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[No. 45.) Joint resolution to continue the provisions of existing laws providing September 26, 1895. temporarily for the expenditures of the Government.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of Joint Appropriations conResolutions approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty- Ante, pp. 624, 628,

630. eight July thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, Septeinber first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight and September fifteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, providing temporarily, for the exs, penditures of the Government, be and the same are hereby extended and continued in full force and effect to and including the tenth day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.

Approved, September 26, 1888.

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[No. 46.] Joint resolution declaring the meaning of a clause in the river and har October 1, 1888.., bor act of August eleventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the phrase "present Fairport Harbor, low water mark” in the river and harbor bill of August eleventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, in the paragraph referring to, Fairport Harbor, Ohio, is intended to mean the inner shore line rep- propriation." resented on map in the report of Chief of Engineers of eighteen 'Ante, p. 406. : hundred and eighty-one.

Approved, October 1, 1888.

Designation of ap.

[No. 47.) 'Joint resolution relating to the inclosure of certain points of especial. October 12, 1888. interest on the battle-field of Gettysburgh.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the fence Fonce around Lafay

ette Square, Washing. which now incloses Lafayette Square in the city of Washington is ton, to be diven removed the Secretary of War is hereby directed to deliver the same Gettysburgh Memoto the Gettysburgh Battlefield Memorial Association, at Gettysburgh, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of inclosing points of especial interest on the Gettysburgh battle-field. ,

Approved, October 12, 1888.

[No. 48.] Joint resolution in aid of the sufferers from yellow fever.

October 12, 1888. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one hundred Yellow fever. thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hsreby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the Appropriation.to President of the United States whenever, in his opinion, such ex- the spread of. penditure will tend to the eradication of the epidemic of yellow fever now prevailing in the United States, or its spread from State to State.

Approved, October 12, 1888.

eradicate or prevent

(No. 49.) Joint resolution authorizing the printing of the third annual report of October 12, 1888. the Commissioner of Labor.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That there be printed thirty- Commissioner of La nine thousand copies in cloth binding of the Third Annual Report Printing of third of the Commissioner of Labor; twenty-six thousand copies for the use ized.

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annual report author

Appropriation..

of members of the House of Representatives and thirteen thousand copies for the use of members of the Senate.

SEC. 2. That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary to defray the cost of the publication of said report, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, October 12, 1888.

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printed.

October 18, 1888. [No. 50.] Joint resolution providing for the printing of decisions of the De

partment of the Interior regarding public lands and pensions, for sale.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Department of the States of America in Congress assembled, That the Public Printer "Decisions of, re. be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to print from the specting public lands stereotype plates, and to bind in full sheep, one thousand copies and pensions to be

each of volumes one to seven of decisions of the Department of the Sale authorized.

Interior relating to public lands, and of volumes one and two of decisions of the Department of the Interior relating to pensions, to

be sold by the Secretary of the Interior in accordance with the proVol. 24, p. 647. visions of joint resolution approved March third, eighteen hundred Proviso,

and eighty-seven, providing for the sale of public documents: ProAllotment to members of Congress.

vided, That one copy of such decisions shall be delivered without Appropriation. cost to each member of the present Congress and that such additional

number of copies shall be published; and that there be appropriated eleven thousand dollars, or so much thereof as inay be necessary, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this joint resolution. ,

Approved, October 18, 1888.

October 19, 1888. [No. 51.] Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to receive for in

struction at the Military Academy at West Point Henry Lecomte, of Switzerland.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Henry Lecomte. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War Admitted to Miltary Academy.

be, and he hereby is, authorized to permit Henry Lecomte, of Swit

zerland, to receive instruction at the Military Academy at West Provisos.

Point: Provided, That no expense shall be caused to the United States R. S. secs. 1320, 1321, p. 227, waived. thereby: And provided further, That in the case of the said Lecomte

the provisions of sections thirteen hundred and twenty and thirteen hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Statutes shall be suspended.

Approved October 19. 1888.

October 19, 1888. (No. 52.) Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to protect the Wash

ington Aqueduct Tunnel.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Washington Aque- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of duct Tunnel, D. C. · Protection of. War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to use so much

of any unexpended balance of appropriations for the work of the Washington® Aqueduct Tunnel, District of Columbia, as may be necessary, for the purpose of protecting and preserving the work already done upon said tunnel.

That the Joint Select Committee of the Senate and House of Repalleged frauds. resentatives authorized by a Concurrent Resolution of Congress to

make inquiry and report concerning all of the work and contracts therefor on the Washington Aqueduct Tunnel and other matters in relation thereto, are hereby, in addition to the powers conferred by

Report by joint committee to investigate

said concurrent resolution, authorized and directed in their discre- Powers extendet. tion to inquire and report touching all plans and estimates prepared under the auspices of the Government for extending the Water Supply of Washington City, and finally the said Committee' may extend their inquiries as to any and all other matters concerning the extension of said water supply that may aid the Congress in ascertaining and fixing the responsibility for any mismanagement therein or for the future construction and management thereof.

Approved, October 19, 1888.

riculture,

[No. 54.] Joint resolution to print the Agricultural Report for eighteen hundred October 20, 1888. and eighty-eight. .

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representotives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be printed four Commissioner of Ag. hundred thousand copies of the annual report of the Commissioner Ferort for 1888 to be of Agriculture for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight; sev- printed

Distribution. enty thousand copies for the use of the member of the Senate, three hundred thousand copies for the use of the members of the House of Representatives, and thirty thousand copies for the use of the Department of Agriculture, the illustrations for the same to be executed under the supervision of the Public Printer, in accordance with directions of the Joint Committee on Printing, said illustrations to be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Agriculture; and the copy for the illustrations of said report shall be placed in the hands of the Public Printer not later than the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and the copy of the text not later than the first day of February, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

SEC. 2. That the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, or so much Appropriation. thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the cost of printing said report.

Approved, October 20 1888.

No. 55.1 Joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk October 20, 1888. of the House of Representatives to pay to the officers and employees of the Senate and House of Representatives borne on the annual rolls their respective salaries for the month of October on the twentieth day of said month.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That 'the Secretary of the Senate and House

employees to receive Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives be, and they October pay October are hereby, authorized and instructed to pay the officers and employees of the Senate and House of Representatives, including the capitol police, their respective salaries for the month of October, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, on the twentieth day of said month.

Approved, October 20, 1888.

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No. 56.] Joint resolution making appropriations to enable the Secretary of the October 20, 1888. Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives to pay to session employees of the Senate and House for the full month of October.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Session employees Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives be and they are to receive pay for

Senate and House. hereby authorized and directed to pay to the session employees in the October. Senate and House of Representatives salaries for the full month of

October and that the amount of money necessary to carry out the provisions of this resolution be and the same is hereby appropriated ont of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, October 20, 1888.

October 20, 1888.

(No. 57.] Joint resolution authorizing the exhibits made by the Government at the Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States at Cincinnati, Ohio, to remain at said Exposition until and including the fifteenth day of November, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Cincinnati Exposi- States of America in Congress assembled, That authority is hereby tion. "Government exhibits granted to continue until and including November fifteenth, eightmay remain until No een hundred and eighty-eight, the exhibits made by the Government Ante, p. 159. at the Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States

at Cincinnati, Ohio, under authority of the Act approved May twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.'

Approved, October 20, 1888.

vember 15.

PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FIFTIETH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington,

in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the third day of December, 1888, and

was adjourned without day on Saturday, the second day of March, 1889. GROVER CLEVELAND, President; JOHN.J. INGALLS, President, of the Senate pro

tempore; John G. CARLISLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CHAP. 1.-An act to authorize the building of a bridge or bridges across the December 10, 1888. Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the La Crosse La Crosse and Minand Minnesota Bridge and Ferry Company, a corporation created by nesota Bridge and

Ferry Company may or under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, its successors or assigns, bridge Mississippi Riv.

er at La Crosse, Wis. be, and is hereby, authorized to construct and maintain a bridge or er bridges, for the passage of vehicles of all kinds, animals, and foot- Wagon and foot

bridge. passengers, across that part of the Mississippi 'River west of the main br channel of said river at a point opposite the said city of La Crosse: Provided, That it shall not be lawful to construct said bridge or Provisos. bridges until the Secretary of War shall certify that the såme will Unobstructed navi

gation. not materially obstruct the navigation of said river: And provided further, That the location and plan or manner of constructing said bridge or bridges shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary Secretary of War to

approve plans, etc. of War, and until approved by him the bridge or bridges shall not approve pe be built. And there shall be submitted to the Secretary of War for his examination and approval, a design and drawing of the bridge, and a map of the location, giving, for the space of one mile above and one mile below the proposed location, the topography of the banks of the river, the shore-lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the currents at all stages, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed of the stream, the location of any other bridge or bridges, and all other information required.

SEC. 2. That said La Crosse and Minnesota Bridge and Ferry Com- Tolls. pany shall have the right to charge and collect.a reasonable rate of toll, not exceeding the amount limited by the laws of Minnesota or Wisconsin, and approved by the Secretary of War.

SEC. 3. That this act shall be null and void if actual construction commencement and of the bridge or bridges herein authorized be not commenced within completi one year and completed within three years from the date of the passage hereof. SEC. 4. That any bridge or bridges built 'under this act and sub- Lawful structure

and post-route. ject to its limitations shall be a lawful structure or structures, and shall be recognized and known as a post-route, upon which no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, troops, and the munitions of war of the United States passing over

pletion.

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