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SEC. 6. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.
SEC. 7. That this act shall be null and void if actual construction Commenceof the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within one year ment and com. and completed within three years from the date hereof. pletion. Approved, July 30, 1892.
CHAP. 352,-An act relating to the limitation of the hours of daily service of laborers and mechanics employed upon the public works of the United States and of the District of Columbia.
August 1, 1892.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Hours of laStates of America in Congress assembled, That the service and em- Limited to ployment of all laborers and mechanics who are now or may here- eight hours for after be employed by the Government of the United States, by the laborers and District of Columbia, or by any contractor or subcontractor upon Government any of the public works of the United States or of the said District work. of Columbia, is hereby limited and restricted to eight hours in any one calendar day, and it shall be unlawful for any officer of the United States Government or of the District of Columbia or any such contractor or subcontractor whose duty it shall be to employ, direct, or control the services of such laborers or mechanics to require or permit any such laborer or mechanic to work more than eight hours in any calendar day except in case of extraordinary, emergency.
SEC. 2. That any officer or agent of the Government of the United Penalty for States or of the District of Columbia, or any contractor or subcon- violation by oftractor whose duty it shall be to employ, direct, or control any la- ficer or contracborer or mechanic employed upon any of the public works of the United States or of the District of Columbia who shall intentionally violate any provision of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and for each and every such offense shall upon conviction be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and impris onment, in the discretion of the court having jurisdiction thereof. SEC. 3. The provisions of this act shall not be so construed as to in any manner apply to or affect contractors or subcontractors, or to tracts limit the hours of daily service of laborers or mechanics engaged upon the public works of the United States or of the District of Columbia for which contracts have been entered into prior to the passage of this act.
Approved, August 1, 1892,
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CHAP. 380.--An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and for other purposes.
Aug. 5, 1892.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, for the objects hereinafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, priations. eighteen hundred and ninety-three, namely:
Sundry civil expenses appro
For the improvement and care of public grounds, as follows: For improvement of grounds north of Executive Mansion, one and care. thousand dollars.
For improvement and maintenance of grounds south of the Executive Mansion, four thousand dollars.
Limit for con
For ordinary care of greenhouses and nursery, two thousand dollars.
For ordinary care of Lafayette Square, one thousand dollars.
For continuing improvement of reservation numbered seventeen and site of old canal northwest of same, five thousand dollars : Provided, That no part thereof shall be expended upon other than property belonging to the United States.
For construction and repair of post-and-chain fences, and constructing stone coping around reservations, one thousand dollars. For manure and hauling the same, five thousand dollars.
For painting watchmen's lodges, iron fences, vases, lamps, and lamp-posts, seven hundred and fifty dollars.
For purchase and repair of seats, one thousand dollars.
For trees, tree and plant stakes, labels, lime, whitewashing, and stock for nursery, two thousand dollars.
For removing snow and ice, one thousand two hundred dollars. For flowerpots, twine, caskets, wire, splints, moss, and lycopodium, one thousand dollars.
For care, construction, and repair of fountains, one thousand five hundred dollars.
For abating nuisances, five hundred dollars.
For improvement, care, and maintenance of various reservations, twelve thousand dollars.
For improvement, maintenance, and care of Smithsonian Grounds, including construction of asphalt roads and paths, five thousand dollars.
For improvement, care, and maintenance of Judiciary Square, including grounds around the Pension Building and asphalt roads and walks leading to Pension Building, three thousand dollars.
That under appropriations herein contained no contract shall pave- be made for making or repairing concrete or asphalt pavements in Washington City at a higher price than two dollars and twentyfive cents per square yard for a quality equal to the best laid in the District of Columbia prior to July first, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, and with a base of not less than six inches in thickness. For repairs and fuel at the Executive Mansion, as follows:
sion and public grounds.
Provisos. Maximum lamp.
For care, repair, and refurnishing the Executive Mansion, twenty thousand dollars, to be expended by contract or otherwise, as the President may determine.
For fuel for the Executive Mansion, greenhouses, and stable, three thousand dollars.
For care and necessary repair of greenhouses, five thousand dollars.
For renewing the superstructures of two greenhouses connected with the Executive Mansion, two thousand dollars.
LIGHTING THE EXECUTIVE MANSION AND PUBLIC GROUNDS: ecutive Man For gas, pay of lamp-lighters, gas fitters and laborers; purchase, erection, and repair of lamps and lamp-posts, purchase of matches, and for repairs of all kinds; fuel and lights for office, office stables, watchmen's lodges, and for the greenhouses at the nursery, fourteen thousand dollars: Provided, That for each six-foot burner not connected with a meter in the lamps on the public grounds no more than twenty-one dollars and fifty cents shall be paid per lamp for gas, including lighting, cleaning, and keeping in repair the lamps, under any expenditure provided for in this act; and said lamps shall burn not less than three thousand hours per annum; and authority is hereby given to substitute other illuminating material for the same or less price, and to use so much of the sum hereby appropriated as may be necessary for that purpose: Provided, That before any expenditures are made from the appropriations herein provided for, the contracting gas company shall equip each lamp
with a self-regulating burner and tip, so combined and adjusted as to secure under all ordinary variations of pressure and density a consumption of six cubic feet of gas per hour.
For electric lights for three hundred and sixty-five nights from Electric lights. seven posts, at forty cents per light per night, one thousand and twenty-two dollars.
REPAIR OF WATER PIPES: For repairing and extending water Repair of wapipes, purchase of apparatus for cleaning them, purchase of hose, ter pipes, etc. and cleaning the springs and repairing and renewing the pipes of the same that supply the Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and the building for the State, War, and Navy Departments, two thousand five hundred dollars.
TELEGRAPH TO CONNECT THE CAPITOL WITH THE DEPART- Telegraph, MENTS AND GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: For care and re- Capitol, Departments, and Govpair of existing lines, one thousand five hundred dollars. ernment Printing Office.
WASHINGTON MONUMENT: For the care and maintenance of the Washington Monument, namely: For one custodian, at one hundred dollars per month; one steam engineer, at eighty dollars per month; one assistant steam engineer, at sixty dollars per month; one fireman, at fifty dollars per month; one assistant fireman, at forty-five dollars per month; one conductor of elevator car, at seventy-five dollars per month; one attendant on floor, at sixty dollars per month; one attendant on top floor, at sixty dollars per month; three night and day watchmen, at sixty dollars per month each in all, eight thousand five hundred and twenty dollars. For fuel, lights, oil, waste, packing, tools, matches, paints, brushes, Expenses. brooms, lanterns, rope, nails, screws, lead, electric lights, heating apparatus, oil stoves for elevator car and upper and lower floor, repairs to engines, boilers, dynamos, elevator, and repairs of all kinds connected with the monument and machinery, and purchase of all necessary articles for keeping the monument, machinery, elevator, and electric-light plant in good order, three thousand dollars. FISH-WAYS AT GREAT FALLS: To complete the erection of fishways at the Great Falls of the Potomac, fifteen thousand dollars. Great Falls.
Yellowstone National Park. Improvement,
IMPROVEMENT OF THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: For the improvement of the Yellowstone National Park, forty-five thousand dollars; the same to be expended by, and under the direction of, the Secretary of War: Provided, That fifteen thousand dollars of this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, may River. be expended, in the discretion of the Secretary of War. for the construction of a road from the Upper Geyser Basin to a point on Snake River where it crosses the southern boundary of the park.
Road to Snake
For continuing improvement of harbor at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Continuing improvement removal of Smith's Island and Windmill Island, Pennsylvania, and Petty's Island, New Jersey, and adjacent shoals, forty-one thousand dollars.
For improving harbor at Baltimore, Maryland: Completing improvement, two hundred and eight thousand dollars. For improving harbor at Galveston, Texas: Continuing improve- Galveston, ment to entrance to harbor, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For improving Hay Lake Channel, Saint Mary's River, Michigan: Continuing improvement, one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.
SURVEY OF NORTHERN AND NORTHWESTERN LAKES: For printing and issuing charts for use of navigators and electrotyping plates for chart printing, two thousand dollars.
For surveys, additions to and correcting engraved plates, five thousand dollars.
Hay Lake Channel, Saint Mary's River, Mich.
Survey, northern and northwestern lakes.
TRANSPORTATION OF REPORTS AND MAPS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES: For the transportation of reports and maps to foreign countries, through the Smithsonian Institution, one hundred dollars.
HARBOR OF NEW YORK: For prevention of obstructive and injurious deposits within the harbor and adjacent waters of New York City:
For pay of inspectors and deputy inspectors, office force, and expenses of office, fifteen thousand dollars:
For pay of crew and maintenance of steamer Argus, eight thousand dollars:
For pay of crew and maintenance of steamer Nimrod, ten thousand dollars; in all, thirty-three thousand dollars.
construction. Provisos. Contracts.
BUILDING FOR THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: For continuing Congress. the construction of the building for the library of Congress and Continuing for each and every purpose connected with the same, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That contracts may be entered into for the ironwork of stairs, roof and dome, and marble finish for halls, corridors, and rotunda, to be paid for as appropriaGen. T. L. Ca- tions may from time to time be made by law: Provided, That Brigsey to continue adier-General Thomas Lincoln Casey, now in charge of the conin charge. struction of said building, shall continue in said charge until its completion whether on the active or retired list of the Army.
and the heads of the Executive Departments, before transmitting their annual reports to Congress, the printing of which is chargeable to this appropriation, shall cause the same to be carefully examined, and shall exclude therefrom all matter, including engravings, maps, drawings, and illustrations, except such as they shall certify in their letters transmitting such 1eports to be necessary and to relate entirely to the transaction of public business.
Approved, August 5, 1892.
Feb. 25, 1892.
[No. 3.] Joint resolution investigating mining débris in California.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United California. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War War to submit be, and he is hereby, requested to submit for the consideration of what amount Congress what amounts can be profitably expended during the should be ex coming year to carry out the recommendations made by the Compended to inves- mission of Engineers, United States Army, appointed under the tigate.
provisions of an act of Congress approved October first, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled "An act to investigate mining débris in California," for "restriction works, dams and wing-dams, Vol. 25, p. 498. to restrain the mining débris where now situated, and prevent its lodgment in the rivers of California, to the injury of navigation and commerce."
Approved, February 25, 1892.
[No. 9.] Joint resolution authorizing the use of the martello tower on Tybee Island, Georgia, for a signal station.
April 14, 1892.
Resolved 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 permit the use of the martello Ga Use of martower on Tybee Island, Georgia, by telegraph or telephone com- tello tower as a panies for a signal station, to report passing vessels, under such signal station. conditions as he may deem proper to protect the interest of the
Approved, April 14, 1892.
[No. 29.] Joint resolution extending the time for the construction of a hotel on the Government reservation at Fortress Monroe, Virginia.
July 28, 1892.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for the construction of a hotel upon the Government reservation at Fortress Time Monroe, Virginia, as provided in the act of Congress approved building hotel July second, eighteen hundred and ninety, be, and the same is extended. hereby, extended for one year from and after the passage of this Vol. 26, p. 213