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this Act, and such rules and regulations, to the same extent as is provided for warehousemen licensed hereunder. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 9, 39 Stat. 487; Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 4, 46 Stat. 1464; 7 U. S. C., sec. 248.)

436. Action on bond by persons injured.—That any person injured by the breach of any obligation to secure which a bond is given, under the provisions of section six or nine [7 U. S. C., secs. 247, 248], shall be entitled to sue on the bond in his own name in any court of competent jurisdiction to recover the damages he may have sustained by such breach. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 7, 39 Stat. 487; 7 U. S. C., sec. 249.)

437. Designation of warehouse as bonded.—That upon the filing with and approval by the Secretary of Agriculture, or his designated representative, of a bond, in compliance with this Act, for the conduct of a warehouse, such warehouse may be designated as bonded hereunder; but no warehouse shall be designated as bonded under this Act, and no name or description conveying the impression that it is so bonded, shall be used, until a bond, such as provided for in section 6, has been filed with and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, or his designated representative, nor unless the license issued under this Act for the conduct of such warehouse remains unsuspended and unrevoked. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 8, 39 Stat. 487; Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 3, 46 Stat. 1463; 7 U. S. C., sec. 250.)

438. Fee for inspection of warehouse or for license; disposition of moneys.—That the Secretary of Agriculture, or his designated representative, may charge, assess, and cause to be collected a reasonable fee for every examination or inspection of a warehouse under this Act when such examination or inspection is made upon application of a warehouseman, and for each license issued to a warehouseman or to any person to classify, inspect, grade, sample, and/or weigh agricultural products stored or to be stored under the provisions of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture, or his designated representative, may charge, assess, and cause to be collected a reasonable fee. All such fees shall be deposited and covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 10, 39 Stat. 487; Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 5, 46 Stat. 1464; 7 U. S. C., sec. 251.)

439. License to classify, grade, or weigh agricultural products.—That the Secretary of Agriculture, or his designated representative, may, upon presentation of satisfactory proof of competency, issue to any person a license to inspect, sample, or classify any agricultural product or products, stored or to be stored in a warehouse licensed under this Act, according to condition, grade, or otherwise and to certificate the condition, grade, or other class thereof, or to weigh the same and certificate the weight thereof, or both to inspect, sample, or classify and weigh the same and to certificate the condition, grade, or other class and the weight thereof, upon condition that such person agree to comply with and abide by the terms of this Act and of the rules and regulations prescribed hereunder so far as the same relate to him. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 11, 39 Stat. 487; Feb. 23, 1923, 42 Stat. 1283; Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 6, 46 Stat. 1464; 7 U. S. C., sec. 252.)

440. Suspension and revocation of license.—That any license issued to any person to inspect, sample, or classify, or to weigh any agricultural product or products under this Act may be suspended or revoked by the Secretary of Agriculture, or his designated representa

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tive, whenever he is satisfied, after opportunity afforded to the li. censee concerned for a hearing, that such licensee has failed to inspect, sample, or classify, or to weigh any agricultural product or products correctly, or has violated any of the provisions of this Act or of the rules and regulations prescribed hereunder, so far as the same may relate to him, or that he has used his license or allowed it to be used for any improper purpose whatever. Pending investigation, the Secretary of Agriculture, or his designated representative, whenever he deems necessary, may suspend a license temporarily without hearing. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 12, 39 Stat. 487; Feb. 23, 1923, 42 Stat. 1283; Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 7, 46 Stat. 1464; 7 U. S. C., sec. 253.)

441. Discrimination by warehouseman prohibited. That every warehouseman conducting a warehouse licensed under this Act shall receive for storage therein, so far as its capacity permits, any agricultural product of the kind customarily stored therein by him which may be tendered to him in a suitable condition for warehousing, in the usual manner in the ordinary and usual course of business, without making any discriminations between persons desiring to avail themselves of warehouse facilities. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 13, 39 Stat. 488; 7 U. S. C., sec. 254.)

442. Deposits of products deemed deposited subject to act.—That any person who deposits agricultural products for storage in a warehouse licensed under this Act shall be deemed to have deposited the same subject to the terms of this Act and the rules and regulations prescribed hereunder. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 14, 39 Stat. 488; 7 U. S. C., sec. 255.)

443. Inspection and grading of products stored.—That any fungible agricultural product stored for interstate or foreign commerce, or in any place under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, in a warehouse licensed under this Act shall be inspected and graded by a person duly licensed to grade the same under this Act. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 15, 39 Stat. 488; Feb. 23, 1923, 42 Stat. 1283; 7 U.S. C., sec. 256.)

444. Mingling products stored.—That every warehouseman conducting a warehouse licensed under this Act shall keep the agricultural products therein of one depositor so far separate from agricultural products of other depositors, and from other agricultural products of the same depositor for which a separate receipt has been issued, as to permit at all times the identification and redelivery of the agricultural products deposited; but if authorized by agreement or by custom, a warehouseman may mingle fungible agricultural products with other agricultural products of the same kind and grade, and shall be severally liable to each depositor for the care and redelivery of his share of such mass, to the same extent and under the same circumstances as if the agricultural products had been kept separate, but he shall at no time while they are in his custody mix fungible agricultural products of different grades. (Aug. ii, 1916, sec. 16, 39 Stat. 488; 7 U.S. C., sec. 258.)

445. Receipts for products stored generally.—That for all agricultural products stored for interstate or foreign commerce, or in any place under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, in a warehouse licensed under this Act original receipts shall be issued by the warehouseman conducting the same, but no receipts shall be issued except

for agricultural products actually stored in the warehouse at the time of the issuance thereof. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 17, 39 Stat. 488; 7 U. S. C., sec. 259.)

446. Contents of receipts.—That every receipt issued for agricultural products stored in a warehouse licensed under this Act shall embody within its written or printed terms (a) the location of the warehouse in which the agricultural products are stored; (b) the date of issue of the receipt; (c) the consecutive number of the receipt; (d) a statement whether the agricultural products received will be delivered to the bearer, to a specified person, or to a specified person or his order; (e) the rate of storage charges; (f) a description of the agricultural products received, showing the quantity thereof, or, in case of agricultural products customarily put up in bales or packages, a description of such bales or packages by marks, numbers, or other means of identification and the weight of such bales or packages; (g) the grade or other class of the agricultural products received and the standard or description in accordance with which such classification has been made: Provided, That such grade or other class shall be stated according to the official standard of the United States applicable to such agricultural products as the same may be fixed and promulgated under authority of law: Provided further, That until such official standards of the United States for any agricultural product or products have been fixed and promulgated, the grade or other class thereof may be stated in accordance with any recognized standard or in accordance with such rules and regulations not inconsistent herewith as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture; (h) a statement that the receipt is issued subject to the United States warehouse Act and the rules and regulations prescribed thereunder; (i) if the receipt be issued for agricultural products of which the warehouseman is owner either solely or jointly or in common with others, the fact of such ownership; (j) a statement of the amount of advances made and of liabilities incurred for which the warehouseman claims a lien: Provided, That if the precise amount of such advances made or of such liabilities incurred be at the time of the issue of the receipt unknown to the warehouseman or his agent who issues it, a statement of the fact that advances have been made or liabilities incurred and the purpose thereof shall be sufficient; (k) such other terms and conditions within the limitations of this Act as may be required by the Secretary of Agriculture; and (1) the signature of the warehouseman, which may be made by his authorized agent: Provided, That unless otherwise required by the law of the State in which the warehouse is located, when requested by the depositor of other than fungible agricultural products, a receipt omitting compliance with subdivision (g) of this section may be issued : Provided, however, That the Secretary of Agriculture may in his discretion require that such receipt have plainly and conspicuously embodied in its written or printed terms a provision that such receipt is not negotiable. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 18, 39 Stat. 488; July 24, 1919, 41 Stat. 266; Feb. 23, 1923, 42 Stat. 1284; 7 U. S. Č., sec. 260.)

447. Standards for agricultural products covered by act. That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, from time to time, to establish and promulgate standards for agricultural products by which their quality or value may be judged or determined: Provided, That the standards for any agricultural products which have been, or which in future may be, established by or under authority of any other Act of Congress shall be, and are hereby, adopted for the purpose of this Act as the official standards of the United States for the agricultural products to which they relate. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 19, 39 Stat. 489, Feb. 23, 1923, 42 Stat. 1284; 7 U. S. Č., sec. 257.)

448. Other or further receipts.—That while an original receipt issued under this Act is outstanding and uncanceled by the warehouseman issuing the same no other or further receipt shall be issued for the agricultural product covered thereby or for any part thereof, except that in the case of a lost or destroyed receipt a new receipt, upon the same terms and subject to the same conditions and bearing on its face the number and date of the receipt in lieu of which it is issued, may be issued upon compliance with the statutes of the United States applicable thereto in places under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States or upon compliance with the laws of any. State applicable thereto in any place not under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States: Provided, That if there be in such case no statute of the United States or law of a State applicable thereto such new receipts may be issued upon the giving of satisfactory security in compliance with the rules and regulations made pursuant to this Act. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 20, 39 Stat. 489; 7 U. S. C., sec. 261.)

449. Delivery of agricultural products stored on demand by depositor or holder of receipt.—That a warehouseman conducting a warehouse licensed under this Act, in the absence of some lawful excuse, shall, without unnecessary delay, deliver the agricultural products stored therein upon a demand made either by the holder of a receipt for such agricultural products or by the depositor thereof if such demand be accompanied with (a) an offer to satisfy the warehouseman's lien; (b) an offer to surrender the receipt, if negotiable, with such indorsements as would be necessary for the negotiation of the receipt; and (c) a readiness and willingness to sign, when the products are delivered, an acknowledgment that they have been delivered if such signature is requested by the warehouseman. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 21, 39 Stat. 489; 7 U.S. C., sec. 262.)

450. Cancellation of receipts on delivery of products stored. That a warehouseman conducting a warehouse licensed under this Act shall plainly cancel upon the face thereof each receipt returned to him upon the delivery by him of the agricultural products for which thê receipt was issued. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 22, 39 Stat. 490; 7 U. S. C., sec. 263.)

451. Records of products; reports; general compliance.—That every warehouseman conducting a warehouse licensed under this Act shall keep in a place of safety complete and correct records of all agricultural products stored therein and withdrawn therefrom, of all warehouse receipts issued by him, and of the receipts returned to and canceled by him, shall make reports to the Secretary of Agriculture concerning such warehouse and the condition, contents, operation, and business thereof in such form and at such times as he may

require, and shall conduct said warehouse in all other respects in compliance with this Act and the rules and regulations made hereunder. _(Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 23, 39 Stat. 490; 7 V. S. C., sec. 264.)

452. Examination of products stored in warehouses; publication of findings. That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to cause examinations to be made of any agricultural product stored in any warehouse licensed under this Act. Whenever, after opportunity for hearing is given to the warehouseman conducting such warehouse, it is determined that he is not performing fully the duties imposed on him by this Act and the rules and regulations made hereunder, the Secretary may publish his findings. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 24, 39 Stat. 490; 7 U. S. C., sec. 265.)

453. Publication of results of investigations of warehouses; names and locations of bonded warehouses.—That the Secretary of Agriculture from time to time may publish the results of any investigations made under section three of this Act; and he shall publish the names and locations of warehouses licensed and bonded and the names and addresses of persons licensed under this Act and lists of all licenses terminated under this Act and the causes therefor. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 26, 39 Stat. 490; 7 U. S. C., sec. 266.)

454. Examination of books, etc., of warehousemen.-That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized through officials, employees, or agents of the Department of Agriculture designated by him to examine all books, records, papers, and accounts of warehouses licensed under this Act and of the warehousemen conducting such warehouses relating thereto. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 27, 39 Stat. 490; 7 U. S. C., sec. 267.)

455. Rules and regulations.—That the Secretary of Agriculture shall from time to time make such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary for the efficient execution of the provisions of this Act. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 28; 39 Stat. 490; 7 U. S. C., sec. 268.)

456. Federal act exclusive; cooperation with State officials; Federal acts for District of Columbia and Territories not affected.—That in the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture he is authorized to cooperate with State officials charged with the enforcement of State laws relating to warehouses, warehousemen, weighers, graders, inspectors, samplers, or classifiers; but the power, jurisdiction, and authority conferred upon the Secretary of Agriculture under this Act shall be exclusive with respect to all persons securing a license hereunder so long as said license remains in effect. This Act shall not be construed so as to limit the operation of any statute of the United States relating to warehouses or to warehousemen, weighers, graders, inspectors, samplers, or classifiers now in force in the District of Columbia or in any Territory or other place under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States. (Aug. 11, 1916, sec. 29, 39 Stat. 490; Feb. 23, 1923, 42 Stat. 1285; Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 9, 46 Stat. 1465; 7 U. S. C., sec. 269.)

457. Punishment for violation; reimbursement of owner of products converted. —That every person who shall forge, alter, counterfeit, simulate, or falsely represent, or shall without proper authority use, any license issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, or his designated representative, under this Act, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any provision of section 8 of this Act [7 U. S. C., sec. 250], or

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