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FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Sess. II. CHS. 318-320. 1894. 499 and Mount Vernon Electric Railway Company shall apply to the Falls Church and Potomac Railway Company; and the aid Falls Church and Potomac Railway Company shall be subject, in case of any violation of the limitations, requirements, and restrictions aforesaid, to the same lines, penalt1es,·and forfeiture of the privileges and rights herein granted as the Washiiigton, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Electric Railway Company is subject to. · Sec. 23. That should the Washington, Alexandria and Moniit Ver- f fism gm? °= non Electric Railway Company fail or refuse to construct a double-track Jukiig Arlmgtsu? street railway on the Virginia side of the Potomac River to the Arling- nm, pm. ton Reservation and provide accommodations for the necessary travel from the city of Washington to Arlington within one year from the approval of this Act, then all the rights, powers, privileges, and iranchises conferred upon said company by this Act within the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia shall be, and the same are hereby, torfeited. Sec. 24. That all , the conditions, requirements, and obligations ,_,f£;;‘w'::_;·p_°“·· imposed by the terms of this Act upon the Washington, Alexandria ` and Mount Vernon Electric Railway Company shall be complied with by any and all the successors to and assigns of said company. Sec. 25. That this Act may at any time be altered, amended, or Ammmntem repealed by the Congress of the United States. Approved. August 23, 1894r CHAP. 319.-—An Act Empowering fourth·clsss postmasters to administer oaths August 23,1U4. to pensioners. """-"vvt Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter, in addition to P¤¤•i¤¤•- the officers now authorized to administer oaths in such cases, fourth- Four-hh·•=1a•; £gtclass postmasters of the United States are hereby required, empow- ${',,*f{§,{'L'K_" "' ered, and authorized to administer any and all oaths required to be made by pensioners and their witnesses in the execution of their vouchers with like eifect and force as olhcers having a seal; and such postmaster shall allix the stamp of his office to his signature to such vouchers, and he is authorized to charge and receive for each voucher rm. not exceeding twenty-five cents, to be paid by the pensioner. Approved, August 23, 1894. CHAP. 320.-An Act To authorize the Saint Louis, Avoyelles and Southwestern Auguntzains. Railwa Company to bridge Bayou- Des Glsises and Atchafalaya River in the State """“""*‘ of Louhisns. ` Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Itepresentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Saint Louis, Avoy— su.»¤a.Av¤y•1a• elles and Southwestern Railway Company, its successors or assigns, be, @,,§j“* "C';gf,f:,§'; and is hereby, authorized to construct and maintain a railway bridge gfshlugpdmlaclggs and approaches thereto over and across Bayou Des Glaises, in the hy, R,,§§ ;_,_ parish of Avoyelles, State of Louisiana, and also a railway bridge and approaches thereto over and across the Atchafalaya River, between Melville and the mouth of Red River, in said State, at such point as may be selected by said railway company for crossing said bayou and river with its railroad line, subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.; Said bridges shall be constructed to provide for the passage of railway m13g:;,? nsw. trains, and, at the option of said company, may be used for the passage '°°' of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals, and for foot passengers, for such reasonable rates of toll as may be approved run. from time to time by the Secretary of War. That the bridges over the said streams shall be constructed as draw or pivot bridges; the draw Draw ri¤¤·