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THE PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

ACTS OF THE FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

(STATUTES 1.-1889–1890.)

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Deficiency appropriations. An act making appropriations to supply a deficiency in the appropriation for public printing and binding for the

fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and for other purposes. December 19, 1889... Eleenth Census Supervisors. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for taking the

Eleventh and subsequent censuses,”approved March first,eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

January 23, 1890.
Luetur. Colo., Park. January 25, 1890..
"Ketu dorth. An act to grant an American register to the ship Kenilworth. February 4, 1890.
Carta, Ter. An act to amend the first section of an act approved June third, eighteen hun-

ired and eighty-four, entitled "An act to amend sections four, five, and nine of an act ap-
proved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled 'An act to
create the northern judicial district of the State of Texas, and to change the eastern and
Sestern judicial districts of said State, and to fix the time and places for holding courts in
suid districts,' and to provide for holding terms of the court of the western judicial district
of Texas at the city of El Paso, and for other purposes,' and for other purposes.” February

4,1890.
Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri

River at some accessible point within one mile north and one mile south and east of the

mouth of the Kansas River. February 6, 1890.. Land Offices, Colo. An act creating three additional land offices in the State of Colorado. Feb

ruary 6, 1890... Mary and Marine Corps, discharges. An act to provide certificates of honorable service to those

who have served in the United States Navy or Marine Corps who have lost their certifi

cates of discharge. February 7, 1890.... St. Augustine, Fla., Park. An act granting the use of certain lands to the city of Saint Augus

tine, Florida, for a public park, and for other purposes. February 11, 1890.. "Mezico." An act to provide an American register for the schooner barge Mexico, of Pensacola,

Florida February 13, 1890..... "Bernard." An act to provide an American register for the steamer Bernard, of Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania. February 13, 1890..
"Jamaica." An act to provide an American register for the steamer Jamaica, of New York.

February 13, 1890..
Hat trimmings. An act to modify existing laws relating to duties on imports and the collec-

tion of the revenue. February 18, 1890.
- Albany, N. ¥., immediate transportation. An act to constitute Albany, New York a port of

immediate transportation. February 19, 1890... Samoan disaster. An act for the relief of the sufferers by the wreck of the United States

steamers Trenton and Vandalia, and the stranding of the United States steamer Nipsic, at

Apia, Samoan Islands. February 19, 1890.....
Volunteer Soldiers' Home, Marion, Ind. An act to appropriate forty thousand dollars for the

maintenance of the Marion Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers,
for year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety. February 19, 1880

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Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction and maintenance of a bridge

across the Missouri River at a point to be selected in the county of Douglas, or in the
county of Sarpy, in the State of Nebraska, and the county of Pottawattamie, in the State

of Iowa, and to make the same a post-route. February 21, 1890
Bridge, Mississippi River. An act to amend and alter an act entitled "An act to authorize

the construction of a railroad, wagon, and foot-passenger bridge across the Mississippi
River at or near Burlington, Iowa," approved August sixth, eighteen hundred and eighty-

eight. February 21, 1890.
Eleventh Census, mortgages. An act to require the Superintendent of Census to ascertain the

number of people who own farms and homes, and the amount of mortgage indebtedness

thereon. February 22, 1890.. Army, brevet rank, Indian campaigns. An act to authorize the President to confer brevet

rank on officers of the United States Army for gallant services in Indian campaigns.

February 27, 1890..
Courts, S. Dak. An act to provide for the time and place of holding the terms of the United

States circuit and district courts in the State of South Dakota. February 27, 1890...
Sioux Indians, N. Dak. An act for the relief of the Sioux Indians at Devil's Lake Agency, North

Dakota. February 27, 1890
Bridge, Mississippi River. An act to amend and alter an act entitled "An act to authorize the

construction of a railroad, wagon, and foot-passenger bridge across the Mississippi River
at or near Clinton, Iowa," approved July sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.

March 1, 1890.
Fort Bliss, Tex. An act to provide for the sale of the site of Fort Bliss, Texas, the sale or re-

moval of the improvements thereof, and for a new site and the construction of suitable

buildings thereon. March 1, 1890... Pensions, totally helpless. An act to increase the pensions of certain soldiers and sailors who

are totally helpless from injuries received or diseases contracted while in the service of

the United States. March 1, 1890. Assistant Secretary of War. An act providing for an Assistant Secretary of War. March 5,

1890
International Industrial Property Conference. An act authorizing the Secretary of State to

appoint two suitable persons to represent the United States at the International Confer-
ence in regard to the protection of industrial property, and making an appropriation

therefor. March 6, 1890..
Courts, Texarkana, Ark. An act to change and fix the time of holding terms of the district

and circuit courts at Texarkana, Arkansas. March 7, 1890.. Minneapolis, Minn., immediate transportation. An act to constitute Minneapolis, Minnesota,

a subport of entry and delivery in the collection district of Minnesota, and for other pur

poses. March 8, 1890 .
Columbus, Ohio, surveyor of port. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to constitute

Columbus, Ohio, a port of delivery, and to extend the provisions of the act of June tenth,
eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled 'An act to amend the statutes in relation to the
immediate transportation of dutiable goods, and for other purposes,' to said port of Colum-

bus, Ohio," approved February ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine. March 13, 1890. Bridge, Jississippi River. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the construc

tion of a wagon and foot-passenger bridge across the Mississippi River at or near Lyons,

Iowa. March 15, 1890..
Imprisonments, D. C. An act to shorten the terms of imprisonment in the jail and in the

work-house of the District of Columbia on account of good conduct during confinement.

March 15, 1890.
Bridge, Arkansas River. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the building of

a railroad bridge at Fort Smith, in the State of Arkansas," approved July nineteenth,

eighteen hundred and eighty-eight. March 15, 1890..
Bridge, Arkansas River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Arkansas

River, in the Indian Territory. March 15, 1890...
Milwaukee Harbor, Wis. An act making an appropriation for the removal of a dangerous ob-

struction to the entrance of the harbor at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. March 17, 1890.
Christ Church, D. C. An act vesting in the vestry of Christ Church, Washington Parish, Dis-

trict of Columbia, all of the right, title, and interest of the United States of America in
and to square south of square one thousand and ninety-two, in the city of Washington,
District aforesaid, this being an act to remove a cloud upon the title of said lot. March

19, 1890.
Public building. Lansing, Mich. An act for the erection of a public building in the city of Lan-

sing, in the State of Michigan. March 19, 1890....
Pottawatomie Indians. An act to ascertain the amount due the Pottawatomie Indians of

Michigan and Indiana. March 19, 1890...
Tax sules, D. C. An act prescribing the times for sales and for notices of sales of property in

the District of Columbia for overdue taxes. March 19, 1890.
Bridge, Columbia River. An act to authorize the Oregon and Washington Bridge Company to

construct and maintain a bridge across the Columbia River, between the Stade of Oregon

and the State of Washington, and to establish it as a post-road. March 24, 1890. Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad, D. C. An act to amend the act giving the approval

and sanction of Congress to the route and termini of the Anacostia and Potomac River
Railroad in the District of Columbia. March 24, 1890 ....

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Page. Georgetown and Tennallytown Railway Company, D. C. An act to amend an act to incorpo

rate the Georgetown and Tennallytown Railway Company of the District of Columbia,
which became a law August tenth, anno Domini, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.
March 24, 1890...

29 Publie building. El Paso, Tex. An act to increase the limit of cost of the public building

authorized by act of Congress, approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six,
to be erected at El Paso, Texas. March 24, 1890

29 Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri

River between the city of Pierre, in Hughes County, and Stanley County, in the State of
South Dakota March 24, 1890...

29 Pretention of contagious diseases. An act to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases

from one State to another and for the punishment of certain offenses. March 27, 1890... 31 Public building, Houlton, Me. An act for the erection of a public building at Houlton, Maine. March 27, 1890...

32 Right of way, Ind. T. An act to extend “An act to grant the right of way to the Kansas

City and Pacific Railroad Company through the Indian Territory, and for other purposes.”
March 28, 1890...

32 Life-saring apparatus. An act to suspend the enforcement of the act approved March second,

eigbteen hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An act to amend sections forty-four hundred
and eighty-eight and forty-four hundred and eighty-nine of the Revised Statutes requiring
life-aving appliances on steamers. March 29, 1890.

33 Tents for flood sufferers. An act authorizing the purchase of tents by the Secretary of War, and for other purposes. March 31, 1890

33 Land getices, Mont. An act to establish two additional land offices in the State of Montana. April 1, 1890..

33 Eleventh Census, experts, etc. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for taking

the eleventh and subsequent censuses," approved March first, eighteen hundred and
eighty-nine. April 3, 1890..

34 Tanpa, Fla., immediate transportation. An act to extend to Tampa, Florida, the privilege of immediate transportation of unappraised merchandise. April 3, 1890..

34 Urgent deficiency appropriation. An act to provide for certain of the most urgent deficiencies

in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June
thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and for other purposes. April 4, 1890..

34 **San Benito." An act to provide for an American register for a steamer to be named San Benito, owned by a corporation of the State of California. April 5, 1890..

44 Courts, Washington. An act to provide for the times and places to hold terms of the United States courts in the State of Washington. April 5, 1890.

45 diceba, statistics. An act to enable the Secretary of the Treasury to gather full and authentic

information as to the present condition and preservation of the fur-seal interests of the
Government in the region of Alaska, as compared with its condition in eighteen hundred
and seventy; also full information as to the impending extinction of the sea-otter in-
dustry, and kindred lines of inquiry, and so forth. . April 5, 1890...

46 Fatimal cemetery, Staunton, Va. An act to construct a road from the city of Staunton to the National Cemetery, in the county of Augusta in the State of Virginia. April 9, 1890....

46 Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a railroad bridge across the

Missouri River, in the county of Monona, in the State of Iowa, and in the county of Burt,

in the State of Nebraska. April 9, 1890.. Bridge, White River. An act to authorize the building of a bridge across White River, Arkansas, by the Mississippi and Little Rock Railway Company. April 9, 1890..

48 Sappiement to Revised Staiutes. An act to continue the publication of the Supplement to the Revised Statutes. April 9, 1890....

50 Bridge, Arkansas River. An act authorizing the construction of a free bridge across the Arkansas River, connecting Little Rock andargenta, Arkansas. April 9, 1890.

50 Bridge, Arkansas River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas River at or near Pendleton, Desha County, Arkansas. April 9, 1890..

51 Colorado Springs, Colo., water-works. An act granting to the city of Colorado Springs, in the

State of Colorado, certain lands therein described, for water reservoirs. April 10, 1890... 53 Surveyors-general, N. and S. Dak. An act to create tbe offices of surveyor-general in the States of North Dakota and South Dakota. April 10, 1890..

53 Army desertions. An act to amend article one hundred and three of the Rules and Articles of War. April 11, 1890....

54 Deficiency appropriation, House of Representatives. An act making an appropriation to sup

ply the deficiency occasioned by the defalcation in the office of the late Sergeant-at-Arms.
April 11, 1890.....

54 Soldiers and «ailors under assumed names, An act for the relief of soldiers and sailors who

enlisted or served under assumed names, while minors or otherwise, in the Army or Navy,
during the war of the rebellion. April 14, 1890..

55 St. Louis Exposition. An act to admit free of duty articles intended for the Saint Louis Ex.

position in eighteen hundred and ninety which may be imported from the Republic of

Mexico and other American Republics and the Dominion of Canada. April 15, 1890.. 55 Land districts, Nebr. An act to establish two additional land districts in the State of Nebraska. April 16, 1890....

56 Public building, Houston, Tex. An act to authorize the construction of an addition to the pub

lic building in Houston, Texas, and to provide a cistern, heating apparatus, and so forth,
for said building. April 16, 1890......

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Page. Railway Mail Service, officers. An act providing for the appointment of an assistant General Superintendent and chief clerk, Railway Mail Service. April 16, 1890..

56 Missouri war claims. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to cause to be examined

certain vouchers filed, or to bę filed, by the State of Missouri, or her agent or agents, for sųms claimed to be due from the Government of the United States on account of payments made by said State since April twenty-second, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, to the officers and enlisted men of her militia forces for military services rendered to the United States in the suppression of the rebellion, as evidenced by the proper pay-rolls heretofore filed with, examined, and accepted by the Government of the United States, and to report to Congress. April 17, 1890..

57 Bridge, Missouri River. 'An act to amend and continue in force "An act to authorize the con

struction of a bridge across the Missouri River at Forest City, Dakota, by the Forest City,
and Watertown Railway Company," approved August sixth, eighteen hundred and
eighty-eight. April 18, 1890...

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John C. Frémont. An act authorizing the President to appoint and retire John C. Fremont as
a major-general in the United States Army. April 19, 1890..

58 San Antonio, immediate transportation. An act to extend

to the port of San Antonio, in the customs collection district of Saluria, in the State of Texas, the privileges of the seventh section of the act approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled, "An act to amend the statutes in relation to immediate transportation of dutiable goods, and for other purposes. April 19, 1890....

58 Bridge, Cane River. An act to authorize the Natchitoches Cane River Bridge Company to construct and maintain a bridge across Cane River, in Louisiana. April 22, 1890..

58 Bridge, Trail Creek. An act to amend an act to authorize the construction of a bridge across Trail Creek, in the city of Michigan City, Indiana. April 22, 1890...

59 Pawnee Indian lands. An act requiring purchasers of lands in the Pawnee Reservation, in the State of Nebraska, to make payment, and for other purposes. April 22, 1890...

60 Public building, Allegheny, Pa. An act to provide for the purchase of a site and the erection of

a public building thereon at Allegheny, in the State of Pennsylvania. April 23, 1890..... 60 Land districts, Wyo. An act to establish three new land districts in the Territory of Wyoming. April 23, 1890

61 World's Columbian Exposition. An act to provide for celebrating the four hundredth anniver

sary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus by holding an international
exhibition of arts, industries, manufactures, and the product of the soil, mine, and sea in
the city of Chicago, in the State of Illinois. April 25, 1890....

62 San Diego and Wilmington, Cal., immediate transportation. An act in relation to immediate

transportation of dutiable goods, amendatory of the act of June tenth, eighteen hundred
and eighty. April 26, 1890.

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Public building, Buton Rouge. An act to construct a public building at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
April 26, 1890....

66 Courts, N. Dak. An act to divide the judicial district of North Dakota. April 26, 1890..

67 Public building, Galesburgh, I. An act for the erection of a public building at Galesburgh, Illinois. April 26, 1890..

69 Bridge, Mississippi River. An act for the construction of a railroad and wagon bridge across the Mississippi River at South Saint Paul, Minnesota. April 26, 1890..

69 Public building, Troy, N. Y. An act to increase the appropriation for the erection of a public building at Troy, New York April 26, 1890..

71 Courts, S. C. An act to regulate the sitting of the courts of the United States within the District of South Carolina. April 26, 1890..

71 Public building, Scranton, Pa. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the pur

chase of a site and the erection of a suitable building for a post-office and other Government offices in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania," approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-two. April 26, 1890....

72 Courts, Minn. An act providing the terms and places of holding the courts of the United States in the district of Minnesota, and for other purposes. April 26, 1890..

72 Public building, San José, Cal. An act for the erection of a public building in the city of San José, State of California. April 28, 1890..

73 Bridge, Minnesota River. An act granting the counties of Hennepin and Dakota, Minnesota, the right to build two bridges across the Minnesota River. April 28, 1890..

74 Bridge, Red River of the North. An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Red River of the North. April 28, 1890...

75 Customs district, Ariz. An act to create a customs district of the Territory of Arizona. April 29, 1890.

77 Eckington and Soldiers' Home Railroad, D. C. . An act to amend the charter of the Eckington

and Soldiers' Home Railway Company. April 30, 1890.. Zoological Park, D. C. An act for the organization, improvement, and maintenance of the National Zoological Park. April 30, 1890..

78 Bridge, Missouri Rirer. An act to amend an act entitled "An act authorizing the construction

of a high wagon-bridge across the Missouri River at or near Sioux City, Iowa," approved
March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine. April 30, 1890..

79 Port of delivery, Rockport, Me. An act to establish Rockport, in the district of Belfast, Maine, as a port of delivery. May 1, 1890...

80 Bridge, Brazos River. An act authorizing the Brazos Terminal Railway Company to construct a bridge across the Brazos River in the State of Texas. May 1, 1890..

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