« PreviousContinue »
Page. Monument, Monterey, Cal. An act to aid in the completion of a monument at Monterey, Cali
fornia, to commemorate the taking possession of the Pacific coast by Commodore John D.
1408 Navy, George R. Plummer. An act to authorize the appointment of Acting Assistant Surgeon
George R. Plummer, United States Navy, as an assistant surgeon in the United States Navy.
1408 Alabama, canceled homestead entries. An act to amend an act entitled An act for the relief of
certain homestead settlers in the State of Alabama,” approved February twenty-fourth, nine-
1408 Immigrant station, New Orleans, La. An act to provide for the establishment of an immigration
station at New Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, and the erection in said city, on a site
1409 Monument, Tippecanoe, Ind. An act to erect a monument on the Tippecanoe battle ground in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. March 4, 1907..
1410 Porto Rico, naval reservations. An act to readjust the boundaries of the naval reservations in Porto
Rico established in pursuance of the act of July first, nineteen hundred and two. March
1410 Monument, Chalmette, La. An act providing for the completion by the Secretary of War of a monu
ment to the memory of the American soldiers who fell in the battle of New Orleans at Chal-
1411 Alaska, Metlakahtla Indians. An act to confer certain civic rights on the Metlakahtla Indians of Alaska. March 4, 1907..
1411 Immigrant station, Galveston, Tex. An act to provide for the establishment of an immigration sta
tion at Galveston, in the State of Texas, and the erection in said city, on a site to be selected
1412 District of Columbia, medical examiners. An act to amend the act entitled "An act to regulate the
practice of medicine and surgery in the District of Columbia," approved June third, eighteen. hundred and ninety-six. March 4, 1907....
1412 Columbus memorial. An act to provide a suitable memorial to the memory of Christopher Columbus. March 4, 1907...
1413 Ficarilla Indian Reservation, N. Mex., allotments, ctc. An act to quiet title to lands on Jicarilla
Reservation, and to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cause allotments to be made,
1413 Oklahoma, land to Chandler. An act to authorize the legislature of Oklahoma to dispose of a certain section of school land. March 4, 1907....
1414 Phoenir, Ariz., water plant. An act to enable the city of Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona
Territory. to use the proceeds of certain municipal bonds for the purchase of the plant of the
141 Dam, Missouri Rirer. An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the Ox Bow Power Company of South Dakota to construct a dam across the Missouri River." March 4, 1907..
1415 Inmigrant statio .. Charleston, S. C. An act to provide for the establishment of an imınigration sta
tion at Charleston, in the State of South ('arolina, and the erection in said city, on a site to be
1115 Obsolete ordnance, Valley Forge Park, Pa. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to loan and
deliver certain brass field pieces to the Valley Forge Park Commission of the State of
1415 Sirteen-hour act. An act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by limiting the hours of service of employees thereon. March 4, 1907.
1415 United States courts, district judges. “An act to amend section five hundred and ninety-one of the
Revised Statutes of the United States, relative to the assignment of district judges to perform
1417 Nary, Harold D. Childs. An act for the relief of Harold D. Childs. March 4, 1907.
1417 RESOLUTIONS. Congressional employees, December salaries. 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 six, on the twentieth day of said month. December 18, 1906.. 1418 Bridge, Fort Snelling. Joint resolution relating to the construction of a bridge at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. January 12, 1907..
1418 Panama Canal message. Joint resolution to provide for the printing of sixteen thousand copies of
Senate Document Numbered One hundred and forty-four, Fifty-ninth Congress, second ses-
1418 Public lands, leares of absence. Joint resolution authorizing temporary leaves of absence for homestead settlers. January 18, 1907.
1419 District of Columbia, highway bridge. Joint resolution providing for an extension of time for com
pleting the highway bridge and approaches across the Potomac River at Washington, Dis
1419 Smithsonian Institution Regents, George Gray. Joint resolution to fill a vacancy, in the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. January 21, 1907..
1419 Obsolete ordnance, South Dakota. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to aarnish two
three-inch wrought-iron muzzle-loading cannon. with their carriages, limbers, and access
1420 Roe Reisinger. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to award the Congressional medal of honor to Roe Reisinger. January 25, 1907
Page. Jakima Indian Reservation, Wash., entries. Joint resolution extending protection of second pro
viso of section one of the act of December twenty-first, nineteen hundred and four, to certain entrymen. January 29, 1907..
1420 Postal Commission, second-class matter. Joint resolution continuing the Postal Commission until the close of the present session of Congress. January 30, 1907..
1420 trny supplies, Montana. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to sell certain hay, straw, and grain at Fort Assinniboine. February 1, 1907.
1421 Public lands, time for residence ertended. Joint resolution granting an extension of time to certain homestead entrymen. February 2, 1907.,
1421 Sturgeon Bay, Illinois. Joint resolution declaring Sturgeon Bay, Illinois, not navigable water. February 7, 1907..
1421 Obsolete ordnance, Preston, Ioua. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish two condemned cannon to the mayor of the town of Preston, Iowa. February 8, 1907.
1422 Patents to officials. Joint resolution directing the Secretary of Commerce and Labor to investigate
and report to ('ongress concerning existing patents granted to officers and employees of the
1422 International (ongress of Hygiene. Joint resolution authorizing the President to extend an invita
tion to the Twelfth International Congress of Hygiene and Demography to hold its thirteenth
1422 Medals of honor. Joint resolution relating to the holders of medals of honor. February 27, 1907.. 1422 Army and Navy Union, bailge. Joint resolution anthorizing the wearing of the distinctive badge
adopted by the Army and Navy, Inion upon all occasions of ceremony: March 2, 1907...... 1423 Revision of the lau's
, joint committee
. "Joint resolution to create a joint committee to consider the revision and codification of the laws of the United States: March 2, 1907..
1423 Military Acarlemy, José March Duplat. Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of War to per
mit José March Duplat to receive instruction at the Military Academy at West Point. March
1423 Pocahontas Bell Association. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to furnish metal for a bell. March 2, 1907.
1424 Trent River, North Carolina. Joint resolution relating to securing a channel of six feet depth over
Foys Flats in the Trent River, North Carolina, about four miles above Newbern. March
1424 District of Columbia, (rand Army Monument. Joint resolution authorizir.g the selection of a site
and the erection of a pedestal for the Stephenson Grand Army memorial, in Washington, Dis-
1424 Diretor of the Mint, report. Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to print one
thousand additional copies of the Annual Report of the Director of the Mint. March 4, 1907. 1424 Comptroller of the Currency. Joint resolution providing for an increase in the number of copies to be printed of the Annual Report of the Comptroller of the Currency. March 4, 1907
1425 Industrial Commission files, etc. Joint resolution authorizing the transfer of the files, books, and pamphlets of the Industrial Commission. March 4, 1907
1425 Discases of the Horse, special report. Joint resolution to provide for the printing of two hundred and tiity thousand copies of the special report on the diseases of horses. March 4. 1907.
1425 Second-class mail matter
, document. Joint resolution providing for the printing of five thousand copies of House Document Numbered Six hundred and liity-one, Fifty-ninth ('ongress, second session. March 4, 1907..
1426 Statutes for Department of Justice. Joint resolution authorizing the Attorney-General to print eight hundred and fifty copies of the Session Laws. March 4, 1907.
PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FIFTY-NINTH CONGRESS
Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the
District of Columbia, on Monday, the fourth day of December, 1905, and was
adjourned without day on Saturday, the thirtieth day of June, 1906. THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President; CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS, Vice-President; WILLIAM
P. Frye, President of the Senate pro tempore; John Kean, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, June fifteenth and sixteenth, 1906; JOSEPH G. CANNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CHAP. 1.-An Act To authorize the Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company to construct bridges across Ouachita River and other navigable rivers in the State of Arkansas.
December 15, 1905.
[S. 410.) (Public, No. 1.]
Lawful structure and post route.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Rock Island, Quachita, etc., Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company, a consolidated corpora Rock Island, Arkantion created and existing by virtue of the laws of the States of Railroad Company Arkansas and Louisiana, its successors and assigns be, and is hereby, may bridge. authorized to construct and maintain bridges across the Ouachita River and such other navigable rivers in the State of Arkansas as may be necessary for the crossing of said rivers with its railroad line, at such points as may be selected by said railroad company and approved by the Secretary of War. Said bridges shall be constructed to provide Railroad, wagon
and foot bridge. for the passage of railroad trains, and, at the option of said railroad company by which they may be built, may be used for the passage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals and for foot passengers, for such reasonable rates of toll as may be fixed hy said railroad company and approved by the Secretary of War.
Sec. 2. That the bridges constructed, maintained, and operated under this Act and according to its limitations shall be lawful structures, and shall be recognized and known as post routes, 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 of said mails, troops, and munitions over the railroads and public highways leading to said bridges, and the United States shall have the right of way for postal elegraph, etc., telegraph and telephone purposes over said bridges.
Sec. 3. That all railroad companies desiring the use of said bridges Use by other roads. shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of railway trains over the same and over the approaches thereto upon the payment of a reasonable compensation for such use; and in case the owner or owners of said bridges and the several railroad companies, or any of them, desiring such use shall fail to agree upon the sum or sums to be paid and upon the rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said bridges, all matters at issue hetween them shall be decided hy the Secretary of War upon a hearing of the allegation and proofs of the parties.
VOL XXXIV, PT 1-1
Secretary of War to
SEC. 4. That all bridges authorized to be constructed under this Act approve plans, etc.
shall be built under and subject to such regulations for the security of the navigation of the rivers over which they may be built as the Secretary of War shall prescribe; and to secure that object the said company or corporation shall submit to the Secretary of War for his examination and approval designs and drawings of the bridges and maps of locations selected; and until the said plans and locations are approved
by the Secretary of War the bridges shall not be commenced or built; Changes. and should any changes be made in the plans of said bridges, or any
of them, during the progress of construction, such changes shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War, and all changes in said bridges, or any of them, required by the Secretary of War at any time, or their entire removal, shall be at the expense of the corporations or persons owning or operating said bridges.
Sec. 5. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby
expressly reserved. Time of construc SEC. 6. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction
of the bridges herein authorized is not commenced within one year and completed within three years from the date thereof.
Approved, Deceniber 15, 1905.
December 21, 1905.
CHAP. 2.-An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Colum(H. R. 299.)
bia River by the Portland and Seattle Railway Company. (Public, No, 2.5
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Portland and Seat. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Portland and Seattle the Railway Company Railway Company, a corporation existing under the laws of the State may bridge,
of Washington, its successors and assigns, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct and maintain a bridge across the Columbia River at a place suitable to commerce and not interfering with navigation, at a point at or near Vancouver, in the State of Washington, and to lay on or over said bridge a track or tracks for the more perfect connection of any railroad or railroads that are or shall be constructed toʻsaid river, on
either or both sides thereof at or opposite said point, under the limitaUnobstructed navi- tions and conditions hereinafter provided; that said bridge shall not 'gation. Litigation. interfere with the free navigation of said river, and in case of any liti
gation arising from any obstruction or alleged obstruction to the free navigation of said river by reason of the construction of said bridge, the cause may be tried before the circuit court of the United States in
and for any district in whose jurisdiction any portion of said obstrucBaidroid wagon, tion or bridge may be. Said bridge shall be constructed to provide and foot bridge.
for the passage of railroad trains, and, at the option of the said company or corporation, its successors and assigns, for the safe and convenient passage of wagong and vehicles of all kinds, animals, and foot passengers for such reasonable rates of toll as may be fixed from time
to time by the Secretary of War Drawbridge.
Sec. 2. That said bridge shall be provided with two or more draw openings, each having not less than two hundred feet clear channel way, and in addition to said draw openings one or more tixed channel spans, each having not less than three hundred and fifty feet clear channel way; and every part of the superstructure of said bridge shall give a
clear headroom of not less than six feet above extreme known highLocation of spang.
water mark: Provided, That all spans shall be so located as to afford the greatest possible accommodation to the river traffic, and a draw
opening shall, if practicable, be located next or near shore: Provided Length of spans, etc. also, That if the physical characteristics of the locality so require, and
the interests of navigation he not injured thereby, the lengths of the
fixed spans or the number of draw openings may be reduced: Providel Substitution of also, That for any two adjacent draw openings of two hundred feet each
Construction of piers, etc.
one-draw opening of three hundred feet may be substituted if, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, the interests of navigation be not injured thereby.
Sec. 3. That all draw spans authorized by this Act shall be operated Opening draw. by steam or other reliable mechanical power, and shall be opened promptly upon reasonable signal for the passage of boats, except when trains are passing over said span or spans; but in no case shall unnecessary delay occur in opening said draw after the passage of trains, and also that in case the opening of a draw is delayed by reason of the passing of a train after the signal has been given from a boat ready to pass through, the draw shall be opened for the passage of such boat before another train is allowed to pass over the said span or spans; nor shall there be any unnecessary delay in the passage of trains over the bridge.
Sec. 4. That all piers shall be built parallel with the current of the river at that stage of water which is most important for navigation, and the bridge itself shall be built as nearly as may be at right angles thereto; and that riprapping or other protection for imperfect foundations which will lessen the required waterway shall not be permitted; and also that piers which will produce cross currents or bars dangerous to navigation shall not be constructed; and if, after construction, any piers or accessory works are found to produce the abovementioned effects, or if any riprapping or other protection prohibited by this section is found to exist, the nuisance shall be abated or corrected under the direction of the Secretary of War, at the expense of the company or persons owning, controlling, or operating said bridge,
Sec. 5. That the approaches to said bridge shall be so designed and Approaches. constructed as not to interfere with the free discharge of said river in seasons of flood; and any encroachment on the high-water cross section by piers, solid embanknrents, or otherwise, which will result in unduly accelerating the high-water current at the site of the bridge shall not be allowed. Sec. 6. That any corporation, company, or persons owning, con
Aids to navigation trolling, or operating the bridge built under the authority of this Act shall build and maintain at all times, as accessory works to such bridge, such booms, piers, dikes, guard fences, and similar devices as may be necessary to insure at all times a permanent channel for a sufficient distance above and below the bridge site and for the guiding of rafts, steamboats, and other water craft safely under or through said bridge; and if at any time after the.construction of the bridge and its accessory works the approaches to draw openings, channel spans, or raft passages in said bridge are found to be dangerous or difficult of access by any important class of river traffic, the Secretary of War may, upon the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, order the corporation, company, or persons owning, controlling, or operating said bridge to construct, under his directions, and to maintain such additional sheer booms, dikes, and other devices as will obviate the difficulty mentioned, which additional sheer booms, dikes, and other devices shall be built and maintained at their own expense by said com
Lights, etc. pany or persons; and that said company or persons shall maintain, at their own expense, from sunset to sunrise throughout the season of navigation such lights and other signals on said bridge as may be required by the Light-House Board for the security of navigation. Sec. 7. That the bridge authorized to be constructed by this Act
approve plads, etc. shall be located and built under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation on said river as the Secretary of War shall scribe; and to secure that object said corporation shall submit for his examination a design and drawings of the bridge, piers, approaches, and accessory works, and á map of the location, giving for a space of at least three miles above and one mile below the proposed location the topography of the banks of the river and the shore lines at high and
Secretary of War to