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FIFTIETH CONGRESS. Sess. II. CHS. 389, 390. 1889. 869 nridges, or either of them,_by reason of their obstructing navigation,_the same shall be had in the circuit court of the United States within whose territorial jurisdiction Said bridges or any part thereof may be located; and it is hereby expressly provided that Congress Amsmimm. reserves the right at any time to alter, amend, or repeal this act. Sec. 6. No tramway, track, road-bed, wharf, pier, or other struct- mgm of way, ew., ure shall be built upon the United States military reservation on }§‘§§°‘°,§,{,.S"}’_$_*f,'§]',j"*°“· Dauplnns Island, without the approval and consent of the Secretary P ` of ar first had, and the said structure shall be removed by the parties owning or controlling the same, at their own expense, when the Secretary of War so requires: Provided, also, That the United P··<>~`·¤>- States maquxse such structure when built without charge. US° by G°""""‘°“" Sec. 7. hat this act shall be null and void if actual construction Ccmmpncementmu of the bridge or bridges herein authorized be not commenced within °°'""l°°'°“‘ one year and completed within three years from the date thereof. Approved, March 2, 1889. _ CHAP. 390.-An act for the relief of certain volunteer and regular soldiers of the March 2.189. late war and the war with Mexico. _ *-+1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SEG: 1. That the C¤¤*$§¤f¤¢¤¢¤*¤¤ charge of desertion now standing on the rolls and records in the office $mc$},._.,. alum? of the Adjutant General of the United States Army against any soldier who served in the late war in the volunteer service shall be removed in all cases where it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War, from such rolls and records, or from other satisfactory testimony, that such soldier served faithfully until the expiration of his term of enlistment, or until the first day of May, anno domini eighteen hundred and sixty live, having previously served six months or more, and, by reason of absence from is command at the time the. same was mustered out, failed to be mustered out and to receive an honorable discharge, or that such soldier absented himself from his command, or from hospital while suffering from wounds, injuries, or disease received or contracted in the line of duty and was prevented from completing his term of enlistment by reason of such wounds, injuries, or disease. Sec. 2. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to remove mgj;3¤¤¤¤¢i¤¤¤ for rvthe charge of desertion from the record of any re ular or volunteer ` soldier in the late war upon proper application therefor, and satis- - factory proof in the following cases: First. That such soldier, after such charge of desertion was made, Return wauzy. and within a reasonable time thereafter, voluntarily returned to his ° command and served faithfully to the end of his term of service, or until discharged. Second, That such soldier absented himself from his command or Wtbgqugeédwbk Sick from hospital while suffering from wounds, injuries, or disease, re- ' ceived or contracted in the line of duty, and upon recovery voluntarily returned to his command and served fait ifully thereafter, or died from such wounds, injuries, or disease while so absent, and before the date of muster out of his command, or expiration of his term of service, or was prevented from so returning by reason of such wounds, injuries, or diseases before such muster out, or expiration of service. Third. That such soldier was a minor, and was enlisted without the bgflggrrgtdéyuhwd consent of his parent or guardian, and was released or discharged ' from such service by the order or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction on habeas corpus or other proper judicial procee ings; and in any such case, no pay, allowance,· bounty, or pension, shall be allowed or granted. (