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FlFTY-FO URTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. CHS. 205, 206. 1896. 125 thereon shall remain unpaid, for the space of six months after arrival .S=}° l>Yh¤°¤¤¤¤¤¤ M- ,at the point to which the same shall have been directed or transported, mr °r° °rg°°' or after deposit as aforesaid, and the owner or person to whom the same is consigned, or by whom the same shall have been deposited, shall, after notice of such arrival, or after notice to take away such property so deposited, neglect or refuse to receive the same and pay the charges thereon within such period of six months, then it shall be lawful for such carrier to sell such freight, baggage, or other property at public auction, after giving three weeks’ notice of the time and place of sale, once a week for three successive weeks, in a newspaper published in the District of Columbia. Sec. 2. That upon the application of such carrier, verified by am- Sgt1M by vrdvr of davit, to the supreme court of the District of Columbia holding a spe- °°° ' cial term, setting forth that the place of residence of the owner or consignee of any such freight, baggage, or other property is unknown, or that such freight, baggage, or other property is of such perishable nature, or so damaged, or showing any other cause that shall render it impracticable to give the notice or delay the sale for the period provided in the first section of this Act, then it shall be lawful for such court to make an order authorizing the sale of such freight, baggage, or other property upon such terms as to notice as the nature of the case may admit of, and to such court shall seem meet: Provided, That in case of {,”;Q’;f,jb,8 pmpmy perishable property the affidavit and proceedings required and author- ' ized by this section may be had before a justice of the peace. _ Sec. 3. That the residue of moneys arising from any such sale, under P‘°°°°d“ °‘°“°“· either the first or second section of this Act, after deducting the amount of charges, including charges for transportation, the cost of handling and storage, demurrage, and the costs and expenses of proceedings to authorize the sale, and of advertising and sale, shall be paid to the owner of such freight, baggage, or other property, on demand. Approved, May 19, 1896. CHAP. 206.--An Act To provide for the drainage of lots in the District of May]? Columbia. ` Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United _ _ States of America in Congress assembled, That each original lot or subdi· B;;§Q,f;gf;’,°l,‘;Q;b}:; visional lot situated on any street in the District of Columbia where quired. _ ` there is a public sewer shall be connected with said sewer in such man- °"‘"’ °°"“"“‘°““‘ ner that any and all of the drainage of such lot, whether water or liquid refuse of any kind, except human urine and fecal matter, shall flow into said sewer; and if such original lot or subdivisional lot is situated on cofsljjéozgd W MM any street in said District where there is a public sewer and water ` main, such original lot or subdivisional lot shall be connected with said sewer and also with said water main in such manner that any and all of the drainage of such lot, whether water or liquid refuse of any kind shall flow into said sewer: Provided, That the connections required to z;>gj_j;>mh__,st0c0¤_ be made by this Act shall be made under the following conditions: pact wm,.,.,»§sr,m. \Vhen there is on any such orginial lot or subdivisional lot aforesaid any building used or intended to be used as a dwelling, or in which persons are employed or intended to be employed in any manufacture, trade, or business, or any stable, shed, pen, or place where cows, horses, mules, or other animals are kept, then, and in that instance, such original lot or subdivisional lot shall be connected with a public sewer and water main or with a public sewer, as may be required with this Act; and whenever there is no such building, stable, shed, pen, or place, as afore· "¤<==·¤¤1<>*¤- said, on such original lot or subdivisional lot, then such lot shall be required to be connected with a public sewer only when it has been certified by the health officer of said District that such connection is necessary to public health. _ Y _ l Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the Commissioners of said District "}°*“°*°’*”’°“ *° °“‘ to notify the owner or owners of every lot required by this Act to be