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ence and who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and who shall receive a salary of six thousand dollars per annum; and there shall also be in the said bureau such experts and other employees as may from time to time be author. ized by Congress.
Sec. 2. That it shall be the province and duty of said bureau and its director, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to make diligent investigation of the methods of mining, especially in relation to the safety of miners, and the appliances best adapted to prevent accidents, the possible improvement of conditions under which mining operations are carried on, the treatment of ores and other mineral substances, the use of explosives and electricity, the prevention of
accidents, and other inquiries and technologic investigations pertinent Post, p. 883. to said industries, and from time to time make such public reports of
the work, investigations, and information obtained as the Secretary of
said department may direct, with the recommendations of such bureau. Secretary to furnish offices, clerks, etc.
Sec. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior shall provide the said bureau with furnished offices in the city of Washington, with such books, records, stationery, and appliances, and such assistants, clerks, stenographers, typewriters, and other employees as may be necessary for the proper discharge of the duties imposed by this Act upon such bureau, fixing the compensation of such clerks and employees within
appropriations made for that purpose. gations from Geolog
SEC. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to transfer to the Bureau of Mines from the United States Geological Survey the supervision of the investigations of structural materials and
the analyzing and testing of coals, lignites, and other mineral fuel subAppropriations trans
stances and the investigation as to the causes of mine explosions; and the appropriations made for such investigations may be expended under the supervision of the Director of the Bureau of Mines in manner as if the same were so directed in the appropriations Acts; and such investigations shall hereafter be within the province of the Bureau of Mines,
and shall cease and determine under the organization of the United Emplexees, etc., States Geological Survey; and such experts, employees, property and
equipment as are now employed or used by the Geological Survey in connection with the subjects herewith transferred to the Bureau of
Mines are directed to be transferred to said bureau. No authority over
Sec. 5. That nothing in this Act shall be construed as in any way granting to any officer or employee of the Bureau of Mines any right or authority in connection with the inspection or supervision of mines
or metallurgical plants in any State. In effect July 1, 1910.
Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect and be in force on and after the first day of July, nineteen hundred and ten.
Approved, May 16, 1910.
Transfer of investi.
Post, p. 713.
mines, etc., in States.
May 16, 1910. (H. R. 24150.)
CHAP. 241.-An Act Transferring Oregon County to the southern division of the
western judicial district of Missouri. (Public, No. 180.]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Missouri western judicial district. States of America in Congress assembled, That the county of Oregon,
Oregon Count: in the State of Missouri, be detached from the eastern judicial district transferred to south
and attached to the southern division of the western judicial district of Pending causes. the State of Missouri: Provided, That courts of the eastern district
shall retain and exercise jurisdiction over all causes and proceedings, civil and criminal, arising in or coming from said county and begun and pending at the date of taking effect of this Act, and of all criminal offenses committed in said county prior to the date this Act goes into effect, the prosecution of which have not begun, as completely as if this Act were not passed.
Approved, May 16, 1910.
May 17, 1910. [H. R. 19962.)
CHAP. 243.- An Act Establishing a Commission of Fine Arts.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Public, No. 181.) States of America in Congress assembled, That a permanent Commission of Commission of Fine Fine Arts is hereby created to be composed of seven well-qualified judges Composition. of the fine arts, who shall be appointed by the President, and shall serve for a period of four years each, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The President shall have authority to fill all vacancies. It shall be the duty of such commission to advise upon the location of to statues, etc., in statues, fountains, and monuments in the public squares, streets, and District of Columbia. parks in the District of Columbia, and upon the selection of models for statues, fountains, and monuments erected under the authority of the United States and upon the selection of artists for the execution of the same. It shall be the duty of the officers charged by law to determine such questions in each case to call for such advice. The foregoing provisions of this Act shall not apply to the Capitol building capito applicabilerato of the United States and the building of the Library of Congress. of Congress. The commission shall also advise generally upon questions of art when required to do so by the President, or by any committee of either House of Congress. Said commission shall have a secretary and such Secretary, etc. other assistance as the commission may authorize, and the members of Post, p. 728. the commission shall each be paid actual expenses in going to and returning from Washington to attend the meetings of said commission and while attending the same.
SEC. 2. That to meet the expenses inade necessary by this Act an
Approved, May 17, 1910.
May 17, 1910.
(H. R. 23906.] [Public, No. 182.)
District of Colum
CHAP. 244.-An Act To authorize and direct certain extensions of the City and
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Railway. to remove its double tracks from Michigan avenue, and to restore the Extension of tracks, road bed of the said Michigan avenue with macadam, to the satisfaction etc. of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, from the intersection thereof with Monroe street northeast eastwardly to the tracks of the Baltimore and Obio Railroad and to extend its double tracks on Monroe street northeast eastwardly from said intersection and over the Monroe Street Bridge to Twelfth street northeast; thence on Twelfth street northwardly to the Bunker Hill road; and thence northwardly, on such streets, avenues, or roads as may be designated by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, to the boundary line of the District of Columbia. Sec. 2. That the removal of existing tracks east of the intersection
Removal of existing of Monroe street and Michigan avenue and the extension of the new double track on Monroe street to Twelfth street northeast and on Twelfth street northeast from Monroe street to the Bunker Hill road shall be completed within nine months from the date of the passage of this Act; and the construction of that portion of the extension herein authorized from the Bunker Hill road to the District line shall be commenced within one year from the date of the opening and grading of the streets as designated and completed within one year thereafter; and in default of the commencement or completion, by said City and Penalty for failure. Subur-ban Railway of Washington, of any extension herein authorized within the period herein set for such commencement or completion said company shall be liable to a fine of twenty-five dollars for each and every day during which such failure or neglect shall continue, which
Time of construction.
Vol. 20, p. 105.
penalty may be recovered in the name of the District of Columbia by
the Commissioners of the said District in any court of competent jurisWidening road - diction. And the cost of widening any roadway in which the tracks
herein authorized shall be laid to sufficient width, in the opinion of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, to reasonably accommodate vehicular travel, including the relaying and readjustment of every
public appurtenance, shall be paid by the City and Suburban Railway Deposit for cost, etc. of Washington. In the event of the failure or refusal of the said com
pany to make the necessary deposits with the collector of taxes to pay the cost of said work the commissioners are hereby authorized to do the work as above and to pay for the same from the then current appropriation for repairs to streets and to collect the amount of said expenditures from the said railway company in the same manner as the cost of laying pavements between the rails and tracks of street railways, as provided in section five of “An Act providing a permanent form of government for the District of Columbia," approved June eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight; said amount, when collected as above, to be placed to the credit of the appropriation for
repairs to streets for the fiscal year in which it is collected, Rights, privileges,
Sec. 3. That the said City and Suburban Railway of Washington shall have, over and respecting the routes herein provided for, the same rights, powers and privileges, duties and obligations, as it has and hereafter may have by law over and respecting its present route, and shall be subject in respect thereto to all the other provisions of its charter and of law.
SEC. 4. That all laws or parts of laws inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed.
SEC. 5. That Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act.
Approved, May 17, 1910.
Inconsistent laws repealed.
Post, p. 764.
May 17, 1910. CHAP. 245.---An Act Authorizing the Secretary of Commerce and Labor to con(H.R. 20988.)
struct a water main and electric cable across Galveston Channel to furnish water and [Public, No. 183.) light to the immigration station.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Galveston Channel, States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of supWater main and plying the immigration and life-saving stations at Galveston, Texas, clectrie cable author- with fresh water, lights, and other electric conveniences, the Secretary
of Commerce and Labor be, and hereby is, authorized to cause to be constructed, across Galveston Channel, a water main not less than eight inches in diameter, and such suitable electric cable or cables as may be deemed necessary for the purposes above stated, at a total cost not to exceed the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars.
SEC. 2. That said work shall be done under the supervision and con
trol of the Secretary of War. Contribution by Gal. SEC. 3. That the Secretary of Commerce and Labor is hereby author
ized to receive from the city oï Galveston, Texas, the sum of ten thousand dollars and to apply the same to the purposes herein stated, and that in consideration of said sum to be paid by said city the said city of Galveston shall have the right, under such rules and regulations and
limitations as may from time to time be prescribed by the United with States Government, to make connection with said water main and to
use water therefrom for municipal and commercial purposes and for the use of itself and customers.
SEC. 4. That the right to alter, amend or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.
Approved, May 17, 1910.
Supervision by Secretary oj War.
Vol. 33, p. 1007.
CHAP. 247.–An Act To provide for the extension of Nineteenth street from Bel May 18, 1910. mont road to Biltmore street, in the District of Columbia, with a uniform width of
[S. 2781.) fiity feet, and for other purposes.
[Public, No. 181.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That within six months after District of Columbia, the passage of this Act the Commissioners of the District of Columbia northwest. be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to institute in the
Condemning land supreme court of the District of Columbia, sitting as a district court, Vol. 34, p. 151. under and in accordance with the terms and provisions of subchapter one of chapter fifteen of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia, a proceeding in rem to condemn the land necessary for the extension of Nineteenth street from Belmont road, formerly Woodley road, to Biltmore street, formerly Baltimore street, in the District of Columbia, with a uniform width of fifty feet: Provided, horoever, That the entire amount found to be due and awarded by the jury in said proceeding benefits. as damages for and in respect of the land to be condemned for said extension, plus the costs and expenses of said proceeding and the costs and expenses of the proceeding heretofore taken by said commissioners for the extension of said street, under the Act approved March third, nineteen hundred and five, shall be assessed by the jury as benefits against those lots, pieces, or parcels of land situate, lying, and being within the zone bounded as follows: Beginning on the north side of Lots affected. Calvert street, Cliffbourne, at the dividing line between lots numbered thirty-one and thirty-two, square numbered twenty-five hundred and forty-seven; thence north one hundred and ten and five-tenths feet; thence south eighty-seven degrees thirty-three minutes west along the north line of Cliffbourne to Rock Creek; thence westerly to the southeast corner of square numbered twenty-two hundred and five (block numbered twenty-one, Woodley Park); thence north eightyfour degrees fifty-one minutes west forty-five feet; thence north twenty-four degrees twenty-six minutes west to the north side of said square numbered twenty-two hundred and five; thence north eighty degrees thirty-four minutes west to the east line of Connecticut avenue; thence south twenty-four degrees twenty-six minutes east to the northwest corner of lot numbered two, square numbered twenty-two hundred and two (block numbered twenty-two, Woodley Park); thence easterly to the north corner of lot numbered seven, in said square numbered twenty-two hundred and two; thence southeasterly along the north line of said lot numbered seven, square numbered twenty-two hundred and two, to Cathedral avenue; thence southeasterly to the north corner of lot numbered forty-three, square numbered twenty-five hundred and forty-two; thence easterly along Belmont road to the northwest corner of square numbered twenty-five hundred and thirty-nine; thence southeasterly along the west side of square numbered twenty-five hundred and thirty-nine to Kalorama road; thence easterly along Kalorama road to Columbia road, and northward along Columbia road to Biltmore street; thence west along Biltmore street to Cliffbourne place, and along Cliffbourne place and across Calvert street to the place of beginning: Provided, horrerer, 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 cost and expenses of the proceedings hereunder and the aforesaid proceeding beretofore instituted for the extension of said Nineteenth street against said lots, pieces, or parcels of land as benefits. SEC. 2. That there is hereby appropriated, one-half from the reve
Appropriation for nues of the District of Columbia and one-half from any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, an amount sufficient to pay the necessary costs and expenses of the condemnation proceedings taken pursuant hereto and for the payment of amounts awarded as damages, Payment of award.
Vol. 33, p. 1007.
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 and the United States in equal parts. Formeract repealed. SEC. 3. That the Act approved March third, nineteen hundred and
five, entitled “An Act for the extension of Nineteenth street from Woodley road to Baltimore street," be, and the same is hereby,
repealed, and the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby Proceedings discon- authorized and directed to discontinue and abandon the proceeding
heretofore instituted by them under said Act for the extension of said Nineteenth street, now pending in the supreme court of the District of Columbia and known as district court cause numbered six hundred and fifty-three.
Approved, May 18, 1910.
May 18, 1910. CHAP. 248.-An Act Making appropriations to provide for the expenses of the (H. R. 14464.) government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nine[Public, No. 185.]
teen hundred and eleven, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Colum- States of America in Congress assembled, "That the half of the following Hall from District sums named, respectively, is hereby appropriated, out of any money
in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the other half out of the revenues of the District of Columbia, in full for the purposes following, being for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eleven, namely:
EXECUTIVE OFFICE: Two commissioners, at five thousand dollars Salaries of Commis- each; engineer commissioner, two hundred and eighty dollars (to
make salary five thousand dollars); additional compensation for two Assistants to Engi. assistants to the engineer commissioner, detailed from the Engineer Vol. 20, p. 103.
Corps of the United States Army, under Act of Congress approved
June eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, two, at two Superintendents, hundred and fifty dollars each, and the two assistants to the engineer District building.
commissioner shall hereafter also act jointly as superintendent of the municipal building; secretary, two thousand four hundred dollars; two assistant secretaries to commissioners, one at one thousand four hundred dollars and one at one thousand two hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand six hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand five hundred dollars; three clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; clerk, who shall be a stenographer and typewriter, one thousand dollars; clerk, eight hundred and forty dollars; clerk, seven hundred and twenty dollars; clerk, six hundred dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; messenger, four hundred and eighty dollars; stenographer and typewriter, seven hundred and twenty dollars; two
drivers, at six hundred dollars each; Veterinary surgeon. Veterinary division: Veterinary surgeon for all horses in the
departments of the District government, one thousand two hundred
dollars; Property division. Property division: Property clerk, two thousand five hundred dol
lars; deputy property clerk, one thousand six hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand five hundred dollars; seven clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; three clerks, at nine hundred dollars each; three clerks, at seven hundred and twenty dollars each; three clerks, at six hundred dollars each; inspector of fuel, one thousand five hundred dollars; assistant inspector of fuel, one thousand one hundred dollars; storekeeper, nine hundred dollars; messenger, six hundred dollars; driver, four hundred and eighty dollars; inspector,