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380 FIFTYFOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ons. 399, 400. 1896. mf_¤_§*:;¤y:i°¤ °’ §>‘=· any system presented for the propulsion of vessels by direct vaotion ' against the water without the use of screws, in comparison with the steam engine and the propeller, and into the relative eiiiciency of the two methods as to displacement, waste of fuel, liabilityto accidents, and speed endurance, and also into the applicability und special , advantages of the direct system in connection with torpedo boats and coastdelense vessels. Approved, June 10, 1896. ibm, ,0 mm CHAP. 400.-An Act To establish a site for the erection of a penitentiary on the -14* military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United nnagui sum pm- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Attorney-General is §,‘j,§,§_‘“,{{,;s_ L°""°“‘ hereby authorized and directed to select on the military reservation at selokqicn of nm {or Leavenworth, Kansas, within limits hereinafter described, a, site for the §f,;‘,ZQ'Q,l',W§€§",°f,'j "'"` erection of a penitentiary and other buildings, wall, and workshop for the employment of United States prisoners, with such improvements as he may direct in connection with the completion of the several buildings; said penitentiary to be of a capacity to accommodate at least one thousand two hundred convicts, and to be situated on said grounds and within the following boundary lines: Beginning at a point at the northwestern intersection ofGrantand Logan avenues, thence north seventy- two degrees wesq more or less, forty-five hundred feet more or less to a ‘ stone in the field north of the Government farm barn, thence due west fifteen hundred feet more or less to the north side of Logan Avenue; thence along said avenue and its prolongation to the western boundary of the Military Reservation; thence south along said line to the south— west corner of said reservation, thence east: along the south line of said reservation to the pike lepding north hom the city of Leavenworth to the post of Fort Leavenworth; thence north along said pike to the point; of beginning; and that these grounds thus described shall be, and hereby are, set apart hom the contiguous military reservation for United States penitentiary purposes, and assigned to and placed under the care and control of the Attorney—General as a. United States penig:;·;;#·—0f pm"", tentiary reservation: Provided, That when the United States Penitenn¤n.m.g¤.¤•¤.,mw¤ tiury shall be occupied and applied to the purposes contemplated by D*{,¥jj,’g*°;)'f{;5,_ this Act, the buildings and grounds within the said Military Reserva- ` ’ tion of Fort Leavenworth that were transferred from the Department of \\'ar to the Department of Justice, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Congress approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninet;y—five, shall be restored to the control of the said Department of War: And provided further, That this prison reservation sball be open for military tactical purposes, when such purposes do not interfere with the discipline of said prison. P¤=·¤¤.¤r·-· Sec. 2. That the Attorney-General shall employ an architect skilled in the construction of penitentiary buildings, who, with the warden of the existing penitentiary, shall prepare plains, specifications, and estimates, and submit them to the Attorney—General for approval.

{;>¤¤tr¤¤¤•>¤\>r<·¤¤- Sec. 3. That upon the approval of plans and estimates the Attorney-

" ”‘ General is authorized to incur the expense necessary to construct the penitentiary buildings thus approved, and for this purpose shall employ the labor of the convicts in the present United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth that cnn, under proper guards, be used on the necessary stone, brick, and wood work, in the manuihcture of lime on the reservation, until the completion of the same, and shall use all the equipments for carryirig on the work that are in the possession of the present United States Penitentiary building, including the sawmill and me ¤f ¤¤¤¤•· <=¢¤- shops equipped for working in iron, stone, brass, and wood, with the use of the animals and wagons there belonging to the United States {br hauling mniterml, and other necessary tmnsportarion. and said prison shall have the right to quarry stone for prison purposes in any of the