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492 FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Suss. II. CHS. 67-69. 1897. or gilded, or consist of cut or carved or cast roman letters in light color on a dark ground, or in_a dark color on a light ground, secured in place, and to be distinctly visible. The smallest letters used shall not be less in size than four inches. If any such vessel shall be found without these names being so marked the owner or owners shall be liable to a rm¤a•t·f penalty of ten dollars for each name omitted: Provided, however, That ¥¤‘¤¤5 °¤*’°"- the names on each bow may be marked within the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven! Dun ¢¤¤¤;¤¤rk¤<1- “Sec. 2. That the draft of every registered vessel shall be marked upon the stem and stern post, in English feet or decimeters, in either arabic or roman numerals. The bottom of each numeral shall indicate the draft to that line.” . Approved, January 20, 1897. Ju"'"! m' 1m' CHAP. 68.-An Act To withdraw from the Supreme Court jurisdiction of criminal cases not capital and confer the same on the circuit courts of appeals. Unmdshmwuml Stgzjt esgetedby the0Se·nate and H?):;::; oélftqresentativgs of the ignited Aww, in , . il of ntercea on ongress assent e ,_, at so muc o section ve o uanotupitumtn- the Act entitled "An Act to establish circuit courts of appeals and to {‘,f;,‘,{{‘,,,"Q,‘?,{',,u§l,'_,’_f',,{,',: deiine and regulate in certain cases the jurisdiction of the courts of the ofwgppgaln- M United States, and for other purposes,” approved March third, eighteen oi. .v- · hundred and ntnety one, as reads •‘in cases of conviction of a capital or otherwise in amous cr·ime,” be amended b striking out the words “or otherwise infamous," so that the same read “ in cases of conviction of a capital crime ;" and that appeals or writs of error may be taken from the district courts or circuit courts to the proper circuit court of appeals in cases of conviction of an infamous crime not capi- Pr·>·*·¤,- ___ M tal: Provided, That no case now pending in the Supreme Court or in meme. which an appeal or writ of error shall have been taken or sued out before the passage of this Act shall be hereby affected, but in all such cases the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court shall remain, and said Supreme Court shall proceed therein as if this Act had not been passed. Approved, January 20, 1897. January 20,1sm. CHAP. 69.-Au Act To approve and ratify the construction of a bridge across ’—'"'*""‘ the1R?;!. River,Al;e:ween the Stages of Arlkauzag Taxes, afs poipt akove iihpitown o `u on in ausas, on said river ui e a a rt a Company., but now owned and operated by thexfexarkzidzrnndl Fort Sndtlh Railwag Czmgzrg, azdjtgtaxutpoxze the la1iLt‘er;co|:p;ny tptmaintain said bridge over sai ,l 0 0 0 8d11B1p!] lll! D 00lll\0l1S. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United R£;i;isg“1c';»l¤sA1::d States of America in Congress assembled, That the construction by the by ·5.,,,rk.,,; _,,,,;; Texarkana Northern Railway Company, a corporation formed for the {,"g;l*P;*;·,*;*;Pf*°·;;:,•¤y purpose of constructing and operating a railroad northward from ' the fc Texarkana, in the States of Texas and Arkansas, but w ic as en merged into and succeeded by the corporation known as the Tpgsgkana and Fort Smith Railway Company, of the bridge over the e River between the States of Arkansas and Texas above {Ihe tlpwn of Fulton,) in Arkansas, op) the said river, be, and this same ere y 1s, approved and ratified, su ject to the stipulations and conditions hereinatte; set forth. mriawrigirsdueturn _ Sec. 2. That said bridge, so long as maintained according to the P°“ °“ “‘ lnnftations of dthis Act, shall be a lawful structure, and shall be known am recognize as a post route and the same is hereby declared to be a post route, upon which no higher charge shall be made for the trans— mission over the same of the mails, the troops, and the munitions of war of the United States, or for through passengers or freight passing over the same, than the rate per mile paid for their transportation over