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company to pay to that Republic 6 per cent of its bonded indebtedness in addition to the 6 per cent of its capital stock referred to in the concession.

11. The act of Nicaragua in granting to Messrs. Eyre and Cragin on October 30, 1898, a so-called concession for the construction of the canal to take effect October 10, 1899, thereby attempting to repudiate the lawful obligations of the said Government toward the company.

12. Other unfriendly acts on the part of Nicaragua toward the company, which have been open, manifest, continuous, and pronounced from the time when the United States interfered by Executive action to protect the rights of the company and by legislative action to consider amendments to the charter granted to the company.

Fifth. The exclusive right to construct and operate the Nicaragna Canal is secured to the Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua by contract and by the statutes of three governments and is a vested right. The lands, right of way, property, and privileges of the company are located in Nicaragna and are for that reason incapable of being protected by any judgment or process of a court of law of the United States, and Nicaragua has attacked the company's title and right of possession by an act of legislation, thus closing her courts to any remedy the company might otherwise be able to seek. Under these circumstances there would seem to be a moral obligation on the part of the United States, the Government which chartered the Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua, to protect the company, its stockholders and bond. holders, and to see that they are not unjustly deprived of their vested rights.

A question of forfeiture of the concession for any cause, or of the defeasance or expiration of the rights of the company under such concession, necessarily involves a controversy as to the interpretations of the stipulations of said instrument or a misunderstanding which entitles either party thereto to demand that it shall be settled by a court of arbitrators under section 55 of said concession, and the company appeals to the Government of the United States to secure to it that right which is vital to its existence and to the security of its corporate rights granted by act of Congress against the arbitrary, extra judicial, and oppressive power of Nicaragua as it is attempted to be exercised in the so-called concession granted to Messrs. Eyre and Cragin.

The Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua therefore prays the assistanco and intervention of the Government of the United States in the protection of its property and exclusive rights against the aforesaid arbitrary and unlawful acts of the Government of Nicaragua, and asks the Department of State to notify said Republic in positive terms.

First. That the United States will not romain passive while the vested rights of its citizens are being unlawfully destroyed and the arbitrary act of Nicaragua in declaring ex parte a forfeiture of the Cardenas-Menocal concession on the 9th day of October, 1899, will not be countenanced.

Second. That the questions which have been raised as to the proper interpretation of the stipulations of article 48 of said concession must be referred to and settled by the court of arbitration provided for in article 55. Respectfully,

THE MARITIME CANAL COMPANY OF NICARAGUA. By HIRAM HITCHCOCK, President.

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PENSIONS, Report of the Commissioner of
Abroad, pensioners living...,

14
Act of June 7, 1888, review of

27
Fraudulent claims under...

27
Inconsistent in its results with a well-
regulated system of pensions..

27
Notable case of fraud, under

27
Repeal of this law urged.

28
Act of March 3, 1899, important legislation
embodied in...

85
Act of March 3, 1899 (providing for the pay-

ment of one-half the pension to the wife or
minor children)

20
Addenda...

109
Adjudication of claims, causes of delays in... 32
Adverse action taken on claims, number of .. 18
Agencies for army and navy pensions, dis-
bursements at.

12
Agencies occupying land quarters..

26
Agencies, pension.

25
Agents, pension...

110
Annual value of all pensions...

9
Annual value of the pension roll.

11
Appropriations and amountof disbursements,
the several

12
Army and Navy survivors division.

72
Exhibit A.-Service prior to March 4,
1861...

721
Service after March 4, 1861

73
Exhibit B.-Number of claims pending

under the acts of July 14, 1862, and
March 3, 1873

73
Number of claims pending under the
act of June 27, 1890.

73
Exhibit C.--Statement showing the num-

ber of "original" claims pending June
30, 1899, in which no allowance has ever
been made.....

74
Exhibit D.-Summary of claims pending
from 1896-1899.

75
Exhibit E.-Statement showing number
of rejected and abandoned claims in the
files of Bureau June 30, 1899

75
Army nurses

10
Attorneys disqualified.

82
Biennial examinations of pensioners

29
Board of review, report of the chief of. 24
Bureau practice, treatise on

31
Cases acted on under act of Dec. 21, 1893
thirty-day desk ...

107
Cases in the hands of special examiners in the
tield for investigation..

19

Causes of delays in adjudication of claims... 32
Causes of rejection

33
Certiticates issued during the year of all
classes.

15
Civil pensions

46
Claim agents and solicitors, energy displayed
by

21
Claimants who have not yet been pensioned,
soldier

17
Claims acted on by the medical division for
the fiscal year..

105
Claims for increase, filed.

22
Claims for service rendered prior to March 4,

1861, including claims for bounty land.. 16
Classified statement of the number of pen-
sioners of each agency....

13
Decrease in
Increase in

13
Commissioner of Pensions, report of.

9
Commissioners of Pensions since 1861.

109
Criminal data..

79
Decisions of Secretary Bussey in case of Henry
H. Weike, Jan. 7, 1893.

36
Decisions of the Secretary, motions to recon.
sider ......

107
Disbursements at agencies for army and navy
pensions

12
Disbursements for pensions from 1866 to June
30, 1899..

13
Employees of the Bureau.

48
Employees of the Bureau, number of.

24
Execution of pension vouchers

85
Ex-slave pensions,

47
Ex-slave pensions bill..

80
Fees.

85
Fees, motion to reconsider question of. 107
Fees paid attorneys for the year.

13
Fraudulent claims filed

19
General law..

96
Guardians

30
Guardianship.

81
Hiram Cronk, only survivor of the war of
1812 on the roll of honor

15
"Knots in the wood pile"

19
Increase in roll of pensioners..

9
Law and medical library.

48
Legislation recommended that no pension
should be granted to date prior to the date
of filing the claim......

28
Library ...

86
Medical boards of surgeons, number of... 24

RAILROADS, Report of the Commissioner of-Continued.
Bond-aided roads-Continued.

Bond-aided roads—Continued.
Central Branch Union Pacific Railway

Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Company

145
Company

172
General balance sheet-assets and

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
liabilities of..

146
bilities of

174
Lands patented to..

145
Lands granted to

172
Revenue and expenditures of...

146

Revenue and expenditures of .. 174
Statement of earnings and expenses of.

Statement of earnings and expenses of. 173
Central Pacific Railroad Company.

126

Missouri Pacific Railway Company. 175
Agreement entered into February 1,

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
1899.

128
bilities of

177
Due the United States from.

141
Lands granted to

175
Earnings and expenses of

140

Revenue and expenditures of.. 176
Lands patented to...

137

Statement of earnings and expenses of. 176
Mileage of..

137
Successor of

175
Report of thecommissioners appointed

Northern Pacific Railway Company 177
to settle the indebtedness of.. 127

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
Revenue and expenditures of

139
bilities of

180
Statement of earnings and expenses of. 138

Lands patented to.

178
Statement of financial condition of... 139

Revenue and expenditures of .

179
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Com.

Statement of earnings and expenses of. 179
pany

152 Oregon and California Railroad Company. 180
Companies acquired by purchase. 153

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
Companies controlled by

153
bilities of

183
Consolidations of..

152
Lands patented to..

181
General balance sheet, assets and lia-

Revenue and expenditures of .

182
bilities of

156

Statementofearningsand expenses of. 182
Lands granted to.....

153 St. Louisand San Francisco Railroad Com.
Revenue and expenditures of

155
pany

188
Statementof earnings and expenses of. 155

General balance sheet, assets and lia.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

bilities of

190
Company

156
Lands granted to...

188
Companies acquired by consolidation. 156

Revenue and expenditures of

189
Former name of

156

Statementofearnings and expenses of. 189
General balance sheet, assets and lia.
bilities of

158 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern
Lands granted to...

156
Railway Company

185
Revenue and expenditures of

158
Arkansas division

186
Statement of earnings and expenses of. 157

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail.

bilities of

188
way Company....

159
Lands patented to...

185
Former name of..

159

Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway. 186
General balance sheet, assets and lia.

Missouri division

186
bilities of

161
Revenue and expenditures of

187
Lands patented to...

159

Statement of earnings and expenses of. 187
Revenue and expenditures of

160 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway
Statement ofearnings and expenses of. 160 Company.

183
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail.

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
way Company

161
bilities of

185
Failed to submit a report..

Lands patented to...

183
General balance sheet, assets and lia-

Revenue and expenditures of

184
bilities of

163

Statementofearnings and expenses of. 184
Lands patented to.

161 St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company.. 191
Revenue and expenditures of.. .....

163

General balance sheet, assets and lia.
Statementof earnings and expenses of. 162

bilities of .

193
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha

Lands patented to.

191
Railway Company

164
Revenue and expenditures of .

192
Controlled by

164

Statement of earnings and expenses of. 192
General balance sheet, assets and lia.

St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Rail.
bilities of ...

166
way Company.

193
Grants of land to.

164

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
Revenge and expenditures of

165
bilities of

195
Statement of earnings and expenses of 165

Lands patented to.

194
Choctaw and Memphis Railroad Com.

Revenue and expenditures of

194
pany .....:

166 Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company. 150
General balance sheet, assets and lia.

General balance sheet, assets and lia.
bilities of ...

168
bilities of

152
Lands granted to

166
Lands patented to.

150
Revenue and expenditures of.. 167

Revenue and expenditures of

151
Statement of earningsand expenses of. 167

Statementofearnings and expenses of. 151
Successor of.

166 Sioux City and Pacific Railroad Company. 141
Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad Com.

Due the United States from..

143
pany

168

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
General balance sheet, assets and lia-

bilities of

142
bilities of

170
Lands granted to ...

141
Lands granted to

168

Revenue and expenditures of.. 142
Revenue and expenditures of

169

Statement of earnings and expenses of. 142
Statement of earnings and expenses of. 169 Southern Pacific Railroad Company of
Successor of..

168
California..

195
Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Com.

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
pany

170
bilities of

198
Consolidation of

170
Lands patented to ...

196
General balance sheet, assets and lia.

Revenue and expenditures of

197
bilities of

172

Statementofearnings and expenses of. 197
Lands granted to

170 Texas and Pacific Railway Company. 198
Revenue and expenditures of

171

General balance sheet, assets and lia-
Statement of earnings and expenses of. 171

bilities of ..........

200

161

... 201

RAILROADS, Report of the Commissioner of_Continued.
Bond-aided roads-Continued.

Laws relating to the Texas and Pacific Rail.
Texas and Pacific Railway Co.-Cont'd.

way.

280
Lands patented to
198 Laws affecting Pacific railroads.

229
Revenue and expenditures of

200

Laws relating to the Atlantic and Pacific
Statementof earnings and expenses of. 199 Railroad

269
Union Pacific Railroad Company

122 Laws relating to the California and Oregon
General balance sheet, assets and lia.

railroads

275
bilities of......

126 Laws relating to the Northern Pacific Rail.
Kansas Pacific Railroad, sale of 122 road.

260
Lands granted to

123 Net earnings and expenses for 1899 over 1898. 119
Lands patented to

124 Net earnings of the different railroad com-
Statement of earnings and expenses of. 125 panies

121
Revenue and expenditures of
125 New track laid in the United States

119
Wisconsin Central Railroad Company,

Oregon and California railroads, law relating
General balance sheet, assets and lia.

to....

275
bilities of

202 Oregon Short Line Railway, law relating to. 278
Lands patented to..
201 Pacific railroads, laws affecting..

229
Revenue and expenditures of
202 Personnel of the Bureau

203
Statement of earnings and expenses of. 202 Physical conditions of our land-grant and
California and Oregon railroads, laws relating bond-aided roads....

119
to....
275 Prosperity

119
Commerce of the world

120
Railroad properties inspected..

119
Commissioners appointed to settle the indebt- Railroad traffic, increase in.

119
edness to the Government growing out of Railroads, net earnings of the

121
the issue of bonds in aid of tbe construction Railway companies should make reports to
of the Central Pacitio and Western Pacific

this office

120
railroads, report of ..
127 Rapid transit for all kinds of trade

120
Earnings and expenses for 1899 over 1898, Report of the Commissioner of Railroads... 119
table showing..

121 Report of the commissioners appointed to
Efficiency of the employees .

203 settle the indebtedness to the Government
Estimates of appropriations recommended. 203 growing out of the issue of bonds in aid of
Government line to the Pacitic coast.

120 the construction of the Central Pacific and
Greatest commercial power of the earth 120 Western Pacific railroads

127
Improvements made in the main lipes 120 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Rail.
Increase in the net earnings of the different road, law relating to...

279
railroad companies for the last two fiscal Tablo showing earnings and expenses for 1899
years..
121 over 1898.

121
Increase of railroad traffic.

119 Tablo showing net earnings of the different
Increase of surplus for the twenty-six land. railroad companies for the last two fiscal
grant an
bond-aided roa

121
years

121
Isthmian canal..

120 Texas and Pacific Railway, laws relating to.. 280
Law relating to the Oregon Short Line Rail- Trade relations with our new possessions.. 120
way...
278 Traffic, increase in

119
Law relating to the St. Louis, Iron Mountain Traffic over the transcontinental routes..... 120
and Southern Railroad
279 Wages, advance of

119

DIRECTOR OF THE CENSUS, Report of the..
An act to provide for taking the Twelfth
Census.

291
Census building.

292
Census in the district of Alaska

291
Census in the Hawaiiau Islands

291
Census, report of the Director of

291
Financial report to October 31, 1899.

293
Four general subjects to comprise the Twelfth
Census..

292

291
Four general subjects to comprise the Twelfth

Census--Continued.
Preliminary organization effected..

291
Purchase of books and documents

292
Legislation, to provide for...

293
Report of the Director of the Census.
Salaries in detail......

293
Special agent to act as purchasing agent. 292
Supervisors of census, appointment of

292

291

GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE, Report of the

296
Admissions and discharges
297 Duration of disease on admission

301
Admission, discharges, and deaths, with the Duration of mental disease of those who died. 300

mean annual mortality and proportion of Duration of mental disease, on admission, of
recoveries, per cent of the discharges, in. those who recovered..

300
cluding deaihs, for each year since the open- Efficient services of Dr. Witmer..

309
ing of the hospital ...
307 Entertainment for the inmates

313
Amusements for patients

342 Estimates for the Goverument Hospital for
Appropriation asked for the erection of a

the Ingane

315
chapel....

309 Estimates for the year ending June 30, 1901.. 316
Appropriation for the erection of the cottages. 312 Eulogy on the death of Dr. W. W. Godding, by
Board of visitors..
295 Dr. Gunnell

309
Causes of death.
300 Executive committee of the board.

295
Chaplains
295 Form of disease of those admitted.

304
Detailed statement of receipts and expendi- General repairs and improvements, appropria-
tures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1898,

tions asked for.

317
additional

324 History of the annual admission since the
Dr. Thomas Dowling, appointment of

312 opening of the hospital, with discharges and
Dr. Irma I. Heller, appointment of

312 deaths, and number for each year remaining
Dr. George H. Schwinn, appointment of 312 June 30,1899..

305
Dr. A. H. Witmer authorized to take charge of Ice-making and refrigerating plant, recom-
the hospital ....

309 mendation for the establishment of 314

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