Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/87

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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. 1. CHS. 53-55. 1896. 57 built under the provisions of this Act shall be at right angles to the `current of the river at high water. Sec. 3. That no bridge shall be erected Ol` maintained under the S°¤*¤*-G? of lfefm authority of this Act which shall at any time substantially or materi- appmvw mw C' · ally obstruct the tree navigation of said river; and the said company shall submit to the Secretary of War for his approval drawings showing the plan and location of said bridge, and until the said plan and location of the bridge are decided by the Secretary of War to be such as will 11ot materially ailect the interests of navigation and are approved by him the bridge shall not be commenced or built: and any change in the plan of such construction or any alteration in the bridge after its construction shall be subject to the like approval; and whenever said bridge shall, in the opinion of the Secretary of Wa1·, substantially obstruct the free navigation of said I'lV01‘, he is hereby authorized to cause such change or alteration of said bridge to be made as will C*’°“g°“· offectually obviate such obstruction; and all such alterations shall be made and all such obstructions be removed at the expense of the owner or owners of said bridge,.or the persons operating or controlling the __ _ same; and in case of any litigation arising from any obstruction or L‘°'g“"°"· alleged obstruction to the free navigation of the Missouri River, at or near the crossing of said bridge, caused or alleged to be caused thereby, the cause shall be commenced and tried in the circuit courts of the United States of either judicial district of South Dakota in which the said bridge or any portion of such obstruction touches. Sec. 4. That any bridge built under this Act Hllll according to its au{G;;{‘;_}uQ;“°*“” limitations shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized a11d known .` _ as a post route, upon which also no higher charge shall be made for the transportation over the same of the mails, the troops, and the munitions of war of the United States than the rate per mile paid for the transportation over the railroad or public highways leading to such bridge. The United States shall also have the right to construet, without charge therefor, telegraph or telephone lines across said bridge. Sec. 5. That Congress may at a11y time alter, amend, or repeal this A'““"d"’°”‘·°“· Act. Sec. 6. That this Act shall be null Slld void if actual construction of c0S_‘;,'§‘,$‘f,'f,$°"‘°“‘“"° the bridge herein authorized be not commeiiced-within one year and completed within three years from the date hereot Approved, March 13, 1896. CHAP. 54.-An Act Regulating proof of death in certain Pension cases. i___5“"°h l3·189°· Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in considering claims Bled Pensions. under the pension laws, the death of an enlisted man or officer shall be .,,€{§§f °f °°‘"’ “°` considered as sufficiently proved if satisfactory evidence is produced establishing the fact of the continued and unexplained absence of such enlisted man or officer from his home a11d family for a period of seven years, during which period no intelligence of his existence shall have been received. And any pension granted under this Act shall cease upon proof that such officer or enlisted man is still living. Approved, March 13, 1896. CH AP. 55.-An Act Granting to the First Regiment North Carolina State Guard March 13, 1896. two condemned cannon. ‘i"”"_‘_" Be it enacted by the Senate and House 0j` Representatives of the United States O_f'A.7Il€1"O;ClI. in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy Cvndenmed cannon. be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to deliver to the First R§,‘{$§§2§§n€'§§,Y Regiment North Carolina State Guard two pieces ofcondeinned cannon: 0*1*** Sme Gum- Provided, That the same can be spared Without detriment to the service, grew- t and that no expense is thereby incurred by the Government. xp°°s°‘° °` Approved, March 13, 1896.