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employee who desire to return to the United States. It sometimes
happens that an employee dies in poor circumstances, leaving little
other than a few personal effects and perhaps an automobile. By
permitting a car to be raffled off, it may be possible to obtain an
amount in excess of the car's value for the benefit of the family.
A letter from the Secretary of War on this bill follows:

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 28, 1932.
Hon. Sam RAYBURN,
Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. RAYBURN: The receipt is acknowledged of a letter from the Hon. Clarence F. Lea, dated January 15, 1932, inclosing, and requesting on behalf of your committee, a report upon certain bills for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone introduced by him, including bill H. R. 7499, entitled, “A bill to amend Act No. 3 of the Isthmian Canal Commission relating to the suppression of lotteries in the Canal Zone, enacted August 22, 1904."

This is one of the proposals made for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone recommended by me in letter to the President dated June 5, 1930, and in conformity with the provisions of the act of May 17, 1928 (45 Stat. 596), entitled “An act to revise and codify the laws of the Canal Zone,” forwarded by him to the Congress with his message of June 9, 1930. The message and report submitted therewith were printed as House Document No. 460, Seventy-first Congress, second session. Reference to this proposal is made on page 34 of that document.

The amendments proposed to sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 of Act No. 3 consist only in fixing the place of imprisonment, while the amendment to section 10 somewhat broadens the authority to permit the conduct of raffles for charitable purposes. Sections 7 and 8 are repealed as being covered by United States Postal Laws made applicable to the Canal Zone by section 43a of the amendments to the Penal Code. Section 9 is sought to be repealed as unnecessary. The proposed amendments are compared with the present law in House Report No. 2811, Seventy-first Congress, third session, to accompany H. R. 14064.

Due to typographical errors in the bill as introduced, the following amendments are necessary:

Page 2, line 3, insert the word “of” at the end of the line so that the clause beginning in line 3 and ending in line 4 will read “ for any thing or things of value or tokens thereof whatever."

Page 4, line 12, strike out the word "and" between the words "second" and subsequent offenses” and insert the word “or”, and make the clause read “and for the second or subsequent offenses."

The early consideration and passge of the legislation proposed for the Canal
Zone are recommended.
Sincerely yours,

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War.
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AMEND AN EXECUTIVE ORDER PROHIBITING PROMOTION OF FIGHTS BETWEEN BULLS, DOGS, OR COCKS

FEBRUARY 17, 1932.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. Lea, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 7500)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 7500) to amend an Executive order promulgated August 4, 1911, prohibiting promotion of fights between bulls, dogs, or cocks, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the President and the Secretary of War.

This bill is one of a number that have been filed and approved by the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce in pursuance of the act of May 17, 1928, providing for the revision and codification of the laws of the Canal Zone.

A general statement relating to the revision and codification of the laws of the Canal Zone is made in the report on H. R. 7519, where the text of the law authorizing such work is quoted.

This bill, H. R. 7500, amends section i of the Executive order of the President of August 4, 1911. Section 1 of the Executive order with the amendments is as follows:

SECTION 1. Any person who sets on foot, instigates, promotes or carries on any fights between cocks or other birds, or any dog fight, or bull fight, or fight between other animals; or who does any act as assistant, umpire or principal in furtherance of any fight between any such animals, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed (fifty dollars) $50, or by imprisonment in jail not to exceed thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

The amendment consists solely in inserting the words "in jail” after the word "imprisonment” so as to fix in the law the place of imprisonment. The amendment is important in view of the distinction now recognized in the laws of the Canal Zone between offenses which are punishable by imprisonment in a jail and those by imprisonment in the penitentiary.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 28, 1932.
Hon. Sam RAYBURN,
Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. RAYBURN: The receipt is acknowledged of a letter from the Hon. Clarence F. Lea, dated January 15, 1932, inclosing, and requesting on behalf of your committee a report upon, certain bills for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone introduced by him, including bill H. R. 7500, entitled "A bill to amend the Executive order promulgated August 4, 1911, prohibiting promotion of fights between bulls, dogs, or cocks.”'

This is one of the proposals made for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone recommended by me in letter to the President dated June 5, 1930, and in conformity with the provisions of the act of May 17, 1928 (45 Stat. 596), entitled “An act to revise and codify the laws of the Canal Zone," forwarded by him to the Congress with his message of June 9, 1930. The message and report submitted therewith were printed as House Document No. 460, Seventy-first Congress, second session. Reference to this proposal is made on page 36 of that document.

The proposed amendment consists solely in adding the words "in jail" so as to fix the place of imprisonment as is done throughout the Penal Code. A comparison of the Executive order with the proposed amendment will be found in House Report No. 2812, Seventy-first Congress, third session, to accompany H. R. 14065.

The early consideration and passage of the legislation proposed for the Canal
Zone is recommended.
Sincerely yours,

PATRICK J. HURLEY, Secretary of War.

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FIRE HUNTING AT NIGHT IN CANAL ZONE

FEBRUARY 17, 1932.- Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. LEA, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 7501)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 7501) to prevent, in the Canal Zone, fire hunting at night and hunting by means of a spring or trap, and to repeal the Executive orders of September 8, 1909, and January 27, 1914, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the President and the Secretary of War, as will appear by the following letter:

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 28, 1932. Hon. SAM RAYBURN, Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. RAYBURN: The receipt is acknowledged of a letter from the Hon. Clarence F. Lea, dated January 15, 1932, inclosing, and requesting on behalf of your committee a report upon, certain bills for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone introduced by him, including bill H. R. 7501, entitled “A bill to prevent, in the Canal Zone, fire hunting at night and hunting by means of a spring or trap, and to repeal the Executive orders of September 8, 1909, and January 27, 1914.”

This is one of the proposals made for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone recommended by me in letter to the President dated June 5, 1930, and in conformity with the provisions of the act of May 17, 1928 (45 Stat. 596) entitled “An act to revise and codify the laws of the Canal Zone" forwarded by him to the Congress with his message of June 9, 1930. The message and report submitted therewith were printed as House Document No. 460, Seventy-first Congress, second session. Reference to this proposal is made on page 36 of that document.

This bill is offered for the purpose of validating the provisions of the Executive order of January 27, 1914, which may have been issued without sufficient authority. The original law and the Executive orders affected are to be found in House Report No. 2813, Seventy-first Congress, third session to accompany H. R. 14066.

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It is suggested that on page 1, line 7, the word "any” be stricken out and the word "an" be substituted therefor to conform to the wording of the Executive order.

The early consideration and passage of the legislation proposed for the Canal
Zone are recommended.
Sincerely yours,

PATRICK J. HTELET,

Secretary of War. A general statement relating to the revision and codification of the laws of the Canal Zone is made in the report on H.R. 7519, where the text of the law authorizing such work is quoted.

This bill H. R. 7501 repeals the Executive orders of the President of September 8, 1909, and January 27, 1914, and reenacts a part of the Executive order of September 8, 1909. The Executive order with the amendments and omissions are herewith inserted, and are as follows:

(Matter stricken out inclosed in black brackets and new batter in italie) [SEC. 454. Permits to hunt with firearms upon the public lands of the Canal Zone or on lands of private ownership, but without prejudice to the rights of the owners may be issued by the treasurer of the Canal Zone upon application made to him. But] That every person who shall hunt at night, between the hours of sunset and sunrise, with the aid or use of a lantern, torch, bonfire, or other artificial light, or who shall hunt by the use of a gun or other firearms intended to be discharged by an animal or bird, by means of a spring or trap, or other similar mechanical device, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

The penalties imposed by this [order] act shall be in addition to the punishments authorized by the law against carrying arms without a permit.

The Executive order issued by the President on September 8, 1909, was as follows:

Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered:

Section 454 of Act No. 14 of the Laws of the Canal Zone is amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 454. Permits to hunt with firearms upon the public lands of the Canal Zone or on the lands of private ownership, but without prejudice to the rights of the owners, may be issued by the treasurer of the Canal Zone upon application made to him. But every person who shall hunt at night between the hours of sunset and sunrise with the aid or use of a lantern, torch, bonfire, or other artificial light, or who shall hunt by the use of a gun or other firearm intended to be discharged by an animal or bird, by means of a spring or trap or other similar mechanical device, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."

On January 27, 1914, the President issued an Executive order intended to modify the law in regard to hunting and to repeal the Executive order of September 8, 1909. That order was as follows:

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following order for the Canal Zone:

SECTION 1. Every person who shall hunt at night, between the hours of sunset and sunrise, with the aid or use of a lantern, torch, bonfire, or other artificial light, or who shall hunt by the use of a gun or other firearm intended to be discharged by an animal or bird by means of a spring or trap, or other similar mechanical device, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

The penalties imposed by this order shall be in addition to the punishments authorized by the law against carrying arms without a permit.

SEC. 2. The Executive order of September 8, 1909, amending section 454 of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This order shall take effect 30 days from and after its publication in the Canal Record.

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