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March 2, 1905.

(H. R. 17869.) (Public, No. 129.]

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approve plans, etc.

Lawful structure and post route.

CHAP. 1309.-An Act Relating to the Monroe and Lake Providence Railroad Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United River and States of America in Congress assembled, That the Monroe and Lake Monroe and Lake Providence Railroad Company, a corporation created and organized Providence Railroad under the laws of the State of Louisiana, be, and the same is herebs,

. Railroad bridge. authorized to construct and maintain, for the passage of railway trains,

bridges with single or double tracks and approaches thereto over Boeuf River and Bayou Macon, in the State of Louisiana, at such loca

tions as may be approved by the Secretary of War. Secretary of War to

Sec. 2. That the said bridges 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, designs and drawings of the bridges and maps of the locations, giving for the space of a mile above and a mile below the proposed locations 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 until the plans and locations have been

approved by the Secretary of War the bridges shall not be built or commenced. The Secretary of War shall

have power to require such other information as he may deem necesChanges. sary for a full understanding of the subject. Any changes made in

the plans of said bridges 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 bridges 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: 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 Telegraph, etc., granted to all telegraph and telephone companies, and the United

States shall have the right of way across said bridges and their approaches for postal-telegraph and telephone purposes.

SEC. 4. That each of the said bridges shall be constructed with its center line substantially at rigbt 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 draws 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 to sunrise, such lights or other signals as the Light-House

Board shall prescribe. Use by other roads.

SEC. 5. That all railroad companies desiring the use of the said bridges shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges rela

tive to the passage of railway trains over the same, and over the Compensation.

approaches thereto, upon the payment of reasonable compensation for such use; and in case the owner or owners of said bridges, and the several railroad companies, or any cne 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 bridges, 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.

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

rights.

Unobstructed navigation.

Lights, etc.

Amendment,

Time of construction,

the bridges herein authorized be not commenced within one year and completed within three years from the approval of this Act.

Approved, March 2, 1905.

March 2, 1905.

(H. R. 17983.) (Public, No. 130.]

CHAP. 1810.–An Act Authorizing the President to reinstate Alexander G. Pendleton, junior, as a cadet in the United States Military Academy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is hereby authorized to reinstate former cadet Alexander G. Pendleton, junior, to the United States Military Academy at West Point on or at any authorized day after the eleventh day of June, nineteen hundred and five.

Approved, March 2, 1905.

Alexander G, Pendleton.

Reinstatement ау cadet at West Point

March 2, 1905.

(H. R. 18285.] (Public, No. 131.)

Canal zone.

CHAP. 1311.-An Act Fixing the status of merchandise coming into the United
States from the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That all laws affecting imports Articles, etc , im-
of articles, goods, wares, and merchandise and entry of persons into ported from, subject
the United States from foreign countries shall apply to articles, goods,
wares, and merchandise and persons coming from the Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama, and seeking entry into any State or Territory of
the United States or the District of Columbia.

Approved, March 2, 1905.

to tariff laws.

March 2, 1905.

(H. B. 18637.) (Public, No. 132.]

Buffalo, N. Y.
Tunnel under Lake

CHAP. 1312.-An Act To authorize the city of Buffalo, New York, to construct a tunnel under Lake Erie and Niagara River and to erect and maintain an inlet pier therefrom for the purpose of supplying the city of Buffalo with pure water.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful for the city of Buffalo, in the State of New York, to construct and main- Erie, etc., authorized tain a tunnel under Lake Erie, Niagara River, Black Rock Harbor, and for water supply. the United States lands known as Fort Porter, extending from a point two hundred yards, more or less, northeast of the Horseshoe Reef light in the Emerald channel ten thousand feet to the present pumping station of the city of Buffalo, and to erect and maintain an inlet pier Inlet pier. therefrom, said inlet pier to be located in the Emerald channel not more than six hundred feet northeast of the present Horseshoe Reef light: Provided, That the top of the said tunnel shall be located at least forty feet below mean lake level, and that the city of Buffalo Top of tunnel.

. shall maintain a light from sunset to sunrise on the inlet pier at its own expense. Approved, March 2, 1905.

Proviso.

CHAP. 1313.- An Act To authorize the board of supervisors of Berrien County,
Michigan, to construct a bridge across the Saint Joseph River near its mouth in said

March 2, 1905.

(HL. R. 18728.] [Public, No. 133.]

county.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the board of supervisors Saint Joseph River: of Berrien County, in the State of Michigan, be, and are hereby, Mich., may bridge. authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the

Location.

Secretary of War to approve plans, etc.

Changes.

Post route.

Telegraph, rights.

Saint Joseph River near its mouth in said Berrien County, at or near the site of the bridge now known as Napier Bridge.

SEC. 2. Tbat said bridge shall be located and built under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation as the Secretary of War may prescribe; and to secure that object the said board of supervisors shall submit for his examination designs and drawings of the bridge and maps of the location, and until the said plans and location are approved by him the bridge shall not be commenced or built; and should any changes be made in said bridge, before or after completion, such changes shall be likewise subject to the approval of the Secretary of War. That the bridge 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, and munitions of war of the United etc., States.

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.

Sec. 3. That the said bridge shall be so kept and managed as to offer reasonable and proper means for the passage of vessels and other craft through or under the same; and for the safety of vessels passing at night there shall be displayed on said bridge from sunset to sunrise. at the expense of the owners thereof, such lights or other signals as the Light-House Board may prescribe. And any changes in said bridge which the Secretary of War may at any time deem necessary and order in the interests of navigatio shall be made by the owners thereof at their own expense.

Sec. 4. Thať this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of the said bridge be not commenced in one year and completed in three years from the date hereof.

SEC. 5. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, March 2, 1905.

Unobstructed navigation.

Lights, etc.

Time of construction.

Amendment.

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CHAP. 1314.-An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the board (H. R. 19013.)

of commissioners for the Connecticut bridge and highway district to construct a (Public. No. 134.] bridge across the Connecticut River at Hartford, in the State of Connecticut."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Time for bridging States of America in Congress assembled, That section one of an Act at Hartford, Conn., entitled “An act to authorize the board of commissioners for the Con

836, necticut bridge and highway district to construct a bridge across the

Connecticut River at Hartford, in the State of Connecticut.” approred February eighteenth, nineteen hundred and three, be amended so as to read as follows: “ The board of commissioners for the Connecticut River bridge and highway district, a body politic and corporate, created by the laws of the State of Connecticut, be, and hereby is, authorized to construct and maintain a drawless bridge across the Connecticut River at Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, between the city of Hartford and the town of East Hartford: Provided, That the owners of said bridge shall, at their own expense, place a draw in the bridge whenever so ordered by the Secretary of War, the said draw to be built at such location and to afford such clear openings as he may decide to be necessary in the interest of navigation.

Approved, March 2, 1905.

Proriso.
Draw.

March 3, 1906. [H. R. 17094.)

CHAP. 1402.-An Act Making appropriations for fortifications and other works of defense, for the armament thereof, for the procurement of heavy ordnance for trial _ and service, and for other purposes.

[Public, No. 135.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sums of money herein Fortifications appro

priations. provided for be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any P money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be available until expended, namely:

etc.

Range finders, etc.

Plans.

FORTIFICATIONS AND OTHER WORKS OF DEFENSE. For modernizing older emplacements, four hundred and fifty thou- Modernizing old sand dollars.

For construction of fire control stations and accessories, including Fire control stations, purchase of lands and rights of way, and for the purchase, installation, operation, and maintenance of necessary lines and means of electrical communication, including telephones, dial and other telegraphs, wiring and all special instruments, apparatus, and materials, coast signal apparatus, and salaries of electrical experts, engineers, and other necessary employees, connected with the use of coast artillery; for the purchase, manufacture, and test of range finders and other instruments for fire control at the fortifications, and the machinery necessary for their manufacture at the arsenals, one million dollars.

For purchase and installation of searchlights for the defenses of our Searchlights. most important harbors, two hundred thousand dollars.

For the protection, preservation, and repair of fortifications for Preservation, etc. which there may be no special appropriation available, three hundred thousand dollars.

For preparation of plans for fortifications, five thousand dollars.

For tools, electrical and engine supplies and appliances, to be fur- Electric plants. nished by the Engineer Department, for the use of the troops for maintaining and operating electric light and power plants in gun and mortar batteries, forty thousand dollars.

For construction of sea walls and embankments, nineteen thousand Sea walls. four hundred dollars.

For the construction of mining' casemates, cable galleries, torpedo Submarine mines. storehouses, cable tanks, and other structures necessary for the operation, preservation, and care of submarine mines and their accessories, four hundred thousand dollars, to be expended by the Engineer Department.

It shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to apply the money herein appropriated for fortifications and other works of defense, in carrying on the various works, by contract or otherwise, as may be most economical and advantageous to the Government. Where said works are done by contract, such contract shall be made after sufficient public advertisement for proposals, in such manner and form as the Secretary of War shall prescribe; and such contracts shall be made with the lowest responsible bidders, accompanied by such securities as the Secretary of War shall require, conditioned for the faithful prosecution and completion of the work according to such contract.

Contracts.

ARMAMENT OF FORTIFICATIONS.

Armament.

For the purchase, manufacture, test, and issue of machine and auto- Machine guns. matic guns, including their carriages, sights, implements, equipments, and the machinery necessary for their manufacture at the arsenals, seventy thousand dollars.

For the purchase, manufacture, and test of mountain, field, and Mountain, field, and siege cannon, including their carriages, sights, implements, equip

siege guns.

Ammunition,

ments, and the machinery necessary for their manufacture at the

arsenals, six hundred thousand dollars. Unexpended bal.

Balances remaining unexpended from amounts appropriated by Act ances made available.

of May seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, for siege breechVol. 30. p. 401. Vol. 31, p. 185.

loading mortars, steel, of seven-inch caliber; by Act of May twentyfifth, nineteen hundred, for carriages and platforms for steel field

mortars of three and six-tenths inch caliber, including implements and Vol. 31, p. 874.

equipments; and by Act of March first, nineteen hundred and one, for five-inch breech-loading rifles, siege, and for carriages for steel breech-loading rifles, siege, of five-inch caliber, including equipments, platform, and ammunition wagons, are hereby made available for such objects as are provided for by the foregoing appropriation, and such funds will hereafter be accounted for under this same heading of appropriation.

For the purchase, manufacture, and test of ammunition for machine and automatic guns, and for mountain, field, and siege cannon, including the necessary experiments in connection therewith, and the machinery necessary for its manufacture at the arsenals, two hundred

thousand dollars. Seacoast guns.

For the purchase, manufacture, test, and issue of seacoast cannon for coast defense, including their carriages, sights, implements, equipments, and the machinery necessary for their manufacture at the

arsenals, five hundred thousand dollars. Ammunition,

For the purchase, manufacture, and test of ammunition for seacoast cannon, including the necessary experiments in connection therewith, and the machinery necessary for its manufacture at the arsenals, four

hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Inspecting instru For the purchase, manufacture, and test of inspecting instruments ments, range finders,

for the manufacture of cannon, carriages, and ammunition; range finders and otber instruments for fire control at the fortifications and in field batteries, and the machinery necessary for their manufacture at the arsenals, one hundred and fifty-five thousand five hundred and

fifty dollars. Ammunition, etc., For the purchase, manufacture, and test of ammunition, subcaliber for seacoast artillery practice.

tubes, and other accessories for seacoast artillery practice, including the machinery necessary for their manufacture at the arsenals, three

hundred and forty-eight thousand dollars. . Field and siege ar. For the purchase, manufacture, and test of ammunition, subcaliber tillery practice.

tubes, and other accessories for mountain, field, and siege artillery practice, including the machinery necessary for their manufacture at

the arsenals, seventy-seven thousand dollars. Alterations, etc. For the alteration and maintenance of the seacoast artillery, includ

ing the purchase and manufacture of machinery, tools, and materials necessary for the work and the expenses of the mecbanics engaged thereon, five hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

For eight-inch, ten-inch, and twelve-inch guns, manufactured by conVol. 26, pp. 319, 770. tract, under the provisions of the fortifications Acts approved August

eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, twenty-eight thousand dollars.

etc.

Contract guns.

Sandy Hook proy

PROVING GROUND, SÅNDY HOOK, NEW JERSEY. ing ground, N. J. Maintenance. For current expenses and maintenance of the ordnance proving

ground, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, including expenses incident to the transportation of men and material therefor, general repairs and alterations and accessories incidental to testing and proving ordnance, including hire of assistants for the Ordnance Board, skilled mechanical labor, purchase of instruments and other supplies, building and repairing butts and targets, clearing and grading ranges, fifty thousand two hundred and forty-three dollars.

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