Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 34 Part 1.djvu/940

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910 FIFTY-NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 1134. 1907. Territories desiring immigration. Correspondence shall be had with the proper officials of the States and Territories, and said division shall gather from all available sources useful information regarding the resources, products, and physical characteristics of each State and Territory, and shall publish such information in different languages and distribute the publications among all admitted aliens who may ask for such information at the immigrant stations of the United As¤¤¤¤<>fSt¤¤¤¤.¤w- States and to such other persons as may desire the same. When any State or Territory appoints and maintains an agent or agents to represent it at any of the immigrant stations of the Unite States, such agents shall, under regulations prescribed by the Coinmissioner- General of Immigration, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, have access to aliens who have been admitted to the United States for the purpose of presenting, either orally or in writing, the special inducements offered by such State or Territory to aliens to settle therein. While on duty at any immigrant station such agents shall be subject to all the regulations prescribed by the Commissioner—General of Immigration, who, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor. may, for violation of any such regulations, deny to the agent guilty of such violation any of the privileges herein granted. F¤¤··>iz¤¤f¤¤i¤¤¤,¤¢¤· Sec. 41. That nothing in this Act shall be construed to appl to accredited oihcials of foreign governments nor to their suites, famiiles, or nests. ¥¤·¤¤iz¤-¤¢ r·¤¤¤¤- ésc. 42. It shall not be lawful for the master of a steamship or other viséeommoaaeasm vessel whereon immigrant passengers, or passengers other t an cabin '°{:,,,_¤_p_ 1w_ passengers, have been taken at any port or place in a foreign country or dominion (ports and places in foreign territory contiguous to the United States excepted) to bring such vessel and passengers to any port or place in the United States unless the compartments, spaces, and accommodations hereinafter mentioned have been provided, allotted, maintained, and used for and by such passengers during the entire On smmsmpg. voyage: that is to say, in a steamship, the compartments or spaces, unobstructed by cargo, stores, or goods, shall be of sufficient dimensions to allow for each and every passenger carried or brought therein eighteen clear superficial feet of deck allotted to his or her use, if the compartment or space is located on the main deck or on the first deck next below the main deck of the vessel, and twenty clear superficial feet of deck allotted to his or her use for each passenger carried or brought therein if the compartment or s ace is p·,.,,,;,,,_ ocated on the second deck below the main deck of the vessel: Pro- '·*"'*°°'*°"-‘· vided', That if the height between the lower passenger deck and the deck immediately above it is less than seven feet, or if the apertures (exclusive of the side scuttles) through which light and air are admitted together to the lower passenger deck are less in size than in the proportion of three square feet to every one hundred superiicial feet of that deck, the ship shall not carry a greater number of passengers on that deck than in the proportion of one passenger to every thirty clear superficial feet thereof. It shall not be lawful to carry or bring passengers on an y deck other than the decks above mentioned. Un ’°'“¤¤ "¤‘"l"· And in sailing vessels such passengers shall be carried or brought only on the deck (not bping an orlop deck) that is next below the main deck of the vessel, or in a poop or deck house constructed on the main deck; and the compartment or space, unobstructed by cargo, stores, or goods. shall be of sufficient dimensions to allow one hundred and ten cubic feet for each and every passenger brought therein. And such passengers shall not be carried or brought in any between decks. nor in any compartment, space, poop, or deck house. the height of which cniiummm, from deck to deck is less than six feet. In computing the number of such passengers carried or brought in any vessel, children under one