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Evans v. U. S., 31 D. C. App., 544.
person refusing to obey the instructions of the harbor master, or, in case of his absence or temporary disability, the said pilot of the harbor police boat, or any person failing to comply with any of the provisions of this section, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both.-Act of June 30, 1902 (32 Stat., Part I, p. 535).
[Sec. 895. HARBOR REGULATIONS.-Every vessel coming to anchor in the Potomac River between the junction of the Washington and Georgetown channels of said river and the extension of the south line of P street southwest, in the city of Washington, shall anchor as near the flats in said river as possible, so that the channel of said river will not be obstructed; and if such vessel is to remain over twelve hours it shall be moored with both anchors, so as to give room for passing vessels and so as not to swing and obstruct said channel. No vessel shall be permitted to anchor in the Washington channel of the Potomac River between the extended lines of P or K street south. Vessels coming to anchor above the line of K street south aforesaid shall come to anchor as near the flats as possible and so that the channel will not be obstructed; and all vessels coming to anchor shall be so moored by the use of both anchors as to prevent obstruction of the channel within four hundred feet of the nearest wharf, the said anchorage to continue only twenty-four hours unless otherwise ordered or directed by the harbor master. No vessel shall be permitted to lie in Seventeenth street canal, New Jersey avenue canal, James Creek canal, or at the entrance thereof, so as to obstruct the passage of any vessel going into or out of the same or moving from one place to another therein, unless such obstructing vessel is actually engaged in loading or unloading, and shall then, if deemed expedient by the harbor master, be removed to such place as shall be necessary to give room to passing vessels. Any captain or owner of or anyone in charge of any barge, sand scow, or any vessel that may sink in said canals shall raise and remove the same in five days. Any vessel at the end of wharves or in docks shall, when required by the harbor master, haul either way to accommodate vessels going in or coming out from such wharves or docks. They shall not occupy regular steamers or sailing packets' berths without permission from the recognized occupants of such wharves and dock, and they are required to rig in all fore-and-aft spars, have boats hoisted up under the bow, and davits turned up, as the harbor master may direct. Vessels when not engaged in loading or discharging cargo shall give place to such vessels as are ready to receive or deliver freights; and if the captain or person in charge of any vessel refuse to move said vessel when notified by the occupant of the wharf at which she is lying, the harbor master shall order him to haul to some other berth or into the stream. The powers and authority herein conferred upon the harbor master may, in his absence or temporary disability, be exercised by the pilot of the harbor police boat. Any person refusing to obey the instructions of the harbor master or, in case of his absence or temporary disability, the said pilot of the harbor police boat, or any person failing to comply with any of the provisions of this section, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both.]
Sec. 896. NET FISHING IN POTOMAC RIVER, AND SO FORTH. It shall not be lawful for any person to fish with fyke net, pound net, stake net, weir, float net, gill net, haul seine, dip net, or any other contrivance, stationary or floating, in the waters of the Potomac River and its tributaries within the District of Columbia: Provided, That this section shall not be construed to prevent the
use of barrel nets or pots for the catching or killing of eels or prevent the United States Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries or his agents from taking from said waters, in any manner desired, fish of any kind for scientific purposes or for purposes of propagation, and that nothing herein contained shall apply to persons employed in catching young catfish, smelt, chub, bull minnows, and crayfish for use as bait in fishing with hook and line: Provided further, That any person engaged in taking such catfish, smelt, chub, bull minnows, and crayfish shall first have procured a written permit from the said Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries to take such bait for hook-and-line fishing.
Sec. 897. BASS.-That no person shall catch or kill in the waters of the Potomac River or its tributaries within the District of Columbia any black bass (otherwise known as green bass and chub), crappie (otherwise known as calico bass and strawberry bass), between the first day of April and the twenty-ninth of May of each year, nor have in possession or expose for sale any of said species of fish at any other time during the year except by angling, nor catch nor kill any of the aforesaid species by what are known as out lines or trot lines, having a succession of hooks or devices.—Act of June 30, 1902 (32 Stat., Part I, p. 536).
[Sec. 897. BASS.-No person shall catch or kill in the waters of the Potomac River or its tributaries within the District of Columbia any black bass (otherwise known as green bass and chub) or crappie (otherwise known as calico bass and strawberry bass), between the first day of April and the first day of June of each year, nor have in possession nor expose for sale any of said species between the dates aforesaid, nor catch or kill any of said species of fish at any other time during the year except by angling, nor catch nor kill any of the aforesaid species by what are known as out lines or trot lines having a succession of hooks or devices.]
Sec. 898 SHAD. OR HERRING.-It shall be unlawful for any person to have in possession or expose for sale in the District of Columbia after the tenth day of June in any year any fresh fish of the shad or herring species.
Sec. 899. SMALL FISH.-It shall be unlawful for any person to expose for sale in the District of Columbia at any time during the year any striped bass or rockfish or black bass having a length of less than nine inches.
24 D. C. App., 319.
Sec. 900. USE OF EXPLOSIVES, AND SO FORTH.-It shall, Holden v. U.S., be unlawful for any person to catch or kill in the waters of the Potomac River or its tributaries within the District of Columbia any fish by means of explosives, drugs, or poisons.
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Sec. 901. DEPOSITS OF DELETERIOUS MATTER.-No Brennan Conperson shall allow any tar, oil, ammoniacal liquor, or Cumberland, 29 other waste products of any gas works or works engaged D. C. App., 561. in using such products, or any waste product whatever of any mechanical, chemical, manufacturing, or refining
Latney v. U. S., 18 D. C. App., 265.
establishment to flow into or be deposited in Rock Creek or the Potomac River or any of its tributaries within the District of Columbia or into any pipe or conduit leading to the same.
Sec. 902. PENALTIES.-Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the six next preceding sections shall be fined for each and every such offense not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, and in default of payment of fine shall be imprisoned for a period not exceeding six months; and any officer or other person securing such conviction shall be entitled to and receive one-half of any fine or fines imposed upon and paid by the party or parties adjudged guilty.
Sec. 903. That all nets, boats, or other contrivances, the property of any person or persons convicted under the provisions of this Act, shall be confiscated to the District of Columbia, and the same shall be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, by the property clerk of said District, and the proceeds therefrom be deposited with the collector of taxes, as are other District revenues. Act of June 30, 1902 (32 Stat., Part I, p. 536).
[Sec. 903. All nets, boats, or other contrivances the property of any person convicted under the provisions of the preceding sections shall be returned to the property clerk of the Metropolitan police department, to be delivered to the owner upon the order of the court, and if not called for within six months by the claimant the same shall be treated as other abandoned property coming into the hands of the police.]
Subchapter VIII.-GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Sec. 904. DEFINITION OF TERMS.-Except where such a construction would be unreasonable, the words "writing" and "paper," wherever mentioned in this chapter, are to be taken to include instruments wholly in writing or wholly printed, or partly printed and partly in writing.
Sec. 905. The words "anything of value," wherever they occur in this chapter, shall be held to include not only things possessing intrinsic value, but bank notes and other forms of paper money, and commercial paper and other writings which represent value.
Sec. 906. ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT CRIME.—Whoever shall attempt to commit any crime, which attempt is not otherwise made punishable by this chapter, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
Sec. 907. SECOND CONVICTION.-Every person upon his second conviction of any criminal offense punishable by fine or imprisonment or both may be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding fifty per centum greater, and to suffer imprisonment for a period not more than onehalf longer than the maximum fine and imprisonment for the first offense.
Sec. 908. PERSONS ADVISING, INCITING, OR CONNIVThompson v. U. S., 30 D. C. App., ING AT CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO BE CHARGED AS PRIN- 352; 16 D. C. App., Maxey v. U.
CIPALS.-In prosecutions for any criminal offense all s., 30 D. C. App., persons advising, inciting, or conniving at the offense, 72. or aiding or abetting the principal offender, shall be charged as principals and not as accessories, the intent of this section being that as to all accessories before the fact the law heretofore,applicable in cases of misdemeanor only shall apply to all crimes, whatever the punishment may be.
Sec. 909. ACCESSORIES.-Whoever shall be convicted Ib. of being an accessory after the fact to any crime punishable by death shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than twenty years. Whoever shall be convicted of being accessory after the fact to any crime punishable by imprisonment shall be punished by a fine or imprisonment, or both, as the case may be, not more than one-half the maximum fine or imprisonment, or both, to which the principal offender may be subjected.
Sec. 910. PUNISHMENT FOR OFFENSES NOT COVERED Keeping disorderly house, 38 BY PROVISIONS OF CODE.-Whoever shall be convicted L. R., 474. of any criminal offense not covered by the provisions of any section of this code, or of any general law of the United States not locally inapplicable in the District of Columbia, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.
Sec. 911. SEARCHES.-Upon complaint, under oath, before the police court, or a justice of the peace, setting forth that the affiant believes and has good cause to believe that there are concealed in any house or place articles stolen, taken by robbers, embezzled, or obtained by false pretenses, forged or counterfeited coin, stamps, labels, bank bills or other instruments, or dies, plates, stamps, or brands for making the same, books or printed papers, drawings, engravings, photographs, or pictures of an indecent or obscene character, or instruments for immoral use, or any gaming table, device, or apparatus kept for the purpose of unlawful gaming, or any lottery tickets or lottery policies, particularly describing the house or place to be searched, the things to be seized, substantially alleging the offense in relation thereto and describing the person to be seized, the said court or justice may issue a warrant to the marshal or any officer of the police commanding him to search such house or place for the property or other things, and, if found, to bring the same, together with the person to be seized, before the police court.
The said warrant shall have annexed to it or inserted therein a copy of the affidavit upon which it is issued, and may be substantially in the form following:
Whereas there has been filed before an affidavit, of which the following is a copy (here insert): These are therefore to command you to enter (here describe the place) and there diligently search for the said articles, goods or chattels in the said affidavit described, and that you bring the same, or any part thereof, found on said search and also the body of before the police court, to be dealt with and disposed of according to law.
Sec. 912. When the warrant is executed by the seizure of the property or things described therein, the said property or things shall be delivered to the marshal, and shall be safely kept to be used as evidence.
Sec. 913. If upon the examination the court is satisfied that the offense charged with reference to the things seized has been committed, the party accused shall be committed for trial or held to bail, and said things shall remain in the custody of the marshal until the accused is tried or the right of the claimant to said things is otherwise ascertained.
Sec. 914. If the accused be discharged, the property or other things seized shall be returned to the person in whose possession they were found. If he be convicted, the property stolen, embezzled, or obtained by false pretenses shall be returned to its owner, and the other arti