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Total salaries of consuls, four hundred and ninety-six thousand five hundred dollars.


Eight consular clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each, Consular clerks. nine thousand six hundred dollars; and five consular clerks, at one

thousand dollars each, five thousand dollars; total, fourteen thousand six hundred dollars.

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The salary of a consular officer not a citizen of the United States shall be paid out of the amount specifically appropriated for salary at the consular office to which the alien officer is attached or appointed.


For allowance for clerk hire at consulates as follows:
London, three thousand dollars;

Paris, two thousand six hundred dollars;

Hongkong, two thousand two hundred dollars;

Mexico (city), two thousand one hundred dollars;

Liverpool and Habana, at two thousand dollars each, four thousand dollars;

Bradford and Manchester, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each, three thousand six hundred dollars;

Southampton, one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars;

Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai, at one thousand six hundred dollars each, three thousand two hundred dollars;

Antwerp and Hamburg, at one thousand five hundred dollars each, three thousand dollars;

Monterey, one thousand four hundred dollars;

Barmen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bremen, Brussels, Canton, Chemnitz, Crefeld, Frankfort, Havre, Kobe, Lyons, Marseilles, Montreal, Ottawa, Rotterdam, Vienna, and Yokohama, at one thousand two hundred dollars each, twenty-one thousand six hundred dollars;

- Belfast, Calcutta, Coburg, Glasgow, Nuremburg, Saint Gall, Sheffield, and Sydney (New South Wales), at one thousand dollars each, eight thousand dollars;

Birmingham, nine hundred and sixty dollars;

Beirut, Buenos Ayres, Cape Town, Colon, Dawson City, Dresden, Dundee, Guayaquil, Kingston (Jamaica), Leipsic, Maracaibo, Melbourne, Messina, Naples, Palermo, Panama, Port au Prince, Singapore, Smyrna, Tangier, Toronto, Tunstall, Vancouver, Vera Cruz, and Victoria, at eight hundred dollars each, twenty thousand dollars; Edinburgh, seven hundred and sixty dollars;

Stockholm, seven hundred and fifty dollars;

Prague, seven hundred and twenty dollars;

Aix la Chapelle, Ciudad Jaurez, Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, Halifax, and Lucerne, at six hundred and forty dollars each, three thousand two hundred dollars;

Bahia, Cairo, Cologne, Constantinople, Huddersfield, Mainz, Munich, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Nottingham, Odessa, Para, Pernambuco, Solingen, Tampico, and Zurich, at six hundred dollars each, nine thousand dollars;

Cienfuegos, Kehl, and Santiago de Cuba, at five hundred dollars. each, fifteen hundred dollars;

Berne, Demerara, Florence, Genoa, Malaga, Mannheim, and Stuttgart, at four hundred and eighty dollars each, three thousand three hundred and sixty dollars;

Total, clerk hire, ninety-six thousand seven hundred dollars.

Allowance for clerks at consulates, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of State at consulates not herein provided for in respect to clerk hire, no greater portion of this sum than five hundred dollars to be allowed to any one consulate in any one fiscal year, forty thousand dollars: Provided, That the total sum expended in one year shall not exceed the amount appropriated.




Interpreters to be employed at consulates in China, Korea, and Japan, Interpreters at con-
to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of State, fifteen
thousand dollars.

For interpreter at Vladivostok, Siberia, eight hundred dollars.



Interpreters and guards at the consulates in the Turkish dominions Interpreters, guards,
and at Zanzibar, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary
of State, eight thousand dollars.


Marshals for the consular courts in China, Korea, and Turkey, nine thousand three hundred dollars.


Expenses of a prison and a prison keeper at the consulate-general in Bangkok, Siam, one thousand dollars.

Actual expense of renting a prison at Shanghai for American convicts in China, seven hundred and fifty dollars; and for the wages of a keeper of such prison, eight hundred dollars; one thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.


Consular prisons.





Paying for the keeping and feeding of prisoners in China, Korea, Keeping prisoners. Siam, and Turkey, nine thousand dollars: Provided, That no more than fifty cents per day for the keeping and feeding of each prisoner while actually confined shall be allowed or paid for any such keeping and feeding. This is not to be understood as covering cost of medical attendance and medicines when required by such prisoners: And provided further, That no allowance shall be made for the keeping and feeding of any prisoner who is able to pay or does pay the above sum of fifty cents per day; and the consular officer shall certify to the fact of inability in every case.

Rent of prison for American convicts in Turkey, and for wages of keepers of the same, one thousand dollars.

Wages of prison keeper in Korea, six hundred dollars.
Total, thirteen thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.


Relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, and shipwrecked American seamen in the Territory of Alaska, in the Hawaiian Islands, Porto Rico, and the Philippine Islands, or so much thereof as may be necessary, thirty thousand dollars.


Annual contribution toward the support of the Somerset Hospital (a foreign hospital) at Cape Town, twenty-five dollars, to be paid by the Secretary of State upon the assurance that suffering seamen and citizens of the United States will be admitted to the privileges of said hospital.


Annual contributions toward the support of foreign hospitals at Panama, five hundred dollars, to be paid by the Secretary of State

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upon the assurance that suffering seamen and citizens of the United States will be admitted to the privileges of said hospitals.


Expenses of providing all such stationery, blanks, record and other books, seals, presses, flags, signs, rent, postage, furniture, statistics, newspapers, freight (foreign and domestic), telegrams, advertising, messenger service, traveling expenses of consular officers and consular clerks, compensation of Chinese writers, loss by exchange, and such other miscellaneous expenses as the President may think necessary for the several consulates, consular agencies, and commercial agencies in the transaction of their business, two hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars.

Approved, March 12, 1904.

March 14, 1904. [H. R. 10136.] [Public, No. 49.]

CHAP. 544.-An Act Authorizing bail in criminal cases upon appeal in the courts of Indian Territory.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That upon appeals in all criminal cases on ap- criminal cases from inferior courts to the United States district courts,

Indian Territory.
Bail allowed



Pending cases.


and from the district courts to the court of appeals, in the Indian Territory, the defendants shall be admitted to bail pending the final determination of the cases upon appeal except in capital cases. The amount of bail shall be fixed and the bond shall be approved by the court trying the case or by one of the judges of the court of appeals. Such bond shall be conditional for the appearance of the defendant at all times, when required in the prosecution of said appeal, and that he will surrender himself in execution of the final judgment therein.

SEC. 2. That the provisions of this Act shall apply to all cases now pending upon appeal in the courts of the Indian Territory. Approved, March 14, 1904.


March 14, 1904. [H. R. 3578.] [Public, No. 50.]

CHAP. 545.-An Act To authorize the Mercantile Bridge Company to construct a bridge over the Monongahela River, Pennsylvania, from a point in the borough of North Charleroi, Washington County, to a point in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Monongahela River, States of America in Congress assembled, That the Mercantile Bridge Bridge Company, a proposed company for which application for a charter and Company may bridge. letters patent has been made to the governor of the State of Pennsyl




vania by Tom P. Sloan, John Percival, B. C. Sloan, A. H. Nelson, and Henry Sheets, is hereby authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a highway bridge across the Monongahela River from a point in the borough of North Charleroi, county of Washington and State of Pennsylvania, to a point on the opposite side of the river, in the township of Rostraver, county of Westmoreland and State of Pennsylvania. The said bridge, when built in accordance with this Act, shall be a legal structure and may be used for all the purposes of a highway bridge.

SEC. 2. That the channel span of any bridge built under the provisions of this Act shall not be less than fifty-four feet above the level of the water at pool full in said river, measured to the lowest part of the superstructure thereof, nor shall the said span be less than three hundred feet in length in the clear, and the piers of the bridge shall be

Lawful structure

parallel with the current of the river, and the said span shall be over the Proviso. main channel of the river at ordinary water: Provided, That any bridge constructed under this Act and according to its limitations shall be a and post route. lawful structure and shall be known and recognized as a post route, and the same is hereby declared to be a post route, upon which also no higher charge shall be made for the transportation over the same of the mails, the troops, or munition of war of the United States than the rate per mile paid for transportation over railroads and public highways leading to the said bridge.

SEC. 3. That the bridge authorized to be constructed under this Act shall be so located and built that navigation under it shall be reasonably free, easy and unobstructed, and to secure that object the bridge company shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawing of the bridge and a map of the location, giving for the space of three-fourths of a mile above the proposed location the depths and currents at all points of the same and the depths and the currents as far below the proposed location as he may require, and also give the location of any other bridge for threefourths of a mile above and below the proposed location, together with all other information touching the said bridge and river as may be deemed requisite by the Secretary of War to determine whether said bridge when built will conform to the provisions of this Act and cause any unreasonable obstruction to the navigation of the river or injuriously affect the flow of water.

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Secretary of War to approve plans, etc.

Wagon, street-car,

SEC. 4. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed, upon receiving said plan and map, and upon being satisfied that a bridge built upon such a plan and at said locality will conform to the provisions of this Act and cause no unreasonable obstruction to the navigation of the river or injuriously affect the flow of water, to notify said company that he approves the same; and upon receiving such notification the said company may proceed to the erection of said bridge, conforming strictly to the approved plan and location. But until the Secretary of War shall approve the plan and location of the said bridge and notify the said company of the same in writing the bridge shall not be commenced; and no change shall be made in the approved plan of the bridge during the progress of the work thereon or after completion, unless such change is approved by the Secretary of War. SEC. 5. That said bridge shall be constructed and used for the pas- and foot bridge. sage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals and foot passengers, for the erection and maintenance thereon of telegraph and telephone wires, and the passage and operation of street cars over the same for such reasonable rates of toll as may be fixed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, or may be agreed upon between the bridge company and such persons or corporations using the same where the rates of toll are not fixed by law; and in case the parties interested shall fail to agree on the sum to be paid and on the rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said bridge, all matters at issue between them shall, upon the application of either party, be determined by the circuit court of the United States in and for any district in which any portion of said bridge may be. The United States shall also have the right of way over said bridge for postal telegraph and telephone purposes: Provided, That all street-railroad companies desiring the use of said bridge shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privi- roads. leges relative to the passage of railway trains or cars over the same and over the approaches thereto, and all telephone and telegraph companies shall be granted equal rights and privileges in the construction and operation of their lines across the bridge.

SEC. 6. That said bridge herein authorized to be constructed shall so be kept and managed at all times as to afford proper means and ways for the passage of vessels, barges, or rafts, both by day and by


Use by street rail-

Telegraph, etc.


Lights, etc.

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