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RECENT TREATIES, POSTAL CONVENTIONS, AND EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATIONS.

EDITED, PRINTED, AND PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF
CONGRESS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF

THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

VOL. XXV.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1889.

LIST

OF

THE PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS
CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

ACTS OF THE FIFTIETH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

(STATUTES I.—1887–1888.)

Page.

Fish Commissioner. An act to amend the law concerning the Commissioner of Fish and Fish

eries. January 20, 1888.... Permissible marks on mail matter. An act relating to permissible marks, printing or writing.

upon second, third, and fourth-class matter, and to amend the twenty-second and twentythird sections of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the PostOffice Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty,

and for other purposes. January 20, 1888......... Bridge, Mississippi River. An act to authorize the construction of a railroad, wagon, and foot

passenger bridge across the Mississippi River, at or near Burlington, Iowa. January 31,

1888 ................................................................................... Deficiencies appropriation, 1887. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the

appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty

seven, and for prior years, and for other purposes. February 1, 1888... .. Agricultural experimental stations. An act making an appropriation to carry into effect the

provisions of an act approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled "An act to establish agricultural experimental stations in connection with the colleges established in the several States under the provisions of an act approved July second,

eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of acts supplementary thereto. February 1, 1888.. John A. Logan, eulogies. An act to make additional appropriation for the printing of the eulo

gies delivered in Congress on the late John A. Logan. February 6, 1888....... “Nordstjernen.” An act to grant an American register to the foreign-built bark. “ Nordstjernen.”

February 15, 1888 ........ Horse stealing, etc., Indian Territory. An act to punish robbery, burglary, and larceny, in the

Indian Territory. February 15, 1888........ Bridge, Missouri River, Mo. An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mis

souri River at some accessible point in the County of Saint Charles in the State of Missouri,

below the city of Saint Charles. February 17, 1888......... Right of way, Indian Territory. An act to authorize the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company

to construct and operate a railway through the Indian Territory, and for other purposes.

February 18, 1888... Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the 'Missouri

River, at or near the city of Lexington, Missouri. February 18, 1888.. Signing patents. An act to amend section four thousand eight hundred and eighty-three of the

Revised Statutes to enable the Assistant Secretary of the Interior to sign patents. Febru

ary 18, 1888 ....................................................... Public länds Kans. An act to relinquish the interest of the United States in certain lands in

Kansas. February 20, 1888........ Protection of submarine cables. An act to carry into effect the International Convention of the

fourteenth of March, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, for the protection of submarine cables. February 29, 1888.........

mail superintendents. An act authorizing the appointment of two additional division superintendents of Railway Mail Service. February 29, 1888: ..

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Public building, Newark, N. J. An act to authorize the purchase of additional ground in New.

ark, New Jersey, adjoining the custom-house and post-office building, and for the improve

ment of the building thereon, and the erection of additions thereto. March 1, 1888..., Quarantine, Ship Island, Miss. An act to authorize the removal of the quarantine station from

Şhip Ísland, Mississippi. March 7, 1888. ..... Rockland, Me., soldiers' monument. An act granting to Edwin Libby Post, Grand Army of the

Republic, permission to erect a soldiers' monument on vacant land adjoining custom-house

at Rockland, Maine. March 5, 1888. .................................................. Arsenal Block, Austin, Tex. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to convey to the city of

Austin, Texas, a tract of land in said city for educational purposes. March 5, 1888 ...... Signal Service building. An act for the purchase of a site, including the building thereon, also

for the erection of the necessary store-houses, for the use of the office of the Chief Signal

Officer of the Ariny, at the city of Washington, District of Columbia, March 5, 1888. ... Arsenal, Charleston, S. Č. An act authorizing the Secretary of War to transfer to the trustees

of the Porter Academy certain property in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. March

8, 1888....... Foreign legations, D. 0. An act to amend an act to restrict the ownership of real estate in the

Territories to American citizens, and so forth, approved March third, eighteen hundred

and eighty-seven. March 9, 1888 ..................... .., Passport fees. An act to fix'the charge for passports at one dollar: March 28, 1888:.......... Funeral expenses, M. R. Waite.' An act to provide for payment of the funeral expenses of the

late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. March 26, 1888...... Post-office, Washington, D. C. An act to provide for the leasing of premises for the Washington

• City post-office. March 26, 1888 ............................ ............... ..... Public building, Springfield, Mo. An act for the erection of a public building at Springfield,

Missouri. March 29, 1888 ............
Urgent deficiencies appropriations. An act to provide for certain of the most urgent deficien-

cies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending
June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and for other purposes. March 30,

.1888................................................... Georgia Pacific Railway Company. An act to corr ct an error in and to further amend "An

act to authorize the Georgia Pacific Railroad Company to construct bridges across the
Sunflower, Yazoo, and Tombigbee Rivers, in Mississippi," approved March third, eighteen

hundred and eighty-seven. April 2, 1888.... .... Senate committees. An act appropriating twenty thousand dollars for expenses of special and

select committees of the Senate. April 2, 1888 .. Rewards to Esquimaux. To reward the Esquimaux natives of the Asiatic coast of the Arctic

Ocean for acts of humanity to shipwrecked seamen. April 2, 1888...... Alley, square 895, Washington, Þ. C. An act to change the location of a certain alley in the

city of Washington. April 2, 1888. ...... National cemetery, Corinth, Miss. An act to construct a road to the national cemetery at

Corinth, Mississippi. April 2, 1888........ Bridges, Muskingum River, Ohio. An act regulating the construction of bridges over the Musk

ingum River, in Ohio. April 2, 1888...... Public lands, fees. 'An act to amend section four hundred and sixty-one of the Revised Statutes. • regulating fees for exemplifications of land patents, and for other purposes. April 2, 1888.Breeding animals. An act for the relief of importers of animals for breeding purposes in certain

cases. April 4, 1888..... Bridges, Ouachita and Suline Rivers, Ark. An act authorizing the Little Rock and Alexandrie

Railway Company to build certain bridges in the State of Arkansas. April 4, 1888....... United States courts, Miss. An act to provide for holding terms of the United States courts

at Mississippi City. April 4, 1888.... Pottawattomie Indians. An act to enable the Secretary of the Interior to pay certain creditors

of the Pottawattomie Indians out of the funds of said Indians. April 4, 1888 .........7 Public lands, Mo. An act to confirm New Madrid location survey, numbered two thousand

eight hundred and eighty-nine, and to provide for issue of patent therefor. April 4, 1888. . Navigation, etc, laws. An act to amend the laws relating to navigation, and for other purposes.

April 4, 1888 .......................................................................ria National cemetery, Pineville, La. An act making an appropriation to construct a road and ap

proaches from Pineville, Louisiana, to the national military cemetery near that town.

April 5, 1888 Public building, Buffalo, N. Y. An act to authorize the purchase of a site for a public building

at Buffalo, New York. April 5, 1888 .. William G. Galloway. An act for the relief of William G. Galloway, late captain Fifteenth,

United. States Army. April 5, 1888....... Bridges, Saint Mary's, Satilla, Little Satilla, and Crooked Rivers, Ga. and Fla. An act to au

thorize the construction of bridges over the rivers Saint Mary's, Satilla, Little Satilla,

and Crooked, in the States of Georgia and Florida. · April 9, 1888...... Public building, Lowell, Mass. An act for the erection of a public building at Lowell, Massa

chusetts. April 9, 1888... Public building, Helena, Ark. An act for a public building at Helena, Arkansas. April 11, 1888. United States courts, Miss. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for holding

Terms of United States courts at Vicksburg, Mississippi.” April 11, 1888 ..... James S. Jouett. An act authorizing the appointment of James S. Jouett to a first lieutenancy

of cavalry in the United States Army. April 16, 1888.....

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Page, Right of way, Fort Crawford reservation. An act granting the right of way to the Denver and

Rio Grande Railroad through the Fort Crawford military reservation, April 16, 1888...
Alfred Hedberg. An act for the relief of Alfred Hedberg. April 16, 1838. .....
National Armory, Springfield, Mass. An act for erecting of a fire-proof workshop at the

National Armory. April 17, 1888.....
Revenue cutter, Charleston, S. C. An act for construction of a revenue cutter for Charleston,

South Carolina, in maintenance of the service, to replace the United States revenue cutter

McCulloch. April 19, 1888 ..........................:
General James Shields's swords. An act to purchase of the widow.and children of the late

General James Shields certain swords. April 19, 1888.........
Public building, Birmingham, Ala. An act for the erection of a public building at Birming

ham, Alabama. April 19, 1888......
Patents. An act to give validity to certain patents for inventions which were irregularly

executed. April 19, 1888.....
United States courts, Iowa. An act regulating the times for holding the terms of the United

States courts in the northern district of Iowa. April 19, 1888........
Public building, Texarkana, Ark, and Tex. An act for the erection of a public building at Tex-

arkana, situated on both sides of the line between the States of Arkansas and Texas.

April 19, 1888....................................................................... United States courts, Missouri. An act to change the time of the sessions of the circuit and dis

trict courts of the northern division of the eastern district of Missouri. April 19, 1888... Bridge, Tennessee River. An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Tennessee

River at Chattanooga, Tennessee. April 20, 1888.......
Public building, Chattanooga, Tenn. An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the erection

of a public building at Chattanooga, Tennessee," approved February twenty-fifth, eight-
een hundred and eighty-five, and the act amendatory thereof approved February twenty-

first, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven. April 23, 1888............................... Signal Service building. An act to appropriate a sum of money sufficient to carry out the pro

visions of the act approved March fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled "An
act for the purchase of a site, including the building thereon, also for the erection of the
necessary store-houses, for the use of the office of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army, at

the city of Washington, District of Columbia.” April 24, 1888...
Right of way, Indian lands, Minn. An act granting the right of way to the Duluth, Rainy Lake

River and Southwestern Railway Company through certain Indian lands in the State, of

Minnesota. April 24, 1888 ...................
Bridge, Mississippi River, Tenn. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Mis-

sissippi River at Memphis, Tennessee. April 24, 1888...
River and harbor improvements. An act to facilitate the prosecution of works projected for the

improvement of rivers and harb»rs. April 24. 1888............... Gambling, District of Columbia. An act to prevent any person or persons in the cities of Wash

ington and Georgetown from making books and pools on the result of trotting or running'

races or boat races. April 26, 1888.................................................... Great Sioux Reservation, Dak. An act to divide a portion of the reservation of the Sioux

Nation of Indians in Dakota into separate reservations and to secure the relinquishment

of the Indian title to the remainder. April 30, 1888 ...... Lights, Charlotte Harbor, Fla. An act for establishing a light or lights and other aids to navigation to guide into Charlotte Harbor. Florida. May 1, 1888......

105 Beacon-lights, Illinois River. , An act to provide for protecting the navigation of the Illinois

River by extending the system of beacon-lights to said river. May 1, 1888...
Bridges, Red and Little Rivers, Ark, An act authorizing the Kansas City, Texarkana and Gulf
Railway Company to bridge the Red and Little Rivers, in the State of Arkánsas. May

105 Public building, Greenville, S. C. An act for a public building at Greenville, South Carolina. May 1, 1888......

107 Arsenal, Columbia, Tenn. An act to authorize the construction of an arsenal for the repair,

storage, and distribution of ordnance and ordnance stores for the use of the Government of the United States, at Columbia, Tennessee. May 1, 1888.......

109 Military Academy appropriations. An act making appropriations for the support of the Mili.

tary Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

May 1. 1888... ................................................ .....................
Indian reservations, Mont. An act to ratify and confirm an agreement with the Gros Ventre,

Piegan, Blood, Blackfeet, and River Crow Indians in Montana, and for other purposes.
May 1, 1888 ................:

113 Public building, Charleston, W. Va. An act appropriating the sum of fifty-two thousand dol

lars for the enlargement and improvement of the United States Government building at
Charleston, West Virginia. May 1, 1888...

134 Customs districts, Minn. An act to amend sections twenty-five hundred and ninety-five and

twenty-five hundred and ninety-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and

to provide a collector at the port of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and for other purposes. May 12. 1888........

184 “Albert M,Condor," and "Adelante." An act for the registry of the barges "Albert M," Condor," and "Adelante.” May 9, 1888.....

134 Losses of postmasters. To amend an act entitled “An act authorizing the Postmaster-General

to adjust certain claims of postmasters for loss by burglary, fire, or other unavoidable casualty," approved March seventeenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two. May 9, 1888. 135

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