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imprisoned not more than six months, or both. (June 7, 1924, sec. 11, 43 Stat. 652; 16 U. S. C., sec. 730.)

1212. Person defined. As used in this Act the term " cludes an individual, partnership, association, or corporation. (June 7, 1924, sec. 12, 43 Stat. 652; 16 U. S. C., sec. 721.)

1213. Same; effect on other laws.- Nothing in this Act shall be construed as exempting any portion of the Mississippi River from the provisions of Federal laws for the improvement, preservation, and protection of navigable waters, nor as authorizing any interference with the operations of the War Department in carrying out any project now or hereafter adopted for the improvement of said river. (June 7, 1924, sec. 13, 43 Stat. 652; 16 U. S. C., sec. 731.)

1214. Upper Mississippi River wildlife and fish refuge; price per acre for certain lands.- The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to purchase 763.70 acres of land, contracted for prior to May 12, 1928, at an average cost of $7 per acre, notwithstanding the limitation of average cost per acre contained in section 10 of the Act approved June 7, 1924 (U. S. C., title 16, sec. 729). (July 3, 1930, 46 Stat. 871.)

1215. Acceptance of title to land to become part of Mississippi River refuge.—That the Secretary of Agriculture be, and hereby is, authorized to accept on behalf of the United States from James B. Munn, of New York City, New York, a gift of certain lands in Clayton County, Iowa, described as Government lot 1, section 23, township 94 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, fifty-eight and fifty one-hundredths acres; north half Government lot 2, section 23, township 94 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, twenty-four and thirty one-hundredths acres; part of Government lot 1, section 11, township 94 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, eleven acres; Government lot 4, section 11, township 94 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, forty-five and forty-five one-hundredths acres; Government lot 3, section 35, township 95 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, sixty-eight and forty one-hundredths acres; Government lot 4, section 35, township 95 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, thirty-five acres; south part Government lot 2, section 35, township 95 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, twenty-eight acres; part of north half, section 27, township 95 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, one hundred and thirty-six and seventy-six one-hundredths acres; part of southwest quarter, section 22, township 95 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, forty-nine acres; part of east half, section 22, township 95 north, range 3 west, fifth principal meridian, thirty-one and fifty-nine onehundredths acres. Total area, four hundred and eighty-eight acres, including all the buildings and improvements thereon and all rights, easements, and appurtenances thereunto appertaining; and upon acceptance of said lands by the Secretary of Agriculture they shall become a part of the upper Mississippi River wildlife and fish refuge established pursuant to the authority contained in the Upper Mississippi River Wild Life and Fish Refuge Act approved June 7, 1924 [16 U. S. C., ch. 8]. (Apr. 10, 1928, 45 Stat. 420.)

BUREAU OF FISHERIES 1216. Heads of departments to aid Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries.—The heads of the several Executive Departments shall cause to be rendered all necessary and practicable aid to the commissioner of Fish and Fisheries in the prosecution of his investigations and inquiries. (R. S. sec. 4397; 16 U. S. C., sec. 744.)

FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION 1217. Detail of officers and employees from other departments.—The commission may request the President to detail an officer or officers from the Corps of Engineers, or other branches of the United States Army, to serve the commission as engineer officer or officers, or in any other capacity, in field work outside the seat of government, their duties to be prescribed by the commission; and such detail is hereby authorized. The President may also, at the request of the commission, detail, assign, or transfer to the commission engineers in or under the Departments of the Interior or Agriculture for field work outside the seat of government under the direction of the commission. (June 10, 1920, sec. 2, 41 Stat. 1063; June 23, 1930, sec. 1, 46 Stat. 798; 16 U. S. C., sec. 793.)

1218. Definitions; public lands, reservations. The words defined in this section shall have the following meanings for purposes of this Act, to wit:

(1) "public lands” means such lands and interest in lands owned by the United States as are subject to private appropriation and disposal under public land laws. It shall not include “ reservations", as hereinafter defined ; (2) reservations"

means national forests, tribal lands embraced within Indian reservations, military reservations, and other lands and interests in lands owned by the United States, and withdrawn, reserved, or withheld from private appropriation and disposal under the public land laws; also lands and interests in lands acquired and held for any public purposes; but shall not include national monuments or national parks;

(June 10, 1920, sec. 3, 41 Stat. 1063; Aug. 26, 1935, title II, sec. 201, Public 333, 74th Cong.; 16 U. S. C., sec. 796.)

1219. General powers of Commission.— The Commission is hereby authorized and empowered

(a) To make investigations and to collect and record data concerning the utilization of the water resources of any region to be developed, the water-power industry and its relation to other industries and to interstate or foreign commerce, and concerning the location, capacity, development costs, and relation to markets of power sites, and whether the power from Government dams can be advantageously used by the United States for its public purposes, and what is a fair value of such power, to the extent the Commission may deem necessary or useful for the purposes of this Act.

(b) To determine the actual legitimate original cost of and the net investment in a licensed project, and to aid the Commission in such determinations, each licensee shall, upon oath, within a reasonable period of time to be fixed by the Commission, after the construction of the original project or any addition thereto or betterment thereof, file with the Commission in such detail as the Commission may require, a statement in duplicate showing the actual legitimate original cost of construction of such project, addition, or betterment, and of the price paid for water rights, rights-of-way, lands, or interest in lands. The licensee shall grant to the Commission or to its duly authorized agent or agents, at all reasonable times, free access

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to such project, addition, or betterment, and to all maps, profiles, contracts, reports of engineers, accounts, books, records, and all other papers and documents relating thereto. The statement of actual legitimate original cost of said project, and revisions thereof as determined by the Commission, shall be filed with the Secretary of the Treasury.

(c) To cooperate with the executive departments and other agencies of State or National Governments in such investigations; and for such purpose the several departments and agencies of the National Government are authorized and directed upon the request of the Commission to furnish such records, papers, and information in their possession as may be requested by the Commission, and temporarily to detail to the Commission such officers or experts as may be necessary in such investigations * (June 10, 1920, sec. 4, 41 Stat. 1065; Mar. 3, 1921, 41 Stat. 1353; Aug. 26, 1935, title II, sec. 202, Public 333, 74th Cong.; 16 U. S. C., sec. 797.)

COPYRIGHTS 1220. Copyright not to subsist in works in public domain or in Government publications; publication by Government of copyrighted material.—That no copyright shall subsist in the original text of any work which is in the public domain, or in any work which was published in this country or any foreign country prior to the going into effect of this Act and has not been already copyrighted in the United States, or in any publication of the United States Government, or any reprint, in whole or in part, thereof: Provided, however, That the publication or republication by the Government, either separately or in a public document of any material in which copyright is subsisting shall not be taken to cause any abridgement or annulment of the copyright or to authorize any use or appropriation of such copyright material without the consent of the copyright proprietor. (Mar. 4, 1909, secs. 7, 65, 35 Stat. 1077; 17 U. S. C., sec. 7.)

CRIMINAL CODE AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE OFFENSES AGAINST ELECTIVE FRANCHISE AND CIVIL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS

1221. Conspiring to prevent officer from performing duties.—If two or more persons in any State, Territory, or District conspire to prevent, by force, intimidation, or threat, any person from accepting or holding any office, trust, or place of confidence under the United States, or from discharging any duties thereof; or to induce by like means any officer of the United States to leave any State, Territory, District, or place, where his duties as an officer are required to be performed, or to injure him in his person or property on account of his lawful discharge of the duties of his office, or while engaged in the lawful discharge thereof, or to injure his property so as to molest, interrupt, hinder, or impede him in the discharge of his official duties, each of such persons shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than six years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 21, 35 Stat. 1092; 18 U. S. C., sec. 54.)

OFFENSES AGAINST OPERATION OF GOVERNMENT 1222. Making, forging bonds, bids, public records, etc.; transmitting such papers; punishment.-Whoever shall falsely make, alter, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited, or willingly aid, or assist in the false making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting, any bond, bid, proposal, contract, guarantee, security, official bond, public record, affidavit, or other writing for the purpose of defrauding the United States; or shall utter or publish as true, or cause to be uttered or published as true, or have in his possession with the intent to utter or publish as true, any such false, forged, altered,

or counterfeited bond, bid, proposal, contract, guarantee, security, official bond, public record, affidavit, or other writing, for the purpose of defrauding the United States, knowing the same to be false, forged, altered, or counterfeited; or shall transmit to, or present at, or cause or procure to be transmitted to, or presented at, the office of any officer of the United States, any such false, forged, altered, or counterfeited bond, bid, proposal, contract, guarantee, security, official bond, public record, affidavit, or other writing, knowing the same to be false, forged, altered, or counterfeited, for the purpose of defrauding the United States, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 28, 35 Stat. 1094; 18 U. S. C., sec. 72.)

1223. Making, forging deeds, powers of attorney; transmitting forged, etc., papers.—Whosoever shall falsely make, alter, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in the false making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting, any deed, power of attorney, order, certificate, receipt, contract, or other writing, for the purpose of obtaining or receiving, or of enabling any other person, either directly or indirectly, to obtain or receive from the United States, or any of their officers or agents, any sum of money; or whoever shall utter or publish as true, or cause to be uttered or published as true, any such false, forged, altered, or counterfeited deed, power of attorney, order, certificate, receipt, contract, or other writing, with intent to defraud the United States, knowing the same to be false, altered, forged, or counterfeited; or whoever shall transmit to, or present at, or cause or procure to be transmitted to, or presented at, any office or officer of the Government of the United States, any deed, power of attorney, order, certificate, receipt, contract, or other writing, in support of, or in relation to, any account or claim, with intent to defraud the United States, knowing the same to be false, altered, forged, or counterfeited, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than ten years. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 29, 35 Stat. 1094; 18 U.S. C., sec. 73.)

1224. Possession of false papers.—Whoever, knowingly and with intent to defraud the United States, shall have in his possession any false, altered, forged, or counterfeited deed, power of attorney, order, certificate, receipt, contract, or other writing, for the purpose of enabling another to obtain from the United States, or from any officer or agent thereof, any sum of money, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 30, 35 Stat. 1094; 18 U. S. C., sec. 74.)

1225. Officer making false acknowledgments.—Whoever, being an officer authorized to administer oaths or to take and certify acknowl.

edgments, shall knowingly make any false acknowledgment, certificate, or statement concerning the appearance before him or the taking of an oath or affirmation by any person with respect to any proposal, contract, bond, undertaking, or other matter, submitted to, made with, or taken on behalf of, the United States, and concerning which an oath or affirmation is required by law or regulation made in pursuance of law, or with respect to the financial standing of any principal, surety, or other party to any such proposal, contract, bond, undertaking, or other instrument, shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 31, 35 Stat. 1094; 18 U. S. C., sec. 75.)

1226. Falsely pretending to be United States officer.—Whoever, with intent to defraud either the United States or any person, shall falsely assume or pretend to be an officer or employee acting under the authority of the United States, or any Department, or any officer of the Government thereof, and shall take upon himself to act as such, or shall in such pretended character demand or obtain from any person or from the United States, or any Department, or any officer of the Government thereof, any money, paper, document, or other valuable thing, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 32, 35 Stat. 1095; 18 U.S. C., sec. 76.)

1227. Illegal possession of official badge.--That hereafter the manufacture, sale, or possession of any badge, identification card, or other insignia, of the design prescribed by the head of any department or independent office of the United States for use by any officer or subordinate thereof, or of any colorable imitation thereof, is prohibited, except when and as authorized under such regulations as may be prescribed by the head of the department or independent office of which such insignia indicates the wearer is an officer or subordinate. (June 29, 1932, sec. 1, 47 Stat. 342; 18 U. S. C., sec. 7ва.)

1228. Punishment.-Any person who offends against the provisions of this act [18 U.S. C., secs. 76a, 76b] shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (June 29, 1932, sec. 2, 47 Stat. 342; 18 U.S.C., sec. 76b.)

1229. False personation of holder of public stocks or pensioner.Whoever shall falsely personate any true and lawful holder of any share or sum in the public stocks or debt of the United States, or any person entitled to any annuity, dividend, pension, prize money, wages, or other debt due from the United States, and, under color of such false personation, shall transfer or endeavor to transfer such public stock or any part thereof, or shall receive or endeavor to receive the money of such true and lawful holder thereof, or the money of any person really entitled to receive such annuity, dividend, pension, prize money, wages, or other debt, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than ten years. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 33, 35 Stat. 1095; 18 U. S. C., sec. 78.)

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