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Signal Office,

to insert under the head of appropriations “In the Signal Office” the

following: “four copyists, at six hundred dollars each;" so that said Corrected para- paragraph may read, as follows:

“In the Signal Office: For one professor of meteorology, at four thousand dollars; three assistant professors of meteorology, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each; two clerks of elass four; one bibliographer and librarian, at one thousand six" hundred dollars; one clerk of class two; one lithographer, at one thousand two hundred dollars; one clerk, at one thousand dollars; four clerks of class one; one translator and typewriter, at eight hundred and forty dollars; four copyists, at seyen hundred and twenty dollars each; four copyists, at six hundred dollars each; four copyists, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; one messenger; one assistant messenger, one watchman; one carpenter, at six hundred and sixty dollars; one messenger, at six hundred dollars, one messenger, at four hundred and eighty dollars; two laborers, at six hundred dollars; two laborers, at four hundred and fifty dollars each; two stitchers and folders, at four hundred and eighty dollars each; and for the services of such other messengers, mechanics, laborers, and such other services as the Secretary of War may deem necessary, in the office of the Chief Signal Officer, to' carry into effect the appropriations made for the support of the Signal Service, two thousand five hundred and forty dollars; in all, forty thousand four hundred and sixty dollars.” the words directed to be inserted having been omitted by error when the bill was engrossed. ;.

Approved, July 10, 1888.

INA 291 Joint resolution to amend the joint resolution approved May fourteenth. July 16, 1888.

No. 29.1 Joint resolution to amend the Journal eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, relating to the disposal of public lands in cer

of Public Lands in cer. tain states.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Public lands. States of America in Congress assembled, That the joint resolution Sale of, at privat sale, in Florida and

Flori private relating to the disposal of public lands in certain states approved May Louisiana limited. fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight be and the same is Ante, p. 622.

hereby amended so as to extend the provisions thereof to the States of Florida and Louisiana. And the provisions of said joint resolution, as hereby amended are extended until the close of the present Congress. .'

Approved, July 16, 1888.

July 16,.1888. No. 80.) Joint Resolution declaring the true intent and meaning of the act ap

proved May twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight. .

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Centennial Exposi- States of America in Congress assembled, That it is the true intentand tion of the Ohio Valley and Central States.

$: meaning of the act of Congress approved May twenty-eighth, eighteen Ante, p. 169. hundred and eighty-eight, by the President of the United States, en

titled “An act making appropriation to enable the several Executive Departments of the Government, and the Bureau of Agriculture, and the Smithsonian Institution, including the National Museum, and the Commission of Fish and Fisheries, to participate in the Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States to be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, from July fourth, to October seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight," that the Presidentof the United States may, in his

discretion make an order directing that any documents, papers, maps, , Exhibits for Mari- not original, books or other exhibits which properly and pertinently

relate to the establishment of civil government in the territory northwest of the Ohio River, may be sent upon an Executive order from any of the several Departments in said act named, or from the exhibits now at Cincinnati; and that the appropriation of money in said act to

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defray the experises of such exhibits, may be made applicable, in so far as the President of the United States may direct, to the payment of the expenses of the care transportation to and return of such exhibits from Marietta. And the same shall be paid from such fund heretofore' set apart for each Department as the Pres dent may order. Nor shall anything in said act be so construed as to prevent the purchase of suitable materials, and the employment of proper persons, to com- Completion of ex.

hibits. plete or modify series of objects, and classes of specimens, when in the judgment of the head of any department, such purchase or employ. ment or both is necessary in the proper preparation and conduct of an exhibit. Nor to authorize the removal from their places of deposit in Washington of any original paper or document or laws or ordinances whatever.

Approved, July 16, 1888.

[No. 31.] Joint resolution authorizing the District Commissioners to designate July 19, 1888. a site for a statue of Benjamin Franklin.

Whereas, Stilson Hutchins has offered to donate to the United Preamble. States a colossal statue of Benjamin Franklin in white Italian marble and erect a pedestal therefor of Massachusetts granite, at his own expense, after plans, which have been submitted to the Joint Committee on the Library therefore it is

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That authority is given to Benjamin Franklin. erect the statue under the supervision and direction of the Commis- stat sioners of the District of Columbia, upon such part of the streets or public spaces in the City of Washington, District of Columbia, as the said Commissioners may designate.

Approved, July 19, 1888.

Authority to erect statue of, granted.

(No. 32.) Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of War to issue arms and ___ July 23, 1888. equipments to the militia of the District of Columbia. . Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War District of Columbia

Arms, etc., to be is be, and he is hereby, authorized to issue from the stores of the Army sued such arms, ordnance stores, quartermasters' stores, and camp equipage, to the militia of the District of Columbia as he may deem necessary for their proper equipment and instruction. The property so issued shall remain and continue to be the property of the United States, and shall be annually accounted for in such manner as the Secretary of War may require.

Approved, July 23, 1888.

No. 33.) Joint resolution electing managers of “The National Home for Dis July 25, 1888. abled Volunteer Soldiers," to fill vacancies caused by the expiration of the terms of office of members of the present board of managers on the twenty-first day of April, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Colonel Leonard A. National Home for

Disabled Volunteer Harris, of the State of Ohio, General John A. Martin, of the State Soldiers. of Kansas, and General John F. Hartranft, of the State of Pennsyl. Leonard A. Harris,

John A. Martin, and vania be and they are hereby elected managers of “The National John F. Hartranft, Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers," to fill vacancies caused by elected managers. expiration of the terms of office of members of the present board of managers on the twenty-first day of April, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-eight:

Approved, July 25, 1888...

July 31, 1888.

(No. 34.) Joint resolution to continue the provisions of a joint resolution approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled a "Joint Resolution to provide temporarily, for the expenditures of the Government.”.

· Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Annual appropria- States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of a cions extended thirtyone days.

joint resolution entitled a “Joint Resolution to provide temporarily Ante, p. 624,

for the expenditures of the Government,” approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, be, and the same are hereby extended and continued in full force and effect to and including the thirty-first day of August, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight..

Approved, July 31, 1888.

August 1, 1848.

[No. 35.) Joint resolution authorizing and directing the Department of Justice to transfer certain rooms which have been occupied by the United States courts and officials to the oity of Utica, New York.

Rooms used for Indian'ha endi haval

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives.of the United Utica, N. Y. .States of America in Congress assembled, That the Department of yurts in, transferred Justice be, and 'is hereby, authorized and directed to transfer and to the city.' relinquish to the city of Utica, State of New York, all the right,

title, and claim of the United States to the rooms in what is described
as the City Hall, in said city of Utica, which were formerly used for
the United States courts and officials thereof under a deed or lease
executed on the twenty-fifth day of May, eighteen hundred and fifty-
seven, the same having been entirely abandoned by the said courts
and officials thereof, a new building having been erected by the Gov.,
ernment for the convenience and a reupancy of said United States
courts.

Approved, August 1, 1888.

August 8, 1888.

[No. 36.) Joint resolution providing for a duplicate of the compilation of the reports of the Senate and House of Representatives from eighteen hundred and fifteen to eighteen hundred and eighty-seven..

vided.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Committee Reports. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Joint Committee Duplicate to be pro- on Public Printing be and are hereby authorized to provide a dupli

cate of the compilation of the Reports of the Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives from eighteen hundred and fifteen to

eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, provided for in Public ResoluVol. 24, p. 845. tion number twenty-four, first session Forty-ninth Congress, approved

July twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, and further provided for in Concurrent Resolution of March third, eighteen hun

dred and eighty-seven. .. . Appropriation. And the sum of four thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be

· found necessary is hereby appropriated for the preparation of said work. And the further sum of fourteen hundred and seventy-seven dollars is hereby appropriated to cover a deficiency in the cost of the original compilation, made necessary by .concurrent resolution of March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, which sum may be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury upon the order of the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Printing, as additional pay or com

pensation, to any officer or employee of the United States. Binding.

• The Public Printer is hereby authorized and directed to bind said duplicate of the compilation of the Reports without delay.

Approved, August 8; 1888.

(No. 87.) Joint resolution providing for the printing of a Supplement to Whar- August 13, 1898. ton's Digest of International Law.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be printed, under Digest of Interna

tional Law. the editorial charge of Francis Wharton, the usual number of copies Supplement to, to be of a supplement to the Digest of International Law, printed under prepared. joint resolution of July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty- Vol. 24, p. 345. six, and under the same conditions and limitations as are imposed in said resolution, such supplement containing the diplomatic correspondence of the American revolution, with historical and legal notes; and that there be printed, in addition to said usual number, two thousand copies for the use of. the Senate, four thousand copies for the use of the House of Representatives, and one thousand copies for the use of the Department of State.

Approved, August 13, 1888.

August 14, 1868.

[No. 88.] Joint resolution providing for the printing of the portion of the annual report of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics on Commerce and Navigation for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled “Annual report of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics in regard to imported merchandise entered for consumption in the United States, with amounts of duty and rates of duty collected."

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be printed twenty Imports of merchaa. thousand copies of the report of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics Report of Chief of in regard to imported merchandise entered for consumption in the phearinted

Bureau of Statistics United States, with rates of duty and amounts of duty collected, for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven; thirteen thousand for the use of the members of the House of Representatives; six thousand for the use of members of the Senate; and one thousand for the use of the Bureau of Statistics of the Treasury Department. The sum of fifteen hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces. Appropriation. sary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the cost of the publication of said report.

Approved, August 14, 1888.

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· No. 99.) Joint resolution directing the Secretary of War to investigate and August 14, 1888. report the amount due to the State of South Carolina for the rent of the Citadel Academy.

Resolved by the Senate' and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War Citadel, Charleston, be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to investigate and re- Secretary of War to port the amount due to the State of South Carolina for the rent of in

occupation d. the Citadel, at Charleston, South Carolina; from August twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, to February second, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, including the sum equitably due to the State of South Carolina for the loss by fire of the west wing of the said building while in the occupation of the United States, and the appropriation by the United States of the bricks of the said wing to other Government uses; and that he report the result of such inves- Report. tigation to Congress.

Approved, August 14, 1888.

September 1, 1888.

[No. 41.] Joint resolution to continue the provisions of a joint resolution entitled a “ Joint Resolution to provide temporarily for the expenditures of the Govern. ment."

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations con- States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of a tinued fifteen days. Ante, p. 628.

joint resolution entitled a “Joint Resolution to continue the provisions of a Joint resolution approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled a "Joint Resolution to provide temporarily for the expenditures of the Government'" approved July thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, be and the same are hereby extended and continued in full force and effect to and including the fifteenth day of September eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.

Approved, September 1, 1888.

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sptember 6, 1888.

. [No. 42.) Joint resolution to correct an error in the act making an appropriation for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year endinig June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine and for other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Agricultural Depart- States of America in Congress assenibled, That an error in the act ment appropriations moli

making an appropriation for the Department of Agriculture for the

fiscal year ending 'June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine Ladies Silk Culture and for other purposes designating the “Ladies Silk Culture Society Society of California, name corrected.

· of California” as the “California Ladies Silk Culture Association of

California” be. corrected so that the same shall read “Ladies Silk
Culture Society of California."
· Approved, September 6, 1888.

Ante. p. 331.

september 15, 1888. [No. 43.) Joint resolution to continue the provisions of a Joint Resolution entitled

a "Joint Resolution to continue the provisions of a joint resolution entitled a "Joint Resolution to provide temporarily for the expenditures of the Government'.”

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United .. Appropriations con- States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of a tinued ten days.

joint resolution entitled a "Joint Resolution to continue the provis

ions of a Joint Resolution entitled a "Joint Resolution to provide Supra.

temporarily for the expenditures of the Government,”” approved September first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, be and the same are hereby extended and continued in full force and effect to and including the twenty-fifth day of September, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.

Approved, September 15, 1888.

september 26, 1888. [No. 44.1 Joint resolution appropriating two hundred thousand dollars to sup

press infection in the interstate commerce of the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Approp-iation to pre- States of America in Congress assembled, That in addition to the unfectious diseases. duppress in- expended balance of the fund heretofore appropriated, the sum of two

hundred thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be immediately available, to be expended in the discretion of the President of the United States in aid of State or municipal boards of health, or otherwise, by such means as he shall deem best; to prevent the introduction of cholera or yellow-fever into the United States from foreign countries, or into one State or Territory from another or into the District of Columbia from any State or Territory, or into any State or Territory from said District.

Approved, September 26, 1888.

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