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Ark.

January 28, 1910. CHAP. 17.-An Act To extend the time for Ashley County, Arkansas, to con(H. R. 12138.)

struct a bridge across Bayou Bartholomew, at Portland. [Public, No. 26.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Bartholo- States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for commencTime extended for ing and completing the bridge authorized by the Act approved April Cousin Portland, first, nineteen hundred and eight, entitled " An Act to authorize the

county of Ashley, in the State of Arkansas, to construct a bridge across Vol. 35, p. 54.

Bayou Bartholomew, Ashley County, Arkansas, at Portland,” is hereby extended 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 expressly reserved.

Approved, January 28, 1910.

Amendment.

Bayou mew.

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January 28, 1910. CHAP. 18.-An Act To extend the time for Ashley County, Arkansas, to con

(H. R. 12139.) struct a bridge across Bayou Bartholomew, at Wilmot. (Public, No. 27.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Bartholo. States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for commencTime extended for ing and completing the bridge authorized by the Act approved April County," at Wilmot, first, nineteen hundred and eight, entitled "An Act to authorize the

county of Ashley, in the State of Arkansas, to construct a bridge across Bayou Bartholomew, Ashley County, Arkansas, at Wilmot,” is hereby extended 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 expressly reserved.

Approved, January 28, 1910.

Amendment.

January 28, 1910.

(H. R. 15387.) [Public, No. 28.]

Mississippi River.

Bass Brook, Mimn., may bridge.

CHAP. 19.-An Act Authorizing the town of Bass Brook to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River, in Itasca County, Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the town of Bass Brook, a municipal corporation organized and existing under and pursuant to the laws of the State of Minnesota, to build a public highway bridge across the Mississippi River at a point suitable to the interests of navigation from a point on the northerly bank of said river, in lot one, section ten, township fiftyfive north, range twenty-six west, fourth principal meridian, to a point on the southerly bank of said river, iv lot twelve of said section, all in the county of Itasca, 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 28, 1910.

Vol. 34, p. 84.

Amendment.

January 31, 1910. CHAP. 21.-An Act To amend section twelve of an Act entitled “An Act to [11. R. 14579.)

authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue patents in fee to purchasers of Indian [Public, No. 29.) lands under any law now existing or hereafter enacted, and for other purposes,

approved May twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and eight, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Masonic orphanage, States of America in Congress assembled, That section twelve of an

Sale of Cheyenne Act entitled “An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lands for, at El Reno, issue patents in fee to purchasers of Indian lands under any law now

Vol. 35, p. 418. existing or hereafter enacted, and for other purposes," approved May

Provisos.
Effect.

twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and eight, be amended by adding at the end of said section twelve the following: That the preference right to purchase the six hundred and forty acres of land, together with the buildings and other appurtenances thereto belonging, heretofore set aside as reservation for the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency and the Arapahoe Indian School in Oklahoma, granted to the city of El Reno, Oklahoma, to be used for school purposes as provided by this section, be, and the said preference right to purchase is hereby, Lodge baseasons and granted to the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of thorized. the State of Oklahoma to be used as a Masonic orphanage, home, and industrial school: Provided, That the preference right to purchase herein granted shall not take effect until after the expiration of the preference right to purchase granted by this Act to said city of El Reno: Provided further, That said Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Payments. and Accepted Masons shall pay for said lands the appraised value thereof, according to the appraisement made by the Secretary of the Interior. The said amount to be paid as follows, to wit: Twentyfive thousand dollars cash, and the remainder in two annual payments with interest at five per centum per annum on the deferred payments, under such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior: And provided further, That the preference right Time limit. to purchase herein granted shall be exercised within thirty days from tha

passage hereof. Approved, January 31, 1910.

Snake River.
Bridge across, at

AAP. 22.-An Act To legalize a bridge across the Snake River, between the February 3, 1910. States of Idaho and Oregon.

(S. 3318.)

(Public, No. 30.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress Ontario, Oreg., legal is hereby granted to the county court of Malheur County, in the State ized. of Oregon, and the Ontario bridge commission to maintain and operate a bridge and approaches thereto now constructed across the Snake River at the town of Ontario, Oregon, 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: Provided, That the said county court of Malheur County Approval, etc. and the said Ontario bridge commission shall, within three months after the passage of this Act, file with the Secretary of War their acceptance of this Act, together with plans and specifications of the said bridge, and said plans and specifications shall have been approved by the Secretary of War and the Chief of Engineers; otherwise, this Act shall be null and void.

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

Approved, February 3, 1910.

CHAP. 23.- An Act To extend the time for the commencement and completion February 3, 1910. of a railroad bridge across the Kansas River at or near Kansas City, Kansas, in the

(S. 4891.) county of Wyandotte, State of Kansas.

[Public, No. 31.) Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress ussembled, That the time for commencing and completing the bridge authorized by the Act entitled “ An bridging, by Edgewa: Act to authorize the Edgewater Connecting Railway Company to con- way Company, Kar.sas struct, maintain, and operate a railroad bridge across the Kansas River Citi, Kuns.

Vol. 35, p. 612. at or near Kansas City, Kansas, in the county of Wyandotte, State of Kansas," approved February sixth, nineteen hundred and nine, is

Kansas River.
Time extended for

Amendment.

hereby extended one 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 expressly reserved.

Approved, February 3, 1910.

February 3, 1910. CHAP. 24.–An Act To authorize Bonners Ferry Bridge Commission to construct [S. 5010.)

a bridge across the Kootenai River at Bonners Ferry, Idaho. [Public, No. 32.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Kootenai River, States of America in Congress assembled, That the Bonners Ferry Bridge Bonners Ferry Commission, created by the legislature of Idaho under the provisions Brist price Commission of an act approved March seventeenth, nineteen hundred and nine, its may bridge.

successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a free bridge and approaches thereto across the Kootenai River at a point suitable to the interests of navi

gation at Bonners Ferry, in the State of Idaho, in accordance with Vol. 34, p. 84. the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construc

tion 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, February 3, 1910.

Amendment.

February 4, 1910. (H. R. 19518.)

CHAP. 25.-An Act Prescribing certain provisions and conditions under which

bonds and certificates of indebtedness of the United States may be issued, and for [Public, No. 33.]

other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Bonds, etc., of United States.

States of America in Congress assembled, That any bonds and certifiPrincipal and inter- cates of indebtedness of the United States hereafter issued shall be est payable in gold.

payable, principal and interest, in United States gold coin of the present standard of value; and that such bonds may be issued in such

denominations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Exemption from SEC. 2. That any certificates of indebtedness hereafter issued shall

be exempt from all taxes or duties of the United States, as well as

from taxation in any form by or under state, municipal, or local Appropriation for authority; and that a sum not exceeding one-tenth of one per centum expenses of issue, etc. of the amount of any certificates of indebtedness issued is hereby

appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the expenses of preparing, advertising, and issuing the

same. Inconsistent laws

SEC. 3. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the prorepealed.

visions of this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved, February 4, 1910.

taxes.

February 15, 1910. CHAP. 27.-An Act For the establishment of a new land district in the State of (S. 2523.)

Montana. [Public, No. 34.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United Havre, Mont, land States of America in Congress assembled, That all that portion of the district established. State of Montana included within the boundaries hereinafter described

is hereby constituted a new land district, and that the land office for

said district shall be located at Havre, in Chouteau County, Montana: Description.

Beginning on the range line when extended between ranges twentyeight and twenty-nine east, where the same will intersect the international boundary line between the United States of America and the

Dominion of Canada, thence south, allowing for the proper offsets on the sixth, seventh, and ninth standard parallels north, to the point of intersection with the center of the Missouri River; thence westerly and northwesterly along the center of the Missouri River to the point of intersection with the center of the Marias River; thence northwesterly along the Marias River to the point of intersection with the Montana principal meridian; thence north along said principal meridian to the point of intersection with the international boundary line; thence east to the range line when extended between ranges twentyeight and twenty-nine east, to the place of beginning.

Approved, February 15, 1910.

Public lands.
Des Moines, Iowa,

February 15, 1910. CHAP. 28.-An Act To abolish the United States land office at Des Moines, Iowa.

(S. 5238.

(Public, No.35.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the land office at Des Moines, Iowa, shall be, and is hereby, abolished from and after the land office abolished.

Transfer of records, twenty-eighth day of February, nineteen hundred and ten; and the etc. Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to transfer to the State R. S. sec. 2256, p. 398. of Iowa such of the transcripts, documents, and records of the office as are not required for the use of the United States and as the State may desire to preserve.

Approved, February 15, 1910.

CHAP. 29.-- An Act To legalize the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi February 15, -1910.

) River at Hill City, Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Public, No.36.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress Mississippi River, is hereby granted to the Mississippi, Hill City and Western Railway and Western Railway Company, a corporation of the State of South Dakota, to maintain and Company's bridge at operate the bridge and approaches thereto now constructed across the ized. Mississippi River at section four, township fifty-two north, range twenty-three west, in Aitkin County, in the State of Minnesota, in accordance with the provisions of an Act entitled “ An Act to regulate Vol. 34, p. 84. the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six: Provided, That the said Mississippi, Hill City and Western Railway Company shall, within three approve plans, etc. months after the passage of this Act, file with the Secretary of War their acceptance of this Act, together with plans and specifications of the said bridge, and said 'plans and specifications shall have been approved by the Secretary of War and the Chief of Engineers; otherwise, this Act shall be null and void.

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

Approved, February 15, 1910.

Proviso.
Secretary of War to

Amendment.

CHAP. 30.-An Act To authorize the city of Minneapolis, in the State of Minnesota, to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River in said city.

February 15, 1910.

(H. R. 12289.) (Public, No. 37.)

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Minneap- Mississippi River, olis, in the county of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, a municipal maybridge, Plymouth corporation organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota, be, nue. and it is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a new bridge and approaches thereto across the Mississippi River, where an

Vol. 34, p. 84.

old bridge is now standing, from Plymouth avenue north, on the west side of said river, to Eighth avenue northeast, 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, February 15, 1910.

Amendment.

February 15, 1910. CHAP. 31.-An Act To declare One Hundred and Two River in Missouri non(H. R. 13438.]

navigable. (Public, No. 38.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United One Hundred and States of America in Congress assembled, That One Hundred and Two

Declared not a nav. River south of the north boundary line of Andrew County, Missouri, igable water.

as now located, be, and the same is hereby, declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the meaning of the laws enacted by Congress for the preservation and protection of such waters.

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

Approved, February 15, 1910.

Amendment.

February 15, 1910.

(H. R. 13439.] (Public, No.39.]

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igable water.

CHAP. 32.-An Act To declare Nodaway River in Missouri nonnavigable.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Nodaway River, Mo: States of America in Congress assembled, That Nodaway River, in the

counties of Andrew, Holt, and Nodaway, in the State of Missouri, be, and the same is hereby, declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the meaning of the laws enacted by Congress for the preservation and protection of such waters.

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

Approved, February 15, 1910.

Amendment.

Mo.

February 15, 1910. (H. R. 13140.)

CHAP. 33.–An Act To declare Big Tarkio River, in Holt and Atchison counties,

Missouri, nonnavigable. [Public, No. 40.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United Big Tarkio River, States of America in Congress assembled, That Big Tarkio River, in

Declared not a nav- the counties of Holt and Atchison, in the State of Missouri, be, and igable water.

the same is hereby, declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the meaning of the laws enacted by Congress for the preservation and protection of such waters.

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

Approved, February 15, 1910.

Amendment.

February 15, 1910.

(H. R, 16221.) (Public, No. 41.]

CHAP. 34.–An Act For the establishment of telephone service between the life-saving station at Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and the light-house at Twin River Point, Wisconsin.

Lake Michigan.
Telephone author-

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

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the ized írom Two kivers Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause to be Twin River Point established telephone service from the Two Rivers life-saving station, light-house.

at the city of Iwo Rivers, Wisconsin, to the Twin River Point light

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