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PAST POLITICAL COMPLEXION OF THE STATES.

R.. republican; W., whig; D., democratic; U., union; A., American; A. M., anti-Masonic; N. R., nationa: republican; P.. populist.

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Under the law passed by congress Feb. 20. 190."), and effective April 1, 1905, citizens of the United Slates, or foreigners living in countries affording similar privileges to citizens of the United States, may obtain registration of trade-marks used in commerce with foreign nations, or among the several states, or with Indian tribes, by complying with the following requirements: First, by filing in the patent office an application therefor in writing, addressed to the commissioner of patents, signed by 'the applicant, specifying his name, domicile, location and citizenship; the class of merchandise and the particular description of goods comprised In such class to which the trade-mark is appropriated; a statement of the mode in which the same Is applied and affixed to goods, and the length of time during which the trade-mark has been used. With this statement shall be filed a drawing of the trade-mark, signed by the applicant or bin attorney, and such number of specimens of the trade-mark as may be required by the commissioner of patents. Second, by paying

into the treasury of the United States the sum of $10 and otherwise complying with the requirements of the law and such regulations as may be prescribed by the commissioner of patents.

The application must be accompanied by a written declaration to the effect that the applicant believes himself to lie the owner of the trade-mark sought to he registered anil that no other person or corporation has the right to use it; that such trademark is in use and that the description and drawing presented are correct. Trade-marks consisting of or comprising immoral or scandalous matter, the coat of arms, flag or other insignia of the United States or of any state or foreign nation cannot be registered. Fees for renewal of trademarks and for tiling opposition to registration are $10 each; for appeals from examiners to the commissioner of patents. $15 each.

Further information regarding the trade-mark law may be bad by applvtng to the commissioner of patents, Washington, D. C.

QUALIFICATIONS FOB SUFFRAGE,

Requirements

For Voters In The

Various States.

ALABAMA — Citizens of good character and understanding or aliens who have declared intention; must exhibit poll-tax receipt.

ARKANSAS—Like Alabama, except as to "good character."

CALIFORNIA-CItizens by nativity; naturalized for 90 days, or treaty of Queretaro.

COLORADO-Cltlzens, male or female, or aliens who declared intention 4 months before offer ing to vote.

CONNECTICUT — Citizens who can read English.

DELAWARE—Citizens paying registration fee.

FLORIDA — Citizens of United States.

G EORG1A—Citizens who can read and have paid all taxes since 1877.

IDAHO —Citizens, male or female.

ILLINOIS — Citizens of United States.

INDIANA—Citizens, or aliens who have declared intention and resided 1 year in United States.

IOWA—Citizens of United States.

KANSAS — Citizens; aliens who have declared intention; women vote at municipal and school elections.

KENTUCKY—Citizens of United States

LOUISIANA —Citizens who are able to read and write, who own $300 worth of property or whose father or grandfather was entitled to vote Jan. 1,18t;7.

MAINE—Citizens of the United States.

MARYLAND—Citizens of United States who can read.

MASSACHUSETTS-Citizenswho can read and write English,

MICHIGAN— Citizens, or aliens who declared Intention prior to May 8, 1802.

MINNESOTA — Citizens of the United States.

MISSISSIPPI — Citizens who can read or understand the constitution.

MISSOURI—CitIzens,or aliens who have declared intention not less than 1 nor more than 5 years before offering to vote.

MONT ANA—Citizens of U. S

NEBRASKA — Citizens, or aliens who have declared intention SO days before election.

NEVADA — Citizens of United States.

NEW HAMPSHIRE-Citizens of

United States.

NEW JERSEY-Citlzens of Unlted States.

NEW YORK-Cltizens who have

been such for 90 days.

NORTH CAROLINA-Citlzens <.r United States who can read

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If convicted of treason, embezzlement of public funds, malfeasance in office or other penitentiary offenses, idiots or insane

Idiots, insane, convicts until pardoned, nonpayment of poll tax.

Chinese, insane, embezzlers of public moneys, convicts.

Persons under guardianship, insane, idiots, prisoners convicted of bribery.

Convicted of felony or other infamous crime

unless pardoned.

Insane, idiots, felons, paupers.

Persons not registered, insane or under guardian, felons, convicts.

Persons convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment, insane, delinquent taxpayers.

Chinese, Indians, insane, felons, polygamists.

bigamists, traitors, bribers.

Convicts of penitentiary until pardoned.

Convicts and persons disqualified by judgment of a court, United States soldiers, marines and sailors.

Idiots, Insane, convicts.

Insane, persons under guardianship, convicts, bribers, defrauders of the government and persons dishonorably discharged from service of United States. Treason, felony, bribery, idiots, insane.

Idiots, Insane, all crimes punishable by imprisonment, embezzling public funds unless pardoned.

Yes. Paupers, persons under guardianship, Indians

not taxed. Yes. Persons convicted of larceny or other infamous

crime, persons under guardianship, insane, idiots. Yes. Paupers (except United States soldiers), persons

under guardianship. Yes. Indians holding tribal relations, duelists and

their abettors.

Yes. Treason, felony unless pardoned, Insane, persons

underguardianship, uncivilized Indians. Yes. Insane, idiots, felons, delinquent taxpayers.

Paupers, persons convicted of felony or other infamous crime or misdemeanor or violating right of suffrage, unless pardoned; second con- viction disfranchises.

Yes. Indians, felons, idiots, insane.

Yes. Lunatics, persons convicted of treason or felony unless pardoned, United States soldiers andsallors.

Yes. Insane, idiots, convicted of treason or felony, unaninestied confederates against the United States, Indians and Chinese.

Yes.'Paupers (except honorably discharged soldiers), persons excused from paying taxes at their own request.

Yes. Paupers, insane, idiots and persons convicted o crimes which exclude them from being wituesse unless pardoned.

Yes. Convicted of bribery or any infamous crime unless pardoned, betters on result of election, bribers for votes and the bribed.

No.. Idiots, lunatics, convicted of felony or other infamous crimes, athoistt*.

(a) Registration required in some counties, (ft) In all cities, (c) In the cities of first, second and third

class, (d) Required in cities of 1.200 inhabitants or over, (e) In cities of 100.000 population or over.

QUALIFICATIONS YOU. SUFFRAGE.—CONTINUED.

KEQlTIKEMENTS

Pok Voters In The

Vakiol's States.

NORTH DAKOTA-r Citizens, or

aliens who have declared intention 1 year and not more tlitin t; prior to election, and civilized Indians.

OHIO - Citizens of the United States.

OKLAHOMA — Citizens of the United States and native Indiai^

OREGON — White male citizens or aliens who have declared in tention 1 year before election.

PENNSYLVANIA — Citizens al least 1 month, and if 22 years old must have paid tax within 2 yrs,

RHODE ISLAND - Citizens Of United States.

SOUTH CAROLINA—Citizens of United States who can read.

SOUTH DAKOTA - Citizens, oi aliens who have declared intention.

TENNESSEE—Citizens who have paid poll tax preceding year.

TEXAS — Citizens, or aliens whi have declared intention*; months before election.

UTAH—Citizens of United States, male or female.

VERMONT —CRiaens of United States

VIRGINIA - Citizens of United States of good understanding who have paid poll tax for three years and all ex-soldiers.

WASHINGTON—Citizens of United States.

WEST VIRGINIA — Citizens of the state.

WISCONSIN—Citizens, or aliens whohavedeelared intention.

WYOMING-Citlzens, male or female, i

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(a) In cities of 3,000 population or over. {b).In cities of not less than D.000 inhabitants, (c) Nontaxpayers must register yearly before Dec. 31. (d) In towns having 1.000 voters and counties where registration has been adopted by popular vote, (e) All counties having iO.OOO inhabitants or over, tf) in cities ot 10,000 or over.

In a more or less limited form, relating to taxation and school matters, woman suffrage exists in Arizona, California, Delaware, Idaho Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky. Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana. Nebraska. New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon. South DakotaTexas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

PASSPORTS.

Passports are issued to citizens of the United States upon application to the state department In Washington. The application must be accompanied by an affidavit, attested by a notary public or other officer empowered to administer oaths, slating that the applicant is a citizen and giving the place of birth and age, and it must be accompanied by the certificate of one other citizen to whom he is personally known that the declaration made by the applicant is true. The application must also be accompanied by a description iif the person, particularly as to age, height, complexion, forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, hair and face.

Blank forms are furnished by the state department upon application. The fee for each passport is $1. Citizens traveling abroad may also obtain passports by applying to United States ambassadors and ministers. Where any person has made a declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States and lias resided in the United States for three years a passport valid for six months may be issued to him. This passport is not renewable and does not entitle the holder to the protection of this government in the country of which he was originally a citizen.

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THE SHERMAN ANTITRUST LAW.

Passed by the 51st congress

Section 1. Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states or with foreign nations, is hereby declared to be illegal. Every person who shall make any such contract or engage in any such combination or conspiracy shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be pun Ished by fine not exceeding $5,000 or by Imprisonment not exceediug one year, or by both said punishments, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 2. Every person who shall monopolize or attempt to monopolize or combine or conspire with any person or persons to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several states or with foreign nations shall be deemed guilty of n misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both said punishments, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 3. Every contract, combination in form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce In any territory of the United States or of the District of Columbia, or in restraint of trade or commerce between any such territory and another, oi between any such territory or territories and any state or states or the District of Columbia or with foreign nations, Oi between the District of Columbia and any state or states or foreign nations, is hereby declared illegal. Every person who shall make any such contract or engage in any such combination or conspiracy shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both said punishments, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 4. The several Circuit courts of the United States are hereby invested with jurisdiction to prevent or restrain violations of this act; and it shall be the duty of the several district attorneys of the United States, in their respective districts, under the direction of the attorney-general, to Institute proceedings in equity to prevent and restrain such violations. Such proceedings may be by way of petition setting forth the case and pray

and approved July 2, 1890.

ing that such violation shall be enjoined or otherwise prohibited. When the parties complained of shall have been duly notified of such petition the court shall proceed, as soon as may be, to the hearing and *letermination of the case; and pending such petition and before final decree the court may at any time make such temporary restraining order or prohibition as shall be deemed just In the premises.

Sec. 5. Whenever it shall appear to the court before which any proceeding under section 4 of this act may be pending that the ends of justice require that other parties should be brought before the court, the court may cause them to be summoned, whether they reside in the district in which the court is held or not; and subpoenas to that end may be served in any district by the marshal thereof.

Sec. 6. Any property owned under.any contract or by any combination or pursuant to any conspiracy (and being the subject thereof) mentioned in section 1 of this act and being in the course of transportation from one state to another or to a foreign country shall be forfeited to the United States and may be seized and condemned by like proceedings as those provided by law for the forfeiture, seizure and condemnation of property imported into the United States contrary to law.

Sec. 7. Any person who shall be injured in his business or property by any other person or corporation by reason of anything forbidden or declared unlawful by this act may sue therefor in any Circuit court of the United States in the dis trict in which the defendant resides or is found, witliout respect to the amount In controversy, and shall recover threefold the damages by him sustained and the cost of suit, including a reasonable attorney's fee.

Sec. 8. That the word "person" or "persons" wherever used in this act be deemed to include corporations and associations existing under or authorized by the laws of either the United States, the laws of any of the territories, the laws of any state or the laws of any foreign country.

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MIDSHIPMEN DROWNED IN HAMPTON ROADS,

Six midshipmen, a boatswain and four sailors i steam launch and were on their way to the battle were drowned shortly after midnight Juno 11. 1007. ship Minnesota. The launch was upset by runIn Hampton roads while returning from a visit to ning Into a steel towing hawser. The midshipmen the Jamestown exposition. The men were In a ' were recent graduates of the naval academy.

WORK OF THE 59TH CONGRESS-SECOND SESSION. Session began Dec. 3, 1006; ended March 4, 1907.

Total appropriations, $919,948,679.03.

Age disability pension bill passed by senate Jan. 11, 1007; by bouse 'Sub. 5, 1907; approved Feb. 6, 1907.

Christopher Columbus memorial bill passed by senate March 3, liK>7; by house same date; approved March 4, 1907.

Denatured alcohol bill passed by house Feb 7, 1907; by Semite* March 1, 1107; approved March 2, 1907.

Expatriation bill nassod by house Jan. 21, 1907; by senate March 1, 1907; approved March 2, 1907. i.See '-Citizenship in the United States.")

Foundation for promotion of industrial peace bill passed by senate Feb. 27, 1907; by house March 1, 1907; approved March 2, 1907.

Immigration bill passed (at first session) by senate May 23; 1906; by house June 25, 1906; agreed to in conference at second session and approved Feb. 20, 1907.

Philippine agricultural bank bill passed by senate Feb. 23, 1907; by house March 3, 1907; approved March 4, 1007.

Political contributions by corporations bill passed by senate June 9, 1900 (tirst session); by house Jan. 21, 1907; approved Jan. 26, 1907.

Railway employes' sixteen-hours bill passed by senate Jan. 10, 1907; by house Feb. 23, 1907; approved March 4, 1907.

Special delivery stamp bill passed by house Feb. 18-, 1907; by senate March 1, 1907; approved March 2, 1907.

Writs of error in criminal coses bill passed by senate Feb. 13. 1007; by house on same date. (For work ot first session of 59th congress, see The Dally News Almanac and Year-Book for 1907,

page 167.)

SALARIES OF CONGRESSMEN. On and after Mcrch 4, 1907, the compensation of the speaker of the nous3 of representatives, the. vice-president of the United States and the heads of executive departments wbo are members of the president's cabinet shall l>c at the rate of $12,000 per annum each, and the compensation of senators, representatives In congress, delegates from territories ind resident commissioner from Porto Rico shall bo at the rate of $7,500 per annum each. (Sec. 4 of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, approved Feb. 26, 1907.)

SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMPS. After July I, 1907, when in addition to the stamps reouired to transmit any letter or package of mail matter through the mails there shall be attached to the envelope or covering 10 cents' worth of ordinary stamps of any d?nomination, with the words "special delivery" or their equivalent written or printed on the envelope or covering, the said letter or peerage shall be delivered in all respects a>' though It bore a regulation "special delivery" stamp.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MEMORIAL. There shall be erected in the city of Washington, D. O.. a suitable memorial to Christopher Columbos, for which $100,000 is appropriated. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the act a commission, consisting of the chairman of the senate committee on library of the 59th congress, the chairman of the committee on library of the honse of representatives of the 50th congress, the secretary of state, the secretary of war and the supreme knight of the Order of the Knights of Columbus, shall be created with full authority to select a site and design and superintend the construction of the memorial.

AGE DISABILITY PENSIONS.

Any person who served ninety davs or more in Hie army or navy of the United States In the civil war or sixty days in the war with Mexico, who

has readied the age of 62 years or over, shall be entitled to receive a pension as follows: In case such person has reached the age of 62 years, $12

{ier month; 70 years, $15; 75 years or over, $20. tank in service will not he considered in applications filed under tills act. Persons now receiving pensions and who are eligible may apply under the new law, but no1 person receiving a greater pension under miy other law than he would he entitled to under this act shall be pensionable under its provisions. Double pensions are prohibited.

PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURAL BANK.

For the purpose of aiding in the establishment and operation of an agricultural bank in the Philippines, the I hillppine commission is empowered to guarantee ar. Income of not exceeding.4 per cent per annum upon cash capital invested in it. The guaranty shall be made to a company organized under the laws of the Philippine islands, with its principal olflces in Manila. The bank shall not grant loans except to those engaged in agriculture and for the sole purpose of assisting agriculture in the Islands. No loan exceeding $5,000 shall be,made except upon the written authority of the secretary of finance and justice of the islands. Interest ou loans shall not exceed 10 per cent per annum.

POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY CORPORATIONS.

It shall be unlawful for any national bank, or any corjioratioit organized by authority of any laws of congress, to make t money contribution in connection with any election to any political office. It shall also be unlawful for any corporation whatever to make a m ;ney contribution in connection with any election at which presidential and vicepresidential electors or a representative in congress Is to be voted for or any election by. any state legislature of a United States senator. Every corporation violating this law shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000. and any director or officer of any corporation who shall consent to such contribution shall upon conviction be fined not more than $1,000 nor less than $250, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both fine and Imprisonment.

DENATURED ALCOHOL. Notwithstanding anything contained in the act

entitled "An act for the withdrawal from bond tax free of domestic alcohol when rendered unfit for beverage or liquid medicinal uses by mixture with suitable denaturing materials," approved June 7, 1006, domestic alcohol when suitably denatured may be withdrawn from bond without the payment of internal-revenue tax and used in the manufacture of ether and chloroform and other definite chemical substances where the alcohol is changed into some other chemical substance and does not appear in the finished product as alcohol. Rum of not less than 150 degrees pioof may be withdrawn for denaturation only in accordance with the provisions of the act of June 7. 1906, and of this act. The act provides for the establishment under the supervision of the commissioner of internal revenue of central denaturing bonded warehouses.

WRITS OF ERROR IN CRIMINAL CASES.

A writ of error may be taken by the United States from the District or Circuit courts direct to the Supreme court of the United States in all criminal cases in tbe following instances:

From a decision or judgment quashing, setting aside or sustaining a demurrer to any indictment or to any count thereof, where such decision or judgment is based upon the invalidity or construction of the statute upon which the indictment is* founded.

From a decis:on arresting a judgment of conviction for insufth Icncy of the Indictment, wher^ such decision is based upon the Invalidity or construe

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