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CHAP. 7.-An Act To provide for the extension of time within which home-- January 27, 1906. stead settlers may establish their residence upon certain lands which were heretofore
(S. 321.) a part of the Uinta Indian Reservation, within the counties of Vinta and Wasatch, [Public. No. 7.) in the State of Utah.
Vol. 32, p. 998.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the homestead settlers
l'inta Indian Reser. on lands which were heretofore a part of the Uinta Indian Reservation, Time extended w within the counties of Uinta and Wasatch, in the State of Utah, opened Vol. 82, p. 263. under the Acts of May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and two, and March third, nineteen hundred and three, and March third, nineteen
Vol. 33, p. 1069 hundred and five, be, and they are hereby, granted an extension of Post, p. 8119. time in which to establish their residence upon the lands so opened and tiled upon until the fifteenth day of May, anno Domini nineteen hundred and six: Provided, however, That this Act shall in no manner
Validity, etc., of fil. affect the regularity or validity of such filings, or any of them, so made ings not affected. by the said settlers on the lands aforesaid; and it is only intended hereby to extend the time for the establishment of such residence as herein provided, and the provisions of said Acts are in no other manner to be affected or modified.
Approved, January 27, 1906.
CHAP. 9.–An Act To amend an Act approved February third, nineteen hun
February 2, 1906.
(H. R. 12314.) dred and five, authorizing the construction of a bridge across Red River at Shreveport, Louisiana.
(Public, No. 8.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section five of the Act
Time extended to of Congress approved February third, nineteen hundred and five, enti- Shreveport, La., for
bridging. tled “An Act to authorize the construction of a bridge across Red Vol. 33, p. 630. River, at Shreveport, Louisiana,” be, and is hereby, amended to read as follows:
“SEC. 5. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within one year and Post, D. 1255. completed witbin three years from February third, nineteen hundred and six.”
Approved, February 2, 1906.
Time of construction.
CHAP. 80.-An Act To extend the time for the completion of a bridge across February 5, 1906. the Missouri River at Yankton, South Dakota.
(Public, No. 9.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section six of the Act approved March ninth, nineteen hundred and four, authorizing the Yankton, Norfolk and Yankton, Norfolk and Southern Railway Company to construct a Company for bridg combined railroad, wagon, and foot passenger bridge across the Mis-ing, at 'Yankton, s. souri River at or near the city of Yankton, South Dakota, as amended by the Act approved January twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and Vol. 33, p. 62. tive, be, and is hereby, amended by extending the time for commencing Vol. 33, p. 621. the construction of said bridge to March ninth, nineteen hundred and seven, and by extending the time for completing said bridge to March pinth, nineteen hundred and nine.
Post, p. 1058 Approved, February 5, 1906.
Time of construction.
February 5, 1906. CHAP. 81.-An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act authorizing the Winnipeg, (S. 979.)
Yankton and Gulf Railroad Company to construct a combined railroad, wagon, and (Public, No. 10.) foot-passenger bridge acroes the Missouri River at or near the city of Yankton, South
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Missouri River.
Time extended for States of America in Congress assembled, That section six of “An Act bridging by Winni: authorizing the Winnipeg, Yankton and Gulf Railroad Company to per mark company at construct a combined railroad, wagon, and foot-passenger bridge across Yankton, S. Dåk. the Missouri River at or near the city of Yankton, South Dakota,'
Vol. 83. p. 157.
Act approved February eleventh, nineteen hundred and five, be, and
bridge is required to be commenced shall be within one year and the Time of construc- time within which it is required that said bridge shall be completed
shall be within three years from the date of the approval of this Act.
Approved, February 5, 1906.
Mobile Bay, Ala.
Construction of wharves etc.
February 5, 1906. CHAP. 82.-An Act To authorize the Mobile Railway and Dock Company to (S. 1747.)
construct and maintain a bridge or viaduct across the water between the end of (Public, No. 11.) Cedar Point and Dauphin Island.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, that the Mobile Railway Dock Company may and Dock Company, a corporation created and existing under an act
of the general assembly of the State of Alabama, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct and maintain a railroad bridge for the passage of railway engines and cars across the water between Cedar Point and
Dauphin Island, in Mobile County, State of Alabama, said bridge or Unobstructed navi- viaduct to be constructed so as not to obstruct navigation between gation.
Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound.
Sec. 2. That said Mobile Railway and Dock Company is authorized to build wharves and docks out from the east end of Little Dauphin Island into the waters of Mobile Bay and to dredge a channel from the
deep water of the said bay to the terminal of wharves and into said Provisos.
docks: Provided, That any bridge, wharves, or docks constructed Lawful structures and post routes. under this Act and according to its limitations shall be a lawful struc
ture and shall be known and recognized as a post route, and the same is hereby declared to be a post route, upon which also no · higher charge shall be made for the transportation over the same of the mails, the troops, or munitions of war of the United States than the
rate per inile paid for transportation over railroads or public highTelegraph rights.
ways leading to the said bridge, and the United States shall have the
right of way for a postal telegraphacross said bridge: Provided also, Use by other roads. That all railroad companies desiring the use of said bridge, wharves,
or docks shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges rela
tive to the passage of railway trains or cars over the same, and over Compensation. the approaches thereto, upon payment of a reasonable compensation
for such use; and in case of any disagreement between the parties in regard to the terms of such use or the sums to be paid, all matters at issue shall be determined by the Secretary of War, upon hearing the
allegation and proofs submitted to him. Secretary of War to SEC. 3. That the bridge and drawbridges, wharves, and docks authorapprove plans, etc.
ized to be constructed under this Act shall be located and built and subject to such regulations for the security of the navigation of said pass and Mobile Bay as the Secretary of War shall prescribe; and the said company or corporation shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawing of the proposed bridge and drawbridges, wharves, and docks, and a map of the location giving for the space of one-half mile on each side of said bridge
and wharves, the direction and strength of the currents, and the soundings accurately showing the bed of the water, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; and until the said plan and location of the bridge and drawbridges, wharves, and docks are approved by the Secretary of War work thereon shall not be commenced; and should any change be made in the plan of said bridge and drawbridges, wharves, or docks during the progress of construction or after completion such change shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.
Sec. 4. That Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repral Amendment this Act at any time; and if at any time navigation between Mississippi Sound and the Bay of Mobile shall in any manner be obstructed or impaired by the said works, the Secretary of War shall have authority, and it shall be his duty, to require the said company to alter or remove the said works at its own expense, in such manner as may be proper to secure free and complete navigation without impediment.
Sec. 5. That the draws provided for the bridge herein authorized Opening drawb. to be constructed sball be opened promptly upon reasonable signal for the passing of boats; and said company or corporation shall maintain, Lights, etc. at its own expense, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or other signals on said bridge as the Light-House Board shall prescribe.
Sec. 6. That all telephone and telegraph companies shall be granted vielephone, etc., equal rights and privileges in the construction and operation of their lines across said bridge; and if actual construction of the works herein autborized shall not be commenced within one year from the passage of this Act and be completed within five years from same date, the. rights and privileges hereby granted shall cease and be determined.
Approved, February 5, 1906.
Time of construction.
CHAP. 88.-An Act To provide for a land district in Yellowstone, Carbon, and
February 5, 1906. Rosebud counties, in the State of Montana, to be known as the Billings land district.
(H. R. 8994.):
(Public, No. 12.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the State of Montana included within the present boundaries of Yellow-trict, Montana, stone and Carbon counties and all that portion of the ceded and unceded part of the Crow Indian Reservation lying witbin the limits of Rosebud County, west of the Big Horn River, is hereby constituted a new land district, and that the land office for said district shall be located at Billings, in said Yellowstone County.
Approved, February 5, 1906.
CHAP. 158.-An Act To provide for the selection of grand and petit jurors for February 9, 1906. the district courts in the Territory of Oklahoma.
[H. R. 6289.]
[Public, No. 13.) Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That until otherwise provided selection of by the legislature of Oklahoma it shall be the duty of the judge of the Appointment of district court in each judicial district of the Territory of Oklahoma to
jury commissionen. appoint in each county of bis district two discreet, honorable, and reputable persons of opposite politics, and having the qualifications of jurors as prescribed by the laws of said Territory, and not interested in any cause, civil orcriminal, pending in the district court of the county for which he is appointed, which two persons, together with the clerk of the district court, or his resident deputy, in such county, shall constitute a board of jury commissioners. Said commissioners shall Meeting.
meet at the office of the clerk of the district court upon the order of the judge of said court at least once each year, at such time as the judge sball designate, and after baving taken and subscribed an oath that they will honestly, faithfully, and impartially discharge their duties as such jury commissioners, shall proceed to select the names of not: less than three bundred nor more than three hundred and twenty-five persons, having and possessing the qualifications of jurors as prescribed by the laws of said Territory of Oklahoma. Said names for jurors shall be apportioned to and selected from the several voting precincts
in said county as near'as practicable according to the voting popuSelection of names. lation of each precinct. The board of jury commissioners shall
make a list of said names, showing the election precinct from which Filing the list. each juror was selected, and shall certify to the same and file said list
in the office of the clerk of the district court for the county for which
said names were selected. The clerk shall record said list upon the Procedure. journal of the court and certify to the correctness thereof.
As soon as said list is completed and recorded the clerk of the district court sball forth with write each of said names upon a separate slip of paper, which slips shall be of uniform size and color, and shall fold said slips and place them in a box provided with two locks and keys of different designs and securely lock the same, leaving no opening. When said box is closed and locked, the key of one lock shall be retained by the clerk and the other shall be delivered to and retained by the sheriff of the county. Prior to any term of court at which a grand or petit jury will be required the judge of the district court shall certify to the clerk of the district court the number of jurors that will be required for
either a grand or a petit jury, and direct said jury to be drawn and Empaneling the summoned at such times as he shall direct. Upon receiving such
order the clerk of the district court shall notify the sheriff of the time of the drawing of such jury, and the sheriff or one of his deputies, and the clerk of the district court or one of his deputies, shall take said box containing the names of the jurors so selected and thoroughly shake the same. They shall then together, in the presence of each other, open said jury box, and after placing the same in a position that neither can see into it, shall draw therefrom alternately one name at a time and record the same until the number of jurors have been drawn required in the order of the judge, which may be not to exceed thirty persons from which to select a grand jury and not to exceed forty persons from which to select a petit jury. As soon as said jurors are drawn and the names recorded, the slips drawn shall be destroyed and the box securely locked and
retained in the custody of the clerk, one key being retained by Grand and petit the sheriff. Upon the completion of such drawing the clerk sball Issue of separate issue separate venires for the grand and petit jurors, returnable at
such time as the judge sball in his order direct. The first names drawn to the number stated in the judge's order shall be summoned as grand jurors, and the grand jury shall be empaneled from said persons:
Provided, That additional and other drawings inay be had at such Ings.
times as the court or judge may order for the completion of the panel of either the grand or petit jury, or for the empaneling of a new grand jury during any term of court, if, in the judgment of the court, the same shall become necessary, or if, for any cause, the court, in its discretion, shall deem other jurors necessary. The court may excuse or discharge any person drawn and summoned as a grand or petit juror
whenever, in the discretion of the court, such action may be deemed Completion of the expedient: Provided further, That at any time during a term of court petit jūry:
after a petit jury has been drawn and summoned in the manner as herein provided, when for the trial of any cause, civil or criminal, the regular panel of jurors shall appear to be insufficient, the jury may be completed from talesmen or the court may direct that an open venire
Provisos. Additional draw
issue to the marshal or sheriff for such number of jurors as may be
Sec. 2. That the commissioners shall each receive as compensation comomoneation of
employed to be determined by the judge and to be paid upon the order of the judge of the district court, either by the United States or the county, as the judge in his order shall direct. The Service of venires. renires for juries, grand or petit, may be served by either the United States marshal or the sheriff
of the county, as the court or judge sball order.
Sec. 3. That all laws of the Territory of Oklahoma inconsistent with Repeal. the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved, February 9, 1906.
Vol. 32. p. 627.
CHAP. 156.-An Act To amend paragraph thirty-four of section seven of an Act February 9. 1906. entitled "An Act making appropriations to provide for the expenses of the govern
(H. R. 9757] ment of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen [Public. So. 14.) hundred and three, and for other purposes," approved July first, nineteen hundred and two.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That paragraph thirty-four District of Columbia. of section seven of the Act of Congress approved July tirst, nineteen
Fuel hucksters. hundred and two, entitled "An Act making appropriations to provide for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three, and for other purposes," be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding thereto the following:
“Persons licensed to store or sell kerosene or oils of like grade, or License tax on per: explosives of any kind, shall pay a license tax of one dollar per annum explosires, etc. for each permit issued; for storing or selling fireworks the license tax shall be fifty cents per annum for each permit issued; for storing or selling gasoline or oils of like grade the license tax shall be five dollars per annum for each permit issued: Provided. That persons paying a sicense tax as fuel bucksters shall not be required to pay an additional storing, etc.. not re tax for storing or selling such articles."
quired of hucksters. Approved, February 9, 1906.
mits to store and sell
The American SA. tional Bank of Gra
Mas move to Blue
CHAP. 255.-An Act To authorize The American National Bank of Grabam, February 15, 1900. Virginia, to change its location and name.
(Public. So. 15.) Beit enactea by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That The American National Bank of Graham, now located at Graham, Tazewell County, State of ham. Va Virginia, is hereby authorized to change its location, or place where field, w. vas its operations of discount and deposit are carried on, to the town of Bluefield, Mercer County, State of West Virginia, and its corporate title to The American National Bank of Bluefield, by and with the consent of the Comptroller of the Currency, whenever the sharebolders owning two-thirds of the stock of said bank, at a meeting called for that purpose, determine to make such change: Provided, That there shall be sent to the Comptroller of Currency a duly removal, etc.