

can Red Cross in District of Columbia.

12796 Same-Removal within three year's


Per. Temporary buildings may be

erected by Secretary of War
in Smithsonian Grounds, Dis-
trict of Columbia-----

1279e Sale of land purchased for tar

get ranges for National

1281a Same-Appraisal and method of sale

1281b Expenses of sale and disposition of proceeds--

1281c Right of way for highways over public lands

1283a Report as to permanent military

posts with plans and estimates
for quartering officers and en-
listed men.

1289a Vocational training------ 1293a-12931 Educational instruction, voca

tional education, employment
of civilian teachers, etc., for
enlisted men.

1293a Same-Secretary of War to pre

scribe necessary rules and
regulations, and suspend, in-
crease, or decrease amount of
instruction ----

1293b Vocational training, instruction

additional to military train-

1293c Same-Transfer of enlisted men

to organizations at regimental

posts for such instructions.-- 1293d Same-Hours of educational

and vocational training------ 1293e Same-Civilian instructors.. 12931 Same-Instructors and disci

pline under jurisdiction of

military authorities ---- 12939 Vocational training for enlisted

men, Aviation Section, Signal
Corps --

1293h Persons injured required to fol

low courses of reeducation,

vocational training, etc.----- 12931 Same-Enlistment in military

or naval service of such per-
sons unable to follow gainful

1293) Same-Pay during such enlistment--



Par. Same-Suspension of compensa

tion on failure to take course
or enlist-----

12931 Post offices at military posts--- 1294a Alcoholic liquors--- 1295a-12950 Regulation of sale, etc., in or

near military camps or to of

ficers and enlisted men_----- 1295a Same-Sale prohibited at any

military station, camp, fort,
etc., except for medicinal pur-

1295b Same-Sale of to officers or en

listed men while in uniform - 12950 Same-Punishment.--

1295d Suppression, etc., of houses of ill

fame, etc., near military
camps, etc

1295e SamePunishment for violation of regulations---

1295f Trespass upon or injury to

mines, torpedoes, fortifica-
tions, etc., or violation of reg-
ulations as to defensive sea

1315a Same Jurisdiction of offenses

committed within Canal Zone
or defensive sea areas.------

1315b Regulations for use and naviga

tion of navigable waters to
prevent injury from Coast Ar-
tillery fire, etc ---

13150 Same-Detail of vessels to enforce

13150 Offenses within admiralty, mari

time, and territorial jurisdic

tion of United States.------- 1316a Laws of States adopted for punishing wrongful acts.

1316b Espionage

1317}a-131711 National defense Punishment

for unlawfully obtaining information as to, etc-------- 1317da

Par. Same — Punishment for

municating such information,
etc., to foreign Governments,

1317 b Same - Punishment for com

municating, collecting, etc., in

formation in time of war---- 13171c Same-Making, etc., false re

ports, etc., with intent to in-
terfere with operations of mil-
itary forces while at war;
causing, etc., insubordination,
disloyalty, mutiny, etc.; ob-
structing recruiting or enlist-

ment, punishment------- 1317{d Conspiracy to violate two pre

ceding sections, punishment-- 13171e Punishment for other conspir

acies committed under this

131711 Harboring or concealing persons

violating provisions of title,

punishment ---- ---- 13171g Designation by proclamation of

prohibited places under title. 1317 h Jurisdiction of general courts

martial, etc., not limited by

13171i Places subject to provisions of title

-- 131713 Repeal of national defense se

crets act of March 3, 1911.- 1317{k Possession or control of prop

erty or papers in aid of for-
eign Government designed or
intended, etc., for violating
penal statutes, treaty rights,
or obligations of United
States, or rights, etc., under
law of nations, punishment. 131731

1255a. Sale of airplane war materials to foreign governments, etc., engaged with United States in prosecution of war.—The President, during the present emergency, is authorized, through the head of any department of the Government, to sell any war materials used in the construction of airplanes which may have been or may hereafter be acquired by the United States for the purpose of the Army or Navy,


or for the prosecution of war, to any person, firm, or corporation, or to any foreign state or government engaged with the United States Government in the prosecution of war against a common enemy or its allies, in such manner and upon such terms, at not less than cost, as he in his discretion may deem best. Act of Oct. 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 356).

1255b. Same-Proceeds to be credited to appropriations for.--Any moneys received by the United States hereunder shall become available as part of the appropriation by which said property was purchased by the United States. I.

1259a. Secretary of War to prescribe regulations for accounting for Army supplies or property.--Hereafter the accounting for Army supplies or property and the fixing of responsibility therefor shall be according to such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 635).

1259b. Loan of tents, restrictions on.-Hereafter no loan of tents shall be made except to the Grand Army of the Republic and the United Confederate Veterans. Joint resolution No. 11, Mar. 2, 1913 (37 Stat. 1025).

1261a. Erchange of sering machines, etc., motor trucks, passengercarrying vehicles, and band instruments on purchase of new.-Hereafter sewing machines and other labor-saving machinery used in th manufacture of clothing and equipage, motor trucks and passengercarrying vehicles, and band instruments may be exchanged in part payment for new machines, vehicles, and instruments used for the same purpose as those proposed to be exchanged. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 6.35).

1261b. Exchange of motor-propelled vehicles, aeroplanes, engines, etc., on purchase of new.-IIereafter motor-propelled vehicles, aeroplanes, engines, and parts thereof may be exchanged in part payment for new equipment of the saine or similar character, to be used for the same purpose as those proposed to be exchanged. Act of May 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 43).

1261c. Exchange of motor-propelled vehicles, airplanes and other equipment.-Subject to the approval of the Secretary of War, motorpropelled vehicles, airplanes, engines, parts thereof, and appurtenances may be exchanged in part payment for new equipment of the same or similar character to be used for the same purpose as those proposed to be exchanged. Sec. I, Act of July 24, 1917 (40 Stat.247).

(For the provisions of this section immediately preceding and following this paragraph see pars. 889xx and 889yy, ante.)

1272a. Soldiers' homestead, military service on Mexican border, ctr., equivalent to residence. The provisions of the Act approved June sixteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, chapter four hundred and fifty-eight (Thirtieth Statutes at Large, page four hundred and seventy-three), shall be applicable in all cases of military

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