Executive Order 1410


By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following Executive Order for the Canal Zone.


Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to construct or place any sign, bill, poster or other advertising device on any land, building or other structure owned or controlled by the United States or the Panama Railroad Company in the Canal Zone; and any person thus offending shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not to exceed thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court; and every day that such sign, bill, poster or other advertising device shall remain upon such lands or structures shall be deemed a separate offense. Provided, however, that this Order shall not be construed to prevent persons from advertising, by means of any such advertising devices the business that they may be conducting according to law in any building or other structure upon which such advertising device is constructed or placed.


Sec. 2. This Order shall take effect sixty days from and after this date.

Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

September 8, 1911.


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