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STATUTES AT LARGE

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

FROM

DECEMBER, 1887, TO MARCH, 1889,

AND

RECENT TREATIES, POSTAL CONVENTIONS, AND EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATIONS.

EDITED, PRINTED, AND PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF
CONGRESS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF

THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

VOL. XXV.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1889.

LIST

OF.

THE PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

ACTS OF THE FIFTIETH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

(STATUTES I.-1887-1888.)

Fish Commissioner. An act to amend the law concerning the Commissioner or Fish and Fish-
eries. January 20, 1888..
Permissible marks on mail matter. An act relating to permissible marks, printing or writing,
upon second, third, and fourth-class matter, and to amend the twenty-second and twenty-
third sections of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-
Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty,
and for other purposes. January 20, 1888.

Bridge, Mississippi River. An act to authorize the construction of a railroad, wagon, and foot-
passenger bridge across the Mississippi River, at or near Burlington, Iowa. January 31,
1888.
Deficiencies appropriation, 1887. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the
appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-
seven, and for prior years, and for other purposes. February 1, 1888...
Agricultural experimental stations. An act making an appropriation to carry into effect the
provisions of an act approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, en-
titled "An act to establish agricultural experimental stations in connection with the col-
leges established in the several States under the provisions of an act approved July second,
eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of acts supplementary thereto. February 1, 1888..
John A. Logan, eulogies. An act to make additional appropriation for the printing of the eulo-
gies delivered in Congress on the late John A. Logan. February 6, 1888..
"Nordstjernen." An act to grant an American register to the foreign-built bark "Nordstjernen."
February 15, 1888.

Horse stealing, etc., Indian Territory. An act to punish robbery, burglary, and larceny, in the
Indian Territory. February 15, 1888..

Bridge, Missouri River, Mo. An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mis-
souri River at some accessible point in the County of Saint Charles in the State of Missouri,
below the city of Saint Charles. February 17, 1888..

Right of way, Indian Territory. An act to authorize the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company
to construct and operate a railway through the Indian Territory, and for other purposes.
February 18, 1888..

Bridge, Missouri River. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Missouri
River, at or near the city of Lexington, Missouri. February 18, 1888.
Signing patents. An act to amend section four thousand eight hundred and eighty-three of the
Revised Statutes to enable the Assistant Secretary of the Interior to sign patents. Febru-
ary 18, 1888.

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Public lands, Kans. An act to relinquish the interest of the United States in certain lands in
Kansas. February 20, 1888...

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Protection of submarine cables. An act to carry into effect the International Convention of the fourteenth of March, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, for the protection of submarinę cables. February 29, 1888... Railway mail superintendents. An act authorizing the appointment of two additional division superintendents of Railway Mail Service. February 29, 1888..

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Public building, Newark, N. J. An act to authorize the purchase of additional ground in New-
ark, New Jersey, adjoining the custom-house and post-office building, and for the improve-
ment of the building thereon, and the erection of additions thereto. March 1, 1888...
Quarantine, Ship Island, Miss. An act to authorize the removal of the quarantine station from
Ship Island, Mississippi. March 5, 1888...
Rockland, Me., soldiers' monument. An act granting to Edwin Libby Post, Grand Army of the
Republic, permission to erect a soldiers' monument on vacant land adjoining custom-house
at Rockland, Maine. March 5, 1888....
Arsenal Block, Austin, Tex. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to convey to the city of
Austin, Texas, a tract of land in said city for educational purposes. March 5, 1888.
Signal Service building. An act for the purchase of a site, including the building thereon, also
for the erection of the necessary store-houses, for the use of the office of the Chief Signal
Officer of the Army, at the city of Washington, District of Columbia. March 5, 1888...
Arsenal, Charleston, S. C. An act authorizing the Secretary of War to transfer to the trustees
of the Porter Academy certain property in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. March
8, 1888.
Foreign legations, D. O. An act to amend an act to restrict the ownership of real estate in the
Territories to American citizens, and so forth, approved March third, eighteen hundred
and eighty-seven. March 9, 1888.

Passport fees. An act to fix the charge for passports at one dollar. March 28, 1888:
March 26, 1888...
Funeral expenses, M. R. Waite. An act to provide for payment of the funeral expenses of the
late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
An act to provide for the leasing of premises for the Washington
Post-office, Washington, D. C.
City post-office. March 26, 1888.
Public building, Springfield, Mo. An act for the erection of a public building at Springfield,
Missouri. March 29, 1888
Urgent deficiencies appropriations. An act to provide for certain of the most urgent deficien-
cies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending
June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and for other purposes. March 30,
1888.
Georgia Pacific Railway Company. An act to correct an error in and to further amend "An
act to authorize the Georgia Pacific Railroad Company to construct bridges across the
Sunflower, Yazoo, and Tombigbee Rivers, in Mississippi," approved March third, eighteen
hundred and eighty-seven. April 2, 1888
Senate committees. An act appropriating twenty thousand dollars for expenses of special and
select committees of the Senate. April 2, 1888

Rewards to Esquimaux. To reward the Esquimaux natives of the Asiatic coast of the Arctic
Ocean for acts of humanity to shipwrecked seamen. April 2, 1888....
An act to change the location of a certain alley in the

Alley, square 895, Washington, D. C.

city of Washington: April 2, 1888...

National cemetery, Corinth, Miss. An act to construct a road to the national cemetery at
Corinth, Mississippi. April 2, 1888..

Public lands, fees.

Bridges, Ouachita and Saline Rivers, Ark.

Bridges, Muskingum River, Ohio. An act regulating the construction of bridges over the Muskingum River, in Ohio. April 2, 1888.. An act to amend section four hundred and sixty-one of the Revised Statutes, regulating fees for exemplifications of land patents, and for other purposes. April 2, 1888. Breeding animals. An act for the relief of importers of animals for breeding purposes in certain cases. April 4, 1888.... An act authorizing the Little Rock and Alexandria Railway Company to build certain bridges in the State of Arkansas. April 4, 1888... United States courts, Miss. An act to provide for holding terms of the United States courts at Mississippi City. April 4, 1888. Pottawattomie Indians. An act to enable the Secretary of the Interior to pay certain creditors of the Pottawattomie Indians out of the funds of said Indians. April 4, 1888 Public lands, Mo. An act to confirm New Madrid location survey, numbered two thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, and to provide for issue of patent therefor. April 4, 1888. Navigation, etc, laws. An act to amend the laws relating to navigation, and for other purposes. April 4, 1888 National cemetery, Pineville, La. An act making an appropriation to construct a road and approaches from Pineville, Louisiana, to the national military cemetery near that town. April 5, 1888 An act to authorize the purchase of a site for a public building Public building, Buffalo, N. Y. at Buffalo, New York. April 5, 1888 William G. Galloway. An act for the relief of William G. Galloway, late captain Fifteenth, United States Army. April 5, 1888.

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thorize the construction of bridges over the rivers Saint Mary's, Satilla, Little Satilla, and Crooked, in the States of Georgia and Florida. April 9, 1888. Public building, Lowell, Mass. An act for the erection of a public building at Lowell, Massachusetts. April 9, 1888. An act for a public building at Helena, Arkansas. April 11, 1888. Public building, Helena, Ark. United States courts, Miss. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for holding terms of United States courts at Vicksburg, Mississippi." April 11, 1888 An act authorizing the appointment of James S. Jouett to a first lieutenancy James S. Jouett. of cavalry in the United States Army. April 16, 1888..

Right of way, Fort Crawford reservation. An act granting the right of way to the Denver and
Rio Grande Railroad through the Fort Crawford military reservation. April 16, 1888...
Alfred Hedberg. An act for the relief of Alfred Hedberg. April 16, 1888....
National Armory, Springfield, Mass. An act for erecting of a fire-proof workshop at the
National Armory. April 17, 1888....

Revenue cutter, Charleston, S. C. An act for construction of a revenue cutter for Charleston,
South Carolina, in maintenance of the service, to replace the United States revenue cutter
McCulloch. April 19, 1888

General James Shields's swords. An act to purchase of the widow and children of the late
General James Shields certain swords. April 19, 1888...

Public building, Birmingham, Ala. An act for the erection of a public building at Birming-
ham, Alabama. April 19, 1888....

Patents. An act to give validity to certain patents for inventions which were irregularly
executed. April 19, 1888...

United States courts, Iowa. An act regulating the times for holding the terms of the United
States courts in the northern district of Iowa. April 19, 1888..

Public building, Texarkana, Ark, and Tex. An act for the erection of a public building at Tex-
arkana, situated on both sides of the line between the States of Arkansas and Texas.
April 19, 1888...

United States courts, Missouri. An act to change the time of the sessions of the circuit and dis-
trict courts of the northern division of the eastern district of Missouri. April 19, 1888...
Bridge, Tennessee River. An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Tennessee
River at Chattanooga, Tennessee. April 20, 1888......

Public building, Chattanooga, Tenn. An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the erection
of a public building at Chattanooga, Tennessee," approved February twenty-fifth, eight-
een hundred and eighty-five, and the act amendatory thereof approved February twenty-
first, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven. April 23, 1888...

Signal Service building. An act to appropriate a sum of money sufficient to carry out the pro-
visions of the act approved March fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled "An
act for the purchase of a site, including the building thereon, also for the erection of the
necessary store-houses, for the use of the office of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army, at
the city of Washington, District of Columbia." April 24, 1888...

Right of way, Indian lands, Minn. An act granting the right of way to the Duluth, Rainy Lake
River and Southwestern Railway Company through certain Indian lands in the State, of
Minnesota. April 24, 1888.

Bridge, Mississippi River, Tenn. An act to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Mis-
sissippi River at Memphis, Tennessee. April 24, 1888.
River and harbor improvements. An act to
improvement of rivers and harbors.
Gambling, District of Columbia. An act to prevent any person or persons in the cities of Wash-
ington and Georgetown from making books and pools on the result of trotting or running
races or boat races. April 26, 1888..

facilitate the prosecution of works projected for the
April 24, 1888..

Great Sioux Reservation, Dak. An act to divide a portion of the reservation of the Sioux
Nation of Indians in Dakota into separate reservations and to secure the relinquishment
of the Indian title to the remainder. April 30, 1888

Lights, Charlotte Harbor, Fla. An act for establishing a light or lights and other aids to navigation to guide into Charlotte Harbor, Florida. May 1, 1888...

Beacon-lights, Illinois River. An act to provide for protecting the navigation of the Illinois

River by extending the system of beacon-lights to said river. May 1, 1888....
Bridges, Red and Little Rivers, Ark. An act authorizing the Kansas City, Texarkana and Gulf
Railway Company to bridge the Red and Little Rivers, in the State of Arkansas. May
1, 1888..
Public building, Greenville, S. C. An act for a public building at Greenville, South Carolina.
May 1, 1888...

Arsenal, Columbia, Tenn. An act to authorize the construction of an arsenal for the repair,

storage, and distribution of ordnance and ordnance stores for the use of the Government of the United States, at Columbia, Tennessee. May 1, 1888..... Military Academy appropriations. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine. May 1, 1888... Indian reservations, Mont. An act to ratify and confirm an agreement with the Gros Ventre, Piegan, Blood, Blackfeet, and River Crow Indians in Montana, and for other purposes. May 1, 1888.......

Public building, Charleston, W. Va. An act appropriating the sum of fifty-two thousand dol-
lars for the enlargement and improvement of the United States Government building at
Charleston, West Virginia. May 1, 1888...

Customs districts, Minn. An act to amend sections twenty-five hundred and ninety-five and
twenty-five hundred and ninety-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and
to provide a collector at the port of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and for other purposes. May
. 2, 1888.
"Albert M," "Condor," and "Adelante." An act for the registry of the barges "Albert M,"
"Condor," and "Adelante." May 9, 1888

Losses of postmasters. To amend an act entitled "An act authorizing the Postmaster-General
to adjust certain claims of postmasters for loss by burglary, fire, or other unavoidable
casualty," approved March seventeenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two. May 9, 1888.

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