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grounds adjacent to such right of way for station buildings, depots, machine shops, side tracks, turn-outs, and water stations, not to exceed in amount two hundred feet in width and three thousand feet in length for each station, and to an extent not exceeding one station within the limits of said reservation: Provided, That no part of such lands herein granted shall be used except in such manner and for such purposes only as are necessary for the construction and convenient operation of said railroad line, and when any portion thereof shall cease to be used, such portion shall revert to the nation or tribe of Indians from which the same shall be taken.
SEC. 2. That before said railroad shall be constructed through any land, claim, or improvement held by individual occupants according to any treaties or laws of the United States, compensation shall be made such occupant or claimant for all property to be taken or damage done by reason of the construction of said railroad. In case of failure to make satisfactory settlement with any such claimant, the United States district court at Saint Paul or Duluth, Minnesota, shall have jurisdiction upon petition of either party to determine such just compensation in accordance with the laws of Minnesota provided for determining the damage when property is taken for railroad purposes; and the amount Damages to tribes. of damages resulting to the tribe or tribes of Indians pertaining to said reservation in their tribal capacity, by reason of the construction of said railroad through such lands of the reservation as are not occupied in severalty, shall be ascertained and determined in such manner as the Secretary of the Interior may direct, and be subject to his final approval: Provided, however, That said railroad company may file with Work may begin on the Secretary of the Interior a bond, in such amount and with such filing bond. sureties as the Secretary shall approve, conditioned for the payment of just compensation for said right of way to said individual occupants and to said tribe or tribes, as herein before provided, and said company may thereupon proceed to construct and operate its railroad across said reservation.
Maps to be filed.
SEC. 3. That said company shall cause maps, showing the route of its line through said reservation, and including the grounds for station buildings, depots, machine shops, side tracks, turn-outs, and water stations, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of the Interior before constructing any portion of said railroad.
SEC. 4. That said company is hereby authorized to enter upon said reservation for the purpose of surveying and locating its line of railroad: Provided, That said railroad shall be located and constructed Rights of Indians. with due regard to the rights of the Indians, and under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe.
July 6, 1894.
Portion of Fort Tot
apart for militia.
SEC. 5. That the right herein granted shall be forfeited by said company, unless the road shall be constructed through the said reservation within three years after the passage of this Act.
Approved, July 6, 1894.
CHAP. 126.-An Act Granting to the State of North Dakota certain lands hereto. fore set apart as a wood reservation for Fort Totten military reservation, for the use of the militia of North Dakota, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the ten reservation set Interior is hereby authorized and empowered to set apart all that part of the wooded reservations set apart for the use and benefit of Fort Totten military reservation by executive order dated February tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, described as follows, namely: "That portion of the tract known as Rock Island, bounded on the north by an east and west line, two miles back or north of the southeasternmost point of said island or peninsula;" said tract being the southernmost point of the peninsula on the north side of Devils Lake in North Dakota, known as Rock Island, for the use of the State of North Dakota, to be
used as a park for the use of the militia of said State, and for other public purposes not inconsistent with such use.
SEC. 2. That the lands so set apart are hereby granted to the State of North Dakota: Provided, That if the said State shall at any time permit the said lands hereby granted to be used for any purpose not contemplated in this act the said lands shall revert to the United States.
Approved, July 6, 1894.
CHAP. 127.—An Act Authorizing the Minneapolis Gas Light Company, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to lay submerged gas pipes across the Mississippi River at Minneapolis.
July 6, 1894.
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 Minneapolis Gas Light Company, of Minne- Light Company may Minneapolis Gas apolis, Minnesota, to lay a submerged gas main across the Mississippi lay gas main under. River, under the bed thereof, to conduct gas from its gas works on the west side of said river to the east division of Minneapolis on the east side of said river, at some point between the foot of the Falls of Saint Anthony and the Washington avenue bridge across said river, the location and manner of laying said gas main to be approved by the Secretary of War before the work is commenced.
Approved, July 6, 1894.
CHAP. 129.-An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Oregon and Washington Bridge Company to construct and maintain a bridge across the Columbia River, between the State of Oregon and the State of Washington, and to establish it as a post road."
July 11, 1894.
Bridge across Columbia River, La Ca
Vol. 26, p. 28; Vol. 27, pp. 19, 87.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That "An Act to authorize the Oregon and Washington Bridge Company to construct and maintain a bridge across the Columbia River, between the State of Oregon and the State of Washington, and to establish it as a post road," approved March twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety, be, and the same is hereby, re-enacted and declared to be and to have been in full force and effect from and after March twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four. Section twelve of said Act, which provides that said Act shall be null and void if actual construction of the bridge therein authorized be not commenced within two years and completed within four years from the date of the approval thereof, shall be, and the same is hereby, so amended that the time within which said bridge is required to be commenced shall be within two years from March tion extended. twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and the time within which it is required that said bridge be completed shall be within four years from the twenty-fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-four.
Approved, July 11, 1894.
Time for construc
CHAP. 131-An Act To define and establish the units of electrical measure.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this Act the legal units of electrical measure in the United States shall be as follows:
First. The unit of resistance shall be what is known as the international ohm, which is substantially equal to one thousand million units of resistance of the centimeter-gram-second system of electro-magnetic
July 12, 1894.
Details to be pub
units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice fourteen and four thousand five hundred and twenty-one ten-thousandths grams in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area, and of the length of one hundred and six and three-tenths centimeters.
Second. The unit of current shall be what is known as the international ampere, which is one-tenth of the unit of current of the centimetergram-second system of electro-magnetic units, and is the practical equivalent of the unvarying current, which, when passed through a solution of nitrate of silver in water in accordance with standard specifications, deposits silver at the rate of one thousand one hundred and eighteen millionths of a gram per second.
Third. The unit of electro-motive force shall be what is known as the international volt, which is the electro motive force that, steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will produce a current of an international ampere, and is practically equivalent to one thousand fourteen hundred and thirty-fourths of the electromotive force between the poles or electrodes of the voltaic cell known as Clark's cell, at a temperature of fifteen degrees centigrade, and prepared in the manner described in the standard specifications.
Fourth. The unit of quantity shall be what is known as the international coulomb, which is the quantity of electricity transferred by a current of one international ampere in one second.
Fifth. The unit of capacity shall be what is known as the international farad, which is the capacity of a condenser charged to a potential of one international volt by one international coulomb of electricity.
Sixth. The unit of work shall be the Joule, which is equal to ten million units of work in the centimeter-gram-second system, and which is practically equivalent to the energy expended in one second by an international ampere in an international ohm.
Seventh. The unit of power shall be the Watt, which is equal to ten million units of power in the centimeter-gram-second system, and which is practically equivalent to the work done at the rate of one Joule per second.
Eighth. The unit of induction shall be the Henry, which is the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one international volt while the inducing current varies at the rate of one Ampere per second.
SEC. 2. That it shall be the duty of the National Academy of Sciences to prescribe and publish, as soon as possible after the passage of this Act, such specifications of details as shall be necessary for the practical application of the definitions of the ampere and volt herein before given, and such specifications shall be the standard specifications herein mentioned.
Approved, July 12, 1894.
July 12, 1894.
CHAP. 132.-An Act Regulating the procedure in criminal causes in the district of Minnesota.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Minnesota judicial States of America in Congress assembled, That all criminal proceedings instituted for the trial of offenses against the laws of the United States arising in the district of Minnesota, shall be brought, had, and prosecuted in the division of said district in which such offenses were committed.
SEC. 2. That this Act shall take effect upon its passage.
CHAP. 133.—An Act Authorizing the Secretary of War to donate four obsolete gun carriages to the city of Marshalltown, Iowa.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to turn over four of the obsolete gun carriages at the Rock Island Arsenal to the city of Marshalltown, Iowa, for use in mounting four twenty pounder Parrot guns, donated to said city by Act of Congress approved July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two: Provided, That said city shall bear any expense necessary to place these carriages in serviceable condition. Approved, July 13, 1894.
July 13, 1894.
Marshalltown, Iowa. carriages donated to.
Four obsolete gun
Vol. 22, p. 171.
CHAP. 134.-An Act To provide for the restoration to the State of Michigan two flags carried by the Twenty-second Michigan Infantry Volunteers and now in the War Department.
July 13, 1894.
Two flags to be re
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to turn over to the State of Michigan two turned to. flags which were carried by the Twenty-second Regiment of Michigan Infantry Volunteers, and which are now among the recaptured Union flags in the War Department.
Approved, July 13, 1894.
CHAP. 135.—An Act Making an appropriation for rewriting the Consular Regulations.
July 16, 1894.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of two thousand dollars be, and the same is bereby, appropriated, to be available imme-Appropriation for diately, for the purpose of rewriting the Consular Regulations under rewriting. the supervision of the Secretary of State. Approved, July 16, 1894.
CHAP. 136.-An Act To authorize the construction of a wagon and foot bridge across the South, or Main, Canadian River at or near the town of Noble, in Oklahoma Territory.
July 16, 1894.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the South Canadian South Canadian Bridge Company, a corporation created by or under the laws of the Bridge Company may bridge South CanaTerritory of Oklahoma, its successors or assignees, be, and is hereby, dian River, Noble, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge or bridges for Okla. the passage of vehicles of all kinds, animals, and foot passengers across the South, or Main, Canadian River at or near the Town of Noble, and at any other point where said river borders Oklahoma and Indian Territories, so as to connect with the opposite shore of the said river in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.
Lawful structures and post routes.
SEC. 2. That any bridge or bridges built under the provisions of this Act shall be a lawful structure or structures, and shall be recognized and known as a post route upon which no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, troops, and munitions of war of the United States passing over said bridge or bridges than the rate per mile paid for the transportation over the public highways leading to said bridge or bridges; and equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted to all telegraph companies; and the United States shall have the right of way across said bridges and approaches Postal telegraph. for postal-telegraph purposes: Provided, That before the construction of any bridge herein authorized is commenced the said company shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a
Secretary of War to approve plans, etc.
Commencement and completion.
design and drawing of such bridge and a map of the location, giving sufficient information to enable the Secretary of War to fully and satisfactorily understand the subject, and unless the plan and location of such bridge are approved by the Secretary of War the structure shall not be built: Provided also, That any bridge constructed under authority of this Act shall at all times be so kept and managed as to offer reasonable and proper means for the passage of vessels and other watercraft through or under said structure; and for the safety of vessels passing at night there shall be displayed on such bridge, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or other signals as may be prescribed by the Light-House Board.
SEC. 3. That said South Canadian Bridge Company shall have the right to charge and collect a reasonable rate of toll, not exceeding the rate limited by the law of Oklahoma Territory.
SEC. 4. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction of the bridges herein authorized be not commenced within one year and completed within three years from the date of approval hereof.
SEC. 5. That Congress hereby expressly reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act.
Approved, July 16, 1894.
July 16, 1894.
CHAP. 137.-An Act Making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninetyfive.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Postal service ap States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated for the service of the Post-Office Department, in conformity with the Act of July second, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, as follows:
Clerks in post-offices.
Rent, light and fuel.
Limit, third-class offices.
OFFICE OF THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL,
For advertising, nineteen thousand dollars.
For miscellaneous items in the office of the Postmaster-General, one thousand dollars.
OFFICE OF THE FIRST ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL.
For compensation to postmasters, sixteen million dollars.
For compensation to clerks in post-offices, nine million seven hundred thousand dollars.
For rent, light, and fuel for first and second class post-offices, eight hundred and forty-five thousand dollars.
For rent, light, and fuel for post-offices of the third class, six hundred and sixty thousand dollars: Provided, That there shall not be allowed for the use of any third-class post-office for rent a sum in excess of four hundred dollars, nor more than sixty dollars for fuel and lights, in any one year.
For necessary miscellaneous and incidental items directly connected with first and second class post-offices, including furniture, one hundred and forty thousand dollars: Provided, That the Postmaster-General, in his discretion, under such regulations as he shall prescribe, may authorize any of the postmasters of said offices to expend the fund he may allow them for such purposes, without the written consent of the Postmaster-General.
For free delivery service, including existing experimental free-delivery offices, twelve million three hundred and twenty-seven thousand six hundred and eighty-five dollars and thirty-three cents; of which the sum of twenty thousand dollars shall be applied under the direction of the Postmaster-General to experimental free delivery in rural communities other than towns and villages, and the Postmaster-General shall