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assessed, and shall be collected as special improvement taxes in the District of Columbia, and shall be payable in five equal annual installments, with interest at the rate of four per centum per annum from

and after sixty days after the confirmation of the verdict and award. Damage awards de

In all cases of payments the accounting officers shall take into account the assessments for benefits and the award for damages, and shall pay only such part of said award in respect of any lot as may be in excess of the assessment for benefits against the part of such lot not taken, and there shall be credited on said assessment the amount of said award

not in excess of said assessment. Proceedings. That said court may allow amendments in form or substance in any

petition, process, record, or proceeding, or in the description of property proposed to be taken, or of property assessed for benefits wbenever such amendments will not interfere with the substantial rights

of the parties interested. Compensation of ju. Sec. 9. That each juror shall receive as compensation the sum of five

dollars per day for his services during the time he shall be actually

engaged in such services under the provisions hereof. Appropriation SEC. 10. That the sum of three hundred dollars is hereby appropri

for

ated, out of the revenues of the District of Columbia, to proride the necessary funds for the costs and expenses of. the condemnation pro

ceedings taken pursuant hereto. Appeals not to de Sec. 11. That no appeal by any interested party from the decision lay opening of street,

of the supreme court of the District of Columbia confirming the assessment or assessments of benefits or damages herein provided for, nor any other proceeding at law or in equity by such party against the confirmation of such assessment or assessments, shall delay or prevent the payment of award to others in respect to the property condemned,

nor delay or prevent the taking of any of said property sought to be Payment of final de condemned, nor the opening of such street: Provided, however, That

upon the final determination of said appeal or other proceeding at law or in equity the amount found to be due and payable as damages sustained by reason of the extension of said street under the provisions hereof shall be paid as herein before provided.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

expenses.

etc.

etsion.

Code.

Vol. 31, amended.

Benevolent, etc., societies.

March 3, 1906. CHAP. 1445.-An Act To amend section.six hundred and two of an Act entitled (H. R, 16989.)

“An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia," as amended. [Public, No. 178.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbia States of America in Congress assembled, That section six hundred and P: 1284, two of an Act entitled "Än Act to establish a code of law for the Dis

trict of Columbia," approved March third, nineteen hundred and one, as amended by the Acts approved January thirty-first and June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 602. Any existing benevolent, charitable, educational, musical, Reincorporation. literary, scientific, religious, or missionary corporation incorporated

under the provisions of this Act, including societies formed for mutual improvement, may reincorporate or may continue the term of its existence beyond the time specified in its original certificate of incorporation, or by law, or in any certificate of continuance.of corporate existence, or may change its name by the written consent of two-thirds of its trustees or directors or other governing board, which consent in the case of a stock corporation shall be accompanied by the written

consent of the owners of two-thirds of the capital stock of the corporaCertificate of offi- tion. A certificate that such consent or consents have been duly

cers.

given, containing the original name and the new name of the corporation, if the same has been changed, and the term of corporate existence as continued shall be subscribed and acknowledged by the president or vice-president and by the secretary or assistant secretary of such corporation, and shall be filed with such consent or consents in the office of the recorder of deeds, to be recorded by him. Upon the filing of such certificate all the rights, powers, property, and effects of such existing corporation subject to existing liabilities shall vest in and belong to the corporation so reincorporated, continued, or renamed."

Approved, March 3, 1905.

Rights transferred.

Tacoma, Wash., granted lots for public

CHAP. 1446.-An Act Granting certain lands to the city of Tacoma, in the State March 3, 1905. of Washington, for use as a public park.

(H. R. 17019.]

[Public, No. 179.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the title and fee to lots Public lands. one, two, and three of section ten, and lots one, two, and three, and granted lots for public the south half of the southwest quarter of section fourteen, and lots park. one, two, three, four, five, and six, and the east half of the southeast quarter, and the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section fifteen, of township twenty-one north, range two east, Willamette meridian, in the State of Washington, be, and the same are hereby, granted to the city of Tacoma, in the county of Pierce in said State, for its use as a public park; subject, however, to the right of the United States to at any Reversion. and all time and in any manner assume control of, hold, use, and occupy, without license, consent, or leave from said city any or all of said lots for any and all military, naval, or light-house purposes, freed from any conveyances, charges, encumbrances, or liens made, created, permitted, or sanctioned thereon by said city: And provided, That the United States shall not be or become liable for any damages or com- damages. pensation whatever to the city of Tacoma for any future use by the Government of any or all of the above-described land for any of the above-mentioned purposes: And provided further, That if said lands To revert is not used. shall not be used as a public park the same or such parts thereof not so used shall revert to the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

horouded. That the

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Time extended to

ing.

CHAP. 1447.-An Act To extend the time within which actions for the recovery March 3, 1905. of duties paid in Porto Rico may be brought in the Court of Claims under the Act of [H. R. 17102.). April twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and two.

(Public, No. 180.) -Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time witbin which Porto Rican duties. actions may be brought in the Court of Claims for the recovery of Ale claims for refundcustoms duties paid to the military authorities in the island of Porto in Rico upon articles imported from the several States and entered at the several ports of entry in Porto Rico from and including April eleventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, to May first, nineteen hundred, under the Act of April twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and Vol. 82, p. 176. two, chapter six hundred and forty of the laws of the Fifty-seventh Congress, first session, be, and it is hereby, extended until six months from the date of the passage of this Act.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3, 1905. CHAP. 1448.-An Act To define the limits of square eleven hundred and thirty[H. R. 17109.]

- one in the city of Washington, District of Columbia. [Public, No. 181.)

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbia. States of America in Congress assembled, That the surveyor of the Dis

Square 1131, boundaries defined. trict of Columbia is hereby authorized and directed to mark out an

area as hereinafter more fully described, and the said surveyor of the District of Columbia is further directed to record a plat of said area surveyed and to designate it as square numbered eleven hundred and thirty-one of the city of Washington, namely: Bounded on the north side by the south line of H street south, two hundred and six feet; on the east by the west line of Twenty-first street east, prolonged south from the south line of H street south, as said Twenty-first street is now located, two hundred and eighty-five and thirty-three one-hundredths feet; on the south by the north line of I street south, produced from its present location, lying between Virginia avenue and Thirteenth street east, two hundred and six feet; on the west by the east line of Twentieth street east, prolonged south from the south line of H street. south, as said Twentieth street east is now located, two bundred and eighty-five and thirty-three one-hundredths feet, containing fifty-eight thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven and ninety-eight onehundredths square feet.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3, 1905. CHAP. 1449.-An Act Validating certain conveyances of the Northern Pacific [H. R. 17580.).

1.]. Railroad Company and the Northern Pacific Railway Company. (Public, No. 182.)

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Spokane, Wash... States of America in Congress assembled, That all conveyances hereConveyances of Northern Pacific Rail tofore made by the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, or by the rond lands confirmed.

Northern Pacific Railway Company, of lots, one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven in block six, and lots eighteen and nineteen in block five in the first addition to the third addition to railroad addition, in the city of Spokane, State of Washington, are hereby legalized, vali. dated, and confirmed, said lands forming a part of the right of way heretofore granted by Act of Congress to the Northern Pacific Railroad Company.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3, 1906. CHAP. 1450.-An Act To provide for a land district in Wasatch, Vintah, and [H. R. 17934.)

- Carbon counties in the State of Utah, to be known as the Uintah land district, and for [Public, No. 183.) other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Public lands.

States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the
Uintah land district,
Utah, formed. State of Utah included within the present boundaries of Uintah and

Carbon counties, and also within the boundaries of that part of the
Uintah Indian Reservation which lies within the present boundaries of

Wasatch County, is hereby constituted a new land district, to be Office.

called the Vintah land district, and that the land office for said district shall be located at such place within the territory above described as the President of the United States may designate.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

approve plans.

CHAP. 1451.-An Act Authorizing the Louisa and Fort Gay Bridge Company, of March 3, 1906. Louisa, Kentucky, to erect a bridge across the Tug and Levisa forks of the Big

(H. R. 17935.) Sandy River.

(Public, No. 184.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Louisa and Fort Big Sandy River

Louisa and Fort Gay Bridge Company, a corporation organized under the laws of the Gay Bridge comState of Kentucky, its successors or assigns, are hereby autborized or branches. ringer and empowered to erect, establish, maintain, and operate a bridge Louisa, Ky. across the Big Sandy River, or both branches thereof, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near the city of Louisa, Kentucky, which said bridge may be used for general traffic purposes. SEC. 2. That said bridge shall be built and located under and subject appe

ont Secretary of War to to such regulations for the security of navigation as the Secretary of War may prescribe, and to secure that object the said Louisa and Fort Gay Bridge Company shall submit for his examination designs and drawings of the bridge and maps of the location, giving for the space of one-half mile above and one-half mile below the proposed location the topography of the banks of the river, shore lines at low and high water, the direction and strength of the currents, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; and until the said plans and location are approved by him the bridge shall not be commenced or built. SEC. 3. That said bridge shall be kept and managed so as to offer Unobstructed navi

gation. reasonable and proper means for the passage of vessels through or under the same, and any changes in said bridge which the Secretary of War may at any time deem necessary to be made and shall prescribe shall accordingly be made by the said Louisa and Fort Gay Bridge Company, its successor or assigns, to conform to the instruction of the Secretary of War. Sec. 4. That the bridge constructed, maintained, and operated under a

Lawful structure this Act, and according to its limitations, shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known as a post route, and no higher charge shall be made for the transportation over the same and over the approaches therèto of the mails, troops, and munitions of war of the United States than is charged for like services for the general public; and the United States shall have the right of way for postal-tele- riet

Titole Telegraph, etc., graph and telephone purposes over said bridge and approaches; and equal privileges in the use of said bridge and approaches shall be granted to all telegraph and telephone companies; and if said bridge

mpanies and if said bridge Use .by

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railroad shall be constructed as a railroad bridge all railroad companies desiring the use thereof shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of trains and cars over the same and over the approaches thereto, upon payment of a reasonable compensation for such use, and in case of disagreement between the parties in regard to the compensation to be paid or the conditions to be observed, all matters at issue shall be determined by the Secretary of Wai.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of tion. said bridge be not commenced in one year and completed in three years from the date bereof.

Amendment. Sec. 6. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. · Approved, March 3, 1905.

and post route.

Time of construcMarch 8, 1906.

[H. R. 17994.] [Public, No. 186.]

CHAP. 1452.-An Act To ratify and amend an agreement with the Indians residing on the Shoshone or Wind River Indian Reservation in the State of Wyoming and to make appropriations for carrying the same into effect.

Reservation, Wyo.

Lands ceded.

Preamble.

Whereas James McLaughlin, United States Indian inspector, did on the twenty-first day of April, nineteen hundred and four, make and conclude an agreement with the Shoshone and Arapahoe tribes of Indians belonging on the Shoshone or Wind River Reservation in the State of Wyoming, which said agreement is in words and figures as

follows: Agreement with This agreement made and entered into on the twenty-first day of Indians of the Shosho he or Wind River April, nineteen hundred and four, by and between James McLaughlin,

United States Indian Inspector, on the part of the United States, and the Shoshone and Arapahoe tribes of Indians belonging on the Shosbone or Wind River Indian Reservation, in the State of Wyoming, witnesseth:

ARTICLE I. The said Indians belonging on the Shoshone or Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, for the consideration hereinafter named, do hereby cede, grant, and relinquish to the United States, all right, title, and interest which they may have to all the lands embraced within the said reservation, except the lands within and bounded by the following described lines: Beginning in the midchannel of the Big Wind River at a point where said stream crosses the western boundary of the said reservation; thence in a southeasterly direction following the midchannel of the Big Wind River to 'ts conjunction with the Little Wind or Big Popo-Agie River, near the northeast corner of township one south, range four east; thence up the midchannel of the said Big Popo-Agie River in a southwesterly direction to the mouth of the North Fork of the said Big Popo-Agie River; thence up the midchannel of said North Fork of the Big Popo-Agie River to its intersection with the southern boundary of the said reservation, near the southwest corner of section twenty-one, township two south, range one west; thence due west along the said southern boundary of the said reservation to the southwest corner of the same; thence north along the western

boundary of said reservation to the place of beginning: Provided, Allotments to In That any individual Indian, a member of the Shoshone or Arapahoe

tribes, who has, under existing laws or treaty stipulations, selected a tract of land within the portion of said reservation bereby ceded, shall be entitled to have the same allotted and confirmed to him or her, and any Indian who has made or received an allotment of land within the ceded territory shall have the right to surrender such allotment and select other lands within the diminished reserve in lieu thereof at any

time before the lands hereby ceded shall be opened for entry. Disposal of landa. ARTICLE II. In consideration of the lands ceded, granted, relin

quished, and conveyed by Article I of this agreement, the United States stipulates and agrees tu dispose of the same as hereinafter provided under the provisions of the homestead, towo-site, coal, and mineral land laws, or by sale for cash as hereinafter provided at the following prices per acre: All lands entered under the homestead law within two years after the same shall be opened for entry shall be paid for at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents per acre; after the expiration of this period, two years, all lands entered under the homestead law, within three years therefrom, shall be paid for at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre; that all homestead entrymen who shall make entry of the lands herein ceded, within two years after the opening of the same to entry, shall pay one dollar and fifty cents per acre for the land embraced in their entry, and for all of the said lands thereafter entered under the homsetead law, the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre shall be paid; payment in all cases to be made as follows: Fifty cents per acre at the time of making

ans.

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