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CLERKS.

See EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS.

CLERKS OF COURTS.
See JUDICIAL OFFICERS.

COAL.

Deposits in Alaska, see ALASKA.

COASTING DISTRICTS.

See SHIPPING AND NAVIGATION.

COINAGE, MINTS, AND ASSAY

OFFICES.

Act of April 24, 1906, Ch. 1861, 72.

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Sec. 1. Minor Coins Purchase of Metal for Amount of Purchase Increased and New Orleans Mints Added

Coinage at San Francisco, Denver,

-Use of Seigniorage- Delivery and Redemption of Minor Coins-
Mints Added. Minimum Amount, 72.

Act of March 26, 1906, Ch. 2558,

73.

Sec. 1. Gold Certificates - Issue to Cease if Coin in Reserve Is Below $50,000,000 Bullion to Be Coined, 73.

Act of May 30, 1908, Ch. 228, 73.

Salt Lake City-Assay Office Established at, 73.

Act of May 18, 1908, Ch. 173, 73.

Sec. 1. Coins Restoration of Motto "In God We Trust," 73.

2. Effect, 74.

CROSS-REFERENCES.

Standard of Value and Coinage in Philippine Islands, see PHILIPPINE

ISLANDS.

See also NATIONAL BANKS.

An Act Providing for the purchase of metal and the coinage of minor coins, and the distribution and redemption of said coins.

[Act of April 24, 1906, ch. 1861, 34 Stat. L. 132.]

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[SEC. 1.] [Minor coins-purchase of metal for amount of purchase increased-coinage at San Francisco, Denver, and New Orleans mints added use of seigniorage delivery and redemption of minor coins added minimum amount.] That sections thirty-five hundred and twentyeight and thirty-five hundred and twenty-nine of the Revised Statutes be, and the same are hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

"Sec. 3528. For the purchase of metal for the minor coinage authorized by this Act a sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars in lawful money of the United States shall, upon the recommendation of the Director of the Mint, and in such sums as he may designate, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, be transferred to the credit of the superintendents of the mints at Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, and New Orleans, at which establishments, until otherwise provided by law, such coinage shall be carried

on.

The superintendents, with the approval of the Director of the Mint as to price, terms, and quantity, shall purchase the metal required for such coinage by public advertisement, and the lowest and best bid shall be accepted, the fineness of the metals to be determined on the mint assay. The gain arising from the coinage of such metals into coin of a nominal value, exceeding the cost thereof, shall be credited to the special fund denominated the minor-coinage profit fund; and this fund shall be charged with the wastage incurred in such coinage, and with the cost of distributing said coins, as hereinafter provided. The balance remaining to the credit of this fund, and any balance of the profits accrued from minor coinage under former Acts, shall be, from time to time, and at least twice a year, covered into the Treasury of the United States.

For R. S. 3528 as it read prior to this enactment, see 2 Fed. Stat. Annot. 139.

"Sec. 3529. The minor coins authorized by this Act may, at the discretion of the Director of the Mint, be delivered in any of the principal cities and the towns of the United States, at the cost of the mints, for transportation, and shall be exchangeable at par at the mints named, at the discretion of the superintendents, for any other coins of copper, bronze, or copper-nickel heretofore authorized, and it shall be lawful for the Treasurer and the several assistant treasurers and depositaries of the United States to redeem, in lawful money, under such rules as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, all copper, bronze, and copper-nickel coins authorized by law when presented in sums of not less than twenty dollars; and whenever, under this authority, these coins are presented for redemption in such quantity as to show the amount outstanding to be redundant, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and required to direct that such coinage shall cease until otherwise authorized by him." [34 Stat. L. 132.]

For R. S. sec. 3529 as it read prior to this enactment, see 2 Fed. Stat. Annot. 122.

An Act To amend section six of an Act entitled "An Act to define and fix the standard of value, to maintain the parity of all forms of money issued or coined by the United States, to refund the public debt, and for other purposes,” approved March fourteenth, nineteen hundred.

[Act of March 26, 1906, ch. 2558, 34 Stat. L. 202.]

[SEC. 1.] [Gold certificates issue to cease if coin in reserve is below $50,000,000 — bullion to be coined.] That section six of an Act approved March fourteenth, nineteen hundred, entitled "An Act to define and fix the standard of value, to maintain the parity of all forms of money issued or coined by the United States, to refund the public debt, and for other purposes," be amended by striking from the first proviso of said section six the words "one hundred" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "fifty," and by adding, after the words "shall be suspended," the following: "but the Secretary of the Treasury is directed to coin, within reasonable time, any and all gold bullion held in said reserve fund in excess of fifty million dollars," making the first proviso of said section six read as follows: "Provided, That whenever and so long as the gold coin held in the reserve fund in the Treasury for the redemption of United States notes and Treasury notes shall fall and remain below fifty million dollars the authority to issue certificates as herein provided shall be suspended, but the Secretary of the Treasury is directed to coin, within reasonable time, any and all gold bullion held in said reserve fund in excess of fifty million dollars." [34 Stat. L. 202.]

Section 6, Act of March 14, 1900, above referred to, is given in 2 Fed. Stat. Annot. 133.

An Act To establish an assay office at Salt Lake City, State of Utah.

[Act of May 30, 1908, ch. 223, 35 Stat. L. 474.]

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[Salt Lake City assay office established at.] That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and required to establish an assay office of the United States at Salt Lake City, in the State of Utah; said assay office to be conducted under the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act revising and amending the laws relating to the mints and assay offices and the coinage of the United States," approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three; that the officers of the assay office shall be an assayer in charge, at a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars per annum, who shall also perform the duties of melter; chief clerk, at a salary of one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to rent a suitable building for the use of said assay office, and there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty thousand dollars for salary of assayer in charge, chief clerk, and wages of workmen, rent, and contingent expenses. [35 Stat. L. 474.]

The Act of Feb. 12, 1873, above referred to, is embodied in various sections of the Revised Statutes which are set out under the title

COINAGE, MINTS, AND ASSAY OFFICES, 2 Fed.
Stat. Annot. 105.

An Act Providing for the restoration of the motto "In God we trust" on certain denominations of the gold and silver coins of the United States.

[Act of May 18, 1908, ch. 173, 35 Stat. L. 164.]

[SEC. 1.] [Coins- restoration of motto "In God we trust."] That the motto "In God we trust," heretofore inscribed on certain denominations of the

gold and silver coins of the United States of America, shall hereafter be inscribed upon all such gold and silver coins of said denominations as heretofore. [35 Stat. L. 164.]

SEC. 2. [Effect.] That this Act shall take effect thirty days after its approval by the President. [35 Stat. L. 164.]

COLLECTORS OF CUSTOMS.

See CUSTOMS DUTIES.

COLLEGES.

See EDUCATION.

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COLLISIONS.

Act of Jan. 19, 1907, Ch. 300, 75.

Sec. 1. Collisions at Sea -Regulations to Prevent, 75-
Lights on Fishing Craft under Way, 75.

Open Boats Fishing at Night - Additional Light, 75.
Drift Nets-In the Mediterranean Sea, etc., 75.
Fishing with Lines - In the Mediterranean Sea, etc., 76.
Trawling-Steam Vessels-Sailing Vessels, 76.
Oyster Dredgers, 76.

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An Act To amend the Act approved August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled “An Act to adopt regulations for preventing collisions at sea.”

[Act of Jan. 19, 1907, ch. 300, 34 Stat. L. 850.]

[SEO. 1.] [Collisions at sea-regulations to prevent.] That the Act approved August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act to adopt regulations for preventing collisions at sea," be, and hereby is, amended by inserting therein the following:

The Act of Aug. 19, 1890, is given in 2 Fed. Stat. Annot. 153.

"ARTICLE 9. [Lights on fishing craft under way.] Fishing vessels and fishing boats, when under way and when not required by this article to carry or show the lights hereinafter specified, shall carry or show the lights prescribed for vessels of their tonnage under way.

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"(a) [Open boats fishing at night additional light.] Open boats, by which is to be understood boats not protected from the entry of sea water by means of a continuous deck, when engaged in any fishing at night, with outlying tackle extending not more than one hundred and fifty feet horizontally from the boat into the seaway, shall carry one all-round white light.

"Open boats, when fishing at night, with outlying tackle extending more than one hundred and fifty feet horizontally from the boat into the seaway, shall carry one all-round white light, and in addition, on approaching or being approached by other vessels, shall show a second white light at least three feet below the first light and at a horizontal distance of at least five feet away from it in the direction in which the outlying tackle is attached.

"(b) [Drift nets in the Mediterranean sea, etc.] Vessels and boats, except open boats as defined in subdivision (a), when fishing with drift nets, shall, so long as the nets are wholly or partly in the water, carry two white lights where they can best be seen. Such lights shall be placed so that the vertical distance between them shall be not less than six feet and not more than fifteen feet, and so that the horizontal distance between them, measured in a

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