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in my judgment may be necessary to make such reorganization effective

and within the said limit of cost; and Whereas it was further provided that such reorganization should be communi

cated to Congress at its next regular session and should constitute for the fiscal year 1914, and until otherwise provided by Congress, the permanent organization of the customs service: Now, therefore, It is hereby ordered and communicated that the following plan shall be the organization of the customs service for the said fiscal year 1914, and unless otherwise provided by Congress the permanent organization of the customs service:

CUSTOMS DISTRICTS In lieu of all customs-collection districts, ports, and subports of entry and ports of delivery now or heretofore existing there shall be 49 customs-collection districts with district headquarters and ports of entry as follows:

(1) The district of Maine and New Hampshire, to include all of the State of Maine and all of the State of New Hampshire, except the county of Coos, with headquarters at Portland, Me., in which Portland, Houlton, Fort Fairfield, Mars Hill, Van Buren, Madawaska, Monticello, Machias, Lubec, Bath, Boothbay, Limestone, Fort Kent, Bridgewater, Eastport, Calais, Bangor, Ellsworth, Rockland, Vanceboro, Lowelltown (or Holeb) Belfast, Rockport, Castine, Vinal Haven, South West Harbor, and Portsmouth (including Kittery), shall be ports of entry.

(2) The district of eastern Vermont, which shall include the counties of Orleans, Essex, Caledonia, Washington, Orange, Windsor, and Windham in the State of Vermont and the county of Coos in the State of New Hampshire, with district headquarters at Newport, in which Newport, North Troy, Derbyline, Island Pond, and Beecher Fails shall be ports of entry.

(3) The district of western Vermont, to include all of the state of Vermont not expressly included in the district of eastern Vermont, with district headquarters at Burlington, in which St. Albans, Richford, Burlington, Alburg, Swanton, and Highgate shall be ports of entry.

(4) The district of Massachusetts, to include all of the State of Massachusetts, with district headquarters at Boston, in which Boston, Gloucester, Salem (including Beverly, Marblehead, and Lynn), Provincetown, Plymouth, Barnstable, Vineyard Haven, Fall River, New Bedford, Worcester, Springfield, and Holyoke shall be ports of entry.

(5) The district of Rhode Island to include all of the State of Rhode Island, with district headquarters at Providence, in which Providence and Newport shall be ports of entry.

(6) The district of Connecticut, to include all of the State of Connecticut, with district headquarters at Bridgeport, in which Hartford, New Haven, New London, Stonington, Middletown, South Manchester, Bridgeport, Stamford, Greenwich, and Norwalk shall be ports of entry.

(7) The district of St. Lawrence, in the State of New York, to include all of the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis, with district headquarters at Ogdensburg, in which Ogdensburg, Nyando, Morristown, Rouses Point, Malone, Fort Covington, Plattsburg, Champlain, Chateaugay, Moores Junction, Waddington, Cape Vincent, Alexandria Bay, Chaumont, and Clayton shall be ports of entry.

(8) The district of Rochester, to include all of the counties of Oswego, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Broome, Tompkins, Chenango, Madison, Cortland, Hamilton, Schuyler, Chemung, Herkimer, Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Yates, Steuben, Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming, with district headquarters at Rochester, in which Rochester, Oswego, Utica, Syracuse, Charlotte, Fair Haven, and Sodus Point shall be ports of entry.

(9) The district of Buffalo, to include all of the counties of Niagara, Erle, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua, with district headquarters at Buffalo, in which Buffalo, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda (including Tonawanda), Dunkirk, and Lewiston shall be ports of entry. (10) The district of New York, to include all that part of the State of New

York not expressly included in the districts of St. Lawrence, Rochester, and Buffalo and also to include the counties of Sussex, Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Union, Middlesex, and Monmouth, in the State of New Jersey, with district headquarters at the port of New York, in which New York, Newark, Perth Amboy, Patchogue, Greenport, and Albany shall be ports of entry,

(11) The district of Philadelphia, to include all that part of the State of Pennsylvania lying east of 79° west longitude, all of the State of Delaware, and all of that part of the State of New Jersey not included in the district of New York, with district headquarters at Philadelphia, in which Philadelphia (to include Camden and Gloucester City, N. J.), Somers Point, Thompsons Point, Tuckerton, Chester, Wilmington, and Lewes shall be ports of entry.

(12) The district of Pittsburgh, to include all of the State of West Virginia and all of the State of Pennsylvania lying west of 79° west longitude, except the county of Erie, with district headquarters at Pittsburgh, in which Pitts.burgh and Wheeling shall be ports of entry.

(13) The district of Maryland, to include all of the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the County of Alexandria in the State of Virginia, with district headquarters at Baltimore, in which Baltimore, Washington, Crisfield, Annapolis, and Alexandria shall be ports of entry.

(14) The district of Virginia, to include all of the State of Virginia, except the county of Alexandria, with district headquarters at Norfolk, in which Norfolk and Newport News, Richmond, Petersburg, Cape Charles City, Chincoteague, and Reedville shall be ports of entry. The port of Norfolk shall include both of said cities and the waters and shores of Hampton Roads.

(15) The district of North Carolina, to include all of the State of North Carolina, with district headquarters at Wilmington, in which Wilmington, Elizabeth City, Newbern, Manteo, and Beaufort shall be ports of entry.

(16) The district of South Carolina, to include all of the State of South Carolina, with district headquarters at Charleston, in which Charleston, Georgetown, and Beaufort shall be ports of entry.

(17) The district of Georgia, to include all of the State of Georgia, except the north shore of the St. Marys River and the city of St. Marys, with district headquarters at Savannah, in which Savannah, Brunswick, Darien, and Atlanta shall be ports of entry.

(18) The district of Florida, to include all of the State of Florida and the north bank of the St. Marys River, and the city of St. Marys, Ga., with district headquarters at Jacksonville, in which Tampa (including Port Tampa), Key West, Punta Gorda, Boca Grande, Miami, Jacksonville, Pensacola, St. Andrews, St. Augustine, Fernandina (including St. Marys, Ga.), Cedar Keys, Port Inglis, Apalachicola, and Carrabelle shall be ports of entry.

(19) The district of Mobile, to include all of the State of Alabama, and all that part of the State of Mississippi lying south of 31° north latitude, with district headquarters at Mobile, in which Mobile, Birmingham, Gulfport, and Scranton shall be ports of entry.

(20) The district of New Orleans, to include all of the State of Louisiana and all that part of the State of Mississippi lying north of 31° north latitude, with district headquarters at New Orleans, in which New Orleans and Morgan City shall be ports of entry.

(21) The district of Sabine, to include the following territory, viz., beginning on the Gulf of Mexico at the center of the stream of Sabine Pass; thence north with the center of the stream of Sabine Pass to Sabine Lake; thence with the center of the stream of Sabine Lake to a point directly opposite to the Sabine River; thence north with the east shore of the Sabine River to the north boundary line of Shelby County, Tex.; thence west to the Neches River ; thence down said river with its west shore to a north boundary line of Jefferson County; thence in a westerly direction with the said north boundary line to the east boundary line of Liberty County, Tex.; thence south to the Gulf of Mexico; thence in an easterly direction along the Gulf shores to the place of beginning, with district headquarters at Port Arthur, in which Port Arthur and Sabine shall be ports of entry. The district of Sabine is retained as a separate district with boundaries as above provided because of the ex

press provision of the act approved June 19, 1906, detaching the same from the district of Galveston and creating it a separate district in consideration of the conveyance to the Government of the Port Arthur Ship Canal and other waterways in said act described.

(22) The district of Galveston, to include all of the State of Texas, except the territory included in the districts of Sabine, Laredo, El Paso, and Eagle Pass, with district headquarters at Galveston, in which Galveston (including Port Bolivar and Texas City), San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Port Lavaca shall be ports of entry.

(23) The district of Laredo, to include all of the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Nueces, Zapata, Duval, Brooks, Willacy, Jim Wells, Aransas, Webb, La Salle, Dimmit, McMullen, Live Oak, Bee, Refugio, and San Patricio, in the State of Texas, with district headquarters at Laredo, in which Laredo, Brownsville, Rio Grande City, Corpus Christi, Roma, and Santa Maria shall be ports of entry.

(24) The district of El Paso, to include all of the counties of El Paso and Culberson in the State of Texas and all of the State of New Mexico, with district headquarters at El Paso, in which El Paso, and Columbus, N. Mex., shall be ports of entry.

(25) The district of Eagle Pass, to include all of the counties in the State of Texas lying along and contiguous to the Rio Grande River not included in the districts of Laredo and El Paso, with district headquarters at Eagle Pass, in which Eagle Pass, Boquillas, Del Rio, and Presidio shall be ports of entry.

(26) The district of Arizona, to include all of the State of Arizona, with district headquarters at Nogales, in which Nogales, Naco, Yuma, and Douglas shall be ports of entry.

(27) The district of southern California, to include all that part of the State of California lying south of 35° north latitude, with district headquarters at Los Angeles, in which Los Angeles, San Pedro, San Diego, Calexico, Campo, and Tia Juana shall be ports of entry.

(28) The district of San Francisco, to include all that part of the State of California lying north of 35° north latitude, with district headquarters at San Francisco, in which San Francisco (including Oakland), Eureka, and Port Hartford shall be ports of entry.

(29) The district of Oregon, to include all of the State of Oregon, with district headquarters at Portland, in which Portland, Astoria, Newport, and Empire shall be ports of entry.

(30) The district of Washington, to include all of the State of Washington, with district headquarters at Seattle, in which Seattle, Port Townsend, Aberdeen, Anacortes, Bellingham, Blaine, Chopaka, Danville, Everett, Ferry, Friday Harbor, Laurier, Molson, Northport, Port Angeles, Roche Harbor, South Bend, Spokane, Sumas, and Tacoma shall be ports of entry.

(31) The district of Alaska, to include all of the Territory of Alaska, with district headquarters at Juneau, in which Juneau, Eagle, Ketchikan, Cordova, Sulzer, St. Michael, Skagway, Unalaska, Wrangell, Fortymile, Fairbanks, and Nome shall be ports of entry.

(32) The district of Hawaii, to include all of the Territory of Hawaii, with district headquarters, at Honolulu, in which Honolulu, Hilo, Kahului, Kaloa, and Mahukona shall be ports of entry.

(33) The district of Montana and Idaho, to include all of the States of Montana and Idaho, with district headquarters at Great Falls, in which Great Falls, Eastport, Port Hill, Plentywood, Sweetgrass, and Gateway shall be ports of entry.

(34) The district of Dakota, to include all of the States of North and South Dakota and the county of Kittsen in the State of Minnesota, with district headquarters at Pembina, in which Pembina, Noyes, St. Vincent, Portal, St. John, Hannah, Neche, Ambrose, Souris, Walhalla, Sarles, Sherwood, Hansboro, Crosby, and Antler shall be ports of entry. (35) The district of Minnesota, to include all of the State of Minnesota ly

ing south of 46° north latitude, with headquarters at St. Paul and Minneapolis, in which St. Paul and Minneapolis shall be the port of entry, which port shall include both of said cities.

(36) The district of Duluth and Superior, to include all of the State of Minnesota, except the county of Kittsen, lying north of 46° north latitude, and all of the State of Wisconsin lying north of said latitude, and the Island of Isle Royal in the State of Michigan, with district headquarters at Duluth and Superior, in which Duluth and Superior, International Falls, Warroad, Ranier, Two Harbors, Ashland, and Isle Royal shall be ports of entry. The port of Duluth and Superior shall include both of said cities and West Superior.

(37) The district of Wisconsin, to include all of the State of Wisconsin lying south of 46° north latitude, with district headquarters at Milwaukee, in which Milwaukee, Green Bay, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette (including Menominee), Racine, Sheboygan, and Sturgeon Bay shall be ports of entry.

(38) The district of Michigan, to include all of the State of Michigan, with district headquarters at Detroit, in which Detroit, Port Huron, Saginaw, Alpena, Bay City, Marine City, St. Clair, Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Charlevoix, Ludington, Manistee, Manistique, Muskegon, St. Joseph, Petoskey, Sault Ste. Marie, Cheboygan, Mackinaw, Detour, Escanaba, Gladstone, Houghton, and Marquette shall be ports of entry.

(39) The district of Chicago, to include all of the State of Illinois lying north of 39° north latitude and all that part of the State of Indiana lying north of 41° of north latitude, with district headquarters at Chicago, in which Chicago, Peoria, and Michigan City shall be ports of entry.

(40) The district of Indiana, to include all of the State of Indiana lying south of 41° of north latitude, with district headquarters at Indianapolis, in which Indianapolis and Evansville shall be ports of entry.

(41) The district of Ohio, to include all of the State of Ohio and the county of Erie, in the State of Pennsylvania, with district headquarters at Cleveland, in which Cleveland, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Fairport, Lorain, Sandusky, Put-inBay, Toledo, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio, and Erie and Corry, Pa., shall be ports of entry.

(42) The district of Kentucky, to include all of the State of Kentucky, with district headquarters at Louisville, in which Louisville and Paducah shall be ports of entry.

(43) The district of Tennessee, to include all of the State of Tennessee, with district headquarters at Memphis, in which Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville shall be ports of entry.

(44) The district of Iowa, to include all of the State of Iowa, with district headquarters at Des Moines, in which Des Moines, Sioux City, and Dubuque shall be ports of entry.

(45) The district of St. Louis, to include all of the States of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, and all that part of the State of Illinois lying south of 39° north latitude, with district headquarters at St. Louis, in which St. Louis (including East St. Louis), Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo., and Cairo, Ill., shall be ports of entry.

(46) The district of Omaha, to include all of the States of Nebraska and Wyoming, with district headquarters at Omaha, in which Omaha and Lincoln shall be ports of entry.

(47) The district of Colorado, to include all of the State of Colorado, with district headquarters at Denver, in which Denver shall be the port of entry.

(48) The district of Utah and Nevada, to include all of the States of Utah and Nevada, with district headquarters at Salt Lake City, in which Salt Lake City shall be the port of entry.

(49) The district of Porto Rico. . (This district is not affected by this reorganization for the reason that the expenses of the district are not payable from the appropriation "Expenses of collecting the revenue from customs.")

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The use of the terms "port of delivery" and "subport of entry" is hereby discontinued, and all ports of entry, subports of entry, and ports of delivery not above specifically mentioned as ports of entry, are hereby abolished.

III The privileges of the first and seventh sections of the act of June 10, '1880, commonly known as the "immediate transportation act" shall remain as heretofore existing with respect to the ports of entry above mentioned.

IV There shall be one collector of customs for each of the customs collection districts above established, who shall receive the compensation hereafter set forth, which shall constitute all the compensation and emoluments to be received by him and which shall be in lieu of all fees, commissions, salaries, or other emoluments of any name or nature (including the right to charge for blank manifests and clearances under the provisions of section 2648 of the Revised Statutes) heretofore received by or allowed to him. Maine and New Hampshire.... $5,000 | Eagle Pass

$4,000 Eastern Vermont 4,000 Arizona

3,500 Western Vermont 4,000 Southern California

5,000 Massachusetts 8,000 San Francisco

7,000 Rhode Island 4,500 Oregon

4,500 Connecticut 5,000 Washington

6,000 St. Lawrence 5,000 Alaska

4,000 Rochester 4,500 Hawaii

5,000 Buffalo 6,000 Montana and Idaho.

3,500 New York 12,000 Dakota

3,500 Philadelphia 8,000 Minnesota

4,000 Pittsburgh 4,500 Duluth and Superior.

4,000 Maryland 7,000 Wisconsin

4,500 Virginia 5,000 Michigan

6,000 North Carolina 2,500 Chicago

7,000 South Carolina 2,500 Indiana

4,000 Georgia 3,000 Ohio

6,000 Florida 6,000 Kentucky

3,500 Mobile 3,500 Tennessee

3,500 New Orleans 7,000 Iowa

3,000 Sabine 3,000 St. Louis

6,000 Galveston 5,000 Omaha

2,500 Laredo 3,500 Colorado

3,500 El Paso 4,500 | Utah and Nevada.

2,500 All moneys collected or received by such collectors of customs in their official capacities, whether as fees, storage, commissions, or from the sale of blank forms or otherwise, shall be covered into the Treasury.

V Such collectors shall maintain their principal offices at the headquarters of their respective districts, with the exception of the collectors for the districts of Virginia, Minnesota, and Duluth and Superior, who shall maintain a principal office at both Newport News and Norfolk, and at both St. Paul and Minneapolis, and at both Duluth and Superior, respectively.

VI The collector of customs or the surveyor of customs (if there be no collector) for any district heretofore existing in which the port above mentioned as the headquarters of a district hereby created is located shall continue to hold office as the collector of customs for such new district under his existing commission, or if the port so designated as the headquarters of any district hereby created be an independent port of delivery the collector or surveyor (if there be no collector) shall continue to hold office as the collector of customs for such new district under his existing commission, and the terms of office of all other collectors of customs, and the terms of office of all other surveyors of customs, except the surveyors of customs at the ports of Portland,

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