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and appliances. Lessees of bathhouses on the permanent reservation shall, under the direction of the superintendent, cultivate and maintain the parts of the bathhouse park in front of their respective bathhouses, the space for each to cultivate to be allotted by the superintendent.
RULE 15. Each bathhouse manager, clerk, and attendant shall be required to have a full and complete understanding of the bathhouse rules and regulations before entering upon his duties.
The superintendent is authorized to require the discharge of any bathhouse manager, clerk, attendant, mercury rubber, or masseur for bathhouse or doctor drumming, or refusing or neglecting to carry out the bathhouse rules and regulations according to the true intent and meaning thereof.
Any person discharged for cause from a bathhouse or removed at the request of the superintendent shall not be again employed by the same or any other bathhouse or permitted to render service in any bathhouse without the written consent of the superintendent. Managers must promptly report in writing to the superintendent the name of any person so removed.
RULE 16. Automobiles will not be permitted on the roads in the Hot Springs Reservation without the consent of the Secretary of the Interior first had and obtained.
A neatly framed copy of the rules and regulations now in force, to gether with the prices of baths and attendant's fees, both separately and combined, printed in large black type on white cardboard, shall be conspicuously posted in the office of each bathhouse.
PHYSICIAN'S APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION.
To the board of physicians appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to pass upon the
qualifications and character of physicians to prescribe the waters from the Hot Springs Reservation:
1. I was born at..
(State common school or collegiate.)
(If the latter, name of college and date of degree.) 3. I graduated in medicine from.
..on the.... ..day
(Give name of college.) of.......
1..... 4. My State certificate was issued.
(When and where.) 5. From what county issued....
(When.) 6. Society membership:
(Yes or no.) 7. I have practiced at my present location.... - years, and have practiced at
the following places for the years named. 8. I now hold or have held the following positions.
(Give places of trust or honor
held now or in the past; prices received and dispensary or college appointments.) 9. I have during the 10 years next preceding the date of this application resided at
the following-named places, and was engaged in the following business:
(State period of residence at each place and business engaged in while there.)
10. I am.
(State “ general practitioner" or specialty, if any.)
11. Do you employ drummers to solicit business?....
(Yes or no.) 12. Do you pay commissions on any of your professional business, either directly or indirectly?.
(Yes or no.) 13. Have you paid commissions on any of your professional business or given any
thing of value, either directly or indirectly, for such purposes during the past two years?....
(Yes or no.) 14. If so, when did you quit, and why?.....
(Date.) 15. If registered, will you faithfully observe the rules and regulations approved by
the Secretary of the Interior regarding the use of the waters of the Hot Springs?.....
(Yes or no.) 16. My office is..... Street; residence.
Street; telephone number. Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me this. day of.... 191.....
Notary Public. My commission expires.. Reported and examined.
REGULATIONS OF JULY 7, 1900, FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE
FREE BATHHOUSE. These baths are provided and maintained by the United States pursuant to the requirements of the act of Congress approved December 16, 1878 (20 Stat., 258), for the use of the indigent only; neither the manager nor attendants are authorized to supply them to others.
The manager of the free bathhouse is required to enforce a strict observance of the following rules and regulations:
RULE 1. No baths will be supplied except on written application made on blanks furnished at the office of the bathhouse, making full answers to the questions therein propounded; then if the applicant is found to be indigent (in accordance with the common acceptance of the word), the manager will issue a ticket good for 21 baths, which may be reissued on the same application if necessary.
RULE 2. Persons using the free baths are required to maintain quiet and orderly deportment while in or about the bathhouse, to abstain from the use of tobacco, either by chewing or smoking, while in the pool rooms, dressing rooms, or office, not to scatter rags or paper on the floor, or to loiter in or about the building after bathing.
RULE 3. The wanton exposure of person or entering any of the front rooms in a nude state, the use of loud, vulgar, or profane language, and the use of rags, paper, soap, or any foreign substance in the pool rooms are positively prohibited.
RULE 4. Persons using these baths are not allowed to stand or sit on or in any way interfere with the water pipes or valves or to stand on the chairs or benches. All persons entering the house are required to clean their feet at the door and avoid as much as possible bringing, dirt or mud on the floors. Boys over 5 years of age will not be allowed in the female department during bathing hours.
RULE 5. Any willful or repeated violation of these rules, or any disorderly or contemptuous conduct, will subject the persons so
offending to suspension or expulsion, at the discretion of the superintendent of the reservation.
RULE 6. Neither the manager nor the Government attendants shall be allowed to receive or become responsible for any valuables or to charge any fee for any service rendered to bathers which comes within the direct line of their duty.
RULE 7. The manager is required to enforce all the foregoing rules and to maintain good order in and about the bathhouse, to see that all indigent persons applying are supplied with baths, and to make a written report to the superintendent each month on blank forms supplied for that purpose. He may reject any application for free baths if he has reason to believe the applicant has made false answers in his written application, and the aggrieved may appeal to the superintendent of the reservation.
APPLICATION FOR BATHS AT THE GOVERNMENT FREE BATH
HOUSE AT HOT SPRINGS, ARK.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.
HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION.
The acts of Congress approved December 16, 1878 (20 Stat., 258), and March 2, 1911, restrict the use of free baths to the indigent; in other words, to persons who are poor, needy, in want, or without means of comfortable subsistence.
Act of March 2, 1911: "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That only persons who are without and unable to obtain the means to pay for baths and are suffering from ailments for which bathing in the water of the Hot Springs Reservation will afford relief or effect a cure shall be permitted to bathe at the free bathhouse on the public reservation at Hot Springs, Arkansas, and before any person shall be permitted to bathe at the free bathhouse on the reservation he shall be required to make oath, before such officer duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes as the Superintendent of the Hot Springs Reservation shall designate, that he is without and unable to obtain the means to pay for baths, and any person desiring to bathe at the free bathhouse on the Hot Springs Reservation making à false oath as to his financial condition shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not to exceed $25, or thirty days' imprisonment, or both.”
Persons desiring to use the free baths are required to answer the following questions,
years. Have you a family?..
How many in family?. Occupation,
Are you able to work?.. Are you employed now?.
By whom?.. In what capacity?...
Do you wish to bathe for your health?. With what disease are you afflicted?.
How long afflicted?.. Are you under treatment of a physician at Hot Springs?.
If so, give his name and address, Do you own any real estate?.
If so, where situate? What is the value of your personal property? $.
How much money have you? $.
(Sign here.) Hot SPRINGS, ARK.
191 Subscribed and sworn to before me this the..
.day of.... 191.. (NOTARIAL SEAL.)
STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR HOT SPRINGS RESERVA.
TION FROM MARCH 3, 1877, TO JUNE 30, 1915.
TITLE: PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION.
Revenue fund, derived from water and ground rents and sales of lots and improvements, as provided by act of March 3, 1877, treated by Treasury Department, for bookkeeping purposes, as Indefinite appropriation:
Improvement of Whittington Lake Reserve from proceeds from sale of
lands, included in above fund, 18923 (sundry civil act of Aug. 5,
1892)... To repay expenditures upon a sewer, 1896 (act of May 1, 1896).. Survey of the sewer system of the city of Hot Springs, preparation of
plans and estimate of cost of increasing present storm-drainage system as well as present sanitary sewer system of the city of Hot Springs, onehalf ($5,000) to be paid from the revenues of the reservation and onehalf ($5,000) to be paid by the city of Hot Springs (sundry civil act of Aug. 24, 1912), $10,000...
TITLE: IMPROVEMENT HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION.1
SPECIFIC APPROPRIATIONS BY CONGRESS FROM REVENUE FUND.
Improvement of Hot Springs Creek, 1883.3 (Sundry civil act of Aug. 7, 1882)..
$33, 744.78 This amount accrued to the revenue fund from operation of the bathhouses by the Court of Claims receiver in 1878.
1 Designations given on books of Treasury Department. 3 Years scheduled on books of Treasury Department. • Received from the sale of Government lots in the city of Hot Springs. • Without year.
TITLE: SALARIES AND EXPENSES HOT SPRINGS COMMISSION.' Salaries and expenses Hot Springs Commission, 18772 (sundry civil act of Mar. 3, 1877).
3 $27,500.00 Same as above, 1878 (deficiency act of Dec. 15, 1877).
3 15,000.00 Same as above, 1879 (act of Dec. 16, 1878)..
3 27,500.00 Same as above, 1879 (deficiency act of Mar. 3, 1879).
3 12,000.00 Total......
4 82,000.00 TITLE: PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION." SPECIFIC APPROPRIATIONS BY CONGRESS FROM MONEYS IN TREASURY NOT OTHER
WISE APPROPRIATED. Improvement of Hot Springs Creek, 1885 ? (sundry civil act of July 7, 1884)....
5 $75,000.00 Same as above, 1886 (sundry civil act of Mar. 3, 1885).
68,000.00 Same as above, 1887 (sundry civil act of Aug. 4, 1886).
520,000.00 Reservoirs, pumps, piping, and improvement of the free bathhouse, 1889 (sundry civil act of Oct. 2, 1888).
5 36,000.00 Improvement of the free bathhouse, 1890 (deficiency act of Apr. 4, 1890).
33,200.00 For mains, pipes, pumping engine, etc., 1891 (deficiency act of Sept. 30, 1890).
3 5,000.00 Construction of roads, 1892 (sundry civil act of Mar. 3, 1891).
6 5,000.00 Total......
152, 200.00 TITLE: HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION.1 SPECIFIC APPROPRIATIONS BY CONGRESS FROM MONEYS IN TREASURY NOT OTHER
WISE APPROPRIATED. Repairs to roads, drives, etc., and remodeling the free bathhouse, 1903 ? (sundry civil act of June 28, 1902)....
$47, 562. 00 Repairs to roads, etc., and storage reservoir, 1904 (sundry civil act of Mar. 3, 1903)...
30, 500.00 Reimbursement of disbursing officer, 1904 (deficiency act of Feb. 18, 1904)...
6 500.00 Installation of electric motor for the free bathhouse, 1904 (deficiency act of Apr. 27, 1904)..
51, 550.00 For gutters on mountain roads, 1905 (sundry civil act of Apr. 28, 1904) 58,000.00 Filling lakes in Whittington Park, 1906 (sundry civil act of Mar. 3, 1905)....
94, 112.00 TITLE: CLAIMS FOR CONDEMNATION OF BUILDINGS, HOT SPRINGS
RESERVATION.1 SPECIFIC APPROPRIATIONS (INDEFINITE) FROM MONEYS IN TREASURY NOT OTHER
WISE APPROPRIATED (SUNDRY CIVIL ACT OF MAR. 3, 1901). 1902 2
$26, 385. 45 1903.
3 18, 372. 07 1904.
8 2,935. 00 Total......
51, 192. 52 Up to June 30, 1915, in addition to the above appropriations, there has been expended the sum of $464,811.39, under the direction of the War Department, upon the Army and Navy Hospital, located on Hot Springs Reservation.
1 Designations given on hooks of Treasury Departmeni.
* Reimbursable from fund arising from sale of Hot Springs lots, but treated by Treasury Department