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neighborhood of Sibley, Missouri, and in the vicinity of its existing bridge now constructed and maintained under authority of the Act of

Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, Removal of ola chapter three hundred and forty-nine: Provided, That the super

structure and piers of the existing bridge shall be completely removed down to a plane of tifteen feet' below standard low water within one year from the date of completion of the new bridge herein authorized.

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

Approved, March 23, 1910. .

Amendment.

March 23, 1910.

CHAP. 105.-An Act To change the name of Twenty-third street north of Calvert (H. R. 11878.]

street, in the District of Columbia, to Woodley place. [Public, No. 92.]

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

, Part of Twenty third States of America in Congress assembled, That Twenty-third street street to be Woodley north of Calvert street, in the District of Columbia, shall hereafter be place.

known as Woodley place.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

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Damages assessed as benefits.

March 23, 1910. CHAP. 106.-An Act To authorize the extension of Forty-first street northwest.

[H. R. 13893.) [Public, No. 93.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pistrict of Columbia: States of America in Congress assembled, That under and in accordance northwest.

with the provisions of subchapter one of chapter fifteen of the Code of Condemning land for extending.

Law for the District of Columbia, within six months after the passage Vol. 34, p. 151. of this Act, the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be, and they

are hereby, authorized and directed to institute in the supreme court of the District of Columbia a proceeding in rem to condemn the land that may be necessary for the extension of Forty-first street northwest, from Harrison street north to Keokuk street, as now dedicated; with a width of ninety feet: Provided, however, That the entire amount found to be due and awarded by the jury in said proceedings as damages, for and in respect of the land to be condemned for said extension plus the

costs and expenses of said proceeding, shall be assessed by the jury as Minimum assess- benefits: And provided further, That nothing in said subchapter one

of chapter fifteen of said code shall be construed to authorize the jury to assess less than the aggregate amount of the damages awarded for and in respect of the land to be condemned and the costs and expenses

of the proceeding hereunder. Appropriation for

Sec. 2. That there is hereby authorized to be expended from the revenues of the District of Columbia an amount sufficient to pay the

necessary costs and expenses of the condemnation proceedings taken Payment of awards. pursuant hereto, and for the payment of amounts awarded as damages;

to be repaid to the District of Columbia from the assessments for benefits and covered into the Treasury to the credit of the revenues of the District of Columbia.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

ment.

expenses, etc.

March 23, 1910. CHAP. 107.-An Act To direct that Jefferson street northwest between Four(H. R. 16915.)

teenth street and Colorado avenue be stricken from the plan of the permanent sys(Public, No. 94.] tem of highways for the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and blouse of Representatives of the United District of Columbia: States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioners of stricken off of high- the District of Columbia be, and they are hereby, authorized and maneno haven ve to Four: directed to strike from the plan of the permanent system of highways

for the District of Columbia Jefferson street northwest, between Four

teenth street.

Proviso. Dedication from

teenth street and Colorado avenue, and to omit the said street between
the limits named from any future subdivision of the parcel of ground
through which the said Jefferson street runs: Provided, That the
owners of the parcel of ground through which the said Jefferson owners.
street between the limits named runs shall dedicate to the District of
Columbia the south twenty feet of the said Jefferson street between
Fourteenth street and Colorado avenue.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

CHAP. 108.-An Act To authorize certain changes in the permanent system of

March 23, 1910.

(H. R. 16916.] highways plan, District of Columbia.

(Public, No. 95.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembleil, That the Commissioners of District of Columbia. the District of Columbia are hereby authorized to prepare a new for northern section. highways plan for that portion of the first section of the permanent system of highways plan lying between Georgia avenue on the east, Sixteenth street on the west, Kalmia street on the north, and Butternut street on the south, under the provisions contained in the Act of Vol. 27, p. 532. Congress approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, entitled "An Act to provide a permanent system of highways in that part of the District of Columbia lying outside of cities, and an amendment to said Act approved June twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

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Copy of charter to be filed with Secre

CHAP. 109.- An Act To amend an Act approved August thirteenth, eighteen hun March 23, 1910. dred and ninety-four, entitled “An Act relative to recognizances, stipulations, bonds, (H. R. 18902.] and undertakings, and to allow certain corporations to be accepted as surety thereon.” (Public, No. 96.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections three and four Surety bonds by corof the Act entitled "An Act relative to recognizances, stipulations, "Vol. 28 bonds, and undertakings, and to allow certain corporations to be ac- amended. cepted as surety thereon,” be, and they are hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

"SEC. 3. That every company, before transacting any business under this Act, shall deposit with the Secretary of the Treasury of the United tary of the Treasury. States a copy of its charter or articles of incorporation, and a statement, signed and sworn to by its president and secretary, showing its assets and liabilities. If the said Secretary of the Treasury shall be

Authority to act. satisfied that such company has authority under its charter to do the business provided for in this Act, and that it has a paid-up capital of not less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in cash or its equivalent, and is able to keep and perform its contracts, he shall grant authority in writing to such company to do business under this Act.

“Sec. 4. That every such company sball, in the months of January, Reports to be filed. April, July, and October of each year, file with the said Secretary of the Treasury a statement, signed and sworn to by its president and secretary, showing its assets and liabilities, as is required by section three of this Act. And the said Secretary of the 'Treasury shall have the Revoking authority. power, and it shall be his duty, to revoke the authority of any such company to transact any new business under this Act whenever in his judgment such company is not solvent or is conducting its business in violation of this Act. He may institute inquiry at any time into the solvency of said company and may require that additional security be given at any time by any principal when he deems such company no longer sufficient security.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

March 23, 1910.

(H. R. 19785.) [Public, No. 97.]

CHAP. 110.–An Act To authorize the extension of Columbia road northwest, in the District of Columbia.

road

Columbia north west.

for

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Damages assessed as benefits.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Columbia. States of America in Congress assembled, That, under and in accord

ance with the provisions of subchapter one of chapter fifteen of the Condemning land Code of Law for the District of Columbia, within six months after the Vol. 34, p. 151. passage of this Act, the Commissioners of the District of Columbia

be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to institute in the supreme court of the District of Columbia a proceeding in rem to condemn the land that may be necessary to extend Columbia road northwest through parcels ninety-five-two, ninety-five-four, and ninety five-five, with a width of seventy-five feet, upon such lines as the said commissioners may deem best for the public interest: Provided, howcver, That the entire amount found to be due and awarded by the jury in said proceeding as damages for and in respect of the land to be condemned for said extension, plus the cost and expenses of said proceed

ing, shall be assessed by the jury as benefits. Appropriation for SEC. 2. That there is hereby appropriated from the revenues of the

District of Columbia an amount sufficient to pay the necessary costs

and expenses of the condemnation proceedings taken pursuant hereto Payment of awards, and for the payment of amounts awarded as damages; to be repaid to

the District of Columbia from the amount for benefits and covered into the Treasury to the credit of the revenues of the District of Columbia.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

expenses.

March 23, 1910.

(H. R. 20164.1 [Public, No 98.)

west.

for extending

CHAP. 111.–An Act Authorizing the extension of Military road north west, 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 under and in accordance Military road north

with the provisions of subchapter one of chapter fifteen of the Code Condemning land

of Law for the District of Columbia, within six months after the pasVol. 34, p. 151. sage of this Act the Commissioners of the District of Columbia be, and

they are hereby, authorized and directed to institute in the supreme court of the District of Columbia a proceeding in rem to condemn the land that may be necessary for the extension of Military road northwest, through parcels eighty-seven-seventeen and eighty-seven-sixteen, with a width not to exceed seventy-five feet, upon such lines as the Commissioners of the said District of Columbia may deem best for the

public interests: Provided, however, That the entire amount found to Damages assessed as be due and awarded by the jury in said proceeding as damages for

and in respect of the land to be condemned for said extension, plus the costs and expenses of the proceeding, shall be assessed by the jury

as benefits. Appropriation for SEC. 2. That there is hereby appropriated, out of the revenues of

the District of Columbia, an amount sufficient to pay the necessary

costs and expenses of the said condemnation proceedings taken purPayment of awards.

suant hereto, and for the payment of the amounts awarded as damages, to be repaid to the District of Columbia from the assessments for benefits, and covered into the Treasury to the credit of the revenues of the District of Columbia.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

Proviso.

benetits.

expenses, etc.

March 23, 1910.

(H. R. 21221.) [Public, No. 99.)

Channel of.

CHAP. 112.-An Act To authorize the city of Saint Joseph, Michigan, to construct a bridge across Morrison Channel, of the Saint Joseph River, Michigan.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Saint Joseph, Saint Joseph River. a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Michigan, is may bridge Morrison hereby authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto, across Morrison Channel, of the Saint Joseph River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near the city of Saint Joseph, in the county of Berrien, in the State of Michigan, 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, March 23, 1910.

Vol. 34, p. 84.

Amendment.

CHAP. 113.-An Act Making an appropriation for folding speeches and pamphlets for the Senate.

March 23, 1910.

(S. 7187.) [Public, No. 100.)

Senate.
Appropriation for

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of two thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money folding. in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply a deficiency in the appropriation for folding speeches and pamphlets, at a rate not exceeding one dollar per thousand, for the Senate of the United States, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and ten.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

CHAP. 114.–An Act To extend Fourth street southeast.

March 23, 1910 [H. R. 13864.]

southeast

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Public, No. 101.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the District of Columbia. Interior is hereby authorized and directed to open for use as a public street thoroughfare a fifty-foot roadway along the line of Fourth street authorized. southeast through the United States reservation lying between Congress Heights and Washington Highlands, so as to connect Fourth street, Congress Heights, with Fourth street, Washington Highlands.

Approved, March 23, 1910.

March 23, 1910.

(H. R, 15381.) (Public, No. 102.)

Army appropriations.

CHAP. 115.-An Act Making appropriation for the support of the army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eleven.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the army for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eleven:

CONTINGENCIES OF THE ARMY: For all contingent expenses of the army, not otherwise provided for, and embracing all branches of the military service, including the office of the Chief of Staff, to be expended under the immediate orders of the Secretary of War, forty thousand dollars.

Contingencies of the Army.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF.

Office of the Chief of Staff.

ARMY WAR COLLEGE: For expenses of the Army War College, Army War College. being for the purchase of the necessary stationery, office, toilet,

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and desk furniture, text-books, books of reference, scientific and professional papers and periodicals, printing and binding, maps, police utensils, employment of temporary, technical, or special services, and for all other absolutely necessary expenses, including twenty-five dollars per month additional to regular compensation, to chief clerk of division for superintendence of the War College building,

ten thousand dollars. Contingent expenses. CONTINGENCIES, MILITARY INFORMATION SECTION, GENERAL STAFF

Corps: For contingent expenses of the military information section, General Staff Corps, including the purchase of law books, professional books of reference, professional and technical periodicals and newspapers, and of the military attaches at the United States embassies and legations abroad; and of the branch office of the military information section at Manila, to be expended under the direc

tion of the Secretary of War, ten thousand dollars: Provided, That R.S., sec. 36-48, p.718. section thirty-six hundred and forty-eight, Revised Statutes, shall not

apply to subscriptions for foreign and professional newspapers and

periodicals to be paid for from this appropriation. Service schools. UNITED STATES SERVICE SCHOOLS: To provide means for the

theoretical and practical instruction at the Staff College (including Fort Leavenworth, the Army School of the line and the Army Signal School) at Fort

Leavenworth, Kansas, and the mounted service school at Fort Riley, Kansas, by the purchase of text-books, books of reference, scientific and professional papers, the purchase of modern instruments and material for theoretical and practical instruction, and for all other absolutely necessary expenses, to be allotted in such proportions as

may, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, be for the best interests Leaves of absence of the military service, twenty-five thousand dollars: Provided, That to officers at service the provisions of section thirteen hundred and thirty, Revised StatR.S., sec. 1330, p. 228. utes, authorizing leaves of absence to certain officers of the Military

Academy, during the period of the suspension of the ordinary academic studies, without deduction from pay and allowances, be, and are hereby, extended to include oflicers on duty exclusively as instructors at the service schools on approval of the oflicer in charge of said schools.

Kans.

Fort Riley, Kans.

Adjutant - General's

THE ADJİ'TANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. Department. Contingent expenses CONTINGENCIES, HEADQUARTERS OF MILITARY DEPARTMENTS: For at headquarters.

contingent expenses at the headquarters of the several military divisions and departments, including the staff corps serving thereat, being for the purchase of the necessary articles of oflice, toilet, and desk furniture, binding, maps, technical books of reference, professional and technical newspapers and periodicals, and police utensils, to be allotted by the Secretary of War, and to be expended in the discretion of the several military division and department commanders, seven thousand five hundred dollars.

Under Chief of Artillery

UNDER THE CHIEF OF ARTILLERY.

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COAST ARTILLERY SCHOOL, FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA: For incidental expenses of the school, including chemicals, stationery, hardware; extra-duty pay to soldiers necessarily employed for periods not less than ten days as artificers on work in addition to and not strictly in line with their military duties, such as carpenters, blacksmiths, draftsmen, printers, lithographers, photographers, engine drivers, telegraph operators, teamsters, wheelwrights, masons, machinists, painters, overseers, laborers; office furniture and fixtures, machinery, and unforeseen expenses, ten thousand dollars.

For purchase of engines, generators, motors, machines, measuring instruments, special apparatus and materials for the division of the enlisted specialists, seven thousand dollars.

Special apparatus, etc.

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