Naval Auxiliaries for Use in the Merchant Marine: Hearings Before a Special Subcommittee of the Committee on Naval Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-third Congress, Second Session, on S. 5259, a Bill to Establish One Or More United States Navy Mail Lines Between the United States, South America, and Europe; and H.R. 5980, a Bill to Authorize the President of the United States to Build Or Acquire Steamships for Use as Naval Auxiliaries and Transports, and to Arrange for the Use of These Ships when Not Needed for Such Service, and to Make an Appropriation Therefor, August, 1914

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1914 - 248 pages

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Page 248 - ... company, or by stockholders or directors In common, or in any other manner) in any common carrier by water operated through the Panama Canal or elsewhere with which said railroad or other carrier aforesaid does or may compete for traffic or any vessel carrying freight or passengers upon said water route or elsewhere with which said railroad or other carrier aforesaid docs or may compete for traffic; and in case of the violation of this provision each day in which such violation continues shall...
Page 147 - ... imposed at each entry on all vessels which shall be entered in any port of the United States from any foreign port or place in North America, Central America, the West India Islands, the Bahama Islands, the Bermuda Islands, or the coast of South America bordering on the Caribbean Sea, or Newfoundland; and a duty of six cents per ton, not to exceed...
Page 115 - But vessels receiving the benefit of this section shall not be allowed to engage in the coastwise trade of the United States more than two months in any one year except upon the payment to the United States of the duties...
Page 161 - The master shall, however, first give bond, with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the collector of the district within which the...
Page 208 - The transfer of an enemy vessel to a neutral flag effected after the outbreak of hostilities, is void unless it Is proved that such transfer was not made in order to evade the consequences to which an enemy vessel, as such, is exposed.
Page 160 - ... least, of the fishing season next preceding, which season is accounted to be from the last day of February to the last day of November in every year, for each and every ton of such vessel's burthen according to her admeasurement as licensed or enrolled, if of twenty tons and...
Page 127 - States leave them nothing to fear on their land-board, and nothing to desire beyond their present rights. But on their sea-board, they are open to injury, and they have there, too, a commerce which must be protected. This can only be done by possessing a respectable body of citizen-seamen, and of artists and establishments in readiness for ship-building.
Page 216 - Conditional contraband is liable to capture if it is shown to be destined for the use of the armed forces or of a government department of the enemy state, unless in this latter case the circumstances show that the goods cannot in fact be used for the purposes of the war in progress.
Page 110 - Congress at its next session what legislation is desirable or necessary for the development of the American merchant marine and American commerce, and incidentally of a national ocean mail service of adequate auxiliary naval cruisers and naval reserves.
Page 114 - ... and steamers alike, cargo carriers of slow speed and mail carriers of high speed, have to meet the fact that the original cost of building American ships is greater than is the case abroad ; that the wages paid American officers and seamen are very much higher than those paid the officers and seamen of foreign competing countries; and that the standard of living on our ships is far superior to the standard of living on the ships of our commercial rivals. Our Government should take such action...

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