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Stoddard, Butler, Ripley, Carter, Oregon, Shannon, Reynolds, Wayne, Madison, Bollinger, and Perry, and said counties be, and the same are hereby, transferred to said southeastern division of said eastern district of Missouri; but no additional clerk or marshal shall be appointed in or for said division of said district.
Sec. 2. That terms of the circuit and district courts of the said south- Terms at Cape Gi. eastern division judicial district of Missouri shall be held in the city of Cape Girardeau, in said State, on the second Monday in April and October of each year, after this Act goes into effect.
Sec. 3. That the clerks of the district and circuit courts for the Existing judicial eastern district of Missouri and the marshal and attorney of the United States for said district shall perform the duties appertaining to their offices, respectively, for said courts of said southeastern division judicial district, and the clerk's office of said courts shall be at Saint Louis, where all records of said courts may be kept and all duties performed, except when court is in session at Cape Girardeau; but should the Deputy clerk at Cape business of said courts hereafter warrant a deputy clerk at Cape Girardeau, in the judgment of the district judge, then new books and records may be opened for the courts herein created and kept at Cape Girardeau, and a deputy clerk appointed to reside and keep his office at Cape Girardeau.
Sec. 4. That all suits not of a local nature in said circuit and dis- Suits against one or trict courts against a single defendant, inhabitant of said State, must be brought in the division of the district where he resides; but if there are two or more defendants residing in different divisions of the district such suits may be brought in either division.
Sec. 5. That all prosecutions for crimes or offenses hereafter committed in either of the divisions of said district shall be cognizable within the division in which the said crimes are committed, and all prosecutions for crimes or offenses heretofore committed in the eastern district of Missouri, as heretofore constituted, shall be commenced and proceeded with as if this Act had not been passed.
Sec. 6. That all grand and petit jurors summoned for service in each division shall be residents of such division. All mesne and final process, subject to the provisions hereinbefore contained, issued in either of said divisions, may be served and executed in either or any of the divisions.
Sec. 7. That in all cases of removal of suits from courts of the State of Missouri to the courts of the United States in the eastern district of Missouri such removal shall be to the United States courts in the division in which the county is situated from which the removal is made, and the time within which the removal sball be perfected, in so far as it refers to or is regulated by the terms of the United States courts, shall be deemed to refer to the terms of the United States courts held in said southeastern division judicial district.
Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from and after the thirty-first Effect. day of July, anno Domini nineteen hundred and five, and all Acts or parts of Acts so far as inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed: Provided, however, That suitable rooms and accommodations are furnished for the holding of said court at said place free of expense to the Government of the United States.
Approved, January 31, 1905.
Removal of suits.
Control of, transferred
February 1, 1905. CHAP. 288.--An Act Providing for the transfer of forest reserves from the De(H. R. 8460.)
partment of the Interior to the Department of Agriculture. [Public, No. 34.]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Agricultural Department of Agriculture shall, from and after the passage of this Department.
Act, execute or cause to be executed all laws affecting public lands Vol. 26, p. 1103. heretofore or hereafter reserved under the provisions of section
twenty-four of the Act entitled "An Act to repeal the timber-culture
laws, and for other purposes," approved March tbird, eighteen hundred Vol. 30, p. 36. and ninety-one, and Acts supplemental to and amendatory thereof, Exceptions. after such lands have been so reserved, excepting such laws as affect
the surveying, prospecting, locating, appropriating, entering, relin
quishing, reconveying, certifying, or patenting of any of such lands. Export of pulp SEC. 2. That pulp wood or wood pulp manufactured from timber in wood, etc., from Alaska permitted.
the district of Alaska may be exported therefrom. Selection of super- SEC. 3. That forest supervisors and rangers shall be selected, when visors and rangers.
practicable, from qualified citizens of the States or Territories in which
the said reserves, respectively, are situated. Water rights granted for mining, etc.,
SEC. 4. That rights of way for the construction and maintenance of purposes.
dams, reservoirs, water plants, ditches, flumes, pipes, tunnels, and canals, within and across the forest reserves of the United States, are bereby granted to citizens and corporations of the United States for
municipal or mining purposes, and for the purposes of the milling and Regulations,
reduction of ores, during the period of their beneficial use, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and subject to the laws of the State or Territory in which said
reserves are respectively situated. Use of funds re
Sec. 5. That all money received from the sale of any products or the ceived from sale of products, etc. use of any land or resources of said forest reserves shall be covered
into the Treasury of the United States and for a period of five years from the passage of this Act shall constitute a special fund available, until expended, as the Secretary of Agriculture may direct, for the protection, administration, improvement, and extension of Federal forest reserves.
Approved, February 1, 1905.
February 1, 1905.
CHAP. 289.-An Act To change the name of a portion of Thirteen-and-a-half (H. R. 15477.]
street to Linworth place. (Public, No. 35.]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbia: States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the and-a-half street to be passage of this Act the minor street lying between B and D streets place.
and Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, southwest, in the city of Washington, District of Columbia, and known as Thirteen-and-a-half street, shall be known and designated as Linworth place.
Approved, February 1, 1905.
February 1, 1905.
CHAP. 290.–An Act To authorize certain changes in the permanent system of (H. R. 16450.)
highways, District of Columbia. (Public, No. 36.)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbien States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioners of in permanent system the District of Columbia are hereby authorized to prepare a new highof highways.
way plan for that portion of the District of Columbia lying north of the Sheriff road and southeast of the right of way of the Alexandria branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and extending to
Vol. 30, p. 519.
the District line, under the provisions contained in the Act of Congress Vol. 27, p. 582. approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, entitled "An Act to provide a permanent system of highways in that part of the District of Columbia lying outside of cities,” and an amendment to said Act, approved June twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight; that upon the completion and recording of said new highway plan it shall take the place of and stand for any previous plan for said portion of the District of Columbia. Approved, February 1, 1905.
CHAP. 291.-An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the con- February 1, 1905. struction of a bridge across the Tennessee River in Marion County, Tennessee,'
(H. R. 16570.] approved May twentieth, nineteen ndred and two.
(Public, No. 37.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an Act entitled “ An Act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Tennessee bridging, in Marion River in Marion County, Tennessee," approved May, twentieth, nine, Memphis - Chattanoo teen hundred and two, be, and the same is hereby, revived and declared ga Railway to be in full force and effect, and that section seven of said Act is amended. bereby amended so as to read as follows:
**Sec. 7. That this Act shall be null and void unless the bridge toime of construcherein authorized shall be commenced within one year and completed within three years from the first day of January, nineteen hundred and five."
Approved, February 1, 1905.
CHAP. 293.-An Act Making Norwalk, Connecticut, a subport of entry.
February 2, 1905.
(H. R. 16790.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Public, No. 38.] States of America in Congress assembled, That Norwalk, in the State of Connecticut, be, and is hereby, constituted a subport of entry in the made a subport of en
., customs collection district of Fairfield, Connecticut.
R.S., sec. 2533, p. 498, Approved, February 2, 1905.
CHAP. 296.- An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge across Red River February 3, 1905. at Shreveport, Louisiana..
(H. R. 17333.)
(Public, No. 39.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Shreveport, Inteveport, Id., situated in the parish of Caddo, State of Louisiana, a municipal cor- may bridge. poration duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Louisiana, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct and maintain a traffic bridge and approaches thereto across the Red River, extending from such a point in the said city of Shreveport Location. to such a point in the parish of Bossier as may be selected by said city of Shreveport and approved by the Secretary of War. Said bridge Wagon and foot shall be constructed to provide for the passage of vehicles, foot passengers, stock, and such other lawful traffic as may be desired, at such legal rates of toll as may be fixed by said city and approved by the Secretary of War.
Sec. 2. That said bridge built under this Act, and subject to its lim- and post route. itations, sball be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known 23 a post route, upon which also no bigher charge shall be made for
Proriso. Existing laws not affected.
the transmission over the same of the mails, the troops and munition of war of the United States than the rate paid for the transmission
over the public highways leading to the said bridge, and shall enjov Telegraph, etc, the rights and privileges of other post-roads in the United States; and
equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted to all telegraph and telephone companies; and the United States shall have the
right of way across said bridge and its approaches for postal-telegraph Unobstructed navi- purposes: Provided, That the bridge herein authorized to be con
structed shall be so kept and managed by the said city or corporatior owning or operating it as to afford proper ways and means for the passage through or under it of vessels, barges, or rafts at all times. both by day and by night; and if said bridge be constructed as a draw
bridge, the draw shall be opened promptly upon reasonable signal for Lights, etc.
the passage of boats; and upon whatever kind of bridge is built there shall be displayed from sunset to sunrise, at the expense of said corporation, such lights and signals as the Light-House Board shall prescribe.
Sec. 3. That if said bridge, erected and maintained under the authority of this Act, shall at any time substantially or materially obstruct the free navigation of said river, or shall, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, obstruct such navigation, he is hereby authorized to cause such change or alteration of said bridge to be made as will effectually obviate such obstruction; and such alteration shall be made and all such obstructions be removed at the expense of the owners or operators of said bridge; and in case of any litigation arising from the obstruction or alleged obstruction to the free navigation of said river, the case may be brought in the district court of the United States for the western district of Louisiana: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to repeal or modify any of the provisions of law now existing in reference to the protection of
the navigation of rivers, or to exempt said bridge from the operation approve plans, etc.
SEC. 4. That the bridge authorized to be constructed under this Act shall be built and located under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe, and to secure that. object the said municipal corporation shall submit to the Secretary of War, for bis examination and
approval. a design and drawing of said bridge and a map of the location, prepared with reference to known datum plane upon prescribed scales furnished by the engineer officer having supervision of said river, and giving, for the space of two miles above and two miles below the proposed location of the bridge, the topography of the banks of the river, with shore lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the currents at all stages, and the soundings accurately showing the bed of the stream, the location of any other bridge or bridges, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject. And until said plans and location of the bridge are approved by the Secretary of War the bridge shall not be built; and should any change be made in the plan of the said bridge during the process of construction, or after completion, such change shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.
Sec. 5. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within one year and completed within three years from the date of the approval hereof.
SEC. 6. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal th s Act is hereby expressly reserved.
Approved, February 3, 1905.
of same. Secretary of War to
Time of construction.
CHAP. 297.-An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and February 3, 1905. judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nine
(H. R. 15895.) teen hundred and six, and for other purposes.
(Public, No. 40.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, tive, and judiciales and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treas- penses appropriations. ury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:
Secretary of the Sen. ate, clerks, etc.
For compensation of Senators, four hundred and fifty thousand dol- Pay of Senators. lars.
For mileage of Senators, forty-five thousand dollars. For compensation of the officers, clerks, messengers, and others in compensation of the service of the Senate, namely: OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT: For Secretary to the Vice-Presi
Vice-President's dent, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; messenger, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; telegraph operator, one thousand five hundred dollars; telegraph page, six hundred dollars; in all, five thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars. CHAPLAIN: For Chaplain of the Senate, one thousand dollars.
Chaplain. OFFICE OF SECRETARY: For Secretary of the Senate, including compensation as disbursing officer of the contingent fund of the Senate, five thousand dollars, and for compensation as disbursing officer of salaries of Senators, three hundred and ninety-six dollars; hire of horse and wagon for the Secretary's office, seven hundred dollars; chief clerk, three thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; financial clerk, three thousand dollars, and seven hundred and fifty dollars additional wbile the office is held by the present incumbent; minute and journal clerk, three thousand dollars; principal clerk, and enrolling clerk, at two thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars each; reading clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars; assistant financial clerk, two thousand four hundred dollars; librarian, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars, and two hundred and eighty dollars additional while the office is held by the present incumbent; assistant librarian, one thousand eight hundred dollars; messenger, acting as assistant librarian, one thousand six hundred dollars; six clerks at two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars each; five clerks, at two thousand one hundred dollars each; clerk, one thousand eight hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand six bundred dollars; keeper of stationery, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; assistant keeper of stationery, one thousand eight hundred dollars; assistant in stationery room, one thousand dollars; messenger, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; assistant messenger, one thousand two hundred dollars; six laborers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; in all, seventy-one thousand five hundred and ninety-six dollars. DOCUMENT ROOM: For superintendent of the document room (Amzi
Superintendent, etc. Smith), three thousand dollars; first assistant in document room, two thousand dollars; two assistants in document room, at one thousand four hundred and forty dollars each; clerk to superintendent of document room, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; skilled laborer, one thousand dollars; in all, ten thousand three hundred and twenty dollars.
CLERKS AND MESSENGERS TO COMMITTEES: For clerk of printing gersetos-Sommitteese records, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; clerk to the