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(B. A. I. Order 363) f U.S. DEPOSITORY
United States Department of Agriculture
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
RULE 1, REVISION 36-TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF
SPLENETIC OR TICK FEVER IN CATTLE
Effective on and after December 1, 1937
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUIBE,
OFFICE E OF THE SECRETARY.
The fact has been determined by the Secretary of Agriculture and notice is
hereby given that the contagious and infectious disease known as splenetic or
tick fever exists in cattle in Collier, Glades, and Highlands Counties. H1la.,
and that said-mentioned disease still exists among cattle iu other portions of
the State of Florida, and also in the following-named State and Territory.
to wit: Texas and Puerto Rico.
Now, therefore, I, H. A. Wallace. Secretary of Agriculture. under authority
conferred by section 1 of the act of Congress approved March 3, 1905 (33 Stat.
1264), do hereby quarantine the areas hereinafter described, and do order by this
rule 1, revision 36, under the authority and discretion conferred on the Secretary
of Agriculture by section 3 of the said act of Congress approved March 3, 1905
(33 Stat. 1265), that the interstate movement of cattle from the areas herein
quarantined shaU be made only in accordance with the regulation of the Secre-
tary of Agriculture for the prevention of the spread of splenetic or tick fever
The following areas are quarantined for splenetic or tick fever in cattle:
The following counties and portions of counties are quarantined: Collier,
Hendry, Orange, and Osceola; that portion of Glades County comprised in
townships 40 and 41 south, range 29 east, townships 40 and 41 south, range 30
east, and townships 40 and 41 south, range 31 east; that portion of Highlands
County lying south of the township line between townships 36 and 37 south:
and that portion of Polk County lying north and east of a line beginning where
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad crosses the Lake-Polk County line, thence
running southeasterly along said railroad to Polk City, thence running south-
easterly along the Polk City-Haines City highway to the northwest corner of
the city limits of Haines City, thence running due east to the range line dividing
range 27 east, and range 28 east, thence running south along said range line to
its intersection with the township line dividing township 29 south and township
30 south, thence running east along said township line to where it crosses the
range line dividing range 28 east and range 29 east, thence running south along
said range line to the Highlands-Polk County line.
The entire Territory is quarantined.
The following counties and portions of counties are quarantined: Angelina,
Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine,
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Shelby, Starr. Trinity. Tyler, Webb, and Zapata; that part of Cameron County
lying south and east of a line beginning at a point where the Southern Pacific
Railroad intersects the Cameron-Hidalgo county line, thence running south-
easterly along said railroad to a point where it intersects the Combes-Edinburg
Highway, thence east along the C(ombes-Edinburgh Highway to a point where it
intersects the Missouri Pacific Railroad at Combes, thence easterly along the
county highway from Combes to the Arroyo Colorado, thence running in a
northerly course along the west bank of the Arroyo Colorado to the Willacy
County line; that part of Chambers Comity lying east of the Trinity River;
that part of Galveston County which joins Chambers County, known as Gal-
veston Peninsula; that part of Hidalgo County lying south and west of a line
beginning at a point where the Southern Pacific Railroad intersects the Hidalgo-
Cameron county line, thence running westerly along the Southern Pacific Rail-
road to a point where it intersects the main line of that railroad, thence run-
ning southerly, along the main line of the Southern Pacific Railroad to a point
where it intersects the West Edinburg Highway, thence running westerly along
said highway to a point where it intersects the Missouri Pacific Railroad, thence
running northerly along said Missouri Pacific Railroad to the intersection of
the Monte Christo Road, thence running westerly along said Monte Christo
Road to a point where it intersects the Hidalgo-Starr county line; that part of
Liberty County lying east of the Trinity River; and that part of Nacogdoches
County lying south and east of a line beginning at a point where highway No.
21 intersects the Nacogdoches-Cherokee County line, running thence in an
easterly and southeasterly direction along said highway to the town of Chireno,
including all incorporated and unincorporated townsites intersected by this
highway, except the corporate limits of the city of Nacogdoches, thence run-
ning in a northerly and northwesterly direction along the public road from said
town of Chireno, through towns of Martinsville and Libby, to the town of
Garrison, including all incorporated and unincorporated towusites intersected
by this public road, thence running in a northeasterly direction along highway
No. 35 from the town of Garrison to a point where said highway intersects the
Nacogdoches-Rusk County line.
This rule 1, revision 36, shall be construed in connection with the regulation
of the Secretary of Agriculture for the prevention of the spread of splenetic or
tick fever in cattle and is subject to amendment or revision on statutory notice.
Rule 1, revision 35 (B. A. I. Order 360), dated November 16, 1936, effective
December 1, 1936, shall cease to be effective on and after December 1, 1937, on
and after which date this rule 1, revision 36, which for purposes of identifica-
tion is designated as B. A. I. Order 363, shall become and be effective until
The effect of this order is as follows:
In Florida: Charlotte County is released from quarantine; and parts of
Collier, Glades, and Highlands Counties are requarantined.
In Texas: Duval, Harris, Houston, Montgomery, and San Jacinto Counties,
the remainder of Brazoria County, and parts of Cameron, Chambers, Hidalgo,
Liberty, and Nacogdoches Counties are released from quarantine.
The existing quarantine in the Territory of Puerto Rico is continued.
Done in the City of Washington this 16th day of November 1937.
S'S ~Witness my hand and the seal of the Department of Agriculture.
H. A. WALLACE,
Secretary of Agriculture.
FEEDING STATIONS FOR NONINFECTED CATTLE
Properly equipped, noninfectious pens are maintained at the following points within
the (juaraintine area :
Beaumont, Jefferson County : Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Co. pens, and Southern
I'acific Co. pens.
Laredo, Webb County : International & Great Northern Railroad Co. pens.
Orange, Orange County : Southern Pacific Lines pens.
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE; 1938