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February 10, 1904.
[H. R. 8688.]
[Public, No. 18.]

District of Columbia.

transferred to.

CHAP. 155.-An Act To transfer jurisdiction of reservation numbered thirty-two, in the city of Washington, District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Jurisdiction, etc., of States of America in Congress assembled, That the jurisdiction and reservation No. 32 control of public reservation numbered thirty-two, bounded by Pennsylvania avenue, Fourteenth street, E street, and Thirteen-and-a-half street northwest, in the city of Washington, District of Columbia, is hereby transferred from the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, in order to provide a suitable approach to the new District building to be located fronting said reservation.

Approved, February 10, 1904.

February 10, 1904. (H. R. 10421.] [Public, No. 19.] District of Columbia. Removal of snow

and ice from imTenant or occupant

proved sidewalks, etc.

of premises to have snow removed.

CHAP. 156.-An Act To provide for the removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of every tenant or occupant of any lot or lots of ground within the fire limits of the District of Columbia improved by a house or building adjacent to any improved sidewalk, within the first four hours of daylight after the ceasing of any fall of snow, to cause said snow to be removed from the paved sidewalk adjacent to such lot or lots to the extent in length to which said lot or lots abut thereon and to the extent in breadth of not less than six feet, and if such improved sidewalk be to be sprinkled with not of such width, then to the extent of the width thereof; and in the

Ice-covered walks san J, etc.

Penalty.

Commissioners

to

remove snow in front

etc.

event any snow that may have fallen shall, before its removal, become so hardened by freezing or otherwise that it can not be removed without great difficulty, or if at any time ice shall have formed on any such improved sidewalk by the freezing of rain, hail, melted snow, or in any other manner, it shall be the duty of such tenant or occupant, within the first four hours of daylight thereafter, to sprinkle, or cause such snow or ice, to the extent aforesaid, to be sprinkled with sand, sawdust, or other such substance. And for any violation of the provisions of this section such tenant or occupant shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of five dollars and costs or by imprisonment in the workhouse of the District of Columbia not exceeding five days, and by an additional fine of five dollars and costs or by additional imprisonment in the workhouse of the District of Columbia not exceeding five days for each additional twenty-four hours after the expiration of the time hereinbefore provided that such tenant or occupant shall suffer or permit such snow or ice to remain without being sprinkled or removed as hereinbefore provided.

SEC. 2. That it shall be the duty of the Commissioners of the District of public property, of Columbia, as soon as practicable after the ceasing of any fall of snow or after the accumulation of ice on the paved sidewalks of the District of Columbia in front of and adjacent to public buildings, public squares, and public reservations in the said District owned or leased by said District, to cause such snow or ice to be removed, and also to cause the same to be removed from all cross walks of improved streets and places hardened of intersection of alleys with improved sidewalks; but in the event of etc.. to be sprinkled inability to remove such accumulation of snow or ice by reason of the hardening thereof, it shall be their duty, as soon as practicable, to cause such paved sidewalks, cross walks, and places of intersection of alleys with improved sidewalks to be sprinkled with sand, sawdust, or other such material.

Ice or

snow on sidewalks,

with sand, etc.

Vacant lots.
Owners of, to re-

ting sidewalks.

Ice

snow.

or hardened

SEC. 3. That it shall be the duty of the owner or owners of every vacant or unimproved lot within the tire limits of the District of move snow on abutColumbia fronting or abutting upon a paved sidewalk, within the first four hours of daylight after the ceasing of any fall of, snow, as set forth in section one hereof, to cause such snow to be removed from the paved sidewalk in front of such lot or lots in the same manner, and to the same extent, and subject to the same penalty as provided in said section; and in the event any snow that may have fallen shall, before its removal, become so hardened by freezing or otherwise that it can not be removed without great difficulty, or if at any time ice shall have formed on any such sidewalk by the freezing of rain, hail, melted snow, or in any other manner, it shall be the duty of such owner or owners, within the first four hours of daylight thereafter, to sprinkle, or cause such frozen snow or ice, to the extent aforesaid, to be sprinkled with sand or sawdust or other such substance; and for Penalty. failure to do so such owner or owners shall be subject to the same penalty provided in section one of this Act.

Ante, p. 12.

Removal, etc., by Commissioners

on

Assessments against unimproved, etc., lots.

SEC 4. That in the event of the failure of any such owner or owners of any vacant or unimproved lot to cause the removal of such snow or failure of owner. ice, or to sprinkle the same as hereinbefore provided, it shall be the duty of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, as soon as practicable after the expiration of the time herein provided for the removal or sprinkling thereof, to cause the snow or ice in front of such lot to be removed or to cause the same to be sprinkled as hereinbefore directed to be done by such owner or owners; and upon each and every such removal or sprinkling by them they shall assess the sum of one dollar against each such lot, and where any such lot has a frontage in excess of twenty-five feet an additional sum of one dollar for each additional frontage of twenty-five feet or fractional part thereof, which said assessment shall be a lien on such lot when entered of record on the tax records of the District of Columbia, and to continue until paid, and shall be added to the general tax annually levied on such lot, and shall be collected in the same manner and as part of such general tax: Provided, however, That such removal or sprinkling by the Commissioners relieve owners from of the District of Columbia, and assessment therefor, shall not relieve the owner or occupant from the penalty hereinbefore provided for failure to remove or sprinkle such snow or ice.

Proviso

Assessments not to

penalties.

Removal of dirt,

Notice.

SEC. 5. That it shall be the duty of every owner of any unimproved etc., by owners. or nontenanted improved lot or lots, and of the tenant or occupant of any improved lot or lots of ground in the District of Columbia, within three days after notice to do so by the Commissioners, to cause to be cleaned off and removed all dirt, sand, gravel, or other refuse matter that may fall, wash, or be placed upon any paved sidewalk adjacent to such lot or lots in the District of Columbia, subject to the same penalty Ante, p. 12. provided in section one of this Act.

Removal of dirt, etc., by Commission

ers.

Assessment.
Supra.

SEC. 6. That in the event of failure on the part of any owner, tenant, or occupant of any improved or unimproved lot or lots of ground in the District of Columbia to comply with the provisions of the preceding section of this Act within five days after the notice hereinbefore provided, it shall be the duty of the Commissioners of the District to cause the removal of such accumulation of dirt, sand, gravel, or other refuse matter; and upon any and every such removal. by them they shall make an assessment on account thereof at the same rates and under the same provisions named in section four of this Act. SEC. 7. That, to enable the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to comply with the provisions of sections four and six of this Act, triet revenues. the sum of five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, one-half out of the revenues of the District of Columbia and one-half out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropri

Appropriation.
One-half from Dis-

Proviso.

Assessments to con

fund.

ated: Provided, however, That all assessments collected under the prostitute a continuous visions of this Act shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the appropriation herein made, and shall form a continuous fund for the purpose of complying with the provisions of said sections four and six.

Prosecutions.

Prior act repealed.
Vol. 29, p. 608.

SEC. 8. That all prosecutions under this Act shall be in the police court of the District of Columbia, in the name of said District, and by its attorney or one of his assistants.

SEC. 9. That the Act of Congress approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled "An Act for the removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks, cross walks, and gutters in the District of Columbia," be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Approved, February 10, 1904.

February 16, 1904.
[H. R. 7023.]
[Public, No. 20.]

District of Columbia.

ings, etc., limited.

CHAP. 158.-An Act To amend an Act to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Height of nonfire: States of America in Congress assembled, That section one of an Act proof residence build- entitled "An Act to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Vol. 30, p. 922, Columbia," approved March first, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, be, and the same is hereby, amended by inserting after the word "hotel," in the fourth line thereof, the words "or as a hospital or dormitory." so that said section will read as follows:

amended.

Hospitals and dormitories.

"That from and after the date of the approval of this Act no comMaximum height. bustible or nonfireproof building intended to be used or occupied as a residence, or as an apartment house or hotel, or as a hospital or dormitory in the District of Columbia shall be erected to a height of more than five stories or raised to a height exceeding sixty feet above the sidewalk, the measurement to be made as hereinafter prescribed.” Approved, February 16, 1904.

February 16, 1904.
[H. R. 7024.]
[Public, No. 21.]

Commissioners to

of city limits.

CHAP. 159.-An Act To name streets, avenues, alleys, highways, and reservations in that part of the District of Columbia outside of the city of Washington, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbia. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioners of name streets outside the District of Columbia be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to name or rename streets, avenues, alleys, highways, and reservations in that part of the District of Columbia lying outside of the city of Washington, under such system of naming as they shall see fit to adopt, and such names when recorded in the office of the surveyor of the District of Columbia shall thereafter be the official names of such streets, avenues, alleys, highways, and reservations. SEC. 2. That the abandonment of any street, avenue, road, or upon highway, or part thereof, under the provisions of "An Act to provide a permanent system of highways in that part of the District of Columbia lying outside of cities," approved March second, eighteen hundred. and ninety-three, and the amendment thereto, approved June twentyeighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, the title to the land contained in such abandoned portion shall revert to the owners of the land abutting thereon.

Abandoned streets, etc., revert to owners

of abutting land. Vol. 27, p. 532.

Vol. 30, p. 520.

Repeal.

SEC. 3. That all laws or parts of laws inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed.

Approved, February 16, 1904.

CHAP. 160.-An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and for prior years, and for other purposes.

February 18, 1904.
[H. R. 10954.]
[Public, No. 22.]

Urgent deficiencies "appropriations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, and for prior years, and for other objects hereinafter stated, namely:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE.

Executive Office.

For contingent expenses of the Executive Office, including stationery Contingent expenses. therefor, as well as record books, telegrams, telephones, books for library, miscellaneous items, and furniture and carpets for offices, care of office carriages, horses, and harness, for the fiscal year nineteen. hundred and three, nine hundred and fifty-one dollars and ninety-six

cents.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

State Department.

Alaskan boundary.
Vol. 32, p. 1961.

ternational exchange.

To enable the Secretary of State to mark the boundary, and make the surveys incidental thereto, between the Territory of Alaska and the Dominion of Canada in conformity with the award of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal and existing treaties, one hundred thousand dollars, to remain available until the close of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and five. For additional amount to enable the President to cooperate through Commission on indiplomatic channels with the Governments of Mexico, China, Japan, and other countries, for the purpose set forth in the message of the President and accompanying notes submitted to Congress January twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and three, and printed as Senate Document Numbered One hundred and nineteen, second session Fiftyseventh Congress, twenty-five thousand dollars; and the commission appointed for this purpose shall terminate November first, nineteen hundred and four.

For contingent expenses, namely: For care and subsistence of Contingent expenses. horses, to be used only for official purposes, and repairs of wagons, carriage, and harness, rent of stable, telegraphic and electric apparatus and repairs to the same, and miscellaneous items not included in the foregoing, two thousand dollars.

For the purchase of two horses for the official use of the Department of State, five hundred dollars.

Purchase of horses.

For balance due Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company for Telephone service. exchange service for the quarter ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two, thirty-three dollars and thirty-nine cents.

FOREIGN INTERCOURSE.

DIPLOMATIC SERVICE IN THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA: For salary of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Panama at the to. rate of ten thousand dollars per annum, and salary of secretary of legation at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum, from date of taking the oaths of office, respectively, until and including June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, six thousand three hundred and one dollars and twenty-nine cents, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

CONTINGENT EXPENSES, FOREIGN MISSIONS: To supply a deficiency in the appropriation "Contingent expenses, foreign missions," including all objects mentioned under this title of appropriation in the diplomatic and consular appropriation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, fifteen thousand dollars.

Foreign intercourse.

Panama.

Diplomatic officers

Contingent expenses, missions.

Unforeseen gencies.

emer

To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers on account of the appropriation for "Contingent expenses, foreign missions," for the fiscal years as follows:

For the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, one hundred and one dollars and ninety-seven cents.

For the fiscal year nineteen hundred and two, twenty-three thou sand eight hundred and seventy-one dollars and seventy cents.

EMERGENCIES ARISING IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE: To enable the President to meet unforeseen emergencies arising in the diplomatic and consular service, and to extend the commercial and other interests of the United States, to be expended pursuant to the R. S., sec. 291, p. 49. requirement of section two hundred and ninety-one of the Revised Statutes, forty-five thousand dollars.

Inspection of consulates.

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For expenses, not salaries, of inspection of consulates, to be expended under the direction of the Department of State, eight thousand dollars. CLERK HIRE TO LEGATION TO SPAIN: To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers of the Treasury on account of the appropriation for "Clerk hire to legation to Spain" for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and two, one dollar and thirty-eight cents.

REPAIRS TO LEGATION AND CONSULAR PREMISES: To enable the Secretary of State to keep in repair the legation and consular premises owned by the Government of the United States and occupied by its agents, two thousand dollars.

CONSULAR SERVICE IN MANCHURIA: For the following for the balance of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four: Consul-general at Mukden, Manchuria, at the rate of four thousand dollars per annum; consul at An-tung, Manchuria, at the rate of three thousand five hundred dollars per annum; consul at Dalny, Manchuria, at the rate of three thousand five hundred dollars per annum; in all, four thousand five hundred and sixty-nine dollars and sixty cents, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

CONTINGENT EXPENSES, UNITED STATES CONSULATES: To supply a deficiency in the appropriation "Contingent expenses, United States consulates," including all objects mentioned under this title of appropriation in the diplomatic and consular appropriation Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, forty-five thousand dollars.

To pay amounts found due by the accounting officers of the Treasury on account of the appropriation for "Contingent expenses, United States consulates," for the fiscal years as follows:

For the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, twenty-six thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight dollars and twenty-one cents.

For the fiscal year nineteen hundred and two, seven thousand six hundred and forty-six dollars and forty-five cents.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY: For two clerks of class four, to be engaged during the remainder of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four, in revising the customs regulations, one thousand four hundred and ninety-six dollars and eighty-two cents, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

CONTINGENT EXPENSES: For purchase of horses and wagons, for office and mail service, to be used only for official purposes, care and subsistence of horses, including shoeing, and of wagons, harness, and repairs of the same, five hundred dollars.

For postage required to prepay matter addressed to Postal Union countries, and for postage for the Treasury Department, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and three, four hundred and eighty-one dollars and twenty-five cents.

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