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SEC. 20. That no person except such officers or former graduates of Age limit. appoint. the Naval Academy as b.ive served in the war with Spain, as herein meuts; examination. before provided for, shall be appointed a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps who is under twenty or over thirty years of age; and that no person shall be appointed a commissioned officer in said corps until he shall have passed such examination as may be prescribed by the President of the United States, except gradnates of the Naval Academy, as above provided. That the officers of the Marine Corps above the grade of captain, except brigadier general, shall, before being promoted, be subject to such physical, mental and moral examination as is now, or may hereafter be, prescribed by law for other officers of the Marine Corps.
SEC. 21. That upon the passage of this Act not more than forty five Immediate appointof the captains, forty-five first lieutenants and forty-five second lieu. ments. tenants herein provided for shall be appointed; fifteen captains, fifteen first lieutenants and fifteen second lieutenants to be appointed subsequently to January first, nineteen hundred.
SEC. 22. That the staff of the Marine Corps shall consist of one adju- Staff, composition. tant and inspector, one quartermaster and one paymaster, each with the rank of colonel; one assistant adjutant and inspector, two assistant quartermasters and oue assistant paymaster, each with, the rank of major; and three assistant quartermasters with the rank of captain. That the vacancies created by this Act in the departments of the adju. Vacancies, how tant and inspector and paymaster shall be filled first by promotion
R.S., sec. 1602, p.273, according to seniority of the officers in each of these departments amended. respectively, and then by selection from the line officers on the active list of the Marine Corps not below the grade of captaiu, and who shall have seen not less than ten years' service in the Marine Corps. That the vacancies created by this Act in the quartermaster's department of said corps shall be filled, first by promotion according to seniority of the officers in this department, and then by selection from the line officers on the active list of said corps not below the grade of first lieutenant: Provided, That all vacancies hereafter occurring in the staff of the Marine Corps sball be filled first by promotion according subsequent vacan. to seniority of the officers in their respective departments, and then by selection from officers of the line on the active list, as hereinbefore provided for.
SEC. 23. That the enlisted force of the Marine Corps shall consist of five sergeant majors, one drum major, twenty quartermaster sergeants, seventy-two gunnery sergeants with the rank and allowance of the first sergeant, and whose pay shall be thirty-five dollars per month; sixty first sergeants; two hundred and forty sergeants; four hundred' and eighty corporals; eighty drummers; eighty trumpeters; and four thou. sand nine hundred and sixty-two privates.
SEC. 24. That the band of the United States Marine Corps shall con- Band. sist of one leader, with the pay and allowances of a first lieutenant; one second leader, whose pay shall be seventy-five dollars per month, and who shall have the allowances of a sergeant major; thirty first class musicians, whose pay shall be sixty dollars per month; and thirty second class musicians whose pay shall be fifty dollars per month and the allowances of a sergeant; such musicians of the band to bave no increased pay for length of service.
SEC. 25. That the oath of allegiance not provided for the officers and Oath of alleglance. men of the Army and Marine Corps shall be administered bereafter to the officers and men of the Navy.
SEC. 26. That all acts and parts of icts, so far as they conflict with Repeal. the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed. Approved, March 3, 1899.
March 3, 1899. CHAP. 414.-An Act Authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Treasury to
donate one set of life-saving beach apparatus to the Imperial Japanese Society for Saving Life froin Shipwreck.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uniteå Imperial Japanese States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the from Sbipwreck Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to donate to
Donation to, of life. the Imperial Japanese Society for Saving Life from Shipwreck, organ: saving apparatus.
ized in eighteen hundred and ninety, of which Count Kozo Yoshii is president, one Lyle gun and a complete set of beach apparatus used in connection with it by the United States Life-Saving Service in rescuing persons from shipwrecks.
Approved, March 3, 1899.
March 3, 1899
CHAP. 415.-An Act For the punishment of seduction in the District of Columbia,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbia: States of America in Congress assembled, That if any person shall seduce
and carnally know any female of previous chaste character between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years, out of wedlock, in the District of Columbia, such seduction and carnal knowledge shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and the offender, being convicted thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or tined not exceeding two hundred dollars, or may be punished by both such fine and imprisonment.
SEC. 2. That this Act shall not be construed as repealing or modifyin regard to rape. ing any statute relating to rape.
Approved, March 3, 1899.
Not to affect statute
March 3, 1899. CHAP. 416.–An Act For the allowance of certain clairus reported by the account
ing officers of the United States Treasury Department.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment of certain States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the clairns allowed by ac. counting officers.
Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, upon the requisition of the Secretary of War, without further audit, allowance, or restatement of the claims by the accounting officers, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the several persons in this Act named, or to their legal representatives in case of their death since the allowance of their claims by the accounting officers, the several sums mentioned herein, the same being in full for, and the receipt of the same to be taken and accepted in each case as a full and final discharge of, the several claims examined and allowed by the proper accounting officers, under the provisions of the Act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, since May fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, namely:
To Warren Tebbs, administrator of George P. Bernd, deceased, late of Dearborn County, one hundred and twenty-five dollars.
To Madeline Guittard, widow of George Guittard, deceased, of Marshall County, five dollars and twenty ceuts.
To Lucinda Baker, adıninistratrix of George W. Baker, deceased, of Madison County, five hundred and fifty three dollars and twelve conts. To John M. Hart, of Bourbon County, one hundred and fifty dollars.
To W. M. Miller, administrator of James M. Miller, late of Bourbon County, one hundred and fifty dollars.
To William R. Peal, of McCracken County, one hundred and forty dollars.
To Marion Stephens, of Metcalfe County, ninety-five dollars.
To R. B. Brown, administrator of Bennett Stewart, deceased, of Gallatin County, one hundred and fifty dollars.
To Harbert B. Wallace, of Graves County, one hundred and twentyfive dollars.
To Elizabeth G. Weathers, executrix of Vincent Weathers, deceased, late of Todd County, three hundred dollars.
To George A. Rowzee, administrator of John Rowzee, deceased, late of Montgomery County, ninety-three dollars and eighty cents.
To J. A. Houston, administrator of Thomas Alexander, deceased, lato of Johnson County, one hundred and twenty-five dollars.
To William E. Bain and Mary E. Bain, children and sole heirs of John Bain, deceased, late of Lawrence County, one hundred dollars.
To the beirs of John Willard, deceased, late of Wayne County, sixtyone dollars and sixty cents.
To Valentine Eiselstein, administrator of Leonard Eiselstein, late of Meigs County, sixty-nine dollars.
TENNESSEE. To R. M. Brown, administrator of Christina Brown, deceased, late of Hamilton County, one hundred and tive dollars.
To T. H. Nixon, administrator of James M. Grimes, deceased, late of Maury County, two hundred and sixty dollars.
To A. J. House, administrator of G. W. House, deceased, late of Smith County, fifty dollars.
To S. N. McMurray, administrator of Benjamin Jenkins, deceased, of Blount County, one hundred and twenty-five dollars.
To Jeremiah C. Johnson, of Knox County, one hundred and thirtyfive dollars.
To John Loague, administrator of Joseph T. Mason, deceased, late of Sbelby County, one hundred and ten dollars.
To George W. Lewis, administrator of J. C. Owensby, deceased, late of Marion County, one hundred and sixty-eight dollars and seventyfive cents.
To John Phillips, administrator of Thomas Phillips, deceased, late of Wilson County, one hundred and forty dollars.
To Doctor G. B. Rawlings and Rosa E. Clark, Dee Rawlings, children of Caroline R. Rawlings, deceased, of Fayette County, forty-seven dollars and sixty-eight cents.
To M. E. Whitaker, administrator of John Wood, deceased, late of Lincoln County, one hundred and forty dollars.
March 3, 1899.
CHAP. 417.–An Act For the protection of birds, preservation of game, and for the prevention of its sale during certain closed seasons in the District of Columbia.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbia. States of America in Congress (18sembled, That no person shall kill, and preservation of expose for sale, or have in his or her possession, either dead or alive,
any partridge, otherwise quail, between the first day of February and
or alive, any wild turkey, between the twenty-sixth day of December Rabbits or squirrels, and the first day of November; nor kill, expose for sale, nor have in his
or her possession, either dead or alive, any rabbit, except the species
known as the English rabbit or squirrel, between the first day of FebSnipe or plover. ruary and the first day of November; nor kill, expose for sale, or bave
in his or her possession, either dead or alive, aby snipe or plover,
SEC. 2. That no person shall expose for sale or have in his or her exposure, for sale, possession any deer meat or venison, between the first day of January etc., prohibited. and the first day of September, under à penalty of ten dollars for such
exposure for sale or having in possession, and the forfeiture of all such
SEC. 3. That no person shall expose for sale or have in his or her
exceeding thirty days.
goose, brant, or wild bird in the nighttime; nor kill or shoot at any
Deer meat or veniBOD
Carnirerous and in sectivorous birds.
gun, or device than such as are habitually raised at arm's length and
Sec. 5. Tbat to carry out the provisions of this chapter any police spectiou of places
to permit. proprietor, agent, employee, or other person refusing to permit such inspection shall be deemed guilty of interference with the police, and, upon conviction therefor, be tined not more than one hundred dollars por less than twenty-five dollars, and, in default of such payment, to be imprisoned in the United States jail not exceeding six months. SEC. 6. That any person who shall knowingly trespass on the lands Trespass for purpose
of hunting of another for the purpose of shooting or hunting thereon, after due notice by the owner or occupant of lands, shall be liable to such owner or occupant in exemplary damages to an amount not exceeding one huu. dred dollars. That notice shall be given by erecting and maintaining Notice by signboards. signboards, at least eight by twelve inches in dimensions, on the borders of the premises, and at least two such signs for every fifty acres; and inevalty for destroy. any person who shall maliciously tear down or in any manner deface or injure any of such signboards shall be liable to a penalty of not less than five dollars for each and every signboard so torn dowii, defaced, or injured; and, in default, to be imprisoned for a period not exceeding thirty days in the work house.
SEC. 7. That there shall be no shooting, or baving in possession in the open air the implements for shooting, on the first day of the week, called Sunday prohibited. Sunday, except to transport said implements within or without the Dis. trict of Columbia; and any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable to a penalty of not more than twenty dollars for each offense.
SEC. 8. That wherever in this Act possession of any birds, fowls, or meats is prohibited, the fact that the said birds, fowls, or meat were District. killed or captured outside the District of Columbia shall constitute po defense for such possession. SEC. 9. That any officer or other person securiug the conviction of
etc., securing convicany violator of any of the provisions of this Act, in the police court or tiou. other court of the District of Columbia, shall receive one balf of any fine which may be imposed and paid for such violation, and prosecution sball be brought in the name of the District of Columbia.
SEC, 10. That all acts now in force in the District of Columbia incon. sistent with the provisions of this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
Approved, March 3, 1899.
Shooting, etc., OD
Nollefense that birds were killed outside the
Half fine to officer,
CHAP. 418.-An Act To prevent the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday in the
March 3, 1899. District of Columbia.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uniteil States of America in Congress assembled, "That it shall be unlawful for District of Columbia, any maker, brewer, or distiller of beer or other intoxicating liquors in cating liquors on Sun: the District of Columbia, or other person or corporation or the agent
day prohibited. or servant of such maker, brewer, or distiller, or the agent or servant