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The Commissioners of the District represent that the laws regu. lating the sale of liquor and granting licenses therefor should be at once amended, and that legislation is needed to consolidate, define, and enlarge the scope and powers of charitable and penal institutions within the District.

I suggest that the Commissioners be clothed with the power to make, within fixed limitations, police regulations. I believe this power granted and carefully guarded, would tend to subserve the good order of the municipality

It seems that trouble still exists growing out of the occupation of the streets and avenues by certain railroads having their termini in the city. It is very important that such laws should be enacted upon this subject as will secure to the railroads all the facilities they require for the transaction of their business, and at the same time protect citizens from injury to their persons or property.

The Commissioners again complain that the accommodations afforded them for the necessary offices for District business, and for the safe keeping of valuable books and papers, are entirely insufficient. I recommend that this condition of affairs be remedied by the Congress, and that suitable quarters be furnished for the needs of the District government.

In conclusion, I earnestly invoke such wise action on the part of the people's legislators, as will subserve the public good and demonstrate during the remaining days of the Congress as at present organized, its ability and inclination to so meet the people's needs that it shall be gratefully remembered by an expectant constituency.

GROVER CLEVELAND. WASHINGTON,

December 6, 1886.

FOREIGN RELATIONS.

LIST OF PAPERS, WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THEIR CONTENTS.

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CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE LEGATION OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC AT

WASHINGTON.

3 Mt. Qacsada to Mr. Bayard. Nov. 5 Extradition law of the Argentine Republic in

closed.

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.

1886.
3 Mr. Leo to Mr. Bayard (No. July 1 Citizenship status of Friedrich de Bourry: Born
192.)

of Austrian parents in the United States; bo
went to Austria while a minor and has resided
there ever since; reasons for declining to issuo
him a passport; petition of Mr. de Bourry in-

closed.
Same to game (No. 193) ..... J 1/ Citizenship status of Albert Landan : Claims he

Jost bos paturalization papers and has no inten.
tion to retarn to the United States : wants a
passport to shield his sons from military duty;

his application inclosed.
5 Mr. Bayard to Mr. Leo (No. July 24 | Citizenship status of Albert Landau : Duties of
35).

citizenship evaded by non-residence; passport

should be refused him. Samo to same No. 36)

Citizenship status of Friedrich de Bourry: Born

of Austrian parents, in the United States; no
evidenco indicating his election of American
citizenship at majority; faots creato presump-
tion that Austrian domicile was chosen and pass-
port should be refused him.

BELGIUM.

1885.

7 Hr. Tree to Mr. Bayard Nov. 24 Congo: Postal service to go in operation in JapaNo. 20).

ary, and registry of births and deaths to be es

tablished. 8 W. Bayard to Mr. Troe Deo. 19 Congo: Acknowledges dispatch of November 24.

(No. 17). Mr. Tree to Mr. Bayard Dec. 24 Congo: Concession made to English syndicate to (No. 31).

build a railroad around Congo Falls, reported.

1886. 10 Same to same (No. 48) ...... Feb. 5 Congo: Organization of the Government and jadi.

cial systein; ordinances regarding occupancy of

land official bulletins inclosed. u Same to same (No. 51) ...... Feb. 20 Congo: Arrangements for a loan of 100,000,000

francs, and scheme for reimbursement. 12 Samo to same (No. 54) ..... Mar. 12 National Bank of Belgium : Annual report of gov.

ernor; financial statistics given. 13 Samo to same (No. 57) ...... Mar. 16 Congo: Official bulletin regarding shipping and

export duties inclosed. Same to samo (No. 58) ......

Copyright: Belgian law concerning rights of an.

thors inclosed.

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