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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Gus. 376-378. 1897. 625 be agreed upon. And he is further authorized, if in his judgment the §.P°gl“g°°'““}i“°i°¤· purpose specified in the iirst section hereof can thus be better attained, iiiiritni? °m°°`°°°“°` to appoint one or more special commissioners or envoys to such of the nations of Europe as he may designate to seek by diplomatic negotiations an international agreement for the purpose peciiied in the first section hereof And in case of such appointment so much of the appropriation herein made as shall be necessary shall be available for the proper expenses and compensation of such commissioners or envoys. Sec. 3. That so much of an Act approved March second, eighteen Fg-! f¤f ,f·>¤¤¤r hundred and ninetydive, entitled “An Act making appropriations for iii.°{.`QicYiLs.;·re»i'$:i°°° sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June V°r 28- P- *2- thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and for other purposes/’ as provided for the appointment of delegates to an international conference and makes an appropriation for their compensation and expenses, be, and the same is hereby, repealed. Approved, March 3, 1897. CHAP. 3'l'l.—Au Act T0 amend section 1i.fty-four hundred and fifty-nine of the Mmh 3. 1897- Revised Statutes, prescribing the punishment for mutilating United States coins ém and for uttering or passing or attempting to utter or pass such mutilated coin . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section fifty-four hun- },{f£;*;fd °:¥>¤· ,,_ dred and fifty-nine of the Revised Statutes of the United States be t»mig.m.°° °t u amended so as to read as ibllows: _ “ Sec. 5459. Every person who fraudulently, by any art, way, or ,·r£j_l§,;;§,';j°Q:c,£°' means, dcfaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, falsities, scales, or etc., wins. g' lightens, or causes or procures to be fraudulently defaced, mutilated, 105};; ;?;,;,,§‘§,;,f‘5°· P· impaired. diminished, falsified, scaled, or lightened, or willingly aids or assists in fraudulently defacing, mutilating, impairing, diminishing, falsifying, scaling, or lightening the gold or silver coins which have been, or which may hereafter be, coined at the mints of the United States, or any foreign gold or silver coins which are by law made current or are in actual use or circulation as money within the United States, or who passes, utters, publishes, or sells, or attempts to pass, P¤¤¤¤g.¤¤=. utter, publish, or sell, or bring into the United States from any foreign place, knowing the same to be defaced, mutilated, impaired, diminished, falsified, scaled, or lightened, with intent to defraud any person whatsoever, or has in his possession any such defaced, mutilated, impaired, diminished, falsified, scaled, or lightened coin, knowing the same to be deiaced, mutilated, impaired, diminished, falsified, scaled, or lightened, with intent to defraud any person whatsoever, shall be imprisoned not more than five years and lined not more than two thousand dollars." Approved, March 3, 1897. CHAP. 378.-An Act To amend section forty-eight hundred and seventy-eight of Mmh 3» 1$97'· the Revised Statutes relating to burials in national cemeteries. K`;"' Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United _ States of Amer·ica in Congress assembled, That section forty-eight hun- §•,¤g¤;·:_lg·g_j¤;¢¤rg¤ dred and seventy-eight of the Revised Statutes be amended so as to am5...i&.i,' "" read as lbllows: _

    • 81:0. 4878. All soldiers, sailors, or marines dying in the service of B“"°*¤·

the United States, or dying in a destitute condition after having been honorably discharged from the service, or who served during the late war, either in the regular or volunteer forces, may be buried in any national cemetery free of cost. The production of the honorable discharge of a deceased man shall be sufficient authority for the superintendent of any cemetery to permit the interment. Army nurses m£P{,“';,‘;,"j‘”° P"` honorably discharged from their service as such may be buried in any srnr L——VOL 29--40