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Bridge, East River. An act extending the time for the completion of the bridge across the East

River, between the city of New York and Long Island, now in course of construction, as authorized by the Act of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty

seven. January 30, 1897.... Water route, Galveston to Houston, Ter. An act to provide for an examination and survey of a

water route from the mouth of the jetties at the city of Galveston, Texas, through the ship

channel and up Buffalo Bayou to the city of Houston, Texas. February 1, 1897
Bridge, Rio Grande. An act to authorize the construction or acquisition of a bridge across the

Rio Grande River at El Paso, in the State of Texas. February 1, 1897...
Indian Territory, mortgages. An act relating to mortgages in the Indian Territory. February 1,

1897 ...
American register, Black Diamond.An act to provide an American register for the barge Black

Diamond. February 4, 1897...
Army, breret rank, etc. An act to authorize officers who served during the war of the rebellion in

the Regular Army to bear the title and, on occasions of ceremony, wear the uniform of their

highest rank. February 4, 1897. ...
Yachts, foreign-built. An act for the protection of yacht owners and shipbuilders of the United

States. February 5, 1897..
Light, South Milwaukee, Wis. An act authorizing the establishment of a pierhead light at or near

South Milwaukee, in the State of Wisconsin. February 6, 1897....
Right of way, Indian reservations, Nebraska. An act to amend an Act entitled "An Act granting to

the Eastern Nebraska and Gulf Railway Company right of way through the Omaha and
Winnebago Indian reservations, in the State of Nebraska,” by extending the time for the

construction of said railway. February 6, 1897..... Obscene literature, etc. An act to prevent the carrying of obscene literature and articles designed

for indecent and immoral use from one State or Territory into another State or Territory.

February 8, 1897...
Bridge, Sulphur River. An act to approve and ratify the construction of a bridge across the

Sulphur River, in the State of Arkansas, by the Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway Com

pany. February 8, 1897. Bridge, subine Rirer. An act to authorize the construction by the Kansas City, Shreveport and

Gulf Railroad Company of a bridge across the Sabine River between the States of Louisiana

and Texas. February 8, 1897.... Briilge, Missouri Rirer. An act to amend the Act entitled “An Act to authorize the construction

of alıridge across the Missouri River at or near the city of Lexington, Missouri,” approved

July twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four. February 8, 1897..
Bridge, Ovachita Rirer. An act to authorize the mayor and city council of Monroe, and the police

jury of the parish of Ouachita, Louisiana, to construct a traffic bridge across the Ouachita

River opposite said city. February 8, 1897..
American register, "Lichtenfels Brothers.An act to provide an American register for the bark

Ceres. February 8, 1897.
l'nited States courts, Texas. An act to constitute a new division of the eastern judicial district of

Texas, and to provide for the holding of terms of court at Beaumont, Texas, and for the

appointment of a clerk for said court. February 8, 1897...
('ompany 1, Serenth Iowa Infantry. An act to correct the muster roll of Company I of the Seventh

Iowa Infantry Volunteers. February 8, 1897
Volunteer Soldiers' Home, medical officers. An act to amend section forty-eight hundred and twenty-

nine of the United States Revised Statutes concerning surgeons, assistant surgeons, and
other medical officers of tbe National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. February 9,

1897...
Louisiana, prirate land claims. An act to quiet title and possession with respect to certain uncon-

firmed and located private land claims in the State of Louisiana. February 10, 1897 .. Appropriations, Military Academy. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military

Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight.

February 10, 1897..
Public lands, mineral oil entries. An act to authorize the entry and patenting of lands containing

petroleum and other mineral oils under the placer-mining laws of the United States. Feb

ruary 11, 1897.. Vary, passed assistant surgeons. An act to commission passed assistant surgeons in the United

States Navy, and to provide for their examination preliminary to their promotion to the

grade of surgeon. February 13, 1897.. American register, "Vila." An act to provide American register for bark Vila. February 13, 1897. Life-saving station, New Hampshire. An act to authorize the establishment of a life-saving station

at or near Great Boars Head, on the coast of New Hampshire. February 13, 1897 American register, "E. C. Mowatt.An act to provide an American register for the bark E. C. Mowatt,

of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 13, 1897.. Right of way, Gila River Indian Reserration. An act to grant to the Hudson Reservoir and Canal

Company the right of way through the Gila River Indian Reservation. February 15,

1897.
Rock Island Arsenal, III., bridge. An act to amend so much of chapter one hundred and eighty-

nine of the Statutes of the United States of America, passed at the third session of the
Fifty-third Congress, and approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, as
requires that the lower portion of the Rock Island Bridge shall not be occupied by any
street railway company without paying a reasonable rent therefor. February 15, 1897....

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Page. Right of way, Oklahoma and Indian Territories. An act to extend and amend an Act entitled "An Act

to grant the right of way to the Kansas, Oklahoma Central and Southwestern Railway, Company through the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory, and for other purposes,

approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three. February 15, 1897.. 529 Inspectors of hulls and boilers. An act to amend “An Act to amend ' An Act to amend section

forty-four hundred of title fifty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States, concerning the regulation of steam vessels,' approved Angust seventh, eighteen hundred and eightytwo," and also to amend section forty-four hundred and fourteen, title fifty-two, of the Revised Statutes, “Regulation of steam vessels.” February 15, 1897....

530 Army, brerets for rolunteer serrice. An act to provide for appointment by brevet of active or retired officers of the United States Army. February 15, 1897...

530 Deep Water Harbor Commission. An act to amend an Act entitled “An act making appropriations

for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purpose B," passed finally June third, eighteen hundred and ninety-six. February 17, 1897

531 Fort Lyon Reservation, Colo. An act to permit a part of the Fort Lyon Military Reservation to be

occupied, improved, and controlled for a soldiers' home by the State of Colorado. February 17, 1897 ...

531 Bridge, Arkansas River. An act authorizing the Cleveland Bridge Company to construct a bridge

across the Arkansas River between Pawnee County, Oklahoma, and the Osage Indian Reservation. February 17, 1897......

531 Bridge, Eastern Branch, D. C. An act to authorize a survey for construction of a bridge across

the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River in line with Massachusetts avenue extended eastward. February 17, 1897.

532 Bridges, Red Rirer of the North. An act to authorize the construction by the Duluth and North

Dakota Railroad Company of two bridges across the Red River of the North between the
States of Minnesota and North Dakota. February 17, 1897.

533 Svamp land entries, Mississippi. An act to enable certain persons in the State of Mississippi to procure title to public lands. February 17, 1897.

534 Bridge, Tennessee Rirer. An act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to anthorize tho Chattanooga

Western Railway Company to construct a budge across the Tennessee River near Chattanooga,” giving the said company more time in which to begin and complete said bruge. February 17, 1897...

534 Bridge, Yunon gahela River. An act to amend an act anthorizing the West Braddock Bridge

Company to construct a bridge over the Mononga hela River from the borough of Rankin to
Mifflin Township. February 17, 1897..

535 Eastchester Creek, N. Y. An act relating to the improvement of Eastchester Creek, State of New York. February 17, 1897

535 Public iards, settlers on forfeited land grants. An act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to forfeit

certain lands heretofore granted for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads, and for other purposes," approved September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and the several acts amendatory thereof. February 18, 1897.

535 Life-saring station, California. An act to provide a life-saving station at or near Point Arena, Mendocino County, in the State of California. February 18, 1897..

536 Circuit courts of appeals, fees and costs. An act to amend the Act creating the circuit court of appeals in regard to fees and costs, and for other purposes. February 19, 1897.

536 District of Columbia, real property of lunatics. An act conferring jurisdiction upon the supreme

court of the District of Columbia, having general equity jurisdiction, to decree the sale, lease or surrender of any lease of real estate in said District, belonging to insane persons, for purpose of reinvestment, and for other purposes. February 19, 1897.

536 Appropriations, legislatire, executire, and judicial. An act making appropriations for the legislative,

executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for other purposes. February 19, 1897..

538 District of Columbia, North Capitol street. An act to extend North Capitol street northward through

the property of the Prospect Hill Cemetery, to pay for land to be taken for such purpose, and for other purposes. February 20, 1897

578 Appropriations, diplomatic and consular. An act making appropriations for the diplomatic and

consolar service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and pinetyeight. February 20, 1897

579 United States courts, Arkansas. An act to reorganize the judicial districts of Arkansas, and for other purposes. February 20, 1897.

590 Right of way, Indian reserrations, Minn. An act to extend the time for the completion of the

Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway Company through the White Earth, Leech Lake, Chippewa, and Fond du Lac Indian reservations in the State of Minnesota. February 23, 1897..

592 Springfield rifles to militia. An act authorizing the Secretary of War to issue Springfield ritles to

each State and Territory for the National Guards thereof, in exchange for other rifles now held. February 24, 1897

592 Folunteer officers' rank. An act to provide for the relief of certain otticers and enlisted men of the volunteer forces. February 24, 1897...

593 Light-house, Orient Point, N. Y. An act providing for the erection of a light-house at Orient Point, Long Island, New York. February 24, 1897.

593 Public lands, forest fires. An act to prevent forest fires on the public domain. February 24, 1897. 594 District of Columbia, pool tables, etc. An act to license billiard and pool tables in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. February 25, 1897...

594 United States courts, purchasing claims. An act to prevent the purchasing of or speculating in claims against the Federal Government by United States officers. February 25, 1897..

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Bridge, Monongahela Rirer. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Monou

gahela River from the city of McKeesport to the township of Mifflin, Allegheny County,

Pennsylvania. February 25, 1897...
Fort Smith, Ark., reservation. An act for the better improvement of the Government reserva-

tion at the city of Fort Smith, in the State of Arkansas, and for other purposes. Feb

ruary 26, 1897.. Mississippi Rirer, Pa88 a Loutre. An act to provide for closing the crevasse iu Pass a Loutre,

one of the outlets of the Mississippi River. February 26, 1897... Bridge, Alabama River. An act to authorize the Montgomery, Hayneville and Camden Railroad

Company to construct and maintain a bridge across the Alabama River between Lower

Peachtree and Prairie Bluff, Alabama. February 26, 1897..
Right of way, reservoir site8. An act to provide for the use and occupation of reservoir sites

reserved. February 26, 1897...
Fallen timber, Florida. An act concerning certain homestead lands in Florida. February 26,

1897. Postal serrice, registered mail indemnity. An act to amend the postal laws, providing limited

indemnity for loss of registered mail matter. February 27, 1897.. District of Columbia, district attorney. An act to remove doubts as to the power of the supreme

court of the District of Columbia to provide for a vacancy in the office of attorney of the

United States for the District of Columbia. February 27, 1897.....
District of Columbia, Metropolitan street railroad. An act to authorize the extension of the lines of

tho Metropolitan Railroad Company, of the District of Columbia. February 27, 1897..... Right of way, Fort Spokane Rescrration, Wash. An act to grant a right of way through the Fort

Spokane Military Reservation, in the State of Washington, to the Saint Paul, Minneapolis

and Manitoba Railway Company. March 2, 1897... National banks, in receivers' hands. . An act to amend an Act entitled "An Act authorizing the

appointment of receivers of national banks, and for other purposes," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, as amended by an Act approved August third, eighteen

hundred and ninety-two. March 2, 1897.
Flathead land district, Mont. An act to establish an additional land office in the State of Montana.

March 2, 1897...
Sugar Loaf Reservoir site, Colo. An act to vacate Sugar Loaf Reservoir site in Colorado and to

restore the lands contained in the same to entry. March 2, 1897
Bridge Saint Laurence Rirer. An act to authorize the construction and maintenance of a bridge

across tho Saint Lawrence River. March 2, 1897.
Spurious teas. An act to prevent the importation of impure and unwholesome tea. March 2, 1897.
Interstate National Bank. An act to provide for the removal of the Interstate National Bank of

Kansas City, from Kansas City, Kansas, to Kansas City, Missouri, March 2, 1897..
District of Columbia, police court. An act to amend section four of an Act entitled “An Act to detine

the jurisdiction of the police court of the District of Columbia.” March 2, 1897..
District of Columbia, removing snow, etc. An act for the removal of snow and ice from the side-

walks, cross walks, and gutters in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. March

2, 1897. Appropriations, Army. An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight. March 2, 1897. Territories, alien ownership of lands. An act to better define and regulate the rights of aliens to

hold and own real estate in the Territories. March 2, 1897.. District of Columbia, false inspectors. An act to punish the impersonation of inspectors of the

health and other departments of the District of Columbia. March 2, 1897. District of Columbia, Graceland Cemetery. An act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to prohibit the

interment of bodies in Graceland Cemetery, in the District of Columbia,” passed August

third, eighteen hundred and ninety-four. March 2, 1897.
United States courts, l'tah. An act to provide times and places for holding terms of the United

States courts in Utah. March 2, 1897.
National military parks, trespassing. An act to prevent trespassing upon and providing for the

protection of national military parks. March 3, 1897.
Bridge, Alabama River. An act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Montgomery

Bridge Company to construct and maintain a bridge across the Alabama River near the
city of Montgomery, Alabama,” approved March first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three.

March 3, 1897.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad purchasers. An act to define the rights of purchasers under mort-

gages authorized by an Act of Congress approved April twentieth, eighteen hundred and

seventy-one, concerning the Atlantic and lacitic Railroad Company. March 3, 1897.... District of Columbia, l'otomac Park. An act declaring the Potomac Flats a public park, under

the name of the l'otomac Park. March 3, 1897... International monetary conference. An act to provide for the representation of the l'nited States

by commissioners at any international monetary conference hereafter to be calleil, and to

enable the President to otherwise promote an international agreement. March 3, 1897.... Mulilated coins, passing, etc. An act to amend section fifty-four hundred and fifty-nine of the

Revised Statutes, prescribing the punishment for mutilating United States coins and for

uttering or passing or attempting to utter or pass such mutilated coins. March 3, 1897... National cemeteries, burial of nurses.

An act to amend section forty-eight hundred and seventy-
eight of the Revised Statutes relating to burials in national cemeteries. March 3, 1897...
Distiller spirits, bottling. An act to allow the bottling of distilled spirits in bond. March 3, 1897.
Light-houses, etc., Florida. An act to provide for light-houses and other aids to navigation.

March 3, 1897.
Bridge, Yazoo Rirer. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Yazoo River at

or near the city of Greenwood, in Lefloro Coumty, in the State of Mississippi. March 3, 1897.

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Fraternal beneficial associations. An act regulating fraternal beneficial associations in the District

of Columbia. March 3, 1897... District of Columbia, contagious diseases. An act to prevent the spread of contagious diseases in

the District of Columbia. March 3, 1897.... Appropriations, fortifications. An act making appropriations for fortifications and other works of

defense, for the armament thereof, for the procurement of heavy ordnance for trial and

service, and for other purposes. March 3, 1897... Appropriations, postal serrice. An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office

Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight.

March 3 1897.... Appropriations, Nary. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year

ending Juno thirtieth, eighteen hundred aud ninety-cight, and for other purposes. March

3, 1897 Appropriations, District of Columbia. An act aking appropriations to provide for the expenses

of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal ending June thirtieth, eighteen

hundred and ninety-eight, and for other purposes. March 3, 1897. Bridge, Mississippi Rirer. An act anı borizing the construction of a bridge over the Mississippi

River to the city of Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri, from some suitable point between
the north line of Saint Clair County, Illinois, and the southwest line of said county.

March 3, 1897.......
Narigation laws. An act to amend the laws relating to navigation. March 3, 1897
District of Columbia, court of appeals. An act to authorize the Supreme Court of the United States

to issue writs of certiorari to the court of appeals of the District of Columbia in the same cases and manner that it may do in respect of the circuit court of appeals. March 3,

1897... Patents. An act revising and amending tho statutes relating to patents. March 3, 1897. Copyrights. An act to amend title sixty, chapter three, of the Revised Statutes of the United States,

relating to copyrights. March 3, 1897.... District of Columbia, health records transcripts. An act authorizing the Commissioners of the

District of Columbia to charge a fee for the issuance of transcripts from the records of the

health department. March 3, 1897. Opium, sale of forfeited. An act to amend section forty of "Au Act to reduce the revenue and

equalize duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved October first, eighteen hundred and ninety, so as to authorize the sale of forfeited domestic smoking opium to the

bigbest bidder. March 3, 1897 . Patents, infringement suite. An act defining the jurisdiction of the United States circuit courts in

cases brought for the infringement of letters patent. March 3, 1897 .. Right of toay, Fort Morgan, Ala. An act to repeal chapter one thousand and sixty-one, Fistieth

Congress, approved October first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, being an Act to grant right of way through the military reservation at Fort Morgan to the Birmingham, Mobile

and Navy Cove Harbor Railway Company, and for other purposes. March 3, 1897 Bridge, Monongahela Rirer. An act to revive and reenact a law to authorize the Pittsburg, Monon

gahela and Wheeling Railroad Company to construct a bridge over the Monongahela River. March 3, 1897.....

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December salaries, 1896, 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-six, on the eighteenth day of said month. December 26,

1896 Alcohol in the arts, commission. Joint resolution continuing in force section two of the Act approved

June third, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, entitled "An Act to repeal section sixty.one
of An Act to reduce taxation, to provide revenue for the Government, and for other pur-
poses,'” which became a law August twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four.

January 8, 1897....
House of Representatires, telephone. Joint resolution authorizing the building of a telephone line in

the District of Columbia. January 11, 1897 ...
Inaugural ceremonies, temporary tracks. Joint resolution to permit railroads in the District to

occupy additional parts of streets to accommodate the traveling public attending the inau

gural ceremonies. January 16, 1897. Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Gorernment building. Joint resolution providing for the erection

of a Government building at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. January 21, 1897..... Fort Bidwell Indian school, ('al. Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to

use Fort Bidwell for an Indian training school. January 30, 1897 District of Columbia, Ecki ton and Belt railroads. Joint resolution extendi time for compli

ance by Eckington and Soldiers' Home Railway Company and the Belt Railway Company with provisions of section one of an Act entitled an Act to extend the routes of said railway companies, and so forth, approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six. February

3, 1897.... Inaugural ceremonies, use of reserrations, etc. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to

grant permits to the executive committee on inaugural ceremonies for use of reservations or public spaces in city of Washington on the occasion of the inauguration of the President

elect on March fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and so forth. February 6, 1897.. Consular Regulations, 1896. Joint resolution providing for the printing of the Consular Regula

tions of eighteen hundred and ninety-six. February 13, 1897... National Soldiers' Home, manager. Joint resolution for appointment of a member of Board of

Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soidiers. February 15, 1897.... ngressional Record, to members of the pre88. Joint resolution to furnish the daily Congressional

Record to members of the press, and so forth. February 17, 1897.....
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(ieological map. Joint resolution providing for the distribution of the maps and atlases of the

United States Geological Survey. February 18, 1897 Inaugural ceremonies, Senate expenses. Joint resolution to enable the Secretary of the Senate to

pay the expenses of the inaugural ceremonies. February 19, 1897.. India famine. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to transport contributions

for the relief of the suffering poor of India. February 19, 1897... District of Columbia, farmers. Joint resolution for the relief of farmers and truckmen in the city

of Washington, District of Columbia, February 20, 1897.. Right of way, Indian reserrations, Minn. Joint resolution to amend an act granting to the Duluth

and Winnipeg Railroad Company a right of way through the Chippewa and White Earth

Indian reservations in the State of Minnesota. February 23, 1897 Needlework, free entry. Joint resolution admitting free of duty needlework and similar articles

imported by New York Association of Sewing Schools for exhibition purposes. February

24, 1897.. Grand Army encampment, tents. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver to

the mayor of Buffalo tents, in loan, for the convenience of the Grand Army of the Republic

at its annual encampment, to be held this year at that city. February 24, 1897 Grand Army encampment, condemned cannon. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War

to deliver a condemned cannon to the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the

Republic, to bo held at Buffalo. February 26, 1897. Foreign passport regulations. Joint resolution providing for printing the reports from diplomatic

and consular officers of the United States on the passport regulations of foreign countries.

February 26, 1897. Greater Republic of Central America, army detail. Joint resolution to enable the Secretary of War

to detail an officer of the United States Army to accept a position under the Government of

the Greater Republic of Central America. March 3, 1897.. Inder of Gorernment publications, 1881-1893. Jout resolution providing for a comprehensive index

to Government publications from eighteen hundred and eighty-one to eigbteen hundred and ninety-three. March 3, 1897....

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