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empowered to issue their several bonds in any sum not exceeding two per centum of the assessed valuation of the real and personal property taxable for municipal purposes by said municipalities, respectively, as the same appears upon the last assessment roll of said municipalities, respectively, for the construction of a freighting and wagon road from any convenient point in the Salt River Valley in Maricopa County, Territory of Arizona, to what is known as the Salt River reservoir dam site in said Maricopa County, Arizona.

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SEC. 2. That before the bonds of either said city or said towns shall special election rebe issued a special election shall be ordered by the common council of said city or of said towns, or either of them, proposing to issue the bonds, at which election the question whether such bonds shall issue shall be submitted to the qualified electors of said city or of said town or towns whose names appear upon the last assessment roll of said city or said town or towns as assessed for municipal taxation. Thirty Notice. days' notice of any such election shall be given by publication thereof in a newspaper printed and published and of general circulation in said city or town in which such election is proposed to be held for said period o irty days before the day fixed for such election.

SEC. 3. That the registration for such elections, the manner of conducting the same, and the canvassing of the returns of said election shall be as nearly as practicable in accordance with the requirements of law in general or special elections in each of said municipalities, respectively, and said bonds shall be issued only upon condition that two-thirds of the votes cast at such election in said city or town shall be in favor of issuing said bonds.

Registration, etc.

Interest on bonds.

SEC. 4. That the bonds above specified, when authorized to be issued as hereinbefore provided, shall bear interest at not exceeding five per centum per annum, payable semiannually, and shall not be sold for less than their par value, with accrued interest, and shall be in denomina-. Denominations. tions of five hundred dollars each, and shall be payable in New York City or Phoenix, Arizona, at the option of the holder, in not less than fifteen years nor more than twenty years from date.

SEC. 5. That no part of the funds arising from the sale of said bonds shall be used for any purpose other than that specified in this Act.

SEC. 6. That said bonds shall be sold only in such amounts as the governing body of the municipality issuing the same shall direct, and the proceeds thereof, when expended, shall be disbursed under the order and direction of such governing body, from time to time, as the same may be required for the purposes aforesaid. Approved, January 21, 1904.

Use of funds.

Sale of bonds.

Disbursements.

CHAP. 7.-An Act Supplemental to the Act of February ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, incorporating the Columbian College in the District of Columbia, and the Acts amendatory thereof.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act to incorporate the Columbian College, in the District of Columbia, approved February ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, and the amendatory Act approved March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, be, and the same are hereby, amended by repealing and striking out of the said charter the following words in lines twenty to twenty five in section one of the said amendatory Act of March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, namely, "Two-thirds of said trustees, and also the president of the university, shall be members of regular Baptist churches; that is to say, members of churches of that denomination of Protestant Christians now usually known and recognized under the name.of the regular Baptist denomination."

January 23, 1904.
[S. 1496.]
[Public, No. 7.]

District of Columbia. charter amended.

Columbian College

Vol. 6, p. 255.
Vol. 30, p. 328.

Trustees.

Persons of any religious denomination

tees.

Vol. 6, p. 257.

Trustees empowered to change name of university, etc.

SEC. 2. That section thirteen of the original charter of February made eligible as trus- ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, which provides "That persons of every religious denomination shall be capable of being elected trustees; nor shall any person, either as president, professor, tutor, or pupil, be refused admittance into said college, or denied any of the privileges, immunities, or advantages thereof, for or on account of his sentiments in matters of religion," be, and the same is hereby, reenacted and shall be hereafter in full force as a part of said charter. SEC. 3. That power is hereby given to the board of trustees of said university to change the name of said university at any regular meeting by a vote of not less than two-thirds of the total number of members of the board, as prescribed by the charter, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of Education. That upon said action being taken a certificate, under the seal of the university, stating the name adopted and the date when the name shall go into effect not less than thirty days nor more than six months from the date of its adoption, together with the fact that said name has been adopted as herein prescribed, shall be filed in the office of the recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and thereupon, upon the date specified for the name to go into effect, the university shall be known and designated by the name adopted, and by said new name the said university shall be vested with and convey its real estate, hold, control, and administer endowments and gifts of money and property heretofore and hereafter made for the maintenance of its educational work and do and perform all acts which it now has the power to do Change of name not under its said charter. Such change of name shall not in any other way change, affect, or modify in any degree the rights, privileges, obligations, and powers of the said university under the charter of February ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, and the amendatory Acts thereto.

to affect rights, etc.

Vol. 6, p. 255.

Repeal.

SEC. 4. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved, January 23, 1904.

January 25, 1904.
[S. 465.]
[Public, No. 8.]

District of Columbia.

CHAP. 34.-An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to permit the Pintsch Compressing Company to lay pipes in certain streets in the city of Washington," approved May nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pintsch Compress States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act entitled "An Act to permit the Pintsch Compressing Company to lay pipes in certain streets in the city of Washington," approved May nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding a new section, to stand as section four, as follows:

ing Company.
Vol. 29, p. 124,
amended.

May extend pipes to

union station.

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SEC. 4. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby authorized to permit extensions of the pipe lines of the said Pintsch Compressing Company to reach the site of the union passenger station or the terminals connected therewith. And the said Commissioners are further authorized to permit the relaying of the pipes of said company to accommodate changes in the authorized grades of Work to be approved Streets: Provided, That all such work shall be done according to regby the Commission- ulations to be approved by the said Commissioners, and under the conditions named in said Act, approved May nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six."

ers.

Proviso.

Vol. 29, p. 124.

Approved, January 25, 1904.

CHAP. 35.-An Act Making Chester, Pennsylvania, a subport of entry.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Chester, in the State of Pennsylvania, be, and is hereby, constituted a subport of entry in the customs collection district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Approved, January 25, 1904.

January 25, 1904.
[S. 652.]
[Public, No. 9.]

Customs.

Chester, Pa., made a subport of entry. R. S., sec. 2543, p. 501, amended.

CHAP. 39.-An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act providing for public printing and binding and the distribution of public documents."

January 30, 1904.
[S. 2121.]
[Public, No. 10.]

Public printing.
Congressiona'

rated.

p. 606,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That chapter twenty-three of the Statutes of the United States entitled "An Act providing for pub- franks may be perfolic printing and binding and the distribution of public documents," Vol. 28, approved January twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five (Statutes amended. at Large, twenty-eight, page six hundred and six), be, and is hereby, amended by inserting after the words "blank franks" where they occur in the second paragraph of section thirty-seven of said chapter, the following words, "printed on sheets and perforated, or singly, at the option of said Senators, Members, and Delegates." Approved, January 30, 1904.

CHAP. 40.-An Act Providing for the appointment of a customs appraiser at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be in the customs collection district of Pittsburg, in the State of Pennsylvania, an appraiser, to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and with compensation at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum.

Approved, January 30, 1904.

January 30, 1904.
[H. R. 6804.]
[Public, No. 11.]

Customs.
Appraiser at Pitts-

burg. Pa.. authorized.
amended.

R. S., sec. 2544, p. 502,

CHAP. 88.-An Act To authorize the county of Poinsett, in the State of Arkansas, to construct a bridge across the Saint Francis River at or near the town of Marked Tree, in said county and State.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the county of Poinsett, one of the counties of the State of Arkansas, duly created and organized under and by virtue of the laws of said State, is hereby authorized and empowered to erect, construct, and maintain a bridge, by and through its proper officers, over the Saint Francis River, at or near the town of Marked Tree, Arkansas: Provided, That the plans and location of said bridge are approved by the Secretary of War before construction is commenced. Said bridge shall be constructed to provide for the passage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals, and for foot passengers, under such rules and regulations as may be laid down by the proper officers of said county under the laws of the said State of Arkansas.

SEC. 2. That said bridge shall be a lawful structure, and shall be known and recognized as a post route, and shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other post-roads of the United States; and no charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, troops,

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Telegraph, etc., and munitions of war of the United States. Equal privileges in the

rights

Changes.

Time of construction.

Amendment.

use of said bridge shall be granted to all telegraph and telephone companies, and the United States shall have the right of way across said bridge and its approaches for postal telegraph and telephone purposes; and any changes in the said bridge which the Secretary of War may require in the interests of navigation shall be made by the person or corporation owning or operating the same at their own expense.

SEC. 3. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of the bridge herein authorized shall not be commenced within one year and completed within three years from the date of approval hereof. SEC. 4. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, February 2, 1904.

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CHAP, 89.-An Act In relation to business streets in the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the last proviso of the Act of July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled "An Act to vest in the Commissioners of the District of Columbia control of street parking in said District," is amended so as to read as follows: "That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are authorized and directed to denominate portions of streets in the District of Columbia as business streets and to authorize the use, on such portions of streets, for business purposes by abutting property owners, under such general regulations as said Commissioners may prescribe, of so much of the sidewalk and parking as may not be needed, in the judgment of said Commissioners, by the general public, under the following conditions, namely: First, where in a portion of a street not already denominated a business street a majority of a frontage not less than three blocks in length is occupied and used for business purposes; and, second, where a portion of a street has already been denominated a business street and there exists adjoining such portion a block or more whose frontage is occupied and used for business purposes."

Approved, February 2, 1904.

February 5, 1904.

[S. 2795.]

[Public, No. 14.]

District of Columbia.

ry, etc.

ed.

Vol. 27, p. 42, amend

Proviso.

CHAP. 150.-An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act for the regulation of the practice of dentistry in the District of Columbia, and for the protection of the people from empiricism in relation thereto," approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Practice of dentist States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of Congress entitled "An Act for the regulation of the practice of dentistry in the District of Columbia, and for the protection of the people from empiricism in relation thereto." approved June sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out all of the proviso in section three of said Act and inserting in lieu thereof License to practice the following: "Provided, That the board of dental examiners may without examination. issue a license to practice to any dentist who shall have been in legal practice for a period of five years or more, upon the certificate of the board of dental examiners of the State or Territory in which he practiced, certifying his competency and moral character, and upon the payment of the certification fee without examination as to his qualifications."

Conditions.

Approved, February 5, 1904.

CHAP. 151.-An Act Providing for an additional officer in the district of Chicago, in the collection district of Indiana and Illinois.

February 6, 1904.
[S. 540.]
[Public, No. 15.]

Customs.
Naval officer 10.

Chicago, Ill., author

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be in the district of Chicago, in the collection district of Indiana and Illinois, in addition to the officers now provided for by law, a naval officer for the ized. R. S., sec. 2602, p. 514, district, who shall perform the duties pertaining to that office, and amended. shall receive a salary of five thousand dollars a year. Approved, February 6, 1904.

CHAP. 152. An Act To amend section eight hundred and ninety-five of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia.

February 8, 1904.
[H. R. 8686.]
[Public, No. 16.]

District of Columbia
Code.

Harbor regulations.
Vol. 32, p.

535,

Anchorage control extended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section eight hundred and ninety-five of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia is hereby amended by adding the following to the first paragraph thereof: amended. "SEC. 895. Every vessel coming to anchor in any other portion of the navigable waters in the District of Columbia shall also be so moored under the direction of the harbor master, or the pilot of the police boat acting in the harbor master's absence, as not to obstruct the channel, and be secured with an anchor at bow and stern as to keep the long axis of the vessel parallel with that of the channel and prevent it from swinging so as to obstruct the free passage of the channel by other vessels."

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Removing sunken vessels, etc., from Vol. 32, p. 536.

SEC. 2. That the provision in the third paragraph of said section requiring any captain or owner of or anyone in charge of any barge, docks. sand scow, or any vessel that may sink in said canals, shall raise and remove the same in five days," is hereby made applicable to the captain or owner of any sunken vessel or other structure in any dock or at the end of any wharf in the District of Columbia. Approved, February 8, 1904.

CHAP. 153.-An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act providing the terms and places of holding the courts of the United States in the district of Minnesota, and for other purposes," approved April twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section four of an Act entitled "An Act providing the terms and places of holding the courts of the United States in the district of Minnesota, and for other purposes," approved April twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety, be amended so as to read as follows:

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"SEC. 4. That regular terms of the circuit and district courts shall be held as follows: For the first division, on the third Tuesday in May ed. and the third Tuesday in November; for the second division, on the fourth Tuesday in April and the fourth Tuesday in October; for the third division on the first Tuesday in June and the first Tuesday in December; for the fourth division, on the first Tuesday in April and the first Tuesday in October; for the fifth division, on the second Tuesday in January and the second Tuesday in July; for the sixth division, on the first Tuesday in May and the second Tuesday in November."

SEC. 2. That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of March, anno Domini nineteen hundred and four. Approved, February 9, 1904.

Terms of court.
Vol. 26, p. 73, amend-

Effect, March 1, 1904.

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