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cent book, pamphlet, drawing, engraving, picture, photograph, instrument, or article of indecent or immoral use, or advertises the same for sale, or writes or prints any letter, circular, handbill, book, pamphlet, or notice of any kind stating by what means any of such articles may be obtained, or advertises any drug, nostrum, or instrument intended to produce abortion, or gives or participates in, or by bill, poster, or otherwise advertises, any public exhibition, show, performance, or play containing obscene, indecent, or lascivious language, postures, or suggestions, or otherwise offending public decency, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Sec. 873. SEDUCTION.-If any person shall seduce and carnally know any female of previous chaste character, between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years, out of wedlock, such seduction and carnal knowledge shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and the offender, being convicted thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or fined not exceeding two hundred dollars, may be punished by both such fine and imprisonment.

Sec. 874. ADULTERY.-Whoever commits adultery in the District shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both; and when the act is committed between a married woman and a man who is unmarried both parties to such act shall be deemed guilty of adultery; and when such act is committed between a married man and a woman who is unmarried, the man only shall be deemed guilty of adultery.

Sec. 875. INCEST. If any person in the District related to another person within and not including the fourth degree of consanguinity, computed according to the rules of the Roman or civil law, shall marry or cohabit with or have sexual intercourse with such other so-related person, knowing him or her to be within said degree of relationship, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of incest, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than twelve years.

Subchapter VII.-MISCELLANEOUS.

Sec. 876. PRIZE FIGHTING, AND SO FORTH.-Any person who shall voluntarily engage in a pugilistic encounter between man and man or a fight between a man and a bull or any other animal, for money or for cther thing of value, or for any championship, or upon the result of which any money or any thing of value is bet or wagered, or to see which any admission fee is charged, either directly or indirectly, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment not less than one nor more than five years.

By the term "pugilistic encounter," as used in this section, is meant any voluntary fight by blows by means of fists or otherwise, whether with or without gloves, between two or more men, for money or for a prize of any character, or for any other thing of value, or for any championship, or upon the result of which any money or thing of value is bet or wagered, or to see which any admission fee is charged, either directly or indirectly.

Sec. 877. USING BOTTLES OF DEALERS IN MINERAL WATERS.-All manufacturers and vendors of mineral waters and other beverages

allowed by law to be sold in bottles, upon which their names or marks shall be respectively impressed, may file with the clerk of the supreme court of the District a description of such bottles and of the names or marks thereon, and shall cause the same to be published for not less than two weeks successively in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the District.

Sec. 878. It shall be unlawful for any person, without the permission of the owner thereof, to fill with mineral waters or other beverages any such bottles so marked, for sale, or to traffic in any such bottles so marked and not bought by him of such owner; and every person so offending shall be liable to a penalty of fifty cents for every bottle so filled, or sold, or used, or disposed of, or bought, or trafficked in, for the first offense, and of five dollars for every subsequent offense, to be recovered as other fines are recovered in the District.

Sec. 879. FORGING OR IMITATING LABELS, AND SO FORTH.-Whoever willfully forges or counterfeits or makes use of any imitation calculated to deceive the public, though with colorable difference or deviation therefrom, of the private brand, wrapper, label, trade-mark, bottle, or package usually affixed or used by any person to or with the goods, wares, merchandise, preparation, or mixture of such person, with the intent to pass off any work, goods, manufacture, compound, preparation, or mixture as the manufacture or production of such person which is not really such, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Sec. 880. DESTROYING BOUNDARY TREES. Whoever maliciously cuts down, destroys, or removes any boundary tree, stone, or other mark or monument, or maliciously effaces any inscription thereon, either of his own lands or of the lands of any other person whatsoever, even though such boundary or bounded trees should stand within the person's own land so cutting down and destroying the same, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars and imprisoned not exceeding one

year.

Sec. 881. TRESPASSING ON CAPITOL GROUNDS.-Public travel in and occupancy of the Capitol grounds shall be restricted to the roads, walks, and places prepared for the purpose by flagging, paving, or otherwise.

Sec. 882. It is forbidden to occupy the roads therein in such manner as to obstruct or hinder their proper use; to drive violently upon them or with animals not under perfect control, or to use them for the conveyance of goods or merchandise except to or from the Capitol on Government service.

Sec. 883. It is forbidden to offer or expose any article for sale; to display any sign, placard, or other form of advertisement; to solicit fares, alms, subscriptions, or contributions therein.

Sec. 884. It is forbidden to step or climb upon, remove, or in any way injure any statue, seat, wall, or other erection, or any tree, shrub, plant, or turf therein.

Sec. 885. It is forbidden to discharge any firearms, firework, or explosive, set fire to any combustible, make any harangue or oration, or utter loud, threatening, or abusive language therein.

Sec. 886. It is forbidden to parade, stand, or move in processions or assemblages, or display any flag, banner, or device designed or adapted to bring into public notice any party or organization or movement therein.

Sec. 887. Offenses against the six preceding sections shall be punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, the fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, the imprisonment not to exceed sixty days; but in the case of heinous offenses, by reason of which public property shall have suffered damage to an amount exceeding one hundred dollars in value, the offense shall be punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a period of not less than six months nor more than five years.

Sec. 888. It shall be the duty of all policemen and watchmen having authority to make arrests in the District of Columbia to be watchful for offenses against these sections, and to arrest and bring before the proper tribunal those who shall offend against them under their observation or of whose offenses they shall be advised by witnesses.

Sec. 889. It shall be the duty of all persons employed in the service of the Government in the Capitol or on its grounds to prevent, as far as may be in their power, offenses against these sections, and to aid the police, by information or otherwise, in securing the arrest and conviction of the offenders.

Sec. 890. WHO MAY SUSPEND PROHIBITION.-In order to admit of the due observance within the Capitol grounds of occasions of national interest becoming the cognizance and entertainment of Congress, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, acting concurrently, are hereby authorized to suspend for such proper occasion so much of the above prohibitions as would prevent the use of the roads and walks of the said grounds by processions or assemblages and the use upon them of suitable decorations, music, addresses, and ceremonies: Provided, That responsible officers shall have been appointed and arrangements determined adequate in the judgment of the said President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives for the maintenance of suitable order and decorum in the proceedings and for guarding the Capitol and its grounds from injury. In the absence from Washington of either of the officers designated in this section the authority therein given to suspend certain prohibitions of this subchapter shall devolve upon the other, and in the absence from Washington of both it shall devolve upon the Capitol police commission.

Sec. 891. GRAVE ROBBERY.-Whoever, without legal authority or without the consent of the nearest surviving relative, shall disturb or remove any dead body from a grave for the purpose of dissecting, or of buying, selling, or in any way trafficking in the same, shall be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than three years.

Sec. 892. LIMITATION OF HOURS OF DAILY SERVICE FOR LABORERS AND MECHANICS ON PUBLIC WORKS.-The service and employment of all laborers and mechanics who are now or may hereafter be employed by the Government of the United States, by the District of Columbia, or by any contractor or subcontractor upon any of the public works of the United States or of the said District of Columbia, is hereby limited and restricted to eight hours in any one calendar day; and it shall be unlawful for any officer of the United States Government or of the

District of Columbia, or any such contractor or subcontractor, whose duty it shall be to employ, direct, or control the service of such laborers or mechanics, to require or permit any such laborer or mechanic to work more than eight hours in any calendar day except in case of extraordinary emergency.

Sec. 893. Any officer or agent of the Government of the United States or of the District of Columbia, or any contractor or subcontractor, whose duty it shall be to employ, direct, or control any laborer or mechanic employed upon any of the public works of the United States or of the District of Columbia who shall intentionally violate any provision of the last preceding section for each and every such offense shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

Sec. 894. The provisions of the two next preceding sections shall not be so construed as to in any manner apply to or affect contractors or subcontractors or to limit the hours of daily service of laborers or mechanics engaged upon the public works of the United States or of the District of Columbia for which contracts were entered into prior to August first, eighteen hundred and ninety-two.

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 a point one thousand feet south of the south line of P street and the north line of K street south extended, each point to be designated by a white buoy; and all vessels coming to anchor above the north 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 any one 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.-Act of June 30, 1902.

[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

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