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Page. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kans. an act to establish a site for the erection of a penitentiary on
the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and for other purposes. June 10, 1890...
380 Collision 8 at sea, sog signals. An act to amend an Act approved August nineteenth, eighteen hun.
dred and ninety, entitled “An Act to adopt regulations for preventivg collisions at sea.
381 Exposition, Omaha, Nebr. An act to authorize and encourage the holding of in transmississippi
and international exposition at the city of Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, in the year
382 Ports of entry and delivery, Florida. An act to provide for subports of entry and delivery in the State of Florida. June 10, 1896....
384 Port of entry, Santa Barbara, Cal. An act to make the city of Santa Barbara, county of Santa Barbara, State of California, a subport of entry. June 10, 1896
384 Cettysburg Park, Pa., roads. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to improve and maintain
the public roads within the limits of the national park at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. June
384 Life-saving station, N. H. or Mass. An act to establish a life-saving station on the coast of New
Hampshire or Massachusetts between the Hampton and the Merrimac rivers. June
385 Condemned cannon, Grand Army posts, Kansas. An act authorizing and directing the Secretary of
the Navy to donate condemned cannon and condemned cannon balls to certain posts of the
385 Condemned cannon, Manistique, Mich. An act authorizing and directing the Secretary of the
Navy to furnish to George F. Fuller Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of Manistique,
385 Right of way, Teras. An act to grant a right of way through the new Fort Bliss Military Reservation to the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad Company. June 10, 1896
386 Eridge, Warrior Rirer. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Warrior River by the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. June 11, 1896.
386 Bridge, Cahaba Rirer. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Cahaba River,
in Bibb County, Alabama, by the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. June 11, 1896... 388 Bridge, Alabama Rirer. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Alabama River by the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. June 11, 1896...
391 Bridge, Allegheny Rirer. An act to authorize the Butler and Pittsburg Railroad Company to construct and maintain a bridge across the Allegheny River. June 11, 1896...
391 Immediate transportation, Erie, Pa. An act to make the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, a port of immediate transportation. June 11, 1896..
393 Appropriations, District of Columbia. An act making appropriations to provide for the expenses
of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and for other purposes. June 11, 1896..
393 Appropriations, sundry civil expense8. An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of
the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninetyseven, and for other purposes. June 11, 1896....
413 Bridge, Saint Louis Rirer. An act to authorize the county of Saint Louis, in the State of Minnesota,
to build or authorize the building of a foot and wagon bridge across the Saint Louis River between Minnesota and Wisconsin, at a point near Fond du Lac, in said State of Minnesota. June 11, 1896...
45. United States courts, Texas. An act to change the time and places for the district and circuit courts of the northern district of Texas. June 11, 1896..
456 Appropriations, deficiencies. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropri
ations for expenses of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and ninety-six. June 11, 1896..
457 Postal serrice, postmasters' lo88e8. An act to amend section one of “An Act to amend an Act entitled
'An Act authorizing the Postmaster-General to adjust certain claims of postmasters for loss by burglary, fire or other unavoidable casualty,'' approved May ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight. June 11, 1896....
Monthly Summary, statistics. · Joint resolution providing for the printing of the Monthly Summary
Statement of Imports and Exports of the Bureau of Statistics, Treasury Department.
December 18, 1895.. December salaries, 1895, Congressional employees. Joint resolution to pay the officers and employees
of the Senate and House of Representatives their respective salaries for the month of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, on the twentieth day of said montlı. Decem
ber 20, 1895.. Scranton and Williamsport, Pa., public buildings. Joint resolution granting the State of Pennsyl
vania permission to use the United States court-house at Scranton, Pennsylvania, and at
Williamsport, Pennsylvania. December 23, 1895... Engraring and Printing Burean appropriation. Joint resolution ratifying the use of the appropri
ation for materials and Miscellaneous Expenses for the Bureau of Engraving and Priuting for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and ninety-six for the purchase of articles provided for in the appropriation for the miscellaneous expenses of the Treasury Department, and authorizing the continued use of the same for the remaining portion of the fiscal year eighteen
hundred and ninety-six. December 27, 1895... “Katahdin.” Joint resolution authorizing and directing the acceptance of the ram Katahdin,
thereby making said ram a part of the United States Navy. January 4, 1896..
Page. Utah, property. Joint resolution to transfer certain offices of the United States in the Territory of Utah to the officers of the State of Utah. January 4, 1896..
461 Smithsonian Institution, regent. Joint resolution for filling vacancy on Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution. January 14, 1896...
461 Public building, Mankato, Minn. Joint resolution concerning the completion of the United States Court-House and Post-office building at Mankato, Minnesota. January 17, 1896..
461 District of Columbia, assessments. Joint resolution to extend the time for making an assessment of real estate in the District of Columbia. January 21, 1896.
461 Public building, Chicago, Ill., architect. Joint resolution authorizing the employmeut of a skilled
architect to assist the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department in preparing the designs, plans, specifications, and other drawings for the public building at Chicago, Illinois. January 28, 1896.
462 Naval Records of the Rebellion. Joint resolution authorizing the distribution of copies of the Offi
cial Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in Congressional Districts where distri-
462 Public building, Bloomington, Ill. Joint resolution concerning the erection and completion (except
heating apparatus) of the United States Post-Office Building at Bloomington, Illinois. February 5, 1896.
463 Nary-yard, Washington, D. C. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to use a
portion of the appropriation for new iron roof for foundry at navy-yard, Washington, District of Columbia, in the Act entitled “An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and for other purposes,” for repairs to the walls of said foundry. February 7, 1896..
463 Department of State, Documents. Joint resolution to supply the Department of State with documents. February 7, 1896
463 White Lot and Monument Grounds, D. C. Joint resolution granting use of White Lot and Monu
ment Grounds to “ The Committee of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-six.” February 13,
464 Alaska boundary. Joint resolution making an appropriation to defray the joint expense of locat
ing the boundary line between the Territory of Alaska and the British North American
464 Biscayne Bay, Fla. Joint resolution providing for certain surveys in the State of Florida. February 26, 1896.
464 Geological Survey publications. Joint resolution extending the provisions of section seventy-nine
of “An Act providing for the public printing and binding and the distribution of public documents," approved January twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, so as to include monographs, bulletins, and reports of the Geological Survey published in eighteen hundred and ninety-four and succeeding years. February 26, 1896..
465 Manitowoc Harbor, Wis. Joint resolution calling upon the Secretary of War for certain informa
tion in relation to the harbor at Manitowoc, in the State of Wisconsin. March 2, 1896.... 465 Newtown Creek, N. Y. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to submit estimates for work upon Newtown Creek, New York. March 11, 1896.
465 Life-Saring Service, reports. Joint resolution to print the Annual Report of the General Superintendent of the Life-Saving Service. March 13, 1896..
466 World's Fair medals and diplomas. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to
distribute the medals and diplomas awarded by the World's Columbian Commission to the exhibitors entitled thereto. March 13, 1896 ..
466 Jefferson City, Mo., public building. Joint resolution granting the county of Cole, Missouri, per
mission to use certain rooms in the United States building at Jefferson City, Missouri.
466 Conneaut Harbor, Ohio. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to submit a plan and
estimate for the further improvement of Conneaut Harbor, in the State of Ohio. March
467 Seed (istribution, 1.partment of Igriculture. Joint resolution authorizing and directing the Secre
tary of Agriculture to purchase and distribute seeds, bulbs, and so forth, as has been done
467 Regimental flag, New Hampshire. Joint resolution for the return to the State of New Hampshire
of the flag of the Eleventh Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. March 16,
467 Mobile Harbor, Ala. Joint resolution authorizing the National Dredging Company to proceed
with the work of dredging the channel of Mobile Harbor, under the direction of the Secre-
467 Census. Joint resolution relating to the Federal census. March 19, 1896
468 Congressional Record. Joint resolution directing the Public Printer to supply the Senate and
House Libraries each with tеn additional copies of the Congressional Record. March 19,
468 Navy, reappointing cadets. Joint resolution for the relief of ex-Naval Cadets John P. J. Ryan, John R. Morris, and Chester Wells. March 20, 1896 ..
468 Marquette Harbor, Mich. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to make a survey and submit an estimate for a breakwater in Marquette Bay. March 20, 1896
469 Cleveland Harbor, Ohio. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to submit estimates for necessary repairs at Cleveland Harbor. March 23, 1896
469 Norfolk Harbor, Fa. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to furnish an estimate for
deepening the channel from Hampton Roads to the navy-yard at Norfolk, Virginia, and
169 Fairport Harbor, Ohio. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to submit plans and estimates for the improvement of Fairport Harbor. March 24, 1896 ...
Library of Congress. Joint resolution authorizing and directing Bernard R. Green to exercise the
duties and powers heretofore conferred upon the late General Thomas L. Casey in relation
to the construction and completion of the Library of Congress. April 2, 1896 Columbia River, Oreg., Cascades canal. Joint resolution authorizing the immediate use of a por
tion of the unexpended balance of appropriations heretofore made for construction of canal and locks at the Cascades of the Columbia River in construction of protecting walls neces
sary to the opening of said canal and locks to navigation. April 6, 1896.. Providence Harbor, R. I. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to submit estimates of
cost of further improvement of Providence River and Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.
April 6, 1896.. Income-iax returns. Joint resolution providing for iminediate destruction of income-tax returns,
and so forth. April 6, 1896.. Portland Harbor, Me. Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of War to prepare and submit
estimates for the improvement of the barbor at Portland, Maine. April 10, 1896.. Puget Sound waterway. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to transmit to Congress
a report on survey of the waterway connecting the waters of Puget Sound, at Salmon Bay, with Lakes Union and Washington, and to submit an estimate of the cost of constructing
said waterway. April 18, 1896.. Missouri Rirer, improvement. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to submit a plan
and estimate for the improvement of the Nebraska side of the Missouri River, opposite
Sioux City, Iowa. April 18, 1896...
of the Superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in quarto form and
to bind it in one volume. April 20, 1896... Volunteer Soldiers' Home, managers. Joint resolution to appoint four members of the Board of
Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. April 21, 1896. Erie Harbor, Pa. Joint resolution relative to the improvement of the harbor of Erie, Pennsyl
vania. April 24, 1896.. Fort Monroe, Va., sewerage. Joint resolution to amend the Act approved August tirst, eighteen
hundred and ninety-four, making appropriations for fortifications and other works of
defense, and so forth. April 24, 1896. Messages of the Presidents, etc. Joint resolution to provide for the proper distribution of the
publication entitled “Messages and Papers of the Presidents.” April 30, 1896.. Medals of honor, Army. Joint resolution relative to the medal of honor authorized by the acts
of July twelfth, eighteen huudred and sixty-two, and March third, eighteen hundred and
sixty-three. May 2, 1896 Condemned cannon, Oakland, Cal. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to
donate to the Mountain View Cemetery Association, at Oakland, California, certain can
non, and so forth. May 18, 1896..
Centennial Exposition, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, in eighteen hundred and ninety-
of duty, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. May 18, 1896.... Condemned cannon, Saint Johnsbury, Vt. Joint resolution anthorizing the Secretary of the Navy
to deliver condemned cannon to Chamberlain Post, Grand Army of the Republic, to be
posted by the soldiers' monument at Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. May 21, 1896.. Harrisonburg, Va., public building. Joint resolution granting permission to the circuit and
county courts in Rockingham County, Virginia, to occupy the Federal court room in Har
risonburg, Virginia. May 28, 1896.. Tents, Saint Louis tornado sufferers. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to lend
to the mayors of the cities of East Saint Louis, Illinois, and Saint Louis, Missouri, and
viciuity, a number of tents. May 28, 1896.... Fur-seal inrestigation. Joint resolution to authorize a scientific investigation of the fur-seal
fisheries. June 8, 1896.... June, 1896, salaries, Congressional employees. Joint resolution to pay the officers and employees
of the Senate and House of Representatives on the day following adjournment. June 9,
1896... Detroit, Mich., public building. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to
place a bronze tablet or inscription on the Government building now being erected in
Detroit, Michigan. June 10, 1896....
twenty-six and fifteen hundred and seventy-three of the Revised Statutes to all enlisted persons in the Navy. June 11, 1896.....
PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS
Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the
District of Columbia, on Monday, the second day of December, 1895, and was adjourned without day on Thursday, the eleventh day of June, 1896.
GROVER CLEVELAND, President; ADLAI E. STEVENSON, Vice-President, and Presi dent of the Senate; ISHAM G. HARRIS, President of the Senate, pro tempore; on the seventh day of February, 1896, WILLIAM P. FRYE was elected President of the Sen. ate, pro tempore; THOMAS B. REED was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on the second day of December, 1895,
December 21, 1895.
CHAP. 1.-An Act Making an appropriation for the expensos of a commission to investigate and report on the true divisional line between the Republic of Venezuela and British Guiana.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Venezuela-British States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one hundred
Guiana boundary. thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the Appropriation
commission to report same is hereby appropriated, for the expenses of a commission to be appointed by the President to investigate and report upon the true Post, p. 438. divisional line between the Republic of Venezuela and British Guiana.
Approved, December 21, 1895.
December 27, 1895.
CHAP. 2.-An Act To amend section twenty-six hundred and one of the Revised Statutes relative to Ports of Entry.
Indiana and Illinois customs district.
R. S., sec. 2001, p. 514, amended.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section twenty-six hundred and one, Revised Statutes, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:
Section 2601. There shall be in the States of Indiana and Illinois one Collection District as follows:
The District of Chicago; to comprise the State of Illinois, and the Chicago district. waters and shores of Lake Michigan, within the State of Indiana; in which Chicago shall be the port of entry, and Waukegan and Michigan City ports of delivery: Provided, That all present ports of delivery in
Transfer of ports of the State of Illinois now a part of the New Orleans District, shall be
delivery, New Orleans ports of delivery in the new District of Illinois and shall have all priv. district.
R. S., sec. 2568, p. ileges which they liave under existing law: Provided further, That 508, amended. nothing in this Act shall be construed to repeal the provisions of the Act approved August seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, which embraces East Saint Louis, Illinois, within the limits of the port of
Vol. 22, p. 349. Saint Louis, Missouri. Approved, December 27, 1895.
East St. Louis.
January 4, 1896.
CHAP. 3.-An Act Fixing the times for holding the Circuit and District Courts of the Northern District of Iowa, and of the Southern District of Iowa.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Iowa judicial dis- States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter terms of the K.S.
, secs. 572, 658, Circuit and District Courts of the United States shall be held in the pp. 99, 120.
several divisions of the Northern district of Iowa, as follows: Vol. 27, p. 1. Terms, northern dis. In the Cedar Rapids division at Cedar Rapids, on the first Tuesday trict.
in April, and the second Tuesday in September.
In the Eastern division at Dubuque, on the fourth Tuesday in April, and the first Tuesday in December.
In the Western divisiou at Sioux City, on the fourth Tuesday in May, and the first Tuesday in October.
In the Central division at Fort Dodge, on the second Tuesday in June,
and the second Tuesday in November. Terms, southern dis. Section ?. That hereafter terms of the Circuit and District Courts of
the United States shall be held in the several divisions in the Southern district of Iowa, as follows:
In the Western division at Council Bluffs, on the second Tuesday in March, and the third Tuesday in September.
In the Eastern division at Keokuk, on the second Tuesday in April, and the Third Tuesday in October.
In the Central division at Des Moines, on the second Tuesday in May,
and the third Tuesday in November. ing actions. Section 3. That no action, suit, proceeding, information, indictment,
recoguizance, bail-bond, or other process, in any of said Courts, shall abate or be rendered invalid by reason of the change of time in the holding of the terms of said Courts, but the same shall be deemed to be returnable to, and pending and triable at, the terms provided for in this Act.
Approved, January 4, 1896.
January 6, 1896. CHAP. 4.-An Act To make Palm Beach, Florida, a subport of entry and
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Palm Beach, Fla. States of America in Congress assembled, That Palm Beach, in the State made subport of entry and delivery. of Florida, shall be and is hereby made a subport of entry and delivery,
and a customs officer, or such officers, shall be stationed at said subport with authority to enter and clear vessels, receive duties, fees and other moneys, and perform such other services and receive such compensation as in the judgment of the Secretary of the Treasury the exigencies of commerce may require.
Approved, January 6, 1896.
January 21, 1896.
CHAP. 5.-An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act to provide a permanent system of highways in that part of the District of Columbia lying outside of cities,” approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-three.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbia. States of America in Congress assembled, That section seventeen of the of highways. Act approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, entiVol. 27, p. 537.
tled "An Act to provide a permanent system of highways in that part of the District of Columbia lying outside of cities,” be, and the same is
hereby, amended so as to read as follows: Court of appeals to SEC. 17. That said court in special term may certify to the court of decidedawc.questions, appeals of the District of Columbia for decision there, in the first
instance, any question of law that shall arise during any proceedings in said court in special term under this Act. Any party aggrieved by the final order or decree of said court in special term fixing the amount