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SEC. 594. SEIZURE OF VESSELS AND VEHICLES.-Whenever a vessel or vehicle, or the owner or master, conductor, driver, or other person in charge thereof, has become subject to a penalty for violation of the customs-revenue laws of the United States,

such vessel or vehicle

shall be held

for the payment of such penalty and may be seized and proceeded against summarily by libel to recover the same: Provided, That no vessel or vehicle used by any person as a common carrier in the transaction of business as such common carrier shall be so held or subject to seizure or forfeiture under the customs laws, unless it shall appear that the owner or master of such vessel or the conductor, driver, or other person in charge of such vehicle was at the time of the alleged illegal act a consenting party

or privy thereto. SEC. 595. WARRANT.-Ifany collector of customs or other officer or person authorized to make searches and seizures shall have cause to suspect the presence in any dwelling house, store, or other building or place of any merchandise upon which the duties have not been paid, or which has been otherwise brought into the United States contrary to law, he may make application, under oath, to any justice of the peace, to any municipal, county, State, or Federal judge, or to any United States commissioner, and shall there upon be entitled

to a warrant to enter such dwelling house in the daytime only, or such store or other place at night or by day, and to search for and seize such merchandise: Provided, That if any such

house, store, or other building, or place in which such merchandise shall be found, is upon or within ten feet of the boundary line between the United States and a foreign country, such portion thereof as is within the United States may forthwith be taken down or removed.

SEC. 596. BUILDINGS ON BOUNDARY.-Any person who receives or deposits in such building upon the boundary line between the United States and any foreign country, or carries any merchandise

through the same, or aids therein, in violation of law, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both. SEC. 597. CONCEALMENT.-If any merchandise is fraudulently concealed in, removed from, or repacked in any bonded warehouse, or if any marks or numbers placed upon packages deposited in such a warehouse be fraudulently altered, defaced, or obliterated, such merchandise and packages shall be subject to forfeiture, and all persons convicted of the fraudulent concealment, repacking, or removal of such merchandise, or of altering, defacing, or obliterating such marks and numbers thereon, and all

persons aiding and abetting therein shall be liable to the same penalties as are imposed by section 593 of this

Act. Sec. 598. FALSE SEALS.-Ifany unauthorized person affixes or attaches or in any way willfully assists or encourages the affixing or attaching of a customs seal or other fastening to any vessel or vehicle, or of any seal, fastening, or mark purporting to be a customs seal, fastening, or mark; or if any unauthorized person willfully or maliciously removes, breaks, injures, or defaces any customs seal or other fastening placed upon any vessel, vehicle, warehouse, or package containing merchandise or baggage in bond or in customs custody, or willfully aids, abets, or encourages any other person to remove, break, injure, or deface such seal, fastening, or mark; or if any person maliciously enters any, bonded warehouse or any vessel or vehicle laden with or containing bonded merchandise with intent unlawfully to remove or cause to be removed therefrom any merchandise or baggage therein, or unlawfully removes or causes to be re moved any merchandise or baggage in such vessel, vehicle, or bonded warehouse or otherwise in customs custody or control, or aids or assists therein; or if any person receives or transports any merchandise or baggage unlawfully removed from any such vessel, vehicle, or warehouse, knowing the same to have been unlawfully removed, he shall be guilty of a felony and liable to the same penalties as are imposed by section 593 of this Act.

SEC. 599. INTERESTED OFFICERS.-No person employed under the authority of the United States, in the collection of duties on imports or tonnage, shall own, either in whole or in part, any vessel, or act as agent, attorney, or consignee for the owner or owners of any vessel, or of any cargo or lading on board the same; nor shall'any such person import, or be concerned directly or indirectly in the importation, of any merchandise for sale into the United States. Every person who violates this section shall be liable to a penalty of $500. ACT OF 1909.

ACT OF 1913. No corresponding provisions."

¡No corresponding provisions.)

ACT OF 1922.

SEC. 600. GRATUITY.-Any officer or employee of the United States who, except in payment of the duties or exactions fixed by law, solicits, demands, exacts, or receives from any person, directly or indirectly, any gratuity, money, or thing of value, for any service performed under the customs laws, or in consideration of any official act to be performed by him, or of the omission of performance of any such act, in connection with or pertaining to the importation, entry, inspection or examination, or appraisement of merchandise or baggage, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be pun. ished by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both, and evidence, satisfactory to the court in which the trial is had, of such soliciting, demanding, exacting, or receiving shall be prima facie evidence that the same was contrary to law. ACT OF 1909.

ACT OF 1913. SEC. 28. * * *

SEC. III. A. * * * "SEC. 26. That any officer or employee of the “BB. That any officer or employee of the United United States who shall, excepting for lawful States who shall, excepting for lawful duties or fees, duties or fees, solicit, demand, exact, or receive solicit, demand, exact, or receive from any person, from any person, directly or indirectly, any money directly or indirectly, any money or thing of value or thing of value in connection with or pertaining in connection with or pertaining to the importation, to the importation, appraisement, entry, exam- appraisement, entry, examination, or inspection ination, or inspection of goods, wares, or merchan- of goods, wares, or merchandise, including herein dise, including herein any baggage or liquidation any baggage or liquidation of the entry thereof, on of the entry thereof, on conviction thereof shall be conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding fined not exceeding five thousand dollars or be im- $5,000, or be imprisoned at hard labor not more prisoned at hard labor not more than two years, or than two years, or both, in the discretion of the both,

in the discretion of the court; and evidence court; and evidence of such soliciting, demanding, of such soliciting, demanding, exacting, or receiv- exacting, or receiving, satisfactory to the court in ing, satisfactory to the court in which such trial is which such trial is had, shall be regarded as prima had, shall be regarded as prima facie evidence

that facie evidence that such soliciting, demanding, such soliciting, demanding, exacting, or receiving exacting, or receiving was contrary to law, and shall was contrary to law, and shall put upon the accused put upon the accused the burden of proving that the burden of proving that such act was innocent such act was innocent and not with an unlawful and not with an unlawful intention.

intention.

ACT OF 1922.

SEC. 601, BRIBERY –Any person who gives, or offers to give, or promises to give, any money or thing of value, directly or indirectly, to any officer or employee of the United States in consideration of or for any act or omission contrary to law in connection with or pertaining to the importation, appraisement, entry, examination, or inspection of merchandise or baggage, or of the liquidation of the entry thereof, or by threats or demands or promises of any character attempts to improperly influence or control any such officer or employee of the United States as to the performance of his official duties, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both, and evidence of such giving, offering or promising to give, or attempting to influence or control, satisfactory to the court in which such trial is had, shall be prima facie evidence that the same was contrary to law.

ACT OF 1909.

ACT OF 1913.

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SEC. 28. * * *

SEC. III. A. * “Sec. 25. That any person who shall give, or “AA. That any person who shall give, or offer to offer to give, or promise to give, any money or thing give, or promise to give, any money or thing of of value, directly or indirectly, to any officer or em- value, directly or indirectly, to any officer or employee of the United States in consideration of or for ployee of the United States in consideration of or for any act or omission contrary to law in connection any act or omission contrary to law in connection with or pertaining to the importation, appraise- with or pertaining to the importation, appraise ment, entry, examination, or inspection of goods, ment, entry, examination, or inspection of goods, wares, or merchandise, including herein any bag- wares, or merchandise, including herein any baggage or of the liquidation of the entry thereof, or gage or of the liquidation of the entry thereof, or shall by threats or demands or promises of any shall by threats or demands or promises of any charcharacter attempt to improperly influence or con- acter attempt to improperly influence or control trol any such officer or employee of the United any such officer or employee of the United States as States as to the performance of his official duties to the performance of his official duties shall, on conshall, on conviction therof, be fined not exceeding viction thereof, be fined not exceeding $2,000, or be two thousand dollars, or be imprisoned at hard imprisoned at hard labor not more than one year, labor not more than one year, or both, in the dis- or both, in the discretion of the court; and evidence cretion of the court; and evidence of such giving, or of such giving, or offering, or promising to give,satisoffering, or promising to give, satisfactory to the factory to the court in which such trial is had, shall court in which such trial is had, shall be regarded be regarded as prima facie evidence that such giving as prima facie evidence that such giving or offering or offering or promising was contrary to law, and or promising was contrary to law, and shall put shall put upon the accused the burden of proving upon the accused the burden of proving that such that such act was innocent and not done with an act was innocent and not done with an unlawful unlawful intention. intention.

ACT OF 1922.

SEC. 602. SEIZURE PROCEDURE-REPORT.-It shall be the duty of any officer, agent, or other person authorized by law to make seizures of merchandise or baggage subject to seizure for violation of the customs laws, to report every such seizure immediately to the collector for the district in which such violation occurred, and to turn over and deliver to such collector any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage seized by him, and to report immediately to such collector every violation of the customs laws.

SEC. 603. SAME-FACTS TO REPORT.-It shall be the duty of the collector whenever a seizure of merchandise has been made for a violation of the customs laws to report the sametothe Solicitor of the Treasury, and promptly also to report any such seizure or violation of the customs laws to the United States attorney for the district in which such violation has occurred, or in which such seizure was made, including in such report a statement of all the facts and circumstances of the case within his knowledge, with the names of the witnesses, and citation of the statute or statutes believed to have been violated, and on which reliance may be had for forfeiture or conviction.

SEC. 604. SAME--PROSECUTION.-It shall be the duty of every United States district attorney imme diately to inquire into the facts of cases reported to him by collectors and the laws applicable thereto, and, if it appears probable that any fine, penaliy, or forfeiture has been incurred by reason of such violation, for the recovery of which the institution of proceedings in the United States district court is necessary, forth with to cause the proper proceedings to be commenced and prosecuted, without delay, for the recovery of such fine, penalty, or forfeiture in such case provided, unless, upon inquiry and examination, such district attorney decides that such proceedings can not probably be sustained or that the ends of public justice do not require that they should be instituted or prosecuted, in which case he shall report the facts to the Sea retary of the Treasury for his direction in the premises.

SEC. 605. SAME-CUSTODY.-All vessels, vehicles, merchandise, and baggage seized under the provisions of the customs laws, or laws relating to the navigation, registering, enrolling or licensing, or entry or clearance, of vessels, unless otherwise provided by law, shall be placed and remain in the custody of the col. lector for the district in which the seizure was made to await disposition according to law.

SEC. 606. SAME-APPRAISEMENT.-The collector shall require the appraiser to determine the domestic value, at the time and place of appraisement, of any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage seized under the customs laws.

SEC. 607. SAME-VALUE $1,000 OR LESS.-If such value of such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage returned by the appraiser, does not exceed $1,000, the collector shall cause a notice of the seizure of such articles and the intention to forfeit and sell the same to be published for at least three successive weeks in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct.

SEC. 608. SAME-CLAIMS.-Any person claiming such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage may at any time within twenty days from the date of the first publication of the notice of seizure file with the collector a claim stating his interest therein. Upon the filing of such claim, and the giving of a to the United States in the penal sum of $250, with sureties to be approved by the collector, conditioned that in case of condemnation of the articles so claimed the obligor shall pay all the costs and expenses of the proceedings to obtain such condemnation, the collector shall transmit such claim and bond, with a duplicate list and description of the articles seized, to the United States attorney for the district in which seizure was made, who shall proceed to a condemnation of the merchandise or other property in the manner preseribed by law.

SEC. 609. SAME-SALE.—If no such claim is filed or bond given within the twenty days herein before specified, the collector shall declare the vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage forfeited, and shall sell the same'at public auction in the same manner as merchandise abandoned to the United States is sold, and shall deposit the proceeds of sale, after deducting the actual expenses of seizure, publication and sale, in the Treasury of the United States.

Sec. 610. SAME-VALUE MORE THAN $1,000.- Ifthe value returned by the appraiser of any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage so seized is greater than $1,000, the collector shall transmit a report of the case, with the names of available witnesses, to the United States attorney for the district in which the seizure was made for the institution of the proper proceedings for the condemnation of such property. SEC. 611. SAME-CONDITIONAL SALES. --If the sale of any

vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage forfeited under the customs laws in the district in which seizure thereof was made be prohibited by the laws of the State in which such district is located, or if a sale may be made more advantageously in any other district, the Secretary of the Treasury may order such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage to be transferred for sale in any customs district in which the sale thereof may be permitted. And if the Secretary of the Treasury is satisfied that the proceeds of sale will not be sufficient to pay the costs thereof, he may order a destruction by the customs officers: Provided, That any merchandise forfeited under the customs the sale or use of which is prohibited under any law of the United States or of any State, may be remanufactured, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, into an article that is not prohibited, the resulting article to be disposed of to the profit of the United States only.

SEC. 612. SUMMARY SALE.-Whenever it appears to the coilector that any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage seized under the customs laws is liable to perish or to waste or to be greatly reduced in value by keeping, or that the expense of keeping the same is disproportionate to the value thereof, and the value of such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage as determined by the appraiser under section 606 of this Act, does not exceed $1,000, and such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage has not been delivered under bond, the collector shall, within twenty-four hours after the receipt by him of the appraiser's return proceed forthwith to advertise and sell the same at auction under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. If such value of such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage exceeds $1,000 the collector shall forth with transmit the appraiser's return and his report of the seizure to the United States district attorney, who shall petition the court to order an immediate sale of such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage, and if the ends of justice require it the court shall order such immediate sale, the proceeds thereof to be deposited with the court to await the final determination of the condemnation proceedings. Whether such sale be made by the collector or by order of the court, the proceeds thereof shall be held subject to claims of parties in interest to the same extent as the vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage so sold would have been subject to such claim.

SEC. 613. DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS.-Any person claiming any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage, or any interest therein, which has been forfeited and sold under the provisions of this Act, may at any time within three months after the date of sale apply to the Secretary of the Treasury if the forfeiture and sale was under the customs laws, or to the Secretary of Commerce if the forfeiture and sale was under the navigation laws, for a remission of the forfeiture and restoration of the proceeds of such sale, or such part thereof as may be claimed by him. Upon the production of satisfactory proof that the applicant did not know of the seizure prior to the declaration or condemnation of forfeiture, and was in such circumstances as prevented him from knowing of the same, and that such forfeiture was incurred without any willful negligence or intention to defraud on the part of the applicant, the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary of Commerce may order the proceeds of the sale, or any part thereof, restored to the applicant, after deducting the cost of seizure and of sale, the duties, if any, accruing on the merchandise or baggage, and any sum due on a lien for freight, charges, or contribution in general average that may have been filed. If no application for such remission or restoration is made within three months after such sale, or if the application be denied by the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary of Commerce, the proceeds of sale shall be disposed of as follows:

(i) For the payment of all proper expenses of the proceedings of forfeiture and sale, including expenses of seizure, maintaining the custody of the property, advertising and sale, and if condemned by a decree of a district court and a bond for such costs was not given, the costs as taxed by the court;

(2) For the satisfaction of liens for freight, charges, and contributions in general average, notice of which has been filed with the collector according t :) law;

(3) For the payment of the duties accruing on such merchandise or baggage, if the same is subject to duty; and

(4) The residue shall be deposited with the Treasurer of the United States as a customs or navigation fine.

SEC. 614. RELEASE.—If any person claiming an interest in any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage seized under the provisions of this act offers to pay the value of such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage, as determined under section 606 of this act, and it appears that such person has in fact a substantial interest therein, the collector may, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury if under the customs laws, or the Secretary of Commerce if under the navigation laws, accept such offer and release the vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage seized upon the payment of such value thereof, which shall be distributed in the order provided in section 613 of this Act.

ACT OF 1909.

ACT OF 1913.

[No corresponding provisions.]

[No corresponding provisions.)

ACT OF 1922.

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SEC. 615. BURDEN OF PROOF.-In all suits or actions brought for the forfeiture of any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage seized under the provisions of any law relating to the collection of duties on imports or tonnage, where the property is claimed by any person, the burden of proof shall lie upon such claimant; and in all suits or actions brought for the recovery of the value of any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage seized for violation of any such law, the burden of proof shall be upon the defendant: Provided, That probable cause shall be first shown for the institution of such suit or action, to be judged of by the court. ACT OF 1909.

ACT OF 1913. SEC. 28. * * *

SEC. III. A. * “SEC. 20. That in all suits or informations brought, “T. That in all suits or informations brought, where any seizure has been made pursuant to any where any seizure has been made pursuant toany act act providing for or regulating the collection of providing for or regulating the collection of duties on duties on imports or tonnage, if the property is imports or tonnage, if the property is claimed by claimed by any person, the burden of proof shall any person, the burden of proof shall lie upon such lie upon such claimant: Provided, That probable claimant, and in all actions or proceedings for the cause is shown for such prosecution, to be judged recovery of the value of merchandise imported of by the court.

contrary to any act providing for or regulating the collection of duties on imports or tonnage, the burden of proof shall be upon the defendant: Provided, That probable cause is shown for such prosecution, to be judged of by the court.

ACT OF 1922.

SEC. 616. COMPROMISE OF CLAIMS.-It shall not be lawful for any officer of the United States to compromise or abate any claim of the United States arising under the customs laws for any fine, penalty, or forfeiture, and any such officer who compromises or abates any such claim or attempts to make such compromise or abatement, or in any manner relieves or attempts to relieve any person, vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage from any such fine, penalty, or forfeiture shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for a term of not exceeding two years: Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall have power to remit or mitigate any such fine, penalty, or forfeiture, or to compromise the same in the manner provided by law.

ŠEC. 617. SAME.-Upon a report by a collector, district attorney, or any special attorney or agent, having charge of any claim arising under the customs laws, showing the facts upon which such claim is based, the probabilities of a recovery and the terms upon which the same may be compromised, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to compromise such claim, if such action shall be recommended by the Solicitor

of the Treasury. SEC. 618. REMISSION OR MITIGATION OF PENALTIES.- Whenever any person interested in any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage seized under the provisions of this act, or who has incurred, or is alleged to have incurred, any fine or penalty thereunder, files with the Secretary of the Treasury'if under the customs laws, and with the Secretary of Commerce if under the navigation laws, before the sale of such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage a petition for the remission or mitigation of such fine, penalty, or forfeiture, the Secretary of the Treasury, or the Secretary of Commerce, if he finds that such fine, penalty, or forfeiture was incurred without willful negligence or without any intention on the part of the petitioner to defraud the revenue or to violate the law, or finds the existence of such mitigating circumstances as to justify the remission or mitigation of such fine, penalty, or forfeiture, may remit or mitigate the same upon such terms and conditions as he deems reasonable and just, or order discontinuance of any prosecution relating thereto. In order to enable him to ascertain the facts, the Secretary of the Treasury may issue a commission to any special agent, collector, member of the Board of United States General Appraisers, or United States commissioner, to take testimony upon such petition: rovided, That nothing in this section shall be construed to deprive any person of an award of compensation made before the filing of such petition.

SEC. 619. AWARD OF COMPENSATION.- Any person not an officer of the United States who detects and seizes any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage subject to seizure and forfeiture under the customs laws and who reports the same to an officer of the customs, or who furnishes to a district attorney, to the Secretary of the Treasury, or to any customs officer original information concerning any fraud upon the customs revenue, or a violation of the customs laws perpetrated or contemplated, which detection and seizure or information leads to a recovery of any duties withheld, or of any fine, penalty or forfeiture incurred, may be awarded and paid by the Secretary of the Treasury a compensation of 25 per centum of the net amount recovered, but not to exceed $50,000 in any case, which shall be paid out of moneys appro priated for that purpose. For the purposes of this section, an amount recovered under a bail bond shall be deemed a recovery of a fine incurred.

SEC. 620. SAME-UNITED STATES OFFICERS.-Any officer of the United States who directly or indirectly receives, accepts, or contracts for any portion of the money which may accrue to any person making such detection and seizure, or furnishing such information, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both, and shall be thereafter ineligible to any office of honor, trust, or emolument. Any such person who pays to any such officer, or to any person for the use of such officer, any portion of such money, or anything of value for or because ofsuch money, shall have a right ofaction against such officer, or his legal representatives, or against such person, or his legal representatives, and shall be entitled to recover the money so paid for the thing of value so given.

SEC. 621. LIMITATION OF ACTIONS.-No suit or action to recover any pecuniary penalty or forfeiture of property accruing under the customs laws shall be instituted unless such suit or action is commenced within five years after the time when such penalty or forfeiture accrued: Provided, That the time of the absence from the United States of the person subject to such penalty or forfeiture, or of any concealment or absence of the property, shall not be reckoned within this period of limitation.

SEC. 622. EMERGENCY OF WAR.-Whenever the President shall by proclamation declare an emergency to exist by reason of a state of war, or otherwise, he may authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to extend during the continuance of such emergency the time herein prescribed for the performance of any act.

SEC. 623. GENERAL REGULATIONS.-In addition to the specific powers conferred by this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

ACT OF 1909.

ACT OF 1913.

[No corresponding provisions.)

(No corresponding provisions.)

ACT OF 1922.

PART 6.-REPEALING PROVISIONS. SEC. 641. RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES.–The repeal of existing laws or modifications thereof embraced in this Act shall not affect any act done, nor any right accruing or accrued, nor any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal case prior to said repeal or modifications, but all liabilities under said laws shall continue and may be enforced in the same manner as if said repeal or modifications had not been made. All offenses committed and all penalties, forfeitures, or liabilities incurred prior to the taking effect hereof, under any statute embraced in, or changed, modified, or repealed by this Act, may be prosecuted and punished in the same manner and with the same effect as if this Act had not been passed. No acts of limitation now in force, whether applicable to civil causes and proceedings, or to the prosecution of offenses or for the recovery of penalties forfeitures embraced in, modified, changed, or repealed by this Act shall be affected thereby so far as they affect any suits, proceedings, or prosecutions, whether civil or criminal, for causes arising or acts done or committed prior to the taking effect of this Act, which may be commenced and prosecuted within the same time and with the same effect as if this Act had not been passed.

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said laws shall continue and may be enforced in the said laws shall continue and may be enforced in the same manner, except as otherwise provided in same manner as if said repeal or modifications had this Act, as if said repeal or modifications had not not been made. Any offenses committed and all been made. Any offenses committed, and all penalties or forfeitures or liabilities incurred prior penalties or forfeitures or liabilities incurred prior to the passage of this Act'under any statute emto the passage of this Act under any statute em- braced in or changed, modified, or repealed by this braced in or changed, modified, or repealed by this Act may be prosecuted or punished in the same Act may be prosecuted and punished in the same manner and with the same effect as if this Act had manner and with the same effect as if this Act had not been passed. No Acts of limitation now in not been passed. All acts of limitation, whether force, whether applicable to civil causes and proapplicable to civil causes and proceedings or to the ceedings or to the prosecution of offenses or for the prosecution of offenses or for the recovery of pen- recovery of penalties or forfeitures embraced in or alties or forfeitures embraced in or modified, modified, changed, or repealed by this Act shall changed, or repealed by this Act, shall not be be affected thereby so far as they affect any suits, affected thereby; and all suits, proceedings, or proceedings, or prosecutions, whether civil or prosecutions, whether civil or criminal, for causes criminal, for causes arising or acts done or comarising or acts done or committed prior to the mitted prior to the passage of this Act, which may passage of this Act, may be commenced and

prose- be commenced and prosecuted within the same cuted, except as otherwise provided in this Act, time and with the same effect as if this Act had not within the same time and with the same effect as if been passed. this Act had not been passed: And provided further , That nothing in this Act shall be construed to repeal the provisions of section three thousand and fifty-eight of the Revised Statutes as amended by the Act approved February twenty-third, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, in respect to the abandonment of merchandise to underwriters or the salvors of property, and the ascertainment of duties thereon.

ACT OF 1922. SEC. 642. REVISED STATUTES.—The following sections of the Revised Statutes, as amended, are hereby repealed: 909, 2520, 2521, 2524, 2537, 2540, 2554, 2561, 2581, 2588, 2589, 2590, 2609, 2610, 2637, 2638, 2652, 2770, 2771, 2772, 2773, 2774, 2775, 2776, 2777, 2778, 2779, 2786, 2781, 2782, 2783, 2784, 2785, 2786, 2787, 2788, 2789, 2790, 2791, 2794, 2795, 2796, 2797, 2798, 2799, 2800, 2801, 2802, 2803, 2805, 2806, 2807, 2808, 2809, 2810, 2011, 2812, 2813, 2814, 2815, 2816, 2817, 2818, 2819, 2920, 2821, 2822, 2823, 2824, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2828, 2829, 2830, 2831, 2832, 2833, 2834, 2836, 2837, 2810, 2842, 2844, 2846, 2817, 2818, 2849, 2850, 2852, 2857, 2859, 2864, 2865, 2867, 2868, 2869, 2870, 2872, 2873, 2874, 2875, 2876, 2877, 2878, 2879, 2880, 2881, 2882, 2883, 2884, 2887, 2888, 2889, 2890, 2891, 2892, 2893, 2894, 2895, 2896, 2898, 2899, 2901, 2906, 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913, 2014, 2915, 2916, 2920, 2921, 2925, 2926, 2928, 2933, 2935, 2936, 2937, 2939, 2945, 2946, 2947, 29-18, 2919, 2950, 2953, 2954, 2955, 2956, 2957, 2958, 2959, 2960, 2961, 2962, 2963, 2964, 2965, 2966, 2967, 2968, 2969, 2970, 2971, 2972, 2973, 2974, 2975, 2976, 2977, 2978, 2979, 2980, 2981, 2982, 2983, 2984, 2985, 2986, 2987, 2988, 2989, 2998, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3010, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 3020, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3026, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3034, 3035, 3036, 3037, 3038, 3039, 3040, 3041, 3042, 3043, 3044, 3045, 3046, 3047, 3049, 3050, 3051, 3052, 3053, 3054, 3055, 3056, 3057, 3058, 3059, 3060, 3063, 3064, 3065, 3066, 3067, 3069, 3070, 3074, 2075, 3076, 3077, 3078, 3079, 3080, 3081, 3082, 3083, 3084, 3085, 3086, 3088, 3090, 3095, 306, 3097, 3098, 3099, 3100, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106, 3107, 3108, 3110, 3120, 3121, 2123, 3128, 3129, 4209, 4210, 4211, 5292, and 5293. ACT OF 1909.

ACT OF 1913. SEC. 28. * * *

[No corresponding provision.] “SEC. 28. That sections twenty-six hundred and eight, twenty-eight hundred and thirty-eight, twenty-eight hundred and thirty-nine, twentyeight hundred and forty-one, twenty-eight hundred and forty-three, twenty-eight hundred and fortyfive, twenty-eight hundred and fifty-three, twentyeight hundred and fifty-four, twenty-eight hundred and fifty-six, twenty-eight hundred and fifty-eight, twenty-eight hundred and sixty, twenty-nine hundred, twenty-nine hundred and two, twenty-nine hundred and five, twenty-nine hundred and seven, twenty-nine hundred and eight, twenty-nine hundred and nine, twenty-nine hundred and twentytwo, twenty-nine hundred and twenty-three, twenty-nine hundred and twenty-four, twentynine hundred and twenty-seven, twenty-nine hundred and twenty-nine, twenty-nine hundred and thirty, twenty-nine hundred and thirty-one, twenty, nine hundred and thirty-two, twenty-nine hundred and forty-three, twenty-nine hundred and fortyfive, twenty-nine hundred and fifty-two, three thousand and eleven, three thousand and twelve, three thousand and twelve and one-half, three thousand and thirteen, of the Revised Statutes of the United States, be, and the same are hereby, repealed,

ACT OF 1922. SEC. 643. STATUTES AT LARGE.—The following Acts and parts of Acts are hereby repealed: The Act of March 24, 1874, chapter 65; Act of June 22, 1874, chapter 391, sections 3, 4, 6, 7, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, and 25;

Act of March 3, 1875, chapter 136; Act of May 1, 1876, chapter 89; Act of June 20, 1876, chapter 136, as amended; Act of June 10, 1880, chapter 190, as amended; Act of February 8, 1881, chapter

34; Act of February 23, 1887, chapter 218; Act of June 10, 1890, chapter 407, as amended, except sections 12 and 22; Act of March 2, 1895, chapter 177, section 9; Act of February 2, 1899, chapter 84; Act of February 13, 1911, chapter 46, sections 1, 2, 3, and 4; Act of October 3, 1913, chapter 16, section III; and Titles I, III and V of the Act entitled “An'Act Imposing temporary duties upon certain agricultural products to meet present emergencies, and to provide revenue; to regulate commerce with foreign countries; to prevent dumping of foreign merchandise on the markets of the United States; to regulate the value of foreign money; and for other purposes," approved May 27, 1921, as amended.

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