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June 25, 1910. CHAP. 441.-An Act Amendatory of the Act approved April twenty-third, nine(S. 8668.)

teen hundred and six, entitled “An Act to authorize the Fayette Bridge Company to (Public, No. 323.) construct a bridge over the Monongahela River, Pennsylvania, from a point in the

borough of Brownsville, Fayette County, to a point in the borough of West Brownsville, Washington County."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Monongahela River: States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for commencbridging, by Fayette ing and completing the bridge authorized by the Act entitled "An Bridge Company, at Act to authorize the Favette Bridge Company to construct a bridge Vol. 34, p. 128. over the Monongahela River, Pennsylvania, from a point in the bor

ough of Brownsville, Fayette County, to a point in the borough of West Brownsville, Washington County," approved April twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six, is hereby extended one and three years,

respectively, from the date of the approval of this Act. Construction, SEC. 2. That the bridge authorized to be constructed by said Act

shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions of the Act Vol. 34, p. 84. entitled “An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over naviga

ble waters," approved March twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six.

Sec. 3. That the right to alter, ainend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, June 25, 1910.

Amendment.

RESOLUTIONS.

December 20, 1909.

(H.J. Res. 84.) [Pub. Res., No.7.)

[No. 1.] Joint Resolution To pay the officers and employees of the Senate and House of Representatives their respective salaries for the month of December, nineteen hundred and nine, on the twentieth day of said month.

Resolved by the Senate and IIouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the cers, here to be paid Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives be, and they are December salaries Dehereby, authorized and instructed to pay the officers and employees of the Senate and House of Representatives, including the Capitol Police, their respective salaries for the month of December, nineteen hundred and nine, on the twentieth day of said month.

Approved, December 20, 1909.

cember 20, 1909.

[No. 2.) Joint Resolution Authorizing a portion of the appropriation made for the improvement of Tennessee River to be applied to work at the Colbert and Bee Tree Shoals Canal.

January 7, 1910.

(H.J. Res. 83.) [Pub. Res., No. 8.)

Tennessee River.
Use of balance for

Resolred by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, of the Colbert and Bee Tree unexpended balance of appropriations heretofore made for the Vol. 34, p. 1093. improvement of Tennessee River between Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Riverton, Alabama, may, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, be applied to work at the Colbert and Bee Tree Shoals Canal for the purpose of opening said canal to navigation.

Approved, January 7, 1910.

ment and

[No. 3.) Joint Resolution Authorizing an investigation of the Department of the January 19, 1910. Interior and its several bureaus, officers, and employees, and of the Bureau of Forestry,

(H.J. Res. 103.) in the Department of Agriculture, and its officers and employees.

(Pub. Res., No.9.) Resolved by the Senate and Tlouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a joint committee of Interior Depart

Forest both Houses of Congress is hereby created, to be composed of six service. Members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President thereof, and committee created to six Members of the House of Representatives, to be elected by that investigate disposal of body. Any vacancy occurring on the committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The said committee is hereby empowered and directed to make a thorough and complete investigation of the administration, action, and conduct of the Department of the Interior and its several bureaus, officers, and employees, and of the Bureau of Forestry, in the Department of Agriculture, and its officers and employees, touching, relating to, or bearing upon the reclamation, conservation, management, and disposal of the lands of the United States, or any lands held in trust by the United States for any purpose, including all the resources and appurtenances of such lands, and said committee is authorized and empowered to make any further investigation touching said Interior Department,

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its bureaus, officers, and employees, and of said Bureau of Forestry, its officers, and employees as it may deem desirable. Said committee or any subcommittee thereof is hereby empowered to sit and act during the session or recess of Congress, or of either House thereof; to require by subpæna, or otherwise, the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, documents, and papers; to take the testimony of witnesses under oath; to obtain documents, papers, and otber information from the several departments of the Government, or any bureau thereof; to employ stenographers to take and make a record of all evidence taken and received by the committee, and to keep a record of its proceedings; to have such evidence, record, and other matter required by the committee printed and suitably bound; and to employ such assistance as may be deemed necessary. The chairman of the com

mittee, or any member thereof, may administer oaths to witnesses. Attendance of wit- Subpoenas for witnesses shall be issued under the signature of the

chairman of the committee or the chairman of any subcommittee thereof. And in case of disobedience to a subpona this committee may invoke the aid of any court of the United States or of any of the Territories thereof or of the District of Columbia or the district of Alaska, within the jurisdiction of which any, inquiry may be carried on by said committee in requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books, papers, and documents under the provisions of this resolution. And any such court within the jurisdiction of which the inquiry under this resolution is being carried on may, in case of contuinacy or refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any person under authority of this resolution issue an order requiring such person to appear before said committee and produce books and papers if so ordered and give evidence touching

the matter in question, and any failure to obey such order of the court testi- may be punished by such court as a contempt thereof. The claim that

any such testimony or evidence may tend to criminate the person giving such evidence shall not excuse such witness from testifying, but such evidence or testimony shall not be used against such person on

the trial of any criminal proceeding except in prosecution for perjury Punishment for re- committed in giving such testimony. In addition to being subject to fusing to testify, etc.

punishment for contempt, as hereinbefore provided, every person who, having been summoned as a witness by authority of said committee, or any subcommittee thereof, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the investigation herein authorized, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars nor less than one hundred dollars, and imprisonment

in a common jail for not more than one year not less than one month. Counsel allowed

Any official, or ex-official, of the Department of the Interior, or of the Bureau of Forestry, in the Department of Agriculture, whose official conduct is in question, may appear and be heard before the said

joint committee, or any subcommittee thereof, in person or by counsel. Hearings, etc. All hearings by and before said joint committee or any subcommittee

thereof shall be open to the public. The said joint committee shall conclude its investigation and report to this Congress all the evidence taken and received and their findings and conclusions thereon. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the necessary expenses of said joint committee, the said sum to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate upon vouchers to be approved by the chairman of the committee.

Approved, January 19, 1910.

Criminating mony.

officials.

Appropriation.

for

[No. 4.] Joint Resolution To remove ice gorges in the Ohio River.

January 19, 19:0.

(H. J. Res. 120.) Resolved by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United [Pub. Res., No. 10.7 States of America in Congress assembled, That to enable the Secretary Ohio River, of War to take such steps as he may deem to be necessary in the removing ice gorges removal of ice gorges in the Ohio River, which are threatening the destruction of life and property, there is appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

Approved, January 19, 1910.

Winnebago Indians.

January 20, 1910. [No. 5.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to pay to the

(S. J. Res. 68.] Winnebago tribe of Indians interest accrued since June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine.

(Pub. Res., No. 11.) Resolved by the Senate and lIouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Nebr. and Wis. Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to advance from any accrued Interest to enmoneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated a sufficient sum rolled members. to pay to the members of the Winnebago tribe of Indians in Nebraska and Wisconsin, as hereinafter provided, their shares of the interest which has accrued since June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nine, and which will accrue up to and including June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ten, on the capitalized fund of eight hundred and eightythree thousand two hundred and forty-nine dollars and fifty-three cents placed to the credit of the tribe by a provision in the Indian appropriation Act approved March third, nineteen hundred and nine Vol. 35, p. 798. (Thirty-fifth Statutes at Large, page seven hundred and eighty-one), and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby directed to pay immediately said shares of interest to the members of the tribe whose names appear on the latest annuity pay rolls in the Office of Indian Affairs, with such changes as may bave been caused by subsequent births and deaths.

That after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ten, any interest New enrollment to payments that may be made on the capitalized fund of the Winnebago ments. tribe shall be made on the basis of the new enrollment provided for Post, p. 877. in the said Act of March third, nineteen hundred and nine.

Approved, January 20, 1910.

be basis of future pay.

De

[No. 6.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the President of the United States to invite January 24, 1910. the States to participate in the Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and (S. J. Řes. 56.] Demography.

[Pub. Res., No. 12.] Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the Hygiene and United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and requested to extend usersberi an invitation to the governor of each State to appoint a state committee take part in Inter

national Congress on. of not more than five members to cooperate with the committee on

Ante, p. 341. organization in planning and preparing the exhibition of the Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and Demography.

Approved, January 24, 1910.

invited

to

Vol. 34, p. 1422.

February 3, 1910. [No. 7.] Joint Resolution Authorizing the postponement of the Fifteenth Inter(S. J. Res. 55.]

national Congress on Hygiene and Demography. (Pub. Res., No. 13.]

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Hygiene and De- States of America in Congress assembled, That the invitation extended Postponement of by the President of the United States to the Fourteenth International Fifteentoherenter: Congress on Hygiene and Demography, in accordance with the pro

visions of a joint resolution entitled a * Joint Resolution authorizing the President to extend an invitation to the Twelfth International Congress of Hygiene and Demography to hold its thirteenth congress in the city of Washington,” approved February twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and seven, shall be modified and amended so that it shall provide for the holding of the Fifteenth International Congress on. Hygiene and Demography at some place in the United States, to be selected by the President, in the year nineteen hundred and eleven or nineteen hundred and twelve.

Approved, February 3, 1910.

Anie, p. 341.

February 11, 1910. [No. 8.) Joint Resolution Providing for the filling of vacancies, which occurred

[S. J. Res. 59.) on January twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and ten, in the Board of Regents of [Pub. Res., No. 14.]

the Smithsonian Institution of the class other than Members of Congress.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uniteil Smithsonian Institu- States of America in Congress assembled, That the vacancies which

John B. Henderson occurred on January twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and ten, in the and Alexander Greg Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution of the class other Regents.

than Members of Congress, shall be filled by the reappointment of John B. Henderson and Alexander Graham Bell, residents of the city of Washington, whose terms of office expired on that date.

Approved, February 11, 1910.

February 15, 1910. [No. 9.) Joint Resolution Amending Section Eighteen, of the Act of July second, (S. J. Res. 66.]

nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “Ăn Act to provide for the Thirteenth and sub[Pub. Res., No. 15.] sequent decennial censuses.

gess., p. 7, amended.

tion.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Thirteenth Census. States of Ainerica in Congress assembled, That Section Eighteen, of Public Laws, 1st the Act of Congress approved July second, nineteen hundred and

nine, providing for the Thirteenth and subsequent decennial censuses

(Thirty sixth Statutes at Large, page seven), be amended by adding Basis of compensa- at the end of the section the words: which may include a minimum

and maximum rate of per diem compensation to be fixed by him, the maximum rate in such cases not to exceed an average of six dollars per diem for the period of employment, and actual necessary traveling expenses and an allowance in lieu of subsistence not exceeding three dollars

per

diem during necessary absence from their usual place of residence.

Approved, February 15, 1910.

February 19, 1910.

(H. J. Res. 78.] (Pub. Res., No. 16.)

bia.

[No. 10.] Joint Resolution Changing the title of the sealer of weights and mcasures of the District of Columbia to superintendent of weights, measures, and markets.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Colum- States of America in Congress assembled, That the sealer of weights Superintendent of and measures of the District of Columbia shall hereafter be known and there he measures, and designated as the “superintendent of weights, measures, and

markets.

Approved, February 19, 1910.

New designation.

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