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United States Department of Agriculture
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
RULE 1, REVISION 35-TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF
SPLENETIC OR TICK FEVER IN CATTLE
(Effective on and after Dec. 1, 1936)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTLTE,
OFFICE 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 the following-named States and Territory, to wit:
Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico.
Now, therefore, I, R. G. Tugwell, Acting 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 35, 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 shall be made only in accordance with the
regulation of the Secretary of Agriculture for the prevention of the spread of
splenetic or tick fever in cattle.
The following areas are quarantined for splenetic or tick fever in cattle:
The following counties and portions of counties are quarantined: Charlotte,
Hendry, Orange, and Osceola; and that portion of Collier County lying north
and east of a line beginning at that point where the Everglades branch of the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad crosses the Collier-Hendry County line, thence
running southeasterly along said railroad to where it crosses the boundary line
dividing township 49 south and township 50 south, thence running east along
said township line to the Broward-Collier County line; 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 southeasterly along the Polk City-
Haines City highway to the northwest corner of the city limits of Hlaines 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,
Chambers, Duval, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Liberty,
Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San
Jacinto, Shelby, Starr, Trinity, Tyler, Webb, and Zapata; that part of Brazoria
County lying east of the Brazos River; that part of Galveston County, which
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joins Cdhambers County, known as Galveston Peninsulav all of Cameron County
except that portion lying north of a boundary line beginning at a point where
the Missouri Pacific Railroad intersects the Willacy County line, thence running
southerly along the said Missouri Pacific Railroad to Combes, thence running
easterly along the county highway to the Arroyo Colorado, and thence running
in a northerly course along the west bank of the Arroyo Colorado to the
Willacy County line; and all that part of Hidalgo County except that portion
lying north and east of a .boundary line beginning at a point where the Missouri
Pacific Railroad intersects the Willacy-Hidalgo County line, thence running
westeiqly along the: Missouri Pacific Railroad to Monte Christo, thence running
along the Monte Christo-La Reforma County highway in a northwesterly direc-
tion to the point where said county highway intersects the Hidalgo-Starr County
line; thence running northerly along the said county line to Brooks County.
This rule 1, revision 35, 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
Rule 1, revision 34 (B. A. I. Order 358), dated November 9, 1935, effective
December 1, 1935, shall cease to be effective on and after December 1, 1936, on
and after which date this rule 1, revision 35, which for purposes of identification
is designated as B. A. I. Order 360, shall become and be effective until otherwise
The effect of this order is as follows:
In Florida: De Soto and Seminole Counties are released from quarantine.
In Louisiana: Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Caldwell, Catahoula, De Soto,
Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Morehouse, Natchitoches,
Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Red River, Sabine, Union, Vernon, West Carroll,
and Winn Parishes, and the remainder of Calcasieu and St. Landry Parishes,
are released from quarantine.
In Texas: Brooks, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Leon, McMullen, Madison, Walker,
and Willacy Counties, and parts of Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, are released
The existing quarantine in the Territory of Puerto Rico is continued.
Done in the city of Washington this 16th day of November 1936.
Witness my hand and the seal of the Department of Agriculture.
R G. Tuow .,
Acting Secretary of Agriculture.
FEEDING STATIONS FOR NONINFECTED CATTLE
Properly equipped, noninfectious pens are maintained at the following points within
the quarantined area:
Beaumont, Jefferson County: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Co. pens, and Southern
Pacific Co. pens.
Conroe, Montgomery County: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Co. pens.
(Englewood) Houston, Harris County: Southern Pacific Railway Co. pens.
Houston, Harris County: Port City Stockyards pens.
Laredo, Webb County: International & Great Northern Railroad Co. pens.
Orange, Orange County: Southern Pacific Lines pens.
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