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ground that they are in violation of the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, might try that question in the Supreme Court of the United States. I think this would have satisfied those who oppose the view which Congress evidently entertains of the treaty, and might avoid the necessity for either diplomatic negotiation or further decision by an arbitral tribunal Congress, however, has not thought it wise to accept the suggestion, and, therefore, I must proceed in the view, which I have expressed and am convinced is the correct one, as to the proper construction of the treaty and the limitations which it imposes upon the United States. I do not find that the bill here in question violates those limitations.

On the whole, I believe the bill to be one of the most beneficial that has passed this or any other Congress, and I find no reason in the objections made to the bill which should lead me to delay until another session of Congress, provisions that are imperatively needed now in order that due preparation by the world may be made for the opening of the canal.

WM. H. TAFT. THE WHITE HOUSE, August, 24, 1912.

CHAP. 391.-An Act Making appropriation for the support of Aug. 24, 1912, (H. R. 25531.j the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen [Public, No. hundred and thirteen, and for other purposes.

338.] 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 569. (Twenty per centum increase on pay of enlisted men

service not to apply to service in Canal Zone. See p. 57.) SIXTY-SECOND CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION.

CHAP. 31.-An Act To pay certain employees of the Govern. Feb. 7, 1913.

(H. R. 23451.] ment for injuries received while in the discharge of their duties.

[Private, No. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 37 Stat. L.,

125. tives of the United States of America in Congress assem- pt. 2, p. 1361. bled, That twenty thousand eight hundred and sixty-tion for paying

Appropria three dollars and ninety-eight cents be, and the same is claims for perhereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury to Government not otherwise appropriated, to pay certain employees of employees. the United States Government for personal injuries received while in discharge of their duties, without any fault on their part, and to pay certain other claims for damages to, and loss of private property by the various departments of the Government, as hereinafter stated, the same being in full, and the receipt of the same being taken in each case as full and final release and discharge of the respective claims, namely:

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Peter W.

To pay five hundred dollars to Peter W. Wigginton

Wigginton. for the crushing of his ankle joint while in the discharge of his duty on the Isthmus of Panama. To pay five hundred dollars to Raymond R. Ridenour Raymond R.

Ridenour for injury to his hand while in the discharge of his duty on the Isthmus of Panama.

Charles E. To pay one thousand five hundred dollars to the heirs

Stump. of Charles E. Stump, who lost his life from injuries received while in discharge of his duties on the Isthmus of Panama.

CHAP. 58.-An Act To pay certain employees of the Govern- Feb. 18, 1913. ment for injuries received while in the discharge of their duties,

(H. R. 24121.) and other claims.

[Private, No.

134.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- pt.37, Stanza...

2, p. 1372 tives of the United States of America in Congress assemBled, That twenty-two thousand two hundred and thirty-tions for pay

Appropriaone dollars and thirty-eight cents be, and the same ing claims for

personal is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treas-juries to Govury not otherwise appropriated, to pay certain employees ployees. of the United States Government for personal injuries received while in the discharge of their duties, without any fault on their part; the same being in full, the receipt of the same to be taken in each case as full and final release and discharge of the respective claims, namely:

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John and Bessie Maher.

Oscar T. Lackey.

To pay one thousand nine hundred and eighty dollars to John and Bessie Maher, dependent father and mother of Edward Maher, who lost his life on the Isthmus of Panama, said sum being equal to one year's pay at the rate of compensation being paid him at the time of his death.

To pay one thousand five hundred dollars to Oscar F. Lackey, for injuries received while in the employ of the Isthmian Canal Commission as assistant engineer in construction of the Panama Canal on November twenty-first, nineteen hundred and five.

To pay two thousand dollars to Pedro Sanches, as compensation for the loss of both hands, which were blown off by a premature explosion of dynamite in Culebra Cut, Canal Zone, on March sixteenth, nineteen hundred and eight.

To pay one thousand nine hundred and fifty-one dollars and thirty-eight cents to John H. Cole, as compensation for severe personal injuries and the loss of his right hand while in the employ of the Isthmian Canal Commission in the Canal Zone on May seventh, nineteen hundred and eight.

Pedro Sanches.

John H. Cole.

Robert Cog- To pay one thousand five hundred dollars to Robert gan.

Coggan, dependent father of Clifford J. Coggan, who was killed in the line of his duty while in the employ of the United States Government on the Panama Canal.

Feb. 28, 1913. CHAP. 86.-An Act Making appropriations for the Diplomatic [H. R. 28607.) and Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, (Public, No. nineteen hundred and fourteen.

394.) 37 Stat. L., (Relief and protection of American seamen and shippt. 1, p. 688.

wrecked American seamen on Isthmian Canal Zone. See p. 239.)

Mar. 1, 1913. [S. 4043.)

CHAP. 90.--An Act Divesting intoxicating liquors of their in

terstate character in certain cases. [Public, No.

398.) (Applicable to Isthmian Canal Zone. See p. 239.) 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 699.

Mar. 4, 1913.

CHAP. 142.-An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, (H. R. 26680.j executive, and judicial expenses of the Governmeut for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and [Public, No. 427.]

for other purposes. 37 Stat. L., pt. 1, p. 739. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemLegislative, bled, That the following sums be, and the same are herejudicial quereital vez pand by, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not propriations, otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the

service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

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Contingent expenses of branch offices at Panama,

including furniture, fuel, lights, expenses. works and periodicals relating to hydrography, marine meterology, navigation, surveying, oceanography, and terrestrial magnetism, stationery, miscellaneous articles, rent and care of offices, care of time balls, car fare and ferriage in visiting merchant vessels, freight and express charges, telegrams, and other necessary expenses incurred in collecting the latest information for the Pilot Charts, and for other purposes for which the offices were established, $11,000.

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CHAP. 149.–An Act Making appropriations to supply defi- Mar. 4, 1913. ciencies in appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and (H. R. 28858.) thirteen and for prior years, and for other purposes.

[Public, No.

434.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 37 Stat. L.. tives of the United States of America in Congress assem- pt. 1, p. 912.

. bled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropri- Deficiencies

appropriations. ated, to supply the deficiencies in appropriatons for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirteen and for prior years, and for other purposes, namely:

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PAYMENT TO PANAMA UNDER TREATY OF NOVEMBER Panama.

Annual pay. EIGHTEENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THREE: To enable ment to. the Secretary of State to pay to the Government of Panama the first annual payment due on February twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, from the Government of the United States to the Government of Panama under the treaty of November eighteenth, nineteen hundred and three, $250,000.

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RESOLUTIONS. [No. 8.) Joint Resolution Granting the temporary use of certain Feb. 16, 1912. lands in the Presidio of San Francisco and Fort Mason (Cali- (H. J. Res. fornia) Military Reservations to the Panama-Pacific International

194.) Exposition Company.

(Pub. Res.,

No. 20.] Whereas the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 37 Stat. L., Company, a corporation existing under the laws of Cali- pt. 1, p. 629.

Panama-Pafornia, has applied for the use of certain portions ofcific Exposithe lands of the United States military reservations at the

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Presidio of San Francisco and Fort Mason, California ; and

Whereas it appears that said International Exposition Company desires the use of said lands for temporary use for exposition purposes, and that said portions of said military reservations that are not occupied by buildings are available for such temporary use; and

Whereas it also appears that said International Exposition Company agrees that at the expiration of the exposition, and not later than December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, it will vacate the said lands and deliver over the same to the United States Government for the use of the War Department;

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Presidio of That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, auand Fort Ma- thorized to grant to the said Panama-Pacific InterPortions of

national Exposition Company permission to occupy and may be used utilize for exposition purposes, and until December by Exposition Company. thirty-first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, such portion or

portions of the United States military reservations of the Presidio of San Francisco and Fort Mason, State of California, as may be designated by the Secretary of of War for such purposes and subject to such conditions, provisions, restrictions, and regulations as the Secretary

of War may from time to time prescribe: Provided, Deliveryanat That all improvements, alterations, and additions, except

buildings of a temporary character, made necessary on said Government land by its use for exposition purposes shall, on expiration of the grant hereby made, be delivered over to the United States Government by said Panama-Pacific International Exposition Company for

the use of the War Department: And provided further, Removal, That all work necessary to be done to effect the removal

of all buildings or improvements on said lands not desired by the War Department shall be done by the said exposition company without cost to the United States.

The permission of Congress is hereby given unto said be temporarily Panama-Pacific International Exposition Company tem

porarily to close until December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, the following streets of San Francisco, California, to wit: Lyon Street, from Lombard Street to the Bay of San Francisco; Lewis Street, from the Presidio to Fort Mason; Tonquin Street, from the Presidio to Fort Mason; Jefferson Street, from the Presidio to Fort Mason; Beach Street, from the Presidio to Fort Mason; North Point Street, from the Presidio to Fort Mason; Bay Street, from the Presidio to Van Ness Avenue; Francisco Street, from the Presidio to Van Ness Avenue; and Chestnut Street, from the Presidio to Van Ness Avenue.

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