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United States Statutes at Large Volume 33
United States Congress
Resolutions of the Fifty-Eighth Congress


RESOLUTIONS.

December 17, 1904. [H. J. R. 176.] [Pub. Res., No. 1.]

[No. 1.] Joint Resolution To pay the officers and employees of the Senate and House of Representatives their respective salaries for the month of December, nineteen hundred and four, on the twentieth day of said month.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the .House of Representatives be, and they are hereby, authorized and instructed to pay the officers and employees of the Senate and House of Representatives, including the Capitol police, their respective salaries for the month of December, nineteen hundred and four, on the twentieth day of said month. Approved, December 17, 1904.

Officers, etc., of Congress to be paid December salaries December 20, 1904.

January 12, 1905. [S. J. R. 79.] [Pub. Res., No. 2.]

District of Columbia. American Railway Appliance Exhibition may occupy Government reservation in. Location. Proviso. Temporary structures Use of gas, steam and electric power. Provisos. Removal of conductors. Time limit. Plans to be approved by the Commissioners.

[No. 3.] Joint Resolution Granting the temporary occupancy of a part of the Government reservation in Washington, District of Columbia, for the American Railway Appliance Exhibition.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Tat the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to grant permits, under such restrictions as he may deem necessary, to the general committee of arrangements of the American Railway Appliance Exhibition, to be given in connection with the meeting of the International Railway Congress, for the use of such portion of the public reservation fronting on the south side of B street, between Fourteenth street and the Sixteenth street roadway northwest, being a part of the unimproved portion of the Monument Grounds in the city of Washington, which, in his opinion, will inflict no serious or permanent injuries upon said reservation, to continue from March twentieth to May twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and five, inclusive : Provided, however, That all stands, platforms, or other temporary structures that may be erected on the space aforesaid shall be under the supervision of said general committee of arrangements and in accordance with plans to be approved by the officer in charge of public buildings and grounds. Sec. 2. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be, and are hereby, authorized to permit said general committee of arrangements for the American Railway Appliance Exhibition to convey to such reservation, through suitable conductors, wherever necessary, and in the nearest practicable connection with the present supply thereof, gas steam, and electricity for power, heat, and light, necessary for such exhibition : Provided, That said conductors shall not be used for the conducting of steam or electric current after May fifteenth, nineteen hundred and five, and shall, with their supports, be fully and entirely removed from the streets and avenues of the said city of Washington on or before May twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and five: Provided further, That the work of conveying such conductors to the reservation and removing of said conductors shall be in accordance with plans to be approved by and under the supervision

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FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. RES. 3,4. 1905.

No expense to be incurred by the United States etc.

of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, who shall see that the provisions of this resolution are enforced, and that all needful precautions are taken for the protection of the public, and that the pavement of any street, avenue, or alley disturbed is replaced in as good condition as before entering upon the work herein authorized: Provided further, That no expense or damage on account of or due to the conveying, operation, or removal of the said temporary conductors shall be incurred by the United States or the District of Columbia.

Temporary occupation of streets granted. Restrictions.

Sec. 3. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be and are hereby, authorized to permit said general committee of arrangements to temporarily occupy parts of streets with tracks and switches for the accommodation of the exhibitors attending said exhibition; provided that such temporary occupation shall not exceed the period of sixty days, and shall be subject to conditions prescribed by said Commissioners.

Extension of overhead telegraph and telephone wires granted. Removal of wires. Bond.

Sec. 4. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be and are hereby, authorized to permit the Western Union Telegraph Company, the Postal Telegraph Company, and the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company to extend overhead wires to said reservation and to such points thereon as shall be deemed necessary and convenient by said general committee of arrangements, the said wires to be taken down within ten days after the conclusion of the meeting of the International Railway Congress on the fourteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and five.

Sec. 5. That said general committee of arrangements, prior to the issuance of the permits hereinbefore authorized, shall make such necessary deposits with the collector of taxes, District of Columbia, as may be required by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, to guarantee the removal of any of the appurtenances placed in public space and the restoration of public works disturbed by such occupation, and said general committee shall also by proper bond, approved by said Commissioners, save the District of Columbia harmless from any claim for damages arising in any manner from their occupation of public space under this Act.

Approved, January 12, 1905.

January 17, 1905. [No . 4. ] [S. J. R. 84.] [Pub. Res., No. 3.]

Joint Resolution Authorizing the granting of permits to the committee on inaugural ceremonies on the occasion of the inauguration of the President-elect on March fourth, nineteen hundred and five, and so forth.

District of Columbia. Inauguration of President-elect. Use of Pension Building, etc., authorized.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to grant a permit to the committee on inaugural ceremonies for the use of the Pension Building in the city of Washington on the occasion of the inauguration of the President-elect on the fourth day of March, nineteen hundred and five, subject to such restrictions and regulations as the said Secretary may prescribe in respect of the period and manner of such use, including all necessary safeguards against fire and for the extinguishing of fire.

Reservations, etc.

Sec. 2. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to grant permits, under such restrictions as he may deem necessary, to the committee on inaugural ceremonies for the use of any reservations or other public spaces in the city of Washington on the occasion of the inauguration of the President-elect on the fourth day of March, nineteen hundred and five, which, in his opinion, will inflict no serious or permanent injuries upon such reservations or public spaces or statuary 1277

FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. RES. 4. 1905.

Streets, avenues, etc. Proviso. Platforms, etc., supervision of, etc. Indemnification for damages.

thereon, and the Commissioners of the District of Columbia may designate for such and other purposes on the occasion aforesaid such streets, avenues, and sidewalks in said city of Washington as they may deem proper and necessary: Provided, however, That all stands or platforms that may be erected on the public spaces aforesaid shall be under the supervision of the said inaugural committee and in accordance with the plans and designs to be approved by the Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, the officer in charge of public buildings and grounds, and the Superintendent of the united States Capitol Building and Grounds: And provided further, That the reservations or public spaces occupied by the stands or other structures shall be restored to their original condition before such occupation, and that the inaugural committee shall indemnify the War Department for any damage to structures of any kind whatsoever upon such reservation or spaces.

Use of conductors for illumination. Provisos. Supervision of the work. Time limit. Removal of wires. No expense, etc., to the United States.

Sec. 3. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby authorized to permit the committee on illumination of the inaugural committee for the inaugural ceremonies, March, nineteen hundred and five to stretch suitable overhead conductors, with sufficient supports wherever necessary and in the nearest practicable connection with the present supply of light, for the purpose of effecting the said illumination: Provided, That if it shall be necessary to erect wires for illumination purposes over any park or reservation in the District of Columbia, the work of erection and removal of said wires shall be under the supervision of the official in charge of said park or reservation: Provided further, That the said conductors shall not be used for the conveying of electrical currents after March seventh, nineteen hundred and five, and shall, with their supports, be fully and entirely removed from the streets and avenues of the said city of Washington on or before March fifteenth, nineteen hundred and five: Provided further, That the stretching and removing of the said wires shall be under the supervision of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, who shall see that the provisions of this resolution are enforced; that all needful precautions are taken for the protection of the public, and that the pavement of any street, avenue, or alley disturbed is replaced in as good condition as before entering upon the work herein authorized: Provided further, That no expense or damage on account of or due to the stretching, operation, or removing of the said temporary overhead conductors shall be incurred by the United States or the District of Columbia.

Appropriation for maintainence public order. Regulations. Publication. Penalty.

Sec. 4. That eighteen thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, payable from any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated and from the revenues of the District of Columbia in equal parts, is hereby appropriated to enable the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to maintain public order and protect life and property in said District from the twenty-eighth of February to the tenth of March, nineteen hundred and five, both inclusive. Said Commissioners are hereby authorized and directed to make all reasonable regulations necessary to secure such preservation of public order and protection of life and property and fixing fares by public conveyance and to make special regulations respecting the standing, movements, and operating of vehicles of whatsoever character or kind during said period. Such regulations shall be in force one week prior to said inauguration, during said inauguration, and one week subsequent thereto, and shall be published in one or moree of the daily newspapers published in the District of Columbia; and no penalty prescribed for the violation of any of such regulations shall be enforced until five days after such publication. Any person violating any of such regulations shall be liable for each such offense to a fine not to exceed one 1278

FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. RES. 4. 1905.

Public comfort stations, etc. Appropriation for expenses.

hundred dollars, in the police court of said District, and in default of payment thereof to imprisonment in the workhouse of said District for not longer than sixty days. And the sum of two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby likewise appropriated, to be expended by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia for the construction, maintenance, and expenses incident to the operation of temporary public-comfort stations and information booths during the period aforesaid.

Loan of flags, etc., for decorating. Provisos. Time limit. Indemnification for damages. Loan of tents, etc. Indemnification for damages, etc. Bond.

Sec. 5. That the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy be, and they are hereby, authorized to loan to the committee on inaugural ceremonies such ensigns, flags, and so forth, belonging to the Government of the United States (except battle flags), that are not now in use and may be suitable and proper for decoration and may, in their judgment, be spared without detriment to the public service, such flags to be used in connection with said ceremonies by said committee under such regulations and restrictions as may be prescribed by the said Secretaries, or either of them, in decorating the fronts of public buildings and other places on the line of march between the Capitol and the Executive Mansion and the interior of the reception hall: Provided, That the loan of the said ensigns, flags, signal numbers, and so forth, to said chairman shall not take place prior to the twenty-fourth day of February, and they shall be returned by him by the tenth day of for March, nineteen hundred and five: Provided further, That the said committee shall indemnify the said Departments, or either of them, for any loss or damage to such flags not necessarily incident to such use. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to loan to the inaugural committee, for the purpose of caring for the sick, injured, and infirm on the occasion of the inauguration of the President of the United States, March fourth, nineteen hundred and five, such hospital tents and camp appliances and other necessaries, hospital furniture, and utensils of all descriptions, ambulances, horses, drivers, stretchers, and Red Cross flags and poles belonging to the Government of the United States as in his judgment may be spared and are not in use by the Government at the time of the inauguration: Provided, That the inaugural committee shall indemnify the War Department for any loss or damage to such hospital tents and appliances as aforesaid not necessarily incident to such use: And provided further, That the said inaugural committee shall give bond, with security satisfactory to the Secretary of War, to do the same.

Temporary telegraph wires. Removal of wires.

Sec. 6. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be, and they are hereby, authorized to permit the Western Union Telegraph Company and the Postal Telegraph Company to extend overhead wires into the Pension Building and to such points along the line of parade as shall be deemed by the chief marshal convenient for use in connection with the parade and other inaugural purposes, the said wires to be taken down within ten days after the conclusion of the ceremonies on the fourth day of March, nineteen hundred and five.

Temporary 0ccupation of streets by railroads. Provisos. Time limit. Restrictions.

Sec. 7. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby authorized to issue to steam railroad companies in said District permits to temporarily occupy additional parts of the streets for the purpose of accommodating the traveling public attending the inaugural ceremonies in March, nineteen hundred and five: Provided, That such temporary occupation shall not exceed the period of fifteen days and shall be subject to conditions prescribed by said-Commissioners: Provided further, That no temporary tracks shall be laid upon or over any of the parks of the city. Approved, January 17, 1905. 1279

FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. RES. 5-8. 1905.

January 18,1905. [S. J. R. 24.] [Pub. Res., No. 4.]

Luis Bográn H., of Honduras. Admitted to West Point. Provisos. No expense. Oath and service. R. S., secs . 1320, 1321, p.227.

[No. 5.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to receive for instruction at the Military Academy at West Point Luis Bográn H., of Honduras.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, authorized to permit Luis Bográn H., of Honduras, to receive instruction at the Military Academy at West Point: Provided, That no expense shall be caused to the United States thereby: And provided further, That in the case of the said Luis Bográn H. the provisions of sections thirteen hundred and twenty and thirteen hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Statutes shall be suspended.

Approved, January 18, 1905.

January 18,1905. [S. J. R. 78.] [Pub. Res., No. 5.]

Frutos Tomás Plaza, of Ecuador. Admitted to West Point. Provisos. No expense. Oath and service. R. S., secs . 1320, 1321, p.227.

[No. 6.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to receive, for instruction at the Military Academy at West Point, Frutos Tomás Plaza, of Ecuador.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to permit Frutos Tomás Plaza, of Ecuador, to receive instruction at the Military Academy at West Point: Provided, That no expense shall be caused to the United States thereby, and that the said Plaza shall agree to comply fully with all regulations for the police and discipline of the United States Military Academy and shall be studious and give his utmost efforts to accomplish the courses in the various departments of instruction: Provided further, That in the case of the said Plaza the provisions of sections thirteen hundred and twenty and thirteen hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Statutes of the United States shall be suspended.

Approved, January 18, 1905.

January 23, 1905. [S. J . R. 77.] [Pub. Res., No. 6.]

Smithsonian Institution James B. Angell reappointed regent.

[No. 7 .] Joint Resolution Providing for the reappointment of James B. Angel on the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the vacancy on the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, of the class other than members of Congress, shall be filled by the reappointment of James B. Angell, of Michigan, whose term of office expires on January twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and five.

Approved, January 23, 1905.

Gettysburg National Park Commission. Consolidated reports of, ordered printed. Distribution.

January 27, 1905. [S. J. R. 17.] [Pub. Res., No. 7.]

[No. 8.] Joint Resolution To provide for the printing of eight thousand copies of the consolidated reports of the Gettysburg National Park Commission, eighteen hundred and ninety-three to nineteen hundred and four, inclusive.

Resolved by the Senate and Bouse of representatives of. the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be printed eight thousand copies of the consolidated reports of the Gettysburg National Park Commission, eighteen hundred and ninety-three to nineteen hundred and four, inclusive, of which two thousand shall be for the Senate, four thousend for the House of Representatives, one thousand for the office of the Secretary of War, and one thousand for the Gettysburg National Park Commission.

Approved, January 27, 1905. 1280

FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III . RES. 9-12. 1905.

January 28,1905. [H. J. R. 206.] [Pub . Res., No. 8.]

District of Columbia. Appropriation for removal of snow and ice from cross walks, etc. Post, p. 1283.

[No. 9.] Joint Resolution To provide for the removal of snow and ice from the cross walks and gutters of the District of Columbia.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United of States of America in Congress ccssembied, That the sum of five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the removal of snow and ice from the cross walks and gutters in the District of Columbia; one-half of said sum to be paid out of the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half out of the Treasury of the United States.

Approved, January 28, 1905.

January 31, 1905. [S. J. R . 94.] [Pub. Res., No. 9 .]

Inaugural ceremonies. Appropriation for payment of expenses. Post, p. 1286.

[No . 10 .] Joint Resolution To enable the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives to pay the necessary expenses of the inaugural ceremonies of the President of the United States March fourth, nineteen hundred and five.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to enable the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives to pay the necessary expenses of the inaugural ceremonies of the President of the United States March fourth, nineteen hundred and five, in accordance with such program as may be adopted by the joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, appointed under a concurrent resolution of the two Houses, including the pay for extra police for three days, at three dollars per day, there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, seven thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, the same to be immediately available.

Approved, January 31, 1905.

January 31, 1905. [S. J. R. 97.] [Pub. Res., No. 10.]

[No. 11.] Joint Resolution Providing for the payment of the expenses of the Senate in the impeachment trial of Charles Swayne.

Charles Swayne. Appropriation for payment of Senate expenses in impeachment trial.

Resolved by the Senate and Houses of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That there be appropriated from any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to defray the expenses of the Senate in the impeachment trial of Charles Swayne.

Approved, January 31, 1905.

February 1, 1905. [H. J. R. 164.] [Pub. Res., No. 11.]

Rivers and harbors. Laws relating to improvement of, ordered Distribution.

[No. 12.] Joint Resolution For the printing of a compilation of the laws of the United States relating to the improvement of rivers and harbors.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That there shall be printed three thousand copies of a compilation of the laws of the United States relating to the improvement of rivers and harbors, passed until and including the laws of the second session of the Fifty-eighth Congress, of which six hundred copies shall be for the use of the Senate, one thousand four hundred copies for the use of the House of Representatives, and one thousand copies for the use of the War Department, the said compilation to be printed under the direction of the Secretary of War.

Approved, February 1, 1905. 1281

FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. RES. 13,14. 1905.

February 3, 1905. [S. J. R. 96.] [Pub. Res., No. 12.]

District of Columbia Temporary use by National Guard of certain vacant houses in square 686 granted. Time limit.

[No. 13.] Joint Resolution Authorizing temporary use of certain vacant houses in square six hundred and eighty-six in the city of Washington, and for other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That such of the vacant houses in square six hundred and eighty-six in the city of Washington, now in the ownership of the United States, as may be designated for such purpose by the Superintendent of the United States Capitol Building and Grounds, may be used by the National Guard of the States and Territories as quarters on the occasion of the inauguration of the President of the United States March fourth, nineteen hundred and five, such use and occupation not to extend beyond March sixth and to be subject to the control of said Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds.

Approved, February 3, 1905.

February 3, 1905. [H. J. R. 181.] [Pub. Res., No. 13.]

National cemetery reservation, Chattanooga, Tenn. Use of part of, granted to militia cavalry organization. Boundaries.


[No. 14.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to transfer to the militia cavalry organization at Chattanooga, Tennessee, a certain unused portion of the national cemetery reservation at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to turn over to the possession of the militia cavalry organization of the National Guard of the State of Tennessee stationed at Chattanooga, Tennessee, now known and designated as Troop B, Unattached Cavalry, National Guard State of Tennessee, or such other designation as it may hereafter be given, and its successors, that portion of the national cemetery reservation belonging to the United States Government, at Chattanooga, Tennessee, which lies outside of said cemetery and west of the south gate thereof, formerly occupied as an army post and now abandoned and lying in the common, the same comprising about five acres, more or less, and further described as follows: Bounded on the north by the tracks and right of way of the Western and Atlantic and Cincinnati Southern railways, on the east by the national cemetery and the Government road leading thereto, and on the south and west by the track and right of way of the Chattanooga Belt Railway.

Construction of buildings, etc., permitted.

Sec. 2. That said cavalry organization shall be permitted to use said property for military purposes and to erect thereon an armory, riding hall, stables, and such other buildings and exercising tracks as may be necessary to its use for said military organization.

Reversion to Chattanooga. Vol. 26, p. 685. Use for military purposes reserved by United States.

Sec. 3. That if at any time said military organization shall cease to exist, or should fail to use said property for military purposes, then the same shall revert to the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, as provided in Resolution Numbered Fifty-six, approved October first, eighteen hundred and ninety. And it is further reserved to the United States the right to use said lands for military purposes at any time upon the demand of the President of the United States.

Right to remove buildings granted.

Sec. 4 . That in the event of the reversion of said lands said military organization shall have the right to remove therefrom any building or buildings that may have been erected thereon at its own or, other than Government expense.

Approved, February 3, 1905.

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FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. RES. 15-17. 1905.

February 6, 1905. [S. J. R. 88.] [Pub. Res., No. 14.]

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. Condemned cannon granted to. Proviso. No expense to United States.

[No. 15.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish a condemned cannon to the board of regents of the University of Minnesota, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be placed on campus as a memorial to students of said university who served in Spanish war.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assemmbled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to deliver to the board of regents of the University of Minnesota, at Minneapolis Minnesota, if the same can be done without detriment to the public service, one condemned twelve-pound bronze field gun, of a weight not to exceed one thousand eight hundred pounds, as he may deem proper, to be placed on the campus of said university as a memorial to the former students of the university who served in the Army and Navy of the United States during the war with Spain: Provided, That the United States shall incur no expense by reason of the passage of this, Act.

Approved, February 6, 1905.

February 9, 1905. [H. J. R. 185.] [Pub. Res., No. 15.]

Census Office. Cotton statistics. Vol. 32, p. 52. Consumption of, etc. Semimonthly reports. Marriage and divorce. Statistics of. Proviso. Use of statistics now collected.

[No. 16.] Joint Resolution Authorizing and directing the Director of the Census to collect and publish additional statistics.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Director of the Census be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to collect and publish in connection with the ginners' reports of cotton production provided for in section nine of an Act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for a permanent Census Office, approved March sixth, nineteen hundred and two," statistics of the consumption of cotton, the surplus of cotton held by the manufacturers, and the quantity of cotton exported, the statistics to be summarized as of September first each year so as to show the cotton production and consumption of the preceding year.

And the Director of the Census shall make semimonthly publication of the amount of cotton ginned in lieu of the monthly reports which he now makes.

That the Director of the Census be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to collect and publish the statistics of and relating to marriage and divorce in the several States and Territories and the District of Columbia since January first, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven: Provided, That such statistics as now required by law to be collected be used so far as it is practicable to do so.

Approved, February 9, 1905.

February 15,1905. [H. J. R. 184.] [Pub. Res., No. 16.]

Saint Paul, Minn. Condemned cannon donated to National Guards' armory at. Proviso. No expense to United States.

[No. 17.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish a condemned cannon to the armory at Saint Paul, Minnesota, to construct a memorial tablet.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and is hereby, authorized to deliver to the armory board of the armory of the National Guards at Saint Paul, Minnesota, if the same can be done without detriment to the public service, one condemned twelve-pound bronze field gun, of a weight not to exceed one thousand eight hundred pounds, as he may deem proper, to be used in the erection and construction of a memorial tablet in said armory to commemorate the sacrifices of the various members of the military organizations using said armory who died while in the service of the United States: Provided, That the donation shall be without expense to the United States.

Approved, February 15, 1905. 1283

FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. RES. 1.8-21. 1905.

February 15, 1905. [H. J. R. 213.] [Pub. Res., No. 17.]

National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Edwin P. Hammond appointed to Board of Managers of.

[No. 18.] Joint Resolution For appointment of a member of Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Edwin P. Hammond, of Indiana, be, and he is hereby, appointed as a member of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers of the United States, to fill out the unexpired term of George W. Steele resigned, which term expires April twenty-first, nineteen hundred and eight.

Approved, February 15, 1905.

February 18,1905. [S. J. R. 65.] [Pub. Res., No. 18.]

District of Columbia. Time extended for building highway bridge across Potomac River. Vol. 31, p. 772. Vol. 32, p. 598, amended.

[No. 19.] Joint Resolution Providing for an extension of time for completing the highway bridge and approaches across the Potomac River at Washington, District of Columbia.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for completing the construction of the highway bridge and approaches across the Potomac River authorized by section twelve of the Act of Congress approved February twelfth, nineteen hundred and one, entitled "An Act to for eliminating certain grade crossings on the line of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company, in the city of Washington, District of Columbia, and requiring said company to depress and elevate its tracks, and to enable it to relocate parts of its railroad therein, and for other purposes," as amended by the District of Columbia appropriation Act approved July first, nineteen hundred and two, be, and is hereby, extended to February twelfth, nineteen hundred and six.

Approved, February 18, 1905.

February 20,1905. [H. J. R. 218.] [Pub. Res., No. 19.]

District of Columbia. Appropriation for removal of snow and ice from cross walks, etc. Ante, p. 1280.

[No. 20.] Joint Resolution To provide for the removal of snow and ice from the cross walks and gutters of the District of Columbia.

Resolved by the Senate and House of R esentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the removal of snow and ice from the cross walks and gutters in the District of Columbia; one-half of said sum to be paid out of the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half out of the Treasury of the United States.

Approved, February 20, 1905.

February 24, 1905. [H. J. R. 216.] [Pub. Res., No. 20.]

Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service. Bulletins of hygienic laboratory and yellow fever institute to be printed.

[No. 21.] Joint Resolution Providing for the publication of the annual reports and bulletins of the hygienic laboratory and of the yellow fever institute of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatfives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be printed each year the bulletins of the hygienic laboratory, not exceeding ten in number in any one year, and of the yellow fever institute of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service of the United States, not exceeding five in number in any one year, in such editions, not exceeding five thousand copies in any one year, as the interests of the Government and the public may require, subject to the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury. 1284

FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. III . RES. 21-25. 1905.

Annual report of Surgeon-General.

Sec. 2 . That there shall be printed each year four thousand copies of the annual report of the Surgeon-General of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service, bound in cloth, to be distributed by the Surgeon-General.

Approved, February 24, 1905.

February 28,1905. [H . J. R. 217.] [Pub. Res., No. 21.]

Battle flags. Return of, authorized.

[No. 22.] Joint Resolution To return to the proper authorities certain Union and Confederate battle flags.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to deliver to the proper authorities of the respective States in which the regiments which bore these colors were organized certain Union and Confederate battle flags, now in the custody of the War Department, for such final disposition as the aforesaid proper authorities may determine. Approved, February 28, 1905.

March 3, 1905 [S. J. R. 92.] [Pub. Res., No. 22.]

International Prison Congress. Invitation to hold its Eighth Congress in United States authorized.

[No. 23.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the President to extend to the International Prison Congress an invitation to hold the Eighth International Prison Congress in the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President be, and is hereby, authorized and requested to extend to the International Prison Congress an invitation to hold the Eighth International Prison Congress in the United States at such a time and place as may be determined by the executive committee of that congress, known as the International Prison Commission.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3,1905. [S. J. R. 101.] [Pub. Res., No. 23.]

National Encampment Grand Army Republic. Condemned bronze cannon donated to. Proviso. No expense.

[No. 24.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver a condemned cannon to the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to deliver to the order of Charles Burrows, quartermaster-general of the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, one dismounted condemned bronze cannon used in the late civil war, to be used by the said Grand Army of the Republic for the purpose of furnishing official badges of the order: Provided, That no expense shall be caused to the United States through the delivery of said condemned cannon.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3, 1905. [H. J. R .198.] [Pub. Res. No. 24.]

Bureau of Animal Industry. Bulletin on Information concerning the angora goat.


[No. 25.] Joint Resolution Providing for the publication of three thousand copies of the Bulletin Numbered Twenty-seven of Bureau of Animal Industry, entitled "Information concerning the Angora goat."

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be printed three thousand copies of Bulletin Numbered Twenty-seven of the Bureau of Animal Industry, entitled "Information concerning the Angora goat," 1285

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Revised edition ordered printed. Distribution.

the same to be first revised under the supervision of the Secretary of Agriculture, one thousand copies for the use of the House of Representatives, five hundred for the use of the Senate, and one thousand five hundred for the use of the'Department of Agriculture.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 8, 1905. [H. J. R. 208.] [Pub. Res., No. 25.]

Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Grateful acknowledgements to foreign governments participating in, authorized.

[No. 26.] Joint Resolution To authorize the President of the United States to convey to the foreign governments participating in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition the grateful appreciation of the Government and the people of the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized, in such form and manner as he shall deem most suitable to convey to the foreign governments represented at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition the grateful appreciation of this Government and of the people of the United States of America for the invaluable aid contributed by such governments to the success of said exposition and for their friendly participation in the commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the purchase of the territory of Louisiana, one of the most important international events in the history of the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 8, 1905. [S. J. R. 98.] [Pub. Res., No. 26]

Reclamation Service. Revised edition of Third Annual Report. Printing ordered. Distribution.

[No. 27.] Joint Resolution To print a second and revised edition of the Third Annual Report of the United States Reclamation Service.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be authorized and directed to have prepared, and the Public Printer to print as soon as may be practicable, a second and revised edition, with necessary illustrations, of the Third Annual Report of the Reclamation Service, House of Representatives Document Numbered Twenty-eight, Fifty-eighth Congress, third session, the edition to be six thousand copies, of which one thousand are to be bound in form similar to the preceding reports of the service; and of that entire edition one thousand five hundred shall be for the use of the Senate, two thousand five hundred for the use of the House of Representatives, and two thousand for distribution by the Director of the Geological Survey.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 9, 1905. S. J. R. 107.] [Pub. Res., No. 27.]

commission to Revise the Laws. Incorporation of recent laws in final report authorized.

[No. 28.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Commission to revise the laws of the United States to incorporate in its final report the criminal and penal laws and the judiciary title heretofore reported by said Commission.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commission to Revise the Criminal and Penal Laws of the United States be, and is hereby, authorized and required to incorporate in its final report of the revision of the general and permanent laws of the United States, the criminal and penal laws and the judiciary title heretofore reported by said Commission, as changed or modified by any Act or Acts passed since the date of the making of said reports.

Approved, March 3, 1905. 1286

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March 3,1905. [S. J. R. 109.] [Pub. Res., No. 28.]

Eighth International Geographic Congress. Report of, ordered printed. Distribution.

[No. 29.] Joint Resolution To print the report of the Eighth International Geographic Congress.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Public Printer be authorized and directed to print the report of the Eighth International Geographic Congress, held in the United States in September, nineteen hundred and four, the edition to consist of the usual number for the use of the Senate and House of Representatives and one thousand five hundred copies to be bound for the use of the Eighth International Geographic Congress.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3, 1905. [S. J. R. 115.] [Pub. Res., No. 29.]

Yosemite National Park. Appropriation for improvement, etc. of.

[No. 30.] Joint Resolution Accepting the recession by the State of California of the Yosemite Valley Grant and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove in the Yosemite National Park.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Con1ress assembled, That there is hereby appropriated from any moneys in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the management, protection, and improvement of the Yosemite National Park, to be expended under the supervision of the Secretary of the Interior, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3,1905. [S. J. R. 116.] [Pub. Res., No. 30.]

Inaugural ceremonies. Appropriation for expenses of. Ante, p . 1230.

[No. 31.] Joint Resolution To enable the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives to pay the necessary expenses of the inaugural ceremonies of the President of the United States March fourth, nineteen hundred and five.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to enable the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives to pay the necessary expenses of the inaugural ceremonies of the President of the United States March the fourth, nineteen hundred and five, in accordance with such program as may be adopted by the joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, appointed under a concurrent resolution of the two houses, including the pay for extra police three days, at three dollars per day, there is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, in addition to the sum appropriated by the joint resolution approved January thirty-first, nineteen hundred and five, the same to be immediately available.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3,1905. [H. J. R. 222.] [Pub. Res., No. 31.]

Ying Hsing Wen and Ting Chia Chen, of China. Admitted to West Point. Provisos. No expense.

[No. 32.] Joint Resolution Permitting Ying Hsing Wen and Ting Chia Chen of China, to receive instruction at the Military Academy at West Point.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, authorized to permit Ying Hsing Wen and Ting Chia Chen, of China, to receive instruction at the Military Academy at West Point: Provided, That no expense shall be caused to the United States thereby; and that the said Ying Hsing Wen and Ting Chia Chen shall agree to comply fully with all regulations for the 1287

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Oath and service. R. S., secs. 1320,1321, p.227.

police and discipline of the United States Military Academy, and shall be studious and give their utmost efforts to accomplish the courses in the various departments of instruction: And provided further, That, in the case of the said Ying Hsing Wen and Ting Chia Chen, the provisions of sections thirteen hundred and twenty and thirteen hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Statutes of the United States shall be suspended.

Approved, March 3, 1905 .

March 3,1905. [H. J. R. 226.] [Pub. Res., No. 32.] Bureau of Immigration Annual reports. Printing ordered. Maximum.

[No. 33.] Joint Resolution Providing for the printing annually of the reports of the Bureau of Immigration.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be printed for the use of the Bureau of Immigration two thousand five hundred copies of the Annual Report of the said Bureau for nineteen hundred and four, and that hereafter the number to be printed of the Annual Reports of the aforesaid Bureau shall be subject to the discretion of the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor, the number of copies not to exceed five thousand in any one fiscal year.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 3, 1905. [H. J. R. 227.] [Pub. Res., No. 33.] Mexican Cotton Boll Weevil. Report ordered printed. Distribution.

[No. 34.] Joint Resolution For printing the Report on the Mexican Cotton Boll Weevil.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be printed twenty-five thousand copies of the rport on th Mexican Cotton Boll Weevil, and so forth, of which five thousand copies shall be for the use of the Senate, ten thousand copies for the use of the House of Representatives, and ten thousand copies for the Department of Agriculture.

Approved, March 3, 1905.

March 8, 1905. [H. J. R. 230.] [Pub. Res., No. 34.] District of Columbia. Opening of restaurants, barber shops etc., Sunday, March 6, 1905. Issue of permits authorized. Provisos Saloons, etc. Sale, etc., of intoxicants prohibited.

[No. 35.] Joint Resolution To authorize the chairman of the excise board of the District of Columbia to issue certain permits.

Resolved by the Senate and Mouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the chairman of the excise board of the District of Columbia is hereby authorized, if in his discretion the comfort of those persons visiting the capital on the occasion of the inauguration of the President requires the same, to grant permission to the proprietor or proprietors of restaurants, barber shops and places in which are conducted businesses for which licenses are required under existing law to keep such places open for the accommodation of the public on Sunday, March fifth, nineteen hundred and five: Provided, That no saloons or public bars shall be permitted to be open for business on said day: Provided further, That no malt, vinous, spirituous or other intoxicating liquors shall be sold or given away on any of said premises during said day; and such giving away or sale shall be subject to the penalties provided by existing law.

Approved, March 3, 1905.