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Adams, George N. Acker, W. Holland Wilmer, Henry D. Fry, J. Ford Thompson, and Thomas E. McArdle, their associates and successors, physicians, be, and they are hereby, made a corporation by the name of Post Graduate School of Medicine of the District of Columbia, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions set forth in this Act.

SEC. 2. That the said corporation may hold real and personal estate Property limit. to the amount of two hundred thousand dollars.

SEC. 3. That the said Post Graduate School of Medicine is hereby Powers granted empowered, from time to time, to make such by-laws, rules, and regulations as they may find necessary, and do and perform such other things as may be requisite for carrying this Act into effect, and which may not be repugnant to the Constitution and laws of the United States. SEC. 4. That the said Post Graduate School of Medicine of the Dis

Privileges, etc. trict of Columbia is hereby endowed with all the rights, privileges, and immunities that appertain to other medical schools of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 5. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repeal. visions of this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved, February 7, 1896.

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CHAP. 11.-An Act To provide American registers for the barks Minde and February 7, 1896. Johan Ludwig.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of Navi

han Ludwig." gation is hereby authorized and directed to cause the foreign-built barks American registers Minde and Johan Ludwig, of the State of Florida, to be registered as granted. vessels of the United States, the Minde to be registered under the name of * Three Brothers,” the vessels being owned, respectively, by Albert

changed to F. Dewey, of Punta Gorda, Florida, a citizen of the United States, and Brothers." the Gulf Transit Company, of Florida, incorporated under the laws of that State.

Approved, February 7, 1896.

Name of "Minde"

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February 7, 1896.

CHAP. 12.-An Act To prohibit prize-fighting and pugilism and fights between men and animals and to provide penalties therefor, in the Territories and District of Columbia.

Punishment.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person who, in any Prize fighting, etc.

Prohibited in Terriof the Territories or the District of Columbia, shall voluntarily engage tories and District of in a pugilistic encounter between man and man or a fight between a Columbia. mau and a bull or any other animal, for money or for other thing of value, or for any championship, or upon the result of which any money or any thing of value is bet or wagered, or to see which any admission fee is charged, either directly or indirectly, shall be deemed guilty of a feiony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years.

SEC. 2. By the term “pugilistic encounter," as used in this bill, is Definition of" pugil. meant any voluntary fight by blows by means of fists or otherwise, whether with or without gloves, between two or more men, for money or for a prize of any character, or for any other thing of value, or for any championship, or upon the result of which any money or any thing of value is bet or wagered, or to see which any admission fee is charged, either directly or indirectly.

Approved, February 7, 1896.

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February 8, 1896. CHAP. 14.-An Act To extend the jurisdiction of the United States circuit court

of appeals, eighth circuit over certain suits now pending therein on appeal and writ of error from the United States court in the Indian Territory.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United United States courts. States of America in Congress assembled, That the jurisdiction of the Indian Territory United States circuit court of appeals for the eighth judicial circuit be, circuit court of ap- and is hereby, extended to all suits at law or equity now pending therein peals.

upon writ of error to or appeal from the United States court in the Indian Territory in all cases wherein such writ of error or appeal would have vested jurisdiction in said circuit court of appeals but for the Act

of Congress approved March first, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, Vol. 28, p. 693.

entitled “An Act to provide for the appointment of additional judges of the United States court in the Indian Territory, and for other purposes."

Approved, February 8, 1896.

Purchases from com

February 12, 1896. CHAP. 18.-An Act To amend section four of an Act to provide for the adjust

ment of land grants made by Congress to aid in the construction of railroads and for tbe forfeiture of unearned lands, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Land grants to rail. States of America in Congress assembled, That section four of an Act Vol. 24, p. 557. entitled “An Act to provide for the adjustment of land grants made by

Congress to aid in the construction of railroads and for the forfeiture of panies.

unearned lands, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen

hundred and eighty-seven, be, and the same is hereby, amended by Proviso.

adding thereto the following proviso: Prorided further, That where the Government the such purchasers, their heirs or assigns, have paid only a portion of the

purchase price to the company, which is less than the Government price of similar lands, they shall be required, before the delivery of patent for their lands, to pay to the Government a sum equal to the difference between the portion of the purchase price so paid and the Government price, and in such case the amount demanded from the company shall be the amount paid to it by such purchaser.”

Approved, February 12, 1896.

Purchasers to pay

balance due.

February 13, 1896. CHAP. 19.-An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the Kansas

City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad Company to construct and operate a railroad, telegraph, and telephone line through the Indian Territory, and for other purposes, approved February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-three.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Right of war. Kan: States of America in Congress assembled, That the first section of an Act

Pittsburg ana Gtr Pitailroas entitled “An Act to authorize the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Company, through In- Railroad Company to construct and operate a railroad, telegraph, and

. Vol. 27, p. 487. telephone line through the Indian Territory, and for other purposes,"

approved February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, be, and the same is hereby, amended by inserting immediately after the

word “Texas” in said section the following words, to wit: "With the Branch roads and right to locate, construct, operate, and maintain a branch railroad,

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telegraph, and telephone line from some point on the main line of said railroad in the Indian Territory, south of the Arkansas River and north of the town of Poteau, by the most feasible and practicable route, to the city of Fort Smith, in the State of Arkansas, and with the right to build in the line of said branch railroad a bridge across the Poteau River, whose plan of construction shall be first approved by the Secretary of War," and with the right to locate, coustruct, maintain, and operate a spur of its railroad from a point on said branch about four miles northeast of Scullyville, by the most practicable route to a point

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on the western line of the State of Arkansas about ten miles south of Fort Smith; and with the right to build in the line of said spur a bridge over the Poteau River, whose plan of construction shall first be approved by the Secretary of War, so that said first section when so amended shall read as follows: " That the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad Company, a Location of right of

way. corporation created under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Missouri, be, and the same is hereby, invested and empowered with the right of locating, constructing, operating, using, and maintaining a railroad, telegraph, and telephone line through the Indian Territory, beginning at a point on the south line of Cherokee County near the town of Galena, in the State of Kansas, and running thence in a southerly direction through the Indian Territory, or through the State of Arkansas and the Indian Territory, by the most feasible and practicable route, to a point on the Red River near the town of Clarksville, in the State of Texas, with the right to locate, construct, operate, and maintain a branch railroad, telegraph, and telephone line from some point on the main line of said railroad in the Indian Territory, south of the Arkansas River and north of the town of Poteau, by the most feasible and practicable route, to the city of Fort Smith, in the State of Arkansas, and with the right to build in the line of said branch railroad a bridge across the Poteau River, whose plan of construction shall be first approved by the Secretary of War, and with the right to locate, construct, maintain, and operate a spur of its railroad from a point on said branch about four miles northeast of Scully ville, by the most practicable route to a point on the western line of the State of Arkansas about ten miles south of Fort Smith; and with the right to build in the line of said spur a bridge over the Poteau River, whose plan of construction shall first be approved by the Secretary of War, and with the right to construct, use, and maintain such tracks, turn-outs, sidings, and extensions as said company may deem its interest to construct along and upon the right of way and depot grounds herein provided for."

Approved, February 13, 1896.

River.

CHAP. 20.-An Act To amend chapter seventy-six, laws of eighteen hundred and February 15, 1896. ninety-three.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section four of the Act Saint Lawrence approved February ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, author

Time extended for izing the Saint Lawrence Railway Company, of the State of New York, bridging

Vol. 27, p. 439. to build and maintain a bridge across the Saint Lawrence River at some point in Saint Lawrence County, State of New York, be, and is hereby, amended by extending the time for the completion of said bridge to February ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight.

Approved, February 15, 1896.

CHAP. 21.-An Act To extend the time for the completion of the incline railway February 15, 1896. on West Mountain, Hot Springs Reservation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for the comple- Hot Springs, Ark. tion of an incline railway upon the West Mountain of the Hot Springs completing inoline

Time extended for Reservation, as provided by Act of Congress approved December railway

Vol. 28, p. 21.
twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, is hereby extended for
the term of three years from and after the passage of this Act.

SEC. 2. That said Act is hereby continued in full force and effect.
Approved, February 15, 1896.

February 18, 1896. CHAP. 22.-An Act To. amend section thirteen hundred and nine, Revised Stat

utes, providing a chaplain for the Military Academy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United Military Academy. States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of section thirteen A chaplain and professor hundred and nine of the Revised Statutes of the United States as prorepealed.

vides for the appointment at the United States Military Academy at Ballended 1309, P. West Point of one chaplain, who shall also be professor of history, 225, .

geography, and ethics, and one assistant professor of the same," is

hereby repealed, Provided, That the duties of Chaplain at the Military Chaplain to be appointed.

Academy shall hereafter be performed by a clergyman to be appointed Term, pay, etc.

by the President for a term of four years, and the said chaplain shall be eligible for re-appointment for an additional term or terms and shall, while so serving, receive the same pay and allowances as are now allowed to a captain mounted.

Approved, February 18, 1896.

Proviso.

February 20, 1896.

CHAP. 23.-An Act To incorporate The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United The National Society, States of America in Congress assembled, That Mary Park Foster (Mrs. the American Revolu: John W. Foster), of Indiana; Mary Virginia Ellet Cabell (Mrs. William tion incorporated. D. Cabell), of Virginia; Helen Mason Boynton (Mrs. Henry V. Boyn. Incorporators.

ton), of Ohio; Henrietta Greely (Mrs. A. W. Greely), of Washington, District of Columbia; Lelie Dent Saint Clair (Mrs. F. O. Saint Clair), of Maryland; Regina M. Knott (Mrs. A. Leo Knott), of Maryland; Sara Agnes Rice Pryor (Mrs. Roger A. Pryor), of New York; Sarah Ford Judd Goode (Mrs. G. Brown Goode), of Washington, District of Columbia; Mary Desha, of Kentucky; Sue Virginia Field (Mrs. Stephen J. Field), of California; Sallie Kennedy Alexander (Mrs. Thomas Alexander), of Washington, District of Columbia; Rosa Wright Smith, of Washington, District of Columbia; Sarah C. J. Hagan (Mrs. Hugh Hagan), of Georgia; Mary Stiner Putnam (Mrs. John Risley Putnam), of New York; Mary Leighton Shields (Mrs. George H. Shields), of Missouri; Ellen Hardin Walworth, of New York; Mary E. MacDonald (Mrs. Marshall MacDonald), of Virginia; Eugenia Washington, of Virginia; Alice M. Clarke (Mrs. A. Howard Clarke), of Massachusetts; Clara Barton, of Washington, District of Columbia; Mary S. Lockwood, of Washington, District of Columbia; Frances B. Hamlin (Mrs. Teunis S. Hamlin), of Washington, District of Columbia; Martha C. B. Clarke (Mrs. Arthur E. Clarke), of New Hampshire; Lucia E. Blount (Mrs. Henry Blount), of Indiana; Jennie A. O. Keim (Mrs. Randolph De B. Keim), of Connecticut; Louise Ward McAllister, of New York; Effie Ream Osborne (Mrs. Frank Stuart Osborne), of Illinois; Marie Devereux, of Washington, District of Columbia; Belinda 0. Wilbour (Mrs. Joshua Wilbour), of Rhode Island; Georgina E. Shippen (Mrs. W.W. Shippen), of New Jersey; Julia K. Hogg (Mrs. N. B. Hogg), of Pennsylvania; Katherine C. Breckinridge (Mrs. Clifton R. Breckinridge), of Arkansas; Sara Isabella Hubbard (Mrs. Adolphus S. Hubbard), of California; Mary L. D. Putnam (Mrs. Charles E. Putnam), of Iowa; Delia Clayborne Buckner (Mrs. Simon B. Buckner), of Kentucky; Emily Marshall Eliot (Mrs. Samuel Eliot), of Massachusetts; Lucy Grey Henry (Mrs. William Wirt Henry), of Virginia; Elizabeth Blair Lee, of Mary. land, Mrs. Francis P. Burrows (Mrs. Julius C. Burrows), Mrs. Mary II. McMillan (Mrs. James McMillan), Mrs. Emma Gregory Hull (Mrs. J. A. T. Hull), Mrs. Mary B. K. Washington (Mrs. Joseph Washington), and their associates and successors, are hereby created a body corporate

and politic, in the District of Columbia, by the name of The National Purposes.

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for patriotic, historical, and educational purposes, to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, by the acquisition and protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots, and by the promotion of cele. brations of all patriotic anniversaries; to carry out the injunction of Washington, in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge,” thus developing an enlightened public opinion and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citi. zens; to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

SEC. 2. That said society is authorized to hold real and personal estate Property linuit. in the United States, so far only as may be necessary to its lawful ends, to an amount not exceeding, five hundred thousand dollars, and may adopt a constitution and make by-laws not inconsistent with law, and may adopt a seal. Said society shall have its headquarters or principal Headquarters. office at Washington, in the District of Columbia. SEC. 3. That said society shall report annually to the Secretary of Report of proceed.

ings. the Smithsonian Institution concerning its proceedings, and said Sec. retary shall communicate to Congress such portion thereof as he may deem of national interest and importance. The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution are authorized to permit said national society to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other material Manuscripts, etc. for history in the Smithsonian Institution or in the National Museum, at their discretion, upon such conditions and under such rules as they shall prescribe.

Approved, February 20, 1896.

CHAP. 24.-An Act To extend the mineral-land laws of the United States to lands embraced in the north half of the Colville Indian Reservation.

February 20, 1896.

Colville Indian Res. ervation, Wash.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the mineral-land laws of the United States be, and are hereby, extended so as to apply to all lands embraced within the Colville Indian Reservation, namely: Begin. Location. ning at a point on the eastern boundary line of the Colville Indian Reservation, where the township line between townships thirty-four and thirty-five north, of range thirty-seven east, of the Willamette meridian, if extended west would intersect the same, said point being in the middle of the channel of the Columbia River, and running thence west parallel with the forty-ninth parallel of latitude to the western boundary line of said Colville Indian Reservation in the Okanogan River, thence north following the said western boundary line to the said forty-ninth parallel of latitude, thence east along the said forty. ninth parallel of latitude to the northeast corner of the said Colville Indian Reservation, thence south following the eastern boundary of said reservation to the place of beginning: Provided, That the land

Lands excepted. used and occupied for school purposes at what is known as Tonasket Vol. 27, p. 64. School, on Bonapart Creek, and the site of the sawmill, gristmill, and other mill property on said reservation, is hereby reserved from the operation of this Act, unless other lands are selected in lieu thereof as provided in section six of the Act which became a law, without the approval of the President, July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, entitled “An Act to provide for the opening of a part of the Colville Reservation in the State of Washington, and for other purposes."

Approved, February 20, 1896.

Proviso.

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