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No. 36.

WASHINGTON, March 6, 1905. The following acts and joint resolutions of the Congress are published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned:

Page. I.-Act to provide for the construction and maintenance

of roads, the establishment and maintenance of
schools, and the care and support of insane per-
sons in the District of Alaska, and for other
purposes

1 II.-Act authorizing the President to nominate and ap

point William L. Patterson a second lieutenant in
the United States Army. ...

3 III..Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War

to receive, for instruction at the Military Academy

at West Point, Frutos Tomás Plaza, of Ecuador.. 3 IV..Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War

to receive, for instruction at the Military Academy

at West Point, Luis Bográn H., of Honduras .. 3 V.-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 Chatta-
nooga, Tennessee,

3 1. An Act To provide for the construction and maintenance of roads, the establishment and maintenance of schools, and the care and support of insane persons in the district of Alaska, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SEO. 2. That there shall be a board of road commissioners in said district, to be composed of an engineer officer of the United States Army to be detailed and appointed by the Secretary of War, and two other officers of that part of the Army stationed in said district and to be designated by the Secretary of War. The said engineer officer shall, during the term of his said detail and appointment, abide in said district. The said board shall have the power, and it shall be their duty, upon their own motion or upon petition, to locate, lay out, construct, and maintain wagon roads and pack trails from any point on the navigable waters of said district to any town, mining or other industrial camp or settlement, or between any such town, camps, or settlements therein, if in their judgment such roads or trails are needed and will be of permanent value for the development of the district; but no such road or trail shall be constructed to any town, camp, or settlement which is wholly transitory or of no substantial value or importance for mining, trade, agricultural, or manufacturing purposes. The said board shall prepare maps, plans, and specifications of every road or trail they may locate and lay out, and whenever more than five thousand dollars in the aggregate shall have to be expended on the construction of any road or trail, contract for the work shall be let by them to the lowest responsible bidder, upon sealed bids, after due notice, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of War. The board may reject any bid if they deem the same unreasonably high or if they find that there is a combination among bidders. In case no responsible and reasonable bid can be secured, then the work may be carried on with material and men procured and hired by the board. The engineer officer of the board shall in all cases supervise the work of construction and see that the same is properly performed. As soon as any road or trail laid out by the board has been constructed and completed they shall examine the same and make a full and detailed re. port of the work done on the same to the Secretary of War, and in such report they shall state whether the road or trail has been completed conformable to the maps, plans, and specifications of the same. It shall be the duty of said board, as far as practicable, to keep in proper repair all roads and trails constructed under their supervision, and the same rules as to the manner in which the work of repair shall be done, whether by contract or otherwise, shall govern as in the case of the original construction of the road or trail. The cost and expenses of laying out, constructing, and repairing such roads and trails shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury out of the road and trail portion of said “Alaska fund” upon vouchers approved and certified by said board. The Secretary of the Treasury shall, at the end of each month, send by mail to each of the members of said board a statement of the amount available of said “Alaska fund” for the construction and repair of roads and trails, and no greater liability for construction or repair shall at any time be incurred by said board than the money available therefor at that time in said fund. The members of said board shall, in addition to their salaries, be entitled to receive their actual traveling expenses paid or incurred by them in the performance of their duties as members of the board.

Approved, January 27, 1905. [981901, M. S. O.)

II. An Act Authorizing the President to nominate and appoint William L. Patterson a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

Be it enacted 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 to nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint William L. Patterson a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

Approved, February 18, 1905. [981587, M. S. O.]

III 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. (981801, M. S. 0.] IV..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. [981801, M. S. 0.]

V..Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of War to transfer to the militia cavalry organization at Chattanooga, Tennessee, a certain un. used 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.

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 wili. tary organization.

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-sis, 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.

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. [981801, M. S. 0.]
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

Lieutenant General, Chief of Staf. OFFICIAL: F. C. AINSWORTH,

The Military Secretary.

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