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THE

STATUTES AT LARGE

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FROM

DECEMBER, 1915, TO MARCH. 1917

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS OF THE TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS

AND

RECENT TREATIES, CONVENTIONS, AND EXECUTIVE

PROCLAMATIONS

EDITED, PRINTED, AND PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

VOL. XXXIX

IN TWO PARTS

PART 1-Public Acts and Resolutions
PART 2-Private Acts and Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions,

Treaties, and Proclamations

PART 1

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1917

REPRINTED IN TAIWAN

PUBLIC LAWS

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PASSED BY THE

SIXTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

1915-1917

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TAIWAN

LIST

OF THE

PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

LAWS OF THE SIXTY-FOURTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

STATUTE I.-1915-1916.

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Bridge, Columbia River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to the Citizens' Bridge Com

pany to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River at or near Burlington, Iowa. Decem

ber 17, 1915.. Bridge,

Saint Francis River. An Act To extend the time for constructing a bridge across the Saint

Francis River at or Dear Saint Francis, Arkansas. December 17, 1915..
Panama-California Exposition. Joint Resolution To transfer the Government exhibit from the

Panama Pacific International Exposition to the Panama-California Exposition, and for

other purposes. December 17, 1915... Emergency internal revenue taxes. Joint Resolution Extending the provisions of the Act entitled

"An Act to increase the internal revenue, and for other purposes," approved October twenty-second,

nineteen hundred and fourteen, to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and sixteen. December 17, 1915.... Appropriations, urgent deficiencies. Joint Resolution Making appropriations to supply urgent

deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen

hundred and sixteen. December 17, 1915.. Congressional employees, December, 1915, salaries. Joint Resolution Authorizing payment of the

salaries of officers and employees of Congress for December, nineteen hundred and fifteen.

December 17, 1915..
Bridge, Allegheny River. An Act Authorizing the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to construct,

maintain, and operate a bridge across the Allegheny River at Oil City, Venango County,

Pennsylvania. December 18, 1915...
District of Columbia, fiscal relations. Joint Resolution Extending the time for filing the report

of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Fiscal Relations between the District of Columbia

and the United States. December 18, 1915.
Bridge, Arkansas River. An Act Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Arkansas

River at or near Tulsa, Oklahoma. January 12, 1916..
Bridge, Rock River. An Act Ĝranting an extension of time to construct a bridge across Rock River

at or near Colona Ferry, in the State of Illinois. January 14, 1916...
Bridge, Black River. An Act To authorize Butler County, Missouri, to construct a bridge across

Black River. January 14, 1916.
Bridge, Ohio River. An Act To authorize the Ohio-West Virginia Bridge Company to construct &

bridge across the Ohio River at the city of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. January

17, 1916.. Bridge,

For River. An Act To authorize the construction of bridges across the Fox River at Aurora,

Illinois. January 18, 1916..
Bridge, Pend Oreille_River. An Act To authorize the county of Bonner, Idaho, to construct a

bridge across Pend Oreille River. January 24, 1916..,
Bridge, Chattahoochee River. An Act Granting the consent of Congress to J. P. Jones and others to

construct one or more bridges across the Chattahoochee River between the counties of

Coweta and Carroll, in the State of Georgia. January 24, 1916....
Bridge, Back River. An Act Authorizing the Seaboard Air Line Railway Company, a corporation,

to construct and operate a bridge, and approaches thereto, across what is known as “Back
River,” a part of the Savannah River, at a point between Jasper County, South Carolina,

and Chatham County, Georgia. January 26, 1916... Bridge, Tug Fork, Big Sandy River. An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge across the

Tug Fork of the Big Bandy River at or near Warfield, Kentucky, and Kermit, West Vir

ginia. January 28, 1916..... Bridge, Saint Francis River. An Act To authorize Dunklin County, Missouri, and Clay County,

Arkansas, to construct a bridge across Saint Francis River. January 28, 1916:: Bridge, Saint Francis River. An Act To authorize Butler

and Dunklin Counties, Missouri, to construct a bridge across Saint Francis River. January 28, 1916.

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