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the market value of any product of the soil grown within the United States, which information is by law or by the rules of the department or office required to be withheld from publication until a fixed time, and shall willfully impart, directly or indirectly, such information, or any part thereof, to any person not entitled under the law or the rules of the department or office to receive the same; or shall, before such information is made public through regular official channels, directly or indirectly speculate in any such product respecting which he has thus become possessed of such information, by buying or selling the same in any quantity, shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both: Provided, That no person shall be deemed guilty of a violation of any such rule, unless prior to such alleged violation he shall have had actual knowledge thereof. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 123, 35 Stat. 1110; 18 U. S. C., sec. 214.)

1294. Official knowingly issuing false crop reports.—Whoever, being an officer or employee of the United States and whose duties require the compilation or report of statistics or information relative to the products of the soil, shall knowingly compile for issuance, or issue, any false statistics or information as a report of the United States, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 124, 35 Stat. 1111; 18 U. S. C., sec. 215.)

1295. Officer, agent, or employee of United States searching private dwelling without a warrant.-Any officer, agent, or employee of the United States engaged in the enforcement of any law of the United States who shall search any private dwelling used and occupied as such dwelling without a warrant directing such search, or who, while engaged in such enforcement, shall without a search warrant maliciously and without reasonable cause search any other building or property, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined for a first offense not more than $1,000, and for & subsequent offense not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both such fine and imprisonment: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall apply to any officer, agent, or employee of the United States serving a warrant of arrest,

or arresting or attempting to arrest any person committing or attempting to commit an offense in the presence of such officer, agent, or employee, or who has committed, or who is suspected on reasonable grounds of having committed, a felony.

Whoever not being an officer, agent, or employee of the United States shall falsely represent himself to be such officer, agent, or employee, and in such assumed character shall arrest or detain any person or shall in any manner search the person, buildings, or other property of any person, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Aug. 27, 1935, title II, sec. 201, Public 347, 74th Cong.)

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE 1296. Destroying public records.-Whoever shall wilfully and unlawfully conceal, remove, mutilate, obliterate, or destroy, or attempt to conceal, remove, mutilate obliterate, or destroy, or, with

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intent to conceal, remove, mutilate, obliterate, destroy, or steal, shall take and carry away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 128, 35 Stat. 1111; 18 U. S. C., sec. 234.)

1297. Destroying records by officer in charge. Whoever, having the custody of any record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing specified in the preceding section, shall wilfully and unlawfully conceal, remove, mutilate, obliterate, falsify, or destroy any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or thing, shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall moreover forfeit his office and be forever afterward disqualified from holding any office under the Government of the United States. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 129, 35 Stat. 1112; 18 U. S. C., sec. 235.)

1298. Bribery of judicial officer.-Whoever, directly or indirectly, shall give or offer, or cause to be given or offered, any money, property, or value of any kind, or any promise or agreement therefor, or any other bribe, to any judge, judicial officer, or other person authorized by any law of the United States to hear or determine any question, matter, cause, proceeding, or controversy, with intent to influence his action, vote, opinion, or decision thereon, or because of any such action, vote, opinion, or decision, shall be fined not more than twentythousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than fifteen years, or both; and shall forever be disqualified to hold any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 131, 35 Stat. 1112; 18 U. S. C., sec. 237.)

1299. Accepting bribe; juror or referee.—Whoever, being a juror, referee, arbitrator, appraiser, assessor, auditor, master, receiver, United States commissioner, or other person authorized by any law of the United States to hear or determine any question, matter, cause, controversy, or proceeding, shall ask, receive, or agree to receive, any money, property, or value of any kind, or any promise or agreement therefor, upon any agreement or understanding that his vote, opinion, action, judgment, or decision shall be influenced thereby, or because of any such vote, opinion, action, judgment, or decision, shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 133, 35 Stat. 1112; 18 U. S. C., sec. 239.)

OFFENSES AGAINST POSTAL SERVICE 1300. Assaulting custodian of mail matter, money, or other property of United States; wounding custodian.-Whoever shall assault any person having lawful charge, control, or custody of any mail matter or of any money or other property of the United States, with intent to rob, steal, or purloin such mail matter, money, or other property of the United States, or any part thereof, or shall rob any such person of such mail matter, or of any money, or other property of the United States, or any part thereof, shall, for the first offense, be imprisoned not more than ten years; and if in effecting or attempting to effect such robbery he shail wound the person having custody of such mail, money, or other property of the United States, or put his life in jeopardy by the use of a dangerous weapon, or for a subsequent offense, shall be imprisoned twenty-five years. (R. S., secs. 5472, 5473, Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 197, 35 Stat. 1126; Aug. 26, 1935, Public 340, 74th Cong.; 18 U.S. C., sec. 320.)

1301. Fraudulent use of official envelopes, etc.; penalty.--Whoever shall make use of any official envelope, label, or indorsement authorized by law, to avoid the payment of postage or registry fee on his private letter, packet, package, or other matter in the mail, shall be fined not more than three hundred dollars. (Mar. 4, 1909, 35 Stat. 1134; sec. 227, 18 U. S. C., sec. 357.)

OFFENSES AGAINST FOREIGN AND INTERSTATE COMMERCE 1302. Dead bodies of game animals or game or song birds subject to laws of State.-That all dead bodies, or parts thereof, of any foreign game animals, or game or song birds, the importation of which is prohibited, or the dead bodies, or parts thereof, of any wild game animals, or game or song birds transported into any State or Territory, or remaining therein for use, consumption, sale, or storage therein, shall upon arrival in such State or Territory be subject to the operation and effect of the laws of such State or Territory enacted in the exercise of its police powers, to the same extent and in the same manner as though such animals or birds had been produced in such State or Territory, and shall not be exempt therefrom by reason of being introduced therein in original packages or otherwise. This Act shall not prevent the importation, transportation, or sale of birds or bird plumage manufactured from the feathers of barnyard fowl. (May 25, 1900, sec. 5, 31 Stat. 188; 18 U. S. C., sec. 395.)

1303. Importation of injurious animals and birds; permits for foreign wild animals; specimens for museums, etc.— The importation into the United States, or any Territory or District thereof, of the mongoose, the so-called "flying foxes” or fruit bats, the English sparrow, the starling, and such other birds and animals as the Secretary of Agriculture may from time to time declare to be injurious to the interests of agriculture or horticulture, is hereby prohibited; and all such birds and animals shall, upon arrival at any port of the United States, be destroyed or returned at the expense of the owner. No person shall import into the United States or into any Territory or District thereof, any foreign wild animal or bird, except under special permit from the Secretary of Agriculture: Provided, That nothing in this section shall restrict the importation of natural history specimens for museums or scientific collections, or of certain cage birds, such as domesticated canaries, parrots, or such other birds as the Secretary of Agriculture may designate. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to make regulations for carrying into effect the provisions of this section. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 241, 35 Stat. 1137; 18 U. S. C., sec. 391.)

1304. Transportation of illegally killed game; shipments in game season; false record or account.— It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association to deliver or knowingly receive for shipment, transportation, or carriage, or to ship, transport, or carry, by any means whatever, from any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, to, into, or through any other State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or to a foreign country any wild animal or bird, or the dead body or part thereof, or the egg of any such bird imported from any foreign country contrary to any law of the United States, or captured, killed, taken, purchased, sold, or possessed contrary to any such law, or captured, killed, taken, shipped, transported, carried, purchased, sold, or possessed contrary to the law of any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or foreign country or State, Province, or other subdivision thereof 'in which it was captured, killed, taken, purchased, sold, or possessed or in which it was delivered or knowingly received for shipment, transportation, or carriage, or from which it was shipped, transported, or carried; and it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association to transport, bring, or convey, by any means whatever, from any foreign country into the United States any wild animal or bird, or the dead body or part thereof, or the egg of any such bird captured, killed, taken, shipped, transported, or carried contrary to the law of the foreign country or State, Province, or other subdivision thereof in which it was captured, killed, taken, delivered, or knowingly received for shipment, transportation, or carriage, or from which it was shipped, transported, or carried; and no person, firm, corporation, or association shall knowingly purchase or receive any wild animal or bird, or the dead body or part thereof, or the egg of any such bird imported from any foreign country or shipped, transported, carried, brought, or conveyed, in violation of this section; nor shall any person, firm, corporation, or association purchasing or receiving any wild animal or bird, or the dead body or part thereof, or the egg of any such bird, imported from any foreign country, or shipped, transported, or carried in interstate commerce make any false record or render any account that is false in any respect in reference thereto. (Mar. 4, 1909, 35 Stat. 1137; sec. 242, June 15, 1935, sec. 201, title II, Public, 148, 74th Cong:; 18 U. S. C., sec. 392.)

1305. Marking of packages.—All packages or containers in which wild animals or birds, or the dead bodies or parts thereof, or the eggs of any such birds are shipped, transported, carried, brought, or conveyed, by any means whatever, from one State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, to, into, or through another State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or to or from a foreign country shall be plainly and clearly marked or labeled on the outside thereof with The names and addresses of the shipper and consignee and with an accurate statement showing by number and kind the contents thereof. _ (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 243, 35 Stat. 1137; June 15, 1935, sec. 201, title II, Public, 148, 74th Cong. ; 18 U.S. C., sec. 393.)

1306. Penalty for violation. For each evasion or violation of, or failure to comply with, any provision of the three sections last preceding (18 U. S. C., secs. 391–393], any person, firm, corporation, or association, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, sec. 244, 35 Stat. 1137, June 15, 1935, sec. 201, title II, Public, 148, 74th Cong. ; 18 U. S. C., sec. 394.)

1307. Authority of authorized employees of Department of Agriculture and customs officers to arrest on view person violating sections 242 and 243 of the Criminal Code; warrants.—That any employee of the Department of Agriculture authorized by the Secretary of Agriculture to enforce the provisions of said sections 242 and 243 [18 Ư. S. C., secs. 392, 393], and any officer of the customs, shall have power to arrest any person committing a violation of any provision of said sections in his presence or view and to take such person immediately for examination or trial before an officer or court of competent jurisdiction; shall have power to execute any warrant or other process issued by an officer or court of competent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of said sections; and shall have authority to execute any warrant to search for and seize wild animals or birds, or the dead bodies or parts thereof, or the eggs of such birds, delivered or received for shipment, transportation, or carriage, or shipped, transported, carried, brought, conveyed, purchased, or received in violation of said sections 242 and 243 [18 U. S. C., secs. 392, 393]. Any judge of a court established under the laws of the United States or any United States commissioner may, within his jurisdiction, upon proper oath or affirmation showing probable cause, issue warrants in all such cases. Wild animals or birds, or the dead bodies or parts thereof, or the eggs of such birds, delivered or received for shipment, transportation, or carriage, or shipped, transported, carried, brought, conveyed, purchased,

or received contrary to the provisions of said sections 242 and 243 [18 U. S. C., secs. 392, 393] shall, when found, be taken into possession and custody by any such employee or by the United States marshal or his deputy, or by any officer of the customs, and held pending disposition thereof by the court; and when so taken into possession or custody, upon conviction of the offender or upon judgment of a court of the United States that the same were delivered or received for shipment, transportation, or carriage, or were shipped, transported, carried, brought, conveyed, purchased, or received contrary to any provision of said sections 242 and 243 (18 U. S. C., secs. 392, 393], or were imported in violation of any law of the United States, as a part of the penalty and in addition to any fine or imprisonment imposed under aforesaid section 244 (18 U. S. C., sec. 394), or otherwise, shall be forfeited and disposed of as directed by the court. ( June 15, 1935, sec. 202, title II, Public 148, 74th Cong.) OFFENSES WITHIN ADMIRALTY, MARITIME, AND TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF

UNITED STATES 1308. Laws of States adopted for punishing wrongful acts. Whoever, within the territorial limits of any State, organized Territory, or District, but within or upon any of the places now existing

or hereafter reserved or acquired, described in section 272 of the Criminal Code (U. S. C., title 18, sec. 451), shall do or omit the doing of any act or thing which is not made penal by any laws of Congress, but which if committed or omitted within the jurisdiction of the State, Territory, or District in which such place is situated, by the laws thereof in force on April 1, 1935, and remaining in force at the time of the doing or omitting the doing of such act or thing, would be penal, shall be deemed guilty of a like offense and be subject to a like punishment. (Mar. 4, 1909, 35 Stat. 1145; June 15, 1933, 48 Stat. 152; June 20, 1935, Public Res. 34, 74th Cong; 18 U. S. C., sec. 468.)

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