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ART. 33. Each of the contracting parties shall have the right to denounce the present convention. This denunciation shall only become operative one year after a notification in writing shall have been made to the Swiss Federal Council, which shall forthwith communicate such notification to all the other contracting parties.

This denunciation shall only become operative in respect to the power which has given it.

In faith whereof the plenipotentiaries have signed the present convention and affixed their seals thereto.

Done at Geneva, the sixth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and six, in a single copy, which shall remain in the archives of the Swiss Confederation and certified copies of which shall be delivered through the diplomatic channel to the contracting parties.

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MR. DENBY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee

on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed.

FEBRUARY 15 (calendar day, February 17), 1909.

Reported with amendments, referred to the House Calendar, and ordered to be

printed.

А BILL To amend an Act approved January fifth, nineteen hundred and

five, entitled "An Act to incorporate the American National Red Cross."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That paragraph five of section three of an Act approved January fifth, nineteen hundred and five, entitled “An Act to incorporate the American National Red Cross,” be, and is hereby, amended to read as follows:

"Fifth. And to continue and carry on a system of national and international relief in time of peace and apply the same in mitigating the sufferings caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and other great national calamities, and to devise and carry on measures for preventing the same: Provided, That funds contributed for relief purposes of a specific and local character shall be applied to the particular purpose for which the contributions were made until, in the judgment of the central committee, all needed relief and rehabilitation of individuals, families, and institutions has been realized. Any balances of relief funds contributed for special purposes, which, in the opinion of the central committee, are not needed for the special object or purpose for which the contributions were proposed shall be credited to the general emergency fund for national and international relief, and may be used in the discretion of the central committee for mitigating the sufferings caused by war or by any great national or international calamity occurring in time of peace.

SEC. 2. That section four of the said Act be, and is hereby, amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 4. That from and after the passage of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person within the jurisdiction of the United States to falsely and fraudulently hold himself out as or represent or pretend himself to be a member of or an agent for the American National Red Cross for the purpose of soliciting, collecting, or receiving money or material; or for any person to wear or display the sign of the Red Cross, or any insignia colored in imitation thereof, for the fraudulent purpose of inducing the belief that he is a member of or an agent for the American National Red Cross. Nor shall it be lawful for any person or corporation, other than the American National Red Cross, not lawfully entitled to use the emblem of the Red Cross on a white ground hereafter to use such emblem or any insignia colored in imitation thereof or the words 'Red Cross' or 'Geneva Cross' for the purposes of trade or as an advertisement to induce the sale of any article whatsoever.

From and after the nineteenth of December, nineteen hundred and eleven, it shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, or association, other than the American National Red Cross and its duly authorized agents, and the sanitary and hospital authorities of the Army and Navy of the United States, and such persons, corporations, and associations as heretofore had registered have acquired rights, prior to the passage of this Act through the registration of the red cross as a trade-mark in the office of the Commissioner of Patents of the United States, to use, within the territory of the United States of America and its exterior possessions, the emblem of the red cross on a white ground, or any sign or insignia made or colored in imitation thereof, or the words 'Red Cross' or 'Geneva Cross,' for any purposes whatever.

"If any person violates the provisions of this section he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be liable to a fine of not less than one or more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both, for each and every offense. This fine 80 collected shall be paid to the Amer can National Red Cross."

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FEBRUARY 15, 1909.- Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. Ames, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 27473.]

The Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 27473) to amend an act to incorporate the American National Red Cross, have had the same under consideration and recommend its passage, adopting as its report thereon the following:

This legislation is asked for by the executive committee of the American National Red Cross. The proposed amendments to the organic act of January 5, 1905, are printed in italics. The purpose of these amendments is twofold:

First. To provide for the disposal of the balance of the funds given for special relief purposes.

Second. To restrain the abuse and to limit, as far as possible, the use of the emblem of the American National Red Cross, or the Geneva Cross, for purposes of trade or advertisement to those who may have previously acquired rights through registration at the Patent Office.

This is a step in conformity with the requirements of the treaty signed by the United States, in December, 1906, as a result of the Geneva commission.

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PUBLIC LAW NO. 258, SIXTY-FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND

SESSION (S. 6877, APPROVED JUNE 23, 1910) AN ACT To amend an Act entitled “An Act to incorporate the American National

Red Cross," approved January fifth, nineteen hundred and five. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section four of the Act entitled “An Act to incorporate the American National Red Cross," approved January fifth, nineteen hundred and five, is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 4. That from and after the passage of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person within the jurisdiction of the United States to falsely or fraudulently hold himself out as or represent or pretend himself to be a member of or an agent for the American National Red Cross for the purpose of soliciting, collecting, or receiving money or material; or for any person to wear or display the sign of the Red Cross or any insignia colored in imitation thereof for the fraudulent purpose of inducing the belief that he is a member of or an agent for the American National Red Cross. It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, or association other than the American National Red Cross and its duly authorized employees and agents and the army and navy sanitary and hospital authorities of the United States for the purpose of trade or as an advertisement to induce the sale of

any

article whatsoever or for any business or charitable purpose to use within the territory of the United States of America and its exterior possessions the emblem of the Greek Red Cross on a white ground, or any sign or insignia made or colored in imitation thereof, or of the words Red Cross' or 'Geneva Cross' or any combination of these words: Provided, however, That no person, corporation, or association that actually used or whose assigņor actually used the said emblem, sign, insignia, or words for any lawful purpose prior to January fifth, nineteen hundred and five, shall be deemed forbidden by this Act to continue the use thereof for the same purpose and for the same class of goods. If any person violates the provision of this section he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction in any federal court shall be liable to a fine of not less than one or more than five hundred dollars, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both, for each and every offense."

SEC. 2. That the following section is hereby added to said Act:

“SEC. 8. That 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." Approved, June 23, 1910.

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