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defendant shall desire to rely upon proviso contained in this act, it shall be incumbent upon him to prove the same. SEC. 8. That if the defendant in any prosecution under this act Sale of articles pur

chased with written prove to the satisfaction of the court that he had purchased the ar- warranty. ticle in question as the same in nature, substance, and quality as that demanded of him by the purchaser, and with a written warranty to that effect; that he had no reason to believe at the time when he sold it that the article was otherwise; and that he sold it in the same state as when he purchased it, he shall be discharged from the prosecution. SEC. 9. That any person who shall forge, or shall alter knowing Forging, etc., kar

ranty. it to be forged, any certificate or any writing purporting to contain an a warranty, as provided in section eight of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punishable, on conviction, by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year with hard labor.

Penalty Sec. 10. That every person who shall willfully apply to any article Applying false war.

n ranty, label, etc. of food or a drug a certificate or warranty given in relation to any" other article or drug, or who shall give a false warranty in writing to any purchaser in respect of an article of food or a drug sold by him as principal or agent, or who shall willfully give a label with any article sold by him which shall falsely describe the article sold shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction be fined not to exceed one hundred dollars.

Penalty. SEC. 11. That the analysis provided for in this act, shall be under Analysis. the control of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. SEC. 12. That any purchaser of an article of food or of a drug in Purchaser entitled to

hare article analyzed. the said District shall be entitled to have such article analyzed by such analyst, and to receive from him a certificate of the result of his analysis, and any health officer, inspector of nuisances, or any food inspector may procure any sample of food or drug, and if he suspects the same to have been sold to him contrary to any provision of this act he shall submit the'same to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to be analyzed who shall with all convenient speed cause such analysis to be made and give a certificate to such officer, wherein he shall specify the result of the analysis. SEC. 13. That if any officer mentioned in section twelve of this act Refusal to sell to

health officer, etc. shall apply to purchase any article of food or any drug exposed to sale or on sale by retail on any premises or in any shop.or store, and · shall tender the price for the quantity which he shall require for the purpose of analysis, not being more than shall be reasonably requisite, and the person exposing the same for sale shall refuse to sell the same to such officer, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor Penalty. and fined for each offense not exceeding fifty dollars.

SEC. 14. That the term “food,” as used in this act, shall include Definitions. every article used for food or drink by man other than drugs or water. The term “drug," as used in this act, shall include all medicines for internal or external use. SEC. 15. That nothing in this act shall be construed as modifying Oleomargarine act

not affected. or repealing the provisions of chapter eight hundred and forty of the no

Vol. 24. p. 209. acts of the first session of the Forty-ninth Congress, entitled "An act " defining butter; also imposing a tax upon and regulating the manufacture, sale, importation, and exportation of oleomargarine,” ap proved August sixth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six. Sec. 16. That the Commissioner of Internal Revenue may, from List to be published

of articles exempt. time to time declare certain articles or preparations to be exempt of artic from the provisions of this act; and it shall be the duty of the Commissioners of the District to prepare and publish from time to time a list of the articles, mixtures, or compounds declared to be exempt from the provisions of this act, in accordance with this section.

Approved, October 12, 1888.

October 12, 1888. CHAP. 1091.-An act to authorize the construction of a highway bridge across

that part of the waters of Lake Champlain which separates the islands of North

Hero and South Hero, in the county of Grand Isle, in the State of Vermont Letla TIME 9329 SOTOMOTITS

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otors, SH T bordo Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

North Hero and United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper build bridge between authorities of the towns of North Hero and Grand Isle, in the county North Hero and South of Grand Isle, in the State of Vermont, be, and they are hereby,

authorized to construct, maintain, and use a highway bridge at a suitable point across the channel which lies between the islands of

North Hero and South Hero and between the two towns aforesaid. Secretary of War to SEC, 2. That the structure authorized by the preceding section shall prescribe regulations, Atc.

be built and located under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation of such waters as the Secretary of War shall prescribe, and shall be provided with such suitable and convenient

draw as the said Secretary shall deem needful for the proper purposes 28 de antelopes of navigation, of width not less than that of the draw in the bridge

between the towns of Alburg and North Hero, Vermont; and the

maintenance and management of said structure shall be subject to Vol. 22, p. 423. such of the provisions of section six of chapter fifty-two of the acts

of the second session of the Forty-seventh Congress as the Secretary of War may, from time to time, deem needful; and the authority to

erect and continue said bridge shall be subject to revocation and vlade modification by law whenever the public good shall, in the judgment

of the Secretary of War so require, without any expense or charge to the United States. TV A tul Ioan

to loud and Amendment. SEC. 3. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby

expressly reserved. 54 55 on 1 Approved, October 12, 1888.11 10 1026 TABIT I R "

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CHAP. 1092.-An act to make enlisted men of the Signal Corps responsible for - public property. B Th 10 boot tona U 010 vom foi99 Ootar

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled, That, from and Enlisted men, etc., to make returns of after the passage of this act, every officer of the Signal Corps, every stores, etc., in their

non-commissioned officer or private of the Signal Corps, and all other custody.

officers, agents, or persons who now have in possession, or may hereafter receive or may be intrusted with any stores or supplies, shall, quarterly or more often, if so directed, and in such manner and on such forms as may be prescribed by the Chief Signal Officer, make true and correct returns to the Chief Signal Officer of all Signal Seryice property and all other supplies and stores of every kind received by or intrusted to them and each of them, or which may, in any

manner, come into their and each of their possession or charge. The Regulations to be Chief Signal Officer, subject to the approval of the Secretary of War, prescribed.

is hereby authorized and directed to draw up and enforce in his Bureau a system of rules and regulations for the government of the Signal Bureau, and of all persons in said Bureau, and for the safe

keeping and preservation of all Signal Service property of every I w kind, and to direct and prescribe the kind, number, and form, of all

returns and reports, and to enforce compliance therewith. 0208 - Approved, October 12, 1888. GAITAS DE: Yunitab

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to October 12, 1898 11 CHAP. 1093.-An act to amend an act approved June fifteenth, eighteen hun

- dred and eighty-two, changing the boundaries of the fourth collection district of Virginia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Customs districts, United States of America in Congress assembled, That an act entitled Virginia

“An act to amend section twenty-five hundred and fifty-two of the

amended.

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h innoitele to poor Revised Statutes, and to change the boundaries of the fourth collec- !R. S., sec. 2562, p. 508, tion district of Virginia,” approved June fifteenth, eighteen hundred am and eighty-two, be, and the same is hereby, further amended so that it shall read : 11th . 6:35) 325

319 L 102tota Satuur en to toistai I -“That the district of Newport News shall comprise all the waters Newport News die and shores from the point forming the south shore of the mouth of trict. 13 LU 116W7 To? the Rappahannock River, along the coast of the Chesapeake Bay, to Back River Light-House; thence to a point south of Old Point Comfort midway in the channel of Hampton Roads; thence in a south westerly direction to Pig Point Light House; thence along the south shore of the James River to a point on the peninsula formed by the James and York Rivers opposite Williamsburgh, and thence across toute

"To Join was said peninsula to the south bank of York River, so as to embrace in said district, in addition to the ports heretofore included, Hampton and Newport News; in which Newport News shall be the port of Ports of entry and entry, and Yorktown a port of delivery."

SEC. 2. That section two of the said act be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read: alluin (stus HIILITSOU91 bas torta

-SEC. 2. The district of Norfolk and Portsmouth to comprise all the Norfolk and Ports waters and shores within the State of Virginia southward of the dis-arant que els

mouth district. in trict of Newport News, as above described, and not included in the districts of Petersburgh and Richmond; in which Norfolk and Ports- Ports of entry and mouth shall be the sole ports of entry, and Suffolk and Smithfield the leavery. ports of delivery." IDATU IT Z 109979 giiw sia Approved, October 12, 1888. 19. USTEBELL bis FOTOSV 140,32,119

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CHAP. 1094.-An act concerning the settlement of the boundary-lines between October 12, 1888.
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I to begivnog mleb Whereas Robert G. Pike, William M. Hudson, James A. Bill, and Boundary between Charles B. Andrews, commissioners of the State of Connecticut, Rhode Island and J. Herbert Shedd, Albert L. Chester, and Daniel F. Larkin, Preamble. commissioners of the State of Rhode Island, duly appointed by their respective States to ascertain and agree upon the boundary-line in the waters of the sea between Connecticut and Rhode Island, and designate the same by suitable monuments, did meet, attend to the duties of their appointment, and agree upon said boundary-line in the waters of the sea between said States, and did designate the same by suitable monuments, all of which fully appears in an agreement executed by said commissioners, dated the twenty-fifth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, reported by said commissioners respectively to the general assembly of each of said States and recorded in the office of the Secretary of each State; and titten hytb

Whereas the agreement made by said commissioners, establishing said boundary-line, has been ratified and confirmed by said States, to wit, by the State of Connecticut in a resolution of its general assembly approved May fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven; and by the State of Rhode Island by a resolution of its general assembly passed May fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent Consent of Congress of the Congress of the United States be, and hereby is, given to said to boundary estabagreement, and to each and every part thereof, and the boundaries established by said agreement are hereby approved: Provided, how- Proviso. ever, That nothing herein contained shall be considered to impair, did

diction unaffected. or in any manner to affect any right of the United States or jurisdiction of its courts, in and over the waters which form the subject of said agreement.

Approved, October 12, 1888.

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in Association

October 12, 1888. CHAP. 1095.-An act regulating admissions to the Institution of the Association

for Works of Mercy in certain cases, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the District of Columbia. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Association

Custody, etc::of for Works of Mercy, a charitable corporation in the District of Cofor Works of Mercy. lumbia, is hereby authorized and empowered to receive and have the

custody and control of, and to suitably maintain, teach, employ, and discipline girls under the age of eighteen years, resident in the District of Columbia, until they attain the age of eighteen years. The right to the custody and control of any such girl shall be obtained in the

manner following: Renunciation of par. First. By a written instrument executed by the father of such girl, ental rights by father.

giving such custody and control to said association and renouncing

parental rights. By mother.

Second. If the father be not living, or is unknown, or not resident 'in the District of Columbia, by a written instrument executed by the mother of such girl, giving such custody and control to said association and renouncing parental rights.

Third. By a written instrument executed by the guardian of the Renunciation of guardianship rights

ghts person of such girl, giving such custody and control to said associaby guardian.

tion and renouncing the rights of guardianship.

Fourth. If there be no father, or mother, or guardian of such girl Self-surrender.

living, or known, resident in the District of Columbia, by an instrument in writing executed by such girl, surrendering herself to the

custody, control, and inaintenance of said association. Approval by judge

Fifth. No such instrument shall be effectual in law until it shall be of orphans' court.

approved by the judge of the orphans' court of the District of Columbia by an indorsement of such approval thereon signed by such

judge. Commitment for of. SEC. 2. That when any girl under the age of eighteen years shall

be duly convicted of any offense punishable by fine or imprisonment for a term less than two years before any court in the District of Columbia, if it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court that such girl is a suitable subject for the custody of said association, the court may, instead of imposing such fine or imprisonment, and with the assent of said association, cause such girl to be committed to the custody and control of said association, there to remain until she shall attain the age of eighteen years, or be otherwise discharged in due

course of law. Keeping, and dis. SEC. 3. That a girl, duly received into the institution of the said

association, shall be kept there, disciplined, instructed, employed, and governed under the direction of said association until she is either reformed and discharged or has attained the age of eighteen years; but the association shall have the right to discharge and return to the parents, guardian, or protector any girl who, in its judgment, ought, for any cause, to be removed from the institution, and in such case the association shall enter upon its minutes the reasons for her discharge; and in case such girl was received under the order of any criminal court, a copy of the minute of such reasons shall be forthwith transmitted to the court under whose order she was re

ceived. Association may be SEC. 4. That the orphans' court of the District of Columbia shall appointed guardian by orphans' court.

have power to appoint the said association the guardian of the person of any girl under the age of eighteen years, in the same manner and with the same effect that it now has power to appoint guardians of the person of female infants. And such guardianship shall continue until such girl shall attain the age of eighteen years, unless the orphans' court shall discharge the same or otherwise direct.

Approved, October 12, 1888.

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charge of inmates.

October 12, 1888.

CHAP. 1096.-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 sast of the mouth of the Kansas River.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Missouri Missouri River and

Land Improvement River and Land Improvement and Construction Company, a corpo- and construction ration organized under the laws of the State of Kansas, or its assigns, Company may bridge

? Missouri River at Kan. is hereby authorized to construct and maintain a bridge across the sas City, MO. Missouri River at such point as may be hereafter selected by said corporation, or its assigns, in Jackson County, Missouri, within one mile north and one mile south and east of the mouth of Kansas River, Kansas; and also to construct accessary works to secure the best practicable channel-way for navigation and confine the flow of the water to a permanent channel at such point; and also to lay on and over said bridge a railway track or tracks for the more perfect connection of any railroads that are or shall be constructed to said Missouri River at or opposite said point; and said corporation may construct and maintain ways for wagons, carriages, horses, or other animals, and Railway, wagon, and for foot passengers, charging and receiving such reasonable toll there-foot origke. for as may be approved from time to time by the Secretary of War.

Sec. 2. That said bridge shall be constructed and built without interference with the security and convenience of navigation of said Missouri River beyond what is necessary to carry into effect the rights and privileges hereby granted; and in order to secure that object the said company or corporation shall submit to the Secretary Secretary of War to

approve plans, etc. of War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawings of ap 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 Missouri River, the shore lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the current at all stages, and the soundings accurately showing the bed of the stream, the location of any other bridge or bridges, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; and until the said plan and location of the bridge are approved by the Secretary of War the bridge shall not be built : Provided, If said bridge be built above the mouth of the Kansas Provisos.

Ir above mouth of River, it shall be built as a high bridge with unbroken and continu- Kansas River. ous spans, having at least one channel span of not less than four Spans. hundred feet clear channel-way, all other spans over the water-way to have a clear channel-way of not less than three hundred feet; and all said spans shall have a clear head room of not less than fifty feet above high-water mark; and if it shall be built below the mouth If below mouth of

Kansas River. of the Kansas River, it shall be built as a high bridge with unbroken and continuous spans, all spans over the water way to have a clear Spans. channel way of not less than four hundred feet and a clear head room of not less than fifty-five feet above high water mark; and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of said river, at the stage of water which is most important to navigation, and the bridge itself shall be built as nearly as may be at right angles thereto; and said company or corporation shall maintain, at its own expense, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or other signals on Lights, etc. said bridge as the Light House Board shall prescribe: Provided also, That all railway companies desiring to use said bridge shall have Use by other comand be entitled to equal rights and privileges in the passage of the pa same, and in the use of the machinery and fixtures thereof and of all the approaches thereto, under and upon such terms and condi- Terms. tions as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War, upon hearing the allegations and proofs of the parties, in case they shall not аgrее.

SEC. 3. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and di- Notification of aprected, upon receiving such plan and map and other information, and

panies.

proval

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