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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE SIXTY-FIRST CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in

the District of Columbia, on Monday, the sixth day of December, 1909, adjourned without day on Saturday, the twenty-fifth day of June, 1910.

and was

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, President; JAMES SCHOOLCRAFT SHERMAN, Vice-President;

WILLIAM PIERCE FRYE, President of the Senate pro tempore; JOSEPH GURNEY CANNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vol. 35, p. 585.

CHAP. 1.-An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to amend an Act to January 7, 1910. authorize the city of Saint Louis, a corporation organized under the laws of the State

[H. R. 14565.) of Missouri, to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River," approved January (Public, No. 12.) ninth, nineteen hundred and nine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Saint Louis Mississippi River, shall have authority to construct the bridge mentioned in the Act bridging by Saint entitled “An Act to amend an Act to authorize the city of Saint Louis, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Missouri, to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River,” approved January ninth, nineteen hundred and nine, under and subject to the limitations and restrictions mentioned in the Act entitled "An Act to authorize Vol. 34, p. 461. the city of Saint Louis, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Missouri, to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River," approved June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and six, if the actual construction of the bridge therein authorized shall be commenced within one year from the approval of this Act and completed within three years from same date.

Approved, January 7, 1910.

Cumberland River.
Tennessee, Alabama

CHAP. 2.-An Act To authorize the Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky Rail

January 26, 1910. way to construct a bridge across the Cumberland River at or near the town of Gaines

[S. 3929.) boro, Tennessee.

[Public, No. 13.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky Railway, a corporation organized under the laws and Kentucky Bail: of the State of Tennessee, is hereby authorized to construct, maintain, Gainesboro, Tenn. and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Cumberland River at a point suitable to the interests of navigation at or near the town of Gainesboro, in the State of Tennessee, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act to regulate the construction of Vol. 34, p. 84. bridges over navigable waters," approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six.

Sec. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby Amendment. expressly reserved. Approved, January 26, 1910.

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January 26, 1910. CHAP. 3.-An Act To extend the time for the completion of a bridge across (S. 4016.)

the Missouri River at or near Yankton, South Dakota, by the Winnipeg, Yankton (Public, No. 14.] and Gulf Railroad Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and IIouse of Representatives of the United Time extended for States of America in Congress assembled, That section six of the Act bridsins Wankton: approved April fifth, nineteen hundred and four, authorizing the WinTankton and Guii nipeg, Yankton and Gulf Railroad Company to construct a combined

railroad, wagon, and foot-passenger bridge, across the Missouri River at or near the city of Yankton, South Dakota, as amended by the Act, approved February twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and nine, be, and the same is hereby, so amended that the time within which the said bridge is required to be commenced shall be within one year and the time within which it is required that the said bridge shall be completed shall be within three years from the date of the approval of this Act.

Approved, January 26, 1910.

Railroad Company.

Vol. 33, p. 157.
Vol. 35, p. 658.

trict.

Terms of
Greensboro,

court,

Pp. 100, 122.

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January 26, 1910.

CHAP. 4.-An Act To change the times for holding the regular terms of the (S. 5197.) circuit and district courts of the United States at Greensboro and at Charlotte, in (Public, No. 15.)

the western district of North Carolina.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United western judicial dis. States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter the regular

terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States for the western district of North Carolina to be held at Greensboro, in the

said district, shall commence, respectively, on the first Monday in R.S., secs. 572, 658, June and the first Monday in December, in each and every year.

This Act in respect to the said courts is amendatory of the provisions of section five hundred and seventy-two and section six hundred and fifty-eight of the Revised Statutes of the United States, second edition, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, directing that said courts at Greensboro shall be held on the first Monday in April and the first Monday in October of each year, and in this respect the said sections are hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. That hereafter the regular terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States for the said western district of North Carolina at Charlotte shall commence, respectively, on the first Monday in April and the first Monday in October of each year instead of

the second Monday in June and the second Mondav in December of p. 173, each year, as provided by the Act approved June nineteenth, eighteen

hundred and seventy-eight, Twentieth Statutes at Large, chapter three hundred and twenty-two, and in this respect said last-named Act, in so far as it designates the times of holding said courts at Charlotte, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. That this Act shall be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved, January 26, 1910.

Terms of
Charlotte.

court,

Vol. 20, amended.

Effect.

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January 26, 1910. CHAP. 5.-An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to convey certain (H. R. 9570.)

lands to the city of Biloxi, Mississippi, for street purposes. [Public, No. 16.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United Land conveyed to. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Treasury be, and he is hereby, empowered and directed to deed to the city of Biloxi, in the State of Mississippi, for street purposes and no other, a strip of land four feet wide on Jackson street and six feet wide on Lameuse street, along the length of the front of the government lot on said streets, on which lot is now situated the government building in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Approved, January 26, 1910.

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CHAP. 6.–An Act To extend the time for Ashley County, Arkansas, to con January 27, 1910. struct a bridge across Bayou Bartholomew, at a point near Morrell.

(H. R. 12140.]

(Public, No. 17.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, "That the time for commencing Bayou Bartholoand completing the construction of a bridge, authorized by the Act Time extended for approved February twentieth, nineteen hundred and eight, entitled bridging by Ashley

Ark, "An Act to authorize the county of Ashley, State of Arkansas, to con- rell, struct a bridge across Bayou Bartholomew, at a point above Morrell, in said county and State, the dividing line between Drew and Ashley counties," is hereby extended to one year and three years, respectively, from the date of approval of this Act.

Sec. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby Amendment. expressly reserved.

Approved, January 27, 1910.

Vol. 35, p. 33.

CHAP. 7.-An Act To authorize the city of Minneapolis, in the State of Min January 27, 1910. nesota, to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River in said city.

(H. R. 12288.)

[Public, No. 18.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minin.. in the County of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, a municipal corpora- may bridge. tion organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota, be, and it is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Mississippi River from Third avenue south, on the west side of said river, to First avenue southeast, on the east side of said river, in the city of Minneapolis, in the State of Minnesota, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled “An Vol. 34, p. 84. Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters, approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six.

SEC. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby Amendment. expressly reserved.

Approved, January 27, 1910.

CHAP. 8.-An Act To authorize the counties of Bradley and McMinn, Ten January 27, 1910. nessee, by authority of their county courts, to construct a bridge across the Hiwassee

[H. R. 13872.) River at Charleston and Calhoun, in said counties.

(Public, No. 19.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the counties of Bradley Hiwassee River. and McMinn, Tennessee, by authority of their county courts, be, and Minn counties, Tenn., they are hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a free a bridge, between bridge and approaches thereto, across the Hiwassee River, at a point houn. suitable to the interests of navigation from the town of Charleston, in Bradley County, to the town of Calhoun, immediately across the Hiwassee River, in McMinn County, in the State of Tennessee, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act to regu- Vol. 34, p. 84. late the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six.

Sec. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, January 27, 1910.

Amendment.

CHAP. 9.–An Act To authorize the city of Minneapolis, in the State of Min

January 27, 1910.

[H. R. 14496.) nesota, to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River in said city.

[Public, No. 20.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Minne. Mississippi River.

Minneapolis, Minn., apolis, in the county of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, a municipal may bridge.

Vol. 34, p. 84.

corporation organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota, be, and it is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Mississippi River from Twentieth avenue south on the west side of said river to Eleventh avenue southeast on the east side of said river, in the city of Minneapolis, in the State of Minnesota, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled “ An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six.

Sec. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, January 27, 1910.

Amendment.

January 27, 1910.

[H. R. 15815.] [Public, No. 21.)

Rio Grande.

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CHAP. 10.–An Act Authorizing the construction of a railroad bridge across the Rio Grande River between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Republic of Mexico.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That Los Ferrocarriles National Railways Nacionales de Mexico (National Railways of Mexico), a corporation between Laredo, Tex. organized under the laws of the Republic of Mexico, its successors Mexico.

and assigns, be, and it is hereby, authorized to construct a bridge and approaches thereto across the Rio Grande at a point suitable to the interests of navigation in Laredo, State of Texas, to a point in Nuevo

Laredo, Republic of Mexico. Said bridge to be erected and conVol. 34, p. 84. structed in accordance with the provisions of an Act entitled " An Act to

regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six: Provided, That the construction of the said bridge shall not be commenced until the consent of the proper authorities of the Republic of Mexico for the erection of the structure shall have been obtained.

Sec. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, January 27, 1910.

Proviso.
Consent of Mexico.

Amendment.

va, Pa.

January 27, 1910. CHAP. 11.–An Act To authorize the Monongahela Railroad Company to con(H. R. 16388.)

struct a bridge across the Monongahela River between Fayette and Greene counties, [Public, No. 22.) Pennsylvania.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Monongahela River: States of America in Congress assembled, That the Monongahela Railroad Company may road Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws bridge, at New Gene- of the State of Pennsylvania, is hereby authorized to construct a

bridge across the Monongahela River from a point, suitable to the interests of navigation, on the east bank thereof just south of New Geneva, in Fayette County, to the west bank of said river in Greene

County near the mouth of Dunkard Creek in accordance with the Vol. 34, p. 34. provisions of the Act entitled “An Act to regulate construction of

bridges over navigable waters,” approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six.

SEC. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, January 27, 1910.

Amendment.

Provisos.
Regular period not

CHAP. 14.-An Act Extending the time for certain homesteaders to establish January 28, 1910. residence upon their lands.

[H. R. 16223.1

[Public, No. 23.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons who have Homestead settlers. heretofore made homestead entries in the States of North Dakota, establish residence by South Dakota, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, and the Territory of New Mexico, where the period in which they were, or are, required by law to make entry under declaratory statement or establish residence expired or expires after Decemberfirst, nineteen hundred and nine, are hereby granted until May fifteenth, nineteen hundred and ten, within which to make entry or establish residence upon the lands so entered by them: Provided, That this extension of time shall not shorten either the period of commu- shortened. tation or of actual residence under the homestead law: Provided further, That this Act shall not apply to an adverse claim established by cladder entry and residence after the expiration of the time allowed for establishing residence of the first entryman, and prior to the passage of this Act. Sec. 2. That homestead entrymen or settlers upon

the public domain in the States above named are hereby granted a leave of absence from their land for a period of three months from the date of the approval of this Act: Provided, That the period of actual absence under this Proviso,

No deduction from Act shall not be deducted from the full time of residence required by regular period. law.

Approved, January 28, 1910.

Adverse claims ex

Leaves of absence granted.

CHAP. 15.-An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Red January 28, 1910. River and to establish it as a post-road.

(S. 4089.)

(Public, No. 24.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That William Kenefick or his Red River. assigns be, and they are hereby, authorized to construct and maintain may bridge in Bryan a lift or draw railway, foot-passenger, and wagon bridge and ap

County, Okla. proaches thereto across the Red River at a point suitable to the interests of navigation on the southern line of Bryan County, State of Oklahoma, at or near what is known as the Upper or Carpenters Bluff Crossing, in said county and State, in accordance with the provisions of an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construction of bridges Vol. 34, p. 84. over navigable waters," approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six.

SEC. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby Amendment. expressly reserved.

Approved, January 28, 1910.

January 28, 1910.

(H. R. 5463.] [Public, No. 25.)

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CHAP. 16.-An Act To provide for a change in the bridge authorized by an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the building of a bridge at Dardanelle, Arkansas,' approved September thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the bridge authorized Draw required in to be constructed by an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the building bride de aceros, at Darof a bridge at Dardanelle, Arkansas, across the Arkansas River, davolle, Ark, approved September thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, shall here- amended. after provide a pontoon draw span of said bridge of such length as the Secretary of War may require in the interests of navigation, but not less than one hundred and fifty feet, and that the location thereof shall be changed from time to time by the owners of said bridge at their own expense, as may be directed by the Secretary of War, so that the same may conform to the changes in the channel of the river.

Sec. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby Amendment. expressly reserved.

Approved, January 28, 1910.

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