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A light and signal or whistling buoy, with submarine signal, for Monhegan Island, , service near Monhegan Island, entrance to Penobscot Bay, Maine, and if, in the opinion of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, necessary, a relief buoy for same, at a cost not to exceed twenty thousand dollars.
SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT,
Lovells Island depot, Mass. ernors Island.
The Secretary of Commerce and Labor is hereby authorized to select a site for a light-house depot upon Governors Island, near Removal to GovBoston, to be approved by the Secretary of War, and when so approved the Secretary of War is authorized to transfer such site to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, with a view to moving the light-house depot now located on Lovells Island to such site on Governors Island, as may be hereafter authorized.
THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
A light and fog-signal station at Hunts Point, New York, at a cost Hunts Point, N. Y. not to exceed five thousand dollars. A light and fog-signal station at or near the mouth of Rondout Hudson River, N. Y.
Rondout Creek. Creek, Hudson River, New York, at a cost not to exceed forty thousand dollars.
A park road and approaches thereto and footpaths and other Stony Point reservaimprovements on the light-house reservation at Stony Point on the Hudson River, New York, at a total cost not to exceed seven thousand five hundred dollars.
FOURTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
Miah Maull Shoal.
Vol. 34, p. 322.
Additional improvements at Edgemoor light-house depot, Dela- Edgemoor depot, ware, in accordance with the recommendations of the Light-House Board in the annual report for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, at a cost not to exceed fifty-one thousand dollars.
The limit of cost for light and fog-signal station at Miah Maull Shoal, Delaware Bay, authorized by an act approved June twentieth, creased. nineteen hundred and six, is hereby increased by the sum of thirty thousand dollars, so as to make the total limit of cost one hundred and five thousand dollars instead of seventy-five thousand dollars as heretofore authorized.
The Cross Ledge light station, New Jersey, shall be discontinued upon the establishment and putting into service of the Elbow of Cross Ledge light station, New Jersey.
The limit of cost for establishing light and fog-signal station at or near Joe Flogger Shoal, Delaware River, authorized by Act approved creased. June twentieth, nineteen hundred and six, is hereby increased by
Vol. 34, p. 322. the sum of thirty thousand dollars, so as to make the total limit of cost one hundred and five thousand dollars instead of seventy-five thousand dollars as heretofore authorized.
Range lights at or near Eagle Point, in Horseshoe Curve, Delaware River, New Jersey, at a cost not to exceed two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.
Cross Ledge station, N.J., discontinued.
Joe Flogger Shoal.
Eagle Point, N.J.
FIFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
Fort McHenry Channel, Md.
Range lights, Fort Mcllenry Channel, Maryland, at a cost not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
Range lights, Norfolk Harbor, Virginia, at a cost not to exceed Norfolk, Va., harbor. thirty-five thousand dollars.
Range light, Bogue Sound, North Carolina, at a cost not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars.
Bogue Sound, Y.C.
SIXTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
Savannah River, Ga., entrance,
Cape Fear River, below Wilmington, N.C.
Range lights, Bloody Point, entrance to Savannah River, Georgia, at a cost not to exceed four thousand five hundred dollars.
Suitable lights and signals in Cape Fear River, below Wilmington, North Carolina, at a cost not to exceed twenty-one thousand dollars.
A light-vessel for service off the mouth of Saint Johns River, Light.vessel off Florida, and elsewhere, as may be directed, at a cost not to exceed
one hundred and thirty thousand dollars.
Saint Johns River, Fla.
EIGHTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
Eads, depot. Orleans.
Authority is hereby given to move the light-house depot now Removal to New located at Port Eads, Louisiana, to New Orleans, Louisiana, or its
vicinity, to purchase a suitable site, erect wharf and depot buildings, complete, at a cost not to exceed twenty-seven thousand dollars.
Galveston Light-Vessel Numbered Twenty-eight, no longer needed light-vessel. at the entrance to Galveston Bay, may be placed in commission and
located elsewhere, as may be found desirable in the opinion of the Light-House Board.
Galveston Bay, Tex.
NINTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
Lake Michigan. Upon the establishment and placing in service of the light and fogvessel removed to signal station at White Shoal, Lake Michigan, White Shoal Light
Vessel Numbered Fifty-six may be removed to a location in Lake
Shoals Light-Vessel Numbered Fifty-six.
A barge for light-house depot, Saint Joseph, Michigan, at a cost not
to exceed seven thousand dollars. North Manitou A light-vessel near North Manitou Island, Lake Michigan, at a cost
not to exceed fifty thousand dollars.
TENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
Range lights, Lorain, Ohio.
Range lights, harbor of Lorain, Ohio, at a cost not to exceed nineteen thousand eight hundred dollars.
Range lights at the harbor of Huron, Ohio, at a cost not to exceed three thousand eight hundred dollars.
A light-vessel for service at or near a point between Point Abino and Sturgeon Point, in Lake Erie, at a cost not to exceed seventyfive thousand dollars.
A light and fog-signal station at the entrance to Sandusky Harbor, Ohio, at a cost not to exceed eighty thousand dollars.
Light at harbor entrance.
ELEVENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
An oil house at Detroit light-house depot, at a cost not to exceed Depot, oil house.
three thousand five hundred dollars. Lahe Superior. Light and fog-signal station at Michigan and Gull islands, Lake Station, Michigan and Gull Islands. Superior, at a cost not to exceed one hundred and forty thousand dollars.
TWELFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
Anacapa Island, Cal.
Army Point, Cal.
Light and fog-signal station at Anacapa Island, California, at a cost not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars.
Light and fog-signal station at Army Point, California, at a cost
not to exceed ten thousand dollars. Humboldt Bay, A coal shed on the light-house wharf at Humboldt Bay, California,
at a cost not to exceed five thousand dollars.
Point Loma, Cal.
A fog signal and keepers' quarters at Point Loma, California, at a cost not to exceed seventeen thousand five hundred dollars.
A flashing light, fog signal, and keepers' quarters at Santa Cruz, California, at a cost not to exceed twenty-nine thousand dollars.
Santa Cruz, Cal.
THIRTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT.
A light and fog-signal station on Eliza Island, Bellingham Bay, Eliza Island, Wash.
Light, etc., station. Washington, at a cost not to exceed thirty thousand dollars. The limit of cost of a light and fog-signal station to be established
Battery Point, at Battery Point, Washington, heretofore authorized by the Acts Limit of cost for approved ®June twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and two, February
Vol. 32, p. 431; Vol. twenty-six, nineteen hundred and seven, and March fourth, nineteen 34, pp. 996, 1319. hundred and seven, is hereby increased by the sum of thirty-three thousand dollars, so as to make the total limit of cost. forty-seven thousand dollars instead of fourteen thousand dollars, as heretofore authorized. Additional aids to navigation in Alaskan waters, at a cost not to
Additional aids in. exceed sixty thousand dollars.
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of Commerce and Labor is hereby author- Construction ized to enter into contract or contracts for any or all of the items provided for in section one of this Act, within the limits of cost therein respectively provided.
Sec. 3. That the provision in the Act entitled “An Act making Light-vessels. appropriations for sundry, civil expenses of the Government for the changing stations of fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, and for repealed
Vol.35, p. 331. other purposes," approved May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and eight, reading as follows, to wit:“Hereafter no light-ship shall be removed from the place designated for its station in the Act authorizing its construction and be stationed elsewhere except upon express authority of Congress," is hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. That hereafter there shall be in the Department of Com- Bureau merce and Labor a bureau of light-houses and a commissioner of light-houses, who shall be the head of said bureau, to be appointed by the President, who shall receive a salary of five thousand dollars per annum. There shall also be in the bureau a deputy commissioner, inspectors, ete.
Deputy, chief clerk, to be appointed by the President, who shall receive a salary of four thousand dollars per annum, and a chief clerk, who shall perform the duties of chief clerk and such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor or by the commissioner. There shall also be in the bureau such inspectors, clerical assistants, and other employees as may from time to time be authorized by Congress, and there shall also be employed one chief constructing Chief constructing engineer at a salary of four thousand dollars per annum and one tendenti navalecónsuperintendent of naval construction at a salary of three thousand struction. dollars per annum, both to be appointed by the President. The commissioner of light-houses shall make an annual report to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, who shall transmit the same to Congress at the beginning of each regular session thereof; and such commissioner, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce
Adjustment and Labor, is hereby authorized to consider, ascertain, adjust, and claims. determine all claims for damages, where the amount of the claim does not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars, hereafter occasioned by collisions, for which collisions vessels of the Light-House Service shall be found to be responsible, and report the amounts so ascertained and determined to be due the claimants to Congress at each session thereof through the Treasury Department for payment as legal claims out of appropriations that may be made by Congress therefor.
SEC. 5. That all employees of or in the Light-House Board or the feEmployees transLight-House Establishment are hereby transferred to the bureau of light-houses, excepting, however, army and navy officers.
Appointment and salary.
Damages from collisions with.
for materials, etc.
SEC. 6. That all duties performed and all power and authority now possessed or exercised by the Light-House Poard, under any provision of law not hereby repealed, are liereby transferred to and imposed and conferred upon and vested in the commissioner of lighthouses, under the direction and control of the Secretary of Commerce
and Labor. Light-House Sery Sec. 7. That the commissioner of light-houses shall, u: der the Control, etc., of, direction and control of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, have
charge and control of the construction, maintenance, repair, illumination, inspection, and superintendence of light-house depots, supply stations, light and signal stations, light-houses, light-vessels, lighthouse tenders, fog signals, submarine signals, beacons, buoys, day
marks, post-lantern lights, and seamarks and their appendages, and Light-House Estab- generally of the Light-House Service; and the charge and custody of Custody of records, all the archives, books, documents, drawings, models, returns, appara
tus, and other things appertaining to the Light-House Establishment. Contracts required SEC. 8. That all materials for construction, maintenance, repair, and
operation shall be procured by public contracts, under such regulations as may from time to time be prescribed by the commissioner, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, and no contract shall be made except after public advertisement for proposals in such form and manner as to secure general notice thereof, and the same shall only be made with the lowest and best bidder therefor, upon security deemed sufficient in the judgment of the commissioner of lighthouses, but all bids may at any time be rejected by the commissioner:
Provided, however, That the commissioner of light-houses may purchase open market pur illuminating oil, wicks, and chimneys for lights, and ground tackle
for light-vessels and buoys, and to an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars at any one time, other materials and supplies when immediate delivery is required by an exigency, by private contract or in the open market, if he deems it for the best interests of the service so to do; but such purchases shall be set forth in the annual report of the commissioner with the reasons for purchasing other than upon
bids after public advertisement. Purchase of sites. SEC. 9. That the commissioner, under the direction of the Secre
tary of Commerce and Labor, is authorized, whenever an appropriation is made by Congress for a new light-house, the proper site for which does not belong to the United States, to purchase the necessary land for such site, provided the purchase money be paid from the amount appropriated for such light-house without exceeding the limit of cost, if any, fixed in such case; and the commissioner of light-houses is authorized to employ temporarily draftsmen for the preparation of plans for tenders and light-vessels which may be authorized by Congress, to be paid from the respective appropriations therefor.
SEC. 10. That the commissioner of light-houses, under the direction and control of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, shall, from time to time, prescribe and distribute such regulations as he may deem proper for securing an efficient, uniform, and economic administration of the Light-House Service..
SEC. 11. That the commissioner of light-houses, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, as soon as practicable, shall rearrange the ocean, gulf, and lake coasts and the rivers of the United States, Porto Rico, and the naval station in Cuba into not exceeding nineteen light-house districts, and a light-house inspector shall be assigned in charge of each district. The light-house inspectors shall each receive a salary of two thousand four hundred dollars per
annum, except the inspector of the third district, whose salary shall Temporary assign; be three thousand six hundred dollars per annum. The President
may, for a period not exceeding three years from the taking effect
ment of Army and Navy officers.
Detail for construc
of this section, assign army and navy officers to act in lieu of the appointment of civilian light-house inspectors, but such army and navy officers shall not receive any salary or compensation in addition to the salary or compensation they are entitled to as such army or navy officers: Provided, That in the districts which include the Mississippi River and its tributaries the President may designate Mis-issippi River disarmy engineers to perform the duties of and act as inspectors. The President may detail officers of the Engineer Corps of the United tion, etc. States Army for consultation or to superintend the construction or repair of any aid to navigation authorized by Congress.
Sec. 12. That all unexpended appropriations which shall be Appropriations available at the time when this Act takes effect, in relation to the Light-House Board, the Light-House Establishment, and the LightHouse Service, shall be available from the time that this Act takes effect for expenditures in and by the bureau of light-houses, and shall be treated the same as though the bureau of light-houses had been named directly in the Acts making said appropriations.
SEC. 13. That sections forty-six hundred and fifty-three, forty- kases repeal 3-4660, six hundred and fifty-four, forty-six hundred and fifty-five, forty-six 4663-4607 4669 - 1671, hundred and fifty-six, forty-six hundred and fifty-seven, forty-six PP. 906–908, repealed. hundred and fifty-eight, forty-six hundred and fifty-nine, fortysix hundred and sixty, forty-six hundred and sixty-three, forty-six hundred and sixty-four, forty-six hundred and sixty-five, forty-six hundred and sixty-six, forty-six hundred and sixty-seven, fortysix hundred and sixty-nine, forty-six hundred and seventy, and fortysix hundred and seventy-one of the Revised Statues of the United States are hereby repealed.
SEC. 14. That sections four to thirteen, inclusive, of this Act, shall In effect July 1. take effect on the first day of July next succeeding its passage.
Approved, June 17, 1910.
June 18, 1910.
(H. R. 17536.) [Public, No. 218.)
CHAP. 309.-An Act To create a commerce court, and to amend the Act entitled "An Act to regulate commerce,” approved February fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, as heretofore amended, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a court of the United States is hereby created which shall be known as the commerce court and shall have the jurisdiction now possessed by circuit courts of the United States and the judges thereof over all cases of the following kinds:
First. All cases for the enforcement, otherwise than by adjudica- inTer enforce orders of tion and collection of a forfeiture or penalty or by infliction of criminal Commission. punishment, of any order of the Interstate Commerce Commission
Except payment of other than for the payment of money. Second. Cases brought to enjoin, set aside, annul, or suspend in To enjoin, etc., or
of . whole or in part any order of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Third. Such cases as by section three of the Act entitled “An Act To prevent unjust to further regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the States," approved February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and three, are authorized to be maintained in a circuit court of the United States.
Fourth. All such mandamus proceedings as under the provisions in Mandamus proceedof section twenty or section twenty-three of the Act entitled "An Act Vol. 34, p. 593.
Vol. 25, p. 862. to regulate commerce," approved February fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, as amended, are authorized to be maintained in a circuit court of the United States.
Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as enlarging the jurisdiction now possessed by the circuits courts of the United States or the judges thereof, that is hereby transferred to and vested in the commerce court.
Vol.32, p. 818.