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the membership of the central committee appointed by him. And any vacancy that may occur in the six members of the central committee herein provided to be appointed by the incorporators or in the six to be appointed by the representatives of the State societies shall be filled by temporary appointments to be made by the remaining members of the six in which the vacancy or vacancies may occur, such appointees to serve until the next annual meeting.
The central committee shall have power to appoint from its own members an executive committee of seven persons, five of whom shall be a quorum, who, when the central committee is not in session, shall have and exercise all the powers of the central committee.
The Secretary of War shall within thirty days after the passage of this Act call a meeting at a time and place to be designated by him in the city of Washington of the incorporators hereunder, giving at least thirty days' notice thereof in one or more newspapers, and the annual meeting of said incorporators, their associates and successors, shall thereafter be held in said city on Wednesday preceding the second Thursday in the month of December in each and every year. Fifteen members shall constitute a quorum at any annual or special meeting.
Voting by proxy shall not be allowed at any meeting of the incorpo rators, annual or special, nor at any meeting of State or Territorial societies organized under the provisions of this charter. (33 Stat. 601. 37 Stat. 647.)
This section, as originally enacted, required the annual meeting to be held "on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in December.” It was amended so that the annual meeting shall be held as set forth here, by Act Dec. 10, 1912, c. 1, § 1, last cited above.
A further clause of the original section, next following the provision so amended, requiring the first annual meeting to be held in December, 1905,
is omitted here, as temporary merely. § 7702. (Act Jan. 5, 1905, c. 23, § 6.) Reports.
The said American National Red Cross shall on the first day of January of each year make and transmit to the Secretary of War a report of its proceedings for the preceding year, including a full, complete, and itemized report of receipts and expenditures of whatever kind, which report shall be duly audited by the War Department, and a copy of said report shall be transmitted to Congress by the War Department. (33 Stat. 602.) § 7703. (Act Jan. 5, 1905, c. 23, § 7.) Right to repeal or amend act.
Congress shall have the right to repeal, alter, or amend this Act at any time. (33 Stat. 602.) § 7704. (Act Jan. 5, 1905, c. 23, § 8, as amended, Act June 23, 1910,
c. 372, § 2.) Endowment fund of corporation; investment. The endowment fund of the American National Red Cross shall be kept and invested under the management and control of a board of nine trustees, who shall be elected from time to time by the incorporators and their successors under such regulations regarding
terms and tenure of office, accountability, and expense as said incorporators and successors shall prescribe. (36 Stat. 604.)
This section was added to Act Jan. 5, 1905, c. 23, by amendment thereof by Act June 23, 1910, c. 372, & 2, cited above. § 7705. (Act April 24, 1912, c. 90, § 1.) Aid of land and naval
forces in time of war. Whenever in time of war, or when war is imminent, the President may deem the cooperation and use of the American National Red Cross with the sanitary services of the land and naval forces to be necessary, he is authorized to accept the assistance tendered by the said Red Cross and to employ the same under the sanitary services of the Army and Navy in conformity with such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. (37 Stat. 96.)
This section and the section next following were an act entitled "An act to provide for the use of the American National Red Cross in aid of the
land and naval forces in time of actual or threatened war." § 7706. (Act April 24, 1912, c. 90, $ 2.) Transportation and sub
sistence. When the Red Cross cooperation and assistance with the land and naval forces in time of war or threatened hostilities shall have been accepted by the President, the personnel entering upon the duty specified in section one of this Act shall, while proceeding to their place of duty, while serving thereat, and while returning therefrom, be transported and subsisted at the cost and charge of the United States as civilian employees employed with the said forces, and the Red Cross supplies that may be tendered as a gift and accepted for use in the sanitary service shall be transported at the cost and charge of the United States. (37 Stat. 91.)
Section 1 of this act, mentioned in this section, is set forth ante, & 7705.
REGULATION OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGA
Sec. 7707 7789 7811 7825 7833 7997 8036 8039 8046
Registry and Recording Sec.
Sec. 7707. What are vessels of the United 7722. Oath by master.
States; officers to be citizens; 7723. Certificate of registry to be surexceptions.
rendered on loss, etc., of vessel, 7708. Officers' licenses; renewal, sus
or purchase by foreigner; penpension, or revocation; war
7725. Measurement of vessel. 7709. Vessels entitled to registry; coast 7726. Certificate of measurement.
wise trade by foreign-built reg 7727. Mode of measurement.
state-rooms for tonnage.
what vessels. tracts.
7730. Tonnage. 7710. Registry of foreign-built vessels
7731. Remeasurements. owned in part by citizens; con 7732. Space for crew; to what vessels ditions.
provisions of act applicable. 7711. Record of transfer to citizens.
7733. Regulations by Commissioner of 7712. Inspection and measurement.
Navigation. 7713. Taking and use of vessels as
7734. Space for crew on seagoing vescruisers or transports; pay
sels; exceptions. ment.
7735. Measurement of foreign vessels; 7714. American vessel taking foreign
certificates, when accepted. flag. 7715. Vessels owned by corporations.
7736. Form of register. 7716. New registry upon death, etc., of
7737. Variation from form. officer of corporation.
7738. Blank certificates of registry. 7717. Oath of officer of corporation or
7739. Issuing certificates of registry. managing owner in his agent. 7740. Registry upon purchase of vessel. 7718. Nationalization of vessels in Alas 7741. Surrender of certificate granted ka.
to purchaser. 7719. Vessels, where registered.
7742. Registry by agent. 7720. Oath for registry by owner. 7743. Surrender of certificate granted 7721. Forfeiture for false swearing.
Sec. 7744. Forfeiture for false swearing by 7772. Regulation of fees for readmeasagent.
urement. 7745. Registry upon sale under legal 7773. Penalty for misconduct by offi
process, 7746. Sale to foreigners.
7774. Penalty for neglect by officers. 7747. Registry upon sale abroad.
7775. Penalty for fraudulent registry. 7748. Oath upon loss of register. 7776. Sea-letters, to what vessels is7749. Surrender of certificate obtained
sued. upon loss of original.
7777. Making or using forged sea-let7750. Penalty for not obtaining new
ters, etc. registry.
7778. Conveyance of vessels; lien by 7751. New registry upon sale or altera
bottomry. tion of vessel.
7779. Record of bills of sale, mortgages, 7752. Change of master.
etc.; acknowledgments. 7753. Failure to report sale to for 7780. Index of records. eigners.
7781. Certified copies of records. 7754. Oath upon entry.
7782. Interests to be named in bills of 7755. Transmission of surrendered cer
sale. tificate to Treasury.
7783. Maritime lien on vessel for re7756. Numbering registers.
pairs, supplies, etc., to be en7757. Numbers for vessels; penalty.
forced in rem, without allega7758. Names and home ports of vessels
tion or proof that credit was to be marked on bow and stern.
given to vessel. 7759. “Port" defined.
7784. Persons presumed to have author7760. Draft of vessels to be marked on
ity to procure repairs, supplies, stem and stern posts.
etc., for vessel. 7761. Private signals, etc., of vessels, 7785. Officers and agents appointed by and registry thereof.
charterer, etc., included with 7762. Change of name of registered ves
persons specified in preceding sel.
section; no lien when want of 7763. Change of name of vessel permit
authority to bind vessel was ted.
known to furnisher of repairs, 7764. Regulations for change of name.
supplies, etc. 7765. Oath to obtain record of vessel 7786. Waiver of right to lien; act not owned by foreigner.
to affect rules of law as to other 7766. Measurement for record.
rights and remedies. 7767. Certificate of record.
7787. State statutes conferring liens on 7768. Change of master or name of re
vessels, to be enforced by procorded vessel.
ceedings in rem, for repairs, 7769. Production of certificate upon en
supplies, etc., superseded. try.
7788. Unrigged wooden vessels; nota7770. Fees of collector,
tion of rebuilding on list of 7771. Fees of surveyors.
merchant vessels. § 7707. (R. S. $ 4131, as amended, Act June 26, 1884, c. 121, $ 1,
and Act May 28, 1896, c. 255, $$ 1, 3.) What are vessels of the
United States; officers to be citizens; exceptions. Vessels registered pursuant to law and no others, except such as shall be duly qualified according to law for carrying on the coasting or fishing trade, shall be deemed vessels of the United States, and entitled to the benefits and privileges appertaining to such vessels; but no such vessel shall enjoy such benefits and privileges longer than it shall continue to be wholly owned by a citizen or citizens of the United States or a corporation created under the laws of any of the States thereof, and be commanded by a citizen of the United States. And all the officers of vessels of the United States who shall have charge of a watch, including pilots, shall in all cases be citizens of the United States. The word "officers" shall include the
chief engineer and each assistant engineer in charge of a watch on vessels propelled wholly or in part by steam; and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, no person shall be qualified to hold a license as a commander or watch officer of a merchant vessel of the United States who is not a native-born citizen, or whose naturalization as a citizen shall not have been fully completed. In cases where on a foreign voyage, or on a voyage from an Atlantic to a Pacific port of the United States, any such vessel is for any reason deprived of the services of an officer below the grade of master, his place, or a vacancy caused by the promotion of another officer to such place, may be supplied by a person not a citizen of the United States until the first return of such vessel to its home port; and such vessel shall not be liable to any penalty or penal tax for such employment of an alien officer.
Act Dec. 31, 1792, c. 1, § 1, 1 Stat. 287. Act June 26, 1884, c. 121, § 1, 23 Stat. 53. Act May 28, 1896, c. 255, 8$ 1, 3, 29 Stat. 188, 189.
This section, as originally enacted, was as follows:
“Vessels registered pursuant to law, and no others, except such as shall be duly qualified, according to law, for carrying on the coasting trade and fisheries, or one of them, shall be deemed vessels of the United States, and entitled to the benefits and privileges appertaining to such vessels; but they shall not enjoy the same longer than they shall continue to be wholly owned by citizens and to be commanded by a citizen of the United States. And officers of vessels of the United States shall in all cases be citizens of the United States."
It was amended by the Shipping Act of June 26, 1884, c. 121, § 1, cited above by changing the last clause to read as follows:
"All the officers of vessels of the United States shall be citizens of the United States, except that in cases where, on a foreign voyage, or on a voyage from an Atlantic to a Pacific port of the United States, any such vessel' is for any reason deprived of the services of an officer below the grade of master, his place, or a vacancy caused by the promotion of another officer to such place, may be supplied by a person not a citizen of the United States until the first return of such vessel to its home port; and such vessel shall not be liable to any penalty or penal tax for such employment of an alien officer."
It was again amended, by Act May 28, 1896, c. 255, § 1, last cited above, to read as set forth here, with the exception of the last sentence.
Section 3 of said amendatory Act May 28, 1896, c. 255, saved from its repeal the amendment added by said Act June 26, 1884, c. 121, set forth here as the last sentence of the section.
Aliens who had declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, and who had had a permanent residence in the United States for at least six months immediately prior to the granting of a license, were entitled to be licensed, as if already naturalized, to serve as engineers or pilots upon any steam-vessel, subject to inspection under the provisions of Act Feb. 28, 1871, c. 100, which were incorporated into the Revised Statutes under Title LII, "Regulation of Steam-Vessels," by Act April 17, 1874, c. 107, 18 Ştat. 30. Said act was superseded by this section, as amended by Act May 28, 1896,
c. 255, g 1, to read as set forth here. § 7708. (Act May 28, 1896, c. 255, $ 2.) Officers' licenses; renewal,
suspension, or revocation; war service; exemption from and payment for. That all licenses issued to such officers shall be for a term of five years, but the holder of a license may have the same renewed for another five years at any time before its expiration: Provided, however, That any officer holding a license, and who is engaged in