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night, and there shall be displayed on said bridge by the owners thereof, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or other signals as the LightHouse Board may prescribe; and such changes shall be made from time to time in the structure of said bridge, by the owners thereof at their own expense, as the Secretary of War may deem necessary and order in the interest of navigation; and in case of any litigation arising from any alleged obstruction to the navigation of any of said rivers created by the construction of any bridge under this Act, the cause or question arising may be tried before the circuit court of the United States in and for any district in which any portion of said obstruction or bridge may be: Provided, That nothing in this Act. shall be so construed as to repeal or modify any of the provisions of law now existing in reference to the protection of the navigation of rivers, or to exempt said bridge from the operation of same.

SEC. 7. That this Act shall be null and void unless the construction of said bridge shall be commenced within one year and completed within three years from the passage of this Act.

SEC. 8. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, March 14, 1904.

March 14, 1904. [H, R. 5761.]

[Public, No. 51.]

Act authorizing the

CHAP. 546.-An Act To authorize the Charleroi and Monessen Bridge Companyto construct a bridge over the Monongahela River.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Monongahela River. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of Congress Charleroi and Mones- approved March third, nineteen hundred and one, entitled "An Act to sen Bridge Company authorize the Charleroi and Monessen Bridge Company to construct and maintain a bridge across the Monongahela River, which Act has expired by limitation, be, and is hereby, revived and reenacted.

to bridge, reenacted.

Vol. 31, p. 1451.

Time for construc

tion extended.

SEC. 2. That section seven of the said Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 7. That this Act shall be null and void unless the construction Vol. 31, p. 1453, of such bridge shall be commenced within one year and completed within three years from March third, nineteen hundred and four." Approved, March 14, 1904.

amended.

March 15, 1904. [H. R. 1909.]

[Public, No. 52.]

Winthrop, Mass.

conveyed to.

Description.

CHAP. 547.-An Act To authorize the conveyance to the town of Winthrop, Massachusetts, for perpetual use as a public road, of a certain tract of land.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War Land for publicroad be, and he is hereby, authorized to convey to the town of Winthrop, in the county of Suffolk, State of Massachusetts, for perpetual use as a public road, the following-described tract of land: A strip of land twenty-five feet wide, extending along the northerly side of the United States Military reservation at Fort Banks, from the easterly side of Elm avenue to the easterly side of Winthrop street, town of Winthrop, in the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts; and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the northeasterly side of Winthrop street with the southeasterly side of the location of the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad Company's right of way, and running thence northeasterly along the southeasterly side of said right of way for a distance of six hundred feet, more or less, to the northeasterly side of Elm avenue; thence southeasterly along the northeasterly side of Elm avenue for a distance of twenty-five feet; thence southwesterly along a line parallel to and twenty-five feet distant from the southeasterly line of the location of the Boston, Revere

Beach and Lynn Railroad Company's right of way to the northeasterly side of Winthrop street; thence northwesterly along the northeasterly side of Winthrop street to the point of beginning," the said land being so conveyed to the town of Winthrop in exchange for the land and easements comprised in Elm avenue, in said town of Winthrop, which was conveyed to the United States in eighteen hundred and ninety-one and eighteen hundred and ninety-two as a site for the construction of fortifications.

Approved, March 15, 1904.

CHAP. 548.-An Act To authorize the construction of bridges across a portion of the Minnesota River in the State of Minnesota.

March 15, 1904. [H. R. 8160.] [Public, No. 53.]

Minnesota

River,

Minn.
Fixed span bridges

may be built across.

Location.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That permanent, stationary, fixed span bridges may be constructed and maintained over and across so much of the Minnesota River, within the State of Minnesota, as lies between Big Stone Lake, in said State, and the place on said river between the counties of Lesueur and Sibley, in said State, where the same is intersected and crossed by the north line of section numbered twenty-five, in township numbered one hundred and twelve north, of range numbered twenty-six west of the fifth principal meridian: Provided, That such bridges shall each have a span not less than forty and below Mankato. feet wide over the main current of the stream, which span shall not be less than twenty feet high in the clear above ordinary low-water stage if constructed at or below the city of Mankato, and not less than fifteen feet high in the clear above ordinary low-water stage if constructed above said city of Mankato.

Proviso.
Construction, above

verted into fixed span

Any drawbridge now constructed across said river at or above the Draw may be concity of Lesueur, in said State, and maintained by any municipal or bridge. other corporation, may be converted into a fixed span bridge, in conformity with the foregoing provisions.

SEC. 2. That said bridges and accessory works, when built and constructed under this Act and according to the terms and limitations thereof, shall be lawful structures, and said bridges shall be recognized and known as post routes, upon which also no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, the troops, and the munitions of war of the United States than the rate per mile paid for the transportation over the railroads or public highways leading to such bridges; and said bridges shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other post routes of the United States; and Congress reserves the right at any time to regulate by appropriate legislation the charges over said bridges.

SEC. 3. That the United States shall have the right of way for such postal telegraph and telephone lines across said bridges as the Government may construct or control.

Lawful structures and post routes.

Telegraph, etc.

rights.

SEC. 4. That Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal Amendment.

this Act at any time.

Approved, March 15, 1904.

1

CHAP. 550.-An Act Creating an additional land office in the State of North
Dakota.

March 16, 1904.
[S.1487.]
[Public, No. 54.]

North Dakota.
Dickinson land dis-

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of North
Dakota lying south of the twelfth standard parallel and west of the trict established.
range line between ranges ninety and ninety-one west of the principal

Land office.

Register and receiver.

meridian be, and the same is hereby, created into a separate land district, to be known as the Dickinson district, and the land office for said district shall be located at the town of Dickinson until such time as the President may, in his discretion, remove the site of said land office from said town.

SEC. 2. That the President be, and is hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or during the recess thereof and until the next session after such appointment, a register and a receiver for said district; and they shall be subject to the same laws and be entitled to the same compensation as is or may hereafter be provided by law in relation to the existing land offices and officers in said State.

Approved, March 16, 1904.

March 17, 1904.

[S. 4387.] [Public, No. 55.]

Tennessee River.

road Company may

ville, Ky.

CHAP. 714.-An Act To authorize the Chicago, Saint Louis and New Orleans Railroad Company to construct a bridge across the Tennessee River near Gilbertsville, Kentucky.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Chicago, St. Louis States of America in Congress assembled, That the Chicago, Saint Louis and New Orleans Rail- and New Orleans Railroad Company, a corporation created and organbridge, near Gilberts- ized under the laws of the States of Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct and maintain, for the passage of railway trains, a bridge with single or double track, and approaches thereto, over the Tennessee River, between the counties of Marshall and Livingston, in the State of Kentucky, at a point about one-half a mile upstream from the present bridge of the said company Removal of old near Gilbertsville: Provided, That upon completion of the bridge herein authorized the said company shall promptly remove the present bridge.

Proviso.

bridge.

Secretary of War to approve plans, etc.

Changes.

Lawful structure and post route.

SEC. 2. That the said bridge shall be located and built under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War, and the said 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 a mile above and a mile below the proposed location the topography of the banks of the river, the shore lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the current at all stages, the soundings accurately showing the bed of the stream, and the location of the former bridge of the said company; and upon such plan having been approved by the Secretary of War, the said company is authorized to construct the said bridge upon the plan and location so approved. The Secretary of War shall have power to require such other information as he may deem necessary for a full understanding of the subject. Any change made in the plan of said bridge during the progress of construction or after completion shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War; and the said company shall, at its own expense, make such changes in said bridge as the Secretary of War may at any time direct in the interest of navigation.

SEC. 3. That any bridge built under this Act and subject to its limitations shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known as a post route, upon which no higher charge shall be made for the transmission of mails and the troops and munitions of war of the United States over the same than the rate per mile paid for the transportation over the railroad or approaches leading to the said bridge; Telegraph, etc., and it shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other post-roads in the United States, and equal privileges in the 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.

rights.

Unobstructed navi

gation.

SEC. 4. That the said bridge shall be constructed with its center line Drawbridge. substantially at right angles to the current of the river, and as a drawbridge, so that a free and unobstructed passageway may be secured to all water craft navigating said river. The draw shall be opened promptly, upon reasonable signals, for the passage of boats or vessels, and the said company shall maintain at its own expense, from sunset Lights, etc. to sunrise, such lights or other signals as the Light-House Board shall prescribe.

SEC. 5. That all railroad companies desiring the use of the said bridge shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of railway trains over the same, and over the approaches thereto, upon the payment of reasonable compensation for such use; and in case the owner or owners of said bridge, and the several railroad companies, or any one of them, desiring such use, shall fail to agree upon the sum or sums to be paid and upon rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said bridge, all matters in issue between them shall be decided by the Secretary of War upon the hearing of the allegations and proofs of the parties.

Use by other roads.

Amendment.

Time of construc

SEC. 6. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is expressly reserved; and this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of tion. the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within one year and completed within three years from the approval of this Act. Approved, March 17, 1904.

March 18, 1904. [S. 201.] [Public, No. 56.] Customs.

Salt Lake City, Utah. Immediate transportation privileges

CHAP. 715.-An Act To establish a port of delivery at Salt Lake City, Utah. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Salt Lake City, in the State of Utah, be, and is hereby, constituted a port of delivery, and that the privileges of the seventh section of the Act approved June extended to. tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, governing the transportation of dutiable merchandise without appraisement, be, and the same are hereby, extended to said port.

SEC. 2. That there shall be appointed a surveyor of customs to reside at said port, whose salary shall be one thousand dollars per annum, in lieu of all fees and commissions of every kind whatsoever. Approved, March 18, 1904.

Vol. 21, p. 174.

Surveyor of customs.

CHAP. 716.-An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for other purposes.

March 18, 1904. [H. R. 9480.] [Public, No. 57.]

tive, and judicial ap

propriations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, Legislative, execu and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, for the objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

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For compensation of Senators, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For mileage of Senators, forty-five thousand dollars.

Senate.

Pay of Senators.

Mileage.

Compensation, offi

cers, etc.

Vice-President's

office.

Chaplain.

Secretary of Senate, clerks, etc.

Document room.
Superintendent, etc.

Clerks and messengers to committees.

For compensation of the officers, clerks, messengers, and others in the service of the Senate, namely:

OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT: For Secretary to the Vice-President, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; for messenger, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; telegraph operator, one thousand five hundred dollars; telegraph page, six hundred dollars; in all, five thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars.

CHAPLAIN: For Chaplain of the Senate, one thousand dollars.

OFFICE OF SECRETARY: For Secretary of the Senate, including compensation as disbursing officer of the contingent fund of the Senate, five thousand dollars, and for compensation as disbursing officer of salaries of Senators, three hundred and ninety-six dollars; hire of horse and wagon for the Secretary's office, seven hundred dollars; chief clerk, three thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; financial clerk, three thousand dollars, and seven hundred and fifty dollars additional while the office is held by the present incumbent; ininute and journal clerk, three thousand dollars: principal clerk and enrolling clerk, at two thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars each; reading clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars; assistant financial clerk, two thousand four hundred dollars; librarian, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars, and two hundred and eighty dollars additional while the office is held by the present incumbent; assistant librarian, one thousand eight hundred dollars; messenger, acting as assistant librarian, one thousand six hundred dollars; six clerks, at two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars each; five clerks, at two thousand one hundred dollars each; clerk, at one thousand eight hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand six hundred dollars; keeper of stationery, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; assistant keeper of stationery, one thousand eight hundred dollars; assistant in stationery room, one thousand dollars; messenger, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; assistant messenger, one thousand two hundred dollars; six laborers, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; in all, seventy-one thousand five hundred and ninety-six dollars.

DOCUMENT ROOM: For superintendent of the document room (Amzi Smith), three thousand dollars; first assistant in document room, one thousand eight hundred dollars; two assistants in document room, at one thousand four hundred and forty dollars each; clerk to superintendent of document room, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; skilled laborer, one thousand dollars; in all, ten thousand one hundred and twenty dollars.

CLERKS AND MESSENGERS TO COMMITTEES: For clerk of printing records, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; clerk to the Committee on Appropriations, three thousand dollars, and one thousand dollars additional while the office is held by the present incumbent; assistant clerk, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; messenger, to be appointed by the committee, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; clerk and stenographer to the Committee on Finance, two thousand five hundred dollars; messenger, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; clerk to the Committee on Claims, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; assistant clerk, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; messenger, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; clerk to the Committee on Commerce, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; assistant clerk, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; clerk to the Committee on Pensions, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; two assistant clerks, at one thousand four hundred and forty dollars each; messenger, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; clerk to the Committee on the Judiciary, two thousand two hundred and twenty dollars; messenger, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars; clerk to the Committee on Military Affairs, two thousand two hundred and twenty

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