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SEC. 51. ISSUE OF RECEIPT CONTAINING FALSE STATEMENT.-A warehouseman, or any officer, agent, or servant of a warehouseman, who fraudulently issues or aids in fraudulently issuing a receipt for goods knowing that it contains any false statement, shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment not exceeding one year or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by both.

Sec. 52. ISSUE OF DUPLICATE RECEIPTS MARKED.-A warehouseman, or any officer, agent, or servant of a warehouseman, who issues or aids in issuing a duplicate or additional negotiable receipt for goods knowing that a former negotiable receipt for the same goods or any part of them is outstanding and uncanceled, without plainly placing upon the face thereof the word “Duplicate," except in the case of a lost or destroyed receipt after proceedings as provided for in section fourteen, shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment not exceeding five years or by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or by both.

SEC. 53. ISSUE FOR WAREHOUSEMAN'S GOODS OF RECEIPTS WHICH DO NOT STATE THAT FACT.—Where there are deposited with or held by a warehouseman goods of which he is the owner, either solely or jointly or in common with others, such warehouseman, or any of his officers, agents, or servants who, knowing this ownership, issues or aids in issuing a negotiable receipt for such goods which does not state such ownership, shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by both.

SEO. 54. DELIVERY OF GOODS' WITHOUT OBTAINING NEGOTIABLE RECEIPTS.-A warehouseman, or any officer, agent, or servant of a warehouseman who delivers goods out of the possession of such warehouseman, knowing that a negotiable receipt the negotiation of which would transfer the right to the possession of such goods is outstanding and uncanceled, without obtaining the possesssion of such receipt at or before the time of such delivery, shall, except in the cases provided for in sections fourteen and thirty-six, be found guilty of a crime, and upon conviction shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by both.

Sec. 55. NEGOTIATION OF RECEIPT FOR MORTGAGED GOODS.-Any person who deposits goods to which he has not title, or upon which there is a lien or mortgage, and who takes for such goods a negotiable receipt which he afterwards negotiates for value with intent to deceive and without disclosing his want of title or the existence of the lien or mortgage shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by both.

PART V.

INTERPRETATION.

Sec. 56. WHEN RULES OF COMMON LAW STILL APPLICABLE.—In any case not provided for in this Act, the rules of law and equity, including the law merchant, and in particular the rules relating to the law of principal and agent and to the effect of fraud, misrepresentation, duress, or coercion, mistake, bankruptcy, or other invalidating cause, shall govern.

Sec. 57. INTERPRETATION SHALL GIVE EFFECT TO PURPOSE OF UNIFORMITY.—This Act shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those States which enact it.

Sec. 58. DEFINITIONS.—First. In this Act, unless the context or subject-matter otherwise requires

"Action" includes counterclaim, set-off, and suit in equity.

Delivery" means voluntary transfer of possession from one person to another.

Fungible goods” means goods of which any unit is, from its nature or by mercantile custom, treated as the equivalent of any other unit.

“Goods” means chattels or merchandise in storage, or which has been or is about to be stored.

“Holder” of a receipt means a person who has both actual possession of such receipt and a right of property therein.

“Order” means an order by indorsement on the receipt.

Owner" does not include mortgagee or pledgee.

“Person” includes a corporation or partnership or two or more persons having a joint or common interest.

To “purchase” includes to take as mortgagee or as pledgee.

“Purchaser” includes mortgagee and pledgee. “Receipt' means a warehouse receipt.

“Value” is any consideration sufficient to support a simple contract. An antecedent or preexisting obligation, whether for money or not, constitutes value where a receipt is taken either in satisfaction thereof or as security therefor:

“Warehouseman” means a person lawfully engaged in the business of storing goods for profit.

Second. A thing is done “in good faith” within the meaning of this Act when it is in fact done honestly, whether it be done negligently or not.

SEC. 59. ACT DOES NOT APPLY TO EXISTING RECEIPTS. The provisions of this Act do not apply to receipts made and delivered prior to the taking effect of this Act.

SEC. 60. INCONSISTENT LEGISLATION REPEALED.-All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

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SEC. 61. TIME WHEN THE ACT TAKES EFFECT.—This Act shall take effect on the

day of

nineteen hundred and

SEC. 62. NAME OF ACT.—This Act may be cited as the Warehouse Receipts Act.

Approved, April 15, 1910 (36 Stat., Part I, p. 301).

An Act To provide for the condemnation of streets or parts of streets

under the plan for the permanent system of highways for the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever in the subdivision of a tract of land in the District of Columbia the owner or owners of such tract shall reserve from subdivision any portion thereof, and shall fail to or refuse to dedicate the streets or highways within the reserved portion as shown on the plan of permanent system of highways, the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be, and they are hereby, authorized, in their discretion, to institute condemnation proceedings to acquire for street purposes in accordance with the highway plans any or all land comprised in the said streets within the limits of any portion reserved from subdivision, which the said Commissioners may deem desirable for the purpose of extending existing or proposed streets or of connecting streets already of record according to the said highway plan.

SEC. 2. That the said condemnation proceedings shall be instituted under and in accordance with the provisions of subchapter one of chapter fifteen of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia: Provided, That the entire amount found to be due and awarded by the jury in said proceedings as damages for and in respect of the land condemned for such streets or highways, plus the cost and expenses of said proceedings, shall be assessed by the jury as benefits, under the provisions of said subchapter one of chapter fifteen of said code. And there is hereby appropriated, out of the revenues of the District of Columbia, such amount or amounts as may be necessary to pay the cost and expenses of the condemnation proceedings taken pursuant hereto and for the payment of amounts awarded as damages, to be repaid to the District of Columbia from the assessments for benefits and covered into the Treasury to the credit of the revenues of the District of Columbia. Approved, March 30, 1910 (36 Stat., Part I, p. 268).

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An Act To provide for the parole of juvenile offenders committed to the

National Training School for Boys, Washington, District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every male juvenile offender who is now or may hereafter be committed to the National Training School for Boys, and who has by his conduct given sufficient evidence that he has reformed, may be released on parole as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. That if it shall appear to the satisfaction of the board of trustees of said school that there is reasonable probability that any boy detained in the said school will, if conditionally released, remain at liberty without violating the laws, then said board of trustees may in its discretion parole such boy under such conditions and regulations as the said board of trustees may deem proper: Provided, That the parole of all such juvenile offenders committed by courts other than those of the District of Columbia shall be subject to the approval of the AttorneyGeneral of the United States.

Sec. 3. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved, February 26, 1909 (35 Stat., Part I, p. 657).

An Act To parole juvenile offenders. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every female juvenile offender who is now or may hereafter be committed to the Reform School for Girls of the District of Columbia, and who has by her conduct given sufficient evidence that she has reformed, may be released on parole as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. That if it shall appear to the satisfaction of the board of trustees of said school that there is reasonable probability that any girl detained in the said school will, if conditionally released, remain at liberty without violating the laws, then said board of trustees may, in its discretion, parole such girl under such conditions and regulations as the said board of trustees may deem proper: Provided, That the parole of all such juvenile offenders committed by courts other than those of the District of Columbia shall be subject to the approval of the AttorneyGeneral of the United States.

Sec. 3. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved, April 15, 1910 (36 Stat., Part I, p. 300).

An Act For the establishment of a probation system for the District of

Columbia.

| Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the supreme court of the District of Columbia in general term may appoint one probation officer, at a salary of one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum, and as many volunteer assistant probation officers, male or female, as occasion may require; and that the police court of the District of Columbia may appoint one chief probation officer, at a salary of one thousand five hundred dollars per annum, and one assistant probation officer, at a salary of one thousand two hundred dollars per annum, and as many volunteer assistant probation officers, male or female, as occasion may require. All such probation officers and assistants shall be appointed for a term of two years and may be removed by the respective courts appointing them. All such volunteer probation officers shall serve without compensation, and shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to them by said courts.

Sec. 2. That said supreme court shall have power in any case, except those involving treason, homicíde, rape, arson, kidnaping, or a second conviction of a felony, after conviction or after a plea of guilty of a felony or misdemeanor and after the imposition of a sentence thereon but before commitment, and the said police court shall have like power, after a conviction or a plea of guilty in any case of misdemeanor, to place the defendant upon probation, provided that it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court that the ends of justice and the best interests of the public as well as of the defendant would be subserved thereby, and may suspend the imposition or execution of the sentence, as the case may be, for such time and upon such terms as it may deem best and place the defendant in charge of a probation officer. "The probationer shall be provided by the clerk of the court with a written statement of the terms and conditions of his probation at the time when he is placed thereon. He shall observe the rules prescribed for his conduct by the court and report to the probation officer as directed. No person shall be put on probation except with his or her consent.

Sec. 3. That the probation officers shall carefully investigate all cases referred to them by the court, and make recommendations to the court to enable it to decide whetherthe defendant ought to be placed under probation, and shall report to the court, from time to time as may be required by it, touching all cases in their care, to the end that the court may be at all times fully informed of the circumstances and conduct of probationers.

SEC. 4. That upon the expiration of the term fixed for such probation, the probation officer shall report that

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