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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Cris. 383, 384. 1897. 64] times as may, in the opinion of said health officer, be found necessary to secure the enforcement of the provisions of this Act. Sec. 28. That no person in said District shall molest, hinder, or in h£’f{"ff,,'_§;'{: ,3:,;},}} any manner prevent said health officer, or any person in the service of densaid health department, from performing any duty imposed upon him or them by the provisions of this Act. Sec. 29. That any person who shall violate, or aid or abet in violat- h:?¤¤*¤h¤¤¤¤¢ f¤¤i<>· ing, any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a mis- `°°°' demeanor, and upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail of the District of Columbia, or in such other place as may be designated by the court, for not less than five days nor more than six months, or by both such une and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. Sec. 30. That prosecutions under this Act shall be in the police court P”°S°°”’*°”- of said District, in the name of said District, on information signed by the attorney of said District or one of his assistants, at the instance of said health officer: Provided, That any person or persons tried under frwiyrm this Act shall have the privilege, when demanded, of a trial by jury, my ' as in other jury cases in said police court. Sec. 31. That any person arrested in the District of Columbia for efjjggkgggrxd alleged violation of law, whose detention in a police station, workhouse, P ' or jail would, in the opinion of the health officer of said District, expose the occupants of any such police station, workhouse, or jail to infection by any contagious disease aforesaid, or any other disease ordinarily recognized as contagious, may be confined in any hospital in which are treated patients sullerin g irom such contagious disease as that by which said person is believed to be infected, or in such other place as may be designated by the court. Sec. 32. That all laws and parts of laws inconsistent with the fore- R°P°**l· going be, and the same are hereby, repealed. Approved, March 3, 1897. - CHAP. 384.-A.n Act Making appropriations for fortifications and other works of March 3, 1897. defense, for the armament thereof, for the procurement of heavy ordnance for trial —··——-———·-· and service, and for other purposes. Be i thenacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Staten o/`Ameriea in Congress assembled, That the sums of money herein £;¤**¤¤¤¢¤<·¤¤¤r·r¤·· provided for be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any P `°°"' moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be available until expended, namely: Cru Ann siournn n.inrrmmr;s; For construction of gun and mortar t€;j;_·;···¤·*¤···**=··*·=·*· batteries, one million three hundred and forty-one thousand three hun· " dred and thirty-three dollars. For materials and work for construction of fortifications, to meet con- mlfgk “¤*l€* *‘°¤· tracts authorized by the fortification appropriation Act approved June Am, p.2s1. sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, two million five hundred thousand dollars. That prior to any expenditure of money for the construction of neces- m{’)f*:gbQ;g,§j({°»*‘°·· sary buildings connected with the new fortifications, except that already ` authorized, the Secretary of War shall report to Congress on or before December sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, the most practicable and economical plan for the care and preservation of the fortifications and their armament, said plans to be based upon the authorized strength of the artillery force of the Army. _ SITES Fon FORTIFICATIONS AND SEACOAST DEFENSES: For the pro- S‘°°'·°"°· curement of land, or right pertaining thereto, needed for the site, location, construction, or prosecution of works for tortilications and coast defenses, three hundred thousand dollars. sryr L—X’OL 29--L1